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18th May '17 7:51:54 AM nmn3r3
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* All three of the main visual novels of the Franchise/DanganRonpa series has at least one of these.
** [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa The first game]] has Byakuya Togami. He's a {{Jerkass}} [[BlueBlood Aristocrat]] who admits to being able to kill someone at any time but he is very useful to Makoto Naegi in the invesitigations.
** VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 has [[spoiler: Nagito Komaeda]]. He is a [[LoveFreak hope freak]] with a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality bizarre morality]] finding ''everything'' done for the sake of "hope" to be okay in his eyes even if it includes having people be murdered.
** VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 has Kokichi Oma. He is a CardCarryingVillain who admits to being a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[ConsummateLiar liar]] that runs a NebulousEvilOrganisation. He is also a huge {{Troll}} to the point where he [[spoiler: faked his own death]].

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* All three of the main visual novels of the Franchise/DanganRonpa ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' series has at least one of these.
these as part of the main PowerTrio. Each of them are very useful in the investigations and trials, but have conflicting viewpoints with the rest of the cast, especially with their respective protagonists.
** [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa The first game]] has Byakuya Togami. He's a {{Jerkass}} [[BlueBlood Aristocrat]] who admits to being able intending to kill someone and win the killing game at any time the first chance he gets. His arrogance and LackOfEmpathy make him unpopular, not that he cares, but he is very useful he's forced to Makoto concede that Naegi in the invesitigations.
and Kirigiri get more results than he does.
** VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has [[spoiler: Nagito Komaeda]]. He is a [[LoveFreak hope freak]] with a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality bizarre morality]] morality]], finding ''everything'' done for the sake of "hope" to be okay in his eyes even if it includes having people be murdered.
murdered. He's quite fond of challenging Hinata in the trials, because he wants to see if Hinata's hope is stronger than the murderer's.
** VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' has Kokichi Oma. He is a CardCarryingVillain who admits to being a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[ConsummateLiar liar]] that runs a NebulousEvilOrganisation. He is also a huge {{Troll}} to Unlike the point where he [[spoiler: faked first two rivals, Oma actually is on Saihara's side, but is constantly frustrated with the rest of the cast, and [[GenghisGambit makes himself an antagonistic force to make them all focus]]. He just has way too much fun doing so, and [[{{Troll}} gleefully pisses everyone off with his own death]].jokes and pranks]].
20th Mar '17 2:59:29 PM Yukianesa
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': A big part of why the Horus Heresy happened was down to feuds between the primarchs. Most famously, Perturabo of the Iron Warriors, who ''despised'' Rogal Dorn of the Imperial Fists. Both legions were siege specialists, but the latter got the privilege of being asked to design the Emperor's Palace while Perturabo and his legion were pigeon-holed into digging trenches and garrisoning planets, with no glory and no thanks. When Horus turned traitor, Perturabo followed him, and took great delight in destroying what their rivals built.
7th Mar '17 12:05:00 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* Orson Krennic and Wilhuff Tarkin are this in ''Film/RogueOne'' at first, but this firmly escalates into EvilerThanThou territory when Tarkin fires the ''Death Star Superlaser'' onto Scarif, simply for the purpose of killing Krennic, and in the process also kills thousands of imperial personnel and destroying a small chunk of the planet.
21st Feb '17 9:31:25 AM Kakai
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* Gabriel Lightwood presumably to Will Herondale in ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices''. [[spoiler:They gradually learn to respect each other in ''The Clockwork Princess''. Will doesn't have much of a choice, his younger sister ends up marrying Gabriel.]]

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* Gabriel Lightwood presumably to Will Herondale in ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices''. [[spoiler:They gradually learn to respect each other in ''The Clockwork Princess''. Will doesn't have much of a choice, as his younger sister ends up marrying Gabriel.]]]]
* Iseult to her mother's other student in ''Literature/TheWitchlands''. The other girl is a perfect Truthwitch and Iseult can't catch up, causing her to dislike the student a lot more than she admits she should.
6th Feb '17 10:49:30 AM weirdfantasy
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* Aubrey James ''should'' be this to ''Film/StrokerAce'', but Stroker cares so little that Aubrey might as well be rival to a brick wall. It avoids UnknownRival status since Stroker will occasionally acknowledge this thing with Aubrey and take potshots at him when he can remember at ''least'' Aubrey's number ([[RunningGag remembering Aubrey's name is out of the question]]).
19th Jan '17 1:14:49 PM MummyGaGa
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* All three of the main visual novels of the Franchise/DanganRonpa series has at least one of these.
** [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa The first game]] has Byakuya Togami. He's a {{Jerkass}} [[BlueBlood Aristocrat]] who admits to being able to kill someone at any time but he is very useful to Makoto Naegi in the invesitigations.
** VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 has [[spoiler: Nagito Komaeda]]. He is a [[LoveFreak hope freak]] with a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality bizarre morality]] finding ''everything'' done for the sake of "hope" to be okay in his eyes even if it includes having people be murdered.
** VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 has Kokichi Oma. He is a CardCarryingVillain who admits to being a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[ConsummateLiar liar]] that runs a NebulousEvilOrganisation. He is also a huge {{Troll}} to the point where he [[spoiler: faked his own death]].
8th Jan '17 10:44:10 AM Outis
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*Each episode of ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' takes the form of a character's statement to the Magnus Institute, a paranormal research organisation, usually read by Jonathan the archivist. The episode "Skintight" has Jonathan record a statement directly from its subject, the producer of an online ParanormalInvestigation show, but it takes the two of them a while to get started as they scathingly argue about their respective organisations' methods and credibility.
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7th Jan '17 6:44:37 AM contrafanxxx
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* Iceman for Maverick in ''Film/TopGun'', who doesn't like Maverick's habit of abandoning his wingmen. Ice wins the Top Gun trophy, but Mav eventually earns his respect [[spoiler: in the FinalBattle when he at last learns to never abandon his wingman thereby saving Iceman's ass]].
31st Dec '16 10:17:45 PM Galacton
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They may begin the series [[PrivilegedRival with a leg up]] on TheHero which is often the catalyst for the hero's character development as their desire to best the rival inspires them to improve themselves, which may in turn inspire the rival to do the same once he finally meets someone who [[DefeatEarnsRespect gives him a challenge]] or worse subject him to an EmbarrassingRescue after surpassing him.

