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28th Sep '16 4:07:03 AM fearlessnikki
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** Willow and Tara, both witches in the Scooby Gang, were set apart by their usage of magic. As Willow grew in power as a witch, she used her powers more often, whereas Tara would only use her magic for support or in dire situations. Willow also had the benefit of being a skilled computer hacker, but she used those skills less as the show went on.

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** Willow and Tara, both witches in the Scooby Gang, were set apart by their usage of magic. As Willow grew in power as a witch, she used her powers more often, whereas Tara would only use her magic for support or in dire situations. Willow also had the benefit of being a skilled computer hacker, but she used those skills less as the show went on. Tara was also a natural witch, while Willow had picked it up along the way.




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* {{Wrestling/Carmella}} and Liv Morgan are both girls with {{Joisey}} gimmicks. Carmella is from Staten Island, favours BrooklynRage and upon her FaceHeelTurn on the main roster, is an AlphaBitch obsessed with being fabulous. Liv Morgan is more of a {{Tomboy}} and PluckyGirl.


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* ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' had to deal with Phil and Lil of ''{{WesternAnimation/Rugrats}}'' growing into teenagers when they had previously both been interchangeable twin babies who loved gross things. In the spin-off, Phil still loves them while Lil is desperate to fit in and hide her grossness.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' eventually featured two villains who were an EvilCounterpart to Twilight Sparkle making a HeelFaceTurn and joining the group: Sunset Shimmer and Starlight Glimmer. Sunset Shimmer is TheAtoner who is constantly trying to prove that she's not slipping back into her old ways. With Starlight Glimmer, they focus on how she knows hardly anything about friendship and has to be taught it. Sunset also has the benefit of being in the ''Equestria Girls'' spin-off, and so is a human rather than a pony.
14th Sep '16 1:10:43 PM pinkdalek
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', Lenna's special thing is that she loves animals and will do anything to help wind drakes. When Krile, who can ''talk'' to animals, joins the party, Lenna comes off as a lot less impressive in comparison. Possibly lampshaded when ''both'' she and Krile end up romantically passing out wading through poisoned grass to help a dragon, and Bartz complains that everyone here seems really highly strung except him.
13th Sep '16 10:43:20 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Two characters can contact the dead, but comparisons are avoided by the fact that one is a DeadpanSnarker while the other is...Hurley. Also brought up in the plot, as Hurley compares his powers to Miles'.
** Their powers are also substantially different -- Hurley often finds dead people walking up to him and striking up conversations, whereas Miles can hear a dead person's last thoughts if he's near the body.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Two characters can contact the dead, but comparisons are avoided by the fact that one in different ways and with much different personalities. One is a dour DeadpanSnarker while the other is...Hurley. Also brought up in the plot, as Hurley compares his powers to Miles'.
** Their powers are also substantially different -- Hurley often finds dead people walking up to him and striking up conversations, whereas Miles
who can hear a dead person's last final thoughts if he's near the body.body. The other is a lovable goof who encounters and talks to ghosts.
13th Sep '16 10:41:37 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Back during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, Superman and the Flash were equally fast. Modern comics have made the Flash much faster than Superman to balance out Superman having a lots of other superpowers besides just running fast.
** Specifically, they were so closely matched that they actually held races (the first two ended in ties, though Flash won the third one). Much later, Flash [[http://i49.tinypic.com/2cg0kgl.jpg makes it clear that he wasn't even close to going all-out at the time]].

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* Back during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, Superman and the Flash were almost equally fast. fast, with the Flash only winning a race with Superman after two draws. Modern comics have made the Flash much faster than Superman to balance out Superman having a lots of other superpowers besides just running fast.
** Specifically, they were so closely matched that they actually held races (the first two ended in ties, though Flash won the third one). Much later,
fast. Flash [[http://i49.tinypic.com/2cg0kgl.jpg makes it clear that he wasn't even close to going all-out at the time]].



* ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' used to have an explicit rule that every member had to have an unique power; they've loosened up on this, although they still mostly abide by it in practice. (It's a particularly artificial limitation in the Legion's case, as many of their members have powers shared by ''everyone on their planet''.)

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* ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' used to have an explicit rule that every member had to have an unique power; they've loosened up on this, although they still mostly abide by it in practice. (It's
** It's
a particularly artificial limitation in the Legion's case, as many of their members have powers shared by ''everyone on their planet''.)



*** Of course, once you actually join the Legion, the first thing they give you is a flight ring - so apparently there is one power it's okay for everyone to have.
* In the ''Comicbook/XMen'' verse, it has become formulaic for every team to have a telepath, powerhouse, energy blaster, and/or one member who won the SuperpowerLottery.
** ...And one who ''lost'' the lottery, either via BlessedWithSuck or WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway.
*** ...if not a telepath an animalistic mutant... at least before WolverinePublicity [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/219810 flew out of control]].

