Created By: Snowy66 on October 19, 2017 Last Edited By: Snowy66 on November 9, 2017
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Fire-Ice Duo

Two characters paired together with the main gimmick being fire and ice powers. Can be either friends or enemies, so long as they're paired.

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Together forever through love and hatenote 
Captain Cold: Fire and Ice...
Firestorm: An overplayed theme, don't ya think?
Captain Cold: Got a soft spot for the classics.

Fire and ice. Two distinct opposites that could never work out together right? Wrong. In the land of fiction its common place to see these two elemental powers in close proximity with each other. They provide a great contrast, either covering for each other's weaknesses or serving as each other's Achilles' Heel.

They can be best buddies, reluctant teammates, or mortal enemies. So long as they constantly interact then this trope applies.

Subtrope of Fire/Water Juxtaposition and Elemental Rivalry. Given Personality Powers, the characters will often also form a Red Oni, Blue Oni pairing. They'll also contrast in terms of appearance, where the "fire" character will have warmer colors in their design and the "ice" character will have cooler colors.

If an electric character is added to this mix, it becomes a Fire/Ice/Lightning dynamic.

Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • In Dragon Ball GT we have the two brothers Nova Shenron (fire) and Eis Shenron (ice). Despite both being against Goku, they have completely opposite personalities and fighting styles. Nova is the Token Good Teammate of the evil Shenrons and fights fairly, while Eis is an arrogant, twisted villain has no problem using dirty tricks.
  • Fairy Tail has boisterous, hot-blooded, red-haired, fire-wielding hero Natsu (Fire) and his serious, level-headed (most of the time), ice-wielding foil Gray (Ice).
  • When Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT finally gave Magical Girl forms to Nanoha's two friends, the Hot-Blooded Arisa and the Shrinking Violet Suzuka, they're revealed to have fire and ice attributes respectively.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS stars two Unison Devices: Reinforce Zwei of the Yagami family and Agito, an ally of the Big Bad. Agito has a built-in affinity for fire magic — a phenomenon known in the series as "Mana Conversion Affinity", of the flame-type in this case,—and while there is no canonical equivalent for ice-based magic, Rein's offensive spells are all cold-based. Needless to say, the two of them rapidly develop an intense rivalry (especially since Rein has a designated master, while Agito technically doesn't), which gets resolved at the end of the season by Agito being adopted into the Yagami family, as well.
  • In One Piece two of the Admirals provide this dynamic: the lazy but righteous Aokiji and the ruthless General Ripper Akainu. Aokiji is as forgiving as a Marine can be with the Straw Hats, while Akainu is willing to kill his own men if they even think of deserting during battle. He deeply hates pirates and is the first character to kill a significant pirate in a non-flashback scene. After the timeskip, Aokiji and Akainu get into a fight. Akainu wins, injuring Aokiji in the process.
  • Ranma Saotome from Ranma ½ gains this dynamic with Saffron, the Final Boss of the manga. Ranma's Finishing Move is the Hiryu Shoten Ha, a tornado technique that requires the user to have a icy cold Battle Aura to contrast the hot angry aura of the opponent. This is taken to full effect with Saffron who is a humanoid phoenix that specialises in fire attacks. During their battle, Saffron and Ranma also wield the Kinjakan and Gekkaja, Legendary Weapons that generate extreme heat and cold respectively. This allows Ranma to amplify his Hiryu Shoten Ha with the heat of Saffron's literal flames to lethal levels.
  • In Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin and the Kyoto arc Big Bad Shishio Makoto can be considered rivals (both were highly skilled hitokiri during the Bakumatsu period (1853-1868), and now they're enemies. In their final battle, Kenshin's revamp and secret attack summons forth a fierce squall, while Makoto's special attack and power up are announced by roaring flames.
  • Shouto Todoroki from My Hero Academia is an odd example. He's a student of UA with the quirk "Half-Cold, Half-Hot", meaning that his right side has the power to create ice (a power he inherited form his mother) while his left side can generate fire (which he received from his father). It's downplayed though considering Shouto doesn't use his father's flame powers until much later.

