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19th Jun '17 8:25:22 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** While we're here, let's also bring up the Bogard brothers. Andy is a serious-minded and very focused individual who strives to be a well-rounded fighter while Terry has a more lax attitude, just looking for a good match and relying on his natural talents. Unfortunately this puts Andy into a HardWorkHardlyWorks situation because in addition to being the "performer" of their duo, Terry is also ''the better fighter''. Andy's efforts to become a great fighter are surpassed by Terry's pragmatic and naturalistic fighting style, which can leave him a bit down on himself.

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** While we're here, let's also bring up the The Bogard brothers.brothers, too. Andy is a serious-minded and very focused individual who strives to be a well-rounded fighter while Terry has a more lax attitude, just looking for a good match and relying on his natural talents. Unfortunately this puts Andy into a HardWorkHardlyWorks situation because in addition to being the "performer" of their duo, Terry is also ''the better fighter''. Andy's efforts to become a great fighter are surpassed by Terry's pragmatic and naturalistic fighting style, which can leave him a bit down on himself.himself despite his affection and respect for his older brother.


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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', the siblings Luthier and Delthea fit in very well. Delthea is the performer who is naturally gifted with magic, but doesn't really care to refine herself since not only she's BrilliantButLazy, but simply is ''not'' interested and [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to have a normal life]]. Luthier, on the other hand, is the hardworking technician who is not particularly exceptional, but works very hard to get as good with magic as he is. [[spoiler: In the end Delthea seals her power away and is HappilyMarried to a high-ranked nobleman, while Luthier continues to travel and study magic.]]
6th Jun '17 12:16:27 AM LtFedora
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* The rivalry between Bob Belcher and Jimmy Pesto in ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', with Bob as the performer and Jimmy as the technician. Bob may not be a good restauranteur, with his restaurant always on the verge of closing, but he is an amazing burger cook and frequently gets praise from professional chefs. Jimmy, on the other hand, is a great businessman who runs his pizzeria like a well-oiled machine, but he's a terrible chef as eating his own burger once drove him to tears by how bad it was.
13th May '17 11:44:27 PM Tapol
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* Creator/GeorgeLucas and Creator/StevenSpielberg. When making the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' films, it was clear to all involved that Lucas was more invested in getting the technical details right, and crafting an emotionally resonant story was almost an afterthought; his constant revisions of the original trilogy has born this out. Spielberg, while a gifted technician in his own right, is chiefly interested in pulling out all the stops to [[TearJerker wrench]] [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming the emotions]] of his audience. Their collaborations on ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' shows both their approaches at work.

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* Creator/GeorgeLucas and Creator/StevenSpielberg. When making the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' films, it was clear to all involved that Lucas was more invested in getting the technical details right, and crafting an emotionally resonant story was almost an afterthought; through editing in post-production more than from the actors' performances on set; his constant revisions of the original trilogy has born this out. Spielberg, while a gifted technician in his own right, is chiefly interested in pulling out all the stops to [[TearJerker wrench]] [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming the emotions]] of his audience. Their collaborations on ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' shows both their approaches at work.
6th May '17 8:21:05 PM Yukianesa
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** From a more meta perspective, there's making a character to fit an interesting concept or theme with perhaps less-than-optimal performance (Performer) vs. making a character that mechanically is as powerful as possible with roleplaying and story taking a backseat (Technician).
24th Apr '17 6:58:55 PM nombretomado
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* Yuri and Flynn's fighting styles in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' can be distinguished in this way, as discussed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixyiu7Qizds here]]. In story, the explanation is given that they were trained in the same style but while Flynn perfected his skills, Yuri chose to add his own flair, causing them to diverge. Gameplay-wise, this maifests as Flynn using many of the classic ''TalesSeries'' sword artes with sharp, precise movements, while Yuri moves in a flashier, more fluid way and combines original artes with variations on the classics.

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* Yuri and Flynn's fighting styles in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' can be distinguished in this way, as discussed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixyiu7Qizds here]]. In story, the explanation is given that they were trained in the same style but while Flynn perfected his skills, Yuri chose to add his own flair, causing them to diverge. Gameplay-wise, this maifests as Flynn using many of the classic ''TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' sword artes with sharp, precise movements, while Yuri moves in a flashier, more fluid way and combines original artes with variations on the classics.
22nd Apr '17 5:42:31 PM bryancrain88
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* [[LeParkour Parkour]] (which emphasizes efficiency) versus freerunning (which emphasizes aesthetics).
16th Apr '17 7:40:36 AM MagBas
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* ''Manga/IronWokJan'' twists this trope with Kiriko Gobancho and Jan Akiyama. Jan, the JerkAss AntiHero, is an inverted Performer in that he cooks to deliberately earn the hatred and disgust of the audience -- to make the victory of his cuisine all the sweeter. And yet he admits that he cooks mostly because it's all that his grandfather [[TrainingFromHell taught him how to do]] before dying, and mostly seems to feel a professional pride about what he went through hell to learn. Kiriko's ideals are that "cooking is about heart"; although she's the HeirToTheDojo, she only became a cook because she wanted to, she taught herself most of what she knows, and she always tries to keep the customers and their desires in mind when she cooks. However, she is definitely a much more deliberate, no-nonsense chef than Jan. The two are both portrayed as equals in skill -- if only because Kiriko is [[TheRival the only thing keeping Jan from being a]] JerkSue.