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*** Of course, once you actually join the Legion, the first thing they give you is a flight ring - so apparently there is one power it's okay for everyone to have.
* In the ''Comicbook/XMen'' verse, it has become formulaic for every team to have a telepath, powerhouse, energy blaster, and/or one member who won the SuperpowerLottery.
** ...
SuperpowerLottery. And one who ''lost'' the lottery, either via BlessedWithSuck or WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway.
*** ...
if not a telepath telepath, then an animalistic mutant... at least before WolverinePublicity [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/219810 flew out of control]].



** Most of the time when Reed is going off on his SesquipedalianLoquaciousness (usually explaining whatever DeusExMachina he's cooked up) The Thing's problem isn't with what he's saying not making sense, but simply taking too long to say it when there are more important things to be done. This leads to him losing his patience and yelling "THE POINT, STRETCHO! GET TO THE POINT!"
** Not to mention the fact that Ben is often seen dumbing down what Reed says for other people.

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** Most of the time when Reed is going off on his SesquipedalianLoquaciousness (usually explaining whatever DeusExMachina he's cooked up) The Thing's problem isn't with what he's saying not making sense, but simply taking too long to say it when there are more important things to be done. This leads to him losing his patience and yelling "THE POINT, STRETCHO! GET TO THE POINT!"
** Not to mention the fact that Ben is often seen dumbing down what Reed says for other people.
11th Sep '16 9:10:31 PM PaulA
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* In the introduction to ''SpeakerForTheDead'', OrsonScottCard discusses how he accomplished this:

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* In the introduction to ''SpeakerForTheDead'', OrsonScottCard ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'', Creator/OrsonScottCard discusses how he accomplished this:
26th Aug '16 4:50:45 PM fearlessnikki
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* Curiously averted in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': Tony Stark describes said team to [[BigBad Loki]] as "your brother the demi-god; a super soldier, a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend; a man with breath-taking anger management issues [and] a couple of master assassins" (Black Widow and Hawkeye). In the comics, Hawkeye is slightly more 'wacky' and wisecracking, but with Iron Man having taken over as the movieverse's brash rascal, Hawkeye has lost that quality, putting him in the same category as "dour government hitman" Black Widow. To compensate, Hawkeye is more of [[TheQuietOne a quiet]] sniper type, although once he's out of Loki's mind control, he's [[DeadpanSnarker making casual jokes]].
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' gives Hawkeye the role of being the everyman the team needs to stay grounded. [[spoiler: He's revealed to have a wife and children. /spoiler]]

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* Curiously averted in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': Tony Stark describes said team to [[BigBad Loki]] as "your brother the demi-god; a super soldier, a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend; a man with breath-taking anger management issues [and] a couple of master assassins" (Black Widow and Hawkeye). In the comics, Hawkeye is slightly more 'wacky' and wisecracking, but with Iron Man having taken over as the movieverse's brash rascal, Hawkeye has lost that quality, putting him in the same category as "dour government hitman" Black Widow. To compensate, Hawkeye is more of [[TheQuietOne a quiet]] sniper type, although once he's out of Loki's mind control, he's [[DeadpanSnarker making casual jokes]].
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jokes]]. ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' gives Hawkeye the role of being the everyman the team needs to stay grounded. [[spoiler: He's revealed to have a wife and children. /spoiler]]]]




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* The live-action ''{{Film/Tekken}}'' adaptation featured both Eddie Gordo and Christie Monteiro. In the games, they are palette-swaps of each other with identical capoeira-based styles. In the film, Eddie remains a capoeira technician while Christie is now trained in Mixed Martial Arts.



* The last season of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' put a second ensouled vampire champion on the same show; they went the [[TheRival rivals]] direction with it and gave Angel, who previously thought of himself as unique, a bit of an identity crisis.
** Of course, Angel and Spike have had a sort of rivalry since Season 2 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', in which they vied for fellow vampire Drusilla's affections.
*** Heck, the flashbacks in various episodes show that they've been that more or less since Spike got turned.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the split between Buffy and Faith can fit this trope.

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* The last season of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' put a second ensouled vampire champion on the same show; they went the [[TheRival rivals]] direction with it and gave Angel, who previously thought of himself as unique, a bit of an identity crisis.
** Of course, Angel and Spike have had
crisis. This one is justified by a sort of pre-existing rivalry since Season 2 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', in which they vied for fellow vampire Drusilla's affections.
*** Heck, the flashbacks in various episodes show that they've been that more or less since Spike got turned.
between them dating back to ''Buffy'''s second season.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The
split between Buffy and Faith can fit this trope.trope. Buffy essentially has what Faith envies - a loving family and close friendships, which prompts the latter to seek out those with the season's villain.



