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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'', Tygra doubled as Lion-O's Lancer and TheSmartGuy. The latter is relative since the team's [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]], Panthro, was a GeniusBruiser.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'', ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985'', Tygra doubled as Lion-O's Lancer and TheSmartGuy. The latter is relative since the team's [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]], Panthro, was a GeniusBruiser.



** From [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra the sequel series,]] Mako grows into this role.

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** From [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra the sequel series,]] SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Mako grows into this role.



* Duke L'Orange in ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'', a former GentlemanThief [[HeelFaceTurn turned]] [[LaResistance freedom fighter]], contrasts nicely to not only [[TheHero Wildwing]] but the rest of the team, especially since he's the only one who. regularly uses a melee weapon. (a [[LaserBlade laser sword]])

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* Duke L'Orange in ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'', a former GentlemanThief [[HeelFaceTurn turned]] [[LaResistance freedom fighter]], contrasts nicely to not only [[TheHero Wildwing]] but the rest of the team, especially since he's the only one who. regularly uses a melee weapon. weapon (a [[LaserBlade laser sword]])sword]]).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', Sean serves this role in the FiveManBand as he is a {{Foil}} towards TheLeader Jet in every single way. While Jet always leaps before looking, is highly energetic, and unironically loves making mistakes, Sean is more cautious, intellectual, and nervous in general.


* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' is a rare example where the protagonist is someone's lancer. Creative freethinker Raven helps [[LovableAlphaBitch Apple]]- a hidebound traditionalist- to think outside the box and deal with unprecedented situations.

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* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'' is a rare example where the protagonist is someone's lancer. Creative freethinker Raven helps [[LovableAlphaBitch Apple]]- a hidebound traditionalist- to think outside the box and deal with unprecedented situations.


* Although they weren't part of a FiveManBand, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck could be considered this to Disney/MickeyMouse. He was the second most popular character in the Disney stable and something of an AntiHero compared to the family friendly Mickey. Also, depending on the story, Donald would either regard Mickey as his best friend or be jealous of his success and popularity.

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* Although they weren't part of a FiveManBand, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck could be considered this to Disney/MickeyMouse.WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse. He was the second most popular character in the Disney stable and something of an AntiHero compared to the family friendly Mickey. Also, depending on the story, Donald would either regard Mickey as his best friend or be jealous of his success and popularity.


* Although they weren't part of a FiveManBand, Disney/DonaldDuck could be considered this to Disney/MickeyMouse. He was the second most popular character in the Disney stable and something of an AntiHero compared to the family friendly Mickey. Also, depending on the story, Donald would either regard Mickey as his best friend or be jealous of his success and popularity.

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* Although they weren't part of a FiveManBand, Disney/DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck could be considered this to Disney/MickeyMouse. He was the second most popular character in the Disney stable and something of an AntiHero compared to the family friendly Mickey. Also, depending on the story, Donald would either regard Mickey as his best friend or be jealous of his success and popularity.


* Marco Diaz can be considered this to Star Butterfly in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' especially after becoming her [[spoiler:squire]]

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* Marco Diaz can be considered this to Star Butterfly in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' especially after becoming her [[spoiler:squire]][[spoiler:squirel]]
* Although they weren't part of a FiveManBand, Disney/DonaldDuck could be considered this to Disney/MickeyMouse. He was the second most popular character in the Disney stable and something of an AntiHero compared to the family friendly Mickey. Also, depending on the story, Donald would either regard Mickey as his best friend or be jealous of his success and popularity.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', even though they are no longer master and padawan, and they both hold the same rank as 'general' during the Clone Wars, Anakin is Obi-Wan's lancer when they are on a mission together. Each Jedi knight has a clone officer as a lancer. Obi-Wan's is Commander Cody and Anakin's is Captain Rex.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', even though they Ahsoka and Obi Wan are no longer master and padawan, and they both hold the same rank as 'general' during the Clone Wars, Anakin is Obi-Wan's lancer Anakin's Lancers when they are on a mission together. Each Jedi knight has a clone officer as a lancer. Obi-Wan's is Commander Cody and Anakin's is Captain Rex.


