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2nd Apr '18 11:43:29 AM Crimson_Vega
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* In the Brazilian telenovela ''Celebrity'', this was the case of Inácio, to the point it is a clear case of emotional/verbal abuse. Despite his attempts to reach to his mother Beatriz and cheer her up, since their parents are divorcing, Beatriz keeps rejecting him while being kind to his younger brother (though they are almost of the same age and very close), constantly comparing him to his brother while also being overbearing and controlling (when he explains he doesn't want to study in London and wants to remain in Brazil, she insists that he is wasting his life until Fernando, her husband, tells her to let him choose what to do with his life. When Fernando leaves the room annoyed at her insistence, she turns to Inácio, saying that he is the one that causes the argument). When Fábio dies, Beatriz blames him for it, going to the point of calling him "murderer" ''right in Fábio's funeral''. During the series, she accuses Inácio of being spoiled and wanting to be the center of attention (not realizing that this is what she is doing) and not caring for his own sorrow upon losing his brother (even when his depression is so intense that he doesn't even want to leave the house), even asking why she should be there for him when ''she'' is the one who lost a son. Eventually, her neglect and abuse, plus his depression, renders him unresponsive to the point he needs to be sent to a hospital. [[spoiler:He gets better in the end]]
** It helps that Inacio is played by Bruno Gagliasso. The guy could give such sad eyes that all you wanted to do was to give him a hug.

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* In the Brazilian telenovela ''Celebrity'', this was the case of Inácio, to the point it is a clear case of emotional/verbal abuse. Despite his attempts to reach to his mother Beatriz and cheer her up, since their parents are divorcing, Beatriz keeps rejecting him while being kind to his younger brother (though Fábio, though they are almost of the same age and very close), close, constantly comparing him to his brother the two while also being overbearing and controlling (when controlling. Once, Inácio brings her some chocolate and after one bite, Beatriz complains it tastes awful and tells him to take it away. When he throws it in the trash, she chews him out and tells to throw in the kitchen's trash to not attract bugs while asking if he can't do even that right and to leave her be. Other example happens (before the divorce) when Inácio explains he doesn't want to study in London and wants to remain in Brazil, she insists only for Beatriz to insist that he is wasting his life until Fernando, her husband, tells her to let him Inácio choose what to do with his life. When Fernando leaves the room annoyed at her insistence, she turns to Inácio, saying that he is the one that causes caused the argument). When argument.
** Later, when
Fábio dies, Beatriz blames him Inácio for it, going to the point of calling him "murderer" ''right in Fábio's funeral''. During the series, she accuses Inácio of being spoiled and wanting to be the center of attention (not realizing that this is what she is doing) and not caring for his own sorrow upon losing his brother (even when his depression is so intense that he doesn't even want to leave the house), even asking house, which she deems as an attempt to get attention). When Fernando calls her out for it, she asks why she should be there for him Inácio when ''she'' is the one who lost a her son. Eventually, her neglect and abuse, plus his depression, renders him Inácio unresponsive to the point he needs to be sent to a hospital. [[spoiler:He gets better in the end]]
** *** It helps that Inacio is played by Bruno Gagliasso. The guy could give such sad eyes that all you wanted to do was to give him a hug.hug!!!
31st Mar '18 3:23:25 PM nighttrainfm
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* Sal Walkerton in ''WebComic/DumbingOfAge'' has always felt overshadowed by her twin brother, who is both BrilliantButLazy and [[spoiler: "whiter" than her - they're mixed-race, but Walky himself considers ''her'' black and himself "generically beige".]] By her teens, she was so starved for attention that she had a breakdown and [[NotHelpingYourCase held up two convenience stores]], at which point her parents shipped her off to Catholic school.

