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->'''Grace:''' My mum always said opposites attract.\\
'''Rich:''' That's magnets. We're people.
-->-- ''Series/{{Skins}}''

Relationships, particularly romantic ones, tend to thrive when the people involved are similar. People are simply more likely to get along if they share common interests, values, beliefs, and goals. Thus people with similar personalities will often flow together easily, whether romantically or not.

The dynamic of this pair differs widely from OppositesAttract pair. Their personalities can often be interchangeable and both of them can have a same role if they are a part of a group. However, their common obstacle is having a harder time to compensate for each other's weaknesses.

[[TropesAreNotGood Be warned, writers]]: while often TruthInTelevision, this trope can sometimes be [[RealityIsUnrealistic seen]] to create a poorly written {{Love Interest|s}} who just happens to be a GenderFlip of the main character.

When the commonalities are much fewer but still create a bond, see CommonalityConnection. Contrast TooMuchAlike.

Not to be confused with the [[Series/BirdsOfAFeather Sitcom]] of that name.
!!Popular Birds of a Feather dynamic tropes:
* Certain types of BelligerentSexualTension
* JustFriends
* LikeGoesWithLike
* LookalikeLovers
* PairTheSmartOnes
* TwiceShy


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Kou and Aoba from ''Manga/CrossGame'' they have the same hobbies, similar personalities, constantly snark at each other, and have a tendency to independently come up with the same solutions. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt And just about everyone points out how similar they are]].
* Lenalee and Allen from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' are pretty similar in personality (especially in the manga). They're both pretty serious (although Lenalee is a bit more so), both have moments of GetAHoldOfYourselfMan (with one slapping some sense into the other, and the other apologizing and thanking them), and they both have very similar goals and views. Also, love relationship-wise, they're both very not aggressive, and tend to be extremely shy.
* Train and Saya from ''Manga/BlackCat'' became very similar. Initially, Train, although having a nice nature at heart, repressed much of his feelings and wasn't very expressive other than being angry. However, after spending some time with Saya, he quickly became [[GenkiGirl Genki]] like her, even choosing to go after the same job as her and apply the same principles and morals she had. Near the end, Train becomes so much like Saya to the point where [[BigBad Creed]] actually sees a ghostly image of Saya juxtaposed on top of Train. Although their relationship might have possibly evolved into a romantic one, it didn't.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'':
** Tsuna and Kyoko aren't really very different in personality. They're both determined, both naive and good-natured, and both are very oblivious to other character's feelings for them (In Kyoko's case, Tsuna's feelings for her; In Tsuna's case, Haru and Gokudera's feelings for him). It doesn't help that due to ArtEvolution, Tsuna and Kyoko are now practically twins, as shown in Chapter 237.
** Tsuna's new best friend Enma is basically himself. That makes them not only the "Loser Duo", but also the "[[BashBrothers Amazing Duo]]".
** Not only Tsuna and Enma, their Famiglias in general are in good terms with each other and have a lot in common. Gokudera and Shit P. find the other one weird and strange, Yamamoto and Kaoru love baseball, Ryohei and Koyo are boxing freaks. Only Hibari and Adelheid subvert this trope; both of them are similar to each other, but they also don't like each other.
* Other than the [[HugeSchoolgirl height]] [[TheNapoleon difference]], Risa Koizumi and Atsushi Otani from ''Manga/LovelyComplex'' are shown to be extremely similar in personality.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Lelouch and C.C. resemble each other in many ways. They both have Geass powers, they are both angsty, both have problems with their admirers/love interests (Mao and Shirley, respectively, and later Rolo), and both tend to have a rather calm demeanor. One of the traits that is the most similar between them is that they are both very lonely individuals. Lelouch even comes out and says to her, "You're not alone. We are accomplices. If you are a witch, then I am a warlock!"
** Suzaku and Euphie. Their goals are the same, they have a very similar sense of humor, and they get serious about the same things. Not to mention a moment in the anime, where they're shown to say the same thing at the same time, only to both burst out chuckling.
* Sensui and Itsuki of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Two psycho {{Manipulative Bastard}}s who don't really fit in anywhere else...
* In ''Manhwa/ThreadsOfTime'', Atan Hadas falls in love with protagonist Moon-Bin because (due to being from the future) he is open-minded about women's rights, kind hearted, and dislikes unnecessary violence. Because she is an outgoing {{Tsundere}} who wishes people would see women as equals, she finds him refreshing and wonderful, calling him her "precious confidant," and loves talking with him because they have similar views. To further this trope, she ''hates'' [[StalkerWithACrush Sali Taiyi]] because of his chauvinistic views and [[AxCrazy horribly violent ways]].
* Momoka and Tamama are described as being this in ''Manga/SgtFrog''. Both of them seek love from someone else but fail, and both have split personalities.
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Mitchan and Ritsu are both hyperactive, hypersensitive, and wallowing in HeroicSelfDeprecation. Naturally, it's LoveAtFirstSight, just about.
* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', this is one of the reasons [[BigBad Gauron]] implies to be why he's Sousuke's StalkerWithACrush. In many ways, they ''are'' very similar. They're both war veterans that went through very violent, bloody battles and killed many people. They're both experts at piloting AS. They're later shown to both be working for organizations that hire mercenaries (though their organizations are always opposite and always clash with each other, making them [[ArchEnemy destined enemies]]). Of course, the main difference is that Gauron is AxCrazy and Sousuke [[TheStoic doesn't care for murdering people]].
* Naruto and Hinata from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Despite having different personalities and fighting styles, they're very similar to each other, as pointed out by [[ShipperOnDeck Lee, Sakura, Kiba and Shino]]. Both are considered failures by everyone around them, both suffer because of the respective statuses they have carried since birth, and both want to be acknowledged and accepted. Both are really nice, dorky, determined, loyal, and insecure. According to [[AllThereInTheManual the databooks]] and ''[[LightNovel/KonohaHidenThePerfectDayForAWedding Konoha Hiden]]'', both like to eat red bean soup and preserve their plants. Their respective signature colors--Orange and Purple--share the common color {{Red|StringOfFate}} on the [[https://designcode.io/cloud/chapter1/Colors-Wheel.png color wheel]]. Finally, both are incredibly empathetic, despite living in a world where that trait is easily looked down upon. This is one of the reasons why they develop a strong friendship [[spoiler:that grows into love]].
* This appears to be the main appeal of the Greece/Japan pairing in the ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fandom (well, aside from the "private lesson"). They both have quiet, subdued personalities and share a love of cats, and they're about the only teased-at couple that doesn't have a {{Tsundere}} or clear-cut OppositesAttract dynamic.
** What makes this interesting is that the two are actually opposites in many ways (they ''do'' come from separate continents and cultures, after all) but are still similar enough at their core (it's amazing how well a lazy, spacey Greek who ReallyGetsAround and a hardworking, focused Asian who HatesBeingTouched will get along when said Greek is a NiceGuy and said Asian a YamatoNadeshiko deep down) that they don't butt heads over their differences like most other couples/pairings from the series do, but instead accept or even appreciate them.
* Ranma and Akane from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' could be described as this. They're both stubborn, headstrong, competitive, short-tempered but still forgiving, martial artists, etc. Whether those similar traits are the very things that attracted them to each other in the first place [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is up for debate]].
