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Siblings of either gender working together as equal partners. Their business often involves ass-kicking, in which case they are likely to be Bash Brothers or Smash Sisters as well. The easiest way to tell that a sibling duo fits this trope is when they are most commonly referred as "the Surname brothers" or "the Surname sisters".

Brother–Sister Team is a gender-specific Sub-Trope. Related tropes are Badass Family (for when the whole clan is in on the ass-kicking), Super Family Team (when the whole clan has superpowers), Unrelated Brothers (a Sibling Team in professional wrestling - who aren't actually related) and Wonder Twin Powers (for twins with superpowers that only work in concert). Contrast Cain and Abel. Compare Parent-Child Team.



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    Anime & Manga 
  • Digimon:
    • Matt and T.K from Digimon Adventure are brothers. Tai's sister Kari later joins the Digidestined giving the team two sets of siblings.
    • In Digimon Tamers, Henry's little sister Suzie gets a Digimon of her own, at first much to Henry's horror. Later we have Ai and Mako, Impmon's two Tamers making Tamers the second time we have two sets of Digidestined siblings.
    • An episode of Digimon Adventure 02 had a villainous version of this tropes in the form of the Roachmon Brothers.
    • Digimon Frontier: After he is freed from Cherubimon's corruption, Koichi joins the Digidestined alongside his brother.
  • Anita King, Maggie Mui, Michelle Cheung a.k.a. The Paper Sisters in R.O.D the TV.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist:
    • The Elric brothers. They are state alchemists. Even if Al is not officially a state alchemist, they are working together as equal partners on both government missions and their personal quest for the Philosopher's Stone.
    • The homunculi are all brothers and sisters, especially so in the manga continuity and Brotherhood.
    • The Slicer Brothers.
    • In the 2003 anime, the Tringham brothers pose as the Elrics. They eventually become their allies.
  • Gohan and Goten in Dragon Ball Z they even have their own Kamehameha.
  • Delicious in Dungeon has Laios and Falin Touden, brother and sister dungeon crawlers.
  • Xia Yu sisters from Full Metal Panic!: assassins/spies. Also, Creepy Twins.
  • Kouji and Tetsuya from Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger are adoptive brothers and Humongous Mecha pilots. When they are actually fighting their enemy instead of each other, they are a force to be reckoned with.
  • Soul Eater:
  • InuYasha and his half-brother Sesshoumaru do this several times later in the manga against Naraku.
  • Naruto:
    • Gaara, Kankuro, and Temari, who are sometimes called the Sand Siblings by the fandom, after their hometown. Early on in the series, they were actually closer to a deconstruction of this trope; Temari and Kankuro were both out right terrified of Gaara and only followed him out of a mix of obligation and fear. It isn't until post Time Skip that they start following the spirit of this trope.
    • When Sasuke and Itachi meet again after Edo Tensei brought the latter back, the two team up against Kabuto.
  • N2R from Lyrical Nanoha, a unit made up of four of the Nakajima Sisters, namely Nove, Wendi, Dieci, and Cinque.
    • All twelve Numbers are sisters and a Badass Family and usually fight in teams. Uno was the Mission Control sister who is out of combat, and Sein was usually the back-up sister who helped the others if they are in trouble. Some of them formed duos, like Nove and Wendi, Quattro and Dieci, Otto and Deed, and Tre and Sette, but a third sister can join them, like Deed joined Nove and Wendi during the Grand Finale. Shortly before, there were three trios, Wendi, Otto and Deed, Tre, Sette and Nove, and Quattro, Dieci and Sein. Cinque usually has no regular partners and can fight alone, but she gave a villainous You Shall Not Pass! to protect her sisters Nove and Wendi, and she was in a team with Tre and Quattro eight years before the start of the season. The only Number who worked alone was Due, because she was an undercover agent in secret missions, and the only sister who had contact with her was Uno.
    • Also, the Liese Twins from A's, although they are twin familiars rather than a real family.
    • Erio and Caro are the adopted variant, and they never fight without the other until in ViVid. They're also a Battle Couple.
  • Natsumi and Kurumi in the Ranma ½ OAV, The One To Carry On. The former uses a rug beater to project razor-sharp freezing winds, while the other uses a hair ribbon several yards long to channel burning ki. The two sisters even have a Finishing Move Combination Attack that uses both aspects to blast their enemies away.
    • From the late manga, the sisters Pink and Link, who nearly poisoned the entire town.
    • In the anime, Shampoo's childhood friends Rinrin and Ranran.
    • From the first movie, the brothers Daikokusei and Daihakusei of the Seven Lucky Gods.
    • As a note, the three previous Sibling Teams are all twins. Seems like you can't be twins in this series without being part of a battle team.
  • Oishinbo has a pair of twin brothers who run a very successful shop together. When they decided to split up, the quality of their ramen significantly declined.
  • The Hitachiin brothers from Ouran High School Host Club are more or less inseparable twins and often partners in crime. They've also been shown beating up punks together.
  • Prowl, Sideswipe, and X-Brawn in Transformers: Robots in Disguise.
  • The Frost Brothers of Gundam X are twins with a Psychic Link that enables them to communicate telepathically no matter how far away from each other they are.
  • Fairy Tail gives us 'Demon' Mirajane, Elfman, and Lisanna. The team presumably breaks apart with the latter's death and Mirajane's retirement to Team Mom, but it later turns out that Lisanna isn't dead, and Mirajane recovers her ability to use magic, so they end up fighting alongside one another again. This is averted, though, when the S-Class Exams come and Elfman is chosen as a candidate, which means that he can choose Lisanna, who isn't a candidate, as a partner (Mirajane is already S-Class), but Lisanna instead volunteers to go with Juvia, assuming that Elfman had already teamed up with Evergreen.
  • Ikki and Shun from Saint Seiya at first started off as Cain and Abel. Finally in the last movie, Tenkai Hen~ Overture, they finally worked together. If you go by the manga, you could say that this had been happening for a long time since all the bronze Saints are half brothers with Shun and Ikki being the only full-brothers of the group.
  • Panty and Stocking from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
  • The Kongo Twins of Eyeshield 21, though Agon gets far more attention then Unsui. There's also the Gonzales brothers of the Nasa Aliens.
  • The Pichu Brothers in the Pokémon anime.
  • Magikano
  • The Borden Twins in Gedou Otome Tail.
  • The eponymous characters from Chinese anime Gourd Brothers. Seven brothers born from seven gourds on the same vine, each have one color from the rainbow. Rainbow...
  • One Piece:
    • The characters Ace and Luffy though not biological brothers, think of themselves as siblings, and are very close. They seem to be able to predict each other's moves, and from seeing them battle together in the Marineford War, (and from the filler episodes) it's known they have been fighting together for years. They also shared this bond with their other adopted brother, Sabo.
    • The Square Sisters Mozu and Kiwi, both are skilled Swordswomen.
    • There are also the DeCalvan Brothers, a pair of pirate captains and two of Whitebeard's most trusted men; and Bobby and Kelly Funk, bounty hunters who can defeat supernova-level pirates. (The latter pair is named after Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr., as seen below.)
    • The Vinsmoke siblings Reiju, Ichiji, Niji and Yonji. They even have a Combination Attack, Sanji their brother averts this wanting nothing to do with them.
      • However in the anime Sanji and Reiju do team up against villainous sibling team Charlotte Oven, Daifuku and Smoothie during The Tea Party.
  • The twins Tsuruba and Tariga Bergatt in Snow White with the Red Hair are master swordsmen who grew up fighting alongside each other, to the point that when they do split up to take out their brother they state it's the first time either of them has ever fought without the other.
  • Though they started out as deadly enemies that didn't know their true relationship, Ryuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuin from Kill la Kill eventually join forces and blossom into one of these.
  • Abo and Kado, two brothers employed by Freeza who struck out on their own following his death in Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!.
  • Attack on Titan has this in the form of (apparent?) Big Bad Duumvirate Eren and Zeke Yeager, half-brothers leading an extremist faction responsible for assassinations and other actions against the military leadership. Their fanatical followers and public support make them dangerous enough, without the added dangers of their Titan powers and ability to use the Founding Titan when together. Keeping the brothers apart becomes the Survey Corps' top priority, fearing what will happen if they are able to carry out their ultimate goal.
  • In Tamagotchi, the Spacy Brothers are a villainous example. The trio work together to one day take over Tamagotchi Planet (not that any of their attempts are successful).

