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Playing With: Sibling Yin-Yang
Basic Trope: Siblings act like opposites.
  • Straight: Alice is a quiet and shy sister while Bob is a loud and boisterous brother.
  • Exaggerated: Alice is a sane sister with good qualities while Bob is a sociopath with bad qualities.
  • Downplayed: Alice tends to be direct and sincere while Bob is a Deadpan Snarker.
  • Justified:
    • Alice and Bob are half siblings or even Not Blood Siblings.
    • Alice and Bob were seperated at a young age and raised in two very different environments or situations.
  • Inverted: Alice and Bob are exactly the same in every single aspect.
  • Subverted: When we first see them, Alice is quiet because she's exhausted from pulling an all-nighter. When she's well-rested she is just as chatty.
  • Double Subverted: ...however, because Alice is a night owl and Bob is an early riser, they tend to be awake and tired at opposite times.
  • Parodied: Every time Alice perks up and begins speaking enthusiastically, the Trope Police show up and give her a ticket for infringing on her brother's territory.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice and Bob are polar opposites in some ways, but identical or not so different in others.
  • Averted: Alice and Bob do have some differences, but not enough to qualify as this.
  • Enforced: The writers wanted to ensure that none of the characters were too similar to each other.
  • Lampshaded: "Funny how two people growing up in the same family can be so completely different."
  • Invoked: Alice and Bob are Half-Identical Twins who decided to act differently so as not to be confused.
  • Exploited: ...except on purpose, when they do a Twin Switch.
  • Defied: Bob thinks Alice is awesome and tries to act like she does.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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