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[[caption-width-right:319:Joe, William, Jack and Averell Dalton.]]

The dark side's version of the SiblingTeam--criminals who take brothers or sisters along for the ride. They sometimes ending up looking like a fraternal version of an OutlawCouple, also typically a pair. Sometimes they can play off each other as {{Morality Pet}}s or at least [[PetTheDog Humanity Pets]] while other times their partnership can be [[CainAndAbel begrudging underneath]] or have them tripping over SiblingRivalry.

Can overlap with BigBadDuumvirate or ThoseTwoBadGuys, may involve SiblingYinYang or StrongerSibling.

See Also: TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether if parents and other relatives join the siblings on serious crime sprees.



[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* The Slicer Brothers in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''--they were criminals/murderers in life, and were turned into an undead guard--one forms the head and the other forms the body.
* Hansel and Gretel of ''Manga/BlackLagoon''.
* [[Manga/YuYuHakusho The Toguro Brothers]].
* Luke and Jan Valentine in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' who are PolarOppositeTwins while still both being psycho villains.
* Sakon and Ukon of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. They're both sadistic, violent psychos, but hey, they have family values. Brothers stick together. In this case, to the point where they share a body...
** Kinkaku and Ginkaku fit as well. Two brothers who used to be respected in Kumogakure as Two Shining Lights. But they fell from grace and committed many horrible acts, and from then on, were seen as the worst criminals in Kumo history. Samui even stating she wants no affiliation with them. Both brothers feel lying and betrayal are great tactics. Both brothers kill Zetsu clones, who are their comrades, in battle when trying to get to an enemy, and neither seems to care that zetsu are caught in the crossfire. However, they are very close brothers who seem to respect and love one another. Ginkaku's most said word in his life is his brother's name, and when in trouble, he calls for his brother to help him. And Kinkaku flies into rage if anyone seriously hurts his brother.
* In the backstory of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', [[spoiler:Hei and his little sister, Pai]]. She was essentially drafted as an assassin by TheSyndicate, and her BadassNormal brother wound up tagging along out of [[BigBrotherInstinct protectiveness]]. Then [[spoiler:she went missing in the Heaven's Gate incident and he somehow ended up with her superpowers]], and things went downhill from there.
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', the twelve Numbers are sisters who are built by [[BigBad Jail Scaglietti]] and did many crimes for him. Most of them aren't actually evil, and eleven of them go to prison in the end while the last one [[spoiler:died]], but seven of them rehabilitate and four of them prefer to stay in prison. Since ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'', three of them are working for the Saint Church now and the other four are adopted by the Nakajima family. Even though they have now a normal human life, all seven Numbers are still under (not so strict) observation, especially the eldest of them, Cinque, will have to work for the [[TheFederation TSAB]] for the rest of her life.
** Earlier, ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' has the Wolkenritter who can be considered as siblings since they have the same origin and are members of the Yagami family. They are working for the TSAB to atone their sins and crimes they had done.
** In ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', the [[TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether Hückebein]] family members consider themselves more as siblings than anything else since nobody of them fit the father or mother part.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': [[spoiler:The serial killer "Death Gun" was actually two brothers and a third accomplice working in concert. The elder brother was an SAO survivor and member of laughing coffin. The younger brother has a VillainousCrush on fellow player Sinon. Both are sons of a doctor, with ample access to the drugs needed to commit the actual murders.]]
* ''Anime/CrossAnge'': In episodes 9 and 10, [[spoiler:Julio and Sylvia planned a trap to execute their sister Ange.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenris_(comics) Fenris]] (Andrea and Andreas von Strucker) in the MarvelUniverse.
** The ComicBook/XMen meet a lot of these: in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} [[LegionOfDoom Brotherhood of]] [[strike:Evil]] [[LegionOfDoom Mutants]] and the UltimateUniverse version of same, it was the ambivalently villainous siblings ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and the ComicBook/ScarletWitch; in the Acolytes, the successor to the Brotherhood, it was the Kleinstock Brothers; even X-Men SpinOff team ComicBook/XFactor once clashed with the siblings Slab and Thumbelina, who were usually on two entirely different teams of baddies.