    Asian Animation 
  • Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: Rolly and Raoul are two brothers who dream of being musicians together. They always work together to achieve goals. A villainous example since they're both wolves.

    Comic Books 
  • Spider-Girl plays with this a lot. Fitting for a 'verse made up of Legacy Heroes.
  • Spider-Man: Though they're not brothers in the traditional sense, Peter Parker has his clones: Ben Reilly, the first Scarlet Spider, and Kaine Parker, the second. And in the Ultimate Marvel, that world's Peter Parker has his Opposite-Sex Clone Jessica Drew.
  • Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are nothing short of this. They are in fact twins and have a very long history together, either as Magneto's Evil Brotherhood of Mutants or The Avengers.
  • The Brothers Grimm also fulfill the role as well, as villains, of course.
  • Hawk and Dove, in regards to both the original Hall Brothers (Hank and Don) and the Granger Sisters (Holly and Dawn).
  • The Fantastic Four consist of the Invisible Woman, her younger brother, the Human Torch. Also Sue's husband, Mr. Fantastic, and former beau, the Thing. In the next generation there's Sue's children, Franklin and Valeria.
  • During the rare periods when they're both alive, sane and in the same reality, Northstar and Aurora of Alpha Flight serve as a sibling team.
  • Cyclops and Havok of the X-Men have attempted this on occasion. It never lasts long.
  • Siblings rarely seem to work together as teams in the X-books generally, that also goes for Colossus and Magik, for Cannonball, Husk and the other Guthrie kids, and for Karma and her late brother Tran. Professor X and his step-brother Juggernaut even wound up as arch-enemies, and his "sister"note  Cassandra Nova is the X-Men's worst nightmare.
  • Joe, William, Jack and Averell Dalton in Lucky Luke.
  • The Double Dare sisters from Nightwing.
  • Power Pack: Four siblings—two boys and two girls.
  • The Batman comics seem to be trying to get some mileage out of the fact that Bruce Wayne has three adopted sons, a biological son, an alternate universe biological daughter, and (before the New 52 benched her) an adopted daughter:
    • Nightwing (Dick) and Robin (Tim) teamed up rather often, and when Dick stepped in for Batman the first time the two of them worked together as Batman and Robin.
    • After Bruce Wayne's "death," the new Batman and Robin were brothers by adoption Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne.
    • Batman: Gates of Gotham is built on this trope, with the sibling dynamic between Batman, Robin, Red Robin, and Black Bat juxtaposed against the sibling dynamic of the Gates brothers in the back story.
    • The War of the Robins arc of the rebooted Batman and Robin ends with a team up of the three Robin brothers, and Tim who is not their brother in the new continuity though he was prior to the reboot.
    • Red Hood and the Outlaws and Teen Titans were both rebooted by Scott Lobdell, and he seems to have taken the opportunity to establish that Jason Todd and Tim Drake, while still having some fundamental disagreements about things like killing, have a degree of respect for each other and share information.
  • Khaal: The Chronicles of a Galactic Emperor features a Villain Protagonist variant with Khaal, Dalym and Shyl, who use their combined powers to rise to power for control of a prison spaceship. Khaal eventually becomes the most dominant one ruling on his own right, but he is still dependent on his brothers to draw their powers.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: It's never discussed if they're blood related or not, however the titular turtles are a group of brothers who fight together.
  • The Relative Heroes of the DCU are all orphaned siblings, two of whom were biological and three of whom were adopted by their parents. They took off after their parents died in order to prevent the family from being split up and the fact that several of them had superpowers and a strong sense of right and wrong means that they started working as a hero group.
  • In Super Sons, Jon and Damian are frequently mistaken for one due to their similar ages and hair colors. It's a Running Gag how Jon is almost always assumed to be the older of the two simply because he's taller.
  • Wonder Woman: Diana and Donna are sometimes sisters, and usually at least sworn sisters, who work together as Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl.
  • In Motu Patlu, Motu and Patlu are a sibling duo who work together to solve whatever problem comes their way. The Nickelodeon India TV show changes this so that they are friends instead of brothers.

    Fan Works 
  • An odd case in Dungeon Keeper Ami. Ami and Tiger, who are not sisters, siblings, blood relations, or of the same species. Magical misshap, however, has made them similar in both appearence and mannerism. Later, Tiger is formally adopted into the Mizuno family, playing this trope straighter.
  • The Harmony's Warriors series has a side story featuring Pinkie Pie (a spy in this universe) going on a mission with her sister and fellow spy Marble. It also seems that when Pinkamena was the dominant personality, she tended to do assassin jobs with Limestone.
  • MLP Next Generation: Know Fear! has Lazarus and Lara, the griffon brother and sister who serve as Shadow Wing's chief Pretender agents.
  • The Mass Effect and Pacific Rim crossover Hunters of Death has John and Jane Shepard, usually fighting as a team either on the ground or in a giant robot as copilots
  • Soul Eater: Troubled Souls has quite a few examples. The most prominent one is Tsuji and Rowena Ricardsen, twin sister and brother who work very well together. The next are Vincent, Autumn, and Damon Vanderbilt - unlike the mentioned twins (bot weapon technicians), these triplets are Meister and Weapons. After them are Meredith and Olmett, again Meister and Weapon, who are probably more skilled than even the aforementioned.
  • The Frozen and Pacific Rim crossover Arctic Rim has Anna and Elsa in such a team.
  • The New Adventures of Invader Zim has Dib's new teammates, the twins Steve and Viera.
  • In Let Me Hear, the team RWBY consists of two sibling teams combined into one: half-sisters Ruby and Yang, together with adopted sisters Blake and Weiss. They train together as one team at Beacon Academy.
  • Son of the Sannin has Naruto's adopted younger brother and sister Hagane and Kaida who are placed on the same team when they graduate from the academy. The third member of their team (Hanabi) is not their sibling, though she'll most likely end up as an in-law in a few years due to her older sister Hinata and Naruto being the story's Official Couple.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues a.k.a. The Blues Brothers. However, they're not biologically related - they became blood brothers while growing up together in the orphanage which the film centers around saving, and took the Blues name as adults.
  • Connor and Murphy McManus, The Boondock Saints.
  • The Bagrov brothers from Brother, but especially the second movie.
  • Four Brothers: Four adopted brothers team up to avenge their mother's death.
  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, obviously.
  • Blue, Charlie, Delta, and Echo, the raptor sisters of Jurassic World. It's noted in the earlier films that velociraptors are pack animals, so Owen raises the four sisters together and trains them to healthily function as an effective and loyal pack. A side bonus to this is that Owen has the Undying Loyalty and unwavering obedience of a pack of dangerous predators, as they consider him their alpha. This is in stark contrast to the I. rex, who was raised in complete isolation and ate her own sibling.
  • The Legend of Frenchie King: Louise is the famous outlaw Frenchie King and her gang consists of her four half-sisters.
  • The creepy albino twins from The Matrix Reloaded.
  • Turk and Virgil Malloy from Ocean's Eleven.
  • In Pacific Rim, since the co-pilots need to work together well enough to operate the Jaegers, it's understandable to see sibling teams. The original pilots for Gipsy Danger were the brothers Raleigh and Yancy Becket. The Wei Tang Triplets are another example, along with the identical twin brothers of Romeo Blue.
  • The Borden Twins in The Prestige, who live their lives as one person for the sake of their magic act.
  • The Raid 2: Berandal has Hammer Girl and Baseball Bat Man.
  • The clone army from Star Wars could be an example. All the clones grow up together, at any rate, and individual troopers have other troopers that they are especially close to. If not, the four-man commando squads, as in Star Wars: Republic Commando, definitely count.
  • The Stabbington brothers in Tangled.
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:
    • We got the sisters Arcee, Chromia and Elita-1 according to the merchandise. (The movie itself has all three answer to the name, seeming to be one character with three bodies. The comic books split the difference with a Stepford cuckoos-type link.
    • Skids and Mudflap count, too. Two twins who help each other and the Autobots to fight the Deceptions, Simmons against Devastator and help Sam to revive the Matrix... when they don't argue with each other.
  • Trinity and Bambino, the "right and left hand of The Devil", respectively, in the Trinity series of Western films (played by Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, no less). Though Bambino isn't particularly happy about having a brother like that, they make one hell of a team when they join forces.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
  • So Close: Is about two sisters that work together as assassins.

