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** Futaba Sakura's uncle always felt like the TheUnfavorite compared to her more intelligent mother, tormenting him to try and get back at his deceased sister.

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** Futaba Sakura's uncle always felt like the TheUnfavorite compared to her more intelligent mother, tormenting him which does not go well when Wakaba dies and he gets custody. [[WouldHurtAChild He resorts to abusing]] Futaba to try and [[TheResenter get back at his deceased sister.sister]]. Even after Sojiro [[HappilyAdopted takes Futaba in and things get better for her]], her uncle makes a habit of pestering Sojiro for money and trying to blackmail him when he says no.


** Albus Dumbledore is in a different way an example, according to back story in the final book. His parents died right around the time he graduated from Hogwarts, and despite being a prodigy he was forced to stay home to raise his younger brother Aberforth and sister Ariana. Then, [[PuttingOnTheReich Gellert Grindelwald]] came into the picture...
*** This is an interesting example of this guardianship being '''self-inflicted.''' Aberforth was taking care of Ariana back when Albus was in Hogwarts, but once he graduated, Albus ''insisted'' he take over the job of caring for Ariana so Aberforth could finish his study at Hogwarts. Albus was more angry about feeling his potential being squandered, but he also cared for his younger sibilings and thus wanted Aberforth to finish Hogwarts.

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** Albus Dumbledore is in a different way an example, according to back story in the final book. His parents died right around the time he graduated from Hogwarts, and despite The youngest Dumbledore child, Aria, was left permanently traumatized after being assaulted by three Muggle children who saw her perform magic at a prodigy he very young age, and had to be looked after, first by her mother Kendra (her father Percival was forced to stay home to raise his put in Azkaban for attacking the Muggles with magic), and later by Albus younger brother Aberforth and sister after Kendra was killed by an accidental burst of magic by Ariana. Then, [[PuttingOnTheReich Gellert Grindelwald]] came into the picture...
picture... [[spoiler: Ariana was killed in the crossfire of a duel between Albus, Aberforth and Grindewald, and up until his death, it is the single greatest regret in Albus life, to the point that it affects both what he sees in the Mirror Of Erised and what the appearance of a Boggart takes]]
*** This is an interesting example of this guardianship being '''self-inflicted.''' Aberforth was taking care of volunteered to look after Ariana back when Albus was in Hogwarts, but once he graduated, Albus ''insisted'' he take over the job of caring for Ariana the girl so Aberforth could finish his study at Hogwarts. Albus was more angry about feeling his potential being squandered, but he also cared for his younger sibilings and thus wanted Aberforth to finish Hogwarts.


* When [[UnbreakableKimmySchmidt Kimmy Schmidt]] finally confronts her mother, Lori-Ann, about her childhood, once of her accusations is "you never wanted me". Lori-Ann, almost casually responds "of course I never wanted you, but I kept you, didn't I?" She argues that she'd accidentally gotten pregnant at 17, had no idea how to raise a daughter, but did the best she could.

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* When [[UnbreakableKimmySchmidt [[Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt Kimmy Schmidt]] finally confronts her mother, Lori-Ann, about her childhood, once of her accusations is "you never wanted me". Lori-Ann, almost casually responds "of course I never wanted you, but I kept you, didn't I?" She argues that she'd accidentally gotten pregnant at 17, had no idea how to raise a daughter, but did the best she could.


* When [[TheUnbreakableKimmySchmidt Kimmy Schmidt]] finally confronts her mother, Lori-Ann, about her childhood, once of her accusations is "you never wanted me". Lori-Ann, almost casually responds "of course I never wanted you, but I kept you, didn't I?" She argues that she'd accidentally gotten pregnant at 17, had no idea how to raise a daughter, but did the best she could.

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* When [[TheUnbreakableKimmySchmidt [[UnbreakableKimmySchmidt Kimmy Schmidt]] finally confronts her mother, Lori-Ann, about her childhood, once of her accusations is "you never wanted me". Lori-Ann, almost casually responds "of course I never wanted you, but I kept you, didn't I?" She argues that she'd accidentally gotten pregnant at 17, had no idea how to raise a daughter, but did the best she could.

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* When [[TheUnbreakableKimmySchmidt Kimmy Schmidt]] finally confronts her mother, Lori-Ann, about her childhood, once of her accusations is "you never wanted me". Lori-Ann, almost casually responds "of course I never wanted you, but I kept you, didn't I?" She argues that she'd accidentally gotten pregnant at 17, had no idea how to raise a daughter, but did the best she could.


--->'''Homer:''' ''({{Gasp}}s, [[BrakeAngrily then stops the car]])'' GetOut

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--->'''Homer:''' ''({{Gasp}}s, [[BrakeAngrily then stops the car]])'' GetOut''[[GetOut Get out]]''.


--->'''Homer:''' ''({{Gasp}}s, [[BrakeAngrily then stops the car]])'' GetOut.

