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->''"Sometimes, the only way to stop Evil is not with Good. You must confront it with another kind of Evil."''
-->-- '''Aereon''', ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick''

Sometimes, everyone just needs a break from heroes. It can get a bit repetitive to have every protagonist be a [[LightIsGood white-as-snow]] [[IncorruptiblePurePureness goody-two shoes]] [[TheHero hero]]. A refreshing dose of moral ambiguity can do just the trick. When you're tired of watching heroes be heroic, watching a VillainProtagonist be villainous can be a nice change of pace.

However, there's a problem with this. Heroes are very popular because people take a liking in their benevolent acts. This is probably because people are, to some small extent, [[RousseauWasRight basically good]]; they like watching other people be happy, succeed against all odds, and so forth. [[HumansAreBastards At least most of the time anyways]]. The reason villains lose all the time is because they do things that make the audience unhappy; after all, [[CaptainObvious that's their purpose for being villains]]. Watching [[TheBadGuyWins a villain defeat the heroes]] and [[DownerEnding plunge the world into darkness and suffering]] might be refreshing at first, but it leaves a bad taste in their mouth.

The solution to this is to pit the VillainProtagonist against the VillainAntagonist. Someone so rotten that no matter how low you go on the KarmaMeter, you'll ''still'' want to go after them and carry out justice. That way, the character(s) can ''be'' evil while ''doing'' good. It's the best of both worlds. You don't have to do really rotten things like [[KickTheDog kicking puppies]], you can kick [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot fire-breathing demon puppies]] instead. It's kind of hard to TakeOverTheWorld when another EvilOverlord is already ruling it; [[EvilVersusOblivion or]] wants [[OmnicidalManiac to destroy it]]. It also wouldn't do to allow some other villain to kill your heroic archenemy before [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou you can score that triumph for yourself]]. For a GentlemanThief who wants the best loot, what better target than other thieves? TheStarscream has to have ''someone'' to overthrow, right? And even the most vicious KnightTemplar is right once in a while. And if both bad guys are bad enough, having them killing each other is a victory for everyone!

Note that if a work's ''primary conflict'' is about Evil Versus Evil, then there is a serious risk of DarknessInducedAudienceApathy. If the viewers/players/readers cannot support any faction, they may simply not care. This may be averted by making one of the sides more sympathetic, a villain with [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]], or at least some [[LikableVillain likable]] trait to endear him to the audience.

Of course, if he gains too many good traits, then the trope shifts into GreyAndBlackMorality which is a different trope.

See also EvenEvilHasStandards and BlackAndGrayMorality. Contrast GoodVersusGood. Also contrast EnemyCivilWar, EvilerThanThou, and TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil, which are about antagonists battling other antagonists. This trope is the opposite of a VillainTeamUp. Has a SubTrope in EvilVersusOblivion, where one side is world-destroying bad.

* EvilVersusEvil/AnimeAndManga
* EvilVersusEvil/ComicBooks
* EvilVersusEvil/{{Literature}}
* EvilVersusEvil/LiveActionFilm
* EvilVersusEvil/LiveActionTV
* EvilVersusEvil/TabletopGames
* EvilVersusEvil/VideoGames
* EvilVersusEvil/WesternAnimation


[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'''s ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'', in all its various incarnations. Except for their arbitrarily assigned color scheme, the two sides are identical, committing the same horrible (if hilarious) atrocities on each other. (Which was creator Antonio Prohias's whole point.)
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1999-02-07/ Mordac the Preventer vs. Catbert]].

* Robert Reed's science fiction novelette "Five Thrillers", published in the April 2008 issue of ''The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction'', is about a sociopath who slowly rises through the political ranks, repeatedly prevents genocides and eventually (SPOILER ALERT!) saves the human race from complete destruction, all because he is disturbingly, creepily, stomach-turningly amoral, way moreso than the supposed villains of the story.
