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** Out of jealousy, Groundskeeper Willie pulled a prank that ruined the school's medieval fair, and got the wrongly-accused Bart expelled. [[CassandraTruth Not that anyone]] (Except the episode's [[Creator/LiamNeeson guest star]]) [[CassandraTruth believed Bart.]]
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** Skullmaster from ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax''. The heroes [[spoiler: hit the ResetButton seconds before his victory]], but that narrow failure is the only punishment he receives.
5th Nov '16 12:13:34 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** In the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' the Ice Dancers get no comeuppance, other than being forced to watch their sworn enemies ([=MacArthur=] and Sanders) compete in the final leg with the Surfer Dudes (Geoff and Brody) upon their elimination from the show.

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** In the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' the Ice Dancers get no comeuppance, other than being forced to watch their sworn enemies ([=MacArthur=] and Sanders) compete in the final leg with the Surfer Dudes (Geoff and Brody) upon their elimination from the show. Their lack of karma is all the more noticeable considering that the show kept hinting that karma would eventually get them (usually in the form of some of the other victims of their nefarious ways expressing desire in seeing them go down) only to end up [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot not following through on these hints]] as well as how Josee throws a temper tantrum when they lose resulting in her ''destroying part of Central Park'' in the process which at the very least should've gotten her arrested.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
** The Ribble Twins. In one episode send D.W. to the hospital and never get punished. They rarely get punished for pretty much ''anything'' they do. This is likely because their grandma, their only guardian, takes pity on them.
** D.W. has gotten away with messing with Arthur several times, most notably on "Arthur's Big Hit" when she annoys Arthur the whole time and even breaks his model plane.
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
** The Ribble
''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}:The Tibble Twins. In one episode send D.W. to the hospital and never get punished. They rarely get punished for pretty much ''anything'' they do. This is likely because their grandma, their only guardian, takes pity on them.
** D.W. has gotten away with messing with Arthur several times, most notably on "Arthur's Big Hit" when she annoys Arthur the whole time and even breaks his model plane.
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''.
*''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''.
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* The Tibble Twins in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' in one episode send D.W. to the hospital and never get punished. They rarely get punished for pretty much ''anything'' they do. This is likely because their grandma, their only guardian, takes pity on them.

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* The Tibble Twins in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
**The Ribble Twins. In
one episode send D.W. to the hospital and never get punished. They rarely get punished for pretty much ''anything'' they do. This is likely because their grandma, their only guardian, takes pity on them.them.
**D.W. has gotten away with messing with Arthur several times, most notably on "Arthur's Big Hit" when she annoys Arthur the whole time and even breaks his model plane.
4th Nov '16 5:39:05 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** Steve in "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance". He pretty much gets away with going along with Genevieve Vavance's (one of Roger's many personas) bogus news story that he was kidnapped by Hayley in order to get head with a bunch of girls at his school. He manages to expose Roger and clear Hayley's name but he still went ahead and sold her out for ''something she didn't even do'' to begin with.

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** Steve in "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance". He pretty much gets away with going along with Genevieve Vavance's (one of Roger's many personas) bogus news story that he was kidnapped by Hayley in order to get head with a bunch of girls at his school. He In the end, he manages to expose Roger and clear Hayley's name but he still went he's never called out for going ahead and sold selling her out for ''something she didn't even do'' to begin with.with and essentially gets off scot-free (unless you count him not being able to score with the very girls that motivated him to become a sellout).
31st Oct '16 8:08:45 PM merotoker
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** King Koopa from ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''

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** King Koopa from ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''



** [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Shredder and Krang]] from the 1980s edition of ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' (at least until the Red Sky episodes, where they end up stranded in Dimension X with their battle fortress the Technodrome damaged beyond repair)

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** [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Shredder and Krang]] Krang from the 1980s edition of ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' (at least until the Red Sky episodes, where they end up stranded in Dimension X with their battle fortress the Technodrome damaged beyond repair)



*** He finally gets his comeuppance in "Lemonhope Story", when [[spoiler: Lemonhope blows him up with his harp, and Princess Bubblegum sews him and his clone back up as one entity and decides that he's only mentally stable when he's lonely. The new Lemongrab then has to go through a mentally taxing spiritual ordeal in order to ultimately redeem the sins of his past self.]]

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*** He finally gets his comeuppance in "Lemonhope Story", when [[spoiler: Lemonhope blows him up with his harp, and Princess Bubblegum sews him and his clone back up as one entity and decides that he's only mentally stable when he's lonely. The new Lemongrab then has to go through a mentally taxing spiritual ordeal in order to ultimately redeem the sins of his past self.]]self]].



** Hayley and Jeff con Stan out of $50,000 which was supposed to be her wedding fund, something that Stan actually approved of. Only for him to find them a month later whoring Jeff out in the desert (they blew through the money running away from Roger but Stan didnít know that). Due to the circumstances of the episode Stan welcomed them back into his house. However Hayley and Jeff made entirely no effort to contribute to the point of causing financial troubles by staying up late while blasting the TV keeping Stan up, and eating excessively. The Aesop of the episode ended up being how Stan should let Hayley and Jeff mooch off of him because of how low minimum wage is. Later episodes shows that her family sees her as little more than an irresponsible [[ManChild woman child]] and have resigned themselves to the fact that they will be taking care of her for the rest of their lives. Though even in that episode, she and Steve ended up being Karma Houdinis.

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** Hayley and Jeff con Stan out of $50,000 which was supposed to be her wedding fund, something that Stan actually approved of. Only for him to find them a month later whoring Jeff out in the desert (they blew through the money running away from Roger but Stan didnít know that). Due to the circumstances of the episode Stan welcomed them back into his house. However Hayley and Jeff made entirely no effort to contribute to the point of causing financial troubles by staying up late while blasting the TV keeping Stan up, and eating excessively. The Aesop of the episode ended up being how Stan should let Hayley and Jeff mooch off of him because of how low minimum wage is. Later episodes shows show that her family sees her as little more than an irresponsible [[ManChild woman child]] and have resigned themselves to the fact that they will be taking care of her for the rest of their lives. Though even in that episode, she and Steve ended up being Karma Houdinis.



* Miranda in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''. She's easily ''the'' best example of an AlphaBitch, regularly manipulating people to do terrible things or even ''trying'' to sabotage plans and getting away with it. Miranda never really gets any comeuppance from the series, and is even EasilyForgiven for trying to get Ginger ''sent away'' so she and Mipsy can get closer to Courtney.

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* Miranda in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''. She's ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''.
** Miranda's
easily ''the'' best example of an AlphaBitch, regularly manipulating people to do terrible things or even ''trying'' to sabotage plans and getting away with it. Miranda never really gets any comeuppance from the series, and is even EasilyForgiven for trying to get Ginger ''sent away'' so she and Mipsy can get closer to Courtney.