* Kyohei and Sunako from ''Manga/TheWallflower''. In spite of their obvious surface differences (Kyohei is a [[EvenTheGuysWantHim devastatingly handsome]] {{Bishonen}}, Sunako a [[NightmareFetishist devastatingly creepy]] girl), they're actually a lot alike deep down. Both of them [[SoBeautifulItsACurse don't think too highly of surface beauty]], have [[ObliviousToLove MAJOR issues with romance]] ([[EveryoneCanSeeIt much to the frustration of the other characters and readers]]), and Kyohei can even enjoy playing gory video games or watching horror movies with Sunako.
* Lily and Terry in the ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' [=OAVs=]. Both are former street children who endured lots to survive in South Town, and they actually bond over it once Terry witnesses Lily's HiddenDepths.
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} Diamond and Pearl'', when Dawn and May meet, the two Coordinators become fast friends. This is punctuated (and taken literally) when they use Piplup and Blaziken together in a tag battle.
* This is the justification Ami in ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' offers for why she'd make a good couple with Ryuuji... Whether or not she's right is up for interpretation.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''s Kira Yamato and Lacus Clyne qualify as this in that they are both idealists working for true peace.
** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'': Garrod and Tiffa. However, they also qualify at the same time as OppositesAttract for their different personality quirks (Garrod is a HotBlooded KidHero while Tiffa is a ShrinkingViolet) and their attitude toward fate (Garrod says "ScrewDestiny", Tiffa says "YouCantFightFate").
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': Setsuna and Princess Marina are [[PlatonicLifePartners a NON-romantic]] example of this.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'': Banagher and Audrey. One of the reasons why they bond quickly is the revelation that both spent the majority of their childhoods on the move. Audrey/Mineva and Riddhe develop this too when they both discover that they're trying to break away from the continuity of their respective families' past professions. Banagher also develops this later with Marida when they find out that they're both Cyber-Newtypes.
*** Except that Banagher ISN'T a Cyber-Newtype at all, he's a perfectly natural one. All Marida said was that they might [[NotSoDifferent not be that different]], after all Banagher saw inside of Marida and saw that her life was full of sadness (She survived the first Neo Zeon war only to be prostituted and subjected to constant abuse and abortions, until Suberoa saved her). It's more than likely that Marida saw similar trauma in Banagher's life (Thus far the anime suggested [[spoiler:his parents doctored his memories]], he was taken away from his father when he was young and then his mother died and left him alone). Nothing in the anime has suggested that Banagher is a cyber-newtype and in fact [[spoiler:the novels explicitly state that Cyber-Newtypes (like Frontal) cannot activate the La+ system or open Laplace's box]].
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': Heero and Trowa are another non-romantic version (no matter what some YaoiFangirls say -- 'sides, [[ShipperOnDeck Heero seems to ship Trowa]] [[HoYay with their common friend Quatre]] instead), thanks to extremely similar backgrounds.
* Both Konata and Kagami from ''Anime/LuckyStar'' have remarked about the similarities between the members of their little group of friends. Kagami even notices that her friends from her actual class (Ayano and Misao) are similar in some ways to her sister Tsukasa and their friend Konata. And of course, the otaku set, Konata, Patty, and Hiyori, seem to hang out a bit.
** Kagami's comment also lampshades this series' GeodesicCast.
* Isaac and Miria in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. Both harmless robbers with a staggering lack of common sense.
* Hei and Kirihara of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' are both BigEater [[TheStoic stoics]] with a good heart who care about their teammates. Kirihara and November 11 both share a loyalty to teammates and a hatred of smoking, although November 11 is more... vehement about the latter.
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': [[TheProtagonist Yuka]] and [[ChildhoodFriends her best friend]], [[{{deuteragonist}} Satomi]], are cut from the same cloth. They're both [[OneOfTheBoys tomboys]], both have a strong interest in martial arts, and have trained together/[[FriendlyRivalry competed against each other]] since childhood. Right down to both being combat waitresses and both strive to test themselves in the VG ring.
* Near the end of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', a fair bit of time is devoted to showing how both Shinji and Asuka have the same sense of abandonment and need to be acknowledged, but react in different ways.
* In ''Manga/VirginLove'', the two leads' EthicalSlut WorkHardPlayHard personalities and their ability to relate over work is what draws them together. Daigo describes it as finally having found someone who can meet him on the same level. They also both share the weakness of {{Pride}}.
* Although they used their similar backgrounds to create different character traits, Hinagiku and Hayate of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' have the similar pasts to make themselves candidates for this trope.
** Recently, Luca has been added to these two, with a similar past, and adds more than a little of Hayate's looks to seal the deal.
* Kotetsu Kaburagi and Tomoe Amamiya from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' became friends upon discovering they were both superhero geeks. [[spoiler:Worked so well that they became HighschoolSweethearts, then got HappilyMarried. Too bad poor Tomoe died of illness some years later]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': ([[ShipTease Possibly]]) one-sided version with Negi and Nodoka: both are quiet, unassuming, intelligent, easily flustered {{Cute Bookworm}}s. They are also two of the most dangerous members of Ala Alba, with unexpected but increasingly obvious badass sides.
* In ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'', this is almost literal with Rey and Luca who are brought together by their ability to fly.
* In ''Manga/{{Claudine}}'', the main character and the local HotLibrarian Cecilia were united by their love of reading and poetry.
* Naruko/Anaru and Atsumu/Yukiatsu in ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay''. They both blame themselves for Menma's death, have inferiority issues (Anaru, in regards to Menma; Yukiatsu, in regards to Jintan), and are "kindred spirits" in unrequited love. This is why Yukiatsu saw Anaru as a possible back-up girlfriend, too.
* In ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'', Ren/Agni states the real reason why Lisa/Vayu and Amano/Indra tolerate each other is because they're both violent and have rotten personalities to begin with.
* Judai/[[DubNameChange Jaden]] and Johan/[[DubNameChange Jesse]] from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' are so similar, they become quickly best friends. At some point Judai basically even abandons his other friends only to save Johan. [[spoiler:Too bad Johan dies anyway]].
* Yusei and Bruno from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' become quickly friends because both of them have a high know-how about technology and they are mechanics. Bruno is also basically Yusei's Johan.
* Conrad/Yuuri is the pairing if you like this in ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh''. Among the various guys who have ShipTease with Yuuri, Conrad is the one with the most similar personality, and he tries to take an active interest in the things Yuuri enjoys, like baseball.
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', Griffith and Lucino are in good terms with each other, as both have a calm and serious personality, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and purple hair]]. Their relationship is very subtle because they are just minor characters, but it's strongly implied that they have married between ''[=StrikerS=]'' and ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce FORCE]]'', as Lucino has taken Griffith's surname, Lowran.
* Pops up in a semi-romantic sense (the attraction is one-sided) in ''Manga/BlackButler'': [[spoiler:Dr. Angelina "Madame Red" Durless, furious at prostitutes so casually having abortions when she can't have children herself after a terrible miscarriage, snaps and brutally murders one - and is interrupted by Grell, a shinigami. Grell, however, is a male-to-female {{transgender}} woman, who's quite unhappy with having a male body. Both women are redheads, are more interested in killing than is good for them, '''and''' both are extremely frustrated that they can't give birth]]. And that's why we have UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.
