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24th May '17 1:17:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ContrastingSequelAntagonist
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter
22nd May '17 11:56:08 AM KrspaceT
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* Ash and Red are constantly compared to one another in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''. Ash is energetic, friendly trainer whose strategy focuses on flexible strategies, while Red is less emoting and friendly and is more focused on power. Ash trains a Pokemon to individual strengths while Red will train it to it's species traits. Both possess abilities that can help them win battles: Ash chooses to not use his because he sees it as cheating while Red sees his as a natural talent that if he didn't use would be the equivalent of a fast person not running as fast as he could. One could see the two as foils between Anime trainers and Game trainers, just minus I.V and E.V considerations.
22nd May '17 11:49:38 AM KrspaceT
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* ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' and it's stories have slowly built up a idealistic vs cynical conflict between two of DC's most iconic characters: Superman the alien with godlike powers who embraces humanity, and [[spoiler: Doctor Manhattan]], a human with godlike powers who has lost his humanity, the focus on this being the 2017 ''ComicBook/DoomsdayClock'' event.
21st May '17 4:54:00 AM handlere
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Sometimes a foil is a [[FlatCharacter flat]] or BitCharacter, a secondary character that comes on stage, sparks a response, then fades from the story. More often, though, the foil is a recurring character that has a personality, or an opinion of things, that is different from another recurring character. This character can be the opposite of the character in many ways -- or perhaps [[NotSoDifferent very, very, very similar, except for a crucial difference.]]

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Sometimes a foil is a [[FlatCharacter flat]] or BitCharacter, a secondary character that comes on stage, sparks a response, then fades from the story. More often, though, the foil is a recurring character that has a personality, or an opinion of things, that is different from another recurring character. This character can be the opposite of the character in many ways -- or perhaps [[NotSoDifferent [[NotSoSimilar very, very, very similar, except for a crucial difference.]]
7th May '17 1:49:55 PM MummyGaGa
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** ''Foil/NewDanganronpav3''

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** ''Foil/NewDanganronpav3''''Foil/NewDanganronpaV3''
7th May '17 1:49:11 PM MummyGaGa
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** ''Foil/NewDanganronpav3''
8th Apr '17 11:19:52 AM Divra
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* ''WebComic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'': Commander Badass and Tank are foils to each other. Both are burly, blonde and highly masculine super-soldiers, but where the Commander's masculinity is confident and positive, Tank's is insecure and toxic.
5th Apr '17 1:46:37 AM UltimateLazer
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** ''Foil/{{Overwatch}}''
2nd Apr '17 6:50:29 PM naal2
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Goku and Freeza. Freeza's cool and collected demeanor takes Goku's Idiot Hero personality Up To Eleven.

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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Goku and Freeza. Freeza's cool and collected demeanor takes Goku's Idiot Hero IdiotHero personality Up To Eleven.UpToEleven.
27th Mar '17 6:01:35 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* In ''Comic/{{Batman}}'' the [[LegacyCharacter multiple]] ComicBook/{{Robin}}s have historically been used as foils for their [[MentorArchetype mentor]] and [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate father]] Bruce Wayne, as well as to each other. Since they're effectively his ''sons'', each has a little bit of Bruce in him, and each gives us a bit of insight into [[ShadowArchetype the kind of man Bruce might have been if his life had turned out a little different]].
** [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] shows us how Bruce might have turned out if he'd been adopted by a loving family after his parents' murder instead of growing up in Wayne Manor with only his butler for company. Where Bruce is moody, brooding, suspisicous of others, somewhat emotionally stunted, and a bit of a loner, Dick is cheerful, upbeat, optimistic, a born showman, and one of the most trusted and well-liked men in the superhero community. And where Bruce is still continually haunted by his parents' murder, Dick has largely come to terms with his parents' death and learned to move forward. As the superhero Nightwing, he also wears a simple jumpsuit with an eye-catching bright blue motif, in contrast to Bruce's somber black cape and cowl. Among the Robins, he's known as "[[TheFace The Charming One]]".
** [[ComicBook/RedHoodArsenal Jason Todd]] shows us how Bruce might have turned out if he'd been born into poverty instead of the wealthiest family in Gotham. Where Bruce had the advantage of growing up in a safe home environment after his parents' death, Jason was forced to live on the streets, where theft and violence were a way of life. Even after Bruce takes him under his wing, he never quite lets go of the inherent anger of feeling forgotten by society, and grows into an impulsive young man with a noticeable propensity for violence. As the vigilante Red Hood, he outright rejects Bruce's [[ThouShaltNotKill refusal to kill criminals]], choosing [[SuperheroPackingHeat to deal out justice with a gun]]. Among the Robins, he's known as "[[GoodIsNotNice The Brutal One]]".
** [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] shows us how Bruce might have turned out if he'd had a more stable childhood, and had gotten a chance to choose crime-fighting instead of being pushed into it by tragedy. Unlike Bruce ''and'' the previous Robins, he starts out as a generally normal middle-class kid with no special training or experience in combat, but he voluntarily offers himself up as Bruce's sidekick after using his natural detective skills to deduce his true identity. As the superhero Red Robin, he even becomes the only person besides Bruce to earn the moniker "Detective" from Ra's al-Ghul. Among the Robins, he's known as "[[TheSmartGuy The Clever One]]".
** Damien Wayne shows us how Bruce might have turned out if he'd never gotten a chance to have a carefree childhood or loving parents before devoting himself to becoming the perfect warrior, and had simply been molded into a killing machine when he was still a child. As a ChildSoldier born into the League of Assassins, he shows us Bruce's TrainingFromHell taken to its disturbing logical conclusion. Where Bruce at least had the luxury of ''choosing'' to put himself through years of physical and mental training when he decided to become a crime-fighter, Damien was pushed into it by the adults in his life, and essentially became a LivingWeapon used in other people's conflicts. Where the other Robins learned to become better crime-fighters under Bruce's tutelage, Damien just had to learn how to have normal human relationships, and how to discern between crime-fighting and simple murder. Among the Robins, he's known as "[[TykeBomb The Deadly One]]".
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