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    Anime and Manga 
I… I wasn't blessed with any magic. That always frustrated me. But… I sure was blessed with great friends!!
Asta, Black Clover

Forever united as one! Together, the battles are won! Through us let your spirit evolve! (If we're all for one world, there's a world for us all!) If we're all for one world, there's a world... for us all!
Digimon Frontier dub theme

Greed: Those memories [of my friends] aren't a part of me anymore!
Ling: No you're wrong, Greed! It's not that easy, they'll always be a part of you! You can't just erase them from your soul! They were the only part of you that you chose! Look at them, can you not hear their souls crying out!? You abandoned them, your real family! You threw them away like trash!

Maybe I am a monster, but I met people who reached out to me.
Haruka Kotoura to the infamous child beating criminal, Kotoura-san episode 11

Vita: Her allies?
Fate: No. Her friends.

Don't you understand why we came with you? Isn't it because we're friends?! Yugi, with friends... Allowing themselves to like themselves, that's why they want to be together. If you're in pain or suffering, then give some to me! That's what being a friend is about!
Jounouchi Katsuya, Yu-Gi-Oh!

Entei: What is this?
Ash Ketchum: My friend, Charizard.
Entei: Your friend?
Pikachu: Pika!
Charizard roars in agreement.
Ash: All of my Pokémon are my friends. We all work together like a family!
Molly: A family?
Entei: Then I will defeat your family too!
(10 seconds later into the fight between Charizard and Entei, as Ash almost falls off a large window before being caught in time by his friends and Team Rocket...)
Brock: We won’t let you fall!
Misty: We’re like family too!

Hone Onna: It's great to have friends. When you keep agonizing over things all by your lonesome, you get this prickly ache right here.
Ichimoku Ren: Sorry, but I don't think of you guys as friends.
Hone Onna: Oh? If we're not friends that what are we?
Ichimoku Ren: Family... I guess.

    Comic Books 
Dave: They tried to make me talk. I gave them nothing.
Frank: You don't know me, you don't owe me anything. I've brought you nothing but trouble. Why were you ready to die for me?
Dave: Because you're one of us. You're family.

Billy: You guys all showed up to rescue me?
Kate: We're family. We stick together no matter what scary, unstoppable powers you may have.
Eli: Plus, if you do have scary, unstoppable powers, we're thinking we should probably be on your side.
Young Avengers: The Children's Crusade

    Fan Works 
Not TV-perfect family with pearly white smiles and "very special episode" problems solved in an hour or half... Family that grates your nerves because they're always there, and can be relied on in a pinch because they're always there... Where you're either in on the joke or the butt of it. Family that fights and screams and kind of hates a little, then fights by your side and wraps your bleeding knuckles and loves despite themself or yourself.
Guy Gardner, a Green Lantern Fan Fic

We may hate things about each other, but in combat we know we can trust each other with our lives.

as the six of them head toward the bridge, alpha notices a sense of pride has returned to him. the footsteps echoing behind him restore his confidence. he pauses to turn back and smile at the group, who grin back— just like always.

Veronica: "Before we do whatever we're going to do, I have to say something. Everyone, please listen."
Archie: "We're listening, Ronnie. Go ahead."
Veronica: "I just wanted to say that, if this is the...the last time we get to say something like this...that no matter what, I want us to know that we're all friends. No matter what happens, or what happened among us, between any of us. There's something that's...more than just boy and girl, you know? There's a...oh, nuts. I don't know how to put it."
Betty: "You've put it just fine, Ronnie. There's a bond. A bond we all have between us. Even with the rich, me middle-class, Reggie an ego-queen..."
Reggie: "Hey, just a minute!"
Betty: "...and Archie a klutz, we love each other. And I think we always will. Am I right on that, gang?"
Reggie: "You know it, Bets."
Archie: "Never thought I'd see you in a frame of mind like this, Mantle. But yeah, Betty, you're right. There is a bond between us. And there always will be."

This Bites!, as the Whitebeard Pirates and their allies come to save Ace.

    Film — Animated 
When your teammate's in trouble, you go. Whether they ask or not, you go!
Rhino, Bolt

Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten.
Lilo Pelekai, Lilo & Stitch

This is my family. I found it, all on my own. It's little, and broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good.
Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

Remember all the places you can hide
Remember, we are always on your side!
Oliver & Company, "Streets of Gold"

Tigger: You mean... you fellas... are my family?
Pooh: I'm afraid we have nothing better to offer.
Tigger: ...Well, of course not, Pooh boy! 'Cause there's nothing better than the best!

