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So you have two characters who are friends, partners, siblings, or lovers. It appears that they're in some sort of [[WeUsedToBeFriends falling out]] or one of them has [[EtTuBrute betrayed them]]. You can expect one of the characters will say they now hated them, but they revealed that they already had contempt for them from the beginning. Usually, they will declare that they never liked the character or they always knew how flawed the character is.

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So you have two characters who are friends, partners, siblings, siblings or lovers. It appears that they're in some sort of [[WeUsedToBeFriends falling out]] or one of them has [[EtTuBrute betrayed them]]. You can expect one of the characters will say they now hated them, but they revealed that they already had contempt for them from the beginning. Usually, they will declare that they never liked the character or they always knew how flawed the character is.



The character declaring this may have been TheLancer, TheRival, or a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who happens to have a begrudging respect for TheHero. To see him [[FallenHero fall into dark times]] may be shocking, but this is just an excuse to express his dislike for the RivalTurnedEvil.

In other ways, the character who expresses their ill will for the hero may not hate them at all. They only declare that they hated the hero as a [[LameComeback lame retort]] against the other character severing all ties. It's no surprise that this trope can show you one (or two) characters never really see eye to eye to begin with anyways.

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The character declaring this may have been TheLancer, TheRival, or a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who happens to have a begrudging respect for TheHero. To see him [[FallenHero fall into on dark times]] may be shocking, but this is just an excuse to express his dislike for the RivalTurnedEvil.

In other ways, the character who expresses their ill will for the hero may not hate them at all. They only declare that they hated the hero as a [[LameComeback lame retort]] against the other character severing all ties. It's no surprise that this trope can show you one (or two) characters never really see eye to eye eye, to begin with anyways.



** Sasuke's big brother Itachi slaughters their whole clan (including their parents), traumatizing the young Sasuke. When Sasuke (who had adored his big brother) asks why he would do this, Itachi says that he was EvilAllAlong and only ''pretended'' to be the loving big brother and he actually despised Sasuke the whole time. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be completely untrue. Itachi was juct acting like a jerkass to be a StealthMentor for his little brother, as this was the only way he could be spared by the massacre Itachi committed on the orders of his village government.]]

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** Sasuke's big brother Itachi slaughters their whole clan (including their parents), traumatizing the young Sasuke. When Sasuke (who had adored his big brother) asks why he would do this, Itachi says that he was EvilAllAlong and only ''pretended'' to be the loving big brother and he actually despised Sasuke the whole time. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be completely untrue. Itachi was juct just acting like a jerkass to be a StealthMentor for his little brother, as this was the only way he could be spared by the massacre Itachi committed on the orders of his village government.]]



* A variation of this can be found in ''Film/TheBoatThatRocked'', The Count challenges Gavin to a game of chicken by jumping off the main mast of the boat, after it is learned Simon's new bride only married him as means to get close to Gavin, whom she is really in love with. While inching out over the mast, The Count shouts down below, "I never even liked Simon!"
* ''{{Film/Goldeneye}}''. Alec Trevelyan and Film/JamesBond have supposedly been good friends and colleagues before Trevelyan's presumed death during a failed mission. But when it turns out that Alec is in fact alive and the villain of the film, his longstanding contempt for Bond is revealed in practically everything he says--his loyalty to England and [=MI6=], his womanizing (in particular, that it's partly a defense mechanism to avoid his grief over Tracy's death, and even his skills as an agent:

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* A variation of this can be found in ''Film/TheBoatThatRocked'', The Count challenges Gavin to a game of chicken by jumping off the main mast of the boat, after it is learned Simon's new bride only married him as a means to get close to Gavin, whom she is really in love with. While inching out over the mast, The Count shouts down below, "I never even liked Simon!"
* ''{{Film/Goldeneye}}''. Alec Trevelyan and Film/JamesBond have supposedly been good friends and colleagues before Trevelyan's presumed death during a failed mission. But when it turns out that Alec is is, in fact fact, alive and the villain of the film, his longstanding contempt for Bond is revealed in practically everything he says--his loyalty to England and [=MI6=], his womanizing (in particular, that it's partly a defense mechanism to avoid his grief over Tracy's death, and even his skills as an agent:



* In ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'', Creator/JonahHill is at first nothing but nice to Jay in that overnice way of someone who knows they aren't liked and is trying really hard to change that opinion. Then he reveals in a monologued prayer to God that he really hates Jay, thinks he's a bad influence on Creator/SethRogen, and wishes he ''died''. Well, his prayer is heard... by a demon. Who comes at night and [[KarmicRape forces himself]] on Hill, leading to him being traumatized and soon after getting DemonicallyPossessed.
* Towards the end of ''Film/WeddingCrashers'', there's a scene where the {{Jerkass}} DisposableFiance gets into an argument with the main character and the love interest. He asks the love interest's dad to back him up, clearly expecting it since the two have seemed to be rather close throughout the whole movie. Instead dad turns around and tells the fiancee that he never really cared for him much, and only put up with him because he seemed to make his daughter happy.

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* In ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'', Creator/JonahHill is at first nothing but nice to Jay in that overnice way of someone who knows they aren't liked and is trying really hard to change that opinion. Then he reveals in a monologued prayer to God that he really hates Jay, thinks he's a bad influence on Creator/SethRogen, Creator/SethRogen and wishes he ''died''. Well, his prayer is heard... by a demon. Who comes at night and [[KarmicRape forces himself]] on Hill, leading to him being traumatized and soon after getting DemonicallyPossessed.
* Towards the end of ''Film/WeddingCrashers'', there's a scene where the {{Jerkass}} DisposableFiance gets into an argument with the main character and the love interest. He asks the love interest's dad to back him up, clearly expecting it since the two have seemed to be rather close throughout the whole movie. Instead Instead, dad turns around and tells the fiancee that he never really cared for him much, and only put up with him because he seemed to make his daughter happy.



* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': In the episode "To Thine Own Self be Blue...and Gold", Philip discovers that his old college friend, Ernest, decided to bribe a city councilman with a briefcase full of money and uses Will to deliver it. Because of this, Philip returns Ernest the briefcase and bluntly tells him to GetOut, leaving Ernest to smugly tell Philip that he was always so damned naive.

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* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': In the episode "To Thine Own Self be Be Blue...and Gold", Philip discovers that his old college friend, Ernest, decided to bribe a city councilman with a briefcase full of money and uses Will to deliver it. Because of this, Philip returns Ernest the briefcase and bluntly tells him to GetOut, leaving Ernest to smugly tell Philip that he was always so damned naive.



** In "Linchpin/Pandora," Castle is rocked to discover that [[spoiler: former lover and CIA agent Sophia Turner]] is part of a plot to start war with the Chinese. When Castle says "you could never turn on your country," [[spoiler: Sophia smiles and ''in Russian'' responds "this was never my country." She's actually a KGB agent who had just infiltrated the CIA when the Soviet Union fell and has been waiting years for a chance to strike at the country she always considered the enemy.]]

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** In "Linchpin/Pandora," Castle is rocked to discover that [[spoiler: former lover and CIA agent Sophia Turner]] is part of a plot to start a war with the Chinese. When Castle says "you could never turn on your country," [[spoiler: Sophia smiles and ''in Russian'' responds "this was never my country." She's actually a KGB agent who had just infiltrated the CIA when the Soviet Union fell and has been waiting years for a chance to strike at the country she always considered the enemy.]]



* In the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Betrayal" Kramer discovers that his good friend FDR - Franklin Delano Romanowski - hates him and uses his birthday wish to wish for Kramer to drop dead, because years earlier Kramer hit him with a snowball.

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* In the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Betrayal" Kramer discovers that his good friend FDR - Franklin Delano Romanowski - hates him and uses his birthday wish to wish for Kramer to drop dead, dead because years earlier Kramer hit him with a snowball.



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* ''Videogame/{{Persona 4}}'': This is done posthumously after the death of Saki Konishi, the girl [[TheLancer Yosuke]] had a crush on and worked at the store his father managed. When they visit her death site, her last thoughts are broadcast loudly. He finds out that she found him to be a real pain in the ass and hated how much he flirted with her, and was only nice to him because he was the boss's son. He takes the news hard at first, but later still tries to respect her opinion and bring her killer to justice.
* In ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' in the first time that you meet [[EvilGenius Thuris]] he and [[TokenEvilTeammate Gig]] have a discussion, during it Gig off-handendly mentions that, of his three vassal World Eaters, Thuris was always the one he disliked the most.

