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* In the ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' episode "The Rise and Fall of the Kate Empire", when Kate dislocates her shoulder and Claire takes her position as captain, Lizzie and friends consider Claire ''worse'' than Kate. This prompts Lizzie to help Kate gain back her popularity and spot as cheer captain.
22nd May '17 6:58:16 AM SilverSupernova
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* In an episode of Series/TheLeague, Taco sobers up for the first time in years after he loses his marijuana stash. Sober Taco ends up making the rest of the gang feel both annoyed by him pointing out just how awful they all are and his sudden competence both in life in general and in their Fantasy Football league (they generally viewed playing him as a free win due to a mix of his InsaneTrollLogic and his general apathy for the game, both of which were gone when he sobered up). In the end, they end up pinning him tot he ground and forcing him to get high again.

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* In an episode of Series/TheLeague, Taco sobers up for the first time in years after he loses his marijuana stash. Sober Taco ends up making the rest of the gang feel both annoyed by him pointing out just how awful or lazy they all are and are, as well as his sudden competence both in life in general and in their Fantasy Football league (they generally viewed playing him as a free win due to a mix of his InsaneTrollLogic and his general apathy for the game, both of which were gone when he sobered up). In the end, they end up pinning him tot he to the ground and forcing him to get high again.
22nd May '17 6:56:37 AM SilverSupernova
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* In an episode of Series/TheLeague, Taco sobers up for the first time in years after he loses his marijuana stash. Sober Taco ends up making the rest of the gang feel both annoyed by him pointing out just how awful they all are and his sudden competence both in life in general and in their Fantasy Football league (they generally viewed playing him as a free win due to a mix of his InsaneTrollLogic and his general apathy for the game, both of which were gone when he sobered up). In the end, they end up pinning him tot he ground and forcing him to get high again.
24th Mar '17 8:53:48 AM Jgamer
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* In a ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' side-story, [[LovableSexManiac Issei]] loses his perversion and the Occult Research Club tries to restore him back to his perverted self, partly because [[SupportingHarem the girls]] want Issei [[AllWomenAreLustful to admire them in a sexual manner]] and partly because they're so used to Issei's usual perverted self that this his new personality seems weird.
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* After being roasted by his friends, ''WesternAnimation/BuddyThunderstruck'' comes to the incorrect realization that everyone hates his over-the top personality and makes an effort to act super polite in their presence. In reality, everyone loves the excitement his over-the-top antics brings to their lives to the point where Really Old Lady starts dying of boredom and doesn't come to until Buddy changes back to his old self.
12th Mar '17 11:22:25 AM AthenaBlue
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* In one storyarc of ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'', Ethan gets electrocuted by a telephone wire while trying to "unclog the internets". As a result, he now no longer has unhealthy interest for video games and instead wants to make tea and read books. The problem is that New!Ethan is better in '''''every''''' way than Old!Ethan. His friends however are driven mad by the wackiness withdrawal and both become like Old!Ethan.



* In one storyarc of ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'', Ethan gets electrocuted by a telephone wire while trying to "unclog the internets". As a result, he now no longer has unhealthy interest for video games and instead wants to make tea and read books. The problem is that New!Ethan is better in '''''every''''' way than Old!Ethan. His friends however are driven mad by the wackiness withdrawal and both become like Old!Ethan.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Drakken in "Bad Boy". Ron has this attitude towards Shego in "Stop Team Go".
* This frequently happened to Bender on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
** When he found religion in "Hell Is Other Robots", though it had more to do with Bender being obnoxious in entirely other ways (like multi-hour sermons in stuffy, un-air conditioned rooms).
** In "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back", Bender's personality is downloaded and sent to the Central Bureaucracy. This reverts Bender to a simple "insert girder, bend girder" mode. When it is noted that Bender is now helpful and polite, everyone decides to get their jerk back. They even lampshade it by not being able to rationalize why they should.
