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23rd Apr '16 11:09:47 AM WillKeaton
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* In the first season of ''Anime/SonicX'', [[TheRival Knuckles]] would occasionally deny being friends with Franchise/{{Sonic|The Hedgehog}}, but this is due to his disapproval of the hedgehog's reckless nature and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky attitude]]. It also doesn't help that Knuckles is quite [[GreeneyedMonster jealous]] of Sonic's freedom and popularity despite being a loner with a task to guard the Master Emerald.

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* In the first season of ''Anime/SonicX'', [[TheRival Knuckles]] would occasionally deny being friends with Franchise/{{Sonic|The Hedgehog}}, but this is due to his disapproval of the hedgehog's reckless nature and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky attitude]]. It also doesn't help that Knuckles is quite [[GreeneyedMonster jealous]] of Sonic's freedom and popularity despite being while he is a loner tasked with a task to guard guarding the Master Emerald.
17th Jan '16 7:04:57 AM SirVancelot131
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* Shortly after the escape from Fox River in ''Series/PrisonBreak'', Michael makes Tweener travel solo away from the other members of the escape team since he was known to be a snitch. When Tweener pleads with him and calls him a bro, Michael had something to say about it.
-->'''Michael Scofield''': You and me? We're not bros.
27th Dec '15 5:07:42 PM nombretomado
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* Lina Inverse and Naga the White Serpent in TheSlayers [=OVAs=] and movies are VitriolicBestBuds who will vehemently deny that they are best buds, or any kind of buds. Both claim that the other is their sidekick. Or rival, depending on the mood.

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* Lina Inverse and Naga the White Serpent in TheSlayers ''{{Anime/Slayers}}'' [=OVAs=] and movies are VitriolicBestBuds who will vehemently deny that they are best buds, or any kind of buds. Both claim that the other is their sidekick. Or rival, depending on the mood.
3rd Aug '15 4:18:05 PM Hjortron18
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3rd Aug '15 4:16:56 PM Hjortron18
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* Happens twice in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', though it isn't a ''real'' denial since Manny knows neither Sid nor Diego at this time.
** -->'''Manny''': (''to Sid'') There is no "we". There never ''was'' a "we"! In fact, without me, there wouldn't even be a ''you''!

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* Happens at least twice in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', though it isn't a ''real'' denial since Manny knows neither Sid nor Diego at this time.
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time.

-->'''Manny''': (''to Sid'') There is no "we". There never ''was'' a "we"! In fact, without me, there wouldn't even be a ''you''!
3rd Aug '15 4:13:48 PM Hjortron18
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-->'''Manny''': (''to Sid'') There is no "we". There never ''was'' a "we"! In fact, without me, there wouldn't even be a ''you''!

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-->'''Manny''': **-->'''Manny''': (''to Sid'') There is no "we". There never ''was'' a "we"! In fact, without me, there wouldn't even be a ''you''!



3rd Aug '15 4:11:55 PM Hjortron18
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* At the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', Manny denies being friends with either Sid or Diego. Eventually he comes around.

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* At the beginning of Happens twice in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', though it isn't a ''real'' denial since Manny denies being friends with either knows neither Sid or Diego. Eventually he comes around.nor Diego at this time.
-->'''Manny''': (''to Sid'') There is no "we". There never ''was'' a "we"! In fact, without me, there wouldn't even be a ''you''!
** When Manny and Sid meet Diego for the first time
-->'''Diego''': Name's Diego, friend.
-->'''Manny''': Manfred. And I'm not your friend.
30th May '15 7:26:50 AM GeneralSpecific
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-->-- '''Mao''', "Disgaea"

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-->-- '''Mao''', "Disgaea"
''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''



This is the character trait of one or two characters in duo of VitriolicBestBuds. A group of characters can do this to one particular person in their group, which is TheFriendNobodyLikes. Can be the kind of relationship the RagtagBunchOfMisfits would have. Often related to HiddenHeartOfGold. Can be utilized as the tool to permanently end a friendship, which is WeUsedToBeFriends, or at least temporarily in a FeudEpisode.

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This is could be the character trait of one or two characters in duo of VitriolicBestBuds. A group of characters can do this to one particular person in their group, which is TheFriendNobodyLikes. Can be the kind of relationship the RagtagBunchOfMisfits would have. Often related to HiddenHeartOfGold. Can be utilized as the tool to permanently end a friendship, which is WeUsedToBeFriends, or at least temporarily in a FeudEpisode.



