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19th Jan '17 9:12:43 PM thecarolinabull01
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* In the [[Characters/WWEDivas Divas division]], WWE is notorious for pushing performers (Wrestling/{{Sable}}, Miss Kitty, Wrestling/TrishStratus, Wrestling/{{Lita}}, Wrestling/StacyKeibler, Wrestling/TorrieWilson, Wrestling/KellyKelly) over technicians (Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}, Wrestling/MollyHolly, [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Jazz]], Wrestling/GailKim, Wrestling/BethPhoenix, [[Wrestling/NatalyaNeidheart Natalya]]). Wrestling/{{Ivory}} and [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Victoria]] are examples of ones who could go both ways.

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* In the [[Characters/WWEDivas Divas division]], WWE is notorious for pushing performers (Wrestling/{{Sable}}, Miss Kitty, Wrestling/TrishStratus, Wrestling/{{Lita}}, Wrestling/StacyKeibler, Wrestling/TorrieWilson, Wrestling/KellyKelly) over technicians (Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}, Wrestling/MollyHolly, [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Jazz]], Wrestling/GailKim, Wrestling/BethPhoenix, [[Wrestling/NatalyaNeidheart Natalya]]). Wrestling/{{Ivory}} Wrestling/{{Ivory}}, Wrestling/MickieJames and [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Victoria]] are examples of ones who could go both ways.
17th Jan '17 5:56:23 AM Jeduthun
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* In the film ''Film/FlorenceFosterJenkins'', this is ZigZagged. Florence is passionate about music, works hard at practicing, and loves to perform, but she is so GiftedlyBad that she just plain doesn't realize she has [[HollywoodToneDeaf absolutely no technical skill whatsoever]]. Ultimately she succeeds because people enjoy her performances as {{Camp}} and because she's so good natured that nobody has the heart to tell her she's terrible.
25th Dec '16 10:13:14 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* In ''Film/SevenSamurai'', the most extreme examples are quiet, hard-working perfectionist [[TheStoic Kyuzo]] and dynamic natural talent [[LargeHam Kikuchiyo]] (who's not even a samurai anyway).
25th Dec '16 3:37:58 PM SneaselSawashiro
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* Luffy and Zoro from ''Manga/OnePiece'' qualify. Luffy (the Performer) does next to no training for his techniques, and has an impressive fighting sense gained from training with his grandfather and [[spoiler: brothers]] at an early age. It's even stated in-series that his only trained move his his Gomu Gomu no Pistol, everything else he just creates on the spot. Zoro (the Technician) however is seen doing training most of the time he's at sea (when he's not sleeping or [[ButtMonkey being antagonized by Nami]]). His techniques weren't thought up as quickly, as he takes time to create them and polish them to make them stronger (though usually it's off screen when he does) and techniques like Oni Giri were made from his efforts, it also helps that he uses a fictional style that he made of his own volition. Comparatively, they are almost equal in terms of strength and combat ability with Luffy being slightly stronger than Zoro.

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* Luffy and Zoro from ''Manga/OnePiece'' qualify. Luffy (the Performer) does next to no training for his techniques, and has an impressive fighting sense gained from training with his grandfather and [[spoiler: brothers]] at an early age. It's even stated in-series that his only trained move his is his Gomu Gomu no Pistol, everything else he just creates on the spot. Zoro (the Technician) however is seen doing training most of the time he's at sea (when he's not sleeping or [[ButtMonkey being antagonized by Nami]]). His techniques weren't thought up as quickly, as he takes time to create them and polish them to make them stronger (though usually it's off screen when he does) and techniques like Oni Giri were made from his efforts, it also helps that he uses a fictional style that he made of his own volition. Comparatively, they are almost equal in terms of strength and combat ability with Luffy being slightly stronger than Zoro.



* Franchise/SonictheHedgehog: Sonic(Performer) and Knuckles(Technician). Sonic has greater agility and speed and always tries to be as much of a show off possible when he engages his foes, fitting his laid-back and smarmy attitude. Knuckles is focused on his strength and power and is a skilled martial artist with various techniques at his disposal, being a descendant of a warrior race. Who's the better fighter is something of a debate between the two themselves, but they're generally considered equals.

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* Franchise/SonictheHedgehog: Sonic(Performer) Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog: Sonic (Performer) and Knuckles(Technician).Knuckles (Technician). Sonic has greater agility and speed and always tries to be as much of a show off possible when he engages his foes, fitting his laid-back and smarmy attitude. Knuckles is focused on his strength and power and is a skilled martial artist with various techniques at his disposal, being a descendant of a warrior race. Who's the better fighter is something of a debate between the two themselves, but they're generally considered equals.
22nd Dec '16 3:22:57 PM Nautilus1
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-->''From first to last, the Third Reich was spectacular, gripping theater. That is what it was intended to be'' - '''Modris Eksteins'''
8th Dec '16 2:27:20 PM Philweasel
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* There's something of this dynamic going on between Apple White and Raven Queen in EverAfterHigh, made clearest in 'Way Too Wonderland' where Apple White is noted as being better at [[SmartPeoplePlayChess chess]], while Raven is better at dancing. Apple White is also president of the Student Council, a A+ student and the most popular girl in school, yet she's also rigid, inflexible and obsessed with tradition. Raven is absolutely none of those things, yet her creativity, imagination and ambition make her far more effective in a crisis.
6th Dec '16 4:49:08 PM VoxAquila
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* In political campaigns, it often comes down to a charismatic candidate with a voice and a vision, against a more reserved individual who focuses on in the nitty-gritty of policies. Often as not, the candidate who cultivates a stronger gut reaction from voters will win the election. JohnFKennedy vs RichardNixon is a fairly famous example.
30th Nov '16 2:41:13 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''Literature/TheWorstWitch''
** The TV series plays this up more than the books with Ethel and Mildred. Ethel is an AcademicAlphaBitch who has a natural affinity for studying and becoming top of the class. Mildred however is very bad at the school environment but is a PluckyGirl with a great imagination - which pays off whenever the school faces threats from Wicked Witches. Mildred's imagination and quick thinking usually saves the day. Miss Cackle likewise gives a speech in the first episode about spellcasting that the right words aren't as important as the right feeling - meaning that witchcraft in this case favours the 'Performer' school.
** Also in regards to Witches vs Wizards in general. Witches are the Technicians - with magic being used more for practical purposes - and they cast spells entirely through their intelligence. Wizards are the Performers - they're far flashier and more flamboyant in how they cast magic - and they do so by use of a big impressive staff.
* ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' discusses this in an episode with a literal [[TheMuse Muse]]. When Paige feels annoyed that she can't get her paintings exactly perfect, the muse says "art isn't about perfection; it's about expression."
30th Nov '16 11:02:03 AM jedibob5
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** Music/{{Metallica}}: Kirk Hammett (Technician) vs. James Hetfield (Performer)
25th Nov '16 1:25:35 PM nombretomado
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* Zuko and Azula in ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'' represent this with their different firbending styles, as befitting their SiblingYinYang[=/=]RedOniBlueOni personalities. Zuko uses showy fire attacks and a lot of jumping, kicks and flips, whereas Azula's fire and movements are tightly controlled, economical and directed.

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* Zuko and Azula in ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'' ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' represent this with their different firbending styles, as befitting their SiblingYinYang[=/=]RedOniBlueOni personalities. Zuko uses showy fire attacks and a lot of jumping, kicks and flips, whereas Azula's fire and movements are tightly controlled, economical and directed.
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