** To a lesser extent, Professor Farnsworth in "Bendless Love", when Bender bends his spine so he continually faces upwards. This results in his brain being flooded with endorphins, making him obnoxiously cheery. By the end of the episode, Bender is so sick of listening to him he bends him back the other way, instantly making him [[MoodSwinger very sad]]. [[ComedicSociopathy Everyone is fine with it.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Drakken In ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' when the Gromble is sacked by his supervisor Balook the Grand Falloon in "Bad Boy". Ron has "The Master Monster", the students go insane from Balook's insultingly simplistic instructions, as they are forced to read textbooks years below their skill level and are expressly forbidden from performing fieldwork. They end up seeking out the Gromble and begging him to give them more intellectually stimulating assignments and he starts leading them on secret midnight scare raids. When [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo returns]] at the end of the episode the main characters express relief as they listen to the Gromble's [[SadistTeacher sadistic rantings]], which normally leave them frightened.
* Nicely played with in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears''. A magic spell is supposed to make [[GrumpyBear Gruffy]] behave more socially considerate. It works perfectly, by saying "Please" turns him into a real helpful (albeit slightly annoying) NiceGuy. However, the spell comes with the side-effect that saying [[BerserkButton "Thank you"]] makes him behave [[AxCrazy the opposite way]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Donny", Finn and Jake stop a grass ogre named Donny from beating up a town of house people and reform him. Then Finn discovers that the ogre's jerkiness was the only thing keeping a pack of [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent whywolves]] from attacking the house people (by producing a gas named "obnoxygen" that poisons them). They end up having to make Donny a jerk again to save the house people.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Norbert suffers from "Damnesia" (where you forget everything except what damnesia is) and, [[IHatePastMe horrified to see the way he treats Daggett in home videos]], resolves to become the perfect brother. Daggett enjoys it initially, but ultimately wants his old brother back.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' gets one with [[LadyDrunk Malory]]. In a drunken fit, she sends out a burn notice on her son, and, once she sobers up, is horrified at what she does and begins moping endlessly. Ray and Cheryl remark that they liked her better when she was mean.
* Done in ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries''. Reggie is kidnapped by aliens who create a clone to replace him so nobody will notice. However, they literally ''ask'' him what he is like, and thanks to Reggie's [[SmallNameBigEgo raging ego]], he describes himself as a literal saint. Suffice to say, the gang loves
this attitude towards Shego new Reggie, with the exception of Archie, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness who notices the difference immediately]]. Bonus points that the real Reggie actually beats the clone in "Stop Team Go".
a [[ItMakesSenseInContext a nice contest]], [[spoiler: by telling the clone that if it really was the nicest it would let him win, which makes it punch him in the face to throw the contest.]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', this happens to Binky occasionally, as well as to Francine in "Meek For A Week".
* This frequently happened happens to Bender on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
** When he found religion in "Hell Is Other Robots", though it had more to do with Bender being obnoxious in entirely other ways (like multi-hour sermons in stuffy, un-air conditioned rooms).
** In "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back", Bender's personality is downloaded and
the title character of the cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', after he's sent to the Central Bureaucracy. This reverts Bender to a simple "insert girder, bend girder" mode. When it is noted rehabilitation facility for a prank that Bender is now helpful and goes to far. He becomes a polite, decent person, but everyone decides finds him mind-numbingly boring. The MadScientist Dr. Prankenstein tries several treatments to try to return him to his normal self so he can save Lydia, and after all of them fail, he uses [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique something he's saved for an emergency]] - the Pranken-beetle. It works like a charm.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' had AlphaBitch Bianca trying to be nicer to people. Her chauffeur, Wilshire didn't like the change, preferring her old self.
* Totally averted in the ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' episode "Dan Vs. Dan". When Dan's response to his identity thief is apparently to give up and reinvent himself as NiceGuy Biff, Chris is overjoyed that he has two nice friends instead of one {{Jerkass}} friend. Elise thinks the whole thing is an act [[spoiler:and of course she's right. After the fake Dan gets arrested because the real Dan missed a court date, Dan promptly goes back to being a {{Jerkass}}. Chris falls to his knees weeping over the loss of his two new friends (especially because fake Dan baked him pie).]]