* Raven in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fits the trope closest, being a DarkIsNotEvil AntiHero, and having very subdued emotions to contrast HotBlooded [[TheHero Robin]]. However, Cyborg tends to be the one who leads the team when Robin is away, despite (or perhaps because of) being TheSmartGuy. The show plays with team roles of the FiveManBand. Cyborg and Beast Boy tend to switch off on which one is being TheBigGuy or TheSmartGuy, and Cyborg has shades of TheLancer as well.

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* Raven Cyborg in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fits the trope closest, being a DarkIsNotEvil AntiHero, and having very subdued emotions to contrast HotBlooded [[TheHero Robin]]. However, Cyborg tends to be the one who leads the team laid back when Robin is away, despite (or perhaps because of) being TheSmartGuy. The show plays with team roles serious, serious when Robin is obsessed, and takes command of the FiveManBand. Cyborg and Beast Boy tend to switch off on which one is being TheBigGuy or TheSmartGuy, and Cyborg has shades of TheLancer as well.team the most often when Robin isn't there.

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* Marco Diaz can be considered this to Star Butterfly in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' especially after becoming her [[spoiler:squire]]

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* The appropriately-named Lance in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender,'' Keith's opposite number, would-be rival and [[spoiler:eventual right-hand man.]]

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** Zapp Brannigan, a MilesGloriosus, has his own Lancer in Kiff, a put-upon ButtMonkey.
** Professor Farnsworth is a MadScientist; Amy Wong, his assistant, is a GeniusDitz.


* Ironically, although being the title character, ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' was actually his team's [[TheLancer Lancer]]. However, his deeds may also make him the Hero, next to Princess Sally.

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* Ironically, although being the title character, ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' Sonic was actually his team's [[TheLancer Lancer]]. Lancer]] in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM''. However, his deeds may also make him the Hero, next to Princess Sally.Hero.


* Brooklyn in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', especially when Goliath promoted him to be his NumberTwo. He differs that while Goliath is very physical and direct in his methods with a knack for inspiring his clan, Brooklyn is quieter and more calculating at work as a superb tactician who can organize assaults that seemingly can whup ''anybody''. His only major weakness is that he hates Demona with a fury strong enough to attack her on sight, to the frustration of the clan. Brooklyn is the second type of lancer in that he holds Goliath in high esteem and has no desire to challenge his authority, much less replace him. Still, during the extended time that Goliath was absent, Brooklyn was in charge and old veteran Hudson deferred to his authority and there is no question that he is really good at the job.

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* Brooklyn in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', especially when Goliath promoted him to be his NumberTwo. He differs in that while Goliath is very physical and direct in his methods with a knack for inspiring his clan, Brooklyn is quieter and more calculating at work as a superb tactician who can organize assaults that seemingly can whup ''anybody''. His only major weakness is that he hates Demona with a fury strong enough to attack her on sight, to the frustration of the clan. Brooklyn is the second type of lancer in that he holds Goliath in high esteem and has no desire to challenge his authority, much less replace him. Still, during the extended time that Goliath was absent, Brooklyn was in charge and old veteran Hudson deferred to his authority and there is no question that he is really good at the job.


* In the ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'', even though they are no longer master and padawan, and they both hold the same rank as 'general' during the Clone Wars, Anakin is Obi-Wan's lancer when they are on a mission together. Each Jedi knight has a clone officer as a lancer. Obi-Wan's is Commander Cody and Anakin's is Captain Rex.

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* In the ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', even though they are no longer master and padawan, and they both hold the same rank as 'general' during the Clone Wars, Anakin is Obi-Wan's lancer when they are on a mission together. Each Jedi knight has a clone officer as a lancer. Obi-Wan's is Commander Cody and Anakin's is Captain Rex.



* Alice Nimbletoes, AngelinaBallerina's best friend, in the original and CGI series.

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* Alice Nimbletoes, AngelinaBallerina's WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina's best friend, in the original and CGI series.


* From ''TheTick'' animated series we have Die Fledermaus. [[spoiler:His live action counterpart Bat Manuel too.]]

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* From ''TheTick'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' animated series we have Die Fledermaus. [[spoiler:His live action counterpart Bat Manuel too.]]

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