Comic Books
  • Batman and the Outsiders: The villain team Masters of Disaster included members called Heatstroke and Coldsnap. They were lovers whose powers prevented them from even touching. Their motivation for being supervillains was to earn enough money to find a cure for their powers so they could be together.
  • Firestorm and Killer Frost (pictured above), might just be the [1] most well-known examples.
  • In Justice League International, both of the members of the team, the Brazilian Beatriz "Bea" Bonilla da Costa and the Finnish Tora Olafsdotter, more known for their superhero names "Fire" and "Ice", are Heterosexual Life-Partners, being both friends and confidents.
  • Rogues Gallery members, Captain Cold and Heatwave are typically partners in crime, with the two of term wielding a Freeze Ray and a flamethrower as weapons.
  • In X-Men, a notorious rivalry is Iceman, a known member of X-Men, and Pyro, a rogue mutant and member of Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Both naturally can create and control ice and fire respectively and are considerated as Arch Enemies.
    • Speaking of Iceman. Outside of X-books, he has also teamed up with the Human Torch several times. A memorable occasion had them fight Equinox, a villain with fire and ice powers.
  • In X-Men, this trope is part of what helps solidify Cyclops' two love interests, Jean Grey and Emma Frost, as diametric opposites of one another. note 
  • Marvel's Asgardian gods fear Ymir, the most powerful Frost Giant, and Surtur, the fire creature destined to be the Big Bad of Ragnarok. They're also mutual enemies, and would destroy the world if they tried to fight each other (especially if they're in two different locations and rampage their way towards each other). Doctor Strange once helped The Avengers prevent exactly that.
  • In All-New X-Men (2016), the team has the time-displaced versions of Iceman and Angel. The later got his wings replaced/upgraded by fire-like constructs after the events of The Black Vortex and can use them to unleash fire storm-like attacks. There's also Oya, who got temperature control powers, meaning she can use fire and ice. Iceman tends to be a bit jealous of her abilities.
  • Stormwatch PHD features a fire-and-ice rivalry between the fiery heroine Fahrenheit and icy psychopath Cooler.

Film

Live-Action — TV

Mythology and Religion
  • Poli'ahu of Hawaiian Mythology and her sisters/friends Lilinoe, Waiau, and Kahoupokane are snow goddesses. Poli'ahu is their leader and the antithesis of the volcano goddess, Pele. They both had a fight that resulted in Pele accepting to let Poli'ahu rule the northern part of Hawai'i Island.
  • In the Norse Mythology creation myth, Yggdrasil (the Nine Realms that make up the universe) began as two solitary worlds: the fiery realm Muspelheim and the cold, dark world of Nifleheim. When these two realms collided, the melted ice became the primordial giant Ymir, who's body was then used to craft the other seven realms.

Toys

Video Games

Web Animation
  • The titular Team RWBY has one such example. Yang Xiao Long is a Boxing Battler whose gauntlets allow her to augment her punches with fire. Weiss Schnee wields a Royal Rapier that allows her to utilize multiple elements - her specialization being ice. The two start off as reluctant teammates, but the two become close enough that Weiss ends up performing a Heroic Sacrifice during the Vytal Festival to protect Yang and ensure the two emerge victorious.

Web Comics
  • Cess and Laura from Eerie Cuties are a snow fairy and a fire ifrit, respectively. They are two minor antagonists in the comic, trying to reach an Alpha Bitch status in the All-Ghouls School they attend.
  • In Homestuck it is only natural that Dave, who was given a lava planet, would be the best friend and obvious crush of Jade, who ends up stuck on a plane that is entirely frozen. It even turns out a large part of their role in completing the game is having Dave melt Jade's planet as they learn to work together.
  • Tess and Maura from Ménage à 3 are two professional wrestlers with the stage name "Frosti and Pyre", who wear ice-themed and fire-themed costumes. They are an explicit Shout-Out to Cess and Laura from Eerie Cuties, down to the name.

