History MoralEventHorizon / WesternAnimation

14th Feb '17 8:54:41 AM infernape612
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Mayor Jones asks the kids to come to the Cicada Festival, saying he has a plan to protect them. He actually wants photos of them being overwhelmed by swarms of bugs for tourism purposes. And he gets worse: How about kidnapping a baby from people he knew � people he forced to leave town by threatening to hurt said baby, none the less � and fed him lie after lie as he grew up? Oh, and he's the Freak of Crystal Cove and thus is the cause of EVERY SINGLE THING that happened to the original and current Mystery Inc.

to:

** Mayor Jones asks the kids to come to the Cicada Festival, saying he has a plan to protect them. He actually wants photos of them being overwhelmed by swarms of bugs for tourism purposes. And he gets worse: How about kidnapping a baby from people he knew � knew, forcing said people he forced to leave town by threatening to hurt said baby, none the less � and fed feeding him lie after lie as he grew up? Oh, and he's the Freak of Crystal Cove and thus is the cause of EVERY SINGLE THING that happened to the original and current Mystery Inc.
13th Feb '17 8:29:02 AM Troperr2016
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Emperor Zing, another one time character has crossed this line numerous times in the only episode he appears in. He humiliated numerous alien slaves in public by showing them memories of the rough patches they went through with their loved ones in public just for the sake of propaganda and deceiving the public while calling the whole ordeal a test and then removing the "tools for love" from such aliens who challenged his belief that love does not exist and he did that test on Jeff. He also forced the Majestic to only show the bad memories of the people who took the "test" and threatened to blow The Majestic into space if he disobeyed and showed the good memories. It is also implied that he tried to kill Roger by sending him to Earth to be a crash test dummy just because [[FreudianExcuse Roger cheated on Zing with another man]], which is an implied MEH moment for Zing.
** Stan himself crossed into this territory when he tries to "unclone" a couple of cloned teenage girls that Steve created by killing them so he would not lose his job. He kills one such girl who tried to run away from him, which shocked Francine with Stan telling her not to judge him since she was just a clone.
16th Jan '17 6:14:40 PM schoi30
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** [[spoiler:Chrysalis crosses this even further in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 and Back Again]] where she not only kidnaps the Royal Family and the Elements of Harmony but it's revealed she had been willfully and deliberately starving the other changelings just to maintain control over them and only further herself. Not helping this is the fact that she attempted to drain all of the love from Thorax for his betrayal just to further stroke her delusional leadership.]]

to:

*** [[spoiler:Chrysalis crosses this even further in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 and Back Again]] Again]]'' where she not only kidnaps the Royal Family and the Elements of Harmony but it's revealed she had been willfully and deliberately starving the other changelings just to maintain control over them and only further herself. Not helping this is the fact that she attempted to drain all of the love from Thorax for his betrayal just to further stroke her delusional leadership.]]
16th Jan '17 6:14:01 PM schoi30
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': Slappy Squirrel's nemesis Walter Wolf sinks to the ultimate low in "Rest In Pieces" by faking his own death in order to turn everyone against her, including her nephew!

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
**
Slappy Squirrel's nemesis Walter Wolf sinks to the ultimate low in "Rest In Pieces" by faking his own death in order to turn everyone against her, including her nephew!



* In the ''Redhill'' story from ''WesternAnimation/AnimatedTalesOfTheWorld'', the Adviser crosses this when he orders the guards to kill Nadine and his grandmother, even though he had already successfully convinced the Rajah that he shouldn't take advice from a young boy such as Nadine.



*** [[spoiler:Chrysalis crosses this even further in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 and Back Again]] where she not only kidnaps the Royal Family and the Elements of Harmony but it's revealed she had been willfully and deliberately starving the other changelings just to maintain control over them and only further herself. Not helping this is the fact that she attempted to drain all of the love from Thorax for his betrayal just to further stroke her delusional leadership.]]



* Bluto from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons crosses the line in almost every episode whenever he harms Olive Oyl after she rejects him, which includes [[spoiler:kicking Olive off a runaway roller coaster]] in ''Abusement Park'' and [[spoiler: trapping Olive in a straight jacket and then approach her menacingly]] in ''The Royal Four Flusher''.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has "Curse of the Flying Hellfish," where it's revealed that Mr. Burns and Abe Simpson are the two surviving members of their unit from World War II, and that the last surviving member would get a case of old paintings stolen from German homes during the war. When Burns tries to have Abe killed (even though the art's value would be a pittance compared to his actual wealth), Bart convinces Abe to get the case instead of letting Burns get it. When they actually arrive at the location of the case, Burns shows up too and takes the paintings at gunpoint. When Bart calls Burns a coward and an embarrassment to the name Hellfish, Burns points the gun at Bart's head. Abe says Burns can take the paintings so long as he does not hurt the boy. Burns says he would rather do both, and then kicks Bart into the empty case hard enough to send the case falling into the water, and then boats away saying ''"so long, Sarge, see you at the reunion in November!"'' In other words, Burns attempts to drown a child, (even though he could have taken the art without doing so) [[DisproportionateRetribution for no apparent reason other than that the child insulted him]]. Furthermore, [[KarmaHoudini Burns gets away with said murder attempts too.]] And when Abe corners Burns...

