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-> ''"You gave up everything to find me. You found me broken."''
-->-- '''River Tam''', ''Series/{{Firefly}}''

[[SelfDemonstratingArticle My big brother is the best and I refuse to believe he has any flaws.]]

Sometimes a younger sibling just adores their elder brother or sister. After all they are more mature, and usually physically taller too, and able to do a lot of cool things like adults, but are also closer to your age and willing to do fun things with you and play with you. They [[BigBrotherInstinct protect you too]]. Why wouldn't you just agree with everything they tell you? Often will also happen when said older sibling [[PromotionToParent takes the place of the parent.]]

Most commonly occurs with siblings of the same gender, but it can happen the other way around too.

Has always been related to CoolBigSis. Has never been related to GodEmperor. [[IThoughtItMeant Thank god this has nothing to do with]] ''[[IThoughtItMeant that]]'' {{Big Brother|IsWatching}}.

Compare with BigBrotherAttraction.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* As a general note, this trope appears often in [[{{Hentai}} erotic works]].
* ''SoukouNoStrain'' has Sara, who idolizes her older brother Ralph and joins the military to see him. By the end of the first episode, he's [[FaceHeelTurn gone evil]] and killed her friends, and she has to come to terms with her BigBrotherAttraction before she can defeat him. [[spoiler:The same goes for the living Emily, in some respects Ralph's replacement sister, who ends up choosing Sara over her "onii-chan" when she sees what he has done]].
* ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'': Takumi Tokiha appears to Big ''Sister'' Worship his older sister Mai, and she goes out of her way [[BigSisterInstinct to protect him]]. On the other hand, Shiho likes to address her [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend childhood friend]] Yuuichi as her "big brother", even though they're not related (Mai [[LampshadeHanging points this out]] to Takumi when they introduce themselves).
** In the manga version, Alyssa displays Big Sister Worship towards Natsuki, desperately wanting her attention from basically the moment they meet. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: her Mother Complex is even bigger, and when Natsuki turns on their shared mom, Alyssa goes ''berserk'']].
** Taken further in the ''Manga/MaiOtome'' manga, where Alyssa tries to replace the Otome system with copies of Miyu, which would dramatically alter the military and political landscape of the entire ''world''... so her beloved big sis Natsuki can quit her job as Headmistress of the Otome academy and thus have more free time to spend with her.
* Asami from ''HighSchoolDebut'' has a huge BigBrotherAttraction to her brother Yoh that really becomes apparent in the last few chapters. She says he's her ideal guy and tells his girlfriend she loves him more and actually cries when it's pointed out she can't be his girlfriend because she's his sister. She does all of this despite having a boyfriend (who she started going out with because her brother wasn't paying enough attention to her).
* ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' is an interesting example: upon meeting Koyomi, Nadeko asks him if she can address him as an older brother, and goes on to develop a complex over him.
** Then there are Koyomi's real sisters Karen and Tsukihi: both go out with men that are reminiscent of Koyomi in regards to appearance and both [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial deny it outright]] though and the less said about the [[BrotherSisterIncest toothbrush subtext and first kiss]] the better.
* Ren Uesugi, from ''TheyAreMyNobleMasters'', thinks his sister Mihato is the best there is.
* In the ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' manga, Satoshi Morinozuka's adores his older brother Takashi.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Sayu Yagami has a bit of this with her older brother, Light. Though, she does tease him about [[MemeticMutation eating potato chips]] right after dinner, claiming he'll [[FatBastard get fat]], all in all she really looks up to her big brother.
* Kari in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', to the point that she nearly dies ''twice'' not wanting to make Tai worry about her.
** Shown more explicitly in the episode "Iron Vegiemon." Kari is so admiring of her big brother that the idea of anyone trash talking their sibling disgusts her.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Mokuba has a ''serious'' case of hero worship over his older brother [[BigBrotherInstinct Seto]]. It makes sense, given that Seto [[PromotionToParent basically raised him]] since they were five- and ten-years-old. Even though Mokuba still gets kidnapped all the time, he can always rely on his older brother to [[PapaWolf rip his way through the transgressors' ranks to get him back]].
