History CerebusSyndrome / WesternAnimation

17th Jan '17 1:17:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' began in a similar vein to other adult animated sitcoms such as ''FamilyGuy'', just with a focus on critiquing Hollywood, the media, and celebrity culture. Around the midway point of the first season, however, the series took a more decisive turn into BlackComedy as Bojack begins to realize [[TheAlcoholic the type]] [[{{Jerkass}} of person]] [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis he has become]] and wonders if it is too late to try and be a good person again and pursue happiness, and his colleagues also start to question who they are and whether they can be happy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' began in a similar vein to other adult animated sitcoms such as ''FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', just with a focus on critiquing Hollywood, the media, and celebrity culture. Around the midway point of the first season, however, the series took a more decisive turn into BlackComedy as Bojack begins to realize [[TheAlcoholic the type]] [[{{Jerkass}} of person]] [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis he has become]] and wonders if it is too late to try and be a good person again and pursue happiness, and his colleagues also start to question who they are and whether they can be happy.
5th Dec '16 1:25:36 PM BatmanKalEl
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* WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars has been hit by this, though due to the show's AnachronicOrder, things are a lot bumpier. Generally, the first season is lighthearted fun, with a tinge of drama. Then comes the season one finale, ending with a terrorist attack. This sets the tone for most of Season 2, which featured massive scale combat chock full of FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, suicide, zombies, and child soldiers. Gets even weirder during the season finale again, ending in a three part arc that starts serious, gets bafflingly kid friendly halfway through before diving right back into the darkness.

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* WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has been hit by this, though due to the show's AnachronicOrder, things are a lot bumpier. Generally, the first season is lighthearted fun, with a tinge of drama. Then comes the season one finale, ending with a terrorist attack. This sets the tone for most of Season 2, which featured massive scale combat chock full of FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, suicide, zombies, and child soldiers. Gets even weirder during the season finale again, ending in a three part arc that starts serious, gets bafflingly kid friendly halfway through before diving right back into the darkness.
5th Dec '16 1:24:56 PM BatmanKalEl
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* StarVsTheForcesOfEvil was originally a show about a magical fairy princess from another dimension learning how to live on earth with her best friend Marco. The first half of the first season was relatively comedic and showed Star learning how to use her magic, as well as learn about earth culture and history. And then we have Mewberty, which protrayed Star's version of going through puberty as some kind of suspenseful horror film. This was soon followed by [[AcademyOfEvil St. Olga's Reform School For Wayward Princesses]] and the introduction of [[KnightOfCerebus Toffee]]. The second season plays with this as Ludo [[NotSoHarmlessVillain gradually becoming less harmless]] but the slowly-building storyline is still regularly with some lighthearted comedy.

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* StarVsTheForcesOfEvil ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' was originally a show about a magical fairy princess from another dimension learning how to live on earth with her best friend Marco. The first half of the first season was relatively comedic and showed Star learning how to use her magic, as well as learn about earth culture and history. And then we have Mewberty, which protrayed portrayed Star's version of going through puberty as some kind of suspenseful horror film. This was soon followed by [[AcademyOfEvil St. Olga's Reform School For Wayward Princesses]] and the introduction of [[KnightOfCerebus Toffee]]. The second season plays with this as Ludo [[NotSoHarmlessVillain gradually becoming less harmless]] but the slowly-building storyline is still regularly with some lighthearted comedy.
21st Oct '16 1:24:34 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* StarWarsTheCloneWars has been hit by this, though due to the show's AnachronicOrder, things are a lot bumpier. Generally, the first season is lighthearted fun, with a tinge of drama. Then comes the season one finale, ending with a terrorist attack. This sets the tone for most of Season 2, which featured massive scale combat chock full of FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, suicide, zombies, and child soldiers. Gets even weirder during the season finale again, ending in a three part arc that starts serious, gets bafflingly kid friendly halfway through before diving right back into the darkness.

