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->''"I shall be dark and French and fashionable and difficult. And you shall be sweet and open and English and fair. What a pair we shall be! What man can resist us?"''
-->-- '''Anne Boleyn''' about herself and her sister '''Mary''', ''Literature/TheOtherBoleynGirl''

This is a character contrast trope. Both female characters are decidedly feminine, but in different ways. The light is generally angelic and feels love, whereas the dark is generally devilish and plays with desire. The light is usually sweet and naïve, whereas the dark is usually aloof and brooding. Either type applies to a TomboyAndGirlyGirl contrast. When a love interest is involved, it's likely to lead to a BettyAndVeronica love triangle: Betty being the Light feminine, and Veronica being the Dark feminine.

As with any [[DuoTropes two-character trope]], the two characters have to have some sort of relationship with each other, be it friends, family, love interests, or rivals for a love interest, so the two characters can be playing the traits directly off each other.

The dark feminine character is not always a villain or a [[MadonnaWhoreComplex whore]] but half of a "good girl, bad girl" or "naughty and nice" pair. Remember, DarkIsNotEvil.

Compare the innocent child and the seductress of TheThreeFacesOfEve as well as the sweet-naïve one and sexy one of the FourGirlEnsemble. With a duo consisting of a MagicalGirl and a DarkMagicalGirl, in general, the MagicalGirl is Light Feminine and the DarkMagicalGirl is Dark Feminine.

The SpearCounterpart is NobleMaleRoguishMale--two ''guys'' who are both ''masculine'', but in different ways.

In modern Western culture, [[FemaleAngelMaleDemon "feminine" usually implies Light Feminine, while "masculine" usually implies Roguish Male]]. When Dark Feminine and Noble Male are paired up, you usually get MasculineGirlFeminineBoy.