* In UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica battled a pair of brothers, the Eel and the Viper, who were part of the first [[WeirdTradeUnion Serpent Squad]].
* The Blood Brothers, a pair of minor alien villains in Creator/MarvelComics, actually increase in strength the closer they are to one another.
* ComicBook/SpiderWoman and ComicBook/IronMan respectively battled two pairs of villains called the Brothers Grimm, though only the second version are actually brothers--and twins, at that.
* ComicBook/{{Superman}}'s demonic enemies Blaze and Satanus are brother and sister.
* ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' had two separate groups of these: The Weerd Brothers; Hiss, Cuss, and Silent, and the [[CreepyTwins Creepy]] [[{{Mutants}} Mutant]] [[CreepyTwins Twins]] known only as Stix.
* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': The Beagle Boys. Not just brothers but cousins as well, a whole extended family of crime.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Dredd has frequently contended with the surviving sibling members of the Angel Gang, a clan of murderers from the radioactive wastelands beyond Mega-City One. In their first appearances, they were TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether.
* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' has recurring minor villains the Mauler Brothers, who are not actual brothers; they're clones.
* The [[SpotlightStealingSquad Dalton brothers]] from ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke''. They may not be especially competent, but they're determined to stick to their life of crime. They are the inept [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute cousins]] of the historical [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalton_Gang Dalton brothers]] (another example of the trope), who appeared in a single early episode and were hanged at the end.
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'': The Roark brothers, one a Senator and the other a Cardinal, don't seem to like each other much but they are still the heads of the most powerful and evil family in Sin City. There's a third brother mentioned who's an Attorney General, but he has never appeared.
* Minor Franchise/{{Batman}} foes, the Trigger Twins.
* ComicBook/TheFlash supervillains Captain Cold and Golden Glider are brother and sister and frequently team up together.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, the Krayfish Twins run a mob operation in Ankh-Morpork. Ronnie and Reggie are feared for their ruthless qualities and general nastiness. But they love good floristry, chocolate and well-tailored clothes and accessories; Veronica and Regina Krayfish remain very feminine and stylish crime overladies.
* In ''Fanfic/TheVow'' we have as minor villains two leopard martial artists working with Haun's gang. They're revealed to be a brother and sister.

* Creator/QuentinTarantino's storied universe has an interesting, somewhat unintentional [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] with [[Film/ReservoirDogs Vic]] and [[Film/PulpFiction Vincent]] Vega. Both characters are hardened criminals, WordOfGod makes it clear that they're supposed to be related to each other and have had a history together, but the two characters have never been seen together in movies. For a while, Tarantino was apparently working on putting together a Vega Brothers movie, but he ended up abandoning such a project around 2007 when he concluded that the principle actors, Michael Madsen and John Travolta, would be too old now to reprise their roles.
** The hillbilly killer rapists Zed and Maynard are brothers as well, according to the script, however this [[AllThereInTheScript wasn't mentioned in the film itself]].
** ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'', however, begins with the audience following the escapades of the Gecko Brothers, Seth and Richie.
* Charlie and Mikey Burns in ''Film/TheProposition''
* The Gruber brothers, Hans and Simon, from the ''Film/DieHard'' movies. Like the Vegas, they're [[ZigZaggedTrope a bit of a subversion]] in that they turned up separately and apparently didn't like each other much in real life.
* In the Korean film ''Film/TheCrucible'', Headmaster Lee Gang-bok and Admin Head Lee Gang-seok (who are CreepyTwins to boot) inflict horrific sexual abuse on the female students of their BoardingSchoolOfHorrors. Their adoptive sister, Yun Ja-ae, is also complicit in their crimes, and deals out plenty of (physical) abuse herself.
* In ''Film/FaceOff'', Castor and Pollux Troy appear to work together as this, based on a police file at the beginning that states that the two together are suspected of assassinating a Croatian ambassador (it reads "Number of hits suggests that Troy had a second shooter; possibly his younger brother Pollux").
* ''Film/{{Lockout}}'': The two inmates who lead the prison riot on the space station are two Scottish brothers, Alex and Hydell. [[spoiler:It ends tragically with the AxCrazy Hydell murdering his own brother, who tried to take care of him.]]
