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* ''Series/TwentyFour''
** Jack -- Stephen Saunders in Season 3, Christopher Henderson in Season 5, [[spoiler:Tony Almeida]] in season 7, and [[spoiler: Cheng Zhi]] in season 9.
*** In season 8 [[spoiler: Jack becomes one to Cole Ortiz.]]
** Michelle Dessler -- Carrie Turner. She's not really bad but her ruthless effort to climb the ladder at CTU bordered on treason.
** Karen Hayes -- Miles Papasian
* In ''Series/AgentCarter,'' [[spoiler:Dottie]] is this for Peggy. Both she and Peggy are secret agents, as well as skilled [[ActionGirl Action Girls]]. They both use other people's underestimations of their skill to their advantage. Peggy does this by using her coworkers' sexist assumptions about her abilities while [[spoiler:Dottie]] does this by ObfuscatingStupidity and acting like a ditzy CountryMouse. Both are capable of flawless UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents when undercover. They are also both OnlyKnownByTheirNickname. But they use different fighting styles, with [[spoiler:Dottie]] relying on SheFu acrobatics, whereas Peggy relies on her fists, [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]], and brute force. Additionally, Peggy chose to become a secret agent, while [[spoiler:Dottie]] was {{Brainwashed}} into becoming a ChildSoldier at a young age by her Russian trainers.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' had the following.
** Buffy = Darla (bubblegum-blonde HoneyTrap) and [[BewareTheSuperman Faith]], a Slayer who became DrunkWithPower. Whereas Kendra was the polar opposite of Buffy in nearly every way, Faith was meant to represent Buffy's "road not taken" -- a living embodiment of what Buffy might have been had her life's circumstances been different.
** Angel = pre-HeelFaceTurn Spike. One's paying for a century of being evil, the other is a BloodKnight BruiserWithASoftCenter who despite his viciousness is considered not as bad, in comparison to other vampires.
** Giles = Ethan Rayne (former teen rebel), Gwen Post (corrupt ex-Watcher), and [[EvilMentor The Mayor]] (father-mentor to a Slayer).
** Willow & Tara = Amy (mistress of the dark arts who enables Willow's magic addiction, while Tara encouraged Willow to slow down on the magic).
** Oz = Veruca ([[TheUnfettered unfettered]] werewolf)
** [[BigBrotherIsEmployingYou Riley]] = [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Forrest]] (Forrest remains utterly loyal to the Initiative. This doesn't end well for him.)
** [[SealedGoodInACan Dawn]] = [[SealedEvilInAcan Glory]]
** [[HeelFaceTurn Anya]] = [[PoisonousFriend Halfrek]] (Halfrek is essentially Anya before becoming human.)
** Gunn = Gio ([[BloodKnight overzealous]] vampire hunter)
** [[DefrostingIceQueen Cordelia]] = Harmony (intensely stupid bimbo who also moved to the big city and ended up working in an office).
** [[PowerTrio The Scoobies]] = [[BigBadWannabe The Trio]]
** Kumiko (evil Japanese sorceress who tried to wipe out the forces of good once and for all) = Willow (the most powerful witch in the world who even when she had gone dark did the wrong thing for the right reasons.)
** Roden = Giles. The former hired a evil Slayer to kill Buffy, the latter hired Buffy's own EvilCounterpart in Faith to kill said Slayer and Roden.
** Roden's evil slayer is this to Faith, who sees in the girl what she would be if not for her HeelFaceTurn.
** [[AxCrazy Simone]] = [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Kennedy.]] One wants to kill Buffy for keeping Slayers defenseless before turning them into vampires, the other gives them the guns and training to be employed as guardians and offers Buffy and Faith high paying jobs.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Oliver/The Arrow has several evil counterparts:
** Malcolm Merlyn/The Dark Archer shares his goals in saving the city. Oliver tries to save the city by targeting the rich, while Merlyn targets the poor.
** Slade Wilson/Deathstroke is a dark reflection of what Oliver was in the island.
** Ra's Al Ghul is motivated by justice, even though [[KnightTemplar he imposes his own ideal of what true justice should be like]]. Much like Oliver is the leader of Team Arrow, Ra's is the leader of The League of Assassins.