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', [[IllGirl Nunnally Lamperouge]] seems to hold this opinion in regards to her ''Onii-sama'' [[MyHeroZero Lelouch]], who was [[PromotionToParent her only family after being attacked and exiled]]. She does '''not''' take it well when she discovers his role in the Rebellion and what he did (initially) in her name. Notable in that he also holds her on a sort of pedestal, along with his mother, and seems to regain his former status in her heart [[spoiler:[[ThanatosGambit in the most tragic way possible]]]].
* [[TokenMiniMoe Liechtenstein]] feels this way about her adoptive [[BigBrotherMentor Big Brother]] [[TheGunslinger Switzerland]] in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''. He found and rescued her in the aftermath of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI when she went through a horrible recession that almost killed her. Since then, she shares a customs union with him and he protects, teaches, and generally dotes on her.
* ''Manga/HatsukoiLimited'', being something that explores all kinds of [[BrotherSisterIncest first loves]], does this with Koyoi Bessho, so much so that her brother Yoshihiko is literally a [[TheGlomp glomp]] on site target.
* Even if he gets [[DopeSlap punched in the head]] as many as [[RuleOfThree three times]], and gets scared of her, [[InfiniteStratos Ichika]] highly respects his big sister Chifuyu. Fanon plays this up with IncestSubtext.
** The manga takes it a step further, and puts subtle hints and "arbitrary" blushing (for Chifuyu), here and there.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Uchiha Sasuke and Itachi had this relationship until Itachi killed the entire Uchiha Clan. [[spoiler: After Sasuke killed Itachi, Madara revealed that Itachi loved Sasuke more than everything all along, and the real reason why the clan was killed; consequently, Sasuke turned to Post-mortem BigBrotherWorship]].
* Alphonse Elric from ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' readily admits he has faults and outright says he is taller than Ed and a better fighter but no one has more confidence in him.
* Elsie of ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' is mocked in-universe for this, in regards to her adopted big brother Keima. She also looks up to her big sister [[spoiler:Rimyuel]], and seeks to follow in her footsteps.
* ''DragonBall'': Ask Son Goten who his hero is and the answer will ''always'' be his Super-CoolBigBro Gohan.
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': Poor [[LovableAlphaBitch Nanami]] honestly believes that her older brother is the most awesome, amazing, [[BigBrotherAttraction handsome]] guy in the entire world! Unfortunately, [[BitchInSheepsClothing he's actually kind of a jerk deep down.]]
* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', it's revealed in the ''Little Army'' manga that Miho looks up to her older sister Maho, who started out as [[UsedToBeASweetKid a nicer girl]], and got into tankery because of her.
* The main reason why ''Manga/ServantXService'''s Touko always hanging around at the Ward Office is because she wants to spend more time with her brother, Taishi, although he's rather clueless about it-- and her [[{{Tsundere}} abusive attitude]] does nothing to help.
* In ''AhMyGoddess,'' Skuld worships Belldandy and holds her up to be the ideal goddess, but is noticeably less enthused with her other older sister, Urd; however, they ''do'' [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther have some moments of their own.]]
* In ''OnePiece'', while not very explicit, it's shown that Luffy did have some degree of worship for his older [[spoiler:adopted]] brother Ace when they were younger. Granted, Luffy was never blind to Ace's faults, and they did have a bit of sibling rivalry. Nonetheless, he did idolize his older brother, and it can be argued that Ace was probably the most important person in Luffy's life, protecting him, caring for him, and helping shape Luffy into the happy and carefree person he is today. The only people in the world who could ever supersede the love he had for his brother would be his crew [[spoiler:and his other older brother, the long-thought dead Sabo. Even then, this is largely in part due to the fact that Ace has been dead for two years.]]
