History Main / FamilyUnfriendlyViolence

30th Nov '17 6:33:47 PM waters20
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' mostly averts this, having more of a slapstick type of violence that's over-the-top, yet somewhat tame. However, [[spoiler:''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'' reveals the kids' injuries from the Eds' latest scam: Jonny with a ''bear trap on his head'', Nazz with almost all of her hair fallen off and wearing a magician's box, Kevin looking like he was ''set on fire'', and a chunk of Rolf's torso and arm ''bitten off'', as well as a ''thin, long lump on his head''. Jesus, ''what was the Eds' scam that caused those injuries in the first place?!'']]
** [[spoiler:However, that's nothing compared to the horrifying torture Eddy receives in the hands of his older brother, who ''twists Eddy's leg'' in a way that well past comical and a step higher to horror! The fact that Eddy begs in agony to stop just exacerbates the situation.]]



"Magical Golden Singing Cheeses" is known by many fans as the single most violent episode of Ren and Stimpy. It includes a scene where a court jester scrapes his elbow with a cheese grader, then rubbing it with a lemon, and then poring salt on it. Another even more disturbing scene comes later when Stimpy accidently stabs a giant's toe with a crow bar, prying off the giant's toe nail.

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* "Magical Golden Singing Cheeses" is known by many fans as the single most violent episode of Ren and Stimpy. It includes a scene where a court jester scrapes his elbow with a cheese grader, then rubbing it with a lemon, and then poring salt on it. Another even more disturbing scene comes later when Stimpy accidently accidentally stabs a giant's toe with a crow bar, prying off the giant's toe nail.
21st Nov '17 6:06:08 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' ExpandedUniverse novels:
** One of the reasons the BBC gave for the terminating the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novels was that they had gone overboard on the sex 'n' violence. The BBC Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures that followed included such stories as ''The City of the Dead'', where the Doctor does horrible things to his broken leg, and ''Interference'', where he spends most of the first book being pointlessly[[note]]his guards probably didn't even care what he knew[[/note]] tortured in a Saudi cell.
** The Target Novelisations, which ''were'' aimed at children, weren't particularly fluffy either. "The Twin Dilemma" is about as pointlessly violent as ''Series/DoctorWho'' ever got, but the book contains three pages of extremely graphic description of Peri being strangled by the Doctor, dwelling particularly on the feeling of thumbs driving down into her throat and a description of her gagging on her tongue.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' ExpandedUniverse ''Series/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' novels:
** One of the reasons the BBC gave for the terminating the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novels was that they had gone overboard on the sex 'n' violence. The BBC Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures that followed included such stories as ''The ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresTheCityOfTheDead The City of the Dead'', Dead]]'', where the Doctor does horrible things to his broken leg, and ''Interference'', ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresInterferenceBookOne Interference]]'', where he spends most of the first book being pointlessly[[note]]his guards probably didn't even care what he knew[[/note]] tortured in a Saudi cell.
** The [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations Target Novelisations, Novelisations]], which ''were'' aimed at children, weren't particularly fluffy either. "The Twin Dilemma" is about as pointlessly violent as ''Series/DoctorWho'' ever got, but the book contains three pages of extremely graphic description of Peri being strangled by the Doctor, dwelling particularly on the feeling of thumbs driving down into her throat and a description of her gagging on her tongue.
23rd Oct '17 2:58:58 AM danny700
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* ''WesternAnimation/PigGoatBananaCricket'' has lots of this **In Fudge Apocalypse Pig gets shot with lazers. **In Zombie broheims Banana pulls out some Zombies organs. **and In Prince mermeow moves in Prince Mermeow almost gets his head chopped off by a guilitine

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* ** ''WesternAnimation/PigGoatBananaCricket'' has lots of this **In Fudge Apocalypse Pig gets shot with lazers. **In Zombie broheims Banana pulls out some Zombies organs. **and In Prince mermeow moves in Prince Mermeow almost gets his head chopped off by a guilitine
24th Sep '17 10:40:21 AM nombretomado
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* In fact, the {{Franchise/Transformers}} franchise has a history of this, and ''BeastWars'' is no exception. It was rare for an episode to end without at least one or two cast members (one of whom was usually [[TheChewToy Waspinator]]) having been grievously wounded during its runtime.

