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"The year 1939 marked a profound change for humanity. Just how drastic was this transition? Simply put, mankind no longer had the luxury to engage in the act of killing each other."
Near, I have no intention of working with you. However, it wouldn't be right to just take my picture and leave. So, I'll settle my debt.
We can get back to hating each other
after we save the world from total time implosion.
Incredible. I'm fighting alongside my worst enemy. Gorthan:
Cherish the moment... and watch your back.
Like I said before, Yards dislike the south Vietnamese... they dislike the Americans... but they hate the north Vietnamese... Lex Luthor:
Not a single word, Superman. We'll call this the Historic First Team-Up of the forces of "Good" and the forces of "Bad". And I'll take the credit for the win. Superman:
Whatever you say, Lex. Whatever you say.
Dalek Prime Strategist:
You have done a great service for the Dalek Empire
today, Doctor. The Tenth Doctor:
do you have to say things like that? Just makes me regret the whole thing. Dalek Prime Strategist:
The Doctor and the Daleks finally stand together...and the Hond shall fall!
Hear me, males! Kill him where he stands! Kru-El:
We're obeying Faora? Dru-Zod:
Destroying Superman must not be our first priority!
You've been betrayed. You're one of us now, Jedi, an unwanted outcast. The enemy of your enemy is your friend. We're all you've got now.
— Gaan, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures: The Order of Outcasts.
It is no use. I fight... But my powers are not nearly great enough! Superman, whatever part of you that can still think and resist... I call to you now! Aid me now, venerable foe— Or both of us shall surely perish!
Well then we should be friends. 'The enemy of my enemy' and all that. Rei:
'And all that'? [...] You mean 'dies next'? Asuka:
No, the phrase goes 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend'. Rei:
I prefer Shinji's version. Asuka:
What have you been teaching her? Shinji:
I think it's a more valid interpretation in my opinion.
Film - Animated
Gandalf: [interrupts the armies mid-charge]
Dread has come upon you all! An army of Goblins with claim to the treasure comes from the north! Behold! They ride upon wolves! Thorin:
Oh, great Elf-king! My truest friend and ally! We must join forces against this common scourge! Thranduil:
But... of course... O noble King under the Mountain. Your people are like brothers unto mine. Bard:
And my Men and all their weapons are as one with yours. Together, we shall vanquish the foul foe! All:
TOGETHER! Bilbo: [to himself]
Thorin is correct, I simply do not understand war
Film - Live-Action
"I don't care if you win. I need Kylo Ren to lose." "I know you seek vengeance as much as I do. You help me escape Asgard, and I will grant it to you. Vengeance. And afterward, this cell."
"A common enemy unites even the deepest of foes." "Still, it's good to see true fighting Irishmen all on the same side at last." German Tanker:
[My father] fought at Prokhorovka. With the Panzers, Heer, not SS. Russian Tanker:
My father also fought at Prokhorovka. And later. [long silence]
Our fathers caused great destruction between them at Prokhorovka. Now we can join together and inflict the same on those who threaten us both.
"Once we're done with him, we can go back to our very personal ideological differences, without having to invite anyone else to play." Stephano:
We have been enemies in the past, sir. God willing, we will be enemies in the future. Sir Henry:
But for now, we are reluctant allies.
