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Playing With: Friendly Rivalry
Basic Trope: Two characters who are rivals, but are rather friendly about it.
  • Straight: Steve and Pete are rivals, but they treat each other like the best of friends.
  • Exaggerated: Steve and Pete are rivals, but they happen to be closer than anyone would expect.
  • Downplayed:
  • Justified:
    • Just because Steve is on the Opposing Sports Team is no reason for Pete to hate a guy he's always known.
    • Steve and Pete enjoy competing with each other. They have their rivalry because it's fun for them.
  • Inverted: Steve and Pete are teammates who hate each other's guts.
  • Subverted: ???
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Steve and Pete are rivals who don't like or respect each other.
    • Steve and Pete don't have a rivalry at all.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "What's up, Pete! Let's have a little friendly competition just for old times' sake."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Steve and Pete take their competitive attitudes too far and this brings a permanent stain in their friendship.

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