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29th May '18 5:07:34 AM DinoMaurus
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* Toby Determined from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is a wannabe newspaper reporter that is constantly insulted for his dorky appearance by his peers, including the object of his infatuation, television reporter Shandra Jimenez. In the SeriesFinale, he gets a makeover as "Bodacious T" and joins Jimenez's crew as a sports reporter.

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* Toby Determined from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is a wannabe newspaper reporter that is constantly insulted for his dorky appearance by his peers, including the object of his infatuation, television reporter Shandra Jimenez. In the SeriesFinale, he gets a makeover as "Bodacious T" and joins Jimenez's Shandra's crew as a sports reporter.
24th May '18 6:16:37 AM jormis29
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** Excluding ''WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc'', [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone seeing he felt remorse in that one]], there have been only been two cartoons where Elmer Fudd won against WesternAnimation/BugsBunny (''Hare Brush'', and ''Rabbit Rampage'') and two others (''Fresh Hare'' and ''Bugs' Bonnets'') that ended in a draw.

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** Excluding ''WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc'', [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone seeing he felt remorse in that one]], there have been only been two cartoons where Elmer Fudd won against WesternAnimation/BugsBunny (''Hare Brush'', (''WesternAnimation/HareBrush'', and ''Rabbit Rampage'') ''WesternAnimation/RabbitRampage'') and two others (''Fresh Hare'' (''WesternAnimation/FreshHare'' and ''Bugs' Bonnets'') ''WesternAnimation/BugsBonnets'') that ended in a draw.
5th May '18 11:01:27 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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*** Parodied in "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot" when he crashes his car into a tree to avoid hitting Snowball V, and happily comments how it means he'll get to claim insurance. The car then explodes (''twice'') offscreen, but he apparently survives.

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*** ** Parodied in "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot" when he crashes his car into a tree to avoid hitting Snowball V, and happily comments how it means he'll get to claim insurance. The car then explodes (''twice'') offscreen, but he apparently survives.
5th May '18 10:58:08 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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*** Parodied in "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot" when he crashes his car into a tree to avoid hitting Snowball V, and happily comments how it means he'll get to claim insurance. The car then explodes (''twice'') offscreen, but he apparently survives.
21st Mar '18 7:30:56 AM Dghcrh
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* Toby Determined from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is a wannabe newspaper reporter that is constantly insulted for his dorky appearance by his peers, including the object of his infatuation, television reporter [[HotScoop Shandra Jimenez]]. In the SeriesFinale, he gets a makeover as "Bodacious T" and joins Jimenez's crew as a sports reporter.

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* Toby Determined from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is a wannabe newspaper reporter that is constantly insulted for his dorky appearance by his peers, including the object of his infatuation, television reporter [[HotScoop Shandra Jimenez]].Jimenez. In the SeriesFinale, he gets a makeover as "Bodacious T" and joins Jimenez's crew as a sports reporter.
19th Mar '18 12:44:36 AM annette12
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* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' SeriesFauxnale "A Fistful of Ed" has Double D losing horribly to Jimmy in a one-on-one fight, then when the Kankers try to attack him Eddy stands up to them saying that Double D's had enough for the day.
** At least a couple of episodes end on the Eds trying a scam and actually making a profit.
** And of course the real GrandFinale.
** One episode ends with the Eds having to run from the other kids after a scam ends badly, but the episode itself actually ends on a positive note. The three escape from reach by ripping away a fire hydrant and letting the ensuing jet of water launch them into the air. They're shown acting like they're putting on a performance ("Thank you! Thank you! We'll be here all week!") and even Kevin seems impressed by it, noting that they aren't "half bad".

