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23rd Jun '16 9:33:18 AM StFan
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* Creator/RogerEbert [[HeterosexualLifePartners and]] GeneSiskel. For example, Roger Ebert ''hated'' ''Film/MarsAttacks'' because Tim Burton "seemed to like the aliens more than the humans" (paraphrasing); Gene Siskel loved it for the exact same reason. Even in watching old ''At the Movies'' episodes, you can tell that Siskel is more carefree and cheery, while Roger Ebert is ever-sarcastic and snarky.
** The biggest case of this is perhaps their disparate views on ''BlueVelvet''. Ebert notoriously hated it and found the scene with Isabella Rosselini standing naked on {{Kyle MacLachlan}}'s lawn to be misogynstic, while Gene Siskel loved it and compared it to ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.

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* Creator/RogerEbert [[HeterosexualLifePartners and]] GeneSiskel. Creator/GeneSiskel.
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For example, Roger Ebert ''hated'' ''Film/MarsAttacks'' because Tim Burton "seemed to like the aliens more than the humans" (paraphrasing); Gene Siskel loved it for the exact same reason. Even in watching old ''At the Movies'' episodes, you can tell that Siskel is more carefree and cheery, while Roger Ebert is ever-sarcastic and snarky.
** The biggest case of this is perhaps their disparate views on ''BlueVelvet''. ''Film/BlueVelvet''. Ebert notoriously hated it and found the scene with Isabella Rosselini standing naked on {{Kyle MacLachlan}}'s Creator/KyleMacLachlan's lawn to be misogynstic, while Gene Siskel loved it and compared it to ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
22nd Jun '16 6:10:44 PM DeadSkunk
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* The driving force behind the central love story of TheMisanthrope. Alceste despises anyone who is polite instead of honest, but is in love with Célimène, who by the end of the play is revealed to be about as two-faced as they come. It's {{Lampshaded}} several times.
-->'''Alceste:''' I see her faults, despite my ardent love\\
And all I see I fervently reprove\\
And yet I'm weak; for all her falsity,\\
That woman knows the art of pleasing me\\
And though I never cease complaining of her\\
I swear I cannot manage not to love her.
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6th Jun '16 1:49:57 PM Adeon
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* SPC Kate Norley, an activist representing Vets For Freedom, a group whose "mission is to educate the American public about the importance of achieving success in [Iraq and Afghanistan]," and ''still'' an occasional guest commentator on Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}}, while attending the 2008 RNC convention to ''show her support for John [=McCain=]'', as part of a campaign that earned her praise from right-wing bloggers up to and including Creator/MichelleMalkin, apparently fell in love with one of the correspondents there. They married in 2011. His name? ''[[Series/TheDailyShow John Oliver]]''.

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* SPC Kate Norley, an activist representing Vets For Freedom, a group whose "mission is to educate the American public about the importance of achieving success in [Iraq and Afghanistan]," and ''still'' an occasional guest commentator on Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}}, while attending the 2008 RNC convention to ''show her support for John [=McCain=]'', as part of a campaign that earned her praise from right-wing bloggers up to and including Creator/MichelleMalkin, apparently fell in love with one of the correspondents there. They married in 2011. His name? ''[[Series/TheDailyShow John Oliver]]''.''Creator/JohnOliver''.
27th May '16 6:07:08 PM sorako
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** Mikoto Sayama and Sadagiri Shinjou from ''LightNovel/TheEndingChronicle''. He's an arrogant, eccentric self-proclaimed villain who thinks he's the center of the universe and she's an sensitive, insecure and modest NiceGirl. It gets lampshaded constantly with both outright calling themselves opposites and loving each other for it.

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** Mikoto Sayama and Sadagiri Shinjou from ''LightNovel/TheEndingChronicle''. He's an arrogant, eccentric self-proclaimed villain who thinks he's the center of the universe and she's an a sensitive, insecure and modest NiceGirl. It gets lampshaded constantly with both outright calling themselves opposites and loving each other for it.
27th May '16 6:04:08 PM sorako
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* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' has the introverted, somewhat cynical Mahiro and the bubbly, [[GenkiGirl energetic]], outgoing Nyarko, fitting just about perfectly with the standard ManicPixieDreamGirl and/or UptightLovesWild plots.
* ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'' has the overly energetic and carefree Tori and the [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] and analytical RobotGirl Horizon Ariadust.



* ShipTease aside, it may as well be Zelgadis the cynical, weary, brooding chimera paired with Amelia the optimistic, innocent, and plucky princess from ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'', with hints of BroodingBoyGentleGirl peppered in there. In the novels, there is also the hot-headed, driven Luke with the snarky, calm Millina (in this case, this is AllLoveIsUnrequited).



