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->''"Fine, we'll work together. At the very least, we'll prove it's a bad idea."''
-->-- '''Black Mage''', ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''

Sometimes in RealLife, people on the same side don't get along. In fiction, this often occurs when there are multiple {{villains}} [[VillainTeamUp trying to work together]], a [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits mismatched team of heroes]], or a situation where [[EnemyMine former enemies have to team up]]. The problem with this sort of team is that they have trouble using ThePowerOfFriendship or ThePowerOfLove to win – likely because this is essentially the more cynical version of those tropes. It's still not at the far cynical end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, however, because it still assumes that people can (and should) at least work together.

Generally, the imperfect teamwork generated serves as both a good source of drama and/or comedy, depending on the situation. It's particularly dramatic if the group undergoes a period of DividedWeFall first. It also helps ensure that the group is interesting and varied without raising questions of why they work so perfectly together.

This dysfunctional teamwork often takes the form of FamilyDrama (in cases where the team includes at least part of a DysfunctionalFamily). The touchstone of enmity is family, after all.

The {{Leader}} may often find himself demanding an OrderedApology.

Compare with FightingTheLancer, where animosity between teammates actually does lead to a fight.

Contrast SourSupporter, who is convinced that the team is doomed to failure, but works well with them anyway. If the series goes on long enough (and becomes less cynical), with enough AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moments, this might turn into ThePowerOfFriendship or ThePowerOfLove. Conversely, this trope is a good counterpoint to TrueCompanions; it is a way of introducing some conflict and authenticity into works that would otherwise be too sugary.

Contrast WeAreStrugglingTogether, and AHouseDivided where there's lots of infighting on the same side but no teamwork. An EnemyMine and CollidingCriminalConspiracies usually results in this trope. ChainedHeat is a more specific version of this trope involving being forced to work with someone by some method of a physical attachment. Frequently a by-product of JurisdictionFriction. FamilyDrama usually has this within a family. Not to be confused with [[Creator/RobLiefeld teams whose members always clench their teeth]].
RedOniBlueOni and VitriolicBestBuds are duos rather than teams, but they usually display this trope. May end up as an InevitableMutualBetrayal.

Often, this is how FireForgedFriends start out. Also compare with ForcedIntoEvil.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Manga/{{InuYasha}} and Kagome's relationship starts out this way. They spent just as much, if not even more, time bickering with and insulting one another as they did fighting demons and collecting jewel shards, and by the third episode, Kagome got so fed up with him that she promptly [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere left to go home]].
** This happens ''every time'' Inu-Yasha and [[TheRival Kouga]] team up, to the point of "accidentally" smacking each other with collateral damage when they fight a common enemy.
* ''Manga/ZombieLoan'': a classic example of this: The two guys are [[ChainedHeat literally chained together]] and have to work together (IE not kill each other again) to get their debt paid.
* ''Manga/MaiHime'', when Natsuki agrees to work with Mai and Mikoto, although she does eventually become friends with both of them. Further in episode 16, Midori unites the [=HiME=] into the "[=HiME=] Rangers" against a common threat despite them still holding grudges against each other... although it's subverted given Midori's selfish reason for doing so, and subverted again, and brutally, with The Reveal at the end of that very episode.
** This happens quite a bit between Mai and Natsuki in the manga, as well. Aside from the pair sharing a LivingMacGuffin in Yuuichi, the student council (under Haruka's [[WellIntentionedExtremist watchful eyes]]) is attempting to keep them apart to prove that their side is more efficient in protecting the school from Orphans. Yuuichi once calls out Natsuki and Mai for always fighting, and demands that they start getting along better so that they can defeat Yukino and Haruka. Even when the two factions are merged together under Midori's leadership, Nao frequently verbally exchanges insults with Natsuki while making it clear that she's only in it for her agenda while Haruka contemplates taking control of the group.
* This one is central to ''Earth Defense Family the Daichis'', or whatever the right translation of its title is. ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family%27s_Defensive_Alliance The Family's Defensive Alliance]]''
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Naruto says this is the only reason he is going to tolerate Sai. [[spoiler:After Sai abandons the secret mission and is no longer TheMole, he becomes a {{True Companion|s}}.]]
** The Akatsuki team of Hidan and Kakuzu hate each other but are the perfect team due to their complementary abilities and the fact that Hidan's borderline immortality means that Kakuzu can't kill him when annoyed.
** The antagonists' teams in the Chunin Exam, [[AllThereIntheManual as noted by the databook]], have by far the worst teamwork rating. Teams 7, 8, 10, and Guy have conflicts between their members, but have the ability to work together when they need to, and have ratings of 20-25 in teamwork. By contrast, the other teams do not care for each other, as Zaku shoots Kin in order to also injure Ino, who is possessing her, and the Sand Siblings (with a rating of 5) are essentially described as a one-man team that Gaara controls through fear (Their teamwork gets better after [[HeelFaceTurn Gaara does]]).
** The Sound Four has conflicts between Tayuya and virtually every other member; when Shikamaru tries impersonating Jirobo, it fails because he [[OutOfCharacterAlert doesn't complain about Tayuya's foul language]].
** More recently there's the team-up of [[spoiler:Kabuto and Tobi]]. Each has mutually exclusive long-term plans and is fully aware the other will backstab them at some point, but for the time being they are working together and putting up a significant fight. When [[spoiler:Madara]] takes the former's place, this trope ''still'' applies despite the two of them having the exact same goal in mind.
* Near and Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote''. Also L and Light in the Yotsuba arc.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' has this dynamic at times after Faye joins the gang. She has a [[TheLancer tendency to take off on her own]] and even stealing from Jet and Spike.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (manga and second anime series only), [[HandsomeLech Roy Mustang]] and Olivia Armstrong recognize that they are both allied to take out the bad guys, but they have such issues dealing with each other that the air actually darkens the first time they talk face-to-face. Olivia doesn't care at all for [[BishieSparkle her brother]], and refers to Roy as only the slightest bit more useful than him.
** In the anime, Roy and Ed [[TheRival live this trope]]. Over time, the relationship goes from trying to manipulate each other to "I still don't like you but I ''do'' respect you." Envy tries to use [[DudeLooksLikeALady his/her/]][[AmbiguousGender its]] tried-and-true ShapeshifterGuiltTrip on Edward. When he turns into Roy, Edward briefly hesitates and then smiles and says "You couldn't have picked a better target!"
* ''Manga/OnePiece''. Impel Down. [[spoiler:Buggy the Clown and the tops of Baroque Works team up with Luffy, and none of them are too happy about it. Well, maybe Mr. 2.]] [[spoiler:The "tops of Baroque Works" includes Crocodile, who not only gets along poorly with Luffy because of his attempt to destroy Alabasta, but also dislikes Jimbei due to the fact that Crocodile wants to kill Whitebeard while Jimbei wants to save him and Ace.]]
** Also Zoro and Sanji are a good example of this.
** And now we have [[spoiler:Luffy, Law, and Smoker. Smoker, at least, hates it. Considering he's a marine vice-admiral, forced to work with two of the world's most wanted criminals, with Law doubling as a traitor to the WG and Luffy being the first pirate to escape him and ''the one he's been chasing after for almost three years'', that's completely understandable.]]
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', it's an understatement to say that Allen and Kanda don't get along -- to the point where, more often than not, they end up attacking each other instead. But there are numerous times where they have to work together in order to exorcise high-level Akuma.
* ''Manga/GetBackers'', during the Infinity Fortress Arc, has Ban paired with Shido – the person he gets along with least (which is saying a ''lot'', since most people can't get along with [[InsufferableGenius Ban]]). They constantly bicker and start beating each other up. Though it is noteworthy that after their time together, they ''do'' get more of a grudging friendship.
* The Allied Powers from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''.
* The eponymous duo from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', for a while. The conflict gradually ebbs out of their partnership the more they work together – especially after Episode 8, which marks the point at which Barnaby begins [[DefrostingIceKing defrosting]] in earnest. By the time Episode 14 happens, they're on FirstNameBasis and somewhere between HeterosexualLifePartners and a [[BattleCouple Battle]] [[HoYay Couple]].
* The pre-Extended of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'', consisting of [[AxeCrazy Shani Andras]], [[NotAGame Cortho Bauer]], and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Orga Sabnak]] are a team of {{Sociopathic Soldier}}s with utterly lousy teamwork. They frequently shoot at or through each other, ignore one another's presences entirely out of battle, and hate helping one another out. Despite this, they're pretty dependent on one another psychologically, with Cortho having an utter FreakOut when the other two die.
* Goku and Vegeta in ''Anime/DragonBallZ.'' It's mainly on Vegeta's side though. Vegeta teams up with Goku only if he has to, to defeat a [[EnemyMine common enemy]], and Goku usually has to beg Vegeta to give his energy to him to defeat a BigBad, due to Vegeta's sheer stubbornness and not wanting to admit to himself that Goku is more powerful.
** Goku and Piccolo, as well, did this when Raditz appeared, with Piccolo (before his HeelFaceTurn) approaching Goku and calling for a truce to defeat a common enemy.
** [[spoiler:Freiza]] and '''everyone''' on Universe 7's team during the Tournament of Power arc in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. This gets to the point that [[spoiler:Freiza]] uses a BatmanGambit of fake-betraying his teammates to get the Super Dragon Balls not once but ''twice'', [[spoiler:only for it to work both times]]! [[spoiler:Dyspo]] shoots him down the third time, while [[spoiler:Gohan]] eventually warns him that if he tries it for real, "I'll knock you off myself."
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Ichigo and Uryuu's initial rivalry ends when a [[GiantMook Menos Grande]] appears. This leads to TeethClenchedTeamwork against the mountain of hollows they're surrounded by and is the beginning of a FireForgedFriends.
** The Gotei 13 is made up of semi-autonomous divisions. As a result, when captains enter a battlefield together they usually stick to their own fights unless they're close friends. Some of the captains have almost nothing to do with each other and disdain each other at best (loathing each other at worst). Cue the battle with the espada Yammi where [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]] and [[CulturedBadass Byakuya]] find themselves having to team up. The only way their {{pride}} can handle it is by turning it into a rivalry to see who can kill Yammi first while pretending he's getting in the way of [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou them trying to kill each other]]. Strangely enough, they seem a lot more tolerant of each other after that event.
* Guts and Casca from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' start out as this alright… and it took them getting [[CaughtInTheRain stranded in the woods]], [[NotSoDifferent learning about each other's similar back stories]], and having to [[BackToBackBadasses ward off]] a hundred man army sent to kill them for them to become FireForgedFriends.
* Natsu and Gajeel from ''Manga/FairyTail'' have expressed disgust in working with each other when teamed up against Laxus and Faust. It's mostly subsided by the time they fight two-on-two with Sting and Rogue, though Natsu sees no harm in pushing Gajeel away on a mine cart for a chance to fight them on his own.
** Natsu has been having this kind of teamwork with Grey as well, especially near the beginning.
* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'': Sakura and Syaoran's initial relationship starts out as such, primarily because Syaoran is convinced that he is entitled to the Clow Cards and that Sakura is a pathetic weakling who's out of her league.
* In the ''Franchise/LupinIII'' series, this is how Jigen and Goemon usually react whenever they have to work with Fujiko. It's understandable on their part since Fujiko has a bad case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': This happens whenever Ash and his friends have to work with Team Rocket. In "Pokemon Shipwreck", when they were trapped aboard a sunken ship, Pikachu electrocutes Meowth while shaking hands.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', not all of the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Braves]] like or agree with each other, which has repercussions in some pretty important fights, especially the sequel.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Stan Lee's ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' might be the TropeMaker (especially when it comes to the Thing and Human Torch), but even they resorted to ThePowerOfFriendship when they were in deep trouble...
* The comic ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'' has the Nextwave Squad, a superhero team formed by what turned out to be a supervillain corporation, on a mission of retaliation with stolen equipment and feeling like it.
-->'''Comicbook/MonicaRambeau:''' No. Enough. You people will by God act like a team, or at least like people who know each other, or I'll incinerate the bunch of you here and now.
* In the "Tower of Babel" arc in ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', Ra's al Ghul has incapacitated the JLA using Franchise/{{Batman}}'s anti-JLA contingency plans. Like exposing Franchise/{{Superman}} to red kryptonite. Once Batman reveals that he's the one responsible, most of the team (especially ComicBook/PlasticMan, Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} and the ComicBook/MartianManhunter) are closer to killing him than working with him, but they push through. In the end, he's expelled from the League. For a few issues. In a neat epilogue, Batman's extended family is shown being mistrusted by their own teams (the Titans don't trust ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, Young Justice doesn't trust Robin, and the JLA stop calling Oracle for advice).
* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}:
** [[Franchise/GreenLantern Green and Red Lanterns]] don't get along... ''at all''. However, in ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' Hal Jordan's GL squad and Guy Gardner's RL group worked together to help Supergirl to get her mind and her sanity back while she was suffering from power ring-induced madness.
** In ''ComicBook/ManyHappyReturns'' super-villain Xenon has this with his sometimes ally the [[EldritchAbomination Fatalist]]. They don't like each other but the Fatalist helps him for his own reasons, simultaneously withholding crucial information from Xenon.
** In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Gates/Igle's run]]'' final arc ''Day of the Dollmaker'', ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and Catherine Grant have to work together to find a child kidnapper even though they can't stand each other.
* This pretty much describes the Crime Syndicate of America, a group of {{Evil Counterpart}}s of the Justice League from Earth-3, at least when they ''do'' show teamwork. Unlike the true League, they ''despise'' each other, each member using blackmail, threats, or both as protection from betrayal.
* In ''ComicBook/XForce'' and later ''ComicBook/XStatix'', this was the dynamic between the Anarchist and the rest of the team, Spike and the rest of the team, and ''especially'' Spike and the Anarchist. The Anarchist and Spike are both African-American, but the Anarchist is adopted and his parents are white; Spike feels that this makes him, well, not a real black guy, and will never let him forget that; On rare occasions where the two agree on anything, it's usually in the form of DumbassHasAPoint. Eventually, however, they reconcile, with Spike acknowledging that he never really had anything against the Anarchist, and it was all talk to make him look good on camera.
* Crops up whenever ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' have a {{crossover}} -- since Batman is a somewhat freelancing vigilante, while Dredd ''[[CatchPhrase is]]'' [[CatchPhrase the law]], they're willing to work together to bring down their enemies, but that doesn't mean they have to enjoy each others' company. Especially given Batman's strict no-killing rule, while Dredd won't bat an eyelid to shoot a criminal if necessary.
* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' almost always has to employ this trope whenever Frank Castle teams up with someone. He and ComicBook/SpiderMan can't stand each other, but they can usually swallow their bile long enough to cooperate against whichever bad guy they're both after.
* Spidey feels this way about ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} too, disliking Wolverine's willingness to kill and his generally sour attitude. It doesn't help matters that Wolverine long since figured out Spider-Man's civilian identity on account of his heightened senses, and he has no problem knocking on Peter Parker's front door when he wants to talk Spider-business. Again, when the chips are down they've got each other's back.
* ComicBook/KittyPryde is this when it comes to ComicBook/EmmaFrost, due to her past with her. That is, until [[VitriolicBestBuds they finally got along]] when [[spoiler:the former is trapped in the space bullet]].
* In the ''{{Transformers}}'' comic, this often happens when opposing factions face an EnemyMine situation (the Time Wars and attack of Unicron, for instance), but some set groups within the canon fall victim to it as well. The car-based Decepticon [[CombiningMecha combiner team]] the Stunticons are noted to loathe their loud, [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking browbeating leader]], Motormaster, and generally not get along with each other, as their team includes a vain but [[NietzscheWannabe depressingly fatalistic killjoy]], a [[BeingWatched paranoiac]] who fears he's being watched by everything (including inanimate objects), a [[GlorySeeker over-competitive braggart]] with an ego the size of an immodest planetoid, and an [[PsychoForHire unhinged maniac]] ''who terrifies the other four'' with 'Terrorist' for a function.
* In the 2007 ''ComicBook/UnionJack'' miniseries, the Israeli agent Sabra is forced to work alongside the modern Arabian Knight, who works for the Saudi Arabian government, in order to help Union Jack stop a planned terrorist attack in London. Neither is exactly thrilled by the notion.
* ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} left the ''ComicBook/WestCoastAvengers'' because he couldn't stand U.S.Agent. When he returned, the later was still on the team. The dislike was mutual, leading them to start trading blows quite often. They still worked together pretty well when the situation called for it.
* In ''ComicBook/LesbianZombiesFromOuterSpace'': Ace is a guy who fantasizes about hot lesbians who want to bang him. Gwen is a lesbian who hates guys like that. And now they have to work together.
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' two of Robotnik's henchmen, Tundra and Akhlut, hate each other and only work together because Robotnik orders them to. Before Robotnik showed up they were rivals locked in a bitter turf war, so there's ''a lot'' of bad blood going on. Eventually, the idea gets deconstructed when [[spoiler: their extreme hatred of each other leads to them almost blowing a major operation by getting into a fistfight mid-mission, nearly getting the rest of the Egg Bosses killed.]]
* Brody and Talia in the first part of ''ComicBook/BrodysGhost'', with Talia constantly insulting Brody for his slobby slacker lifestyle and Brody for how pushy Talia is to make him hunt down a SerialKiller. Over time they warm up to each other, [[spoiler:although when he learns that she lied to him about ''why'' they were hunting the killer down, their relationship breaks back down into this once more.]]

