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One of those occasions she'd rather be an only child.

"I was trying to make [Arthur] feel rotten, and he feels great. I’m a failure as a little sister."
D.W. Read, Arthur, "The Short, Quick Summer"

The Annoying Younger Sibling is often used by writers as a balance to the "coolness" of the main protagonist. Typically the opposite sex of the main character.

Little brothers tend to be: dirty and/or messy, good at sports, noisy, foul-mouthed, always get in trouble with authority, perverted, and just about always grabby when they see something their older sibling has that they don't, who will probably shriek "gimme gimme" and break it if they get their mitts on said object. Usually a Bratty Half-Pint, or in royalty, he's very likely to be The Evil Prince.

Younger sisters are usually: whiny, prone to cry (especially in order to get what they want), too curious, go headlong into real danger, ALWAYS have tea parties with dolls and one "real" participant, cheeky, nosy. Likely to be a Bratty Teenage Daughter if older than the standard.

Alternatively, it may be that the younger sibling in question has none of the above attributes, but incurs the wrath of the main characters in equal measure by being cleverer than they are, or by getting a disproportionate amount of (inevitably positive) attention.

Annoying younger siblings of both genders tend to be tag-alongs, especially when they're not wanted. Typically, there will be something of an age gap between the protagonist and the annoying younger sibling, about three to eight years in general. Usually with too much of a gap, the sibling will lack the resources to be annoying enough and with too close of a gap, you're into Sibling Rivalry territory instead, but larger and smaller age gapped siblings who are like this aren’t unheard of. Taken to the extreme, perhaps through a cross of the Moral Event Horizon, you will see a Cain and Abel scene, or even wors, a case of Sibling Murder.

If the Annoying Younger Sibling is a late-introduced character to complicate the already-established siblings' relationships, then you have Cain and Abel and Seth. If the younger and older siblings are child and adult respectively, that overlaps with Double Standard: Violence, Child on Adult.

If it's the older (usually male) sibling who is annoying towards the younger sibling, then it's either Aloof Big Brother or Big Brother Bully.

Note that this trope is for younger siblings who are annoying to the other characters, not to the audience.

Truth in Television, obviously.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Akatsuki no Aria has Ayako Nishimikado, Natsuo's Spoiled Brat of a little sister who treats their half-sister and our lead character Aria quite badly. Hilariously, when Natsuo's Rich Bitch arranged girlfriend Beniko appeared, both Aria and Ayako hate her on sight.
  • Arabian Nights: Adventures of Sinbad: Sinbad's friend Hassan has three younger brothers, all of which can be quite annoying.
  • As Karluk from A Bride's Story lives with his rather large family (this is 19th century Turkey after all) his many nieces and nephews fit this trope strongly.
  • Shizuku from Candy☆Boy initially appears to be quite unpleasant to her older sister Kanade. She becomes less annoying once we see the reason for her behavior, though.
  • In Bleach we have Kuukaku and her younger brother Ganju, as Kuukaku is generally very annoyed by her bumbling younger brother and once blew both him and Ichigo out of the house for accidentally crushing her beloved pipe during a wrestling match.
  • In Charlotte, Ayumi is this to Yu, often pestering him with questions.
  • In Citrus, Mei, while her new step-sister Yuzu is a couple of months older, certainly has no trouble viewing Yuzu as this due to the former acting more mature than the latter.
  • Momiji in Cross Game... from Aoba's perspective.
  • Matt, Ian's younger brother and Jeremy's younger stepbrother from A Cruel God Reigns. He is also the Bratty Half-Pint.
  • Kyoko from Den-noh Coil is obsessed with yelling "poop!" and always runs into trouble, giving her older sister Yasako major headaches throughout the series.
  • Inverted in FullMaPla with Makoto's Cloudcuckoolander older sister, Sumi (to the point that even thinking about her sister gives Makoto an exasperated look).
  • Fullmetal Alchemist averts this in the present day — Edward and Alphonse are the most devoted brothers you could imagine — but it's seen in a short (manga only) story taking place in their young childhood. As a toddler, Ed was horrible to Al, smacking him with books and pushing him. Al wasn't really any more annoying than any other baby, but he was the trope to Ed due to the latter's misguided belief that their mother loved her younger son more. After their father talked to him about it, Ed got better.
  • In Gakuen Babysitters, Hayato Kamitani's annoying younger sibling is Taka, who is loud and boisterous to everyone he talks to, including him. Kamitani often smacks Taka on the head whenever he gets particularly bad in this regard or otherwise misbehaves, though Kamitani can be something of a Big Brother Bully on occasion.
  • Keiko Sasahara in Genshiken is a teenage example, her gyaru lifestyle and her pompous attitude standing in stark contrast to that of her much more level-headed otaku brother Kanji. Her personality is also a deliberate subversion of the idealized moe portrayal of younger sisters.
  • Laura, the Prairie Girl Laura is this to Mary. Whi:le Mary is graceful, elegant and refined, Laura is the complete opposite of her, and sees her as Always Someone Better. Sometimes this gets really ugly, like when Laura and Mary fight over a doll and Laura ends up accidentally tearing it apart, making Mary cry.
  • Go Nagai has several:
    • Shiro Kabuto from Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger was Kouji's little brother. He was a hard-headed, hot-tempered, enthusiastic, and nosy tag-along, and a Deadpan Snarker was constantly getting in trouble. Kouji found him annoying every so often, although it also may be because often Shiro seemed more mature than Kouji himself, and often he would point out the stunt his older brother was trying to pull might not be a good idea.
    • Goro Makiba from UFO Robo Grendizer was also considered as a little pest for his older sister — Hikaru Makiba. He was poking his nose where it did not belong and making remarks nobody had asked for, mainly about her relationship with The Hero Duke.
  • Yan Ming manages to be this for Lan in ½ Prince despite being less than a day younger than her.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers:
  • Very much present in Himouto! Umaru-chan. While Umaru may present herself as The Ace to the outside world, at home (and with her big brother Taihei) she is a Lazy Bum who would rather pig out on snacks, watch anime, and play video games. Much of their interaction is Taihei trying to get Umaru to straighten up or at least clean up after herself.
  • Yori in Inside Mari is a main character example. Her older sister Mari (not the titular character) doesn't quite like her moody teenager attitude.
  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War:
    • Downplayed with Kaguya, whose relationship with her maid Hayasaka is much like that of a younger sister who relies on her older sister for almost everything and causes her no end of stress. Of course, Hayasaka still loves her dearly and admits that she'd do anything for her.
    • Shirogane's little sister Kei is generally nice and polite, but is fairly rude towards him in comparison. Later revealed to be part of her rebellious phase, since she feels like she's treated like a child whenever Shirogane interacts with her. This can also be seen in the way she addresses him, simply using "Onii", without -san, -chan, or any other suffix, showing that she acknowledges him as her brother but doesn't show him any additional respect beyond that. This is further complicated by the fact that she actually does admire him, but refuses to show it out of fear that she'd be mistaken for a brocon.
  • Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple: Played with in the case of Honoka Shirahama. Her blood brother Kenichi clearly adores her and he's rarely (if ever) annoyed at her. But she's definitely this for Natsu Tanimoto, who becomes a bit of a surrogate brother to her, and he tolerates her partly because she reminds him of his own deceased little sister.
  • In Kujira no Josephina, Bratty Half-Pint Rosa was this to the protagonist Santi. Then again she's five years old tops when he's around 11-12...
  • Major: Kaoru Shimizu has this dynamic with her younger brother Taiga, who being skilled at baseball can be a bit of a showoff. The two often bicker with each other and Taiga loves to tease her about her relationship with Goro. That said, at one point he went to berate Goro for not noticing that Kaoru's feelings for him, showing that he cares for her more than he's willing to admit.
  • Seki of My Neighbor Seki treats his kindergarten-aged sister Jun this way. He scoffs at or ignores her attempts to join in his elaborate games and only reluctantly takes care of her when they're together. However, Yokoi adores Jun so she, and thus the narrative, takes Jun's side, voluntarily being a playmate and helping her when she and Seki get competitive.
  • Hanabi is presented as having a mild case of this in The Last: Naruto the Movie. Hinata notes in the book adaptation that Hanabi wasn't this way in the past, and her limelight episodes show so. She became more cheerful as a response to Neji's death.
  • Ririka's little brother Shou from Nurse Angel Ririka SOS can annoy her however they still obviously care for each other. When Shou gets kidnapped by Dewey, Ririka's Big Sister Instinct kicks in. Also, when Shou upsets Ririka a bit too much he becomes worried about how to make it up to her.
  • Harukaze Pop in Ojamajo Doremi, who, like Chibi-Usa, ends up joining the main group. Once she does, she drops the annoying part little by little until she admits she looks up to her big sister and decides to remain in the human world to be with Doremi instead of being a witch.
  • Pokémon: The Series:
    • May's 7-year-old brother Max. Naturally, his know-it-all attitude annoys the heck out of Ash and May, but he improves as they go through Hoenn and the Battle Frontier in Kanto. He'd likely be less annoying if he were to show up again with his own Pokémon team.
    • Clemont's younger sister, Bonnie, isn't as annoying to the viewers, but she is to him, being a sort of reverse Brock. She thinks it's her duty to find Clemont a wife and asks every girl they meet to marry him. That said, she eventually grows out of it.
  • Pretty Cure
    • Futari wa Pretty Cure
      • Ryouta Misumi is... Shingo Tsukino reincarnated or something, considering how he acts towards Nagisa. He even mirrors Shingo's feelings towards his sister's smartass friend Ami, with his own feelings towards Honoka. That's said, despite being so annoying, it doesn't stop Nagisa from being an Embarrassingly Doting Big Sister to him or to go full Knight Templar Big Brother.
      • The next season features Pollun's younger sister Lullun who is even more annoying than Pollun himself. When she is introduced, she takes almost all of Pollun's annoying attitude.
    • This is inverted with Saki's little sister Minori in Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash★Star. Saki is the Cool Big Sis who loves her cute little sister and doesn't mind sharing her bedroom with her. Minori can be whiny, but she's not annoying and she's definitely an innocent girl. Her innocence even affects Kaoru Kiryuu.
    • And Rin Natsuki's siblings Yuu and Ai in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 are Ryouta in stereo as Half-Identical Twins.
    • HeartCatch Pretty Cure!
      • Averted twice: first, Erika is a main character; second, she does not act like an annoying younger sibling, she acts as an annoyed younger sibling to her older sister Momoka.
      • Dark Precure is The Rival and archnemesis to Yuri and turns out to be her artificial younger sister. That makes her a very tragic example, as Yuri learns the truth when Dark Precure is dying after their death battle.
    • In Suite Pretty Cure ♪, Kanade Minamino's brother Souta often acts as an annoying younger sibling, but he is a much milder example than Ryouta. Kanade's best Hibiki and Souta's friend Ako Shirabe sympathize with him and they know his annoying character. But Kanade is a little bit too blind to notice his nice side.
    • Smile PreCure!
      • Nao Midorikawa has five of them. Three brothers and two sisters. Though, Nao doesn't consider them as annoying and loves playing with them. Miyuki and Candy however, have a hard time with them.
      • Nao gets a sixth newborn sibling in Episode 42. A girl. Probably, she will become annoying, too.
      • Akane has a snarky younger brother called Genki. However, he is a mild example and Akane doesn't get really annoyed of him.
    • Subverted in Go! Princess Pretty Cure; during her first major appearance, Haruka's little sister Momoka acts aloof and rude to her and her friends. However, this is later revealed to be because of her feeling lonely after Haruka left for boarding school.
    • HuGtto! Pretty Cure: Kotori Nono is somewhere between Ryouta and Erika; she often teases and annoys Hana, but also is annoyed by Hana for her perceived immaturity.
    • Downplayed in Star★Twinkle Pretty Cure; Elena, like Nao above, has five siblings, but the Amamiya children are only rarely troublesome, compared to the very rowdy Midorikawa kids.
    • Downplayed in Healin' Good♡Pretty Cure as well; Chiyu's brother Touji loves his sister and family very much, and is only annoying via his klutziness and occasional immaturity.
  • Shingo Tsukino from Sailor Moon was actually quite tolerable and likable, but like many other extras, he vanished over the show's run. The Annoying Younger Sibling role was taken by Chibi-Usa, who immediately partnered with Shingo to make Usagi's life hell (posing as the main character's cousin, but actually being her Kid from the Future), whose actual involvement in the plot (so much so that she got her own season) made her a little too annoying.
  • In Servant × Service, Taishi sees his younger sister Touko as this. However, Touko is just very Type-A Tsundere about her Big Brother Worship.
  • Spritle in Speed Racer. Speed was this to Rex in the Speed Racer.
  • In Tamayura, Fuu's younger brother Kou is generally rather sweet and cute, although he clearly has his more annoying moments. That doesn't prevent Fuu from caring a lot for him, though.
  • Yuuki from Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is an odd case in that he isn't actually annoying. He is a pleasant, optimistic kid but that same fact annoys his moody teenage sister. She doesn't like how optimistic he is, even during an earthquake disaster.
  • Bud Hanson from Transformers: Cybertron tends to get on his older brother Coby's nerves from time to time.

