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18th May '17 6:08:23 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** This was especially true [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/14/politics/antonin-scalia-ruth-bader-ginsburg-friends/index.html of Supreme Justices Ginsberg and Scalia]], who were polar opposites on the Court, and truly NotSoDifferent otherwise. Their careers - and close friendship - was even the subject of an ''opera'', believe it or not.
15th May '17 12:36:46 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series has both Phoenix/Edgeworth and Apollo/Klavier. They are technically "enemies" (prosecution vs. defense) but both have worked together in search for the truth.

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* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series has both Phoenix/Edgeworth and Apollo/Klavier. They are technically "enemies" (prosecution vs. defense) but both have worked together in search for the truth. Edgeworth needs some [[DefrostingIceKing defrosting]] and being hit with some {{Awful Truth}}s for it to happen, while Klavier is friendly from the get go.
30th Apr '17 1:03:30 PM Nylsa
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* Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/KirkDouglas, despite both being known as tough guy actors, were political opposites (Wayne an arch-conservative, Douglas an active liberal) and headstrong personalities who sparred while working together. Wayne also tried to boycott Douglas's film ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'' as "Marxist propaganda" in protest of blacklistee Creator/DaltonTrumbo writing the screenplay. Nonetheless, the two men made three films together and held each other in high regard. Wayne said Douglas was one of only three actors he had genuine onscreen chemistry with (the others being Creator/RobertMitchum and Creator/DeanMartin), while Douglas praised Wayne for keeping promises made to his fellow actors. Douglas was particularly grateful to Wayne for helping him land ''Cast a Giant Shadow''.

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* Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/KirkDouglas, despite both being known as tough guy actors, were political opposites (Wayne an arch-conservative, Douglas an active liberal) and headstrong personalities who sparred while working together. Wayne also tried to boycott Douglas's film ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'' as "Marxist propaganda" in protest of blacklistee Creator/DaltonTrumbo Dalton Trumbo writing the screenplay. Nonetheless, the two men made three films together and held each other in high regard. Wayne said Douglas was one of only three actors he had genuine onscreen chemistry with (the others being Creator/RobertMitchum and Creator/DeanMartin), while Douglas praised Wayne for keeping promises made to his fellow actors. Douglas was particularly grateful to Wayne for helping him land ''Cast a Giant Shadow''.



* Hugo and Jake of The Bible Reloaded have a complicated relationship with Ray Comfort. Initially, his company DMCAed one of their videos critical of his work. Later, Comfort sent them an apology gift basket, claiming he had nothing to do with the illegitimate DMCA. Later still, he sent out a passive-aggressive tweet, challenging them to review his latest movie. This led to two to suspect he was attempting to invoke NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity.
* Creator/AmazonStudios and Creator/{{Netflix}}: While both Amazon and Netflix have competing streaming services, and both are becoming heavy-hitters in distributing original content and bidding for films, Netflix recently [[http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/02/netflix-finishes-its-massive-migration-to-the-amazon-cloud/ moved]] all data center operations for the streaming service (except for content delivery, which is housed in Netflix-maintained boxes throughout the Internet backbone providers) onto ''Amazon's'' cloud services. Only the DVD rental business still uses a physical data center. And to top it off, Amazon Studios actually went worldwide 11 months later, which many see as a in a bid to play catch up with Netflix.
* Creator/JimmyKimmel and Creator/MattDamon take this to hilarious extremes, as shown in the 2017 Academy Awards where Kimmel spent large portions of the show trolling Damon extensively.