** While Giles is made fun of because of his BritishStuffiness, he's a lot more laid back compared to Wesley (at least before his character development), as well as having a dark past. Gwendolyn Post, a rogue Watcher, is also seen as incredibly stuffy even compared to Giles and Wesley.
*** {{Lampshaded}} when Ms. Post first shows up.

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** While Giles is made fun of because of his BritishStuffiness, he's a lot more laid back compared to Wesley (at least before his character development), as well as having a dark past. Gwendolyn Post, a rogue Watcher, is also seen as incredibly stuffy even compared to Giles and Wesley.
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Wesley. {{Lampshaded}} when Ms. Post first shows up.
5th Aug '16 6:16:53 PM SomeoneElse17
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* In The Kingdom's [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor home promotion]], Mike Bennett and Matt Taven were {{heel}}s who drew heat by imitating past ROH acts such as Wrestling/CMPunk and the [[Wrestling/MattHardy Hardy]] [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Boyz]]. While the latter was halfway justified in Wrestling/MattHardy being a former member of the group, Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} already had heel PowerStable called Wrestling/BulletClub that not only represented "[[Wrestling/EagleLand American]]" style wrestling but frequently imitated older acts such as the Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldorder}}Wo and Wrestling/DGenerationX. So when New Japan took in The Kingdom, it presented them as baby {{face}}s, and despite being among the most reviled groups of ROH, ''[[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it worked]]''.

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* In The Kingdom's [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor home promotion]], Mike Bennett and Matt Taven were {{heel}}s who drew heat by imitating past ROH acts such as Wrestling/CMPunk and the [[Wrestling/MattHardy Hardy]] [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Boyz]]. While the latter was halfway justified in Wrestling/MattHardy being a former member of the group, Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} already had heel PowerStable called Wrestling/BulletClub that not only represented "[[Wrestling/EagleLand American]]" style wrestling but frequently imitated older acts such as the Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldorder}}Wo and Wrestling/DGenerationX. Furthermore, Bullet Club had soared in popularity in the United States to the point of being booked as faces in their Ring of Honor appearances at the time and said appearances including a feud with The Kingdom. So when New Japan took in The Kingdom, it presented them as baby {{face}}s, {{face}}s to continue the feud between the two stables, and despite being among the most reviled groups of ROH, ''[[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it worked]]''.
29th May '16 9:45:30 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In The Kingdom's [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor home promotion]], Mike Bennett and Matt Taven were {{heel}}s who drew heat by imitating past ROH acts such as Wrestling/CMPunk and the [[Wrestling/MattHardy Hardy]] [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Boyz]]. While the latter was halfway justified in Wrestling/MattHardy being a former member of the group, Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} already had heel PowerStable called Wrestling/BulletClub that not only represented "[[Wrestling/EagleLand American]]" style wrestling but frequently imitated older acts such as the Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldorder}}Wo and Wrestling/DGenerationX. So when New Japan took in The Kingdom, it presented them as baby {{face}}s, and despite being among the most reviled groups of ROH, ''[[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it worked]]''.
17th May '16 9:24:16 PM SlyFoxDeveraux
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** In short, besides color and hand motions, there's virtually no difference between a Kamehameha, Gallick Gun, Final Flash, or Masenko. The damage they inflict has little to do with the technique itself, instead it's all about how much Ki the user can pour into it.
** The only exception to this rule was when USSJ Trunks was stated to be more powerful than Perfect Cell but too slow to hit him.

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** In short, besides color and hand motions, there's virtually no difference between a Kamehameha, Gallick Gun, Final Flash, or Masenko. The damage they inflict has little to do with the technique itself, instead it's all about how much Ki the user can pour into it.
it. This is averted somewhat with Krillin's signature move, Destructo Disk, which can slice virtually anything in half, even things that Krillin should generally be too weak to destroy, like parts of Frieza's body. However, it's pretty slow and unwieldy and generally misses unless its target is distracted, thus making it a bit of a MightyGlacier in that world.
** The only An exception to this rule was when USSJ Trunks was stated to be more powerful than Perfect Cell but too slow to hit him.
him.
14th May '16 7:36:50 AM Doug86
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* In the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' verse, it has become formulaic for every team to have a telepath, powerhouse, energy blaster, and/or one member who won the SuperpowerLottery.

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* In the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' verse, it has become formulaic for every team to have a telepath, powerhouse, energy blaster, and/or one member who won the SuperpowerLottery.



* Done in the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies (the comics... not so much). According to the features, some characters were never used for precisely this reason. At least before the character flood in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.

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* Done in the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ''Film/XMen'' movies (the comics... not so much). According to the features, some characters were never used for precisely this reason. At least before the character flood in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.
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