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19th Jul '17 12:18:35 AM PantaroP
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' and ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' if one expands "sequel" to mean "SpiritualSuccessor made by the same guys and [[CanonWelding set in the same town]]." The former is about a pair of [[CheerfulChild ridiculously chipper]] brothers who were BornLucky and succeed at any ridiculous thing they try; the latter about a [[ThePollyanna ridiculously chipper]] boy who was BornUnlucky ([[HereditaryCurse literally]]) and often has to struggle through the simplest tasks. By extension one could contrast Candace (an older sister always on her brothers' case until she learns to get along with them [[AesopAmnesia over and over again]]) and Sara (an older sister who's unquestioningly supportive).

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' and ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' if one expands "sequel" to mean "SpiritualSuccessor made by the same guys and [[CanonWelding set in the same town]]." The former is about a pair of [[CheerfulChild ridiculously chipper]] brothers who were BornLucky and succeed at any ridiculous thing they try; the latter about a [[ThePollyanna ridiculously chipper]] boy who was BornUnlucky ([[HereditaryCurse literally]]) and often has to struggle through the simplest tasks. By extension one could contrast Candace (an older sister always on her brothers' case until she learns to get along with them [[AesopAmnesia over and over again]]) and Sara (an older sister who's unquestioningly supportive). supportive), or Perry (a secret agent platypus who has a habit of disappearing from his owners' sight, causing people to say "Hey, where's Perry?") and Diogee (an ordinary dog who has a habit of appearing before Milo, causing him to say "Diogee, go home").
18th Jul '17 9:13:52 PM Savini24
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** It'll remain to be seen how Burhman of the upcoming ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' performs, especially since she's the first ''Star Trek'' protagonist, who's not in command of a ship or a station.

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** It'll remain to be seen how Burhman of the upcoming ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' performs, especially since she's the first ''Star Trek'' protagonist, protagonist who's not in command of a ship or a station.
18th Jul '17 9:11:35 PM Savini24
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** It's been shown that each Avatar was more or less a contrast to the previous one. Yangchen was wise and responsible, Kuruk was playful and less eager to interfere with mortal affair, Kyoshi was dead serious and active, and Roku considered his inattentiveness his greatest failure.

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** It's been shown that each Avatar was more or less a contrast to the previous one. Yangchen was wise and responsible, Kuruk was playful and less eager to interfere with mortal affair, affairs, Kyoshi was dead serious and active, and Roku considered his inattentiveness his greatest failure.
11th Jul '17 7:47:16 PM TheNerevarine
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* The ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'' prequel series ''Another Vampire Hunter'' has the Noble Greylancer in contrast to D. While D is a half-vampire that works as a lone hunter, Greylancer is a vampire lord that rules over his own territory with armies at his disposal. Whereas D is distant, stoic and doesn't let people get too close, Greylancer is more sociable and approachable in addition of relying on his family for counsel and advice.
7th Jul '17 7:58:11 PM LifeShouldBeAMusical
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* The Film/DCExtendedUniverse version of Batman, compared to [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga the Christian Bale interpretation of the character]]. He's presented as an older, experienced Batman, whereas Bale's version had an entire film devoted to his origin. He also operates in a more fantastical world, and is less stringent about his ThouShallNotKill principle than Bale was.

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* The Film/DCExtendedUniverse version of Batman, compared to [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga the Christian Bale interpretation of the character]]. He's presented as an older, experienced Batman, whereas Bale's version had an entire film devoted to his origin. He also operates in a more fantastical world, and is less stringent about his does not appear to have a ThouShallNotKill principle than Bale was.principle, unlike Bale.
6th Jul '17 8:49:40 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Literature/{{Jumanji}}'' ends with the game falling into the hands of two boys, Walter and Danny, with a tendency to start games without reading the instructions, unlike ''Jumanji'' protagonists Judy and Peter. When Walter and Danny received their own book, ''Literature/{{Zathura}}'', said book also revealed them as more prone to arguing.
2nd Jul '17 10:54:19 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The titular character of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is an orphan without any known extended family while [[spoiler:his son]] Boruto has a very loving family. They are both troublemakers, however while Naruto acted out as a means for attention, Boruto acts out as a means to get attention from his father who is always busy. Naruto's lifelong dream was to become Hokage while Boruto has no interest in the career. Naruto was considered a very weak shinobi at first and had to work hard to be strong while Boruto is already a ChildProdigy at the same age Naruto was when he became a ninja.

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* The titular character of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is an orphan without any known extended family while [[spoiler:his son]] Boruto son]], the eponymous protagonist of ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'', has a very loving family. They are both troublemakers, however troublemakers; however, while Naruto acted out as a means for attention, Boruto acts out as a means to get attention from his father who is always busy. Naruto's lifelong dream was to become Hokage while Boruto has no interest in the career. Naruto was considered a very weak shinobi at first and had to work hard to be strong strong, while Boruto is already a BrilliantButLazy ChildProdigy whose skills far surpass what his father's was at the same age Naruto was when he became a ninja.age.



