History KarmaHoudini / WesternAnimation

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** Francine has also got away with a few crimes. Most of the crimes on her record include shoplifting from various stores multiple times for years and she even revealed that she has a secret stash of stolen surf that she had accumulated over time. She also stole classified material from the CIA and in "1600 Candles" she managed to avoid Roger's wrath when she causes everyone to forget Roger's 1600th birthday by using a CIA project to make Steve young, which indirectly caused him to become the center of attention for the entire episode and made Roger blame Steve for making the family neglect his birthday, which caused Steve the karma from Francine's actions to misfire on Steve
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** Hermes Conrad can also be seen as one by some fans. Some of the episodes feature him being very cruel towards Zoidberg with one of his biggest offenses towards Zoidberg involving the [[FantasticRacism utterance of very racist slurs like "ya filthy crab"]] towards Zoidberg and traditional workplace regulations should demand that Hermes be fired for such behavior given the context of the situation but he has only received comeuppance for his mistreatment of Zoidberg once in "The Six Million Dollar Mon". Other offenses include cheating in Olympic Limbo by using a flabo dynamic suit created by Farnsworth although Hermes still loses despite the unfair advantage.

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** Hermes Conrad can also be seen as one by some fans. Some of the episodes feature him being very cruel towards Zoidberg with one of his biggest offenses towards Zoidberg involving the [[FantasticRacism utterance of very racist slurs like "ya filthy crab"]] towards Zoidberg at work and traditional workplace regulations should demand that Hermes be fired for such behavior given the context of the situation but he has only received comeuppance for his mistreatment of Zoidberg once in "The Six Million Dollar Mon". Other offenses include cheating in Olympic Limbo by using a flabo dynamic suit created by Farnsworth although Hermes still loses despite the unfair advantage.



** Yivo, the main villain of "The Beast With A Billion Backs" is also one of those. His most villainous act in the movie was that he ( or Shklee as he put it) rapes everyone in Universe Gamma except all of the robots and Leela and he does this but putting his tentacles, which are his reproductive organs into peoples necks while they were attempt to run away from him and through these tentacles he mates with them and forces them to fall in love with him while they were unaware of what he was doing to them. Yivo was eventually exposed for this and everyone who got tentacles was initially angry at him for this but the anger quickly dissipated. Also, Yivo is composed of electromatter, which makes him impervious to any other form of matter and therefore couldn't be harmed.

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** Yivo, the main villain of "The Beast With A Billion Backs" is also one of those. His most villainous act in the movie was that he ( or Shklee as he put it) rapes everyone in Universe Gamma except all of the robots and Leela and he does this but by putting his tentacles, which are his reproductive organs into peoples necks while they were attempt to run away from him and through these tentacles he mates with them and forces them to fall in love with him while they were unaware of what he was doing to them. Yivo was eventually exposed for this and everyone who got tentacles was initially angry at him for this but the anger quickly dissipated. Also, Yivo is composed of electromatter, which makes him impervious to any other form of matter and therefore couldn't be harmed.



** Rick Sánchez himself is one. He frequently gets away with putting his grandson Morty in dangerous situations and has murdered several people on the show. He does go to prison in the season 2 finale but the première of the third season reveals that he did this so he could have a chance at destroying the Galactic Federation.
** Morty can be seen as an example. His is overall a good natured kid with a bigger moral compass than Rick but he has committed some crimes on the show himself. Most of Morty's misdeeds on the show have been committed as a result of manipulation from Rick. Morty has killed multiple aliens like Rick has and has also pushed a person down the stairs in a fit of anger resulting in that persons death. Morty is never punished for any of these misdeeds.

