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[[caption-width-right:350:One team is the {{Trope Namer|s}}. The other is the original. Guess which is which?]]

->''"You've heard of the Dream Team? Well, we're the Mean Team, wussy man!"''
-->-- ''Film/SpaceJam''

A regular LegionOfDoom has members which oppose the heroes and are often their archrivals, but their powers are scattered all over the place, and they're not necessarily {{Evil Counterpart}}s even if they have the same number of members.

The Psycho Rangers ''are'' the collective EvilTwin of the FiveManBand. Each one's nature/powers mirror a specific hero and they work together as a group. The same way TheHero can get his TrueCompanions together to fight the MonsterOfTheWeek, sometimes the BigBad, TheRival, EvilTwin, MonsterOfTheWeek or EvilCounterpart can get himself a team made up entirely of Evil Counterparts to the main cast. As a result, if the team includes such specific characters as the BigBad and TheDragon, they may also be a FiveBadBand.

If they know all the moves of their heroic counterparts, the Psycho Rangers may be too strong for their duplicates one-on-one. The heroes can sometimes turn the tables by [[OpponentSwitch switching opponents and fighting each others' evil doubles]]. Without knowledge of the heroes' fighting techniques, the Psycho Rangers become much easier to defeat. (Unless they promptly switch ''back'' again.)

If they are less straight up evil and more along the lines of merely "opposing the heroes", it is not unlikely that if there is a gender flip EvilCounterpart, then there might be some [[DatingCatwoman sexual tension]] between the two.

The most extreme, but not the most common, type of Psycho Rangers are literally evil clones or MirrorUniverse counterparts of the heroes.

A SubTrope of FiveBadBand and QuirkyMinibossSquad. May to various extents also be a SimilarSquad. Can be part of a GeodesicCast. Usually turns out to be an EvilKnockoff team. May lead to CounterpartCombatCoordination. The heroes and the Psycho Rangers are often shown in a MirroredConfrontationShot. For a team like this minus the evil, it's AntiHeroTeam.


