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16th Apr '16 10:55:08 AM nombretomado
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* ''FatherTed'', where Rugged Island has another set of three priests with the same dynamic as the regulars on Craggy Island. Although Father Dick Byrne is more manipulative and evil than his counterpart, the "comparitively" good Father Ted Crilly. As for Cyril McDuff, he's such an eejit even Dougal knows it.
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Bizarro Jerry" (1996) posits Elaine as the focal point between two universes: Jerry, George, and Kramer being their juvenile, petty, and doofy (respectively) selves are contrasted with Kevin, Gene, and Feldman who are mature, considerate, and clever. The episode goes to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bizarro_Jerry#Bizarro_Counterparts great lengths]] to provide all the show's constants with bizarro versions. Some stuff TheOtherWiki misses:

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* ''FatherTed'', ''Series/FatherTed'', where Rugged Island has another set of three priests with the same dynamic as the regulars on Craggy Island. Although Father Dick Byrne is more manipulative and evil than his counterpart, the "comparitively" "comparatively" good Father Ted Crilly. As for Cyril McDuff, he's such an eejit even Dougal knows it.
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Bizarro Jerry" (1996) posits Elaine as the focal point between two universes: Jerry, George, and Kramer being their juvenile, petty, and doofy (respectively) selves are contrasted with Kevin, Gene, and Feldman who are mature, considerate, and clever. The episode goes to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bizarro_Jerry#Bizarro_Counterparts great lengths]] to provide all the show's constants with bizarro versions. Some stuff TheOtherWiki misses:
21st Mar '16 1:12:59 PM ReaderAt2046
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* FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse is something of a Deconstruction of this trope. Essentially, it starts by reversing two fundamental elements of MLP canon. In the first place, it is Celestia who fell into madness, not Luna. In the second, six canonical background ponies become friends and find the Elements of Harmony (Trixe Lulamoon as Element of Magic, Lyra Heartstrings as Element of Loyalty, Ditzy Doo as Element of Kindness, Raindrops as Element of Honesty, Carrot Top as Element of Generosity, and Cherilee as Element of Laughter). The Deconstruction lies in the next step, which is the extensive analysis of all the other things that are changed (not just reversed, but changed in all sorts of ways) either as a result of or in order to cause the two primary changes, as well as the consideration of what things ''don't'' change.
19th Mar '16 5:45:41 AM Hossmeister
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17th Mar '16 8:58:50 AM ObsidianFire
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* The MirrorUniverse of Moebius in the ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' series also has some Bizarro elements, besides the morality flip. A pacifist, Irish-accented Knuckles guards the Sunken Island, and instead of the rare and powerful [[MineralMacGuffin Chaos Emeralds]] there is a bountiful supply of Anarchy Beryl, which gives PowerAtAPrice (Sonic figures this out in an impressive moment of GenreSavvy).

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* The MirrorUniverse of Moebius in the ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' series also has some Bizarro elements, besides the morality flip. A pacifist, Irish-accented Knuckles guards the Sunken Island, and instead of the rare and powerful [[MineralMacGuffin Chaos Emeralds]] there is a bountiful supply of Anarchy Beryl, which gives PowerAtAPrice (Sonic figures this out in an impressive moment of GenreSavvy).smartness).
28th Dec '15 6:36:35 AM Anddrix
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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} has been around long enough (and had enough different people writing him) that in any given story it's possible for him to be embracing nearly any variation on this trope. Occasionally he's treated as a villain (actually evil) but usually he's portrayed as more of a hindrance (he tries to be helpful but is really bad at it, or perhaps he just has a decidedly twisted notion of what "helpful" means). He is, however, nearly ''always'' dumber than the box of rocks he appears to be made of.

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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} Bizarro has been around long enough (and had enough different people writing him) that in any given story it's possible for him to be embracing nearly any variation on this trope. Occasionally he's treated as a villain (actually evil) but usually he's portrayed as more of a hindrance (he tries to be helpful but is really bad at it, or perhaps he just has a decidedly twisted notion of what "helpful" means). He is, however, nearly ''always'' dumber than the box of rocks he appears to be made of.
20th Dec '15 5:54:19 PM nombretomado
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** Bizarro World is a planet (or sometimes a universe) that works on Bizarro logic, where everything is opposite of Earthly ways (the planet itself is actually a cube and named "Htrae"). Bizarro World in the SilverAge had a law stating it was a crime to do anything good or make anything pretty or to do things correctly. This was instituted by Bizarro #1 after Lois Lane called him a hideous and backwards "Bizzaro" {{Superman}}. The inhabitants actually rejected the first Bizarro baby because it was perfect by human standards, then tried to get it back when they found out it would turn Bizarro three days after it was born. ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' introduced "Zibarro," who was like a Bizarro on Bizarro World. That is, he was a normal person.

