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25th Sep '17 3:54:29 AM PlasmaTalon
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* In the ''Videogame/{{Diablo}}'' series, the reason that HumansAreSpecial is that they were first bred from forbidden relationships between angels and demons, and as a result display a blend of traits which cannot be found in either of their parent races.

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* In the ''Videogame/{{Diablo}}'' series, the reason that HumansAreSpecial is that they were first bred from forbidden relationships between angels and demons, and as a result display a blend of traits which cannot be found in either of their parent races. Uniquely having free will and the ability to choose between good and evil, which neither angels nor demons can do.
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* The [[MineralMacGuffin Chaos Emeralds]]'s energies in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games can become either positive or negative depending on the emotions used to draw them out. ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' culminates in the [[TrueFinalBoss epic clash]] between [[EldritchAbomination Perfect Chaos]] (empowered by negative energy) and [[SuperForm Super Sonic]] (empowered by positive energy).
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* The [[MineralMacGuffin Chaos Emeralds]] in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games are said to contain both positive and negative energy. Most prominent in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' where the emeralds are drained by [[EldritchAbomination Chaos]] and turn a dull black color; when all seemed lost, [[GadgeteerGenius someone knowledgeable about the emeralds]] tells the heroes that only the negative energy was absorbed and they can still use the positive energy. Cue [[TrueFinalBoss boss fight.]]
28th Aug '17 5:21:38 AM Luigifan
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Ying Yang Bombers can use other diametrically opposed forces as alternatives to Light and Dark, such as: [[OrderVersusChaos Order and Chaos]], [[HarmonyVersusDiscipline Harmony and Discipline]], or use a mixture of [[ThePowerOfLove Love]] and [[ThePowerOfHate Hatred]].

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Ying Yang Bombers can use other diametrically opposed forces as alternatives to Light and Dark, such as: [[OrderVersusChaos Order and Chaos]], [[HarmonyVersusDiscipline Harmony and Discipline]], Ice and Fire, or use a mixture of [[ThePowerOfLove Love]] and [[ThePowerOfHate Hatred]].



* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', after [[spoiler:being reborn as a half-demon, going to the Demon World, and setting up a tournament with ''unquestioned rule over all Demon World '' as the grand prize]], Yusuke [[spoiler:mixes his human Spirit Energy and his demonic energy together to enter a sort of super mode. The last time we saw anything like this, the character using it managed to beat almost the entire main cast at the same time, and the powerup for Yusuke is rather similar. Also by alternating between spirit and demon energy shots his projectiles become notably difficult to block with energy shields.]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' has [[spoiler:Rex Goodwin]] grafting the arm containing the fifth Signer mark onto his body once he becomes a Dark Signer. Thus, he becomes a Signer ''and'' a Dark Signer at once, planning to use the powers of their respective deities to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the world]] and [[AGodAmI remake it in his own image]]. Actually [[WellIntentionedExtremist a very extreme]] attempt for him to TakeAThirdOption and end the Signer vs Dark Signer battle that has been going on for thousands of years with no end in sight.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Kimblee's prefered attack is this. Each hand has tattooed on its palm a symbol; on his right there is a symbol that stands for the Sun, fire and gold, and on his left one that stands for the Moon, water and silver. When he joins both symbols, the result is this ''[[StuffBlowingUp literally]]''.

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* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', after [[spoiler:being reborn as a half-demon, going to the Demon World, and setting up a tournament with ''unquestioned rule over all Demon World '' as the grand prize]], Yusuke [[spoiler:mixes his human Spirit Energy and his demonic energy together to enter a sort of super mode.{{super mode}}. The last time we saw anything like this, the character using it managed to beat almost the entire main cast at the same time, and the powerup for Yusuke is rather similar. Also by alternating between spirit and demon energy shots his projectiles become notably difficult to block with energy shields.]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' has [[spoiler:Rex Goodwin]] grafting the arm containing the fifth Signer mark onto his body once he becomes a Dark Signer. Thus, he becomes a Signer ''and'' a Dark Signer at once, planning to use the powers of their respective deities to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the world]] and [[AGodAmI remake it in his own image]]. Actually (It's actually [[WellIntentionedExtremist a very extreme]] attempt for him to TakeAThirdOption and end the Signer vs Dark Signer battle that has been going on for thousands of years with no end in sight.
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Kimblee's prefered attack is this. Each hand has tattooed on its palm a symbol; on his right right, there is a symbol that stands for the Sun, fire fire, and gold, and on his left left, one that stands for the Moon, water water, and silver. When he joins both symbols, the result is this ''[[StuffBlowingUp literally]]''.



* In ''Literature/{{Id}}'' the title character has to negate a Yin-Yang bomb ''twice''. The first time, instead of blowing up the continent the energy is used to transport him 10000 years back in time, the second time it conveniently moves him 10000 years into the future, netting in three weeks lived in the past. Later it turns out [[spoiler:what he did during those three weeks in the past, has caused the creation of the world he's on and is the reason for almost the entire plot in the story.]]