* Miyuki from MahoukaKoukouNoRettousei looks up to her brother and main character Tatsuya, and thinks very highly of him. She's always ready to speak in his defence, and looks to him as a source of comfort. And that ''isn't'' including all of the BrotherSisterIncest subtext that's so obvious that it's just plain text.
* Played straight and also inverted in TengenToppaGurrenLagann. While not biologically brothers, Simon has a great deal of respect and love for his bro, the 'invincible' Kamina. Having lost his parents in a horrible earthquake, he relies on his bro for moral support. The same is with Kamina, who always goes to protect Simon and be by his side. We also see that Kamina's inspiration is Simon's own drive and hidden potential. While they have an occasional argument, these two soul-brothers adore and respect one another a great deal.
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[[folder: Comic Book]]
* [[ComicBook/{{Loki}} Loki's]] [[CainAndAbel hatred]] towards his brother ComicBook/TheMightyThor is matched only by his love for him. It's complicated.
** It was justified after Loki was turned into a kid. Thor was the only one nice to him, and is the main reason why none of Asgard had attacked him in retribution for his crimes as an adult, knowing full well that Thor would go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge as a result and most likely level the entire city in retaliation.
* ComicBook/AllNewGhostRider has [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged Gabe]], who sings his brother's praises after the latter fights off a few bullies.
* [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Tim Drake]] completely ''adores'' [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]].
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[[folder: Fan Fiction]]
* In the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' ''FanFic/{{Homecoming}}'', Jules and Verne "follow [Marty] around like ducks" and are described as being like "his own fan club."
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[[folder: Film]]
* ''TheHouseOfYes''.
* Played with in ''Film/AmericanHistoryX''.
** Danny plays this perfectly straight. Derek is his idol and Danny will follow in Derek's footsteps. Period. When Derek goes neo-Nazi, Danny goes neo-Nazi. When Derek comes home and says, "No. This is not the way.", Danny gives it up and eschews Nazism in all its forms.
** Davina, the elder sister, is more complex. She adores Derek in the present and thinks he's wonderful. She's willing to follow his lead and, indeed, is very nearly silent except for criticizing Derek's former and Danny's present neo-Nazi friends. [[DeliberatelyMonochrome In the past]], she was willing to go after Derek with a baseball bat (though not without some fairly heavy provocation). Clearly, she loves the man [[CharacterDevelopment her brother is now]] much more than the boy he was.
** Henry, the kid at the end who [[spoiler:murders Danny]] did it because his big brother told him to.
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[[folder: Literature]]
* In ''Literature/{{A Song of Ice and Fire}}'':
** Daenerys Targaryen shows shades of this towards Rhaegar, the older brother she's never met. Viserys, who is actually old enough to remember Rhaegar, may have possibly also had this.
** Sansa, Bran, and Arya have some of this towards Robb, too. Sansa's is justified as Robb's forces are her best hope of getting out of King's Landing.
*** Arya's worship of Robb is ''nothing'' compared to her worship of Jon Snow, their other older ([[HeroicBastard bastard]]) brother. Bran has a healthy amount of worship for Jon as well.
** Kevan Lannister spent his whole life in the service of his older brother Tywin. At first it's hinted that he may just be a YesMan, kissing up to the guy in charge, but we later learn that he truly loved and respected Tywin and he actually thought he was right most of the time.
** Genna Lannister may not have approved of the man Tywin became later in life, but she loved him all the same.
** Most important plotwise is Tyrion's affection for Jaime Lannister, who is everything Tyrion is not -- handsome, a great soldier and adored by his father and brother, and the only one who treated Tyrion like a member of the family instead of despised dwarf. This leads to Tyrion's StartOfDarkness [[spoiler:when Jaime admits to lying to him about Tysha, a common girl who married Tyrion that Jaime had claimed was a prostitute he'd hired to help Tyrion lose his virginity. This comes at the end of a HumiliationConga of events orchestrated by his father and sister; Tyrion swears vengeance against his entire family and starts by murdering their father.]]
* Georgiana Darcy has this in ''PrideAndPrejudice''.