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* In fact, the {{Franchise/Transformers}} franchise has a history of this, and ''BeastWars'' ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is no exception. It was rare for an episode to end without at least one or two cast members (one of whom was usually [[TheChewToy Waspinator]]) having been grievously wounded during its runtime.
8th Sep '17 7:36:55 PM Raikoh
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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' looks family-friendly at first, thanks to its vibrant character designs and the general ages of the main cast. Then people start getting picked off, and ''messily'', in the Hunter Exams, and one of the protagonists [[spoiler: rips a serial killer's heart out of their chest.]] Whenever the Phantom Troupe are involved, sweeping amounts of brutal and sudden deaths occur, [[MauveShirt even to named characters,]] and by the time the [[KnightOfCerebus Chimera Ants]] pop up much later in the series, it's not even remotely pretending to be family-friendly anymore, such as when a minor character [[spoiler: is shot in the head, blasted repeatedly afterwards, and her corpse summarily devoured while skirting the limits of GoryDiscretionShot.]] At that point, AnyoneCanDie is in full effect.
18th Jul '17 10:55:42 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''"SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in our show could not kill, because it was a children's television show. Instead of him murdering people we would have him give 'em that hideous Joker grin, which in its own way is almost worse".''

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->''"SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ->''The Joker in our show could not kill, because it was a children's television show. Instead of him murdering people we would have him give 'em that hideous Joker grin, which in its own way is almost worse".''
18th Jul '17 10:28:24 PM danny700
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* ''WesternAnimation/PigGoatBananaCricket'' has lots of this **In Fudge Apocalypse Pig gets shot with lazers. **In Zombie broheims Banana pulls out some Zombies organs. **and In Prince mermeow moves in Prince Mermeow almost gets his head chopped off by a guilitine
5th Jul '17 9:38:57 AM Pichu-kun
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** In the final battle between Naruto and Sasuke near the end of the they both end up severely bruised. They also [[spoiler:blow one of each other's hand off and nearly bleed out, with only Sakura's arrival saving them]].



* Early chapters of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' were rather graphic, such as when Giovanni froze a Pokemon before splitting it into pieces.

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* Early chapters of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' were rather graphic, such as when Giovanni froze a Pokemon before splitting it into pieces. Trainers were frequently bruised up in battles as well.



* ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' is usually rather tame however in order to go into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Berserker mode]] she must shoot herself with a special bullet. It's not bloody though and it doesn't appear to hurt. One instance has obvious suicide allusions as she puts a gun to her head and shoots

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* ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' is usually rather tame however in order to go into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Berserker mode]] she must shoot herself with a special bullet. It's not bloody though bloody, though, and it doesn't appear to hurt. One instance has obvious suicide allusions as she puts a gun to her head and shoots


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* The children's book ''Dear Hound'' is aimed at a 7-9 year old audience. It has [[spoiler:the protagonist Allfie]] accidentally getting shot by hunters. He nearly dies of his injuries but ends up saved.
29th Jun '17 4:27:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' is [[{{gorn}} notoriously violent]] to the point where Creator/{{Toonami}} used it to show off how its revived block wasn't kid friendly anymore. Despite this it was run in a magazine geared at middle and high schoolers.

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* ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' is [[{{gorn}} notoriously violent]] to the point where Creator/{{Toonami}} used it to show off how its revived block wasn't kid friendly anymore. Despite this this, it was run in a magazine geared at middle and high schoolers.



** The writer, Karen Hesse, discussed this trope and WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids at her [[DeathByNewbery Newbary Medal acceptance speech]] in 1998:

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** The writer, Karen Hesse, discussed this trope and WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids at her [[DeathByNewbery [[DeathByNewberyMedal Newbary Medal acceptance speech]] in 1998:
29th Jun '17 4:23:04 PM Pichu-kun
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** There's also when Gaara crushes some people to death with sand, causing a huge rain-shower of blood to fall. The anime had to make the blood black instead of red, or even Japanese censors probably would have vetoed it. In Shippuuden, a giant chameleon summon is sliced in half with predictably horrible results, but here the blood was red though it vanished along with the chameleon.

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** There's also when Gaara crushes some people to death with sand, causing a huge rain-shower of blood to fall. The anime had to make the blood black instead of red, or even Japanese censors probably would have vetoed it. In Shippuuden, ''Shippuuden'', a giant chameleon summon is sliced in half with predictably horrible results, but here the blood was red though it vanished along with the chameleon.



