History Main / OddFriendship

19th Mar '17 7:03:01 AM ShorinBJ
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** Ronon and [=McKay=].. At least they are somewhat friends.. They seem to get along well for being opposites.
** Might as well point out [=McKay=]/Sheppard. They spend an unusual amount of free time together despite the military-vs-scientist divide. They played that game-that-wasn't-really-a-game, they race RC cars down hallways in isolated parts of the city, and Sheppard was the only person [=McKay=] told that he intended to propose to Katie Brown. In "The Shrine," [=McKay=] wakes up terrified of completely forgetting himself and immediately runs to find Sheppard.

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** Ronon and [=McKay=].. [=McKay=]. At least they are somewhat friends.. friends....They seem to get along well for being opposites.
** Might as well point out [=McKay=]/Sheppard. They spend an unusual amount of free time together despite the military-vs-scientist divide. They played that game-that-wasn't-really-a-game, they race RC cars down hallways in isolated parts of the city, and Sheppard was the only person [=McKay=] told that he intended to propose to Katie Brown. In "The Shrine," [=McKay=] wakes up terrified of completely forgetting himself and immediately runs to find Sheppard. Then there's the running joke about them taking turns saving each other's lives. What isn't a joke is that each will walk through fire to get the other out of a jam.



** But they have had their problems like Matt's mom macking on Tyler. Or getting interested in the same girl later.



** The dynamic is seen again in {{Spinoff}} ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', between Riley and Maya. Riley is sunny and optimistic, while Maya is sarcastic and cynical, but they're inseparable.



* From ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Sophia Burset (a transgender inmate) and Sister Ingalls (an ex-nun), what started as a way for Sohpia to get her medication became one of the show's best examples of this trope.

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* From ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Sophia Burset (a transgender inmate) and Sister Ingalls (an ex-nun), what started as a way for Sohpia Sophia to get her medication became one of the show's best examples of this trope.



* [[Series/{{Arrow}} Oliver Queen]] and [[Series/TheFlash2014 Barry Allen]]. Oliver is a PTSD-ridden former playboy... also former serial killer. Barry's a goofy smiley kid. This despite the fact that they're about the same age. Oliver acts as a mentor to Barry, Barry as the idealistic MoralityPet to Oliver.
** Furthermore, there is a layer of irony. In the comics, both of them are good friends with Hal Jordan, but the two don't get along very well (Barry sees Oliver as a bad influence on Hal and Oliver doesn't like Barry cause he is with the police.)
** ''Series/LegendsofTomorrow'' has Dr. Stein (Older gentleman, married for years, professor nuclear physics) and Jax (High school graduate, ex football prospect, car mechanic). Together they form Firestorm, so it's in their best interests to tolerate each other. However they do genuinely like each other, and both go out of their way to help and protect the other. In fact, Stein and Jax have risked their lives to save the other for reasons besides Firestorm, and Stein has tried at least once to play Wingman to Jax.
** Dr. Stein also ended up forming a companionship with Heatwave/Mick Rory (Pyromaniac thief). It's not as present, but Rory takes it personally when they disagree. Captain Cold (master thief, deadpan snarker) ends up growing fond of Jax and Ray Palmer (Boyscout and Scientist).

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* [[Series/{{Arrow}} Oliver Queen]] and [[Series/TheFlash2014 Barry Allen]]. Oliver is a PTSD-ridden former playboy... also former serial hardened killer. Barry's a goofy goofy, smiley kid. This despite the fact that they're about the same age. Oliver acts as a mentor to Barry, Barry as the idealistic MoralityPet to Oliver.
** Furthermore, there is a layer of irony. In the comics, both of them are good friends with Hal Jordan, but the two don't get along very well (Barry sees Oliver as a bad influence on Hal Hal, and Oliver doesn't like Barry cause he is because he's with the police.)
police).
** ''Series/LegendsofTomorrow'' has Dr. Stein (Older (older gentleman, married for years, professor of nuclear physics) and Jax (High (high school graduate, ex football ex-football prospect, car mechanic). Together they form Firestorm, so it's in their best interests to tolerate each other. However they do genuinely like each other, and both go out of their way to help and protect the other. In fact, Stein and Jax have risked their lives to save the other for reasons besides Firestorm, and Stein has tried at least once to play Wingman wingman to Jax.
** Dr. Stein also ended up forming a companionship with Heatwave/Mick Rory (Pyromaniac (pyromaniac thief). It's not as present, but Rory takes it personally when they disagree. Captain Cold (master thief, deadpan snarker) ends up growing fond of Jax and Ray Palmer (Boyscout (boy scout and Scientist). scientist).
** There's some of this in Sara and Kendra's friendship. One's a former assassin and the other's a former barista, but they bond as Sara helps Kendra to master the side of her that comes out when she's enraged.
17th Mar '17 6:11:56 PM Fudga
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%% * [[Music/Queen Queen]] guitarist [[Music/BrianMay Brian May]] and the late broadcaster Patrick Moore, even though they shared a love for animals and astronomy.
17th Mar '17 8:29:14 AM AnotherDuck
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** Owen and Mzee, the hippo and tortoise



