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The Annoying Younger Sibling is often used by writers as a balance to the "coolness" of the main protagonist. Typically the opposite sex of the main character.

Little brothers tend to be: dirty, good at sports, noisy, [[MouthyKid foul-mouthed]], always get in trouble with authority, perverted, and just about always grabby when they see something their older sibling has that they don't, who will probably shriek "[[ItsAllAboutMe gimme gimme]]" and [[TheKlutz break it]] if they get their mitts on said object. Usually a BrattyHalfPint.

Younger sisters are usually: whiny, cry to get what they want, [[ConstantlyCurious too]] {{curious|AsAMonkey}}, [[PluckyGirl go headlong into real danger]], [[SpotOfTea ALWAYS have tea parties with dolls and one "real" participant]], cheeky, nosy. Likely to be a BrattyTeenageDaughter if female and slightly older.

Alternatively, it may be that the younger sibling in question has none of the above attributes, but [[SitcomArchNemesis incurs the wrath of the main characters]] in equal measure by being cleverer than they are, or by getting a disproportionate amount of (inevitably positive) attention.

Annoying younger siblings of both genders tend to be tag-alongs, especially when they're not wanted. Typically, there will be something of an age gap between the protagonist and the annoying younger sibling, about three to six years in general. Too much of a gap and the sibling will lack the resources to be annoying enough. Too close and you're into SiblingRivalry territory instead.

Note that this trope is for younger siblings who are annoying to '''the other characters''', not [[TheScrappy to the audience.]]

TruthInTelevision, obviously.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Shiro Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' was Kouji's little brother. He was a hard-headed, hot-tempered, enthusiastic and nosy tag-along, and a DeadpanSnarker was constantly getting in trouble. Kouji found him annoying every so often, although it also may be because often Shiro seemed more mature than ''Kouji'' himself, and often he would point out the stunt his older brother was trying to pull might not be a good idea.
* Goro Makiba from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' was also considered like a little pest for his older sister -Hikaru Makiba-. He was poking his nose where it did not belong and making remarks nobody had asked for, mainly about her relationship with TheHero Duke.
* Tsukino Shingo from ''Anime/SailorMoon''; he was actually quite tolerable and likable, but like many other extras, he vanished over the show's run. The AnnoyingYoungerSibling role was taken by Chibi-Usa, who immediately partnered with Shingo to make Usagi's life hell (posing as the main character's cousin, but actually her KidFromTheFuture), whose actual involvement in the plot (so much so that she got her own season) made her a little too annoying.
* ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure''
** Ryouta Misumi is... Shingo Tsukino reincarnated or something, considering how he acts towards [[TheHeroine Nagisa]]. He even mirrors Shingo's feelings towards his sister's [[TheSmartGirl smartass friend]] Ami, with his own feelings towards [[TheLancer Hon]][[TheSmartGirl oka]].
** The next season features Pollun's younger sister Lullun who is even more annoying than Pollun himself. When she is introduced, she takes almost all of Pollun's annoying attitude.
* Amy from Anime/AiNoWakakusaMonogatari is a major example to this.
** Meg's son and daughter also count to this.
* This is inverted with [[TheHeroine Saki's]] little sister Minori in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar''. Probably to prove that Saki is not just an {{Expy}} to Nagisa, Saki being the CoolBigSis who loves her cute little sister and doesn't mind to share her bedroom with her. Minori can be whiny, but she's not annoying and she's definitely an innocent girl. Her innocence affects even on [[DarkMagicalGirl Kaoru]] [[EmotionlessGirl Kiryuu]].
* And [[TheLancer Rin Natsuki's]] siblings Yuu and Ai in ''Anime/YesPrecure5'' are Ryouta in stereo as HalfIdenticalTwins.
* ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure''
** Averted twice: first, [[TheLancer Erika]] is a main character, second, she does not act as an annoying younger sibling, she acts as an ''annoyed'' younger sibling to her older sister Momoka.
** [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Dark Precure]] is TheRival and archnemesis to [[TheSmartGirl Yuri]] and turns out to be her artificial younger sister. That makes her a very tragic example, as Yuri learns about the truth when Dark Precure is dying after their death battle.]]
* In ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'', [[TheLancer Kanade]] [[TheSmartGirl Minamino's]] brother Souta often acts as an annoying younger sibling, but he is a much milder example than Ryouta. Kanade's best [[TheHeroine Hibiki]] and Souta's friend [[TheChick Ako]] [[TagalongKid Shirabe]] sympathize with him and they ''know'' his annoying character. But Kanade is a little bit to blind to notice his nice side.
* ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure''
** [[TheBigGirl Nao]] [[CoolBigSis Midorikawa]] has ''five'' of them. Three brothers and two sisters. Though, Nao doesn't consider them as annoying and loves playing with them. [[TheHeroine Miyuki]] and [[TeamPet Candy]] however, have a hard time with them.
** [[spoiler:Nao gets a ''sixth'' newborn sibling in episode 42. A girl. Probably, she will become annoying, too.]]
** [[TheLancer Akane]] has a snarky younger brother called Genki. However, he is a mild example and Akane doesn't get really annoyed of him.
* Momiji in ''Manga/CrossGame''... from Aoba's perspective.
