Two (rarely, more) blood siblings of either gender working together as equal partners. Their business often involves ass-kicking, in which case they are likely to be Bash Brothers
as well. The easiest way to tell that a sibling duo fits this trope is when they are most commonly referred as "the Surname
brothers" or "the Surname
is a gender-specific subtrope. Related tropes are Badass Family
(for when the whole clan is in on the ass-kicking), Super Family Team
(when the whole clan has superpowers), Unrelated Brothers
(a Sibling Team in professional wrestling - who aren't actually related), and Wonder Twin Powers
(for twins with superpowers that only work in concert). Contrast Cain and Abel
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- Anita King, Maggie Mui, Michelle Cheung a.k.a. The Paper Sisters.
- The Elric brothers from Fullmetal Alchemist. They are state alchemists. Even if Al is not officially a state alchemist, they are working together as equal partners on both government missions and their personal quest for the Philosopher's Stone.
- Also the homunculi are all brothers and sisters.
- Also the Slicer Brothers
- Xia Yu sisters from Full Metal Panic!: assassins/spies. Also, Creepy Twins.
- Kouji and Tetsuya from Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger are adoptive brothers and Humongous Mecha pilots. When they are actually fighting their enemy instead of each other, they are a force to be reckoned with.
- The Thompson Sisters (possibly named for both the machine gun and the Thompson Twins) from Soul Eater. In their backstory they were criminals, until they met Death The Kid and became his partners.
- Recent developments might see Liz and Patti working together as meister and Weapon, as Kid is currently imprisoned by Noah.
- Confirmed in the Salvage arc. Patti is shaping up to be a menace as Liz's meister.
- Gaara, Kankuro, and Temari of Naruto, who are sometimes called the Sand Siblings by the fandom, after their hometown. Early on in the series, they were actually closer to a deconstruction of this trope; Temari and Kankuro were both out right terrified of Gaara and only followed him out of a mix of obligation and fear. It isn't until post Time Skip that they start following the spirit of this trope.
- N2R from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, a unit made up of four of the Nakajima Sisters, namely Nove, Wendi, Dieci, and Cinque.
- All twelve Numbers are sisters and a Badass Family and usually fight in teams. Uno was the Mission Control sister who is out of combat, and Sein was usually the back-up sister who helped the others if they are in trouble. Some of them formed duos, like Nove and Wendi, Quattro and Dieci, Otto and Deed, and Tre and Sette, but a third sister can join them, like Deed joined Nove and Wendi during the Grand Finale. Shortly before, there were three trios, Wendi, Otto and Deed, Tre, Sette and Nove, and Quattro, Dieci and Sein. Cinque usually has no regular partners and can fight alone, but she gave a villainous You Shall Not Pass to protect her sisters Nove and Wendi, and she was in a team with Tre and Quattro eight years before the start of the season. The only Number who worked alone was Due, because she was an undercover agent in secret missions, and the only sister who had contact with her was Uno.
- Also, the Liese Twins from A's, although they are twin familiars rather than a real family.
- Erio and Caro are the adopted variant, and they never fight without the other until in ViVid.
- Natsumi and Kurumi in the Ranma 1/2 OAV, The One To Carry On. The former uses a rug beater to project razor-sharp freezing winds, while the other uses a hair ribbon several yards long to channel burning ki. The two sisters even have a Finishing Move Combination Attack that uses both aspects to blast their enemies away.
- From the late manga, the sisters Pink and Link, who nearly poisoned the entire town.
- In the anime, Shampoo's childhood friends Rinrin and Ranran.
- From the first movie, the brothers Daikokusei and Daihakusei of the Seven Lucky Gods.
- As a note, the three previous Sibling Teams are all twins. Seems like you can't be twins in this series without being part of a battle team.
- Oishinbo: The brothers in the Ramen and Gyoza volume.
- The Hitachiin brothers from Ouran High School Host Club are more or less inseparable twins and often partners in crime. They've also been shown beating up punks together.
- Prowl, Sideswipe, and X-Brawn in Transformers: Robots In Disguise.
- The Frost Brothers of Gundam X are twins with a Psychic Link that enables them to communicate telepathically no matter how far away from each other they are.
- Fairy Tail gives us 'Demon' Mirajane, Elfman, and Lisanna, but the team presumably breaks apart with the latter's death and Mirajane's retirement to Team Mom.