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUU2EVp1SYc Tommy the Golden Retriever and Salati the leopard]], who one would think would take the traditional dog/cat rivalry to new heights, are fairly companionable with one another.
%% ** Owen and Mzee, the hippo and tortoise



** In a way, not only herding dogs (which are bred and taught to herd sheep or cattle) but also many other kinds of farm dogs who learn to protect and defend other farm animals such as chickens (such as watching over them, stopping them from wandering too far away from the farm, and driving predatory wild animals away.)
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUU2EVp1SYc Tommy the Golden Retriever and Salati the leopard]], who one would think would take the traditional dog/cat rivalry to new heights, are fairly companionable with one another.
17th Mar '17 7:08:21 AM Nohbody
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* TruthInTelevision for many people. It's very common for a person to have at least one friend with whom they wouldn't have expected to become friends, owing to personality clashes or differences of opinion.



** [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2012/feb/03/unlikely-animal-friendships-in-pictures A few examples.]]

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%% ** [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2012/feb/03/unlikely-animal-friendships-in-pictures A few examples.]]



** The current trope image features [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUU2EVp1SYc Tommy the Golden Retriever and Salati the leopard]].

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** The current trope image features [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUU2EVp1SYc Tommy the Golden Retriever and Salati the leopard]].leopard]], who one would think would take the traditional dog/cat rivalry to new heights, are fairly companionable with one another.



* Creator/WaltDisney and Creator/SalvadorDali. They teamed up to make an animated short film in 1945 called ''Destino''; although the project didn't go anywhere, the two remained friends for the rest of their lives.

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* Creator/WaltDisney and Creator/SalvadorDali. They Creator/WaltDisney:
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teamed up with Creator/SalvadorDali to make an animated short film in 1945 called ''Destino''; although the project didn't go anywhere, the two remained friends for the rest of their lives.



* [[Music/VenetianSnares Aaron Funk]] and Music/JohnFrusciante, given the former's reputation for misanthropy and abrasive music while the latter is best known as the guitarist for [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers one of the most popular funk bands of the 1980s onward]].
* Music/KanyeWest is friends with LaRoux, Music/EltonJohn, and Music/JustinBieber.
* Malcolm Fraser and Gough Whitlam. In 1975, Fraser exploited a situation to get Whitlam sacked, and then took over his job. Which doesn't sound so bad, until you know that the job in question was '''[[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Prime Minister of Australia]]''', and that the incident in question is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_Australian_constitutional_crisis Australian Constitutional Crisis of 1975]]. The two cordially hated each other for years thereafter, but by the late Nineties, they'd made up their differences - despite being from diametrically opposed parties, they weren't actually [[NotSoDifferent that far apart on the issues]] - and united against a common enemy: the then-current Australian Prime Minister, John Howard.
** Speaking of John Howard, he too appears to have developed an OddFriendship with one of his fellow former [=PMs=] -- Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke, who defeated Howard in the 1987 election. They also share an enemy: Hawke's former treasurer Paul Keating, who rolled him for the Prime Ministership in 1991, and who Howard defeated in the 1996 election.
* Apparently Creator/ChuckNorris and Creator/JustinBieber, but you be [[http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=318537 the]] [[http://www.justinbieberzone.com/2011/10/justin-bieber-meets-chuck-norris-at-the-set-of-santa-claus-is-coming-to-town/ judge.]]

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* [[Music/VenetianSnares Aaron Funk]] Funk from Music/VenetianSnares and Music/JohnFrusciante, given the former's reputation for misanthropy and abrasive music while the latter is best known as the guitarist for [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers one of the most popular funk bands of the 1980s onward]].
* Music/KanyeWest is friends with LaRoux, Music/EltonJohn, and Music/JustinBieber.
Music/JustinBieber, in spite of rap being drastically different from the other musical genres.
* Malcolm Fraser and Gough Whitlam. In 1975, Fraser exploited a situation to get Whitlam sacked, and then took over his job. Which doesn't sound so bad, until you know that the job in question was '''[[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Prime Minister of Australia]]''', Australia]], and that the incident in question is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_Australian_constitutional_crisis Australian Constitutional Crisis of 1975]]. The two cordially hated each other for years thereafter, but by the late Nineties, they'd made up their differences - despite being from diametrically opposed parties, they weren't actually [[NotSoDifferent that far apart on the issues]] - and united against a common enemy: the then-current Australian Prime Minister, John Howard.
** Speaking of * Australian Prime Minister John Howard, he too Howard appears to have developed an OddFriendship odd friendship with one of his fellow former [=PMs=] -- Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke, who defeated Howard in the 1987 election. They also share an enemy: Hawke's former treasurer Paul Keating, who rolled him for the Prime Ministership in 1991, and who Howard defeated in the 1996 election.
%% * Apparently Creator/ChuckNorris and Creator/JustinBieber, but you be [[http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=318537 the]] [[http://www.justinbieberzone.com/2011/10/justin-bieber-meets-chuck-norris-at-the-set-of-santa-claus-is-coming-to-town/ judge.]]



