Created By: neoYTPism on March 25, 2011 Last Edited By: neoYTPism on March 26, 2011

I'm Not My Brother

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"I'm not my brother, I'm me."
- The title of this school study story)

Do We Have This One??

This is for the notion that people are often expected to be like family members (especially parents or siblings) yet are often more different from them than expected.

Examples include, aside from the above School Study Media example, an Arthur episode where people expected Mr. Ratburn's sister to be as tough as him if not tougher, only to later find out she was a Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher.
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  • March 25, 2011
    Soory Neoytpism but the pic is bad = JAFAAC. They actually look alike. Both look like happy teachers...
  • March 25, 2011
    We have Different As Night And Day, would that cover this?
  • March 26, 2011
    Wasn't aware of Different As Night And Day; that said, I don't think it quite covers this particular theme though; this implies that they're expected to be similar for being from the same family.

    As for the pic, Mr. Ratburn looks like he's teaching a higher-level subject than Ms. Ratburn. Then again, those unfamiliar with the show can't really tell they're teaching the same students, so it could be improved upon...
  • March 26, 2011
    Different as Night and Day refers to twins rather than to other family members, so I think it's good.

  • March 26, 2011
    I've been developing a YKTTW called I Am Not Him, which is a response to reactions that they're not like some other person.
  • March 26, 2011
    Then this would be a subtrope, Premonition.