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22nd Apr '17 7:29:54 PM nombretomado
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* A subversion of the villainous version happens in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' - Burton Harris/Ken Lawson plays off the paranoia and reservations of a group of students hanging out in a cottage in order to get the entire uneasy alliance to dissolve. Burton/Ken wasn't exactly a villain though, just a [[{{Jerkass}} dick]] who thought that the place was too crowded.

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* A subversion of the villainous version happens in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' - Burton Harris/Ken Lawson plays off the paranoia and reservations of a group of students hanging out in a cottage in order to get the entire uneasy alliance to dissolve. Burton/Ken wasn't exactly a villain though, just a [[{{Jerkass}} dick]] who thought that the place was too crowded.
15th Apr '17 1:06:30 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' episode "No Exit" features most of the major characters being LockedInARoom... that's trying to kill them. Their bickering and political differences lead to [[spoiler: Shawn and Meghan's deaths]], and in the end [[spoiler: Jordan and Tom need to work past their personal differences to save the others.]] Interestingly, the whole situation had been caused [[spoiler:by a 4400 with the power to create a HolosuiteMalfunction mass illusion in people's heads that was sick and tired of Jordan's and Tom's fighting (and him being one of the people caught in the middle) and wanted it to stop. They ('''especially''' [[WellIntentionedExtremist Jordan]]) made it perfectly clear that once the situation was resolved they would just go back to fighting as usual.]]

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* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' episode "No Exit" features most of the major characters being LockedInARoom... that's trying to kill them. Their bickering and political differences lead to [[spoiler: Shawn and Meghan's deaths]], and in the end [[spoiler: Jordan and Tom need to work past their personal differences to save the others.]] Interestingly, the whole situation had been caused [[spoiler:by a 4400 with the power to create a HolosuiteMalfunction HolodeckMalfunction mass illusion in people's heads that was sick and tired of Jordan's and Tom's fighting (and him being one of the people caught in the middle) and wanted it to stop. They ('''especially''' [[WellIntentionedExtremist Jordan]]) made it perfectly clear that once the situation was resolved they would just go back to fighting as usual.]]
15th Apr '17 1:00:54 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' episode "No Exit" features most of the major characters being LockedInARoom... that's trying to kill them. Their bickering and political differences lead to [[spoiler: Shawn and Meghan's deaths]], and in the end [[spoiler: Jordan and Tom need to work past their personal differences to save the others.]]

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* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' episode "No Exit" features most of the major characters being LockedInARoom... that's trying to kill them. Their bickering and political differences lead to [[spoiler: Shawn and Meghan's deaths]], and in the end [[spoiler: Jordan and Tom need to work past their personal differences to save the others.]] Interestingly, the whole situation had been caused [[spoiler:by a 4400 with the power to create a HolosuiteMalfunction mass illusion in people's heads that was sick and tired of Jordan's and Tom's fighting (and him being one of the people caught in the middle) and wanted it to stop. They ('''especially''' [[WellIntentionedExtremist Jordan]]) made it perfectly clear that once the situation was resolved they would just go back to fighting as usual.]]
15th Apr '17 12:52:04 AM marcoasalazarm
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Occasionally, a villain will try to [[DivideAndConquer set this up deliberately]]. [[ThePowerOfFriendship This rarely works]], at least not over the long term ([[LetsYouAndHimFight though it can and often does work splendidly]] [[YouCantThwartStageOne over the short term]]). See also: WeAREStrugglingTogether making this TruthInTelevision...unfortunately.

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Occasionally, a villain will try to [[DivideAndConquer set this up deliberately]]. [[ThePowerOfFriendship This rarely works]], at least not over the long term ([[LetsYouAndHimFight though it can and often does work splendidly]] [[YouCantThwartStageOne over the short term]]). See also: WeAREStrugglingTogether making this TruthInTelevision... unfortunately.



* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' is definitely a member of this trope.

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* As the examples above and many below can showcase, it probably would be easier to count the times when this Trope ''doesn't'' happens in a ZombieApocalypse film.
* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' is definitely a member of this trope. Although on this particular example what divides the house (most of the time) is that some of the people work for Weyland-Yutani or similar interests and wish to study the Xenomorph to make them weapons... and everybody else is expendable.



* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' - Shaun: As Bertrand Russell once said, "The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation." I think we can all appreciate the relevance of that now.
** You read that on a beer mat, didn't you?

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* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' - Shaun: ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'': Shaun tries, but what divides the house is everybody else being a twat (probably an example of JerkassHasAPoint in the case of Peter pointing out that going to the Winchester was a bad idea, and yet he still comes across as jumping the MoralEventHorizon when he tries to shoot Shaun's mom when she's still (barely) alive, ZombieInfectee or not).
--> '''Shaun''':
As Bertrand Russell once said, "The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation." I think we can all appreciate the relevance of that now.
** You "You read that on a beer mat, didn't you?you?"
15th Apr '17 12:41:24 AM BroadwayPhil
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**It happens to the orcs, too. Merry and Pippin are able to escape when Saruman's orcs fight Sauron's orcs over who gets the captives; then the Riders of Rohan wipe out the remaining orcs. Similarly, the Minas Morgul orcs fight the Barad-dur orcs over Frodo, and all but one are killed, whereupon Sam, coming to the rescue, kills the last one.
21st Mar '17 6:13:28 PM nombretomado
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* In ''NightAtTheMuseum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian'', Larry [[ChekhovsGun remembers some advice the (animated) Lincoln Memorial gave him]], and begins taunting the villains and playing them against each other. Ultimately, their inability to work together proves to be the ultimate reason for their defeat.

