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25th May '16 6:50:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'' has the princes of Hamelin, Marcassin and Gascon. As children, the younger Marcassin showed extreme magical potential while the elder Gascon had almost none. Thus, their [[TheMagocracy emperor-mage father]] lavished attention on Marcassin while Gascon fell by the wayside. [[BigBrotherInstinct Although he loved his younger brother,]] Gascon believed his father hated him--and despite being very young, Marcassin seemed to know it as well, [[spoiler: hiding his powers in order to make their father pay more attention to Gascon]]. And in the PS3 version, when the party [[TimeyWimeyBall travels back in time to the days of the two young princes,]] [[spoiler: the emperor reveals to Swaine that he knew he was Gascon all along, and [[AlmostDeadGuy as he lay dying in his son's arms,]] [[WellDoneSonGuy tells him he's always loved him]] [[SoProudOfYou and is proud of him regardless.]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'' has the princes of Hamelin, Marcassin and Gascon. As children, the younger Marcassin showed extreme magical potential while the elder Gascon had almost none. Thus, their [[TheMagocracy emperor-mage father]] lavished attention on Marcassin while Gascon fell by the wayside. [[BigBrotherInstinct Although he loved his younger brother,]] Gascon believed his father hated him--and despite being very young, Marcassin seemed to know it as well, [[spoiler: hiding his powers in order to make their father pay more attention to Gascon]]. And in the PS3 [=PS3=] version, when the party [[TimeyWimeyBall travels back in time to the days of the two young princes,]] [[spoiler: the emperor reveals to Swaine that he knew he was Gascon all along, and [[AlmostDeadGuy as he lay dying in his son's arms,]] [[WellDoneSonGuy tells him he's always loved him]] [[SoProudOfYou and is proud of him regardless.]]]]
25th May '16 9:44:37 AM Willbyr
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* Variation: In ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', DarkMagicalGirl Fate [[spoiler:is a clone of Precia Testarossa's deceased daughter, Alicia. Fate has Alicia's memories of Precia being a loving and kind mother, but Precia is abusive to Fate and sees her only as a tool for bringing Alicia back to life.]]

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* Variation: In ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', DarkMagicalGirl Fate [[spoiler:is a clone of Precia Testarossa's deceased daughter, Alicia. Fate has Alicia's memories of Precia being a loving and kind mother, but Precia is abusive to Fate and sees her only as a tool for bringing Alicia back to life.]]



* ''CodeGeass'': Lelouch Lemperouge spends a good portion of his life believing that not only are he and his sister Nunnally their father's unfavorites, but that their mother Marianne was too, since she was the only Imperial Wife to come from common origins. Eventually, he learns that [[spoiler:his parents fell in LoveAtFirstSight, and by extension, Lelouch and Nunnally were his favorite children. Furthermore, they both wanted Lelouch to help them with their plan to make the world a better place.]]

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* ''CodeGeass'': ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Lelouch Lemperouge spends a good portion of his life believing that not only are he and his sister Nunnally their father's unfavorites, but that their mother Marianne was too, since she was the only Imperial Wife to come from common origins. Eventually, he learns that [[spoiler:his parents fell in LoveAtFirstSight, and by extension, Lelouch and Nunnally were his favorite children. Furthermore, they both wanted Lelouch to help them with their plan to make the world a better place.]]



* [[spoiler:George]] from ''ParadiseKiss'' is the [[HeroicBastard ilegitimate son]] of a rich, influential man and a former model. His father pays for his and his mother's expensive lifestyle, but has [[LonelyRichKid no actual relationship with them]], and his mother is very vocal about how much she resents him because becoming pregnant ruined her modelling career.

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* [[spoiler:George]] from ''ParadiseKiss'' ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' is the [[HeroicBastard ilegitimate son]] of a rich, influential man and a former model. His father pays for his and his mother's expensive lifestyle, but has [[LonelyRichKid no actual relationship with them]], and his mother is very vocal about how much she resents him because becoming pregnant ruined her modelling career.



* Moroboshi Ataru from ''UruseiYatsura'' is another only-child example of this trope. His parents are constantly lamenting the fact that he was ever born, in his presence. Played pretty much entirely for laughs.

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* Moroboshi Ataru from ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' is another only-child example of this trope. His parents are constantly lamenting the fact that he was ever born, in his presence. Played pretty much entirely for laughs.
23rd May '16 6:08:55 AM EazyCheeze
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* Tim Carter (Creator/JimCarrey in an early dramatic role!) is this due to his failure to work out at military school, and has taken to drinking as a result of his parents' callousness.
14th May '16 10:01:31 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': A minor example. While Soichiro Yagami is adamant that his younger child Sayu couldn't possibly be Kira, he isn't so certain about Light.
12th May '16 5:56:48 AM MajinAkuma
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* Jun Manjoume of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', disowned by his brothers for his inability to live up to the family name.

