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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' and her eventual boyfriend Ron Stoppable. Possible is pragmatically a superhero who uses acrobatics and gadgets to save the world, Stoppable usually just tries to keep up.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' and her eventual boyfriend Ron Stoppable. Possible Kim is pragmatically a superhero who uses acrobatics and gadgets to save the world, Stoppable while Ron usually just tries to keep up.


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* Leo and Vincent develop into this over the course of ''VideoGame/AWayOut'' as they seek to escape from prison and take revenge on the mob dude that screwed them both over. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, when Vincent is revealed to be an undercover cop who was using Leo all along, the final battle the two of them fight is against each other]].

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* ''Literature/DeadBeat'': Savvy medical examiner Butters is paired up with the powerful wizard fighter Dresden. In later books Butters never quite outgrows the flavor of an ActionSurvivor with his cautious prep work but becoming a [[spoiler:Knight of the Cross with a lightsaber]] makes him an ActionHero in his own right.


If the NonActionGuy at least manages to compensate by being TheSmartGuy, you have BrainsAndBrawn. On the other hand, if the ActionHero [[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining sacrificed a basic skill for their awesome training]], the Action Survivor will help [[UpbringingMakesTheHero round them out]]. Expect these disparities and constant action to make them VitriolicBestBuds. However, if they're compatible enough with each other in that they each manage to kick equal amounts of ass, they're probably BashBrothers.

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If the NonActionGuy at least manages to compensate by being TheSmartGuy, you have BrainsAndBrawn. On the other hand, if If the ActionHero [[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining sacrificed a basic skill for their awesome training]], the Action Survivor will help [[UpbringingMakesTheHero round them out]].out]]. And if they're [[TheLoad not good for anything else]], at least the Action Survivor can play TheHeart and/or MoralityPet to an Action Hero who's become a KnightInSourArmor or otherwise hardened by his violent past. Expect these disparities and constant action to make them VitriolicBestBuds. However, if they're compatible enough with each other in that they each manage to kick equal amounts of ass, they're probably BashBrothers.


* This is ''exactly'' how Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz start out in ''ComicBook/GreenLanterns''. Though both are [[EnsignNewbie relative newbies to their powers and duties]] for whom [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the Call just won't hang up]], Simon is ''far'' more combat-ready with his Power Ring and is the ActionHero archetype, preferring the "direct approach" to problems - which often equates to "[[HotBlooded jump right in with brute force]]"; his idea of planning ahead is to keep a loaded handgun as "backup" in case the Ring fails. Jessica, meanwhile, is the consummate ActionSurvivor half of this trope: her introduction in a prior ''Justice League'' arc established her as a chronic InnocentBystander running and hiding from both real and imagined threats for literal in-universe ''years'' as part of her {{backstory}}...and note, all of that was ''before'' the entire planet started getting [[EmotionBomb Emotion Bombed with rage energy]] in the opening arc of ''Green Lanterns''. In this book, she vastly prefers the cautious, strategic approach that might keep everyone alive; her first thought when the Red Lantern Corps invades is even "[[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham shouldn't we]] call [[TheCavalry the Justice League]]?" And until the very end of the "Rage Planet" arc, she can't even generate a HardLight construct...which means she can't utilize the "[[GreenLanternRing greatest weapon in the universe]]" in anything except mostly-defensive functions like flight, which results in her relying on Simon to do most of the physical attacking [[spoiler:and in her spending much of the climactic battle of "Rage Planet" curled up in hiding, while she tries to tamp down her panic attack]]. Part of Simon's character growth in that arc is learning that her cautious approach has merits because even he has limits, while hers is about [[HeroicWillpower overcoming her fear]] enough to wield her Power Ring to its full, ''proactive'' extent - not unlike [[spoiler:the [[ActionSurvivor narrator]]'s]] development from ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.