  • The Hardy Boys.
  • Harry Potter:
    • The Weasley twins and their joke shop.
    • In the Final Battle, all of the Weasley siblings become a very big version of this trope.
    • Dennis and Colin Creevey.
    • Source material reveals this to be the flip-side of the "twin-core effect" first introduced in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Not only do wands with twin cores not work properly against each other, but they power each other up when their wielders fight side-by-side. And to reinforce this, one instance of this effect occurred when said wielders actually were brothers — Chadwick and Webster Boot.
  • In Johannes Cabal the Necromancer Cabal recruits his brother, Horst, a vampire to help him run his diabolic carnival-he even had his minions paint the carnival's train with 'Cabal Bros.' before Horst had agreed, wanting to be prepared. There is mgore of this in the fourth book in the series, aptly (and somewhat punnily) titled The Brothers Cabal.
  • The Geste brothers in Beau Geste.
  • In the Modesty Blaise novel The Night of Morningstar, there's a notorious pair of Professional Killers known as the Polish Twins, who are actual twin brothers (identical twins, naturally). "Polish" is their nationality, not their surname; most of the people who spread their notoriety aren't willing to tackle pronouncing "the Zdrzalkywicz twins".
  • Star Wars Legends:
  • The Pevensies, the main characters of the first few books of the Chronicles of Narnia, are brothers and sisters. Later, Susan and Peter opt out and cousin Eustace comes in.
  • Phury and Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
  • The Brothers Majere in Dragonlance, at least, to start with.
  • Tolkien's Legendarium:
  • Rory and Coco in Little League Family. Rory catches and Coco pitches. As pitcher-catcher are almost a subteam in baseball, that makes them a literal as well as metaphorical team.
  • The Swallows and Amazons series is mostly about multiple Sibling Crews interacting with each other.
  • Most Enid Blyton protagonist groups are at least partially family-based. The Famous Five consist of three siblings, their cousin and her dog, the 'Adventure' group are two pairs of a brother and a sister, etc.
  • The Iliad:
    • Teucer and Greater Ajax are half brothers, with Teucer being the bastard.
    • Agamemnon and Menelaus, the leaders of the Greek alliance.
    • On the Trojan side, most of Priam's sons.
  • Georgia and Shaun Mason in Mira Grant's Feed are adopted, but every bit as close as blood siblings (they don't like to be apart, ever). They work together on their blog network and watch each other's backs when they go into infected zones.
  • Monza and Benna in Joe Abercrombie's Best Served Cold make a very efficient Sibling Team — he's the people person, she's the one who fights. Together, they lead a band of mercenaries. It's implied that they are closer than most siblings.
  • Half-brothers Harry Dresden and Thomas Raith in The Dresden Files, wizard and vampire respectively.
  • Niko and Cal Leandros. They even have a monster hunting agency.
  • From A Wrinkle in Time, there's Meg and Charles Wallace Murry. Calvin O'Keefe, who just gets pulled along for the ride, isn't related to the Murrys. Yet, anyway.
    • Same goes for Sandy and Dennys, the Murry twins in Many Waters.
  • Sabrina and Daphne, the eponymous heroines of The Sisters Grimm.
  • Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga:
    • Miles and Mark Vorkosigan.
    • And, to a lesser extent, Delia, Martya, Olivia, and Kareen, a/k/a Team Koudelka.
  • The maran-Kaiel brothers, Hoemei, Gaet, and Joesai, from Courtship Rite, discovered in childhood that their strengths complemented each other, and have been a team ever since. They're also part of an Exotic Extended Marriage.
  • The Baudelaire siblings in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • In the Saga Of Ragnar Lothbrok, the sons of Aslaug and Ragnar Lothbrok—Ivar the Boneless, Bjorn Ironside, Hvitserk, and Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye—make a glorious career as sea-raiders and conquerors acting as a team. In fact, they are always victorious when they fight by side, but every time they do not all stand together they suffer a defeat.
  • MudWings in Wings of Fire work in sibling groups by nature. They're not raised by their parents. Instead, the first hatched dragonet (known as a "bigwing") helps their siblings out of their eggs and from then-on they work together. MudWings are reluctant to let "unsibs" into their groups.
  • Jinx and The Doom Fight Crime is a children's picture book about a brother and sister who once fought each other but have since started using their imaginations to have adventures fighting crime.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Amazing Race has one or two of these per season.
  • The Cape: Goggles and Hicks are brothers who work as assassins.
  • The Halliwell sisters (a trio) from Charmed.
  • Dancing with the Stars had two sets in the Houghs (Derek and Julianne) and the Chmerkovskiys (Maks and Val).
  • Frasier and Niles Crane automatically team up for anything; from schemes to snag Frasier a date to elaborate, convoluted escapades that end up with them both being accidentally arrested for murder. The fact that they meet at least once a day to complain about their problems and beg the other to help them out contributes to this greatly, while neither the fact that their Sibling Rivalry frequently interferes with their teamwork, nor several dozen chewing-outs from their father for blowing things, has never stopped them. It gets Lampshaded when Frasier and Niles admit to making short stories called "The Crane Boys Adventures" in the style of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Jon Snow and his sister Sansa Stark become this, effectively leading a northern army to retake Winterfell from Ax-Crazy Ramsay Bolton. Considering how many betrayals and deaths their family has suffered since the very first episode of Season 1, it's incredibly satisfying to see the Stark children, even if it's only two of them, come together to fight for themselves and their home.
    • Downplayed with the direwolves. Only Summer and Shaggydog got to work together. The rest of the direwolves end up being separated into different storylines.
    • Downplayed with House Baratheon. Due to circumstance and perhaps owing to their mutual dislike, all three Baratheon brothers never really had the chance to fight side-by-side in any major conflict. Renly was too young when Stannis followed Robert into war against the Targaryens, and both Stannis and Renly were stuck in Storm's End for almost the entirety of the rebellion. Renly was absent once again on the battlefield during the Greyjoy Rebellion, when Stannis fought under Robert as commander of the Royal Fleet, smashing the Greyjoy armada and pacifying Great Wyk island while Robert took the capital of Pyke. On a less martial note however, all three Baratheon brothers did sit on the royal council during Robert's reign and ruled the Seven Kingdoms together, with Renly as Master of Laws and Stannis as Master of Ships.
  • Green Acres had the Monroe Brothers (Alf & Ralph): general contractors. Alf was a man, Ralph was a woman.
  • Iron Fist: Ward and Joy Meachum.
  • Elsewhere in the spandex vs. People in Rubber Suits genre, Kamen Rider Dragon Knight has the villainous Cho brothers, better known as Kamen Riders Axe and Spear. this leads to Axe going on a revenge kick once Spear is eliminated. Presumably, this goes for their mirror world counterparts as well.
  • The 1985 Tokusatsu series, Kyodai Ken Byclosser. The eponymous heroes are sibling team consisting of two brothers, Ken and Gin.
  • Half-sisters Morgana and Morgause from Merlin. An aversion with Morgana and Arthur, as by the time they realize they are half-siblings, they are estranged.
  • Minutemen The Made-for-TV Movie features a team of just brothers.
  • Don and Charlie Eppes work together to pursue evildoers on NUMB3RS. Don is an FBI agent and Charlie is a Smart Guy math consultant.
  • Power Rangers never has an all-sibling team, because that would result in Monochrome Casting and PR always has a multiracial team. However, two members of teams have been siblings on a number of occasions:
    • Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Leo, the Red Ranger, and Mike, the Magna Defender, or so it seems at first. But it's complicated. Eventually, played straight after the original Magna Defender dies and Mike, whom he'd merged with, gets to Take Up My Sword.
    • Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue has Dana the Pink Ranger and Ryan the Power Rangers-exclusive Titanium Ranger. The commander is their dad, as in Go Go V. With the bad guys, only one is the son of Queen Bansheera.
    • The Thunder Rangers (Blake and Hunter Bradley) from Power Rangers Ninja Storm. (The two were both adopted by the Bradleys, but that doesn't matter in the slightest.)
    • Power Rangers Mystic Force doesn't have Magiranger's all-sibling team, but keeps the family dynamic alive with sisters Vida and Madison, the Pink and Blue Rangers. And Nick's whole Luke, I Am Your Father situation, but that's neither here nor there.
    • Twin siblings Gem and Gemma are the Gold and Silver Rangers in Power Rangers RPM.
    • Subverted way back in Power Rangers Zeo: It's heavily implied that Tommy's half-brother David is the Gold Ranger. He isn't. It's also teased that he will assume the powers. He doesn't.
  • Power Rangers Ninja Steel: It is ultimately revealed that Levi Weston, the Sixth Ranger of the season is actually Aiden Romero, the missing older brother of Brody the Red Ranger.
  • The three Twist kids in Round the Twist frequently team up to solve the secret to the latest supernatural event in Port Niranda, although in some stories only one character is caught up in the weird goings-on.
  • Hank and Evan in Royal Pains.
  • Gunther and Tinka from Shake it Up.
  • Brothers A.J. and Rick from Simon & Simon.
  • Sleepy Hollow has Abbie and Jenny Mills
  • In one episode of Stargate Atlantis, Dr. McKay teams up with his sister, Jeannie Miller, to solve the problem of the week. That is, actor David Hewlett teams up with his sister Kate Hewlett.
  • Although they're aren't biologically related, Supergirl/Kara and her adoptive Cool Big Sis, Alex qualify as this.
  • The Winchester brothers from Supernatural.
  • From Super Sentai:
  • Thunderbirds: The five Tracy-brothers (Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan), and their Team Dad (Jeff).
  • DG and Azkadelia in Tin Man.
  • Ultra Series
    • Ultraman Leo and his brother Astra. While the two only teamed up on occasion in Leo's own show, they're nearly inseparable in later appearances.
    • This is one of the big selling points of Ultraman R/B. The series features Ultraman brothers Rosso and Blu fighting together battling kaiju together every episode. This extends to their humans hosts, brothers Katsumi and Isami Minato.
  • Damon and Stefan Salvatore occasionally team up on The Vampire Diaries.
  • The White Queen: Eldest and youngest brothers King Edward IV and Richard of Gloucester work in unison to maintain the former's reign over England, navigating the murky politics of a Decadent Court and fighting alongside on the battlefield. Zigzagged with their middle brother George of Clarence who, depending on his mood, either supports them or tries to overthrow them so that he can seize the throne for himself.
  • Justin, Alex and Max in Wizards of Waverly Place.
  • In the Distant Finale of Grimm Diana and Kelly are a Wessen-fighting team.
  • Deconstructed in Altered Carbon. What happens when your love for your sibling is stronger than your loyalty to the cause you're fighting for?

