Danny: You’re really okay? Taylor: Better than ever. I kind of made some friends. Danny: What are they like? Taylor: (looks at some stolen money and a handgun lying on the kitchen table)They seem like good people.
Type IV:Vitriolic Best Buds, BUT EVIL. The Big BadandThe Dragon are not "friends" per se... except that they kind of are. They understand each other better than anyone else does, they spend most of their time together doing evil stuff, and so on. They don't like each other, but they hang out enough — even if its just business hours — to have a FriendlyEnemy Mine thing going on. They will probably live a fine line between trust and respect, and wanting to cut the other guys throat. This type of relationship tends to lie between different extremes, ranging from them being surprised how much they cared for a guy they butted heads with all this time, to mutual respect tinged with fear of one or the other, to the two genuinely hating each other or treating each other like dirt, but knowing each other well enough and hanging out so much that they end up being as close as friends are without actually giving a crap about the other. Typically, one or both parties are frequently plotting to betray the other, or at least expect betrayal at some point.
Gin and Aizen are a Type IV. Gin is the only one of Aizen's minions who sees through nearly all of his schemes and cals him out on it, and Aizen has a measure of respect for Gin he doesn't show anyone else, and seems to find him to be a fascinating person. But Gin is both terrified of Aizen's sheer power, and has been plotting to kill him for a century because Aizen's goons nearly killed his best friend Rangiku. Aizen keeps him around because he wants him to try, since that is part of his Evil Plan. But the fact that Aizen is somewhat afraid of Gin himself is in itself pretty extraordinary, since a big part of his character is that he is afraid of nobody. All of Aizens' other relationships are characterized by manipulation (this one is too, but to a lesser extent).
Aizen and Tousen are more or less a Type III, with Aizen pretending it is a Type 1. In a sense, both are using the other to achieve their objectives, but Tousen has raised his blade to defend Aizen several times and admires him as he thinks he is the only man who can give him justice. Aizen, meanwhile, treats Tousen well and once told an underling that he'd kill him on the spot if he moved to attack Tousen, but Gin noted that he was pitting the two against each other For the Evulz. In the end, Tousen was just another pawn.
In Code Geass, the Emperor Charles and Marianne are Type I, as well as Cornelia with Guilford and Dalton. Also VV and Charles. Suzaku and Lelouch appear this way to the world as The Dragon and The Big Bad of the final arc. Type I as by this point they have reconciled and become close again.
Light and Mikami at first appear to be Type I but a diagram in the databook actually implies that Light and Mikami are more of a Type III: Mikami is honestly loyal to Light, but Light views both Mikami and Takada as murderers who aren't that much better than other criminals. He does, however, think that Mikami is useful. Mikami swears absolute devotion to Light when Light entrusts him with the Death Note and in turn he was the only one Light was planning on keeping around after he won. However, in the anime at the very end it turns into Type III. When his plan to kill Near and others fails, Light tries to save himself by sacrificing Mikami, claiming that he doesn't know him; Mikami, while broken by this rejection, remains loyal to Light and responds to his call for help by killing himself, creating a distraction that allows Light to escape. In the manga they are not friends at all as not only Light abandons Mikami, but also Mikami responds to Light's call for help by yelling at him that he's not a god.
Light and Rem are type IV, at first Rem hates Light for the way he manipulates Misa but later after spending time with Higuchi, Rem comes to sympathize with Light and his cause, finding Light to be "as pure as Misa."
Reiji Marco and Rikiya Gaou of Eyeshield 21 are a complicated example of this. Marco is the captain and quarterback/safety of the Hakushuu Dinosaurs, while Gaou is one of his two right-hand men; he's a colossal lineman whom Marco uses to break other players. Initially Gaou only seems to be working for Marco because it gives him the opportunity to hurt people, but as the series progresses, it becomes more and more obvious that he has a great deal of respect and admiration for Marco. At the same time, it becomes apparent that Marco is utterly terrified of Gaou, and he's honestly stunned when the latter expresses his respect for him aloud. By the end they seem to have moved into Type I territory though.
The American Pentagram are a collection of Jerk Jocks par excellence, and collectively, are nearly as bad as the Dinosaurs. At the same time, they honestly seem to like one another. This isn't surprising where Token Good Teammate Panther is concerned, but it's quite surprising when you add Mr. Don and Clifford to the mix. Clifford and Don in particular seem to be close; this might be why they make such a good Big Bad Duumvirate. In the backstory Shinryuuji's Agon and Deimon's Hiruma were sort of friends (as close to friends as someone like Agon can get anyway), but following Agon's betrayal of Hiruma and Kurita the relationship fell apart and has yet to be fixed.
In the shonen manga Gamaran there's a Type III between Sakon Daimaru and his bigger brother Ryuugo. Namely, the mentally retarded Sakon sees Ryuugo as a loving big brother and mentor, while Ryuugo sees Sakon as a powerful human weapon and nothing else.
