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14th Apr '16 10:36:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* The alliance of the outlawed Malazan commander Dujek Onearm with his enemy Caladan Brood against the [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal]] Pannion Seer in the third volume of ''TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen''. [[spoiler:It later turns out that Dujek's outlawry was a XanatosGambit by Malazan Empress Laseen to win Caladan's support for the war.]]

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* The alliance of the outlawed Malazan commander Dujek Onearm with his enemy Caladan Brood against the [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal]] Pannion Seer in the third volume of ''TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen''.''Literature/TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen''. [[spoiler:It later turns out that Dujek's outlawry was a XanatosGambit by Malazan Empress Laseen to win Caladan's support for the war.]]
3rd Mar '16 12:03:34 PM erforce
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* In ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'', black robed mages ally themselves with the good guys every now and then, for example to drive off the Dark Queen in ''Legend of Huma'' and during the War of the Lance. ''Dragons of Summer Flame'' was based around this trope. Also Fistandantilus and the Kingpriest used each other for their own goals.

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* In ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'', black robed mages ally themselves with the good guys every now and then, for example to drive off the Dark Queen in ''Legend of Huma'' ''Literature/TheLegendOfHuma'' and during the War of the Lance. ''Dragons of Summer Flame'' was based around this trope. Also Fistandantilus and the Kingpriest used each other for their own goals.
19th Feb '16 5:26:39 AM RobTan
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* In ''Literature/WorkdWarZ'', after the zombie outbreak Israel pulls back from the Palestinian territories and offers asylum to any uninfected Palestinian refugees, both sides agreeing to cooperate in the face of an apocalyptic disaster. When the outbreak is contained they form a permanent truce and Israel agrees to a two-state solution.

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* In ''Literature/WorkdWarZ'', ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', after the zombie outbreak Israel pulls back from the Palestinian territories and offers asylum to any uninfected Palestinian refugees, both sides agreeing to cooperate in the face of an apocalyptic disaster. When the outbreak is contained they form a permanent truce and Israel agrees to a two-state solution.
19th Feb '16 5:26:18 AM RobTan
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* In ''Literature/WorkdWarZ'', after the zombie outbreak Israel pulls back from the Palestinian territories and offers asylum to any uninfected Palestinian refugees, both sides agreeing to cooperate in the face of an apocalyptic disaster. When the outbreak is contained they form a permanent truce and Israel agrees to a two-state solution.
31st Jan '16 6:23:48 PM GrammarNavi
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* TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' CyberPunk novel series has a prominent example of this in the fourth book. After PsychoForHire John Dread usurps control of the Otherland network, CorruptCorporateExecutive Felix Jongleur, who up until now has regarded the heroes as an annoyance (if he was aware of them at all), finds himself on equal footing with them: trapped in the network and [[BroughtDownToNormal unable to use his godlike powers]].

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* TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' CyberPunk novel series has a prominent example of this in the fourth book. After PsychoForHire John Dread usurps control of the Otherland network, CorruptCorporateExecutive Felix Jongleur, who up until now has regarded the heroes as an annoyance (if he was aware of them at all), finds himself on equal footing with them: trapped in the network and [[BroughtDownToNormal unable to use his godlike powers]].
2nd Jan '16 9:16:49 PM Vios
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* In ''Literature/ThePillarsOfReality'', Mari and Alain start out thinking of each other as enemies who have to work together to survive. As they get to know each other, however, they begin to realise that they're only enemies in the first place because each of their respective Guilds are either wrong or lying about the other.
21st Dec '15 10:26:41 PM Vios
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* In ''Literature/TheEmpressGame'', it gets complicated. Blame for the conquest of Ordoch can be attributed both to the IDC (which planned it) and to Dolan (who led the Empire there in the first place). Kayla, an Ordochian, is willing to work with an IDC team while opposing Dolan, since she thinks there's a possibility of freeing Ordoch that way. [[spoiler:Meanwhile, Tia'tan is pursuing the same objective by working with Dolan against the IDC team. She and Kayla each accuse the other of being a traitor on account of the alliances they made. When they work past that, they team up themselves.]]
20th Nov '15 2:04:03 PM Derkhan
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* The alliance of [[spoiler:the outlawed Malazan commander Dujek Onearm]] with his enemy [[spoiler:Caladan Brood]] against the [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal]] Pannion Seer in the third volume of ''TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen''. [[spoiler:It later turns out that Dujek's outlawry was a XanatosGambit by Malazan Empress Laseen to win Caladan's support for the war.]]

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* The alliance of [[spoiler:the the outlawed Malazan commander Dujek Onearm]] Onearm with his enemy [[spoiler:Caladan Brood]] Caladan Brood against the [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal]] Pannion Seer in the third volume of ''TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen''. [[spoiler:It later turns out that Dujek's outlawry was a XanatosGambit by Malazan Empress Laseen to win Caladan's support for the war.]]
1st Nov '15 6:56:12 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/APassageToIndia'', which is set in the [[TheRaj British Raj]], the religious divisions among native Indians - particularly those between Hindus and Muslims - are only set aside when they find themselves both in conflict with the ruling British authorities. As Dr Aziz says to [[AuthorAvatar Cyril Fielding]], "We may hate each other, but we hate you more."

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* In ''Literature/APassageToIndia'', which is set in the [[TheRaj [[UsefulNotes/TheRaj British Raj]], the religious divisions among native Indians - particularly those between Hindus and Muslims - are only set aside when they find themselves both in conflict with the ruling British authorities. As Dr Aziz says to [[AuthorAvatar Cyril Fielding]], "We may hate each other, but we hate you more."
7th Sep '15 11:00:31 AM nombretomado
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** ''TheThrawnTrilogy'': Mara Jade sees her having to constantly work with Luke as this trope, especially with that [[KillMeNowOrForeverStayYourHand not-so-covert wish to kill him]]. He doesn't see it the same way, though. At the end of the trilogy, they've become FireForgedFriends, and by the ''NewJediOrder'' series, they're a married BattleCouple.

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** ''TheThrawnTrilogy'': Mara Jade sees her having to constantly work with Luke as this trope, especially with that [[KillMeNowOrForeverStayYourHand not-so-covert wish to kill him]]. He doesn't see it the same way, though. At the end of the trilogy, they've become FireForgedFriends, and by the ''NewJediOrder'' ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series, they're a married BattleCouple.
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