We can get back to hating each other after
we save the world from total time implosion. Okay?
Incredible. I'm fighting alongside my worst enemy. Gorthan:
Cherish the moment... and watch your back.
Like I said before, Yards dislike the south Vietnamese... they dislike the Americans... but they hate
the north Vietnamese....
(interrupts the armies mid-charge
) Dread has come upon you all! An army of Goblins with claim to the treasure comes from the north! Behold! They ride upon wolves! Thorin:
Oh, great Elf-king! My truest friend and ally! We must join forces against this common scourge! Thranduil:
But... of course... o noble King under the Mountain. Your people are like brothers unto mine. Bard:
And my Men and all their weapons are as one with yours. Together, we shall vanquish the foul foe! All:
) Thorin is correct, I simply do not understand war.
Let's say we come up rolling sevens and this does
go our way. We tear up this firm, someone's going to have to step in
— And I know that's what you want. And I'm a lot more comfortable with the thought of you in that position than anyone else. Lindsey:
The devil you know? Angel:
That'd be you. Lindsey:
And what if you roll snake eyes? Angel:
You'll talk your way out of it
; tell 'em I forced you to help me. Tell 'em I made my "scary face."
I know you despise me. And I know how badly you want to see me dead. But I'm willing to bet that I know a man whom you hate even more. Iím offering you an opportunity for revenge.
To be a spy you need physical fitness, a facility with languages, a tolerance for exotic food and the bugs that come with them. But ultimately there's no greater qualification than the ability to look someone who ruined your life in the eye and say "Let's work together."
Sometimes, you've got to work with the bad guy to get to the worse guys.
Tee hee hee! I'm going to break everything! Sonja:
I don't understand why we work so well together...
Emperor forgive us for making common cause with fiends such as these!
Fate has us meet as foes, but this ring will make us brothers.
Do not shoot, but listen! Only you can halt what he has begun. Let me guide you safely to our
My people have a saying: "Seek the enemy of your enemy, and you will find a friend."
: Do you want me to arrest [Balak]? Shepard
: I want you to put a bullet in his head... but we're all making some sacrifices today.
Look, even if you think we're still enemies, we're enemies with a common interest: revenge!
You like revenge, right? Everybody
likes revenge! So let's go get some!
Clank's right. For the sake of our own survival (and for drama
), we must set aside our petty squabbles and act together as a single unit!
: I always felt like I had this little safety zone, because a lot of the things I cared about... I didn't really care about. I don't really need the perfect shoes, it's just fun to pretend I do. And I could look at her and not really care. So she fools peons into thinking she's hot, so what? Who'll care in a few years? We're all going to college and startups. Except... so is she. She'll go far in this world. And she'll get whatever she wants... by making dozens, hundreds, of people feel feel like you do now.
And we gave her that power. So it'll be our fault. Unless... (offers her hand
) Ready to save the world, you post-ironic post-yuppie? Aggie
: Since seventh grade. What took you so long?
I find that when you intend to betray someone powerful, it's best not to be his only enemy.
: Every fiber of my being wants to puke at once when I say this, but I need your heh...I need your helll- Gohan
: You need our help? Vegeta
: That, yes.
Sol! I will never agree with your brutish methods. But...as logic calls for it, we shall assist you! Sol:
Agh, for Christ's sake, I was actually kinda hoping that you'd fight me instead. In case you haven't realized, I don't like working with you. Ky:
Get used to it. We're leaving at once. Sol:
Heh, after you.
Oh man, cooperation amongst enemies! I swear we'd be like in a Saturday night Christmas Special
So now we're forced to work together. How ironic
. Simmons: No, that's not ironic
. Ironic would be if we had to work together to hurt
each other. Donut:
No, ironic would be instead of that guy kidnapping Lopez, Lopez
I think it would be ironic if our guns didn't shoot bullets, but instead squirted a healing salve that cured all wounds
I think it would be ironic if everyone was made of iron
. TWO HOURS LATER Church:
) We're all agreed that while the current situation is not totally
ironic, the fact that we have to work together is odd in an unexpected way that defies our normal circumstances. Is everybody happy
Agreed. 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend.' starswordc:
Wrong. The enemy of my enemy might
be a potential ally, but when enemy #1 is already known for certain from multiple encounters to be composed entirely of omnicidal maniacs
who have never once claimed to be otherwise, I'd at least give serious thought to taking a look at whether joining up with enemy #2 might be more useful. Especially when your standing orders
preclude going with enemy #1. If we're going with cliches, in this case "the devil you know" is Satan
If we didn't hate the same people, we would have a friendship based on nothing.
Mr. Dr. Possible
: Sometimes it takes something like this to bring hero and villain together to work for the common good. Ron
: This happened to you before? Mr. Dr. Possible
: No! Heavens no. But in college I wrote a Captain Constellation
fanfic with a very similar scenario.
Sometimes when a threat is great enough... you have to turn to your enemies for help.
Though Mister Sinister
may seem an odd ally, the pragmatism of "the enemy of your enemy is your friend" seems to apply.