* ''Film/TheLegendOfFrenchieKing'': The fearsome gang of outlaws led by Frenchie King consists of five half-sisters. Frenchie King [[SheIsTheKing herself]] is the eldest sister. At the end they add another set of siblings consisting of four brothers and their eldest sister to the gang.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Adam views Riley as his brother (since they were both Professor Walsh's "favorites") and wants to be this with him.
* ''Series/CriminalMinds''
** The Hunter unsubs of the episode "Open Season" turn out to be a pair of brothers who abduct other humans, set them loose in the middle of the woods, and [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame have a blast chasing and killing them]]. They basically get discovered due to the elder brother [[PetTheDog petting the dog]] (the younger is severely wounded when their prey fights back, and he starts a fire to signal for help), and this is actually somewhat made a point.
** "To Hell..."/"...And Back" had this with a horrible twist,[[spoiler:one brother is quadraplegic, the other is physically able but seriously mentally impaired. The former manipulates the latter, who doesn't really know what he's doing, into all the crimes]].
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' Earl and his brother Randy, until Karma got to Earl. At one point Randy was expecting that after Earl finished doing all the stuff on The List they'd go back to stealing stuff.
* Day 3 of ''Series/TwentyFour'' has the Salazar brothers Ramon and Hector.
* ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' is based on this trope. It's about the Peaky Blinders street gang, led by brothers Tommy, Arthur, and John Shelby… plus their aunt, TheConsigliere.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piranha_Brothers Piranha Brothers.]]
* Mr. Cain and Mr. Abel in "Meltdown", the ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' homage episode of ''Series/ThePretender''
* A "two brothers, one not all there" type is true of Ryan and Cyril O'Reily in ''Series/{{Oz}}''. Before Cyril's accident (which caused severe brain damage, leaving him in that state), they were a more typical example of the trope as described above.
* Danny and Albert Cho (respectively, Kamen Riders Spear and Imperer) in ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight''.
* Simon and River Tam in ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. In their case [[JustifiedCriminal it was hardly their fault]].
* A relatively rare positive version of this trope is sibling con artists Emma and Sean Kennedy in Season 5 of ''Series/{{Hustle}}''.
* Danny and Tony Driscoll in ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' and ''Series/TheGreenGreenGrass''.
* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' had a pair of brothers, in the episode People Who Live in Brass Hearses. Billy and Virgil Deluca. Virgil is handicapped, and usually just goes along with his brother. Billy is a hot-tempered and thuggish guy, who just got out of prison recently, having served two years. He insists that he and his brother are a team. He leans toward being a JerkAss. He has no problem with murder, and is prone to getting violent, even with his brother on occasion. But usually when he sees he has really scared, or upset his brother, he calms down and apologizes.
* On ''Series/{{Justified}}'' crime tends to be a family affair so there are multiple groups of criminal siblings
** The Bennett brothers Doyle, Dickie and Coover help their mother run her marijuana business and act as her primary mooks in other criminal enterprises. Dickie and Coover occasionally pair up to commit crimes on their own.
** Boyd and Bowman Crowder follow in the footstep of their arch-criminal father Bo though their run their own independent criminal enterprises rather than teaming up. Bowman is killed before the start of the series so Boyd later teams up with his cousin Johny.
** The head of the Miami drug cartel likes to use two siblings, his own niece and nephew, to represent him for important deals.
* On ''Series/BreakingBad'' The Cousins are two twin brothers who work as hitmen for a Mexican drug cartel. Their cousin Tuco is a major drug dealer in Albuquerque.
* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'':
** In "The Deductionist" [[spoiler: Patricia Ennis was in on her brother Martin's plan to get back at Kathryn Drummond. She poisoned her liver so Martin could escape when donating his, and then tried to kill Drummond with a pair of scissors]].
** In "Dead Man's Switch" [[spoiler:Anthony Pistone killed Charles Augustus Milverton, so he and his brother could take over the blackmail business]].
* ''Series/{{Altered Carbon}}'' gives us secondary villain Dimitri Kadmin, also known as [[http://altered-carbon.wikia.com/wiki/Dimi_2 Dimi the Twin]], who is his own brother. [[spoiler: Not exactly a clone, Dimi uses the series' gimmick of creating a digital copy of his mind and personality to create illegal copies of himself in multiple bodies, known as double-sleeving. Though technically the same person, the copies consider themselves to be brothers.]] Series protagonist Takeshi Kovacs uses the same technique at one point, but doesn't consider his double to be a brother.

