History EvilCounterpart / VideoGames

20th Jun '17 10:25:42 AM Piterpicher
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* Your main power in ''AfterBurner Climax'' is the Climax Mode LimitBreak that allows you to launch {{Macross Missile Massacre}}s. In late-game you run into enemy planes who can launch {{Macross Missile Massacre}}s too. And since ItsUpToYou... Well, thank goodness for MercyInvincibility is all.

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* Your main power in ''AfterBurner ''VideoGame/AfterBurner Climax'' is the Climax Mode LimitBreak that allows you to launch {{Macross Missile Massacre}}s. In late-game you run into enemy planes who can launch {{Macross Missile Massacre}}s too. And since ItsUpToYou... Well, thank goodness for MercyInvincibility is all.
11th Jun '17 5:12:09 PM nombretomado
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* Mutons of the new ''{{X-COM}}: Enemy Unknown'' have been described like this, an alien SEAL Team Six to fight your own troops.

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* Mutons of the new ''{{X-COM}}: Enemy Unknown'' ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' have been described like this, an alien SEAL Team Six to fight your own troops.
11th Jun '17 4:37:25 PM Vir
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** Later on, Nintendo gave Luigi his own Evil Counterpart in the form of [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Waluigi}} Waluigi]].
** Wario got one himself in ''VideoGame/WarioLandShakeIt''. The Shake King was essentially a bigger, greedier Wario, with most of his abilities mirroring those of Wario. This is assuming he can be called an Evil Counterpart; [[VillainProtagonist Wario isn't exactly a good guy to begin with]].
*** It's interesting to note that the prefix 'wa, originated from the word "warui" means plenty of things, including "evil" in Japanese. Hence, Wario and Waluigi are, literally, "Bad Mario" and "Bad Luigi". However, their names can also mean, based on the meanings for the word "Warui", " Wrong Mario/Luigi", "Poor Mario/Luigi", "Hateful Mario/Luigi", "Abominable Mario/Luigi", "Wrong Mario/Luigi" or "Inferior Mario/Luigi".
*** Furthermore, Waluigi´s name in Japanese is an anagram to the word "Ijiwaru". Which means his name has extra meanings such as "Ill-tempered Luigi" or "Sadistic Luigi".
** ''Bowser'' gets one in VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory when the Dark Star becomes Dark Bowser, the final boss. Bowser has evolved into one to Mario as well--similar fire powers, similar stomping abilities, their powerups have numerous parallels...