[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Zan-Shocker vs. the Voidspace Army in [[http://alaxr274.deviantart.com/gallery/36864534 Kamen Rider x Super Sentai x Super Milestone Wars: Crossover Taisen]]
* ''[[Fanfic/UltimateSleepwalker Ultimate Sleepwalker: The New Dreams]]'' has the supervillain 8-Ball going up against hired killer Bullseye when they're hired by rival syndicates during a MobWar. [[spoiler:8-Ball wins.]]
* The Council Era, a fanfic created through the cooperation of several writers on the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' Fanon Wikia (not Fan Fiction wikia) has an Evil Versus Evil plotline within the GreyAndGrayMorality of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe. On one side is the LawfulEvil, morally-corrupt equivalent of a galactic United Nations, The Council, and [[TheStarscream their advisor Tyrin Lieph]]. On the other is a ruthless NeutralEvil species [[TheStarscream led by another Starscream, Halak Marr]], whose primary goal is becoming a MasterRace.
* In ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' Draco believes (along most Slytherins, apparently) that Dumbledore was the Greater Evil and that Voldemort and his Death Eaters, though bad, were the only people with a chance to stand up to him.
* Engineered by the Emperor in ''FanFic/TalesOfTheEmperasque'': he causes Tyranid Hive to attack Dark Eldar, weakening them both. By extension, so many Dark Eldar souls going to Slaanesh, a villain himself, causes him to attack another villain, Khorne, effectively taking them out of the picture for centuries.
* During the last third of the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' story ''FanFic/Zero2ARevision'', [[ManipulativeBastard UmbraDevimon]] and [[EvilOverlord Demon]] both invade the Real World at the same time; apparently deciding that it's not big enough for both of them, they start throwing their armies at each other in order to wipe each other out. And ''[[FromBadToWorse then]]'', the Gravemon invade as well, and they suddenly find something more dangerous to worry about.
* ''FanFic/TheShapeOfTheNightmareToCome'' has [[GalacticConqueror Abaddon's]] Chaos Imperium fighting against the Perturabo-Angron alliance (Abaddon wins with the aid of Typhus), and later on [[SpacePirates Huron Blackheart's Eastern Chaos Imperium]] and the [[EldritchAbomination Void Dragon's]] Necron forces. Even worse, a key element of the fic's setting is the removal of two factions engaged in a massive Evil Versus Evil war - The Tyranid Hive Fleet Leviathan and the Ork Empire of Octarius inadvertently gave birth to the New Devourer, [[FromBadToWorse Ork/Tyranid hybrid lifeforms]], who then proceeded to eat 1/3 of the galaxy.
* This has popped up a couple of times so far in ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': First, Valmont used the first Oni mask to steal control of the Ninja Shadowkhan away from Jade and turned on her, forcing her into a brief EnemyMine with Jackie. Then Ikazuki showed up and, after a brief fight, forced Jade to serve him, at least until the J-Team defeated him. And seeing as Jade's ultimate plan is to overthrow Tarakudo as ruler of the Oni, this will probably show up some more.
** In a situation not involving the Oni, Jade gets captures by the EvilSorcerer Lung, who wishes to break her to his will, thus granting him control over her and her tribe. Jade's minions, Left and Right, track him down and launch an [[StormingTheCastle assault on his fortress]], completely {{curb stomp|Battle}}ing his forces before fighting [[spoiler: and killing]] him and freeing Jade.
** And then there's Drago, who comes back in time to eliminate all rivals to his power in the future, including Jade. Because of this, the Matriarch (Jade's future self) sends her servant Karasu back in time after him to stop him. Meanwhile, Drago also ends up fighting present-day Jade's foreman Blankman.
** There's also the Shadow Hand fighting the various creatures [[SealedEvilInACan sealed]] in the Vault of Endless Night.
