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2nd Feb '17 9:27:24 AM OlmoJV
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* In ''Fanfic/OldWest'', [[DeterminedHomesteader Grace Glossy]] realizes eventually that her lover [[UnscrupulousHero Rattlesnake Jake]] is this to her after she witnesses him murdering [[spoiler:her husband]] remorselessly and [[UnstoppableRage in utter fury]] for hurting her. She's afterwards unable to face him while she's dealing with the fact that under her stand-up shell, she's just as capable as Jake of taking a life in righteous fury [[spoiler:(like those of the robbers who killed nearly all of her unborn babies)]].
31st Jan '17 10:10:36 AM RacattackForce
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** Twilight Sparkle has had several over the course of the show. Just like her, they're all unicorns with prodigious magic skills, but all contrast with Twilight in different ways: Trixie is a boastful unicorn who loves showing off her magic, which is contrast to Twilight's modesty. Sunset Shimmer was once a student of Princess Celestia, but wanted to be a princess and craved power, unlike Twilight. Starlight Glimmer is a unicorn who can remove cutie marks on a whim and did so to bring about her own twisted version of harmony so she's the only one who was "special". Then we have Moondancer, who is basically Twilight Sparkle if she rejected the idea of friendship entirely and focused only on studying.

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** Twilight Sparkle has had several over the course of the show. Just like her, they're all unicorns with prodigious magic skills, but all contrast with Twilight in different ways: Trixie is a boastful unicorn who loves showing off her magic, which is contrast to Twilight's modesty. Sunset Shimmer was once a student of Princess Celestia, but wanted to be a princess and craved power, unlike Twilight. Starlight Glimmer is a unicorn who can remove cutie marks on a whim and did so to bring about her own twisted version of harmony so she's the only one who was "special". Then we have Moondancer, a childhood friend who is basically Twilight Sparkle if she rejected the idea of friendship entirely and focused continued focusing only on studying.her studies.
21st Jan '17 8:01:08 AM 313Bluestreak
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* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin If his name wasn't a dead enough giveaway]], Shadow the Hedgehog represents this for the [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog eponymous main character.]] Specifically, Shadow is what Sonic would be if he was willing to go through some extremes to get the job done.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin If his name wasn't a dead enough giveaway]], Shadow the Hedgehog represents this for the [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog eponymous main character.]] character. Specifically, Shadow is what Sonic would be if he was willing to go through some extremes to get the job done.done.
** [[VideoGame/SonicRiders The Babylon Rogues]] are this to the main trio of Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles.
*** Jet to Sonic. They both live a free life, but Jet is a self-absorbed, petty jerk, who only cares about winning and respects no one but himself.
*** Wave to Tails. They both tend to be the smart one of their group, but Wave completely lacks the humble attitude of Tails, and is very nasty and selfish.
*** Storm to Knuckles. They're both the strong ones of their group, are extremely loyal, somewhat hot-heads, and tend to be a bit shy around girls (which somewhat expose their tough image), but Storm is rather rude, insensitive, and obnoxious, and hangs with the wrong crowd.
18th Jan '17 3:57:38 AM TheKaizerreich
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', Byakuren Hijiri is a devout Buddhist nun. Despite having quite the rap sheet of transgressions in her past, most notably using sorcery to make herself immortal in staunch defiance of Buddhist principles and willingly consorting - even empathizing - with youkai and demons, she strives to be one of the nicest people in the setting and one of the strongest proponents for peaceful coexistence. Contrasting her, Seiga Kaku is a heretical Taoist nun whose immortality is at least partly derived from the realization nature contains no moral guidelines, which she treats like a license to be an amoral necromancer. While there is little love lost between Byakuren and the Taoist faction, she responds particularly violently to Seiga.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', there are a few examples:
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Byakuren Hijiri is a devout Buddhist nun. Despite having quite the rap sheet of transgressions in her past, most notably using sorcery to make herself immortal in staunch defiance of Buddhist principles and willingly consorting - even empathizing - with youkai and demons, she strives to be one of the nicest people in the setting and one of the strongest proponents for peaceful coexistence. Contrasting her, Seiga Kaku is a heretical Taoist nun whose immortality is at least partly derived from the realization nature contains no moral guidelines, which she treats like a license to be an amoral necromancer. While there is little love lost between Byakuren and the Taoist faction, she responds particularly violently to Seiga.Seiga.
** The main character, Reimu, has a shadow archetype in Watatsuki no Yorihime. Both of them are naturally strong and can channel Gods, but Reimu is too carefree and blunt, even lazy, to actually train her own powers much. Yorihime on the other hand is ''very'' serious and trains a lot, which means in a fight, Reimu actually loses to Yorihime, despite the fact that Reimu can make herself ''invincible'' (for some time).
17th Jan '17 9:51:44 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** It is also invented with Kaworu, who as a character is pretty much an embodiment of all of the qualities Shinji lacks, but rather than being his EvilCounterpart or TheRival, Shinji quickly deems Kaworu much better than he is because of this, and the two get along extremely well.
7th Dec '16 9:03:35 PM DustSnitch
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** [[PresidentEvil Bra]][[GeneralRipper dl]][[{{Tykebomb}} ey]], who manages to be this to [[spoiler:[[ColonelBadass Roy]], [[{{Badass}} Ling]], and [[ThatManIsDead Scar]]]] all at once.