* Played mostly straight in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': in "Quinn the Brain", when Quinn happens more or less by accident
to get their jerk back. They even lampshade it a reputation as 'a brain' (while still remaining popular), Daria realizes that this is impinging on ''her'' self-image. She proceeds to do a turn-about on Quinn by not dressing fashionably and pretending to go out on a date with The Three Js, causing Quinn to ditch the beret and black sweater and go back to the Fashion Club. Later in the series, it's established that Quinn really is intelligent and she finally lets go of her fear of embracing it. By that point, Daria has gotten over enough of her own personal issues to actually be supportive of her.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'', Dave's little sister Fang, known for
being able the single most violent, fearsome being in all the land despite being pint sized, undergoes a transformation that makes her much more sedate and ladylike. Dave and his older sister Candy appreciate this greatly for a while, but then the kingdom is threatened by giant bugs. Fang, who the bugs are terrified of and would flee from on sight, refuses to rationalize why they should.
go into battle and instead settles to make clothing for the beetles, as she's been putting clothes on every animal she possibly can. Dave and Candy try to make her snap back to her usual self, but fail until Fang sees both her siblings in danger and promptly goes back to her normal homicidal rage monster self to protect them.
* A ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode where he fired Dee Dee and had her replaced with an actress.
** To a lesser extent, Professor Farnsworth in "Bendless Love", Or when Bender bends Dexter made Dee Dee much smarter so she would stop fooling around and start helping him with experiments, but she turned out to be more competent than him, so jealous Dexter reverted her back.
** An inversion happens when following another [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rant about her being stupid]] Dee Dee in return [[ShutUpHannibal pitifully chastises]] Dexter for spending
his spine so he continually faces upwards. This youth alone in his boring lab and not knowing how to have fun. Devastated Dexter pleads his sister to teach him "the way of Dee Dee". She agrees, but the results in are catastrophic - reworked Dexter proves to be even more erratic and destructive then Dee-Dee herself. She smacks him back into his right mind.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' when he got run through the "purifier" machine. (It took a day or two.)
** Not to mention the episode that he quits the Protectorate for a glamorous job in the family restaurant sector.
** And finally, the episode where the Martian Commander removes Dodgers'
brain being flooded to study why he's such a "genius", swapping in an artificial brain in the meantime. Dodgers ends up far more competent and heroic with endorphins, making him obnoxiously cheery. By the replacement brain and defeats the Commander easily, retrieving his real brain. At the end of the episode, Bender is so sick of listening Cadet realizes that this will just turn Dodgers into a useless {{Jerkass}} again, but can only remark [[DeadpanSnarker "It was fun while it lasted..."]]
* Happens in the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "My Fair Ed", where Edd tries
to reform his friends, and they start becoming ''too'' friendly and helpful. Then it turns out they were just playing with him he bends the whole time and hadn't really changed.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'':
** An episode had Timmy saving Vicky's life, causing them to [[HeelFaceTurn become friends]]. The [[HilarityEnsues hilarity that ensues]] has Timmy and his fairies wanting Vicky to turn evil again.
** Even more so in the episode where she was kicked out of B.R.A.T. Timmy Turner called her out as not being nice and therefore having no friends. She take it to the heart by becoming a ClingyJealousGirl towards Timmy and forcefully turning
him back the other way, instantly into her girlfriend-replacement. Timmy had apparently no choice but making Vicky hate him [[MoodSwinger very sad]]. [[ComedicSociopathy Everyone is fine with it.]]again.



* This frequently happened to Bender on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
** When he found religion in "Hell Is Other Robots", though it had more to do with Bender being obnoxious in entirely other ways (like multi-hour sermons in stuffy, un-air conditioned rooms).
** In "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back", Bender's personality is downloaded and sent to the Central Bureaucracy. This reverts Bender to a simple "insert girder, bend girder" mode. When it is noted that Bender is now helpful and polite, everyone decides to get their jerk back. They even lampshade it by not being able to rationalize why they should.
** To a lesser extent, Professor Farnsworth in "Bendless Love", when Bender bends his spine so he continually faces upwards. This results in his brain being flooded with endorphins, making him obnoxiously cheery. By the end of the episode, Bender is so sick of listening to him he bends him back the other way, instantly making him [[MoodSwinger very sad]]. [[ComedicSociopathy Everyone is fine with it.]]
* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Garfield is hit on the head and gets amnesia. He becoms a sweet, polite, cat who only eats healthy food and wouldn't dream of kicking Odie off the table Jon and Odie are worried and take him to the vet. The vet wonders why they want to restore Garfield to normal. By the end of the episode a second hit has him back to normal. Garfield promptly eats everything in sight and kicks Odie off the table. Jon and Odie couldn't be happier.
** Also happens in a ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' segment. Orson has is tired of Roy's insults and has him fired. So Wade invokes this trope by hiring his annoying cousin Fred to replace Roy. After a few minutes of his insults Orson is yelling to get Roy back.
* The ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' episode "Robo Bobo" deals with the second version of the trope: Bobo decides to take a break and puts a robotic duplicate in his place, which unlike the original, is considerate and rule-abiding. Rex, having grown used to Bobo (and annoyed by how much of a goody-two-shoes his double is), slowly reprograms the robot to be more like the real ape. In the end, it ends up [[GoneHorriblyRight learning too well]].



* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' when he got run through the "purifier" machine. (It took a day or two.)
** Not to mention the episode that he quits the Protectorate for a glamorous job in the family restaurant sector.
** And finally, the episode where the Martian Commander removes Dodgers' brain to study why he's such a "genius", swapping in an artificial brain in the meantime. Dodgers ends up far more competent and heroic with the replacement brain and defeats the Commander easily, retrieving his real brain. At the end of the episode, Cadet realizes that this will just turn Dodgers into a useless {{Jerkass}} again, but can only remark [[DeadpanSnarker "It was fun while it lasted..."]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' when he got run through the "purifier" machine. (It took a day or two.)
** Not to mention the episode that he quits the Protectorate for a glamorous job
''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' uses this trope in the family restaurant sector.
** And finally,
short "Bad Manager" in which the episode where girls have their jerky manager Kaz loses a bet and wind up with a new manager who treats them quite well and provides them with all manner of luxury. In the Martian Commander removes Dodgers' brain end they discover Kaz, down on his luck and they decide to study why try and get him back because he's such "family". Standard use of {{Snapback}}.
* In "Captain Who?" on ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates'', when Captain Hook forgets who he is due to [[EasyAmnesia getting
a "genius", swapping in an artificial brain in the meantime. Dodgers ends up far more competent and heroic with the replacement brain and defeats the Commander easily, retrieving whiff of a Forget-Me Flower]], he also loses all of his real brain. At the end of the episode, Cadet realizes that this will just turn Dodgers into a useless {{Jerkass}} again, tendencies. Smee, Sharky and Bones turn to Jake and his team to help because they went their jerk back. His memory is eventually restored by [[spoiler:an encounter with his nemesis, Tic Toc Croc.]]
* This is ''forced'' onto WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest when his sisters try to separate his bad "juju" for wrecking their lab. Johnny turns into an obedient, cheerful, and hug-happy shell of his former self. Unfortunately the bad juju ends up turning into a destructive EvilKnockoff and his sisters get sick of all the annoying hugs, prompting the yearning for the normal Johnny.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Drakken in "Bad Boy". Ron has this attitude towards Shego in "Stop Team Go".
* In ''WesternAnimation/LifeWithLouie'' Jen Glen is {{Jerkass}} and LargeHam so big that the entire town fears her. In one episode she loses her voice and it quickly turns out to have strange effects on the community, because many people starts acting like they have no purpose or turn into their certain opposites - Andy, the town's second LargeHam, even becomes calm and ''forgets about the war'' (leading to AlternateCharacterInterpretation that he may be a ShellShockedVeteran and that it's Jen's loud and angry behavior that constantly reminds him about some traumatic experiences from the war). The entire town works in the end to raise money for her operation.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Invasion of the Bunny-Snatchers", Bugs is distressed to find his nemeses Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, and Daffy Duck have been replaced by cheerful, friendly, badly-drawn doppelgangers. And this is ''before'' his own badly-animated look-alike climbs out of the "strange-looking carrot" Daffy gave him and attacks him with an axe. Bugs is delighted to have his old foes back once he gets rid of the impostors.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', King Julian is led to believe that the eclipse is caused by him being a jerk to everyone so he decides to be nice
but can only remark [[DeadpanSnarker "It was fun while it lasted..."]]he becomes very annoying trying to help everyone. [[spoiler:An annoyed group of penguins and a made up "sign from the sky spirits" later he's back to normal.]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', This happens to Buford when he loses his goldfish in "Voyage To The Bottom Of Buford".