[[folder:Trope Namer]]
* The trope namer are the Psycho Rangers from ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', a group of evil Rangers that fought against the Space Rangers during the course of the series, and returned in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' (most notably Psycho Pink, whose actions led to the Pink Galaxy Ranger being killed off and replaced). Their counterparts in ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'' were the Jaden Sentai Nejiranger.
** ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' are both fond of this very trope. More often than not the evil counterparts are usually one-off clones created by the villains that are quickly disposed by the end of the episode, but a few shows have actually featured their own recurring evil Ranger team to antagonize the heroes.
** In ''Series/ChoudenshiBioman'', the five Beastnoids (a recurring group of human-sized monsters that fought the Bioman team in lieu of a traditional MonsterOfTheWeek) acted as an evil counterpart in TheMovie.
** The "Ginga Sentai Gingaman" (not to be confused with the later heroic ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman'') from ''Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman'' were the first truly recurring Evil Sentai within the franchise. They were evil space aliens who, at first, attempted to gain the trust of Earthlings by pretending to be heroes, but eventually they turned out to be villains. Unfortunately, they didn't fight the heroic Gingaman in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''.
** The first season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' featured two evil counterparts to the original Rangers. The first time in "A Bad Reflection on You" (which was an adaptation of a ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' episode) featured putties which [[CostumeCopycat took on the Rangers' appearances in order to tarnish their reputation]]. The second time, in "Mighty Morphin Mutants" (which used so-called "[[FanNickname Zyu2]]" footage and didn't happen in sentai), were straightforward evil counterparts to each of the Rangers (including the Green Ranger) and a MonsterOfTheWeek named Commander Crayfish, who served as a stand-in to the Red Ranger. Thanks to a certain GagDub by WebVideo/MyWayEntertainment, this second episode is well known for naming this group "Gangsta Crizzab and the Grayside Gang".
** The Dark Rangers from the second season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' only appeared in the two-part episode "Green No More" and were exclusive to ''Power Rangers''. They were classmates of the Power Rangers who were brainwashed to serve Lord Zedd, but they never actually fought their heroic counterparts since the costumes worn by the stuntmen, which were recolored Putty suits, were too delicate to withstand battle.
*** In the comic adaptation, we got a proper battle, with the real Rangers in the Ninja Ranger suits from season three and the bad guys in the old MMPR suits.
** The Hana Kunoichi Gumi (the "Flower Kunoichi Gang", aka the [[FanNickname Hanarangers]]) from ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' were an all-female gang of ninjas who were actually stray cats that were transformed into women by Gasha Skull (Rito Revolto's Japanese counterpart). Unlike other evil ''Sentai'' teams, their colors were different from the good team and they were all female. You also almost never got a five-on-five battle.
** The "Boso Sentai Zokuranger" from ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'', who went so far as to have their own version of the opening theme. They became "Crash and the Creeps" in ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''.
** ''Turbo'' exclusive Shadow Rangers were copies made from the true Rangers' powers, and as such the real Rangers couldn't morph. They had to be tricked into falling to their KryptoniteFactor by the only powered Ranger left. They may have been based on sentai's somewhat similar Shadow Jetmen.
** ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' had [[ManVersusMachine robotic replacements]] for the Rangers. They were referred to as cyborgs though there was no sign of them ''not'' being all machine. A monster turned 'em evil and they had to be dealt with. Not in sentai; closest counterpart is a new mecha that was driven evil by a different monster and had to be taken out.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' had a monster suck the Rangers into a pocket dimension with bad Time Force Rangers. For the first time since the originals (which ''had'' to be identical to smear the real Rangers) we don't have any tells that let you know which is which.[[note]]The Mutant Rangers still had Putty hands and feet and their weapons looked like non-Rangerized versions of the Rangers' weapons, the Shadow Rangers had de-colorized helmets, the Psycho Rangers were all-new designs, and the Cyborg Rangers had visible remote control receivers.[[/note]] They also lived up to being every bit as strong as the originals for once. They had to break the MonsterOfTheWeek's pocket dimension to get away from them. For all we know, evil Time Force Rangers still wander some forgotten zone of reality.
** ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' has the Shadow Rangers, no relation to the ''Turbo'' ones. Onikage made them from the Rangers' shadows; any damage done to them was felt by the real ones. They managed to defeat them by deflecting Onikage's power on himself, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and then destroying his shadow.]] ''Gaoranger'' had these and also the Copy Rangers created by a MonsterOfTheWeek made from a copy machine.
** The "Goraijer" in ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'' (aka the Thunder Rangers in ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'') are played up as these to the male Hurricangers (Wind Rangers). In both cases, they're more {{Anti Hero}}es and soon ally with their more heroic counterparts (the Thunder Rangers fit in fairly seamlessly, but the Goraijers remained somewhat antagonistic)
*** The Ninja Storm episode "Wild Wipeout" deals with Tori being transported to a mirror universe a la [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Dorothy]] only via rogue wave instead of tornado. Said universe has the other five Rangers ''and'' Sensei being evil troublemakers and she's unable to take them all on alone. Fortunately, she's able to convince Lothor and his minions (who are good in this universe) to stand up to them before retuning to her own dimension.
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' had the brainwashed ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' team during the ReunionShow. This makes Cam (Green) the only Ninja Storm Ranger to never fight against good Rangers.
*** Also in ''Dino Thunder'', there was Trent's White Ranger clone that was created by one of the MOTW's just in time to take the real White Ranger's place when he turned good. He lasted for pretty much the rest of the season until Trent finally destroyed him.[[note]]The reason for this is that Trent turned good ''long'' before his counterpart Mikoto did, and they needed an excuse to use the rest of the evil white ranger fight footage.[[/note]]
** The A-Squad from ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' was the first truly recurring evil Ranger team exclusive to ''Power Rangers''. In contrast to previous evil rangers, they were actually the predecessors of the main heroes before they turned evil. Ironically enough their helmets were recycled from ''Power Rangers in Space'', with the Black Ranger's helmet being repainted into a green one.
** ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' had another pocket-dimension-with-bad-Rangers thing. They could be told from the real deal by the neck of the suits being black instead of white.
** ''Series/GogoSentaiBoukenger'' parodied the concept of evil Sentai teams in one of their [[{{Omake}} Super Sentai history lessons]]. The main villain Gaja decides to form the "[[Series/JAKQDengekiTai Gaja Dengekitai]]", recolored {{Mooks}} with himself as "Big One". There was also a more standard group created by a particularly elite villain-of-the-week; like the Mystic Force / Magiranger version, the necks were black. As a silver-colored villain an enemy of the SixthRanger with a similar weapon, the creator of the bogus Rangers also doubled as Silver's counterpart.
** ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' had the Spirit Rangers - the Rangers' masters brainwashed to fight the good guys. Turns out they were doing it ''by remote,'' with the Ranger forms being astral projections.
** ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' has Basco, able to create clones of any past Ranger via Ranger Keys; he has all the SixthRanger keys before Gokai Silver shows up. The final round with Basco has him [[spoiler: steal the Gokai Galleon and use the Gokaigers' own keys]]. TheMovie (one of 'em) also has '''all''' the Ranger Keys stolen by ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'' BigBad the Black Cross Fuhrer (now the Black Cross King.) The Gokaigers and Goseigers have to fight dupes of every other Ranger ever.
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' had a MonsterOfTheWeek who was capable of disguising Sledge's [[{{Mooks}} Vivix]] as the Rangers. The disguised Vivix were capable of appearing as the Rangers while morphed but not as them in civilian mode, and they also still couldn't speak.
** ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'' had Jark Sentai Goindaver - unlike other examples, however, they are [[JokeCharacter joke characters]], who the heroes almost were able to beat without transforming[[note]]it's not because the Goindavers ended up getting a second wind, but rather, the fact that they can't perform finishing moves untransformed[[/note]] - and mind you, they aren't taken down by all 12 Kyurangers working together; only 5 (kind of 6[[note]]Shou was disabled due to back injuries[[/note]]) fought them.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The Jaegers are this to ''Manga/AkameGaKill'''s Night Raid. Esdeath -> Najenda, Kurome -> Akame, Wave -> Tatsumi, Dr. Stylish -> Lubbock, Run -> Leone, Seryu -> Mine and Bors -> Schere.
* {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed, like so many other tropes, in ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'', the various evil (and often [[DistaffCounterpart spear]]) counterparts to the FiveBadBand (no, that's not a typo) are not a cohesive unit, but come in bit and pieces, you have to think on it a bit to see all the similarities. Oh, and of course [[ZigZaggingTrope zig zagged]] too, the ''heroes'' are a Five '''Bad''' Band, so their enemies are... {{delinquent}}s too. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', the "reborn" (for lack of a better term) Griffith creates a new Band of the Hawk (comprised mostly of [[TheLegionsOfHell Apostles]] like himself) that has counterparts to the [[TrueCompanions group of friends]] formed by AntiHero Guts
** Grunbeld is a massive warrior who wears similar armor and has an ArmCannon like Guts
** Irvine and Locus are {{Bishonen}} NobleDemon characters who are obvious counterparts to two nobles (literally and figuratively) on Guts' side, Serpico and Roderick
** Sonia, a young oracular AntiVillain to CuteWitch Schierke
** New Band Of The Hawk seems to be made of evil counterparts to the members of original Band of The Hawk [[spoiler: most of who are already dead]].
* The Shinigami captains vs the Espada in the Hueco Mundo arc of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Mayuri vs. Szayel. MadScientist vs. MadScientist.
** Kenpachi vs. Nnoitra. The former [[BloodKnight just wants a good fight]], and even gives himself handicaps so fights will last longer. The latter [[AxCrazy simply enjoys killing things]] and thinks nothing of using dirty tricks or attacking weakened opponents. Also, Kenpachi is considerably nicer to little girls.
*** Oh, and to top it all off, both use [[EyepatchOfPower Eyepatches of Power]].
** Byakuya vs. Zommari. Both very skilled in [[FlashStep shunpo/sonido]], Byakuya's pride and devotion to the laws of Soul Society is mirrored by Zommari's zealous worship of Aizen. Zommari even tries to call Byakuya out on his flaws, saying he's only fighting because he believes Shinigami are inherently superior to Hollows. Byakuya then shows off his CharacterDevelopment by saying he doesn't give a damn about the Shinigami/Hollow thing; Zommari tried to [[PapaWolf hurt his little sister]], and that's more than enough reason to kill him.
** Unohana vs. Rudbornn. As captain of the 4th squad, Unohana's job is to find the wounded and heal them. As captain of the Exequias, Rudbornn's job is to find the wounded and kill them. Not to mention that Rudbornn isn't actually strong enough to be an Espada, while Unohana is implied to be one of the strongest captains. The power gap makes it pretty obvious [[CurbStompBattle why they didn't actually fight]].
** Kyoraku vs. Starrk. Both proved to be BrilliantButLazy CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass type characters, although Starrk's backstory reveals he's not so much an EvilCounterpart as a neutral (and fairly sympathetic) counterpart to Kyoraku that considered the other Espada his [[TrueCompanions group of friends]].
** The clones in the filler Invasion arc. They are stronger and more violent than the originals. And the filler BigBad has cloned most of the captains. [[CoolVersusAwesome Fun times]].
* In ''Anime/BloodPlus'', The Corpse Corps are this for [[spoiler:the Schiff]]. Despite undergoing similar treatment and brutal training, those of the Corpse Corps are emotionless, thoughtless, cold-blooded killers who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals as given by their masters. It is no wonder why [[spoiler: Moses]] freaked out when he found out who were really behind their masks.
* The villains of ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}} VS Manga/{{Devilman}}'' are the High-Teen Number cyborgs (Cyborgs 0014-0018). They even sport black version of the uniforms worn by the heroes.
* ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'''s Dark Legendary Warriors - though for once, it's not entirely clear who is who's EvilCounterpart.
** [[LightEmUp Lobomon]] has a rivalry with [[CastingAShadow Duskmon]], as does [[DesignatedGirlFight Kazemon with Ranamon]], but the other three per team aren't as clear-cut. CounterpartCombatCoordination offers no clues, since the good guys tended to encounter just one of their dark counterparts at once, and they'd all team up against him.
** The guardians of Sephirotmon's spheres, despite their bigger quantity, are a clear example, considering that the spheres represent the same attributes as the Legendary Warriors.
** ''Anime/DigimonSavers''' Bio-Hybrids. Kouki to Marcus (both are HotBlooded fighters, but Kouki takes it all the way to sadistic BloodKnight) and Nanami to Thomas (both {{Teen Genius}}es, but Nanami considers herself superior to all others because of it).
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' had traces of this in both Shinryuuji and Ojou. [[WeakButSkilled Hiruma, Unsui, amd Takami]] are all physically average quarterbacks who compensate with their dedication and intelligence, [[EmotionalBruiser Kurita, Yamabushi, and Ootawara]] are all incredibly large noseguards who cry at the end of their games, Monta, Ikkyu, and Sakuraba are all recievers determined to be the best who have [[CripplingOverspecialization one area of specialty]], and Sena, Agon, and Shin are the [[TheAce "aces"]] of their team.
* The tail end of the last episode of the first season of ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' showed a team of evil counterparts to the Angels, one of whom was a spy that the real Angels just helped release. Unfortunately, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot this is all we ever see of them.]]
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', this is explicitly the setup of the Varia arc. The seven Vongola Rings themselves are introduced as a device to set the hero's core "party" in stone (complete with specific character/elemental characteristics identified with each one)... and no sooner have they been introduced than the Varia shows up--a rival team aiming to usurp the heroes' position, with a matching party set up (one for each one of the Rings). The corresponding party members each then have to duel one another in a high-stakes TournamentArc, predictably leading up to a final showdown between the two leaders. Specifically:
** Boxer Ryouhei goes up against fellow martial-artist Lussuria with kicking battle style.
** Lambo, whose [[spoiler:immunity to lightning]] is revealed in this fight, faces fellow lightning-user Leviathan.
** Bomber Gokudera is matched with fellow mid-to-long-range fighter Belphegor, who uses knives [[spoiler: and wires]].
*** They both also heavily abuse HyperspaceArsenal, pulling out ridiculous amounts of knives/bombs from out of nowhere.
** Swordsman Yamamoto has to face fellow swordsman Squalo.
** Chrome Dokuro faces fellow illusion-user Mammon (as a bonus, both characters had been shrouded in mystery up until their fight).
** Hibari faces Gola Mosca... but since Hibari's defining characteristic is being a complete WildCard, [[spoiler:the match is [[CurbStompBattle over in seconds]], and he moves on to challenge the opposing team's leader without batting an eyelid; the leader chooses this moment to reveal that this was all part of his {{plan}}, and the entire tournament threatens to devolve into utter chaos]].
** Finally, Tsuna himself is, naturally, paired up against the opposing team's leader, both flame users and rightful heirs to the Vongola Family, in a match designed to showcase their leadership philosophies. [[spoiler:Except that Xanxus is not a rightful heir, which is revealed when he ''won''.]]
*** [[spoiler:Xanaus didn't win, he utterly lost. He just had a backup plan in the event he did lose. Of course all his efforts were rendered moot when the rings rejected him.]]
** Then they do it all again with [[spoiler:the Real Six Funeral Wreaths]], whose personalities and actions are complete opposites of the element they are supposed to represent.
** Its happening for a third time with [[spoiler:The Simon Family and their Rings/Flames of the Earth as opposed to the Vongola's Sky Rings/Flames]].
* In ''Anime/LupinIIIBlueJacket'', Lupin's gang has a team of heroic opposites in Akechi Holmes Kousuke and his two sidekicks, Yoshio Watson Kobayashi and Mayu Hanasaki.
* In one chapter of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', while observing FloatingContinent Ostia, ArchEnemy [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Fate]] has revealed that he has his own [[TransformationTrinket Pactio cards]] and a squad of partners to match the Ala Alba. It was also revealed that Nagi Springfield's team the Ala Rubra when ''they'' fought Fate had a similar set of opponents each to match their abilities: a [[SuperNaturalMartialArts martial artist]], a [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]], a [[GlassCannon wide-spread destroyer]], a [[BarrierWarrior barrier fighter]] and Fate himself to match the [[KungFuWizard combat]] [[MagicKnight mage]] hero Nagi.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' sets up a fairly traditional Psycho Ranger arrangement for the genin squad trying to rescue Sasuke:
** GentleGiant Chouji against TheBrute Jiroubou. "Who are * you* calling fat?!" ensues.
** ArrogantKungFuGuy-in-remission Neji versus EvilGenius Kidoumaru, who's an Arrogant Archery Guy, much to Neji's initial dismay.
** Wild child Kiba and his tiny ninja AngryGuardDog Akamaru go up against sadistic TheDragon Sakon[[spoiler:whose secret weapon, his twin brother Ukon, lives in his body, making him bonus CreepyTwins as well]], resulting in some rather literal KickTheDog moments.
** BrilliantButLazy [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guy]] Shikamaru takes on DarkChick Tayuya, who much like Shikamaru hides her substantial brainpower, but behind the Japanese equivalent of [[ClusterFBomb Cluster F Carpet-Bombing.]]
** Taijutsu specialists face off when [[IncurableCoughOfDeath sick and dying]] yet still unbeatable Kimimaro meets still-recovering miniature BruceLeeClone Rock Lee.
** Then the series proceeds to set Sasuke himself up as Naruto's very own Psycho Ranger. Right up to the point where Naruto and his charming spiritual freeloader start to psycho back...
* Blackbeard's Pirates in ''Manga/OnePiece''. Based on what we've seen here's how it goes:
** Blackbeard: In many ways, he's a fully grown version of Luffy, but with completely opposite opinions. This can range from simple disagreements on food or drink to the best way to achieve a goal. Both stole their [[PowerUpFood Devil Fruits]]: Blackbeard sought out a particular fruit while Luffy thought it was dessert.
*** Everything bounces off of Luffy. Everything sticks to Blackbeard.
** Lafitte: Navigator of the Blackbeard Pirates, he used to be a law enforcement official of some sort, manically/maniacally cheerful, and is very stealthy given his ability to sneak into a high security government meeting unnoticed. Nami, navigator of the Straw Hat Pirates, is the adopted daughter of a Marine woman, has a more [[{{Tsundere}} Tsunderish]] personality, and has spent the last eight years of her life as a sneak thief before joining Luffy.
** Van Auger: A master marksman just like Usopp, but ColdSniper to his FriendlySniper.
** Doc Q: A doctor like Chopper, but, of course, not so kind; he takes an active delight in foisting off apples on people that might well kill them in a gruesome fashion. Probably an excellent doctor when he needs to be, but doesn't seem to care about anybody besides his crewmates. His old age and guile also contrast with Chopper's youthful naivete.
** [[spoiler:Shiliew of the Rain]], who makes a good counterpart for Zoro. He is also a swordsman and, much like Zoro in his role as NumberTwo, is the one who calls out Blackbeard after his recklessness nearly gets the rest of the crew killed. Blackbeard and [[spoiler:Shiliew]] even met in a similar fashion, as the latter was on death row until Blackbeard came along.
** In this case, it's still a little early to tell who's a counterpart of who, [[spoiler:Especially now that the Blackbeard Pirates have doubled in size (some of them support Teach as the 'Ten Titanic Captains', implying that there's another member not revealed]].For starters, Blackbeard's crew does not seem to have a cook, shipwright, or musician; conversely, [[spoiler: the Straw Hats are trying to get a member to rejoin [[note]]Sanji, due to a marriage which would force him out of the crew[[/note]] and a new one is on the making[[note]]Jinbe, as he decides to ditch and oppose Big Mom[[/note]]]].
** Any antagonist with a QuirkyMinibossSquad has shades of this, such as the Arlong Pirates or the [=CP9=]. In the former example, we have ArrogantKungFuGuy Kuroobi vs DanceBattler Sanji, 6-swords user Hatchan against 3-swords Zoro, and [[MoreDakka Chew]] against [[ImprobableAimingSkills Usopp]], with [[BigBrotherInstinct Luffy]] and [[AFatherToHisMen Arlong]] going at it in the end. For the latter, there's unashamed LargeHam Franky vs [[IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou gossip-loving Fukuro the silent]], figurative wolf Sanji vs literal wolf Jyabura, [[CuteBruiser Chopper]] vs [[{{Gonk}} Kumadori]], the {{Fanservice}}-laden battle between Nami and Kalifa, LovableCoward Usopp sniping DirtyCoward Spandam, [[RatedMForManly Zoro]] vs [[TheComicallySerious Kaku]], and finally [[HotBlooded Luffy]] vs [[TheStoic Lucci]].
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' has the two [[LawfulEvil rule-obsessed]] demon sisters Scanty and Kneesocks, whom are also the BigBad's daughters. Respectively, they battle their counterparts with {{revolvers|AreJustBetter}} and [[SinisterScythe scythes]].
* Mewtwo's Pokémon clones from the [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie first movie]]. The Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise and Pikachu clones sport markings to distinguish them from the originals but the rest all look the same. It's subverted when [[spoiler:Ash gets killed in the crossfire and their tears revive him]]. In fact the movie might count as a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of this trope.
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', the familiars of Walpurgisnacht take the form of the former magical girls, and the manga adaptation takes one step further by explicitly featuring the forms of deceased [[spoiler:Kyoko, Mami and Sayaka]], which was based on the DummiedOut [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original storyboard of Episode 11]].
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' has AffablyEvil gang Kougaiji-ikkou to oppose Sanzou-ikkou, with the ring leader Kougaiji, the [[BewareTheNiceOnes polite-but-deadly]] Yaone to Hakkai, the BadassAdorable Lirin to Goku, and the BigGuy Dokugakuji to Gojyo. They are all provided with solid backstory and personalities distinctive enough from the main characters to hold their own in the storyline. Both teams even work together on one occasion.
** The Kougaiji-ikkou are almost a play on the trope, as they fit every criteria except being evil. For that matter, although Kougaiji is technically Sanzo's counterpart and Lirin is Goku's, it's Kougaiji and ''Goku'' who have the "WorthyOpponent" brawl whenever they meet, while Sanzo shoves food into Lirin's mouth until she shuts up.
* The Garuru Platoon from ''Manga/SgtFrog''. Giroro's counterpart is [[AloofBigBrother Garuru]], Dororo's counterpart is [[UnknownRival Zoruru]], Kururu's counterpart is Tororo, Tamama's counterpart is Taruru, and Keroro's counterpart is [[spoiler: a child-aged clone of himself from before he met Fuyuki and Natsumi]].
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' had a set of these guys in most arcs[=/=]seasons (in order of appearance: The Shittenou, Ayakashi Sisters, Witches 5, Amazoness Quartet and Amazon Trio). Each of these groups was made up of [[ColorCodedCharacters colour-coded]] and power-coded [[EvilCounterpart evil counterparts]] of the Four Guardians (Ami, Rei, Makoto and Minako). In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], the Witches 5 were even resurrected ''just'' to kill the senshi they copied!
** The Dark Kingdom Arc[=/=]Sailor Moon Classic: The Shittenou. Jaedite - Mars, Nephrite - Jupiter, Zoicite - Mercury, Kunzite - Venus.
** Black Moon Arc[=/=]Sailor Moon R: The Ayakashi Sisters. Kooan - Mars, Berthier - Mercury, Petz - Jupiter, Calaveras - Venus.
** Infinity Arc[=/=]Sailor Moon S: The Witches 5. Eudial - Mars, Viluy - Mercury, Tellu - Jupiter, Mimete - Venus.
** Dream Arc[=/=]Sailor Moon [=SuperS=]: The Amazones Quartet. Ves Ves - Mars, Palla Palla - Mercury, Jun Jun - Jupiter, Cere Cere - Venus. In the manga, we find that they actually become Chibiusa's equivalent of the Four Guardians in Crystal Tokyo.
*** In the manga, the minor QuirkyMinibossSquad, the Amazon Trio, had counterparts; Fish's Eye - Mercury, Tiger's Eye - Mars and Hawk's Eye - Jupiter; whereas Venus was targeted by the MonsterClown duo Zeolite and Xenotime.
** While the final arc (Stars Arc[=/=]Sailor Moon Sailor Stars) have no direct counterparts for the ''senshi'', in the manga the ''{{Mentor Mascot}}s'' got some: Sailor Lead Crow for Phobos and Deimos, and Sailor Tin Nyanko for Luna, Artemis, and Diana. [[spoiler: It's also implied that all the Animamates are Psycho Rangers of the Sailor Senshi they stole their Sailor Crystals from, however, barring a single panel of Sailor Coronis, none of the 'real' Senshi were ever seen to confirm this.]]
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. The Black Saints to Bronze Saints; they are identical in appearance and wear black cloth versions of bronze cloth.
** In the second season of ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'', Pallas and her Pallasites are this to Athena and her Saints.
* ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats''
** The Rude Noise are an evil Ninja Crow counterpart to the Pizza Cats' own Rescue Team. However, they only actually took on their counterparts in one episode. In all their other appearances, they directly took on the [[ThreeAmigos three main pizza cats]].
* Weiss of ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' run into no less than ''three'' teams of Psycho Rangers, with increasingly closer resemblances to the series' four protagonists: Schreient, who qualified as Psycho Rangers mostly just by being a team of four assassins opposing the protagonists; Schwartz, who draw a more direct comparison ("Weiss" and "Schwartz" are German for "white" and "black"); and La Mort, the four villains of ''Dramatic Precious'', all-out Psycho Rangers who started out as a previous incarnation of Weiss themselves only to be driven AxCrazy by the job.
* The ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' movie features a Dark Cure team. The first thing they do when they face the Pretty Cure team is to warp their counterparts off to different locations so they can't use the "switching opponents" trick. [[spoiler: Dark Dream, the leader of them does a HeelFaceTurn after being [[DefeatMeansFriendship defeated]], and gets killed by the BigBad during her HeroicSacrifice.]]
** ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' has the Mirage Pretty Cures, but they're just EnemyWithout ThresholdGuardians.
** Near the end of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' the [[EvilKnockoff Bad End Precure]] are created, who promptly became {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s despite only appearing in two episodes.
* The Dark Signers from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' were specifically recruited by the Earthbound Immortals to defeat the Signers. Most of the Dark Signers themselves have reasons to fight the Signers: Misty wants revenge on Aki because she (falsely) believed that Aki killed her brother; Demack has control over Duel Spirits and stole Luna's Ancient Fairy Dragon, while Luna is the Duel Spirits' champion and the true owner of the dragon; Rudger worked with Yusei's father on Momentum, and specifically played a role in its explosion, which resulted in Yusei, Crow, and Jack's parents perishing; Carly was instrumental in Jack's HeelFaceTurn beforehand, and their relationship almost got Jack killed when he tried to tie the duel.
* A non-hostile, non-evil version is the Eiryou High School Student Council from ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'', who get along well the main characters in the Ousai Academy Student Council.
** Ousai Student Council President Shino Amakusa is excitable, dramatic and comfortable in the limelight. Her counterpart Chihiro Uomi is stoic (even when making sex jokes), quiet and has admitted she's uncomfortable drawing attention.
** Ousai Student Council Secretary Aria Shichijou is a beautiful, buxom and brilliant heiress who draws attention wherever she goes. Her counterpart Toori Aoba is very much a face in the crowd and a SatelliteCharacter.
** Ousai Student Council Treasurer Suzu Hagimura is a genius who easily does 10 digit calculations in her head, but is cursed with a very short height for her age; meanwhile Eiryou's Yuu Hirose is BookDumb but is the tallest character in the series so far (even being slightly taller than the already tall main character Takatoshi).
** Meanwhile, Takatoshi Tsuda of Ousai and Nozomi Mori of Eiryou are both the DeadpanSnarker, OnlySaneMan Vice Presidents of their respective Student Councils. They get along incredibly well because of their similar personalities, to the horror of [[UnwantedHarem many of the other girls.]]
* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteR'': The Sexadolls to [[RobotGirl Lime, Cherry and Bloodberry]]. They are older, evil, [[SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains sexier and more sexually aggressive]] counterparts to the three main girls. The respective masters of each trio are [[CainAndAbel the princes of Romana]], and the relationships they have with their masters contrast on how the main girls have a loving and caring relationship with Junior, while the Sexadolls relationship with Star-Face is an InterplayOfSexAndViolence. Interestingly, Star-Face is also the one who created both the Sexadolls and Junior's marionettes.

