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* The Allied Powers from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. Justified since it's based on the real TeethClenchedTeamwork of the Allied Powers in the Second World War.



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''

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* The Allied Powers from ''Webcomic/HetaliaAxisPowers''. Justified since it's based on the real TeethClenchedTeamwork of the Allied Powers in the Second World War.



* ''Manga/MaiHime'', when Natsuki agrees to work with Mai and Mikoto, although she does eventually become friends with both of them. Further in episode 16, Midori unites the [=HiME=] into the "[=HiME=] Rangers" against a common threat despite them still holding grudges against each other... although it's subverted given Midori's selfish reason for doing so, and subverted again, and brutally, with The Reveal at the end of that very episode.
** This happens quite a bit between Mai and Natsuki in the manga, as well. Aside from the pair sharing a LivingMacGuffin in Yuuichi, the student council (under Haruka's [[WellIntentionedExtremist watchful eyes]]) is attempting to keep them apart to prove that their side is more efficient in protecting the school from Orphans. Yuuichi once calls out Natsuki and Mai for always fighting, and demands that they start getting along better so that they can defeat Yukino and Haruka. Even when the two factions are merged together under Midori's leadership, Nao frequently verbally exchanges insults with Natsuki while making it clear that she's only in it for her agenda while Haruka contemplates taking control of the group.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''''Manga/MyHime'', when Natsuki agrees to work with Mai and Mikoto, although she does eventually become friends with both of them. Further in episode 16, Midori unites the [=HiME=] into the "[=HiME=] Rangers" against a common threat despite them still holding grudges against each other... although it's subverted given Midori's selfish reason for doing so, and subverted again, and brutally, with The Reveal at the end of that very episode.
** This happens quite a bit between Mai and Natsuki in the manga, as well. Aside from the pair sharing a LivingMacGuffin in Yuuichi, the student council (under Haruka's [[WellIntentionedExtremist watchful eyes]]) is attempting to keep them apart to prove that their side is more efficient in protecting the school from Orphans. Yuuichi once calls out Natsuki and Mai for always fighting, and demands that they start getting along better so that they can defeat Yukino and Haruka. Even when the two factions are merged together under Midori's leadership, Nao frequently verbally exchanges insults with Natsuki while making it clear that she's only in it for her agenda while Haruka contemplates taking control of the group.
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** [[spoiler:Frieza]] and '''everyone''' on Universe 7's team during the Tournament of Power arc in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. This gets to the point that [[spoiler:Freiza]] uses a BatmanGambit of fake-betraying his teammates to get the Super Dragon Balls not once but ''twice'', [[spoiler:only for it to work both times]]! [[spoiler:Dyspo]] shoots him down the third time, while [[spoiler:Gohan]] eventually warns him that if he tries it for real, "I'll knock you off myself."

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** [[spoiler:Frieza]] and '''everyone''' on Universe 7's team during the Tournament of Power arc in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. This gets to the point that [[spoiler:Freiza]] [[spoiler:Frieza]] uses a BatmanGambit of fake-betraying his teammates to get the Super Dragon Balls not once but ''twice'', [[spoiler:only for it to work both times]]! [[spoiler:Dyspo]] shoots him down the third time, while [[spoiler:Gohan]] eventually warns him that if he tries it for real, "I'll knock you off myself."



** During Act 3 of Wano, the Straw Hats and their allies suddenly get an offer for help from Kaido's subordinate [[spoiler:and fellow Supernova X Drake; Drake had infiltrated Kaido for SWORD, but his cover was blown]]. Luffy eagerly accepts his new ally's help, but the other Straw Hats don't believe him, suspecting that he'll betray the Straw Hats, too. [[spoiler:Drake]] and Zoro team up against Apoo, but mainly because [[EnemyMine they both dislike him]]

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** During Act 3 of Wano, the Straw Hats and their allies suddenly get an offer for help from Kaido's subordinate [[spoiler:and fellow Supernova X Drake; Drake had infiltrated Kaido for SWORD, but his cover was blown]]. Luffy eagerly accepts his new ally's help, but the other Straw Hats don't believe him, suspecting that he'll betray the Straw Hats, too. [[spoiler:Drake]] and Zoro team up against Apoo, but mainly because [[EnemyMine they both dislike him]]him]].

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* ''Anime/AkudamaDrive'': The first episode makes it clear that the Akudama can't stand each other and would prefer to work alone. The only reason that they're together is because of the promise of a billion yen mixed with the threat of being killed via their bomb collars.


** [[PredecessorVillain The Rocks Pirates]] were one of the most powerful Pirate Crews of all time, to the point that the Navy was forced to work with [[spoiler:''Gol D. Roger'']] to take their leader down. Their one weakness? The entire crew -- which included such figures as Whitebeard and Big Mom -- '''hated''' each other. Their aforementioned leader was the only one able to make them stop trying to kill each other and work together as a team, and [[KeystoneArmy once he was gone, the crew immediately split up]].

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** [[PredecessorVillain The Rocks Pirates]] were one of the most powerful Pirate Crews pirate crews of all time, to the point that the Navy was forced to work with [[spoiler:''Gol D. Roger'']] to take their leader down. Their one weakness? The entire crew -- which included such figures as Whitebeard and Big Mom -- '''hated''' each other. Their aforementioned leader was the only one able to make them stop trying to kill each other and work together as a team, and [[KeystoneArmy once he was gone, the crew immediately split up]].up]].
** During Act 3 of Wano, the Straw Hats and their allies suddenly get an offer for help from Kaido's subordinate [[spoiler:and fellow Supernova X Drake; Drake had infiltrated Kaido for SWORD, but his cover was blown]]. Luffy eagerly accepts his new ally's help, but the other Straw Hats don't believe him, suspecting that he'll betray the Straw Hats, too. [[spoiler:Drake]] and Zoro team up against Apoo, but mainly because [[EnemyMine they both dislike him]]


** More recently there's the team-up of [[spoiler:Kabuto and Tobi]]. Each has mutually exclusive long-term plans and is fully aware the other will backstab them at some point, but for the time being they are working together and putting up a significant fight. When [[spoiler:Madara]] takes the former's place, this trope ''still'' applies despite the two of them having the exact same goal in mind.

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** More recently there's the team-up of [[spoiler:Kabuto and Tobi]]. Each has mutually exclusive long-term plans and is fully aware the other will backstab them at some point, but for the time being they are working together and putting up a significant fight. When [[spoiler:Madara]] takes the former's place, this trope ''still'' applies despite the two of them having the exact same goal in mind. [[spoiler:Obito's with Madara]] is very notable because Tobi goes out of his way to be as rude and as irreverent as possible and does not listen to the other's orders.


** In the Punk Hazard arc, we have [[spoiler:Luffy, Law, and Smoker. Smoker, at least, hates it. Understandable, considering he's a marine vice-admiral being forced to work with two of the world's most wanted criminals, with Law doubling as a traitor to the WG and Luffy being both the first pirate to escape him and ''the one he's been chasing after for almost three years''.]]

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** In the Punk Hazard arc, we have [[spoiler:Luffy, Law, and Smoker. Smoker, at least, hates it. Understandable, considering he's a marine vice-admiral Marine Vice Admiral being forced to work with two of the world's most wanted criminals, with Law doubling as a traitor to the WG World Government and Luffy being both the first pirate to escape him and ''the one he's been chasing after for almost three years''.]]


* ''Manga/GetBackers'', during the Infinity Fortress Arc, has Ban paired with Shido -– the person he gets along with least (which is saying a ''lot'', since most people can't get along with [[InsufferableGenius Ban]]). They constantly bicker and start beating each other up. Though it is noteworthy that after their time together, they ''do'' get more of a grudging friendship.

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* ''Manga/GetBackers'', during the Infinity Fortress Arc, has Ban paired with Shido -– -- the person he gets along with least (which is saying a ''lot'', since most people can't get along with [[InsufferableGenius Ban]]). They constantly bicker and start beating each other up. Though it is noteworthy that after their time together, they ''do'' get more of a grudging friendship.


* Guts and Casca from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' start out as this alright… and it took them getting [[CaughtInTheRain stranded in the woods]], [[NotSoDifferent learning about each other's similar back stories]], and having to [[BackToBackBadasses ward off]] a hundred man army sent to kill them for them to become FireForgedFriends.

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* Guts and Casca from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' start out as this alright… alright... and it took them getting [[CaughtInTheRain stranded in the woods]], [[NotSoDifferent learning about each other's similar back stories]], and having to [[BackToBackBadasses ward off]] a hundred man army sent to kill them for them to become FireForgedFriends.



* Goku and Vegeta in ''Anime/DragonBallZ.'' It's mainly on Vegeta's side though. Vegeta teams up with Goku only if he has to, to defeat a [[EnemyMine common enemy]], and Goku usually has to beg Vegeta to give his energy to him to defeat a BigBad, due to Vegeta's sheer stubbornness and not wanting to admit to himself that Goku is more powerful.

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* Goku and Vegeta in ''Anime/DragonBallZ.'' It's mainly on Vegeta's side side, though. Vegeta teams up with Goku only if he has to, to defeat a [[EnemyMine common enemy]], and Goku usually has to beg Vegeta to give his energy to him to defeat a BigBad, due to Vegeta's sheer stubbornness and not wanting to admit to himself that Goku is more powerful.


* Manga/{{InuYasha}} and Kagome's relationship starts out this way. They spent just as much, if not even more, time bickering with and insulting one another as they did fighting demons and collecting jewel shards, and by the third episode, Kagome got so fed up with him that she promptly [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere left to go home]].
** This happens ''every time'' Inu-Yasha and [[TheRival Kouga]] team up, to the point of "accidentally" smacking each other with collateral damage when they fight a common enemy.
* ''Manga/ZombieLoan'': a classic example of this: The two guys are [[ChainedHeat literally chained together]] and have to work together (IE not kill each other again) to get their debt paid.
* ''Manga/MaiHime'', when Natsuki agrees to work with Mai and Mikoto, although she does eventually become friends with both of them. Further in episode 16, Midori unites the [=HiME=] into the "[=HiME=] Rangers" against a common threat despite them still holding grudges against each other... although it's subverted given Midori's selfish reason for doing so, and subverted again, and brutally, with The Reveal at the end of that very episode.
** This happens quite a bit between Mai and Natsuki in the manga, as well. Aside from the pair sharing a LivingMacGuffin in Yuuichi, the student council (under Haruka's [[WellIntentionedExtremist watchful eyes]]) is attempting to keep them apart to prove that their side is more efficient in protecting the school from Orphans. Yuuichi once calls out Natsuki and Mai for always fighting, and demands that they start getting along better so that they can defeat Yukino and Haruka. Even when the two factions are merged together under Midori's leadership, Nao frequently verbally exchanges insults with Natsuki while making it clear that she's only in it for her agenda while Haruka contemplates taking control of the group.

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* Manga/{{InuYasha}} The Allied Powers from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. Justified since it's based on the real TeethClenchedTeamwork of the Allied Powers in the Second World War.
* Guts
and Kagome's relationship starts Casca from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' start out as this way. They spent just as much, if not even more, time bickering alright… and it took them getting [[CaughtInTheRain stranded in the woods]], [[NotSoDifferent learning about each other's similar back stories]], and having to [[BackToBackBadasses ward off]] a hundred man army sent to kill them for them to become FireForgedFriends.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Ichigo and Uryuu's initial rivalry ends when a [[GiantMook Menos Grande]] appears. This leads to TeethClenchedTeamwork against the mountain of hollows they're surrounded by and is the beginning of a FireForgedFriends.
** The Gotei 13 is made up of semi-autonomous divisions. As a result, when captains enter a battlefield together they usually stick to their own fights unless they're close friends. Some of the captains have almost nothing to do
with each other and insulting one another as disdain each other at best (loathing each other at worst). Cue the battle with the espada Yammy where [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]] and [[CulturedBadass Byakuya]] find themselves having to team up. The only way their {{pride}} can handle it is by turning it into a rivalry to see who can kill Yammy first while pretending he's getting in the way of [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou them trying to kill each other]]. Strangely enough, they did fighting demons and collecting jewel shards, and by the third episode, Kagome got so fed up with him seem a lot more tolerant of each other after that she promptly [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere left event.
** During the Fake Karakura arc, the Visoreds, ex-captains and lieutenants who'd been sentenced
to go home]].be exterminated as Hollows, show up to help the Gotei 13 against their mutual enemy, Aizen.
** This happens ''every time'' Inu-Yasha * In ''Manga/Brave10'', not all of the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Braves]] like or agree with each other, which has repercussions in some pretty important fights, especially the sequel.
* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'': Sakura
and [[TheRival Kouga]] team up, Syaoran's initial relationship starts out as such, primarily because Syaoran is convinced that he is entitled to the Clow Cards and that Sakura is a pathetic weakling who's out of her league.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' has this dynamic at times after Faye joins the gang. She has a [[TheLancer tendency to take off on her own]] and even stealing from Jet and Spike.
* Near and Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote''. Also L and Light in the Yotsuba arc.
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', it's an understatement to say that Allen and Kanda don't get along --
to the point of "accidentally" smacking where, more often than not, they end up attacking each other with collateral damage when instead. But there are numerous times where they fight a common enemy.
* ''Manga/ZombieLoan'': a classic example of this: The two guys are [[ChainedHeat literally chained together]] and
have to work together (IE in order to exorcise high-level Akuma.
* Goku and Vegeta in ''Anime/DragonBallZ.'' It's mainly on Vegeta's side though. Vegeta teams up with Goku only if he has to, to defeat a [[EnemyMine common enemy]], and Goku usually has to beg Vegeta to give his energy to him to defeat a BigBad, due to Vegeta's sheer stubbornness and
not kill each other again) wanting to admit to himself that Goku is more powerful.
** Goku and Piccolo, as well, did this when Raditz appeared, with Piccolo (before his HeelFaceTurn) approaching Goku and calling for a truce to defeat a common enemy.
** [[spoiler:Frieza]] and '''everyone''' on Universe 7's team during the Tournament of Power arc in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. This gets to the point that [[spoiler:Freiza]] uses a BatmanGambit of fake-betraying his teammates
to get their debt paid.
the Super Dragon Balls not once but ''twice'', [[spoiler:only for it to work both times]]! [[spoiler:Dyspo]] shoots him down the third time, while [[spoiler:Gohan]] eventually warns him that if he tries it for real, "I'll knock you off myself."
* ''Manga/MaiHime'', when Natsuki agrees ''Manga/DrStone'': This happens pretty much any time someone has to work with Mai [[{{Jerkass}} Magma]], who tends to be rude and Mikoto, although she does eventually become friends with both of them. Further in episode 16, Midori unites the [=HiME=] into the "[=HiME=] Rangers" against a common threat despite them still holding grudges against each other... although it's subverted given Midori's selfish reason for doing so, and subverted again, and brutally, with The Reveal abrasive at the end of that very episode.
** This happens quite a bit between Mai and Natsuki in the manga, as well. Aside from the pair sharing a LivingMacGuffin in Yuuichi, the student council (under Haruka's [[WellIntentionedExtremist watchful eyes]]) is attempting to keep them apart to prove that their side is more efficient in protecting the school from Orphans. Yuuichi once calls out Natsuki and Mai for always fighting, and demands that they start getting along better so that they can defeat Yukino and Haruka. Even when the two factions are merged together under Midori's leadership, Nao frequently verbally exchanges insults with Natsuki while making it clear that she's only in it for her agenda while Haruka contemplates taking control of the group.
best.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Naruto says this is the only reason he is going to tolerate Sai. [[spoiler:After Sai abandons the secret mission and is no longer TheMole, he becomes a {{True Companion|s}}.]]
** The Akatsuki team of Hidan and Kakuzu hate each other but are the perfect team due to their complementary abilities and the fact that Hidan's borderline immortality means that Kakuzu can't kill him when annoyed.
** The antagonists' teams in the Chunin Exam, [[AllThereIntheManual as noted by the databook]], have by far the worst teamwork rating. Teams 7, 8, 10, and Guy have conflicts between their members, but have the ability to work together when they need to, and have ratings of 20-25 in teamwork. By contrast, the other teams do not care for each other, as Zaku shoots Kin in order to also injure Ino, who is possessing her, and the Sand Siblings (with a rating of 5) are essentially described as a one-man team that Gaara controls through fear (Their teamwork gets better after [[HeelFaceTurn Gaara does]]).
** The Sound Four has conflicts between Tayuya and virtually every other member; when Shikamaru tries impersonating Jirobo, it fails because he [[OutOfCharacterAlert doesn't complain about Tayuya's foul language]].
** More recently there's the team-up of [[spoiler:Kabuto and Tobi]]. Each has mutually exclusive long-term plans and is fully aware the other will backstab them at some point, but for the time being they are working together and putting up a significant fight. When [[spoiler:Madara]] takes the former's place, this trope ''still'' applies despite the two of them having the exact same goal in mind.
* Near and Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote''. Also L and Light in the Yotsuba arc.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' has this dynamic at times after Faye joins the gang. She has a [[TheLancer tendency to take off on her own]] and even stealing from Jet and Spike.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Naruto says this is the only reason he is going to tolerate Sai. [[spoiler:After Sai abandons the secret mission
Natsu and is no longer TheMole, he becomes a {{True Companion|s}}.]]
** The Akatsuki team of Hidan and Kakuzu hate
Gajeel from ''Manga/FairyTail'' have expressed disgust in working with each other but are the perfect team due to their complementary abilities and the fact that Hidan's borderline immortality means that Kakuzu can't kill him when annoyed.
** The antagonists' teams in the Chunin Exam, [[AllThereIntheManual as noted
teamed up against Laxus and Faust. It's mostly subsided by the databook]], have by far the worst time they fight two-on-two with Sting and Rogue, though Natsu sees no harm in pushing Gajeel away on a mine cart for a chance to fight them on his own.
** Natsu has been having this kind of
teamwork rating. Teams 7, 8, 10, and Guy with Grey as well, especially near the beginning, since the two have conflicts between a fierce rivalry and often try to one-up each other. The two are mostly able to put their members, but have the ability to work together when they need to, differences aside in serious situations, although [[spoiler:after Juvia apparently dies in a HeroicSacrifice and have ratings of 20-25 Gray learns that Natsu is E.N.D., Gray finds Natsu in teamwork. By contrast, the other teams do not care for each other, as Zaku shoots Kin in order to also injure Ino, who is possessing her, a nearly mindless rage, and the Sand Siblings (with a rating two end up nearly killing each other]].
** During the mission to the Tower
of 5) are essentially described as a one-man team that Gaara controls through fear (Their teamwork gets better after [[HeelFaceTurn Gaara does]]).
** The Sound Four has conflicts between Tayuya
Heaven, Lucy and virtually every other member; when Shikamaru tries impersonating Jirobo, it fails because he [[OutOfCharacterAlert Juvia end up being paired together. While Lucy doesn't complain about Tayuya's foul language]].
** More recently there's the team-up of [[spoiler:Kabuto and Tobi]]. Each has mutually exclusive long-term plans and
hold Juvia's kidnapping her against her, Juvia still believes Lucy is fully aware the other will backstab them at some point, but a rival for the time being they are working Gray's affections. After defeating Vidaldus together and putting up a significant fight. When [[spoiler:Madara]] takes with the former's place, this trope ''still'' applies despite first [[ThePowerOfFriendship Unison]] [[CombinationAttack Raid]] shown in the series, the two of them having become FireForgedFriends, with Juvia, at Lucy's insistence, [[FriendlyAddressPrivileges dropping the exact same goal in mind.
* Near and Mello
"-san" from ''Manga/DeathNote''. Also L and Light in the Yotsuba arc.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' has this dynamic at times after Faye joins the gang. She has a [[TheLancer tendency to take off on her own]] and even stealing from Jet and Spike.
Lucy's name]].



