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* It would take less time to list the antagonists in ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' that didn't do this than take the time to list those that did. Suffice it to say, by the final arc, there were 30-some good guys. Ditto for its full-series {{Expy}}, ''[[Anime/{{Bakugan}} Bakugan Battle Brawlers]]''.

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* It would take less time to list the antagonists in ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' ''Anime/BakutenShootBeyblade'' that didn't do this than take the time to list those that did. Suffice it to say, by the final arc, there were 30-some good guys. Ditto for its full-series {{Expy}}, ''[[Anime/{{Bakugan}} Bakugan Battle Brawlers]]''.


A longstanding tradition in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':

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** Nearly all of Jotaro's 16-year-old uncle (long story) Josuke's friends were people who tries to kill him the first time they met.

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** Nearly This is especially prevalent in Part 4 - nearly all of Jotaro's 16-year-old uncle (long story) Josuke's large group of friends were are people who tries tried to kill him the first time they met.met. Out of all the Jojos, Josuke is most dedicated to ThouShallNotKill and prefers to befriend his opponents, with only a few being [[KnightOfCerebus just too evil for redemption.]]


* This is a recurring theme in ''Anime/VariableGeo'', most notably where [[AmbiguouslyBrown Jun Kubota]] and [[ForeignFanservice Erina Goldsmith]] are concerned:

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* This is a recurring theme in ''Anime/VariableGeo'', most notably where [[AmbiguouslyBrown Jun Kubota]] and [[ForeignFanservice Erina Goldsmith]] Goldsmith are concerned:


* More or less the running theme of ''LightNovel/ThatTimeIGotReincarnatedAsASlime''. Rimuru generally recruits new citizens by fending off their attempted attack, then [[MeaningfulRename giving them names]] to make them more powerful. This happens with the Direwolves, Ogres ("Kijin" post-naming-powerup), and to some extent the Lizardmen (only their rebellious prince tries to attack Rimuru's clan). PlayedForLaughs with the Goblins, the first group of followers, who are so terrified by Rimuru's "aura" that they surrender immediately.

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* More or less the running theme of ''LightNovel/ThatTimeIGotReincarnatedAsASlime''. Rimuru generally recruits new citizens by fending off their attempted attack, then [[MeaningfulRename giving them names]] to make them more powerful. This happens with the Direwolves, Ogres ("Kijin" post-naming-powerup), and to some extent the Lizardmen (only their rebellious prince tries to attack Rimuru's clan). PlayedForLaughs with the Goblins, the first group of followers, who are so terrified by Rimuru's "aura" that they surrender immediately.immediately.
* In ''Manga/DarwinsGame'', protagonist Kaname manages to win over several former enemies into being his friends and allies after defeating them in battle.


** The first real friend that Jonathan Joestar makes is Robert E. O. Speedwagon, who tried to mug him. Jonathan even managed to earn Dio Brando's respect and admiration after destroying the latter's body. Dio even berates one of his minions for mocking Jonathan. Too bad Dio took it to Yandere levels, [[spoiler: to the point of killing Jonathan and claiming his body for himself.]]

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** The first real friend that Jonathan Joestar makes is Robert E. O. Speedwagon, who tried to mug him. Jonathan even managed to earn Dio Brando's respect and admiration after destroying the latter's body. Dio even berates one of his minions for mocking Jonathan. Too bad Dio took it to Yandere {{Yandere}} levels, [[spoiler: to the point of killing Jonathan and claiming his body for himself.]]


* A longstanding tradition in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. The first real friend that Jonathan Joestar makes is Robert E. O. Speedwagon, who tried to mug him. Jonathan's great-great grandson Jotaro makes friends with Kakyoin and Polnareff by freeing them from Dio's mind control, and nearly all of Jotaro's 16 year old uncle (long story) Josuke's friends were people who tries to kill him the first time they met. Jonathan even managed to earn Dio Brando's respect and admiration after destroying the latter's body. Dio even berates one of his minions for mocking Jonathan. Too bad Dio took it to {{Yandere}} levels, [[spoiler:to the point of killing Jonathan and claiming his body for himself]].

