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3rd Jan '17 5:56:04 PM PitViperOfDoom
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-->'''Kirishima:''' What's with the belligerence all of a sudden? Don't spring this on him just before--!
-->'''Todoroki:''' I'm not here to play nice and make friends. But whatever.
3rd Jan '17 5:52:15 PM PitViperOfDoom
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Spoken word for word by [[BrokenAce Todoroki Shouto]] after he challenges Midoriya during the Sports Festival.
2nd Jan '17 4:52:54 AM StarTropes
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* The premiere of the third season of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' introduces two new characters - Subcommnder T'Rul from the Romulan Empire and Michael Eddington of Starfleet Security. When Commander Sisko tries to make introductions to his senior staff, T'Rul cuts him off by stating that she already knows everyone's names and then states specifically "I'm not here to make friends." Eddington then turns around and says that he is there to make friends and introduces himself. [[spoiler: Since he turned out to be a spy for the Maquis resistance movement, making friends was actually part of his mission.]]

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* The premiere of the third season of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' introduces two new characters - Subcommnder Subcommander T'Rul from the Romulan Empire and Michael Eddington of Starfleet Security. When Commander Sisko tries to make introductions to his senior staff, T'Rul cuts him off by stating that she already knows everyone's names and then states specifically "I'm not here to make friends." Eddington then turns around and says that he is there to make friends and introduces himself. [[spoiler: Since he turned out to be a spy TheMole for [[LaResistance the Maquis resistance movement, movement]], making friends was actually part of his mission.]]
20th Nov '16 6:51:31 PM rjd1922
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An NPR segment (9/12/2009) on this trope shows that studios do [[ManipulativeEditing feed this line]] sometimes. The segment also shows that the person/people who actually use the line ''never win''ónot surprisingly, as it tends to signpost them as arrogant douchebags who, unless they can really win the audience over, will be at risk of being voted off before long. Especially in a social game show, fellow contestants have to ''like'' you, or at least respect you as a WorthyOpponent if you want to actually get further. There is also an implication that the contestant thinks they can win the contest all by themselves... [[LonersAreFreaks and you know what people think of those kinds of folks.]] It's ultimately a redundant and self-destructive attitude since ''everyone'' on the show is there to win; there's nothing to gain in being a {{jerkass}} about it. It goes without saying that these characters are prone to {{CatFight}}s.

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An NPR segment (9/12/2009) on this trope shows that studios do [[ManipulativeEditing feed this line]] sometimes. The segment also shows that the person/people who actually use the line ''never win''ónot surprisingly, as it tends to signpost them as arrogant douchebags who, unless they can really win the audience over, will be at risk of being voted off before long. Especially in a social game show, fellow contestants have to ''like'' you, or at least respect you as a WorthyOpponent if you want to actually get further. There is also an implication that the contestant thinks they can win the contest all by themselves... [[LonersAreFreaks and you know what people think of those kinds of folks.]] It's ultimately a redundant and self-destructive attitude since ''everyone'' on the show is there to win; there's nothing to gain in being a {{jerkass}} about it. It goes without saying that these characters are prone to {{CatFight}}s.{{Cat Fight}}s.
23rd Jul '16 12:46:48 PM nombretomado
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** In the premiere of ''The Amazing Race 20'', yet another Rachel (of ''Series/BigBrother'' infamy) gives this line in her opening interview. The same Rachel proceeded to do what she did in ''BigBrother''...that is [[{{Wangst}} cry like a baby]], insult everyone's gameplay, express desire to quit ''nearly every single leg of the race'' because it's "Too hard", yell at Brendon for antagonizing her (The latter of which isn't as unjustifiable given Brendon's personality!), then wonder why [[WhatAnIdiot everybody else can't stand her]]. However, watching her on The Amazing Race 24 (not three years after) wherein she acts much ''much'' different - to the level where one wonders if she secretly hasn't been replaced with her sister - who did ''not'' pull this trope.