Western Animation
  • The Adventure Time episode "Hitman" has the Ice King—a goofy, fun-loving Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain—trying to defend Finn and Jake from the overzealous assassin Scorcher—an eerily silent, ruthlessly efficient killer—when he almost accidentally has them murdered. Notably, this is one of the first episodes of the show in which the Ice King is completely on Finn and Jake's side, and signals the beginning of his Character Development into a more sympathetic Anti-Villain.
  • In The Batman, the episode "Fire & Ice" has Mr. Freeze teaming up with Firefly. The two criminals have trouble getting along with their vastly different personalities, and eventually turn on each other.
  • In Batman: The Brave and the Bold:
    • Fire and Ice are once again best friends and superhero partners, as well as both members of Justice League International.
    • The stinger for "Darkseid Descending!" reveals Ronnie Raymond (one half of Firestorm) had an ex-girlfriend who became Killer Frost. Firestorm and Killer Frost do battle before Batman intervenes. By the end, Jason remarks to Ronnie how she was both his ex-girlfriend and his Arch-Enemy, to which Ronnie thinks there was no difference between the two.
  • Inverting the normal Red Oni, Blue Oni dynamic to this trope, The Legend of Korra makes the titular character a hot-headed ice and water bender who teams up with and dates Mako, an expert firebender who never loses his temper.
  • In Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Spidey's companions in crime fighting are Firestar and Iceman.
  • Snow Miser and Heat Miser from The Year Without a Santa Claus are two bickering brothers who control the cold North and the warm South, respectively. Part of the plot is to get them to agree to allow snow on a Southern town.

Miscellaneous
  • Skating duo Torvill & Dean performed a production called Fire and Ice in the mid eighties about a Prince of Fire and Princess of Ice falling in love against the wishes of their families and people.

Community Feedback Replies: 52
  • October 19, 2017
    FlyingDuckManGenesis
    Video Games
    • In Banjo-Tooie, the bosses of Hailfire Peaks are Chilli Billi and Chilly Willy, dragon brothers who inhabit the respective fire and ice sides of the level. Chilli Billi attacks with fire, while Chilly Willy attacks with ice.
  • October 19, 2017
    foxley
    • Batman And The Outsiders: The villain team Masters of Disaster included members called Heatstroke and Coldsnap. They were lovers whose powers prevented them from even touching. Their motivation for being supervillains was to earn enough money to find a cure for their powers so they could be together.
  • October 19, 2017
    Synchronicity
    Subtrope of Fire Water Juxtaposition. You can likely mine a lot of examples from there.

  • October 19, 2017
    Snowy66
    ^Thanks, I'll get on with that.
  • October 19, 2017
    MiinU
    Two things:

    1. This would be a subtrope of Elemental Rivalry, which needs to be mentioned in the trope description of this YKTTW.

    2. The Dragon Ball GT and Fierstorm entries in the OP are both ZCE. They amount to: 'this one uses ice and the other one uses fire' without any context regarding the connection between the characters themselves (i.e. are they rivals, enemies, etc.?).
  • October 19, 2017
    Basara-kun
    Compare Red Oni Blue Oni, in which a duo is also fire/ice but most in personality than in powers.

    Also, let me add some context to some examples:

    In Comic Book section, all examples are from The DCU and should be grouped like that, included the examples I rearranged above. And also some other examples...

    Comic Books:
    • In X Men, a notorious rivalry is Iceman, a known member of X-Men, and Pyro, a rogue mutant and member of Brotherhood of Mutants, both naturally can create and control ice and fire respectively and are considerated as Arch Enemies.

    Video Games:
    • In The King Of Fighters series, there're K' and Kula Diamond from the NESTS arc (KOF 99-2001), the first is a Badass Normal with fire powers thanks of having Kyo Kusanagi's DNA in his system, Kula instead was an agent of NESTS with the power of ice that mimify various of K' moves, known in its moment as the "Anti-K'". After NESTS organization felt down, K' and Kula becomes friends (hinted as possible couple) and they're part of the same team in the next games.
  • October 19, 2017
    MiinU
    K' and Kula aren't a couple, considering K' is an (early 20's) adult and Kula is only 14.
  • October 19, 2017
    WolfMattGrey
    I thought we had this trope already but it turns out it was just Fire Water Juxtaposition...

    Mythology and Religion
    • Poli'ahu of Hawaiian Mythology and her sisters/friends Lilinoe, Waiau, and Kahoupokane are snow goddesses. Poli'ahu is their leader and the antithesis of the volcano goddess, Pele. They both had a fight that resulted in Pele accepting to let Poli'ahu rule the northern part of Hawai'i Island.

    Providing context on anime examples:

    The Dragon Ball GT example should become:

    • In Dragon Ball GT we have the two brothers Nova Shenron (fire) and Eis Shenron (ice). Despite both being against Goku, they have completely opposite personalities and fighting styles. Nova is the Token Good Teamate of the evil Shenrons and fights fairly, while Eis is an arrogant, twisted villain has no problem using dirty tricks.