"That was the great rivalry in my house; my father's mother supporting the girls because my mother supported and spoiled me. And yet, let a neighbor so much as hint that any of us were less than perfect, and lo! The ranks were closed, the armies assembled, and we faced the enemy as one!" "Alethi bloodlust has cost me many loved ones over the years, but I'd be a fool not to admit the value in pointing it—like the proverbial sword's blade—at someone else." Captain Thorton:
"Make yourself easy, sir. I am in the execution of my orders. And as you say you are a friend to King George, you will be glad to learn that it is impossible that this gang of ruffians, whose license has disturbed the country so long, can escape the measures now taken to suppress them. The horse squadron of militia, commanded by Major Galbraith, is already joined by two or more troops of cavalry, which will occupy all the lower passes of this wild country; three hundred Highlanders, under the two gentlemen you saw at the inn, are in possession of the upper part, and various strong parties from the garrison are securing the hills and glens in different directions. Our last accounts of Rob Roy correspond with what this fellow has confessed, that, finding himself surrounded on all sides, he had dismissed the greater part of his followers, with the purpose either of lying concealed, or of making his escape through his superior knowledge of the passes. Bailie Jarvie:
"I dinna ken; there's mair brandy than brains in Garschattachin's head this morning- And I wadna, an I were you, Captain, rest my main dependence on the Hielandmen- hawks winna pike out hawks' een. They may quarrel among themsells, and gie ilk ither ill names, and maybe a slash wi' a claymore; but they are sure to join in the lang run, against a' civilised folk, that wear breeks on their hinder ends, and hae purses in their pouches."
Angel: The enemy of my enemy
Can kiss my ass too.
, "Apocalypse Nowish"
Let's say we come up rolling sevens and this does
go our way. We tear up this firm, someone's going to have to step in
And I know that's what you want. And I'm a lot more comfortable with the thought of you in that position than anyone else. Lindsey:
The devil you know? Angel:
That'd be you. Lindsey:
And what if you roll snake eyes? Angel:
You'll talk your way out of it; tell 'em I forced you to help me. Tell 'em I made my "scary face."
"If you can save her, I'll do anything you want to help. Your war is now my war." "I know you despise me. And I know how badly you want to see me dead. But I'm willing to bet that I know a man whom you hate even more. Im offering you an opportunity for revenge." "To be a spy you need physical fitness, a facility with languages, a tolerance for exotic food and the bugs that come with them. But ultimately there's no greater qualification than the ability to look someone who ruined your life in the eye and say 'Let's work together.'" "Sometimes, you've got to work with the bad guy to get to the worse guys."
Dean: It's not a deal. It's
Sam: It's what?
Vila: He said we should pool our resources, and I still say he may have a point.
You turn your back on him, you might find it between your shoulder blades.
I want to make it clear, unless this works, I'm against it. Roger Sterling:
I was just saying the same thing.
Now, I don't care if we trust each other or not. I don't want to be blood brothers. That stuff is for kids in tree houses. But you and me, we want the same thing right now. So work with me." Pike: Cavalry arrived just in time.
See you brought some new friends. L'Rell:
Not the term I would use, Captain. However, the Klingon Empire will always fight to preserve our future. Pike:
Works for me.
Enemies leaving the past!
Joining together at last!
Mario: Luigi! There's-a only a few more hours until Christmas!
Luigi: Oh, mama-mia...What are we gonna do, Mario?! We're just-a two guys from Brooklyn! There's no way we can deliver all of these presents to all the good little paisanos in one night-
: BWA HA HA HA!!
Oh boy, you pesky plumbers sure are in a pickle, huh?
Mario Bros.: Bowser?!
Bowser: Easy, now! I'm not here to do any kidnapping this time. Christmas spirit, and all that! ...Speaking a' which, looks like you two could use some help!
Mario: W-wait, what?
Bowser: And it just so happens that I know a guy with the fastest-mobilizing army in all the Mushroom World!
Luigi: And who's-a that?
Mario: Luigi, I think he means-
Bowser: That's right, Green Stache! It's ME! BWAHAHAHA! Consider it my gift to you!
Mario: So wait-a, does this-a mean that you're-a gonna help us?
Bowser: Bah, what, are your ears filled with Bolognese or something?! I don't sit here flappin' my gums for a hobby, you know! I've got a kid who's been real good this year, so lemme tell ya straight: You wrap 'em up, I'll ship 'em out. Got it?
Mario: Well...Okie-dokie! Let's-a-go!
"My enemy's enemy is a problem for later. In the meantime, they might be useful." "Let the vampires join us. In this war, we no longer have the luxury of choosing our comrades."
