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27th Apr '17 4:23:57 PM Maphrox
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': The setting ended on an unquestionable victory for the bad guys, the hordes of Chaos running free over the rest of the world, the Warpstone moon exploding and sending mutagenic meteors over the whole planet, the Lizardmen finally seeing the Old One's plan (which they'd been following despite not knowing big chunks of it) had failed and lifting off their cities into space, and some factions eliminated entirely. Along comes ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', featuring the reincarnated souls of most of those lost in the original setting.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': The setting ended on an unquestionable victory for the bad guys, the hordes of Chaos running free over the rest of the world, the Warpstone moon exploding and sending mutagenic meteors over the whole planet, the Lizardmen finally seeing the Old One's plan (which they'd been following despite not knowing big chunks of it) had failed and lifting off their cities into space, and some factions eliminated entirely. Along comes ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', featuring the reincarnated souls of most of those lost in the original setting.
18th Apr '17 12:42:41 PM QuantumThinguie
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': After Ceres attacks the solar system, the planets are left badly wounded (with [[WoundThatWillNotHeal wounds that don't heal), Mars is convinced that there's no point trying to rely on Sun any longer and that he can't be trusted, and Pluto is disillusioned from everyone but Black Hole, who succeeds in manipulating him to going out into the void and allowing her to possess him and turn him into a HumanoidAbomination like Ceres.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': After Ceres attacks the solar system, the planets are left badly wounded (with [[WoundThatWillNotHeal wounds that don't heal), heal]]), Mars is convinced that there's no point trying to rely on Sun any longer and that he can't be trusted, and Pluto is disillusioned from everyone but Black Hole, who succeeds in manipulating him to going out into the void and allowing her to possess him and turn him into a HumanoidAbomination like Ceres.
13th Apr '17 6:48:15 PM oceanlover4evr
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* ''Webcomic/{{Clockwork}}'': For Cog, a lot changes after [[spoiler: Alexander forces him into becoming his assistant. Not only is he forced to move away from the home he's always known, the driving force behind the "deal" is Alexander's threat to reveal the magic powers that Cog unknowingly inherited from his father - a detail that would have him sentenced to death if revealed.]]
9th Apr '17 7:11:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''SchoolRumble'' revolved around Harima's attempts to woo the girl of his dreams, until he mistakenly declared his love for someone else.

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* ''SchoolRumble'' ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' revolved around Harima's attempts to woo the girl of his dreams, until he mistakenly declared his love for someone else.
5th Apr '17 1:11:39 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Back when [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 the God-Emperor of Mankind]] was still up and about, the galaxy was a far nicer place, the forces of Chaos were still humans and mutants, and technology was freely available. Now Chaos has its own SuperSoldiers, technology that was once common are now irreplaceable treasured relics, and the Emperor needs to burn the souls of a thousand psykers every day just to stay alive and keep the Imperial fleets running.
** It's happening again with the release of ''The Gathering Storm'': Abaddon manages to ''destroy'' Cadia, the Eldar manage to bring Ynnead into existence, Roboute Guilliman has returned, and it's looking like this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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Back when [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 the God-Emperor of Mankind]] Mankind was still up and about, the galaxy was a far nicer place, the forces of Chaos were still humans and mutants, and technology was freely available. Now Chaos has its own SuperSoldiers, technology that was once common are now irreplaceable treasured relics, and the Emperor needs to burn the souls of a thousand psykers every day just to stay alive and keep the Imperial fleets running.
** It's happening It happens again with the release of ''The Gathering Storm'': Abaddon manages to ''destroy'' Cadia, the Eldar manage to bring Ynnead into existence, Roboute Guilliman has returned, and it's looking like this is just the tip of the iceberg.
4th Apr '17 3:54:00 PM Flameal15k
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** It's happening again with the release of ''The Gathering Storm'': Abaddon manages to ''destroy'' Cadia, the Eldar manage to bring Ynnead into existence, Roboute Guilliman has returned, and it's looking like this is just the tip of the iceberg.
26th Mar '17 12:16:00 AM AthenaBlue
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* Proving that barriers were meant to be broken, ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' did this on Saturday morning while advertising toys. At the start of each season, natch. Season two shook things up a little by introducing the Transmetals, altering the planet, etc.; season three shook things up a ''lot'' by destroying the ''Axalon'' and forcing the Maximals to move into the Ark, putting them on the defensive until the series finale.