* ''Narrowly'' subverted in the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries''. [[spoiler:Discord's mind games drive Princess Luna nearly to the point of turning back into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Moon]] to stop him. She just ''barely'' restrains herself enough to regain her grasp on sanity, but still assumes her Nightmare Moon form in order to trick him. Also subverted later, as many assumed the second BigBad [[WellIntentionedExtremist Princess Gaia/Nightmare Whisper]] would overlap and fight with Discord upon his release, but that wasn't the case.]]
** Played straight in the [[BadFuture Epilogue/Dark World timeline]] -- about five hundred years prior to the "present" of the Dark World arc, [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends Grogar]] escaped from his [[SealedEvilInACan imprisonment]] and went to war with Discord for control of Equestria (given their respective M.O.s, this is also an all evil version of OrderVersusChaos). Notably, during the war many of Discord's enemies allied with Grogar, as they viewed his "[[LawfulEvil perfect order]]" as [[LesserOfTwoEvils preferable]] to Discord's "[[ChaoticEvil perfect chaos]]". Sadly, Discord ended up winning, condemning Equestria to a further five hundred years of his rule. Though this might be a good thing, as WordOfGod has stated Grogar in this timeline is a monster in his own right and essentially a {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} {{Expy}}.
** Also at some point in Dark World, [[Series/DoctorWho the Master]] overthrew Discord and his minions and made himself the new EvilOverlord of Equestria, only to be defeated by [[FallenHero the Valeyard]].
** Also briefly in Dark World is [[spoiler: [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Proto-Nightmare]] Twilight]] versus Angry Pie, though the former is quickly [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone talked down]].
** The Dark World also has [[spoiler: [[TheVoice The Nameless Passenger]]/Nightmare Paradox vs Discord. The former turns out to be a KnightTemplar and TheCorrupter, despite being out to defeat Discord as well. As it turns out, Discord lost a ''[[GroundhogDayLoop long]]'' time ago. And by the time he's able to defy her, [[HeelRealization he's not exactly evil of his own accord anymore]].]]
** [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Cocoon]] vs [[VillainProtagonist Chrysalis]] in Chrysalis' OriginsEpisode. While Cocoon did make Chrysalis a slave and was in general a terrible ruler who almost destroyed the changelings by pure incompetence, Chrysalis was still a budding {{Sociopath}} with a considerable body count by that point in time. Chrysalis even says she's not opposing Cocoon because EvenEvilHasStandards, but because she's disgusted with Cocoon's incompetence.
** Flashbacks in the Wedding Arc reveal another example: [[spoiler: [[TheSociopath Chrysalis]] vs [[GeneralRipper General-Admiral Makarov]], who tried to kill her for no reason other than to satisfy his ego]]. And given that both were created by Pandora, this also counts as an all evil version of CainAndAbel.
* In ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire'', [[spoiler: Duelhorn]] declares war on Khamja.
* ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'': [[BigBad Titan]] and Discord have been enemies for thousands of years, and prior to the former being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]] by the Princesses, constantly fought over control of Equestria. [[spoiler: The desperate heroes exploit this to recruit Discord into an EnemyMine.]]
* [[Fanfic/TheElementsOfHarmonyAndTheSaviorOfWorlds The Hasbroverse]]: WordOfGod and WorldBuilding backstory establishes that at some point, [[Franchise/GIJoe COBRA]] somehow got the bright idea to attack ''[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 the Decepticons]]''. The end result was COBRA being [[CurbStompBattle decimated]], with most of its leaders killed.
* ''FanFic/JewelOfDarkness'': There's elements of this in the CycleOfRevenge between the human and Metahuman supremacist groups like the Human Defense League and the Metahuman Protective Association.
* A match up that nearly every ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' fanfic writer dreams of is [[ArchEnemy Vlad Plasmius]] vs [[EvilMeScaresMe Dark Danny]], seen in stories such as the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'', where Dark Danny usually comes out the winner due to being EvilerThanThou.
* ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndThePowerOfTheDarkSide'' has [[Franchise/StarWars Sith]] versus [[Franchise/HarryPotter Death Eaters]].
