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21st Mar '17 8:52:32 AM Greenygal
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** In ''Manga/SakiAchigaHen'', this happens in the semi-finals, when Toki, Kirame and Kuro go up against Teru, the champion of the mahjong tournament, in order to avoid going below 0 points, resulting in some unspoken cooperation between Kirame and Toki, with Kuro unwittingly helping by preventing Teru from getting dora and making it more difficult for her to increase the value of her hands. In the end, [[spoiler:Kuro breaks Teru's winning streak, and while Teru ends the first round with an overwhelming lead, it's eventually reduced to the point at which her school barely advances]].

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** Happens accidentally with comedic villain Zakuro. Goku--who wasn't around for Zakuro's first appearance and has no idea who he is--helps him when he's passed out from hunger, and Zakuro tries to repay him by defending him from a group of random youkai thugs. Zakuro is ''horrified'' when he realizes who Goku is, especially when the rest of the party show up and cheerfully tell the youkai that Zakuro has totally come over to their side.
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In ''Manga/SakiAchigaHen'', this happens in the semi-finals, when Toki, Kirame and Kuro go up against Teru, the champion of the mahjong tournament, in order to avoid going below 0 points, resulting in some unspoken cooperation between Kirame and Toki, with Kuro unwittingly helping by preventing Teru from getting dora and making it more difficult for her to increase the value of her hands. In the end, [[spoiler:Kuro breaks Teru's winning streak, and while Teru ends the first round with an overwhelming lead, it's eventually reduced to the point at which her school barely advances]].



** Happens accidentally with comedic villain Zakuro. Goku--who wasn't around for Zakuro's first appearance and has no idea who he is--helps him when he's passed out from hunger, and Zakuro tries to repay him by defending him from a group of random youkai thugs. Zakuro is ''horrified'' when he realizes who Goku is, especially when the rest of the party show up and cheerfully tell the youkai that Zakuro has totally come over to their side.
1st Mar '17 1:43:47 PM ShadowState
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* The battle against [[spoiler:the Medium]] in ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' unites [[spoiler:the Seven Seas Alliance, the Reim Empire, the Kou Empire, Alibaba and Morgiana, Yunan, and Aladdin]]. Even then, it's a very close call.
1st Mar '17 1:34:08 PM ShadowState
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* Discussed in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' :When a new [[BigBad]] originally part of the main big bad team appears, the heroes don't all have the same point of view. Some say that as an enemy of the main big bad they can't consider him as an ennemy while others don't trust him at all. Others even plan to use it at their own advantage. Even on the Noah side, the villains all considers each others like [[Truecompanions family]] but there are important clues that in the future the existence of this third side will lead to dissension within their side. This would become a deconstruction.

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* Discussed in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' :When a new [[BigBad]] [[BigBad new]] originally part of the main big bad team appears, the heroes don't all have the same point of view. Some say that as an enemy of the main big bad they can't consider him as an ennemy while others don't trust him at all. Others even plan to use it at their own advantage. Even on the Noah side, the villains all considers each others like [[Truecompanions [[TrueCompanions family]] but there are important clues that in the future the existence of this third side will lead to dissension within their side. This would become a deconstruction.
7th Feb '17 11:24:22 PM Luppercus
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* Discussed in ''[[Manga / D.Gray-Man]]'' :When a new [[BigBad]] originally part of the main big bad team appears, the heroes don't all have the same point of view. Some say that as an enemy of the main big bad they can't consider him as an ennemy while others don't trust him at all. Others even plan to use it at their own advantage. Even on the Noah side, the villains all considers each others like [[Truecompanions family]] but there are important clues that in the future the existence of this third side will lead to dissension within their side. This would become a deconstruction.

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* Discussed in ''[[Manga / D.Gray-Man]]'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' :When a new [[BigBad]] originally part of the main big bad team appears, the heroes don't all have the same point of view. Some say that as an enemy of the main big bad they can't consider him as an ennemy while others don't trust him at all. Others even plan to use it at their own advantage. Even on the Noah side, the villains all considers each others like [[Truecompanions family]] but there are important clues that in the future the existence of this third side will lead to dissension within their side. This would become a deconstruction.



* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' has the alliance between the Big Three (Union, HRL, AEU) which was formed to defeat the rogue paramilitary organization Celestial Being.

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* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has the alliance between the Big Three (Union, HRL, AEU) which was formed to defeat the rogue paramilitary organization Celestial Being.
7th Feb '17 11:22:11 PM Luppercus
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* Subverted in ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''. In one of the manga versions, ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' BigBad, Emperor of Darkness, offered ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' an alliance to fight [[AlienInvasion the Vegans]]. It was subverted because Kouji refused the offer and BigBad King Vega [[spoiler:killed the Emperor to impede that alliance and get rid of a possible enemy and competitor.]]
* In the anime version of ''Anime/ValkyriaChronicles'', Episode 12 has Welkin and Faldio team up with Jaeger and Selvaria to foil a plot to kidnap Princess Cordelia (and Alicia, who was captured in the process) and use her to BS an impromptu alliance between the Federation and Gallia, which is really a cheap way for Prime Minster Borg to usurp the throne "legally" and force the Imperial forces into a two front war situation, which at best leaves him in control of Gallia with Federation backing and gives the Imperial forces pause, or at worst ensures the Imperials are forced to fight a much bigger enemy on two fronts, with either outcome leaving him at an advantage. Everyone launches obvious objections to Welkin's proposed EnemyMine until Welkin points out the massive mutual gain they stand to profit from, leading to a brief Imperial-Gallia alliance to foil the plot.
* In episode 9 of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', Fate tries to activate all of the remaining [[{{MacGuffin}} Jewel Seeds]] at once, causing a massive storm that nearly kills her. Nanoha, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight disobeying orders]], rushes to her aid and they team up to seal the Jewel Seeds with a CombinationAttack. This event would set in motion the events that lead to Fate's HeelFaceTurn.
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', the heroes are forced to work with TeamRocket every once in a while, most often in the movies where the whole world is in danger. It happens the point the trio performs a LampshadeHanging on it in Movie 8:
-->'''James:''' Looks like everything's back to normal.\\
'''Jessie:''' Which means we're back to being losers.
** This is the whole plot of the episode "''Pikachu Re-Volts''". After Jessie and James's Pokemon are controlled and taken by their fellow Team Rocket members, Cassidy and Butch, Ash and company team up with them to get the Pokemon back.
** The most bizarre version of this has to be the Season 7 episode "''The Bicker the Better''", where after much squabbling between males and females, Jessie recruits a (slightly reluctant) May into a tag team battle...versus James, who also formed an alliance with Ash, in what Brock calls "the battle of the sexes".
** And in a first season episode, Ash and the gang even '''''help''''' Team Rocket try to kidnap the MonsterOfTheWeek: a Snorlax, which they thought was the one causing the drought in a nearby town.
** A more traditional example is in the Tag Battle Tournament mini-arc, the finale of the first ''Diamond and Pearl'' season. Ash and '''[[TheRival Paul]]''' were randomly picked to compete as a team for a pair of Soothe Bells as the prize. Paul just wanted to get some experience for his team, none of the happiness items for him. The results were not pretty, even though they managed to win.
** In episode [=XY063=], Team Rocket and Ash's crew work together to foil a Pokemon hunter. The impetus for it was the hunter kidnapping Meowth, James' Inkay, and Jessie's Pumpkaboo. It even features a JustInTime moment for Wobbuffet.
** Happens fairly often in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''. Sabrina, Koga, and Lt. Surge of Team Rocket aid the protagonists against the Elite Four in the Yellow chapter, while Lorelei of the Elite Four helps the protagonists when Team Rocket invades her hometown.
** Near the end of ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'', Cyrus and his three top officers team up with the heroes to stop Charon from taking over Sinnoh. When he was last in power, Cyrus had attempted to destroy the universe.
** At the climax of ''Pokemon XYZ'', Meowth again [[LampshadeHanging throws a lampshade]] on their helping the twerps, this time against Team Flare.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Yugi and Kaiba are frequently forced to team up against a bigger threat, and it almost always ends with Kaiba walking away muttering about how he is destined to beat Yugi someday.
** Yugi and Kaiba are more like rivals than enemies - Kaiba is never actually on the 'evil' side except during the very start of the series (given a partially accurate incarnation in Season 0, which was so much DarkerAndEdgier than the rest of the series that it's never had an English dub).
** Also, Malik and Bakura's alliance, specifically in the duel against Yami no Malik.
** Similarly during the formation of the same team in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Marik proclaims, "And the enemy of my friend is also my enemy!" Bakura informs him that's not how it goes.
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' has the alliance between the Big Three (Union, HRL, AEU) which was formed to defeat the rogue paramilitary organization Celestial Being.
** In Episode 17, all five sides (Celestial Being, Katharon, the coup d'etat forces, the regular Earth Federation military, and A-Laws) temporarily dispose of their hatreds in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome ''for all sides'' that involves stopping a potential Ice Age and the slaughter of tens of millions of lives by shooting down the countless falling pieces of the destroyed Africa Orbital Elevator.
** Later in season 2, the Federation army reluctantly allies itself with bitter enemies Celestial Being and Katharon against the A-Laws and the Innovators.

