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Prfnoff
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10:00:01 PM Nov 6th 2012
edited by Prfnoff
I threw in some examples from a YKTTW that seemed like a rather too specific variation of this. This was its description:

So you've got two brothers, a kind-hearted and heroic "Abel" and a darker, more villainous "Cain." There's a good chance that any flashback to their childhood will involve them going hunting.

The two brothers will be dragged out onto a hunting trip, usually by their father who will be portrayed as a Jerkass if not outright abusive. They'll get an animal in their sights and the father will order Abel to kill the animal. However, Abel will be too compassionate to deliver the killing shot. However, Cain will kill the animal without hesitation, highlighting the contrast in their personalities.

Sometimes, Cain killing the animal will be presented as a Pet the Dog moment. By sparing Abel the task of killing the animal, Cain will show that he still has some love for his brother.

Holland
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05:13:52 AM Jan 11th 2012
edited by Holland
Isn't the part about fixing cars a bit dated? It's not like any non-specialist can meaningfully fix a modern car anymore...
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