History VillainDecay / WesternAnimation

24th Feb '17 8:54:41 PM Luppercus
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* Rataxes in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' and even more in the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/{{BabarAndTheAdventuresOfBadou}}'', he was a ruthless slaver warlord in the Babar movie only to be turn into a JerkassWithAHeartOfGold in the first series and even more a wimpy husband in the sequel series. In the first series Rataxes could be mean and selfish, but was presented as LaughablyEvil and FriendlyEnemy, never really crossing the MoralHorizon, been a loving father and husband and, despite having a deep rivalry with Babar, even going into big deals to avoid war with his kingdom and trying to save Babar's baby daughter Isabelle from drowning. In the second series the decay is so total that he's presented as an abused husband.

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* Rataxes in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' and even more in the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/{{BabarAndTheAdventuresOfBadou}}'', he was a ruthless slaver warlord in the Babar movie only to be turn into a JerkassWithAHeartOfGold in the first series and even more a wimpy husband in the sequel series. In the first series Rataxes could be mean and selfish, but was presented as LaughablyEvil and FriendlyEnemy, never really crossing the MoralHorizon, MoralEventHorizon, been a loving father and husband and, despite having a deep rivalry with Babar, even going into big deals to avoid war with his kingdom and trying to save Babar's baby daughter Isabelle from drowning. In the second series the decay is so total that he's presented as an abused husband.
24th Feb '17 8:50:22 PM Luppercus
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* D-Structs of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux}}'' initially rules over the crater without question, but when newcomer Ty comes along with his radical ideas of teamwork and friendship, D-Structs finds himself frequently outmatched by trux working together to fight him, and begins to notice that people are slowly becoming less terrified of him as a result.

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* D-Structs of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux}}'' initially rules over the crater without question, but when newcomer Ty comes along with his radical ideas of teamwork and friendship, D-Structs finds himself frequently outmatched by trux working together to fight him, and begins to notice that people are slowly becoming less terrified of him as a result.result.
* Rataxes in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' and even more in the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/{{BabarAndTheAdventuresOfBadou}}'', he was a ruthless slaver warlord in the Babar movie only to be turn into a JerkassWithAHeartOfGold in the first series and even more a wimpy husband in the sequel series. In the first series Rataxes could be mean and selfish, but was presented as LaughablyEvil and FriendlyEnemy, never really crossing the MoralHorizon, been a loving father and husband and, despite having a deep rivalry with Babar, even going into big deals to avoid war with his kingdom and trying to save Babar's baby daughter Isabelle from drowning. In the second series the decay is so total that he's presented as an abused husband.
2nd Feb '17 6:20:18 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** Doofensmhirtz, at the beginning of the series, was a believably evil JerkAss who could sometimes legitimately give Perry a run for his money. Towards the end, he was stated as a NiceGuy who only ''pretends'' to be evil.

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** Doofensmhirtz, Doofenshmirtz, at the beginning of the series, was a believably evil JerkAss who could sometimes legitimately give Perry a run for his money. Towards the end, he was stated as a NiceGuy who only ''pretends'' to be evil.
25th Jan '17 1:45:04 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Originally in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', Bigmouth was a greedy and selfish VillainousGlutton who barely avoided slipping past the MoralEventHorizon in one early story by stealing the village's winter stores, not caring at all if it meant the rightful owners starving as a result. But as the series progressed, he slipped into going between LaughablyEvil and ObliviouslyEvil, and by the time he met Bignose, became more of a FriendlyEnemy to the smurfs.
22nd Nov '16 7:30:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** General Grievous's zig-zags this quite a lot. For example, early on in Season 4 he was fooled by Jar Jar, and General Tarpals managed to injure him at the cost of his own life, allowing the Gungan army to capture him. However, near the end of the same season, Grievous went up against the [[AmazonBrigade Nightsisters]] and their ArmyOfTheDead, led by Ventress (who for most of series prior to that had looked down on Grievous as if he were barely even worth her notice), and ''tore them apart''. The latter was one of the few examples in the entire ''Star Wars'' franchise in which [[WeHaveReserves the sheer overwhelming numbers of the Droid Army]] were used with appropriate ruthlessness.

