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25th Mar '17 10:46:28 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', Ryder contrasts Shepard of [[Franchise/MassEffect the original trilogy]] in several ways:
** Shepard ''starts'' the series as an elite, well-regarded soldier being considered for SPECTRE status (which basically means being ''above the law''). Ryder is less experienced and more visibly in over their head.
** Only one of Shepard's three origins has any living relatives, and even then their mother only contacts them by phone. Ryder's family has a much bigger impact on their personal story, starting with them being [[StaticRoleExchangeableCharacter one of two siblings.]]
** Shepard's iconic outfit is N7 red and black. Ryder is generally depicted in [[LighterAndSofter blue and white]].
8th Mar '17 4:08:27 AM Tambry161
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*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.
2nd Mar '17 3:29:43 PM EpicLinkSam
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** Lampshaded in the abridged Bonds Beyond Time movie as Yusei says this line to Jaden:
--> '''Yusei:'''Stop being happy.
28th Feb '17 1:07:14 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Erin Gilbert to Peter Venkman. Like Venkman, she's TheFace and the leader of the group who's initially the least enthused about busting ghosts, and joins the team after losing her university teaching gig. But where Venkman was a self-centered, slovenly, BrilliantButLazy AntiHero who started the Ghostbusters to turn a profit, Gilbert is idealistic, ambitious, and highly professional, and she gets into busting ghosts to help people. And while Venkman was TheCharmer who often used his charisma to get his way, Gilbert is the most shy and socially awkward of the group in spite of her determination and leadership skills.

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** Erin Gilbert to Peter Venkman. Like Venkman, she's TheFace and the leader of the group who's initially the least enthused about busting ghosts, and joins the team after losing her university teaching gig. But where Venkman was a self-centered, slovenly, BrilliantButLazy AntiHero who started the Ghostbusters to turn a profit, Gilbert is idealistic, ambitious, and highly professional, and she gets into busting ghosts to help people. And while While Venkman was TheCharmer who often used his charisma to get his way, Gilbert is the most shy and socially awkward of the group in spite of her determination and leadership skills.



** Patty Tolan to Winston Zeddemore. Like Zeddemore, she's the street-smart, working-class TokenMinority of the group who joins the Ghostbusters to assist on missions, despite lacking the others' specialized scientific skills. But while Winston was openly apathetic about the paranormal, and only joined the Ghostbusters [[OnlyInItForTheMoney because they offered him a paying job]], Tolan ''[[JumpedAtTheCall volunteers]]'' to join the team because she believes that they need her skills, and she's initially their first client after she witnesses a haunting in the New York Subway. [[spoiler: Lampshaded, when it turns out that her uncle is played by Ernie Hudson.]]

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** Patty Tolan to Winston Zeddemore. Like Zeddemore, she's the street-smart, working-class TokenMinority of the group who joins the Ghostbusters to assist on missions, despite lacking the others' specialized scientific skills. But while Winston was openly apathetic about the paranormal, and only joined the Ghostbusters [[OnlyInItForTheMoney because they offered him a paying job]], steady paycheck]], Tolan ''[[JumpedAtTheCall volunteers]]'' to join the team because she believes that they need her skills, and she's initially their first client after she witnesses a haunting in the New York Subway. [[spoiler: Lampshaded, when it turns out that her uncle is played by Ernie Hudson.]]



*''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': The movie is set the same year as ''Assassin's Creed II: Discovery'', which means Aguilar and [[Characters/AssassinsCreedIITheAssassins Ezio Auditore]] are contemporaries. Aguilar, like Ezio, is an Assassin, wears a hood, has hidden blades and [[LeParkour parkours]] his way through his city. Both Ezio and Aguilar are {{Multi Melee Master}}s and confront the Templars-led Spanish Inquisition at the time of the Granada War (Ezio does in ''Discovery''). However, Aguilar's origins are very much a MysteriousPast while Ezio's are well established, Ezio's lavish white and red outfit reflects his Florentine nobleman origins while Aguilar's darker and more humble outfit has Moorish influences (since he comes from the Emirate of Granada). Also, Ezio didn't have one of his fingers severed during his induction in the Brotherhood, and Aguilar doesn't wear a BadassCape.



* Pretty much every series in the ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' has a quite different main character from the previous.

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* Pretty much every ''Literature/TortallUniverse'': each series in the ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' has a quite different main character from the previous.
21st Feb '17 5:22:58 PM nombretomado
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*** Zack Fair from ''CrisisCore'' is more hotheaded, attitude-driven, laid back, and friendlier than the colder, thoughtful, insane Cloud Strife from the previous game. Various motifs are set up to contrast the two - Zack ''Fair'' and ''Cloud'' Strife, how the compassionate Zack uses the blunt edge of his blade while the intimidating Cloud always uses the sharp edge, and the AnimalMotif that compares Zack to a puppy and Cloud (in ''Anime/AdventChildren'') to a wolf.

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*** Zack Fair from ''CrisisCore'' ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' is more hotheaded, attitude-driven, laid back, and friendlier than the colder, thoughtful, insane Cloud Strife from the previous game. Various motifs are set up to contrast the two - Zack ''Fair'' and ''Cloud'' Strife, how the compassionate Zack uses the blunt edge of his blade while the intimidating Cloud always uses the sharp edge, and the AnimalMotif that compares Zack to a puppy and Cloud (in ''Anime/AdventChildren'') to a wolf.
17th Feb '17 5:03:13 AM mega95gox
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* This is done in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' series; [[Anime/YuGiOhGX Judai]] is more outgoing and laid-back than [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugi]] (he's stated to be more a combination of Yugi's skill and Jonouchi's personality). [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yusei]] contrasts both Yugi and Judai by being much more serious than either of them. [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Yuma]] keeps to the trend by being even less serious than Judai was and he lacks the skills of the previous protagonists at the beginning of the story, and he's very HotBlooded and hard-headed. [[Anime/YuGiOhArcV Yuya]] is a bit more like Judai with more serious issues, but he acts more comically whenever he is doing his finisher combos to entertain the audience. Also, Yuya isn't as laid-back as Judai and Yuma, and he's rather the quiet type when he's not dueling and his character is relatively well balanced. Yusaku, on the other hand, is different than the previous five, since he started out as a non-gamer and has a great distaste for standing out.