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** Rick Sánchez himself is one. He frequently gets away with putting his grandson Morty in dangerous situations and has murdered several people on the show. So far he has got away with cronenberging an entire dimension and instead of finding a cure for it just goes to a replacement dimension to call home and abandoning his family for replacement clones. He also got away with enslaving a tiny universe to power up his car battery, making his grandson kill people and making bury his clone from the replacement dimension, and kidnapping an alien to exploit its illness so he could make money off the cure he creates for it. He does go to prison in the season 2 finale but the première of the third season reveals that he did this so he could have a chance at destroying the Galactic Federation.
** Morty can be seen as an example. His is overall a good natured kid with a bigger moral compass than Rick but he has committed some crimes on the show himself. Most of Morty's misdeeds on the show have been committed as a result of manipulation from Rick. Morty has killed multiple aliens like Rick has
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** The virus creator. This mysterious character and BigBad of the series created the infamous virus and unleashed it on the universe, which destroyed many people's lives and has fully infested at lease one planet. His actions have forced The Benevolent Alliance to destroy the infected planets to prevent the virus from spreading and causing more havoc, making this guy guilty of genocide, murder, and bioterrorism. Its justified because this character's identity has not yet been revealed and his motives for creating the virus are unknown. The show has not been cancelled yet so whether the virus creator will receive comeuppance or not is still out in the open.
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** Cartman on occasion. He got away with killing Scott Tenorman's parents and them serving their remains to him as chili. He also defecated in a neighbors yard and framed Stan for it, resulting in him getting grounded. One interesting example that's played for laughs was when Cartman hit Token on the head with a rock, which normally should have got him arrested for simple assault but he gets arrested for committing a hate crime instead.
** Mr. Garrison. The crimes that he got away with include hiring a hitman to sabotage Stan and Kyle's egg project and then trying to murder Stan and Kyle so that gay marriage would get banned, which Mr. Garrison should have been arrested for as he also ended up killing innocent people in the process. He also got away with violently raping the Canadian president to death and he gets rewarded for it by becoming the president of the united states.
** Butters' parents are also examples. Grounding Butters countless times for usually stupid and silly reasons as well as physically abusing Butters at least once are two of their big offenses. Mrs Stotch also tried to kill Butters by driving her car into a lake but she doesn't get arrested for it. They also tried to sell Butters to Paris Hilton for the selfish reason of making millions off of it. Despite all of this, no one has dared to call child services to hold these parents accountable for the mistreatment of their own son.
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** Principal Lewis is basically a principal who does a poor job at taking care of the school and has got away with attempting to kill himself and Steve by driving off the Grand Canyon but he never got arrested for the attempted suicide/attempted murder.
** Avery Bullock can also count. His attempt to become one was the main plot point of "Four Little Words" when he accidentally kills his girlfriend and asks Stan to help him escape being charged with manslaughter, which led to Stan framing Francine for the crime. He also got away with drug production and drug abuse (i.e turning water into narcotics) and spent American taxpayer money on strip clubs.



** Stan also qualifies as one such houdini in some episodes. He got way with turning his atheist neighbor's life into a living hell to get him converted to Christianity, only becoming disappointed when his scheme did not have the outcome he hoped for. He also murdered a clone of a high school girl so he would not lose his job and has multiple times made threats of violence towards every single member of his own family. He frequently beats up Roger even at times when Roger does not really deserve it as Stan does not consider such an act as assault because Roger is not human (although Stan got punished for beating Roger in "Seasons Beating's" when he did it in public and got kicked out of his church as a result.)

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** Stan also qualifies as one such houdini in some episodes. He got way with turning his atheist neighbor's life into a living hell to get him converted to Christianity, only becoming disappointed when his scheme did not have the outcome he hoped for. He also murdered a clone of a high school girl so he would not lose his job job, has kidnapped Greg and Terry's surrogate daughter and tried to take her to Nebraska, and has multiple times made threats of violence towards every single member of his own family. He frequently beats up Roger even at times when Roger does not really deserve it as Stan does not consider such an act as assault because Roger is not human (although Stan got punished for beating Roger in "Seasons Beating's" when he did it in public and got kicked out of his church as a result.)). Its a wonder why Stan has managed to keep his job as a CIA agent even though he's done things that would have got him fired from his job
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** Hermes Conrad can also be seen as one by some fans. Some of the episodes feature him being very cruel towards Zoidberg with one of his biggest offenses towards Zoidberg involving the [[FantasticRacism utterance of very racist slurs like "ya filthy crab"]] towards Zoidberg and traditional workplace regulations should demand that Hermes be fired for such behavior given the context of the situation but he has only received comeuppance for his mistreatment of Zoidberg once in "The Six Million Dollar Mon". Other offenses include cheating in Olympic Limbo by using a flabo dynamic suit created by Farnsworth although Hermes still loses despite the unfair advantage.
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** Stan also qualifies as one such houdini in some episodes. He got way with turning his atheists neighbors life into a living hell to get him converted to Christianity, only becoming disappointed when his scheme did not have the outcome he hoped for. He also murdered a clone of a high school girl so he would not lose his job and has multiple times made threats of violence towards every single members of his own family. He frequently beats up Roger even at times when Roger does not really deserve it as Stan does not consider such an act as assault because Roger is not human (although Stan got punished for beating Roger in "Seasons Beating's" when he did it in public and got kicked out of his church as a result.)