In Gash Bell, Zaruchimu is a Type III towards Riou, though grudgingly so; in his final moments, he reminiscences on how resurrecting Faudo with Riou felt like something grand, but when Zeon defeated Riou and took control over Faudo, it didn't seem worth it anymore, and he even ends up sobbing, trying to convince himself that he didn't think of Riou as his friend. However, it's possible that this was a Type I, as Zaruchimu states that, if he had fought together with Riou against Alishie and Umagon, that their teamwork would have prevailed; there's also the fact that the two don't share too many scenes together, and the only time their relationship is glossed upon is when Zaruchimu is thinking back as he's vanishing, so it's very possible that their friendship was true and went both ways.
Gundam SEED Destiny has a few examples. Big BadChairman Durandal and his Dragon, Rey Za Burrel share a very close father/son style relationship. Rey and Shinn Asuka also seem to share a Type I relationship, with the two of them being very good friends since their days in the academy (his friendship with Lunamaria Hawke doesn't really count because she is a Token Good Teammate). And, as flashbacks show, both Rey and Durandal shared a complicated friendship with previous Big Bad (and Omnicidal Maniac) Rau Le Creuset; the scenes with the three of them would indicate it was probably a Type I, and serve to humanise the otherwise monstrous Le Creuset. Durandal's entire motivation is his guilt over being unable to prevent Le Creuset's Sanity Slippage into omnicidal mania.
In Mai-Otome, a Type III exists with Nagi and Sergay. Sergay has long been loyal to Nagi, but Nagi often suspects Sergay of treachery, and after the Wham Episode, only keeps him around to ensure his daughter Nina's cooperation. Sergay ultimately betrays Nagi for Nina's sake, and Nagi shoots him in the head.
In Mai Hime, a Type I exists between Alyssa and Miyu.
MÄR's Phantom and Peta sport a type I, with Phantom crying over Peta's corpse.
Some of the Akatsuki duos in Naruto end up like this, but the most obvious are Konan and Nagato, who were actually friends prior to joining Akatsuki, and as such are actual friends instead of being forced to work with each other.
While Zabuza is really The Dragon to Gato's Big Bad, his own Dragon of sorts, Haku, shares a mutual respect and friendship with him that can be seen akin to a Type I Villainous Friendship.
Orochimaru and Kabuto seemed to share a type IV relationship, with shades of type I. While both were incredibly wary of one another at the beginning of the series (Orochimaru suspecting that Kabuto would betray him, if given the chance) and more than one deaththreat was uttered, both also seem to be rather comfortable with the other. Not to mention that Kabuto is, to this day, the only person, other than Sasuke who REALLY doesn't count, seeing as Orochimaru would have to be stupid to kill his next hostbody, who could snark at the man in regular intervals and talk back to him without any fear, and live to see the light of day. There definitely is a mutual respect and maybe even a bit of fondness between the two of them.
To put it in perspective, the other three generals are afraid of reporting failure to Lordgenome because they know it might mean their lives, whereas Guame can get away with openly questioning his orders in front of the others.
Played with in Zeta Gundam. Sociopathic Soldier Yazan Gable is clearly incapable of showing empathy or actually caring about anybody. But it's just as obvious that he enjoys the company of likeminded psychopaths Dunkel Cooper and Ramsus Hasa and Big Bad Paptimus Scirocco, playing the Manly Man to the latter's Sensitive Guy.
Sarah Zabiarov is shown to have a bad case of hero-worship and/or heavy crush on Scirocco, which he naturally exploits whenever necessary. However, there is a hint that Scirocco may have cared for Sarah more than his other pawns, as when she dies, he completely loses control and goes ballistic, the only time in the series he does so.
Commander Red and Assistant Black from the original Dragon Ball show also qualify as a Type 3. Assistant Black clearly holds a great amount of respect for Commander Red, apologizes whenever he does something that angers Red, and is genuinely concerned about Red's safety during Goku's attack on the Red Ribbon Army headquarters. Commander Red however constantly verbally abuses Black, doesn't appreciate his services, sees him as nothing more then a butler and a mild annoyance, and near the end of the Red Ribbon Army arc he even tries to get Black killed in an attempt to kill Goku as well. It all falls apart when Red reveals that he only wanted the Dragon Balls to get taller and was just using the whole Red Ribbon Army as a means to this goal. Black is clearly hurt and angry at this betrayal, and having just lost all respect for his boss because of both this and the aforementioned attempt on his life, he kills Red and attempts to take over the RRA for himself.
Black Butler: Alois Trancy and Claude Faustis are a definite Type II. Alois has clearly expressed feelings for Claude, while Claude actively despises him and even murders Alois right after he confesses his devotion as part of his plan and takes his place as the new Big Bad.