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* ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' featured ''The Jocks & The Geordies''; A strip about two [[FiveManBand Five person teams]] doing everything possible to abuse, beat up, insult and undermine the other team.
* The Blitzkrieg Squadron in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse were created as a Nazi counterpart to the heroic ComicBook/HowlingCommandos.
* Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}}'s "Titans East" of ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comics, which included The Match, an evil clone of ComicBook/{{Superboy}} (who had, by this point, degenerated into as good a clone of Superboy as Bizarro is of Franchise/{{Superman}}); Inertia, an evil clone of Kid [[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]], and Kid Crusader, who is...[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg the only person Slade could find who had ever heard of Kid Devil while also wanting to kill him]]. They also had Joker's Daughter, Enigma (both chose to style themselves after their inspirations the same way Tim Drake sought out Batman, although Deathstroke probably didn't know that), a brainwashed Comicbook/{{Batgirl|2000}} for [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]], and Risk (a former Titan who lost his arm and decided against a prosthetic) for Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}.
** Later on there was Clock King's Terror Titans, made up of original characters who used power suits and modeled themselves after older villains. As it turned out, none of them had any connections to the Teen Titans, except for Dreadbolt, [[GenerationXerox who was the son of Bolt]], a Blue Devil villain, making him a sort of rival to Kid Devil.
** The LegionOfDoom from the final ''Teen Titans'' arc before the ComicBook/{{New 52}} were built around this. Superboy-Prime for ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, Headcase for ComicBook/{{Raven}}, Sun Girl for Solstice, Inertia for Kid Flash, Indigo for Red Robin, Zookeeper for Beast Boy, and Persuader for Ravager.
* James Robinson's ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' run had a team based off Creator/JackKirby's Comicbook/NewGods:
** Doctor Impossible = Mister Miracle
** Tender Mercy = Big Barda
** Hunter = Orion
** Neon Black = Lightray
** Chair = Metron
*** The truly bizarre thing is that this was a team of Psycho Rangers that ''never actually encountered'' their heroic counterparts, as they debuted after the death of the New Gods during ''Comicbook/{{Countdown|ToFinalCrisis}}'' and ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis''.
* Most incarnations of the Masters of Evil in Creator/MarvelComics are constructed in this manner.
* The Comicbook/NewAvengers arc of ''ComicBook/JMSSpiderMan'' featured a team of evil Avenger doppelgangers working for HYDRA. Their costumes were basically green and yellow palette-swaps of the originals with the HYDRA octopus logo added on. "Militant" for Captain America, "Tactical Force" (though he prefers Karl) for Iron Man, "the Hammer" for Thor and "the Bowman" for Hawkeye. Spidey, of course, pointed out how done-to-death the evil twin thing was. None of them were captured, but they haven't shown up since then (except for the Facebook game, ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'').
* ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' has the Legion of Super Villains, which features some original villains, but in all incarnations features Lightning Lord, the older brother of Legionnaire Lightning Lad. The comic versions usually also feature Cosmic King and Saturn Queen, counterparts of Cosmic Boy and Saturn Girl, and, rarely, Chameleon Chief and Sun Emperor, counterparts of Chameleon Boy and Sun Boy.
* Franchise/TheDCU's [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Sinestro Corps]] is an EvilCounterpart to the Franchise/GreenLantern Corps, and most of the members of the former are Evil Counterparts to individual members of the latter (sometimes to a ridiculous level).
** And taken even further with the reveal of new Lantern Corps. Mildly subverted in that most aren't actually evil: the already-mentioned Sinestro Corps is a pretty straight evil example, the Red Lanterns are a berzerker BloodKnight Corps, most of whom have an (actually pretty justified) ax to grind against the Guardians, and Orange Lantern Larfleeze is certainly ''criminal'' but is mostly too [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny distracted by the shiny]] to be truly ''evil''. A handful ([[Characters/GLBlueLanternCorps Blue Lanterns]], [[Characters/GLIndigoTribe Indigo Tribe]], even [[Characters/GLStarSapphireCorps Star Sapphires]]) are friendly, or at least neutral to the Green Lanterns.
* Franchise/TheDCU ''loves'' these. ComicBook/LexLuthor's Injustice Society was made up entirely on one-for-one matches with the Justice League of the time.
** Other examples include the Hyperclan, a band of so called heroes who are copies of the Justice Leagues core members, but they are in fact White Martians posing as heroes for their invasion.
** The Injustice Society is also the name given to repeated team-ups of bad guys meant to counter the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica
* The Black Marvel Family, ComicBook/BlackAdam's equivalent to [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'s [[TrueCompanions group of friends]] (even though Isis had a very different relationship with Adam than the one Mary Marvel has with Marvel) -- although, while they existed, Black Adam was on a HeelFaceTurn, so they weren't Evil Counterparts so much as Dark Counterparts.
* In Creator/MarvelComics, the U-Foes are explicitly described as Psycho Rangers to the Comicbook/FantasticFour, with identical origins (though not identical powers; the only one that comes close enough is Ironclad to the Thing), although they usually fight the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk.
** The Frightful Four, despite its ever-changing roster, was created by the Wizard (a MadScientist Evil Counterpart to Reed Richards) to be Psycho Rangers to the Fantastic Four. For instance, one incarnation featured the Wizard (Mr. Fantastic), his friend the Trapster (the Thing), his ex-wife Salamandra (Invisible Woman), and someone unrelated to him who just happened to be Hydro-Man (the Human Torch). Eventually he forces his daughter Cole to join the group and throws out the Trapster to make room. Cole, who is a love interest to Johnny Storm, then takes up the Human Torch role while Hydro-Man fills the Thing space.
*** Carried to its [[JustForPun ultimate]] extreme in ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'', where the Frightful Four are the counterparts of the regular (read Ultimate, in this case) FF from another universe, just with about fifteen more years of experience. Oh yeah, and they're ''[[ComicBook/MarvelZombies flesh-eating zombies]]''.
* In UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, DCU (again) introduced the alternate Earth of Earth-3, where the counterparts of the JLA were known as the Crime Syndicate. After massive retcons, there are ''two'' versions of this - the Crime Syndicate from the Antimatter Universe, and a new Earth-3 with the Crime Society, which are more like the JSA than the JLA.
** Bizarrely, to this day there are neither Earth-3 nor Antimatter versions of the ComicBook/MartianManhunter or Aquaman, or at least none that have ever been seen in comics. There have been brief mentions of 'a White Martian' and 'Barracuda', but that's as far as it goes.
** The New 52's version of the Crime Syndicate introduced an evil Aquaman called Sea King. Also new to the group are Deathstorm (evil Firestorm), Atomica (evil Atom), and Grid (evil Cyborg).
* The ComicBook/{{Shadowpact}} (DCU ''again'') has the Pentacle, set up by a witch called Strega, which "just happened" to feature counterparts to the magical heroes. (Strega herself is the counterpart to the Enchantress; Jack of Fire to Blue Devil [and turns out to be [[ComicBook/LukeIAmYourFather his brother]]]; Sister Shadow to Nightshade; Bagman to Ragman; Karnevil to Detective Chimp (kinda); and White Rabbit to Nightmaster.) However, in-universe the similarities are commented upon by Bagman, who notes that it felt as if this version of the Shadowpact was composed specifically to handle the Pentacle. In a sense, the Shadowpact can be viewed as ''good'' Psycho Rangers, making this an InvertedTrope.
* In ''ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders'', Maxie Zeus formed a team called the New Olympians with each member being a counterpart to one of the Outsiders. Specifically:
** Antaeus = Geo-Force
** Diana = ComicBook/{{Katana}}
** Nox = Halo
** Proteus = ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}
** Vulcanus = ComicBook/BlackLightning
* The Comicbook/IncredibleHulk's EvilTwin, the Comicbook/RedHulk (before his HeelFaceTurn), joined forces with the {{Evil Counterpart}}s of the other [[ComicBook/TheDefenders Defenders]] to form the Offenders: Red Hulk (Hulk); Baron Mordo (Comicbook/DoctorStrange); Tiger Shark (the ComicBook/SubMariner); and Terrax (the ComicBook/SilverSurfer).
** Now there's also a Red She-Hulk in the mix.
* ComicBook/NormanOsborn, the VillainWithGoodPublicity formerly known as the Green Goblin, led ''two'' groups of Psycho Rangers, as part of ''ComicBook/DarkReign'':
** The ComicBook/DarkAvengers are an interesting example; a supposed hero team who are actually ''posing'' as their counterparts. In addition to ComicBook/{{Ares}} and ComicBook/TheSentry as themselves (going along with it because one's morally ambiguous and the other's just plain nuts - though Ares replaces [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] and/or [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] to some extent), the line up includes Venom (Mac Gargan, previously known as Scorpion) as Franchise/SpiderMan, Moonstone as Comicbook/MsMarvel, Noh-Varr as ComicBook/CaptainMarVell, Bullseye as Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} and {{ComicBook/Daken}} as Franchise/{{Wolverine}}. Norman leads the team as the Comicbook/IronMan-Comicbook/CaptainAmerica mashup Iron Patriot.
*** Osborn later revived the Dark Avengers concept with a new team featuring Skaar, Son of Hulk (The Hulk/Red Hulk); Hawkeye's brother Trickshot (Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}, duh); The Gorgon, Wolverine's deadliest enemy (Franchise/{{Wolverine}}); Ragnarok, the infamous robotic clone of Thor (Comicbook/TheMightyThor); Ai Apaec, a sinister sort of arachnid god (Franchise/SpiderMan); June Covington, a deranged geneticist Osborn met in prison (ComicBook/ScarletWitch); and Superia, a StrawFeminist MadScientist with super strength (Comicbook/MsMarvel). Norman himself becomes the new [[AllYourPowersCombined Super-Adoptoid]], making him the only Dark Avenger without any real analogue. [[spoiler:Skaar turns out to subvert his role, being Captain America's [[TheMole Mole]] in the team.]]
*** Though the Dark Avengers didn't match up well with the actual Avengers they faced. For instance, there was no counterpart for ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}} in either incarnation, and neither team of Dark Avengers actually fought a team with Hawkeye or Scarlet Witch as members. Likewise there was no Hulk on the team when Skaar was part of the Dark Avengers, and so on.
** The Cabal are Psycho Rangers to ComicBook/IronMan's Illuminati: Norman himself takes Tony's place, and the rest are [[Comicbook/XMen Emma Frost (Professor X)]]; ComicBook/DoctorDoom ([[Comicbook/FantasticFour Mr. Fantastic)]]; ComicBook/{{Loki}} (ComicBook/BlackBolt of ComicBook/TheInhumans); ComicBook/TheHood (ComicBook/DoctorStrange); and Namor (er, [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Namor]]). Then come Utopia, Emma and Namor reveal their intentions and leave the Cabal, so Osborn has to pick up someone to fill the spot. Apparently ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} was the next best option.
** Namor later formed a new Cabal in ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'', which includes the likes of ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and Maximus the Mad (Black Bolt's brother). The villains aren't exact parallels to the members of the Illuminati, but share the same goal (protecting Earth-616 from Multiverse incursions). The difference is, the members of the Cabal are willing to commit mass murder on a cosmic scale to save their reality.
* ComicBook/DarkReign gave us Dark Comicbook/YoungAvengers, whose members are the Psycho Rangers to the original Young Avengers.
** Patriot, the [[TheHero determined leader]] is met by the doubt-filled, insecure Melter.
** The gay magician Wiccan's counterpart is the female sorceress Enchantress (a younger Asgardian wannabe who is not [[ComicBook/TheEnchantress the one we know and love from Thor.]])
** The ActionGirl [[ComicBook/KateBishop Hawkeye II]] meets the Executioner II, a PsychoForHire; both are {{Badass Normal}}s.
** Stature faces Big Zero, a BadassBookworm LegacyCharacter against a DarkActionGirl and racist. Both are size-changers.
** Vision and Egghead are both robots.
** The funny SixthRanger Speed faces Coat Of Arms, a crazy fangirl.
** For unknown reasons, Hulkling doesn't have a counterpart in the other team. The Dark Young Avengers are somewhat unusual, because the Dark Young Avengers were not gathered together to fight the original Young Avengers, but just want to be heroes. However, they will probably end up under Osborn's control. What's more, some relationships between the members of the Dark Young Avengers mirror those in the Young Avengers. just like Stature and Vision love each other, Big Zero has a crush on Egghead.
* The Dark X-Men feature: Dark Beast (Beast), Mimic (Angel, Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}; he has the powers of the original five), Daken (Wolverine), ComicBook/{{Mystique}} (Comicbook/JeanGrey). When Comicbook/EmmaFrost was a member, she was the counterpart of Professor X, as both a psychic and a teacher.
* And for all of Osborn's "Dark" teams, it should be noted that those were just [[IAmNotShazam the titles of the books]]. Osborn was a VillainWithGoodPublicity and the public (and most any individual member you're surprised to see on these lists) thought they were truly there to do good. All this is in the aftermath of Comicbook/CivilWar, and Osborn was promoting his teams as the ''only'' real Avengers, etc. unlike those outlaws who were operating without the legal right to do so.
* In one of the ''ComicBook/XMen First Class'' issues, the random kids in the coffee shop who correctly guess the team's orders before they're made (and just-so-happen to resemble the team greatly) turn out to be Skrull imposters that have been masquerading as the X-Men and causing havoc.
* The original Soviet Super Heroes team primarily featured clear counterparts to ComicBook/TheAvengers team they often opposed. Perun, the Slavic god of thunder, was the Thor counterpart; Sputnik/Vostok, a calculating android, was the Vision's counterpart; the Red Guardian, uber-patriotic Soviet supersoldier, was the Captain America analogue; Surge, a man in a suit of PoweredArmor, was Iron Man; the feral Sabercat was the Beast, weapons expert Vanguard was Hawkeye, the mystical Darkstar was the Scarlet Witch, etc.
* The Liberators from volume 2 of Marvel's ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' are an Axis of Evil counterpart to the title team. The Colonel being the Iranian counterpart to Captain America, Abomination the Chinese Hulk, Crimson Dynamo the Chinese Iron Man, Perun the Russian Thor, Hurricane the North Korean Quicksilver, and Swarm the Syrian Wasp.
** There were later the Dark Ultimates, the Ultimate counterpart of the above-mentioned ComicBook/DarkAvengers. Reed Richards acts as the team's leader and Iron Man parallel, while the Hulk acts their counterpart to Thor. The rest of the team however (Kang, the Human Torch, and ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}) don't match up as exact analogues to the Ultimates.
* The New Revengers are this to the Comicbook/{{New Avengers|2015}}.
* In ''RawhideKid: The Sensational Seven'', when the BigBad learns that the Rawhide Kid and the Seven are coming for him, he recruits a team composed of villainous counterparts of the Seven.
* The White Lions were the Nazi counterpart to the heroic ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}} Squadron.
* Inverted in ''Franchise/TheFlash'' with the Renegades, a group of 25th century policemen who model themselves after the Rogues, since the 25th century's most dangerous criminal is the Flash's EvilCounterpart.
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', there's at least three groups. The first is the Suppression Squad, MirrorUniverse counterparts of the Freedom Fighters. The second is the Destructix, a group of mercenaries led by Scourge the Hedgehog, Sonic's MirrorUniverse counterpart, and his girlfriend Fiona Fox (which may be a jab at Sonic and Sally being unable to stay together). Eggman later unleashed a series of Metal-series bots comprised of Metal Sonic, Metal Tails, Metal Knuckles and [[spoiler:Mecha Sally]].
* In ComicBook/LesLegendaires, [[GodOfEvil Anathos]], after [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown defeating and brutally scarring]] [[FiveManBand the Legendaries]], use the blood they left behind them to create magically engineered clones of them in order to prepare for their return. Referred as the Hellions ("Infernaux" in French), those clones were identical to their heroic counterpart physically, except for their skin/hair/eyes colours, and used the same names with the prefixe "Dark" (Dark-Shimy, Dark-Jadina, etc). Much like the original Psycho Rangers, they possessed upgraded version of the Legendaries' abilities and psychotic personalities. [[spoiler:Ironically, they still ended up biting the dust, since the Legendaries TookALevelInBadass by the time they had to face them.]]
* ''Infinity War'', the sequel to ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' took this trope for all it was worth by creating an entire army comprised of evil counterparts of nearly all the Franchise/MarvelUniverse heroes at the time.
* The Pride were this for ComicBook/{{Runaways}}. Bonus points for being their ''parents'', so each pair served as this for their respective kid, either playing on similarities or contrast between them:
** Alex and his parents are {{Badass Normal}}s, strategists and leaders.
** Nico and her parents are all magicians.
** Karolina shares her parents' powerset
** Gert and her parents are often voices of reason in both groups
** Chase is BookDumb delinquent, to contrast his parents, a pair of [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]].
** Molly and her parents are all mutants, but while her mutation manifested as super strength, they are both telepaths.
** The only other story involving The Pride sets them in the past, where they clash with the Illuminati, serving as this trope to them:
*** ComicBook/IronMan - Geoffrey and Katherine Wilder
*** [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] - Victor and Janet Stein
*** Comicbook/DoctorStrange - Robert and Tina Minoru
*** [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] - Dale and Stacey Yorkes
*** ComicBook/BlackBolt - Frank and Leslie Dean
*** [[ComicBook/XMen Professor Charles Xavier]] - Gene and Alice Hayes
* During the "Transfer of Power" arc, ComicBook/TheAuthority were replaced by the G7 Authority, made up of corporate- and government-backed versions of each member. Jenny Sparks was replaced by the Colonel (of Britain); Swift was replaced by Rush (of Canada); Hawksmoor was replaced by The Street (of America); The Engineer was replaced by The Machine (of Japan); Midnighter was replaced by Last Call (of Italy); Apollo was replaced by Teuton (of Germany); and The Doctor was replaced by The Surgeon (of France).
* Marvel's Russian national superhero team (variously called the Soviet Super-Soldiers, the Supreme Soviets, the People's Protectorate, or the Winter Guard) while not usually villainous as such, was often in conflict with Comicbook/TheAvengers, and several of its members were Avengers counterparts. Red/Steel Guardian = Captain America; Crimson Dynamo = Iron Man; Perun = Thor; Ursa Major = Beast; Vostok = Vision.
* ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' has two examples:
** In the second story arc [[FallenHero Nerissa]], leader of [[LegacyCharacter the past generation of Guardians]] before [[FaceHeelTurn turning evil]], created the Knights of Revenge, with [[AnIcePerson Tridart]] as [[MakingASplash Irma]]'s counterpart, [[PlayingWithFire Ember as Taranee]]'s, [[TheDragon Shagon]] as [[TheLancer Cornelia]]'s, [[TheBrute Khor]] as [[BlowYouAway Hay Lin]]'s, and [[BigBad Nerissa]] herself to her successor [[TheLeader Will]]. In a variation, Shagon and Khor's powers don't actually match those of their counterparts (Cornelia has control over [[DishingOutDirt Earth]] and [[GreenThumb plants]] while Shagon is [[EmotionEater powered by any hate felt in his presence and especially that against him]], and Khor is an earthbound brute to Hay Lin's graceful flier) but on their roles in their respective groups. Also, the closest they get to a direct counterpart confrontation is Cornelia blasting Shagon during a fight: the Knights only launch quick raids and tend to act by stealth, and during the final battle Nerissa, having just lost half her power, absorbs the powers of her Knights (and in the process she killed Ember and Tridart, who were artificial constructs kept alive by their magic), only for it to backfire horribly when she told Shagon she'd also kill him and Khor and Shagon wounded her right before [[CombatPragmatist the Guardians swarmed and killed her]].
** Much later we're introduced to the Runic Wizards, enemies of Kandrakar who have at their service five counterparts to the Guardians, only males and with what appear to be dark counterparts to their powers. Again there's never a direct confrontation, [[AbortedArc as the Runics are shelved immediately after their debut]].
* The various criminals and mercenaries Vader recruits in ''Comicbook/StarWarsDarthVader'' collectively serve as a villainous counterpart to the main Rebel heroes:
** Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker
** Boba Fett to Han Solo
** Black Krrsantan to Chewbacca
** Doctor Aphra to Princess Leia
** Triple-Zero and BT-1 to C-3PO and R2-D2.
* The original Hellions to the ''Comicbook/NewMutants'': Empath to Dani Moonstar (psychic), Jetstream to Cannonball (living rocket pack), Catesye to Wolfsbane (animal shapeshifter), Tarot to Magik (magic user), Thunderbird to Sunspot (strong guy), and Roulette to Magma (ranged attacks, although their actual effects are very different).

