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8th Aug '17 5:41:37 PM jccw227
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* Mickey again takes on this role in a ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' cartoon where he's held hostage by Pete, and his even dumber backwoods cousin, Zeke, who had just robbed a bank. Mickey convinces both parties that one of them is trying to do the other one in and take the money for themselves, and then proceeds to add fuel to the fire as their paranoia (and stupidity) sets in.

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* Mickey again takes on this role in a ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' cartoon where he's held hostage by Pete, and his even dumber backwoods cousin, Zeke, who had just robbed a bank. [[LetsYouAndHimFight Mickey convinces both parties that one of them is trying to do the other one in and take the money for themselves, themselves,]] and then proceeds to add fuel to the fire as their paranoia (and stupidity) sets in.
20th Jun '17 2:46:19 PM NoSpoilerz
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* The Creator/TheMarxBrothers, making it OlderThanTheyThink. Groucho's line "Then it's war!" from ''Film/DuckSoup'' is the inspiration for Bugs Bunny's BattleCry. The film includes a literal war, splicing in footage from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.

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* The Creator/TheMarxBrothers, making it OlderThanTheyThink. Groucho's line "Then it's war!" from ''Film/DuckSoup'' is the inspiration for Bugs Bunny's BattleCry. The film includes a literal war, splicing in footage from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
14th Jun '17 11:39:50 PM SarcasmKid
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* The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister) in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' (although Wakko is closer to being a ScrewySquirrel) are somewhat offset by the fact that they can be cheerful and annoying to ''anybody'', but are generally harmless until someone starts being a {{Jerkass}}. Then he gets labeled their "Special Friend", and all bets are off. In one episode, they're being driven crazy by a parody of the nanny from ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic''... but can't bring themselves to clobber her, because she's not doing anything ''wrong''. [[spoiler:They hire [[ScrewySquirrel Slappy]].]]

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* The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister) in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' (although Wakko is closer to being a ScrewySquirrel) are somewhat offset by the fact that they can be cheerful and annoying to ''anybody'', but are generally harmless until someone starts being a {{Jerkass}}. Then he gets labeled their "Special Friend", and all bets are off. In one episode, they're being driven crazy by a parody of the nanny from ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic''... but can't bring themselves to clobber her, because she's not doing anything ''wrong''. [[spoiler:They hire [[ScrewySquirrel Slappy]].Slappy]], although by the end the nanny ends up in a home more likely to appreciate her (that is, with a parody of the Von Trapps).]]
12th Jun '17 9:39:26 AM StFan
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* The very aptly-named Karma of ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' is this trope as well as being a BullyHunter. Hunting a Bully who was academically gifted in defense of a student from the lowest class got him kicked down to Class-E as well...where he is now thriving in learning assassination techniques to add to his arsenal.

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* The very aptly-named Karma of ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' is this trope as well as being a BullyHunter. Hunting a Bully who was academically gifted in defense of a student from the lowest class got him kicked down to Class-E as well... where he is now thriving in learning assassination techniques to add to his arsenal.



* Tough to say whether this belongs under LiveActionTV or WesternAnimation, but part of the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode ''Revenging Angel'' depicts Crichton in a coma using a series of Creator/ChuckJones-inspired animated sequences in a ShoutOut to the classic WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes shorts. Crichton's role is variously the Road Runner or Bugs Bunny, depending on whether he's just trying to run away from D'Argo, or actively taking revenge for having put him in the coma in the first place (the latter placing him squarely in this trope).

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* Tough to say whether this belongs under LiveActionTV or WesternAnimation, but part of the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode ''Revenging Angel'' "Revenging Angel" depicts Crichton in a coma using a series of Creator/ChuckJones-inspired animated sequences in a ShoutOut to the classic WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes shorts. Crichton's role is variously the Road Runner or Bugs Bunny, depending on whether he's just trying to run away from D'Argo, or actively taking revenge for having put him in the coma in the first place (the latter placing him squarely in this trope).



* Br'er Rabbit, moreso in the original stories than in the [[{{Disneyfication}} Disneyfied]] ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth''. Bugs Bunny was partially based on this character.

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* Br'er Rabbit, moreso in the original stories than in the [[{{Disneyfication}} Disneyfied]] ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth''.''Film/SongOfTheSouth''. Bugs Bunny was partially based on this character.



* Most of the Tiny Toons from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' fit into this category. Especially Babs and Buster. Makes sense, considering the entire show is an ''AffectionateParody'' of old WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoons, featuring [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of old WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes characters being ''taught'' by said characters.

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* Most of the Tiny Toons from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' fit into this category. Especially Babs and Buster. Makes sense, considering the entire show is an ''AffectionateParody'' AffectionateParody of old WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoons, featuring [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of old WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes characters being ''taught'' by said characters.



* WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons: In the short ''WesternAnimation/BadLuckBlackie'', a black cat helps a kitten get even with a BullyBulldog by causing the dog bad luck, which takes the form of [[AnvilOnHead various heavy things falling on the dog out of nowhere]].

