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28th Apr '16 4:36:20 AM darksoul4242
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** Majin Buu to Goku. If Goku lives only to eat, satisfying his need for battle, and cared for no one outside of himself, he would be similar to Buu.

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** Majin Buu to Goku. If Goku lives lived only to eat, satisfying his need for battle, and cared for no one outside of himself, he would be similar to Buu.
21st Apr '16 6:50:41 AM pinkdalek
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Cloud, a highly-experienced, sulky jerk, has repeated visions of a weak but kindly little boy that resembles himself. The boy is especially likely to appear when Sephiroth is performing MindRape on Cloud, and you can actually control him at some points (although he's limited to running around and cannot interfere with events). After Cloud's [[DrivenToMadness mental breakdown]], the boy helps talk Tifa through sorting out Cloud's FalseMemories, eventually shown symbolically 'merging' with Cloud to restore him to his real self. Cloud later admits that he was ashamed of his real self and repressed it, making and embracing delusions in order to [[ADarkerMe present a cooler exterior to the outside world]].
5th Apr '16 11:55:58 AM merotoker
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** King Piccolo is a shadow archetype to Goku. Given their similar backstories, Piccolo is what Goku would have become if he embrace his ruthless Saiyan nature.

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** King Piccolo is a shadow archetype to Goku. Given their similar backstories, Piccolo is what Goku would have become if he embrace embraced his ruthless Saiyan nature.



** Starfire to Superman. She's the flip side of Clark's coin, both being nearly all powerful aliens that are powered by the yellow sun. Both came from being traumatically removed from home into unfamiliar surroundings, with two very different upbringings. Starfire's perceptions of humanity, along with her tendency to attempt to kill whatever she doesn't like directly contrast Clark's. Star wishes to remain very private, only presenting herself willingly to the public eye when it's unavoidable. She doesn't wish to come off as friendly or there for others' protection, she just wants to do what she wishes. [[spoiler:In issue 14, they meet... and it nearly breaks out into all out brawl involving the "team" and Sups, mostly due to her and Jason's character traits. It takes Jason's date, Isabel, from keeping things from getting out of hand while getting them all to sit down and talk.]]

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** Starfire Comicbook/{{Starfire}} to Superman. She's the flip side of Clark's coin, both being nearly all powerful aliens that are powered by the yellow sun. Both came from being traumatically removed from home into unfamiliar surroundings, with two very different upbringings. Starfire's perceptions of humanity, along with her tendency to attempt to kill whatever she doesn't like directly contrast Clark's. Star wishes to remain very private, only presenting herself willingly to the public eye when it's unavoidable. She doesn't wish to come off as friendly or there for others' protection, she just wants to do what she wishes. [[spoiler:In issue 14, they meet... and it nearly breaks out into all out brawl involving the "team" and Sups, mostly due to her and Jason's character traits. It takes Jason's date, Isabel, from keeping things from getting out of hand while getting them all to sit down and talk.]]



* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'': [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] and [[ExploitedTrope Exploited]]. The [[FourIsDeath fourth]] and final DeadlyGame on Cobra Island has Medusa and Free use a combination of [[{{curse}} Ouroboros]] and [[TeleportersAndTransporters Spatial Magic]] to isolate the main cast each in individual abysses of darkness. Awaiting them upon waking up are literally shadows that reflect their inner insecurities, faults, and flaws that they, and probably others, ignore or never knew they had. The shadows have no compunctions delivering [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech “The Reason You Suck” Speeches]] that air out said things. They also dish out a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on their real selves, which Medusa wants because, in case they survive, they will be broken psychologically and physically. The scenario sounds like a ShoutOut to the below-mentioned Shadow Selves of ''Persona 4''.

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* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'': [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] {{Invoked|Trope}} and [[ExploitedTrope Exploited]]. {{exploited|Trope}}. The [[FourIsDeath fourth]] {{four|IsDeath}}th and final DeadlyGame on Cobra Island has Medusa and Free use a combination of [[{{curse}} Ouroboros]] and [[TeleportersAndTransporters [[{{Teleportation}} Spatial Magic]] to isolate the main cast each in individual abysses of darkness. Awaiting them upon waking up are literally shadows that reflect their inner insecurities, faults, and flaws that they, and probably others, ignore or never knew they had. The shadows have no compunctions delivering [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech “The Reason You Suck” Speeches]] that air out said things. They also dish out a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on their real selves, which Medusa wants because, in case they survive, they will be broken psychologically and physically. The scenario sounds like a ShoutOut to the below-mentioned Shadow Selves of ''Persona 4''.



** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'''s villain Raoul Silva is a former MI6 agent (and a brilliant one, according to M), who is what James Bond could easily become. He even points this out multiple times over the course of the film, and the other characters aren't arguing with him, especially given that M leaving Silva for dead in China has echoes of her risking Bond's life at the beginning of the movie.

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** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'''s villain Raoul Silva is a former MI6 [[SecretIntelligenceService MI6]] agent (and a brilliant one, according to M), who is what James Bond could easily become. He even points this out multiple times over the course of the film, and the other characters aren't arguing with him, especially given that M leaving Silva for dead in China has echoes of her risking Bond's life at the beginning of the movie.



* The Shadow is an integral part of ''WraithTheOblivion''. Your worst enemy, who's always with you, tries to manipulate you into falling into oblivion... and everyone has one. Even worse, the standard approach is to have the players play each others' shadows on the side, leading to a whole deal of sneaky backstabbing.

