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24th Sep '16 7:10:31 AM ironballs16
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** This also plays a major role in the series itself, as [[spoiler: the Performance side is the one always advocated for, as it has the greatest potential to reach others [[HeadVsHeart on an emotional level]].]]

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** This also plays a major role in the series itself, as [[spoiler: the Performance side is the one always advocated for, as it has the greatest potential to reach others [[HeadVsHeart [[EmotionsvsStoicism on an emotional level]].]]
24th Sep '16 7:09:16 AM ironballs16
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** This also plays a major role in the series itself, as [[spoiler: the Performance side is the one always advocated for, as it has the greatest potential to reach others [[HeadVsHeart on an emotional level]].]]
21st Sep '16 8:01:24 AM fearlessnikki
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** Similarly we had WCW (technician) vs. WWF (performer) rivalry, epitomized by the two companies' top stars, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan respectively.
* Some even blame WWE's [[InsistentTerminology reluctance]](from at least the mid 1990s) to use the phrase "ProfessionalWrestling" on this trope.

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** * Similarly we had WCW (technician) vs. WWF (performer) rivalry, epitomized by the two companies' top stars, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan respectively.
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respectively. Some even blame WWE's [[InsistentTerminology reluctance]](from at least the mid 1990s) to use the phrase "ProfessionalWrestling" on this trope.



* Among ScienceFiction writers, those on the [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness harder side of the scale]] tend to be Technicians who are most interested in using their fiction to make a legitimate contribution to scientific theory. Those on the softer side tend to be Performers who just want to use the [[TropesAreTools tropes]] of ScienceFiction in interest of telling a well-crafted story. A fine example of the former is Creator/IsaacAsimov; of the later, Creator/RayBradbury.

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* Among ScienceFiction writers, those on the [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness harder side of the scale]] tend to be Technicians who are most interested in using their fiction to make a legitimate contribution to scientific theory. Those on the softer side tend to be Performers who just want to use the [[TropesAreTools tropes]] of ScienceFiction in interest of telling a well-crafted story. A fine example of the former is Creator/IsaacAsimov; of the later, latter, Creator/RayBradbury.


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* With regards to filmmaking, the likes of OscarBait tend to be on the technician side - out to please critics and win awards. Blockbusters meanwhile lean towards performer side - emphasis on spectacle and pleasing audiences. CriticalDissonance exists for this reason - blockbusters will usually have higher scores with audiences than critics, and vice versa.
21st Sep '16 7:57:11 AM fearlessnikki
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* Played with a bit in ''Literature/BalletShoes'', where it's mentioned at one point that the sister who hates dancing ends up being one of the most technically proficient dancers in the school ''because'' she hates dancing, so she ends up taking basic classes year after year and gets all the core moves completely ground into her mind. But her performer sisters are the ones who always get major roles in ballets and plays, while she's always (gladly) stuck in the background. Although in this case her sisters aren't ''bad'' at technique they just never learn it by rote the way she does (and when one of them does end up stuck in that same situation, her performer side comes out more strongly than it does at any other time in the book).

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* ''Literature/BalletShoes'':
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Played with a bit in ''Literature/BalletShoes'', bit, where it's mentioned at one point that the sister who hates dancing ends up being one of the most technically proficient dancers in the school ''because'' she hates dancing, so she ends up taking basic classes year after year and gets all the core moves completely ground into her mind. But her performer sisters are the ones who always get major roles in ballets and plays, while she's always (gladly) stuck in the background. Although in this case her sisters aren't ''bad'' at technique they just never learn it by rote the way she does (and when one of them does end up stuck in that same situation, her performer side comes out more strongly than it does at any other time in the book).book).
** Played very straight when it comes to Winifred - who is a Jill of all trades - versus Pauline - who is a good actress but merely competent at dancing and singing. Winifred loses the part of Alice to Pauline mainly because she's from a poor family and looks shabby at auditions, and also seems to lack Pauline's charisma.



* During the brand extension era, the two main WWE shows -- Raw and Smackdown -- were based on this dichotomy, with Raw putting more emphasis on storyline and spectacle while Smackdown was seen as the "wrestling" show. Similarly we had WCW (technician) vs. WWF (performer) rivalry, epitomized by the two companies' top stars, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan respectively.