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
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The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' SeriesFauxnale Eds, usually {{Failure Hero}}es, get this on the ''very'' rare occasions they close an episode on a triumphant note. "A Fistful of Glass Of Warm Ed" has Double D losing horribly to Jimmy in a one-on-one fight, then when the Kankers try to attack him Eddy stands up to and "Dim Lit Ed" end with them saying that Double D's had enough for the day.
** At least a couple of episodes end on the Eds trying a scam and actually
making unnegated profit from a profit.
** And of course the real GrandFinale.
** One episode
scam. "May I Have This Ed" ends with the entire school collapsing into a ruined heap, with everyone being destroyed in the process except the Eds having who are the only ones able to run from escape. Still, the episodes where all three of them do get a happy ending are extremely rare. TheMovie finally ends with them popular with the other kids after a scam ends badly, but kids.
** Even if Jimmy is often [[ButtMonkey
the episode itself butt of the jokes]], he actually ends comes out on a positive note. top in most Jimmy-centric episodes. The three escape from reach by ripping away a fire hydrant exception is "One Size Fits Ed" and letting only because he was still working with [[LoserProtagonist the ensuing jet of water launch them into Eds]] by the air. They're shown acting like they're putting end of the episode. When he starts working against the Eds, he always gets the last laugh on a performance ("Thank you! Thank you! We'll be here all week!") and even Kevin seems impressed by it, noting that they aren't "half bad".them.
19th Feb '18 11:03:17 PM dbdude01
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* Among the villains in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', Baxter Stockman was one that seemed to exist to be abused. Every time he failed, disobeyed, [[TooDumbToLive or defied]] the Shredder, he was punished by having part of his body removed, a process that, over the course of the series, eventually caused him to physically decay bit by bit until he was a BrainInAJar. Finally, his luck changed, when an AlternateReality version of Bishop not only offered to use his dimension's DNA technology to regenerate his body, but also give him an honest job using his Mouser technology for their agriculture. It seemed things were finally looking up.

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* Among the villains in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', Baxter Stockman was one that seemed to exist to be abused. Every time he failed, disobeyed, [[TooDumbToLive or defied]] the Shredder, he was punished by having part of his body removed, a process that, over the course of the series, eventually caused him to physically decay bit by bit until he was a BrainInAJar. Finally, his luck changed, when an AlternateReality version of in the future, Bishop not only offered to use his dimension's DNA technology to regenerate his body, but also give him an honest job using his Mouser technology for their agriculture. It seemed things were finally looking up.
26th Oct '17 9:44:53 AM jtierney50
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** Robbie, who is usually portrayed as a villain due to his crush on and eventual relationship with Wendy, is redeemed in "The Love God", when he and Wendy's friend Tambry begin dating. There's some conflict initially (Wendy is mad that Tambry would date her ex, Nate is mad about Robbie dating Tambry despite knowing about Nate's crush on her and Lee is mad at Nate for not telling him about his crush on Tambry), and it was started with a love-potion, but things eventually smooth out and they're seen is a constant throughout the rest of the series.
** Lil' Gideon and Pacifica Northwest, both initially villains, get their redemption arcs by the end of Season 2, and both help complete the Cipher Wheel.
22nd Oct '17 12:38:33 AM TommyTiger
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* In the original storyboards of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Too Young," the writers threw Lemongrab- who was punched in the stomach and pushed onto the floor by the protagonists- a bone, by having him take a rice cake (he really likes bland foods) out of his pocket and eat it, and actually enjoy himself for once- much to the puzzlement of his pranksters. Averted in the final cut of the episode, as the scene ends with Lemongrab slumped over on the ground crying, and the pranksters running away happily.

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* In the original storyboards of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Too Young," the writers threw Lemongrab- who Lemongrab (who was punched in the stomach and pushed onto the floor by the protagonists- protagonists) a bone, by having him take a rice cake (he really likes bland foods) out of his pocket and eat it, and actually enjoy himself for once- once, much to the puzzlement of his pranksters. Averted in the final cut of the episode, as the scene ends with Lemongrab slumped over on the ground crying, and the pranksters running away happily.