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* StarWarsTheCloneWars WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars has been hit by this, though due to the show's AnachronicOrder, things are a lot bumpier. Generally, the first season is lighthearted fun, with a tinge of drama. Then comes the season one finale, ending with a terrorist attack. This sets the tone for most of Season 2, which featured massive scale combat chock full of FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, suicide, zombies, and child soldiers. Gets even weirder during the season finale again, ending in a three part arc that starts serious, gets bafflingly kid friendly halfway through before diving right back into the darkness.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is going this way as well. It started with Ezra's first steps into the Rebelion and went to [[spoiler:Kanan]] being permanently blinded with a [[spoiler:lightsaber strike]] from [[spoiler:Darth Maul]], Ezra having to face corruption from the Dark Side, and Ezra and [[spoiler: Ahsoka]] having to face [[spoiler: '''Darth Vader''']].
10th Oct '16 8:33:20 AM WhatArtThee
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' initially started as a fun cartoon that followed essentially no plot whatsoever. "The Disaster", the finale episode, throws all of this out the window. [[spoiler: Long story short, Rob (the antagonist of the episode) obtains a universal remote that allows him to bend reality to his will. He uses this to get back at Gumball by destroying his relationships with his friends and family. The episode ends with Gumball sacrificing himself to save his amazing world.]]
** The following episode is even worse. [[spoiler: Having went back to the beginning of the episode, he now has the knowledge of everything that happens and tries to prevent it. Instead, Rob de-ages his parents, causing Anais to disappear from existence and Darwin to lose all his limbs and die of suffocation, actually dying on-screen.]]
9th Oct '16 11:04:51 PM ProTrash
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' initially started as a fun cartoon that followed essentially no plot whatsoever. "The Disaster", the finale episode, throws all of this out the window. [[spoiler: Long story short, Rob (the antagonist of the episode) obtains a universal remote that allows him to bend reality to his will. He uses this to get back at Gumball by destroying his relationships with his friends and family. The episode ends with Gumball sacrificing himself to save his amazing world.]]
** The following episode is even worse. [[spoiler: Having went back to the beginning of the episode, he now has the knowledge of everything that happens and tries to prevent it. Instead, Rob de-ages his parents, causing Anais to disappear from existence and Darwin to lose all his limbs and die of suffocation, actually dying on-screen.]]
8th Oct '16 5:22:37 PM WhatArtThee
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. While later episodes tend to have darker storylines with more [[DownerEnding downer endings]], it should be noted several early episodes such as "Homers Odyssey" (Homer is DrivenToSuicide), "Bart the General" (Bart gets bullied), "Moaning Lisa" (Lisa gets depressed), "Life on the Fast Lane" (Marge nearly cheats on Homer), "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" (Bart runs away) and "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blow Fish" (Homer thinks he's going to die) delved into this. Some later episodes do this too, including "Mona Leaves-a" (Homer's mother dies) and "the Squirt and the Whale" (Lisa tries and fails to save a beached whale).
** However, episodes from the mid-90s to early 2000s epsiodes vary in balance of humor and seriousness DependingOnTheWriter.
7th Oct '16 7:13:09 PM MagnusForce
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* StarVsTheForcesOfEvil was originally a show about a magical fairy princess from another dimension learning how to live on earth with his best friend Marco. The first half of the first season was relatively comedic and showed Star learning how to use her magic, as well as learn about earth culture and history. And then we have Mewberty, which protrayed Star's version of going through puberty as some kind of suspenseful horror film. This was soon followed by St. Olga's Reform School For Wayward Princesses and the introduction of [[KnightOfCerebus Toffee]].
* ''TheSimpsons''. While later episodes tend to have darker storylines with more [[DownerEnding downer endings]], it should be noted several early episodes such as "Homers Odyssey" (Homer is DrivenToSuicide), "Bart the General" (Bart gets bullied), "Moaning Lisa" (Lisa gets depressed), "Life on the Fast Lane" (Marge nearly cheats on Homer), "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" (Bart runs away) and "One Fish, Two Fish, Blue Fish, Blow Fish" (Homer thinks he's going to die). Some later episodes do this too, including "Mona Leaves-a" (Homer's mother dies) and "the Squirt and the Whale" (Lisa tries and fails to save a beached whale.

