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This trope refers to a specific {{plot}} that is OlderThanDirt. In it, two [[AlwaysMale heroes]] are [[HeterosexualLifePartners intensely close friends]]. Unfortunately, one of them (usually [[{{Deuteragonist}} the one who's not the main character]]) dies during the course of the story. The death has a profound effect on the remaining hero, and changes them forever.

It's important to note that
# The two cannot just be friends or acquaintances. They have to be [[BloodBrothers REALLY close]], and
# The character's [[AnyoneCanDie death]] needs to be a huge turning point in the story.

!!!As a DeathTrope, all spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.
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!! Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Roy Mustang and Maes Hughes.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Simon and Kamina
** A little confusing since they consider each other brothers, despite not being blood related
* ''Manga/NabariNoOu'': Miharu and Yoite.
* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'': Reinhard and Kircheis. ''How'' much does this trope play out? Comparable to Gilgamesh & Enkidu or Alexander & Hephaestion.
** There's also Reuenthal and Mittermeier, the "twin stars of the Empire." They're very attached to each other, Mittermeier acts as a sort of LivingEmotionalCrutch to his friend, and Reuenthal once refers to him as the greatest happiness in his life.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': GenderFlipped with Homura and Madoka [[AlternateTimeline in the original timeline]]. Madoka dying prompts Homura to contract, wishing to be able to [[TimeTravel go back and protect her]]. This has the unintended side-effect of making Madoka increasingly important to causality, [[GoneHorriblyWrong making Kyubey try even harder to contract her]] and setting off the entire plot of the series.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': They put each other through [[WeUsedToBeFriends absolute hell]] first, but Lelouch and Suzaku's reconciliation at the end implies they've come to an understanding of eachother. Lelouch's sacrifice at the end of the series changes the course of Suzaku's life forever (and, ironically, gives him a reason to keep living)as well as the world.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' features a bizarre example: [[PersonOfMassDestruction Light]] and [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist L]] are, on many levels, the only people capable of [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation understanding one another]], and spend several months literally [[ChainedHeat attached to each other]] twenty-four/seven; ultimately, though, Light [[CradlingYourKill kills L]] for the sake of his [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans 'new world']]. This is a definite [[KickTheMoralityPet turning point of the story]]; from that point onward, Light's mental instability reaches [[MoralEventHorizon a whole new level of horrific]].
* In ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'', Clair's EliteMook and friend Ian is killed after a fact-finding mission gone wrong, and just hours later Mitchal blows himself up (ostensibly to allow Giovanni and Clair to make a getaway from their enemies, though part of it may have been so he and Ian could be TogetherInDeath). All Clair has left of them are Mitchal's "lucky" dice and Ian's Phi Beta Kappa ring. This (coupled with losing his [[TheDon Vampire]] status and his home, plus the Daddy Issues he had from the start) sends him into an AngstComa.
* In ''Manga/SevenGhost'', Mikage is the only friend that Teito has. Mikage likewise is very attached to Teito and fiercely protective of him. After a few plot events, [[BigBad Ayanami]] hijacks Mikage's body and irrepairably destroys his soul. Frau is forced to kill him to save Teito's life. It's worse, in that Mikage dies smiling in Teito's arms before dissolving into feathers. It's made better/worse, depending on the viewer, when Mikage's soul is reincarnated into the cutest bunny-dragon you ever did see.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jean]] and [[TheHeart Marco]], who become close friends during their three years in training together. Both dream of joining the Military Police Brigade, but for very different reasons and are opposites in terms of demeanor. However, Marco recognizes and encourages Jean's potential as TheLeader, seeing in him someone capable of much more than he's willing to believe. During the gruesome cleanup of Trost in the aftermath of the battle there, Jean discovers [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe what remains]] of Marco. The meaningless and lonely death of his best friend prompts Jean to abandon his selfish ideals, and enlist in the Survey Corps where he quickly establishes himself as a capable young leader. When the others joke wondering [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness what happened]] to the Jean they all knew, he states his intention to not disappoint [[MeaningfulFuneral those charred bones]] he saw.
* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'': The third installment is a big TraumaCongaLine for Shinji, but what finally breaks him is the death of Kaworu, the only person in the film who was genuinely nice to him.
** Their relationship counts in the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion original anime]] and its manga adaptation as well. [[BroadStrokes The details differ in each continuity]], but all three incarnations involve an intense relationship between the two which ends in Kaworu's death, driving Shinji deeper into despair.
* Waver and his [[SummoningRitual Servant]] Rider from ''LightNovel/FateZero'', despite only knowing each other for a few weeks, forge an intense friendship which culminates in Waver pledging his UndyingLoyalty to Rider shortly before the latter is killed by Gilgamesh (whose ''own'' tragic bromance with Enkidu is alluded to afterwards). Waver undergoes tremendous CharacterDevelopment due to his friendship with Rider and is deeply influenced by his Servant's ideals for the rest of his life. Considering Rider is ''the'' AlexanderTheGreat, this isn't surprising.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' really loves this, mostly tho show that WarIsHell.
** Played a lot in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED''. The series mainly revolves around ChildhoodFriends [[TheHero Kira Yamato]] and [[TheDragon Athrun Zala]] having to reluctantly fight each other due to ending at two warring factions. Then came the time when Kira kills a close friend and comrade of Athrun in combat, who in turn becomes furious and retaliates by killing one of Kira's TrueCompanions. Said killings resulted with the two former friends having a battle to the death which Athrun won, but said victory is more like a PyrrhicVictory as he becomes emotionally damaged as a result. However, Kira survives their encounter. Not only that, but Athrun's fiancee also helped him steal one of their faction's [[BiggerStick top mobile suits]]. Once he learns this, he was ordered to reclaim or destroy the stolen unit by piloting another one of those top MS. By this time, Athrun has become very aware that WarIsHell and pulls a HeelfaceTurn and [[BashBrothers reunites and reconciled with his friend]] and [[MeleeATrois join/create a third faction]] to stop it.
*** The original planned ending of the series had ''[[TheHeroDies Kira dying]]'', with Athrun [[AnArmAndALeg losing an arm]] and being emotionally damaged.
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', the series' second protagonist (it's a GenerationalSaga) Asemu Asuno eventually have to fight his bestfriend Zeheart Galette, who is TheMole of the other faction. Obviously, both guys have a hard time dealing with having to fight each other, especially Asemu. Ultimately, Asemu ended up having to kill Zeheart, but not long before having a final heartfelt conversation. Their friendship is much more emphasized in the show's SpecialEdition.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* DCComics
** ''ComicBook/{{Hitman}}'': Tommy and Ringo, Tommy and Pat, and Hacken and Ringo. A case could be made for Tommy and Bob as well.
** BoosterGold and the BlueBeetle, though in some continuities, the new Beetle serves as ReplacementGoldfish. Beetle's death makes Booster go from an egotistical, fame-seeking buffoon to wanting to genuinely be a heroic hero who contributes something.
** Though HeGotBetter, GreenLantern Kyle Rayner's death in the BlackestNight story arc caused his close friend and colleague, Guy Gardner, to break down in tears for a moment before entirely giving in to his maddened rage and becoming a Red Lantern.
* MarvelComics
** [[CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] and BuckyBarnes. Though Bucky got better, and they eventually returned to the Bromance.
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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''ForrestGump'', Forrest and Bubba. After Bubba's death, Forrest fulfills his friend's lifelong dream by buying a shrimping boat.
* Several JohnWoo films
** ''Film/ABetterTomorrow'': Sung Tse Ho and Mark Gor
** ''A Better Tomorrow II'': Sung Tse Ho and Sung Tse Kit
** Inverted in ''Film/TheKiller'' with Ah Jong and Inspector Li Ying
** ''Film/HardBoiled'': Tequila Yuen and Alan
* ''Brian's Song'': Brian Piccolo and Gayle Sayers (yes, he's male).