* Harukaze Pop in ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'', who, like Chibi-Usa, ends up joining the main group.
* Spritle in ''Anime/SpeedRacer''. Speed was this to Rex in the ''Movie/SpeedRacer''.
* Shizuku from ''Anime/CandyBoy'' initially appears to be quite unpleasant to her older sister Kanade. She becomes less annoying once we see the reason for her behavior, though.
* Kyon's sister in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' approaches this sometimes. More often she's just how kids her age are... sometimes a little annoying, sometimes cute.
* May's 8 year old brother Max in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Naturally, his know-it-all attitude annoys the heck out of Ash and May, but he improves as they go through Hoenn and the Battle Frontier in Kanto. He'd likely be less annoying if he were to show up again with his own Pokémon team.
** Clemont's younger sister, Bonnie, isn't apparently as annoying to the viewers so far, but she is to him, being a sort of reverse Brock. She thinks it's her duty to find Clemont a wife and asks every girl they meet to marry him. That said, it may get old after a while, given generations last 3 to 4 years on average.
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''
** South Korea and Sealand respectively annoying China/Japan and England. In Korea's case, he seems to genuinely love his older brothers. [[BrotherSisterIncest A bit too genuinely]].
** ''Hetalia'' also gives us Belarus, though she's more of an AxeCrazy Younger Sibling.
** England may or may not be one of these as well, to Scotland, Wales, and (presumably) Northern Ireland.
* Kyoko from ''DennouCoil'' is obsessed with yelling "poop!" and always runs into trouble, giving her older sister Yasako major headaches throughout the series.
* Keiko Sasahara in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' is a teenaged example, her ''[[SubculturesInJapan gyaru]]'' lifestyle and her pompous attitude standing in stark contrast to that of her much more level-headed {{otaku}} brother Kanji. Her personality is also a deliberate subversion of the idealized {{moe}} portrayal of younger sisters.
* As Karluk from ''Manga/{{Otoyomegatari}}'' lives with his rather large family (this is 19th century Turkey after all) his many nieces and nephews fit this trope strongly.
* Not a sibling, but for the rest Ed from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' fits this trope to a T.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' reveals that [[spoiler:Orihara Izaya]], of all people, has a pair of teenaged twin sisters named Mairu and Kururi, whom he abhors. Of course, this seems only to concern him because everyone else likes his twin sisters over him: they're [[CuteAndPsycho a little]] [[CreepyTwins off]] [[SingleMindedTwins their rockers]], but [[BewareTheNiceOnes as long as you don't upset them]], they're fairly sweet and even {{Moe}}. Even [[spoiler: [[InterGenerationalFriendship his sworn rival Shizuo]] thinks so.]]
* In ''Anime/{{Tamayura}}'', Fuu's younger brother Kou is generally rather sweet and cute, although he clearly has his more annoying moments. That doesn't prevent Fuu from caring a lot for him, though.
* Bud Hanson from ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' tends to get on his older brother Coby's nerves from time to time.
* Yan Ming manages to be this for Lan in ''Literature/HalfPrince'' despite being less than a day younger than her.
* In ''Manga/GakuenBabysitters'', Hayato Kamitani's annoying younger sibling is Taka, who is loud and boisterous to everyone he talks to, including him. Kamitani often smacks Taka on the head whenever he gets particularly bad in this regard or otherwise misbehaves.
* Sorata's little sister Yuuko in ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'' visited Sorata at a most inopportune time (just when he was waiting for the results of his video game thesis) to pester him with questions regarding school life after some out-of-context conversation with their mother over Sorata's [[CloudcuckoolandersMinder relationship]] with Mashiro.
* Matt, Ian's younger brother and Jeremy's younger step brother from ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns''. He is also the BrattyHalfPint.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''
** Mikoto's cloned sisters, who are younger than her chronologically, [[YoungerThanTheyLook if not in appearance]], sometimes troll her, and one of them once stole her ice cream. One of them hangs a lampshade on the trope [[http://mangafox.me/manga/to_aru_kagaku_no_railgun/v06/c039/11.html here]].
--->'''10032:''' It is a big sister's duty to listen to the selfishness of her younger sister, Misaka says as she applies brainwashing to a young girl.
** The Sisters themselves have this dynamic with their "administrator", Last Order, who is physically younger than they are, and is hyperactive, impulsive, and can sometimes be rather irritating. Witness Misaka 10032's reaction to Last Order stealing her electro-vision goggles.
* In ''Manga/ServantXService'', Taishi sees his younger sister Touko as this. However, Touko was just ''very'' Type-A {{Tsundere}} about her BigBrotherWorship.
* In ''{{Manga/Citrus}}'', Mei, while her new step-sister Yuzu is a couple months older, certainly has no trouble viewing Yuzu as this due to the former acting more mature than the latter.
* ''Manga/AkatsukiNoAria'' gives us Ayako Nishimikado, Natsuo's SpoiledBrat of a little sister who treats their half-sister and our lead character Aria quite badly.
* Very much present in ''Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan''. While Umaru may present herself as TheAce to the outside world, at home (and with her big brother Taihei) she is a LazyBum who would rather pig out on snacks, watch anime, and play video games. Much of their interaction is Taihei trying to get Umaru to straighten up or at least clean up after herself.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Averted in ''ComicBook/PS238'', despite most of the main cast being preteens. Suzie Finster is however a straight example, being younger than the rest of the class. Also, a walking nuclear reactor with an internal body temperature that can melt lead.