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* ''Videogame/{{Persona 4}}'': This is done posthumously after the death of Saki Konishi, the girl [[TheLancer Yosuke]] had a crush on and worked at the store his father managed. When they visit her death site, her last thoughts are broadcast loudly. He finds out that she found him to be a real pain in the ass and hated how much he flirted with her, her and was only nice to him because he was the boss's son. He takes the news hard at first, but later still tries to respect her opinion and bring her killer to justice.
* In ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' in the first time that you meet [[EvilGenius Thuris]] he and [[TokenEvilTeammate Gig]] have a discussion, during it it, Gig off-handendly off-handedly mentions that, of his three vassal World Eaters, Thuris was always the one he disliked the most.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Carl will occasionally show that he doesn't like Lenny or the other barflies, the biggest example is in "the Saga of Carl" where he says the reason he had no problem stealing the winning lottery ticket from the gang is because he never saw them as friends, just guys discussing guy stuff.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Carl will occasionally show that he doesn't like Lenny or the other barflies, the biggest example is in "the "The Saga of Carl" where he says the reason he had no problem stealing the winning lottery ticket from the gang is because he never saw them as friends, just guys discussing guy stuff.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In the episode "''Stuck Together''", Topaz, a hired bodyguard from Aquamarine reveals that despite her mute and stoic personality, she hates working for her boss because of how horrible she is to her. After hearing Steven and Lars commiserating with on another over their fate, she becomes so emotional moved by them that she opts to help them escape back to Earth. She even tries to stand up to Aquamarine when she catches her in the act helping them. [[spoiler: Unfortunately though, she is forced to resume obeying her master when Aquamarine threatens to report her insubordinance to the Diamonds]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In the episode "''Stuck Together''", Topaz, a hired bodyguard from Aquamarine reveals that despite her mute and stoic personality, she hates working for her boss because of how horrible she is to her. After hearing Steven and Lars commiserating with on one another over their fate, she becomes so emotional moved by them that she opts to help them escape back to Earth. She even tries to stand up to Aquamarine when she catches her in the act helping them. [[spoiler: Unfortunately though, she is forced to resume obeying her master when Aquamarine threatens to report her insubordinance insubordination to the Diamonds]].

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* In ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice,'' when they arrive in Gotham, Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan admits to ComicBook/GreenArrow that he never liked Franchise/{{Batman}}.


* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': After being called out for his cruel and unusual coaching, Coach Sauers revealed his hatred for Hank, who he blamed for costing him the championship game due to breaking his ankle. Hank responded that Sauers wouldn't have made it to the championships without him in the first place.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': After being called out for his cruel and unusual coaching, Coach Sauers revealed his hatred for Hank, who he blamed for costing him the state championship football game due to breaking his ankle. Hank responded that Sauers wouldn't have made it to the championships without him in the first place.


* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': After being called out for his cruel and unusual coaching, Coach Sauers revealed his hatred for Hank, who he blamed for costing him the championship due to breaking his ankle. Hank retorts that Sauers wouldn't have made it to the championships without him in the first place.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': After being called out for his cruel and unusual coaching, Coach Sauers revealed his hatred for Hank, who he blamed for costing him the championship game due to breaking his ankle. Hank retorts responded that Sauers wouldn't have made it to the championships without him in the first place.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': After being called out for his cruel and unusual coaching, Coach Sauers revealed his hatred for Hank, who he blamed for costing him the championship due to breaking his ankle. Hank retorts that Sauers wouldn't have made it to the championships without him in the first place.

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* ''Literature/WonderWomanWarbringer'': Jason doesn't like Theo at all, he considers him useless. The only reason he pretended to befriend him was so that he could keep an eye on Theo's father.

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* In ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' and various other crossovers, it seems half of TheAvengers always secretly hated the other half.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In the episode "''Stuck Together''", Topaz, a hired bodyguard from Aquamarine reveals that despite her mute and stoic personality, she hates working for her boss because of how horrible she is to her. After hearing Steven and Lars commiserating with on another over their fate, she becomes so emotional moved by them that she opts to help them escape back to Earth. She even tries to stand up to Aquamarine when she catches her in the act helping them. [[spoiler: Unfortunately though, she is forced to resume obeying her master when Aquamarine threatens to report her insubordinance to the Diamonds]].