* In ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'', The [[ParodySue SUEs]] are not only in conflict with the [[Anime/MaiHime Himes]], but have mutually exclusive agendas with the canon antagonists and each other. In ''A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause'', the forced alliance between the [=SUEs=] quickly breaks down and [[EnemyCivilWar results in them killing each other]].
* ''FanFic/ZeroVsKira'' begins with [[Manga/DeathNote Kira]] versus the [[Franchise/CodeGeass Brittanian Empire]].
* The premise of Fanfic/TheCadanceverse is that ''both'' Celestia and Luna were corrupted (becoming Burning Sun and Nightmare Moon, respectfully) and eventually waged war on each other, forcing Cadance to seal them both away. They eventually get loose in the present (in the first fic of the series) and go right back to fighting each other for dominance. Though, once they realize that the Musical 6 are on the verge of retrieving the Elements of Harmony to use on them, they briefly team up to destroy them [[spoiler: (they both lose)]].
* ''FanFic/ShadowsAwakening'' happens to have ''two'' {{Big Bad Duumvirate}}s ([[EvilSorcerer Daolon Wong]] and [[OurGhostsAreDifferent The Phantom]], [[EnemyWithin The Queen]] and [[SealedEvilInACan Tarakudo]]) that are [[BigBadEnsemble as opposed to each other]] as they are to the heroes.
* ''FanFic/FallenKing'' has Maximillion Pegasus versus Yami Bakura; it works out much better for Pegasus than in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' canon, as he forces Bakura to retreat.
* ''FanFic/MegaManRecut'' has Wily's forces vs. the Steel Crescent Syndicate.
* ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' has the Conduit's plan to take out Wily; their forces get into a fight in episode 12.
* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1114057 God of the New World]]'' [[Manga/DeathNote Light, Mikami]], and [[TokenGoodTeammate Matsuda]] struggle to survive in [[Series/DoctorWho "Harold Saxon's"]] world.
* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' has the Metarex versus Tsali, [[{{Satan}} Maledict]] versus the Metarex, and [[EldritchAbomination Dark Tails]] against ''[[OmnicidalNeutral everyone]]''. The overarching conflict between Maledict and Allysion [[JerkassGods can be seen as this too]].
* ''FanFic/TheEquestrianWindMage'': The true villains of the story, [[ReligionOfEvil the Church of Majora]], engineer Ganondorf's resurrection in Equestria rather than Hyrule so that a) his presence in Hyrule won't interfere with their plans, and b) hopefully Vaati and the Mane Six will eliminate him for them. Somewhat downplayed, in that neither the heroes nor Ganondorf himself are aware of the involvement of Majora's minions.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' / ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' crossover ''FanFic/TheHiddenEmpire'', the True Sith Order despises Darth Bane's Sith Order to the point of considering them heretics.
* This happens ''a lot'' in ''FanFic/TheBridge'', arguably even more often than traditional Hero/Heroine vs. Villain(ess) duels. Most times its between two villains who are on different levels of BlackAndGrayMorality, with the more Gray moral characters going up against those closer to Black moral ones; or it can occur between two villains that have conflicting interests, such as the fight between the BigBad [[spoiler: Bagan]] and OutOfContextVillain [[Literature/NESGodzillaCreepypasta RED]]. One story arc in the human realm relies on [[AntiVillain Monster X]] and the [[MindControlMusic Sirens]] being the realm's best defense against [[EldritchAbomination Enjin]].
* Happens in ''Venus Flash'', as the goals of the [[Manga/SailorMoon Dark Kingdom]] and [[Anime/CuteyHoney Panther Claw]] happens to be mutually exclusive. That, and [[EvenEvilHasStandards Jadeite is disgusted by what some Panther Claw members are willing to do]] ForTheEvulz. That said, they don't fight that often, as Panther Claw ''doesn't even register'' on the Dark Kingdom's radar due the presence of the Sailor Soldiers (in fact the encounter between Jadeite and Panther Claw happened because the Dark Kingdom general had originally chosen Jewel Princess' shop for his jewel shop scheme, and took offence when he discovered what the Panther Claw minion had in her basement).

