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** After the first TimeSkip, Erina becomes the Archie with Soma and Asahi [[spoiler: Saiba]] as her respective Betty and Veronica. Asahi is a bad boy rogue chef [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe who is bent on getting Erina to marry him]], while Soma has become one of her biggest supporters and closest friends as her First Seat in the Elite Ten.

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** After the first TimeSkip, Erina becomes the Archie with Soma and Asahi [[spoiler: Saiba]] as her respective Betty and Veronica. Asahi is a bad boy rogue chef [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe who is bent on getting Erina to marry him]], while Soma has become one of her biggest supporters and closest friends as her First Seat in the Elite Ten. [[spoiler: Soma "wins" by virtue of Asahi being revealed to be [[SurpriseIncest Erina's half-brother]], and while the epilogue doesn't show a RelationshipUpgrade between them, [[MaybeEverAfter their inner monologues imply they've developed feelings for each other]].]]


** In Japan, [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Rei]] is seen as the Betty because of her [[NiceGirl gentle disposition]], [[ShrinkingViolet reserved nature]], and tendency to get [[BandageBabe horribly injured]], whereas the [[FieryRedhead Fiery Redheaded]] [[ForeignFanservice foreigner]] Asuka is the cultural Veronica because her forceful and aggressive personality is just so strange to the [[JapanesePoliteness generally reserved]] Japanese public. Contrast this with more demonstrative Western audiences, who see the more outgoing, [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman more human]], more [[BadassAdorable badass]], and more [[CannotSpitItOut overtly in love]] Asuka as the familiar Betty, and the [[CreepyChild bizarre]], [[EmotionlessGirl cold]], and [[UncannyValley strangely unsettling]] Rei as the exotic Veronica. Then add in [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Kaworu]], a [[GayOption Gay]] ThirdOptionLoveInterest so popular in [[HoYay fandom]] that he was made ''canon'' in almost all the alternate continuities. It's played straight in the LighterAndFluffier spinoff series, such as ''Manga/NeonGenesisEvangelionAngelicDays'' and ''Manga/ShinjiIkariRaisingProject''.

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** In Japan, [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Rei]] is seen as the Betty because of her [[NiceGirl gentle disposition]], [[ShrinkingViolet reserved nature]], and tendency to get [[BandageBabe horribly injured]], whereas the [[FieryRedhead Fiery Redheaded]] [[ForeignFanservice [[GorgeousGaijin foreigner]] Asuka is the cultural Veronica because her forceful and aggressive personality is just so strange to the [[JapanesePoliteness generally reserved]] Japanese public. Contrast this with more demonstrative Western audiences, who see the more outgoing, [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman more human]], more [[BadassAdorable badass]], and more [[CannotSpitItOut overtly in love]] Asuka as the familiar Betty, and the [[CreepyChild bizarre]], [[EmotionlessGirl cold]], and [[UncannyValley strangely unsettling]] Rei as the exotic Veronica. Then add in [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Kaworu]], a [[GayOption Gay]] ThirdOptionLoveInterest so popular in [[HoYay fandom]] that he was made ''canon'' in almost all the alternate continuities. It's played straight in the LighterAndFluffier spinoff series, such as ''Manga/NeonGenesisEvangelionAngelicDays'' and ''Manga/ShinjiIkariRaisingProject''.


* Briefly pops up in the third season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' for Judai: Asuka is Betty, as at this point she's been a good friend of his for months now, and [[GayOption Johan]] is Veronica, as he's a mysterious foreigner with an "unusual" destiny. Then there comes [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Yubel,]] who's mostly Veronica (being ''the villain''), but with streaks of Betty ([[{{Hermaphrodite}} they are ]]Judai's ForgottenChildhoodFriend) and CherylBlossom (the last one introduced) thrown in. [[spoiler:Yubel]] wins.

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* Briefly pops up in the third season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' for Judai: Asuka is Betty, as at this point she's been a good friend of his for months now, and [[GayOption Johan]] is Veronica, as he's a mysterious foreigner with an "unusual" destiny. Then there comes [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Yubel,]] who's mostly Veronica (being ''the villain''), but with streaks of Betty ([[{{Hermaphrodite}} they are ]]Judai's ForgottenChildhoodFriend) and CherylBlossom ThirdOptionLoveInterest (the last one introduced) thrown in. [[spoiler:Yubel]] wins.


Also, Tsukushi is the Betty (tomboy but nice) and Sakurako (snarky and manipulative) is the Veronica to the Archie Tsukasa. Later on, Shigeru replaces Sakurako as the Veronica (energegic, aggressive, passionate) while Tsukushi is still a Betty to Tsukasa the Archie

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but nice) and Sakurako (snarky and and
manipulative) is the Veronica to the the
Archie Tsukasa. Later on, Shigeru Shigeru
replaces Sakurako as the Veronica Veronica
(energegic, aggressive, passionate) passionate)
while Tsukushi is still a Betty to Tsukasa the Archie

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Also, Tsukushi is the Betty (tomboy but nice) and Sakurako (snarky and manipulative) is the Veronica to the Archie Tsukasa. Later on, Shigeru replaces Sakurako as the Veronica (energegic, aggressive, passionate) while Tsukushi is still a Betty to Tsukasa the Archie

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** After the first TimeSkip, Erina becomes the Archie with Soma and Asahi [[spoiler: Saiba]] as her respective Betty and Veronica. Asahi is a bad boy rogue chef [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe who is bent on getting Erina to marry him]], while Soma has become one of her biggest supporters and closest friends as her First Seat in the Elite Ten.


