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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsThe ReturnOfTheKing'': Inverted. Just when he needs him most, Frodo ''sends'' ''Sam'' away [[VillainsNeverLie due to Gollum's ploy]]. Moments later [[spoiler:he's paralyzed by Shelob]]. Luckily, ThePowerOfFriendship prevails. (In the book, they're just separated in the maze of caves.)

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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsThe ReturnOfTheKing'': ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheReturnOfTheKing'': Inverted. Just when he needs him most, Frodo ''sends'' ''Sam'' away [[VillainsNeverLie due to Gollum's ploy]]. Moments later [[spoiler:he's paralyzed by Shelob]]. Luckily, ThePowerOfFriendship prevails. (In the book, they're just separated in the maze of caves.)


* ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsThe ReturnOfTheKing]]'': Inverted. Just when he needs him most, Frodo ''sends'' ''Sam'' away [[VillainsNeverLie due to Gollum's ploy]]. Moments later [[spoiler:he's paralyzed by Shelob]]. Luckily, ThePowerOfFriendship prevails. (In the book, they're just separated in the maze of caves.)

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* ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsThe ReturnOfTheKing]]'': ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsThe ReturnOfTheKing'': Inverted. Just when he needs him most, Frodo ''sends'' ''Sam'' away [[VillainsNeverLie due to Gollum's ploy]]. Moments later [[spoiler:he's paralyzed by Shelob]]. Luckily, ThePowerOfFriendship prevails. (In the book, they're just separated in the maze of caves.)


* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017:'' [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle, overwhelmed by the stress caused by the events of the movie thus far, [[RageBreakingPoint accuses the other Mane Five of being]] [[WhamLine horrible friends.]] The others are hurt by her accusation and Twilight [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified by what she said]], but the five decide to give her space to cool down, though they're obviously hurt. However, when Twilight's kidnapped, [[ChangedMyMindKid the girls spring into action to go save their friend.]]]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017:'' [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle, overwhelmed by the stress caused by the events of the movie thus far, [[RageBreakingPoint accuses the other Mane Five of being]] [[WhamLine horrible friends.]] The others are hurt by her accusation and Twilight [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified by what she said]], but the five decide to give her space to cool down, though they're obviously hurt. However, when Twilight's kidnapped, [[ChangedMyMindKid the girls spring into action to go save their friend.]]]]friend]]]].



* ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King]]'': Inverted. Just when he needs him most, Frodo ''sends'' ''Sam'' away [[VillainsNeverLie due to Gollum's ploy]]. Moments later [[spoiler:he's paralyzed by Shelob]]. Luckily, ThePowerOfFriendship prevails. (In the book, they're just separated in the maze of caves.)

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* ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King]]'': ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsThe ReturnOfTheKing]]'': Inverted. Just when he needs him most, Frodo ''sends'' ''Sam'' away [[VillainsNeverLie due to Gollum's ploy]]. Moments later [[spoiler:he's paralyzed by Shelob]]. Luckily, ThePowerOfFriendship prevails. (In the book, they're just separated in the maze of caves.)

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* Happens on occasion throughout ''Franchise/LupinIII''. The most common form is for Lupin to side with the traitorous FemmeFatale Fujiko one too many times, causing the rest of his gang members to storm off and leave him to deal with the mess she's put him in. ''Anime/LupinIIITheMysteryOfMamo'' probably has the best example, with Lupin, Jigen, and Goemon nearly coming to blows over Fujiko's treachery before the latter two abandon Lupin in the wilderness. [[spoiler:They end up coming back to help him later when he ends up in Mamo's hands.]]


* The ''Literature/Franklin'' episode titled "Franklin's Favourite Card" has Franklin and Bear end their friendship briefly when Franklin refuses to believe that Bear didn't lose his favourite card. [[spoiler: They soon reconcile when Franklin realises that his friendship with Bear is more important than his favourite card.]]

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* The ''Literature/Franklin'' ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' episode titled "Franklin's Favourite Card" has Franklin and Bear end their friendship briefly when Franklin refuses to believe that Bear didn't lose his favourite card. [[spoiler: They soon reconcile when Franklin realises that his friendship with Bear is more important than his favourite card.]]

