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10th Apr '16 8:11:22 AM Tron80
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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]''
** One of the big revelations is that humans share much of their DNA with their [[EldritchAbomination enemies]], the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]]. Misato remarks on the tragic irony behind the fact that each race wants to exterminate the other despite being so similar on a genetic level.

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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]''
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** One of the big revelations is that humans share much of their DNA with their enemies, the [[EldritchAbomination enemies]], the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]]. Misato remarks on the tragic irony behind the fact that each race wants to exterminate the other despite being so similar on a genetic level.


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* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'':
** Although she's one of the heroes, Hilmuka thinks that she's not so different from [[BigBad Marder]]. Just like him, [[spoiler:she hates planet Lanplate's lifeless, stagnant utopia.]]
** During his last battle, [[TheDragon Hy Shaltat]] suggests [[TheHero Jordy]] that he joins them, telling that he's not really different from Marder.
28th Jan '16 1:54:29 PM Willbyr
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* Tetsunosuke and Suzu from ''PeacemakerKurogane'', although constantly pushing each other's buttons and being [[TheRival rivals]], are shown to think to themselves that maybe they're not so different after all. At least until [[spoiler: Suzu goes [[AxCrazy insane]] and [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with Tetsunosuke]]...]]

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* Tetsunosuke and Suzu from ''PeacemakerKurogane'', ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'', although constantly pushing each other's buttons and being [[TheRival rivals]], are shown to think to themselves that maybe they're not so different after all. At least until [[spoiler: Suzu goes [[AxCrazy insane]] and [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with Tetsunosuke]]...]]



* In ''OnePiece'', done inadvertently by Sanji when fighting Absalom: Not only they have a similar reaction to seeing a sleeping Nami in a wedding dress, but Sanji reveals that given invisibility powers, he would do little better than Absalom himself.

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* In ''OnePiece'', ''Franchise/OnePiece'', done inadvertently by Sanji when fighting Absalom: Not only they have a similar reaction to seeing a sleeping Nami in a wedding dress, but Sanji reveals that given invisibility powers, he would do little better than Absalom himself.
16th Jan '16 10:41:01 AM Zephyr7
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* Akihito and Mirai in ''LightNovel/BeyondtheBoundary''. Mirai early attempts to distance herself from Akihito because she believed she is alone and has no one to rely on, unlike him. In episode 4, he tells her she is being foolish. When she sees [[spoiler: his SuperpoweredEvilSide awaken and his "friends" aggressively attempt to control him]], she realizes how wrong she was about him.

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* Akihito and Mirai in ''LightNovel/BeyondtheBoundary''. ''LightNovel/BeyondTheBoundary''. Mirai early attempts to distance herself from Akihito because she believed she is alone alone, cursed and has no one to rely on, unlike him. In episode 4, he tells her she is being foolish. When she sees [[spoiler: his SuperpoweredEvilSide awaken and his "friends" aggressively attempt to control him]], she realizes how wrong she was about him.
16th Jan '16 10:15:34 AM Zephyr7
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** Tamaki and Haruhi. Both have an uncanny ability to see through a person's core problems and (eventually) knows what to say to make said person feel better or understand what they need to do. They have a MissingMom (one deceased, one missing) and they are the only members in the club who don't have siblings.

