Quotes / Defeat Means Friendship

"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends."
Abraham Lincoln (attributed)

"Well, my father always said: the best way to understand someone is to fight him."
- Sinclair describing Minbari, Babylon 5

"I punched it in the nose. Now we're friends."
Harry Dresden, Turn Coat

"After a fair and square fight, everyone becomes friends — That's the Rule of Right of Shonen Manga!"
Ken Matsushiro, Yakitate!! Japan

"My ship and the Hiryu have this strange fate. Those who we once fought have become our brothers in arms & we now fight together as one. Our history is a long and complicated one."
Captain Daitetsu, Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2.

"Fight's over! We're all friends now!"
Kyon Feulion, Endless Frontier.

"Y'know, I'm beginning to like those guys."
Monterey Jack, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

"After an awesome fight, they realized the power of friendship!"
Gin, Durarara!! Vol.6

Loghain: Do you mean to say that Qunari do make comrades of their beaten opponent?
Sten: Qunari do not waste resources. And few are more valuable than lives.

Nathaniel: You like having Grey Wardens who want you dead?
Warden: Some of my best friends have wanted me dead.

"You just seem to pick up new friends wherever you go, don't you, Fullmetal?"
Roy Mustang to Edward Elric, discussing Ed's band of estranged military chimeras, Fullmetal Alchemist

Seraph: You do not truly know someone until you fight them.
Bill Corbett: Which is bad news for my grandma.

There are two running gags in Voyager. One is their limitless supply of shuttles, often remarked throughout the web. The other, which doesn't seemed to be noted much outside this website, is that Janeway loves to add people to the crew. She hands out comm badges to people like they were Tic Tacs, and apparently the only requirement to getting one is to fire on Voyager or be a certifiable nut."
SF Debris, Janeway Crew Bio

It’s funny to see Seagal beat the racism out of someone. Seriously, he beats a man half to death and asks “What does it take to change the essence of a man” and the man realizes the error of his ways. I didn’t know beating someone’s ass made you so introspective.

Gambit: Die!
Wolverine: No.
Gambit: Oh, okay, I guess I'll help you out, then.
Chester A. Bum, Bum Reviews, X-Men Origins: Wolverine


"I'm going to love and tolerate the shit out of you."
Popular saying amongst Bronies (male fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic).

"Befriend (v.): to use mecha-class beam weaponry to inflict grievous bodily harm on a target in the process of proving the validity of your belief system."
— From a post on rpg.net, on Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

"Why are they friends now? I just fucking destroyed you!"
Dexter Manning commenting on what happens after he beats the first boss in Rayman

"We confronted each other, then teamed up to defeat an enemy. We became rivals, and then finally friends. It was that sort of relationship."
Stern the Destructor in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha GOD Sound Stage M, explaining to MovieVerse Nanoha how she became friends with her universe's Nanoha (and generally summing up how Nanoha met most of her friends).

Robin: I wanted to see what you were made of. And I did.
Little John: I hope you'll not hold it against me.
Robin: On the contrary, I love a man that can best me!

The name's Kisaragi Gentaro! I'm going to become friends with everyone in this school! And that includes you, once I've beaten some sense into you!
Gentaro, Kamen Rider Fourze

Watta Takeo: This is getting annoying, Gura! Shotaro’s misses being your friend so much and you just keep ignoring him!
Gura: I’m the one who should be annoyed at always being hounded by you.
Watta: OK, that does it! If you’re gonna talk like that, then I’ll give you a piece of my mind!
Watta: I’m gonna make you our friend again but in a different way than Shotaro’s!
Gura: What?!
Watta: Come here, Gura! After we punch each other dizzy, we’ll shake hands – as friends do!
Dai-3-ji Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen