History TheRival / AnimeAndManga

24th Jan '16 2:05:47 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/ImmortalGrandPrix'': When Takeshi Jin was hired by Team Satomi, incumbent pilot Riven felt put out by the decision, and the two were bitterly at odds until Riven finally decided to quit and join rival Team Sledgemama. As it turned out, Takeshi connected with Riven ''much'' better as a rival, and they've since become much friendlier.
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* ''Anime/ImmortalGrandPrix'': ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'': When Takeshi Jin was hired by Team Satomi, incumbent pilot Riven felt put out by the decision, and the two were bitterly at odds until Riven finally decided to quit and join rival Team Sledgemama. As it turned out, Takeshi connected with Riven ''much'' better as a rival, and they've since become much friendlier.
24th Jan '16 2:04:41 PM Gamermaster
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** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' has Agito vs. Reinforce Zwei until the former is adopted by the Yagami family and they have developed a friendly SiblingRivalry. Also downplayed with the unspoken rivalry between Nanoha and Teana--despite them starting off teacher and student, respectively, they quietly compete over who is the best sharpshooter of their generation (Nanoha is only three years older), if the mock battles in ''[=ViVid=]'' are any indication. Also, over being the [[TriangRelations bigger influence on Subaru]]. ** ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' had Einhart to Vivio, and she was the UnknownRival to Ixpellia in the beginning of the season, but Einhart has become a FriendlyEnemy and the best friend of Vivio and she has given up on Ixpellia, who lies in a coma anyway. Many of the Inter-Middle Championship participants have a strong rivalry to each other. Harry vs. Victoria, Els vs. Harry, and many participants are rivaling Sieglinde, especially Micaiah has the strongest resolve to defeat her. Vivio gained another rival of the FriendlyEnemy type, Miura Rinaldi, who has a similar role as Vita and Signum to Nanoha and Fate, respectively.
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** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' has Agito vs. Reinforce Zwei until the former is adopted by the Yagami family and they have developed a friendly SiblingRivalry. Also downplayed with the unspoken rivalry between Nanoha and Teana--despite them starting off teacher and student, respectively, they quietly compete over who is the best sharpshooter of their generation (Nanoha is only three years older), if the mock battles in ''[=ViVid=]'' are any indication. Also, over being the [[TriangRelations bigger influence on Subaru]]. ** ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' had Einhart to Vivio, and she was the UnknownRival to Ixpellia in the beginning of the season, but Einhart has become a FriendlyEnemy and the best friend of Vivio and she has given up on Ixpellia, who lies in a coma anyway. Many of the Inter-Middle Championship participants have a strong rivalry to each other. Harry vs. Victoria, Els vs. Harry, and many participants are rivaling Sieglinde, especially Micaiah has the strongest resolve to defeat her. Vivio gained another rival of the FriendlyEnemy type, Miura Rinaldi, who has a similar role as Vita and Signum to Nanoha and Fate, respectively.
21st Dec '15 9:18:13 AM GottaHaveFaith
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** A better example would be the Eleven Supernovas (a group of eleven rookie pirates, including Luffy and Zoro, with bounties of over 100 million who reached the end of the first half of the Grand Line) to each other; Eustass Kid and Trafalgar Law in particular are introduced as rivals to Luffy (although, in light of Law's alliance with Luffy, the two of them seem to have a relatively FriendlyRivalry at this point).
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** A better example would be the Eleven Supernovas (a group of eleven rookie pirates, including Luffy and Zoro, with bounties of over 100 million who reached the end of the first half of the Grand Line) Line at the same time) to each other; Eustass Kid and Trafalgar Law in particular are introduced as rivals to Luffy (although, in light of Law's alliance with Luffy, the two of them seem to have a relatively FriendlyRivalry at this point).
