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5th Aug '16 7:54:48 PM 313Bluestreak
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** The ''VideoGame/SonicRivals'' series was all about this as 4 of the main characters - Sonic, Knuckles, Shadow, and Silver - fight each other in order to confront Eggman first [[spoiler:who turns out to be Eggman Nega later on.]]

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** The ''VideoGame/SonicRivals'' series was all about this as is full of this. In the first game, 4 of the main characters - Sonic, Knuckles, Shadow, and Silver - fight each other in order to confront Eggman first [[spoiler:who turns out to be Eggman Nega later on.]]]] The second game has the same 4 characters fight again, this time with a companion on their side (Tails, Rouge, Metal Sonic, and Espio respectively). Even Team Dark members Shadow and Rouge fought each other.
31st Jul '16 8:40:46 PM kome360
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** ''VideoGame/Doom2016'': Demons don't usually infight in the campaign due to the sheer TheDreaded status of Doomguy; infighting means Doomguy murders them all, period. But he can still walk in on a gang of imps and their zombie thralls trying to take down a Baron of Hell.
*** Speaking of zombie thralls, the regular demons don't give a ^&*(.
31st Jul '16 8:40:07 PM kome360
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*** Speaking of zombie thralls, the regular demons don't give a ^&*(.
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** ''VideoGame/Doom2016'': Demons don't usually infight in the campaign due to the sheer TheDreaded status of Doomguy; infighting means Doomguy murders them all, period. But he can still walk in on a gang of imps and their zombie thralls trying to take down a Baron of Hell.
29th Jul '16 8:47:11 AM HighCrate
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* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', this is the [[TheEmpire Tainted Coil's]] most effective strategy. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Emperor]] [[BigBad Doviculus]] appears to be especially good at it.

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* %%* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', this is the [[TheEmpire Tainted Coil's]] most effective strategy. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Emperor]] Emperor [[BigBad Doviculus]] appears to be especially good at it.
25th Jul '16 3:42:25 PM merotoker
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* An inverted example in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', when [[spoiler:a pair of bounty hunters after Vash the Stampede mistake one another for Vash, because of the wildly varying descriptions of him that are floating around.]] All within sight of Vash.

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* An inverted example in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', when [[spoiler:a pair of bounty hunters after Vash the Stampede mistake one another for Vash, because of the wildly varying descriptions of him that are floating around.]] around]]. All within sight of Vash.



* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, MutekiKanbanMusume show us the kind of person who would use this trope: Megumi is TheBully / SchoolYardBullyAllGrownUp / TheRival for Miki, and her personal definition of ''a friend'' is: ''Someone whom Megumi can manipulate to beat Miki''. Just after Megumi hears Miki describing to his mother a powerful enemy at the Endou house, while being punished for constantly CarryingACake:

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* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, MutekiKanbanMusume ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' show us the kind of person who would use this trope: Megumi is TheBully / SchoolYardBullyAllGrownUp / TheRival for Miki, and her personal definition of ''a friend'' is: ''Someone whom Megumi can manipulate to beat Miki''. Just after Megumi hears Miki describing to his mother a powerful enemy at the Endou house, while being punished for constantly CarryingACake:



** This is the basics of Yukumi Hisako's Agitate Halation plan: manipulate ''every'' hero into fighting each other until she has [[{{Ubermensch}} created a world without heroes]]. To do this, [[spoiler: she creates a signal that gives anybody with heroic tendencies an uncontrollable urge to protect a little girl named Fremea Seivelun. Unfortunately, these people then perceive everybody else as a threat to her and attack them.]]

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** This is the basics of Yukumi Hisako's Agitate Halation plan: manipulate ''every'' hero into fighting each other until she has [[{{Ubermensch}} created a world without heroes]]. To do this, [[spoiler: she creates a signal that gives anybody with heroic tendencies an uncontrollable urge to protect a little girl named Fremea Seivelun. Unfortunately, these people then perceive everybody else as a threat to her and attack them.]]them]].



* Hinted to have happened in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', while it's not overt, it's implied that the government was hoping that the terrorists that took over the Turin nuclear plant and the politically-dangerous Section 2 (an agency that uses {{Child Soldier}}s) would take each other out. [[spoiler: There were enough Section 2 survivors left that the government just said 'screw it' and declared ''them'' terrorists, arresting them all.]]

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* Hinted to have happened in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', while it's not overt, it's implied that the government was hoping that the terrorists that took over the Turin nuclear plant and the politically-dangerous Section 2 (an agency that uses {{Child Soldier}}s) ChildSoldiers) would take each other out. [[spoiler: There were enough Section 2 survivors left that the government just said 'screw it' and declared ''them'' terrorists, arresting them all.]]