- Ikki and Shun from Saint Seiya at first started off as Cain and Abel. Finally in the last movie, Tenkai Hen~ Overture, they finally worked together.
- If you go by the manga, you could say that this had been happening for a long time since all the bronze Saints are half brothers with Shun and Ikki being the only full-brothers of the group.
- Panty and Stocking from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
- The Kongo Twins of Eyeshield 21, though Agon gets far more attention then Unsui. There's also the Gonzales brothers of the Nasa Aliens.
- The Pichu Brothers in the Pokémon anime.
- The Borden Twins in Gedou Otome Tail.
- The eponymous characters from Chinese anime Gourd Brothers. Seven brothers born from seven gourds on the same vine, each have one color from the rainbow. Rainbow...
- The characters Ace and Luffy for One Piece, though not biological brothers, think of themselves as siblings, and are very close. They seem to be able to predict each other's moves, and from seeing them battle together in the Marineford War, (and from the filler episodes) it's known they have been fighting together for years. They also shared this bond with their other adopted brother, Sabo.
- There are also the DeCalvan Brothers, a pair of pirate captains and two of Whitebeard's most trusted men; and Bobby and Kelly Funk, bounty hunters who can defeat supernova-level pirates. (The latter pair is named after Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr., as seen below.)
- Spider-Girl plays with this a LOT. Fitting for a 'verse made up of Legacy Heroes.
- The Brothers Grimm also fulfill the role as well, as villains, of course.
- Hawk and Dove, at least the original Hall brothers.
- The Fantastic Four consist of the Invisible Woman, her younger brother, the Human Torch. Also Sue's husband, Mr. Fantastic, and former beau, the Thing. In the next generation there's Sue's children, Franklin and Valeria.
- During the rare periods when they're both alive, sane and in the same reality, Northstar and Aurora of Alpha Flight serve as a sibling team.
- Cyclops and Havok of the X-Men have attempted this on occasion. It never lasts long.
- Siblings rarely seem to work together as teams in the X-books generally, that also goes for Colossus and Magik, for Cannonball, Husk and the other Guthrie kids, and for Karma and her late brother Tran. Professor X and his step-brother Juggernaut even wound up as arch-enemies, and his "sister"note Cassandra Nova is the X-Men's worst nightmare.
- Joe, William, Jack and Averell Dalton in Lucky Luke.
- The Double Dare sisters from Nightwing
- Power Pack: Four siblings—two boys and two girls.
- The Batman comics seem to be trying to get some mileage out of the fact that Bruce Wayne has three adopted sons, a biological son, an alternate universe biological daughter, and (before the New 52 benched her) an adopted daughter:
- After Bruce Wayne's "death," the new Batman and Robin were brothers by adoption Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne.
- Batman: Gates of Gotham is built on this trope, with the sibling dynamic between Batman, Robin, Red Robin, and Black Bat juxtaposed against the sibling dynamic of the Gates brothers in the back story.
- The War of the Robins arc of the rebooted Batman and Robin ends with a team up of the four Robin brothers.
- Red Hood and the Outlaws and Teen Titans were both rebooted by Scott Lobdell, and he seems to have taken the opportunity to establish that Jason Todd and Tim Drake, while still having some fundamental disagreements about things like killing, have a degree of respect for each other and share information.
- An odd case in Dungeon Keeper Ami. Ami and Tiger, who are not sisters, siblings, blood relations, or of the same species. Magical misshap, however, has made them similar in both appearence and mannerism. Later, Tiger is formally adopted into the Mizuno family, playing this trope straighter.
- Pretty Cure Perfume Preppy: Chloe/Cure Rosa and Chiarra/Cure Vanilla are sisters.
- Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues AKA The Blues Brothers.
- The creepy albino twins from The Matrix sequels.
- The clone army from Star Wars could be an example. All the clones grow up together, at any rate, and individual troopers have other troopers that they are especially close to. If not, the four-man commando squads, as in Star Wars: Republic Commando, definitely count.
- Trinity and Bambino, the "right and left hand of The Devil", respectively, in the Trinity series of Western films (played by Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, no less). Though Bambino isn't particularly happy about having a brother like that, they make one hell of a team when they join forces.
- The Borden Twins in The Prestige, who live their lives as one person for the sake of their magic act.
- From Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen, we got the sisters Arcee, Chromia and Elita-1 according to the merchandise. (The movie itself has all three answer to the name, seeming to be one character with three bodies. The comic books split the difference with a Stepford cuckoos-type link.
