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22nd Apr '17 4:31:47 AM CaptainTedium
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* While Iron Klaw avoided punishment for his misdeeds throughout most of the run of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', the series ends with him finally getting captured.
11th Apr '17 12:02:43 PM MadCat221
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Sometimes, a character seems like a KarmaHoudini. However, certain circumstances and actions taken can result in the vicious retribution of {{Karma}}, [[CallItKarma related phenomena]], and even [[HoistByHisOwnPetard his own mistakes]]:

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Sometimes, a character seems like a KarmaHoudini. However, certain circumstances and actions taken can result in the vicious delayed retribution of {{Karma}}, [[CallItKarma related phenomena]], and even [[HoistByHisOwnPetard his own mistakes]]:
2nd Apr '17 2:00:38 AM Nintendoman01
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** It's particularly notable with Motoko, who suffers a ''major'' HumiliationConga after threatening Keitaro with her katana in public, getting, in this order, arrested, defeated in a duel by Keitaro, kicked out of the Kendo Club, and stripped of her position as heir to her family's school. According to the other Hinata Girls, Motoko has committed similar acts in the past, and Keitaro is the first one who ever pressed charges against her.
6th Feb '17 7:37:13 PM Millenia
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* The second season of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' CorruptCorporateExecutive Madeline Pynch gets away with illgeal digging, including brainwashing the town of Griffin Rock into doing it, activates a doomsday weapon by accident and ultimately almost sinking the town--and unlike MadScientist Dr. Morocco, gets away scot free for that last stunt. The Season 4 episode "Cody's 11" sees Karma deliver a swift kick to her ass as [[spoiler: the Burns and Bots decide to take back what she stole after she swiped some unstable Energon and tried to market it as an alternate energy source, and had the foresight to switch the mid-wiping Verne Device out with a fake and record her confession. Even her attempt to blackmail them fails as the town has learned the true nature of the Bots at the start of the season and accepted them.]]

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* The second season of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' CorruptCorporateExecutive Madeline Pynch gets away with illgeal digging, including brainwashing the town of Griffin Rock into doing it, activates a doomsday weapon by accident and ultimately almost sinking the town--and unlike MadScientist Dr. Morocco, gets away scot free for that last stunt. The Season 4 episode "Cody's 11" sees Karma deliver a swift kick to her ass as [[spoiler: the Burns and Bots decide to take back what she stole after she swiped some unstable Energon and tried to market it as an alternate energy source, and had the foresight to switch the mid-wiping mind-wiping Verne Device out with a fake and record her confession. Even her attempt to blackmail them fails as the town has learned the true nature of the Bots at the start of the season and accepted them.]]
5th Feb '17 6:51:38 AM Nintendoman01
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* In ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'', [[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. [[spoiler: We never see it occur, anyhow.]]

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* In ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'', ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[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 informs her that that was his plan all along.that's ''exactly'' what he wants. [[spoiler: We never see it occur, anyhow.]]


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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** Because ''Bardock: The Father of Goku'' and ''Dragon Ball Minus'' are prequels to ''Dragon Ball'', Frieza gets away with killing almost all the Saiyans and laughs happily as Planet Vegeta explodes. Bardock's final vision in the TV Special, however, is one of Goku fighting Frieza on Namek. So despite everything, Bardock dies knowing that his son will avenge him. Even in ''Minus'', we see a panel of Goku and Frieza facing each other as the final shot. Indeed, Frieza's downfall comes about as a result of his own actions; for starters, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy his attempt to prevent a Super Saiyan from coming into being end up bringing one forth]] when he pushes Goku [[RageBreakingPoint too far]].
** Similarly, because of the nature of ''The History of Trunks'', the BadFuture counterparts of Androids 17 and 18 are never made to pay for their crimes; when Trunks tries to avenge Gohan's death at their hands, he's nearly killed. They ''finally'' get their just desserts three years later when Trunks, having TookALevelInBadass thanks to his training in the past, returns and dishes out to them exactly what they did to Gohan: [[PayEvilUntoEvil making them feel completely powerless and outmatched before killing them]].
13th Jan '17 2:35:56 AM Nintendoman01
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* In ''Fanfic/ForHisOwnSake'', all of the Hinata Girls suffer a massive 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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* In ''Fanfic/ForHisOwnSake'', all of the Hinata Girls suffer a massive HumiliationConga after Keitaro, who finally grew a spine GrewASpine 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 biting even harder]].



