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14th Nov '17 9:52:58 AM TheNerfGuy
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* The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise has many of them:

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* The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' has many of them:
20th Aug '17 8:34:41 AM Pichu-kun
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* Kazu and Onigiri from ''Manga/AirGear''.
** Least at the start of the series, they're upgraded to main characters later on. On the female end, Emily and Yayoi who are generally Team Kogarasumaru's cheerleaders and sometimes backup memebers.

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* Kazu and Onigiri from ''Manga/AirGear''.
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''Manga/AirGear''. Least at the start of the series, they're upgraded to main characters later on. On the female end, Emily and Yayoi who are generally Team Kogarasumaru's cheerleaders and sometimes backup memebers.



* Rei/Ray and Max sometimes have this dynamic in the ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' anime, especially the second season. While Takao/Tyson and Kai still had recurring arcs and personality issues, the other two's dilemmas became more minor, leading them to more often act as a "normal" duo analyzing the other two's behavior. The third season had the team split and gain arcs each, ''all'' of them gaining a "Two Guys" dynamic with a different team mate.

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* ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'':
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Rei/Ray and Max sometimes have this dynamic in the ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' anime, dynamic, especially the second season. While Takao/Tyson and Kai still had recurring arcs and personality issues, the other two's dilemmas became more minor, leading them to more often act as a "normal" duo analyzing the other two's behavior. The third season had the team split and gain arcs each, ''all'' of them gaining a "Two Guys" dynamic with a different team mate.



* In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Takato's friends, [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kazu, Kenta]], and Jeri. At least, at first. Instead of fading, they're brought into the mix eventually. (Now, Kazu, Kenta and Jeri each have a set of three friends who will fill that role.)

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'':
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In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Takato's friends, [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kazu, Kenta]], and Jeri. At least, at first. Instead of fading, they're brought into the mix eventually. (Now, Kazu, Kenta and Jeri each have a set of three friends who will fill that role.)



** Maria Ross and Denny Brosh seem headed this way at the beginning of the manga, but then Ross gets unpredictably [[PutOnABus swept away by the plot]] and Denny is left to fend for himself as that one guy. He and Maria do remain as Those Two Guys in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]].

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** Maria Ross and Denny Brosh seem headed this way at the beginning of the manga, but then Ross gets unpredictably [[PutOnABus swept away by the plot]] and Denny is left to fend for himself as that one guy. He and Maria do remain as Those Two Guys in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]].anime]], Denny especially. Maria at least has some plot relevance as she [[spoiler:gives Edward a CooldownHug]] and [[spoiler:has a crush on his father later]].



* Hilariously {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Manga/HappyLesson'', where Those Two Guys introduce themselves and are listed in the credits as Student B and Student C, complete with romaji letters showing which one's which on their forehead. They primarily spend time harassing the class president, who they swear is the leader of their trio (hence 'B' and 'C').
** Though they do visit the gravesite of "Student A".

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* Hilariously {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Manga/HappyLesson'', where Those Two Guys introduce themselves and are listed in the credits as Student B and Student C, complete with romaji letters showing which one's which on their forehead. They primarily spend time harassing the class president, who they swear is the leader of their trio (hence 'B' and 'C').
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'C'). Though they do visit the gravesite of "Student A".



* Izumo and Kotetsu from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Up until their involvement in the fight against Hidan and Kakuzu, they were always the ninja Those Two Guys, even to the point of remaining unnamed in the manga through multiple character popularity polls.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Izumo and Kotetsu from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.Kotetsu. Up until their involvement in the fight against Hidan and Kakuzu, they were always the ninja Those Two Guys, even to the point of remaining unnamed in the manga through multiple character popularity polls.



** Konohamaru's teammates Udon and Moegi. They are just there to be Konohamaru's teammates. While Konohamaru himself isn't that important to the plot, he impressed the audience by [[spoiler:taking Jigokudo Pain down with a small Rasengan]].

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** Konohamaru's teammates Udon and Moegi. They are just there to be Konohamaru's teammates. While Konohamaru himself isn't that important to the plot, he impressed the audience by [[spoiler:taking Jigokudo Pain down with a small Rasengan]].Rasengan]] and later [[spoiler:becomes the sensei of Naruto's son and Sasuke and Sakura's daughter]].



* Taro, Myu-myu and the other guy from ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'', often seen hanging out at the Cyberia or somewhere like that; Taro does gets some protagonism though, telling Lain what the Psyche processor is for, and then having a one-scene affair with her.
** They are more a plot-device than Those Two Guys. The series also has a straight example, namely Juri and Reika, Lain's only school acquaintances/friends apart from Arisu. Reika is outspoken, while Juri is kinda childish, for example suggesting that Arisu should date a boy for the sole reason that people wouldn't make rumours about her crush towards a teacher. Neither of the two ever learn about the massive, terrible phenomenon going on right under their noses, even when Juri was the one who first ''alluded'' to it in-series (she was seen crying her heart out after receiving an e-mail from Chisa Yomoda, who had just killed herself.. ''right'' after Chisa's death).

