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My big brother is the best and I refuse to believe he has any flaws!

Sometimes a younger sibling just adores their elder sibling. 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. In addition, in anime, this attitude can often be emphasized by the appeal of Onee-sama or Onii-sama, since such a form is very formal and old-fashioned, which only emphasizes the degree of respect.

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

Compare with BigBrotherAttraction. Contrast AloofBigBrother.

Though rare, it can turn up in RealLife as well.


[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* As a general note, this trope appears often in [[{{Hentai}} ero anime and manga]].
* ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' 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/MaiHime'': 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 ''Manga/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 ''VisualNovel/TheyAreMyNobleMasters'', thinks his sister Mihato is the best there is.
* In the ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' manga, Satoshi Morinozuka's adores his older brother Takashi.
** 3rd-grader Kirimi Nekozawa treats Tamaki this way at one point, because she confuses him for her actual brother, Black Magic Club president Umehito (Tamaki and Umehito are both blonde, blue-eyed, and very handsome). An entire episode is focused on Tamaki helping Umehito earn Kirimi's worship because his obsessions with cats and darkness have alienated her, since she's afraid of cats and the dark.
* ''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. Another notable example is Belgium, who is often seen hanging around and praising her big brother, Netherlands. Depending on fanon opinion, Monaco might also be included for her relationship with France.
* ''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.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'': Even if he gets [[DopeSlap punched in the head]] as many as [[RuleOfThree three times]], and gets scared of her, 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, Obito 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]].
** Hanabi has this sort of view towards Hinata [[AdaptationExpansion according to the anime]]. Hanabi admired Hinata and her strength from a young age, though her views [[BrokenPedestal get tarnished]] when Hinata is deemed a failure due to being perceived as weaker than her, who is several years her junior. By the time Hinata is in her teens, after the Invasion of Pain arc, Hanabi's feelings [[RebuiltPedestal have returned]] as Hinata has become far stronger and is a {{Determinator}}.
* Alphonse Elric from ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' readily admits that his older brother Edward has faults (and outright states he's taller than him, and a better fighter) but despite all that, no one has more confidence in him.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Yuzu possesses a strong admiration for Ichigo. She becomes upset if he doesn't acknowledge her or becomes distant towards his family. This can irrate her twin sister, Karin, who always feels like she has to chase Ichigo down to mend things. When she finally tells Yuzu she needs to stop idolising Ichigo, Yuzu storms away from the dinner table in tears.
** Rukia spent decades feeling she couldn't do anything but disappoint her adopted older brother, Byakuya. She once tells Renji that she knows exactly how little Byakuya thinks of her because he's never looked her in the eye. The day he first does so is the day he takes a killing blow that's meant for her and almost dies; it's revealed that he's been living with two conflicting vows that were only resolved when Ichigo intervened. After that, Rukia's worship and protectiveness of Byakuya become very visible, as does the [[KnightTemplarBigBrother overprotective reality]] of his own personality. When the Vandenreich invasion leads Byakuya to directly acknowledge how strong she's become, Rukia is almost reduced to tears of joy. The [[{{filler}} anime]] plays with this relationship, making her into a fangirl for anything he says or does; even his incredibly bad artwork thrills her.
** Yuushirou deeply admires Yoruichi. He expressed great sadness when Yoruichi went ahead of him in his first appearance, and later expressed great joy when he reunited with her. He abandons the group of Soul Reapers he's with to rush to her side and is willing to fight the Sternritter just for insulting her.
* 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.
* ''Manga/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, and got into tankery because of her. The events of the manga result in Miho realizing that she can't follow the same Nishizumi style as Maho (since Maho is heiress so that Miho will not have to be), and following her own path.
* 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 ''Manga/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.]]
* ''Manga/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]].
** [[spoiler:Speaking of Sabo, Luffy had similar worship for him when they were younger, prior to Sabo's supposed death. In the earlier years after that particular event, he would often remark that Sabo was a kinder older brother than Ace (who fit the AloofOlderBrother archetype to a T before circumstances caused him to soften towards Luffy). When Sabo revealed that he was alive, this worship returned, especially in lieu of Ace's death]].
** Charlotte Katakuri is idolized by the rest of his siblings for being the perfect older brother and "human being" in general, and it isn't hard to see why -- the man is calm, reliable, handsome, strong, and genuinely protective of all his siblings. [[spoiler:As it turned out, this was purposely invoked by Katakuri, who deliberately cultivated this image to NeverBeHurtAgain. In reality, [[BrokenAce Katakuri]] is an insecure individual who was psychologically damaged when he was a child after being shunned and bullied for his "pelican eel" mouth (which he hides behind a scarf as an adult), whose true personality isn't all that different from the rest of his family (gluttonous, goofy, and hedonistic). It also serves as a deconstruction, as his siblings aren't ''ignoring'' his flaws -- they genuinely believe he doesn't have any. As a result, their admiration is significantly more shallow than the standard of this trope, since they have no experience of Katakuri being anything less than TheParagon of their family. Case in point, when his younger sister Flampe, who was the president of his fanclub, was provided with proof that he isn't as "perfect" as they believed him to be, she immediately began to ridicule him and was threatening to expose him to the rest of the family]].
* 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 ''Anime/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.
* In ''Anime/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'', all of Kouen's younger siblings hold him in very high regard and thinks of the world of him. In turn, despite his stoic personality, Kouen cares deeply for his siblings and treats them kindly and even extends it to his cousins/step-siblings Hakuei and Hakuryuu.
* Prince Rumaty from ''Manga/HanasakeruSeishounen'' ''adores'' his brother Somand. Unfortunately, [[DirtyCoward Somand]] is terrified of Rumaty and believes that he is out to kill him for the throne.
* In ''Anime/{{Planzet}}'', Koyomi thinks highly or her brother, though she also realizes how obsessed he is, to the point that she won't leave his side [[spoiler:even when is effectively going on a suicide mission.]]
* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'': Subverted by Isami Aldini. While Isami respects and looks up to his brother Takumi, he is also a [[RedOniBlueOni calm, practical and down-to-earth counterpart to the artistic, sensitive and highly-strung Takumi]], and doesn't hesitate to give him a kick up the arse (metaphorically or literally) when it's been earned.
* Played With in ''Manga/BlueExorcist''. In the ''backstory'' Yukio had this towards Rin. Unfortunately, at this point he's got into his head a very ''negative'' view of Rin and needs to be ''better'' than his brother, which results in [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]] and [[TheResenter resentment]]. It's suggested that deep down he still is this trope, which just contributes to his self-loathing and mental breakdown.
** Another interesting twist, Juzo seems to have this to Takezo...who is [[PosthumousCharacter long dead.]] The fact he has this trope towards him [[spoiler: adds to Renzo's problems with "worshipping" someone he's never known.]]
* In ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja'', TJ Livingstone has this towards his [[PromotionToParent older brother and caretaker]] Harvey. When Kennosuke insults Harvey in the middle of [[MoodWhiplash an until-then more or less]] PlayedForLaughs [[VolleyingInsults verbal slapfight]], [[BerserkButton TJ gets]] ''[[BerserkButton very angry]]'' and says that he will NOT tolerate any insults towards his beloved brother.
* ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'' has Yumoto Hakone, who pretty much worships the ground that his [[PromotiontoParent his big brother and caretaker]] Gora walks on and aims to be as good of a man as he is.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* 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.
** When Loki redefined their purpose and burnt everything unnecessary in ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' one of the very few things[[note]]for the curious the others were: their {{only friend}}ship, and their self-determination.[[/note]] they held unto was that they have a brother they love.
* ComicBook/AllNewGhostRider has [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged Gabe]], who sings his brother's praises after the latter fights off a few bullies.
* [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] completely ''adores'' [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]].
* In a case of Big Sister Worship, Wolverine's younger clone [[JuniorCounterpart Gabby]] in ComicBook/AllNewWolverine has this for her, citing her as her inspiration for becoming a good person, and even calling her "that perfect woman".