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': D'Hoffryn is last seen in Season 7 victorious, being allowed to kill Anya's friend Halfrek to punish her before disappearing, and continuing this streak throughout the Season 9 comics. His streak finally comes to an end at the end of the Season 10 comics, where he's been elevated to BigBad; [[spoiler: after killing the members of the Magic Council to steal their powers and killing the Anya replica for defying him, he's abandoned by his fellow Vengeance demons for betraying one of his own, stripped of his stolen powers, and rendered helpless before Buffy, who [[OffWithHisHead slices his head off]].]]



* Will Harangue from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' somehow managed to get away with creating a KillerRobot and sending it to kill Ben, even avoiding to get arrested. As a result, most of his appearances in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' essentially consist in him getting everything in the face: [[LesCollaborateurs him supporting the Inkurseans' invasion of Earth]] in "Frogs of War" causes him to lose ratings when the occupation is over, and he eventually [[KarmicTransformation gets turned against his will into an alien]].

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* Will Harangue from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' somehow managed to get away with creating a KillerRobot and sending it to kill Ben, even avoiding to get getting arrested. As a result, most of his appearances in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' essentially consist in him getting everything in the face: [[LesCollaborateurs him supporting the Inkurseans' invasion of Earth]] in "Frogs of War" causes him to lose ratings when the occupation is over, and he eventually [[KarmicTransformation gets turned against his will into an alien]].
2nd Jan '17 2:48:56 PM LondonKdS
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* In the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip, an alien CorruptCorporateExecutive named Joshua Dogbolter acted as a recurring villain in a lengthy arc in the early-to-mid eighties, but then disappeared from the strip unpunished for his many crimes due to a change of writer [[AbortedArc aborting the arc]]. "The Stockbridge Showdown", a MilestoneCelebration strip in the magazine's 500th issue, centred around the Doctor finally defeating him.
3rd Dec '16 4:04:42 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Jeffy from ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' constantly [[ButtMonkey makes Mario miserable]] and [[IdiotHoudini never seems to learn anything from it]]. For a while, he rarely, if ever, had anything bad happen to him. Following the backlash that the episode, "Locked Out!" received for having Jeffy get away with locking Mario out of his house and getting Mario arrested, karma seems to be catching up with Jeffy. In "[[ThanksgivingEpisode Turkey Tyranny!]]", when Jeffy throws his dinner plate, Mario gives Jeffy a time-out by making him face a wall for the rest of the episode. Then, in "Franchise/{{Shrek}} [[BabysittingEpisode the Babysitter!]]", [[spoiler: as punishment for locking him in the bathroom and eating his [[TrademarkFavoriteFood cheesecake]], Shrek punishes both Jeffy and Bowser Junior by locking them in the bathroom, where the toilet is clogged up by his poop.]]
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21st Nov '16 8:56:26 AM LtFedora
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* Cal Hockley in ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}''. He treats Rose like crap throughout the film and tries to have Jack arrested, but ends up surviving the sinking. [[spoiler: However, as far as he knew, Rose perished and the Heart of the Ocean was lost forever. Later, he lost all his money in the stock market crash of 1929 and committed suicide.]]
24th Oct '16 11:54:38 PM sayaleviathan
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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 [[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.]]

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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 [[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.]]]]
** Ramsey Snow/Bolton always gets away with the horrible things that he did since Season 3 such as hunting down and flaying his victims, [[spoiler:torturing and castrating Theon and raping Sansa during their wedding night]]. Despite that his dad, [[PragmaticVillainy Roose Bolton]], called him out on his [[StupidEvil needless violence]] which would affect their relations to the rest of the Northern houses, Ramsey had none of it [[spoiler:and killed his own dad, taking control of their house]]. Then, he continues being a murdering asshole much to the viewers’ annoyance. Unfortunately for Ramsey, his time is up [[spoiler:when his forces are overrun by the combined forces of Stark loyalists, the Wildings and Knights of the Vale and Jon Snow cornered him at Winterfell and beat him up into a bloody pulp. To add the cherry on top, Sansa finally got back at him for his horrible actions by feeding him to his own dogs]].
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