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15th Sep '17 2:04:34 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Literature/TheAngloAmericanNaziWar'': When the Allies invade Nazi-occupied Europe, American, British and Indian soldiers alike quickly learn to respect the "old bastards", the Heer troops pressed back into service to help defend the Reich. Despite being in their fourties and fifties by 1958 and armed with outdated weapons, their extensive combat experience and methodical approach to battle means that they fight quite impressively and even sometimes manage to get one over on the Allies. The same cannot be said for the Waffen SS (who are better equipped but [[TheBerserker fight like fanatics without regard for tactics or their safety]], making them easy to defeat) and the [[ChildSoldiers Hitler Youth]] (who are [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] and [[TearJerker plain tragic]] in equal measure).

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* ''Literature/TheAngloAmericanNaziWar'': When the Allies invade Nazi-occupied Europe, American, British and Indian soldiers alike quickly learn It's not uncommon for a fighter on ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' to respect the "old bastards", the Heer troops pressed back into service to help defend the Reich. Despite being in acknowledge their fourties opponent as one during the fight, either verbally or through action. Whether the sentiment is reciprocated or not varies, and fifties by 1958 and armed with outdated weapons, it usually never stops the fight from ending in one of their extensive combat experience and methodical approach to battle means that they fight quite impressively and even sometimes manage to get one over on the Allies. The same cannot be said for the Waffen SS (who are better equipped but [[TheBerserker fight like fanatics without regard for tactics or their safety]], making them easy to defeat) and the [[ChildSoldiers Hitler Youth]] (who are [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] and [[TearJerker plain tragic]] in equal measure).deaths anyways.
14th Sep '17 8:36:16 PM 64SuperNintendo
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13th Sep '17 3:29:25 AM thatmadork
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* ''Literature/TheAngloAmericanNaziWar'': When the Allies invade Nazi-occupied Europe, American, British and Indian soldiers alike quickly learn to respect the "old bastards", the Heer troops pressed back into service to help defend the Reich. Despite being in their fourties and fifties by 1958 and armed with outdated weapons, their extensive combat experience and methodical approach to battle means that they fight quite impressively and even sometimes manage to get one over on the Allies. The same cannot be said for the Waffen SS (who are better equipped but [[TheBerserker fight like fanatics without regard for tactics or their safety]], making them easy to defeat) and the [[ChildSoldiers Hitler Youth]] (who are [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] and [[TearJerker plain tragic]] in equal measure).
12th Sep '17 10:49:37 AM CosmicFerret
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* Captain Cold, the Rogues, and {{The Flash}} have this going on, if Cold's lines in Forever Evil and the Rogues Revolution / Rogues Rebellion storylines are any indication. After all, the Rogues are a bunch of [[PunchClockVillains blue - collar criminals]] who [[ThouShaltNotKill refuse to kill]] unless the person was someone who really had it coming or broke their rules, like Owen Mercer, who broke the no killing rule, and Inertia, who made them break it themselves. A lot of their dialogue with The Flash and the fact that they allied with him in Revolution only adds to this.

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* Captain Cold, the Rogues, and {{The Franchise/{{The Flash}} have this going on, if Cold's lines in Forever Evil and the Rogues Revolution / Rogues Rebellion storylines are any indication. After all, the Rogues are a bunch of [[PunchClockVillains blue - collar criminals]] who [[ThouShaltNotKill refuse to kill]] unless the person was someone who really had it coming or broke their rules, like Owen Mercer, who broke the no killing rule, and Inertia, who made them break it themselves. A lot of their dialogue with The Flash and the fact that they allied with him in Revolution only adds to this.
4th Sep '17 9:28:04 PM Peteman
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': The whole reason [[ManipulativeBastard Moriarty]] messes with Sherlock's life. Sherlock doesn't seem to mind- in fact, he rather enjoys their game- until his friends' lives are threatened. Also a pretty brutal deconstruction. Moriarty is so smart that only one man can really challenge him: Sherlock Holmes. As a result, he's so fanatically devoted to taking him down that he will go to any lengths to win: [[spoiler:namely, ruining Sherlock's entire public reputation, hurting his loved ones, and [[AteHisGun shooting himself in the mouth]].]]