** Fire Lord Sozin murdered his best friend [[spoiler:[[EvilFormerFriend Avatar Roku]]]] through inaction, led an [[LastOfHisKind almost complete genocide]], drove a number of species towards extinction ([[spoiler:the flying bison, the dragons, and the flying lemurs are down to a handful if that]]), burned at least one army and village to a crisp, and conquered a sizable chunk of Eurasia-sized Earth Kingdom in his lifetime. After all that, he... died peacefully in his sleep, ''[[MethuselahSyndrome at the age of 102]]'', likely in the comfort of his palace, revered at large. ''And'' he got a comet named after him, a continued family-line on the throne, and a nation dedicated to his honor and wishes. {{Downplayed}} in that he came to [[HeelRealization realize]] everything he did [[WasItReallyWorthIt really wasn't worth all the pain and betrayal]] and died a somber man regretting what he had done, [[LonelyAtTheTop unable to enjoy his successes]] and [[HeelFaceDoorSlam make amends]] -- though the world let him off, his conscience didn't.

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** Fire Lord Sozin murdered his best friend [[spoiler:[[EvilFormerFriend Avatar Roku]]]] through inaction, led an [[LastOfHisKind almost complete genocide]], drove a number of species towards extinction ([[spoiler:the flying bison, the dragons, and the flying lemurs are down to a handful if that]]), burned at least one army and village to a crisp, and conquered a sizable chunk of Eurasia-sized Earth Kingdom in his lifetime. After all that, he... died peacefully in his sleep, ''[[MethuselahSyndrome at the age of 102]]'', likely in the comfort of his palace, revered at large. ''And'' he got a comet named after him, a continued family-line on the throne, and a nation dedicated to his honor and wishes. {{Downplayed}} {{Downplayed|Trope}} in that he came to [[HeelRealization realize]] everything he did [[WasItReallyWorthIt really wasn't worth all the pain and betrayal]] and died a somber man regretting what he had done, [[LonelyAtTheTop unable to enjoy his successes]] and [[HeelFaceDoorSlam make amends]] -- though the world let him off, his conscience didn't.



* Coach Buzzcut from ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead''. In fact, when he ordered his students to beat a new student for no reason, did not receive any punishment.

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* Coach Buzzcut from ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead''.''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. In fact, when he ordered his students to beat a new student for no reason, did not receive any punishment.



** Will Harrangue was infamous for this in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. Aside from being a blatant HateSink, his first episode had him build a giant robot with his face on it and use it to shoot missiles at the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument on live TV, all for the purpose of [[WouldHurtAChild killing a 15 year-old teenager]]. Not only does he not get arrested for it (even though he admitted on TV that he was the one who did it), but he is not even punished later on in the series. The writers finally got the memo in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', where [[ButtMonkey he started to get everything in the face]], eventually resulting in [[spoiler:him [[KarmicTransformation being turned into an alien.]]]]

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** Will Harrangue was infamous for this in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. Aside from being a blatant HateSink, his first episode had him build a giant robot with his face on it and use it to shoot missiles at the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument on live TV, all for the purpose of [[WouldHurtAChild killing a 15 year-old teenager]]. Not only does he not get arrested for it (even though he admitted on TV that he was the one who did it), but he is not even punished later on in the series. The writers finally got the memo in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', where [[ButtMonkey he started to get everything in the face]], eventually resulting in [[spoiler:him [[KarmicTransformation being turned into an alien.]]]]alien]]]].



** The Wuncler family manages to get away with all of their wrongdoings due to [[BigBad Ed Wuncler Sr.]] being an amoral CorruptCorporateExecutive. Ed Wuncler Sr. has done many deplorable acts such as using slave labor, having his grandson break into homes to promote his security system, and conspiring with terrorists to [[MakesSenseinContext plan an attack on one of his own buildings.]] And the one time he was about to be arrested, President Barack Obama himself called to let him off the hook. His grandson Ed the Third and his friend Gin Rummy regularly commit crimes (despite Ed already being rich) like armed robbery, burglary, and kidnapping, but since Ed Sr. owns the police they never receive any comeuppance.

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** The Wuncler family manages to get away with all of their wrongdoings due to [[BigBad Ed Wuncler Sr.]] being an amoral CorruptCorporateExecutive. Ed Wuncler Sr. has done many deplorable acts such as using slave labor, having his grandson break into homes to promote his security system, and conspiring with terrorists to [[MakesSenseinContext [[ItMakesSenseinContext plan an attack on one of his own buildings.]] And the one time he was about to be arrested, President Barack Obama himself called to let him off the hook. His grandson Ed the Third and his friend Gin Rummy regularly commit crimes (despite Ed already being rich) like armed robbery, burglary, and kidnapping, but since Ed Sr. owns the police they never receive any comeuppance.



* [[ChaoticNeutral Dan]] of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has committed numerous crimes and morally questionable acts in his many [[DisproportionateRetribution quests for revenge]] against those he feels has slighted him. He blew up an animal shelter [[JerkWithaHeartOfGold (although he made sure to evacuate the animals first)]] because the animals made too much noise at night, gave everyone in Bakersfield vertigo in an attempt to reduce traffic, and buried all of Canada in an avalanche which they never recovered from (which he later felt somewhat guilty about) [[MakesSenseInContext because he blamed them for falling into syrup]]. He never suffers any real comeuppance for his actions, which is partially justified by that fact that most times the people/places he gets his revenge on are even ''worse'' than he is.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''
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[[ChaoticNeutral Dan]] of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has committed numerous crimes and morally questionable acts in his many [[DisproportionateRetribution quests for revenge]] against those he feels has slighted him. He blew up an animal shelter [[JerkWithaHeartOfGold (although he made sure to evacuate the animals first)]] because the animals made too much noise at night, gave everyone in Bakersfield vertigo in an attempt to reduce traffic, and buried all of Canada in an avalanche which they never recovered from (which he later felt somewhat guilty about) [[MakesSenseInContext [[ItMakesSenseInContext because he blamed them for falling into syrup]]. He never suffers any real comeuppance for his actions, which is partially justified by that fact that most times the people/places he gets his revenge on are even ''worse'' than he is.is.
** In the penultimate episode "Dan vs. The Family Cruise", Carla the Ship Instructor leaves Dan, Chris, Elise and her family locked up on a boat, while she and the other passengers escape. Luckily, this episode turns out to be Dan's prediction of what it would look if he joined Elise and her family on the cruise. Much is not known about her in the actual reality where Dan is left behind at Elise's house.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does this a lot, especially with Stewie. However, that's not uncommon, being a series infamous for tangential gags and a tenuous sense of accountability at best. However, it does [[SubvertedTrope somewhat subvert]] this trope in "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing," where Peter [[spoiler:blows up a children's hospital to get rid of an Anheuser-Busch beer ad.]] No more mention is made of the incident until the end, when his boss tells him [[spoiler:he's going to jail. "You just blew up a children's hospital! You thought people would ''forget'' about that?"]] Although his only punishment is to go to jail until "[[MediumAwareness next Sunday at nine]]".[[note]]In fact, that would be the last new ''Family Guy'' for three months.[[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does this a lot, especially with Stewie. However, that's not uncommon, being a series infamous for tangential gags and a tenuous sense of accountability at best. However, it does [[SubvertedTrope somewhat subvert]] this trope in "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing," where Peter [[spoiler:blows up a children's hospital to get rid of an Anheuser-Busch beer ad.]] ad]]. No more mention is made of the incident until the end, when his boss tells him [[spoiler:he's going to jail. "You just blew up a children's hospital! You thought people would ''forget'' about that?"]] Although his only punishment is to go to jail until "[[MediumAwareness next Sunday at nine]]".[[note]]In fact, that would be the last new ''Family Guy'' for three months.[[/note]]



** In the midst of that prank, Peter stated as his last words that he didn't like the kids. The rest of the episode follows Peter trying to win back the love of the children. After failing in all his attempts, he decides to bribe them with an {{Xbox 360}} but doesn't even let them enjoy that as he hogs it for himself.
** This why so many people hate the gay marriage episode (among other things) as well as Brian: Brian took the mayor hostage (who, earlier in the episode, illegalized gay marriage) and forced him to re-legalize it. Not only did Brian succeed, but he never got any punishment for this.
*** While Brian's methods were wrong, Adam West [[SleazyPolitician had started the gay ban]] [[{{Scandalgate}} only to distract the public from the Dig 'Em scandal at the beginning of the episode]], and would have gotten away with it otherwise, incidentally enough. West even made clear to Brian that he only let Brian get away because Brian's actions made the gay ban no longer needed as a distraction.