** The third series of ''TransformersAnimated'' is also seen as being very different than its predecessors, starting with [[spoiler:Sari being revealed to be a robot]] and going from there. Its tone is also ''much'' darker than the earlier seasons- onscreen death starts up, for example.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' divides ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' into what could be easily mistaken for two entirely different series (and indeed was released as such in Japan, with Season 3 branded "Transformers: 2010").
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' goes for broke in the second season finale in ways that haven't been done since the movie. [[spoiler:Megatron has declared war not only on the Autobots but also Earth, parking a giant fortress on the ground, the team has been scattered and shot down and the base has been destroyed with Optimus inside.]]
** [[spoiler:The third season continues to ramp this up. First, Bumblebee gets a new paint job, Ultra Magnus joins Team Prime, Shockwave returns and brings with him the wrath of the Predacons, and oh yeah, Optimus gets revived into a new body with a frickin jet pack! The only thing that returns to status quo is that the Decepticons' new base is destroyed.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': The final episode of season 3, "Jane's Addition," marked a major change in the series. For instance, it introduced Tom Sloan, who would become a major love interest of Jane and then Daria while Daria finally gets over her infatuation with Trent when he lets her down on a school project. Furthermore, it marked the discarding of the series' ResetButton to begin a StoryArc in which all the characters begin to mature while facing situations that would change them forever.
%%* The first episode of the {{retool}}ed ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' invoked this trope.

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* Proving that barriers were meant to be broken, ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' did ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' invoked this on Saturday morning while advertising toys. At from the start of each season, natch. Season two shook things up a little by introducing the Transmetals, altering fifth season; the planet, etc.; season three shook things up a ''lot'' spy agency ISIS was closed down by destroying the ''Axalon'' and forcing FBI leaving all the Maximals to move into the Ark, putting them main characters working there out of a job but with a ton of cocaine on the defensive until the series finale.
** The third series of ''TransformersAnimated'' is also seen as being very different than its predecessors,
hand starting with [[spoiler:Sari being revealed to be a robot]] and going from there. Its tone is also ''much'' darker than off the earlier seasons- onscreen death starts up, "Archer Vice" arc based in Miami. Reason for example.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' divides ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' into what could be easily mistaken for two entirely different series (and indeed was released as such in Japan, with Season 3 branded "Transformers: 2010").
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' goes for broke in the second season finale in ways that haven't been done since the movie. [[spoiler:Megatron has declared war not only on the Autobots but also Earth, parking a giant fortress on the ground, the team has been scattered and shot down and the base has been destroyed with Optimus inside.]]
** [[spoiler:The third season continues to ramp this up. First, Bumblebee gets a new paint job, Ultra Magnus joins Team Prime, Shockwave returns and brings with him the wrath
throwing out one of the Predacons, series' main conceits? WordOfGod is simply that it was getting boring and oh yeah, Optimus gets revived into simply wanted to do a new body with a frickin jet pack! The only MiamiVice thing that returns to status quo is that with the Decepticons' new base is destroyed.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has one in its backstory: "Everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': The final episode of season 3, "Jane's Addition," Addition", marked a major change in the series. For instance, it introduced Tom Sloan, who would become a major love interest of Jane and then Daria while Daria finally gets over her infatuation with Trent when he lets her down on a school project. Furthermore, it marked the discarding of the series' ResetButton to begin a StoryArc in which all the characters begin to mature while facing situations that would change them forever.
%%* * The first episode of the {{retool}}ed Disney version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' invoked this trope.has the title character find the world he knows has changed the bully got rich on a real estate deal, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall his favorite movie character has been]] [[{{Retool}} Retooled]] to become DenserAndWackier, his favorite band has broken up, his favorite restaurant has gone up-scale, and his usual barber shop is under new management. Doug decides to change a bit himself (specifically, his haircut).



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Played with in the ending to the fourth movie where the entire cast (and then some) are on the run and flee into a giant wormhole that was said to take them to unknown corners of the universe. However, the revived next season gives things a subtle HandWave that puts everything back to status quo. It was said that there was a dispute whether or not to make the change. Obviously, those against it won.
** The ending to the fourth movie was set up to be a satisfying conclusion to the series of the "and they lived happily ever after in outer space" variety. When they got the green light for a new season (by a different network), the choice to bring them back to Earth (and the established supporting characters) vs. leaving them tootling around in Parts Unknown (and radically changing the tone of the series)... doesn't seem like something anyone should need to think too hard about. Come ''on'', losing Nixon's Head? Mom? Zapp Brannigan? Robot Devil?