    Comic Books 
  • The Girl from the Sea: Aiden, the protagonist Morgan's younger brother, was always rambunctious, but he gets even more bratty and prone to anger following their parents' divorce and his father leaving the island. It doesn't help that his big sister is brushing off his attempts to hang out to go kiss some strange girl. Eventually he apologizes to Morgan for being rude and outing her without permission.
  • From Batman, Tim Drake-Wayne sees Damian Wayne this way since Damian is cruel and rude even after he (mostly) stops trying actually to kill Tim. At one point when he tries to keep Damian out of a computer file the password he sets is Cousin Oliver. Tim's girlfriend, Stephanie, comes to see Damian the same way in Batgirl (2009) but she has a more affectionate relationship with him since he never tries to murder her.
  • Daredevil (Charles Soule) has Blindspot's sister, Hannah. Blindspot works a crappy job for crappy pay, barely has any time to sleep, and the two are illegal Chinese immigrants. Hannah goes out clubbing at random times, comes home late and wakes Blindspot up, and eats food he needs for work. Worse still, she expects this of him, because he's the older one.
  • Junior Braves of the Apocalypse: Marvin loves to helpfully share stories about all the embarrassing things his older brother Travis used to do. Additionally, being too young to fully grasp the seriousness of the apocalypse means that his cheerful optimism often grates on the nerves of the other characters.
  • Freddy from Mega Robo Bros acts this way towards Alex.
  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman: The main character of "The Problem With Cats" is a bratty slightly clueless little sister who stole her big sister's dolls and drew all over one with permanent marker to make it into a Cheetah doll. When she gets in trouble and is sent to clean up what she's done she gets distracted and continues playing. Her sister is still upset but decides to join in the game as she'd kept the dolls for sentimental value and no longer played with them anyway.
  • Varmints: Ned can be this to Opie.
  • Wonder Woman
    • Volume 1: In The Master Plan of Paula Von Gunther the warden's son Freddy is an absolute menace to his older sister Mabel, whom he calls names and keeps sneaking up and lassoing while she's trying to read and go about her day since he's in a cowboy phase.
    • Volume 2: Ares finds Hermes annoying due to his ridiculously upbeat personality. Luckily for Hermes his bloodthirsty big brother seems slightly more fond of him than he is of most of their siblings, Ares has even rescued him once, though Ares was getting more out of the bargain than just Hermes:
      And thus my brother returns and, like all younger siblings is promptly annoying.

    Comic Strips 
  • Though Hammie in Baby Blues is currently the middle child of three, he really works at annoying his older sister Zoe.
  • Jason Fox of Foxtrot loves to drive his older sister Paige up the wall in every manner possible. Paige does manage to get back at him pretty often, but usually it's as retribution for Jason's antics. Peter is sometimes also targeted by Jason's mischief, but the two have a much less antagonistic relationship and sometimes join forces to get at Paige.
  • Peanuts:
    • Linus van Pelt is regarded as an annoyance by his older sister Lucy because he embarrasses her by dragging his security blanket everywhere and constantly sucking his thumb. Generally averted with their younger brother Rerun, with whom both Lucy and Linus get along better than they do each other.
    • Zig-Zagged in the case of Sally, Charlie Brown's little sister. While she is obnoxious, brash, and demanding, and oftentimes embarrassing, Charlie Brown still adores her, even if his aggravation slips through now and then. He still takes it upon himself to help Sally with her homework and walk her to and from school, no matter how annoying she can act.

    Fan Works 
  • Technically speaking, Luna is this to Ragna in BlazBlue Alternative: Remnant. Both of them were taken in by Jubei, making them siblings by adoption. She's also envious of Ragna's closeness to their adoptive father and openly insults him to the point of the whole thing dissolving into a swearing fit where both of them yell and curse at each other. She's eventually able to get over her envy and become more polite with Ragna, though she still dislikes him.
  • In Cheat Codename, Reynold's younger brother smashes his Strong Badman figure out of spite.
  • Collection Quest has Sweetiemon/Poutmon/Ottermon, who attempted to manipulate their family with fake tears within literal minutes of being born. The Heberts love them all the same, and they do grow up as they digivolve... though they still come across as a very sassy child.
  • A Growing Affection: Hanabi becomes this to Hinata after the former's falling out with Naruto. Kakashi also describes Naruto as this.
  • A New Problem like in the original Fraz from The Brothers Flub is mentioned to be very annoyed by Guapo, he even assumed he was evil.
  • In Hatch Ya Later Ryouta steals chocolate from Nagisa and mocks her for collecting Easter Eggs.
  • From Highly Questionable Decisions, we have Ryuuko and, to a lesser extent, Nui being this to Satsuki.
  • Victoria's backstory in All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird indicates that her older brother sees her like this. Whether it's justified is uncertain; the only reason given is that he got tired of her beating him in the practice yard so he avoids her as much as possible. She very occasionally invokes the trope on purpose with her best friend, just to tease him.
  • Lana's younger sisters, Sarah and Harper, are implied to be this in Pokémon Reset Bloodlines since she wouldn't be against someone calling them "fanged little monsters".
  • In Karma in Retrograde, both Natsuo and Shouto love to lord their height over their older brother Touya, who has been reverted back to a sixteen-year-old by a de-aging Quirk. Touya is particularly miffed that wide-eyed Shouto became The Gadfly and a Deadpan Snarker who is constantly making jabs at him for laughs.
    Apparently, at some point over the last five years, his younger brother had also become a little shit.
  • In Total Drama fanfic Big Brother Blues Alejandro younger sister Melisa can stray into this territory when she argues, as none of her brothers have ever won an argument against her.
  • Equestria Girls: A Fairly Odd Friendship:
    • Zephyr Breeze to Fluttershy. She tries to be supporting to him and help him out even though she's embarrassed by his behavior; at one point, when Rainbow says she'd like to have a younger brother, an annoyed Fluttershy asks if she'd like hers. Though it's later shown she understands why he behaves the way he does and is sympathetic to him.
    • Sonata Dusk is this to her sisters, due to her sheer incompetence getting on their nerves.
  • In The Masks we Wear (JiggleWigs), Azula and Zuko, known as Jia and Lee, weren't raised as Fire Nation royalty and thus their relationship is much tamer than in canon. Instead of being a Little Sister Bully with an intense Sibling Rivalry, Jia comes off as an annoying sibling.
  • Common People:
    • Tim to Jason. He introduces himself by taking pictures of him without permission and constantly pesters on how it was to live in Crime Alley. Kid is only trying to get to know his new big brother, but it still grates on Jason's nerves.
    • He is mildly one for Dick. When Jason calls Tim a pervert for taking pictures without permission, Tim promptly turns to Dick and asks him what a pervert is, mortifying poor Dick. Later Tim tells Jason that he already knows what a pervert is.
  • Hordak and Wrong Hordak/Kadroh develop an "Aloof Big Brother/excitable little brother" dynamic with each other in Purple, Entrapta inviting Wrong Hordak/Kadroh to live with them.
  • Us and Them: In the side stories Aeris and Sephiroth's second child, Remi, seems to get this the worst as she has four younger brothers who love to antagonize her, despite her being the strongest one in the family after Sephiroth himself.
  • A Certain Droll Hivemind:
    • Misaka-18241 ends up "arguing" with Misaka-11111 by just repeating everything she says with a more mocking tone and wording.
      Misaka-11111: As a production model whose manufacture number is over seven thousand greater than mine, it is possible that she is being childish.
    • Last Order (mostly referred to by manufacture number, 20001) is active on the Network, generally as a minority opinion when the rest of the Network is in agreement about something. She complains that she has nothing to do besides float in her tank all day.

