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25th Jun '17 6:12:54 PM Unicorndance
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* In ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', a scene in "Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor" has Morticia and Gomez pretending to be a bickering couple and then Morticia, who's usually level-headed, starts to take Gomez seriously and gets ''seriously'' peeved at him, even to the point of not letting him go to bed in their room. Even when they reconcile, it's because Gomez admitted to being a "cad", even though he never genuinely did anything caddish.
25th Jun '17 6:10:24 PM Unicorndance
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' uses this in a number of episodes, like Rarity and Applejack's escalating tiff in "Look Before You Sleep", and Applejack and Rainbow Dash's competitiveness getting out of hand in "Fall-Weather Friends".

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' uses this in a number of episodes, like Rarity and Applejack's escalating tiff in "Look Before You Sleep", and Sleep".
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Applejack and Rainbow Dash's competitiveness getting out of hand (or [[{{Pun}} hoof]]?) in "Fall-Weather Friends".Friends" is this because it starts with them wanting to see who's the most athletic. While they do both have stubbornness as a flaw, it goes a bit far when Rainbow Dash thinks Applejack cheated and actually cheats, causing Applejack to cheat back and on it goes. This is particularly out of character for Applejack, who is honest enough to represent the ''Element'' of Honesty and likely believes in two wrongs not making a right.


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* ''WesternAnimation/MillyMolly''. Some of the FeudEpisode's can be this.
** In the episode where they first met, "Monday", they have several arguments over minor things like whether apples or bananas are better for no apparent reason. Exaggerated in one instance when, just because both of them drew their cat, they start arguing over who had a cat the longest and whose cat is nicer.
** In "Cubby House", the girls argue over what game they should play in their cubby house. While it's not out of character for them to be a bit sore at each other and even try to give up their idea, they not only do that but they ''decide not to be friends anymore'', which is going a bit far for them.
** In "Sooty", Molly [[GreenEyedMonster becomes jealous of Milly]] because Chloe, a snooty but well-meaning girl in their class, invited her to her birthday party but not Molly (because her horse Prince was at the party and at that point in the series, Molly was still afraid of horses). When Milly phones from the party and offers to come over to help care for an injured cat that Molly is looking after, one would expect Molly to be grateful as she's finally getting attention. Instead, she says angrily, "No thanks, Milly, I can look after Sooty [[PunctuatedForEmphasis by! My! Self!"]]
7th Jun '17 1:32:46 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Parodied in one ''Anime/FairyTail'' filler episode, Juvia buys a dodgy potion that acts as this, causing truly random declarations of rivalry. Some are rather plausible, like Mirajane vs. Erza, but then you have Erza vs. wooden post (because it wouldn't move out of her way), Makarov vs. alcohol (because it got him drunk), and [[spoiler: Gray vs. The Horizon]].

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* Parodied in one ''Anime/FairyTail'' filler episode, Juvia buys a dodgy love potion that acts as this, causing truly random declarations of rivalry. Some are rather plausible, like Mirajane vs. Erza, but then you have Erza vs. wooden post (because it wouldn't move out of her way), Makarov vs. alcohol (because it got him drunk), and [[spoiler: Gray vs. The Horizon]].Horizon (he ends up on Galuna Island)]].
6th Jun '17 9:17:13 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** A near textbook case occurs in [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension the movie]]. Why does Phineas flip out at Perry despite going against his character (And the entire Genre, at that)? Because it's the movie, and movies need conflict. [[BrokenBase There is a ''slight'' disagreement on this.]]

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** A near textbook case occurs in [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension the movie]]. Why does Phineas flip out at Perry despite going against his character (And (and the entire Genre, genre, at that)? Because it's the movie, and movies need conflict. [[BrokenBase There is a ''slight'' disagreement on this.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' has "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E7Clash Clash]]", a rather infamous episode [[BrokenBase amongst the fanbase]]. Superman, typically the most rational and open minded of the group suddenly becomes a stringent hard-ass towards [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]. What made this really stand out is that everyone else in the League, including ''Batman'', liked Captain Marvel.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' has "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E7Clash Clash]]", a rather infamous episode [[BrokenBase amongst the fanbase]]. Superman, typically the most rational and open minded open-minded of the group group, suddenly becomes a stringent hard-ass towards [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]. What made this really stand out is that everyone else in the League, including ''Batman'', liked Captain Marvel.
6th Jun '17 8:38:06 AM 64SuperNintendo
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1st Jun '17 8:00:38 PM nombretomado
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* All over the place in WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' games. It seemed that every single faction was in a war, cold or hot, with every other faction; a particularly standout example would be the entirety of the ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' line, where the various tribes fought each other, other shapeshifters, regular humans, and ''sometimes'' the Wyrm (the entity they were supposed to be fighting), mostly for reasons that made the reader wonder how the place ever got past the stone age. Shapeshifters, simply put, can be just as bad as any humans but with infinitely more anger issues and less self-control.