We are more than we are
We are one

    Film — Live-Action 
When I go home, some people are gonna ask me, "Hoot, why do you do it? You some kind of war junkie?" I won't say a goddamn word. Why? They won't understand... won't understand why we do it. They won't understand that it's about the men next to you. That's it... that's all it is.
Hoot, Black Hawk Down

This is my family. More even than my own family.
Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero, Donnie Brasco

If this is to end in fire, then we shall all burn together.
Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Gimli: Never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an elf.
Legolas: What about side by side with a friend?
Gimli: ...Aye. (smiles) I could do that.

I've had a dream too. It's about singing and dancing and making people happy. That's the kinda dream that gets better the more people you share it with. And I found a whole bunch of friends who all have the same dream. And it kinda makes us like a family.

Love. Love is the key. Love and family. For what are night and day, the sun, the moon, the stars without love, and those you love around you? What could be more hollow than to die alone, unloved?

I don't have friends, I got family.

I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die among my friends.

Dude, you're my hero and shit!
Skinny Pete to Jesse Pinkman, El Camino

Poe: I gotta tell you, I don't really know... how to do this. What you did. I'm not ready.
Lando: Neither were we. Luke, Han, Leia and me. Who's ever ready?
Poe: How did you do it? Defeat an empire with almost nothing?
Lando: We had each other. That's how we won.

Rule One: You fuck with me, you die. No questions, no exceptions, no second chances.
Rule Two: What I say goes. Break Rule Two, you get hurt. Break it again, you die. Again, this is your only warning.
Rule Three: You fuck with any of my friends, you fuck with me. When in doubt, see Rule One.

We're just one big family and, when you've been to a few domestic disputes, Littlebottom, I can assure you that you'll see the resemblance.
Sam Vimes, Feet of Clay

I don't have brothers. Not by blood.

We're all still inextricably entangled — Split Enz isn't just something you can walk away from.

One for all and all for one!

Could one judge a man by his company? Could she judge Miles that way? Ivan was charming and funny, Lady Alys fine and formidable, Illyan, despite his sinister history, strangely kind. Miles’s clone brother Mark , for all his bitter bite, seemed a brother in truth. Kareen Koudelka was pure delight. The Vorbrettens, the rest of the Koudelka clan, Duv Galeni, Tsipis, Ma Kosti, Pym, even Enrique... Miles seemed to collect friends of wit and distinction and extraordinary ability around himself as casually and unselfconsciously as a comet trailed its banner of light.

But from now on, we fight as a Clan. No warrior will go into battle alone. Where one fights, we all fight!
Hailstar, Warrior Cats

Dresden: Things just got worse. I'm still going. None of you have to come with me. I don't expect you to-
Dresden's Narration: Before I finished speaking, Charity, Murphy, and Thomas stepped up to stand beside me. A bolt of warmth, fiece with joy and pride and gratitude, flashed through me like sudden lightning. I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching - they are your family. And they were my heroes.

    Live-Action TV 
Don't they understand that we're a family? That that's why this works, is because we're a family. Do they even care?!
Garcia in response to JJ being forced to take a promotion to the Pentagon, Criminal Minds, "JJ"

Nadeem: I mean, your friends know who you are, what you do.
Matt: My life almost got them killed. And not for the first time. I don't see how I can have it both ways.
Nadeem: But you already do. I messed up, and no matter what happens today, I don't know if my wife's ever coming back. But your friends keep coming back. I mean, how do you hold onto them?
Matt: It's not me. It's them.

Saffron: Everybody plays each other. That's all anybody ever does. We play parts.
Mal: You got all kinds a learnin' and you made me look the fool without even trying, and yet here I am with a gun to your head. That's 'cause I've got people with me, people who trust each other, who do for each other, and ain't always looking for the advantage.

