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A Ragtag Bunch of Misfits is pulled together on emergency to fulfill some grand goal. They succeed. And then realize that they are quite good at working with each other and can stay a team for the future crises to come.

Contrast The Fellowship Has Ended and We Were Your Team.

Examples of We Work Well Together include:

Comic Books

  • Inverted in Batgirl: Year One, where a team-up between Barbara and Black Canary ends with the following dialogue:

 Black Canary: Promise me we won't make these team-ups a regular thing.

Batgirl: Done.

  • This is one of the classic superhero team origins. The original Justice League of America realized they work well together after fending off giant alien monsters. The founding Avengers realized they work well together after thwarting a scheme by Loki, Norse god of mischief. In both cases, the heroes each responded to the crisis individually, and once they'd converged on a single location, realize they could work better as a group than alone. After Avengers Dissassembled, the New Avengers were formed under the same circumstances (working together to fight a mass jailbreak of supervillains).


 I have long hidden away from the world, now I wish to see it anew as the century turns. You're all welcome to join me.

  • The Great Mouse Detective: After Rattigan is defeated, Dawson starts to leave to go look for lodging. Basil is trying to tell him to stay when there's a knock on the door.

 Lady Mouse: Is this the home of the famous Basil of Baker Street?

Dr. Dawson: Indeed it is, miss. You look as if you're in some kind of trouble.

Lady Mouse: Oh, I am. I am.

Dr. Dawson: Then you have come to precisely the right place.

Basil: Ah, allow me to introduce my trusted associate Dr. Dawson, with whom I do all of my cases. Isn't that right, doctor?

Dr. Dawson: Oh? Why, yes. By all means.


  • In Sabatini's Scaramouche, Pantaloon blackmails Andre-Louis into staying with the troupe. Andre-Louis quickly takes over, and the troupe prospers greatly.

Live Action TV

Video Games

 Lash: Tee hee hee! I'm going to break everything!

Sonja: I don't understand why we work so well together...

Web Comics

  • In Guilded Age, the band of adventurers, seen at the beginning of each chapter in Flash Forwards, finally come together (after a false start that included a Jerkass Warrior Poet) at the end of Chapter 6, having successfully rescued one of their own.

  Syr'Nj: Maybe we're all better off with each other than without [...] Friendship doesn't always mean we'll agree. But we don't have to see eye to eye to stand shoulder to shoulder.

Web Original

Western Animation

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