Our main duo are far more difficult to place. They appear to be somewhere in Type IV territory, but whether or not they have any emotional attachment is really unclear. It's implied in the zombie arc of the manga that Ciel cares about Sebastian, and throughout season two of the anime, which has a separate continuity, that Sebastian cares about Ciel.
In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Marik's relationship with Rashid (his foster brother as well as his second-in-command) is complicated. The two are very close, and Rashid does show Undying Loyalty to his brother, but this is for a very good reason: Rashid knows that he is the only one preventing Marik's even darker personality (who killed their father) from taking hold. When Yami Marik does eventually take over, he tries to kill Rashid to prevent the real Marik from regaining control, but Rashid refuses to desert the real Marik, and this plays a vital role in the Final Battle between the villain and the Pharaoh.
In Attack on Titan, Red HerringBig Bad Bertolt Hoover and his partner, Reiner Braun, are a straight-forward Type I. Stated to be childhood frends, they are deeply devoted to each other and rarely seen apart. The exact nature of their relationship with their comrade, Annie Leonhart, is unknown. Both are shown to care about her well-being, with it hinted that Bertolt may have feelings beyond friendship towards her, but she's never been shown as close to them. It isn't clear if she genuinely dislikes them, or merely avoided them as part of their cover.
From the Silver Age through most of the Bronze Age, Mister Hyde and the Cobra were a type IV who hated each other but consistently worked together. Eventually the Cobra broke the partnership by leaving Hyde in jail during an escape, after which Hyde tried to kill him repeatedly for years.
The Incredible Hulk give us Abomination and The Leader, who became friends through their mutual hatred of the Hulk. Leader was even upset when the Red Hulk killed Abomination.
Batman Type III for The Joker and Harley Quinn. Harley loves the Joker, but Mr. J couldn't care less about Harley and would dump her just to get away.
Joker is also the closest thing to a friend Lex Luthor has. Which would make this a Type IV, considering how they normally interact.
Joker and Poison Ivy are usually thrown into a type IV by the fact that they're immune to each other's poisons and it would be too much work to kill each other manually.
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy also had an odd sort of Type I/IV going on in the animated series and pre-Flashpoint continuities whenever Harley was on a rare streak where she managed to break off from the Joker, with Catwoman often along as an antiheroic influence. These tended to end whenever Harley had a relapse, though Catwoman and Ivy often maintain a type IV relationship with one another without Harley around to act as The Heart and Ivy never seemed very hesitant to team up with Harley again (indeed, her relationship with Harley is indirectly responsible for many of Ivy's pre-Flashpoint antiheroic stints).
Penguin is a type IV with most Bat villains, as a useful legitimate connection and marginally reliable accomplice.
In the Archie Comics crossover Worlds Collide, Dr. Wily and Dr. Eggman quickly become "E.F.F.s" (Evil Friends Forever). Even their rampaging egos only serve to enhance the friendship rather than detract from it. Basically type I with the twist that they're both the Big Bad. However, Wily's standards and Eggman ruthlessness eventually breaks their friendship and make it a Type IV.
The Flash's Rogues have traditionally been Type I.
Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Horri-bull and Needlenose show a Type 1. Soundwave's focus issues display his relationships. He's got a type 1/3 hybrid with Megatron, as he is completely devoted to him, and while Megatron trusts him more than others, Soundwave notes that he doesn't completely trust him. He has a type 4 with Shockwave, he can't sense any emotion from Shockwave, and that, coupled with his intelligence has Soundwave declare him the perfect Cybertronian, as well as a threat to everything they hope to achieve. He has a Type 1 with all of his cassettes, bar Ratbat, he sees them as his friends, Ravage in particular because Ravage found him and helped Soundwave cope with his overwhelming emotion sensing powers.
Played with interestingly in Dungeon Keeper Ami. Ami treats all of her employees well, and is demonstraitively fond of a Dragon, a Tentacle Monster, some very abrasive trolls, and even her goblins. For the most part these are all type II, though her longer-serveing minions tend to get attached to her in their own way, due to how well she treats them. One of her most interesting minion relationships is with Jadite, which is at first a type II, but evolves into a romantic type I. This is interesting, as Ami was at violent odds with him in her own world. Of course, all of this is an aversion, as Ami is not, in fact, a villain...
Queen of All Oni: Jade has a Type I with her Co-Dragons — Left and Right are massively devoted to her, and while she may not show it all the time, she definitely cares about them. As for the Enforcers, it might be a mix between a Type I and III, as they're loyal to her and she in turn treats them well, but she doesn't seem to actually like them.
Subverted greatly with the members of Team Mr. L in Super Paper Mario X. They all hate each other through and through with the exception of Mr. L and Lady M, only working together due to not having much of another choice.
In Perfection Is Overrated, there is a Type I between Bachiko and Meiko, who are also the only two SUEs who can get along. They wonder if they somehow altered each other's memories and personalities, but they are each other's most important people, and die as a result of their Childs being destroyed in quick succession. There's also a pair of Type III examples in that Suzuka likes Makoto, who in turn likesNagi.
