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29th Jul '16 2:09:41 PM margdean56
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* Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac: One strange manifestation of a Shadow Archetype that [[LightIsNotGood includes only positive things that nonetheless inflict major damages to the protagonists of the play]]. In Act II Scene X, Cyrano proposes to Christian to lend him his eloquence if Christian lends Cyrano his winning handsome face. [[TheAce Without the defects of both of them (lack of wit and lack of beauty) this eloquent and fair]] Shadow Archetype will woo Roxanne… and ‘’it’’ will succeed but at the price of [[LovingAShadow Roxanne being infatuated with someone who never existed for fifteen years]] and never noticing Cyrano’s (or Christian’s) true, imperfect love.

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* Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac: One strange manifestation of a Shadow Archetype that [[LightIsNotGood includes only positive things that nonetheless inflict major damages to the protagonists of the play]]. In Act II Scene X, Cyrano proposes to Christian to lend him his eloquence if Christian lends Cyrano his winning handsome face. [[TheAce Without the defects of both of them (lack of wit and lack of beauty) this eloquent and fair]] Shadow Archetype will woo Roxanne… and ‘’it’’ will succeed but at the price of [[LovingAShadow Roxanne being infatuated for fifteen years with someone who never existed for fifteen years]] existed]] and never noticing Cyrano’s (or Christian’s) true, imperfect love.
26th Jul '16 11:17:45 PM PaulA
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* Literature/JekyllAndHyde, from ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde''.
* In the fantasy novel ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy A Wizard of Earthsea]]'', the main character Ged accidentally raises an evil spirit representing the darkness in himself, which is actually called the Shadow in the book. It follows him everywhere until he can call it by its true name--[[spoiler: ''Ged'']].
** In [[Anime/TalesFromEarthsea the Ghibli animation]], the shadow is rather confusingly characterised. It opens the film by making him kill his father (from within), then doing nothing, then saving the love interest, then going without to try and drown poor Arren, then reappearing 'without' once more to save the day again and flirt with said love interest.

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* Literature/JekyllAndHyde, JekyllAndHyde, from ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde''.
* In the fantasy novel ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy A Wizard of Earthsea]]'', ''Literature/AWizardOfEarthsea'', the main character Ged accidentally raises an evil spirit representing the darkness in himself, which is actually called the Shadow in the book. It follows him everywhere until he can call it by its true name--[[spoiler: ''Ged'']].
** In [[Anime/TalesFromEarthsea the Ghibli animation]], the shadow
name--[[spoiler:which is rather confusingly characterised. It opens the film by making him kill his father (from within), then doing nothing, then saving the love interest, then going without to try and drown poor Arren, then reappearing 'without' once more to save the day again and flirt with said love interest.''Ged'']].
19th Jul '16 8:31:10 AM OlmoJV
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* King Louie to Mowgli in the [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 2016 Live-Action Adaptation]] of ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. Louie is a ''[[PrehistoricMonster Gigantopithecus]]'' who's {{intrigued by humanity}} and doing his best to emulate them by living in an abandoned human temple, ruling over his fellow primates as a king, hoarding (albeit worthless) material possessions and trying to learn the secret of fire. Mowgli is the opposite, being a human [[RaisedByWolves raised in the jungle]] who's doing his best to emulate its animals, rejects civilized society, but takes advantage of his [[GadgeteerGenius human ingenuity]] to survive in the wild. In short, Louie represents humankind's greed and ego, while Mowgli represents its intellect and creativity.

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* King Louie to Mowgli in the [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 2016 Live-Action Adaptation]] remake]] of ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. Louie is a ''[[PrehistoricMonster Gigantopithecus]]'' who's {{intrigued by humanity}} and doing his best to emulate them by living in an abandoned human temple, ruling over his fellow primates as a king, hoarding (albeit worthless) (worthless) material possessions and trying to learn the secret of fire. fire [[AmbitionIsEvil to gain more power]]. Mowgli is the opposite, being a human [[RaisedByWolves raised in the jungle]] who's doing his best to emulate its animals, rejects civilized society, but yet takes advantage of his [[GadgeteerGenius human ingenuity]] to survive in the wild. In short, Louie [[IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance Louie]] represents humankind's greed and ego, while Mowgli represents ego without its intellect or creativity, while [[GuileHero Mowgli]] represents that intellect and creativity.creativity without the corruption.
19th Jul '16 8:19:59 AM OlmoJV
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* King Louie to Mowgli in the [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 2016 Live-Action Adaptation]] of ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. Louie is a ''[[PrehistoricMonster Gigantopithecus]]'' who's {{intrigued by humanity}} and doing his best to emulate them by living in an abandoned human temple, ruling over his fellow primates as a king, hoarding (albeit worthless) material possessions and trying to learn the secret of fire. Mowgli is the opposite, being a human [[RaisedByWolves raised in the jungle]] who's doing his best to emulate its animals, rejects civilized society, but takes advantage of his [[GadgeteerGenius human ingenuity]] to survive in the wild. In short, Louie represents humankind's greed and ego, while Mowgli represents its intellect and creativity.
18th Jul '16 2:17:50 AM Dravencour
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** Saren Arterius, BigBad [[spoiler:(not)]] of [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 the first game]], much like Shepard is an elite soldier who bands together an elite squad to deal with the Reapers. [[spoiler:Saren chooses to side with the Reapers in hope of being spared while Shepard is out to defeat them.]]