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* WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons: In the short ''WesternAnimation/BadLuckBlackie'', "WesternAnimation/BadLuckBlackie", a black cat helps a kitten get even with a BullyBulldog by causing the dog bad luck, which takes the form of [[AnvilOnHead various heavy things falling on the dog out of nowhere]].



29th May '17 11:21:01 AM Andyroid
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* In the Creator/TexAvery short ''WesternAnimation/BadLuckBlackie'', a black cat helps a kitten get even with a BullyBulldog by causing the dog bad luck, which takes the form of [[AnivlOnHead various heavy things falling on the dog out of nowhere]].

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* WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons: In the Creator/TexAvery short ''WesternAnimation/BadLuckBlackie'', a black cat helps a kitten get even with a BullyBulldog by causing the dog bad luck, which takes the form of [[AnivlOnHead [[AnvilOnHead various heavy things falling on the dog out of nowhere]].
29th May '17 11:19:50 AM Andyroid
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* In the Creator/TexAvery short ''WesternAnimation/BadLuckBlackie'', a black cat helps a kitten get even with a BullyBulldog by causing the dog bad luck, which takes the form of [[AnivlOnHead various heavy things falling on the dog out of nowhere]].
26th Dec '16 11:11:15 AM Goldfritha
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[[ObfuscatingStupidity May masquerade]] as TheFool, or vice versa; whether silly or wise, he will always display HiddenDepths (if only a knack for {{comedy}} and SimplemindedWisdom) whom the audience may laugh at. This is not always true of other [[TricksterArchetype Tricksters]] in general, who are sometimes cast as {{cloud cuckoolander}}s, irrepressible [[ScrewySquirrel agents of chaos]], lesser [[LoveableRogue chaos-bringers]] who are constantly being [[AnAesop taught a lesson]] themselves, or cosmic {{butt monkey}}s. Such traits rarely apply here.

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[[ObfuscatingStupidity May masquerade]] as TheFool, or vice versa; whether silly or wise, he will always display HiddenDepths (if only a knack for {{comedy}} and SimplemindedWisdom) whom the audience may laugh at. This is not always true of other [[TricksterArchetype Tricksters]] in general, who are sometimes cast as {{cloud cuckoolander}}s, irrepressible [[ScrewySquirrel agents of chaos]], lesser [[LoveableRogue chaos-bringers]] who are constantly being [[AnAesop taught a lesson]] themselves, or cosmic {{butt monkey}}s. Such traits rarely apply here.
here. Indeed, the Karmic Trickster is the least vulnerable to HoistByHisOwnPetard or to CounterZany (which he can often turn to ZanySchemeChicken).
8th Nov '16 5:09:57 PM oneuglybunny
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* The Creator/TheMarxBrothers, making it OlderThanTheyThink. Groucho's line "Then it's war!" from ''Film/DuckSoup'' might be the inspiration for Bugs Bunny's similar line. In the film there was, in fact, a literal war. Complete with footage from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.

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* The Creator/TheMarxBrothers, making it OlderThanTheyThink. Groucho's line "Then it's war!" from ''Film/DuckSoup'' might be is the inspiration for Bugs Bunny's similar line. In the BattleCry. The film there was, in fact, includes a literal war. Complete with war, splicing in footage from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
6th Sep '16 9:28:23 AM AFreakyDude
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* Eric Cartman in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants". The visual style imitates WesternAnimation/BugsBunny wartime short films. Cartman also qualifies as a (very dark) Karmic Trickster in "Scott Tenorman Must Die!" -- perhaps as a kind of one-upsmanship of Scott Tenorman, who himself is also a Trickster.

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* Eric Cartman in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants". The visual style imitates WesternAnimation/BugsBunny wartime short films. Cartman also qualifies as a (very dark) ([[IAteWhat very dark]]) Karmic Trickster in "Scott Tenorman Must Die!" -- perhaps as a kind of one-upsmanship of Scott Tenorman, who himself is also a Trickster.
23rd Aug '16 6:53:02 PM PKMN37
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A {{Trickster}} who specializes in unstuffing stuffed shirts, deflating puffed-up egos, trivializing the self-important, and confusing know-it-alls. The Karmic Trickster is normally harmless, even friendly, if left unmolested. Once his dignity is dented or his person threatened, however, it's no holds barred -- the target is in for humiliation, embarrassment and bewilderment. Any tactic is fair game as long as it does not cause actual physical harm to the target. Only when the target has surrendered does the Karmic Trickster conclude his vengeance.

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A {{Trickster}} who specializes in unstuffing stuffed shirts, deflating puffed-up egos, trivializing the self-important, and confusing know-it-alls. The Karmic Trickster is normally harmless, even friendly, if left unmolested.alone. Once his dignity is dented or his person threatened, however, it's no holds barred -- the target is in for humiliation, embarrassment and bewilderment. Any tactic is fair game as long as it does not cause actual physical harm to the target. Only when the target has surrendered does the Karmic Trickster conclude his vengeance.
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