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* Subverted in ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''. In one ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' discusses the whole idea of the manga versions, ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' BigBad, Emperor whole of Darkness, offered ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' an alliance humanity settling its differences with each other to fight [[AlienInvasion a common enemy, finding it overly optimistic. Indeed, even in the Vegans]]. It was subverted because Kouji refused story, with humans on the offer and BigBad King Vega [[spoiler:killed the Emperor to impede that alliance and get rid brink of a possible enemy and competitor.extinction against such an enemy, [[SubvertedTrope there's]] [[WeAreStrugglingTogether still plenty]] [[TeethClenchedTeamwork of infighting.]]
* In the anime version of ''Anime/ValkyriaChronicles'', Episode 12 has Welkin and Faldio team up with Jaeger and Selvaria to foil a plot to kidnap Princess Cordelia (and Alicia, who was captured in the process) and use her to BS an impromptu alliance between the Federation and Gallia, which is really a cheap way for Prime Minster Borg to usurp the throne "legally" and force the Imperial forces into a two front war situation, which at best leaves him in control of Gallia with Federation backing and gives the Imperial forces pause, or at worst ensures the Imperials are forced to fight a much bigger enemy on two fronts, with either outcome leaving him at an advantage. Everyone launches obvious objections to Welkin's proposed EnemyMine until Welkin points out the massive mutual gain they stand to profit from, leading to a brief Imperial-Gallia alliance to foil the plot.
* In episode 9 3 of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', Fate tries to activate all of ''Anime/BladeAndSoul,'' the remaining [[{{MacGuffin}} Jewel Seeds]] at once, causing a massive storm that nearly kills her. Nanoha, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight disobeying orders]], rushes Pleasure Gang saves Alka from the BountyHunter, Hazuki, trying to her aid collect on a bounty of 7000 gold from the Palam Empire. Their leader, Dan Roana, has no love for Palam either, and they team up to seal the Jewel Seeds with a CombinationAttack. This event would set in motion the events that lead to Fate's HeelFaceTurn.
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', the heroes are forced to work with TeamRocket every once in a while, most often in the movies where the whole world is in danger. It happens the point the trio performs a LampshadeHanging on it in Movie 8:
-->'''James:''' Looks like everything's back to normal.\\
'''Jessie:''' Which means we're back to being losers.
** This is the whole plot
many of the episode "''Pikachu Re-Volts''". After Jessie and James's Pokemon are controlled and taken by their fellow Team Rocket members, Cassidy friends and Butch, Ash and company team up with them to get the Pokemon back.
** The most bizarre version of this has to be the Season 7 episode "''The Bicker the Better''", where after much squabbling between males and females, Jessie recruits a (slightly reluctant) May into a tag team battle...versus James, who also formed an alliance with Ash, in what Brock calls "the battle of the sexes".
** And in a first season episode, Ash and the gang even '''''help''''' Team Rocket try to kidnap the MonsterOfTheWeek: a Snorlax, which
relatives were killed by them, so she suggests they thought was the one causing the drought in a nearby town.
** A more traditional example is in the Tag Battle Tournament mini-arc, the finale of the first ''Diamond and Pearl'' season. Ash and '''[[TheRival Paul]]''' were randomly picked to compete as a team for a pair of Soothe Bells as the prize. Paul just wanted to get some experience for his team, none of the happiness items for him. The results were not pretty, even though they managed to win.
** In episode [=XY063=], Team Rocket and Ash's crew
work together to foil a Pokemon hunter. The impetus for it was the hunter kidnapping Meowth, James' Inkay, get their payback.
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts
and Jessie's Pumpkaboo. It even features a JustInTime moment for Wobbuffet.
** Happens fairly often in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''. Sabrina, Koga, and Lt. Surge
Zodd have an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome AWESOME one of Team Rocket aid the protagonists these]] when they temporarily [[spoiler:team up against the Elite Four Emperor Ganshika, who is a giant fog/storm cloud apostle. Naturally, they do it in the Yellow chapter, while Lorelei of most badass way they can. Schierke finds Ganshika's "core", the Elite Four helps the protagonists when Team Rocket invades her hometown.
** Near the end of ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'', Cyrus
only really physical spot in his apostle form, but says that only a powerful magical weapon can do anything. Guts has been slaughtering demons, apostles, and his other nasty spirits every single day and night, for about three years straight, with his BFS and so all that pain and hate has made it a magical weapon. Zodd, in demon form, lets Guts ride on top officers of him, and they use the Dragonslayer to ram Ganshika's 'core'.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** During the battle for Karakura Town, the Visoreds
team up with the heroes to stop Charon Shinigami, despite having once been exiled from taking over Sinnoh. When he was last in power, Cyrus had attempted to destroy Soul Society, because Aizen is the universe.
** At
reason they were exiled. However, they make it clear to the climax of ''Pokemon XYZ'', Meowth again [[LampshadeHanging throws a lampshade]] on Shinigami that they're not Soul Society's allies. They are there because Aizen is their helping enemy and Ichigo is their ally. Upon Aizen's defeat, the twerps, this time Visoreds are accepted back into the Soul Society.
** Hollows are enemies of Humans, Shinigami and Quincies, and Aizen recruits Hollows to fight
against Team Flare.
*
Soul Society. In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Yugi and Kaiba are frequently forced to the final arc, the surviving Hollows from Aizen's war with Soul Society, team up with the Shinigami to fight the Quincies, who have conquered both Hueco Mundo, the Hollows domain, and the Soul Society, the Shinigami domain. They are also working with Humans, such as Ichigo's group and Fullbringers. Eventually, even some of the Quincies switch sides when they begin to realise what Yhwach's plans really are. [[AGodAmI Yhwach]] is such a threat to existence itself, he's basically uniting all four enemy groups, and any exiles from those groups, against a bigger threat, him.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Lelouch
and it almost always ends with Kaiba walking away muttering about how he is destined Suzaku teaming up to beat Yugi someday.
** Yugi and Kaiba are more like rivals than enemies - Kaiba is never actually on the 'evil' side except during the very start
get rid of the series (given Kyushu invaders.
** Then
a partially accurate incarnation in Season 0, which was so much DarkerAndEdgier than season later they team up again to [[spoiler: conquer the rest world, make themselves out to be two of the series that it's never had an English dub).
** Also, Malik and Bakura's alliance, specifically
most hated people in history, dress Suzaku up as Zero after faking his death, then assassinate Lelouch in a highly public manner in order to bring about world peace.]] [[TheExtremistWasRight It worked.]]
* Happened at least thrice
in the duel against Yami no Malik.
** Similarly during
first season of ''Anime/CorrectorYui'', where Yui and War Wolf had to teamwork to save either themselves or others. Also happened in the formation second season of the anime, with Yui and DarkMagicalGirl Corrector Ai.
* Discussed in ''[[Manga / D.Gray-Man]]'' :When a new [[BigBad]] originally part of the main big bad team appears, the heroes don't all have
the same team in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Marik proclaims, "And the point of view. Some say that as an enemy of my friend is also my enemy!" Bakura informs the main big bad they can't consider him that's not how as an ennemy while others don't trust him at all. Others even plan to use it goes.
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' has the alliance between the Big Three (Union, HRL, AEU) which was formed to defeat the rogue paramilitary organization Celestial Being.
** In Episode 17, all five sides (Celestial Being, Katharon, the coup d'etat forces, the regular Earth Federation military, and A-Laws) temporarily dispose of
at their hatreds in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome ''for own advantage. Even on the Noah side, the villains all sides'' considers each others like [[Truecompanions family]] but there are important clues that involves stopping a potential Ice Age and in the slaughter of tens of millions of lives by shooting down future the countless falling pieces existence of the destroyed Africa Orbital Elevator.
** Later in season 2, the Federation army reluctantly allies itself with bitter enemies Celestial Being and Katharon against the A-Laws and the Innovators.
this third side will lead to dissension within their side. This would become a deconstruction.