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** Saren Arterius, BigBad [[spoiler:(not)]] the main antagonist of [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 the first game]], is a Spectre much like Shepard Shepard, and showcases exactly what happens when a Spectre goes bad. Much like Shepard, Saren is an elite soldier who bands together an elite squad to deal with the Reapers. [[spoiler:Saren chooses to side with the Reapers in hope of being spared while Shepard is out to defeat them.]]
18th Jul '16 2:15:43 AM Dravencour
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** The [[BigBad Mysterious Figure]] from the ''Citadel DLC'' for ''3'', who is later revealed to be [[spoiler:a Cerberus-created Clone of Shepard. Part of their hatred towards the real Shepard stems from having been created solely for spare parts if they were badly injured, never even supposed to have been conscious ''at all''.]] Their goal is to KillAndReplace the Shepard, hacking information from multiple government databases to try and steal their identity. They're shown throughout to be a BadBoss, a human-supremacist and extremely arrogant, simultaneously jealous and dismissive of the Shepard's feats and accomplishments, as well as the loyalty they instill in their allies.

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** The [[BigBad Mysterious Figure]] from the ''Citadel DLC'' for ''3'', who is later revealed to be [[spoiler:a Cerberus-created Clone of Shepard. Part of their hatred towards the real Shepard stems from having been created solely for spare parts if they were badly injured, never even supposed to have been conscious ''at all''.]] Their goal is to KillAndReplace the original Shepard, hacking information from multiple government databases to try and steal their identity. They're shown throughout to be a BadBoss, a human-supremacist and extremely arrogant, simultaneously jealous and dismissive of the real Shepard's feats and accomplishments, as well as the loyalty they instill in their allies.
16th Jul '16 6:37:33 PM Premonition45
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** Darth Vader was this to Luke, especially in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''; both of them dressing in black, losing a hand in battle etc, and the [[LukeIAmYourFather family connection]] only added to their similarities. The prequel trilogy tried to emphasize them further by giving Anakin's backstory parallels to Luke's. Luke was even offered a chance to turn to TheDarkSide; the difference between Vader and Luke was that Luke opted to remain in the light.

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** Darth Vader was this to Luke, especially in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''; both of them dressing in black, losing a hand in battle etc, and the [[LukeIAmYourFather family connection]] only added to their similarities. The prequel trilogy tried to emphasize emphasized them further by giving Anakin's backstory parallels to Luke's. Luke was even offered a chance to turn to TheDarkSide; the difference between Vader and Luke was that Luke opted to remain in the light.


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* Rene Belloq from ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' openly describes himself as this towards Franchise/IndianaJones, as both are passionate {{Adventure Archaeologist}}s, but Belloq doesn't have Indy's code of honor, lending his services to Nazi Germany.
-->'''Belloq:''' I am but a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me. To push you out of the light.
12th Jul '16 6:50:55 PM Terrialstrasz
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* ''Series/{{Fringe}} has a series of complex and interesting examples revolving around Walter Bishop. Beware Spoiler:
** In the early season, Walternate was meant to be Walter's shadow should he lost his son and still retain his intelligence: a brilliant, ruthless scientist who's also at the height of power.
** Even earlier, William Bell was made out to be Walter's shadow: they're are equally brilliant but one became a billionaire and one was locked up in a mental institution. Walter (and everyone else) even lampshaded this.
** However, come season 4, it turned out that Walter, had he met all the required conditions: brain intact, loss his son and with William Bell encouraging his brilliance and egomania was much much worse than either of them. This was represented by [[spoiler: changed timeline Williams Bells who had a massive god complex that led him to destroying two universe to creat his own ideal utopia with his own will imposed as the law of physics]]. He also implied that this is what Walter would've done had he not been so afraid of his own power.
17th Jun '16 10:44:07 AM justanid
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16th Jun '16 7:18:05 PM justanid
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