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** During the 1st Era war against the [[KnightTemplar Alessian]] [[TheOrder Order]], the Colovian King Rislav formed an alliance between himself, the Direnni Hegemony (an [[WitchSpecies Altmeri (High Elven)]] nation which ruled about 1/3 of Tamriel's landmass out of High Rock, and the [[HornyVikings Nordic Empire]] led by [[TheHighKing High King]] Hoag Merkiller (a nickname) of Skyrim. So hated was the Alessian Order that a bastion of Merrish might bordering Skyrim willingly allied with a king so famous for killing Mer that it became ''part of his name''.


* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', if you take the [=NCR=], Mr. House, or Independent path and complete sidequests pertaining to said factions, it's possible to have the [=NCR=], Brotherhood of Steel, Great Khans, and [[spoiler:Enclave Remnants]] fighting together against Caesar's Legion in the final battle for Hoover Dam. All of these groups have been mortal enemies of the NCR throughout history, with [[spoiler:the Enclave]] having been the BigBad of the previous two games, the Brotherhood of Steel being at war with [=NCR=] back west, and the Khans having tried to destroy Shady Sands (the Republic's founding settlement) ''twice'' (once prior to [=NCR=]'s founding, once after). On top of this two of the factions are ''themselves'' old enemies -- [[spoiler: the Brotherhood fought the Enclave in the aftermath of Fallout 2, and not just in Fallout 3]].
* Near the end of ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}} 2'', the remaining members of the [=CELL=] [=PMC=] that has spent the entire game trying to kill you end up teaming up with you against the Ceph alien invasion, because their dying boss makes it clear to them that their entire chain of command is now dead and you are now humanity's last hope for stopping the aliens.

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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', if you take the [=NCR=], NCR, Mr. House, or Independent path and complete sidequests pertaining to said factions, it's possible to have the [=NCR=], New California Republic, Brotherhood of Steel, Great Khans, and [[spoiler:Enclave Remnants]] fighting together against [[TheEmpire Caesar's Legion Legion]] in the final battle for Hoover Dam. All of these groups have been mortal enemies of the NCR throughout history, with [[spoiler:the Enclave]] having been the BigBad main villains of the previous two games, the Brotherhood of Steel being at war with [=NCR=] the NCR back west, and the Khans having tried to destroy Shady Sands (the Republic's founding settlement) ''twice'' (once prior to [=NCR=]'s NCR's founding, once after). On top of this two of the factions are ''themselves'' old enemies -- [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Brotherhood fought the Enclave in the aftermath of Fallout 2, and not just ''VideoGame/Fallout2 and'' on the East Coast in Fallout 3]].
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* Near the end of ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}} 2'', the remaining members of the [=CELL=] [=PMC=] CELL PMC that has spent the entire game trying to kill you end up teaming up with you against the Ceph alien invasion, because their dying boss makes it clear to them that their entire chain of command is now dead and you are now humanity's last hope for stopping the aliens.

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** On the Crimson Flower route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses'', the Adrestian Empire considers "Those Who Slither in the Dark" a very dangerous enemy, but reluctantly ask for their aid in fighting the combined forces of the Church of Seiros and the Kingdom of Faehrgus. Byleth, Edelgard, and Hubert are disgusted by the very idea[[note]]Byleth wants revenge against the cult for killing their father, Jeralt. Edelgard hates them because of the horrifying experiments they conducted on her and her family in the name of [[EvilutionaryBiologist gathering test subjects capable of bearing multiple Crests]], and for instigating a soft coup that [[PuppetKing stripped the previous emperor of his power]] (which also implicated the fathers of most of her friends in the Black Eagles house, including Hubert). Not only that, but their leader, Lord Volkhard von Arundel (a.k.a. [[spoiler:Thales]]), is Edelgard's EvilUncle, adding an extra layer of ItsPersonal for her.[[/note]], and the two sides continue to plot against one another even as the Empire gains the upper hand in the war. Once the war against the Church ends, "Those Who Slither in the Dark" quickly find themselves on the receiving end of the Empire's wrath as the last enemies to eliminate before true peace in Fódlan can be achieved.