* Creator/StevenSpielberg and Creator/StanleyKubrick were good friends despite having completely different personalities and directing styles. Spielberg was an easygoing guy whose films focuses on the emotional aspects of life and are rather idealistic. Kubrick was a PrimaDonnaDirector whose films were drenched in cynicism and almost always finished with a downer or bittersweet ending. While the two would occasional disagreement (Kubrick himself complained how the ending of ''Film/SchindlersList'' was too idealistic and not depressing enough), they tended to get along very well given how they spent hours talking to each other about their love of cinema. Before Kubrick died, he personally chose Spielberg to direct his [[Film/AIArtificialIntelligence last film]].
* Music/{{Eminem}} and Music/EltonJohn
** The reason for this is that Eminem went to Elton John for help kicking his drug addiction. Elton John, who had been there, helped him through the worst of it and continues to help keep him clean.
* Music/JayZ and Music/{{Beyonce}} go on double-dates with [[{{Coldplay}} Chris Martin]] and GwynethPaltrow.
* Billy Ray Cyrus and Music/KurtCobain, [[http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/reverb/2011/02/stop_the_presses_billy_ray_cyr.php as explained in this article]], which makes the backlash over [[Music/MileyCyrus Billy Ray's daughter]] covering "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in concert all the stranger.
** Cobain was also good friends with author Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, despite their age difference. Burroughs even introduced Cobain to Music/{{Leadbelly}}'s music, hence giving the world Cobain's famous rendition of ''Where Did You Sleep Last Night''
* Music/BradPaisley and Creator/WilliamShatner. Also, Shatner and Music/BenFolds.

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* Creator/StevenSpielberg and Creator/StanleyKubrick were good friends despite having completely different personalities and directing styles. Spielberg was an easygoing guy whose films focuses on the emotional aspects of life and are rather idealistic. Kubrick was a PrimaDonnaDirector whose films were drenched in cynicism and almost always finished with a downer or bittersweet ending. While the two would occasional disagreement (Kubrick himself complained how the ending of ''Film/SchindlersList'' was too idealistic and not depressing enough), they tended to get along very well given how they spent hours talking to each other about their love of cinema. Before Kubrick died, he personally chose Spielberg to direct his [[Film/AIArtificialIntelligence ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'', Kubrick's last film]].
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* Music/{{Eminem}} and Music/EltonJohn
** The reason for this is
Music/EltonJohn, respectively popular in musical genres that Eminem are pretty far apart, became good friends after the former went to Elton John for help kicking his drug addiction. Elton John, who had been there, helped him through the worst of it and continues to help keep him clean.
%% * Music/JayZ and Music/{{Beyonce}} go on double-dates with [[{{Coldplay}} Chris Martin]] and GwynethPaltrow.
%% * Billy Ray Cyrus and Music/KurtCobain, [[http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/reverb/2011/02/stop_the_presses_billy_ray_cyr.php as explained in this article]], which makes the backlash over [[Music/MileyCyrus Billy Ray's daughter]] covering "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in concert all the stranger.
%% ** Cobain was also good friends with author Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, despite their age difference. Burroughs even introduced Cobain to Music/{{Leadbelly}}'s music, hence giving the world Cobain's famous rendition of ''Where Did You Sleep Last Night''
%% * Music/BradPaisley and Creator/WilliamShatner. Also, Shatner and Music/BenFolds.



* Oscar-winning Dame Creator/MaggieSmith and the late ''Film/CarryOn'' alumni/comic actor/radio veteran Creator/KennethWilliams. They worked together on a few projects in Smith's early acting years, and were very close. Williams often talked fondly about her during the final years of his life, saying that their friendship was like a knot that he didn't ever want to untie.

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%% * Oscar-winning Dame Creator/MaggieSmith and the late ''Film/CarryOn'' alumni/comic actor/radio veteran Creator/KennethWilliams. They worked together on a few projects in Smith's early acting years, and were very close. Williams often talked fondly about her during the final years of his life, saying that their friendship was like a knot that he didn't ever want to untie.



* In the '80s to early '90s, Creator/HowardStern and Richard Simmons.
* Creator/RobertPattinson and Music/DeathGrips.
* Music/TonyBennett and Music/LadyGaga.
* Wrestling/AndreTheGiant and Creator/SamuelBeckett.

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%% * In the '80s to early '90s, Creator/HowardStern and Richard Simmons.
%% * Creator/RobertPattinson and Music/DeathGrips.
%% * Music/TonyBennett and Music/LadyGaga.
%% * Wrestling/AndreTheGiant and Creator/SamuelBeckett.



* Music/MileyCyrus and Music/SnoopDogg.
** [[Music/EltonJohn Many]] [[Music/KanyeWest of]] [[Music/SherylCrow Miley's]] [[Music/LadyGaga friendships]] [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama count]].
* Martha Stewart and ''Music/SnoopDogg''. ''Seriously''. They even have a TV miniseries called ''Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party''.