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
"Curse of the Flying Hellfish," where it's revealed Hellfish" reveals that Mr. Burns and Abe Simpson are the two surviving members of their unit from World War II, and that the last surviving member would get a case of old paintings stolen from German homes during the war. When Burns tries to have Abe killed (even though the art's value would be a pittance compared to his actual wealth), Bart convinces Abe to get the case instead of letting Burns get it. When they actually arrive at the location of the case, Burns shows up too and takes the paintings at gunpoint. When Bart calls Burns a coward and an embarrassment to the name Hellfish, Burns points the gun at Bart's head. Abe says Burns can take the paintings so long as he does not hurt the boy. Burns says he would rather do both, and then kicks Bart into the empty case hard enough to send the case falling into the water, and then boats away saying ''"so long, Sarge, see you at the reunion in November!"'' In other words, Burns attempts to drown a child, (even though he could have taken the art without doing so) [[DisproportionateRetribution for no apparent reason other than that the child insulted him]]. Furthermore, [[KarmaHoudini Burns gets away with said murder attempts too.]] And when Abe corners Burns...



* While we already knew the Diamond Authority in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' weren't ''nice'', what throws them into this trope is TheReveal of what they did in response to the Rebellion for Earth. They took the shattered remains of Rebel soldiers and used them to make tortured fusion monsters, putting the biggest one of all in the center of the Earth's core so that when it eventually took form, it would destroy the planet, and even refused to undo it when told Earth would be more useful intact because of [[RageQuit the Rebellion winning the war]] [[spoiler:and killing Pink Diamond]]. [[EvilIsPetty Even though as far as they knew the rebellion was gone]] [[spoiler:because they [[TheCorruption corrupted]] ''all'' the remaining Gems on the planet into Gem Monsters before leaving]].



* In the ''Redhill'' story from ''WesternAnimation/AnimatedTalesOfTheWorld'', the Adviser crosses this when he orders the guards to kill Nadine and his grandmother, even though he had already successfully convinced the Rajah that he shouldn't take advice from a young boy such as Nadine.
* Bluto from the {{Popeye}} cartoons crosses the line in almost every episode whenever he harms Olive Oyl after she rejects him, which includes [[spoiler:kicking Olive off a runaway roller coaster]] in ''Abusement Park'' and [[spoiler: trapping Olive in a straight jacket and then approach her menacingly]] in ''The Royal Four Flusher''.
* While we already knew the Diamond Authority in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' weren't ''nice'', what throws them into this trope is TheReveal of what they did in response to the Rebellion for Earth. They took the shattered remains of Rebel soldiers and used them to make tortured fusion monsters, putting the biggest one of all in the center of the Earth's core so that when it eventually took form, it would destroy the planet, and even refused to undo it when told Earth would be more useful intact because of [[RageQuit the Rebellion winning the war]] [[spoiler:and killing Pink Diamond]]. [[EvilIsPetty Even though as far as they knew the rebellion was gone]] [[spoiler:because they [[TheCorruption corrupted]] ''all'' the remaining Gems on the planet into Gem Monsters before leaving]].
26th Dec '16 5:17:48 AM Shadowgazer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** However, it was agreed by plenty of viewers that Buttercup crossed the line long ago before that episode when she stole teeth from villains to get money from that in "Moral Decay".

to:

*** However, it was agreed by plenty of viewers that Buttercup crossed the line long ago before that episode when she stole abused Bubbles to steal her teeth and ended up stealing teeth from the villains just to get money from that in "Moral Decay".
22nd Dec '16 9:15:33 PM MysteriousZorua1994
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Of course, it's not like Lisa is so innocent either. There are several instances where fans consider to be a Jerk Sue to the point that she she doesn't learn from her actions or get's punished. Why? Because she's Lisa. To be specific, in "On A Clear Day, I Can't See My Sister": In retaliation for one of Bart's pranks, she takes out a restraining order against him and gleefully uses it to make his life a living hell even after he stops bugging her, forcing him to live in the yard and leaving him with ''permanent nerve damage.''

to:

** Of course, it's not like Lisa is so innocent either. There are several instances where fans consider her to be a Jerk Sue JerkSue to the point that she she doesn't learn from her actions or get's punished. Why? [[CanonSue Because she's Lisa.Lisa]]. To be specific, in "On A Clear Day, I Can't See My Sister": In retaliation for one of Bart's pranks, she takes out a restraining order against him and gleefully uses it to make his life a living hell even after he stops bugging her, forcing him to live in the yard and leaving him with ''permanent nerve damage.''