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has a major shake-up in the middle of the second season; with countless hints and questions brought up about Grunkle Stan's true motives throughout the series, and a handful of episodes alluding to the apocalypse, "Not What He Seems" reveals that [[spoiler: Stan has led multiple lives everywhere he's gone, and has at one point been assumed dead. Also, it turns out the countdown didn't trigger the apocalypse, but released Stan's brother, '''the author of the journals''', from wherever Stan's portal leads to.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'''s second season ends with [[spoiler: Korra now completely ''cut off'' from her past lives due to Unalaq temporarily destroying Raava after extracting her from her body. Not only that, after Unalaq is killed and Vaatu is purified, Korra decides to leave the spirit portals ''open'' to begin a new spiritual age which hopefully will lead to true peace between humans and spirits.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'', one of the biggest premises was that Blythe could communicate with animals. Afraid of being considered a freak, or even insane, she kept it as her "Biggest secret". However, a little into the 3rd season, she confessed to her best friend, who in turn recalled odd moments (in her point of view) throughout the series's history which gave her solid proof that Blythe could in speak to and understand animals. And she totally accepts it.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': For an episodic series aimed at a young audience this new generation of My Little Pony really isn't afraid of making big changes.
** By the end of the third season, Rainbow Dash makes some real progress in her dream of joining the Wonderbolts, [[HeelFaceTurn Trixie and Discord are fixed]], and more importantly, Twilight Sparkle has been coronated a princess and made an alicorn to match that status.
** Also extends into the season 4 premiere and the following episode: The Mane 6 sacrifice the Elements of Harmony to revive the Tree of Harmony and save Equestria. Also they begin writing in a group Diary kept by Twilight instead of sending letters.
** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'':
*** The Mane Six gain Rainbow Power, and with it, new powers to explore. The library is destroyed, but in its place is a new castle effectively making Ponyville into a kingdom and Twilight is dubbed "Princess of Friendship".
*** Discord's character also crossed the HeroesFrontierStep. He fully accepts the Mane Six are now his friends and can be truly considered reformed now.
** In the show's five-year anniversary episode, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E19CrusadersOfTheLostMark Crusaders of the Lost Mark]]", the [[{{Deuteragonist}} Cutie Mark Crusaders']] long-time antagonist [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] gets a HeelFaceTurn, and, after five seasons of fruitlessly trying for them, the Crusaders themselves finally obtain their cutie marks.
** In the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 Season 5 finale]] [[spoiler:Starlight Glimmer is not only [[HeelFaceTurn redeemed]], but becomes Twilight's pupil in the study of Friendship, [[SixthRanger permanently changing the mane cast.]]]]
** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash Newbie Dash]]'' sees Rainbow Dash ''finally'' become an official Wonderbolt.
** ''[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 To Where and Back Again Part 2]]'': [[spoiler:The changelings transform after discovering they can share love instead of [[EmotionEater absorbing it]], Queen Chrysalis disappears after vowing revenge on Starlight, and Thorax takes her place as leader of the changelings]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Perry the Platypus has a secret to keep from the Flynn-Fletcher family, namely that he's an OWCA agent. In "[[Recap/PhineasAndFerbHappyBirthdayIsabella Happy Birthday Isabella]]", his latest battle against Dr. Doofenshmirtz was taken to the house of Candace's best friend, Stacy. With his secret exposed, Perry was able to protect his identity via a LoopholeAbuse, namely that Stacy is not a member of his family.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
** The series has Chuckie experience this after getting a new stepmom in the episode, "Changes For Chuckie".
** "Acorn Nuts & Diapey Butts" has Angelica telling the babies that the Fall season will bring changes to their lives. This is followed by Chuckie's dad to start dating strange women, Phil and Lil to get new uncomfortable diapers, and Tommy's grandpa to move to a retirement community. The only change that really stays by the end of the episode is that while Grandpa Lou still moves out, he is now engaged (giving Tommy and Dil a new grandmother) and Tommy admits to that he is happy with that change.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': The Season 5 finale, [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS5E20TheWrongJedi "The Wrong Jedi"]] ends with [[spoiler: Ahsoka Tano leaving the Jedi Order. Of course, given that this takes place before ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', something had to have happened to her.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** At the end of [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E19TwilightOfTheApprentice "Twilight of]] [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E20TwilightOfTheApprenticePartII the Apprentice"]], [[spoiler:Kanan is [[EyeScream blind]], Ahsoka is [[UncertainDoom gone]], all of the Inquisitors are dead, Maul is on the loose and Ezra has opened the [[ArtifactOfDoom Sith holocron]], meaning he's at risk of falling to {{the Dark Side}}.]]