** Koya's Growlithe gets into a terribly one-sided battle against a Gyarados that was so brutal it ended up mentally scarred , and wouldn't even let its trainer touch it afterwards.

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** Koya's Growlithe gets into a terribly one-sided battle against a Gyarados that was so brutal it ended up mentally scarred , and scarred. It wouldn't even let its trainer touch it afterwards.



* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' is about ChildSoldiers used by the Italian government. Obviously it doesn't shy from showing characters get shot and beat up though it isn't normally done ''too'' graphically.

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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' is about ChildSoldiers used by the Italian government. Obviously it doesn't shy from showing characters get shot and beat up up, though it isn't normally done ''too'' graphically.



* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' is rife with this. It's kind of amazing [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar how much violence the authors were allowed to put in them]].

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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' is rife with this. It's kind of amazing [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar how much violence the authors were allowed to put in them]].them]]:



* The ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series is another fantasy TalkingAnimal young adult/children's series that is also filled with [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath bloody death]] and violence. Some more gruesome deaths (mostly of villains) include: being boiled to death by scalding water, having their spine snapped and ''still living for hours after'', being asphyxiated after paralysis, getting shredded to pieces by pike fish, getting force-drowned, being eaten alive by giants snakes, being eaten alive by [[CarnivoreConfusion cannibals]], being eaten alive by spider crabs, being thrown onto a row of sharpened javelins, being flayed alive, getting a smashed-in skull, being cloven in two with a sword or axe, being stung to death by thousands of bees, and the usual [[LosingYourHead beheading]], [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaling]], and [[PoisonedWeapons poisoning]]. Several good guys die this way as well.

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* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'':
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The ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' ''Redwall'' series is another fantasy TalkingAnimal young adult/children's series that is also filled with [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath bloody death]] and violence. Some more gruesome deaths (mostly of villains) include: being boiled to death by scalding water, having their spine snapped and ''still living for hours after'', being asphyxiated after paralysis, getting shredded to pieces by pike fish, getting force-drowned, being eaten alive by giants snakes, being eaten alive by [[CarnivoreConfusion cannibals]], being eaten alive by spider crabs, being thrown onto a row of sharpened javelins, being flayed alive, getting a smashed-in skull, being cloven in two with a sword or axe, being stung to death by thousands of bees, and the usual [[LosingYourHead beheading]], [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaling]], and [[PoisonedWeapons poisoning]]. Several good guys die this way as well.



* ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' is supposed to be a LighterAndSofter alternative to the adult aimed ''Literature/TheOtherworld'' series. It's only mildly more kid friendly overall (mostly simply removing sexual content and profanity). For example the series has graphic descriptions of Chloe's budding {{necromancer}} abilities.
* ''Literature/OutOfTheDust'' has some [[BodyHorror pretty graphic]] descriptions of what happens to Billie's mother after [[spoiler:she accidentally douses her with kerosene]].

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* ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' is supposed to be a LighterAndSofter alternative to the adult aimed ''Literature/TheOtherworld'' series. It's only mildly more kid friendly overall (mostly simply removing sexual content and profanity). For example example, the series has graphic descriptions of Chloe's budding {{necromancer}} abilities.
* ''Literature/OutOfTheDust'' ''Literature/OutOfTheDust'':
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has some [[BodyHorror pretty graphic]] descriptions of what happens to Billie's mother after [[spoiler:she [[spoiler:Billie accidentally douses her with kerosene]].kerosene]]. It also goes into depth on how painful Billie Jo's injuries are (emotionallly and physically) after the accident.
** The writer, Karen Hesse, discussed this trope and WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids at her [[DeathByNewbery Newbary Medal acceptance speech]] in 1998:
-->Occasionally, adult readers grimace at the events documented in ''Out of the Dust''. They ask, how can this book be for young readers? I ask, how can it not? The children I have met during my travels around the country have astonished me with their perception, their intelligence, their capacity to take in information and apply it to the greater picture, or take in the greater picture and distill it down to what they need to know.''
-->Young readers are asking for substance. They are asking for respect. They are asking for books that challenge, and confirm, and console. They are asking for us to listen to their questions and to help them find their own answers. If we cannot attend always to those questions, to that quest for answers, whether our work is that of librarians, writer, teacher, publisher, or parent, how can they forgive us? And yet they do, every day (...)
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