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' fanfic ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', Badra and three Kryptonian outlaws form an alliance to destroy [Power Girl and the [[Franchise/WonderWoman Amazons]] but they can't stand each other. They -barely- manage to work together, but Badra tends to treat them as servants and they often point out they outnumber her.
* In the ''WesternAmination/JackieChanAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' crossover fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Kage}}'' (part of ''FanFic/ProjectDarkJade''), Jade and Miranda have this dynamic, though it has been said that without Raythor, ''all'' the Knights would be at each other's throats.
* In ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', the four are forced to travel with the Hunter on their quest for the third Vasyn piece. They can't stand him, he can't stand them, but they have to stay with him because they have no other way to the Vasyn piece, and he has to stay with them because his god told him to.
** Also in ''Strings'' is the uneasy alliance of Brox and Co. with the Raleka. Each side is contemptuous of the other, but they need one another to [[spoiler: put together the Vasyn and move it around]].
* In ''Fanfic/TheBlueBlurOfTermina'', following their encounter in the jungle, Sonic and Tatl are forced to team up when the Skull Kid incapacitates and leaves behind Tatl in the Subterranean Forest. Despite having a mutual goal in finding the Skull Kid, Sonic and Tatl pretty much hate each other, especially the latter.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', Superman and Dev-Em don't like each other. Like, at all. Dev-Em bullied Kal-El when he was Superboy, attempted to frame up him for vandalism and got away with it. He's reformed since, but he's still a jerkass, and he's dating Superman's beloved cousin. Yet still, they try to fight together during the War against Darkseid, albeit it's clear they can't stand each other.
* ''Fanfic/TalesOfTheEmperasque'':
** The Imperium and Craftworld Eldar work together, to their own mutual distaste, because they're the only races left in the galaxy actually willing - to some extent - to cooperate.
** Blood Ravens and Space Wolves aren't exactly fond of each other - ''cough, Ravens kidnapping Wolves' oldest marine, cough'' - but they fight together nevertheless.
* In ''FanFic/ChroniclesOfHarmonysEnd'', Discord convinces his mortal enemy (and [[OrderVersusChaos lawful opposite]]) Array to help him kill [[TopGod Harmony]]. They fully intend to betray each other afterward.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Game Theory|LyricalNanoha}}'', Megane does not get along with Lindy due to a personality clash and a bad first impression. Chrono and Yuuno also got off on the wrong foot. They all still work together to stop Precia.
* In ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'', like in ''Anime/MaiHime'', the Himes don't always get along, in particular suspecting Nao of attacking Yukariko, and Nao being bitter over being suspected. Nao does cooperate with the other Himes because [[EvenEvilHasStandards even she is horrified by what Hitomi is doing]]. Over time, the group begins to work better together in response to the threat of the [[ParodySue SUEs]].
-->''From here on out, survival required cooperating with the others, and while Nao was reluctant to get along with her fellow Himes, she realized she had no choice but to do things that were difficult for her in order to survive.''
-->''The same went for the rest of the Himes.''
* Part one of ''Legacy of the Rasengan'' has Team 7 in all its glory. Naruto is the only one who actually tries to make them TrueCompanions, but it's ''[[SarcasmMode a little]]'' difficult, what with Sasuke's InferioritySuperiorityComplex having him nurse a bruised ego and jealousy at Naruto being better than him (he calls Naruto out on being pragmatic, sneaky, secretive... y'know, the way an actual professional ninja acts). Sakura shows a lack of foresight and betrays Naruto's trust to impress Sasuke, which has Naruto [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech viciously beat her down verbally]]. Kakashi's teaching method doesn't endear Sakura to him (by the time he wants to teach her, Tsunade has already taken over as her sensei) and Naruto considers him more a superior rather than teacher and hardly trusts him (teaching Sasuke one of Naruto's jutsu when he promised on his honor not to, pissed Naruto off), which causes him considerable grief.
* ''Fanfic/FateZeroSanity'': Anytime [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Avenger]] arrives on the battlefield, you can expect any other Servants on that field to stop whatever they were doing and try to kill him. This occurs even if the Servants in question don't have an official alliance and even if they were just in the middle of killing each other. He's that big of a threat.
* ''Fanfic/{{Misunderstandings}}'': Sveti a griffin only works with Wisk, the pony who held her captive in a sideshow, to cook a nutritional meal for Peter, the human who was also held captive, since it was Peter who freed her.
** Sergeant Peppermint York despises Peter and works with a few of the nobles to convince ponies that he is dangerous monster to be locked up. But it is clear York can't stand the nobles, since they only see targeting Peter as an opportunity to discredit Princess Twilight, and show no concern for the innocents who get hurt, while York does genuinely believe Peter is dangerous [[spoiler: and he did, albeit accidentally, seriously wound a Royal Guard]] and becomes [[EvenEvilHasStandards more infuriated with conspirators who endanger innocents]] than with Peter being free.
* In ''Film/TheMatrix'' and ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/HuntingSeries'' part four - ''Ghostry Hunting'' this is how the ex-Agent Smith and Agent Moore have to work together because Moore betrayed the System and let an important child get temporarily kidnapped.
* In ''FanFic/DespairsLastResort'', Shigeru and Ryouta both have problems getting along with the other students. Shigeru sees most of the others as idiots who aren't worth his time and takes it on himself to act as a leader. [[spoiler: It doesn't work out, as he's dead in the third chapter after trying to murder Shizuka.]] Ryouta on the other hand, is paranoid of the others and doesn't trust them. Even going to lengths like hiding away after the reveal of a new motive. [[spoiler: After acting this way nearly gets him convicted as the second chapter's murderer, he gets better and slowly starts to trust the others. He even manages to try and help them. He's currently still alive.]]
* In ''Fanfic/ThoseGildedChainsWeWear'' Bellatrix [=LeStrange=], predicting that Lord Voldemort will likely lose the Battle of Hogwarts and not wanting to go to Azkaban again, approaches Hermione Granger with a conditional surrender. Hermione, not liking her chances of surviving the next five minutes, makes it into an Unbreakable Vow with the added condition that should one die, so would the other. Naturally, the Death Eaters that escape the battle aren't too happy that Bellatrix got off so lightly, forcing the Death Eater and the muggleborn to fight together to save their mutual lives.
* In ''Fanfic/TheEndOfAllThings'', this describes Zach and Midna at the beginning. Zach is a snarky JerkAss who is rude, Midna is a snarky princess who is also rude. They need to work together because Zach ([[WrongGenreSavvy generally]]) knows what's going on and Midna has magic powers that greatly help Zach fight and get around while in wolf form.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Nouvelle}}'' this is pretty much the premise where Erina and Soma, who don't get along as a result of their opposing philosophies on their cooking methods, are forced to work together for a Shokugeki match.
* ''Fanfic/CyclesUponCycles'': Although they are now nominally allies, the ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' races are still rather wary of each other and prefer to keep out of each others' business when possible. They keep up the appearance of a more unified front for the sake of the [[Franchise/MassEffect Citadel]] races. On a smaller scale, Shepard and Miranda Lawson, who despite being Commander and XO, have some unpleasant history.
-->"I'm not asking for us to be friends, Miranda; hell, I'm not even asking for a clean slate. All I want is for the people under us to know that we aren't trying to kill each other. So... truce?"
* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', [[spoiler:the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Gods]] hate each other, but they were forced to team up to defeat [[spoiler:the [[TheOldGods C'Tan]].]]
* In ''FanFic/CissneisPath'', a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' fanfic, Crimson (Cissnei) and Tifa don't get along all that well, due to their pasts serving Shinra and AVALANCHE respectively. Crimson notes that the previous incarnation of the terrorist group caused no shortage of problems and she dragged Cloud into the reactor bombing, while Tifa points out that Shinra (and especially the Turks) silence anyone that opposes them through normal means and are causing lasting damage to the Planet. That being said, they both take measures to make sure that it doesn't interfere with their collective mission because the sheer opposition they face means that they can't afford to let it get in the way.
* In ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'', Asuka and Rei were members of the same squad, but they didn't get along because they were in love with the same person. After [[spoiler:an EldritchAbomination seized Rei and forced her to hurt Asuka,]] their teamwork was even more strained.
* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Asuka didn't like or trust rookie pilot Keiko and had a hard time working with and fighting alongside her.
* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': Gendo and SEELE work together to destroy the Angels, although they mistrust and hate each other.
-->Their investigations ''had'' uncovered that there was some kind of friction between SEELE and their point man at Central. As far as Kaji had understood and explained it, the goals of SEELE and Gendo meshed well until some undetermined point in the future, at which point… things would probably happen.\\
Both sides ''pretended'' it wasn't the case, but both sides ''knew'' the truth and were constantly maneuvering for position even as they worked together closely on what they needed to cooperate on.
* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Cross attempts to invoke this trope when he meets Mr. 5 and Miss Valentine again by exposing Mr. 0's identity to them, putting them on Baroque Works' hit list too. Unfortunately, the Unluckies aren’t around to witness it, so all that it accomplishes is reaffirming their desires to kill him.
* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark:'' [[NominalHero Hans]] considers [[CryingLittleKid Mozu to be an irritating whiny brat,]] while [[BrokenBird Mozu]] considers Hans to be a murderous brute. The two are forced to work together along with [[TheHeart Sakura]] to escape the Nohrian army.
* ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'':
** When [[SiblingTeam Steve and Viera]] are first introduced, they don't get along very well, due to their different views on what takes priority in paranormal studies, which badly affects their functionality as a team. Fortunately, Dib helps them get over this.
** Tak and Tenn likewise do not work well together at all to start with. They only reluctantly eventually agree to put aside their differences and move forward, but time will tell how this works out.
* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Ash's dynamic with Red devolves into this during [[TournamentArc the Fuchsia Tag Tournament]] when he learns that Red is a bloodliner and freely uses his abilities to help himself in his Pokémon battles (as opposed to Ash who considers it cheating). This almost costs them the semifinals, but they agree to a truce for the finals after [[spoiler: [[TheRival Paul]] [[KickTheDog releases his Raichu without properly healing her]] just for [[YouHaveFailedMe losing one too many battles]],]] something they're both equally disgusted at.