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* ''Manga/YuGiOh'': Due to being not his blood-related child, the head of the Ishtar family treated his adoptive son Rishid like like a servant rather than his son.
* Jun Manjoume of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', disowned by his brothers for his inability to live up to the family name.name
11th May '16 1:11:00 AM AdamC
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* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Jesse sees himself as this - and it's somewhat understandable, given that his parents kick him out (twice), won't help him when he's homeless, and his dad snubs him even after he's gone through rehab and off the drugs (of course, this is all in hopes that he'll clean up his act). Compare their treatment of Jesse to that of his younger brother Jake, who Jesse imagines to be his parents' darling. Somewhat subverted in that Jake claims that all his parents ever talk about (despite him not being around) is Jesse.

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* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Jesse sees himself as this - and it's somewhat understandable, given that his parents kick him out (twice), won't help him when he's homeless, and his dad snubs him even after he's gone through rehab and off the drugs (of course, this is all in hopes that he'll clean up his act). Compare their treatment of Jesse to that of his younger brother Jake, who Jesse imagines to be his parents' darling. Somewhat subverted in that Jake claims that all his parents ever talk about (despite him not being around) is Jesse. For the record, Jesse actually seems to want to form a relationship with his quiet, stressed out brother, and only decides not to when he realizes he's a bad influence.
6th May '16 1:24:45 AM DiscoTam
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* Nuka from ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''. The scrawny, barely a mane growing lion voiced by Andy Dick. Little cub Kovu gets picked over him to take on Scar's heritage (Kovu not even having been sired by Scar, though it's implied Nuka is, being the son of Zira, who was apparently one of Scar's mates. Everybody got that? Good. Moving along...), and gets treated unfairly by the lionesses just cause...just cause. This makes [[spoiler: his death even more tragic, when he chases Simba up a dam, proclaiming he's doing it for his mother, and that this'd be his moment of glory, with a mad driven look in his eyes. Just before the footing gives away from underneath him, and he ends up crushed by a bunch of logs. His mother for the first time in the movie shows she actually ''does'' care and frantically tries to dig him out. He ends with a whimper. "Sorry... I tried..."]]

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* Nuka from ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''. The scrawny, barely a mane growing lion voiced by Andy Dick. Little cub Kovu gets picked over him to take on Scar's heritage (Kovu [[note]]Kovu not even having been sired by Scar, though it's implied Nuka is, being the son of Zira, who was apparently one of Scar's mates. Everybody got that? Good. Moving along...), mates.[[/note]] and gets treated unfairly by the lionesses just cause...just cause.lionesses. This makes [[spoiler: his death even more tragic, when he chases Simba up a dam, proclaiming he's doing it for his mother, and that this'd be his moment of glory, with a mad driven look in his eyes. Just before the footing gives away from underneath him, and he ends up crushed by a bunch of logs. His mother for the first time in the movie shows she actually ''does'' care and frantically tries to dig him out. He ends with a whimper. "Sorry... I tried..."]]



** It's implied that Scar was this to Mufasa growing up. Considering that his original name means "trash" in Swahili, and his brother's name means "king", it's not hard to tell who was their favorite.

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** It's implied that Scar was this to Mufasa growing up. Considering that his original name means "trash" in Swahili, and his brother's name means "king", it's not hard to tell who was their favorite.favourite.
6th May '16 1:17:01 AM DiscoTam
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** Some fairy tales (such as Perrault's "Diamonds and Toads" and the Hungarian fairy tale "[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/239.htm Tritill, Litill, and the Birds]]") take it even further by having [[AbusiveParents biological parents]] doing this to one of their children (usually the youngest).

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** Some fairy Fairy tales (such as Perrault's "Diamonds and Toads" and the Hungarian fairy tale "[http://www."[[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/239.htm Tritill, Litill, and the Birds]]") Birds]]" take it even further by having [[AbusiveParents biological parents]] doing this to one of their children (usually the youngest).
6th May '16 1:11:29 AM DiscoTam
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** Yet apparently every woman has wonderful taste in men...strange, isn't it?
** Some fairy tales (such as Perrault's "Diamonds and Toads" and the Hungarian fairy tale "[[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/239.htm Tritill, Litill, and the Birds]]") take it even further by having [[AbusiveParents biological parents]] doing this to one of their children (usually the youngest).

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** Yet apparently every woman has wonderful taste in men...strange, isn't it?
** Some fairy tales (such as Perrault's "Diamonds and Toads" and the Hungarian fairy tale "[[http://www."[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/239.htm Tritill, Litill, and the Birds]]") take it even further by having [[AbusiveParents biological parents]] doing this to one of their children (usually the youngest).
2nd May '16 1:50:16 AM M84
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* In ''LightNovel/ChivalryOfAFailedKnight'', Ikki is considered the BlackSheep of his clan because of his Rank F Blazer ability and they subscribe to a rather twisted SocialDarwinist philosophy that considers Blazer ability to be the only strength that matters. Never mind that Ikki is a MasterSwordsman who can and has defeated higher ranked Blazers. When they aren't flat out ignoring his existence, they actively sabotage him to ensure he remains a failure.
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