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23rd Apr '17 9:16:44 AM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has Ahiru/Duck as Light Feminine and Rue as Dark Feminine. The former is a cheerful and clumsy GenkiGirl whose mission in life is simply to get Mytho, the boy she admires, to smile. The latter is an elegant and aloof [[TheOjou Ojou]] who also cares for Mytho, but in a far more possesive way due to her BrokenBird nature. Both girls have white and black costumes of their respective MagicalGirl personas, Princess Tutu and Princess Kraehe. Also, they're both based on Odette and Odile from the ballet SwanLake.

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* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has Ahiru/Duck as Light Feminine and Rue as Dark Feminine. The former is a cheerful and clumsy GenkiGirl whose mission in life is simply to get Mytho, the boy she admires, to smile. The latter is an elegant and aloof [[TheOjou Ojou]] who also cares for Mytho, but in a far more possesive possessive way due to her BrokenBird nature. Both girls have white and black costumes of their respective MagicalGirl personas, Princess Tutu and Princess Kraehe. Also, they're both based on Odette and Odile from the ballet SwanLake.''Theatre/SwanLake''.
8th Apr '17 8:43:16 AM Tropemaster849
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** [[ButtMonkey Samey]] is Light Feminine while her sister, [[BigSisterBully Amy]] is Dark Feminine.
3rd Apr '17 1:20:08 PM Rik-B
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* ''Film/BlueVelvet'': Sandy and Dorothy fall into this trope, the former being a high school friend of Jeffrey, the latter being a diva vocalist who has some dark secrets.
** Creator/DavidLynch is very fond of this trope in general, ''Film/MulhollandDrive'' offering another example with Betty as the light feminine and Rita as the dark one.
13th Mar '17 10:17:10 PM lexicon
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* The two hosts of WebVideo/UNHhhh display this. Trixie is more prone to throwing shade, making snide remarks, and generally using dark humour. Creator/{{Katya}} isn't so innocent herself, but is generally a sweetheart, both in and out of the show (she was crowned Miss Congeniality on her season of [[RupaulsDragRace [=RuPaul's=] Drag Race]]). Played with as their general drag aesthetics are opposite, with Trixie taking a Barbie aesthetic (hence the last name, Mattel), and Katya describing her character as a Russian, prostitute, bisexual, transvestite [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold hooker]].
13th Mar '17 8:27:58 PM iPotato
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* The two hosts of WebVideo/UNHhhh display this; Trixie being dark, while Creator/{{Katya}} representing light.

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* The two hosts of WebVideo/UNHhhh display this; this. Trixie being dark, while is more prone to throwing shade, making snide remarks, and generally using dark humour. Creator/{{Katya}} representing light.isn't so innocent herself, but is generally a sweetheart, both in and out of the show (she was crowned Miss Congeniality on her season of [[RupaulsDragRace [=RuPaul's=] Drag Race]]). Played with as their general drag aesthetics are opposite, with Trixie taking a Barbie aesthetic (hence the last name, Mattel), and Katya describing her character as a Russian, prostitute, bisexual, transvestite [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold hooker]].
12th Mar '17 7:25:00 PM iPotato
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* The two hosts of WebVideo/UNHhhh display this; Trixie being dark, while Creator/{{Katya}} representing light.
21st Feb '17 2:35:17 PM AutumnLeaves
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* ''Theatre/{{Iolanta}}: Iolanta the pure angel and Matilda the sight of whom burns and intoxicates you.

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* ''Theatre/{{Iolanta}}: ''Theatre/{{Iolanta}}'': the naive, pure and angelic Iolanta and the pure angel passionate and Matilda the sight of whom burns and intoxicates you.seductive Matilda.
21st Feb '17 2:31:16 PM AutumnLeaves
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* ''Theatre/{{Iolanta}}: Iolanta the pure angel and Matilda the sight of whom burns and intoxicates you.
11th Feb '17 8:26:32 AM Eievie
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->"I shall be dark and French and fashionable and difficult. And you shall be sweet and open and English and fair. What a pair we shall be! What man can resist us?"

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** There's one female in each group of eight - ActionGirl Riza Hawkeye as Light Feminine, TheVamp Lust as Dark Feminine.

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** There's one female in each group of eight - ActionGirl eight--ActionGirl Riza Hawkeye as Light Feminine, TheVamp Lust as Dark Feminine.



