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21st May '16 10:07:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* PJ Maybe in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' is a gleeful serial killer and one of the worst criminals the Big Meg has ever seen. How does his story end? He uses his impersonation skills to get himself elected mayor. Interestingly, since then, he's used his position to do quite a lot of genuinely good work, such as increasing employment, supporting mutant rights, and most recently working to eliminate [[PresidentEvil Chief Judge Sinfield]]. All while keeping up his passion for murder.

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PJ Maybe in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' is a gleeful serial killer and one of the worst criminals the Big Meg has ever seen. How does his story end? He uses his impersonation skills to get himself elected mayor. Interestingly, since then, he's used his position to do quite a lot of genuinely good work, such as increasing employment, supporting mutant rights, and most recently working to eliminate [[PresidentEvil Chief Judge Sinfield]]. All while keeping up his passion for murder.murder.
** ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': Subverted. Torquemada uses assassination and intimidation tactics during his trial to scare the jury into declaring him "not guilty" on the charges of crimes against existence. The free human government hands him over to his arch-enemy Nemesis instead.
29th Mar '16 4:19:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** King Sombra himself in the Fiendship series gets to end with a "HappilyEverAfter" of running off with his LoveInterest / MoralityPet Radiant Hope after being [[EasilyForgiven Quickly Forgiven]] for all the slavery and murder and the 1000 year exile of a kingdom because LoveRedeems.

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** King Sombra himself in the Fiendship series gets to end with a "HappilyEverAfter" of running off with his LoveInterest / MoralityPet Radiant Hope after being [[EasilyForgiven Quickly Forgiven]] for all the slavery and murder and the 1000 year exile of a kingdom because LoveRedeems.LoveRedeems. From the same arc, Queen Chrysalis, who [[VillainTeamUp aided Sombra in fighting the heroes]], [[VillainExitStageLeft flies across the sea]] once she learns he plans to release [[HorrifyingTheHorror the Umbrum]], lacking even any regret like Sombra or the other villains had to mitigate this.



* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Comicbook/{{Legacy}}'', most of the truly heinous villains, namely BigBad Darth Krayt, EvilSorcerer [[TheDragon Dragon]] Darth Wyyrlok, warmongering [[TheBrute brute]] Darth Stryfe, GeneralRipper Darth Rauder, and genocidal MadScientist Vul Isen ''do'' receive punishment, several secondary antagonists including Darths Nihl, Talon, Havoc, and Maladi, and Sith Apprentice Saarai decide to say ScrewThisImOuttaHere at the deaths of their superiors and return this Sith to their Sidious-era ways of subterfuge rather than the all-out war Krayt espoused. As such, they avoid any comeuppance, and with the 2014 reworking of the franchise's continuity policy, it seems likely to stay that way.
* Comicbook/{{Elektra}} is one, despite the fact that the fanbase loves her. She murdered loads of innocents (for example SHIELD agents). Of course she kills mostly Redshirt/{{Redshirts}} that are armed with some weapons, which seems to be justified by the fact that as they are armed she is allowed to fight them. Of course, as a ninja she could use non-lethal methods, but doesn't care. When she is confronted about this, she murders the rogue agent who hunts Elektra to avenge her friends that Elektra murdered. Despite all this the heroes of MarvelUniverse have no problem hanging out with her - the same people who can not stand being anywhere near Comicbook/{{Punisher}}, who didn't even kill HAMMER troops even though they counld be considered Mooks - he still considered them federal agents, even though their agency made FaceHeelTurn. Elektra did not give that much care.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Comicbook/{{Legacy}}'', most of the truly heinous villains, namely BigBad [[BigBad Darth Krayt, EvilSorcerer [[TheDragon Dragon]] Krayt]],[[TheDragon Darth Wyyrlok, warmongering Wyyrlok]], [[TheBrute brute]] Darth Stryfe, GeneralRipper Stryfe]], [[GeneralRipper Darth Rauder, Rauder]], and genocidal MadScientist [[MadScientist Vul Isen Isen]] ''do'' receive punishment, several secondary antagonists including Darths Nihl, Talon, Havoc, and Maladi, and Sith Apprentice Saarai decide to say ScrewThisImOuttaHere at the deaths of their superiors and return this Sith to their Sidious-era ways of subterfuge rather than the all-out war Krayt espoused. As such, they avoid any comeuppance, and with the 2014 reworking of the franchise's continuity policy, it seems likely to stay that way.
* Comicbook/{{Elektra}} is one, despite the fact that the fanbase loves her. She murdered loads of innocents (for example SHIELD agents). Of course she kills mostly Redshirt/{{Redshirts}} {{Redshirts}} that are armed with some weapons, which seems to be justified by the fact that as they are armed she is allowed to fight them. Of course, as a ninja she could use non-lethal methods, but doesn't care. When she is confronted about this, she murders the rogue agent who hunts Elektra to avenge her friends that Elektra murdered. Despite all this the heroes of MarvelUniverse have no problem hanging out with her - the same people who can not stand being anywhere near Comicbook/{{Punisher}}, who didn't even kill HAMMER troops even though they counld be considered Mooks - he still considered them federal agents, even though their agency made FaceHeelTurn. Elektra did not give that much care.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Queen Chrysalis can be assumed to have suffered a DisneyVillainDeath. In [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comics]], however, she survives this fall. She also does more horrible things than in A Canterlot Wedding (which clearly transpired in comic canon as well, thus turning Twilight's friends, brother, and mentor against her still stands); She takes over a kindgom of kittens, and while WordOfGod says most of the kittens survived, she still kills one of them [[GoryDiscretionShot in bloody fashion]]. She also plans to kill the Cutie Mark Crusaders once they were useless to her, tried to brainwash Twilight to kill her friends, and even ''drove a race of ponies to extinction''. And at the end of her [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDWIssue34To37 final comic appearance]], she isn't even imprisoned, but [[VillainExitStageLeft flies across the sea]] to escape the Umbrum, and has probably taken over the griffon kindgom by now and either living comfortably there or destroying other kingdoms outside of Equestria, unlikely to return as she thinks the Umbrum destroyed Equestria.
29th Mar '16 11:35:19 AM Ghostkaiba297
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Queen Chrysalis can be assumed to have suffered a DisneyVillainDeath. In [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comics]], however, she survives this fall. She also does more horrible things than in A Canterlot Wedding (which clearly transpired in comic canon as well, thus turning Twilight's friends, brother, and mentor against her still stands); She takes over a kindgom of kittens, and while WordOfGod says most of the kittens survived, she still kills one of them [[GoryDiscretionShot in bloody fashion]]. She also plans to kill the Cutie Mark Crusaders once they were useless to her, tried to brainwash Twilight to kill her friends, and even ''drove a race of ponies to extinction''. And at the end of her [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDWIssue34To37 final comic appearance]], she isn't even imprisoned, but [[VillainExitStageLeft flies across the sea]] to escape the Umbrum, and has probably taken over the griffon kindgom by now and either living comfortably there or destroying other kingdoms outside of Equestria, unlikely to return as she thinks the Umbrum destroyed Equestria.
16th Mar '16 10:12:17 PM StrixObscuro
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* In WillEisner's graphic novel, ''ComicBook/AContractWithGod'', one of the stories focuses on the super of the tenant where the stories take place/centered around. While the super is a middle-aged, balding man with a somewhat bad attitude and a possibly unfriendly dog, he is played in a horrible con. While in his room (the walls of which are covered with pornographic pinups), the niece of one of his tenants enters his room, and offers to show him her panties for a nickel (the setting is in the 1950's) and asks if she can give the dog a treat. While the super's back is turned, the girl (who is twelve years old!) grabs his cashbox and poisons his dog to death. When the super catches up with the girl, she screams rape and everyone sees and the tenants call the police. When the police come for the super, he kills himself and everyone calls him a creep. The last scene we see is the girl counting the money she just stole, not a look of remorse on her face. It's a great story and everything and was probably written to spite UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode, but still.

