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->''"How do my foes keep finding each other?"''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''

If a {{Superhero}} has a RoguesGallery, it's an obvious plot for the villains to team up. A Villain Team Up is almost always for the sole purpose of ganging up on a hero or hero team and finishing them off ''once[[DramaticPause ...]] and for all!!!'' Villains will almost never team up to rob a bank together, or commit any other crime together. Usually this is because the typical RoguesGallery has villains with nothing in common at all, other than hating the hero.

This is also why they lose; unlike the heroic team they fight, the villains never trust each other. One of them ''will'' {{betray|alTropes}} the rest of the group. Usually after they've captured the heroes, thus letting the heroes escape. Some heroes can even cause a "solid" Villain Team Up to implode with FlawExploitation. Other times, one of the villains has planned the whole team-up as a trap from the start. Cue AnAesop about ThePowerOfFriendship. This is one of few situations where [[StatusQuoIsGod maintaining the Status Quo]] is well {{justified|Trope}}.

A variant is that instead of ganging up, they make the heroes RunTheGauntlet. If they get on reasonably well, they'll [[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration compliment each other on their evilness]]. If conditions are right, they may become a BigBadDuumvirate. While this is usually a one-shot team up, a LegionOfDoom is a recurring team of villains and are a major opposition together. Can easily lead to a JokerJury situation. When done badly can lead to instant VillainDecay, as the hero trashes six people who each used to be a threat to them on their own. This trope is the opposite of EvilVersusEvil. When a villain teams up with the hero, that's EnemyMine.

Compare EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily and LegionOfDoom. Contrast SuperTeam.


* VillainTeamUp/ComicBooks
* VillainTeamUp/WesternAnimation


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': [[BigBad Yhwach]] made a point about visiting the last major villain, Aizen, in his prison cell to offer him to join his army. Aizen refused, presumably because his [[AGodAmI delusions of godhood]] left him too proud to become anyone's henchman, even if the person making the offer was capable of one-shotting an enemy that Aizen wasn't willing to approach without major preparations.
* In the ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' versus ''Manga/GetterRobo'' {{Crossover}}, the demons team up with the Dinosaur Empire.
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' Cell, Frieza, and his QuirkyMinibossSquad teamed up to [[HellHasNewManagement take over Hell]]. They got along surprisingly well.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' practically everyone the protagonists had ever killed teamed up in Hell to try to get revenge, though most of them were just used as distractions until Dr. Myuu and Dr. Gero could create Super Android 17.
* In the episode of ''Manga/InuYasha'' entitled 'Naraku and Sesshomaru Join Forces'...Take a wild guess.
* In the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' versus ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' feature, Dr. Hell and the demons collaborate to take down Kouji Kabuto and Devilman. It may be subverted, since Hell used a mind-control device to enslave the demons, and he was mainly interested on taking down Mazinger Z (he only sent some demons and Mechanical Beasts against Devilman because the demons warned him he would interfere).
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Malik/Marik]] and Yami Bakura from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' Battle City arc.
* In the ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' anime, Alcyone proposes this with Ascot (they're both minions of the BigBad, but they work independently). He follows her lead in good faith, but she tricks him into giving one of his beloved creatures a DeadlyUpgrade and then freezes him solid when he gets upset, laughing over his gullibility.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Kabuto and [[spoiler:Tobi]] end up doing this are doing this.
** Kabuto takes it a step further with his [[spoiler:mass resurrection jutsu of every big name character to ever die in the series, forcing them to work together against the protagonists]]. They are mostly villains, but they also include some heroes.
* The final arc of ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' saw a Villain Team Up of BigBad [[spoiler: Maverick]] and villain from one of the earlier episodes, [[spoiler: Doctor Rotwang]]. They got along very well, despite that one of them was [[FantasticRacism NEXT-hater]] and the other was secretly a NEXT himself [[spoiler: until they were at the verge of DisneyVillainDeath, with Rotwang begging Maverick to save him, only for him to reveal he is a NEXT and kick him in the face]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' fanfic ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', Franchise/WonderWoman's enemy Badra and three Kryptonian criminals – Mala, Kizo and U-Ban — join forces to destroy the Amazons, Power Girl and then Earth.
-->"My name is Badra," she said to them, through Mars's alien gases. "I believe you are Mala, Kizo, and U-Ban, of Krypton. We have enemies in common. Let us talk."
* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6048380/1/The_Hellbound_Hearts The Hellbound Hearts]]'' consists of several Disney villains forming a loose companionship to get revenge on their enemies, and eventually take over the world. Then there's another group that wants to take advantage of the war to take over the world. And Frollo... he's just... there.
* In the first story arc of ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', Mordru bullies Satan Girl, the Legion of Super-Villains and more into serving him. And at the beginning of the second arc, Brainiac and Lex Luthor are putting together an army of villains:
-->"Our foe, the Anti-Monitor, has fled or has died. Not even I can detect his presence, either in our universe, or in his. My calculations must be true. The Crisis he created is over. But great unsettlement remains. We all crave power, for various reasons. Now is the time to strike. Not even the heroes of the five remaining Earths can withstand our combined power."\\
Not all of those who listened to Brainiac nodded, but most knew the truth of that. Super-villains outnumbered super-heroes by a factor no one had yet calculated. If they all struck at once, in coordinated effort, little could be beyond their grasp. Better yet, within their grasp might be the lives of those heroes who had opposed them, defeated them, imprisoned them.
* ''FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker: The New Dreams'' plays this trope with an unusual spin. Instead of any of Sleepwalker's enemies teaming up, it's ComicBook/SpiderMan's enemies that reunite as the Sinister Six to carry out Doctor Octopus's latest diabolical scheme. Sleepwalker and several other heroes are hastily recruited by the web-slinger into an impromptu team to even the odds.
** A very similar story happened in the ''Revenge of the Sinister Six" storyarc in which Spidey enlists the aid of Sleepwalker and other heroes in order to fight Doc Ock and the SS.
* ''FanFic/ADarkKnightOverSinCity'' has various Franchise/{{Batman}} villains teaming up with ''ComicBook/SinCity'' villains.
* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'':
** Red Eye and the Goddess, though both are plotting behind each other's back.
** Subverted example: the Enclave tries to form one with [[spoiler:the Goddess. Since she has just a few minutes before been killed by a megaspell when they make the offer, the Enclave has incredibly bad timing]].
* ''FanFic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'': the story's definite BigBad, [[TheChessmaster Checker]] [[TheSociopath Monarch]], employs the Diamond Dogs to help her ruin [[spoiler: her sister]] Trixie's life. It's worth noting that the Dogs don't care about this goal, and they have no real agenda of their own either -- they're [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Only In It For The Gems]]. [[spoiler: Which is what allows Rarity to buy them off during the climax. Well, that, and the fact they find out that Checker was planning on double crossing them anyway.]]
* PlayedWith in the ''FanFic/CalvinAtCamp'' episode "A Stalkers Life"--multiple villains appear to attack the kids, yet they do nothing but trip each other up.
* ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'':
** In ''Strength in Numbers'', Desiree recruits several of Danny's other ghostly enemies in order to finally beat him.
** In ''Bad Breakup'', an even larger number of ghosts team up to break up Danny and Sam, due to the latter's new powers making them [[BattleCouple too tough to take on together]].
** In ''Paired Together'', after Skulker and Technus accidentally get fused together, they decide to make the situation work to their advantage [[spoiler: until Technus double crosses Skulker]].
** In ''What She Wants'', Sydney Pointdexter decides to help Desiree overcome her AchillesHeel of needing to grant ''all'' wishes she hears [[spoiler: because he's fallen in love with her]].
** In ''Ancient History'', Hotep-Ra manipulates [[EnemyWithout Ghost Tucker]] into an alliance against the heroes.
* ''FanFic/EarthAndSky'': After Chrysalis [[spoiler: replaces Diamond Tiara, her husband]] Prince Blueblood discovers it, and takes advantage of the situation to strike a deal -- he'll stay quiet about what he knows, in exchange for Chrysalis using her new position to [[spoiler: help him gain power of attorney over his wife's fortune]]. However, the deal ends up falling through when [[spoiler: Chrysalis exposes herself to avoid getting arrested for the real Diamond Tiara's crimes only to get arrested anyway, at which point Blueblood throws her under the bus to protect his own hide]].
