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* ''Fanfic/CrossCases'' bears several parallels between Harry Dresden and Dean Winchester, and this is one of the most significant ones. Harry and Sam take down demons, ordinary mortal pool sharks, the Hell-demon leading the aforementioned demons, and a warlock as parties to every single fight scene in the story, and also [[spoiler:scare off Denarians]]. Sam even notes how much Harry's wisecracks remind him of Dean.


* Malroth acts this way with the Builder in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestBuilders2''. If the player isn't inside the boundaries of a town, Malroth will ''always'' be by his side, assisting in both resource gathering and combat (complete with the abilty to perform a [[CombinationAttack Co-op de]] [[LimitBreak Grace]] being unlocked part way though chapter 2). [[spoiler:When Malroth is removed from the player's side (first due to being imprisoned on suspision of being a spy, and then for feeling betrayed over the fact that [[EtTuBrute the builder did nothing to stop said imprisoning]]), multiple [=NPCs=] will comment about how their near-perpetual smile seems to have faded.]]

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* Malroth acts this way with the Builder in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestBuilders2''. If the player isn't inside the boundaries of a town, Malroth will ''always'' be by his their side, assisting in both resource gathering and combat (complete with the abilty to perform a [[CombinationAttack Co-op de]] [[LimitBreak Grace]] being unlocked part way though chapter 2). [[spoiler:When Malroth is removed from the player's side (first due to being imprisoned on suspision of being a spy, and then for feeling betrayed over the fact that [[EtTuBrute [[MistakenForBetrayal the builder did nothing to stop said imprisoning]]), multiple [=NPCs=] will comment about how their near-perpetual smile seems to have faded.]]


* [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic and Tails]] have been doing this since ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]'', and Sonic and Knuckles often invoke this when they get over their differences and work together, likewise for Sonic and Shadow on occasion. Meanwhile, Amy and Cream often act as Smash ''Sisters''.
** During ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', TimeyWimeyBall allowed for Sonic to do this with himself from the original Genesis games.
** Sonic & Tails are back to their Bash Brother antics in [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 Sonic 4: Episode 2]], and aside from the classic Tails-carrying-Sonic tactic, they can create a dual spin dash.
** Team Dark (Shadow the Hedgehog, Rouge the Bat and E-123 Omega) being the [[FireForgedFriends Fire Forged]] TrueCompanions that they are exemplify this probably stronger than Sonic and Tails do.
** ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' in general is built upon this as it's core mechanic, with all the playable characters being gathered into trios of Bash Brothers (and Sisters) with each character filling a specific role that the others can't. By the time you reach the final levels, you'll be expected to be swapping between roles on the fly with perfect synergy to get a good rank at the end.

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Sonic and Tails]] Tails have been doing this since ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]'', and Sonic and Knuckles often invoke this when they get over their differences and work together, likewise for Sonic and Shadow on occasion. Meanwhile, Amy and Cream often act as Smash ''Sisters''.
%% ** During ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', TimeyWimeyBall allowed for Sonic to do this with himself from the original Genesis games.
%% ** Sonic & Tails are back to their Bash Brother antics in [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 Sonic 4: Episode 2]], and aside from the classic Tails-carrying-Sonic tactic, they can create a dual spin dash.
%% ** Team Dark (Shadow the Hedgehog, Rouge the Bat and E-123 Omega) being the [[FireForgedFriends Fire Forged]] TrueCompanions that they are exemplify this probably stronger than Sonic and Tails do.
%% ** ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' in general is built upon this as it's core mechanic, with all the playable characters being gathered into trios of Bash Brothers (and Sisters) with each character filling a specific role that the others can't. By the time you reach the final levels, you'll be expected to be swapping between roles on the fly with perfect synergy to get a good rank at the end.


* Malroth acts this way with the Builder in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestBuilders2''. If the player isn't inside the boundaries of a town, Malroth will ''always'' be by his side, assisting in both resource gathering and combat (complete with the abilty to perform a [[CombinationAttack Co-op de]] [[LimitBreak Grace]] being unlocked part way though chapter 2). [[spoiler:When Malroth is removed from the player's side (first due to being imprisoned on suspision of being a spy, and then for feeling betrayed over the fact that [[EtTuBrutes the builder did nothing to stop said imprisoning]]), multiple [=NPCs=] will comment about how their near-perpetual smile seems to have faded.]]