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* All over the place in WhiteWolf's Creator/WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' games. It seemed that every single faction was in a war, cold or hot, with every other faction; a particularly standout example would be the entirety of the ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' line, where the various tribes fought each other, other shapeshifters, regular humans, and ''sometimes'' the Wyrm (the entity they were supposed to be fighting), mostly for reasons that made the reader wonder how the place ever got past the stone age. Shapeshifters, simply put, can be just as bad as any humans but with infinitely more anger issues and less self-control.
25th May '17 12:06:26 PM Evilkritter
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* In ''Film/{{Volcano}}'', an angry black guy butted heads with a bigoted cop, while the volcano was still going off. The effort to stop the lava conveniently helped them see past their differences.
25th May '17 11:59:04 AM Evilkritter
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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', it is often averted or played straight, depending upon your point of view. Despite the obvious rise and return of the Dark One, the many factions in the world bicker and fight each other rather than teaming up. Could be viewed as an aversion, as the entire series seems to be a response to classic fantasy series like LOTR, where political and philosophical differences are just too great to easily set everything aside and band together against the approaching evil. However, a recent straight example of this trope is Egwene's opposition to Rand's plan to destroy the remaining seals. Although it's a curious plan that's a bit outside the box, it never shows her even considering why Rand wants to do it or to try communicating with him to discuss the matter. She just immediately dismisses it as a horrible idea and sets about trying to turn everyone against him, all for the sake of conflict. This was finally (and ''thankfully!'') averted and eventually deliberately invoked (in-universe) towards the end of the series with Rand sending Perrin on mission and hiding it by publicly getting into a petty argument with him and concealing [[spoiler: the fact that he was Elayne's children's father]] by publicly avoiding her.

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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', it is often averted or played straight, depending upon your point of view. Despite the obvious rise and return of the Dark One, the many factions in the world bicker and fight each other rather than teaming up. Could be viewed as an aversion, as the entire series seems to be a response to classic fantasy series like LOTR, where political and philosophical differences are just too great to easily set everything aside and band together against the approaching evil. However, a recent straight example of this trope is Egwene's opposition to Rand's plan to destroy the remaining seals. Although it's a curious plan that's a bit outside the box, it never shows her even considering why Rand wants to do it or to try communicating with him to discuss the matter. She just immediately dismisses it as a horrible idea and sets about trying to turn everyone against him, all for the sake of conflict. This was finally (and ''thankfully!'') averted and eventually deliberately invoked (in-universe) towards the end of the series with Rand sending Perrin on mission and hiding it by publicly getting into a petty argument with him and concealing [[spoiler: the fact that he was Elayne's children's father]] by publicly avoiding her.



* Emily [=McArthur=] of ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' has had this a ''lot'' lately. A straighter example would be the constant, immature sparring between Emily and Missi. While Emily has generally gotten better at this and only retorts back when provoked, Missi seems to take a perverse delight in annoying her. The only reason for this, it seems, would be so that the two can clash over their feelings for Ash. Even more irritating, though, is Missi's refusal to accept that Ash isn't her girlfriend anymore. It's makes one wonder whether Chris only created her to exacerbate personal drama in the lives of the two protagonists. When you consider that Ash and Emily are steadily becoming ''less'' hostile towards Rumisiel over time - they aren't friendly with him, but they seem to trust him more than they did at the start - this theory isn't without justification.

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* Emily [=McArthur=] of ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' has had does this a ''lot'' lately.''lot''. A straighter example would be the constant, immature sparring between Emily and Missi. While Emily has generally gotten better at this and only retorts back when provoked, Missi seems to take a perverse delight in annoying her. The only reason for this, it seems, would be so that the two can clash over their feelings for Ash. Even more irritating, though, is Missi's refusal to accept that Ash isn't her girlfriend anymore. It's makes one wonder whether Chris only created her to exacerbate personal drama in the lives of the two protagonists. When you consider that Ash and Emily are steadily becoming ''less'' hostile towards Rumisiel over time - they aren't friendly with him, but they seem to trust him more than they did at the start - this theory isn't without justification.
25th May '17 2:25:11 AM GlassCatOwl
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* A chronic problem with bad FixItFic, where the conflicts the author didn't like are removed but then the characters have to do ''something'' for the rest of the fic.

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* A chronic problem with bad FixItFic, FixFic, where the conflicts the author didn't like are removed but then the characters have to do ''something'' for the rest of the fic.
24th May '17 7:59:04 PM GlassCatOwl
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* A chronic problem with bad FixItFic, where the conflicts the author didn't like are removed but then the characters have to do ''something'' for the rest of the fic.
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