* In a dual example, ''Series/BreakingBad'''s final season gradually develops Todd Alquist and his uncle Jack Welker as the {{Evil Counterpart}}s to Jesse Pinkman and Walter White, respectively. In addition to their individual similarities, Todd and Jack's relationship--with Todd clearly devoted to Jack as a [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate father figure]], and willing to do anything to please him--is very much a dark mirror of Jesse and Walt's relationship.
** In contrast to Jesse ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a cocky, foul-mouthed youth who chafes at authority, but has a surprisingly strong conscience]]), Todd is an outwardly polite, affable [[ConsummateProfessional career criminal]] who's [[AffablyEvil gradually revealed to be completely amoral at heart]].
** In contrast to Walt (an outwardly respectable man whose sympathetic motivations help obscure the odd horrific act that he commits), Jack is an unapologetically seamy White Supremacist thug who has the odd PetTheDog moment amidst his long string of horrific acts.
* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', Jake has one in Doug Judy, aka [[spoiler:the Pontiac Bandit]]: both are [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny Ears Lawyers]], both are often childish and frivolous, and they're shown to have near-identical interests and a shared love of role playing.
** Captain Holt has two evil counterparts Deputy Chief Wuntch and [[spoiler: FBIAgent Bob Anderson]] who both share his stoicism and hidden intensity.
* ''Series/BurnNotice''. Michael has PsychoForHire Larry, and Simon who will stop at nothing to take out everyone who (rightfully) burned him.
** Some one episode villains can be this.
*** The Zamars from season 1 have the same dynamic as the Westens.
*** The medical scammers Todd, Philip and Rachel from season 2 are the bad versions of Sam, Michael and Fiona.
* The Series/{{Charmed}} Ones had the Demon Charmed Ones back in season 1.
** And then there was the MirrorUniverse miniarc, in which the Charmed Ones were harbingers of evil, and the demons were the good guys.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' had his old flame Jill Roberts who was also a reluctant spy.
** Sarah had Daniel Shaw because they both hide their passions behind a veneer of professionalism. As well as her former high school bully turned criminal Heather Chandler.
** Stephen Bartowski and Alexei Volkoff both [[spoiler:tested Intersect prototypes on themselves but the latter turned evil]].
** Morgan had Emmett Milbarge. They are both aware that they are in a dead end jobs at the Buy More but while Morgan (for a while) quit to follow his dream of being a chef, Emmett ruthlessly climbs the corporate ladder.
* Many times in ''Series/ColdCase'' the victim is killed by their evil counterpart.
* ''Series/{{Community}}''
** Jeff's ex-coworker [[AmoralAttorney Allen]]
** City College and Dean Spreck to Greendale and Dean Pelton.
** Annie Kim to Annie Edison in "Geography of Global Conflict". While both are ruthlessly competitive and Annie Kim might be better behaved than the prone-to-meltdowns Annie Edison, the former ''also'' lacks the humanising qualities that make the latter likable and sympathetic despite her flaws.
* ''Series/{{Doctor Who}}'':
** Evil counterparts of the Doctor:
*** The Monk, the first evil counterpart encountered. A similar rogue time traveller and renegade from the Doctor's planet, and owner of a much better TARDIS than the Doctor's -- and a similar tourist in Earth's history. The difference is that the Monk is interested in using time travel to fiddle with {{TemporalParadox}}es, [[HypotheticalFightDebate pit historical villains against each other]] and try to accelerate human technological development, and lacks the Doctor's respect for history. The New Eighth Doctor Adventures from AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho develop this further -- it is shown that the Eighth Doctor and the Meddling Monk consider each other the evil counterpart. The Doctor interferes with history to help people, but mostly will leave history intact and tries to find peaceful solutions, without killing innocents. The Monk tries to "improve" history and has a TheNeedsOfTheMany mentality, such as helping Ice Warriors take over Mars by killing thousands of human colonists to prevent the Ice Warriors killing billions when they attack another planet. This could be more emphasised in Big Finish by the fact that in his earliest Big Finish stories, the Doctor saving someone supposed to die nearly destroyed history.
*** The Master, the Doctor's FriendlyEnemy and his equal in intelligence and madness. The main difference is that the Doctor is benevolent and the Master is not. Some incarnations are more and less direct counterparts than others -- the Delgado, Ainley and Jacobi Masters are equals but with very different personalities to the Doctor, and the Pratt/Beevers and Roberts Masters go in BodyHorror and CameBackWrong directions first with their mirror nature secondary, but the incarnation of the Master played by John Simm is a very direct evil version of the Tenth Doctor specifically, inheriting a lot of Ten's personality quirks and tics.
