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15th Sep '16 2:44:53 PM Vir
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** The second group is the previous generation of Guardians, better known as [[InSeriesNickname CHYKN]] after [[TheNickname Hay Lin]] [[FunWithAcronyms put their initials together]] as she had done with her own group ("Better witches than chicken"), that [[FallenHero Nerissa]] recruited to fight the protagonists. Of course, for her to pull that off, she ended up having to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy capture and brainwash]] two of her former allies (Kadma and Halinor), create an Altermare of the one who resisted her brainwashing and brainwash ''that'' (Yan Lin, which led to her granddaughter Hay Lin's HeroicBSOD) and resurrect and brainwash the fourth [[spoiler: whom she killed many years ago]], (Cassidy). While technically stronger than WITCH because they had two {{Amplifier Artifact}}s to their one, CHYKN was ineffective due the mind control reducing their intelligence, making them reliant on Nerissa and screwed if she was distracted. Nerissa changed tactics after they suffered a CurbStompBattle and later used them to attack WITCH when they were split up and not transformed, and had to put them inside the Seal of Nerissa for the rest of the season when they managed to throw off the brainwashing.

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** The second group is the previous generation of Guardians, better known as [[InSeriesNickname CHYKN]] after [[TheNickname [[TheNicknamer Hay Lin]] [[FunWithAcronyms put their initials together]] as she had done with her own group ("Better witches than chicken"), that [[FallenHero Nerissa]] recruited to fight the protagonists. Of course, for her to pull that off, she ended up having to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy capture and brainwash]] two of her former allies (Kadma and Halinor), create an Altermare of the one who resisted her brainwashing and brainwash ''that'' (Yan Lin, which led to her granddaughter Hay Lin's HeroicBSOD) and resurrect and brainwash the fourth [[spoiler: whom she killed many years ago]], (Cassidy). While technically stronger than WITCH because they had two {{Amplifier Artifact}}s to their one, CHYKN was ineffective due the mind control reducing their intelligence, making them reliant on Nerissa and screwed if she was distracted. Nerissa changed tactics after they suffered a CurbStompBattle and later used them to attack WITCH when they were split up and not transformed, and had to put them inside the Seal of Nerissa for the rest of the season when they managed to throw off the brainwashing.
4th Sep '16 1:04:29 AM merotoker
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** The first season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' featured two evil counterparts to the original Rangers. The first time in "A Bad Reflection on You" (which was an adaptation of a ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' episode) featured putties which [[CostumeCopycat took on the Rangers' appearances in order to tarnish their reputation]]. The second time, in "Mighty Morphin Mutants" (which used so-called "[[FanNickname Zyu2]]" footage and didn't happen in sentai), were straightforward evil counterparts to each of the Rangers (including the Green Ranger) and a MonsterOfTheWeek named Commander Crayfish, who served as a stand-in to the Red Ranger. Thanks to a certain GagDub by MyWayEntertainment, this second episode is well known for naming this group "Gangsta Crizzab and the Grayside Gang".

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** The first season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' featured two evil counterparts to the original Rangers. The first time in "A Bad Reflection on You" (which was an adaptation of a ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' episode) featured putties which [[CostumeCopycat took on the Rangers' appearances in order to tarnish their reputation]]. The second time, in "Mighty Morphin Mutants" (which used so-called "[[FanNickname Zyu2]]" footage and didn't happen in sentai), were straightforward evil counterparts to each of the Rangers (including the Green Ranger) and a MonsterOfTheWeek named Commander Crayfish, who served as a stand-in to the Red Ranger. Thanks to a certain GagDub by MyWayEntertainment, WebVideo/MyWayEntertainment, this second episode is well known for naming this group "Gangsta Crizzab and the Grayside Gang".



** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' had a monster suck the Rangers into a pocket dimension with bad Time Force Rangers. For the first time since the originals (which ''had'' to be indentical to smear the real Rangers) we don't have any tells that let you know which is which.[[note]]The Mutant Rangers still had Putty hands and feet and their weapons looked like non-Rangerized versions of the Rangers' weapons, the Shadow Rangers had de-colorized helmets, the Psycho Rangers were all-new designs, and the Cyborg Rangers had visible remote control receivers.[[/note]] They also lived up to being every bit as strong as the originals for once. They had to break the MonsterOfTheWeek's pocket dimension to get away from them. For all we know, evil Time Force Rangers still wander some forgotten zone of reality.

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** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' had a monster suck the Rangers into a pocket dimension with bad Time Force Rangers. For the first time since the originals (which ''had'' to be indentical identical to smear the real Rangers) we don't have any tells that let you know which is which.[[note]]The Mutant Rangers still had Putty hands and feet and their weapons looked like non-Rangerized versions of the Rangers' weapons, the Shadow Rangers had de-colorized helmets, the Psycho Rangers were all-new designs, and the Cyborg Rangers had visible remote control receivers.[[/note]] They also lived up to being every bit as strong as the originals for once. They had to break the MonsterOfTheWeek's pocket dimension to get away from them. For all we know, evil Time Force Rangers still wander some forgotten zone of reality.



** ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' has Basco, able to create clones of any past Ranger via Ranger Keys; he has all the SixthRanger keys before Gokai Silver shows up. The final round with Basco has him [[spoiler: steal the Gokai Galleon and use the Gokaigers' own keys.]] TheMovie (one of 'em) also has '''all''' the Ranger Keys stolen by ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'' BigBad the Black Cross Fuhrer (now the Black Cross King.) The Gokaigers and Goseigers have to fight dupes of every other Ranger ever.

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** ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' has Basco, able to create clones of any past Ranger via Ranger Keys; he has all the SixthRanger keys before Gokai Silver shows up. The final round with Basco has him [[spoiler: steal the Gokai Galleon and use the Gokaigers' own keys.]] keys]]. TheMovie (one of 'em) also has '''all''' the Ranger Keys stolen by ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'' BigBad the Black Cross Fuhrer (now the Black Cross King.) The Gokaigers and Goseigers have to fight dupes of every other Ranger ever.



** Irvine and Locus are {{Bishounen}} NobleDemon characters who are obvious counterparts to two nobles (literally and figuratively) on Guts' side, Serpico and Roderick

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** Irvine and Locus are {{Bishounen}} {{Bishonen}} NobleDemon characters who are obvious counterparts to two nobles (literally and figuratively) on Guts' side, Serpico and Roderick



** ''Anime/DigimonSavers''' Bio-Hybrids, possibly in a TakeThat to the much-despised [[HenshinHero Spirit Evolution]] from the above series (which was almost a FranchiseKiller). Kouki to Marcus (both are HotBlooded fighters, but Kouki takes it all the way to sadistic BloodKnight)and Nanami to Thomas (both {{Teen Genius}}es, but Nanami considers herself superior to all others because of it).

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** ''Anime/DigimonSavers''' Bio-Hybrids, possibly in a TakeThat to the much-despised [[HenshinHero Spirit Evolution]] from the above series (which was almost a FranchiseKiller). Kouki to Marcus (both are HotBlooded fighters, but Kouki takes it all the way to sadistic BloodKnight)and BloodKnight) and Nanami to Thomas (both {{Teen Genius}}es, but Nanami considers herself superior to all others because of it).



** Hibari faces Gola Mosca... but since Hibari's defining characteristic is being a complete WildCard, [[spoiler:the match is [[CurbStompBattle over in seconds]], and he moves on to challenge the opposing team's leader without batting an eyelid; the leader chooses this moment to reveal that this was all part of his {{plan}}, and the entire tournament threatens to devolve into utter chaos.]]
** Finally, Tsuna himself is, naturally, paired up against the opposing team's leader, both flame users and rightful heirs to the Vongola Family, in a match designed to showcase their leadership philosophies. [[spoiler:Except that Xanxus is not a rightful heir, which is revealed when he ''won'']].

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** Hibari faces Gola Mosca... but since Hibari's defining characteristic is being a complete WildCard, [[spoiler:the match is [[CurbStompBattle over in seconds]], and he moves on to challenge the opposing team's leader without batting an eyelid; the leader chooses this moment to reveal that this was all part of his {{plan}}, and the entire tournament threatens to devolve into utter chaos.]]
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** Finally, Tsuna himself is, naturally, paired up against the opposing team's leader, both flame users and rightful heirs to the Vongola Family, in a match designed to showcase their leadership philosophies. [[spoiler:Except that Xanxus is not a rightful heir, which is revealed when he ''won'']].''won''.]]



* The Garuru Platoon from ''Manga/SgtFrog''. Giroro's counterpart is [[AloofBigBrother Garuru]], Dororo's counterpart is [[UnknownRival Zoruru]], Kururu's counterpart is Tororo, Tamama's counterpart is Taruru, and Keroro's counterpart is [[spoiler: a child-aged clone of himself from before he met Fuyuki and Natsumi.]]

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* The Garuru Platoon from ''Manga/SgtFrog''. Giroro's counterpart is [[AloofBigBrother Garuru]], Dororo's counterpart is [[UnknownRival Zoruru]], Kururu's counterpart is Tororo, Tamama's counterpart is Taruru, and Keroro's counterpart is [[spoiler: a child-aged clone of himself from before he met Fuyuki and Natsumi.]]Natsumi]].



