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* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Helga cannot stand her older sister Olga. This is inverted, however, as Helga doesn't see her as much of a disappointment, just a nuisance because she's jealous of Olga.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Helga cannot stand her older sister Olga. This is inverted, however, as Rather than looking down on her, Helga doesn't see sees her as much of a disappointment, just a nuisance because she's jealous of Olga.her big sister's accomplishments and parental attention.


According to family dynamics, the oldest sibling is usually supposed to be the next one down in authority from the parents. In a [[ParentalAbandonment worst case scenario]], this sibling might have to [[PromotionToParent step into the parent's shoes]]. Thus, [[BigBrotherMentor he]] or [[CoolBigSis she]] is often expected to serve as a role model and [[BigBrotherInstinct look out for the welfare of the younger siblings.]] Yet, there are times when the older sibling [[FeetOfClay proves unable to fulfill these tasks]], leading to the younger siblings completely losing respect in him or her. This can happen for a number of reasons. The oldest sibling could be [[BigBrotherBully an emotionally and physically abusive]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]] who regularly tyrannizes the younger brothers and sisters. Other times, it's because the older sibling is [[TheDitz dull-witted]], [[ChildishOlderSibling immature]], [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling irresponsible]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]], [[WeakWilled weak-willed]], [[ExtremeDoormat a doormat]], ineffectual, or the BlackSheep of the family. Whatever the cause, one result is the older sibling's attempts to exert authority will be ignored by the others. Another result is sometimes the older sibling's spot on the family leadership chain will be supplanted by a younger sibling (who, in some cases, [[InvertedTrope will bully and humiliate the older sibling]] just to show him who's boss). If things really get out of hand, a [[CainAndAbel Cain and Abel]] scenario can occur.

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According to family dynamics, the oldest sibling is usually supposed to be the next one down in authority from the parents. In a [[ParentalAbandonment worst case scenario]], this sibling might have to [[PromotionToParent step into the parent's shoes]]. Thus, [[BigBrotherMentor he]] or [[CoolBigSis she]] is often expected to serve as a role model and [[BigBrotherInstinct look out for the welfare of the younger siblings.]] Yet, there are times when the older sibling [[FeetOfClay proves unable to fulfill these tasks]], leading to the younger siblings completely losing respect in him or her. This can happen for a number of reasons. The oldest sibling could be [[BigBrotherBully an emotionally and physically abusive]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]] who regularly tyrannizes the younger brothers and sisters. Other times, it's because the older sibling is [[TheDitz dull-witted]], [[ChildishOlderSibling immature]], [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling [[ChildishOlderSibling irresponsible]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]], [[WeakWilled weak-willed]], [[ExtremeDoormat a doormat]], ineffectual, or the BlackSheep of the family.family. Sometimes this opinion is actually unjustified, and comes from things like the younger sibling having unreasonable expectations or blindly parroting [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent their parents dislike]]. Whatever the cause, one result is the older sibling's attempts to exert authority will be ignored by the others. Another result is sometimes the older sibling's spot on the family leadership chain will be supplanted by a younger sibling (who, in some cases, [[InvertedTrope will bully and humiliate the older sibling]] just to show him who's boss). If things really get out of hand, a [[CainAndAbel Cain and Abel]] scenario can occur.



Compare SpartanSibling, AloofBigBrother, and SiblingRivalry. Contrast with KnightTemplarBigBrother and BigBrotherWorship.

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Compare SpartanSibling, AloofBigBrother, ChildishOlderSibling, and SiblingRivalry. Contrast with KnightTemplarBigBrother and BigBrotherWorship.


* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has J.D.'s older brother, Dan, who was a cool guy in high school, but became an underpaid bartender and attic dweller while J.D. went on to become a doctor.

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* Arthur Shelby from ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' is a moderate example. He's the designated 'head of the family' after their deadbeat dad abandons them, but sadly he's not very smart, organised, or authoritative and while his siblings seem fond of him he doesn't really command anyone's respect. It's left to his cunning and ambitious younger brother Tommy to take charge and raise the family's fortunes, while Arthur's HairTriggerTemper and [[TheBrute fighting skils]] make him a useful menacing henchman but not much else. He chafes against Tommy's authority in early episodes but later accepts his place in the pecking order when Tommy's status as TheDon becomes irrefutable.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has J.D.'s older brother, Dan, who was a cool guy in high school, but became an underpaid bartender and attic dweller while J.D. went on to become a doctor. Subverted later when Dan gets his act together and J.D. is initially ''upset'' about it because he's gotten so used to defining himself as the "successful one" in comparison to his screw-up big brother.


* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', Jake is viewed as this by his family members due to his laziness and immaturity. This ignores the fact that his dragon responsibility is a major part of his life. This is deconstructed in an episode when Haley takes his place as the American dragon, and she sees how hard it really is. Then Haley gains more respect for her older brother.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', Jake is viewed as this by his family members sister due to his laziness and immaturity. This ignores the fact that his dragon responsibility is a major part of his life. This is deconstructed in an episode when Haley takes his place as the American dragon, and she sees how hard it really is. Then Haley gains more respect for her older brother.


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According to family dynamics, the oldest sibling is usually supposed to be the next one down in authority from the parents. In a [[ParentalAbandonment worst case scenario]], this sibling might have to [[PromotionToParent step into the parent's shoes]]. Thus, [[BigBrotherMentor he]] or [[CoolBigSis she]] is often expected to serve as a role model and [[BigBrotherInstinct look out for the welfare of the younger siblings.]] Yet, there are times when the older sibling [[FeetOfClay proves unable to fulfill these tasks]], leading to the younger siblings completely losing respect in him or her. This can happen for a number of reasons. The oldest sibling could be [[BigBrotherBully an emotionally and physically abusive]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]] who regularly tyrannizes the younger brothers and sisters. Other times, it's because the older sibling is [[TheDitz dull-witted]], [[{{Manchild}} immature]], [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling irresponsible]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]], [[WeakWilled weak-willed]], [[ExtremeDoormat a doormat]], ineffectual, or the BlackSheep of the family. Whatever the cause, one result is the older sibling's attempts to exert authority will be ignored by the others. Another result is sometimes the older sibling's spot on the family leadership chain will be supplanted by a younger sibling (who, in some cases, [[InvertedTrope will bully and humiliate the older sibling]] just to show him who's boss). If things really get out of hand, a [[CainAndAbel Cain and Abel]] scenario can occur.

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According to family dynamics, the oldest sibling is usually supposed to be the next one down in authority from the parents. In a [[ParentalAbandonment worst case scenario]], this sibling might have to [[PromotionToParent step into the parent's shoes]]. Thus, [[BigBrotherMentor he]] or [[CoolBigSis she]] is often expected to serve as a role model and [[BigBrotherInstinct look out for the welfare of the younger siblings.]] Yet, there are times when the older sibling [[FeetOfClay proves unable to fulfill these tasks]], leading to the younger siblings completely losing respect in him or her. This can happen for a number of reasons. The oldest sibling could be [[BigBrotherBully an emotionally and physically abusive]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]] who regularly tyrannizes the younger brothers and sisters. Other times, it's because the older sibling is [[TheDitz dull-witted]], [[{{Manchild}} [[ChildishOlderSibling immature]], [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling irresponsible]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]], [[WeakWilled weak-willed]], [[ExtremeDoormat a doormat]], ineffectual, or the BlackSheep of the family. Whatever the cause, one result is the older sibling's attempts to exert authority will be ignored by the others. Another result is sometimes the older sibling's spot on the family leadership chain will be supplanted by a younger sibling (who, in some cases, [[InvertedTrope will bully and humiliate the older sibling]] just to show him who's boss). If things really get out of hand, a [[CainAndAbel Cain and Abel]] scenario can occur.

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* In ''Manga/BlackClover,'' Finral's comparably less impressive magic got him disowned by his father and WickedStepmother, while his younger half-brother Langris fulfills the "little brother bully" version of this trope. However, much of Langris' hatred actually stems from the fact that, outside of the family, people somehow prefer the "weaker" Finral for, you know, being a decent person. Finral, meanwhile, is the one who considers himself a failure as a brother, feeling that he should have stopped Langris' [[GreenEyedMonster descent into murderous jealousy]].


* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa Simpson sees her older brother, Bart, as an immature and poorly behaved underachiever. Marge and Homer agree and even put her in charge of babysitting him one evening (which, unsurprisingly, does not go well).

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa Simpson sees her older brother, Bart, as an immature and poorly behaved underachiever.underachiever, not help by the constant pranks he pulls on her. Marge and Homer agree and even put her in charge of babysitting him one evening (which, unsurprisingly, does not go well).

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* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'': Tori's older sister Trina is vain, egotistical, and is delusional about her level of talent. In one episode, Tori admits she can't spend extended periods of time with her. Their parents also seem to [[TheUnfavorite feel the same way]] towards Trina.


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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': Hayley is seen this way due to her rebellious nature and [[SoapboxSadie her extreme liberalism]]. It doesn't help that she shamelessly mooches off her parents and has no intention of ever supporting herself. In an episode where Hayley offers to babysit Steve after his regular babysitter is injured, her parents are initially reluctant to leave her in charge.