* From Franchise/{{Batman}}, Tim Drake sees Damian Wayne as this. At one point when he tries to keep Damian out of a computer file the password he sets is [[CousinOliver cousinoliver]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* FanFic/AGrowingAffection: Hanabi becomes this to Hinata after the former's falling out with Naruto. Kakashi also describes Naruto as this.

[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* Just pick ANY teen movie.
* Despite the fact they are adults, Tom Chamberlainn is played this way in ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}'' for his brother Joshua [[LastNameBasis "Don't Call Me Lawrence"]] Chamberlain. Historical records say he was probably quite different in RealLife. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain DID call him "the little rogue" when Tom was younger, though.
* Mikey (and his friends) is this to Brand in ''Film/TheGoonies''. Their mother charges Brand with keeping an eye on Mikey during the day, which he's none too thrilled about. Mikey and co. escape by tying Brand to a chair and then he has to track them down. Mikey also accidentally steals Andi's FirstKiss from Brand. A bit of a subversion as Mikey is the protagonist.
* Dani in ''HocusPocus''. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick calls her a "beastly child".
* Sherry's little brother in ''Film/{{Matinee}}''.
* Amy from {{Disney}}'s ''Minutemen''.
* Samantha's brother, Mike, in ''SixteenCandles''.
* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Loki knows how to get under Thor's skin, irritating the heck out of his brother with his shapeshifting pranks and his snarky comments about Thor's piloting skills during their escape from Asgard.

* ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'':
** David Michael and Karen, for Kristy. Worth noting that Karen annoyed the readers more than Kristy — Kristy and Karen are just different enough to get along and just far apart enough in age that their similarities (namely, being bossy and stubborn) don't come into conflict, since Karen hero-worships her stepsister. It helps that they only live together half the time, at most.
** Dawn's brother Jeff, in early books.
** ''All seven'' out of Mallory's siblings qualify. All of them, except maybe Vanessa, but she has her moments too.
** Averted however with Jessi's younger siblings, Becca and Squirt.
* Lucy is David's AnnoyingYoungerSibling from ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]''. Although not biologically related [[spoiler: not in one of the universes, anyway...]], she pesters him into helping her, corners him into listening to her and never gives him a moment of quiet. This all ties into them forming their IntergenerationalFriendship as a result.
* Suzie from EnidBlyton's ''The Secret Seven''.
* ''Literature/HenryHuggins''
** Ramona.
** And then, ironically, Ramona got ''[[RamonaQuimby her own series]]'' and Beezus was relegated to periodic appearances.
** In her own series, Howie's sister, Willa Jean, [[{{Irony}} is to her what she used to be to Henry]]
* Literature/{{Fudge}} in ''Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing'' by JudyBlume, who also begins as mere sibling but ultimately becomes star of a series.
* Dairine of the ''YoungWizards'' series serves as Nita's annoying younger sibling, albeit a younger sibling who's annoying because she's actually ''smarter'' and ''stronger'' than her older sister [[spoiler:and eventually even a more powerful wizard]].
* Todd Lyons from ''Literature/TheClique''.
* Tiffany Aching's younger brother, Wentworth in ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'' by Terry Pratchett. He gets better as he grows older, though.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''
** Several Greek gods act like this. Most notably Artemis; although she can't really say her "Annoying brother" is younger; since Apollo is her twin.[[note]]certain versions of the original myth indicate she is older -- by all of a few minutes, since after she was born she immediately helped with Apollo's delivery![[/note]]
** Nico di Angelo has this vibe early in ''The Titan's Curse''. He's clingy, asks lots of questions, and is obsessed with the Mythomagic card game. Big sister Bianca loves him, but as they're orphans, she's tired of being joined at the hip with him and jumps at the chance to be an immortal Hunter of Artemis once she's assured that he'll be taken care of at Camp Half-Blood. [[spoiler:Then she dies. Nico doesn't take it well.]]
** Sadie Kane of Literature/TheKaneChronicles (by the same author) has to be one of the most annoying younger siblings of all time - and the most dangerous.
* Manny of ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' is practically the human incarnation of this trope. If he lived in any of ''your'' families, chances are he wouldn't survive preschool without being the victim of fratricide.
* They're not children, but Maedhros and Maglor from ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' have really annoying younger brothers. Well. Not so much annoying as liable to start a war with everyone, including their own family and supposed allies.
* Taken to a whole new level with Briony Tallis in ''Literature/{{Atonement}}''.
* Nearly every ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' protagonist has one. Special mention to Tara from "The Cuckoo Clock of Doom" [[spoiler:who is accidentally ''[[RetGone erased from history]]'' by her brother's time-traveling. He realizes that he could theoretically go back and fix things, and maybe he will. Maybe.]]
* Fudge Hatcher of the ''Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing'' series. He makes more trouble than any character in the series, but almost never gets told off for it. Not even after he ''ate Peter's turtle on purpose''. The worst that could happen would be that he was constipated, it wasn't like he'd die!