    Films — Animated 
  • Downplayed with Hiro from Big Hero 6. While he and Tadashi get along fine most of the time, Hiro's habit of illegal botfighting strains their relationship. Deconstructed when it gets both of them arrested and makes their aunt have to leave the cafe early.
  • Brave gives Princess Merida three of these — the triplets Harris, Hubert, and Hamish. They're constantly creating mischief. However, when their big sister needs them, they do step up to the plate.
  • Koda from Brother Bear initially starts off as this to Kenai after he's been transformed into a bear. However, Kenai eventually begins to warm up to Koda the longer the two remain together, and eventually Kenai starts to like having Koda as a younger brother.
  • Subverted in Frozen (2013). Anna thinks Elsa sees her as this and that's why the latter suddenly stopped wanting to play with her. The actual reason is that Elsa almost accidentally killed Anna with her ice powers when they were playing as little girls one day, and in a misguided attempt to protect Anna the trolls and their parents agreed that Anna's memory of Elsa's abilities should be wiped and the girls separated from each other until Elsa got a better handle on her powers. The shots we get from Elsa's POV in "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" show that the forced separation clearly takes an emotional toll on her, and she tries her best to reconnect with Anna in the later shorts and sequel.
  • Dash of The Incredibles fame, at least from Violet's point of view. Initially, Dash and Violet fight like antagonistic siblings resorting to using their superpowers to up the ante. Dash runs around the kitchen table at high speed slapping his sister on each pass. Violet retaliates by creating a force bubble that he runs smack into. After their adventure, this changes.
    Dash: She'd eat if we were having "Tony-loaf".
    Vi: THAT'S IT! [launches herself at Dash]
  • Sam Gillman from Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken has his tendencies to be overly nosy or confrontational with his older sister Ruby. For example, he extends his legs to try and tower Ruby in the family huddle, only for Ruby to quickly adjust down to his usual pint size. The closest he's gotten to being unbearable to Ruby was his insensitive questions about her new Kraken abilities, where Ruby impulsively threatens to strangle him with her superpowered tentacles. However, the moment Ruby gets in danger, he won't hesitate using his dodgeball skills to protect Ruby, showing that he's just as much of a Kraken Warrior as much as his mother and sister, even if he can't turn into a true giant Kraken as only the women can do so.
  • The Rugrats Movie gives the debut of Tommy's baby brother, Dil. Since he's still developing and cannot talk yet, he tends to annoy his big brother and his friends by drooling, throwing toys, and yelling. The focus of the movie is about Tommy, trying to deal with him as his big brother and learning to accept him.
  • In Song of the Sea, Ben associates his little sister Saoirse coming with his mother leaving, which causes his negative attitude towards her. Her birthday is on the anniversary of their mother's death — literally overnight, his mother disappears and in her place is a little sister. He then deals with his grief by bottling it up and taking it out on Saoirse.

    Films — Live Action 
  • The Boy Who Cried Werewolf: Hunter, with a Freudian Excuse; he used to play pranks with his mom, so continues this after she dies as a way of feeling close with her. It annoys his big sister Jordan and everyone else who gets it. He's also been suspended multiple times for pranks while at school.
  • Cyberbully has Eric Hillridge, the brother of the movie's protagonist, Taylor Hillridge. Mad at Taylor for not letting him have his own Cliquesters account, Eric hacked her profile and changed her status to something mean and demeaning, and along with the phony profile her best friend, Samantha, created, that led up to the cyberbullying campaign against Taylor, which led up to him being grounded and Taylor trying to commit suicide. Following Taylor's suicide attempt, which he, their mother, Kris, Samantha and paramedics stopped in time, Eric regretted what he did and was visibly upset of the very idea of losing his sister to suicide, which shows he genuinely cares about her.
  • Dumb Money: Keith's younger brother Kevin frequently borrows his car to do DoorDash deliveries without Keith's permission, and he also trolls his brother on Reddit as "u/Ballz". They clearly still love each other, though, and Keith mentions they didn't used to fight as much before their sister died of COVID. Keith buys Kevin a Porsche during the epilogue of the film with his stock earnings.
  • The Fallout: Amelia's extraverted, Type-A, influencer-in-training personality is a stark contrast to her moody, traumatized older sister, who would rather not deal with her.
  • David from Flight of the Navigator sees his little brother Jeff as this, and the two constantly bicker and fight in the beginning of the story. After David is knocked unconscious and mysteriously warped eight years into the future (he was actually abducted by an alien vessel all that time, and never aged due to Time Dilation), he's reunited with his family to discover that teen-aged Jeff grew up into a very cool and supportive Little Big Brother, which causes him to reevaluate their relationship and be kinder to his little bro when he's sent back to his own time at the end.
  • Harry Coleman from Freaky Friday (2003) is this to Anna. One of the first things he does in the movie is wake his sister up with an air-horn and in another scene, he's seen reading her diary to his friends while wearing her bra on his chest. But when Anna as Tess goes to Harry's parent-teacher conference, she finds out that he actually admires and looks up to her a great deal - but he doesn't want her to know since he has a little too much fun fighting with her.
  • Despite the fact they are adults, Tom Chamberlain is played this way in Gettysburg for his brother Joshua "Don't Call Me Lawrence" Chamberlain. Historical records say he was probably quite different in Real Life. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain DID call him "the little rogue" when Tom was younger, though.
  • Mikey (and his friends) is this to Brand in The Goonies. Their mother charges Brand with keeping an eye on Mikey during the day, which he's none too thrilled about. Mikey and co. escape by tying Brand to a chair and then he has to track them down. Mikey also accidentally steals Andy's First Kiss from Brand. A bit of a subversion as Mikey is the protagonist.
  • India Sweets And Spices: Alia's little brother annoys her a lot, doing things such as diving in the pool when she's there or waking her up loudly.
  • Tess is this to Libby in I Saw What You Did. She runs around when she is supposed to be resting, plays practical jokes on Libby's friend Kit, insists on tagging along when Libby and Kit go to spy on Steve, and then runs away after they get back to the house.
  • In Jurassic World, Charlie the Velociraptor is constantly whacking her sisters with her tail. Poor Echo gets three solid whacks within minutes of their introduction.
  • Just One of the Guys: Buddy. Fifteen and running on pure hormones.
  • The Knowledge: Janet is interrupted from smooching her forbidden lover Chris by her younger sister Margaret Louise, who has to be bribed into silence, and later becomes a paid lookout for them.
    Janet: All right Miss Bloody Piggy, what's it take to keep your mouth shut?
    Margaret Louise: A skateboard.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • Thor: The Dark World: Loki knows how to get under Thor's skin, irritating the heck out of his brother with his shapeshifting pranks and his snarky comments about Thor's piloting skills during their escape from Asgard. This continues into Thor: Ragnarok with Thor telling a story from their childhood where Loki shapeshifted into a snake to trick Thor into picking him up so Loki could stab him. After Loki betrays him again Thor delivers a Kirk Summation that finally convinces Loki to start cleaning up his act.
    • Black Panther: Shuri constantly goes out of her way to troll her older brother T'Challa, at one point interrupting the latter's coronation... to complain about her corset and ask to speed up the ceremony (prompting facepalming among the gathered Wakandans).
    • Black Widow: Yelena will do anything to tease her adoptive older sister Natasha, such as mocking her Three-Point Landing pose and snarking at her plans.
  • Prom Wars: Percy's preteen sister goes to A&C, complains about being a courier between him and Diana, and has a sticker that says "Girls rule: deal with it" on her bedroom door.
  • In Sixteen Candles, Sam's little brother Mike thinks it's funny when their older sister Ginny gets her period just before her wedding, and he thinks it's hilarious when he learns the entire family forgot Sam's birthday.
  • Steel Magnolias: Shelby's younger brothers Jonathan and Tommy embarrass her (and their parents). During the preparations for her wedding, neither brother does anything useful and instead get up to various hijinks like coating Shelby's wedding car with inflated condoms and helping their father Drum (who's admittedly trying to help prepare the house for the wedding) shoot firecrackers into the trees at the house. After the wedding they wind up Out of Focus.
  • Step Brothers: Derek is a rare adult example, constantly getting on the nerves of Brennan (and Dale) with his condescending, pretentious attitude.
  • Vacation: James' younger brother, Kevin, seems verbally abusive to most people, but his brother especially. In one scene he playfully suffocates James with a plastic bag.
  • X-Men Film Series:
    • X-Men: First Class: Raven is jealous of Amy, a woman with whom her foster brother Charles is flirting, so she activates her shape-shifting skill to pretend to have heterochromia. Raven knows that Charles is terrified at the prospect of his younger sister being outed as a superpowered mutant, so it forces him to abruptly end his conversation with Amy. As the siblings are walking away from the pub, Charles is exasperated at Raven for ruining his potential date.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: Alex Summers either rolls his eyes or ignores his younger brother Scott whenever the latter complains or is impolite.