*** Osborn later revived the Dark Avengers concept with a new team featuring Skaar, Son of Hulk (The Hulk/Red Hulk); Hawkeye's brother Trickshot (Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}, duh); The Gorgon, Wolverine's deadliest enemy ({{Wolverine}}); Ragnarok, the infamous robotic clone of Thor (Comicbook/TheMightyThor); Ai Apaec, a sinister sort of arachnid god (Franchise/SpiderMan); June Covington, a deranged geneticist Osborn met in prison (ComicBook/ScarletWitch); and Superia, a StrawFeminist MadScientist with super strength (Comicbook/MsMarvel). Norman himself becomes the new [[AllYourPowersCombined Super-Adoptoid]], making him the only Dark Avenger without any real analogue. [[spoiler:Skaar turns out to subvert his role, being Captain America's [[TheMole Mole]] in the team.]]

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*** Osborn later revived the Dark Avengers concept with a new team featuring Skaar, Son of Hulk (The Hulk/Red Hulk); Hawkeye's brother Trickshot (Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}, duh); The Gorgon, Wolverine's deadliest enemy ({{Wolverine}}); (ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}); Ragnarok, the infamous robotic clone of Thor (Comicbook/TheMightyThor); Ai Apaec, a sinister sort of arachnid god (Franchise/SpiderMan); June Covington, a deranged geneticist Osborn met in prison (ComicBook/ScarletWitch); and Superia, a StrawFeminist MadScientist with super strength (Comicbook/MsMarvel). Norman himself becomes the new [[AllYourPowersCombined Super-Adoptoid]], making him the only Dark Avenger without any real analogue. [[spoiler:Skaar turns out to subvert his role, being Captain America's [[TheMole Mole]] in the team.]]



* ''Infinity War'', the sequel to ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' took this trope for all it was worth by creating an entire army comprised of evil counterparts of nearly all the MarvelComics heroes at the time.

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* ''Infinity War'', the sequel to ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' took this trope for all it was worth by creating an entire army comprised of evil counterparts of nearly all the MarvelComics Franchise/MarvelUniverse heroes at the time.



* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15353/inner-glory Inner Glory]] has the reflections of the Lost World. They are Lustrous Revolt, (Twilight Sparkle's reflection) Spectral Slash, (Rainbow Dash's reflection) Shuddercry, (Fluttershy's reflection) Pinkamina Diane, (Pinkie Pie's reflection) and Temperament (Rarity's reflection)Jackie, (Applejack's reflection) and Thorn. (Spike's reflection) [[spoiler: But none of them are really evil, and they all make [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turns]] in the end.]]

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* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15353/inner-glory Inner Glory]] has the reflections of the Lost World. They are Lustrous Revolt, (Twilight Sparkle's reflection) Spectral Slash, (Rainbow Dash's reflection) Shuddercry, (Fluttershy's reflection) Pinkamina Diane, (Pinkie Pie's reflection) and Temperament (Rarity's reflection)Jackie, (Applejack's reflection) and Thorn. (Spike's reflection) [[spoiler: But none of them are really evil, and they all make [[HeelFaceTurn Heel {{Heel Face Turns]] Turn}}s in the end.]]



*** Baron to Duke, both are based on knights but are anything but chivalrous and while at first they appear different, Baron is an up front AntiHero while Duke is a quirky MadScientist they are both revealed to be {{Social Darwinist}}s willing to sacrifice anything to attain unlimited power.

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*** Baron to Duke, both are based on knights but are anything but chivalrous and while at first they appear different, Baron is an up front AntiHero while Duke is a quirky MadScientist they are both revealed to be {{Social Darwinist}}s [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinists]] willing to sacrifice anything to attain unlimited power.



* [[BigBad Jon Irenicus]] in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II'' is powerful enough to create a group of identical copies of your party with one spell, although they are relatively easily defeated because they lack many of the originals' more special powers.

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* [[BigBad Jon Irenicus]] in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' is powerful enough to create a group of identical copies of your party with one spell, although they are relatively easily defeated because they lack many of the originals' more special powers.
26th Aug '16 3:36:45 PM Vir
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** The Rude Noise are an evil Ninja Crow counterpart to the Pizza Cat's own Rescue Team. However they only actually took on their counterparts in one episode. In all their other appearances they directly took on the [[ThreeAmigos three main pizza cats]].

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** The Rude Noise are an evil Ninja Crow counterpart to the Pizza Cat's Cats' own Rescue Team. However However, they only actually took on their counterparts in one episode. In all their other appearances appearances, they directly took on the [[ThreeAmigos three main pizza cats]].
26th Aug '16 3:31:24 PM Vir
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* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' has the two [[LawfulEvil rule-obsessed]] demon sisters Scanty and Kneesocks, whom are also the BigBad's daughters. Respectively they battle their counterparts with {{revolvers|AreJustBetter}} and [[SinisterScythe scythes]].
* Mewtwo's Pokemon clones from the [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie first movie]]. The Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise and Pikachu clones sport markings to distinguish them from the originals but the rest all look the same. It's subverted when [[spoiler:Ash gets killed in the crossfire and their tears revive him]]. In fact the movie might count as a deconstruction of this trope.

