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Basic Trope: A pair of twins have personalities that are completely opposite from each other.

  • Straight: Alice is outgoing, isn't very good at studying or anything school related, and always has time for fun. Her twin brother Bob, by contrast, is introverted, always scores high grades, and works constantly even if he doesn't need to.
  • Exaggerated: Alice and Bob are so much in contrast to one another that many are left to wonder if they're actually related.
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  • Downplayed: Alice and Bob have their differences, but the work never calls attention to it, instead focusing more on their similarities.
  • Justified:
    • The two of them don't want to be seen as "the other's twin," so they intentionally set up their opposing personalities to set them apart.
    • Each inherited different genes and were brought up differently: Alice by their easygoing father, Bob by their strict Education Mama, both of whom are separated for obvious reasons.
  • Inverted: Alice and Bob are so similar, you'd think they were one person.
  • Subverted: Alice and Bob seem like polar opposites at first, but it turns out that they have more in common than they think.
  • Double Subverted: But they decide that's no reason for them to act the same way.
  • Parodied: Whenever Alice starts acting like Bob or vice versa, the other complains that they are metamorphosing into a Hive Mind.
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  • Zig Zagged: Alice and Bob are similar in some respects and different in others.
  • Averted: Alice and Bob act like normal twins; neither having opposite personalities nor similar ones.
  • Enforced: "These twins should be interesting to watch. Let's make them polar opposites of each other."
  • Lampshaded:
    • "I can't believe you guys are twins. You're so different."
    • "Okay, forget the twin thing for a second, I'm still trying to accept the idea that you're even related."
  • Invoked: Alice and Bob deliberately act like polar opposites so that people won't think they have the same personality because they are twins.
  • Exploited: If either twin tries to perform a Batman Gambit involving the other twin, they need only ask themselves "What's the opposite of what I would do?" to make sure it goes flawlessly.
  • Defied: The twins spent a fair amount of time with each other due to the fact that they're twins, and become gradually similar.
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  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • Their differences cause a bitter hatred for each other to rise.
    • The twins are still different people despite being twins and are better at somethings than their sibling. They naturally become opposites.
  • Reconstructed: ...Only for them to realize they compliment each other and make up.

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