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** After Jack defeats her and her sisters, Ashi is left hanging by her kusari chain from a tree branch with Jack standing over her. She launches into a screaming fit (mostly consisting of her childishly saying Jack will die) while Jack calmly unwraps the chain and drops Ashi into the forest below.
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* In "Mortal Folly", The Lich from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' starts laughing insanely when Finn is on the verge of destroying him -- with a ''sweater'' no less.
** He snaps for good in "Escape From The Citadel," as he's [[spoiler:rebooted by the Guardian blood. He panics and starts screaming gibberish in an attempt to get it off, to no avail.]]



* In the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', all four {{Arc Villain}}s experience these:
** Amon[[spoiler:/Noatak]] has one after [[spoiler:his fraud of actually being a [[MakingASplash waterbender]] is revealed to his [[MugglePower Equalist]] followers. He flees with his brother (who like him is a {{Tykebomb}} to their vengeful former crime boss father) and "start anew". He's seen smiling, but it seems on some level he knew it would never work, because a single tear comes from his eye before his more despondent brother commits a MurderSuicide on them.]]
** Unalaq has one after Jinora reawakens Raava. When Korra extracts it and uses his own technique he can only scream in rage.
** Zaheer's might have started when [[spoiler:[[UnholyMatrimony P'Li]] is killed; though it more immediately makes him "let go his earthly tether" and gain the mythical Airbender power of true flight, it made him very cold and detached. His plan to poison Korra to invoke the Avatar State while she dies (which would permanently end the Avatar cycle) [[GoneHorriblyRight goes as one]] [[BullyingADragon might expect]]. Korra, gooned on all the power of the Avatar State as it attempts to resist the lethal poison, clearly has Zaheer's murder on her mind, and he can do nothing but flee her [[PersonOfMassDestruction terrible wrath]]. Though he eventually gets the upper hand as the poison wears Korra down, he is then assailed by all the new Airbenders. His efforts to escape their tornado fail, and he's LaughingMad and [[ThisCannotBe angrily delusional]] after being thwarted in his attempt to kill Korra... and then Bolin [[HumiliationConga literally]] "puts a sock in it".]]
** Kuvira's starts after she [[spoiler:chose her Empire's expansion over [[UnholyMatrimony Bataar]] being exploited as a hostage. With Bataar's disillusionment, she lost all her inner circle. Once the Hummingbird mecha-suits and Korra's massive ice wave pose a credible threat to her [[HumongousMecha Colossus]], she starts to lose it.]] As Korra and her comrades tear apart [[spoiler:the Colossus from the inside, her desperation pushes her to [[AnArmAndALeg tear off whole parts]] of the Colossus in attempts to stop them. And after the Colossus is effectively destroyed, her stubborn refusal to surrender despite not even being physically fit to fight leads her to flee... right into the spot in the Spirit Wilds where the [[WaveMotionGun Spirit Ray Cannon]] landed, leading her to rashly fire it off in a last ditch attempt to kill Korra... which leads to a PhlebotinumOverload, from which Kuvira is spared death from only because [[PhysicalGod Korra]] reaches a new pinnacle of power in deflecting the beam in an effort to [[SaveTheVillain save her]]. Hers has a more graceful ending after Korra gives her a NotSoDifferent lecture and she has a HeelRealization.]]
* President ComicBook/LexLuthor suffers from one of these at the beginning of the Justice Lords arc in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. As the alternate-dimension League close in on him, he's cryptically mumbling "They couldn't see the beauty! No imagination! It could have been so perfect!" We never learn exactly what Luthor was up to prior to this, but the way normally cool-headed Lex seems to be coming apart indicates it was an outcome he obviously didn't plan for. Also, [[spoiler:he's killed TheFlash.]] When Superman finally confronts him, Lex actually threatens to start a nuclear war if Supes doesn't back down.
-->'''Superman''': I let it get this far because of the law and the will of the people.\\
'''Lex''': The people? This is all ''their'' fault! And they're going to burn for it... BUUUUURN!!!
* Aku, the evil shapeshifting demon/wizard, does this in episode 13 of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' in which he tries to convince the children of the world that [[BlatantLies Jack is the true villain and Aku is actually a hero]]. He does this through telling modified {{fairy tale}}s where Jack is the bad guy. After being interrupted and contradicted a bunch of times during the fairytales by some terrified witless children, he starts to completely mix up fairy tales in increasingly hysterical, convoluted (and incredibly hilarious) ways. Finally, it ends with him shouting '''"THE END!"''' and swirling away.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'':
** When the Master Planner's (alias [[spoiler:Doctor Octopus]]) master plan falls apart, and he is briefly overwhelmed by information to boot, his reaction is relatively subtle. Rather than visibly lose his composure, his voice becomes frighteningly quiet and deranged (if his eyes were visible, they would probably be bulging) as he does everything in his power to sentence Spider-Man to his doom.