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E19ZeroHour "Zero]] [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII Hour"]]: [[spoiler:The rebels have lost Atollon as a base, and have suffered other heavy losses, Commander Sato and Admiral Konstantine are dead because Sato [[RammingAlwaysWorks rammed]] ''Phoenix Home'' [[HeroicSacrifice into]] Konstantine's Interdictor, [[ReverseMole Kallus']] cover was blown and he's officially joined the rebels, the Bendu unleashed his wrath upon rebels and Imperials alike, and the surviving rebels are on their way to Yavin IV.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'': The third season ends with [[spoiler: the Warden burning down Superjail and Alice and Lord Stingray escaping to Ultraprison]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' kept altering its status quo in season 2, but many of these things were cosmetic changes. However, for the SeasonFinale, everything changed with [[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012S2E25TheInvasionPart1 The]] [[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012S2E26TheInvasionPart2 Invasion]]. After Shredder decides to do a VillainTeamUp with the Kraang again, they make their move, beginning the Kraang's second invasion of New York, only this time, more effectively. [[spoiler: April's other friend Irma turned out to be a Kraang spy, and with his help, the Kraang trash the lair and destroy the shellraiser.]] Scattering and disorganized, the turtles and their allies try to fight the invasion as best they can, but disaster slowly creeps in on them. Leonardo fights the entire foot clan on his own, but is critically injured by Shredder. In turn, Kraang Prime turns Mr. O'Neil into an even more hideous Kraang mutant, and the turtles are forced to abandon April's apartment. Then in combat, Shredder manages to disable both Splinter and Leatherhead, with the turtles horrifyingly watching the latter get thrown deeper into the sewers. The turtles try a heroic LastStand against Kraang Prime, but [[spoiler: even with their new HumongousMecha, they're no match, and are forced to flee New York]] after easily their worst defeat up to this point this incarnation. The status quo in season 3 lasts a while [[spoiler: at April's farm]], however, after the turtles go off on a spirit quest, they all find the internal strength to [[spoiler: return to New York]] to defeat Shredder and Kraang once again. Though significantly, they're forced to move into an abandoned pizza shop as a new home base since the lair is still occupied by the Kraang. They eventually move back home, but things only get worse when the Triceratons show up...
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Season 3 of the series shakes up the basic formula a bit by having the contestants sing musical numbers in each episode and ends with [[spoiler: an EvilVsEvil finale]]. Season 4 goes a step further by replacing the entire cast with new characters. All of these twists have been surprisingly well-received.
** Season 4 has also become notorious for breaking the tradition of [[spoiler: the Final 2 being different genders. This, combined with the third season finale has led fans to the conclusion that literally ''anyone'' can win now]].
* Proving that barriers were meant to be broken, ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' did this on Saturday morning while advertising toys. At the start of each season, natch. Season two shook things up a little by introducing the Transmetals, altering the planet, etc.; season three shook things up a ''lot'' by destroying the ''Axalon'' and forcing the Maximals to move into the Ark, putting them on the defensive until the series finale.
** The third series of ''TransformersAnimated'' is also seen as being very different than its predecessors, starting with [[spoiler:Sari being revealed to be a robot]] and going from there. Its tone is also ''much'' darker than the earlier seasons- onscreen death starts up, for example.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' divides ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' into what could be easily mistaken for two entirely different series (and indeed was released as such in Japan, with Season 3 branded "Transformers: 2010").
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' goes for broke in the second season finale in ways that haven't been done since the movie. [[spoiler:Megatron has declared war not only on the Autobots but also Earth, parking a giant fortress on the ground, the team has been scattered and shot down and the base has been destroyed with Optimus inside.]]
** [[spoiler:The third season continues to ramp this up. First, Bumblebee gets a new paint job, Ultra Magnus joins Team Prime, Shockwave returns and brings with him the wrath of the Predacons, and oh yeah, Optimus gets revived into a new body with a frickin jet pack! The only thing that returns to status quo is that the Decepticons' new base is destroyed.]]



* The first two seasons of ''XMenEvolution'' had a sort of {{Masquerade}} thing going on where the mutants are hiding their existence from the world. [[spoiler: At the end of season two, a Sentinel is let lose on the city and the mutants have no choice but to fight it, revealing themselves to the world.]] The characters try to continue their normal lives and remain in high school, but things have changed. As with the comic book source material, they have to deal with discrimination and they lose many of their non-mutant companions.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': The first episode of the second season does this thanks to a TimeSkip. The changes that occurred over the previous five years are only gradually revealed over the course of the entire season. The final episode, with [[spoiler:''{{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'' revealing himself]], appears to set up another case of this...but season 3 never happens. [[{{Uncancelled}} Then]] [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/11/07/young-justice-returning-for-season-3 this]] [[{{Uncancelled}} happened]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': For an episodic series aimed at a young audience this new generation of My Little Pony really isn't afraid of making big changes.