* Bass, an advanced robot made by Dr. Wily in the classic ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}'' series, serves as villain and rival for Mega Man in the [[VideoGame/MegaMan7 seventh]] and [[VideoGame/MegaMan8 eighth]] games. But in ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'' ({{Fan Nickname}}d as ''Mega Man 8.5'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'' years before the official release), Bass has to TagTeam Mega Man to fight a common enemy: the rebel robot knownas "King". Bass also [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters goes against Wily]] in the ''Power'' series (''[[VideoGame/MegaManThePowerBattle Battle]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan2ThePowerFighters Fighters]]'') as well as in ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'' (as {{DLC}}.)

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* Bass, an advanced robot made by Dr. Wily in the classic ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}'' series, serves as villain and rival for Mega Man in the [[VideoGame/MegaMan7 seventh]] and [[VideoGame/MegaMan8 eighth]] games. But in ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'' ({{Fan Nickname}}d as ''Mega Man 8.5'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'' years before the official release), Bass has to TagTeam Mega Man to fight a common enemy: the rebel robot knownas known as "King". Bass also [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters goes against Wily]] in the ''Power'' series (''[[VideoGame/MegaManThePowerBattle Battle]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan2ThePowerFighters Fighters]]'') as well as in ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'' (as {{DLC}}.)


* The third act of ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}} 4'' features the Shapers and Rebels putting a temporary stop on the war with eachother to deal with Monarch, a crazed canister junkie trying to seize control of the Fens of Aziraph.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': RED and BLU join forces against a robotic gray team in the [[http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/ Mann vs. Machine]] update.
** Also, this is practically mandatory any time a Halloween Boss shows up. The control point locks down and cannot be captured, whereupon the boss proceeds to try and slaughter everyone they can find for a few minutes. Neither team alone can bring any of them down. Even MONOCULUS, arguably the weakest of the three bosses, will still pound a team into giblet gravy. Both teams have to resist the urge to kill each other and work together to bring down the Halloween monstrosity if they want to go back to the more traditional task of capturing the point and killing each other.
*** Starting in 2015, Monoculus or Merasmus spawning turns on Truce mode where the teams can no longer damage each other. However, the same can't be said for when the Horseless Headless Horsemann shows up.

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* The third act of ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}} 4'' features the Shapers and Rebels putting a temporary stop on the war with eachother to deal with Monarch, a crazed canister junkie trying to seize control of the Fens of Aziraph.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': RED and BLU join forces against a robotic gray team in the [[http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/ Mann vs. Machine]] update.
** Also, this is practically mandatory any time a Halloween Boss shows up. The control point locks down and cannot be captured, whereupon the boss proceeds to try and slaughter everyone they can find for a few minutes. Neither team alone can bring any of them down. Even MONOCULUS, arguably the weakest of the three bosses, will still pound a team into giblet gravy. Both teams have to resist the urge to kill each other and work together to bring down the Halloween monstrosity if they want to go back to the more traditional task of capturing the point and killing each other.
*** Starting in 2015, Monoculus or Merasmus spawning turns on Truce mode where the teams can no longer damage each other. However, the same can't be said for when the Horseless Headless Horsemann shows up.
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** Ancient Minister [[spoiler:aka a R.O.B. unit]] helping [[spoiler:Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Captain Falcon, Pikachu, Samus, and Captain Olimar]].
** King Dedede (by Ness and Luigi), Bowser (by King Dedede, who pointed out that there's a bigger enemy, [[spoiler:Tabuu]]), Ganondorf (by Link and Zelda), and Wario (who kicks King Dedede, which King Dedede, Luigi, and Ness respond to by pointing out [[spoiler:Tabuu]] to Wario, who looks uninterested. When they decide to move on without him, he races past on his bike and beats them to the BigBad's final dungeon).

