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20th Apr '16 3:26:42 AM AceOfScarabs
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* ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog: Geoffrey St. John [[spoiler:got away with committing treason, which included a long list of actions such as letting Dr. Robotnik usurp the kingdom, because he was pardoned by his then recently crowned master, Ixis Naugus. When Naugus' plan to use mind control on the Council of Acorn fails, and Geoffrey finally sees Naugus for what he is, he tries to appeal to Naugus to change his ways, and gets [[GrandTheftMe possessed]] by Naugus. Now that the book has gone through a ContinuityReboot, Geoffrey's ultimate fate is unclear, but he's no longer relevant to the book. Though it's very possible that he's been wiped from existence [[ScrewedByTheLawyers due to the lawsuit that resulted in said reboot]].]]

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* ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog: Geoffrey St. John [[spoiler:got away with committing treason, which included a long list of actions such as letting Dr. Robotnik usurp the kingdom, because he was pardoned by his then recently crowned master, Ixis Naugus. When Naugus' plan to use mind control on the Council of Acorn fails, and Geoffrey finally sees Naugus for what he is, he tries to appeal to Naugus to change his ways, and gets [[GrandTheftMe possessed]] by Naugus. Now that the book has gone through a ContinuityReboot, Geoffrey's ultimate fate is unclear, but he's no longer relevant to the book. Though it's very possible that he's been [[RetGone wiped from existence existence]] [[ScrewedByTheLawyers due to the lawsuit that resulted in said reboot]].]]
2nd Apr '16 4:04:57 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Sentinel Prime from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is an odd example. In the backstory, he's a KarmaHoudini (being responsible for the incident which got Optimus ReassignedToAntarctica and turned Elita-1 into Blackarachnia), but as soon as he lands on Earth, karma decides to [[ButtMonkey make an example out of him]], starting with disrespecting human traffic laws and falling off an unfinished overpass.

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* Sentinel Prime from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is an odd example. In the backstory, he's a KarmaHoudini (being responsible for the incident which got Optimus ReassignedToAntarctica and turned Elita-1 into Blackarachnia), but as soon as he lands on Earth, karma decides to [[ButtMonkey [[HumiliationConga make an example out of him]], starting with disrespecting human traffic laws and falling off an unfinished overpass.
2nd Apr '16 4:00:05 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Sentinel Prime from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is an odd example. In the backstory, he's a KarmaHoudini (being responsible for the incident which got Optimus ReassignedToAntarctica and turned Elita-1 into Blackarachnia), but as soon as he lands on Earth, karma decides to [[ButtMonkey make an example out of him]], starting with disrespecting human traffic laws and falling off an unfinished overpass.
2nd Apr '16 10:50:50 AM Katsuhagi
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'''s Accelerator didn't ''quite'' go unpunished, but he might as well have. What happened? Beaten up and kicked out of a program he actually didn't want to participate in in the first place. What had he done? ''Killed ten thousand teenaged (kinda) girls'' and planned to kill another ten thousand after that. So that people would quit messing with him. ''Maybe.'' After this, he pulls a HeelFaceTurn... and takes a bullet in the forehead for it. Permanent brain damage that leaves him unable to speak properly, use higher brain functions or motor control without outside assistance.

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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'''s Accelerator didn't ''quite'' go unpunished, but he might as well have. What happened? Beaten up and kicked out of a program he actually didn't want to participate in in the first place. What had he done? ''Killed ten thousand teenaged teenage (kinda) girls'' and planned to kill another ten thousand after that. So that people would quit messing with him. ''Maybe.'' After this, he pulls a HeelFaceTurn... and takes a bullet in the forehead for it. Permanent brain damage that leaves him unable to speak properly, use higher brain functions or motor control without outside assistance.assistance (which, ironically, comes from the other ten thousand girls he didn't kill).
1st Apr '16 1:58:38 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck'' the role of the sadistic animator turned out to be [[spoiler: WesternAnimation/BugsBunny]], one of few roles he is the antagonist who picks on his foe [[ItAmusedMe for no reason.]] While Daffy was powerless to stop Bugs in the previous cartoon, ''Rabbit Rampage'' has [[spoiler: Bugs]] paid back in his own coin when [[spoiler: Elmer Fudd]] gets hold of the animator's brush. May apply not just for ''Duck Amuck'', but also for ''The Wacky Wabbit'' and ''Wabbit Trouble'', where [[spoiler: Bugs]] similarly heckled [[spoiler: Elmer]] unprovoked.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In the post-movie seasons, Mr. Krabs almost constantly gets away with all manner of horrible deeds, not the least of which nearly driving Plankton to suicide in "One Coarse Meal" for his own sadistic amusement. That being said, episodes such as "The Cent of Money" and "The Patty Caper" end with him getting a suitable comeuppance.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck'' the role of the sadistic animator turned out to be [[spoiler: WesternAnimation/BugsBunny]], WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, one of few roles he is the antagonist who picks on his foe [[ItAmusedMe for no reason.]] While Daffy was powerless to stop Bugs in the previous cartoon, ''Rabbit Rampage'' has [[spoiler: Bugs]] Bugs paid back in his own coin when [[spoiler: Elmer Fudd]] Fudd gets hold of the animator's brush. May apply not just for ''Duck Amuck'', but also for ''The Wacky Wabbit'' and ''Wabbit Trouble'', where [[spoiler: Bugs]] Bugs similarly heckled [[spoiler: Elmer]] Elmer unprovoked.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In the post-movie seasons, Mr. Krabs almost constantly gets away with all manner of horrible deeds, not the least of which nearly driving Plankton to suicide in "One Coarse Meal" for his own sadistic amusement. That being said, episodes such as "The Cent of Money" and "The Patty "Patty Caper" end with him getting a suitable comeuppance.