*** Davros -- one aligned with the Daleks and one with the Time Lords, both {{Mad Scientist}}s, one works as a military "scientific advisor" while the other had worked as that and quit, both able to have complicated moral discussions with each other, and both -- in "Genesis of the Daleks" at least -- have a bit of MessianicArchetype or DarkMessiah about them, with Davros willing to create the Daleks and kill billions in order to [[AGodAmI become above the gods]], contrasted to the Doctor's unwillingness to kill the Daleks and save billions [[AGodIAmNot because it isn't his right to do so]].
*** The Valeyard in "Trial of a Time Lord", who turns out to be an actual EnemyWithout of the Doctor embodying all of the actual and potential evil in his nature. Note that while the Doctor usually represents [[ChaoticGood anarchic freedom]], the Valeyard is [[LawfulEvil obsessed with law]].
*** in "Amy's Choice", the Dream Lord was a psychic manifestation of the darker parts of the Doctor's character, given life by psychic pollen that was stuck in the time rotor of the TARDIS.
*** In "Dragonfire", Kane is an ancient exile from his home culture who recruits alienated young women as his leading minions, and the main console in Iceworld's control room is similar in shape to the TARDIS's. However, he's utterly evil and abusively exploits his followers (by implication sexually as well). For a time in the story, he and the Doctor actually compete to win the loyalties of Ace, who becomes the Doctor's companion at the end.
*** In "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy", Captain Cook is presented as this for the Seventh Doctor -- both are intergalactic travellers with a young, rather troubled companion and a bit of a manipulative, egotistical side, but where the Doctor is ultimately compassionate, brave and cares for both Ace and the people around him, Cook is callous, cowardly, selfish and abusive.
** The Master's wife Lucy is in many ways a mirror image of Rose. Both are blonde women who fell in love with a Time Lord and became his loyal companion, but whereas Rose's travels with the Doctor seeing the wonders of the universe made her stronger and more idealistic, Lucy is a StrawNihilist (thanks to being confronted with the horrible final remnants of the human race close to the heat-death of the universe) who can watch ten percent of the world die with a smile on her face and is utterly subordinate to her husband's will [[spoiler:until she shoots him]] after seeing the end of the universe. Also, while the love between the Doctor and Rose was largely chaste and unrequited, the Master and Lucy's relationship is explicitly sexual and abusive.
** In "The Tenth Planet", Mondas is the evil counterpart of Earth. Mondas looks exactly like Earth but flipped upside down, and the Mondasians are humans but forced to [[{{Cyborg}} replace their bodies with spare parts]], becoming the Cybermen, in order to survive as their planet drifted to the edge of the universe. They are now abominations with no emotions and the inability to comprehend human feelings, [[RomanticismVersusEnlightenment and get to win their ethical arguments anyway]]. However, the Cybermen lost this characterisation later to allow them to fill the Dalek-shaped hole left after the Daleks got ExiledFromContinuity in the Troughton era, becoming generic nasty robotic aliens\a Dalek SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute race from "Tomb of the Cybermen" onwards.
** In "The Time Warrior", Irongron and Linx seem to be a dark version of the Brigadier and the Doctor -- a highly advanced and intelligent alien crash-lands his broken time ship on Earth, is discovered by a comparatively primitive and stupid military leader, and agrees to work for him and offer technology in exchange for board and the resources to fix his ship. The main difference is that the Brigadier is, while difficult at times, trying to selflessly defend his country from alien threats, while Irongron is a sociopathic warlord seeking personal power; and the Doctor is pacifistic and understanding while Linx is a ProudWarriorRaceGuy and highly xenophobic.
** Dr. Simeon from "The Snowmen" could be seen as a dark counterpart to Amy Pond: both encountered an extraterrestrial as children who made a huge impression on them. Whereas Amy grew as a person from her travels with the Doctor, Simeon was corrupted by the Great Intelligence, becoming callous and power-mad as an adult. [[spoiler:Or rather, as it turns out, the Great Intelligence -- very early in its timeline and learning by mimicry, becoming mostly a reflection of whoever it was connected to at that stage -- was corrupted by ''him!'' HumansAreTheRealMonsters indeed.]]