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** Ancient Minister [[spoiler:aka a R.O.B. unit]] helping [[spoiler:Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Captain Falcon, Pikachu, Samus, and Captain Olimar]].
** King Dedede (by Ness and Luigi), Bowser (by King Dedede, who pointed out that there's a bigger enemy, [[spoiler:Tabuu]]), Ganondorf (by Link and Zelda), and Wario (who kicks King Dedede, which King Dedede, Luigi, and Ness respond to by pointing out [[spoiler:Tabuu]] to Wario, who looks uninterested.ignores it. When they decide to move on without him, he races past on his bike and beats them to the BigBad's final dungeon).



** Humorously, while playing the "Great Bay" stage in ''Melee'' western players have been known to call a brief truce just so they can [[AmericansHateTingle drop Tingle into the ocean.]]
** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'', all fighters have to team up in order to defeat [[BigBad Galeem]] [[spoiler: and later, Dharkon]]. This goes further, since you also have all the spirits you free, so you can have things like Mega Man fighting with Dr. Wily's spirit, Ryu fighting alongside M. Bison or any incarnation of Link and Zelda fighting with the assistance of Calamity Ganon. In the GoldenEnding [[spoiler: Galeem and Dharkon join forces to fight you, but in their case it becomes TeethClenchedTeamwork, as their warriors will attack each other as much as they attack you and when either of them is incapacitated, the other one will proceed to take a powerful hit against him]].

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** Humorously, PlayedForLaughs while playing the "Great Bay" stage in ''Melee'' western players have been known to call a brief truce just so they can [[AmericansHateTingle drop Tingle into the ocean.]]
** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'', all fighters have to team up in order to defeat [[BigBad Galeem]] [[spoiler: Galeem and later, Dharkon]]. This goes further, since you also have all the spirits you free, so you can have things like Mega Man fighting with Dr. Wily's spirit, Ryu fighting alongside M. Bison or any incarnation of Link and Zelda fighting with the assistance of Calamity Ganon. In the GoldenEnding [[spoiler: both Galeem and Dharkon join forces to fight you, but in their case it becomes TeethClenchedTeamwork, as their warriors will are more likely to attack each other as much as they than attack you and when either of them is incapacitated, the other one will proceed to take a powerful hit against him]].it]].



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' - RED and BLU are joining forces against a robotic gray team in the [[http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/ Mann vs. Machine]] update.
** Also, this is practically mandatory any time a Halloween Boss shows up. The control point locks down and cannot be captured, whereupon the boss proceeds to try and slaughter everyone they can find for a few minutes. Neither team alone can bring any of them down. Even MONOCULUS, arguably the weakest of the three bosses, will still pound a team into giblet gravy. Both teams have to resist the urge to kill each other and work together to bring down the Halloween monstrosity if they want to go back to the more traditional task of capturing the point and killing each other.
*** Starting in 2015, Monoculus or Merasmus spawning turns on Truce mode where the teams can no longer damage each other. However, the same can't be said for when the Horseless Headless Horsemann shows up...



* The third act of ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}} 4'' features the Shapers and Rebels putting a temporary stop on the war with eachother to deal with Monarch, a crazed canister junkie trying to seize control of the Fens of Aziraph.

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* The third act of ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}} 4'' features the Shapers and Rebels putting a temporary stop on the war with eachother to deal with Monarch, a crazed canister junkie trying to seize control of the Fens of Aziraph.Aziraph.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': RED and BLU join forces against a robotic gray team in the [[http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/ Mann vs. Machine]] update.
** Also, this is practically mandatory any time a Halloween Boss shows up. The control point locks down and cannot be captured, whereupon the boss proceeds to try and slaughter everyone they can find for a few minutes. Neither team alone can bring any of them down. Even MONOCULUS, arguably the weakest of the three bosses, will still pound a team into giblet gravy. Both teams have to resist the urge to kill each other and work together to bring down the Halloween monstrosity if they want to go back to the more traditional task of capturing the point and killing each other.
*** Starting in 2015, Monoculus or Merasmus spawning turns on Truce mode where the teams can no longer damage each other. However, the same can't be said for when the Horseless Headless Horsemann shows up.