* An epic ''womance'': the two female scientists from ''Film/{{Volcano}}''. The remaining scientist (Anne Heche) is that much more determined to convince [=FEMA=] that there's really a volcano starting in Los Angeles because her best friend died to prove it.
* Similarly, the death of her close friend and fellow CIA agent in the line of duty causes the main character of ''Film/ZeroDarkThirty'' to adopt an [[ItsPersonal It's Personal]] stance on the search for Bin Laden.
* Obi-wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker share this fate throughout the StarWars saga.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', this is the fate of James "Bucky" Barnes. This also follows the comics, though in the film Bucky and Steve are the same age, while in the comics Steve is older.
* DeadPoetsSociety has [[{{BrokenAce}} Neil]] and [[{{ShrinkingViolet}} Todd]] who are roomates and best friends at 'Hellton'. Throughout the movie they support each other's fight against their controlling parents. Eventually Neil is cowed by his father and committs suicide, leaving Todd openly distraught and heartbroken.
* Happens due to KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! in ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' to Kirk, who has to watch as Spock dies. Of course, in the next movie Spock gets better, but at the time it was intended to stick.
* A variation of this happens in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''; Erik Lehnsherr and Charles Xavier form a close friendship, but [[ForegoneConclusion ultimately part]] because of a major difference in ideals. Notably, neither is killed, although [[spoiler:Professor X does sustain a permanent injury that leads to Magneto [[CradlingYourKill cradling his cripple]]]].
* In ''Film/TopGun'' the death of Maverick's co-pilot and volleyball partner Goose is a major turning point in the characters life.
* Inverted in ''Film/TheWindThatShakesTheBarley'' with Damien and Teddy O'Donovan.
* Happens to Thor and Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' when Loki commits suicide, since although he doesn't actually die, Thor doesn't know that.
* The end of ''Film/MidnightCowboy'', despite Ratso and Joe Buck being VitriolicBestBuds.
* Unlike [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} in the comics]], Nite Owl II [[AdaptationalAngstUpgrade sees]] Rorshchach's death [[Film/{{Watchmen}} in the film version]] and it visibly crushed him, which ultimately caused him to lash out at [[BigBadFriend the person]] directly responsible for it.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': The two leads Sam and Dean Winchester manage to do this to one another ''multiple times''. Dean is the ruling champion, but if it weren't for Sam's first major death the whole plot from the beginning of season three onward would not exist in any recognizable form.
** [[DealWithTheDevil Getting him out of it]] caused Dean to die at the end of season three, which caused Sam to have a [[DarkerAndEdgier major character shift]] in the four months between then and when Dean got better again at the start of season four; and the combination of what the two of them did ''while'' Dean was dead set up the [[HeroicSacrifice need]] for Sam to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath die]] at the end of season five. Dean followed Sam's "last request" to try and live a normal life, but was ''pissed'' when Sam shows up again and reveals he's been back for a while without telling him. Then it turned out Sam's ''soul'' was still stuck in Hell...
** Dean's 101 deaths during one season three episode hit Sam pretty hard, too, especially the one that last six months before the bastard undid it. And hence the title of reigning champion. Also the fact that he stayed dead the longest.
** Dean and Castiel over the course of seasons six and seven. After Cas's power-trip and ensuing "sacrifice", Dean spends half a season going through the motions like season-six-Buffy, unable to really care about himself or the state of the world, and only starting to recover after Castiel reappears.
--> "You know, I used to be able to just shake this stuff off. You know, whatever it was. It might take me some time, but... I always could. What Cas did... I just can't – I don't know why."