We stand united with these sorcerers
in our mutual contempt for the Tremere. We have long-standing alliances with certain orders of wizards alliances still maintained, albeit clandestinely. Such alliances have proved most auspicious for our clan, for mages possess powers as formidable as they are subtle. The order known as "Progenitors
" is a particularly intriguing body; we could learn much from it.
...Not that any of these things will stop us from draining them to desiccated husks and liquefying their bones into pus once their usefulness has ended
. Still, one must give credit where credit is due...
Tee hee hee! I'm going to break everything! Sonja:
I don't understand why we work so well together...
"Emperor forgive us for making common cause with fiends such as these!" "We're fated to meet in battle. But it doesn't have to be today. Let's sheathe our swords in pursuit of a shared goal. " "Fate has us meet as foes, but this ring will make us brothers." "Listen! You don't like me and I
sure as hell don't like you. But if we don't do something, Mr. Mohawk's gonna activate this ring and we're all gonna die."
"Do not shoot, but listen! Only you can halt what he has set in motion. Let me guide you safely to
"My people have a saying: Seek the enemy of your enemy, and you will find a friend." Kal'Reegar:
YOU'VE GOT A GETH RIGHT BEHIND YOU! Legion:
We are allied with Shepard. We will fight the geth units in this area. Kal'Reegar:
You know, ordinarily that wouldn't fly with me, but I can't afford to be picky right now.
Do you want me to arrest [Balak]? Shepard:
I want you to put a bullet in his head... but we're all making some sacrifices today.
"Clank's right. For the sake of our own survival (and for drama), we must set aside our petty squabbles and act together as a single unit!" "Just for tonight, just for kicks, let's do what we do best. The skills we usually sharpen on each other's skulls, let's use them on a common foe instead. Imagine! Imagine the look on the evil eight-headed farmer's faces when he sees the dog, the cat
and the rat all coming down on him, packing heat and purpose! (Evil Laugh) Priceless! We can get back to playing chin music on each other tomorrow - promise!"
Makarov, this is Price. Shepherd
's a war hero now. He's got your operations playbook and he's got a blank check. Give me what you got on Shepherd
, and I'll take care of the rest. ...I know you can hear me on this channel, Makarov. You and I both know you won't last a week. Makarov:
And neither will you. Price:
Makarov... you ever hear the old saying... the enemy of my enemy is my friend? Makarov:
Price, one day you're going to find that cuts both ways. Shepherd
is using Site Hotel Bravo. You know where it is. I'll see you in hell. Price:
Looking forward to it. Give my regards to Zakhaev if you get there first.
"Am I happy he's alive? Not in the slightest. Am I happy he's hunting Ascians? Aye. I'd have to say I am." Dr. Eggman:
I don't like working with my most hated enemies any more than you do. Sonic:
Well, teaming up with you feels like the end of the world, Eggman!
I always felt like I had this little safety zone, because a lot of the things I cared about... I didn't really care about. I don't really need the perfect shoes, it's just fun to pretend I do. And I could look at her and not really care. So she fools peons into thinking she's hot, so what? Who'll care in a few years? We're all going to college and startups. Except... so is she. She'll go far in this world. And she'll get whatever she wants... by making dozens, hundreds, of people feel feel like you do now.
And we gave her that power. So it'll be our fault. Unless... [offers her hand]
Ready to save the world, you post-ironic post-yuppie? Aggie:
Since seventh grade. What took you so long?
"I find that when you intend to betray someone powerful, it's best not to be his only enemy."
"I don't want Sam on my side. However, I don't want Sam on the other side even more."
Every fiber of my being wants to puke at once when I say this, but I need your heh...I need your helll- Gohan:
You need our help? Vegeta:
"You see? The moral here really is, you can keep fighting till somebody you both hate comes along, then you can work together to fight that person." Ky:
Sol! I will never agree with your brutish methods. But...as logic calls for it, we shall assist you! Sol:
Agh, for Christ's sake, I was actually kinda hoping that you'd fight me instead. In case you haven't realized, I don't like working with you. Ky:
Get used to it. We're leaving at once. Sol:
Heh, after you.
