History DarkerAndEdgier / WesternAnimation

22nd Apr '18 7:55:02 PM FanGirl2292
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** The episode "Summit" shows a character get stabbed, blood is also shown. (granted, it was [[BackFromTheDead Ra's Al Ghul]]). And in the second season finale, [[spoiler:Kid Flash]] disintegrates, this death is a on screen death.

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** The episode "Summit" shows a character get stabbed, blood is also shown. (granted, it was [[BackFromTheDead Ra's Al Ghul]]). And in the second season finale, [[spoiler:Kid Flash]] disintegrates, this death is a an on screen death.
7th Apr '18 10:11:11 AM Spanks
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is Darker and Edgier compared to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 the G3 shows.]] This is especially cemented by the fact that [[BlackComedy darkly comedic]] SanitySlippage is a perfectly common occurrence among our main cast. It also deals with seriously dark themes like war, slavery, brainwashing (both magical and via ''torture''), apocalypses (yes, ''plural''), and a couple of outright onscreen deaths. Granted it's not hard to top G3, since that series was the epitome of TastesLikeDiabetes, and ''Friendship Is Magic'' itself still manages to be quite sugar sweet and very lighthearted (the heavy stuff isn't too common, and often downplayed) -- G3 is like a cupcake topped with sprinkles, peppermint candy, and powdered sugar, while Friendship Is Magic is like a cupcake topped with sprinkles and the occasional bullet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is a downplayed example. It is Darker and Edgier compared to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 the G3 shows.]] This is especially cemented by the fact However, that [[BlackComedy darkly comedic]] SanitySlippage doesn't really say much. At its core it is a perfectly common occurrence among our main cast. It also deals with seriously dark themes like war, slavery, brainwashing (both magical and via ''torture''), apocalypses (yes, ''plural''), and a couple of outright onscreen deaths. Granted it's not hard to top G3, since that series was the epitome of TastesLikeDiabetes, and ''Friendship Is Magic'' itself still manages to be quite sugar sweet ''My Little Pony'' and still plays things very lighthearted (the heavy stuff isn't too common, sugary and often downplayed) -- G3 is like sweet, just to a cupcake topped with sprinkles, peppermint candy, and powdered sugar, while Friendship Is Magic is like a cupcake topped with sprinkles and the occasional bullet.''much'' lesser extent compared to G3.
31st Mar '18 5:33:04 PM BrightLight
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' is this compared to most previous portrayals of Donald Duck's family. The show has a semi-serialized narrative, with [[MythArc Myth Arcs]] focusing on deconstructing the DysfunctionalFamily relationships between the main characters, which were mostly used for humourous gags previously.
14th Mar '18 11:32:45 AM gophergiggles
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is Darker and Edgier compared to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 the G3 shows.]] This is especially cemented by the fact that [[BlackComedy darkly comedic]] SanitySlippage is a perfectly common occurrence among our main cast. Then again, this doesn't really say much, since the G3 series is the epitome of TastesLikeDiabetes, and ''Friendship is Magic'' itself is still quite sugar sweet and very lighthearted. G3 is a cupcake topped with sprinkles, peppermint candy and powdered sugar, while Friendship Is Magic is just a cupcake topped with sprinkles.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is Darker and Edgier compared to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 the G3 shows.]] This is especially cemented by the fact that [[BlackComedy darkly comedic]] SanitySlippage is a perfectly common occurrence among our main cast. Then again, this doesn't really say much, It also deals with seriously dark themes like war, slavery, brainwashing (both magical and via ''torture''), apocalypses (yes, ''plural''), and a couple of outright onscreen deaths. Granted it's not hard to top G3, since the G3 that series is was the epitome of TastesLikeDiabetes, and ''Friendship is Is Magic'' itself is still manages to be quite sugar sweet and very lighthearted. lighthearted (the heavy stuff isn't too common, and often downplayed) -- G3 is like a cupcake topped with sprinkles, peppermint candy candy, and powdered sugar, while Friendship Is Magic is just like a cupcake topped with sprinkles.sprinkles and the occasional bullet.
27th Feb '18 8:13:40 PM Josef5678
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* ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' did one. For proof watch ''WesternAnimation/PoohsGrandAdventure''. Or just look at the page image up there. Yes, Winnie the Pooh has indeed crossed the DespairEventHorizon.
** With the image having been replaced with Samurai Jack's image, here is a link to one of the songs in the film that well conveys the general tone of the more grim parts (minimal to no spoilers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPdDK88X9lU
** The television series ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' also did this in a couple of episodes.

