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5th Feb '16 10:38:32 PM heartauthor
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** Garnet as well. She's normally seen as {{The Stoic}} (though she's [[CharacterDevelopment started emoting more in general]] in recent episodes), but when she loses her temper, it is ''[[NightmareFuel horrifying]]''. [[spoiler: Pearl found this out when she lied to Garnet in order to continue fusing with her.]]
30th Jan '16 3:48:53 PM StFan
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* ComicBook/AntMan is ''[[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes]]''' team pacifist, and will continue trying to negotiate a peaceful end to a confrontation well past the end of his teammates' patience. Unless the bad guys he's trying to talk down hurt TheWasp. Then they will get ''owned''.
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* ComicBook/AntMan is ''[[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes]]''' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''' team pacifist, and will continue trying to negotiate a peaceful end to a confrontation well past the end of his teammates' patience. Unless the bad guys he's trying to talk down hurt TheWasp.ComicBook/TheWasp. Then they will get ''owned''.
30th Jan '16 3:36:23 PM ladyofthelibrary
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** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'':\\\ Twilight goes absolutely ''berserk'' when Tirek destroys her home, unloading on him with everything she's got.\\\ When you get down to it, Tirek's final fate is to get ''[[DraggedOffToHell blasted to hell.]]''
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** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'':\\\ 2]]'': Twilight goes absolutely ''berserk'' when Tirek destroys her home, unloading on him with everything she's got.\\\ got. *** When you get down to it, Tirek's final fate is to get ''[[DraggedOffToHell blasted to hell.]]''

** In ''Revenge of the Island'', [[spoiler:Zoey]] is this trope personified, undergoing a MadnessMakeover and [[FreakOut a drastic change in personality]] in "Eat, Puke, and Be Wary" after being pushed too far. Fortunately, the personality change does not last long.
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** In ''Revenge of the Island'', [[spoiler:Zoey]] [[spoiler: Zoey]] is this trope personified, undergoing a MadnessMakeover and [[FreakOut a drastic change in personality]] in "Eat, Puke, and Be Wary" after being pushed too far. Fortunately, the personality change does not last long.

* [[TheChick M'gann]] from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' is a sweet bubbly girl most of the time. She's also turns out to have PsychicPowers that dwarf those of any other Martian her uncle has ever met. When the villain [[EvilCounterpart Psimon]] threatens to expose her greatest secret--the fact that she's [[spoiler:actually a White Martian, not a Green one]]--she's willing to do anything to stop him--including knocking her own friends unconscious before they can see her, then [[MindRape Mind Raping]] Psimon into a coma.
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* [[TheChick M'gann]] from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' is a sweet bubbly girl most of the time. She's also turns out to have PsychicPowers that dwarf those of any other Martian her uncle has ever met. When the villain [[EvilCounterpart Psimon]] threatens to expose her greatest secret--the fact that she's [[spoiler:actually [[spoiler: actually a White Martian, not a Green one]]--she's willing to do anything to stop him--including knocking her own friends unconscious before they can see her, then [[MindRape Mind Raping]] Psimon into a coma.

** By season two MindRape has become a standard tactic for her, even as her [[spoiler:ex-boyfriend]] ComicBook/{{Superboy}} voices his obvious disapproval. This ultimately culminates in her using it on [[spoiler:Kaldur]], in a rage over his murder of [[spoiler:Artemis]] and kidnapping her [[spoiler:boyfriend]] [[FishPeople La'gaan]] and [[HappilyAdopted brother]] [[{{Animorphism}} Beast Boy]]. Which leads to a HeroicBSOD when [[spoiler:she realizes he's a double-agent and Artemis is still alive]].
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** By season two MindRape has become a standard tactic for her, even as her [[spoiler:ex-boyfriend]] ComicBook/{{Superboy}} voices his obvious disapproval. This ultimately culminates in her using it on [[spoiler:Kaldur]], [[spoiler: Kaldur]], in a rage over his murder of [[spoiler:Artemis]] [[spoiler: Artemis]] and kidnapping her [[spoiler:boyfriend]] [[spoiler: boyfriend]] [[FishPeople La'gaan]] and [[HappilyAdopted brother]] [[{{Animorphism}} Beast Boy]]. Which leads to a HeroicBSOD when [[spoiler:she realizes he's a double-agent and Artemis is still alive]].
30th Jan '16 3:35:00 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* [[EmperorScientist Princess Bubblegum]] in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime.'' As [[spoiler:Ricardio]] found out, hurting Finn, Jake, AND Lady Rainicorn is a quick way to get your ass handed to you, even if you technically have no ass.
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* [[EmperorScientist Princess Bubblegum]] in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime.'' As [[spoiler:Ricardio]] [[spoiler: Ricardio]] found out, hurting Finn, Jake, AND Lady Rainicorn is a quick way to get your ass handed to you, even if you technically have no ass.