Not to be confused with PaleFemalesDarkMales. This is about personality, not hair color.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Rangiku and Momo's zanpakutos fit this trope. Haineko is a CatGirl [[TheTease Tease]] and interested in fashion, boys and her looks; by contrast, Tobiume is very cute and ladylike looking and refers to herself as a YamatoNadeshiko (though technically, she's more of a {{Tsundere}}), as well as [[CovertPervert less open]] about her own share of fangirlism.
* ''Manga/CountCain'''s sweet, energetic, [[RebelliousPrincess rebellious]] but utterly good-hearted baby sister Meriweather and [[{{Yandere}} jealous]], {{Trickster}}-ish, spider-controlling... ''[[CloningBlues some]][[StalkerWithACrush thing]]'' Mikaela vie for his attention through much of the ''Godchild'' arc. They even dress in clothes that resemble [[UsefulNotes/LolitaFashion Sweet and Gothic Lolita]], respectively.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** The happy, friendly Ran as the light and the BrokenBird Haibara as the dark (the former being the subject of Shinichi's SingleTargetSexuality and the second being implied to have strong feelings for him).
** Yukiko Kudo and Sharon Vineyard aka Vermouth. Yukiko is Shinichi's kind and beautiful mother who is also kind of a wo{{man child}} sometimes, and Sharon is her long-time friend and quite the dangerous mixture of FemmeFatale and DarkActionGirl.
* ''Anime/DigimonSavers'': This is the case between the two BridgeBunnies [[HeterosexualLifePartners Megumi Shirakawa and Miki Kurosaki]]. As if their [[ColorfulThemeNaming last names]] and hair colors (blonde and dark purple, respectively) aren't enough, each of them have a [=PawnChessmon=] as a partner, with Megumi having the white one and Miki having the black one. Personalitiy-wise, Megumi is the more cheerful one, and Miki is the more serious and mature one. They later switch their uniforms for rider suits, with Megumi's being more modest to fit her cute personality and Miki's being more revealing to show of her sex appeal. Their Digimon partners eventually evolve into two different kinds of Digimon once they reach their Perfect-level. Megumi has the white [=BishopChessmon=] who is more magic-orientated, while Miki has the black [=RookChessmon=] who is more physically orientated.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** In the manga version, the kind and sweet YamatoNadeshiko Tohru Honda is the Light to the sexy BrokenBird Rin Sohma's Dark.
** There's Tohru's friends, Uotani (a tall, outgoing, tough former gangster) and Hanajima (a PerkyGoth who's frail and tends to creepily threaten people with her psychic powers, if they upset Tohru).
** Later in the manga, we also get sweet, happy Tohru and the depressed, broken [[spoiler:Akito, a much abused young woman and who keeps the Sohma clan's reins through fear and anger (and sometimes sex, in the case of Kureno and Shigure). Tohru then helps the Sohmas through her issues, thus she becomes Akito's target... and she ultimately manages to reach for ''her'' too.]]
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': During the latter parts of the series, on the heroes side we have both the Hawkeye as Light Feminine and Major General IronLady Olivier Armstrong as the Dark, who also play on the pairing.
* ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'': Nagisa, a sporty {{tomboy}} on the lacrosse team, is oddly the Light Feminine considering her generally upbeat nature (to say nothing of her love for sweets), and Honoka, the more down-to-Earth scientist, is the Dark Feminine considering she literally pulls no punches against the enemy.
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'' has Lacus Clyne as Light opposite Fllay Alster as Dark. Lacus is softspoken and ladylike and a TokenWholesome in looks (save for sometimes [[ShesGotLegs showing off her long legs]]), while Fllay is a very busty BrokenBird with serious issues and who [[HoneyTrap uses her looks]] to her advantage. They are also interested in the same guy, Kira Yamato, though not at the same time; [[spoiler:Fllay is his FirstLove and ultimately TheLostLenore to him, while Lacus becomes his SecondLove and end-game LoveInterest.]]
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' has the aforementioned Lacus and her much HotterAndSexier BodyDouble, Meer Campbell. It's also deliberately invoked: Chairman Dullindal and his entourage carefully craft Meer's HotterAndSexier image to make her (or better said Lacus') popularity soar and use it to their advantage. [[spoiler:Heartbreakingly, Meer pulls a HeroicSacrifice for Lacus and perishes in her arms.]]
* The ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' series has a one-woman example with Mikuru Asahina: her sweet and shy younger self is the Light Feminine, and her sexy and manipulative future self is the Dark Feminine.
* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' portrays Rei and Saeko as polar opposites in more ways than one:
** While Rei is a MartialPacifist, Saeko's an AxCrazy BloodKnight. In her recount of how she'd once been accosted by a would-be rapist, Saeko told Takashi that realizing she had the upperhand and seeing his fear was exhilarating for her, which incited her to beat him within an inch of his life. By contrast, when Rei was given the opportunity to kill Shidou (whom she loathes), seeing the fear in his eyes had the opposite effect.
** This is also reflected in their ongoing LoveTriangle with Takashi, with Rei being the "Betty" to Saeko's "Veronica". As such, Rei is the ChildhoodFriend[=/=]GirlNextDoor with a crush, whereas Saeko prefers to let her sex appeal do the talking and flaunts it. This is further reflected by the difference in the way they dress. Rei wears her school uniform, with knee and elbow pads for protection. Saeko modified hers to include: garter belts, lacey black thigh-high stockings and stiletto-heeled boots, along with a matching mini-skirt with a split seam so high, it flashes her panties when she walks. When Rei and the others see what she's wearing, Rei explodes:
-->'''Rei''': (''incredulous'') What the heck is THAT!? Aren't you embarrassed showing off like that!? I can't believe [[{{stripperific}} you're walking around like that!!]]
* In ''Anime/IdolDensetsuEriko'' we have [[http://80sanime.tumblr.com/post/105410784607 the two main ladies]], the aspirant {{idol singer}} [[http://80sanime.tumblr.com/post/105411279907 Eriko Tamura]] and the already famous performer [[http://80sanime.tumblr.com/post/105473915452 Rei Asagiri]]. Eriko is the Light thanks to her [[{{moe}} child-like appeal]] which fits well in [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} Japanese society's obsession with cuteness and innocence]] and her position as a NaiveNewcomer to the business [[BreakTheCutie which will make her suffer more than once]], while Rei is the Dark since she's an IceQueen with HotterAndSexier looks, quite a bit more of singing/performing experience under her belt [[spoiler: and a DarkAndTroubledPast.]]
* ''Manga/InitialD'' gives us the only team made of girls: the driver Mako Satou, who is a NiceGirl, and her best friend/co-pilot Sayuki who goes the FemmeFatale way.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'' has the good-natured, cheerful Kagome, and the brooding, revengeful Kikyou. Despite Kagome being Kikyou's reincarnation, inheriting her looks and Miko powers, the two are exact opposites of each other: Kagome is plucky and optimistic while Kikyou is broken and embittered.
* ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'': Hikaru Hiyama and Madoka Ayukawa were a TomboyAndGirlyGirl duo as little girls, but switched to this as teenagers. Bright, naïve, cheerful Hikaru is the Light, while harsh yet kindhearted and ''very'' sexy Madoka is the Dark. This is also emphasized by their hair color (Hikaru is blonde while Madoka is dark-haired) and even their names (Hikaru's name references the sun and light while Madoka's name references the night and darkness).
* Ranka Lee (Light--{{Moe}}, ACupAngst, naïve, youthful) and Sheryl Nome (Dark--BrokenBird, BuxomIsBetter, {{Stripperiffic}} when on-stage) in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''.
* In the American arc of ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'', Jinny Golding was the flirty FemmeFatale Dark to Doris O'Connor's mature CoolBigSis Light.
* In ''Manga/NatsuENoTobira'' [[https://imgur.com/a/pFcQm Ledania]] is the Light, as a shy WomanInWhite with gentle and chaste behavior plus blond hair; [[http://imgur.com/a/v2oWF Sara]] is the Dark as an older and sex-aware older woman, with RavenHairIvorySkin looks. It's specially empathized by [[{{foil}} how they're viewed in-story]]: the chaste-looking Ledania is [[NeutralFemale a symbol of passive innocence]] who can only watch as [[BreakTheCutie everything goes to Hell]], while the sensual Sara is more of an "adult lover" and TheTease [[KnightOfCerebus who dramatically "moves" the plot as she appears]]. [[spoiler: Tellingly, one of Sara's most story-important actions happens when she takes TheProtagonist Marion's virginity, while Ledania has her "child-like" love for Marion rejected and ends up as the "neutral" vortex of a LoveTriangle between two of Marion's friends.]]
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Nami and Robin are both interesting mix of both types of femininity. [[{{Tsundere}} Nami]] is not afraid to show her feelings and tell if she is fond of someone (as a friend, that is), and she has a soft spot for cute animals and children, but she is more known for being greedy, wearing skimpy clothes and [[FemmeFatale using her feminine attributes]] to {{blackmail}} just about everyone. Robin is [[TeamMom polite, motherly]] and has many ProperLady traits, but on the flipside she is something of a BrokenBird, she [[NightmareFetishist always thinks up macabre things]], and she [[DarkActionGirl is absolutely ruthless in battle.]]
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'':
** Nanako Misonoo and Mariko Shinobu, contrasting with the BifauxnenAndLadette duo of Rei and Kaoru. While cute, mild-mannered and softspoken Nanako sits firmly on the NiceGirl spectrum, Mariko is a mixture of {{Yandere}} and {{Tsundere}} from day one. It's lampshaded in a scene at the start, when Nanako tells Mariko that she's fascinated by the latter's ruby-red lips and she explains that she keeps them like that via biting on them... then tries to get Nanako to do it, but she gets scared and runs off.
** Nanako and the very [[TheOjou elegant and aloof]] Fukiko "Miya-sama" Ichinomiya, who displays her own share of femininity in a very sophisticated and high-class way.
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' has the light feminine Stocking and the dark feminine Panty. Stocking dresses like an ElegantGothicLolita, believes in true romance, and has a comparatively tame vice in the form of sweets. Panty, on the other hand, wears skimpy outfits, only sees romance as sex, and has an endless desire for it.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has Ahiru/Duck as Light Feminine and Rue as Dark Feminine. The former is a cheerful and clumsy GenkiGirl whose mission in life is simply to get Mytho, the boy she admires, to smile. The latter is an elegant and aloof [[TheOjou Ojou]] who also cares for Mytho, but in a far more possessive way due to her BrokenBird nature. Both girls have white and black costumes of their respective MagicalGirl personas, Princess Tutu and Princess Kraehe. Also, they're both based on Odette and Odile from the ballet ''Theatre/SwanLake''.
* In ''Manga/PrivateActress'', we have the actresses Sayuri Nagasawa (the main character's mother) and Ruriko Daichi. Both women are pretty ''and'' talented performers, but whereas Sayuri is a classical beauty who plays "NiceGirl" roles, Ruriko has sexier looks ([[GagBoobs huge breasts]] included) and tends to play {{Ice Queen}}s or {{Rich Bitch}}es, often as the "love rival" or "bully" to a chara by Sayuri.
-->'''Shiho''': Ruriko Daichi, the person known as Japan's Creator/MarilynMonroe in terms of sensuality... [[LampshadeHanging She is the opposite of the pure and innocent Sayuri Nagasawa.]]
* Another one-woman example occurs with the dual personalities of Moka Akashiya in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', with the more personable Outer Moka being the Light Feminine and the {{Terror Hero}}ine Inner Moka being the Dark Feminine.
* ''Anime/{{Sonic X}}'' has the happy-go-lucky CuteBruiser Amy as light feminine and seductive MsViceGirl Rouge as dark feminine.
%% * ''Urotsukidoji'', the controversial cult anime, brought us normal human girl, Ito Akemi (Light feminine), and Man-beast girl, Amano Megumi (Dark feminine)!
%%% What makes them light and dark? How are they connected?

