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* ''Literature/TheForsyteSaga'': Young Jolyon is a rebellious artist with a liberal political mindset, who loves to defy the rules of the high society and the traditions of the Forsyte family. But his cousin Soames is an uptight solicitor with a conservative political mindset, who believes that being rich and respectable is the key to both success and happiness. Of course, things become even ''worse'' between them after Soames's wife starts an affair with Jolyon. But they didn't like each other before that happened either.




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\n* Superman and Supergirl in ''WebAnimation/DCSuperHeroGirls'' are cousins with a rivalry.


* Chapter 98 of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' reveals that this is the case with Kaguya and [[spoiler:Maki]], with the latter being the only character in the series who is outright rude to Kaguya. Flashbacks show that this was actually invoked by the latter's father, as the two sides of the family have been hostile to one another for decades, [[spoiler:though that same chapter has the two of them put aside their differences and [[ItMakesSenseInContext and bond over a porn DVD]].]]

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* Chapter 98 of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' reveals that this is the case with Kaguya and [[spoiler:Maki]], with the latter being the only character in the series who is outright rude to Kaguya. Flashbacks in chapter 168 show that this was actually invoked by the latter's father, as the two sides of the family have been hostile to one another for decades, [[spoiler:though that same chapter has the two of them put aside their differences and [[ItMakesSenseInContext and bond over a porn DVD]].]]


* Chapter 98 of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' reveals that this is the case with Kaguya and [[spoiler:Maki]], with the latter being the only character in the series who is outright rude to Kaguya. Part of this is due to the whole main/branch family dynamic, but it's mostly because they're TooMuchAlike.

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* Chapter 98 of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' reveals that this is the case with Kaguya and [[spoiler:Maki]], with the latter being the only character in the series who is outright rude to Kaguya. Part of Flashbacks show that this is due to was actually invoked by the whole main/branch latter's father, as the two sides of the family dynamic, but it's mostly because they're TooMuchAlike.have been hostile to one another for decades, [[spoiler:though that same chapter has the two of them put aside their differences and [[ItMakesSenseInContext and bond over a porn DVD]].]]


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* ''Fanfic/EverythingChangesMilkywayScribbles'' depicts Ash and Gary as cousins. The two are [[TheRival rivals]] due to their similar ages and personalities. They clash a lot and Gary often [[TheBully bullies]] Ash.
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* This is implied in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''. Nuka and Vitani are two lions raised in the Outlands after being banished from the Pridelands as young cubs. Their parentage is never confirmed, but it's implied that they're Scar's children (thus making them Kiara's first cousins once removed). Kovu is explicitly adopted by Scar (and likely Zira as well). The Outlanders are enemies of the Pridelanders [[spoiler:until undergoing a group-wide HeelFaceTurn near the end]].

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* This is implied in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''. Nuka and Vitani are two lions raised in the Outlands after being banished from the Pridelands as young cubs. Their parentage is never confirmed, but it's implied that they're Scar's children (thus making them Kiara's first cousins once removed). Kovu is explicitly adopted by Scar (and likely possibly by Zira as well). The Outlanders are enemies of the Pridelanders [[spoiler:until undergoing a group-wide HeelFaceTurn near the end]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Babs Seed is a bully to her cousin Apple Bloom. However, Babs later has a HeelFaceTurn and the two become friends.



* This is implied in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''. Nuka and Vitani are two lions raised in the Outlands after being banished from the Pridelands as young cubs. Their parentage is never confirmed, but it's implied they're Scar's children (thus making them Kiara's first cousins once removed). Kovu is explictly adopted by Scar (and likely Zira as well). The Outlanders are enemies of the Pridelanders [[spoiler:until undergoing a group wide HeelFaceTurn near the end]].

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* This is implied in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''. Nuka and Vitani are two lions raised in the Outlands after being banished from the Pridelands as young cubs. Their parentage is never confirmed, but it's implied that they're Scar's children (thus making them Kiara's first cousins once removed). Kovu is explictly explicitly adopted by Scar (and likely Zira as well). The Outlanders are enemies of the Pridelanders [[spoiler:until undergoing a group wide group-wide HeelFaceTurn near the end]].



* Inverted in the ''[[Literature/{{Fudge}} Fudge-a-Mania]]'', when Peter and his rival Sheila become cousins due to [[DecemberDecemberRomance their grandparents getting married]].

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* Inverted in the ''[[Literature/{{Fudge}} Fudge-a-Mania]]'', when Peter and his rival Sheila become cousins (step)cousins due to [[DecemberDecemberRomance their grandparents getting married]].his grandmother marrying her grandfather]].