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** In the midst of that prank, Peter stated as his last words that he didn't like the kids. The rest of the episode follows Peter trying to win back the love of the children. After failing in all his attempts, he decides to bribe them with an {{Xbox 360}} UsefulNotes/XBox360 but doesn't even let them enjoy that as he hogs it for himself.
** This why so many people hate the gay marriage episode (among other things) as well as Brian: Brian took the mayor hostage (who, earlier in the episode, illegalized gay marriage) and forced him to re-legalize it. Not only did Brian succeed, but he never got any punishment for this.
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this. While Brian's methods were wrong, Adam West [[SleazyPolitician had started the gay ban]] [[{{Scandalgate}} only to distract the public from the Dig 'Em scandal at the beginning of the episode]], and would have gotten away with it otherwise, incidentally enough. West even made clear to Brian that he only let Brian get away because Brian's actions made the gay ban no longer needed as a distraction.



*** Karma even misses its mark with Glenn when it [[LaserGuidedKarma tries to hit him]]. One recent episode had Glenn be magically turned into a woman, and it at first seems like he/she will see what it's like when the shoe is on the other foot, but in the end he/she just takes advantage by becoming a {{les|Yay}}bian. To make matters worse, he was only SEEN as a woman by everyone else, so technically, if only to himself [[StatusQuoIsGod he's still a straight male rapist]] (I.e. he still has a penis, which makes his rape even worse, undercover straight raping lesbians).

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*** Karma even misses its mark with Glenn when it [[LaserGuidedKarma tries to hit him]]. One recent episode had Glenn be magically turned into a woman, and it at first seems like he/she will see what it's like when the shoe is on the other foot, but in the end he/she just takes advantage by becoming a {{les|Yay}}bian. To make matters worse, he was only SEEN as a woman by everyone else, so technically, if only to himself [[StatusQuoIsGod he's still a straight male rapist]] (I.e. he still has a penis, which makes his rape even worse, undercover straight raping lesbians).



* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'': In the penultimate episode "Dan vs. The Family Cruise", Carla the Ship Instructor leaves Dan, Chris, Elise and her family locked up on a boat, while she and the other passengers escape. Luckily, this episode turns out to be Dan's prediction of what it would look if he joined Elise and her family on the cruise. Much is not known about her in the actual reality where Dan is left behind at Elise's house.



** Leela gets this in "Yo Leela Leela" but it's ultimately PlayedWith. After failing to make up a good story to tell the orphans at the Orphanarium, Leela goes off in the ship to her "quiet place." After coming back and telling the kids the story a television producer, who was testing new shows on the kids there, gives Leela her own show called Rumbledy-Hump. After Leela's show has become a major success it's revealed that her quiet place is [[WriteWhatYouKnow a planet inhabited by the characters from the show and she has been ripping off their lives.]] Leela starts feeling guilty for what she has done and takes the television producer, the orphans, and the rest of the main cast to the planet to confess what she has done. The characters start to berate her for lying and exploiting the lives of the innocence inhabitants until the television producers points out that this can work in his favor. The inhabitants of the planet are now the actors for the show itself, meaning they get paid and can now afford a better lifestyle. All of the orphans have been adopted and are now the crew of the show, meaning they now have a home, food, money, and a dad who takes care of them. Everyone is grateful to Leela for what she did. Leela, on the other hand, is horrified that she has gotten away scot-free and by the end of the episode she starts ''begging'' to be punished. And of course it never comes.

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** Leela gets this in "Yo Leela Leela" but it's ultimately PlayedWith.[[PlayingWithATrope played with]]. After failing to make up a good story to tell the orphans at the Orphanarium, Leela goes off in the ship to her "quiet place." After coming back and telling the kids the story a television producer, who was testing new shows on the kids there, gives Leela her own show called Rumbledy-Hump. After Leela's show has become a major success it's revealed that her quiet place is [[WriteWhatYouKnow a planet inhabited by the characters from the show and she has been ripping off their lives.]] Leela starts feeling guilty for what she has done and takes the television producer, the orphans, and the rest of the main cast to the planet to confess what she has done. The characters start to berate her for lying and exploiting the lives of the innocence inhabitants until the television producers points out that this can work in his favor. The inhabitants of the planet are now the actors for the show itself, meaning they get paid and can now afford a better lifestyle. All of the orphans have been adopted and are now the crew of the show, meaning they now have a home, food, money, and a dad who takes care of them. Everyone is grateful to Leela for what she did. Leela, on the other hand, is horrified that she has gotten away scot-free and by the end of the episode she starts ''begging'' to be punished. And of course it never comes.



** In the Homecoming episode, Bonnie cheats her way into being the Queen (who should've been Kim) and kisses Ron right in front of Kim's eyes, and then spends the entire episode just whining. Apparently, her punishment is a cute boyfriend in her own league. Bah... She does get hers in the [[GrandFinale finale]], sort of: [[spoiler: She finds out that because she skipped too many classes during her senior year, she can't graduate until she makes it up in summer school.]]

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** In the Homecoming episode, Bonnie cheats her way into being the Queen (who should've been Kim) and kisses Ron right in front of Kim's eyes, and then spends the entire episode just whining. Apparently, her punishment is a cute boyfriend in her own league. Bah... She does get hers in the [[GrandFinale finale]], sort of: [[spoiler: She finds out that because she skipped too many classes during her senior year, she can't graduate until she makes it up in summer school.]]school]].



** John Redcorn definitely qualifies as this. He screwed Dale's wife the entire time they were married, and acted like a passive-aggressive {{Jerkass}} to Dale half the time. He was a complete womanizer and had God knows how many illegitimate children that he refuses to support. When Nancy broke up with him, he still kept trying to steal her and Joseph from Dale. He never received any real comeuppance, and Dale [[WhatanIdiot was never the wiser]].

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** John Redcorn definitely qualifies as this. He screwed Dale's wife the entire time they were married, and acted like a passive-aggressive {{Jerkass}} to Dale half the time. He was a complete womanizer and had God knows how many illegitimate children that he refuses to support. When Nancy broke up with him, he still kept trying to steal her and Joseph from Dale. He never received any real comeuppance, and Dale [[WhatanIdiot [[WhatAnIdiot was never the wiser]].



