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26th Nov '16 9:49:54 AM StFan
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* Popular folklore has Billy the Kid and Pat Garret as an example of this, although their friendship was never actually documented.
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-->'''Ethan:''' Oh, so cross Ripper. We used to be friends. When did all that fall apart?
-->'''Giles:''' About the same time you started to worship chaos.
-->'''Ethan:''' Oh. Religious intolerance. Sad, that. I mean, just look at [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles the Irish Troubles]].

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-->'''Ethan:''' Oh, so cross Ripper. We used to be friends. When did all that fall apart?
-->'''Giles:'''
apart?\\
'''Giles:'''
About the same time you started to worship chaos.
-->'''Ethan:'''
chaos.\\
'''Ethan:'''
Oh. Religious intolerance. Sad, that. I mean, just look at [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles the Irish Troubles]].



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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'''s backstory has strong shades of this. Nearly everyone in the know about the Dark Hour (outside of about half your party) used to work together for the Kirijo Group's "Ergo Division" that researched Personas and Shadows, or were involved in their initial researches. Not all of them may have been ''friends'', as such (Strega has a very understandable grudge against Kirijo), but there are a lot of old professional relationships gone sour due to [[spoiler:Mitsuru's grandfather]]'s megalomania and the disasters it caused (and continues to cause).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'''s ''VideoGame/Persona3'''s backstory has strong shades of this. Nearly everyone in the know about the Dark Hour (outside of about half your party) used to work together for the Kirijo Group's "Ergo Division" that researched Personas and Shadows, or were involved in their initial researches. Not all of them may have been ''friends'', as such (Strega has a very understandable grudge against Kirijo), but there are a lot of old professional relationships gone sour due to [[spoiler:Mitsuru's grandfather]]'s megalomania and the disasters it caused (and continues to cause).



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* In one story in the WhateleyUniverse, Phase muses on how a lot of the time, villains started off as the hero's best friend, and wonders if one day he'll end up enemies with his friends Mal and Jadis, who are the children of supervillains (Mal wants to be a villain and Jadis hasn't said whether she wants to be a hero or not, though the answer is probably yes).

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* In one story in the WhateleyUniverse, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', Phase muses on how a lot of the time, villains started off as the hero's best friend, and wonders if one day he'll end up enemies with his friends Mal and Jadis, who are the children of supervillains (Mal wants to be a villain and Jadis hasn't said whether she wants to be a hero or not, though the answer is probably yes).yes).
* Anyone who has played ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' will know of the rivalry between Hanzo Hasashi (Scorpion) and Bi-Han (Sub-Zero), stemming from [[spoiler:EvilSorcerer Quan Chi disguising himself as Bi-Han and murdering Hanzo's entire clan and family]]. However, in the second season of ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy'', we find out that they were childhood friends, despite their parents forbidding them from playing together due to the rivalry between their ninja clans. In fact, after they become the leaders of their respective clans, they declare peace, and Bi-Han is even willing to keep the peace after [[spoiler:Hanzo is forced to kill Bi-Han's brother while protecting his family]]. Shortly after that, [[spoiler:Hanzo and the the entire Shirai Ryu clan are slaughtered, apparently by Bi-Han and his Lin Kuei ninja. When Bi-Han finds out, he is ready to execute his lieutenants on the spot for this until he finds out that they weren't responsible]]. After Hanzo becomes the undead Scorpion and joins the Mortal Kombat tournament on the side of the [[TheEmpire Netherrealm]], he faces Bi-Han in combat. [[spoiler:Bi-Han's attempts to reach his childhood friend fall on deaf ears, and Hanzo ends up killing him in a gruesome way]].



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* Anyone who has played ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' will know of the rivalry between Hanzo Hasashi (Scorpion) and Bi-Han (Sub-Zero), stemming from [[spoiler:EvilSorcerer Quan Chi disguising himself as Bi-Han and murdering Hanzo's entire clan and family]]. However, in the second season of ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy'', we find out that they were childhood friends, despite their parents forbidding them from playing together due to the rivalry between their ninja clans. In fact, after they become the leaders of their respective clans, they declare peace, and Bi-Han is even willing to keep the peace after [[spoiler:Hanzo is forced to kill Bi-Han's brother while protecting his family]]. Shortly after that, [[spoiler:Hanzo and the the entire Shirai Ryu clan are slaughtered, apparently by Bi-Han and his Lin Kuei ninja. When Bi-Han finds out, he is ready to execute his lieutenants on the spot for this until he finds out that they weren't responsible]]. After Hanzo becomes the undead Scorpion and joins the Mortal Kombat tournament on the side of the [[TheEmpire Netherrealm]], he faces Bi-Han in combat. [[spoiler:Bi-Han's attempts to reach his childhood friend fall on deaf ears, and Hanzo ends up killing him in a gruesome way]].
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* Anyone who has played ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' will know of the rivalry between Hanzo Hasashi (Scorpion) and Bi-Han (Sub-Zero), stemming from [[spoiler:EvilSorcerer Quan Chi disguising himself as Bi-Han and murdering Hanzo's entire clan and family]]. However, in the second season of ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy'', we find out that they were childhood friends, despite their parents forbidding them from playing together due to the rivalry between their ninja clans. In fact, after they become the leaders of their respective clans, they declare peace, and Bi-Han is even willing to keep the peace after [[spoiler:Hanzo is forced to kill Bi-Han's brother while protecting his family]]. Shortly after that, [[spoiler:Hanzo and the the entire Shirai Ryu clan are slaughtered, apparently by Bi-Han and his Lin Kuei ninja. When Bi-Han finds out, he is ready to execute his lieutenants on the spot for this until he finds out that they weren't responsible]]. After Hanzo becomes the undead Scorpion and joins the Mortal Kombat tournament on the side of the [[TheEmpire Netherrealm]], he faces Bi-Han in combat. [[spoiler:Bi-Han's attempts to reach his childhood friend fall on deaf ears, and Hanzo ends up killing him in a gruesome way]].
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* Happens in several branches of the ''WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedUniverse'':