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** Bizarro World is a planet (or sometimes a universe) that works on Bizarro logic, where everything is opposite of Earthly ways (the planet itself is actually a cube and named "Htrae"). Bizarro World in the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} had a law stating it was a crime to do anything good or make anything pretty or to do things correctly. This was instituted by Bizarro #1 after Lois Lane called him a hideous and backwards "Bizzaro" {{Superman}}. The inhabitants actually rejected the first Bizarro baby because it was perfect by human standards, then tried to get it back when they found out it would turn Bizarro three days after it was born. ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' introduced "Zibarro," who was like a Bizarro on Bizarro World. That is, he was a normal person.
28th Nov '15 5:09:04 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''TheSecretSaturdays'' has a magic mirror bring The Mondays, their {{evilcounterpart}}s from a MirrorUniverse, into their world. Each of them has their personalities reversed ''and'' some physical difference to tell them apart. In addition, they are supposed to be made of Anti-Matter, which causes reality t go crazy every time one of the characters approached his or her counterpart. (Actually, if they were made of antimatter they would have exploded like nuclear bombs the moment they entered the positive universe.)

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* An episode of ''TheSecretSaturdays'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'' has a magic mirror bring The Mondays, their {{evilcounterpart}}s from a MirrorUniverse, into their world. Each of them has their personalities reversed ''and'' some physical difference to tell them apart. In addition, they are supposed to be made of Anti-Matter, which causes reality t go crazy every time one of the characters approached his or her counterpart. (Actually, if they were made of antimatter they would have exploded like nuclear bombs the moment they entered the positive universe.)
26th Nov '15 11:52:09 PM nombretomado
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* Sketches set in "The Bizarro World" - done with a jerky low-frame-rate camera effect and funky audio filtering - were a frequent feature on ''SaturdayNightLive'' during the early 1980s.

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* Sketches set in "The Bizarro World" - done with a jerky low-frame-rate camera effect and funky audio filtering - were a frequent feature on ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' during the early 1980s.
27th Oct '15 4:37:17 PM EcliptorCalrissian
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** The Mirror Universe was later revisited in a series of episodes on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' to show how Kirk and company's interaction affected things. Now, the human race is enslaved by a Klingon/Cardassian alliance, with Kira their Intendent and Worf their regent. Sisko was a JerkWithAHeartOfGold that became a rebel leader, Jadzia his mistress and O'Brien a timid tinkerer. Interesting, mirror-[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tuvok]] appeared in one of these episodes, but was very much like his normal universe counterpart.

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** The Mirror Universe was later revisited in a series of episodes on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' to show how Kirk and company's interaction affected things. Now, the human race is enslaved by a Klingon/Cardassian alliance, with Kira their Intendent Intendant and Worf their regent.Regent. Sisko was a JerkWithAHeartOfGold that became a rebel leader, Jadzia his mistress and O'Brien a timid tinkerer. Interesting, Interestingly, mirror-[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tuvok]] appeared in one of these episodes, but was very much like his normal universe counterpart.



** Later ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' did a two-parter showing the Terran Empire in the 22nd century. Archer was a commander prone to ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, Reed a sadistic security officer, Phlox loose with medical ethics and Trip a bitter engineer suffering from radiation poisoning among other differences.

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** Later ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' did a two-parter showing the Terran Empire in the 22nd century. Archer was a commander prone to ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, Reed a sadistic security officer, Phlox loose with medical ethics and Trip a bitter engineer suffering from radiation poisoning among other differences. In the end, [[spoiler: Hoshi betrays Archer, steals the ship lost from the TOS era, and according to the ExpandedUniverse, becomes Empress.]]
23rd Oct '15 4:13:46 PM nombretomado
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* Termina is this to Hyrule in ''TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. While Hyrule is the home of the Triforce and watched over by 3 goddesses, Termina is watched over by 4 male giants.

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* Termina is this to Hyrule in ''TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''.''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. While Hyrule is the home of the Triforce and watched over by 3 goddesses, Termina is watched over by 4 male giants.
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