** As a whole, the Time Lords have the Daleks as their evil counterparts. Note that this wasn't always true, but as the series drew on, it became more and more this way, before being cemented as such in the New Series.
* Ditto in ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' but with a twist: [[spoiler:Moriarty is Irene Adler, who was Sherlock's girlfriend for a long time before faking her death in the most gruesome way possible]].
* Similar to the comic books, ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has Barry face off against villainous speedsters each season. In Season 1, it's the Reverse-Flash ([[spoiler:Eobard Thawne/Harrison Wells]]); in Season 2, it's Zoom ([[spoiler:Zolomon Hunter]]), as well as one-shot encounters with the Reverse-Flash and a female speedster named Trajectory. In Season 3, during the Flashpoint timeline, Kid Flash ([[spoiler:Wally]]) has an evil counterpart in the face of the Rival (Edward Clariss), who may be building up to being Barry's counterpart in the main timeline, only to be killed by the real EvilCounterpart Savitar([[spoiler:Future Flash]]), the self-described "God of Speed", who wears a PoweredArmor, has mystical powers, and is ''much'' faster than Barry. [[spoiler:He is a surviving time remnant, created, when Barry tries to save Iris from Savitar in the near future. The remnant survives the fight, but is treated like crap by everyone, so he eventually loses it, becomes evil, [[StableTimeLoop and gives himself the name Savitar]]. One of the reasons he's so dangerous is that he remembers all the events from Barry's point of view, so anything that Barry tries, Savitar can counter]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Ramsay Snow to Jon Snow. Both are the highborn illegitimate son of a northern lord and resentful of their illegitimate status, but where Jon is one of the [[HeroicBastard most heroic and moral characters]] in the show, Ramsay is one its most [[BastardBastard sadistic and monstrous characters]]. While Jon took Tyrion's advice from the first season to heart and embraces his illegitimacy, Ramsay tries everything to hide it and being reminded of it is his BerserkButton. Ramsay's relationship with his father, Roose Bolton, is also a dark counterpoint to Jon's relationship with his father, Ned Stark. Where Ned loves and acknowledges Jon as one of his sons, raising him alongside his trueborn siblings in his castle and [[spoiler:protects Jon by [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold claiming him as his illegitimate son to save him from Robert Baratheon]]]], Roose treats Ramsay very poorly and only acknowledges him when he has no other choice. Jon [[BigBrotherInstinct loves and is protective of his half-siblings]], who love him, while Ramsay [[spoiler:kills his father, half-brother, and his father's new wife to ensure he himself is the only heir]]. In ''The Battle of the Bastards'', Jon [[spoiler:is mostly mindful of his own troops, suggesting before the battle that he and Ramsay duel each other so as to reduce the loss of life.]] Ramsay, however, [[spoiler:is more than willing to sacrifice his own men]], refusing Jon's [[spoiler:challenge and openly telling his archers to fire into battle when it means that his own soldiers will inevitably be caught in the onslaught.]] As far their conduct during the battle is concerned, Jon is heavily involved with fighting on the front lines, whereas Ramsay remains far away from the carnage and retreats as soon as things start falling apart. Actor Iwan Rheon, who portrays Ramsay, states: "Jon and Ramsay are literally the opposite to each other, you know, Jon's very noble and honorable and Ramsay's none of those things."
** Joffrey Baratheon to Robb Stark. Both are young men who rise to power around the same time after their father's death, but Joffrey is TheCaligula and a DirtyCoward who would sooner let his guards do his dirty work for him and Robb is the YoungConqueror and a beloved leader. They both share the same flaws of making political enemies due to their rash behaviors (Robb's honor and Joffrey's greed). This ultimately costs both of them their lives, dying in a similar manner by treachery at a wedding within weeks of the same time frame.
** Roose Bolton to Ned Stark. He is the head of a powerful house in the North, (at least tried) to mentor Robb, and usurped Ned's title as Warden of the North and Lord of Winterfell after murdering his son Robb.
** Locke to Rodrick Cassel. Both are masters-at-arms, both are their respective lords' chief subordinate (excluding other vassals), both enjoy good relationships with their lords' children, and both exhibit UndyingLoyalty towards their lords. But Rodrik is one of the series' straighter examples of KnightInShiningArmor, and Locke is hardly better than Ramsay.
