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"I can tell you from experience that when they get along, it sucks muchly."

On shows where the main characters are grouped together, goals ranging from winning games to defeating monsters are achieved only by teamwork.

A useful lesson, one supposes. It might be nice, however, to occasionally see a Too Many Cooks Spoil the Soup episode.

Also see The Power of Friendship, Save Our Team.

Straight Examples:

Anime and Manga

Live Action TV


 "Teamwork, do it together

Teamwork, friends forever,

We're all for one and one for all

We'll help each other stand tall,

With teamwork!"


Video Games

  • This is the point of the pact system in The World Ends With You. Without a partner, a Player will get erased in a few minutes. And just to show how vital having a partner is, in the first day of the third week, you are drawn into a battle with Noise without a partner; you can still fight on the bottom screen, right? Wrong. All of your pins are disabled, leaving you with no choice but to run from battle.
  • Team Fortress 2's player classes all have different strengths, weaknesses, and unique abilities, forcing players to help each other out so their team can theory, at least. There's also a hat-painting item known as Team Spirit, which makes your hat match your current team's color.

Western Animation


Western Animation

  • The Powerpuff Girls: "Three Girls and a Monster" opens with the announcement that the City of Townsville has received an award for teamwork, and an example from the regular citizens being shown involving trash. However, Blossom and Buttercup are bickering over lots of things, picking up the hotline phone included. When the three girls finally meet the monster, one would expect the girls to defeat it by teaming up. Instead, Blossom and Buttercup continue to bicker while Bubbles gets the monster to leave town by asking nicely.
  • Hey Arnold, "World Records": Might not have been an intentional subversion, but a subversion nonetheless. After several attempts by Arnold and Gerald to break a world record prove failures, Arnold comes up with the bright idea of getting all the neighborhood kids involved in making a giant pizza puff, using everyone's own special talent (Stinky's ability to wrap sleeping bags helps him fold the crust, Phoebe makes sauce, Gerald cuts vegetables). In the end however, that attempt is also unsuccessful, and their actual record comes from out of left field.[1]
    • They failed because one of the kids (forgot who) misinterpreted TSP--teaspoon--as Ten Square Pounds.
  1. "Most Attempts at Trying To Get a World Record".