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* Local gang leader Anego in ''Anime/DaiMahouTouge'' becomes pretty chummy with Punie after being defeated.

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* Local gang leader Anego in ''Anime/DaiMahouTouge'' ''Anime/MagicalWitchPuniechan'' becomes pretty chummy with Punie after being defeated.


* Misaki from ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' uses a combination of skill, cuteness and "you're not alone!" speeches to win over every other player. (Add obliviousness, if it's a battle with someone who cheats -- apparently, the ability to win anyway is heightened by her honestly thinking that her opponent would never mess with the odds.)

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* Misaki from ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' uses a combination of skill, cuteness and "you're not alone!" speeches to win over every other player. (Add obliviousness, if it's a battle with someone who cheats -- apparently, the ability to win anyway is heightened by her honestly thinking that her opponent would never mess with the odds.)


* Since it is based on history, the countries of ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'' sometimes fight wars against each other, only to become allies later.

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* Since it is based on history, the countries of ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'' ''Webcomic/HetaliaAxisPowers'' sometimes fight wars against each other, only to become allies later.



* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'':
** Gokudera Hayato declared his [[HoYay/KatekyoHitmanReborn undying devotion]] to Sawada Tsuna after the latter defeated the former by [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass going into "Dying Will" mode]]. Gokudera was about to die from setting off his own dynamite, and Tsuna saved his life.

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** Gokudera Hayato declared his [[HoYay/KatekyoHitmanReborn [[HoYay/Reborn2004 undying devotion]] to Sawada Tsuna after the latter defeated the former by [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass going into "Dying Will" mode]]. Gokudera was about to die from setting off his own dynamite, and Tsuna saved his life.



* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Kotaro becomes TheRival after Negi defeats him during the Kyoto arc. Chisame and Chachamaru also become relatively good friends after their massive hacking battle during the Mahora Festival arc. Later, [[spoiler: Jack Rakan]] is revealed to have had one of these with Nagi in a situation [[GenerationXerox surprisingly similar to the thing with Kotaro]].

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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi'', Kotaro becomes TheRival after Negi defeats him during the Kyoto arc. Chisame and Chachamaru also become relatively good friends after their massive hacking battle during the Mahora Festival arc. Later, [[spoiler: Jack Rakan]] is revealed to have had one of these with Nagi in a situation [[GenerationXerox surprisingly similar to the thing with Kotaro]].


* Happens a lot in both Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin and Manga/GingaDensetsuWeed.

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* %% Happens a lot in both Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin and Manga/GingaDensetsuWeed.


** Since ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is a huge InternalDeconstruction of the entire franchise, this trope gets {{deconstructed|Trope}}, {{averted|Trope}}, {{exploited|Trope}}, {{invoked|Trope}}, and in a few cases {{reconstructed|Trope}}. The reconstructions can be counted on one hand, but they occur because:

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** Since ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is a huge InternalDeconstruction of the entire franchise, this trope gets {{deconstructed|Trope}}, {{averted|Trope}}, {{exploited|Trope}}, {{invoked|Trope}}, and in a few cases {{reconstructed|Trope}}.{{Reconstruction}}. The reconstructions can be counted on one hand, but they occur because:


* It takes a few years, but [[spoiler:Viral]] from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is brought over to the side of the good guys after being defeated over and over again [[spoiler:and his Beastmen comrades are all killed]], because he develops a [[TheRival grudging rivalry]] with Simon, who in turn recognizes him as one of the best pilots in the world who has less sense to quit than he does. [[spoiler:Simon selects Viral to be the Gurren Lagann's secondary pilot when the Anti-Spirals invade]].

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* It takes a few years, but [[spoiler:Viral]] from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is brought over to the side of the good guys after being defeated over and over again [[spoiler:and his Beastmen comrades are all killed]], because he develops a [[TheRival grudging rivalry]] with Simon, who in turn recognizes him as one of the best pilots in the world who has less sense to quit than he does. [[spoiler:Simon selects Viral to be the Gurren Lagann's secondary pilot when the Anti-Spirals invade]].invade]].
* ''Manga/BusoRenkin'': [[DownplayedTrope While it doesn't happen immediately]], Papillon's defeat at the hands of [[StockShonenHero Kazuki]] begins his HeelFaceTurn, going from FauxAffablyEvil to TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou, then becoming an AntiVillain, before finally becoming one of the protagonist's most important allies and a popular urban legend.