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** General Grievous's zig-zags this quite a lot. For example, early on in Season 4 he was fooled by Jar Jar, and General Tarpals managed to injure him at the cost of his own life, allowing the Gungan army to capture him. However, near the end of the same season, Grievous went up against the [[AmazonBrigade Nightsisters]] and their ArmyOfTheDead, CavalryOfTheDead, led by Ventress (who for most of series prior to that had looked down on Grievous as if he were barely even worth her notice), and ''tore them apart''. The latter was one of the few examples in the entire ''Star Wars'' franchise in which [[WeHaveReserves the sheer overwhelming numbers of the Droid Army]] were used with appropriate ruthlessness.
20th Nov '16 4:43:00 AM Phred
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** The jackals, in their first appearance, were very skilled [[ManipulativeBastard manipulators]] who managed to fool pretty much everybody until they were found out. In their second appearance, their manipulation skills are so pathetic as to be non-existent and they become a bickering married couple who are defeated easily

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** The jackals, in their first appearance, were very skilled [[ManipulativeBastard manipulators]] who managed to fool pretty much everybody until they were found out. In their second appearance, their manipulation skills are so pathetic as to be non-existent and they become a bickering married couple who are defeated easilyeasily
* D-Structs of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux}}'' initially rules over the crater without question, but when newcomer Ty comes along with his radical ideas of teamwork and friendship, D-Structs finds himself frequently outmatched by trux working together to fight him, and begins to notice that people are slowly becoming less terrified of him as a result.
7th Nov '16 6:48:24 PM dlchen145
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** Rampage is a {{downplayed|Trope}} example. When he first appears, he's TheJuggernaut. Having his spark torn out and forced to serve Megatron made him the ImplacableMan. That's how {{Badass}} he was.

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** Rampage is a {{downplayed|Trope}} example. When he first appears, he's TheJuggernaut. Having his spark torn out and forced to serve Megatron made him the ImplacableMan. That's how {{Badass}} badass he was.



* The Commando Droids of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' went from EliteMooks in their first appearances to almost as ineffectual as their ridiculously ineffectual cousin, the B-1 Battledroid. However, this may just be a result of them appearing more often and being pitted against more {{Badass}} characters such as Jedi and veteran clone troopers - the former being [[OneManArmy One-Man Armies]] and the latter having enough experience to know how to deal with them. Even then, they are still a nuisance at best for those types of characters, and they are still enough of a threat for RedShirts and those not used to fighting wars.

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* The Commando Droids of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' went from EliteMooks in their first appearances to almost as ineffectual as their ridiculously ineffectual cousin, the B-1 Battledroid. However, this may just be a result of them appearing more often and being pitted against more {{Badass}} badass characters such as Jedi and veteran clone troopers - the former being [[OneManArmy One-Man Armies]] and the latter having enough experience to know how to deal with them. Even then, they are still a nuisance at best for those types of characters, and they are still enough of a threat for RedShirts and those not used to fighting wars.
2nd Oct '16 2:14:43 AM PlanetEatingWarlord
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' creator and executive producer Creator/CraigMcCracken explicitly described Lord Hater suffering this effect in an interview with the Huffington Post[[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-hill/get-ready-for-lord-domina_b_7929048.html]]. As a result, they introduced DistaffCounterpart Lord Dominator.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' creator and executive producer Creator/CraigMcCracken explicitly described Lord Hater suffering this effect in an interview with the Huffington Post[[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-hill/get-ready-for-lord-domina_b_7929048.html]]. As a result, they introduced DistaffCounterpart Lord Dominator. Throughout the second season, Hater slowly goes from the BigBad to a goofy AntiHero.


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** Hater's VillainDecay is lampshaded in-universe as well. Commander Peepers explicitly states that Hater's obsession with Wander has caused him to lose credibility. The first third of the second season revolves around him losing his place on the Galactic Villain Leaderboard and struggling to reclaim his place as the Greatest in the Galaxy.
-->'''Commander Peepers:''' "I'm sorry sir but it's true! You've spent so much time chasing him around the universe that you've lost any standing you had as a real villain!"
2nd Oct '16 2:02:21 AM PlanetEatingWarlord
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** To be fair, [[LighterAndSofter the show is aimed at pre-schoolers]], so Captain Hook becoming less intimidating is kind of expected.
22nd Sep '16 5:50:51 PM nombretomado
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** Zombozo initially {{defied|Trope}} this Trope in Ultimate Alien; In his original appearance, he was a horrific and creepy stalker-like character who required being a MookHorrorShow from [[CreepyGood Ghostfreak]] to be defeated, but was an otherwise one-shot villain. When he comes back in Ultimate Alien, he proves to be a decent, AxCrazy and still scary villain, forming an alliance between various villains to attempt RevengeByProxy on Ben and almost getting Gwen's aunt killed. Sadly however, Ben10Omniverse decided to play this trope straight by making him DenserAndWackier and having him going for petty theft such as rob bank. He recovers from it in his final appearance.

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** Zombozo initially {{defied|Trope}} this Trope in Ultimate Alien; In his original appearance, he was a horrific and creepy stalker-like character who required being a MookHorrorShow from [[CreepyGood Ghostfreak]] to be defeated, but was an otherwise one-shot villain. When he comes back in Ultimate Alien, he proves to be a decent, AxCrazy and still scary villain, forming an alliance between various villains to attempt RevengeByProxy on Ben and almost getting Gwen's aunt killed. Sadly however, Ben10Omniverse WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse decided to play this trope straight by making him DenserAndWackier and having him going for petty theft such as rob bank. He recovers from it in his final appearance.
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