- Skids and Mudflap count too. Two twins who help each other and the Autobots to fight the Deceptions, Simmons against Devastator and help Sam to revive the Matrix... when they don't argue with each other.
- The Bagrov brothers from Brother, but especially the second movie.
- Four Brothers: Four adopted brothers team up to avenge their mother's death.
- Turk and Virgil Malloy from Ocean's Eleven.
- The Stabbington brothers in Tangled.
- Connor and Murphy McManus, The Boondock Saints.
- Loogie, Laser and Lug from Shorts.
- Also, Helvetica and Cole.
- In Pacific Rim, since the co-pilots need to work together well enough to operate the Jaegers, it's understandable to see sibling teams. The original pilots for Gipsy Danger were the brothers Raleigh and Yancy Becket. The Wei Tang Triplets are another example, along with the identical twin brothers of Romeo Blue.
- Hansel And Gretel Witch Hunters, obviously.
- The Hardy Boys.
- The Weasley Twins and their joke shop from Harry Potter.
- And in the Final Battle, all of the Weasley siblings become a very big version of this trope.
- Dennis and Colin Creevey.
- The Geste brothers in Beau Geste.
- If clones count, the so-called Devist family, that sleeper cell of cloned Imperial pilots who become Farm Boys, and are insular and very close because of Cloning Blues and Fantastic Racism.
- In Young Jedi Knights, the Solo Twins Jacen and Jaina. Once they're out of their teens they quickly stop being together all the time, and, well, we know how it ended.
- The Pevensies, the main characters of the first series of books of the Chronicles of Narnia are brothers and sisters, until Susan and Peter opt out and cousin Eustace comes in.
- Phury and Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
- The Brothers Majere in Dragonlance, at least, to start with.
- The sons of Fëanor from The Silmarillion.
- And Elrond's twin sons, who get very little mention in the Lord of the Rings main trilogy.
- In The Hobbit, Thorin's company is made up of sibling teams of Dwarves.
- Rory and Coco in Little League Family. Rory catches and Coco pitches. As pitcher-catcher are almost a subteam in baseball, that makes them a literal as well as metaphorical team.
- The Swallows and Amazons series is mostly about multiple Sibling Crews interacting with each other.
- Most Enid Blyton protagonist groups are at least partially family-based. The Famous Five consist of three siblings, their cousin and her dog, the 'Adventure' group are two pairs of a brother and a sister, etc.
- Teucer and Greater Ajax in The Iliad. They're half brothers, with Teucer being the bastard.
- Also in the Iliad there's Agamemnon and Menelaus, and on the Trojan side most of Priam's sons.
- Georgia and Shaun Mason in Mira Grant's Feed are adopted, but every bit as close as blood siblings (they don't like to be apart, ever). They work together on their blog network and watch each other's backs when they go into infected zones.
- Monza and Benna in Joe Abercrombie's Best Served Cold make a very efficient Sibling Team — he's the people person, she's the one who fights. Together, they lead a band of mercenaries. It's implied that they are closer than most siblings.
- Half-brothers Harry Dresden and Thomas Raith in The Dresden Files, wizard and vampire respectively.
- Niko and Cal Leandros. They even have a monster hunting agency.
- From A Wrinkle in Time, there's Meg and Charles Wallace Murry. Plus Calvin O'Keefe, who just gets pulled along for the ride and isn't related to the Murrys. Yet, anyway.
- Same goes for Sandy and Dennys, the Murry twins in "Many Waters."
- Sabrina and Daphne, the eponymous heroines of The Sisters Grimm.
- Miles and Mark Vorkosigan in Lois Mc Master Bujold's novels.
- And, to a lesser extent, Delia, Martya, Olivia, and Kareen, a/k/a Team Koudelka.
- The maran-Kaiel brothers, Hoemei, Gaet, and Joesai, from Courtship Rite, discovered in childhood that their strengths complemented each other, and have been a team ever since. They're also part of an Exotic Extended Marriage.
- The Baudelaire siblings in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
- Brothers A.J. and Rick from Simon And Simon.
- The Winchester brothers from Supernatural.
- Green Acres had the Monroe Brothers (Alf & Ralph): general contractors. Alf was a man, Ralph was a woman.
- The Halliwell sisters (a trio) from Charmed.
