* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
** Subverted with Wekapipo and Magenta Magenta in "Steel Ball Run". Although they make a good team combat-wise, they personally despise each other and eventually [[spoiler:Wekapipo makes a HeelFaceTurn.]]
** In Part 3, we have the Oingo Boingo Brothers and Hol Horse and J. Geil. Hol Horse and Boingo eventually team up after each of their partners is incapacitated.
* Gin and Vodka from ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. Despite being responsible for the main character's... condition, they really don't seem all that bad. Then [[KickTheDog then they plant a bomb on a train]] in the manga (in the anime, it's [[SchrodingersCat two completely-unrelated men in black]]). They do get a lot more evil later on, however.
* Cold-hearted assassin Kieth Baker and inept robber Sam Perkins in the {{Western}} manga ''Manga/{{Miriam}}''. While they lack the duo dynamic usually present, and they don't usually work together, they fit the mold in a lot of other ways (like the customary occasional personality clash).
* In the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Boogie Woogie Feng Shui", Jet is pursued by two of these guys, who also appear to be based on the Blues Brothers.
* ''Main/YuGiOh'':
** Rex Raptor/Dinosaur Ryuzaki and Weevil Underwood/Insector Haga in [[Anime/YuGiOh the original anime]] arguably become this as they begin to associate with one another almost exclusively.
** Also, Lumis and Umbra from the Battle City arc are a FatAndSkinny example.
** They [[AntiVillain aren't exactly evil]] but you could technically include Droite and Gauche from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' on this list.
** There was also Ikazuchimaru and Kourimaru in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' (named Thunder and Frost in the dub), but despite having actual ElementalPowers, they were at most, [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Lumis and Umbra wanna-bes.]] The same can be said for Rikuo and Kaio in ''Zexal'' (named Scorch and Chills in the dub) who were possibly even worse. (Not only did they cheat against Yuma and Shark, it was rather obvious that they did so.)
* Thorgrimm and Atli in ''Manga/VinlandSaga'', up until Thorgrimm tries to make a play for power. Doesn't work out very well for Thorgrimm.
* Mutant experiments no. 666 and 777 in ''Anime/DeadLeaves''.
* The PunchClockVillain Kajinan and Enge from ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer''. When Japoli joins them they become Those Three Bad Guys.
* ''Manga/{{Jackals}}''
** Hans and Gacho.
** Arguably, the main characters Nichol and Huya are also examples of this, being a pair of assassins themselves.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' members of the Akatsuki organisation split in [[EvilDuo pairs]] to counter ConservationOfNinjutsu. Some of them make quite a fit for this trope:
** Hidan and Kakuzu. They both bicker a lot, and don't appear to really get along, but are partners nonetheless. Kakuzu being the smart one that comes up with strategy, and Hidan being the rash and loud-mouthed jerk.
-->'''Kakuzu:''' ''(having just reattached Hidan's head to his neck)'' Watch the stitches, they'll break if you move too much.\\
'''Hidan:''' You know what, Kakuzu? Eat a dick.
** The same is true for Itachi and Kisame and Sasori and Deidara. And then, after Sasori is killed, Deidara and Tobi.
** Zetsu and... Zetsu. The left and right sides of his body have split consciousnesses and the halves communicate with each other via speech rather than thought.
* Luke and Jan, the Valentine Brothers from ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}''.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** The Frost Brothers of ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX''.
** Also, Bring Stabity and Devine Nova from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''
* Warera, Loli, and Conda from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' are technically three guys but fill the same role and have the same general dynamic before their HeelFaceTurn. They also have a ''hilarious'' PunnyName ("Warera {{lolicon}} da" is Japanese for "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar we are pedophiles]]").
* [[GenderFlip Female version]]: Sailor Aluminium Siren and Sailor Lead Crow in the ''Stars'' season of ''Anime/SailorMoon''.
* Gatomon (pre-HeelFaceTurn) and Demidevimon from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''.
* In the Zanpakuto filler arc from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the role is filled by the spirits of Rangiku and Momo's weapons, [[CatGirl Haineko]] and [[TokenMiniMoe Tobiume]].
