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25th Dec '17 11:16:36 AM kquinn0830
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* In ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', it appears to be in full force; while George stuck in a dead end job and is kept out of the army by the fact that he's deaf in one ear, his younger brother Harry gets a successful job and later goes to war and saves an entire ship of sailors, becoming acclaimed for his heroism. But the WonderfulLife reveal is that without George's having saved Harry's life when they were young, all those sailors would have drowned when the ship was sunk; and Harry, on hearing that George is in trouble, drops everything [[spoiler:- including a meeting with President UsefulNotes/HarryTruman to congratulate him on his heroism -]] to run to his aid. The flashbacks also show that the only reason Harry became a success was because of the sacrifices George made. Harry only went to college because George chose to stay home and run the Savings and Loan instead of going himself and when Harry turned down a job offer from his father-in-law so he could take over for George like he promised, George made him take the job.

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* In ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', it initially appears to be in full force; while George stuck in a dead end job and is kept out of the army by the fact that he's deaf in one ear, his younger brother Harry gets a successful job and later goes to war and saves an entire ship of sailors, becoming acclaimed for his heroism. But the WonderfulLife reveal is that without George's having saved Harry's life when they were young, all those sailors would have drowned when the ship was sunk; and Harry, on hearing that George is in trouble, drops everything [[spoiler:- including a meeting with President UsefulNotes/HarryTruman to congratulate him on his heroism -]] to run to his aid. The flashbacks also show that the only reason Harry became a success was because of the sacrifices George made. Harry only went to college because George chose to stay home and run the Savings and Loan instead of going himself and when Harry turned down a job offer from his father-in-law so he could take over for George like he promised, George made him take the job. At the very end, it's shown that Harry considers George the real successful one because of the loyalty the townspeople have towards George for everything he's done to help them.
18th Nov '17 10:04:01 AM Monsund
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* There are three Tendo sisters in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Guess which one gets to be the main character love interest of Ranma? In the sense that the older two foisted the ArrangedMarriage onto the youngest in milliseconds, at least...
** Also note despite all three of them growing up in a dojo, Akane seems to be the only one who knows martial arts...

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* There are three Tendo sisters in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Guess which one gets to be the main character love interest of Ranma? In the sense that the older two foisted the ArrangedMarriage onto the youngest in milliseconds, at least...
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least. Also note despite all three of them growing up in a dojo, Akane seems to be the only one who knows martial arts...
18th Nov '17 10:02:54 AM Monsund
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** Roah is the most powerful, Toki the most skilled, Kenshiro the most suitable to be successor since Toki's ill body would not be able to carry on the school.
*** While Jagi, the shame, gets nothing but a humiliating death.

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** Roah is the most powerful, Toki the most skilled, Kenshiro the most suitable to be successor since Toki's ill body would not be able to carry on the school.
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school. While Jagi, the shame, [[MiddleChildSyndrome shameful middle child]], gets nothing but a humiliating death.
7th Oct '17 6:34:46 AM VVK
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Also, this trope usually applies to a set of all sisters or all brothers. "Literature/HanselAndGretel" is perhaps the best known of the many tales where children of mixed-sex work well together. If there are several girls and one boy, he is the hero; if there are several boys and one girl, she is the hero.

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Also, this trope usually applies to a set of all sisters or all brothers. "Literature/HanselAndGretel" is perhaps the best known of the many tales where children of mixed-sex mixed sex work well together. If there are several girls and one boy, he is the hero; if there are several boys and one girl, she is the hero.
6th Oct '17 6:02:02 PM creader
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' Arlo is the youngest of his family and is also the runt and the hero.

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22nd Sep '17 8:15:10 AM LavonPapillon1
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* In ''Fanfic/TheQueensConsort'', every daughter of summer has tried wooing Elsa, but she wound up falling in love (and later marrying) with the youngest Anna.
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15th Sep '17 1:46:43 PM Malady
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* In "Literature/{{Bearskin}}]", the youngest daughter agrees to marry the hero while he is filthy, hairy, and wearing a bearskin. Other variants of this type of fairy tale include "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/bearskin/stories/dongiovanni.html Don Giovanni de la Fortuna]]", "[[http://www.gwu.edu/~folktale/GERM232/bearskin/web%20pages/SoldierandtheBadMan.html The Soldier and the Bad Man]]", "[[http://www.gwu.edu/~folktale/GERM232/bearskin/web%20pages/RoadtoHell.html The Road to Hell]]" (where she actively cleans him up), "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/bearskin/stories/rewardkindness.html The Reward of Kindness]]", [[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0361.html#sutermeister "The Devil As Partner" and "Never Wash"]]. Some versions of the story, however, have it that it's the middle daughter who consents to be his bride.

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* In "Literature/{{Bearskin}}]", "Literature/{{Bearskin}}", the youngest daughter agrees to marry the hero while he is filthy, hairy, and wearing a bearskin. Other variants of this type of fairy tale include "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/bearskin/stories/dongiovanni.html Don Giovanni de la Fortuna]]", "[[http://www.gwu.edu/~folktale/GERM232/bearskin/web%20pages/SoldierandtheBadMan.html The Soldier and the Bad Man]]", "[[http://www.gwu.edu/~folktale/GERM232/bearskin/web%20pages/RoadtoHell.html The Road to Hell]]" (where she actively cleans him up), "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/bearskin/stories/rewardkindness.html The Reward of Kindness]]", [[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0361.html#sutermeister "The Devil As Partner" and "Never Wash"]]. Some versions of the story, however, have it that it's the middle daughter who consents to be his bride.
10th Sep '17 9:55:17 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'', the two elder Largos are fighting to inherit GeneCo. In the end, however, it is Amber - who initially showed no interest in the company - taking over.

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* In ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'', the two elder Largos are fighting to inherit GeneCo.[=GeneCo=]. In the end, however, it is Amber - who initially showed no interest in the company - taking over.
28th Aug '17 10:00:57 PM Psychadelico
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A common FairyTale situation. Whenever multiple siblings are portrayed, the youngest is the hero; the older ones are either evil or just [[{{Muggle}} boring]].

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A common FairyTale situation. Whenever multiple siblings are portrayed, the youngest is the hero; the older ones are either evil evil, incompetent, outclassed, or just [[{{Muggle}} boring]].
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.
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