* Namor the Comicbook/SubMariner decided to take revenge on the surface world, starting with the city of New York. The Human Torch arrived to stop him [[UrExample and the Marvel Universe was born.]] They later teamed up with Captain America when it was revealed the Axis was the true enemy, a plot Marvel still homages to this day.
** The original Avenger team was actually created that way: their members met when Loki attempted to trick [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]] and [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] into fighting each other and accidentally brought Comicbook/IronMan, ComicBook/AntMan and Comicbook/TheWasp into the fight as well. Thor ended up finding out the truth, and the five heroes, after defeating Loki, decided to keep teaming up together.
* The Creator/DCComics series ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' once [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on the trope with novice a crime fighter who was styling herself as the new ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}. Using her teleporting powers she had been watching the heroes for a long time and knew not only that they were good guys, but also their names, secret identities and powers, and when they set up an ambush one evening to try and find out who has been masquerading as Batgirl (Something Oracle, the ''original'' Batgirl, does not take lightly) she could not have been happier. As they are fighting [[CasualDangerDialogue she happily converses with all the participants]] and explains that after they are done fighting they can all be good friends and teammates, because she had gained the impression that fighting at the first meeting was the traditional thing to do.
* Discussed in an issue of ''TheFlash'' where he and the Pied Piper almost come to blows while investigating the murders of some homeless people.

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* Namor the Comicbook/SubMariner decided to take revenge on the surface world, starting with the city of New York. The Human Torch arrived to stop him [[UrExample and the Marvel Universe was born.]] They later teamed up with Captain America Comicbook/CaptainAmerica when it was revealed the Axis was the true enemy, a plot Marvel still homages to this day.
** * The original Avenger [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] team was actually created that way: their members met when Loki attempted to trick [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]] and [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] into fighting each other and accidentally brought Comicbook/IronMan, ComicBook/AntMan and Comicbook/TheWasp into the fight as well. Thor ended up finding out the truth, and the five heroes, after defeating Loki, decided to keep teaming up together.
* The Creator/DCComics series ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' once [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on the trope with a novice a crime fighter who was styling herself as the new ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}. Using her teleporting powers she had been watching the heroes for a long time and knew not only that they were good guys, but also their names, secret identities and powers, and when they set up an ambush one evening to try and find out who has been masquerading as Batgirl (Something Oracle, the ''original'' Batgirl, does not take lightly) she could not have been happier. As they are fighting [[CasualDangerDialogue she happily converses with all the participants]] and explains that after they are done fighting they can all be good friends and teammates, because she had gained the impression that fighting at the first meeting was the traditional thing to do.
* Discussed in an issue of ''TheFlash'' ''Franchise/TheFlash'' where he and the Pied Piper almost come to blows while investigating the murders of some homeless people.



* Rift does this in ''[[MilestoneComics World's Collide]]'' to Franchise/{{Superman}} and Icon, [[LampshadeHanging stating that the two similar characters had to fight because that's what they're supposed to do]]. They play along and pull their punches. Rift is GenreSavvy enough to realize this and forces them into real NoHoldsBarredBeatdown when he states the loser's universe would be destroyed.
* The first meeting between Comicbook/TheAvengers and Comicbook/SquadronSupreme {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d this way back in [[OlderThanTheyThink 1971]], with [[Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} Goliath]] stating that it felt weird to meet another team of superheroes they didn't immediately have to start fighting.

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* Rift does this in ''[[MilestoneComics ''[[Creator/MilestoneComics World's Collide]]'' to Franchise/{{Superman}} and Icon, [[LampshadeHanging stating that the two similar characters had to fight because that's what they're supposed to do]]. They play along and pull their punches. Rift is GenreSavvy enough to realize this and forces them into real NoHoldsBarredBeatdown when he states the loser's universe would be destroyed.
* The first meeting between Comicbook/TheAvengers and Comicbook/SquadronSupreme {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this way back in [[OlderThanTheyThink 1971]], with [[Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} Goliath]] stating that it felt weird to meet another team of superheroes they didn't immediately have to start fighting.



* In the first ''Franchise/SpiderMan[=/=]Franchise/{{Batman}}'', it's {{averted|Trope}} in that Spider-Man turns out of be a huge Bat-fanboy, winning Batman over with ''sheer persistence''; the only resemblance of a fight was a punch by Batman and a Judo Throw by Spidey. By the second crossover, they basically shake hands and agree to team, with Spider-Man pointing out to a resistant Batman that they went through all of this the first time; they could either waste time fighting between themselves and approaching the case from different angles, or they could pool their resources from the start and work together. After a moment, Batman conceded the point.
** A humorous scene from this very same team up showcased Batman's true feelings on it. When they were both in the Batmobile and Spidey was riffing on something or another about how cool the car was, Batman grumbled that he now understood why Superman worked alone.