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** Stan also qualifies as one such houdini in some episodes. He got way with turning his atheists neighbors atheist neighbor's life into a living hell to get him converted to Christianity, only becoming disappointed when his scheme did not have the outcome he hoped for. He also murdered a clone of a high school girl so he would not lose his job and has multiple times made threats of violence towards every single members member of his own family. He frequently beats up Roger even at times when Roger does not really deserve it as Stan does not consider such an act as assault because Roger is not human (although Stan got punished for beating Roger in "Seasons Beating's" when he did it in public and got kicked out of his church as a result.)


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** The Warden himself is one. Running a prison that has a high death count while showing off sadistic and narcissistic behavior towards his own prisoners and staff is one big example and he never gets comeuppance for his sadism
** Alice too. She frequently gets away with sexually harassing the inmate of superjail not to mention giving many of them massive beatdowns that are very excessive.


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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperNoobs'':
** Mr. Wertz can is basically seen is the main example of a karma Houdini in this show. Its downplayed though because the episodes in which he is the villain does feature him getting punished but the punishments he receives are not really appropriate to what he actually deserves. On example from "Noob Colored Glasses" shows him attempting to control Cornbury with mind control goggles but when he is stopped by the Noobs, the school principle does not even fire him from his position as the school science teacher nor does she call the cops and have him thrown in jail but instead sends him to a mental institution. He also got away with locking the Noobs, who are his own students in his secret underground lab and stealing their battle balls while he was revealed to have modified the virus for him to use for world domination.
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** Captain Hero has destroyed a planet, caused the deaths of thousands of innocent people on Earth, and has also raped a few people (including his own parents). Yet the only time has ever been punished was when he was caught with a photo of his naked twelve-year-old self.

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** Captain Hero has destroyed a planet, caused the deaths of thousands of innocent people on Earth, terrorized a Greek immigrant family nonstop, and has also raped a few people (including his own parents). Yet the only time has ever been punished was when he was caught with a photo of his naked twelve-year-old self. He can also be considered to be an IdiotHoudini as well as some of his crimes were committed as a result of his own stupidity.


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** Spanky Ham is also a big one, especially in the first season. His crimes range from defecating over his roommates personal belongings, running a one man sweatshop and making Ling-Ling his slave, bullying Wooldoor and convincing him to steal candy from a store, putting his newborn son into a sausage grinder, and killing all of Clara's woodland friends and serving their corpses to her for dinner while placing full blame of it on Wooldoor. Spanky never receives any punishment for the aforementioned actions listed above.
** The mall security guard that apprehended Wooldoor for stealing candy managed to do so by holding an innocent woman hostage to force Wooldoor to turn himself in and threatening to kill the woman if Wooldoor does not. Wooldoor does surrender but the security guard kills the innocent woman anyway and he never gets fired or thrown in jail for the needless act of murder.
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** Jerry Smith becomes one in "Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate" when he selfishly tries to wiggle his way out of an organ donation that he agreed to and that donation was towards an alien civil rights leader who positively impacted billions of sentient life forms. Jerry revealed very personal information about the civil right leader to the public and he goes as far as [[NotMyFault blaming the alien delegates for the whole thing]] because he was convinced that they forced him to make the donation when he had the option the whole time with a third option presenting itself as a result of Jerry's actions. What makes Jerry more of a Houdini is when he holds an entire room of surgeons hostage to force them to accept the donation for a selfish reason when he changes his mind. He does get shot 57 times by bodyguards but other than this, he never got arrested for his actions in that episode.
** Tammy Gueterman is another example. In "The Wedding Squanchers" she gets away with murdering her newlywed husband, Birdperson at the wedding reception when she reveals herself to be an agent for the Galactic Federation and in the process causes a huge massacre resulting in many aliens getting killed or wounded. The episode tries to subvert this by having her put in a situation where Squanchy attempts to overpower her but its double subverted when the next episode reveals that she got out of it alive and unscathed, which implied that she also murdered Squanchy and got away with it. It is unknown whether or not she will receive her comeuppance in a later episode.