* Seemingly invoked on {{Casper}} in one of the older cartoons, ''Fright from Wrong'', when his nasty uncles force-feed him a huge jar of "Mean Pills" that practically warp him into a red devil creature. Naturally, this [[GoneHorriblyRight backfires]] when Casper [[HumiliationConga spends the rest of the short putting them through the wringer]] (both literally and figuratively). It would appear that this example wouldn't count since Casper was drugged to act like that, right? Ehhh, not so much... he reveals at the very end that he never took the pills; all the cartoonish brutality he'd unleashed on his uncles was ''all'' him just trying to teach them a lesson! The little Friendly Ghost really ''can'' be scarier than given credit for.
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* Seemingly invoked on {{Casper}} in one of the older cartoons, ''Fright from Wrong'', when his nasty uncles force-feed him a huge jar of "Mean Pills" that practically warp him into a red devil creature. Naturally, this [[GoneHorriblyRight backfires]] when Casper [[HumiliationConga spends the rest of the short putting them through the wringer]] (both literally and figuratively). It would appear that this example wouldn't count since Casper was drugged to act like that, right? Ehhh, Eh; not so much... he reveals at the very end that he never took the pills; all the cartoonish brutality he'd unleashed on his uncles was ''all'' him just trying to teach them a lesson! The little Friendly Ghost really ''can'' be scarier than given credit for.

** David Spade gets pummelled for most of the fight, right up until he slingshots a baseball through Steven Seagal's brain.
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** David Spade gets pummelled pummeled for most of the fight, right up until he slingshots a baseball through Steven Seagal's brain.

* GIR of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', though more selfish and self-centred than most examples, is a sweet [[GenkiGirl Genki Guy]] of a robot with an obsession for fast food and small animals, but when in "duty mode", he becomes a frighteningly efficient minion of TheEmpire. Mercifully, it usually only lasts for a few seconds, but on the one occasion he was locked in this mode not only did GIR accomplish more in ten minutes than Zim had over the entire series, it almost killed him.
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* GIR of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', though more selfish and self-centred self-centered than most examples, is a sweet [[GenkiGirl Genki Guy]] of a robot with an obsession for fast food and small animals, but when in "duty mode", he becomes a frighteningly efficient minion of TheEmpire. Mercifully, it usually only lasts for a few seconds, but on the one occasion he was locked in this mode not only did GIR accomplish more in ten minutes than Zim had over the entire series, it almost killed him.

* Mitsuki from ''KappaMikey'' is generally good-natured and level-headed to the point of ridiculousness, given what goes on around her every episode. But she can be shockingly devious when the situation warrants it, and she knows her castmates frighteningly well. So far, only Lily and Gonard have been unfortunate enough to provoke her ire. Unusually for this trope, she got her revenge without resorting to violence... in one episode, Lily's computerized vanity put a pretty big bull's-eye on her head, and in another, Gonard's [[AnnoyingPatient faked-injury ploy]] was easily turned against him.
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* Mitsuki from ''KappaMikey'' is generally good-natured and level-headed to the point of ridiculousness, given what goes on around her every episode. But she can be shockingly devious when the situation warrants it, and she knows her castmates cast-mates frighteningly well. So far, only Lily and Gonard have been unfortunate enough to provoke her ire. Unusually for this trope, she got her revenge without resorting to violence... in one episode, Lily's computerized vanity put a pretty big bull's-eye on her head, and in another, Gonard's [[AnnoyingPatient faked-injury ploy]] was easily turned against him.

* ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'': The sign on Piglet's house that reads "Trespasers Will [[spoiler:[[FridgeHorror Be Shot!!!]]]]" To be fair, the house belonged to his grandfather (Piglet assumes, due to SignsOfDisrepair, that Trespassers Will is his grandfather's name), but assuming Piglet's family has the same disposition as him, it's still rather surprising.
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* ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'': The sign on Piglet's house that reads "Trespasers "Trespassers Will [[spoiler:[[FridgeHorror Be Shot!!!]]]]" To be fair, the house belonged to his grandfather (Piglet assumes, due to SignsOfDisrepair, that Trespassers Will is his grandfather's name), but assuming Piglet's family has the same disposition as him, it's still rather surprising.

* ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'': The sign on Piglet's house ** If he has reason to believe you have been responsible for causing harm to someone he cares about, he will call you out in a [[TranquilFury quiet voice]] [[NightmareFuel that reads "Trespasers Will [[spoiler:[[FridgeHorror Be Shot!!!]]]]" To be fair, the house belonged to his grandfather (Piglet assumes, due to SignsOfDisrepair, that Trespassers Will is his grandfather's name), but assuming Piglet's family has the same disposition as him, it's still rather surprising.somehow more terrifying than if he were screaming]]

** In another episode, Shirley is driven to distraction by Plucky when he wants her to channel a genius into him to help him ace a math test he didn't study for. She ends up finally snapping and killing him with kindness by channelling Albert Einstein. It seems that Einstein wasn't that good at math...
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** In another episode, Shirley is driven to distraction by Plucky when he wants her to channel a genius into him to help him ace a math test he didn't study for. She ends up finally snapping and killing him with kindness by channelling channeling Albert Einstein. It seems that Einstein wasn't that good at math...

