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19th Mar '17 10:04:48 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' has a rivalry between its two main protagonists: Ryo Sakazaki (the tiger) and Robert Garcia (the dragon). In fact, the Japanese name of the series is ''Ryuuko no Ken'', or "Fist of the Dragon/Tiger". Their stances occasionally reflect their animal motifs, and they share a super move, the Ryuuko Ranbu ("Dragon and Tiger's Rebellious Dance"), that refers to the rivalry in its name. Ironically, Ryo is called the "Invincible Dragon" while Robert is called the "Raging Tiger."
** Lampshaded in ''Videogame/TheKingOfFighters XIV'', in the Team Fatal Fury's ending where Joe talks about the tiger and dragon themes of the characters. The "team tiger" is Ryo, Ramon and himself, while the "team dragon" is Robert, Kensou and Mui Mui.

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* ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' has a rivalry between its two main protagonists: Ryo Sakazaki (the tiger) and Robert Garcia (the dragon). In fact, the Japanese name of the series is ''Ryuuko no Ken'', or "Fist of the Dragon/Tiger". Their stances occasionally reflect their animal motifs, and they share a super move, the Ryuuko Ranbu ("Dragon and Tiger's Rebellious Dance"), that refers to the rivalry in its name. Ironically, Ryo is called the "Invincible Dragon" while Robert is called the "Raging Tiger."
** Lampshaded
" This is lampshaded in ''Videogame/TheKingOfFighters XIV'', in the Team Fatal Fury's ending where Joe talks about the tiger and dragon themes of the characters. The "team tiger" is Ryo, Ramon and himself, while the "team dragon" is Robert, Kensou and Mui Mui.
19th Mar '17 7:35:55 PM Getta
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** Lampshaded in ''Videogame/TheKingOfFighters XIV'', in the Team Fatal Fury's ending where Joe talks about the tiger and dragon themes of the characters. The "team tiger" is Ryo, Ramon and himself, while the "team dragon" is Robert, Kensou and Mui Mui.



* ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'' has Ragna the Bloodedge (Tiger) vs. Hazama/Terumi (Dragon).
** The rebellious, passionate and crass Ragna vs. the cold ([[{{Pun}} in]] [[AnIcePerson more ways]] [[{{Jerkass}} than one]]), orderly and sophisticated Jin is a better fit.
** [[LightIsGood Hakumen]] or [[HopeBringer Makoto]] (Dragon) vs. [[DarkIsEvil Terumi]] (Tiger) is also an example.
** In ''Chronophantasma'' the Colosseum stage has two gates for competitors, one marked with a tiger and one marked with a dragon. Overlaps with RedOniBlueOni, considering the former is coloured red and the latter is blue.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'' has Ragna the Bloodedge (Tiger) vs. Hazama/Terumi (Dragon).
** The rebellious, passionate and crass Ragna vs. the cold ([[{{Pun}} in]] [[AnIcePerson more ways]] [[{{Jerkass}} than one]]), orderly and sophisticated Jin is a better fit.
** [[LightIsGood Hakumen]] or [[HopeBringer Makoto]] (Dragon) vs. [[DarkIsEvil Terumi]] (Tiger) is also an example.
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''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'': In ''Chronophantasma'' the Colosseum stage has two gates for competitors, one marked with a tiger and one marked with a dragon. Overlaps with RedOniBlueOni, considering the former is coloured red and the latter is blue.



* The main characters of the ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'' games, Gunvolt and Copen, are called as such. Gunvolt is the "Azure Dragon", an extremely powerful Adept who believes that humans and Adepts can live in harmony, and Copen is the "White Tiger", an extremely skilled and intelligent {{Muggle}} with a fierce hatred for Adepts.

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* The main characters of the ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'' games, Gunvolt and Copen, are called as such.such in the loading screens and descriptions. Gunvolt is the "Azure Dragon", an extremely powerful Adept who believes that humans and Adepts can live in harmony, and Copen is the "White Tiger", an extremely skilled and intelligent {{Muggle}} with a fierce hatred for Adepts.
18th Mar '17 10:00:06 PM Eddy1215
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** episode "Genma Takes a Walk" has Sōun and Genma falling out, and fighting a duel at the end of the episode. Their first attacks against each other being Genma's "Wild Tiger Exploding Fist" and Sōun's "Flying Dragon Kick to Oblivion".

