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9th Aug '16 5:07:39 AM petersohn
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** Elan and Nale; polar opposites in CharacterAlignment, both have a flair for the dramatic, similar class abilities (though Nale's ComplexityAddiction means he took a more roundabout way of getting them), similar relationships with their respective love interests (who are also foils), and a tendency toward being dumb (though Nale will vehemently deny he is anything but a genius). More Recently, Elan and his father Tarquin, who are both GenreSavvy, but likewise complete opposites when it comes to alignment and intelligence.

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** Elan and Nale; polar opposites in CharacterAlignment, both have a flair for the dramatic, similar class abilities (though Nale's ComplexityAddiction means he took a more roundabout way of getting them), similar relationships with their respective love interests (who are also foils), and a tendency toward being dumb (though Nale will vehemently deny he is anything but a genius). More Recently, genius).
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Elan and his father Tarquin, who are both GenreSavvy, but likewise complete opposites when it comes to alignment and intelligence.intelligence.
** Roy and Thog. Both are melee fighters carrying heavy weapons and both like to talk, but while Thog is a DumbMuscle and a munchkin-build, Roy is a balanced character: he is pretty smart for a fighter and is a charismatic leader.
4th Aug '16 3:13:20 PM OlmoJV
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* VitriolicBestBuds (The variant where one picks on the other and the other doesn't notice)

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* VileVillainLaughableLackey
* VitriolicBestBuds (The variant where one picks on the other and the other doesn't notice)notice)
27th Jul '16 6:31:00 AM Kakai
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* Elorin to Praxton in ''ComicBook/WhiteSand''. While Praxton is a FantasyForbiddingFather who attempts to bend rules to force Kenton to resign from his aspirations and resorts to ''ad persona'' to humiliate him, Elorin is more worried about Kenton's safety, yet ultimately states that it's Kenton's decision and enforces the rules to let him participate in the exam.
20th Jul '16 12:06:39 PM Tron80
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** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' and ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' in the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline. Says writer Tony Bedard: "Lobo is there as a sort of dark reflection of her. They're both super-powerful loners left over from dead planets. Lobo has channeled his power and rage into becoming the most dangerous bounty-hunter/assassin in the galaxy. Supergirl's still trying to figure out what to do with her power and her lot in life. Tangling with Lobo will show her one path she might go down. It's really a cautionary tale for her, and she'll come away knowing that she could easily end up like him if she doesn't get her act together."
18th Jul '16 6:48:51 AM Morgenthaler
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** Elan and Nale; polar opposites in CharacterAlignment, both have a flair for the dramatic, similar class abilities (though Nale's ComplexityAddiction means he took a more roundabout way of getting them), similar relationships with their respective love interests (who are also foils), and a tendency toward being dumb (though Nale will vehemently deny he is anything but a genius). More Recently, Elan and his father Tarquin, who are both DangerouslyGenreSavvy, but likewise complete opposites when it comes to alignment and intelligence.

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** Elan and Nale; polar opposites in CharacterAlignment, both have a flair for the dramatic, similar class abilities (though Nale's ComplexityAddiction means he took a more roundabout way of getting them), similar relationships with their respective love interests (who are also foils), and a tendency toward being dumb (though Nale will vehemently deny he is anything but a genius). More Recently, Elan and his father Tarquin, who are both DangerouslyGenreSavvy, GenreSavvy, but likewise complete opposites when it comes to alignment and intelligence.
17th Jul '16 7:39:09 PM Doug86
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** Will Turner, whos is the StraightMan to Jack Sparrow's LoveableRogue.

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** Will Turner, whos is the StraightMan to Jack Sparrow's LoveableRogue.LovableRogue.
12th Jul '16 1:53:39 AM Morgenthaler
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Many intentional foils are depicted as physical contrasts to the main character. Thin vs. fat and tall vs. short are among the most common ways of setting up a contrast. Similarly, when the heroine's hair is [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde]] or [[MysticalWhiteHair white]], the villain tends to have [[DarkIsEvil dark]] or [[EvilRedhead red]] hair; when the villain is blond or [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white haired]], the hero tends to be [[DarkIsNotEvil dark]] or [[RedHeadedHero red]] haired. Opposing genders and races are common even in modern media, but often tend to be handled more delicately due to these types of differences being an UnfortunateImplications minefield.

