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9th Feb '16 10:41:14 PM DennisRodquin
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* Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton view each other this way in ''[[Theatre/Hamilton]]'' in the most amicable of senses. The two are never outright antagonistic towards each other [[spoiler: until the end, that is]], but often butt heads over their opposing philosophies and often find themselves on opposite sides of issues. Despite this, both highly respect each other, even if they do view the other as being wrong. ** During The Election of 1800, [[spoiler: after Jefferson beats Burr in the Presidential Election, Burr attempts to act this way, but Jefferson subverts this trope, stating that there's no value in being friendly to an opponent.]] -->Jefferson: "You hear this guy? Man openly campaigns against me, talkin’ bout, 'I look forward to our partnership.'" ** Despite this, Jefferson seems to hold this opinion towards Hamilton, initially seeing him as an easy opponent, but, as the play moves on, he slowly becomes more frustrated at Hamilton's opposition, to the point that in The Adams Administration, [[spoiler: after Hamilton loses his seat as Secretary of the Treasury, Jefferson of all people is the one to remind everyone that Hamilton is still a political threat, no matter what position he holds.]] -->[[spoiler: Thomas Jefferson: "Hamilton’s a host unto himself. As long as he can hold a pen, he’s a threat."]] * King George supposedly felt this way towards George Washington, acting legitimately sad [[spoiler: when Washington resigns and expressing doubt that any other American could fill his shoes.]] -->King George: "There’s nobody else in their country who looms quite as large…"
9th Feb '16 10:39:57 PM DennisRodquin
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[[/folder]] * Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton view each other this way in ''[[Theatre/Hamilton]]'' in the most amicable of senses. The two are never outright antagonistic towards each other [[spoiler: until the end, that is]], but often butt heads over their opposing philosophies and often find themselves on opposite sides of issues. Despite this, both highly respect each other, even if they do view the other as being wrong.
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[[/folder]] * Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton view each other this way in ''[[Theatre/Hamilton]]'' Theatre/{{Hamilton}} in the most amicable of senses. The two are never outright antagonistic towards each other [[spoiler: until the end, that is]], but often butt heads over their opposing philosophies and often find themselves on opposite sides of issues. Despite this, both highly respect each other, even if they do view the other as being wrong.

[[folder:Visual Novels]] * Lancer (again, see above ''LightNovel/FateZero'' entry) or Assassin for Saber in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. The first is so disgusted by his Master that he turns on him in both routes he plays a part in and is also rather tetchy about Archer's [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder tactics]] and lack of pride despite his ability. Assassin lets Shirou go and helps fight off Archer, as he has an agreement with Saber to fight again and therefore will not allow Archer to give him an unfair advantage. His NeutralEvil alignment actually doesn't really make much sense since he doesn't ''do'' anything even immoral. [[spoiler:He is also a GracefulLoser even to [[BodyHorror True Assassin.]]]] * ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'': ** Despite their fierce and often ruthless battles, Battler often inspires the same respect he gains for his opponents. They include [[spoiler:Beatrice, Erika and Knox]], although the first one [[spoiler:evolves into something more]]. Battler tries to extend this sentiment to [[spoiler:Bernkastel]] right before their final battle, but she [[SoreLoser clearly does not reciprocate it.]] ** The extra material also implies that [[spoiler:Belphegor and Leviathan]] hold [[spoiler:Rudolf and Kyrie]] in high regards after their respective battles, a notion that is probably reciprocated.

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* Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton view each other this way in ''[[Theatre/Hamilton]]'' in the most amicable of senses. The two are never outright antagonistic towards each other [[spoiler: until the end, that is]], but often butt heads over their opposing philosophies and often find themselves on opposite sides of issues. Despite this, both highly respect each other, even if they do view the other as being wrong. ** During The Election of 1800, [[spoiler: after Jefferson beats Burr in the Presidential Election, Burr attempts to act this way, but Jefferson subverts this trope, stating that there's no value in being friendly to an opponent.]] -->Jefferson: "You hear this guy? Man openly campaigns against me, talkin’ bout, 'I look forward to our partnership.'" ** Despite this, Jefferson seems to hold this opinion towards Hamilton, initially seeing him as an easy opponent, but, as the play moves on, he slowly becomes more frustrated at Hamilton's opposition, to the point that in The Adams Administration, [[spoiler: after Hamilton loses his seat as Secretary of the Treasury, Jefferson of all people is the one to remind everyone that Hamilton is still a political threat, no matter what position he holds.]] -->[[spoiler: Thomas Jefferson: "Hamilton’s a host unto himself. As long as he can hold a pen, he’s a threat."]] * King George supposedly felt this way towards George Washington, acting legitimately sad [[spoiler: when Washington resigns and expressing doubt that any other American could fill his shoes.]] -->King George: "There’s nobody else in their country who looms quite as large…" [[folder:Visual Novels]] * Lancer (again, see above ''LightNovel/FateZero'' entry) or Assassin for Saber in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. The first is so disgusted by his Master that he turns on him in both routes he plays a part in and is also rather tetchy about Archer's [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder tactics]] and lack of pride despite his ability. Assassin lets Shirou go and helps fight off Archer, as he has an agreement with Saber to fight again and therefore will not allow Archer to give him an unfair advantage. His NeutralEvil alignment actually doesn't really make much sense since he doesn't ''do'' anything even immoral. [[spoiler:He is also a GracefulLoser even to [[BodyHorror True Assassin.]]]] * ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'': ** Despite their fierce and often ruthless battles, Battler often inspires the same respect he gains for his opponents. They include [[spoiler:Beatrice, Erika and Knox]], although the first one [[spoiler:evolves into something more]]. Battler tries to extend this sentiment to [[spoiler:Bernkastel]] right before their final battle, but she [[SoreLoser clearly does not reciprocate it.]] ** The extra material also implies that [[spoiler:Belphegor and Leviathan]] hold [[spoiler:Rudolf and Kyrie]] in high regards after their respective battles, a notion that is probably reciprocated. [[/folder]]