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** In the episode "Genma Takes a Walk" has Sōun and Genma falling out, and fighting a duel at the end of the episode. Their first attacks against each other being Genma's "Wild Tiger Exploding Fist" and Sōun's "Flying Dragon Kick to Oblivion".
6th Mar '17 6:49:56 PM DrakeClawfang
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* While likely not intentional due to the cut and paste nature of adapting different ''Super Sentai'' seasons, ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' has Tommy Oliver start off as the Green Dragon Ranger with the Dragonzord, then later he becomes the White Tiger Ranger with the Tigerzord. Perhaps inevitably, a three-parter has the villains create an evil clone of Tommy that gets back the Green Ranger powers, leading not only to a fight between the two Rangers, but later their respective Zords. The Dragonzord wins, though it's implied to be because Tommy's energy is being drained and thus the Tigerzord is likewise weakened.
23rd Feb '17 2:26:36 PM dasuberkaiser
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** The protagonist of the series is Kazuma Kiryu, a former [[{{Yakuza}} Japanese gangster]] known as "TheDragon of the Dojima family" who also has a [[TattooedCrook large tattoo]] of a silver dragon on his back. One of the first game's antagonists and [[RecurringBoss Recurring Bosses]] is Futoshi Shimano, a yakuza boss who has a large tattoo of a tiger on his back and wants revenge against Kiryu for [[FallGuy supposedly]] killing the head of the Dojima family. Kiryu beats him twice.

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** The protagonist of the series is Kazuma Kiryu, a former [[{{Yakuza}} Japanese gangster]] known as "TheDragon "The Dragon of the Dojima family" who also has a [[TattooedCrook large tattoo]] of a silver dragon on his back. One of the first game's antagonists and [[RecurringBoss Recurring Bosses]] is Futoshi Shimano, a yakuza boss who has a large tattoo of a tiger on his back and wants revenge against Kiryu for [[FallGuy supposedly]] killing the head of the Dojima family. Kiryu beats him twice.
11th Feb '17 12:48:58 PM MintyFreshDeath
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** And special mention goes to the [[VideoGame/{{Yakuza2}} second game]], where Kiryu fights and defeats two ''actual'' tigers. ''With his fists''.
10th Feb '17 11:43:57 AM Monsund
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* In ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Sagat's endless arsenal of Tiger-themed attacks prove worthless against a single Dragon Punch from Ryu. A massive rivalry ensues from then on.

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* In ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Sagat's endless arsenal of Tiger-themed attacks prove worthless ultimately fall against a single the Dragon Punch from Ryu. A massive rivalry ensues from then on.


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* Surprisingly rare in ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon.''
** In ''Double Dragon III'', Chin Seimei, master of a Tiger Based martial art clashes with the dragons to avenge his brother, DefeatMeansFriendShip, the dragons are [[EasilyForgiven forgiven]], and Seimei [[DefeatMeansPlayable joins them.]]
** ''Double Dragon'' for Neo Geo. Duke, [[TheDragon Right hand assassin]] of TheBigBad, uses a martial with a Tiger, and Shadow theme. Duke is stoic compared to the Dragon's Hotblooded.
** ''Double Dragon Advance'' has the Dragons face the Twin Tigers in ChinaTown, but they aren't a worthy challenge. From advice of the tigers, the Dragons face Raymond, called the Tiger Emperor in the Japanese version. True to this trope, Raymond is their WorthyOpponent. Like Duke, Raymond is stoic compared to the excitable Dragons.
26th Jan '17 6:29:51 PM ItsCursorBby
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* Minor example in ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'': protagonist Nakajima Atsushi, who can turn into a white tiger, and his Port Mafia rival/counterpart, Akutagawa ''Ryuu''nosuke. Minor because Akutagawa doesn't actually have a dragon motif, but the connection is still present.
7th Oct '16 12:59:24 PM StFan
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* VideoGame/TaiFuWrathOfTheTiger takes this trope literally, as the titular main character is a tiger and Kung Fu warrior who opposes the cruel reign of the Dragon Master, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a powerful Lung dragon.]]
* The main characters of the ''AzureStrikerGunvolt'' games, Gunvolt and Copen, are called as such. Gunvolt is the "Azure Dragon", an extremely powerful Adept who believes that humans and Adepts can live in harmony, and Copen is the "White Tiger", an extremely skilled and intelligent {{Muggle}} with a fierce hatred for Adepts.

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* VideoGame/TaiFuWrathOfTheTiger ''VideoGame/TaiFuWrathOfTheTiger'' takes this trope literally, as the titular main character is a tiger and Kung Fu warrior who opposes the cruel reign of the Dragon Master, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a powerful Lung dragon.]]
* The main characters of the ''AzureStrikerGunvolt'' ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'' games, Gunvolt and Copen, are called as such. Gunvolt is the "Azure Dragon", an extremely powerful Adept who believes that humans and Adepts can live in harmony, and Copen is the "White Tiger", an extremely skilled and intelligent {{Muggle}} with a fierce hatred for Adepts.
5th Oct '16 4:17:46 PM otemple700
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* In ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'', when Erica and Mariya fight over Godou's affections, they have a tiger and dragon aura respectively.

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* In ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'', when we have Erica Blandelli, the passionate and Mariya fight over Godou's affections, they have a tiger HotBlooded tiger, and dragon aura respectively.Yuri Mariya, the calm and humble dragon.
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