History NotSoDifferent / WesternAnimation

21st Jul '17 10:23:51 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Fans have often [[WildMassGuessing speculated]] that the Not So Different comparisons of Dr. Venture and The Monarch are ultimately leading to a revelation that they are secretly related, especially as brothers, half-brothers, or clones. A few extra clues that tease these theories have been thrown around, such as a photo showing them as childhood friends (which The Monarch doesn't remember), and the fact that after The Monarch trims his beard they both look nearly identical when they wear the Blue Morpho's costume.
21st Jul '17 10:17:18 AM gophergiggles
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' involves a Japanese ninja stealing the secret of a "deadly touch" technique and facing off Batman for a climactic fight. Batman, himself trained as a ninja, is forced to hear the villain claim this trope. In response, he tells the guy that today, he's fighting as a samurai not a ninja. (Later, when Bruce talked to his [[OldMaster sensei]] about it, the old man put his doubts to rest, denying that Batman was anything like a ninja at all, pointing out that he had tried to rescue his foe and refused to use the "deadly touch" technique himself, despite knowing how to. In other words, Batman had the one thing a ninja lacks: honor.)

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
**
One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' involves a Japanese ninja stealing the secret of a "deadly touch" technique and facing off Batman for a climactic fight. Batman, himself trained as a ninja, is forced to hear the villain claim this trope. In response, he tells the guy that today, he's fighting as a samurai not a ninja. (Later, when Bruce talked to his [[OldMaster sensei]] about it, the old man put his doubts to rest, denying that Batman was anything like a ninja at all, pointing out that he had tried to rescue his foe and refused to use the "deadly touch" technique himself, despite knowing how to. In other words, Batman had the one thing a ninja lacks: honor.))
** In ''A Bullet for Bullock'', after admitting he bends the law to get results, the titular detective remarks that he and Batman aren't so different. Naturally, as the two despise each other, this pisses Batman off. He's right, too. while Bullock ''is'' a crude dislikable oaf, he's not corrupt in the slightest and a surprisingly competent cop. Ironically, what he and Batman have most in common is the law puts up with both of them (and they each put up with each other) because they both definitely get results.
23rd May '17 1:49:50 PM TheNicestGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', the Mighty Monarch deliberately invokes this trope, convincing the extremely naive Dean Venture that, if he reports the Monarch's actions, [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred telling will make Dean JUST LIKE HIM!]]

to:

* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', the ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'':
** The
Mighty Monarch deliberately invokes this trope, convincing the extremely naive Dean Venture that, if he reports the Monarch's actions, [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred telling will make Dean JUST LIKE HIM!]]


Added DiffLines:

** Fans have often [[WildMassGuessing speculated]] that the Not So Different comparisons of Dr. Venture and The Monarch are ultimately leading to a revelation that they are secretly related, especially as brothers, half-brothers, or clones. A few extra clues that tease these theories have been thrown around, such as a photo showing them as childhood friends (which The Monarch doesn't remember), and the fact that after The Monarch trims his beard they both look nearly identical when they wear the Blue Morpho's costume.
15th May '17 2:44:10 AM DrPsyche
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The show has repeatedly shown that Pearl and Peridot are quite similar both from their designs (sharing the gem placement in the head) and their personalities (smart, controlling, insecure). "Back to the Barn" especially highlights their needs to prove themselves and has them go head to head. When she, Lapis, and Connie try to emulate the Crystal Gems Lapis points out that she should have been Pearl which causes Peridot to rant about how they're nothing alike all the while acting out the negative traits she accuses Pearl of having.
5th May '17 1:33:31 AM annette12
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Though they'd never admit it, ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'' arch-enemies Eddy and Kevin are probably the two characters who have the most similar personalities, the biggest difference being [[BigManOnCampus Kevin is popular]] and [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Eddy isn't.]]

to:

* Though they'd never admit it, ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'' arch-enemies Eddy and Kevin are probably the two characters who have the most similar personalities, the biggest difference being [[BigManOnCampus Kevin is popular]] and [[TheFriendNobodyLikes [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer Eddy isn't.]]
8th Apr '17 10:18:14 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' proves himself a GenreSavvy thorn in the League's side by constantly pointing out in the in-universe media how [[FalselyReformedVillain his apparent attempts at reformation]] are not so different from the more EasilyForgiven exploits of League members: After all... Superman had been brainwashed by Darkseid into leading war on Metropolis, and Hawkgirl betrayed the entire ''planet'' to the Thannagarians... [[PsychoticSmirk Why doesn't Lex deserve a second chance?]]

to:

* ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' proves himself a GenreSavvy thorn in the League's side by constantly pointing out in the in-universe media how [[FalselyReformedVillain his apparent attempts at reformation]] are not so different from the more EasilyForgiven exploits of League members: After all... Superman had been brainwashed by Darkseid into leading war on Metropolis, and Hawkgirl betrayed the entire ''planet'' to the Thannagarians... [[PsychoticSmirk Why doesn't Lex deserve a second chance?]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'', Norman confronts the semi-immortal that slaughtered his village centuries ago. Norman eventually defeats him and has him held over an effectively bottomless chasm when the villain, having a moment of GenreSavvy, triumphantly invokes this trope with the standard declaration of "[[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim If you kill me, you'll be just like me!]]" Norman just looks at him for a moment, before calmly stating, "I can live with that" and dropping him. Aversion from the typical in that Norman never evinces a single bit of guilt over doing so, but then, he was never exactly the touchy-feely hero type in the first place.