Harry: I think you want to repay Lucius and Severus some way for their unwavering loyalty. They've basically given their lives to you. I think once you regained your sanity, you realized they were more than followers. More than minions. I think you feel they're your fr-
Tom: Perhaps you should stop thinking.
Harry: It's the truth! You can have friends and still be the Dark Lord.
Films — Animated
Megamind and Minion are Type I. In fact, they are practically brothers, since they came to Earth together and grew up together.
Maybe they're a bit more like pets, but when Ursula accidentally zaps Jetsam and Flotsam in The Little Mermaid, she looks absolutely distraught and decides to go One-Winged Angel.
Films — Live-Action
Big Trouble in Little China depicts the Three Storms as being very loyal to the Big Bad to the point where, when the hero kills him, the last Storm becomes visibly upset and bulks up. An earlier scene implies that the Big Bad felt at least a certain amount of kinship with them as well so this could easily be a Type I, though more likely a Type III with Lo Pan only caring for them insofar as they are useful and have served him for millenia.
Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior gives us a Type II, where the Humungus sincerely commiserates with Wez over the latter's dead boyfriend. Granted, it's in the context of a full nelson, but that still counts as sensitive by postapocalyptic biker-gang standards.
Appropriately as evil counterparts to Holmes and Watson, Moriarty and Moran in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows are a type 1 example. The two discuss plans to go to the opera; also, in one scene, mirroring Watson's behavior tending to a wounded Holmes, Moran pulls a wounded Moriarty out of rubble and then vows vengeance against the heroes for harming his friend.
In The Dark Knight Rises it is revealed that Bane is merely The Dragon to the real Big Bad, Talia Al Ghul. Their backstory swiftly reveals that he pledged his life to protecting her when she was a little girl in a Hell Hole Prison, and it's likely that Talia is the only person Bane has ever cared about, to the point that he was willing to fight off almost all of the other inmates, suffering an agonising disfigurement in the process, just so that she could have the freedom that was denied to him. And she came back for him, bringing the might of the League of Shadows to bear against the prisoners who injured Bane and murdered Talia's mother, asking Ra's to spare Bane. Their relationship has been one of absolute loyalty and mutual trust ever since.
Calvin Candie and Stephen in Django Unchained are shown to be genuine friends, with Stephen, the head house-slave, preserving Candie's authority at Candieland and basically running his plantation for him, and Candie providing Stephen with a dominant position in his organization.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation: Seems to be a Type I between Cobra Commander and Firefly. At the very least, they act jovially to each other, and there's no sign of it not being genuine.
Sherlock Holmes: Professor Moriarty and Colonel Moran are a clear type one, as a Evil Counterpart to the relationship between Holmes and Watson. They bicker like an old married couple at times, but genuinely enjoy each other's company. Moran is willing to risk his life to save Moriarty's at one point, and Moriarty is genuinely distraught when he believes Moran to be injured.
Cohaagen and Hauser in Total Recall (1990). Cohaagen acknowledges their friendship when Quaid calls the guy an asshole and makes sure he is given an obedient, mindwiped wife to "enjoy", goes into a rage when he is forced to order the death of his friend, and goes on a tirade against Quaid for making sure he's not coming back.
In Scarface, Tony Montana and his eventual Dragon Manny Ribera start out the film as friends, which doesn't change as they start a criminal empire in Miami. Manny eventually gets fed up with Tony's more malicious behavior, like beating up his sister's touchy boyfriend. When Manny secretly elopes with Tony's sister his friend goes nuts and kills Manny in a jealous rage.
Prince Nuada and Mr. Wink in Hellboy II: The Golden Army are a Type 1. Nuada explicitly refers to Wink as his friend when he seeks vengeance against Hellboy for Wink's death.
Drug kingpin Nino Brown in New Jack City has a friendship with his lieutenant Gee Money that doesn't seem to be faked. When they establish their criminal empire Nino tells Gee that they've finally made it and that they have to look out for each other. Near the end he expresses his friendship with Gee as more important to him than all the money and women he has gotten, but they just can't go back to the way they were after Gee betrays Nino by making a deal behind his back. Nino struggles to kill Gee as tears roll down his face.
From Good Omens The demons Hastur and Ligur are Type I. Hastur gets really upset when rogue demon Crowley melts Ligur with holy water.
Implied to be the case between Nicodemus and Anduriel, the Fallen Angel that shares his body, in The Dresden Files. While most of the Denarians (the organization Nicodemus heads) end up little better than slaves to their Fallen before long, the fact that Nicodemus has retained his free will and humanity despite being possessed for approx. two thousand years speaks of at the very least a healthy respect between them. Part of the reason it works is that Nick is horrible enough on his own that he doesn't really need much demonic prompting...