* The third act of ''VideoGame/Geneforge'' ''4'' features the Shapers and Rebels putting a temporary stop on the war with eachother to deal with Monarch, a crazed canister junkie trying to seize control of the Fens of Aziraph.

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* The third act of ''VideoGame/Geneforge'' ''4'' ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}} 4'' features the Shapers and Rebels putting a temporary stop on the war with eachother to deal with Monarch, a crazed canister junkie trying to seize control of the Fens of Aziraph.


* The third act of ''VideoGame/Geneforge 4'' features the Shapers and Rebels putting a temporary stop on the war with eachother to deal with Monarch, a crazed canister junkie trying to seize control of the Fens of Aziraph.

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* The third act of ''VideoGame/Geneforge 4'' ''VideoGame/Geneforge'' ''4'' features the Shapers and Rebels putting a temporary stop on the war with eachother to deal with Monarch, a crazed canister junkie trying to seize control of the Fens of Aziraph.


* The third act of ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge 4'' features the Shapers and Rebels putting a temporary stop on the war with eachother to deal with Monarch, a crazed canister junkie trying to seize control of the Fens of Aziraph.

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* The third act of ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge ''VideoGame/Geneforge 4'' features the Shapers and Rebels putting a temporary stop on the war with eachother to deal with Monarch, a crazed canister junkie trying to seize control of the Fens of Aziraph.


* In ''VideoGame/ShuyanSaga'', when the Guer invade Nan Feng, Shuyan finds herself on the same side as Jian, a thug whom she has previously fought. Jian is a refugee from a kingdom the Guer had already conquered, so there's no way he'll knowingly help them, but he still has no particular loyalty to his new home, and would rather simply leave than risk his life defending it. He and Shuyan therefore [[TeethClenchedTeamwork argue a lot]]. In the end, [[spoiler:they become friends and Jian returns to help free Nan Feng]].

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* In ''VideoGame/ShuyanSaga'', when the Guer invade Nan Feng, Shuyan finds herself on the same side as Jian, a thug whom she has previously fought. Jian is a refugee from a kingdom the Guer had already conquered, so there's no way he'll knowingly help them, but he still has no particular loyalty to his new home, and would rather simply leave than risk his life defending it. He and Shuyan therefore [[TeethClenchedTeamwork argue a lot]]. In the end, [[spoiler:they become friends and Jian returns to help free Nan Feng]].Feng]].
* The third act of ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge 4'' features the Shapers and Rebels putting a temporary stop on the war with eachother to deal with Monarch, a crazed canister junkie trying to seize control of the Fens of Aziraph.


** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'', all fighters have to team up in order to defeat [[BigBad Galeem]] [[spoiler: And later, Darkhon]]. This goes further, since you also have all the spirits you free, so you can have things like Mega Man fighting with Dr. Wily's spirit, Ryu fighting alongside M. Bison or any incarnation of Link and Zelda fighting with the assistance of Calamity Ganon. In the GoldenEnding [[spoiler: Galeem and Darkhon join forces to fight you, but in their case it becomes TeethClenchedTeamwork, as their warriors will attack each other as much as they attack you and when either of them is incapacitated, the other one will proceed to take a powerful hit against him]].

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** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'', all fighters have to team up in order to defeat [[BigBad Galeem]] [[spoiler: And and later, Darkhon]].Dharkon]]. This goes further, since you also have all the spirits you free, so you can have things like Mega Man fighting with Dr. Wily's spirit, Ryu fighting alongside M. Bison or any incarnation of Link and Zelda fighting with the assistance of Calamity Ganon. In the GoldenEnding [[spoiler: Galeem and Darkhon Dharkon join forces to fight you, but in their case it becomes TeethClenchedTeamwork, as their warriors will attack each other as much as they attack you and when either of them is incapacitated, the other one will proceed to take a powerful hit against him]].


* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', you can choose to add [[spoiler:Magus, an EvilOverlord who terrorized 600 A.D. and killed Frog's best friend]] to your team.

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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', you can choose to add [[spoiler:Magus, an EvilOverlord who terrorized 600 A.D. and killed Frog's best friend]] to your team.team for his help in defeating Lavos.


* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog teamed up with [[BigBad Dr. Eggman]] and the rest of the Dark Story characters to stop the Space Colony ARK's automated "apocalypse" function, which is mainly [[ColonyDrop the station de-orbiting to crash into the planet, presumably blowing up both if it had hit.]]

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** Happens with Sonic and Knuckles in ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''. Knuckles is Sonic's enemy for most of the game, until Eggman stealing the Master Emerald in Hidden Palace Zone finally makes him realise he was being tricked, and after that he opens the way for Sonic (and Tails) to get to Sky Sanctuary Zone and chase Eggman. Since then, the two have been friends, or at least friendly rivals (not counting all the other times Knuckles got tricked by Eggman).
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In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic teamed up with [[BigBad Dr. Eggman]] and the rest of the Dark Story characters to stop the Space Colony ARK's automated "apocalypse" function, which is mainly [[ColonyDrop the station de-orbiting to crash into the planet, presumably blowing up both if it had hit.]]



** Subverted in the DS version of ''VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames''. When Toad mistakes Omega as one of Eggman's loyal robots, Omega states that Dr. Eggman is in fact his enemy. Toad questions Omega on his blockade using this trope's logic, only for Omega to simply respond with "Unverified" and restate his threat to the team. As you can guess, he does not end up assisting the team, instead preferring to take on Eggman himself. [[LampshadeHanging It comes as a surprise to Toad.]]



** Happens with Sonic and Knuckles in ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''. Knuckles is Sonic's enemy for most of the game, until Eggman stealing the Master Emerald in Hidden Palace Zone finally makes him realise he was being tricked, and after that he opens the way for Sonic (and Tails) to get to Sky Sanctuary Zone and chase Eggman. Since then, the two have been friends, or at least friendly rivals (not counting all the other times Knuckles got tricked by Eggman).

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** Happens with Sonic and Knuckles Subverted in ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''. Knuckles is Sonic's enemy for most of the game, until DS version of ''VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames''. When Toad mistakes Omega as one of Eggman's loyal robots, Omega states that Dr. Eggman stealing is in fact his enemy. Toad questions Omega on his blockade using this trope's logic, only for Omega to simply respond with "Unverified" and restate his threat to the Master Emerald in Hidden Palace Zone finally makes him realise team. As you can guess, he was being tricked, and after that he opens does not end up assisting the way for Sonic (and Tails) team, instead preferring to get take on Eggman himself. [[LampshadeHanging It comes as a surprise to Sky Sanctuary Zone and chase Eggman. Since then, the two have been friends, or at least friendly rivals (not counting all the other times Knuckles got tricked by Eggman).Toad.]]

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** One occurs in the Sith Warrior storyline when you meet a Mirialan Jedi Master named Somminick Timmns on your quest to defeat Darth Ekkage. You find him trapped in a room with computers containing information you need, and you're forced to work together in order to open the door. After doing so you see that he's destroyed them so you need him alive (for the time being) and the two of you begrudgingly join forces in order to defeat Ekkage. Once your shared goal is accomplished, you can part as enemies, acknowledge him as a friend, or attack him.

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** In ''Dr. Mario World,'' the game starts with the Toads and Bowser’s minions being affected by viruses. In the cutscene that follows the 10th level, Bowser is horrified on what the viruses are doing to his minions, and as such, Mario, Peach and Bowser once again join forces to put an end to the virus infection, with Bowser becoming Dr. Bowser.

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