  • The 39 Clues has the (admittedly VERY awesome) Dan Cahill. Even though he can be annoying sometimes, his talents, especially his Photographic Memory can come in handy. Natalie Kabra is one to her brother, Ian. While he definitely does care for her, it is said in one of the books that he doesn't "even like Natalie."
  • Rachel's sisters Jordan and Sarah in Animorphs. To be fair, Rachel is a little busy dealing with a secret alien invasion and her gradual transformation into a Blood Knight.
  • Artemis Fowl
    • During the events of The Lost Colony, Artemis gets transported to a different dimension. When he comes back, he finds out what felt like just a few hours for him, was actually three years in our dimension. He comes back to find his family has expanded in those three years, as he now has two younger twin brothers: Miles and Beckett Fowl. He seems to love them — as much as Artemis can show love, at least — but they do make him feel a little frustrated when he's trying to instruct the three-year-olds in modern languages, and they seem more interested in worms and calling each other "simple-toon."
    • Also Juliet to Butler in the first book, before she Took a Level in Badass.
    • Captain (later Major, later Commander) Trouble Kelp is the LEP's "Golden Boy" for a reason. Corporal Grub Kelp is named "Grub" for a reason. The latter may involve filing complaints about hangnails and saying "Mommy said" on the battlefield.
  • The Baby-Sitters Club:
    • David Michael and Karen, for Kristy. It's worth noting that Karen annoys the readers more than Kristy — Kristy and Karen are just different enough to get along and just far apart enough in age that their similarities (namely, being bossy and stubborn) don't come into conflict since Karen hero-worships her stepsister. It also helps that they only live together half the time, at most.
    • Dawn's brother Jeff sometimes qualifies as this, Depending on the Writer.
    • All seven of Mallory's siblings qualify, at least once in a while. The triplets are arguably the most guilty of the trope, but even Vanessa — easily the least annoying — has her moments, too.
  • In The Big Wave, Kino's younger sister Setsu plays pranks and hides his things.
  • A Certain Magical Index:
    • Mikoto's cloned sisters, who are younger than her chronologically, if not in appearance, sometimes troll her, and one of them once stole her ice cream.
      10032: It is a big sister's duty to listen to the selfishness of her younger sister, Misaka says as she applies brainwashing to a young girl.
    • The Sisters themselves have this dynamic with their "administrator", Last Order, who is physically younger than they are, and is hyperactive, impulsive, and can sometimes be rather irritating. Witness Misaka 10032's reaction to Last Order stealing her electro-vision goggles — she cocks her Airsoft gun and goes on the hunt.
  • In Jeramey Kraatz's The Cloak Society, Misty has her moments of this, especially when she insists that being ten and having less training will not keep her out of the fight.
  • Tom Spaulding can occasionally be this to his older brother Doug in Dandelion Wine.
  • Darcy And Gran Dont Like Babies: The reason Darcy doesn't like her baby brother is because she thinks he's stinky and ugly.
  • Manny of Diary of a Wimpy Kid is practically the human incarnation of this trope. If he lived in any of your families, chances are he wouldn't survive preschool without being the victim of fratricide.
  • Elizabeth from Dogs Don't Talk is two years younger than Ben and tattles on him at every opportunity.
  • Brianna in Dork Diaries is often this to Nikki at times.
  • Durarara!! reveals that Orihara Izaya, of all people, has a pair of teenaged twin sisters named Mairu and Kururi, whom he abhors. Of course, this seems only to concern him because everyone else likes his twin sisters over him: they're a little off their rockers, but as long as you don't upset them, they're fairly sweet and even Moe. Even his sworn rival Shizuo thinks so.
  • The title character of Franny K. Stein is often irritated by her younger brother Freddy, to the point that Frantastic Voyage even describes him as a pest.
  • Fudge, in Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing and its sequels by Judy Blume, makes more trouble than any character in the series, but almost never gets told off for it. Not even after he eats Peter's turtle on purpose. Peter is the narrative character, so his perspective is a little biased... but not by much. Tootsie, the boys' baby sister, generally averts the trope if only because she's too small to be much of a nuisance.
  • Galaxy of Fear's protagonists are a thirteen-year-old girl and her twelve-year-old brother. Mostly they get along well, but when Tash is approaching fourteen and trying to be grown up, she finds Zak amazingly annoying.
  • Thomas to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in Gods and Generals and The Killer Angels, mildly. Mainly because he keeps addressing his brother the colonel by name instead of rank or "sir."
  • Nearly every Goosebumps protagonist has one. Special mention to Tara from "The Cuckoo Clock of Doom" who is accidentally erased from history by her brother's time-traveling. He realizes that he could theoretically go back and fix things, and maybe he will. Maybe.
  • Timmi from Grass and Sky thinks her little sister Rebecca is an annoying brat, and their parents are way too indulgent of her.
  • Harry Potter: even though Fred and George are older than Ron, they still fill this trope for him. They are the Class Clowns of Hogwarts, after all. However, they seem to think of Ron as this trope as well. Percy, likewise, thinks the same of every sibling younger than him, with equally mutual feelings, and Percy is also seen as this by his two older brothers. Ginny is a more direct example for Ron, though she's more likely to bring out his Big Brother Instinct than to actually annoy him very much.
  • Kyon's sister in Haruhi Suzumiya approaches this sometimes. More often she's just how kids her age are... sometimes a little annoying, sometimes cute.
  • In Heart In Hand, although it's made clear that they do have a good relationship with each other, Darryl's sister Brynn embarrasses and teases him, often teaming up with his teammates or Alex.
  • Henry Huggins introduces Ramona, the annoying little sister of Henry's pal Beezus. Beezus often has to watch Ramona while hanging out with Henry, causing her to be this trope not only to Beezus herself but also to Henry (who is an only child).
  • Gary from In Two Worlds is very smug about the fact that Anthony is severely autistic and he is not, especially as a young child.
  • It's Not the End of the World: Karen has one in Amy, who is forever telling jokes and riddles and is often the only one laughing at them.
  • Lucy is David's Annoying Younger Sibling from The Last Dragon Chronicles. Although not biologically related not in one of the universes, anyway..., she pesters him into helping her, corners him into listening to her, and never gives him a moment of quiet. This all ties into them forming their Intergenerational Friendship as a result.
  • Middle School: Rafe's younger sister, Georgia. He describes her as "my super-nosy, super-obnoxious, super-brat sister".
  • The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly: Charlie is a neat freak who keeps his comics alphabetized. His missing brother Liam used to mess them up to annoy him.
  • The titular character in the My Naughty Little Sister stories. The protagonist recounts all the trouble her naughty little sister got into, and sometimes got her into.
  • Bobby is this to Michelle in One Fat Summer. In the "Measure of a Man" portrayed Connie Marino as this as well for Pete Marino.
  • A picture book by Blume called The Pain and the Great One talks about this trope and its opposite from either's perspective. The older girl resents her younger brother for irritating her and not having as many responsibilities. The younger brother resents his older sister because she can do more and shows it off. Both consider themselves The Unfavorite.
  • In The Pants Project, Liv's little brother Enzo's first reaction to seeing him in a skirt is to burst out laughing and shout, "You look ridiculous!" Liv thinks, "Little brothers can always be counted on to reach peak levels of annoying at exactly the wrong moment."
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians
    • Several Greek gods act like this. Most notably, Apollo is this to Artemis, although she can't really call him her annoying younger brother since they're twins.note 
    • Nico di Angelo has this vibe early in The Titan's Curse. He's clingy, asks lots of questions, and is obsessed with the Mythomagic card game. Big sister Bianca loves him, but as they're orphans, she's tired of being joined at the hip with him and jumps at the chance to be an immortal Hunter of Artemis once she's assured that he'll be taken care of at Camp Half-Blood. Then she dies. Nico doesn't take it well.
    • Sadie Kane of The Kane Chronicles (by the same author) has to be one of the most annoying younger siblings of all time — and the most dangerous.
    • In The Trials of Apollo, Apollo explicitly considers Dionysus as this, feeling that he's always following him around and imitating him for attention.
      Apollo: You know the type. You're a god. Your little brother pesters Dad to make him a god, too, even though being a god is supposed to be your thing. You have a nice chariot pulled by fiery horses. Your little brother insists on getting his own chariot pulled by leopards. You lay waste to the Greek armies at Troy. Your little brother decides to invade India. Pretty typical stuff.
  • Sorata's little sister Yuuko in The Pet Girl of Sakurasou visits Sorata at a most inopportune time (just when he was waiting for the results of his video game thesis) to pester him with questions regarding school life after some out-of-context conversation with their mother over Sorata's relationship with Mashiro.
  • Sophie is the annoying younger sister of the title character in Planet Tad, a regular feature in MAD, later released as a book.
  • The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks: Norman, to Michael, because they're polar opposites — Michael's a slob, while Norman's a neatness nut who's always nagging him to clean (and is always talking or singing when Michael just wants some peace and quiet). And they have to share a room to boot.
  • Point Horror Unleashed subverts this in books featuring younger siblings to the protagonists.
    • Scissorman: Stu and Jane find their younger stepbrother Peter to be annoying because he's well mannered and does as his mother asks him so they refer to him as a 'swot' and bully him relentlessly. He goes from this trope to Creepy Child when strange things start happening around the home.
    • The Bogle: Peter finds his young brother Johnny to be mildly annoying due to him being easily scared and upset. However, he really does care for his brother and is outright distraught when the Bogle gets him, doing whatever is necessary to lift the curse.
