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8th Jun '17 3:48:16 PM BurgerLord
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** Boris and Alek weren't actually from similar backgrounds, but they have such a similar mindset that Boris decides to drop false "hints" that they may not be that different.

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** Boris Claire and Alek Alice weren't actually from similar backgrounds, but they have such a similar mindset that Boris decides to drop false "hints" that they may not be that different. different.
** Claire is from an AlternateUniverse where Alice decides to use her DarkAndTroubledPast as a FreudianExcuse to commit evil deeds. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And had a different name.]]
2nd Mar '17 9:41:47 PM Etheru
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* '''Enforced''': In a {{toku}}saku series, (or a similar, special effects based flick) the costume department decides to take one of heroes' spare costumes and [[PaletteSwap tweak it]] to create an evil counterpart, not because it was part of the original plan, but due to budget constraints.

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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In a {{toku}}saku series, (or a similar, special effects based flick) the costume department decides to take one of heroes' spare costumes and [[PaletteSwap tweak it]] to create an evil counterpart, not because it was part of the original plan, but due to budget constraints. constraints.
** Claire was created because someone on-board thought that none of the other antagonists were enough to interest viewers.
19th Dec '16 2:16:52 PM ectostar
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* '''Straight''': [[GreatDetective Aleksandra]] is a [[GadgeteerGenius genius]] who has grown from an impoverished, abused background to make amazing science-fictional advances in forensic science, and has revolutionized the world. [[DiabolicalMastermind Borislava]] is [[EvilGenius equally intelligent,]] and uses her intelligence to subvert Aleksandra's technology and justice system - and she came from a similar background.

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* '''Straight''': [[GreatDetective Aleksandra]] Alice]] is a [[GadgeteerGenius genius]] who has [[DarkAndTroubledPast grown from an impoverished, abused background background]] to make amazing science-fictional advances in forensic science, and has revolutionized the world. [[DiabolicalMastermind Borislava]] Claire]] is [[EvilGenius equally intelligent,]] and uses her intelligence to subvert Aleksandra's Alice's technology and justice system - and [[NotSoDifferent she came from a similar background.background]].



** Every major villain Alexsandra faces is a dark inversion of some aspect of her character.
** Borislava is literally Alexsandra's EvilTwin, and their occasional flashes of {{Twintuition}} keep them obsessed with opposing each other even if they'd rather live and let live.

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** Every major villain Alexsandra Alice faces is a dark inversion of some aspect of her character.
** Borislava Claire is literally Alexsandra's Alice's EvilTwin, and their occasional flashes of {{Twintuition}} keep them obsessed with opposing each other even if they'd rather live and let live.



** The similarities between Aleksandra and Borislava are present, but the story doesn't make much of it.

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** The similarities between Aleksandra Alice and Borislava Claire are present, but the story doesn't make much of it.



** Borislava is actually an evil clone of Aleksandra, with many of her memories.
** Borislava had a similar upbringing to Aleksandra but chose to be evil. It's an excellent way to show just how bad or dangerous she could be if she didn't have a heroic upbringing.

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** Borislava Claire is actually an evil clone of Aleksandra, Alice, with many of her memories.
** Borislava Claire had a similar upbringing to Aleksandra Alice but chose to be evil. It's an excellent way to show just how bad or dangerous she could be if she didn't have a heroic upbringing.



* '''Inverted''': Aleksandra is an AntiHero VillainProtagonist, and she meets Chen, who had the same background as her but is a Messiah HeroAntagonist.

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* '''Inverted''': Aleksandra Alice is an AntiHero VillainProtagonist, and she meets Chen, who had the same background as her but is a Messiah HeroAntagonist.



** Borislava goes on and on about how her life was so similar to Aleksandra's life, how they're NotSoDifferent after all - and then it turns out she was lying and she was actually the daughter of a rich philanthropist.
** Or, alternatively, Borislava is not evil, but brainwashed.
* '''Double Subverted''': And then it turns out that Borislava's mother, although rich and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity loved by the public,]] abused her as much as Aleksandra's, and despite the class differences they really are very similar.

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** Borislava Claire goes on and on about how her life was so similar to Aleksandra's Alice's life, how they're NotSoDifferent after all - and then it turns out she was lying and she was actually the daughter of a rich philanthropist.
** Or, alternatively, Borislava Claire is not evil, but brainwashed.
* '''Double Subverted''': And then it turns out that Borislava's Claire's mother, although rich and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity loved by the public,]] abused her as much as Aleksandra's, Alice's, and despite the class differences they really are very similar.