* Ranka Lee (Light - {{Moe}}, ACupAngst, naïve, youthful) and Sheryl Nome (Dark - BrokenBird, BuxomIsBetter, {{Stripperiffic}} when on-stage) in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''.

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* Ranka Lee (Light - {{Moe}}, (Light--{{Moe}}, ACupAngst, naïve, youthful) and Sheryl Nome (Dark - BrokenBird, (Dark--BrokenBird, BuxomIsBetter, {{Stripperiffic}} when on-stage) in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''.



-->'''Shiho''': "Ruriko Daichi, the person known as Japan's MarilynMonroe in terms of sensuality... [[LampshadeHanging She is the opposite of the pure and innocent Sayuri Nagasawa.]]"

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-->'''Shiho''': "Ruriko Ruriko Daichi, the person known as Japan's MarilynMonroe in terms of sensuality... [[LampshadeHanging She is the opposite of the pure and innocent Sayuri Nagasawa.]]"]]



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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' two female characters fit this trope well - Light, glamorous movie star, Bridget Von Hammersmark; and dark UnkemptBeauty on a vendetta, Shoshana Dreyfus.

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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' two female characters fit this trope well - Light, well--Light, glamorous movie star, Bridget Von Hammersmark; and dark UnkemptBeauty on a vendetta, Shoshana Dreyfus.



* ''Film/LoveActually'' has the two interests of Creator/AlanRickman's charcter - his wife and his aspiring mistress. Guess which one is which...
* ''Film/MeanGirls'' had dark AlphaBitch Regina and light HollywoodNerd [[TheStarscream Cady.]] Janis is also a dark feminine to Cady's light.

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* ''Film/LoveActually'' has the two interests of Creator/AlanRickman's charcter - his charcter--his wife and his aspiring mistress. Guess which one is which...
which…
* ''Film/MeanGirls'' had dark AlphaBitch Regina and light HollywoodNerd [[TheStarscream Cady.]] Cady]]. Janis is also a dark feminine to Cady's light.



* ''Film/PrettyPersuasion'' had two BFF's plotting the demise of their teacher in their search for fame - light Brittany (naive) and dark Kimberly (FilleFatale).

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* ''Film/PrettyPersuasion'' had two BFF's plotting the demise of their teacher in their search for fame - light fame--light Brittany (naive) and dark Kimberly (FilleFatale).



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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'''s Alice and Rosalie are the adoptive sisters in high school. Alice is happy in nature. She adores Bella from the start and cares about Bella's safety above anything. Rosalie is proud of her great beauty. She is initially annoyed by Bella's presence but she is the most respectful of Bella's choices.

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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'''s Alice and Rosalie are the adoptive sisters in high school.Alice and Rosalie. Alice is happy in nature. She adores Bella from the start and cares about Bella's safety above anything. Rosalie is proud of her great beauty. She is initially annoyed by Bella's presence but she is the most respectful of Bella's choices.



--> ''Night and Day, the aunts called them, and although neither girl laughed at this little joke they recognized the truth in it, and were able to understand that the moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep.''

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--> ''Night -->''Night and Day, the aunts called them, and although neither girl laughed at this little joke they recognized the truth in it, and were able to understand that the moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep.''



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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "The Enemy of the World", the two heroic "Bond girl" characters are Astrid - wholesome, a pilot working for the good guys, optimistic and with a StiffUpperLip; and Fariah, a woman heavily implied to have dark secrets in her past. Astrid is innocently charming, very honest and fights with straightforward ActionGirl methods, while Fariah is beguiling, mysterious and fights with social manipulation. Both Astrid and Fariah flirt with men at one point to get them to do what they want, but when Astrid does it she just ends up gushing to the Doctor about how wonderful he is, while Fariah will smoulder on cue if it means Salamander is less likely to suspect her of leaking information.
* ''Series/DontTrustTheBInApartment23'' - see the page image. Most of the shows storylines are generated by the contrast between the short, trusting, and sweet June and the tall, manipulative, and promiscuous Chloe.
** Of course, the plot is driven by the fact that June can keep up with Chloe and regularly gives her a taste of her own medicine.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "The Enemy of the World", the two heroic "Bond girl" characters are Astrid - wholesome, Astrid--wholesome, a pilot working for the good guys, optimistic and with a StiffUpperLip; and Fariah, a woman heavily implied to have dark secrets in her past. Astrid is innocently charming, very honest and fights with straightforward ActionGirl methods, while Fariah is beguiling, mysterious and fights with social manipulation. Both Astrid and Fariah flirt with men at one point to get them to do what they want, but when Astrid does it she just ends up gushing to the Doctor about how wonderful he is, while Fariah will smoulder on cue if it means Salamander is less likely to suspect her of leaking information.
* ''Series/DontTrustTheBInApartment23'' - see the page image. ''Series/DontTrustTheBInApartment23'': Most of the shows storylines are generated by the contrast between the short, trusting, and sweet June and the tall, manipulative, and promiscuous Chloe.
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Chloe. Of course, the plot is driven by the fact that June can keep up with Chloe and regularly gives her a taste of her own medicine.