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* This is ''exactly'' how Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz start out in ''ComicBook/GreenLanterns''. Though both are [[EnsignNewbie relative newbies to their powers and duties]] for whom [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the Call just won't hang up]], Simon is ''far'' more combat-ready with his Power Ring and is the ActionHero archetype, preferring the "direct approach" to problems - which often equates to "[[HotBlooded jump right in with brute force]]"; his idea of planning ahead is to keep a loaded handgun as "backup" in case the Ring fails. Jessica, meanwhile, is the consummate ActionSurvivor half of this trope: her introduction in a prior ''Justice League'' arc established her as a chronic InnocentBystander running and hiding from both real and imagined threats for literal in-universe ''years'' as part of her {{backstory}}...and note, all of that was ''before'' the entire planet started getting [[EmotionBomb Emotion Bombed with rage energy]] in the opening arc of ''Green Lanterns''. In this book, she vastly prefers the cautious, strategic approach that might keep everyone alive; her first thought when the Red Lantern Corps invades is even "[[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham shouldn't we]] call [[TheCavalry the Justice League]]?" And until the very end of the "Rage Planet" arc, she can't even generate a HardLight construct...which means she can't utilize the "[[GreenLanternRing greatest weapon in the universe]]" in anything except mostly-defensive functions like flight, which results in her relying on Simon to do most of the physical attacking [[spoiler:and and in her spending much of the climactic battle of "Rage Planet" curled up in hiding, while she tries to tamp down her panic attack]].attack. Part of Simon's character growth in that arc is learning that her cautious approach has merits because even he has limits, while hers is about [[HeroicWillpower overcoming her fear]] enough to wield her Power Ring to its full, ''proactive'' extent - not unlike [[spoiler:the [[ActionSurvivor narrator]]'s]] development from ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.


* This is ''exactly'' how Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz start out in ''ComicBook/GreenLanterns''. Though both are [[EnsignNewbie relative newbies to their powers and duties]] for whom [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the Call just won't hang up]], Simon is ''far'' more combat-ready with his Power Ring and is the ActionHero archetype, preferring the "direct approach" to problems - which often equates to "[[HotBlooded jump right in with brute force]]"; his idea of planning ahead is to keep a loaded handgun as "backup" in case the Ring fails. Jessica, meanwhile, is the consummate ActionSurvivor half of this trope: her introduction in a prior ''Justice League'' arc established her as a chronic InnocentBystander running and hiding from both real and imagined threats for literal in-universe ''years'' as part of her {{backstory}}...and note, all of that was ''before'' the entire planet started getting [[EmotionBomb Emotion Bombed with rage energy]] in the opening arc of ''Green Lanterns''. In this book, she vastly prefers the cautious, strategic approach that might keep everyone alive; her first thought when the Red Lantern Corps invades is even "[[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham shouldn't we]] call [[TheCavalry the Justice League]]?" And until [[spoiler:the very end of the "Rage Planet" arc]], she can't even generate a HardLight construct...which means she can't utilize the "[[GreenLanternRing greatest weapon in the universe]]" in anything except mostly-defensive functions like flight, which results in her relying on Simon to do most of the physical attacking [[spoiler:and in her spending much of the climactic battle of "Rage Planet" curled up in hiding, while she tries to tamp down her panic attack]]. Part of Simon's character growth in that arc is learning that her cautious approach has merits because even he has limits, while hers is about [[HeroicWillpower overcoming her fear]] enough to wield her Power Ring to its full, ''proactive'' extent - not unlike [[spoiler:the [[ActionSurvivor narrator]]'s]] development from ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.

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* This is ''exactly'' how Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz start out in ''ComicBook/GreenLanterns''. Though both are [[EnsignNewbie relative newbies to their powers and duties]] for whom [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the Call just won't hang up]], Simon is ''far'' more combat-ready with his Power Ring and is the ActionHero archetype, preferring the "direct approach" to problems - which often equates to "[[HotBlooded jump right in with brute force]]"; his idea of planning ahead is to keep a loaded handgun as "backup" in case the Ring fails. Jessica, meanwhile, is the consummate ActionSurvivor half of this trope: her introduction in a prior ''Justice League'' arc established her as a chronic InnocentBystander running and hiding from both real and imagined threats for literal in-universe ''years'' as part of her {{backstory}}...and note, all of that was ''before'' the entire planet started getting [[EmotionBomb Emotion Bombed with rage energy]] in the opening arc of ''Green Lanterns''. In this book, she vastly prefers the cautious, strategic approach that might keep everyone alive; her first thought when the Red Lantern Corps invades is even "[[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham shouldn't we]] call [[TheCavalry the Justice League]]?" And until [[spoiler:the the very end of the "Rage Planet" arc]], arc, she can't even generate a HardLight construct...which means she can't utilize the "[[GreenLanternRing greatest weapon in the universe]]" in anything except mostly-defensive functions like flight, which results in her relying on Simon to do most of the physical attacking [[spoiler:and in her spending much of the climactic battle of "Rage Planet" curled up in hiding, while she tries to tamp down her panic attack]]. Part of Simon's character growth in that arc is learning that her cautious approach has merits because even he has limits, while hers is about [[HeroicWillpower overcoming her fear]] enough to wield her Power Ring to its full, ''proactive'' extent - not unlike [[spoiler:the [[ActionSurvivor narrator]]'s]] development from ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.


[[caption-width-right:349:Left to right: "[[ActionSurvivor Columbus]]" and "[[ActionHero Tallahassee]]".]]

