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12th Aug '17 2:36:45 PM Doug86
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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."

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** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' and ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' ''SelfDemonstrating/{{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."
29th Jul '17 2:55:54 AM FoxBluereaver
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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.

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* Ash and Red are constantly compared to one another in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''. Ash is an energetic, friendly trainer whose strategy focuses on flexible strategies, and unorthodox tactics, while Red is less emoting and friendly and is more focused on power.power and traditional tactics. 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.
25th Jul '17 6:41:32 PM jormis29
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* In ''BigHero6'', Professor Callaghan and Krei are explicitly set up as foils at the expo, with Krei wanting to profit off of Hiro's invention while Callaghan wants Hiro to use his talents for something more.

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* In ''BigHero6'', ''Disney/BigHero6'', Professor Callaghan and Krei are explicitly set up as foils at the expo, with Krei wanting to profit off of Hiro's invention while Callaghan wants Hiro to use his talents for something more.
20th Jul '17 8:15:36 PM 313Bluestreak
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetterAlwaysSomeoneBetter: Anything a character can do, another can do better.



* ArchEnemy

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* ArchEnemyArchEnemy: The BigBad is the TheHero's main enemy and opposite.



* EvilCounterpart

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* EvilCounterpartEvilCounterpart: The evil version of a good character.



* TheLancer

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* TheLancerTheLancer: TheHero (or) TheLeader's second-in-commander who is different from the hero.



* TheRival
** PrivilegedRival

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* TheRival
TheRival: The antagonistic foil of the hero who is not the BigBad.
** PrivilegedRivalPrivilegedRival: The rival is more privileged than the lower-class hero.



* ShadowArchetype

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* ShadowArchetypeShadowArchetype: The character who possesses a trait the hero hates about himself.



* DuelingMessiahs

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* DuelingMessiahsDuelingMessiahs: Two heroes who oppose each other on how to protect the world.



* PolarOppositeTwins
* RightWayWrongWayPair

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* PolarOppositeTwins
PolarOppositeTwins: Twins who are different in personality.
* RightWayWrongWayPairRightWayWrongWayPair: One character does things properly while the other doesn't.



* RudeHeroNiceSidekick
* SaltAndPepper

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* RudeHeroNiceSidekick
RudeHeroNiceSidekick: If the hero is rude, the sidekick is a NiceGuy.
* SaltAndPepperSaltAndPepper: A white character and black character are foils.



* SiblingYinYang

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* SiblingYinYangSiblingYinYang: Two siblings who have opposite personalities.



* AllWorkVsAllPlay

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* AllWorkVsAllPlayAllWorkVsAllPlay: One who is focused on work while the other wants to have fun.



* BrainsAndBrawn

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* BrainsAndBrawnBrainsAndBrawn: One of has the smarts while the other has the strength.



* StraightManAndWiseGuy

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* StraightManAndWiseGuyStraightManAndWiseGuy: One is serious while the other is a wisecracker.









* FightingTheLancer

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* FightingTheLancerFightingTheLancer: When TheHero and TheLancer battle each other for some reason.
7th Jul '17 8:51:17 AM bobwolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'':
** Jackson Storm is one to Lightning McQueen. He is a rude, arrogant, hotshot rookie racer, which is exactly how Lightning was in the first film. Lightning in the meanwhile has become an older racing legend.
** Lightning himself has become one to Doc Hudson and the King, needing to choose between retiring with dignity, being forced into retirement, or trying to TakeAThirdOption.
** Jackson Storm and Cruz Ramirez. Jackson was practically built to win races while Cruz was always discouraged from trying. Jackson is a black car and Cruz is a bright yellow car. Jackson and Cruz have completely different attitudes in regards to Lightning. Jackson sees him as someone to beat, while Cruz truly admires him. [[spoiler: Jackson trains heavily on the simulator while Cruz has learned both from and alongside Lightning to deal with the unexpected on the track which helps her beat him.]]
21st Jun '17 9:47:20 AM TheSinful
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* Akane in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12327523/1/Ranma-Happenstance-Gone-Right Ranma: Happenstance Gone Right]]'' serves as a foil to Ukyou and Shampoo to highlight why they're better fiances for Ranma. Ukyou and Shampoo [[FeminineWomenCanCook are both extremely skilled cooks]] whereas Akane is a LethalChef. Akane claims to be a serious martial artist despite rarely training and treating martial arts as a hobby while Ukyou and Shampoo train constantly in their free time. Both girls are openly affectionate with Ranma whereas Akane is a world class {{Tsundere}}. And finally, while Akane is freaked out by Ranma's girl form, neither [[BiTheWay Ukyou]] nor [[IfItsYouItsOkay Shampoo]] have a problem with it.
20th Jun '17 11:53:58 PM Owlorange1995
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* FutureFoil
7th Jun '17 8:35:23 PM Twiddler
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** ''Foil/NewDanganronpaV3''

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** ''Foil/NewDanganronpaV3''''Foil/NewDanganRonpaV3''
2nd Jun '17 12:16:08 PM HighCrate
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** 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 his father Tarquin, who are both GenreSavvy, but likewise complete opposites when it comes to alignment and intelligence.
24th May '17 1:17:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ContrastingSequelAntagonist
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter
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