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** Later on, Nintendo gave Luigi his own Evil Counterpart in the form of [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Waluigi}} Waluigi]].
SelfDemonstrating/{{Waluigi}}.
** Wario got one himself in ''VideoGame/WarioLandShakeIt''. ''VideoGame/WarioLandShakeIt'' The Shake King was essentially a bigger, greedier Wario, with most of his abilities mirroring those of Wario. This is assuming he can be called an Evil Counterpart; [[VillainProtagonist Wario isn't exactly a good guy to begin with]].
** Wario got another in ''VideoGame/WarioMasterOfDisguise'' in the form of [[spoiler: Terrormisu]]: similar to Wario's ability to change his abilities with his disguises, [[spoiler: Terrormisu]] changes each phase of the fight by putting on a different {{mask|OfPower}} [[EmotionalPowers representing sadness, happiness, and anger]].
*** It's interesting to note that the prefix 'wa, "wa", originated from the word "warui" "warui", means plenty of things, including "evil" in Japanese. Hence, Wario and Waluigi are, literally, "Bad Mario" and "Bad Luigi". However, their names can also mean, based on the meanings for of the word "Warui", " Wrong Mario/Luigi", "Poor Mario/Luigi", "Hateful Mario/Luigi", "Abominable Mario/Luigi", "Wrong Mario/Luigi" or "Inferior Mario/Luigi".
*** Furthermore, Waluigi´s name in Japanese is an anagram to of the word "Ijiwaru". Which means his name has extra meanings such as "Ill-tempered Luigi" or "Sadistic Luigi".
** ''Bowser'' gets one in VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' when the Dark Star becomes Dark Bowser, the final boss. Bowser has evolved into one to Mario as well--similar fire powers, similar stomping abilities, their powerups have numerous parallels...
6th Jun '17 8:59:39 PM CJCroen1393
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** The Mandibuzz line is this to the Braviary line--the latter consists of AlwaysMale [[NobleBirdOfPrey warrior eagles]] who are said to be powerful and honorable fighters, while the former consists of AlwaysFemale [[ScavengersAreScum vultures]] with an appetite for bones, including human ones (in fact, Vullaby, Mandibuzz's baby form, wears a ''human skull'' as a ''diaper''). To drive the point home, the Mandibuzz line is outfitted with the [[CombatPragmatist Dark-type]], meaning that they fight dirty.
1st Jun '17 3:36:19 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Liquid Snake from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' is one of the few literal examples. He and his twin Solid Snake were cloned from the same man, and although Liquid was (supposedly) genetically superior than his brother Solid, Liquid grew up believing the opposite and wanted to kill his father Big Boss to prove his worth. When Solid takes away that chance from him by defeating Big Boss first, Liquid decided to take his aggression to Solid instead.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
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Liquid Snake from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' is one of the few literal examples. He and his twin Solid Snake were cloned from the same man, and although Liquid was (supposedly) genetically superior than his brother Solid, Liquid grew up believing the opposite and wanted to kill his father Big Boss to prove his worth. When Solid takes away that chance from him by defeating Big Boss first, Liquid decided to take his aggression to Solid instead.
20th May '17 12:14:08 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series, Lord Blackthorne is this to Lord British. The Virtues have evil counterparts as well.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series, Lord Blackthorne is this to Lord British. The Virtues have evil counterparts as well.
19th May '17 2:14:35 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the traitor, [[spoiler:Goro Akechi]], is this to the protagonist. In fact, [[spoiler:the deity manipulating everything specifically choose the two to be rivals in its twisted game; Akechi and the protagonist even have the same "Wild Card" power that allows them to use multiple Personas]].

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** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the traitor, [[spoiler:Goro Akechi]], is this to the protagonist. In fact, [[spoiler:the deity manipulating everything specifically choose the two to be rivals in its twisted game; Akechi and the protagonist even have the same "Wild Card" power that allows them to use multiple Personas]]. This is also inverted with [[spoiler:Shadow Futaba]], who represents [[spoiler:Futaba's ''positivity'']].
19th May '17 2:04:11 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** [[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaTheMinishCap Vaati]] is another example, Vaati is a selfish power hungry evil to Link's selfless altruistic good, powerful wizard to Link's master swordsman, and even have a very similar appearance [[GoodColorsEvilColors though the colors are suitably different.]]

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** [[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaTheMinishCap Vaati]] Vaati from ''VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaTheMinishCap'' is another example, Vaati is a selfish power hungry evil to Link's selfless altruistic good, powerful wizard to Link's master swordsman, and even have a very similar appearance [[GoodColorsEvilColors though the colors are suitably different.]]



* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Saren is [[PlayerCharacter Shepard's]] EvilCounterpart, being a Spectre agent turned rogue.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Saren is [[PlayerCharacter Shepard's]] EvilCounterpart, being a Spectre agent turned rogue.



** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Shepard is being targeted by Cerberus assassin Kai Leng, who was first introduced in ''Literature/MassEffectRetribution''. Before Kai Leng worked with Cerberus, he was an Alliance N7 Operative (like Shepard) who was imprisoned for murdering a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy krogan]] in a bar while on leave ([[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer with nothing but a]] {{knife|Nut}}). Also after Shepard was killed s/he was given many cybernetic implants to help rebuild him/her, and Kai Leng now also has cybernetic enhancements.. Finally, they're both the best and most skilled fighters of their specific sides: Shepard for the Alliance and Council, and Kai Leng for Cerberus.
** The evil counterpart to Shepard in ''Mass Effect 3'' is The Illusive Man. While Shepard is willing to sacrifce himself/herself for the greater good, and reluctantly sacrifices others for the same, TIM forcibly sacrifices others to achieve his goals, to acquire power. While Shepard's sacrifices bring humanity closer to victory, TIM's sacrifces brings humanity closer to destruction.
** The main villain of the ''Citadel DLC'' is [[spoiler: a [[EvilTwin Cerberus-created clone]] of Shepard, who intends to KillAndReplace the original.]] Taken further when they explicitly refer to [[spoiler: Maya Brooks]], their NumberTwo as being their "[[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Miranda]]".
** Achieved in the Multiplayer, with the [[SuperPrototype Phoenix classes]], biotic Cerberus defectors, and the Dragoons, which is what would have happened if the Phoenixes had stayed loyal. Same suit? Check. Same attack, [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience different only in color]]? Check. The Phoenix gets it better, since at least it gets shields.

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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'':
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Shepard is being targeted by Cerberus assassin Kai Leng, who was first introduced in ''Literature/MassEffectRetribution''. Before Kai Leng worked with Cerberus, he was an Alliance N7 Operative (like Shepard) who was imprisoned for murdering a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy krogan]] in a bar while on leave ([[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer with nothing but a]] {{knife|Nut}}). Also after Shepard was killed s/he was given many cybernetic implants to help rebuild him/her, and Kai Leng now also has cybernetic enhancements.. Finally, they're both the best and most skilled fighters of their specific sides: Shepard for the Alliance and Council, and Kai Leng for Cerberus.
** The *** Another evil counterpart to Shepard in ''Mass Effect 3'' is The Illusive Man. While Shepard is willing to sacrifce himself/herself for the greater good, and reluctantly sacrifices others for the same, TIM forcibly sacrifices others to achieve his goals, to goals and acquire power. While Shepard's sacrifices bring humanity closer to victory, TIM's sacrifces brings humanity closer to destruction.
** *** The main villain of the ''Citadel DLC'' ''Citadel'' DLC is [[spoiler: a [[EvilTwin Cerberus-created clone]] of Shepard, who intends to KillAndReplace the original.]] Taken further when they explicitly refer to [[spoiler: Maya Brooks]], their NumberTwo as being their "[[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Miranda]]".
** *** Achieved in the Multiplayer, with the [[SuperPrototype Phoenix classes]], biotic Cerberus defectors, and the Dragoons, which is what would have happened if the Phoenixes had stayed loyal. Same suit? Check. Same attack, [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience different only in color]]? Check. The Phoenix gets it better, since at least it gets shields.



* Because of the Jungian craziness, ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'' has this in spades. The main cast of ''VideoGame/Persona2'' actually have to fight their Shadows, manifestations of their dark sides created by Nyarlathotep. In the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', there's Maki/[[DubNameChange Mary]] vs. Pandora and Aki/Maggie, and Kei/Nate vs. Kandori/Guido as businessmen who took different paths.
** The tradition continues in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', where fighting the Shadows of your soon-to-be party members is a major part of the game, generally after the original screams "You're not me!", causing the Shadow to become berserk.
** Before they fight their Shadows, the cast of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Innocent Sin'' have to face the Masked Four: leaders of the Masked Circle chosen by the Joker, whether intentionally or only subconsciously, because of their parallels with the main 4 party members. Of the three fought during the game, two of them even wield modified versions of their counterpart's initial personas.
** [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Strega]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' are the Evil Counterparts to SEES. Specifically, Takaya is the Protagonist's Evil Counterpart, though he's more against your team in general than you specifically.
** [[spoiler:Adachi]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' also serves this role for the protagonist. In fact, he even has the same [[JohnnyYongBosch US voice actor]] and a modified version of the main character's first persona.

