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16th Nov '17 7:19:04 AM Gaby007
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* In ''Fanfic/ReluctantHero'', Pakku and Yugato are highly skilled Masters in their elements, chosen amongst the White Lotus to teach the Avatar. While Pakku is brutal verging on sadistic with his student, gaining Zuko's hatred and mistrust, Yugato does his best to help the youth to open and comfort him. It can be linked to their respective opinions about the new Avatar: Pakku sees a willful teen whose pride needs to be broken, Yugato sees a confused boy struggling with his newfound destiny and the duties coming with it.
** Also, the Water and Fire princesses, Yue and Azula, couldn't be different if they ''tried''. Yue is the ultimate NiceGirl who's ready to help a boy from another nation, while Azula is so callous she hopes her own brother died to let her gain the throne.
15th Nov '17 7:03:43 AM Njein
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** And while both are equals in regards to wit, intelligence, and lethality, Blofeld contrasts Bond by being from a humble background and rising to a position of power in contrast to [[BlueBlood Bond]]. And while 007 may have TrueCompanions, allies and friends such as M and Q who help him even in dire situations, Blofeld keeps his own {{Mooks}} in line via threats and outright violence for minor reasons.

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** *** And while both are equals in regards to wit, intelligence, and lethality, Blofeld contrasts Bond by being from a humble background and rising to a position of power in contrast to [[BlueBlood Bond]]. And while 007 may have TrueCompanions, allies and friends such as M and Q who help him even in dire situations, Blofeld keeps his own {{Mooks}} in line via threats and outright violence for minor reasons.
15th Nov '17 7:02:46 AM Njein
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** Hans manages to be a Foil for almost every major character in the film [[spoiler: as he is shown as an EvilCounterpart to several characters, such as Elsa, Olaf, and even the Duke and Anna herself.]]

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** Hans manages to be a Foil for almost every major character in the film [[spoiler: as he is shown as an EvilCounterpart to several characters, of them, such as Elsa, Olaf, and even the Duke Duke, Sven, and Anna herself.]]



* Hiccup and the BigBad Drago in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2''. Both grew up fearing dragons before overcoming that fear and realizing that dragons could work with humans. They even both have [[spoiler: artificial limbs]]; by contrast, Hiccup uses a gentle touch and Drago uses a harsh boot. But whereas Hiccup is curious and compassionate with working together with dragons, Drago seeks to rule over them through fear and intimidation. Hiccup works as a team with his dragon while Drago commands and orders his dragon.

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** In ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'', it's shown that Hans' family, especially his father and brothers, can be considered as polar opposites of Agnarr and Idunn. [[spoiler:While Agnarr and Idunn loved their children and each other, King Westergaard only favored sons who were most loyal and useful to him, while apathetically treating his youngest son as a nuisance, is at best indifferent to his wife, and encouraged his sons to torment Hans out of contempt and cruelty. And while both are responsible for a child developing depression, Agnarr only wanted to keep Elsa and Anna safe, but Hans' father is unfeeling towards Hans.]]
*** On another note, the Southern Isles is the complete opposite of Arendelle. [[spoiler:While Arendelle seems to be a democratic monarchy whose queen and princess are open and friendly towards their people, the Southern Isles is an exceptionally totalitarian PoliceState run by a violent man whose wrath knows no bounds, and treats his subjects like trash and his sons as his sycophantic enforcers.]]
* Hiccup and the BigBad Drago in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2''. Both grew up fearing dragons before overcoming that fear and realizing that dragons could work with humans. They even both have [[spoiler: artificial limbs]]; by contrast, Hiccup uses a gentle touch and Drago uses a harsh boot. But whereas Hiccup is curious and compassionate with working together with dragons, Drago seeks to rule over them through fear fear, brute force and intimidation. Hiccup works as a team with his dragon while Drago commands and orders his dragon.



** Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Bond's biggest ArchEnemy, serves as an EvilCounterpart to both M and Bond.
*** Both Blofeld and M [[TheSpymaster are the head of a secret organization]] and give orders directly to their subordinates, but do it in different ways. While M has the respect of those working for him, but Blofeld is a BadBoss and [[YouHaveFailedMe and kills his mooks if they failed to please him]].
** And while both are equals in regards to wit, intelligence, and lethality, Blofeld contrasts Bond by being from a humble background and rising to a position of power in contrast to [[BlueBlood Bond]]. And while 007 may have TrueCompanions, allies and friends such as M and Q who help him even in dire situations, Blofeld keeps his own {{Mooks}} in line via threats and outright violence for minor reasons.



** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'': Raoul Silvia has elements that make him similar to Bond, Q and even M. [[spoiler:He was an MI6 agent]] who uses multiple gadgets like Bond. He's an expert hacker like Q. He makes very dark decisions and leads his organization like M.