* ''The39Clues'' has the (admittedly VERY awesome) Dan Cahill. Even though he can be annoying sometimes, his talents, especially his PhotographicMemory can come in handy. [[SpoiledBrat Natalie]] [[TheRival Kabra]] is one to her brother, [[HandsomeDevil Ian]]. While he definitely [[BigBrotherInstinct does care for her]], it is said in one of the books that he doesn't "even like Natalie."
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': even though Fred and George are older than Ron, they still fill this trope for him. They ''are'' the {{Class Clown}}s of the entire school, after all. However, they seem to think of Ron as this trope as well. Percy, likewise, thinks the same of every sibling younger than him, with equally mutual feelings.
* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl''
** During the events of ''The Lost Colony'', Artemis gets transported to a different dimension. When he comes back, he finds out what felt like just a few hours for him, was actually three years in our dimension. He comes back to find his family has ''expanded'' in those three years, as he now has two younger twin brothers: Miles and Beckett Fowl. He seems to love them-- as much as Artemis can show love, at least-- but they do make him feel a little frustrated when he's trying to instruct the three-year-olds in modern languages, and they seem more interested in worms and calling each other "simple-toon."
** Also [[CuteBruiser Juliet]] to [[BadAss Butler]] in the first book, before she TookALevelInBadass.
** Captain (later [[MajorlyAwesome Major]], later [[FourStarBadass Commander]]) Trouble Kelp is the LEP's "Golden Boy" [[HeroOfAnotherStory for a reason.]] Corporal ''Grub'' Kelp is named "Grub" [[CowardlySidekick for a reason]]. The latter may involve filing complaints over [[MinorInjuryOverreaction hangnails]] and saying [[IWantMyMommy "Mommy said"]] on the battlefield.
* Sophie is the annoying younger sister of the title character in ''PlanetTad'', a regular feature in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', later released as a book.
* Luke, Francis's younger brother from ''Literature/TheTraitorGame'', to disastrous results.
* In ''Literature/TheSavannahReidMysteries'', all of Savannah's younger siblings except Waycross and Alma.
* ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'''s protagonists are a thirteen-year-old girl and her twelve year old brother. Mostly they get along well, but when Tash is approaching fourteen and trying to be grown up she finds Zak amazingly annoying.
* The three youngest Bennet sisters in ''PrideAndPrejudice''. Mary is a KnowNothingKnowItAll, Kitty is an easily led [[TheDitz ditz]], and Lydia, the youngest and most annoying of all, is a shallow, air headed brat with no manners and no concern for anyone else.
* Poor Anastasia in "Literature/PrinceCharming" -- she has to put up with her spoiled younger brother, Prince Dmitriv. He expects her to rescue him from all the simpering young ladies he has caused to fall in love with him. And then he expects her help when ''he'' falls in love.
* Averted in ''Literature/SummersAtCastleAuburn''. Corie has many traits that her proper older sister could find very irritating—curious, a tomboy, cheeky, nosy—but [[OneeSama Elisandra]] not only doesn't mind, she loves Corie specifically because of those things.
* In ''Literature/HeartInHand'', although it's made clear that they do have a good relationship with each other, Darryl's sister Brynn embarrasses and teases him, often teaming up with his teammates or Alex.
* In ''Literature/TheBigWave'', Kino's younger sister Setsu plays pranks and hides his things.
* Thomas to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in ''Literature/GodsAndGenerals'' and ''Literature/TheKillerAngels'', mildly. Mainly because he keeps addressing his brother the colonel by name instead of rank or "sir."

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/ImTelling'', a kiddie variant of TheNewlywedGame that aired on [=NBC=]'s Saturday morning schedule in 1987-1988; this show ''lived'' on pairing older and children and their annoying younger siblings, with many of the questions stylized to play upon this trope (not to mention begin arguments). Bob Eubanks-wannabe Laurie Faso (yep, [[GenderBlenderName he was a "he"]]) was the host of this pale clone of the real thing, audiences agreed and it didn't last past one season. The child contestants (all ages 8-16, and stereotypical even by late-1980s standards) HAD to be embarassed when it showed up in reruns on the Family Channel from 1994-1996.
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie''
** Carrie Ingalls, the third daughter of Charles and Caroline Ingalls, and in many episodes a thorn in the sides of Mary and Laura. Even though Carrie didn't get the spotlight very often, there were two specific episodes where the spotlight ''shined'' on her:
** 1976's "Little Girl Lost": During a butterfly hunting expedition, she pesters her sisters to the point they want her to go away. She does -- almost permanently, when she plummets down a sinkhole that leads into an old mineshaft.
** 1978's "The Godsister," where Carrie -- heartsick for her Pa (after Charles -- along with Jonathan Garvey -- take jobs on a telephone crew, which will bring service to Walnut Grove) -- begins bothering her sisters and Albert (who by now was part of the cast), and also Nellie and Willie Olesen and Andy Garvey to play with her. When they refuse, Carrie invents a "friend" of her own: a girl named Alyssa. This episode featured both Lindsey and Sidney Greenbush (the identical twins that played Carrie) in the roles of Carrie and Alyssa.
