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** The two heroes of Kalos in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' are Dexio and Sina, from the Latin for 'left' and 'right'.
23rd Nov '16 5:32:11 AM Morgenthaler
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OppositesThemeNaming a variation of ThemeNaming using a set of names within a work that create a theme by using words that are opposite to each other or act as foils to each other. Authors like to use themes to create a sense of unity or cohesiveness within their work. Some extend themes to the names of the characters, often beyond the similarities that would be expected for characters from the same culture or who all speak the same language. When the author does this, you have ThemeNaming.

Using OppositesThemeNaming puts the named persons in strong contrast to each other. Sometimes it is used to set up the characters as enemies or foils to each other, though it may also signify that they balance each other in a way that is complementary and productive rather than antagonistic. Other times it simply serves to provide symmetry in the names without actually signifying anything about the personalities or relationships of the characters.

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OppositesThemeNaming Opposites Theme Naming a variation of ThemeNaming using a set of names within a work that create a theme by using words that are opposite to each other or act as foils to each other. Authors like to use themes to create a sense of unity or cohesiveness within their work. Some extend themes to the names of the characters, often beyond the similarities that would be expected for characters from the same culture or who all speak the same language. When the author does this, you have ThemeNaming.

Using OppositesThemeNaming Opposites Theme Naming puts the named persons in strong contrast to each other. Sometimes it is used to set up the characters as enemies or foils to each other, though it may also signify that they balance each other in a way that is complementary and productive rather than antagonistic. Other times it simply serves to provide symmetry in the names without actually signifying anything about the personalities or relationships of the characters.
23rd Nov '16 5:31:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* The twin princesses Dawn and Eve in the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series.
* ConjoinedTwins Nora (noir/black) and Blanche (white) Olney from Shelley Jackson's novel ''Half Life''. Their middle names are Gray and Grey respectively.

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* The twin princesses Dawn and Eve in the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series.
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* ConjoinedTwins Nora (noir/black) and Blanche (white) Olney from Shelley Jackson's novel ''Half Life''. Their middle names are Gray and Grey respectively.



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* Kath Day and Kel Knight of ''Series/KathAndKim''. Kel tries to propose by asking Kath if she'd like to "turn Day into Knight".

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* Kath Day and Kel Knight of ''Series/KathAndKim''. Kel tries to propose by asking Kath if she'd like to "turn Day into Knight".

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the main couple is named oppositely: Tidus is a romanization of "Tidaa", which is Okinawan for "sun"; Yuna, on the other hand, is Okinawan for "night".
* The two blue-skinned assassins in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' are named Jeego and Tengo. Jeego's name comes from 'jigoku', and Tengo's name from 'tengoku', Japanese words meaning 'hell' and 'heaven', respectively.
* Trish's twin handguns in the ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' are [[ICallItVera named Luce and Umbra]] ("Light" and "Shadow" in Italian) and are appropriately colored.
** Dante's handguns are named "Ebony" and "Ivory."

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the main couple is named oppositely: Tidus is a romanization of "Tidaa", which is Okinawan for "sun"; Yuna, on the other hand, is Okinawan for "night".
"night".
* The two blue-skinned assassins in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' are named Jeego and Tengo. Jeego's name comes from 'jigoku', and Tengo's name from 'tengoku', Japanese words meaning 'hell' and 'heaven', respectively.
respectively.
* Trish's twin handguns in the ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' are [[ICallItVera named Luce and Umbra]] ("Light" and "Shadow" in Italian) and are appropriately colored.
colored.
** Dante's handguns are named "Ebony" and "Ivory." "



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* Minor character couple in ''Webcomic/TheWotch'': Scott Winters and Julie Summers.
** This is doubly thematic: first the contrasting seasonal elements, but secondly, if you switch the last names you get the names of Cyclops from the Franchise/XMen and Julie from ''ComicBook/TheMaxx''. Whether this ''means'' anything, though...
* Dawn and Dusk from webcomic ''Webcomic/GeneCatlow''.

