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** One of the most infamous examples, especially towards Fifi [=LaFume=] fans, is the short, "Out of Odor" from the episode, "Viewer Mail Day". Elmyra has her mind set on having Fifi as her pet, but first has to get rid of her stink. After a mean use of trickery and a brief chase, Elmyra finally captures poor Fifi. Still, it was hilarious.

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** One of the most infamous examples, especially towards Fifi [=LaFume=] fans, is the short, "Out of Odor" from the episode, "Viewer Mail Day". Elmyra has her mind set on having Fifi as her pet, but first has to get rid of her stink. After a mean use of trickery and a brief chase, Elmyra finally captures poor Fifi. Still, it was hilarious.hilarious... or it ''would'' have been, if not for Elmyra's status as TheScrappy and Fifi's status as the EnsembleDarkhorse. [[HarsherInHindsight This, in retrospect, makes the whole short feel like]] [[TakeThatAudience one huge middle finger to the fanbase]] (most likely an unintentional one, but still).
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had a couple of these. Such as at the end of the episode Mudslide, Matt "Clayface" Hagen's structural integrity is slowly slipping away and his girlfriend and scientist Stella has almost completed a procedure that will allow him to stay in his human state whenever he wishes... until Batman appears and turns off the machine in a rather cold, [[MoralDissonance unheroic moment]]. Admittedly Hagen had to hurt several people and steal the technology and Batman originally offered to help Hagen himself, as well as claiming "the lab boys will take it from here", from which we can assume they would continue and finish the procedure. The two fight it out of the laboratory and Clayface is doused in rain, further loosening his integrity until the pair are hanging from a cliff. Batman loses his grip of Hagen and he falls into the water before dissolving completely (although later episodes reveal he was, of course, NotQuiteDead). The episode ends on a wide shot of the cliff, Batman climbing up and helping Stella who is now in tears. The tragedy of it all is somewhat dampened by the fact that this is a ShoutOut episode: Dr. STEELLLAAAAAA!!! hid her Frankenstein's lab in the Bates Motel, while Clayface himself resembles an Oscar statue.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had a couple of these. these:
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Such as at the end of the episode Mudslide, Matt "Clayface" Hagen's structural integrity is slowly slipping away and his girlfriend and scientist Stella has almost completed a procedure that will allow him to stay in his human state whenever he wishes... until Batman appears and turns off the machine in a rather cold, [[MoralDissonance unheroic moment]]. Admittedly Hagen had to hurt several people and steal the technology and Batman originally offered to help Hagen himself, as well as claiming "the lab boys will take it from here", from which we can assume they would continue and finish the procedure. The two fight it out of the laboratory and Clayface is doused in rain, further loosening his integrity until the pair are hanging from a cliff. Batman loses his grip of Hagen and he falls into the water before dissolving completely (although later episodes reveal he was, of course, NotQuiteDead). The episode ends on a wide shot of the cliff, Batman climbing up and helping Stella who is now in tears. The tragedy of it all is somewhat dampened by the fact that this is a ShoutOut episode: Dr. STEELLLAAAAAA!!! hid her Frankenstein's lab in the Bates Motel, while Clayface himself resembles an Oscar statue.



* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series ended with "Things Change", an episode that saw long-lost ex-Titan Terra, who had previously become a stone statue at the end of her story arc, alive and living a life of mundanity. The stage seems set for a joyful reunion, but after repeated claims that she doesn't know him, "The Schoolgirl" admits that "Things were never the way you remember," and rejects Beast Boy's pleas to get her to return to the team.
** Not to mention, the team never did defeat the monster they had been fighting the whole episode.
* At the end of the "WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland" season 3 finale, Heather throws a pineapple into the volcano, causing it to erupt and kill almost everyone in a huge meteor shower. At the end, Heather is impaled by a giant rock.
** Subverted, as both victims of the volcano, Heather and Alejandro, return for Season 5.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series ended with "Things Change", an episode that saw long-lost ex-Titan Terra, who had previously become a stone statue at the end of her story arc, alive and living a life of mundanity. The stage seems set for a joyful reunion, but after repeated claims that she doesn't know him, "The Schoolgirl" admits that "Things were never the way you remember," and rejects Beast Boy's pleas to get her to return to the team.
** Not to mention, the
team. The team never did defeat the monster they had been fighting the whole episode.
episode either.
* At the end of the "WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland" season 3 finale, Heather throws a pineapple into the volcano, causing it to erupt and kill almost everyone in a huge meteor shower. At the end, Heather is impaled by a giant rock.
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rock. Subverted, as both victims of the volcano, Heather and Alejandro, return for Season 5.



* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'': "Hello Stranger": a subversion of the VisitByDivorcedDad trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'': ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'':
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"Hello Stranger": a subversion of the VisitByDivorcedDad trope.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', episode "Twisted Sister" has a horrible Downer Ending. The girls create a new sister named Bunny. Despite her infantile mind and hulking, Quasimodo-like physique, she learns to be a hero, saves the day, and then just randomly... explodes. Even the narrator is in tears as the episode ends. What a MindScrew for any kid watching it.
** Some odd parallels between ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'' can be found here.
** And of course, that's the episode that finally won the show a [[OscarBait damn Emmy.]]
** [[MindScrewDriver Of course, they neither had]] [[FridgeBrilliance sugar nor spice in the process.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
** The
episode "Twisted Sister" has a horrible Downer Ending. The girls create a new sister named Bunny. Despite her infantile mind and hulking, Quasimodo-like physique, she learns to be a hero, saves the day, and then just randomly... explodes.explodes, probably due to them missing ingredients when they made her. Even the narrator is in tears as the episode ends. What a MindScrew for any kid watching it.
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it. Some odd parallels between ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'' can be found here.
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here. And of course, that's the episode that finally won the show a [[OscarBait damn Emmy.]]
** [[MindScrewDriver Of course, they neither had]] [[FridgeBrilliance sugar nor spice in the process.
]]



** ''Fallen Arches'' has Blossom decide to deal with a trio of elderly villains by bringing back their old arch enemies to deal with them, on the grounds that they must "Respect their elders". The episode ends with [[RealityEnsues both parties badly injured simply from exerting themselves too much, and all others involved agreeing that the Powerpuff Girls should've just dealt with the situation themselves]].
*** To top it off, the usual closing shot instead features Bubbles and Buttercup glaring angrily down at poor Blossom.

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** ''Fallen Arches'' has Blossom decide to deal with a trio of elderly villains by bringing back their old arch enemies to deal with them, on the grounds that they must "Respect their elders". The episode ends with [[RealityEnsues both parties badly injured simply from exerting themselves too much, and all others involved agreeing that the Powerpuff Girls should've just dealt with the situation themselves]].
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themselves]]. To top it off, the usual closing shot instead features Bubbles and Buttercup glaring angrily down at poor Blossom.



** "Kenny Dies": The kids spend the whole episode trying to get stem cell research allowed so they can save Kenny's life. In the end though, Kenny dies anyway, just too late. To make matters worse, Stan avoided Kenny the entire episode because he couldn't handle the idea of his friend dying. In the end he finally decides to tell Kenny he cares, and there's even a dramatic scene with him running to the hospital with balloons and a present - only for him to find out that Kenny had already passed on. Of course, this being, well, ''[[TheyKilledKenny Kenny]],'' he got better, but that doesn't make this episode any less depressing, especially when WordOfGod states that they'd originally intended for Kenny to be KilledOffForReal.
*** Made just a bit worse with Kenny's last words apparently being "Where's Stan?"

