History CerebusSyndrome / WesternAnimation

19th Sep '17 7:15:57 AM fruitcalculus
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*** [[FromBadToWorse Yeah, Season 4 called]]; they have pushed the [[HolyShitQuotient HSQ]] meter to breaking point. 1) Korra was incapacitated for '''3 years!!''' 2) The Earth Kingdom has been rechristened the [[TheEmpire Earth Empire]] and is the Avatarverse's equivalent of the [[PrecisionFStrike fucking Nazis!]] 3) The Empire is researching the spirit vines, which have enough power to cause the equivalent of a [[FantasticNuke nuclear explosion...]] and [[FourIsDeath 4)]] [[TheBadGuyWins The villains are winning...]]

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*** [[FromBadToWorse Yeah, Season 4 called]]; they have pushed the [[HolyShitQuotient HSQ]] meter to breaking point. 1) Korra was incapacitated for '''3 years!!''' 3 years 2) The Earth Kingdom has been rechristened the [[TheEmpire Earth Empire]] and is the Avatarverse's equivalent of the [[PrecisionFStrike fucking Nazis!]] Nazis 3) The Empire is researching the spirit vines, which have enough power to cause the equivalent of a [[FantasticNuke nuclear explosion...]] and [[FourIsDeath 4)]] [[TheBadGuyWins The villains are winning...]]
15th Jul '17 2:11:37 PM RacattackForce
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* The final season of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has officially fallen under this thanks to the show unexpectedly moving to ''[adultswim]'' allowing a DarkerAndEdgier approach since the showrunners wisely knew that the original audience for the show's classic run are now grown up. While not always squeaky-clean, the original seasons were mostly friendly to viewers of all-ages with ridiculous adventures in between the story arc like Jack turning into a chicken or entering Wonderland. However, the final season immediately sets the bar by having an RRatedOpening of our hero Jack becoming a cynical, possibly suicidal, ShellShockedVeteran who has grown tired of his never ending battle with [[BigBad Aku]] and the grisly childbirth of his new enemies [[ArcVillain the Daughters of Aku]], followed by intense training from childhood to adulthood where young girls are systematically abused into becoming the perfect warriors. It's safe to say that ''Samurai Jack'' has grown up a lot too.

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* The fifth and final season of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has officially fallen fell under this thanks to the show unexpectedly GrowingWithTheAudience upon moving to ''[adultswim]'' allowing a DarkerAndEdgier approach since Creator/AdultSwim. The very first episode of the showrunners wisely knew that the original audience for the show's classic run are now grown up. While not always squeaky-clean, the original seasons were mostly friendly to viewers of all-ages with ridiculous adventures in between the story arc like Jack turning into a chicken or entering Wonderland. However, the final season immediately sets set the bar by having tone with an RRatedOpening of that showcased how our hero Jack becoming has become a cynical, possibly suicidal, ShellShockedVeteran who has grown tired of his never ending battle with [[BigBad Aku]] and the grisly childbirth of his new enemies [[ArcVillain the Daughters of Aku]], followed by intense training from childhood to adulthood where young girls are systematically abused into becoming the perfect warriors. It's safe to say that ''Samurai Jack'' has grown up a lot too.Aku]].
10th Jul '17 4:02:14 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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** Oh, and there's also a [[DoomsdayDevice planet-busting weapon]] powered by ''millions'' of [[PoweredByAForsakenChild forsaken Gems]] at the center of the Earth. It was created by the Diamonds to destroy Earth out of pure spite. This marked Homeworld's ''second'' attempt to wipe out all organic life on the planet.