* ''FanFic/BurningBlack'': Remy has coerced both Crocker and Dr. Bender into working for him, and at the same time is in a secret alliance with [[spoiler: the Pixies]], which even the other villains are unaware of.
* ''Fanfic/OliviaGoesWest'': After Cat R. Waul from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West'' rescues Ratigan from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' from falling to his death from Big Ben, Waul takes Professor Ratigan to America in a scheme to run him for president and take over the country.
* ''Fanfic/{{XSGCOM}}'': Near the end of the first story, [[OmnicidalManiac Anubis]] and [[EvilutionaryBiologist Loki]] strike a resource-sharing alliance against Earth and the System Lords.
* The Pooh's Adventures series pulls this off tons of times. The villain of the movie Pooh is going through will almost always have back up from another villain, sometimes a villain working for a BiggerBad. And then there are times when an entire LegionOfDoom teams up with a villain, or have them join their ranks.
* ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn'':
** Nightmare Moon and Titan's henchmen team up in order to take over Equestria.
** A smaller-scale example occurs in Episode 16 of ''My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic III'', where Raven and Harkin team up.
* ''FanFic/JusticeLeagueOfEquestria'':
** During the second arc of ''Mare of Steel'', [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Alexander Silversmith]] and ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} ally against Supermare. This alliance technically includes [[GeneralRipper Steel Wing]] as well, but it's clear from the beginning that he's just Brainiac's UnwittingPawn [[spoiler: and he gets [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness thrown under the bus once he's no longer needed.]]]]
** While ''The Princess of Themyscria'' does not itself have villains teaming up, one of its {{Sequel Hook}}s suggests a future alliance between [[GodOfEvil Ares]] and [[WickedWitch Circe]], when the two meet after [[spoiler: Diana defeats Ares and traps him in Tartarus, where Circe is already a prisoner]].
* ''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'': Chrysalis frees Sombra from his [[SealedEvilInACan imprisonment]] in order to help her take over the Crystal Empire (and by extension, all of Tarandus) as part of her larger plan for a full-scale invasion of Equestria. She keeps him on a short leash, however, which makes him plot against her even more than he probably already would be anyway.
* ''FanFic/ShadowsAwakening'':
** [[EvilSorcerer Daolon Wong]] and [[OurGhostsAreDifferent The Phantom/Kyosuke]] ally fairly early on in the story, with The Phantom making it perfectly clear that he's only using Wong to further his own agenda. And then it turns out that [[EnemyWithin The Queen]] and [[SealedEvilInACan Tarakudo]] are operating under a similar setup.
** Near the end of the story, [[spoiler:it turns out that the Queen and Kyosuke cut a deal behind their partners' backs; on condition of Wong's failure and the Queen proving herself a more worthy ruler of the Shadowkhan, Kyosuke will pledge loyalty to her. This is exactly what comes to pass.]]
* ''FanFic/DaveStdiderPokemonTraner'': [[GoldFishPoopGang Team Bad]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Elite Four Boss]] have teamed up on several occasions in order to accomplish absolutely nothing, because they all really suck.
* In ''FanFic/MegaManReawakened'', Dr. Wily is allied with Glyde and his Birdbots.
* ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'':
** [[EvilSorcerer Hago]] and [[EvilUncle Scar]], the two main villains of Series One, team up in ''King's Ransom'' to eliminate Simba and Nala and take over the Pride Lands. However, when this plan fails, they blame each other and go their separate ways... until ''Army of Evil'', where Hago convinces Scar to team up again, leading to the successful conquest of the Pride Lands. This lasts until the following story, ''Friends to the End'', where [[spoiler: Scar goes [[AxCrazy insane]], causing Hago to [[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork kill him]]]].
** ''Rebirth'' sees [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Shocker]], [[PsychoForHire the Interceptor]], and [[BigBadWannabe Froggy]] team up to resurrect [[spoiler: Scar]] and use him to destroy Simba and his friends. Even after this plan falls through and Froggy runs away, Shocker and the Interceptor stay in an increasingly-strained alliance for the rest of Series Four, which ends with [[spoiler: the Interceptor throwing Shocker into the lava destroying the Pride Lands in a ([[CompleteImmortality failed]]) attempt to kill him]].
** ''One Bad Night'' sees Froggy return and ally with Simba's EnemyWithin, the King of Dreams, in an attempt to trap Simba in the dream world and kill him. [[spoiler: As soon as he's [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer needed]], the King kills Froggy]].
* ''FanFic/WhenWorldsCollideMarioSonicAndMegaManCrossover'' has Bowser, Dr. Eggman, and Dr. Wily teaming up to take on their respective enemies.
* ''FanFic/TheEquestrianWindMage'':
** [[TheDragon Dethl]] and [[EvilOverlord Sombra]] ally at the end of Season One, with the former promising the latter [[HellHound aid]] in reclaiming the Crystal Empire, in exchange for agreeing to serve as the [[ReligionOfEvil Church of Majora's]] representative in Equestria.
** It is mentioned that [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Ghirahim]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Chancellor Cole]] are working with Dethl.
** When Ganondorf arrives in Season 2, [[VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks Grey Hoof]] is one of the beings he recruits to help enforce his rule.
** Majora intends to recruit Ahuizotl and his followers, in order to form a base core for the Church's presence in Equestria... and then to kill Ahuizotl himself [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when he's no longer necessary]]. [[spoiler: Ghirahim lets this slip, causing Ahuizotl to [[EnemyMine team up with Daring Do]] and flee.]]
** We later learn that [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleOfAges Veran]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleOfSeasons Onox]], and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds Yuga]] are also affiliated with Majora, and that Majora wishes to recruit [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends Grogar]] as an ally.
** Sombra recruits [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Sunset Shimmer]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E1TheCutieMapPart1 Starlight]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E2TheCutieMapPart2 Glimmer]] to the Church of Majora; the former with promises of finally [[AGodAmI becoming an alicorn]], the latter in order to spread her [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill twisted views on harmony]].
** After Grogar is recruited, he is used to recruit [[ManaDrain Tirek]] as well.
* In ''Fanfic/ShadowsOfGiants'', King Ghidorah gathers Gigan, Monster X, Destoroyah, [=SpaceGodzilla=], and Hedorah and convinces them to team up and get revenge against Godzilla.
* ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsMagicalGirls'':
** For most of the Magic Arc, there's a tenuous alliance between Sunset Shimmer and Chrysalis, who are each using the other to achieve their individual goals; this later expands to include Trixie, whom Sunset hires to aid in eliminating the Element Bearers. However, this alliance ultimately falls apart when [[spoiler: Sunset backstabs Chrysalis for her own ends; Trixie realizes that she'll be betrayed too, so betrays Sunset first.]]
** Halfway through the Loyalty Arc, [[spoiler: [[AdaptationalVillainy Flash Sentry]]]] sets out to recruit Trixie to aid his people in their own plans against the mahoushoujo.
* ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'': It's eventually revealed that [[EvilSorcerer Daolon Wong]] and [[DiabolicalMastermind Bartholomew Chang]] forged an alliance offscreen at some point between their respective [[VillainExitStageLeft escapes]] from the J-Team. And then they pretty much press-gang [[PaperMaster Kasahara/Origami]] into the alliance as well [[spoiler: after he's {{depower}}ed by the heroes]].
* In the Fanfic/ElementalChessTrilogy, it's [[TheReveal revealed]] in the third installment that [[spoiler:the villains of the first and second stories are working together.]]
* Happens a few times in the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series. In the first story, a handful of canon characters from [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} the show]] come together to make things difficult for the heroes. In the third story, the OriginalCharacter ArcVillain gets some support from an extremely minor character who appeared in one episode.
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'':
** A major plot point of the first book is [[MagnificentBastard Lucius Malfoy]] forging an alliance with [[NebulousEvilOrganization HYDRA]] and [[EvilSorcerer Gravemoss]].