** Book Three has [[spoiler:Suyin Bei Fong, the long lost younger half sister of Lin Bei Fong, who as a teen dabbled in crime, which led to her scarring Lin's face, albeit accidentally, when Lin busted her for a robbery she took part in, but instead of going to jail their mother, then Metal Bending Police Chief Toph Bei Fong, covered up the whole thing and then sent Suyin to live with her grandparents. Some time later, Suyin struck out on her own, walked the Earth, got involved in God knows how many different crimes and misdemeanors, but her past misdeeds are apparently forgiven because she helped build a city, had a family and reconciled with mama Toph. Since Suyin never did any actual jail time or suffered any other known punishment for her crimes Lin held a grudge against her for years, much to Suyin's annoyance, since the only thing that apparently kept her otherwise ideal life from being truly "perfect" was that Lin refused to be a part of it.]] Again, Book Four subverted this quite harshly, with [[spoiler:her surrogate daughter rebelling against her along with a good chunk of her security forces and eldest son, Zaofu being conquered by Kuvira, her entire family being imprisoned bar Opal and Baatar Jr, then nearly losing her daughter and eldest son]].

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** Book Three has [[spoiler:Suyin Bei Fong, the long lost younger half sister of Lin Bei Fong, who as a teen dabbled in crime, which led to her scarring Lin's face, albeit accidentally, when Lin busted her for a robbery she took part in, but instead of going to jail their mother, then Metal Bending Police Chief Toph Bei Fong, covered up the whole thing and then sent Suyin to live with her grandparents. Some time later, Suyin struck out on her own, walked the Earth, got involved in God knows how many different crimes and misdemeanors, but her past misdeeds are apparently forgiven because she helped build a city, had a family and reconciled with mama Toph. Since Suyin never did any actual jail time or suffered any other known punishment for her crimes Lin held a grudge against her for years, much to Suyin's annoyance, since the only thing that apparently kept her otherwise ideal life from being truly "perfect" was that Lin refused to be a part of it.]] it]]. Again, Book Four subverted this quite harshly, with [[spoiler:her surrogate daughter rebelling against her along with a good chunk of her security forces and eldest son, Zaofu being conquered by Kuvira, her entire family being imprisoned bar Opal and Baatar Jr, then nearly losing her daughter and eldest son]].



* While the ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' is a superhero, he's also extremely mischivous. Examples include destroying the city's statues, fully robbing a bakery, messing with Loutenant Kellaway while he's on an important mission and others. In one episode someone got a document listing all of his crimes... but he quickly destroyed it with a trick before said man could read them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheMask''
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While the ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' protagonist is a superhero, he's also extremely mischivous. mischievous. Examples include destroying the city's statues, fully robbing a bakery, messing with Loutenant Lieutenant Kellaway while he's on an important mission and others. In one episode someone got a document listing all of his crimes... but he quickly destroyed it with a trick before said man could read them.



** [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer]] manages to be the first ever ArcVillain of a two-parter to escape punishment and be left ready to strike another day. [[spoiler: Although the Mane Six reveal her plan and with the help of their new friends are able to recover their cutie marks, she successfully loses them through a series of caverns. Time will tell if this allows her to graduate from two-episode villain to a season-long BigBad.]][[spoiler: The latter turns out to be true, As Starlight Glimmer returns in the Season 5 Finale as the BigBad, seeking revenge on Twilight and her friends by altering the past. It doesn't work, but Starlight undergoes a HeelFaceTurn and on top of it, becomes a SixthRanger for the Mane Six.]]

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** [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer]] manages to be the first ever ArcVillain of a two-parter to escape punishment and be left ready to strike another day. [[spoiler: Although the Mane Six reveal her plan and with the help of their new friends are able to recover their cutie marks, she successfully loses them through a series of caverns. Time will tell if this allows her to graduate from two-episode villain to a season-long BigBad.]][[spoiler: The latter turns out to be true, As Starlight Glimmer returns in the Season 5 Finale as the BigBad, seeking revenge on Twilight and her friends by altering the past. It doesn't work, but Starlight undergoes a HeelFaceTurn and on top of it, becomes a SixthRanger for the Mane Six.]]



* Scratcher from ''RudolphAndFrostysChristmasInJuly''. A reject Reindeer who was going to be a part of Santa's reindeer to pull his sled but was replaced by Rudolph and imprisioned for unknown reasons. In the film, he works with [[BigBad Winterbolt]] to frame and blackmail Rudolph into appearing guilty of a crime to his friends. Afterwards, Scratcher never appeared again or was mentioned again.

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* Scratcher from ''RudolphAndFrostysChristmasInJuly''. A reject Reindeer who was going to be a part of Santa's reindeer to pull his sled but was replaced by Rudolph and imprisioned imprisoned for unknown reasons. In the film, he works with [[BigBad Winterbolt]] to frame and blackmail Rudolph into appearing guilty of a crime to his friends. Afterwards, Scratcher never appeared again or was mentioned again.



* [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Charles]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Montgomery]] [[CardCarryingVillain Burns]], from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', is the character pictured with {{Satan}} on the main page. One of the most infamous examples of his karma evasion is the end of "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E5HomerVsDignity Homer vs. Dignity]]".
** He exploits Homer's desperation for money by making the guy into a prank monkey to the point of having him dress up as a panda that gets raped by another panda. Then he dresses up like Santa Claus and throws buckets of fish guts into the crowd during a Thanksgiving parade. Remember, Burns is the guy who took over Springfield's television stations to [[SadisticChoice try to make the residents take a teddy bear from a baby]] in "Rosebud", made employees who quit and later retake their jobs crawl through a narrow tunnel so that they can come out with Burns looking down on them in "Maggie Makes Three", sent vicious attack dogs after hungry children who try to steal food that Burns would have otherwise disposed of in "Bart vs. Thanksgiving", took advantage of legal loopholes that allowed him to steal from schools and wreck old folks' homes and then proceeded to block sunlight from Springfield until it took him getting SHOT for the device blocking said sunlight to be wrecked in "Who Shot Mr. Burns", and in "Curse of the Flying Hellfish" [[MoralEventHorizon attempted to drown Bart]] [[DisproportionateRetribution for no apparent reason other than that Bart insulted him.]] And none of these evil deeds make any apparent dent in his prominence or power or wealth at all. [[NegativeContinuity Well, at least not permanent ones.]]
*** One episode had Burns lose his memory, and then be passed around to all the people in town to do with him as they will. It seems set up for Burns to FINALLY get his comeuppance, and for a short while he does, but he soon regains his memory, sets out to get his revenge on the entire town for what they did to him, and worst of all, near the end he tries to have a PetTheDog moment and it very nearly kills him, revealing that the massive amounts of hatred he has and evil he causes is the only reason Burns is still alive, giving him an excuse for his former and future actions!