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* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' has the two [[LawfulEvil rule-obsessed]] demon sisters Scanty and Kneesocks, whom are also the BigBad's daughters. Respectively Respectively, they battle their counterparts with {{revolvers|AreJustBetter}} and [[SinisterScythe scythes]].
* Mewtwo's Pokemon Pokémon clones from the [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie first movie]]. The Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise and Pikachu clones sport markings to distinguish them from the originals but the rest all look the same. It's subverted when [[spoiler:Ash gets killed in the crossfire and their tears revive him]]. In fact the movie might count as a deconstruction {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of this trope.
26th Aug '16 3:29:52 PM Vir
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*** Also in Dino Thunder, there was Trent's White Ranger clone that was created by one of the MOTW's just in time to take the real White Ranger's place when he turned good. He lasted for pretty much the rest of the season until Trent finally destroyed him.[[note]]The reason for this is that Trent turned good ''long'' before his counterpart Mikoto did, and they needed an excuse to use the rest of the evil white ranger fight footage.[[/note]]

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*** Also in Dino Thunder, ''Dino Thunder'', there was Trent's White Ranger clone that was created by one of the MOTW's just in time to take the real White Ranger's place when he turned good. He lasted for pretty much the rest of the season until Trent finally destroyed him.[[note]]The reason for this is that Trent turned good ''long'' before his counterpart Mikoto did, and they needed an excuse to use the rest of the evil white ranger fight footage.[[/note]]



** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' had a MonsterOfTheWeek who is capable of disguising Sledge's [[{{Mooks}} Vivix]] as the Rangers. The disguised Vivix were capable of appearing as the Rangers while morphed but not in civilian mode, and they also still couldn't speak.

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** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' had a MonsterOfTheWeek who is was capable of disguising Sledge's [[{{Mooks}} Vivix]] as the Rangers. The disguised Vivix were capable of appearing as the Rangers while morphed but not as them in civilian mode, and they also still couldn't speak.



* The [[DistaffCounterpart Rowdyruff Boys]] in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' and the Powerpunk Girls in the ComicbookAdaptation.

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* The [[DistaffCounterpart Rowdyruff Boys]] in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' and the Powerpunk Girls in the ComicbookAdaptation.ComicBookAdaptation.


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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}} Turbo FAST]]'' had FAJITA, a team of snails owned by a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Guy Fieri stand-in]] that tried to take advantages of FAST's weaknesses to outrace them. FAST used an opponent switch, except for Turbo, who beat his counterpart Fusion on his own.
20th Aug '16 4:48:41 PM finalsurvivor1
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** In a much darker version of the trope, [[spoiler:the seven Black Smiles spawned by Greg Nightmare. Ignoring the killer8 mode, there's one Smile for each Smith. Rather than being parodies or knockoffs, they're all identical and do nothing but laugh, walk up to each Smith, and blow them up in one shot. By the time you get to Garcian, everyone else is dead for good. Thankfully, Garcian can pick up Nightmare's weapon (which is revealed to actually belong to Garcian), which is the only thing capable of killing the Black Smiles and Nightmare himself]].
16th Aug '16 11:45:08 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' has a BossBattle against simalucra of Trevor, Grant and Sypha, the last of which can also resurrect the fake Trevor as a zombie. This same trio of fake vampire hunters reappears in the Nest of Evil in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin''.

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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' has a BossBattle against simalucra of Trevor, Grant and Sypha, the last of which who were Alucard's companions in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse''. The fake Sypha can also resurrect the fake Trevor as a zombie. This same trio of fake vampire hunters reappears in the Nest of Evil in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin''.
16th Aug '16 11:42:47 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' has a BossBattle against simalucra of Trevor, Grant and Sypha, the last of which can also resurrect the fake Trevor as a zombie. This same trio of fake vampire hunters reappears in the Nest of Evil in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin''.
15th Aug '16 3:26:05 PM htuttle
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* Mutons in the [[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense old]] (and [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown new]]) ''XCOM'' have been described as this, an alien SEAL Team Six to combat your own troops.
31st Jul '16 9:19:08 PM Delphi
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*** Also in Dino Thunder, there was Trent's White Ranger clone that was created by one of the MOTW's just in time to take the real White Ranger's place when he turned good. He lasted for pretty much the rest of the season until Trent finally destroyed him.

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*** Also in Dino Thunder, there was Trent's White Ranger clone that was created by one of the MOTW's just in time to take the real White Ranger's place when he turned good. He lasted for pretty much the rest of the season until Trent finally destroyed him.[[note]]The reason for this is that Trent turned good ''long'' before his counterpart Mikoto did, and they needed an excuse to use the rest of the evil white ranger fight footage.[[/note]]
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