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Those Two Bad Guys:
Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb of (a homage to Codename: Kids Next Door Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd).
Static Shock Specs and Trapper.
Puff and Onyx, too, a little.
In : Mr. Touch and Mr. Go.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 Bebop and Rocksteady at times fell into this role in the 1987 series.
In the 2012 series, it's now Dogpound and Fishface.
's Guys in White are a subversion; They don't even Danny Phantom try to be civil and clearly dislike one another. The X-treme Ghostbreakers aren't much different.
The Venture Bros. Watch and Ward, who are constanly bickering and trip each other up at every turn. Dr. Girlfriend and the Monarch might qualify, too.
Kevin and Tim-Tom, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch's Murderous Moppets, definitely fit all known qualifications for this trope.
A Lampshade Hanging:
Could you sign this, boss? It's for 24, he got knifed by the Moppets.
Which one is 24 again?
What?! You're kidding, right? Let me give a hint: you know how every time you talk to me, there's usually another guy next to me. That's 24.
Right, right, right, the one that sounds like Ray Romano. I like him.
Just any duo voiced by Hammer and Publick might qualify for this.
Inverted by Mr. Doe and Mr. Cardholder, the OSI operatives sent to Jonas Venture, Jr. to help defeat The Monarch. And then played straight in the Season 4 finale when it turns out they are Guild moles.
Transformers Megatron and Starscream in various incarnations would count if they'd stop insulting each other in the midst of their exposition.
has Obsidian and Strika, legendary generals.
Beast Machines And various pairs like Rumble and Frenzy and all of the Decepticon Targetmasters, Headmasters, and Duocons, the G1 Scorponok and his partner Lord Zarak arguably being the most iconic example.
also has Blitzwing and Lugnut, who tend to hang out together even when they aren't actually fighting anyone. The funny thing about that is, because of Blitzwing's near- Transformers Animated Literal Split Personality, they can either be brains and brawn (Lugnut and "cold" Blitzwing), brawn and brawn (Lugnut and "hot" Blitzwing), or brawn and WTF!? (Lugnut and random Blitzwing).
Runabout and Runamuck, an inseparable pair of Beavis & Butt-Head-like delinquents.
Perhaps most emblematically, Spaceshot and Blackout, the mismatched pair who operates one of the most powerful weapons of the Decepticons' entire fighting force, the Decepticon Anti-Aircraft Base. Spaceshot is dutiful, dedicated, and heroic (yes, there are heroic Decepticons), while Blackout is a cowardly, spineless, would-be deserter. What's more, as Micromaster Combiners, they each transform into one half of a vehicle mode, with the other one turning into the other half.
Ransack and Crumplezone in .
Cybertron And every incarnation of the Dreadwing and Smokescreen molds from G2, including the originals, BB and Starscream from Beast Wars II, Gigant Bomb and Smokesniper from Robot Masters, and Smokejumper and Dreadwind from Robots in Disguise and Armada. While the various incarnations have their idiosyncracies, the constant is that they're Brains and Brawn who pal around to cover up their weakness in either area.
Similarly, the original Dreadwind and Darkwing, as well; Like Dreadwing and Smokescreen, they can also combine. (Their combined form is called Dreadwing, but isn't to be confused with the other Dreadwings. Well, not all of them, anyway.) Also, Dreadwind and Darkwing each has an organic partner who powers them up. However, they don't get along with their partners so well.
: Transformers Prime Knock Out and Breakdown; this ends once Breakdown is slain by Airachnid.
Dumb Muscle Korg and his Butt Monkey Zet in .
Magi-Nation Gila and Diesel from .
Night Hood Hack and Slash of . Or at least, they would be if they weren't so dumb.
ReBoot Two-Badd in . They even have the name down. They're also a subversion, starting out (in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) the 2002 series, at least) as rival bounty hunters Tuvar and Baddrha hired by Skeletor to bring down He-Man... before they're turned into a two-headed monster for screwing up the mission.