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* The ''Literature/Franklin'' episode titled "Franklin's Favourite Card" has Franklin and Bear end their friendship briefly when Franklin refuses to believe that Bear didn't lose his favourite card. [[spoiler: They soon reconcile when Franklin realises that his friendship with Bear is more important than his favourite card.]]


* In [[Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda]], after months of blackmail, Abby, Leah, and Nick find out that he's been manipulating them all to try and get Abby together with Martin. Of course this has to happen [[spoiler:right after he gets outed and loses his entire sense of security in the world anyway.]]

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* In [[Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda]], Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda, after months of blackmail, Abby, Leah, and Nick find out that he's been manipulating them all to try and get Abby together with Martin. Of course this has to happen [[spoiler:right after he gets outed and loses his entire sense of security in the world anyway.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Following Steven’s return from his first visit to Homeworld in “Dewey Wins”, Connie is upset with Steven for choosing to give himself up to the Homeworld Gems instead of confronting them together in which Steven doesn’t understand at first, causing Connie as she and Lion both leave him and [[spoiler: unintentionally]] gives him the Silent Treatment. When Steven realize what Connie meant and she doesn’t respond to any of his calls or text message, he’s tearfully believes that Connie now hates him for breaking their promise to be a team. [[spoiler: When Steven reunites with Connie in “Kevin Party”, she tells him she wasn’t trying to ignore him and wants to talk things out with him in person and rides Lion to Steven’s house only to find he was on vacation at the time and she attends Kevin’s Party hoping to see Steven again. Steven apologizes to Connie for breaking their promise and they both make up.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Following Steven’s return from his first visit to Homeworld in “Dewey Wins”, Connie is upset with Steven for choosing to give himself up to the Homeworld Gems instead of confronting them together in which Steven doesn’t understand at first, causing Connie to give up explaining as she and Lion both leave him and [[spoiler: unintentionally]] gives him the Silent Treatment. When Steven realize what Connie meant and she doesn’t respond to any of his calls or text message, he’s tearfully believes that Connie now hates him for breaking their promise to be a team. [[spoiler: When Steven reunites with Connie in “Kevin Party”, she tells him she wasn’t trying to ignore him and wants to talk things out with him in person and rides Lion to Steven’s house only to find he was on vacation at the time and she attends Kevin’s Party hoping to see Steven again. again but doesn’t know what to say to him. Steven apologizes to Connie for breaking their promise and they both hug and make up.]]

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*''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Following Steven’s return from his first visit to Homeworld in “Dewey Wins”, Connie is upset with Steven for choosing to give himself up to the Homeworld Gems instead of confronting them together in which Steven doesn’t understand at first, causing Connie as she and Lion both leave him and [[spoiler: unintentionally]] gives him the Silent Treatment. When Steven realize what Connie meant and she doesn’t respond to any of his calls or text message, he’s tearfully believes that Connie now hates him for breaking their promise to be a team. [[spoiler: When Steven reunites with Connie in “Kevin Party”, she tells him she wasn’t trying to ignore him and wants to talk things out with him in person and rides Lion to Steven’s house only to find he was on vacation at the time and she attends Kevin’s Party hoping to see Steven again. Steven apologizes to Connie for breaking their promise and they both make up.]]

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** Happens again in the sequel ''Disney/RalphBreakstheInternet'' where Ralph's clinginess leads him to make stupid decisions that cause Vanellope to renounce their friendship. They reconcile by the end.

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* In [[Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda]], after months of blackmail, Abby, Leah, and Nick find out that he's been manipulating them all to try and get Abby together with Martin. Of course this has to happen [[spoiler:right after he gets outed and loses his entire sense of security in the world anyway.]]

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* Towards the climax of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', this happens between Aladdin and Genie because Aladdin says he can't keep his promise to [[FreeingTheGenie free Genie]] due to realizing he can't keep up his prince facade without him. Unfortunately, this has a double negative consequence as not only does it lead to Aladdin accidentally leaving the lamp behind and allowing Iago to steal it, but because Aladdin didn't free Genie in that moment, Jafar was able to use him to take over Agrabah.