- Don and Charlie Eppes work together to pursue evildoers on NUMB3RS. Don is an FBI agent and Charlie is a Smart Guy math consultant.
- Justin, Alex and Max in Wizards of Waverly Place.
- Damon and Stefan Salvatore occasionally team up on The Vampire Diaries.
- Hank and Evan in Royal Pains.
- Frasier and Niles Crane automatically team up for anything; from schemes to snag Frasier a date to elaborate, convoluted escapades that end up with them both being accidentally arrested for murder. The fact that they meet at least once a day to complain about their problems and beg the other to help them out contributes to this greatly, while neither the fact that their Sibling Rivalry frequently interferes with their teamwork, nor several dozen chewing-outs from their father for blowing things, has never stopped them.
- From Super Sentai:
- Power Rangers never has an all-sibling team, because that would result in Monochrome Casting and PR always has a multiracial team. However, two members of teams have been siblings on a humber of occasions:
- Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Leo, the Red Ranger, and Mike, the Magna Defender, or so it seems at first. But it's complicated. Eventually, played straight after the original Magna Defender dies and Mike, whom he'd merged with, gets to Take Up My Sword.
- Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue has Dana the Pink Ranger and Ryan the Power Rangers-exclusive Titanium Ranger. The commander is their dad, as in Go Go V. With the bad guys, only one is the son of Queen Bansheera.
- The Thunder Rangers (Blake and Hunter Bradley) from Power Rangers Ninja Storm. (The two were both adopted by the Bradleys, but that doesn't matter in the slightest.)
- Power Rangers Mystic Force doesn't have Magiranger's all-sibling team, but keeps the family dynamic alive with sisters Vida and Madison, the Pink and Blue Rangers. And Nick's whole Luke, I Am Your Father situation, but that's neither here nor there.
- Subverted way back in Power Rangers Zeo: It's heavily implied that Tommy's half-brother David is the Gold Ranger. He isn't. It's also teased that he will assume the powers. He doesn't.
- Elsewhere in the spandex vs. People in Rubber Suits genre, Kamen Rider Dragon Knight has the villainous Cho brothers, better known as Kamen Riders Axe and Spear. this leads to Axe going on a revenge kick once Spear is eliminated. Presumably, this goes for their mirror world counterparts as well.
- The Amazing Race has one or two of these per season.
- Minutemen The Made-for-TV Movie features a team of just brothers.
- DG and Azkadelia in Tin Man
- The 1985 Tokusatsu series, Kyodai Ken Byclosser. The eponymous heroes are sibling team consisting of two brothers, Ken and Gin.
- Half-sisters Morgana and Morgause from Merlin. An aversion with Morgana and Arthur, as by the time they realize they are half-siblings, they are estranged.
- Gunther and Tinka from Shake It Up.
- The three Twist kids in Round the Twist frequently team up to solve the secret to the latest supernatural event in Port Niranda, although in some stories only one character is caught up in the weird goings-on.
- Thunderbirds: The five Tracy-brothers (Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan), and their Team Dad (Jeff).
- Sleepy Hollow has Abbie and Jenny Mills
Musical siblings are common in rock bands and vocal/R&B groups. Family-based groups are more common in country and older vocal groups. Some examples (more can be seen at Band of Relatives
- The gimmick of identical twins who can win matches because they look so much alike they can switch places in the ring without their opponent realizing it is a very common one.
- Ron and Don Harris, who worked both in WCW and WWE under various gimmicks including The Blu Brothers, the Disciples of Apocalypse, and Creative Control.
- the Bella Twins, Nikki and Brie
- The Shane Twins, best known as the Gymini in WWE and The Johnsons in early TNA.
- Shu and Kei Sato, two Japanese wrestlers whose gimmick changed from pop singing sailors to Hindu occultists..
- Charlie Haas and his brother Russ, although Russ sadly passed away at a young age while in OVW
- Matt and Jeff Hardy.
- Raymond and Jacques Rougeau.
- Carlito and Primo Colon.
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott
- Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray)
- Bret and Owen Hart who had a short lived, but memorable tag team run
- The entire Wrestling/Von Erich Family (Kerry, Kevin, Mike, Chris and David - and sometimes father Fritz) would team in various combinations in World Class in the 80s
- Dory Funk Jr and his brother Terry
Religion and Mythology
- A common trope in pre-Columbian America involves twins doing this.
- Castor and Polydeuces, twin half-brothers. Eventually turned into the (Greek version of) the constellation Gemini.
- Amphion and Zethos, twin sons of Zeus and Antiope.
- Idas and Lynceus, inseparable sons of Aphareus of Messene and his wife Arene, although it was believed that Idas' real father was Poseidon.
- Heracles and his nephew Iolaos.
- Naestra and Arahan, the twin Wood Elf sisters in Warhammer Fantasy who shoot people with their longbows from dragonback.
- Technically Naestra and Arahan are two mystically separated aspects of the same elf, rather than sisters, but they behave like sisters for all intents and purposes.
- Warhammer Fantasy also has the High Elf identical twins Tyrion and Teclis, who often fight together, especially in times of great peril, but just as often operate apart.
- [[Warhammer40k Eldar]] Viper teams consist of psychically-linked twin-sibling teams for better coordination.
- An Eldar Wraithknight is a very special case of this, as it is piloted by a team consisting of identical twins, one living and the other dead.
- In Magic: The Gathering, the planeswalker Ajani Goldmane and his late brother J'zall were a nigh unbeatable team. J'zall was their tribe's leader and strongest warrior, and Ajani's special brand of magic could make him even stronger.
- Lt. David "Hesh" Walker and Sgt. Logan Walker from "Callof Duty Ghosts".
- Their father also serves as their commanding officer at times, making them a
- The McCall brothers from Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood: adventurers and robbers.
- The Chang brothers from Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines: guardians of Ankaran Sarcophagus.
- The Kasuga Family of Arcana Heart, four Miko sisters that fight together with Maori as head.
- Mario and Luigi, the Super Mario Bros.!
- Who may, or may not be twins.
- They are twins, just dizygotic (fraternal).
- Terry and Andy, the Bogard Brothers.
- The Komodo Brothers from the Crash Bandicoot series, though they only appeared together in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bash, while Joe went it alone in Crash Team Racing. Neither has been seen since.
- From Final Fantasy X, we have the Summoner Issaru, along with his two younger brothers as his Guardians.
- J.C. and Paul Denton in Deus Ex and its sequel.
- Billy and Jimmy Lee, the Double Dragons.
- In the arcade version of Double Dragon 3, this trope is invoked literally by having the playable characters divided into four groups of different sibling teams (the Lee Bros., the Oyama Bros., the Urquidez Bros., and the Chin Bros.), essentially an excuse to allow more than one player to control the same character.
- Billy and Jimmy's counterpart in River City Ransom were named Randy and Andy. Their counterparts in the Kunio-kun series were named Ryūichi and Ryūji Hattori.
- Oscar and Emile Bielert from Valkyria Chronicles, both snipers.
- Yun and Yang from Street Fighter III.
- The Great Giana Sisters.
- The Blue Bomber and his red brother from the Mega Man series, made an actual team as of 10.
- Faylen and Faylon from Suikoden V.
- Kat and Ana from the WarioWare series.
- The Finito brothers from Max Payne: gangsters.
- Jao and Mao, the twin co-leaders of the Tenkou Pirates in Skies of Arcadia.
- Dante and Vergil from Devil May Cry.
- Palom and Porum are two little twins who team up with the hero in Final Fantasy IV.
- Sisters Faris and Lenna from Final Fantasy V.
- Edgar and Sabin Figaro from Final Fantasy VI. Royal siblings, no less. Having them in the same team together is only mandatory for one very brief period, but their most significant scenes involve both of them. Amusingly, while Sabin can be recruited before Edgar in the World of Ruin, but because he's optional, the (mandatory) scenes for Edgar's recruitment leave him mostly silent. You'd think he'd have some comments about his brother's Paper-Thin Disguise, but no.
- Hisui and Kohaku Hearts from Tales of Hearts
- Asbel Lhant and Hubert Ozwell.
- Hawke and his or her twin siblings are quite capable in battle, and the surviving twin will always have a class that compliments Hawke's, also making them Sword and Sorcerer.
- Final Fantasy Dimensions has two sets of siblings, Diana + Aigis and Alba + Dusk. For most of the game the siblings are separated by the dimensional rift, but they can all potentially be on the same team in the endgame.
- Xenoblade: Dunban and Fiora.
- Star Wars: Republic Commando: Every Commando squad, being clones.
- A Super Mario Thing and its spin-offs have Demo and Iris, the two cycloptic demon sisters and main characters.
