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16th Feb '17 6:06:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Can easily escalate into CainAndAbel. May be rooted in a DeathByChildbirth. May cross over with WellDoneSonGuy if the Unfavorite wants some recognition. If the favorite of the parents isn't even a member of their family, it's a case of WhyAreYouNotMySon. When each parent has one favorite and one UnFavorite, it's JacobAndEsau.

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Can easily escalate into CainAndAbel. May be rooted in a DeathByChildbirth. May cross over with WellDoneSonGuy if the Unfavorite wants some recognition. If the favorite of the parents isn't even a member of their family, it's a case of WhyAreYouNotMySon. When each parent has one favorite and one UnFavorite, Unfavorite, it's JacobAndEsau.
31st Jan '17 2:16:48 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Vexed of Kin", Cat becomes worried that his parents love his conjoined brother Dog better. [=CatDog=]'s parents eventually assure him that they love both their sons equally.
23rd Jan '17 12:50:01 AM CaptainTedium
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* In ''A Miser Brothers Christmas'' it's clear that both Snow Miser and Heat Miser fit into this category among Mother Nature's children.
15th Jan '17 10:15:22 AM eowynjedi
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* In Creator/JRRTolkien's ''[[Literature/LordOfTheRings Return of The King]]'', Denethor clearly ladles all the work on Faramir's shoulders partly because Boromir was his favorite. It is heavily implied that at least part of this is the immediate reaction of grief; Gandalf warns Faramir against doing anything rash, because his father loves him and will remember that.

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* Comes up a few times in the works of Creator/JRRTolkien.
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In Creator/JRRTolkien's ''[[Literature/LordOfTheRings Return of The King]]'', ''Literature/ReturnOfTheKing'', Denethor clearly ladles all often compares Faramir unfavorably with his deceased older brother, Boromir. There had been tension between them since childhood for several reasons. One is that Faramir and Denethor are TooMuchAlike, scholarly and serious and slightly prescient, while Boromir was energetic and proud and more earthly. Another is that Faramir is very like his mother, who died when he was five, and Denethor doesn't like the work on reminder. By the time of the third book, grief over Boromir's death is implied to add ''another'' reason for Denethor to lash out because the loss of his favorite heightens his existing ambivalence into open contempt, particularly when Faramir acts according to his own judgment. Faramir's shoulders partly because Boromir was his favorite. It is heavily implied that at least part attitude towards all of this is the immediate reaction of grief; Gandalf warns Faramir against doing anything rash, because rather resigned until Denethor implies he wishes his sons had been exchanged, at which point he reminds his father loves him and will remember that.whose order sent Boromir away in the first place. (Despite all this, the narration points out that there was never any SiblingRivalry between the two brothers.)



* Fingolfin, from Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. After his half-brother Fëanor threatens to kill him then is exiled, their father Finwë chooses to accompany him into exile, relinquishing his crown, even though the text gives the reader no reason to think that Fëanor's attack on his brother was justified.

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* ** Fingolfin, from Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. After his half-brother Fëanor threatens to kill him then is exiled, their father Finwë chooses to accompany him into exile, relinquishing his crown, even though the text gives the reader no reason to think that Fëanor's attack on his brother was justified.
13th Jan '17 8:21:49 PM psionycx
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* CampGay Bryan on ''Series/TheNewNormal'' felt like this growing up in his Catholic family where even his sister was more butch than him. It carries over into adulthood, as his mother gets along very well with his StraightGay partner David. Also, David's JewishMother Frances is so cloyingly adoring of her son that it gets on Bryan's nerves.
13th Jan '17 5:20:21 PM HarryBCDresden
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' Dipper thinks he is Grunkle Stan's unfavorite (and is wrong), and Stan himself absolutely was the unfavorite in comparison to [[spoiler: his own twin, back when they were kids.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' Dipper thinks he is Grunkle Stan's unfavorite (and is mostly wrong), and Stan himself absolutely was the unfavorite in comparison to [[spoiler: his own twin, back when they were kids.]]
8th Jan '17 6:28:32 PM nombretomado
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* Poor, poor Purple Parrots. ''LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' seemed to put the shortest, slowest players on Purple Parrots, to the point where, in challenge wins, they are dead last.

