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* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series:
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'', TheHeavy is Marth's DemonicPossession-afflicted friend Hardin.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', Sigurd is forced to fight his old friend Eldigan after his warmongering king Chagall attacks Grannvale; Eldigan can't be convinced to stand down because Grannvale itself is developing disturbing imperialistic tendencies.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', the tutorial boss is one of Lilina's knights, Bors.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', the BigBad is Eirika and Ephraim's DemonicPossession[=/=]MoreThanMindControl-afflicted friend Lyon.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'', the tutorial bosses are TheRival Boyd and the MentorArchetype Greil.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'', when Daein goes to war with the Laguz Alliance in Part 3, many of the characters on both sides of the conflict were comrades in ''Path of Radiance'' (for example, Ike and Sothe or Jill and Haar).
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', you fight Marth, the masked swordsman who saved your hide two chapters ago, as the boss of Chapter 4 in order to secure a military alliance.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
*** The tutorial boss is Xander, your CoolBigBro, who is testing your mettle.
*** In the ''Revelation'' route, members of Corrin's army are occasionally forced to fight their friends and loved ones in the Hoshidan and Nohrian armies as they fall for [[spoiler:Anankos]]'s machinations (for example, Takumi vs. Ryoma or Selena vs. Laslow).
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses'':
*** In Chapters 1 and 7, you fight your {{Friendly Rival}}s Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude (whichever two you didn't pick) in a mock battle.
*** In [[WhamEpisode Chapter 11]], you fight [[spoiler:your own ''lord'' Edelgard as the boss of the Black Eagles route after she reveals she's the one who has been orchestrating attacks on the Church of Seiros throughout the first half of the game. This leads straight into either a full-blown FaceHeelTurn on her part or a HazyFeelTurn on Byleth's.]]
*** In Black Eagles Chapter 15, you fight [[spoiler:Seteth and Flayn]], who both admit that they still see you as a friend after [[spoiler:you saved Flayn's hide way back in Chapter 6]] and regret having to fight you.
*** If you recruited [[spoiler:Lorenz]] to the Blue Lions or [[spoiler:Ashe]] to the Golden Deer, they pull a FaceHeelTurn over the timeskip and you have to fight them in Blue Lions Chapter 16/Golden Deer Chapter 15. Fortunately, DefeatMeansFriendship in this case.
*** In Blue Lions and Golden Deer Chapter 17, a miscommunication turns [[spoiler:Dimitri and Claude, nominally allies against Edelgard and old school friends]], against each other.



** The final duel is between Atem and the Yugi. Yugi must defeat Atem, so the latter can leave the word of the livings or he is "trapped" in this world.

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** The final duel is between Atem and the Yugi. Yugi must defeat Atem, so the latter can leave the word of the livings living or he is "trapped" in this world.



-->'''Skipper Jenkins''': That's it! I'm getting the fuck out of here! You fucked up, dude! You need some serious help!
-->'''The Champion''': And I need help fucking your wife!
-->'''Skipper Jenkins''': FUCK YOU! Don't you ever talk about my wife! [[IllKillYou I'll fucking kill you, man]]!

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-->'''Skipper Jenkins''': That's it! I'm getting the fuck out of here! You fucked up, dude! You need some serious help!
-->'''The
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'''The
Champion''': And I need help fucking your wife!
-->'''Skipper
wife!\\
'''Skipper
Jenkins''': FUCK YOU! Don't you ever talk about my wife! [[IllKillYou I'll fucking kill you, man]]!


This kind of battle tends to be more tragic than


A BossBattle in which you fight against a character who's explicitly on your side (otherwise it's CivilWarcraft or LetsYouAndHimFight). Occasionally this is the WarmupBoss in which your ally decides to test your skills before you start your real mission. It can also be a form of HeroicSacrifice in which the other good guy must die in order to accomplish a goal, and you have to be the one to do it. In some cases, your ally or allies are being [[BrainwashedAndCrazy mind-controlled]] or otherwise forced to fight you. Or maybe they have done a FaceHeelTurn and have become evil. Occasionally, especially in {{Fighting Game}}s, a character will beat up their friend to prevent them from fighting the BigBad. Better a few lumps than getting killed. In the end, most of the time, the real reason it happens is for the [[RuleOfCool cool fight that couldn't happen otherwise]].

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A BossBattle in which you fight against a character who's explicitly on your side (otherwise it's CivilWarcraft or LetsYouAndHimFight). Occasionally this is the WarmupBoss in which your ally decides to test your skills before you start your real mission. It can also be a form of HeroicSacrifice in which the other good guy must die in order to accomplish a goal, and you have to be the one to do it. In some cases, your ally or allies are being [[BrainwashedAndCrazy mind-controlled]] or otherwise forced to fight you. Or maybe they Maybe either you or them have done pulled a FaceHeelTurn and must be stopped for the greater good, have become evil. undergone a nasty dose of SanitySlippage, or have conflicting ideals incapable of being reconciled. Occasionally, especially in {{Fighting Game}}s, a character will beat up their friend to prevent them from fighting the BigBad. Better BigBad, because a few lumps is better than getting killed. As this kind of battle is often played for drama, you can expect SadBattleMusic to play instead of the usual HotBlooded battle music, serving to underscore the tragic circumstances behind the conflict. In the end, most of the time, the real reason it happens is for the [[RuleOfCool cool fight that couldn't happen otherwise]].
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This kind of battle tends to be more tragic than


* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' does this a few times. It happens twice with Riku in [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts the first game]]. He is first evil and is jealous of you, then attacks, and the next time he's possessed by darkness and becomes ThatOneBoss for several players.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' does this a few times. It happens twice with Riku in [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the first game]]. He is first evil and is jealous of you, then attacks, and the next time he's possessed by darkness and becomes ThatOneBoss for several players.