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* %%* ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' did one. For proof watch ''WesternAnimation/PoohsGrandAdventure''. Or just look at the page image up there. Yes, Winnie the Pooh has indeed crossed the DespairEventHorizon.
** With the image having been replaced with Samurai Jack's image, here is a link to one of the songs in the film that well conveys the general tone of the more grim parts (minimal to no spoilers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPdDK88X9lU
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''WesternAnimation/PoohsGrandAdventure''.
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The television series ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' also did this in a couple of episodes.
27th Feb '18 1:08:04 PM lordgodsservant
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** With the image having been replaced with Samurai Jack's image, here is a link to one of the songs in the film that well conveys the general tone of the more grim parts (minimal to no spoilers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPdDK88X9lU
6th Feb '18 4:02:54 AM LlamaAdventure
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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' originally started out as a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''-esque, irreverent satire of Bible Belt culture and [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist Christians]] with the occasional flirtation into something darker, but by the time the season two finale "Nature" rolled around the series turned into a pitch black character study of Orel's family and the people of Moralton and a far less-comedic {{Deconstruction}} of itself. One episode ("Alone") dealt with topics like rape, abortion, and one character's forced hysterectomy in a dead serious manner and ended up being so grim that even Creator/AdultSwim decided it was too dark for the network and promptly cancelled the entire show while slashing the number of episodes in the third and final season in half.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' originally started out as a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''-esque, irreverent satire of Bible Belt culture and [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist Christians]] with the occasional flirtation into something darker, but by the time the season two finale "Nature" rolled around the series turned into a pitch black character study of Orel's family and the people of Moralton and a far less-comedic {{Deconstruction}} of itself. One episode ("Alone") dealt with topics like rape, abortion, and one character's forced hysterectomy in a dead serious manner and ended up being so grim that even Creator/AdultSwim decided it was too dark for the network and promptly cancelled the entire show while slashing the number of episodes in the third and final season in half. Interestingly, "Nature" and the entire third season is also frequently considered to be the point where the show [[GrowingTheBeard Grew The Beard.]]
6th Feb '18 4:00:19 AM LlamaAdventure
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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' originally started out as a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''-esque, irreverent satire of Bible Belt culture and [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist Christians]] with the occasional flirtation into something darker, but by the time the season two finale "Nature" rolled around the series turned into a pitch black character study of Orel's family and the people of Moralton and a far less-comedic {{Deconstruction}} of itself. One episode ("Alone") ended up being so dark that even Creator/AdultSwim decided it was too dark and promptly cancelled the entire show while slashing the number of episodes in the third and final season in half.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' originally started out as a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''-esque, irreverent satire of Bible Belt culture and [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist Christians]] with the occasional flirtation into something darker, but by the time the season two finale "Nature" rolled around the series turned into a pitch black character study of Orel's family and the people of Moralton and a far less-comedic {{Deconstruction}} of itself. One episode ("Alone") dealt with topics like rape, abortion, and one character's forced hysterectomy in a dead serious manner and ended up being so dark grim that even Creator/AdultSwim decided it was too dark for the network and promptly cancelled the entire show while slashing the number of episodes in the third and final season in half.
6th Feb '18 3:53:08 AM LlamaAdventure
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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' originally started out as a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''-esque, irreverent satire of Bible Belt culture and [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist Christians]] with the occasional flirtation into something darker, but by the time the season two finale "Nature" rolled around the series turned into a pitch black character study of Orel's family and the people of Moralton and a far less-comedic {{Deconstruction}} of itself.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' originally started out as a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''-esque, irreverent satire of Bible Belt culture and [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist Christians]] with the occasional flirtation into something darker, but by the time the season two finale "Nature" rolled around the series turned into a pitch black character study of Orel's family and the people of Moralton and a far less-comedic {{Deconstruction}} of itself. One episode ("Alone") ended up being so dark that even Creator/AdultSwim decided it was too dark and promptly cancelled the entire show while slashing the number of episodes in the third and final season in half.
6th Feb '18 3:49:36 AM LlamaAdventure
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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' originally started out as a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''-esque, irreverent satire of Bible Belt culture and [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist Christians]] with the occasional flirtation into something darker, but by the time the season two finale "Nature" rolled around the series turned into a pitch black character study of Orel's family and the people of Moralton and a far less-comedic {{Deconstruction}} of itself.
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