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* After the Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' finally caught Peridot, she began warming up to Steven.

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After the Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' finally caught Peridot, she began warming up to Steven.

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* In ''Disney/FrozenII'', The Nokk tries to drown Elsa, but she creates ice reins and takes control, riding the Nokk to Ahtohallan. At the end of the movie, the Nokk voluntarily bows to allow her to dismount more easily, and readily comes when she calls and allows her to freeze the water horse in order to ride on land.

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* Wayne of ''Series/{{Letterkenny}}'' tends to wind up making friends with those who come seeking a scrap and get summarily clobbered. The most notable being Joint Boy and Tyson.

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* ''[[https://my.w.tt/75pC0LQmp0 Final Stand of Death]]'': Both [[spoiler: Music/SpiceGirls and Music/{{Hanson}}]] ended up as this as they didnít had much against others. After all, they were [[InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath forced into]] ''[[WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch Deathbowl Ď98]]''.

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** In TheMovie, a trio of Steven's enemies-turned-friends joke about it when they meet the newest addition.
-->'''Lapis:''' Wow, fast turnaround.\\
'''Peridot:''' No kidding. It took me ''months'' to stop trying to kill Steven.\\
'''Bismuth:''' Took me like a day? Day and a half?\\
'''Lapis:''' I'm ''still'' on the fence.\\
''[all laugh]''

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* In ''Literature/TheMentalState'', Officer Reed and Officer Jeff are both police officers who do amoral things. Reed infringes on prisoner rights by spying on inmates, and Jeff is extorted into helping a devious psychopath in his plans to strengthen his hold over a vast criminal network. Zack State's machinations have dire consequences for both of them. However, Reed gradually comes to realise during his time in Zack's service that the two of thema re not so different, and Jeff actually thanks Zack for concocting a way to save his daughter from the psychopath's influence. Ultimately, they both end up on very good terms with Zack and one of them even ends up becoming his replacement as prisoner representative once Zack is finally released.

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* The final issue of ''ComicBook/ElCazador'' ends with Lady Sin offering [[spoiler: her defeated foe Redhand Harry]] an alliance (possibly conditional on his knowing Latin). While his reply was not actually given, under the circumstances it was almost certainly a "yes".


* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'': Paula von Gunther didn't really like working for the Nazis but also hated Wonder Woman during their first few encounters. After her final defeat at Wonder Woman's hands, and Wonder Woman's rescue of her daughter, Paula became one of Diana's most loyal friends and allies throughout the Golden and Silver Age of comics.

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Paula von Gunther didn't really like working for the Nazis but also hated Wonder Woman during their first few encounters. After her final defeat at Wonder Woman's hands, and Wonder Woman's rescue of her daughter, Paula became one of Diana's most loyal friends and allies throughout the Golden and Silver Age Ages of comics.comics.
** Several versions of the ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} have become friends with Diana after their defeat. This generally doesn't last past any shakeups in the creative team as new writers want to have Wondy face off against her iconic villain once more.
** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': Ectreba started out as a cruel opponent on Hope's End before Diana gained her respect by defeating her, which led to a strong if contentious friendship.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'': Paula von Gunther didn't really like working for the Nazis but also hated Wonder Woman during their first few encounters. After her final defeat at Wonder Woman's hands, and Wonder Woman's rescue of her daughter, Paula became one of Diana's most loyal friends and allies throughout the Golden and Silver Age of comics.


* In ''Creator/PeterChimaera'''s [[WeirdCrossover Digimon 3: Predator vs. Digimon]], this somehow ends up happening after the Predator is defeated by being [[UnusualEuphemism 'kicked in the invisible']].

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* In ''Creator/PeterChimaera'''s [[WeirdCrossover Digimon ''Digimon 3: Predator vs. Digimon]], Digimon'', this somehow ends up happening after the Predator is defeated by being [[UnusualEuphemism 'kicked "kicked in the invisible']].invisible"]].
* In ''Fanfic/KaraOfRokyn'', [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]] begins to build a tentative friendship with her ex-rival wrestler Jara after defeating her for good.



* Puss in Boots in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' is hired by the king to assassinate Shrek. However, unlike his fairy tale counterpart, he does not try to trick the ogre into changing into a mouse, but instead makes a direct, frontal assault on Shrek, which works up until the feline gags on a hairball, spitting it up. Shrek and Donkey spare his life, and Puss proposes to the ogre he owes a life debt to him, in thanks. Although there is some tension/rivalry between Puss and Donkey (who seems nervous that Puss is taking his place as "annoying talking animal"), the three eventually become close friends and allies.

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* Puss in Boots in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'' is hired by the king to assassinate Shrek. However, unlike his fairy tale counterpart, he does not try to trick the ogre into changing into a mouse, but instead makes a direct, frontal assault on Shrek, which works up until the feline gags on a hairball, spitting it up. Shrek and Donkey spare his life, and Puss proposes to the ogre he owes a life debt to him, in thanks. Although there is some tension/rivalry between Puss and Donkey (who seems nervous that Puss is taking his place as "annoying talking animal"), the three eventually become close friends and allies.


* In ''Author/PeterChimaera'''s [[WeirdCrossover Digimon 3: Predator vs. Digimon]], this somehow ends up happening after the Predator is defeated by being [[UnusualEuphemism 'kicked in the invisible']].

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* In ''Author/PeterChimaera'''s ''Creator/PeterChimaera'''s [[WeirdCrossover Digimon 3: Predator vs. Digimon]], this somehow ends up happening after the Predator is defeated by being [[UnusualEuphemism 'kicked in the invisible']].

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* In ''Author/PeterChimaera'''s [[WeirdCrossover Digimon 3: Predator vs. Digimon]], this somehow ends up happening after the Predator is defeated by being [[UnusualEuphemism 'kicked in the invisible']].


* Pip and Hebert from ''Literature/GreatExpectations''.
* Theatre/{{Hamlet}} and Laertes.

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* %%%* Pip and Hebert from ''Literature/GreatExpectations''.
* %%%* Theatre/{{Hamlet}} and Laertes.



** It's most notably a trait of [[BoisterousBruiser Robert Baratheon]], who turned bitter Targaryen loyalist enemies into staunch supporters with clemency, generosity, and plain old charisma after his (successful) rebellion. He only does this with those he considers {{Worthy Opponent}}s, though; he kills [[TheWisePrince Rhaegar]] just as dead as he can after Rhaegar kidnaps [[spoiler:maybe]] his fiancee, and has no mercy for any Targaryen survivors, even [[WhatTheHellHero children who were babies during the war]]. Tywin also instructs his grandson Joffrey that rebels must be shown mercy and welcomed back into the fold upon surrender, [[PragmaticVillainy or else they will have no incentive to surrender and will fight to the bitter end instead.]] (The lesson is a bit lost on [[TheCaligula Joff]].)

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** It's most notably a trait of [[BoisterousBruiser Robert Baratheon]], who turned bitter Targaryen loyalist enemies into staunch supporters with clemency, generosity, and plain old charisma after his (successful) rebellion. He only does this with those he considers {{Worthy Opponent}}s, though; he kills [[TheWisePrince Rhaegar]] just as dead as he can after Rhaegar kidnaps [[spoiler:maybe]] his fiancee, and has no mercy for any Targaryen survivors, even [[WhatTheHellHero children who were babies during the war]].war. Tywin also instructs his grandson Joffrey that rebels must be shown mercy and welcomed back into the fold upon surrender, [[PragmaticVillainy or else they will have no incentive to surrender and will fight to the bitter end instead.]] (The lesson is a bit lost on [[TheCaligula Joff]].)


** In a GenreSavvy moment, Gwen says she knows this can now be true of her and her nemesis Charmcaster at the end of their final episode in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', since Charmcaster's now powerless and trapped in Gwen's custody, able to recover from her psychosis. Given the similarities between Ben and Kevin's rivalry plus the additional MagicalGirl / DarkMagicalGirl elements here, Gwen's probably right on the money (WordOfGod later confirmed that [[http://65.media.tumblr.com/9270f5ca74f393cee1cca0cc15dced47/tumblr_oac430oTSl1sdo9gko1_500.png yes, she was.]])

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** In a GenreSavvy moment, Gwen says she knows this can now be true of her and her nemesis Charmcaster at the end of their final episode in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', since Charmcaster's now powerless and trapped in Gwen's custody, able to recover from her psychosis. Given the similarities between Ben and Kevin's rivalry plus the additional MagicalGirl / DarkMagicalGirl elements here, Gwen's probably right on the money (WordOfGod later confirmed that [[http://65.media.tumblr.com/9270f5ca74f393cee1cca0cc15dced47/tumblr_oac430oTSl1sdo9gko1_500.png yes, she was.]])


* Subverted ''and'' played straight in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', where Ben, feeling some sympathy for [[EvilCounterpart Kevin 11]] due to his FreudianExcuse, offered him this after defeating him. Kevin appeared to consider the offers, but only used the opportunity to attempt to backstab Ben. In a later episode, they did have an EnemyMine following their capture in GladiatorGames, but Kevin attempted once again to kill Ben at the first opportunity. The trope eventually is played straight in the sequel ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', where Kevin is once again forced to team up with Ben for a longer time, leading them to actually befriend each others, but it took a 5 years TimeSkip for such a thing to happen, and later episodes reveal Kevin had to recover from his psychosis during those five years.

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* Subverted ''and'' played straight in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', where Ben, feeling some sympathy for [[EvilCounterpart Kevin 11]] due to his FreudianExcuse, offered him this after defeating him. Kevin appeared to consider the offers, offer, but only used the opportunity to attempt to backstab Ben. In a later episode, they did have an EnemyMine following their capture in GladiatorGames, but Kevin attempted once again to kill Ben at the first opportunity. The trope eventually is played straight in the sequel ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', where Kevin is once again forced to team up with Ben for a longer time, leading them to actually befriend each others, other, but it took a 5 years 5-year TimeSkip for such a thing to happen, and later episodes reveal Kevin had to recover from his psychosis during those five years.

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