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
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[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Charles]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Montgomery]] [[CardCarryingVillain Burns]], from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', from, is the character pictured with {{Satan}} on the main page. One of the most infamous examples of his karma evasion is the end of "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E5HomerVsDignity Homer vs. Dignity]]".
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Dignity]]". He exploits Homer's desperation for money by making the guy into a prank monkey to the point of having him dress up as a panda that gets raped by another panda. Then he dresses up like Santa Claus and throws buckets of fish guts into the crowd during a Thanksgiving parade. Remember, Burns is the guy who took over Springfield's television stations to [[SadisticChoice try to make the residents take a teddy bear from a baby]] in "Rosebud", made employees who quit and later retake their jobs crawl through a narrow tunnel so that they can come out with Burns looking down on them in "Maggie Makes Three", sent vicious attack dogs after hungry children who try to steal food that Burns would have otherwise disposed of in "Bart vs. Thanksgiving", took advantage of legal loopholes that allowed him to steal from schools and wreck old folks' homes and then proceeded to block sunlight from Springfield until it took him getting SHOT for the device blocking said sunlight to be wrecked in "Who Shot Mr. Burns", and in "Curse of the Flying Hellfish" [[MoralEventHorizon attempted to drown Bart]] [[DisproportionateRetribution for no apparent reason other than that Bart insulted him.]] And none of these evil deeds make any apparent dent in his prominence or power or wealth at all. [[NegativeContinuity Well, at least not permanent ones.]]
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One episode had Burns lose his memory, and then be passed around to all the people in town to do with him as they will. It seems set up for Burns to FINALLY get his comeuppance, and for a short while he does, but he soon regains his memory, sets out to get his revenge on the entire town for what they did to him, and worst of all, near the end he tries to have a PetTheDog moment and it very nearly kills him, revealing that the massive amounts of hatred he has and evil he causes is the only reason Burns is still alive, giving him an excuse for his former and future actions!



** Lisa herself often performs negligent, selfish or outright cruel deeds such as in "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister" or even indirectly causing many deaths in "The D'ohcial Network". She belittles other people including her family and regularly treats Bart like crap, provoked or not. [[CanonSue Not only does she not face any consequences for most of it, learn a lesson or even get called out or treated as anything other than perfect]] [[CreatorsPet but several characters that are usually good at getting away with misdeeds have their houdini card revoked if they dare to upset Lisa]]

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** Lisa [[SoapboxSadie Lisa]] herself often performs negligent, selfish or outright cruel deeds such as in "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister" or even indirectly causing many deaths in "The D'ohcial Network". She belittles other people including her family and regularly treats Bart like crap, provoked or not. [[CanonSue Not only does she not face any consequences for most of it, learn a lesson or even get called out or treated as anything other than perfect]] [[CreatorsPet but several characters that are usually good at getting away with misdeeds have their houdini card revoked if they dare to upset Lisa]]Lisa]].



* ComicBook/NormanOsborn in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. In the ''first episode'' he has stolen the design for Adrian Toomes' flying technology, denied him a deal and made it so that Toomes has no way to make money off his invention. [[BadBoss He verbally abuses Dr. Otto Octavious]] [[AbusiveParents and his son]]; he also is responsible for creating most of the series super villains. What really takes the cake? [[spoiler: [[AbusiveParent He breaks his son's leg to frame said son for being the Green Goblin]], and turned out to be the one who blew up Dr. Octavious, making him become Dr. Octopus. He also started a gang war over the information on how to create an army of Rhinos, and made millions risk free. So at the end of the series when his identity is revealed and he apparently dies, does he get his comeuppance? Nope; turns out he faked his death and is now going on an airplane to lay low for a while, while his son (who believes Norman wasn't in control of himself as the Green Goblin) vows vengeance on Spider-Man and his identity was never revealed to the police.]] That is not even a full list of his evil deeds in the series, and he still gets away with little more than a minor inconvenience.
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* ComicBook/NormanOsborn in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. In the ''first episode'' he has stolen the design for Adrian Toomes' flying technology, denied him a deal and made it so that Toomes has no way to make money off his invention. [[BadBoss He verbally abuses Dr. Otto Octavious]] [[AbusiveParents and his son]]; he also is responsible for creating most of the series super villains. What really takes the cake? [[spoiler: [[AbusiveParent [[AbusiveParents He breaks his son's leg to frame said son for being the Green Goblin]], and turned out to be the one who blew up Dr. Octavious, making him become Dr. Octopus. He also started a gang war over the information on how to create an army of Rhinos, and made millions risk free. So at the end of the series when his identity is revealed and he apparently dies, does he get his comeuppance? Nope; turns out he faked his death and is now going on an airplane to lay low for a while, while his son (who believes Norman wasn't in control of himself as the Green Goblin) vows vengeance on Spider-Man and his identity was never revealed to the police.]] That is not even a full list of his evil deeds in the series, and he still gets away with little more than a minor inconvenience.
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** Squidward has gotten away with a few bad deeds himself. Though Spongebob snaps at him, he receives little punishment for treating Spongebob like a slave in 'Can You Spare a Dime?', just his dead-end job back. He also got away with causing trouble in 'Gullible Pants', with Spongebob getting punished for doing every misdeed that Squid told him to do along with harassing the poor sponge in 'Grandma's Kisses'. These days, however, some of the things he's gotten away with are due to revenge for his own unwarranted abuse.

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** Squidward has gotten away with a few bad deeds himself. Though Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] snaps at him, he receives little punishment for treating Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] like a slave in 'Can You Spare a Dime?', just his dead-end job back. He also got away with causing trouble in 'Gullible Pants', with Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] getting punished for doing every misdeed that Squid told him to do along with harassing the poor sponge in 'Grandma's Kisses'. These days, however, some of the things he's gotten away with are due to revenge for his own unwarranted abuse.



* [[StarWarsTheCloneWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars]] has Hondo Ohnaka. He's not the most evil villain in the Star Wars universe but he's still a pretty unscrupulous one who's willing to smuggle illegal weapons, kidnap and extort, threaten an entire planet of pacifist aliens, attack Jedi younglings, execute entertainers he finds boring, and do almost anything for a profit. And despite not being the most powerful or resourceful villain, he still ends up having the good fortune to turn the tables on and humiliate all of his opponents, including people as powerful as Count Dooku, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, and General Grievous. Even when he's attacking and trying to kill Jedi younglings, there's always a convenient plot twist that enables him to side with the Jedi against [[EnemyMine a greater enemy]] and come out smelling like a rose, despite all of his past offenses. Usually, the worst that might happen to him is that his plans will get foiled and he'll suffer a huge loss of profits but Hondo himself will never suffer much, if any, comeuppance.

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* [[StarWarsTheCloneWars ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars]] Wars]]'' has Hondo Ohnaka. He's not the most evil villain in the Star Wars universe but he's still a pretty unscrupulous one who's willing to smuggle illegal weapons, kidnap and extort, threaten an entire planet of pacifist aliens, attack Jedi younglings, execute entertainers he finds boring, and do almost anything for a profit. And despite not being the most powerful or resourceful villain, he still ends up having the good fortune to turn the tables on and humiliate all of his opponents, including people as powerful as Count Dooku, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, and General Grievous. Even when he's attacking and trying to kill Jedi younglings, there's always a convenient plot twist that enables him to side with the Jedi against [[EnemyMine a greater enemy]] and come out smelling like a rose, despite all of his past offenses. Usually, the worst that might happen to him is that his plans will get foiled and he'll suffer a huge loss of profits but Hondo himself will never suffer much, if any, comeuppance.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'': Agent Bishop, a {{Well Intentioned|Extremist}} anti-alien government agent who in his first appearance kidnaps the turtles, prolongs an invasion of Earth via inaction, and is revealed to have tortured turtle ally Leatherhead--and that's just the beginning--is not punished for it; in fact, as revealed in the show's sixth season, set one hundred years in the future, the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld long-lived]] Bishop eventually becomes ''President of the [[TheFederation Galactic U.N.]]'' While karma plays around with him a bit during the course of the series--much to his chagrin, his actions accidentally endanger Earth more than once, and it is revealed that he loses his then-best friend sometime down the line--he himself gets off scot-free.
** He does have that whole HeelFaceTurn thing. Even the turtles are a bit shocked when he suddenly reveals he's become a good guy, and is no longer racist.
** "Bishop's Gambit" is the only episode where Bishop has lost.
* [[TheJinx Jinx]] from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' spends most of the series being a stereotypical villain with her power over bad luck. After her meeting with [[ChivalrousPervert Kid Flash]] she decides [[HeelFaceTurn evil isn't so much fun]] and becomes an honorary Titan. Nobody ever mentions her large string of breaking and entering, theft, and assault.
** In part, she could be excused (at least some of those times) because Brother Blood [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed her]].

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* [[TheJinx Jinx]] from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' spends most of the series being a stereotypical villain with her power over bad luck. After her meeting with [[ChivalrousPervert Kid Flash]] she decides [[HeelFaceTurn evil isn't so much fun]] and becomes an honorary Titan. Nobody ever mentions her large string of breaking and entering, theft, and assault. In part, she could be excused (at least some of those times) because Brother Blood [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed her]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'': Agent Bishop, a {{Well Intentioned|Extremist}} anti-alien government agent who in his first appearance kidnaps the turtles, prolongs an invasion of Earth via inaction, and is revealed to have tortured turtle ally Leatherhead--and that's just the beginning--is not punished for it; in fact, as revealed in the show's sixth season, set one hundred years in the future, the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld long-lived]] Bishop eventually becomes ''President of the [[TheFederation Galactic U.N.]]'' While karma plays around with him a bit during the course of the series--much to his chagrin, his actions accidentally endanger Earth more than once, and it is revealed that he loses his then-best friend sometime down the line--he himself gets off scot-free.
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scot-free. He does have that whole HeelFaceTurn thing. Even the turtles are a bit shocked when he suddenly reveals he's become a good guy, and is no longer racist.
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racist. "Bishop's Gambit" is the only episode where Bishop has lost.
* [[TheJinx Jinx]] from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' spends most of the series being a stereotypical villain with her power over bad luck. After her meeting with [[ChivalrousPervert Kid Flash]] she decides [[HeelFaceTurn evil isn't so much fun]] and becomes an honorary Titan. Nobody ever mentions her large string of breaking and entering, theft, and assault.
** In part, she could be excused (at least some of those times) because Brother Blood [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed her]].
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* [[BountyHunter Lockdown]] from ''TransformersAnimated'', who keeps '[[OrganTheft trophies]]' of his prey, is the reason [[spoiler:Ratchet had to wipe Arcee's mind, killed his (and Prowl's mentor)]], and in his final appearance in the series he escapes scott-free from the Autobots... and then the series was cancelled. Hmm.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'': In the "Go Go Gophers" segments, we never see the Gopher Indians get any kind of come-uppance. Of course, this is mostly due to the blatant incompetence of the two coyote cowboys that are going after them.

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* [[BountyHunter Lockdown]] from ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', who keeps '[[OrganTheft trophies]]' of his prey, is the reason [[spoiler:Ratchet had to wipe Arcee's mind, killed his (and Prowl's mentor)]], and in his final appearance in the series he escapes scott-free from the Autobots... and then the series was cancelled. Hmm.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'':
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In the "Go Go Gophers" segments, we never see the Gopher Indians get any kind of come-uppance. Of course, this is mostly due to the blatant incompetence of the two coyote cowboys that are going after them.



* Fenkman from ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones''
** Also, Lenny and Denny, the school bullies, cheat in a competition and get no punishment.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'', several villains were allowed to get away with what they did if [[WellIntentionedExtremist their intentions were good]] and/or if "nobody got hurt." The most {{egregious}} example was the Scooby Snack Monster, who, despite actively trying to ''kill'' several characters over the course of the episode, was forgiven instantly because she was trying to protect her father's factory.
** There was also the roller ghoster. This one sabotaged theme park rides, and very nearly killed Shaggy and Scooby if they didn't manage to their slingshot sphere rolling away from that cliff side and got Fred, Velma and Daphne minced by the fan from the wind tunnel. She got away scott free because nobody was hurt from it, despite the fact that a lot of villains besides her have been convicted and hauled off for much less.
*** Although Velma did figure out who the culprit was because, according to her and the man who fixed all the sabotaged rides, they looked dangerous but actually couldn't hurt anybody, which meant the "ghost" wasn't malicious after all. She still did cause a lot of trouble, not the least of which was letting the customers on the sabotaged rides think they were in serious danger....

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* Fenkman from ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones''
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''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones''. Also, Lenny and Denny, the school bullies, cheat in a competition and get no punishment.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'', several villains were allowed to get away with what they did if [[WellIntentionedExtremist their intentions were good]] and/or if "nobody got hurt." "
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The most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example was the Scooby Snack Monster, who, despite actively trying to ''kill'' several characters over the course of the episode, was forgiven instantly because she was trying to protect her father's factory.
** There was also the roller ghoster. This one sabotaged theme park rides, and very nearly killed Shaggy and Scooby if they didn't manage to their slingshot sphere rolling away from that cliff side and got Fred, Velma and Daphne minced by the fan from the wind tunnel. She got away scott free because nobody was hurt from it, despite the fact that a lot of villains besides her have been convicted and hauled off for much less.
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less. Although Velma did figure out who the culprit was because, according to her and the man who fixed all the sabotaged rides, they looked dangerous but actually couldn't hurt anybody, which meant the "ghost" wasn't malicious after all. She still did cause a lot of trouble, not the least of which was letting the customers on the sabotaged rides think they were in serious danger....



** The town's corrupt sheriff Terrorbull, who has a secret identity as the criminal The Masked Bull, eventually gets some form of comeuppance in "No Face to Hide" when he is forced to leave town because of losing a wager with Marshal Moo Montana over who can catch Shock Holliday, but Mayor Bulloney promises to soon find a way to get Sherrif Terrorbull back to Cowtown, subsequent episodes show Terrorbull becoming the sherrif of a new town called Lonesome Gulch, and the town ultimately never finds out that he's secretly the Masked Bull and has conspired with Mayor Bulloney on some of his misdeeds.

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** The town's corrupt sheriff Terrorbull, who has a secret identity as the criminal The Masked Bull, eventually gets some form of comeuppance in "No Face to Hide" when he is forced to leave town because of losing a wager with Marshal Moo Montana over who can catch Shock Holliday, but Mayor Bulloney promises to soon find a way to get Sherrif Sherriff Terrorbull back to Cowtown, subsequent episodes show Terrorbull becoming the sherrif sheriff of a new town called Lonesome Gulch, and the town ultimately never finds out that he's secretly the Masked Bull and has conspired with Mayor Bulloney on some of his misdeeds.



* SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. He not only attempted to murder all humans and make mutants the dominant species and then publicly revealed the existence of mutants to the world which led to most mutants suffering discrimination and harassment from humans, but was also an incredibly [[AbusiveParents abusive father]]. He manipulated his son, constantly putting him in danger to further his schemes, and {{Mind Rape}}d his daughter [[FalseMemories into believing he was a caring and loving father to her]] after he left her at an abusive asylum ''when she was a child'', which left her an extremely [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds violent]] and [[BrokenBird emotionally unstable girl]] prior to the MindRape. At the end of the series, in a WhereAreTheyNow sequence, he's revealed to have been redeemed and evidently becomes a teacher at Xavier's Academy with few to no repercussions for his actions.
* This is part of the reasons the Light in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' are considered a bunch of {{Villain Sue}}s by some fans: by the end of season 1, they have basically been behind ''everything'' bad that happened in the show, including terrorist attacks, murder attempt, drug traffics, kidnapping ComicBook/GreenArrow's sidekick Speedy and ''[[AnArmAndALeg cutting his arm off]]'' to make a clone of him and infiltrate the {{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, and the list goes on. Not only do they get away with it at the end of season 1, but the hero didn't even succeed in stopping their whole plan - [[XanatosGambit they only spoiled phase 1]].
** Also, by the series finale, the Light has lost some members, but not to justice, only to turning on one another; the individual members are all A-OK. In addition, while their alliance with [[AlienInvasion the Reach]] has been broken up, they are still active, they have the [[ThatsNoMoon Warworld]], and they're allying with ''{{ComicBook/Darkseid}}''. In short, the series ends with the villains suffering, at worst, [[TheBadGuysWin a slight hiccup in their plans]]. Who knows if a third season would have actually allowed the heroes to really win at this point.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. He not only attempted to murder all humans and make mutants the dominant species and then publicly revealed the existence of mutants to the world which led to most mutants suffering discrimination and harassment from humans, but was also an incredibly [[AbusiveParents abusive father]]. He manipulated his son, constantly putting him in danger to further his schemes, and {{Mind Rape}}d his daughter [[FalseMemories into believing he was a caring and loving father to her]] after he left her at an abusive asylum ''when she was a child'', which left her an extremely [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds violent]] and [[BrokenBird emotionally unstable girl]] prior to the MindRape. At the end of the series, in a WhereAreTheyNow {{Where Are They Now|Epilogue}} sequence, he's revealed to have been redeemed and evidently becomes a teacher at Xavier's Academy with few to no repercussions for his actions.
* This is part of the reasons the Light in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' are considered a bunch of {{Villain Sue}}s by some fans: by the end of season 1, they have basically been behind ''everything'' bad that happened in the show, including terrorist attacks, murder attempt, drug traffics, kidnapping ComicBook/GreenArrow's sidekick Speedy and ''[[AnArmAndALeg cutting his arm off]]'' to make a clone of him and infiltrate the {{Justice Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, and the list goes on. Not only do they get away with it at the end of season 1, but the hero didn't even succeed in stopping their whole plan - [[XanatosGambit they only spoiled phase 1]].
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1]]. Also, by the series finale, the Light has lost some members, but not to justice, only to turning on one another; the individual members are all A-OK. In addition, while their alliance with [[AlienInvasion the Reach]] has been broken up, they are still active, they have the [[ThatsNoMoon Warworld]], and they're allying with ''{{ComicBook/Darkseid}}''. In short, the series ends with the villains suffering, at worst, [[TheBadGuysWin [[TheBadGuyWins a slight hiccup in their plans]]. Who knows if a third season would have actually allowed the heroes to really win at this point.
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** Special mention goes to ''[[FragileFlower Jimmy]]'' of all people in "If It Smells Like An Ed," after he frames all three Eds for crimes they didn't commit, one of which involved kidnapping, gagging, and tying up Johnny 2X4, then [[SadisticChoice had them choose between getting caught by the Kids or getting caught by the Kankers]]. The Eds choose the Kids. Then, after getting the Eds pelted with fruit, ''[[MortonsFork Jimmy sends them to the Kankers anyway.]]'' And why did he do this? Eddy, [[WhatTheHellHero and Eddy alone]], [[DisproportionateRetribution gave him a wedgie]].

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** Special mention goes to ''[[FragileFlower Jimmy]]'' of all people in "If It Smells Like An Ed," after he frames all three Eds for crimes they didn't commit, one of which involved kidnapping, gagging, and tying up Johnny 2X4, then [[SadisticChoice had them choose between getting caught by the Kids or getting caught by the Kankers]]. The Eds choose the Kids. Then, after getting the Eds pelted with fruit, ''[[MortonsFork Jimmy sends them to the Kankers anyway.]]'' And why did he do this? Eddy, [[WhatTheHellHero and Eddy alone]], alone, [[DisproportionateRetribution gave him a wedgie]].
27th Oct '16 2:15:11 PM PrincessGwen
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** The series actually discusses this trope, with [[{{Jerkass}} Roger]] claiming that he can get away with anything because he's so lovable. Stan ends up as a juror in a trial for one of Roger's aliases (accused of running a sweatshop). It's blatantly obvious that he's guilty, but he manages to manipulate and charm everyone except for Stan, who forces the other jurors to vote guilty; when the verdict is announced the judge runs out of the courtroom crying and the jurors act like Stan killed their puppies. The rest of the episode turns into a parody of ''Series/TheFugitive''. Roger in particular manages to utilize this trope over and over in the series, facing near zero consequences for enslaving orphans, faking a marriage for the sake of blender, several cases of theft and murder, and abusing, manipulating and placing his adoptive family in horrific situations over and over (along with at least once trying to outright kill them). Stan and to an extent the rest of the Smiths sometimes lean into this trope as well, but are much more likely to see the error of their ways. Not to say that Roger doesn't avoid retribution on some occasions (At the end of ''Man In the Moonhouse'' Stan punched him out for lengthening his jail sentence at his parole meeting) but yeah, more often then not he usually gets away with antics.

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** The series actually discusses this trope, with [[{{Jerkass}} Roger]] claiming that he can get away with anything because he's so lovable. Stan ends up as a juror in a trial for one of Roger's aliases (accused of running a sweatshop). It's blatantly obvious that he's guilty, but he manages to manipulate and charm everyone except for Stan, who forces the other jurors to vote guilty; when the verdict is announced the judge runs out of the courtroom crying and the jurors act like Stan killed their puppies. The rest of the episode turns into a parody of ''Series/TheFugitive''. Roger in particular manages to utilize this trope over and over in the series, facing near zero consequences for enslaving orphans, faking a marriage for the sake of blender, several cases of theft and murder, and abusing, manipulating and placing his adoptive family in horrific situations over and over (along with at least once trying to outright kill them). Stan and to an extent the rest of the Smiths sometimes lean into this trope as well, but are much more likely to see the error of their ways. Not to say that Roger doesn't avoid retribution on some occasions (At the end of ''Man In the Moonhouse'' Stan punched him out for lengthening his jail sentence at his parole meeting) but yeah, more often then than not he usually gets away with antics.



