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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.
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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.
24th Apr '16 9:39:36 AM sorako
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* ''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]] arc. They are complete and total opposites that become physically attracted to each other 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.



* ''Microsoap'' used and deconstructed it. As the kids describe it, "It was a case of opposites attract. Then it was a case of OppositesDriveEachOtherCrazy".

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* ''Microsoap'' used and deconstructed it. As the kids describe it, "It was a case of opposites attract. Then it was a case of OppositesDriveEachOtherCrazy".opposites drive each other crazy".
24th Apr '16 9:38:03 AM sorako
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* ''Series/ICarly'': [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] or [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with the [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale Sam/Fredde]] arc depending on what aspect you look at. The subversion is 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. The inversion is Sam wants someone abnormal like her, and Freddie wants someone more normal like him, so that while they did have an opposites attract vibe, it's not what they need in a partner, making it clear that in their case they are attracted by similarity not opposition.

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* ''Series/ICarly'': [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] or [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] with the [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale Sam/Fredde]] arc depending on what aspect you look at. The subversion is they 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. The inversion is Sam wants someone abnormal like her, and Freddie wants someone more normal like him, so that while they did have an opposites attract vibe, it's not what they need in a partner, making it clear that in their case they are attracted by similarity not opposition.
24th Apr '16 9:09:23 AM sorako
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* WesternAnimation/KimPossible and Ron Stoppable, who do eventually hook up--Kim's always been a popular overachiever while Ron was an unpopular underachiever (at least until the final season, when he joined the football team as the new star running back).

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* WesternAnimation/KimPossible and Ron Stoppable, who do eventually hook up--Kim's Stoppable. Kim's always been a popular overachiever while Ron was an unpopular underachiever (at least until the final season, when he joined the football team as the new star running back).



* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] realistically in [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama]] with AlphaBitch Courtney and her delinquent ex-boyfriend Duncan. The bitter arguments start up almost as quickly as the sparks fly, with her ultra-preppyness directly contrasting his harsh nature. Their relationship is unstable from the beginning, and they break up and come back together several times. Eventually, the constant arguing becomes too much and Duncan tires of her by season 3 and he cheats on her with Goth girl Gwen; leading to his and Courtney's final breakup.

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] realistically in [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama]] Drama]]'' with AlphaBitch AcademicAlphaBitch Courtney and her delinquent ex-boyfriend Duncan. The bitter arguments start up almost as quickly as the sparks fly, with her ultra-preppyness directly contrasting his harsh nature. Their relationship is unstable from the beginning, and they break up and come back together several times. Eventually, the constant arguing becomes too much and Duncan tires of her by season 3 and he cheats on her with Goth girl Gwen; leading to his and Courtney's final breakup.
24th Apr '16 9:06:47 AM sorako
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* ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'' has the overly energetic and carefree Tori and the [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] and analytical RobotGirl P-01s/Horizon Ariadust. They even call each other their opposite.

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* ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'' has the overly energetic and carefree Tori and the [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] and analytical RobotGirl P-01s/Horizon Ariadust. They even call each other their opposite.Horizon Ariadust.



** Raven and Beast Boy. One is an emotionally-schizo daughter of a demon who has a tendency to sometimes turn evil and attack her friends quite frequently, one is a fun loving, optimistic man-child who can turn into just about any animal on the planet. Due to Raven's emotional issues and her desire not to harm people she cares about, the two are frequently on/off but always come back to one another due to Beast Boy refusing to take a hint. Prior to the New 52 reboot, Raven had recently made the decision not to ignore or suppress her feelings any longer and to embrace the future with Beast Boy. How they fared may never be known...

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** Raven and Beast Boy. One is an emotionally-schizo daughter of a demon who has a tendency to sometimes turn evil and attack her friends quite frequently, one is a fun loving, fun-loving, optimistic man-child ManChild who can turn into just about any animal on the planet. Due to Raven's emotional issues and her desire not to harm people she cares about, the two are frequently on/off but always come back to one another due to Beast Boy refusing to take a hint. Prior to the New 52 reboot, Raven had recently made the decision not to ignore or suppress her feelings any longer and to embrace the future with Beast Boy. How they fared may never be known...
24th Apr '16 8:57:52 AM sorako
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* BoisterousBruiser ColonelKilgore Ramba Ral and quiet LadyOfWar Crowley Hamon in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. They're effectively a boyfriend/girlfriend varient on BrainsAndBrawn.



* BoisterousBruiser ColonelKilgore Ramba Ral and quiet LadyOfWar Crowley Hamon in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. They're effectively a boyfriend/girlfriend varient on BrainsAndBrawn.



