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* Ocean Master/Orm was indeed this trope in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics, where he grew up as ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'s non-superpowered half-brother and tried competing at things like ''swimming'' but he's had a different backstory since the first big CrisisCrossover ReBoot.

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* Ocean Master/Orm was indeed this trope in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics, where he grew up as ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'s non-superpowered half-brother and tried competing at things like ''swimming'' but he's had a different backstory since the first big CrisisCrossover ReBoot.[[ContinuityReboot reboot]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': The motivation for Catra's VillainousBreakdown in the third season is her out-of-control envy of Adora, with the incident that set it off being Shadow Weaver's defection to the Rebellion, which she sees as Shadow Weaver choosing Adora over her again. [[spoiler:It gets to the point where she tries to destroy the world because she refuses to let Adora get another win in the form of ''saving it''.]]


Sometimes, the hero's many [[InformedAbility strengths]] and [[InstantExpert talents]] will inspire due awe and respect... ''and envy''. No matter how amazing and [[FriendToAllLivingThings lovable]] the protagonist is, these traits will invariably manage to rub someone the wrong way, sometimes prompting people into doing [[KickTheDog horrible]] [[MoralEventHorizon things]] just to get the hero out of their sight.

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Sometimes, the hero's many [[InformedAbility strengths]] and [[InstantExpert talents]] will inspire due awe and respect... ''and envy''. No matter how amazing and [[FriendToAllLivingThings lovable]] the protagonist is, these traits will invariably manage to rub someone ''somebody'' the wrong way, sometimes prompting people into doing [[KickTheDog horrible]] [[MoralEventHorizon things]] just to get the hero out of their sight.

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* This is the motivation of some of the Garleans in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' -- there's Nero tol Scaeva, for instance, who is pissed off that Cid Garlond and his dad got the attention he struggled so hard for. Similarly, Livia sas Junius' hatred for the Warrior of Light is motivated in no small part because Gaius is giving them all his attention. Nero eventually grows out of it for the most part, but there's still a slight undertone of envy in his every move.

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* Dominus Ghaul from ''VideoGame/Destiny2''. For all his talk of conquest and leading [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Cabal]] into a brighter future, his ''real'' motivation for laying siege to the City and waging war against the Guardians is a mixture of jealousy and insecurity. Heís canít understand or accept that [[CrystalDragonJesus the Traveler]] chose the PunyHumans as itís [[TheChosenMany champions]], while he was ignored despite being one of the mightiest warriors in the universe. The crippling blow to his ego has left him [[WellDoneSonGuy obsessed with gaining the Travelerís attention and proving to it that heís not weak or a failure]], even if he has to kill millions to do it.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has one in the episode "Homer's Enemy" with Frank Grimes, who is envious of Homer Simpson. He's gotten angrier at the fact that despite Homer's stupidity and laziness, Homer met several presidents, won a Grammy, and met famous celebrities just to name a few while Frank [[SelfMadeMan has to work]] from scratch. Even though Homer tries to please Frank, the latter was driven an deeper hatred and jealousy before being unceremoniously dying.