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A common portrayal is playing the two as ShortRangeGuyLongRangeGuy pair- normally with the badass being a short range fighter and the action survivor supporting from cover. The roles can occasionally be reversed, however: A ColdSniper handing his BumblingSidekick an ax and using him as [[TheBait Zombie Bait]] is not unheard of.

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A common portrayal is playing the two as ShortRangeGuyLongRangeGuy pair- pair, normally with the badass being a short range fighter and the action survivor supporting from cover. The roles can occasionally be reversed, however: A ColdSniper handing his BumblingSidekick an ax and using him as [[TheBait Zombie Bait]] is not unheard of.



* This is ''exactly'' how Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz start out in ''ComicBook/GreenLanterns''. Though both are [[EnsignNewbie relative newbies to their powers and duties]] for whom [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the Call just won't hang up]], Simon is ''far'' more combat-ready with his Power Ring and is the ActionHero archetype, preferring the "direct approach" to problems - which often equates to "[[HotBlooded jump right in with brute force]]"; his idea of planning ahead is to keep a loaded handgun as "backup" in case the Ring fails. Jessica, meanwhile, is the consummate ActionSurvivor half of this trope: her introduction in a prior ''Justice League'' arc established her as a chronic InnocentBystander running and hiding from both real and imagined threats for literal in-universe ''years'' as part of her {{backstory}}...and note, all of that was ''before'' the entire planet started getting [[EmotionBomb Emotion Bombed with rage energy]] in the opening arc of ''Green Lanterns''. In this book, she vastly prefers the cautious, strategic approach that might keep everyone alive; her first thought when the Red Lantern Corps invades is even "[[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham shouldn't we]] call [[TheCavalry the Justice League]]?". And until [[spoiler:the very end of the "Rage Planet" arc]], she can't even generate a HardLight construct...which means she can't utilize the "[[GreenLanternRing greatest weapon in the universe]]" in anything except mostly-defensive functions like flight, which results in her relying on Simon to do most of the physical attacking [[spoiler:and in her spending much of the climactic battle of "Rage Planet" curled up in hiding, while she tries to tamp down her panic attack]]. Part of Simon's character growth in that arc is learning that her cautious approach has merits because even he has limits, while hers is about [[HeroicWillpower overcoming her fear]] enough to wield her Power Ring to its full, ''proactive'' extent - not unlike [[spoiler:the [[ActionSurvivor narrator]]'s]] development from ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.

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* This is ''exactly'' how Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz start out in ''ComicBook/GreenLanterns''. Though both are [[EnsignNewbie relative newbies to their powers and duties]] for whom [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the Call just won't hang up]], Simon is ''far'' more combat-ready with his Power Ring and is the ActionHero archetype, preferring the "direct approach" to problems - which often equates to "[[HotBlooded jump right in with brute force]]"; his idea of planning ahead is to keep a loaded handgun as "backup" in case the Ring fails. Jessica, meanwhile, is the consummate ActionSurvivor half of this trope: her introduction in a prior ''Justice League'' arc established her as a chronic InnocentBystander running and hiding from both real and imagined threats for literal in-universe ''years'' as part of her {{backstory}}...and note, all of that was ''before'' the entire planet started getting [[EmotionBomb Emotion Bombed with rage energy]] in the opening arc of ''Green Lanterns''. In this book, she vastly prefers the cautious, strategic approach that might keep everyone alive; her first thought when the Red Lantern Corps invades is even "[[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham shouldn't we]] call [[TheCavalry the Justice League]]?". League]]?" And until [[spoiler:the very end of the "Rage Planet" arc]], she can't even generate a HardLight construct...which means she can't utilize the "[[GreenLanternRing greatest weapon in the universe]]" in anything except mostly-defensive functions like flight, which results in her relying on Simon to do most of the physical attacking [[spoiler:and in her spending much of the climactic battle of "Rage Planet" curled up in hiding, while she tries to tamp down her panic attack]]. Part of Simon's character growth in that arc is learning that her cautious approach has merits because even he has limits, while hers is about [[HeroicWillpower overcoming her fear]] enough to wield her Power Ring to its full, ''proactive'' extent - not unlike [[spoiler:the [[ActionSurvivor narrator]]'s]] development from ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.

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* ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'': This is [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Bobby Pendragon's]] dynamic with many of the other travelers, especially Loor, until he [[TookALevelInBadass Takes a Level in Badass]] in book 6.




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* Yuuki and Zero sometimes take on this role in ''Manga/VampireKnight'', [[spoiler:especially at the battle against Rido.]]
** [[spoiler: In recent chapters as well when fighting Kaname.]]


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