* You wouldn't know it from looking at them (or listening to them), at least at first, but [[spoiler:Walker and Erika]] of ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' are [[ColdBloodedTorture absolutely terrifying]]. This is mostly because [[spoiler: their dialogue primarily consists of [[{{Otaku}} anime and manga references]]]], which would lead most people to think they're just kind of odd. Even better, [[spoiler:their nerdy hobbies]] end up influencing their [[TortureTechnician other hobby]], so there ends up being quite a bit of dissonance between their relatively innocent [[spoiler:love of anime and manga]] and their horrific threats.
-->'''[[spoiler:Erika]]:''' We'll torture you [[spoiler:based on the plot to one of these mangas!]]
* Natsumi, Minami and Kumi from ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' are [[GenderFlip "these three bad girls".]] As well as [[AlphaBitch Otome's]] incredibly ''nasty'' GirlPosse.
* Ciel and Sebastian from ''Manga/BlackButler''. Also, Claude and Alois.
* Shin and Noi of ''Manga/{{Dorohedoro}}'' wear the same kind of black suits as the ''Film/PulpFiction'' protagonists and like to have {{body count competition}}s. They're also surprisingly nice [[PunchClockVillain off the job]] and good-looking under those terrifying masks they wear. Due to GrayAndGreyMorality, they are among the protagonists.
* The two thugs who actually pull off kidnapping Nagi, until Hayate's interference, in the beginning of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', show up later and kidnap Saki from Wataru's video store, until Sonia's interference, have this kind of dynamic between them.
* ''Franchise/DragonBall''
** Mai and Shu, Pilaf's lackeys in ''Manga/DragonBall''.
** Dodoria and Zarbon, Frieza's top henchmen in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
** Also Spopovich and Yamu from ''Dragon Ball Z'''s Buu arc.
** [[EvilOverlord Frieza]] and [[FromASingleCell Cell]] apparently become this while in Hell during their [[CurbStompBattle fight]] with Goku in ''Anime/DragonBallGT''.
* Tom and Tab from ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion''.
* Christopher Shouldered and Hong Chi-Mei from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' are two murderous [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculi]] prone to {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s in between their murderous escapades -- Or rather, Christopher is prone to {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s while Chi plays his StraightMan.
* Scanty and Kneesocks from ''PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''.
* [[DarkActionGirl Lust]] and [[PsychopathicManchild Gluttony]] act as an unusual mixed-gender example of this in the early stages of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' before CharacterDevelopment kicks in ([[spoiler:especially for Gluttony after Lust's death]]). The Slicer Brothers form a similarly [[TwoBeingsOneBody idiosyncratic]] example.
* ''{{Shiki}}'' gives us two young male vampires named Takatoshi and Yasuyuki, who are commonly seen together. They have two major scenes together, one in which they [[spoiler: hunt down a villager]], and another where they [[spoiler: engage in conversation as they bury the corpses of those who haven't risen up.]]
* [[spoiler:Reiner Braun and Bertolt Hoover]] from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. They have a tendency to engage in CrypticConversation, and their teamwork makes them a formidable threat. [[spoiler:Both turn out to be {{Tragic Villain}}s that [[BecomingTheMask grew attached]] to their classmates and are hinted to ''not'' be the most serious threat to humanity's survival]].
* Yadokhan and Isohgin from ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo''. They are FatAndSkinny and [[BigGuyLittleGuy Little and Big]], respectively and they work always together. Justified, their true form is a [[FusionDance fusion]]. And they have pretty much the same personality.
** Bunbee and Scorp would become a duo if Scorp didn't die so early in this season.
* ''DokiDokiPrettyCure'' has the Selfish Deputies Leva and Gula who replace the Selfish Trio. Leva is the skinny guy with the brains, and Gula is the fat guy with the brawns. They are introduced together, summon [[MonstersOfTheWeek Jikochuus]] together, [[spoiler:[[FusionDance fuse together]] and are killed together by Bel (the leader of the said trio).]]
* Hansel and Gretel from the ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' animé. They even converse in a similar manner shown on the trope page.
* ''Anime/SonicX'', possibly inspired by ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', gives Dr. Eggman robot helpers Decoe and Bocoe.
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