History NotSoDifferent / AnimeAndManga

4th May '18 1:34:14 AM Aipom-pom
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** Nagi realized that Kousei and herself are this; both are always gazing, pursuing, and loving someone they can never have no matter how hard they tried. In Nagi's case, its her own brother; in Kousei's case, its a girl who like his best friend. She also realized that Kousei also afraid because of the sheer pressure before giving their duet performance in episode 18.

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** Nagi realized that Kousei and herself are this; both are always gazing, pursuing, and loving someone they can never have no matter how hard they tried. In Nagi's case, its her own brother; in Kousei's case, its a girl who like likes his best friend. She also realized that Kousei also afraid because of the sheer pressure before giving their duet performance in episode 18.
4th May '18 12:08:04 AM WillBGood
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** A subtler case, never brought up explicitly in the show, is the clash between Gendo and [=SEELE=]. [[spoiler: Both are {{Tautological Templar}}s willing to obliterate humanity in pursuit of their goals, and they clash because of ''why'' they want to complete their InstrumentalityPlot. [=SEELE=] wants to do it because they think that [[EvilutionaryBiologist humanity has reached an evolutionary stagnation and needs a jump-start to survive]]. Gendo just wants to regain his lost wife and is willing to wipe out humanity in the process.]]

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** A subtler case, never brought up explicitly in the show, is the clash between Gendo and [=SEELE=]. [[spoiler: Both are {{Tautological Templar}}s willing to obliterate humanity in pursuit of their goals, and they clash because of ''why'' they want to complete their InstrumentalityPlot.AssimilationPlot. [=SEELE=] wants to do it because they think that [[EvilutionaryBiologist humanity has reached an evolutionary stagnation and needs a jump-start to survive]]. Gendo just wants to regain his lost wife and is willing to wipe out humanity in the process.]]
31st Mar '18 10:49:15 PM Arha
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* In ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', Unicron accuses Optimus Prime of being little different from Galvatron, suggesting that the real reason he fights evil is that [[BloodKnight he enjoys the thrill of battle]] and [[HeroismAddict the praise he gets from others for it]]. Notably, while the other characters object to the comparison, Optimus himself ''doesn’t''. [[spoiler:After the final battle with Galvatron, he admits that he did indeed enjoy the fight to an unhealthy degree. He decides he’s no longer worthy of wielding the Matrix and departs on a RedemptionQuest to conquer his personal demons and become worthy once more.]]

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* In ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', Unicron accuses Optimus Prime of being little different from Galvatron, suggesting that the real reason he fights evil is that [[BloodKnight he enjoys the thrill of battle]] and [[HeroismAddict the praise he gets from others for it]]. Notably, while the other characters object to the comparison, Optimus himself ''doesn’t''. [[spoiler:After the final battle with Galvatron, he admits that he did indeed enjoy the fight to an unhealthy degree. He decides he’s no longer worthy of wielding the Matrix and departs on a RedemptionQuest to conquer his personal demons and become worthy once more.]]]]
* Miri Diana in ''LightNovel/DestructionFlagOtome'' is a prim, proper lady with great focus on proper etiquette and so on while her daughter Katarina can charitably described as a major tomboy and uncharitably described as a hyperactive idiot who eats until she throws up and plows fields for fun. One day while nearing pulling her hair out, Miri gripes to her husband that she has no clue where her daughter gets this from and he mutters too quietly for her to hear that she definitely gets it from her mother.
8th Mar '18 7:45:15 AM chopshop
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* ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'' has the protagonists, the BrotherSisterTeam of Sora and Shiro, compared with Kurami, their initial opponent for the throne of Elchea, and Feel Nilvalen, Kurami's elven friend [[spoiler:and owner]]. Both pairs have strong bonds of trust, and are confident that the other will support them if they make a mistake. When Sora tells Kurami this, she asks him if he got the line from her memories (which they recently exchanged), he simply shrugs and answers noncommittally.