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* Hugo and Jake of The Bible Reloaded have a complicated relationship with Ray Comfort. Initially, his company DMCAed used the DMCA against one of their videos videos, which was critical of his work. Later, Comfort sent them an apology gift basket, claiming he had nothing to do with the illegitimate DMCA. Later still, he sent out a passive-aggressive tweet, challenging them to review his latest movie. This led to two to suspect he was attempting to invoke NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity.
* Creator/AmazonStudios and Creator/{{Netflix}}: While both Amazon and Netflix have competing streaming services, and both are becoming heavy-hitters in distributing original content and bidding for films, Netflix recently [[http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/02/netflix-finishes-its-massive-migration-to-the-amazon-cloud/ moved]] all data center operations for the streaming service (except for content delivery, which is housed in Netflix-maintained boxes throughout the Internet backbone providers) onto ''Amazon's'' cloud services. Only the DVD rental business still uses a physical data center. And to top it off, Amazon Studios actually went worldwide 11 months later, which many see as a in a a bid to play catch up catch-up with Netflix.
* Creator/JimmyKimmel Jimmy Kimmel and Creator/MattDamon take this to hilarious extremes, as shown in during the 2017 Academy Awards where Awards, when Kimmel spent large portions of the show trolling Damon extensively.
28th Apr '17 8:17:37 AM Steinman76
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*** In another story that tracks a day in the life of Gotham City, Batman stops outside the window Two-Face's cell at Arkham Asylum to continue a one-move-a-night Chess game they're playing.
28th Apr '17 4:00:53 AM Rorosilky5
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* Franchise/{{Kirby}} and the AffablyEvil AntiVillain, King Dedede. Outside of fighting each other over random stuff (most of which is either a misunderstanding, Dedede being possessed, or Dedede just being a greedy asshole in some of the older games), they enjoy racing and competing against each other in friendly competitions. He's outright playable in ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland,'' and [[spoiler:''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'']], and in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe,'' he picks up the DistressBall and the game actually consists of ''rescuing'' him! Also, in the adventure mode of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', King Dedede [[TheGlomp glomps]] Kirby! [[spoiler:After he (that is, ''Dedede'') saves the day.]]

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* Franchise/{{Kirby}} and the AffablyEvil AntiVillain, King Dedede. Outside of fighting each other over random stuff (most of which is either a misunderstanding, Dedede being possessed, or Dedede just being a greedy asshole in some of the older games), they enjoy racing and competing against each other in friendly competitions. He's outright playable in ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland,'' ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand,'' and [[spoiler:''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'']], ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', and in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe,'' he picks up the DistressBall and the game actually consists of ''rescuing'' him! Also, in the [[VideoGame/TheSubspaceEmissary adventure mode mode]] of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', King Dedede [[TheGlomp glomps]] Kirby! [[spoiler:After he (that is, ''Dedede'') saves the day.]]
24th Apr '17 8:36:06 AM Gravidef
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** It could be argued that Batman has this dynamic with ''all'' of his foes (with a few exceptions, like [[WouldHurtAChild the Sewer King]]. He doesn't want to kill them, or even see them locked up--he wants them to get better. When it seemed as though Poison Ivy had stopped her criminal career, he mentioned that he genuinely ''wanted'' to believe that she was finally cleaning up her act (unfortunately, she wasn't). Similarly, when Harley Quinn passed a competency hearing and was legally released from Arkham, he offered her a congratulatory handshake and did his best to help her stay out of trouble. When she ended up back in the asylum (largely through a series of misunderstandings, and with the hope that she'd recover in time), Harley thanked Batman with a quick smooch...[[CrowningMomentOfFunny and liked it so much that she planted a much bigger kiss on him immediately after.]]

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** It could be argued that Batman has this dynamic with ''all'' of his foes (with a few exceptions, like [[WouldHurtAChild the Sewer King]]. King]]). He doesn't want to kill them, or even see them locked up--he wants them to get better. better.
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When it seemed as though Poison Ivy had stopped her criminal career, he mentioned that he genuinely ''wanted'' to believe that she was finally cleaning up her act (unfortunately, she wasn't). wasn't).
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Similarly, when Harley Quinn passed a competency hearing and was legally released from Arkham, he offered her a congratulatory handshake and did his best to help her stay out of trouble. When she ended up back in the asylum (largely through a series of misunderstandings, and with the hope that she'd recover in time), Harley thanked Batman with a quick smooch...[[CrowningMomentOfFunny and liked it so much that she planted a much bigger kiss on him immediately after.]]]]
*** Batman helped the Ventriloquist break his reliance on Scarface, the hand puppet that manifested his [[SplitPersonality dissociative identity disorder]], and even helped Arnold Wesker (the Ventriloquist's real name) reenter society by giving him a job at Wayne Enterprises.
24th Apr '17 8:32:21 AM Gravidef
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** This was also true on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries.'' The Joker himself even lampshades it in "The Man Who Killed Batman" during a jewelry store robbery--he fully ''expects'' the Caped Crusader to show up and defeat him, describing their fights as "having a few laughs." It's so severe that when the Joker mistakenly believes that Batman is dead, he tells his accomplice Harley Quinn to return the stolen jewels, becoming furious when Quinn thinks he's joking: "Without Batman, crime has no punchline."

