History KidsAreCruel / WesternAnimation

25th Oct '17 8:05:33 AM RedScharlach
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** In fact many of the children at Springfield Elementary give Bart and Lisa a hard time when they face a dilemma of embarrassment, most notably Janey Powell and Sherri & Terri. It's even one of the three main "rules" of the Code of the Schoolyard. This trope however is especially driven UpToEleven in "Lisa Goes Gaga".

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** In fact many of the children at Springfield Elementary give Bart and Lisa a hard time when they face a dilemma of embarrassment, most notably Janey Powell and Sherri & Terri. It's even one of the three main "rules" of the Code of the Schoolyard. This trope however is especially then driven UpToEleven in "Lisa Goes Gaga".



** Even ''[[NiceGuy Ned Flanders]]'' wasn't immune to this. His parents were beatniks who didn't believe in discipline, turning him into a rather crazed brat. He was subjected to a radical form of child therapy (basically getting spanked by the doctor for an entire year) to rein in his destructive behavior, turning him into the nice guy we know. Unfortunatly, the treatment worked too well, making it impossible for Ned to express any frustration, leading to him bottling up all his anger until it boiled over at the worst possible moment.

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** Even ''[[NiceGuy Ned Flanders]]'' wasn't immune to this. His parents were beatniks who didn't believe in discipline, turning him into a rather crazed brat. He was subjected to a radical form of child therapy (basically getting spanked by the doctor for an entire year) to rein in his destructive behavior, turning him into the nice guy we know. Unfortunatly, Unfortunately, the treatment worked too well, making it impossible for Ned to express any frustration, leading to him bottling up all his anger until it boiled over at the worst possible moment.



* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' in particular are known for being disliked and harassed by just about every character on the show, except the Kankers, though they tend to sexually harass the Eds. This is because Eddy scams people out of their money and pressgangs his two friends into helping him. Ed and Edd are shown to be moderatly accepted when not being blamed for Eddy's behavior. Hell the Ed's sometimes attack each other when no one else is bothering them. Johnny, Jimmy and the Kanker sisters aren't known for being liked that much either (though the Kanker sisters actually fight back whenever someone messes with them).

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' in particular are known for being disliked and harassed by just about every character on the show, except the Kankers, though they tend to sexually harass the Eds. This is because Eddy scams people out of their money and pressgangs his two friends into helping him. Ed and Edd are shown to be moderatly moderately accepted when not being blamed for Eddy's behavior. Hell the Ed's sometimes attack each other when no one else is bothering them. Johnny, Jimmy and the Kanker sisters aren't known for being liked that much either (though the Kanker sisters actually fight back whenever someone messes with them).



** There is also Sidney Poindexter, a kid who was so ruthlessly bullied in his years at Casper High that as a ghost he haunts the school avenging tormented bully victims. He ends up targeting Danny because he sees him locking Dash in a locker as revenge and misunderstands the situation.

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** There is also Sidney Poindexter, a kid who was so ruthlessly bullied in his years at Casper High that as a ghost he haunts the school avenging tormented bully bullying victims. He ends up targeting Danny because he sees him locking Dash in a locker as revenge and misunderstands the situation.
21st Sep '17 11:51:10 AM SilentStranger
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** Even ''[[NiceGuy Ned Flanders]]'' wasn't immune to this. His parents were beatniks who didn't believe in discipline, turning him into a rather crazed brat.

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** Even ''[[NiceGuy Ned Flanders]]'' wasn't immune to this. His parents were beatniks who didn't believe in discipline, turning him into a rather crazed brat. He was subjected to a radical form of child therapy (basically getting spanked by the doctor for an entire year) to rein in his destructive behavior, turning him into the nice guy we know. Unfortunatly, the treatment worked too well, making it impossible for Ned to express any frustration, leading to him bottling up all his anger until it boiled over at the worst possible moment.



* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' in particular are known for being disliked and harassed by just about every character on the show, except the Kankers, though they tend to sexually harass the Eds. This is because Ed is a comic book geek, Edd is a nerd and Eddy scams people out of their money. Hell the Ed's sometimes attack each other when no one else is bothering them. Johnny, Jimmy and the Kanker sisters aren't known for being liked that much either (though the Kanker sisters actually fight back whenever someone messes with them).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': As a child, Leela was mocked by the other kids for only having one eye. Even the blind kid hated her ("At least I have ''two'' of them!"). It seems their favorite pastime was pointing at her and chanting "One eye! One eye!" Whatever torment they dished out on her, however, was probably preferable to what they would've done if they knew she was a sewer mutant and not an alien.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' in particular are known for being disliked and harassed by just about every character on the show, except the Kankers, though they tend to sexually harass the Eds. This is because Ed is a comic book geek, Edd is a nerd and Eddy scams people out of their money.money and pressgangs his two friends into helping him. Ed and Edd are shown to be moderatly accepted when not being blamed for Eddy's behavior. Hell the Ed's sometimes attack each other when no one else is bothering them. Johnny, Jimmy and the Kanker sisters aren't known for being liked that much either (though the Kanker sisters actually fight back whenever someone messes with them).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': As a child, Leela was mocked by the other kids for only having one eye. Even the blind kid hated her ("At least I have ''two'' of them!"). It seems their favorite pastime was pointing at her and chanting "One eye! One eye!" Whatever torment they dished out on her, however, was probably preferable to what they would've done if they knew she was a sewer mutant and not an alien.alien (aliens are automatically given civil rights, but all mutants are forcibly confined to the sewers, which is why Leela's parents left her at an orphanage with a faked note in alien writing, hoping to give her a better life).