** Harry was reluctantly taken in by his aunt Petunia's family as a baby after his parents died. They spoiled their son Dudley, who used Harry as his favorite punching bag (oddly enough, Dudley never manifests any jealousy towards his cousin's magical ability they way Petunia envied her sister Lily). After Harry saves Dudley from a Dementor attack, he Dudley starts becoming a slightly less repugnant human being, actually showing concern for Harry's safety before they part, and later sending Harry some of his childhood items after Petunia dies.

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** Harry was reluctantly taken in by his aunt Petunia's family as a baby after his parents died. They spoiled their son Dudley, who used Harry as his favorite punching bag (oddly enough, bag; Dudley never manifests any jealousy towards his cousin's magical ability they way Petunia envied her sister Lily). Lily, perhaps because of his father having drilled it into him all his life that Harry is "abnormal." After Harry saves Dudley from a Dementor attack, he Dudley starts becoming a slightly less repugnant human being, actually showing concern for Harry's safety before they part, and later sending Harry some of his childhood items after Petunia dies.dies. WordOfGod says that as adults, they sometimes get their children together for playdates.



** PlayedWith for Nymphadora Tonks and Draco Malfoy, who are first cousins[[note]]Draco's aforementioned mother, Narcissa Malfoy, was the sister of Tonks' mother Andromeda[[/note]] and fight on different sides of the Wizarding War (The Order for Tonks, the Death Eaters ([[spoiler:at least, initially]]) for Draco). However, the two never truly interact on-screen, let alone fight each other. In fact, Tonks makes an offhand remark about Draco, calling him "the Malfoy family".

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** PlayedWith for Nymphadora Tonks and Draco Malfoy, who are first cousins[[note]]Draco's aforementioned mother, Narcissa Malfoy, was the sister of Tonks' mother Andromeda[[/note]] and fight on different sides of the Wizarding War (The Order for Tonks, the Death Eaters ([[spoiler:at least, initially]]) for Draco). However, the two are never truly interact on-screen, shown interacting face to face, let alone fight fighting each other. In fact, Tonks makes an offhand remark about Draco, calling him "the Malfoy family".



* On ''Series/{{Justified}}'' Boyd and Johnny Crowder are cousins in a family of criminals. They are initially on very good terms but then Boyd's HeelFaithTurn results in Johnny being crippled and Johnny grows to hate Boyd. They seem to reconcile for a while but Johnny was simply waiting for a good opportunity to backstab Boyd. The cousins become biter rivals and much blood is spilled before [[spoiler: Johnny is killed.]]

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* On ''Series/{{Justified}}'' Boyd and Johnny Crowder are cousins in a family of criminals. They are initially on very good terms terms, but then Boyd's HeelFaithTurn results in Johnny being crippled and Johnny grows to hate Boyd. They seem to reconcile for a while but Johnny was simply waiting for a good opportunity to backstab Boyd. The cousins become biter rivals and much blood is spilled before [[spoiler: Johnny is killed.]]



* ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings 2'': As patrilinear cousins are close enough related to inherit a claim on each others titles, this is a common sight. Furthermore, if they are in each others line of succession they will gain a casus belli to take their cousins titles, meaning that they will often try to dethrone one another.

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* ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings 2'': As patrilinear cousins are close enough related to inherit a claim on each others titles, this is a common sight. Furthermore, if they are in each others line of succession succession, they will gain a casus belli ''casus belli'' to take their cousins cousin's titles, meaning that they will often try to dethrone one another.



* Celene and Gaspard in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' ended up this way after Celene essentially stole the Orlesian throne from him via political maneuvering. Eventually Gaspard gets fed up with his cousin's very different way of handling things and it erupts into civil war. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by an [[HeroicBastard illegitimate nobleman]] who remarks that when he quarrels with his cousin, some wine gets spilled and maybe someone loses a tooth. When the empress quarrels with her cousin, the country gets torn apart and thousands of people die.

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' has a few examples.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', the ''Exiled Prince'' DLC brings this into existence for the city-state of Starkhaven, which is ruled by the Vael family. It's eventually revealed that a friend of the ruling Prince and Princess had them, as well as their children and grandchildren (with one exception); she then propped up their idiot nephew as the new Prince, all so that she could marry him to her own daughter and become more powerful. The lone exception to the slaughter was youngest son Sebastian, a priest, who recruits PlayerCharacter Hawke to help him get to the bottom of things and eventually take what is now his throne back from his cousin.
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Celene and Grand Duke Gaspard in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' ended up this way after Celene essentially stole the Orlesian throne from him via political maneuvering. Eventually Gaspard gets fed up with his cousin's very different way of handling things and it erupts into civil war. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by an [[HeroicBastard illegitimate nobleman]] who remarks that when he quarrels with his cousin, some wine gets spilled and maybe someone loses a tooth. When the empress quarrels with her cousin, the country gets torn apart and thousands of people die.