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--->'''Homer:''' ''({{Gasp}}s, [[BrakeAngrily then stops the car]])'' GetOut.GetOut


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* ''{{Manga/Monster}}'' has ConMan Otto Heckel being ordered by Tenma to be with Dieter, [[TheChewToy much to his dismay]].
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' has [[TheWoobie Mayu]]. Her own mother slaps her in the face when Mayu tells her about her stepfather [[spoiler:molesting her.]] She only sees Mayu as competition.

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* ''{{Manga/Monster}}'' ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' has ConMan Otto Heckel being ordered by Tenma to be with Dieter, [[TheChewToy much to his dismay]].
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' has [[TheWoobie Mayu]]. Her own mother slaps her in the face when Mayu tells her about her stepfather [[spoiler:molesting her.]] her]]. She only sees Mayu as competition.



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* In ''Fanfic/BackToUs'', Adrien is sent to Milan after his father's death and exposure as the supervillain Hawk Moth, to live with his mother's sister and her family in Milan. While they treated him well, Adrien eventually found out that they didn't care about him and were only afraid that he'd turn out like his father (not understanding how the Miraculous worked).
* Ryuuko in ''Secret Sunshine'' is something of an odd case, as her resentment isn't towards her niece, Kiko, but, instead, is towards Satsuki, her sister, as, the latter sent her and Kiko away, leaving Ryuuko to raise said niece, while, Satsuki continues life as normal. Nevertheless, while she loves her niece, Ryuuko views the situation as unfair but mostly because of how it'll affect Kiko, as "Kiko got the shortest end of the stick".

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* In ''Fanfic/BackToUs'', ''FanFic/BackToUs'', Adrien is sent to Milan after his father's death and exposure as the supervillain Hawk Moth, to live with his mother's sister and her family in Milan. While they treated him well, Adrien eventually found out that they didn't care about him and were only afraid that he'd turn out like his father (not understanding how the Miraculous worked).
* Ryuuko Ryuko in ''Secret Sunshine'' is something of an odd case, as her resentment isn't towards her niece, Kiko, but, instead, is towards Satsuki, her sister, as, the latter sent her and Kiko away, leaving Ryuuko Ryuko to raise said niece, while, Satsuki continues life as normal. Nevertheless, while she loves her niece, Ryuuko Ryuko views the situation as unfair but mostly because of how it'll affect Kiko, as "Kiko got the shortest end of the stick".



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'''Lightning''': This isn't working. I mean, you're a liability. You'll only slow me down.\\
'''Hope''': What?\\
'''Lightning''': I'm sorry, but I can't protect you when- ''*grunts, collapses to knees, l'Cie brand glows through uniform*''\\
'''Hope''': You can't just leave me here! You gotta take me with you!\\
'''Lightning''': ENOUGH! The whole world is against us. I can barely keep myself alive; let alone some helpless kid! ''*another grunt*'' I don't have time to baby you. You want to get tough? ''Do it on your own! *grunts one last time before rolling out of circle as Odin emerges*''\\

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'''Lightning''': '''Lightning:''' This isn't working. I mean, you're a liability. You'll only slow me down.\\
'''Hope''': '''Hope:''' What?\\
'''Lightning''': '''Lightning:''' I'm sorry, but I can't protect you when- ''*grunts, collapses to knees, l'Cie brand glows through uniform*''\\
'''Hope''': '''Hope:''' You can't just leave me here! You gotta take me with you!\\
'''Lightning''': '''Lightning:''' ENOUGH! The whole world is against us. I can barely keep myself alive; let alone some helpless kid! ''*another grunt*'' I don't have time to baby you. You want to get tough? ''Do it on your own! *grunts one last time before rolling out of circle as Odin emerges*''\\



'''Lightning''': This cannot be happening. ''*Hope cowers as Odin prepares to cut him down*'' Look out! ''*parries Odin, prepares for battle as Hope rises to a stand*''
** Even before that, Light's relationship with her younger sister after a PromotionToParent for Serrah seems to be a mix of a sisterly version of OverprotectiveDad, CoolBigSis and this trope, at least earlier in the story.

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'''Lightning''': '''Lightning:''' This cannot be happening. ''*Hope cowers as Odin prepares to cut him down*'' Look out! ''*parries Odin, prepares for battle as Hope rises to a stand*''
** Even before that, Light's relationship with her younger sister after a PromotionToParent for Serrah Serah seems to be a mix of a sisterly version of OverprotectiveDad, CoolBigSis and this trope, at least earlier in the story.



** Futaba Sakura's uncle always felt like the TheUnfavorite compared to her more intelligent mother. Tormenting her to try and get back at his deceased sister.

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** Futaba Sakura's uncle always felt like the TheUnfavorite compared to her more intelligent mother. Tormenting her mother, tormenting him to try and get back at his deceased sister.



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** Rosa Ushiromiya is sometimes this -- and sometimes she actually ''is'' the [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome BEST]] [[MamaBear MOM]] [[LastStand EVER]]. It says a lot about her relationship with Maria that it flip flops so often.

