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20th Feb '17 6:41:23 PM FullmetalHeart20
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* 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.
* Nico di Angelo and Will Solace. Death and healing, dark and light, introvert and extrovert.
31st Jan '17 12:11:24 AM Gamermaster
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* Most of Cool-kyou Shinja's manga are like this, to the point of AuthorAppeal:

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* Most Several of Cool-kyou Shinja's the main couples in Creator/CoolKyouShinsha's manga are like this, to the point of AuthorAppeal:this:
19th Jan '17 4:34:39 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' [[BornUnlucky Milo]] is a [[ThePollyanna cheerful]] boy who [[TheJinx inadvertently causes chaos]] wherever he goes. He has a crush on [[ExtracurricularEnthusiast Amanda]], a ScheduleFanatic with SuperOCD. Winning her over will be an uphill battle.
** In "Wilder West" [[OnlySaneMan Zack]], who's cautious and even occasionally timid, falls for a reckless GirlOfTheWeek named Jackie. He begins to act [[OutOfCharacterMoment uncharacteristically adventurous]] until he realizes what a bad fit they are.
7th Jan '17 9:09:55 AM Arcana4th
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* ''Webcomic/LongExposure'' has the romance between TheBully LeanAndMean Mitch and his favorite victim/long time crush, the LovableNerd and BandGeek Jonas.
31st Dec '16 3:33:34 AM DaibhidC
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** Parodied with Nobby (grotesque and cynical petty thief) and Tawnee (stunningly beautiful and jawdroppingly naive exotic dancer) in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''. When Nobby says Tawnee thinks they're "two halves of the same soul", Sergeant Colon thinks about this for a moment and concludes "Yeah. Not the same stuff in each half, obviously. Sort of ... sieved." [[spoiler: They split up when Tawnee realises she has options and Nobby realises she can't cook.]]

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** Parodied with Nobby (grotesque and cynical petty thief) thief watchman) and Tawnee (stunningly beautiful and jawdroppingly naive exotic dancer) in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''. When Nobby says Tawnee thinks they're "two halves of the same soul", Sergeant Colon thinks about this for a moment and concludes "Yeah. Not the same stuff in each half, obviously. Sort of ... sieved." [[spoiler: They split up when Tawnee realises she has options and Nobby realises she can't cook.]]
31st Dec '16 3:32:18 AM DaibhidC
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* Captains Carrot Ironfounderson and Angua von Uberwald in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' are on opposite ends of the SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism. He inspires her to fight injustice, she reminds him not to set his expectations too high.

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Captains Carrot Ironfounderson and Angua von Uberwald in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' are on opposite ends of the SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism. He inspires her to fight injustice, she reminds him not to set his expectations too high.


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** Parodied with Nobby (grotesque and cynical petty thief) and Tawnee (stunningly beautiful and jawdroppingly naive exotic dancer) in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''. When Nobby says Tawnee thinks they're "two halves of the same soul", Sergeant Colon thinks about this for a moment and concludes "Yeah. Not the same stuff in each half, obviously. Sort of ... sieved." [[spoiler: They split up when Tawnee realises she has options and Nobby realises she can't cook.]]
15th Dec '16 7:58:41 PM Lloigor
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* There is also the fact that, up to the past 100-150 years, a person's social circle was limited to their immediate community; people in the same age group, social class, and locality would (theoretically) have common experiences and, ergo, background. This similarity was overlooked because it was so ubiquitous; it wasn't until the modern era with its quick communication between communities that similar backgrounds became a qualifiable factor. Since this factor was discounted (or, rather, not known to exist,) [[DidntSeeThatComing it was not accounted for]]; ergo, the importance of differences becoming CommonKnowledge.