* Similarly, [[Anime/OjamajoDoremi Doremi Harukaze]] is almost never respected by her kindergarten-age little sister Pop for most of the first two seasons. Once Pop admits part of the reason was due to not getting piano lessons from their mom, she starts to respect her big sister and eventually admits she looks up to Doremi.
* Subverted in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' with Paul's attitude towards his older brother, Reggie. Paul respects Reggie enough to leave his Pokémon with the latter. However, Paul sees Reggie’s "kindness to his Pokemon" part of his training style as a disappointment.

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* Similarly, [[Anime/OjamajoDoremi Doremi Harukaze]] Harukaze of ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' is almost never respected by her kindergarten-age little sister Pop for most of the first two seasons. Once Pop admits part of the reason was due to not getting piano lessons from their mom, she starts to respect her big sister and eventually admits she looks up to Doremi.
* Subverted in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' with Paul's attitude towards his older brother, Reggie. Paul respects Reggie enough to leave his Pokémon with the latter. However, Paul sees Reggie’s "kindness to his Pokemon" part of his training style as a disappointment.disappointment. However, Paul respects Reggie enough to leave his Pokémon with the latter.


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* Similarly, [[Anime/OjamajoDoremi Doremi Harukaze]] is almost never respected by her kindergarten-age little sister Pop for most of the first two seasons. Once Pop admits part of the reason was due to not getting piano lessons from their mom, she starts to respect her big sister and eventually admits she looks up to Doremi.



* Similarly, [[Anime/OjamajoDoremi Doremi Harukaze]] is almost never respected by her kindergarten-age little sister Pop for most of the first two seasons. Once Pop admits part of the reason was due to not getting piano lessons from their mom, she starts to respect her big sister and eventually admits she looks up to Doremi.



* In the early seasons of ''Series/PartyOfFive'', a recurring plot was oldest brother Charlie promising to do something for one of his siblings only to forget or be distracted by his own personal wants or needs. It's understandable as Charlie is in his early 20s and responsible for his four minor siblings, but it often leads to a disappointed younger sibling who was really counting on him only to be let down.



* In the early seasons of ''Series/PartyOfFive'', a recurring plot was oldest brother Charlie promising to do something for one of his siblings only to forget or be distracted by his own personal wants or needs. It's understandable as Charlie is in his early 20s and responsible for his four minor siblings, but it often leads to a disappointed younger sibling who was really counting on him only to be let down.



* In ''VideoGame/EnsembleStars'', Ritsu used to highly admire his older brother Rei, but became disillusioned after he travelled overseas to study, leaving Ritsu behind. Rei continually tries to win him back by doting on him but Ritsu resists.



* In ''VideoGame/EnsembleStars'', Ritsu used to highly admire his older brother Rei, but became disillusioned after he travelled overseas to study, leaving Ritsu behind. Rei continually tries to win him back by doting on him but Ritsu resists.


* ''Series/{{Succession}}'' centers on the power struggles of a media tycoon's four adult children. The oldest, Connor, is a CloudCuckooLander who is so dimwitted, weird and useless that a lot of people forget he factors into the family at all, and the eldest child / heir apparent responsibilities have thus been passed onto Logan's second son, Kendall.

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* ''Series/{{Succession}}'' centers on the power struggles of a media tycoon's four adult children. The oldest, Connor, is a CloudCuckooLander who is so dimwitted, weird and useless that a lot of people forget he factors into the family at all, and the eldest child / heir apparent responsibilities have thus been passed onto Logan's second the second-oldest son, Kendall.

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* ''Series/{{Succession}}'' centers on the power struggles of a media tycoon's four adult children. The oldest, Connor, is a CloudCuckooLander who is so dimwitted, weird and useless that a lot of people forget he factors into the family at all, and the eldest child / heir apparent responsibilities have thus been passed onto Logan's second son, Kendall.

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* ''Fanfic/OneDayAtATime'': PlayedForLaughs in the case of Damian Wayne and Tim Drake. Due to Tim being completely overwhelmed by Jason Todd's return, he's unable to to speak coherently to anyone for a while, leading Damian to believe he's an idiot.


** Zig-Zagged with Caleb, Hans' oldest brother in ''Literature/AFrozenHeart''. He's seen as the best out of the 13 sons while Hans is the youngest and treated like he's the disappointment rather than Caleb. On the other hand, Hans and Lars see him as irresponsible ManChild due to how spoiled has despite him being the favorite child.

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** Zig-Zagged with Caleb, Hans' oldest brother in ''Literature/AFrozenHeart''. He's seen as the best out of the 13 sons while Hans is the youngest and treated like he's the disappointment rather than Caleb. On the other hand, Hans and Lars see him as irresponsible ManChild due to how spoiled has despite him he's become due to being the favorite child.

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