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* In ''Literature/{{Id}}'' ''Literature/{{Id}}'', the title character has to negate a Yin-Yang bomb ''twice''. The first time, instead of blowing up the continent continent, the energy is used to transport him 10000 years back in time, time; the second time time, it conveniently moves him 10000 years into the future, netting in three weeks lived in the past. Later Later, it turns out [[spoiler:what he did during those three weeks in the past, past has caused the creation of the world he's on and is the reason for almost the entire plot in the story.]]story]].



* ''Manga/CannonGodExaxxion'': The title mech (and the alien's space travel) is powered by a matter-antimatter reaction. In fact the main reason the aliens wanted the Exaxxion was for its massive reserve of antimatter.
* In ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura,'' the two most powerful cards the Light and the Dark are always used together. Comes full circle in the [[Anime/CardCaptorSakura final movie]]. [[spoiler: The Nothing consumes the nameless card to become the Hope.]]

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* ''Manga/CannonGodExaxxion'': The title mech (and the alien's space travel) is powered by a matter-antimatter reaction. In fact fact, the main reason the aliens wanted the Exaxxion was for its massive reserve of antimatter.
* In ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura,'' the two most powerful cards cards, the Light and the Dark Dark, are always used together. Comes full circle in the [[Anime/CardCaptorSakura final movie]]. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Nothing consumes the nameless card to become the Hope.]]



** Going beyond just two-color pairs, the Tarkir block introduced five clans which inhabit the plane of Tarkir, each of which embodies a "wedge" of colors - that is, two allied colors and their shared enemy color (for example, the Mardu Horde is represented by the colors Red and Black, and their shared enemy color, White). Each clan smoothly integrates concepts from the enemy color it represents, and that color is (generally) just as important as the two allied colors, and makes each clan stronger as a whole.

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** Going beyond just two-color pairs, the Tarkir block introduced five clans which inhabit the plane of Tarkir, each of which embodies a "wedge" of colors - -- that is, two allied colors and their shared enemy color (for example, the Mardu Horde is represented by the colors Red and Black, and their shared enemy color, White). Each clan smoothly integrates concepts from the enemy color it represents, and that color is (generally) just as important as the two allied colors, and makes each clan stronger as a whole.



** On some occasions, Hal Jordan has picked up Sinestro's yellow ring and used it in combat. The last time he tried during the ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar'', Hal put on all the rings that his hands could hold and all-out attacked Sinestro with them. Sinestro just shrugged, took control of all that yellow light and sent back to him. Hal apparently can control fear a bit due to his stint as Parallax's host, but Sinestro has much more experience and control. It's not so much controlling fear as it's the wearer's ability to instill fear in others; hence why Batman was among the first to be offered a ring, his whole persona is based on instilling fear into his enemies. Hal has the same potential, both because many still fear what he will do if he ever wants to regain the power he held as Parallax and also because of the fear he spread while gaining said power.
** He has also briefly wielded a green and blue together as well that; while they're not opposed to each other, they hold different objectives and their bearers have different methods.

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** On some occasions, Hal Jordan has picked up Sinestro's yellow ring and used it in combat. The last time he tried during the ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar'', Hal put on all the rings that his hands could hold and all-out attacked Sinestro with them. Sinestro just shrugged, took control of all that yellow light light, and sent it back to him. Hal apparently can control fear a bit due to his stint as Parallax's host, but Sinestro has much more experience and control. It's not so much controlling fear as it's it is the wearer's ability to instill fear in others; hence why Batman was among the first to be offered a ring, his whole persona is based on instilling fear into his enemies. Hal has the same potential, both because many still fear what he will do if he ever wants to regain the power he held as Parallax and also because of the fear he spread while gaining said power.
** He has also briefly wielded a green and blue rings together as well that; well; while they're not opposed to each other, they hold different objectives and their bearers have different methods.



* ''Fanfic/LulusBizarreRebellion'':Geass and Stand cause anyone who are granted both to instantly die of a BrownNote, but get past that problem, whether by [[spoiler: being in a refrain coma]] or [[spoiler: being a geass user possessed by Anubis]], and the resulting stand will be orders of magnitude stronger, and effect the mind in some way.

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* ''Fanfic/LulusBizarreRebellion'':Geass ''Fanfic/LulusBizarreRebellion'': [[Anime/CodeGeass Geass]] and Stand [[Anga/JojosBizarreAdventure Stand]] cause anyone who are granted both to instantly die of a BrownNote, but get past that problem, whether by [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being in a refrain coma]] or [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being a geass Geass user possessed by Anubis]], and the resulting stand Stand will be orders of magnitude stronger, and effect affect the mind in some way.



* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Kylo Ren is specifically mentioned as being an embodiment of the light and dark sides of the Force. While he clearly would deny this heavily, it's shown in his fighting style; Ren may be a dark side user, but his primary Force technique is the light-side associated Force Stasis. [[spoiler:After he kills his father, this becomes even worse and unbalances him, and this in combination with being shot in the gut and gradually injured gets his ass kicked in a lightsaber duel with two people vastly less experienced than him]].

