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1st Jan '17 10:13:02 AM ILikeRobots
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* As it stars [[AnthropomorphicPersonification personified countries]], many characters of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' are [[TruthInTelevision this to one another, in both the past and the present]]:
** As a whole, the Axis Powers (Italy, Germany and Japan) serve as this to the Allied Forces (America, England, France, Russia and China) during the World War II strips.
** [[TheMeanBrit England]] and [[ChivalrousPervert France]], with their long history of wars. Even in the present, they are something of [[SitcomArchnemesis Sitcom Archnemeses]] and prone to VolleyingInsults and GoodOldFisticuffs, though their relationship also shows hints of VitriolicBestBuds.
** [[GentleGiant Sweden]] and [[PerpetualSmiler Denmark]] in the past, with a history of wars rivaling England and France, over their competition for control of the Baltic and Scandinavian regions (with Denmark most often on the losing end). In the present, though, things have calmed down, and Denmark proclaims that he and Sweden are now [[TrueCompanions the best of friends]].
** The [[NonIdleRich Netherlands]] has warred in the past with [[NiceGuy Spain]], who gave him the noticeable [[ScarsAreForever scar]] on his forehead during one of their conflicts. Netherlands also warred with Portugal in an attempt to dominate maritime trade and make Macau his own.
** [[PsychopathicManchild Russia]] and [[LoveFreak America]] during the Cold War. Though they're no longer enemies in the present, they're still rather tense and passive-aggressive toward one another.
** A lighter example is [[FieryRedhead Ladonia]], who sees [[CheerfulChild Sealand]] as this, due to the fact that Ladonia wishes to take Sealand's place as leader of the micronations. Sealand doesn't reciprocate, and instead is fond of Ladonia and calls him "interesting."
** Czech Republic sees Hungary as this where spas are concerned, as she's adamant that her very famous spas are seen as the best in the world. Hungary doesn't reciprocate.
10th Dec '16 8:21:51 PM TheHolotome
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** Bianca, [[AscendedExtra Stephan]], Cameron, and Virgil are also introduced in this saga as rivals for Ash, the former two gaining more story and focus as rivals as it becomes clearer that the rivalry between Ash and Trip just wasn't working. Stephan and his Sawk even get their own rivals during the Clubsplosion arc.
** During the first part of the XY series, Ash's main rival was Tierno, a DanceBattler whose "rhytmic battle style" Ash tried (and failed) to replicate. Tierno is noticeably an AscendedExtra, as he is probably the least notable rival in the XY games. During the second half of the series,however, Ash meets a young trainer named Sawyer, who actually looks up to Ash and makes it his goal to surpass him, a nice [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of how Ash's rivalries regularly play out. Ash also develops a competitive rivalry with Alain, [[HeroOfAnotherStory the protagonist of a side-story of the anime]], who is interested in battling Ash and his Greninja's unique SuperMode. Alain, who is normally TheStoic, [[WorthyOpponent enjoyed battling Ash so much]] that he bothered to collect the 8 Gym Badges to participate in the Kalos League ''just'' so he can fight Ash. Ash, in turn, considers Alain the absolute bar to pass.
** Starting in Hoenn, with the introduction of Pokemon Contests, Ash's female companion also gets rivals of her own.
*** May had Drew, who was better than her and could be arrogant but was ultimately friendly and wanted her to improve, and Harley, an angry, bitter coordinator who declared her his personal enemy because she said his cookies were "Not bad" instead of the best thing she'd ever tasted. In a way they could be foils of each other, as they share a green/purple color theme, each primarily use a grass-type Pokemon, and have some degree of feminine traits (in Harley's case, he's full on camp).
*** Dawn got her childhood friend Kenny, who started shortly before she did, chose the same starter (though he evolved his, while her Piplup chose not to evolve), and started showing romantic interest in her she didn't return; Zoey, a seasoned coordinator who was willing to calm her down and help her improve from the very start [[spoiler: and won the Grand Festival]]; and Urusla, an egotistical coordinator who tried to unsettle Dawn outside of competition to weaken her.
*** Unova didn't have contest, but with the amount of additional battle competitions they had, everyone got a rival. Cilian got Burgundy, an up-and-coming (in her mind, at least) connaisseuse who insists he insulted her and wants to defeat him as not only a trainer but a connaisseur. Iris got Georgia, a "Dragon Buster" who chalked up any losses to "It doesn't count. It wasn't against a dragon."
*** Kalos brought back the Contests- well, Showcase. Serena got Miette, who actually became her rival ''before'' showcases were introduced and also teased her about competing for Ash's affection (though she never showed any real interest in him, it was always aimed at Serena); Shauna, from the games, who is a step ahead of her but always helpful and encouraging; and Nini, who's also friendly. In fact, all three arrive at Master Class exactly when Serena does, helpfully (and playfully) announce that they've been her rivals, and as they're eliminated from the competition, ask Serena to carry on for them. Altogether, Kalos was a much friendlier place, with Jessie being the closest to a malicious rival (ripping Serena's dress once just before she had to be onstage), but that was entirely one-sided, with Serena not even really being aware of her, much less her feud.