* ''Manga/GetBackers'', during the Infinity Fortress Arc, has Ban paired with Shido -– the person he gets along with least (which is saying a ''lot'', since most people can't get along with [[InsufferableGenius Ban]]). They constantly bicker and start beating each other up. Though it is noteworthy that after their time together, they ''do'' get more of a grudging friendship.
* Manga/{{InuYasha}} and Kagome's relationship starts out this way. They spent just as much, if not even more, time bickering with and insulting one another as they did fighting demons and collecting jewel shards, and by the third episode, Kagome got so fed up with him that she promptly [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere left to go home]].
** This happens ''every time'' Inu-Yasha and [[TheRival Kouga]] team up, to the point of "accidentally" smacking each other with collateral damage when they fight a common enemy.
* In the ''Franchise/LupinIII'' series, this is how Jigen and Goemon usually react whenever they have to work with Fujiko. It's understandable on their part since Fujiko has a bad case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.
* ''Manga/MaiHime'', when Natsuki agrees to work with Mai and Mikoto, although she does eventually become friends with both of them. Further in episode 16, Midori unites the [=HiME=] into the "[=HiME=] Rangers" against a common threat despite them still holding grudges against each other... although it's subverted given Midori's selfish reason for doing so, and subverted again, and brutally, with The Reveal at the end of that very episode.
** This happens quite a bit between Mai and Natsuki in the manga, as well. Aside from the pair sharing a LivingMacGuffin in Yuuichi, the student council (under Haruka's [[WellIntentionedExtremist watchful eyes]]) is attempting to keep them apart to prove that their side is more efficient in protecting the school from Orphans. Yuuichi once calls out Natsuki and Mai for always fighting, and demands that they start getting along better so that they can defeat Yukino and Haruka. Even when the two factions are merged together under Midori's leadership, Nao frequently verbally exchanges insults with Natsuki while making it clear that she's only in it for her agenda while Haruka contemplates taking control of the group.
* The pre-Extended of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'', consisting of [[AxeCrazy Shani Andras]], [[NotAGame Cortho Bauer]], and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Orga Sabnak]] are a team of {{Sociopathic Soldier}}s with utterly lousy teamwork. They frequently shoot at or through each other, ignore one another's presences entirely out of battle, and hate helping one another out. Despite this, they're pretty dependent on one another psychologically, with Cortho having an utter FreakOut when the other two die.
* In ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'', during a magical law training retreat, Roji ends up together with his former enemy Ebisu, as well as Lili and Maril, twin magical law researchers. Ebisu is as much of a {{Jerkass}} as before, belittling the twins for being [[AlmightyJanitor second clerks (the lowest possible rank, even below Roji's provisional first clerk status)]], while the twins make fun of Ebisu for being relatively useless despite his rank as a Judge (second highest rank after Executor). Despite their differences, all four survive an attack by a powerful haunt, with Ebisu even giving his own tempering to Roji so that Roji can defeat the haunt.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Naruto says this is the only reason he is going to tolerate Sai. [[spoiler:After Sai abandons the secret mission and is no longer TheMole, he becomes a {{True Companion|s}}.]]
** The Akatsuki team of Hidan and Kakuzu hate each other but are the perfect team due to their complementary abilities and the fact that Hidan's borderline immortality means that Kakuzu can't kill him when annoyed.
** The antagonists' teams in the Chunin Exam, [[AllThereIntheManual as noted by the databook]], have by far the worst teamwork rating. Teams 7, 8, 10, and Guy have conflicts between their members, but have the ability to work together when they need to, and have ratings of 20-25 in teamwork. By contrast, the other teams do not care for each other, as Zaku shoots Kin in order to also injure Ino, who is possessing her, and the Sand Siblings (with a rating of 5) are essentially described as a one-man team that Gaara controls through fear (Their teamwork gets better after [[HeelFaceTurn Gaara does]]).
** The Sound Four has conflicts between Tayuya and virtually every other member; when Shikamaru tries impersonating Jirobo, it fails because he [[OutOfCharacterAlert doesn't complain about Tayuya's foul language]].
** More recently there's the team-up of [[spoiler:Kabuto and Tobi]]. Each has mutually exclusive long-term plans and is fully aware the other will backstab them at some point, but for the time being they are working together and putting up a significant fight. When [[spoiler:Madara]] takes the former's place, this trope ''still'' applies despite the two of them having the exact same goal in mind.