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* In the first ''Franchise/SpiderMan[=/=]Franchise/{{Batman}}'', it's {{averted|Trope}} in that Spider-Man turns out of be a huge Bat-fanboy, winning Batman over with ''sheer persistence''; the only resemblance of a fight was a punch by Batman and a Judo Throw by Spidey. By the second crossover, they basically shake hands and agree to team, with Spider-Man pointing out to a resistant Batman that they went through all of this the first time; they could either waste time fighting between themselves and approaching the case from different angles, or they could pool their resources from the start and work together. After a moment, Batman conceded the point.
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point. A humorous scene from this very same team up showcased Batman's true feelings on it. When they were both in the Batmobile and Spidey was riffing on something or another about how cool the car was, Batman grumbled that he now understood why Superman worked alone.



* ''Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand'' has an amusing aversion. Bane manipulates several of the various Gotham gangs into thinking Two-Face has murdered several of their compatriots. Two of the gangs, the Street Demonz and the Eightballs, run into each other while out for revenge and ''immediately'' team up to stage an assault on Two-Face's headquarters. No argument, no tension, no Mexican Standoff, no nothing. Apparently, ''common street gangs'' are better at teamwork than most crime fighters in the DCU.

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* ''Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand'' has an amusing aversion. Bane Comicbook/{{Bane}} manipulates several of the various Gotham gangs into thinking Two-Face Comicbook/TwoFace has murdered several of their compatriots. Two of the gangs, the Street Demonz and the Eightballs, run into each other while out for revenge and ''immediately'' team up to stage an assault on Two-Face's headquarters. No argument, no tension, no Mexican Standoff, no nothing. Apparently, ''common street gangs'' are better at teamwork than most crime fighters in the DCU.



-->'''Aztek:''' Good, well, now that we've passed the predictable fight superheroes are obliged to have when they first meet and established the fact that I'm ''not'' a villain, maybe we can down to business here. Friends?\\

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-->'''Aztek:''' Good, well, now that we've passed the predictable fight superheroes are obliged to have when they first meet and established the fact that I'm ''not'' a villain, maybe we can get down to business here. Friends?\\



* During John Byrne's run on Franchise/{{Superman}}, Darkseid tried to use illusions to convince Superman that he was battling his minion Amazing Grace and Franchise/WonderWoman that she was fighting Kalibak, when in reality Superman and Wonder Woman were fighting each other. Subverted in that the two heroes saw through the deception almost immediately and staged a mock battle, fighting their way toward Darkseid's throne room. As Superman reminded Darkseid, "We may be mere mortals, but we're not stupid!"

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* During John Byrne's Creator/JohnByrne's run on Franchise/{{Superman}}, Darkseid Comicbook/{{Darkseid}} tried to use illusions to convince Superman that he was battling his minion Amazing Grace and Franchise/WonderWoman that she was fighting Kalibak, when in reality Superman and Wonder Woman were fighting each other. Subverted in that the two heroes saw through the deception almost immediately and staged a mock battle, fighting their way toward Darkseid's throne room. As Superman reminded Darkseid, "We may be mere mortals, but we're not stupid!"



* Averted in the "Shades of Green" arc from ''Comicbook/UsagiYojimbo''. A wizard summons the [[Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]] to the past to help Usagi and Jen defend his village from evil ninjas. The turtles take defensive positions and are about to attack Usagi and Jen when Leonardo (who met Usagi in an earlier story) says, "Wait a minute, I recognize that guy!" He and Usagi exchange pleasantries and Leo's brothers decide that if he trusts Usagi they will trust him as well.

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* Averted in the "Shades of Green" arc from ''Comicbook/UsagiYojimbo''. A wizard summons the [[Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Teenage Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]] Turtles|Mirage}} to the past to help Usagi and Jen defend his village from evil ninjas. The turtles take defensive positions and are about to attack Usagi and Jen when Leonardo (who met Usagi in an earlier story) says, "Wait a minute, I recognize that guy!" He and Usagi exchange pleasantries and Leo's brothers decide that if he trusts Usagi they will trust him as well.



* In the film adaptation of ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'', the villains try to get the two world superpowers, the U.S. and Russia, to destroy each other.

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* In the film adaptation of ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'', the villains try to get the two world superpowers, the U.S. and Russia, to destroy each other.



* ''Film/JurassicWorld'': Is an I-rex threatening you and your family? No problem. Just [[spoiler: [[WhamLine open Paddock 9]] and let [[TyrannosaurusRex Rexy]] handle it. Bonus points if you can get a semi-trained [[RaptorAttack Velociraptor]] and a [[SeaMonster Mosasaurus]] to lend a hand.]]

