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2nd Mar '17 2:42:18 AM DoctorNemesis
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Heroes sometimes use this to confront a WellIntentionedExtremist or a KnightTemplar as [[WhatTheHellHero to call them out.]] Being compared to their enemy will often trigger their BerserkButton. Contrasts with NotSoSimilar and YouKeepTellingYourselfThat. Also compare SharedFamilyQuirks, which is when two seemingly different family members have something in common behavior wise.

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Heroes sometimes use this to confront a WellIntentionedExtremist or a KnightTemplar as [[WhatTheHellHero to call them out.]] Being compared to their enemy will often trigger their BerserkButton. Contrasts with NotSoSimilar and YouKeepTellingYourselfThat. Also compare SharedFamilyQuirks, which is when two seemingly different family members have something in common behavior wise. HitlerAteSugar is when this trope is stretched to the point of becoming a fallacy.
18th Jan '17 3:03:04 PM Gene0129
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Heroes sometimes use this to confront a WellIntentionedExtremist or a KnightTemplar as [[WhatTheHellHero to call them out.]] Being compared to their enemy will often trigger their BerserkButton. Contrasts with NotSoSimilar and YouKeepTellingYourselfThat.

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Heroes sometimes use this to confront a WellIntentionedExtremist or a KnightTemplar as [[WhatTheHellHero to call them out.]] Being compared to their enemy will often trigger their BerserkButton. Contrasts with NotSoSimilar and YouKeepTellingYourselfThat. Also compare SharedFamilyQuirks, which is when two seemingly different family members have something in common behavior wise.
12th Dec '16 4:16:14 PM MiinU
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Heroes sometimes use this to confront a WellIntentionedExtremist or a KnightTemplar as [[WhatTheHellHero to call them out.]] Being compared to their enemy will often trigger their BerserkButton. For the trope's opposite, see NotSoSimilar.

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Heroes sometimes use this to confront a WellIntentionedExtremist or a KnightTemplar as [[WhatTheHellHero to call them out.]] Being compared to their enemy will often trigger their BerserkButton. For the trope's opposite, see NotSoSimilar.Contrasts with NotSoSimilar and YouKeepTellingYourselfThat.
11th Dec '16 4:26:09 AM Beedle
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* ''How Green Was My Cactus'': "Boris and Gorby go to McDonalds" is about UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev and BorisYeltsin opening up to western capitalism. There experience with fast food gives them the following revelation:

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* ''How Green Was My Cactus'': "Boris and Gorby go to McDonalds" is about UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev and BorisYeltsin opening up to western capitalism. There Their experience with fast food gives them the following revelation:
28th Nov '16 1:59:57 PM TrollBrutal
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28th Nov '16 1:50:52 PM TrollBrutal
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Two characters or outfits who seem radically different turn out to have more in common than they would like to believe.

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Two characters or outfits who seem radically different turn out to have more in common than they would like to believe.
believe, and this doesn't go unnoticed in the story.
15th Aug '16 6:32:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''How Green Was My Cactus'': "Boris and Gorby go to McDonalds" is about MikhailGorbachev and BorisYeltsin opening up to western capitalism. There experience with fast food gives them the following revelation:

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* ''How Green Was My Cactus'': "Boris and Gorby go to McDonalds" is about MikhailGorbachev UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev and BorisYeltsin opening up to western capitalism. There experience with fast food gives them the following revelation:
13th Jul '16 8:30:51 PM Laevatein
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* ''How Green Was My Cactus'': "Boris and Gorby go to McDonalds" is about MikhailGorbachev and BorisYeltsin opening up to western capitalism.
-> "Is not so different! ''We'' stand for ages in queue to get served by pimply little people who work like hell for rotten veggies, and the food is terrible!"

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* ''How Green Was My Cactus'': "Boris and Gorby go to McDonalds" is about MikhailGorbachev and BorisYeltsin opening up to western capitalism.
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capitalism. There experience with fast food gives them the following revelation:
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"Is not so different! ''We'' stand for ages in queue to get served by pimply little people who work like hell for rotten veggies, and the food is terrible!"
24th Jun '16 12:05:16 AM Laevatein
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* ''How Green Was My Cactus'': "Boris and Gorby go to McDonalds" is about MikhailGorbachev and BorisYeltsin opening up to western capitalism.
-> "Is not so different! ''We'' stand for ages in queue to get served by pimply little people who work like hell for rotten veggies, and the food is terrible!"
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4th May '16 1:22:31 PM Eievie
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Also a bad thing when the bad guy points it out after the hero has bested him through questionable tactics. Often followed by the hero's hysterical protests along the lines of, "I'm not like you! I'll never be like you!" Occasionally followed by the hero's observation that they are different, because of some other aspect that the opponent overlooked or intentionally ignored. However, the hero sometimes has some snappier comeback, like "You noticed?" or "That's why I can beat you," and worries about the differences later - or a comment that the dog that protects the flock is a very close relative of the wolf that ravages it. Then again, a simple "{{shut up|Hannibal}}" can work wonders. Another common rebuttal is for the hero to acknowledge that they share some similarities, but are sufficiently different where it ''counts''; not all similarities are equal.

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Also a bad thing when the bad guy points it out after the hero has bested him through questionable tactics. Often followed by the hero's hysterical protests along the lines of, "I'm not like you! I'll never be like you!" Occasionally followed by the hero's observation that they are different, because of some other aspect that the opponent overlooked or intentionally ignored. However, the hero sometimes has some snappier comeback, like "You noticed?" or "That's why I can beat you," and worries about the differences later - or later--or a comment that the dog that protects the flock is a very close relative of the wolf that ravages it. Then again, a simple "{{shut up|Hannibal}}" can work wonders. Another common rebuttal is for the hero to acknowledge that they share some similarities, but are sufficiently different where it ''counts''; not all similarities are equal.



When the villain who believes this also believes that the hero denies it because he is a SlaveToPR, he often sets up WhatYouAreInTheDark to get the hero to act like it. The failure rate for this approach is...high.

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When the villain who believes this also believes that the hero denies it because he is a SlaveToPR, he often sets up WhatYouAreInTheDark to get the hero to act like it. The failure rate for this approach is...is… high.
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