* Rumaty and Kajika from ''Manga/HanasakeruSeishounen''. Kajika and Rumaty. They're both straightforward, headstrong, and the children of very powerful people. They also tend to inspire loyalty in others. They don't understand the implications of a man and woman visiting each others rooms in the middle of the night and sleeping in the same bed (to their guardians' chagrins). Multiple characters note that they look and act like each other. [[spoiler:It turns out that they're actually cousins]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And they're both 14]].
* Yuuto and Kotone from ''Manga/TonariNoKashiwagiSan'' have a lot in common, and not just their [[{{Otaku}} love for anime and manga]]. They're also both [[TwiceShy shy and awkward]] with each other, and have similar outlooks on many things.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' has Kasuka Heiwajima and Ruri Hijiribe, both famous celebrities with [[RavenHairIvorySkin pale skin and dark hair]], and both have a stoic demeanour that hides a deep dissatisfaction to their own lives. Their relationship started out as [[TheBeard a ruse]] to distract their enemies from targeting Ruri, but they later form [[BecomingTheMask genuine affection for each other]].
* In ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'', we have Hiro and Zero Two. Both have a desire to fight for their own self worth and they don't fear death. But the biggest reason [[spoiler:why they end up as the series' OfficialCouple is that they both fought against their oppressive world all alone]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* This was a recurring theme in the first issue of ''Heroes, Anonymous'', where former sidekick Attaboy's struggles to make it as a solo hero are helped when he discovers a kindred spirit, Lynn, who eventually becomes his girlfriend as they bond over an old sitcom from the 80s, "Birds of a Feather." Except Lynn is easily the quirkiest living being on the planet (she's absolutely obsessed with Birds of a Feather and the only music she listens to is whale songs), while Attaboy's attitude is something along the lines of ICouldaBeenAContender.
* Comicbook/ScottPilgrim and Ramona Flowers turns out to be NotSoDifferent when it comes to their flaws (though Ramona's actions are worse than Scott's, balanced out by her appearing more on the ball at first glance.) It comes to a head in volume 6, when Ramona tells Scott what she did during their separation -- exactly what Scott did: moping around, watching reruns and the like. Scott's friends declare them the perfect couple, although it has less to do with them being perfect for each other and is more like they ''deserve'' each other.
* [[ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck Scrooge McDuck's]] sister Hortense was well-known for her short-temper and outbursts of anger. So was Quackmore Duck. When they first meet, they get in horrible argument...and immediately fall in love. Needless to say, this quality gets passed down to [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck their son]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'' does this for Italy and Japan. Despite having vastly different personalities, they both liked literature, anime, manga, fencing, food, and cats. They both even cosplayed as Light Yagami and Teru Mikami respectively from ''[[Anime/DeathNote Death Note]]''. To say Germany wasn't pleased at this would be a ''massive'' understatement.
* FanFic/AGrowingAffection does this for Naruto and Hinata, giving them a few interests in common outside of ninja life (swing dancing and fantasy novels among them), and a few close but not quite interests (they like romantic comedies, but for different reasons). Sakura also claims (in a fit of jealousy and sadness) that the only reason they are together is because they are both losers as ninja.
* ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'' has two instances in the early chapters:
** The driving force behind Lindsay and Justin' relationship is that both were astounded at finding someone else as hot/gorgeous as themselves.
** After the Awake-a-thon, it comes to light that the obese and outgoing Sadie has been making eyes at the obese and outgoing Owen.
* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5409086/chapters/12496637 Slice of Souls!]], the sequel to ''FanFic/HotspringSouls'', Solaire and Lady Maria turn out to be this. Maria initially can't stand Solaire, but the two bond over an [[DuetBonding impromptu jazz piano and drums jam session]] and things only get better from there. [[spoiler:They're also both runaways from rich, controlling familes: Solaire from the House of Gwyn, and Maria from the Cainhurst Family]].
* ''FanFic/CodeGeassColorlessMemories'' Rai and Kallen, as both are the aces of the Black Knights being Zero's Blue and Red Knights, they are both half breeds, have pretty similar views on the world and what they are fighting for, both have had problems with and [[spoiler:reject their Britannian heritages]], both had a sibling they loved very much, and they go to great lengths to protect people they care about.
* ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' has Cullen and Victoria - serious, well-read history buffs who are very skilled with the use of a sword. They're also both devout Andrastians, and Cullen is an ex-Templar while Victoria almost became a Templar. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they're also TwiceShy.
* ''Fanfic/BlackSky'' has a Potter wedding ritual designed for this, which lets the caster find the perfect spouse for them. When Dorea uses it, she's sent to Xanxus who shares her determination, her passion and casually terrifies everyone he meets.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''Disney/MulanII'', Yao, Ling, and Chien Po are told by the Matchmaker that they will never find girlfriends because of their "lack of personalities." Not only do they find girlfriends with personalities like their own--Yao's is feisty and rebellious, Ling's [[spoiler:has a corny and immature sense of humor]] (though she tries to hide it), and Chien Po's is a sweet BigEater--but they are ''princesses''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' Tulio and Chel are both cunning and practical con artists.
* In the 2015 ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic,'' Marianne, a fairy princess, and the King of the Goblins may ''look'' like opposites but over the course of the movie they bond over fighting, past heartbreaks, and their complete abhorrence to love. [[spoiler:And then they fall for each other]].
* In ''Film/CorpseBride'', both Victor van Dort and Victoria Everglot are quiet persons who love music. When they meet, they almost immediately bond over piano playing [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage and quickly fall for one another]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', both Amelie and Nino are [[ShrinkingViolet quiet]] little [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} oddballs]] who are very kind but aren't all that good at making friends.
* ''Film/JamesBond'' and many {{Bond girl}}s are like this, being suave, sexy, and seductive; many times, they also share the same occupation and goal. This is the same for the novels to a degree. One reason Bond falls for Vesper Lynd in ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' is that he finds her easy to talk to and open up to, and they find they have a lot to talk about.
** Creator/JohnLeCarre's conception of Bond adds another element to this. Le Carre disliked Bond and said he's perfect traitor material.[[note]]In case you're wondering, it is the fact that Bond is materialistic, neo-fascistic and completely divorced from any political context. There is the sense that he would have worked for any country as long as the girls were pretty and the martinis dry, obviously a rather negative trait as a spy.[[/note]] (He actually worked in [=MI6=], so he'd probably know.) [[spoiler:Vesper is in fact a traitor]].
* In ''Film/{{Super 8}}'', Joe and Alice both have [[ParentalNeglect neglectful fathers]] and [[MissingMom missing mothers]].
* Both couples in ''Film/WhiteChristmas'', the mature Bob and Betty in contrast to the outgoing Phil and Judy.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
*** Mutants in general are thrilled to meet another mutants since each one believes they were the only one. The adolescents are then "adopted" by Charles and Erik.
*** It's especially intense between [[IJustWantToBeNormal Hank and Raven]] because they possess visible mutations, but they drift apart after the latter begins to accept her real appearance.
