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20th Sep '17 9:55:34 PM Pichu-kun
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* Parodied in ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. The first episode plays romantic music when Nozomu first meets Kafuka, and text scrawls across the screen, "[[TheEeyore A man who is negative about everything]]; [[ThePollyanna a girl who is positive about everything]]; a meeting that never should have happened." This gets further parody in a later episode showing Nami's first meeting with Kiri, playing the same music and displaying the message "[[{{Delinquents}} A girl who refuses to come to school]]; [[{{hikikomori}} a girl who refuses to leave school]]; a meeting that never should have happened."
** The series end with [[spoiler:Nozomu and Kafuka pairing becomes canon because of this particular reason, even though Kafuka is [[DeadAllAlong six feet under before the series even started]].]]
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** While not officially a couple, Maka and Soul are considered this. Maka is a BadassBookworm who always follows the rules and feels the need to do everything right in order to get by. Soul, on the other hand, is a DeadpanSnarker who would rather do things his own way and tends to go against orders that anyone bothers to give him.
** Stein and Marie definitely fit this trope. Stein is an eccentric, sadistic and twisted MadScientist, while Marie is a sweet, calm and gentle teacher. [[spoiler:In the final chapter, it's revealed Marie is pregnant with Stein's child, but she's worried because Stein is already planning to turn their child into his new guinea pig.]]

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* Parodied in ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. The first episode plays romantic music when Nozomu first meets Kafuka, and text scrawls across the screen, "[[TheEeyore A man who is negative about everything]]; [[ThePollyanna a girl who is positive about everything]]; a meeting that never should have happened." This gets further parody in a later episode showing Nami's first meeting with Kiri, playing the same music and displaying the message "[[{{Delinquents}} A girl who refuses to come to school]]; [[{{hikikomori}} a girl who refuses to leave school]]; a meeting that never should have happened."
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" The series end with [[spoiler:Nozomu and Kafuka pairing becomes canon because of this particular reason, even though Kafuka is [[DeadAllAlong six feet under before the series even started]].]]
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** While not officially a couple, Maka and Soul are considered this. Maka is a BadassBookworm who always follows the rules and feels the need to do everything right in order to get by. Soul, on the other hand, is a DeadpanSnarker who would rather do things his own way and tends to go against orders that anyone bothers to give him.
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''Manga/SoulEater'': Stein and Marie definitely fit this trope. Stein is an eccentric, sadistic and twisted MadScientist, while Marie is a sweet, calm and gentle teacher. [[spoiler:In the final chapter, it's revealed Marie is pregnant with Stein's child, but she's worried because Stein is already planning to turn their child into his new guinea pig.]]



* Judy and Nick from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. She's an energetic, optimistic and naive rookie police officer and he's a sarcastic, laid-back and jaded ConArtist. Not to mention they're a rabbit and a fox, respectively.

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* Judy ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has the laidback and Nick from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. She's an energetic, optimistic introverted Kristoff with the energetic and naive rookie police officer and he's a sarcastic, laid-back and jaded ConArtist. Not to mention they're a rabbit and a fox, respectively.sociable Anna.



* Percy and Annabeth in Percy Jackson and The Olympians. While Percy isn't dumb, his academic success isn't all that great. Annabeth is a child of Athena, and very intelligent. Percy is a powerhouse in battle, while Annabeth uses her intellect and magical relics. And while Percy is quite sassy, most of it is in the narration. Annabeth has no such reservations.

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* Percy and Annabeth in Percy ''Percy Jackson and The Olympians.Olympians''. While Percy isn't dumb, his academic success isn't all that great. Annabeth is a child of Athena, and very intelligent. Percy is a powerhouse in battle, while Annabeth uses her intellect and magical relics. And while Percy is quite sassy, most of it is in the narration. Annabeth has no such reservations.



** Also shy and quiet Mary Anne paired with jockish and outgoing Logan.

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** Also shy Shy and quiet Mary Anne paired with jockish and outgoing Logan.


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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': NervousWreck Tweek begins dating the permanently chill and [[TheStoic stoic]] Craig.
18th Sep '17 8:41:31 PM randomguy399
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is built on this. [[AlphaBitch Cordelia]] and [[CoolLoser Xander]], [[CuteWitch Willow]] and [[TheStoic Oz]], [[DarkActionGirl Faith]] and [[TheHeart Xander]], [[BritishStuffiness Giles]] and [[CoolOldLady Jenny]], [[ParentalSubstitute Giles]] and [[YourMom Joyce]], [[TookALevelInBadass Willow]] and [[TheWoobie Tara]], [[FoeYay Buffy and Spike]], [[NiceGuy William]] and [[CrazyAwesome Drusilia]], [[AnythingThatMoves Faith]] and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Wood]], and there's likely several others unmentioned.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is built on this. [[AlphaBitch Cordelia]] and [[CoolLoser Xander]], [[CuteWitch Willow]] and [[TheStoic Oz]], [[DarkActionGirl Faith]] and [[TheHeart Xander]], [[BritishStuffiness Giles]] and [[CoolOldLady [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Jenny]], [[ParentalSubstitute Giles]] and [[YourMom Joyce]], [[TookALevelInBadass Willow]] and [[TheWoobie Tara]], [[FoeYay Buffy and Spike]], [[NiceGuy William]] and [[CrazyAwesome Drusilia]], [[AnythingThatMoves Faith]] and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Wood]], and there's likely several others unmentioned.
24th Jul '17 7:37:54 PM ectostar
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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Roger and Jessica Rabbit. He's an energetic and goofy rabbit, she's a sexy and glamorous woman. They are married and couldn't be happier. Why? "He makes me laugh."