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* Sal Walkerton in ''WebComic/DumbingOfAge'' has always felt overshadowed by her twin brother, who is both BrilliantButLazy and [[spoiler: "whiter" than her - they're mixed-race, but Walky himself considers ''her'' black and himself "generically beige".]] By her teens, she was so starved for attention that she had a breakdown and [[NotHelpingYourCase held up two convenience stores]], stores, at which point her parents shipped her off to Catholic school.
26th Mar '18 6:19:50 PM Snet1939
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': Robert Frobisher is this to his parents, who much prefer his older brother who died in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Frobisher isn't too fond of his Mater and Pater either.
17th Mar '18 10:28:39 PM Crimson_Vega
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* In the Brazilian telenovela ''Celebrity'', this was the case of Inácio, to the point it is a clear case of emotional/verbal abuse. Despite his attempts to reach to his mother Beatriz and cheer her up, since their parents are divorcing, Beatriz keeps rejecting him while being kind to his younger brother (though they are almost of the same age and very close), while also being overbearing and controlling (when he explains he doesn't want to study in London and wants to remain in Brazil, she insists that he is wasting his life until Fernando, her husband, tells her to let him choose what to do with his life. When Fernando leaves the room annoyed at her insistence, she says that it is Inácio's fault. When Fábio dies, Beatriz blames him for it, going to the point of calling him "murderer" ''right in Fábio's funeral''. During the series, she accuses Inácio of being spoiled and wanting to be the center of attention (not realizing that this is what she is doing) and not caring for his own sorrow upon losing his brother (even when his depression is so intense that he doesn't even want to leave the house), even asking why she should be there for him when ''she'' is the one who lost a son. Eventually, her neglect and abuse, plus his depression, renders him unresponsive to the point he needs to be sent to a hospital. [[spoiler:He gets better in the end]]

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* In the Brazilian telenovela ''Celebrity'', this was the case of Inácio, to the point it is a clear case of emotional/verbal abuse. Despite his attempts to reach to his mother Beatriz and cheer her up, since their parents are divorcing, Beatriz keeps rejecting him while being kind to his younger brother (though they are almost of the same age and very close), constantly comparing him to his brother while also being overbearing and controlling (when he explains he doesn't want to study in London and wants to remain in Brazil, she insists that he is wasting his life until Fernando, her husband, tells her to let him choose what to do with his life. When Fernando leaves the room annoyed at her insistence, she says turns to Inácio, saying that it he is Inácio's fault.the one that causes the argument). When Fábio dies, Beatriz blames him for it, going to the point of calling him "murderer" ''right in Fábio's funeral''. During the series, she accuses Inácio of being spoiled and wanting to be the center of attention (not realizing that this is what she is doing) and not caring for his own sorrow upon losing his brother (even when his depression is so intense that he doesn't even want to leave the house), even asking why she should be there for him when ''she'' is the one who lost a son. Eventually, her neglect and abuse, plus his depression, renders him unresponsive to the point he needs to be sent to a hospital. [[spoiler:He gets better in the end]]
17th Mar '18 10:25:12 PM Crimson_Vega
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* In the Brazilian telenovela ''Celebrity'', this was the case of Inácio, to the point it is a clear case of emotional/verbal abuse. Despite his attempts to reach to his mother Beatriz and cheer her up, since their parents are divorcing, Beatriz keeps rejecting him while being kind to his younger brother (though they are almost of the same age and very close), while also being overbearing and controlling (when he explains he doesn't want to study in London and wants to remain in Brazil, she insists that he is wasting his life until Fernando, her husband, tells her to let him choose what to do with his life. When Fernando leaves the room annoyed at her insistence, she says that it is Inácio's fault. When Fábio dies, Beatriz blames him for it, going to the point of calling him "murderer" ''right in Fábio's funeral''. During the series, she accuses Inácio of being spoiled and wanting to be the center of attention (not realizing that this is what she is doing) and not caring for his own sorrow upon losing his brother (even when his depression is so intense that he doesn't even want to leave the house), even asking why she should be there for him when ''she'' is the one who lost a son. Eventually, her neglect and abuse, plus his depression, renders him unresponsive to the point he needs to be sent to a hospital. [[spoiler:He gets better in the end]]
** It helps that Inacio is played by Bruno Gagliasso. The guy could give such sad eyes that all you wanted to do was to give him a hug.
12th Mar '18 5:07:03 PM cherrychels
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** With Prince Aegon's mother's marriage to Rhaegar annulled, his status as Rhaegar's heir was effectively stripped from him and given to his younger half-brother. And if Rhaegar was indeed the one who named Jon, then even his own name as "Aegon Targaryen" was taken from him in favour of his younger half-brother. Ouch.