** A Christmas episode has Chicken Boo posing as... [[MallSanta oh, try to guess]]. When his disguise fails, he escapes the usual torrent of abuse when rescued by the real Santa Claus, who says he deserves a happy ending just this once.
** A half-literal example in the {{crossover}} episode featuring [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Elmyra]] - after spending the whole episode tormenting the Warners, they have the perfect idea - introduce Elmyra to Mindy. When Mindy wanders off into danger as she usually does, poor Buttons [[BadlyBatteredBabysitter prepares for his usual routine]], but the Warners stop him - as Elmyra takes all the abuse Buttons usually does. Buttons obviously can't thank the Warners enough.

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** A Christmas episode has Chicken Boo posing as... [[MallSanta oh, try to guess]].a MallSanta. When his disguise fails, he escapes the usual torrent of abuse when rescued by the real Santa Claus, who says he deserves a happy ending just this once.
** A half-literal example in the {{crossover}} episode featuring [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Elmyra]] - after spending the whole episode tormenting the Warners, they have the perfect idea - introduce Elmyra to Mindy. When Mindy wanders off into danger as she usually does, poor Buttons [[BadlyBatteredBabysitter prepares for his usual routine]], but the Warners stop him - as Elmyra takes all the abuse Buttons usually does. Buttons obviously can't thank the Warners enough.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' provides examples of this with Ollie. He is treated like the standard {{Mook}} but shriek rewards him by giving him a vibrating fork that was specifically designed to stimulate the pleasure center of the brain. The results are disturbing. He gently presses the fork to the side of his head and within seconds he begins moaning pleasurably. Shriek turns off his [[DisabilitySuperpower suit]] and is unable to hear as result, but seconds after, Ollie stumbles around and falls over. By the time shriek leaves the room Ollie's mouth is wide open and he has a look of euphoric bliss on his face. Say...DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': Lumpus has a mad crush on Jane Doe, but his efforts to get her to realize that always backfire hilariously. Jane frequently misinterprets his motives, leading her to see him either as A) a friend, or B) a jerk. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Failure]] is Lumpus' only option, as Jane gets together with and even ''marries'' everyone except Lumpus. The second-to-last episode focuses on the two, and is called "Wedding Bell Blues". [[HappilyMarried Guess]] [[OfficialCouple what]] [[HappilyMarried happens]] at the end?

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' provides examples of this with Ollie. He is treated like the standard {{Mook}} but shriek rewards him by giving him a vibrating fork that was specifically designed to stimulate the pleasure center of the brain. The results are disturbing. He gently presses the fork to the side of his head and within seconds he begins moaning pleasurably. Shriek turns off his [[DisabilitySuperpower suit]] and is unable to hear as result, but seconds after, Ollie stumbles around and falls over. By the time shriek leaves the room Ollie's mouth is wide open [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything and he has a look of euphoric bliss on his face. Say...DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?
face]].
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': Lumpus has a mad crush on Jane Doe, but his efforts to get her to realize that always backfire hilariously. Jane frequently misinterprets his motives, leading her to see him either as A) a friend, or B) a jerk. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Failure]] is Lumpus' only option, as Jane gets together with and even ''marries'' everyone except Lumpus. The second-to-last episode focuses on the two, and is called "Wedding Bell Blues". [[HappilyMarried Guess]] [[OfficialCouple what]] [[HappilyMarried happens]] at They get HappilyMarried and become an OfficialCouple in the end?end.



** "There's A Penfold In My Suit": A zig-zag--a mystical stone in the country of Bratyslovakia causes DM and Penfold to switch bodies.

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** "There's A Penfold In My Suit": A zig-zag--a zig-zag: a mystical stone in the country of Bratyslovakia causes DM and Penfold to switch bodies.



** She amazingly gets one in the episode ''A Fustful Of Meg'' when she used her unattractive features to fight off a school bully named Mental Mike. ''And won''!