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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Roger and Jessica Rabbit. He's an energetic and goofy rabbit, she's a sexy and glamorous woman. They are married and couldn't be happier. Why? "He Why?
-->'''Jessica Rabbit''': He
makes me laugh."



** ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'' has the overly energetic and carefree Tori and the [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] and analytical RobotGirl Horizon Ariadust.

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** ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'' has the overly energetic and carefree Tori and the [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] {{emotionless|Girl}} and analytical RobotGirl Horizon Ariadust.



-->'''Leonard:''' Are you even listening to me?\\
'''Sheldon:''' Yes. "Blah blah, hopeless Penny delusion, blah blah."

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-->'''Leonard:''' -->'''Leonard''': Are you even listening to me?\\
'''Sheldon:''' '''Sheldon''': Yes. "Blah blah, hopeless Penny delusion, blah blah."



-->'''Alceste:''' I see her faults, despite my ardent love\\

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-->'''Alceste:''' -->'''Alceste''': I see her faults, despite my ardent love\\



-->'''Farina:''' This is probably someone else's doing... Like Marcus, or Oswin... You know, Merlinus might try something like this, too...\\
'''Kent:''' I don't think it is a conspiracy... I mean, what would anyone have to gain from making us fight together?

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-->'''Farina:''' -->'''Farina''': This is probably someone else's doing... Like Marcus, or Oswin... You know, Merlinus might try something like this, too...\\
'''Kent:''' '''Kent''': I don't think it is a conspiracy... I mean, what would anyone have to gain from making us fight together?



-->'''Bornstellar:''' Your relationship with the Lifeshaper does not seem ideal.\\
'''Didact:''' You don't know the half of it.

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-->'''Bornstellar:''' -->'''Bornstellar''': Your relationship with the Lifeshaper does not seem ideal.\\
'''Didact:''' '''Didact''': You don't know the half of it.
24th Jul '17 7:26:12 PM ectostar
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Strong relationships, in both TV and real life, thrive on how each member compensates for [[{{Foil}} the otherís weaknesses with his/her own strengths]], and vice versa.

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Strong relationships, in both TV and real life, thrive on how each member compensates for [[{{Foil}} the otherís weaknesses with his/her their own strengths]], and vice versa.



The OddFriendship also has elements of this, but tends to focus on how the differences make them see each other, and maybe the world, through new eyes. Perhaps the serious one is NotSoAboveItAll, or the ShrinkingViolet has an inner strength she never knew she had. A MoeCouplet also does something similar to this, focusing on how each half of the couplet brings out the other's endearing or nurturing traits.

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The OddFriendship also has elements of this, but tends to focus on how the differences make them see each other, and maybe the world, through new eyes. Perhaps the serious one is NotSoAboveItAll, or the ShrinkingViolet has an inner strength she they never knew she they had. A MoeCouplet also does something similar to this, focusing on how each half of the couplet brings out the other's endearing or nurturing traits.



* ''LightNovel/KyouranKazokuNikki'' has this in its love triangle. [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl The serious and stoic Ouka is made to marry the lively and energetic Kyouka.]] This is contrasted with his other love interest, Shinigami, who is a BloodKnight compared to Ouka's ConsummateProfessional.

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* ''LightNovel/KyouranKazokuNikki'' has this in its love triangle. [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl The serious and stoic Ouka is made to marry the lively and energetic Kyouka.]] Kyouka]]. This is contrasted with his other love interest, Shinigami, who is a BloodKnight compared to Ouka's ConsummateProfessional.



** From the same series [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl sporty tomboy Haruka is in a lesbian relationship with the cultured and elegant Michiru.]]

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** From the same series [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl sporty tomboy Haruka is in a lesbian relationship with the cultured and elegant Michiru.]]Michiru]].