"Oh man, cooperation amongst enemies! I swear we'd be like in a Saturday night Christmas Special or something." Grif:
So now we're forced to work together. How ironic. Simmons: No, that's not ironic.
Ironic would be if we had to work together to hurt
each other. Donut:
No, ironic would be instead of that guy kidnapping Lopez, Lopez
I think it would be ironic if our guns didn't shoot bullets, but instead squirted a healing salve that cured all wounds
I think it would be ironic if everyone was Made of Iron
. TWO HOURS LATER Church:
) We're all agreed that while the current situation is not totally
ironic, the fact that we have to work together is odd in an unexpected way that defies our normal circumstances. Is everybody happy
Agreed. 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend.' starswordc:
Wrong. The enemy of my enemy might
be a potential ally, but when enemy #1 is already known for certain from multiple encounters to be composed entirely of omnicidal maniacs
who have never once claimed to be otherwise, I'd at least give serious thought to taking a look at whether joining up with enemy #2 might be more useful. Especially when your standing orders
preclude going with enemy #1. If we're going with cliches, in this case "the devil you know" is Satan
"If we didn't hate the same people, we would have a friendship based on nothing." Bad:
If you wanted to stop us, you should've brought more than just yourself. You should have brought an army with you. Quackity
: Guess what Bad, I did! I did. In fact, I brought the next best thing
. Technoblade joined the game. Quackity
: I brought my biggest enemy! Hahaha, I literally brought my biggest enemy, Bad!
Oh my goodness... AND TECHNO!
YOU- YOU AND QUACKITY ARE- ARE ENEMIES
, WHY WOULD YOU SIDE WITH HIM?! Technoblade:
Listen. Listen, Bad, I didn't wanna work with this guy either
, but this Egg
, this Egg, it's going too far. It's warpin' people's minds, it's controllin' them
, it has no plans
on stoppin', until it controls the entire worl— I swear to God, if this dog keeps dying on this magma block— it has no
plans on stoppin', and this Egg stands for everything... it's the epitome of everything I stand against
as an anarchist! And if I don't stop it now, it'll be the end of the world. So yeah, I'm workin' with Quackity!
That cocky Mark Beaks might be the only man I hate as much as you! Scrooge McDuck:
I know the feeling.
I'm gonna eat your boat, and then you guys! Big Jaws:
What's that!? Fisherman:
It's Bigger Jaws
Oh my God, now we have a common enemy. We have to work together.
You guys saved my life?! Commander Peepers:
Don't get used to it! This is a one-time, stop the badder bad guy
Just this once, we work together! Mortal enemies working together for the common good! Zim:
Mr. Dr. Possible:
Sometimes, it takes something like this to bring hero and villain together to work for the common good. Ron:
This happened to you before? Mr. Dr. Possible:
No! Heavens no. But, in college, I wrote a Captain Constellation
fanfic with a very similar scenario.
"We may have been enemies once, but for now, our interests align." "Sometimes when a threat is great enough... you have to turn to your enemies for help." "Though Mister Sinister may seem an odd ally, the pragmatism of "the enemy of your enemy is your friend" seems to apply." Scorpia:
For the Horde! Sea Hawk:
I don't share that sentiment, but IM ALSO HERE!
"Optimus, our past alliances, Autobot, Decepticon, no longer matter! Not while Unicron lives." Asajj Ventress:
It looks like I'm here to rescue you. Obi-Wan Kenobi:
When did you
become the good guy? Asajj Ventress:
Don't insult me.
"A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies." "War makes strange bedfellows." "If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference to The Devil in the House of Commons." "I never liked Kennedy. I hate his father. Kennedy wasn't so great a Senator... However, that no-good son-of-a-bitch Dick Nixon called me a Communist and I'll do anything to beat him." "A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have." "The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy."