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17th Aug '17 8:22:14 AM SeptimusHeap
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** There's the CreepyTwins Yu Fan and Yu Lan, who are shown to have been through extremely similar wars and circumstances as Sousuke. Just like Sousuke, they're [[TheStoic rather emotionless]], extremely loyal to the person that took care of them, and their occupations are very alike. Main difference? Sousuke was adopted by [[AFatherToHisMen Kalinin]] and the twins were adopted by [[AxCrazy Gauron]]. Funnily enough, Gauron (as elaborated on in the novels) is revealed to have actually tried to take Sousuke when [[{{Shotacon}} Sousuke was young]], but Sousuke refused. 5 years later, and Gauron is still [[StalkerWithACrush fantasizing and obsessing]] over "beautiful" Sousuke. If there's anything Sousuke did right when he was young, it was knowing who to accept as his father figure.

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** There's the CreepyTwins Yu Fan and Yu Lan, who are shown to have been through extremely similar wars and circumstances as Sousuke. Just like Sousuke, they're [[TheStoic rather emotionless]], extremely loyal to the person that took care of them, and their occupations are very alike. Main difference? Sousuke was adopted by [[AFatherToHisMen Kalinin]] and the twins were adopted by [[AxCrazy Gauron]]. Funnily enough, Gauron (as elaborated on in the novels) is revealed to have actually tried to take Sousuke when [[{{Shotacon}} [[PaedoHunt Sousuke was young]], but Sousuke refused. 5 years later, and Gauron is still [[StalkerWithACrush fantasizing and obsessing]] over "beautiful" Sousuke. If there's anything Sousuke did right when he was young, it was knowing who to accept as his father figure.
9th Aug '17 9:38:59 AM RandomX
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* {{Berserk}} Guts and Griffith fantastically play this trope straight while also subverting it at the same time. Both characters were born in squalor and grew into the mercenary life which Griffith did so that he would one day claim a kingdom, while Guts had no choice but to earn his keep or starve. Both them at their [[CharlesAtlasSuperPower peak]] are MasterSwordsman and capable of leading the Band of Hawk [[note]] as Guts discovers when the former leader Griffith was rendered lame and crippled due to being tortured for a year [[/note]] and both Guts and Griffith have a receptive dream which they effectively ruin for each other. They loving [[CockFight the same woman]] as well as [[HoYay suggestible feelings]] for each other. And while they have plenty of connections the contrast is crystal clear as well, Guts is resembles the [[DarkIsNotEvil archetypal villain]] and often [[BloodKnight acts]] like it despite being TheHero. While Griffith is more [[UglyHeroGoodLookingVillain visually appealing]] than Guts and can be seen as the archetypal hero since Griffith is literally a KnightInShiningArmour but who is ultimately [[BigBad the villain]].
** Nosferatu Zodd is also one for Guts, both are heavy [[BloodKnight Blood Knights]] and will slay armies just get a thrill, but Guts soon found a purpose to his sword to protect his love Casca, while Zodd still just kills for himself. [[spoiler: And Zodd also lost his horn to the reborn Griffith like how Guts lost his arm to Griffith during the Eclipse and Zodd also became the Raids leader the for Griffith same as Guts once was]].