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[spoiler:The Axem Rangers X]] in Part 2 of ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements''.
* In the [[Fanfic/AllThingsProbableSeries "All Things Probable" series]] of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fanfics, [[http://www.fanhistory.com/wiki/Team_Probable Team Probable]] is a group similar to Team Possible, except that they assist villains for pay rather than stopping them for free. Its members (except the TeamPet) are the [[DistaffCounterpart opposite gender]] from their respective counterparts.
* In ''FanFic/MyLittleAvengers'', [[BigBad Loki]] eventually assembles a team of Dark Avengers to combat Thor's Avenger team, selecting ponies whose powers make them {{Evil Counterpart}}s to the heroes, with Loki himself serving as Thor's counterpart. The only standout is Loki's [[TheDragon apprentice]] Trixie, who has no counterpart among the main characters -- though this admittedly becomes a moot point by the FinalBattle, as [[spoiler:by then, Trixie's failed an attempt to double-cross Loki and has fled for her life]], and in any case, all the Avengers (except for Thor, who still takes on Loki) [[OpponentSwitch swap opponents]] in order to get an advantage.
%% * A rather interesting case in ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy''. The Akutare brothers, managers of the Sunday Scent Shop, oppose the girls in episodes 16 and 17... But the girls are five, so neither Ayameko nor Hanae have counterparts.
* ''FanFic/ShiningPrettyCure'' and ''FanFic/PrettyCureFullColor'' play this more straightly, with the main villains being an equally element-oriented team of [[EvilCounterpart Evil Counterparts]].
* The crossover story ''FanFic/TheBridge'' gives a loose but present example. The main four heroic kaiju (Godzilla Jr., Mothra Lea, Anguirus, and Rodan) agree to work with the Equestrians to find a way home. Knowing this, the BigBad recruits a group of villainous kaiju. The most prominent are [[NobleDemon Monster X]], [[DarkActionGirl Hyper Gyaos/Irys]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Megalon]], and [[AloofBigBrother Gigan]]. The quartet also serves as the VillainProtagonist leads of the Specials.
* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' has this pop up near the end of [[BadFuture Dark World]]: [[spoiler:Nightmare Paradox has fused with five other Nightmares from [[GroundhogDayLoop previous cycles]], the six of them forming one of these to the heroes. However, only two of them are the actual SuperpoweredEvilSide of their counterpart, due to the Elements having changed hooves: (Nightmare Mirror to [[WarriorTherapist Rarity]], [[MonsterClown Nightmare Granfalloon]] to [[CheerfulChild Apple Pie]], [[LotusEaterMachine Nightmare Whisper]] to [[MasterOfIllusion Applejack]], [[KnightTemplar Nightmare Banneret]] to [[UndyingLoyalty Spike]], [[ControlFreak Nightmare Manacle]] to [[MamaBear Derpy]], and of course, [[BigBad Nightmare Paradox]] herself to [[TheHero Twilight]])]].
* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/15353/inner-glory Inner Glory]] has the reflections of the Lost World. They are Lustrous Revolt, (Twilight Sparkle's reflection) Spectral Slash, (Rainbow Dash's reflection) Shuddercry, (Fluttershy's reflection) Pinkamina Diane, (Pinkie Pie's reflection) and Temperament (Rarity's reflection)Jackie, (Applejack's reflection) and Thorn. (Spike's reflection) [[spoiler: But none of them are really evil, and they all make {{Heel Face Turn}}s in the end.]]
* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/89379/vengeance-of-dawn Vengeance of Dawn]] has Breaking Dawn (a disgruntled, jealous former student of Celestia who is NotSoDifferent from Twilight) and her friends. They are Laurel, (generous like Rarity, but unlike her is homely and poor) Razor Wind, (fast and loyal like Rainbow Dash) Cherry Blossom, (kind and shy like Fluttershy) Hard Candy, (zany and silly like Pinkie Pie, also a Minty {{Expy}}) and Hardy Bloom. (honest and straightforward like Applejack)