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''. But given that both Gru and Vector are kid-friendly {{Harmless Villain}}s, it's played strictly for laughs.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'': [[spoiler:Scarlet's last attempt to steal the crown fails because Gru takes it from her.]]
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Megamind}}'', when he battles Titan.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Though less common than Face vs. Face, and FAR less common than Face vs. Heel, sometimes happens in pro wrestling, particularly when Wrestling/VinceRusso is at the helm. Making one a success can be difficult though, since one of the cardinal rules of any match is that the audience should be rooting for ''someone''. That said, it can work if the match is [[HeelFaceTurn a prelude for one of the Heels to turn Face]].
** It is a fairly common result of "parejas suicidas" match ups, where the losing pair must then fight each other for the right to keep their [[HumiliatingWager mask\hair]].
** The two most famous [[PowerStable stables]] in American pro wrestling ended up waring in Wrestling/{{WCW}} when Wrestling/RicFlair returned. The Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldorder}}Wo vs The Four Horsemen.
** One major example would be Wrestling/TheCorporation vs. The Wrestling/{{Ministry|OfDarkness}} feud, where both sides were portrayed as bad guys. Though in the end those two groups would merge together to form the Corporate Ministry, and it was revealed Wrestling/VinceMcMahon was the mastermind behind both stables all along. It still works as not every member was in on the plan, though those members left prior to the merger and [[HeelFaceTurn turned face]]. Though even in the Corporate Ministry there was fighting within the group, especially between Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Wrestling/TripleH.
* Very common with Wrestling/ShawnMichaels whenever he was a heel. In addition to feuding with both mostly-heel Hart Foundation and theoretical heel Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn also feuded with heel Rick Martel over the affections of [[Wrestling/SherriMartel Sensational Sherri]]. Beyond that, he was involved in a three-way feud with Chris Jericho and Batista in 2008, where of the three only Batista was really a face (Shawn eventually turned face after Batista left the feud and Jericho beat up his wife).
** Happened a weird way a couple of times when Shawn, mostly a face, would be allied with another face (John Cena, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}, Austin) against a common (heel) foe, but with everyone involved painfully aware of Shawn's eventual inevitable betrayal… which, sure enough, always came. Almost always via Superkick.
** Wrestling/ShawnMichaels vs. Wrestling/BretHart at Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97 is the most infamous example. While Bret had the crowd behind him because it was Canada he was still in storyline a Heel. It's interesting considering it was Face vs. Face last time.
** He also spoofed the trope when forced to defend his European Title against then-ally Triple H, overdramatizing the buildup, throwing the match, and then cutting a tearful promo about the loss.
* On [[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]] 1/24/11 Wrestling/TheNexus was confronted by The Corre and later the leaders, Wrestling/WadeBarrett and Wrestling/CMPunk faced each other with the loser and his group out of the Wrestling/RoyalRumble. Which led to a [[Funny/{{WWE}} Crowning Moment of Funny]] when Wrestling/JohnCena was appointed special guest referee, and disqualified both Barrett and Punk for '[[FelonyMisdemeanor excessive use of profanity on a PG show]]', eliminating both factions from the Rumble. He was overruled.
* Any Wrestling/TripleH vs. Wrestling/KurtAngle match from 2000-2002 was this essentially. Triple H was the sledgehammer-wielding VillainSue against the pompous SmugSnake Kurt Angle who wanted to take the guy's wife. Though they were both heels, they were tenuous allies at best and vicious enemies at worst. They would feud on and off from year to year, with neither really turning face at all (the closest being their ''No Way Out'' match where Triple H was running off of {{Determinator}} face heat). During this period Triple H even paused during his catchphrase to allow the audience to finish it -- a way of hinting to the [[GenreSavvy smart marks]] that he was going to turn face. [[spoiler: He didn't.]]
* Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin vs. The Hart Foundation could be viewed as this, had it not been for the overwhelming crowd reaction in Austin's favor. When Austin had to forfeit the Intercontinental Title due to Wrestling/OwenHart [[GameBreakingInjury injuring his neck]], the finals in a tournament for the vacant title featured Owen against [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Faarooq]]. Austin helped Owen win the match, so [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he could beat him for the title]].
* Undertaker vs Wrestling/BigBossman in a Hell In A Cell match was this. This one wasn't so successful, mostly because they had no real chemistry or feud, so the crowd had nobody to root for.
* During the "Kayfabe" era, the only time villains typically fought were in battle royals. However, there were at least two "heel vs. heel" matches in the WWF, both in 1986, and one in Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA two years later:
** The Hart Foundation vs. Wrestling/TheIronSheik and Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff. Wrestling/BretHart and Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart – with Wrestling/JimmyHart absent – were enthusiastically cheered.
** Wrestling/RandySavage vs. Wrestling/JakeRoberts on an episode of ''Saturday Night's Main Event'' (a match that bore no resemblance to their matches five years later, where Savage was the face and Roberts the worse-than-evil heel. Both were heavily booed and neither showed much respect for the other. In fact, somewhat foreshadowing Roberts' behavior toward Wrestling/MissElizabeth during the 1991 feud, he once tried to counter Savage's then tactic of pulling Elizabeth in front of him to shield off an attack by pulling Damien from his bag and nearly throwing it on Elizabeth!
** The WWF was indirectly responsible for the 1988 heel vs heel match as well. When Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard signed with Vince, they were World Tag Champions. NWA was not going to let the belts go with them. Due to their status in [[Wrestling/RicFlair The Four Horsemen]] the only team with as much heat as Tully & Arn was [[Wrestling/TheMidnightExpress Jim Cornette's Midnight Express]]. [[spoiler: The fans cheered for Beautiful Bobby and Sweet Stan, who became the first team to simultaneously hold the US and World belts.]]
* During the early 1990s in EMLL\Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, there was the Los Infernales vs Los Intocables feud, revolving around Masakre, who had been booted from the former and formed the latter, as well as the both desiring to hold the prestigious world trios title belts. Los Infernales would later split into two groups calling themselves Los Nuevos Infernales.
* Wrestling/KingOfTheRing matches that qualify include Marc Mero vs. Wrestling/JeffJarrett in the quarter-finals in 1998 and Wrestling/{{Test}} vs. Wrestling/BrockLesnar in 2002.
* Wrestling/KurtAngle vs. Wrestling/SteveBlackman at Armageddon 1999.
* Face and Heel aside, the various feuds and matches between The Undertaker and Kane can count as this. Both wrestlers, even when portraying Faces, maintain a gimmick of being pure evil. At best, they can be in the NobleDemon category. This means that any match between them is literal evil vs evil.
* Nikki Strychnine's [[ReligionOfEvil The Ministry Of Hate]] vs Diabolic Khaos, a group of demonic vagabonds, in Gateway Championship Wrestling.
* Wrestling/RingOfHonor saw a four way race for the {{tag team}} titles between Hangmen 3, The No Remorse Corps, The Age Of The Fall and The Vulture Squad. Of the four, only the latter group were faces.
* After the Main Event Mafia had dumped Wrestling/{{Sting}}, defeated the Wrestling/{{TNA}} Front Line and pacified Wrestling/SamoaJoe with Jenna Morasca's money, there seemed to be no one left to save the promotion from them, except for [[EvilForeigner World Elite]], who turned out to be even worse.
* The two biggest stables in earlier 2014 Wrestling/TheShield and Wrestling/TheWyattFamily are both heels, and after several teases, have wrestled at Elimination Chamber. Throughout the feud, both teams were heavily cheered by the fans, due to them all being interesting and well-developed characters.