** A lot of fans felt that Trixie recieved seriously DisproportionateRetribution for what happened in ''Boast Busters'' and that Snips and Snails were to blame for the Ursa Minor showing up yet got off without any punishment. Apparently the writers agreed: cue ''Magic Duel'' where Trixie shows up DrunkOnTheDarkSide with a [[AmplifierArtifact power amplifying]] ArtifactOfDoom and, while taking some decent shots at everyone, hits Snips and Snails with more than what she hits the rest of the town combined with.
** Some fans were upset about Featherweight being a KarmaHoudini in "Ponyville Confidential." In "Slice of Life" he gets sprayed with ink, just like Diamond Tiara's punishment in the former episode episode, with the possibility of this being a recurring event very real.
** After [[VillainExitStageLeft getting off scott free]] in ''The Cutie Map'', in ''The Cutie Re-Mark'', [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer returns and gets her warranty expired in a BIG way in the form of Twilight Sparkle showing her ''first hand'' the ''dire'' consequences of her ideals and actions. Starlight's thirst for revenge and interference with the past will [[ForWantOfANail eventually]] [[BadFuture turn Equestria into an apocalyptic wasteland]]. Starlight is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone less than pleased]] with the results and [[HeelFaceTurn quickly changes her ways]]]].

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** A lot of fans felt that Trixie recieved seriously DisproportionateRetribution for what happened in ''Boast Busters'' "Boast Busters" and that Snips and Snails were to blame for the Ursa Minor showing up yet got off without any punishment. Apparently the writers agreed: cue ''Magic Duel'' "Magic Duel" where Trixie shows up DrunkOnTheDarkSide with a [[AmplifierArtifact power amplifying]] ArtifactOfDoom and, while taking some decent shots at everyone, hits Snips and Snails with more than what she hits the rest of the town combined with.
** Some fans were upset about Featherweight being a KarmaHoudini in "Ponyville Confidential." In "Slice of Life" he gets sprayed with ink, just like Diamond Tiara's punishment in the former episode episode, with the possibility of this being a recurring event very real.
** After [[VillainExitStageLeft getting off scott free]] scot-free]] in ''The "The Cutie Map'', Map", in ''The "The Cutie Re-Mark'', Re-Mark" [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer returns and gets her warranty expired in a BIG way in the form of Twilight Sparkle showing her ''first hand'' the ''dire'' consequences of her ideals and actions. Starlight's thirst for revenge and interference with the past will [[ForWantOfANail eventually]] [[BadFuture turn Equestria into an apocalyptic wasteland]]. Starlight is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone less than pleased]] with the results and [[HeelFaceTurn quickly changes her ways]]]].
1st Apr '16 1:48:49 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', after years and years of having the Eds [[LaserGuidedKarma punished all the damn time]], '''finally''' gives everyone else their karmic retribution in TheMovie. [[spoiler:And thankfully, it actually brings a genuine HeelFaceTurn from the other cul-de-sac kids, who realized that Eddy's brother, to whom they looked up to, is ''[[BrokenPedestal far worse]]'' [[BiggerBad than they imagined]], (not to mention that he's likely the direct cause of Eddy's jerkassery in the first place) even conspiring with the Eds to give him a much-deserved comeuppance.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', after years and years of having the Eds [[LaserGuidedKarma punished all the damn time]], '''finally''' gives everyone else their karmic retribution in TheMovie. [[spoiler:And thankfully, it actually brings a genuine HeelFaceTurn from the other cul-de-sac kids, who realized that Eddy's brother, to whom they looked up to, is ''[[BrokenPedestal far worse]]'' [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain than they imagined]], (not to mention that he's likely the direct cause of Eddy's jerkassery in the first place) even conspiring with the Eds to give him a much-deserved comeuppance.]]
11th Mar '16 4:20:35 PM Sammettik
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* In Manga/{{Fullmetal Alchemist}}, [[InvokedTrope invoking this trope]] is a core part of [[TheAtoner Roy Mustang's]] motivation. As a soldier in a past civil war, Mustang and his fellow soldiers committed many horrible atrocities, however, because they were on the winning side, [[KarmaHoudini they were all commended and treated as war heroes.]] Mustang's goal throughout the series is to become the Führer of the country, so that he can ensure that this is rectified. When his subordinate (and LoveInterest) points out that this means Mustang will most likely be tried as a war criminal himself and sent off to prison, Mustang states that that was his plan all along.

