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5th Feb '18 1:08:49 PM DragonRanger
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** ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'' has another villainous Type A example in the beetle Orphenochs introduced in episode 33.
** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' has the Riders Blade (rhinoceros beetle, although based on a Hercules beetle instead of the usual Kabutomushi) and Garren (stag beetle). They're usually allies (with Garren even being TheMentor) but circumstances and [[PoorCommunicationKills poor communication]] keep pitting them against each other. Instead of a ladybug, the other two Riders are praying mantis and spider-themed.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'' has another villainous Type A Allies example in the beetle Orphenochs introduced in episode 33.
** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' has the Riders Blade (rhinoceros beetle, although based on a Hercules beetle instead of the usual Kabutomushi) (Hercules beetle) and Garren (stag beetle). They're usually allies (with Garren even being TheMentor) but circumstances and [[PoorCommunicationKills poor communication]] keep pitting them against each other. Instead of a ladybug, the other two Riders are praying mantis and spider-themed.



** ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' has a villainous Type A in the Kabuto and Kuwagata Yummies, which formed when a single Yummy (which was the Kabuto one) split in two. But averted in that OOO has a Kuwagata Core Medal, but not a Kabuto Core Medal.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' has a villainous Type A Allies in the Kabuto and Kuwagata Yummies, which formed when a single Yummy (which was the Kabuto one) split in two. But averted in that OOO has a Kuwagata Core Medal, but not a Kabuto Core Medal.


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** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'': Coincidental. The series revolves around dozens of bottles featuring essences of organic and inorganic items, and both Kabutomushi and Kuwagata are among the "organic" ones. However, the Kuwagata Bottle is used by a QuirkyMinibossSquad member, while Kabutomushi is one of the Bottles that Build himself acquires.
24th Jan '18 1:17:09 PM Delphi
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** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' has the Riders Blade (rhinoceros beetle) and Garren (stag beetle). They're usually allies (with Garren even being TheMentor) but circumstances and [[PoorCommunicationKills poor communication]] keep pitting them against each other. Instead of a ladybug, the other two Riders are praying mantis and spider-themed.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' has the Riders Blade (rhinoceros beetle) beetle, although based on a Hercules beetle instead of the usual Kabutomushi) and Garren (stag beetle). They're usually allies (with Garren even being TheMentor) but circumstances and [[PoorCommunicationKills poor communication]] keep pitting them against each other. Instead of a ladybug, the other two Riders are praying mantis and spider-themed.
1st Jan '18 1:04:02 AM Gairyuki
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** ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'', like ''Hurricaneger'', has a pair of {{Sixth Ranger}}s - Beet Buster and Stag Buster. They don't follow the theme ''quite'' as strongly as the Goraigers did, but they're still one of the better examples.

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** ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'', like ''Hurricaneger'', has a pair of {{Sixth Ranger}}s - Beet Buster and Stag Buster. They don't follow the theme ''quite'' as strongly as the Goraigers did, but they're still one of the better examples. Stag Buster's unmorphed state, the Buddyroid Beet J. Stag, covers both beetles at once, as half of his armor is actually Beet Buster's actual suit armor, cast off and transferred to Beet Buster during morphing.
7th Dec '17 11:39:31 AM Calllack
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Related is the Beetle ''Sister'', the Tentomushi (Ladybug, a.k.a. Lady Beetle). Whenever beetles form a PowerTrio, you can expect TheChick to be a Ladybug.

