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* '''Averted''': There's a near, though not perfectly even, number of sons and daughters in the family.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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There's a near, though not perfectly even, number of sons and daughters in the family.family.
** Alice is the only-child.


* '''Lampshaded''':
** "Isn't it hard growing up as the only girl in the family?"
** "Our big brother Bob doesn't like being in his sisters' parties."

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* '''Lampshaded''':
**
'''Lampshaded''': "Isn't it hard growing up as the only girl in the family?"
** "Our big brother Bob doesn't like being in his sisters' parties."
family?"



* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Conversed''': ???"Our big brother Bob doesn't like being in his sisters' parties." Claire asks Dana.


* '''Lampshaded''': "Isn't it hard growing up as the only girl in the family?"

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
**
"Isn't it hard growing up as the only girl in the family?"family?"
** "Our big brother Bob doesn't like being in his sisters' parties."


** Bob has only two sisters, but is still the only boy.



** The parents only want one girl and terminate any female pregnancy that they get.

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** The Alice's parents only want one girl and terminate any female pregnancy that they get.get.
** Bob's parents decided to have more daughters for their only son.


* '''Subverted''': Alice is the only sister for a while, but then her mother announces that she's pregnant with a baby girl!
* '''Double Subverted''': The ultrasound technician made a mistake when observing the baby's sex; Alice gets another brother instead.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Alice is the only sister for a while, but then her mother announces that she's pregnant with a baby girl!
** Bob was going to have a younger brother, as he feels left out for being the only boy.
* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
**
The ultrasound technician made a mistake when observing the baby's sex; Alice gets another brother instead.
** Then Bob's younger brother died, causing him to stay with his sisters
instead.



* '''Invoked''': Alice is adopted; her parents took her in because they wanted their sons to experience having a sister.

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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Alice is adopted; HappilyAdopted; her parents took her in because they wanted their sons to experience having a sister.sister.
** Bob was HappilyAdopted because their sisters' biological brother was dead.



* '''Played for Laughs''': The work constantly mines comedy about how Alice is at odds with her brothers.

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* '''Played for Laughs''': Laughs''':
**
The work constantly mines comedy about how Alice is at odds with her brothers.brothers.
** [[AloofBigBrother Bob]] becomes a ButtMonkey for his sisters, who constantly joke about him.


** Bob has fifty sisters and is the only son.



** Alice's sisters all died before they were born because they had an X-chromosome linked genetic disease.

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** Alice's sisters (or Bob's brothers) all died before they were born because they had an X-chromosome linked chromosome-linked genetic disease.diseases.


* '''Exaggerated''': Alice has twelve brothers and is the only daughter.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Alice has twelve brothers and is the only daughter.daughter.
** The gender imbalance extends beyond just Alice's siblings. She and her brothers have a single dad, who himself HasTwoDaddies, all of her first cousins are male, and Alice has no immediate aunts whether by blood or marraige.



* '''Inverted''': ???

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* '''Inverted''': ???There's an equal number of sons and daughters in a family with [[MassiveNumberedSiblings a dozen children]], as unlikely as such a ratio may be.



* '''Averted''': There's an equal number of sons and daughters in the family.

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* '''Averted''': There's an equal a near, though not perfectly even, number of sons and daughters in the family.



* '''Implied''': At one point Alice casually that she has three brothers, but the audience never meets any immediate member of her family, nor does she confirm that she doesn't have any sisters.

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* '''Implied''': At one point Alice casually mentions that she has three brothers, but the audience never meets any immediate member of her family, nor does she confirm that she doesn't have any sisters.


** The parents only want one girl and terminate any female pregnancy that they get.



* '''Enforced''': The parents only want one girl and terminates any female pregnancy that they get.

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* '''Enforced''': The parents writer wanted Alice to have a sister, but the editors insist that she is written out of the final draft so Alice is the only want one girl and terminates any female pregnancy that they get.girl.


* '''Straight''': Alice has three brothers and is the only daughter.

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* '''Straight''': '''Straight''':
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Alice has three brothers and is the only daughter.daughter.
** Bob has three sisters and is the only son.



* '''Downplayed''': Alice has a much-older sister, but since she was out of the house by the time Alice and her brothers were growing up, Alice often felt like she was the only girl.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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Alice has a much-older sister, but since she was out of the house by the time Alice and her brothers were growing up, Alice often felt like she was the only girl.
** Alice has two brothers and is the third child, thus the only
girl.



* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???The parents only want one girl and terminates any female pregnancy that they get.



** Alice feels left out because of her sex.

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** Alice feels left out because of her sex.gender.


* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???Alice [[FunnyAnimal is a rabbit]] with over 100.000 brothers, and is the only daughter.


* '''Justified''': PopulationControl laws forbid couples having more than one daughter.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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PopulationControl laws forbid couples having more than one daughter.


** Alice's brothers all died before they were born because they had an X-chromosome linked genetic disease.

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** Alice's brothers sisters all died before they were born because they had an X-chromosome linked genetic disease.

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** Alice's brothers all died before they were born because they had an X-chromosome linked genetic disease.


* '''Implied''': At one point Alice casually that she has three brothers, but the audience never meets any immediate member of her family, nor does she confirm that she doesn't have any sisters.
* '''Played for Laughs''': The work constantly mines comedy about how Alice is at odds with her brothers.
* '''Played for Drama''':
** Alice feels left out because of her sex.
** Alternatively, Alice is the parents' favorite because she's the only daughter, and her brothers resent her for it.



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%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
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'''Basic Trope''': A character is the odd one out in terms of their siblings' sexes.
* '''Straight''': Alice has three brothers and is the only daughter.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice has twelve brothers and is the only daughter.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice has a much-older sister, but since she was out of the house by the time Alice and her brothers were growing up, Alice often felt like she was the only girl.
* '''Justified''': PopulationControl laws forbid couples having more than one daughter.
* '''Inverted''': ???
* '''Subverted''': Alice is the only sister for a while, but then her mother announces that she's pregnant with a baby girl!
* '''Double Subverted''': The ultrasound technician made a mistake when observing the baby's sex; Alice gets another brother instead.
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': Pregnancy announcements and long-lost relatives keep turning up to debunk Alice being the only girl.
* '''Averted''': There's an equal number of sons and daughters in the family.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': "Isn't it hard growing up as the only girl in the family?"
* '''Invoked''': Alice is adopted; her parents took her in because they wanted their sons to experience having a sister.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Alice's parents don't want her to feel left out as the only daughter, so they keep trying for another girl.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
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