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They’re best friends. You can tell because they bicker Like An Old Married Couple. Like a beautiful and delicate snowflake, no two friendships are alike. Unlike the beautiful and delicate snowflake, some friendships break out the flamethrowers in the face of this sickening sweetness.
These guys bicker constantly. They’re always sniping at each other. They snark relentlessly. They duke it out on equal terms, hurling insults at one another with prejudice. But underneath the verbal fencing is a rock-solid friendship that no Smug Snake could hope to chip at. Often, they have opposite morals, personalities, or fighting ability, which is presumably the cause of the vitriol (or maybe it’s just because they’re both Deadpan Snarkers).
Woe betide any outsider to this unusual ‘friendship’ who thinks that because one is constantly snarking on the other, it gives the outsider the right to make snide comments about the other as well; usually, they will quickly (and painfully) learn that “no one makes fun of him/her but me.”