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Basic Trope: A group of characters splits up into two (or more) smaller groups in order to simultaneously deal with different situations.
Straight: The Team splits up to follow two passages in the Big Bad's castle. The Leader Alice and her sidekick Bob take the first passage, while the other characters - Claire, David, Emily, Fred, George, and Henry - take the second.
Exaggerated: The group splits into individuals, and everyone goes a different way.
Downplayed: One member of the group leaves briefly.
The group has a lot of ground to cover, and going in separate groups makes it faster.
The group are performing an exercise that involves endless swarms of foes; going ahead while others deal with them makes it faster.
Inverted: Two or more groups join.
Subverted: They agree to split up, but they never do.
Double Subverted: They agree to split up, but only do so later on.
Zig Zagged: The Team repeatedly separates and rejoins.
Averted: They don't split.
Lampshaded: "We always split up in situations like this, and it always works."