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'', Norman confronts the semi-immortal that slaughtered his village centuries ago. Norman eventually defeats him and has him held over an effectively bottomless chasm when the villain, having a moment of GenreSavvy, villain triumphantly invokes this trope with the standard declaration of "[[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim If you kill me, you'll be just like me!]]" Norman just looks at him for a moment, before calmly stating, "I can live with that" and dropping him. Aversion from the typical in that Norman never evinces a single bit of guilt over doing so, but then, he was never exactly the touchy-feely hero type in the first place.
14th Mar '17 10:22:20 PM Karxrida
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' proves himself a GenreSavvy thorn in the League's side by constantly pointing out in the in-universe media how [[CivilianVillain his apparent attempts at reformation]] are not so different from the more EasilyForgiven exploits of League members: After all... Superman had been brainwashed by Darkseid into leading war on Metropolis, and Hawkgirl betrayed the entire ''planet'' to the Thannagarians... [[PsychoticSmirk Why doesn't Lex deserve a second chance?]]

to:

* ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' proves himself a GenreSavvy thorn in the League's side by constantly pointing out in the in-universe media how [[CivilianVillain [[FalselyReformedVillain his apparent attempts at reformation]] are not so different from the more EasilyForgiven exploits of League members: After all... Superman had been brainwashed by Darkseid into leading war on Metropolis, and Hawkgirl betrayed the entire ''planet'' to the Thannagarians... [[PsychoticSmirk Why doesn't Lex deserve a second chance?]]
11th Mar '17 4:10:52 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''MightyMax'', Norman confronts the semi-immortal that slaughtered his village centuries ago. Norman eventually defeats him and has him held over an effectively bottomless chasm when the villain, having a moment of GenreSavvy, triumphantly invokes this trope with the standard declaration of "[[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim If you kill me, you'll be just like me!]]" Norman just looks at him for a moment, before calmly stating, "I can live with that" and dropping him. Aversion from the typical in that Norman never evinces a single bit of guilt over doing so, but then, he was never exactly the touchy-feely hero type in the first place.

to:

* In ''MightyMax'', ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'', Norman confronts the semi-immortal that slaughtered his village centuries ago. Norman eventually defeats him and has him held over an effectively bottomless chasm when the villain, having a moment of GenreSavvy, triumphantly invokes this trope with the standard declaration of "[[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim If you kill me, you'll be just like me!]]" Norman just looks at him for a moment, before calmly stating, "I can live with that" and dropping him. Aversion from the typical in that Norman never evinces a single bit of guilt over doing so, but then, he was never exactly the touchy-feely hero type in the first place.
27th Feb '17 7:12:42 AM TommyTiger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** After [[WordOfGod Matt and Trey]] turned Cartman and [[TheSmartGuy Kyle]] into [[SitcomArchNemesis Sitcom Arch Nemeses]], the two have been on-ends for season after season, mostly with Cartman doing something morally questionable and Kyle trying to stop him. However, in more recent episodes, it's shown that Kyle will go to extreme lengths that would be considered crossing the MoralEventHorizon [[KnightTemplar if he wasn't putting Cartman in danger to get rid of him]].
** Cartman isn't the only person Kyle puts in danger. He almost had ''[[WithFriendsLikeThese his own best friend]]'' killed by Puff Daddy [[ItsAllAboutMe so he can get Stan's vote for his candidate]] and then he got even madder at Stan for voting for Cartman's Candidate. He was also willing to send Cartman's entire Pirate crew to their death in Somalia (which included classmates such as [[ButtMonkey Butters]] and Clyde). This proves that he can reach a Jerkass level, even after the earlier episodes.

to:

** After [[WordOfGod Matt and Trey]] turned Cartman and [[TheSmartGuy Kyle]] into [[SitcomArchNemesis Sitcom Arch Nemeses]], the two have been on-ends for season after season, mostly with Cartman doing something morally questionable and Kyle trying to stop him. However, in more recent episodes, it's shown that Kyle will go to extreme lengths that would be considered crossing the MoralEventHorizon [[KnightTemplar if he wasn't putting Cartman in danger to get rid of him]].
him]], from thieving him to ''murder attempts''.
** Cartman isn't the only person Kyle puts in danger. He In the episode "Douche and Turd", he almost had ''[[WithFriendsLikeThese his own best friend]]'' killed by Puff Daddy [[ItsAllAboutMe so he can get Stan's vote for his candidate]] and then he got even madder at Stan for voting for Cartman's Candidate. He was also "Fatbeard" had him feel willing to send Cartman's entire Pirate crew to their death in Somalia (which included classmates such as [[ButtMonkey Butters]] and Clyde). This proves that he can reach a Jerkass level, even after the earlier episodes. Worse is that [[DesignatedHero he's treated as the good guy no matter what]].
21st Feb '17 3:38:05 AM TommyTiger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Cartman isn't the only person Kyle puts in danger. He almost had ''[[WithFriendsLikeThese his own best friend]]'' killed by Puff Daddy [[ItsAllAboutMe so he can get Stan's vote for his candidate]] and then he got even madder at Stan for voting for Cartman's Candidate. He was also willing to send Cartman's entire Pirate crew to their death in Somolia (which included classmates such as Butters and Clyde). This proves that he can reach a Jerkass level, even after the earlier episodes.

to:

** Cartman isn't the only person Kyle puts in danger. He almost had ''[[WithFriendsLikeThese his own best friend]]'' killed by Puff Daddy [[ItsAllAboutMe so he can get Stan's vote for his candidate]] and then he got even madder at Stan for voting for Cartman's Candidate. He was also willing to send Cartman's entire Pirate crew to their death in Somolia Somalia (which included classmates such as Butters [[ButtMonkey Butters]] and Clyde). This proves that he can reach a Jerkass level, even after the earlier episodes.
This list shows the last 10 events of 87. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=NotSoDifferent.WesternAnimation