*** Among the young recruits, [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Xavier]] connects more strongly with [=McCoy=] than with the others because both men are scientists with a similar temperament who believe it's important to HideYourOtherness from human society. ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' even goes a step further by showing us that they become HeterosexualLifePartners.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
*** Jean Grey is scared of her telepathic power, and Xavier himself had struggled with his psychic abilities as a child (as mentioned in ''Days of Future Past''), so he relates more strongly to Jean's situation than the difficulties the other young mutants have faced. They have a very profound surrogate father-daughter bond because they are the only ones who can fully understand what it's like to be a telepath and the troubles that come with their mutant gift.
---->'''Jean''': ''(upset)'' You don't know what it's like to be afraid to shut your eyes, to be trapped inside your own head.\\
'''Charles''': Oh, I think I do. It wasn't so long ago that I was plagued by voices myself. All their suffering, all their pain, their secrets.
*** Scott Summers and Jean are able to relate to each other when their other classmates look down on them because of the uncontrollable nature of their powers, and gradually, their friendship deepens. Throughout the movie, Jean is emotionally supportive to the newcomer Scott, which mirrors their psychic rapport in the comics.
* ''Film/TheImitationGame'': Alan Turing and Joan Clarke are closer to each other than with anyone else on their team partly because they are slightly smarter than the rest, and also because they both feel oppressed by society; he is a socially awkward gay man, while she is a woman who excels in a field which at the time was reserved solely for men.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss Everdeen and Gale, both rebellious against the Capitol's regime but still working on providing for their families. Through illegal hunting, of course.
* In ''Film/{{Together}}'', Fredrik and Eva find out that they have the same diopter of 4.5 and that both are subject to bullying at school and kind of lonely character which creates a strong bond between them.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', Steve, despite apparently not having made any friends outside of SHIELD and the Avengers since defrosting, hits it off with Sam Wilson almost immediately. They're both war vets, they both lost a close friend in combat, they both have experience with PTSD (although Sam has dealt with his issues and moved on to helping others, while Steve is still struggling), and they're both straightforwardly heroic people despite the morally ambiguous spy milieu of the movie.

* Esperanza has a much stronger relationship with her uncle than her father in ''Literature/TheseSavageBones'', given their similarities in personality and Miguel's understanding of her fascination with science and machines. She considers Miguel more of a father than Eduardo. [[spoiler:All the more fitting once she finds out he actually is]].
* Ward of ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' is immediately smitten with Tisala, who is tall, strong, and visibly a warrior. They are both very tall people, with brown cow eyes. When she mocks his eyes, he counters with a stealth-insult against hers, but it's all in good fun. [[spoiler:They end up together]].
* This goes at least as far back as ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' and ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and possibly even as far as Creator/JaneAusten 's first written novel, ''Susan'', later retitled ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey''.
** In ''Sense and Sensibility'', Marianne acknowledges Edward is suited for Elinor because of this trope, although having a reserved lover like Edward would disappoint Marianne herself, who longs for someone who shares her taste in music and art; Colonel Brandon's EstablishingCharacterMoment happens to include a MeaningfulEcho of her words.
** A great part of the point of ''Pride and Prejudice'' is to show that even if Lizzie and Darcy are both judgmental snobs with a certain disregard for politeness, they can show a great deal of kindness and loyalty and are much more clever and single-minded than any other character, thus being perfectly suited for each other once they smooth over the bumps in their road.
** {{Bookworm}}s Catherine Morland and Henry Tilney of ''Northanger Abbey''.
* Sweet, reserved and morally upright Fanny and Edmund in ''Literature/MansfieldPark'', due to growing up LikeBrotherAndSister... in conclusion, Creator/JaneAusten loves this trope and MentorShip.
* This is a significant theme in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. Scarlett spends the majority of the novel lusting after Ashley, who is different from her in every way that counts. Even though a bunch of characters, most often her father, tell her that like needs to marry like, it takes her until the end of the novel to figure out she would be happiest with roguish Rhett Butler. Of course, by the time she clues in, he's sick of her.
* ''Literature/GoodOmens'': Anathema Device and Newton Pulsifer have both given their vehicles names (hippy Anathema's is a bike; loser Newton's is the worst car ever). They're literally destined to hook up.
* Literature/HarryPotter:
** Harry and Ginny Weasley are this way, both being fierce, Quidditch-loving Leos, with a darker sense of humor. This is in contrast to Ron/Hermione, who are OppositesAttract.
** Neville and Hannah Abbott. Though their relationship was only brought up in interviews, Hannah has been stated multiple times to share Neville's interest in Herbology, and was a staunch member of Dumbledore's Army from the very beginning, meaning they have undoubtedly spent a great deal of time together off-screen and have quite a bit in common. They also both had some self-esteem issues growing up (see Hannah's panic attack in the run-up to O.W.L.s).
* In ''The Hellfire Club'' by Creator/PeterStraub, this is the reason why villainous SerialKiller Dick Dart claims he [[StalkerWithACrush loves and adores]] Nora. Because of a misunderstanding on his part where he thought she had kidnapped a woman and tortured her horribly for several days, he comes to believe that they are alike. He even comes out and says that he's so happy he found a female version of himself. In wit and many other ways, they ''are'' shown to be a worthy match... the only thing is that Nora is ''not'' fond of [[AxCrazy killing people in bloody ways]].
* In Andersen's ''The Shepherdess and the Chimney-sweep'', the titular StarCrossedLovers are like this:
--> ''They had both been put on the table where they stood and, having been placed there, they had become engaged because they suited each other exactly. Both were young, both were made of the same porcelain, and neither could stand a shock.''
* The Literature/InDeath series: Winnie and Moriarity from ''Indulgence in Death'' are very much this. In fact, one woman says that those two are not two sides of the same coin, but they ''are'' the same side!
* ''Literature/AudreyWait'': Audrey and James are ''huge'' music enthusiasts, and this is their go-to conversation topic.
* [[BetaCouple Caine and Diana]], from Michael Grant's ''Literature/{{GONE}}'' series, are more or less male/female counterparts of each other. Both [[ConsummateLiar lying]], {{manipulative|Bastard}}, [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], [[TheSociopath apathetic sociopaths]], even Diana admits in ''LIES'' that the only reason they loved each other is because no one else would be insane enough to love them because they're both sick and evil;
-->''...as sad as it was to realise, he was all she had. The two of them. Sick puppies. Twisted, arrogant, cruel and cold, both of them. How could she love someone like that? How could he? Process of elimination? Neither of them could find anyone else? Even the nastiest, ugliest species found mates.''
** Worth noting that they even ''look' alike. They're both described as skinny, Caucasian brunettes with dark brown eyes and are apparently both very physically attractive (even the heroes admit this) until starvation sets in.
* Shows up quite often in ''Literature/HonorHarrington''.
** Three times with Eloise Pritchart, one romantic and two platonic:
*** She falls in love with Javier Giscard because of their shared belief in the old Republic of Haven, igniting a love affair that will quite simply blaze for the rest of her life... [[spoiler:even if he lost his in the Battle of Lovat]].
*** She becomes extremely close with Thomas Theisman, to the point of being {{Not Love Interest}}s, as they work together to rebuild the Republic after the damage of the Legislaturalists and later the Committee of Public Safety; she notes to herself that, as far as their belief in their star nation went, she was "as hopelessly romantic" as he.
