History MoodWhiplash / WesternAnimation

25th May '16 12:23:08 PM Stealth
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' wasn't above this either. The third act of the extremely tragic episode "Meltdown" is an emotional roller coaster, involving some of the most poignant moments of the Batman mythos. In the middle of it is a scene where a superpowered villain gets a comedy moment when he realizes he's SurroundedByIdiots after his henchment come to rescue him from a frozen-over river, bringing blankets 'just in case he was cold.' Please note that the villain in question is ''radioactive and superheated'', and visibly none the worse for the wear after the ordeal.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' wasn't above this either. The third act of the extremely tragic episode "Meltdown" is an emotional roller coaster, involving some of the most poignant moments of the Batman mythos. In the middle of it is a scene where a superpowered villain gets a comedy moment when he realizes he's SurroundedByIdiots after his henchment henchmen come to rescue him from a frozen-over river, bringing blankets 'just in case he was cold.' Please note that the villain in question is ''radioactive and superheated'', and visibly none the worse for the wear after the ordeal.
25th May '16 12:22:49 PM Stealth
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' wasn't above this either. The third act of the extremely tragic episode "Meltdown" is an emotional roller coaster, involving some of the most poignant moments of the Batman mythos. In the middle of it is a scene where a superpowered villain gets a comedy moment when he realizes he's SurroundedByIdiots after his henchment come to rescue him from a frozen-over river, bringing blankets 'just in case he was cold.' Please note that the villain in question is ''radioactive and superheated'', and visibly none the worse for the wear after the ordeal.
26th Mar '16 10:51:43 PM Spanks
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*** In the season six premiere, [[spoiler: Princess Cadence and Shining Armor's new alicorn baby in a crying fit, [[MakeMeWannaShout shouts so loud]] that it ''shatters'' the [[AccidentallyBrokeTheMacguffin Crystal Heart]]. With the Crystal Heart broken, the protection of the Empire falls away, putting it in complete danger of being turned into a frozen wasteland by the Arctic storm outside, essentially killing everyone in the empire]] [[SubvertedTrope No My Little Pony theme song]] this time, instead we have an unfitting jaunty slapstick theme.

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*** In the season six premiere, [[spoiler: Princess Cadence and Shining Armor's [[GooGooGodlike new alicorn baby baby]] in a crying fit, [[MakeMeWannaShout shouts screams so loud]] that it ''shatters'' the [[AccidentallyBrokeTheMacguffin Crystal Heart]]. With the Crystal Heart broken, the protection of the Crystal Empire falls away, putting it in complete danger of being enveloped and turned into a frozen wasteland by the Arctic storm outside, essentially killing dooming everyone in the empire]] inside unless they fix it,]] [[SubvertedTrope No My Little Pony cheerful theme song]] this time, instead we have an unfitting jaunty slapstick theme.
26th Mar '16 10:48:46 PM Spanks
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*** In the season six premiere, [[spoiler: Princess Cadence and Shining Armor's new alicorn baby in a crying fit, [[MakeMeWannaShout shouts so loud]] that it ''shatters'' the [[AccidentallyBrokeTheMacguffin Crystal Heart]]. With the Crystal Heart broken, the protection of the Empire falls away, putting it in complete danger of being turned into a frozen wasteland by the Arctic storm outside, essentially killing everyone in the empire]] [[SubvertedTrope No My Little Pony theme song]] this time, instead we have an unfitting jaunty slapstick theme.
29th Jan '16 10:43:09 PM futuremoviewriter
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* ''SpongeBob SquarePants'': After the horrifying ending of "SquidBob TentaclePants" in which the characters are melded together, there is no episode that come after and transitions us out for comic relief! That's the B episode in that pair! It ends there and goes straight into the upbeat end credits!
15th Jan '16 6:13:13 PM TrendingToon1
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*** Once again, in the first part of the season five premiere, [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer strips the mane six of their cutie marks and viciously tells them they're going to spend the rest of their lives without them. Cue happy credit music.]]

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*** Once again, in the first part of the season five premiere, [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer strips the mane six of their cutie marks and viciously tells them they're going to spend the rest of their lives without them.them]]. Cue happy credit music.]]
15th Jan '16 3:14:06 PM TheDoolio
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** "The Beach" has Azula perform two cases of MoodWhiplash within seconds of each other. While Zuko, Mai, and Ty Lee are talking about everything that made their childhoods suck, Azula offhandedly dismisses her only complaints about [[TheUnfavorite their mother loving Zuko more than her]]. Azula bitterly mutters about how her "own mother thought [she] was a monster" before cheerfully adding that she was right.



