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12th Aug '16 8:09:11 AM oforiousmic
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** Reinhard and Kircheis. They were childhood friends, and Kircheis became Reinhard's first follower, his closest (only, in fact) friend, [[NumberTwo trusted confidant and right hand man (being quite brilliant on his own right)]], [[TheConsigliere providing good advice and overall having a tempering effect on Reinhard]]. His murder that takes place in front of Reinhard's eyes (as Kircheis is shielding him from an attack) is [[HeroicBSOD such a blow to Reinhard]] that he never completely gets over it, and Kircheis' loss is felt keenly through the rest of the story. To hammer the point home, Kircheis' first name is "Siegfried", and Reinhard is associated with "Brunhild" (the name of his flagship that he always uses to travel).

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** Reinhard and Kircheis. They were childhood friends, and Kircheis became Reinhard's first follower, his closest (only, in fact) friend, [[OnlyFriend friend]], [[NumberTwo trusted confidant and right hand man (being quite brilliant on his own right)]], [[TheConsigliere providing good advice and overall having a tempering effect on Reinhard]]. His murder that takes place in front of Reinhard's eyes (as Kircheis is shielding him from an attack) is [[HeroicBSOD such a blow to Reinhard]] that he never completely gets over it, and Kircheis' loss is felt keenly through the rest of the story. To hammer the point home, Kircheis' first name is "Siegfried", and Reinhard is associated with "Brunhild" (the name of his flagship that he always uses to travel).



* In ''Seven Ghost'', Mikage is the {{only friend}} that Teito has. Mikage likewise is very attached to Teito and fiercely protective of him. After a few plot events, [[BigBad Ayanami]] hijacks Mikage's body and irrepairably destroys his soul. Frau is forced to kill him to save Teito's life. It's worse, in that Mikage dies smiling in Teito's arms before dissolving into feathers. It's made better/worse, depending on the viewer, when Mikage's soul is reincarnated into the cutest bunny-dragon you ever did see.

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* In ''Seven Ghost'', Mikage is the {{only friend}} [[OnlyFriend only friend]] that Teito has. Mikage likewise is very attached to Teito and fiercely protective of him. After a few plot events, [[BigBad Ayanami]] hijacks Mikage's body and irrepairably destroys his soul. Frau is forced to kill him to save Teito's life. It's worse, in that Mikage dies smiling in Teito's arms before dissolving into feathers. It's made better/worse, depending on the viewer, when Mikage's soul is reincarnated into the cutest bunny-dragon you ever did see.



* ''Film/BeastsOfNoNation'': [[spoiler:Strika becomes Agu's [[OnlyFriend]] while serving as child soldiers in the NDF. When Strika dies, there's nothing holding Agu to the NDF anymore]].

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* ''Film/BeastsOfNoNation'': [[spoiler:Strika becomes Agu's [[OnlyFriend]] [[OnlyFriend only friend]] while serving as child soldiers in the NDF. When Strika dies, there's nothing holding Agu to the NDF anymore]].
12th Aug '16 8:07:00 AM oforiousmic
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* In ''Seven Ghost'', Mikage is the only friend that Teito has. Mikage likewise is very attached to Teito and fiercely protective of him. After a few plot events, [[BigBad Ayanami]] hijacks Mikage's body and irrepairably destroys his soul. Frau is forced to kill him to save Teito's life. It's worse, in that Mikage dies smiling in Teito's arms before dissolving into feathers. It's made better/worse, depending on the viewer, when Mikage's soul is reincarnated into the cutest bunny-dragon you ever did see.

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* In ''Seven Ghost'', Mikage is the only friend {{only friend}} that Teito has. Mikage likewise is very attached to Teito and fiercely protective of him. After a few plot events, [[BigBad Ayanami]] hijacks Mikage's body and irrepairably destroys his soul. Frau is forced to kill him to save Teito's life. It's worse, in that Mikage dies smiling in Teito's arms before dissolving into feathers. It's made better/worse, depending on the viewer, when Mikage's soul is reincarnated into the cutest bunny-dragon you ever did see.



* ''Film/BeastsOfNoNation'': [[spoiler:Strika becomes Agu's only friend while serving as child soldiers in the NDF. When Strika dies, there's nothing holding Agu to the NDF anymore]].

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* ''Film/BeastsOfNoNation'': [[spoiler:Strika becomes Agu's only friend [[OnlyFriend]] while serving as child soldiers in the NDF. When Strika dies, there's nothing holding Agu to the NDF anymore]].
12th Aug '16 8:01:01 AM oforiousmic
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* ''Film/BeastsOfNoNation'': [[spoiler:Spika becomes Agu's only friend while serving as child soldiers in the NDF. When Spika dies, there's nothing holding Agu to the NDF anymore]].