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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Kylo Ren is specifically mentioned as being an embodiment of the light and dark sides of the Force. While he clearly would deny this heavily, it's shown in his fighting style; Ren may be a dark side user, but his primary Force technique is the light-side associated Force Stasis. [[spoiler:After he kills his father, this becomes even worse and unbalances him, and this in combination with being shot in the gut and gradually injured gets his ass kicked in a lightsaber duel with two people vastly less experienced than him]].him.]]



** Mace Windu's Vaapad form, detailed in ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}'', definitely counts; he refined the lesser lightsaber form of Juyo into a devastatingly effective technique by allowing himself to enjoy the fight, which channels the Jedi's aggression but also skirts dangerously with the Dark Side. He was the only Jedi to master Vapaad without succumbing to the Dark Side (although in fairness [[spoiler:Depa mastered Vapaad and then fell to the Dark Side from [[WarIsHell something else]]]]).

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** Mace Windu's Vaapad form, detailed in ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}'', definitely counts; he refined the lesser lightsaber form of Juyo into a devastatingly effective technique by allowing himself to enjoy the fight, which channels the Jedi's aggression but also skirts dangerously with the Dark Side. He was the only Jedi to master Vapaad without succumbing to the Dark Side (although in fairness fairness, [[spoiler:Depa mastered Vapaad and then fell to the Dark Side from [[WarIsHell something else]]]]).



** In the novel tie-in to Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic, ''Literature/{{Revan}}'', when [[spoiler:Revan recovers all of his memories and thus his full knowledge of the Dark Side, his most powerful Force technique is to simply gather up as much of both as he can hold... and smash them together. It's enough to knock back an enemy who is fighting with the Dark Side energy of an entire world's population.]]

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** In the novel tie-in to Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic, ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', ''Literature/{{Revan}}'', when [[spoiler:Revan recovers all of his memories and thus his full knowledge of the Dark Side, his most powerful Force technique is to simply gather up as much of both as he can hold... and smash them together. It's enough to knock back an enemy who is fighting with the Dark Side energy of an entire world's population.]]



*** This becomes the entire point of the end of the trilogy. The prophecied [[TheChosenOne Hero of the Ages]] destined to [[spoiler: combine the powers of Ruin and Preservation]] could be male or female based on the ancient grammar. [[spoiler: It turns out he's a eunuch instead]]. [[spoiler:Explored further in the ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'' sequel series: holding two diametrically opposed Shards makes Sazed, then known as Harmony, extremely powerful, but also makes it [[GodsHandsAreTied very difficult for him to take action]].]]

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*** This becomes the entire point of the end of the trilogy. The prophecied [[TheChosenOne Hero of the Ages]] destined to [[spoiler: combine [[spoiler:combine the powers of Ruin and Preservation]] could be male or female based on the ancient grammar. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turns out he's a eunuch instead]]. instead.]] [[spoiler:Explored further in the ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'' sequel series: holding two diametrically opposed Shards makes Sazed, then known as Harmony, extremely powerful, but also makes it [[GodsHandsAreTied very difficult for him to take action]].]]



* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'': Thomas Covenant becomes one of these in the second trilogy finale ''White Gold Wielder'' when [[spoiler: he attempts to burn the venom out of himself by walking in to the banefire but instead fuses with it to make himself an alloy of wild magic and venom, restoring his mastery over the power.]]

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'': Thomas Covenant becomes one of these in the second trilogy finale ''White Gold Wielder'' when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he attempts to burn the venom out of himself by walking in to into the banefire banefire, but instead fuses with it to make himself an alloy of wild magic and venom, restoring his mastery over the power.]]power]].



* In ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' Valkyrie Cain sort-of becomes this when [[spoiler:she takes up Necromancy]].

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* In ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'', Valkyrie Cain sort-of becomes this when [[spoiler:she takes up Necromancy]].



** Before an important fight [[DemonOfHumanOrigin Issei]] makes a deal with Red Dragon Emperor Ddraig, the spirit of his [[PowerFist Boosted Gear]], to unlock its [[NextTierPowerUp Balance Breaker]] form for ten seconds - in exchange Ddraig's influence encroaches on his body and transforms his arm into that of a dragon. When Balance Breaker fails, it turns out that ''the arm itself'' was his backup plan - [[DisabilityImmunity since it's no longer demonic it isn't harmed by holy symbols]], allowing him to use them against other demons with impunity. Later Issei would take this further by integrating the holy sword Ascalon into his Boosted Gear as a BladeBelowTheShoulder, despite Ascalon being a weapon designed to kill both demons and [[TheDragonslayer Ddraig himself]].

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** Before an important fight fight, [[DemonOfHumanOrigin Issei]] makes a deal with Red Dragon Emperor Ddraig, the spirit of his [[PowerFist Boosted Gear]], to unlock its [[NextTierPowerUp Balance Breaker]] form for ten seconds - -- in exchange exchange, Ddraig's influence encroaches on his body and transforms his arm into that of a dragon. When Balance Breaker fails, it turns out that ''the arm itself'' was his backup plan - -- [[DisabilityImmunity since it's no longer demonic demonic, it isn't harmed by holy symbols]], allowing him to use them against other demons with impunity. Later Later, Issei would take this further by integrating the holy sword Ascalon into his Boosted Gear as a BladeBelowTheShoulder, despite Ascalon being a weapon designed to kill both demons and [[TheDragonslayer Ddraig himself]].



