History NotSoDifferent / WesternAnimation

8th Apr '18 11:34:46 PM waters20
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* Though they'd never admit it, ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'' arch-enemies Eddy and Kevin are probably the two characters who have the most similar personalities, the biggest difference being [[BigManOnCampus Kevin is popular]] and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer Eddy isn't.]]

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* Though they'd never admit it, ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'' ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' arch-enemies Eddy and Kevin are probably the two characters who have the most similar personalities, the biggest difference being [[BigManOnCampus Kevin is popular]] and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer Eddy isn't.]]
1st Mar '18 2:17:59 PM Psi001
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* Throughout most of the early points of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' the lucid sugary sweet Noops were like night and day compared to the cynical goofy Urpneys, who feared the former as much as they righteously abhorred the latter. Throughout later episodes however, occasional lampshades were made at the fact that Rufus and Amberley were as much errand runners for the heroes as Frizz and Nug were for the villains. They even started to display a similar snarky disposition about what they are put through at times.
1st Mar '18 2:11:52 PM Psi001
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* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' has Dick Dastardly as the villain because of his [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat cheating]], but, in this race, cheating is often the only way for any of the racers to win. Only four of the racers never cheat at all specifically: Peter Perfect, Penelope Pitstop, Lazy Luke and Sergeant Blast. Sure, Dick's schemes involve taking out the other racers, but the rest of them do the same thing (though to be fair the majority of the other racers' attempts are mostly harmless such as jumping a few places ahead or lifting another racer up and driving under them, while Dick Dastardly's plans are often potentially lethal) some of the other racers that are shown as villainous like him are the Ant Hill Mob, the Slug brothers and the Gruesome Twosome. Dastardly's one victory was reversed after finding out he extended his vehicle when crossing the finishing line. He is disqualified and booed vigorously, despite the fact other episodes featured another racer using the same tactic and winning legitimately, being the only example where he was treated unfairly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' has Dick Dastardly as the villain because of his [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat cheating]], but, in this race, cheating is often the only way for any of the racers to win. Only four of the racers never cheat at all specifically: Peter Perfect, Penelope Pitstop, Lazy Luke and Sergeant Blast. Sure, Dick's schemes involve taking out the other racers, but the rest of them do the same thing (though to be fair the majority of the other racers' attempts are mostly harmless such as jumping a few places ahead or lifting another racer up and driving under them, while Dick Dastardly's plans are often potentially lethal) some of the other racers that are shown as villainous like him are the Ant Hill Mob, the Slug brothers and the Gruesome Twosome. Dastardly's one victory was reversed after finding out he extended his vehicle when crossing the finishing line. He is disqualified and booed vigorously, despite the fact other episodes featured another racer using the same tactic and winning legitimately, being the only example where he was treated unfairly. It should also be noted that, despite this double standard, many of the other racers attempts at dirty tactics (at least intentional ones) lead to slapstick backfires themselves.
20th Jan '18 2:06:14 PM Shadowgazer
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* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' has Dick Dastardly as the villain because of his [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat cheating]], but, in this race, cheating is often the only way for any of the racers to win. Only four of the racers never cheat at all specifically: Peter Perfect, Penelope Pitstop, Lazy Luke and Sergeant Blast. Sure, Dick's schemes involve taking out the other racers, but the rest of them do the same thing (though to be fair the majority of the other racers' attempts are mostly harmless such as jumping a few places ahead or lifting another racer up and driving under them, while Dick Dastardly's plans are often potentially lethal) some of the other racers that are shown as villainous like him are the Ant Hill Mob, the Slug brothers and the Gruesome Twosome. Dastardly's one victory was reversed after finding out he extended his vehicle when crossing the finishing line. He is disqualified and booed vigorously, despite the fact other episodes featured another racer using the same tactic and winning legitimately, being the only example where he was treated unfairly.
21st Jul '17 10:23:51 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Fans have often [[WildMassGuessing speculated]] that the Not So Different comparisons of Dr. Venture and The Monarch are ultimately leading to a revelation that they are secretly related, especially as brothers, half-brothers, or clones. A few extra clues that tease these theories have been thrown around, such as a photo showing them as childhood friends (which The Monarch doesn't remember), and the fact that after The Monarch trims his beard they both look nearly identical when they wear the Blue Morpho's costume.
21st Jul '17 10:17:18 AM gophergiggles
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' involves a Japanese ninja stealing the secret of a "deadly touch" technique and facing off Batman for a climactic fight. Batman, himself trained as a ninja, is forced to hear the villain claim this trope. In response, he tells the guy that today, he's fighting as a samurai not a ninja. (Later, when Bruce talked to his [[OldMaster sensei]] about it, the old man put his doubts to rest, denying that Batman was anything like a ninja at all, pointing out that he had tried to rescue his foe and refused to use the "deadly touch" technique himself, despite knowing how to. In other words, Batman had the one thing a ninja lacks: honor.)

