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24th Nov '16 8:04:05 AM LondonKdS
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* The 1960s ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Evil of the Daleks'' had some Daleks given human emotions, which turned them friendly, and sparked off a civil war which ([[JokerImmunity supposedly]]) [[KilledOffForReal destroyed off every Dalek]]. Much later, there was an entire StoryArc in which Daleks loyal to Davros and to the Dalek Supreme, respectively, fought it out (Davros' side won). In [[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse the 1960s comics]] "The Dalek Chronicles", conflicts of this kind happened pretty regularly, with upstarts challenging the Dalek Emperor.

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* The 1960s ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Evil of the Daleks'' had some Daleks given human emotions, which turned them friendly, and sparked off a civil war which ([[JokerImmunity supposedly]]) [[KilledOffForReal destroyed off every Dalek]]. Much later, During the 1980s era, there was an entire a low-profile StoryArc in which Davros created or altered a new breed of Daleks loyal specifically conditioned to Davros obey him, leading to a war between them and to the original Daleks (Davros's side won and he proclaimed himself a new Dalek Supreme, respectively, fought it out (Davros' side won).Emperor). In [[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse the 1960s comics]] "The Dalek Chronicles", conflicts of this kind happened pretty regularly, with upstarts challenging the Dalek Emperor.
19th Nov '16 7:30:20 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Admiral Niathal's betrayal of Jacen Solo...er...''Darth Caedus''. Niathal is a real vicious piece of work, and in the end, the best thing that could be said about her is that she has marginally higher moral scruples than an insane Sith Lord.

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** Admiral Niathal's betrayal of Jacen Solo...er... er... ''Darth Caedus''. Niathal is a real vicious piece of work, and in the end, the best thing that could be said about her is that she has marginally higher moral scruples than an insane Sith Lord.



** The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Wraith]] in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', who are awakened prematurely before the human numbers in the Pegasus Galaxy have regrown, leaving them with low food supplies. Fortunately, the constant inter-Hive fighting helps keep the Wraith attention away from Atlantis. Then there's Michael...

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** The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Wraith]] in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', who are awakened prematurely before the human numbers in the Pegasus Galaxy have regrown, leaving them with low food supplies. Fortunately, the constant inter-Hive fighting helps keep the Wraith attention away from Atlantis. Then there's Michael...Michael....



** In both ''Medieval'' and ''[[VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar Medieval 2]]'', Catholic factions who have been excommunicated may suffer from widespread hostility from Papal loyalists, which can be seen as an Enemy Civil War from the perspective of any Muslim factions holding the Holy Land at that point. When the French are sending crusaders to Frankfurt, they're not sending them to Jerusalem...

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** In both ''Medieval'' and ''[[VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar Medieval 2]]'', Catholic factions who have been excommunicated may suffer from widespread hostility from Papal loyalists, which can be seen as an Enemy Civil War from the perspective of any Muslim factions holding the Holy Land at that point. When the French are sending crusaders to Frankfurt, they're not sending them to Jerusalem...Jerusalem....



* In ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'', the military-inspired NebulousEvilOrganization ''Gessellschaft'' develops a serious case of this. The two more powerful leaders, Mycale and Murakumo, are at each other's throats to dominate the group and have a chance to TakeOverTheWorld, and at the same time other members like [[spoiler: Adler]] and [[spoiler: Perfecti]] have their own goals and ideas...
* This will sometimes happen in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''. You can occasionally trick different enemy types into attacking each other (such as bandits and wildlife) and some areas will have two different types of enemy spawn in the same zone that are always hostile to each other (like, say, psychos and corporate troops). It's not out of the question to wait for enemy ranks to thin out, but that means you don't get experience and loot...and that's what you're there for after all. As a result, throwing a grenade into an inter-enemy melee just as one side is about to win is a great way to liven things up and reap the rewards.

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* In ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'', the military-inspired NebulousEvilOrganization ''Gessellschaft'' develops a serious case of this. The two more powerful leaders, Mycale and Murakumo, are at each other's throats to dominate the group and have a chance to TakeOverTheWorld, and at the same time other members like [[spoiler: Adler]] and [[spoiler: Perfecti]] have their own goals and ideas...
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* This will sometimes happen in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''. You can occasionally trick different enemy types into attacking each other (such as bandits and wildlife) and some areas will have two different types of enemy spawn in the same zone that are always hostile to each other (like, say, psychos and corporate troops). It's not out of the question to wait for enemy ranks to thin out, but that means you don't get experience and loot... and that's what you're there for after all. As a result, throwing a grenade into an inter-enemy melee just as one side is about to win is a great way to liven things up and reap the rewards.
19th Nov '16 7:28:10 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'' has the [[OurElvesAreDifferent moredhel ]], who are too busy with inter-clan wars to present a wide-scale danger to humans. In fact, the two occasions when the moredhel united completely under a single banner were quite memorable.