The relationship between Dr. Impossible and the late Pharaoh in Soon I Will Be Invincible; mostly Type I with a shade of Type IV. Impossible thinks of the Pharaoh as an idiot, but he genuinely misses him, and seems determined to make the heroes respect the Pharaoh as much as himself.
The relationship between Gilles de Rais and Ryunosuke in Fate/Zero is a clear example of a type I; the two men are both utterly Ax-Crazy and greatly respect each others' lack of moral fibre, and drive themselves to even higher levels of depravity to celebrate their friendship. Ironically, they are the servant/magi pair that best get along with each other.
Kotomine and Gilgamesh are a type IV. Neither side is particularly fond of the other, but Gilgamesh is pretty much the only person who understands Kotomine's nature as someone who can only derive joy from suffering. On his side, Gilgamesh finds Kotomine interesting because of this and tries to make Kotomine cast off the fetters of "conventional morality" for his own amusement.
In the Honor Harrington series'', Rob Pierre and Oscar St-Just are friends aside from being loyal, while they recognize they are two very different personalities. David Weber often shows this type of relationship between people on the opposing side of his heroes, as he often has the "villains" be doing things for reasons other than just purely For the Evulz.
In Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, King Elias and his advisor Pryrates are a Type IV. They don't really like each other (Pryrates creeps everybody out, Elias included, and is himself a total sociopath who probably never liked anyone in his whole life) but they have a very tight and mutually beneficial alliance, in spite of their general distaste for each other, and though Elias knows Pryrates would betray him if he got a better deal, he won't hear a word against him from anyone else. Ultimately subverted, as Pryrates was planning to screw Elias over from the beginning of their relationship; from his perspective, Elias was always a dupe, not an ally. However, Elias had a straight Type I relationship with his previous Dragon, Earl Guthwulf.
There are several examples of this in the show- Darla and The Master are another surrogate father/ daughter (sort of) and Darla and Angelus, and Spike and Drusilla, are outright lovers, while Angelus and Darla are surrogate parents to Drusilla; all are twisted Type 1's, while the Terrible Trio in Season 6 are a mix of Type 1 (Jonathan and Andrew) and Type III (Warren- he gets on with them fine, but he is clearly using them). Adam has a very, very twisted Type II relationship with a Brainwashed and Crazy Riley, who he sees as a brother. Spike and Angelus are a Type IV, with the former hating the latter and the latter enjoying tormenting the former, but they have known each other for well over a century are something like a dysfunctional family. Also, Glory and her host- they want to be rid of each other, but they are the same person and spend all their time together.
Perhaps done best in Damages in every season while always keeping it fresh. Season 1 featured the Big Bad Arthur Frobisher and his Dragon Ray Fisk, who were very close friends, to the point where Fisk's suicide arguably pushed Arthur to the edge. Likely a Type I.
Then there's a Type III in Season 2, Walter Kendrick couldn't care less about Claire Maddox, even though she gives her all in trying to save his company, to the point where she is kept in the dark about a case she was forced to take up. This came back to bite Walter, when Claire had enough, and abandoned his goals.
Another case of Type I in Season 3, with the Tobin family as a whole and their lawyer, almost like family, Leonard Winstone. Though by the time of the final episode, the relationship isn't as close as it used to be...
From fourth volume of Heroes Sylar and Luke are Type III, Luke hero-worships Sylar but Sylar doesn't really care about Luke though he does rescue him and spare his life., which might push it into a soft Type I.
Type III-ish example in Nikita between Percy and Roan, his most trusted Cleaner. When Percy is imprisoned it's Roan who helps arrange his escape, and The Stoic Roan is visibly upset when Percy dies. It's uncertain, however, how Percy thinks of Roan, given how he sees Division as his pawns.
Tony Soprano of The Sopranos with Silvio Dante and Paulie Gualtieri.
Avon Barksdale and Stringer Bell from The Wire have been friends since they were kids, and as of the show's first season they have killed and plotted their way into controlling the drug trade on the West Side of Baltimore. However, they begin to grow apart after the end of Season 1, when Avon is arrested and sent to jail while Stringer avoids any jail time, as Stringer has very different ideas about running the business. Stringer wants to run the illegal drug trade like a business, without the violence and Mob Wars, while Avon exults in everything that is part of The Game, especially his reputation and the taking of turf. Eventually they both reluctantly turn on each other, with neither knowing that the other was also doing a set up. The result is that at the end of Season 3 Stringer dies and Avon goes to jail again.
The Following: Joe Carroll and Roderick seem to be a Type I, judging by their interactions so far. As for the rest of the cult, it's hard to say, but it may be a Type III, as they're all devoted to Carroll, but while he may pretend to care about them in return, it looks as though he's only using them.
