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22nd Sep '16 8:58:12 AM The_Audacity
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** The matter gets clear up when you look at Relius's Astral Finish. [[spoiler:When Relius performs his astral finish on Hazama, Hazama is practically given the VIP treatment in comparison to the other characters; While he does seem to be confined in a magical circle, Hazama is sitting comfortably in a chair completely unrestrained. The whole finish consists of Relius giving a stern talking to Hazama for getting cared away, while Hazama looks legitimately apologetic, and the astral ends with Hazama getting nothing more than a punch to the chest.]]
** Meanwhile, when Relius performs the Astral finish on [[spoiler:Hazama's Terumi form, Terumi seems to somehow get it worst than everyone else: In this finish, Terumi is restrained to the very same chair Hazama was sitting on in front of a gigantic mirror exposing his ghost form. Relius then gives his usual speech that makes it look that Terumi is about to getting the typical “lab treatment”; when the doors close and Terumi screams FAR LOUDER than everyone else about the pain, proving that Relius managed hurt his ghost form. So yeah, it's pretty clear where everyone stands.]]
20th Sep '16 1:22:30 PM ZimFan89
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** Reenforced in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', where Mick makes it clear that the only reason he's going along with the team is because Snart is, and it's later established that they've been friends since they met in juvie. [[spoiler: Sadly, the series also sees the breakdown of their relationship, as Snart's [[CharacterDevelopment development]] into a NobleDemon leaves him often in stark contrast to Mick's [[CardCarryingVillain card-carrying evil]], ultimately driving Mick into betraying the team, and Snart having to kill him ([[AmbiguousEnding possibly]]).]]

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** Reenforced in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', where Mick makes it clear that the only reason he's going along with the team is because Snart is, and it's later established that they've been friends since they met in juvie. [[spoiler: Sadly, the series also sees the breakdown of their relationship, as Snart's [[CharacterDevelopment development]] into a NobleDemon leaves him often in stark contrast to Mick's [[CardCarryingVillain card-carrying evil]], ultimately driving Mick into betraying the team, and Snart having to kill leave him ([[AmbiguousEnding possibly]]).]]for dead. Later, however, when Mick returns as the Time Masters' brainwashed goon Chronos, it's Snart who's able to snap him out of it.]]
* Also mirroring a comicbook example of this trope, ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' features Oswald "Penguin" Cobblepot and Edward Nygma. When they meet in Season 2, they hit it off fairly well from the start, Nygma admiring Penguin as an inspiration. He helps Penguin get over [[spoiler: his mother's death]] and the loss of his power base, forging a lasting bond. The two are seen eating meals and singing songs together, and when Nygma is incarcerated in Arkham in Season 3, Penguin visits him regularly and sends him presents.
11th Sep '16 12:21:22 PM jimi13
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** Also, even though Doom sees him basically as a means to an end (well exemplified in [[spoiler:the original and [[Comicbook/SecretWars2015 newest version]] of]] ''Comicbook/SecretWars''), he treats the Molecule Man pretty well. It was even thanks to Doom that Owen realized the extent of his power, even though it further damaged his sanity.

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** Also, even though Doom sees him basically as a means to an end (well exemplified in [[spoiler:the original and [[Comicbook/SecretWars2015 newest version]] of]] ''Comicbook/SecretWars''), he treats the Molecule Man pretty well. It was even thanks to Doom that Owen realized the extent of his power, even though it further damaged his sanity.damaged.
* After their time together during ''Comicbook/ForeverEvil'', SelfDemonstrating/{{Sinestro}} and ComicBook/BlackAdam seems to have developed one, even though the former do consider the later somewhat [[LargeHam excessive]].
16th Aug '16 4:55:26 PM SSJMagus
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*** Tsukiko firmly believes that she and Xykon are friends, allies, and [[ILoveTheDead soon-to-be lovers]]. Xykon sees her as an expendable pawn [[spoiler:and is indifferent when Redcloak feeds her to her own wights.]]

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*** Tsukiko firmly believes that she and Xykon are friends, allies, and [[ILoveTheDead soon-to-be lovers]]. Xykon sees her as an expendable pawn [[spoiler:and is indifferent (aside from amusement with the method of execution) when Redcloak feeds her to her own wights.]]



*** While Malack's ultimate goal was rather different from that of rest of the Vector Legion, they're all aware of and perfectly okay with this. [[spoiler:Because as an immortal vampire, he would be able to carry out his mass ritual execution of the continent's population ''after'' the human members had lived it up like kings for decades and then died of natural causes.]]






* Rich Burlew (author of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'') wrote an article on giving TTRPG villains personalities that extended beyond acting purely to further the plan. The example he gave was a campaign in which two villains who were working together and whom the heroes fully expected to backstab each other, because they just couldn't believe that the villains ''really were'' best friends.