-->'''Krillin''': "Wh-what's that look on your face? Do you have a plan?! C'mon, tell us! We're your friends!"
-->'''Piccolo''': "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Friends?! Don't press your luck. When do you think I became your friend? I'm a demon! Don't you ever forget that!!]] [[BlatantLies I'm merely using you— to take over the world!!]]" *flies away*
* ''Anime/{{Noir}}''. Mirielle needed Kirika to stay alive to help her find the answers to Soldats, but this doesn't change the fact that both are HeterosexualLifePartners with a dose of HoYay.

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-->'''Krillin''': "Wh-what's Wh-what's that look on your face? Do you have a plan?! C'mon, tell us! We're your friends!"
friends!
-->'''Piccolo''': "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Friends?! Don't press your luck. When do you think I became your friend? I'm a demon! Don't you ever forget that!!]] that!! [[BlatantLies I'm merely using you— you — to take over the world!!]]" *flies away*
world!!]]
* ''Anime/{{Noir}}''. ''Anime/{{Noir}}'': Mirielle needed Kirika to stay alive to help her find the answers to Soldats, but this doesn't change the fact that both are HeterosexualLifePartners with a dose of HoYay.



-->'''Turk Malloy''': "Watch it, bud."
-->'''Virgil Malloy''': "Who you calling bud, pal?"
-->'''Turk Malloy''': "Who you calling pal, friend?"
-->'''Virgil Malloy''': "Who you calling friend, jackass?"
-->'''Turk Malloy''': "Don't call me a jackass."
-->'''Virgil Malloy''': "I just did call you a jackass."

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-->'''Turk Malloy''': "Watch Watch it, bud."
bud.
-->'''Virgil Malloy''': "Who Who you calling bud, pal?"
pal?
-->'''Turk Malloy''': "Who Who you calling pal, friend?"
friend?
-->'''Virgil Malloy''': "Who Who you calling friend, jackass?"
jackass?
-->'''Turk Malloy''': "Don't Don't call me a jackass."
jackass.
-->'''Virgil Malloy''': "I I just did call you a jackass."



-->'''Wheeler''': "You ready, pal?"
-->'''Ronnie''': "I ain't your pal, vanilla."

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-->'''Wheeler''': "You You ready, pal?"
pal?
-->'''Ronnie''': "I I ain't your pal, vanilla."



-->'''Butch''': "You lookin at something, friend?"
-->'''Vincent''': "You ain't my friend, Palooka."
-->'''Butch''': "What's that?"
-->'''Vincent''': "I think you heard me just fine, Punchy."
* ''Film/RaisingArizona'' has the introduction of Leonard Smalls:
-->'''Leonard Smalls''': "Name's Smalls. Leonard Smalls. My friends call me Lenny... only I ain't got no friends."

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-->'''Butch''': "You You lookin at something, friend?"
friend?
-->'''Vincent''': "You You ain't my friend, Palooka."
Palooka.
-->'''Butch''': "What's that?"
What's that?
-->'''Vincent''': "I I think you heard me just fine, Punchy."
* ''Film/RaisingArizona'' has the introduction of Leonard Smalls:
-->'''Leonard Smalls''': "Name's Smalls. Leonard Smalls. My friends call me Lenny... only I ain't got no friends."



-->'''Bob Sugar''': "It's not 'show friends'. It's 'show business'."
* ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'':
-->'''Turkey Creek Jack Johnson''': "Why you doin' this, Doc?"
-->'''Doc Holliday''': "Because Wyatt Earp is my friend."
-->'''Turkey Creek Jack Johnson''': "Friend? Hell, I got lots of friends."
-->'''Doc Holliday''': "...I don't."

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-->'''Bob Sugar''': "It's It's not 'show friends'. It's 'show business'."
* ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'':
-->'''Turkey Creek Jack Johnson''': "Why you doin' this, Doc?"
-->'''Doc Holliday''': "Because Wyatt Earp is my friend."
-->'''Turkey Creek Jack Johnson''': "Friend? Hell, I got lots of friends."
-->'''Doc Holliday''': "...I don't."