** Steve in "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance". He pretty much gets away with going along with Genevieve Vacance's (one of Roger's many personas) bogus news story that he was kidnapped by Hayley in order to get head with a bunch of girls at his school. He manages to expose Roger and clear Hayley's name but he still went ahead and sold her out for ''something she didn't even do'' to begin with.
** Hayley and Jeff con Stan out of 50000 which was supposed to be her wedding fund, something that Stan actually approved of. Only for him to find them a month later whoring Jeff out in the desert (they blew through the money running away from Roger but Stan didnít know that). Due to the circumstances of the episode Stan welcomed them back into his house. However Hayley and Jeff made entirely no effort to contribute to the point of causing financial troubles by staying up late while blasting the TV keeping Stan up, and eating excessively. The Aesop of the episode ended up being how Stan should let Hayley and Jeff mooch off of him because of how low minimum wage is. Later episodes shows that her family sees her as little more then an irresponsible [[ManChild woman child]] and have resigned themselves to the fact that they will be taking care of her for the rest of their lives. Though even in that episode she and Steve ended up being Karma Houdinis

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** Steve in "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance". He pretty much gets away with going along with Genevieve Vacance's Vavance's (one of Roger's many personas) bogus news story that he was kidnapped by Hayley in order to get head with a bunch of girls at his school. He manages to expose Roger and clear Hayley's name but he still went ahead and sold her out for ''something she didn't even do'' to begin with.
** Hayley and Jeff con Stan out of 50000 $50,000 which was supposed to be her wedding fund, something that Stan actually approved of. Only for him to find them a month later whoring Jeff out in the desert (they blew through the money running away from Roger but Stan didnít know that). Due to the circumstances of the episode Stan welcomed them back into his house. However Hayley and Jeff made entirely no effort to contribute to the point of causing financial troubles by staying up late while blasting the TV keeping Stan up, and eating excessively. The Aesop of the episode ended up being how Stan should let Hayley and Jeff mooch off of him because of how low minimum wage is. Later episodes shows that her family sees her as little more then than an irresponsible [[ManChild woman child]] and have resigned themselves to the fact that they will be taking care of her for the rest of their lives. Though even in that episode episode, she and Steve ended up being Karma HoudinisHoudinis.



** Will Harrangue was infamous for this in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. Aside from being a blatant HateSink, his first episode had him build a giant robot with his face on it and use it to shoot missiles at the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument on live TV, all for the purpose of [[WouldHurtAChild killing a 15-years-old teenager]]. Not only does he not get arrested for it (even though he admitted on TV that he was the one who did it), but he is not even punished later on in the series. The writers finally got the memo in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', where [[ButtMonkey he started to get everything in the face]], eventually resulting in [[spoiler:him [[KarmicTransformation being turned into an alien.]]]]
** A common criticism about Omniverse is that, besides the Will Harrangue case above, the show had a record of making some of its villains KarmaHoudini on regular basis. Most infamously is [[LovableRogue Argit]], who started committing things like betraying his friends to alien invaders, trying to sell an Universe-destroying DoomsdayDevice to the highest bidder and maybe worse of all, selling a baby to someone who was going to ''eat'' it. Not only does he get away with all of these, the main characters keep treating him like a friend (albeit a TheFriendNobodyLikes kind), and an episode showing us the future reveals he will eventually get elected president of Earth.

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** Will Harrangue was infamous for this in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. Aside from being a blatant HateSink, his first episode had him build a giant robot with his face on it and use it to shoot missiles at the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument on live TV, all for the purpose of [[WouldHurtAChild killing a 15-years-old 15 year-old teenager]]. Not only does he not get arrested for it (even though he admitted on TV that he was the one who did it), but he is not even punished later on in the series. The writers finally got the memo in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', where [[ButtMonkey he started to get everything in the face]], eventually resulting in [[spoiler:him [[KarmicTransformation being turned into an alien.]]]]
** A common criticism about Omniverse is that, besides the Will Harrangue case above, the show had a record of making some of its villains KarmaHoudini on regular basis. Most infamously is [[LovableRogue Argit]], who started committing things like betraying his friends to alien invaders, trying to sell an a Universe-destroying DoomsdayDevice to the highest bidder and maybe worse of all, selling a baby to someone who was going to ''eat'' it. Not only does he get away with all of these, the main characters keep treating him like a friend (albeit a TheFriendNobodyLikes kind), and an episode showing us the future reveals he will eventually get elected president of Earth.



** Special mention goes to ''[[FragileFlower Jimmy]]'' of all people in "If It Smells Like An Ed," after he frames all three Eds for crimes they didn't commit, one of which involved kidnapping, gaggin, and tying up Johnny 2X4, then [[SadisticChoice had them choose between getting caught by the Kids or getting caught by the Kankers]]. The Eds choose the Kids. Then, after getting the Eds pelted with fruit, ''[[MortonsFork Jimmy sends them to the Kankers anyway.]]'' And why did he do this? Eddy, [[WhatTheHellHero and Eddy alone]], [[DisproportionateRetribution gave him a wedgie]].

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** Special mention goes to ''[[FragileFlower Jimmy]]'' of all people in "If It Smells Like An Ed," after he frames all three Eds for crimes they didn't commit, one of which involved kidnapping, gaggin, gagging, and tying up Johnny 2X4, then [[SadisticChoice had them choose between getting caught by the Kids or getting caught by the Kankers]]. The Eds choose the Kids. Then, after getting the Eds pelted with fruit, ''[[MortonsFork Jimmy sends them to the Kankers anyway.]]'' And why did he do this? Eddy, [[WhatTheHellHero and Eddy alone]], [[DisproportionateRetribution gave him a wedgie]].
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** The corrupt Mayor Bulloney never gets any punishment for his schemes of manipulating and conning the people of Cowtown other than being temporarily locked up by Bat Blastsgun in "How the West Was Shrunk" and his occasional "get rich quick" schemes being thwarted by the heroes.
** The town's corrupt sherrif Terrorbull, who has a secret identity as the criminal The Masked Bull, eventually gets some form of comeuppance in "No Face to Hide" when he is forced to leave town because of losing a wager with Marshal Moo Montana over who can catch Shock Holliday, but Mayor Bulloney promises to soon find a way to get Sherrif Terrorbull back to Cowtown, subsequent episodes show Terrorbull becoming the sherrif of a new town called Lonesome Gulch, and the town ultimately never finds out that he's secretly the Masked Bull and has conspired with Mayor Bulloney on some of his misdeeds.

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** The corrupt Mayor Bulloney never gets any punishment for his schemes of manipulating and conning the people of Cowtown other than being temporarily locked up by Bat Blastsgun Blastagun in "How the West Was Shrunk" and his occasional "get rich quick" schemes being thwarted by the heroes.
** The town's corrupt sherrif sheriff Terrorbull, who has a secret identity as the criminal The Masked Bull, eventually gets some form of comeuppance in "No Face to Hide" when he is forced to leave town because of losing a wager with Marshal Moo Montana over who can catch Shock Holliday, but Mayor Bulloney promises to soon find a way to get Sherrif Terrorbull back to Cowtown, subsequent episodes show Terrorbull becoming the sherrif of a new town called Lonesome Gulch, and the town ultimately never finds out that he's secretly the Masked Bull and has conspired with Mayor Bulloney on some of his misdeeds.
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