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* Poor, poor Purple Parrots. ''LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' seemed to put the shortest, slowest players on Purple Parrots, to the point where, in challenge wins, they are dead last.
8th Jan '17 11:59:13 AM nombretomado
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* [[{{Marvel 2099}} Paul-Philip Ravage]] suffered from this quite a bit. Didn't help that his was a family of backstabbing businessmen, all of whom immediately began plotting his downfall when he started proposing ''actual'' solutions to pollution problems. [[spoiler: And by the time he was winning his father's respect, he began losing his human form...]]

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* [[{{Marvel 2099}} [[ComicBook/Marvel2099 Paul-Philip Ravage]] suffered from this quite a bit. Didn't help that his was a family of backstabbing businessmen, all of whom immediately began plotting his downfall when he started proposing ''actual'' solutions to pollution problems. [[spoiler: And by the time he was winning his father's respect, he began losing his human form...]]
31st Dec '16 8:42:30 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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* Downplayed, and played oddly, in the backstory of ''Literature/PaladinOfSouls''. The Castle Warder of the border fortress Portfors had a long term affair with the quasi-abandoned wife of the nominal commander (who was serving as Chancellor in the distant capital), and while he did not formally acknowledge the younger boy Illvin as his own until his lover's early death the math made it a very open secret. He took it upon himself to serve as a parent to Illvin and his older half-brother Arhys, but while parental affection for his own son came naturally there was a degree of conscious, mindful effort where Arhys was concerned... and both kids could tell. It is implied by Illvin decades later that, had Arhys not spent his adolescence packed and ready to ride out on an hour's notice [[WellDoneSonGuy when the great Chancellor dy Lutiz sent for his son]], ''he'' could well have become [[TheResenter embittered & envious half-brother]] so many presumed Illvin was.
30th Dec '16 11:11:19 PM tv1995
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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Sesshoumaru feels that he's this. After finding out that his brother [[HalfHumanHybrid InuYasha]] inherited their father's [[InfinityPlusOneSword legendary offensive weapon]] that he had wanted while he was bequeathed the [[HealingShiv healing sword]] that he disdained, events conspire to lead him to the [[AlwaysSecondBest realisation]] that his [[PowerAtAPrice hard-earned]] extremely impressive [[CruelAndUnusualDeath offensive ability]] was only given to him so that he could master it for Inuyasha to take from him. This leads him to the conclusion that his father had been ''[[ParentalFavoritism grooming]] Inuyasha to kill him''. [[spoiler:Getting over his daddy issues and learning that his father actually wanted him to be a BigBrotherMentor is a major part of his CharacterDevelopment whereupon he settles for being the AloofBigBrother type.]]

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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Sesshoumaru feels that he's this. After finding out that his brother [[HalfHumanHybrid InuYasha]] inherited their father's [[InfinityPlusOneSword legendary offensive weapon]] that he had wanted while he was bequeathed the [[HealingShiv healing sword]] that he disdained, events conspire to lead him to the [[AlwaysSecondBest realisation]] that his [[PowerAtAPrice hard-earned]] extremely impressive [[CruelAndUnusualDeath offensive ability]] was only given to him so that he could master it for Inuyasha to take from him. This leads him to the conclusion that his father had been ''[[ParentalFavoritism grooming]] Inuyasha to kill him''. [[spoiler:Getting over his daddy issues and learning that his father actually wanted him to be a BigBrotherMentor is a major part of his CharacterDevelopment whereupon he settles for being the AloofBigBrother type.]]]] It can make sense why he feels this way. After all, Inuyasha is the son of a woman who his father was madly in love with while Sesshomaru was possibly the result of a political marriage.
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