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** In the premiere of ''The Amazing Race 20'', yet another Rachel (of ''Series/BigBrother'' infamy) gives this line in her opening interview. The same Rachel proceeded to do what she did in ''BigBrother''...''Big Brother''...that is [[{{Wangst}} cry like a baby]], insult everyone's gameplay, express desire to quit ''nearly every single leg of the race'' because it's "Too hard", yell at Brendon for antagonizing her (The latter of which isn't as unjustifiable given Brendon's personality!), then wonder why [[WhatAnIdiot everybody else can't stand her]]. However, watching her on The Amazing Race 24 (not three years after) wherein she acts much ''much'' different - to the level where one wonders if she secretly hasn't been replaced with her sister - who did ''not'' pull this trope.
16th Apr '16 6:58:18 PM Orbiting
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* Mars from ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'' believes in this, saying that it doesn't matter whether not the planets are friends with each other as long as they can do their jobs and demanding that Earth leave him alone.

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* Mars from ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'' believes in this, saying that it doesn't matter whether or not the planets are friends with each other as long as they can do their jobs jobs, and demanding demands that Earth leave him alone.
12th Mar '16 12:01:56 AM GrammarNavi
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* Discussed on ''ThisAmericanLife.'' Listen [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/389/frenemies here.]]

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* Discussed on ''ThisAmericanLife.'' ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife''. Listen [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/389/frenemies here.]]
19th Aug '15 10:42:08 AM babyhenchy1
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Miranda Lawson says this to Shepard in one of their first conversations. She's only focused on the mission and doesn't trust Shepard to stay within Cerberus' goals. She becomes quite surprised later when she actually does become friends with Shepard, one which outdoes her loyalty to Cerberus.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Miranda Lawson says this to Shepard in one of their first conversations. She's only focused on the mission and doesn't trust Shepard to stay within Cerberus' goals. She becomes quite surprised later when she actually does realizes that she did become genuine friends with Shepard, one which outdoes Shepard. It even manages to eventually outdo her loyalty to Cerberus.
29th Jun '15 8:57:07 AM MyFinalEdits
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w536Alnon24 This video]] features a montage of clips of contestants from various reality shows of uttering this line.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0bOw1lqxBc and another...]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w536Alnon24 This video]] features a montage of clips of contestants from various reality shows of uttering this line.
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line. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0bOw1lqxBc and another...Here's another.]]



* ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' has one contestant every year that says this. They never win... ever.
** Cycle six's Jade is particularly infamous for it, thanks to her furious exclamation of "This is not America's Next Top Best Friend!"

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* ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' has one contestant every year that says this. They never win... ever.
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ever. Cycle six's Jade is particularly infamous for it, thanks to her furious exclamation of "This is not America's Next Top Best Friend!"



* Daryl from ''Wrestling/WWEToughEnough'' was quite vocal about not being there to make friends. Apparently, he didn't make friends with the trainers, either; he was the first contestant to be cut from the show.
** But not before being called out by Wrestling/AlSnow for complaining under his breath when the contestants are asked to do something. When Al tells him that he doesn't take that crap from his ten-year-old son and he sure as hell won't take it from him, you knew his days were numbered.

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* Daryl from ''Wrestling/WWEToughEnough'' was quite vocal about not being there to make friends. Apparently, he didn't make friends with the trainers, either; he was the first contestant to be cut from the show.
** But not before being
show. He was called out by Wrestling/AlSnow for complaining under his breath when the contestants are asked to do something. When Al tells him that he doesn't take that crap from his ten-year-old son and he sure as hell won't take it from him, you knew his days were numbered.



* Lee on the U.S. version of ''Series/MasterChef''. "It's fantastic that Sharone is going into a pressure test. We're not going for popularity contest, and I'm not here to make friends."
** Averted in a big way in ''Masterchef Junior''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMV1PbH8fZc Season 2 pretty much spells it out.]]
* On ''Series/TheAmazingRace 2'' Wil said it when his ex-wife and partner (Tara) started flirting with another team. Though this is one of the few occasions where making friends actually lost them the race, as Tara ended up dragging another team into Final 3, and then losing a footrace to said team for the million dollars.

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* Lee on the U.S. version of ''Series/MasterChef''. "It's fantastic that Sharone is going into a pressure test. We're not going for popularity contest, and I'm not here to make friends."
**
" Averted in a big way in ''Masterchef Junior''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMV1PbH8fZc Season 2 pretty much spells it out.]]
* On ''Series/TheAmazingRace 2'' ''Series/TheAmazingRace'':
** In ''2''
Wil said it when his ex-wife and partner (Tara) started flirting with another team. Though this is one of the few occasions where making friends actually lost them the race, as Tara ended up dragging another team into Final 3, and then losing a footrace to said team for the million dollars.



** In the premiere of ''The Amazing Race 20'', yet another Rachel (of ''Series/BigBrother'' infamy) gives this line in her opening interview.
*** The same Rachel proceeded to do what she did in ''BigBrother''...that is [[{{Wangst}} cry like a baby]], insult everyone's gameplay, express desire to quit ''nearly every single leg of the race'' because it's "Too hard", yell at Brendon for antagonizing her (The latter of which isn't as unjustifiable given Brendon's personality!), then wonder why [[WhatAnIdiot everybody else can't stand her]].
*** However, watching her on The Amazing Race 24 (not three years after) wherein she acts much ''much'' different - to the level where one wonders if she secretly hasn't been replaced with her sister - who did ''not'' pull this trope.

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** In the premiere of ''The Amazing Race 20'', yet another Rachel (of ''Series/BigBrother'' infamy) gives this line in her opening interview.
***
interview. The same Rachel proceeded to do what she did in ''BigBrother''...that is [[{{Wangst}} cry like a baby]], insult everyone's gameplay, express desire to quit ''nearly every single leg of the race'' because it's "Too hard", yell at Brendon for antagonizing her (The latter of which isn't as unjustifiable given Brendon's personality!), then wonder why [[WhatAnIdiot everybody else can't stand her]].
***
her]]. However, watching her on The Amazing Race 24 (not three years after) wherein she acts much ''much'' different - to the level where one wonders if she secretly hasn't been replaced with her sister - who did ''not'' pull this trope.



* Aaron, a contestant on the UK Big Brother quoted this trope word for word. He certainly didn't make many friends (receiving the most nominations in the series outside of Marcus and Freddie/Halfwit), but went on to win the series!
** However, he didn't totally stay true to his word. He made a close friend in Mark, and found a romantic partner in Faye.
* Neda in ''Big Brother Canada 2'' says she is clearly not there to make friends and is there to play the game, even saying she will criticize peoples' fashion choices - meanwhile on the feeds, she's actually ''much'' nicer than that.
** Subversion in that Kenny gave viewers the impression that he would be the inversion, but he regularly badmouths everyone not in his alliance.

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* Aaron, a contestant on the UK Big Brother quoted this trope word for word. He certainly didn't make many friends (receiving the most nominations in the series outside of Marcus and Freddie/Halfwit), but went on to win the series!
** However, he didn't totally stay true to his word.
series. He made did make a close friend in Mark, and found a romantic partner in Faye.
* Neda in ''Big Brother Canada 2'' says she is clearly not there to make friends and is there to play the game, even saying she will criticize peoples' fashion choices - meanwhile on the feeds, she's actually ''much'' nicer than that. \n** Subversion in that Kenny gave viewers the impression that he would be the inversion, but he regularly badmouths everyone not in his alliance.



* Used verbatim by Abby in the first episode of ''WebVideo/StripSearch''. Amy's author biography on the show's website also claims that the "word on the street" is that she's not there to make friends either.
** The phrase is used rather often, by a variety of people, but always ironically, because they in fact ''are'' there to make friends.
* While several contestants on ''[[Series/RuPaulsDragRace RuPaul's Drag Race]]'' have had this attitude, Season 4's Lashauwn Beyond was immortalized with the line, "I'm not here to make best buddies, bitch! This is not [=RuPaul's=] ''best friend'' race!" The irony is that while Lashauwn was a total SassyBlackWoman with the other contestants, she would instantly turn into a ShrinkingViolet in front of [=RuPaul=], and was the second queen eliminated despite her impressive design skills.
** The use of this trope on ''Drag Race'' is an extreme case of RealityShowGenreBlindness. Contestants often become friends on this show and go on to work together afterwards, and these collaborative efforts are always well-received by fans. And since sisterhood and community are important themes on ''Drag Race'', queens with an "In it to win it" attitude are received poorly by the other contestants as well as viewers, meaning such a queen is only shooting herself in the foot.

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* Used verbatim by Abby in the first episode of ''WebVideo/StripSearch''. Amy's author biography on the show's website also claims that the "word on the street" is that she's not there to make friends either.
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either. The phrase is used rather often, by a variety of people, but always ironically, because they in fact ''are'' there to make friends.
* While several contestants on ''[[Series/RuPaulsDragRace RuPaul's Drag Race]]'' ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' have had this attitude, Season 4's Lashauwn Beyond was immortalized with the line, "I'm not here to make best buddies, bitch! This is not [=RuPaul's=] ''best friend'' race!" The irony is that while Lashauwn was a total SassyBlackWoman with the other contestants, she would instantly turn into a ShrinkingViolet in front of [=RuPaul=], and was the second queen eliminated despite her impressive design skills.
**
skills. The use of this trope on ''Drag Race'' is an extreme case of RealityShowGenreBlindness. Contestants often become friends on this show and go on to work together afterwards, and these collaborative efforts are always well-received by fans. And since sisterhood and community are important themes on ''Drag Race'', queens with an "In it to win it" attitude are received poorly by the other contestants as well as viewers, meaning such a queen is only shooting herself in the foot.



* Take a game online. ''Any'' game. You haven't seen as many people say "I'm not here to make friends" as you would have on say, a reality game show, but this is more or less the mentality of everyone online. They're not there to make friends - they're there to win. Suffice to say, [[{{GIFT}} it]] [[UnstoppableRage really]] [[InternetToughGuy really]] ''[[StopHavingFunGuys REALLY]]'' [[SmallNameBigEgo shows]], [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Big time]].

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* Take a game online. ''Any'' game. You haven't seen as many people say "I'm not here to make friends" as you would have on say, a reality game show, but this is more or less the mentality of everyone online. They're not there to make friends - they're there to win. Suffice to say, [[{{GIFT}} it]] [[UnstoppableRage really]] [[InternetToughGuy really]] ''[[StopHavingFunGuys REALLY]]'' [[SmallNameBigEgo shows]], [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Big time]].



* And in {{Sandbox}} areas... "I'm not here to make friends. I'm here to build." But this is often averted; since some Sandbox games like ''SecondLife'' happen to be all about the social aspect.
** Especially since if you're not there to make friends, good luck finding anyone to let you build on ''their'' land, server, area, whatever.

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* And in {{Sandbox}} areas... "I'm not here to make friends. I'm here to build." But this is often averted; since some Sandbox games like ''SecondLife'' happen to be all about the social aspect.
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aspect. Especially since if you're not there to make friends, good luck finding anyone to let you build on ''their'' land, server, area, whatever.



** In theory. In practice, it's pretty much full of StopHavingFunGuys and EntitledBastard players who RageQuit at the drop of a hat.



** {{TCG}}s. "I'm not here to make friends. I'm here to play cards."
*** And in the case of competitive gambling (eg {{poker}}), it's "I'm not here to make friends - I'm here for money." Normally, Slot tournaments avert this, because a lot of the time they're just there to advertise the casino in question and the people who're there are pretty much there to have fun anyways.

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** {{TCG}}s. "I'm not here to make friends. I'm here to play cards."
***
" And in the case of competitive gambling (eg {{poker}}), it's "I'm not here to make friends - I'm here for money." Normally, Slot tournaments avert this, because a lot of the time they're just there to advertise the casino in question and the people who're there are pretty much there to have fun anyways.
28th Jun '15 6:53:46 PM sgamer82
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---> '''Heather''': We're not here to make friends! We're here to become celebrities.

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---> --> '''Heather''': We're not here to make friends! We're here to become celebrities.
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