Musical siblings are common in rock bands and vocal/R&B groups. Family-based groups are more common in country and older vocal groups. Some examples (more can be seen at Band of Relatives):
  • Van Halen
  • The Kinks
  • The Beach Boys
  • Cardiacs
  • Oasis
  • Sparks
  • The Black Crowes
  • The Andrews Sisters
  • The Carter Family
  • Sepultura (the Cavalera brothers, who went on to form The Cavalera Conspiracy)
  • Veruca Salt (original members Nina Gordon and Jim Shapiro were sister and brother)
  • AC/DC
  • Hanson
  • Kings of Leon
  • Evile
  • Gojira
  • Psycroptic
  • Pantera
  • Lamb of God
  • KEN mode
  • Heart
  • Gentle Giant
  • The Everly Brothers
  • The Veronicas
  • Remedy Drive is made up of four brothers: Daniel, David, Philip, and Paul Zach.
  • Los Lonely Boys are three brothers.
  • Mary Mary (an R&B/Gospel group).
  • Tom and Bill Kaulitz of the German band Tokio Hotel form two of the four members.
  • Gerard and Mikey Way of My Chemical Romance are brothers.
  • Madina Lake has identical twins Nathan and Matthew Leone.
  • Another set of identical twins are Benji and Joel Madden from Good Charlotte.
  • Yet another set of identical twins are Tegan & Sara Quin.
  • And another set of identical twins are The Proclaimers.
  • While they don't play up the sibling dynamic in their act, real-life Half-Identical Twins David and Isabella Bennett are the core members of Steam Powered Giraffe.
  • While they take a background role to the band's three singers, Styx had fraternal twins Chuck Panozzo (bass) and John Panozzo (drums) as integral members of the band until John's death in the mid-Nineties.
  • Nickelback
  • Aly & A.J. (sisters)
  • Lit has brothers A.J. and Jeremy Popoff. A.J. is the lead singer while Jeremy is on lead guitar.
  • Toto had brothers Steve Porcaro (keyboards) and the late Jeff Porcaro (drums). Later on, another brother, bassist Matt Porcaro (a founding member replaced before the recording of their Self-Titled Album by David Hungate, as their label wanted the same band that recorded Boz Scaggs' Silk Degrees) joined in the mid-1980s until retiring as he was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.
  • The Hives - Howlin Pelle Almqvist and Nicholaus Arson are brothers.
  • De Barge
  • Obituary
  • Skinless, during Jason Keyser's time as vocalist (his brother Joe is the bassist).
  • Deicide had the Hoffman brothers from 1987 (when they formed as Amon) to 2004, when they were fired after years of rising tensions. They later got the rights to the Amon name back and tried this again until they had a falling-out, resulting in the departure of Brian.
  • Twins L and R Nomura make up half of the idol unit Marginal #4. They also have a few songs that are just them, and they used to be a twin unit before joining MG#4. Besides their idol job, the twins are hardly ever seen without each other, and usually work together on projects.
  • Halestorm
  • The Jonas Brothers
  • The Jackson 5
  • Buster Bros!!! from Hypnosis Mic is a fictional example.
  • Alien Weaponry Lewis De Jong is the vocalist/guitarist and his brother Henry is the drummer.