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* ''Film/JurassicWorld'': Is an I-rex threatening you and your family? No problem. Just [[spoiler: [[WhamLine open Paddock 9]] and let [[TyrannosaurusRex Rexy]] handle it. Bonus points if you can get a semi-trained [[RaptorAttack Velociraptor]] and a [[SeaMonster Mosasaurus]] to lend a hand.]]hand]].



* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/AmericanGods'', where it's a key plot point. An example of an old, named scam mentioned to Shadow by Mr. Wednesday, "Let's You and Him Fight" turns out to be [[spoiler: the EvilPlan Odin and Loki have been working on together. The plan was to goad the home-grown modern gods into fighting the immigrant gods to the death, so both Odin and Loki could feed off ensuing battle.]]

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* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/AmericanGods'', where it's a key plot point. An example of an old, named scam mentioned to Shadow by Mr. Wednesday, "Let's You and Him Fight" turns out to be [[spoiler: the EvilPlan Odin and Loki have been working on together. The plan was to goad the home-grown modern gods into fighting the immigrant gods to the death, so both Odin and Loki could feed off ensuing battle.]]battle]].



* Much of Simon R. Green's ''Guard Against Dishonor'' is set up so as to get that series' married-cop protagonists, [[BattleCouple Hawk and Fisher]], to fight one another, as the bad guys implicate Fisher in police corruption while alleging Hawk has gone rogue and is killing innocent people. When they finally meet, [[spoiler: it's subverted, because they both care about each other more than about their duty as cops, so wouldn't have attacked each other even if the allegations had been true.]]

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* Much of Simon R. Green's ''Guard Against Dishonor'' is set up so as to get that series' married-cop protagonists, [[BattleCouple Hawk and Fisher]], to fight one another, as the bad guys implicate Fisher in police corruption while alleging Hawk has gone rogue and is killing innocent people. When they finally meet, [[spoiler: it's subverted, because they both care about each other more than about their duty as cops, so wouldn't have attacked each other even if the allegations had been true.]]true]].



** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' brings the trope back to its early roots, with the protagonist fighting every other Rider at least once, mainly because they're the ones attacking him (though some of them are outright villains). A good example of it being played straight is near the final episodes, where [[spoiler:his best friend is manipulated by the MadScientist to fight him and get him out of the way for him to dissect the girl [[LoveTriangle they both like]].]]

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** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' brings the trope back to its early roots, with the protagonist fighting every other Rider at least once, mainly because they're the ones attacking him (though some of them are outright villains). A good example of it being played straight is near the final episodes, where [[spoiler:his best friend is manipulated by the MadScientist to fight him and get him out of the way for him to dissect the girl [[LoveTriangle they both like]].]]like]]]].



* Series/TheFlash2014: [[spoiler:The Arrow and The Flash get into a fight after the latter has been infected with the HatePlague that ends with a draw.]]

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* Series/TheFlash2014: ''Series/TheFlash2014'': [[spoiler:The Arrow and The Flash get into a fight after the latter has been infected with the HatePlague that ends with a draw.]]draw]].



* The song, "The Ultimate Showdown" by Music/LemonDemon takes this trope [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reEbYSXXRuk]]

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* The song, "The Ultimate Showdown" by Music/LemonDemon takes this trope [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven]].UpToEleven. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reEbYSXXRuk]]



* An early ''{{Garfield}}'' strip had the cat manipulating Jon, Lyman and Odie into a BigBallOfViolence-type brawl [[ItAmusedMe simply because he was bored]].

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* An early ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip had the cat manipulating Jon, Lyman and Odie into a BigBallOfViolence-type brawl [[ItAmusedMe simply because he was bored]].



** Also, an impending fight between ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and Zero has been hinted upon ever since X2. (Though in a non-canon process just before the final battle in that case.) It was again touched upon in X4 before finally taking place in X5, and by extension, both X6. (And not ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 1'' and ''3'', since [[spoiler:that's a copy.]])

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** Also, an impending fight between ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and Zero has been hinted upon ever since X2. (Though in a non-canon process just before the final battle in that case.) It was again touched upon in X4 before finally taking place in X5, and by extension, both X6. (And not ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 1'' and ''3'', since [[spoiler:that's a copy.]])copy]].)



** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', Roxas is tasked to defeat a "[[BossBattle giant heartless]]" in Halloween Town - said Heartless [[spoiler:happens to be Xion, who attacks him because she is under the impression that he is ''her'' target. Their missions were rigged by the Organization so that one of them could assimilate the other.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', Roxas is tasked to defeat a "[[BossBattle giant heartless]]" in Halloween Town - said Heartless [[spoiler:happens to be Xion, who attacks him because she is under the impression that he is ''her'' target. Their missions were rigged by the Organization so that one of them could assimilate the other.]]other]].



