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23rd Nov '17 6:33:35 AM CaptainTedium
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* The four ''Super Santa'' shorts on ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' each had a different villain in them: A sentient toy rabbit in "Jingle Bell Justice", a descendant of [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Ebenezer Scrooge]] in "Naughty", a BadSanta in "South Pole Joe", and a MadScientist who attempted to create an army of mutant vegetables in "Vegetation".
20th Nov '17 10:59:18 AM MagnusForce
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* ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', especially the original series, followed this trope to the letter, except for the one two-parter that took two episodes to defeat one monster.

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* ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', The Franchise/UltraSeries, especially [[Series/{{Ultraman}} the original series, followed series]], follows this trope to the letter, except letter (except for the one two-parter occasional MultiPartEpisode, as well as any battles against the BigBad).
** Averted in ''Series/UltramanNexus'', where each monster forms its own story arc
that took can run anywhere between two episodes to defeat one monster.four episodes.
17th Nov '17 4:19:53 AM thatmadork
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* In ''Series/HarmonQuest'', a part-animated series, part-improvisational comedy show where Creator/DanHarmon invites comedians and actors to play TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons in front of a live studio audience, the special guest players usually takes this role as their characters become the episode's villain of the week (in cases where the character doesn't die at the end, they just make an excuse to go their separate ways instead).
25th Oct '17 8:30:58 AM DracoKanji
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' arguably boils down to this... except it's "villain for the next month and a half", due to the length of the fights.
** The series didn't adopt this format until Part 3 began and Stands were introduced, as Parts 1 & 2 were arc-based. Interestingly enough, this format helped the popularity of the series, as the fights were unique and the Stand users diverse.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' arguably boils down began this in ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'', though "week" was more like "month and a half" due to this... except it's "villain how long it took to release new chapters in ''Shonen Jump''. The anime turns it strictly into a "one Stand user per episode" thing (except for the next month and a half", due to the length of the fights.
** The series didn't adopt this format until Part 3 began and Stands were introduced, as Parts 1 & 2 were arc-based. Interestingly enough, this format helped the popularity of the series, as the fights were unique and the Stand
two-parter with two stand users diverse.at once). [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood Prior]] [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency to]], and [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable afterwards]], it was more arc based.
24th Oct '17 7:54:44 AM gophergiggles
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' typically operates under this format, though some villains do escape from prison from time to time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' typically operates under this format, though some villains do escape from prison from time to time. Also inverted in that one of the ''spies'' often gets turned into a monster (well, CuteMonsterGirl at worst) as well.
18th Oct '17 1:02:21 PM FrogKnight
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* ''Webcomic/TheGreenKnight'' generally follows this structure, with the main protagonists facing off against a different kind of fairy everywhere they stop


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22nd Sep '17 7:53:37 AM NonTroper
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* Integral to the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series. Invariably, they're possessed objects turned rampaging beasts which the heroines fight, defeat and purify, albeit there are cases of animals and even people being possessed. In the first [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure two]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar seasons]] the villains summoned ghost-like spirits (Zakenna and Uzaina respectively) to create the monsters; in following seasons, the bad guys used different tools to achieve the same results, such as [[CoolMask masks]] ([[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Kowaina]]), spheres (Hoshina from ''[=PC5=]'''s sequel ''GO!GO!''), diamond-shaped cards ([[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Nakewameke]]), [[OurSoulsAreDifferent wiltering Flower Hearts]] ([[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Desertrian]]), [[BrownNote corrupted musical notes]] ([[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Negatone]]) and [[MonsterClown clown noses]] containing a [[MacGuffin Cure Decor]] ([[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Akanbe]]). The [[Anime/DokiDokiPreCure Jikochuus]] are the exception to the rule as they are created with [[TheHeartless the selfish and petty thoughts of a person's heart]] without the need of possessing anything. [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure saiarks]] and [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure zetsuborgs]] do have the need to possess,but they can possess humans. [[Anime/MahoGirlsPrettyCure yokubaru]] need to possess 2 or more objects,