    Myths & Religion 
  • A common trope in pre-Columbian America involves twins doing this.
  • Classical Mythology abounds in this. Some examples:
    • Brothers Hades, Poseidon and Zeus rule the world together under the leadership of the youngest, Zeus. They drew lots to decide who gets what apart from the Earth: Zeus got the sky, Poseidon the sea, and Hades the underworld.
    • Zeus also forms a God Couple with his sister Hera.
    • Twins Artemis and Apollo (children of Zeus and Leto) frequently work together, for instance as death deities — Apollo targeting men with his arrows, Artemis women. Later, Artemis became goddess of the Moon and Apollo god of the Sun.
    • Apollo's son Asclepius, the god of healing, had several children by different wives. Most of his sons became famous healers, while his five daughters — Hygieia, Panacea, Aceso, Iaso and Aglaea — are all personifications of aspects of healing and good health.
    • Arts and sciences were the province of the nine Muses (daughters of Zeus and the Titaness Mnemosyne) and their half-brother Apollo.
    • Before Apollo and Artemis usurped their roles, the Sun and Moon were charges of siblings Helios and Selene. Their sister Eos is better known as Rose-Fingered Dawn.
    • The Fates are conventionally described as three sisters (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos), although the myths are far from unanimous as to their parentage.
    • Castor and Polydeuces, twin half-brothers. Eventually turned into the (Greek version of) the constellation Gemini.
    • Amphion and Zethos, twin sons of Zeus and Antiope.
    • Idas and Lynceus, inseparable sons of Aphareus of Messene and his wife Arene, although it was believed that Idas' real father was Poseidon.
    • Heracles and his nephew Iolaos.
  • In Roman mythology you have Romulus and Remus, twin sons of the priestess Rhea Silvia and the god Mars (Ares) and founders of Rome. It did not end well.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • The gimmick of identical twins who can win matches because they look so much alike they can switch places in the ring without their opponent, or more appropriately, the referee realizing it is a very common one.
    • Ron and Don Harris, who worked both in WCW and WWE under various gimmicks including The Blu Brothers, the Disciples of Apocalypse, and Creative Control.
    • The Bella Twins, Nikki and Brie.
    • The Shane Twins, best known as the Gymini in WWE and The Johnsons in early TNA.
    • Shu and Kei Sato, two Japanese wrestlers whose gimmick changed from pop singing sailors to Hindu occultists.
    • Charlie Haas and his brother Russ, although Russ sadly passed away at a young age while in OVW
    • The Briscoe Brothers in their early evil redneck days.
    • Then new terrors to OVW's women's division, The Blossom Twins.
    • The Samoan Soldiers, perhaps better known as The Usos. (Incidentally, their father Rikishi also has a twin brother in the business.)
  • The longest running example being The Brothers of Destruction, consisting of Undertaker and Kane who have been together off & on from 1998 - 2019. They've fought against each other as often as they've teamed together, but despite their spats, they always made up & came together again, being the only family each has left.
  • Dory Funk Jr. and his brother Terry.
  • Raymond and Jacques Rougeau.
  • The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott).
  • Los Hermanos Guerrero: Mando, Eddie and Chavonote  in the Mexican World Wrestling Association. Chavo and Héctor were United States Tag Team Champions in the National Wrestling Alliance too.
  • The entire Von Erich Family (Kerry, Kevin, Mike, Chris and David - and sometimes father Fritz) would team in various combinations in World Class in the 80s.
  • Los Hermanos Dinamita Cien Caras and Máscara Año Dos Mil, who were Mexico's National Tag Tam/Pareja Champions during the 1980s. Their other brother, Universo Dos Mil, would help them become National Trios Champions in the 1990s.
  • Bret and Owen Hart who had a short lived, but memorable tag team run.
  • Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray)
  • Matt and Jeff Hardy.
  • Carlito and Primo Colón.
  • Matt and Nick Jackson, The Young Bucks. Sometimes their other brother, CK Jackson, joins in on the fun too.
  • Cody Rhodes and Goldust
  • Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon control WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown before brand split
  • The Medrano sisters, Ashley and Elizabeth, aka Team Sea Stars, Ashley Vox and Delmi Exo.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Games Workshop games:
    • Warhammer:
      • Naestra and Arahan are a pair of mystically separated aspects of the same elf, rather than sisters, but they behave like twins for all intents and purposes. The pair always fight together from the back of their mighty forest dragon Ceithin-Har.
      • The High Elf identical twins Tyrion and Teclis often fight together, especially in times of great peril, but just as often operate apart.
    • In Blood Bowl, the Swift Brothers, Lucien and Valen, are a pair of Elven twins who, since reconciling with each other after a long running feud, have refused to play for any team individually. As a Star Blitzer and Thrower who have been practicing together for more than a century, the pair combine into a strong team with the only downside being the cost of hiring them (only Morg ‘n’ Thorg is more expensive).
    • Warhammer 40,000:
      • The pilot and gunner of Eldar Viper Jetbike teams consist of psychically-linked twin-sibling teams for better coordination.
      • An Eldar Wraithknight is a very special case of this, as it is piloted by a team consisting of identical twins, one living and the other dead.
      • Primarchs Alpharius and Omegon led the Alpha Legion of Space Marines together throughout the Great Crusade (and might still be in charge despite one or the other being declared dead multiple times).
  • In Magic: The Gathering, the planeswalker Ajani Goldmane and his late brother J'zall were a nigh unbeatable team. J'zall was their tribe's leader and strongest warrior, and Ajani's special brand of magic could make him even stronger.
  • Kamaitachi, Kamanitachi and Kamamitachi of the Yosenju archetype in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG are anthropomorphic weasel brothers with a kamaitachi theme

