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Foe Yay can refer to different things:
* BelligerentSexualTension: Romantic partners aren't enemies ''per se'', but they get into arguments that get physical...and then ''very'' physical.
* FoeYayShipping: {{Shipping}} between arch-enemies.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: InUniverse romantic subtext between enemies.
* DatingCatwoman: Explicit romance between enemies.
* VillainousCrush: A one-sided romantic interest by a villain.
* WarShip: {{Shipping}} between people from hostile factions.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Two partners can't stand each other at first, but their mutual hatred starts to come off as downright cute...

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* The 1964 film ''Becket'' starring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole is a textbook example. [[TurbulentPriest Thomas Becket]] and [[RoyalBrat King Henry II of England]] are the best of friends...until Henry gets the [[SarcasmMode bright idea]] to make Becket the Archbishop of Canterbury, which means Becket is now conscience-bound to oppose his king. As a result of their estrangement, Henry becomes unhinged and ultimately [[MoralEventHorizon has Becket murdered]].

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* The 1964 film ''Becket'' starring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole ''Film/{{Becket}}'' is a textbook example. [[TurbulentPriest Thomas Becket]] and [[RoyalBrat King Henry II of England]] are the best of friends...until Henry gets the [[SarcasmMode bright idea]] to make Becket the Archbishop of Canterbury, which means Becket is now conscience-bound to oppose his king. As a result of their estrangement, Henry becomes unhinged and ultimately [[MoralEventHorizon has Becket murdered]].



* According to author Gore Vidal, who cowrote the screenplay for the epic ''Film/BenHur1959'', he and director William Wyler persuaded Stephen Boyd, the actor playing the villain Messala, to portray him as though he and Ben Hur had been lovers as youths, and thus his hatred for the hero would be motivated by sexual and romantic rejection as much as by ideology. Vidal states, however, that he and Wyler did ''not'' tell this to Charlton Heston, the actor playing Ben Hur.

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* According to author Gore Vidal, Creator/GoreVidal, who cowrote the screenplay for the epic ''Film/BenHur1959'', he and director William Wyler Creator/WilliamWyler persuaded Stephen Boyd, the actor playing the villain Messala, to portray him as though he and Ben Hur had been lovers as youths, and thus his hatred for the hero would be motivated by sexual and romantic rejection as much as by ideology. Vidal states, however, that he and Wyler did ''not'' tell this to Charlton Heston, Creator/CharltonHeston, the actor playing Ben Hur.



** WebVideo/{{Phelous}} and WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic's {{Crossover}} review of the third film also provides this after Chucky sees Andy kiss a girl.

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** WebVideo/{{Phelous}} and WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic's WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's {{Crossover}} review of the third film also provides this after Chucky sees Andy kiss a girl.



* Arnold Schwarzenegger's character John Matrix and the antagonist Bennett in ''Film/{{Commando}}'', best summed up in this wonderful piece of dialogue:
-->'''Matrix:''' I'll be back.\\
'''Bennett:''' I'll be waiting for you, John.

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* Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Col. John Matrix and the antagonist Bennett in ''Film/{{Commando}}'', best summed up in this wonderful piece of dialogue:
-->'''Matrix:''' I'll be back.back, Bennett.\\
'''Bennett:''' John? I'll be waiting for you, ready, John.



* Basically the plot of ''[[Film/{{DEBS}} D.E.B.S.]]'', which is centred around a lesbian love story between one of a team of Series/CharliesAngels-type heroines and the BigBad. In fact the short film on which it is based has the villain having to think up all these nefarious plans simply so the two of them can get together for some quick sex without attracting suspicion.

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* Basically the plot of ''[[Film/{{DEBS}} D.E.B.S.]]'', ''Film/{{DEBS}}'', which is centred around a lesbian love story between one of a team of Series/CharliesAngels-type heroines and the BigBad. In fact the short film on which it is based has the villain having to think up all these nefarious plans simply so the two of them can get together for some quick sex without attracting suspicion.



* Fawcett and Soledad from {{GBF}} are always at each other's throats and by the end, you just wanna see them kiss, especially since neither has a love interest

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* Fawcett and Soledad from {{GBF}} ''Film/{{GBF}}'' are always at each other's throats and by the end, you just wanna see them kiss, especially since neither has a love interest



* ''Literature/{{IT}}'' has the scene where Adult Ben thinks he's kissing Beverly when it turns out to be [[MonsterClown It]] in drag, who then shouts "Kiss me, fat boy!"
* ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''. Like all good gay love stories, it [[BuryYourGays ends in tragedy]]. Some would contend that Jesus/Judas was the whole point of ''Superstar'' in the first place. Have you listened to some of Judas' lyrics?