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* In WillEisner's Creator/WillEisner's graphic novel, ''ComicBook/AContractWithGod'', one of the stories focuses on the super of the tenant where the stories take place/centered around. While the super is a middle-aged, balding man with a somewhat bad attitude and a possibly unfriendly dog, he is played in a horrible con. While in his room (the walls of which are covered with pornographic pinups), the niece of one of his tenants enters his room, and offers to show him her panties for a nickel (the setting is in the 1950's) and asks if she can give the dog a treat. While the super's back is turned, the girl (who is twelve years old!) grabs his cashbox and poisons his dog to death. When the super catches up with the girl, she screams rape and everyone sees and the tenants call the police. When the police come for the super, he kills himself and everyone calls him a creep. The last scene we see is the girl counting the money she just stole, not a look of remorse on her face. It's a great story and everything and was probably written to spite UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode, but still.



** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt oil executive]] Trickler and international arms-dealer B. Mazaroff in ''The Broken Ear''. After manipulating two {{Banana Republic}}s to go to war over oil, working with Mazaroff, who selling weapons to both sides, framing Tintin for treason, and arranging him to be executed without trial, Trickler gets no comeuppance other than the embarrassment that the region he started a war over didn't have any oil at all.
** This trope also applies to the Bordurian government. In ''King Ottokar's Sceptre'' Syldavia is saved, but Borduria remains a threat in later adventures (despite World War 2), even if the schemes launched by its secret agents continue to be foiled.

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** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt Corrupt oil executive]] Trickler and international arms-dealer B. Mazaroff in ''The Broken Ear''. After manipulating two {{Banana Republic}}s to go to war over oil, working with Mazaroff, who selling weapons to both sides, framing Tintin for treason, and arranging him to be executed without trial, Trickler gets no comeuppance other than the embarrassment that the region he started a war over didn't have any oil at all.
** This trope also applies to the Bordurian government. In ''King Ottokar's Sceptre'' Syldavia is saved, but Borduria remains a threat in later adventures (despite World War 2), II), even if the schemes launched by its secret agents continue to be foiled.



** Not villageRs, mind you. Entire villages. Heck, most of the characters in Fables did horrible things but in the Real World their crimes are in the past. Anything they do now is punished. The Three Little Pigs mutiny and two are guillotined.

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** Not villageRs, villagers, mind you. Entire villages. Heck, most of the characters in Fables did horrible things but in the Real World their crimes are in the past. Anything they do now is punished. The Three Little Pigs mutiny and two are guillotined.


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* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''
** Mr. Prast receives no onscreen comeuppance for raping and abusing Klara.
** At the end of Creator/TerryMoore's arc, Val Rhymin manages to escape punishment for trying to bring about a ZombieApocalypse in Malibu.
3rd Feb '16 5:17:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The three baddies in ''Friends Forever Issue #25'', who steal the wings from Rainbow Dash (not via magic either; there are ''[[BodyHorror stitch marks]]'') and plan to use them to brew a potion to become alicorns, get the equivalent of a time out. Twilight Sparkle disables their magic for a while and lets them go free. Making matters worse is they didn't get a sympathetic motive like the Kelpie or even a HeelFaceTurn like Sombra; they're still hurling insults at Twilight as they leave and there is literally nothing stopping them from just trying again with a different pegasus once their magic comes back.
3rd Feb '16 5:08:15 PM gophergiggles
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** The three baddies in ''Friends Forever Issue #25'', who steal the wings from Rainbow Dash (not via magic either; there are ''[[BodyHorror stitch marks]]'') and plan to use them to brew a potion to become alicorns, get the equivalent of a time out. Twilight Sparkle disables their magic for a while and lets them go free. Making matters worse is they didn't get a sympathetic motive like the Kelpie or even a HeelFaceTurn like Sombra; they're still hurling insults at Twilight as they leave and there is literally nothing stopping them from just trying again with a different pegasus once their magic comes back.
18th Dec '15 4:57:15 PM gophergiggles
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* In ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries'' Issue #3 Flim and Flam trick the Hippie Ponies into owing them a large sum of money and losing their farm (so they could sell the land to Filthy Rich) unless the ponies could pay the debt. Thanks to Rarity's help, the Hippie Ponies can make enough money to pay their debt and save their farm... which means Flim and Flam ''still'' managed to win a large sum of money out of their shady deal and ''once again'' nothing bad happened to them.
** Though the HippiePonies made a lot of money because their farm-based products were just that darned good. They may act silly but they got the skills.