** [[PredecessorVillain The Rocks Pirates]] were one of the most powerful Pirate Crews of all time, to the point that the Navy was forced to work with [[spoiler:''Gol D. Roger'']] to take their leader down. Their one weakness? The entire crew — which included such figures as Whitebeard and Big Mom — '''hated''' each other. Their aforementioned leader was the only one able to make them stop trying to kill each other and work together as a team, and [[KeystoneArmy once he was gone, the crew immediately split up]].
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', it's an understatement to say that Allen and Kanda don't get along -- to the point where, more often than not, they end up attacking each other instead. But there are numerous times where they have to work together in order to exorcise high-level Akuma.
* ''Manga/GetBackers'', during the Infinity Fortress Arc, has Ban paired with Shido – the person he gets along with least (which is saying a ''lot'', since most people can't get along with [[InsufferableGenius Ban]]). They constantly bicker and start beating each other up. Though it is noteworthy that after their time together, they ''do'' get more of a grudging friendship.
* The Allied Powers from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. Justified since it's based on the real TeethClenchedTeamwork of the Allied Powers in the Second World War.
* The eponymous duo from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', for a while. The conflict gradually ebbs out of their partnership the more they work together – especially after Episode 8, which marks the point at which Barnaby begins [[DefrostingIceKing defrosting]] in earnest. By the time Episode 14 happens, they're on FirstNameBasis and somewhere between HeterosexualLifePartners and a [[BattleCouple Battle]] [[HoYay Couple]].
* The pre-Extended of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'', consisting of [[AxeCrazy Shani Andras]], [[NotAGame Cortho Bauer]], and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Orga Sabnak]] are a team of {{Sociopathic Soldier}}s with utterly lousy teamwork. They frequently shoot at or through each other, ignore one another's presences entirely out of battle, and hate helping one another out. Despite this, they're pretty dependent on one another psychologically, with Cortho having an utter FreakOut when the other two die.
* Goku and Vegeta in ''Anime/DragonBallZ.'' It's mainly on Vegeta's side though. Vegeta teams up with Goku only if he has to, to defeat a [[EnemyMine common enemy]], and Goku usually has to beg Vegeta to give his energy to him to defeat a BigBad, due to Vegeta's sheer stubbornness and not wanting to admit to himself that Goku is more powerful.
** Goku and Piccolo, as well, did this when Raditz appeared, with Piccolo (before his HeelFaceTurn) approaching Goku and calling for a truce to defeat a common enemy.
** [[spoiler:Frieza]] and '''everyone''' on Universe 7's team during the Tournament of Power arc in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. This gets to the point that [[spoiler:Freiza]] uses a BatmanGambit of fake-betraying his teammates to get the Super Dragon Balls not once but ''twice'', [[spoiler:only for it to work both times]]! [[spoiler:Dyspo]] shoots him down the third time, while [[spoiler:Gohan]] eventually warns him that if he tries it for real, "I'll knock you off myself."
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Ichigo and Uryuu's initial rivalry ends when a [[GiantMook Menos Grande]] appears. This leads to TeethClenchedTeamwork against the mountain of hollows they're surrounded by and is the beginning of a FireForgedFriends.
** The Gotei 13 is made up of semi-autonomous divisions. As a result, when captains enter a battlefield together they usually stick to their own fights unless they're close friends. Some of the captains have almost nothing to do with each other and disdain each other at best (loathing each other at worst). Cue the battle with the espada Yammy where [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]] and [[CulturedBadass Byakuya]] find themselves having to team up. The only way their {{pride}} can handle it is by turning it into a rivalry to see who can kill Yammy first while pretending he's getting in the way of [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou them trying to kill each other]]. Strangely enough, they seem a lot more tolerant of each other after that event.
** During the Fake Karakura arc, the Visoreds, ex-captains and lieutenants who'd been sentenced to be exterminated as Hollows, show up to help the Gotei 13 against their mutual enemy, Aizen.
* Guts and Casca from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' start out as this alright… and it took them getting [[CaughtInTheRain stranded in the woods]], [[NotSoDifferent learning about each other's similar back stories]], and having to [[BackToBackBadasses ward off]] a hundred man army sent to kill them for them to become FireForgedFriends.
* Natsu and Gajeel from ''Manga/FairyTail'' have expressed disgust in working with each other when teamed up against Laxus and Faust. It's mostly subsided by the time they fight two-on-two with Sting and Rogue, though Natsu sees no harm in pushing Gajeel away on a mine cart for a chance to fight them on his own.
** Natsu has been having this kind of teamwork with Grey as well, especially near the beginning, since the two have a fierce rivalry and often try to one-up each other. The two are mostly able to put their differences aside in serious situations, although [[spoiler:after Juvia apparently dies in a HeroicSacrifice and Gray learns that Natsu is E.N.D., Gray finds Natsu in a nearly mindless rage, and the two end up nearly killing each other]].
** During the mission to the Tower of Heaven, Lucy and Juvia end up being paired together. While Lucy doesn't hold Juvia's kidnapping her against her, Juvia still believes Lucy is a rival for Gray's affections. After defeating Vidaldus together with the first [[ThePowerOfFriendship Unison]] [[CombinationAttack Raid]] shown in the series, the two become FireForgedFriends, with Juvia, at Lucy's insistence, [[FriendlyAddressPrivileges dropping the "-san" from Lucy's name]].
* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'': Sakura and Syaoran's initial relationship starts out as such, primarily because Syaoran is convinced that he is entitled to the Clow Cards and that Sakura is a pathetic weakling who's out of her league.
* In the ''Franchise/LupinIII'' series, this is how Jigen and Goemon usually react whenever they have to work with Fujiko. It's understandable on their part since Fujiko has a bad case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.