*** After [[spoiler:the formation of the Grand Alliance]], she also becomes extremely close with [[spoiler:Queen Elizabeth III, her Manticoran counterpart]], due to their shared determination, positions as leaders of a nation, and similar stubbornness and innate goodness.
** Along with the last example mentioned above, the [[spoiler:Grand Alliance]] results in a couple more of these:
*** Honor Harrington and [[spoiler:Thomas Theisman]], in a bond which is finally blossoming after twenty years of mutual wary respect.
*** Sonja Hemphill and [[spoiler:Shannon Foraker]], two technological geniuses who head out to the geek's equivalent of Candyland and start dreaming up some [[spoiler:''extremely'' nasty surprises for the people who set Manticore and Haven at war with each other]].
*** Michelle Henke and Lester Tourville, a pair of (seeming) {{Military Maverick}}s, get along like the proverbial fiery house from the moment they first meet.
* In ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'', Tris and Four are [[spoiler:both Divergent, both transfers to Dauntless from Abnegation, and both had council members as parents]].
* ''Franchise/WarriorCats:''
** Faced with [[LoveTriangle a choice]] between Ashfur (a patient, cautious cat) and Brambleclaw (someone as bold and stubborn as she is), Squirrelflight chooses the latter.
-->''Squirrelflight needed someone to match her fire, not contain it, and that cat was always going to be Brambleclaw.''
** The hot-tempered, almost xenophobic Leopardstar had unrequited feelings for Tigerstar, a fellow Clan leader who [[EvilCounterpart took both those traits to horrific extremes]].
** Jayfeather falls in (requited) love with [[spoiler:Half Moon]]: like him, she's a nascent shaman fascinated by the mystical aspects of their world.
** Ravenpaw and Barley are a platonic ([[HoYay/WarriorCats ?]]) example of the trope. Both characters are peaceful, introverted toms who experienced childhood trauma. They share the same 'happy ending': living out their days on a peaceful, isolated farm, with no-one to worry about but each other.
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Katniss Everdeen and Gale, both rebellious against the Capitol's regime but still working on providing for their families. Through illegal hunting, of course.
** Katniss and Haymitch also have this, but in their case it's deconstructed; while they do care deeply about each other, their respective similarities cause them to bicker a lot and even take out their own self-hatred on each other.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Davos is one of the rare noblemen to be truly altruistic and dutiful to the realm as a whole aside from the Starks. Thus he is a natural addition to the Stark cause.
** When Lord Bolton and Locke return to the Dreadfort in the second episode of Season Four, it's immediately clear that Locke and Ramsay are friends, each being a reckless {{sadist}} who delight in random torture, rape, and murder.
** It's not hard to see why Ramsay and Myranda like each other; they're both repulsive sadists and merciless killers.
* In the first season of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Barney tries to seduce Robin, saying that "we both [[CommitmentIssues think commitment's a drag]], we want something fun and casual, and we clearly get along". They didn't get together then, but jump to season four, where they're firmly in WillTheyOrWontThey Land. By season eight, [[spoiler:they are engaged with season 9 about their wedding]].
** More so in season 9 but we see how alike Ted and the titular Mother are. Both are the NiceGuy and NiceGal, have driving gloves, knows facts that only each other would find interesting/funny and loves going roadside to see obscure things. And [[spoiler:the Mother's FirstLove Max died in 2005 (the same time Ted met Robin), leaving her unable to move on in any relationship]], similar to what had happened with Ted and Robin.
** Though the downside of this trope is also shown with Quinn and Barney. While they got along well enough initially as they truly got each other and loved manipulating others, they eventually realized they couldn't trust each other.
* Chuck and Blair on ''Literature/GossipGirl'' are basically a male and female version of the same character. In a completely different way, Blair and Dan.
* Topher and Bennett of ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' serve pretty much the exact same function in their respective houses.
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Some of the Wesen are this.
** The Jägerbär (Bear) family for example.
** The Spinnetod (Spider) husband and wife. According to the husband when they saw each other in school "they just knew"
** Blutbad too. Granted with the wolf like nature of their species it is safe to say it is similar to how pack mentality works. It's natural for them to gravitate toward one another as in the case of Monroe, Angelina, Hap and Rolf.
** Ironically despite being from different "species" of wesen, Rosalee and Monroe seem to be heading in this direction themselves. Both appear to have calm collected dispositions. Both are rehabilitated and are attempting to live normal lives. It would also appear that like Monroe, Rosalee has no qualms about doing mundane tasks like maintaining a herbal shop.
* Seth and Anna on ''Series/TheOC'' were this - it ended up being the cause for their break-up.
* Wendy and Tyler in ''Series/TheMiddleman'' are both geeky artists with a high potential for heroics (even if Wendy was the one eventually chosen for the job).
* All of the good, long lasting couples on ''Series/{{The Office|US}}''. These include Jim and Pam, Michael and Holly, Andy and Erin[[note]]until season 9, at least[[/note]], Dwight and Angela, along with secondary couples like Bob Vance and Phyllis.
* In ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' despite the upbeat [[{{ThePollyanna}} Leslie]] being put off by [[{{TheCynic}} Ben's]] initial iciness it's quickly revealed they're both incredible dorks and very competent, driven government employees who just want to make the world a better place. (Amongst other things they're both masters at Model UN and roleplay political figures in their sex life.) Their surface difference also dwindle in time, as Ben loses his cynicism and Leslie becomes marginally more realistic.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Chandler and Monica seem to be OppositesAttract at first glance, (he's a laid-back, snarky, commitment phobe, she's a uptight control freak desperate for a serious relationship), however the moment you glance below the surface they're very similar. They both suffered [[ParentalNeglect difficult childhoods]], are very neurotic, insecure but hugely loyal, value trust and stability, and essentially hold their circle of friends together. The key is that while their ''reactions'' are different, their issues are similar and so they can understand each other. (Which is very much TruthInTelevision.) This conversation sums up their shared issues well:
--->'''Chandler:''' Is that why you became a chef? So that people would like you?\\
'''Monica''': Oh, you really want to talk about getting people to like you huh, funny man?
** Interestingly Monica's SecondLove Pete was ''too'' similar to her. Like Monica he was a CompetitionFreak and {{determinator}}, which actually caused their break up, hinting Monica couldn't be with someone as stubborn and driven as she was. Her next and final boyfriend was Chandler who repeatedly demonstrated he was capable of stabilizing her.
** Ross and Julie, Ross and Mona, Ross and Charlie and even Ross and Emily are also this. (Contrasting with [[OppositesAttract Rachel]].)
* Carly and Freddie on ''Series/ICarly'', especially when compared to the other member of their PowerTrio, Sam. Most notable in "iSell Penny Tee's" with the contrasting styles in running their t-shirt factories. Sam runs her 'factory' like a child labour sweatshop, while Carly and Freddie run their way by being nice and fun.
* Jack O'Neill did poke fun of it in an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1''. "It has to do with flocking... and togetherness."
* The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'' has this relationship with both [[EvilCounterpart The Master]] and [[LadyofAdventure River Song]]. Ironically, this causes him to dislike them, rather than like them, although River does [[OfficialCouple grow on him]]. As of "The Doctor's Wife" we can add [[RoboShip the TARDIS]] to the list.