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* Taro, Myu-myu and the other guy from ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'', often seen hanging out at the Cyberia or somewhere like that; Taro does gets some protagonism though, telling Lain what the Psyche processor is for, and then having a one-scene affair with her.
** They are more a plot-device than Those Two Guys. The series also has a straight example, namely
''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'': Juri and Reika, Lain's only school acquaintances/friends apart from Arisu. Alice. Reika is outspoken, while Juri is kinda childish, for example suggesting that Arisu Alice should date a boy for the sole reason that people wouldn't make rumours about her crush towards a teacher. Neither of the two ever learn about the massive, terrible phenomenon going on right under their noses, even when Juri was the one who first ''alluded'' to it in-series (she was seen crying her heart out after receiving an e-mail from Chisa Yomoda, who had just killed herself.. ''right'' after Chisa's death).
21st Jun '17 1:07:10 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/NatsuENoTobira'' has Marion's friends [[NobleMaleRoguishMale Lind and Jacques]], who comment on everything that happens around them and their chats often serve as "frame" to the action. [[spoiler: Until [[FromBadToWorse everything goes to shit]], that is.]]
12th Mar '17 7:58:34 AM secretfan14
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* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' has Kawahara and Hamadi who, in the first season, exist mostly to procure and share porn with Suguru. In the second season, Hamadi goes beyond simple Two-Guys-hood when he develops a crush on [[{{Dojikko}} Minawa]]. Kawahara still mostly stays in the background. [[spoiler:In the manga [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue epilogue]], Hamadi is shown to have married Minawa while [[PairTheSpares Kawahara is with Miyuki]]]].

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* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' has Kawahara and Hamadi who, in the first season, exist mostly to procure and share porn with Suguru. In the second season, Hamadi goes beyond simple Two-Guys-hood when he develops a crush on [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl Minawa]]. Kawahara still mostly stays in the background. [[spoiler:In the manga [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue epilogue]], Hamadi is shown to have married Minawa while [[PairTheSpares Kawahara is with Miyuki]]]].
9th Jan '17 3:47:14 PM SnowyNix
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** The most obvious example of this is Jet and Droy. In the anime, this is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Master Makarov, when they switch bodies as an effect of the Changeling spell.
-->'''Makarov:''' I don't think anybody's gonna be able to tell the difference with you two.
** Macao and Wakaba fall into this category as well.
** Max and Warren, and especially their Edolas counterparts, where even though it's a BizarroUniverse, they're virtually the same as their Earthland equivalents, plus they even serve as MrExposition to explain to the viewer how everybody else's counterparts are so different than what we're used to.
** Sting and Rogue are a particularly important pair. Consequently, the same applies for their Exceeds, Lector and Frosch.
** Zatou and Gatou, brothers from the Dark Guild Naked Mummy, who both consider the other to be the older brother.
4th Jan '17 6:43:30 AM Wyldchyld
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* Keigo and Mizuiro from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. At one point it looked like a subversion was coming up in the pipeline, as the local TricksterMentor Urahara mysteriously told them that it was time for them to get involved near the beginning of one arc... but no sign of this appeared, other than ThoseTwoGuys saying hi to the big bad briefly.
** Keigo is a strange case, as while he isn't directly involved with Ichigo or the Soul Society, he is actually able to see spirits and has interacted with certain Soul Reapers.
*** In addition, when Grimmjow and his underlings search for people in Karakura Town with strong spiritual pressure, Keigo is conspicuously included in the montage of such citizens.
** Earlier in the series, Orihime and Tatsuki filled these roles, although Tatsuki got into the supporting cast, and Orihime is now a regular, in fact she's the whole [[DamselInDistress motivation for the Hueco Mundo arc]].
** Although they aren't seen together ([[YuriFan some people would love if that happened]]), Chizuru Honshou and Ryou Kunieda seems to apply to the female part of the trope, at least in the manga continuity, where they are the two most active females from the human background cast.
*** We also have the other two girls in Orihime, Chizuru and Tatsuki's group of friends, Mahana and Michiru.
** Don't forget Kiyone and Sentaro, Captain Ukitake's co-third seats, who he has in place of a lieutenant. Loyal, enthusiastic (Kiyone fangirls 'her' captain), not entirely competent.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Keigo and Mizuiro from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. At one point it looked are two of Ichigo's oldest friends and are always together. Keigo is the outgoing funny-man while Mizuiro is the quiet, introverted leader of the pair. They initially look like a subversion was coming up in the pipeline, subversion, as the local TricksterMentor Urahara mysteriously told tells them that it was is time for them to get involved near when they follow Ichigo to Urahara's shop... but Urahara ultimately meant that Ichigo needed to tell his friends the beginning of one arc... but no sign of this appeared, other truth about what was going on. Other than ThoseTwoGuys saying hi to the big bad briefly.
** Keigo is a strange case,
as while he isn't directly involved with they briefly show surprising bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, they have very limited role in the main plot and serve to remind the reader about the ordinary school life Ichigo or the Soul Society, originally had before he is actually able to see spirits and has interacted with certain Soul Reapers.
*** In addition, when Grimmjow and his underlings search for people in
became Karakura Town with strong spiritual pressure, Keigo is conspicuously included in the montage of such citizens.
** Earlier in the series, Orihime and Tatsuki filled these roles, although Tatsuki got into the supporting cast, and Orihime is now a regular, in fact she's the whole [[DamselInDistress motivation for the Hueco Mundo arc]].
** Although they aren't seen together ([[YuriFan some people would love if that happened]]), Chizuru Honshou and Ryou Kunieda seems to apply to the female part of the trope, at least in the manga continuity, where they are the two most active females from the human background cast.
*** We also have the other two girls in Orihime, Chizuru and Tatsuki's group of friends, Mahana and Michiru.
** Don't forget Kiyone and Sentaro, Captain Ukitake's co-third seats, who he has in place of a lieutenant. Loyal, enthusiastic (Kiyone fangirls 'her' captain), not entirely competent.
Town's protector.
2nd Jan '17 5:30:56 PM Gamermaster
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** Two of the three BridgeBunnies, Alto and Lucino in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]''. It's subverted, though. Despite they seem to appear often together, it's not really the case. They don't know each other that well, they interact with different people rather than with each other, and they work in different branches after ''[=StrikerS=]''.

