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  • In Legionnaire, Springbok fancies himself this and a Worthy Opponent to Diplomatic Incident. Unfortunately for him, he's incompetent.
  • In The Lion King Adventures, the King of Dreams is this to Simba. He looks like an older version of him, using his dreams in order to psychologically torture him into turning evil.
  • In Hottie 3: The Best Fan Fic in the World, Judas Blythe, who is from an Alternate Universe, is the evil counterpart of Blythe Baxter from Littlest Pet Shop (2012).
  • Calvin and Hobbes: The Series:
    • Dr. Brainstorm and Calvin are both inventors, though while the former is a Stupid Evil Bungling Inventor Card-Carrying Villain, the latter's inventions actually work most of the time.
    • Likewise, Jack and the MTM are both snarky Do-Anything Robots, though the latter is more faithful than the former.
    • Brainstorm and Jack themselves have evil counterparts in the form of Thunderstorm and Shadow, who are one of the series' most competent villains.
  • Dungeon Keeper Ami has Mercury and Mukrezar - both are physically weak, but possess devastating magical skill, both conquered the Avatar islands, both are resourceful and cunning and use that to win rather than brute strength.
  • Fallout: Equestria has Lilpip and Red Eye. Both are Stable Dwellers that wish to make Equestria like, or better than what it was before the Great War. They also both represent one of the Elements of Harmony when corrupted.
    • Red Eye, who gave up every comfort he had to bring some sense of order to the Wasteland, represents corrupted generosity.
    • Lilpip, who's overwhelming concern for others often leads to self-destructive and irresponsible decisions, represents corrupted kindness.
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    • Lilpip herself lampshades this as she realizes that, though she despises Red Eye's system being built on slavery, it's the first real working infrastructure Equestria has had in hundreds of years. Red Eye, for his part, feels enough mutuality with Lilpip that he offers to abdicate his position to her. It doesn't help that Lilpip is your typical Fallout protagonist (albeit one with exceptionally good karma) and Red Eye is very much an anti-villain compared to other antagonists in the story.
  • In Supergirl fic Hellsister Trilogy, Satan Girl is Kara Zor-El's duplicate, created via exposure to Red Kryptonite. Literally the embodiment of Supergirl's dark side without a conscience to restrain it, she loves killing and destroying with no remorse.
    "All I knew at the time was that I had a fainting spell," said Supergirl. "While I was out, the real Red K effect came through. The thing... it..." She fumbled for words, then burst out: "I was cloned! It cloned me, and the clone was, well, my evil side. My dark side. And it was just as real as... as real as me."
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  • To Kill A Thief has Light Yagami to Miyako Toudaiji.
  • The X-Men fic The Wraith Saga gives us The Wraith, an Eldritch Abomination that is essentially the Yang to the Phoenix Force's Yin, representing Death, darkness and oblivion. Subverted, in that the Phoenix can also be extremely destructive in its own way, but it's made clear that the Wraith potentially poses a much graver threat if it gets out of control.
  • Clash of the Elements: In part 2's finale, Chaos Alex is this to Alex Whiter. Though this is actually Inverted from Chaos Alex's point of view, for he thinks the real Alex is the evil half. Also, the Sin Samurais to the Genesis Samurais.
  • Eridan ends up becoming this to Nepeta in Herding Cats. Where Nepeta ships her fellow trolls in redrom, Eridan does so in blackrom.
  • Racer and the Geek does an interesting take on this trope. Service in the Royal Guard or the Equestrian Royal Army, is considered highly honorable by the populace. However, those who do similar work in a private outfit are considered the lowest of the low. Regardless of the actual character of those involved, their actions and motives will be interpreted very differently depending on if they are a trooper or a contractor.
  • Thanks Kyubey had Juubey as Kyubey's evil counterpart, by having Kyubey have actual emotions and being more forthcoming with information about Puella Magi, and having Juubey act like...well, the canon Kyubey. Juubey got better.
  • The Terminators: Army of Legend has Zack Dawson, the primary antagonist of Volume V, to series protagonist Alex Vaughn. Both were child soldiers (in the same army no less!) and both were best friends in their youth. As is evident in the book, however, Alex learned to cope and make the best of his dark history while Zack, unable to recuperate entirely from the event, became an almost complete inversion to his former comrade. His relationship with the Tartarus Unit—tertiary antagonists of Volumes III and IV—didn't help matters much either.
  • Turnabout Storm has Sonata, an almost complete Identical Stranger to Mia Fey if it wasn't for the whole being-a-unicorn business. While Mia was kind and motherly, Sonata is cold, ruthless, and practices Blackmail, the very practice Mia fought against and lead to her death.
  • Zany To The Max
    • The Zarner siblings, Takko, Jakko, and Zot started out as evil counterparts of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. They first appeared in a parody of The Powerpuff Girls, where they were created by Pinky and the Brain as part of a plot to Take Over the World. This was their only Season 1 appearance. Even though the Zarners started out this way, they've become less evil starting with their second appearance. They even made it into the theme song! (In Season 1, the 4th section started with "Meet ZakKo, Pakko, Makko, Jot, the Yarners, and Coach Nurse." From Season 2 onward, it went "Meet the Warner cousins, Yarner Twins, the Zarners, and Coach Nurse.") By Season 3, the Zarners have become good friends of the Warners.
  • Deconstructed in White Devil of the Moon. Luna sees Fate in her Barrier Jacket and automatically assumes that she's evil. Unfortunately, she finds out that Dark Is Not Evil, but she isn't going to take being attacked lying down.
  • The A Certain Magical Index fic Twist Of Fate features a villain called Kurosawa, the Nightmare Witch, who has I Know What You Fear powers and enjoys Mind Raping people until they die or go into comas. After Kurosawa is defeated, Misaki Shokuhou, a powerful telepath who could Mind Rape someone if she wanted to, points out that Kurosawa is basically a darker version of her.
  • In Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Gentaro and Ryusei obtain dark States changes. Gentaro obtains Void States for the defunct Cosmic States, and Ryusei now has the Meteor Impact States for Meteor Storm.
  • For His Own Sake has Chisato and Kagura, who serve as Eviler Than Thou counterparts to the Spoiled Brats Naru and Mokoto:
    • Like Naru, Chisato wants to get into Tokyo University. However, while Naru works hard to achieve her goals, Chisato is willing to do anything, including lying, cheating and stealing. She also blames Keitaro cousin, Yoshinari for how she got caught stealing the answers to a test, even though she is the one at fault here. In other words, just like Naru, it's Never HER Fault that she does terrible things and she blames those hurt by her actions.
    • Kagura, meanwhile, hates men just for being male and loves uses false accusations as 'justification' for viciously attacking them. In the past, this has led to her flat-out murdering at least one innocent victim. Not only does she show absolutely no remorse for this, she continues to insist she was the one in the right — and her father's lawyers kept her from dealing with the consequences. In a dark mirror of how Naru and Mokoto get others to go along with their punishing Mokoto, Kagura has even remained friends with the victim's sister, convincing her that it was just a 'tragic accident'.
  • Warriors of the World: Soldiers of Fortune has Big Bad Argath Iruvedla being one to Knight Commander Valkron. Both are (or were, in Argath's case) in positions of authority, overseers appointed by their superiors. However, Valkron exploits his rank to save the lives of others and help people while Argath exploited his for his own dark motive of gaining as much power as he possibly could.
  • Mass Effect Human Revolution:
    • Jules Leng is this to Adam. Both are Badass Longcoat-wearing augmented Number Twos to ambitious transhumanist executives, but while Adam always strives to do the right thing even at cost to himself, Jules has few qualms. Possibly none.
    • Johnathan (sic) Scholar is this to David Sarif. Both are the aforementioned ambitious, jet-setting, smooth transhumanists, but Scholar is an utterly amoral monster, whereas Sarif had the best intentions for Adam and the world. Scholar makes an comparison in chapter 41.