[[folder:Comic Book]]
* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Actress'', a Roman actress named Latraviata pretends to be village sweetheart Panacea with the goal of retrieving some treasure unwittingly fenced by the Gauls, and vamps the character up significantly. Although she is a HoneyTrap, it's apparent from early on that she's not a bad person, and she ends up being something of a sexy, clever love interest for GuileHero Asterix, where Panacea is an innocent, delicate love interest for KindheartedSimpleton Obelix. Both Latraviata and Panacea start out as rivals but end up as best friends by the end.
%%* In ''{{Bone}}'', Rose is the Light Feminine, while her twin sister Briar is the Dark Feminine.
* ComicBook/{{Vampirella}} has this dynamic between the heroine (Dark) and her protege Dixie Fattoni (Light). Whereas Vampirella is a seductive and alluring LadyInRed, Dixie is a vulnerable teenager who grows into a BadassNormal under Vampi, who serves as a CoolBigSis figure to her.

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* In ''Ghosts of the Past'', sequel to ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', has Jean as the [[NiceGirl Light Feminine]] in both personality (sweet, affectionate, and generally lovely) and dress sense (favouring warm colours, greens and reds in particular) to [[spoiler: Maddie, a.k.a. Rachel Grey, Jean's stolen at birth twin sister]], the [[TykeBomb Dark Feminine]], who's darker, grimmer, and more brooding, and generally favouring cold colours.
* ''Fanfic/TheSecretLifeOfTheBackyardKids'': Achmed's {{Love Interest}}s [[{{Shorttank}} Sama]][[GirlNextDoor ntha]] [[NiceGirl Pea]][[OneOfTheBoys rce]] and [[AlphaBitch Tiff]][[DarkActionGirl any]] [[{{Yandere}} Stev]][[ManipulativeBitch ens]], respectively. Interestingly, they also overlap with BettyAndVeronica, and Sam is more tomboyish than Tiffany.

* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': Sweet, naive and eager-to-please Barbarella is light, while her [[VillainousCrush enemy/sorta-suitor]], the Black Queen, is more overtly sexual, debauched and domineering, and therefore the dark.
* ''Film/BatmanForever'' has Two-Face's molls, Sugar (played by Creator/DrewBarrymore) and Spice (played by Debi Mazar). Subverted in that both of them are "bad", and "Sugar" is probably ''worse'' because she [[spoiler:gives The Riddler the cube with the information about Bruce Wayne's SecretIdentity.]]
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' had a dark villainous character (Poison Ivy) and a light heroic character (Batgirl).
%%* Discussed in ''Film/BlackSwan'' with the characters portrayed by Creator/NataliePortman (light) and Creator/MilaKunis (dark).
* ''Film/BlueVelvet'': Sandy and Dorothy fall into this trope, the former being a high school friend of Jeffrey, the latter being a diva vocalist who has some dark secrets.
** Creator/DavidLynch is very fond of this trope in general, ''Film/MulhollandDrive'' offering another example with Betty as the light feminine and Rita as the dark one.
* ''Film/GentlemenPreferBlondes'': Jane Russell is the [[TallDarkAndSnarky dark, snarky]] and [[FemmeFatale seductive]] character is the Dark Feminine, while Creator/MarilynMonroe is the [[DumbBlonde blonde, vapid]] and [[TheTease flirty]] Light Feminine.
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' two female characters fit this trope well--Light, glamorous movie star, Bridget Von Hammersmark; and dark UnkemptBeauty on a vendetta, Shoshana Dreyfus.
* Lili is ''both'' of these over the course of ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'', first as an innocent and naïve virgin in a white dress, then as a sexy and cunning ManipulativeBitch in an ''extremely'' low-cut black gown. [[spoiler:It's all an act, however. She's actually a FakeDefector trying to [[{{TheAtoner}} fix her own, terrible, mistake]].]]
* In ''Film/LemonadeJoe, Or Horse Opera'', Winifred Goodman and Tornado Lou both love the IdealHero Joe. Wini is a sweet and naïve Ingenue with who dresses in white and is usually seen helping her PreacherMan father or visiting her mother's grave, while Tornado Lou is a SoiledDove and a [[TheChanteuse Chanteuse]] who wears dark and skimpy outfits and works in a saloon but dreams of becoming a different, better person.
* ''Film/LoveActually'' has the two interests of Creator/AlanRickman's charcter--his wife and his aspiring mistress. Guess which one is which…
* ''Film/MeanGirls'' had dark AlphaBitch Regina and light HollywoodNerd [[TheStarscream Cady]].
* Maria and her mechanical doppelganger in Fritz Lang's ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' are an example of this trope. Maria is loving, kind, and saintly, whereas the machine-woman is a demonic temptress deliberately created by Rotwang and Joh Fredersen to discredit her.
* ''Film/MyNightAtMauds'': The one woman in the protagonist's life, Maud, is a free-spirited EthicalSlut who doesn't believe in God and tries to seduce the protagonist. His other woman, Francoise, is sweet and sleeps with a crucifix above her bed.
* ''Film/PalJoey'': Vera is a former stripper and an example of AllWomenAreLustful who is perfectly ok with keeping Joey around as her boy toy. She also smokes and drinks. Linda is rather virginal, has never taken a drink, is horrified when Joey suggests she do a striptease in the club, and is very self-conscious when she does it in rehearsal.
* ''Film/PrettyPersuasion'' had two BFF's plotting the demise of their teacher in their search for fame--light Brittany (naive) and dark Kimberly (FilleFatale).
* ''Film/{{Sunrise}}'': The Woman from The City is the Dark Feminine (hedonist, cheater), while The Wife is the Light Feminine (goody-goody all the way through).
* ''Film/TheVirginSpring'' features Karin, the innocent who is specifically stated to be a virgin, and is also a Christian, and Ingeri, her servant girl, who is about eight months pregnant, isn't married, and is a secret pagan.
%%* Pepper Potts and Natasha Romanoff/"Natalie Rushman" in ''Film/IronMan2'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.
* [[LadyOfWar Daphne]] and [[HotWitch Luster]] in ''Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising''. Daphne is LawfulGood, dresses sensibly, and usually conducts herself with (relative) dignity. Luster is a {{Stripperiffic}} HeroicComedicSociopath.
* In ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', the cool, mysterious Madeleine is the Light Feminine that Scottie obsesses over and the earthier Judy is the Dark Feminine that Scottie tries to mold into Madeleine's image.
* In ''Film/TheOtherBoleynGirl'', Mary Boleyn is kind and humble (and [[ArtisticLicenseHistory rather more chaste than the actual one]]), while her sister Anne is (YouShouldKnowThisAlready) a flirtatious and hot-tempered woman who wants to be queen.
* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' (at least in the beginning), there is a textbook contrast between Raven/Mystique [[TheIngenue the ''usually'' blonde ingenue]], and Angel, the dark haired former-stripper turned DarkActionGirl.
* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' had Mina Murray as Light Feminine, a prim and proper school teacher whom Dracula legitimately falls in love with, and the Dark Feminine being her best friend Lucy, a [[TheTease flirty highborn-lady]].

* ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'': Melanie is the sweet and demure Light Feminine, Scarlett is the more flirtatious and ambitious Dark Feminine.
* The Jack Weyland book ''Michelle and Debra'' has the obedient Michelle as the light and her rebellious best friend Debra as the dark.
* The two leading ladies in Nathaniel Hawthorne's ''The Blithedale Romance''. Priscilla is the demure, fragile, domestic (read: conservative) Light Feminine; Zenobia is the mysterious, sensual, outspoken, transcendental feminist (read: liberal) Dark Feminine.
* Ellony Leckery and Pharinet Palindrake in ''Literature/ChroniclesOfMagravandias'', Ellony being a straight example of TheIngenue while Pharinet is something of a {{Yandere}} when pushed. Other female characters in the story, particularly those who [[{{Foil}} fill similar roles]] or [[GenerationXerox are related to them]] or are [[DeadGuyJunior named for them]] are more balanced between the two extremes.
%%* Antonia and Matilda in ''Literature/TheMonk'', as highlighted by Ambrosio's interest in both of them, their similar appearance, and the roles each of them play in the story.
* Virginal, timid and highborn Rowena with the strong, fiery Jewish Rebecca from ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}''.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'''s adoptive sisters Alice and Rosalie. Alice is happy in nature. She adores Bella from the start and cares about Bella's safety above anything. Rosalie is proud of her great beauty. She is initially annoyed by Bella's presence but she is the most respectful of Bella's choices.
* ''Literature/PracticalMagic'' has motherly Sally (light) and seductive Gillian (dark). That goes double for the movie adaptation. In fact, a quote in the book used to describe them sums up this trope quite nicely (albeit poetically):
-->''Night and Day, the aunts called them, and although neither girl laughed at this little joke they recognized the truth in it, and were able to understand that the moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep.''
* ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'': Kitty and Anna are at first friends, with Kitty being younger and a great admirer of Anna's beauty and personality. They also both love Count Vronsky who courted Kitty but fell for Anna. Anna is a beauty who ends up being an adulteress while Kitty is a pretty girl who ends up in a happy marriage.
* In Literature/{{Dragonlance}}, Kitiara is the dark one, a cross between a BloodKnight and a FemmeFatale; Laurana is the light one, a SpoiledSweet royal turned PrettyPrincessPowerhouse.
* Lissa Dragomir and Rose Hathaway from ''Literature/VampireAcademy''. Rose is the seductive, temperamental, and violent of the duo while Lissa is the more light-hearted, even-tempered, and angelic-looking of the two.
* Odile and Odette, despite being associated respectively with a black swan and a white swan, have the personality shades reversed in ''Literature/TheSorcerersDaughter''. Odile is sweet, childlike and friendly, while Odette is stern, brooding, and proud to the point of haughtiness.
* In "De skandalösa" by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt, Magdalena Swärd (the story's female protagonist) ends up being a spicier contrast to Venus Dag och Natt, the girl who Gabriel (the story's male protagonist) has pretty much promised his mother that he will marry. Magdalena is the intelligent, brooding, cynical and more mature woman, who is not afraid to have sex with Gabriel to get what she wants (dark feminine). Venus is much more sweet-natured, beautiful, docile and slightly naive (then again, she might be a bit naive simply because she's only sixteen years old) (light feminine).