[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* A villainous example from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' is the Dazzlings. [[spoiler: The three of them were banished to the human world, and need each other's magic necklaces to [[EmotionEater feed off of the hatred and anger of Canterlot High's students]]. But none of them seem particularly happy with each other's company. Aria and Sonata seem particularly prone to bickering between themselves.]]
* [[TheHero Woody]] and [[TheLancer Buzz Lightyear]] in the first ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. Woody consistently fails to convince Buzz that he's really a children's toy, while Buzz is angry that Woody caused them to be knocked out of a window because of [[GreenEyedMonster his jealousy]] over being replaced in Andy's eyes. They get over it, but not before some serious CharacterDevelopment from both of them.
* Ichy and Dil, the BigBadDuumvirate of the fourth ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' film. Ichy is too small to accomplish much, but points Dil, who is nearly blind, in the direction of food for them both; they make it clear that they are partners, ''not'' friends, and only stay together out of necessity. Their VillainSong even centers on how much they hate each other.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* It's established through certain parts of the film that ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' can't stand each other at all, especially Iron Man and Captain America. However, when it comes time to fight Loki's forces, they'll be more than happy to drop their personal issues to stop the threat however they can. [[spoiler: By the end of the movie, they are FireForgedFriends.]]
--> '''Thor''': You speak of control, yet you court chaos.\\
'''Bruce Banner''': It's his M.O., isn't it? I mean, what are we, a team? No, no, no. We're a chemical mixture that makes chaos. We're... we're a time-bomb.\\
'''Nick Fury''': You need to step away.\\
'''Tony Stark''': Why shouldn't the guy let off a little steam?\\
'''Steve Rogers''': You know damn well why! Back off!\\
'''Tony Stark''': Oh, I'm starting to want you to make me.
* The second of the ''Film/JoshuuSasori'' series, ''Jailhouse 41'', finds the heroine obliged to work together with six other prisoners. Many of them hate her, but are also scared enough of her not to attack her, and recognise her toughness and experience will be a bonus.
* This is the whole point of most zombie movies, especially those made by or remade from George Romero. ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' started the trend, with the zombies providing constant pressure on a house full of strangers who fight over what to do while passing the IdiotBall back and forth like a hot potato.
* The movie ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' is perhaps a defining text of this {{trope}}.
* ''Film/SawII'' and ''Film/SawV'' did something like this to the extreme, as they had enemies put into a house and if they didn't cooperate, they'd die.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', the X-Men have to team up with Magneto and Mystique in order to prevent William Stryker from wiping out mutantkind in its entirety. [[spoiler:Magneto and Mystique betray them once the threat has passed, and take Pyro with them after his FaceHeelTurn]].
** Harada and Viper in ''Film/TheWolverine''. While the two supply a healthy dose of Intel to each other during the film, they cannot hate each other more. A scene shows them having an argument of ethics and honor, with Viper [[spoiler: [[DisproportionateRetribution spraying minor poison on Ken's face and slamming him into the ground as a retort.]]]]
* Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight: Gillespie isn't too thrilled to have Tibbs second-guessing him during the early part of the investigation. But when Tibbs keeps getting proved correct, Gillespie lets up on the animosity. For his part, Tibbs doesn't help ease tensions as he withholds key observations at times and keeps trying to lead the investigation his way.
* ''Film/BigGame'' has a villainous example: while Morris and Hazar are BigBadDuumvirate, they have very different motives and are often at each other's throats.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'':
** Despite being on Cap's side when it comes to the Accords, Sam Wilson makes no bones about his dislike/distrust of Bucky, which worsens when they have to start working with each other. They can't even sit quietly in the same car without antagonizing each other.
--->'''Bucky:''' ''[dangerously]'' Can you move your seat up?\\
'''Sam:''' ''[also dangerously]'' No.\\
''[Bucky scoots over in the back seat, glaring at Sam the whole time]''
** Likewise, Black Widow does not like the fact that she's on the same side as Tony as she's a closer friend of Steve's, while T'Challa is mostly on the team because he wants to kill Winter Soldier.
** Civil War also deconstructs the group's initial TeethClenchedTeamwork. As the Avengers never fully trusted each other or worked out their initial grievances, it makes it much easier for politics [[spoiler: and Zemo]] to drive a wedge in and break them apart.
* ''{{Film/Defiance}}'': Collaboration between the Bielski Partisans and Soviet Partisans happens to be quite problematic, thanks to rampant antisemitism from the Russian population.