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** Bianca, [[AscendedExtra Stephan]], Cameron, and Virgil are also introduced in this saga as rivals for Ash, the former two gaining more story and focus as rivals as it becomes clearer that the rivalry between Ash and Trip just wasn't working.later on. Stephan and his Sawk even get their own rivals during the Clubsplosion arc.
** During the first part of the XY series, Ash's main rival was Tierno, a DanceBattler whose "rhytmic battle style" Ash tried (and failed) to replicate. Tierno is noticeably an AscendedExtra, as he is probably the least notable rival in the XY games. During the second half of the series,however, series, however, Ash meets a young trainer named Sawyer, who actually looks up to Ash and makes it his goal to surpass him, a nice [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of how Ash's rivalries regularly play out. Ash also develops a competitive rivalry with Alain, [[HeroOfAnotherStory the protagonist of a side-story of the anime]], who is interested in battling Ash and his Greninja's unique SuperMode. Alain, who is normally TheStoic, [[WorthyOpponent enjoyed battling Ash so much]] that he bothered to collect the 8 Gym Badges to participate in the Kalos League ''just'' so he can fight Ash. Ash, in turn, considers Alain the absolute bar to pass.
** Starting in Hoenn, with the introduction of Pokemon Contests, Ash's female companion companions were also gets given rivals of her their own.
*** May had Drew, who was better than her and could be arrogant but was ultimately friendly and wanted her to improve, and Harley, an angry, bitter coordinator Coordinator who declared her his personal enemy because she said his cookies were "Not bad" instead of the best thing she'd ever tasted. In a way they could be foils of each other, as they share a green/purple color theme, each primarily use a grass-type Pokemon, and have some degree of feminine traits (in Harley's case, he's full on camp).
*** Dawn got her childhood friend Kenny, who started shortly before she did, chose the same starter (though he evolved his, while her Piplup chose not to evolve), and started showing romantic interest in her she didn't return; Zoey, a seasoned coordinator Coordinator who was willing to calm her down and help her improve from the very start [[spoiler: and won the Grand Festival]]; and Urusla, an egotistical coordinator Coordinator who tried to unsettle Dawn outside of competition to weaken her.
*** Unova didn't have contest, Contests, but with the amount of additional battle competitions they had, everyone got a rival. Cilian Cilan got Burgundy, an up-and-coming (in her mind, at least) connaisseuse Connaisseuse who insists he insulted her and wants to defeat him as not only a trainer but a connaisseur. Connaisseur. Iris got Georgia, a somewhat gruff and self-proclaimed "Dragon Buster" who chalked up any losses she received to "It doesn't count. It wasn't against a dragon."
*** Kalos brought back the Contests- well, Showcase. in a new form called Showcases. Serena got Miette, who actually became her rival ''before'' showcases Showcases were introduced and also teased her about competing for Ash's affection (though she never showed any real interest in him, it was always aimed at Serena); Shauna, from the games, who is a step ahead of her but always helpful and encouraging; and Nini, who's also friendly. In fact, all three arrive at Master Class exactly when Serena does, helpfully (and playfully) announce that they've been her rivals, and as they're eliminated from the competition, ask Serena to carry on for them. Altogether, the rival scene from Kalos was a much friendlier place, afair, with Jessie being the closest to a malicious rival (ripping Serena's dress once just before she had to be onstage), but in that case, that was entirely one-sided, with Serena not even really being aware of her, her and their "rivalry," much less her feud.
9th Dec '16 2:04:09 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** Assassins Jabra and Lucci are fierce rivals, despite both being former associates as members of C9; it's not their fault, however. Lucci has consumed the Zoan ''Neko Neko no Mi'' Devil Fruit (the Cat-Cat Fruit) while Jabra's is the ''Inu Inu no Mi'' or Dog-Dog Fruit. The opposing natures of the two Fruits compel them to oppose each other as a cat and dog would.
22nd Nov '16 8:19:47 PM ultimomant
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ichigo's had several over the years, but his most notable rival is arguably Grimmjow (who serves as his EvilCounterpart), whose hatred of him borders on obsession. What started as an attempt to outdo Ulquiorra eventually lead to arguably the most intense grudge between two people in the entire series. The animosity between Grimmjow and Ichigo finally reached a boiling point in the Hueco Mundo arc, where the two finally had an uninterrupted fight in which Ichigo won. [[spoiler:He returns during The Thousand Year Blood War to aid the Ichigo and the others in their attempt to defeat the [[BigBad ultimate enemy]] [[TheEmperor Yhwach]], if only to guarantee a rematch with Ichigo.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ichigo's had several over the years, but his most notable rival is arguably Grimmjow (who serves as his EvilCounterpart), whose hatred of him borders on obsession. What started as an attempt to outdo Ulquiorra eventually lead to arguably the most intense grudge between two people in the entire series. The animosity between Grimmjow and Ichigo finally reached a boiling point in the Hueco Mundo arc, where the two finally had an uninterrupted fight in which Ichigo won. [[spoiler:He returns during The Thousand Year Blood War to aid the Ichigo and the others in their attempt to defeat the [[BigBad ultimate enemy]] [[TheEmperor Yhwach]], if only to guarantee a rematch with Ichigo.]]