    Video Games 
  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate has the two playable protagonists, twins Jacob and Evie Frye.
  • Dark Souls III: Lorian the Elder Prince and Lothric the Younger Prince. Lorian is crippled and mute thanks to the curse borne by Lothric, but he's willing to protect his ill younger brother regardless. Should you defeat Lorian, Lothric will revive him and they will both fight against you.
  • Super Mario Bros.: Mario and Luigi, the titular brothers. And their Evil Counterparts Wario and Waluigi, though it's ambiguous if those two are actually brothers.
  • Crash Bandicoot: The Komodo Brothers, although they only appeared together in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bash, while Joe went it alone in Crash Team Racing. Neither has been seen since.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Palom and Porom are two little twins who team up with Cecil in Final Fantasy IV.
    • The same game introduced the Magus Sisters, a trio of sisters who serve as Barbariccia's minions. They made a few reapearrances in some form in several other games since, most notably as a bonus summon in Final Fantasy X.
    • From Final Fantasy X, we have the Summoner Issaru, along with his two younger brothers as his Guardians.
    • Sisters Faris and Lenna from Final Fantasy V.
    • Edgar and Sabin Figaro from Final Fantasy VI. Royal siblings, no less. Having them in the same team together is only mandatory for one very brief period, but their most significant scenes involve both of them. Amusingly, while Sabin can be recruited before Edgar in the World of Ruin, but because he's optional, the (mandatory) scenes for Edgar's recruitment leave him mostly silent. You'd think he'd have some comments about his brother's Paper-Thin Disguise, but no.
    • Final Fantasy Dimensions has two sets of siblings, Diana + Aigis and Alba + Dusk. For most of the game the siblings are separated by the dimensional rift, but they can all potentially be on the same team in the endgame.
  • WarioWare: The twins Kat and Ana are child ninjas who are always together.
  • Dragon Age II: Hawke and his or her twin siblings are quite capable in battle, and the surviving twin will always have a class that compliments Hawke's, also making them Sword and Sorcerer.
  • A Super Mario Thing and its spin-offs have Demo and Iris, the two cycloptic demon sisters and main characters.
  • Pokémon:
    • Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire has Tate and Liza, the Brother–Sister Team of Gym Leaders from Mossdeep City.
    • Some of the trainer classes you can encounter throughout the series are also siblings, like the Twins, Sis and Bro, and the Mysterious Sisters.
  • Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten: Fuka and Desco, though the former isn't initially happy with the idea of a demon she just met calling her a sister. She does warm up to her and the idea over time, though, and they end up forming a proper team in short time.
  • Telepath Tactics: Emma and Sabrina Strider, the protagonists, work together to free their father from slavery. There is also the Brother–Sister Team Gavrielle and Farasat Hashmal, who are similarly trying to rescue their enslaved brother.
  • Very common in the Fire Emblem series:
    • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, and their remakes have a few. Both games have the Whitewing sisters Palla, Catria, and Est and the axe fighter brothers Barst, Bord, and Cord, Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light has Lena/Matthis and Minerva/Maria, and New Mystery has Minerva/Michalis. Marth/Elice in both games, Lena/Matthis and Minerva/Maria in Mystery of the Emblem, and Maria/Michalis in New Mystery are downplayed examples since the sisters of each pairing are among the last characters to join the party.
    • Fire Emblem Gaiden has the above-mentioned Palla, Catria, and Est return, while the remake Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has Celica fight alongside her long-lost and presumed-dead older brother Conrad.
    • Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War has Sigurd fight alongside Ethlyn in the first generation, and almost every playable character in the second generation has a playable sibling.
    • Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade has the pegasus siblings Shanna, Thea, and Juno, the armor knight siblings Bors and Gwendolyn, and the Etrurian nobles Klein and Clarine.
    • Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade has the pegasus siblings Florina, Fiora, and Farina, plus the siblings Priscilla and Raven.
    • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones stars the royal siblings of Renais, Eirika and Ephraim (who double subvert this in that they don't spend much time fighting alongside each other until halfway through the game). In addition, the royalty of Frelia, Innes and Tana, fight together, as well as Tethys and her brother Ewan.
    • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn both have Ike/Mist, Oscar/Boyd/Rolf, Marcia/Makalov, and Lucia/Geoffrey, while Radiant Dawn has Lethe/Lyre and Micaiah/Sanaki (who don't learn about their relationship until the end of the game). Reyson/Rafiel/Leanne is an aversion in that they can never take the battlefield at the same time.
    • Fire Emblem Awakening:
      • Ylissean royalty Chrom can be this with his younger sister Lissa, taking advantage of the same Pair Up mechanic that originated in this game and passed on to Fates.
      • Any of the second generation children can form a Paired Up team with their sister Lucina or their sister Morgan, if their father is Chrom or a male Avatar, respectively.note 
      • Through SpotPass, Say'ri can team up with one of the Secret Characters, an alternate version of her brother Yen'fay.
    • Fire Emblem Fates:
      • The Polar Opposite Twin ninja Saizo and Kaze can act as this on the Birthright and Revelation paths with the Pair-Up mechanic, which lets units of the army support and defend one another in battle. But on the Conquest path, they have more of a one-sided (on Saizo's part) Cain and Abel, with Saizo enraged over Kaze's defection to their homeland Hoshido's Arch-Enemy Nohr.
      • The members of the Hoshidan royal family (Ryoma, Hinoka, Takumi and Sakura) and the Avatar can act as this with each other on the Birthright and Revelation paths using the Pair Up mechanic, though it's subverted in the Avatar's case, as he or she is Not Blood Siblings with the Hoshidan royals. Likewise, the Nohrian royal family (Xander, Camilla, Leo, and Elise) can team up (although it's downplayed here; they are paternal half-siblings, and the Avatar is adopted).
      • As in Awakening, any of the second-generation children can Pair Up with their brother Kana or their brother Shigure, as long as their mother is a female Avatar or Azura, respectively.note 
      • Twin maids Flora and Felicia of Fates can Pair Up on the Conquest and Revelation routes.
    • Fire Emblem: Three Houses, as of Version 1.1.0, Mercedes and Jeritza (also known as the Death Knight) can become one on the Crimson Flower route, as nobles of house Bartels.
    • Fire Emblem Heroes has the twin protagonists Alfonse and Sharena, the royal siblings of Askr.
    • Fire Emblem Warriors has the twin protagonists Rowan and Lianna, the royal siblings of Aytolis.
  • The Shitodo siblings (Aoji, Hooaka, and Kuroji) from the Len'en series where the first game they appeared as stage bosses and by the fourth game, they become a playable team.
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End sees series protagonist Nathan Drake team up with his long-lost and presumed-dead older brother Sam. One chapter explaining their backstory is even called "The Brothers Drake".
  • A Very Long Rope to the Top of the Sky: Mint and Ivy are sisters who start out with only each other, fighting monsters, but gain companions on their journey.
  • Chantelise: Chante and Elise are sisters, on a journey to free Chante from the curse that transformed her into a fairy. It turns out that the "witch's curse" does this to a pair of sisters every few years, at least, until Chante and Elise stop the Vicious Cycle.
  • Soma Spirits: Heart and Soul, who travel the world fixing problems and fighting monsters. Heart calls Soul his brother, and they effectively are, given that they're on two sides of a Mirror Universe, so they're each other's Alternate Self.

    Visual Novels 
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc with Junko Enoshima and Mukuro Ikusaba, the Despair sisters. Or at least that's how it was supposed to go, if Junko hadn't executed Mukuro for fun. For what it's worth, they were still probably this leading up to the killing game, when they engineered The Tragedy.
  • Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice and his half-sister Trucy Wright, though this isn't revealed until the end of the fourth game and the two of them aren't even aware of it.

    Web Animation 
  • Freeze Flame:
    • Step brothers Carl and Logan and their half sisters Carrie and Sally in some episodes from Carl.
    • The 7 Koopalings from Bowser's Koopalings are always seen working together.
    • Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong from Donkey Kong Island.
  • Red vs. Blue has the Freelancers North- and South Dakota, who are twins and, according to South, always put together on a team, explicitly to figure out if this trope could give them an advantage. Until South sets him up to be killed. As we learn in season 10, the Director has all kinds of relationship issues, putting experiments like this in a whole different light.
  • RWBY:
    • Half-sisters Ruby and Yang, who are part of the four-woman titular team.
    • There's also the Malachite twins who fight together.
    • The Branwen Siblings were on the same team during their Academy days.