    One Piece should become:

    • In One Piece two of the Admirals provide this dynamic: the lazy but righteous Aokiji and the ruthless General Ripper Akainu. Akainu is as forgiving as a Marine can be with the Straw Hats, while Akainu is willing to kill his own men if they even think of deserting during battle. He deeply hates pirates and is the first character to kill a significant pirate in a non-flashback scene. After the timeskip, Aokiji and Akainu get into a fight. Akainu wins, injuring Aokiji in the process.
  • October 19, 2017
    WolfMattGrey
    Toys

  • October 19, 2017
    WolfMattGrey
    ^^^^ Adding a few things to the Marvel example if you don't mind:

    • In X Men, a notorious rivalry is Iceman, a known member of X-Men, and Pyro, a rogue mutant and member of Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Both naturally can create and control ice and fire respectively and are considerated as Arch Enemies.
      • Outside of X-books, Iceman teamed up with the Human Torch several times. A memorable occasion had them fight Equinox, a villain with fire and ice powers.
  • October 19, 2017
    Chabal2
    • Drakengard: Where Seere and Leonard both got one elemental spirit (Golem and Sylph), Arioch ends up with both Salamander and Undine, using them together as a kind of Yin Yang Bomb.
    • Legend Of Zelda Oracle Games: At the end of a linked game, Link fights Twinrova, a Fusion Dance of Ganon's adoptive mothers. Where the two used fire or ice, Twinrova uses both (and appropriately enough has one ponytail on fire and the other made of ice).
    • Chrono Trigger: Marle and Lucca have ice and fire techs respectively, using them together as a Yin Yang Bomb causes Shadow damage.
    • Warcraft III: The Night Elf Priestess of the Moon has the Searing Arrows ability, using Arrow On Fire to deal more damage. The Naga Sea Witch (the Naga were once rebellious Night Elves deformed by magic into snake hybrids) uses Frost Arrows, which deal less damage but slow the target.
  • October 19, 2017
    Koveras
    • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers stars two Unison Devices: Reinforce Zwei of the Yagami family and Agito, an ally of the Big Bad. Agito has a built-in affinity for fire magic — a phenomenon known in the series as "Mana Conversion Affinity", of the flame-type in this case,—and while there is no canonical equivalent for ice-based magic, Rein's offensive spells are all cold-based. Needless to say, the two of them rapidly develop an intense rivalry (especially since Rein has a designated master, while Agito technically doesn't), which gets resolved at the end of the season by Agito being adopted into the Yagami family, as well.
  • October 19, 2017
    Snicka
    Webcomics:
    • Cess and Laura from Eerie Cuties are a snow fairy and a fire ifrit, respectively. They are two minor antagonists in the comic, trying to reach an Alpha Bitch status in the All Ghouls School they attend.
    • Tess and Maura from Menage A 3 are two professional wrestlers with the stage name "Frosti and Pyre", who wear ice-themed and fire-themed costumes. They are an explicit Shout Out to Cess and Laura from Eerie Cuties, down to the name.
  • October 19, 2017
    TonyG
    • In Spider Man And His Amazing Friends, Spidey's companions in crime fighting are Firestar and Iceman.
    • Snow Miser and Heat Miser from The Year Without A Santa Claus are two bickering brothers who control the cold North and the warm South, respectively. Part of the plot is to get them to agree to allow snow on a Southern town.
  • October 19, 2017
    Snowy66
    Thank you for all the help everyone. ^^

    Added all examples and made the recommended changes
  • October 19, 2017
    LavonPapillon1
    I would expand the motif to be more general and not just with characters.
    http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/half_cold_half_hot.png

    Anime and Manga
    • Shouto Todoroki from My Hero Academia is a student of UA with the quirk "Half-Cold, Half-Hot". This means that his right side has the power to create ice (a power he inherited form his mother) while his left side can generate fire (which he received from his father).

    Mythology
    • In the Norse Mythology creation myth, Yggdrasil (the Nine Realms that make up the universe) began as two solitary worlds: the fiery realm Muspelheim and the cold, dark world of Nifleheim. When these two realms collided, the melted ice became the primordial giant Ymir, who's body was then used to craft the other seven realms.

    Video Games
    • The Freezeflame Galaxy is a stage from Super Mario Galaxy, mainly divided into three large planets: one is an icy planet, the second is a lava planet, and the third is a combination of both fire and ice with a rock-like core.
  • October 19, 2017
    Snowy66
    Lavon Papillon 1. Okay, agreed.

