When, in a work, there are two Big Bads
, working in intentional collusion with each other. There will often be rivalries between the two, and they will tend to break out into a literal non-example of an Enemy Civil War
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- The James Bond film series is fond of this trope:
- Ward Abbott and Yuri Gretkov in The Bourne Supremacy. True to form, Gretkov refuses to come to Abbott's assistance near the end of the movie, leading to Abbott's capture by Bourne and suicide by gun.
- Kombayn Nikoladze and rogue Chinese General Kong Feirong of the first Splinter Cell game. Like the Bourne Supremacy example, Nikoladze abandons Feirong, causing him to attempt suicide by gun, though he is stopped by Fisher before doing so.
- Yami Bakura and Marik in Yu-Gi-Oh!?
- [[Super Mario Bros.. Bowser]] and Ganondorf have this sort of relationship in The Subspace Emissary. As one may expect, Ganondorf gets a little tired of Bowser's company and, well, you know... It becomes a triumvirate if Wario is included, though he rarely bothers to involve himself with his fellow "team mates."
- Kingdom Hearts has the six Disney Villains attempting to conquer their worlds using the Heartless: Jafar, Captain Hook, Hades, Ursula, Oogie Boogie, and their leader Maleficent. Surprisingly, none of them are shown at any point to have a desire to double-cross one another, though whenever one of them is defeated the remainders mock his/her demise.
- 24 has done this a few times:
- Abu Fayed and Dimitri Gredenko in Season 6; later replaced by Cheng Zhi and Phillip Bauer.
- Jonas Hodges and General Benjamin Juma in Season 7.