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* Malroth acts this way with the Builder in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestBuilders2''. If the player isn't inside the boundaries of a town, Malroth will ''always'' be by his side, assisting in both resource gathering and combat (complete with the abilty to perform a [[CombinationAttack Co-op de]] [[LimitBreak Grace]] being unlocked part way though chapter 2). [[spoiler:When Malroth is removed from the player's side (first due to being imprisoned on suspision of being a spy, and then for feeling betrayed over the fact that [[EtTuBrutes [[EtTuBrute the builder did nothing to stop said imprisoning]]), multiple [=NPCs=] will comment about how their near-perpetual smile seems to have faded.]]

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* Malroth acts this way with the Builder in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestBuilders2''. If the player isn't inside the boundaries of a town, Malroth will ''always'' be by his side, assisting in both resource gathering and combat (complete with the abilty to perform a [[CombinationAttack Co-op de]] [[LimitBreak Grace]] being unlocked part way though chapter 2). [[spoiler:When Malroth is removed from the player's side (first due to being imprisoned on suspision of being a spy, and then for feeling betrayed over the fact that [[EtTuBrutes the builder did nothing to stop said imprisoning]]), multiple [=NPCs=] will comment about how their near-perpetual smile seems to have faded.]]


* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic and Tails]] have been doing this since ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]'', and Sonic and Knuckles often invoke this when they get over their differences and work together, likewise for Sonic and Shadow on occasion. Meanwhile, Amy and Cream often act as Smash ''Sisters''.

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* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic and Tails]] have been doing this since ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]'', and Sonic and Knuckles often invoke this when they get over their differences and work together, likewise for Sonic and Shadow on occasion. Meanwhile, Amy and Cream often act as Smash ''Sisters''.


* Marvel also has [[Comicbook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] and [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]. [[SaltAndPepper Power Man and Iron Fist]] are perhaps one of Marvel's best examples of this trope in action: Luke is a MadeOfIron BoisterousBruiser and Danny is WeakButSkilled with some elements of LightningBruiser. Ever since they were paired up for roughly two decades worth of comics they were ALWAYS seen together, until Luke got picked as one of Brian Bendis' favorite characters and appeared more often without him. The duo was reunited when Danny joined the Comicbook/NewAvengers, of which Cage had become the leader.

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* Marvel also has [[Comicbook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] and [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]. [[SaltAndPepper Power Man and Iron Fist]] are perhaps one of Marvel's best examples of this trope in action: Luke is a MadeOfIron BoisterousBruiser and Danny is WeakButSkilled with some elements of LightningBruiser. Ever since they were paired up for roughly two decades worth of comics they were ALWAYS seen together, until Luke got picked as one of Brian Bendis' favorite characters and appeared more often without him.Iron Fist was seemingly killed. The duo was reunited when Danny joined the Comicbook/NewAvengers, of which Cage had become the leader.


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* ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise and [[KnifeNut Willie Garvin]] specialise in this.

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** When Amalak launches a coordinated attack against Superman and his family in ''ComicBook/TheThirdKryptonian'', Batman heads towards the Fortress of Solitude right away, knowing instinctively what Superman expects him and wants him to do.
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* ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise and [[KnifeNut Willie Garvin]] specialise in this.
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* ''ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician'': MAndrake and [[WorldsStrongestMan Prince Lothar]] have been superheroing together since [[ProtoSuperhero before there were superheroes.]]
* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'': Tracy and his partner Sam Catchem. Sam is actually his second partner. In the early days, he was teamed with Pat Patton, who was later promoted to Police Chief.
* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': Blaise and [[KnifeNut Willie Garvin]] specialise in this.
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* Comicstrip/MandrakeTheMagician and [[WorldsStrongestMan Prince Lothar]] have been superheroing together since [[ProtoSuperhero before there were superheroes.]]
* Detective Comicstrip/DickTracy and his partner Sam Catchem. Sam is actually his second partner. In the early days, he was teamed with Pat Patton, who was later promoted to Police Chief.