** In the Subspace Emissary, Mario and Pit fight Link and Yoshi when one team finds the other standing over the dissolving fake trophy of either Zelda or Peach. Which team finds which depends on the player's actions. In both cases, the misunderstanding is eventually cleaned up and they join forces. This is one of several such misunderstandings that occur throughout the Subspace Emissary, most of which involving Meta Knight (i.e., Marth, Lucario, almost with Snake). There's almost one between Fox and Sheik, but it is [[DefiedTrope broken up]] by [[TheChick Peach]]. ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny With tea]].''
** The use of this strategy by a player, during a multiplayer match, is the bane of StopHavingFunGuys everywhere.
* In ''MortalKombat vs [[TheDCU DC Universe]]'''s story mode, there wouldn't ''be'' a story without this. Only when ready to battle Dark Khan does everyone realize the obvious. And when he does appear, he infects absolutely everyone with the [[HatePlague Kombat]] [[UnstoppableRage Rage]] to keep it going until Franchise/{{Superman}} and Raiden are the only ones remaining.

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** In the Subspace Emissary, Mario and Pit fight Link and Yoshi when one team finds the other standing over the dissolving fake trophy of either Zelda or Peach. Which team finds which depends on the player's actions. In both cases, the misunderstanding is eventually cleaned up and they join forces. This is one of several such misunderstandings that occur throughout the Subspace Emissary, most of which involving Meta Knight (i.e., Marth, Lucario, almost with Snake). There's almost one between Fox and Sheik, but it is [[DefiedTrope broken up]] by [[TheChick Peach]]. ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny With tea]].''
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'' The use of this strategy by a player, during a multiplayer match, is the bane of StopHavingFunGuys everywhere.
* In ''MortalKombat ''Franchise/MortalKombat vs [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]]'''s story mode, there wouldn't ''be'' a story without this. Only when ready to battle Dark Khan does everyone realize the obvious. And when he does appear, he infects absolutely everyone with the [[HatePlague Kombat]] [[UnstoppableRage Rage]] to keep it going until Franchise/{{Superman}} and Raiden are the only ones remaining.



** In ''Imperishable Night'', the 4th stage boss is either [[MainCharacter Reimu or Marisa]], wo attack your party for causing the titular imperishable night. In truth, the team you pick ''did'' do this, but only because of the ''real'' incident: the corrupted moon, and are trying to buy time. Not that Reimu and Marisa are willing to ''listen'' to that reasoning, though. In fact, they are either oblivious to the moon problem, or immediately blame ''you'' for the moon problem, once you bring it up.

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** In ''Imperishable Night'', the 4th stage boss is either [[MainCharacter [[TheProtagonist Reimu or Marisa]], wo who attack your party for causing the titular imperishable night. In truth, the team you pick ''did'' do this, but only because of the ''real'' incident: the corrupted moon, and are trying to buy time. Not that Reimu and Marisa are willing to ''listen'' to that reasoning, though. In fact, they are either oblivious to the moon problem, or immediately blame ''you'' for the moon problem, once you bring it up.



** In Knuckles' very first appearance, in ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic The Hedgehog 3]]'', he fights Sonic because he thought that Sonic meant to steal the Master Emerald. Then after he has been established as a character, Robotnik tricks him into fighting Sonic again in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' and ''[[RuleOfThree again]]'' in ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Advance|Trilogy}} 2''

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** In Knuckles' very first appearance, in ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic The Hedgehog 3]]'', he fights Sonic because he thought that Sonic meant to steal the Master Emerald. Then after he has been established as a character, Robotnik tricks him into fighting Sonic again in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' and ''[[RuleOfThree again]]'' in ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Advance|Trilogy}} 2''2''.



** ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'' subverted this a bit, [[spoiler:Sonic and Blaze fight each other over who would fight Eggman (or Nega), even though they both know near the end that both are good guys (in fact, Blaze knows that Sonic is a good guy from the near start, but she felt that it was her responsibility to stop the Eggmans and refused to let anyone else intervene)]]

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** ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'' subverted this a bit, bit; [[spoiler:Sonic and Blaze fight each other over who would fight Eggman (or Nega), even though they both know near the end that both are good guys (in fact, Blaze knows that Sonic is a good guy from the near start, but she felt that it was her responsibility to stop the Eggmans and refused to let anyone else intervene)]]intervene)]].



* ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' has you [[spoiler:attempting to foil an assassination plot planned on a Taiwanese president. You're given information saying that one [[ThatOneBoss Omen Deng]] is the one planning the hit. Cue giant battle to take the plaza nearby the president's press conference. Ending with you and Omen (possibly) talking. Seems he received info that You were the assassin. just as you'd received the same. Cue OhCrap! ]]

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* ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' has you [[spoiler:attempting to foil an assassination plot planned on a Taiwanese president. You're given information saying that one [[ThatOneBoss Omen Deng]] is the one planning the hit. Cue giant battle to take the plaza nearby the president's press conference. Ending with you and Omen (possibly) talking. Seems he received info that You were the assassin. just as you'd received the same. Cue OhCrap! ]]OhCrap]]



* Near the end of ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'', [[spoiler:Professor Layton takes over the role of prosecutor and goes up against Phoenix in court. Of course, he doesn't really believe your client is guilty, but just wants to make sure you can really get to the truth. Also, he becomes prosecutor at a point when you need the existing prosecutor to testify, so that helps too.]]
* Happens three times in the ''[[Franchise/SpyroTheDragon Legend of Spyro]]'' trilogy. The first two times, the present villain tries getting Cynder to fight Spyro, the first time, they pretend to fight for the crowd. The second time they try this again so Cynder can take out Gaul's staff but [[spoiler: Gaul sees it coming and knocks her out when she tries]]. The last time it's for real when [[spoiler: Malefor takes over Cynder's mind and makes her attack Spyro.]]

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* Near the end of ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'', [[spoiler:Professor Layton takes over the role of prosecutor and goes up against Phoenix in court. Of course, he doesn't really believe your client is guilty, but just wants to make sure you can really get to the truth. Also, he becomes prosecutor at a point when you need the existing prosecutor to testify, so that helps too.]]
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* Happens three times in the ''[[Franchise/SpyroTheDragon Legend of Spyro]]'' trilogy. The first two times, the present villain tries getting Cynder to fight Spyro, the first time, they pretend to fight for the crowd. The second time they try this again so Cynder can take out Gaul's staff but [[spoiler: Gaul sees it coming and knocks her out when she tries]]. The last time it's for real when [[spoiler: Malefor takes over Cynder's mind and makes her attack Spyro.]]Spyro]].



* Monster infighting is often used by players in ''Doom''.
* The Sith Warrior can do this in an early mission in Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic. The player is sent to protect a package his master is receiving. Two gangs appear, intending to steal it, but it turns out they hate each other. They actually discuss working together to defeat the Sith/Imperial forces guarding the package, but a few clever words from the player will set them at each other's throats; they wipe each other out completely in a cutscene.

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* Monster infighting is often used by players in ''Doom''.
''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''.
* The Sith Warrior can do this in an early mission in Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic.''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''. The player is sent to protect a package his master is receiving. Two gangs appear, intending to steal it, but it turns out they hate each other. They actually discuss working together to defeat the Sith/Imperial forces guarding the package, but a few clever words from the player will set them at each other's throats; they wipe each other out completely in a cutscene.



* ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' [[http://arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0570.htm here]], partly for the pun and [[spoiler:partly as part of a quick little {{plan}} by Morgan]].

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* ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' ''WebComic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' [[http://arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0570.htm here]], partly for the pun and [[spoiler:partly as part of a quick little {{plan}} by Morgan]].



* ''{{Magellan}}'' has an impressive aversion: [[spoiler: a team from the future (and thus, unknown in the present) was attacked three times by other heroes in quick succession. The latter two they quickly resolved with diplomacy, and the first was a very short fight.]]
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' this happens between Berk and Torg during the [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/990112 K'Z'K storyline]], since Berk thinks Torg is the one who summons [[DemonicInvaders the demon K'Z'K into the world]] and Torg just thinks Berk is a nut with a shotgun.
* Played [[http://superredundant.com/?p=543 painfully straight]] in ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes''

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* ''{{Magellan}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Magellan}}'' has an impressive aversion: [[spoiler: a team from the future (and thus, unknown in the present) was attacked three times by other heroes in quick succession. The latter two they quickly resolved with diplomacy, and the first was a very short fight.]]
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' this happens between Berk and Torg during the [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/990112 K'Z'K storyline]], since Berk thinks Torg is the one who summons [[DemonicInvaders [[TheLegionsOfHell the demon K'Z'K into the world]] and Torg just thinks Berk is a nut with a shotgun.
* Played [[http://superredundant.com/?p=543 painfully straight]] in ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes''''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes''.



* Webcomic/{{Energize}} vs the Heroes Unite Initiative in Energize:Hunted.[[spoiler:As a result of both the HU Commander and Nemesis [[GambitPileup pursuing their own separate agendas]].]]

