History EstablishingCharacterMoment / WesternAnimation

23rd Nov '16 2:10:47 PM Noah1
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[[WesternAnimation In Cartoonland,]] [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first impressions are everything.]]
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** Mad Stan in is introduced shouting "BLOW IT ALL UP!" into the camera and sticking a bomb onto a support pillar while heavy metal music plays in the background. Guessing he's a [[BombThrowingAnarchists Bomb Throwing Anarchist]] isn't exactly difficult.

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** Mad Stan in is introduced shouting "BLOW IT ALL UP!" into the camera and sticking a bomb onto a support pillar while heavy metal music plays in the background. Guessing he's a [[BombThrowingAnarchists Bomb {{Bomb Throwing Anarchist]] Anarchist|s}} isn't exactly difficult.difficult.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'':
** Huey Freeman begins the series by claiming that while he's not a prophet he has had a prophetic dream where he brought a [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant whitebread garden party]] to riot with the announcement that "{{Jesus|Christ}} was black, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan was the Devil, and the government is lying about 9/11". Later in the episode, he attends an actual garden party, and the WASPs there are completely unphased by his Left-Wing rhetoric. This shows that while he is very WiseBeyondHisYears, he's still one kid shouting at a hurricane.
** Huey's Granddad, Robert Freeman gets his debut by smacking Huey across the head immediately after his aforementioned dream and telling him "You'd better learn to lie like your Graddaddy", showing that he has no patience for the boy's activism. There's also a hint at his DirtyOldMan tendencies in his next scene, where he's jazzercising to a Billy Blake infomercial... [[NakedPeopleAreFunny completely naked.]]
** Ed Wuncler III makes his first appearance brazenly talking about how he got washed out of service in UsefulNotes/{{Iraq}} for [[BringMyBrownPants constantly shitting himself]] and that he doesn't care, because he's rich. Despite this, he proves to be enough of a FearlessFool later in the episode when he demonstrates his BulletproofVest by ''demanding'' Riley to fire a shotgun on him. As his grandfather puts it, "In twenty years, that boy will be president of the United States... and he'll still be a fucking idiot."
** Said grandfather, Ed Wuncler, is mostly benign in his first appearance. He fully shows [[CorruptCorporateExecutive what kind of man he is]] in his second appearance, where he arranges a HostileTakeover of Jasmine's LemonadeStand, [[MoralEventHorizon tricking her into voluntarily working in defiance of child labor laws, only to make a killing off of "cruelty-free lemonade" when protests start,]] [[WouldHurtAChild leaving poor Jasmine in debt for all her efforts]]. [[{{Greed}} Bear in mind that he's already]] [[{{Fiction 500}} the richest man in the state.]]
** Gin Rummy is a {{White Gang Banger|s}} [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed mockery]] of DonaldRumsfeld played by Creator/SamuelLJackson. It's not surprising that his first appearance has him saying that "the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence", a quote said by Rumsfeld in response to no-one finding WMDs in Iraq. When Riley doesn't get what he's saying, he responds with [[ActorAllusion the "Say what again" speech taken from Jackson's character in]] ''Film/PulpFiction''.



'''Zim''': Worse...''or better?''

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'''Zim''': Worse... ''or better?''



** Showing that ''Transformers'' loves this trope, ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Prime]]'' has Knock Out and Breakdown, AKA ThoseTwoBadGuys, showcasing the former's vanity and the latter's bruiser status, and then they [[BashBrothers manage to work in tandem]] to overpower ''Optimus'' and the rest of the Autobots, showing that they aren't normal Vehicon mooks.

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** Showing that ''Transformers'' loves this trope, ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Prime]]'' has Knock Out and Breakdown, AKA ThoseTwoBadGuys, showcasing the former's vanity and the latter's bruiser status, and then they [[BashBrothers manage to work in tandem]] to overpower ''Optimus'' and the rest of the Autobots, showing that they aren't normal Vehicon mooks.{{mooks}}.



* In the first full-length ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode ever broadcast, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E1SimpsonsRoastingOnAnOpenFire Simpsons Roasting]] on an Open Fire", Lisa's intelligence and precociousness are demonstrated by her eloquently telling off her Aunt Patty for badmouthing Homer.

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* The iconic TitleSequence on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' shows the viewer all they need to know about the eponymous family:\\
Bart is WritingLines in detention for some NoodleIncident, and eagerly runs off and skateboards out of there once the bell rings, showcasing his hellion tendencies.\\
Homer starts out carefully handling a radioactive rod... only to carelessly toss it away and bolt out the door, not noticing the rod bouncing onto his shirt, demonsrating his boorish recklessness.\\
Lisa gets in trouble at music class for breaking away from her classmates' staid, half-hearted session with a soulful freestyle, displaying her will to express herself in defiance of society's norms.\\
Marge is reading a mothering magazine at the grocery checkout, not noticing that Maggie has crawled onto the conveyor belt, displaying how her desire to be a wholesome suburban matriarch leads her to miss the eccentricities of her family.
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In the first full-length ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode ever broadcast, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E1SimpsonsRoastingOnAnOpenFire Simpsons Roasting]] on an Open Fire", Lisa's intelligence and precociousness are demonstrated by her eloquently telling off her Aunt Patty for badmouthing Homer.
8th Nov '16 9:17:11 AM dlchen145
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** The shift in characterization is a result of the constantly shifting production of Episode III. While initially he was supposed to be a powerful and feared Jedi hunter, Lucas decided to rewrite the character as a moustache-twirling coward. The ''in-story'' reason is that towards the end of the Clone Wars cartoon, [[{{Badass}} Mace]] [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Windu]] Force-Crushes his chest -- and with it, his few remaining organs, leaving Grievous horribly weakened during the events of Episode III. As for Grievous vs. Kenobi? Obi-Wan is considered the master (not ''a'' master, ''the'' master) of the ultimate defensive lightsaber form, and thus could block all Grievous' attacks 'cause he's so damn good at blocking attacks. And when Grievous kept failing to hit him, he got angry, which made him get sloppy, which made him get angrier, which made him get sloppier, and... you get it.