    As for the image, I'd still rather it being two characters since it's predominantly a Duo Trope, but this one will do for now.
  • October 19, 2017
    darkemyst
    • In Sky High 2005 the pyrokinetic Warren and a girl with ice powers end up as partners at the school dance.
  • October 19, 2017
    Synchronicity
    Thumbing down the image. Since this is a Duo Trope, I'd prefer, well, a duo. A singke character is just Fire Water Juxtaposition.
  • October 19, 2017
    Berrenta
    Looking at the Zelda example: I thought it was Ocarina of Time that we see Twinrova, not the Oracle games.
  • October 19, 2017
    Snowy66
    ^^Good point. I took that one down.

    ^I have no idea, havent played that one before.
  • October 19, 2017
    LB7979
    The heading "Live Action" should be "Live-Action TV"
  • October 19, 2017
    Synchronicity
    ~Lavon Papillon 1, the "general motif" is already covered by Fire Water Juxtaposition. This is a subtrope that also relates to Elemental Rivalry, so I'm not sure it should be expanded past the Red Oni Blue Oni / otherwise duo aspect.

    Given Personality Powers, the characters will often also form a Red Oni Blue Oni pairing. They'll also contrast in terms of appearance, where the "fire" character will have warmer colors in their design and the "ice" character will have cooler colors.

    Elaborating on the Zelda example re confusion above^^
  • October 19, 2017
    Snowy66
    ^^ It was Live-Action — TV when I added it, someone seems to have changed it. I changed it back, thanks for pointing it out.
  • October 19, 2017
    lycropath
    • In the Heavensward expansion of Final Fantasy XIV, the Ascian antagonists Lahabrea and Igeyorhm use fire and ice elemental magic respectively in their encounter as a Dual Boss. Upon their defeat they preform a Fusion Dance which uses both their elemental specialties in tandem.
  • October 20, 2017
    WolfMattGrey
    I agree the motif shouldn't go past the Red/Blue oni dynamic. The trope is a duo after all, so we need to focus on the character aspect of things.

    I took the liberty to fix Aokiji's name in the One Piece example. For some reason it was swapped with Akainu on the second sentence.

    If an electric character is added to this dynamic, it becomes a Fire Ice Lightning situation.
  • October 20, 2017
    Theharbo
  • October 20, 2017
    celican
    Video Games
    • A classic example of this trope can be found in the Mortal Kombat series between mortal enemies Scorpion - an undead wraith who utilizes Hellfire - and Sub-Zero - a cryomancer assassin. Their rivalry is so intense that two Sub-Zeroes are subject to Scorpion's wrath.

    Web Animation
    • The titular Team RWBY has one such example. Yang Xiao Long is a Boxing Battler whose gauntlets allow her to augment her punches with fire. Weiss Schnee wield a Royal Rapier that allows her to utilize multiple elements - her specialization being ice. The two start off as reluctant teammates, but the two become close enough that Weiss ends up performing a Heroic Sacrifice during the Vytal Festival to protect Yang and ensure the two emerge victorious.
  • October 21, 2017
    WolfMattGrey
    Another Marvel example:

    • Marvel's Asgardian gods fear Ymir, the most powerful Frost Giant, and Surtur, the fire creature destined to be the Big Bad of Ragnarok. They're also mutual enemies, and would destroy the world if they tried to fight each other (especially if they're in two different locations and rampage their way towards each other). Doctor Strange once helped The Avengers prevent exactly that.

    The image looks a bit too big, btw. And it could use a link to Firestorm or a caption saying who the hell these characters are.

  • October 21, 2017
    DustSnitch
    • In Homestuck it is only natural that Dave, who was given a lava planet, would be the best friend and obvious crush of Jade, who ends up stuck on a plane that is entirely frozen. It even turns out a large part of their role in completing the game is having Dave melt Jade's planet as they learn to work together.
    • Inverting the normal Red Oni Blue Oni dynamic to this trope, The Legend Of Korra makes the titular character a hot-headed ice and water bender who teams up with and dates Mako, an expert firebender who never loses his temper.
  • October 22, 2017
    Drope
    I would like to see the Injustice 2 Lampshade as the page's quote.
  • October 22, 2017
    Snowy66
    ^done
  • October 22, 2017
    acrobox
    Korra and Mako aren't really a duo tho. They're part of a team, but they never pair off sgnifcantly together without the other teammates around. Otherwise just about any team with both types will eventually pair off once or twice.
  • October 22, 2017
    Synchronicity
    Took the liberty of linking the image to The DCU (feel free to change to Firestorm, etc. if there's a more appropriate subpage), added "the" in the Laconic, and fixed the quote formatting.