* Henry Mills in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' seems to be heading for this. The kid's got one hell of a TangledFamilyTree; his paternal grandfather is The Dark One, Rumplestilskin, his paternal great-grandfather is [[spoiler: PeterPan, who is a ''terrifying'' sociopath in this timeline]], his maternal grandparents are Literature/SnowWhite and PrinceCharming. His adopted mother is Snow White's stepmother, and ''her'' mother was even worse. His birth mother is explictly called a prophesied [[TheChosenOne "Savior"]]. The kid has ''just'' hit his teens, but survived the same sleeping curse that hit grandma Snow, used it to deliver an artifact to Literature/SleepingBeauty via dreams, used the heart-ripper spell his adopted mama is fond of (though he used it on himself), and has shown to have some of the best and worst traits of ''all'' of the above kinfolk. Some fans just joke he ought to be handed a [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts keyblade]] and be done with it.
** [[spoiler: Regina]] may count, too. She was already a powerful dark sorceress, but as of Kansas, she now has powerful light magic as well. In season 4, she seems to be using both (ripping out hearts is definitely dark magic, but the protection spells in Fall were probably light magic since [[spoiler: her Shattered Sight persona]] couldn't get through them).
** And then we have [[spoiler:Emma Swan]]. She is two different extremes of both light and dark. [[spoiler:Not only is she the ultimate creation of TrueLove, but she's also the Dark One]].

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* Henry Mills in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' seems to be heading for this. The kid's got one hell of a TangledFamilyTree; his paternal grandfather is The Dark One, Rumplestilskin, his paternal great-grandfather is [[spoiler: PeterPan, [[spoiler:PeterPan, who is a ''terrifying'' sociopath in this timeline]], his maternal grandparents are Literature/SnowWhite and PrinceCharming. His adopted mother is Snow White's stepmother, and ''her'' mother was even worse. His birth mother is explictly called a prophesied [[TheChosenOne "Savior"]]. The kid has ''just'' hit his teens, but survived the same sleeping curse that hit grandma Snow, used it to deliver an artifact to Literature/SleepingBeauty via dreams, used the heart-ripper spell his adopted mama is fond of (though he used it on himself), and has shown to have some of the best and worst traits of ''all'' of the above kinfolk. Some fans just joke he ought to be handed a [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts keyblade]] and be done with it.
** [[spoiler: Regina]] [[spoiler:Regina]] may count, too. She was already a powerful dark sorceress, but as of Kansas, she now has powerful light magic as well. In season 4, she seems to be using both (ripping out hearts is definitely dark magic, but the protection spells in Fall were probably light magic since [[spoiler: her Shattered Sight persona]] couldn't get through them).
** And then we have [[spoiler:Emma Swan]]. She is two different extremes of both light and dark. [[spoiler:Not only is she the ultimate creation of TrueLove, but she's also the Dark One]].One.]]
* [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Dragons]] in the ''Series/GameOfThrones'' universe are supposedly [[PlayingWithFire embodiments of fire]]. [[ZombieApocalypse The]] [[TheUndead White]] [[ArmyOfTheDead Walkers]] are supposedly [[AnIcePerson embodiments of ice]]. One would think that according to this logic, [[spoiler:the Night King couldn't [[AnimateDead raise a dragon from the dead]]]]. Oh, how wrong you'd be...



* [[spoiler:The title character]] of ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' is born of both a Lumen Sage [[spoiler:who turns out to be Father Balder]] and a Umbra Witch

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* [[spoiler:The title character]] of ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' is born of both a Lumen Sage [[spoiler:who turns out to be Father Balder]] and a an Umbra WitchWitch.



** The strongest personification of this trope in the ''Persona'' series is Armageddon, the strongest attack in the games doing 9999 non type unavoidable damage to everything or an automatic victory. It is made by combining the opposing aspects of [[LawfulNeutral Satan]] and [[ChaoticNeutral Lucifer]].
** In the MMO ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiImagine'', they are no longer light and dark, but Death and Expel. In an odd variation, player characters cannot use death or expel themselves. The closest, however, is that they can use both white magic (healing/buffing skills) and dark magic (damage based/debuffing skills)in unison, and each one is a separate class, so you could have a person who can both debuff and buff, or in closer symbols for light and dark, revive all party members at full health and then blow up the enemies with a blast of destructive energy (or combinations thereof). Any character who masters two skills that correspond with each other could be considered a non-alignment yin-yang bomb, if you master counter/dodge and a melee based skill you have the distinct possibility of becoming unhittable in one-on-one combat, however only in one-on-one.
** While the sides of order and chaos, represented respectively by angels and fallen angels are generally opposed in most games in the series, the plot in ''VideoGame/{{Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse}}'' reveals that they are two halves of the forces of YHVH, who deliberately goaded half into rebelling so that they would fight against eachother in a forever war. In the end, the leaders of both sides realizing they were being played fused together to restore their original form to aid the main characters in the last fight against [[GodIsEvil God]].