* Happens on ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' after Lacienega loses her confidence after getting ridiculed for her big feet and Penny wanting her to be back to being herself again.



* In one ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short, Tom is hit over the head with a broom and thinks he is a mouse. He immediately becomes totally harmless and takes a highly annoying liking to Jerry, who cannot stand this and spends the whole episode trying to turn Tom back into his arch-enemy.
* Played mostly straight in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': in "Quinn the Brain", when Quinn happens more or less by accident to get a reputation as 'a brain' (while still remaining popular), Daria realizes that this is impinging on ''her'' self-image. She proceeds to do a turn-about on Quinn by dressing fashionably and pretending to go out on a date with The Three Js, causing Quinn to ditch the beret and black sweater and go back to the Fashion Club. Later in the series, it's established that Quinn really is intelligent and she finally lets go of her fear of embracing it. By that point, Daria has gotten over enough of her own personal issues to actually be supportive of her.
* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' uses this trope in the short "Bad Manager" in which the girls have their jerky manager Kaz loses a bet and wind up with a new manager who treats them quite well and provides them with all manner of luxury. In the end they discover Kaz, down on his luck and they decide to try and get him back because he's "family". Standard use of {{Snapback}}.
* In the episode "Changing Gears" of the original ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' cartoon, the Decepticons remove a critical component they need for their Weapon Of The Week from the Autobot Gears, changing him from his usual grumpy, complaining self into being a lot nicer. The other Autobots react negatively to this:
-->'''Ironhide:''' What did you do to Gears, you monster?! You turned him... nice!
** ''Nearly'' inverted at the end of the episode, before [[spoiler:Optimus Prime replaces the component anyway, and Gears begins grumbling again only to be left behind by the other Autobots.]]:
--->'''Trailbreaker:''' Well, we took a vote and... we decided we like Gears the way he is now.



* This has happened a number of times in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' with numerous characters, sometimes as a whole episode plot and sometimes as a single sub-portion of the overarching story. A few examples are when Squidward was electrocuted by his own electric fence and developed a personality very similar to that of Spongebob (at the end he was returned to normal by another electrocution, which also struck Spongebob and Patrick, [[HereWeGoAgain turning them both into Squidward personality clones]]), a time when SpongeBob tried to become "normal" and lost everything unique about his personality, and when Patrick's brain was accidentally replaced with brain coral after an accident, turning him into an arrogant super-genius who does not understand the concept of fun and is too smart even to be liked by GadgeteerGenius Sandy. That one ends up being FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome, with Patrick using his newfound genius to mathematically determine his actual brain's location in the brain coral fields where he lost it so he can [[DumbIsGood become his old self again]].
** A minor variation also came when Squidward, after yet another disastrous run-in with SpongeBob and a door, recovers to find himself suddenly quite handsome. He enjoys the new attention it brings him, only to then find his admirers refuse to ever let him alone. He ends up begging SpongeBob to bash him with the door again.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E17DoubleAgentDroid "Double Agent Droid"]], Chopper, the obnoxious astromech droid, is remote-hacked by an Imperial specialist who plays him as being much nicer than usual. After Chopper is restored to normal, the crew is forced to admit they prefer Chopper as an obnoxious {{Jerkass}}.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' had AlphaBitch Bianca trying to be nicer to people. He chaffeur, Wilshire didn't like the change, preferring her old self.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', King Julian is led to believe that the eclipse is caused by him being a jerk to everyone so he decides to be nice but he becomes very annoying trying to help everyone. [[spoiler:An annoyed group of penguins and a made up "sign from the sky spirits" later he's back to normal.]]
* A ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode where he fired Dee Dee and had her replaced with an actress.
** Or when Dexter made Dee Dee much smarter so she would stop fooling around and start helping him with experiments, but she turned out to be more competent than him, so jealous Dexter reverted her back.