** By the end of the third season, Rainbow Dash makes some real progress in her dream of joining the Wonderbolts, [[HeelFaceTurn Trixie and Discord are fixed]], and more importantly, Twilight Sparkle has been coronated a princess and made an alicorn to match that status.
** Also extends into the season 4 premiere and the following episode: The Mane 6 sacrifice the Elements of Harmony to revive the Tree of Harmony and save Equestria. Also they begin writing in a group Diary kept by Twilight instead of sending letters.
** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'':
*** The Mane Six gain Rainbow Power, and with it, new powers to explore. The library is destroyed, but in its place is a new castle effectively making Ponyville into a kingdom and Twilight is dubbed "Princess of Friendship".
*** Discord's character also crossed the HeroesFrontierStep. He fully accepts the Mane Six are now his friends and can be truly considered reformed now.
** In the show's five-year anniversary episode, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E19CrusadersOfTheLostMark Crusaders of the Lost Mark]]", the [[{{Deuteragonist}} Cutie Mark Crusaders']] long-time antagonist [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] gets a HeelFaceTurn, and, after five seasons of fruitlessly trying for them, the Crusaders themselves finally obtain their cutie marks.
** In the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 Season 5 finale]] [[spoiler:Starlight Glimmer is not only [[HeelFaceTurn redeemed]], but becomes Twilight's pupil in the study of Friendship, [[SixthRanger permanently changing the mane cast.]]]]
** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash Newbie Dash]]'' sees Rainbow Dash ''finally'' become an official Wonderbolt.
** ''[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 To Where and Back Again Part 2]]'': [[spoiler:The changelings transform after discovering they can share love instead of [[EmotionEater absorbing it]], Queen Chrysalis disappears after vowing revenge on Starlight, and Thorax takes her place as leader of the changelings]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Season 3 of the series shakes up the basic formula a bit by having the contestants sing musical numbers in each episode and ends with [[spoiler: an EvilVsEvil finale]]. Season 4 goes a step further by replacing the entire cast with new characters. All of these twists have been surprisingly well-received.
** Season 4 has also become notorious for breaking the tradition of [[spoiler: the Final 2 being different genders. This, combined with the third season finale has led fans to the conclusion that literally ''anyone'' can win now]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' invoked this from the start of the fifth season; the spy agency ISIS was closed down by the FBI leaving all the main characters working there out of a job but with a ton of cocaine on hand starting off the "Archer Vice" arc based in Miami. Reason for throwing out one of the series' main conceits? WordOfGod is simply that it was getting boring and simply wanted to do a MiamiVice thing with the characters.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'': The third season ends with [[spoiler: the Warden burning down Superjail and Alice and Lord Stingray escaping to Ultraprison]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': The Season 5 finale ends with [[spoiler: Ahsoka Tano leaving the Jedi Order. Of course, given that this takes place before RevengeOfTheSith, something had to have happened to her.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Played with in the ending to the fourth movie where the entire cast (and then some) are on the run and flee into a giant wormhole that was said to take them to unknown corners of the universe. However, the revived next season gives things a subtle HandWave that puts everything back to status quo. It was said that there was a dispute whether or not to make the change. Obviously, those against it won.
** The ending to the fourth movie was set up to be a satisfying conclusion to the series of the "and they lived happily ever after in outer space" variety. When they got the green light for a new season (by a different network), the choice to bring them back to Earth (and the established supporting characters) vs. leaving them tootling around in Parts Unknown (and radically changing the tone of the series)... doesn't seem like something anyone should need to think too hard about. Come ''on'', losing Nixon's Head? Mom? Zapp Brannigan? Robot Devil?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'''s second season ends with [[spoiler: Korra now completely ''cut off'' from her past lives due to Unalaq temporarily destroying Raava after extracting her from her body. Not only that, after Unalaq is killed and Vaatu is purified, Korra decides to leave the spirit portals ''open'' to begin a new spiritual age which hopefully will lead to true peace between humans and spirits.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has one in its backstory: "Everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked."