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** Morty can be seen as an example. His is overall a good natured kid with a bigger moral compass than Rick but he has committed some crimes on the show himself. Most of Morty's misdeeds on the show have been committed as a result of manipulation from Rick. Morty has killed multiple aliens like Rick has and has also pushed a person down the stairs in a fit of anger resulting in that persons death. Morty is never punished for any of these misdeeds.
** Jerry Smith becomes one in "Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate" when he selfishly tries to wiggle his way out of an organ donation that he agreed to and that donation was towards an alien civil rights leader who positively impacted billions of sentient life forms. Jerry revealed very personal information about the civil right leader to the public, which results in him getting booed and hated by the alien public and he goes as far as [[NotMyFault [[NeverMyFault blaming the alien delegates for the whole thing]] because he was convinced that they forced him to make the donation when he had the option the whole time with a third option presenting itself as a result of Jerry's actions. What makes Jerry more of a Houdini is when he holds an entire room of surgeons hostage to force them to accept the donation for a selfish reason when he changes his mind. He does get shot 57 times by bodyguards but other than this, he never got arrested for his actions in that episode.
** Tammy Gueterman is another example. In "The Wedding Squanchers" she gets away with murdering her newlywed husband, Birdperson at the wedding reception when she reveals herself to be an agent for the Galactic Federation and in the process causes a huge massacre resulting in many aliens getting killed or wounded. The episode tries to subvert this by having her put in a situation where Squanchy attempts to overpower her but its double subverted when the next episode reveals that she got out of it alive and unscathed, which implied that she also murdered Squanchy and got away with it. It is unknown whether or not she will receive her comeuppance in a later episode.episode as she is hinted to be the BigBad of season 3.



** Arthricia is another case. She in "Look Who's Purging Now" shoots Rick in the stomach and steals his ship and suffers no consequences for it. Justified because she revealed that she wanted to use Rick's ship to kill all the rich people who were in charge of the yearly purge that happens on her planet.

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** Arthricia is another case. She in "Look Who's Purging Now" shoots Rick in the stomach and steals his ship while leaving Rick and Morty under the threat of being killed by her planet's villagers and suffers no consequences for it. Justified because she revealed that she wanted to use Rick's ship to kill all the rich people who were in charge of the yearly purge that happens on her planet.planet.
** The Cromulons are the antagonist species of the episode "Get Schwifty" because they host a sadistic reality show called Planet Music in which planets forced on the show have to deliver out songs and music that satisfy the Cromulons and the planets that lose get destroyed. The episode reveals that there were 988 seasons of that show and as a result, thousands of alien planets got destroyed simply because they lost and Earth almost met the same fate but didn't due to the efforts from Rick, Morty, and Ice-T. Despite all of this, the Cromuloms managed to dodge the laser of karma and got away with committing genocide on multiple alien species scot free.
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** Fishy Joe in "The Problem With Popplers" was one of the people responsible for causing the Omicronians to invade Earth the second time around. He sold over 198 billion of the Omicronian's unmatched children for people to eat and he didn't listen to Leela's warning about it. He does panic when they invade but the Omicronians never hold Fishy Joe accountable but instead hold Leela fully reaponsible the crime.

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** Fishy Joe in "The Problem With Popplers" was one of the people responsible for causing the Omicronians to invade Earth the second time around. He sold over 198 billion of the Omicronian's unmatched children for people to eat and he didn't listen to Leela's warning about it. He does panic when they invade but the Omicronians never hold Fishy Joe accountable but instead hold Leela fully reaponsible the crime. Despite Lrrr being a master of DisproportionateRetribution, he apparently forgets to enact such retribution out towards Fishy Joe for his actions.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'': Flapjack is a rare example where the hero protagonist himself is a karma Houdini. Despite being good natured, he does have a crime record on the show such as tricking two people into thinking a sea monster was attacking stormalong and getting them banished, keeping a filthy rat that went on to infect the whole harbor with a plague, and even cheating in a beard competition by turning himself into a fake beard for K'nuckles. It turns out that his guardian, Bubbie believes that Flapjack is an angel who can do no wrong and doesn't even bother with disciplining him when he does something wrong while K'nuckles basically serves as Flapjack's whipping boy, getting all of the punishments that should have been placed on Flapjack
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