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* The ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' has a few:
** One issue had a Kelpie who intended to destroy a dam which would flood all of Ponyville and drown the entire populace, which she did by [[MindControl brain washing]] the populace. However when her plan is beaten and her [[WellIntentionedExtremist motive]] turned out to be wanting to help some Water Sprites get to the ocean. She's instantly forgiven by the ponies who drop everything to help her, ending with the now legendary line of "We've all done something silly for a friend" which led to the creation of the [[https://derpiboo.ru/tags/twilight+justifies+evil+meme Twilight Justifies Evil Meme]].
** King Sombra himself in the Fiendship series gets to end with a "HappilyEverAfter" of running off with his LoveInterest / MoralityPet Radiant Hope after being [[EasilyForgiven Quickly Forgiven]] for all the slavery and murder and the 1000 year exile of a kingdom because LoveRedeems.
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In ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries'' Issue #3 Flim and Flam trick the Hippie Ponies into owing them a large sum of money and losing their farm (so they could sell the land to Filthy Rich) unless the ponies could pay the debt. Thanks to Rarity's help, the Hippie Ponies can make enough money to pay their debt and save their farm... which means Flim and Flam ''still'' managed to win a large sum of money out of their shady deal and ''once again'' nothing bad happened to them.
** Though the HippiePonies made a lot of money because their farm-based products were just that darned good. They may act silly but they got the skills.
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7th Dec '15 12:20:13 PM Austin
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* In WillEisner's graphic novel, ''A Contract With God'', one of the stories focuses on the super of the tenant where the stories take place/centered around. While the super is a middle-aged, balding man with a somewhat bad attitude and a possibly unfriendly dog, he is played in a horrible con. While in his room (the walls of which are covered with pornographic pinups), the niece of one of his tenants enters his room, and offers to show him her panties for a nickel (the setting is in the 1950's) and asks if she can give the dog a treat. While the super's back is turned, the girl (who is twelve years old!) grabs his cashbox and poisons his dog to death. When the super catches up with the girl, she screams rape and everyone sees and the tenants call the police. When the police come for the super, he kills himself and everyone calls him a creep. The last scene we see is the girl counting the money she just stole, not a look of remorse on her face. It's a great story and everything and was probably written to spite UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode, but still.

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* In WillEisner's graphic novel, ''A Contract With God'', ''ComicBook/AContractWithGod'', one of the stories focuses on the super of the tenant where the stories take place/centered around. While the super is a middle-aged, balding man with a somewhat bad attitude and a possibly unfriendly dog, he is played in a horrible con. While in his room (the walls of which are covered with pornographic pinups), the niece of one of his tenants enters his room, and offers to show him her panties for a nickel (the setting is in the 1950's) and asks if she can give the dog a treat. While the super's back is turned, the girl (who is twelve years old!) grabs his cashbox and poisons his dog to death. When the super catches up with the girl, she screams rape and everyone sees and the tenants call the police. When the police come for the super, he kills himself and everyone calls him a creep. The last scene we see is the girl counting the money she just stole, not a look of remorse on her face. It's a great story and everything and was probably written to spite UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode, but still.
31st Oct '15 12:02:54 PM Anddrix
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* Ultimate Reed Richards[=/=]The Maker. Even after everything he did to Europe and Asgard, he's given no real punishment, and is even allowed to go back to working for S.H.I.E.L.D. by Nick Fury. When the Ultimate Universe is destroyed by an Incursion, Reed manages to survive on-board a life raft, escaping on to Battleworld. After what goes down there, he somehow managed to get out and live through into the new Marvel Universe afterward, where he restarts his mad science anew.
7th Oct '15 4:28:18 PM nombretomado
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* Justified with the title character of ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', who cannot die or get captured because he plays an integral role in the universe.

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* Justified with the title character of ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', who cannot die or get captured because he plays an integral role in the universe.
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