    Web Original 
  • In The Gamer's Alliance, there are several sibling teams, some of which include Alain, Despard and Grady Silverbranch; Desdemona and Mordecai de Ardyn; Antigonus and Belial de Ardyn; Distreyd Thanadar XIII and Tarna; Vaetris and Nina Heeate L'andariel; Corwin, Deidra, Kendra and Irvin Finian; Thrax and Illyria; the Seven Sisters (each of whom represents one of the seven sins). Leraje and Ronove Thanadar were this too until Leraje betrayed Ronove.
  • Hamper and Damper are twin brothers with different psychic powers in the Whateley Universe. One can cloud minds, the other can suppress powers.
  • Doug and Rob Walker of That Guy with the Glasses, though Rob usually works behind the camera. He's still credited, mentioned and even shown a couple of times in the videos.
  • John and Hank of VlogBrothers are a real-life sibling team.
  • Ben and Jay Carlin of the Super Carlin Brothers are another real-life sibling team, much like the VlogBrothers.
  • My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone is produced by real-life siblings Justin, Griffin, and Travis McElroy. The former two also now produce the web-video series Monster Factory at Polygon.
  • Epic Rap Battles of History has featured the Wright Brothers vs. the Mario Brothers.
  • The Paul brothers Logan and Jake are siblings that have collaborated with each other countless times on the internet and did a fake argument with each other through music.

    Western Animation 
  • The new Jonny Quest has the Daughters of Zim.
  • Taz-Mania had the Platypus Brothers: general contractors.
  • The Powerpuff Girls are a set of triplets who fight crime. They have Spear Counterparts in the Rowdyruff Boys and Evil Counterparts in the Powerpunk Girls.
  • Sonic Underground had a version of Sonic who had a sister and a brother, all on a quest to find their mother.
  • Sunstreaker and Sideswipe of Transformers: Generation 1.
  • Twins Jetfire and Jetstorm in Transformers Animated.
  • Lifty and Shifty from Happy Tree Friends.
  • The Duck Brothers in Courage the Cowardly Dog.
  • Dave, Fang, and Candy from Dave the Barbarian
  • Team Go was a five-sibling team in Kim Possible. At least until Shego became a villain
  • The Trix in Winx Club are a villainous version, though whether they are actually blood related is left ambiguous.
  • XJ-9 and her robotic "sisters", XJ Mark 1 through 8, on My Life as a Teenage Robot. (They're actually prototypes of Jenny herself, but possess independent personalities and abilities.)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • Sokka and Katara.
    • Zuko and Azula during the season 2 finale, but this one is… unstable.
  • The Legend of Korra:
    • Mako and Bolin, Earthbending and Firebending brothers who make up two-thirds of the show's Power Trio.
    • Aang and Katara's kids: Bumi, Kya, and Tenzin spend a good chunk of late season 2 working together to try to find Tenzin's oldest Jinora in the Spirit World. They also fight the Red Lotus together towards the end of season 3.
    • Lin and Suyin Beifong, once they settle their Sibling Rivalry.
  • The eponymous four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles display their siblinghood Turtle Power.
  • Más y Menos of Teen Titans animated.
  • The Simpsons: Bart and Lisa whenever they fight Sideshow Bob, or help Krusty.
    Lester: "Thanks everybody, but I couldn't have done all this without the help of my brainy sister Eliza."
  • Wild Kratts has the Kratt Brothers Martin and Chris. Real life example too as they both worked together on nature shows Kratts' Creatures and Zoboomafoo.
  • Phineas and Ferb, while technically stepbrothers, are never referred to as such and still fit this trope like a sock.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars has Savage Opress and his fraternal twin brother Darth Maul.
  • Unlike their comic counterparts, Cyclops and Havok from X-Men: Evolution are quite close and work together often.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has several examples:
    • The royal sisters, Celestia and Luna. They defeated Discord together; they defeated King Sombra together; they guard the day and night, respectively, so that Equestria is never without a watchful guardian.
    • The Apple Family siblings, Applejack, Big Mcintosh and Applebloom. They work Sweet Apple Acres together.
    • The Flim Flam brothers are a two pony cider business.
    • In the War Against Sombra timeline from The Cutie Re-Mark, Maud and Pinkie are a badass, flank-kicking Sibling Team on the front lines.
    • The Spa twins run a spa together.
  • Kin and Kon Kujira and their gender opposites, Kim and Konnie Kagami from Grojband
  • Gargoyles had a villainous variant with Hyena and Jackal, a brother-sister team of twins who served together on the Pack. Even during the Pack's occasional periods of separation, the twins still worked together as freelance thieves and mercenaries.
  • Wirt and Greg in Over the Garden Wall.
  • Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race has the Adversity Twins Jay and Mickey, the Sisters Emma and Kitty, and the Stepbrothers Chet and Lorenzo.
  • Two pairs in Gravity Falls Dipper and Mabel Pines, and Stanley and Stanford Pines.
  • The Thunderbirds Are Go remake of the original series, as above, has the five Tracy brothers (Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan). In this iteration, however, the brothers are not joined by Jeff Tracy.
  • Gumball, Darwin, and Anais in The Amazing World of Gumball
  • Finn and Jake in Adventure Time.
  • DuckTales (2017)
    • Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby, who go on adventures with their great-uncle Scrooge and regularly face dangerous villains.note 
    • Webby's two best friends Lena and Violet are sisters via adoption and are shown fighting side by side as a part of Scrooge's task force during the Moonvasion.

