History EvilCounterpart / WesternAnimation

17th Sep '17 6:30:05 PM redandready45
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*** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', Twilight's human AlternateSelf, mentioned in the first film and seen in TheStinger of ''Rainbow Rocks'', is a member of the Crystal Prep Shadowcolts, the rival team of the Canterlot Wondercolts. Naturally, she winds up coming into conflict with Sunset, and [[spoiler: their final confrontation is heavily reminiscent of the one from the first movie, but with the places reversed.]]

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*** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', Twilight's human AlternateSelf, mentioned in the first film and seen in TheStinger of ''Rainbow Rocks'', is a member of the Crystal Prep Shadowcolts, and the rival team of the Shadowbolts are this to Canterlot Wondercolts. Naturally, she winds up coming High School, having the same competitive edge, but none of the team spirit. After the ACADECA, Sunset gets a warm congratulations from her teammates despite losing, while Human Twilight gets little more than half-hearted applause, despite winning.
*** Abacus Cinch, Crystal Prep's principal, is this both Princess and Principal Celestia. While both characters care about the people under their charge, Cinch sees her students as tools to victory. While Princess Celestia has guided Princess Twilight to the path of good, Cinch blackmailed Human Twilight
into conflict with Sunset, and serving her ends, [[spoiler: their final confrontation is heavily reminiscent of the one from the first movie, but with the places reversed.]]and later forced her to unleash her collected magic, which turned Human Twilight into a dangerous, cosmic-level threat]].
27th Jul '17 6:23:00 PM Vir
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** [[ArchEnemy Aku himself is this for Jack]]. Both are the series' BigBad BigGood respectively. Similarly, both were influenced by powerful beings: while Jack obtained a sword created by the gods Odin, Ra and Rama, the [[GreaterScopeHero Greater-Scope Heroes]], Aku obtained his demonic powers by a monstruous [[EldritchAbomination Black Mass]], the GreaterScopeVillain. Both are fighting for a cause: Aku thrives on spreading despair and terror; Jack inspires hope and fights for a better world without Aku. Both have their fatal flaws: Jack has his UnstoppableRage, and Aku is so evil [[MadeOfEvil because is the only thing he understands]], to the point that it makes him predictable and even is a weakness for him when doing good would have benefited him more yet he still couldn't help but be evil.