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** In the prequel, ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Saber was forced to fight [[spoiler:Lancelot]].



* The ''WebAnimation/{{TOME}}'' 5-year anniversary short features [[spoiler: Alpha fighting Zetto, who has at this point been revealed to actually be Kirbopher's alter ego. Since the Kirbopher character model was destroyed, Michael and Christopher hang out in the game using Chris's Zetto character model instead, and as such are able to have friendly battles without having to worry about any of the serious events that usually took place whenever Christopher was logged on as Zetto. Although since Kirbopher is really Zetto, technically any fight that took place between Alpha and Zetto in the past could be considered this, albeit unknowingly.]]

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* The ''WebAnimation/{{TOME}}'' 5-year anniversary short features [[spoiler: Alpha [[spoiler:Alpha fighting Zetto, who has at this point been revealed to actually be Kirbopher's alter ego. Since the Kirbopher character model was destroyed, Michael and Christopher hang out in the game using Chris's Zetto character model instead, and as such are able to have friendly battles without having to worry about any of the serious events that usually took place whenever Christopher was logged on as Zetto. Although since Kirbopher is really Zetto, technically any fight that took place between Alpha and Zetto in the past could be considered this, albeit unknowingly.]]]]


---> ''Terry is crying deeply.''
---> ''Olan doesn't want to do this...''

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---> ''Terry -->''Terry is crying deeply.''
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''Olan doesn't want to do this...''


* The first section of ''[[VideoGame/{{LISA}}]]: The Painful'''s finale involves Brad's surviving companions realizing that he's turned into a monster and confront him, forcing Brad to fight the three other front members of his party. Some party members actively hate Brad and will attack him no-holds-barred, but the worst part is seeing how some party members, especially the early ones who've been with you since the beginning, react to fighting you.

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* The first section of ''[[VideoGame/{{LISA}}]]: ''VideoGame/{{LISA}}: The Painful'''s finale involves Brad's surviving companions realizing that he's turned into a monster and confront him, forcing Brad to fight the three other front members of his party. Some party members actively hate Brad and will attack him no-holds-barred, but the worst part is seeing how some party members, especially the early ones who've been with you since the beginning, react to fighting you.

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* The first section of ''[[VideoGame/{{LISA}}]]: The Painful'''s finale involves Brad's surviving companions realizing that he's turned into a monster and confront him, forcing Brad to fight the three other front members of his party. Some party members actively hate Brad and will attack him no-holds-barred, but the worst part is seeing how some party members, especially the early ones who've been with you since the beginning, react to fighting you.
---> ''Terry is crying deeply.''
---> ''Olan doesn't want to do this...''


* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': When Minor attempted to boost his own power, the godmodder instead manipulated the attempt into turning minor into his own minion. Minor became the biggest threat on the field up until his defeat.

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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': When Minor attempted to boost his own power, power in the first game by giving himself an [[VideoGame/{{Infamous}} inFamous karma meter]], the godmodder instead manipulated the attempt into turning minor Minor into his own minion. Minor became the biggest threat on the field up until his defeat.



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* ''[[Series/WonderWoman1975 Wonder Woman]]'': In "The New, Original Wonder Woman", Princess Diana competes against all of her sisters on Paradise Island for the right to become Wonder Woman. In the finals, she personally shoots a gun at the other finalist - who isn't nearly as proficient at bullets and bracelets as Diana.


** ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'': The duel between Riou and his best friend, Jowy, which gets briefly postponed when [[spoiler: Gordo's]] men mortally wound [[spoiler: Riou's adopted sister, Nanami]]. In the end, if Riou has recruited all [[OneHundredEight 108 Stars of Destiny]] before the final battle, he can [[spoiler: spare Jowy's life and get the best ending]].

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** ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'': The duel between Riou and his best friend, Jowy, which gets briefly postponed when [[spoiler: Gordo's]] men mortally wound [[spoiler: Riou's adopted sister, Nanami]]. In the end, if Riou has recruited all [[OneHundredEight 108 Stars of Destiny]] before the final battle, he can [[spoiler: spare Jowy's life and get the best ending]]. This trope is actually ''enforced'' by their True Runes. The Bright Shield and Black Sword Runes are actually two halves of the True Rune of Beginning. The two Runes always end up with a pair of best friends, and events always play out that culminate in the two friends fighting to the death, upon which the two Runes merge back into the Rune of Beginning. The bearers prior to Riou and Jowy sealed their Runes away in the Shrine at Toto Village rather than play out this trope.


* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has a number of these.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' has a number of these.



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* ''VideoGame/OperationVIDEOGAME'' has a level where Numbuh Four has to fight the other members of Sector V after they've been turned into spank-happy vampires. The vampirized Numbuh Two, Numbuh Three, and Numbuh Five serve as mini-bosses, with spank-happy vampire Numbuh One being the level boss.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Shadowverse}}, the seven original leaders developed a sort of non-antagonistic bond to one another after they drove Nexus in the Morning Star Arc. [[spoiler:However, in the Guild Wars chapters, Luna had to fight Isabelle so that the latter would stop attacking Nicola Adel.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Shadowverse}}, ''VideoGame/{{Shadowverse}}'', the seven original leaders developed a sort of non-antagonistic bond to one another after they drove Nexus in the Morning Star Arc. [[spoiler:However, in the Guild Wars chapters, Luna had to fight Isabelle so that the latter would stop attacking Nicola Adel.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Shadowverse}}, the seven original leaders developed a sort of non-antagonistic bond to one another after they drove Nexus in the Morning Star Arc. [[spoiler:However, in the Guild Wars chapters, Luna had to fight Isabelle so that the latter would stop attacking Nicola Adel.]]

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