    • The Hanging Tree: Willow's younger brother Blue seems annoying but that is because he's too young to understand the dangers around him and Willow is pretty much Promoted to Parent due to their mother being an absent minded New Age Retro Hippie.
  • The three youngest Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice. Mary is a Know-Nothing Know-It-All; Kitty is an easily led ditz; and Lydia, the youngest and most annoying of all, is a shallow, air-headed brat with no manners and no concern for anyone else. (It doesn't help that she's her mother's favorite and gets away with a lot.)
  • Poor Anastasia in Prince Charming has to put up with her spoiled younger brother, Prince Dmitriv (though he's not The Evil Prince). He expects her to rescue him from all the simpering young ladies he has caused to fall in love with him. And then he expects her help when he falls in love.
  • Riley McDaniels: Riley's younger brother Coy is a Teacher's Pet who is quick to lecture or aggravate Riley.
  • In The Savannah Reid Mysteries, all of Savannah's younger siblings except Waycross and Alma.
  • Sense and Sensibility: Marianne to Elinor, although Elinor has much more affection for Marianne than the trope implies. Their youngest sister, Margaret, is rarely annoying — and indeed has so little presence in the story that her existence is often forgotten; she does, however, have one moment of fulfilling the trope. When Mrs. Jennings asks for information about Elinor's Love Interest, Margaret innocently obliges.
  • They're not children, but Maedhros and Maglor from The Silmarillion have really annoying younger brothers. Well. Not so much annoying as liable to start a war with everyone, including their own family and supposed allies.
  • Averted in Summers at Castle Auburn. Corie has many traits that her proper older sister could find very irritating, such as being a curious, cheeky, nosy tomboy; but Elisandra not only doesn't mind, she loves Corie specifically because of those things.
  • The Sunne in Splendour:
    • Edmund, Earl of Rutland finds his little brother, the shy, observant Richard, Duke of Gloucester to be an annoyance, especially when the boy gets lost and turns their castle upside-down. But he softens toward him. Later, their oldest brother Ned dotes on Richard while finding their brother George, Duke of Clarence, who is preening and arrogant and a Big Brother Bully to Richard and an inept Evil Prince to be extremely annoying.
    • Anne Neville is this to her older sister Isabel, although this is portrayed as Anne and Isabel being frightened at war raging around them with Anne trying to seek comfort from her big sister and her sister lashing out. She grows out of it, while George does not grow out of his resentment for Richard.
  • T*A*C*K: Holly, Toria's little sister, who taunts Toria by calling her "Vicki", teasing her big sister that she and Will are boyfriend and girlfriend, and using her cuteness to get what she wants.
  • Tiffany Aching's younger brother, Wentworth, in The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. He gets better as he grows older, though.
  • The Winnie Years: Ty is often annoying to Winnie, though they generally get along well.
  • Dairine of the Young Wizards series serves as Nita's annoying younger sibling, albeit a younger sibling who's annoying because she's actually smarter and stronger than her older sister and eventually even a more powerful wizard.
  • Yours Truly: Truly finds that Lauren is starting to become this when the latter starts sticking her nose in Truly's business regarding her investigation of the sap harvest sabotage, as well as the diary belonging to their ancestor.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Although both characters are adults, Juan is still a nuisance to Cesare in The Borgias. It doesn't help that Juan gets to be a soldier (as Cesare always wanted to be) and is heir to the family estate while Cesare, though older, and far more competent, has to follow in his father's footsteps by becoming a Cardinal. But on top of that, Juan's really, really aggravating. Hardly surprising that it ends with a full-scale Cain and Abel situation, with Cesare murdering Juan and dumping his corpse in the river.
  • The Brady Bunch: While in most episodes the siblings got along, there were a few whose plotlines fit the trope:
    • "The Tattletale", where Cindy seeks attention by ratting out her siblings. Mike and Carol counsel her several times on her behavior and warn her to stop. In the end, Cindy doesn't want to rat out Tiger when he swipes out a claim voucher that would allow Alice to pick up her stereo. (The subplot saw Alice enter a jingle contest for an electronics store, and she won.) It is unknown if other more serious instances where Cindy would be expected to tell the truth — i.e., witnessing the mailman behaving inappropriately with one of her sisters — but suppresses it for fear of being punished by her parents, were considered for this episode. This episode was filmed in the fall of 1970 and the network likely would have been nervous about airing such a plotline in a family-friendly time spot, hence the seemingly awkward subplot using the by-now nearly forgotten Tiger (in his last appearance, after making sporadic appearances over the previous year or so).
    • "The Teeter-Totter Caper", at the end of 1971, when Bobby and Cindy — already having not been invited to their Aunt Gertrude's wedding — want to help their older siblings but are told to stay out of the way. (The older siblings telling Bobby and Cindy to go away because they're being annoying isn't seen on camera, but it is referenced by the downbeat pair of youngest siblings.) Mike tells the two that perhaps there are times where their help isn't necessarily needed or wanted and they should find something to do, leading to the main plot of the youngest Brady siblings setting out to prove they aren't annoying younger siblings... by setting out to break a world teeter-totter record.
    • "The Big Bet", a 1972 episode where Bobby annoys Greg at every turn. To get him to go away, Greg says in jest that he could do twice as many pull-ups as Bobby, not counting on Bobby demanding that he put up or shut up. Bobby eventually backs Greg into a corner by demanding a bet – the loser does whatever the winner says. When Greg loses, Bobby decides to tag along on Greg's big date with Rachel. In addition to acting like a cock block, Bobby annoys Greg (and Rachel) at every turn by making stupid demands and comments at a drive-in movie. One of those demands includes putting up the top of the convertible ("It might rain," declares Bobby) ... and the annoying tyke tearing a hole in the roof when he forgets to put an umbrella away.
    • "Law and Disorder" — Bobby is named Safety Monitor at school, a position which entrusts students with good behavior records in helping enforce school rules (in essence, the students police themselves). The trope comes into play when he tries to carry over his authority to home, where he spies on his siblings and tells them he plans to tell Mom and Dad. (For instance, he sees Greg come home late from a date, refusing to let him explain that Greg had waited with his date at her home until her parents returned; or Alice — a non-sibling, but still — setting out aerosol cans with the rest of the garbage, not letting her explain that the waste collector had a new policy on how trash should be sorted.) Mike and Carol eventually find out and counsel Bobby, telling him in no uncertain terms that he had better knock off his behavior.
    • "You Can't Win Them All", where Cindy — having won her way on a local College Bowl-type game show (modeled into a version for older elementary-school students) — gets an inflated ego and annoys her siblings about being the next big star. Naturally, she gets her comeuppance in the end when she suffers from stage fright.
    • "Never Too Young", where Cindy (again!) is the annoying pest. This time, having (unbeknownst to Bobby) witnessed a classmate named Millicent (Melissa Sue Anderson, in an early TV role) kiss Bobby on the cheek for defending her at school, Cindy annoys her siblings by singing, "I've got a secret! I've got a secret!"
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Buffy thinks of Dawn as a burden to be endured quite often, and not only because of the usual younger sister nonsense.
    • Anya's relationship with Willow is meant to be like this; despite being thousands of years older than Willow, Anya's more naive and immature, which Willow is frequently annoyed by.
  • Clarissa Explains It All has Ferguson, with whom Clarissa has such an antagonistic relationship that they have pictures of one another on their bedroom doors — with "no" symbols superimposed on top.
  • Cobra Kai: Samanatha LaRusso's brother Anthony is a Spoiled Brat who delights in bothering her and adding fuel to the flames whenever she gets in trouble. Character Development in Seasons 4 and 5 sheds him of it.
  • In The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Brea comes off as this especially for Seladon, who believes she's been spoiled and thus, doesn't take her royal duties seriously.
  • Disney Channel loves this trope, so much so that almost all of its live-action shows have at least one. Examples:
    • Jackson from Hannah Montana functions as an Annoying Younger Sibling; although technically he's older than Miley, much is made of him looking and acting younger.
    • Matt from Lizzie McGuire, who to some is actually much cooler than Lizzie. But to be fair, like most of Disney Channel tween show protagonists, she was designed to be a loser.
    • Pim from Phil of the Future wasn't just as annoying. Although she enjoys pulling pranks on many people, mainly on her brother Phil.
    • Flynn from Shake it Up, combined with Only Sane Man in his family and the rest of the cast.
    • Bret and Chet from Best Friends Whenever are annoying to their older sister Shelby and even her best friend Cyd.
    • Louis Stevens in Even Stevens is the youngest of the family who, more often than not, causes trouble for the rest of the family, especially Ren.
    • Then there's Raven's brother Cory in That's So Raven, who would often devise ways to scam others (including his own family) out of their money, being the money-hungry maniac he is.
    • In Wizards of Waverly Place, Alex Russo is considered this by her older, overachieving brother, Justin, whom she loves to make fun of. She is basically the Cain to Justin's Abel. Both Justin and Alex also have a similar attitude towards their younger brother, Max, who is also an underachiever like his sister and a Cloud Cuckoolander besides.
  • Doctor Who: Yasmin Khan's younger sister Sonya. In "The Ghost Monument", Yaz mentions Sonya is trying to get her to move out so she can have her room. When Sonya appears in "Arachnids in the UK", she constantly needles Yaz about being Married to the Job.
  • Megan of Drake & Josh isn't just annoying... she's evil.
  • Tonya from Everybody Hates Chris can be this to both Chris and Drew, but mostly Chris.
  • In the French instructional series French in Action, chocolate-scoffing Marie-Laure, sister to Mireille, fits this trope to a tee. Her major function is to irritate Mireille, while somehow charming everyone else around her.