* In ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'', one of the biggest premises was that Blythe could communicate with animals. Afraid of being considered a freak, or even insane, she kept it as her "Biggest secret". However, a little into the 3rd season, she confessed to her best friend, who in turn recalled odd moments (in her point of view) throughout the series's history which gave her solid proof that Blythe could in speak to and understand animals. And she totally accepts it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Perry the Platypus has a secret to keep from the Flynn-Fletcher family, namely that he's an OWCA agent. In "[[Recap/PhineasAndFerbHappyBirthdayIsabella Happy Birthday Isabella]]", his latest battle against Dr. Doofenshmirtz was taken to the house of Candace's best friend, Stacy. With his secret exposed, Perry was able to protect his identity via a LoopholeAbuse, namely that Stacy is not a member of his family.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' kept altering its status quo in season 2, but many of these things were cosmetic changes. However, for the SeasonFinale, everything changed with [[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012S2E25TheInvasionPart1 The]] [[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012S2E26TheInvasionPart2 Invasion]]. After Shredder decides to do a VillainTeamUp with the Kraang again, they make their move, beginning the Kraang's second invasion of New York, only this time, more effectively. [[spoiler: April's other friend Irma turned out to be a Kraang spy, and with his help, the Kraang trash the lair and destroy the shellraiser.]] Scattering and disorganized, the turtles and their allies try to fight the invasion as best they can, but disaster slowly creeps in on them. Leonardo fights the entire foot clan on his own, but is critically injured by Shredder. In turn, Kraang Prime turns Mr. O'Neil into an even more hideous Kraang mutant, and the turtles are forced to abandon April's apartment. Then in combat, Shredder manages to disable both Splinter and Leatherhead, with the turtles horrifyingly watching the latter get thrown deeper into the sewers. The turtles try a heroic LastStand against Kraang Prime, but [[spoiler: even with their new HumongousMecha, they're no match, and are forced to flee New York]] after easily their worst defeat up to this point this incarnation. The status quo in season 3 lasts a while [[spoiler: at April's farm]], however, after the turtles go off on a spirit quest, they all find the internal strength to [[spoiler: return to New York]] to defeat Shredder and Kraang once again. Though significantly, they're forced to move into an abandoned pizza shop as a new home base since the lair is still occupied by the Kraang. They eventually move back home, but things only get worse when the Triceratons show up...
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has a major shake-up in the middle of the second season; with countless hints and questions brought up about Grunkle Stan's true motives throughout the series, and a handful of episodes alluding to the apocalypse, "Not What He Seems" reveals that [[spoiler: Stan has led multiple lives everywhere he's gone, and has at one point been assumed dead. Also, it turns out the countdown didn't trigger the apocalypse, but released Stan's brother, '''the author of the journals''', from wherever Stan's portal leads to.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
** The series has Chuckie experience this after getting a new stepmom in the episode, "Changes For Chuckie".
** "Acorn Nuts & Diapey Butts" has Angelica telling the babies that the Fall season will bring changes to their lives. This is followed by Chuckie's dad to start dating strange women, Phil and Lil to get new uncomfortable diapers, and Tommy's grandpa to move to a retirement community. The only change that really stays by the end of the episode is that while Grandpa Lou still moves out, he is now engaged (giving Tommy and Dil a new grandmother) and Tommy admits to that he is happy with that change.
* The first episode of the Disney version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' has the title character find the world he knows has changed the bully got rich on a real estate deal, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall his favorite movie character has been]] [[{{Retool}} Retooled]] to become DenserAndWackier, his favorite band has broken up, his favorite restaurant has gone up-scale, and his usual barber shop is under new management. Doug decides to change a bit himself (specifically, his haircut).

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* The first two seasons of ''XMenEvolution'' ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' had a sort of {{Masquerade}} thing going on where the mutants are hiding their existence from the world. [[spoiler: At the end of season two, a Sentinel is let lose on the city and the mutants have no choice but to fight it, revealing themselves to the world.]] The characters try to continue their normal lives and remain in high school, but things have changed. As with the comic book source material, they have to deal with discrimination and they lose many of their non-mutant companions.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': The first episode of the second season does this thanks to a TimeSkip. The changes that occurred over the previous five years are only gradually revealed over the course of the entire season. The final episode, with [[spoiler:''{{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'' revealing himself]], appears to set up another case of this...this ... but season 3 never happens. [[{{Uncancelled}} Then]] [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/11/07/young-justice-returning-for-season-3 this]] [[{{Uncancelled}} happened]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': For an episodic series aimed at a young audience this new generation of My Little Pony really isn't afraid of making big changes.
** By the end of the third season, Rainbow Dash makes some real progress in her dream of joining the Wonderbolts, [[HeelFaceTurn Trixie and Discord are fixed]], and more importantly, Twilight Sparkle has been coronated a princess and made an alicorn to match that status.