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'': Max is the Dark Feminine (snarky, dark-haired), Caroline is the Light Feminine (blonde, rich and a bit naïve).
%%** Lampshaded by Sophie, the title character in ''And the Upstairs Neighbor'', when she compares them to a chocolate and vanilla cupcake respectively.
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' has the noble Emma as light and her best friend the provocative Manny as dark.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "The Enemy of the World", the two heroic "Bond girl" characters are Astrid--wholesome, a pilot working for the good guys, optimistic and with a StiffUpperLip; and Fariah, a woman heavily implied to have dark secrets in her past. Astrid is innocently charming, very honest and fights with straightforward ActionGirl methods, while Fariah is beguiling, mysterious and fights with social manipulation. Both Astrid and Fariah flirt with men at one point to get them to do what they want, but when Astrid does it she just ends up gushing to the Doctor about how wonderful he is, while Fariah will smoulder on cue if it means Salamander is less likely to suspect her of leaking information.
* ''Series/DontTrustTheBInApartment23'': Most of the shows storylines are generated by the contrast between the short, trusting, and sweet June and the tall, manipulative, and promiscuous Chloe. Of course, the plot is driven by the fact that June can keep up with Chloe and regularly gives her a taste of her own medicine.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Buffy and Faith are Vampire Slayers, the Chosen Two. Bad girl Faith says that killing vampires always makes her hungry and horny contrasted with Buffy who sometimes craves a nonfat yogurt afterwards and cares about always doing the right thing. This trope gets a thorough workout when [[spoiler:their bodies are switched.]]
* ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'':
** The series has has [[SpiritedYoungLady Guinevere]], the good hearted heroine, and [[LadyOfBlackMagic Morgana]], the villainess. Interestingly, Gwen is linked more with desire than Morgana, who (despite a couple of early FemmeFatale scenes) almost comes across as asexual in her complete lack of interest in men. And as an added ironic bonus, Guinevere (light) is played by mixed-race Creator/AngelCoulby, and Morgana (dark) is played by extremely pale Creator/KatieMcGrath--though with very dark hair.
** In the episode ''The Hunter's Heart'', Guinevere gets a turn at playing the dark feminine in contrast to visiting Princess Mithian's light.
* ''Series/RobinHood'':
** The first 2 series has Marian as the light feminine, who was replaced by Isabella, the dark feminine.
** In the third series, in which Isabella and Kate are rivals for Robin's affection, Kate would also count as the light feminine in contrast to Isabella's dark. However, after Isabella's FaceHeelTurn it became a blatant MadonnaWhoreComplex.
%% * ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': Hilary (dark) and Ashley (light).
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' (dark, being a warrior) and Gabrielle (light, being more of a diplomat). Granted, Xena was a TomboyPrincess, but in her first appearance she was also quite decidedly TheVamp.
%%* Most of the final two contestants of ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' counts. This is evident with pairs such as: Cycle 1's [[{{Tomboy}} Adrienne]] (dark) and [[TheIngenue Shannon]] (light), Cycle 2's [[BewareTheNiceOnes Yohanna]] (dark) and [[TheCutie Mercedes]] (light), Cycle 3's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Eva]] (dark) and [[TheSmartGirl Yaya]] (light), Cycle 4's [[FormerTeenRebel Naima]] (dark) and [[TheHeart Kahlen]] (light), Cycle 5's Nicole (dark) and [[NiceGirl Nik]] (light), Cycle 10's [[BigBeautifulWoman Whitney]] (dark) and [[PluckyComicRelief Anya]] (light), Cycle 12's [[OurdoorsyGirl McKey]] (dark) and [[ValleyGirl Samantha]] (light), Cycle 12's [[RapunzelHair Teyona]] (dark) and Allison (light), Cycle 13's [[CloudCuckooLander Nicole]] (light) and [[CovertPervert Laura]] (dark), Cycle 14's [[BewareTheQuietOnes Krista]] (dark) and [[GenkiGirl Raina]] (light), Cycle 15's [[ShrinkingViolet Ann]] (light) and [[MrExposition Chelsea]] (dark), Cycle 16's [[TheDutifulSon Brittani]] (light) and [[GrumpyBear Molly]] (dark), Cycle 17's Lisa (dark) and [[AlwaysSecondBest Allison]] (light) and Cycle 18's [[FunnyForeigner Sophie]] (light) and [[AllWomenAreLustful Laura]] (dark).
%%* ''Series/NewGirl'': Jess is the Light Feminine while Cece is the Dark Feminine.
%%* Anne Boleyn (dark) and Jane Seymour (light) in most portrayals, particularly in ''Series/TheTudors''.
* ''Series/GossipGirl'': Best friends and sometimes enemies Serena and Blair. Serena is usually the light, and Blair usually the dark, but it's zigzagged & subverted throughout the series. Serena acted as a dark feminine pre-series where as Blair was more fiery but ultimately light feminine before both use both types at different places during the show's run.
%% ** During the latter half of Season 1 this was played UpToEleven with Georgina and Serena.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': Elena is the Light Feminine and Katherine is the Dark Feminine. Elena and Katherine, whom are both doppelgangers, share an uncanny physical resemblance, but in terms of morals, Elena is known as good and moral, while Katherine is known as bad and immoral.
%%* Kahlan (light) and Cara (dark) from ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker''.
%%* The title characters of the short lived sitcom ''Hope And Gloria'' respectively
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' has two pairs among the four main characters: Hanna and Emily are light, while Aria and Spencer are dark--they are more flirtatious and employ different degrees of the FilleFatale trope.
** Allison is a Dark feminine contrast both to Emily herself when they enter a relationship, and to Paige - her rivaling love interest for Emily. Paige is also the light to Maya's dark [[spoiler: before Maya is killed]].
** There is also a similar contrast between Paige's love interests: NiceGirl Emily and Shana the WildCard, who is an aggressive flirt [[spoiler: as well as a total psycho]].
** Allison is also the dark to Aria's light as [[spoiler: Ezra's love interests]].
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': For a while, Rory unexpectedly enters the role of Dark Feminine in a BettyAndVeronica triangle with Lindsay, Dean's wife. Seeing how OOCIsSeriousBusiness, it doesn't last that long and comes with some repercussions.
%%* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' has Rita and Lila.
%%* ''Series/AmericanIdol'' had Mikalah Gordon and CarrieUnderwood, to the point that they were called the bad girl and good girl of the season.
* In ''Series/{{Arabela}}'', we have sisters Xenia (dark, seductive) and Arabela (light, pure).
* A ''Series/VeronicaMars'' episode plays the dark/light contrast between Meg and Veronica herself (who also serve as a BettyAndVeronica triangle for PrincelyYoungMan Duncan), in his own dream. Veronica is wearing a skimpy black outfit--Meg is in an angelic white dress. Veronica ''gags'' Meg who scolds Duncan for forgetting about the love they had, and then goes off on Duncan for his childish feelings for Meg.
--> '''Veronica:''' Is that really what you want? Teddy bears and mash notes. Grow up. Grow up and get over it!
* At the beginning of the second season of ''Series/AgentCarter'', Daniel Sousa is attracted to two women: Violet, his bubbly blonde nurse girlfriend ([[FeminineWomenCanCook who bakes]]), and Peggy, the snarky brunette secret agent coworker for whom he harbors an unresolved crush that hasn't quite gone away.
* In ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', there are several distinct duos. Lexie, TheIngenue, is the light to her friend Sadie, who has all the markings of TheTease, as well as Julia, Mark's other love interest at this point. Ellis Grey, the bossy former mistress of Richard is the dark to his wife, Adele. In similar fashion, and in a rare example where the protagonist is played in some way as the dark half of this duo, Meredith is played for a while as the dark to Addison's light.
* In ''Series/MrRobot'' , Angela Moss is the Light Feminine to Darlene Alderson's Dark Feminine. Angela is blonde, innocent, even-tempered, in a steady relationship, and holding a steady job with a cyber security company. Darlene is dark-haired, flirty, hot-tempered, unafraid of casual sexual encounters, and involved with a radical hacker group. Their first scene together, in a ballet class, subtly highlights this: Angela wears a traditional pink leotard with a skirt, while Darlene wears provocative black short-shorts with a gothic-looking black mesh top.
* In ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'', the OG Betty and Veronica are a pretty obvious case of light and dark - Betty is the chaste GirlNextDoor and a StepfordSmiler, while Veronica is a flirty SpicyLatina from the BigApplesauce.
** Later in the season, a new BettyAndVeronica duo appears - Melody is the light feminine, girly and a bit of a pushover, while Miss Grundy is the HotForStudent cougar with a DarkAndTroubledPast. Veronica is also later contrasted as the dark to Melody's light both as her short term replacement with the Pussycats and as Archie's eventual love interest.