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One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' involves a Japanese ninja stealing the secret of a "deadly touch" technique and facing off Batman for a climactic fight. Batman, himself trained as a ninja, is forced to hear the villain claim this trope. In response, he tells the guy that today, he's fighting as a samurai not a ninja. (Later, when Bruce talked to his [[OldMaster sensei]] about it, the old man put his doubts to rest, denying that Batman was anything like a ninja at all, pointing out that he had tried to rescue his foe and refused to use the "deadly touch" technique himself, despite knowing how to. In other words, Batman had the one thing a ninja lacks: honor.))
** In ''A Bullet for Bullock'', after admitting he bends the law to get results, the titular detective remarks that he and Batman aren't so different. Naturally, as the two despise each other, this pisses Batman off. He's right, too. while Bullock ''is'' a crude dislikable oaf, he's not corrupt in the slightest and a surprisingly competent cop. Ironically, what he and Batman have most in common is the law puts up with both of them (and they each put up with each other) because they both definitely get results.
23rd May '17 1:49:50 PM TheNicestGuy
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', the Mighty Monarch deliberately invokes this trope, convincing the extremely naive Dean Venture that, if he reports the Monarch's actions, [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred telling will make Dean JUST LIKE HIM!]]

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', the ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'':
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Mighty Monarch deliberately invokes this trope, convincing the extremely naive Dean Venture that, if he reports the Monarch's actions, [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred telling will make Dean JUST LIKE HIM!]]


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** Fans have often [[WildMassGuessing speculated]] that the Not So Different comparisons of Dr. Venture and The Monarch are ultimately leading to a revelation that they are secretly related, especially as brothers, half-brothers, or clones. A few extra clues that tease these theories have been thrown around, such as a photo showing them as childhood friends (which The Monarch doesn't remember), and the fact that after The Monarch trims his beard they both look nearly identical when they wear the Blue Morpho's costume.
15th May '17 2:44:10 AM DrPsyche
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The show has repeatedly shown that Pearl and Peridot are quite similar both from their designs (sharing the gem placement in the head) and their personalities (smart, controlling, insecure). "Back to the Barn" especially highlights their needs to prove themselves and has them go head to head. When she, Lapis, and Connie try to emulate the Crystal Gems Lapis points out that she should have been Pearl which causes Peridot to rant about how they're nothing alike all the while acting out the negative traits she accuses Pearl of having.
5th May '17 1:33:31 AM annette12
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* Though they'd never admit it, ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'' arch-enemies Eddy and Kevin are probably the two characters who have the most similar personalities, the biggest difference being [[BigManOnCampus Kevin is popular]] and [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Eddy isn't.]]

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* Though they'd never admit it, ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'' arch-enemies Eddy and Kevin are probably the two characters who have the most similar personalities, the biggest difference being [[BigManOnCampus Kevin is popular]] and [[TheFriendNobodyLikes [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer Eddy isn't.]]
8th Apr '17 10:18:14 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' proves himself a GenreSavvy thorn in the League's side by constantly pointing out in the in-universe media how [[FalselyReformedVillain his apparent attempts at reformation]] are not so different from the more EasilyForgiven exploits of League members: After all... Superman had been brainwashed by Darkseid into leading war on Metropolis, and Hawkgirl betrayed the entire ''planet'' to the Thannagarians... [[PsychoticSmirk Why doesn't Lex deserve a second chance?]]

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* ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' proves himself a GenreSavvy thorn in the League's side by constantly pointing out in the in-universe media how [[FalselyReformedVillain his apparent attempts at reformation]] are not so different from the more EasilyForgiven exploits of League members: After all... Superman had been brainwashed by Darkseid into leading war on Metropolis, and Hawkgirl betrayed the entire ''planet'' to the Thannagarians... [[PsychoticSmirk Why doesn't Lex deserve a second chance?]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'', Norman confronts the semi-immortal that slaughtered his village centuries ago. Norman eventually defeats him and has him held over an effectively bottomless chasm when the villain, having a moment of GenreSavvy, triumphantly invokes this trope with the standard declaration of "[[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim If you kill me, you'll be just like me!]]" Norman just looks at him for a moment, before calmly stating, "I can live with that" and dropping him. Aversion from the typical in that Norman never evinces a single bit of guilt over doing so, but then, he was never exactly the touchy-feely hero type in the first place.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'', Norman confronts the semi-immortal that slaughtered his village centuries ago. Norman eventually defeats him and has him held over an effectively bottomless chasm when the villain, having a moment of GenreSavvy, villain triumphantly invokes this trope with the standard declaration of "[[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim If you kill me, you'll be just like me!]]" Norman just looks at him for a moment, before calmly stating, "I can live with that" and dropping him. Aversion from the typical in that Norman never evinces a single bit of guilt over doing so, but then, he was never exactly the touchy-feely hero type in the first place.
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