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Lelouch and Suzaku teaming up to get rid of the Kyushu invaders.
** Then a season later they team up again to [[spoiler: conquer the world, make themselves out to be two of the most hated people in history, dress Suzaku up as Zero after faking his death, then assassinate Lelouch in a highly public manner in order to bring about world peace.]] [[TheExtremistWasRight It worked.]]
* Happened at least thrice in the first season of ''Anime/CorrectorYui'', where Yui and War Wolf had to teamwork to save either themselves or others. Also happened in the second season of the anime, with Yui and DarkMagicalGirl Corrector Ai.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Inspector Zenigata]] is usually willing to team up with [[VillainProtagonist Gentleman Thief Lupin]] whenever it involves taking down a more clearly evil criminal (which is surprisingly often). This is implied to be main reason why he hasn't been fired yet.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Lelouch and Suzaku teaming up to get rid of Even though catching the Kyushu invaders.
** Then a season later they team up again to [[spoiler: conquer the world, make themselves out to be two
Kaitou Kid is one of the most hated people in history, dress Suzaku up as Zero after faking his death, then assassinate Lelouch in a highly public manner in order to bring about world peace.]] [[TheExtremistWasRight It worked.]]
* Happened at least thrice in the first season of ''Anime/CorrectorYui'', where Yui and War Wolf had to teamwork to save either themselves or others. Also happened in the
''Manga/DetectiveConan'''s chief aims, second season of only to busting up the anime, Black Organization, Conan often ends up working together with Yui and DarkMagicalGirl Corrector Ai.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Inspector Zenigata]] is usually willing
Kid to team up catch bad guys or otherwise avert disaster, especially in his Non Serial Movie appearances. (For that matter, he has occasionally worked together with [[VillainProtagonist Gentleman Thief Lupin]] whenever it involves taking down a more clearly evil criminal (which is surprisingly often). This is implied to be main reason why he hasn't been fired yet. Black Organization agents against other Black Organization agents, as well.) His TV-special team-up with Lupin III would probably count as well.



* Discussed in ''[[Manga / D.Gray-Man]]'' :When a new [[BigBad]] originally part of the main big bad team appears, the heroes don't all have the same point of view. Some say that as an enemy of the main big bad they can't consider him as an ennemy while others don't trust him at all. Others even plan to use it at their own advantage. Even on the Noah side, the villains all considers each others like [[Truecompanions family]] but there are important clues that in the future the existence of this third side will lead to dissension within their side. This would become a deconstruction.

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* Discussed in ''[[Manga / D.Gray-Man]]'' :When In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', Guidoro, a new [[BigBad]] originally part member of the main big bad team appears, [[LesCollaborateurs Truculent]], shows up to [[VillainousRescue save]] the heroes don't leader of the [[LaResistance Ignauts]], Demetrio, just in the nick of time from [[AxeCrazy Ibelda]], who killed all have of their teammates and ran him through too. Demetrio quickly invites him to join the Ignauts, but Guidoro makes it clear he [[NotInThisForYourRevolution isn't in this for the Ignauts' revolution]], but he's going to [[{{Revenge}} kill Ibelda]] and Ibelda is after Emilio and Shun, so he'll stick around.
* All the non-Shinryuuji Naga players on Team Japan and Agon in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. And to a lesser degree, all the non-Hakushuu Dinosaurs players and Gaoh (especially Kid, Hiruma and Banba).
* At one point in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', [[KidHero Renton]] and [[AntiVillain Dominic]] are forced to work together to save Eureka and Anemone.
* Natsu and [[spoiler:Gajeel]] teaming up against Laxus in ''Manga/FairyTail'', though it's more "rival mine" since they were supposed to be in
the same guild by then.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Envy works briefly with Ed and Ling when they have to get out from Gluttony's stomach.
** Then he goes OneWingedAngel and tries to kill them...
*** Which was ''before'' Ed had realized that he could get them out.
** Ed joins forces with [[spoiler: Greed-- albeit under the condition of "working for" him-- after Greed [[HeelFaceTurn splits off from the Homunculi.]]]]
** Scar joins up with the protagonists when they have to defeat Father. Envy lampshades the absurdity of it all. "''What?! You're friends now? You guys are no fun at all! Ugh! What happened to trying to crush each other's windpipes?!''"
* At one
point of view. Some say in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', [[TheHero Sousuke]] comes upon [[BigBad Leonard]] and pulls his gun -- but Leonard points out that as they're both in the same predicament (trapped in an enemy old laboratory by rubble) and proposes they call a temporary truce and work together to dig themselves out, to which Sousuke agrees. During this time Leonard tries to talk Sousuke into joining his side, but is (obviously) unsuccessful; the truce lasts until they get back to their respective HumongousMecha.
--> '''[[spoiler: Alberto]]''': Let's get something straight, kid. I'm not doing this to help you, your buddies, or because saving humanity gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. I may not be privy to all the deep dark secrets behind this covert operation, but I'm positive about one thing: I will be DAMNED if I watch from the sidelines while [[BigBadWannabe this megalomaniacal adolescent]] determines the outcome
of the main big bad they can't consider him as an ennemy while others don't trust him at all. Others even plan to use it at their own advantage. Even on the Noah side, the villains all considers each others like [[Truecompanions family]] but there are important clues that in the future the existence of this third side world! [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou That fate will lead to dissension within their side. This would become be decided at another place and time, in a deconstruction.final showdown between Big Fire and you IPO vigilantes!]]