* Male example in ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'': Andre is Betty and Fersen is Veronica. But Oscar realizes that her feelings for Fersen were just infatuation and that she truly loves Andre. And every woman in the kingdom has a crush on Fersen. And Fersen does not return Oscar's love.

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* Male example in ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'': Andre ''Manga/TheRoseOfVersailles'': André is Betty and Fersen is Veronica. But Oscar realizes that her feelings for Fersen were just infatuation and that she truly loves Andre.André. And every woman in the kingdom has a crush on Fersen. And Fersen does not return Oscar's love.

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* ''Anime/{{Free}}'': For Haruka's stoic and quiet Archie, Makoto is his ChildhoodFriend who is very [[NiceGuy kind and soft]] that has been with him since they were babies and is still always by his side, while Rin is his HotBlooded [[TheRival rival]] whose relationship with him at the first season was pretty [[FoeYay intense]] due to the guy having experienced [[BreakTheCutie bad stuffs]]. The [[ShipToShipCombat ship war]] between shipper of Haru/Makoto and Haru/Rin is very [[DieForOurShip heated]], to say the least. However, as of season 2, due to the introduction of Rin's own ChildhoodFriend Sousuke, the preferred ships have mostly become Haru/Makoto and Sousuke/Rin.

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* ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'':
** Yuu's whole squad is implied to all have feelings for him in some degrees (with Mitsuba and Shinoa outright confirmed to be crushing on him), and on a scale of Betty to Veronica it is this: Yoichi (the resident NiceGuy who [[TheHeart always try to keep peace]]), Mitsuba (her {{Tsundere}} tendencies at first are progressively toned down and now she is quite the NiceGirl), Shinoa (she's [[{{Keigo}} ultra-polite]] but rather [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] and tends to [[{{Troll}} pick on]] Yuu), Kimizuki (the completely and utterly {{Tsundere}} guy who always [[VitriolicBestBuds fight with Yuu]] and blushes while vehemently denying it when someone points out that he's being nice to Yuu). Then adds in his [[ChildhoodFriend longest]] and [[FanPreferredCouple most preferred]] LoveInterest Mika, who has traits of both: on one hand, he's been with Yuu since they were kids until being separated and always have nothing but the best interests for him, but on the other hand, years of hardship made him incredibly cold, unemotional and almost uncaring to everyone except Yuu.
** [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with the whole Guren/Shinya/Mahiru situation when they were in high school. As they were first introduced, Mahiru and Guren knew each other since childhood and she was very gentle and kind when she first met him again, while [[HoYay Shinya]] was her fiance who attacked Guren on his first day and was more violent with him (although it was more to draw out his real power as Guren was WillfullyWeak). However, after TheReveal that [[spoiler: Mahiru was in alliance with the Hyakuya Sect, betraying the Hiiragi family and endangering the world in the process]], the positions were reversed. [[spoiler: Mahiru, now being completely consumed by her demon side, is the Veronica with {{Yandere}} tendencies, has a MadLove for Guren and even in the present days still [[DemonicPossession using his body]] for her own agenda; while Shinya has now become the Betty that always stays by Guren's side and considers him his [[WorthLivingFor reason to live.]] ]]

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** Soma actually has a second pair of Betty and Veronica in the form of Mayumi Kurase and Ikumi Mito. The former fits the Betty role to a T, being Soma's childhood friend, [[NiceGirl very nice]] [[ShrinkingViolet if a little too timid]], and physically very cute but petite. The latter obviously leans more into the Veronica role, as she became attracted to Soma after he beat her in a shokugeki (that and the fact he called her "cute"), [[TheLadette has a bolder and more aggressive personality]] [[MsFanservice and a curvaceous figure to go with it]]. When the two meet each other, [[ObliviousToLove Soma is completely clueless as to why they're having difficulties getting along]].

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* In ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'', [[ChasteHero while he doesn't think of them that way]] (yet), the titular lead has the most ShipTease with Megumi Tadokoro and Erina Nakiri. Megumi, the Betty, is cute but has a slim build and is overall much plainer with a quiet, domestic and very supportive personality. Erina on the other hand has more of a sexy body type with considerable curves and blonde hair. As far as personality goes, she tends to be more ambitious, aggressive and demanding, [[SugarAndIcePersonality though secretly quite nice]]. For the most part, only Megumi is confirmed to have a crush on Soma, while Erina is more ambiguous but it's heavily hinted that Soma fits the type of man she'd like to be with.