* ''TheBradyBunch'': While in most episodes the siblings got along, there were a few whose plotlines fit the trope:
** "The Tattletale," where Cindy seeks attention by ratting out her siblings. Mike and Carol counsel her several times on her behavior and warn her to stop. In the end, Cindy doesn't want to rat out Tiger when he swipes out a claim voucher that would allow Alice to pick up her stereo. (The subplot saw Alice enter a jingle contest for an electronics store, and she won.) It is unknown if other more serious instances where Cindy would be expected to tell the truth -- i.e., witnessing the mailman behaving inappropriately with one of her sisters -- but suppresses it for fear of being punished by her parents, were considered for this episode. This episode was filmed in the fall of 1970 and the network likely would have been nervous about airing such a plotline in a family friendly timespot, hence the seemingly awkward subplot using the by-now nearly forgotten Tiger (in his last appearance, after making sporadic appearances over the previous year or so).
** "The Teeter-Totter Caper," at the end of 1971, when Bobby and Cindy -- already having not been invited to their Aunt Gertrude's wedding -- want to help their older siblings but are told to stay out of the way. (The older siblings telling Bobby and Cindy to go away, they're being annoying isn't seen on camera, but it is referenced by the downbeat pair of youngest siblings.) Mike tells the two that perhaps there are times where their help isn't necessarily needed or wanted and they should find something to do, leading to the main plot of the youngest Brady siblings setting out to prove they aren't annoying younger siblings ... by setting out to break a world teeter-tottering record.
** "The Big Bet," a 1972 episode where Bobby annoys Greg at every turn. To get him to go away, Greg says in jest that he could do twice as many pull ups as Bobby, not counting on Bobby demanding that he put up or shut up; Bobby eventually backs Greg into a corner by demanding a bet – the loser does whatever the winner says. When Greg loses, Bobby decides to tag along on Greg's big date with Rachel. In addition to acting as a cock block, Bobby annoys Greg (and Rachel) at every turn by making stupid demands and comments at a drive-in movie. One of those demands includes putting up the top of the convertible ("It might rain," declares Bobby) ... and the annoying tyke tearing a hole in the roof when he forgets to put an umbrella away.
** "Law and Disorder" -- Bobby is named Safety Monitor at school, a position which entrusts students with good behavior records in helping enforce school rules (in essence, the students police themselves). The trope comes into play when he tries to carry over his authority to home, where he spies on his siblings and tells them he plans to tell Mom and Dad. (For instance, he sees Greg come home late for a date, refusing to even let him explain that Greg had waited at home with his date until her parents arrived home; or Alice -- a non-sibling, but still -- setting out aerosol cans with the rest of the garbage, not even letting her explain that the waste collecter had a new policy on how trash should be sorted.) Mike and Carol eventually find out and counsel Bobby, telling him in no uncertain terms that he had better knock off his behavior.
** "You Can't Win Them All," where Cindy -- having won her way on a local ''College Bowl''-type game show (modeled into a version for older elementary-school students) -- gets an inflated ego and annoys her siblings about being the next big star. Naturally, she gets her comeuppance in the end when she suffers from stage fright.
** "Never Too Young," where Cindy (again!) is the annoying pest. This time, having (unknown to Bobby) witnessed a classmate named Millicent (Melissa Sue Anderson, in an early TV role) kiss Bobby on the cheek for defending her at school. Cindy annoys her siblings by singing, "I've got a secret! I've got a secret!"
* Michelle from ''FullHouse''. Stephanie is also this to D.J. at times.
* DisneyChannel loves this trope, that almost all of its live action shows would at least have one. Examples:
** Matt from ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', who to some is actually much cooler than Lizzie. But to be fair, like most of Disney Channel tween show protagonists, [[CoolLoser she was designed to be a loser]].
** Flynn from ''Series/ShakeItUp'', due to being Matt's {{Expy}}, and being less annoying.
** Jackson from ''Series/HannahMontana'' functions as an Annoying Younger Sibling; although technically he's older than Miley, much is made of him looking and acting younger.
** Cory from ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''.
** Max Russo in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Justin tends to feel like this about Alex, too.
* The little sister of the titular ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' isn't just annoying... she's ''[[VillainWithGoodPublicity evil]]''.
* Pim in ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'', although in a less VillainSue kind of way.
* It sort of is and isn't subverted in ''Series/MyParentsAreAliens''. Lucy due to her cleverness and, in particular Josh with his mischievous behaviour, fit the trope quite well for Mel (just as she, with her aggressive and sarcastic attitude, sort of does for them), but there is also Brian, since, despite being their foster-father is able to morph into any one of the siblings at will (though usually only when asked) and can cause "annoying" problems in that sense. Also, since he and Sophie are not from planet Earth, the role of an adult using experience to explain things to a clueless child is generally reversed from the parents to the children throughout.
* In the French instructional series ''French in Action'', chocolate-scoffing Marie-Laure, sister to Mireille, fits this trope to a tee. Her major function is to irritate Mireille, while somehow charming everyone else around her.
* Lyle, Claire's younger brother on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
* Nickelodeon's ''Series/MyBrotherAndMe'' had the two main characters, Dewey and Alphie, filling this role. Dewey was the annoying sibling to Alphie, and Alphie ''and'' Dewey were the annoying siblings to oldest child Melanie.
