'''Basic Trope''': Two best friends fighting, but still care for each other.
* '''Straight''': [[DeadpanSnarker Steve]] and [[NiceGuy Pete]] are best friends despite the fact that they constantly insult and berate each other.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Steve and Pete are inseparable, despite the fact that they're always trying to kill each other.
** Steve and Pete unquestionably hate each other like arch enemies, but they consider each other best friends, although they [[{{Tsundere}} adamantly]] [[FriendshipDenial deny it.]]
** WithFriendsLikeThese
** TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
* '''Downplayed''': Pete and Steve often insult each other even though the mutually respect each other.
* '''Justified''':
** Steve and Pete are always making creative insults to one another, but only because they both know the other one won't get offended, allowing them to make insults as creative as possible.
** Steve really does care about Pete, but is too proud to admit it, or thinks that friendship causes him [[VirtueIsWeakness to become "weak"]].
** Steve and Pete are good friends, but their polarizing views, interests, or cultures can cause them to butt heads a lot.
** Steve and Pete's [[{{Pride}} egos]] get in the way of them being friends.
** [[HoYay Steve and Pete have]] BelligerentSexualTension.
** Steve and Pete are both competitive, impatient, or any other type of person generally prone to butting heads with others. As such, the reason they bicker so much is the same reason they're so close.
** Steve and Pete started out hating each other's guts, and got so used to fighting with each other that it kind of became their thing.
** Steve and Pete were initially [[ArchEnemy enemies]] or [[TheRival rivals]]. [[FireForgedFriends While circumstances pushed them into become friends]] (and also pushed either of them into [[HeelFaceTurn reforming their ways]]), their [[HateAtFirstSight first encounter]] still had an effect on them and made it impossible for them to completely get along.
* '''Inverted''': FriendlyEnemy
* '''Subverted''':
** Despite his usual nature, Steve is nice to Pete whenever they're together...
** It seems that there is friendship hidden deep down under Steve and Pete's insults, until they sell each other out in there time of need.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** For a month. After that, he's up to his old tricks, yet Pete loves him like a brother anyway.
** But hey! [[WithFriendsLikeThese That's what friends are for!]]
* '''Parodied''': Steve and Pete hate each others' guts. Everyone around them interprets this as a sign of how close they are.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Steve and Pete start out insulting each other, but end up starting to genuinely care for one another, which causes them to insult each other even more.
** Steve begins their relationship by insulting and taunting Pete whenever he gets the chance, but eventually becomes friends with him for real. He continues to insult Pete, but Pete is not offended since he knows that Steve doesn't mean it.
* '''Averted''': Steve and Pete are never berating each other.
* '''Enforced''': "Let's make these characters different from your average goody-goody [[TrueCompanions bunch of friends]]. Hey! What if they act like they hate each other?"
* '''Lampshaded''':
** "How can two people who insult each other so much be so friendly?"
** "They act like mortal enemies, but that's how their friendship goes."
** "Sometimes, I wish those two would stop squabbling like children."
* '''Invoked''':
** Steve is an unrepentant DeadpanSnarker. Friends are no exception.
** Dave believes that Steve and Pete's friendship is boring and fake when they get along all the time, so he encourages them to argue and fight more often, thinking it will make their friendship interesting and real.
* '''Exploited''': Steve and Pete are captured by villains. They start arguing and fighting to distract the guards, and then beat up the guards. (They may or may not continue to bicker ''while'' beating up the guards.)
* '''Defied''': Steve and Pete decide to always be nice to each other, despite their differing natures and actions towards those around them.
* '''Discussed''':
** "Why does Steve and Pete insult each other like that?" "Oh, they're just being Steve and Pete."
** "How could anyone still be friends and argue with each? If anything at all, this proves we all can't get along, friend or enemy."
* '''Conversed''': "You think Steve and Pete would be nicer to each other, as inseparable as they are."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Steve and Pete start off as friends but their continuous fighting and mutual abuse eventually drives them apart.
** They both feel legitimately hurt by their fighting.
** Their constant fighting with one another is not only brutal, but treated as a sign that one or both of them are mentally ill and/or have a twisted morality.
** Their constant sniping is the only way to interact so when RealityEnsues and it makes things worse, both parties have no idea how to better interact and reflects the nature of their relationship.
* '''Reconstructed''': Steve and Pete are friends who go through rough periods of bitterness and anger, but this only reinforces their appreciation for one another, since they know they can be totally and completely honest with one another.
** While they still freely snipe and insult one another, it's either more toned down or balanced with more positive examples of their friendship.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Steve and Pete get in a huge argument that looks like it's about to become a fistfight. Jimmy steps in to break them up, and they both seem genuinely confused about what the problem is.
* '''Played For Drama''': [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Pete doesn't snipe back.]]
Just go back to VitriolicBestBuds, you little moron. ...You know I don't mean that, right?
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