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26th Jun '17 12:33:47 PM dotchan
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* On ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', Nate chased all of the team members when he was previously an insurance investigator. One flashback reveals that Nate and Sophie even shot each other when he was chasing her.

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* On ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', Nate chased all of the team members when he was previously an insurance investigator. One flashback reveals that Nate and Sophie even shot at each other when he was chasing her.
22nd Jun '17 3:29:23 PM BlackYakuzu94
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** Also Subverted with Freeza every time he's been revived. No matter how many times he's lost to him, he absolutely ''hates'' Goku with a passion and will never stop trying to murder him. [[spoiler: Even with the fate of the entire universe in the balance, the first thing he does when Goku recruits him for the Tournament of Power is casually punch him in the gut, and trapped him in an energy sphere that nearly erased him from existence. Even after being thwarted in those plans, he internally monologues how he's been spending every day in hell concentrating on how many ways he can kill Goku and plans on using the Gods themselves to do so.]]
22nd Jun '17 6:37:05 AM gb00393
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** Greatjon Umber laughs off losing two fingers to Grey Wind because Robb's forbearance and willingness to stand up to him are impressive. He later becomes one of Robb's staunchest supporters.

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** Greatjon Umber laughs off losing two fingers to and then being humiliated by Grey Wind because Robb's forbearance and willingness to stand up to him are impressive. He later becomes one of Robb's staunchest supporters.
19th Jun '17 8:22:57 PM KYCubbie
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* In one of the most epic boxing matches ever, George Foreman was defeated by UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli in 1974. The two became good friends afterward. Another boxing example is Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti, who had three memorable fights in the 2000s and became friends, with Ward even becoming Gatti's trainer until the Italian died in 2009.

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* In one of the most epic boxing matches ever, George Foreman was defeated by UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli in 1974. The two became good friends afterward. Another boxing example is [[Film/TheFighter Micky Ward Ward]] and Arturo Gatti, who had three memorable fights in the 2000s and became friends, with Ward even becoming Gatti's trainer until the Italian died in 2009.



* One of the oldest ones in the book: When Persian King Cyrus the Great conquered a country, he often let its king live, letting him become a royal advisor instead. This most famously happened to Croesos (the King of Lydia and the man who invented money, or rather his grandson), whose later loyalty to Cyrus is documented in several places.

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* One of the oldest ones in the book: When Persian King Cyrus the Great UsefulNotes/CyrusTheGreat conquered a country, he often let its king live, letting him become a royal advisor instead. This most famously happened to Croesos (the King of Lydia and the man who invented money, or rather his grandson), whose later loyalty to Cyrus is documented in several places.



* Sports example: professional golfer Jason Dufner lost to Keegan Bradley in a playoff at the 2011 [=PGA=] Championship after letting go of a late lead. After the playoff, the two became great friends and often played jokes on each other. Two years later, Dufner would have another late lead in the PGA Championship--this time, Bradley was on his way to the airport and hearing of Dufner's chances, asked to be driven back to the course to await his friend. He made it back in time for Dufner's victory and congratulated him on camera just off the 18th green as Dufner went to have his score verified.

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* Sports example: professional golfer Jason Dufner lost to Keegan Bradley in a playoff at the 2011 [=PGA=] PGA Championship after letting go of a late lead. After the playoff, the two became great friends and often played jokes on each other. Two years later, Dufner would have another late lead in the PGA Championship--this time, Bradley was on his way to the airport and hearing of Dufner's chances, asked to be driven back to the course to await his friend. He made it back in time for Dufner's victory and congratulated him on camera just off the 18th green as Dufner went to have his score verified.
3rd Jun '17 8:16:06 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' 4 and 5, King fights and beats Craig Marduk, who murdered Armor King in a bar brawl before Tekken 4. After the second defeat, Marduk decides to change his ways and become a more honorable fighter when King forgives him and the two end up as tag-team partners in the professional wrestling circuit.
25th May '17 4:51:39 PM Taskmaster123
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* UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton and UsefulNotes/BarackObama endured one of the bitterest primaries in modern politics, but four years of Clinton serving as Obama's Secretary of State forged a strong working relationship and, ultimately, deep friendship between the two of them. Obama essentially hand-picked her as his chosen successor for the Presidency with a ringing endorsement, calling her "the most qualified candidate in history" and making it clear that she has his complete trust and support. After Labor Day, when the general election kicked into high gear, he embarked on a campaign blitz on her behalf that is unmatched by a sitting President in modern history. [[http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/barack-obama-hillary-clinton-hug-photoshop-battle-thumb.jpg Just look at them now.]] Her rival in the protracted, occasionally bitter 2016 primary, Bernie Sanders, has also been trying to invoke this by campaigning for Clinton. Sanders gave a prime-time speech at the Democratic convention and has been on the campaign trail trying to drum up support for Clinton among millennials.
1st May '17 10:26:22 AM gb00393
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** Osha is remarkably friendly to Bran in "The Pointy End" after her companions tried to rob and murder him in her previous appearance. She explains later that it was NothingPersonal and she was treated far more reasonably than she ever imagined.