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'':
** The Dazzlings are this to The Rainbooms in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks''. Adagio Dazzle is the clever leader and main singer for her band like Twilight Sparkle, and she shares the same singing voice actress as Rarity, Aria Blaze is aggressive and sarcastic like Rainbow Dash and Applejack, and Sonata Dusk is ditzy and innocent like Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy.
** In the third movie, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', Canterlot High's rival team, the Shadowbolts, have a full set of counterparts to the Hu-mane Six, one of which is the Human!Twilight Sparkle previously seen in TheStinger of ''Rainbow Rocks''. The others have similar personality traits to their counterparts, but taken to negative degrees:
*** Sugarcoat is honest like Applejack, but [[BrutalHonesty completely blunt about it]].
*** Sour Sweet has Fluttershy's sweetness, but with [[BitchInSheepsClothing a heavy dose of sourness on the side]].
*** Sunny Flare has Rarity's elegance, but is [[RichBitch severely lacking in tact]].
*** Indigo Zap is competitive like Rainbow Dash, but [[CompetitionFreak lacks team spirit]].
*** Lemon Zest loves to have fun like Pinkie Pie, but is [[GenkiGirl far more obnoxious about it]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheMuppets'' evidently has one called the "Moopets", who dress like gangbangers. They also seem to be an in-universe example of SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute[=/=]PoorMansSubstitute.
* The Wilson Heights Gang in ''Film/PoliceAcademy 6''.
* The Hobo King's crew in ''ScurvyDogs''.