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* In {{WesternAnimation/MASK}}, Matt Trakker and Miles Mayhem were friends who formed MASK together, before Mayhem stole some of the masks and used them to set up VENOM.

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* In {{WesternAnimation/MASK}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'', Matt Trakker and Miles Mayhem were friends who formed MASK together, before Mayhem stole some of the masks and used them to set up VENOM.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera'', White Pantera's ex-sidekick, the Titanium Titan, turns evil after White Pantera's son Manny was born and resents him for having his partner's attention. He becomes obsessed with getting rid of El Tigre so he can have White Pantera to himself again.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera'', ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'', White Pantera's ex-sidekick, the Titanium Titan, turns evil after White Pantera's son Manny was born and resents him for having his partner's attention. He becomes obsessed with getting rid of El Tigre so he can have White Pantera to himself again.



19th Nov '16 6:39:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Warbreaker}}'' has Vasher and Denth as an interesting variation [[spoiler: because the friendship ended violently over something ''Vasher'', the good guy of the two did. They were originally part of the same group of famous magic-users, and Vasher killed Denth's sister, another member, fearing that her knowledge of how to create Artifacts of Doom would spread. Denth went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to avenge her, gradually descending into evil in the process.]]

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* ''{{Warbreaker}}'' ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' has Vasher and Denth as an interesting variation [[spoiler: because the friendship ended violently over something ''Vasher'', the good guy of the two did. They were originally part of the same group of famous magic-users, and Vasher killed Denth's sister, another member, fearing that her knowledge of how to create Artifacts of Doom would spread. Denth went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to avenge her, gradually descending into evil in the process.]]



* In MemoirsOfAGeisha, Sayuri and Pumpkin, who started out as friends, but once [[spoiler: Mother adopted Sayuri instead of Pumpkin and she became a more popular geisha than Pumpkin]], they became rivals (at least in Pumpkin's mind).

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* In MemoirsOfAGeisha, ''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha'', Sayuri and Pumpkin, who started out as friends, but once [[spoiler: Mother adopted Sayuri instead of Pumpkin and she became a more popular geisha than Pumpkin]], they became rivals (at least in Pumpkin's mind).
14th Nov '16 11:40:01 PM Elfkaiser
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* [[spoiler: Dr. Glickenstein]] to the titular character in ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}''.
22nd Aug '16 4:37:24 PM nombretomado
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* From ''TheElenium'', comparatively rare example of the main hero having a prominent villain as one of these- Martel and Sparhawk were good friends who went through MagicKnight training together, until Martel got caught practicing BlackMagic and was expelled from the order. Though now enemies, they're still very polite to each other and respect each other's abilities, and conduct their final duel in a most gentlemanly manner.

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* From ''TheElenium'', ''Literature/TheElenium'', comparatively rare example of the main hero having a prominent villain as one of these- Martel and Sparhawk were good friends who went through MagicKnight training together, until Martel got caught practicing BlackMagic and was expelled from the order. Though now enemies, they're still very polite to each other and respect each other's abilities, and conduct their final duel in a most gentlemanly manner.
9th Aug '16 10:08:37 PM Chariset
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** Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth in ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney''. They had a brief but close friendship as children, until Edgeworth's father was murdered and he was taken in and raised to be a ruthless prosecutor by Manfred von Karma. When Phoenix saw what his old friend was becoming, he studied to become a defense attorney just to face him in court. Their reunion was.... bitter, but ultimately Edgeworth was able to [[HeelFaceTurn turn himself around]] and [[CharacterDevelopment become an honest prosecutor]] who didn't want a guilty verdict unless it was an honest one -- all because of Phoenix.

