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7th Jan '17 2:37:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/StarTrek'', Spock Prime cites this trope as the reason why Kirk and Spock ''must'' learn to work together; it is the only way the ''Enterprise'' can defeat Nero.

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In ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009), Spock Prime cites this trope as the reason why Kirk and Spock ''must'' learn to work together; it is the only way the ''Enterprise'' can defeat Nero.
7th Jan '17 2:36:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie'' actually has the CareBearStare fail at the end, while simply telling people about true friendship works.
* Even in the spin-off feature film ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', [[spoiler:despite being in a human world, the same friendships Twilight developed in Equestria work here to magically defeat the demonic form of Sunset Shimmer.]]



** ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie'' actually has the former fail at the end, while the latter works.



** Even in the spin-off feature film ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', [[spoiler:despite being in a human world, the same friendships Twilight developed in Equestria work here to magically defeat the demonic form of Sunset Shimmer.]]
7th Jan '17 2:35:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/DeepBlueSea'': lampshaded when Creator/SamuelLJackson gives a big speech about the Power of Teamwork, just before [[spoiler: being unceremoniously eaten by a shark.]]



* At the end of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', George Bailey ends up being saved by one of the more mundane versions of this trope: after he was falsely accused of stealing some money placed in his care that is now missing, all the people he's helped over the years come together and give him enough cash to replace the money that was stolen.
* ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' focuses on the friendship between King George VI and his speech therapist and how it helped the former grow into a strong leader.
* In ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen,'' the group is ready to give up after one of the members betrays the group and they're almost killed. Tom Sawyer makes a dandy little speech about team unity and how they can win this fight because they have each other. Suddenly, and from that point on, everyone is [=BFFs=] and ready to fight.
** Thankfully, most of that scene was cut, indicating that the production team decided that giving any more screen time to an already insufferable [[TheScrappy token American character]] was a bad idea.
* Sam and Frodo's friendship in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' can be summarised in eleven simple words: "I can't carry it for You, but I can carry You".


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* ''Film/DeepBlueSea'': lampshaded when Creator/SamuelLJackson gives a big speech about the Power of Teamwork, just before [[spoiler: being unceremoniously eaten by a shark.]]
* At the end of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', George Bailey ends up being saved by one of the more mundane versions of this trope: after he was falsely accused of stealing some money placed in his care that is now missing, all the people he's helped over the years come together and give him enough cash to replace the money that was stolen.
* ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' focuses on the friendship between King George VI and his speech therapist and how it helped the former grow into a strong leader.
* In ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen,'' the group is ready to give up after one of the members betrays the group and they're almost killed. Tom Sawyer makes a dandy little speech about team unity and how they can win this fight because they have each other. Suddenly, and from that point on, everyone is [=BFFs=] and ready to fight.
** Thankfully, most of that scene was cut, indicating that the production team decided that giving any more screen time to an already insufferable [[TheScrappy token American character]] was a bad idea.
* Sam and Frodo's friendship in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' can be summarised in eleven simple words: "I can't carry it for You, but I can carry You".
7th Jan '17 2:34:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[{{Madeline}} Madeline: Lost in Paris]]'', "[[{{AwesomeMusic}} Togetherness Will Set Us Free]]" is built on this trope, with Madeline encouraging her new friends inside the sweetshop they are imprisoned in to work together for their freedom. This later leads to the girls to work together [[spoiler: to take out the BigBad and her [[{{TheDragon}} dragon]], with the help of Madeline's friends from the Old House in Paris]].
* A big theme of the MarvelCinematicUniverse:

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* In ''[[{{Madeline}} ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}} Madeline: Lost in Paris]]'', "[[{{AwesomeMusic}} Togetherness Will Set Us Free]]" is built on this trope, with Madeline encouraging her new friends inside the sweetshop they are imprisoned in to work together for their freedom. This later leads to the girls to work together [[spoiler: to take out the BigBad and her [[{{TheDragon}} dragon]], with the help of Madeline's friends from the Old House in Paris]].
* A big theme of the MarvelCinematicUniverse:Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
26th Dec '16 1:54:26 PM Perseus
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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and [[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness its sequel]], Shadow Pokémon are Pokémon that have been subjected to a process that strips them of their emotions, leaving behind mindless killing machines. How do you undo this corruption? Simply by spending time with the Pokémon and caring for them.
25th Dec '16 8:29:22 AM DrSleep
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* ''Film/TheAvengers2012'': Obviously a major theme in the movie.
** Tony Stark's kindness towards and acceptance of Bruce Banner/The Hulk, refusing to treat him like a ticking time bomb the way everyone else is, has drastic consequences later on, as not only does his insistence that the Hulk can be used for good get through to Bruce, [[ChangedMyMindKid who decides to come back to help during the final battle]], but the Hulk ''remembers'' Tony and winds up saving his life.



* Played with in ''Film/IronMan2''. [[spoiler:When Rhodes takes the Mk II, his BeamOWar with Tony produces a powerful blast, which is needed in the climax to defeat Whiplash after Rhodey makes up with Tony.]]



* A big theme of the MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** Played with in ''Film/IronMan2''. [[spoiler:When Rhodes takes the Mk II, his BeamOWar with Tony produces a powerful blast, which is needed in the climax to defeat Whiplash after Rhodey makes up with Tony.]]
** ''Film/TheAvengers2012'': Tony Stark's kindness towards and acceptance of Bruce Banner/The Hulk, refusing to treat him like a ticking time bomb the way everyone else is, has drastic consequences later on, as not only does his insistence that the Hulk can be used for good get through to Bruce, [[ChangedMyMindKid who decides to come back to help during the final battle]], but the Hulk ''remembers'' Tony and winds up saving his life.
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has the [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight climactic fight]] between Steve and [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Bucky| Barnes}}, the titular {{brainwashed| and crazy}} soldier. After the lives of 20 million people are no longer at stake, Steve drops his shield out of the Helicarrier and refuses to fight his best friend, which results in Bucky more-or-less overcoming his programming and saving Steve from certain death after he falls into the Potomac.]]
-->'''Steve:''' I'm not going to fight you. You're my friend.
-->'''[[spoiler:Bucky]]:''' You're my mission. [[PunctuatedPounding YOU'RE! MY! MISSION!]]
-->'''Steve:''' Then finish it, 'cause [[MeaningfulEcho I'm with you to the end of the line.]]
** The climax of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', as fitting for a space fantasy movie, features the power of friendship ''weaponized''. [[spoiler:When Peter manages to snatch the Infinity Stone away from the BigBad Ronan, the power bursting from it threatens to kill him. However, he's saved when his teammates, recalling a memory of several beings attempting to share its power, take each other's hands to divide the immense load. Thus the four (and a half) of them together are able to wield the Infinity Stone, letting them use its power to obliterate Ronan.]]
-->'''Ronan''': [[ThisCannotBe You're mortal! How?!]]
-->'''Peter''': You said it yourself, bitch. We're the Guardians of the Galaxy.



* The climax of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', as fitting for a space fantasy movie, features the power of friendship ''weaponized''. [[spoiler:When Peter manages to snatch the Infinity Stone away from the BigBad Ronan, the power bursting from it threatens to kill him. However, he's saved when his teammates, recalling a memory of several beings attempting to share its power, take each other's hands to divide the immense load. Thus the four (and a half) of them together are able to wield the Infinity Stone, letting them use its power to obliterate Ronan.]]
-->'''Ronan''': [[ThisCannotBe You're mortal! How?!]]
-->'''Peter''': You said it yourself, bitch. We're the Guardians of the Galaxy.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has the [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight climactic fight]] between Steve and [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Bucky| Barnes}}, the titular {{brainwashed| and crazy}} soldier. After the lives of 20 million people are no longer at stake, Steve drops his shield out of the Helicarrier and refuses to fight his best friend, which results in Bucky more-or-less overcoming his programming and saving Steve from certain death after he falls into the Potomac.]]
-->'''Steve:''' I'm not going to fight you. You're my friend.
-->'''[[spoiler:Bucky]]:''' You're my mission. [[PunctuatedPounding YOU'RE! MY! MISSION!]]
-->'''Steve:''' Then finish it, 'cause [[MeaningfulEcho I'm with you to the end of the line.]]
20th Dec '16 4:00:47 PM khalcyon2011
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* The reason why the Human species has become the dominant species of Earth, along with great creativity, the ability of think out strategies and unlimited ruthlessness.