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Many intentional foils are depicted as physical contrasts to the main character. Thin vs. fat and tall vs. short are among the most common ways of setting up a contrast. Similarly, when the heroine's hair is [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde]] or [[MysticalWhiteHair white]], the villain tends to have [[DarkIsEvil dark]] or [[EvilRedhead red]] hair; when the villain is blond or [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white haired]], the hero tends to be [[DarkIsNotEvil dark]] or [[RedHeadedHero red]] red haired. Opposing genders and races are common even in modern media, but often tend to be handled more delicately due to these types of differences being an UnfortunateImplications minefield.
2nd Jul '16 11:51:26 AM siberia82
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** Apocalypse sees himself as a god, whereas Professor X serves as a MessianicArchetype of the movie series. They are both mentors to their respective teams, they reach out to mutants who feel lost, confused and alone, and encourage them to reach their full potential, so their dominant [[TheLeader leadership style is Charismatic]]. They promote radically different ideologies: Apocalypse believes that the Earth should only belong to the strongest and the weak should be wiped out, while Charles thinks that it can be shared by everyone equally and peacefully. Both like being at the center of attention; En Sabah Nur is an ostentatious god-king who takes advantage of the ErmineCapeEffect, whereas Xavier is a ProudBeauty teacher who exhibits his wealth in a SimpleYetOpulent fashion. During the FinalBattle, Apocalypse [[spoiler:ends up alone, but Professor X is very much ''not'']]. Their position on the [[http://s15.postimg.org/9vr8qydbv/Defend_Destroy.jpg "Defend" and "Destroy" posters]] mark them as foils.

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** Apocalypse sees himself as a god, whereas Professor X serves as a MessianicArchetype of the movie series. They are both mentors to their respective teams, they reach out to mutants who feel lost, confused and alone, and encourage them to reach their full potential, so their dominant [[TheLeader leadership style is Charismatic]]. They promote radically different ideologies: Apocalypse believes that the Earth should only belong to the strongest and the weak should be wiped out, while Charles thinks that it can be shared by everyone equally and peacefully. Both like being at the center of attention; En Sabah Nur is an ostentatious god-king who takes advantage of the ErmineCapeEffect, whereas Xavier is a ProudBeauty teacher who exhibits flaunts his wealth in a SimpleYetOpulent fashion. During the FinalBattle, Apocalypse [[spoiler:ends up alone, but Professor X is very much ''not'']]. Their position on the [[http://s15.postimg.org/9vr8qydbv/Defend_Destroy.jpg "Defend" and "Destroy" posters]] mark them as foils.



* ''Film/Deadpool2016'': Deadpool to Ajax, in terms of powers. Whereas Deadpool has a HealingFactor that is capable of regenerating [[AnArmAndALeg severed hands]], he is capable of feeling the pain of every blow he takes. Ajax, on the other hand, FeelsNoPain, and can take as many hits as Deadpool, but these injuries heal at an average pace, and will eventually burn out his body.

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* ''Film/Deadpool2016'': ''Film/Deadpool2016'':
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Deadpool to Ajax, in terms of powers. Whereas Deadpool has a HealingFactor that is capable of regenerating [[AnArmAndALeg severed hands]], he is capable of feeling the pain of every blow he takes. Ajax, on the other hand, FeelsNoPain, and can take as many hits as Deadpool, but these injuries heal at an average pace, and will eventually burn out his body.body.
** Colossus to Deadpool. Chaste-mouthed, paragon-like, gentle giant, boy scout X-Man contrasted to Deadpool's foul-mouthed, sardonic, violent, psychotic freelancer.
--->'''Colossus:''' We can't allow this, Deadpool. Please... come quietly.\\
'''Deadpool:''' You big, chrome cock-gobbler!\\
'''Colossus:''' ...That's not nice.
30th Jun '16 11:14:52 PM siberia82
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** Apocalypse sees himself as a god, whereas Professor X serves as a MessianicArchetype of the movie series. They are both mentors to their respective teams, they reach out to mutants who feel lost, confused and alone, and encourage them to reach their full potential, so their dominant [[TheLeader leadership style is Charismatic]]. They promote radically different ideologies: Apocalypse believes that the Earth should only belong to the strongest and the weak should be wiped out, while Charles thinks that it can be shared by everyone equally and peacefully. During the FinalBattle, Apocalypse [[spoiler:ends up alone, but Xavier is very much ''not'']]. Their position on the [[http://s15.postimg.org/9vr8qydbv/Defend_Destroy.jpg "Defend" and "Destroy" posters]] mark them as foils.

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** Apocalypse sees himself as a god, whereas Professor X serves as a MessianicArchetype of the movie series. They are both mentors to their respective teams, they reach out to mutants who feel lost, confused and alone, and encourage them to reach their full potential, so their dominant [[TheLeader leadership style is Charismatic]]. They promote radically different ideologies: Apocalypse believes that the Earth should only belong to the strongest and the weak should be wiped out, while Charles thinks that it can be shared by everyone equally and peacefully. Both like being at the center of attention; En Sabah Nur is an ostentatious god-king who takes advantage of the ErmineCapeEffect, whereas Xavier is a ProudBeauty teacher who exhibits his wealth in a SimpleYetOpulent fashion. During the FinalBattle, Apocalypse [[spoiler:ends up alone, but Xavier Professor X is very much ''not'']]. Their position on the [[http://s15.postimg.org/9vr8qydbv/Defend_Destroy.jpg "Defend" and "Destroy" posters]] mark them as foils.
30th Jun '16 10:44:28 PM siberia82
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** Nina adores her mutation and she can control the minds of animals. Jean Grey hates her powers and she can control the minds of people. They both love their father figures, and both {{Nice Girl}}s try to protect their dads with their abilities when Erik and Charles are about to be taken away from them.
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