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Basic Trope: A character's younger sibling is annoying.

  • Straight: Alice's little brother, Bob, steals all her toys, reads through her diary, and embarasses her in front of her boyfriends and friends.
  • Exaggerated: Alice's little brother is pure evil, playing cruel pranks, destroying Alice's property, getting her in trouble with their parents for crimes she did not commit, and harming all of Alice's closest friends. As such, both have become Cain and Abel characters in which Alice considers Bob a threat.
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  • Downplayed: Alice's little brother teases Alice at times, but get along most of the time.
  • Justified:
    • Tormenting Alice is Bob's way of being a part in her life.
    • Bob was jealous of Alice for having the most attention and belongings and decided to start stealing from her.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Bob acts annoying towards Alice, but it turns out, she finds Bob's antics amusing and not the least bit annoying.
  • Double Subverted: Until Bob goes a little too far, then Alice murders Bob for good measure.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged:
    • Each moment of Bob's antics ranges differently from being well-intended to outright annoying.
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    • As a child, Bob annoyed his big sister Alice. As they grew up, Bob grows into the more mature one, getting a well paying job. Being rich however causing Bob's ego to swell and he soon loses his job. As such moves back into Alice's house, quickly becoming The Thing That Would Not Leave.
  • Averted: Bob and Alice get along great and don't annoy each other at all.
  • Enforced: "Bob is Alice's little brother. Fans will expect him to be obnoxious."
  • Lampshaded: "Do you really have to bug me all the time just because I was born before you?"
  • Invoked: Bob only acts annoying because he knows its his role as Alice's younger brother.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob acts mature and respectful to Alice, because he believes it's common manners to be polite to your older siblings.
  • Discussed: "Bob, you are so annoying!"
  • Conversed: "I'm glad I don't have a brother like Bob."
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  • Deconstructed: Alice's irritation toward's Bob antics only pushes the wedge between them even further. Only when the two are older does Alice realize that she pushed
  • Played For Drama: Alice's younger brother, Bob, is The Sociopath that seeks harm to anyone he wishes, and he caused tons of shameful crimes that turned him into Lower-Class Lout and caused some Psychological Horror on his older sister. By the time she found him, it's From Bad to Worse...

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