21st Dec '15 9:17:35 AM GottaHaveFaith
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** One could argue this for Luffy and Smoker, though it isn't so much as competing over anything as it is Luffy trying not to get caught by Smoker and get thrown into Impel Down. There's also Zoro and Mihawk, to the point that Mihawk [[spoiler:''trained'' him specifically for the job]].
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** One could argue this for Luffy and Smoker, though it isn't so much as competing over anything as it is Luffy trying not to get caught by Smoker and get thrown into Impel Down. Down. ** A better example would be the Eleven Supernovas (a group of eleven rookie pirates, including Luffy and Zoro, with bounties of over 100 million who reached the end of the first half of the Grand Line) to each other; Eustass Kid and Trafalgar Law in particular are introduced as rivals to Luffy (although, in light of Law's alliance with Luffy, the two of them seem to have a relatively FriendlyRivalry at this point). ** There's also Zoro and Mihawk, to the point that Mihawk [[spoiler:''trained'' him specifically for the job]].
5th Nov '15 2:46:35 PM MajinAkuma
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* Seto Kaiba from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' practically defines The Rival. ** ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has Jun Manjoume, a partial {{Expy}} of Kaiba, who serves as [[BoringInvincibleHero Judai's]] rival. Later, he gains a second rival (also a partial Expy of Kaiba, though utilizing different aspects of his personality) in Edo Phoenix. And for a few episodes Hell Kaiser Ryo could also count as a rival to both Judai and Sho. Also a Kaiba {{Expy}}, even using what is in its core a Cyber version of Kaibas deck.
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* Seto Kaiba from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' ''Manga/YuGiOh'' practically defines The Rival. Rival in this franchise. ** ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has Jun Manjoume, a partial {{Expy}} of Kaiba, who serves as [[BoringInvincibleHero Judai's]] rival. Later, he gains a second rival (also a partial Expy of Kaiba, though utilizing different aspects of his personality) in Edo Phoenix. And for a few episodes Hell Kaiser Ryo could also count as a rival to both Judai and Sho. Also a Kaiba {{Expy}}, even using what is in its core a Cyber version of Kaibas deck.

*** A far more dangerous example in 5D's: three of the Dark Signers opposed one of the Signers for personal reasons. Kiryu to Yusei, Carly to Jack, and Misty to Aki. However, this was always due to their misinterpreting of past events (and BlatantLies told to them), [[spoiler:and each case ended with a truce called.]] ** 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.)
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*** A far more dangerous example in 5D's: ''5D's'': three of the Dark Signers opposed one of the Signers for personal reasons. Kiryu to Yusei, Carly to Jack, and Misty to Aki. However, this was always due to their misinterpreting of past events (and BlatantLies told to them), [[spoiler:and each case ended with a truce called.]] ** 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''. ** 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.
2nd Nov '15 10:39:07 AM MiinU
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** Obito and Kakashi, who had a very similar relationship like Naruto and Sasuke. ** Jiraiya and Orochimaru, who had a very similar relationship like Naruto and Sasuke, too.
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** %%** Obito and Kakashi, who had a very similar relationship like Naruto and Sasuke. ** %%** Jiraiya and Orochimaru, who had a very similar relationship like Naruto and Sasuke, too.

* Ren Tao to Yoh Asakura from ''Manga/ShamanKing''.
8th Oct '15 6:11:45 PM Mitis
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* ''[[Manga/GashBell Konjiki no Gash Bell!!]]'' has a number of these, most notably Brago, who is called "the demon to beat" by Kiyomaro. They also have Bari who decisively beat them but spared their book. There was also Shinichi/Eshros, who fought the pair into a corner and would have won. Fortunately, Shinichi just wanted to test his strength against Kiyo and Zatch, and retrned their book.