* In the LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya novels, the whole SOS Brigade is diametrically opposed by [[FanNickname the Anti-SOS brigade]], a team consisting of a time traveler, an alien humanoid-interface, an esper, and a depowered version [[WildMassGuessing of whatever Haruhi is]]. Ironically, Mikuru's opposite more closely resembles an EvilCounterpart to Itsuki (something Kyon even comments on), while Itsuki's opposite would be more suited as an EvilCounterpart to Mikuru. Pointedly, the only thing missing is a Kyon-counterpart. The Anti-SOS make several attempts to recruit Kyon, instead, believing him critical to their plans and fueling a great deal of WildMassGuessing. However, this trope is ultimately subverted, in that the Anti-SOS Brigade are not in any sense a coherent group, and its members do not actually care about each other at all, as shown by the fact that there are four of them but are split into at least three factions. In fact, [[spoiler:Sasaki disagrees completely with what the other three want, so much so that she tries to help Kyon oppose the others.]]
* The ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' ExpandedUniverse novel ''The Freedom Phalanx'' has the Tyranny Legion, Psycho Rangers for the not-yet-formed Phalanx. The armored hero Positron has his old boss, Doctor Null, who's stuck inside his armor; Synapse, who got his powers from one of Null's experiments, has Revenant, his ex-friend who was turned into a zombie through a similar experiment; Sister Psyche, the mutant psychic, has the Shadow Queen, whose psychic powers come from a possessed mask; Manticore, a Franchise/{{Batman}}-esque vigilante, has Protean, the shapeshifter who killed his parents; and, of course, Statesman has Lord Recluse, whose rivalry the entire game revolves around.
* The ghostwritten "Creator/TomClancy" ''Op-Center'' series has the titular crisis command headquarters and its Russian counterpart, ''Mirror Image''. Sometimes they cooperate, sometimes not.
%%* Sherman Alexie's horror novel ''Literature/IndianKiller'' features two {{Power Trio}}s, one of white guys who harass Indians and one of Indians who harass white people. The leaders of both gangs are out for revenge because of some perceived slight. (The Indian leader's white father abused him, and the white leader thinks his brother was killed by Indians.) There is one guy who is mostly neutral. And there is one guy who ultimately says WhatHaveIBecome and turns himself in to the cops. It's all part of the HeWhoFightsMonsters theme.
* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', [[SixthRangerTraitor David]]'s ultimate plan for the [[SuperEmpowering blue box]] was to use it to create a gang of morphing criminals to counter the Animorphs. The Animorphs were able to defeat him before he could put this plan into action.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* During the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Season 4 finale, each member of Angel Investigations is given a tour of the rebuilt Wolfram & Hart by a somewhat dark mirror of each member:
** Lorne's guide is Preston, a slick, fast-talking talent agent.
** Gunn gets Lacey Shepherd, a mysterious afroamerican woman who just-as-mysteriously vanishes.
** Fred's tourguide is Knox, a morally ambiguous geeky scientist and the only one to become a recurring character in Season 5. [[spoiler:He worships an EldritchAbomination and will eventually cause her death]].
** Wesley's guide is Rutherford Sirk (who appears in one Season 5 episode), a former Watcher.
** Angel gets [[spoiler: undead]] Lilah.
* An episode of ''Series/TheATeam'' had a group of bad guys put together their own squad to beat the heroes.
* ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'' features the Mantrons, which are not Psycho Rangers to the Beetleborgs but rather to the Beetleborgs' allies, the Astralborgs.
* The season six finale of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' featured an alternate universe where the role of good and evil were switched with the humans/witches as evil and the demons good. The sisters met their evil counterparts as well as counterparts for Chris and Leo. They tried fighting them but of course came to a draw. A subversion then happened where they decided to work together for their respective greater good[=/=]evil.
** They had to fight two more sets of Psycho Rangers before that. First in a season one episode it was a trio of Warlock brothers, though one was [[HeelFaceTurn saved by becoming a priest]]. Then also in the sixth season, it was a trio of three evil witch sisters - the Stillmans. They stole the sisters' powers and rewrote reality to steal their identities too. Oh and they were blonde.
** Ironically, one of the Stillmans was played by Melody Perkins, who also played [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Astronema]], the villain responsible for creating the TropeNamers.
* In ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' crossover ''Series/CrisisOnEarthX'', the villain group's leaders are the {{Evil Counterpart}}s of the Trinity of the Arrowverse: Overgirl is a Nazi ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} wielding Kara's same powers, Dark Arrow is the Nazi version of ComicBook/GreenArrow, and the Dark Flash is Franchise/TheFlash's arch-enemy speedster.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' does the evil-counterpart thing rather frequently.
** The murderer and the murdered in the "Butterflied" episode are Grissom and Sara's evil counterparts. The Miniature Killer and Ernie Dell are also clearly intended to be evil mirror-images of Grissom and Sara.
** There was an episode where Grissom was interviewing a suspect, and the actor had been carefully styled and lit so that from certain angles he looked like a mirror-image of Grissom. The suspect was a shrink who turned out to have been administering some BDSM therapy to one of his patients, who then turned up as the corpse-of-the-week.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' has the Shocker Riders of [[Series/KamenRider the original series]], a group of evil copies of Kamen Rider 1. Subsequent Showa era series use evil copies of main Riders fairly often - if the ScarfOfAsskicking is yellow instead of its usual color, that's ''not'' your beloved hero and you should probably start running. Heisei-era shows instead make use of "Dark Riders", often [[PaintItBlack black repaints]] of the main character.
** ''Manga/KamenRiderSpirits'' redesigned the Combatroids from ''Film/KamenRiderZX'' into ZX-styled Shocker Riders; additionally, the BigBad Judo could also qualify, since he has the ability to transform into any of the Kamen Riders preceding ZX and use their powers.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' has the same powers as Judo above, except that the Riders he can transform to span ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'' to ''Series/KamenRiderKiva''. Also, one of the worlds his crew visited was the Negative World, where evil Riders and {{monster|OfTheWeek}}s rule supreme and normal humans are killed on sight, all but extinct. There was no evil doppelganger of Decade himself[[note]]although there is if you count the game ''Kamen Rider Climax Heroes'' as canon[[/note]], but instead he fought against evil Riders from past series - [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Ryuga, Alternative]], [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Orga]], [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Dark Kabuto]], and [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Dark Kiva]]. Dark Kiva himself is an EvilTwin of a heroic character from ''Kiva'', and acts as the group's leader.
*** The video game ''Climax Heroes'' introduced the non-canon Dark Decade, a black, gray, and gold EvilTwin of Decade who fulfills the aforementioned Dark Riders' role in the game's reimagined version of the TV series plot.
** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' plays this trope the straightest (ironic given that its written by Urobuchi) with the original Armored Riders being opposed by Yggdrasill's New Generation Riders.
*** Gaim to Zangetsu-Shin, both are based on samurai's are the most moral Riders and while Gaim is an AllLovingHero who wants to save everyone, Zangetsu-Shin is a DarkMessiah who is willing to sacrifice anything to save humanity.
*** Baron to Duke, both are based on knights but are anything but chivalrous and while at first they appear different, Baron is an up front AntiHero while Duke is a quirky MadScientist they are both revealed to be [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinists]] willing to sacrifice anything to attain unlimited power.
*** Ryugen to Marika, both are based on foreign warriors (Chinese and Arabian) both have UndyingLoyalty to another Rider at first, but as time goes on they both develop separate agendas.
*** Gridon to Sigurd, both are based off of Vikings and both are the most manipulative of their respective Rider group while being the most amoral members. Amongst their respective groups, they can be seen as the JokeCharacter (Gridon[[note]]who somehow manages to be a worse fighter than ''Hase'', despite having a lockseed that should be on par with Gaim Pine Arms or Baron Mango Arms, going by stats[[/note]] moreso than Sigurd[[note]]the second Gaim Jimber Lemon Arms and Baron Lemon Arms debuted, Sigurd was hopelessly outclassed not just by his fellow New Generation riders, but also some of the Beat Riders; it got to the point where he tried to use 3 autonomous Suika Arms against Gaim Kachidoki Arms, only for the latter to defeat them in a CurbStompBattle[[/note]]). The difference lied in their approach to other members of their group - Gridon turned on Hase early on, [[spoiler: but later pulled a HeelFaceTurn along with his mentor, Oren, taking the role in the FiveManBand that Micchy had abandoned, and [[TheAtoner even began working to make up for betraying the now deceased Hase]]]]; Sigurd, while not exactly the most loyal, remained committed to Yggadrasil early on, [[spoiler: becoming TheStarScream once he had the chance, only to end up dying at the hands of [[AntiVillain Roshuo]]]].
*** Then, later in the series, come [[spoiler:the [[AliensAreBastards Overlords]], the main four of which being {{Foil}}s to each of the tetragonists: [[WasItReallyWorthIt Roshuo]] to [[TotalitarianUtilitarian Takatora]], [[AxCrazy Deemushu]] to [[NobleDemon Kaito]], [[DragonInChief Redyue]] to [[BigBadWannabe Mitzusane]] and, in the movie, [[TokenHeroicOrc Lapis/Shamubishe]] to [[AllLovingHero Kouta]]]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' had two, the TV series' BigBad Gold Drive and the movie's Dark Drive. The latter is worth special note since [[spoiler:he was originally a good guy, being the son of the original Drive [[LegacyCharacter who took up his father's mantle]] until the movie's villain [[IdentityImpersonator stole his identity and powers]]]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' has the movie-exclusive Dark Ghost, but in a twist [[spoiler:TheMentor uses the Dark Ghost powers in the TV series...though mostly just so he can be the butt of some CrackOhMyBack jokes]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has Genm, who's actually called "the black Ex-Aid" for the first few episodes before the protagonists learn his proper name. [[spoiler:And then subverted late in the series when he pulls a HeelFaceTurn and joins with the good guys.]]
* The BigBad in ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom'' creates EvilTwin versions of all the heroes, to do evil deeds that the heroes will be arrested for. They are fairly easy to spot, however, as they all have a highly unconvincing black [[BeardOfEvil goatee]], including the woman in the group.
* In the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode, "The Two Live Crew Job", the team squares off against a group of thieves who are just as skilled as they are in their specialties. Bonus points for the crew being played by people who [[CastTheExpert have the same skills as their characters.]]
* By the end of the second season of ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', Weaver, John Henry, Ellison and Savannah were the morally ambiguous, if not dark, mirrors of Sarah, John, Derek and Cameron.
* ''Series/{{Stella|US}}'' featured an episode where Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black leave the group, leaving David Wain to find his own new comedy-triad. He changes his name and ditches the Stella-trademark business suit and moves in with two completely normal roommates, who are so mundane as to be eerie in comparison to the creepy and latently-homoerotic Stella group. At the end of the show, the new roommates flee to Italy in a sequence similar to the Sicily sequences in ''Film/TheGodfather''.
* In ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'', the Sheriff of Nottingham once hired a group of lookalikes to pose as the Robin Hood gang and commit violence against the peasantry. In addition to evil Robin, there was an evil Tuck, an evil Will, an evil Little John, and an evil Nasir.
* In ''Series/TheRealHusbandsOfHollywood'', Creator/KevinHart recruits a team of rival basketball players to oppose his friends after he leaves the group. The new team consists of counterparts for Boris ("Morris), Nick ("Dick"), Nelly ("Kelley"), and Duane ("Juwayne").
* ''Series/QuantumLeap'' introduced us to the Evil Leaper project in the fifth season. The few members that we saw seem to be evil parallels to the main characters.
** Alia, the leaper, is Sam Beckett's evil counterpart, who travels back in time to MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight. [[spoiler:However, she's an unwilling test subject (unlike Sam) and makes a HeelFaceTurn.]]
** Zoey, the holographic observer, is Al's evil counterpart: a snarky horndog who wears loud clothing. Unlike Al, however, Zoey is without morals or a sense of honor. [[spoiler:She later becomes a leaper after Alia defects.]]
** Lothos, the [[AIIsACrapshoot evil computer]], is Ziggy's evil counterpart.
** Thames is roughly analogous to Gushie, in that they're both project members working behind the scenes, and can serve as a backup observer.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} had a [[PowerStable stable]] called [=GEKIDO=] consisting of 17, The Shard, and The Swarm [=(combatANT, assailANT and deviANT)=]. They were evil counterparts of Chikara's mainstay {{face}}s Wrestling/MikeQuackenbush, Jigsaw, and The Colony (Fire Ant, Soldier Ant and Green Ant).
* The Japanese promotion Wrestling/{{HUSTLE}} had a [[PowerStable stable]] named Monster Kamen Rangers, which were evil clones of the face team HUSTLE Kamen Rangers. They were able to defeat them repeatedly, as they knew their fighting style, and even kidnapped Yellow Ranger, TheBigGuy of HUSTLE Kamen Rangers, in order to turn him evil and destroy them. [[spoiler:Finally the HUSTLE Rangers won when Yellow turned good again thanks to ThePowerOfFriendship.]]

[[folder: Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/SeraMyu: Petite Étrangère'' features a group of Senshi clones known as Droids.

* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
** The Shadow Toa, illusory copies of the Toa that could only be defeated when the heroes acknowledged that the darkness was a part of themselves.
** Similarly, the [[BeePeople Bohrok-Kal]] and Piraka Gang are separate groups with elemental powers. The Piraka Gang almost managed to pass themselves off as the real deal (It helps that the townsfolk being fooled had never seen a Toa before).
** The Makuta of the Karda Nui saga were the closest in toy form. They even came with their own "evil" matoran, who could latch on and connect to them in the same way as the Toa from the set and were the first villains to feature Kanohi Masks. Originally there was to be a genuine Shadow Toa set, but it was cancelled in the prototype stage.
* ''Toys/TheGrosseryGang'' has The Clean Team, a team of cleaning products. Contrasting against the griminess and moldiness of the Grosseries, the Clean Team are polished and shiny, with the goal of cleaning up Cheap Town at the expense of the Grosseries.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/SailorMoonAnotherStory'' introduced a plot "between" seasons of the anime, and had the Opposito Senshi, evil counterparts to the Sailor Team named after Babylonian and Mesopotamian gods (which, in turn, were the names of the corresponding planets in those cultures). Despite appearing almost to be twins of the Senshi, the game passes off their similar appearances and corresponding names as a coincidence.
** Sin is Sailor Moon's counterpart (named for the Babylonian god of the moon, Sin, not the English word "sin").
** Nabu, named for the Mesopotamian god of Wisdom, is the brainy Sailor Mercury's counterpart.
** Nergal, named for the Mesopotamian god of war, is the counterpart of Sailor Mars.
** Marduk, Sailor Jupiter's counterpart, is named for the leader of the Babylonian gods.
** Ishtar, in addition to being a bad movie, was the Babylonian goddess of love, and a fitting name for Sailor Venus' counterpart.
* Star Wolf in ''VideoGame/StarFox'', though mostly in ''VideoGame/StarFox2'' and ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' (Wolf is the leader, and the team is named after him, like Fox - also, [[FridgeBrilliance both the wolf and the fox are canines]] - ; Leon is implied to have had run-ins with Falco in the past, probably when the latter was still a gang member; Pigma was a member of the original Star Fox team, like Peppy; and both Andrew and Slippy seem to have some technological background. In later games, the team was splintered; currently, only half of the original group remains, and the new members don't have a clear counterpart in Star Fox (what with Krystal briefly joining them in ''Command'' after leaving Star Fox).
* The ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games played with this trope a few times.
** In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Team Dark consisted of Shadow, Eggman and Rouge: three villains with the same powers and move sets as [[PowerTrio Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles]] respectively. They'd return with some adjustments as an AntiHeroTeam in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'': Rouge moved from Knuckles' counterpart to Tails', and Eggman was replaced by new character Omega, who filled the "Anti-Knuckles" slot.
** Similarly the Babylon Rogues in ''VideoGame/SonicRiders''.
** They had a set of Psycho Rangers as early as the Saturn era. In ''VideoGame/SonicR'', there were Metal Sonic, Mecha Knuckles and the Tails Doll whom Robotnik created to give Sonic and friends a hard time.
* The Handsome Men in ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}'' are an obvious evil parody of the Super Sentai.
** Who in turn are the Psycho Rangers to the Killer 7. The eventual fight against them is even a series of {{Mirror Match}}es with the Handsome Men wielding the same weapons (and Handsome Red even getting in a wheelchair to fight Harman) as the eponymous team.
** In a much darker version of the trope, [[spoiler:the seven Black Smiles spawned by Greg Nightmare. Ignoring the killer8 mode, there's one Smile for each Smith. Rather than being parodies or knockoffs, they're all identical and do nothing but laugh, walk up to each Smith, and blow them up in one shot. By the time you get to Garcian, everyone else is dead for good. Thankfully, Garcian can pick up Nightmare's weapon (which is revealed to actually belong to Garcian), which is the only thing capable of killing the Black Smiles and Nightmare himself]].
* Vize, Faina and Anita in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Legends''.
* The Hell Hounds in ''VideoGame/GalaxyAngel'', a group of mercenaries that just happened to have a grudge or other fixation with each of the specific Moon Angels. In the second game, they were replaced by actual robot duplicates of the Angels, foreshadowed by the brief presence of a robotic Tact in the first game. The fake Angels were the only villains to carry over to the ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' anime, although they only appeared for one episode.
* The God-Generals of the Order of Lorelei in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. All but one of the God-Generals are a clear EvilCounterpart of one of the party members, be it by abilities or role, personal relationships, or both: Asch to Luke, Legretta to Tear, Arietta to Anise, Dist to Jade, and Largo to Natalia. However, despite some initial RedHerring comparisons, the last God-General, Sync, is actually the counterpart to Fon Master Ion, not the last party member, Guy. ''His'' counterpart turns out to be [[spoiler:the God-Generals' leader, Van]].
** To drive the point further, the counterparts actually share certain artes with the party members. Some of them are justified, as Legretta personally trained Tear, Luke and Asch had the same mentor, and Anise and Arietta were both trained to be the Fon Master Guardian. But when you have Largo shooting a giant electric beam from his ''scythe/axe''...
*** Sync manages to share his Akashic Torment Mystic Arte with his counterpart despite Ion not even being playable. It's not named as such, but the animation is recognizable in Ion's extension to Luke's Radiant Howl Mystic Arte.
* ''TalesOfXillia'' has the Chimeriad, King Gaius' elite bodyguard. Each member is a counterpart to one of the supporting party members. [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Jiao]] [[DarkAndTroubledPast and]] [[MoralityPet Elize]], [[LightningBruiser Wingul]] [[TheChessmaster and]] [[SquishyWizard Rowen]], [[TheEvilGenius Presa]] [[UnresolvedSexualTension and]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Alvin]], and [[BrokenBird Agria]] [[TheFoil and]] [[GenkiGirl Leia]].
* The Cocytus members in ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}'' are three-fifths of the way there - Brad and Ptolomea as [[MightyGlacier ex-military heavies]], Tim and [[ShesAManInJapan Caina]] as underage summoners, Lilka and Antenora as [[BlackMagicianGirl more traditional, more female fireball-slingers]] - but the other two in each group don't quite fit, since [[BrokenBird Kanon]] has a very different feel than [[PsychopathicManchild Judecca]], and enemy leader Vinsfield is an obvious EvilCounterpart for the [=PCs=]' MissionControl, Irving.
** Don't forget the villains of ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 5}}''. Everyone has a rival character that acts as an opposite to them. Light-hearted and idealistic leader Dean has the defeated dog of the villains Nightburn, TheChick Rebecca ends up rivals with DarkChick Persephone, family man Greg fights his family's killer and AxCrazy Kartikeya, Avril has story reasons for rivaling dark leader Volsung, small but heavily armed Carol fights against her former caregiver and muscular Elvis and Chuck rivals the surprisingly noble Fereydoon.
* The Praetorians in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' are the [[MirrorUniverse evil other-universe]] counterparts of the Freedom Corps heroes.
** The first of the new Positron Task Forces introduced in Issue 17: Dark Mirror, feature a team of "[[EvilKnockoff shadow simulacra]]" of the PlayerParty. Issue 17 in general revolves around doubles of the PlayerCharacter.
* ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'' has the Black Hole army, with Hawke for Andy or Eagle (The first because both heal their own men and have no weaknesses, the second because of their names and appearance), Flak for Max (both are very formidable in a straight fight), Lash for Sonja (both have abilities related to terrain and are intelligent young girls), Adder for Grit (again mainly going by appearance, but both aren't particularly trustworthy and have similar tastes in clothing) and, arguably, Sturm for Olaf (skilled in slowing terrain, with "hurt everybody" CO powers).
* ''AlterEcho'' pits the heroic shaper Nevin and his teammates, the gruff gun-toting Stome and the blade-wielding ActionGirl Arana against the evil shaper Paavo and his bodyguards, the idiotic gun-toting Gherran and the blade-wielding PsychoForHire Kess.
* [[BigBad Jon Irenicus]] in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' is powerful enough to create a group of identical copies of your party with one spell, although they are relatively easily defeated because they lack many of the originals' more special powers.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s savage Builder's League United (BLU) forces are a carbon copy of noble Reliable Excavation Demolition (RED) armies created to snatch corporate and industrial dominance away. Or is it the other way around?
** And now there's the Robot Army, an army of [[RobotMe robotic knockoffs]] of the mercs.
** The comics show that the mercs from ''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic'' are working under Gray Mann (commanding the robot faction).
* In ''UltramanFightingEvolutionRebirth'', a trio of evil Ultras are introduced. Chaosroid U, a clone of Ultraman, Chaosroid S, a copy of Ultraseven, and Chaosroid T, Taro's counterpart. While they're fought one by one by their counterparts, they attack Nebula M78 as a team and [[spoiler:capture two important artifacts of the Ultras, Chaosroid S stealing the Ultra Key and Chaosroid T steals the Ultra Bell while Chaosroid U comes close to stealing the Plasma Spark.]] In addition to the powerful weapons they steal, S has the ability to split his Eye Slugger into a huge number of weapons and Chaosroid U is more powerful than Ultraman, [[spoiler:until the [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Plasma Spark reenergizes him and let's him blow U away with the Giga Specium Beam]]. ]]
* In ''VideoGame/BattleRealms'' the Serpent clan is the yin counterpart of the yang Dragon clan.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hexen}}'' has Zedek, Traductus, and Menelkir, a trio of [[TheDragon Dragons]] who are clones of the three player character classes. Each uses the most powerful weapon of his class.
* The ''VideoGame/XWing'' games tend to do this. Especially ''VideoGame/XWingVsTIEFighter'', since some training exercises come both in Rebel and Imperial versions: Z-95 Headhunters correspond to TIE fighters, X-wings to TIE interceptors, Y-wings to TIE bombers, and B-wings to TIE defenders.
* The Dark Aeons from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' are evil versions of all the Aeons that can be obtained in the game and boast higher HP, super powerful attacks and evil colour schemes. Though they are fought separately, the Dark Magus Sisters are fought together thus invoking the trope. Your normal Aeons will take on the appearances of the Dark Aeons at the end when Yu Yevon possesses them. They reappear in the sequel as possessed once again.
* In ''VideoGame/UltimaIV'', the final fight is against the "evil yous", a team of evil copies of your party.
* The ASIC's Four Felons in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2'' can be considered as the Psycho Rangers to the CPU Candidates. CFW Magic and CFW Judge act opposite Nepgear, the former for being the one who held Nepgear and the [=CPUs=] hostage, the latter for being the [[HopelessBossFight first actual enemy for Nepgear to fight]]. CFW Brave acts opposite Uni, even arguing with her [[StrawmanHasAPoint about happiness gained from]] [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil playing illegally-obtained games]], especially in the case of children doing such a deed. CFW Trick acts opposite Rom and Ram [[PaedoHunt due to his unhealthy obsession with children.]]
* The commanders of Ruin match up against the Savior class in this manner in ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny''. Shezar against Berio, Mudou against Kaede, Imnity against Rico and Lobelia against Nanashi [[spoiler:or to be more accurate against Rubinas, Nanashi's alternate self]]. Lily and Mia are largely left out of this equation [[spoiler:since they actually seem to match up against Muriel and Taiga instead.]] The BigBad goes against Taiga, of course.
* The Axem Rangers in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' serves as being counterparts to your party with each ranger specializing in different abilities that are similar to your own and also inheriting similar weaknesses.
* The Materials of ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable'', three ancient, immortal {{Magitek}} programs who based their forms and abilities on the three Aces (Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate) that defeated the [[EldritchAbomination Darkness of the Book of Darkness]]. This being ''Nanoha'', they eventually get [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] when they [[NobleDemon turned out to not be as evil as they first appeared]].
* The Delilias Family in ''VideoGame/LegendOfLegaia'' is this to the player party. This is particularly emphasized in that the fight against them is composed of three consecutive one-on-one fights against each member's counterpart. First, Gala faces Che; both have the highest HP [[MightyGlacier and ATK, but are slow and can't chain many attacks]]. Next, Noa fights Lu; both are {{Fragile Speedster}}s, the only female on the team, and use quick-chaining attacks. Finally, Vahn combats Gi; both are the leaders of their team and are [[JackOfAllStats the most balanced members statistically]] - they both are also primarily of the Fire element.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ: Special Disk'' gives us "Death Squad 13", Edel Bernal's attempt at forming a ZEUTH-style Ragtag Bunch of Misfits. It begins as a unit composed of Phantom Pain and Titans members under the orders of Neo Roanoke, then gains more members from mercenaries like Timp or Jason Beck, and others like the Frost Brothers and Gym tagging along for fun. It doesn't work nearly as well (most members are nuts, after all) and the squad ends up disbanded without ever meeting ZEUTH in combat once.
* ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' has Prince Vorkken, Chewgi, and the other 98 anonymous members of the Guyzoch, who mimic the Wonderful 100's ability to Unite Morph and Multi-morph, [[spoiler:and have their own variation of Unlimited Form]]. Two subversions in that aside from Vorkken's slight visual resemblance to Wonder Red, that's where the similarities end (Chewgi is a counterpart to nobody), and [[spoiler:eventually they [[HeelFaceTurn join your side]].]]
* The Masked Four (and Joker) in ''VideoGame/Persona2'' Innocent Sin are this story-wise to the main protagonists. It's not readily apparent, but as the game goes on, it becomes clear that Joker based the Masked Four off of the [[spoiler: four children that he played with as a child who later grew up to be the main protagonists. For bonus points, the five children were originally wearing Power Ranger esque masks.]] In-game, only King Leo and Prince Taurus are fought; Lady Scorpio is an optional boss and Queen Aquarius cannot be fought.
* Mutons in the [[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense old]] (and [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown new]]) ''XCOM'' have been described as this, an alien SEAL Team Six to combat your own troops.
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' has a BossBattle against simalucra of Trevor, Grant and Sypha, who were Alucard's companions in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse''. The fake Sypha can also resurrect the fake Trevor as a zombie. This same trio of fake vampire hunters reappears in the Nest of Evil in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin''.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'': [[spoiler:After being ReforgedIntoAMinion by [[{{Necromancer}} Shinnok and Quan Chi]], the revenants serve as their primary enforcers against the forces of Raiden and those of Kotal Kahn, the new ruler of Outworld. Though retaining their original memories despite being brainwashed, the revenants loyally serve Shinnok, [[EvilFeelsGood feeling better committing evil deeds on his behalf]].]]

* Inverted in in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' with the Real Light Warriors who are the strong, brave, wise and merciful warriors destined to save the world, contrasting with the team of jerks we follow. [[spoiler:Except they don't. A team of four white mages saves the world.]]
** There are two other examples that follow the trope a bit more closely, as well. First there's the Dark Warriors, with the technically-a-villain-but-actually-really-nice Garland (as opposed to the technically-a-hero-but-actually-evil Black Mage), the haughty dark elf Drizz'l (as opposed to haughty regular elf Thief), incalculably stupid pirate Bikke (as opposed to incalculably stupid Fighter), and LARP fan Vilbert (as opposed to pen and paper roleplaying enthusiast Red Mage).
** Finally, there are the Other Warriors, made up of the shady and unethical Rogue (Thief), the rule-bending Ranger (Red Mage), the normally friendly but incredibly vicious Berserker (Fighter), and Cleric (Black Mage). Cleric doesn't fit quite as well as the others until you notice that he deliberately plays the Gods themselves against each other to increase his own power.
* Sven's Gang in ''Webcomic/CwensQuest'' appear to be this having a counter part to each of Cwen's friends and allies. Overlaps with EvilCounterpart a bit, although Cwen's [[RevengeBeforeReason isn't exactly a hero]].
* The Linear Guild in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', were [[InvokedTrope deliberately chosen]] by their leader to be this. This gets to the point that he's unwilling to face the Order of the Stick without a full team of evil counterparts, because he's invested so much time and effort into cultivating that identity of them as a team. At one point, he even gets a TokenGoodTeammate to counter [[TokenEvilTeammate Belkar]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'', a minor character [[spoiler: who was fired instead of a major character]] forms a team of other minor characters into a league of minor evil.
* The [[GenderBender T-Girls]] of ''Webcomic/JetDream'' face off against another all-girl flying team, Raven Red and her Dynamic Dare-Dolls. Each of the Dare-Dolls fits a national stereotype that isn't "covered" by one of the T-Girls.