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** Tamaki and Haruhi. Both have an uncanny ability to see through a person's core problems and (eventually) knows what to say to make said person feel better or understand what they need to do. They have a MissingMom (one deceased, one missing) and they are the only members in the club who don't have siblings.siblings.
* Akihito and Mirai in ''LightNovel/BeyondtheBoundary''. Mirai early attempts to distance herself from Akihito because she believed she is alone and has no one to rely on, unlike him. In episode 4, he tells her she is being foolish. When she sees [[spoiler: his SuperpoweredEvilSide awaken and his "friends" aggressively attempt to control him]], she realizes how wrong she was about him.
5th Jan '16 6:26:52 AM Zephyr7
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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 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.]]]]
* Parodied in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' between the titular club and the Zuka club. Both are hammy, often cosplay, wear lavish costumes, have legions of fangirls and want Haruhi to stay/join them.
** Tamaki and Haruhi. Both have an uncanny ability to see through a person's core problems and (eventually) knows what to say to make said person feel better or understand what they need to do. They have a MissingMom (one deceased, one missing) and they are the only members in the club who don't have siblings.
4th Jan '16 1:51:54 PM Willbyr
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* In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', BigBad Fei-Wang Reed explains "Syaoran" Li that the two have are wishing to obtain the same wish (reviving a dead person) the two have brought miseries to the people around them. In the story nobody ever denies this and the final chapters solidify this. However, it should be noted that "Syaoran" was just a puppet of Fei-Wang all along.

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* In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', BigBad Fei-Wang Reed explains "Syaoran" Li that the two have are wishing to obtain the same wish (reviving a dead person) the two have brought miseries to the people around them. In the story nobody ever denies this and the final chapters solidify this. However, it should be noted that "Syaoran" was just a puppet of Fei-Wang all along.



** Played horribly straight in ''UchuuSenkanYamato''. For most of the first season we are repeated that the Gamilas are evil for what they've done to Earth and Mankind, but when the ''Yamato'' is about to reach Iskandar we find out that the Gamilas did what they did because they had no other choice but to adapt Earth to them if they were to survive, and that included the extinction of Earth's original life forms. Kodai has to acknowledge the NotSoDifferent angle after the battle to reach Iskandar has [[spoiler: devastated Gamilas and destroyed its cities, killing billions, by the very actions of the ''Yamato'' crew]].

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** Played horribly straight in ''UchuuSenkanYamato''.''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato''. For most of the first season we are repeated that the Gamilas are evil for what they've done to Earth and Mankind, but when the ''Yamato'' is about to reach Iskandar we find out that the Gamilas did what they did because they had no other choice but to adapt Earth to them if they were to survive, and that included the extinction of Earth's original life forms. Kodai has to acknowledge the NotSoDifferent angle after the battle to reach Iskandar has [[spoiler: devastated Gamilas and destroyed its cities, killing billions, by the very actions of the ''Yamato'' crew]].
3rd Jan '16 5:01:04 PM SomeoneElse17
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** [[EvilCounterpart All of the villains from King Piccolo onward]] [[ShadowArchetype share many aspects with Goku]]. King Piccolo and his son Piccolo, as mention above, share similar backstories to Goku. The Saiyans all share Goku's love for fighting, pride in their power, and challenging themselves. Like Frieza, Goku has an enormous amount of raw natural talent, represents the strongest his race have to offer, and becomes just as sadistic as Frieza after turning Super Saiyan. After becoming perfect, Cell gains Goku's laid-back demeanor and gives his opponents sporting chances so he can enjoy the fight longer. Majin Buu shares Goku's love of food, fighting, playfulness, crude manners, and are much smarter than people give them credit for. With Beerus, they're both rather lazy outside of fighting, are food obsess, will seek any new challenge, and adore their friends more than their power. [[TheDreaded He is also among the most feared beings in the universe]]. The fact that Goku has a conscious and a set of morals are what set him apart from his enemies.