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** [[PredecessorVillain The Rocks Pirates]] were one of the most powerful Pirate Crews of all time, to the point that the Navy was forced to work with [[spoiler:''Gol D. Roger'']] to take their leader down. Their one weakness? The entire crew -- which included such figures as Whitebeard and Big Mom -- '''hated''' each other. Their aforementioned leader was the only one able to make them stop trying to kill each other and work together as a team, and [[KeystoneArmy once he was gone, the crew immediately split up]].
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', it's an understatement to say that Allen and Kanda don't get along -- to the point where, more often than not, they end up attacking each other instead. But there are numerous times where they have to work together in order to exorcise high-level Akuma.
* ''Manga/GetBackers'', during the Infinity Fortress Arc, has Ban paired with Shido – the person he gets along with least (which is saying a ''lot'', since most people can't get along with [[InsufferableGenius Ban]]). They constantly bicker and start beating each other up. Though it is noteworthy that after their time together, they ''do'' get more of a grudging friendship.
* The Allied Powers from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. Justified since it's based on the real TeethClenchedTeamwork of the Allied Powers in the Second World War.
* The eponymous duo from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', for a while. The conflict gradually ebbs out of their partnership the more they work together – especially after Episode 8, which marks the point at which Barnaby begins [[DefrostingIceKing defrosting]] in earnest. By the time Episode 14 happens, they're on FirstNameBasis and somewhere between HeterosexualLifePartners and a [[BattleCouple Battle]] [[HoYay Couple]].
* The pre-Extended of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'', consisting of [[AxeCrazy Shani Andras]], [[NotAGame Cortho Bauer]], and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Orga Sabnak]] are a team of {{Sociopathic Soldier}}s with utterly lousy teamwork. They frequently shoot at or through each other, ignore one another's presences entirely out of battle, and hate helping one another out. Despite this, they're pretty dependent on one another psychologically, with Cortho having an utter FreakOut when the other two die.
* Goku and Vegeta in ''Anime/DragonBallZ.'' It's mainly on Vegeta's side though. Vegeta teams up with Goku only if he has to, to defeat a [[EnemyMine common enemy]], and Goku usually has to beg Vegeta to give his energy to him to defeat a BigBad, due to Vegeta's sheer stubbornness and not wanting to admit to himself that Goku is more powerful.
** Goku and Piccolo, as well, did this when Raditz appeared, with Piccolo (before his HeelFaceTurn) approaching Goku and calling for a truce to defeat a common enemy.
** [[spoiler:Frieza]] and '''everyone''' on Universe 7's team during the Tournament of Power arc in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. This gets to the point that [[spoiler:Freiza]] uses a BatmanGambit of fake-betraying his teammates to get the Super Dragon Balls not once but ''twice'', [[spoiler:only for it to work both times]]! [[spoiler:Dyspo]] shoots him down the third time, while [[spoiler:Gohan]] eventually warns him that if he tries it for real, "I'll knock you off myself."
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Ichigo and Uryuu's initial rivalry ends when a [[GiantMook Menos Grande]] appears. This leads to TeethClenchedTeamwork against the mountain of hollows they're surrounded by and is the beginning of a FireForgedFriends.
** The Gotei 13 is made up of semi-autonomous divisions. As a result, when captains enter a battlefield together they usually stick to their own fights unless they're close friends. Some of the captains have almost nothing to do with each other and disdain each other at best (loathing each other at worst). Cue the battle with the espada Yammy where [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]] and [[CulturedBadass Byakuya]] find themselves having to team up. The only way their {{pride}} can handle it is by turning it into a rivalry to see who can kill Yammy first while pretending he's getting in the way of [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou them trying to kill each other]]. Strangely enough, they seem a lot more tolerant of each other after that event.
** During the Fake Karakura arc, the Visoreds, ex-captains and lieutenants who'd been sentenced to be exterminated as Hollows, show up to help the Gotei 13 against their mutual enemy, Aizen.
* Guts and Casca from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' start out as this alright… and it took them getting [[CaughtInTheRain stranded in the woods]], [[NotSoDifferent learning about each other's similar back stories]], and having to [[BackToBackBadasses ward off]] a hundred man army sent to kill them for them to become FireForgedFriends.
* Natsu and Gajeel from ''Manga/FairyTail'' have expressed disgust in working with each other when teamed up against Laxus and Faust. It's mostly subsided by the time they fight two-on-two with Sting and Rogue, though Natsu sees no harm in pushing Gajeel away on a mine cart for a chance to fight them on his own.
** Natsu has been having this kind of teamwork with Grey as well, especially near the beginning, since the two have a fierce rivalry and often try to one-up each other. The two are mostly able to put their differences aside in serious situations, although [[spoiler:after Juvia apparently dies in a HeroicSacrifice and Gray learns that Natsu is E.N.D., Gray finds Natsu in a nearly mindless rage, and the two end up nearly killing each other]].
** During the mission to the Tower of Heaven, Lucy and Juvia end up being paired together. While Lucy doesn't hold Juvia's kidnapping her against her, Juvia still believes Lucy is a rival for Gray's affections. After defeating Vidaldus together with the first [[ThePowerOfFriendship Unison]] [[CombinationAttack Raid]] shown in the series, the two become FireForgedFriends, with Juvia, at Lucy's insistence, [[FriendlyAddressPrivileges dropping the "-san" from Lucy's name]].
* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'': Sakura and Syaoran's initial relationship starts out as such, primarily because Syaoran is convinced that he is entitled to the Clow Cards and that Sakura is a pathetic weakling who's out of her league.
* In the ''Franchise/LupinIII'' series, this is how Jigen and Goemon usually react whenever they have to work with Fujiko. It's understandable on their part since Fujiko has a bad case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', not all of the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Braves]] like or agree with each other, which has repercussions in some pretty important fights, especially the sequel.