  • Hidekaz Himaruya once created Darker and Edgier alternative concept art for several Axis Powers Hetalia characters. The fans have built on these drawings to create the immensely popular 2p!Hetalia characters, all of whom have personalities directly opposite to their canon counterparts. For instance, 2p!Britain is depicted as being good at cooking and either always upbeat, but seriously unhinged as well. Save for the aforementioned official artwork, the 2p!Hetalia characters are completely fanon.
  • The Bridge:
    • Xenilla aka Spacegodzilla is one to Godzilla Jr. They are both sons to Godzilla Sr. and have mostly the same powers, but while Junior wants to protect the innocent, Xenilla wants to take over. It is later revealed that Xenilla was Good All Along and purposely crafted an Evil Counterpart persona to be Junior's enemy and constantly fight him to make him stronger.
    • Monster X is one to King Caesar. They are both brave and noble men who volunteered to be transformed into Kaiju to protect and serve their people, and when they are not needed, they hibernate in a special chamber. King Caesar is beloved by his people as a friend and guardian, and his chamber is a peaceful sanctuary. Monster X gained a Super-Powered Evil Side, Kaizer Ghidorah, is hated and feared by his people who only see him a dangerous but necessary weapon, and his chamber is a prison.
    • King Sombra is one to Xenilla of all people. They both have power over crystal and want to take over a kingdom. Xenilla is polite, knows a bit about Pragmatic Villainy, and is implied to be a bit noble deep down. Sombra is extremely egotistical and constantly expresses how much he enjoys making others suffer and die. While Xenilla's crystals can heal and empower people, Sombra's crystals are toxic.
  • Fallout: Equestria: Snowfall gives us one to Red Eye: (Does it count if both are evil?) The Shadow King, better known as King Sombra. Both want to restore Equestria to it's former glory, both are actively trying to do so, (although Sombra is doing so a bit more slowly) and both are using the main character to do this. The key difference is that while Red Eye is a Well-Intentioned Extremist genuinely willing to make Equestria a better place, to the point that he plans on killing himself so someone like him isn't around to ruin his new world, Sombra is every bit the evil tyrant who appeared on the show, and probably just wants the Crystal Empire back for purely selfish reasons.
  • In God Slaying Blade Works, Mordred the Black Knight is one to Shirou Emiya. Mordred can perform a Storm of Blades attack that looks like a smaller scale version of Unlimited Blade Works. Mordred also reacts the same way Shirou does to being called a faker, by boasting that a copy can surpass the original.
  • The Last Brony: Kingdom Hearts With a Black Sora: Black Riku is this to Black Sora. Both are husbandos created by Vinyl Scratch, and thus have similar personalities because All Girls Want Bad Boys. They also both have a pup sidekick which they can use to do a Fusion Dance.
  • In Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion, Tetsuya is basically a meaner, less moral version of Tamaki.
  • Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox: Gaara is this to Naruto. Both of them trained together in the program that would lead them to becoming members of the Nine Terrors, but they couldn't be any more different: Gaara lost both of his parents, while Naruto's parents are still alive; Gaara wanted to use his newly-gained skills to take over the country, while Naruto wanted to use his skills in service to said country; Gaara doesn't care about the number of people he killed during the 365 days or after, while Naruto can never forget the exact number he personally killed during the year of terror; and Gaara has used his skills following the 365 days to become a crime boss, while Naruto largely hides his talents so as not to unduly alarm the public and has been trying to atone for his misdeeds during the 365 days.
  • Yin And Yang Series: While not explicitly seen as such, Nikolai Kezanstav and Fuyuki Hinata are both occult-loving boys that met aliens.... only, it didn't ended well for the alien, on Nikolai's part.
    • Doesn't end too well for Nikolai either...
  • Mortal Kombat: Desperation: Raiden, the Big Bad of this Mortal Kombat fanfic, is one to Kotal Kahn. While both of them are their realms' respective rulers, Kotal Kahn wants to protect his realm from Raiden, who wants to merge it with Earthrealm so he could instigate a Class Z Apocalypse How.
