Not every television relationship starts off on the right footing. Sometimes it takes seasons for two people on opposite sides to finally put aside their differences and come together.
Although it can be frustrating sometimes, some of the best relationships start off antagonistic and slowly develop a connection based on understanding and mutual respect.
Like they say, love is stronger than hate.
Whether these relationships turned platonic or romantic, here are 17 duos that started off as enemies before they became friends.
Oliver and Slade - Arrow
Oliver and Slade definitely have a complicated history. They didn't start off as the best of friends but slowly came to depend on each other greatly on Lian Yu. After Slade feels Oliver is responsible for the death of the girl he loved, he comes after him years later. Despite their past, Oliver and Slade are reunited once more down the line and are able to overcome their differences and help each other out.
Amberle and Eretria - The Shannara Chronicles
Their relationship started with thievery and threats which is what made Princess Rover's development so amazing. They went from trying to kill each other to doing anything to save each other. It was also implied that Eretria may have had feelings for Amberle, but considering the ending of Season 1 it never got to be explored.
Bellamy and Clarke - The 100
Like Clarke wasn't afraid to admit, she and Bellamy did not like each other when they first met. They were constantly clashing over leadership decisions and arguing over what was best for Bellamy's sister and the rest of their people. It took some time, a couple heart to hearts, and quite a few life or death situations, but Bellamy and Clarke ended up becoming best friends. Their relationship is at the front and center of the show and it's very possible that their love for each other may finally lead to something more than friendship in Season 5.
Alex and Meredith - Grey's Anatomy
Meredith and Alex weren't exactly enemies but they also weren't on good terms. Alex was always trying to distance himself from those around him and made his fair share of poor decisions. As time went on, Meredith and Alex grew closer and came to depend on each other as fellow doctors. As more people came in and out of their lives, Meredith and Alex offered each other stability and are currently best friends.
Clary and Alec - Shadowhunters
While Clary never had any ill feelings towards Alec, it was safe to say that Alec was not her biggest fan. Alec was still carrying feelings for Jace and he wasn't a fan of Clary's relationship with him or her presence in the Insitute. It did take a season or so, but Clary and Alec and have managed to set aside their predispositions and become friends.
Seth and Kate - From Dusk till Dawn
Kate may have started out as Seth's captive along with the rest of her family, but Seth constantly protected her from harm. At the end of the first season, Kate chooses to go along with Seth and they drive off into the sunset together to become partners in crime. It seemed likely that Seth had deeper feelings for Kate, but unfortunately, the show ended before we could see where their relationship was headed.