*** Don't forget Jimbo, Dolph, and Kearney tying a noose for Maggie. A BABY who had NOTHING to do with Homer Polluting the Lake. Sadly this is completely in character of how much of Scrappies these characters are.

to:

*** Don't forget Jimbo, Dolph, and Kearney tying a noose for Maggie. [[SinsOfOurFathers A BABY who had NOTHING to do with Homer Polluting polluting the Lake. lake]]. Sadly this is completely in character of how much of Scrappies these characters are.are in the later seasons.


Added DiffLines:

** Skinner crossed this line in "Much Apu About Nothing" when he joins the students in their racist harassment against the German student Uter.
27th Nov '16 5:09:15 PM Segal991
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
** Dick Hardly crossed the MEH when he kills a Buttercup clone for its Chemical X. He crossed it even further when he attempts to murder the real Girls for their own Chemical X and forcing the Professor to watch.
** Mojo Jojo in the movie when he enslaves the entire city of Townsville with his monkeys, destroying most of the city, and also breaking the Girls' trust.
** Him crossed the line in "Speed Demon" during a BadFuture where he took over Townsville, turned it into a post-apocalyptic place, and made the Townsville citizens all depressed and zombielike.
** Princess crossed this InUniverse during "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas" after she switched the Naughty and nice List to make it seem like the Nice kids were the Naughty ones, and vice versa for the Naughty kids, to make it seem as if she was [[TokenGoodTeammate the only nice child on earth.]] When Santa finds out, he places her on "The Permanent Naughty Plaque".
** Mitch Mitchelson torturing and flushing Twiggy the hamster down the toilet in "Getting' Twiggy With It".
** Buttercup ''almost'' crossed this after she remorselessly made Bubbles cry by breaking the latter's chalk in "All Chalked Up". This is ultimately subverted when it's hinted that Buttercup felt bad later on in the episode, and [[TheUnapologetic gives an implied apology to Bubbles.]]
*** However, it was agreed by plenty of viewers that Buttercup crossed the line long ago before that episode when she stole teeth from villains to get money from that in "Moral Decay".
20th Nov '16 3:33:56 AM Loekman3
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The entire reason for the Lumberjack Ghost terrorizing the Northwest manor is because of Nathaniel's own MEH. Basically he demanded that the lumberjacks built a prestigious manor for him and in return, he will give them a grand party for them. This proccess cost the lives of many woodcutters and take a considerable effort to do. So what does Nathaniel do once the building is complete? [[UngratefulBastard He goes back on his promise and betrays them once its over]], leaving away many upset builders and causing the death of a Corduroy worker but not before vowing to make them pay for what they done.
15th Nov '16 1:54:40 PM WakefulPigeon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** However, none of these are compared to Aloyse von Roddenstein (or Rodney for short) in Recap/PhineasAndFerbSaveSummer, as he formulated a infamous plot to send the Earth into a Ice Age based on one of Doof's successful schemes, something [[EvenEvilHasStandards which Doof is horrified to learn about]]. After getting his fellow members of L.O.V.E.U.F.F.I.N. to capture nearly all of O.W.C.A.'s agents and sending the world to perpetual winter, Rodney became more than willing to finalize his plan for world domination that would endanger billions of lives. He even went too far by disabling the reverse switch and self-destruct button on his machine to ensure his plan would succeed, which only provokes a furious Doof to defeat him for good; [[EnemyMine even Perry personally helps Doof in foiling Rodney's plot]], [[BigBrotherInstinct knowing that the cataclysm would put the entire Flynn-Fletcher family in danger as well]].

to:

** However, none of these are compared to Aloyse von Roddenstein (or Rodney for short) in Recap/PhineasAndFerbSaveSummer, as he formulated a an infamous plot to send the Earth into a Ice Age based on one of Doof's successful schemes, something [[EvenEvilHasStandards which that even Doof is horrified to learn about]]. After getting his fellow members of L.O.V.E.U.F.F.I.N. to capture nearly all of O.W.C.A.'s agents and sending the world to perpetual winter, Rodney became more than willing to finalize his plan for world domination that would endanger billions of lives. He even went too far by disabling the reverse switch and self-destruct button on his machine to ensure his plan would succeed, which only provokes a furious Doof to defeat him for good; [[EnemyMine even Perry personally helps Doof in foiling Rodney's plot]], [[BigBrotherInstinct knowing that the cataclysm would put the entire Flynn-Fletcher family in danger as well]].
8th Nov '16 10:15:04 AM ultimomant
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the ''Redhill'' story from ''AnimatedTalesOfTheWorld'', the Adviser crosses this when he orders the guards to kill Nadine and his grandmother, even though he had already successfully convinced the Rajah that he shouldn't take advice from a young boy such as Nadine.

to:

* In the ''Redhill'' story from ''AnimatedTalesOfTheWorld'', ''WesternAnimation/AnimatedTalesOfTheWorld'', the Adviser crosses this when he orders the guards to kill Nadine and his grandmother, even though he had already successfully convinced the Rajah that he shouldn't take advice from a young boy such as Nadine.
This list shows the last 10 events of 718. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=MoralEventHorizon.WesternAnimation