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** This was also true on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries.'' The Joker himself even lampshades it in "The Man Who Killed Batman" during a jewelry store robbery--he fully ''expects'' the Caped Crusader to show up and defeat him, describing their fights as "having a few some laughs." It's so severe that when the Joker mistakenly believes that Batman is dead, he tells his accomplice Harley Quinn to return the stolen jewels, becoming furious when Quinn thinks he's joking: "Without Batman, crime has no punchline.""
** It could be argued that Batman has this dynamic with ''all'' of his foes (with a few exceptions, like [[WouldHurtAChild the Sewer King]]. He doesn't want to kill them, or even see them locked up--he wants them to get better. When it seemed as though Poison Ivy had stopped her criminal career, he mentioned that he genuinely ''wanted'' to believe that she was finally cleaning up her act (unfortunately, she wasn't). Similarly, when Harley Quinn passed a competency hearing and was legally released from Arkham, he offered her a congratulatory handshake and did his best to help her stay out of trouble. When she ended up back in the asylum (largely through a series of misunderstandings, and with the hope that she'd recover in time), Harley thanked Batman with a quick smooch...[[CrowningMomentOfFunny and liked it so much that she planted a much bigger kiss on him immediately after.]]
24th Apr '17 8:26:45 AM Gravidef
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** In another episode, Robbie tries to make trouble by stealing Stephanie's diary and faking an entry that she dislikes everyone...until he discovers another page that mentions that Stephanie ''likes'' him, and considers him a "big softie." Robbie is so touched that he returns the diary and even eagerly asks if she's going to put their interaction in a future entry.

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** In another episode, Robbie tries to make trouble by stealing Stephanie's diary and faking an entry that she dislikes everyone...until he discovers another page that mentions that Stephanie ''likes'' him, likes ''him'', and considers him a "big softie." Robbie is so touched that he returns the diary and even eagerly asks if she's going to put their interaction in a future entry.



* This is largely the dynamic between the Pranksters and the titular characters in the 2009 revival of ''Series/TheElectricCompany.'' As their group name implies, the Pranksters love to make mischief, especially when it makes the Electric Company look bad-- but at the end of the day, they're also just as likely to to split an order of curly fries, help the heroes with school assignments, or even work together toward a common goal. It helps that the Pranksters' actions are [[HarmlessVillain largely silly and easily rectified]], and mostly center on contests and games rather than anything serious.

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* This is largely the dynamic between the Pranksters and the titular characters in the 2009 revival of ''Series/TheElectricCompany.'' As their group name implies, the Pranksters love to make mischief, especially when it makes causes the Electric Company to look bad-- but at the end of the day, they're also just as likely to to split an order of curly fries, fries with them, help the heroes with school assignments, or even work together toward a common goal. It helps that the Pranksters' actions are [[HarmlessVillain largely silly and easily rectified]], and mostly center on contests and games rather than anything serious.
* [[BettyAndVeronica Fran Fine and C.C. Babcock]] occasionally have this dynamic on ''Series/TheNanny.'' C.C.'s antagonism toward Fran is largely because she sees her as a rival for Maxwell's affections, while Fran sees through C.C.'s frigid act and realizes that she's desperate for companionship. In just two different examples: Fran helped C.C. reconcile with her father and even sacrificed tickets and backstage passes to a Creator/BarbraStreisand concert to do it (despite Fran quite literally ''worshiping'' Barbra), while C.C. became Fran's agent when she encountered a brief stint of fame on ''The Rosie O'Donnell Show.''
24th Apr '17 8:20:21 AM Gravidef
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** In another episode, Robbie tries to make trouble by stealing Stephanie's diary and faking an entry that she dislikes everyone...until he discovers another page that mentions that Stephanie ''likes'' him, and considers him a "big softie." Robbie is so touched that he returns the diary and even eagerly asks if she's going to put their interaction in a future entry.