** For that matter, Elizabeth herself. Jane is probably the person she loves and admires the most, because she's such a good person, yet still undeniably has her head screwed on straight. Elizabeth says at one point that there aren't very many people she truly loves, and even less who she actually ''likes''.
* Early on in ''Literature/TheMarkOfTheLion'', Julia adores Marcus and wants to emulate him in almost every way possible. This is complemented by his strong BigBrotherInstinct towards her.
* The titular heroine of the Literature/EnolaHolmes mysteries practically ''gushes'' over how smart, handsome, and brave her [[Literature/SherlockHolmes big brother]] is on more than one occasion.
* Lucy towards David in [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]].
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[[folder: Live Action Television]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Dawn Summers both resents and idolizes her superhero sister.
* [[Series/{{Firefly}} River Tam]] showed this in "[[Recap/FireflyE09Ariel Ariel]]" when Simon rescued the patient. Which is natural as that was a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
** There is an inversion at the beginning when Simon essentially makes a BadassBoast about how smart ''he'' is, then says "She makes me look like an idiot child".
** In ''The River Tam Sessions'', we see River being interviewed by someone at the Academy before all the brain-cutting starts, and they talk about how her brother's studying to be a surgeon. With utter fondness and affection, River smiles and says "Simon's a genius. I could never do what he does." Coming from a girl to whom everything from dancing to painting to theoretical science comes as easy as breathing, that's saying something. The Academy official's reply to that is "Actually, I believe that if you put your mind to it, you could do whatever you wanted."
*** The Academy finally breaks her by claiming that her beloved brother is too busy to visit her.
* On ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', Reese, Malcolm, and Dewey all look up to their older brother Francis because he dared to rebel and stand up to their sadistic, domineering mother Lois, while the rest of them are still at home under her control. As the series progressed and Francis showed up less often (and asking for money in season 3), the boys started to see him on more equal grounds, not taking him any more seriously than each other.
* In ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'' Miu Suto does this. Oh, boy, does she do it. Plain shirts are not worthy to clothe him. After all, he's "cool, righteous, and impressive...the shiniest Ani in the world..." (This might very well be true; he certainly has one of the shiniest suits in the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series thus far.)
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[[folder: Music]]
* The classic kid's boasting song about ''My great big brother Sylvest, with a row of forty medals on his chest''.
* There is another one about "My cousin Joe" with the TwistEnding that Joe is a girl.
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[[folder: Theater]]
* Electra adores and idolizes Orestes in ''Theatre/{{Electra}}'', but doesn't quite play the trope straight because her love is entirely contingent on the fact that she thinks he will kill Clytemnestra one day and avenge their father. If he chose to stay happily in exile for the rest of his life she'd probably disown him, but as her only ally and potential savior he is the recipient of all her love.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* [[SuperMarioBros Luigi]] looks up to his big bro, as revealed in his wish in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'': "I wanna be a great plumber like my brother Mario."
** This is taken to [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] levels in ''Videogame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam''.
--> '''Luigi:''' "Big bro... it's your choice... Luigi... will follow you... We're all here for you, bro. Always."
* Ventus in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' has a massive case of this going on for TeamDad[=/=]BigBrotherMentor [[AntiHero Terra]]. Edges into tragic as it blinds Ven to the fact Terra is starting to fall to the Darkness. [[spoiler:Eventually Terra ends up slipping into KnightTemplarBigBrother territory.]]
* In ''FatalFrame'', Miku's primary motivation for entering the HauntedMansion is due to the bond she has with her older brother Mafuyu, who is the latest to disappear into the old house.
--> '''Miku''': "When I saw Mafuyu in that dream... I just wanted to be with him again."
* Emilia of ''YggdraUnion'' feels this way towards her big brother Gulcasa; ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'' goes to show that she'd already started to adore him like this before they knew that they were related. (Granted, this may just be because Gulcasa is [[TheParagon Gulcasa]].) In one of the alternate routes of ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'', Yggdra manages to develop a complex over her LongLostRelative [[spoiler:Aegina]] in record time.
