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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.
31st Dec '16 9:09:43 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]]) and goes from [[{{Jerkass}} intolerable ass]] to [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold tolerable ass]]. They usually never measure up in a crisis and ofttimes end up sacrificing their lives (RedemptionEqualsDeath) so everybody else can have CharacterDevelopment. Frequently a {{Foil}} for the hero, showing what [[ForWantOfANail he could have become]]. Usually begins the series [[PrivilegedRival with a leg up]] on TheHero.

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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]]) and goes going from [[{{Jerkass}} intolerable ass]] to [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold tolerable ass]]. They usually never measure up in a crisis and ofttimes end up sacrificing their lives (RedemptionEqualsDeath) so everybody else can have CharacterDevelopment. Frequently a {{Foil}} for the hero, showing who's ultimately NotSoDifferent. Often they show what the [[ForWantOfANail he hero could have become]]. Usually begins the series [[PrivilegedRival with become]] if fate was just a leg up]] on TheHero.
little bit different. The Rival can be considered an antagonist version of TheLancer.



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]].

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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]].
10th Dec '16 6:18:35 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/TheScarletCitadel'', ConanTheBarbarian rescues Pelias, rival to EvilSorcerer Tsotha-lanti.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/TheScarletCitadel'', ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian rescues Pelias, rival to EvilSorcerer Tsotha-lanti.
8th Dec '16 3:47:22 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/White_Magician_Pikeru White Magician Pikeru]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ebon_Magician_Curran Ebon Magician Curran]] are supposed to be rivals. The two are even shown fighting on the Trap Card [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/A_Rival_Appears! A Rival Appears]].
** Possibly the case with [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Alchemic_Magician Alchemic Magician]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Slacker_Magician Slacker Magician]] too, given the situation on [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Xyz_Tribalrivals this card]], although in their case it seems to be a FriendlyRivalry.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game, ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'':
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[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/White_Magician_Pikeru White Magician Pikeru]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ebon_Magician_Curran Ebon Magician Curran]] are supposed to be rivals. The two are even shown fighting on the Trap Card [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/A_Rival_Appears! A Rival Appears]].
** Possibly the case with ''Master Guide 4'' confirms that [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Alchemic_Magician Alchemic Magician]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Slacker_Magician Slacker Magician]] too, are both rivals and [[FriendlyRivalry best friends]], given the situation on [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Xyz_Tribalrivals this card]], although in their case it seems where Alchemic Magician is trying to be a FriendlyRivalry.get Slacker Magician to stop slacking.
6th Nov '16 2:25:20 PM nombretomado
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* A light-hearted comedy example can be found in the long-running "feud" between comedians [[TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] and Fred Allen. The two would frequently appear on each others shows to harass one another and trade barbs, leading to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when Jack Benny, who had taken an assumed name to appear on Allen's new game show, finds out his "big prize" is to have his pants pressed -- right then and there.

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* A light-hearted comedy example can be found in the long-running "feud" between comedians [[TheJackBennyProgram [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] and Fred Allen. The two would frequently appear on each others shows to harass one another and trade barbs, leading to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when Jack Benny, who had taken an assumed name to appear on Allen's new game show, finds out his "big prize" is to have his pants pressed -- right then and there.
27th Sep '16 3:26:10 AM Morgenthaler
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** Later after The Nostalgia Critic got humiliated by MaraWilson, she wrote on her blog that she would love to be Creator/WilWheaton to Critic's [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]].

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** Later after The Nostalgia Critic got humiliated by MaraWilson, Creator/MaraWilson, she wrote on her blog that she would love to be Creator/WilWheaton to Critic's [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]].
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