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* In ''NightAtTheMuseum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian'', ''Film/NightAtTheMuseumBattleOfTheSmithsonian'', Larry [[ChekhovsGun remembers some advice the (animated) Lincoln Memorial gave him]], and begins taunting the villains and playing them against each other. Ultimately, their inability to work together proves to be the ultimate reason for their defeat.
15th Dec '16 8:06:01 AM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the whole realm is at war with one another over the iron throne, while a greater threat of the [[HumanoidAbomination White Walkers]] with a horde of [[ZombieApocalypse wights]] mobilizes in the north.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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whole realm is at war with one another over the iron throne, while a greater threat of the [[HumanoidAbomination White Walkers]] with a horde of [[ZombieApocalypse wights]] mobilizes in the north.north.
** There has always been tension within House Lannister and they manage TeethClenchedTeamwork throughout the war, but as the war winds down they turn on each other.
30th Nov '16 5:24:48 AM Tamfang
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When this occurs against something threatening to [[ApocalypseHow wipe out humanity as a whole]] (such as the ever-popular ZombieApocalypse), this usually leads to AnAesop for the survivors (or the audience) about how we need to [[TeethClenchedTeamwork look beyond our differences and focus on the big picture,]] or a scathing indictment of humanity's [[ZombieInfectee self-destructiveness]] and how we can sometimes be [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters even worse]] than the monsters we're fighting. This trope is also a good way to showcase [[ADarkerMe the darker side]] of characters under stressful situations whom are otherwise good people. This also can be caused by clashing egos, but mostly it's due to conflicting personalities.

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When this occurs against something threatening to [[ApocalypseHow wipe out humanity as a whole]] (such as the ever-popular ZombieApocalypse), this usually leads to AnAesop for the survivors (or the audience) about how we need to [[TeethClenchedTeamwork look beyond our differences and focus on the big picture,]] or a scathing indictment of humanity's [[ZombieInfectee self-destructiveness]] and how we can sometimes be [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters even worse]] than the monsters we're fighting. This trope is also a good way to showcase [[ADarkerMe the darker side]] of characters under stressful situations whom who are otherwise good people. This also can be caused by clashing egos, but mostly it's due to conflicting personalities.
10th Nov '16 11:11:55 AM Luigifan
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The opposite of LockedInARoom: the ensemble of diverse characters starts to argue and turn against each other during intense situations. E.g. being boarded up in a house/building/store when there are rampaging [[TheVirus viruses]] / [[ZombieApocalypse zombies]] / [[AlienInvasion aliens]] / [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] / [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]] / [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Jehovah's Witnesses]] or what have you [[TheSiege looming outside]] ([[TenLittleMurderVictims or inside]]) [[TenLittleMurderVictims trying to get to you]]. Which leads to paranoia, frustration, and disagreement among the group when it comes to fixing the dilemma. Patience starts to run short, the ensemble is starting to get on each other's nerves, and things quickly get out of hand and possibly implode.

When this occurs against something threatening to [[ApocalypseHow wipe out humanity as a whole]] (such as the ever-popular ZombieApocalypse) this usually leads to AnAesop for the survivors (or the audience) about how we need to [[TeethClenchedTeamwork look beyond our differences and focus on the big picture,]] or a scathing indictment of humanity's [[ZombieInfectee self-destructiveness]] and how we can sometimes be even [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters worse]] than the monsters we're fighting. This trope is also a good way to showcase [[ADarkerMe the darker side]] of characters under stressful situations whom are otherwise good people. This also can be caused by clashing egos, But mostly it's due in part to conflicting personalities.

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The opposite of LockedInARoom: the ensemble of diverse characters starts to argue and turn against each other during intense situations. E.g. being boarded up in a house/building/store when there are rampaging [[TheVirus viruses]] / [[ZombieApocalypse zombies]] / [[AlienInvasion aliens]] / [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] / [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]] / [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Jehovah's Witnesses]] or what have you [[TheSiege looming outside]] ([[TenLittleMurderVictims or inside]]) [[TenLittleMurderVictims [[SuperPersistentPredator trying to get to you]]. Which leads to paranoia, frustration, and disagreement among the group when it comes to fixing the dilemma. Patience starts to run short, the ensemble is starting to get on each other's nerves, and things quickly get out of hand and possibly implode.

When this occurs against something threatening to [[ApocalypseHow wipe out humanity as a whole]] (such as the ever-popular ZombieApocalypse) ZombieApocalypse), this usually leads to AnAesop for the survivors (or the audience) about how we need to [[TeethClenchedTeamwork look beyond our differences and focus on the big picture,]] or a scathing indictment of humanity's [[ZombieInfectee self-destructiveness]] and how we can sometimes be even [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters even worse]] than the monsters we're fighting. This trope is also a good way to showcase [[ADarkerMe the darker side]] of characters under stressful situations whom are otherwise good people. This also can be caused by clashing egos, But but mostly it's due in part to conflicting personalities.



Occasionally, a villain will try to [[DivideAndConquer set this up deliberately]]. [[ThePowerOfFriendship This rarely works.]] See also: WeAREStrugglingTogether making this TruthInTelevision...unfortunately.

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Occasionally, a villain will try to [[DivideAndConquer set this up deliberately]]. [[ThePowerOfFriendship This rarely works.]] works]], at least not over the long term ([[LetsYouAndHimFight though it can and often does work splendidly]] [[YouCantThwartStageOne over the short term]]). See also: WeAREStrugglingTogether making this TruthInTelevision...unfortunately.
18th Sep '16 7:33:14 AM LupoCani
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* ''Manga/WorldTrigger'': The story's central organization Border is split into at least 3 factions.
--> Kido's faction want the destruction of all neighbors.
--> Shinoda's faction wants to protect the town and people only, but will protect any neighbor in need just as much.
--> Rindō's faction wants to work with the good neighbors.
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