* Alvaro Véliz's songs "Ni tú ni ella" ("Neither you, nor her") are abut a guy who can't choose between two loves. The girl he's "singing" to is the Light Feminine -- sweet, gentle, kind, whom he cares for dearly. The other girl he's referring to in the lyrics is the Dark Feminine -- sensual, a BlitheSpirit, passionate and able to bring his wilder side.

* In an apocryphal Abrahamic mythology, UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}} (the first wife of Adam, who refused to submit) represents the Dark Feminine -- while Eve (Adam's second wife) is the Light Feminine.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In TNA we have Rosemary and Allie. Rosemary is a gothic zombie hybrid creature who speaks in plurals and refers to herself as "The Demon Assassin", with dark theme music and frightening skull or death themed face paint. Allie is a bubbly blonde happy go lucky girl, initially played as a straight-up ditz in TNA. Ignoring their past history in Indy feds where Allie as Cherry Bomb was the heel and Rosemary as Courtney Rush was the face, (until Allie/Cherry Bomb triggered the birth of Rosemary by traumatizing Rush), they became in inseparable pair in TNA/Impact after Rosemary saved Allie from a beat down because the voices in her head told her to protect Allie, the innocent bunny surrounded by danger. They have since become known collectively as Demon X Bunny, and have their own custom merch reflecting their Dark & Light unlikely friendship. The trope has been subverted in storyline as of May 2018 when Rosemary was written off TV to rehab an ACL tear and Allie in her absence has become seemingly posessed by Rosemary's darkness ans seeks revenge on Su Yung, who put Rosemary out of action.