I learned something from Nandi. Not just from what happened, but from her. The family she made... the strength of her love for them, it’s what kept them together. When you live with that kind of strength, you get tied to it. You can't break away and you would never want to.
Inara, Firefly

So maybe Victor's luckier than us. But we're going to get to the mask first. Because we have something he doesn't have, and that's what we have. All of the Sibunas. And we're going to win, because we won't let each-other give up, and we won't let each-other fail.
Fabian Rutter, House of Anubis

"Do I get along with my co-workers? Well, first of all, I don't have co-workers anymore, I have subordinates. So, have I gotten along with my subordinates? Let's see. My supplier relations rep, Meredith Palmer, is the only person I know who knows how to properly head-bang to Motörhead. Oscar Martinez, my accountant, is now godfather to my son. Angela Schrute, my former accountant, is now my wife. My top salesman, Jim Halpert, was best man at my wedding, and office administrator Pamela Beesly Halpert is my best friend. So yes, I'd say I have gotten along with my subordinates."
Dwight Schrute, The Office (US), "Finale"

I trust very few people, and I'm looking at all of them.
Will Scarlett, Robin of Sherwood

Shane: I can't ask you to do this for me.
Vic: I'm offering.

They say the family of the 21st century is made up of friends, not relatives. If that's true, you're the best auntie I've ever had!
Tim, Spaced

Jeremy, on this starship... no one is alone. No one.
Captain Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Family don't end with blood, boy.
Bobby, Supernatural

She's our friend, and she's crazy!
Dustin, Stranger Things

This is better than a family. No one around here asks me for my damn bone marrow.
Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock

"The decision was made a long time ago. Before any of us knew each other. When we were all strangers who would just pass each other on the street before the world ended. And now we mean everything to each other. You were in trouble, you were trapped. Glenn didn't know you, but he helped you. He put himself in danger for you. And that started it all. From Atlanta, to my daddy's farm, to the prison, to here, to this moment now. Not as strangers, as family. Because Glenn chose to be there for you that day a long time ago — that was the decision that changed everything. It started with both of you and it just grew, all of us. To sacrifice for each other, to suffer, to stand, to grieve, to give, to love, to live, to fight for each other. Glenn made the decision, Rick. I was just following his lead."
Maggie Rhee, The Walking Dead

Tarrant: Not this time.
Tarrant: That's true.
Dayna: On the other hand, you are something to do with us.
Cally: We've talked about it and discovered we care what happens to you.
Vila: Not to mention, embarrassed.
Blake's 7, "Rumors of Death"

Capt. Hikaru Sulu: You'll find that more happens on the bridge of a starship than just carrying out orders and observing regulations. There is a sense of loyalty to the men and women you serve with; a sense of family. Those two men on trial... I served with them for a long time. I owe them my life a dozen times over. And right now they're in trouble, and I'm going to help them; let the regulations be damned.
Ensign Tuvok: Sir, that is a most illogical line of reasoning.
Sulu: You better believe it. Helm, engage!
Star Trek: Voyager, "Flashback", during the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

"This tiny girl; outsized, outmatched, outnumbered—and she survived. Why? Because she was willing not to. She was prepared to die for the cause rather than abandon her comrade."
Holtz, Angel, "Loyalty"

"It's not that I didn't trust you two, but I just wanted to keep my words to Melani who said that she don't want other people to know about our relationship. But I should have realize that you two are not "other people" to me. You are my best friends and I think of you as my family."
Bambang to Alan and Prima, Mimpi Metropolitan

    Mythology and Religion 

A true companion is loving all the time, and is a brother that is born for when there is distress.


It's a fool don't know that his family's his crew.
Michelle Dockrey, "Mal's Song"

First Serve is like tennis
It's the love, love
It's the love, love
It's like tennis
It's the perfect match
First Serve, "Tennis"note 

Sisters scorned, brothers worn
Lonely pain is harder to mend
Flora tall, fauna small
Get you on your feet again

So lean a little on your friends
They will carry you
Shelter from the stormy nights
Lean a little on your friends
They will guide you through
You know you’re gonna be alright

I'll be there for you
When the rain starts to pour
I'll be there for you
Like I've been there before
I'll be there for you
'Cause you're there for me, too
The Rembrandts, "I'll Be There For You", the theme song of Friends


We few, we happy few, we band of brothers... for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

    Video Games 

Family's not just the people you're related to by blood. There are other people who care about you. Like... Aveline.
Isabela to Hawke, Dragon Age II

Prisoner: Do you have any family?
Dragonborn: I have friends, it's all the family I need.

You've always protected us. But you still don't understand that we looked out for you, too! We watched your back while you watched ours. And we believed in you the same way you believed in us! Just like you protected us... We want to protect you.
Dagger, Final Fantasy IX

Well ...what can I say? ...You guys ...are the best!
Noctis Lucis Caelum, Final Fantasy XV

The experience we shared - all of us - have bound us together in a way that defies understanding... But this bond we share can be felt, but not seen. This is faith. So, I do not have faith in Ryudo. I have faith in our bond. I have faith in our hearts, for they are one.
Elena, Grandia II epilogue

Franklin: Eh, Lamar. That was above and beyond, homie.
Lamar: Ain't nothing above and beyond when it come to the homies, homie. A nigga just wanna be helpful, you heard me?
Franklin: I'm serious, dog. That's hood. Michael and Trevor, too. We grateful. You a real homie and I love you, dog.
Lamar: You too, homie.