* The fourth ''Literature/KittyNorville'' book contains a very nasty case of this. The sister is[[spoiler: a skinwalker, a practicioner of one of the most evil kinds of magic. She killed one of her sisters to get the power. Her twin brother is a werewolf; she became a skinwalker essentially to keep him company when he turned wolf, with none of the drawbacks of lycanthropy.]] Both are muderous and out of control.
* Dave and Banjo Lilywhite in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''
* In the second ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' book, the pirate queen Pauha and her chief mage Enahar are sister and brother.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The [[CreepyTwins Ashford Twins]] from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica''--sister Alexia is the BigBad of the game while brother Alfred is her devoted [[TheDragon Dragon]].
* Eventually subverted by Carlito and Isabela Keyes in ''VideoGame/DeadRising''. The two originally cooperate in a plan mostly Carlito's to turn all of America into zombies in vengeance for their DoomedHometown. [[spoiler: [[OnlySaneMan Isabela]] was actually conflicted about the whole thing and goes through a HeelFaceTurn shortly after meeting Frank. She tries to confront Carlito and tell him to stop the operation only to get a bullet in her shoulder for her trouble, and spends the rest of the game trying to do the next best thing by aiding Frank]].
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' has [[spoiler: Dahlia and Iris, although Iris was only trying to help her sister.]]
* Gol and Maia Acheron, the original ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'''s BigBadDuumvirate.
* The Mendez Brothers in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories''.
* The Go-Rock Quads in ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'', each with signature bent-to-my-will Pokemon and matching musical instruments.
* Packie, Derrick and Gerry [=McReary=] from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' are a non-antagonistic version.
** Knowing that their father used to be the gang leader and that their mother has a criminal record, too, qualifies the [=McRearys=] as TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether. The only person in the family without a criminal record is Kate and Francis(Though he is a corrupt cop).
* ''VideoGame/{{Wick}}'' features the Weaver children, a family of ghost children who work to murder the player over the course of six hours.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Ashlynn Harris and her half-brother Jake Myers from Literature/StrangeLittleBand fit this trope more than that of the SiblingTeam inspite of being protagonists. For example one of their escapades is non-consensual experiments on humans with recreated alien technology. Once their parents get over their personal issues the entire family becomes TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether.
* Icee and Flare from WebOriginal/WaitingForAMiracle.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Hyena and Jackal in the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.
* [[CreepyTwins Tomax and Xamot]] from ''GIJoe''.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' has the Tommy and Tuppence, aka the Terror Twins, and another set of twins, Mammoth and Shimmer.
* Who can forget the Beagle Boys from Disney's ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''?
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has the [[EvilKnockoff Rowdyruff]] [[SpearCounterpart Boys]]: Brick, Boomer and Butch.
* The Wu Sisters in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''.
* Small-time tech thieves, Evan and Myles of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots''.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Frank and Jesse James
* The James-Younger Gang had several sets of siblings
** Cole, Jim, John, and Bob Younger and their Brother-in-Law Bill Chadwell AKA Bill Stiles
** Robert and Charles Ford (Joined the James Gang after the Younger Brothers were arrested and Bill Stiles killed at the Northfield Bank Robbery)
** William (Bud) and Thomas McDaniels (Thomas did join after Bud was killed)
* A heroic version of this Trope were Hans and Sophie Scholl, members of the anti-Nazi [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rose White Rose]] resistance movement in Germany who printed pamphlets denouncing the ongoing Holocaust.
* The Krays, [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099951/ subjects of a movie by the name,]] twin London gangsters famous in the 60's.
** The Richardson Brothers ran the other half of London and there were frequent turf wars.
* The Dougherty family--Ryan, Lee and half brother Dylan were wanted for an alleged bank robbery in Georgia and the attempted murder of a Florida police officer.
* The main strength of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loomis_Gang Loomis Gang]] was the sons… and some daughters… of the family patriarch and matriarch, who were both reputedly criminals themselves.