** The Smalljon to his departed father. Picture the Greatjon except morally ambiguous and you've got the Smalljon.
** The Smalljon is also this to Tormund Giantsbane, as they are both large, thickly bearded, ferocious warriors with a hot temper and foul mouth, but Smalljon serves as TheBrute to Ramsay while Tormund is TheBigGuy to Jon. Its rather fitting that they face each other in the Battle of the Bastards.
** Cersei to Catelyn. Both are MamaBear types who can be utterly ruthless, hold grudges hard, have difficulty controlling their newly-crowned sons and deal with the loss of children. However, Catelyn is HappilyMarried, is comfortable in her station in life and is good to most people, while Cersei is trapped in an ArrangedMarriage, yearns for even more power and is mean and petty.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has Santana, the TokenEvilTeammate in the Glee club, who is a lesbian, a total bitch (and completely aware and proud of it), eager to sleep around, and freely enjoys screwing over her fellow club members' relationships ForTheEvulz... Come Season 3, this is somehow taken up a notch with Sebastian Smythe, who is gay, a dick, and instantly sets his sights on Blaine... He's also very much described as "a male Santana". In other words... he's the EvilCounterpart to the Glee Club's TokenEvilTeammate. Yikes.
* In season 4 of ''Series/{{Haven}}'', Duke Crocker gains one in his brother Wade. Both have the same Trouble, the ability to absorb blood to gain temporary SuperStrength and the ability to completely erase a Trouble by killing one person who has it. When Duke discovers his Trouble, he resolves to only use it to help others, like when he absorbs blood from a woman's wound to become strong enough to free her from her crashed car, and only kills to defend himself or others. When Wade discovers his Trouble, he quickly becomes a SerialKiller, killing for no higher purpose than absorbing blood and getting high off the rush of strength. Their late father Simon was much like Wade, making him a posthumous evil counterpart to Duke.
* ''{{Heroes}}'' gives us Peter Petrelli and his evil counterpart Sylar. Both want to be special, both are initially believed to be powerless at first, both have absorbing powers, and both want to do great things with their powers. Peter comes from a wealthy amoral family who view him as the underachiever, while Sylar comes from a poor religious power family. Peter goes against his family's wishes to pursue a career in nursing to help people, while Sylar becomes a watchmaker to appease his mother. Peter desires to be special but he wants to use it to help people while Sylar's desire to be special consumes him and leads him to murder, manipulations, sadism, etc. Sylar initially kills people to steal their powers, while Peter inadvertently absorbs other's powers by empathizing with them. Peter and Sylar's stories parallel each other's throughout the series. Part of the third season's storyline explored similarities and difference between them and how easily Peter could have become like Sylar or Sylar become like Peter.
* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' has Nevel.
* The entire town of New Bern is this to ''Series/{{Jericho}}''. Jericho is a peaceful salt mining town. New Bern is under martial law and run by the sheriff. Their main export is gunpowder. White vs. black, get it?
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' also frequently makes use of this trope. Most of the time the EvilCounterpart is another Rider who is essentially a PaletteSwap of the original. If not, he still functions largely the same as the original. The earliest known example of this trope in Kamen Rider are the Shocker Riders in the [[Series/KamenRider first series]].
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' has a number of counterparts to the main characters, although not all of them can be strictly called evil. A less ambiguous example is Chaos, a hacker of almost equal skill to Hardisson but completely lacking in ethics (in his first appearance, he tries to kill his entire crew to make off with the money). There's also Sterling who is just as smart as Nate (they used to be friends). The kick is, Sterling is actually working within the law (he even becomes an Interpol agent), while Nate constantly breaks them.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' has Merlin and Morgana, each fighting for the rights of magic-users, each on different sides.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has several of these most prominently for the AntiHero/AntiVillains of the show.
** First, there was Cora, who as Regina's mother also practices magic and does horrible things to the people around her. However, while Regina's love for Henry is a speck of light in her darkness for which she began to redeem herself, Cora only got worse as time went on, corrupting and killing like no other.
** Next, there was Peter Pan, a contrast to Rumpelstiltskin.
** Zelena, Wicked Witch of the West, is contrasted with [[spoiler: her half-sister]] Regina, who has been redeemed and made a HeelFaceTurn at this point in the series.
** Rumplestiltskin could also count as this to The Blue Fairy in the past. Both give deals for the people they talk with, and both are the BiggerBad/BigGood for the enchanted forest. [[GrayAndGreyMorality The lines blur the more we learn about the two though]].