Farscape: It's hard to tell for sure because it's Scorpius, but he seems to share a sort of Type I with Braca. While not outright friends, they certainly share a very close and amicable commander / subordinate relationship. Braca quickly becomes Scorpius's most dependable and loyal follower throughout season 2 and 3. At least until it appears Braca stabbed him in the back to join up with Grayza in the beginning of season 4. And then it's revealed Braca was doing it on Scorpy's orders from the start and was actually a mole helping Scorpy undermine Grayza. Their interactions frequently stray clear into Ho Yay, which Crichton, naturally, lampshades. Scorpius rewards Braca quite well for his loyalty, and it's clear he relies on him quite heavily, entrusting him with many of his most important missions.
Scorpy's relationship with Natira is a little harder to peg. Both certainly enjoy each others' company and have been on again-off again lovers for some cycles. Both are also completely willing to kill each other when it best suits their purposes. Given, however, that Scorpius is clearly in charge, and Harvey's revelation that Natira is as good as dead once Scorpy has retrieved the wormhole knowledge from Crichton prompts her to free Crichton if he promises to save her, it probably falls primarily under Type III.
Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank in Mystery Science Theater 3000 pretty much run the gamut of all four types, depending on Rule of Funny. Dr. F frequently abuses Frank, but Frank also gives as good as he gets. Other times their interactions are quite amiable, if not loaded with subtext. Sometimes Frank has a closer relationship with Joel / Mike and the Bots, others he's firmly on Forrester's side.
In the KTMA and first Comedy Central season, Dr. Forrester is much more firmly a Type I with Dr. Erhardt, with them even being on a first-name basis. Largely because Erhardt was an actual colleague, while Frank was more or less a mook.
Pearl's relationship with Bobo and Observer is generally Type III, with occasional shades of Type IV when Observer and Bobo grow enough of a spine to snark back at her.
In their first run in their stable group D-Generation X of the late 90's, Shawn Michaels and Triple H are a Type I due to their great chemistry with each other. They are also a Type IV since, in Shawn's words, "You'll let your best friend do things to you in the ring that no one else could get away with."
Voldemort and Quirrel in A Very Potter Musical developed type I relationship. It seemed to shift towards type III when Voldemort betrayed Quirrel, but kinda subverted in that Voldemort spent almost all second act regreting it.
The Pathfinder adventure path "Legacy of Fire" posits a close friendship (Type I) between gnoll assassin Rokova and troglodyteclericGrundmoch, despite the fact that both of them are Chaotic Evil servants of Rovagug. This actually becomes a plotpoint, for when evil genie Zayifid kills and replaces Rokova, Grundmoch notices, outs the genie to the PC's, and is actually quite willing to ally with them if it means Zayifid ends up dead. A Spanner in the Works caused by friendship between monsters. Not something you see everyday.
Grundmoch actually seems to have a talent for this. His personal bodyguard is a gibbering mouther called The Gargler, which the text notes he has managed to not only train, but befriend. The Gargler is loyal to Grundmoch, and will attack anyone who threatens him without any regard for its own safety. This is at least a Type III, though given how much Grundmoch seems to value the mouther, it may well be a Type I.
Bahamut Lagoon has Sauzer (Big Bad) and Palpaleos (The Dragon), who have been friends for a long time.
In the Sengoku Basara series, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his dragon Takenaka Hanbe are a type I in the second game and anime (though Hideyoshi isn't very good at showing his side of it, making it seem like a type III).
Akechi Mitsuhide is a very warped type III towards Oda Nobunaga throughout the series, loving the man and expressing it through the desire to betray and kill him over and over.
Albert Wesker and William Birkin seem to have had a genuine Type I and Odd Friendship in the backstory of Resident Evil. In the bonus video "Wesker's Report", Wesker sounds genuinely angry that Hunk shot Birkin, causing him to infect himself with the G-Virus.
Shezar and Mudou in Duel Savior Destiny tend to fight a lot and threaten to kill each other, but considering their personalities the fact that they haven't done it is a pretty good indication of their friendship. When Mudou dies before Shezar in Mia's route, he's the only one of the bad guys to actually get upset about an ally falling while the rest of them basically shrug and call him replaceable.
Charles Lee and Haytham Kenway in Assassin's Creed III have a Type I relationship, with mutual admiration and trust.
The demons Decarabia and Forneus of the Ars Goetia aren't mentioned in the original text as having any relationship to each other but are best friends in two out of five the Shin Megami Tensei games in which they both appear, even getting a combination attack together in Persona 3 — but not in Persona 4 which they also appear together in. Probably because, again unlike in the Goetia, they're both depicted as sea creatures, a starfish and a ray respectively.note According to the Ars Goetia, Forneus was a "great sea monster" — with no further description of what he was beyond that — and Decarabia was a pentagram that could take human form. As such, he's usually portrayed in other media as either a starfish or an animate magic circle.
Johnny Gat and the Boss in the Saints Row saga have a pure Type I. Johnny adores the Boss and the Boss would take a bullet for Johnny. They're the two biggest badasses of the franchise and Gat even mentions they're a "golden pair".