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* During the brand extension era, the two main WWE shows -- Raw and Smackdown -- were based on this dichotomy, with Raw putting more emphasis on storyline and spectacle while Smackdown was seen as the "wrestling" show. Ironically for the women, it was the other way around. Raw was the wrestling show where the Women's title was defended and majority of wrestlers ended up. Smackdown meanwhile had less women, and those it did have were used for {{Fanservice}}. As of 2016, with the brand split re-instated, it has fallen back into the old divide of Smackdown being a wrestling show and Raw entertainment.
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Similarly we had WCW (technician) vs. WWF (performer) rivalry, epitomized by the two companies' top stars, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan respectively.


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* The Four Horsewomen of NXT became notable partly because they were able to merge these two tropes. {{Wrestling/Charlotte}} and {{Wrestling/Bayley}} were more performers when they started - emphasis on their gimmicks - but worked hard to really improve their wrestling. Wrestling/SashaBanks and Wrestling/BeckyLynch meanwhile started out as technicians who were solid in the ring but lacked character - only to develop gimmicks of their own and connect with crowds.
10th Sep '16 12:27:18 AM LovePsychothefirst
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** This trope also applies to their cooking abilities: Flynn has skill, Yuri has talent. Though unlike in fighting, where their differing approaches are treated as equally valid, Yuri is very clearly the more competent one in the kitchen.

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** This trope also applies to their cooking abilities: Flynn has skill, Yuri has talent. Though unlike in fighting, where their differing approaches are treated as equally valid, Yuri is very clearly the more competent one in the kitchen. Though this is because Flynn's skill cannot compensate for his CordonBleughChef status, especially with his idea of what tastes good. The result is usually over spiced ''at best''. Yuri does have a good sense of taste and applies it to how he cooks.
10th Sep '16 12:10:55 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* Duck, in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', is so inherently clumsy that not even her passion for ballet can land her a leading role, but her performance does inspire a melancholy yet brilliant ballerina to find her own style rather than mimicking others.

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* Duck, Duck/Ahiru, in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', is so inherently clumsy that not even her passion for ballet can land her a leading role, but her performance does inspire a melancholy yet brilliant ballerina to find her own style rather than mimicking others.others. Of course, her counterpart is Rue, who though technically skilled, finds that she is lacking something..
8th Sep '16 5:45:52 AM KrspaceT
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* Ash and Red have this dynamic in Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines: Ash is far better at coming up with off the wall strategies but lacks the power of Red, while Red is good with power and straight forward strategies but lacks Ash's adaptability.

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* Ash and Red have this dynamic in Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines: Ash is far better at coming up with off the wall strategies but lacks the power of Red, while Red is good with power and straight forward strategies but lacks Ash's adaptability. Scott notes that both of them have potential, though each has much to learn yet.
9th Aug '16 7:21:19 PM Willbyr
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** The trope is deconstructed in ''NodameCantabile'', in that neither pure technician nor pure performer is right or better for classical music. A classical musician should have the mix of both. It is also implied that there is no right mix either. Chiaki and Kuroki are more towards the technician part, while Nodame and Jean Donnadieu are more towards the performer part. All of them are celebrated, but just in different ways, and it's difficult to say who is better.

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** The trope is deconstructed in ''NodameCantabile'', ''Nodame Cantabile'', in that neither pure technician nor pure performer is right or better for classical music. A classical musician should have the mix of both. It is also implied that there is no right mix either. Chiaki and Kuroki are more towards the technician part, while Nodame and Jean Donnadieu are more towards the performer part. All of them are celebrated, but just in different ways, and it's difficult to say who is better.



* Lampshaded by Aster/Edo Phoenix (a professional duelist, the performer) in Manga/YuGiOhGX during his duel against Jaden/Judai; he states that everyone can win a duel, but he's a professional, and his task is to grasp victory while giving his audience a good show, cue to him feigning to have taken game-ending damage only to make a powerful comeback and winning just after that.

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* Lampshaded by Aster/Edo Phoenix (a professional duelist, the performer) in Manga/YuGiOhGX ''Manga/YuGiOhGX'' during his duel against Jaden/Judai; he states that everyone can win a duel, but he's a professional, and his task is to grasp victory while giving his audience a good show, cue to him feigning to have taken game-ending damage only to make a powerful comeback and winning just after that.
8th Aug '16 2:21:10 AM movie007
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* Music/BluesMusic (Performer) versus Music/{{Jazz}} (Technician)

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* Music/BluesMusic {{Blues}} (Performer) versus Music/{{Jazz}} {{Jazz}} (Technician)
8th Aug '16 2:18:56 AM movie007
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* Music/{{Blues}} (Performer) verses Music/{{Jazz}} (Technician)

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* Music/{{Blues}} Music/BluesMusic (Performer) verses versus Music/{{Jazz}} (Technician)
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