* In the third book of Creator/RickRiordan's "Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians", 'The Titan's Curse' a prophecy forces the campers of Camp Half-blood and the Hunters of Artemis to work together, despite their strong, long-living feud.
* In Creator/RickRiordan's ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', there is quite a bit of animosity between Hera and more than a few demigods, particularly Annabeth and Thalia, but as Piper points out, they will have to work together to beat the Giants and Gaia.
* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Truckers}}'', the tiny Nomes must form a team to drive a lorry. If they can't they will die when the store they live in is demolished. They bicker and fight, but in the end, they face the fact they have to work together. They harness the power of the engine to save themselves. Due to the uneven teamwork, steering control comes a poor second.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': the Ogg extended family is described in a similar light.
* Nathaniel and Bartimaeus in ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy''.
* Harry and [[AffablyEvil Marcone]] in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
* ''Literature/BlackLegion'' has Khayon and Telemachon. Both hate each other and at first, Telemachon only works with Khayon because otherwise, he loses the ability to feel any emotions. Later he joins the Black Legion's case wholeheartedly, but Khayon mentions that since then, they've tried to kill each other multiple times.
* Snape and Sirius in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' despise each other despite being on the same side; Snape has never forgiven Sirius for encouraging him to go look for a fully-transformed werewolf while they were at school, while Sirius trusts anyone who worked for Voldemort as far as he can throw them. Dumbledore has to cajole them into shaking hands at the end of book four, and they continue to trade insults through every scene they have in the following book.
* In Andy Hoare's Literature/WhiteScars novel ''Hunt for Voldorius'', the White Scars and the Raven Guard manage to overcome DividedWeFall and do this. They find it difficult enough that the Raven Guard, attacking first, has brothers wondering if the White Scars will really support them.
* In the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, any threat to the entirety of known space results in this, as the Federation tries, with varying degrees of success, to gather all the local powers into a coalition. It sort of works during the Gateways and [[Literature/StarTrekTheGenesisWave Genesis Wave]] crises, and in the desperate days of the [[Literature/StarTrekDestiny Borg Invasion]], but there's always a lot of complaining. Now the [[Literature/StarTrekTyphonPact Typhon Pact]] has been formed, motivating in turn an expansion of the Khitomer Accords, meaning there's a lot more teamwork going on in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' galaxy - and with it, more teeth clenching...
* In the second ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series, one cat from each of the four Clans is chosen by their ancestors for a mission. Two more cats end up coming along on the journey. Since they ''are'' from different Clans, some of them are quite a bit tense around each other, even hostile at times, but after helping each other through numerous dangers, they become FireForgedFriends.
* In [[Literature/TheHungerGames Catching Fire]] Katniss and Peeta have to [[spoiler:forge an alliance with previous victors during the Quarter Quell, even though they can't trust them. And, you know, only one person can come out of the Quell alive.]]
** Even on top of that, Katniss and Johanna ''really'' take the cake. At one point, Johanna slaps Katniss, and at another, Katniss considers the possibility of shooting Johanna "just to shut her up." They become more like [[spoiler: FireForgedFriends]] in ''Mockingjay'' though.
* This has been the consistent dynamic in Stephen Booth's Ben Cooper/Diane Fry police procedurals. Over the course of thirteen novels, the two have occasionally managed to reach a brief accord, but their personalities are so different that they are always misreading each other, even when it looks like they're about to become FireForgedFriends. It's typical that at the beginning of the series, Fry directs a DoYouThinkICantFeel outburst at Cooper when he's ''asleep.''
* In ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'', if two or more Underlander species have to work together, it most likely involves this.
* In ''Literature/{{Julian}}'', Libanius and Priscus are trying to write a biography of the titular character to combat the rising tide of Christianity. If they can only agree on the costs of copying the manuscript, that is.
* ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' has some examples:
** Raynos Alvahrez and his artillery commander have quite a strained relationship at first, as the latter is a great supporter of admiral Thrisk, while the former blames Thrisk for death of his cousin. However, over time, they come to understanding, as Desnairans they're supposed to work with force them into sort of EnemyMine situation.
** Dohlarans and Desnairans as a whole are forced to work together as the "Army of Justice", but neither side has much love for one another. Both have been at war multiple times in the past and [[SlobsVersusSnobs Dohlarans consider Desnairans moronic snobs, while Desnairans think that Dohlarans are uncultured and poor]].
** Vicars Rhobair and Zhaspar. They hate each others' guts and would love to get rid of each other as soon as possible, but are forced to work together as their departments (Finance and Inquisition, respectively) are two only things keeping the Church of God working.
* In ''Literature/ThePillarsOfReality'', members of the Mages' and Mechanics' guilds have been taught to hold each other in contempt, so after Mari and Alain become the sole survivors of an attack, their initial interactions are full of suspicion and tension. They improve.
* In ''Literature/AllForTheGame'', the Palmetto State Foxes do not get along off the court--and before the series begins, they don't do very well on the court, either. However, as the series goes on, the players learn to understand each other a bit and get some TeamSpirit.
* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Iseult's and Aeduen's journey starts of this way, as they're both antisocial, both unwilling to speak to one another unless they really have to, and expecting InevitableMutualBetrayal from each other. They warm up to one another as the time goes on, though.
* In ''Literature/TheRedVixenAdventures'' Salli loathes Melanie for enslaving Ali, and Melanie thinks Salli is a stuck-up prig, but both of them put their feelings of animosity aside whenever Ali is in trouble.
* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': The party at the beginning. At one point they nearly end up coming to blows, before Kaylana gets the others to realize that none of them can complete the quest - or even survive in the long run - without the abilities of the others.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Jon Snow's unpopular plan of teaming the Night's Watch up with their enemies, the wildlings, against their common foe. No one is particularly happy about it.
** Loboda, the Thenn who had just spurned Jon's offer of safe passage through the Wall, volunteers to accompany Jon to rescue the dragonglass and even has a LastStand against a White Walker to buy Jon time.
** As much as Tywin hates it, he does respect Tyrion as the most capable (or at least most trustworthy) of the lords in King's Landing. While he is harsh and abusive towards Tyrion, he does also speak to him as somewhat of an equal.
** Grey Worm distrusts Tyrion as a foreigner and hates the diplomatic tactic of appeasing the former slavers, but lends his support because his Queen trusts the dwarf. Later, Dany's new allies don't seem to get along very well. Tyrion despises working with Ellaria Sand because Ellaria poisoned his niece Myrcella while Ellaria blames Tyrion for Oberyn's death. Olenna doesn't seem to trust Tyrion and advises Dany not to always listen to him. When Jon arrives to seek aid in the defense against the Night King, he and Dany spend much of the formative days of their alliance struggling to find a compromise between their goals.
* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': This happens whenever Mr. Conklin forces Miss Brooks to go along with a scheme of which she does not approve.
* Frequently in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Especially when Crowley is the person that the Winchesters or Castiel or both is forced to join forces with against a threat much worse than Crowley.
* ''Series/HawaiiFiveO''. [=McGarrett=] and Danno in the [[Series/HawaiiFive0 remake]] hate each other's guts, but make one hell of a team. It should be noted that their everlasting hatred for each other ebbs and wanes as the plot dictates frequently. In the original, Danno was much more of a loyal follower.
** Mid season one they've become good friends and now, way into season five, they are HeterosexualLifePartners that can barge into each other's house without raising eyebrows and bicker LikeAnOldMarriedCouple 24/7.
* This was a staple of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]''. Jack being the kind of guy he is, most of the people who work with him do it with teeth TIGHTLY clenched. But it's not just him. [[JurisdictionFriction Various government agencies will struggle to cooperate]], as will individuals on those teams. Even the villains behind the given terrorist plot will be shown to be ready to cut each other at a moments' notice.
* The first season finale of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. Jack summarizes it when he lists what his colleagues did during the season.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Firefly is actually fairly mixed about this, as Jayne and Simon are often at odds with everyone else (and each other), and Inara and Shepherd are often at odds with Mal, but other than that everyone seems to get along just fine. Well except for Jayne and River. And Jayne and Inara. Or maybe it's just Jayne.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', especially in the earlier episodes, has the theme of highly incompatible beings having to work together to survive. Happens again when Scorpius joins the crew in season 4 (and again in "The Peacekeeper Wars".) No one wants him around, and with very good reason, but John is especially reticent to keep him aboard.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has this come up every time three or more people have to cooperate on something, ''especially'' if Ben is involved.
* ''Series/TopGearUK'' plays this up for laughs whenever the hosts have to work together. Jeremy's MO is to rush through a job with brute force while James likes to slowly work on a project with intricate/plodding attention to detail. Richard tends to get caught in the middle, not having Jeremy's penchant for raw power or the patience for James' fussiness. They were unnaturally supportive of each other for most of the 24 Hour Britcar Endurance Race, but admitted afterward that working together in a PowerOfFriendship way had made them "feel dirty". In RealLife, however, they are VitriolicBestBuds and TrueCompanions.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven'' has this due to some conflicting strong personalities among the crew.
* ''Series/{{House}}''. Dr House's team falls into this category. The team is polite at best, and DysfunctionJunction at worst. The team does always set aside differences to help the patient, but they never stop sniping at each other. Still, even at their lowest low, they're productive. Then Season Five grabs a shovel. So far, they're still cooperating, but after Season 5, Episode 13, it's pretty obvious that the team has almost no morals whatsoever, and no one seems to be trying to change that. Foreman has all but fallen from grace, Kutner lacks the gumption to back himself up, and everyone else has pretty much bent to House's will. At this point, they're the poster child for why every FiveManBand needs TheChick.\\
House, being House, seems to prefer that his team be at each other's throats. Hence his signing off on Foreman's thesis and not Cameron's, when Foreman basically cribbed off of Cameron. Among many other things.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': At the start of the show, this was the relationship between Major Kira and Commander Sisko since Kira felt as though the Federation was just waltzing into the vacuum left by Bajor's departed oppressors (the Cardassians). They eventually become FireForgedFriends. At the end of the show, this became the relationship between Major Kira, Gul Damar and Garak: after seven years of mutual loathing and mistrust, the trio are forced to work together to build LaResistance to throw the Dominion off Cardassia because, even though the Federation, Klingons and Romulans have joined forces to fight the Dominion, they still can't defeat it unless they can convince the Cardassians to fight against the Dominion, too. This also leads to FireForgedFriends.
** Just because they enter the coalition to defeat the Dominion doesn't mean the Romulans like the Klingons any more than they didn't before. The feeling's mutual.
** Dukat and Weyoun have this during the early stages of the war. The latter eventually drops this with Dukat's successor, Damar.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' was all about this; what with the Federation and Maquis having to work together while not necessarily trusting each other. This wore off pretty quick by the end of the first season.
** When Janeway proposed an alliance with the Borg to stop Species 8472, it was clear from the beginning it was going to be a suspect team-up.
* In ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', this makes up the last half of Season Three, once Archer convinces Degra and most of the Xindo Council that they were being manipulated by the [[MysteriousBacker Sphere]] [[BiggerBad Builders]] into attacking Humanity, planning to [[{{RetGone}} prevent their own defeat]] in the future at Human and Xindi hands. This comes across hardest for Tucker, who's forced to work with the man who's responsible for designing the weapon that killed 7 million people on Earth, wiped out his hometown and killed his younger sister.
* ''Series/MurphyBrown''. The FYI team will almost always be at each other's throats when they need to be working together, mostly instigated by the size of their egos. Although ThePowerOfFriendship comes through beautifully in the end, they'll have to have a free-for-all shouting brawl first.
* A frequently recurring theme on ''Series/StargateUniverse'', primarily demonstrated in the Young and Rush characters.
** Also happens on a national scale on planet Novus, populated by descendants of the ''Destiny'' crew from an alternate timeline who were thrown back in time by a gate malfunction. The two countries (Tenara and Futura) are bitter rivals over the philosophies of their founders but have gotten over their differences and pooled their resources together to build numerous GenerationShips to take them to another world when their civilization is threatened by a rogue Black Hole.
** PlayedForLaughs when Brody innocently goes to download the Tenaran archive to ''Destiny'', only to receive a withering DeathGlare from all the Tenarans present in the room. After a moment of confusion, his colleagues point out that the alternate Brody was one of the chief architects of the ''Futuran'' government.
* This happens frequently on ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', most notably when the group of FireForgedFriends [[spoiler: kill their probation worker]] and have to go to extreme lengths to hide the evidence. There are a ''lot'' of clashing personalities (and generally appalling attitude problems [[note]] yes Nathan, we're looking at you[[/note]]) in the group, plus there's no clear leader, so the bickering never stops and occasionally gets nasty. But they usually manage to stick together when they absolutely have to. That said, when the situation gets ''really'' desperate in the season one finale and it looks like a full-scale MisfitMobilizationMoment might be on the cards, the team buckles under the pressure and falls apart completely. In season two, the group shows they are also TrueCompanions, whenever one of them is in danger.
* The entire fourth season of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', with one exception - that brief period when they were all mind controlled into working together. The depths of distrust, resentment, and betrayal spread through the team meant that imminent apocalypse was pretty much the only thing that could get them in the same room. This was especially noticeable between Gunn and Wesley, due to the latter's betrayal over the Connor affair and his interest in Fred. Furthermore, when pressed, Gunn confesses he can never be friends with Angel, his natural enemy. In Season 5 this happens between Angel and Spike, usually PlayedForLaughs.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The show had Cordelia as a reluctant team member (sort of), it gets worse after her breakup with Xander.
** Spike could also be an example, especially in season 4, when he's only working with them so he can get to kill anything at all. Especially prominent with Xander.
** Xander towards Angel, although not so much Angel towards Xander.
** Anya winds up behaving this way to the rest of the Scoobies during the end of season 6 and the beginning of season 7 [[spoiler: when she becomes a vengeance demon again after Xander leaves her at the altar.]]
* Not every team on ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' ultimately finds themselves getting along, the separated couple of Tara & Wil (Season 2) being the best example. She ''actively flirted'' with another racer in front of him.
* In the Season One finale of ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'', [[TheChosenOne Richard]] and the newly-introduced [[DarkActionGirl Mord-Sith]] Cara are sent by an explosion to the BadFuture, where Darken Rahl and Kahlan's son killed his parents and confessed everyone in the world to worship him. Cara is initially reluctant to help her master's enemy. However, after she finds out that Nicholas Rahl has killed all her Mord-Sith sisters, she agrees to help him find the way to return to the present. In Season Two, she becomes a loyal companion to him, partly because of the revelation that [[spoiler:Richard is next in line for the throne of D'Hara]].
* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaBloodAndChrome'' Hot-headed, rookie, want-a-be [[TheAce ace]] Adama teams up with weary, tired, just wants to make it out of the war alive Coker. Throw in a top-secret mission and you've got a lot of shouting between the two.
* Roy and Brice in the ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' episode "The Nuisance." John is hurt and Brice is his temporary replacement. But Brice's lack of people skills and over-fondness for the rulebook irritate Roy to no end. He half jokingly tells the captain at one point that he might have to pop him in the jaw to work with him.
* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': This was very much the dynamic between Wade and Maggie during the latter half of season three (before Wade got PutOnABusToHell.) Maggie found Wade too weak and easily frightened while Wade didn't like Maggie's tough, uncaring persona. Quinn and Rembrandt managed to get along pretty well with both women (and each other), though.
* ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'': Stinger/[[ScaryScorpions Sasori]] Oranger and Champ/[[ALoadOfBull Ouishi]] Black work together only because they are on the same team and have the same goal. [[HotBlooded Champ]] would rather squish Stinger for [[spoiler: killing his creator, Professor Anton]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Stinger]] is just antisocial prick.
* In ''Series/{{Feud}}'', Creator/JoanCrawford and Creator/BetteDavis utterly despise one another, but they agree to team up on ''Film/WhateverHappenedToBabyJane'' in order to stay in the limelight in the face of the collapse of studio system and Jack Valance's efforts to banish Davis from Hollywood.
* ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'': [[IdiotHero Eiji]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity Hino]] and [[TokenEvilTeammate Ankh]] start with a mutual agreement that they work together for as long as they need and try to kill each other the moment they will not.
* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'':
** Doctor Riders cooperating to defeat Graphite Bugster. ''Cooperating'' is very generous term as they butt heads through the whole fight, scoff at each other and generally show how much they hate having to do this.
** [[DoctorJerk Hiiro Kagami]] and [[NotSoDifferent Taiga Hanaya]] form this for the sake of their fellow rider, Emu Hojo. They justifiedly hate each other and see Emu as nuisance at best, but neither of them [[spoiler: wants him to die]].
* ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'': This is where relationship of Sento Kiryu and Ryuga Banjou started. They are complete opposites - Sento is [[InsufferableGenius genius]] [[ScienceHero physicist]] and Ryuga is [[DumbMuscle former]] [[EmotionalBruiser pro fighter]]. They are initially stuck with each other out of necessity, but develop into BashBrothers with a dose of [[VitriolicBestBuds vitriol]] over the time.
** This is also present among the villains, [[BigBad Night Rogue]], [[DragonWithAnAgenda Blood Stalk]] and [[TheManBehindTheMan Juzaburo Nanba]], with Blood Stalk in particular seemingly taking every opportunity to stab his allies in the back. It doesn't help that they have different goals: Night Rogue wants to trigger a war between the three nations that [[BalkanizeMe Japan was split into]] with the intention of Touto emerging on top, Nanba wants to do the same but only so he can swoop in and turn Japan into his own "immortal Nanba Empire", and Blood Stalk wants to [[spoiler:[[OmnicidalManiac annihilate all life on Earth.]]]]