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* ''Literature/{{IT}}'' ''Film/IT1990'' has the scene where Adult Ben thinks he's kissing Beverly when it turns out to be [[MonsterClown It]] in drag, who then shouts "Kiss me, fat boy!"
* ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''.''Film/JesusChristSuperstar''. Like all good gay love stories, it [[BuryYourGays ends in tragedy]]. Some would contend that Jesus/Judas was the whole point of ''Superstar'' in the first place. Have you listened to some of Judas' lyrics?



* In ''Legion'', Gabriel, the badass archangel who has absolutely no qualms about killing a newborn baby (or all of humanity for that matter) is nearly brought to tears at the thought of having to harm his rival Michael, who lovingly caresses Gabriel's cheek and tells him "It's enough".

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* In ''Legion'', ''Film/{{Legion}}'', Gabriel, the badass archangel who has absolutely no qualms about killing a newborn baby (or all of humanity for that matter) is nearly brought to tears at the thought of having to harm his rival Michael, who lovingly caresses Gabriel's cheek and tells him "It's enough".



* In the live-action He-Man movie ''Masters of the Universe'', Skeletor takes He-Man as his "slave" by threatening his friends. He strips him to even less clothing, then has him tortured with a sort of laser-like whip while watching with almost aroused glee. To make it worse, it actually looks like He-Man is ''leaning his butt into the whip as if he enjoys it''.

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* In the live-action He-Man movie ''Masters of the Universe'', ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse'', Skeletor takes He-Man as his "slave" by threatening his friends. He strips him to even less clothing, then has him tortured with a sort of laser-like whip while watching with almost aroused glee. To make it worse, it actually looks like He-Man is ''leaning his butt into the whip as if he enjoys it''.



* ''Film/{{Twenty Two Jump Street}}'': Invoked during [[spoiler: Schmidst's fist fight with Mercedes. Mercedes tries to kiss Schimdst and seduce him into bed and then accuses ''him'' of doing so when he rejects her advances]].

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* ''Film/{{Twenty Two Jump Street}}'': ''Film/TwentyTwoJumpStreet'': Invoked during [[spoiler: Schmidst's fist fight with Mercedes. Mercedes tries to kiss Schimdst and seduce him into bed and then accuses ''him'' of doing so when he rejects her advances]].



* [[{{Yandere}} Annie Wilkes]] and Paul Sheldon in ''Literature/{{Misery}}''.

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* [[{{Yandere}} Annie Wilkes]] and Paul Sheldon in ''Literature/{{Misery}}''.''Film/{{Misery}}''.



* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':



*** Jack and Norrington's rivalry in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first movie]] definitely has elements of this. The deleted scenes (which is where [[ExecutiveMeddling most of Norrington's character development ended up]]) especially.

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*** Jack and Norrington's rivalry in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first movie]] definitely has elements of this. The deleted scenes {{deleted scene}}s (which is where [[ExecutiveMeddling most of Norrington's character development ended up]]) especially.



* In ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', BigBad John Herod (Gene Hackman) invites Ellen (Sharon Stone) over for a romantic candlelit dinner and offers to make her his mistress if she'll drop out of the dueling contest. Later, as he's about to fight Cort (Creator/RussellCrowe), he leans in ''really'' close and says, "I've always wanted to fight you, Cort. Ever since I first laid eyes on you. It was just this itch I had to scratch." "Fighting," eh? IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow

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* In ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', BigBad John Herod (Gene Hackman) invites Ellen (Sharon Stone) over for a romantic candlelit dinner and offers to make her his mistress if she'll drop out of the dueling contest. Later, as he's about to fight Cort (Creator/RussellCrowe), Cort, he leans in ''really'' close and says, "I've always wanted to fight you, Cort. Ever since I first laid eyes on you. It was just this itch I had to scratch." "Fighting," eh? IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow



* James Hunt and Niki Lauda in ''Rush''. They spend the whole film sniping and calling each other childish nicknames. But when a journalist is vile to Lauda, Hunt beats the living crap out of him. The final scene is also full of it, notably when Lauda says to Hunt, "I need you busting my balls." Granted, he's talking about racing, but still...

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* James Hunt and Niki Lauda in ''Rush''.''Film/{{Rush}}''. They spend the whole film sniping and calling each other childish nicknames. But when a journalist is vile to Lauda, Hunt beats the living crap out of him. The final scene is also full of it, notably when Lauda says to Hunt, "I need you busting my balls." Granted, he's talking about racing, but still...



