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8th Mar '17 6:38:46 PM HeroicJay
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** Death, in the tale of the Three Brothers in ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard'', pretends to congratulate the three brothers for cheating death, and rewards them, with full intention of being this. Only the [[YoungestChildWins youngest brother]] sees through the ruse and has his reward tailored specifically to prevent Death doing this to him. The other brothers are [[KarmicDeath not so lucky]].

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** Death, in the tale of the Three Brothers in ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard'', pretends to congratulate the three brothers for cheating death, and rewards them, with full intention of being this.having the rewards lead them back to Death. Only the [[YoungestChildWins youngest brother]] sees through the ruse and has his reward tailored specifically to prevent Death doing this to him. The other brothers are [[KarmicDeath not so lucky]].
8th Mar '17 6:18:01 PM nombretomado
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* Also toyed with, along with a great many other fairy tale tropes, in MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Fairy Godmother]]''. When the three sons of a king are sent out on a mission, the fairy godmother sets obstacles for them which only the youngest son, by virtue of his kindness and humility, passes, and so it's the youngest son who succeeds on his quest, as per the trope. However, the youngest son is only a minor character in the book, while the second son (despite being the biggest ass of the three... and punished accordingly) becomes one of the two main protagonists and ends up better off than he would have been if he'd succeeded on the original quest.

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* Also toyed with, along with a great many other fairy tale tropes, in MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Fairy Godmother]]''. When the three sons of a king are sent out on a mission, the fairy godmother sets obstacles for them which only the youngest son, by virtue of his kindness and humility, passes, and so it's the youngest son who succeeds on his quest, as per the trope. However, the youngest son is only a minor character in the book, while the second son (despite being the biggest ass of the three... and punished accordingly) becomes one of the two main protagonists and ends up better off than he would have been if he'd succeeded on the original quest.
10th Feb '17 6:59:27 AM BenOfHouston
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* Godfrey of Bouillon, given his status as second son of the Count of Buolonge, participated in the first crusade to gain his own land to rule. His older brother became the Count of Buolonge, while Godfrey took the title of King of Jerusalem.
7th Jan '17 1:09:25 PM darkchiefy
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* Film/SingStreet: Discussed by Brendan in his rant, where he complains that Conor did the exact same things he did, but became a hero - whereas Brendan is a laughing stock.
17th Dec '16 2:10:21 AM LB7979
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** Ron Weasley is the youngest of five brothers and is best friend of TheHero. Notable because the other two members of the lead trio are only children. Ron is the only one to have siblings.

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** Ron Weasley is the youngest of five six brothers and is best friend of TheHero. Notable because the other two members (Harry and Hermione) of [[ThreeAmigos the lead trio trio]] are only children. children; Ron is the only one of them to have siblings.
1st Dec '16 11:57:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Finwë has three sons: the two eldest die in battle, the youngest doesn't and presumably remains king of the Noldor in Valinor until the end of Arda. Then again...he's barely in the story at all, being much less BadAss than his brothers -- and being sensible enough not to rebel against the Valar and exile himself from the safest, best place in Arda.

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* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Finwë has three sons: the two eldest die in battle, the youngest doesn't and presumably remains king of the Noldor in Valinor until the end of Arda. Then again...he's barely in the story at all, being much less BadAss badass than his brothers -- and being sensible enough not to rebel against the Valar and exile himself from the safest, best place in Arda.
17th Oct '16 4:49:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', Prince Jamka is the youngest son of King Batou of Verdane (the first nation to attack the protagonists) and joins Sigurd's army after his two brothers and his father fell under the machinations of the Lopto cult. [[spoiler:In the manga, he becomes the king of Verdane after his father's death.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
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In ''[[FireEmblemJugdral ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', Prince Jamka is the youngest son of King Batou of Verdane (the first nation to attack the protagonists) and joins Sigurd's army after his two brothers and his father fell under the machinations of the Lopto cult. [[spoiler:In the manga, he becomes the king of Verdane after his father's death.]]
16th Oct '16 11:25:52 AM nombretomado
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* Not only is Ramza from ''FinalFantasyTactics'' the youngest of three brothers, he's also ''half-brother'' to Zalbag and Dycedarg. And yet he is the most noble among House Beoulve. His younger sister Alma, the true youngest of the family, spends most of the plot as the DamselInDistress, but she still manages a personal CrowningMomentOfAwesome when she rejects [[EldritchAbomination Bloody Angel Altima]] from pulling a GrandTheftMe.

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* Not only is Ramza from ''FinalFantasyTactics'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' the youngest of three brothers, he's also ''half-brother'' to Zalbag and Dycedarg. And yet he is the most noble among House Beoulve. His younger sister Alma, the true youngest of the family, spends most of the plot as the DamselInDistress, but she still manages a personal CrowningMomentOfAwesome when she rejects [[EldritchAbomination Bloody Angel Altima]] from pulling a GrandTheftMe.
11th Aug '16 1:52:02 PM HarJIT-EGS
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* ''{{Literature/TheBookOfMormon}}'' has Nephi (then the youngest of four brothers) named by an angel as a future ruler over his brothers. Laman and Lemuel, the oldest and second-oldest son respectively, are not happy about this. [[SubvertedTrope Even younger brothers are subsequently born]] though.
7th Aug '16 1:20:59 PM erforce
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/WingCommander Privateer 2''.

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* %%* Subverted in ''VideoGame/WingCommander Privateer 2''.''VideoGame/Privateer2TheDarkening''.
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