9th Feb '16 10:35:20 PM DennisRodquin
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* Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton view each other this way in ''[[Theatre/Hamilton]]'' in the most amicable of senses. The two are never outright antagonistic towards each other [[spoiler: until the end, that is]], but often butt heads over their opposing philosophies and often find themselves on opposite sides of issues. Despite this, both highly respect each other, even if they do view the other as being wrong. ** During The Election of 1800, [[spoiler: after Jefferson beats Burr in the Presidential Election, Burr attempts to act this way, but Jefferson subverts this trope, stating that there's no value in being friendly to an opponent.]] -->Jefferson: "You hear this guy? Man openly campaigns against me, talkin’ bout, 'I look forward to our partnership.'" ** Despite this, Jefferson seems to hold this opinion towards Hamilton, initially seeing him as an easy opponent, but, as the play moves on, he slowly becomes more frustrated at Hamilton's opposition, to the point that in The Adams Administration, [[spoiler: after Hamilton loses his seat as Secretary of the Treasury, Jefferson of all people is the one to remind everyone that Hamilton is still a political threat, no matter what position he holds.]] -->[[spoiler: Thomas Jefferson: "Hamilton’s a host unto himself. As long as he can hold a pen, he’s a threat."]] * King George supposedly felt this way towards George Washington, acting legitimately sad [[spoiler: when Washington resigns and expressing doubt that any other American could fill his shoes.]] -->King George: "There’s nobody else in their country who looms quite as large…"
22nd Jan '16 6:29:48 AM SteveMB
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* The Romulan commander in the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "Balance of Terror", as quoted above. This episode was specifically inspired by the movie ''The Enemy Below'' (see the Film section above).
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* The Romulan commander in the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "Balance of Terror", as quoted above.who tells Kirk that under different circumstances they could have been friends. This episode was specifically inspired by the movie ''The Enemy Below'' (see the Film section above).
21st Jan '16 5:02:39 PM Tropetastic1995
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** Doom still does anyway, for [[LargeHam ''none possess the luxurious prose and unmatched scientific acumen of DOOM!'']]
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** Doom still does anyway, for [[LargeHam ''none possess the luxurious prose and unmatched scientific acumen of DOOM!'']]DOOM!'']]. Indeed, a large part of Doom's characterization boils down to his InferioritySuperiorityComplex and his belief that he must prove himself Reed's better. It finally comes full circle during the GrandFinale of the old 616-universe, where Doom finally admits that Reed is smarter than him.
19th Jan '16 12:33:41 PM Tropetastic1995
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->''"This man... makes me wanna go all out!"'' -->-- '''Boros''', ''Anime/OnePunchMan'', concerning his battle with the title character.
19th Jan '16 12:30:31 PM Tropetastic1995
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->''"I regret that we meet in this way. You and I are of a kind. In a different reality, I could have called you friend."'' -->-- '''Romulan Commander''', ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', [[Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror "Balance of Terror"]]
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->''"I regret that we meet in this way. You and I are of a kind. In a different reality, I could have called you friend."'' -->-- '''Romulan Commander''', ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', [[Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror "Balance of Terror"]]
16th Jan '16 6:44:08 PM jormis29
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* In a non-combat related example, look at Huey and the government agent in one particular episode of ''TheBoondocks''. Yes, Huey is suspicious of the man, who may or may not always be watching, but they both understand where the other is coming from and engage in calm and intelligent conversation. The agent even mentions at the end of the episode that if Huey ever needs to talk about something, he'll lend an ear.
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* In a non-combat related example, look at Huey and the government agent in one particular episode of ''TheBoondocks''.''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. Yes, Huey is suspicious of the man, who may or may not always be watching, but they both understand where the other is coming from and engage in calm and intelligent conversation. The agent even mentions at the end of the episode that if Huey ever needs to talk about something, he'll lend an ear.
6th Jan '16 1:53:38 PM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': [[EnigmaticMinion Blankman]] shows a certain amount of respect towards Jackie during their fight in the Vault of Endless Night. To the point that even though Jackie outmatches in physical combat, he refuses to just shoot him (he brings out his sword, but that's just pragmatism).
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* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': [[EnigmaticMinion Blankman]] shows a certain amount of respect towards Jackie during their fight in the Vault of Endless Night. To the point that even though Jackie outmatches in physical combat, he refuses to just shoot him (he brings out his sword, but that's just pragmatism). When they encounter each other again a few chapters later in the Hall of Ice, Blankman is [[TheRestShallPass willing to let the others pass]] if Jackie consents to a rematch.
2nd Jan '16 10:52:44 AM nombretomado
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--->'''[[SomethingAwful JosephWongKS]]:''' Final villain of the series, who's the first Archmage of his race and also the King[[note]] ''elected'' king![[/note]] of the most dominant and magically power nation in the world, on 5 December 2012: "No, it's Miranda Deegan. I've under-estimated her too often. Never again."\\\
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--->'''[[SomethingAwful --->'''[[Website/SomethingAwful JosephWongKS]]:''' Final villain of the series, who's the first Archmage of his race and also the King[[note]] ''elected'' king![[/note]] of the most dominant and magically power nation in the world, on 5 December 2012: "No, it's Miranda Deegan. I've under-estimated her too often. Never again."\\\
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