    ^ A case can be made that they're a couple at first, but they end the show as teammates and friends. But it's still more Fire Water Juxtaposition than anything, considering that the specialization is waterbending.
  • October 22, 2017
    WhirlRX
    Shouto Todoroki wouldn't be this trope by himself. It be more of a Downplayed Trope with his father Endeavor since Shouto use his mother's ice powers but not his father's fire power at the beginning. Though, he did started using his flames later.
  • October 22, 2017
    Snowy66
    ^Yeah the Shouto example was from before we decided to make it strictly a duo trope, I let that one in but it doesn't really fit anymore.

    ^^Thanks Sync
  • October 22, 2017
    Synchronicity
    ^^Downplayed and invoked, since his dad deliberately sought out his mom for her powers. But yeah.
  • October 22, 2017
    StrixObscuro
    Comic Books
    • Stormwatch PHD features a fire-and-ice rivalry between the fiery heroine Fahrenheit and icy psychopath Cooler.
  • October 23, 2017
    WolfMattGrey
    It's amazing how many examples I keep finding/remembering. Looks like we really needed this trope. That said I'm not sure the Super Mario Galaxy example should count. It's about planets, which aren't characters. (unless they are, but I haven't played the game) It seems to be more a case of Hailfire Peaks than anything else. Anyway:

    • In All New X Men 2016, the team has the time-displaced versions of Iceman and Angel. The later got his wings replaced/upgraded by fire-like constructs after the events of The Black Vortex and can use them to unleash fire storm-like attacks. There's also Oya, who got temperature control powers, meaning she can use fire and ice. Iceman tends to be a bit jealous of her abilities.

    Btw, I added the example header and the bottom line. I didn't notice they were missing until now.

  • October 23, 2017
    Exxolon
    Skating duo Torvill & Dean performed a production called Fire and Ice in the mid eighties about a Prince of Fire and Princess of Ice falling in love against the wishes of their families and people - [1]
  • October 23, 2017
    Snowy66
    @Wolf Matt Grey. That was another non-duo trope. I took that one off.

    @Exxolon, what category would that fall under? Real Life?
  • October 24, 2017
    Arivne
    ^ Sports?
  • October 28, 2017
    WolfMattGrey
    I'd suggest changing the example to:

    • Skating duo Torvill & Dean performed a production called Fire and Ice in the mid eighties about a Prince of Fire and Princess of Ice falling in love against the wishes of their families and people.

    Because having the link at the end when it could be potholed to the title just sounds like bad markup.

    Other than that, this trope looks more or less ready to launch imo. Given the not-so-small number of potential crosswicks, I can take care of the Comic Book and Toys examples once it's launched if you want.
  • October 28, 2017
    Astaroth
    I just went through Fire Water Juxtaposition and lifted all the examples I could find that seemed to meet this trope better.

    • In One Piece is seen with two of the Admirals: the lazy but righteous Aokiji and the ruthless General Ripper Akainu.

    • In Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin and the Kyoto arc Big Bad Shishio Makoto can be considered rivals (both were highly skilled hitokiri during the Bakumatsu period (1853-1868), and now they're enemies. In their final battle, Kenshin's revamp and secret attack summons forth a fierce squall, while Makoto's special attack and power up are announced by roaring flames.

    • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers introduced the child-like Reinforce Zwei and the cynical Agito, the two sole living Unison Devices in the current era who have affinities to ice and fire respectively to further showcase their contrasting personalities and pasts (the former was created and raised in a loving family environment, while the latter had to be rescued from an illegal research facility). Although their animosity completely disappears at the end of the season due to Agito being adopted into Reinfore Zwei's family.

    • When Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Innocent finally gave Magical Girl forms to Nanoha's two friends, the Hot Blooded Arisa and the Shrinking Violet Suzuka, they're revealed to have fire and ice attributes respectively.

    • In X Men, this trope is part of what helps solidify Cyclops' two love interests, Jean Grey and Emma Frost, as diametric opposites of one another. note 

    • Killer Instinct contrasts Glacius, an ice-themed alien shape-shifter, with Cinder, a human who was mutated into a living flame by an experiment gone wrong.