- In The Gamers Alliance, there are several sibling teams, some of which include Alain, Despard and Grady Silverbranch; Desdemona and Mordecai de Ardyn; Antigonus and Belial de Ardyn; Distreyd Thanadar XIII and Tarna; Vaetris and Nina Heeate L'andariel; Corwin, Deidra, Kendra and Irvin Finian; Thrax and Illyria; the Seven Sisters (each of whom represents one of the seven sins). Leraje and Ronove Thanadar were this too until Leraje betrayed Ronove.
- Hamper and Damper are twin brothers with different psychic powers in the Whateley Universe. One can cloud minds, the other can suppress powers.
- Redvs Blue has the Freelancers North- and South-Dakota, who are twins and, according to South, always put together on a team, explicitly to figure out if this trope could give them an advantage.
- Until South sets him up to be killed.
- As we learn in season 10, the Director has all kinds of relationship issues, putting experiments like this in a whole different light.
- Doug and Rob Walker of That Guy with the Glasses though Rob usually works behind the camera. He's still credited, mentioned and even shown a couple of times in the videos.
- John and Hank of Vlog Brothers, who are a real-life sibling team.
- My Brother My Brother And Me with Justin, Griffin, and Travis McElroy
- Epic Rap Battles of History has featured the Wright Brothers vs. the Mario Brothers.
- RWBY has Ruby and Yang.
- Strugatsky Brothers: the most popular Soviet sci-fi authors.
- Wachowski siblingsnote : the people who brought you The Matrix... and a couple other movies.
- The Coen Brothers.
- The Wayans Brothers.
- The Sherman Brothers, who, among other things, wrote the songs for Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
- Saints Cyril and Methodius, the creators of the Cyrillic Alphabet, were the youngest and the oldest among seven children their parents had. Cyril was a Teen Genius, Methodius was a military general.
- James Brothers: Jesse and Frank James, famous American outlaws and leaders of the James-Younger Gang.
- The James brothers seem to have made a habit out of working with sets of brothers as well. The James-Younger gang included the four Younger brothers: Cole, Jim, John, and Bob. Later the James brothers worked with the Ford brothers: Charlie and Robert/Bob. That didn't work out so well for Jesse though (or, for that matter, the Fords).
- The Youngers were also cousins to the Dalton brothers, Bob, Gratton and Emmett.
- The Kelly Gang consisting of brothers Ned and Dan (and two other close friends of the family) were part of an Australian outlaw gang (referred to as 'bushrangers'). Unfortunately Dan tends to get the Second Banana status while Ned was immortalised as a hero who stood up to police corruption.
- The Wright Brothers.
- The Marx Brothers.
- Diector Sam Raimi, who often casts his brother Ted Raimi in his films. Ivan Raimi, also Sam's brother, was one of the screenwriters on Spider-Man 3.
- Christopher Nolan's brother Jonathan is sometimes his screenwriting partner.
- The Bryan brothers, a pair of American twins, are a 15-time Grand Slam-winning doubles tennis pair that are known by their creepy ability to be in perfect sync both on and off the court.
- The Brothers Grimm
- Jacob and Wilhelm had a third brother, Ludwig Emil, an artist who also illustrated one of the early editions of their Fairy Tales.
- Oswald Boelcke, German WWI Flying Ace and developer of the Dicta Boelcke, was initially posted to Fliegerabteilung 13 (Aviation Section 13). His bother Wilhelm was also a member of said group. They were such a successful team they aroused antipathy in other members of the section. As a result, Wilhelm was transferred away from his brother.
- Manfred (the Red Baron) and Lothar von Richthofen. Both served in the same squadron, and were amongst the highest scoring aces of WWI.
- Andrew and Allen Cunningham in World War II . Andrew in the Royal Navy and Allen in the British Army. Andrew was a genuine Four-Star Badass. Allen was at first thought to be so because of his conquest of Ethiopia from the Italians. But he went down in history as a might-have-been because he lost his nerve facing Erwin Rommel.
- The Sedin twins, Henrik and Daniel, of the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks. They are decent players on their own, but when they're on the ice together, look the fuck out.
- Before the Sedins, there were the Sutters, six brothers who all played in the NHL. Brent and Duane were teammates on the New York Islanders, while twins Rich and Ron played together for the Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues.
- Now there is another family with many hockey players, the Staals. Three of them are on the same team, the Carolina Hurricanes (where the eldest, Eric, won the Stanley Cup in 2006; in 2012, he was joined by Jordan, who had been champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009, and the following year came the youngest, Jared), and the remaining, Marc, is with the New York Rangers.
