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15th Apr '17 10:02:25 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Lloyd Irving is a classic IdiotHero - headstrong, quick to action, confident in himself, and optimistic about bringing change to the worlds. In contrast ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Dawn of the New World's]]'' protagonist, Emil Castagnier, is a male ShrinkingViolet, [[ApologizesALot quick to apologize]], lacking confidence in himself, and very quick to apologize until his CharacterDevelopment and SuperpoweredEvilSide [[spoiler: / SplitPersonality]] kick in.

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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Lloyd Irving is a classic IdiotHero - headstrong, quick to action, confident in himself, and optimistic about bringing change to the worlds. In contrast ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Dawn of the New World's]]'' protagonist, Emil Castagnier, is a male ShrinkingViolet, [[ApologizesALot quick to apologize]], and lacking confidence in himself, and very quick to apologize himself until his CharacterDevelopment and SuperpoweredEvilSide [[spoiler: / SplitPersonality]] kick in.
15th Apr '17 10:00:44 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' is a prequel to ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' and fittingly the protagonists contrast each other. Outside of ''Zestiria'''s protagonist being male and ''Berseria'''s female, Sorey is a hero raised by Seraphim, becomes the Shepherd, and faces the Lord of Calamity before [[spoiler: becoming a Seraph]]. Velvet is an AntiHero raised by humans, becomes a daemon, and [[spoiler: fights a [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade "legendary Shepherd"]] while going down in history as a Lord of Calamity]].

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' is a prequel to ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' and fittingly the protagonists contrast each other. Outside of ''Zestiria'''s Zestiria's protagonist being male and ''Berseria'''s Berseria's female, Sorey is a hero raised by Seraphim, becomes the Shepherd, and faces the Lord of Calamity before [[spoiler: becoming a Seraph]]. Velvet is an AntiHero raised by humans, becomes a daemon, and [[spoiler: fights a [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade "legendary Shepherd"]] while going down in history as a Lord of Calamity]].
15th Apr '17 9:59:58 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' is a prequel to ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' and fittingly the protagonists contrast each other. Outside of ''Zestiria'''s protagonist being male and ''Berseria'''s female, Sorey is a hero raised by Seraphim, becomes the Shepherd, and faces the Lord of Calamity before [[spoiler: becoming a Seraph]]. Velvet is an AntiHero raised by humans, becomes a daemon, and [[spoiler: fights a [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade "legendary Shepherd"]] while going down in history as a Lord of Calamity]].
12th Apr '17 7:00:48 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Which is contrasted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' by "Venom Snake" (an even older, grumpier Big Boss), who contrasts both ''Revengeance'' Raiden and ''himself'' from "prequel chapter" ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' (which takes place less than a month after ''Peace Walker''. While Venom is still a charismatic leader who's AFatherToHisMen, he's also a revenge-driven man well on his way to becoming a villain. He's also a lot more subdued in personality compared to previous protagonists (including the ''Snake Eater'' and ''Peace Walker'' versions of himself). [[spoiler:Also, while Raiden ultimately decides to follow his own path, Venom Snake is actually a BodyDouble who's been carrying out the will of the ''real'' Big Boss.]]

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** Which is contrasted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' by "Venom Snake" (an even older, grumpier Big Boss), who contrasts both ''Revengeance'' Raiden and ''himself'' from "prequel chapter" ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' (which takes place less than a month after ''Peace Walker''.Walker''). While Venom is still a charismatic leader who's AFatherToHisMen, he's also a revenge-driven man well on his way to becoming a villain. He's also a lot more subdued in personality compared to previous protagonists (including the ''Snake Eater'' and ''Peace Walker'' versions of himself). [[spoiler:Also, while Raiden ultimately decides to follow his own path, Venom Snake is actually a BodyDouble who's been carrying out the will of the ''real'' Big Boss.]]
12th Apr '17 7:00:01 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Solid Snake, a hardened, battle-hardened, cynical ladies' man and AntiHero, of ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid'' as against Raiden, an optimistic, idealistic rookie with no real combat experience and a steady girlfriend, of ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]''. Made particularly explicit as Snake is the protagonist of the [[DecoyProtagonist introduction]] to the latter game.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
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Solid Snake, a hardened, battle-hardened, cynical ladies' man and AntiHero, of ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid'' as against Raiden, an optimistic, idealistic rookie with no real combat experience and a steady girlfriend, of ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]''. Made particularly explicit as Snake is the protagonist of the [[DecoyProtagonist introduction]] to the latter game.



** Which may be contrasted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' by "Punished Snake" (an even older, grumpier Big Boss), who the ''entire world'' wants dead. There's the "prequel chapter" ''Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes'', but that takes place less than a month after Peace Walker, while ''Phantom Pain'' takes place after a ten-year coma. Odds are Snake is going to contrast both himself and Raiden.

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** Which may be is contrasted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' by "Punished "Venom Snake" (an even older, grumpier Big Boss), who the ''entire world'' wants dead. There's the contrasts both ''Revengeance'' Raiden and ''himself'' from "prequel chapter" ''Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes'', but that ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' (which takes place less than a month after Peace Walker, ''Peace Walker''. While Venom is still a charismatic leader who's AFatherToHisMen, he's also a revenge-driven man well on his way to becoming a villain. He's also a lot more subdued in personality compared to previous protagonists (including the ''Snake Eater'' and ''Peace Walker'' versions of himself). [[spoiler:Also, while ''Phantom Pain'' takes place after a ten-year coma. Odds are Raiden ultimately decides to follow his own path, Venom Snake is going to contrast both himself and Raiden.actually a BodyDouble who's been carrying out the will of the ''real'' Big Boss.]]
12th Apr '17 6:41:56 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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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 ''Persona5'' contrasts greatly with previous protagonists. Unlike the previous 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 confidants actually have any connection to the school. And neither of their events occur in the school itself. Most of his confidants are with people who are similarly shunned.

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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.
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Thie|f}}ves. More specifically, the protagonist of ''Persona5'' ''Persona 5'' contrasts greatly with previous protagonists. Unlike protagonists; unlike the previous 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 life; he participates in no sports teams or clubs, and only two of his non-party confidants actually have any connection to the school. And neither his school (and most of their events occur in the school itself. Most outside of his confidants are with people who are similarly shunned.school).
8th Apr '17 5:12:03 PM theknack101
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** More specifically, the protagonist of ''Persona5'' contrasts greatly with previous protagonists. Unlike the previous 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 confidants actually have any connection to the school. And neither of their events occur in the school itself. Most of his confidants are with people who are similarly shunned.
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.
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