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* This is largely the dynamic between the Pranksters and the titular characters in the 2009 revival of ''Series/TheElectricCompany.'' As their group name implies, the Pranksters love to make mischief, especially when it makes the Electric Company look bad-- but at the end of the day, they're also just as likely to to split an order of curly fries, help the heroes with school assignments, or even work together toward a common goal. It helps that the Pranksters' actions are [[HarmlessVillain largely silly and easily rectified]], and mostly center on contests and games rather than anything serious.
22nd Apr '17 8:25:13 PM merotoker
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* In ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'', members of BABEL and PANDRA try to kill each other far less often than they have friendly conversations with them. Even to the [[BigBad Big Bad Hyobu Kyousuke]]

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* In ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'', members of BABEL and PANDRA try to kill each other far less often than they have friendly conversations with them. Even to the [[BigBad Big Bad Hyobu Kyousuke]]Kyousuke]].



** The Penguin can also be considered this, since he's one of the few sane villains Batman comes across. When he's not committing some sort of crime, he runs a semi-innocent nightclub in Gotham. Batman will occasionally turn to him for information such as rumors flying about the criminal underworld, and The Penguin will ususally treat them as a business deal.

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** The Penguin can also be considered this, since he's one of the few sane villains Batman comes across. When he's not committing some sort of crime, he runs a semi-innocent nightclub in Gotham. Batman will occasionally turn to him for information such as rumors flying about the criminal underworld, and The Penguin will ususally usually treat them as a business deal.



* Professor X and SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} from ''Comicbook/XMen''. It's rare when either actively seeks to harm the other, and when they do it's a ''really'' big deal. They've been compared to Malcolm X (Magneto) and Dr. King (Xavier) because they both want what's best for mutants as a whole, but disagree on what this is and the methods for getting there. Another RealLife analogy for these two would be Eric Raymond (Xavier) and Richard Stallman (Magneto), the two ideological leaders of the Free/Open Source Software movement; in terms of Raymond seeking reconciliation with the corporate world, and Stallman insisting that compromise is impossible. ''Film/XMen1'' shows them playing chess. However there are exceptions to this.

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* Professor X and SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} from ''Comicbook/XMen''. It's rare when either actively seeks to harm the other, and when they do it's a ''really'' big deal. They've been compared to Malcolm X (Magneto) and Dr. King (Xavier) because they both want what's best for mutants as a whole, but disagree on what this is and the methods for getting there. Another RealLife analogy for these two would be Eric Raymond (Xavier) and Richard Stallman (Magneto), the two ideological leaders of the Free/Open Source Software movement; in terms of Raymond seeking reconciliation with the corporate world, and Stallman insisting that compromise is impossible. ''Film/XMen1'' shows them playing chess. However there are exceptions to this.



* It's surprisingly common in the Marvel Universe for supervillains to form friendships with superheroes that they don't typically fight:

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* It's surprisingly common in the Marvel Universe Franchise/MarvelUniverse for supervillains to form friendships with superheroes that they don't typically fight:



* ''FanFic/ThisBites'': As in canon, Tashigi and Smoker are this for the Straw Hats, [[spoiler:as is Hina after she throws in her lot with the former two to bring down the World Government, forming the organization Marine Integrity 3, or [=MI3=] for short. In Chapter 30, Captain T-Bone joins the party, making the organization [=MI4=]. After the events at Omatsuri Island, Vice Admiral Jonathan joins, making the organization [=MI5=]. And in Chapter 40, Vice Admiral Tsuru joins, making the organization [=MI6=].]]

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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'': As in canon, Tashigi and Smoker are this for the Straw Hats, [[spoiler:as is Hina after she throws in her lot with the former two to bring down the World Government, forming the organization Marine Integrity 3, or [=MI3=] for short. In Chapter 30, Captain T-Bone joins the party, making the organization [=MI4=]. After the events at Omatsuri Island, Vice Admiral Jonathan joins, making the organization [=MI5=]. And in Chapter 40, Vice Admiral Tsuru joins, making the organization [=MI6=].]][=MI6=]]].