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** She amazingly gets one in the episode ''A Fustful Fistful Of Meg'' when she used her unattractive features to fight off a school bully named Mental Mike. ''And won''!Mike, and managed to win.



** The episode "Setting a President" ' is this for Frankie, who not only manages to win an election to be in charge of the eponymous house, but then enforces regime changes everyone likes, punishes the {{Jerkass}} Bloo, and emphatically DOES NOT find out that it was harder than her old job. It's seemingly subverted when seeing Herriman suffering and struggling with a bagging job at the supermarket, and while she feels guilty for him, she's more put off by how her new job pays less than her old one. She then returns the job to its previous incumbent (also brought back to the house), and looks like a saint in doing it, with him claiming that he now owes her one.

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** The episode "Setting a President" ' is this for Frankie, who not only manages to win an election to be in charge of the eponymous house, but then enforces regime changes everyone likes, punishes the {{Jerkass}} Bloo, Bloo and emphatically DOES NOT doesn't find out that it was harder than her old job. It's seemingly subverted when seeing Herriman suffering and struggling with a bagging job at the supermarket, and while she feels guilty for him, she's more put off by how her new job pays less than her old one. She then returns the job to its previous incumbent (also brought back to the house), and looks like a saint in doing it, with him claiming that he now owes her one.



* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' does this twice with Dib. The first time, he's visited by shoe aliens who give him superpowers. [[spoiler:Turns out it was [[LotusEaterMachine all a dream Zim put him]] in to [[LawOfDisproportionateResponse find out if he threw a muffin at his head.]] Really.]]. The second time, after dealing with Tak, Dib just happens to be able to scavenge her spaceship without any snapback. He would have gotten it fully operational and used it to visit other planets if the series hadn't been ScrewedByTheNetwork.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' does this twice with Dib. The first time, he's visited by shoe aliens who give him superpowers. [[spoiler:Turns out it was [[LotusEaterMachine all a dream Zim put him]] in to [[LawOfDisproportionateResponse find out if he threw a muffin at his head.]] Really.]]. ]]]] The second time, after dealing with Tak, Dib just happens to be able to scavenge her spaceship without any snapback. He would have gotten it fully operational and used it to visit other planets if the series hadn't been ScrewedByTheNetwork.



* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': When Bill Dauterive is staying at his rich family's mansion, three eligible bachelorettes vie fiercely to seduce him. The catch? [[KissingCousins One of them is his cousin]], the other two are the widows of his male cousins, and he doesn't know which is which. The outcome? [[spoiler:"Both of 'em!"]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': When Bill Dauterive is staying at his rich family's mansion, three eligible bachelorettes vie fiercely to seduce him. The catch? Unfortunately, [[KissingCousins One one of them is his cousin]], the other two are the widows of his male cousins, and he doesn't know which is which. The outcome? [[spoiler:"Both of 'em!"]]



** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck gets one in "Ducking The Devil", he spends the majority of the short frantically trying to lead the escaped Tasmanian Devil back to his zoo cell for a reward of $5000. He actually succeeds, and on top of that, when Taz swipes a dropped dollar, Daffy charges in to fight him for it ''and wins''! It should be noted this short was made long after Daffy had evolved into a pompous fall guy.

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** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck gets one in "Ducking The Devil", he spends the majority of the short frantically trying to lead the escaped Tasmanian Devil back to his zoo cell for a reward of $5000. He actually succeeds, and on top of that, when Taz swipes a dropped dollar, Daffy charges in to fight him for it ''and wins''! wins''. It should be noted this short was made long after Daffy had evolved into a pompous fall guy.



** A third example has Squidward managing to compose a musical piece for a competition, and having that piece selected to be played despite Spongebob/Patrick's general annoyingness. When the composition is actually PLAYED, it's revealed that he actually wrote the annoyingness INTO the piece, you'd expect this to be a YankTheDogsChain where everyone goes nuts over Spongebob, but then the people start cheering... for Squidward.