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** Hell, the girls even spell it out for her at the end of her debut episode why they won't let her be a Powerpuff Girl: It has nothing to do with her lack of powers, it's because she's a spoiled brat who's only interested in being one because of the status attached to it, and has no interest in helping others which she could easily do with her resources. Naturally, it just goes in one ear and out the other on her.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has one in the episode "Homer's Enemy" with Frank Grimes, who is envious of Homer Simpson. He's gotten angrier at the fact that despite Homer's stupidity and laziness, Homer met several presidents, won a Grammy, and met famous celebrities just to name a few while Frank [[SelfMadeMan has to work]] from scratch. Even though scratch and still seems to get nowhere in life. Homer actually tries to please Frank, the latter was befriend Grimes, but he's just driven an deeper hatred further and jealousy before being unceremoniously dying.further into anger and resentment against Homer's unearned (in his view) good fortune compared to his own miserable life, and ends up accidentally killing himself after his plan to publically humiliate Homer fails and he snaps.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has one in the episode "Homer's Enemy" with Frank Grimes, who is envious of Homer Simpson. He's gotten angrier at the fact that despite Homer's stupidity and laziness, Homer met several presidents, won a Grammy, and met famous celebrities just to name a few while Frank [[SelfMadeMan has to work]] from scratch. Even though Homer tries to please Frank, the latter was driven an deeper hatred and jealousy that lead him to his death. This is especially ironic as had Grimes taken the time to actually get to know Homer, he would have found out that Homer's life was far from easy, and in some ways much tougher and painful than his. Grimes could be seen as a kind of mirror version to Homer who never learned to take his misfortunes with stride.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has one in the episode "Homer's Enemy" with Frank Grimes, who is envious of Homer Simpson. He's gotten angrier at the fact that despite Homer's stupidity and laziness, Homer met several presidents, won a Grammy, and met famous celebrities just to name a few while Frank [[SelfMadeMan has to work]] from scratch. Even though Homer tries to please Frank, the latter was driven an deeper hatred and jealousy that lead him to his death. This is especially ironic as had Grimes taken the time to actually get to know Homer, he would have found out that Homer's life was far from easy, and in some ways much tougher and painful than his. Grimes could be seen as a kind of mirror version to Homer who never learned to take his misfortunes with stride.before being unceremoniously dying.


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** A major reason why Arpeggio, the [[spoiler:assumed]] BigBad of ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'', wants the Clockwerk parts is out of envy towards other birds, because they can fly while he cannot.

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** A major reason why Arpeggio, the [[spoiler:assumed]] BigBad of ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'', wants the Clockwerk parts is out of envy towards other birds, because they can fly while he cannot. [[spoiler:Turns out, he just wanted to be immortal]].


* The primary and secret reason for newspaper publisher J. Jonah Jameson's hatred of SpiderMan and why he uses the Daily Bugle to public denounce him. It is revealed in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #10 that Jameson is envious of Spidey's altruistic heroism. Jameson admits to himself he needs to tear down Spider-Man because he can't be as good a man as him.

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* The primary and secret reason for newspaper publisher J. Jonah Jameson's hatred of SpiderMan ComicBook/SpiderMan and why he uses the Daily Bugle to public denounce him. It is revealed in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #10 that Jameson is envious of Spidey's altruistic heroism. Jameson admits to himself he needs to tear down Spider-Man because he can't be as good a man as him.

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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'': Subverted with Detective Charles Boyle, who would normally be a shoe-in for this trope, as he's specifically pointed out as not being a natural at police work like many of the other characters, especially ManChild main character Jake Peralta, and has to substitute talent with hard work and still not measure up. However, instead of resentment, he actually idolizes Peralta and is one of his closest friends. Captain Holt also points out that this means that Boyle never suffers from work slumps because he's used to grinding through any obstacles, while Peralta is easily thrown by setbacks which he doesnt know how to deal with.


** ''AlternateCharacterInterpretations'' by Shakespeare scholars also suggest the possibility that Iago was in love with Othello himself, so the entire play was really a ploy to remove those people closest to Othello so Iago could either have him all to himself, or so he could make Othello suffer for marrying Desdemona and promoting Cassio.