* This applies to two pairs of characters in ''{{Podcast/Guiders of our Dreams}}''. Fang murdered Lexia's family AND destroyed her village, and they are forced to work together for a greater cause, which is to kill the queen of Skiya. After a while, they do start to get along and look out for each other. Zephyr and Orpheus are also like this, but they simply don't trust one another.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Dr. Cube, the evil surgeon and Midori no Kaiju, who just wanted to destroy things, did not get along but worked together because they would be defeated by the Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel heroes as individuals.
* Wrestling/ChrisCandido and Wrestling/LanceStorm in Wrestling/{{ECW}}, under stipulation they had to work together as a {{tag team}} or be fired, which came after Storm was kicked out of their group, Triple Threat.
* Long-time rivals Wrestling/KurtAngle and Wrestling/ChrisBenoit were forced to work together during their reign as WWE Tag Team Champions in 2002.
* The bizarre situation regarding the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA World Tag Team Titles in Wrestling/{{TNA}} when they were won by a third of Triple X(Prime Time Elix Skipper) and half of America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris) by accident thanks to a shoddy call by a referee. They still disliked The Naturals and Team Canada more than each other but then their preferred partners, Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels and Wrestling/JamesStorm accidentally won the belts from them and had even more trouble getting along.
* Long time enemies [[Wrestling/TaylorWilde Shantelle Taylor]] and [[Wrestling/AngelinaLove Angel Williams]] were forced to team up in Deep South Wrestling against Shantelle's friend Tracy Taylor by general manager Krissy Vaine. Williams proved so insufferable the Taylors ended up dropping all [[SubvertedTrope concern about win loss records and company standing just to shut her up]].
* A one sided example in Radiant Rain and Wrestling/MercedesMartinez, after the two made peace with one another in Wrestling/{{WSU}}. Mercedes likes Rain, but simply developed an aversion to tag team matches. Rain doesn't like Mercedes at all and only managed to tolerate her in tag team matches because there was usually someone else she liked even less, however slightly(and they [[IGaveMyWord officially made peace]])
* Wrestling/BobbyRoode and Wrestling/JamesStorm used to be in a {{tag team}} called Beer Money before Roode betrayed Storm. So they don't like each other too much but every once and while, find themselves slipping back into their old mannerisms and working together for short periods of time. They even did their old pose after double teaming Wrestling/AJStyles before immediately resuming their own fight amongst themselves in mid 2012.
* Basically the appeal of Wrestling/TeamHellNo, the scourge Wrestling/AJLee accidentally brought on herself as general manager in her efforts to get revenge on [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] by putting him in anger management with Wrestling/{{Kane}}.

* Present in ''Radio/TheNavyLark'' whenever [[PointyHairedBoss Commodore Povey]] and the Troutbridge Crew were forced to team up to defeat whatever lunacy the Admiralty foisted upon them. In Season one whenever Lt. Cmdr. Price and CPO Pertwee had to team up to outfox Povey's plans to drill them out of the Navy.

[[folder:Religion and Mythology]]
* Some versions of {{Krampus}} have his partnership with SantaClaus be this, enslaved by Santa rather than it being genuine friendship like in other versions. Despite his terrifying appearance, Krampus is actually an example of DarkIsNotEvil, and punishing naughty children is simply his duty.

* The 1986 New York Mets were one of the best baseball teams ever assembled. They were also, almost to a man, a bunch of drunks, womanizers, drug abusers, and masters of Jerkassery. More memorable then their fights against other teams (like literal, knuckle-up fights) were the ones among themselves. One of the more fractious ones was between team star Daryl Strawberry and the unofficial team captain Keith Hernandez.
* The New York Yankees of the 1970's weren't called "the Bronx Zoo" for nothing. Team star Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin nearly came to blows in the dugout and had to be separated. Team captain Thurmon Munson and Jackson did not get along, and that was no secret. And of course, owner George Steinbrenner, fired and rehired Martin multiple times. By some miracle of talent and skill, they found the time amidst all this dysfunction to win back-to-back World Series titles in 1977 and '78.
* Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant spent 8 years together knowing they each would be more likely to win with the other around, but finally, in 2004, the team fell apart in the Finals largely due to their feud and it was obvious one or the other had to go. Both men did end up winning a title or two afterward though. Now that both men have retired from the NBA they have made an effort to mend fences.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* A Teeth Clenched Party can lead to some brilliant situations in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', especially when the players make their characters without caring how well they'll work with the rest of the team. Regularly degrades into WeAreStrugglingTogether, forcing the Dungeon Master to come up with EnemyMine scenarios just to keep the players' characters from knifing each other over a few pieces of gold. Often overlaps with ElvesVsDwarves and EvilCannotComprehendGood.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** Imperial forces working together with xenos, which has happened in a variety of ways from WorthyOpponent to painfully bad. Indeed, several Imperial forces working with ''other'' Imperial forces, such as Space Wolves and Dark Angels, qualify.\\
This is sometimes codified: the races are broken up into two super-factions, Order and Disorder (since the punchier antonym for "order" is already taken.) Disorder are everybody's enemies, all the time, ''especially'' each other; Order will team up in the face of an overwhelming threat from Disorder, and fight to the death any other time. This is officially codified by the Allies system introduced in the game's 6th edition rules, which has four settings (ranging from "battle-brothers" to "[[GodzillaThreshold come the apocalypse, but not before]]"), with the middle two representing this trope. The main difference is that in the first the factions dislike each other a great deal but are willing to mostly cooperate, while the second is for those who are relentlessly paranoid and keeping an eye on each other in order to spot the coming betrayal so they can fire first.
** This is the only way the [[BiggerBad Chaos Gods]] know how to work together, as the constant struggle for power they engage in inside the Warp, plus the intrinsic opposition some of the Gods have to each other, makes any alliance grudging at best and guaranteed to only last as long as they can keep causing trouble in realspace.
* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' revolves around this kind of teamwork. Four to six vaguely human characters who have been tortured in unique ways for the last twenty years all show up on earth around the same time and agree to work together out of necessity for numbers. Then a [[EvilTwin Fetch]] shows up and three of them want it dead, two of them want to reason with it and one of them is off picking his nose. If any of them actually hurts the others, they will get hit with the result of their MagicallyBindingContract that keeps them allies.
* This is how the [[FeudalFuture Inner Sphere]] responded after the invasion of the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Clans]] in the 3050s timeframe in ''TapletopGame/BattleTech''. The five Great Houses (and [[MachineWorship Com Star]]) have spent the last three or four hundred years fighting with each other constantly, and when the Clans arrive, initially each faction leaves their rivals to their fate, believing they can hold their own or at least let these 'alien invaders' do the hard work for them. Only the intervention of Jamie Wolf finally makes the Inner Sphere cooperate in what is at best an EnemyMine scenario.
** The invading Clans also have their own beef with each other, specifically with Clan Wolf and Jade Falcon, who's invasion corridor are next to each other, and they don't mind taking the time to attack the other when they get the opportunity. Then there's Clan Steel Viper, who share the Falcons invasion route. Eventually, they too started fighting each other and the Vipers were forcefully ejected out of the Inner Sphere for good.
* The five Praetors of New Phyrexia in ''MagicTheGathering''. In particular, Jin-Gitaxias and Vorinclex never hide their hatred towards each other.
** Many fans believe that this will eventually lead to an all-out EnemyCivilWar.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': this is a common feature, especially in Circles that don't get along very well, but the absolute peak has to be when Sidereals of different factions are forced to cooperate. There's even an NPC who goes out of his way to force Bronze and Gold Sidereals to work together.
* Can pop up in ''TabletopGame/MasksANewGeneration''. The players get a "Team Pool" that they can spend to boost each other through TeamSpirit, but difficult circumstances (no clear leader, a distrusted leader, diverging aims in a given scenario) will reduce the size of the team pool and the overall effectiveness of the team.

* The heroes in act two of ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''.

* ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' has this {{trope}} in several instances, particularly in the Toa Nuva team. It's mostly just [[RedOniBlueOni Tahu and Kopaka]], though, and they settle most of their differences by the Karda Nui story arc. In the Toa Metru's case, [[BadassBookworm Whenua and Nuju]] could barely stand one another and [[TheLancer Onewa and Matau]] got on the nerves of everyone on the team. Both teams are TrueCompanions, however, and their reluctant teamwork can be ''very'' effective when the situation calls for it.
** The Piraka on the other hand really hate each other, and are only temporarily working together to get the Mask of Life in Voya Nui, once one of them has it they plan to betray each other. Even then, they [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder spent just as much time backstabbing each other as they did fighting the heroes]], sometimes [[UpToEleven while they were fighting the heroes]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'' has it when Crash and Cortex [[EnemyMine team up]] to fight the Evil Twins. For starters, there's the game's [[BigBallOfViolence Rollerbrawl mechanic]], as well as the fact that Crash also tends to [[GrievousHarmWithABody use Cortex]] as a bludgeoning and throwing weapon. The game's tagline even lampshades it ("They're working together, but they don't have to like it!").
* VideoGame/MegaMan and Proto Man: They never actually have a problem working together, but they also never actually ''work together'': Proto Man does his own thing while Mega Man saves the day (usually). They help each other out, however.
** Mega Man and Bass, though again, they never work ''together'', just towards the same goal.
** ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'': Lan and Chaud, and, by extension, [=MegaMan.EXE and ProtoMan.EXE=]
*** And, to some extent, [[LoveTriangle Lan and Dex]].
** ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'': Geo and Rogue.
*** Also, in the early stages, Geo and Omega-Xis.
* Just try to say anytime you played a game online you didn't have to do this at some point.
* The Survivors in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' have this kind of relationship, at least initially. They're complete strangers, but eventually, emerge as FireForgedFriends.
* ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', big time. Being a RagtagBunchOfMisfits the Exile's companions have only their mutual loyalty to him/her in common, and nothing else. Being hostile to each other because of their directly conflicting views and opinions. Bao'dur hates Mandalore for what his people did during the war. Handmaiden sees Visas Marr as a rival for the Exile's affection. If the Exile is female then Atton dislikes Disciple for the same reason. None of the droids are particularly fond of each other. Hanharr hates everyone, and ''nobody'' likes Kreia. Mira being pretty much the only one who doesn't have it out for anybody else.
** If you count the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen restored content]], by the end of the game almost everyone is trying to kill each other for one reason or another.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', too. Creator/ObsidianEntertainment seems to like this trope.
* Alistair and Morrigan of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. Big time. Especially if they [[spoiler:sleep together]] in a dark magic ritual to save his/the PC's life.
** This theme continues on into ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII' as well; Fenris and Anders aside from their deep hatred for each other despite [[NotSoDifferent an awful lot of similarities]] tend to alienate others. Fenris in general dislikes mages (though he has less of a problem with the Hawkes) and Anders' obsession with the Mage/Templar conflict compounded by [[DemonicPossession Vengeance]] leaves him antagonistic towards most of the party members by the third act.
** Depending on whether Hawke sides with the mages or Templars in the endgame, certain teammates with full Rivalry scores, but opposing alliances, can be convinced to continue working with Hawke for the final boss fights.
** In ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', Vivienne tends to look down on almost every other character due to her classism and snobby demeanor. As a Pro-Circle mage with a lot of political influence, she tends to treat most characters with disdain, particularly those with differing opinions of mage politics such as Solas or those from lower-class backgrounds such as Sera and Blackwall. Cole, in particular, gets the scorn of both Vivienne and Sera due to his status as a spirit in the form of a human and both of them refer to him as "[[ItIsDehumanizing it]]".
** While Hawke gets along fine with their Grey Warden friend at first in ''Inquisition'', [[spoiler:the revelations as to what the Grey Wardens have done and are doing]] infuriates Hawke leading to a back and forth WhatTheHellHero between the two of them, with the Warden responding by calling out Hawke's part in the beginning of the Mage-Templar War. [[spoiler:Alistair]] in particular takes his/her anger at the Wardens quite personally.
* Basically everyone playing ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' if they're not actually out to kill each other.
* Bowser, in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''. Mario's archenemy first refuses to join Mario in his quest to stop Count Bleck from wiping out all dimensions, even at the first request of Peach (despite the fact he finally got one of his dearest wishes come true thanks to the Count who forcefully married them). He changes his mind however, very begrudgingly, once Mario and Peach point out that his desire to be the ruler of the world would never come true should their world be destroyed by the Count; and his minions are now brainwashed to serve the Count, infuriating Bowser at the idea.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Similar to the Knights example above, several of your team-mates go at it against each other with biotics (Jack and Miranda) or end up with weapons drawn (Legion and Tali) forcing you to pick sides (or choose a third option if you're charming/intimidating enough). And of course, there's the Justicar who agrees to work with you but also vows to kill you after the mission if you're too much of a Renegade.
** In the first game, Garrus and Shepard can have this dynamic if one plays Shepard as a Paragon. Garrus wants Saren, and the antagonist of his personal mission, dead, with very good reason. He really doesn't care to deal with any red tape or rules in pursuit of these goals, which is mostly why he left C-Sec in the first place. Paragon Shepard can insist on playing everything by the book because the rules are there for a reason. This can continue to the point that Garrus grumbles it's like he's still in C-Sec. Eventually, they get past it and [[UndyingLoyalty he becomes one of Shepard's most loyal and closest friends]].
** Also in the first game, depending on how Wrex [[spoiler:is talked down on Virmire]], him agreeing to help you destroy Saren's facility follows this. Turned around in the third game, if Shepherd would rather not cure the Genophage. [[spoiler:If you ''don't'' cure the genophage, [[TeethClenchedTeamwork Teeth Clenched Teamwork]] turns into a shootout on the Citadel.]]
** Overall, this is something of a theme for Shepard and Cerberus. They tried to kill Shepard in the first game and s/he ruined several operations, but now they're working for a common goal. By the end of the trilogy, they're back to the first game relationship, only with more personal hatred and heavier artillery on both sides.
** Miranda is initially distrustful of Shepard, particularly Paragon who is extremely opposed to Cerberus, not trusting them to truly work for the better of Cerberus. Once Shepard helps her protect her sister with no ulterior motives, Miranda greatly warms up to him/her, culminating in her abandoning Cerberus in favor of Shepard and a friendship that lasts into ''3''.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' much of the galaxy is in this position in their rather desperate fight against the Reapers. Depending on Shepard's actions the final united force can include [[spoiler: krogan and turian armies fighting together on Palavan, the Geth and quarians fighting together over Earth and the rachni helping build the crucible.]]
** One of the people that Shepard can recruit is the batarian terrorist, Balak, who Shepard stopped from making a ColonyDrop on a human colony [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 three years before.]] Despite now being on the same side, both Balak and Shepard make it clear how much they despise each other.
--> '''Officer Noles''': Do you want me to arrest him?\\
'''Shepard:''' I want you to put a ''bullet'' in his head, but we're all making some sacrifices today.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** The team of Sonic and Knuckles in ''{{VideoGame/Sonic Advance|Trilogy}} 3''. When the two are chosen in the character selection, the two are noticeably uncomfortable about it. [[spoiler: Eggman actually teams up with Super Sonic to fight the TrueFinalBoss in this game, however he averts this trope. His only line of dialogue is him telling Super Sonic to use tag action to hurt the boss]].
*** One of the verses of Knuckles' theme song in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' actually points out about how he views teamwork:
---->''I have no such things as weak spots''\\
''Don't approve of him, but you gotta trust him''\\
''This alliance has a purpose''\\
''This partnership is only temporary.''
** Also, Shadow and E-123 Omega in the beginning of the Team Dark Story in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' after Rouge stopped them from fighting each other. They've got better from then on.
** Knuckles and Rouge in ''VideoGame/SonicRivals 2''. Justified since Knuckles can't trust her in retrieving the Master Emerald from Dr. Eggman with him.
** Sonic, Tails, and Eggman develop this in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''. They spend just as much, if not even more, time bickering with and insulting one another as they do actually working together.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Scaler}},'' the first person the titular character meets is a [[LizardFolk Lizard Man]] named Leon. While he's no less hostile than any of the ''other'' wildlife Scaler's encountered so far, he and Scaler are united in their [[EnemyMine mutual hatred]] of the BigBad, Looger. They form an uneasy partnership to try and deal with him. [[spoiler: They eventually grow to get along, though they aren't willing to admit it at first--until they realize they're long-separated [[LukeIAmYourFather father and son.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/KaneAndLynch''. In the first half, they are actually forced to work together, much to the disdain of both- in the second half, they're [[EnemyMine working together to kill a common enemy,]] but they still hate each other. In the sequel, they both end up pissing off a major crime lord in China, once again forced to work together to survive.
* A few of the characters you get in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'' often argue amongst themselves and occasionally leave the party due to the other character. Example: If you keep [[KnightInShiningArmor Keldorn the paladin]] and Viconia the dark elf in the party together for too long, Keldorn will pick a fight with her for the sole reason of her being a dark elf (though given how he reacts to a certain renowned good dark elf he might have been able to look past that if it wasn't for his other issues with her).
* The Australian team in ''WorldDestructionLeague: War Jetz'' fight among themselves as much as they attack the player. Good thing too, as they fly the best plane in the game.
* Master Chief John-117 and Arbiter Thel 'Vadam start off like in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', given that they were on opposite sides less than a month ago. They end up becoming something of BashBrothers by the end, though.
* Norman Jayden and Carter Blake in ''VideoGame/HeavyRain''. One's a by-the-book FBI profiler agent, the other's a RabidCop. TheyFightCrime (poorly).
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' starts off like this; after being turned into l'Cie they are forced to cooperate in order to survive, but each member of the team has it's own goals and many members hate other members. This often leads to the party being divided into smaller groups and many fights between main characters. Other than Hope holding a large grudge that borders on hatred toward Snow, Sazh could only barely keep himself from killing Vanille, Lightning really doesn't like Snow to the point of punching him three times, and tries to leave the entire party behind on several occasions and doesn't hold back on punishing Fang for her part in getting them in this mess either.
* The team in the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC ''Dead Money'' composes of a band of individuals with their own emotional baggage (and you) who are forced to cooperate together due to the fact that their lives are under the whims of an even worse lunatic who's strapped Explosive Collars on all of them and linking them to ensure cooperation. The Courier is forced to work with them to progress, all the while trying to ensure each others' survival. Later on, when the team finally splits up, you're given the option of either killing them or helping them deal with their own issues, after which they might try to help you in the final mission. At the end, if everyone survives long enough to deal with their employer and remove the threat of their collars going off, they still don't trust each other, but decide to part ways peacefully.
* Amazing Spider-Man and ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 in ''VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime''.
%% All three heroes of ''[[VideoGame/ShadowHearts Koudelka]]''.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** The Alliance and Horde forces guarding the Dark Portal (the common entrance into Outland for both factions) in the Blasted Lands are forced to put aside their hatred for one another for a common cause, but neither is happy about it, and you will be asked to spy on the other faction's plans.
** And then there's pick up groups for the players, which range from being decent enough to clear the dungeons to being plagued by bickering, infighting and scapegoating for failures, and being unable to make any progress. To be fair, guilds are also susceptible to drama that can result in players making an exodus from the guild or the entire guild breaking up, despite (or because) of the fact that the players tend to group with each other more often and are used to how they work as a team.
** The issues associated with pick up groups are only escalated by the pick-up ''raid'' feature introduced in ''Cataclysm''. Take all the problematic combinations you can get with jerks, incompetents, and trolls in a five-man group, and multiply that by five. All new avenues of conflict open up when you realize that healers and tanks, while previously unique and indispensable to their teams, are now in competition ''with each other.''
** The Ashen Verdict is a combined order of Paladins and Death Knights devoted to fighting the Lich King. The former, being more traditionally heroic, and the latter, being a group of [[AntiHero anti-heroes]], often clash over tactics, such as whether to fire on enemy forces with a risk of harming soldiers webbed as human shields. Unlike the Alliance and the Horde, however, they ''can'' actually work together.
** In ''Cataclysm'', when players are sent to meet Thrall at the Maelstrom, the Alliance quest giver knows full well that an Alliance hero would feel this while working for the former Horde warchief. Unfortunately the developers forgot this and as the expansion put more focus on Thrall, they were faced with angry Alliance players playing patsy to a character that was their enemy just prior to Deathwing's return.
** In the ''Legion'' expansion's Warlock class quests, human warlock Kira Iresoul is initially unwilling to work with you because of your association with her former mentor, orc warlock Ritssyn Flamescowl. After you do some quests on her behalf, she agrees to out of obligation to ''you'', but regularly insults or threatens Ritssyn.
** Also from ''Legion'', the high, night and blood elves ally with the Nightfallen rebels against the Nightborne. Unfortunately, the three groups of elves have long-standing grudges against one another, which one NPC says are enough to make the enmity between the Alliance and the Horde look petty, and Tyrande, leader of the night elves, doesn't fully trust Thalyssra, leader of the Nightfallen. Despite their differences, as well as the Nightborne's efforts to take advantage of them, the groups do ultimately work together and march against the Nightborne together, with Khadgar marveling at how much their teamwork improved.
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun: Firestorm'' GDI and Nod temporarily join forces to defeat CABAL, both sides not too happy about it, and go their separate ways after CABAL is defeated.
** Again in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'' where they temporarily stop fighting each other to focus in fighting the Scrin.
** Finally in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianTwilight'' both GDI and Nod formed a ceasefire with each other to reverse the effects of Tiberium which is slowly destroying Earth.
*** And in the ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 Red Alert 2 expansion "Yuri's Revenge"]]'', The Allies and Soviets team up to fight against Yuri's forces.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has Jade, Tear and Anise each suffering this with Luke for a while, when they [[spoiler: rejoin him post-Akzeriuth]]. They're all justifiably angry with him, and clearly don't trust him anymore, and they're mostly working with him for convenience or by coincidence. The only exception is [[UndyingLoyalty Guy,]] who [[spoiler: went back to Luke voluntarily]]. And don't worry, [[FireForgedFriends they all get better]].
** This trope also applies to the sequence just before this, in which [[spoiler: Asch takes Luke's place to investigate Ortion Cavern with Natalia, Jade and Anise. He's a {{Jerkass}} the whole time.]]
*** [[spoiler: Asch IS this trope through the majority of the game. He becomes the Sixth Ranger after the Akzeriuth incident, but opts to work by himself because he can't stand his "teammates" (particularly Luke); Natalia is the only exception.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' the player can command certain units to pair up and work as a team such as [[spoiler:Chrom and Gangrel]], even though in the story those two clearly hate each other.
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken 4]]'' Kazuya and his father Heihachi briefly team up in order to fight a squad of robots. They perform well together as a team and are in perfect synchronization, and only when the battle is about to end with an explosive finale does Kazuya betray his father and leave him to die in a massive explosion. The fact is that Kazuya and Heihachi despise each other to the point that they each tried to kill the other. In the ''Tekken Tag Team'' spin offs the player can pair up Jin with Kazuya his father and like in the previous generation Jin wants nothing more than to hurt Kazuya and Kazuya returns that gesture. Their victory poses actually have them staring each other down, while in another Jin attempts to punch Kazuya before he flies away.
* The allied races in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' tend to clash quite often due to their greatly different social, religious, and moral differences. This is especially pronounced between the Charr and humans due to their long history of war with one another. Only renewed aggression from the Elder Dragons convinces them to put aside their differences.
* Ratchet and Clank through the latter half of [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank the first game]]. The two start on friendly enough terms, but after [[spoiler: Qwark's betrayal]] Ratchet becomes excessively bitter and bent on getting revenge or goofing off rather than going after Drek like Clank wants to and blames Clank for [[spoiler: falling for Qwark's trap]], while Clank becomes irritated at Ratchet's lack of responsibility, leading the two to personally start clashing. The only reason they remain together is they need each other to accomplish their respective tasks, and both make it clear they're not happy it. They're able to get over things by the end of the game and through the rest of the sequels they're back to being friends.
* In ''VideoGame/CaptainMorganeAndTheGoldenTurtle'', Morgane and her father's first mate, Diego, don't much get along, since he considers her unfit for the responsibility her father has given her. However, they find common ground on the need to get Morgane's father to come to terms with his wife's death. The teamwork gets less forced after they succeed at that.
* In ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', King Dedede, once {{Franchise/Kirby}}'s most iconic rival, joins the side of good for a change. However, he was very reluctant about his decision to do so. Averted in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', where he joins Kirby's adventure of his own volition and with no hesitation.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' initially has a fair amount of friction between the second-years and the third-years who are the founding members of SEES (especially Mitsuru, whose family was responsible for the incident that created the Shadows SEES fights), particularly since Yukari accuses the latter group of ordering the others around while keeping secrets from them. In the spinoff ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', which pairs the casts of Persona 3 and 4, on the Persona 3 route, Yukari notes how much closer the cast of [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} the fourth game]] is, and gradually gains the resolve to do something about it. In the end, though, the group becomes a cohesive force, and Yukari and Mitsuru eventually become friends.
** During [[PlayableEpilogue The Answer]], virtually no one trusts Metis, Aigis' "sister," since Metis starts off attacking them, and they see her as first and foremost concerned about Aigis. On a party-wide scale, the group's teamwork regresses as a result of lowered morale following [[spoiler:the protagonist's death]], and near the end, [[spoiler:they end up fighting each other to resolve their dispute over what to do with the Keys of Time]]. They come to their senses, though, in time to defeat the final boss and return to their own time.
* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'': The Luminary Knights and Gilbert mutually despise each other with the only thing keeping them from descending into fighting being their loyalty to the True King.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'': The main trio all work together, [[spoiler: usually because the FIB are making them]], despite Trevor's anger at Michael faking his own death, Michael not wanting anything to do with Trevor [[spoiler: and wanting to prevent him learning the truth about North Yankton]], with Franklin caught in the middle of their bickering, much to his own annoyance. It's made even worse when [[spoiler: Trevor finds out Brad died and was buried in Michael's place]].
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' has humans, the angels led by Merkabah, and the demons led by Lucifer, all working together in order to defeat the Divine Powers, who have stepped into the picture as the greatest threat to all. The three [[EnemyMine temporarily-aligned]] factions make it clear that they ''still'' hate one another's guts and are only putting in as much teamwork as they absolutely need to; Lucifer and Merkabah by nature of being opposites to each other and humans against Lucifer and Merkabah due to the sides they represent (Chaos and Law, respectively) always [[CosmicChessGame using humans as pawns]] instead of having humanity's best interests in mind.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', some combinations of Heroes on the same team lead to conversations where it's clear that the involves Heroes are not too thrilled about having to work together:
** Widowmaker and Tracer:[[note]]Tracer had tried to stop Widowmaker from assassinating a major public figure, without success.[[/note]]
---> '''Widowmaker:''' It looks like we will be working together. \\
'''Tracer:''' Don't think I'm happy about that.
** Symmetra and Lúcio:[[note]]The ''favela'' that Lúcio comes from was the target of a major corporation -- the one Symmetra works for -- that profits from making land redevelopments, destroying neighborhoods and cities if the people of those reject the "improvements".[[/note]]
---> '''Symmetra:''' To think, I would have to work with a street ruffian. \\
'''Lúcio:''' I'm not all that excited about this arrangement either.
** Torbjörn and Bastion:[[note]]Torbjörn has a major case of [[FantasticRacism hatred towards self-aware artificial intelligence]], including Omnics, with the [[AIIsACrapshoot Omnic]] [[RobotWar Crisis]] only reinforcing his views.[[/note]]
---> '''Torbjörn:''' I hate working with these [[FantasticRacism talking tin cans]]!
* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' backstory, Akatosh, the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of Time and [[TopGod chief deity]] of the Aedric [[SaintlyChurch Nine Divines pantheon]], had one of these with [[EternalHero Pelinal Whitestrake]] during the Alessian Revolt. Pelinal was sent by the Divines to be [[FounderOfTheKingdom Alessia]]'s champion, but [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow he could always feel Akatosh's burning gaze upon him]]. With Pelinal believed to have been a Shezarrine, a [[GodInHumanForm physical incarnation]] of Lorkhan's (the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] of Mundus, the mortal plane) spirit, this makes a degree of sense as Akatosh/[[IHaveManyNames Auri-El]] considered it a "[[MyGreatestFailure moment of weakness]]" when he went with Lorkhan's plan to create Mundus and likely still harbors a grudge. When Pelinal went too far in one of his [[TheBerserker berserker]] fits of rage and damaged the lands themselves, Akatosh and the other divines [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere nearly left Mundus in disgust]] until they were placated by Alessia. Eventually, Alessia's forces won, Pelinal was cut to pieces by the [[OurElvesAreBetter Ayleids]], and Akatosh became the patron deity of Alessia's new empire of [[HumansAreSpecial Men]].
* In ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'', you can have Sebille, a woman who was enslaved by the lizardfolk and forced to kill her own kind resulting in a burning hatred of lizards and slavery, in the same party as The Red Prince, an exiled lizard prince (exiled for consorting with demons, if you're curious) who has no problem with the idea of slavery and actually suggests that he should execute Sebille for breaking her bonds in their second meeting[[note]]In the first, he considers taking your main character as his own personal slave, which doesn't exactly help their relationship if your main character ''is'' Sebille[[/note]]. Needless to say, they don't get along at all well, though, given enough time, they can become FireForgedFriends, with The Red Prince even teaming up with Sebille to kill her former master.
* In ''VideoGame/Doom2016'', Doomguy and Samuel Hayden both want to defeat the invading demons and save the universe, but that's pretty much the extent of any agreement between them. Hayden wants to use the energy from Hell to provide power for all humanity, while Doomguy knows said energy is more trouble than it's worth and destroys ''everything'' relating to the demons. Hayden can only just barely hide his contempt for Doomguy, while the latter doesn't even bother trying and only agrees to work with Hayden at all because he's forced to. [[spoiler:Once the demons are beaten and the Hell portal closed, Hayden almost immediately backstabs Doomguy by teleporting him to another realm where he can't get in the way of further research.]]