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They may begin the series [[PrivilegedRival with a leg up]] on TheHero which is often the catalyst for the hero's character development as their desire to best the rival inspires them to improve themselves, which may in turn inspire the rival to do the same once he finally meets someone who [[DefeatEarnsRespect [[DefeatMeansRespect gives him a challenge]] or worse subject him to an EmbarrassingRescue after surpassing him.
31st Dec '16 10:16:57 PM Galacton
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The grim, volatile foe of the protagonist, who, through a series of inexplicable events up to and including attempted murder, gains grudging respect for said hero/heroine (and may [[IWasJustPassingThrough even save them]]) going from [[{{Jerkass}} intolerable ass]] to [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold tolerable ass]]. Frequently a {{Foil}} for the hero, who's ultimately NotSoDifferent. Often they show what the [[ForWantOfANail hero could have become]] if fate was just a little bit different. The Rival can be considered an antagonist version of TheLancer.

If fate is unkind, they may be the ButtMonkey version, the UnknownRival. If they start out as an AloofAlly, a HeelFaceTurn can be expected somewhere down the line, although this alignment change will be [[ReformedButNotTamed partial]]. Occasionally, a regular villain might go through a similar process and become a FriendlyEnemy.

Usually begins the series [[PrivilegedRival with a leg up]] on TheHero. Often subject to an EmbarrassingRescue. Might [[RivalTurnedEvil turn evil]]. On the other hand, the rival might develop a [[FriendlyRivalry genuine friendship]] with the hero, in which case expect [[RivalsTeamUp much awesome from their inevitable team-up]]. If the character in question is also a [[RebelliousSpirit bit of a rebel]], then expect some [[RebelRelaxation bad posture and a tendency to lean against things]].

Compare with the ArchEnemy and SitcomArchNemesis, which may or may not overlap and TheLancer, with a similar personality but on the side of TheHero. Could be one of the OpposedMentors. See also FandomRivalry.

Contrasts with FriendlyRivalry.

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The grim, volatile foe of the protagonist, who, through a series of inexplicable events up to and including attempted murder, gains grudging respect for said hero/heroine (and may [[IWasJustPassingThrough even save them]]) going from [[{{Jerkass}} intolerable ass]] to [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold tolerable ass]]. Frequently a {{Foil}} for the hero, who's ultimately NotSoDifferent. Often they show what the [[ForWantOfANail hero could have become]] if fate was just a little bit different. The Rival can be considered an antagonist version of TheLancer.

If fate is unkind, they may be might [[RivalTurnedEvil turn evil]]. On the ButtMonkey version, other hand, the UnknownRival. If they start out as an AloofAlly, rival might develop a [[FriendlyRivalry genuine friendship]] with the hero and perform a HeelFaceTurn can be expected somewhere down the line, although this alignment change will be line. If he is forced to [[EnemyMine team up]] with the hero over a common threat expect [[RivalsTeamUp much awesomeness to ensue]].

They may begin the series [[PrivilegedRival with a leg up]] on TheHero which is often the catalyst for the hero's character development as their desire to best the rival inspires them to improve themselves, which may in turn inspire the rival to do the same once he finally meets someone who [[DefeatEarnsRespect gives him a challenge]] or worse subject him to an EmbarrassingRescue after surpassing him.

Even if they
[[ReformedButNotTamed partial]].never]] perform a full HeelFaceTurn they may develop into an AloofAlly who is primarily concerned with being stronger than the hero, and since they see themselves as TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou this means they will oppose other antagonists attempts to kill the hero. Occasionally, a regular villain might go through a similar process and become a FriendlyEnemy.

Usually begins In the series [[PrivilegedRival with a leg up]] on TheHero. Often subject to an EmbarrassingRescue. Might [[RivalTurnedEvil turn evil]]. On event that the other hand, rivalry is one sided they are the rival might develop a [[FriendlyRivalry genuine friendship]] with the hero, in which case expect [[RivalsTeamUp much awesome from their inevitable team-up]]. If the character in question is also a [[RebelliousSpirit bit of a rebel]], then expect some [[RebelRelaxation bad posture and a tendency to lean against things]].

UnknownRival.

Compare with the ArchEnemy and SitcomArchNemesis, which may or may not overlap and overlap. TheLancer, with a is similar in personality but on the same side of TheHero.as TheHero, TheRival may turn into TheLancer and vice versa through character development. Could be one of the OpposedMentors. See also FandomRivalry.

Contrasts with FriendlyRivalry.
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