If you see two superheroes meet for the first time, you know they’re going to fight, but why? What purpose does this trope serve, and what does it look like outside the superhero genre? Is it still fighting if the characters clash with only words? This week, the hosts mull over the topic of bringing heroes into conflict with each other. They discuss the pros and cons, how to most effectively create conflict between protagonists, and why superhero stories are so obsessed with doing so.

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