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* Minor character couple in ''Webcomic/TheWotch'': Scott Winters and Julie Summers.
Summers.
** This is doubly thematic: first the contrasting seasonal elements, but secondly, if you switch the last names you get the names of Cyclops from the Franchise/XMen and Julie from ''ComicBook/TheMaxx''. Whether this ''means'' anything, though...
though...
* Dawn and Dusk from webcomic ''Webcomic/GeneCatlow''.

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''Webcomic/GeneCatlow''.

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23rd Nov '16 1:07:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Minor character couple in ''TheWotch'': Scott Winters and Julie Summers.

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* Minor character couple in ''TheWotch'': ''Webcomic/TheWotch'': Scott Winters and Julie Summers.



* Dawn and Dusk from webcomic ''GeneCatlow''.

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* Dawn and Dusk from webcomic ''GeneCatlow''.''Webcomic/GeneCatlow''.
22nd Oct '16 9:39:57 AM ultimomant
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* Lumis (light) and Umbra (shadow) from ''Manga/YuGiOh''.

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Lumis (light) and Umbra (shadow) from ''Manga/YuGiOh''.(shadow).



* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'': The tag team partners Gauche (left) and Droite (right).



* Kath Day and Kel Knight of ''KathAndKim''. Kel tries to propose by asking Kath if she'd like to "turn Day into Knight".

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* Kath Day and Kel Knight of ''KathAndKim''.''Series/KathAndKim''. Kel tries to propose by asking Kath if she'd like to "turn Day into Knight".
13th Dec '15 6:50:15 PM nombretomado
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** This is doubly thematic: first the contrasting seasonal elements, but secondly, if you switch the last names you get the names of Cyclops from the Franchise/{{X-Men}} and Julie from ''ComicBook/TheMaxx''. Whether this ''means'' anything, though...

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** This is doubly thematic: first the contrasting seasonal elements, but secondly, if you switch the last names you get the names of Cyclops from the Franchise/{{X-Men}} Franchise/XMen and Julie from ''ComicBook/TheMaxx''. Whether this ''means'' anything, though...
4th Nov '15 5:34:24 PM nombretomado
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** This is doubly thematic: first the contrasting seasonal elements, but secondly, if you switch the last names you get the names of Cyclops from the Franchise/{{X-Men}} and Julie from ''TheMaxx''. Whether this ''means'' anything, though...

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** This is doubly thematic: first the contrasting seasonal elements, but secondly, if you switch the last names you get the names of Cyclops from the Franchise/{{X-Men}} and Julie from ''TheMaxx''.''ComicBook/TheMaxx''. Whether this ''means'' anything, though...
20th Jun '15 7:11:11 PM nombretomado
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* Two agents in ''KiddyGrade'' are named Dextera and Sinistra (right and left hand, respectively).

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* Two agents in ''KiddyGrade'' ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' are named Dextera and Sinistra (right and left hand, respectively).
11th Apr '15 6:45:38 PM nombretomado
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* Trish's twin handguns in the ''DevilMayCry'' are [[ICallItVera named Luce and Umbra]] ("Light" and "Shadow" in Italian) and are appropriately colored.

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* Trish's twin handguns in the ''DevilMayCry'' ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' are [[ICallItVera named Luce and Umbra]] ("Light" and "Shadow" in Italian) and are appropriately colored.
27th Dec '14 4:54:54 AM Lyendith
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* The two main characters of ''AnoKoNiKisuToShirayuriWo'' are named Shiramine Ayaka (shira meaning "white") and Kurosawa Yurine (kuro meaning "black") − although ironically, despite their names Ayaka is black-haired while Yurine is blonde. Their names also have the exact same number of syllables, with the first name written in Hiragana. And if you push even further (but it might be coincidental there), Ayaka has a last name ending in [ine] and a first name ending two [a]; Yurine has a last name ending with two [a] and a first name ending in [ine]. So you could say their very names highlight their [[OppositesAttract paradoxical]] [[BirdsOfAFeather dynamic]].
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