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* In the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' ''FanFic/{{Homecoming}}'', Jules and Verne "follow [Marty] around like ducks" and are described as being like "his own fan club."
* ''Franchise/{{Tron}}: Endgame Scenario'': Jet Bradley has a raging case of this for both Tron and Yori. [[spoiler: Yes, he finds out about "Rinzler." No, he doesn't care.]]
* ''FanFic/IAmNOTGoingThroughPubertyAgain'': Hanabi had always admired her sister, although her faith had started to wane in recent years. Bearing witness to "The Hinata Massacre" has caused her to become outright starry-eyed when seeing her sister, with the slightest hint of shame for ever doubting her power.
* In ''FanFic/WalkOnTheMoon'', Ino has a serious case of this towards her older sister Rei. [[spoiler:When Rei is presumed dead after trying to get a summoning contract, Ino is inconsolable for almost a week.]]

[[folder: Film]]
%%* ''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.
* In Japanese film ''Film/GoodMorning'', worshipful little brother Namsu follows his pre-teen big brother Minoru around everywhere, and even copies his gestures.
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%%* Charlie, the youngest of the ''Velociraptor'' pack in ''Film/JurassicWorld'', will often follow whatever Blue does because she admires her eldest sister. She even apparently offers up some of her meals to feed Blue.

