Quotes / Friendly Enemy

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    Anime and Manga 

I could hardly be unfriendly to him. After all, he may very well be the last person I ever see.
Rider, Fate/Zero.

We will always be... the best of foes!
Keroro and Kogoro, Sgt. Frog

    Comic Books 

Could it be that I commit my crimes for reasons OTHER than monetary gain? Could it be that I derive pleasure from passing my time in challenges of wit and skill? Could it be that the crime of murder is too mundane, too artless, to satisfy my needs? Could it be that I actually RESPECT The Batman and LOOK FORWARD to our periodic tests? Of COURSE it could. And were I to KILL The Batman - red-letter day aside ... the rest of my days could well be blank boxes. With The Batman dead, would I have any reason to live? And yet ... the money ...
Calender Man, Batman

Hal Jordan: Were we ever truly friends?
Sinestro: That's the tragedy of all this, Jordan. Hal. We'll always be friends.

    Fan Fiction 

Underneath the note sat a necklace with a silver pendant in the shape of the Eiffel Tower. Ivy chuckled as she realized its significance: it was the site of one of Carmen's great escapes — one that took place during the only time she had worked with Zack and Ivy. A symbol of communion, then... and of Carmen's taunting. She could work with them and appreciate them, the gift seemed to say, but they would never capture her.
Silver, a Carmen Sandiego fanfic

    Film - Live-Action 

Buzz: You know something? I like you. You know that?
Jim: Then... Why do we do this?
Buzz: Well... You gotta do something, don't you?


My honored enemy! Would that my friends and allies were half as dependable as you. So, will you take my hand?
Yambu, Book of Swords

[Aziraphale was] The Enemy, of course. But an enemy for six thousand years now, which made him a sort of friend.
Crowley, Good Omens

There's no-one closer, more like family, than old enemies.

A friend can betray you, but with an old enemy, you always know where you stand.

    Live-Action TV 

Spend a career in covert ops and you're going to know some bad people. You'll work with them, you'll live with them, you might even trust your life with them. But none of that makes them your friend. It can't. Because one day, you might have to end them.
Burn Notice, "Double Booked"

A frenemy is someone who is both your friend and your enemy at the same time. China is our enemy because they are a totalitarian regime that despises our values of freedom and democracy. They're our friend because... look at these tube socks! 12 for $1.99!

A cosmos without the Doctor scarcely bears thinking about.

Zayra: I can't believe you're defending [Odo], Quark. You're his worst enemy.
Quark: I guess that's the closest thing he has in this world to a friend.


But on my show tonight, ladies and gentlemen, as you probably know, my guest star is Fred Allen. And lots of people think, of course, because of this feud that's been going on for so many years, that Fred and I are enemies, that we hate each other. And this isn't true at all, because Fred Allen and I are the the best of friends! (beat) Well, maybe I'm overdoing it. You know what I mean, just a little bit, I, I wouldn't say that we were the best of friends, you know I would just say that we, uh, I'd say that we're friends. You know, just friends. (beat) Of course, friends might not be the exact word, that I'm trying to say; wh-what I mean is that we're more, uh, more, uh... Well, I dunno maybe we do hate each other. (beat) I know I can't stand him.
Jack Benny, The Jack Benny Program, 1953-04-19

    Video Games 

After [my father] died here, our government blamed him for the defeat. It seems only his enemies saw him for the good man he was.

Indeed? I too grow tired of peace, let's do this!
Alexander the Great if you declare war on him, Civilization V

When that station blew, there wasn't a piece left bigger than a turian's right nut. So I went home, to give the volus the good news. But before I got halfway there, I got a message from Aleena. "Better luck next time!" Now I'm not superstitious, but if someone's that tough... they deserve to live.
Urdnot Wrex, Mass Effect

Naomi: But... didn't you try to kill each other?
Snake: That's true. We did. In Zanzibar. But it was nothing personal. We were just professionals on opposite sides, that's all.
Naomi: And you still call yourselves friends?
Snake: Hard to believe? War is no reason to end a friendship.
— A discussion on Solid Snake and Gray Fox's relationship, Metal Gear Solid


Largo: Well, Ed, good to see ya. Guess I gotta beat the crap out of you now.
Ed: That's cool. I really wish I could shoot you in the face.