    Real Life 
  • Strugatsky Brothers: the most popular Soviet sci-fi authors.
  • The Wachowski Sistersnote : the people who brought you The Matrix... and a couple other movies.
  • The Coen Brothers.
  • The Wayans Brothers.
  • The Sherman Brothers, who, among other things, wrote the songs for Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
  • Saints Cyril and Methodius, the creators of the Cyrillic Alphabet, were the youngest and the oldest among seven children their parents had. Cyril was a Teen Genius, Methodius was a military general.
  • James Brothers: Jesse and Frank James, famous American outlaws and leaders of the James-Younger Gang.
    • The James brothers seem to have made a habit out of working with sets of brothers as well. The James-Younger gang included the four Younger brothers: Cole, Jim, John, and Bob. Later the James brothers worked with the Ford brothers: Charlie and Robert/Bob. That didn't work out so well for Jesse though (or, for that matter, the Fords).
    • The Youngers were also cousins to the Dalton brothers, Bob, Gratton and Emmett.
  • The Kelly Gang consisting of brothers Ned and Dan (and two other close friends of the family) were part of an Australian outlaw gang (referred to as 'bushrangers'). Unfortunately Dan tends to get the Second Banana status while Ned was immortalised as a hero who stood up to police corruption.
  • The Wright Brothers.
  • 18th-century aviation pioneers, the Montgolfier Brothers.
  • Early film pioneers the Lumière Brothers and their German counterparts Max and Emil Skladanowsky.
  • The Marx Brothers, although Groucho did have a significant solo career.
  • Director Sam Raimi, who often casts his brother Ted Raimi in his films. Ivan Raimi, also Sam's brother, was one of the screenwriters on Spider-Man 3.
  • Christopher Nolan's brother Jonathan is sometimes his screenwriting partner.
  • The Bryan brothers, a pair of American twins, are a 16-time Grand Slam-winning tennis doubles pair who are known by their creepy ability to be in perfect sync both on and off the court.
  • The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm, also had a third brother, Ludwig Emil. He was an artist who also illustrated one of the early editions of their fairy tales.
  • Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt.
  • Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, the Goncourt brothers, after whom the most prestigious French literary award is named.
  • Prussian generals Georg Dubislav Ludwig von Pirch (Pirch I) and Otto von Pirch (Pirch II). At Ligny and Waterloo the elder brother commanded a corps, the younger a division.
  • Oswald Boelcke, German WWI Flying Ace and developer of the Dicta Boelcke, was initially posted to Fliegerabteilung 13 (Aviation Section 13). His bother Wilhelm was also a member of said group. They were such a successful team they aroused antipathy in other members of the section. As a result, Wilhelm was transferred away from his brother.
  • Manfred (the Red Baron) and Lothar von Richthofen. Both served in the same squadron, and were among the highest scoring aces of WWI.
  • Andrew and Allen Cunningham in World War II . Andrew in the Royal Navy and Allen in the British Army. Andrew was a genuine Four-Star Badass. Allen was at first thought to be so because of his conquest of Ethiopia from the Italians. But he went down in history as a might-have-been because he lost his nerve facing Erwin Rommel.
  • The Sedin twins, Henrik and Daniel, of the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks. They are decent players on their own, but when they're on the ice together, look the fuck out.
    • Before the Sedins, there were the Sutters, six brothers who all played in the NHL. Brent and Duane were teammates on the New York Islanders, while twins Rich and Ron played together for the Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues.
    • Now there is another family with many hockey players, the Staals. Three of them are on the same team, the Carolina Hurricanes (where the eldest, Eric, won The Stanley Cup in 2006; in 2012, he was joined by Jordan, who had been champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009, and the following year came the youngest, Jared). Another brother, Marc, is with the New York Rangers, who traded for Eric in February 2016.
    • Brothers playing together even earns some jokes.
    It’s some sort of hockey rule that every set of brothers has to play on the same team for some reason. The Staals, the Sedins, the Stastnys, the Bures, the Schenns — everyone gets to play together at some point. It’s kind of like Little League.
  • Sandra Bullock, wearing her producer hat, is sometimes partnered with her sister Gesine Bullock-Prado.
  • German director Fatih Akin usually manages to include a part for his brother Cem in his movies.
  • German football legend Uwe Seeler and his brother Dieter frequently played together for the Hamburger SV and a few times in the West German national team. It was said that any player who fouled Uwe in a bad way could expect to be tackled by protective big brother Dieter later in the game.
    • Fritz Walter (captain) and his brother Ottmar were a successful team within the forward line the 1950s team of 1. FC Kaiserslautern and the West German national team that won the 1954 World Cup.
  • The Dutch team also had two notable twin combos: René and Willy van de Kerkhof in the 70s (who played together in two Dutch teams and made it to two World Cup finals), and Frank and Ronald de Boer in the 90s (who played together in five teams and also had success with the national squad).
  • Robert F. Kennedy served as attorney-general to his elder brother, President John F. Kennedy.
  • Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and his brother Allen, head of the Central Intelligence Agency, both played important parts in shaping United States policy during the Cold War.
  • Writer Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber) and his artist brother Larry Lieber have collaborated on many comics, such as the Spider-Man newspaper strip.
  • Charlie Chaplin and his half-brother Sidney; the latter e. g. often played supporting parts in Charlie's movies.
  • The Jackson Five, back in the day.
  • The Nicholas Brothers, tap-dancing legends.
  • Fred and Adele Astaire.
  • The Kessler Twins.
  • King Frederick the Great and his middle brother Henry (Heinrich), commanders of the two main Prussian field armies in the Seven Years' War (and also the War of Bavarian Succession, 1778-1779).
  • General Charles Mann, Lord Brome, Marquess and Earl of Cornwallis (best remembered for being forced to capitulate at Yorktown) and his brother, Admiral William Mann, Earl of Cornwallis.
  • Again from the American Revolution: General William Howe, later Viscount Howe, and Admiral Richard Howe, Earl Howe. Earlier on the Howe siblings were a triple example, but eldest brother General George Howe was killed in action in 1758.note 
  • Harold, Gyrth and Leofwine Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings, Gyrth and Leofwine even died together. Harold and Gyrth had formerly teamed up against their other brother Tostig at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, and before Tostig's defection Tostig and Gyrth were a close team.
  • The Farrelly brothers
  • Homestar Runner is made by Mike and Matt Chapman ("The Brothers Chaps").
  • Dwarf Fortress is mostly the work of Tarn Adams, but his brother Zack is helping him.
  • The legends of Western Animation, Max and Dave Fleischer of Fleischer Studios!
  • The brothers Hernandez who made Love and Rockets!
  • Saint Benedict of Nursia and his twin sister, Scholastica. They were so close, they died in the same month, and share a grave.
    • There's a legend that cast a good light on their relationship: Shortly before Scholastica's death (though they didn't know it at the time), Benedict came to her convent for a visit. She asked him to stay the night so they could go on talking but he refused, not wanting to sleep away from his abbey. Scholastica wasn't about to take no for an answer, so she prayed to God and a huge storm came out of nowhere making it impossible for Benedict to leave.
      Benedict: [shocked] Sister, what have you done?
      Scholastica: [smugly] You refused me, but God did not.
  • Several of the sons of Johann Sebastian Bach became musicians and composers, most notably Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Christoph Friedrich, and Johann Christian.
  • Composing brothers Joseph Haydn and Michael Haydn, the latter working mainly in the field of church music. And their kid brother, tenor singer Johann Evangelist Haydn.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maria Anna Mozart.
  • William and Caroline Lucretia Herschel. First he was an aknowledged composer and she was his dedicated singer. And later he became an astronomer and she — his main assistant and later an acomplished astronomer herself and the first woman to be awarded a Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and his sister Fanny Hensel.
  • Noel Fielding and Mike Fielding seem to be shaping up to be this way. Mike was dared by a friend to go up onstage at one of Noel's live comedy gigs in the early 2000s, and since then they've done The Mighty Boosh TV series, all live shows since then, and are now working on Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy together. Noel himself has said he wants to be in as many things with Mike as possible.
  • Pau and Marc Gasol, scoring points and kicking ass in the Spanish national basketball team since 2006.
  • Venus and Serena Williams, American tennis players who have won major events as a doubles team.
  • Maia and Alex Shibutani, a sister and brother figure skating pair.
  • The Russo Brothers
  • The conquistador, Francisco Pizarro and his brothers, helped played a major role in conquering the Inca Empire.
  • The Smothers Brothers.
  • Donny and Marie Osmond. Live-action TV series, one feature film. innumerable concert tours and other projects.

Other relative teams


  • Over the Wine-Dark Sea: Sostratos and Menedamos are cousins and Intrepid Merchants from Rhodes in the Hellenistic Age, and have to deal with nature, pirates, warlords, strange cargo (like peacocks), and, worst of all, each other.
  • Nancy Drew: Nancy's sidekicks George and Bess are cousins (though unrelated to Nancy herself).

    Live Action TV 

    Video Games 
  • Splatoon: The Squid Sisters are actually cousins. They are never seen without the other and are a very popular duo of Idol Singers who have a news show. They're also secret agents for their grandfather's militia in the single player campaign.

    Western Animation 
  • Ben 10 has cousins who certainly act like, and to an extent are treated like, siblings.
  • The Incredible Hulk (1996): Bruce Banner and his cousin Jennifer Walters become this in season 2 after Jen's introduction in season 1. The show was even ReTooled as The Incredible Hulk and She-Hulk.
  • Ninjago: Wu and Garmadon (mostly in flashbacks), Kai and Nya, Krux and Acronix.
  • Sym-Bionic Titan: Though only posing as siblings, Illana and Lance could count as they are not romantically involved but care strongly for each other.

    Real Life 
  • During the French Wars of Religion there was Henri of Navarra (later Henri IV of France and Navarra) and his cousin and brother-in-arms Henri I, Prince of Condé.
  • Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia and his cousin Prince Frederick Charles commanded two main armies in the wars of 1866 and 1870-1871.


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Lorian & Lothric

A pair of royal brothers who share their curse, but now choose to forsake their duty and watch as the First Flame fades into nothingness. Lorian fights alone at first, and Lothric comes to assist him later.

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