* The Impel Down arc in ''Manga/OnePiece'' was one big EnemyMine moment. [[spoiler:Luffy has infiltrated the [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down prison]] in order to free his older brother who's being held on the lowest level. During the infiltration he ended up "teaming up" with two former enemies (Buggy the Clown and Mr. 3) who are constantly trying to go up and out, only seeing Luffy as a means to distract the guards. But, through various mishaps they end up falling down to the lower levels anyway and find themselves forced to co-operate in order to stay alive.]]
** [[spoiler:In Level Six of the prison: Luffy teamed up with Crocodile. Let me say that again: ''Luffy'' teamed up with '''''Crocodile'''''. This is another one-sided Enemy Mine situation, though. Crocodile's willing to work with Luffy, but he's evil enough that Luffy is highly reluctant to take him along. Mr. 1 also joins them, but Luffy never met him before, and doesn't know who he is. Of course, Impel Down is [[HellholePrison such an awful place]], if ''anything'' warranted an EnemyMine with ''any'' of Luffy's old foes, ''this'' would.]]
*** Taken UpToEleven in the Whitebeard War arc. [[spoiler:Crocodile protecting Luffy, fighting alongside the Whitebeard pirates, and generally being the closest thing to altruistic he's ever been thus far. Buggy fights on Luffy's behalf (even if Luffy forced him into it). This war is absolutely crazy in the temporary partnerships it has formed.]]
** Earlier on, Luffy's crew, the Galley-La company, and the Franky Family, despite having fought in a three-way battle before, team up when they realize that they're facing the same enemy, albeit for different reasons (rescuing Robin, dealing with Iceberg's assassins and preventing Pluton's revival, and saving Franky, respectively). Then again, the Galley-La crew had been fighting the Straw Hats under the mistaken belief that they were responsible for the attempt on Iceberg's life, which they just realized.
** Luffy and his crew have also had to team up with Smoker and Tashigi a few times due to circumstance, once during the Alabasta Arc and once in [[spoiler:Punk Hazard]]. Though it should be noted that they're [[HeroAntagonist not villains per se]], just Marines that would very much like to capture the Straw Hats.
*** During the Punk Hazard arc, [[spoiler: there's actually ''two'' Enemy Mine situations: the Straw Hats form an alliance with Trafalgar Law (and by extension, his crew) to capture Caesar Clown and take down one of the Yonko (Kaido, to be exact), and both groups end up teaming up with Smoker and Tashigi again, this time to rescue the children Clown had kidnapped and escape the island safely.]]
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', several Enemy Mine alliances emerge among the various members of the LoveDodecahedron. Shampoo, Ukyō and Kodachi regularly team up against any external threat to Ranma (or a new potential suitor). Ranma himself teams with Ryōga and Mousse against Prince Herb. Ranma and Ryōga do this often enough that they inch into FriendlyEnemy territory by the end of the series.
** And inverted with Ryōga and Mousse in the anime: although they aren't enemies when they initially team up against their common enemy Ranma, by the end of the episode, they work so poorly together that they can't stand each other. The fact that Mousse is far more ruthless than Ryōga, and also has no qualms whatsoever about hurting others to get rid of Ranma -- even Akane Tendō, Ryōga's [[AllLoveIsUnrequited oblivious crush]] -- does not help matters.
* In the Three-Tails filler arc of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Naruto ends up working with [[spoiler:Guren]] to [[spoiler:escape the inside of the Three-tailed beast]]. The fact that they both have an interest in [[spoiler:Yukimaru's welfare]] and neither wants to see the Akatsuki get the beast helps, too.
** This is also the reason for the very existence of the shinobi alliance, rival nations working together to stop [[spoiler:[[EvilFormerFriend Obito Uchiha]] from executing his [[AssimilationPlot moon's eye plan]]. Though by the end the alliance is in FireForgedFriend territory, as fighting on the same side made most of them (including the leaders) realize that they're NotSoDifferent.]]
** Even Kurama joins in. He even spells it out [[LesserOfTwoEvils loud and clearly]]. [[spoiler: Then he [[HeelFaceTurn befriends Naruto for real]], making both of them stronger.]]
*** A similar situation happens in TheMovie, with Naruto quoting the proverb in response to Kurama offering to help him battle [[spoiler:his AlternateUniverse equivalent]].

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* The Impel Down arc in ''Manga/OnePiece'' was one big EnemyMine moment. [[spoiler:Luffy has infiltrated In the [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down prison]] in order to free his older brother who's being held on the lowest level. During the infiltration he ended up "teaming up" with two former enemies (Buggy the Clown and Mr. 3) who are constantly trying to go up and out, only seeing Luffy as a means to distract the guards. But, through various mishaps they end up falling down to the lower levels anyway and find themselves forced to co-operate in order to stay alive.]]
** [[spoiler:In Level Six
final episode of the prison: Luffy teamed up with Crocodile. Let me say that again: ''Luffy'' teamed up with '''''Crocodile'''''. This is another one-sided Enemy Mine situation, though. Crocodile's willing to work with Luffy, but he's evil enough that Luffy is highly reluctant to take him along. Mr. 1 also joins them, but Luffy never met him before, and doesn't know who he is. Of course, Impel Down is [[HellholePrison such an awful place]], if ''anything'' warranted an EnemyMine with ''any'' of Luffy's old foes, ''this'' would.]]
*** Taken UpToEleven in the Whitebeard War arc. [[spoiler:Crocodile protecting Luffy, fighting alongside the Whitebeard pirates, and generally being the closest thing to altruistic he's ever been thus far. Buggy fights on Luffy's behalf (even if Luffy forced him into it). This war is absolutely crazy in the temporary partnerships it has formed.]]
** Earlier on, Luffy's crew, the Galley-La company, and the Franky Family, despite having fought in a three-way battle before, team up when they realize that they're facing the same enemy, albeit for different reasons (rescuing Robin, dealing with Iceberg's assassins and preventing Pluton's revival, and saving Franky, respectively). Then again, the Galley-La crew had been fighting the Straw Hats under the mistaken belief that they were responsible for the attempt on Iceberg's life, which they just realized.
** Luffy and his crew have also had to team up with Smoker and Tashigi a few times due to circumstance, once during the Alabasta Arc and once in [[spoiler:Punk Hazard]]. Though it should be noted that they're [[HeroAntagonist not villains per se]], just Marines that would very much like to capture the Straw Hats.
*** During the Punk Hazard arc,
''Manga/GiantRobo'', [[spoiler: there's actually ''two'' Enemy Mine situations: the Straw Hats form an alliance with Trafalgar Law (and by extension, his crew) to capture Caesar Clown and take down one of the Yonko (Kaido, to be exact), and both groups end up teaming up with Smoker and Tashigi again, this time Alberto]] suddenly appears to rescue the children Clown had kidnapped and escape the island safely.]]
Daisaku. He deems it necessary to point out he hasn't made a HeelFaceTurn, it's just that they have a mutual enemy.
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', several Enemy Mine alliances emerge among ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', episode 14, with both Salome and Michel kidnapped, has Kim and the various members of Black Hammer Gang work together to free them.
** Episode 23 has a long-dead evil pharaoh with magical powers arising to kill
the LoveDodecahedron. Shampoo, Ukyō heroes, forcing Michel and Kodachi regularly Salome to team up against any external threat to Ranma (or a new potential suitor). Ranma himself teams with Ryōga and Mousse against Prince Herb. Ranma and Ryōga do this often enough that they inch into FriendlyEnemy territory by the end of the series.
** And inverted with Ryōga and Mousse in the anime: although they aren't enemies when they initially team up against their common enemy Ranma, by the end of the episode, they work so poorly together that they can't stand each other. The fact that Mousse is far more ruthless than Ryōga, and also has no qualms whatsoever about hurting others to get rid of Ranma -- even Akane Tendō, Ryōga's [[AllLoveIsUnrequited oblivious crush]] -- does not help matters.
* In the Three-Tails filler arc of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Naruto ends up working with [[spoiler:Guren]] to [[spoiler:escape the inside of the Three-tailed beast]]. The fact that they both have an interest in [[spoiler:Yukimaru's welfare]] and neither wants to see the Akatsuki get the beast helps, too.
** This is also the reason for the very existence of the shinobi alliance, rival nations working together to stop [[spoiler:[[EvilFormerFriend Obito Uchiha]] from executing his [[AssimilationPlot moon's eye plan]]. Though by the end the alliance is in FireForgedFriend territory, as fighting on the same side made most of them (including the leaders) realize that they're NotSoDifferent.]]
** Even Kurama joins in. He even spells it out [[LesserOfTwoEvils loud and clearly]]. [[spoiler: Then he [[HeelFaceTurn befriends Naruto for real]], making both of them stronger.]]
*** A similar situation happens in TheMovie, with Naruto quoting the proverb in response to Kurama offering to help him battle [[spoiler:his AlternateUniverse equivalent]].
him.



* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', anytime Inuyasha and [[AloofBigBrother Sesshomaru]] team up, this happens, though at the end of each scenario Sesshomaru walks off just a little more of an AntiHero than before.



* Sara and the Space Squadron make amends with Mariette and her Gambee pilot brigade (sorry, but it doesn't have a name and both common {{fan nickname}}s exceed this wiki's age rating) to defend the Libertad in the end of ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry''.

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* Sara In ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'''s last several books, the final showdown between the titular protagonists and their ultimate nemesis Yagyu Retsudo is delayed at least twice:
** First, after Retsudo and Ogami Itto finally meet blade to blade, a large part of Edo (the future [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]]) is flooded by the folly of another villain, the two must work together to stop the water [[ItMakesSenseInContext by blowing up a hill]] with an ally of Ogami's (who, not being MadeOfIron like the two rivals, makes a HeroicSacrifice).
** The second example is extreme, with Itto and Retsudo teaming up with the aforementioned idiot villain - MasterPoisoner Abe no Kaii, mortal enemy to both of them by that point - to treat Ogami Daigoro's frostbite, in a three-headed version of the trope.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Inspector Zenigata]] is usually willing to team up with [[VillainProtagonist Gentleman Thief Lupin]] whenever it involves taking down a more clearly evil criminal (which is surprisingly often). This is implied to be main reason why he hasn't been fired yet.
* In episode 9 of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', Fate tries to activate all of the remaining [[{{MacGuffin}} Jewel Seeds]] at once, causing a massive storm that nearly kills her. Nanoha, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight disobeying orders]], rushes to her aid and they team up to seal the Jewel Seeds with a CombinationAttack. This event would set in motion the events that lead to Fate's HeelFaceTurn.
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' has the alliance between the Big Three (Union, HRL, AEU) which was formed to defeat the rogue paramilitary organization Celestial Being.
** In Episode 17, all five sides (Celestial Being, Katharon, the coup d'etat forces, the regular Earth Federation military, and A-Laws) temporarily dispose of their hatreds in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome ''for all sides'' that involves stopping a potential Ice Age
and the Space Squadron make amends slaughter of tens of millions of lives by shooting down the countless falling pieces of the destroyed Africa Orbital Elevator.
** Later in season 2, the Federation army reluctantly allies itself
with Mariette bitter enemies Celestial Being and her Gambee pilot brigade (sorry, but it doesn't Katharon against the A-Laws and the Innovators.
* In the Three-Tails filler arc of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Naruto ends up working with [[spoiler:Guren]] to [[spoiler:escape the inside of the Three-tailed beast]]. The fact that they both
have a name an interest in [[spoiler:Yukimaru's welfare]] and both common {{fan nickname}}s exceed this wiki's age rating) neither wants to defend see the Libertad in Akatsuki get the beast helps, too.
** This is also the reason for the very existence of the shinobi alliance, rival nations working together to stop [[spoiler:[[EvilFormerFriend Obito Uchiha]] from executing his [[AssimilationPlot moon's eye plan]]. Though by
the end the alliance is in FireForgedFriend territory, as fighting on the same side made most of ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry''.them (including the leaders) realize that they're NotSoDifferent.]]
** Even Kurama joins in. He even spells it out [[LesserOfTwoEvils loud and clearly]]. [[spoiler: Then he [[HeelFaceTurn befriends Naruto for real]], making both of them stronger.]]
*** A similar situation happens in TheMovie, with Naruto quoting the proverb in response to Kurama offering to help him battle [[spoiler:his AlternateUniverse equivalent]].



* The Impel Down arc in ''Manga/OnePiece'' was one big EnemyMine moment. [[spoiler:Luffy has infiltrated the [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down prison]] in order to free his older brother who's being held on the lowest level. During the infiltration he ended up "teaming up" with two former enemies (Buggy the Clown and Mr. 3) who are constantly trying to go up and out, only seeing Luffy as a means to distract the guards. But, through various mishaps they end up falling down to the lower levels anyway and find themselves forced to co-operate in order to stay alive.]]
** [[spoiler:In Level Six of the prison: Luffy teamed up with Crocodile. Let me say that again: ''Luffy'' teamed up with '''''Crocodile'''''. This is another one-sided Enemy Mine situation, though. Crocodile's willing to work with Luffy, but he's evil enough that Luffy is highly reluctant to take him along. Mr. 1 also joins them, but Luffy never met him before, and doesn't know who he is. Of course, Impel Down is [[HellholePrison such an awful place]], if ''anything'' warranted an EnemyMine with ''any'' of Luffy's old foes, ''this'' would.]]
*** Taken UpToEleven in the Whitebeard War arc. [[spoiler:Crocodile protecting Luffy, fighting alongside the Whitebeard pirates, and generally being the closest thing to altruistic he's ever been thus far. Buggy fights on Luffy's behalf (even if Luffy forced him into it). This war is absolutely crazy in the temporary partnerships it has formed.]]
** Earlier on, Luffy's crew, the Galley-La company, and the Franky Family, despite having fought in a three-way battle before, team up when they realize that they're facing the same enemy, albeit for different reasons (rescuing Robin, dealing with Iceberg's assassins and preventing Pluton's revival, and saving Franky, respectively). Then again, the Galley-La crew had been fighting the Straw Hats under the mistaken belief that they were responsible for the attempt on Iceberg's life, which they just realized.
** Luffy and his crew have also had to team up with Smoker and Tashigi a few times due to circumstance, once during the Alabasta Arc and once in [[spoiler:Punk Hazard]]. Though it should be noted that they're [[HeroAntagonist not villains per se]], just Marines that would very much like to capture the Straw Hats.
*** During the Punk Hazard arc, [[spoiler: there's actually ''two'' Enemy Mine situations: the Straw Hats form an alliance with Trafalgar Law (and by extension, his crew) to capture Caesar Clown and take down one of the Yonko (Kaido, to be exact), and both groups end up teaming up with Smoker and Tashigi again, this time to rescue the children Clown had kidnapped and escape the island safely.]]
* Gainax's teaser for the ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen never-realized]]) second season of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' suggested that, after the ShockingSwerve GainaxEnding, the Demon Sisters would be teaming up with the heroes in order to fight the bigger threat: [[spoiler:Demon Stocking (and presumably their father Corset as well).]]
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', the heroes are forced to work with TeamRocket every once in a while, most often in the movies where the whole world is in danger. It happens the point the trio performs a LampshadeHanging on it in Movie 8:
-->'''James:''' Looks like everything's back to normal.\\
'''Jessie:''' Which means we're back to being losers.
** This is the whole plot of the episode "''Pikachu Re-Volts''". After Jessie and James's Pokemon are controlled and taken by their fellow Team Rocket members, Cassidy and Butch, Ash and company team up with them to get the Pokemon back.
** The most bizarre version of this has to be the Season 7 episode "''The Bicker the Better''", where after much squabbling between males and females, Jessie recruits a (slightly reluctant) May into a tag team battle...versus James, who also formed an alliance with Ash, in what Brock calls "the battle of the sexes".
** And in a first season episode, Ash and the gang even '''''help''''' Team Rocket try to kidnap the MonsterOfTheWeek: a Snorlax, which they thought was the one causing the drought in a nearby town.
** A more traditional example is in the Tag Battle Tournament mini-arc, the finale of the first ''Diamond and Pearl'' season. Ash and '''[[TheRival Paul]]''' were randomly picked to compete as a team for a pair of Soothe Bells as the prize. Paul just wanted to get some experience for his team, none of the happiness items for him. The results were not pretty, even though they managed to win.
** In episode [=XY063=], Team Rocket and Ash's crew work together to foil a Pokemon hunter. The impetus for it was the hunter kidnapping Meowth, James' Inkay, and Jessie's Pumpkaboo. It even features a JustInTime moment for Wobbuffet.
** Happens fairly often in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''. Sabrina, Koga, and Lt. Surge of Team Rocket aid the protagonists against the Elite Four in the Yellow chapter, while Lorelei of the Elite Four helps the protagonists when Team Rocket invades her hometown.
** Near the end of ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'', Cyrus and his three top officers team up with the heroes to stop Charon from taking over Sinnoh. When he was last in power, Cyrus had attempted to destroy the universe.
** At the climax of ''Pokemon XYZ'', Meowth again [[LampshadeHanging throws a lampshade]] on their helping the twerps, this time against Team Flare.



