History ThoseTwoBadGuys / Literature

7th May '17 12:44:38 PM Xtifr
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* The ''WelkinWeasels'' series:

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* The ''WelkinWeasels'' ''Literature/WelkinWeasels'' series:
8th Apr '17 10:24:16 PM nombretomado
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* Simon R. Green also plays with this one a bit in one of his ''SecretHistories'' books: first he invokes it straight with the Russian werewolf/gangsters, the Vodyanoi brothers, and then he parodies it with a couple of Mooks who get so caught up bickering with one another that ''they forget they're supposed to be intimidating the hero''.

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* Simon R. Green also plays with this one a bit in one of his ''SecretHistories'' ''Literature/SecretHistories'' books: first he invokes it straight with the Russian werewolf/gangsters, the Vodyanoi brothers, and then he parodies it with a couple of Mooks who get so caught up bickering with one another that ''they forget they're supposed to be intimidating the hero''.
8th Apr '17 1:05:25 PM nombretomado
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* From the {{Redwall}} book ''Lord Brocktree,'' came the searat brothers Ripfang and Doomeye. Ripfang was the smarter and eviller one, going into evil for himself after the book, while Doomeye was dumber, but an absolute ace sharpshooter.
** There are other instances of this trope in Redwall books as well, but rarely where the bad guys are effectual enough to really bring this trope into play, such as with the vermin pair of Dingeye and Thura in ''Salamandastron'' or Blacktooth and Splitnose in ''Mossflower.'' In both cases, the ineffectualness of them makes them more ThoseTwoGuys straight up, rather than this trope.

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* From the {{Redwall}} {{Literature/Redwall}} book ''Lord Brocktree,'' came the searat brothers Ripfang and Doomeye. Ripfang was the smarter and eviller one, going into evil for himself after the book, while Doomeye was dumber, but an absolute ace sharpshooter. \n** There are other instances of this trope in Redwall books as well, but rarely where the bad guys are effectual enough to really bring this trope into play, such as with the vermin pair of Dingeye and Thura in ''Salamandastron'' or Blacktooth and Splitnose in ''Mossflower.'' In both cases, the ineffectualness of them makes them more ThoseTwoGuys straight up, rather than this trope.
21st Mar '17 6:44:14 PM nombretomado
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* Mr and Mrs Cavendish in the ''{{Nightside}}'' book ''Nightingale's Lament''. They run a nightclub where the singer Rossignol, the titular Nightingale, performs, but because they [[spoiler:put her through a process which left her [[Film/ThePrincessBride mostly dead]],]] her voice now induces her listeners to commit suicide.

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* Mr and Mrs Cavendish in the ''{{Nightside}}'' ''{{Literature/Nightside}}'' book ''Nightingale's Lament''. They run a nightclub where the singer Rossignol, the titular Nightingale, performs, but because they [[spoiler:put her through a process which left her [[Film/ThePrincessBride mostly dead]],]] her voice now induces her listeners to commit suicide.
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.
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