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** [[EvilCounterpart All of the villains from King Piccolo onward]] [[ShadowArchetype share many aspects with Goku]]. King Piccolo and his son Piccolo, as mention above, share similar backstories to Goku. The Saiyans all share Goku's love for fighting, pride in their power, and challenging themselves. Like Frieza, Goku has an enormous amount of raw natural talent, represents the strongest his race have to offer, and becomes just as sadistic as Frieza after turning Super Saiyan. After becoming perfect, Cell gains Goku's laid-back demeanor and gives his opponents sporting chances so he can enjoy the fight longer. Majin Buu shares Goku's love of food, fighting, playfulness, crude manners, and are much smarter than people give them credit for. With Beerus, they're both rather lazy outside of fighting, are food obsess, will seek any new challenge, and adore their friends more than their power. [[TheDreaded He is also among the most feared beings in the universe]]. The fact that Goku has a conscious conscience and a set of morals are what set him apart from his enemies.
29th Dec '15 10:32:42 PM Willbyr
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* In MaiHime, Natsuki realizes that she is NotSoDifferent from her bitter enemy Nao when Nao reveals that her father was killed and her mother was rendered comatose in a robbery, leading her to trick men into soliciting her for EnjoKosai and robbing them in revenge and for her to distrust anyone other than herself. Natsuki lost her mother at a young age and her father abandoned her, leading her to be similarly vengeful, as well as distrustful of others until she met Shizuru. As a result of this, [[spoiler:Natsuki prevents Shizuru from finishing off Nao after destroying her Child, in spite of everything Nao did to her]].

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* In MaiHime, ''Anime/MaiHime'', Natsuki realizes that she is NotSoDifferent from her bitter enemy Nao when Nao reveals that her father was killed and her mother was rendered comatose in a robbery, leading her to trick men into soliciting her for EnjoKosai and robbing them in revenge and for her to distrust anyone other than herself. Natsuki lost her mother at a young age and her father abandoned her, leading her to be similarly vengeful, as well as distrustful of others until she met Shizuru. As a result of this, [[spoiler:Natsuki prevents Shizuru from finishing off Nao after destroying her Child, in spite of everything Nao did to her]].
15th Dec '15 2:28:09 PM WhosAsking
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** It turns out that the two who were really NotSoDifferent all along were, in fact, [[{{Dracula}} Alucard]] and [[BadassPreacher Anderson]], to the point that it ''[[spoiler: actually brings Alucard to [[TearsOfBlood bloody tears]] ]]''. Though the two originally had a RedOniBlueOni thing going on, Alucard appreciated him as his dearest enemy and tells him that [[spoiler: if Anderson killed him, he would be honored]]. That doesn't stop him from going full force against Anderson to test him, though...which ends up backfiring ''hard'' when Anderson uses a DeadlyUpgrade and essentially becomes a tool of God in order to finally kill Alucard. Alucard, who [[spoiler: sold his soul to the devil in order to live as a vampire, [[ManlyTears cries and]] ]] gets ''extremely'' pissed because he didn't want Anderson to [[spoiler: become a monster like him. After all, a monster of God is still a monster.]]

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** It turns out that the two who were really NotSoDifferent all along were, in fact, [[{{Dracula}} Alucard]] and [[BadassPreacher Anderson]], to the point that it ''[[spoiler: actually brings Alucard to [[TearsOfBlood bloody tears]] ]]''. Though the two originally had a RedOniBlueOni thing going on, Alucard appreciated him as his dearest enemy and tells him that [[spoiler: if Anderson killed him, he would be honored]]. That doesn't stop him from going full force against Anderson to test him, though...which ends up backfiring ''hard'' when Anderson uses a DeadlyUpgrade and essentially becomes a tool of God in order to finally kill Alucard. Alucard, who [[spoiler: sold his soul to the devil in order to live as a vampire, [[ManlyTears cries and]] ]] gets ''extremely'' pissed because he didn't want Anderson to [[spoiler: become a monster like him. After all, a monster of God [[HeWhoFightsMonsters is still a monster.monster]]. But Anderson doesn't care because he's always seen himself as an instrument of God, so he sees the other side of the coin: a monster of God ''[[ChurchMilitant still serves God]]''.]]
15th Dec '15 2:05:51 PM WhosAsking
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** Going all the way back to Drum Island, Sanji actually invokes the trope in a positive way. He and Luffy had earlier called Chopper a monster because he was a reindeer who could transform into a humanoid form because of his Devil Fruit. Chopper then sees Luffy's own Devil Fruit powers and asks Sanji about it. As a way to make up for the bad first impression, he goes on to say Luffy is "a monster," subtly pointing out that Chopper may be odd, but then so is Luffy.
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