* In ''Manga/DarwinsGame'', protagonist Kaname manages to win over several former enemies into being his friends and allies after defeating them in battle.

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* In ''Manga/DarwinsGame'', protagonist Kaname manages to win over several former enemies into being his friends and allies after defeating them in battle.battle.
* It takes a few years, but [[spoiler:Viral]] from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is brought over to the side of the good guys after being defeated over and over again [[spoiler:and his Beastmen comrades are all killed]], because he develops a [[TheRival grudging rivalry]] with Simon, who in turn recognizes him as one of the best pilots in the world who has less sense to quit than he does. [[spoiler:Simon selects Viral to be the Gurren Lagann's secondary pilot when the Anti-Spirals invade]].


* Inverted in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. Todoroki Shouto goes from mostly ignoring Izuku to challenging him as a rival during the Sports Festival arc. In the process he reveals a little about his [[BrokenAce motives]] [[TrainingFromHell and]] [[AbusiveParents background]], and when it comes time for their match, Izuku ends up spending more time [[WarriorTherapist shouting him into a better headspace]] than actually trying to defeat him. Todoroki is able to win ''because'' Izuku gets through to him, and afterward they become close friends.

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* Inverted in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. Shoto Todoroki Shouto goes from mostly ignoring Izuku to challenging him as a rival during the Sports Festival arc. In the process he reveals a little about his [[BrokenAce motives]] [[TrainingFromHell and]] [[AbusiveParents background]], and when it comes time for their match, Izuku ends up spending more time [[WarriorTherapist shouting him into a better headspace]] than actually trying to defeat him. Todoroki is able to win ''because'' Izuku gets through to him, and afterward they become close friends.


* In the ''[[Manga/DaiNoDaiBouken Dragon Quest]]'' manga, Dai earns several allies after beating them in one on one combat.

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* In the ''[[Manga/DaiNoDaiBouken Dragon Quest]]'' manga, ''Manga/DragonQuestTheAdventureOfDai'', Dai earns several allies after beating them in one on one combat.


* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': Khun and Bam trick Rak, who wants to kill them, into joining their team, and they become TrueCompanions. Bam cuts up Hwa Ryun's face and takes out an eye and they travel together for five or six years. Ja Wangnan tricks Viole into joining his team and they become friends.

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* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': Khun and Bam trick Rak, who wants to kill them, into joining their team, and they become TrueCompanions. Bam cuts up Hwa Ryun's Hwaryun's face and takes out an eye and they travel together for five or six years. Ja Wangnan tricks Viole into joining his team and they become friends.


* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': Koon and Baam trick Rak, who wants to kill them, into joining their team, and they become TrueCompanions. Baam cuts up Hwa Ryun's face and takes out an eye and they travel together for five or six years. Ja Wangnan tricks Viole into joining his team and they become friends.

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* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': Koon Khun and Baam Bam trick Rak, who wants to kill them, into joining their team, and they become TrueCompanions. Baam Bam cuts up Hwa Ryun's face and takes out an eye and they travel together for five or six years. Ja Wangnan tricks Viole into joining his team and they become friends.


** Many of the human relationships are this way too. At first, Ash couldn't stand [[TheRival Gary or Paul]], but once he'd fought them in the Pokémon League he formed a new friendship, or at least mutual respect, with the both of them. More generally, the ToBeAMaster nature of the series means that many non-evil characters are after the same goals as TheProtagonist, and while they compete against one another there's no real hatred between the majority of trainers.

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** Many of the human relationships are this way too. At first, Ash couldn't stand [[TheRival Gary or Paul]], but once he'd fought them in the Pokémon League he formed a new friendship, or at least mutual respect, with the both of them. More generally, the ToBeAMaster nature of the series means that many non-evil characters are after the same goals as TheProtagonist, Ash, and while they compete against one another there's no real hatred between the majority of trainers.

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* Happens a lot in both Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin and Manga/GingaDensetsuWeed.