** Sari, especially after [[spoiler:she upgrades]] in season 3. Even before that she managed to scare off the Constructicons with nothing more than herself and a pair of roller skates.
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** Sari, especially after [[spoiler:she [[spoiler: she upgrades]] in season 3. Even before that she managed to scare off the Constructicons with nothing more than herself and a pair of roller skates.
29th Jan '16 4:13:44 AM CaptainTedium
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The examples should only explain how jarringly fearsome nice characters can get. It is absolutely not necessary to explain how this affects people's opinions on the character.
* Francine Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. She can snap in a rather disturbing manner to the point of being a potential scrappy.
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* Francine Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. She In spite of her good-natured demeanor, she can snap in a rather disturbing manner to the point of being a potential scrappy.manner.
25th Jan '16 11:41:13 PM CnHGirl
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* The titular Steven of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a laid-back, polite, {{Adorkable}} AllLovingHero. More than one occasion has seen a more aggressive side of him brought out, usually out of righteous fury or being a kid in a really crappy situation: he angrily calls Lars a jerk for calling [[MissingMom Rose Quartz]] "weird", [[spoiler: he yells at and argues with Pearl for not believing him about the mysterious things in the warp stream]], [[spoiler: he throws a tantrum over Ruby and Sapphire's bickering]], and [[spoiler: when he thought that Peridot was going to sell out the Crystal Gems to Yellow Diamond, he steals the Diamond communicator, locks her in a truck, and angrily tells her off before ratting her out to the Crystal Gems]]. It takes a ''lot'' to piss him off, but he will let you know it.
20th Jan '16 8:25:50 AM Liamdurf
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* Ron Stoppable in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. He's a generic goofy sidekick that mostly gladly acts as a distraction, but if you get him pissed of by either hurting Kim or boasting about destroying Bueno Nacho he gets in such a Mystical Monkey Rage that he will kick your ass. On the occasions that he goes evil even [[TheDragon Shego]] is afraid, and the only major villains on the show to have been KilledOffForReal are Warhok and Warmonga. Why? They threatened to kill Kim, and keep her corpse as a trophy ''in front of Ron''. Do that, and you're in REAL trouble.
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* Ron Stoppable in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. He's a generic goofy sidekick that mostly gladly acts as a distraction, but if you get him pissed of off by either hurting Kim or boasting about destroying Bueno Nacho he gets in such a Mystical Monkey Rage that he will kick your ass. On the occasions that he goes evil even [[TheDragon Shego]] is afraid, and the only major villains on the show to have been KilledOffForReal are Warhok and Warmonga. Why? They threatened to kill Kim, and keep her corpse as a trophy ''in front of Ron''. Do that, and you're in REAL trouble.
20th Jan '16 8:18:16 AM Liamdurf
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** Arguably , Monk Gyatso, an Airbender who taught Aang and acted as a father figure to him at the Southern Air Temple. He was lighthearted old man who enjoyed training Aang and always made sure there were time for fun and games. Early in the series, Aang finds his skeleton, surrounded by numerous skeletons in Fire Nation armor, which makes it very clear Monk Gyatso killed them. Keep in mind that not only is Gyatso an elderly man in a tribe of pacifists, but that Airbending is probably the least lethal of any bending , and that the Fire Nation soldiers, at the time of their death, were also being powered by Sozin's Comet, boosting their power exponentially.
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** Arguably , Monk Gyatso, an Airbender who taught Aang and acted as a father figure to him at the Southern Air Temple. He was a lighthearted old man who enjoyed training Aang and always made sure there were time for fun and games. Early in the series, Aang finds his skeleton, surrounded by numerous skeletons in Fire Nation armor, which makes it very clear Monk Gyatso killed them. Keep in mind that not only is Gyatso an elderly man in a tribe of pacifists, but that Airbending is probably the least lethal of any bending , and that the Fire Nation soldiers, at the time of their death, were also being powered by Sozin's Comet, boosting their power exponentially.
13th Nov '15 8:28:30 PM Manny20444
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Otto Octavius. Kind, apologetic and shy. Fantasizes about killing his boss, Norman Osborn. Then after his big snap, he manages to at least slam him around a bit. Surprising that Norman hasn't become a recluse after all the incidents with insane coworkers he's had. ** The whole "Otto Octavius became Doctor Octopus because he was pushed too far" thing was also used in ''Film/SpiderMan2'', in one of Alfred Molina's best performances.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Otto Octavius. Kind, apologetic and shy. Fantasizes about killing his boss, Norman Osborn. Then after his big snap, he manages to at least slam him around a bit. Surprising that Norman hasn't become a recluse after all Just like the incidents with insane coworkers he's had. ** The whole "Otto Octavius became Doctor Octopus because he was pushed too far" thing was also used in ''Film/SpiderMan2'', in one of Alfred Molina's best performances.comics,Spider-Man is an example.
13th Nov '15 2:12:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''DC Showcase: SupermanShazamTheReturnOfBlackAdam'', Black Adam learned that even though [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] is the ultimate nice guy boyscout (even compared to Superman), presenting him a SadisticChoice and then trying to kill the hostage anyway is a [[LetsGetDangerous BAD IDEA]]. It doesn't matter how experienced or powerful you are, [[CurbStompBattle you WILL get your butt kicked. SOUNDLY.]]
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* In ''DC Showcase: SupermanShazamTheReturnOfBlackAdam'', WesternAnimation/SupermanShazamTheReturnOfBlackAdam'', Black Adam learned that even though [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] is the ultimate nice guy boyscout (even compared to Superman), presenting him a SadisticChoice and then trying to kill the hostage anyway is a [[LetsGetDangerous BAD IDEA]]. It doesn't matter how experienced or powerful you are, [[CurbStompBattle you WILL get your butt kicked. SOUNDLY.]]
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