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%% * Music/MileyCyrus and Music/SnoopDogg.
%% ** [[Music/EltonJohn Many]] [[Music/KanyeWest of]] [[Music/SherylCrow Miley's]] [[Music/LadyGaga friendships]] [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama count]].
%% * Martha Stewart and ''Music/SnoopDogg''. ''Seriously''. They even have a TV miniseries called ''Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party''.



* [[Music/KingCrimson Robert Fripp]] and [[Music/HallAndOates Daryl Hall.]]
* Music/OzzyOsbourne and [[Music/{{Yes}} Rick Wakeman.]]
* Music/FrankZappa with Music/TheMonkees. Zappa was also a personal friend of comic strip artist Creator/JackKirby.

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%% * [[Music/KingCrimson Robert Fripp]] and [[Music/HallAndOates Daryl Hall.]]
%% * Music/OzzyOsbourne and [[Music/{{Yes}} Rick Wakeman.]]
%% * Music/FrankZappa with Music/TheMonkees. Zappa was also a personal friend of comic strip artist Creator/JackKirby.



* Music/HarryChapin and critic Dave Marsh, who frequently slammed acoustic singer-songwriters in his reviews. Marsh interviewed Chapin for ''Rolling Stone'' and they realized they had similar political and humanitarian concerns.
* UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Ali was also good friends with sport journalist Howard Cosell.
* SocialMedia creates tons of these. It's quite easy for such friendships to form online based around one specific interest like a {{Fandom}} or hobby, and things like gender, race, religion, and age don't mean much thanks to the nature of the internet.
* On the [[AmericanCourts US Supreme Court]]:

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* Music/HarryChapin and critic Dave Marsh, who frequently slammed acoustic singer-songwriters in his reviews. Marsh interviewed Chapin for ''Rolling Stone'' ''Magazine/RollingStone'' and they realized they had similar political and humanitarian concerns.
%% * UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Ali was also good friends with sport journalist Howard Cosell.
* SocialMedia creates tons of these. It's quite easy for such friendships to form online based around one specific interest like a {{Fandom}} or hobby, and things like gender, race, religion, and age don't mean much thanks to the nature of the internet.
* On the [[AmericanCourts [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts US Supreme Court]]:



* DemiLovato and Tony Orlando.
* Ultra-liberal lesbian MSNBC commentator [[Series/TheRachelMaddowShow Rachel Maddow]] and Fox News host and member of the notoriously homophobic ChurchOfHappyology Greta Van Susteren. Van Susteren even suggested that Maddow should have replaced Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News, and Maddow often refers to her as "my friend" on the air, stressing that the description is not ironic.
** Given that Rachel tends to be friendly and civil with most conservatives on her show, it's not a surprise; she's also very close to Pat Buchanan, even calling him [[HonoraryUncle "Uncle Pat"]].

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%% * DemiLovato and Tony Orlando.
* Ultra-liberal The titular host of ''Series/TheRachelMaddowShow'', an ultra-liberal lesbian MSNBC commentator [[Series/TheRachelMaddowShow Rachel Maddow]] and commentator, has fairly close friendships with several notable conservatives:
** One friendship she has is with
Fox News host and member of the notoriously homophobic ChurchOfHappyology Greta Van Susteren. Van Susteren even suggested that Maddow should have replaced Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News, and Maddow often refers to her as "my friend" on the air, stressing that the description is not ironic.
** Given that Rachel tends to be friendly and civil with most conservatives on her show, it's not a surprise; she's Maddow is also very close to Pat Buchanan, even calling him [[HonoraryUncle "Uncle Pat"]].



* This can occur with combat veterans of opposing sides years after the war is over. Examples include certain Pearl Harbor survivors and Japanese pilots who participated in the attack, and various reunions of Civil War veterans.



* Averted by Kaiser Wilhelm II, who refused to have anything to do with Hitler, and chose to remain in exile in The Netherlands until his death in 1941.



** On that same note, ''Series/FullHouse'' (and consequently, ''Series/FullerHouse'') stars Candace Cameron (an evangelical conservative who wrote books about how women should submit to their husbands) and Andrea Barber (a women's studies scholar) are [[http://90sgirlproblem.tumblr.com/post/27335997306/q-a-andrea-barber-aka-kimmy-gibbler still said to be as close as they were on the show]].
* In the later years of his life, Creator/MarlonBrando was personal friends with Music/MichaelJackson. Jackson often visited Brando on his private island.
* Music/GeorgeHarrison and Creator/EricIdle were good friends. Harrison was a Creator/MontyPython fan and even helped the group out financially when they had to find a producer for their film ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian.''

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** On that same note, * ''Series/FullHouse'' (and consequently, ''Series/FullerHouse'') stars Candace Cameron (an evangelical conservative who wrote books about how women should submit to their husbands) and Andrea Barber (a women's studies scholar) are [[http://90sgirlproblem.tumblr.com/post/27335997306/q-a-andrea-barber-aka-kimmy-gibbler still said to be as close as they were on the show]].
%% * In the later years of his life, Creator/MarlonBrando was personal friends with Music/MichaelJackson. Jackson often visited Brando on his private island.
%% * Music/GeorgeHarrison and Creator/EricIdle were good friends. Harrison was a Creator/MontyPython fan and even helped the group out financially when they had to find a producer for their film ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian.''