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* The Shadow is an integral part of ''WraithTheOblivion''.''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion''. Your worst enemy, who's always with you, tries to manipulate you into falling into oblivion... and everyone has one. Even worse, the standard approach is to have the players play each others' shadows on the side, leading to a whole deal of sneaky backstabbing.



* [[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 the done.

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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 the done.



** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Mordin is a scientist who struggles with the guilt of unleashing a virus that reduced the fertility rate of a species, in order to save the galaxy from them. During his loyalty mission, you meet Maleon, another scientist who represents what Mordin would be if he let his guilt overtake him and JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope.

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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Mordin is a scientist who struggles with the guilt of unleashing a virus that reduced the fertility rate of a species, in order to save the galaxy from them. During his loyalty mission, you meet Maleon, another scientist who represents what Mordin would be if he let his guilt overtake him and JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope.[[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumped off the slippery slope]].



* [[TheDragon Shego]] is WesternAnimation/KimPossible if she got bored of being good. She's also a shadow of her brother Hego, who is a superhero.

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* [[TheDragon Shego]] is WesternAnimation/KimPossible ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' if she got bored of being good. She's also a shadow of her brother Hego, who is a superhero.



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' parodies this trope with the AntiChrist who intentionally strives to take aspects of Jesus and the Bible and turn them inside out. For instance, he manages to trap Stan, Jesus, and Francine in a DeathTrap that fills with sand... which breaks after two seconds. He gives an EvilLaugh and declares that since Jesus is a carpenter, he can't build to save his life.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' parodies this trope with the AntiChrist TheAntichrist who intentionally strives to take aspects of Jesus and the Bible and turn them inside out. For instance, he manages to trap Stan, Jesus, and Francine in a DeathTrap that fills with sand... which breaks after two seconds. He gives an EvilLaugh and declares that since Jesus is a carpenter, he can't build to save his life.
28th Mar '16 1:02:18 PM Redaka
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** Goku's brother, Raditz. If Goku was raised as a Saiyan, he would have turned out similar to Raditz.

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** Goku's brother, Raditz. If doppelganger Turles. In fact, Turles was originally supposed to be the result of what Goku was raised as a Saiyan, he would have turned out similar to Raditz.been like if he hadn't lost his memory.
19th Mar '16 5:33:31 PM AnotherGuy
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* Literature/HerculePoirot met his in his final case, ''Literature/{{Curtain}}''.
19th Mar '16 4:48:38 AM naal2
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* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15353/inner-glory Inner Glory]] has the dark reflections, [[EvilTwin Evil Twins]] of the mane six dwelling in Tartarus:
** Twilight Sparkle, the Element of Magic(magic representing friendship in this setting):Lustrous Revolt is rude, quick to violence, callous, and demanding. ...In other words, she's unfriendly.
** Rainbow Dash, the Element of Loyalty: Spectral Slash acts like a friend to the mane six at first, but sells them out to her ''real'' allies almost immediately.
** Pinkie Pie, the Element of Laughter: Pinkamena Diane is depressed, bitter, sullen, and always serious.
** Rarity, the Element of Generosity: Temperament totally scams Twilight, and generally acts very greedy.
** Fluttershy, the Element of Kindness: Shuddercry is a sadistic {{Jerkass}} who enjoys bullying others.
** Applejack, the Element of Honesty: Jackie is a [[TokenGoodTeammate (surprisingly nice)]] pragmatist who has no problem lying to get what she wants.
23rd Feb '16 7:57:06 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* One of Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'s defining traits is that he's the product of an unholy union of Nature and Technology, being a surviving Cretaceous-era dinosaur who was [[ILoveNuclearPower mutated by exposure to nuclear radiation]]. That's why [[Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla Mechagodzilla]] plays such an important role as Godzilla's {{Foil}}: as his evil robotic doppelganger, he's ''entirely'' a product of technology, and represents Godzilla's "unnatural" side. On the flip side, [[Film/MothraVsGodzilla Mothra]] plays an equally important role as the classically heroic {{Foil}} to the antiheroic Godzilla, being entirely a product of Nature.
9th Feb '16 8:21:06 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* In ''Film/SupermanReturns'', Richard White is essentially a reflection of the man that Superman could have become if he had fully embraced his human side as "Clark Kent" instead of traveling across the galaxy in search of his home planet. Like Superman, he's a brave, kind-hearted, square-jawed heroic figure who loves Lois Lane and can fly ([[AcePilot in a plane]]); unlike Superman, he's a fully committed family man who actually ''marries'' Lois, and [[spoiler: becomes a father to the son that Superman abandoned]].
3rd Feb '16 3:13:43 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** Voldemort and Harry share many things, but the most important might be that both had a hard time when they were children and had their lives completely turned around when they discovered the world of magic. But if Harry found friends and love, Voldemort found a way to gain power. The NotSoDifferent speech is often given with these two.

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** Voldemort and Harry share many things, but the most important might be that both had a hard time when they were children and had their lives completely turned around when they discovered the world of magic. But if Harry found friends and love, Voldemort found a way to gain power. And while Voldemort's desire for fame and respect ended up corrupting his soul, Harry [[HumbleHero never let his fame as "The Boy Who Lived" go to his head]]. The NotSoDifferent speech is often given with these two.
26th Jan '16 5:09:21 AM Adept
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* ''FanFic/ToKillAThief'' has [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] as the Shadow Archetype of [[KamikazeKaitouJeanne Miyako Toudaiji]].

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* ''FanFic/ToKillAThief'' has [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] as the Shadow Archetype of [[KamikazeKaitouJeanne [[Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne Miyako Toudaiji]].
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