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9th Apr '18 9:40:25 AM CyberXIII
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%%** Jiraiya and Orochimaru, who had a very similar relationship like Naruto and Sasuke, too.

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%%** Jiraiya and Orochimaru, who had a very similar relationship like to Naruto and Sasuke, too.too.
*''NeonGenesisEvangelion's Asuka tried to be this to Shinji, but [[DeconstructedTrope fails miserably.]] Much like Mazinger's Tetsuya, her InferioritySuperiorityComplex and laundry list of issues clashed horribly with Shinji's own ShrinkingViolet nature, and rather than pushing each other to grow stronger they sabotaged each other's progress.
16th Feb '18 10:27:58 AM XFllo
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** In Best Wishes, Ash's rival is a reserved amateur photographer and beginning trainer named Trip. His first battle with Ash [[BeginnersLuck ended in his favor, because a previous encounter with Zekrom temporarily left Pikachu]] [[BroughtDowntoNormal without his signature electric attacks]]. Trip himself leans more on Gary's side of the Jerkass scale, if only because he dislikes Ash's energetic personality. This is later subverted though as he's revealed to not be [[JerkassFacade a jerk at all]] and is more annoyed with Ash appearing at the most crucial moments then anything.

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** In Best Wishes, Ash's rival is a reserved amateur photographer and beginning trainer named Trip. His first battle with Ash [[BeginnersLuck ended in his favor, because a previous encounter with Zekrom temporarily left Pikachu]] [[BroughtDowntoNormal without his signature electric attacks]]. Trip himself leans more on Gary's side of the Jerkass scale, if only because he dislikes Ash's energetic personality. This is later subverted though as he's revealed to not be [[JerkassFacade a jerk at all]] all and is more annoyed with Ash appearing at the most crucial moments then anything.
8th Jan '18 11:06:32 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Half the cast of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Vegeta being the most prominent example, with Yamcha being the first.

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* Half the cast of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has had this relationship with Goku at one point or another, Vegeta being the most prominent example, with Yamcha being the first.
16th Dec '17 11:36:42 PM Epicocity
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** More appropriately is Gajeel to Natsu, given the two are constantly trying to one-up each other while Gray and Natsu fall more into a case of VitriolicBestBuds.
23rd Sep '17 8:09:22 PM VulgarBee
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* Spade is The Rival to Joker's protagonist and proves from early on that they're equals in terms of theft and gambits.

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* In ''Anime/KaitouJoker'', Spade is The Rival to Joker's protagonist Joker and proves from early on that they're equals in terms of theft and gambits.
22nd Jul '17 3:16:38 PM harostar
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* Jean Kirstein is the cynical {{Jerkass}} to Eren's idealistic hero, in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. The two immediately come into conflict due to their differing ideas, and nearly end up putting things behind them. That he ends up falling for Eren's beautiful, [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend violently-protective foster sister]] results in him becoming a GreenEyedMonster and adds further fuel to their rivalry. However, Jean ends up accurately predicting that Eren's [[LeeroyJenkins lack of forethought]] would come back to haunt him and proves to be the better soldier of the two. It turns the whole trope on its head, however, in that Jean doesn't end up coming over to Eren's side because of anything the latter did, but rather through Jean's own [[DeadSidekick personal]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone tragedies]] and development into a promising young leader.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
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Jean Kirstein is the cynical {{Jerkass}} to Eren's idealistic hero, in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''.hero. The two immediately come into conflict due to their differing ideas, and nearly end up putting things behind them. That he ends up falling for Eren's beautiful, [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend violently-protective foster sister]] results in him becoming a GreenEyedMonster and adds further fuel to their rivalry. However, Jean ends up accurately predicting that Eren's [[LeeroyJenkins lack of forethought]] would come back to haunt him and proves to be the better soldier of the two. It turns the whole trope on its head, however, in that Jean doesn't end up coming over to Eren's side because of anything the latter did, but rather through Jean's own [[DeadSidekick personal]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone tragedies]] and development into a promising young leader.leader.
** The series later introduces a darker {{Foil}} to the above, with the childhood rivalry between JerkJock Porco Galliard and idealistic HeroicWannabe Reiner Braun. As children, Galliard's BrutalHonesty brought him into repeated conflict with Reiner and led to blows more than once. [[spoiler: As Warrior Candidates, they competed to inherit the Armored Titan and become the 4th member of the team being sent to Paradis Island]]. Their relationship as adults isn't much better, with Galliard blaming Reiner for the death of his brother and convinced things would have worked out better if he'd won over Reiner. For his own part, Reiner accepts this criticism and neglects to tell him that [[spoiler: Marcel rigged the selection process in Reiner's favor....to ''protect'' Galliard]].
11th Jul '17 9:36:43 PM dasuberkaiser
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** Heero Yuy and Zechs Marquise gradually shifted from being enemies, to developing [[WorthyOpponent a begrudging amount of respect for one another's piloting abilities.]] But their ideologies clashed, preventing them from ever [[AloofAlly truly becoming friends.]]
** 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 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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** *** Heero Yuy and Zechs Marquise gradually shifted from being enemies, to developing [[WorthyOpponent a begrudging amount of respect for one another's piloting abilities.]] But their ideologies clashed, preventing them from ever [[AloofAlly truly becoming friends.]]
** *** 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 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]].
15th Jun '17 11:24:53 AM lillolillo
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* In ''Manga/CityHunter'', Umibozu is Ryo's rival. During the story they're Vitriolic Best Buds or, when finding themselves on opposing sides, Friendly Enemies, but Ryo's American acquaintances revealed it's a fairly recent development and that they used to be Arch-Enemies.
1st Jun '17 5:57:21 PM nighttrainfm
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** Also Guy and Kakashi, although this is arguably one-sided and usually PlayedForLaughs.

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** Also Guy and Kakashi, although this is arguably one-sided and usually PlayedForLaughs. Rather than knock-down, drag-out fights, it manifests itself in Guy challenging Kakashi to various dares or contests.
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.
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