[[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, as she's only ever heard him described as a gallant, accomplished, handsome man who would have been an excellent king. [[note]] The accuracy of this is unknown, as accounts differ re: Rhaegar. [[/note]] 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, while Sansa grows shades of this after being separated from him, [[spoiler: and as she poses as Littlefinger's bastard, she bases her behavior on Jon's, and even longs to see him again]].
** 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 ''Literature/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]].
* Jake from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' grew up near-worshipping his older brother Tom, and the realization that Tom has been infested by the Yeerks is what fully brings him into the war. [[spoiler: Played for maximum cruelty - not only does Jake never get to save Tom, the war ends with him ''ordering Tom's death'' at the hands of Rachel, their cousin.]]
* In the novella ''Literature/ATasteOfHoney'', Aqib still looks up to his brother, largely because his older brother once saved him from drowning when he was little, despite the Corporal being a BigBrotherBully.
* Roo of ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'' comes to idolise Tigger due to their mutual fondness for bouncing and other horseplay after Kanga adopts the latter into their house. The Disney adaptations expectedly play this up to even greater levels. In ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' Roo flat out states he wants Tigger as his big brother.
* In ''Literature/TheAmyVirus'', Cyan is in awe of her oldest sister Annabeth, a brilliant, charming medical resident almost a decade her senior.

[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* ''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.
** [[BigBrotherInstinct Simon risks his career]] ''just'' [[PapaWolf to keep his little sis safe.]]
** In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' River says [[NowLetMeCarryYou "No, Simon. You've taken care of me. You've always taken care of me. My turn."]] and [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend kicks Reaver ass.]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Arya seems to be closest to Jon Snow out of all her siblings. The big hug she gives him when he gives Needle to her is absolutely adorable.
** Both Viserys and Daenerys revere Rhaegar's memory. Viserys saw him as a great warrior who died in battle. Daenerys names her son and one of her dragons after him and seeks to live by his memory. Jorah and Barristan later tell her that he was TheAce and after Viserys's death, Dany is happy to learn from Ser Barristan that Rhaegar was much nicer than Viserys led her to believe, especially after he had told her that her father really was TheCaligula.
** Tyrion adores Jaime, the one close kin who has always been protective and kind to him since childhood. Unlike in the books, Jaime remains an unbroken pedestal. In the books, Jaime reveals that Tyrion's first wife, Tysha, really was a commoner who did like Tyrion, not a whore participating in a staged RescueRomance. Tywin made Jaime lie about all that. Out of spite, Tyrion untruthfully tells Jaime that he killed Joffrey and that Cersei has been sleeping around behind Jaime's back, which is painfully true.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'':
** If Mycroft's appearances in the mind palace are anything to go by, Sherlock definitely looks up to Mycroft intellectually, although the way Mental Mycroft belittles his brother indicates that this coexists with a great deal of resentment.
** Even though they're not related to each other, they could qualify for this trope. John admires Sherlock for his intelligence and was genuinely ''shocked'' when Sherlock was thought to be dead. Also, Sherlock admires John for his intelligence and was [[BuffySpeak flustered when John was offering his life for his]] and it gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in that hilariously bad best-man's speech. Well, the fact that John's [[UndyingLoyalty brave]] and tons more.
* 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. Though Francis is baffled by this with Malcolm and Reese since he acknowledges he was a horrible bully towards them. 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.)
* In the TV series, Series/{{Skins}}, Effy shows shades of this for her older brother Tony.
--> '''Pandora''': Your brother's really nice.
--> '''Effy''': He's not nice. He's amazing.
* Invoked in the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "Fanfiction". The high school musical production of the books based on the boys' lives has a song sung by Sam about Dean, basically stating that Dean is an amazing human being who doesn't appreciate himself nearly as much as he should, and not as much Sam does. There are shades of this in the show proper, since Sam consistently has to manage Dean's ChronicHeroSyndrome and crippling self-image issues to remind him that he is, in fact, worthwhile outside of being a soldier.

[[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.