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Related is the Beetle ''Sister'', the Tentomushi (Ladybug, (ladybug, a.k.a. Lady Beetle).lady beetle/bird). Whenever beetles form a PowerTrio, you can expect TheChick to be a Ladybug.
20th Jun '17 8:15:59 AM Ookamikun
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' originally just had the Stag-based Pinsir, and didn't get its Type C until Heracross was created in Generation 2 (originally, Scyther was Pinsir's version counterpart). Generation 2 also introduced Ledyba and Ledian, but it usually isn't associated with Pinsir or Heracross. Oddly, Kabuto and Kabutops are not examples, being based more on horseshoe crabs. Their name comes from traditional ''kabuto'', which are samurai helmets. [[FridgeBrilliance That's why the Dome Fossil is called so]].
** The relationship between Pinsir and Heracross was reinforced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', where two ended up being version exclusives, on top of both of them receiving [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the two first beetles (Pinsir and Heracross) were originally just had the Stag-based Pinsir, not linked with each other. Pinsir was released in VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue and didn't get its Type C until Heracross in the next game, VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver. Pinsir was created in Generation 2 (originally, paired instead with Scyther was Pinsir's version counterpart). Generation 2 also introduced Ledyba and Ledian, but it usually isn't associated with (a mantis-themed Pokémon). As the franchise progressed, the two are often paired up. This is visible as in the second game, Scyther got an evolution whereas Pinsir or Heracross. Oddly, Kabuto didn't. Various media since then involved the two in some way (like an episode of the Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime featured a feud between Pinsir and Kabutops are not examples, being based more on horseshoe crabs. Their name comes from traditional ''kabuto'', which are samurai helmets. [[FridgeBrilliance That's why Heracross swarms). And later on, the Dome Fossil is called so]].
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relationship between Pinsir and Heracross was reinforced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', where two ended up being version exclusives, on top of both of them receiving [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]].Evolutions]]. So it's a case of Type C becoming Type B (in a sense that there is a connection between the two).


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** Despite their names, Kabuto and Kabutops are not examples, being based more on horseshoe crabs. Their name comes from traditional ''kabuto'', which are samurai helmets. [[FridgeBrilliance That's why the Dome Fossil is called so]].
** Subverted by VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon, which featured a new stag beetle Pokémon named Vikavolt. It has no rhino beetle equivalent.
30th Apr '17 6:08:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''TouhouProject'' has the onis Yuugi Hoshiguma (one horn and a StatuesqueStunner) and Ibuki Suika (two horns and a PintsizePowerhouse, though she can make herself grow), often seen drinking together.

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* ''TouhouProject'' ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'' has the onis Yuugi Hoshiguma (one horn and a StatuesqueStunner) and Ibuki Suika (two horns and a PintsizePowerhouse, though she can make herself grow), often seen drinking together.
3rd Mar '17 10:15:33 PM 4444jdm
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** There's also a variation of Type C in ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' where Pinsir is a global spawn from the start while Heracross became [[RegionalBonus one of the region-exclusives]] in Gen 2 update.
30th Jan '17 8:19:20 PM Chabal2
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* Subverted in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Guts runs into a pair of bug-transforming warriors (who are considerably harder to beat than the previously-encountered rabble), but they consist of a stag beetle and a praying mantis (so closer to the [[{{VideoGame/Pokemon}} Pinsir / Scyther]] example).


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* ''TouhouProject'' has the onis Yuugi Hoshiguma (one horn and a StatuesqueStunner) and Ibuki Suika (two horns and a PintsizePowerhouse, though she can make herself grow), often seen drinking together.
17th Jan '17 5:45:38 PM nombretomado
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* The MachineRobo Mugenbine toy line has the Type A red Iron Beetle and blue Junk Stag that can combine together to become Mugen Sector.

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* The MachineRobo Toys/MachineRobo Mugenbine toy line has the Type A red Iron Beetle and blue Junk Stag that can combine together to become Mugen Sector.
6th Jan '17 6:33:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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Rarely, this phenomenon will be referenced obliquely. If [[DuoTropes two characters]] with [[{{Sidekick}} some]] [[TheRival sort]] [[BigBad of]] [[{{Foil}} relationship]] exist in your medium - and one has a single horn ([[FreudWasRight shut up]]) and the other has two, chances are this is why.

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Rarely, this phenomenon will be referenced obliquely. If [[DuoTropes two characters]] with [[{{Sidekick}} some]] [[TheRival sort]] [[BigBad of]] [[{{Foil}} relationship]] exist in your medium - and one has a single horn ([[FreudWasRight shut up]]) and the other has two, chances are this is why.
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