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12th Dec '17 7:09:38 AM fobarimperius
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** This happens again in the final season as Jack is faced with his own insanity, a walking image of himself that tries to get Jack to kill himself and calls out all the things people ''should'' be doing ''for'' Jack. Ultimately Jack has to stand up to him and remove his anger to destroy it.
23rd Nov '17 10:24:28 AM OlmoJV
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** Like with Sheriff WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}, the vices of Benjamin Hares include pretentiousness and cowardness. After Rango was exposed as a false hero, he [[TookALevelInBadass returned to save the day as a true hero]]. While [[CowardlyLion he hasn't fully lost his vices, he attempts to do the right thing as a sheriff]]. Benjamin in turn was and is still an incorrigible ConMan who [[DirtyCoward cares firstly about himself and his own safety]]. He charmed Grace to marry him and left her penniless to escape his debts, returning ten years later with false regrets to sell her out again and get his debts covered. In short, Benjamin is what Rango could have become if he didn't care about the well-being of others and had never risen above his vices.

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** Like with Sheriff WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}, the vices of Benjamin Hares include pretentiousness and cowardness. After Rango was exposed as a false hero, he [[TookALevelInBadass returned to save the day as a true hero]]. While [[CowardlyLion he hasn't fully lost his vices, he attempts to do the right thing as a sheriff]]. Benjamin in turn was and is still is an incorrigible ConMan who [[DirtyCoward cares firstly about himself and his own safety]]. He charmed Grace to marry him and left her penniless to escape his debts, returning ten years later with false regrets to sell her out again and get his debts covered. In short, Benjamin is what Rango could have become if he didn't care about the well-being of others and had never risen above decided to redeem himself by saving the people of Dirt and instead continued his vices.life as a fraudster on the move.
22nd Nov '17 5:01:25 PM OlmoJV
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** Like with Sheriff WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}, the vices of Benjamin Hares include pretentiousness and cowardness. After Rango was exposed as a false hero, he [[TookALevelInBadass returned to save the day as a true hero]]. While [[CowardlyLion he hasn't fully lost his vices, he attempts to do the right thing as a sheriff]]. Benjamin in turn was and is still an incorrigible ConMan who [[DirtyCoward cares firstly about himself and his own safety]]. He charmed Grace to marry him and left her penniless to escape his debts, returning ten years later with false regrets to sell her out again and get his debts covered. In short, Benjamin is what Rango could have become if he didn't care about the well-being of others and had never risen above his vices.
1st Nov '17 5:39:18 PM patxiao
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has BigBad [[spoiler:Zarc]] be one for the protagonist Yuya. [[spoiler:Though it might be more accurate to say Yuya is the shadow archetype for Zarc as Zarc is Yuya's original self. Both Zarc and Yuya wanted to make people happy by dueling but had opposition to their ideals. While Zarc focused on the audience happy at the price of his own happiness, Yuya kept reaching for ideals by changing himself till he was able to wow the audience. The difference lead Zarc to grow bitter at humanity for their bloodlust and kill everyone while Yuya was able to fulfill his ideals and while keeping his sanity.]]
31st Oct '17 4:51:08 PM FF32
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** Characters meet their Shadows in both ''VideoGame/Persona2'' games. There is much misery to be had as their doppelgangers air out character flaws to all in earshot, daring them to prove they have learned from or grown past these issues. [[spoiler:However these are all just avatars for the one single collective Shadow of all humanity]]. In ''Eternal Punishment'', neither Kei/[[DubNameChange Nate]] Nanjo nor Eriko/Ellen Kirishima meet their 'evil twins' in this way, but find corrupted people who they share common traits with - [[spoiler:[[CorruptCorporateExecutive Kandori Takahisa]] in Kei's case and [[KentBrockmanNews Chizuru Ishigami]] in Eriko's. Eriko also gets chewed out by doppelgangers of her stalker and the ''VideoGame/Persona1'' protagonist for being obsessed with tracking down the latter herself]].

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** Characters meet their Shadows in both ''VideoGame/Persona2'' games. There is much misery to be had as their doppelgangers air out character flaws to all in earshot, daring them to prove they have learned from or grown past these issues. [[spoiler:However these are all just avatars for the one single collective Shadow of all humanity]]. In ''Eternal Punishment'', neither Kei/[[DubNameChange Nate]] Nanjo nor Eriko/Ellen Kirishima meet their 'evil twins' in this way, but find corrupted people who they share common traits with - [[spoiler:[[CorruptCorporateExecutive Kandori Takahisa]] in Kei's case and [[KentBrockmanNews Chizuru Ishigami]] in Eriko's. Eriko also gets chewed out by doppelgangers of her stalker and the ''VideoGame/Persona1'' ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Persona 1]]'' protagonist for being obsessed with tracking down the latter herself]].
22nd Oct '17 10:43:18 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' has one of the most literal examples of this trope in the episode "Rest and Ricklaxation". After going to an alien spa to get the toxic parts of their personalities removed, a version of the titular characters called Toxic Rick and Toxic Morty are created. They don't just contain Rick and Morty's negative traits, but also traits they ''feel'' are negative, whether or not if those traits are actually bad ones.
21st Oct '17 11:29:39 AM babyhenchy1
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** Azula and Zuko both lived under the same [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] and the same expectations, and Zuko spends a lot of time trying to ''be'' Azula, but never comes close to her levels of cunning and cruelty and ([[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor eventually]]) turns to the side of good.

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** Azula [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] and Zuko [[AntiVillain Prince Zuko]] both lived under the same [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] and the same expectations, and Zuko spends a lot of time trying to ''be'' Azula, but never comes close to her levels of cunning [[MagnificentBastard cunning]] and cruelty [[{{Sadist}} cruelty]] and ([[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor eventually]]) turns to the side of good.
18th Oct '17 4:41:42 PM TheBigBopper
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* Shirou from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has two main examples. Firstly, there is [[spoiler:Kotomine]], a man who has exactly as much a sense of self but can only find meaning in hurting others where Shirou can only find meaning in helping them. Secondly, there is [[spoiler:Archer]], the embodiment of Shirou's WideEyedIdealist ideals of becoming an 'ally of justice' who'll always try to save everyone; said person hates what he's become [[spoiler:and wants to kill Shirou to [[RetGone wipe himself from existence]] or, at the very least, save Shirou from destroying himself]].

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* Shirou from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has two main examples. Firstly, there is [[spoiler:Kotomine]], a man who has exactly as much a whose sense of self is just as underdeveloped as Shirou's, but who can only find meaning in hurting others where Shirou can only find meaning in helping them. Secondly, there is [[spoiler:Archer]], the embodiment of Shirou's WideEyedIdealist ideals of becoming an 'ally of justice' who'll always try to save everyone; said person hates what he's become [[spoiler:and wants to kill Shirou to [[RetGone wipe himself from existence]] or, at the very least, save Shirou from destroying himself]].
17th Oct '17 8:10:49 AM TerraformTrent
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Shadow Archetype has to do with two elements of writing; characters and settings, and also the most feared archetype, even to heroes. In this article we discuss character archetypes. For the settings viewpoint, see {{Shadowland}}.

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Shadow Archetype has to do with two elements of writing; writing: characters and settings, and also the most feared archetype, even to heroes. In this article we discuss character archetypes. For the settings viewpoint, see {{Shadowland}}.
20th Sep '17 4:22:52 AM FoxBluereaver
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* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has one for Ash in Belladonna Tyrian [[spoiler: who is strongly hinted to be his half-sister]]. She represents what Ash might become if he doesn't restrain his anger over people hurting his loved ones.
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