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* While outnumbered and outclassed, Trey and Troy, the "bad" Dimensional Guardians from the web fiction serial ''Literature/DimensionHeroes'', go out of their way to pick fights with the protagonists.
* The Knights of Good of ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' has the Axis of Anarchy, led of course, by Creator/WilWheaton.
* ''Roleplay/TheInsaneQuestOfUnfathomableRandomness'' played with this trope by introducing Doosh, a band of BizarroWorld-type counterparts to the members of Smoosh: [[AnIcePerson Ice Person]] Frost fights an enemy that can manipulate fire, cunning but physically weak vampire Eddie goes up against a powerful but dim-witted werewolf, and so on.
* The ''Roleplay/LeagueOfIntergalacticCosmicChampions'' went up against their other-dimensional counterparts the King's Interstellar Lethal Legionnaires.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'' has a darker [[CastCalculus Six Student Clique]] that are friends of [[SitcomArchNemesis Tricia]]'s that tried to take over their favorite lunch spot.
* In season one of ''WesternAnimation/AlphaTeensOnMachines'', [[BigBad Payne]] and his two henchmen goes through TerribleIntervieweesMontage to find somebody they can hire to fight titular team. After few failures they finds out five [[PsychoForHire maniacs]] who happens to have similar skills and opposite personalities to the members of A.T.O.M.. Seson two has Mu-Team, A.T.O.M.'s evil clones mixed with animals whose natural abilities could improve their skills. Shark's clone was mixed with an actual shark to make him even better swimmer, Hawk's with hornet and bee so he can use his piloting talent to control himself while flying, King's with rhino to make him stronger, and Axel's and Lioness' with snake and cat respective, to increase their agility.
* Not a true example, but one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had Steve calling a group of secretly-delinquent [[ScoutOut "Scout Rangers"]] the "Psycho Rangers".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has the main heroes fight evil versions of themselves twice. The first time happens when they have to save Wakanda from getting invaded by shape-shifting Skrulls. The second happens when Ultron decides to replace all the humans in the world with emotionless robots, and replaces some of the Avengers first.
** The Masters of Evil from the same show combine this with the LegionOfDoom trope.
* The villains in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' made an attempt toward this after they got the rings to create Captain Pollution.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000'' features the Westley kids going up against their counterparts from Eastley, all of whom wear red and black [[PuttingOnTheReich Reich-style uniforms]]. Coincidentally their teacher looks nothing like Sonny.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
** The Delightful Children from Down the Lane look eerily similar to [[FiveManBand Sector V]]. [[spoiler:The movie reveals that they were once the lost team from Sector Z.]]
** Another episode, Operation: P.O.O.L., introduces their MirrorUniverse counterparts, the Destructively Nefarious Kids. Their personalities were the opposite of the "positive" group.
* Clones of the protagonists from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. Subverted in that only Goliath's clone [[SdrawkcabName Thailog]] was actually evil. But they did have the same fighting their doubles problem.
** In the comic book continuation, [[spoiler:Lexington's clone Brentwood chose to stick with Thailog. He's portrayed, like the rest, as more gullible and naive than actually evil]].
* The Shadow Avengers were [=MacBeth's=] attempt to create her own version of the ''WesternAnimation/InvisibleNetworkOfKids''.
* The Anti J-Team in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', comprised of criminal counterparts of Jackie, Jade, Viper, El Toro, and Tohru.
* Played straight and subverted on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. In the original, there were three versions of the Injustice Gang. However, only the third was made of any form of counterparting to the seven members of the League (and even then, the relations were stretched at best), and the fights for each tended to trade off who fought who every time. In ''Unlimited'', the various Injustice League members merged into the LegionOfDoom, which had grown in response to the Justice League's growth. It should be noted that the villain The Shade has the distinction of being on all four Injustice Leagues. (He points this out at the third Injustice League formation, to which the villain recruiting him replies "Third time's the charm".)
** The AlternateUniverse counterparts introduced in "[[{{JusticeLeagueS2E11And12ABetterWorld}} A Better World]]" are near perfect examples. Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}} did mention that having counterparts willing to break any "rules" they kept would make them much more difficult to fight. It was somewhat subverted when [[spoiler:Batman's counterpart proved to still have the same sense of morality.]] In ''Unlimited'', [[spoiler:Brainiac/Luthor]] recreated the alternate universe counterparts, and a few needed to trade partners to defeat them. (Flash defeated his counterpart in a most excellent way. His counterpart taunted him [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech by saying no one else trusts him with his childish behavior]] and the Flash responded with [[ShutUpHannibal "Says you! I got a seat at the big conference table...I'm going to paint my logo on it!" And he proceeded to destroy the counterpart.]]) Franchise/TheFlash and his evil counterpart were particularly interesting, since in the Alternate Earth Luthor based his team on, the Flash had died (which is what prompted that League's StartOfDarkness in the first place). So instead of a Justice Lord version of Flash, Luthor created a copy of ''Professor Zoom''. Which makes one wonder where he got the idea...
** In the GrandFinale, when the Legion of Doom and the Justice League were about to come to blows, there was an excellent shot of everybody facing off with their EvilCounterpart: Green Lantern vs. Sinestro, Superman vs. Bizarro, Atomic Skull vs. Comicbook/CaptainAtom, Giganta vs. S.T.R.I.P.E, Volcana vs. Fire...and Batman standing alone, since nobody is cool enough to beat Batman. Or because of [[ExecutiveMeddling the Bat embargo]], none of his rogue's gallery could appear.
* In a different Paul & Joe cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010'', another not-quite-evil team, the Kennel Kittens, occasionally appeared to antagonize (and even sometimes cooperate with) the main Pound Puppies team. The greatest difference between the two (beside species) were that the Kennel Kittens were a bit more willing to engage in underhanded means against the Pound Puppies than the Pound Puppies were against them.
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' featured a game where the heroes had to fight game sprite copies of themselves in the final level.
* Two counts in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', though neither was exactly evil: once when Lawson decided to put together his own crew to rival TJ's, and once when the main characters went to a school that was full of kids who paralleled the students at Third Street School and had to play kickball against their own doppelgangers.
* The Legion of Low Tide from ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack''.
** Also, in one episode Oleander created her own team of living food fighters to counteract the Sushi Pack. Unfortunately, she made them too much like the Pack, and the two teams were able to see past their differences. That, and she tipped her hand too early (she was planning on eating both teams), so they all teamed up to defeat her instead of each other.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'',
** The H.I.V.E. F.I.V.E. ([[FunWithAcronyms even though there were six of them (in their second appearance)...]]) though the connections aren't quite as direct. The most obvious would probably be Jinx for Comicbook/{{Raven}}. The rest are pretty much up for debate. [[spoiler: Jinx later moved out of this role when she met Kid Flash and he [[HeelFaceTurn convinced her to become a heroine]], while also gaining her affection in the process.]]
** Taken a step further in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', where the H.I.V.E. are brought down to five members, each having a specific Titan they fight against. Robin and Gizmo, Cyborg and Billy Numerous, Beast Boy and Mammoth, Raven and Jinx, and Starfire and Seemore.
** Trigon created evil versions of Starfire, Beast Boy, and Cyborg. The clones proved to be too much for their original counterparts to defeat, until the Titans switched opponents, which allowed them to come out on top.
* One of the {{Big Bad}}s of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward]]'' created mutated clones of the turtles, one for each, and they were even called the "Psycho Turtles". In a reversal of the above Titans mention, the Turtles used knowledge about themselves to defeat their evil counterparts without switching opponents, although typically they do switch opponents. Also, like the original "Psycho Rangers", these clones lasted past the end of the season.
* In the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' series, the Punk Frogs are a notable subversion. While Shredder did (indirectly) mutate them from ordinary frogs, going as far as to teach them how to fight as well as even ''naming them'' based off his heroes such as UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte and UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan, he had to trick the Frogs into believing that the Turtles were the bad guys in order [[LetsYouAndHimFight for the Frogs to fight them.]] When they find out the truth, the Frogs instantly turn against him.
* The [[DistaffCounterpart Rowdyruff Boys]] in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' and the Powerpunk Girls in the ComicBookAdaptation.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''
** In the episode "Citizen Ghost", Peter Venkman recounts how Slimer first came to stay with the Ghostbusters after the Gozer incident. They received new uniforms to replace their original uniforms, which were heavily contaminated with ectoplasm. The ectoplasm later animated the old uniforms, creating four ghostly doppelgangers of the Ghostbusters, out to take down the originals, until Slimer ended up saving them.
** The Peoplebusters in "Flip Side" are a similar set of ghost versions of the Ghostbusters (minus Winston) from an alternate universe version of New York. Even their power sets are flipped, as humans fly and pass through walls in this reality, while the Peoplebusters have their own version of the proton packs (which shoot slime to entangle the Ghostbusters).
* Almost every subgroup has a counterpart team on the opposite side in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''. The Triggerbots and Triggercons, the Protectobots and the Combaticons, the Aerialbots and the Stunticons, etc.
** The G1 origins of the Aerialbots and Stunticons are an inversion, with the former created by the heroes to counteract the latter.
---> ''"Megatron wants to battle us on the roads. We'll fight him in the skies!"''
*** What's ironic about this is that the Stunticons themselves are a type of Psycho Rangers for the Autobots as a whole. They were created by Megatron because he wanted a unit of car-based warriors to counteract the Autobots, the vast majority of whom had car-based alternate forms.
** Due to a shortage of Autobot combiners, however, the Constructicons and Predacons never had exact opposites. The Dinobots and/or Omega Supreme were the arch-enemies of the former, and Sky Lynx was the enemy of the latter. (Despite being small compared to Predaking, Sky Lynx has defeated them more often than not. Because he's that good. [[TheFightingNarcissist And knows it.]])
** While the most deliberate setup was in combiners, the fourth season featured the development of the various Nebulan-partner-based *master technologies--the Autobots first developed Headmasters, which the Decepticons copied and expanded with the Targetmasters. The Autobots then flipped it around and copied the Decepticons to develop Autobot Targetmasters as their {{Good Counterpart}}s.
** A weird and somewhat comical version is the case of Autobot master spy Punch, who acts as ''his own Psycho Ranger'' by transforming into the evil Decepticon agent Counterpunch. Ironically, the Decepticons aren't wise to the deception and seem convinced that he was purpose built to be their counter to Punch. In terms of personality, Counterpunch is actually a separate personality whose behavior is every bit as unpleasant as the average Decepticon's, with the major exception that he shares Punch's goals of helping the Autobots--that may actually make him an odd version of GoodIsNotNice.
* As in the original comic, the animated adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' has two:
** The first group is the Knights of Revenge, renamed Knights of Destruction to distinguish them from the Knights of Vengeance (a cartoon original villainous group that preceded the formation of the Knights of Destruction). There are many indecisive confrontations before Nerissa strips them of their powers to fuel [[ReplacementMooks their replacements]], that constitute the second group (NOT the Runics, as the cartoon never got that far).
** The second group is the previous generation of Guardians, better known as [[InSeriesNickname CHYKN]] after [[TheNicknamer Hay Lin]] [[FunWithAcronyms put their initials together]] as she had done with her own group ("Better witches than chicken"), that [[FallenHero Nerissa]] recruited to fight the protagonists. Of course, for her to pull that off, she ended up having to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy capture and brainwash]] two of her former allies (Kadma and Halinor), create an Altermare of the one who resisted her brainwashing and brainwash ''that'' (Yan Lin, which led to her granddaughter Hay Lin's HeroicBSOD) and resurrect and brainwash the fourth [[spoiler: whom she killed many years ago]], (Cassidy). While technically stronger than WITCH because they had two {{Amplifier Artifact}}s to their one, CHYKN was ineffective due the mind control reducing their intelligence, making them reliant on Nerissa and screwed if she was distracted. Nerissa changed tactics after they suffered a CurbStompBattle and later used them to attack WITCH when they were split up and not transformed, and had to put them inside the Seal of Nerissa for the rest of the season when they managed to throw off the brainwashing.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}} Turbo F.A.S.T.]]'' had FAJITA, a team of snails owned by a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Guy Fieri stand-in]] that tried to take advantage of FAST's weaknesses to outrace them. FAST used an opponent switch, except for Turbo, who beat his counterpart Fusion on his own by using his hubris against him.
* The Cutie Mark Crusaders in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had some in their 2 bullies (plus one that joined said bullies for only one episode), though it wasn't that overt. Sweetie Belle and Diamond Tiara had practically the same color scheme, only swapped (Sweetie Belle is white with pink and purple hair, while Diamond Tiara is pink with white and purple hair). Apple Bloom and Babs Seed are both apples, and neither had their cutie marks (though they both got theirs later). Scootaloo and Silver Spoon don't have that many similarities, except that neither have had their families shown, and Silver Spoon's loyalty to Diamond Tiara is the element of Scootaloo's mentor.
* Inverted with the Danger Society from the ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'' episode of the same name. The Danger Society is a team of four humans, who despite being average, are far more competent and heroic than [[SuperZeroes the League]]. The League deciding to trash their headquarters and intimidate the members only makes this inversion clearer (and the League look even worse than usual).