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* In Manga/{{Fullmetal Alchemist}}, ''Manga/{{Fullmetal Alchemist}}'', [[InvokedTrope invoking this trope]] is a core part of [[TheAtoner Roy Mustang's]] motivation. As a soldier in a past civil war, Mustang and his fellow soldiers committed many horrible atrocities, however, because they were on the winning side, [[KarmaHoudini they were all commended and treated as war heroes.]] Mustang's goal throughout the series is to become the Führer of the country, so that he can ensure that this is rectified. When his subordinate (and LoveInterest) points out that this means Mustang will most likely be tried as a war criminal himself and sent off to prison, Mustang states that that was his plan all along.



* From the same author, FanFic/AnAlternateKeitaroUrashima is the cause of the in-universe expiration of the Hinata Girls Karma Houdini Warranty. If the girls had just followed their base anti-male reflexes and refused to carry on Granny Hina's plan of bring her grandson to become the Inn manager (a thing none of them wanted but still accepted to do because of their love for their landlady), none of them (Hina included) wouldn't had received the reality bitch-slaps they are still getting.

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* From the same author, FanFic/AnAlternateKeitaroUrashima ''FanFic/AnAlternateKeitaroUrashima'' is the cause of the in-universe expiration of the Hinata Girls Karma Houdini Warranty. If the girls had just followed their base anti-male reflexes and refused to carry on Granny Hina's plan of bring her grandson to become the Inn manager (a thing none of them wanted but still accepted to do because of their love for their landlady), none of them (Hina included) wouldn't had received the reality bitch-slaps they are still getting.
2nd Mar '16 7:38:34 PM Ninja857142
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** Some fans were upset about Featherweight being a KarmaHoudini in "Ponyville Confidential." In "Slice of Life" he gets sprayed with ink, just like Diamond Tiara's punishment in the former episode episode, with the possibility of this being a recurring event very real.
18th Feb '16 9:53:32 AM GreenLady
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has this happen to Jaime Lannister early on in Season 3. After two full seasons of getting away with stuff like [[spoiler:trying to kill a child who discovered him committing incest with his twin sister, and then framing his own brother for the attempted murder]] and [[spoiler:actually killing his own cousin for momentary advantage]], he got off pretty lightly as a [[spoiler:relatively well-treated prisoner of war who was to be returned home as part of a hostage exchange]]. In fact, one of the first genuinely kind and (almost) selfless things he's ever shown doing is intervening to prevent Brienne from being raped when it becomes apparent she's too outnumbered by attackers to defend herself for long. And it works... [[spoiler:but their captors take umbrage at Jaime's superior attitude in doing so, and cut off his sword hand in what basically amounts to an act of senseless spite.]]
27th Jan '16 8:31:57 AM Lequinni
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* In ''Fanfic/ForHisOwnSake'', all of the Hinata Girls suffer a massive HumilliationConga after Keitaro, who finally grew a spine after years of "comedic" abuse, leaves the Inn and dumps Naru, and, in trying to undo those, RealityEnsues hard on them. So far only Hina, Naru, Motoko and Mutsumi are still trying to get an extension of their warranty, but everything points that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard their own bad choices will keep bitting even harder]].

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* In ''Fanfic/ForHisOwnSake'', all of the Hinata Girls suffer a massive HumilliationConga HumiliationConga after Keitaro, who finally grew a spine after years of "comedic" abuse, leaves the Inn and dumps Naru, and, in trying to undo those, RealityEnsues hard on them. So far only Hina, Naru, Motoko and Mutsumi are still trying to get an extension of their warranty, but everything points that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard their own bad choices will keep bitting even harder]].
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