* Duke Fleed from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''. Comparated to all male leads of the Mazinger Trilogy (Koji of ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and Testuya of ''Anime/GreatMazinger''), he was the most mature and the less prone to put his foot in his mouth or let his temper taking over his brains.

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* Duke Fleed from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''. Comparated Compared to all male leads of the Mazinger Trilogy (Koji of ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and Testuya of ''Anime/GreatMazinger''), he was the most mature and the less prone to put his foot in his mouth or let his temper taking over his brains.
23rd Jun '17 4:59:31 AM Doug86
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* During the period in Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman when ''Batman and Robin'' briefly replaced the flagship ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' title, Morrison intentionally subverted the classic dynamic between Batman and Robin by putting [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] in the cape and cowl and making Damian Wayne his Robin. In contrast to the setup that we all grew up with, Dick was a cheerful, outgoing, blue-collar Batman trying to cope with his relative lack of experience, whereas Damian was an angry, brooding, blue-blooded Robin who [[TykeBomb was raised to be a stone-cold killer]].

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* During the period in Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman when ''Batman and Robin'' briefly replaced the flagship ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' title, Morrison intentionally subverted the classic dynamic between Batman and Robin by putting [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] in the cape and cowl and making Damian Wayne his Robin. In contrast to the setup that we all grew up with, Dick was a cheerful, outgoing, blue-collar Batman trying to cope with his relative lack of experience, whereas Damian was an angry, brooding, blue-blooded Robin who [[TykeBomb was raised to be a stone-cold killer]].



* Emmet and {{Franchise/Batman}} from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoBatmanMovie''. Emmet, main character of the former movie, is an optimistic and sociable NiceGuy who is so [[TheGenericGuy generic]] that even his so-called friends cannot remember anything about him and his arc focuses on him learning that sometimes you have to break the rules and stop following the crowd. Batman, the main character of the latter movie, [[CharacterDevelopment starts out]] as a cynical and brooding {{Jerkass}}, who, being a superhero, is treated like a well-loved celebrity and his arc focuses on him learning to work with others.

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* Emmet and {{Franchise/Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoBatmanMovie''. Emmet, main character of the former movie, is an optimistic and sociable NiceGuy who is so [[TheGenericGuy generic]] that even his so-called friends cannot remember anything about him and his arc focuses on him learning that sometimes you have to break the rules and stop following the crowd. Batman, the main character of the latter movie, [[CharacterDevelopment starts out]] as a cynical and brooding {{Jerkass}}, who, being a superhero, is treated like a well-loved celebrity and his arc focuses on him learning to work with others.
21st Jun '17 9:35:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'''s protagonist is pretty much the exact opposite of the protagonist from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor''. [=DS2's=] protagonist wears white-blue in complete contrast to the [=DS1=] hero's black-red, and his dialogue options are overall much more upbeat and silly. Also, [=DS2's=] hero is much more proactive about getting to understand his party members and helping them change.

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** ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'''s protagonist ([[Anime/DevilSurvivor2 Hibiki Kuze]]) is pretty much the exact opposite of the protagonist from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor''.''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' ([[ComicBookAdaptation Kazuya Minegishi]]). [=DS2's=] protagonist wears white-blue in complete contrast to the [=DS1=] hero's black-red, and his dialogue options are overall much more upbeat and silly. Also, [=DS2's=] hero is much more proactive about getting to understand his party members and helping them change.



*** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' do a subtle change off. Both main characters are still blank slates, but P4's protagonist ([[CanonName Yu]]) has a larger build than his P3 counterpart ([[ComicBookAdaptation Minato]]/[[Anime/Persona3TheMovie Makoto]]) and also looks far more masculine. Most likely a result of a few fans complaining that P3's protagonist looked wimpy. Even in the crossdressing contest in ''Persona 4'', it's very hard to mistake Yu as feminine.\\

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*** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' do a subtle change off. Both main characters are still blank slates, but P4's protagonist ([[CanonName Yu]]) Yu Narukami]]) has a larger build than his P3 counterpart ([[ComicBookAdaptation Minato]]/[[Anime/Persona3TheMovie Makoto]]) Minato Arisato]]/[[Anime/Persona3TheMovie Makoto Yuki]]) and also looks far more masculine. Most likely a result of a few fans complaining that P3's protagonist looked wimpy. Even in the crossdressing contest in ''Persona 4'', it's very hard to mistake Yu as feminine.\\
21st Jun '17 9:33:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'''s protagonist is pretty much the exact opposite of the protagonist from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor''. DS2's protagonist wears white-blue in complete contrast to the DS1 hero's black-red, and his dialogue options are overall much more upbeat and silly. Also, DS2's hero is much more proactive about getting to understand his party members and helping them change.

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** ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'''s protagonist is pretty much the exact opposite of the protagonist from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor''. DS2's [=DS2's=] protagonist wears white-blue in complete contrast to the DS1 [=DS1=] hero's black-red, and his dialogue options are overall much more upbeat and silly. Also, DS2's [=DS2's=] hero is much more proactive about getting to understand his party members and helping them change.
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