In World of Warcraft, Lei Shen and Sparkmancer Vu seemed to have a Type I friendship, due to being like brothers; Vu was a rival to Lei Shen in his younger days, but supported him in his conquest of Pandaria. However, it might be a Type III if rumors of Lei Shen arranging for Vu being kidnapped and having his tongue cut out for the purpose of silencing him are true.
The God Generals in Tales of the Abyss are mostly Type I with one or two Type IV relations: All seem to get along rather well with each other and a few (namely Largo and Legretta) are even close to the Big Bad. Even Sync, who's a bona fideNietzsche Wannabe, is at least sort-of civil when talking to his peers. The only exceptions are Dist and Asch; the former considers the others allies of convenience at best and the latter gets on better with your party, to the degree that Asch can be said to get on with anybody at all.
Wild Star has the Draken and the "Chua." The former love killing things. The latter dedicate their lives to making better, more efficient ways of killing things. They got along nicely.
Gig and Revya in the Demon Path of Soul Nomad & the World Eaters are Type IV. They don't necessarily care for each other, but they both have the same love for wanton destruction and they give each other the vehicle to make it happen (Revya's gets the formless Gig's powers to cause all the destruction he/she wants and when he/she falls asleep, Gig gets control of the body and gets his turn to have fun) Heck, Gig calls their empire the BFF Empire. If you get the good ending, it becomes something of a Type III or even Type I as Vigilance, Gig prior to Face-Heel Turn, admits that as horrible as their actions were, he had fun and Revya's dialogue suggests that he/she is sad that they will be leaving each other.
The Order of the Stick: In the earlier strips, Xykon and Redcloak appeared to be an example of Type I, but they are actually a Type IV, with Xykon being horribly abusive to Redcloak and Redcloak thinking Xykon is the most depraved and disgusting individual he has ever met and secretly manipulating him for his own ends (Xykon is much more overt about it). They still laughed over tormenting heroes and minions, but eventually this leads to a Villainous BSOD for Redcloak when he realizes that Xykon has become a seriously bad influence on him in terms of how he treats his own minions.
Tarquin and Malack, meanwhile, appear to be a straighter example of a Type I, as seen here.
Tarquin's entire evil adventuring party seems to run on this. After all, his ploy to conquer the Western Continent wouldn't work without cooperation and respect, and more to the point, when Nale is gloating over killing Malack, Laurin is horrified and enraged, while Tarquin himself goes into a Tranquil Fury before killing Nale. Maybe subverted, as he was perfectly willing to let it slip if Nale was willing to become Tarquins pawn.
"What did you think the price for killing my best friend would be?"
Further, Tarquin and Miron are close enough for the latter to give the former a nickname ("Tarkie"), and Laurin's daughter installed a bidet for Miron's boss.
Thog's relationship with Nale seems to be a Type III — Thog explains to Elan at one point exactly why he thinks of Nale as his friend, but Word of God is that Nale keeps Thog around only because of Thog's combat ability and has no real concern for him. At the same time, Nale's relationship with Sabine would be another Type I, if they weren't actually another trope.
Nale does seem to have a genuine Type I relationship with Drow Wizard, Zz'dtri, with them showing a surprising loyalty towards each othere. Nale ends up being genuinely horrified when the latter is killed, even trying to save him before being forced to flee.
Similar to the Thog/Nale example, the Monster in the Darkness' relationship with the rest of Team Evil appears to be a Type III. He definitely thinks of them as his friends, but they only tolerate him in order to use him as a secret weapon.
Redcloak does seem to have a genuine Type I with his own Hobgoblin lieutenant Jirix — even if they're not outright friends, they do have a healthy respect for each other, and definitely get along better than Redcloak does with Xykon. It's an improvement over his previous Type III, where the Hobgoblins were fanatically loyal to Redcloak but Redcloak thought Hobgoblins were less than dirt, until one died to save his life that is.
Tsukiko's relationship with Xykon is a definite Type III. She's in love with him, but he couldn't care less about her and he doesn't care when Redcloak kills her.
Homestuck: Jack Noir and the Draconian Dignitary, as seen here and the next page. They seem to actually be Moirails (compare with the definition of Moirallegiance here).
Janus"Thank you, Silas. It's been a... a relentless siege of constant paranoia working with you. no hard feelings for trying to murder you?"
Silas Morth:"I'd've been genuinely disappointed if you hadn't."
Goblins has Dellyn Goblinslayer and his dragon Sarral Caine, two evil adventuring buddies who've been through thick and thin together. Dellyn consideres Caine to be the only person around that can be depended on, and is visibly shocked and grief stricken when he finds Caine's body.
While Moist in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog arguably qualifies as Horrible's Dragon more just by default than anything, the two are clearly best friends as well as supervillain and (only) henchman.