[[folder: Stand-up Comedy]]
* Comedian [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Juston McKinney]] mused about a hypothetical ride between a SerialKiller picking up a [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapist.]] Both keep trying to psych each other out over who should be the victim then GilliganCut to a police station where one of them files a report.

---> [[spoiler: '''SerialKiller:''']] Yeah, I'd like to report a rape.
---> '''Police Officer:''' Do you know who did it?
---> [[spoiler: '''SerialKiller:''']] Yeah, he's right here. (''puts a dufflebag full of remains on the desk'')

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': Bun-Bun, being a SociopathicHero, tends to get this whenever an arc focuses on him. Particularly the "Oceans Unmoving" arc where he's pitted against a naval empire out to enslave everyone in their dimension. It's not that Bun-Bun's got any ethical objections to slavery (he takes a few himself), he just doesn't want to be the one enslaved. He still comes out as the sorta good guy, because, unlike the Navy, he's [[EvilIsCool evil in a cool way]]. He's a frickin' {{Space Pirate|s}}, after all.
** Oceans Unmoving plays it even straighter with Bun-Bun against his treacherous former first mate Blacksoul, [[spoiler:aka the Bun-Bun we'd been following throughout the comic as it turns out that Captain Bun-Bun was from before the comic started.]]
** Likewise the R&D Wars, a conflict between amoral corporations employing mad science which is fixing to turn the world into either a bare rock with a single nightmarish city on it or a literal living hell.
* The "Midnight Crew" Intermission in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' pits the eponymous Midnight Crew against The Felt. The Midnight Crew is a small yet dangerous gang that effectively rules their city [[spoiler:and turn out to be Alternia's versions of the BigBad and his cohorts though they aren't ''nearly'' as evil]]. The Felt is a rival gang whose members possess time related powers [[spoiler:and take orders from an EldritchAbomination called "Lord English"]].
** And much later, averted when [[spoiler:[[KillerGameMaster Vriska]], [[FourEyesZeroSoul Eridan]], and [[MonsterClown Gamzee]] almost have a three-way showdown... Only for [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome all three]] to be taken by surprise by [[CuteMonsterGirl Kanaya.]]]]
* ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort''. There's only a couple people that are actually ''good'': everyone else is a murderer, psychopath, {{Jerkass}} or all of the above, no matter which side you look at.
* Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}} instigates a war which is essentially this.
-->'''Webcomic/Vexxarr''': Which side do you pity the most? The side that attempts to [[EvilOverlord enslave anyone it meets]] or the side that attempts to [[ImAHumanitarian eat anyone it meets]]?
* Mac and Shmeerm live up this gloriously in one of the longer more epic ''Webcomic/VoodooWalrus'' storyarcs titled [[http://voodoowalrus.com/?p=777 Meatnecks and Boomsticks]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick,'' there's occasionally conflicts of interest between villains. They include:
** [[HeroicComedicSociopath Belkar Bitterleaf]], the TokenEvilTeammate of the titular D&D adventuring party, is in this almost all the time. Party leader Roy notes that he uses Belkar in this fashion because a) Belkar has proven able to escape from jail before and b) without a minder he would probably be inflicting his skill at murder on innocents and Good-aligned people; at least while he's in a benign adventuring party, he'll be pitted against people who actually need to/deserve to get killed.
** [[EvilTwin Nale]] and his father [[EvilOverlord Tarquin]] have been in scuffles before, though they temporarily agree to bury the hatchet when it becomes apparent Nale needs help with his plans.
*** Tarquin's right-hand man Malack has it out for Nale because the latter killed his three children. [[spoiler:Aware that Malack will never forgive him or let it slide, Nale kills him first.]]
*** [[spoiler:Vampire!Durkon is now working with the Order again. When Nale offers him a membership, the vampire necksnaps his friend Zz'dtri, an EvilSorcerer who admittedly had it coming.]]