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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', not all The eponymous duo from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', for a while. The conflict gradually ebbs out of their partnership the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Braves]] like or agree with each other, which has repercussions in some pretty important fights, more they work together –- especially after Episode 8, which marks the sequel.point at which Barnaby begins [[DefrostingIceKing defrosting]] in earnest. By the time Episode 14 happens, they're on FirstNameBasis and somewhere between HeterosexualLifePartners and a [[BattleCouple Battle]] [[HoYay Couple]].



* ''Manga/DrStone'': This happens pretty much any time someone has to work with [[{{Jerkass}} Magma]], who tends to be rude and abrasive at best.
* In ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'', during a magical law training retreat, Roji ends up together with his former enemy Ebisu, as well as Lili and Maril, twin magical law researchers. Ebisu is as much of a {{Jerkass}} as before, belittling the twins for being [[AlmightyJanitor second clerks (the lowest possible rank, even below Roji's provisional first clerk status)]], while the twins make fun of Ebisu for being relatively useless despite his rank as a Judge (second highest rank after Executor). Despite their differences, all four survive an attack by a powerful haunt, with Ebisu even giving his own tempering to Roji so that Roji can defeat the haunt.

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* ''Manga/DrStone'': This happens pretty much any time someone has ''Manga/ZombieLoan'': a classic example of this: The two guys are [[ChainedHeat literally chained together]] and have to work with [[{{Jerkass}} Magma]], who tends to be rude and abrasive at best.
* In ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'', during a magical law training retreat, Roji ends up
together with his former enemy Ebisu, as well as Lili and Maril, twin magical law researchers. Ebisu is as much of a {{Jerkass}} as before, belittling the twins for being [[AlmightyJanitor second clerks (the lowest possible rank, even below Roji's provisional first clerk status)]], while the twins make fun of Ebisu for being relatively useless despite his rank as a Judge (second highest rank after Executor). Despite (IE not kill each other again) to get their differences, all four survive an attack by a powerful haunt, with Ebisu even giving his own tempering to Roji so that Roji can defeat the haunt.debt paid.