* Sybil and Branson on ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' They are initially drawn to each other due to their shared interest in politics and women's rights. Later episodes reveal their rebellious natures and disregard for societies class divisions.
* Tate and Violet from ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'', two NightmareFetishist emo teens. The two bond over cutting themselves.
* John Sheridan and Ambassador Delenn from ''Series/BabylonFive'', whose interest in each other quickly begins to heat up when they discover that they share not only a gift for military and political strategy, but an innate curiosity about other races.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' & ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Buffy and Angel are arguably this. They're both compassionate, responsible, down-to-earth, neurotic 'weight-of-the-world' leaders with connecting problems and a martyr complex. They straddle the line of being ''in'' the world, but not part of it--Buffy as The Slayer and Angel as the vampire with a soul--which could've been what started their love in the first place.
** Willow and Tara. They're both patient, sweet, a little shy, and most obvious--witches. In fact, their mutual interest in magic is what blossomed their connection to begin with.
** Fred and Wesley. [[PairTheSmartOnes Obviously]].
** After Faith returns she sneaks off for a smoke, where she is found by Spike. Sharing the cigarette they discuss the potential slayers that are being trained up, going evil and Buffy. Their shared experiences (as well as a rather saucy comment Faith made [[GrandTheftMe while pretending to be Buffy]] that Spike had not forgotten) leads to a mutual understanding, respect, and likeness for each other.
** When Wood goes on a date with Buffy he reveals that he is the son of a former slayer. Later Faith would sleep with Wood.
* ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' has Dr Turner and nurse Sister Bernadette, both kind, dedicated healers devoted to a common cause and very much cut from the same cloth, dubbed "[[PortmanteauCoupleName Turnadette]]" by fandom. The fact that Sister Bernadette is also a devoted ''nun'', however, means that she spends the second series torn between her love and her vows [[spoiler:until, after a bout of TB and a lot of soul-searching, she leaves the convent and he asks her to marry him]].
* Joey and Pacey from ''Series/{{DawsonsCreek}}'', though naturally being [[TooMuchAlike just as proud and sassy as the other]], they had to go through plenty of [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering]] and denial to get there.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' has Damon and Rose.
** Stefan and Elena. Both are compassionate, selfless, and caring and have various different tastes, hobbies and interests in common.
* Madge and Rocky from ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy''. As Rocky's son Lionel puts it, "she's as crackers as he is."
* Subverted with Barry Allen and Felicity Smoak from ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' and ''Series/TheFlash2014''. They're extremely alike -- both are {{adorkable}}, excitable, optimistic, and intelligent -- but they're LikeBrotherAndSister. In ''The Flash'' Barry admits that they would be perfect for each other if they weren't too busy pining over other people.
* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'':
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'': [[Creator/CharlieCox Matt]] [[BlindJustice Murdock]] [[OfficialCouple and]] [[Creator/DeborahAnnWoll Karen]] [[SexySecretary Page]]. Both are driven by a sense of justice, they both have an inner struggle about life and death. They both think other people's lives are worth saving (Grotto and Frank Castle) even if they've done bad things, and they want to seek justice in their own way. They even like the same kind of simple "cheap" life. While Karen doesn't have Matt's fighting skills and needs to be rescued at times, she makes up for that in determination and ingenuity. And unlike Matt, Karen ''has'' actually killed someone (James Wesley).
** ''Series/IronFist2017'': Deconstructed with Danny Rand and Colleen Wing. They have an awful lot in common, personality-wise, but Claire Temple points out that this is not necessarily a ''good'' thing, since [[BloodKnight the two have a shared propensity towards solving every problem with violence]].

* Occasionally offered as one reason behind Unknowing Incest situations. This reasoning is referenced in Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "A Complicated Song": "I was / Feelin' pretty down / 'Til my / Girlfriend came around / We're just / So alike in every way, I gotta say..."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyX'' has Tidus and Yuna with a bit of OppositesAttract. Now Tidus is outgoing and loud, while Yuna is quiet and dignified, but they are each a prodigy and the child of a famous hero, they both live in their shadows, both are adventurous and want to see more of the world and each of them wants to really make their mark on history.
* [[TheHero Commander]] [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] and [[TheLancer Miranda]] [[DefrostingIceQueen Lawson]] in ''Videogame/MassEffect2''. Shepard comes ''this'' close to naming the trope if you decide to break up with her.
--> '''Shepard:''' This won't work, Miranda. We're too much alike.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' often gives [[RelationshipValues support conversations]] and/or common endings at A support level to people who are very similar in personalities. I.e., we have the cavalier Kent and the pegasus knight Fiora: both are serious, protective, kind characters who bond over their similarities:
-->'''Fiora:''' I am Fiora, the pegasus knight. You have been looking after my sister. Allow me to thank you.
-->'''Kent:''' Oh, yes... When we were in Caelin, Florina spoke of you often...
-->'''Fiora:''' Oh, what did she say?
-->'''Kent:''' [[LampshadeHanging That you...were a lot like me]].
* ''Videogame/FireEmblemAwakening'':
** Frederick and Cherche are both completely loyal to their lords (Chrom and Virion, respectively), {{workaholic}}s that do all the menial chores said lords can't be bothered with without a single complaint, they're both quite well-spoken and abide by strict knightly virtues. If they get married, their ending states that they both keep soldiers in line with their [[TranquilFury "famously disarming smiles"]].
** If [[FragileSpeedster Olivia]] and [[MasterSwordsman Lon'qu]] fall in love, Olivia will lampshade this trope in their S Support:
-->"We both get embarrassed, and we both have a hard time around people! We're going to get along PERFECTLY!"
** Olivia also has this sentiment with Chrom, as they are both good-hearted but ''awkward as Hell''.
** By the same token, she's this with Stahl as well, as they are both {{Adorkable}} [[ExtremeDoormat Extreme Doormats]].
** On Lon'qu's side, he's also this with Panne as both have a DarkAndTroubledPast and suffer from nightmares as a result.
** Rather hilariously subverted with Henry and Tharja. Both are very strange-minded Dark Mages who ''love'' fighting out there, but he's a PerpetualSmiler and she's a PerpetualFrowner -- meaning, they're both this ''and'' OppositesAttract. And yet Tharja says they swear by this trope if they hook up, since they're not the most normal people anyway.
** Lucina and the male Avatar (aka [[CanonName Robin]]) are both leaders capable of inspiring trust and love among their comrades, according to Tiki. They are also both extremely loyal, levelheaded, self-sacrificing and humble {{Workaholic}}s who are great at thinking on the fly, treasure the bonds between them and their comrades deeply, are very close to [[TheHero Chrom]], and have a huge effect on the future of their world.
*** Lucina is also similar to Gerome in that they both only shine on the battlefield, but because of the aloof demeanor they both show early on. They even both wear masks, though Lucina doesn't keep hers for long.
** [[LargeHam Owain]] and [[{{Hotblooded}} Cynthia]], sworn to dish out justice against wrong-doers!
** Brady and Noire have a tendency to get sick or hurt easily and are among the physically weaker children, which does not help their self-esteems.