* When their relationship began, [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Starfire and Robin]] (later Nightwing) were this: Robin was reserved and methodical to Starfire's passionate impulsiveness. As the trope often works in real life, they began to influence each other so that each acquired a level of the other's personality, to the point that their breakup ultimately had Nightwing making an impassioned plea for Starfire to stay and Starfire making the reasoned, logical choice to leave.
* Beast Boy and Raven, also of the Teen Titans. One is an emotionally-schizo daughter of a demon who has a tendency to sometimes turn evil and attack her friends quite frequently, one is a fun loving, optimistic man-child who can turn into just about any animal on the planet. Due to Raven's emotional issues and her desire not to harm people she cares about, the two are frequently on/off but always come back to one another due to Beast Boy refusing to take a hint. Prior to the New 52 reboot, Raven had recently made the decision not to ignore or suppress her feelings any longer and to embrace the future with Beast Boy. How they fared may never be known...

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* When their relationship began, [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Starfire and Robin]] (later Nightwing) were this: Robin was reserved and methodical to Starfire's passionate impulsiveness. As the trope often works in real life, they began to influence each other so that each acquired a level of the other's personality, to the point that their breakup ultimately had Nightwing making an impassioned plea for Starfire to stay and Starfire making the reasoned, logical choice to leave.
* Beast Boy and Raven, also of the Teen Titans. One is an emotionally-schizo daughter of a demon who
''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' has a tendency gruff, brooding, cynical Midnighter HappilyMarried to sometimes turn evil and attack her friends quite frequently, one is a fun loving, kind, cheerful, optimistic man-child who can turn into just about any animal on the planet. Due to Raven's emotional issues and her desire not to harm people she cares about, the two are frequently on/off but always come back to one another due to Beast Boy refusing to take a hint. Prior to the New 52 reboot, Raven had recently made the decision not to ignore or suppress her feelings any longer and to embrace the future Apollo. Even their costumes emphasize this trope: Apollo's is white with Beast Boy. How they fared may never be known...a gold sun emblem, while Midnighter's is black with a silver crescent moon.



* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and Phoenix of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}. He's an emotionally withdrawn introvert [[CrazyPrepared control freak]] and she's [[strike:fire and life incarnate]] an outgoing [[HeroesWantRedheads redhead]] who reads minds. He draws the attentions of at least two other hot and extrovert telepaths, which suggests there's something interesting going on behind that facade...
** Cyclops' second major love interest, Emma Frost, also qualifies ([[MeaningfulName as suggested by their contrasting surnames, "Frost" and "Summers"]]). One's a [[TheStoic stoic]] [[StandardizedLeader born leader]] who grew up in an orphanage, the other's a wealthy, snarky seductress trying to atone for her past villainous deeds.

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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' features Peppermint Patty and Phoenix of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}. He's an emotionally withdrawn introvert [[CrazyPrepared control freak]] Marcy. Peppermint Patty is extroverted and she's [[strike:fire athletic but BookDumb. Marcie is introverted and life incarnate]] an outgoing [[HeroesWantRedheads redhead]] who reads minds. He draws the attentions intellectual and not at all into sports. They develop a symbiotic relationship, with Peppermint Patty protecting Marcie from bullies and Marcie helping Peppermint Patty with her studies.
* ''ComicBook/{{Persepolis}}'': Subverted. When Marjane returns to Iran in her late teens, she starts a relationship with Reza, who's her polar opposite in terms
of at least two personality, Marjane being outspoken and extroverted and Reza collected and introverted. Marjane initially thinks that this is why they complement each other hot and extrovert telepaths, which suggests there's something interesting going on behind that facade...
** Cyclops' second major love interest, Emma Frost, also qualifies ([[MeaningfulName as suggested by
so well, but after they get married their contrasting surnames, "Frost" and "Summers"]]). One's a [[TheStoic stoic]] [[StandardizedLeader born leader]] who grew up in an orphanage, the other's a wealthy, snarky seductress trying personalities increasingly clash until they decide to atone for her past villainous deeds.avoid each other.



* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' has gruff, brooding, cynical Midnighter HappilyMarried to kind, cheerful, optimistic Apollo. Even their costumes emphasize this trope: Apollo's is white with a gold sun emblem, while Midnighter's is black with a silver crescent moon.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' features Peppermint Patty and Marcy. Peppermint Patty is extroverted and athletic but BookDumb. Marcie is introverted and intellectual and not at all into sports. They develop a symbiotic relationship, with Peppermint Patty protecting Marcie from bullies and Marcie helping Peppermint Patty with her studies.
* [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter]] and ComicBook/LoisLane, determined and outgoing reporter.
* ''ComicBook/{{Persepolis}}'': Subverted. When Marjane returns to Iran in her late teens, she starts a relationship with Reza, who's her polar opposite in terms of personality, Marjane being outspoken and extroverted and Reza collected and introverted. Marjane initially thinks that this is why they complement each other so well, but after they get married their personalities increasingly clash until they decide to avoid each other.