- Brothers playing together even earns some jokes.
It’s some sort of hockey rule that every set of brothers has to play on the same team for some reason. The Staals, the Sedins, the Stastnys, the Bures, the Schenns — everyone gets to play together at some point. It’s kind of like Little League.
- Sandra Bullock, wearing her producer hat, is sometimes partnered with her sister Gesine Bullock-Prado.
- German director Fatih Akin usually manages to include a part for his brother Cem in his movies.
- German football legend Uwe Seeler and his brother Dieter frequently played together for the Hamburger SV and a few times in the West German national team. It was said that any player who fouled Uwe in a bad way could expect to be tackled by protective big brother Dieter later in the game.
- Fritz Walter (captain) and his brother Ottmar were a successful team within the forward line the 1950s team of 1. FC Kaiserslautern and the West German national team that won the 1954 World Cup.
- The Dutch team also had two notable twin combos: René and Willy van de Kerkhof in the 70s (who played together in two Dutch teams and made it to two World Cup finals), and Frank and Ronald de Boer in the 90s (who played together in five teams and also had success with the national squad).
- Robert F. Kennedy served as attorney-general to his elder brother, President John F. Kennedy.
- Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and his brother Allen, head of the Central Intelligence Agency, both played important parts in shaping United States policy during the Cold War.
- Writer Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber) and his artist brother Larry Lieber have collaborated on many comics, including e. g. the Spider-Man newspaper strip.
- Charlie Chaplin and his half-brother Sidney; the latter e. g. often played supporting parts in Charlie's movies.
- The Jackson Five, back in the day.
- The Nicholas Brothers, tap-dancing legends.
- Fred and Adele Astaire.
- King Frederick The Great and his middle brother Henry (Heinrich), commanders of the two main Prussian field armies in the Seven Years' War (and also the War of Bavarian Succession, 1778-1779).
- General Charles Mann, Lord Brome, Marquess and Earl of Cornwallis (best remembered for being forced to capitulate at Yorktown) and his brother, Admiral William Mann, Earl of Cornwallis.
- Harold, Gyrth and Leofwine Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings, Gyrth and Leofwine even died together. Harold and Gyrth had formerly teamed up against their other brother Tostig at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, and before Tostig's defection Tostig and Gyrth were a close team.
- The Farrelly brothers
- Homestar Runner is made by Mike and Matt Chapman ("The Brothers Chaps").
- Dwarf Fortress is mostly the work of Tarn Adams, but his brother Zack is helping him.
- The legends of Western Animation, Max and Dave Fleischer of Fleischer Studios!
- The brothers Hernandez who made Love And Rockets!
- Saint Benedict of Nursia and his twin sister, Scholastica. They were so close, they died in the same month, and share a grave.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maria Anna Mozart.
- Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and his sister Fanny Hensel.
- Noel Fielding and Mike Fielding seem to be shaping up to be this way. Mike was dared by a friend to go up onstage at one of Noel's live comedy gigs in the early 2000's, and since then they've done The Mighty Boosh tv series, all live shows since then, and are now working on Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy together. Noel himself has said he wants to be in as many things with Mike as possible.
Other relative teams
- Sostratos and Menedamos, cousins, in Over the Wine-Dark Sea and its sequels. The pair of them are Intrepid Merchants from Rhodes in the Hellenistic Age, and have to deal with nature, pirates, warlords, strange cargo (like peacocks), and, worst of all, each other.
- Nancy Drew's sidekicks George and Bess are cousins (though unrelated to Nancy herself).
- Merry and Pippin, cousins, from The Lord of the Rings.
- Hunter and Sky, cousins, from Cate Tiernan's Sweep series.
- More than one in A Series of Unfortunate Events, including the main protagonists.
- Ivan and Miles are cousins and Heterosexual Life-Partners in Vorkosigan Saga.
- Jake and Rachel in Animorphs are cousins, while Ax and Tobias are uncle and nephew.
Live Action TV
- Ben 10 has cousins who certainly act like, and to an extent are treated like, siblings.
- Though only posing as siblings, Illana and Lance from Sym-Bionic Titan could count as they are not romantically involved, but care strongly with each other.
- Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia and his cousin Prince Frederick Charles commanded two main armies in the wars of 1866 and 1870-1871.