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** "Kenny Dies": The kids spend the whole episode trying to get stem cell research allowed so they can save Kenny's life. In the end though, Kenny dies anyway, just too late. To make matters worse, Stan avoided Kenny the entire episode because he couldn't handle the idea of his friend dying. In the end he finally decides to tell Kenny he cares, and there's even a dramatic scene with him running to the hospital with balloons and a present - only for him to find out that Kenny had already passed on. Of course, this being, well, ''[[TheyKilledKenny Kenny]],'' he got better, but that doesn't make this episode any less depressing, especially when WordOfGod states that they'd originally intended for Kenny to be KilledOffForReal.
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KilledOffForReal. It's made just a bit worse with Kenny's last words apparently being "Where's Stan?"



* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' often ends with either the Eds humiliated or captured by the Kanker Sisters, and they're often funny endings, since it is a funny show. But only ONE ending actually qualifies for a Downer Ending: the ending to ''If It Smells Like An Ed''. The Eds were accused of ruining Friendship Day, and tried to clear their names. Unfortunately, Act II has the Eds accused of bounding and gagging Jonny when actually, they found him this way. The kids refused to believe the Eds and chased them into the woods. The Eds hid in a shed, only to run into The Kanker Sisters. The cowardly three are then trapped between the kids, who are practically wishing for the Eds to die, and the Kankers, who demand the Eds to make out with them. The Eds prefered to have fruit pelted at them by the kids. It was then revealed that [[TheDogWasTheMastermind Jimmy, of all people, set them up]]. His motive? The wedgie (and subsequent humiliation) given to him earlier that day by Eddy. He then has the Kankers take the Eds away. The blow is softened somewhat after Jimmy slips on a Karma-placed banana skin, but stil...

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** ''Ed Edd N Eddy''
often ends with either the Eds humiliated or captured by the Kanker Sisters, and they're often funny endings, since it is a funny show. But only ONE ending actually qualifies for a Downer Ending: the ending to ''If It Smells Like An Ed''. The Eds were accused of ruining Friendship Day, and tried to clear their names. Unfortunately, Act II has the Eds accused of bounding and gagging Jonny when actually, they found him this way. The kids refused to believe the Eds and chased them into the woods. The Eds hid in a shed, only to run into The Kanker Sisters. The cowardly three are then trapped between the kids, who are practically wishing for the Eds to die, and the Kankers, who demand the Eds to make out with them. The Eds prefered to have fruit pelted at them by the kids. It was then revealed that [[TheDogWasTheMastermind Jimmy, of all people, set them up]]. His motive? The wedgie (and subsequent humiliation) given to him earlier that day by Eddy. He then has the Kankers take the Eds away. The blow is softened somewhat after Jimmy slips on a Karma-placed banana skin, but stil...



* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire" Loretta has an affair with Quagmire. The episode ends with the couple getting into an argument and deciding to divorce. It even gets a lampshade hanging by Peter and Lois with Peter outright ''refusing'' to accept such a downbeat ending.
** Even sadder is the fact that Cleveland Jr. has been negatively affected by the split. It's part of the reason why he now looks and acts differently in the Cleveland Show.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire" Loretta has an affair with Quagmire. The episode ends with the couple getting into an argument and deciding to divorce. It even gets a lampshade hanging by Peter and Lois with Peter outright ''refusing'' to accept such a downbeat ending.
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ending. Even sadder is the fact that Cleveland Jr. has been negatively affected by the split. It's part of the reason why he now looks and acts differently in the ''The Cleveland Show.Show''.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has sevral Downer Endings that are undone by negative continuity and PlayedForLaughs, but there are some more tragic endings. Plankton's Regular has [[YankTheDogsChain Plankton lose his only customer ever]] and Cephalopod Lodge has Squidward [[MoralEventHorizon permanently kicked out of the lodge]]. Another episode shows SpongeBob and Squidward's skeletons still working at a dilapidated Krusty Krab when, centuries ago, after SpongeBob actually destroyed the building, after Squidward filled his head with the idea of a strike, Mr. Krabs made them work ''forever'' to pay for the damages.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has sevral several Downer Endings that are undone by negative continuity and PlayedForLaughs, but there are some more tragic endings. Plankton's Regular endings:
** "Plankton's Regular"
has [[YankTheDogsChain Plankton lose his only customer ever]] and Cephalopod Lodge has Squidward [[MoralEventHorizon permanently kicked out of the lodge]]. lodge]].
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Another episode shows SpongeBob and Squidward's skeletons still working at a dilapidated Krusty Krab when, centuries ago, after SpongeBob actually destroyed the building, after Squidward filled his head with the idea of a strike, Mr. Krabs made them work ''forever'' to pay for the damages.