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** With Prince Aegon's mother's marriage to Rhaegar annulled, [[spoiler:annulled, his status as Rhaegar's heir was effectively stripped from him and given to his younger half-brother. And if Rhaegar was indeed the one who named Jon, then even his own name as "Aegon Targaryen" was taken from him in favour of his younger half-brother. Ouch.may have been removed.]]



--->'''Monica''' ''(to Ross)'': If I could choose my parents, I'd take yours!

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--->'''Monica''' -->'''Monica''' ''(to Ross)'': If I could choose my parents, I'd take yours!
12th Mar '18 1:58:20 PM gb00393
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** With Prince Aegon's mother's marriage to Rhaegar annulled, his status as Rhaegar's heir was effectively stripped from him and given to his younger half-brother. And if Rhaegar was indeed the one who named Jon, then even his own name as "Aegon Targaryen" was taken from him in favour of his younger half-brother. Ouch.* No matter what Det. Goren from ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' does for his mother (including taking care of her while she's in the hospital) he still can't measure up to his brother, a homeless drug addict with an illegitimate son. Either way, Goren gets no respect.

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** With Prince Aegon's mother's marriage to Rhaegar annulled, his status as Rhaegar's heir was effectively stripped from him and given to his younger half-brother. And if Rhaegar was indeed the one who named Jon, then even his own name as "Aegon Targaryen" was taken from him in favour of his younger half-brother. Ouch.Ouch.
* No matter what Det. Goren from ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' does for his mother (including taking care of her while she's in the hospital) he still can't measure up to his brother, a homeless drug addict with an illegitimate son. Either way, Goren gets no respect.
12th Mar '18 1:57:20 PM gb00393
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* No matter what Det. Goren from ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' does for his mother (including taking care of her while she's in the hospital) he still can't measure up to his brother, a homeless drug addict with an illegitimate son. Either way, Goren gets no respect.

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** With Prince Aegon's mother's marriage to Rhaegar annulled, his status as Rhaegar's heir was effectively stripped from him and given to his younger half-brother. And if Rhaegar was indeed the one who named Jon, then even his own name as "Aegon Targaryen" was taken from him in favour of his younger half-brother. Ouch.* No matter what Det. Goren from ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' does for his mother (including taking care of her while she's in the hospital) he still can't measure up to his brother, a homeless drug addict with an illegitimate son. Either way, Goren gets no respect.
10th Mar '18 12:35:26 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball NFL]], Eli Manning was treated this way by the sports media, compared to his older, record breaking, SuperBowl winning brother Peyton Manning whom the sports media treated like quarterback royalty. This became subverted, after Eli lead the New York Giants to a Superbowl victory against Tom Brady's New England Patriots in the 2007-2008 season, when the team seemed unbeatable and was one win away from completing a perfect season. He did it again against the same team in 2011-2012 season, surpassing his older brother and finally getting the sports media's respect.