  • Hope for the Heartless: Arawn is the perfect opposite of Avalina and everything she represents. The Death Lord of Annuvin hates every living thing and is recognizable from the coldness his presence provides, while the animal-loving peasant girl has an extraordinarily strong aura of life that helps her in turning a dead wasteland into a healthy econiche. Arawn was a key factor in regards to the Horned King becoming The Dreaded monster from The Black Cauldron, while Avalina is slowly turning the lich more humane.
  • The antagonist of Peter Chimaera's Digimon 2: Return of Digimon is the aptly named Evil Digimon, who is an evil counterpart to Digimon, the main character.
  • Professor Arc: Cinder becomes this to Jaune. Both of them, through deception and cunning, manage to sneak their way into Beacon. While Jaune indulges in self-serving goals, he ultimately has noble and lofty aims. Cinder has self-servings goals, but ultimately not-noble aims. While Jaune, as a student counselor, helps his charges with their problems, Cinder plays mind games with them, toys with them for her own ends, even willing to kill them in her gambit to claim power.
  • Old West: Benjamin Hares, the estranged con artist husband of Grace Glossy, is this to Sheriff Rango. They're both cowardly, have a tendency to get into trouble, and aren't above bluffing to get out. This fits their species because Rango is a chameleon while Benjamin is a gopher snake, a species that mimics rattlesnakes to ward off predators. However, while Rango cares for people and means to do the right thing despite his vices, Benjamin cares only about himself and his own safety. The climax has Rango doing something that symbolically proves his moral superiority over Hares: he jumps in the way of the bullet the Big Bad aims at Benjamin's wife and son, something the by then dead Hares wouldn't have likely done.
  • Forever Evil gives Owlman to Batman — his doppelganger from a morality-inverted universe who's very much a Social Darwinist crime boss. Interestingly, Owlman is much more openly affectionate and doting towards his sidekick than Batman. He's still an horrendous Parental Substitute due to his deep Yandere tendences.
  • Kimberly-T's Gargoyles fanfics create a good counterpart to the anti-Gargoyle Quarrymen in the People for Interspecies Tolerance; where they were a two-scene wonder at best in the show, here they are clearly explored as a group actively working to protect and befriend gargoyles just because it's the right thing to do, with no agenda or ulterior motive; Macbeth gave them some financial assistance to get off the ground, but the actual idea was all the members' own,
  • Prince Jewelius, the Big Bad of Loved And Lost, an extended retelling of "A Canterlot Wedding", is this to Twilight Sparkle as well as her Love-Interest Traitor. Both young unicorns are inquisitive, charismatic, closely connected to Equestria's ruling royalty, and they have a purple color motif as well as a reliable assistantnote . However, while the sociopathic Jewelius is capable of feigning kindness and nobility, it's not authentic like with Twilight, and unlike her, he gathers knowledge and makes acquaintances solely for his own benefit. They both used to play as foals with Princess Cadance who treated both of them like they were her younger siblings. Twilight is mistaken to be a Green-Eyed Monster in regards to Cadance as per canon, but it's actually Jewelius who holds extreme hatred toward Cadance just because of her popularity. Twilight adores Cadance (the real deal, that is) to the point that Jewelius is unable to destroy the high esteem Twilight holds in regards to her even though he manages to corrupt her into disowning her brother, mentor and friends. Jewelius hates his cousin Cadance and aunt Celestia because he feels they've wronged him by being more loved than him, overthrows them by using the Changeling invasion he himself started, tries to murder them both, and delusionally believes his tyrannical reign is superior to Celestia's. After the falling out Twilight has with her brother, mentor and friends at the wedding rehearsal, Jewelius manipulates her into thinking they've taken advantage of her all along, and she refuses to trust them as they try to get through to her and warn her about Jewelius' true nature. However, Twilight gradually stops holding a grudge against her loved ones, forsaking the exaggerated feelings of victimhood in favour of reconciling with them. Jewelius in turn refuses to abandon his own delusions of supremacy or take up the chances of reconciliation the family members he has betrayed offer him.


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