*** The saddest downer ending in the series is "One Coarse Meal". [[spoiler: Mr. Krabs gets away with driving Plankton to suicide. Worse than it sounds]].

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*** ** The saddest downer ending in the series is "One Coarse Meal". [[spoiler: Mr. Krabs gets away with driving Plankton to suicide. Worse than it sounds]].



* The second half of the first Season of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' gets many of these too. Let's see: Mirta, the first (and only) friendly witch (who's also half-fairy) gets turned into a pumpkin when she was trying to help Bloom, speaking of which, she later finds that her boyfriend is a prince and is in an arranged marriage with another girl. After finding this, depressed, she returns to Earth, where the Trix steal her powers, becoming much more powerful. With her new powers, the Trix then proceed to take over Cloudtower, summon an infernal army to conquer the world. However, things got better for every good character.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'':
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The second half of the first Season of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' gets many of these too. Let's see: Mirta, the first (and only) friendly witch (who's also half-fairy) gets turned into a pumpkin when she was trying to help Bloom, speaking of which, she later finds that her boyfriend is a prince and is in an arranged marriage with another girl. After finding this, depressed, she returns to Earth, where the Trix steal her powers, becoming much more powerful. With her new powers, the Trix then proceed to take over Cloudtower, summon an infernal army to conquer the world. However, things got better for every good character.



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}: The Goliath Chronicles'' episode "Genesis Undone": With the clones suffering from a genetic defect that will cause them to become stone permanently, they and the Manhattan Clan reluctantly seek the aid of [[MadScientist Dr. Sevarius]]. However, Sevarius uses the Manhattan Clan's DNA not to save the clones, but to give life to his own new, improved clone, whom he refers to as his son. Some fighting later and Goliath turns Sevarius' 'son' to stone, leaving the doctor desperately pining for the one thing he had ever cared about. Meanwhile, the clones have already been permanently petrified, and there is apparently no way to reverse the process.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
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The ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}: ''Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles'' episode "Genesis Undone": With the clones suffering from a genetic defect that will cause them to become stone permanently, they and the Manhattan Clan reluctantly seek the aid of [[MadScientist Dr. Sevarius]]. However, Sevarius uses the Manhattan Clan's DNA not to save the clones, but to give life to his own new, improved clone, whom he refers to as his son. Some fighting later and Goliath turns Sevarius' 'son' to stone, leaving the doctor desperately pining for the one thing he had ever cared about. Meanwhile, the clones have already been permanently petrified, and there is apparently no way to reverse the process.



* Would you believe there was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' ("Blue Cat Blues") that ended with them both sitting on a train track waiting to commit suicide by train? And just as it irises out, you hear the sound of a train whistle? Chilling.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'':
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Would you believe there was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' ("Blue Cat Blues") that ended with them both sitting on a train track waiting to commit suicide by train? And just as it irises out, you hear the sound of a train whistle? Chilling.



* Some early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' can count as this if the engine is the main character of an episode and suffers from LaserGuidedKarma for their haughty or irresponsible behavior (i.e, James in "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E23DirtyObjects Dirty Objects/James In A Mess]]" and Gordon in "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E24OffTheRails Off The Rails/Gordon Takes A Dip]]"), often ending with the character sadly learning their hard lesson. However, the episodes are part of arcs, and will then be resolved and given a happy ending in their continuation.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'':
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Some early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' can count as this if the engine is the main character of an episode and suffers from LaserGuidedKarma for their haughty or irresponsible behavior (i.e, James in "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E23DirtyObjects Dirty Objects/James In A Mess]]" and Gordon in "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E24OffTheRails Off The Rails/Gordon Takes A Dip]]"), often ending with the character sadly learning their hard lesson. However, the episodes are part of arcs, and will then be resolved and given a happy ending in their continuation.



*** ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', anyone?
** What is it with superhero shows ([[KickTheDog especially Spider-Man shows]]) [[OverlyLongGag getting cancelled]]??
*** Not to mention the fact that they end prematurely on [[DownerEnding very depressing notes]]??



* The first episode of season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ends with [[BigBad Discord]] having successfully [[BreakTheCutie broken]] and brainwashed almost the entire main cast except for Twilight Sparkle, pretty much destroying their friendship in the process. He tricks Rainbow Dash into breaking the rules of the game via a SadisticChoice, handing himself victory in his little "game". The episode ends with Twilight Sparkle watching in shock as Discord lets loose a storm of chaos on Equestria. Sure, things get better next episode, but that was still a ''very'' bleak way to end an episode!

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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The first episode of the second season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ends with [[BigBad Discord]] having successfully [[BreakTheCutie broken]] and brainwashed almost the entire main cast except for Twilight Sparkle, pretty much destroying their friendship in the process. He tricks Rainbow Dash into breaking the rules of the game via a SadisticChoice, handing himself victory in his little "game". The episode ends with Twilight Sparkle watching in shock as Discord lets loose a storm of chaos on Equestria. Sure, things get better next episode, but that was still a ''very'' bleak way to end an episode!



* ''ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows'', the main characters survive a nuclear bombing, but are obviously dying of radiation poisoning. They remain in denial with complete faith that help will arrive and save them. Even in the end they have a semi-optimistic tone, but have clearly given up as they crawl into their paper bags and into their shelter to die. Then again Raymond Briggs (the original author of the book the film's based on) never did like happy endings that much. He just writes what he thinks seems natural for the situation, I mean take a look at The Snowman at the end!
* Episode 26 of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. The Freak of Crystal Cove turns out to be Fred's dad, the Mayor, who we now learn ''isn't'' Fred's dad at all and was trying to find the supposed treasure of Crystal Cove. Fred had proposed marriage to Daphne, but that's now in indefinite abeyance as he's out to find his real parents and who he really is. Velma is now on everyone's sh*t list for not coming clean about Angel Dynamite's real identity (original Mystery Inc. member Cassidy Williams), Shaggy is getting sent to military school, and Scooby is being sent to a farm. Original Mystery Inc. mascot Professor Pericles has made off with both segments of the Planispheric Disc (telling the whereabouts of the treasure), and the episode--and season--ends with Scooby vowing to hunt down Pericles and reunite the gang.

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* ''ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows'', the ''ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows'': The main characters survive a nuclear bombing, but are obviously dying of radiation poisoning. They remain in denial with complete faith that help will arrive and save them. Even in the end they have a semi-optimistic tone, but have clearly given up as they crawl into their paper bags and into their shelter to die. Then again Raymond Briggs (the original author of the book the film's based on) never did like happy endings that much. He just writes what he thinks seems natural for the situation, I mean take a look at The Snowman at the end!
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'':
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Episode 26 of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.26. The Freak of Crystal Cove turns out to be Fred's dad, the Mayor, who we now learn ''isn't'' Fred's dad at all and was trying to find the supposed treasure of Crystal Cove. Fred had proposed marriage to Daphne, but that's now in indefinite abeyance as he's out to find his real parents and who he really is. Velma is now on everyone's sh*t list for not coming clean about Angel Dynamite's real identity (original Mystery Inc. member Cassidy Williams), Shaggy is getting sent to military school, and Scooby is being sent to a farm. Original Mystery Inc. mascot Professor Pericles has made off with both segments of the Planispheric Disc (telling the whereabouts of the treasure), and the episode--and season--ends with Scooby vowing to hunt down Pericles and reunite the gang.



