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12th Jun '18 2:34:15 PM Prometheus117
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* Done very well in ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'', with X vs. Zero. It helps that there are actually 3 possible intros to the fight, depending on who you're playing as and [[spoiler:whether Zero "awakened" to his SuperpoweredEvilSide.]] It also helps that the ending of one of the previous games hinted that something like this would happen.
** And one game before that, Zero is forced to fight Iris. [[ILetGwenStacyDie We all know how that went]].
** ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' also does this, as in the first game Geo is forced to fight Bud, Sonia and Luna when they are tricked by the evil FM-Ians (Taurus, Lyra and Ophiuca), into getting revenge against people who wronged them (i.e. Vaughn and Veil Platz for Luna, Luna and Geo for Bud and Chrys Golds for Sonia). Then in the second game as both Bud and Luna are taken over by what Omega-Xis calls residual energy and then as Vega and Hollow trick Sonia into doing their dirty work for them. Finally in the third game as Taurus becomes corrupted by the bad guys and is forced to merge with Bud as a result of it.

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* ''Franchise/MegaMan''
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Done very well in ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'', with X vs. Zero. It helps that there are actually 3 possible intros to the fight, depending on who you're playing as and [[spoiler:whether Zero "awakened" to his SuperpoweredEvilSide.]] It also helps that the ending of one of the previous games hinted that something like this would happen.
** And [[VideoGame/MegaManX4 one game before that, that]], Zero is forced to fight Iris. [[ILetGwenStacyDie We all know how that went]].
** ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' also does this, as in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'': In the first game Geo is forced to fight Bud, Sonia and Luna when they are tricked by the evil FM-Ians (Taurus, Lyra and Ophiuca), into getting revenge against people who wronged them (i.e. Vaughn and Veil Platz for Luna, Luna and Geo for Bud and Chrys Golds for Sonia). Then in the second game as both Bud and Luna are taken over by what Omega-Xis calls residual energy and then as Vega and Hollow trick Sonia into doing their dirty work for them. Finally in the third game as Taurus becomes corrupted by the bad guys and is forced to merge with Bud as a result of it.it.
** ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' Vent/Aile are forced to fight their [[ParentalSubstitute guardian]] Giro, who's been brainwashed by [[BigBad Serpent]] and they need to BeatTheCurseOutOfHim. [[HopeSpot It works]]...and then Serpent blasts Giro and Vent/Aile, and Giro (due to his existing injuries from the fight) is fatally wounded as a result and needs to perform a HeroicSacrifice to save Vent/Aile.
6th May '18 5:01:13 PM nombretomado
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* In the original ''Main/{{Thundercats}}'', Lion-O had to do this for most of the five-part "The Anointment of Lion-O" story. (Usually, the trials that the Lord of the Thundercats has to go through in this ComingOfAge ritual wouldn't be administered by his friends, but seeing as they were the [[LastOfHisKind Last of Their Kind]] - that they knew about at the time - it was the only option.) Fortunately, his foe in the final and most important trial of the ritual wasn't a friend at all - it was [[BigBad Mumm-Ra]].

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* In the original ''Main/{{Thundercats}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|1985}}'', Lion-O had to do this for most of the five-part "The Anointment of Lion-O" story. (Usually, the trials that the Lord of the Thundercats has to go through in this ComingOfAge ritual wouldn't be administered by his friends, but seeing as they were the [[LastOfHisKind Last of Their Kind]] - that they knew about at the time - it was the only option.) Fortunately, his foe in the final and most important trial of the ritual wasn't a friend at all - it was [[BigBad Mumm-Ra]].
22nd Apr '18 11:06:52 AM infernape612
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-->'''Yuri''': You're not going to beat me in an argument. But you know what you ''can'' beat me in... (holding up his sword) This.

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-->'''Yuri''': --->'''Yuri''': You're not going to beat me in an argument. But you know what you ''can'' beat me in... (holding up his sword) This.



--->'''[[spoiler:Flynn]]''': I can't even win with a sword anymore.
--->'''Yuri''': (teasingly) Hahaha... Loser.

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--->'''[[spoiler:Flynn]]''': ---->'''[[spoiler:Flynn]]''': I can't even win with a sword anymore.
--->'''Yuri''':
anymore.\\
'''Yuri''':
(teasingly) Hahaha... Loser.
9th Mar '18 6:12:09 PM nombretomado
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* The [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]] game ''Anime/TenchiMuyo Game Hen'' has everyone's favorite SpacePirate Ryoko Hakubi as a late-game boss, following her [[DamselInDistress abuction]] by the BigBad halfway through the story. It's a bit of a subversion in that defeating Ryoko earns the player a Game Over; the object of the mission is to defeat the Ryoko ''clones'' (easily identifiable as [[PaletteSwap recolors]] of the real one) who are acting as the real one's {{flunk|yBoss}}ies.

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* The [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]] UsefulNotes/SuperFamicom game ''Anime/TenchiMuyo Game Hen'' has everyone's favorite SpacePirate Ryoko Hakubi as a late-game boss, following her [[DamselInDistress abuction]] by the BigBad halfway through the story. It's a bit of a subversion in that defeating Ryoko earns the player a Game Over; the object of the mission is to defeat the Ryoko ''clones'' (easily identifiable as [[PaletteSwap recolors]] of the real one) who are acting as the real one's {{flunk|yBoss}}ies.
21st Jan '18 4:25:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' has several other such cases, like Franchise/WonderMomo not wanting to hurt Amazona, a fellow actress from her play which has ben Brainwashed by the enemies or [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} King]] being distressed at his mentor Armor King being on the enemy side.