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* ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'': To Akira's Archie, Miki is his caring, gentle and more "normal" ChildhoodFriend Betty, while [[HoYay Ryo]] is a [[{{Bishonen}} pretty]], exotic foreigner with a more aggressive nature and much more obsessive with Akira. This being Devilman, no one wins. [[spoiler: Miki ends up being killed, while Akira also dies in his last battle with Ryo - who was revealed to be Satan - and by Ryo's hands, no less, which leaves Ryo to suffer forever for killing his own love.]]


*** In the manga, due to having his [[FishOutOfWater naivety]] [[NoSocialSkills toward]] [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace human culture]] played up, Kaworu comes off as a {{Jerkass}} Veronica, who is surprisingly a lot more rude and inconsiderate than most of his incarnations. However, it's not out of actual malice, but rather due to his ''very severe'' lack of knowdledge in humanity.

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*** In the manga, due to having his [[FishOutOfWater naivety]] [[NoSocialSkills toward]] [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace human culture]] played up, Kaworu comes off as a {{Jerkass}} Veronica, who is surprisingly a lot more rude and inconsiderate than most of his incarnations. However, it's not out of actual malice, but rather due to his ''very severe'' lack of knowdledge knowledge in humanity.


** In Japan, [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Rei]] is seen as the Betty because of her [[NiceGirl gentle disposition]], [[ShrinkingViolet reserved nature]], and tendency to get [[BandageBabe horribly injured]], whereas the [[FieryRedhead Fiery Redheaded]] [[ForeignFanservice foreigner]] Asuka is the cultural Veronica because her forceful and aggressive personality is just so strange to the [[JapanesePoliteness generally reserved]] Japanese public. Contrast this with more demonstrative Western audiences, who see the more outgoing, [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman more human]], more [[BadassAdorable badass]], and more [[CannotSpitItOut overtly in love]] Asuka as the familiar Betty, and the [[CreepyChild bizarre]], [[EmotionlessGirl cold]], and [[UncannyValley strangely unsettling]] Rei as the exotic Veronica. Then add in [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Kaworu]], a [[GayOption Gay]] ThirdOptionLoveInterest so popular in [[HoYay fandom]] that he was made ''canon'' in almost all the alternate continuities.
** It's played straight in the LighterAndFluffier spinoff series, such as ''Manga/NeonGenesisEvangelionAngelicDays'' and ''Manga/ShinjiIkariRaisingProject''.

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** In Japan, [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Rei]] is seen as the Betty because of her [[NiceGirl gentle disposition]], [[ShrinkingViolet reserved nature]], and tendency to get [[BandageBabe horribly injured]], whereas the [[FieryRedhead Fiery Redheaded]] [[ForeignFanservice foreigner]] Asuka is the cultural Veronica because her forceful and aggressive personality is just so strange to the [[JapanesePoliteness generally reserved]] Japanese public. Contrast this with more demonstrative Western audiences, who see the more outgoing, [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman more human]], more [[BadassAdorable badass]], and more [[CannotSpitItOut overtly in love]] Asuka as the familiar Betty, and the [[CreepyChild bizarre]], [[EmotionlessGirl cold]], and [[UncannyValley strangely unsettling]] Rei as the exotic Veronica. Then add in [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Kaworu]], a [[GayOption Gay]] ThirdOptionLoveInterest so popular in [[HoYay fandom]] that he was made ''canon'' in almost all the alternate continuities.
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continuities. It's played straight in the LighterAndFluffier spinoff series, such as ''Manga/NeonGenesisEvangelionAngelicDays'' and ''Manga/ShinjiIkariRaisingProject''.''Manga/ShinjiIkariRaisingProject''.
** In ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', the situation with Rei and Asuka is a bit different. Even though Asuka's rough and {{Jerkass}} behaviors are toned down to make her more gentle, Rei's YamatoNadeshiko traits and [[SugarAndIcePersonality sweetness]] is cranked UpToEleven, so she's a full-on Betty to Asuka's Veronica.
** [[GayOption Kaworu]] has traits of both Betty and Veronica, depending on which incarnation of his you're considering:
*** In the original anime, while he has the kindness of a Betty, he is still a villain threatening humanity. [[spoiler: Zig-zagged in that Kaworu asks Shinji to kill him so humanity can survive, so he's more Betty.]]
*** In the manga, due to having his [[FishOutOfWater naivety]] [[NoSocialSkills toward]] [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace human culture]] played up, Kaworu comes off as a {{Jerkass}} Veronica, who is surprisingly a lot more rude and inconsiderate than most of his incarnations. However, it's not out of actual malice, but rather due to his ''very severe'' lack of knowdledge in humanity.
*** In ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', Kaworu's mysteriousness is stressed upon to make us believe he's a Veronica. However, in his actual debut in 3.0, he's [[NiceGuy revealed to be a Betty]] who wholeheartedly supports Shinji without any hidden agenda, is pretty much the only one who is nice to him at that point [[spoiler: and even sacrifices himself to stop Shinji from triggerring Fourth Impact.]]

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