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' did one where Steve fails to reform Roger's alter-ego Ricky Spanish. Ricky frames Steve for a theft and he gets sent to prison, crushing his innocence and naivete. The sad voice over by Creator/WernerHerzog doesn't help.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
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did one where Steve fails to reform Roger's alter-ego Ricky Spanish. Ricky frames Steve for a theft and he gets sent to prison, crushing his innocence and naivete. The sad voice over by Creator/WernerHerzog doesn't help.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has this happen more often than it should. Most prominently in ''I Remember You'', which simply ends in tears (both the character [[TearJerker and the audience]]) and features one of the most cruel and brutally honest examples of RealityEnsues ever, and ''The Lich'' (notably, a season finale), which ends with the heroes discovering that they just did exactly what the BigBad wanted them to.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has this happen more often than it should. should:
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Most prominently in ''I Remember You'', which simply ends in tears (both the character [[TearJerker and the audience]]) and features one of the most cruel and brutally honest examples of RealityEnsues ever, and ''The Lich'' (notably, a season finale), which ends with the heroes discovering that they just did exactly what the BigBad wanted them to.



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Nerves of Steal". Buster is grounded for a month after revealing to the owner of the drugstore that he stole a Cybertoy.

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The ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Nerves of Steal". Buster is grounded for a month after revealing to the owner of the drugstore that he stole a Cybertoy.



* Some episodes of StarWarsTheCloneWars end with this trope:

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* Some episodes of StarWarsTheCloneWars ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' end with this trope:



* One would think that "The Price" from ''WesternAnimation/BraveStarr'' is your typical 80's DrugsAreBad episode. It ends with a boy ''dying'' from a drug overdose.

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One would think that "The Price" from ''WesternAnimation/BraveStarr'' is your typical 80's DrugsAreBad episode. It ends with a boy ''dying'' from a drug overdose.


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* Some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' have bittersweet or outright sad endings. "[=KJEM=]" ends with The Misfits getting arrested for being a part of an illegal radio broadcast, despite the fact they were tricked and thought it was a legit broadcast.
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** The ending of "The Way of Dee-Dee" is pretty sad as well, with Dee-Dee's attempt to get Dexter to enjoy himself end with Dexter wrecking his own lab, and Dee-Dee apologizing to him for trying to change him, and running to her room in tears. The last scene is Dexter noticing the destruction he caused and quietly working to repair his lab. It's a genuine TearJerker in the show, one of only a few.
** "The Big Cheese" ends with Dexter, possibly permanently, only able to say "Omlette du fromage," locked out of his lab, which is then blown up completely while Dee-Dee mocks him.

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** The ending of "The Way of Dee-Dee" Dee Dee" is pretty sad as well, with Dee-Dee's Dee Dee's attempt to get Dexter to enjoy himself end with Dexter wrecking his own lab, and Dee-Dee Dee Dee apologizing to him for trying to change him, and running to her room in tears. The last scene is Dexter noticing the destruction he caused and quietly working to repair his lab. It's a genuine TearJerker in the show, one of only a few.
** "The Big Cheese" ends with Dexter, possibly permanently, only able to say "Omlette du fromage," locked out of his lab, which is then blown up completely while Dee-Dee Dee Dee mocks him.
16th May '16 2:15:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In TheProudFamily, a lot of episodes had pretty depressing endings. Such as when the songs available for downloading on the Internet wind up making a man's CD store close down, and it ends with him sobbing while closing up for good. Or when Suga Mama finds out the man she was going to marry had Alzheimer's and was taken away from her.

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* In TheProudFamily, ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', a lot of episodes had pretty depressing endings. Such as when the songs available for downloading on the Internet wind up making a man's CD store close down, and it ends with him sobbing while closing up for good. Or when Suga Mama finds out the man she was going to marry had Alzheimer's and was taken away from her.
15th Jan '16 4:39:45 AM smalltime
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* While Spike Milligan's ''Wolves, Witches and Giants'' was a comedy series with funny retellings of classic fairy tales, "The Little Mermiaid" still ended with the Little Mermaid turning into sea foam just like in the original story.

