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- In Dragon Ball, Piccolo is a result of Kami-sama's struggle against inner evil. They live separately as foes for a time, but then Piccolo absorbs Kami-sama becoming more powerful.
- The entire Marvel Universe has undergone this since Avengers Disassembled. Civil War split The Avengers into two separate teams led by Captain America & Iron Man respectively, with most of the other superheroes picking a side. It took an alien invasion, Norman Osborn becoming the world's supercop, Captain America's resurrection and Iron Man having his brain rebooted from a back-up that he made prior to Civil War to reunite the various heroes against a common foe.
- In The Dark Crystal the Skeksis and urRa are depicted as completely opposite. From the first moments of film however we can see some symmetries between them. Later they reunite and explain they were split beings. The official book about Dark Crystal world says, their split was an effect of purity pursue.
- In Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. splits up in the first few minutes of the movie. It's only two years later they are individually called to Spooky Island to investigate the mystery there. They get back together
- In the second part of Star Control, Pkunk are revealed as the offspring of Yehat, with Pkunk being New Age Retro Hippies and Yehat Proud Warrior Race Guys. At the end of the game however Pkunk visit Yehat, they are absorbed by them, and Yehat elect a Pkunk as their queen learning from their pacifistic brothers some new spiritual insight