** The first book's epilogue reveals that the resurrected Voldemort has allied with [[ComicBook/XMen Selene]].
** And in the sequel, [[spoiler: Sinister]] is revealed to be working with the Red Room.
** Also in the sequel, Voldemort concludes an additional alliance with [[VampireMonarch Dracula]]... who promptly pulls an EvilerThanThou on him.
* ''Fanfic/{{Empathy}}'': One of the ForWantOfANail-inspired differences in this universe is that [[Disney/BigHero6 Yokai]] is eventually revealed to be in a team-up with [[spoiler: [[Disney/{{Home}} Captain Smek]]]].
* One of the main plot points of ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'' is that Zim meets and allies with the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] Norlock, who offers aid in his conquest of Earth ([[ItAmusedMe mostly for his own amusement]]).
* The main antagonists of ''FanFic/IWarrior'' are a renegade faction of [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] who have allied with the enigmatic Sith Lord known as TheMaster [[spoiler: who's actually a clone of Anakin Solo]].
* ''FanFic/SonOfTheSevenKingdoms'':
** [[EvilPrince Viserys]] eventually allies with the [[ReligionOfEvil Mythic Dawn]].
** [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Clan Volkihar]] is revealed to be working with the [[ZombieApocalypse White Walkers]] [[spoiler: who are [[TheManBehindTheMan serving]] [[TheDreaded Alduin]]]].
* ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'': When Wong becomes TheStarscream to Phobos, not only does his [[VillainousFriendship buddy]] the Tracker join him in his plotting, but [[DragonWithAnAgenda Cedric]] strikes up an alliance as well.
* The ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/MiraculousKnight'', features the Joker, the Riddler, and Hawk Moth teaming up [[spoiler:with the Joker ending up as the last of the villains to deal with as the Riddler gets captured, and the Joker kills Hawk Moth to get Ladybug and Cat Noir's powers for himself.]]
* ''Fanfic/EarthsAlienHistory'' has a couple of examples:
** The [[ComicStrip/DanDare Mekon]] allies with the [[Franchise/StarTrek Romulans]] and [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato Gamilans]] in order to invade [[Franchise/MassEffect Citadel]] space.
** The [[ComicBook/TheFlash Reverse-Flash]] joins up with Franchise/FactionParadox in order to manipulate the timeline for their own ends. They also make temporary alliances with [[VideoGame/{{Turok}} the Primagen]] and the Reapers at various points for specific plans.
** The [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Decepticons]] and [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa]] team up, mostly due to both taking up residence on Earth's moon and not viewing each other as a threat because of their exclusive goals (the Decepticons want resources from Earth to help conquer Cybertron, Rita wants the Earth itself).
** Scorponok's [[RenegadeSplinterFaction rogue faction]] of Decepticons end up allying with the [[Literature/TheSagaOfSevenSuns Klikiss robots]] to make war against all organic life.
* ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse:'' By the end of the first series, four corrupt politicians have teamed up to try and get the Element Bearers under their hooves - [[BigBad Greengrass]], Archduke Fisher, Puissance, and [[BigBadWannabe Blueblood]]. And by the time we see them working together, Puissance has inadervtantly removed herself from the team-up being distracted by shiny new technology. Meanwhile, Greengrass and Fisher are already trying to get Blueblood out of the way.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin The Return Of Jafar}}'', Abis Mal accidentally becomes Jafar's master and is promised his third wish if they work together to kill Aladdin.
* DoubleSubverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler''. When the evil grand vizier Zigzag goes to join the BigBad, the Mighty One-eye (who has an entire army of monstrous one-eyed men at his command), One-eye is unimpressed and has Zigzag thrown to his alligators. However, with his charisma Zigzag is able to convince the alligators to spare his life and help him out of the alligator pit. This impresses the Mighty One-eye enough to let him join him.
* This more or less happens in Don Bluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina|1994}}'' when StalkerWithACrush {{Determinator}} Grundel blackmails slimy {{Jerkass}} Berkley Beetle to search for the title character.
* What might be the biggest villain team-up yet in film happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'' first with ComicBook/TheJoker and what is esentially the entire Batman's RoguesGallery, but then after [[spoiler:he escapes from the Phantom Zone he brings back; Film/KingKong, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], [[Literature/HarryPotter Lord Voldemort]], [[Series/DoctorWho the Daleks]], [[Film/{{Gremlins}} the Gremlins]], [[Film/TheMatrix Agent Smith]], [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys]], {{Medusa}}, [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981 the Kraken]], [[Film/JurassicPark the T. rex and Velociraptors]], [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Count Dracula]], Film/{{Jaws}}, [[Film/TheMummy1932 the Mummy]], [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Zod]], [[DemBones Skeletons]], and the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders'', as is based on the 60s series, has The Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin and Catwoman teaming up. They do [[spoiler:turn against Catwoman at some point]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The 1966 ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'' featured a team-up between Joker, Penguin, Riddler and Catwoman.
** Several of the TV episodes of that series featured team-ups between various villains, they did no better or worse than usual against Batman.
* ''Film/BatmanForever'' has Riddler and Two Face team up, while ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' has Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy team up (whether Bane is a villain or a henchman, you pick). In the latter's case Ivy is manipulating Freeze, which doesn't work out for well for her when he finds out. ''Film/BatmanReturns'' deconstructs this trope, showing Catwoman and the Penguin working together for all of five minutes before breaking it off.
* ''Film/BatmanBegins'' has the Scarecrow initially working with Falcone, and unwittingly working ''for'' Ra's Al Ghul. ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is borderline, as the Joker creates the second villain but never truly works with him; however, the Joker does initially work with the mob. In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Selina Kyle being blackmailed into providing ''some'' assistance to Bane is borderline given she becomes more of an {{Anti Hero}}ine later and [[spoiler:is the one who kills Bane at the end]]... but [[spoiler:Talia Al Ghul being [[TheManBehindTheMan the woman behind the man]]]] is a definite case.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO: Climax Deka'' features the Imagin Negataros forms an "evil syndicate", and to strengthen their numbers, he recruited [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Fangire]] into his cause. In turn, this necessitates the arrival of the Fangires' main enemy, ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'', to come to the aid of Den-O and his allies.
* {{Spiderman}}
** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' has a villain team up between Harry Osborn/The Goblin and Max Dillon/Electro. The alliance is shaky (since Dillon doesn't have any sentiment for Harry due to his background with Oscorp; Harry brokers the team-up by saying both of them were shafted by Oscorp) but Dillon's desire to strike back at Oscorp and Spider-Man is enough to get them working together. At the end, Harry [[spoiler:is working to compile a team of empowered individuals to eliminate Spider-Man, which heavily suggests he wants to form the Sinister Six.]]
** ''Film/SpiderMan3'' has a team up with Sandman and Venom, with New Goblin just sort of hanging around.
* ''Film/{{Superman II}}'' has Lex Luthor initiate a team up with the 3 Kryptonians, but ends up with the short end of the stick very quickly.
* SuperSentai crossover movies typically have the current villain group team up with the remnants of the previous villain group.
* ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' had Magneto convince Jean Grey in Phoenix form to work together; sadly, this was because [[spoiler:Jean didn't trust Charles Xavier and killed him while Magneto watched.]]

* ''Literature/{{Archvillain}}'': the Blue Freak teams up with Mad Mask in the second book. [[spoiler: Naturally, Mad Mask betrays him and he has to team up with Mighty Mike to stop him]].
* In Taylor Anderson's ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'', this is a fear of the [[TheAlliance Grand Alliance]] should their two enemies (the [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Japanese]]-aided [[LizardFolk Grik]] and the [[ReligionOfEvil Holy]] [[TheEmpire Dominion]]) find out about each other. While they admit that the thoroughly racist Doms wouldn't even consider allying with such vile creatures as the Grik, they wouldn't put it past Hisashi Kurokawa or the Celestial Mother to offer the Dominion a chance to join the Hunt. By the end of ''Storm Surge'', both of the enemies are aware of one another. The Doms intend to send an expedition across the Atlantic to see if the Grik can somehow be subverted to serve their "holy" purpose. Of course, the "Grand Alliance of all Allied powers united beneath (or beside) the Banner of the Trees" is the heroic version of this. Originally made up of the crew of the USS ''Walker'' and several Lemurian Homes, it now includes most of the known Lemurians, several more crossed-over crews, the Empire of New Britain Isles, and the Republic of Real People. Additionally, another potential new ally is found, the [[spoiler:United States]].