** This continues in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal''. Shark was Yuma's first rival, later becoming a FriendlyEnemy and occasional ally. Kaito is another rival and might be considered an {{Expy}} of Kaiba, but had much darker motives and could not be considered anything more than a WellIntentionedExtremist until the end of the first season. (Kaito usually considered Astral to be more of a rival to him than Yuma was.) Shark regains his status as the main rival in the last arc of ''ZEXAL II''.

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** This continues in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal''.''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''. Shark was Yuma's first rival, later becoming a FriendlyEnemy and occasional ally. Kaito is another rival and might be considered an {{Expy}} of Kaiba, but had much darker motives and could not be considered anything more than a WellIntentionedExtremist until the end of the first season. (Kaito usually considered Astral to be more of a rival to him than Yuma was.) Shark regains his status as the main rival in the last arc of ''ZEXAL II''.
27th Oct '16 7:07:49 PM ProbableFluther
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Gray was as extreme an example of a rival to Natsu as it could be in the early Fairy Tail days, but Gajeel seems to have taken his role starting with the Fighting Festival arc.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Gray was as extreme an example of a rival to Natsu as it could be in the early Fairy Tail days, but Gajeel seems to have taken his role starting with the Fighting Festival arc.Natsu
16th Oct '16 2:33:04 PM MajinAkuma
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** Reiji to Yuya in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''. Unlike most other rivals who got befriended by the heroes, Reiji creates and leads TheTeam without befriending TheHero, and they still have a hostile relationship and Yuya has no other choice but to follow Reiji and his Lance Defense Soldiers to see his LoveInterest again.