** Also extends into the season 4 premiere and the following episode: The Mane 6 sacrifice the Elements of Harmony to revive the Tree of Harmony and save Equestria. Also they begin writing in a group Diary kept by Twilight instead of sending letters.
** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'':
*** The Mane Six gain Rainbow Power, and with it, new powers to explore. The library is destroyed, but in its place is a new castle effectively making Ponyville into a kingdom and Twilight is dubbed "Princess of Friendship".
*** Discord's character also crossed the HeroesFrontierStep. He fully accepts the Mane Six are now his friends and can be truly considered reformed now.
** In the show's five-year anniversary episode, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E19CrusadersOfTheLostMark Crusaders of the Lost Mark]]", the [[{{Deuteragonist}} Cutie Mark Crusaders']] long-time antagonist [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] gets a HeelFaceTurn, and, after five seasons of fruitlessly trying for them, the Crusaders themselves finally obtain their cutie marks.
** In the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 Season 5 finale]] [[spoiler:Starlight Glimmer is not only [[HeelFaceTurn redeemed]], but becomes Twilight's pupil in the study of Friendship, [[SixthRanger permanently changing the mane cast.]]]]
** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash Newbie Dash]]'' sees Rainbow Dash ''finally'' become an official Wonderbolt.
** ''[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 To Where and Back Again Part 2]]'': [[spoiler:The changelings transform after discovering they can share love instead of [[EmotionEater absorbing it]], Queen Chrysalis disappears after vowing revenge on Starlight, and Thorax takes her place as leader of the changelings]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Season 3 of the series shakes up the basic formula a bit by having the contestants sing musical numbers in each episode and ends with [[spoiler: an EvilVsEvil finale]]. Season 4 goes a step further by replacing the entire cast with new characters. All of these twists have been surprisingly well-received.
** Season 4 has also become notorious for breaking the tradition of [[spoiler: the Final 2 being different genders. This, combined with the third season finale has led fans to the conclusion that literally ''anyone'' can win now]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' invoked this from the start of the fifth season; the spy agency ISIS was closed down by the FBI leaving all the main characters working there out of a job but with a ton of cocaine on hand starting off the "Archer Vice" arc based in Miami. Reason for throwing out one of the series' main conceits? WordOfGod is simply that it was getting boring and simply wanted to do a MiamiVice thing with the characters.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'': The third season ends with [[spoiler: the Warden burning down Superjail and Alice and Lord Stingray escaping to Ultraprison]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': The Season 5 finale ends with [[spoiler: Ahsoka Tano leaving the Jedi Order. Of course, given that this takes place before RevengeOfTheSith, something had to have happened to her.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Played with in the ending to the fourth movie where the entire cast (and then some) are on the run and flee into a giant wormhole that was said to take them to unknown corners of the universe. However, the revived next season gives things a subtle HandWave that puts everything back to status quo. It was said that there was a dispute whether or not to make the change. Obviously, those against it won.
** The ending to the fourth movie was set up to be a satisfying conclusion to the series of the "and they lived happily ever after in outer space" variety. When they got the green light for a new season (by a different network), the choice to bring them back to Earth (and the established supporting characters) vs. leaving them tootling around in Parts Unknown (and radically changing the tone of the series)... doesn't seem like something anyone should need to think too hard about. Come ''on'', losing Nixon's Head? Mom? Zapp Brannigan? Robot Devil?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'''s second season ends with [[spoiler: Korra now completely ''cut off'' from her past lives due to Unalaq temporarily destroying Raava after extracting her from her body. Not only that, after Unalaq is killed and Vaatu is purified, Korra decides to leave the spirit portals ''open'' to begin a new spiritual age which hopefully will lead to true peace between humans and spirits.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has one in its backstory: "Everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked."