* In Lies, the third book of the ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series, [[spoiler: Caine and Zil team up to burn down Perdido Beach, which acts as a distraction to let Caine escape to the island.]]
* In ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'', the BigBad turns out to be a team of separate villains working together for a common goal and doing their best to off the heroes. There's [[spoiler:Tairinn, Veres' ex-girlfriend]] who was once (correctly) accused of practicing dark forms of necromancy, and Etvor, a psychopathic werewolf, as well as a rogue monster hunter and his former apprentice [[spoiler:who once tortured Shelena for hours, if not days, just for the sake of it.]]
* Two of the more colorful villains in the ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' series are Cricket and Carnie Kid. So, naturally they're the two who end up teaming up. [[TeethClenchedTeamwork Of course, it doesn't run smoothly...]]
* In the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, Villain Team Up is the idea behind the ''Literature/StarTrekTyphonPact'' series, though it's uncertain if the Typhon Pact is an enemy of the United Federation of Planets or not. Politically, everything is highly uncertain, following the formation of the Pact in ''Literature/ASingularDestiny''. While the Pact members were historically antagonistic, their outlook is changing, at least in some cases.
* The failure half of this occurs in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''[[Literature/DarthBane Darth Bane: Path of Destruction]]'' due to nature of the Sith's ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. Bane creates his rule of two to avoid this problem.
* The fourth ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' book see's the 'Revenger's Club' created, a group of various nefarious figures from the previous books who have tentatively teamed up under the BigBad who's promised them each their personal vengeance on the protagonists. [[spoiler: [[EnemyCivilWar It doesn't last very long.]]]]
* The ''Omen Of The Stars'' [[MythArc arc]] of ''Literature/WarriorCats'' features [[spoiler: all the villains who were killed off except Scourge and Bone teaming up to destroy the clans.]]
* In ''The Warlord of Mars'', third book of the ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' series, Matai Shang (a previously-offscreen but often mentioned [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]]), Thurid (a minor villain from the previous book) and Salensus Oll (a newly-introduced EvilOverlord) pull off one of these, [[spoiler:which ends up falling apart messily, since all three hate each others' guts and have only temporarily-related goals]]. Rounding out the partnership is Matai Shang's daughter [[DaddysLittleVillain Phaidor]], though she's genuinely loyal to her dad and is mostly along for the ride rather than a co-conspirator.
* In ''Literature/TwilightSparkleAndTheCrystalHeartSpell'', Trixie and Gilda have become partners in crime since we last saw them, though for the moment they're just pulling pranks, conning crystal ponies, and giving Twilight bad advice.
* Creator/JRRTolkien
** ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': [[DarkLord Morgoth]] convinces [[SpidersAreScary Ungoliant]] (the GiantSpider of unknown origin) to team-up for the destruction of the Two Trees that gave light to Arda, in exchange for giving her anyything she wanted in return. Ungoliant succeed, drinking the light out of the Trees and killing them, submerging the entire Arda in darkness. Later, Ungoliant request all of Morgoth’s treasures including the Simlarils and he refuses, causing the battle between the two.
** ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': [[TheDragon Saruman]] manage to bring the Southern Men and the Pirates into an alliance serving Sauron. Notice that unlike the Orcs and Trolls, the Southern Men and Pirates are by no mean bound to Sauron's magic and influence and were already a treat on their own.
* In ''Literature/{{Shipbreaker}}'' Nailer's ArchnemesisDad, Richard Lopez, and Nita's EvilUncle Pyce come to some sort of agreement offscreen that sees Richard joining the crew of Pyce's ship, the ''Pole Star''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Wolfram and Hart were prone to this. In the first season, they enlisted Faith. In the second, they brought back Darla and then had Drusilla vamp her (it went badly for them). They also attempted to ally with or control Holtz and the Beast, unsuccessfully.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** In "The Yoko Factor", Adam recruits Spike to help tear the Scooby Gang apart.
** Spike promises Xander and Giles a team-up with Faith after she awakes from her coma, but it doesn't pan out.
** There's one between Faith and Mayor Wilkins that lasts for about half of S3.
** On a larger scale, one of Adam's goals in S4 is to unite vampires and demons.
* ''Series/BurnNotice'': In the episode "Dead" Larry Sizemore and Tyler Brennen, two of Michael Westen's worst enemies, team up. Their partnership lasted just half the episode, since Larry [[spoiler:never intended to work with Brennen long-term and simply stabs him in the chest, killing him.]]
* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'': Tripaseca, Cuajináis, Chory and La Minina all team-up in episode ''¡No seas torpe, Chapulín!'' trying to trick the heroe into using his [[ShrinkRay chiquitolina pills]] and crush him. Thankfully TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin.
* ''Series/{{Defiance}}'': Near the end of the first season, [[TheDon Datak]] allies with the corrupt Earth Republic (represented by Colonel Marsh) in order to [[spoiler:discredit Nolan and Amanda]] and help Datak win the mayoral election. In exchange, the plan is that Datak will help the E-Rep gain control of Rafe's mines (with Datak getting a sizable chunk of the profits). [[spoiler:Then, in the season finale, it turns out Marsh was just using Datak to take over the town and get to the ancient Votan ship buried underneath it. When Datak realizes this, he kills Marsh in a rage.]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The last few scenes of "Frontier In Space" reveal that the Master has, for the whole story, been acting as a PsychoForHire for the Daleks.
** The episode "Doomsday" makes this a SubvertedTrope; the Cybermen offer the Daleks an alliance. The Daleks instinctively refuse. The rest of the episode involves the Daleks and the Cybermen kicking the snot out of each other, with the Doctor and the humans trapped in the middle.
** A comic strip from the 1990s parodies this, with an omnipotent superbeing uniting all the Doctor's enemies together as one super-army, and then siccing them on all (then) eight Doctors. The Doctors point out the obvious flaw in the logic of bad guys all of whom they'd already defeated uniting to try and defeat them again... and then go on to defeat them all again.
** Part of the plot of "Mark of the Rani", wherein [[MagnificentBastard the Master]] and [[EmperorScientist the Rani]] team up against the Sixth Doctor, though it's not really a mutual agreement. The Master [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord blackmails]] and [[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration bribes]] the Rani into cooperating with him, and when he eventually botches the entire plan due to his [[FoeYay obsession with the Doctor]], the Rani [[GroinAttack registers]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome her displeasure]].
** In "The Pandorica Opens" almost all of the Doctor's enemies we've ever heard of and more descend on Earth in 102A.D. to witness the title event. [[spoiler:Turns out that, while the Doctor knew the Pandorica was a prison of some sort he had assumed it was already occupied by someone. Really what happened was that all of his foes came together to trap the Doctor in the Pandorica in order to prevent the destruction of the universe at his hands.]]
** The end of "Dark Water" reveals that Missy had been working with the Cybermen all along. Except that Missy [[spoiler:[[GenderBender is really]] ''the Master''.]]
* As expected, this happens in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. First, there are the Rogues (Leonard "Captain Cold" Snart, Mick "Heat Wave" Rory, and Lisa "Golden Glider" Snart). Then there are the two Tricksters. And later we have Mark "Weather Wizard" Mardon breaking the older Trickster and Cold out of jail in an attempt to team up against the Flash. Cold ends up walking away and even warning Barry, as Barry has saved his sister a few episodes earlier (plus, it's Christmas). The Trickster and Mardon, however, do nearly succeed in killing Barry ([[spoiler:the Trickster gives out a hundred remote-controlled bombs as gifts to little kids, and Mardon forces Barry to stand there and let himself be killed in exchange for not blowing up the bombs]]). There are also the Reverse-Flash and Gorilla Grodd, although, in a weird way, it's more of a father-son relationship.
* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' does this frequently. Examples include Penguin and the Riddler; the Riddler, Tabitha Galavan, and Barbara Kean; Penguin and Ivy; and Jerome, Scarecrow, and Mad Hatter.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Season Three is about [[spoiler: every villain still alive being united to serve Arthur Petrelli.]]
* The ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' two-parter, "Unholy Alliance", in which James Horton and Xavier St. Cloud team up.
* The Ecoloco from ''Series/OdiseaBurbujas'' teams up with Peter Punk and Socapa, respectively, in different episodes.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'': There was the United Alliance of Evil, a group formed by Dark Spectre and comprised of the villains from the first five seasons, namely Lord Zedd, Rita Repulsa, the Machine Empire and Divatox.
** In ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', when [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Lothor]] returned, he briefly teamed up with Mesogog. After the Rangers foiled their plan, Mesogog ended the alliance and the two villains [[EvilVersusEvil fought each other]]. Mesogog won.
** In ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', when Emperor Grumm went back in time, he teamed up with [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Zeltrax]].
** With four villain factions in ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'', it was unavoidable there'd be some occasional team ups but the most memorable was when Thrax, the son of [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd]], temporarily united all of them against the Power Rangers. The villains made it quite clear they'd only be united against the Rangers and, after the heroes were permanently dealt with, the factions would war among themselves again. Well, it was said at the top of the page the villains usually only team up to destroy the heroes. That alliance ended when Thrax was destroyed.
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Monroe and Randall Flynn ally in the second half of the season, starting at the end of [[Recap/RevolutionS1E11TheStand episode 11]].
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': There have been a few villain team-ups. Firstly, in season 3, three of the meteor freaks Clark Kent had taken down teamed up to steal his powers and escape. There have also been team-ups between Brainiac and Bizarro, Lex and Toyman, and recently several Superman villains from the comics were teamed up by [=LuthorCorp=] to become Smallville's version of the Injustice Gang.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': The Cardassians and the Dominion form an alliance in the last few seasons, which eventually expands to include the Breen.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Crowley manages to temporarily team up with [[ArchangelRaphael Raphael]] in the sixth season finale after [[spoiler:his previous deal with Castiel fell apart]], but that lasted all of ten minutes before [[spoiler:Cas OutGambitted them both, killed Raph, and sent Crowley on the run]].
** Both Crowley and the Alpha Vampire attempt to pull one with Dick Roman in the following season (Crowley even bakes [[ToServeMan gluten-free baby uvula muffins]] for the occasion!), but both get shot down.
** Seasons before any of them, "Fresh Blood" had a team-up between the show's at-the-time-only-two recurring human villains, Bela Talbot and Gordon Walker.
* ''TV Colosso'': There was a sketch named "As Aventuras do Super Cão" (The Adventures of Super Dog. Not ''that'' [[ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog superdog]]). In one episode, the villains teamed up and the eponymous hero wasn't worried. The villains argued about who had the idea one of them was presenting.

[[folder:Marvel Cinematic Universe]]
* All of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse films feature this:
** ''Film/IronMan'' featured the Ten Rings terrorist group teaming up with [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger]].
** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' had General Ross and Emil Blonsky, before [[spoiler:Blonsky teamed up with Samuel Stern/The Leader to turn into The Abomination, forcing Ross to [[EnemyMine team up with the heroes]] to beat him]].
** ''Film/IronMan2'' had Whiplash team up with Justin Hammer, although their alliance was short-lived.
** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' gets twisty. Loki manages to convince Laufey of Jotunheim that they're working towards the same end [[spoiler:but winds up betraying him so he can justify an attack against Jotunheim]].
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' had the ComicBook/RedSkull and Arnim Zola.
** ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]'' had Loki and the Chitauri soldiers, later revealed to be an army controlled by [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Thanos}}]].
** ''Film/IronMan3'' had The Mandarin and [[spoiler:Aldrich Killian]], along with [[TheDragon Coldblood]].
** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' featured Malekith the Accursed and Algrim, who becomes Kurse.
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' had the eponymous Winter Soldier, [[TheDragon Crossbones]] and [[spoiler:a computerized Arnim Zola]] all working for [[spoiler:Alexander Pierce and HYDRA]]. Batroc the Leaper appears to be working with them as well, [[spoiler:though he ends up being just a RedHerring.]]
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' had Ronan the Accuser allying with Nebula, who's acting as an emissary of [[BiggerBad Thanos]]. [[spoiler:And then they both turn on him once getting the Infinity Stone.]]
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' had Ultron team up with [[spoiler:Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, who work with him under the impression that he can help them get revenge on Tony Stark.]] They [[HeelFaceTurn defect to the heroes' side]] once they find out what Ultron's ultimate goal is.
** ''Film/AntMan'' comes the closest to averting this, but near the end it's revealed that Darren Cross has been knowingly associating with [[spoiler:undercover members of HYDRA]] and is preparing to sell them the Yellowjacket and Ant-Man suits.
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' inverts this: the most teaming up that the main antagonist Helmut Zemo does is through coercion with mostly unwilling partners. The main team-ups are done by the opposing groups of heroes, and which side is the more antagonistic one is left up to the viewer.
** ''[[Film/DoctorStrange2016 Doctor Strange]]'' featured the sorcerer Kaecilius and his zealots attempting to contact the cosmic being Dormammu in order for him to bring about the engulfment of earth into the Dark Dimension.
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' had Nebula team up with a group of rogue Ravagers to overthrow Yondu, and said Ravagers also have dealings with Ayesha of the Sovereigns to help her get revenge on the Guardians. None of them however team up with the film's main villain [[spoiler:Ego the Living Planet]], and [[spoiler:Nebula]] teams up with the Guardians to help take [[spoiler:him]] down.
** ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' featured the Vulture employing the Tinkerer, Montana, and Shocker, and selling weapons to the Scorpion.
** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' had Hela team up with Skurge to take over Asgard, while on the planet Sakaar, Scrapper 142 [[spoiler:(who is later revealed to be Valkyrie)]] collects prisoners for the Grandmaster. Both underlings end up [[spoiler:rebelling and joining the heroes]]. Loki naturally switches sides a few times before ending the movie on [[spoiler:Thor's]] side. The movie also features an interesting variation on this trope: [[spoiler:to stop Hela, Loki unleashes Surtur to bring about Ragnarok on Asgard and destroy her, in a strange instance of one antagonist teaming up with another to intentionally help the heroes]].
** ''[[Film/BlackPanther2018 Black Panther]]'' had Killmonger teaming up with Klaue to steal some Vibranium and sell it on the black market. Though it later turns out that Killmonger was planning all along to betray Klaue, so that [[spoiler: he can present his corpse as a present to Wakanda, to buy his way into an audience with the elders]].
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' featured Thanos teaming up with the Black Order (referred to in-film as the "Children of Thanos") in order to retrieve the Infinity Stones. Subverted with Loki, who attempts to re-form his alliance with Thanos from the first ''Avengers'' film; [[spoiler: it ends up just being a ruse so he can get close enough to Thanos and stab him. Thanos ends up seeing through Loki's deception and kills him instead]].
* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E5AHenInTheWolfHouse "A Hen in the Wolf House"]], Cal teams up with Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} head Daniel Whitehall, noting that the two of them have a mutual enemy in Coulson. Their alliance lasts a few episodes, but ultimately [[spoiler: Cal may have his issues with Coulson, but he utterly hates Daniel Whitehall - the man who [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] Cal's wife to death and is ultimately responsible for Cal losing his daughter, [[Comicbook/DaisyJohnson Daisy]] - and is simply using Whitehall and HYDRA to get to his daughter, then plans to murder Whitehall the first chance he gets.]].
