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** Korra grew up in the water tribe but is fiery, passionate, and aggressive, while waterbenders are usually associated with patience and flexibility. She is also the Avatar which imbues her with powers to connect to the spirit realm as she is meant to act as a mediator between the realms, but [[ContrastingSequelMainCharacter unlike her predecessor]] her spiritual sense is very low and she is not at all naturally diplomatic.

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** Korra grew up in the water tribe but is fiery, passionate, and aggressive, while waterbenders are usually associated with patience and flexibility. She is also the Avatar which imbues her with powers to connect to the spirit realm as she is meant to act as a mediator between the realms, but [[ContrastingSequelMainCharacter unlike her predecessor]] her spiritual sense is very low and she is not at all naturally diplomatic. [[DownplayedTrope That said]], there's a reason she defaults to ''fire'' early on as her combat element of choice, even if she's the waterbender for her pro-bending team.


There could be an in-universe reason regarding the logistics of their superpowers -- for example, one might expect a character with a flashy, highly destructive superpower to have a bombastic and excitable personality to match, but they are logical and cool-headed to mitigate potential damage. They may also be rejecting the way the superpower is traditionally taught. Occasionally, a proper-looking case of PersonalityPowers may involve the character having HiddenDepths, where their true personality is the opposite of the power they're using. The reverse may also be true.

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There could be an in-universe reason regarding the logistics of their superpowers -- for example, one might expect a character with a flashy, highly destructive superpower to have a bombastic and excitable personality to match, but they are logical and cool-headed to mitigate potential damage. They may also be rejecting the way the superpower is traditionally taught. Occasionally, a proper-looking case of PersonalityPowers may involve the character having HiddenDepths, where their true personality is the opposite of the power they're using. The reverse may also be true.
true. And sometimes it ''is'' based on their personality, but in a non-intuitive way; a HotBlooded water user might simply be a manifestation of a ''stormy'' sea.


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->'''Geras:''' For a cryomancer, you run hot.\\
'''Frost:''' My well of hate runs deep.\\
'''Geras:''' Deep enough for you to ''drown'' in it.

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For a cryomancer, you run hot.\\
'''Frost:''' '''Frost''': My well of hate runs deep.\\
'''Geras:''' '''Geras''': Deep enough for you to ''drown'' in it.








* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', the HotBlooded outgoing Marle has ice powers, while the calmer more introverted Lucca uses fire. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen They were originally going to have elements that more appropriately lined up with their personality types]], but they got swapped at some point in development; hence the explanation on why Marle has fire powers on the cover art.

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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', the HotBlooded outgoing Marle has ice powers, while the calmer more introverted Lucca uses fire. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen They were originally going to have elements that more appropriately lined up with their personality types]], but they got swapped at some point in development; hence the explanation on why Marle has fire powers on the cover art.


* The Four Constellations in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaThePawsOfDestiny''. Explained as each panda cub being given a power that would help them develop a neglected side of their personality.

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* The Four Constellations in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaThePawsOfDestiny''. Explained as ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaThePawsOfDestiny'' were each panda cub being given [[InvokedTrope deliberately given]] a power that would help them develop a neglected side of their personality.


** Fan Tong, the passive, sensitive one, has his powers manifest as BigFreakingSword.

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** Fan Tong, the passive, sensitive one, has his powers manifest as a BigFreakingSword.

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* The Four Constellations in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaThePawsOfDestiny''. Explained as each panda cub being given a power that would help them develop a neglected side of their personality.
** Nu Jai, the careful, sometimes overthinking leader, is given a powerful HandBlast.
** Bao, a bombastic, charge-in-head-first kind of guy, becomes a BarrierWarrior.
** Jing, who is morbid and perpetually angry, gets HealingHands.
** Fan Tong, the passive, sensitive one, has his powers manifest as BigFreakingSword.

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** [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Wamuu]] specializes in [[BlowYouAway Wind Mode]], but is a stoic, honorable ProudWarriorRaceGuy.


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** Yoarashi Inasa has [[BlowYouAway wind powers]], but is ''extremely'' HotBlooded.


** Kanjuro has the power to [[ArtInitiatesLife bring to life anything he draws]]. Normally, this is associated with talented artist types, and while he has all the passion for drawing expected of someone with this power, he has [[TerribleArtist very little talent for drawing]]. The result is Kanjuro always being surrounded by badly drawn creatures, all of whom want to be {{Mercy Kill}}ed, or at least reverted back to an inanimate drawing once their tasks are finished.

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** Kanjuro has the power to [[ArtInitiatesLife bring to life anything he draws]]. Normally, this is associated with talented artist types, and while he has all the passion for drawing expected of someone with this power, he has [[HighHopesZeroTalent very little talent]] [[TerribleArtist very little talent for drawing]]. The result is Kanjuro always being surrounded by badly drawn creatures, all of whom [[DeathSeeker want to be {{Mercy Kill}}ed, killed]], or at least reverted back to an inanimate drawing once their tasks are finished.

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* The {{Paper Master}}s of the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' franchise are typically compulsive {{Bookworm}}s. However, Anita of ''Anime/RODTheTV'' outright ''hates'' books.

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** Jojo in general loves playing with this trope. The main character of Vento Aureo is able to [[CreatingLife turn inanimate objects into living creatures]] however instead of being gentle and caring (although he often can be), he's a brutal gangster with a slight sadistic streak and most commonly uses his powers to torture and kill. it would cross over into GoodPowersBadPeople if it weren't for the [[CompleteMonster recipients]] of his beatdowns, and his [[TranquilFury face showing]] [[CompleteMonster EXACTLY]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil why]] he's beating them to death.


* Fate Testarossa-Harlaown from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has lightning magic and is the FastestThingAlive, yet she is calm, motherly, and something of a ShrinkingViolet.

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Fate Testarossa-Harlaown from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has lightning magic and is the FastestThingAlive, yet she is calm, motherly, and something of a ShrinkingViolet.ShrinkingViolet.
** Reinforce Zwei is far more outgoing and cheerful than one would normally suspect from an ice mage.


->'''Geras:''' For a [[AnIcePerson cryomancer]], you [[HotBlooded run hot.]]\\

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->'''Geras:''' For a [[AnIcePerson cryomancer]], cryomancer, you [[HotBlooded run hot.]]\\\\

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* Jack from ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' is a [[TheSmartGuy computer genius]] NonActionGuy who ends up with SuperStrength. He feels rather embarrassed about it and hates being pigeonholed as the one to do the heavy lifting.


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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Part of the abrasive [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jayfeather's]] powers is being TheEmpath.


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* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'': The second series has the RedOniBlueOni dynamic between [[FireForgedFriends Winter and Qibli]], with [[AnIcePerson Winter]] as the red and the fire-breathing Qibli as the blue.

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* The 2003 ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime has a CanonForeigner character who has [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] and behaves more like the typical fire/mad bomber type.

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