Evil Counterpart: Theater

  • In Der Ring des Nibelungen Alberich the Nibelung Dwarf is apparently evil counterpart to Wotan, ruler of the Gods. While Wotan rules above, Alberich rules below. Alberich has renounced love for power, as cursing love enabled him to forge the Ring of Power. Wotan almost renounces the Goddess of love Freia for Valhalla, symbol of his power. However the play shows they are Not So Different, eventually Wotan calls himself Light-Alberich and Alberich Dark-Alberich.
    • Hagen could be considered evil counterpart to Siegfried. While Siegfried is Heroic Bastard son of Siegmund and Sieglinde's Twincest, Hagen is Bastard Bastard of the forbidden union of Alberich and Gutrune, when Alberich brought Grimhilde's love with gold. The Walsung line were started by Wotan, Siegfried's grandfather, to get the ring, while Hagen was born to get the ring. While Siegfried is strong and youthful, Hagen uses his cunning and has an aged appearance.
  • In Twice Charmed, Franco DiFortunato is one to Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. Franco is a Wicked Fairy Godfather, and his deals come with a destructive catch.
  • In the Screen-to-Stage Adaptation of Mary Poppins, Miss Andrew is the polar opposite of Mary, and has the Villain Song "Brimstone and Treacle" opposite "A Spoonful of Sugar".