** Partway through Season 4, [[MadScientist Doctor Radcliffe]] and his [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot robot assistant]] AIDA go rogue from SHIELD and team up with the [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic Watchdogs]], led by Anton Ivanov/The Superior -- the Watchdogs get inside information to use against SHIELD and the Inhumans, while Radcliffe and AIDA get the resources needed to perfect the [[LotusEaterMachine Framework]]. [[spoiler: During the final arc of the season, AIDA [[TheStarscream betrays Radcliffe]] and turns Ivanov into a BrainInAJar controlling a [[MesACrowd series of robot bodies]] in order to aid her own plans for the Framework.]]

* The Paul [=McCartney=] song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDv3xt3W4H4 Magneto & Titanium Man]]" is about the titular Marvel comics supervillains teaming up to rob a bank, and dragging fellow supervillain Crimson Dynamo along for the ride.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* There have been '''MANY''' stables in wrestling history that were centered around a manager who was supposedly looking out for the financial interests of his wrestlers. While this was usually {{Kayfabe}}, "Precious" Paul Ellering, who assembled the original {{Legion of Doom}} in Georgia in the 1980s, which featured the TagTeam Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors, really ''was'' the team's legitimate business manager in RealLife.
* And sometimes, evil managers team up, such as Wrestling/JimCornette and Wrestling/MrFuji.
* Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen can be considered the TropeCodifier for professional wrestling. This particular group, known in wrestling as a "stable" or "faction," first formed with Wrestling/RicFlair, Ole Anderson, Wrestling/ArnAnderson and Tully Blanchard. Various incarnations lasted for 13 years; however, they have direct descendants running up to today's current wrestlers.
* The very unlikely pairing of [[Wrestling/JohnNord The Berserker]] and Papa Shango against the equally unlikely pairing of Wrestling/UltimateWarrior and Wrestling/TheUndertaker.
* Rival heel stables Wrestling/TheCorporation and The Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness put aside their differences and teamed up to take on their mutual enemies. Wrestling/VinceMcMahon was the [[BigBad Higher Power]] controlling both groups the entire time as part of his EvilPlan to get the title off of [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin "Stone Cold" Steve Austin]] though, so at the very least Vince, [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon Shane]], and Wrestling/TheUndertaker were in cahoots the entire time. The members of the Corporate Ministry still didn't get along very well though, especially Undertaker and Wrestling/TripleH, and the group disbanded right after the Austin vs Vince feud ended.
* The Four Horsemen and the Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom created the Alliance to End Hulkamania to finally get rid of [[InvincibleHero Boring Invincible Hero]] Wrestling/HulkHogan. It failed miserably.
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Wrestling/{{Kane}} would alternate between heels and faces during their time as a tag team: the Brothers of Destruction.
* La Nazi joined up with Los Boricuas (Comandante Pierroth and Rico Suave's group in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, not Savio Vegas in WWF or Puerto Rican IWA) out of shared contempt for Mexicans.
* Wrestling/MollyHolly tried this with her rival [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Victoria]], after Victoria made it to WWE's active roster to get rid of their mutual enemy, Trish Stratus. It didn't workout but she then forced one with Wrestling/GailKim by threatening to beat Gail up until she did what she said (and what Molly said, was, of course, get rid of Trish Stratus). Victoria would also intimidate Wrestling/{{Melina}} into joining her against Mickie James, but then turn on Melina for Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart.
* Wrestling/LayCool teamed up with Wrestling/BethPhoenix to rid WWE of Wrestling/MickieJames. However, Laycool then turned on Phoenix when recruited by Wrestling/VickieGuerrero, who happened to be dating Wrestling/DolphZiggler, creating a pseudo stable on Smackdown with Ziggler as TheOneGuy. The group even went on to have a match at Wrestlemania against the equally hodgepodge paring of Wrestling/TrishStratus, Wrestling/JohnMorrison and someone for Jersey Shore. [[SubvertedTrope They rejected]] Wrestling/AliciaFox though, when she tried to join them in their efforts against Melina.
* [[Wrestling/{{Fandango}} Johnny Curtis]] and Maxine on WWE NXT to kidnap Matt Striker.
* Wrestling/TheMiz and [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]], two heels in separate stories at the time, somehow found common ground and teamed up in September 2011. They were disqualified from a tag team title match at WWE Night of Champions when Miz attacked a referee. The next night on Raw, then-[[CorruptCorporateExecutive WWE COO]] Wrestling/TripleH, sick of their antics, "fired" them. In a reverse [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job BreakingItVillain]], this set off a chain of events where most of the WWE roster turned against Triple H, leading to Triple H's ouster as the on-screen authority figure. Miz and Truth returned to WWE TV in mid-October 2011.
* Wrestling/BobbyRoode frequently in Wrestling/{{TNA}}. He teamed up with Wrestling/AustinAries to get rid of Wrestling/JeffHardy. Well, really to win every single TNA Title belt but really, get rid of Hardy. Then he teamed with [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Bad]] [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Influence]] to protest Wrestling/KurtAngle being inducted into the TNA Hall Of Fame. Then he teamed hired Wrestling/AcesAndEights to get rid of Jeff Hardy, again.
* On Monday Night Raw [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Antonio Cesaro]], an American hating Swiss, teamed up with "The Real Americans", the immigrant hating Wrestling/JackSwagger and Zeb Colter. Anybody see an issue there?
* The Femme Fatales division of Canadian Northern Championship Wrestling had an evil International Champion in Wrestling/MercedesMartinez and USA based Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} had an evil champion in Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa. Teaming the two up must have seemed natural.
* Shigeo Okumura is normally against all things Mexican but with Mima Shimoda acting as his manager at the 2015 ''[[Wrestling/{{CMLL}} Fantastica]] [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling Mania]]'', he looked past that to team up with Mr. Niebla, Pólvora and Bárbaro Cavernario to avenge his draw against Ángel de Oro. It only took him four days to swear off his new Mexican allies, though Shimoda remained by his side.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This was the point of the Vengeance expansion for ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'', with Baron Blade uniting a team of minor villains to take out the Freedom Five. More minor villains turned up to join the team with Villains of the Multiverse.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' deals with an alliance of Batman's rogue gallery led by Scarecrow to deal with Batman once and for all. Specifically they all chipped in to pay the cost of the army, the mysterious Arkham Knight led it, [[spoiler:Deathstroke]] was the secondary commander, [[spoiler:Simon Stagg]] helped develop the Cloudburst, and the Penguin supplied weapons. Otherwise, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Penguin, Riddler, and Firefly all made a point to to cause as much chaos as possible in the hope of spreading Batman too thin. [[spoiler:Man-Bat, Professor Pyg, and Deacon Blackfire]] didn't seem to be involved and their operating on the same night may have just been a coincidence. The Riddler is also ''quite'' insistent that he isn't working with them. He just so happened to pick the same night. [[BlatantLies It's a total coincidence]].
** Supervillians outside of the normal Batman continuity also contributed. It's hinted that a lot of the financing of the $3 billion army came from ComicBook/LexLuthor. Luthor himself also leaves Bruce Wayne a voicemail all but demanding he sell the Waynetech applied science division to him for $1 billion.
* There are varying degrees of cooperation between the villains in ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', but the amount they can said to be working together is debatable:
** In ''Asylum'': While The Riddler is implied to be giving technical support to the Joker and Quinn, Sacrecrow and Zasz seem to have simply been released to make things difficult for Batman and aren't really working with he Joker. [[spoiler: Bane]] is an unwilling accomplice to Joker and [[spoiler:Croc tries to ''eat'' Scarecrow]] so they aren't working together. Joker also refuses to release Poison Ivy, and once Harley does anyway, both swear to kill each other after Batman has been dealt with.
** In ''City'', things get even more complex: Strange turns out to be working for [[spoiler:Ra's]], the Mad Hatter was manipulated into helping them control the TYGER guards ([[YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness and thrown into Arkham City once that was done]]), and they hire Deadshot to kill people with important information. The Joker is forcing Mister Freeze to work for him (who turns on him the moment he can), and has [[spoiler:Clayface]] as a willing accomplice. The Penguin has [[spoiler:Solomon Grundy]] as a secret weapon, but given its [[spoiler:Grundy]] the cooperation is probably minimal.
* Being a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover title, ''Videogame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' features one of these involving every main villain from the first ten games of the main series, and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Gabranth]], in direct opposition to the heroes from their respective games, and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Shantotto]].