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** Osha is remarkably friendly to Bran in "The Pointy End" and becomes his most protective caretaker after her companions tried to rob and murder him in her previous appearance.appearance. This attempted robbery fails as Robb bests her in combat and makes her prisoner. She explains later that it was NothingPersonal and she was treated far more reasonably than she ever imagined.
29th Apr '17 1:14:16 AM iroanxi
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* ''Roleplay/ThereIsNoGATEWeDidNotFightThere'': In the interlude *Meet the Neighbors*, Kytheus befriends Cardin Brutus, an heir to one of the neighboring provinces, by beating him thoroughly in a spar.
28th Apr '17 10:25:02 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
** There are several [=NPCs=] who invoke this trope. When you talk to them, they challenge you to a fistfight. When you win said fight, they become much friendlier and most of them will even join you as a follower if you ask. There is one particularly racist NPC who manages to zigzag this trope, should you challenge him as an Elf. After you defeat him, he will switch between his usual racism, proclaiming you to be a cheater, and this trope, calling you a good friend.
** One of the staples of Dragon culture is the belief that the strongest is meant to lead, hence Dragons who survive clashes with another frequently offering their allegiance to the one that bested them. [[TheDragon Odahviing]] and [[{{Dracolich}} Durnehviir]] end up invoking this towards the Dragonborn during the main game and in the ''Dawnguard DLC''; the former defecting in the belief that Alduin lost his right to command after he fled battle with the Dragonborn, while the latter does so out of respect for the Dragonborn being the first individual to ever best him in combat. After the defeat of Alduin, [[spoiler: many of the Dragons under his command switch their loyalty to Paarthurnax, who leaves to instruct them in the [[BadassPacifist Way of]] [[HeroicWillpower the Voice]]]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In the series' backstory, founder of the Second Tamriellic Empire, Reman Cyrodiil, incorporated the defeated [[SnakePeople Tsaesci]] invaders from [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]] into his fledgling empire. After Reman used [[MakeMeWannaShout the Thu'um]] against them in battle during their invasion of Tamriel, they recognized him as Dragonborn, who the Tsaesci believe to be the ultimate dragon slayers. He incorporated the surviving Tsaesci into his armies, where they served him as bodyguards, dragon hunters, and would be the precursors to [[PraetorianGuard the Blades]]. They also became a great cultural influence within the empire.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
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There are several [=NPCs=] who invoke this trope. When you talk to them, they challenge you to a fistfight. When you win said fight, they become much friendlier and most of them will even join you as a follower if you ask. There is one particularly racist NPC who manages to zigzag this trope, should you challenge him as an Elf. After you defeat him, he will switch between his usual racism, proclaiming you to be a cheater, and this trope, calling you a good friend.
** *** One of the staples of Dragon culture is the belief that the strongest is meant to lead, hence Dragons who survive clashes with another frequently offering their allegiance to the one that bested them. [[TheDragon Odahviing]] and [[{{Dracolich}} Durnehviir]] end up invoking this towards the Dragonborn during the main game and in the ''Dawnguard DLC''; the former defecting in the belief that Alduin lost his right to command after he fled battle with the Dragonborn, while the latter does so out of respect for the Dragonborn being the first individual to ever best him in combat. After the defeat of Alduin, [[spoiler: many of the Dragons under his command switch their loyalty to Paarthurnax, who leaves to instruct them in the [[BadassPacifist Way of]] [[HeroicWillpower the Voice]]]].
27th Apr '17 8:00:11 PM comicwriter
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* Lampshaded in the final issue of ''Comicbook/PatsyWalkerAKAHellcat'' after Patsy lets a pair of would-be teen supervillains off with a warning.
-->'''Comicbook/{{Jubilee}}''': How many bad guys have you actually sent to jail in the last year or so?
-->'''Patsy''': Not...many?
-->'''Jubilee''': You've got to quit befriending your villains.
-->'''Patsy''': [[AllLovingHero I like people, that's all!]]
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