** Ruby's Granny and her mother Anita, teaches her [[HarmonyVersusDiscipline opposing ways of handling being a werewolf]], except Anita hates humans.
** Jacqueline the giant killer, the DarkActionGirl counterpart of Snow White.
** Lilith is introduced as this for Emma though the through extent of her evil and Emma's good has yet to be seen.
** The Snow Queen was this to Elsa.
** Inverted with Merlin, who received his powers the same way as the Dark One, and can be controlled by Excalibur, but uses his powers for good, not evil.
* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', counterparts (evil or not) are a recurring theme, and most of the main characters have more than one. Listing just the evil examples, though:
** Finch has several evil counterparts, reflecting different aspects of him: Root before her HeelFaithTurn (a super-hacker who erased her own identity and has cultivated a unique relationship with the Machine); Carl Elias, the mob boss (a mild-mannered, bespectacled man who hides in the shadows and is secretly a [[TheChessmaster master manipulator and criminal genius]] whose will is enacted by his mysterious companion); and Greer (leader of a rival group to the Machine gang, albeit following the edicts of [[spoiler:Samaritan, which is in turn the Machine's EvilCounterpart]]).
** [[spoiler:The Machine has Samaritan, a rival AI which, instead of being taught restraint, empathy, and respect for free will, instead directs its followers to kill targets, [[AGodAmI believes itself to be a god]], and generally acts like a spoiled child with limitless power.]]
** Reese has his former partner Kara Stanton, and Elias' right hand man Scarface, as well as the various ex-special forces/intelligence assassins he runs into.
** Fusco's counterpart is Simmons.
** Martine is simultaneously the EvilCounterpart to Shaw (emotionless, lacks empathy, states that all her interests revolve around guns) and Root ([[spoiler:constantly in God Mode -- i.e. following the instructions that her AI overlord whispers in her ear]]).
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars''
** Ali and Mona are evil versions of each other. Each thinks they are the good guy and the other evil.
** Ali is the evil version of Hanna
** Mona evil Spencer
** Shana evil Emily
** Jenna evil Aria
* Dr. Sam Beckett of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' discovered in one episode that he had an evil counterpart leaper, complete with companion hologram who leaped from life to life to MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight until he convinced her to make a HeelFaceTurn. Then her hologram companion was leaped in to take her out, making her a second EvilCounterpart.
* The Brit Brats are these to ''Series/SamAndCat''.
* ''Series/{{Scandal}}'': [[spoiler: Huck discovers that his girlfriend Becky is this for him. They are both super-spies, they have the same skill sets, and they have both done their share of dirty business. However, Huck has a conscience and friends, while Becky is heartless and a loner]].
* ''Series/TheSentinel'':
** A two-part episode introduces Alex Barnes, who has the same hyperactive senses as Jim but turns out to be a ClassyCatBurglar. She's also willing to kill anyone who stands in her way, even someone who helped her get a handle on her abilities. She ends up finding an ancient Peruvian temple and performs a ritual that temporarily boosts her abilities UpToEleven, but this ends up frying her brain.
** Another episode has a Russian sniper named Yuri whom Blair even calls Jim's technological counterpart. Both have military training. While Jim uses his natural hypersenses, Yuri uses technology (e.g. binoculars, sniper scopes, heat sensors) to achieve the same level of awareness. They also previously tangled during Jim's military days, where Yuri outmaneuvered Jim's squad and killed the man they were supposed to protect.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a particularly fascinating version of one of the oldest of these pairs: Sherlock Holmes and Jim Moriarty.
** John deduced Moran to be his.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Clark's powers were temporarily transferred to a klutzy high schooler (Creator/ShawnAshmore, brother of Creator/AaronAshmore, who would later play ComicBook/JimmyOlsen), who doesn't handle it as well.
** Bizarro, General Zod, and his Kryptonian stooges also make requisite appearances.
** Lionel Luthor is patterned as a dark mirror to Jonathan Kent. [[spoiler:Both died, but one expired by natural causes while the other got shoved out a window by his kin]]. Whoops.
* In season nine of ''Series/StargateSG1'', the [[{{Precursors}} Ancients]] were discovered to have been holding another group of [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended beings]] called the Ori at bay for tens of thousands of years. The Ori have all the {{reality warp|er}}ing powers of the Ancients and none of their ([[NeglectfulPrecursors questionable]]) ethics, having discovered a way to harness lowers' worship to increase their own powers.