** There is also Sidney Poindexter, a kid who was so ruthlessly bullied in his years at Casper High that as a ghost he haunts the school avenging tormented bully victims.

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** There is also Sidney Poindexter, a kid who was so ruthlessly bullied in his years at Casper High that as a ghost he haunts the school avenging tormented bully victims. He ends up targeting Danny because he sees him locking Dash in a locker as revenge and misunderstands the situation.



** To the point where it crosses over from KidsAreCruel to making Timmy the universe's ButtMonkey. The bully is more a force of nature than anything and barely has any characterization.

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** To the point where it crosses over from KidsAreCruel to making Timmy the universe's ButtMonkey. The bully Vicky is more a force of nature than anything and barely has any characterization.characterization. This is actually what drives the show, as the reason for why Timmy got his fairies in the first place is because of the misery Vicky put him through.
3rd Aug '17 7:27:59 AM MsCC93
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** Can you blame the kids for not particularly liking Johnny? There's an entire episode devoted to him being a pest (and the Eds capitalizing on that).
** And on that note, although Edd doesn't deserve the bullying he gets, Eddy usually deserves at least some of it. Ed sometimes does if he decides to ignore Double D and go along with whatever Eddy does, as not only does he try to scam everyone, but he's a self-centered jerkass, which makes Kevin seem somewhat sympathetic by comparison.
*** Implying that bullying is something someone can deserve.
** I don't think it's as black-and-white as that. With Kevin, he does get provoked by the Eds sometimes, but other times he's a straight-up Jerkass to them, and he and Eddy are actually somewhat arch-rivals in the show. Consider the episode "Your Ed Here", where Kevin finds Eddy's wallet and learns that his middle name is Skipper. He makes Eddy do embarrassing stuff so he wouldn't reveal Eddy's middle name to everyone. After making him do things like dress up like Jimmy, kiss Edd in front of Nazz, and act like a performing seal in front of everyone, Kevin ''still'' tells everyone Eddy's middle name. Who is the more sympathetic one mostly depends on the writer. Eddy is a self-centered con-artist, but I wouldn't go so far as to say he's THAT bad.
*** Eddy has a FreudianExcuse, though.
** Really, it's not focused on the Eds. The kids are just violent in general. Pretty much everyone, from the local BrainlessBeauty to the girly boy, has beaten up/caused some serious harm to another kid.
*** [[BewareTheNiceOnes ESPECIALLY the girly boy.]]
4th Jul '17 4:35:50 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'':''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'':
6th May '17 9:12:02 AM CaptainTedium
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* While some child characters in ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' were often too young to understand what they were doing as wrong (such as Nibbles/Tuffy/whatever-his-name-is and the runaway baby Tom and Jerry sometimes had to rescue), a very straight example would the the three kittens in "Triplet Trouble" who attempt to injure Mammy-Two-Shoes when her back is turned and proceed to torment Tom in rather cruel ways as soon as she leaves, and when Jerry attempts to mess with Tom along with them, the kittens promptly begin to make his life a living you-know-what, too, simply because he was there. Eventually, Tom and Jerry decide they've had enough and teach the three kittens a lesson.

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* While some child characters in ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' were often too young to understand what they were doing as wrong (such as Nibbles/Tuffy/whatever-his-name-is and the runaway baby Tom and Jerry sometimes had to rescue), a very straight example would the the three kittens in "Triplet Trouble" who attempt to injure Mammy-Two-Shoes when her back is turned and proceed to torment Tom in rather cruel ways as soon as she leaves, and when Jerry attempts to mess with Tom along with them, the kittens promptly begin to make his life a living you-know-what, too, simply because he was there. Eventually, Tom and Jerry decide they've had enough and teach the three kittens a lesson.lesson.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'', the title character is often ridiculed and mocked by the human children at his school. Even his three closest friends Socks, Cubey, and Mitch can be hurtful at times, like when they tease him over his crush on Shannon Westerburg in "Embarrassment" or taunt him over being unable to grow hair in "Hair".
9th Apr '17 8:58:34 AM nombretomado
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* The [[RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle's Corner]] segment "The Children's Hour" has our antlered hero as a babysitter to three little hellions. Bullwinkle turns the tide, using the book of the title poem itself to spank them.

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* The [[RockyAndBullwinkle [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle's Corner]] segment "The Children's Hour" has our antlered hero as a babysitter to three little hellions. Bullwinkle turns the tide, using the book of the title poem itself to spank them.
28th Dec '16 11:09:45 PM Segal991
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'': In the episode "The Wrinklegruff Gals". the girls are the victims of this by their schoolmates at their K-8 school.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'': In the episode "The Wrinklegruff Gals". Gals", the girls are the victims of this by their schoolmates at their K-8 school.
28th Nov '16 12:31:55 AM BigHero6
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'': In the episode "The Wrinklegruff Gals". the girls are the victims of this by their schoolmates at their K-8 school.
20th Jul '16 11:05:27 PM Acebrock
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' doesn't shy away from this. Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon from "Call of the Cutie" tease Apple Bloom mercilessly for being the last filly in her class to earn her "cutie mark".

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' doesn't shy away from this.
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Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon from "Call of the Cutie" tease Apple Bloom mercilessly for being the last filly in her class to earn her "cutie mark".
7th Jun '16 6:07:02 PM ironicusername
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': It's revealed that six-year-old [[SpoiledBrat Lola]] would sell or destroy her siblings' prized belongings if something even mildly annoying happened to her because of them. It's all PlayedForLaughs though.
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