History Main / FriendlyEnemy

10th Feb '16 11:13:12 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Athletes on rival sporting teams often form friendships while their fans are pummeling each other in the stands. ** Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre practically threw himself under Michael Strahan of New York so that the latter would break the sack record. ** When Alan Smith broke his leg playing for Manchester United against Liverpool, the Liverpool physio was first on the scene to do what he could to help. ** North of the England-Scotland border, Kevin Thomson and Scott Brown were inseparable when they came through the youth ranks together at Edinburgh side Hibs, but are now opponents as the midfield enforcers of beyond-fierce Glasgow rivals Rangers and Celtic respectively. Despite this, they've remained friends - when Brown was sent off in a match between the teams, it was Thomson rather than any of his teammates who calmed him down. ** It is a common occurrence in the NBA. *** Rival centers UsefulNotes/WiltChamberlain and Bill Russell spent thanksgivings together, talking about model trains. *** Larry Bird and Magic Johnson developed a friendship after shooting a commercial together in the early 1980's and have remained close friends since. They also worked with each other on a book released in 2009. *** Rival point guards Chris Paul and Deron Williams play poker together and exchange texts. *** [=LeBron=] James and Carmelo Anthony once embraced one another after a game in the 2012 playoffs. *** Charles Barkley, in his autobiography, pointed to UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan and Karl Malone as two of his best friends in the NBA. Jordan, of course, prevented Barkley from winning a championship, and "Best power forward: Barkley or Malone?" was one of the great NBA debates of the 80s and 90s. [[note]]It would seem, in examining their full careers, that Malone wins that debate, but during their playing days this was not quite so certain; when Barkley won the MVP in 1993, it was widely acknowledged that he was the second-best basketball player in the world after Jordan.[[/note]] ** Formula One drivers Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost were bitter rivals on the track, even going as far as sabotaging each other when they were teammates, but both had a mutual respect for one another that became evident after Senna's fatal crash in 1994. ** Most of the UsefulNotes/IndyCar drivers consider each other this. (Let's just say sleepovers aren't uncommon.) It was apparently a huge shock to Rubens Barrichello when he switched from Formula One to UsefulNotes/IndyCar one year.
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* Athletes on rival sporting teams often form friendships while their fans are pummeling each other in the stands. ** Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre practically threw himself under Michael Strahan of New York so that the latter would break the sack record. ** * When Alan Smith broke his leg playing for Manchester United against Liverpool, the Liverpool physio was first on the scene to do what he could to help. ** * North of the England-Scotland border, Kevin Thomson and Scott Brown were inseparable when they came through the youth ranks together at Edinburgh side Hibs, but are now opponents as the midfield enforcers of beyond-fierce Glasgow rivals Rangers and Celtic respectively. Despite this, they've remained friends - when Brown was sent off in a match between the teams, it was Thomson rather than any of his teammates who calmed him down. ** * It is a common occurrence in the NBA. *** ** Rival centers UsefulNotes/WiltChamberlain and Bill Russell spent thanksgivings together, talking about model trains. *** ** Larry Bird and Magic Johnson developed a friendship after shooting a commercial together in the early 1980's and have remained close friends since. They also worked with each other on a book released in 2009. *** ** LA Laker Magic Johnson and Detroit Piston Isiah Thomas were such good friends that they met at half-court and exchanged a ''kiss''. ** Rival point guards Chris Paul and Deron Williams play poker together and exchange texts. *** ** [=LeBron=] James and Carmelo Anthony once embraced one another after a game in the 2012 playoffs. *** ** Charles Barkley, in his autobiography, pointed to UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan and Karl Malone as two of his best friends in the NBA. Jordan, of course, prevented Barkley from winning a championship, and "Best power forward: Barkley or Malone?" was one of the great NBA debates of the 80s and 90s. [[note]]It would seem, in examining their full careers, that Malone wins that debate, but during their playing days this was not quite so certain; when Barkley won the MVP in 1993, it was widely acknowledged that he was the second-best basketball player in the world after Jordan.[[/note]] ** * Formula One drivers Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost were bitter rivals on the track, even going as far as sabotaging each other when they were teammates, but both had a mutual respect for one another that became evident after Senna's fatal crash in 1994. ** * Most of the UsefulNotes/IndyCar drivers consider each other this. (Let's just say sleepovers aren't uncommon.) It was apparently a huge shock to Rubens Barrichello when he switched from Formula One to UsefulNotes/IndyCar one year.year. * Happens frequently in MixedMartialArts, when members of the same fight camp get matched up. Fighters refusing to fight their teammates has caused a lot of matchmaking problems. Others simply agree that fighting is "just business" and go back to being friends after the bout's conclusion.
10th Feb '16 11:03:32 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* General Gogol, head of the Soviet KGB in a number of Roger Moore-era Film/JamesBond movies, is very much this character. He convinced M to have [[EnemyMine Bond and Anya work together]] in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', treated Bond as a WorthyOpponent in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', and later appeared as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', in contrast with the main villain [[GeneralRipper Orlov]].
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* Film/JamesBond movies ** General Gogol, head of the Soviet KGB in a number of Roger Moore-era Film/JamesBond movies, films, is very much this character. He convinced M to have [[EnemyMine Bond and Anya work together]] in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', treated Bond as a WorthyOpponent in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', and later appeared as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', in contrast with the main villain [[GeneralRipper Orlov]].
10th Feb '16 10:59:57 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** For that matter, UsefulNotes/BillClinton has been friends with the whole Bush family for a long time, and has started to regard the elder Bush as something of a father figure (seeing as Clinton's own father died when he was a child, it makes more sense than it sounds.) When Clinton's daughter Chelsea was pregnant with her first child, George W. Bush (who was already a grandfather) had an event and let Clinton know what to expect about being a grandfather: [[HeartwarmingMoment To fall in love all over again]], and [[ButtMonkey be last on the totem pole for literally everything.]]
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** For that matter, * UsefulNotes/BillClinton has been friends with the whole Bush family for a long time, and has started to regard the elder Bush as something of a father figure (seeing as Clinton's own father died when he was a child, it makes more sense than it sounds.) When Clinton's daughter Chelsea was pregnant with her first child, George W. Bush (who was already a grandfather) had an event and let Clinton know what to expect about being a grandfather: [[HeartwarmingMoment To fall in love all over again]], and [[ButtMonkey be last on the totem pole for literally everything.]]
10th Feb '16 10:55:57 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''{{Series/Salem}}'': Alden and Mather pretty much hate each other, but they make a rather effective team when it comes to hunting down witches. ** FireForgedFriends: Cotton later regards John as his only real friend in Salem.
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* ''{{Series/Salem}}'': Alden and Mather pretty much hate each other, but they make a rather effective team when it comes to hunting down witches. ** FireForgedFriends: witches. Cotton later regards John as his only real friend in Salem.

* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Tywin and Olenna become this in season 5. Both are the heads of clans who are technically allied but would rip the other apart in an instant and crush them if they had the opportunity. Yet due to each being SurroundedByIdiots [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]], they form a strange bond - during the purple wedding, they're seen strolling around the grounds together chatting like old friends.
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ** Tywin and Olenna become this in season 5. Both are the heads of clans who are technically allied but would rip the other apart in an instant and crush them if they had the opportunity. Yet due to each being SurroundedByIdiots [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]], they form a strange bond - during the purple wedding, they're seen strolling around the grounds together chatting like old friends.
10th Feb '16 10:52:38 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': ** Gul Dukat considered Sisko a friend for most of the series but it was not reciprocated. It bordered on GenreSavvy at times, with Dukat acting as if Sisko was just pretending to hate him to keep up appearances, although it was clear that he was genuine (what with Dukat being a mass-murderer). ** A more straightforward example would be Quark and Odo.
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': ** *** Gul Dukat considered Sisko a friend for most of the series but it was not reciprocated. It bordered on GenreSavvy at times, with Dukat acting as if Sisko was just pretending to hate him to keep up appearances, although it was clear that he was genuine (what with Dukat being a mass-murderer). ** A more straightforward example would be *** Quark and Odo.