Rich Burlew (author of The Order of the Stick) wrote an article on giving TTRPG villains personalities that extended beyond acting purely to further the plan. The example he gave was a campaign in which two villains who were working together and whom the heroes fully expected to backstab each other, because they just couldn't believe that the villains really were best friends.
Megatron and Soundwave of the various Transformers franchises definitely qualify for a mutual Type I. In fact, when reborn as Galvatron, Megatron showed open grief and rage at Soundwave's death, and cared enough for him to bring him back to life.
To a lesser extent Galvatron and Cyclonus from Season 3 of the G1 series, an example of this was when Cyclonus took Galvatron to Torkulon to help cure him of his madness the head therapist kept on referring Galvatron as Cyclonus' friend and he didn't deny or correct him.
Over in Beast Wars, Scorponok and later Inferno to Megatron for a Type III. Megatron is well-aware of their loyalty (something not to be taken granted for with bad guys in this franchise) and rewards them when they succeed, but doesn't hesitate to punish them for failure or even if they're just annoying him. When Scorponok dies, Megatron does nothing to acknowledge it. And he actually causes Inferno's death while unleashing the power of the Nemesis on the Early Humans.
In G1 TV continuity, the Constructicons appear to be Type I's with each other.
Scavenger: "If we don't make it, it's been great being part of the team."
Ditto for the Insecticons, although it's hard to imagine their loyalty to one another really extending very far in light of them all being dirty cowards.
In G1 TV continuity (and only that continuity) Shockwave is a strong Type III toward Megatron. It's hard to tell how much the feeling may be mutual. Cyclonus effectively took on this role in Season 3.
Transformers Prime has Breakdown and Knock Out, The Brute and the Deadly Doctor respectively, who are in fact extremely good friends of the Type 1 variety. Knock Out takes Breakdown's demise and Silas' use of his corpse as a cyborg body very, very badly. Knock Out and Starscream are also Type 1, since they share a mix of Evil Genius, Butt Monkey, and Dirty Coward traits and easily sympathize with each other as intelligent but rather histrionic villains.
Lord Cyclonis and Dark Ace have Type I in Storm Hawks, to the point where Cyclonis laughs off one of Dark Ace's failures, and he seems willing to sacrifice his life to save hers.
Eventually breaks down in the Grand Finale when Piper and Aerrow gain the upper hand in their final battle. Dark Ace badmouths Cyclonis blaming her for their bad position and Cyclonis doesn't seem too shaken up after she causes Dark Ace's death by overloading him with power.
On Total Drama,Chris and Chef are occasionally Type I, but generally lean toward Type II or Type IV.
Dick Dastardly and Muttley is a subversion of Type III. Muttley usually follows orders, but once in awhile he's been known to bite the hand that feeds him.
In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Azula's Quirky Miniboss Squad are genuine friends with each other, but her relationship with them is right on the border between Type 1 and Type III; Azula is very domineering and has no problem with manipulating them and maintaining their loyalty through fear, but the groundwork for her famously massive Villainous Breakdown is first laid by their turning against her, revealing that she really did value them on a personal level. The main trigger, however, was her realising that despite all her attempts to be Daddy's Little Villain and enjoy a Type I relationship with her Big Bad father, it was actually a Type III.
In the Sequel Series, The Legend of Korra, The Lieutenant seems completely devoted to Amon, which is not surprising, since Amon styles himself as a social revolutionary against an oppressive regime rather than a Card-Carrying Villain. Their relationship is a Type III, since when he is exposed as a bender, the Lieutenant's fury shows a massive sense of betrayal, and when Amon defeats and possibly kills him, he only comments on how useful he had been, rather than truly mourning him.
Lex Luthor and his staunch bodyguard Mercy Graves appear to be a Type I in Superman: The Animated Series on the surface, but when push comes to shove it reveals itself to be a Type III instead. Mercy deeply respects and cares about Lex, and in turn she is the only person Lex trusts with his plans and the true face behind his benevolent facade (at least without eventually having them killed). However, it's revealed that Lex only truly cares about Mercy as far as he needs her and can use her - if it came to helping her or saving his own skin, Mercy would lose every time. This realization ultimately leads to her appearance in Justice League, where Mercy decides she has had enough of Luthor's crap and abandons him to prison.
On Challenge of the GoBots, Cy-Kill and Fi-Tor appear to be a Type I. When Cy-Kill defected from the Guardians, Fi-Tor followed suit, and became Cy-Kill's second in command of the Renegades. Fi-Tor is unswervingly loyal to him, and Cy-Kill appears to genuinely appreciate it.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983): Seen with some of Skeletor's henchmen, oddly enough. It's most obvious with Trap-jaw and Whiplash's friendship (which comes across as Whiplash having a rather one-sided boy crush on Trap-Jaw), but Webstor and Kobra Khan seem to get along quite well also. Tragically, I don't think we'll ever know how Khan really felt about his Snakemen buddies killing Webstor in the 2002 series.