'''Basic Trope''': The second most-capable member of FiveManBand under TheLeader; the opposite of TheHero in TheTeam.
* '''Straight''': Where as [[TheHero Hiro]] is a LargeHam, Lance is TheStoic or visa versa.
* '''Exaggerated''': Hiro is a deranged individual who blows everything out of proportion while Lance is so detatched from emotions and coldly logical that everone thinks he's a robot.
* '''Downplayed''': Hiro and Lance have only superficial differences. At their core, they're NotSoDifferent.
* '''Justified''': What Hiro lacks, Lance excels in, and vice versa. Together, they are unstoppable!
* '''Inverted''':
** TheDragon
** Lance is exactly the same as Hiro. For example, both are {{Large Ham}}s.
* '''Subverted''':
** Lance, a knife wielding rogue, joins TheTeam of KnightInShiningArmor Hiro, but he's more like a BloodKnight, and thus a BigGuy.
** In episode 1, Hiro and Lance argue all the time, but then [[TheChick Chica]] straightens them out. In episode 2, they act like the same person, and are both the main characters.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** His BloodKnight persona is a SuperpoweredEvilSide that he desperately tries to suppress. This forms much conflict between him and Hiro.
** Lance becomes the HeroOfAnotherStory that runs parrellel to Hiro's and meets in the middle. CharacterDevelopment causes them to bicker again.
* '''Parodied''': Lance is a literal lance [[EquippableAlly wielded by Hiro]] and they spend more time arguing with each other over petty things than fighting evil.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Hiro starts off as TheLeader while Lance is the second-in-command. Hiro is cool and calm while Lance is snarky and violent. Due to personal issues, Hiro steps down due to the pressure of leadership and allows Lance the position of the leader. The new sense of responsibility makes Lance mature while Hiro grows violent and snarky now that he doesn't have TheChainsOfCommand weighing him down. Lance's bloodknight persona forms a SplitPersonalityTakeOver which forces Hiro to resume leadership; this immediately calms him down and he reigns in the new lance who becomes his DevilsAdvocate.
* '''Averted''': The members of the FiveManBand all act as a {{foil}} towards TheHero and members of TheTeam all fill in as the NumberTwo for TheLeader.
* '''Enforced''': "We need someone to contrast our hero to provide for regular conflict. The second in command will be perfect."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Lance, you are the Yin to my Yang, the water to my fire, the-" "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial we're not a couple!"]]
* '''Invoked''':
** [[TheMentor Percius]] felt that Hiro needed a Yin to his Yang, and thus recruited Lance.
** Immediately after Hiro, Tony, Will, and Chica form a team, they go out looking for Hiro's perfect foil.
* '''Exploited''': At the tryouts, Lance acts the opposite way Hiro would because he believes this will secure him the position.
* '''Defied''': Lance finds out he was chosen simply to compliment Hiro's skill set, flips out, and quits.
* '''Discussed''': "Hiro and Lance are 100% opposite, right down to their favorite colors." "Yeah, it's like they planned it."
* '''Conversed''': "They sure have a second-in-command and the leader bicker every episode due to the differences."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Lance grows tired of always having to play second-fiddle to Hiro, so he goes solo.
** Lance is clearly out-gunned on every front: not as powerful as [[TheBigGuy Tony]], not as smart as [[TheSmartGuy Will]], not so [[TheHeart morally or emotionally grounded]] as [[TheChick Chica]], and he doesn't quite have have [[TheHero Hiro]]'s natural leadership ability. He develops psychological issues over his [[MasterOfNone inability to stand out]] in TheTeam, which eventually leads to him trying to take on one of the other roles when he's not quite cut out for it.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Lance is feeling underappreciated so the BigGood puts him through a PeggySue to show him that TheTeam is more helpless than he thought.
** Lance is comfortable in his role because he is a better fighter than [[SquishyWizard Will]], both faster and smarter than [[MightyGlacier Tony]], doesn't have the whole team relying on him emotionally like Chica, and if a plot fails, it's on Hiro's head, not Lance's. His responsibilities are more suited to his nature even if his personality sometimes clashes with Hiro's, they're the best of friends and Hiro relies on Lance both in the heat of battle and in their lives outside of it.
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