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** The strongest personification of this trope in the ''Persona'' series is Armageddon, the strongest attack in the games games, doing 9999 non type unavoidable [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill 9999]] [[NonElemental non-type]] [[AlwaysAccurateAttack unavoidable]] damage to everything or an automatic victory. It is made by combining the opposing aspects of [[LawfulNeutral Satan]] and [[ChaoticNeutral Lucifer]].
** In the MMO ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiImagine'', they are no longer light and dark, but Death and Expel. In an odd variation, player characters cannot use death or expel themselves. The closest, however, is that they can use both white magic (healing/buffing skills) and dark magic (damage based/debuffing skills)in skills) in unison, and each one is a separate class, so you could have a person who can both debuff and buff, or in closer symbols for light and dark, revive all party members at full health and then blow up the enemies with a blast of destructive energy (or combinations thereof). Any character who masters two skills that correspond with each other could be considered a non-alignment yin-yang bomb, if you master counter/dodge and a melee based skill you have the distinct possibility of becoming unhittable in one-on-one combat, however only in one-on-one.
** While the sides of order and chaos, represented respectively by angels and fallen angels angels, are generally opposed in most games in the series, the plot in ''VideoGame/{{Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse}}'' reveals that they are two halves of the forces of YHVH, who deliberately goaded half into rebelling so that they would fight against eachother each other in a forever war. In the end, the leaders of both sides sides, realizing they were being played played, [[FusionDance fused together together]] to restore their original form to aid the main characters in the last fight against [[GodIsEvil God]].



** Riku's ending in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' and throughout ''358/2 Days'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. The ending of the latter may have broken this though; the fans still argue about it.
** During the last hit of the ''Eternal Session'' CombinationAttack, Sora and Riku charge their Keyblades with Light and Darkness, respectively, and crash them into each other for a superpowerful attack combining the two elements. Some of Riku's sleights in Re:Chain of Memories work the same way, just with Mickey channeling the light power instead of Sora.

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** Riku's ending in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' and throughout ''358/2 Days'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. The ending of the latter may have broken this this, though; the fans still argue about it.
** During the last hit of the ''Eternal Session'' CombinationAttack, Sora and Riku charge their Keyblades with Light and Darkness, respectively, and crash them into each other for a superpowerful attack combining the two elements. Some of Riku's sleights in Re:Chain ''Re:Chain of Memories Memories'' work the same way, just with Mickey channeling the light power instead of Sora.



** The Oathkeeper and the Oblivion [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic are obvious]] if [[BilingualBonus you know Japanese.]] The Oathkeeper's teeth are the kanji for "light", while the Oblivion's teeth are the kanji for "darkness". Also related is that both of Sora's best friends are each symbolized by these Keyblades; Kairi is light and is represented by the Oathkeeper (the keyblade has her lucky charm as a keychain and is obtained after he got a clue of where she was in KHII) and Riku is darkness and is represented by the Oblivion (he has used the keyblade himself and in both KH and KHII it is obtained after an encounter with him). This is supported by the fact that Riku uses the power of darkness to fight and Kairi is a Princess of Light.

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** The Oathkeeper and the Oblivion [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic are obvious]] if [[BilingualBonus you know Japanese.]] The Oathkeeper's teeth are the kanji for "light", while the Oblivion's teeth are the kanji for "darkness". Also related is that both of Sora's best friends are each symbolized by these Keyblades; Kairi is light and is represented by the Oathkeeper (the keyblade has her lucky charm as a keychain and is obtained after he got a clue of where she was in KHII) ''KHII'') and Riku is darkness and is represented by the Oblivion (he has used the keyblade himself himself, and in both KH ''KH'' and KHII ''KHII'', it is obtained after an encounter with him). This is supported by the fact that Riku uses the power of darkness to fight and Kairi is a Princess of Light.



** Also in ''Birth By Sleep'', the [[spoiler:χ-Blade.]] is a Yin-Yang ''Sword'', forged by combining a heart of pure darkness with a heart of pure light.

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** Also in ''Birth By Sleep'', the [[spoiler:χ-Blade.]] [[spoiler:χ-Blade]] is a Yin-Yang ''Sword'', forged by combining a heart of pure darkness with a heart of pure light.



** Judas in ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'' wields a dark dagger and a light dagger. He also is proficient at both light and dark-type spells, which really doesn't make too much sense, as his elemental affinity is technically Earth. He can also wield wind spells as the ying yang to his earth proficiency.
*** In the same game, Harold has two elemental ying yang bombs in the form of Fire and Water and Light and Darkness.
** Shing (light) and Kunzite (dark) in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' have a CombinationAttack called ''Senanreppajin'' - in kanji, "Flash Dark Tearing Break Sword". It's activated by synchronizing two of the best multihit elemental sword moves they have.

