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19th Apr '17 10:29:52 PM MagnusForce
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* AP of ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' has this relationship with the Felt family's pet cat Bubbles. AP claims he's a supervillain conspiring to destroy Atomic Puppet from the inside, but Bubbles remains just the ditzy, overweight feline the family loves.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': The ongoing and largely unexplained hatred of Zoidberg on Hermes' part. It was shown on subtle occasions that Zoidberg was something of an annoying leech to him, as well as his incompetent qualities that Hermes barely tolerates the rest of the team for. Add to that his sheer lack of backbone and he's the ideal stress ball for a traditional bullying employer. In one episode, Zoidberg claims Hermes is his best friend, as he is the only one who cares enough to insult him even when he doesn't have any reason to, as opposed to the others, who only insult him when he does something wrong.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': The ongoing and largely unexplained hatred of Zoidberg on Hermes' part. It was shown on subtle occasions that Zoidberg was something of an annoying leech to him, as well as his incompetent qualities that Hermes barely tolerates the rest of the team for. Add to that his sheer lack of backbone and he's the ideal stress ball for a traditional bullying employer. In one episode, Zoidberg claims Hermes is his best friend, as he is the only one who cares enough to insult him even when he doesn't have any reason to, as opposed to the others, who only insult him only when he does something wrong.



%%* ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'': Justice Gene is this to Voltar, as he's the only superhero who cares enough to try and stop Voltar's [[PokeThePoodle "evil" schemes.]]

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%%* * ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'': Justice Gene is this to Voltar, as he's the only superhero (read as in: a random guy who put on a costume and decided to oppose Voltar) who cares enough to try and stop Voltar's [[PokeThePoodle "evil" schemes.]]]] Voltar, on the other hand, is utterly delighted to have his own superhero enemy because it makes him [[BigBadWannabe feel like a real supervillain]].



%%* Ed Bighead to the titled protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. Especially in "Keeping Up With the Bigheads".

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%%* * Ed Bighead to the titled protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. Especially in "Keeping Up With the Bigheads".Rocko is largely oblivious towards Mr. Bighead's hatred for him and is actually quite friendly towards him sometimes (especially since Mrs. Bighead has no animosity towards Rocko), not unlike Spongebob and Squidward.
19th Apr '17 11:00:36 AM DeadlyAssassin
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** In ''MassEffectAndromeda'', this is the relationship between the chief engineer Gil Brodie and the pilot Kallo Jath, due to differing styles and Kallo's belief that Gil doesn't respect the work that went into the ''Tempest'''s construction. It ends up being PlayedForDrama once the reasons for their antagonism become clear. On Kallo's end, his PhotographicMemory is so strong that he perceives all the work that went into the ship and his friendships with the rest of the construction team is still happening and he's not willing to let those things go. On Gil's end, he points out that the ''Tempest'' wasn't built with [[NegativeSpaceWedgie the Scourge]] and the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the kett]] in mind, and he's honestly afraid that the lives of the crew are going to end up in danger because Kallo's sentimentality kept them from adapting.