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* The reason why the Human species has become the dominant species of Earth, Earth, along with great creativity, the ability of think out strategies and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick unlimited ruthlessness.]]
2nd Dec '16 6:21:18 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has the "Confidant" system, where every character you get to know over your year in Tokyo gives you cheaper rates at shops, new items, or new abilities in battle, along with the standard ability from previous ''Persona'' games to fuse stronger {{Guardian Entit|y}}ies.
7th Nov '16 12:06:48 AM narm00
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* ''Byron Falls'' from John Wick's ''[[http://johnwickpresents.com/big-book-of-little-games/ Big Book Of Little Games]]'' utilizes it in mechanics - players divide points between their friends - the more points asigned to a person, the stronger is your relationship with them. When you help one of those friends, you use number of dices equal to how many points you spend on them. However, it also [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs the trope]] - you cannot asign the same number of points to two different friends, and if any of them betrays you, they use number of dice equal points you spend on them for all actions against you.
* ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'' runs on this and ComingOfAgeStory, with one character achieving something impossible - [[spoiler:since [[EldritchAbomination Actuals]] can't have souls]] - because Chuubo wished for a friend. For Nightmare's Angel/Leonardo/Dulcinea, however it's actually ''inverted'' - one of the character's Empowered Wounds is about ''rejecting'' friendship. This isn't to say that deep down they don't ''want'' it - as [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?693038-Chuubo-s-Marvelous-Wish-Granting-Engine-Kickstarter-thread-Double-Plus-Good-Edition&p=16969778#post16969778 one rpgnet poster]] put it: "Yes, she definitely has the I Have No Friends thing, it's even on her character sheet. But, well... it wouldn't be there if she didn't ''care'' about having friends. She doesn't have I Don't Own A Walrus as a source of power, after all." However Leonardo/Dulcinea's unique stew of megalomania and emotional damage means that they're really bad at acting on or expressing it, and as such draw power from loneliness instead.

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* ''Byron Falls'' from John Wick's ''[[http://johnwickpresents.com/big-book-of-little-games/ Big Book Of Little Games]]'' utilizes it in mechanics - players divide points between their friends - friends, and the more points asigned assigned to a person, the stronger is your relationship with them. When you help one of those friends, you use number of dices equal to how many points you spend on them. However, it also [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs the trope]] - you cannot asign the same number of points to two different friends, and if any of them betrays you, they use number of dice equal points you spend on them for all actions against you.
* ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'' runs on this and ComingOfAgeStory, with one character achieving something impossible - [[spoiler:since [[EldritchAbomination Actuals]] can't have souls]] - because Chuubo wished for a friend. For Nightmare's Nightmares' Angel/Leonardo/Dulcinea, however however, it's actually ''inverted'' - one of the character's Empowered Wounds is about ''rejecting'' friendship. This isn't to say that deep down they don't ''want'' it - as [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?693038-Chuubo-s-Marvelous-Wish-Granting-Engine-Kickstarter-thread-Double-Plus-Good-Edition&p=16969778#post16969778 one rpgnet poster]] put it: "Yes, she definitely has the I Have No Friends thing, it's even on her character sheet. But, well... it wouldn't be there if she didn't ''care'' about having friends. She doesn't have I Don't Own A Walrus as a source of power, after all." However Leonardo/Dulcinea's unique stew of megalomania and emotional damage means that they're really bad at acting on or expressing it, and as such draw power from loneliness instead.
6th Nov '16 5:21:20 PM 123zane321
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** As one Youtuber described it: "Broskandar took the Power of Friendship and '''''fucking weaponized it!'''''"
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