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** Reiji to Yuya in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''. Unlike most other rivals who got befriended by the heroes, Reiji creates and leads TheTeam without befriending TheHero, and they still have a hostile relationship and Yuya has no other choice but to follow Reiji and his Lance Defense Soldiers to see his LoveInterest again. It's until much later in the second season where Yuya finally begins to trust Reiji, but at that point, their rivalry is almost non-existent due to both of them on the same side.
13th Sep '16 7:26:40 AM Duffan
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** Starting in Hoenn, with the introduction of Pokemon Contests, Ash's female companion also gets rivals of her own.
*** May had Drew, who was better than her and could be arrogant but was ultimately friendly and wanted her to improve, and Harley, an angry, bitter coordinator who declared her his personal enemy because she said his cookies were "Not bad" instead of the best thing she'd ever tasted. In a way they could be foils of each other, as they share a green/purple color theme, each primarily use a grass-type Pokemon, and have some degree of feminine traits (in Harley's case, he's full on camp).
*** Dawn got her childhood friend Kenny, who started shortly before she did, chose the same starter (though he evolved his, while her Piplup chose not to evolve), and started showing romantic interest in her she didn't return; Zoey, a seasoned coordinator who was willing to calm her down and help her improve from the very start [[spoiler: and won the Grand Festival]]; and Urusla, an egotistical coordinator who tried to unsettle Dawn outside of competition to weaken her.
*** Unova didn't have contest, but with the amount of additional battle competitions they had, everyone got a rival. Cilian got Burgundy, an up-and-coming (in her mind, at least) connaisseuse who insists he insulted her and wants to defeat him as not only a trainer but a connaisseur. Iris got Georgia, a "Dragon Buster" who chalked up any losses to "It doesn't count. It wasn't against a dragon."
*** Kalos brought back the Contests- well, Showcase. Serena got Miette, who actually became her rival ''before'' showcases were introduced and also teased her about competing for Ash's affection (though she never showed any real interest in him, it was always aimed at Serena); Shauna, from the games, who is a step ahead of her but always helpful and encouraging; and Nini, who's also friendly. In fact, all three arrive at Master Class exactly when Serena does, helpfully (and playfully) announce that they've been her rivals, and as they're eliminated from the competition, ask Serena to carry on for them. Altogether, Kalos was a much friendlier place, with Jessie being the closest to a malicious rival (ripping Serena's dress once just before she had to be onstage), but that was entirely one-sided, with Serena not even really being aware of her, much less her feud.
23rd Jul '16 8:29:40 AM Tropetastic1995
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** During the first part of the XY series, Ash's main rival was Tierno, a DanceBattler whose "rhytmic battle style" Ash tried (and failed) to replicate. Tierno is noticeably an AscendedExtra, as he is probably the least notable rival in the XY games. During the second half of the series,however, Ash meets a young trainer named Sawyer, who actually looks up to Ash and makes it his goal to surpass him, a nice [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of how Ash's rivalries regularly play out. Ash also develops a competitive rivalry with Alain, [[HeroOfAnotherStory the protagonist of a side-story of the anime]], who is interested in battling Ash and his Greninja's unique SuperMode. Alain, who is normally TheStoic, [[WorthyOpponent enjoyed battling Ash so much]] that he bothered to collect the 8 Gym Badges to participate in the Kalos League ''just'' so he can fight Ash. Ash, in turn, considers Alain the absolute bar to pass.
10th Jun '16 4:38:56 PM DoctorTItanX
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ichigo's had several over the years, but his most notable rival is arguably Grimmjow (who serves as his EvilCounterpart), whose hatred of him borders on obsession. What started as an attempt to outdo Ulquiorra eventually lead to arguably the most intense grudge between two people in the entire series. The animosity between Grimmjow and Ichigo finally reached a boiling point in the Hueco Mundo arc, where the two finally had an uninterrupted fight in which Ichigo won. [[spoiler:He returns during The Thousand Year Blood War arc to aid the heroes in their attempt to defeat the BigBad, if only to guarantee a rematch with Ichigo.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ichigo's had several over the years, but his most notable rival is arguably Grimmjow (who serves as his EvilCounterpart), whose hatred of him borders on obsession. What started as an attempt to outdo Ulquiorra eventually lead to arguably the most intense grudge between two people in the entire series. The animosity between Grimmjow and Ichigo finally reached a boiling point in the Hueco Mundo arc, where the two finally had an uninterrupted fight in which Ichigo won. [[spoiler:He returns during The Thousand Year Blood War arc to aid the heroes Ichigo and the others in their attempt to defeat the BigBad, [[BigBad ultimate enemy]] [[TheEmperor Yhwach]], if only to guarantee a rematch with Ichigo.]]
1st Jun '16 9:34:07 AM Willbyr
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** A hilarious case where creator Creator/EiichiroOda sees the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series as a rival due to his young children liking it more than One Piece. He vowed to take it down.