** Almost every member in the Z team at one point had the sole goal in life to defeat and/or kill Goku (or [[NeverSayDie "send him to another dimension"]]), the only exceptions being Gohan and Goten (which are his sons) and Trunks (Vegeta's son, who had already become a Z-fighter by then). Overall, Piccolo (the final villain in early ''Manga/DragonBall'') and Vegeta (who started out as a villain in the first part of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'') were the most reluctant, but both became allies in the end, even though they were evil at first. In the case of Vegeta, the other characters are [[KarmaHoudini all too ready to forgive him]] after he had voluntarily became a minion and killed thousands of {{Innocent Bystander}}s. ''Those'' were revived, but the people he killed on Namek and East City were explicitly left dead, thanks to accidental mis-wishing. Maybe that's why [[spoiler: he went [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty straight to Hell]] after he tried to [[TakingYouWithMe kill Majin Buu with a suicide attack]] and already got the punishment he deserved]].

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** Almost every member in the Z team at one point had the sole goal in life to defeat and/or kill Goku (or [[NeverSayDie "send him to another dimension"]]), the only exceptions being Chi-Chi (who developed a crush on Goku, and later married him), Gohan and Goten (which are his sons) sons), and Trunks (Vegeta's son, who had already become a Z-fighter by then). Overall, Piccolo (the final villain in early ''Manga/DragonBall'') and Vegeta (who started out as a villain in the first part of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'') were the most reluctant, but both became allies in the end, even though they were evil at first. In the case of Vegeta, the other characters are [[KarmaHoudini all too ready to forgive him]] after he had voluntarily became a minion and killed thousands of {{Innocent Bystander}}s. ''Those'' were revived, but the people he killed on Namek and East City were explicitly left dead, thanks to accidental mis-wishing. Maybe that's why [[spoiler: he went [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty straight to Hell]] after he tried to [[TakingYouWithMe kill Majin Buu with a suicide attack]] and already got the punishment he deserved]].



** Avo and Cado from the JUMP Super Anime Tour special.

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** Avo and Cado from the JUMP Super Anime Tour special. After being defeated by Gotenks and Goku, the two are seen at the celebratory feast afterwards.



** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''[='s=] Universe Survival Saga, Goku has to put together a team of ten fighters for an inter-universe tournament; rather tellingly, the vast majority of the team (seven out of the ten) were Goku's enemies at some point in the past. [[spoiler:This ratio stays the same even after Majin Buu has to be replaced at the last minute -- Goku goes to Hell and recruits Frieza over the protests of everybody else.]]

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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''[='s=] Universe Survival Saga, Goku has to put together a team of ten fighters for an inter-universe tournament; rather tellingly, the vast majority of the team (seven out of the ten) were Goku's enemies at some point in the past.past (the exceptions are Goku, Gohan, and Master Roshi). [[spoiler:This ratio stays the same even after Majin Buu has to be replaced at the last minute -- Goku goes to Hell and recruits Frieza over the protests of everybody else.]]


** Also Subverted with Frieza every time he's been revived. No matter how many times he's lost to him, he absolutely ''hates'' Goku with a passion and will never stop trying to murder him. [[spoiler: Even with the fate of the entire universe in the balance, the first thing he does when Goku recruits him for the Tournament of Power is casually punch him in the gut, and he later traps Goku in an energy sphere that nearly erases him from existence. Even after being revived by the end of the Tournament of Power as reward for his efforts, Frieza point-blank stated to the heroes that he won't be changing any time soon. Indeed, by the next time they meet, Frieza tries to murder Goku and Vegeta indirectly by manipulating Paragus and Broly against them.]]

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** Also Subverted with Frieza every time he's been revived. No matter how many times he's lost to him, he absolutely ''hates'' Goku with a passion and will never stop trying to murder him. [[spoiler: Even with the fate of the entire universe in the balance, the first thing he does when Goku recruits him for the Tournament of Power is casually punch him in the gut, and he later traps Goku in an energy sphere that nearly erases him from existence. Even after being revived by the end of the Tournament of Power as reward for his efforts, Frieza point-blank stated to the heroes that he won't be changing any time soon. Indeed, by the next time they meet, Frieza tries to murder Goku and Vegeta indirectly by manipulating sending Paragus and Broly against to fight them.]]

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