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is not a straight example, since they teamed up to TakeOverTheWorld([=s=]) rather then to beat up the hero, but [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] teams up with [[Disney/PeterPan Captain Hook]], [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Oogie Boogie]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar]], [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]], [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]], and, later on, WesternAnimation/{{Pete}}, [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Barbossa]] and [[Disney/{{TheLionKing}} Scar]]. One of the few villain alliances that actually managed to keep itself united without any form of internal struggles or betrayals entering the picture (the same can't be said about [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Organization XIII]]).
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', the vigilante Archangel was such a royal pain in the ass that Omega's major mercenary groups put their differences aside [[OneManArmy to hunt just ONE guy.]]
* The story in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' revolves around Doctor Doom and [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]] leading a villain team up, which includes ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Super-Skrull]], [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Dormammu]] and ComicBook/{{MODOK}}. They also hired Taskmaster [[AllThereInTheManual according to the promotional comic]], but he seems to remain neutral to maximize his own personal gain.
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'':
** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'' has, well, the Deadly Alliance, consisting of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, who form an alliance to kill the two people who possess the biggest threats to them (Liu Kang and Shao Kahn) and conquer the realms using the lost army of the Dragon King.
** In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon''[='=]s Konquest mode, Shang Tsung, Quan Chi, Shao Kahn, and Onaga form an "alliance of traitors", as Onaga [[LampshadeHanging refers to it]].
* ''Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympics'' has [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] and [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. "Eggman" Robotnik]] scheme to melt all the snow in the world by capturing the Snow Spirits. They got at it again in the London 2012 sequel, this time creating an artificial [[OminousFog thick fog]] to ruin the London games.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'':
** The Subspace Emissary mode of ''Brawl'' starts out with one of these, involving [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganondorf]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser, Wario]], [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} King Dedede]], Master Hand, and with special guest appearances by [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Petey Pirahna]], [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Rayquaza]], [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Ridley]], and [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} Porky Minch]]. It quickly unravels though when Ganondorf [[HijackedByGanon attempts to backstab everyone]], Dedede [[GoodAllAlong turns out to be a good guy]], and then turns into a full-blown EnemyMine when the ''[[ManBehindTheMan real]]'' BigBad is revealed.
** There are some lesser versions in event matches and what not. The showdown of ''Melee'' has [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Giga Bowser]], [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganondorf]] and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mewtwo]] as a team vs whatever character you chose. ''Brawl'' has the Final Battle (Bowser, Ganondorf and Dedede team up), Two Trouble Kings (Bowser and King Dedede against Mario or Mario and Kirby), and the Final Battle for Two (two chararacters of player choice against Bowser, Ganondorf, King Dedede, Meta Knight, Wolf and Wario).
* ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' has [[spoiler:Dr. Eggman team up with his past self, Dr. Robotnik. ("Nobody calls me that anymore.")]]
* ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' subverts this by having Dr. Eggman "team up" with the Deadly Six by controlling them with a [[BrownNote pain-inducing horn]]. The alliance lasts until Sonic knocks the horn away and frees the Deadly Six from his control. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops!]]
* ''[[VideoGame/SonicBoom Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric]]'' has Dr. Eggman and Lyric team up ''very'' briefly, before Lyric decides [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness Eggman isn't very useful to him]]. [[spoiler:This ultimately bites Lyric in the bum ''hard'' because Eggman shows up for revenge just in time to soften him up before Sonic's final battle with him, as well as [[VillainousRescue take him down when Sonic's on the ropes.]]]]
* Because of [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover the nature of the game]], this happens in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' frequently and in nearly every game. Who teams up with who and for what reasons often vary, depending on the game. [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars1 The first game]] has the [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Principality of Zeon]], [[Anime/MazingerZ Doctor Hell]] and the [[Manga/GetterRobo Dinosaur Empire]] being mind controlled by ancient evil mecha. [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars2 The second game]] has the villains united into Divine Crusaders by Brian Zoldak, an alliance that has fallen apart only in the sequel, when the Zabi familly took over after Zoldak's death and soon they started fighting each other. In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment'' [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED ZAFT]] can be found helping the [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Jovian army]]. Dr. Hell (see the Anime section) hires [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Gauron]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment'', works with [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Zeon]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' and works with the [[Anime/GoLion Galra]] [[Anime/{{Voltron}} Empire]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW''.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX''
** The [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Jovians]] and the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Vagans]].
** [[Anime/GaoGaiGar The Primevals]] seem to have an alliance with the [[Anime/ZettaiMutekiRaijinOh Jaaku Empire]].
** The forces of [[Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine Drake]] and [[Anime/PanzerWorldGalient Marder]].
** [[Anime/MazinkaiserSKL Kiba]] is now working for [[Anime/ShinMazinger Dr. Hell]].
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'':
** [[Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam The Jupiter Empire]] ally themselves with [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199 Gamilas]]. They are later joined by the alliance of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Neo-Zeon]] and [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Amalgam]].
** The [[Anime/CrossAnge World of Mana]] has formed alliances with [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Amalgam]], the [[Franchise/GundamSEED Earth Alliance, Logos]], and supports the [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Martian Successors]].
** Leonard and Amalgam, as well as the remnants of the Martian Successors, later decide to join up with [[Anime/CrossAnge Embryo and his Diamond Rose Knights]]. Stage 35 even has this alliance support that of Gamilas, the Jupiter Empire, and Neo-Zeon, making for a stage where you have to fight all of the non-Federation human enemy groups (with about ''10'' bosses).
** Creator/NobuyukiHiyama confirmed via Bandai's product launch eve event [[Anime/TheBraveExpressMightGaine Team Wolfgang, The Asian Mafia, Shadow Army, and The Pink Cats]] never once worked together in their series. ''[=SRW=]-V'' marks their first ever team-up to take on The Brave Express Team.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsX'':
** On the one hand, [[Anime/BuddyComplex Zogilia]] and [[Anime/GundamReconguistaInG the Captial Army]] end up cooperating with each other soon after both land in Al Warth, with remnants of the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz Mariemaia army]] being added in. They all end up joining under the [[Anime/CrossAnge Misurugi Empire]], and then [[Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater Neo Atlantis]] decides to join up.
** On the other, [[Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine Todd and a bunch of Byston Well soldiers]] (presumably survivors of Drake and Bishot's armies), [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Viral and his Beastman subordinates]], [[Anime/ShinMazinger Dr. Hell's forces]], and all of the [[Anime/TheBraveExpressMightGaine Nouvelle Tokyo criminals]], who calls themselves the "BD (Black Diamond) Alliance"[[note]]Using the 2nd ending theme title from ''Might Gaine.''[[/note]] this time around, joins under [[Anime/MashinHeroWataruSeries Doakudar's army]]. [[Anime/CodeGeassLelouchOfTheRebellion Jeremiah and Anya]] also cooperate with them against their former allies Kallen and Suzaku, [[spoiler:but quickly join back up with them once Lelouch comes back]].
** Outside of those 2, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char]] has become part of [[Anime/GundamReconguistaInG Towasanga]].
** [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Yazan]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Rakan and Glemmy]] join up with the [[Anime/GundamReconguistaInG G-IT Corps]]. Eventually, both Towasanga and the G-IT Corps join under Misurugi.
** The [[Anime/CodeGeass Holy Britannian Empire]] and [[Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine Drake's army]] did this prior to the game's events. However, as both stories are finished by the time of the plot starts, that's all done with.
** [[spoiler:Olympus, aka [[Anime/ShinMazinger the Mycenae Empire]], are allied with [[Anime/MashinHeroWataruSeries Doakudar]], as part of their "Ancient Contract."]]
** [[spoiler:[[Anime/CodeGeass Lady Marianne]] and [[Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine Shot Weapon]] are working alongside [[Anime/CrossAnge Embryo]], who also has a long-standing alliance with [[Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater Gargoyle]].]]