* Played with interestingly in ''Anime/DeathNote'' where Aizawa screams angrily at L, "I ALWAYS HATED YOU RYUZAKI!" But L rebuttals nicely with, "That's such a shame. Because I always liked you, Mr. Aizawa."

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* Played with interestingly in ''Anime/DeathNote'' where Aizawa screams angrily at L, "I ALWAYS HATED YOU RYUZAKI!" But L rebuttals nicely with, "That's such a shame. Because I always liked you, Mr. Aizawa."



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Sasuke's big brother Itachi slaughters their whole clan (including their parents), traumatizing the young Sasuke. When Sasuke (who had adored his big brother) asks why he would do this, Itachi says that he was EvilAllAlong and only ''pretended'' to be the loving big brother and he actually despised Sasuke the whole time. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be completely untrue. Itachi was putting on a JerkassFacade as a StealthMentor for his little brother, as this was the only way he could be spared by the massacre Itachi committed on the orders of his village government.]]

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Sasuke's big brother Itachi slaughters their whole clan (including their parents), traumatizing the young Sasuke. When Sasuke (who had adored his big brother) asks why he would do this, Itachi says that he was EvilAllAlong and only ''pretended'' to be the loving big brother and he actually despised Sasuke the whole time. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be completely untrue. Itachi was putting on juct acting like a JerkassFacade as jerkass to be a StealthMentor for his little brother, as this was the only way he could be spared by the massacre Itachi committed on the orders of his village government.]]

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* In ''Anime/FLCLAlternative,'' [[spoiler:Pets does this to Kana in the penultimate episode, before giving a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that deconstructs Kana's actions throughout the rest of the series]]. Notably, this conflict does not get resolved, as the angry character chooses to leave [[spoiler:the planet]] without trying to patch up the relationship first.

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* This is the major twist of Series/BetterCallSaul season 1.[[spoiler: The tough but loving Chuck revealed that he was the one who kept sabotaging Jimmy's career as a lawyer because of his disdain for Jimmy's past as a con man.]]


* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', in the flashback when [[BigBad Aizen]] reveals [[ItWasHisSled that he is a traitor]], his Captain Shinji tells him that he always knew Aizen was no good and never liked him. The entire reason he chose Aizen as his lieutenant was to keep an eye on him. Aizen smugly tells Shinji that his distrust is exactly why Shinji never noticed that Aizen had secretly replaced himself with a doppelganger months ago; [[OutGambitted by never allowing himself to like or get to know Aizen, Shinji was unable to see any strange behavior after the switch]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', in the flashback when [[BigBad Aizen]] reveals [[ItWasHisSled that he is a traitor]], his Captain Shinji Captain, Shinji, tells him that he always knew Aizen was no good and never liked him. The entire reason he chose Aizen as his lieutenant was to keep an eye on him. Aizen smugly tells Shinji that his distrust is exactly why Shinji never noticed that Aizen had secretly replaced himself with a doppelganger months ago; [[OutGambitted by never allowing himself to like or get to know Aizen, Shinji was unable to see any strange behavior after the switch]].


The character's hatred or disdain for their friend/partner can implicate that they may have had problems with the other character, especially if he has a bit of quirks, and the reason they were friends/partners with them for a long time was [[TeethClenchedTeamwork out of necessity, not because they like each other.]]

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The character's hatred or disdain for their friend/partner can implicate that they may have had problems with the other character, especially if he has a bit of quirks, and the reason they were friends/partners with them for a long time was [[TeethClenchedTeamwork out of necessity, not because they like each other.]]

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': Though their interaction is fairly sparse when tensions run high and Geoffrey St. John begins throwing accusations of treachery at the Freedom Fighters Antoine punches him. Antoine admits that he never liked Geoffrey, viewing his position as too convenient and his appointment as disrespectful to the previous owner of the role, Antoine's father.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Carl will occasionally show that he doesn't like Lenny or the other barflies, the biggest example is in "the Saga of Carl" where he says the reason he had no problem stealing the winning lottery ticket from the gang is because he never saw them as friends, just guys discussing guy stuff.

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