    Web Original 

It pleases me to say that in the twilight of their doomed relationship (doomed in the sense that it never quite worked in the way that the writers devised... it never even got close to approaching the Odo/Quark family in adversity vibe) there is something touching to be said about how Tuvok and Neelix feel about each other. They might have annoyed the hell out of each other for seven years but familiarity has bred respect and their "hypothetical" conversation sees Tuvok aiding Neelix in his plans to save the Talaxians. For Tuvok to say that Neelix is much more than just a cook and that he is one of the most resourceful individuals that he has ever known pulls at the heartstrings because its only during these farewell episodes where all the pretense falls away.
Doc Oho on Star Trek: Voyager, "Homestead"

Grif: Let me get this straight. We're in the middle of an intergalactic struggle for control of the universe... and you guys are taking a few days off to go on vacation?
Church: We'll be back in a few days, guys. We can start the war back up then.
Grif: Okay, have fun.
Church: And while we're gone, don't drive our tank.
Grif: Fine!
Church: And no parties!

It's regarding our friend slash enemy slash companion. Or friendinamapanion for short.
Sarge, Red vs. Blue

They’re all getting dressed up in their Sunday best and having a funeral for Magneto. What makes this weird isn't just that Magneto will be returning by the end of the episode, although that certainly takes the fun out of a funeral, but that Xavier refers to him as "our most intractable opponent," which is pretty weird when you consider that they actually only fought him once, and every other appearance involved either teaming up or hanging out in the Jungle for about eighteen months.
Chris Sims on X-Men, "Sanctuary, Part 2"

Dude, it's like Sonic had to take a sick-day and couldn't stop Robotnik's latest evil scheme, so he asked Ulala to take care of him so Sonic could rest and get better.
skurvay on "Space Channel Robotnik"

Alucard: Eh, welp, my boner's gone.
Anderson: Aye, kind of a mood-killer.
Alucard: Wanna try this again some other time?
Anderson: Of course! Kill ya later, you monstrous heathen.
Alucard: You too, you Catholic sociopath.

    Western Animation 

I no like you, but I like you.
Japanese Stewie, Family Guy, "Road To The Multiverse"

Leela: Hermes wasn't your friend! He always insulted you and hit you!
Zoidberg: What, you mean all those insults and hits? No, that was just friendly teasing! Point is, he was the only one who cared enough to insult me!
Leela: I insult you, you yam-faced yokel!
Zoidberg: Sure, when it was convenient. But he would insult me just for the sake of it.
Futurama, "The Six Million Dollar Mon"

The Flash: Dude, as soon as you finish your drink, turn yourself in.
Trickster: (raising his glass cheerfully) Got me again, Flash!
Justice League, "Flash and Substance"

Wolf: Mornin', Sam!
Sheepdog: Mornin', Ralph.
Looney Tunes, "A Sheep in the Deep" (1962)note 

A true Luchador knows that an enemy is just a friend who... doesn't like you and is mean to you all the time.
The Flea, ˇMucha Lucha!

Well, I don't even need you anymore, yeah. I've got an even better best friend. He's a really good listener; he even put up with me going on about how great you were! Hah! It's clear to me now that my real best friend is Perry the Plat—oof!
Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Phineas and Ferb

Just because we're archenemies, doesn't mean we can't be friends.

Just because I tape your phone conversations and monitor your emails, doesn't mean we can't be friends.

    Real Life 

I never met Nixon. But I did hear him say that the auditorium of his library should be used to enact "great debates like - oh, Vidal and Buckley." Also, on his first visit to New York after his defeat by Jack, he said, "I'm here to see The Best Man," my play, in which he darkly figures.
Gore Vidal, Palimpsest