History RedOniBlueOni / RealLife

26th Oct '17 6:39:02 PM Malady
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* Then there were [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Josef_Strauss Franz Josef Strauss]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Kohl Helmut Kohl]], the two most prominent conservative politicians of 1970s and 1980s West Germany and [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalSystemOfGermany bitter rivals for chancellorship]]. Strauss was a [[{{Determinator}} head-strong]], polarising Bavarian patriot who was most used to making fiery, aggressive ''[[DerStammtisch Stammtisch]]'' speeches and operating in equally unsubtle political leaps. Kohl was a [[SlaveToPR slick]], [[{{Realpolitik}} calculating]] Palatinatian who was best at finding party friends through favours and political flummery, and never put his foot where it didn't belong. While both men were fairly corrupt and had their share of sponsors and ulterior business, Strauss' relative impulsiveness meant he couldn't hide it; eventually the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiegel_scandal Spiegel Scandal]] cost him his political posts, and forever damned him to regional politics (though he ultimately became both [[TookALevelInCynic much bluer]] and very successful there). Kohl, on the other hand, found that his political maneuvering and flattery eventually earned him the 6th federal chancellorship in time for German reunification.

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* Then there were [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Josef_Strauss Franz Josef Strauss]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Kohl Helmut Kohl]], the two most prominent conservative politicians of 1970s and 1980s West Germany and [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalSystemOfGermany bitter rivals for chancellorship]]. Strauss was a [[{{Determinator}} head-strong]], polarising Bavarian patriot who was most used to making fiery, aggressive ''[[DerStammtisch ''[[UsefulNotes/DerStammtisch Stammtisch]]'' speeches and operating in equally unsubtle political leaps. Kohl was a [[SlaveToPR slick]], [[{{Realpolitik}} calculating]] Palatinatian who was best at finding party friends through favours and political flummery, and never put his foot where it didn't belong. While both men were fairly corrupt and had their share of sponsors and ulterior business, Strauss' relative impulsiveness meant he couldn't hide it; eventually the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiegel_scandal Spiegel Scandal]] cost him his political posts, and forever damned him to regional politics (though he ultimately became both [[TookALevelInCynic much bluer]] and very successful there). Kohl, on the other hand, found that his political maneuvering and flattery eventually earned him the 6th federal chancellorship in time for German reunification.
21st Oct '17 2:15:26 PM quackytrope
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* A person can be either one, depending on who they're around; you might be the Red Oni to one friend's Blue Oni, and the Blue Oni to another friend's Red Oni.
11th Oct '17 5:44:31 PM nombretomado
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* Another example of siblings fitting this: the Gyllenhaals. Look at their film roles and their offscreen personalities: {{Maggie|Gyllenhaal}} is the Red Oni and {{Jake|Gyllenhaal}} is the Blue Oni.

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* Another example of siblings fitting this: the Gyllenhaals. Look at their film roles and their offscreen personalities: {{Maggie|Gyllenhaal}} Creator/{{Maggie|Gyllenhaal}} is the Red Oni and {{Jake|Gyllenhaal}} Creator/{{Jake|Gyllenhaal}} is the Blue Oni.
23rd Sep '17 8:13:36 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** There are several examples, but the most prominent is UsefulNotes/JohnAdams and UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson. Adams was [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold obnoxious]] and [[HotBlooded passionate]], while Jefferson was [[TheStoic unemotional]] and [[TheQuietOne rarely spoke]]. Conversely, John also served as the Blue Oni to his cousin Sam's Red.

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** There are several examples, but the most prominent is UsefulNotes/JohnAdams and UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson. Adams was [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold obnoxious]] and [[HotBlooded passionate]], while Jefferson was [[TheStoic unemotional]] and [[TheQuietOne rarely spoke]].UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson, respectively. Conversely, John also served as the Blue Oni to his cousin Sam's Red.
19th Aug '17 5:53:56 AM jerzyszczur
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellatrix Bellatrix]](a large blue giant star) and [[https://en.wikipèdia.org/wiki/Betelgeuse Betelgeuse]] (a red supergiant), both located in the "shoulder" parts of the constellation Orion, opposite each other. Bellatrix is a very hot star, while Betelgeuse is a relatively cool one. Both are nearing the end of their stellar lifespans, and both are likely to go out in a supernova although the former may fizzle out instead as a planetary nebula. Bellatrix if it does not explode will become a white dwarf (otherwise, it will become a neutron star) and Betelgeuse will most likely become a pulsar or neutron star. This is because Bellatrix is less massive than Betelgeuse.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellatrix Bellatrix]](a large blue giant star) and [[https://en.wikipèdia.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betelgeuse Betelgeuse]] (a red supergiant), both located in the "shoulder" parts of the constellation Orion, opposite each other. Bellatrix is a very hot star, while Betelgeuse is a relatively cool one. Both are nearing the end of their stellar lifespans, and both are likely to go out in a supernova although the former may fizzle out instead as a planetary nebula. Bellatrix if it does not explode will become a white dwarf (otherwise, it will become a neutron star) and Betelgeuse will most likely become a pulsar or neutron star. This is because Bellatrix is less massive than Betelgeuse.
9th Jul '17 12:46:23 PM BoHoTroper
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* Also in World War II, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and Heinrich Himmler. Hitler (red) originally aspired to be an artist, was more charismatic, more aggressive, and was able to inspire supporters with his speeches, but he was very bad with paperwork and details and cared little for economics. Himmler (blue) had no artistic talent at all, was socially awkward, and was described as a better listener than speaker, but he was far more organized and methodical than Hitler was and more on top of things when it came to bureaucracy and money.

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* Also in World War II, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and Heinrich Himmler. Hitler (red) originally aspired to be an artist, was more charismatic, more aggressive, and was able to inspire supporters with his speeches, but he was very bad with paperwork and details and cared little for economics. Himmler (blue) had no artistic talent at all, was socially awkward, and was described as a better listener than speaker, but he was far more organized and methodical than Hitler was and more on top of things when it came to bureaucracy and money. This is one of the reasons why Hitler gave Himmler almost complete autonomy in running the SS and the concentration camps.
9th Jul '17 12:42:51 PM BoHoTroper
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and UsefulNotes/JosefStalin. In public, Hitler was the Red Oni. During his speeches he was very animated and explosive, whipping himself and the audience up into a frenzy. Meanwhile, Stalin's speeches were more dreary and tranquil, making him the Blue Oni. However, in private, it was reversed. Those close to him described Hitler as being very relaxed, simple, and easygoing. Some historians have even pointed to Hitler's easygoing nature as a reason for losing the war. He often shrugged off problems that later became much bigger problems, such as Hermann Goering's repeated failures with the Luftwaffe. Stalin, on the other hand, was known for his sudden fits of rage and paranoia which usually led to the infamous Soviet [[ThePurge purges]]. More high-ranking Communists were actually killed by Stalin than by Hitler.

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and UsefulNotes/JosefStalin. In public, Hitler was the Red Oni. During his speeches he was very animated and explosive, whipping himself and the audience up into a frenzy. Meanwhile, Stalin's speeches were more dreary and tranquil, making him the Blue Oni. However, in private, it was reversed. Those close to him described Hitler as being very relaxed, simple, and easygoing. Some historians have even pointed to Hitler's easygoing nature as a reason for losing the war. He often shrugged off problems that later became much bigger problems, such as Hermann Goering's Göring's repeated failures with the Luftwaffe. Stalin, on the other hand, was known for his sudden fits of rage and paranoia which usually led to the infamous Soviet [[ThePurge purges]]. More high-ranking Communists were actually killed by Stalin than by Hitler.
3rd Jul '17 11:21:36 AM Piterpicher
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* Chairman of the Communist Party of China [[MaoZedong Mao Zedong]] was the Red to Premier Zhou Enlai's Blue.

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* Chairman of the Communist Party of China [[MaoZedong Mao Zedong]] UsefulNotes/MaoZedong was the Red to Premier Zhou Enlai's Blue.
17th Apr '17 5:22:46 PM BoredMe
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**Two examples that would be closer to each other in history: Romans(Red Oni)/Greeks(Blue Oni), and Egyptians(Blue Oni)/Mesopotamians(Red Oni).
12th Mar '17 3:19:01 AM Xtifr
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* Among the First Triumvirate in Ancient Rome, the red was UsefulNotes/PompeyTheGreat, the fashionable and charismatic maverick who loved the spotlight, and the blue was Marcus Crassus, the behind the scenes wheeler-dealer who preferred to stay in the shadows. Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar fell somewhere between the two.

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* Among the First Triumvirate in Ancient Rome, the red was UsefulNotes/PompeyTheGreat, the fashionable and charismatic maverick who loved the spotlight, and the blue was Marcus Crassus, the behind the scenes wheeler-dealer who preferred to stay in the shadows. Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar fell somewhere between the two.
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