An archenemy may also be referred to as archrival, archfoe, archvillain, or archnemesis. However, an archenemy may also be distinguished from a nemesis, with the latter being an enemy who the hero cannot defeat (or who defeats the hero), even while not being a longstanding or consistent enemy to the hero.
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