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13th Oct '17 11:37:22 AM lillolillo
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* ComicBook/TeenTitans vs ComicBook/YoungJustice. This one began when [=DC=] decided to restore the classic Wolfman/Perez Teen Titans - and did so by taking the current Teen Titans and Young Justice books and merging them together. The transition was, shall we say, less than seamless. Young Justice fans were upset because their LighterAndSofter book had been cancelled, with favorite cast members PutOnABus, and some of the survivors being written as far different characters. Teen Titans fans were upset because they had also lost favorite cast members (and two of them were killed), and now their book had been taken over by what they considered to be a SpotlightStealingSquad, the [[FanNickname YJ4]]. Being upset over the same thing, but for different reasons, a rivalry sparked. Sometimes more fuel gets tossed on the old fire, such as the [[WesternAnimation animated]] adaptions trading tones, or the ComicBook/{{New 52}} having no sign of the original Kid Flash or Wonder Girl.

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* ComicBook/TeenTitans Franchise/TeenTitans vs ComicBook/YoungJustice. This one began when [=DC=] decided to restore the classic Wolfman/Perez Teen Titans - and did so by taking the current Teen Titans and Young Justice books and merging them together. The transition was, shall we say, less than seamless. Young Justice fans were upset because their LighterAndSofter book had been cancelled, with favorite cast members PutOnABus, and some of the survivors being written as far different characters. Teen Titans fans were upset because they had also lost favorite cast members (and two of them were killed), and now their book had been taken over by what they considered to be a SpotlightStealingSquad, the [[FanNickname YJ4]]. Being upset over the same thing, but for different reasons, a rivalry sparked. Sometimes more fuel gets tossed on the old fire, such as the [[WesternAnimation animated]] adaptions trading tones, or the ComicBook/{{New 52}} having no sign of the original Kid Flash or Wonder Girl.



** Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Zor-El fans vs Linda Danvers fans. The first -and considerably larger- group isn't interested in a Supergirl that isn't Superman's Kryptonian's cousin. The second group refuses to consider that other Supergirls may be good, worthwhile characters and bash Kara at every turn.

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** Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Zor-El fans vs Linda Danvers fans. The first -and considerably larger- group isn't particularly interested in a Supergirl that isn't Superman's Kryptonian's cousin. cousin (although they usually respect Linda). The second group refuses to consider that other Supergirls may be good, good and worthwhile characters and bash Kara at every turn.



* For ''Franchise/TheFlash'', it's Barry Allen fans vs. Wally West fans. There are some Barry fans who never accepted his death and will always see him as the one true Flash, and dislike Wally's dickish attitude when he started out. Wally fans were fine with Barry at first (aside from those who found him boring), but after his return and the resulting demotion and eventual Retgonning of Wally, the perception of Barry as a CreatorsPet is ''very'' common among not only Wally fans or fans of ''The Flash'', but the DC fanbase as a whole. To these people, Barry Allen is a boring character long past his prime brought back for nostalgia's sake.

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* For ''Franchise/TheFlash'', it's Barry Allen fans vs. Wally West fans. There are some Barry fans who never accepted his death and will always see him as the one true Flash, and dislike Wally's dickish attitude when he started out. Wally fans were fine with Barry at first (aside from those who found him boring), but after his return and the resulting demotion and eventual Retgonning of Wally, the perception of Barry as a CreatorsPet is ''very'' common among not only Wally fans or fans of ''The Flash'', but the DC fanbase as a whole. To these people, Barry Allen is a boring character long past his prime brought back for nostalgia's sake.they started hating him.
12th Oct '17 8:59:41 AM CosmicFerret
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*** Even though those commercials do have rather a MisaimedFandom that sees the PC (played by [[TheAreasOfMyExpertise John Hodgman]] in the US and Creator/DavidMitchell in the UK) as a goofy, loveable underdog, while the Mac user is a posing hipster.

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*** Even though those commercials do have rather a MisaimedFandom that sees the PC (played by [[TheAreasOfMyExpertise [[Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise John Hodgman]] in the US and Creator/DavidMitchell in the UK) as a goofy, loveable underdog, while the Mac user is a posing hipster.
6th Oct '17 10:33:48 PM DavidDelony
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** And within the Democrats, it's moderates vs. progressives. The 2016 primary between UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton and Bernie Sanders was a showdown between the two. The two groups continue to snipe at each other, with each side blaming the other for Clinton's loss in the general election.
6th Oct '17 9:42:46 PM Dvandemon
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** The aforementioned marketing push explicitly put Inhumans at odds against Mutants, with the Inhumans presented as in the right, in a manner not unlike the controversial Avengers vs X-men event. This was a major factor in putting the fandoms at odds.
30th Sep '17 11:49:20 AM cwf123
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* ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' has a rivalry with ''Film/{{Logan}}'' because both are very intense and potential DarknessInducedAudienceApathy and revolve around similar symbolism with little to no humor. Some say that Logan is a rip-off of Ang Lee's Hulk, or that Hulk pales to Logan.


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** ''Film/{{Logan}}'' was able to remove that hate with a much more intense depiction of Wolverine with a deep R-rating.
*** In fact, both Logan and Deadpool are victims of fandom rivalry on either preferring intense and symbolic works or just for fun X-Men films.
23rd Sep '17 12:57:11 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* [[Creator/{{Apple}} iOS]] vs. [[Website/{{Google}} Android]]. The rivalry can make it hard to publicly admit having problems with your mobile device without being met with comments like "just switch to <other platform>!" In short, it's become the 2010's equivalent of the PC OS wars.

