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Basic Trope: Siblings act like opposites.

  • Straight: Alice is a quiet and shy sister while Bob is a loud and boisterous brother.
  • Exaggerated: Alice is a sane sister with good qualities while Bob is a sociopath with bad qualities.
  • Downplayed: Alice and Bob are overall pretty similar persons, holding mostly the same opinions and even sharing several mannerisms. There are some small but notable differences between the two, however, like in how Alice tends to be direct and sincere while Bob is a Deadpan Snarker.
  • Justified:
    • Alice and Bob are half siblings or even Not Blood Siblings.
    • Alice and Bob were seperated at a young age and raised in two very different environments or situations.
  • Inverted: Alice and Bob are exactly the same in every single aspect.
  • Subverted: When we first see them, Alice is quiet because she's exhausted from pulling an all-nighter. When she's well-rested she is just as chatty.
  • Double Subverted: ...however, because Alice is a night owl and Bob is an early riser, they tend to be awake and tired at opposite times.
  • Parodied: Every time Alice perks up and begins speaking enthusiastically, the Trope Police show up and give her a ticket for infringing on her brother's territory.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice and Bob are polar opposites in some ways, but identical or not so different in others.
  • Averted: Alice and Bob do have some differences, but not enough to qualify as this.
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  • Enforced: The writers wanted to ensure that none of the characters were too similar to each other.
  • Lampshaded: "Funny how two people growing up in the same family can be so completely different."
  • Invoked: Alice and Bob are Half-Identical Twins who decided to act differently so as not to be confused.
  • Exploited: ...except on purpose, when they do a Twin Switch.
  • Defied: Bob thinks Alice is awesome and tries to act like she does.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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