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* ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'' has the [[OurElvesAreDifferent moredhel ]], moredhel]], who are too busy with inter-clan wars to present a wide-scale danger to humans. In fact, the two occasions when the moredhel united completely under a single banner were quite memorable.
21st Oct '16 9:35:35 PM Elfkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', due to the [[WeAREStrugglingTogether fighting between the factions]] as well as the views towards the Jennerit's actions in aiding the Varelsi under Rendain, most see the rebel conflict in the Imperium as this. As such, many like the top brass of the UPR would rather leave the Jennerit to their own affairs rather than [[EnemyMine trust and ally]] with the rebels. This is best seen in Chapter 3 of the motion webcomic wherein Ghalt's superiors would rather have him leave Rath and Ambra to their doom than rescue them and gain the support they could potentially provide.
22nd Sep '16 6:39:22 PM nombretomado
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* It is revealed in Ben10UltimateAlien that the Forever Knights had splintered some time ago into factions led by different leaders with clashing goals. Cue to their original founder [[BadassGrandpa Old George]] joining them and [[EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily reuniting them all under his leadership]], immediately undoing the [[VillainDecay loss of luster]] that had long set in by that point, and turning the united Forever Knights into a very credible threat.

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* It is revealed in Ben10UltimateAlien ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' that the Forever Knights had splintered some time ago into factions led by different leaders with clashing goals. Cue to their original founder [[BadassGrandpa Old George]] joining them and [[EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily reuniting them all under his leadership]], immediately undoing the [[VillainDecay loss of luster]] that had long set in by that point, and turning the united Forever Knights into a very credible threat.
16th Sep '16 11:29:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TechInfantry'' sees the Earth Federation constantly going through an endless series of rebellions and civil wars. Whether the Earth Federation are the good guys or the bad guys is very much dependent on which character you ask.
* In ''ThereWillBeBrawl'', the ongoing territory struggle between Bowser, Ganondorf, King Dedede, and the now-dead Mewtwo serves as the basis for the plot. DividedWeFall are the Mushroom Kingdom and the annexed, mostly corrupt Kingdom of Hyrule.

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* ''TechInfantry'' ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'' sees the Earth Federation constantly going through an endless series of rebellions and civil wars. Whether the Earth Federation are the good guys or the bad guys is very much dependent on which character you ask.
* In ''ThereWillBeBrawl'', ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'', the ongoing territory struggle between Bowser, Ganondorf, King Dedede, and the now-dead Mewtwo serves as the basis for the plot. DividedWeFall are the Mushroom Kingdom and the annexed, mostly corrupt Kingdom of Hyrule.
12th Sep '16 2:01:54 PM Jake
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'', the Taiidan empire is a decadent, despotic place. An incipient rebellion has been forming for some time before the game, but the appearance of the highly successful Kushan struggling to reach their eponymous Homeworld has emboldened them to resist and join the player's cause.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'', the Taiidan empire is a decadent, despotic place. An incipient rebellion has been forming for some time before the game, but the appearance of the highly successful Kushan struggling to reach their eponymous Homeworld has emboldened them to resist and join the player's cause. Ambiguously canon sequel/"standalone expansion" ''Cataclysm'' further explores the consequences of the Taiidani Emperor's death, with the surviving [[TheRemnant Imperial Loyalists]] and various FormerRegimePersonnel who've become warlords or pirates being the primary antagonists in early missions.
30th Aug '16 2:43:39 PM HolyDriver
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* It is implied that it is precisely this that maintains the tenuous Balance of Power in the ''Manga/OnePiece'' world. Lack of unity is the only thing that keeps the Four Emperors (the four strongest pirates in the ''One Piece'' world) from becoming an even greater threat than they are already. This can also apply to a lesser extent to the other half of the Balance: The Marines and the Seven warlords of the Sea, and even amongst the Warlords ''themselves'', as it's stated at one point the mere idea of a group of Warlords fighting as a team was unthinkable.

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* It is implied that it is precisely this that maintains the tenuous Balance of Power in the ''Manga/OnePiece'' world. Lack of unity is the only thing that keeps the Four Emperors Yonkou (the four strongest pirates in the ''One Piece'' world) from becoming an even greater threat than they are already. This can also apply to a lesser extent to the other half of the Balance: The Marines and the Seven warlords of the Sea, Shichibukai, and even amongst the Warlords Shichibukai ''themselves'', as it's stated at one point the mere idea of a group of Warlords Shichibukai fighting as a team was unthinkable.
25th Aug '16 5:56:15 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* A two-part episode of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' involves the heroes ending up in an AlternateReality where Cobra rules the world. The two-parter ends with the Baroness (who is a double agent in this reality and on the good guys' side) having engineered the "first Cobra civil war" in the first step towards building a resistance movement. (How it actually ends is never seen, but it provides a RayOfHopeEnding for that reality.)
16th Aug '16 1:57:01 AM PaulA
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* Two books in Creator/DennisLehane'sLiterature/KenzieAndGennaroSeries have this. ''A Drink Before the War'' features the warring gang leaders Roland Angeline and Marion Socia, both of whom try to kill Patrick Kenzie to get the MacGuffin. ''Sacred'' featured the CorruptCorporateExecutive Trevor Stone and [[spoiler: his daughter Desiree]], who both try to manipulate Kenzie into killing the other.

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* Two books in Creator/DennisLehane'sLiterature/KenzieAndGennaroSeries Creator/DennisLehane's Literature/KenzieAndGennaroSeries have this. ''A Drink Before the War'' features the warring gang leaders Roland Angeline and Marion Socia, both of whom try to kill Patrick Kenzie to get the MacGuffin. ''Sacred'' featured the CorruptCorporateExecutive Trevor Stone and [[spoiler: his daughter Desiree]], who both try to manipulate Kenzie into killing the other.
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