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* ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' has several other such cases, like Franchise/WonderMomo VideoGame/WonderMomo not wanting to hurt Amazona, a fellow actress from her play which has ben Brainwashed by the enemies or [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} King]] being distressed at his mentor Armor King being on the enemy side.
17th Jan '18 7:46:20 AM lillolillo
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%%example needs context, why were they fighting, what issue, etc. * ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'': Franchise/{{Batman}} vs. Franchise/{{Superman}}.
* A complete list would go from here to Mars. A list of flimsy reasons why superheroes on the same side should fight each other, still to the Moon. (Although on the meta level, "pleasing the fanboys" suffices.) So stock that a "Marvel What-The?" parody summed it up concisely when Superhero Team A entered the Conveniently Abandoned Warehouse from the left: "Everybody on the alert, this may be a hackneyed plot contrievance!"

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%%example needs context, why were they fighting, what issue, etc. * ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'': Franchise/{{Batman}} vs. Franchise/{{Superman}}.
* A complete list would go
Some examples from here ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' stories:
** In ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Silver Banshee has
to Mars. A list of flimsy reasons why superheroes on the same side should fight each other, still her friend Kara, who is out of her mind due to the Moon. (Although on the meta level, "pleasing the fanboys" suffices.) So stock that influence of a "Marvel What-The?" parody summed it up concisely [[Franchise/GreenLantern rage-fueling Red Power Ring]].
** In ''ComicBook/ManyHappyReturns'', Linda knocks her friend Kara out in order to take her back to her timeline.
** In ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Franchise/{{Superman}} faces off against his brainwashed cousin. He doesn't want to fight Kara, but
when Superhero Team A entered she almost kills him he forces himself to use Kryptonite to knock her out.
* In ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story ''ComicBook/WarWorld'', villain Mongul blackmails
the Conveniently Abandoned Warehouse from the left: "Everybody on the alert, this may be Man of Steel into stealing a hackneyed plot contrievance!"

[[AC:FanFic]]
key protected by his buddy Justice Leaguer ComicBook/MartianManhunter. Kal-El manages to defeat J'onn, but feels awful about it.

[[AC:FanWorks]]
24th Nov '17 9:37:49 PM SteelEdge
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* As ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' reaches its conclusion [[spoiler:you will have no choice but to fight two of the three companions that you were with for the entire game because they will disagree with whichever path you have chosen for Tokyo. It's made slightly easier with [[LawfulGood Jonathan]] and [[ChaoticGood Walter]], but only because each has already sacrificed his own body to become an all-powerful EldritchAbomination. The battle with [[NeutralGood Isabeau]], however, is undoubtedly the most heartbreaking PlayerPunch that the game has to offer.]]

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* The ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series as a whole has this as a mainstay.
** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'', the three party members are the Heroine, the Law Hero, and the Chaos Hero. The Heroine sides with the player no matter what, but [[spoiler:it's mandatory to kill at least one of the others. If you side with Law, you have to kill the Chaos Hero and vice versa. If you don't pick a side and instead go for Neutral, you have to kill both of them. Even if you do side with them, they die anyways: the Law Hero is killed by the Chaos Hero, and the Chaos Hero steals an ArtifactOfDoom from the player and dies from too much power.]]
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As ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' reaches its conclusion [[spoiler:you will have no choice but to fight two of the three companions that you were with for the entire game because they will disagree with whichever path you have chosen for Tokyo. It's made slightly easier with [[LawfulGood Jonathan]] and [[ChaoticGood Walter]], but only because each has already sacrificed his own body to become an all-powerful EldritchAbomination. The battle with [[NeutralGood Isabeau]], however, is undoubtedly the most heartbreaking PlayerPunch that the game has to offer.]]
** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' also has a PlayerPunch in [[spoiler:the Massacre route. This route would mean the destruction of the universe, and the party understandably turns on the player. After spending the entire game showing off CharacterDevelopment for the party, killing them is heartwrenching.
]]
3rd Nov '17 4:13:56 AM Chabal2
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* One-sided in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': Having been captured by the Grandmaster, Thor is willing to fight the champion for his freedom... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFPBQaPL5mQ and then sees who this champion is.]] [[spoiler:The Hulk]] doesn't see him as a friend, however, [[LetsYouAndHimFight and they fight as expected.]]
22nd Oct '17 3:01:45 PM infernape612
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* Happens again in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole''. Among the playable characters, Kenny, Stan, Token, and Tweek are fought during the civil war segments; Butters is fought as the DiscOneFinalBoss and pulls a HeelFaceTurn shortly afterwards; Cartman, Kyle, Clyde, Craig, Jimmy, and Scott are all brainwashed by Professor Timmy and forced to act as his minions during the final fight with him; and [[spoiler:the New Kid is fought in their King Douchebag persona when the party travels back in time to stop the BigBad's evil plans]]. The only playable character to avert this outright is Wendy.
22nd Oct '17 2:56:16 PM infernape612
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* In the third trial of''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'', Yugi is forced to do this with Jonouchi when the latter is possessed by the Blade of Chaos, though Yugi isn't too happy about it.

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* In the third trial of''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'', of ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'', Yugi is forced to do this with Jonouchi when the latter is possessed by the Blade of Chaos, though Yugi isn't too happy about it.
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