*** Brady and Severa are the two resident cynics compared to the theoretic pair of Owain and Cynthia!
*** Noire also finds common ground with Yarne, sharing cowardice and dislike of battle.
* The Avatar (aka [[CanonName Corrin]]) and Princess Azura from ''Videogame/FireEmblemFates'', due to being [[ChildOfTwoWorlds Children of Two Worlds]]--the former is a Hoshidan Prince or Princess raised in Nohr, which is vice-versa for the latter. They're both courageous, humble, and compassionate RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething; they both [[InnocentlyInsensitive struggle with]] [[NoSocialSkills social norms]] due to their [[GirlInTheTower reclusive childhoods]]; and they're both caught in a war where [[SadisticChoice they have family on both sides]]. Naturally, they bond pretty quickly over all this, and if the Avatar is a guy he and Azura can get married.
** Azura also has this with one of Corrin's retainers, Jakob, due to both being [[UndyingLoyalty unflinchingly loyal]] to the main character. Azura's one of the few people that Jakob is actually polite to, and the only one he explains his DarkAndTroubledPast to.
** Hana has this with two of her potential husbands, Jakob and Silas, who focus on serving and protecting Corrin above all else. She does the exact same thing for her liege, Princess Sakura.
** Once Hayato stops [[RunningGag running away from Oboro]], they bond over having been orphaned at early ages.
** Niles and Beruka are both [[spoiler:former street urchins who were abandoned by their mothers, raised by crooked people, and wound up in the services of royals after a failed assassination (Beruka) or a failed attempt to rob Castle Krackenburg (Niles). It's also revealed that their mothers are buried in the same graveyard]].
** Mozu, like Hana, has two. She and Silas are both humble and [[NiceGuy nice to people]] to the point of neglecting themselves; and she and Keaton are both country folk who excel at hunting.
** In the DLC-available third path ''Revelation'', Arthur and Setsuna both have tendencies for mishaps while helping others, which brings them closer if their whole support chain is pursued.
** Surprisingly, [[BlackKnight Prince Xander]] and [[WhiteMagicianGirl Princess Sakura]] turn out to be more similar than they thought, since Sakura is a very shy ShrinkingViolet while Xander used to be one and still is in a sense. Their B and A supports are about them realizing this and starting to bond over it.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors'':
** Fredrick and Camilla get along very nicely due to their devotions to Chrom and Corrin respectively.
** Camilla also bonds well with Tharja due to the devotion they harbor towards Corrin and Robin, respectively. They even have a support conversation discussing these traits, taking them to the extreme through "bird-watching" and "dragon-watching".
* ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite'' gives us Robert and Rosalind Lutece. Both are [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} absolutely]] [[GeniusDitz nuts]]. and there is a subtle attraction between them, particularly if you read Rosalind's voice logs. [[spoiler:As they are alternate universe representations of the same person, it borders on [[ScrewYourself Selfcest]]]].
* ''VideoGame/PretentiousGame'': Blue and Peach; it's mentioned in the second game that they share the same interests, notably wall-climbing. And even though the series never comments on the similarity, both Blue and Peach have also been hurt by a previous LoveInterest.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCrossTagBattle'': [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena Yukiko Amagi]] and [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Weiss Schnee]]. Heiresses of well-off families? [[LadyOfWar Graceful dancers on the battlefield]]? ''Of course'' they'd get along!

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Tomoyo and Kyou in ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}''. They're both boyish, hot-tempered, ruthless, rough-speaking but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold deep down very kind]] people. It helps that they have a similar sense of humour - mostly, laughing at [[ButtMonkey Sunohara]]'s misfortunes. At one point, he even accuses them of being LikeAnOldMarriedCouple - [[IResembleThatRemark they turn in unison and intimidate him out of suggesting it again]].
* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', it's implied that some Masters will receive Servants similar to themselves; For example, our hero Shirou has ChronicHeroSyndrome, and his Servant Saber [[spoiler:aka Arthuria Pendragon]] in life sacrificed everything, even her emotional state as a human, for her country. In the prequel ''LightNovel/FateZero'', the serial killer Ryuunosuke Uryu ends up paired with the demon-summoning Caster [[spoiler:aka Gilles de Rais]], who enjoys killing just as much as his Master does. However there are ways to get around this- the more adept mages of ''Zero'' are able to summon specific spirits by using specific items closely related to the Hero, leading to the arrogant and scheming Lord El-Melloi summoning the honorable knight Lancer, or TokenMiniMoe Ilya in ''Stay Night'' getting the mountain of muscles and rage that is Berserker, though that may be due to the Servants preferences - Lancer wanted a lord to serve and redeem his honor, and Berserker, in life, [[spoiler:was mind-controlled into killing his daughter]].
* At one point in ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', during Shizune's route, the two of them decide to play a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors to decide who gets to eat the veal cutlet bread. They tie. ''Seventeen times in a row.''
* In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', the seeming opposites that are Okabe and Kurisu slowly start picking up on [[CommonalityConnection commonality after commonality]] until practically the only thing that separates them is that Kurisu ''[[ClosetGeek pretends]]'' [[ClosetGeek she isn't a nerdy,]] [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Dr. Pepper-guzzling,]] [[NoSocialSkills socially inexperienced,]] {{tsundere}} [[ImageBoard 2channer]] [[NerdsAreVirgins who's never been on a date]] [[LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine and has a fondness for labcoats]].
* Arsenik and Ambrosia in ''VisualNovel/War13thDay''. He's a refined gentleman, she's an elegant lady. The [[PrincelyYoungMan Prince Charming]] to her DamselInDistress. [[spoiler:But you can't entirely trust the game's portrayal of them]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In Creator/AGnosis works, Persephone and Hades are this. They both hate social gatherings (and most people), like to have lots of alone-time, and have shades under their eyes. Their romance becomes evident to other people when Persephone says she thinks Hades is "okay". With his high praise, coming from her.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Once Marigold and Dale got over their [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft WOW-faction-related]] [[SeriousBusiness mutual enmity]], they realized a mutual attraction and [[OccidentalOtaku many shared interests]] and began dating.
* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'': Faith and her boyfriend, Ash, are so much alike that they're virtually one and the same:
** For starters, they're the alphas at their respective schools. She's a LovableAlphaBitch, while he's a LoveableRogue, and both [[AFatherToHisMen look after their fellow students]]. They're also prone to making [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/dusky_hot_sister the same]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/clever_girl mistakes]], since both rely on [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/self-involved on reading]] [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/top_of_my_class others]] in order to anticipate their opponents' actions.
** They even share the same open view on dating, to where each knows the other sees other people and [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/stop_teasing they're both okay with it]]; even while they're banging each other! They've even fallen in love with the same girl: Tiffany Winters. Which is why Faith [[OneTrueThreesome proposed they form]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/take_things_slow a threesome]].
* Yun-lee and Dong-whi in ''Webcomic/NineteenTwentyOne'' who are both mad about cats and looking after the local strays.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Rose and Kanaya are both very intelligent, classy, snarky women who have a tendency to cover up their own emotions but are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves. [[spoiler:And indeed, later on they do get together]].
** Roxy and John are both goofy, fun loving, unironically cheerful, and loyal leaders of their respective teams. [[spoiler:They're also the only survivors of the Game Over Timeline, and seem to get together in the aftermath]].