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* This is done in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' series; [[Anime/YuGiOhGX Judai]] is more outgoing and laid-back than [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugi]] (he's stated to be more a combination of Yugi's skill and Jonouchi's personality). [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yusei]] contrasts both Yugi and Judai by being much more serious than either of them. [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Yuma]] keeps to the trend by being even less serious than Judai was and he lacks the skills of the previous protagonists at the beginning of the story, and he's very HotBlooded and hard-headed. [[Anime/YuGiOhArcV Yuya]] is a bit more like Judai with more serious issues, but he acts more comically whenever he is doing his finisher combos to entertain the audience. Also, Yuya isn't as laid-back as Judai and Yuma, and he's rather the quiet type when he's not dueling and his character is relatively well balanced. Yusaku, [[Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS Yusaku]], on the other hand, is different than the previous five, since he started out as a non-gamer and has a great distaste for standing out.
17th Feb '17 5:01:44 AM mega95gox
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* This is done in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' series; [[Anime/YuGiOhGX Judai]] is more outgoing and laid-back than [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugi]] (he's stated to be more a combination of Yugi's skill and Jonouchi's personality). [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yusei]] contrasts both Yugi and Judai by being much more serious than either of them. [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Yuma]] keeps to the trend by being even less serious than Judai was and he lacks the skills of the previous protagonists at the beginning of the story, and he's very HotBlooded and hard-headed. [[Anime/YuGiOhArcV Yuya]] is a bit more like Judai with more serious issues, but he acts more comically whenever he is doing his finisher combos to entertain the audience. Also, Yuya isn't as laid-back as Judai and Yuma, and he's rather the quiet type when he's not dueling and his character is relatively well balanced.

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* This is done in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' series; [[Anime/YuGiOhGX Judai]] is more outgoing and laid-back than [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugi]] (he's stated to be more a combination of Yugi's skill and Jonouchi's personality). [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yusei]] contrasts both Yugi and Judai by being much more serious than either of them. [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Yuma]] keeps to the trend by being even less serious than Judai was and he lacks the skills of the previous protagonists at the beginning of the story, and he's very HotBlooded and hard-headed. [[Anime/YuGiOhArcV Yuya]] is a bit more like Judai with more serious issues, but he acts more comically whenever he is doing his finisher combos to entertain the audience. Also, Yuya isn't as laid-back as Judai and Yuma, and he's rather the quiet type when he's not dueling and his character is relatively well balanced. Yusaku, on the other hand, is different than the previous five, since he started out as a non-gamer and has a great distaste for standing out.
16th Feb '17 8:01:39 PM BlackYakuzu94
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* While they are the secondary main characters of their respective series, this is played straight with Ky Kiske and Jin Kisaragi in ArcSystemWorks two fighting game franchises, VideoGame/Guilty Gear and Franchise/Blazblue respectively. Ky is a rather straight example of a KnightInShiningArmor being chivalrous and all around morally upright, if somewhat naive despite the CrapsackWorld he lives in. Jin is more of a KnightInSourArmor by comparison and barely holds his contempt for everything around him and is pretty nihilistic on top of it all. Surprisingly, this trope is averted with the actual main characters, who while having some key differences they both more or less have similar dispositions.

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* While they are the secondary main characters of their respective series, this is played straight with Ky Kiske and Jin Kisaragi in ArcSystemWorks two fighting game franchises, VideoGame/Guilty Gear VideoGame/GuiltyGear and Franchise/Blazblue Franchise/{{Blazblue}} respectively. Ky is a rather straight example of a KnightInShiningArmor being chivalrous and all around morally upright, if somewhat naive despite the CrapsackWorld he lives in. Jin is more of a KnightInSourArmor by comparison and barely holds his contempt for everything around him and is pretty nihilistic on top of it all. Surprisingly, this trope is averted with the actual main characters, who while having some key differences they both more or less have similar dispositions.
16th Feb '17 7:06:31 PM BlackYakuzu94
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* While they are the secondary main characters of their respective series, this is played straight with Ky Kiske and Jin Kisaragi in ArcSystemWorks two fighting game franchises, VideoGame/Guilty Gear and Franchise/Blazblue respectively. Ky is a rather straight example of a KnightInShiningArmor being chivalrous and all around morally upright, if somewhat naive despite the CrapsackWorld he lives in. Jin is more of a KnightInSourArmor by comparison and barely holds his contempt for everything around him and is pretty nihilistic on top of it all. Surprisingly, this trope is averted with the actual main characters, who while having some key differences they both more or less have similar dispositions.
14th Feb '17 6:39:51 PM rjd1922
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* In general, there are a number of times where a child contrasts their parents (like a daredevil contrasting safety conscious parents, liberals contrasting conservatives, children spoiled because their parents lived, and digged out of, poverty, etc.).
* This also tends to happen with elected officials, particularly if things are perceived to be working poorly. If one party can't get the job done, maybe their rivals can!
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