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* {{Berserk}} has Guts and Griffith fantastically play this trope straight while also subverting it at the same time. Both characters were born in squalor and grew into the mercenary life which Griffith did so that he would one day claim a kingdom, while Guts had no choice but to earn his keep or starve. Both them at their [[CharlesAtlasSuperPower peak]] are MasterSwordsman and who are capable of leading the Band of Hawk [[note]] as Guts discovers when the former leader Griffith was rendered lame and crippled due to being tortured for a year year [[/note]] and both Guts and Griffith each have a receptive respective dream which they effectively ruin for each other. They loving both love [[CockFight the same woman]] as well as [[HoYay suggestible feelings]] for each other. And while they have plenty of connections the contrast is crystal clear as well, Guts is resembles the [[DarkIsNotEvil archetypal villain]] and often [[BloodKnight acts]] like it despite being TheHero. While Griffith is more [[UglyHeroGoodLookingVillain visually appealing]] than Guts and can be seen as the archetypal hero since Griffith is literally a KnightInShiningArmour but who is ultimately [[BigBad the villain]].
villain]] due to his [[MoraleEventHorizon unforgivable actions]].
** Nosferatu Zodd is also one for Guts, both are heavy [[BloodKnight Blood Knights]] and will slay armies just get a thrill, but Guts soon found a purpose to his sword [[spoiler to protect his love Casca, Casca]], while Zodd still just kills for thousands to pleasure himself. [[spoiler: And Zodd also lost his horn to the reborn Griffith like how Guts lost his arm to Griffith during the Eclipse and Zodd also became the [[TheLancer Raids leader leader]] the for Griffith same as Guts once was]].


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** Casca has neutral counterpart in Sonia, the reborn Griffith's medium. Both were simple village girls saved from sexual violence and imprisonment by Griffith which caused both Casca and Sonia to fall in [[SmittenTeenageGirl deeply]] in love with him to the point of blind unhealthy worship. Casca like Sonia after her becomes [[ClingyJealousGirl highly jealous]] of Griffith's other affections. The major difference is Casca during the start of The Eclipse could finally see the evil Griffith was bringing down on her and violating [[BreakTheCutie her mind]] [[RapeAsDrama and body]] but Sonia on the otherhand has never witnessed Griffith as he truly is [[spoiler: Femto]] still seeing Griffith as the spotless [[DarkMessiah messiah]].
9th Aug '17 7:36:00 AM RandomX
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* {{Berserk}} has Guts and Griffith who also go for the for [[UglyHeroGoodLookingVillain the dark hero, white villain]] subversion, both Guts and Griffith are MasterSwordsmen who came from very poor (and cruel) upbringings and became later become infamous/famous across the Midland. Griffith looked up at the castles and towers [[AmbitionIsEvil wanting a kingdom for himself]], while Guts looked at the cruel [[DarkFantasy environment]] that was his life and wanted to survive until he died in combat. Griffith is graceful and has noble bearing all things associated with a traditional hero, despite actually being a cruel, manipulating, downright "rapey" villain (seen most clearly as [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Femto]]). While Guts is cold and brutal and will do almost anything to win, things often associated with an archetypal villain (plus Guts often mistaken for a demon). But Guts is actually more of a AntiHero who actually cares and protects innocent lives (though he never admit it), while Griffith truly just [[ChessMaster views all those below him]] as pawns to used and thrown away. It's also worth noting Griffith usually lets other people risk their lives for him in combat while Guts [[OneManArmy battles thousands on his own]] to protect his comrades and loved ones.

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* {{Berserk}} has Guts and Griffith who fantastically play this trope straight while also go subverting it at the same time. Both characters were born in squalor and grew into the mercenary life which Griffith did so that he would one day claim a kingdom, while Guts had no choice but to earn his keep or starve. Both them at their [[CharlesAtlasSuperPower peak]] are MasterSwordsman and capable of leading the Band of Hawk [[note]] as Guts discovers when the former leader Griffith was rendered lame and crippled due to being tortured for a year [[/note]] and both Guts and Griffith have a receptive dream which they effectively ruin for each other. They loving [[CockFight the same woman]] as well as [[HoYay suggestible feelings]] for each other. And while they have plenty of connections the contrast is crystal clear as well, Guts is resembles the [[DarkIsNotEvil archetypal villain]] and often [[BloodKnight acts]] like it despite being TheHero. While Griffith is more [[UglyHeroGoodLookingVillain the dark hero, white villain]] subversion, both visually appealing]] than Guts and Griffith are MasterSwordsmen who came from very poor (and cruel) upbringings and became later become infamous/famous across can be seen as the Midland. Griffith looked up at the castles and towers [[AmbitionIsEvil wanting a kingdom for himself]], while Guts looked at the cruel [[DarkFantasy environment]] that was his life and wanted to survive until he died in combat. archetypal hero since Griffith is graceful and has noble bearing all things associated with literally a traditional hero, despite actually being a cruel, manipulating, downright "rapey" villain (seen most clearly as [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Femto]]). While Guts is cold and brutal and will do almost anything to win, things often associated with an archetypal villain (plus Guts often mistaken for a demon). But Guts is actually more of a AntiHero KnightInShiningArmour but who actually cares and protects innocent lives (though he never admit it), while Griffith truly just [[ChessMaster views all those below him]] as pawns to used and thrown away. It's also worth noting Griffith usually lets other people risk their lives for him in combat while Guts [[OneManArmy battles thousands on his own]] to protect his comrades and loved ones. is ultimately [[BigBad the villain]].
27th May '17 12:47:49 PM GordyTepig
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** Yuri is literally Yuya's counterpart from a different dimension, who is Yuya's [[ObviouslyEvil opposite]] [[TheDreaded in]] [[PsychoForHire every]] [[ForTheEvulz way]]. His ace, Starve Venom Fusion Dragon is also presented as a malevolent and evil counterpart to Yuya's Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon.