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* ''[[Manga/GashBell Konjiki no Gash Bell!!]]'' has a number two of these, most notably these. ** The first is Brago, who is called "the demon to beat" by Kiyomaro. They also Not only is he one of the Four Demon Prodigies, the strongest in the generation that only the adults could defeat, he and his partner, Sherry, are the ones who seek out Gash and Kiyomaro and tell them about the battle in the first place before challenging them. It's only due to Sherry seeing Kiyomaro as a good guy at heart that they didn't have Bari who decisively beat them but spared their book. There was book burned. As a point of reference for exactly how well Brago fits this trope, [[spoiler:he placed second in the battle. To put it more plainly, he and Gash were the last ones standing out of all 100 demons.]] ** Vincent Bari is also Shinichi/Eshros, who noteworthy. A powerful demon on his own, but he didn't have a true motivation in mind before he fought Gash; while he won the pair into battle with them, Gash's willpower intimidated him so much that he decided to spare them until he was that strong. Fast-forward a corner couple of arcs to when he reappears, having [[spoiler:defeated Elzador, another of the Four Prodigies, in a very close battle.]] That experience gave him will to match Gash's, and would have won. Fortunately, Shinichi just wanted he's shown to test be frighteningly strong. While he ultimately decides to pull a HeroicSacrifice to help Gash and his strength against Kiyo and Zatch, and retrned their book.friends, he's acknowledged as having enough will to rival the king.
5th Oct '15 9:39:03 PM MiinU
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** Tension flared between her and Yan-Min, right from the start, due to the latter calling Maken-ki weak. So Azuki [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/8/14/ dared her to prove it.]] Yuuka kept them from fighting, but they eventually traded blows during the Venus arc. While Azuki emerged the victor, she later admitted it was only [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/25/9/ because Yan-Min had held back.]] So she asked her to return to Tenbi so they could have a proper rematch. ** She and Kinua fought a duel over a teddy bear. [[GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals No]], [[SeriousBusiness seriously.]] Azuki won the match, allowing her to keep it, but Kinua [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/1/27/ got even with her]] by telling everyone about it. Later, they [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/9/6/ tried to outdo each other in gym class.]] But Yan-Min joined the competition, [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou so as not to be left out]], which ended in [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/9/7/ a three-way stare down.]]
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** Tension flared between her and Yan-Min, right from the start, due to the latter calling Maken-ki weak. So Azuki [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/8/14/ [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c008/14.html dared her to prove it.]] Yuuka kept them from fighting, but they eventually traded blows during the Venus arc. While Azuki emerged the victor, she later admitted it was only [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/25/9/ [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c025/7.html because Yan-Min had held back.]] So she asked her to return to Tenbi so they could have a proper rematch. ** She and Kinua fought a duel over a teddy bear. [[GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals No]], [[SeriousBusiness seriously.]] Azuki won the match, allowing her to keep it, but Kinua [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/1/27/ [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c001/27.html got even with her]] by telling everyone about it. Later, they [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/9/6/ [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c009/6.html tried to outdo each other in gym class.]] But Yan-Min joined the competition, [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou so as not to be left out]], which ended in [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/9/7/ [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c009/7.html a three-way stare down.]]
26th Sep '15 2:18:23 PM spaceace72
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** Domon Kashu from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' is interesting in that almost his whole FiveManBand can be considered his rivals, even after they [[spoiler: are corrupted with and later cured of DG Cells]] and join his team. The local Char, Schwartz Bruder does not count as a rival, as he serves more as a mentor.
28th Aug '15 10:59:04 AM Larkmarn
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** Treize and Wufei are portrayed as rivals as well. They meet when Treize challenges Wufei to a sword duel, and after losing, Treize respects Wufei's honor, while Wufei has a begrudging respect for Treize's strength. Their rivalry comes to an end with [[spoiler: Treize dying with a smile on his face at Wufei's hands]].
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** Treize and Wufei are portrayed as rivals as well. They meet when Treize challenges Wufei to a sword duel, and after losing, Treize respects Wufei's honor, while Wufei has a begrudging respect for Treize's strength.strength and a burning desire to defeat him. Their rivalry comes to an end with [[spoiler: Treize dying with a smile on his face at Wufei's hands]].
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