  • Stephanie was this to D.J. on Full House, especially when the two were younger and shared a room. Once Michelle got old enough, she turned into this for Stephanie, and occasionally to D.J. too.
  • Friends:
  • Game of Thrones:
    • According to his 'confession' before the court at the Vale of Arryn, Tyrion Lannister was this in his younger days. He stole clothes, put goat shit in his uncle's boots, and "milked his eel" into a pot of stew.
      "When I was twelve, I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew. I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage, I made the bald man cry! INTO THE TURTLE STEW! Which I do believe my sister ate! Or at least, I hope she did!"
    • Arya Stark threw food at Sansa at a feast, filled her mattress with sheep dung whenever she was angry with her (which happened to be all the time), and constantly embarrassed her by acting 'unladylike'.
    • Played with towards Arya and Gendry, who becomes something of a substitute brother and he looks out for her, and she obliges by constantly exasperating him. That said, she also has his back and even persuades the Gold Cloaks that he's already been killed so they can stop hunting him down.
      Gendry: How can someone so small be such a huge pain in my arse?
    • After their Big Damn Reunion in Season 6, Sansa apologizes to Jon for being an arse to him as a child. We only have her word for this, though, as they were never seen interacting beforehand.
  • Max to Carmen in The George Lopez Show.
  • H₂O: Just Add Water: Cleo's younger sister Kim is a rather extreme case. Elliott, Emma's brother, is an aversion as he is usually nice, friendly and 'squeaky clean' (Rikki's words).
  • A regular character in Harry Enfield's Television Programme was Little Brother, a.k.a. Kevin, a hyperactive attention-seeking pre-teen who was constantly irritating and getting under the feet of his older brother and parents. In the first episode of the re-titled Harry Enfield And Chums, at midnight on his thirteenth birthday, he abruptly transformed into his much worse (and much better-remembered) incarnation: Kevin the Teenager.
  • Henry Danger has Piper, Henry's younger sister who is very high strung and impatient, especially when she doesn't get her own way.
  • Jerome seems to feel this way about Poppy in the second season of House of Anubis. She has his manipulative skills and knows how to use them, which causes a bit of riff between them, at least until their relationship with their father brings them closer as well.
  • How I Met Your Mother features Ted's little sister, Heather, in one episode. Ted thinks that she's very irresponsible and recalls that when she visited him in New York, she sold his furniture from his apartment just to buy tickets for a Nine Inch Nails concert in Spain. When they meet again, Heather swears that she's having a change of heart but Ted doesn't believe it at first until at the end of the episode where he helps her settle down in the city.
  • I'm Telling!, a kiddie variant of The Newlywed Game that aired on NBC's Saturday morning schedule in 1987-1988; this show lived on pairing older children and their annoying younger siblings, with many of the questions stylized to play upon this trope (not to mention begin arguments). Bob Eubanks-wannabe Laurie Faso (yep, he was a "he") was the host of this pale clone of the real thing. Audiences didn't care for it and it didn't survive past one season. The child contestants (all ages 8-16, and stereotypical even by late-1980s standards) had to be embarrassed when it showed up in reruns on the Family Channel from 1994-1996.
  • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Nico Saiba is the very annoying adoptive sister of Taiga Hanaya. She doesn't have a very well-seated sense of self-preservation, nags on him and messes up his attempts to be a brooding tough guy. This is partially because she's a brat and a Troll. The other part is down to the fact that she's trying to dote on him, but he doesn't exactly take it well, pressing her into doing so in a way that involves plenty of hard knocks and awws.
  • Katie Morag: Katie Morag sees Liam as this sometimes, to the point that she even makes a wish on a standing stone for him to be less annoying. By the end of that episode, she learns that little brothers aren't so bad after all.
  • Kenan & Kel had Kenan's kid sister Kyra, whose only role was to annoy her brother and flirt with Kel.
  • The Law According to Lidia Poët: Lidia often annoys Enrico, her older brother, given her rebellious ways as she often fights social norms. He comes to understand and appreciate her more over time however.
  • From Life with Derek, we have Marti and Edwin. Although to be fair, all five get their fair share of "annoying" at times... including the older ones.
  • Little House on the Prairie has Carrie Ingalls, the third daughter of Charles and Caroline Ingalls, and in many episodes a thorn in the sides of both Mary and Laura.note  Even though Carrie didn't get the spotlight very often, there were two specific episodes where the spotlight shone on her:
    • 1976's "Little Girl Lost": During a butterfly hunting expedition, she pesters her sisters to the point they want her to go away. She does — almost permanently when she plummets down a sinkhole that leads into an old mine shaft.
    • 1978's "The Godsister", where Carrie — heartsick for her Pa (after Charles — along with Jonathan Garvey — take jobs on a telephone crew, which will bring service to Walnut Grove) — begins bothering her sisters and Albert (who by now was part of the cast), and also Nellie and Willie Olesen and Andy Garvey to play with her. When they refuse, Carrie invents a "friend" of her own: a girl named Alyssa. This episode featured both Lindsey and Sidney Greenbush (the identical twins that played Carrie) in the roles of Carrie and Alyssa.
  • Lost Love in Times: Yuan Li is one for all of his siblings, but especially for Yuan Che. He chases Yuan Che around the palace, and on one of his previous visits he took his obnoxiousness to extremes and forced Yuan Che to undress.
  • Nickelodeon's My Brother and Me had the two main characters, Dee Dee and Alfie, filling this role. Dee Dee was more of a subversion, as Alfie was more of a Big Brother Bully to him and he (and his friends) annoyed him (and his best friend) in return and Alfie and Dee Dee were the annoying siblings to oldest child Melanie.
  • It sort of is and isn't subverted in My Parents Are Aliens. Lucy due to her cleverness and, in particular, Josh with his mischievous behavior, fit the trope quite well for Mel (just as she, with her aggressive and sarcastic attitude, sort of does for them). But there is also Brian; although he's their foster father, he's able to morph into any one of the siblings at will (though usually only does it when asked) and can cause "annoying" problems in that sense. Also, since he and Sophie are not from planet Earth, the role of an adult using experience to explain things to a clueless child is generally reversed from the parents to the children throughout.
  • Played with in Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn. Dawn, who is the oldest (by four seconds as she brags), finds her brothers annoying at times.
    Dawn: I learned a lot in those four seconds.
  • In NUMB3RS, Charlie is stated to have been this to Don when they were kids, largely because Charlie, as a Child Prodigy, took up a lot of attention from their parents and occasionally made Don feel stupid by comparison.
  • On My Block subverts this with Ruby Martinez and his older brother Mario. When they were younger Mario hated how Ruby always wanted to hang out with him and imitate him. In the present day, Mario admits that he was wrong to feel that way because Ruby was actually a pretty cool kid and tells Ruby that he wishes he had been nicer to him in the past.
  • Princess Silver: Wu Yu's impulsive behaviour and inability to keep his mouth shut make him this for Wu You. Especially when Wu Yu hangs around while Wu You is trying to get some time alone with Rong Le.
  • Radio Enfer: Maria has a brother who fits this trope and appears at the end of a Season 1 episode where Carl tries to get a date with her. Carl ends up having to babysit the younger brother while Maria goes on a date with some other guy, much to Carl's disappointment.
  • Schitt's Creek: Alexis Rose gets on her brother David's last nerve, especially when she tries to "help" around his store or won't tidy up their shared room. When they were younger, David worried about her globe-trotting adventures and found her shallowness annoying, but he always loved her.
  • Stranger Things:
    • Making fun of Lucas for being a nerd seems to be Erica's mission in life. She unknowingly seriously undermines Dustin's "Code Red" call because to her, it's just more of her brother's nerdy stuff. In the third season, she learns the truth, joins the heroes, and begins to grow as a character.
    • Suzie's little brother shoots fake arrows at visitors and messes with the breaker box regularly, shutting off power to the house. His siblings and father all find this last bit annoying.
  • On The Vampire Diaries, most of the Mikaelson siblings are this. Klaus constantly upsets and aggravates his big brother Elijah, while Rebekah annoys Klaus, and Kol gets on absolutely everyone's nerves.
  • Supernanny: Several examples of this in families, but one notable example in "The Young Family" is Shermie and Shelby to 13-year old Dylan. They constantly invade his room and touch his things, and he feels like he has to be a parent to them over his actual parents.
  • Young Dracula
    • Vlad fits the trope for Ingrid, just as she, though older, covers the "annoying" bit for him: he doesn't want to be a vampire but is still favoured by his father, and she does want to be one but is ignored. Olga, although she is a cousin rather than a sibling of theirs, likewise fits the trope for Ingrid because of her competitive streak.
    • Vlad's friend Robin Branaugh, due to his semi-Gothic persona and obsession with vampires, is something of an annoyance to his elder siblings Ian and Paul (and vice versa); although his sister Chloe is younger, her brothers tend to fit this trope for her, since she is generally more mature and academically bright.
  • In The Umbrella Academy (2019), technically the Hargreeves siblings are all the same age, but given their father's enforcement of a strict hierarchy between them and their wildly differing levels of maturity, their dynamic rarely plays out that way, and Addled Addict Klaus mostly fills the annoying Tagalong Kid role in his siblings' eyes. Though he's a genuinely nice person, his attention-seeking antics and Motor Mouth tendencies, added to the facts that he's almost constantly high and can be very immature, so he tends to be the Butt-Monkey of the group who no one trusts with anything important.... With good reason. Vanya is also initially seen as this in the first season, as her siblings were very angry at her publishing of her autobiography and they were raised to think of her as less than for her apparent lack of superpowers. It somewhat shifts to outright fear of her given the reveal of her extremely dangerous abilities.