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** [[MeaningfulName Discord]] breaks apart the friendship between the mane six in the 2-part premiere of the second season. He cheats on this one; while he pretends that he's doing it via MoreThanMindControl, its quite clear that no, it isn't really more. He just [[ForTheEvulz gets kicks out of breaking them emotionally before brainwashing them to stop being friends]].
** It happens again in the finale for the same season, though it wasn't a form of mind control that caused Twilight's friends to break up with her, but rather a form of TheDulcineaEffect [[spoiler:and ShapeShifting]].

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** In the season two premiere, where [[MeaningfulName Discord]] breaks apart the friendship between the mane six Mane Six. Invoked in the 2-part premiere of the second season. He cheats on this one; that it happens through him "cheating" rather than any actual in-fighting; while he pretends that he's doing it via MoreThanMindControl, its quite clear that that, no, it isn't really more. He he's just [[ForTheEvulz gets getting his kicks out of breaking them emotionally before brainwashing them to stop being friends]].
** It happens again in the finale for the same season, though it wasn't a form of mind control that caused Twilight's friends to break up season two finale, with her, but rather everyone abandoning Twilight due to thinking she's being a form of TheDulcineaEffect [[spoiler:and ShapeShifting]].paranoid jerk about her soon-to-be sister-in-law being evil. Turns out [[ShapeShifting she was half-right]].



** This happens to Starlight Glimmer twice. The first time, in "No Second Prances", Twilight's distrust and paranoia towards Trixie leads to the magician to show [[OpenMouthInsertFoot how many hooves she can fit in her mouth]] when she boasts about how great it was to one-up Twilight. The second time, in "Rock Solid Friendship", Pinkie Pie's insistence that Maud Pie and Starlight bond in ''her own'' way leads a frustrated Maud to move away from Ponyville temporary.

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** This happens to Starlight Glimmer twice. The first time, in In "No Second Prances", Twilight's distrust and paranoia towards Trixie Trixie's friendship with Starlight leads to the magician to show Trixie showing [[OpenMouthInsertFoot how many hooves she can fit in her mouth]] when she boasts about how great it was to finally one-up Twilight. Twilight, making Starlight believe that their friendship was fake. The second time, issue is solved just in time to stop Trixie from, for all intents and purposes, committing suicide.[[note]]Starlight was supposed to help Trixie perform a trick where a magician escapes from the stomach of a manticore, as Trixie isn't talented enough with any magic beyond slight-of-hand to pull it off solo. A depressed Trixie decides to do the act anyway once Starlight leaves.[[/note]]
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in "Rock Solid Friendship", Pinkie Pie's insistence in controlling the way that her older sister Maud Pie and Starlight bond in ''her own'' way leads a frustrated Maud to move away from Ponyville temporary.Ponyville. The issue here wasn't that Maud and Starlight had a falling out, but that Pinkie couldn't even give the two the breathing room needed to even ''begin'' a good friendship.


* One ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' episode featured [[HighSchoolHustler Zack]] and [[HollywoodNerd Screech]] making a friendship bracelet business only to be upstaged by the rest of the SixStudentClique, who were selling [[ShamelessRipoff "Buddy Bands"]]. Before the last commercial break, Screech quits (albeit after Zack, desperate for sales, gives Screech away as a "friend for an hour"), leaving Zack alone. This example is unusual in that it did not result in a ThePowerOfFriendship moment, it instead resulted in Zack exacting revenge by destroying their business by buying a Buddy Band and giving it to the school principal, [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame whose proud display of it makes it instantly unpopular to wear]].

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* One ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' episode featured [[HighSchoolHustler Zack]] and [[HollywoodNerd Screech]] making a friendship bracelet business only to be upstaged by the rest of the SixStudentClique, who were selling [[ShamelessRipoff "Buddy Bands"]]. Bands." Before the last commercial break, Screech quits (albeit after Zack, desperate for sales, gives Screech away as a "friend for an hour"), leaving Zack alone. This example is unusual in that it did not result in a ThePowerOfFriendship moment, it instead resulted in Zack exacting revenge by destroying their business by buying a Buddy Band and giving it to the school principal, [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame whose proud display of it makes it instantly unpopular to wear]].

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