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** Two of the three BridgeBunnies, Alto and Lucino in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]''. It's subverted, though. Despite they seem seeming to appear often together, it's not really the case. They don't know each other that well, they interact with different people rather than with each other, and they work in different branches after ''[=StrikerS=]''.
28th Dec '16 11:19:27 AM GottaHaveFaith
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* Maria Ross and Denny Brosh seem headed this way at the beginning of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', but then Ross gets unpredictably [[PutOnABus swept away by the plot]] and Denny is left to fend for himself as that one guy. He and Maria do remain as Those Two Guys in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]].

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Maria Ross and Denny Brosh seem headed this way at the beginning of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', the manga, but then Ross gets unpredictably [[PutOnABus swept away by the plot]] and Denny is left to fend for himself as that one guy. He and Maria do remain as Those Two Guys in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]].anime]].
** Kimblee's chimeras also seem to have this going (not completely, since they do mix and match a bit near the end of the story, but the majority of their appearances are in these pairs):
*** Jerso and Zampano are persuaded by Al to make a HeelFaceTurn, end up traveling with Scar and his group, and [[spoiler:decide to travel with Al when he [[WalkingTheEarth wanders the Earth]] at the end]].
*** Darius and Heinkel, after being betrayed by Kimblee, save Ed after he saves them and decide to stick with him since they have nowhere else to go, and end up forming a four-person group of TrueCompanions with him and Greedling.
26th Dec '16 10:54:05 AM Frem3
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** Also, anytime Koga showed up, he would invariably be followed by his two lovable lieutenants, Ginta and Hakkaku -- or, in one memorable instance, ''preceded'' by them, as they hunted down Inu-Yasha as the only person they could think of who could beat some sense into their packleader while Koga was being [[MindControl mind-controlled]] by BigBad MagnificentBastard Naraku.

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** Also, anytime Koga showed up, he would invariably be followed by his two lovable lieutenants, Ginta and Hakkaku -- or, in one memorable instance, ''preceded'' by them, as they hunted down Inu-Yasha Inuyasha as the only person they could think of who could beat some sense into their packleader while Koga was being [[MindControl mind-controlled]] by BigBad MagnificentBastard Naraku.
21st Nov '16 12:39:46 PM Gamermaster
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*** On the other hand, in this manga, we have Lindy and season 1's BigBad ''Presea'', who is changed into a DotingParent ''and'' an AmazinglyEmbarrassingParent. Also, Amitie and Kyrie have two friends.

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*** On the other hand, in this manga, we have Lindy and season 1's BigBad ''Presea'', ''Precia'', who is changed into a DotingParent ''and'' an AmazinglyEmbarrassingParent. Also, Amitie and Kyrie have two friends.



** Subverted in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViViD ViViD]]''. Rio and Corona start the series looking like [[GenerationXerox Vivio's versions]] of Suzuka and Alisa, but then we find out that they're both mages, and pretty damn good ones too.

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** Subverted in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViViD ViViD]]''.''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]''. Rio and Corona start the series looking like [[GenerationXerox Vivio's versions]] of Suzuka and Alisa, but then we find out that they're both mages, and pretty damn good ones too. Though both of them were reduced to this role in ''Anime/VividStrike'' due to the season focusing purely on hand-to-hand combat (both of their fighting styles involve magic usage and ranged attacks).
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