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** The shift in characterization is a result of the constantly shifting production of Episode III. While initially he was supposed to be a powerful and feared Jedi hunter, Lucas decided to rewrite the character as a moustache-twirling coward. The ''in-story'' reason is that towards the end of the Clone Wars cartoon, [[{{Badass}} Mace]] Mace [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Windu]] Force-Crushes his chest -- and with it, his few remaining organs, leaving Grievous horribly weakened during the events of Episode III. As for Grievous vs. Kenobi? Obi-Wan is considered the master (not ''a'' master, ''the'' master) of the ultimate defensive lightsaber form, and thus could block all Grievous' attacks 'cause he's so damn good at blocking attacks. And when Grievous kept failing to hit him, he got angry, which made him get sloppy, which made him get angrier, which made him get sloppier, and... you get it.
26th Sep '16 7:09:57 AM WillBGood
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** In ''{{WesternAnimation/Ben 10 Omniverse}}'', Rook's first scene in a fight has him showing what his Prototool can do, and taking out three alien criminals singlehandedly... and in conversation with Ben, showcases {{sarcasm blind}}ness and {{literal minded}}ness.

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** In ''{{WesternAnimation/Ben 10 Omniverse}}'', Rook's first scene in a fight has him showing show what his Prototool can do, and taking out three alien criminals singlehandedly... and in conversation with Ben, showcases {{sarcasm blind}}ness show he's SarcasmBlind and {{literal minded}}ness.LiteralMinded.
26th Sep '16 7:08:38 AM WillBGood
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** In ''{{WesternAnimation/Ben 10 Omniverse}}'', Rook's first scene in a fight utilizes him showing what his Prototool can do, and taking out three alien criminals singlehandedly... and in conversation with Ben, showcases {{sarcasm blind}}ness and {{literal minded}}ness.

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** In ''{{WesternAnimation/Ben 10 Omniverse}}'', Rook's first scene in a fight utilizes has him showing what his Prototool can do, and taking out three alien criminals singlehandedly... and in conversation with Ben, showcases {{sarcasm blind}}ness and {{literal minded}}ness.
26th Sep '16 7:08:18 AM WillBGood
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** In ''{{WesternAnimation/Ben 10 Omniverse}}'', Rook's first scene in a fight utilizes him showing what his Prototool can do, and taking out three alien criminals singlehandedly... But when in conversation with Ben, showcases a misunderstanding of sarcasm and {{literal minded}}ness.

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** In ''{{WesternAnimation/Ben 10 Omniverse}}'', Rook's first scene in a fight utilizes him showing what his Prototool can do, and taking out three alien criminals singlehandedly... But when and in conversation with Ben, showcases a misunderstanding of sarcasm {{sarcasm blind}}ness and {{literal minded}}ness.
11th Sep '16 10:26:24 PM Abbas_Chand
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** Admit it, the first time you see Pacifica Northwest, you will think she's the AlphaBitch. [[spoiler: Well, that's in season 1 before her CharacterDevelopment in season 2.]]
*** Also for her father [[AbusiveParents Preston Northwest]]. What's his advice for Pacifica? "Don't lose".
27th Aug '16 9:45:40 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'': Uniqua establishes her character - and really the entire series - by immediately making it clear that girls are just as capable of being great pirates as boys are, and getting Austin, Pablo, and Tyrone to follow her lead.
27th Aug '16 9:32:05 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': The first episode to focus on Francine (and the second overall) sees Francine trying to refrain from playing kickball long enough to look especially nice for her school picture, but she is unable to help herself. By the time the picture is taken, she looks scruffy and grungy, while wearing a dress and a relaxed hairstyle.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': The first episode to focus on Francine (and the second overall) sees Francine her trying to refrain from playing kickball long enough to look especially nice for her school picture, but she Francine is unable to help herself. By the time the picture is taken, she looks scruffy and grungy, while wearing a dress and a relaxed hairstyle.
27th Aug '16 9:30:34 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': The first episode to focus on Francine (and the second overall) sees Francine trying to refrain from playing kickball long enough to look especially nice for her school picture, but she is unable to help herself. By the time the picture is taken, she looks scruffy and grungy in a dress and relaxed hair.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': The first episode to focus on Francine (and the second overall) sees Francine trying to refrain from playing kickball long enough to look especially nice for her school picture, but she is unable to help herself. By the time the picture is taken, she looks scruffy and grungy in grungy, while wearing a dress and a relaxed hair.hairstyle.
27th Aug '16 9:28:23 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': The first episode to focus on Francine (and the second overall) sees Francine trying to refrain from playing kickball long enough to look especially nice for her school picture, but she is unable to help herself. By the time the picture is taken, she looks scruffy and grungy in a dress and relaxed hair.
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