Michael: We fucking did it, kid. Nearly sent me insane, but we did it. I hope you... I hope you learned something from hanging with me and the maniac, even if it was how NOT to grow old. You're my friend for life. I hope you know that. Yours M
Franklin: For life! What a journey. Thank you for looking out for me. Your boy, Frank.

Loves in your life
Live ever on
Home is not where you live
But who cares when you’re gone
They’ll follow you to the beyond
It’s in the blood...
—"In the Blood", Hades

Take care of each other, you guys are the only family I've got left!
Bill Overbeck, Left 4 Dead: The Sacrifice

With all due respect, admiral, I didn't represent one of your people. I represented one of mine.
Commander Shepard during Tali's trial, Mass Effect 2

Shaman: Grunt - who is your krantt? Your allies willing to kill and die on your behalf?
Shepard: How is a candidate tested if he brings backup on his Rite of Passage?
Shaman: Not every krogan can be the strongest warrior, but each must inspire his peers to battle at his side. If the ones who know you best can find nothing worthy in you, you should wander the wastes and die alone before you weaken my clan.
Shepard: (Paragon) We stand with Grunt, as shipmates and comrades. / (Renegade) Grunt will strengthen Clan Urdnot. Name our target, and it will die.

Shepard: You two have been with me longer than most. You believed in me when nobody else did. Thanks.
Tali: We'll finish this the way we started it... together.
Garrus: Damn right!

This war has brought us pain and suffering and loss. But it's also brought us together, as soldiers, allies, friends. This bond that ties us together is something the Reapers will never understand. It's more powerful than any weapon. Stronger than any ship. It can't be taken or destroyed.
Commander Shepard, Mass Effect 3

One big happy ass-kicking family!
James Vega, Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC

Shepard: Everybody say "Normandy!"
Normandy Alum: NORMANDY!
Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC

And if you ask me, you know that it's true
There is not a thing that I wouldn't do
I'd follow you to the ends of the earth
That's how much I think our friendship is worth
Maybe now you have figured it out
That's what bein' a friend is about
MOTHER, "Bein' Friends"

Ratchet: Looks like Otto overlooked one thing; I'm not half as good without you.
Clank: True.

You're my brother!
John Marston to Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption II

This world don't give us nothing. It be our lot to suffer... And our duty to fight back. This Horde be our family! We may not always see eye-to-eye. We come to blows before. But when we work together - ah - there's nothing this Horde can't do.
Vol'jin, World of Warcraft

You know what would be fun, Willump? Everything, if you were there with me!

    Visual Novels 

Satoko: We're here for you! We're like a family of friends!
Keiichi: A family of friends, huh? I like how that sounds.



But I think in your case, maybe it's better to find that sense of family among people who are good than it is to try to find a sense of good inside your family.
Roy Greenhilt, The Order of the Stick

There are a grand total of three people in this cosmos whom I love. Someone who was obviously after your idiot princess has kidnapped two of them!... Get me up into space so I can get them back!

    Web Original 

[The Magical Girl genre] resonated, because most of the drama and joy in my life came from platonic relationships, so it was nice to see that represented in fiction. Your teenaged years don’t have to be scary if you’ve got a group that you trust, that was the message I got out of these kinds of shows.

    Western Animation 

A true, true friend helps a friend in need
A friend will be there to help them see
A true, true friend helps a friend in need
To see the light that shines from a true, true friend

You know, I've learned something today. Family isn't about whose blood you have, it's about who you care about. And that's why I feel like you guys are more than just friends. You're my family. (Beat) Except for Cartman.
Kyle Broflovski, South Park, "Ike's Wee Wee"

    Real Life 

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Richard Bach

The hardest thing to do is to stick together. Mates, family, marriage, business, bands. It's like resisting gravity... it's like King Canute trying to talk back the tide. But you can, and we have, and we will turn the world around... the alternative is too predictable: you empty your life of the people you need the most.

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than it was because he was he, and I was I.

We two dear men, friends forever, were here. If you want to know our names, they are Gaius and Aulus.


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