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** [[ArchEnemy Aku himself is this for Jack]]. Both are the series' BigBad BigGood and BigGood, respectively. Similarly, both were influenced by powerful beings: while Jack obtained a sword created by the gods Odin, Ra and Rama, the [[GreaterScopeHero Greater-Scope Heroes]], Aku obtained his demonic powers by a monstruous [[EldritchAbomination Black Mass]], the GreaterScopeVillain. Both are fighting for a cause: Aku thrives on spreading despair and terror; Jack inspires hope and fights for a better world without Aku. Both have their fatal flaws: Jack has his UnstoppableRage, and Aku is so evil [[MadeOfEvil because is the only thing he understands]], to the point that it makes him predictable and even is a weakness for him when doing good would have benefited him more yet he still couldn't help but be evil.
26th Jul '17 1:54:51 PM RobbSony3
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* The episode "Jack versus Mad Jack" of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' deals with Jack's inner rage building to a peak when he gets bombarded by nearly a dozen bounty hunters. Aku, watching Jack's anger boil, sees that his fury is powerful in its own right and decides to manifest an evil duplicate called Mad Jack to turn it against him. However, Jack soon discovers that Mad Jack's existence is tied to the rage that currently resides in him, so Jack takes a second to cool his head and purge his mind of that rage, which wipes Mad Jack from existence.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'':
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The episode "Jack versus Mad Jack" of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' deals with Jack's inner rage building to a peak when he gets bombarded by nearly a dozen bounty hunters. Aku, watching Jack's anger boil, sees that his fury is powerful in its own right and decides to manifest an evil duplicate called Mad Jack to turn it against him. However, Jack soon discovers that Mad Jack's existence is tied to the rage that currently resides in him, so Jack takes a second to cool his head and purge his mind of that rage, which wipes Mad Jack from existence.existence.
** [[ArchEnemy Aku himself is this for Jack]]. Both are the series' BigBad BigGood respectively. Similarly, both were influenced by powerful beings: while Jack obtained a sword created by the gods Odin, Ra and Rama, the [[GreaterScopeHero Greater-Scope Heroes]], Aku obtained his demonic powers by a monstruous [[EldritchAbomination Black Mass]], the GreaterScopeVillain. Both are fighting for a cause: Aku thrives on spreading despair and terror; Jack inspires hope and fights for a better world without Aku. Both have their fatal flaws: Jack has his UnstoppableRage, and Aku is so evil [[MadeOfEvil because is the only thing he understands]], to the point that it makes him predictable and even is a weakness for him when doing good would have benefited him more yet he still couldn't help but be evil.
*** [[BlackAndWhiteMorality In a moral sense, he's very much the exact opposite of Jack]]. While Jack seeks to do good wherever possible, even at risk to his well being and goal of returning to the past, Aku always seeks out any action where he makes life miserable for others - even if it would be to his disadvantage in the long run. Their colors and designs likewise contrast as well - Jack is a humble prince in all-white robes who is selfless, empathetic, dutiful and the epitome of an honorable man, while Aku is an all-black demon-sorcerer who is selfish, callous, treats the world as his toybox and perfectly embodies an amoral force of nature. Likewise, they also have opposing meaning in their titles - Jack's is "Samurai", which is generally associated with a humble and honorable warrior, while one of Aku's titles has him call himself a "Shogun", which is more in line with a ruler and supreme commander of an army.
*** Season 5 in particular highlights their different reactions to their stalemate: while Jack forces himself to keep moving and fighting for mankind, Aku completely gives up on beating Jack and retreats from the public. Notably, Jack's hallucinations damn Jack for his inaction, while Aku begins talking to himself to try and feel ''better'' about his failure.
18th May '17 3:16:33 PM Spanks
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** Twilight gains another one in season 5 named [[DarkMagicalGirl Starlight Glimmer]]. Both seek to spread friendship across the land, but Twilight offers genuine friendship while Starlight offers a false one through brainwashing. Twilight studies and trains to overcome her limitations and encourages others to do their best, while Starlight became bitterly jealous of others and so found a spell that can take away the talents of others, so nopony can ever be better than her. While Twilight became a new Princess of Friendship in Equestria, Starlight became a sociopathic dictator in a FalseUtopia town, with aspirations to take her message [[TodayXTomorrowTheWorld outside of her town]]. It also reflects in their backstories. Twilight Sparkle has had friends, social status, and guidance since youth and had the benefit of being a magical prodigy mentored under the tutelege of Princess Celestia, not to mention her ''special cutie mark connection'' with the other Mane Five. Starlight Glimmer on the other hand, has had no such fortune whatsoever. As a filly, Starlight had minimal guidance, no cutie mark connection and in fact suffered a ''broken'' friendship due to her closest friend ''receiving his cutie mark'', and was forced to have pretty much spent most of her life [[FriendlessBackground alone]], which [[StartOfDarkness led]] to her increasing bitterness and hatred towards cutie marks and talents. It's even lampshaded when the two meet, as Starlight becomes increasingly [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] and [[TheResenter resentful]] of Twilight's talent and fortune, to the point where Starlight develops a personal vendetta against Twilight and her friends that [[RevengeBeforeReason grew even stronger]] after the season 5 premiere. [[spoiler: Which is why Twilight Sparkle takes it upon herself to befriend Starlight Glimmer and teach her about Friendship as her own mentor.]]