    • In Disgaea 3 Absence Of Justice, Main Character Mao is able to learn Ice magic naturally, while his Childhood Friend and rival Raspberyl excels in Fire magic.

    • Final Fantasy has the recurring summons Ifrit and Shiva for Fire and Ice. Final Fantasy VI pairs them up as bosses, while Final Fantasy VIII sees Ifrit pull an Oh Crap if you summon Shiva against him.

    • Final Fantasy VI, Terra learns primarily fire spells, while her Foil Celes focuses on ice spells.

    • Ryu and Fou-Lu in Breath Of Fire IV have very similar movesets, but Ryu's moves are generally fire-themed, while Fou-Lu's are themed around water and ice, and Fou-Lu is explicitly described as having an affinity for water (and a corresponding weakness to fire). This represents the fact that Ryu and Fou-Lu are two halves of the Yorae Dragon, an immensely powerful god that was split into two beings by the ritual that summoned it.

    • Serph and Heat in Digital Devil Saga; the former is a Stoic who almost never speaks and shapeshifts into an ice-themed demon, Varna, while the latter is a hot-headed and impulsive Blood Knight who shapeshifts into a fire-demon, Agni. The backstory also reveals that they, or rather the humans their personalities were based on, were involved in a Betty And Veronica Switch Love Triangle over Sera.

    • Luceus and Aurora, the Captains of the Royal Guard in Dragon Quest Heroes The World Trees Woe And The Blight Below, with Luceus utilizing fire-themed attacks while Aurora using ice-themed ones. They also have Red Oni Blue Oni personalities, with Luceus being The Strategist who believes in devising complex plans of attack before any potential encounter, which are always ruined by Aurora recklessly charging into the fray before he can enact them.

    • Kingdom Hearts gives us Organization XIII, a shadowy cabal of super-powered Nobodies who all draw their powers from different elemental "attributes" (Fire, Water, Earth, Wind, Ice, Lightning, Flower, Moon, Time, Space, Illusion, Light and Nothingness). Appropriately, the resident Fire-user Axel and the resident Ice-user Vexen have polar opposite personalities, with Axel being friendly, carefree, down-to-Earth, irreverent, and Brilliant But Lazy, and Vexen being cold, arrogant, hardworking and scholarly; and while Axel ultimately does a Heel Face Turn and joins the heroes, Vexen is one of Xemnas' most loyal servants. Oddly subverted with Axel and the resident Water-user Demyx, who are—if anything—the most similar in personality.

    • The Adventure Time episode "Hitman" has the Ice King—a goofy, fun-loving Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain—trying to defend Finn and Jake from the overzealous assassin Scorcher—an eerily silent, ruthlessly efficient killer—when he almost accidentally has them murdered. Notably, this is one of the first episodes of the show in which the Ice King is completely on Finn and Jake's side, and signals the beginning of his Character Development into a more sympathetic Anti Villain.
  • October 28, 2017
    AHI-3000
    Shouldn't there be a mention of Fire and Ice in Justice League Unlimited?
  • October 28, 2017
    Synchronicity
    ^Are they different from the mentioned ones in International? If so, feel free to suggest the example yourself.

    I think we can add those^^, folderize, and we're good to go on this one.
  • October 29, 2017
    WhirlRX
    • DOTA2
      • Jakiro, Twin Headed Dragon is a two headed dragon with one using ice powers and the other using fire.
      • The rivaling sisters of Rylai, The Crystal Maiden and Lina, The Slayer. Rylai uses ice magic while Lina uses fire. Though, she's also associated with the sun and lightning.
  • October 29, 2017
    NateTheGreat
    Twinrova (Koume/Kotake) from Zelda needs to be moved over from Fire/Water Juxtaposition.
  • October 30, 2017
    Basara-kun
    Video Games:
  • October 30, 2017
    Snowy66
    ^^Twinrova is already included.
  • November 9, 2017
    WaterBlap
    Bump before this gets lost forever. It says "launching soon" but it's been a while.

    I'm not sure what we're waiting on other than the sponsor to do the honors?
  • November 9, 2017
    WolfMattGrey
    Strange minds think alike, because I was planning to bump it and ask the same question today. I just sent a PM to the OP respectfully asking if they can come back and launch it, or allow someone else to do it for them if they can't.
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