* Kyra on ''Series/KenanAndKel'', who played this to Kenan and crushed on Kel.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Dawn. She doubles as a subversion of RememberTheNewGuy and as a LivingMacGuffin.
** Anya's relationship with Willow is meant to be like this; despite being thousands of years older than Willow, she's more naive and immature, which Willow is frequently annoyed by.
* From ''Series/LifeWithDerek'', we have Marti and Edwin. Although, to be fair, all five get their fair share of "annoying" at times... including the older ones.
* ''Series/YoungDracula''
** Vlad fits the trope for Ingrid, just as she, though older, covers the "annoying" bit for him: he doesn't want to be a vampire but is still favoured by his father and she ''does'' want to be one but is ignored. Olga, although she is a cousin rather than a sibling of theirs, likewise fits the trope for Ingrid because of her competitive streak.
** Vlad's friend Robin Branaugh, due to his semi-gothic persona and obsession with vampires is something of an annoyance to his elder siblings Ian and Paul (and vice versa) and although his sister Chloe is younger, her brothers tend to fit this trope for her since she is generally more mature and academically bright.
* Bud Bundy on MarriedWithChildren.
* Although both characters are adults, [[RoyalBrat Juan]] is definitely this to [[MagnificentBastard Cesare]] in ''TheBorgias''. It doesn't help that Juan gets to be a soldier (as Cesare always wanted to be) and is heir to the family estate while Cesare, though older, and ''far'' more competent, has to follow in his father's footsteps by becoming a [[SinisterMinister Cardinal]]. But on top of that, [[SpoiledBrat Juan's]] [[TheDitz really]], ''[[DrunkWithPower really]]'' [[{{Troll}} aggravating]]. Hardly surprising that it ends with [[spoiler: a full-scale CainAndAbel situation, with Cesare murdering Juan and dumping his corpse in the river.]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. According to his 'confession' before the court at the Vale of Arryn, Tyrion Lannister was this in his younger days.
-->"When I was twelve, I [[ADateWithRosiePalms milked my eel]] into a pot of turtle stew. [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage, I made the bald man cry!]] INTO THE TURTLE STEW! Which I do believe my sister ate! Or at least, I ''hope'' she did!"
** Arya Stark threw food at Sansa at a feast, filled her mattress with sheep dung and constantly embarassed her by acting 'unladylike.'
* On ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'', most of the Mikaelson siblings are this. [[ItsAllAboutMe Klaus]] constantly upsets and aggravates his [[TheDutifulSon big brother Elijah]], while [[SpoiledBrat Rebekah]] annoys Klaus, and [[AxCrazy Kol]] gets on absolutely everyone's nerves.
* Jerome seems to feel this way about Poppy in the second season of ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''. She has his manipulative skills, and knew how to use them, which caused a bit of riff between them, at least until their relationship with their father brought them closer as well.
* ''Series/KatieMorag'': Katie Morag sees Liam as this sometimes, to the point that she even makes a wish on a standing stone for him to be less annoying. By the end of that episode, she [[AnAesop learns that little brothers aren't so bad after all]].
* Played with in ''Series/NickyRickyDickyAndDawn''. Dawn, who is the oldest (by four seconds as she bragged) finds her brothers annoying at times.
-->Dawn: I learned a lot in those four seconds.
* Series/MaxAndShred: Not as bad as on other shows, but Alvin can be annoying ti Abby. He especially was on her ninth birthday.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''{{Curtis}}'' has Barry, who benefits from ParentalFavoritism.
* Hammie jumps in and out of this in ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues''.
* Can't mention sibling rivalry in connection with comic strips without mentioning Lucy and Linus van Pelt from the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' series. To a somewhat lesser extent, Sally is this to Charlie Brown.

[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Creator/BillCosby has a routine called "My Brother Russell," revolving around a terrible night trying to sleep in the same bed as his youngest sibling. Cosby actually had several of these, including one where Russel would tell his parents Bill had set him on fire.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Ronny Dobbs of the ''BackyardSports'' series definitely fits this trope, a balance to his sister Sally.
* Inverted in ''ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy'' with {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Et being the source of irritation for her closer to Earth younger brother Enna.
* In NightTrap, there is Danny, Lisa's little brother.
* Blanc from ''{{VideoGame/Neptunia}}'' has to deal with two annoying younger siblings; Ram and Rom.
* ''[[VideoGame/SoulCalibur Soul Calibur III]]'': Though they aren't related, [[{{Tomboy}} Seong]] [[SexyMentor Mina]] regards her student, [[HotBlooded Yun]] [[IdiotHero Seong]], this way, since he's pigheaded and won't listen to reason, despite her warnings concerning [[ArtifactOfDoom Soul Edge.]] So she takes upon herself to [[ToughLove knock some sense into him]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MzaVxopQEw drag him back to her father's dojo.]]

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Colin in ''VisualNovel/LovelyLittleThieves'' is a InsufferableGenius with a huge ego and a bratty attitude, which rubs every member of the group the wrong way, except, quite ironically, his older sister, Danielle, who is one of the few people he actually gets along well with.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/GEOWeasel'', Nar finds his younger brother Mitri annoying because of his [[TheOmnipresent ability to be anywhere at any time]].