** An inversion happens when following another [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rant about her being stupid]] Dee Dee in return [[ShutUpHannibal pitifully chastises]] Dexter for spending his youth alone in his boring lab and not knowing how to have fun. Devastated Dexter pleads his sister to teach him "the way of Dee Dee". She agrees, but the results are catastrophic - reworked Dexter proves to be even more erratic and destructive then Dee-Dee herself. She smacks him back into his right mind.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', King Julian one ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short, Tom is led to believe that hit over the eclipse head with a broom and thinks he is caused by him being a jerk to everyone so he decides to be nice but he mouse. He immediately becomes very totally harmless and takes a highly annoying liking to Jerry, who cannot stand this and spends the whole episode trying to help everyone. [[spoiler:An annoyed group of penguins and a made up "sign from the sky spirits" later he's back to normal.]]
* A ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode where he fired Dee Dee and had her replaced with an actress.
** Or when Dexter made Dee Dee much smarter so she would stop fooling around and start helping him with experiments, but she turned out to be more competent than him, so jealous Dexter reverted her back.
** An inversion happens when following another [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rant about her being stupid]] Dee Dee in return [[ShutUpHannibal pitifully chastises]] Dexter for spending his youth alone in his boring lab and not knowing how to have fun. Devastated Dexter pleads his sister to teach him "the way of Dee Dee". She agrees, but the results are catastrophic - reworked Dexter proves to be even more erratic and destructive then Dee-Dee herself. She smacks him
turn Tom back into his right mind.arch-enemy.
* In the episode "Changing Gears" of the original ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' cartoon, the Decepticons remove a critical component they need for their Weapon Of The Week from the Autobot Gears, changing him from his usual grumpy, complaining self into being a lot nicer. The other Autobots react negatively to this:
-->'''Ironhide:''' What did you do to Gears, you monster?! You turned him... nice!
** ''Nearly'' inverted at the end of the episode, before [[spoiler:Optimus Prime replaces the component anyway, and Gears begins grumbling again only to be left behind by the other Autobots.]]:
--->'''Trailbreaker:''' Well, we took a vote and... we decided we like Gears the way he is now.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'', Dave's little sister Fang, known for being the single most violent, fearsome being in all the land despite being pint sized, undergoes a transformation that makes her much more sedate and ladylike. Dave and his older sister Candy appreciate this greatly for a while, but then the kingdom is threatened by giant bugs. Fang, who the bugs are terrified of and would flee from on sight, refuses to go into battle and instead settles to make clothing for the beetles, as she's been putting clothes on every animal she possibly can. Dave and Candy try to make her snap back to her usual self, but fail until Fang sees both her siblings in danger and promptly goes back to her normal homicidal rage monster self to protect them.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'':
** An episode had Timmy saving Vicky's life, causing them to [[HeelFaceTurn become friends]]. The [[HilarityEnsues hilarity that ensues]] has Timmy and his fairies wanting Vicky to turn evil again.
** Even more so in the episode where she was kicked out of B.R.A.T. Timmy Turner called her out as not being nice and therefore having no friends. She take it to the heart by becoming a ClingyJealousGirl towards Timmy and forcefully turning him into her girlfriend-replacement. Timmy had apparently no choice but making Vicky hate him again.
* This has happened a number of times in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' with numerous characters, sometimes as a whole episode plot and sometimes as a single sub-portion of the overarching story. A few examples are when Squidward was electrocuted by his own electric fence and developed a personality very similar to that of Spongebob (at the end he was returned to normal by another electrocution, which also struck Spongebob and Patrick, [[HereWeGoAgain turning them both into Squidward personality clones]]), a time when SpongeBob tried to become "normal" and lost everything unique about his personality, and when Patrick's brain was accidentally replaced with brain coral after an accident, turning him into an arrogant super-genius who does not understand the concept of fun and is too smart even to be liked by GadgeteerGenius Sandy. That one ends up being FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome, with Patrick using his newfound genius to mathematically determine his actual brain's location in the brain coral fields where he lost it so he can [[DumbIsGood become his old self again]].
** A minor variation also came when Squidward, after yet another disastrous run-in with SpongeBob and a door, recovers to find himself suddenly quite handsome. He enjoys the new attention it brings him, only to then find his admirers refuse to ever let him alone. He ends up begging SpongeBob to bash him with the door again.
