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Old 2009-06-10, 04:32   Link #2241
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No it is not. That's what the antagonists in StrikerS did. How else would they do otherwise against the overwhelming firepower of the Aces?
He meant it'd look out of place if the protagonists, a.k.a. those Aces you mentioned, were doing the cloak-and-dagger stuff.
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Old 2009-06-10, 13:33   Link #2242
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We don't talk about that. Like, ever.

Really now though, Hayate, corrupt?
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Old 2009-06-10, 13:38   Link #2243
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Hahaha! Don't worry about it, Dri was joking.
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Old 2009-06-10, 13:45   Link #2244
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Oh really? Ahaha, well guess that just goes to show how much of a newbie I am to this place.
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Old 2009-06-10, 18:42   Link #2245
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I think more to the point is that Nanoha and Fate vs. Hayate is already done in A'. We don't need to do it again. Nanoha befriends those she likes, and it stays that way.
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Old 2009-06-10, 21:45   Link #2246
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The answer is simply, Nanoha needs a really good villan, because villans make the heroes.

Batman has the Joker
Spider-man has Venom
Lara Croft has Amanda
Superman has Lex Luthor
Wolverine has Sabertooth
Ryu has Akuma

Hayate is not villan for Nanoha.
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Old 2009-06-10, 21:46   Link #2247
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I believe the term you're looking for is "nemesis".
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Old 2009-06-10, 21:52   Link #2248
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I believe the term you're looking for is "nemesis".
It could be, but I think that the role of "Nemesis" belongs to Fate, the nemesis must not be necesary the villan.

Example: Sonic the Hedgeog.

The nemesis of Sonic is Shadow, but the villan is Dr. Eggman.
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Old 2009-06-10, 21:56   Link #2249
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Shadow and Fate would be more accurately descripted as the antithesis of Sonic and Nanoha.
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Old 2009-06-10, 23:26   Link #2250
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You know, the idea of a corrupt Hayate never really crosses my mind.

I always kind of imagined she wanted to climb the ranks and into power because of what had happened to her as a child.

She was nine years old when the "Book of Darkness" thing happened. All of a sudden, she realized that a single powerful individual, residing impervious and comfortable, in another dimension had decided that she needed to be killed/sealed away for all of eternity without her knowing.

I think Hayate saw just how powerless she was at and decided then and there, she never wanted to helpless again. She would never let someone else decide her fate, therefore she decided she needed power.

So she goes and joins the TSAB, aiming straight to the top to protect herself. It always amazed me that she so easily brushed off Admiral Graham's attempted murder without any visible trauma.

I mean, I would react pretty badly if I found out that the one person who cared about my health, sent money and letters to me and probably thought rather highly of (perhaps her parent's good friend?), was pretty much doing it because he wanted me to die with a minimum amount of pain when the time comes.

In other words, she's power hungry because she doesn't want to be a victim ever again. The spillover effect, luckily, is that she wants to prevent what happened to her from happening to anyone else.
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Old 2009-06-10, 23:32   Link #2251
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Hahaha! Don't worry about it, Dri was joking.
OR WAS I?

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Yes, yes I was. <_<
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Old 2009-06-11, 00:09   Link #2252
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You know, the idea of a corrupt Hayate never really crosses my mind.

I always kind of imagined she wanted to climb the ranks and into power because of what had happened to her as a child.

She was nine years old when the "Book of Darkness" thing happened. All of a sudden, she realized that a single powerful individual, residing impervious and comfortable, in another dimension had decided that she needed to be killed/sealed away for all of eternity without her knowing.

I think Hayate saw just how powerless she was at and decided then and there, she never wanted to helpless again. She would never let someone else decide her fate, therefore she decided she needed power.

So she goes and joins the TSAB, aiming straight to the top to protect herself. It always amazed me that she so easily brushed off Admiral Graham's attempted murder without any visible trauma.