-->'''Laurie''': "Tell your friend P.O.T.U.S. he's got a funny name, and he should learn how to ride a bicycle."
-->'''Sam Seaborn''': "I would, but he's not my friend; he's my boss."

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-->'''Laurie''': "Tell Tell your friend P.O.T.U.S. he's got a funny name, and he should learn how to ride a bicycle."
bicycle.
-->'''Sam Seaborn''': "I I would, but he's not my friend; he's my boss."



* In the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode ''The Hounds of Baskerville'', the interaction between [[OddFriendship Sherlock Holmes and John Waston]] skirts around this. Sherlock outright states to John that he has no friends, though he later amends that by saying "I don't have ''friends'': [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I just have one]].
** And in ''The Blind Banker'', when Sherlock introduces John to an acquaintance of his from university, Sebastian Wilkes, he says: "This is my friend, Dr John Watson," which John immediately corrects with "Colleague."

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'':
**
In the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode ''The Hounds of Baskerville'', the interaction between [[OddFriendship Sherlock Holmes and John Waston]] skirts around this. Sherlock outright states to John that he has no friends, though he later amends that by saying "I don't have ''friends'': ''friends'', [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I just have one]].
** And in From ''The Blind Banker'', when Sherlock introduces John to an acquaintance of his from university, Sebastian Wilkes, he says: "This Wilkes:
---> '''Sherlock:''' This
is my friend, Dr John Watson," which John immediately corrects with "Colleague."Watson.\\
'''John:''' Colleague.



-->'''Alice Morgan''': *doing 3-hand salute* "Brownies honor."
-->'''John Luther''': "One coffee doesn't make us friends."

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-->'''Alice Morgan''': *doing 3-hand salute* "Brownies honor."
''(3-hand salute)'' Brownies honor.
-->'''John Luther''': "One One coffee doesn't make us friends."



-->'''Penny''': "Hi. I'm Penny. This is my friend Sheldon."
-->'''Sheldon''': "We're not friends at the moment. Depends on how this goes."

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-->'''Penny''': "Hi.Hi. I'm Penny. This is my friend Sheldon."
Sheldon.
-->'''Sheldon''': "We're We're not friends at the moment. Depends on how this goes."



-->'''Eric''': Donna, you have to let her stay with you. Come on, she's your best friend.
-->'''Donna''': She's not my best friend.
-->'''Eric''': Well, then who's your best friend?
-->''(beat)''
-->'''Donna''': Oh crap. How the hell did that happen?

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-->'''Eric''': --->'''Eric''': Donna, you have to let her stay with you. Come on, she's your best friend.
-->'''Donna''': --->'''Donna''': She's not my best friend.
-->'''Eric''': --->'''Eric''': Well, then who's your best friend?
-->''(beat)''
-->'''Donna''':
--->''(beat)''
--->'''Donna''':
Oh crap. How the hell did that happen?



-->'''Alan''': "Nice guy. Poker, buddy?"
-->'''Charlie''': "Yeah, I used to-- And don't call me 'buddy'."

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-->'''Alan''': "Nice Nice guy. Poker, buddy?"
Poker buddy?
-->'''Charlie''': "Yeah, Yeah, I used to-- And don't call me 'buddy'."



* Jade from ''Victorious'' is probably the poster girl for this trope.



-->'''Falco''': "I ain't your buddy! Go away!"

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-->'''Falco''': "I I ain't your buddy! Go away!"away!



** The whole series runs on this. Characters are almost always on better terms than anyone would ever admit.



-->'''Jade''': I don't know about "friends," but we do have an awkward bond of sorts.

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-->'''Jade''': I don't know about "friends," "friends", but we do have an awkward bond of sorts.



* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', we have this hilarious dialogue in the episode "Canada On Strike":
-->'''Stephen Abootman''': "Look, guy. We have to stay strong. If you don't stand with your fellow Canadians, then you are a rat!"
-->'''Terrance''': "Don't call me a rat, buddy."
-->'''Stephen Abootman''': "I'm not your buddy, friend."
-->'''Phillip''': "He's not your friend, guy."
-->'''Stephen Abootman''': "I'm not your guy, buddy."
-->'''Terrance''': "He's not your buddy, friend."
-->'''Stephen Abootman''': "I'm not your friend, guy."
** Another example is in the episode "The Death Of Eric Cartman" where the other boys deny [[{{Jerkass}} Eric]] as their friend and that they will start ignoring him from this point on:
--->'''Token''': "Ignoring him? How come?"
--->'''Kyle''': "Because he's a [[FatBastard fat]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]], [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence intolerant]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] [[TheSociopath sociopath]]."
--->'''Token''': *beat* "Oh yeah."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', we have this hilarious dialogue in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** From
the episode "Canada On Strike":
-->'''Stephen --->'''Stephen Abootman''': "Look, Look, guy. We have to stay strong. If you don't stand with your fellow Canadians, then you are a rat!"
-->'''Terrance''': "Don't
rat!
--->'''Terrance''': Don't
call me a rat, buddy."
-->'''Stephen
buddy.
--->'''Stephen
Abootman''': "I'm I'm not your buddy, friend."
-->'''Phillip''': "He's
friend.
--->'''Phillip''': He's
not your friend, guy."
-->'''Stephen
guy.
--->'''Stephen
Abootman''': "I'm I'm not your guy, buddy."
-->'''Terrance''': "He's
buddy.
--->'''Terrance''': He's
not your buddy, friend."
-->'''Stephen
friend.
--->'''Stephen
Abootman''': "I'm I'm not your friend, guy."
guy.
** Another example is in the episode In "The Death Of Eric Cartman" where the other boys deny [[{{Jerkass}} Eric]] as their friend and state that they will start ignoring him from this point on:
on.
--->'''Token''': "Ignoring Ignoring him? How come?"
come?
--->'''Kyle''': "Because Because he's a [[FatBastard fat]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]], [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence intolerant]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] [[TheSociopath sociopath]]."
sociopath]].
--->''(beat)''
--->'''Token''': *beat* "Oh yeah."Oh. Yeah.



-->'''Huey''': "First of all, we're not a team. Second of all, we're not a team. [[IWasJustPassingThrough I've got gas money, he's got the license]]. We're just gonna drive to Canada and to go on separate ways."

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-->'''Huey''': "First First of all, we're not a team. Second of all, we're not a team. [[IWasJustPassingThrough I've got gas money, he's got the license]]. We're just gonna drive to Canada and to go on separate ways."



-->'''Hubie''': "Hey buddy, looks like we're two birds of a feather."
-->'''Rocko''': "Don't call me buddy!"
-->'''Hubie''': "And, gee, it looks like I got me a friend!"

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-->'''Hubie''': "Hey Hey buddy, looks like we're two birds of a feather."
feather.
-->'''Rocko''': "Don't Don't call me buddy!"
buddy!
-->'''Hubie''': "And, And, gee, it looks like I got me a friend!"friend!



-->'''Chipper''': "He's not my frieeeend. [[LargeHam He's not anything to meeeee]]."

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-->'''Chipper''': "He's He's not my frieeeend. [[LargeHam He's not anything to meeeee]]."



--->*long pause; the kids look around*

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--->*long --->''(long pause; the kids look around*around)''



** This was hilariously subverted in "Treehouse Of Horror XX":
--->'''Marge''': *Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstein's monster and the Wolfman are at the door* Friends of Homer's?

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** This was hilariously subverted Subverted in "Treehouse Of Horror XX":
--->'''Marge''': *Dracula,
XX", when Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstein's monster and the Wolfman are arrive at the door* Simpsons' house.
--->'''Marge''':
Friends of Homer's?


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* Rippen of ''WesternAnimation/PennZeroPartTimeHero'' is somewhat fond of his henchman Larry (who is both [[UndyingLoyalty absurdly loyal]] and [[CuddleBug very affectionate]]) but refuses to admit this to anyone, even himself.
19th Apr '15 10:37:19 PM AHI-3000
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* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' has Huey being interviewed about about him [[EnemyMine teaming with]] [[BoomerangBigot Uncle Ruckus]] after they decide to leave town and go to Canada due to the election of UsefulNotes/BarackObama:

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* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' has Huey being interviewed about about him [[EnemyMine teaming with]] [[BoomerangBigot Uncle Ruckus]] after they decide to leave town and go to Canada due to the election of UsefulNotes/BarackObama:
13th Feb '15 9:54:25 AM Byzantine
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* From the episode "The Final Sacrifice" in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':

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* From the episode "The "[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E10TheFinalSacrifice The Final Sacrifice" Sacrifice]]" in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
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