* The primary group of ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'' has a few issues. Kotaro, the group's manager, is demonstrably bonkers, the girls are from wildly distinct worlds, and there's the little issue that they're all zombies.
* ''Manga/DrStone'': This happens pretty much any time someone has to work with [[{{Jerkass}} Magma]], who tends to be rude and abrasive at best.

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* The primary group of ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'' has a few issues. Kotaro, the group's manager, is demonstrably bonkers, the girls are from wildly distinct worlds, and there's the little issue that they're all zombies.
zombies. Around the time of the group's first concert, Saki is openly hostile toward Sakura, while Junko and Ai are both rather skeptical about the feasibility of the plan. Sakura manages to win Saki's respect by calling out her, Junko and Ai in a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rap, but Junko and Ai's starkly different beliefs about what it means to be an idol, and the resulting disagreements, continue to cause problems for some time.
* ''Manga/DrStone'': This happens pretty much any time someone has to work with [[{{Jerkass}} Magma]], who tends to be rude and abrasive at best.best.
* In ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'', during a magical law training retreat, Roji ends up together with his former enemy Ebisu, as well as Lili and Maril, twin magical law researchers. Ebisu is as much of a {{Jerkass}} as before, belittling the twins for being [[AlmightyJanitor second clerks (the lowest possible rank, even below Roji's provisional first clerk status)]], while the twins make fun of Ebisu for being relatively useless despite his rank as a Judge (second highest rank after Executor). Despite their differences, all four survive an attack by a powerful haunt, with Ebisu even giving his own tempering to Roji so that Roji can defeat the haunt.


* ''Manga/OnePiece''. Impel Down. [[spoiler:Buggy the Clown and the tops of Baroque Works team up with Luffy, and none of them are too happy about it. Well, maybe Mr. 2.]] [[spoiler:The "tops of Baroque Works" includes Crocodile, who not only gets along poorly with Luffy because of his attempt to destroy Alabasta, but also dislikes Jimbei due to the fact that Crocodile wants to kill Whitebeard while Jimbei wants to save him and Ace.]]
** Also Zoro and Sanji are a good example of this. Despite frequently trading insults, the two can often work surprisingly well together, such as in the second round of the Davy Back Fight, in which they're outnumbered two against three.
** In the Punk Hazard arc, we have [[spoiler:Luffy, Law, and Smoker. Smoker, at least, hates it. Considering he's a marine vice-admiral, forced to work with two of the world's most wanted criminals, with Law doubling as a traitor to the WG and Luffy being the first pirate to escape him and ''the one he's been chasing after for almost three years'', that's completely understandable.]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece''. ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** During the
Impel Down. Down breakout, [[spoiler:Buggy the Clown and the tops of Baroque Works [[EnemyMine have to team up with Luffy, Luffy to escape]], and none of them are too happy about it. Well, maybe it, with the exception of [[TokenGoodTeammate Mr. 2.]] [[spoiler:The "tops of Baroque Works" includes 2]]. The worst is Crocodile, a former BigBad who not only gets along poorly with Luffy because of his attempt to destroy Alabasta, Luffy, but also dislikes Jimbei due to the fact that Crocodile wants to kill Whitebeard while Whitebeard, whom Jimbei wants is trying to save him and alongside Ace.]]
** Also Zoro and Sanji are a good example spend most of this. Despite frequently their time trading insults, but when they manage to set aside their differences, the two can often work surprisingly well together, such as in the second round of the Davy Back Fight, fight, in which they're outnumbered two against three.
** In the Punk Hazard arc, we have [[spoiler:Luffy, Law, and Smoker. Smoker, at least, hates it. Considering Understandable, considering he's a marine vice-admiral, vice-admiral being forced to work with two of the world's most wanted criminals, with Law doubling as a traitor to the WG and Luffy being both the first pirate to escape him and ''the one he's been chasing after for almost three years'', that's completely understandable.]]years''.]]
** [[PredecessorVillain The Rocks Pirates]] were one of the most powerful Pirate Crews of all time, to the point that the Navy was forced to work with [[spoiler:''Gol D. Roger'']] to take their leader down. Their one weakness? The entire crew — which included such figures as Whitebeard and Big Mom — '''hated''' each other. Their aforementioned leader was the only one able to make them stop trying to kill each other and work together as a team, and [[KeystoneArmy once he was gone, the crew immediately split up]].


* The primary group of ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'' has a few issues. Kotaro, the group's manager, is demonstrably bonkers, the girls are from wildly distinct worlds, and there's the little issue that they're all zombies.

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* The primary group of ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'' has a few issues. Kotaro, the group's manager, is demonstrably bonkers, the girls are from wildly distinct worlds, and there's the little issue that they're all zombies.zombies.
* ''Manga/DrStone'': This happens pretty much any time someone has to work with [[{{Jerkass}} Magma]], who tends to be rude and abrasive at best.


* In ''Manga/Brave10'', not all of the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Braves]] like or agree with each other, which has repercussions in some pretty important fights, especially the sequel.

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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', not all of the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Braves]] like or agree with each other, which has repercussions in some pretty important fights, especially the sequel.sequel.
* The primary group of ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'' has a few issues. Kotaro, the group's manager, is demonstrably bonkers, the girls are from wildly distinct worlds, and there's the little issue that they're all zombies.


* The Allied Powers from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''.

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* The Allied Powers from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. Justified since it's based on the real TeethClenchedTeamwork of the Allied Powers in the Second World War.

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