* [[spoiler:Lily]] and [[spoiler:Shizune]] from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' are revealed in both of their arcs to be cousins. They get along poorly due to their contrasting personalities. It doesn't help that they can't communicate well due to [[spoiler:Shizune being deaf and Lilly being blind]].

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* [[spoiler:Lily]] and [[spoiler:Shizune]] from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' are revealed in both of their arcs to be cousins. They get along poorly due to their contrasting personalities. It doesn't help that they can't communicate well due to [[spoiler:Shizune being deaf and Lilly Lily being blind]].



** Tarvek is also the victim of constant abuse from his cousin Violetta who spent years thinking he'd gotten her [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to Mechanicsburg]] in an attempt to upend her carer. Even after learning that he did it to save her life, she still finds him incredibly annoying. Violetta also detests Martellus for what he's done to Agatha and spends time undermining his plans.

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** Tarvek is also the victim of constant abuse from his cousin Violetta Violetta, who spent years thinking he'd gotten her [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to Mechanicsburg]] in an attempt to upend her carer. Even after learning that he did it to save her life, she still finds him incredibly annoying. Violetta also detests Martellus for what he's done to Agatha and spends time undermining his plans.



* The Delightful Children from Down The Lane in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' are villains and Numbuh 1's adopted cousins, though the latter point is never actually discussed in-series.

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* The Delightful Children from Down The Lane in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' are villains and Numbuh 1's adopted cousins, though the latter point is never actually discussed in-series. (It's only very late in the series that it's revealed that their fathers are brothers.)



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', one-year-old Tommy Pickles has an antagonistic relationship with his three-year-old cousin, Angelica, who regularly calls him and his friends "Dumb babies" and bosses them around.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', one-year-old Tommy Pickles has an antagonistic relationship with his three-year-old cousin, Angelica, who regularly calls him and his friends "Dumb "dumb babies" and bosses them around.



* Early on in ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'', Chancellor Esteban seems like an antagonist in the making towards his cousin, Princess Elena, and everyone just puts up with his {{jerkass}}ery because he's family and is a vital figure in keeping the kingdom running. It eventually turns out that this only goes as far as JerkWithAHeartOfGold, he deeply cares about his family, and if anything, his relationship with Elena is more LikeBrotherAndSister. Thanks to CharacterDevelopment, he goes from deliberately trying to undermine Elena who he sees as irresponsible to trusting her judgement.

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* Early on in ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'', Chancellor Esteban seems like an antagonist in the making towards his cousin, Princess Elena, and everyone just puts up with his {{jerkass}}ery because he's family and is a vital figure in keeping the kingdom running. It eventually turns out that this only goes as far as JerkWithAHeartOfGold, JerkWithAHeartOfGold; he deeply cares about his family, and if anything, his relationship with Elena is more LikeBrotherAndSister. Thanks to CharacterDevelopment, he goes from deliberately trying to undermine Elena who (whom he sees as irresponsible irresponsible) to trusting her judgement.


* When introduced Neji from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has a beef with his cousin Hinata for being the daughter (and thus, heir) of the main Hyuuga branch (while Neji is in the branch family but is generally stronger than Hinata). He softens after Naruto beats him in the Tournament Arc, though. They eventually become close friends [[spoiler:and Neji undergoes a HeroicSacrifice for Hinata]].

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* When introduced Neji from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has a beef with his cousin Hinata for being the daughter (and thus, heir) of the main Hyuuga Hyuga branch (while Neji is in the branch family but is generally stronger than Hinata). He softens after Naruto beats him in the Tournament Arc, though. They eventually become close friends [[spoiler:and Neji undergoes a HeroicSacrifice for Hinata]].