* Creator/RodneyDangerfield and Music/MichaelBolton. Bolton was even one of Dangerfield's pallbearers.
* Union Commanding General UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant and writer and half-hearted Confederate Creator/MarkTwain became friends during Grant's Presidency. Twain later published Grant's memoirs, offering three-quarters of the profits to Grant's family (as Grant was dying at the time).
* The infamous Los Angeles celebrity collective of TheSeventies nicknamed the "Hollywood Vampires" (which the supergroup got its name from), known for its partying and [[TheAlcoholic heavy drinking]] could be seen as this, including the likes of Creator/JohnBelushi, ex-Music/TheBeatles Music/RingoStarr and Music/JohnLennon, HarryNilsson, [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]] and [[Music/TheMonkees Micky Dolenz]].
* The early 20th Century friendship between prominent Danish politicians Edvard Brandes (a radical, intellectual, Jewish, atheist, self-made newspaperman) and Count Mogens Friijs (a conservative, Christian squire of Old Danish Nobility).

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%% * Creator/RodneyDangerfield and Music/MichaelBolton. Bolton was even one of Dangerfield's pallbearers.
%% * Union Commanding General UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant and writer and half-hearted Confederate Creator/MarkTwain became friends during Grant's Presidency. Twain later published Grant's memoirs, offering three-quarters of the profits to Grant's family (as Grant was dying at the time).
%% * The infamous Los Angeles celebrity collective of TheSeventies nicknamed the "Hollywood Vampires" (which the supergroup got its name from), known for its partying and [[TheAlcoholic heavy drinking]] could be seen as this, including the likes of Creator/JohnBelushi, ex-Music/TheBeatles Music/RingoStarr and Music/JohnLennon, HarryNilsson, [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]] and [[Music/TheMonkees Micky Dolenz]].
%% * The early 20th Century friendship between prominent Danish politicians Edvard Brandes (a radical, intellectual, Jewish, atheist, self-made newspaperman) and Count Mogens Friijs (a conservative, Christian squire of Old Danish Nobility).
17th Mar '17 12:38:55 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Achamian is a bookish and somewhat insecure sorcerer from humble origins, while Xinemus is a highborn, confident and devout military commander whose religion dictates that sorcerers like Achamian and damned. They bonded by both serving as tutors to a prince. They're also {{Identical Stranger}}s, looking like they could be brothers.

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** Achamian is a bookish and somewhat insecure sorcerer from humble origins, while Xinemus is a highborn, confident and devout military commander whose religion dictates that sorcerers like Achamian and are damned. They bonded by both serving as tutors to a prince. They're also {{Identical Stranger}}s, looking like they could be brothers.
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** Achamian is a bookish and somewhat insecure sorcerer from humble origins, while Xinemus is a highborn, confident and devout military commander whose religion dictates that sorcerers like Achamian and damned. They bonded by both serving as tutors to a prince. They're also IdenticalStrangers, looking like they could be brothers.

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** Achamian is a bookish and somewhat insecure sorcerer from humble origins, while Xinemus is a highborn, confident and devout military commander whose religion dictates that sorcerers like Achamian and damned. They bonded by both serving as tutors to a prince. They're also IdenticalStrangers, {{Identical Stranger}}s, looking like they could be brothers.
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'':
** Achamian is a bookish and somewhat insecure sorcerer from humble origins, while Xinemus is a highborn, confident and devout military commander whose religion dictates that sorcerers like Achamian and damned. They bonded by both serving as tutors to a prince. They're also IdenticalStrangers, looking like they could be brothers.
** Sorweel and Zsoronga are both hostage princes, but they come from very different cultures and don't even speak each other's language, but managed to forge a surprisingly strong friendship through Zsoronga's interpreter.
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* Arya Stark and Tywin Lannister in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. [[spoiler: But this doesn't stop Arya from trying to get Tywin assassinated though and it doesn't stop Tywin from leaving Arya in the hands of [[AxCrazy Gregor]] [[PsychoForHire Clegane]] when he leaves.]]
** Ned Stark and Robert Baratheon, who are completely opposite in almost every way and yet best friends. [[spoiler:Sadly, they're both dead by the end of Season 1]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
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Arya Stark and Tywin Lannister in ''Series/GameOfThrones''.Lannister. [[spoiler: But this doesn't stop Arya from trying to get Tywin assassinated though and it doesn't stop Tywin from leaving Arya in the hands of [[AxCrazy Gregor]] [[PsychoForHire Clegane]] when he leaves.]]
** Ned Stark and Robert Baratheon, who are completely opposite in almost every way and yet best friends. [[spoiler:Sadly, they're both dead by the end of Season 1]].



** To a lesser extent [[MagnificentBastard Littlefinger and Varys]], mostly due to being on the same intellectual level and the spectacular PassiveAggressiveKombat that goes on between them. Perhaps subverted by the fact that Varys truly finds Littlefinger's ambition to be frightening and tries to warn everyone else about him [[TheCassandra (sadly, to no avail)]].



