History EvilCounterpart / ComicBooks

26th Sep '16 4:53:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' has the Dark Judges, who have taken the policing style of the Judges to an extreme where Mega-City One is practically ''Utopian''. Their world has indeed become devoid of crime. It has also become devoid of life.

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''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' has the Dark Judges, who have taken the policing style of the Judges to an extreme where Mega-City One is practically ''Utopian''. Their world has indeed become devoid of crime. It has also become devoid of life.life.
** ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': Shakara is the ghostly incarnation of the dead Shakara race sworn to avenge them. The main villain of the comic is Cinnibar Brenneka, an evil Shakara who destroyed his own species.
14th Aug '16 9:11:17 PM comicwriter
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** As he was originally a ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' supporting character, one could argue Black Panther is the Good Counterpart of Doctor Doom. Both men are costumed, superpowered rulers of advanced high-tech nations with ties to the FF.
** In-story, ComicBook/{{Storm}} claims that Black Panther and SelfDemostratig/{{Magneto}} mirror each other in many ways, though they aren't really enemies.

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** As he was originally a ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' supporting character, one could argue Black Panther is the Good Counterpart of Doctor Doom. DoctorDoom. Both men are costumed, superpowered rulers of advanced high-tech nations with ties to the FF.
** In-story, ComicBook/{{Storm}} claims that Black Panther and SelfDemostratig/{{Magneto}} mirror each other in many ways, though they aren't really enemies.
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12th Jun '16 4:28:07 PM nombretomado
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** There's also Blood Spider, who was trained by {{Taskmaster}} to kill Spidey. For bonus points, his two teammates, Death-Shield and Jagged Bow, were Evil Counterparts for Captain America and Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}.

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** There's also Blood Spider, who was trained by {{Taskmaster}} ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} to kill Spidey. For bonus points, his two teammates, Death-Shield and Jagged Bow, were Evil Counterparts for Captain America and Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}.
7th Jun '16 7:18:07 PM Doug86
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** He and ComicBook/TheFalcon briefly had an enemy named Anti-Cap, who was meant to be a modern day {{Deconstruction}} of Captain America with the WorldWar2 background swapped out for a more timely [[TheWarOnTerror War On Terror]] one. He even wore a black variant of the Captain America costume.

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** He and ComicBook/TheFalcon briefly had an enemy named Anti-Cap, who was meant to be a modern day {{Deconstruction}} of Captain America with the WorldWar2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII background swapped out for a more timely [[TheWarOnTerror War On Terror]] one. He even wore a black variant of the Captain America costume.
27th May '16 2:13:32 PM Doug86
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** This may not be quite so coincidental, as Creator/ChrisClaremont and JohnByrne were working on the ''Iron Fist'' title around the same time as their classic run on ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''.

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** This may not be quite so coincidental, as Creator/ChrisClaremont and JohnByrne were working on the ''Iron Fist'' title around the same time as their classic run on ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''.''Comicbook/XMen''.
21st May '16 8:31:29 PM comicwriter
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** [[FallenHero Black Adam]] is Captain Marvel's most direct opposite: they have the exact same powers[[note]]well, more or less; when Adam says SHAZAM the acronym is derived from the names of ''Egyptian'' gods, since he lived ''before'' the Greek gods and legendary figures that make up Captain Marvel's SHAZAM, but the net effect is essentially the same[[/note]], since Adam was the Wizard's original Champion. Eventually, he became something of an AntiVillain and got a super-powered wife and brother-in-law who were analogues to Mary and Freddy; they even knew a mutant crocodile who served as a counterpart to [[PantheraAwesome Tawny]]. Then CerebusSyndrome made them all evil to various degrees, fulfilling this trope.

