I can think of many movies and TV shows that have frenemies in them. They are intriguing because it is a relationship where you never know what is going to happen. It is inconsistent and always keeps you guessing about what is going to happen next. If the characters will like each other or hate each other and what they will do to each other.
I agree that you can never know which way their relationship will curve to
Yeah I agree with your statement!
Yes, I agree. I think it can be frustrating to watch, but also really fun at the same time.
I agree, it does keep you guessing.
I agree with that
Cady, Regina, and Janice from Mean Girls are frenemies because Cady secretly dislikes Regina but acts friendly to her because she secretly wants Regina's approval. These villains are intriguing because you wonder what both of their motives are, and Janice cut holes in Regina's PE tank top.
That’s a really good example that you used!
Not only does Cady hate Regina, but Regina hates Cady, but they both are extremely fake and end up tearing everything up.
Buzz and Woody are an example of frenemies and by the end of the movie they are friends. These characters add tension and sometimes comic relief.
good point, bestie
I agree with you strongly, also I for some reason wouldn't have thought of buzz and woody but the diffidently are.
I think some of the most famous frenemies from media would be Regina George and Caddy Heron & Jesus and Judas.
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I don't really know any frenemies since I don't really care that much, but what can make them intriguing is the mystery of what they'll do next. It's almost unexpected of what may happen next, but other times it's a quite easily expected cliche thing, depending on the character development.
I agree with your statement.
I agree that you can never really know what they're going to do next
One movie is Captain american and iron man. Having them being frenemies is keeps the plot interesting as you never know what will happen whether they are working together or throwing cars at each other.
I agree that it makes things more interesting
Great example, Marvel is the best.
Buzz and Woody in Toy Story. These guys are always fighting but still save the day. It adds more suspense to the movies and novels. Makes things more interesting sometimes.
That makes a lot of sense
I agree on how it makes things very intresting
I never thought about how it adds more suspense to the movies. Great point.
Frenemy's are useful but can find ways to ruin your day. It's like having a friend that is your constant enemy and you may only be friends with them to get to something or use them for something that benefits you in ways.
I agree on how there are benefits
I agree that they can sometimes be useful
I agree with the fact that they are always trying to get something from one another.
I think the same, that sometimes they can be helpful, but they can make things really annoying and complicated.
The first thing that comes to mind, classically, is Mean Girls. In the movie, Cady befriends the Plastics to ruin Regina's life on Janis' behalf. So with that being said, would Cady and Regina George be frenemies? They're friends, sure, but there is malice in the intention. These type of characters are interesting because they have to ability to be charming enough to make friends, while still masterful enough to hide their true thoughts and feelings.
I agree that the intent is what makes malice
I like what you said about why they are interesting!
I agree that’s a good point.
I would almost say that Janis and Cady are also frenemies.
I think many movie shows and skits have a lot of frenemies to help express a story or line about the movie or character. It can be intriguing because you’re not always sure if the person is true worthy and you don’t know what he or she is going to do to you and how they are going to make you feel.
I agree that it makes the readers or watchers feel suspense.
First off there is Mean Girls which entire plot is based on friemies. Then there is Marlin and Dory, Dory thinks they are friend but Marlin has some mixed feelings mostly being annoyed with Dory. I don´t particularly like fremenys because they are fake and just nice to each other in front of eachother typically for status and they go behind each others backs. If a friend isnt real your probably better without them.
Regina George from mean girls is a great example. She befriends all of her friends to make herself look better. Frenemies are intriguing because they seem like they are gonna help you socially and make you better but then they end up dragging you through the mud over and over again until you learn. In like movies they are most of the time the main antagonist.
I agree that frenemeys will drag you through the mud.
In Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse, Raquel and Barbie are frenemies, except Barbie actually thinks Raquel's a friend and Raquel just plans to destroy Barbie's life and get with Ken. Raquel is "intriguing" because she is really dumb and never gets her way, so she is really just there for the laugh.
I LOVE YOUR EXAMPLE!!!
I really like your example! I didn't think of that one but it is really good
I love their dynamic, Barbie is so sweet to Requel, and Requel is the pettiest person just about ever.
Another example of frenemies is from the Disney movie Frenemies, where it follows three different groups of friends who end up getting in a fight and turn against each other. What makes these dynamics intriguing is because we are able to relate to when someone who we thought was a friend "betrayed" us and how we felt about, normally though these shows take it to an entirely different level and make it far more intense then it would've been normally.
The best frenemy's I know of is Dr. doofenshmirtz and Perry the Platypus. Their relationship is treated as enemies, but there is a lot of care they have for each other. This makes their fights more like a game, and it's really fun to watch. The thing that makes these villains so intriguing is that they're so complex. Not black and white, but lots of shades of grey.
That's a groovy connection.
I don't like the idea of Frenemies for both movies and real-life. Because frenemies in real life is such an exhausting thing, for movies yes it keeps you guessing. But in real life, it just makes your life a living he** some frenemies are Jessica and Bella- Twilight,Thor and Quill- Infinity War & Endgame, Regina and the Plastics- Mean Girls
I agree, it can help a movie in staying interesting, but in reality, it can make things quite complicated.
One that comes to mind is in The Lion King, Scar acts all friendly to Simba to get Mufasa dead, I found it really interesting because it takes more time for the plot to unfold which adds more suspense which is intriguing.
That's true. And he also was such a convincing character, and it made him seem even less villainous
I think that Tom and Jerry are frenemies because they are always trying to go against each other. Even though they are always going against each other they try to work together sometime against other cats and dogs. I think what makes this intriguing is that even though they are enemies they find a way to work with each other against a common enemy.
Tom and Jerry go crazy tho. Good example
In Aladdin, Jafar is friendly with the sultan whilst the whole time he intends to betray him. Frenemy situations provide more complicated characters and plot lines. This can make the story more interesting and more relatable.
That's very true Daniel, good post!
One frenemy is Thor and Loki They are intriguing because you don't know what they are going to do next.
The mian frenemy I think of is Luke and Percy, from Percy Jackson. Luke was one of the first people Percy met at camp, and they became friends pretty quickly, with Luke even giving Percy items for his quest. But as it turns out, Luke was the one behind it all, and he caused Percy trouble on his quest and betrayed him. I think it is intriguing, because he acted like his friend until the end of summer, even after his quest had finished, and Luke's gift of shoes almost killing Grover.
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