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* ''Film/BeastsOfNoNation'': [[spoiler:Spika [[spoiler:Strika becomes Agu's only friend while serving as child soldiers in the NDF. When Spika Strika dies, there's nothing holding Agu to the NDF anymore]].
12th Aug '16 7:57:21 AM oforiousmic
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jean]] and [[TheHeart Marco]], who become close friends during their three years in training together. Both dream of joining the Military Police Brigade, but for very different reasons and are opposites in terms of demeanor. However, Marco recognizes and encourages Jean's potential as TheLeader, seeing in him someone capable of much more than he's {{YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre willing to believe}}. During the gruesome cleanup of Trost in the aftermath of the battle there, Jean discovers [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe what remains]] of Marco. The meaningless and lonely death of his best friend prompts Jean to abandon his selfish ideals, and enlist in the Survey Corps where he quickly establishes himself as a capable young leader. When the others joke wondering [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness what happened]] to the Jean they all knew, he states his intention to not disappoint [[MeaningfulFuneral those charred bones]] he saw.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jean]] and [[TheHeart Marco]], who become close friends during their three years in training together. Both dream of joining the Military Police Brigade, but for very different reasons and are opposites in terms of demeanor. However, Marco recognizes and encourages Jean's potential as TheLeader, seeing in him someone capable of much more than he's {{YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre willing to believe}}.believe]]. During the gruesome cleanup of Trost in the aftermath of the battle there, Jean discovers [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe what remains]] of Marco. The meaningless and lonely death of his best friend prompts Jean to abandon his selfish ideals, and enlist in the Survey Corps where he quickly establishes himself as a capable young leader. When the others joke wondering [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness what happened]] to the Jean they all knew, he states his intention to not disappoint [[MeaningfulFuneral those charred bones]] he saw.
12th Aug '16 7:55:48 AM oforiousmic
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jean]] and [[TheHeart Marco]], who become close friends during their three years in training together. Both dream of joining the Military Police Brigade, but for very different reasons and are opposites in terms of demeanor. However, Marco recognizes and encourages Jean's potential as TheLeader, seeing in him someone capable of much more than he's willing to believe. During the gruesome cleanup of Trost in the aftermath of the battle there, Jean discovers [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe what remains]] of Marco. The meaningless and lonely death of his best friend prompts Jean to abandon his selfish ideals, and enlist in the Survey Corps where he quickly establishes himself as a capable young leader. When the others joke wondering [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness what happened]] to the Jean they all knew, he states his intention to not disappoint [[MeaningfulFuneral those charred bones]] he saw.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jean]] and [[TheHeart Marco]], who become close friends during their three years in training together. Both dream of joining the Military Police Brigade, but for very different reasons and are opposites in terms of demeanor. However, Marco recognizes and encourages Jean's potential as TheLeader, seeing in him someone capable of much more than he's {{YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre willing to believe.believe}}. During the gruesome cleanup of Trost in the aftermath of the battle there, Jean discovers [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe what remains]] of Marco. The meaningless and lonely death of his best friend prompts Jean to abandon his selfish ideals, and enlist in the Survey Corps where he quickly establishes himself as a capable young leader. When the others joke wondering [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness what happened]] to the Jean they all knew, he states his intention to not disappoint [[MeaningfulFuneral those charred bones]] he saw.
8th Aug '16 9:52:58 PM Pamina
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* Female version in ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' with Elphaba and Glinda. Although Elphaba doesn't actually die, Glinda thinks she's dead in the end, and it's implied that thanks to having known, learned from and lost her, Glinda will finally become the good, wise leader that the people of Oz believe she is. "Who can say if I've been changed for the better/but because I knew you, I have been changed for good."
28th Jul '16 12:01:53 PM piraml
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* Female version in ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' with Elphaba and Glinda - although Elphaba doesn't actually die, Glinda thinks she's dead in the end. "Who can say if I've been changed for the better/but because I knew you, I have been changed for good."
17th Jul '16 8:13:54 PM lalaTKG
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* In ''Manga/SevenGhost'', Mikage is the only friend that Teito has. Mikage likewise is very attached to Teito and fiercely protective of him. After a few plot events, [[BigBad Ayanami]] hijacks Mikage's body and irrepairably destroys his soul. Frau is forced to kill him to save Teito's life. It's worse, in that Mikage dies smiling in Teito's arms before dissolving into feathers. It's made better/worse, depending on the viewer, when Mikage's soul is reincarnated into the cutest bunny-dragon you ever did see.

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* In ''Manga/SevenGhost'', ''Seven Ghost'', Mikage is the only friend that Teito has. Mikage likewise is very attached to Teito and fiercely protective of him. After a few plot events, [[BigBad Ayanami]] hijacks Mikage's body and irrepairably destroys his soul. Frau is forced to kill him to save Teito's life. It's worse, in that Mikage dies smiling in Teito's arms before dissolving into feathers. It's made better/worse, depending on the viewer, when Mikage's soul is reincarnated into the cutest bunny-dragon you ever did see.