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* ''Tabletop/{{Warhammer}}'' has several 'dual' legends, consisting of two named and unique characters that canonically fit together. While Vlad and Isabella are more of a BattleCouple, the others mostly fit under this. The most famous are of course Gotrek and Felix, but there's also Kroq-Gar and Grymloq, Karl Franz and Deathclaw, Eltharion and Stormwing, and Louen and Bequis.

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* ''Tabletop/{{Warhammer}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has several 'dual' legends, consisting of two named and unique characters that canonically fit together. While Vlad and Isabella are more of a BattleCouple, the others mostly fit under this. The most famous are of course Gotrek and Felix, but there's also Kroq-Gar and Grymloq, Karl Franz and Deathclaw, Eltharion and Stormwing, and Louen and Bequis.


* This is one way that ''TabletopGame/Exalted'''s Solar-Lunar Bond can manifest. The bond links each Solar Exaltation to a particular Lunar Exaltation and the only certain thing about the bond, should Fate successfully bring the two together, is that it is a strong emotional bond between the two demigod-like Exalted. And a Bash Brothers bromance certainly fits the bill.
* ''Tabletop/WarhammerFantasy'' has several 'dual' legends, consisting of two named and unique characters that canonically fit together. While Vlad and Isabella are more of a BattleCouple, the others mostly fit under this. The most famous are of course Gotrek and Felix, but there's also Kroq-Gar and Grymloq, Karl Franz and Deathclaw, Eltharion and Stormwing, and Louen and Bequis.

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* This is one way that ''TabletopGame/Exalted'''s ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'''s Solar-Lunar Bond can manifest. The bond links each Solar Exaltation to a particular Lunar Exaltation and the only certain thing about the bond, should Fate successfully bring the two together, is that it is a strong emotional bond between the two demigod-like Exalted. And a Bash Brothers bromance certainly fits the bill.
* ''Tabletop/WarhammerFantasy'' ''Tabletop/{{Warhammer}}'' has several 'dual' legends, consisting of two named and unique characters that canonically fit together. While Vlad and Isabella are more of a BattleCouple, the others mostly fit under this. The most famous are of course Gotrek and Felix, but there's also Kroq-Gar and Grymloq, Karl Franz and Deathclaw, Eltharion and Stormwing, and Louen and Bequis.


** Thor and Cap spend most of the FinalBattle of ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' tag teaming Thanos [[spoiler: with Mjölnir and Stormbreaker once Steve proves himself [[OnlyTheWorthyMayYeild worthy of]] wielding it. Turns out Thor suspected Steve was messing with him in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' when he got it to budge and is ecstatic once he finally calls it.]]

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** Thor and Cap spend most of the FinalBattle of ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' tag teaming Thanos [[spoiler: with Mjölnir and Stormbreaker once Steve proves himself [[OnlyTheWorthyMayYeild [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield worthy of]] wielding it. Turns out Thor suspected Steve was messing with him in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' when he got it to budge and is ecstatic once he finally calls it.]]

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** Thor and Cap spend most of the FinalBattle of ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' tag teaming Thanos [[spoiler: with Mjölnir and Stormbreaker once Steve proves himself [[OnlyTheWorthyMayYeild worthy of]] wielding it. Turns out Thor suspected Steve was messing with him in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' when he got it to budge and is ecstatic once he finally calls it.]]


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** Gohan and Piccolo spend a good chunk of the Tournament of Power as this. While Goku and Vegeta mostly do their own thing and only team up if they run into each other, Gohan and Piccolo make an effort to stick together and prove to be a very effective team.

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** Gohan and Piccolo spend a good chunk of the [[Recap/DragonBallSuperUniverseSurvivalArc Tournament of Power Power]] as this. While Goku and Vegeta mostly do their own thing and only team up if they run into each other, Gohan and Piccolo make an effort to stick together and prove to be a very effective team.team.
** [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse6MajorCharacters Caulifla and Kale]] are the [[GenderInvertedTrope female]] Saiyans of Universe 6 that, unlike Goku and Vegeta, don't allow their [[TomboyandGirlyGirl differences]] in personalities to inter with cover each other's back. This equal partnership even culminates in using the [[FusionDance Potara earrings]] to become a literal single fighting force.

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