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18th Jul '17 3:46:01 PM Vir
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* While all three of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' are the same age (5), Bubbles is considered the baby of the three, and she comes out on top at the conclusion of "Three Girls And A Monster" as well as "City Of Nutsville."
* On ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'', Baby Butter gets an entire celebration to herself when she finds a piece of jewelry Mrs. Snootie lost on the beach. Her siblings get grounded on the same day. There's also the fact that Butter rang the bell and helped Mrs. Raccoon avoid a boating accident, and that she befriended the lighting bugs that helped the Otter family get home when it was otherwise too foggy to see. For a 2-year-old, she's very resourceful.

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* While all three of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' are the same age (5), Bubbles is considered the baby of the three, and she comes out on top at the conclusion of "Three Girls And A and a Monster" as well as "City Of of Nutsville."
* On ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'', Baby Butter gets an entire celebration to herself when she finds a piece of jewelry Mrs. Snootie lost on the beach. Her siblings get grounded on the same day. There's also the fact that Butter rang the bell and helped Mrs. Raccoon avoid a boating accident, and that she befriended the lighting lightning bugs that helped the Otter family get home when it was otherwise too foggy to see. For a 2-year-old, she's very resourceful.



* Primogeniture historically was a means to keep the landed classes as they were, otherwise the tropes we now associate with them may well not have developed. The disinherited likewise could have built on the tropes of the adventurer with nothing to lose: a knight errant. However ''Ultimogeniture'', as youngest-inherit is called, often stipulates that the youngest looks after the parents and their home while all the others are able to go out into the world and settle fortunes for themselves. Even when the inheritance was split (partible inheritance), again the youngest was often given the family manor, most often found in Scandinavia. But, like primogeniture, elder brothers could turn to theft and coercion and a potential inheritor to murder of any younger than him, so no system's perfect.

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* Primogeniture historically was a means to keep the landed classes as they were, otherwise the tropes we now associate with them may well not have developed. The disinherited likewise could have built on the tropes of the adventurer with nothing to lose: a knight errant. However ''Ultimogeniture'', as youngest-inherit is called, often stipulates that the youngest looks after the parents and their home while all the others are able to go out into the world and settle fortunes for themselves. Even when the inheritance was split (partible inheritance), again the youngest was often given the family manor, most often found in Scandinavia. But, like primogeniture, elder brothers could turn to theft and coercion and a potential inheritor to the murder of any younger than him, so no system's perfect.



* [[UsefulNotes/AlfredTheGreat Alfred the Great]] was the youngest of five brothers. The oldest one predeceased their father, and the next three ruled Wessex in turn. When the fourth brother died his sons were too young to rule, so Alfred became King. He is thought of as one of England's greatest Kings and succeeded in passing on the throne to his son. His descendants still rule today.

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* [[UsefulNotes/AlfredTheGreat Alfred the Great]] UsefulNotes/AlfredTheGreat was the youngest of five brothers. The oldest one predeceased their father, and the next three ruled Wessex in turn. When the fourth brother died his sons were too young to rule, so Alfred became King. He is thought of as one of England's greatest Kings and succeeded in passing on the throne to his son. His descendants still rule today.
26th Jun '17 3:33:46 PM HiddenWindshield
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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 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]].

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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 having the rewards lead them back to Death. Only the [[YoungestChildWins youngest brother]] 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]].
11th Jun '17 4:08:55 AM Anddrix
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** And the only Weasley child younger than Ron - as well as the only daughter - Ginny is the one who [[spoiler: Harry falls in love with and marries]]. Some fans were GenreSavvy about this trope and assumed Ginny would play an important role in the last book because she was the youngest Weasley.

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** And the only Weasley child younger than Ron - as well as the only daughter - Ginny is the one who [[spoiler: Harry falls in love with and marries]]. Some fans were GenreSavvy about this trope and assumed Ginny would play an important role in the last book because she was the youngest Weasley.
9th Jun '17 8:08:20 PM luiz4200
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* ''Comicbook/BraveChefBrianna'': [[spoiler:[[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] Brianna, her father's youngest child, is finally allowed to use non-monster ingredients in Monster City but she decides she's satisfied with her own restaurant and withdraws from the competition for the right to head his empire.]]
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14th Apr '17 3:49:53 PM Twiddler
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* The younger brother of TheAce of ''Webcomic/FaceAllRed'' wants this to be the case.

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* The younger brother of TheAce of ''Webcomic/FaceAllRed'' ''Webcomic/HisFaceAllRed'' wants this to be the case.
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.
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