** However, [[InvertedTrope it goes both ways]], as Mitri finds Nar's [[TheDitz ditziness]] annoying enough to [[CurbstompBattle "own"]] him.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Ruby in ''[[http://www.monsterful.com/ Monsterful]]'': She's really a very classic example... maybe except for the fact that she is also extremely cunning and evil (specially for a 4 years old), she loves to drive her mother Diamond crazy, make her own father cry and torture her older sisters, oddly enough she loves and respects her older brother Onyx. Almost set fire her mother on fire, made her crash and who knows what else. Deep inside she's just a cute little vampire girl, with tons of evil to share!
* Timulty in ''WebComic/OzyAndMillie'' is Avery's AnnoyingYoungerSibling, though he's portrayed much more sympathetically than a lot of these examples, perhaps because Avery has a tendency to be a rather unsympathetic character....
* ''Webcomic/TheCyantianChronicles'': During Akaelae, Darius and little brother Ravon. During Campus Safari, Darius and little sisters Tae and Kea. Inversion: Quinn is older than Collin, but still manages to be an annoying little sister to his levelheaded "older" brother.
* ''WebComic/EerieCuties'': Layla's kid sister, Nina, ranges from [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/all_scrawny embarrassing]], to infuriatingly thoughtless at times - with the worst instance being when she plotted to [[spoiler: [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/extra_honey steal Layla's body]], offered to let Blair feel her up, then used it to go on a date with Layla's boyfriend, Kade]] just because Layla [[DisproportionateRetribution poked fun at her.]]
* [[EnsembleDarkhorse Fan favourite]] Yuri Zahard to her adoptive sister Maschenny in ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''. Probably stems from the fact that the two are very alike.
* Zoe's sister Min from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. She seems to be a pretty cool person most of the time, but becomes ultra-annoying when she goes into StalkerWithACrush mode (mainly focused on Riff).
* Julia Greenhilt, little sister to Roy from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', is the bratty teenage version; she's 12 years his junior, but still manages to annoy him by being [[MouthyKid mouthy]], an AttentionWhore, and dressing in {{Stripperiffic}} clothes. Despite all this, it's clear they really do love each other.
* ''Webcomic/OrangeMarmalade'' has Ma-ri's younger brother, Joseph, a bratty half pint vampire kid who causes her family to move several times by blowing their cover. Doesn't stop Ma-ri from falling into a PetTheDog moment with him every once in a while. Every once in a long while.
* Angelika, in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', though her older sister Julie can be [[LoveFreak quite]] [[ExpoSpeak annoying]] to some as well.
* ''Good Cheese'': Priya's little sister is [[http://goodcheese.comicgenesis.com/d/20020831.html explicitly stated to be this]].
* In ''WebComic/ForestHill'', Paz's quiet nature and quick thinking tends drive his older brother crazy.
* ''Webcomic/FurryExperience'': Diana has a tendency to take things without asking, feeling her "special projects" justify it, which gets on her older brother Brian's nerves [[BrattyTeenageDaughter as well as their mother's]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Maybe half the main characters in the webfiction ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' have an AnnoyingYoungerSibling who ranges from "pretty normal but wishing he had a superpower too" ([[MarySue Chaka's]] little brother) through "bratty behavior that accidentally poisons the protagonist" ([[GodModeSue Tennyo's]] younger brother) all the way up to "calling out a heavily-armed squad of anti-mutant soldiers and sicking them on protagonist" ([[MarySue Lancer's]] younger brother).
* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', former Guardian Bandit has an AnnoyingYoungerSibling in the "Roger Clinton/Billy Carter" way: Ozcar Vizcairno is an irresponsible adult whose outrageous statements and actions always seem to land him on the front pages of the tabloids... not to mention utterly shredding Bandit's SecretIdentity.
* Subverted with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. While he ''is'' annoying, his big brother The Other Guy slaps him around and controls him for no reason other than for fun.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' is this to Squidward. He isn't actually Squidward's brother, but dialogue frequently indicates that he sees their relationship as this ("We're like brothers, only closer.")
* D.W. in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. To his chagrin, all of Arthur's friends and just about everyone they meet take a liking to her.
* Pistol Pete, younger sister of PJ in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', both due to [[SiblingYinYang having radically different conduct and temperaments]] and their father's ParentalFavoritism which leads to her being allowed to take complete advantage of him.
* Ray Ray from ''WesternAnimtion/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' is everything a little brother shouldn't be.
* Haley in ''WesternAnimtion/AmericanDragonJakeLong''.
* ''WesternAnimtion/{{Daria}}''.
** Quinn.
** Also Sandi's two younger brothers, and Brittany's younger brother (whose brattiness Brittany outright relies on in a first season episode in order to sabotage Daria and Kevin's school project).
* Christopher (to Irma) and Lillian (to Cornelia) in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''. As it turns out, Lillian is actually kind of a sweetie, and only acts the way she does half the time because [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Cornelia is mean to her]].
* Jim and Tim (the "twin dweebs," or "tweebs") in ''WesternAnimtion/KimPossible''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Hiroki Ishiyama to his sister Yumi. Not just a BrattyHalfPint, but also a HonestJohn in training.
* John, Chris' brother, in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterBusterClub''. He's not bratty so much as overly enthusiastic, what with his always wanting to join the MBC and all that. (The real question is why they don't let him, since he gets along with everyone there and has proven himself useful doing the things they normally do.)
