History EvilCounterpart / WesternAnimation

13th Dec '17 11:10:46 PM Vir
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In a rare villain to villain example, Grant Walker to Mr. Freeze. As pointed out by [[http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/btas/episodes/deepfreeze/ a reviewer for the episode Deep Freeze]], Mr. Freeze is man who claims to be dead to emotions, but whose emotions - mainly his love for his wife- drive his actions, and what prevent him from carrying out Walker's plan, not to mention hating his frozen state. Walker is a seemingly kind man, who thinks nothing of freezing all but a select few to create his own world, and who prefers the confinement of Mr. Freeze. This made him more of a Mr. Freeze than the original one.
* Kevin, aka "Kevin 11" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''. Only a little in his first appearance, but more and more each time he shows up. He starts as a sociopathic kid a little older than Ben with the ability to absorb energy. He absorbs energy from the Omnitrix twice in his debut episode, each time transforming him halfway into one of Ben's alien forms. By the time he resurfaces in his second episode, he's all alien, and can change between them, but can't stay human very long. At the end of that episode, he winds up as a freaky hybrid, incorporating a little bit of human form and aspects of all 10 original aliens, and from then on he's stuck that way.

to:

** In a rare villain to villain example, Grant Walker to Mr. Freeze. As pointed out by [[http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/btas/episodes/deepfreeze/ a reviewer for the episode Deep Freeze]], "Deep Freeze"]], Mr. Freeze is a man who claims to be dead to emotions, but whose emotions - mainly his love for his wife- drive his actions, and what prevent prevents him from carrying out Walker's plan, not to mention hating his frozen state. Walker is a seemingly kind man, who thinks nothing of freezing all but a select few to create his own world, and who prefers the confinement of Mr. Freeze. This made him more of a Mr. Freeze than the original one.
* Kevin, aka "Kevin 11" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''.''Franchise/Ben10''. Only a little in his first appearance, but more and more each time he shows up. He starts as a sociopathic kid a little older than Ben with the ability to absorb energy. He absorbs energy from the Omnitrix twice in his debut episode, each time transforming him halfway into one of Ben's alien forms. By the time he resurfaces in his second episode, he's all alien, and can change between them, but can't stay human very long. At the end of that episode, he winds up as a freaky hybrid, incorporating a little bit of human form and aspects of all 10 original aliens, and from then on he's stuck that way.
6th Dec '17 5:23:47 PM _ballerina_
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' 's Bloom somehow has ''two'' evil counterparts.
** The first, Icy, is a dark magical girl while Bloom is a magical girl, she is the leader of the Trix while Bloom is the leader of the Winx, and her powers are [[AnIcePerson ice]] while Bloom has fire powers.
** Valtor is the second; while his life is dissimilar to Bloom, he was created from a spark of Dragonfire, the entity that gives Bloom her powers, and their powers make them good-evil counterparts, while Lord Darkar's Shadowhaunt powers make him her opposite.
4th Nov '17 5:23:14 PM VisitorAlex
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[ArchEnemy Aku himself is this for Jack]]. Both are the series' BigBad 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.

to:

** [[ArchEnemy Aku himself is this for Jack]]. Both are the series' BigBad 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]], StupidEvil, 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. him.
29th Sep '17 3:53:07 PM Vir
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Alvin the Treacherous is an evil version of Stoic: Both are strong, competent leaders and viking warriors, albeit in different sides of the moral allegiance. They even look similar.

to:

** Alvin the Treacherous is an evil version of Stoic: Stoick: Both are strong, competent leaders and viking warriors, albeit in different sides of the moral allegiance. They even look similar.
22nd Sep '17 4:41:57 AM Luppercus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Another example will be Viggo Grimborn, the leader of the Dragon Hunters as an evil counterpart of Hiccup especially [[spoiler:after Dagur's HeelFaceTurn]]. Viggo is also incredibly savvy of dragon behavior and an expert on dragons but, unlike Hiccup, his goal is to use this knowledge to, well, hunt dragons for profit. The Dragons Hunters are also kind of an evil counterpart of the Dragon Riders of Berk as a group.

to:

** Another example will be Viggo Grimborn, the leader of the Dragon Hunters as an evil counterpart of Hiccup especially [[spoiler:after Dagur's HeelFaceTurn]]. Viggo is also incredibly savvy of dragon behavior and an expert on dragons but, unlike Hiccup, his goal is to use this knowledge to, well, hunt dragons for profit. The Dragons Dragon Hunters are also kind of an evil counterpart of the Dragon Riders of Berk as a group.group.
** Alvin the Treacherous is an evil version of Stoic: Both are strong, competent leaders and viking warriors, albeit in different sides of the moral allegiance. They even look similar.
22nd Sep '17 4:38:23 AM Luppercus
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Another example will be Viggo Grimborn, the leader of the Dragon Hunters as an evil counterpart of Hiccup especially [[spoiler:after Dagur's HeelFaceTurn]]. Viggo is also incredibly savvy of dragon behavior and an expert on dragons but, unlike Hiccup, his goal is to use this knowledge to, well, hunt dragons for profit. The Dragons Hunters are also kind of an evil counterpart of the Dragon Riders of Berk as a group.
17th Sep '17 6:30:05 PM redandready45
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** 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.]]

to:

*** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[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.

to:

** [[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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'':
**
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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.]]

to:

** 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.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 158. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=EvilCounterpart.WesternAnimation