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** A third example has Squidward managing to compose a musical piece for a competition, and having that piece selected to be played despite Spongebob/Patrick's general annoyingness. When the composition is actually PLAYED, played , it's revealed that he actually wrote the annoyingness INTO into the piece, you'd expect this to be a YankTheDogsChain where everyone goes nuts over Spongebob, but then the people start cheering... for Squidward.



* Among the villains in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003', Baxter Stockman was one that seemed to exist to be abused. Every time he failed, disobeyed, [[TooDumbToLive or defied]] the Shredder, he was punished by having part of his body removed, a process that, over the course of the series, eventually caused him to physically decay bit by bit until he was a BrainInAJar. Finally, his luck changed, when an AlternateReality version of Bishop not only offered to use his dimension's DNA technology to regenerate his body, but also give him an honest job using his Mouser technology for their agriculture. It seemed things were finally looking up.

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* Among the villains in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003', ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', Baxter Stockman was one that seemed to exist to be abused. Every time he failed, disobeyed, [[TooDumbToLive or defied]] the Shredder, he was punished by having part of his body removed, a process that, over the course of the series, eventually caused him to physically decay bit by bit until he was a BrainInAJar. Finally, his luck changed, when an AlternateReality version of Bishop not only offered to use his dimension's DNA technology to regenerate his body, but also give him an honest job using his Mouser technology for their agriculture. It seemed things were finally looking up.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', Tom actually has managed to one-up the mouse a few times. Even outside of these, there were many shorts where he was granted some sort of truce or happy outcome from Jerry.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', Tom actually has managed to one-up the mouse Jerry a few times.times (13, in fact). Even outside of these, there were many shorts where he was granted some sort of truce or happy outcome from Jerry.
15th Aug '17 9:45:59 AM MarcoPolo250
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** A nod to the football gag was used by ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in one episode. In a cutaway gag, Lucy yanks the football away as Charlie Brown tries to kick it, causing Peter to appear and ''beat the crap out of Lucy'' for toying with Charlie Brown all this time and forces her to hold the football in place. Charlie Brown kicks it and cheers in glee, while Peter delivers a final kick for Lucy for not being a professional psychiatrist. TropesAreNotGood this time, though. The [[WouldHurtAChild idea of a child getting beat up by an adult]] is just uncomfortable to watch.

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** A nod to the football gag was used by ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in one episode. In a cutaway gag, Lucy yanks the football away as Charlie Brown tries to kick it, causing Peter to appear and ''beat the crap out of Lucy'' for toying with Charlie Brown all this time and forces her to hold the football in place. Charlie Brown kicks it and cheers in glee, while Peter delivers a final kick for Lucy for not being a professional psychiatrist. TropesAreNotGood this time, though. The [[WouldHurtAChild idea of a child getting beat up by an adult]] is just uncomfortable to watch.



* After a long, long chain of failures, there are ''two'' occasions late in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' where the method home ''isn't'' irrevocably lost. In the first case, Jack is defeated by an invincible warrior guarding it... but the warrior spares his life and explicitly sees a FutureBadass Jack coming back to use the portal at some point ahead. In the second, the portal is destroyed (by Jack [[GrandTheftMe possessed by Aku's evil]]), but Jack is told that it will be rebuilt in due time, at which point he may use it. Sadly, neither one truly paid off because Cartoon Network let the show fall through.

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* After a long, long chain of failures, there are ''two'' occasions late in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' where the method home ''isn't'' irrevocably lost. In the first case, Jack is defeated by an invincible warrior guarding it... but the warrior spares his life and explicitly sees a FutureBadass Jack coming back to use the portal at some point ahead. In the second, the portal is destroyed (by Jack [[GrandTheftMe possessed by Aku's evil]]), but Jack is told that it will be rebuilt in due time, at which point he may use it. Sadly, neither one truly paid off because Cartoon Network let the show fall through.
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