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8. Mario & Bowser (Super Mario RPG)

There is no greater rivalry in modern video games than the endless battle between Super Mario and Bowser, King of the Koopas. But as our list has shown, nothing unites foes like a common enemy. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, the Koopa King was hit hard when the Smithy Gang staged a hostile takeover of the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario decided that the evil ruler he knew was better than his successor, and with his forces dwindling, Bowser was forced to swallow his pride and join forces (even if he did pathetically act as if it was he who recruited Mario’s team). Players got the chance to see the pair fight alongside one another, but luckily, with victory came a return to the way things were. Princess Peach isn’t going to kidnap herself, after all.

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