*** [[spoiler:When he finds out about Nale killing Malack, Tarquin offers him [[LastSecondChance one last chance]] to fix things between them; Nale [[TooDumbToLive foolishly]] declines it, Tarquin stabs him in the gut, pointing out that after killing his father's best friend [[DidntThinkThisThrough he should have seen that coming.]]]]
*** [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Tarquin]] prefers to [[DefiedTrope avoid]] this trope when possible. While he obviously doesn't want [[BigBad Xykon]] to succeed in his plans, villain vs villain conflicts tend to be "a toss-up", in his words.
** The three Archfiends are a [[ZigZaggedTrope mixed example]]. They don't like the blood war that exists between the Devils, Daemons and Demons of the setting and are working to end it; meanwhile, they happily manipulate conflicts between people from all over the moral spectrum. They aren't big fans of the heroes, but they don't believe in the idea of "EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily" -- all villains in the comic are pawns to be manipulated, just the same as the heroes, and that includes Xykon and his followers.
** The Western Continent technically has this by default, since its ever-changing political landscape consists of hot-shot young conquerors rolling over each other's kingdoms in successive waves. It's become so [[StatusQuoIsGod normal]] that people have basically stopped caring about it.
** PlayedForLaughs [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0453.html here]], when two {{Mooks}} from different villains fight over [[KillSteal who gets to kill]] [[SupportingLeader Hinjo]].
* This is how [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized the Insurrection]] views the war between [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]] and [[UnitedNationsIsASuperPower the UNSC]] in ''Webcomic/HaloAFistfulOfArrows''.
* ''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse'': Some potential matches, particularly Cell vs Dabura [[spoiler:Winner is Cell]] and U13 Nappa vs Frieza [[spoiler:Winner is Frieza, but not without being one-upped by Nappa]] so far. There's also upcoming matches - U13 Vegeta vs Dr. Raichi, and Cell vs Bojack [[spoiler: Cell kills Bojack and wins]].

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* In ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', It is decided that "The only way to deal with a madman is to send in another madman", despite the fact that being ruled by [[spoiler:Dr. Insano]] would be even worse than being ruled by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic.
** ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'': On one side, there's the BigBad, [[spoiler:Malachite]], who intends to use the Gauntlet to rid the world of all technology. On the other side, there's [[spoiler:Jaffers]] and the various folks he recruited to keep the Gauntlet safe and hidden. While [[spoiler:Malachite]] is obviously dangerous (he ''rips a guy's heart out'' for watching too much television!!!), [[spoiler:Jaffers]] and his crew attack the reviewers and even try to shoot them several times.
* In ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'', both Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer are evil, only the latter has enough [[VillainWithGoodPublicity good PR]] that he has everyone convinced he's TheCape.
* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', we have [[WoobieDestroyerofWorlds Marik]] and Florence versus Melvin and Team Creator/{{FourKids|Entertainment}}.
* The WebVideo/HitlerRants videos usually pit Hitler against antic masters, other dictators, other Nazis, and even [[WhichMe other Hitlers!]]
* ''WebOriginal/TheSalvationWar'': Both Yahweh, the being worshiped as {{God}} in the Judeo-Christian community and {{Satan}}, fought over the world. They regarded human beings as weaklings they could [[ForTheEvulz torment]] or demand [[BlindObedience unyielding obedience from]]. The former turned damned humans into his playthings and meals. The latter turned loyal humans into his abused servants. In 2008, both decided that humanity's time was up. Humanity responded rather [[{{Understatement}} violently]].
* Given the fact ''Podcast/KakosIndustries'' takes place in a world where almost everyone is a CardCarryingVillain, these types of clashes happen fairly often. The main CorruptCorporateExecutive regularly butts heads with his maniacally Evil rival, [[FoeYay and love interest]], as well as a [[AIIsACrapshoot hostile A.I. program]] and DirtyCommunists all within the first few episodes.