* Quark and Odo on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. Also, Odo and Garak. And Garak and Bashir. And Bashir and O'Brien.
** Bashir and O'Brien are probably the best example, as in the beginning of the show, O'Brien found Bashir annoying (well, everyone did, but the cranky engineer seemed most irritated by the over-enthusiastic young doctor). Over time, after being thrust into a few tense situations together, O'Brien developed a grudging admiration for Bashir, which solidified into friendship over their shared love of reenacting famous battles in the Holosuite. By the end of the show, they were best buds and nigh-inseparable.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
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Quark and Odo on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. Also, Odo
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Odo and Garak. And Garak.
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Garak and Bashir. And Bashir and O'Brien.
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** Bashir and O'Brien are probably the best example, as in O'Brien. In the beginning of the show, O'Brien found Bashir annoying (well, everyone did, but the cranky engineer seemed most irritated by the over-enthusiastic young doctor). Over time, after being thrust into a few tense situations together, O'Brien developed a grudging admiration for Bashir, which solidified into friendship over their shared love of reenacting famous battles in the Holosuite. By the end of the show, they were best buds and nigh-inseparable.



* Elliot and The Janitor in ''{{Series/Scrubs}}''. Sometimes it seems Janitor is only her friend just to piss J.D. off.
** Although it is revealed that The Janitor has a crush on Elliot. He tried to propose to her once!
** Not to mention The Janitor's "Brain Trust" buddies.

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* ''{{Series/Scrubs}}''.
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Elliot and The Janitor in ''{{Series/Scrubs}}''.Janitor. Sometimes it seems Janitor is only her friend just to piss J.D. off.
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off. Although it is revealed that The Janitor has a crush on Elliot. He tried to propose to her once!
** Not to mention The Janitor's "Brain Trust" buddies.



* Series/{{House}} and Wilson, anybody? They have nothing in common personality-wise, as one's generally empathic and just plain kind (Wilson), and the other is a sarcastic, narcissistic misanthrope. But all of Wilson's wives have been "damaged". He has a complex about rescuing people.
** The main reason why they become friends is because they do not bore each other. House first noticed Wilson because Wilson was the only interesting thing at a medical conference they both attended (he ended up bailing Wilson out of jail).

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* Series/{{House}} ''Series/{{House}}'': House and Wilson, anybody? Wilson. They have nothing in common personality-wise, as one's generally empathic and just plain kind (Wilson), and the other is a sarcastic, narcissistic misanthrope. But all of Wilson's wives have been "damaged". He has a complex about rescuing people.
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people. The main reason why they become friends is because they do not bore each other. House first noticed Wilson because Wilson was the only interesting thing at a medical conference they both attended (he ended up bailing Wilson out of jail).



* There are two of these in ''Series/StargateSG1'', both involving Colonel Jack O'Neill. First is O'Neill and Dr. Daniel Jackson, who he thinks little of initially but by the end of Season 1, they're on their way to being best friends. The other is O'Neill and Teal'c. Teal'c was actually TheDragon for SG-1's [[BigBad enemy]] and captured O'Neill and his team. Jack got through to him and got Teal'c to join their team. Jack has been Teal'c biggest ally and supporter ever since.
** There's actually a third one - the odd, [[VitriolicBestBuds antagonistic yet strangely friendly]] relationship between Jack O'Neill and Harry Maybourne. Jack's an honorable, courageous USAF officer (albeit with a ''very'' shadowy past), and Harry is a convicted traitor and every bit the weasel that that implies. Jack bailed Harry out of jail, and repeatedly let him go when he could have easily dumped him back into prison, no matter how much he annoyed him. Albeit, Harry proved himself quite useful on several occasions, but still, Jack got him his own planet in the end.

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* There are two of these in ''Series/StargateSG1'', both involving Colonel Jack O'Neill. First is ''Series/StargateSG1'',
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O'Neill and Dr. Daniel Jackson, who he O'Neill thinks little of initially but by the end of Season 1, they're on their way to being best friends. The other is friends.
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O'Neill and Teal'c. Teal'c was actually TheDragon for SG-1's [[BigBad enemy]] and captured O'Neill and his team. Jack got through to him and got Teal'c to join their team. Jack has been Teal'c biggest ally and supporter ever since.
** There's actually a third one - the The odd, [[VitriolicBestBuds antagonistic yet strangely friendly]] relationship between Jack O'Neill and Harry Maybourne. Jack's an honorable, courageous USAF officer (albeit with a ''very'' shadowy past), and Harry is a convicted traitor and every bit the weasel that that implies. Jack bailed Harry out of jail, and repeatedly let him go when he could have easily dumped him back into prison, no matter how much he annoyed him. Albeit, Harry proved himself quite useful on several occasions, but still, Jack got him his own planet in the end.



* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', [=McKay=] and Beckett. [=McKay=] and anyone who would consider him a friend, really, the man is [[InsufferableGenius not easy to get along with]].
** Also, Ronon and [=McKay=].. At least they are somewhat friends.. They seem to get along well for being opposites.
*** Might as well point out [=McKay=]/Sheppard. They spend an unusual amount of free time together despite the military-vs-scientist divide. They played that game-that-wasn't-really-a-game, they race RC cars down hallways in isolated parts of the city, and Sheppard was the only person [=McKay=] told that he intended to propose to Katie Brown.
*** Don't forget in "The Shrine" when [=McKay=] wakes up terrified of completely forgetting himself and immediately runs to find Sheppard.

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* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
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[=McKay=] and Beckett. [=McKay=] and anyone who would consider him a friend, really, the man is [[InsufferableGenius not easy to get along with]].
** Also, Ronon and [=McKay=].. At least they are somewhat friends.. They seem to get along well for being opposites.
*** ** Might as well point out [=McKay=]/Sheppard. They spend an unusual amount of free time together despite the military-vs-scientist divide. They played that game-that-wasn't-really-a-game, they race RC cars down hallways in isolated parts of the city, and Sheppard was the only person [=McKay=] told that he intended to propose to Katie Brown.
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Brown. In "The Shrine" when Shrine," [=McKay=] wakes up terrified of completely forgetting himself and immediately runs to find Sheppard.



* Pullo and Vorenus on ''{{Series/Rome}}''.
* Dan and Blair in ''Series/GossipGirl'' as of season 4.

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* * ''{{Series/Rome}}'': Pullo and Vorenus Vorenus, introduced brawling with each other and then saving each other's lives in the very next battle (based on ''{{Series/Rome}}''.
two Roman soldiers of the same name who did the same). They are often at odds and have completely different personalities, but become TrueCompanions.
* ''Series/GossipGirl'':
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Dan and Blair in ''Series/GossipGirl'' as of season 4.



* The entire cast of ''{{Series/Glee}}'' with each other. Any two characters could easily qualify, but none so much as Artie and Puck (although as Puck's actor likes to point out Puck+Artie=Partie!).
** Actually, Santana and Brittany could give Artie and Puck a run for their money. Santana is basically the meanest, most manipulative person in Glee Club. Brittany is naive, sweet, and dumber than a jar of mayonnaise. The two of them were virtually inseparable during the course of season 1.
*** Brittany and Santana are later revealed to be PitbullDatesPuppy.
* Murdock and Face on ''Series/TheATeam''. The insane, delusional, wise-cracking pilot and the suave, handsome, [[TheBarnum unrepentant]] ConMan probably shouldn't be best friends, but they are. Then again, they're both chameleon-like [[TheTrickster tricksters]] during scams. In fact, of the whole team, they're probably the most alike. You just can't tell at first glance.

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* The entire cast of ''{{Series/Glee}}'' with each other. Any two characters could easily qualify, but none so much as other.
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Artie and Puck (although as Puck's actor likes to point out Puck+Artie=Partie!).
Puck+Artie=Partie!).
** Actually, Santana and Brittany could give Artie and Puck a run for their money.Brittany. Santana is basically the meanest, most manipulative person in Glee Club. Brittany is naive, sweet, and dumber than a jar of mayonnaise. The two of them were virtually inseparable during the course of season 1.
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1. Brittany and Santana are later revealed to be PitbullDatesPuppy.
* * ''Series/TheATeam''.
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Murdock and Face on ''Series/TheATeam''.Face. The insane, delusional, wise-cracking pilot and the suave, handsome, [[TheBarnum unrepentant]] ConMan probably shouldn't be best friends, but they are. Then again, they're both chameleon-like [[TheTrickster tricksters]] during scams. In fact, of the whole team, they're probably the most alike. You just can't tell at first glance.



* Pilot and Aeryn from ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. One's a {{Starfish Alien|s}} symbiotic pilot to a living ship, the other is a former soldier from a military dictatorship. Both bond over their shared desire to be something more than they used to be. The episode "The Way We Weren't" deals with the (temporary) breakdown of their friendship when it is revealed that [[spoiler: Aeryn was a member of the firing squad that killed the previous Pilot of Moya]]

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* * ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
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Pilot and Aeryn from ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.Aeryn. One's a {{Starfish Alien|s}} symbiotic pilot to a living ship, the other is a former soldier from a military dictatorship. Both bond over their shared desire to be something more than they used to be. The episode "The Way We Weren't" deals with the (temporary) breakdown of their friendship when it is revealed that [[spoiler: Aeryn was a member of the firing squad that killed the previous Pilot of Moya]]



** Finally, there's Chiana and John. Their relationship is about 10% UST (Chiana is mostly more interested in getting John together with Aeryn rather than trying for him herself, although she did [[spoiler: take his virginity when the crew traveled back in time to 1985 Earth]]) and about 90% a sort of surrogate Big Brother/Little Sister relationship (with John subbing in for Chiana's actual big brother).

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** Finally, there's Chiana and John. Their relationship is about 10% UST (Chiana is mostly more interested in getting John together with Aeryn rather than trying for him herself, although she did [[spoiler: take his virginity when the crew traveled back in time to 1985 Earth]]) and about 90% a sort of surrogate Big Brother/Little Sister relationship (with John subbing in for Chiana's actual big brother).