** Dean really can't catch a break from this trope. If it isn't Sam, it's Cas. If it isn't Cas, it's Benny.
* Although Buffy gets better by the end of Season 6, Buffy and Willow between the season 5 finale and the season 6 premiere of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' totally fits this trope. Buffy's death causes Willow to go into a spiral of desperation and bargaining that eventually leads her into [[KnightTemplar extremely morally ambiguous territory]] in her effort to resurrect her best friend, leads to her sliding into DrunkWithPower, and emotionally sets her up for a DespairEventHorizon after her unrelated ''romantic'' tragedy one season later.
* ''Series/ShutUpFlowerBoyBand'' has one of the members of the titular band die in a tragic fashion. [[AgeAppropriateAngst Being teenagers]], the rest of the band doesn't take his death too well.
* Horatio and Archie's friendship in the ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' miniseries was extremely deep. They were together in purgatory (Horatio's first ship ''Justinian'' where they both got bullied and tormented by a sadistic midshipman), got separated and met again in hell, a Spanish prison when they both got tortured in a PunishmentBox and Archie [[DrivenToSuicide tried to starve himself]]. Horatio saved Archie's life when he nursed him back into health, and Archie saved Horatio's when he dragged him from an exploding bridge during a doomed mission in France. In "Retribution", Horatio is shattered by Archie's [[AlmostDeadGuy slow and painful death]] and his HeroicSacrifice. However, the emotional fallout after Archie's death isn't explored overtly in the subsequent series, but Hornblower is obviously a man who is bitter and surly, without a pal [[SugarAndIcePersonality who could make him show his more cheerful and pleasant side]]. [[note]]This was all done quite possibly due to ExecutiveMeddling because Forester's estate wanted Hornblower to be turned back again into "a hero alone" which is who he is in the books. They also insisted that Archie, a CompositeCharacter, is written off, and Hornblower becomes paired with his canonical best pal, Lieutenant Bush, whose friendship is less tight.[[/note]]
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ends with Arthur dying in Merlin's arms and Merlin believing that he's failed in his destiny to protect him. Scant comfort is derived from his [[PlatonicLifePartners very close friendship with Guinevere]] Arthur's widow and the sole ruler of Camelot and the Great Dragon's promise that one day Arthur will return in the time of Britain's greatest need. A FlashForward shows Merlin as a hobo in modern times, still waiting for Arthur's return.
* This seems to be a thing that happens towards the finale of many a Heisei-era ''Franchise/KamenRider'' show between the protagonist and the deuteragonist.
** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'': In the second to last episode, Shinji/Ryuki is dealt a fatal wound by a group of Monsters and his death prompts Ren/Knight to attempt to become the Final Rider.
*** In the 13 Riders special, the roles are reversed.
** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'': Kenzaki/Blade sacrifices his humanity to become a Joker Undead in the finale, but as a result, must separate himself from Hajime/Chalice.
*** In TheMovie, the roles are reversed with Hajime sacrificing himself in place of Kenzaki.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'': Philip disappears at the conclusion of the second to last episode, leaving Shotaro to protect Futo as Kamen Rider Joker. Fortunately, Philip is revived in the final episode.
** ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'': Ankh's Core Medal is cracked by Maki, but decides to help Eiji/OOO defeat the latter. After defeating Maki, Ankh dies, although his spirit is seen to follow Eiji.
* ''Series/{{Smash}}'': Kyle is the only person Jimmy seems to genuinely love, but he's a jerk to him too. Then Kyle is killed in a hit-and-run, and Jimmy cleans up his act, dedicates himself to their musical, sobs when Kyle wins a posthumous Tony, and fesses up to a past crime and does time so he can start fresh.
* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': Opie's death, which was a combination of [[SuicideByCop Suicide by Prison Gang]] and HeroicSacrifice was the final straw for Jax Teller. After four seasons of contemplating leaving the club, he throws himself full on into the dirty dealings, and onto the ProtagonistJourneyToVillain path.
