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17th Jun '16 10:44:07 AM justanid
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16th Jun '16 7:18:05 PM justanid
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10th Jun '16 6:41:36 AM creader
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9th Jun '16 4:57:36 AM DenisK21
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* ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' has Lumina, who seems to be some sort of evil twin for Serah. [[spoiler:In actuality, she's everything Claire Farron rejected as weakness as a child when she became "Lightning", now made flesh. Throughout the game, Lumina does some morally ambiguous things that ultimately end up working out for the best for Lightning's friends; some might say Lightning is doing the same by submitting to Bhunivelze's servitude. In their one-on-one talks, Lumina pokes and prods Lightning with facts that the savior herself denies or hides; that the "Serah" that appears to her is fake, that Hope in the Ark isn't quite genuine, and that Lightning needs to admit her own weakness and reach out to her friends for help. In the end, Lumina breaks down and cries at the prospect of being left alone in a dead world. When Lightning admits her weakness, she does the same.]]
6th Jun '16 9:16:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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.
6th Jun '16 9:08:08 PM Manny20444
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** Spider-Man has several. The Scorpion while not so much in personality, being a crazed villain, still has arachnid-based powers and costume. [[Comicbook/NormanOsborn The Green Goblin]], who has similar strength and agility, shares Peter's sense of humor and love of adventure. ComicBook/{{Venom}} has many of Peter's powers, and represents what he would have become if he hadn't had the will to resist the symbiote. Kaine is Peter's defective clone. During [[ComicBook/JMSSpiderMan JMS's run on Spider-Man]], we met Ezekiel, who had all of Spider-Man's powers but lacked the courage and determination to be a hero (he's also one for Uncle Ben in a way). Then there is [[Comicbook/DoctorOctopus Doc Ock]], who was also bullied and has a gift for science. He is what Spider-Man could have easily become if he let his powers go to his head.

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** Spider-Man has several. The Scorpion while not so much in personality, being a crazed villain, still has arachnid-based powers and costume. [[Comicbook/NormanOsborn The Green Goblin]], who has similar strength and agility, shares Peter's sense of humor and love of adventure. ComicBook/{{Venom}} has many of Peter's powers, sense of humor, and represents what he would have become if he hadn't had the will to resist the symbiote. Kaine is Peter's defective clone. During [[ComicBook/JMSSpiderMan JMS's run on Spider-Man]], we met Ezekiel, who had all of Spider-Man's powers but lacked the courage and determination to be a hero (he's also one for Uncle Ben in a way). Then there is [[Comicbook/DoctorOctopus Doc Ock]], who was also bullied and has a gift for science. He is what Spider-Man could have easily become if he let his powers go to his head.
26th May '16 10:54:37 PM Materioptikon
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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 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}}'', 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.
26th May '16 10:54:17 PM Materioptikon
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', Byakuren Hijiri is a devout Buddhist nun. Despite being one of the strongest proponents for peaceful coexistence with {{youkai}} and one of the nicest people in the setting, she has quite the rap sheet of transgressions in her past, most notably using sorcery to make herself immortal in staunch defiance of Buddhist principles. 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}}'', Byakuren Hijiri is a devout Buddhist nun. Despite being one of the strongest proponents for peaceful coexistence with {{youkai}} and one of the nicest people in the setting, she has having quite the rap sheet of transgressions in her past, most notably using sorcery to make herself immortal in staunch defiance of Buddhist principles.principles and willingly consorting 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.
14th May '16 11:15:57 AM TARINunit9
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** ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' - James and [[ImplacableMan Pyramid Head]]
** ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' - Heather and Claudia (Heather and Alessa as well)
** ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'' - Henry and Walter
** ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' - Travis and the Butcher

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** ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' - James and [[ImplacableMan Pyramid Head]]
Head]][[labelnote:Spoiler]]James gave his terminally ill wife a MercyKill. Pyramid Head is a physical manifestation of his guilty feelings and wanders the streets throttling feminine monsters.[[/labelnote]]
** ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' - Heather and Claudia (Heather and Alessa as well)
well)[[labelnote:Spoiler]]Heather and Claudia both have supernatural powers related to summoning the spirits and malignant influence of Silent Hill, but only Claudia does it willingly. Alessa is Heather's past life, and while both girls want to just end the torment Alessa is willing to resort to [[MercyKill euthanasia]].[[/labelnote]]
** ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'' - Henry and Walter
Walter[[labelnote:Spoiler]]Two men with more than a hint of insanity trying to escort Eileen to complete an esoteric ritual. Henry to stop Walter and escape Room 302, Walter to kill Henry and Eileen and finally get inside Room 302[[/labelnote]]
** ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' - Travis and the ButcherButcher[[labelnote:Spoiler]]The Butcher is a vicious SerialKiller. If the player kills over 200 enemies during the game, it's revealed that Travis was the Butcher all along and the Butcher boss fight was the EnemyWithout.[[/labelnote]]
5th May '16 12:17:27 AM kaixokkiten
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A common theme involves the Self accepting their Shadow, metaphorically coming to terms with their flaw. That is, TheHero refuses to kill the Shadow, given the opportunity, or [[SheatheYourSword outright refuses to fight it]]. In EnemyWithin, EnemyWithout, and EvilTwin situations, the Self and Shadow sometimes even merge towards the end for [[EleventhHourSuperpower an endgame powerup]], further emphasizing the [[YinYangBomb symbolism]].

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A common theme trope involves the Self accepting their Shadow, metaphorically coming to terms with their flaw. That is, TheHero refuses to kill the Shadow, given the opportunity, or [[SheatheYourSword outright refuses to fight it]]. In EnemyWithin, EnemyWithout, and EvilTwin situations, the Self and Shadow sometimes even merge towards the end for [[EleventhHourSuperpower an endgame powerup]], further emphasizing the [[YinYangBomb symbolism]].
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