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** Yuri is literally Yuya's counterpart from a different dimension, who is Yuya's [[ObviouslyEvil opposite]] [[TheDreaded in]] [[PsychoForHire every]] [[ForTheEvulz way]]. His ace, Starve Venom Fusion Dragon is also presented as a malevolent and evil counterpart to Yuya's Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon. He even sports a counterpart to Yuya's [[ForHappiness Smile World]] card: [[KickTheDog Ridicule World]], which prevents the opponent from attacking, all while creating sinister shadows that laugh and mock them.
19th May '17 8:13:55 PM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': Besides obvious parallels between the protagonist, Kumagawa is also a dark mirror of Zenkichi, sharing similar traits while sitll appearing to be complete opposites. While Zenkichi is a tsundere, Kumagawa is a compulsive liar. Similarly, they're both attached to some of the most powerful figures in the story; Zenkichi to Medaka, Kumagawa to [[spoiler: Ajimu]]. While Zenkichi doesn't think much his abilities, Kumagawa claims to be epitome of weakness, yet both are some of the most determined people in the Naruto series.

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* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': Besides obvious parallels between the protagonist, Kumagawa is also a dark mirror of Zenkichi, sharing similar traits while sitll appearing to be complete opposites. While Zenkichi is a tsundere, Kumagawa is a compulsive liar. Similarly, they're both attached to some of the most powerful figures in the story; Zenkichi to Medaka, Kumagawa to [[spoiler: Ajimu]]. While Zenkichi doesn't think much his abilities, Kumagawa claims to be epitome of weakness, yet both are some of the most determined people in the Naruto series.
19th May '17 8:10:53 PM mouschilight
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*** [[spoiler: Obito]] is also an evil counterpart for Kakashi, who went through the same horrific childhood as [[spoiler: Obito]] but ended up making an entirely different choice. Kakashi even openly acknowledges he might have chosen a similar path if not for--oh the {{irony}}--[[spoiler:Obito]]'s own words.

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*** ** [[spoiler: Obito]] is also an evil counterpart for Kakashi, who went through the same horrific childhood as [[spoiler: Obito]] but ended up making an entirely different choice. Kakashi even openly acknowledges he might have chosen a similar path if not for--oh the {{irony}}--[[spoiler:Obito]]'s own words.
6th May '17 12:22:49 PM Bugfragged
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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'':
** Akihiko Kayaba is one to Kazuto Kirigaya. Both find a form of {{Escapism}} in the VRMMORPG game, ''Sword Art Online'', preferring it to the real world. However, Kazuto starts as an IneffectualLoner and learns to [[FireForgedFriends open up to other players]] over the course of the game while Akihiko is a {{Sociopath}} who is utterly detached to the players' suffering as he forces them to live and die in SAO, all for the sake of creating his ideal fantasy world.
** Shouichi Shinkawa and Yuuki Konno are both physically ill in the real world and use the VR world to gain otherwise unobtainable opportunities. However, the former ends up finding purpose in killing players in both the game and real life while the latter becomes a kind and charismatic guild leader who leads similarly ill patients to leave their mark on the game before they die.
3rd May '17 8:02:59 PM mouschilight
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*** [[spoiler: Obito]] is also an evil counterpart for Kakashi, who went through the same horrific childhood as [[spoiler: Obito]] but ended up making an entirely different choice. Kakashi even openly acknowledges he might have chosen a similar path if not for--oh the {{irony}}--[[spoiler: Obito]]'s own words.

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*** [[spoiler: Obito]] is also an evil counterpart for Kakashi, who went through the same horrific childhood as [[spoiler: Obito]] but ended up making an entirely different choice. Kakashi even openly acknowledges he might have chosen a similar path if not for--oh the {{irony}}--[[spoiler: Obito]]'s {{irony}}--[[spoiler:Obito]]'s own words.
3rd May '17 7:54:22 PM mouschilight
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*** [[spoiler: Obito]] is also an evil counterpart for Kakashi, who went through the same horrific childhood as [[spoiler: Obito]] but ended up making an entirely different choice. Kakashi even openly acknowledges he might have chosen a similar path if not for--oh the {{irony}}, [[spoiler: Obito]]'s own words.

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*** [[spoiler: Obito]] is also an evil counterpart for Kakashi, who went through the same horrific childhood as [[spoiler: Obito]] but ended up making an entirely different choice. Kakashi even openly acknowledges he might have chosen a similar path if not for--oh the {{irony}}, [[spoiler: {{irony}}--[[spoiler: Obito]]'s own words.
3rd May '17 7:40:41 PM mouschilight
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** And now there's [[spoiler: Obito]] as well, since he was explicitly compared to Naruto earlier in the story. [[spoiler: Obito]] bears a dozen similarities to Naruto: he has an uncanny resemblance to Naruto, he has the same dream of becoming Hokage as Naruto, same one-sided crush on their female teammate ([[spoiler:Obito]] with Rin, [[LovingAShadow Naruto with Sakura]]) and [[spoiler: Obito]] possess the same jealousy for the "[[TheLancer cool guy]]" of the team. And by the time he becomes the villain, the mask wearing Tobi, who would've killed a minute old baby and sic a massive demonic fox on a woman weakened from pregnancy if he wasn't stopped. '''Ouch'''. And the parallels just keep on mounting with [[spoiler: Obito]] becoming a Jinchuriki and being revealed that he is also an orphan who never met his parents. [[spoiler: Obito]] sees all these similarities and tries his best to break Naruto's spirit after [[spoiler: Neji's death]], like his spirit was broken when [[spoiler: [[TheLostLenore Rin died]]]]. But Naruto brings [[spoiler: Obito]] back to the light through the connection they have.

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** And now there's [[spoiler: Obito]] as well, since he was explicitly compared to Naruto earlier in the story. [[spoiler: Obito]] bears a dozen similarities to Naruto: he has an uncanny resemblance to Naruto, he has the same dream of becoming Hokage as Naruto, same one-sided crush on their female teammate ([[spoiler:Obito]] ([[spoiler:Obito with Rin, Rin]], [[LovingAShadow Naruto with Sakura]]) and [[spoiler: Obito]] possess the same jealousy for the "[[TheLancer cool guy]]" of the team. And by the time he becomes the villain, the mask wearing Tobi, who would've killed a minute old baby and sic a massive demonic fox on a woman weakened from pregnancy if he wasn't stopped. '''Ouch'''. And the parallels just keep on mounting with [[spoiler: Obito]] becoming a Jinchuriki and being revealed that he is also an orphan who never met his parents. [[spoiler: Obito]] sees all these similarities and tries his best to break Naruto's spirit after [[spoiler: Neji's death]], like his spirit was broken when [[spoiler: [[TheLostLenore Rin died]]]]. But Naruto brings [[spoiler: Obito]] back to the light through the connection they have.
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