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Due to Shane being SparedByTheAdaptation, his LoveTriangle with his bestfriend Rick and the latter's wife Lori is fully utilized. Rick and Shane are the best of friends since high school up until the day they became cops. On one mission, Rick is shot and was put in coma. During this time, the ZombieApocalypse happened and Shane had to take care of Lori and her and Rick's son Carl. Thinking that Rick is dead, Shane and Lori began a relationship. Once Rick returns to the scene, Lori obviously abandons Shane. Shane, while initially happy to see Rick alive, [[LoveMakesYouEvil gradually becomes resentful]] towards him and [[LoveMakesYouCrazy comes to believe that he is a better husband and father than him]]. The second season shows the dissolution of their friendship, with Rick ultimately having to kill Shane because [[SanitySlippage he has gone to the deep end by that point]]. Having to kill Shane made a huge impact on Rick's CharacterDevelopment in later seasons.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheBible'': David and Jonathan
* ''Literature/TheIliad'': Achilles and Patroclus
* ''Literature/ASeparatePeace'': Gene and Finny
* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' gives us James Potter and Sirius Black. They were a part of a four-person group of friends at Hogwarts called the Marauders, but they were described as being the Fred and George Weasley of their time. When James dies at the hands of Voldemort, Sirius was ready to relinquish his rebellious lifestyle to look after James' son Harry, but when Hagrid mentioned that Dumbledore already had a plan in place, Sirius unsuccessfully went after the man responsible for allowing Voldemort to kill his friend, which got him wrongly imprisoned. Ever after both James' death and his imprisonment in Azkaban, he isn't nearly as cheerful or light-hearted as he is presented in flashbacks or in a little side-story, though he does briefly revert to his old self when he comes into possession of his old house.
* ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'': Nick and Gatsby, certainly by the end of the book.
* Landen Parke-Laine and Anton Next in the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series. Especially tragic because Landon's (truthful) testimony in the investigation of the events that killed Anton turned Anton's name to mud for all history.
* SherlockHolmes and Watson, when Holmes apparently dies in ''The Final Problem''. Luckily, [[HesJustHiding he was just hiding]].
* ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': Turin and Beleg, immortalized in-universe by the "Song of the Great Bow." The tragedy is made even worse by the fact that Turin [[AccidentalMurder was the cause of Beleg's death]]!
* ''DragonLance'': Raistlin's ascension to the tower of high sorcery leaves Caramon a drunken wreck for years. Without his brother, he felt completely unneeded. It is only after Raistlin actually dies that he is able to move on with his life.
* While Robert is no longer a main character by the third book in ''TheEmigrants'' suite him and Arvid still fit this trope. Arvid's death on their way to California has a deep impact on Robert and he never recovers.
* Lord Jon Connington and the late [[TheWhitePrince Prince Rhaegar]] in ''ASongOfIceAndFire/ADanceWithDragons''. Connington is particularly ashamed of losing a crucial battle against Robert Baratheon, who would go on to kill Rhaegar, take the throne, and exile Connington.
** Robb Stark and Theon Greyjoy could count as well.
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[[folder:Manhwa]]
* ''Manhwa/CielTheLastAutumnStory'''s Yvienne and Lariatte form another GenderFlipped version, with Lariatte's HeroicSacrifice causing Yvienne's DespairEventHorizon.
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[[folder:Mythology]]
* GreekMythology has Achilles and Patroclus. It's Patroclus' death that motivates Achilles to [[AchillesInHisTent get out of his tent]] and kick some [[TheTrojanWar Trojan]] ass.
** Also Apollo and Hyacinth, who was an even bigger PrettyBoy than Apollo. Zeus was jealous that someone so beautiful was spending all his time with someone other than him, so he made the discus that Apollo had thrown slam into his head and kill him.
* NorseMythology has Örvar-Oddr and Hjalmar in ''Literature/TheSagaOfArrowOdd''.
* The [[OlderThanDirt oldest known legend]] [[UrExample in the world]], ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'', is one such tale. The whole story after the first act is about Gilgamesh's quest for immortality, to which he is driven by the death of his close friend and comrade Enkidu.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'': Romeo and Mercutio.