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* A longstanding tradition in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
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The first real friend that Jonathan Joestar makes is Robert E. O. Speedwagon, who tried to mug him. Jonathan's great-great grandson Jotaro makes friends with Kakyoin and Polnareff by freeing them from Dio's mind control, and nearly all of Jotaro's 16 year old uncle (long story) Josuke's friends were people who tries to kill him the first time they met. Jonathan even managed to earn Dio Brando's respect and admiration after destroying the latter's body. Dio even berates one of his minions for mocking Jonathan. Too bad Dio took it to {{Yandere}} Yandere levels, [[spoiler:to [[spoiler: to the point of killing Jonathan and claiming his body for himself]].himself.]]
** Jonathan's great-great-grandson Jotaro makes friends with Kakyoin and Polnareff by freeing them from Dio's mind control.
** Nearly all of Jotaro's 16-year-old uncle (long story) Josuke's friends were people who tries to kill him the first time they met.
** Dio and Jonathan's son (long story) Giorno pulls this on Bruno Bucciarati, a Mafioso who was sent to kill him. He even talks Bucciarati into rebelling against TheDon in order to shut down the gang's drug trade.


** Inverted when Maka fights Crona, [[spoiler:as Maka is able to befriend Crona after matching his/her wavelength, ending the fight without either being beaten. So in this case, it was "defeat" ''by'' friendship. And ''boy'' is it a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarmer]]. Even the ending sequence changes to reflect it]].

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** Inverted when Maka fights Crona, [[spoiler:as Maka is able to befriend Crona after matching his/her wavelength, ending the fight without either being beaten. So in this case, it was "defeat" ''by'' friendship. And ''boy'' is it a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarmer]]. Even the ending sequence changes to reflect it]].



** Death the Kid, Liz and Patty's backstory is [[spoiler:that Liz and Patty [[MuggingTheMonster tried to mug]] him. All we see is flashbacks, but this was most likely the outcome]]. According to ch 78 this is not the entire story - Kid, being a naive rich guy with symmetry on the brain, came to find the pair known as the 'Demons of Brooklyn' to have them as his Weapons. They agree originally because they want his money, and only later come to realize they genuinely [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming like being with the boy]]]]. The Defeat's there but the Friendship took time.

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** Death the Kid, Liz and Patty's backstory is [[spoiler:that Liz and Patty [[MuggingTheMonster tried to mug]] him. All we see is flashbacks, but this was most likely the outcome]]. According to ch 78 this is not the entire story - Kid, being a naive rich guy with symmetry on the brain, came to find the pair known as the 'Demons of Brooklyn' to have them as his Weapons. They agree originally because they want his money, and only later come to realize they genuinely [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming like [[spoiler:like being with the boy]]]].boy]]. The Defeat's there but the Friendship took time.


** It is wryly noted that this is how Nanoha seems to make all of her friends, both {{Muggles}} and other mages. So much so that fans use the word "befriend" as a synonym for "beat the crap out of". Before anyone is deemed worthy of her affection, (s)he first has to miraculously survive one of her [[WaveMotionGun massively aggressive onslaughts]], which Fate experiences first-hand. In fact, our current page image of Nanoha's final fight with Fate, leading to their freindship.

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** It is wryly noted that this is how Nanoha seems to make all of her friends, both {{Muggles}} and other mages. So much so that fans use the word "befriend" as a synonym for "beat the crap out of". Before anyone is deemed worthy of her affection, (s)he first has to miraculously survive one of her [[WaveMotionGun massively aggressive onslaughts]], which Fate experiences first-hand. In fact, our current page image of Nanoha's final fight with Fate, leading to their freindship.friendship.



** Also Subverted with Freeza 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 thwarted in those plans, he internally monologues that the reason he's gotten stronger despite being cocooned in Hell is that he spent the entire time concentrating on the myriad ways he'd kill Goku if he ever got free.]]
** 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 Freeza over the protests of everybody else.]]

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** Also Subverted with Freeza 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 thwarted in those plans, he internally monologues that the reason he's gotten stronger despite being cocooned in Hell is that he spent the entire time concentrating on the myriad ways he'd kill Goku if he ever got free.]]
** 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 Freeza Frieza over the protests of everybody else.]]



** After Ranma defeats Shampoo as a male, she becomes his fiancée by tribal law. Later Ranma defeats Ukyo and they go back to being friends (in her case, an [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]]). Before both fights the girls were out for revenge, and after the fight they more-or-less became friends (or [[LoveAtFirstPunch clingy unrequited love interest]]) with him. Other than that though, none of Ranma's many rivals have ever become friend and always get madder at him after defeat.

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** After Ranma defeats Shampoo as a male, she becomes his fiancée by tribal law. Later Ranma defeats Ukyo and they go back to being friends (in her case, an [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]]). Before both fights the girls were out for revenge, and after the fight they more-or-less became friends (or [[LoveAtFirstPunch clingy unrequited love interest]]) with him. Other than that though, none of Ranma's many rivals have ever become friend friends and always get madder at him after defeat.