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** Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth in ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney''. They had a brief but close friendship as children, until Edgeworth's father was murdered and he was taken in and raised to be a ruthless prosecutor by Manfred von Karma. When Phoenix saw what his old friend was becoming, he studied to become a defense attorney just to face him in court. Their reunion was.... bitter, but ultimately [[BreakTheHaughty ultimately]] Edgeworth was able to [[HeelFaceTurn turn turned himself around]] and [[CharacterDevelopment become became an honest prosecutor]] who didn't want a guilty verdict unless it was an honest one care if he 'won' as long as the truth came out -- all because of Phoenix.Phoenix refused to give up on their friendship.
9th Aug '16 7:45:30 PM Willbyr
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* Enchu was formerly close friends with [[MuhyoAndRoji Muhyo]] and Yoichi, but turned to evil after his mother died and Muhyo became an executor instead of him, and serves as the main antagonist for much of the story.

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* Enchu was formerly close friends with [[MuhyoAndRoji [[Manga/MuhyoAndRoji Muhyo]] and Yoichi, but turned to evil after his mother died and Muhyo became an executor instead of him, and serves as the main antagonist for much of the story.
9th Aug '16 1:15:31 AM Chariset
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** Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth in ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney''. [[spoiler:Miles and Phoenix were good friends in elementary, until the DL-6 incident which killed Miles' father and traumatized Miles. Then to put the icing on the cake, Manfred von Karma adopted Miles and raised him in the corrupt ways of the Von Karma family. The two friends meet again in the courtroom; Phoenix on the defense bench and Miles on the prosecutor's bench.]] Then, as the series goes on, [[spoiler:they become friends again, or at least win back each other's respect, as Edgeworth gains CharacterDevelopment.]]

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** Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth in ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney''. [[spoiler:Miles and Phoenix were good friends in elementary, They had a brief but close friendship as children, until the DL-6 incident which killed Miles' Edgeworth's father was murdered and traumatized Miles. Then he was taken in and raised to put the icing on the cake, be a ruthless prosecutor by Manfred von Karma adopted Miles and raised him in the corrupt ways of the Von Karma family. The two friends meet again in the courtroom; Karma. When Phoenix on the saw what his old friend was becoming, he studied to become a defense bench and Miles on the prosecutor's bench.]] Then, as the series goes on, [[spoiler:they become friends again, or at least win back each other's respect, as attorney just to face him in court. Their reunion was.... bitter, but ultimately Edgeworth gains CharacterDevelopment.]]was able to [[HeelFaceTurn turn himself around]] and [[CharacterDevelopment become an honest prosecutor]] who didn't want a guilty verdict unless it was an honest one -- all because of Phoenix.
15th Jul '16 4:33:33 AM Slothgirl
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* Steve Rogers and [[spoiler:Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.

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* Steve Rogers and [[spoiler:Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' [[spoiler:although how 'evil' the latter can be considered is up for debate.]].
7th Jul '16 8:48:22 AM Morgenthaler
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This trope occurs whenever a good aligned character (sometimes TheHero, but more commonly TheMentor, the EccentricMentor, the SupportingLeader, or the BigGood) is revealed to have had a history as friend, ally, mentor, or even student with a major villain (commonly the BigBad, but sometimes TheDragon or another high-ranking [[EvilMinions Evil Minion]]). Usually the friendship fell through simply because the future villain went power-mad and the other character didn't want any more to do with it, but more complex and unusual variations exist. Sometimes it will be known all along, but sometimes it will be the subject of a dramatic reveal that can lead TheHero and the audience to reevaluate what they know about both characters.

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This trope occurs whenever a good aligned character (sometimes TheHero, but more commonly TheMentor, the EccentricMentor, the SupportingLeader, or the BigGood) is revealed to have had a history as friend, ally, mentor, or even student with a major villain (commonly the BigBad, but sometimes TheDragon or another high-ranking [[EvilMinions Evil Minion]]). Usually the friendship fell through simply because the future villain went power-mad and the other character didn't want any more to do with it, but more complex and unusual variations exist. Sometimes it will be known all along, but sometimes it will be the subject of a dramatic reveal that can lead TheHero and the audience to reevaluate what they know about both characters.
7th Jul '16 8:47:53 AM Morgenthaler
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This trope occurs whenever a good aligned character (sometimes TheHero, but more commonly TheObiWan, the EccentricMentor, the SupportingLeader, or the BigGood) is revealed to have had a history as friend, ally, mentor, or even student with a major villain (commonly the BigBad, but sometimes TheDragon or another high-ranking [[EvilMinions Evil Minion]]). Usually the friendship fell through simply because the future villain went power-mad and the other character didn't want any more to do with it, but more complex and unusual variations exist. Sometimes it will be known all along, but sometimes it will be the subject of a dramatic reveal that can lead TheHero and the audience to reevaluate what they know about both characters.

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This trope occurs whenever a good aligned character (sometimes TheHero, but more commonly TheObiWan, TheMentor, the EccentricMentor, the SupportingLeader, or the BigGood) is revealed to have had a history as friend, ally, mentor, or even student with a major villain (commonly the BigBad, but sometimes TheDragon or another high-ranking [[EvilMinions Evil Minion]]). Usually the friendship fell through simply because the future villain went power-mad and the other character didn't want any more to do with it, but more complex and unusual variations exist. Sometimes it will be known all along, but sometimes it will be the subject of a dramatic reveal that can lead TheHero and the audience to reevaluate what they know about both characters.
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