I mean, I would react pretty badly if I found out that the one person who cared about my health, sent money and letters to me and probably thought rather highly of (perhaps her parent's good friend?), was pretty much doing it because he wanted me to die with a minimum amount of pain when the time comes.

In other words, she's power hungry because she doesn't want to be a victim ever again. The spillover effect, luckily, is that she wants to prevent what happened to her from happening to anyone else.
Look up Woobie Destroyer of Worlds at TV Tropes. Hayate has an entry there.
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Old 2009-06-11, 00:44   Link #2253
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Shadow and Fate would be more accurately descripted as the antithesis of Sonic and Fate.
Well, nemesis is like anthithesis in a way, doesn't? Like the equal in power, the rival.

Well then, another example: Mortal Kombat.

Scorpion's nemesis is Sub-Zero, but the villan is Quan Chii.
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Old 2009-06-11, 00:50   Link #2254
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I think the problem is the difference between a major villain to conquer or a villain that is always there despite anything you try to do to change that. Immortal or not, for the sake of the plot this villain has no end game.

The joker for instance stands as a villain whom is always there. Light without shadow is shadow without light. Antithesis implies coexistence. it implies if one falls, the other is useless. This is not some punk like Jail, this is Nanoha versus Deadpool which I find hilarious I might add.
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Old 2009-06-11, 00:52   Link #2255
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Let's face it: After season 1, can anyone imagine Nanoha without Fate, or vice versa? There you go.
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Old 2009-06-11, 00:56   Link #2256
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Let's face it: After season 1, can anyone imagine Nanoha without Fate, or vice versa? There you go.
Given that they do pass most of their time without each other?

Yes we can.
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Old 2009-06-11, 01:01   Link #2257
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Well, they have each other on their minds, all the time. That says a lot more than being physcially together all the time.
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Old 2009-06-11, 01:02   Link #2258
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Gotta keep in mind the Knights, who are a very-stabilizing influence on Hayate. Sure, she got betrayed by the distant benefactor, but by then she'd formed a close relationship with four people for whom she was, is, and will remain the most important person in the whole world.

But it goes farther than that. The Knights don't just give Hayate friendship, but also something to live up to. They're impossibly loyal, noble, heroic, and self-sacrificing, and so Hayate has to exhibit those virtues herself to be worthy of them. She can't take them for granted, because to do that would be like saying to them that they were just tools, not people, just like their previous masters had treated them. In other words, taking their loyalty for granted, instead of earning it every day, would be the worst possible thing she could do to them; it'd make her, in her own mind, evil. Of course, it doesn't hurt that they all like each other a lot, so ordinary consideration helps there too.

But because of that, Hayate couldn't really go rogue in the first place. Not because there's no cause that would merit it, but because the Knights would more or less be forced to come along, and then everyone would assume that they were evil the whole time and just playing nice for a while, and Hayate can't DO that to them. She can't even ask them if she can, because they can't say no to her.

And you guys are mistaking nemeses for rivals. A nemesis is a recurring villain, the guy you don't beat even if you manage to foil his plot; he'll be back another day for another shot at you. The rival is concerned with out-doing you, and even if the rival is opposed to you, there's a lot of ways a rival can't win. If two people are rivals for the title of best swordsman in the world, one of them can't stab the other one in the back one night... that wouldn't constitute "victory". The nemesis has other goals, and will cut you dead to get them done.

Fate and Nanoha were rivals for a part of S1, but not really. Fate's not trying to surpass Nanoha, she's trying to do what her mom says, and Nanoha's just an inconveniently cute and earnest obstacle. You can make a case that Nanoha and Vita, and also Fate and Signum, are rivals, but by Strikers it's definitely been resolved and they're just good friends.
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Old 2009-06-11, 01:07   Link #2259
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this is Nanoha versus Deadpool which I find hilarious I might add.
Hah! That would be good.
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Old 2009-06-11, 01:55   Link #2260
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Shadow and Fate would be more accurately descripted as the antithesis of Sonic and Fate.
So, um, how is Fate the antithesis of herself?
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