    Stand-Up Comedy 
  • Bill Cosby has a routine called "My Brother Russell," revolving around a terrible night trying to sleep in the same bed as his youngest sibling. Cosby actually had several of these, including one where Russell would tell his parents Bill had set him on fire.
  • Comedian and TV presenter Russell Howard gets a lot of his on-stage mileage out of his younger brother Daniel and his antics.

  • The Nutcracker has Clara/Marie's rowdy brother Fritz, who breaks her new nutcracker doll just minutes after she receives it. Whether he does it accidentally or on purpose varies between productions. In the original book he's actually the older sibling (though only by a year), but most productions of the ballet use this trope and make him younger.

    Video Games 
  • ANNO: Mutationem: Castor's personal notes mentions his annoyance with his sister, Melissa. He finds her as a little deviant since she refuses to talk and is always making a mess of his experiments with her ice powers.
  • In BlazBlue, Jin played this trope when he was a child. Jin was described as a "crybaby", being sensitive and extremely attached to Ragna. He was often jealous of the attention that Saya was shown and would cry whenever Ragna was ill. He was also terrified of the moon, thinking it would crash at any second. It's easy to see why Ragna got so annoyed with him and paid more attention to Saya.
  • Implied to have been the case with Dante and Vergil in Devil May Cry. In a diary entry in Devil May Cry 5, Vergil, the older twin, remarked that he and Dante fight over things often and he has to write his name on things to make them "truly his". He has no issues returning the favor when they're older, though.
    Vergil: Give that to me.
    Dante: No way, you've got your own.
    Vergil: Well, I want yours, too.
  • In Don't Starve Together, examining a loudly-squeaking Mandrake as Winona prompts her to say, "This is exactly what having a younger sister is like." Data mining reveals Charlie the Night Creature providing her own commentary on the characters' lines; she's clearly peeved by this one and dares Winona to say it to her face.
  • Dragon Age:
    • Seen in Dragon Age: Origins in the Dwarf Noble origin. The player character's younger brother Bhelen isn't just annoying, he's murderous - but until that happens, he merely comes across as this trope. Their older brother, Trian, treats the player character as being this (out of jealousy); it's up to the player whether or not it's justified. The other two origins which give the player character older siblings (Dwarf Commoner and Human Noble) both avert the trope, as their older siblings care for them greatly no matter how the player chooses to have the character behave.
    • Dragon Age II gives the protagonist Hawke a pair of younger twin siblings, Carver and Bethany. Only one survives the prologue. If it's Bethany, the game largely averts the trope; Carver plays it straight, as he acts out due to feeling like he's stuck in his older sibling's shadow.
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition reveals that former Templar Cullen was sometimes this in his younger days for his big sister Mia, though he stresses that she was every bit as annoying right back. Now in adulthood, the main thing he does that annoys her is to not write as often as she feels he should (and, if he's romanced, to not give sufficient details when he does write). When he does speak of her and their other siblings, it's usually with great fondness.
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has Luthier and his younger sister Delthea, who frequently mocks her older brother and slacks off on her training, much to his frustration as she's gifted with incredible magic power that she inherited but puts no effort into honing, while he trains very hard but simply doesn't have the raw talent that she does.
    • The game also has Est, who has been captured by pirates and her older sisters Palla and Catria join Celica's party in an attempt to rescue her. When they do, they scold her over her recklessness.
  • Grand Theft Auto has two notable M-Rated examples:
  • In Hades, the titular Lord of the Underworld gets very annoyed when the subject of his younger brothers Poseidon and Zeus is broached.
  • In Life Is Strange 2, this is how Sean Diaz sees his brother Daniel, at least during the prologue. While he doesn't dislike his brother by any means, it's clear that Sean is annoyed by Daniel, as evidenced by the former forcing the latter out of his bedroom. It ends up being Played for Drama, as their sibling rivalry is one of many factors that ultimately caused the tragedy to play out in the way that it did.
    Sean: Daniel wanted to play zombie and of course I told him to get lost. (...) It's all my fucking fault. All I had to do was play with Daniel, and Dad would still be alive.
  • Inverted in Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy with Cloudcuckoolander Et being the source of irritation for her Closer to Earth younger brother Enna.
  • Blanc from Neptunia has to deal with two annoying younger siblings, Ram and Rom. Ram is an extroverted, mischievous little brat; Rom is a timid and shy girl, but she helps Ram pull her pranks on Blanc.
  • Soulcalibur III: Though they aren't related, Seong Mina regards her student, Yun Seong, as a younger sibling. But he's pigheaded and won't listen to reason, despite her warnings concerning Soul Edge. So she takes upon herself to knock some sense into him and drag him back to her father's dojo.
  • w0rd 0N 7h3 S7R337: Your little sister Sophie keeps trying to rope you into making you brush her dollies’ hair.
    Visual Novels 

    Web Animation 

  • The Cyantian Chronicles: During Akaelae, Darius and little brother Ravon. During Campus Safari, Darius and little sisters Tae and Kea. Inversion: Quinn is older than Collin, but still manages to be an annoying little sister to his levelheaded "older" brother.
  • Dr. Frost: How some of Seon's relationship with her younger sister, Seol, can come off as. However, it isn't played for laughs, as some of Seol's tendencies that make this trope (such as stealing away guys Seon is interested in) are a result of her borderline personality disorder.
  • Eerie Cuties: Layla's kid sister, Nina, ranges from embarrassing, to infuriatingly thoughtless at times - with the worst instance being when she plotted to steal Layla's body, offered to let Blair feel her up, then used it to go on a date with Layla's boyfriend, Kade just because Layla poked fun at her.
  • In Forest Hill, Paz's quiet nature and quick-thinking tends to drive his older brother crazy.
  • Furry Experience: Diana has a tendency to take things without asking, feeling her "special projects" justify it, which gets on her older brother Brian's nerves as well as their mother's.
  • Jiminez Hoffman from Girl Genius is a Good Is Dumb Genius Ditz habitual hero, who frequently seems to attract trouble and whose list of exploits repeatedly rescuing Paris rivals that of the Heterodyne Boys. This annoys his older brother Aldin to no end because he invariably gets roped into these adventures when he would much prefer a quiet life working for the Incorruptible Library. Also, while not technically related, Colette Voltaire straight-up says that she views Jim as one of these.
  • In The Handbook of Heroes, Fighter's player has a younger brother named Jeremy, who he finds annoying; he particularly dislikes Jeremy's insistence on playing a dragon character. After Fighter kills Jeremy's character, Jeremy switches to playing with his own group of friends in all-dragon group of characters.
  • Magick Chicks: Tiffany is frequently irritated by her kid brother, Dusky:
    • She doesn't approve of him participating in breastplate raids at her school, especially since the guys at Apollo treat it as a game at the girls' expense.
    • One of the bonus stories in the print edition of Vol.4 reveals he has a habit of walking in on her, during her morning workout — which she does naked.
    • Also lampshaded in a bonus story for Eerie Cuties, where she brings him with her to the beach on a monster hunting expedition, though he keeps insisting there aren't any. And when Tracy Milligan shows up, Tiffany tries to ignore her - except Dusky fails to take the hint.
  • Orange Marmalade has Ma-ri's younger brother, Joseph, a bratty half-pint vampire kid who causes her family to move several times by blowing their cover. Doesn't stop Ma-ri from falling into a Pet the Dog moment with him every once in a while. Every once in a long while.
  • Julia Greenhilt, little sister to Roy from The Order of the Stick, is the bratty teenage version; she's 12 years his junior, but still manages to annoy him by being mouthy, an Attention Whore, and dressing in Stripperiffic clothes. Despite all this, it's clear they really do love each other.
  • Timulty in Ozy and Millie is Avery's Annoying Younger Sibling, though he's portrayed much more sympathetically than a lot of these examples, perhaps because Avery has a tendency to be a rather unsympathetic character...
  • In Punderworld, Zeus is portrayed as a wannabe wingman who is a little too interested that his brother Hades is finally pursuing a relationship.
  • Rosebuds: Maria is this to Rosa as the former frequently pesters the latter, resulting in the latter biting back.
  • In Savestate, Kade is only three minutes younger than twin sister Nicole, but he's still very annoying to her at times.
  • Zoe's sister Min from Sluggy Freelance. She seems to be a pretty cool person most of the time but becomes ultra-annoying when she goes into Stalker with a Crush mode (mainly focused on Riff).
  • Sticky Dilly Buns: What happens when you leave a smart, introverted kid sister at home from whom you’ve become rather distant since you hit your teens, and you see little of her for several years — but you ask her to keep your ensuing career as a porn star secret from your parents for most of that time? If you’re Amber Larose, you get Ruby Larose showing up on your doorstep. She may look a bit old to be an annoying kid sister, but she's going to try anyway.

    Web Original 
  • Kittisaurus has Lulu, the youngest of Claire's cats (until 2020 that is), frequently pounce, punch, chase and fight the other cats; most notably DD and Momo. He gets a taste of his own medicine when Nana, Toto and Dodo come along. Nana constantly tries to befriend him, Dodo often punches him and Toto does everything he can to get Lulu to play. (And in one video he milks Lulu after Nana refuses to nurse him and his brother anymore.)
  • Subverted with The Nostalgia Critic. While he is annoying, his big brother The Other Guy slaps him around and controls him for no reason other than for fun.
  • Eric from Pretty Much It plays up his high energy and inappropriate humor whenever recording a commentary with his older sister Jillian, resulting in her being completely mortified (and, usually, laughing).
  • Sam & Mickey
    • Chelsea falls under this when the others tire of her long stories about her classmates.
    • Ken's self-centered, freeloading, sexist brother Tommy acts so obnoxiously that Barbie and Ken spent years hiding his existence from their daughters/Barbie's "little sisters". Mattel even hired a cute (by Chelsea's standards) little boy, Toby Templeton, to pose as Ken's "baby brother Tommy" in commercials.
  • Maybe half the main characters in the web fiction Whateley Universe have an Annoying Younger Sibling who ranges from "pretty normal but wishing he had a superpower too" (Chaka's little brother) through "bratty behavior that accidentally poisons the protagonist" (Tennyo's younger brother) all the way up to "calling out a heavily-armed squad of anti-mutant soldiers and sicking them on protagonist" (Lancer's younger brother).