* '''Averted''': Borislava is nothing like Aleksandra.

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* '''Averted''': Borislava Claire is nothing like Aleksandra.Alice.



** Borislava's family and Aleksandra's family knew each other, and since Aleksandra was obviously going to become good, Borislava's family forced her into evil in because "Aleksandra has to have an evil twin".
** Borislava is a brainwashed TykeBomb created specifically to be a {{Foil}} to Alexsandra, and her mirror-image backstory was invented to inspire jealousy and hatred.
* '''Exploited''': Borislava is able to manipulate Aleksandra and/or predict her next move because "That's what I would do in that situation."
* '''Defied''': When she sees that Aleksandra is so similar to her, Borislava changes her methods from scientific genius to political power, thinking that being different will give her an edge.

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** Borislava's Claire's family and Aleksandra's Alice's family knew each other, and since Aleksandra Alice was obviously going to become good, Borislava's Claire's family forced her into evil in because "Aleksandra "Alice has to have an evil twin".
** Borislava Claire is a brainwashed TykeBomb created specifically to be a {{Foil}} to Alexsandra, Alice, and her mirror-image backstory was invented to inspire jealousy and hatred.
* '''Exploited''': Borislava Claire is able to manipulate Aleksandra Alice and/or predict her next move because "That's what I would do in that situation."
* '''Defied''': When she sees that Aleksandra Alice is so similar to her, Borislava Claire changes her methods from scientific genius to political power, thinking that being different will give her an edge.



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5th May '14 9:29:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* '''Inverted''': Aleksandra is an AntiHero VillainProtagonist, and she meets Chen, who had the same background as her but is a [[TheMessiah Messiah]] HeroAntagonist.

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* '''Inverted''': Aleksandra is an AntiHero VillainProtagonist, and she meets Chen, who had the same background as her but is a [[TheMessiah Messiah]] Messiah HeroAntagonist.
6th Apr '14 11:37:03 AM Tehrannotaur
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* The similarities between Aleksandra and Borislava are present, but the story doesn't make much of it.
* ShadowArchetype

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* ** The similarities between Aleksandra and Borislava are present, but the story doesn't make much of it.
* ** ShadowArchetype
6th Apr '14 11:36:56 AM Tehrannotaur
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* '''Downplayed''': The similarities between Aleksandra and Borislava are present, but the story doesn't make much of it.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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The similarities between Aleksandra and Borislava are present, but the story doesn't make much of it.it.
* ShadowArchetype
11th Apr '13 11:30:04 PM VPhantom
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** Borislava had a similar upbringing to Aleksandra but chose to be evil.
** Boris and Alek weren't actually from similar backgrounds, but they have such a similar mindset that Boris decides to drop false "hints" that they may not be that different.

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** Borislava had a similar upbringing to Aleksandra but chose to be evil.
evil. It's an excellent way to show just how bad or dangerous she could be if she didn't have a heroic upbringing.
** Boris and Alek weren't actually from similar backgrounds, but they have such a similar mindset that Boris decides to drop false "hints" that they may not be that different.



* '''Enforced''': This trope is done to show just how bad or dangerous the hero could be if they didn't have a heroic upbringing.

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* '''Enforced''': This trope is done to show just how bad or dangerous In a {{toku}}saku series, (or a similar, special effects based flick) the hero could be if they didn't have a heroic upbringing.costume department decides to take one of heroes' spare costumes and [[PaletteSwap tweak it]] to create an evil counterpart, not because it was part of the original plan, but due to budget constraints.
11th Apr '13 11:10:40 PM Etheru
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* '''Enforced''': This trope is down to show just how bad or dangerous the hero could be if they didn't have a heroic upbringing.

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* '''Enforced''': This trope is down done to show just how bad or dangerous the hero could be if they didn't have a heroic upbringing.
11th Apr '13 11:10:19 PM Etheru
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* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???This trope is down to show just how bad or dangerous the hero could be if they didn't have a heroic upbringing.
28th Mar '13 1:21:00 AM Korodzik
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* '''Inverted''': Aleksandra is an AntiHero VillainProtagonist, and she meets Chen, who had the same background as her but is a {{Messiah}} HeroAntagonist.

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* '''Inverted''': Aleksandra is an AntiHero VillainProtagonist, and she meets Chen, who had the same background as her but is a {{Messiah}} [[TheMessiah Messiah]] HeroAntagonist.
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