* In ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', InnocentFlowerGirl Mimi is the Light Feminine, and flirtatious FemmeFatale Musetta is the Dark Feminine.
* ''Film/LordOfTheDance1997'', features [[LadyInRed Morrighan, the temptress]] and [[WomanInWhite Saoirse, the good spirit]].
* In ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing,'' the cousins Hero and Beatrice are best friends, almost like sisters. Hero is sweet and loving, courteous and sunny. Beatrice is, by contrast, a great deal sharper, and more outspoken and cynical.
* ''Theatre/{{Iolanta}}'': the naive, pure and angelic Iolanta and the passionate and seductive Matilda.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'': Felicia, the childish cat monster raised by nuns would be the Light, and Morrigan, the rebellious hedonistic succubus would be the Dark. Both are MissFanservice but Felicia simply doesn't need clothing, Morrigan is a {{fashionista}} that's purposely seductive.
%%* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' has Yuki (Light) and Yuriko (Dark) [[spoiler: Yuriko is actually Lilith, making this a religious shoutout.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'': Catherine is a sexy, beautiful, skimpy-clothed seductress who perfectly plays the Dark Feminine role, while Katherine is the Light Feminine by being the protagonist's ChildhoodFriend who mixes {{Meganekko}} and DefrostingIceQueen. [[spoiler: It's eventually justified: Catherine is [[HornyDevils a succubus]] sent to seduce men who won't get married in order to "weed out" the unfruitful couples, as part of a scheme by [[FriendlyEnemy Mutton]].]]
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': Leliana, the quasi-nun and moral center of the group, is the Light Feminine, while Morrigan, the mysterious and cunning witch, is the Dark Feminine. While Leliana's idealism is genuine, she turns out to be [[TheAtoner atoning]] for her past as a spy / assassin, while Morrigan [[DefrostingIceQueen can come to see]] the Warden as the OnlyFriend she's ever had.
** A similar pattern is followed in the sequel ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' with Merrill (light) and Isabela (dark).
* The two female love interests in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' are Liara (young, naïve, virginal academic) and Ashley (gun-toting, suspicious of aliens, snarky soldier) largely follow the trope. The [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters expanding cast]] and [[CharacterDevelopment changing personalities]] prevent this from applying to the later two games, however.
%%* A similar setup from the same developers occurs in ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'', with [[RebelliousPrincess Silk Fox]] as dark opposite [[YamatoNadeshiko Dawn Star's]] light.
%%* ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'': The potential queens fall into this. In the second game, the first two mistresses fall into TomboyAndGirlyGirl -- but also serve as a collective "Light Feminine" to the third.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has Olivia (sweet [[NoSocialskills and quite awkward]] ShrinkingViolet) and Maribelle (sophisticated {{ojou}} with a CovertPervert side). Rather curiously, Light Feminine Olivia dresses in a very {{stripperiffic}} way, while Dark Feminine Maribelle [[TokenWholesome wears far more conservative clothes.]]
** Olivia also fits in these dynamics with Panne (a shapeshifting HairRaisingHare and DefrostingIceQueen, whose own {{stripperiffic}} clothes are made by a light breastplate and FurBikini)
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has the Princesses of Nohr, Camilla and Elise. Dark Feminine Camilla is a MissFanservice with BoobsOfSteel, {{Stripperiffic}} attire and a MagicKnight-like fighting style, whereas Light Feminine Elise is a GenkiGirl with MegaTwintails and WhiteMage abilities.
%%* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico2'': Cloche (Light) vs. Jakuri (Pitch Black). Luca is [[HiddenDepths kinda shady]].
%%* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': Reimu vs. Marisa, rivals. Satori vs. Koishi, sisters. Keine vs. Mokou, very close friends. The Aki sisters.
* The Florian Sisters of ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Gears of Destiny''. The caring IdiotHero of a big sister Amita serves as the Light Feminine, while the coy, flirty, and cynical little sister Kyrie serves as the Dark Feminine.
* Chun Li and Juri Han from VideoGame/StreetFighterIV. Both women are {{Kick Chick}}s, but while Chun Li is an ActionGirl who's ''very'' firmly on the side of good, Juri is a mix of BastardGirlfriend and DarkActionGirl.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'': Kind and benevolent Zelda is Light, while playful and snarky Midna is Dark.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'': [[ShrinkingViolet Chihiro]], [[MsFanservice Aoi]], and [[BitchInSheepsClothing Sayaka]] are the Lights to [[ActionGirl Sakura]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast Junko]], [[JerkAss Celes]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Kirigiri]], [[NoSocialSkills Touko]], and [[spoiler: [[AxCrazy Syo]]]]'s Darks. Played with in that [[spoiler: Chihiro's actually a guy]], [[spoiler: Syo is a split personality of Touko]], and that at '''very''' first sight Touko has Light Feminine looks due to her [[RapunzelHair butt-long braids]], [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]] and very cute SailorFuku.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'':
** King is a TeamMom {{Bifauxnen}}. Mai Shiranui is a {{Stripperiffic}} HighlyVisibleNinja. They manage to fill under TomboyAndGirlyGirl (King is the tomboy, Mai is the girly girl) ''and'' as this trope (King is Light, Mai is Dark). Yuri is the {{tomboy}} to both of them.
** In the KOF RadioDrama ''The Sun and the Moon'', the Tanima sisters are this: older sister [[MsFanservice Konoe]] is the BrokenBird Dark while younger sister [[YamatoNadeshiko Kikuri]] is the IllGirl Light. [[SiblingTriangle They both love]] [[AntiHero Iori Yagami]] in their own ways (Konoe is a {{Tsundere}} to him while Kikuri is the [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Gentle Girl to his Brooding Boy]]), but they're not exactly rivals as they're each other's only relatives, are very close, and Konoe [[PromotiontoParent has taken care of Kikuri for years]] anyway. [[spoiler: Neither becomes Iori's girlfriend because [[ItsNotYouItsMe Iori leaves the girls to protect them from himself]]. Oh, and [[TooGoodforThisSinfulEarth Kikuri dies]].]]
* [[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark Of The Wolves]] gives us BadassAdorable Hotaru Futaba as Light and GoodBadGirl Bonne Jenet as Dark.
* Kanae and Marilyn Sue from ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf''. Light Feminine Kanae is a serious, dedicated and aloof ActionGirl from the Japanese Army, who keeps her hair short and wears a form-fitting but mostly practical uniform as she [[GlacierWaif grapples and tosses around]] her way into the plot; Dark Feminine Marilyn Sue is a [[GainaXing bouncy]] DarkActionGirl in an even more form-fitting {{qipao}}, who fights like a LadyOfWar and relies quite a bit in her sex appeal to [[ObfuscatingStupidity take her rivals off-guard]].

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
%%* ''AoiShiro'': Nami (Light) vs. Kohaku (Dark - she's not even very feminine), former lovers (or something to that effect).
%%* ''AkaiIto'': Yumei (Light) vs. Nozomi (Dark), archenemies. Both of them are very feminine.
* Lilly Satou and Shizune Hakamichi from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''. Lilly is a serene, kind, YamatoNadeshiko-ish TeamMom who more often than not dresses rather conservatively (save for [[ShesGotLegs her pajamas]]), whereas Shizune is a bossy and straightforward MissFanservice who's very aware of her good looks and is [[NerdsAreSexy very uninhibited]] in her sex scenes. [[spoiler: Though [[CovertPervert Lilly]] turns out to be also [[CasualKink kinda kinky]] if she's pursued as a love interest.]]
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has kind, motherly [[{{Meido}} Shannon]] and decadent, sadistic [[TheBaroness Beatrice]]. [[spoiler:Of course, since the two are one and the same, Beatrice becomes more Light Feminine as the series goes on]].
* Out of the {{love interest}}s in VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari, Remi Himekawa and Mayumi Kamijou play it straight. Remi is a sweet and straightlaced CuteBookworm who's seen as a [[UptownGirl borderline "unapproachable"]] at first by the PlayerCharacter, whereas Mayumi is the {{tsundere}} GoodBadGirl who dresses sexily and approaches the PC without fear or excuses. [[spoiler: Surprisingly (or maybe not), it turns out they're ChildhoodFriends.]]
* In [=ClockUp=]'s ''Euphoria'', we have Nemu and Kanae, specially when taking in account how Takato see them. Nemu is a reflection of his dark personality and sadism, and wants him to drown in his own desires. Kanae represents innocence and naive happiness, and is that how Takato wishes everything to end, even with Nemu keeping pushing his buttons. [[spoiler: In the BettyAndVeronicaSwitch in the True Ending, we also switch those trope labels between the two.]]
* Royal sisters Amara and Ga'ran Sigatur Khura'in in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. Amara has white-blonde hair, a calm, benevolent presence, and is a FriendToAllLivingThings. Ga'ran has dark hair, a far more revealing outfit, and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen inspires equal parts fear and devotion in her subjects]].

* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** The two sisters Ukraine and Belarus. Ukraine, a FragileFlower and NaiveEverygirl of a TeamMom is the Light, while Belarus, the StalkerWithACrush {{Yandere}} who dresses as an ElegantGothicLolita is the Dark. They're also the extremely rare example in which the duo crosses into TomboyAndGirlyGirl as well: Ukraine is sweet and gentle but she dresses like a boy and has BoyishShortHair, whereas Belarus is stubborn and {{Yandere}}-like but looks very dainty in her ElegantGothicLolita dress.
** Among the [[GenderFlip Nyotalia]] [[http://www.hetarchive.net/images/index.php?level=picture&id=531 ladies,]] Female!England (GirlishPigtails, {{Meganekko}}, depicted [[HospitalHottie in a nurse uniform]]) is the Light to the Dark of Female!France (TheOjou, with [[WineIsClassy a bottle of good wine in her hand]], wears [[PimpedOutDress classy dresses]]). Similarly, Female!Japan (YamatoNadeshiko with a kimono and hakama) and Female!America ({{Stripperiffic}} PluckyGirl with a rather smart mouth) have similar looks.
%%* ''Webcomic/OffWhite:'' [[ItMakesSenseInContext The black and white human spirits are this.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheScumthorpeFiles'' Lily Van der Vecht and Nikki Danton are an interesting [[PlayingWithATrope variation]]. Despite Lily's [[RavenHairIvorySkin black and white colour scheme]] and Nikki's [[RedheadInGreen more colourful attire]], Lily is the [[NiceGirl polite, kind]] Light Feminine to Nikki's snarky, flirtatious Dark Feminine.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''
** The two girls among the beta kids follow this dynamic: the adorable, fun-loving and girly [[ThePollyanna Jade]] is the Light Feminine to the sophisticated and flirtatious [[LittleMissSnarker Rose's]] Dark Feminine. It's even reflected by their dreamselves: Jane dreams in the Light Kingdom of Prospit and consults with the clouds of Skaia, while Rose dreams in the Dark Kingdom of Derse and consults with [[EldritchAbomination the Horrorterrors.]]
** [[spoiler:[[ResetButton Post-Scratch]]]], [[NiceGirl Jane]] and [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Roxy]] are also this. The milquetoast, traditionally feminine Jane is the Light Feminine (WholesomeCrossdresser tendencies notwithstanding) to the roguish, devious Roxy's Dark Feminine. Once again, Jane is a Prospit dreamer and Roxy is a Derse dreamer.
** The [[MyOwnGrampa dancestor]] pair of [[CreepyGood Aradia]] and [[JerkassWoobie Damara]] is this in a sense. Despite her dark and [[NightmareFetishist twisted]] tastes, Aradia is straightforward, full of love for everyone and just loves when everybody gets along and has fun. Damara, on the other hand, is a [[JadeColoredGlasses cynical,]] [[{{Jerkass}} mean-spirited]] DragonLady who gets a kick out of making extremely lewd and insulting remarks about everyone around her. Just compare [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4b/6d/05/4b6d05ab6786395cdad5ace9c108fc52.jpg their]] [[http://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc9xcaBRId1qgo16uo9_400.gif design.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Toys/MonsterHigh'' plays with this trope. While Draculaura dresses mostly in Black clothing, she is actually [[WordOfGod Light feminine]]. Whereas Cleo Is Dark feminine, despite wearing a lot of glittery gold... and being deathly afraid of the dark.
* ''Literature/Tasakeru'': [[FragileFlower Hanami]] is the Light feminine, proper, timid and girlish... while [[MsFanservice Fa]][[HardDrinkingPartyGirl un]] is a confident, sexy trickster.
* In Season 4 of ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', we have [[OnlySaneMan Mackenzie]] (who dresses in red and pink to show that she's more controlled than her friend) and [[HairTriggerTemper Brittnay]] (who dresses in all black during her Mercenary Cheerleader stint).
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Portica is the Light Feminine, and Killdra is the Dark Feminine. Both of them are less than fond of each other, and are prone to getting into arguments, even in the middle of a battle with an enemy.
** Portica is still a bit of a tomboy, but she is also into jewelry, outfits, and isn't above gossiping. She doesn't really like Killdra because she thinks Killdra is creepy and weird.
** Killdra acts very dull and sarcastic, but she still has a girly side to her, like squeeing about music. She doesn't really like Portica because she thinks Portica is pompous and judgmental.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Anjren is the Light Feminine and Keela is the Dark Feminine. They don't quite see eye-to-eye, but they don't outright dislike each other either.
** Anjren is a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak who can get real excited and pumped up about things.
** Keela is a quiet EmotionlessGirl, but she doesn't have any outright tomboyish traits.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Mai and Ty Lee stylistically they fit the trope - Ty Lee is bubbly and approachable, has [[GoodEyesEvilEyes big eyes]], and wears pink; while Mai is [[SugarAndIce aloof]] and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], has RavenHairIvorySkin, and wears red - they're both AntiVillain {{Dark Action Girl}}s, however.
** Azula is more your classical Dark Feminine.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** [[AlphaBitch Heather]] is Dark Feminine while [[SpoiledSweet Lindsay]] is Light Feminine.
** [[TheCutie Zoey]] is Light Feminine while her rival for Mike's affection, [[SpicyLatina Anne Maria]], is Dark Feminine.
** [[ButtMonkey Samey]] is Light Feminine while her sister, [[BigSisterBully Amy]] is Dark Feminine.
* Most episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'', feature both princess Kneesaa and her best friend Latara. They're literally light and dark; and personality-wise, one is ridiculously innocent most of the time, all about sharing and caring, while the other starts out as a melancholic starving artist type and turns out to be a manipulative prima donna in the second season, after CharacterExaggeration.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Fluttershy (Light) and Rarity (Dark) are part of a group of TrueCompanions where [[Foil/WesternAnimation everyone is a foil for everyone else]], and a lot of their contrast with each other has to do with this trope. Fluttershy is utterly {{Moe}}, timid and too nice for her own good, and her job is taking care of animals. The few times she ever gets angry are of the MamaBear variety. Rarity is an outgoing, self-confident fashion designer. She can be flirtatious in a mildly manipulative manner, and is the only one out of the female main characters who ever even does things like flirt with anyone. (Well, [[CloudCuckooLander Pinkie Pie]] did [[ItMakesSenseInContext flirt with a statue]] once.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/AlbertTheFifthMusketeer,'' Queen Anne is sweet-natured and amiable (Light Feminine), as a contrast to the seductive villainess Milady De Winter (Dark Feminine).
* All racial jokes aside, Susie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', who fulfills the big sister role, is the Light Feminine to SpoiledBrat Angelica's Dark Feminine.