** The last episode before the GrandFinale is "The Ember Island Players"; a BreatherEpisode where the [[TrueCompanions Ga]][[FanNickname ang]] watch a ([[StylisticSuck very poor]]) [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs play based on their adventures]]. Most of it is [[FunnyMoments hilarious]] {{Flanderization}} of the main cast, but during the intermission, it [[MoodWhiplash whiplashes]] when the Gaang considers the mistakes they've made and their regrets. Then it goes back up and before having another MoodWhiplash at the end when the play ends with [[spoiler:all of their characters dying and Fire Lord Ozai conquering the world, the crowd cheering, and the Gaang severely disturbed]]. After all, the play ''was'' [[spoiler:Fire Nation propaganda]].
** From season 1, we have the episode "The Great Divide," which is widely disliked for being typical kid TV fare. Light-hearted, non-serious tone... Then we get to the ''next'' episode, "The Storm," which treats viewers to a rather scary flashback of [[BigBad Fire]] [[AbusiveParents Lord Ozai]] scarring a 13-year old Zuko's face with firebending.
** MoodWhiplash from the other end as well, as "The Great Divide" was preceded by "Jet", which involves the title character tricking the team to help him destroy a garrison of Fire Nation soldiers with a flood. Only problem? The garrison is in an Earth Kingdom village. Full of civilians. Which [[KnightTemplar Jet]] chalks up to as "necessary sacrifices".
** "The Chase." Starts with no one getting any sleep and yelling at each other and ends with [[spoiler: [[TheDragon Azula]] shocking Iroh with lightning, and Zuko refusing to let the group help him because he's so distraught]].
** During the GrandFinale, there's a scene where Sokka uses an absolutely ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious]]'' announcement over the intercom ("Everyone please proceed to the bomb bay for hot cakes and sweet cream. We have a very special birthday to celebrate!") to get the crew of the airship he and his friends are taking over out of the way. You know, the airship that's part of the fleet Fire Lord Ozai is using [[spoiler:to commit fiery genocide on the entire Earth Kingdom.]] Oh. The best part? It actually ''is'' some guy's birthday...and he got dropped into the ocean along with the rest of the crew and was probably left to drown.
* Its Sequel ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' also loves this trope, combining with a WhamEpisode to show the whiplash for the extra kick. An episode can start off light and humorous but unexpectedly goes a dark turn and back.
** In Book 2, "Beginnings", the life of Wan, the first avatar is shown. At the end, he [[spoiler: gains the avatar state, triumphing against the spirit of chaos and sealing it away]]. There is a triumphant artshift image of him bending all four elements around himself, stopping warring human nations from attacking each other, while he declares and promises that he WILL stop the conflict created by the evil beings influence and bring peace to the world. [[spoiler: Then it suddenly switches to the scene of a horrific battle that recently ended. With a very old, exhausted Wan in battle armor on the ground despairing that he couldn't keep his promise to bring peace and there "just wasnt enough time" as his old body finally gives out from a life time of constantly trying to end war,]] thus starting the [[spoiler: cycle of reincarnation to maintain balance and end conflict.]]
10th Jan '16 10:31:13 AM FF32
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* Greg from ''OverTheGardenWall'' has a tendency to provide moments of hilarity even in the most ''heart-wrenching'' of scenes. The best example is probably the climax, when [[spoiler: Wirt and Beatrice find him turning into an Edelwood tree, weakly coughing up leaves. Their fear that [[BodyHorror he's becoming a tree on the inside too]] quickly proves unfounded. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} He was just eating leaves.]]]]

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* Greg from ''OverTheGardenWall'' ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' has a tendency to provide moments of hilarity even in the most ''heart-wrenching'' of scenes. The best example is probably the climax, when [[spoiler: Wirt and Beatrice find him turning into an Edelwood tree, weakly coughing up leaves. Their fear that [[BodyHorror he's becoming a tree on the inside too]] quickly proves unfounded. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} He was just eating leaves.]]]]
26th Dec '15 8:39:13 PM Spanks
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*** In the season five finale, [[spoiler: Thanks to Starlight Glimmer, Twilight and Spike find themselves in a base camp of rebels in a BadFuture where Queen Chysalis and the Changelings have conquered Equestria. The rebels surround Twilight and Spike with ''spears'' held up, believing them to be Changelings and threatening to kill them. Twilight [[OhCrap Gulps]].]] Cue up that cheerful My Little Pony theme song, folks!

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*** In the season five finale, [[spoiler: Thanks to Starlight Glimmer, Twilight and Spike find themselves in a base camp of rebels in a BadFuture where Queen Chysalis Chrysalis and the Changelings have conquered Equestria. The rebels surround Twilight and Spike with ''spears'' held up, pointed, believing them to be Changelings and threatening to kill them. Twilight [[OhCrap Gulps]].]] Cue up that cheerful My Little Pony theme song, folks!
16th Dec '15 4:52:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldHis9Lives'' goes from standard {{ComicStrip/Garfield}} humour, to a surreal take on the Garden of Eden story, to a [[TearJerker sad story]] about a pianist's first cat, to a nightmare-inducing scenario involving a lab cat, to a tribute to KrazyKat. And at the end Garfield meets God. If you think that's bad, try to find the graphic novel it was based on. Most of the stories made it into the animated special, but not the one that ends with Garfield, drawn as a realistic orange tabby that's [[MindScrew either driven crazy by time travel or possessed by evil spirits,]] leaping with fangs bared and claws outstretched right into the face of his owner, an elderly woman. (Who's not even looking at him, and saying "come play with maw maw" right as he's pouncing.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldHis9Lives'' goes from standard {{ComicStrip/Garfield}} humour, to a surreal take on the Garden of Eden story, to a [[TearJerker sad story]] about a pianist's first cat, to a nightmare-inducing scenario involving a lab cat, to a tribute to KrazyKat.ComicStrip/KrazyKat. And at the end Garfield meets God. If you think that's bad, try to find the graphic novel it was based on. Most of the stories made it into the animated special, but not the one that ends with Garfield, drawn as a realistic orange tabby that's [[MindScrew either driven crazy by time travel or possessed by evil spirits,]] leaping with fangs bared and claws outstretched right into the face of his owner, an elderly woman. (Who's not even looking at him, and saying "come play with maw maw" right as he's pouncing.)
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