** In season 4, there is a distinct light and dark contrast between Oz's two love/lust interests - his long time girlfriend Willow and fellow Werewolf Veruca, which plays every femme fatale trick in the book, down to the ContraltoOfDanger. [[spoiler: ironically, by the time Willow loses her next love interest - Tara, she goes through a 'very'' dark phase.]]

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** In season 4, there is a distinct light and dark contrast between Oz's two love/lust interests - his interests--his long time girlfriend Willow and fellow Werewolf Veruca, which plays every femme fatale trick in the book, down to the ContraltoOfDanger. [[spoiler: ironically, by the time Willow loses her next love interest - Tara, interest--Tara, she goes through a 'very'' dark phase.]]



** The series has has [[SpiritedYoungLady Guinevere]], the good hearted heroine, and [[LadyOfBlackMagic Morgana]], the villainess. Interestingly, Gwen is linked more with desire than Morgana, who (despite a couple of early FemmeFatale scenes) almost comes across as asexual in her complete lack of interest in men. And as an added ironic bonus, Guinevere (light) is played by mixed-race Creator/AngelCoulby, and Morgana (dark) is played by extremely pale KatieMcGrath.

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** The series has has [[SpiritedYoungLady Guinevere]], the good hearted heroine, and [[LadyOfBlackMagic Morgana]], the villainess. Interestingly, Gwen is linked more with desire than Morgana, who (despite a couple of early FemmeFatale scenes) almost comes across as asexual in her complete lack of interest in men. And as an added ironic bonus, Guinevere (light) is played by mixed-race Creator/AngelCoulby, and Morgana (dark) is played by extremely pale KatieMcGrath.KatieMcGrath--though with very dark hair.



%%* ''Series/GossipGirl'': Serena (light) and Blair (dark).
%% ** Zigzagged & subverted throughout the series as it's Serena who acted as a dark feminine pre-series where as Blair was more fiery but ultimately light feminine before both use both types at different places during the show's run.

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%%* * ''Series/GossipGirl'': Best friends and sometimes enemies Serena (light) and Blair. Serena is usually the light, and Blair (dark).
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usually the dark, but it's zigzagged & subverted throughout the series as it's series. Serena who acted as a dark feminine pre-series where as Blair was more fiery but ultimately light feminine before both use both types at different places during the show's run.



%%* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' has two pairs among the four main characters: Hanna and Emily are light, while Aria and Spencer are dark - they are more flirtatious and employ different degrees of the FilleFatale trope.

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%%* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' has two pairs among the four main characters: Hanna and Emily are light, while Aria and Spencer are dark - they dark--they are more flirtatious and employ different degrees of the FilleFatale trope.



* A ''Series/VeronicaMars'' episode plays the dark/light contrast between Meg and Veronica herself (who also serve as a BettyAndVeronica triangle for PrincelyYoungMan Duncan), in his own dream. Veronica is wearing a skimpy black outfit - Meg is in an angelic white dress. Veronica ''gags'' Meg who scolds Duncan for forgetting about the love they had, and then goes off on Duncan for his childish feelings for Meg.

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* A ''Series/VeronicaMars'' episode plays the dark/light contrast between Meg and Veronica herself (who also serve as a BettyAndVeronica triangle for PrincelyYoungMan Duncan), in his own dream. Veronica is wearing a skimpy black outfit - Meg outfit--Meg is in an angelic white dress. Veronica ''gags'' Meg who scolds Duncan for forgetting about the love they had, and then goes off on Duncan for his childish feelings for Meg.



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11th Feb '17 7:44:07 AM Eievie
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->"I shall be dark and French and fashionable and difficult. And you shall be sweet and open and English and fair. What a pair we shall be! What man can resist us?"
-->--'''Anne Boleyn''' about herself and her sister '''Mary''', ''Literature/TheOtherBoleynGirl''
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