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Those Two Guys:
As proof that you can pull these guys from other categories, has the pair start out as part of a small group of bandits, the first moment of menace for the Heroine and the chance for the Hero to save the Heroine for the start of a No Need for Bushido Rescue Romance (or whatever). Then we think they're out of the story. Nope, they show up later, and their oblivious-to-obvious-clues nature pretty quickly becomes a running gag before they end up finding the party and starting to help them out.
Bob and Elmer from . Stan and Jack also fit the trope to some degree, especially in their earlier appearances.
Penny and Aggie In , Yuki's friends MegaTokyo Mami and Asako.
had Touro's two nameless friends, known only as "Sarcastic Friend" and "Swearing Friend". The Swearing Friend was enough of an Sexy Losers Ensemble Dark Horse that he started making slightly bigger appearances than just being Touro's foil.
"The Comet and the Pirates" arc of has "Those Two Frog-Fish Guys" who are obsessed with taking over things (the Station, an incoming comet, the coming-soon ski resort ...)
Station V3 has Ansem Retort Darth Maul and Marluxia filling this role. Maul is lazy, offensive, violent, and as much of a Cloudcuckoolander as anyone can be without being retarded. Marluxia is the gayest Straight Man ever — relatively speaking that is, considering that takes place in Cloudcuckooland.
Ansem Retort Robbie and Jase in . PvP Until Robbie won the lottery and Jase moved in with his girlfriend. Even though Jase is living with Robbie again, their role has significantly changed.
The unnamed roaches become "Those Two Dictyoptera" as they always appear in pairs to spur on commentary or to perform sight gags such as The Order of the Stick Flipping the Table.
: Eerie Cuties Cess and Laura are a villainous example, who have known each other since childhood. They're a pair of minor antagonists, who're always trying to overthrow Layla as Charybdis Heights' most popular girl, but they're plans usually fail, due to either being poorly thought out, or just plain weird. As if chapter 14, .
they've turned over a new leaf and appear to be on good terms with Layla Clyde and Blinky from .
The Captain: I am the handsome masculine lead! I have top billing! You guys are the ones whose pitiful deaths will send me on my path of vengeance.
Torg: Well, we're dimensional travelers with more interesting characterization! You are a shallow stereotype needing no development at all!
Torg: The defense rests!
Drow Tales has Baliir and Kuso. They aren't normal by our standards, but by drow standards they're really ordinary guys. And they have the whole "contrasting" thing down to the letter.
The twins Lenny and Vinny (aka Leo and Vince) from .
Zoophobia has Nick and Shep. At least until Schlock Mercenary Shep leaves.
Smic and Hannah in Jayden and Crusader tend to be minor background characters... right up until the point they finish their massive death machine. Or make something explode.
has two sets: Team Fast and Chuy's two brothers.
Girly Tweaking the archetype a little has Exiern Neils and Bhors, two eight-foot tall members of the king's Praetorian Guard, as Those Two Guys.
Equius and Nepeta from Homestuck are not really all that important, but they're almost never seen without at least mentioning the other, if not speaking to each other and adventurin' together. They're also Platonic Life Partners and have engaged in many a Heartwarming Moment in times where the story gets pretty dark.
The Jägers Oggie, Maxim and Dimo often fill this role in , either all together or in various pairs.
Girl Genius Rick and Malloy from morphE are guards of the manor who enjoy bickering about the tasks they are given during otherwise dramatic scenes.
Bit of a zig-zag in with Fighter and Black Mage. BM wants absolutely nothing to with Fighter and yet, from start to finish, he remains with Fighter the whole way. In large part this has more to with how he and Fighter are perceived by Thief and Red Mage because they were already together before they all met, leading to Thief and RM to naturally consider them to be partners by virtue of mutual consent rather than 8-Bit Theater Clevinger's Laws of the Universe.