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** [[FallenHero Black Adam]] Comicbook/BlackAdam is Captain Marvel's most direct opposite: they have the exact same powers[[note]]well, more or less; when Adam says SHAZAM the acronym is derived from the names of ''Egyptian'' gods, since he lived ''before'' the Greek gods and legendary figures that make up Captain Marvel's SHAZAM, but the net effect is essentially the same[[/note]], since Adam was the Wizard's original Champion. Eventually, he became something of an AntiVillain and got a super-powered wife and brother-in-law who were analogues to Mary and Freddy; they even knew a mutant crocodile who served as a counterpart to [[PantheraAwesome Tawny]]. Then CerebusSyndrome made them all evil to various degrees, fulfilling this trope.
19th May '16 9:18:18 AM Doug86
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* ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' has had ''several'' villains meant to be his thematic opposite, from the Fly (who gained his powers in an accident much like Peter's own, but never stopped "looking out for number one" and blamed everyone else for his shortcomings) to the Scorpion (ditto; Bonus points for being an arachnid, too. And then the original Scorpion became Venom for a while). Dr. Octopus shares many personality traits with Spider-Man and is even based on another 8-legged creature. Less obviously, there's the Spider-Wasp.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' has had ''several'' villains meant to be his thematic opposite, from the Fly (who gained his powers in an accident much like Peter's own, but never stopped "looking out for number one" and blamed everyone else for his shortcomings) to the Scorpion (ditto; Bonus points for being an arachnid, too. And then the original Scorpion became Venom for a while). Dr. Octopus shares many personality traits with Spider-Man and is even based on another 8-legged creature. Less obviously, there's the Spider-Wasp.
6th May '16 7:13:46 AM aye_amber
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** Many writers have played [[DoctorOctopus Otto Octavius]] up as this to Peter, as he's a bespectacled science nerd who was bullied in his youth, and grows up to take on a costumed alter ego based on an animal with eight legs. But the comparisons only got ''really'' overt during Dan Slott's tenure on ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'', where Otto [[GrandTheftMe takes over Peter's body]] and usurps his role as Spider-Man, becoming a tyrannical figure who spies on the people of New York and enforces his will with a private army of armed minions and giant mechs. The whole run is essentially a WhatIf story showing us what it might look like if the mantle of Spider-Man was assumed by someone with all of Peter's willpower and scientific skills, but none of his idealism or sense of responsibility.

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** Many writers have played [[DoctorOctopus [[ComicBook/DoctorOctopus Otto Octavius]] up as this to Peter, as he's a bespectacled science nerd who was bullied in his youth, and grows up to take on a costumed alter ego based on an animal with eight legs. But the comparisons only got ''really'' overt during Dan Slott's tenure on ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'', where Otto [[GrandTheftMe takes over Peter's body]] and usurps his role as Spider-Man, becoming a tyrannical figure who spies on the people of New York and enforces his will with a private army of armed minions and giant mechs. The whole run is essentially a WhatIf story showing us what it might look like if the mantle of Spider-Man was assumed by someone with all of Peter's willpower and scientific skills, but none of his idealism or sense of responsibility.
16th Apr '16 6:04:59 AM MagBas
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** Lex Luthor - being his ArchEnemy, this can be expected - but they rather perfectly contrast each other: one is an immigrant of the stars, who embraces the purest of human virtues (empathy, idealism, hope, etc.), and uses the abilities his body and mind grant him to help people; the other is a natural citizen of Earth, and stands as the pillar of humanity's ''worst'' aspects (greed, pettiness, vanity, etc.), and uses his mind (and supplements his natural, physical strength with power armor) to continue his selfish crusade against the being that "stole his thunder".
15th Apr '16 6:06:57 PM 88y53
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** Lex Luthor - being his ArchEnemy, this can be expected - but they rather perfectly contrast each other: one is an immigrant of the stars, who embraces the purest of human virtues (empathy, idealism, hope, etc.), and uses the abilities his body and mind grant him to help people; the other is a natural citizen of Earth, and stands as the pillar of humanity's ''worst'' aspects (greed, pettiness, vanity, etc.), and uses his mind (and supplements his natural, physical strength with power armor) to continue his selfish crusade against the being that "stole his thunder".



** Brainiac is usually depicted as an alien automaton (if not cyborg), that utilizes his mechanical form and inhuman intelligence to win. In contrast, Superman is given strength from his Kryptonian cells that harvest and metabolize solar energy, using his biological abilities and quick-thinking to passively end battles.
** Mr. Myxzptlk is a reality altering imp from the fifth-dimension, not dissimilar from Superman's Kryptonian lineage. However, while Superman uses his powers for charity and good will, Myxzptlk abuses his powers for pranks and games to alleviate boredom. Going further, Superman home planet was destroyed, contrasting Myxzptlk, who shifts from his home dimension to ours whenever the whim takes him.

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** Brainiac is usually depicted as an alien automaton (if not cyborg), that utilizes his mechanical form and inhuman intelligence to win.crush those who oppose him/it. In contrast, Superman is given strength from his Kryptonian cells that harvest and metabolize solar energy, using his biological abilities and quick-thinking to passively end battles.
** Mr. Myxzptlk is a reality altering imp from the fifth-dimension, not dissimilar from Superman's Kryptonian lineage.own status as an "alien" that doesn't "naturally belong". However, while Superman uses his powers for charity and good will, Myxzptlk abuses his powers for pranks and games to alleviate boredom. Going further, Superman Superman's home planet was destroyed, contrasting with Myxzptlk, who shifts from his home dimension to ours whenever the whim takes him.
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