    Western Animation 
  • All Grown Up!: While Tommy and Dil mostly get along, there are still quite a few times that Dil gets on Tommy's nerves.
  • Daggett Beaver of The Angry Beavers, who's technically the younger sibling by several seconds. He means well, but he's impressionable and incredibly high-strung.
  • Arthur: D.W. is a typical bratty little sister who often makes Arthur's life more difficult, either to force him to do favors for her or at times seemingly just for the fun of it. To his chagrin, all of Arthur's friends and just about everyone they meet takes a liking to her, or at least usually doesn't mind her. It's implied in "The Short, Quick Summer" that making Arthur miserable is something she considers to be her job as a little sister.
  • As Told by Ginger: Carl can sometimes be this to Ginger, particularly when his weird scientific experiments would get on Ginger's nerves. Bonus points for Hoodsey towards Dodie, as they are Carl and Ginger's respective best friends.
  • Avatar franchise:
  • Matt from Batman Beyond is a major thorn in the side to his big brother Terry, but not as bad as most of the other examples on this page. They do get plenty of cool brotherly moments together to offset the times he acts like a little hellraiser. Terry is also secretly pleased by the fact that Matt is a big fan of the new Batman.
  • Beetlejuice has a younger brother, Donny, who is completely unlike him in almost every respect. Clean, honest, friendly, and well-liked by everybody (at least at first), Donny drives BJ crazy. He adores his big brother, however, and the most annoying thing about him is that he tries very hard to push for them to have a closer relationship.
  • The titular 4-year-old in Bobby's World can come across as this at times to his brother and sister, mostly to his brother.
  • Brandy & Mr. Whiskers: Although they aren't siblings, Mr. Whiskers is a surrogate one for Brandy. He constantly acts like a fool around her and embarrasses her in front of the other animals.
  • The Brothers Flub, not only is Guapo very annoying to his older twin Fraz, he also is proud of it.
  • Caillou: Rosie bugs Caillou sometimes, though it depends on the writer. "Rosie Bothers Caillou" makes it the whole point of the episode.
  • CatDog: Dog is one to his older twin brothernote , Cat. Unfortunately for cat, they're Conjoined Twins, making it impossible for him to get away from his brother.
  • In Code Lyoko, Hiroki Ishiyama to his sister Yumi. Not just a Bratty Half-Pint, but also a Honest John in training.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door
    • Numbuh Two's little brother Tommy, who didn't make a good first impression when he caused them all to catch the flu while fighting the Common Cold due to being extremely distracting. He's only gotten worse with him assuming the mantle of "The Tommy", a vigilante adult-fighter that's more or less a Boring Failure Hero.
    • Also Numbuh 3's younger sister Mushi.
    • And Numbuh 5 herself is this to her teenage sister, Cree. Being as Cree is a teen and thus a sworn enemy of the Kids Next Door, this is an example of The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry taken literally.
    • Numbuh Four was very irritated by his baby brother's constant dancing... but it's far from the worst example.
  • Cow and Chicken: Cow has a tendency to get on her older brother Chicken's nerves.
  • Hudson from Daft Planet has a younger brother who's a real terror.
  • An interesting case in that the main character of Danny Phantom used this exact trope to get his sister Jazz to embrace her childhood (she thinks she is an adult in a teen's body), and thus get her to see a ghost only visible to children. He will at times act this way to Jazz prior to "The Ultimate Enemy", but that's because he's too old to be the typical annoying younger brother.
  • Quinn from Daria.
    • Also Sandi's younger brothers, both of whom have a Precocious Crush on Quinn. Also Brittany's younger brother Brian, though he seems to spend more time antagonizing their father.
  • Inverted in Dexter's Laboratory, where the annoying Dee Dee is actually Dexter's older sister.
  • Huxley Plunderman from D.N. Ace is this to Sloane, in addition to having it in for Ace.
  • Dorg Van Dango: Voulez Van Dango, Dorg's sister, is often a pest to her older brother.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
    • Sarah is this to Ed. While Ed cares for Sarah, he's also terrified of her because of Sarah's terrible temper and tattletale tendencies.
    • The youngest of the Kankers, May, is often a ditz who annoys her older sisters Marie and Lee.
  • Chris to Meg in Family Guy. Stewie can be this to both of them, although it is usually not as big of a deal because he's a baby. For example, Meg was only mildly annoyed when Stewie stole her gifts at her birthday party.
  • Father of the Pride: Hunter is this to Sierra.
  • Generation O!: Inverted with Molly's older brother Buzz.
  • Pistol Pete, younger sister of PJ in Goof Troop, both due to having radically different conduct and temperaments and their father's Parental Favoritism — which leads to her being allowed to take complete advantage of him.
  • Corey Riffin in Grojband is this to his bullying big sister Trina. She and Corey have an intense sibling rivalry, in which Corey drives Trina crazy by trying to get her riled up enough to write in her diary so that he can then steal it for lyrical inspiration.
  • Hey Arnold!: Timberly is this to Gerald that she frequently gets him and Arnold in trouble. It is even worse that she gets away with it.
  • Robbie Hobbie to Holly at times in Holly Hobbie and Friends, though his subplots often involve him having entirely separate adventures with his best friend Kyle.
  • In Jamie's Got Tentacles!, Erwin's younger sister Praline hates him (as well as Jamie). She sometimes plans to get both Jamie and Erwin out of the house.
  • KaBlam!: In the Life With Loopy shorts, Loopy is sometimes this to her older brother, Larry. Otherwise, they get along pretty well.
  • Kaeloo: Season 5 introduces us to Stumpy's seven younger sisters, three of whom Stumpy often gets annoyed with. There's Nombril, who spends every waking minute of her day trying to get Stumpy's attention, to the point where he is unable to sleep or go to the bathroom in peace; Cramoisie, a huge jerkass who keeps finding new ways to cause trouble for fun; and Poucave, an Immoral Journalist who spies on people to turn their secrets into newspaper articles.
  • Brianna is this to the titular character of Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, while their older brother Brad seems to regard Kick as this.
  • Ray Ray from The Life and Times of Juniper Lee is everything a little brother shouldn't be.
  • Lola is this to Lincoln in The Loud House. While Lincoln has multiple younger siblings, Lola best qualifies given that she's a classic Spoiled Brat.
    • In its spinoff series The Casagrandes, Ronnie Anne's cousin, Carl Casagrande, is this towards her from time to time, but mostly towards his older sister, Carlota, for stealing her cosmetics. Also, Ronnie Anne's new friend, Sidney Chang, has her younger sister, Adelaide.
  • Jim and Tim (the "twin dweebs," or "tweebs") in Kim Possible. They're this trope squared, which is why they're called "The Tweebs." They get better as they grow older.
  • Max and Ruby seems to be based on this trope. Granted that Ruby is VERY patient and Max is quite equally annoyed by her forcing him to do what she wants most of the time.
  • John, Chris' brother, in Monster Buster Club. He's not bratty so much as overly enthusiastic, what with his always wanting to join the MBC and all that. (The real question is why they don't let him since he gets along with everyone there and has proven himself useful doing the things they normally do.)
  • Tuck can be this to Brad in My Life as a Teenage Robot, although Brad is usually not much better to him.
  • Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic became well-intentioned but annoying siblings when they tried to help their older sisters with their work. Sweetie Belle's "help" in "Stare Master" lead to a huge mess in Rarity's workshop, all from Sweetie Belle trying to fetch a spool of ribbon. Likewise, Applebloom's "help" in "Call of the Cutie" forced Applejack to give away a bushel of apples to an annoyed customer.
  • Wirt sees Greg as this in Over the Garden Wall. Sometimes it is justified, but other times the show subverts this by making it clear that Wirt's negative feelings towards Greg are just him projecting his various insecurities unreasonably onto Greg. By the end of the series, Wirt comes to appreciate Greg more and grows his Big Brother Instinct.
  • The Owl House: Edalyn 'Eda' Clawthorne has a habit of mocking, teasing, and pranking her older sister Lilith; often treating her being provoked into responding in kind as some sort of victory. This is despite the fact that Eda is well into her forties.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • Phineas (and to a lesser extent, Ferb) were originally been intended to be this to Candace, hence why that one of the lyrics to the theme song includes "driving our sister insane". You can see remnants of this in the first episode, where Phineas is a lot snarkier and goes out of his way to antagonize his sister. But Characterisation Marches On and they're much more likely to want to help Candace out than annoy her.
    • Roger Doofenshmirtz to his older brother Heinz. Their parents always favored Roger, and he's grown up to be the attractive and popular mayor of Danville, while Heinz is a Mad Scientist whose plans always fail. Several of his plans specifically aim to embarrass or discredit Roger.
  • In The Raccoons, Lisa is often frustrated by her younger brother Bentley's obnoxious behavior in Season 5.
  • In Ready Jet Go!, Face 9000 has a little brother called Face 9001 who constantly annoys him and insists that he is the favorite child and the smarter of the two.
  • T.J. (the series protagonist) can be this to his older sister, Becky, in Recess.
  • Les Sisters: Seven-year-old Marine enjoys annoying her teenage sister Wendy for fun.
  • Space Chickens In Space:
    • Chuck was shown to be the last of his siblings to hatch and fits this to a T. He constantly annoys his siblings with his selfishness and whining. Finley told Chuck that he had to be the one who woke up Humford, being the only one annoying enough to get him out of his coma.
    • Sometimes Starley can be this to Finley, her cheerfulness and overly affectionate behavior often irritating him.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Although they’re technically not brothers, per say (disregarding the episode “Scavenger Pants”) SpongeBob (and by extension, Patrick) definitely comes across as this from Squidward’s point of view.
  • Andy from What's with Andy? can come across this to Jen, especially when his pranks often annoy her.
  • In The Wild Thornberrys, this is how Debbie Thornberry sees Eliza.
  • Christopher (to Irma) and Lillian (to Cornelia) in W.I.T.C.H. (2004). As it turns out, Lillian is actually kind of a sweetie, and only acts the way she does half the time because Cornelia is mean to her, like in the episode "A Service to The Community" as an example where Cornelia threatens to drop-kick her into the wolf pit at the zoo if she does anything to ruin her sleep.
  • WordGirl's younger brother, TJ.
  • Work It Out Wombats!: Zeke is usually well-behaved and gets along with his siblings, but he suddenly takes up this role in "Brother Day," jumping around and repeatedly asking to help his big brother Malik.
  • The X's: Truman absolutely revels in being this to his sister Tuesday, and frequently goes out of his way to pull pranks on her and get on her nerves.
  • In Zeke's Pad, Rachel is Zeke's 12-year-old annoying sister who is a drama queen, turning every moment into a gripping monologue, all for her love of the theatre.

Alternative Title(s): Annoying Younger Siblings


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