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* There is also the fact that, up to the past 100-150 years, a person's social circle was limited to their immediate community; people in the same age group, social class, and locality would (theoretically) have common experiences and, ergo, background. This similarity was overlooked because it was so ubiquitous; it wasn't until the modern era with its quick communication between communities that similar backgrounds became a qualifiable factor. Since this factor was discounted (or, rather, not known to exist,) exist), [[DidntSeeThatComing it was not accounted for]]; ergo, the importance of differences becoming CommonKnowledge.
4th Dec '16 5:33:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}} ActionGirl Aeryn Sun of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', for some reason, finds herself falling for PluckyComicRelief who alternates between TheKirk and TheMcCoy in the form of John Crichton. Though he's pretty well helpless in a real battle, she does end up training him up almost to BadassBookworm levels. And while she does thaw a bit from her IceQueen demeanor, he just gets more and more extroverted as he slowly goes crazier.

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* {{Badass}} ActionGirl Aeryn Sun of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', for some reason, finds herself falling for PluckyComicRelief who alternates between TheKirk and TheMcCoy in the form of John Crichton. Though he's pretty well helpless in a real battle, she does end up training him up almost to BadassBookworm levels. And while she does thaw a bit from her IceQueen demeanor, he just gets more and more extroverted as he slowly goes crazier.



* {{Exaggerated}} in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' with Kuki Sanban (Numbuh Three) and Wallabee Beatles (Numbuh Four); he's an abrasive hard-boiled proto-{{Badass}} with an extreme aversion to everything cutesy and sugary, while she's an upbeat Japanese girl with a kind heart and an obsession for stuffed animals. In the series DistantFinale [[spoiler: they get married]].

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* {{Exaggerated}} in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' with Kuki Sanban (Numbuh Three) and Wallabee Beatles (Numbuh Four); he's an abrasive hard-boiled proto-{{Badass}} proto-badass with an extreme aversion to everything cutesy and sugary, while she's an upbeat Japanese girl with a kind heart and an obsession for stuffed animals. In the series DistantFinale [[spoiler: they get married]].
2nd Dec '16 3:29:36 PM Ninja857142
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** [[ManipulativeBastard Vriska]] and [[TheHero John]]. This is also rather the point of moirallegiance; two moirails are supposed to balance each other's negative traits, thus allowing their other relationships to be more successful and facilitating self-improvement.
** Deconstructed with Vriska and [[WheelchairWoobie Tavros Nitram]]. Vriska is so revolted by her attraction to him that she ends up bullying/stalking him- unable to really love him, but too fixated on her feelings to stay away from him. [[spoiler:They do end up together at one point, but soon break up]].
** Deconstructed with Eridan and Feferi's moirallegiance [[spoiler:which is similarly ill-fated]]. They're both high-blooded, given an incredible amount of power over other trolls- but that's where their similarities end. Feferi's a HotBlooded optimist who wants to even out Alternia's caste system; Eridan's a spoiled, pessimistic racist with genocidal ambitions. Their relationship is dysfunctional ''because'' they can't reconcile their different ideologies.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** [[ManipulativeBastard Vriska]] and [[TheHero John]].
''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': This is also rather the point of moirallegiance; two moirails are supposed to balance each other's negative traits, thus allowing their other relationships to be more successful and facilitating self-improvement.
** [[ManipulativeBastard Vriska]] and [[TheHero John]] have some ShipTease early on, but the [[ShipSinking ship sinks]] when John finally realizes how cruel and dangerous Vriska actually is.
** Deconstructed with Vriska and [[WheelchairWoobie Tavros Nitram]]. Vriska is so revolted by her attraction to him that she ends up bullying/stalking him- unable him--unable to really love him, but too fixated on her feelings to stay away from him. [[spoiler:They do end up together at one point, but soon break up]].
** Deconstructed with Eridan and Feferi's moirallegiance [[spoiler:which is similarly ill-fated]]. They're both high-blooded, given an incredible amount of power over other trolls- but trolls--but that's where their similarities end. Feferi's a HotBlooded optimist who wants to even out Alternia's caste system; Eridan's a spoiled, pessimistic racist with genocidal ambitions. Their relationship is dysfunctional ''because'' they can't reconcile their different ideologies.
16th Nov '16 7:06:34 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/NoTomorrow'': Evie and Kareema are friends despite being almost totally opposite personalities. Evie's always bright, chipper, and wants a steady, monogamous relationship. Kareema's cynical, snarky and seems to only have casual sex (before meeting Sofia anyway).
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