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** ''AlternateCharacterInterpretations'' {{Invoked|Trope}} {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s by Shakespeare scholars also suggest the possibility that Iago was in love with Othello himself, so the entire play was really a ploy to remove those people closest to Othello so Iago could either have him all to himself, or so he could make Othello suffer for marrying Desdemona and promoting Cassio.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' might be considered to have on in the episode "Homer's Enemy" with Frank Grimes, while not only putting up with Homer who's TooDumbToLive. He's gotten angrier at the fact that despite Homer's stupidity and laziness, Homer met several presidents, won a Grammy, and met famous celebrities just to name a few while Frank [[SelfMadeMan has to work]] from scratch. Even though Homer tries to please Frank, the latter was driven an deeper hatred and jealousy that lead him to his death. This is especially ironic as had Grimes taken the time to actually get to know Homer, he would have found out that Homers life was far from easy, and in some ways much tougher and painful than his. Grimes could be seen as a kind of mirror version to Homer who never learned to take his misfortunes with stride.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' might be considered to have on has one in the episode "Homer's Enemy" with Frank Grimes, while not only putting up with who is envious of Homer who's TooDumbToLive.Simpson. He's gotten angrier at the fact that despite Homer's stupidity and laziness, Homer met several presidents, won a Grammy, and met famous celebrities just to name a few while Frank [[SelfMadeMan has to work]] from scratch. Even though Homer tries to please Frank, the latter was driven an deeper hatred and jealousy that lead him to his death. This is especially ironic as had Grimes taken the time to actually get to know Homer, he would have found out that Homers Homer's life was far from easy, and in some ways much tougher and painful than his. Grimes could be seen as a kind of mirror version to Homer who never learned to take his misfortunes with stride.

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* In ''FanFic/SpectacularSeven'', DarkMagicalGirl Moondancer is jealous over Sunset Shimmer getting what Moondancer feels she deserves - the power of magic, friendship, and the love of Twilight Sparkle. As the story goes on, Moondancer gradually morphs into a possessive {{Yandere}}, resorting to [[spoiler:using an AmplifierArtifact to increase her powers at the cost of [[ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil gradually-slipping sanity and self-control]]. After Moondancer believes MurderIsTheBestSolution and tries to kill the Spectacular Seven (including Twilight Sparkle), she suffers a VillainousBreakdown when her worldview is proven wrong, and loses a fight to Sunset Shimmer when the dark magic boost still isn't enough to defeat ThePowerOfFriendship]]. Towards the end of her plans, Moondancer goes into a MotiveRant about how she [[IJustWantToBeSpecial just wants someone to like her the most]], which Twilight sees as the final straw, [[DisappointedByTheMotive calling out Moondancer for being so driven by jealousy]].


* Taken UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. While it was bad enough in the films, the Evil Stepsisters' envy towards the extremely beautiful and kindhearted Disney/{{Cinderella}} was enough to drive them towards their attempt [[MoralEventHorizon to]] [[CainAndAbel murder her]] after [[spoiler: the glass slipper fits her, which grants her not only freedom, but also the prince's hand in marriage]]. Not only that, this very act made their hearts go deathly black, making them the opposites of Cinderella, who's a Princess of Heart.
* A major reason why Arpeggio, the [[spoiler: assumed]] BigBad of ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'', wants the Clockwerk parts is out of envy towards other birds, because they can fly while he cannot.

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* Taken UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. While it was bad enough in the films, the Evil Stepsisters' envy towards the extremely beautiful and kindhearted Disney/{{Cinderella}} was enough to drive them towards their attempt [[MoralEventHorizon to]] [[CainAndAbel murder her]] after [[spoiler: the glass slipper fits her, which grants her not only freedom, but also the prince's hand in marriage]]. marriage. Not only that, this very act made their hearts go deathly black, making them the opposites of Cinderella, who's a Princess of Heart.
Heart; [[spoiler:''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' implies that ''[[NiceJobFixingItVillain this]]'' is what caused Cinderella to become a New Light, as unlike [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]] and [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]], her pure light was not detected right away]].
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A major reason why Arpeggio, the [[spoiler: assumed]] [[spoiler:assumed]] BigBad of ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'', wants the Clockwerk parts is out of envy towards other birds, because they can fly while he cannot.cannot.
** The main reason why ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'' even happened was because [[spoiler:Penelope started to resent Sly and Murray for their friendship with Bentley, and decides to off them if it means making billions from his skills. She was caught, berated, beaten half to death, and tossed into the jaws of Interpol]].

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