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** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'': Raoul Silvia Silva has elements that make him similar to Bond, Q and even M. [[spoiler:He was an MI6 agent]] who uses multiple gadgets like Bond. He's an expert hacker like Q. He makes very dark decisions and leads his organization like M.
6th Nov '17 9:23:42 PM BlackYakuzu94
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* StockShonenRival
4th Nov '17 12:53:12 PM Jeduthun
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* SopranoAndGravel: Musical duet between a female singer with a high clear voice and a male singer with a deep scratchy voice.
2nd Nov '17 9:59:59 AM Iceaura39
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* In ''Literature/TheSpectrumGame'', Histo foils Hikaru in many ways:
** Hikaru and Histo are both often rude to their allies. Hikaru does it because of [[InnocentlyInsensitive accidental]] BrutalHonesty due to having NoSocialSkill. Histo does it because he is a colossal {{Jerkass}} who likes being rude.

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* In ''Literature/TheSpectrumGame'', Histo foils Hikaru in many ways:
ways. They are both abrasive people who are relatively disliked in school, but otherwise they couldn't be any more different than night and day:
** Hikaru and Histo are both often rude to their allies. Hikaru does it because of [[InnocentlyInsensitive accidental]] BrutalHonesty due to having NoSocialSkill.NoSocialSkills. Histo does it because he is a colossal {{Jerkass}} who likes being rude.



** Both the Kazehaya family (Hikaru's family) and the Kokuro family (Histo's family) are incredibly rich, but Hikaru, likely due to already getting enough attention at school for [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killing]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Amino]], [[SecretlyWealthy hides his grand net worth.]] Histo [[SpoiledTwit loves to boast about his money]] and so it's no secret that he is the richest kid in school.

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** Both the Kazehaya family (Hikaru's family) and the Kokuro family (Histo's family) are incredibly rich, but Hikaru, likely due to already getting enough attention at school for [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killing]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Amino]], [[SecretlyWealthy hides his grand net worth.]] Histo [[SpoiledTwit [[SpoiledBrat loves to boast about his money]] and so it's no secret that he is the richest kid in school.school.
** Hikaru is a calm and collected StoneWall in battle, relying on speed and finesse to compensate for his low damage output. Histo is a smug, cocky GlassCannon who has no battle strategy beyond 'hit it as hard as I can until it dies from it'. Also, Hikaru is a swordsman, Histo is TheGunslinger.
2nd Nov '17 9:52:22 AM Iceaura39
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* In ''Literature/TheSpectrumGame'', Histo foils Hikaru in many ways:
** Hikaru and Histo are both often rude to their allies. Hikaru does it because of [[InnocentlyInsensitive accidental]] BrutalHonesty due to having NoSocialSkill. Histo does it because he is a colossal {{Jerkass}} who likes being rude.
** Hikaru [[{{Asexuality}} lacks romantic or sexual desire of any kind]], but is a massive CluelessChickMagnet. Histo is a HaremSeeker who constantly gets rejected.
** Hikaru is very commonly shown as being InTouchWithHisFeminineSide. Histo is a jock who attempts to prove his manliness to everyone, and he is pretty manly.
** Histo has red TsurimeEyes and a black [[AfroAsskicker afro]], while Hikaru has blue TaremeEyes and relatively tame white hair.
** Hikaru is the one willing to endanger himself/put his life on the line for the sake of someone else. Histo is rarely ever kind and only ever does things [[ItsAllAboutMe for himself]].
** Hikaru is aware of his own faults and shortcomings and admits to them, to the point that it almost becomes HeroicSelfDeprecation. Histo has an over-inflated self image and likes to flaunt his 'good qualities'.
** Both the Kazehaya family (Hikaru's family) and the Kokuro family (Histo's family) are incredibly rich, but Hikaru, likely due to already getting enough attention at school for [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killing]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Amino]], [[SecretlyWealthy hides his grand net worth.]] Histo [[SpoiledTwit loves to boast about his money]] and so it's no secret that he is the richest kid in school.
25th Oct '17 2:36:10 PM mkmlp
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** In ''{{The Joker}}'' vs. ''[[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Sweet Tooth, A.K.A Needles Kane]]'', two infamous, sadistic, and [[MadeOfIron nigh-unstoppable]] {{monster clowns}}s and two of the most famous and popular characters in their respected franchises. But while The Joker is a seemingly silly MagnificentBastard who has made chumps of some of the greatest minds in the DC Universe, Needles deals with most of his enemies with brute force.