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** Twilight gains another one in season 5 named [[DarkMagicalGirl Starlight Glimmer]]. Both seek to spread friendship across the land, but Twilight offers genuine friendship while Starlight offers a false one through brainwashing. Twilight studies and trains to overcome her limitations and encourages others to do their best, while Starlight became bitterly jealous of others and so found a spell that can take away the talents of others, so nopony can ever be better than her. While Twilight became a new Princess of Friendship in Equestria, Starlight became a sociopathic dictator in a FalseUtopia town, with aspirations to take her message [[TodayXTomorrowTheWorld outside of her town]]. It also reflects in their backstories. Twilight Sparkle has had friends, social status, and guidance since youth and had the benefit of being a magical prodigy mentored under the tutelege of Princess Celestia, not to mention her ''special cutie mark connection'' with the other Mane Five. Starlight Glimmer on the other hand, has had [[DarkAndTroubledPast no such fortune whatsoever. whatsoever]]. As a filly, Starlight had minimal guidance, no special cutie mark connection and in fact suffered a ''broken'' friendship due to her closest friend ''receiving his cutie mark'', and was forced to have pretty much spent spend most of her life [[FriendlessBackground alone]], which [[StartOfDarkness led]] to her increasing bitterness and hatred towards cutie marks and talents. It's even lampshaded when the two meet, as Starlight becomes increasingly [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] and [[TheResenter resentful]] of Twilight's talent and fortune, to the point where Starlight develops a personal vendetta against Twilight and her friends that [[RevengeBeforeReason grew even stronger]] after the season 5 premiere. [[spoiler: Which is why Twilight Sparkle [[SympathyForTheDevil understood Starlight's plight]] and takes it upon herself to befriend Starlight Glimmer and teach her about Friendship as her own mentor.]]
7th May '17 7:49:55 AM Zeiram1990
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', there are numerous parallels between [[TeamMom Katara]] and [[MagnificentBastard Azula]]: roughly the same [[ImprobableAge age]], they are both the daughters of leaders with leadership skills of their own, both freakishly [[TheGift powerful and talented]] prodigies with their elements, both at least occasionally overbearing control freaks and possessed of a dangerous temper when provoked. On opposite lines of the RedOniBlueOni divide they may be, but taking into account their fathers' personalities/influences they are far more alike than one may think.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', there are numerous parallels between [[TeamMom Katara]] and [[MagnificentBastard [[TheDragon Azula]]: roughly the same [[ImprobableAge age]], they are both the daughters of leaders with leadership skills of their own, both freakishly [[TheGift powerful and talented]] prodigies with their elements, both at least occasionally overbearing control freaks and possessed of a dangerous temper when provoked. On opposite lines of the RedOniBlueOni divide they may be, but taking into account their fathers' personalities/influences they are far more alike than one may think.
1st May '17 2:15:53 PM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has ''two'' sets. The Rowdyruff Boys are a group of little boys with the same powers but the opposite morality, and were created by Mojo Jojo from snips, snails, and puppy dogs tails. The Powerpunk Girls (Berserk, Brat, and Brute) are from an alternate universe where the evil [[PunnyName Oppressor Plutonium]] (Professor Utonium's own Evil Counterpart) created them out of salt, vinegar, and everything nasty (and Chemical X) to conquer the world. (Although in the case of Buttercup and Brute, the only ''real'' difference between their personalities is that Brute's tendency towards violence is ''amplified''.) Mojo Jojo has a Good Counterpart in this reality who is a hero.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has ''two'' sets. The Rowdyruff Boys are a group of little boys with the same powers but the opposite morality, and were created by Mojo Jojo from snips, snails, and puppy dogs tails. The Powerpunk Girls (Berserk, Brat, and Brute) are from an alternate universe where the evil [[PunnyName Oppressor Plutonium]] (Professor Utonium's own Evil Counterpart) created them out of salt, vinegar, and everything nasty (and Chemical X) to conquer the world. (Although in the case of Buttercup and Brute, the only ''real'' difference between their personalities is that Brute's tendency towards violence is ''amplified''.) Mojo Jojo has a Good Counterpart in this reality who is a hero. The Powerpunk Girls story, "Deja View" was turned into issue #50 of the DC comic book as the plans to make it a TV episode fell through (over budget, tight deadline).
28th Apr '17 11:14:00 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Rataxes is Babar's evil counterpart in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'': both are kings of animal nations but whilst Babar is a [[TheGoodKing benevolent, fair and peace loving Monarch], Rataxes is a mean dictator.

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* Rataxes is Babar's evil counterpart in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'': both are kings of animal nations but whilst Babar is a [[TheGoodKing benevolent, fair and peace loving Monarch], Monarch]], Rataxes is a mean dictator.
12th Mar '17 12:47:13 PM MagBas
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** Amon [[spoiler:initially]] represents the idea of an ordinary human born without bending, but later gaining power from the spirits in order to take away others bending. Contrasting each Avatar's reincarnation and multiple bending abilities being the result of a permanent fusion with a spirit.
** Unalaq ''literally'' becomes Korra's evil counterpart [[spoiler:by fusing with the spirit that embodies the polar opposite of the one empowering the Avatar]].

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** Amon [[spoiler:initially]] represents the idea of an ordinary human born without bending, but later gaining power from the spirits in order to take away others bending. Contrasting each Avatar's reincarnation and multiple bending abilities being the result of a permanent fusion with a spirit.
** Unalaq ''literally'' becomes Korra's evil counterpart [[spoiler:by fusing with the a spirit that embodies the polar opposite of the one empowering as the Avatar]].
12th Mar '17 4:20:39 AM MagBas
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* Rataxes is Babar's evil counterpart in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' as they are complete opposites: both are kings of animal nations but whilst Babar is a [[TheGoodKing benevolent, fair and peace loving Monarch]] loved by his people, Rataxes is a mean reckless dictator [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating unpopular even among his kind]].

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* Rataxes is Babar's evil counterpart in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' as they are complete opposites: ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'': both are kings of animal nations but whilst Babar is a [[TheGoodKing benevolent, fair and peace loving Monarch]] loved by his people, Monarch], Rataxes is a mean reckless dictator [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating unpopular even among his kind]].dictator.
12th Mar '17 1:02:27 AM Luppercus
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* Rataxes is Babar's evil counterpart in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' as they are complete opposites: both are kings of animal nations but whilst Babar is a [[TheGoodKing Benevolent, fair and peace loving Monarch]] loved by his people, Rataxes is a cruel ruthless dictator [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating unpopular even among his kind]].

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* Rataxes is Babar's evil counterpart in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' as they are complete opposites: both are kings of animal nations but whilst Babar is a [[TheGoodKing Benevolent, benevolent, fair and peace loving Monarch]] loved by his people, Rataxes is a cruel ruthless mean reckless dictator [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating unpopular even among his kind]].
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