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Jan 21st 2014 at 2:10:49 PM •••

Pulled this:

Archie's dad might disapprove of some of his actions, but surely you can't have the Un-Favourite without a Favourite? Archie appears to be an only child, and only learns otherwise after his father's death, while Hector never learns he has another son at all.

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Jan 21st 2014 at 2:11:18 PM •••

Also, it's an Zero-Context Example. A mere character name is not enough context.

Jul 22nd 2013 at 6:45:52 AM •••

  • Ron eventually gets everything he wants. In the first book we see that his heart's desire is to win the Quidditch Cup and be Head Boy, surpassing all his brothers: he does indeed win the cup and probably would have gotten to be Head Boy if he'd stayed at Hogwarts for his seventh year. As if Fate's trying to make up for it, he gets the girl of his dreams instead while his best friend marries his younger sister.

I'm not sure how Ron's getting everything he wanted correlates with being the Unfavorite. Even successful people can be the Unfavorite.

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Jul 22nd 2013 at 7:45:26 AM •••

He's not The Unfavorite at all. At best, you could claim that he's afraid that he is, but really that's more being afraid of not living up to his siblings' accomplishments in general, with him never citing his parents in this (it seems to be more I Just Want To Be Popular rather than Parental Favoritism).

... honestly, the entire Harry Potter section is a mess.

Dec 30th 2010 at 11:28:50 AM •••

I personally like the old Phineas And Ferb picture better than the Fox Trot one (for reference, it's right here.)

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Feb 6th 2011 at 6:37:35 AM •••

And you should. The current picture has nothing at all to do with the trope. They're laughing because they're unsympathetic, not because he's the unfavorite.

May 6th 2010 at 8:40:30 PM •••

I cut this because it's just not true:

*** Albeit almost entirely by his own choice. Roy's grandfather reveals that he tried numerous ways to try and relate to his son (Roy's father), both to get him interested in more physical pursuits Grandfather Greenhilt enjoyed or to in some way understand his son's more intellectual pursuits, but that the middle Greenhilt always insulted and dismissed him. Let's face it, Roy's father was just chargenned born a Jerkass.
There is nothing in the text to suggest that Horace ever tried to relate to Eugene's more intellectual pursuits. He tried to get him interested in fishing, but never himself tried anything that Eugene was interested in. And he concluded that Eugene was probably gay for being an intellectual. So Yeah....

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