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31st Oct '17 1:07:49 AM Avenger09
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** Soul Reaver's Raziel is a former [[spoiler: vampire hunter]] who was vampyrised then betrayed by a jealous Kain. Raziel returns as a wraith-type creature who can travel between both the spectral and material realms, and he plans to kill his vampire killers to save Nosgoth. Both protagonists are after revenge, but by contrast Raziel is driven more by justice and Kain is driven by survival for his race.

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** Soul Reaver's Raziel is a former [[spoiler: vampire hunter]] who was vampyrised then betrayed by a jealous Kain. (Except not really It's complicated) Raziel returns as a wraith-type creature who can travel between both the spectral and material realms, and he plans to kill his vampire killers to save Nosgoth. Both protagonists are after revenge, but by contrast Raziel is driven more by justice and Kain is driven by survival for his race.
31st Oct '17 1:04:12 AM Avenger09
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*** The contrast between the two goes even further when their complete lives are viewed. Altaïr was extremely cynical all the way to the end, taking the view of HumansAreTheRealMonsters and seeing a CrapsackWorld. Ezio gained a real appreciation for life, taking the view that HumansAreFlawed, but overall decent people and that TheWorldIsJustAwesome. Even their deaths are portrayed in contrast. Altaïr dies alone, locking himself in a vault, having lost his wife and one of his sons to inter-factional conflict within the Order. Ezio dies on a park bench, watching his daughter and grand-daughter play, content with his life.

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*** The contrast between the two goes even further when their complete lives are viewed. Altaïr was extremely cynical all the way to the end, taking the view of HumansAreTheRealMonsters and seeing a CrapsackWorld. Ezio gained a real appreciation for life, taking the view that HumansAreFlawed, but overall decent people and that TheWorldIsJustAwesome. Even their deaths are portrayed in contrast. Altaïr dies alone, locking himself in a vault, having lost his wife and one of his sons to inter-factional conflict within the Order. Ezio dies on a park bench, watching his wife and daughter and grand-daughter play, in the market, content with his life.
24th Oct '17 7:54:58 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'''s Pearl and Marina contrast with ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'''s Callie and Marie. While the duos still have {{Odd Friendship}}s, they're played differently. Pearl is similar to Callie as they're both ''{{Boke|AndTsukkomiRoutine}}'' and they're both [[GenkiGirl energetic]], however Marina is [[ShrinkingViolet demure and shy]] while Marie is [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic and outspoken]]. The English translations made Marina more like Marie however they later toned her sassiness down.

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* ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'''s Pearl and Marina from ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'' contrast with ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'''s Callie and Marie.Marie from ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''. While the duos still have {{Odd Friendship}}s, they're played differently. Pearl is similar to Callie as they're both ''{{Boke|AndTsukkomiRoutine}}'' and they're both [[GenkiGirl energetic]], however Marina is [[ShrinkingViolet demure and shy]] while Marie is [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic and outspoken]]. The English translations made Marina more like Marie however they later toned her sassiness down.
24th Oct '17 7:51:51 PM Pichu-kun
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* Wendy and Jane from ''Disney/PeterPan'' and its sequel ''Return to Neverland'' respectively. Wendy's character arc was about learning that no matter how much she might want to stay a child, she needs to grow up eventually. Her daughter, Jane, on the other hand, grew up too fast due to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and needed to be reminded that she is still a child.

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* Wendy and Jane from ''Disney/PeterPan'' and its sequel ''Return to Neverland'' ''Disney/ReturnToNeverland'' respectively. Wendy's character arc was about learning that no matter how much she might want to stay a child, she needs to grow up eventually. Her daughter, Jane, on the other hand, grew up too fast due to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and needed to be reminded that she is still a child.


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* ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'''s Pearl and Marina contrast with ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'''s Callie and Marie. While the duos still have {{Odd Friendship}}s, they're played differently. Pearl is similar to Callie as they're both ''{{Boke|AndTsukkomiRoutine}}'' and they're both [[GenkiGirl energetic]], however Marina is [[ShrinkingViolet demure and shy]] while Marie is [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic and outspoken]]. The English translations made Marina more like Marie however they later toned her sassiness down.
19th Oct '17 3:17:29 PM Jgamer
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*** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' extends this trope to the entire cast of playable characters. ''Persona 4''[='=]s heroes are {{Amateur Sleuth}}s. ''Persona 5'''s heroes are {{Phantom Thie|f}}ves. More specifically, the protagonist of ''Persona 5'' contrasts greatly with previous protagonists; unlike the P4 protagonist who had very straight hair and becomes very popular at school, this protagonist has rather messy hair an is treated with disdain and mistrust due to his criminal background. And unlike the previous two protagonists, he has virtually no school life; he participates in no sports teams or clubs, and only two of his non-party confidants actually have any connection to his school (and most of their events occur outside of school).