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* Because of the Jungian craziness, ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'' has this in spades. ''spades'':
** In the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', there's [[spoiler:Ideal]] Maki/[[DubNameChange Mary]] and Mai/Mae vs. Pandora and Aki/Maggie, with the former two representing [[spoiler:Maki Sonomura's ideal self and ego]] and the latter two representing [[spoiler:Maki's nihilism and id]]. There's also Kei/Nate (good, if a bit of a jerk) vs. Kandori/Guido (definitely evil), being wealthy businessmen who took different paths, which becomes even more apparent [[spoiler:if you have them meet each other again in ''Persona 2'']].
**
The main cast of ''VideoGame/Persona2'' actually have to fight their Shadows, manifestations of their dark sides created by Nyarlathotep. In Before they fight their Shadows, the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', there's Maki/[[DubNameChange Mary]] vs. Pandora cast of ''Persona 2: Innocent Sin'' also have to face the Masked Four: Leaders of the Masked Circle chosen by the Joker, whether intentionally or only subconsciously, because of their parallels with the main four party members. Of the three fought during the game, two of them even wield modified versions of their counterpart's initial Personas.
** [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Strega]] of ''VideoGame/Persona3'' are the Evil Counterparts to SEES; where as SEES seeks to save the world because they
and Aki/Maggie, and Kei/Nate vs. Kandori/Guido as businessmen who took different paths.
their loved ones all have something to live for, Strega seeks to destroy the world because they believe all life is pointless. Specifically, Strega's leader Takaya is the Protagonist's Evil Counterpart, though he's more against your team in general than you specifically.
** The tradition continues in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', where fighting the Shadows of your soon-to-be party members is a major part of the game, generally after the original screams "You're not me!", causing the Shadow to become berserk.
** Before they fight their Shadows, the cast of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Innocent Sin'' have to face the Masked Four: leaders of the Masked Circle chosen by the Joker, whether intentionally or only subconsciously, because of their parallels with the main 4 party members. Of the three fought during the game, two of them even wield modified versions of their counterpart's initial personas.
** [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Strega]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' are the Evil Counterparts to SEES. Specifically, Takaya is the Protagonist's Evil Counterpart, though he's more against your team in general than you specifically.
** [[spoiler:Adachi]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''
berserk. The true killer, [[spoiler:Adachi]], also serves this role for the protagonist. In fact, he even has the same [[JohnnyYongBosch [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch US voice actor]] and a modified version of the main character's first persona.Persona.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the traitor, [[spoiler:Goro Akechi]], is this to the protagonist. In fact, [[spoiler:the deity manipulating everything specifically choose the two to be rivals in its twisted game; Akechi and the protagonist even have the same "Wild Card" power that allows them to use multiple Personas]].
29th Apr '17 6:20:00 AM Fuyumoto
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': [[spoiler: Seimei]] has one in the form of [[spoiler: Kuro Seimei]], who plans to wreck havoc on the city. All of the latter's victims mistake the former for the perpetrator, even though [[AllegedLookalikes the players can easily tell the two apart]]. [[spoiler: To be fair, that last part is sort of [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since the two are not clones,
but [[LiteralSplitPersonality two halves of the same person]].]]

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': [[spoiler: Seimei]] has one in the form of [[spoiler: Kuro Seimei]], who plans to wreck havoc on the city. All of the latter's victims mistake the former for the perpetrator, even though [[AllegedLookalikes the players can easily tell the two apart]]. [[spoiler: To be fair, that last part is sort of [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since the two are not clones,
clones, but [[LiteralSplitPersonality two halves of the same person]].]]
29th Apr '17 6:19:26 AM Fuyumoto
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': [[spoiler: Seimei]] has one in the form of [[spoiler: Kuro Seimei]], who plans to wreck havoc on the city. All of the latter's victims mistake the former for the perpetrator, even though [[AllegedLookalikes the players can easily tell the two apart]].

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': [[spoiler: Seimei]] has one in the form of [[spoiler: Kuro Seimei]], who plans to wreck havoc on the city. All of the latter's victims mistake the former for the perpetrator, even though [[AllegedLookalikes the players can easily tell the two apart]]. [[spoiler: To be fair, that last part is sort of [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since the two are not clones,
but [[LiteralSplitPersonality two halves of the same person]].]]
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