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* Rich Burlew (author of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'') wrote an article on giving TTRPG villains personalities that extended beyond acting purely to further the plan. The example he gave was a campaign in which two villains who were working together and whom the heroes fully expected to backstab each other, because they just couldn't believe that the villains ''really were'' best friends. When the players tried to induce such a betrayal by having the heroes pass intel about one villain to the other, they were shocked when no attempt was made to exploit the information.
13th Aug '16 1:31:18 PM gophergiggles
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* Killer Frost and King Shark from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham'' are the only two members of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Suicide Squad]] who not only don't dislike or want to screw over one another, but actually like and genuinely become friends with one another. They actively look out for and protect one another, and [[spoiler:Frost is ''genuinely'' cross when Shark's implanted explosive kills him.]] Not bad at all for a relationship that started with Shark trying to ''[[ImAHumanitarian eat]]'' Frost and getting a swift kick to the nuts for it, eh?


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** An offer of this is what sways Discord into helping Tirek conquer Equestria. Unfortunately it's far from a real friendship and Discord gets bitten in the arse ''hard'' for it.
30th Jul '16 7:15:19 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}''; [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk]] and his [[TheDragon Dragon]] James Wesley. Beyond acting as his head enforcer, Wesley helps Fisk woo the woman he loves and encourages him to do things that make him happy. In return, Fisk speaks fondly of Wesley and even gives him a genuine "Thank You" for everything he's done. [[spoiler: Fisk takes it ''really'' badly when Wesley is gunned down. by Karen Paige.]]

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}''; [[ComicBook/TheKingpin [[Creator/VincentDonofrio Wilson Fisk]] and his [[TheDragon Dragon]] right-hand man James Wesley. Beyond acting as his head enforcer, Wesley helps Fisk woo the woman he loves Vanessa and encourages him to do things that make him happy. In return, Fisk speaks fondly of Wesley and even gives him a genuine "Thank You" for everything he's done. [[spoiler: Fisk takes it ''really'' badly when Wesley is gunned down. by after Karen Paige.Page kills Wesley.]]
30th Jul '16 2:49:22 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* Bacon and Arcane Olga from ''VideoGame/Shadow Hearts''. Bacon uses no less than three previous [[ArcVillain ArcVillains]] and two [[BigBad BigBads]] from previous installments as [[UnwittingPawn UnwittingPawns]], yet Olga is the only one he speaks candidly about his plans with seemingly just cause he enjoys her company and her UndyingLoyalty keeps her from being a security risk.

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* Bacon and Arcane Olga from ''VideoGame/Shadow Hearts''.''VideoGame/ShadowHearts''. Bacon uses no less than three previous [[ArcVillain ArcVillains]] and two [[BigBad BigBads]] from previous installments as [[UnwittingPawn UnwittingPawns]], yet Olga is the only one he speaks candidly about his plans with seemingly just cause he enjoys her company and her UndyingLoyalty keeps her from being a security risk.
30th Jul '16 2:48:13 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* Bacon and Arcane Olga from ''VideoGame/Shadow Hearts''. Bacon uses no less than three previous [[ArcVillain ArcVillains]] and two [[BigBad BigBads]] from previous installments as [[UnwittingPawn UnwittingPawns]], yet Olga is the only one he speaks candidly about his plans with seemingly just cause he enjoys her company and her UndyingLoyalty keeps her from being a security risk.
9th Jul '16 4:10:02 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'': Hokuto and Kiria, as in canon; it's noted that Hokuto agreed not to enact his plan to revive Alucard unless Kiria failed in his own plan to use Chrono Displacement to rewrite history, even though Hokuto was firmly convinced that Kiria's plan was doomed from the start. Nonetheless, when Kiria's plan ''does'' fail at the end of Act III, resulting in Kiria's death at Tsukune's hands, Hokuto has almost no reaction; if anything, he's actually ''happy'' that Kiria's dead since he can now enact his own scheme.
8th Jul '16 7:40:37 PM Nintendoman01
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* The Team Rocket Trio of Jessi, James, and Meowth from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. They genuinely care about each other and their Pokémon. In one episode it was shown that Meowth was not treated well by them. In almost every other episode however, they treat him as a true friend.

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* The Team Rocket Trio of Jessi, Jessie, James, and Meowth from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. They genuinely care about each other and their Pokémon. In one episode it was shown that Meowth was not treated well by them. In almost every other episode however, they treat him as a true friend.


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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': Van Zant and Smitty, the two evil thugs who's actions lead to the birth of Evil Buu. Zant calls him an "old friend" at one point, and they do get along fairly well. Zant even asked Smitty to help him kill people because he wanted him to join in on the fun.
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