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': The whole reason [[ManipulativeBastard Moriarty]] messes with Sherlock's life. Sherlock doesn't seem to mind- in fact, he rather enjoys their game- until his friends' lives are threatened. Also a pretty brutal deconstruction. Moriarty is so smart that only one man can really challenge him: Sherlock Holmes. As a result, he's so fanatically devoted to taking him down that he will go to any lengths to win: [[spoiler:namely, ruining Sherlock's entire public reputation, hurting his loved ones, and [[AteHisGun shooting himself in the mouth]].]]
1st Sep '17 6:00:51 AM HaplessHuman
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* In the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. The two teams are rivals in the AFC North, and they really cannot stand each other - their rivalry is said to be one of the most bitter in the NFL. However, both teams are also willing to admit that the other is generally a very tough team to beat and that [=Ravens/Steelers=] games are always hard fought. Some even say that the rivalry helps to keep both teams at the top of their game, and that's why both teams have been among the NFL's most consistently successful franchises since the mid 2000s. And oddly, the longer the rivalry endures, the less bitter it gets - although the teams still can't stand each other, they both take great pride in how the Ravens[=/=]Steelers rivalry is considered hands down the best rivalry in the NFL, and the Cincinnati Bengals have, for various reasons, become the [[HateSkink more hated enemy]] of both teams.

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* In the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. The two teams are rivals in the AFC North, and they really cannot stand each other - their rivalry is said to be one of the most bitter in the NFL. However, both teams are also willing to admit that the other is generally a very tough team to beat and that [=Ravens/Steelers=] games are always hard fought. Some even say that the rivalry helps to keep both teams at the top of their game, and that's why both teams have been among the NFL's most consistently successful franchises since the mid 2000s. And oddly, the longer the rivalry endures, the less bitter it gets - although the teams still can't stand each other, they both take great pride in how the Ravens[=/=]Steelers rivalry is considered hands down the best rivalry in the NFL, and the Cincinnati Bengals have, for various reasons, become the [[HateSkink [[HateSink more hated enemy]] of both teams.
31st Aug '17 9:19:00 AM HalcyonDayz
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* When RAF fighter pilot Douglas Bader was taken PoW, Nazi ace Adolf Galland paid him the large compliment of allowing him to sit in a Messerschmitt Bf109 as a guest of honour - and also kept a gun discreetly pointed at him just in case Bader took it into his head to start the engine and effect a daring escape. The two men remained friends for the rest of Bader's life and Galland was a guest at his funeral.

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* When RAF fighter pilot Douglas Bader was taken PoW, [=PoW=], Nazi ace Adolf Galland paid him the large compliment of allowing him to sit in a Messerschmitt Bf109 as a guest of honour - and also kept a gun discreetly pointed at him just in case Bader took it into his head to start the engine and effect a daring escape. The two men remained friends for the rest of Bader's life and Galland was a guest at his funeral.
24th Aug '17 6:00:55 AM gb00393
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---> '''Jaime:''' Brave man that Ned Stark, but terrible judgment.
*** However, he also clearly has a lot of resentment for the "Honorable Ned Stark" for how he thinks he wouldn't even give him a chance to explain why he killed Aerys, and judging him as being a dishonorable wretch for this genuinely well intentioned and heroic action, despite Ned not being as squeaky clean as others believed.
13th Aug '17 10:25:36 PM Gregzilla
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* The straight example is [[EvilCounterpart Vlad]] and Danny in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', but one episode had [[TheHunter Skulker]] of all people declaring [[AntiHero Valerie]] and Danny to be this. So much so that he [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunted them both]] when he couldn't decide who was better.

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* The straight example is [[EvilCounterpart Vlad]] and Danny in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', but one episode had [[TheHunter [[EgomaniacHunter Skulker]] of all people declaring [[AntiHero Valerie]] and Danny to be this. So much so that he [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunted them both]] when he couldn't decide who was better.
29th Jul '17 10:14:12 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Despite being an All American wrestler prior to turning pro racking up title belt and tournament wins in his first pro year and already having won over crowds across three countries Lio Rush was automatically disrespected by most Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH wrestlers for being [[PrejudicedForPecs even smaller]] than James Gibson. Some of the the first people he won over, Wrestling/JayLethal, Jay White were those he failed to beat, as the effort ''they'' had to put in made them realize his wins weren't flukes and take interest in how good he'd be in two years.

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* Despite being an All American wrestler prior to turning pro racking up title belt and tournament wins in his first pro year and already having won over crowds across three countries Lio Rush Wrestling/LioRush was automatically disrespected by most Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH wrestlers for being [[PrejudicedForPecs even smaller]] than James Gibson. Some of the the first people he won over, Wrestling/JayLethal, Jay White were those he failed to beat, as the effort ''they'' had to put in made them realize his wins weren't flukes and take interest in how good he'd be in two years.
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