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is built on this. [[AlphaBitch Cordelia]] and [[CoolLoser Xander,]] [[CuteWitch Willow]] and [[TheStoic Oz,]] [[DarkActionGirl Faith]] and [[TheHeart Xander,]] [[BritishStuffiness Giles]] and [[CoolOldLady Jenny,]] [[ParentalSubstitute Giles]] and [[YourMom Joyce,]] [[TookALevelInBadass Willow]] and [[TheWoobie Tara,]] [[FoeYay Buffy and Spike,]] [[NiceGuy William]] and [[CrazyAwesome Drusilia,]] [[AnythingThatMoves Faith]] and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Wood,]] and there's likely several others unmentioned.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is built on this. [[AlphaBitch Cordelia]] and [[CoolLoser Xander,]] Xander]], [[CuteWitch Willow]] and [[TheStoic Oz,]] Oz]], [[DarkActionGirl Faith]] and [[TheHeart Xander,]] Xander]], [[BritishStuffiness Giles]] and [[CoolOldLady Jenny,]] Jenny]], [[ParentalSubstitute Giles]] and [[YourMom Joyce,]] Joyce]], [[TookALevelInBadass Willow]] and [[TheWoobie Tara,]] Tara]], [[FoeYay Buffy and Spike,]] Spike]], [[NiceGuy William]] and [[CrazyAwesome Drusilia,]] Drusilia]], [[AnythingThatMoves Faith]] and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Wood,]] Wood]], and there's likely several others unmentioned.
19th Jul '17 12:57:53 AM foxley
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* ''Series/LittleLunch'': Discussed in "The Relationship", when Rory's been asked out by a girl in grade 6. Atticus, [[GenreSavvy who's watched a lot of romantic comedies with his sister]], claims that if he and the girl are complete opposites that means the relationship is likely to work out. [[spoiler:He's proven right at the end, as it turns out Debra Jo and Rory both have crushes on each other.]]
3rd Jul '17 10:11:45 PM mouschilight
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* AllWorkVsAllPlay
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl + OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
* FemaleFlatfootAndSnarkyGuy



* HotSkittyOnWailordAction
* MagicalGirlfriend + RidiculouslyAverageGuy
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy
* {{Moe}} CuteClumsyGirl + OneeSama



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirlPitbullDatesPuppy
* PluckyComicRelief + TheQuietOne
* RedOniBlueOni
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl



* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent + ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl
* OneeSama + {{Moe}} CuteClumsyGirl
* RedOniBlueOni
* PluckyComicRelief + TheQuietOne
* MagicalGirlfriend + RidiculouslyAverageGuy
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl



* AllWorkVsAllPlay
* FemaleFlatfootAndSnarkyGuy
* PitbullDatesPuppy
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction

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* AllWorkVsAllPlay
* FemaleFlatfootAndSnarkyGuy
* PitbullDatesPuppy
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction
TomboyAndGirlyGirl
3rd Jul '17 9:59:12 PM mouschilight
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!!Popular Opposites Attract dynamics:

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!!Popular Opposites Attract dynamics:dynamic tropes:
3rd Jul '17 9:21:41 PM mouschilight
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A {{Motormouth}} just isnít as funny if he doesnít have the StraightMan to torment. Similarly, only when a sweet, shy person is paired up with an equally jerkish one is their kindness and timidness [[{{Moe}} made all the more noticeable]].

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A {{Motormouth}} MotorMouth just isnít as funny if he doesnít have the StraightMan to torment. Similarly, only when a sweet, shy person is paired up with an equally jerkish one is their kindness and timidness [[{{Moe}} made all the more noticeable]].




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22nd Jun '17 7:45:22 AM jayoungr
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* ''Film/WomanOfTheYear'' (1942) is about the marriage between brainy, patrician political analyst Tess and salt-of-the-earth sportswriter Sam. The trope is {{deconstructed}} by showing the realistic challenges of a marriage between two people with such great differences.
12th Jun '17 7:49:31 PM mouschilight
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** Hinata is attracted to Naruto, even though she's an [[JapanesePoliteness overly polite]], stuttering ShrinkingViolet with nil self-confidence and whose fighting style is [[LadyOfWar precise and accurate]], and he's a complete [[BrattyHalfPint rude, loud]], overly-optimistic IdiotHero whose fighting style is [[LeeroyJenkins unorthodox and full of surprises]]. Naruto eventually falls for her too. Interestingly, only in personality and fighting style do they embody this trope; overall, they more accurately fit BirdsOfAFeather.

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** Hinata is attracted to Naruto, even though she's an [[JapanesePoliteness overly polite]], stuttering polite]] ShrinkingViolet with nil self-confidence and whose fighting style is [[LadyOfWar precise and accurate]], and he's a complete [[BrattyHalfPint rude, loud]], overly-optimistic IdiotHero whose fighting style is [[LeeroyJenkins unorthodox and full of surprises]]. Naruto eventually falls for her too. Interestingly, only in personality and fighting style do they embody this trope; overall, they more accurately fit BirdsOfAFeather.
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