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18th Jul '16 8:53:35 PM CnHGirl
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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', since Ralph is a PunchClockVillain and Fix-It Felix a PunchClockHero, neither bears the other any particular enmity and they actually get along pretty well in their off hours, Felix even trying to keep an anniversary celebration a secret so as not to hurt Ralph's feelings.

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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', since Ralph is a PunchClockVillain and Fix-It Felix a PunchClockHero, neither bears the other any particular enmity and they actually get along pretty well in their off hours, Felix even trying to keep an anniversary celebration a secret so as not to hurt Ralph's feelings.feelings, and inviting him in when he does find out so Ralph doesn't feel left out.
16th Jul '16 2:22:38 PM Doug86
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* ArseneLupin and SherlockHolmes (or Holmes' expy "Holmlock Shears" at least) have this relationship in the Lupin novels, particularly during their first confrontation. It helps that both of them are extraordinarily intelligent men, each of them being one of the few recognized by the other as a WorthyOpponent. It also helps that Lupin is for the most part a thief and con artist, not a more hardened category of criminal that might draw Holmes' righteous anger, while Holmes is a private detective (from another country) and thus does not have a general mandate to fight crime as a police officer would - he is hired to solve his clients' cases and in one instance is quite happy to forget about Lupin as soon as he's forced him to return his client's property.

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* ArseneLupin Literature/ArseneLupin and SherlockHolmes Literature/SherlockHolmes (or Holmes' expy "Holmlock Shears" at least) have this relationship in the Lupin novels, particularly during their first confrontation. It helps that both of them are extraordinarily intelligent men, each of them being one of the few recognized by the other as a WorthyOpponent. It also helps that Lupin is for the most part a thief and con artist, not a more hardened category of criminal that might draw Holmes' righteous anger, while Holmes is a private detective (from another country) and thus does not have a general mandate to fight crime as a police officer would - he is hired to solve his clients' cases and in one instance is quite happy to forget about Lupin as soon as he's forced him to return his client's property.
7th Jul '16 8:23:06 AM Potman
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* Franky and Senor Pink get fairly chummy during their fight, finding common ground in their [[RatedMForManly excessive manliness]] and honor, each accepting all other's blows without attempting to dodge or parry as if they were offered a drink at some bar.

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* ** Franky and Senor Pink get fairly chummy during their fight, finding common ground in their [[RatedMForManly excessive manliness]] and honor, each accepting all other's blows without attempting to dodge or parry as if they were offered a drink at some bar.
7th Jul '16 8:22:46 AM Potman
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* Franky and Senor Pink get fairly chummy during their fight, finding common ground in their [[RatedMForManly excessive manliness]] and honor, each accepting all other's blows without attempting to dodge or parry as if they were offered a drink at some bar.
23rd Jun '16 8:09:25 AM Viper16
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* BuckDanny has a relationship like this with [[spoiler:a defecting Soviet pilot, who later turns out to be a false plant still operating under Soviet orders]]. During their last dogfight, he salutes Danny as a WorthyOpponent, while Danny, after shooting him down, mentally acknowledges that the man gave his life for his country and deserves nothing but respect for it.



* ArseneLupin and SherlockHolmes (or Holmes' expy "Holmlock Shears" at least) have this relationship in the Lupin novels, particularly during their first confrontation. It helps that both of them are extraordinarily intelligent men, among the few capable of considering each other [[WorthyOpponent Worthy Opponents]]. It also helps that Lupin is for the most part a thief and con artist, not a more hardened category of criminal that might draw Holmes' righteous anger, while Holmes is a private detective (from another country) and thus does not have a general mandate to fight crime as a police officer would - he is hired to solve his clients' cases and in one instance is quite happy to forget about Lupin as soon as he's forced him to return his client's property.