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** A hilarious case where creator Creator/EiichiroOda sees the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series as a rival due to his young children liking it more than One Piece. He vowed to take it down.



-->'''Red''': Someone once told me that you have to know your limits! ''*recalls his exhausted Pokemon*''
-->'''Green''': Heh. And someone once told me that there is no victory in defeating a weakened opponent. Choose your next Pokemon, Red!
%%* ''Anime//PrettyCure'' has a number of these.

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-->'''Red''': Someone once told me that you have to know your limits! ''*recalls his exhausted Pokemon*''
-->'''Green''':
Pokemon*''\\
'''Green''':
Heh. And someone once told me that there is no victory in defeating a weakened opponent. Choose your next Pokemon, Red!
%%* ''Anime//PrettyCure'' has a number of these.
Red!



* ''[[Anime/{{Scryed}} s-CRY-ed]]'' is largely built around the rivalry between [[RedOniBlueOni brash, free-spirited Kazuma and stoic, duty-obsessed Ryuhou]]. In other series it's usually ThePowerOfLove that can never be extinguished and can overcome any obstacle; in ''s-CRY-ed'' it's Power of Hot-Blooded Macho Rivalry instead. It's a notable example for just how much effort is put into developing their rivalry: at first it's simply because Kazyma and Ryuhou piss each other off, but gradually, even as their viewpoints and personalities change and develop their rivalry simply intensifies over time rather then ever really reconciling, and the series ends on their climactic final battle. Amusingly, in one episode a character with the ability to [[RealityWarper write a script that everyone must then follow as long as they're in it]] attempts to have the two reconcile in a friendly sparring match, his story ending in them becoming friends after working through their rivalry. It completely backfires, as Kazuma hates Ryuhou ''so'' much that just "fighting until they turn into friends" ISN'T enough for him, and it breaks the script and reality re-asserts itself.

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* ''[[Anime/{{Scryed}} s-CRY-ed]]'' ''Anime/{{Scryed}}'' is largely built around the rivalry between [[RedOniBlueOni brash, free-spirited Kazuma and stoic, duty-obsessed Ryuhou]]. In other series it's usually ThePowerOfLove that can never be extinguished and can overcome any obstacle; in ''s-CRY-ed'' it's Power of Hot-Blooded Macho Rivalry instead. It's a notable example for just how much effort is put into developing their rivalry: at first it's simply because Kazyma and Ryuhou piss each other off, but gradually, even as their viewpoints and personalities change and develop their rivalry simply intensifies over time rather then ever really reconciling, and the series ends on their climactic final battle. Amusingly, in one episode a character with the ability to [[RealityWarper write a script that everyone must then follow as long as they're in it]] attempts to have the two reconcile in a friendly sparring match, his story ending in them becoming friends after working through their rivalry. It completely backfires, as Kazuma hates Ryuhou ''so'' much that just "fighting until they turn into friends" ISN'T enough for him, and it breaks the script and reality re-asserts itself.
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