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* Webcomic/{{Energize}} vs the Heroes Unite Initiative in Energize:Hunted.Energize: Hunted.[[spoiler:As a result of both the HU Commander and Nemesis [[GambitPileup pursuing their own separate agendas]].]]



** In the WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries and WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries crossover, there is a scene where Superman meets Batman for the first time while he is in the process of crossing two lines: a) Don't threaten and/or beat up the mooks any more than is necessary and b) Don't do it on Superman's turf. Supes tries to get Batman to stand down. Batman throws Superman across the room. A second later, Superman has him pinned to the wall, commenting that he had heard he was crazy, but "I didn't think you were ''stupid''." Then Batman gets out the Kryptonite...

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** In the WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' and WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' crossover, there is a scene where Superman meets Batman for the first time while he is in the process of crossing two lines: a) Don't threaten and/or beat up the mooks any more than is necessary and b) Don't do it on Superman's turf. Supes tries to get Batman to stand down. Batman throws Superman across the room. A second later, Superman has him pinned to the wall, commenting that he had heard he was crazy, but "I didn't think you were ''stupid''." Then Batman gets out the Kryptonite...



*** ...in response to Superman using his X-Ray vision to discover who he is. All of this builds up to the end of the episode, which reveals the real reason for Batman's attack when (after Batman takes the time to warn him that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is after him with a buttload more Kryptonite and departs) Superman finally gets a moment to himself in his apartment in his secret identity as Clark Kent, discovers a tracking device hidden on his cape, and looks out the window to see Batman, several blocks down, watching him through a pair of binoculars.
** The same episode has the villains' sidekicks, Mercy Graves and Harley Quinn, fighting in a FunnyBackgroundEvent during a meeting between Lex Luthor and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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*** ...in response to Superman using his X-Ray vision to discover who he is. All of this builds up to the end of the episode, which reveals the real reason for Batman's attack when (after Batman takes the time to warn him that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is after him with a buttload more Kryptonite and departs) Superman finally gets a moment to himself in his apartment in his secret identity as Clark Kent, discovers a tracking device hidden on his cape, and looks out the window to see Batman, several blocks down, watching him through a pair of binoculars.
** The same episode has the villains' sidekicks, Mercy Graves and Harley Quinn, fighting in a FunnyBackgroundEvent during a meeting between Lex Luthor and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' has Leonardo and Raphael getting into this in episodes like "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S1E2ABetterMousetrap A Better Mousetrap]]" and [[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S2E14CityAtWarPart1 City at War]]".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' has Leonardo and Raphael getting into this in episodes like "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S1E2ABetterMousetrap A Better Mousetrap]]" and [[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S2E14CityAtWarPart1 "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S2E14CityAtWarPart1 City at War]]".



** On the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "French Rarebit", Bugs is being pursued by two competing French chefs who each want him for the special of the day. Bugs tricks them into fighting each other so that he can get away.

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** On In the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "French Rarebit", Bugs is being pursued by two competing French chefs who each want him for the special of the day. Bugs tricks them into fighting each other so that he can get away.



* Some old-school American conservatives - Pat Buchanan most notably - have argued in recent years that the United States should have done the passive version of this trope during WorldWarII, staying out of the war entirely and letting [[EvilVersusEvil Nazi Germany and Communist Russia annihilate each other]]. On the other hand, Harry Truman argued that the U.S. should enter the war on the side of which of the two combatants was the weaker in order to neutralize the greater threat. Winston Churchill, meanwhile, asserted that the Nazis were definitely the biggest threat and that the Allies should [[EnemyMine team up with whoever opposed the Nazis, even if it was the Devil himself]].

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* Some old-school American conservatives - Pat Buchanan most notably - have argued in recent years that the United States should have done the passive version of this trope during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, staying out of the war entirely and letting [[EvilVersusEvil Nazi Germany and Communist Russia annihilate each other]]. On the other hand, Harry Truman UsefulNotes/HarryTruman argued that the U.S. should enter the war on the side of which of the two combatants was the weaker in order to neutralize the greater threat. Winston Churchill, UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, meanwhile, asserted that the Nazis were definitely the biggest threat and that the Allies should [[EnemyMine team up with whoever opposed the Nazis, even if it was the Devil himself]].
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': Helmut Zemo pretty much set up Captain America and Iron Man to duke it out in the Siberian base where he waited for them.
21st Jul '16 8:38:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** Later attempted when Sun Quan later offers Cao Cao a birthday present of [[spoiler:Guan Yu's severed head]] with a deferential proclamation that he'd followed Cao Cao's instructions, intending for Liu Bei's wrath would turn from Sun Quan's state of Eastern Wu towards Cao Cao's state of Wei -- but Cao Cao [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy sees right through it]] and [[spoiler:[[DueToTheDead orders the head buried with a body carved from fragrant wood and a noble's honors]], complete with a heartfelt eulogy]].