* In ''Manhua/GoddessCreationSystem'' Ming Zhu challenges Xiaxi to some competitions to drive her away from Jun'er, but after losing 2-1 and hearing Xiaxi explain that a relationship with Jun'er would be a bad idea to start with, she grows interested in her and decides to come back to visit once a year.

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* In ''Manhua/GoddessCreationSystem'' Ming Zhu challenges Xiaxi to some competitions to drive her away from Jun'er, but after losing 2-1 and hearing Xiaxi explain that a relationship with Jun'er would be a bad idea to start with, she grows interested in her and decides to come back to visit once a year.year.
* More or less the running theme of ''LightNovel/ThatTimeIGotReincarnatedAsASlime''. Rimuru generally recruits new citizens by fending off their attempted attack, then [[MeaningfulRename giving them names]] to make them more powerful. This happens with the Direwolves, Ogres ("Kijin" post-naming-powerup), and to some extent the Lizardmen (only their rebellious prince tries to attack Rimuru's clan). PlayedForLaughs with the Goblins, the first group of followers, who are so terrified by Rimuru's "aura" that they surrender immediately.


* ''Manga/AmazingAgentLuna'' has Luna [[spoiler:offering her protection to the [[EvilTwin evil clone]] she had just defeated]].


* The second episode of ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'' shows Saki being very antagonistic toward Sakura... right up until Sakura starts BattleRapping with her and calls her out in front of an entire audience. That impresses Saki so much that she jumps onboard with the IdolSinger plot and actually starts leading the group in the next episode.

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* The second episode of ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'' shows Saki being very antagonistic toward Sakura... right up until Sakura starts BattleRapping with her and calls her out in front of an entire audience. That impresses Saki so much that she jumps onboard with the IdolSinger plot and actually starts leading the group in the next episode.episode.
* In ''Manhua/GoddessCreationSystem'' Ming Zhu challenges Xiaxi to some competitions to drive her away from Jun'er, but after losing 2-1 and hearing Xiaxi explain that a relationship with Jun'er would be a bad idea to start with, she grows interested in her and decides to come back to visit once a year.


* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': The first thing Boss did (''in ALL versions'') when he met Kouji was punching him and picking a fight with him. It did not work well for Boss. At all. Kouji won always, whether it was a fist fight or a bike-riding contest, making Boss severely unhappy. And angrier. However, Boss came to grudgingly respect Kouji thanks to it, and thus they eventually became friends -[[VitriolicBestBuds even although a tad vitriolic half of time]]-. Actually, in one of their first arguments, in spite of Boss was angry, [[GenreSavvy Kouji himself laughed it off and told he was sure of they would become good friends.]]

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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': The first thing Boss did (''in ALL versions'') when he met Kouji was punching him and picking a fight with him. It did not work well for Boss. At all. Kouji won always, whether it was a fist fight or a bike-riding contest, making Boss severely unhappy. And angrier. However, Boss came to grudgingly respect Kouji thanks to it, and thus they eventually became friends -[[VitriolicBestBuds even although a tad vitriolic half of time]]-. Actually, in one of their first arguments, in spite of Boss was angry, [[GenreSavvy Kouji himself laughed it off and told he was sure of they would become good friends.]]


* 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''. 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.friends.
* The second episode of ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'' shows Saki being very antagonistic toward Sakura... right up until Sakura starts BattleRapping with her and calls her out in front of an entire audience. That impresses Saki so much that she jumps onboard with the IdolSinger plot and actually starts leading the group in the next episode.


* This trope is [[ConversationalTroping conversed]] in episode 100 of ''Anime/{{Gintama}}''. Gintoki have to help a Magazine/ShonenJump'' editor and a mangaka improve their manga, and take the exemple of [[BlandNameProduct Dragon Bozu]] , the [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe]] equivalent [[TropeCodifier of]] DragonBall to explain what he call the "Jump System". Being a Shonen Jump Manga Itself, Gintama can use this trope on occasion.

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* This trope is [[ConversationalTroping conversed]] in episode 100 of ''Anime/{{Gintama}}''. Gintoki have to help a Magazine/ShonenJump'' editor and a mangaka improve their manga, and take the exemple of [[BlandNameProduct Dragon Bozu]] , the [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe]] equivalent [[TropeCodifier of]] DragonBall ''Franchise/DragonBall'' to explain what he call the "Jump System". Being a Shonen Jump Manga Itself, Gintama can use this trope on occasion.

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