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* [[Creator/{{Apple}} iOS]] vs. [[Website/{{Google}} Android]]. The rivalry can make it hard to publicly admit having problems with your mobile device without being met with comments like "just switch to <other platform>!" In short, it's become the 2010's equivalent of the PC OS wars. Apple's keynotes in particular have turned into major chances for Android fans to rail on iPhones and their users for buying overpriced products with [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks features that Android took up years ago]].
23rd Sep '17 12:54:51 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Coffee and energy drinks. Coffee is seen as not packing enough punch and for tasting nasty and requiring lots of sugar and other condiments to be palatable to many. Energy drinks are seen by coffee fans as being too sugary on top of having worse potential side effects than coffee.
18th Sep '17 10:02:17 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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** There's also fighting over the writer of the main ''Inhuman'', and later ''Uncanny Inhumans'' series, Charles Soule. With the announcement that Brian Michael Bendis would be leaving the X-books, and the lack of any announcement on who would follow him, or even if a new X-book will exist, many X-fans want Charles Soule on the X-books. This is due to him already being a fan favourite writer, and the fact that he penned ''Death of Wolverine''. This hope got thrashed by the ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel announcements (X-Books are by various writers but Jeff Lemire got two and is the main X-writer, while Charles Soule still writes the main Inhumans book, and is even getting ''another'' one: ''All-New Inhumans'').

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** There's also fighting over the writer of the main ''Inhuman'', and later ''Uncanny Inhumans'' series, Charles Soule. With the announcement that Brian Michael Bendis would be leaving the X-books, and the lack of any announcement on who would follow him, or even if a new X-book will exist, many X-fans want Charles Soule on the X-books. This is due to him already being a fan favourite writer, and the fact that he penned ''Death of Wolverine''. This hope got thrashed by the ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel announcements (X-Books are by various writers but Jeff Lemire got two and is the main X-writer, while Charles Soule still writes the main Inhumans book, and is even getting ''another'' one: ''All-New Inhumans'').Inhumans''), but Soule ''would'' eventually write ''ComicBook/AstonishingXMen'' once he left the Inhumans books (though by this point, ''neither'' fandom particularly wanted him).


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** Pre-Flashpoint Superman fans vs New 52 Superman fans. Many fans of pre-Flashpoint Supes hate that the New 52 Superman is an angry, violent Superman who dates Wonder Woman and wears an armoured costume. Fans of the New 52 Superman think the old Superman is a cheesy boy scout whose relationship with Lois Lane was played out and that his costume was embarrassing.


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* The fans of particular Robins can get pretty intense with fans of a different Robin, though it's not uncommon to find people who like multiple Robins (though it's rarer to find fans of ''all'').
** This is particularly true between Dick Grayson fans and Jason Todd fans, since the characters are pretty much polar opposites, with one being the favourite son and a NiceGuy, while the other is the unfavourite and an anti-hero. Dick fans see Jason as a badly written "edgy" character while Jason fans see Dick as too nice and spoiled by Bruce.
** Similarly, Tim Drake fans and Damian Wayne fans tend to not get along, since Tim sought out the role himself and earned it, while Damian essentially gets it through inheritance and has done some ''very'' questionable actions as Robin. It doesn't help that Tim was fired to make way for Damian. You will ''very rarely'' find Tim fans who like Damian.
** Jason fans and Damian fans also tend to not get along, due to perceived favouritism for Damian from the Bat-family in-universe ''and'' editors out of universe, while Damian fans see Damian as Jason "done right". The two also frequently give each other no holds barred beatdowns, which doesn't help matters.
* For ''Franchise/TheFlash'', it's Barry Allen fans vs. Wally West fans. There are some Barry fans who never accepted his death and will always see him as the one true Flash, and dislike Wally's dickish attitude when he started out. Wally fans were fine with Barry at first (aside from those who found him boring), but after his return and the resulting demotion and eventual Retgonning of Wally, the perception of Barry as a CreatorsPet is ''very'' common among not only Wally fans or fans of ''The Flash'', but the DC fanbase as a whole. To these people, Barry Allen is a boring character long past his prime brought back for nostalgia's sake.
15th Sep '17 9:00:28 PM nombretomado
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** DirectX vs. OpenGL.

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** DirectX UsefulNotes/DirectX vs. OpenGL.UsefulNotes/OpenGL.
15th Sep '17 2:28:38 PM nombretomado
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* OlderThanTheyThink : Chess vs. Checkers. Both are immensely old and popular board games, but both have always been compared to one another in terms of quality. It has been documented ever since the 19th century. For a long time Checkers was considered the winner due to being considered to be harder and more modern than Chess was when it comes to warfare, with various Chess players then back again saying that players of Checkers were biased and that Chess can be quite hard to play as well.

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* OlderThanTheyThink : OlderThanTheyThink: Chess vs. Checkers. Both are immensely old and popular board games, but both have always been compared to one another in terms of quality. It has been documented ever since the 19th century. For a long time Checkers was considered the winner due to being considered to be harder and more modern than Chess was when it comes to warfare, with various Chess players then back again saying that players of Checkers were biased and that Chess can be quite hard to play as well.



* Another legendary fandom rivalry: {{Mac}} vs. [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]]. Embodied and parodied in Apple's "I'm a Mac and I'm a PC" commercials. This also leads to a false conception of computer history of being mainly composed of Apple and Microsoft, and idolizing their [=CEOs=].

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* Another legendary fandom rivalry: {{Mac}} UsefulNotes/{{Mac}} vs. [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]]. Embodied and parodied in Apple's "I'm a Mac and I'm a PC" commercials. This also leads to a false conception of computer history of being mainly composed of Apple and Microsoft, and idolizing their [=CEOs=].
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