* Ed's little sister Sarah from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. She isn't just annoying but also a bossy, whiny, psychotic, ill-tempered SpoiledBrat.
* WesternAnimtion/WordGirl's younger brother, TJ.
* An interesting case in that the main character of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' used this exact trope to get his sister Jasmine aka Jazz to embrace her childhood (she thinks she is an adult in a teen's body) and subsequently get her to see a ghost [[ByTheEyesOfTheBlind only visible to children]]. He rarely at times act this way to Jazz prior to "The Ultimate Enemy", but that's because he's too old to be the typical annoying younger brother.
* Matt from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' is a major thorn in the side to his big brother Terry, but not as bad as most of the other examples on this page. They do get plenty of cool brotherly moments together to offset the times he acts like a little hellraiser. Terry is also secretly pleased by the fact that Matt [[LovesMyAlterEgo is a big fan of the new Batman]].
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
** Numbuh Two's little brother Tommy, who didn't make a good first impression when he caused them all to catch the flu while fighting the Common Cold due to being extremely distracting. He's only gotten worse with him assuming the mantle of "The Tommy", a vigilante adult-fighter that's more or less a BoringFailureHero.
** Also Numbuh 3's younger sister Mushi.
** And Numbuh 5 herself is this to her teenage sister, Cree. Being as Cree is a teen and thus a sworn enemy of the Kids Next Door, this is an example of TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry taken UpToEleven.
* Daggett Beaver of ''WesternAnimtion/TheAngryBeavers'', who's technically the younger sibling by several seconds. He means well, but he's impressionable and incredibly high-strung.
* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', where the annoying Dee Dee is actually Dexter's ''older'' sister.
* Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' became well-intentioned but annoying siblings when they tried to help their older sisters with their work. Sweetie Belle's "help" in "Stare Master" lead to a ''huge'' mess in Rarity's workshop, all from Sweetie Belle [[DisasterDominoes trying to fetch a spool of ribbon]]. Likewise, Applebloom's "help" in "Call of the Cutie" forced Applejack to give away a bushel of apples to an annoyed customer.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Azula was this to Zuko when [[CainAndAbel she wasn't trying to kill him.]]
* Brianna is this to the titular character of ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'', while their older brother Brad seems to regard Kick as this.
* Dash of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' fame, at least from Vi's point of view.
--> '''Dash:''' She'd eat if we were having "Tony-loaf."\\
'''Vi:''' ''THAT'S IT!'' ''[launches herself at Dash]''
* ''Literature/MaxAndRuby'' seems to be based on this trope. Granted that Ruby is VERY patient and Max is quite equally annoyed by her forcing him to do what she wants most of the time.
* Chris to Meg in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Stewie can be to both, although it is usually not as big of a deal because he's a baby. For example, Meg was only mildly annoyed when Stewie stole her gifts at her birthday party.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Phineas (and to a lesser extend, Ferb) were originally meant to be this to Candace. You can see remnants of this in the first episode, where Phineas is a lot snarkier and goes out of his way to antagonize his sister. But CharacterisationMarchesOn, and now they're much more likely to want to help Candace out than annoy her. [[UngratefulBastard But she still feels the need to bust them for every little thing that they do.]]
* T.J. (The series protagonist) can be this way towards his older sister, Becky, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
* Robbie Hobbie to Holly at times in ''WesternAnimation/HollyHobbieAndFriends'', though his subplots often involve him having entirely separate adventures with his best friend Kyle.
* Corey Riffin is considered to be this to his older biological sister Trina Riffin in ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'', as she and Corey usually get involved in a sibling rivalry, in which he gets the last laugh.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Joseph Bonaparte had a younger brother; his name was Napoleon. Napoleon kept conquering half the world and tried forking countries over to Joseph to handle, but Joseph just wasn't as talented at the world conquest thing....
** He was arguably more talented at trying to be a NiceGuy; sometimes that's more important, though sometimes not so much.
** And Napoleon himself treated his younger siblings (especially the youngest, Caroline and Jérôme) as this, even more so when they convinced themselves that they had as much of a right as him to actually rule the puppet kingdoms he gave them. Given that Louis was a [[IllGirl rheumatic, paranoid mess]], Caroline was [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious and manipulative]] and Jérôme earned the nickname "König Lustig" because he preferred to spend public funds and have numerous affairs, this was perhaps not entirely unjustified.
* Billy Carter, the alcoholic, slightly racist brother of President UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, seemed born to become tabloid-bait.
** Same with Roger Clinton, President UsefulNotes/BillClinton's cocaine-addled LoungeLizard of a half-brother.
* And you probably once fit into this trope too, if you were the youngest in your family.
** And if you were the oldest, no matter how angelic your younger sibling may have been, you probably at some point felt they belonged in this category.
** Older siblings can also take the place as annoying. It's not always younger siblings.
* Angelina Galgani, younger sister of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemma_Galgani Saint Gemma Galgani]]. In her memoirs, Gemma recalls how Angelina and her school friends used to mock her because of her alleged visions, and many years later she was declared unfit to testify in her older sister's canonization process due to accusations of attempting profit from Gemma's reputation (and apparently, her relics.)