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* StarVsTheForcesOfEvil was originally a show about a magical fairy princess from another dimension learning how to live on earth with his her best friend Marco. The first half of the first season was relatively comedic and showed Star learning how to use her magic, as well as learn about earth culture and history. And then we have Mewberty, which protrayed Star's version of going through puberty as some kind of suspenseful horror film. This was soon followed by [[AcademyOfEvil St. Olga's Reform School For Wayward Princesses Princesses]] and the introduction of [[KnightOfCerebus Toffee]].
Toffee]]. The second season plays with this as Ludo [[NotSoHarmlessVillain gradually becoming less harmless]] but the slowly-building storyline is still regularly with some lighthearted comedy.
* ''TheSimpsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. While later episodes tend to have darker storylines with more [[DownerEnding downer endings]], it should be noted several early episodes such as "Homers Odyssey" (Homer is DrivenToSuicide), "Bart the General" (Bart gets bullied), "Moaning Lisa" (Lisa gets depressed), "Life on the Fast Lane" (Marge nearly cheats on Homer), "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" (Bart runs away) and "One Fish, Two Fish, Blue Red Fish, Blow Fish" (Homer thinks he's going to die). die) delved into this. Some later episodes do this too, including "Mona Leaves-a" (Homer's mother dies) and "the Squirt and the Whale" (Lisa tries and fails to save a beached whale.whale).
6th Aug '16 4:46:19 AM n3rd_d4sh
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* StarVsTheForcesOfEvil was originally a show about a magical fairy princess from another dimension learning how to live on earth with his best friend Marco. The first half of the first season was relatively comedic and showed Star learning how to use her magic, as well as learn about earth culture and history. And then we have Mewberty, which protrayed Star's version of going through puberty as some kind of suspenseful horror film. This was soon followed by St. Olga's Reform School For Wayward Princesses and the introduction of [[KnightOfCerebus Toffee]].
30th Jul '16 3:51:46 PM nombretomado
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* MTV's ''{{Daria}}'' was originally mostly about the title character and her friend facing the stupidity of High School with a half-smile and a snarky comment, always beating the system, though the serious side of it was always beating under the surface of the comedy. The show started delving into the deeper issues faced by high school students, ending the first season with an episode where the girls deal with the death of someone they both loathed and Daria's attitude is both a blessing and a curse. The second season largely dealt with things from a more comedic perspective again, but spent more time on looking at the goals of the invidual characters and the final episode was again a serious examination of Daria's attitude and whether that was what she wanted for her entire life. Season 3 started into this full bore and ended with the first real conflict between Daria and Jane. The final two seasons entirely covered the turbulence of the two girls falling for the same guy, Daria's own confusion over handling her feelings for crush Trent and boyfriend Tom, and the reality of the end of high school and what it would mean for herself, her family, and her friends. It's debatable whether or not this went too far in the final two seasons, but even the staff copped to setting out to do this in Season 3 (though the rather serious finales of the previous two seasons set the stage for the eventual shift into full on {{Dramedy}}).

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* MTV's ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' was originally mostly about the title character and her friend facing the stupidity of High School with a half-smile and a snarky comment, always beating the system, though the serious side of it was always beating under the surface of the comedy. The show started delving into the deeper issues faced by high school students, ending the first season with an episode where the girls deal with the death of someone they both loathed and Daria's attitude is both a blessing and a curse. The second season largely dealt with things from a more comedic perspective again, but spent more time on looking at the goals of the invidual individual characters and the final episode was again a serious examination of Daria's attitude and whether that was what she wanted for her entire life. Season 3 started into this full bore and ended with the first real conflict between Daria and Jane. The final two seasons entirely covered the turbulence of the two girls falling for the same guy, Daria's own confusion over handling her feelings for crush Trent and boyfriend Tom, and the reality of the end of high school and what it would mean for herself, her family, and her friends. It's debatable whether or not this went too far in the final two seasons, but even the staff copped to setting out to do this in Season 3 (though the rather serious finales of the previous two seasons set the stage for the eventual shift into full on {{Dramedy}}).
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