* ''Theatre/WestSideStory'': Tony and Riff
* [[TheEmigrants Kristina från Duvemåla]]: Robert and Arvid. Robert's song about Arvid's death, "''Gold Can Turn To Sand''", is probably the saddest song in a musical that's filled to the brim with sad songs. Especially poignant in the original Swedish where Robert emphasizes Arvid's death as the exact moment when gold turned to sand.
* Female version in Theatre/{{Wicked}} with Elphaba and Glinda. "Who can say if I've been changed for the better/but because I knew you, I have been changed for good."
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''[[RyuGaGotoku Yakuza 3]]'', Rikiya's death deeply affects Kazuma, to the point he breaks his [[TheStoic usually unflappable demeanor]] and [[ManlyTears breaks down crying]].
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Cloud and Zack
** Only touched upon in flashbacks during the game, but elaborated in other entries of the franchise such as ''LastOrder'', ''CrisisCore'', and ''AdventChildren''.
** Something of an inversion in the game in which it is most important, ''Crisis Core'', as Zack is the main character. The rest of the series plays this straight, of course.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': Shinjiro's [[WHAMEpisode death]], from Akihiko's point of view. It's an allusion to Castor and Pollux (see Mythology).
* Solid Snake and Gray Fox in ''VideoGame/MetalGear2'', but [[{{Revision}} properly explored]] in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', where it's shown Fox's death has broken Snake's heart when Fox [[CameBackWrong Comes Back Wrong]] as a cyborg [[StalkerWithACrush desperate to fight Snake to the death so he can find some peace]].
* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', Sigurd and Eltshan.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'': Dart and Lavitz and boy is it a real TearJerker
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'' [[TheLancer Garrus]] seems to take [[TheLeader Shepard's]] death this way, especially if you influenced him to be more Renegade in the first game. Following the destruction of the Normandy, he heads back to the Citadel, either to rejoin C-Sec or try to become a Spectre. Either way, after seeing the Council bury evidence of the Reapers and [[IgnoredExpert discredit everything Shepard did]] he decides he's finally had enough of the Citadel's bureaucracy and heads to the galaxy's WretchedHive to try and fight crime at its source. This is especially sad if you take him back to Omega after you've recruited him and he notes that despite everything he did, he never actually make a difference.
* In ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', Revan and Malak were best friends before their fall the dark-side, leading Malak to eventually betray his oldest friend. When confronted with an amnesiac Revan who has returned to the light-side, he only regrets betraying them from afar and mourns the loss of the "[[ARealManIsAKiller real]]" Revan.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' features an {{Odd Friendship}} between hall monitor [[ClassRepresentative Ishimaru]] and biker gang leader [[JapaneseDelinquents Mondo]]. They have fierce rivalry at first and only [[FireForgedFriends become friends]] a few days before Mondo is [[SympatheticMurderer pegged as the murderer]] for trial 2. After Oowada's execution, Ishimaru falls far into a [[DespairEventHorizon despair-induced]] HeroicBSOD, and never recovers.
** [[PassionateSportsGirl Asahina]] and [[HugeSchoolgirl Sakura]] could count as a gender-flipped version, too, as they become incredibly close friends almost immediately and Sakura's [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]] turns Asahina into something of a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, though she gets better.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Fire Lord Sozin and Avatar Roku. It's a twisted version since Sozin intentionally left Roku to die, although he regrets doing so by the time of his death.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* AlexanderTheGreat and Hephaestion, who actually compared themselves to Achilles and Patroclus on more than one occasion, even laying wreaths on their respective graves at Troy.
* Creator/AlfredLordTennyson's ''In Memoriam'' dealt with his emotions surrounding the death of his best friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died suddenly of cerebral hemorrhaging at the age of 22 (and was, in fact, [[BestFriendsInLaw engaged to Tennyson's sister Emilia]]).
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