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** Oh, and there's also a [[DoomsdayDevice planet-busting weapon]] powered by ''millions'' of [[PoweredByAForsakenChild forsaken Gems]] at the center of the Earth. It was created by the Diamonds to [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy Earth Earth]] out of pure spite. This marked Homeworld's ''second'' attempt to wipe out all organic life on the planet.
10th Jul '17 4:00:39 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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** Oh, and there's also a [[DoomsdayDevice planet-busting weapon]] powered by ''millions'' of [[PoweredByAForsakenChild forsaken Gems]] at the center of the Earth. It was created by the Diamonds to destroy Earth out of pure spite. This marked Homeworld's ''second'' attempt to wipe out all organic life on the planet.
4th Jul '17 11:43:43 AM Winner1
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* The final season of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has officially fallen under this thanks to the show unexpectedly moving to ''[adultswim]'' allowing a DarkerAndEdgier approach since the showrunners wisely knew that the original audience for the show's classic run are now grown up. While not always squeaky-clean, the original seasons were mostly friendly to viewers of all-ages with ridiculous adventures in between the story arc like Jack turning into a chicken or entering Wonderland. However, the final season immediately sets the bar by having an RRatedOpening of our hero Jack becoming a cynical, possibly suicidal, ShellShockedVeteran who has grown tired of his never ending battle with [[BigBad Aku]] and the grisly childbirth of his new enemies [[ArcVillain the Daughters of Aku]], followed by intense training from childhood to adulthood where young girls are systematically abused into becoming the perfect warriors. It's safe to say that ''Samurai Jack'' has grown up a lot too.
13th Jun '17 2:25:34 AM BrightLight
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* The original ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' was a mostly light-hearted comedy with some occasional dramatic moments thrown in. ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' keeps the comedy, but cranks the drama ''waaay'' up, as Po faces the villain who [[YouKilledMyFather committed genocide against the other pandas]], [[YouKilledMyFather including his biological parents]]. ([[spoiler:Except that his father and some others survived]].)
12th Jun '17 4:14:57 PM appealus
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** Though it ''does'' manage to end on a [[HappyEnding high note]]: The last thing you see in the series is a FlashForward to Orel's adult life where he's HappilyMarried to his childhood sweetheart Christina Postabule and has a loving and stable family of two children and a puppy.

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** Though it ''does'' manage to end on a [[HappyEnding high note]]: The last thing you see in the series is a FlashForward to Orel's adult life where he's HappilyMarried to his childhood sweetheart Christina Postabule Posabule and has a loving and stable family of two children and a puppy.puppy.
** The pictures of the happy couple's brothers, Shapey & Block, show them as seemingly well adjusted adults. Shapey goes on to become a Police Officer & Block a Fireman.
18th May '17 11:31:48 AM JoeMerl
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* The original ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' was a mostly light-hearted comedy with some occasional dramatic moments thrown in. ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' keeps the comedy, but cranks the drama ''waaay'' up.

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* The original ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' was a mostly light-hearted comedy with some occasional dramatic moments thrown in. ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' keeps the comedy, but cranks the drama ''waaay'' up.up, as Po faces the villain who [[YouKilledMyFather committed genocide against the other pandas]], [[YouKilledMyFather including his biological parents]]. ([[spoiler:Except that his father and some others survived]].)
18th May '17 11:22:03 AM JoeMerl
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** The sequel episode to "You're Getting Old" has Stan learning a lesson at the end along the lines of "Change might be unpleasant or scary but accepting it is the only way to move forward and enjoy new experiences". Cue his parents driving up in a moving truck to reveal they patched things up and everything can go back to normal. So while "You're Getting Old" averts StatusQuoIsGod, [[ZigZaggedTrope the follow-up episode subverted the aversion]].

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** The sequel episode to "You're Getting Old" has Stan learning a lesson at the end along the lines of "Change might be unpleasant or scary but accepting it is the only way to move forward and enjoy new experiences". Cue his parents driving up in a moving truck to reveal they patched things up and everything can go back to normal. So while "You're Getting Old" averts StatusQuoIsGod, [[ZigZaggedTrope the follow-up episode subverted the aversion]]. (Though this is treated as a DownerEnding.)
** Starting in season 18, there's been a steady building of actual continuity and season-long arcs; with season 19 on, this usually includes several dramatic twists. Previously the show was basically episodic and relied a lot on NegativeContinuity.



* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', of all things, went through some of this right towards the end of the show. Being an episodic comedy with a fair bit of negative continuity for its first two seasons, the third season began to have running continuity, most notably involving Tak's ship. While it still didn't take itself too seriously, the greater focus on sci fi elements, the war against the Irken Empire, and other facets of the Universe promised something beyond the original scope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', of all things, went through some of this right towards the end of the show. Being an episodic comedy with a fair bit of negative continuity for its first two seasons, season, the third second season began to have running continuity, most notably involving Tak's ship. While it still didn't take itself too seriously, the greater focus on sci fi elements, the war against the Irken Empire, and other facets of the Universe promised something beyond the original scope.
10th May '17 6:30:42 AM mariofan1000
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* Relatively minor example, but although Season 8 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' (subtitled [[AdventuresInComaland ''Dreamland'']]) is still more comedic than dramatic, it does have a mostly serious FilmNoir mystery at its core, and contains lengthy scenes without a single joke.
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