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** [[PresidentEvil Bra]][[GeneralRipper dl]][[{{Tykebomb}} ey]], who manages to be this to [[spoiler:[[ColonelBadass Roy]], [[{{Badass}} Ling]], Ling, and [[ThatManIsDead Scar]]]] all at once.
27th Nov '16 10:42:36 AM MsDevin92
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** VideoGame/StreetFighterIV introduces Juri Han, who is this to Chun-Li. In addition to being [[KickChick Kick Chicks]], both of them had fathers in law enforcement who were [[YouKilledMyFather assassinated by Shadaloo]]. But while Chun-Li follows in her father's footsteps and fights for the sake of justice, Juri is selfish and completely absorbed by her [[BloodKnight love of violence]]. In VideoGame/StreetFighterV, Chun-Li's win quote against her even has her wondering how they ended up so different.
24th Nov '16 3:21:17 AM PlanetEatingWarlord
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* In [[Disney/Moana ''Moana'']], the GiantEnemyCrab Tamatoa served as one to Maui. [[spoiler:Tamatoa was a monster who overcompensated for his insecurity by decorating himself with priceless treasures and artifacts. Maui compensated for his insecurity (due to being abandoned at birth by his parents) by performing heroic deeds for mankind and receiving praise for it. These heroic deeds are then immortalized as tattoos on his body. At one point, Tamatoa even states that he got the idea of decorating himself from seeing Maui's tattoos. However, where Maui hates that he has to define his self-worth this way, Tamatoa whole-heartedly embraces it and even believes it to be the RIGHT way to live.]]

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* In [[Disney/Moana ''Moana'']], ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', the GiantEnemyCrab Tamatoa served as one to Maui. [[spoiler:Tamatoa was a monster who overcompensated for his insecurity by decorating himself with priceless treasures and artifacts. Maui compensated for his insecurity (due to being abandoned at birth by his parents) by performing heroic deeds for mankind and receiving praise for it. These heroic deeds are then immortalized as tattoos on his body. At one point, Tamatoa even states that he got the idea of decorating himself from seeing Maui's tattoos. However, where Maui hates that he has to define his self-worth this way, Tamatoa whole-heartedly embraces it and even believes it to be the RIGHT way to live.]]
24th Nov '16 3:20:01 AM PlanetEatingWarlord
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* In ''Disney/Moana'', the GiantEnemyCrab Tamatoa served as one to Maui. [[spoiler:Tamatoa was a monster who overcompensated for his insecurity by decorating himself with priceless treasures and artifacts. Maui compensated for his insecurity (due to being abandoned at birth by his parents) by performing heroic deeds for mankind and receiving praise for it. These heroic deeds are then immortalized as tattoos on his body. At one point, Tamatoa even states that he got the idea of decorating himself from seeing Maui's tattoos. However, where Maui hates that he has to define his self-worth this way, Tamatoa whole-heartedly embraces it and even believes it to be the RIGHT way to live.]]

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* In ''Disney/Moana'', [[Disney/Moana ''Moana'']], the GiantEnemyCrab Tamatoa served as one to Maui. [[spoiler:Tamatoa was a monster who overcompensated for his insecurity by decorating himself with priceless treasures and artifacts. Maui compensated for his insecurity (due to being abandoned at birth by his parents) by performing heroic deeds for mankind and receiving praise for it. These heroic deeds are then immortalized as tattoos on his body. At one point, Tamatoa even states that he got the idea of decorating himself from seeing Maui's tattoos. However, where Maui hates that he has to define his self-worth this way, Tamatoa whole-heartedly embraces it and even believes it to be the RIGHT way to live.]]
24th Nov '16 3:18:42 AM PlanetEatingWarlord
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* In ''Disney/Moana'', the GiantEnemyCrab Tamatoa served as one to Maui. [[spoiler:Tamatoa was a monster who overcompensated for his insecurity by decorating himself with priceless treasures and artifacts. Maui compensated for his insecurity (due to being abandoned at birth by his parents) by performing heroic deeds for mankind and receiving praise for it. These heroic deeds are then immortalized as tattoos on his body. At one point, Tamatoa even states that he got the idea of decorating himself from seeing Maui's tattoos. However, where Maui hates that he has to define his self-worth this way, Tamatoa whole-heartedly embraces it and even believes it to be the RIGHT way to live.]]
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