* Nicely played with in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears''. A magic spell is supposed to make [[GrumpyBear Gruffy]] behave more socially considerate. It works perfectly, by saying "Please" turns him into a real helpful (albeit slightly annoying) NiceGuy. However, the spell comes with the side-effect that saying [[BerserkButton "Thank you"]] makes him behave [[AxCrazy the opposite way]].
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Norbert suffers from "Damnesia" (where you forget everything except what damnesia is) and, [[IHatePastMe horrified to see the way he treats Daggett in home videos]], resolves to become the perfect brother. Daggett enjoys it initially, but ultimately wants his old brother back.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' when the Gromble is sacked by his supervisor Balook the Grand Falloon in "The Master Monster", the students go insane from Balook's insultingly simplistic instructions, as they are forced to read textbooks years below their skill level and are expressly forbidden from performing fieldwork. They end up seeking out the Gromble and begging him to give them more intellectually stimulating assignments and he starts leading them on secret midnight scare raids. When [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo returns]] at the end of the episode the main characters express relief as they listen to the Gromble's [[SadistTeacher sadistic rantings]], which normally leave them frightened.
* Happens in the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "My Fair Ed", where Edd tries to reform his friends, and they start becoming ''too'' friendly and helpful. Then it turns out they were just playing with him the whole time and hadn't really changed.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Donny", Finn and Jake stop a grass ogre named Donny from beating up a town of house people and reform him. Then Finn discovers that the ogre's jerkiness was the only thing keeping a pack of [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent whywolves]] from attacking the house people (by producing a gas named "obnoxygen" that poisons them). They end up having to make Donny a jerk again to save the house people.
* This is ''forced'' onto WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest when his sisters try to separate his bad "juju" for wrecking their lab. Johnny turns into an obedient, cheerful, and hug-happy shell of his former self. Unfortunately the bad juju ends up turning into a destructive EvilKnockoff and his sisters get sick of all the annoying hugs, prompting the yearning for the normal Johnny.
* The ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' episode "Robo Bobo" deals with the second version of the trope: Bobo decides to take a break and puts a robotic duplicate in his place, which unlike the original, is considerate and rule-abiding. Rex, having grown used to Bobo (and annoyed by how much of a goody-two-shoes his double is), slowly reprograms the robot to be more like the real ape. In the end, it ends up [[GoneHorriblyRight learning too well]].
* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', This happens to Buford when he loses his goldfish in "Voyage To The Bottom Of Buford."
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', This happens to Binky occasionally, as well as to Francine in "Meek For A Week."
* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Garfield is hit on the head and gets amnesia. He becoms a sweet, polite, cat who only eats healthy food and wouldn't dream of kicking Odie off the table Jon and Odie are worried and take him to the vet. The vet wonders why they want to restore Garfield to normal. By the end of the episode a second hit has him back to normal. Garfield promptly eats everything in sight and kicks Odie off the table. Jon and Odie couldn't be happier.
** Also happens in a ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' segment. Orson has is tired of Roy's insults and has him fired. So Wade invokes this trope by hiring his annoying cousin Fred to replace Roy. After a few minutes of his insults Orson is yelling to get Roy back.
* In ''WesternAnimation/LifeWithLouie'' Jen Glen is {{Jerkass}} and LargeHam so big that the entire town fears her. In one episode she loses her voice and it quickly turns out to have strange effects on the community, because many people starts acting like they have no purpose or turn into their certain opposites - Andy, the town's second LargeHam, even becomes calm and ''forgets about the war'' (leading to AlternateCharacterInterpretation that he may be a ShellShockedVeteran and that it's Jen's loud and angry behavior that constantly remainds him about some traumatic experiences from the war). The entire town works in the end to raise money for her operation.