* {{Discussed|Trope}} and {{subverted|Trope}} in ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'''s "Uncomfortable Truthasaurus!" by Zach Weiner. Misconception: Opposites attract or like attracts like. Somehow you get both of these. The truth is that [[spoiler:95% of people want someone hot. 100% of people just want anyone with a higher social status]].
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Tuuri, the scholar of the crew, is originally the only member who is not TheImmune. Her backstory includes being kept inside her home military base by her older brother for eleven years, while her immune cousin got to scout the wilderness. Because of this, she JumpedAtTheCall when offered to be part of the expedition by an older distant cousin. The second non-immune of the cast comes in the form of LittleStowaway Reynir. The chain of events that made Reynir end up the crew's food crate includes being sheltered into staying in his home farm by his parents, all while having immune proto-DesignerBabies as siblings who were having a great time in the wider world as far as he was concerned. He eventually decided to go see it for himself. Reynir and Tuuri ultimately become good friends.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Tris and Chaos (two wacky outlaws), Beth and Corri (two ''extremely'' good Jedi), and Moira and Darth Apparatus (two insane Sith) in ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil''.
* ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'': A rather disgusting example [[http://notalwaysright.com/life-is-stranger-than-the-fiction-section/30405 here]]. A woman urinates on the floor and smears her feces onto several books when she doesn't get her way. Her boyfriend does the same when the police arrest her.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Aang and Katara's romance is highlighted by their likenesses. Both are extremely optimistic people who keep that outlook while also becoming more realistic due to CharacterDevelopment. They are [[ChildProdigy child prodigies]] in their own field (Aang in Airbending and becoming the youngest Fully Realized Avatar, Katara becoming a Waterbending master at only 14). They have a ChronicHeroSyndrome tendency, are [[NiceGuy incredibly nice individuals]], but can be [[BewareTheNiceOnes terrifying when pushed too far]]. They even share a similar trait of being more [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] when it comes to a personal topic.
** A platonic example with Zuko and Sokka. They discuss their mutually poor track record with relationships to break an AwkwardSilence.
** Zuko and Mai somehow manage to be this ''and'' OppositesAttract at the same time. While they're both [[PerpetualFrowner perpetually frowning]] [[EmoTeen Emo Teens]] with [[FreudianExcuse some kind of family issue]] who are from the Fire Nation and use bladed weapons, their temperaments are completely opposite: Zuko is a HotBlooded {{Determinator}}, whereas Mai is an {{emotionless|Girl}} DefrostingIceQueen.
** Zuko and Katara are a non-romantic example of this. Both are passionate, determined individuals willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish their goals, whether it be capturing the Avatar or helping him. Both are also shown to be pretty evenly matched in terms of bending abilities, and the few times they are actually on the same side/not angry at each other they work very well together and get along extremely well, showcased best in the finale.
* Finn and Marceline from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' are a non-romantic example; who both enjoy adventure and edgy lives.
* Jack and Maddie in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. True, one is closer to Earth then the other (three guesses on who the obvious culprit is), but they both share a mad obsessive love for hunting/researching the paranormal field of ghosts.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': Brittany and Kevin; Mac and Jodie.
* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' and its movies used this on several occasions. The episode "Puppy Love" involves ShrinkingViolet NiceGuy PJ getting into a TwiceShy situation with ShrinkingViolet NiceGirl Rose Deckenbloom (and if that weren't enough, both of them know how it feels to be belittled). The first movie involved {{Adorkable}} Max falling for {{Adorkable}} Roxanne and vice versa, and they are both socially awkward in exactly the same way. The second movie actually has ''two'' of these: PJ and Beret Girl, the cynical-but-sympathetic beatniks, and Goofy and Sylvia, the DiscoDan duo--and in both of PJ's cases, they shared a common taste in poetry too.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Soos meets a woman named Melody who shares a few of the same ManChild quirks he has. They hit it off and go on a date, and not even an attack by a {{Yandere}} computer program is enough to break them up.
* In ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', Cuddles and Giggles both love the color pink, and both are really nice characters with hidden depths (Cuddles is rather rebellious, and Giggles gets ''pissed'' at polluters.) Plus, even for Happy Tree Friends, [[TheChewToy they die a lot]].
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/KaBlam Life With Loopy]]'' episode "Larry's Girl", this is how Larry and Stacey fall in love. Stacey notices that Larry's just as big a fan of ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Charlie Chicken Show]]'' as she is, and he notices that she's wearing the exact same sweater of the show that he's wearing. Cue the both of them staring at each other [[WingdingEyes with big red hearts in their eyes]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': [[OfficialCouple Quack Quack and Eugly]]. They're both much nicer than the other characters, [[NoRespectGuy receive little to no respect from anyone else]], and they're both [[TheUnintelligible incapable of speech that can be understood (Quack Quack speaks in quacks and Eugly speaks in indistinct mumbles)]].
%%* Kick and [[ActionGirl Scarlet Rosetti]] in ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski''.
* In Episode 5 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Bolin explains to his brother Mako why he likes Avatar Korra: "Korra and I are perfect for each other. [[ActionGirl She's strong]], [[StoutStrength I'm strong]]. [[TheLadette She's fun]], [[BigFun I'm fun]]. She's beautiful...[[BigBeautifulMan I'm gorgeous!]]"
** Though unfortunately for Bolin, Korra doesn't feel the same way. While she does care very much about him as a friend, her affections lie firmly with Mako, who is NotSoDifferent from Korra.
** It pays off better in Season 3 when Bolin meets Opal, Lin Beifong's niece, who's just as {{Adorkable}} and kind hearted as he is.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Rarity and Spike both have issues with {{Greed}}, what with the latter being a dragon. Because Rarity is also the [[TheChosenOne element of generosity]], both of them have to overcome their greed for the other's sake.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Last Temptation Of Homer", Homer meet Mindy Simmons, a new employee at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant who is a DistaffCounterpart of him, except attractive. But despite their attraction to each other, Homer decides to remain with Marge.
* On the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' series, Gwen and Duncan become close after they discover that they share several interests in common. While they insist that they're JustFriends, their respected partners get incredibly hostile over it, resulting in [[spoiler:two break-ups and one hook-up between the Birds Of A Feather partners]].
** This seems to be the case with [[LoonyFan Sierra]] and [[CrazyAwesome Izzy]] as well.
** In ''World Tour'', Alejandro falls in love with Heather- the only other contestant as savagely manipulative as he is. Their conversations are simultaneously flirtatious and [[SlapSlapKiss antagonistic]].
-->'''Alejandro:''' Together, we could take over the world!
** In the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' the [[SiblingTeam Adversity Twins and the Sisters]] formed a brief alliance.
* While they never got together, and firmly remain as JustFriends, this is the most likely reason for why Rogue was attracted to Scott in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. Both have dangerous, uncontrollable powers, both lived sheltered lives, and have an older sibling like dynamic with younger students.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Greg and Blue Diamond bond quickly over their mutual feelings of loss. Blue Diamond still mourns her sister Pink Diamond while Greg still mourns for Rose Quartz. Blue Diamond is so pleased by this that she decides to "rescue" Greg from Earth's destruction by kidnapping him and taking him to Pink Diamond's human zoo. [[spoiler:It's even more poignant since they are both actually mourning the same person.]]