* All the non-Shinryuuji Naga players on Team Japan and Agon in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. And to a lesser degree, all the non-Hakushuu Dinosaurs players and Gaoh (especially Kid, Hiruma and Banba).
* At one point in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', [[KidHero Renton]] and [[AntiVillain Dominic]] are forced to work together to save Eureka and Anemone.
* Two examples from ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** In order to further her plans, Medusa joins forces with Shibusen and leads a team to infiltrate Baba Yaga castle, the Arachnaphobia base.
** Werewolf Free and shinigami Death the Kid fight Mosquito together. Neither are happy about the idea.

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* All In the non-Shinryuuji Naga players on Team Japan final 3 chapters of ''Manga/{{Psyren}}'', Yoshina Ageha teams up with [[spoiler: Amagi Miroku against Mithra.]]
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', several Enemy Mine alliances emerge among the various members of the LoveDodecahedron. Shampoo, Ukyō
and Agon in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. Kodachi regularly team up against any external threat to Ranma (or a new potential suitor). Ranma himself teams with Ryōga and Mousse against Prince Herb. Ranma and Ryōga do this often enough that they inch into FriendlyEnemy territory by the end of the series.
**
And to a lesser degree, all inverted with Ryōga and Mousse in the non-Hakushuu Dinosaurs players and Gaoh (especially Kid, Hiruma and Banba).
* At one point in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', [[KidHero Renton]] and [[AntiVillain Dominic]] are forced to
anime: although they aren't enemies when they initially team up against their common enemy Ranma, by the end of the episode, they work so poorly together to save Eureka that they can't stand each other. The fact that Mousse is far more ruthless than Ryōga, and Anemone.
* Two examples from ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** In order to further her plans, Medusa joins forces with Shibusen and leads a team to infiltrate Baba Yaga castle, the Arachnaphobia base.
** Werewolf Free and shinigami Death the Kid fight Mosquito together. Neither are happy
also has no qualms whatsoever about the idea.hurting others to get rid of Ranma -- even Akane Tendō, Ryōga's [[AllLoveIsUnrequited oblivious crush]] -- does not help matters.



* [[NobleDemon Kougaiji's]] [[MinionWithAnFInEvil team]] and the Sanzo party do this or help each other out in some way so often in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' that Kougaiji's "it would be unfair to attack you now but next time we will get the scripture" is met with "yeah, yeah we know."



* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Envy works briefly with Ed and Ling when they have to get out from Gluttony's stomach.
** Then he goes OneWingedAngel and tries to kill them...
*** Which was ''before'' Ed had realized that he could get them out.
** Ed joins forces with [[spoiler: Greed-- albeit under the condition of "working for" him-- after Greed [[HeelFaceTurn splits off from the Homunculi.]]]]
** Scar joins up with the protagonists when they have to defeat Father. Envy lampshades the absurdity of it all. "''What?! You're friends now? You guys are no fun at all! Ugh! What happened to trying to crush each other's windpipes?!''"

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Envy works briefly with Ed and Ling when they have ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', [[PragmaticVillainy Higa of the East]]'s repeated attempts at violating the rules of the game drive [[FairPlayVillain Mikogami of the South]] to get out come to the rescue of [[TheHero Minato]] on more than one occasion.
* Two examples
from Gluttony's stomach.
''Manga/SoulEater'':
** Then he goes OneWingedAngel and tries In order to kill them...
*** Which was ''before'' Ed had realized that he could get them out.
** Ed
further her plans, Medusa joins forces with [[spoiler: Greed-- albeit under Shibusen and leads a team to infiltrate Baba Yaga castle, the condition of "working for" him-- after Greed [[HeelFaceTurn splits off from Arachnaphobia base.
** Werewolf Free and shinigami Death
the Homunculi.]]]]
** Scar joins up
Kid fight Mosquito together. Neither are happy about the idea.
* Sara and the Space Squadron make amends
with the protagonists when they Mariette and her Gambee pilot brigade (sorry, but it doesn't have a name and both common {{fan nickname}}s exceed this wiki's age rating) to defeat Father. Envy lampshades defend the absurdity Libertad in the end of it all. "''What?! You're friends now? You guys are no fun at all! Ugh! What happened to trying to crush each other's windpipes?!''"''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry''.



* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts and Zodd have an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome AWESOME one of these]] when they temporarily [[spoiler:team up against the Emperor Ganshika, who is a giant fog/storm cloud apostle. Naturally, they do it in the most badass way they can. Schierke finds Ganshika's "core", the only really physical spot in his apostle form, but says that only a powerful magical weapon can do anything. Guts has been slaughtering demons, apostles, and other nasty spirits every single day and night, for about three years straight, with his BFS and so all that pain and hate has made it a magical weapon. Zodd, in demon form, lets Guts ride on top of him, and they use the Dragonslayer to ram Ganshika's 'core'.]]
* Even though catching the Kaitou Kid is one of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'''s chief aims, second only to busting up the Black Organization, Conan often ends up working together with Kid to catch bad guys or otherwise avert disaster, especially in his Non Serial Movie appearances. (For that matter, he has occasionally worked together with Black Organization agents against other Black Organization agents, as well.) His TV-special team-up with Lupin III would probably count as well.
* [[NobleDemon Kougaiji's]] [[MinionWithAnFInEvil team]] and the Sanzo party do this or help each other out in some way so often in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' that Kougaiji's "it would be unfair to attack you now but next time we will get the scripture" is met with "yeah, yeah we know."