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** Judas in ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'' wields a dark dagger and a light dagger. He also is proficient at both light and dark-type spells, which really doesn't make too much sense, as his elemental affinity is technically Earth. He can also wield wind spells as the ying yin yang to his earth proficiency.
*** In the same game, Harold has two elemental ying yin yang bombs in the form of Fire and Water and Light and Darkness.
** Shing (light) and Kunzite (dark) in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' have a CombinationAttack called ''Senanreppajin'' - -- in kanji, "Flash Dark Tearing Break Sword". It's activated by synchronizing two of the best multihit elemental sword moves they have.



* ''VideoGame/GrandiaII''. Good and evil were necessary to win the game, as you had a holy priestess with you and an evil demon, both in the same person, and you, being the hero, were kind of the neutral mix of both. May also apply to the BigBad [[spoiler:who is both the pope of the same holy religion as the priestess, and embodies the same devil entity as the demon chick -- cranked up to 11, obviously]]

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* ''VideoGame/GrandiaII''. Good and evil were necessary to win the game, as you had a holy priestess with you and an evil demon, both in the same person, and you, being the hero, were kind of the neutral mix of both. May also apply to the BigBad [[spoiler:who is both the pope of the same holy religion as the priestess, and embodies the same devil entity as the demon chick -- cranked up to 11, obviously]]obviously]].



* ''VideoGame/ShiningForce''

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* ''VideoGame/ShiningForce''''VideoGame/ShiningForce'':



** If you explore ''during'' Michaela's battle, you'll find the White Ring, Black Ring and Evil Ring. Though it may not sound like it, the Black Ring is the YinYangBomb. It's cursed just like the Evil Ring, but it's the only ring that can only be equipped to the hero, and in battle it perfectly complements the White Ring. The Evil Ring is ''only'' a DiscOneNuke.

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** If you explore ''during'' Michaela's battle, you'll find the White Ring, Black Ring Ring, and Evil Ring. Though it may not sound like it, the Black Ring is the YinYangBomb. It's cursed just like the Evil Ring, but it's the only ring that can only be equipped to the hero, and in battle it perfectly complements the White Ring. The Evil Ring is ''only'' a DiscOneNuke.



** In ''Legacy of the Void'', Artanis would wield both a psy-blade and warp blade in battle, [[spoiler:though he only got the latter after Zeratul died.]]

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** In ''Legacy of the Void'', Artanis would wield both a psy-blade and warp blade in battle, [[spoiler:though he only got the latter after Zeratul died.]]died]].



** Django is of both Solarian and Lunarian blood, which lets him wield light while being extremely resistant to darkness. Nevertheless, he's bitten by a vampire [[spoiler:his father]] in the second game and becomes "half" vampire. He gains enough control that he can shift between normal and vampire mode at will. This symbolism is broken in the [[NoExportForYou third game]] where his KarmaMeter decreases the more he uses his vampiric self.
** Done straight in the final boss of the first game and the second to final boss of the second game where [[spoiler:Both Django and Sabata use their respective Light and Dark guns to power the pile driver and use the Wild Bunch attack, and in the second game where Sabata uses his black hole attack to pin down a strong and agile boss so Django can use his Gun Del Sol and deal a lot of damage.]]

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** Django is of both Solarian and Lunarian blood, which lets him wield light while being extremely resistant to darkness. Nevertheless, he's bitten by a vampire [[spoiler:his father]] [[spoiler:(specifically, his father)]] in the second game and becomes "half" vampire. He gains enough control that he can shift between normal and vampire mode at will. This symbolism is broken in the [[NoExportForYou third game]] where his KarmaMeter decreases the more he uses his vampiric self.
** Done straight in the final boss of the first game and the second to final boss of the second game where [[spoiler:Both [[spoiler:both Django and Sabata use their respective Light and Dark guns to power the pile driver and use the Wild Bunch attack, attack]], and in the second game where Sabata [[spoiler:Sabata uses his black hole attack to pin down a strong and agile boss so Django can use his Gun Del Sol and deal a lot of damage.]]damage]].



[[WordOfGod Lucas]] implies that fueling your Force powers with emotions (i.e. giving into the Dark Side) amplifies said emotions, making you give into them a bit more every time instead of just using them as a power source. That's what makes the Dark Side so dangerous -- you ''will'' go [[DrunkWithPower mad with power]], the faster the more confident you are in your 'control' over them. As for "Light" and "Dark" Force powers, they're more a staple of philosophy (protect vs. attack) that's more likely to employ them (and thus rely more on the Light or Dark) than specifically a tool of either Side. It just happens that lashing out with emotion makes for a stronger attack, hence the association.
** You can use the Player Character as one in ''Knights of the Old Republic'', though it is rather difficult to throw around light-side buffs and neutral or dark-side attack powers unless you are a Consular with maxed Wisdom and so many force points it isn't even funny. In an aversion of this trope, though, trying to rely on both makes you weaker than focusing on either, because of Side penalties, as well as powerful Side-specific items. Without them, it would be played straight. [[spoiler: The canon version of the character takes it to the extreme of being both a light side master and a dark side master instead of grey, which shouldn't even be possible.]]