* In ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'', one of the biggest premises was that Blythe could communicate with animals. Afraid of being considered a freak, or even insane, she kept it as her "Biggest secret". However, a little into the 3rd season, she confessed to her best friend, who in turn recalled odd moments (in her point of view) throughout the series's history which gave her solid proof that Blythe could in speak to and understand animals. And she totally accepts it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Perry the Platypus has a secret to keep from the Flynn-Fletcher family, namely that he's an OWCA agent. In "[[Recap/PhineasAndFerbHappyBirthdayIsabella Happy Birthday Isabella]]", his latest battle against Dr. Doofenshmirtz was taken to the house of Candace's best friend, Stacy. With his secret exposed, Perry was able to protect his identity via a LoopholeAbuse, namely that Stacy is not a member of his family.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' kept altering its status quo in season 2, but many of these things were cosmetic changes. However, for the SeasonFinale, everything changed with [[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012S2E25TheInvasionPart1 The]] [[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012S2E26TheInvasionPart2 Invasion]]. After Shredder decides to do a VillainTeamUp with the Kraang again, they make their move, beginning the Kraang's second invasion of New York, only this time, more effectively. [[spoiler: April's other friend Irma turned out to be a Kraang spy, and with his help, the Kraang trash the lair and destroy the shellraiser.]] Scattering and disorganized, the turtles and their allies try to fight the invasion as best they can, but disaster slowly creeps in on them. Leonardo fights the entire foot clan on his own, but is critically injured by Shredder. In turn, Kraang Prime turns Mr. O'Neil into an even more hideous Kraang mutant, and the turtles are forced to abandon April's apartment. Then in combat, Shredder manages to disable both Splinter and Leatherhead, with the turtles horrifyingly watching the latter get thrown deeper into the sewers. The turtles try a heroic LastStand against Kraang Prime, but [[spoiler: even with their new HumongousMecha, they're no match, and are forced to flee New York]] after easily their worst defeat up to this point this incarnation. The status quo in season 3 lasts a while [[spoiler: at April's farm]], however, after the turtles go off on a spirit quest, they all find the internal strength to [[spoiler: return to New York]] to defeat Shredder and Kraang once again. Though significantly, they're forced to move into an abandoned pizza shop as a new home base since the lair is still occupied by the Kraang. They eventually move back home, but things only get worse when the Triceratons show up...
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has a major shake-up in the middle of the second season; with countless hints and questions brought up about Grunkle Stan's true motives throughout the series, and a handful of episodes alluding to the apocalypse, "Not What He Seems" reveals that [[spoiler: Stan has led multiple lives everywhere he's gone, and has at one point been assumed dead. Also, it turns out the countdown didn't trigger the apocalypse, but released Stan's brother, '''the author of the journals''', from wherever Stan's portal leads to.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
** The series has Chuckie experience this after getting a new stepmom in the episode, "Changes For Chuckie".
** "Acorn Nuts & Diapey Butts" has Angelica telling the babies that the Fall season will bring changes to their lives. This is followed by Chuckie's dad to start dating strange women, Phil and Lil to get new uncomfortable diapers, and Tommy's grandpa to move to a retirement community. The only change that really stays by the end of the episode is that while Grandpa Lou still moves out, he is now engaged (giving Tommy and Dil a new grandmother) and Tommy admits to that he is happy with that change.
* The first episode of the Disney version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' has the title character find the world he knows has changed the bully got rich on a real estate deal, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall his favorite movie character has been]] [[{{Retool}} Retooled]] to become DenserAndWackier, his favorite band has broken up, his favorite restaurant has gone up-scale, and his usual barber shop is under new management. Doug decides to change a bit himself (specifically, his haircut).
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* The status quo in ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'' took its first big hit with Kylier's accidental MindRape of Nessiah. Although the conflict in that plotline is solved for now, it looks as though their relationship is never going to recover.

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* The status quo in ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'' ''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha'' took its first big hit with Kylier's accidental MindRape of Nessiah. Although the conflict in that plotline is solved for now, it looks as though their relationship is never going to recover.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'': Following the [[WhamEpisode Second Dream]], [[spoiler: we finally learn what the Tenno really are, the Sentients have returned, and the moon has been moved back into normal space. Heck, just to hammer in how different things have gotten, WE GET TO SEE WHAT THE LOTUS REALLY LOOKS LIKE]].
** The War Within changes things even further: [[spoiler: Depending on your choices, one of the Grineer Queens is now dead, the Tenno can now begin attacking the heart of the Grineer forces, and you no longer need to use your warframe to fight the enemy]]. Furthermore,[[spoiler:the devs have confirmed that your actions here will have an effect on future parts of the storyline, meaning that no two players will have the same storyline]].
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* End of Season 4 of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Not only do we have [[spoiler: Lucifer rising from hell and kicking off the Apocalypse, the four horsemen riding and the Angels going into full out war mode]], there is also a significant change in the relationship between Sam and Dean after the betrayals and secrets of the previous season.

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** The addition of angels in Season 4 has changed a lot about the progression of the the show.
** The addition of the [[spoiler: Men of Letters Bunker]] in Season 8 has changed the format of the show and since then [[spoiler:Sam and Dean have had home base of their own which now appears in many episodes]].
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