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* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' has gruff, brooding, cynical Midnighter HappilyMarried to kind, cheerful, optimistic Apollo. Even their costumes emphasize this trope: Apollo's is white with a gold sun emblem, while Midnighter's is black with a silver crescent moon.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' features Peppermint Patty and Marcy. Peppermint Patty is extroverted and athletic but BookDumb. Marcie is introverted and intellectual and not at all into sports. They develop a symbiotic relationship, with Peppermint Patty protecting Marcie from bullies and Marcie helping Peppermint Patty with her studies.
* [[ComicBook/{{Superman}}
Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter]] reporter and ComicBook/LoisLane, determined and outgoing reporter.
* ''ComicBook/{{Persepolis}}'': Subverted. ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'':
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When Marjane returns to Iran in her late teens, she starts a their relationship with Reza, who's her polar opposite in terms of personality, Marjane being outspoken began, Starfire and extroverted Robin (later Nightwing) were this: Robin was reserved and Reza collected and introverted. Marjane initially thinks that this is why methodical to Starfire's passionate impulsiveness. As the trope often works in real life, they complement began to influence each other so well, but after they get married that each acquired a level of the other's personality, to the point that their personalities increasingly clash until breakup ultimately had Nightwing making an impassioned plea for Starfire to stay and Starfire making the reasoned, logical choice to leave.
** Raven and Beast Boy. One is an emotionally-schizo daughter of a demon who has a tendency to sometimes turn evil and attack her friends quite frequently, one is a fun loving, optimistic man-child who can turn into just about any animal on the planet. Due to Raven's emotional issues and her desire not to harm people she cares about, the two are frequently on/off but always come back to one another due to Beast Boy refusing to take a hint. Prior to the New 52 reboot, Raven had recently made the decision not to ignore or suppress her feelings any longer and to embrace the future with Beast Boy. How
they decide fared may never be known...
* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and Phoenix of the ''ComicBook/XMen''. He's an emotionally withdrawn introvert [[CrazyPrepared control freak]] and she's [[strike:fire and life incarnate]] an outgoing [[HeroesWantRedheads redhead]] who reads minds. He draws the attentions of at least two other hot and extrovert telepaths, which suggests there's something interesting going on behind that facade...
** Cyclops' second major love interest, Emma Frost, also qualifies ([[MeaningfulName as suggested by their contrasting surnames, "Frost" and "Summers"]]). One's a [[TheStoic stoic]] [[StandardizedLeader born leader]] who grew up in an orphanage, the other's a wealthy, snarky seductress trying
to avoid each other.atone for her past villainous deeds.



* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' has a lot of these, most notably the silent Snake Eyes is teamed up with the loudmouthed Shipwreck. Also the stoic and by-the-books Duke teams up with the FieryRedhead Scarlet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' ''Franchise/GIJoe'' has a lot of these, most notably the silent Snake Eyes is teamed up with the loudmouthed Shipwreck. Also the stoic and by-the-books Duke teams up with the FieryRedhead Scarlet.
23rd Apr '16 11:40:01 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'': Energetic and outgoing Suzuna with ShrinkingViolet Sena. More obviously, foul-mouthed SociopathicHero Hiruma with Mamori the ProperLady.



* The BL series ''{{Manga/FAKE}}'' is a BuddyCopShow about OddCouple Detectives [[TheIngenue Ryo]] and [[LovableSexManiac Dee]].



* The entire point of ''Manga/NegativeKunToPositiveKun'': Jun is [[{{GrumpyBear}} pessimistic and somewhat cold]], Shin is [[{{ThePollyanna}} optimistic and cheerful]], yet the two are a very happy couple.



* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'': Energetic and outgoing Suzuna with ShrinkingViolet Sena. More obviously, foul-mouthed SociopathicHero Hiruma with Mamori the ProperLady.



* The BL series ''{{Manga/FAKE}}'' is a BuddyCopShow about OddCouple Detectives [[TheIngenue Ryo]] and [[LovableSexManiac Dee]].
* The entire point of ''Manga/NegativeKunToPositiveKun'': Jun is [[{{GrumpyBear}} pessimistic and somewhat cold]], Shin is [[{{ThePollyanna}} optimistic and cheerful]], yet the two are a very happy couple.
23rd Apr '16 11:32:47 PM sorako
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* In Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', Greystroke says that he and Bridget have this.


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* In Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', Greystroke says that he and Bridget have this.
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