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX 5'' does this by way of implication. He never shows up on screen, but given all the callbacks, and the overall plan Sigma has, it's obvious that [[VideoGame/MegaMan Dr. Wily]] is somehow teaming up with him. WordOfGod later confirmed he was brought back to life by the Maverick Virus somehow.
* While the original version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has them fight you separately, the [=PS3=] version gets [[VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia Dhaos]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfEternia Shizel]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Barbatos Goetia]]... and [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Kratos]] [[AntiHero Aurion]] together for an epic four vs. four battle in the Merciless rank of the team arena.
* Pre-release footage of ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' has shown Shadow the Hedgehog, Chaos, Zavok, and Metal Sonic (from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'', and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' respectively) standing together in opposition of the two Sonics and the custom hero character, apparently having aligned with Eggman in this reality (this despite the fact that Shadow and Chaos have never been seen as strictly evil up to this point). Also joining them is a new antagonist by the name of "Infinite".
* This is actually a very common strategy in online games where multiple human players fight, most commonly in team-based games. While this is a JustifiedTrope in team-based games, it can sometimes go into EnemyMine or KickTheDog territory when the game doesn't have any teams.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'', Team Rainbow Rocket is lead by a band of the team leaders from ''all'' the previous generations: Giovanni from the original Team Rocket, Archie and Maxie from Team Magma and Team Aqua, Cyrus from Team Galactic, Ghetsis from Team Plasma, and Lysandre from Team Flare. The main exception is Guzma of Team Skull, who at this point [[spoiler:performed a HeelFaceTurn]] and [[spoiler:Lusamine of Aether Foundation]], with their representative being [[spoiler:Faba]].
* In the final act of ''Videogame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'', several of the enemy factions (Sixth Graders, Rednecks, Raisin Girls, Ninjas, Crab People) join forces against you simply because they really hate you. From that point on they'll fight you in regular overworld battles rather than just a single faction.

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* One story in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has [[CardCarryingVillain Fructose Riboflavin,]] the [[SpacePirates Pirates of Ipecac,]] and [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Galatea]] all teaming up, although the pirates are there against their will, and it's arguable that Galatea [[UnwittingPawn doesn't really understand what's going on.]]
* The Hat and Robo-Cube in ''Webcomic/StickmanAndCube'', although this is more of a [[PuppeteerParasite hostile takeover]] on The Hat's part.
* As it's based on the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series (specifically the game mentioned above), this happens in ''[[http://as.crowdedstreet.net/Something/ Burning Stickman Presents...Something!]]'', with a third villain, original to the comic actually being the one to put Sigma and Wily together. Naturally, all three are planning to betray the hell out of each other, though to their credit, they're planning to do it ''after'' the Evil Plan plays out.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** The team of [[BigBad Lord Xykon]] and [[TheDragon Redcloak]] started off as this. The prequel shows that the two first met when Redcloak saw Xykon obliterate a garrison of paladins and, as Redcloak's brother says, "Let's suggest a team-up with him, [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse Marvel]] style!"
** [[spoiler:General Tarquin]] joins forces with Nale and the Linear Guild.
* ''Webcomic/TalesFromThePit'': [[http://tumblr.com/ZrlFax863NGZ The Rules Manager and the copier team up to defeat MaRo!]] Their evil plan: make duplicate copies of the relevant rules to prevent Mark's new mechanic from seeing print!
* In ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'', [[BigBad Galgarion]] and [[spoiler:Jeff, Eikre's rival]] are hired by [[EvilCorp South Corp]] to take out the main group of heroes. While Galgarion is using South Corp for his own ends, he invites [[spoiler:Jeff]] to do the same, effectively making [[spoiler:him]] his [[TheDragon Dragon]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' a number of villains from the earlier issues (including Dr. Eggman and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Giovanni]]) team up to take over [=CWCVille=] when Chris was away.
* Ian and Anita in the grand finale of ''Webcomic/ErrantStory''.
* The final storyline of ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDoctorMcNinja'' has [[BigBad King Radical]] team up with some of Doc's older villains; Donald [=McBonald=], Frans Rayner, and Dracula.

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* In the web novel, ''Literature/TheImpossibleMan'', the villains team up to form The Amalgamated Union of Malicious Malcontents.
* In "Ayla and the Birthday Brawl" of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Hekate's unseen master makes her team up with The Necromancer so she has a safe haven from a true Sidhe curse. The same unseen figured gets Don Sebastiano to give them intel, and The Necromancer gets his Children of the Night, the Felonious Four, and Obsession to help him.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the city's villains are smart enough to temporarily set aside their differences against common OmnicidalManiac threats.
* A MassiveMultiplayerCrossover web series example, the Los no Frollos organization in ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow'' consists of [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Stocking, Scanty, Kneesocks, Corset]], [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]], [[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Batiatus]], Marco Antonio Regil, Hans Frollo [[spoiler:([[BrainwashedAndCrazy not willingly]])]], Achmed Frollo, [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Gwonam]], Yusuf, [[VideoGame/CarnEvil Umlaut]], [[WebVideo/HitlerRants Hitler, Günsche]], Dmitri Frollo, [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]], [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Yzma]], [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Lemongrab]], Wilford Brimley, WebVideo/TheIrateGamer, and Best Hercules. It eventually unravels when [[spoiler: Stocking is revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist to minimize consequences]], [[spoiler:half of the members are killed off or KO'd]], and [[spoiler:Wilford backstabs the organization and becomes the biggest threat to the world after absorbing [[VideoGame/YumeNikki Madotsuki's]] sorrows, forcing the remaining members to [[EnemyMine team up with Frollo and his allies]]]].
* Speaking of ''WebVideo/HitlerRants''...
** The Hitler Council in hitlerrantsparodies' videos consists of the aforementioned ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' Hitler, the [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler real life Hitler]], ''The Bunker'' Hitler, ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' Hitler, ''The Last Ten Days'' Hitler, ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'' Hitler, and ''War and Remembrance'' Hitler. Cooperation rarely goes well in the organization, and [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyegWs_ffuf3n2-FqJN1OUPcJUVqHy6m4 a war]] breaks apart among them when the ''Downfall'' Hitler assassinates ''Valkyrie'' Hitler. [[spoiler: In said war, the real Hitler teams up with [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise the Na'kuhl]] to help him defeat the other Hitlers.]]
** There are times when Fegelein may team up with other pranksters to pull an antic on Hitler.
* Villain Team-Ups are a common occurrence in ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures''. The most prominent in the series is the Red Panda Revenge Squad, consisting of the Crimson Death, the Electric Eel, the Genie, Mordriel the Malevolent, and Professor Zombie. An AlternateTimeline version of this team up successfully killed the Flying Squirrel and information on ''how'' is used to sway the main timeline's Red Panda into helping a traveler from that world. When the group eventually forms in the main timeline, they very nearly succeed in defeating the Red Panda despite the mystery man having had years to work out how to beat them. The episode also brings up some of the issues that plague such team-ups, such as {{Insufferable Genius}}es and {{Large Ham}}s causing clashing egos, past team ups ending on a sour note restricting who to have join. [[/folder]]

* Tends to happen quite a bit in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks' stage shows.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon Live!'' stage show that ran at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] in 1991 had [[WesternAnimation/TaleSpin Don Karnage]] and [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Fat Cat]] teaming up to steal a top secret plane.
** ''Fantasmic!'' contains one between [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Queen Grimhilde]], [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]], [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Chernabog]], and [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] in its original California version. For the Florida version, [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar]], [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]], [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]], [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella DeVil]], and [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]] join in as well.
** From 2002 to 2005, Walt Disney World ran a daily stage show in which Disney/{{Cinderella}} hosts a party at her castle and its get crashed and taken over by [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Queen Grimhilde]], [[Disney/PeterPan Captain Hook]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar]], and [[Disney/{{Mulan}} Shan-Yu]].
* In the reknowned ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' LetsPlay '{{LetsPlay/Boatmurdered}}', a rather hilarious one occurs, when a group of goblins decide to team up with the elephants who were already holding the fortress under siege:
-->''"I think they're starting their own little town in there, elephants and goblins living together in peace and harmony, joined only by burning hatred for dwarves."''