Professor Pyg and Mister Toad in . According to Beware the Batman Word of God, they're a direct homage to Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint from Diamonds are Forever.
Gutsman and Cutman in the Ruby-Spears production. Mega Man Shame about their IQs. Elecman and Bombman are a less frequent but definite evil duo.
The Fairly OddParents Though more jerkasses than true bad guys, Tad and Chad fit this role.
HP and Sanderson.
And on the few occasions they've teamed up, HP and Anti-Cosmo.
Bogel and Weird on , whose purpose was to serve the The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo Monster of the Week.
Kip and Beidermen from .
The Wild Thornberrys In Seabert, Carbon (whose name rhymes with "brawn") and Sulfuric.
The Twins from have this sort of dynamic at times.
Superjail The Vreedle Brothers from .
Ben 10: Alien Force Hip and Hop (Lemmy and Iggy) from the and Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoons.
Super Mario World #88 and #89 from .
American Dragon Jake Long In the second season of , Adventures of the Gummi Bears Duke Igthorn is given some ogres that are different from his normal unnamed Mooks: Gad (who is purple) and Zook (who's green with orange hair). The two are always seen together and, as the series progresses, becomes much more prominent.
has two groups, claiming to be on opposite sides of the law: the The Simpsons Springfield Police Department's Lou and Eddie ("Maybe we don't want to give you a ticket.") and the Legitimate Businessmen's Club's Legs and Louie. That other guy? He doesn't count.
Rufus and Twig, the Dweasels, from .
Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders : Almighty Tallest Red and Purple. An interesting example, because they're technically the Invader Zim Big Bad Duumvirate, but since Zim is the main villain trying to take over the Earth they mostly just act as Mac Guffins, exposition or comic relief.
This is probably because they're not actually particularly interested in conquering Earth; on the big map of the galaxy where they've got Operation Impending Doom Two laid out, Earth is a post-it note stuck to one side.
Skulk and Sammy from .
The Little Flying Bears Xin Fu and Master Yu, the two bounty hunters hired to track down Toph, from
Avatar: The Last Airbender. Mai and Ty Lee could be considered this to an extent.
Dick Dastardly and Muttley were popular enough on to Wacky Races get their own show the following season.
had the two thugs Rocky and Mugsy.
Looney Tunes Boris and Natasha from .
Rocky and Bullwinkle Ratty and Mole from .
Mr. Bogus Frizz and Nug from . Sometimes Sgt Blob and Urpgor take this role as well. Reconstructed with Rufus and Amberley, who play a similar role at times, but are The Dreamstone Hero Antagonists.
Peppermint Larry and Candy Wife in the later episodes of .
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Poodle and Batty from .
Almost Naked Animals Portia and Gwen from
The Mighty B! Garrett Bobby Furgeson and his son in .
Regular Show Citrocet and his gorilla friend from .
The Ripping Friends Lash and Nash from the 1999 series.
Woody Woodpecker The two criminals/burglers in .
Mr. Bean Miss Turtle and Baby Shellby from .
House of Mouse has Spud and Wally, a pair of criminals who appear in three episodes and provide minor conflicts for the characters.
Goof Troop has Scratch and Grounder, Dr. Robotnik's incompetent henchbots, who would later become a Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Fountain of Expies for other such duos.
gave us Sleet and Dingo, a pair of bounty hunters Robotnik hired to take down Sonic and his siblings.
Sonic Underground The Flim-Flam Brothers from give us this My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and a catchy Villain Song!
Rocko and Henshaw, Joker's occasional duo of henchmen in .
Batman: The Animated Series The Troublemakers from .
Team Umizoomi Sharky and Bones from .
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Sidekick Grim and Hildy Gloom from .
The 7D Killer and Diller on would be reused and renamed in the The Ruff & Reddy Show cartoon "Big Brave Bear."