Although they are rivals, these characters also make each other stronger and the story more interesting.
No anime, manga lacks the shadow of intense and fiery battles between natural enemies. They can be enemies, brothers, and friends, and what they all have in common is that they are all incredibly talented.
Here are 7 pairs of opponents that make each other stronger in the anime/manga world:
- Goku and Vegeta – Dragon Ball Z
The rivalry between these two Saiya warriors probably doesn’t need to be mentioned. It can be said that they are the most famous enemy in the world of manga and anime. The two have developed an interesting relationship, from enemies they became friends, helping to repel countless powerful enemies to protect the Earth and prove that they are the most powerful people in the universe.
- Naruto and Sasuke – Naruto
Naruto and Sasuke have been enemies from the first meeting, they are two people from two harsh backgrounds, leading to an important confrontational relationship that drives the entire plot. Although they are close friends, they are also the biggest rivals who always compete with each other. If evaluated objectively, this is the couple that is said to be the most predestined in the movie. Naruto and Sasuke used to be on the same team under the guidance of Kakashi-sensei, eating and sleeping together, training together, and performing missions together. Although it was just an accident, Naruto and Sasuke also “exchanged” their first kiss.
Besides, even when he first met Sasuke when he was still an apprentice ninja, Naruto saw him as an arch-rival and was determined to prove himself to Sasuke. Not only that, Sasuke can also be seen as Naruto’s love rival. But in the end, from fierce competitors, the two became friends as adults.
- Bakugou and Deku – My Hero Academia
Deku and Bakugou are known by many fans as blue-haired Naruto and blonde Sasuke. Even so, their rivalry is really interesting. Like most rival pairs, Deku is a weak character at first while Bakugou is a very talented character. Then, with the effort and potential of One For All, Deku grows stronger and is Bakugou’s rival.
But unlike Sasuke, despite his abundance of talent Bakugou often fails. Bakugou was taken hostage twice, failed the hero test, and his victory at the UA sports festival was because Todoroki was still shaking after fighting Deku.
From being a bully to Deku, the turmoil in Bakugou’s life and character development (until he learns the secret of Deku’s Quirk), makes the two an interesting pair of opponents. .
- Yuno and Asta – Black Clover
Since the Black Clover story itself really feels like Naruto, Yuno and Asta’s relationship is similar to Sasuke and Naruto’s. It’s just that from the start until now, Yuno and Asta’s rivalry has never lessened like Sasuke and Naruto’s. Both are aiming for the position of Sorcerer King, and they will fight to beat each other in the competition, but the two will likely fight together if they have a common enemy.
- Yugi and Kaiba – Yu-Gi-Oh!
The competitive relationship between these two characters is really interesting. Yugi, Kaiba – two characters with two opposite personalities and fates, but greatly contribute to helping Yu-Gi-Oh! get love from everyone. With their own unique tactics, they have brought viewers many tough and dramatic matches.
- Sanji and Zoro – One Piece
Both are members of the Straw Hat Pirates, but Sanji and Zoro are quite “hateful” when they often “touch hands and feet” and have quarrels. The two always respect each other, but it’s obvious they don’t like each other. Zoro is a genius, it can be said that Zoro’s strength is achieved through a process of relentless training. Meanwhile, Sanji values strategy and mind rather than strength, but he is not a coward or coward, no opponent can make him surrender or fear (unless standing in front of women).