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** Later attempted when Sun Quan later offers Cao Cao a birthday present of [[spoiler:Guan Yu's severed head]] with a deferential proclamation that he'd followed Cao Cao's instructions, intending for Liu Bei's wrath would turn from Sun Quan's state of Eastern Wu towards Cao Cao's state of Wei -- but Cao Cao [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy sees right through it]] it and [[spoiler:[[DueToTheDead orders the head buried with a body carved from fragrant wood and a noble's honors]], complete with a heartfelt eulogy]].
4th Jul '16 11:22:42 AM nombretomado
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* Has happened a few times in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', usually when the heroes have never met before (or at least, one doesn't recognize the other due to a MidSeasonUpgrade). The most blatant one, which has no such justification, comes when the Toa Hagah show up and say "Sorry, but, uh, we kind of have to cause some MonumentalDamage to complete our mission.", to which the Toa Mahri say ''"Aw [[PardonMyKlingon Karzahni]] no!"'' and they fight. After it breaks up, they lampshade that they're idiots for not even ''trying'' to come up with a less destructive plan for the Hagah to follow.

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* Has happened a few times in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', usually when the heroes have never met before (or at least, one doesn't recognize the other due to a MidSeasonUpgrade). The most blatant one, which has no such justification, comes when the Toa Hagah show up and say "Sorry, but, uh, we kind of have to cause some MonumentalDamage to complete our mission.", to which the Toa Mahri say ''"Aw [[PardonMyKlingon Karzahni]] no!"'' and they fight. After it breaks up, they lampshade that they're idiots for not even ''trying'' to come up with a less destructive plan for the Hagah to follow.
2nd May '16 1:09:27 PM Mitis
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* During ''FanFic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness'', Suika Ibuki accuses Coop--and Megas by extension--of stealing her prized sake gourd. Not knowing who she was or what she was talking about, Coop denies it and rebuffs Alice when she tries to warn him that it wasn't an ordinary little girl he was dealing with. This prompts Suika to super-size herself and punch Megas away from her, followed by her reciting the trope name almost word for word:



* ''Fanfic/GodSlayingBladeWorks'': Shirou Emiya kills the evil god Angra Mainyu and gains his powers in the process. Perseus senses Angra's energy within him and attacks, thinking Shirou actually is Angra. Shirou is forced to kill him in self-defense, and Perseus realizes his mistake in his last moments.



* During ''FanFic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness'', Suika Ibuki accuses Coop--and Megas by extension--of stealing her prized sake gourd. Not knowing who she was or what she was talking about, Coop denies it and rebuffs Alice when she tries to warn him that it wasn't an ordinary little girl he was dealing with. This prompts Suika to super-size herself and punch Megas away from her, followed by her reciting the trope name almost word for word:



* As expected of a [[SuperFic superhero]] FusionFic, the ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva'' series has several examples (examples: She-Hulk vs. Spirit in ''Fanfic/SOEEmeraldFury'' and Power Girl vs. Wonder Girl in ''Fanfic/SOE2AmazingAmazon'').
* In ''Fanfic/GodSlayingBladeWorks'', Shirou Emiya kills the evil god Angra Mainyu and gains his powers in the process. Perseus senses Angra's energy within him and attacks, thinking Shirou actually is Angra. Shirou is forced to kill him in self-defense, and Perseus realizes his mistake in his last moments.

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* ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva'': As expected of a [[SuperFic superhero]] FusionFic, the ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva'' series has several examples (examples: She-Hulk vs. Spirit in ''Fanfic/SOEEmeraldFury'' and Power Girl vs. Wonder Girl in ''Fanfic/SOE2AmazingAmazon'').
* In ''Fanfic/GodSlayingBladeWorks'', Shirou Emiya kills ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': Invoked by Cross and Soundbite to get the evil god Angra Mainyu Unluckies that are pursuing them in Jaya off their backs. Soundbite goads [[ColdSniper Van Augur]] to start shooting at Ms. Friday, and gains when that doesn't stop Mr. 13, Cross finds Bellamy and insults him to his powers in face to spring him right at him, [[DeadlyDodging and by extension, Mr. 13.]]
--> '''Cross''': Excuse me, is it true that Doflamingo's spring-heeled ''dickweasel'' can be found here, or is this
the process. Perseus senses Angra's energy within him and attacks, thinking Shirou actually is Angra. Shirou is forced to kill him in self-defense, and Perseus realizes his mistake in his last moments.wrong bar?
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