* Bethany of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' starts off the game with her [[RelationshipValues relationship meter]] heavily tilted to "friendship" to her older sibling Hawke. Her Codex entry states that she nearly idolizes her eldest sibling either for their skill with magic or protective attitude towards her.
* [[TheCutie Nanako Dojima]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' absolutely adores her "big bro", the protagonist. He may not ''actually'' be her big bro (he's actually her cousin), but she makes things for him when he does well on tests, hangs out with him and his friends, confides with him about everything, and is just generally the perfect little sister. The vast majority of the fanbase love her back, to the point where [[spoiler:it's rare to find ''anyone'' who didn't save her from the TV on the first day they could. To quote a [[LetsPlay Let's Play]]: "I don't care (...) I am ''not'' leaving Little Sis in there!"]]
* ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'': Lymsleia Falenas has this towards her elder brother, [[PlayerCharacter the main character]], if they have a good relationship value. Her introduction is {{Glomp}}ing him.
* A recurring trio of minor characters in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' are a Summoner and his two younger brothers. Even though the middle brother is old enough to know [[HeroicSacrifice what would be in store for his eldest brother]] (the youngest is still a small kid), they're proud of their brother and happy to guard him as he makes the pilgrimage.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'', Dana Mercer drops everything to help her big brother despite not seeing him in years, and continues to do so, even though she is rightly terrified [[HumanoidAbomination at what he is when the game begins]]. Supplementary materials say that Alex was the closest thing she had to a father figure growing up. [[spoiler: As it turns out, Alex himself cared nothing for her, though the plague which is animating his corpse ingame certainly seems to do.]]
** This was dropped in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype 2}}'', largely because [[SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome Alex was much more clearly cut as a villain]].
* Yonaka for her brother in ''VideoGame/MogekoCastle''. At first, it seems natural and almost heartwarming. However, towards the end, [[spoiler:it reaches a dangerous level when he is revealed to be a sadistic murderer.]]
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[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': As Phoenix puts it, as much as Ema claims that she and [[AloofBigSister Lana]] don't get along, Ema really idolizes her big sister.
* Satoko of ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' feels this way towards Satoshi, her older brother. This is because he protected Satoko from their abusive aunt for years- often taking violent blows from her so that Satoko could sleep- at great emotional and physical cost to himself. It was also because they were orphans living in a village that hated and ostracized them, and so for most of her childhood, Satoshi was literally the only person in the world who cared about her.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* Dave from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' refuses to think there's anything wrong with his Bro, despite his operating a puppet porno site.
* [[TheLizzieBennetDiaries Lizzie Bennet]] does this with her sister, Jane, who manages to be IncorruptiblePurePureness, TheCutie, and TheAce in the same time. It is a glorious aversion of TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Strange case in ''ReBoot'', as both brothers involved are the ''same'' person (TimeSkip + System Restore = Clones). Little Enzo is obsessed with Big Enzo (Matrix)'s life and thinks Matrix is the best person to become when he grows up (he even asks to be called Little Matrix). However, Little Enzo realizes just how terrible Matrix's life was when he's asked to repeat what happened to Matrix in order to deal with Daemon. After that point, Little Enzo stops being obsessed with Matrix.
* [[TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan Scooter Chan]] has this for his brother Flip; Flip is the only one he'll take orders from and he's constantly trying to emulate him.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle adore their big sisters. So much so, that when Scootaloo suggests finding the coolest pony they know, they respond with "Applejack" and "Rarity" respectively.
** As revealed in the Season Two finale, Twilight Sparkle had this attitude towards her brother Shining Armor; she admits that when they were growing up, he was pretty much her only friend, and she's worried about them growing apart.
** The Season 4 episode "Maud Pie" has Pinkie Pie and her older sister, the titular Maud. Pinkie Pie absolutely idolizes Maud; Maud, in turn, [[EmotionlessGirl although she doesn't show it most of the time]], adores her younger sister.
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