'''Basic Trope''': The hero and villain of a work are seen taking part in leisure activities with one another.
* '''Straight''': On their off-time, arch-enemies [[TheCape Hiro]] and [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] play chess.
* '''Exaggerated''': Hiro and Emperor Evulz have a full-fledged [[DatingCatwoman romantic relationship]] with one another when they're not trying to take over the world/saving the world.
* '''Downplayed''': Hiro and Evulz are very polite and curteous to one another once they stop fighting but they're not going to be hanging out any time soon.
* '''Justified''':
** Two opposing professionals (athletes, lawyers, politicians, etc.) meet for drinks everyday after work. It's just the nature of their jobs.
** The hero and villain are related or were friends before they got super powers. Despite their obvious differences, they still get together for their weekly chess games.
** They are a PunchClockHero and PunchClockVillain respectively. It's just business. Outside of that, they get along quite well.
* '''Inverted''': WorthyOpponent
* '''Subverted''': Evulz asks Hiro for a game of chess after he puts him in prison but the hero refuses...
* '''Double Subverted''': ... Then he feels sorry for Evulz and decides to play with him, fomring a strange bond in the process.
* '''Parodied''': Evulz and Hiro are engaged in a brutal battle for the fate of the universe, niether one giving an inch until... [[PunchClockHero break]][[PunchClockVillain time]]. They stop mid-fight and happily share a lunch together.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Hiro and Evulz start off hating one another and would never dream of hanging out but somehow, both discover their love for chess. After a strange series of circumstances, they start playing with one another and actually start getting along. Eventually, Evulz goes through a HeelFaceTurn due to their friendship.
* '''Averted''': Hiro and Evulz never see each other outside of typical hero/villain fights.
* '''Enforced''':
** The writer wants to explore a hero/villain friendship through a mutual interest.
** They are characters in a multiplayer spin-off game, where the roster consist of familiar characters of the franchise (especially given the MinimalistCast and [[FlatCharacter generic roles/underdeveloped conflict]] premises).
* '''Lampshaded''': "It's sad that one of my favorite chess opponents is a bad guy."
* '''Invoked''': They both like chess and niether one has been able to find an opponent who can match them in skill. Why not play each other?
* '''Exploited''':
** Evulz is only pretending to be Hiro's chess-partner in order to manipulate him.
** Hiro believes their mutual love of chess will rehabilitate Evulz.
* '''Defied''': Evulz and Hiro both like chess but refuse to play with one another.
* '''Discussed''': Evulz and Hiro discuss their mutual love of chess despite them being enemies.
* '''Conversed''': Fans of the comic have a conversation about Hiro and Evulzs' odd friendship.
* '''Implied''': Hiro's teammates notice he visits Evulz in prison once a week. They speculate they are playing chess due to both men loving the game.
* '''Deconstructed''': Eventually, their chess playing interfers with their heroism/world-dominance plans.
* '''Reconstructed''': Then they agree to keep their "professional life" separate from their mutual hobby.
* '''Played For Laughs''': After Hiro beats up Evulz, he asks, "So we're still on for out weekly chess game, right?"
* '''Played For Drama''': Both Hiro and Evulz are NotSoDifferent. They are super geniuses and FishOutOfWater due to their powers so they have no one else willing or able to play chess.
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It's time to stop fighting. Why don't you GoKartingWithBowser instead?
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