[[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.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* [[Franchise/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 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 ''VideoGame/FatalFrame1'', Miku's primary motivation for entering the HauntedHouse 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 ''VideoGame/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!"]]
** To a lesser extent, there's [[RealMenWearPink Kanji Tatsumi]], who, [[TheBigGuy despite outward appearances]], [[YoungerThanTheyLook is actually a year or two younger than the protagonist.]] According to his mother, he oftentimes gushes to her about how cool you are, and what a good friend you've been to him.
* ''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.
* Isaaru, Maroda and Pacce (a recurring trio of minor characters) in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' are a Summoner and his two younger brothers. Even though Maroda is old enough to know [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice what would be in store for Isaaru after the Pilgrimage to Zanarkand]]]] (Pacce 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 of 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, but the player character (which is to say, the plague that reanimated his corpse and mistook itself for Alex) certainly seems to.]]
** 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.]]
* Sicily from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'' adores her big brother Laharl. One of her voice clips after performing an attack is "Did you see that, Big Brother?" [[spoiler: She's even willing to sacrifice her life for him in one of the bad endings.]]
** Laharl, in turn is like this towards Etna. She's not his real sister, but she was practically raised by his father and the nature of their relationship is very similar to that of siblings. His worship of her is not obvious, [[WellDoneSonGuy but it's implied that he craves recognition and respect from her]]. She, on the other hand, seems to see him as a AnnoyingYoungerSibling.
* While the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' is pretty rife with BrotherSisterIncest, the one who takes the ultimate cake of the best example of this trope is probably [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Princess Lachesis of Nordion]]. She started the trend of 'princess worshipping her big brother way too much' with her extreme infatuation with her brother Eldigan. She is this so much that she declared that she'll never marry unless she finds someone in a caliber as high as Eldigan (granted, her wannabe suitor Elliot is a complete loser), and the mercenary Beowolf needed to mention that he knew Eldigan in order to even get close to Lachesis. And when she appeared at ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' as a Spotpass character, her quote was quite rife with mentions about her brother. The Mitsuki Oosawa manga then proceeded to crank up this worship UpToEleven, though used for drama.
* Inverted (or maybe Played Straight[[note]]It's unclear if Sans or Papyrus is older[[/note]]) in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', where the [[CoolBigBro laid-back and popular]] Sans thinks his [[ManChild immature]], [[AllLovingHero overly-nice]] and [[CloudCuckooLander incredibly]] [[{{Keet}} dorky]] brother Papyrus is the coolest guy he knows. He never wastes an opportunity to tell other people about it, will be mildly offended if you disagree with him on the subject, and puts just as much effort into keeping him happy as he does [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling teasing him half to death]]. Reading between the lines of the game's [[DevelopersForesight ridiculously extensive]] StoryBranching reveals that he actually has a pretty justified reason for this: [[spoiler:Papyrus was the only thing he was able to keep after a [[MysteriousPast vague]] but clearly [[DarkAndTroubledPast catastrophic]] event or series of events took away everything else he cared about. After spending what is implied to be a very long time trying to get them back, Sans eventually just gave up and Papyrus has been his LivingEmotionalCrutch ever since.]]
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot's'' little sister, Coco, has a subtle but visible case of this. It stands out because Coco is a technological genius while Crash is TheDitz, yet Coco rarely speaks to Crash in anything but cheerful enthusiasm and at times even copies his goofy behaviour. Crash ''does'' regularly save her life, which may play into it a little.
* Komaru Naegi from ''VideoGame/UltraDespairGirls'' loves her big brother Makoto, but is actually not an example of this. Toko Fukawa, however, is convinced that she is for some reason.

[[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 ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' 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.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* Dave from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' refuses to think there's anything wrong with his Bro, despite his operating a puppet porno site.
** Subverted later on: Dave only pretended to worship Bro because he was in denial about how badly Bro actually treated him.
* [[WebVideo/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.
* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. [[CoolBigSis Yang]] has more than once expressed a lot of pride at her younger sister Ruby's idealism and wish to [[WeHelpTheHelpless help the helpless]].
** Played straight with Weiss, who idolizes her older sister Winter. Then again, Winter is the only positive influence she has in her family since her father is abusive, her mother is implied to be a drunk, and her little brother is manipulative.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Strange case in ''WesternAnimation/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.
* [[WesternAnimation/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/TheLoudHouse'': Lincoln feels a lot of respect towards Luna while Lucy is often shown with similar respect towards him. Lana also has this to a lesser extent than Lucy.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Cosmo talks about how much he admires his older brother Schnozmo, who happens to be a con artist who later tricks his brother into giving him his wand.
* ''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.
** Scootaloo herself has always idolized Rainbow Dash, to the point of hosting a fan club for the flyer, and hoping that Dash would eventually become "like her big sister." At the end of "Sleepless in Ponyville," [[Heartwarming/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic she gets her wish]].
** 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" introduces Pinkie Pie's 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Eddy talks up his [[TheGhost absent]] older brother a lot, although this is generally a feeble attempt to make himself look better that shows him to be [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter rather envious]]. [[spoiler:When we finally meet him, Eddy's brother turns out to be [[FeetOfClay a loser with a crappy job]] and a very cruel BigBrotherBully. Eddy admits everything he said about his brother was wishful thinking.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' had an episode where LovableJock Vince went on about how incredibly cool his older brother was, only for his friends to meet him and discover that he's actually a stereotypical {{Nerd}}. Vince is shocked that anyone would think that, and even more shocked when the brother [[ProudToBeAGeek openly acknowledges it]]. It's double subverted at the end where Chad actually stands up for Vince...to an even bigger guy!