* In the final 3 chapters of ''Manga/{{Psyren}}'', Yoshina Ageha teams up with [[spoiler: Amagi Miroku against Mithra.]]
* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', anytime Inuyasha and [[AloofBigBrother Sesshomaru]] team up, this happens, though at the end of each scenario Sesshomaru walks off just a little more of an AntiHero than before.
* In the final episode of ''Manga/GiantRobo'', [[spoiler: Alberto]] suddenly appears to rescue Daisaku. He deems it necessary to point out he hasn't made a HeelFaceTurn, it's just that they have a mutual enemy.
--> '''[[spoiler: Alberto]]''': Let's get something straight, kid. I'm not doing this to help you, your buddies, or because saving humanity gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. I may not be privy to all the deep dark secrets behind this covert operation, but I'm positive about one thing: I will be DAMNED if I watch from the sidelines while [[BigBadWannabe this megalomaniacal adolescent]] determines the outcome of the world! [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou That fate will be decided at another place and time, in a final showdown between Big Fire and you IPO vigilantes!]]
* In ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', [[PragmaticVillainy Higa of the East]]'s repeated attempts at violating the rules of the game drive [[FairPlayVillain Mikogami of the South]] to come to the rescue of [[TheHero Minato]] on more than one occasion.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' discusses the whole idea of the whole of humanity settling its differences with each other to fight a common enemy, finding it overly optimistic. Indeed, even in the story, with humans on the brink of extinction against such an enemy, [[SubvertedTrope there's]] [[WeAreStrugglingTogether still plenty]] [[TeethClenchedTeamwork of infighting.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** During the battle for Karakura Town, the Visoreds team up with the Shinigami, despite having once been exiled from Soul Society, because Aizen is the reason they were exiled. However, they make it clear to the Shinigami that they're not Soul Society's allies. They are there because Aizen is their enemy and Ichigo is their ally. Upon Aizen's defeat, the Visoreds are accepted back into the Soul Society.
** Hollows are enemies of Humans, Shinigami and Quincies, and Aizen recruits Hollows to fight against Soul Society. In the final arc, the surviving Hollows from Aizen's war with Soul Society, team up with the Shinigami to fight the Quincies, who have conquered both Hueco Mundo, the Hollows domain, and the Soul Society, the Shinigami domain. They are also working with Humans, such as Ichigo's group and Fullbringers. Eventually, even some of the Quincies switch sides when they begin to realise what Yhwach's plans really are. [[AGodAmI Yhwach]] is such a threat to existence itself, he's basically uniting all four enemy groups, and any exiles from those groups, against him.
* At one point in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', [[TheHero Sousuke]] comes upon [[BigBad Leonard]] and pulls his gun -- but Leonard points out that they're both in the same predicament (trapped in an old laboratory by rubble) and proposes they call a temporary truce and work together to dig themselves out, to which Sousuke agrees. During this time Leonard tries to talk Sousuke into joining his side, but is (obviously) unsuccessful; the truce lasts until they get back to their respective HumongousMecha.
* In episode 3 of ''Anime/BladeAndSoul,'' the Pleasure Gang saves Alka from the BountyHunter, Hazuki, trying to collect on a bounty of 7000 gold from the Palam Empire. Their leader, Dan Roana, has no love for Palam either, and many of their friends and relatives were killed by them, so she suggests they work together to get their payback.

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* Subverted in ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''. In one of the final 3 chapters manga versions, ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' BigBad, Emperor of ''Manga/{{Psyren}}'', Yoshina Ageha teams up with [[spoiler: Amagi Miroku against Mithra.Darkness, offered ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' an alliance to fight [[AlienInvasion the Vegans]]. It was subverted because Kouji refused the offer and BigBad King Vega [[spoiler:killed the Emperor to impede that alliance and get rid of a possible enemy and competitor.]]
* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', anytime Inuyasha and [[AloofBigBrother Sesshomaru]] team up, this happens, though at the end of each scenario Sesshomaru walks off just a little more of an AntiHero than before.
* In the final episode anime version of ''Manga/GiantRobo'', [[spoiler: Alberto]] suddenly appears to rescue Daisaku. He deems it necessary to point out he hasn't made a HeelFaceTurn, it's just that they have a mutual enemy.
--> '''[[spoiler: Alberto]]''': Let's get something straight, kid. I'm not doing this to help you, your buddies, or because saving humanity gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. I may not be privy to all the deep dark secrets behind this covert operation, but I'm positive about one thing: I will be DAMNED if I watch from the sidelines while [[BigBadWannabe this megalomaniacal adolescent]] determines the outcome of the world! [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou That fate will be decided at another place
''Anime/ValkyriaChronicles'', Episode 12 has Welkin and time, in a final showdown between Big Fire and you IPO vigilantes!]]
* In ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', [[PragmaticVillainy Higa of the East]]'s repeated attempts at violating the rules of the game drive [[FairPlayVillain Mikogami of the South]] to come to the rescue of [[TheHero Minato]] on more than one occasion.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' discusses the whole idea of the whole of humanity settling its differences with each other to fight a common enemy, finding it overly optimistic. Indeed, even in the story, with humans on the brink of extinction against such an enemy, [[SubvertedTrope there's]] [[WeAreStrugglingTogether still plenty]] [[TeethClenchedTeamwork of infighting.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** During the battle for Karakura Town, the Visoreds
Faldio team up with Jaeger and Selvaria to foil a plot to kidnap Princess Cordelia (and Alicia, who was captured in the Shinigami, despite having once been exiled from Soul Society, because Aizen is process) and use her to BS an impromptu alliance between the reason they were exiled. However, they make it clear Federation and Gallia, which is really a cheap way for Prime Minster Borg to usurp the Shinigami that they're not Soul Society's allies. They are there because Aizen is their enemy throne "legally" and Ichigo is their ally. Upon Aizen's defeat, force the Visoreds are accepted back Imperial forces into a two front war situation, which at best leaves him in control of Gallia with Federation backing and gives the Soul Society.
** Hollows
Imperial forces pause, or at worst ensures the Imperials are enemies of Humans, Shinigami and Quincies, and Aizen recruits Hollows forced to fight against Soul Society. In the final arc, the surviving Hollows from Aizen's war with Soul Society, team up with the Shinigami to fight the Quincies, who have conquered both Hueco Mundo, the Hollows domain, and the Soul Society, the Shinigami domain. They are also working with Humans, such as Ichigo's group and Fullbringers. Eventually, even some of the Quincies switch sides when they begin to realise what Yhwach's plans really are. [[AGodAmI Yhwach]] is such a threat to existence itself, he's basically uniting all four much bigger enemy groups, and any exiles from those groups, against him.
* At one point in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', [[TheHero Sousuke]] comes upon [[BigBad Leonard]] and pulls his gun -- but Leonard
on two fronts, with either outcome leaving him at an advantage. Everyone launches obvious objections to Welkin's proposed EnemyMine until Welkin points out the massive mutual gain they stand to profit from, leading to a brief Imperial-Gallia alliance to foil the plot.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Yugi and Kaiba are frequently forced to team up against a bigger threat, and it almost always ends with Kaiba walking away muttering about how he is destined to beat Yugi someday.
** Yugi and Kaiba are more like rivals than enemies - Kaiba is never actually on the 'evil' side except during the very start of the series (given a partially accurate incarnation in Season 0, which was so much DarkerAndEdgier than the rest of the series
that they're both it's never had an English dub).
** Also, Malik and Bakura's alliance, specifically
in the duel against Yami no Malik.
** Similarly during the formation of
the same predicament (trapped team in an old laboratory by rubble) and proposes they call a temporary truce and work together to dig themselves out, to which Sousuke agrees. During this time Leonard tries to talk Sousuke into joining his side, but is (obviously) unsuccessful; ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Marik proclaims, "And the truce lasts until they get back to their respective HumongousMecha.
* In episode 3
enemy of ''Anime/BladeAndSoul,'' the Pleasure Gang saves Alka from the BountyHunter, Hazuki, trying to collect on a bounty of 7000 gold from the Palam Empire. Their leader, Dan Roana, has no love for Palam either, and many of their friends and relatives were killed by them, so she suggests they work together to get their payback.my friend is also my enemy!" Bakura informs him that's not how it goes.



* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', episode 14, with both Salome and Michel kidnapped, has Kim and the Black Hammer Gang work together to free them.
** Episode 23 has a long-dead evil pharaoh with magical powers arising to kill the heroes, forcing Michel and Salome to team up against him.
* Natsu and [[spoiler:Gajeel]] teaming up against Laxus in ''Manga/FairyTail'', though it's more "rival mine" since they were supposed to be in the same guild by then.
* Gainax's teaser for the ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen never-realized]]) second season of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' suggested that, after the ShockingSwerve GainaxEnding, the Demon Sisters would be teaming up with the heroes in order to fight the bigger threat: [[spoiler:Demon Stocking (and presumably their father Corset as well).]]
* In ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'''s last several books, the final showdown between the titular protagonists and their ultimate nemesis Yagyu Retsudo is delayed at least twice:
** First, after Retsudo and Ogami Itto finally meet blade to blade, a large part of Edo (the future [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]]) is flooded by the folly of another villain, the two must work together to stop the water [[ItMakesSenseInContext by blowing up a hill]] with an ally of Ogami's (who, not being MadeOfIron like the two rivals, makes a HeroicSacrifice).
** The second example is extreme, with Itto and Retsudo teaming up with the aforementioned idiot villain - MasterPoisoner Abe no Kaii, mortal enemy to both of them by that point - to treat Ogami Daigoro's frostbite, in a three-headed version of the trope.
* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', Guidoro, a member of the [[LesCollaborateurs Truculent]], shows up to [[VillainousRescue save]] the leader of the [[LaResistance Ignauts]], Demetrio, just in the nick of time from [[AxeCrazy Ibelda]], who killed all of their teammates and ran him through too. Demetrio quickly invites him to join the Ignauts, but Guidoro makes it clear he [[NotInThisForYourRevolution isn't in this for the Ignauts' revolution]], but he's going to [[{{Revenge}} kill Ibelda]] and Ibelda is after Emilio and Shun, so he'll stick around.
27th Jan '17 1:15:45 PM Willbyr
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* In the final episode of Manga/GiantRobo, [[spoiler: Alberto]] suddenly appears to rescue Daisaku. He deems it necessary to point out he hasn't made a HeelFaceTurn, it's just that they have a mutual enemy.

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* In the final episode of Manga/GiantRobo, ''Manga/GiantRobo'', [[spoiler: Alberto]] suddenly appears to rescue Daisaku. He deems it necessary to point out he hasn't made a HeelFaceTurn, it's just that they have a mutual enemy.



* In {{Sekirei}}, [[PragmaticVillainy Higa of the East]]'s repeated attempts at violating the rules of the game drive [[FairPlayVillain Mikogami of the South]] to come to the rescue of [[TheHero Minato]] on more than one occasion.

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* In {{Sekirei}}, ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', [[PragmaticVillainy Higa of the East]]'s repeated attempts at violating the rules of the game drive [[FairPlayVillain Mikogami of the South]] to come to the rescue of [[TheHero Minato]] on more than one occasion.
2nd Jan '17 8:55:45 PM Wkenneth334
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*** For a while, ''Manga/DragonBall'' had a pattern where the main antagonist of the previous arc would team up with Goku against the villain of the current one, earning good guy status in the process. This started with Yamcha (who tries to rob Goku in his first appearance) and continues all the way to Freeza, when Toriyama finally gave us a villain too evil to ever join Goku. Here is a list of some of the former villains who joined Goku, mostly through EnemyMine {{Heel Face Turn}}s: Oolong, Yamcha, Puar, Tien, Chao-tzu, Piccolo, Vegeta, Android #16, Android #17 (though he never actually met Goku before leaving off-screen shortly after his turn), Android #18, Dabra (according to anime filler in Other World), Majin Buu, Nuova Shenron (in ''[[Anime/DragonBallGT GT]]''), and Abo and Kado (in the recent special which introduced Table to the world).

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*** For a while, ''Manga/DragonBall'' had a pattern where the main antagonist of the previous arc would team up with Goku against the villain of the current one, earning good guy status in the process. This started with Yamcha (who tries to rob Goku in his first appearance) and continues all the way to Freeza, when Toriyama finally gave us a villain too evil to ever join Goku. Here is a list of some of the former villains who joined Goku, mostly through EnemyMine {{Heel Face Turn}}s: Oolong, Yamcha, Yamcha and Puar, Tien, Tien and Chao-tzu, Piccolo, Vegeta, Android #16, Android #17 (though he never actually met Goku before leaving off-screen shortly after his turn), Android #18, Dabra (according to anime filler in Other World), Majin Buu, Nuova Shenron (in ''[[Anime/DragonBallGT GT]]''), and Abo and Kado (in the recent special which introduced Table to the world).
2nd Jan '17 8:55:45 PM Wkenneth334
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9th Dec '16 3:13:22 PM Skylentt
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* Discussed in ''[[Manga/D.Gray-Man]]'' :When a new [[Big Bad]] originally part of the main big bad team appears, the heroes don't all have the same point of view. Some say that as an enemy of the main big bad they can't consider him as an ennemy while others don't trust him at all. Others even plan to use it at their own advantage. Even on the Noah side, the villains all considers each others like [[Truecompanions family]] but there are important clues that in the future the existence of this third side will lead to dissension within their side. This would become a deconstruction.

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* Discussed in ''[[Manga/D.''[[Manga / D.Gray-Man]]'' :When a new [[Big Bad]] [[BigBad]] originally part of the main big bad team appears, the heroes don't all have the same point of view. Some say that as an enemy of the main big bad they can't consider him as an ennemy while others don't trust him at all. Others even plan to use it at their own advantage. Even on the Noah side, the villains all considers each others like [[Truecompanions family]] but there are important clues that in the future the existence of this third side will lead to dissension within their side. This would become a deconstruction.
9th Dec '16 3:11:35 PM Skylentt
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* Discussed in ''Manga/D.Gray-Man'' :When a new ''Big Bad'' originally part of the main bigbad team appears, the heroes don't all have the same point of view. Some say that as an enemy of the main big bad they can't consider him as an ennemy while others don't trust him at all. Others even plan to use it at their own advantage.

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* Discussed in ''Manga/D.Gray-Man'' ''[[Manga/D.Gray-Man]]'' :When a new ''Big Bad'' [[Big Bad]] originally part of the main bigbad big bad team appears, the heroes don't all have the same point of view. Some say that as an enemy of the main big bad they can't consider him as an ennemy while others don't trust him at all. Others even plan to use it at their own advantage. Even on the Noah side, the villains all considers each others like [[Truecompanions family]] but there are important clues that in the future the existence of this third side will lead to dissension within their side. This would become a deconstruction.
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