** Then there are Eren and Armin, whose relationship was far closer and more intense in the manga than in the anime. Armin, brilliant but physically weak, often doubted his self-worth in his DoomedHometown and in the physically-demanding soldier training he and Eren both went through. Eren saw his friend for the genius he was, and constantly put himself in harm's way to protect Armin - to the point of jumping into a Titan's mouth to save Armin, sacrificing his life in the process. Of course, HeGotBetter, but that moment where he watched helplessly as his best friend died for him changed Armin forever. From then on, he started volunteering to come up with crazy strategies that had a habit of working; he saved the world far more effectively than even Eren did, just by trusting in his own strength like Eren had. But the truely tragic part of this friendship happens much later in the manga, when (big, BIG spoiler, seriously) [[spoiler: Armin gives up his own life so that Eren can defeat the Colossal Titan. He just saved the world, changing everyone's lives irrevocably...but the look on Eren's face shows just how shocked and heartbroken he is to lose his oldest and closest friend]].

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** Then there are Eren and Armin, whose relationship was far closer and more intense in the manga than in the anime. Armin, brilliant but physically weak, often doubted his self-worth in his DoomedHometown and in the physically-demanding soldier training he and Eren both went through. Eren saw his friend for the genius he was, and constantly put himself in harm's way to protect Armin - to the point of jumping into a Titan's mouth to save Armin, sacrificing his life in the process. Of course, HeGotBetter, he got better, but that moment where he watched helplessly as his best friend died for him changed Armin forever. From then on, he started volunteering to come up with crazy strategies that had a habit of working; he saved the world far more effectively than even Eren did, just by trusting in his own strength like Eren had. But the truely tragic part of this friendship happens much later in the manga, when (big, BIG spoiler, seriously) [[spoiler: Armin gives up his own life so that Eren can defeat the Colossal Titan. He just saved the world, changing everyone's lives irrevocably...but the look on Eren's face shows just how shocked and heartbroken he is to lose his oldest and closest friend]].
12th Jul '16 3:35:11 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'': In the last volume of the series, this is implied to have happened with [[ThePrankster then-prankster]] Silchas Ruin and [[TheQuietOne war veteran]] Kagamandra Tulas Shorn. They are implied to have been very close before the civil war, and politics see them end up on opposing sides. But when Tulas inexplicably disappeares, presumed dead, Silchas Ruin is so devastated even his WarriorPrince brother Anomander Rake feels compelled to take out some time from trying to safe the realm to help Silchas Ruin look for Tulas' corpse -- although later Silchas comes to the conclusion that his brother was the one to kill Tulas to begin with. Eventually, the series' final volume sees a tearful -- and [[VitriolicBestBuds manly snarky]] -- reunion, with Tulas, [[TheUndead now undead]], having escaped the Realm of the Dead, and they fulfill their hearts' wish to [[BashBrothers fight side by side]], Tulas dieing a second and final time at Silchas Ruin's side.

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In the last volume of the series, this is implied to have happened with [[ThePrankster then-prankster]] Silchas Ruin and [[TheQuietOne war veteran]] Kagamandra Tulas Shorn. They are implied to have been very close before the civil war, and politics see them end up on opposing sides. But when Tulas inexplicably disappeares, presumed dead, Silchas Ruin is so devastated even his WarriorPrince brother Anomander Rake feels compelled to take out some time from trying to safe the realm to help Silchas Ruin look for Tulas' corpse -- although later Silchas comes to the conclusion that his brother was the one to kill Tulas to begin with. Eventually, the series' final volume sees a tearful -- and [[VitriolicBestBuds manly snarky]] -- reunion, with Tulas, [[TheUndead now undead]], having escaped the Realm of the Dead, and they fulfill their hearts' wish to [[BashBrothers fight side by side]], Tulas dieing a second and final time at Silchas Ruin's side.side.
** Icarium Lifestealer and Mappo Runt also qualify. They have been HeterosexualLifePartners for centuries, wandering the world together, and are close enough to openly speak about their deep feelings of friendship. Even though Mappo was originally meant as a guardian and minder for Icarium, Icarium's generous and noble nature makes Mappo cherish him, and despite having severe problems with [[TraumaInducedAmnesia memories]], Icarium can by the feeling of familiarity alone tell that Mappo is indeed who he claims to be. When they are attacked and separated, Mappo crosses half the world to find Icarium again, only to die mere metres away from his friend. However, it is heavily implied that this is the turning point for Icarium and the latter finally regains at least some of his memories, enabling him to take his life back into his own hands.
8th Jul '16 5:47:34 AM NekoTroper
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** [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender Saber]] and Lancer comes across like this, despite being oppsite genders. The two of them share the same code of ethics in a conflict which doesn't have a place for their knightly chivalry, and while they are enemies [[EnemyMine for the most part]], they connect more strongly to each other than to anyone else. Lancer's death is a pivotal moment in her character arc, and without him there is no one who truly understands and respects her.
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