* Totally averted in the ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' episode "Dan Vs. Dan". When Dan's response to his identity thief is apparently to give up and reinvent himself as NiceGuy Biff, Chris is overjoyed that he has two nice friends instead of one {{Jerkass}} friend. Elise thinks the whole thing is an act [[spoiler:and of course she's right. After the fake Dan gets arrested because the real Dan missed a court date, Dan promptly goes back to being a {{Jerkass}}. Chris falls to his knees weeping over the loss of his two new friends (especially because fake Dan baked him pie).]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' gets one with [[LadyDrunk Malory]]. In a drunken fit, she sends out a burn notice on her son, and, once she sobers up, is horrified at what she does and begins moping endlessly. Ray and Cheryl remark that they liked her better when she was mean.
* Happens on ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' after Lacienega loses her confidence after getting ridiculed for her big feet and Penny wanting her to be back to being herself again.
* Done in WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries. Reggie is kidnapped by aliens who create a clone to replace him so nobody will notice. However, they literally ''ask'' him what he is like, and thanks to Reggie's [[SmallNameBigEgo raging ego]], he describes himself as a literal saint. Suffice to say, the gang loves this new Reggie, with the exception of Archie, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness who notices the difference immediately]]. Bonus points that the real Reggie actually beats the clone in a [[ItMakesSenseInContext a nice contest]], [[spoiler: by telling the clone that if it really was the nicest it would let him win, which makes it punch him in the face to throw the contest.]]
* In "Captain Who?" on ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates'', when Captain Hook forgets who he is due to [[EasyAmnesia getting a whiff of a Forget-Me Flower]], he also loses all of his {{Jerkass}} tendencies. Smee, Sharky and Bones turn to Jake and his team to help because they went their jerk back. His memory is eventually restored by [[spoiler:an encounter with his nemesis, Tic Toc Croc.]]



* This happens to the title character of the cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', after he's sent to a rehabilitation facility for a prank that goes to far. He becomes a polite, decent person, but everyone finds him mind-numbingly boring. The MadScientist Dr. Prankenstein tries several treatments to try to return him to his normal self so he can save Lydia, and after all of them fail, he uses [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique something he's saved for an emergency]] - the Pranken-beetle. It works like a charm.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Invasion of the Bunny-Snatchers", Bugs is distressed to find his nemeses Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, and Daffy Duck have been replaced by cheerful, friendly, badly-drawn doppelgangers. And this is ''before'' his own badly-animated look-alike climbs out of the "strange-looking carrot" Daffy gave him and attacks him with an axe. Bugs is delighted to have his old foes back once he gets rid of the impostors.
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* ''MegaManStarForce'': The "EM meteor" in two episodes of the anime makes Omega-Xis act overly polite and gentlemanly, as well as causing him to make some... [[HoYay odd]] comments initially. Naturally, this drives Geo insane, and makes it a lot harder to actually fight for various reasons... Though this is only part of the hilarity of the two episodes, as ''every other EM being'' is affected in different ways. HilarityEnsues.

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* ''MegaManStarForce'': ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'': The "EM meteor" in two episodes of the anime makes Omega-Xis act overly polite and gentlemanly, as well as causing him to make some... [[HoYay odd]] comments initially. Naturally, this drives Geo insane, and makes it a lot harder to actually fight for various reasons... Though this is only part of the hilarity of the two episodes, as ''every other EM being'' is affected in different ways. HilarityEnsues.
11th Feb '17 6:19:54 PM Mauserhawkefd3435
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' is locked up, leaving a lunatic to defend TheCity in his place. The villains are glad to be rid of their nemesis at first, but quickly realize that the new Tick is much worse. Chairface Chippendale organizes the villains saying, "we've got to rescue the Blue Tick, who is also mad, but in a much more goal-oriented way."
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** To a lesser extent, Professor Farnsworth in "Bendless Love", when Bender bends his spine so he continually faces upwards. This results in his brain being flooded with endorphins, making him obnoxiously cheery. By the end of the episode, Bender is so sick of listening to him he bends him back the other way, instantly making him [[MoodSwinger very sad]].

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** To a lesser extent, Professor Farnsworth in "Bendless Love", when Bender bends his spine so he continually faces upwards. This results in his brain being flooded with endorphins, making him obnoxiously cheery. By the end of the episode, Bender is so sick of listening to him he bends him back the other way, instantly making him [[MoodSwinger very sad]]. [[ComedicSociopathy Everyone is fine with it.]]
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