* In ''Literature/TheDollmaker'', Stephen and Brian are best friends, though [[spoiler: the relationship rots as they both change into something not quite human.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheDollmaker'', Stephen and Brian are best friends, though [[spoiler: the relationship rots as they both change into something not quite human.]]human]].



* In Robert Graves' 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.

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* In Robert Graves' 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.battalion.



* ''Series/BuckRogersInThe25thCentury'':

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* [[BigBad Negan]]'s first appearance on WalkingDead has him kill two important members of Rick's group, kidnapping Daryl and psychologically torturing Rick himself. His appearances since show that while Rick's side despises him, Negan tends to compliment and admire Rick and most members of his group, sparing the lives of several more and [[GoKartingWithBowser being rather cordial in his own way to several, such as Carl and Eugene]]. Of course, Negan would also rather psychologically make them give them and have them work for him than kill them, so this is understandable.

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* [[BigBad Negan]]'s first appearance on WalkingDead ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' has him kill two important members of Rick's group, kidnapping Daryl and psychologically torturing Rick himself. His appearances since show that while Rick's side despises him, Negan tends to compliment and admire Rick and most members of his group, sparing the lives of several more and [[GoKartingWithBowser being rather cordial in his own way to several, such as Carl and Eugene]]. Of course, Negan would also rather psychologically make them give them and have them work for him than kill them, so this is understandable.



* Baby {{face}}!Solo Darling thinks the purpose of wrestling matches is to make and strengthen friendships. She's even willing to let bygones be with those who put her through tables and break her the legs of her legitimate friends.

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* Baby {{face}}!Solo Darling thinks the purpose of wrestling matches is to make and strengthen friendships. She's even willing to let bygones be with those who put her through tables and break her the legs of her legitimate friends.



* Almost all of the characters you get in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games used to be enemies. In dialogues before entering battles, you'll usually see a single character with a face and a name, saying "I can't possibly fight against these people!", and you can recruit him or her by talking to them.

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* Almost all of the characters you get in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games used to be enemies. In dialogues before entering battles, you'll usually see a single character with a face and a name, saying "I can't possibly fight against these people!", and you can recruit him or her by talking to them.



** At the end of ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]'', after the two duke it out once again (and Bowser losing once again), Mario, Luigi, and Peach decide to send a gift to Bowser for saving the world: [[spoiler: [[Heartwarming/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory A cake with all of them together]].]]

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** At the end of ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]'', after the two duke it out once again (and Bowser losing once again), Mario, Luigi, and Peach decide to send a gift to Bowser for saving the world: [[spoiler: [[Heartwarming/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory A cake with all of them together]].]]together]]]].



** Also in the season finale, when Jean asks Magneto if he loves Charles, he's insulted that she even feels the need to ask. It's not even that she asked if he loved him, but ''[[HoYay how much.]]''

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** Also in the season finale, when Jean asks Magneto if he loves Charles, he's insulted that she even feels the need to ask. It's not even that she asked if he loved him, but ''[[HoYay ''[[HoYay/XMen how much.]]''



** A comic drawn by creator Creator/JhonenVasquez for Nickelodeon Magazine made this very explicit. [[spoiler:The comic ends with Zim successfully taking over the earth. Dib's upset at what he's done to humanity lasts only as long as it takes for Zim to offer to take him into space to drink sodas and ride space bunnies]].

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** A comic drawn by creator Creator/JhonenVasquez for Nickelodeon Magazine made this very explicit. [[spoiler:The comic ends with Zim successfully taking over the earth. Dib's upset at what he's done to humanity lasts only as long as it takes for Zim to offer to take him into space to drink sodas and ride space bunnies]].bunnies.]]



* Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/WarnerBros. Their relationship is said to be the most cordial of all the major Hollywood studios.

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* Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/WarnerBros. Creator/WarnerBros Their relationship is said to be the most cordial of all the major Hollywood studios.
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