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* ''Manga/IronWokJan'' twists this trope with Kiriko Gobancho and Jan Akiyama. Jan, the JerkAss AntiHero, is an inverted Performer in that he cooks to deliberately earn the hatred and disgust of the audience -- to make the victory of his cuisine all the sweeter. And yet he admits that he cooks mostly because it's all that his grandfather [[TrainingFromHell taught him how to do]] before dying, and mostly seems to feel a professional pride about what he went through hell to learn. Kiriko's ideals are that "cooking is about heart"; although she's the HeirToTheDojo, she only became a cook because she wanted to, she taught herself most of what she knows, and she always tries to keep the customers and their desires in mind when she cooks. However, she is definitely a much more deliberate, no-nonsense chef than Jan. The two are both portrayed as equals in skill -- if only because Kiriko is [[TheRival the only thing keeping Jan from being a]] JerkSue.skill.
9th Apr '17 5:46:30 PM Eievie
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->''"I don't play accurately—anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for life."''

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->''"I don't play accurately—anyone accurately--anyone can play accurately - but accurately--but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for life."''
9th Apr '17 5:43:59 PM Eievie
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* During most of ''Series/DanceAcademy'', Abigail Armstrong is a fantastic technical dancer, but is said to be "very cold". Her rival, and the protagonist, Tara Webster, is not nearly as technically proficient (even having to start her time at the Academy relearning the basics) but is far more of a performer and wins a few solos due to this.

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* During most of ''Series/DanceAcademy'', Abigail Armstrong is a ''Series/DanceAcademy'' explores and partially deconstructs this trope with Tara and Abigail's ongoing rivalry. Abigail--rival and sometimes antagonist--is the Technician: fantastic technical dancer, but is said to be "very cold". Her rival, and Tara--the heroine--is the protagonist, Tara Webster, is Performer not nearly as technically proficient (even having to start her time at the Academy relearning the basics) but earnest and emotive. As a show about dance, ''Dance Academy'' also explores the topic of physical potential: Tara has an idea body type for ballet, and Abigail doesn't. Originally the Technician Vs Performer trope is far played very straight, with the narrative being in Tara's favor--she's the protagonist. But as the show wears on, it explores the other side, developing Abigail's characters as a DefrostingIceQueen, showing her more sympathetically. The trope is eventually deconstructed, exploring the heartache Abigail experiences--she works ''so hard'', sometimes pushing herself past the point of a performer and wins a few solos due to this.what's healthy, all because she ''desperately'' wants it, but in contrast with naturals like Tara, that's only barely enough.
4th Apr '17 3:02:37 PM ScrewySqrl
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* In the TV series of ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' Diana Cavendish and Akko Kagari are the Technician and Performer, respectively. Diana comes from a long, well known, powerful family. At a Festival in episode 13, she pulls off a powerful summoning, copying parts of the performance of Shiny Chariot, an entertainer witch from a decade ago. Her skill wows the crowd. But Akko, who has very little skill (she's only been using magc for maybe a couple months at this point)and can't do anything well, puts on a dazzling performance, using her inability to do things perfectly to instead make silly shapeshifts, eliciting laughs from everyone, even those who comment in just how bad her shapeshifting skill is, and wins the crowd. Diana's performance, while technically perfect, is sterile and cold in comparison.

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* In the TV series of ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' Diana Cavendish and Akko Kagari are the Technician and Performer, respectively. Diana comes from a long, well known, powerful family. At a Festival in episode 13, she pulls off a powerful summoning, copying parts of the performance of Shiny Chariot, an entertainer witch from a decade ago. Her skill wows the crowd. But Akko, who has very little skill (she's only been using magc for maybe a couple months at this point)and point) and can't do anything well, but wants magic to to be ''fun'', puts on a dazzling performance, using her inability to do things perfectly to instead make silly shapeshifts, eliciting laughs from everyone, even those who comment in just how bad her shapeshifting skill is, and wins the crowd. Diana's performance, while technically perfect, is sterile and cold in comparison.
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