** And once again speaking of Aeryn, it's hard to imagine she and John becoming friends, much less falling in love with one another.
** Really, it'd be easier to pick a pair of people in the main cast who ''aren't'' odd friends. Considering they're (mostly) escaped convicts who started out having nothing in common save for the fact they're all on the run from Peacekeepers, it's not suprising their personalities don't mesh.

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** And once again speaking of Aeryn, it's It's hard to imagine she Aeryn and John becoming friends, much less falling in love with one another.
** Really, it'd be easier to pick a pair of people in the main cast who ''aren't'' odd friends. Considering they're (mostly) escaped convicts who started out having nothing in common save for the fact they're all on the run from Peacekeepers, it's not suprising their personalities don't mesh.
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* ''Series/WhiteCollar'': [[GentlemanThief Neal Caffrey]] and [[AlwaysGetsHisMan Peter Burke]], to a truly adorable degree.

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* ''Series/WhiteCollar'': ''Series/WhiteCollar'':
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[[GentlemanThief Neal Caffrey]] and [[AlwaysGetsHisMan Peter Burke]], to a truly adorable degree.



* The friendships that Nick has with certain wesen like Monroe and Rosalee in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' are seen as outright strange, especially since Nick is a Grimm, whose ancestors are something of a boogeyman to wesen, and has mercilessly hunted and killed many of them. In fact, several wesen don't like this friendship since it jeopardizes the status quo, including beating up Monroe and warning him that a Reaper would come after all of them.

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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'':
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The friendships that Nick has with certain wesen like Monroe and Rosalee in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' are seen as outright strange, especially since Nick is a Grimm, whose ancestors are something of a boogeyman to wesen, and has mercilessly hunted and killed many of them. In fact, several wesen don't like this friendship since it jeopardizes the status quo, including beating up Monroe and warning him that a Reaper would come after all of them.



* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Despite his extreme racism towards pretty much everyone, a lot of Pierce's best friends ([[TheFriendNobodyLikes if you can call them that]]) are minorities.
** Then there's Troy and Abed, who by all accounts ''shouldn't'' be friends as one was a charismatic, self-absorbed football star and one was a socially inept and often put-upon nerd, respectively. Their close friendship (implied to be the first real friendship either of them had) became one of the cornerstones of the show.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': ''Series/{{Community}}'':
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Despite his extreme racism towards pretty much everyone, a lot of Pierce's best friends ([[TheFriendNobodyLikes if you can call them that]]) are minorities.
** Then there's Troy and Abed, who by all accounts ''shouldn't'' be friends as one was a charismatic, self-absorbed football star and one was a socially inept and often put-upon nerd, respectively. Their close friendship (implied to be the first real friendship either of them had) became one of the cornerstones of the show. This also caused a lot of CharacterizationMarchesOn as Troy becomes a lot more like Abed over the course of the show.



* Set in the more than somewhat racist 1920's, ''Series/{{Boardwalk Empire}}'' has the hot-headed Italian, Lucky Luciano, and the even-tempered and Jewish Meyer Lansky. When dealing with other Italian gangsters, Luciano's friendship with Meyer is often called into question, but at the end of the day, they're partners and friends (with a bit of HoYay). TruthinTelevision.

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* Set in the more than somewhat racist 1920's, 1920s, ''Series/{{Boardwalk Empire}}'' has the hot-headed Italian, Lucky Luciano, and the even-tempered and Jewish Meyer Lansky. When dealing with other Italian gangsters, Luciano's friendship with Meyer is often called into question, but at the end of the day, they're partners and friends (with a bit of HoYay).friends. TruthinTelevision.



*** Even ''moreso'' his relationship with Morgan. It makes their scenes where they act LikeAnOldMarriedCouple even ''more'' hilarious.

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*** Even ''moreso'' his ** Casey's relationship with Morgan. It makes their scenes where they act LikeAnOldMarriedCouple even ''more'' hilarious.
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]] is best friends with [[FatBestFriend Carl Wheezer]], [[LoonyFan Sheen Estevez]], [[PrettyBoy Nick Dean]], [[LittleMissSnarker Cindy Vortex]], [[SassyBlackWoman Libby Folfax]] and [[DumbBlonde Brittany Tenelli]].

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]] Neutron]], an adorable and dorku boy genius is best friends with [[FatBestFriend Carl Wheezer]], [[LoonyFan Sheen Estevez]], [[PrettyBoy Nick Dean]], [[LittleMissSnarker Cindy Vortex]], [[SassyBlackWoman Libby Folfax]] and [[DumbBlonde Brittany Tenelli]].
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]] is best friends with [[FatBestFriend Carl Wheezer]], [[LoonyFan Sheen Estevez]], [[PrettyBoy Nick Dean]], [[LittleMissSnarker Cindy Vortex]], [[SassyBlackWoman Libby Folfax]] and [[DumbBlonde Brittany Tenelli]].
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