** The Asgard are the good counterpart of the Goa'uld, SufficientlyAdvancedAliens seen as gods by the humans of the worlds they lead, but the Asgard protect their charges instead of enslaving them.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. Kolya is in may ways a counterpart to John Sheppard. Both are extraordinary soldiers, both command incredible loyalty from their men, and both have made difficult choices for the good of their people. Kolya just happens to also be an [[MoralEventHorizon amoral bastard]]. It's fitting that their rivalry ends with [[spoiler:a good old-fashioned QuickDraw, which Sheppard wins]].
* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' Mirror Universe is populated by [[ShadowArchetype shadow selves]] and outright evil counterparts of people in the standard universe.
** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' two-parter "Chain of Command", Picard is grilled by an interrogator who shares his interest in books and archeology. Most of it is a mind game, of course, but at one point the Gul expresses hope that the two of them can debate philosophy sometime. ([[ColdBloodedTorture Not likely]].)
** Ben Sisko's archrival on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Gul Dukat. Dukat once ran Deep Space Nine as a shogun-style warlord, but was deposed by the people he tried to subjugate. On his arrival, Sisko is hailed as the messiah to that planet's inhabitants. D'oh. Later, Dukat is made the Emissary to the Pah-Wraiths, evil aliens standing in opposition to Sisko's benefactors, the Prophets.
** The Pah-Wraiths themselves are the same race as the Prophets (the Federation refers to them as "wormhole aliens"). They were expelled from the wormhole and imprisoned in the Fire Caves on Bajor for committing "evil acts". Exactly what they did, and exactly how they were expelled and imprisoned is unknown. The Prophets exist outside of linear time (and in fact don't even understand the concept until Sisko explains it to them, and even then it's implied that they still don't quite understand).
** [[TheEmpire The Dominion]] was designed to be an anti-[[TheFederation Federation]], rather than a single hostile alien race like other antagonist factions. Like the Federation, the Dominion was made up of hundreds of races and thousands of worlds, but bound together by fear and enforced obedience rather than idealism.
** The [[Series/StarTrekVoyager U.S.S. Voyager]] came across a rogue Starfleet vessel, the ''Equinox'', which had been using sentient beings as fuel to get home faster. Amusingly, ''their'' EMH has had his ethical subroutines removed, making him a full-on EvilTwin of The Doctor.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Semi-invoked: Dean tries to make minor villain Gordon Walker into a substitute for [[spoiler:John Winchester]] following the latter's death, not realizing that Gordon is evil.
** Gordon also bears some resemblance to Bobby Singer: both got into hunting as a result of being forced to [[KillTheOnesYouLove kill s loved one who had become a monster]], both take on a surrogate father role to the Winchesters, both [[spoiler:end up becoming some kind of undead, and both subsequently ultimately accept that they need to be killed.]] However, unlike Bobby or [[spoiler:John]], Gordon has no interest in saving or helping people; [[FantasticRacism he just wants to see all monsters and supernatural beings dead.]]
** [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] and [[ArchangelMichael Michael]] are evil counterparts to Sam and Dean. Gabriel notes that [[spoiler:Sam and Dean being Michael and Lucifer's true vessels]] is quite fitting, as both Dean and Michael are eternally loyal to their absent fathers, and both Sam and Lucifer constantly rebelled against their father's plan.
** [[spoiler:Ruby]] is this to Dean. Both are [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], {{Determinator}}s, very sarcastic, HotBlooded, incredibly badass, [[BloodKnight have a passion for fighting]], [[{{Berserker}} will never back down from a fight]], are loyal to their missions, have played the roles of TheCaretaker and TheMentor to Sam, whom both of them have UndyingLoyalty to, are [[WellDoneSonGuy strongly devoted to their "fathers"]], and [[spoiler:have sold their souls to demons in the past]]. It's a common fan theory that [[spoiler:Ruby]] deliberately took on some of Dean's traits in order to get Sam to trust her and be willing to work with her.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Series/PowerRangers'' have had several evil counterpart teams to the Rangers, though the evil team most people remember are the ones in ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'' and ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', the Nejirangers/Psycho Rangers respectively, who actually named a subtrope: ThePsychoRangers. However, there are also episodes in which only one of the Rangers gets an evil counterpart, thus playing this trope straight, rather than the subtrope. Examples are:
** 'Blue Ranger Gone Bad' from the second season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', featuring an evil clone of Billy.
** ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'' has Tetsumenpi Chouryuo; an armored warrior capable of using the same techniques the Dairangers can.
* Zeta Zeta Psi and Kappa Kappa Phi, the two sororities featured on ''Series/SweetVicious'', are as diametrically opposed to one another as can be. While the Zetas are all about sisterhood and female empowerment, making their pledges feel welcome through mutual support, the Kappas are a bunch of vicious {{alpha bitch}}es who abuse and haze their pledges to the point of sexual assault and hospitalization. When Kennedy, the leader of the Zetas, tells the new pledges "welcome to Hell Week", she's pretty obviously [[SarcasmMode being sarcastic about it]], while Chloe, the leader of the Kappas, is dead serious when she describes ''her'' sorority's InitiationCeremony with those words.
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''. Cromartie is this to Cameron.
* From ''TowerPrep'', the Rook leader in episode five is this to Ian, right down to the same power.
* ''Series/TheTransporter'' in the season 2 episode entitled ''T2'' introduced an evil counterpart for Frank Martin named Olivier Dassin. Like Martin he is a professional transporter but is more ruthless, treacherous, and essentially on the whole lacks Frank's moral compass.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''
** Even though she's the main character, Elena is the GoodCounterpart to Katherine [[spoiler: especially now that she's a Vampire]]
** Stefan is the GoodCounterpart to Silas. Stefan is the doppelganger of Silas.
* [=MacPherson=] to Artie in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}''. They used to be partners and friends until both fell in love with the same woman. The break happened when the woman was trapped in a burning building, and Artie refused to use the Phoenix, an artifact that would allow one to survive being burned but would kill a random person instead. [=MacPherson=] used the Phoenix to save her and was kicked out of the Warehouse. He has since spent years tracking down artifacts, like Artie. However, he doesn't want to put them away for safekeeping but to use them to further his own ends. He even has a [[StunGun Tesla]] of his own.
** Brother Adrian is the head of the Brotherhood of the Black Diamond, a Vatican-based organization dedicated to keeping dangerous artifacts safe. Sound familiar? After Artie [[spoiler:steals Magellan's Astrolabe from Brother Adrian to prevent the destruction of the Warehouse]], Brother Adrian shows up and demands that Artie [[spoiler:use the Astrolabe to revert his changes]] and starts to dismantle Artie's life's work with his own artifacts. Subverted in the end, though, when it's revealed that [[spoiler:Brother Adrian never came to the Warehouse, and it was Artie's split personality who was doing the stealing and the killing, resulting in Leena's death]].
** Paracelsus to Claudia in Season 4. Like Claudia, Paracelsus is a scientist (of the [[MadScientist mad]] kind) and likes to experiment with artifacts to find out how to use them better. It was his research that enabled safe bronzing of dangerous individuals (in a twist of irony, he became one of the first to be bronzed). However, Claudia is not willing to risk people's lives for her research, and Paracelsus most definitely is (he simply calls them casualties of progress). Paracelsus is also revealed to have been the Caretaker of Warehouse 9, a position that Mrs. Frederic holds in Warehouse 13. Claudia is being groomed as the next Caretaker. The finale of season 4 has Paracelsus taking control of the Warehouse and kicking everybody out, except for Claudia who stays behind to battle him.
* ''Series/WhiteCollar'': Matthew Keller to Neal Caffrey. Like Neal, he's a skilled con man (to the point of being referred to as Neal's "blue color version") and a very good chess player, but lacks both the charm and the standards and scruples that make Neal sympathetic and likable, instead being a cold-blooded sociopath who has no qualms about kidnapping, hostage-taking, and murdering people to get what he wants.
* In ''Series/TheWire'', Cheese is this to D'Angelo. Cheese is also the nephew of a drug lord. Despite the way he looks, he's a DirtyCoward. Dee stops trusting his own family but never snitches on them. Cheese openly brags about betraying his uncle to his death and gets killed for it.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' had [[ChronicVillainy Draco]], [[AxeCrazy Callisto]], [[StepfordSmiler Najara]] and [[LightIsNotGood Ilainus]]. Recurring Amazon ally Ephiny had Valeska.
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