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** Rosa Ushiromiya is sometimes this -- this, but she has MamaBear moments and sometimes she actually ''is'' the [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome BEST]] [[MamaBear MOM]] [[LastStand EVER]].{{Last Stand}}s. It says a lot about her relationship with Maria that it flip flops so often.


* Ryuuko in ''Secret Sunshine'' is something of an odd case, as her resentment isn't towards her niece, Kiko, but, instead, is towards Satsuki, her sister, as, the latter sent her and Kiko away, leaving Ryuuko to raise said niece, while, Satsuki continues life as normal. Nevertheless, while she loves her niece, Ryuuko views the situation as unfair.

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* Ryuuko in ''Secret Sunshine'' is something of an odd case, as her resentment isn't towards her niece, Kiko, but, instead, is towards Satsuki, her sister, as, the latter sent her and Kiko away, leaving Ryuuko to raise said niece, while, Satsuki continues life as normal. Nevertheless, while she loves her niece, Ryuuko views the situation as unfair.unfair but mostly because of how it'll affect Kiko, as "Kiko got the shortest end of the stick".


* Ryuuko in ''Secret Sunshine'' is something of an odd case, as her resentment isn't towards her niece, Kiko, but, instead, is towards Satsuki, her sister, as, the latter sent her and Kiko away, leaving Ryuuko to raise said niece, while, Satsuki continues life as normal.

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* Ryuuko in ''Secret Sunshine'' is something of an odd case, as her resentment isn't towards her niece, Kiko, but, instead, is towards Satsuki, her sister, as, the latter sent her and Kiko away, leaving Ryuuko to raise said niece, while, Satsuki continues life as normal. Nevertheless, while she loves her niece, Ryuuko views the situation as unfair.


* Coira's nurse and caretaker in WhiteAsSnow hates and resents her charge. Ignoring the fact that if Coira did not exist, the nurse would not have a cushy, relatively easy job, but a very labour intensive one in the kitchens or scullery.

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* Coira's nurse and caretaker in WhiteAsSnow Literature/WhiteAsSnow hates and resents her charge. Ignoring the fact that if Coira did not exist, the nurse would not have a cushy, relatively easy job, but a very labour intensive one in the kitchens or scullery.


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*Toki was this to Jaynine and Sunflower, which is weird, considering that she volunteered to take them after they managed to track her down (they were in a children's home, prior). Apparently, why she took them in boiled down to, "her conscience wouldn't let hear the end of it".
**Bunny is this to Madgie, however, there is the fact that the latter is a wanted fugitive and has been so since she was six, so it's a given.


*Ryuuko in ''Secret Sunshine'' is something of an odd case, as her resentment isn't towards her niece, Kiko, but, instead, is towards Satsuki, her sister, as, the latter sent her and Kiko away, leaving Ryuuko to raise said niece, while, Satsuki continues life as normal.



* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'''s parents hold this view of their son - his father was the victim of a ShotgunWedding, while his mother hates Bojack for saddling her with his father. However, after reading Bojack's tell-all biography, his mother eventually calls him up to apologize for her treatment of him as well as the fact that he basically inherited his parents' natural affinity for misery. [[spoiler:Furthermore, we find out Beatrice's and Butterscotch's {{Freudian Excuse}}s in Season 4.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'''s parents hold this view of their son - his father was the victim of a ShotgunWedding, while his mother hates Bojack for saddling her with his father. However, after reading Bojack's tell-all biography, his mother eventually calls him up to apologize for her treatment of him as well as the fact that he basically inherited his parents' natural affinity for misery. [[spoiler:Furthermore, Furthermore, we find out Beatrice's [[spoiler:Beatrice's and Butterscotch's {{Freudian Excuse}}s in ]]in Season 4.]]


* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Makoto Niijima's older sister Sae was PromotedToParent after their father's death. While Sae ''does'' love Makoto, she also views her as a burden and tells her as such in a fit of anger, something she [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone immediately regrets]].

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Makoto Niijima's older sister Sae was PromotedToParent after their father's death. While Sae ''does'' love Makoto, she also views her as a burden and tells her as such in a fit of anger, something she [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone immediately regrets]].


* ''Film/RaisingHelen'' is about a woman named Helen who receives guardianship of her recently deceased sister's three kids, but as it turns out she's the one who ends up growing up in the end (hence the [[ChidrenRaiseYou inversion]] in the title). She's got a high flying job at a modeling agency, a cool pad in Manhattan and is contractually obliged to party at 3 am in the morning. Next thing we know, she's moved to Queens, is handling school runs and is sleeping with a Lutheran minister to get them into a good school (note, cause and effect may not be as stated).

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* ''Film/RaisingHelen'' is about a woman named Helen who receives guardianship of her recently deceased sister's three kids, but as it turns out she's the one who ends up growing up in the end (hence the [[ChidrenRaiseYou [[ChildrenRaiseYou inversion]] in the title). She's got a high flying job at a modeling agency, a cool pad in Manhattan and is contractually obliged to party at 3 am in the morning. Next thing we know, she's moved to Queens, is handling school runs and is sleeping with a Lutheran minister to get them into a good school (note, cause and effect may not be as stated).

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