Playing With: Annoying Younger Sibling

Basic Trope: A character's younger sibling is annoying
  • Straight: Alice's little brother, Bob, steals all her toys, reads through her diary, and embarasses her in front of her boyfriends and friends.
  • Exaggerated: Alice's little brother is pure evil, playing cruel pranks, destroying Alice's property, getting her in trouble with their parents for crimes she did not commit, and harming all of Alice's closest friends.
  • Downplayed: Alice's little brother teases Alice at times, but get along most of the time.
  • Justified: Tormenting Alice is Bob's way of being a part in her life.
  • Inverted: Big Brother Bully.
  • Subverted: Bob acts annoying towards Alice, but it turns out, she finds Bob's antics amusing and not the least bit annoying.
  • Double Subverted: Until Bob goes a little too far.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: Each moment of Bob's antics ranges differently from being well-intended to outright annoying.
  • Averted: Bob and Alice get along great and don't annoy each other at all.
  • Enforced: "Bob is Alice's little brother. Fans will expect him to be obnoxious."
  • Lampshaded: "Do you really have to bug me all the time just because I was born before you?"
  • Invoked: Bob only acts annoying because he knows its his role as Alice's younger brother.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob acts mature and respectful to Alice, because he believes it's common manners to be polite to your older siblings.
  • Discussed: "Bob, you are so annoying!"
  • Conversed: "I'm glad I don't have a brother like Bob."

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