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*** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' extends this trope to the entire cast of playable characters. ''Persona 4''[='=]s heroes are {{Amateur Sleuth}}s. ''Persona 5'''s heroes are {{Phantom Thie|f}}ves. More specifically, the protagonist of ''Persona 5'' contrasts greatly with previous protagonists; unlike the P4 protagonist who had very straight hair and becomes very popular at school, this protagonist has rather messy hair an is treated with disdain and mistrust due to his criminal background. And unlike the previous two protagonists, he has virtually no school life; he participates in no sports teams or clubs, and only two of his non-party confidants actually have any connection to his school (and most of their events occur outside of school). Furthermore, the previous two protagonists tend towards [[TheStoic stoicism]] and have rather subdued reactions, whereas the protagonist presents himself as a stoic in his day-to-day life only for the facade to fall off as a PhantomThief, where he's more prone to theatrics.
18th Oct '17 10:54:38 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Series/SuperSentai'' series since ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' onward have displayed this among the Reds, often alternating between HotBlooded and otherwise:

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* ''Series/SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series since ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' onward have displayed this among the Reds, often alternating between HotBlooded and otherwise:
16th Oct '17 1:20:53 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'': ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIII'' had a quiet, bookish wizard's slave named Gwydion discover he was a prince named Alexander and endure an arduous quest to rescue his sister. ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIV'' follows spirited, PluckyGirl [[BadassPrincess Princess Rosella]] as she is disguised as a peasant on a quest to rescue her dad. The characterization of Alexander and Rosella still falls into SiblingYinYang

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* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'': ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIII'' had a quiet, bookish wizard's slave named Gwydion discover he was a prince named Alexander and endure an arduous quest to rescue his sister. ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIV'' follows spirited, PluckyGirl [[BadassPrincess Princess Rosella]] Rosella as she is disguised as a peasant on a quest to rescue her dad. The characterization of Alexander and Rosella still falls into SiblingYinYang
14th Oct '17 11:38:11 AM patriciovalencia117
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* Marcus Holloway of ''VideoGame/WatchDogs2'' is this Aiden Pearce of ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'' even though they are both hackers fighting against a corrupt society. Aiden is a cynical aloof loner who is driven by avenging the death of his niece. In contrast, Marcus is a much nicer person who is driven to not only clear his name but to also help others incriminated by the very system that screwed him over in the first place.
10th Oct '17 2:47:13 PM Hodor2
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* In ''Literature/{{Provenance}}'', by Ann Leckie, which is a standalone spin-off from Leckie's ''Literature/AncillaryJustice'' novels, the heroine, Ingray, is deliberately the opposite in many respects of Breq, the protagonist of the ''Ancillary'' books. Whereas Breq began her series as an ExperiencedProtagonist and is consistently a ConsummateProfessional, Ingray basically starts out as TheIngenue, albeit of a SpiritedYoungLady variety. Notably, both books start out with their main characters rescuing someone who was in storage, but whereas one of Breq's first scenes involves her effortless curbstomping attackers outside of a bar, Ingray starts out with ASimplePlan unravel ling, as her transporter refuses to carry her [[GirlInABox person in a box]] off-planet unless he gets the cargo's consent once defrosted, and shortly after that, Ingray finds out she's apparently had the wrong person broken out of jail. Further, whereas Breq is from TheEmpire that's an absolute monarchy essentially ruled by a GodEmperor, and her society has no gender roles but a default female pronoun, Ingray is from an oligarchic republic with multiple genders and pronouns.

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* In ''Literature/{{Provenance}}'', by Ann Leckie, which is a standalone spin-off from Leckie's ''Literature/AncillaryJustice'' novels, the heroine, Ingray, is deliberately the opposite in many respects of Breq, the protagonist of the ''Ancillary'' books. Whereas Breq began her series as an ExperiencedProtagonist and is consistently a ConsummateProfessional, Ingray basically starts out as TheIngenue, albeit of a SpiritedYoungLady variety. Notably, both books start out with their main characters rescuing someone who was in storage, but whereas one of Breq's first scenes involves her effortless curbstomping attackers outside of a bar, Ingray starts out with ASimplePlan unravel ling, immediately unraveling, as her transporter refuses to carry her [[GirlInABox person in a box]] off-planet unless he gets the cargo's consent once defrosted, and shortly after that, Ingray finds out she's apparently had the wrong person broken out of jail. Further, whereas Breq is from TheEmpire that's an absolute monarchy essentially ruled by a GodEmperor, and her society has no gender roles but a default female pronoun, Ingray is from an oligarchic republic with multiple genders and pronouns.
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