History ThoseTwoBadGuys / Literature

9th Nov '16 11:13:55 AM GhostHouse
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* Tom and Ty in Simon Spurrier's ''Contract'', two thugs acting as disposable backup for Michael Point, a professional assassin. Tom's a frustrated New Zealander with a taste for casual ultraviolence and Speed, and Ty's a [[ScaryBlackMan hulking Jamaican]] who never speaks louder than a whisper. They're also [[AlasPoorScrappy short-lived]] [[TheScrappy Scrappies.]]

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* Tom and Ty in Simon Spurrier's ''Contract'', two thugs acting as disposable backup for Michael Point, a professional assassin. Tom's a frustrated New Zealander with a taste for casual ultraviolence and Speed, and Ty's a [[ScaryBlackMan hulking Jamaican]] who never speaks louder than a whisper. They're also [[AlasPoorScrappy short-lived]] [[TheScrappy Scrappies.]]
26th Jul '16 11:39:31 AM SentientShrimp
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** Mr. Pin and Mr. Tulip, the New Firm, from ''Discworld/TheTruth'' are based on the archtype, and contain references to other ThoseTwoBadGuys pairs, like Jules and Vincent. "Do you know what they call sausage-in-a-bun in Quirm?"

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** Mr. Pin and Mr. Tulip, the New Firm, from ''Discworld/TheTruth'' are based on the archtype, and contain references to other ThoseTwoBadGuys pairs, like Jules and Vincent. "Do you know what they call sausage-in-a-bun in Quirm?"Quirm?". Their title of "The New Firm" is also a clear nod to Coup & Vandemar of Literature/{{Neverwhere}}.
20th Jul '16 8:52:21 PM nombretomado
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* Goss and Subby from ChinaMieville's novel ''Literature/{{Kraken}}''. With a twist. In fact, Miéville referenced this page in [[http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/unsolving-city-interview-with-china.html an interview]].

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* Goss and Subby from ChinaMieville's Creator/ChinaMieville's novel ''Literature/{{Kraken}}''. With a twist. In fact, Miéville referenced this page in [[http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/unsolving-city-interview-with-china.html an interview]].
12th May '16 10:42:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Agents Myers & Franks from ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational''. Myers is the polite, educated one, and Franks is the quiet, brutal one who's quite capable of curb-stomping the hero, Owen Pitt. (Owen managed to kill a rampaging werewolf with his bare hands in the opening chapter, so that should tell you just what a badass Franks is...) Both are full-blown KnightsTemplar.

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* Agents Myers & Franks from ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational''. Myers is the polite, educated one, and Franks is the quiet, brutal one who's quite capable of curb-stomping the hero, Owen Pitt. (Owen managed to kill a rampaging werewolf with his bare hands in the opening chapter, so that should tell you just what a badass Franks is...) Both are full-blown KnightsTemplar.{{Knight Templar}}s.
31st Jan '16 6:18:01 PM GrammarNavi
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* Finney and Mudd, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Felix Jongleur's]] hirelings in TadWilliams' {{doorstopper}} quadrilogy ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' -- not only do they oppress and sometimes torture his employees, but [[AIIsACrapshoot AIs]] inspired by them wreak havoc in the titular computer network, taking on various forms including creepy versions of the [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Walrus and the Carpenter]].

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* Finney and Mudd, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Felix Jongleur's]] hirelings in TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' {{doorstopper}} quadrilogy ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' -- not only do they oppress and sometimes torture his employees, but [[AIIsACrapshoot AIs]] inspired by them wreak havoc in the titular computer network, taking on various forms including creepy versions of the [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Walrus and the Carpenter]].
18th Jan '16 10:54:41 PM PaulA
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* Two of Eva Ibbotson's young adult novels -- ''The Dragonfly Pool'' and ''Journey to the River Sea'' -- have comically villainous duos who are hired to kidnap the hero.

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* Two of Eva Ibbotson's Creator/EvaIbbotson's young adult novels -- ''The Dragonfly Pool'' and ''Journey to the River Sea'' ''Literature/JourneyToTheRiverSea'' -- have comically villainous duos who are hired to kidnap the hero.
8th May '15 10:35:00 PM Xelloss08
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* The ''Literature/TowersTrilogy'' has Torrence and Daye, a pair of mercenaries who Xhea once worked with but who are now employed by her enemies. Torrence is chatty and expressive, while Daye is terse and emotionless.
13th Apr '15 3:32:56 PM AjWargo
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* The Duke and the Dauphin from the ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'' are {{Con Artist}}s, not killers, but they're still the lead antagonists who do the heroes the most harm. However, they are not a villainous duo prior to their introduction in the novel, but become one shortly after meeting up.

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* The Duke and the Dauphin King from the ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'' are {{Con Artist}}s, not killers, but they're still the lead antagonists who do the heroes the most harm. However, they are not a villainous duo prior to their introduction in the novel, but become one shortly after meeting up.
24th Sep '14 2:34:29 PM SolipSchism
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** Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd from Creator/IanFleming's ''Literature/DiamondsAreForever'' (1956), probably the UrExample of this trope. They're also hinted to be a couple. Romantically.

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** Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd from Creator/IanFleming's ''Literature/DiamondsAreForever'' (1956), probably the UrExample of this trope. They're also hinted to be a couple. Romantically.
16th Sep '14 1:26:44 AM Keys2theARC
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* ''SkulduggeryPleasant:'' Vaurien Scapegrace, a dim-witted zombie with plans for world domination, and his minion Thrasher.

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* ''SkulduggeryPleasant:'' ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant:'' Vaurien Scapegrace, a dim-witted zombie with plans for world domination, and his minion Thrasher.
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