Playing With: Rival Turned Evil

Basic Trope: A rival character becomes more of a threat to the hero.
  • Straight: Nego was a Worthy Opponent of Ichigo until he made a turn for the worst.
  • Exaggerated: Nego was a rival to Ichigo, but turns into a psychopathic foe killing thousands of innocents.
  • Downplayed: Nego was a Friendly Rival to Ichigo, but then becomes a bitter one.
  • Justified:
    • Nego was tired of being surpassed by Ichigo and turns to the dark side to make himself stronger than him.
    • Nego was getting sick of Ichigo ignoring him, and sides with the villains just so he can take him more seriously.
    • Nego feels that his (grudging) respect for Ichigo has made him weak.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Nego turns out to not even have been present at whichever incident that convinced Ichigo that he has turned evil.
  • Double Subverted: ... But he was the main force behind it.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Nego remains an honorable rival.
  • Enforced: "We need more enemies for Ichigo. How about we turn Nego evil?"
  • Lampshaded: "I don't believe you, Nego! You went from my greatest opponent to my worst enemy!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Nego refuses to give in to the dark side and remains an honorable opponent for Ichigo.
  • Discussed: The Watson: "What's the deal with you and this Nego guy? Every time we fight him it's like you know exactly what he's gonna do! You two had some kind of history?"
  • Conversed: "Did- Did Nego just cross the Moral Event Horizon? He used to be a good guy! ... Kinda!"

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