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* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' has the introverted, somewhat cynical Mahiro and the bubbly, [[GenkiGirl energetic]], outgoing Nyarko, fitting just about perfectly with the standard ManicPixieDreamGirl and/or UptightLovesWild plots.
* The main couples of Minoru Kawakami's light novels are usually like this, due to AuthorAppeal:
** Mikoto Sayama and Sadagiri Shinjou from ''LightNovel/TheEndingChronicle''. He's an arrogant, eccentric self-proclaimed villain who thinks he's the center of the universe and she's an sensitive, insecure and modest NiceGirl. It gets lampshaded constantly with both outright calling themselves opposites and loving each other for it.
** ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'' has the overly energetic and carefree Tori and the [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] and analytical RobotGirl Horizon Ariadust.
* ''LightNovel/{{Reaper}}'' has a rather extreme example: Life and Death are a married couple despite being as opposite as anyone could be. They do have some disagreements but are loving and caring couple who truly care about one another.
* ShipTease aside, it may as well be Zelgadis the cynical, weary, brooding chimera paired with Amelia the optimistic, innocent, and plucky princess from ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'', with hints of BroodingBoyGentleGirl peppered in there. In the novels, there is also the hot-headed, driven Luke with the snarky, calm Millina (in this case, this is AllLoveIsUnrequited).
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* The Light Novel LightNovel/{{Reaper}} has a rather extreme example. Life and Death are a married couple despite being as opposite as anyone could be. They do have some disagreements but are loving and caring couple who truly care about one another.
24th May '16 6:51:06 PM addude
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* The Light Novel LightNovel/{{Reaper}} has a rather extreme example. Life and Death are a married couple despite being as opposite as anyone could be. They do have some disagreements but are loving and caring couple who truly care about one another.
6th May '16 2:31:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/The39Clues''. Ian is a HandsomeDevil, mega-rich, [[EvilBrit an Evil Brit]], and a MommasBoy. Amy is a ShrinkingViolet, [[SmartGuy pretty smart]], poor, and [[HeartwarmingOrphan an orphan]]. She apparently always found him attractive, but [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe when he actually started flirting with her]], it was, of course, [[IWasOnlyPretendingToLikeYou a trick]]. And then came [[UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo a whole new]] [[MyBelovedSmother set of complications]].

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* ''Literature/The39Clues''. Ian is a HandsomeDevil, mega-rich, [[EvilBrit an Evil Brit]], and a MommasBoy. Amy is a ShrinkingViolet, [[SmartGuy pretty smart]], poor, and [[HeartwarmingOrphan an orphan]]. She apparently always found him attractive, but [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe when he actually started flirting with her]], it was, of course, [[IWasOnlyPretendingToLikeYou a trick]]. And then came [[UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo a whole new]] [[MyBelovedSmother set of complications]].
24th Apr '16 10:29:03 AM sorako
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* Laid-back slacker Fry and responsible, reliable Leela on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. PlayedForLaughs with Fry and Morgan Proctor, Bureaucrat Grade 19.

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* Laid-back slacker Fry and responsible, reliable Leela on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. PlayedForLaughs with Fry and Morgan Proctor, Bureaucrat Grade 19.
24th Apr '16 10:24:10 AM sorako
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*** Ultimately averted as their opposite natures (as well as tense situations) end up pushing them apart. They do manage to remain friends however.

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*** Ultimately averted deconstructed as their opposite natures (as well as tense situations) end up pushing them apart. They do [[AmicableExes manage to remain friends however.]]
24th Apr '16 9:41:27 AM sorako
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* [[WillTheyOrWontThey Revy and Rock]] of ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. She's an AxeCrazy BrokenBird and TriggerHappy NietzscheWannabe, among other things. He's a NonActionGuy, a WideEyedIdealist (he ''never'' gets completely disillusioned, and he has every right to), and he's the closest a series this [[SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism cynical]] will allow to an AllLovingHero. The [[UnresolvedSexualTension sparks]] [[BelligerentSexualTension flying]] could power a medium-sized country.

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* [[WillTheyOrWontThey Revy and Rock]] Rock of ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. She's an AxeCrazy BrokenBird and TriggerHappy NietzscheWannabe, among other things. He's a NonActionGuy, a WideEyedIdealist (he ''never'' gets completely disillusioned, and he has every right to), and he's the closest a series this [[SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism cynical]] will allow to an AllLovingHero. The [[UnresolvedSexualTension sparks]] [[BelligerentSexualTension flying]] could power a medium-sized country.



* ''Series/ICarly'': [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] with the [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale Sam/Fredde]] arc. They are complete and total opposites that become physically attracted to each other, but eventually break up when the actual relationship fails. They are unable to find any common ground in their interests and actually end up sabotaging them for each other when they try being involved in each other's activities. It ends up being one of the main causes of their break up.

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* ''Series/ICarly'': [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] with the [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale Sam/Fredde]] [[BelligerentSexualTension Sam/Freddie]] arc. They are complete and total opposites that become physically attracted to each other, but eventually break up when the actual relationship fails. They are unable to find any common ground in their interests and actually end up sabotaging them for each other when they try being involved in each other's activities. It ends up being one of the main causes of their break up.
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