** On ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', it's implied that this is the standard state of affairs with Klingons, at least as long as they are fighting their fellow Klingons, even openly drinking with the warriors on the other side during the Klingon Civil War during the "Redemption" two-parter. ** The omnipotent being Q genuinely likes and respects Captain Picard. Don't be mistaken, he'll put the ''Enterprise'' in grave danger just for kicks and he still thinks humanity is a "grievously savage child race", but at the same time he's been shown to admire Picard and has it's been hinted that he's saved Picard's life once or twice. ** To go back even to Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries, Kirk and Khan remained on good terms, even though Khan tried to kill Kirk and his crew. Kirk admired Khan to the point that he essentially allowed Khan go by marooning him and his crew on a nearby uninhabited planet. [[HarsherInHindsight Which in hindsight]] [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan turned out to be not such a good idea]] - although even in that movie, Khan kept referring to Kirk as "my friend", usually while trying to kill him.
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** On ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', it's ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': *** It's implied that this is the standard state of affairs with Klingons, at least as long as they are fighting their fellow Klingons, even openly drinking with the warriors on the other side during the Klingon Civil War during the "Redemption" two-parter. ** *** The omnipotent being Q genuinely likes and respects Captain Picard. Don't be mistaken, he'll put the ''Enterprise'' in grave danger just for kicks and he still thinks humanity is a "grievously savage child race", but at the same time he's been shown to admire Picard and has it's been hinted that he's saved Picard's life once or twice. ** To go back even to Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries, ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': Kirk and Khan remained on good terms, even though Khan tried to kill Kirk and his crew. Kirk admired Khan to the point that he essentially allowed Khan go by marooning him and his crew on a nearby uninhabited planet. [[HarsherInHindsight Which in hindsight]] [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan turned out to be not such a good idea]] - although even in that movie, Khan kept referring to Kirk as "my friend", usually while trying to kill him.
30th Jan '16 11:25:16 AM Julep
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30th Jan '16 11:25:14 AM Julep
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--->'''Peralta''' "Alright now you're taking it too far, [[spoiler:Judy]]. I don't need relationship advice from my criminal archnemesis."

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30th Jan '16 11:19:40 AM Julep
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* Peralta and [[spoiler:Doug Judy]] have this dynamic on ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', what with having the exact same tastes, humor and centers of interest - only one is a criminal, and the other is a cop.
26th Jan '16 6:42:03 PM detghost
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** Flemeth can be seen as this with each of the heroes. While she's clearly bad, she's also AffablyEvil. She saves the Warden's life in ''[[Franchise/DragonAge Origins]]'', though it's for her own ends, and when you confront her about her grimoire she'll leave without incident if you agree to lie about her death to Morrigan. In Dragon Age II she saves the hero once again, still for her own reasons, giving them advice, laughing with them and even telling one character not to bow to her. In Inquisition she comes back, this time with an apparent plan to steal a child's body. Still, the conversation she has with you is surprisingly friendly and helpful.
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** Flemeth can be seen as this with each of the heroes. While she's clearly bad, she's also heroes, being AffablyEvil. She saves the Warden's life in ''[[Franchise/DragonAge Origins]]'', though it's for her own ends, and when you confront her about her grimoire she'll leave without incident if you agree to lie about her death to Morrigan. If she does attack you it's without any apparent maliciousness. In Dragon Age II she saves the hero once again, still for her own reasons, giving and gives them advice, laughing laughs with them and even telling tells one character not to bow to her. In Inquisition she comes back, this time seemingly with an apparent a plan to steal a child's body. Still, the conversation she has with you is surprisingly friendly and helpful.helpful. *** Indeed, she's so helpful and friendly with the heroes it can be rather surprising when she actually does evil things, such as dismembering a minor character and hanging him from trees for no reason in The Stolen Throne.
26th Jan '16 6:33:30 PM detghost
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** Flemeth can be seen as this with each of the heroes. While she's clearly bad, she's also AffablyEvil. She saves the Warden's life in ''[[Franchise/DragonAge Origins]]'', though it's for her own ends, and when you confront her about her grimoire she'll leave without incident if you agree to lie about her death to Morrigan. In Dragon Age II she saves the hero once again, still for her own reasons, giving them advice, laughing with them and even telling one character not to bow to her. In Inquisition she comes back, this time with an apparent plan to steal a child's body. Still, the conversation she has with you is surprisingly friendly and helpful.
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