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* ArseneLupin and SherlockHolmes (or Holmes' expy "Holmlock Shears" at least) have this relationship in the Lupin novels, particularly during their first confrontation. It helps that both of them are extraordinarily intelligent men, among each of them being one of the few capable of considering each recognized by the other [[WorthyOpponent Worthy Opponents]].as a WorthyOpponent. It also helps that Lupin is for the most part a thief and con artist, not a more hardened category of criminal that might draw Holmes' righteous anger, while Holmes is a private detective (from another country) and thus does not have a general mandate to fight crime as a police officer would - he is hired to solve his clients' cases and in one instance is quite happy to forget about Lupin as soon as he's forced him to return his client's property.
22nd Jun '16 1:37:11 PM Viper16
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* ArseneLupin and SherlockHolmes (or Holmes' expy "Holmlock Shears" at least) have this relationship in the Lupin novels, particularly during their first confrontation. It helps that both of them are extraordinarily intelligent men, among the few capable of considering each other [[WorthyOpponent Worthy Opponents]]. It also helps that Lupin is for the most part a thief and con artist, not a more hardened category of criminal that might draw Holmes' righteous anger, while Holmes is a private detective (from another country) and thus does not have a general mandate to fight crime as a police officer would - he is hired to solve his clients' cases and in one instance is quite happy to forget about Lupin as soon as he's forced him to return his client's property.
22nd Jun '16 1:22:19 PM Viper16
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** The latter partly explains the Friendly Enemy relationship. Caesar may be the BigBad, but he's surrounded by [[TheRival political rivals]] and [[TheStarscream ambitious underlings]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder eager to take his throne]], who are just as ambitious as Caesar while being nowhere near as skilled or as noble. Therefore, none of the Gauls really want him replaced, which leads to frequent EnemyMine situations. Many stories are resolved either by the Gauls defeating one of Caesar's enemies, or by Caesar showing up and putting a stop to one of his underlings' plans against them.
15th Jun '16 1:48:31 PM Stealth
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* [[TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}]]: Before [[spoiler:his demise]], Matador, AKA Colonel Juan Samuel Pererya, was quite amiable with Shadowland member Winter Rat, who was on the payroll of the Winter Systems MegaCorp. The two had fought several times in the past but were on quite good terms--they even took to betting on where would be the next place they'd face each other again. This is in stark contrast to the undying, spiteful enmity between people like Neon Samurai and Nightfire.

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* [[TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}]]: ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'': Before [[spoiler:his demise]], Matador, AKA Colonel Juan Samuel Pererya, was quite amiable with Shadowland member Winter Rat, who was on the payroll of the Winter Systems MegaCorp. The two had fought several times in the past but were on quite good terms--they even took to betting on where would be the next place they'd face each other again. This is in stark contrast to the undying, spiteful enmity between people like Neon Samurai and Nightfire.
10th Jun '16 12:22:13 AM TheSinful
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* Really played up in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11991180/5/A-sunny-day-in-DC A Sunny Day in DC]]'' when Trickster gives Flash exercise tips after reassuring him that no, his ass isn't fat.
3rd Jun '16 10:38:39 PM Doug86
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* In Robert Graves' WorldWarI memoir, ''Literature/GoobyeToAllThat'', the British and Germans often shout friendly banter at each other across no-man's land, and after an unsuccessful assault by the British, the Germans allow their enemies ample time to collect their dead and wounded, and fire off warning shots to let them know their time is up. Graves reports that ill-will towards the Germans themselves is virtually non-existent in his battallion.

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* In Robert Graves' WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI memoir, ''Literature/GoobyeToAllThat'', the British and Germans often shout friendly banter at each other across no-man's land, and after an unsuccessful assault by the British, the Germans allow their enemies ample time to collect their dead and wounded, and fire off warning shots to let them know their time is up. Graves reports that ill-will towards the Germans themselves is virtually non-existent in his battallion.



* DiscussedTrope in ''Mere Christianity'': C.S. Lewis imagines that if he'd died fighting in WorldWarI, him and his opposite number would meet in paradise, have a good laugh about killing each other, and then go for ASpotOfTea.

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* DiscussedTrope in ''Mere Christianity'': C.S. Lewis imagines that if he'd died fighting in WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, him and his opposite number would meet in paradise, have a good laugh about killing each other, and then go for ASpotOfTea.



* An episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has Gibbs being asked by his father to go with him to meet an old friend of his who saved his life during WorldWarTwo. Gibbs's father was a pilot in the European theater, whose fighter was damaged. Without working instruments, he couldn't tell which way the American base was. Another fighter pulled up alongside and pointed him in the right direction (the opposite of where he was flying). Later, Gibbs's father remembers that the other pilot was German. Not only did the German pilot show him where the American base was, but he risked his own life to guide Gibbs's father to safety (he could've been shot down by the base defenders). When Gibbs is bewildered why an enemy pilot would help his father, his father explains that, up there, in the lonely sky, all flyers are brothers.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has Gibbs being asked by his father to go with him to meet an old friend of his who saved his life during WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Gibbs's father was a pilot in the European theater, whose fighter was damaged. Without working instruments, he couldn't tell which way the American base was. Another fighter pulled up alongside and pointed him in the right direction (the opposite of where he was flying). Later, Gibbs's father remembers that the other pilot was German. Not only did the German pilot show him where the American base was, but he risked his own life to guide Gibbs's father to safety (he could've been shot down by the base defenders). When Gibbs is bewildered why an enemy pilot would help his father, his father explains that, up there, in the lonely sky, all flyers are brothers.
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