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* ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'' has the protagonists, the BrotherSisterTeam of Sora and Shiro, compared with Kurami, their initial opponent for the throne of Elchea, and Feel Nilvalen, Kurami's elven friend [[spoiler:and owner]]. Both pairs have strong bonds of trust, and are confident that the other will support them if they make a mistake. When Sora tells Kurami this, she asks him if he got the line from her memories (which they recently exchanged), he simply shrugs and answers noncommittally.noncommittally.
* In ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', Unicron accuses Optimus Prime of being little different from Galvatron, suggesting that the real reason he fights evil is that [[BloodKnight he enjoys the thrill of battle]] and [[HeroismAddict the praise he gets from others for it]]. Notably, while the other characters object to the comparison, Optimus himself ''doesn’t''. [[spoiler:After the final battle with Galvatron, he admits that he did indeed enjoy the fight to an unhealthy degree. He decides he’s no longer worthy of wielding the Matrix and departs on a RedemptionQuest to conquer his personal demons and become worthy once more.]]
7th Dec '17 11:44:05 PM Zazie122
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** Even later on, [[spoiler: Eren points this trope out to Reiner after meeting him for the first time in four years. Reiner asks Eren why he's come to attack Liberio, to which Eren responds "I'm the same as you". Reiner was just doing his job when he and his friends attacked Eren's hometown, and Eren's just doing the same when he attacks Reiner's.]]
5th Oct '17 9:17:35 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** A more personal reveal was the fact that Shinji and Gendo both suffered the crippling fear of hurting those they were close to, and being hurt in turn. Gendo's decision to send Shinji away was driven by this fear after he concluded they would both be better off if he did nothing at all.

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** A more personal reveal was the fact that Shinji and Gendo both suffered the crippling fear of hurting those they were close to, and being hurt in turn. turn, as well as having exceptionally low opinions of themselves. Gendo's decision to send Shinji away was driven by this fear after of being a bad parent so he concluded they would both be better off if he did nothing at all.
26th Sep '17 12:08:56 AM MasterN
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', the respective [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] [[LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine Madoka and Homura]] have made are motivated by exactly the same goals: to protect the people they love [[spoiler:and find a purpose in life]]. And when they become Witches, both decide to use the same method: [[spoiler:forcibly trapping their loved ones in a LotusEaterMachine]]. These similarities are the biggest reasons why Homura is not seen as completely villainous.

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', the respective [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] [[LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine Madoka and Homura]] have made are motivated by exactly the same goals: to protect the people they love [[spoiler:and find a purpose in life]]. And [[spoiler: when they become Witches, both decide to use the same method: [[spoiler:forcibly forcibly trapping their loved ones in a LotusEaterMachine]]. These similarities are the biggest reasons why Homura is not seen as completely villainous.
31st May '17 4:40:06 PM harostar
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* In Episode 3 of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Eren is having a lot of trouble mastering the basics of the Maneuvering Gear. He asks various characters for help, but none seem to want to help him at first. Reiner and Bertolt, on the other hand, ask him why he's so determined to be a soldier, then tell him that they were also from a DoomedHometown. They go with him to help him a bit with some extra training at night in an attempt to help him pass the training. [[spoiler:This comparison becomes a bit more...interesting...when it's revealed that Reiner and Bertolt are also NotSoDifferent from Eren in that they're both Titan Shifters.]]

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* In Episode 3 of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Eren is having a lot of trouble mastering the basics of the Maneuvering Gear. He asks various characters for help, but none seem to want to help him at first. Reiner are eventually confronted by this reality upon learning the truth about the world. [[spoiler: The Titans are humans involuntarily transformed into monsters, and the entire conflict is simply humans fighting over resources. Reiner, Bertolt, on and Annie are not the other hand, ask him why he's so determined to be a soldier, then tell him that they were also from a DoomedHometown. They go with him to help him a bit with some extra training at night in an attempt to help him pass the training. [[spoiler:This comparison becomes a bit more...interesting...when it's revealed that Reiner and Bertolt are also NotSoDifferent from psychopathic monsters Eren in that accused them of being. Instead, they're merely soldiers from an opposing nation doing what they believe is necessary to protect the world. This similarity results in them becoming FireForgedFriends during their time in training, but creates considerable pain on both Titan Shifters.]]sides when their opposing missions force them to fight each other]].
22nd May '17 11:21:28 AM kataangluvr
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* Even though Arshi and Youtarou from ''Anime/KurageNoShokudo'' have different lifestyles and backgrounds, they both have brothers whose deaths have affected them deeply.
2nd May '17 6:33:57 AM DarkHunter
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** Another, very disturbing one is the result of FridgeHorror. [[spoiler:Look what Femto did to Caska and Guts during the Eclipse, now look back at volume 3, where Guts is forcing young Theresia to watch as he brutally tortures her father (The aforementioned Count, who himself is quite the TragicVillain) right in front of her]]. It causes me to shiver everytime I remember, because you can just ''see'' how close Guts is to turn into what [[spoiler:Griffith]] had become!

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** Another, very disturbing one is the result of FridgeHorror. [[spoiler:Look what Femto did to Caska and Guts during the Eclipse, now look back at volume 3, where Guts is forcing young Theresia to watch as he brutally tortures her father (The aforementioned Count, who himself is quite the TragicVillain) right in front of her]]. It causes me to shiver everytime I remember, because you can just ''see'' be a little disturbing to see how close Guts is to turn turning into what [[spoiler:Griffith]] had become!
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