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[[WordOfGod Lucas]] implies that fueling your Force powers with emotions (i.e. giving into the Dark Side) amplifies said emotions, making you give into them a bit more every time instead of just using them as a power source. That's what makes the Dark Side so dangerous -- you ''will'' go [[DrunkWithPower mad with power]], the faster and the more confident you are in your 'control' over them.them, the faster this happens. As for "Light" and "Dark" Force powers, they're more a staple of philosophy (protect vs. attack) that's more likely to employ them (and thus rely more on the Light or Dark) than specifically a tool of either Side. It just happens that lashing out with emotion makes for a stronger attack, hence the association.
** You can use the Player Character as one in ''Knights of the Old Republic'', though it is rather difficult to throw around light-side buffs and neutral or dark-side attack powers unless you are a Consular with maxed Wisdom and so many force points it isn't even funny. In an aversion of this trope, though, trying to rely on both makes you weaker than focusing on either, because of Side penalties, as well as powerful Side-specific items. Without them, it would be played straight. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The canon version of the character takes it to the extreme of being both a light side master and a dark side master instead of grey, which shouldn't even be possible.]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':



** Yukari's power over boundaries seems to be all about this. "Mesh of Light and Darkness" "Curse of Dreams and Reality", "Balance of Motion and Stillness" etc etc. So basically her power is a myriad different [[YinYangBomb Yin-Yang Bombs]].

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** Yukari's power over boundaries seems to be all about this. "Mesh of Light and Darkness" Darkness", "Curse of Dreams and Reality", "Balance of Motion and Stillness" etc Stillness", etc, etc. So basically her power is a myriad of different [[YinYangBomb Yin-Yang Bombs]].



** in ''IV'', Nature magic focuses on summoning animals and magical beings and buffing allies, while Death magic focuses on cursing enemies and resurrecting slain creatures as undead. Using both in combination allows the summoning of demons. The protagonist of IV's Death campaign, Gauldoth, is able to do this.

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** in In ''IV'', Nature magic focuses on summoning animals and magical beings and buffing allies, while Death magic focuses on cursing enemies and resurrecting slain creatures as undead. Using both in combination allows the summoning of demons. The protagonist of IV's Death campaign, Gauldoth, is able to do this.
28th Aug '17 4:44:04 AM Luigifan
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Yet another variation is the result of a character who, whether from [[PowerBornOfMadness insanity]], [[AchievementsInIgnorance ignorance]], [[BlueAndOrangeMorality indifference to]] [[ItAmusedMe the rules]], or [[GodzillaThreshold sheer desperation]] [[CrossingTheStreams combines two forces]] which every rule in the book says should not be combined. In the event that they survive this, they may thereafter retain this ability to harness the two forces at will.

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Yet another variation is the result of a character who, whether from [[PowerBornOfMadness insanity]], [[AchievementsInIgnorance ignorance]], [[BlueAndOrangeMorality indifference to]] [[ItAmusedMe the rules]], or [[GodzillaThreshold sheer desperation]] desperation]], [[CrossingTheStreams combines two forces]] which every rule in the book says should not be combined. In the event that they survive this, they may thereafter retain this ability to harness the two forces at will.
19th Aug '17 7:10:22 PM Prime32
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** Before an important fight [[DemonOfHumanOrigin Issei]] makes a deal with Red Dragon Emperor Ddraig, the spirit of his [[PowerFist Boosted Gear]], to unlock the Boosted Gear's [[NextTierPowerUp Balance Breaker]] form for ten seconds - in exchange Ddraig's influence encroaches on his body and transforms his arm into that of a dragon. When Balance Breaker fails, it turns out that ''the arm itself'' was his backup plan - [[DisabilityImmunity since it's no longer demonic it isn't harmed by holy symbols]], allowing him to use them against other demons with impunity. Later Issei would take this further by integrating the holy sword Ascalon into his Boosted Gear as a BladeBelowTheShoulder, despite Ascalon being a weapon designed to kill both demons and [[TheDragonslayer Ddraig himself]].

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** Before an important fight [[DemonOfHumanOrigin Issei]] makes a deal with Red Dragon Emperor Ddraig, the spirit of his [[PowerFist Boosted Gear]], to unlock the Boosted Gear's its [[NextTierPowerUp Balance Breaker]] form for ten seconds - in exchange Ddraig's influence encroaches on his body and transforms his arm into that of a dragon. When Balance Breaker fails, it turns out that ''the arm itself'' was his backup plan - [[DisabilityImmunity since it's no longer demonic it isn't harmed by holy symbols]], allowing him to use them against other demons with impunity. Later Issei would take this further by integrating the holy sword Ascalon into his Boosted Gear as a BladeBelowTheShoulder, despite Ascalon being a weapon designed to kill both demons and [[TheDragonslayer Ddraig himself]].
19th Aug '17 7:09:10 PM Prime32
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[[folder:Gamebooks]]
* ''Literature/LoneWolf''
** In book 7, ''Castle Death'', the owner of said castle, Lord Zahda, uses a Lorestone and a Doomstone in combination.
** Lone Wolf himself can wield a holy weapon like the Sommerswerd and infernal weapons like Helshezag. (Theoretically not at the same time, but that doesn't stop some players to have houseruled DualWielding.)
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* In ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' Valkyrie Cain sort-of becomes this when [[spoiler:she takes up Necromacy]].