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* While Spike Milligan's ''Wolves, Witches and Giants'' was a comedy series with funny retellings of classic fairy tales, "The Little Mermiaid" Mermaid" still ended with the Little Mermaid turning into sea foam just like in the original story.
15th Jan '16 4:39:05 AM smalltime
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* While Spike Milligan's ''Wolves, Witches and Giants'' was a comedy series with funny retellings of classic fairy tales, "The Little Mermiaid" still ended with the Little Mermaid turning into sea foam just like in the original story.
11th Jan '16 6:16:13 PM mewmdude77
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** "Escape from the Citadel is pretty bad. Finn has finally found one of his actual parents, meaning he's not the last human anymore, but his father wants nothing to do with him and tries to get away. Finn's grass sword attaches to the ship Finn's father is on, but the grass sword, and Finn's entire arm, get pulled off, and his father escapes. The only good thing to happen is that the Lich has been changed into an ineffective humanoid form, but how long will that actually last for someone like the Lich?
30th Dec '15 3:31:49 PM BNSF1995
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** In "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS2E18ThomasComesToBreakfast Thomas Comes to Breakfast]]". Thomas burst into someone's house where a family was going to have breakfast. The mother got angry at Thomas for [[SkewedPriorities ruining their breakfast]] so she slammed the door. And the plaster fell everywhere, including Thomas. Despite Donald and Douglas pulling Thomas back on the track, The Fat Controller lectured to Thomas that he got into a lot of trouble. And now, that the Diesels will have to do the work for Thomas. The last shot of the episode is completed with [[TheFreelanceShameSquad Percy and Toby laughing at Thomas.]]

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** In "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS2E18ThomasComesToBreakfast Thomas Comes to Breakfast]]". Thomas burst into someone's house where a family was going to have breakfast. The mother got angry at Thomas for [[SkewedPriorities ruining their breakfast]] so she slammed the door. And the plaster fell everywhere, including Thomas. Despite Donald and Douglas pulling Thomas back on the track, The Fat Controller lectured to Thomas that he got into a lot of trouble. And now, that the Diesels will have to do the work for Thomas. The last shot of the episode is completed with [[TheFreelanceShameSquad Percy and Toby laughing at Thomas.]]]] It's made a bit worse because although Thomas boasted he could drive himself without a crew, it was actually a careless cleaner who had meddled with his controls while Thomas was under steam, yet Thomas gets all the heat and the cleaner is never called out.
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* The finale of ''AquaTeenHungerForce'' ("The Last One Forever And Ever (For Real This Time) (We ?#@!! Mean It)") [[spoiler:had Frylock dying because the power in his jewel was giving out. Shake finds himself in a similar situation and accompanies the only person capable of going into space to retrieve a replacement jewel from the giant mother clam in which it is entombed--Meatwad. He succeeds, but Shake is gobbled up by minion clams (he's allergic to shellfish) and by time Meatwad returns, Frylock dies as Meatwad forgot to bring the jewel with him. Meatwad gets married and has two kids; he takes the family to the house where he lived with his Aqua Teen mates, but with nobody there any longer (even Carl), he sadly packs the family in the car and leaves.]]

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* The finale of ''AquaTeenHungerForce'' ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' ("The Last One Forever And Ever (For Real This Time) (We ?#@!! Mean It)") [[spoiler:had Frylock dying because the power in his jewel was giving out. Shake finds himself in a similar situation and accompanies the only person capable of going into space to retrieve a replacement jewel from the giant mother clam in which it is entombed--Meatwad. He succeeds, but Shake is gobbled up by minion clams (he's allergic to shellfish) and by time Meatwad returns, Frylock dies as Meatwad forgot to bring the jewel with him. Meatwad gets married and has two kids; he takes the family to the house where he lived with his Aqua Teen mates, but with nobody there any longer (even Carl), he sadly packs the family in the car and leaves.]]
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