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* In the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball NFL]], Eli Manning was treated this way by the sports media, compared to his older, record breaking, SuperBowl UsefulNotes/SuperBowl winning brother Peyton Manning whom the sports media treated like quarterback royalty. This became subverted, after Eli lead the New York Giants to a Superbowl victory against Tom Brady's New England Patriots in the 2007-2008 season, when the team seemed unbeatable and was one win away from completing a perfect season. He did it again against the same team in 2011-2012 season, surpassing his older brother and finally getting the sports media's respect.
9th Mar '18 1:04:14 PM annette12
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* Monica on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is treated like this by her parents, while her brother can do no wrong (the reason given in the show is that they thought their mother was barren, which means that Ross was their "Miracle Child," and by the time Monica was born, the amazement was over.) Possibly why she is so screwed up. Interestingly, Ross actually calls them out on it a couple times.
** Though when her dad [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes]] that they've been doing this, he gives her his Porsche to make up for it, so, you know, "every cloud".
** The episode in which Chandler [[FakingTheDead fakes Ross's death as a joke]] ends with Ross on the phone to his mom explaining he's fine. "No, Mom, even if I had died, you wouldn't be childless ... ''Monica!''"
** The odd thing about this situation is that it's actually The Unfavorite who grows up to be the happier and more successful child. 'Star child' Ross gets divorced three times, has two illegitimate children, struggles with mental anger issues at one point, and although a doctor of paleontology, has a rather mediocre academic career. Meanwhile Monica is HappilyMarried to a loving husband, [[spoiler: adopts baby twins]] and becomes a renowned Executive Chef at a very fancy restaurant with people queuing outside for her food. In any other family, the mother would be disowning ''Ross'' and praising Monica to the skies.
** Also when Ross' daughter Emma is born his dad congratulates him on his first child, completely forgetting that he has another one, a son named Ben from his first marriage. So there's also an unfavorite grandson.
*** This was LampshadeHanging the fact that by this point, Ben had been nearly [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Brother Chucked]] insofar as he was rarely referenced anymore.
** Chandler, despite being an only child claims he still suffered from this trope, because his parents prefered his ''imaginary friend'' to him. More ParentalNeglect and HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood though. (Interestingly he and Monica eventually fall in love, possibly because they understand each other's insecurities so well).
** Averted with Rachel, who - when compared to her spoiled sisters Jill (Reese Witherspoon) and Amy (Christina Applegate) - is apparently the only child that her father (Ron Leibman) can claim to be proud of, thanks to CharacterDevelopment that allowed her to grow and become a more responsible adult.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Monica on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is treated like this by her parents, parents. Her mother Judy dotes on Ross endlessly, while her brother can do no wrong (the reason given giving Monica nothing but grief. Their father Jack favors Ross as well, but isn't as critical of Monica as Judy is. They explained their favoritism of Ross in the show is that one episode -- they had thought their mother Judy was barren, which means that barren until Ross was their "Miracle Child," and born, so Ross was a "medical marvel!" ...But by the time Monica was born, the amazement "marvel" was over.) Possibly why she is so screwed up. Interestingly, gone. Eventually, Ross actually calls them their dad out on it their favoritism after they used Monica's childhood possessions to save Ross's during a couple times.
** Though when her dad [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes]] that they've been doing this,
flood, and he gives her is honestly repentant, giving Monica his Porsche to 'start to make up for it, so, you know, "every cloud".
** The episode in which Chandler [[FakingTheDead fakes Ross's death as
amends'. His behavior improves a joke]] ends with Ross on the phone to his mom explaining he's fine. "No, Mom, even if I had died, you wouldn't be childless ... ''Monica!''"
** The odd thing about this situation is that it's actually The Unfavorite who grows up to be the happier and more successful child. 'Star child' Ross gets divorced three times, has two illegitimate children, struggles with mental anger issues at one point, and
lot, although a doctor Judy is still as disapproving of paleontology, has a rather mediocre academic career. Meanwhile Monica is HappilyMarried to a loving husband, [[spoiler: adopts baby twins]] and becomes a renowned Executive Chef at a very fancy restaurant with people queuing outside for her food. In any other family, the mother would be disowning ''Ross'' and praising Monica to the skies.
** Also when Ross' daughter Emma is born his dad congratulates him on his first child, completely forgetting that he has another one, a son named Ben from his first marriage. So there's also an unfavorite grandson.
*** This was LampshadeHanging the fact that by this point, Ben had been nearly [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Brother Chucked]] insofar
as he was rarely referenced anymore.
** Chandler, despite being an only child claims he still suffered from this trope, because his parents prefered his ''imaginary friend'' to him. More ParentalNeglect and HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood though. (Interestingly he and Monica eventually fall in love, possibly because they understand each other's insecurities so well).
** Averted with Rachel, who - when compared to her spoiled sisters Jill (Reese Witherspoon) and Amy (Christina Applegate) - is apparently the only child that her father (Ron Leibman) can claim to be proud of, thanks to CharacterDevelopment that allowed her to grow and become a more responsible adult.
ever.
--->'''Monica''' ''(to Ross)'': If I could choose my parents, I'd take yours!
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