* There's a surprisingly large part of the ''[[Film/{{Sicario}} Sicario]]'' fandom who ship Kate/Alejandro. [[http://archiveofourown.org/tags/Alejandro%20Gillick*s*Kate%20Macer/works No really]].

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* There's a surprisingly large part of the ''[[Film/{{Sicario}} Sicario]]'' ''Film/{{Sicario}}'' fandom who ship Kate/Alejandro. [[http://archiveofourown.org/tags/Alejandro%20Gillick*s*Kate%20Macer/works No really]].



* ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'' has [[AdamWesting James Franco and Danny McBride]]. At one point they [[ItMakesSenseInContext pretend to masturbate on each other.]]

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* ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'' has [[AdamWesting James Franco Creator/JamesFranco and Danny McBride]].Creator/DannyMcBride. At one point they [[ItMakesSenseInContext pretend to masturbate on each other.]]



* Jason Statham got no end of ribbing from the film crew of ''Film/{{Transporter 2}}'' for the "KissOfLife" he performs on a thug in order to survive crashing into deep water. There's also that fight scene of him fending off a ton of {{Mooks}} shirtless and covered in motor oil...

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* Jason Statham Creator/JasonStatham got no end of ribbing from the film crew of ''Film/{{Transporter 2}}'' ''Film/Transporter2'' for the "KissOfLife" he performs on a thug in order to survive crashing into deep water. There's also that fight scene of him fending off a ton of {{Mooks}} shirtless and covered in motor oil...


* ''Black Widow'' (1987). There's definite [[LesYay lesbian subtext]] between serial killer Catherine and the female Justice agent pursuing her, most notably in a scene where one is practising mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the other: ''"You're not taking this personally, are you?"''

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* ''Black Widow'' (1987).''Film/BlackWidow1987''. There's definite [[LesYay lesbian subtext]] between serial killer Catherine and the female Justice agent pursuing her, most notably in a scene where one is practising mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the other: ''"You're not taking this personally, are you?"''


** Hans caused Anna to fall in LoveAtFirstSight with him but he was using her the whole time and abandoned her to death. Before he left her he got close, knelled down before her and grabbed her face in his hands.

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** Hans caused Anna to fall in LoveAtFirstSight with him but he was using her the whole time and abandoned her to death. Before he left her he got close, knelled kneeled down before her and grabbed her face in his hands.


** Then Judy, manages to shut Jamie up by coolly remarking that she would quite enjoy the "big... fat... compensation payment" she would receive as a result.

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** Then Followed by a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for Judy, when she actually manages to shut Jamie up by coolly remarking that she would quite enjoy the "big... fat... compensation payment" she would receive as a result.


** Followed by a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Judy, when she actually manages to shut Jamie up by coolly remarking that she would quite enjoy the "big... fat... compensation payment" she would receive as a result.

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** Followed by a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Then Judy, when she actually manages to shut Jamie up by coolly remarking that she would quite enjoy the "big... fat... compensation payment" she would receive as a result.


* WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}} features a rare example of FoeYay between two women. Rare because both female protagonists are rare, as are female antagonists. To have them both in the same animated movie offers a fairly unique dynamic that the movie most definitely takes advantage of. [[AmbiguouslyGay Evelyn Deavor]] and Elasigirl share a handful of atmospheric and chemistry-laden scenes earlier on in the movie. After Evelyn's [[TragicVillain backstory]] is revealed the two share several tension-filled exchanges, including one where Evelyn is physically dominant over the super, having her tied to a chair in one scene, and another where she gloatingly lifts Elastigirl's face by the chin with her hand while she's incapacitated. The two physically duke it out on a plane in the climax.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}} features a rare example of FoeYay between two women. Rare because both female protagonists are rare, as are female antagonists. To have them both in the same animated movie offers a fairly unique dynamic that the movie most definitely takes advantage of. [[AmbiguouslyGay Evelyn Deavor]] and Elasigirl share a handful of atmospheric and chemistry-laden scenes earlier on in the movie. After Evelyn's [[TragicVillain backstory]] is revealed the two share several tension-filled exchanges, including one where [[spoiler: Evelyn is physically dominant over the super, having her tied to a chair in one scene, and another where she gloatingly lifts Elastigirl's face by the chin with her hand while she's incapacitated. The two physically duke it out on a plane in the climax. ]]


* WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}} features a rare example of FoeYay between two women. Rare because both female protagonists are rare, as are female antagonists. To have them both in the same animated movie offers a fairly unique dynamic that the movie most definitely takes advantage of. [[AmbiguouslyGay Evelyn Deavor]] and Elasigirl share a handful of atmospheric and chemistry-laden scenes earlier on in the movie. After Evelyn's [[TragicVillain tragic backstory]] is revealed the two share several tension-filled exchanges, including one where Evelyn is physically dominant over the super, having her tied to a chair in one scene, and another where she gloatingly lifts Elastigirl's face the the chin with her hand. The two physically duke it out on a plane in the climax.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}} features a rare example of FoeYay between two women. Rare because both female protagonists are rare, as are female antagonists. To have them both in the same animated movie offers a fairly unique dynamic that the movie most definitely takes advantage of. [[AmbiguouslyGay Evelyn Deavor]] and Elasigirl share a handful of atmospheric and chemistry-laden scenes earlier on in the movie. After Evelyn's [[TragicVillain tragic backstory]] is revealed the two share several tension-filled exchanges, including one where Evelyn is physically dominant over the super, having her tied to a chair in one scene, and another where she gloatingly lifts Elastigirl's face the by the chin with her hand.hand while she's incapacitated. The two physically duke it out on a plane in the climax.


* WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}} features a rare example of FoeYay between two women. Rare because both female protagonists are rare, as are female antagonists. To have them both in the same animated movie offers a fairly unique dynamic that the movie most definitely takes advantage of. ''AmbiguouslyGay/{{Evelyn Deavor}}'' and Elasigirl share a handful of atmospheric and chemistry-laden scenes earlier on in the movie. After Evelyn's ''TragicVillain/{{tragic backstory}}'' is revealed the two share several tension-filled exchanges, including one where Evelyn is physically dominant over the super, having her tied to a chair in one scene, and another where she gloatingly lifts Elastigirl's face the the chin with her hand. The two physically duke it out on a plane in the climax.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}} features a rare example of FoeYay between two women. Rare because both female protagonists are rare, as are female antagonists. To have them both in the same animated movie offers a fairly unique dynamic that the movie most definitely takes advantage of. ''AmbiguouslyGay/{{Evelyn Deavor}}'' [[AmbiguouslyGay Evelyn Deavor]] and Elasigirl share a handful of atmospheric and chemistry-laden scenes earlier on in the movie. After Evelyn's ''TragicVillain/{{tragic backstory}}'' [[TragicVillain tragic backstory]] is revealed the two share several tension-filled exchanges, including one where Evelyn is physically dominant over the super, having her tied to a chair in one scene, and another where she gloatingly lifts Elastigirl's face the the chin with her hand. The two physically duke it out on a plane in the climax.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Incredibles 2}} features a rare example of FoeYay between two women. Rare because both female protagonists are rare, as are female antagonists. To have them both in the same animated movie offers a fairly unique dynamic that the movie most definitely takes advantage of. ''AmbiguouslyGay/{{Evelyn Deavor}}'' and Elasigirl share a handful of atmospheric and chemistry-laden scenes earlier on in the movie. After Evelyn's ''TragicVillain/{{tragic backstory}}'' is revealed the two share several tension-filled exchanges, including one where Evelyn is physically dominant over the super, having her tied to a chair in one scene, and another where she gloatingly lifts Elastigirl's face the the chin with her hand. The two physically duke it out on a plane in the climax.

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* In ''Film/AntMan'', after Cross kidnapped Cassie, she says, "I want my daddy!" Cross replies, "I want your daddy too."
** In ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'', Ava Starr/Ghost seems very ''interested'' in Scott after she captures him, including staring creepily at him while he was unconscious and later invading his personal space.


** It is also quite heavy on Smith's end as seen in much of his dialogue to Neo. In ''Reloaded'', Smith says to Neo both: "I watched you die, Mr. Anderson, with a ''certain satisfaction'' I might add."

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** It is also quite heavy on Smith's end as seen in much of his dialogue to Neo. In ''Reloaded'', Smith says to Neo both: "I killed you, Mr Anderson. I watched you die, Mr. Anderson, with a ''certain satisfaction'' I might add."


** ''Film/TheAvengersAgeOfUltron'' gives us the intense hate Ultron has for Tony as well as Vision's and Ultron's close combat.

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** ''Film/TheAvengersAgeOfUltron'' ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' gives us the intense hate Ultron has for Tony as well as Vision's and Ultron's close combat.

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* Subtle but there with Sam Gerard and Richard Kimble from ''Film/TheFugitive''. Sam refuses to believe in Richard's guilt, Richard calls Sam's office despite having no reason to trust him, Sam's blatantly lying when he says he doesn't care, and Richard lampshades it at the end of the film.

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