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* M and Mary sign a contract in ''VisualNovel/ShikkokuNoSharnoth'' in order to destroy the Metacreatures. M is completely dispassionate, while Mary grows to hate him more as time passes. [[spoiler:In the end, she finally understands him and saves him in some sense, but contrary to what might be expected this does not develop into a romance.]]
* ''VisualNovel/AkaiIto'': Uzuki the demon hunter openly despises supernaturals [[spoiler:since her big brother was killed by one]], Sakuya yields an undying grudge toward the demon hunters [[spoiler:due to their act of genocide on her clan]], while Tsuzura just want to get the hell out [[spoiler:since she hates being the leader of the demon hunters, and don't like people in general]]. However, they must set aside their difference because Nushi is the real threat.
* All over the place in ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'', because forcing multiple [[DysfunctionJunction volatile teenagers]] into solving murder cases under the threat of death is bound to cause some friction. TheRival characters, in particular, tend to make life even more difficult for their respective protagonists while simultaneously being a valuable asset in the investigations and trials.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is full of this, though it usually lessens as the parties get to know each other or come to a mutual understanding. Rin and Shirou, Shirou and Saber, Saber and Rin, Illya and Rin, Illya and Saber, ''everyone'' and [[spoiler:Kotomine]]... but '''nothing''' tops the sheer molar-grinding of Shirou and Archer. Shirou ''cannot stand'' Archer, as his callous nature and willingness to sacrifice innocent people to achieve victory so long as he saves more than he kills fly in the face of Shirou's ideals of "saving everyone, regardless of the cost to myself". Archer, on the other hand, [[spoiler:would like nothing more than to ''murder Shirou in cold blood'' so that he can be erased from existence]], but typically he can't either because Rin has him under a Command Seal to not hurt Shirou, or because he considers keeping Rin alive to be more important. The one route where [[spoiler:Archer manages to XanatosGambit his way into being free]] to act on that desire? [[FromBadToWorse Everything goes to hell]] ''[[FromBadToWorse very]]'' [[FromBadToWorse quickly]].