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* Early on in ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'', Chancellor Esteban seems like an antagonist in the making towards his cousin, Princess Elena, and everyone just puts up with his {{jerkass}}ery because he's family and is a vital figure in keeping the kingdom running. It eventually turns out that this only goes as far as JerkWithAHeartOfGold, he deeply cares about his family, and if anything, his relationship with Elena is more LikeBrotherAndSister. Thanks to CharacterDevelopment, he goes from deliberately trying to undermine Elena who he sees as irresponsible to trusting her judgement.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'', Caprice enjoys bullying her adopted cousin Cordless. She fooled him into dropping his video game portable, injected him with a huge syringe by surprise, and ''pushed him out a window to have him fall'' to his adoptive mother's car. In one phone call between the cousins, Caprice hears that he will get revenge.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'', Caprice enjoys bullying her adopted cousin Cordless. She Cordless, even though she usually respects him in "Acne Dents Happen". Despite protecting him from her harassing family due to his radioactive powers in this episode, she tries to treat him by leaving him inside a refrigerator. In other episodes, she fooled him into dropping his video game portable, injected him with a huge syringe by surprise, and ''pushed and ''pushed him out a window to have him fall'' window'' to his adoptive mother's car. In one phone call between the cousins, Caprice hears that he will get revenge.


* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'': In a first season episode called "Dissin' Cousins," the show's TitleCharacter is revealed to have a rich and beautiful (but also mean and snobby) cousin named Andrea who lives in Europe and gets to travel to all kinds of exotic places all over the world--Raven's friend, Eddie, also has this huge crush on Andrea. In the end, Raven and Andrea manage to patch things up when their relationship turns out to be a case of MutualEnvy--Andrea explains to Raven that even though she has the chance to live in Europe and travel to all kinds of exotic places, she hates having to move around so much and how Raven ultimately got to a have a much more "normal" life (it's unknown if Andrea knows about Raven's psychic abilities).

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* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'': In a first season episode called "Dissin' Cousins," the show's TitleCharacter is revealed to have a rich and beautiful (but also mean and snobby) cousin named Andrea who lives in Europe and gets to travel to all kinds of exotic places all over the world--Raven's friend, Eddie, also has this huge crush on Andrea. In the end, Raven and Andrea manage to patch things up when their relationship turns out to be a case of MutualEnvy--Andrea explains to Raven that even though she has the chance to live in Europe and travel to all kinds of exotic places, she hates having to move around so much and how Raven ultimately got to a have a has always been secretly envious of Raven's much more "normal" life (it's unknown if Andrea knows about Raven's psychic abilities).PsychicPowers).


** In ''Order of the Phoenix'', it is established that this was the dynamic that Sirius Black had with his cousins Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy. [[Spoiler:In fact, the former kills him in the climax of that book]].

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** In ''Order of the Phoenix'', it is established that this was the dynamic that Sirius Black had with his cousins Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy. [[Spoiler:In [[spoiler:In fact, the former kills him in the climax of that book]].


Compare to SiblingRivalry and in extreme cases CainAndAbel. Can often overlap with (or lead to) PrincelingRivalry and FeudingFamilies.

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Compare to SiblingRivalry and in extreme cases CainAndAbel. Can often overlap with (or lead to) PrincelingRivalry and FeudingFamilies.


Compare to SiblingRivalry and in extreme cases CainAndAbel. Can often overlap with (or lead to) FeudingFamilies.

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Compare to SiblingRivalry and in extreme cases CainAndAbel. Can often overlap with (or lead to) PrincelingRivalry and FeudingFamilies.


* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Harry was reluctantly taken in by his aunt Petunia's family as a baby after his parents died. They spoiled their son Dudley, who used Harry as his favorite punching bag (oddly enough, Dudley never manifests any jealousy towards his cousin's magical ability they way Petunia envied her sister Lily). After Harry saves Dudley from a Dementor attack, he Dudley starts becoming a slightly less repugnant human being, actually showing concern for Harry's safety before they part, and later sending Harry some of his childhood items after Petunia dies.

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Harry was reluctantly taken in by his aunt Petunia's family as a baby after his parents died. They spoiled their son Dudley, who used Harry as his favorite punching bag (oddly enough, Dudley never manifests any jealousy towards his cousin's magical ability they way Petunia envied her sister Lily). After Harry saves Dudley from a Dementor attack, he Dudley starts becoming a slightly less repugnant human being, actually showing concern for Harry's safety before they part, and later sending Harry some of his childhood items after Petunia dies.dies.
** In ''Order of the Phoenix'', it is established that this was the dynamic that Sirius Black had with his cousins Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy. [[Spoiler:In fact, the former kills him in the climax of that book]].
** PlayedWith for Nymphadora Tonks and Draco Malfoy, who are first cousins[[note]]Draco's aforementioned mother, Narcissa Malfoy, was the sister of Tonks' mother Andromeda[[/note]] and fight on different sides of the Wizarding War (The Order for Tonks, the Death Eaters ([[spoiler:at least, initially]]) for Draco). However, the two never truly interact on-screen, let alone fight each other. In fact, Tonks makes an offhand remark about Draco, calling him "the Malfoy family".

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