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** In ''MassEffectAndromeda'', ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', this is the relationship between the chief engineer Gil Brodie and the pilot Kallo Jath, due to differing styles and Kallo's belief that Gil doesn't respect the work that went into the ''Tempest'''s construction. It ends up being PlayedForDrama once the reasons for their antagonism become clear. On Kallo's end, his PhotographicMemory is so strong that he perceives all the work that went into the ship and his friendships with the rest of the construction team is still happening and he's not willing to let those things go. On Gil's end, he points out that the ''Tempest'' wasn't built with [[NegativeSpaceWedgie the Scourge]] and the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the kett]] in mind, and he's honestly afraid that the lives of the crew are going to end up in danger because Kallo's sentimentality kept them from adapting.
26th Mar '17 6:22:58 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** In ''MassEffectAndromeda'', this is the relationship between the chief engineer Gil Brodie and the pilot Kallo Jath, due to differing styles and Kallo's belief that Gil doesn't respect the work that went into the ''Tempest'''s construction. It ends up being PlayedForDrama once the reasons for their antagonism become clear. On Kallo's end, his PhotographicMemory is so strong that he perceives all the work that went into the ship and his friendships with the rest of the construction team is still happening and he's not willing to let those things go. On Gil's end, he points out that the ''Tempest'' wasn't built with [[NegativeSpaceWedgie the Scourge]] and the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the kett]] in mind, and he's honestly afraid that the lives of the crew are going to end up in danger because Kallo's sentimentality kept them from adapting.
22nd Mar '17 7:11:05 AM Dragon101
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** Several of Kim's actual enemies- including her ArchEnemy [[MadScientist Dr Drakken]] and his henchwoman [[TheDragon She-Go]], ended up evolving / devolving into this sort of relationship, DependingOnTheWriter. Drakken has tried to outright kill Kim Possible on several occasions, but he has also spent a great deal of time trying to publicly embarrass or bicker with her; She-Go, meanwhile, is just as likely to take pot shots at Kim's fashion sense as fight her to the death, and once stole a green leather jacket simply because Kim had her eye on it.
** Drakken arguably has the supervillain equivalent of this in Professor Dementor, his AlwaysSomeoneBetter arch-rival who keeps one-upping him with better funding, equipment, henchmen and general level of success. They rarely actually fight, though Drakken has been known to steal from Dementor because his inventions are grudgingly better.
22nd Mar '17 6:49:47 AM Dragon101
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Note that these aren't necessarily unique to sitcoms, and other stories- including more comedic action stories-, can have a character who fills this role, sometimes even if there is a character who fulfils the role of an actual ArchEnemy. In the more lighthearted action shows, particularly in certain cartoons and kid shows, sometimes the actual ArchEnemy will act like a Sitcom arch-nemesis when the story or comedy demands it, alternating between trying to murder the main character(s) and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking trying to wreck their birthday party the next]].
19th Mar '17 12:15:39 PM Gaby007
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* ''[[Fanfic/BlackSky]]'': After being kinda humiliated by Barty's superior knowledge in languages, Squalo considers his very existence as a taunt towards him. There's also the fact he's Varia Quality but will never join the organization, which deprives Squalo from the opportunity to raise his minions' general level of competence. Oh, and Barty just ''likes'' to rile him up.

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* ''[[Fanfic/BlackSky]]'': ''Fanfic/BlackSky'': After being kinda humiliated by Barty's superior knowledge in languages, Squalo considers his very existence as a taunt towards him. There's also the fact he's Varia Quality but will never join the organization, which deprives Squalo from the opportunity to raise his minions' general level of competence. Oh, and Barty just ''likes'' to rile him up.
19th Mar '17 12:14:39 PM Gaby007
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* ''[[Fanfic/BlackSky]]'': After being kinda humiliated by Barty's superior knowledge in languages, Squalo considers his very existence as a taunt towards him. There's also the fact he's Varia Quality but will never join the organization, which deprives Squalo from the opportunity to raise his minions' general level of competence. Oh, and Barty just ''likes'' to rile him up.
12th Mar '17 11:05:01 AM nombretomado
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* In the first season of ''MitchBenn's Crimes Against Music'' Mitch's arch-nemesis was Richard Stilgoe, especially as Robin Ince mentioned Stilgoe whenever Mitch referred to himself as Creator/TheBBC's most popular satirical songwriter. They eventually battled it out in the final episode of the season, and became friends.

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* In the first season of ''MitchBenn's ''Music/MitchBenn's Crimes Against Music'' Mitch's arch-nemesis was Richard Stilgoe, especially as Robin Ince mentioned Stilgoe whenever Mitch referred to himself as Creator/TheBBC's most popular satirical songwriter. They eventually battled it out in the final episode of the season, and became friends.
8th Mar '17 6:17:39 PM KeithM
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--->'''Wil:''' ''(to Brent)'' Don't worry, it doesn't take up a lot of your time.
24th Feb '17 9:33:57 PM Luppercus
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* Babar and Rataxes’ animosity in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' is basically a version of this trope with diplomatic relationships, as the show is mostly comedic and lighthearted, the rivalry between both sovereigns is PlayedForLaughs most of the time. Only in the movies Rataxes is truly evil.
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