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' gives us a villainous example: Benjamin Palmer and [[spoiler: Lear Dunham clearly have no great love for each other, but they need each other's help to execute the EvilPlan. Of course, once Palmer has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]], Lear is quick to dispose of him.]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''
** This is true for pretty much the entire casts, especially at the start of the series, with neither team getting along with each other, let alone with the opposite team. This is downplayed somewhat as the series goes on, with them becoming more or less TrueCompanions, but even then they still have their squabbles, especially with [[BloodKnight Sarge]] insisting on acting like the war between Red and Blue is still on, long after both teams had more or less made peace with each other.
** This is noted to have been Felix's and Locus' relationship during the war. They greatly disliked each other and were extremely competitive, but they were on the same side in a very deadly war, so they worked together to survive it. Now that the war is over [[spoiler:they still work together, due to the fact that they make a disturbingly effective team, allowing both of them to make a good living for joint mercenary work. But they still most certainly hate each other, and are implied to want to kill each other, but they both know they will never get another partner who works in sync with them as well as the other]].
* This is the conflict driving ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'''s first season. Three mostly good people are forced to work with a bratty, arrogant AlphaBitch (although she eventually becomes more of a LovableAlphaBitch as she undergoes CharacterDevelopment).
** This also applies to [[BigGood Ozpin's]] personnel circle and the Atlas Military, most notably between [[{{Foil}} Qrow Branwen and Winter Schnee]] who only barley reluctantly associate with each other and in the first appearance together quickly get into a fight.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Between Asia and Julie vs their Darkness counterparts in [='VRcade'=].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The Light Warriors of ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'' are each others' greatest enemies and can barely cooperate. However, unlike other examples, this indeed makes it so that they tend to make little to no progress for much of their story, most of it being the actions of others or an individual member (in fact, teamwork tends to make things worse). The problem is that they're a FiveManBand with no fifth member. The closest thing they have is [[OnlySaneMan White]] [[TheChick Mage]], who ''tries'' to get them to cooperate -- but that only leads to more bickering. Couple that with the fact that the closest thing to a Hero amongst them is a CloudCuckoolander who is only capable of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] when his CrazyAwesome falls just right into place (which is rarely), and the other three are an amoral swindler, a homicidal philanderer, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a delusional roleplayer]]... well, yeah. It's surprising they're capable of doing ANYTHING throughout the series.
* All twelve [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. They spend 90% of the Hivebent arc bickering, scheming against, and attempting to ''murder'' each other, but eventually knuckle down and work together to fight ([[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu and defeat!]]) the [[FinalBoss Black King]] in their session. It doesn't last for [[HopeSpot too long after that however...]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'', Juoira's group bicker a lot, but most of the bickering is playful, and they still function. Contrast with [[spoiler: Faevv's group. which bicker ''less'' until everyone goes separate ways because of a general lack of cohesion.]]
* Zii and the Troublemakers, the [[RockTrio three-woman rock band]] in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', more or less runs on this. Yuki and Sonya can't stand each other (though Sonya quite enjoys provoking Yuki), and Zii finds both of them stressful to work with for various reasons -- but they all enjoy being in the band too much.
* ''Webcomic/WastelandersAnonymous'' has Benjamin, Jeff and Felix not getting along with each other. Benjamin especially keeps trying to quit the team but then he keeps coming back to the team.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the Order of the Stick's predecessors who created the original Gates were individually strong but two of them had some serious problems working together. The Chaotic Rogue Girard Draketooth and the Lawful paladin Soon Kim did not get along at all. The death of a comrade near the end of their journey brought their mutual hostility to a boiling point and only the intervention of another comrade kept them from killing each other on the spot. An illusionary trap left behind by Girard reveals that he apparently never stopped hating Soon.
* ''Webcomic/WinterMoon'' is set in an MMORPG. The two main characters kind of hate each other, but end up forming a guild and (barely) working together because they've made powerful enemies. They do become genuine friends later, though.
* The Lackya of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' were built to be perfect servants in upper-class households, so they despise the rowdy, violent Jägermonsters... but they all work for Baron Wulfenbach, and they all hate the Other's mind control wasps.
-->'''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040503 Jäger General]]:''' Sir--dere iz a time to twit nancy-boy feetsmen und a time to crush bogs.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The Vindicators of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Kismet, the leader, won't admit she ever makes a mistake. Lemure hates her and is only still on the team because of Sizemax. Dynamaxx enjoys playing them off against each other. Captain Canada! is likely to go off the deep end at the first serious stressor.
* ''Roleplay/OurAvatarsWereInARoomTogetherTheContinuation'': When Sol steals the Fireseal and beats up a bunch of knights in order to get to Justice and destroy her himself, Ky is forced to join Sol out of desperation to end the war, despite disagreeing with his methods.
* In ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', Tim and Jay pretty much hate each other when they first start working together (admittedly, Tim did attack Jay, albeit while temporarily insane, and Jay kept Tim in the dark about things he couldn't remember). However, after a while, they eventually develop a strong friendship.
* The behind-the-scenes work for WebVideo/BennettTheSage's anime review show ''Anime Abandon'' is largely done by Marc the Engineer, who seems to barely tolerate Sage and does his job extremely grudgingly. Outside the show's 'verse, they are genuine friends.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Killer Bass of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' invoke this trope in the second episode when self-designated TeamMom Courtney forces them to work together to build a hot tub, HilarityEnsues.
** The [[spoiler: Haters]] from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' still have to work together even after they have a very bad break up.
* In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where and]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 Back Again]]", the sixth-season finale of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', a team of misfits assembles to do the world-saving typically done by the protagonists, who are indisposed. Although the group members are not all averse to teamwork, none of them are used to being team players, and at least one is actively antisocial. Of course, this just makes the group dynamics all the more interesting, and the eventual victory all the more fulfilling.
* The FiveManBand from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' starts out like this, evolving into a TrueCompanions as the series goes on. Though technically fueled by their PowerOfFriendship towards Aelita, in the beginning they don't really have much loyalty to each other, and it's kind of easy to get them to break up or lose at least one member.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' the villains Sportsmaster and Cheshire obviously can't stand each other from their first appearance together. [[spoiler: FridgeBrilliance kicks in a few episodes later when it is confirmed that Sportsmaster is Cheshire's (verbally and emotionally abusive) father, who she ran away from home to escape.]]
** This also occurs between Kid Flash and Artemis for a while after Artemis' arrival, since Wally saw her as usurping the position that should have been occupied by his friend Spee- sorry, Red Arrow. All of this ends when they enter a relationship in season 2.
* In the ''[=BattleTech=]'' animated cartoon, the 1st Somerset Strikers don't exactly get along all the time.
* Starscream and Megatron of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' are stuck working together for good part of season 3. They clearly hate each other and don't even bother to hide their contempt for the arrangement.
* An AlternateCharacterInterpretation of a certain band of teenagers:
--> I fucking hate my job. I'll try to sum it up by first telling you about the folks I work with:\\
First, there is this supermodel wanna-be chick. Yeah, okay, she is pretty hot, but damn is she completely useless. The girl is constantly fixing her hair or putting on makeup. She is extremely self-centered and has never once considered the needs or wants of anyone but herself. She is as dumb as a box of rocks, and I still find it surprising that she has enough brain power to continue to breathe.\\
The next chick is completely the opposite. She might even be one of the smartest people on the planet. Her career opportunities are endless, and yet she is here with us. She is a zero on a scale of 1 to 10. I'm not sure she even showers, much less shaves her "womanly" parts. I think she might be a lesbian, because every time we drive by the hardware store, she moans like a cat in heat.\\
But the crown jewel has got to be the fucking stoner. And this guy is more than just your average pothead. In fact, he is baked before he comes to work, during work, and I'm sure after work. He probably hasn't been sober anytime in the last ten years, and he's only 22. He dresses like a beatnik throwback from the 1960's, and to make things worse, he brings his big fucking dog to work. Every fucking day I have to look at this huge Great Dane walk around half-stoned from the second-hand smoke. Hell, sometimes I even think it's trying to talk with its constant bellowing. Also, both of them are constantly hungry, requiring multiple stops to UsefulNotes/McDonalds and Burger King, every single fucking day.\\
Anyway, I drive these fucktards around in my van, [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo solving mysteries and shit.]]
* This happens occasionally on ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', notably in the episode "Go Team Go" when Shego teams up with Kim and her estranged family to defeat Aviarius.
* Slade teamed up with the WesternAnimation/TeenTitans to save Raven and the world in the "The End" episode arc. Slade and the Titans still absolutely hated each other's guts, but managed to cooperate for some time. (Craziest part? Slade was a least ''trying'' to be polite about it, Robin was not.)
* This happens a lot in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', the ISIS employees tend to get into petty fights on a daily basis. Whenever Archer and Lana are on mission together, Archer tends do stupid things that mess up their mission. Things get worse when the rest of ISIS take part in a mission, at least one of them will slip up, or were the cause of why their mission is compromised.
* Happens frequently between Dudley Puppy and Kitty Katswell on ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy''; they are a dog and a cat, after all.
* Sideswipe and Strongarm in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', Sideswipe's rebellious attitude clashes with Strongarm's ByTheBookCop tendencies.
* The Season 2 opener of ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' ends with Force Works dissolving as Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Century decide to quit after Tony fakes his death and War Machine and the Julia Carpenter Spider-Woman deciding to stay. While Spider-Woman, Century, and Scarlet Witch don't hold anything against the others, War Machine and Hawkeye do have mutual contempt for the other side, with the latter making being an ass to Rhodey and Julia for staying with Tony and Rhodey likewise being hostile towards Clint and even making a snide remark about Wanda about their leaving after she and Clint return.
* The ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Robomechabotatron" involves Wander attempting to convince Sylvia and their enemies Lord Hater and Commander Peepers to stop squabbling over the titular HumongousMecha, which, after all, can only be controlled by four people at once. He finally gets them to successfully mobilize, [[spoiler:[[{{Anticlimax}} only to stop the whole operation dead]] after [[ActualPacifist realizing that the others intend to fight]] the BigBad]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'':
** In Jack in the Scotsman's relationship starts out this way, with them (despite Jack's best efforts) getting into a prolonged fight almost immediately after meeting each other and only end of (reluctantly) working together, because a group of bounty hunter [[ChainedHeat handcuffed them together]]. Though after they get themselves out of that predicament, they have grown to respect each other as warriors, with the Scotsman even becoming Jack's only real recurring ally for the first four seasons, with them still occasionally butting-heads, but more as a friendly rivalry, than genuine displeasure with the other.
** There's also a villainous example with Josephine and Ezekiel Clench, a pair of formerly married bounty hunters, who reluctantly put their differences aside to capture Jack, but spend just as much time bickering with each other. [[spoiler: They actually ''do'' manage to capture Jack, but Josephine lets her greed get the better of her and betrays her former husband, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain giving Jack the opportunity to free himself]].]]
** Jack was also forced to do this with [[NoNameGiven The Labyrinth Thief]], despite both of them wanting the MacGuffin for themselves, but having to work together to survive the labyrinth's MechaMook guardians and other hazards. [[spoiler: Predictably, they end up [[NiceJobBreakingItHero destroying said item, after they start fighting over]] and Jack leaves him, without another word.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "the Ricks must be Crazy," Rick and Morty encounter Zeep, an inhabitant of the micro-verse Rick created to power his car. When Rick demands to know why the micro-verse isn't generating electricity anymore, Zeep reveals that he created a mini-verse to power his world, where they discover that an inhabitant of the mini-verse intends to do the same thing in a teeny-verse he's just created. [[YearInsideHourOutside After being stranded for months]] inside the teeny-universe, [[InsufferableGenius Zeep and Rick spent that time arguing over who's smarter.]] When Morty shows up leading [[HollywoodNatives the Tree-People,]] he tells Zeep and Rick to work together and fix the machine that will transport them home, just as they are going to explain why they can't work with someone whose intelligence they consider inferior, Morty sics the Tree People on them. Sometime later, they fix the machine, they exit the teeny-verse, and their rivalry resumes.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Great Britain and the United States allying with the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany. UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill famously said "If Hitler invaded Hell, I would at least make a favourable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons."
** And even for the Western Allies. Despite being on the same side, American UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton and British UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery did not get along at all.
*** Monty himself wasn't very popular with the British higher-ups and even among his fellow officers as well, partly for being an InsufferableGenius after victories and occasionally being arrogant.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-Nation_Alliance The Eight-Nation Alliance]], a bunch of European powers along with Russia, the US and Japan quelling the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.
* In 1936, after almost a decade of civil war between their respective Nationalist and Communist parties, ChiangKaiShek and MaoZedong agreed to put their differences aside (for the time being) and work together to beat back the Japanese. [[http://cdn.nybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/spence_1-102209.jpg Photos of the two together]] suggest a rather strained relationship indeed.
* Conversely, UsefulNotes/SouthKorea and UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} have a shared interest in keeping UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, UsefulNotes/{{China}}, and UsefulNotes/NorthKorea at bay, despite some major disagreements.
** China and both the Koreas are working together to build better relations while purposely excluding Japan. This may be because, although the relationship between China and the Koreas have been strained, they are still much better than any of their relations with Japan. Though recently this has been shifting to South Korea and Japan's relations warming due to the North's recent aggression due to the latter supporting the South while China is mostly silent.
* In the UsefulNotes/WarOnTerror, the USA and NATO cooperate with nations like Pakistan and Afghanistan in order to combat terrorist groups like Al Qaeda; these nations have been accused of harboring terrorists, and they don't like the western nations themselves.
* One of the many reasons the [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars Peninsular War]] was such a disaster from the French was that the Marshals [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]] sent there, expecting them to take care of everything while he conquered the rest of Europe, hated each others' guts for the most part and could not cooperate. Michel Ney and Jean de Dieu Soult had to sign a full-blown convention to ensure that there would be no back-stabbing on either side when they pursued John Moore's troops in 1809, and that was only the beginning.
** In fact, when Auguste Marmont - freshly transferred from the government of the Illyrian Provinces - took over command of the Army of Portugal in 1811 and tried to help Soult lift the siege on Badajoz and Ciudad Rodrigo despite having received no specific instructions to do so, it came as a huge surprise for everyone.

* The page image is Creator/WernerHerzog and Creator/KlausKinski, who made ''Aguirre: The Wrath of God'' and according to rumors wanted to murder each other during the production. They made four more films together.
* This is a not uncommon feeling among some members of the military, when they are instructed to pose with celebrities or politicians who are eager to show that they "support the troops." The "support" usually consists of smiling next to the service members while photos are snapped, then leaving as soon as possible, completely ignorant of the problems that our service personnel face. An excellent example of this was the soldier who got so fed up with the whole business that when he was ordered to shake Hillary Clinton's hand for a campaign event, he crossed the fingers on his left hand and made certain it was clearly visible in the photo.
* General Leslie Groves was in charge of The Manhattan Project. His deputy Colonel Kenneth Nichols said he was "the biggest sonofabitch I've ever met in my life, but also one of the most capable ... I hated his guts and so did everyone else, but if I was to have to do my part all over again, I would select Groves as boss."
* [[UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur MacArthur]] and [[UsefulNotes/DwightEisenhower Eisenhower]] in 1930s. [=MacArthur=] was the chief of staff of the US Army, and later, the "chief military advisor" to the Philippines, which was yet a US dependency. Eisenhower was his loyal, lowly, overworked, and overlooked aide who was unhappy over the way his imperious boss treated him but was still a very efficient and capable underling. After World War 2, when both were five-star generals and big war heroes, neither had nice things to say about the other during this period, however.
** [=MacArthur=] as a rule didn't work and play well with others; he was a notorious influence peddler within the Army even in an era when that was commonplace. He cooperated with the Air Corps when necessary and the Navy only when forced to. When the US entered UsefulNotes/WorldWarII [=MacArthur=] demanded overall control of all Allied forces. FDR and Marshall saw otherwise and kept him in the Philippines.
* True even for the Apollo missions, apparently. One of the astronauts himself [[http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a15/a15.eva1prep.html admits]] that there were flight crews that "would make you say 'Don't put those three guys in the same room together'", but they were all so motivated to do the job that "it worked."
* Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, who comprised Music/BrooksAndDunn, reportedly had almost no interaction outside the studio or on tour — they even had separate tour buses, and their pre-show interaction was mostly limited to having a shot of whiskey together before each show. One of them even told ''Country Weekly'' that the impetus behind their 2011 breakup was that they just felt like they had been together for too long.
* Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' don't interact much with each other outside of the show. Adam is frustrated by Jamie's fussiness and methodical approach and Jamie is irritated by Adam's showmanship, competitiveness, and occasionally sloppy work. They've got a healthy respect for each other, but they just do not get along on an interpersonal level.
* Similar to the above, Howard Cosell and "Dandy" Don Meredith of the classic ''Series/MondayNightFootball'' announce team. Cosell was openly disdainful of ex-player sportscasters like Meredith, who he considered unqualified meatheads[[note]]Though he had nothing for respect for his other co-host, Frank Gifford, also a former player[[/note]]. Meredith considered Cosell a fussy, pompous KnowNothingKnowItAll. They had little love for each other, but managed to use that mutual dislike to add a dynamic element to the MNF broadcast not seen before or since.
* On ''[[Series/BradyBunchSpinOffs The Brady Bunch Variety Hour]]''. Ann B. Davis (Alice) was less than thrilled to be working with Rip Taylor, whose raunchy routine contrasted with her religious views, and therefore shunned him outside of shooting scenes together, to the confusion of Taylor, who was a fan of hers beforehand. The fact that Taylor was playing Alice's CanonForeigner boyfriend probably did not help.
* Music/ThePolice were patron saints of this trope, being (as they themselves freely admitted) three men with very strong egos who had all been established musicians in their own right[[note]]Copeland had been a member of prog-rock icons Curved Air, Summers had been part of Zoot Money's Big Roll band and later Eric Burdon's Animals, and Sting had had a successful, if local career in a band known as Last Exit in England[[/note]] before forming into a band essentially by chance. They would fight over tracks to be included, with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers trying to get their compositions on albums dominated by Sting's songs (though, admittedly, they did concede Sting was the strongest songwriter of the trio). This included the Grammy-winning instrumental, the Copeland/Summers-written "Behind My Camel" from ''Zenyatta Mondatta''. Sting refused to play at all on the track, and even buried his copy of the master in his garden. By the end of the band's main run in 1986, they were barely speaking to each other, and their last recording sessions were fatally marred by a vicious fight between Sting and Stewart Copeland over, of all things, which drum machine to use on their re-recording of "Don't Stand So Close To Me".[[note]]Copeland would later note that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the fight could have been softened had he not broken his shoulder playing polo]], thereby allowing the trio to have defused tensions with a jam session. Though, in fairness, Sting's status as TheFace eclipsing Copeland and Andy Summers had become a massive source of friction in the band.[[/note]]
%%* The Republican leadership in the US Congress first tried being friendly with Creator/DonaldTrump but it quickly devolved into traditional Republicans gritting their teeth and going along the president despite his continuous impulsive outbursts and outright hostility towards his own party. It's become well-known that Senate Republican Leader Mitch [=McConnell=] will stay stonily silent during phone calls as he tries to control his own temper as Trump meanders from topic to topic (usually about news stories that put himself in a good light) but [=McConnell=] and other senior Republicans work hard to put on a unified front out of fear of splintering their party and losing their legislative majority.