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** In ''{{The Joker}}'' vs. ''[[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Sweet Tooth, A.K.A Needles Kane]]'', two infamous, sadistic, and [[MadeOfIron nigh-unstoppable]] {{monster clowns}}s clown}}s and two of the most famous and popular characters in their respected franchises. But while The Joker is a seemingly silly MagnificentBastard who has made chumps of some of the greatest minds in the DC Universe, Needles deals with most of his enemies with brute force.
25th Oct '17 2:35:17 PM mkmlp
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** In ''[[SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool Deadpool]]'' vs. ''[[Characters/FriendshipIsMagicPinkiePie Pinkie Pie]]'', we have two zany, hyperactive, and talkative {{Fourth Wall Observer}}s who are [[BewareTheSillyOnes not to be underestimate]], one an AxCrazy, but somewhat honorable assassin,(At least [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor when he feels like it]] the other a unquestionably good intentioned FriendToAllLivingThings, that occasionally veers into BewareTheNiceOnes. [[spoiler: They become the first combatants to resolve the fight peacefully.]]
** The fighters in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighter Balrog]]'' vs. ''[[VideoGame/KillerInstinct TJ Combo]] are both [[BoxingBattler heavy wight champion boxers]] who clawed their way up from humble beginnings and resorted to dirty tactics to keep their title. The difference is, when Balrog lost his title, he fell further into villainy, by becoming a top enforcer for the evil organization Shadaloo, while TJ was humbled by his loss and decided to make a HeelFaceTurn, so he can take back what he lost the right way. They also differ in terms of fighting styles, with Balrog following more under the "Slugger" catagory, [[AttackAttackAttack sacrificing finesse and versatility for a greater focus on powerful direct strikes and maintaining the offensive]]. TJ, on the other hand, makes use of a more defensively minded "Outboxer" style, [[VictoryByEndurance keeping his distance and taking advantage of whenever his opponent misses an attack]].

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** In ''[[SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool ''{{The Joker}}'' vs. ''[[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Sweet Tooth, A.K.A Needles Kane]]'', two infamous, sadistic, and [[MadeOfIron nigh-unstoppable]] {{monster clowns}}s and two of the most famous and popular characters in their respected franchises. But while The Joker is a seemingly silly MagnificentBastard who has made chumps of some of the greatest minds in the DC Universe, Needles deals with most of his enemies with brute force.
** In ''[[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}
Deadpool]]'' vs. ''[[Characters/FriendshipIsMagicPinkiePie Pinkie Pie]]'', we have two zany, hyperactive, and talkative {{Fourth Wall Observer}}s who are [[BewareTheSillyOnes not to be underestimate]], one an AxCrazy, but somewhat honorable assassin,(At least [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor when he feels like it]] the other a unquestionably good intentioned FriendToAllLivingThings, that occasionally veers into BewareTheNiceOnes. [[spoiler: They become the first combatants to resolve the fight peacefully.]]
** The fighters in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighter Balrog]]'' vs. ''[[VideoGame/KillerInstinct TJ Combo]] Combo]]'' are both [[BoxingBattler heavy wight champion boxers]] who clawed their way up from humble beginnings and resorted to dirty tactics to keep their title. The difference is, when Balrog lost his title, he fell further into villainy, by becoming a top enforcer for the evil organization Shadaloo, while TJ was humbled by his loss and decided to make a HeelFaceTurn, so he can take back what he lost the right way. They also differ in terms of fighting styles, with Balrog following more under the "Slugger" catagory, [[AttackAttackAttack sacrificing finesse and versatility for a greater focus on powerful direct strikes and maintaining the offensive]]. TJ, on the other hand, makes use of a more defensively minded "Outboxer" style, [[VictoryByEndurance keeping his distance and taking advantage of whenever his opponent misses an attack]].
24th Oct '17 4:51:48 AM WillBGood
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** In ComicBook/TheAvengers, ComicBook/IronMan and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica can be seen as foils to each other, especially in Comicbook/CivilWar. Cap is a Depression-era, [[NervesOfSteel strong-willed]], [[IncorruptiblePurePureness virtuous]] [[TheCape Cape]] embodying the eternal resilience of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream, and Iron Man is a rich, [[BrokenBird neurotic]], [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] genius constantly scrambling to cope with the [[DemocracyIsFlawed flaws of democracy]], the possibilities of PoliceBrutality, [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks American abuses of power]], and CorruptCorporateExecutive|s.

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** In ComicBook/TheAvengers, ComicBook/IronMan and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica can be seen as foils to each other, especially in Comicbook/CivilWar. Cap is a Depression-era, [[NervesOfSteel strong-willed]], [[IncorruptiblePurePureness virtuous]] [[TheCape Cape]] embodying the eternal resilience of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream, and Iron Man is a rich, [[BrokenBird neurotic]], [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] genius constantly scrambling to cope with the [[DemocracyIsFlawed flaws of democracy]], the possibilities of PoliceBrutality, [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks American abuses of power]], and CorruptCorporateExecutive|s.{{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s.
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