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* Integral to the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series. Invariably, they're possessed objects turned rampaging beasts which the heroines fight, defeat and purify, albeit there are cases of animals and even people being possessed. In the first [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure two]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar seasons]] the villains summoned ghost-like spirits (Zakenna and Uzaina respectively) to create the monsters; in following seasons, the bad guys used different tools to achieve the same results, such as [[CoolMask masks]] ([[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Kowaina]]), spheres (Hoshina from ''[=PC5=]'''s sequel ''GO!GO!''), diamond-shaped cards ([[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Nakewameke]]), [[OurSoulsAreDifferent wiltering Flower Hearts]] ([[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Desertrian]]), [[BrownNote corrupted musical notes]] ([[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Negatone]]) and [[MonsterClown clown noses]] containing a [[MacGuffin Cure Decor]] ([[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Akanbe]]). The [[Anime/DokiDokiPreCure Jikochuus]] are the exception to the rule as they are created with [[TheHeartless the selfish and petty thoughts of a person's heart]] without the need of possessing anything. [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure saiarks]] Saiarks]] and [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure zetsuborgs]] Zetsuborgs]] do have the need to possess,but they can possess humans. [[Anime/MahoGirlsPrettyCure yokubaru]] [[Anime/MahouTsukaiPrettyCure Yokubaru]] need to possess 2 or more objects,
22nd Sep '17 7:52:34 AM NonTroper
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* Integral to the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series. Invariably, they're possessed objects turned rampaging beasts which the heroines fight, defeat and purify, albeit there are cases of animals and even people being possessed. In the first [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure two]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar seasons]] the villains summoned ghost-like spirits (Zakenna and Uzaina respectively) to create the monsters; in following seasons, the bad guys used different tools to achieve the same results, such as [[CoolMask masks]] ([[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Kowaina]]), spheres (Hoshina from ''[=PC5=]'''s sequel ''GO!GO!''), diamond-shaped cards ([[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Nakewameke]]), [[OurSoulsAreDifferent wiltering Flower Hearts]] ([[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Desertrian]]), [[BrownNote corrupted musical notes]] ([[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Negatone]]) and [[MonsterClown clown noses]] containing a [[MacGuffin Cure Decor]] ([[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Akanbe]]). The [[Anime/DokiDokiPreCure Jikochuus]] are the exception to the rule as they are created with [[TheHeartless the selfish and petty thoughts of a person's heart]] without the need of possessing anything.

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* Integral to the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series. Invariably, they're possessed objects turned rampaging beasts which the heroines fight, defeat and purify, albeit there are cases of animals and even people being possessed. In the first [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure two]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar seasons]] the villains summoned ghost-like spirits (Zakenna and Uzaina respectively) to create the monsters; in following seasons, the bad guys used different tools to achieve the same results, such as [[CoolMask masks]] ([[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Kowaina]]), spheres (Hoshina from ''[=PC5=]'''s sequel ''GO!GO!''), diamond-shaped cards ([[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Nakewameke]]), [[OurSoulsAreDifferent wiltering Flower Hearts]] ([[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Desertrian]]), [[BrownNote corrupted musical notes]] ([[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Negatone]]) and [[MonsterClown clown noses]] containing a [[MacGuffin Cure Decor]] ([[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Akanbe]]). The [[Anime/DokiDokiPreCure Jikochuus]] are the exception to the rule as they are created with [[TheHeartless the selfish and petty thoughts of a person's heart]] without the need of possessing anything. [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure saiarks]] and [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure zetsuborgs]] do have the need to possess,but they can possess humans. [[Anime/MahoGirlsPrettyCure yokubaru]] need to possess 2 or more objects,
17th Aug '17 10:02:30 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' had very few recurring villains, most episodes having the titular character and his human partner dealing with a different toon criminal.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' had very few recurring villains, most episodes having the titular character and his human partner dealing with a different human or toon criminal.
17th Aug '17 9:59:16 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' had very few recurring villains, most episodes having the titular character and his human partner dealing with a different toon criminal.
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