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Basic Trope: Two or more characters and/or abilities working together to create a new move.

  • Straight: Alice & Bob use their signature moves Instant Impact and Invisible Death to produce Field of Ruin.
  • Exaggerated: Any random moves can be combined together, such as Contact Healing & Raise Dead creating Form Homunculus or Flash Frost & Love Cannon producing Soul Freezer.
  • Downplayed: Alice & Bob merely take advantage of the other's attack, such as Instant Impact dragging along Invisible Death or Invisible Death snapping apart from Instant Impact to hit all nearby enemies.
  • Justified:
    • Alice & Bob's attacks have great synergy together, thus making it easy to pull off the powerful combos.
    • Alice & Bob created Field of Ruin to tackle stronger enemies.
  • Inverted: Splitting a move into two or more parts, using the fragments of the whole move as attacks unto themselves.
  • Subverted: Alice's powerful attack Field of Ruin seems like she cooperates with Bob, but in actuality she doesn't need him at all to use it.
  • Double Subverted: ...Except Bob can perform Astral Projection, performing Instant Impact from the spiritual realm to combo with Alice's Invisible Death.
  • Parodied:
    • Alice and Bob somehow manage to use mutually exclusive worthless powers to produce the extremely powerful yet flamboyant "Heavenly Peacock's Glamourous Descent of Beauty!"
    • Alice and Bob's every action together is treated overly awesome, thus holding hands is "Fierce Interlocking Grip", kissing is "Intense Face Mashing", and "Creation of Genesis" simply for sex.
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  • Zig Zagged:
  • Averted: Powers and techniques simply require too much effort to ever string together.
  • Enforced: "We need to show how important The Power of Friendship is... Thus, give Alice and Bob a combined attack!"
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Why did you put in effort specializing combo moves when your group regularly splits up?"
    • "How were you even able to sync up with me? We just met!"
  • Invoked: Alice & Bob deliberately create combo attacks to prove how in-sync they are.
  • Exploited: Emperor Evulz forcibly separates Alice & Bob, rendering them incapable of their most powerful attacks.
  • Defied: "Combo moves? Absolutely no, do you know how unpredictable it is I'll get separated from my comrades? Combo moves are useless without the whole, so I'll just train myself instead!"
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Sure combined attacks look cool, but they're not very practical in the long run." "Perhaps, but successfully syncing up attacks with another shows how capable they are of modifying their techniques. Plus, goes perfectly with the powers of friendship and love."
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  • Implied: Though Alice and Bob are both competent warriors, they're always together when they use attacks that seem to draw from the other's signature style.
  • Deconstructed:
    • Since Alice and Bob's most powerful moves require combining their abilities together, they're vastly weaker apart- Their individual skills nowhere up to sufficient.
    • If Alice and Bob can synchronize their attacks, there's no logical reason Evulz can't with his minions- Thus their one advantage is lost.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Though their most powerful attacks may be combos, that also means they have to improve themselves and acquire even more abilities to strengthen said combos- Thus individually becoming stronger as they do together.
    • If anyone can synchronize their attacks together, that means Alice & Bob merely need to out-number Emperor Evulz's competent minions.
    • Anyone can synchronize their attacks together but unless they also have The Power of Friendship than the resulting combo will be lackluster or fail entirely. Emperor Evulz's has too many treacherous lieutenants to properly execute one.
  • Played For Laughs: ???
  • Played For Drama: Alice & Bob, though they don't like each other, are forced to stay together since their combined attacks are the only things capable of meaningfully hurting Emperor Evulz.

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