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* In ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' Valkyrie Cain sort-of becomes this when [[spoiler:she takes up Necromacy]].Necromancy]].
* ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'':
** Before an important fight [[DemonOfHumanOrigin Issei]] makes a deal with Red Dragon Emperor Ddraig, the spirit of his [[PowerFist Boosted Gear]], to unlock the Boosted Gear's [[NextTierPowerUp Balance Breaker]] form for ten seconds - in exchange Ddraig's influence encroaches on his body and transforms his arm into that of a dragon. When Balance Breaker fails, it turns out that ''the arm itself'' was his backup plan - [[DisabilityImmunity since it's no longer demonic it isn't harmed by holy symbols]], allowing him to use them against other demons with impunity. Later Issei would take this further by integrating the holy sword Ascalon into his Boosted Gear as a BladeBelowTheShoulder, despite Ascalon being a weapon designed to kill both demons and [[TheDragonslayer Ddraig himself]].
** Before he [[DemonOfHumanOrigin became a demon]] with SpontaneousWeaponCreation abilities, Kiba was a survivor of the Holy Sword Project, an experiment by corrupt clergy to create a person who could wield [[HolyIsNotSafe dangerous holy weapons]] like Excalibur. Reuniting with the spirits of his deceased friends from the project would allow Kiba to unlock his Balance Breaker: "Sword of Betrayer", a powerful weapon that has both holy and demonic properties at the same time. This turns out to be a major PlotPoint, as the [[BeyondTheImpossible sheer impossibility]] of someone merging the powers of {{God}} and {{Satan}} without them rejecting each other is proof that [[spoiler:both God and Satan are dead, and the archangels who took over for God are unable to keep all of the laws of reality in place]].
** Issei is able to integrate a fragment of Vali's [[StatusAilment Divine Dividing]] into his own [[StatusBuff Boosted Gear]] and use its powers as his own, despite them being diametric opposites. By this point Ddraig is no longer even surprised, and claims that Issei can do this because he's simply [[AchievementsInIgnorance too dumb to understand when something is impossible]].
** In volume 12, Issei receives a new body created from the energy of [[{{Ouroboros}} Ophis]] (the Dragon God of Infinity) and the flesh of [[BeastOfTheApocalypse Great Red]] (the Dragon God of Dreams). This is described as making him an OxymoronicBeing, a humanoid [[TitleDrop "Dragon of Dragons"]] whose power is both everything and nothing.



[[folder:Gamebooks]]
* ''Literature/LoneWolf''
** In book 7, ''Castle Death'', the owner of said castle, Lord Zahda, uses a Lorestone and a Doomstone in combination.
** Lone Wolf himself can wield a holy weapon like the Sommerswerd and infernal weapons like Helshezag. (Theoretically not at the same time, but that doesn't stop some players to have houseruled DualWielding.)
[[/folder]]
16th Aug '17 10:59:37 AM Galacton
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Of course, sometimes you have the AntiHero, the guy who wields [[CastingAShadow the power of darkness]], [[BadPowersGoodPeople powers himself on negative emotions]], and probably has an [[DarkAndTroubledPast angsty past.]] He probably dresses in all [[DarkIsNotEvil black]], too. In extreme cases, the Dark Hero would like nothing, ''nothing'' better than to wrap his hands around his archnemesis' throat and strangle the life out of him. Think [[VideoGame/{{Boktai}} Sabata]], [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Raven]], and Franchise/{{Batman}}.

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Of course, sometimes you have the an AntiHero, the guy who wields [[CastingAShadow the power of darkness]], [[BadPowersGoodPeople powers himself on negative emotions]], and probably has an [[DarkAndTroubledPast angsty past.]] He probably dresses in all [[DarkIsNotEvil black]], too. In extreme cases, the Dark Hero would like nothing, ''nothing'' better than to wrap his hands around his archnemesis' throat and strangle the life out of him. Think [[VideoGame/{{Boktai}} Sabata]], [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Raven]], and Franchise/{{Batman}}.
20th Jul '17 8:57:36 PM racnor
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*''Fanfic/LulusBizarreRebellion'':Geass and Stand cause anyone who are granted both to instantly die of a BrownNote, but get past that problem, whether by [[spoiler: being in a refrain coma]] or [[spoiler: being a geass user possessed by Anubis]], and the resulting stand will be orders of magnitude stronger, and effect the mind in some way.
19th Jul '17 6:48:37 PM Schismatism
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* In ''Manhua/TalesOfDemonsAndGods'', one of Nie Li's more powerful demon spirits is the Fanged Panda. While generally decried as weak and useless, much like all of Nie Li's abilities, it's simply got a slow and steady growth... and one of its most powerful abilities is literally called the 'Yin-Yang Bomb', firing two balls of light and dark which combine to hit ''hard''.
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