** Shocker has one in his first big fight with Spider-Man. Beforehand and for most of the fight he's calm and jovial, confidently explaining his more [[ConsummateProfessional professional motivations]]. However when Spider-Man refuses to take him seriously and just cuts into him with even more vicious jokes, Shocker loses his cool and begins blasting his gauntlets madly while screaming threats. This ends up [[NiceJobFixingItVillain causing the condemned building they're fighting in to collapse on top of Shocker]], which was naturally [[BatmanGambit exactly what Spidey was counting on]].
** Venom completely loses it when [[spoiler: Spider-Man uses the scalding water in the school to forcibly remove his symbiote. He collapses into a mess crying over losing it and yelling mad phrases]]. Spider-Man is suitably disturbed.
* Magnacat in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterAllergy'' gets this after becoming bankrupt.
** Moog Magister when he destroys the fair and the presents due to unable to get the monsters.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** Riddler gets one after Batman escapes from what was supposed to be his last DeathTrap, then tricks Riddler into revealing what he did without upholding his end of the deal of telling Riddler how he managed to escape, in essence ruining Riddler's [[ChronicVillainy already failed attempt at reform]]. The episode ends with him screaming wildly in his cell in Arkham:

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* ** In the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', all four {{Arc Villain}}s experience these:
** *** Amon[[spoiler:/Noatak]] has one after [[spoiler:his fraud of actually being a [[MakingASplash waterbender]] is revealed to his [[MugglePower Equalist]] followers. He flees with his brother (who like him is a {{Tykebomb}} to their vengeful former crime boss father) and "start anew". He's seen smiling, but it seems on some level he knew it would never work, because a single tear comes from his eye before his more despondent brother commits a MurderSuicide on them.]]
** *** Unalaq has one after Jinora reawakens Raava. When Korra extracts it and uses his own technique he can only scream in rage.
** *** Zaheer's might have started when [[spoiler:[[UnholyMatrimony P'Li]] is killed; though it more immediately makes him "let go his earthly tether" and gain the mythical Airbender power of true flight, it made him very cold and detached. His plan to poison Korra to invoke the Avatar State while she dies (which would permanently end the Avatar cycle) [[GoneHorriblyRight goes as one]] [[BullyingADragon might expect]]. Korra, gooned on all the power of the Avatar State as it attempts to resist the lethal poison, clearly has Zaheer's murder on her mind, and he can do nothing but flee her [[PersonOfMassDestruction terrible wrath]]. Though he eventually gets the upper hand as the poison wears Korra down, he is then assailed by all the new Airbenders. His efforts to escape their tornado fail, and he's LaughingMad and [[ThisCannotBe angrily delusional]] after being thwarted in his attempt to kill Korra... and then Bolin [[HumiliationConga literally]] "puts a sock in it".]]
** *** Kuvira's starts after she [[spoiler:chose her Empire's expansion over [[UnholyMatrimony Bataar]] being exploited as a hostage. With Bataar's disillusionment, she lost all her inner circle. Once the Hummingbird mecha-suits and Korra's massive ice wave pose a credible threat to her [[HumongousMecha Colossus]], she starts to lose it.]] As Korra and her comrades tear apart [[spoiler:the Colossus from the inside, her desperation pushes her to [[AnArmAndALeg tear off whole parts]] of the Colossus in attempts to stop them. And after the Colossus is effectively destroyed, her stubborn refusal to surrender despite not even being physically fit to fight leads her to flee... right into the spot in the Spirit Wilds where the [[WaveMotionGun Spirit Ray Cannon]] landed, leading her to rashly fire it off in a last ditch attempt to kill Korra... which leads to a PhlebotinumOverload, from which Kuvira is spared death from only because [[PhysicalGod Korra]] reaches a new pinnacle of power in deflecting the beam in an effort to [[SaveTheVillain save her]]. Hers has a more graceful ending after Korra gives her a NotSoDifferent lecture and she has a HeelRealization.]]
* President ComicBook/LexLuthor suffers from one of these at In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Batman attempts to battle Equinox but realizes pure might won't save the beginning day. Instead, he surrenders and makes him realize a crucial flaw in his plan to recreate time/space in perfect harmony: someone who isn't in perfect harmony can't make it. Equinox realizes that his hatred of the Justice Lords arc in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. As the alternate-dimension League close in on him, of Order and Chaos outweigh his desire for harmony and he realizes what he's cryptically mumbling "They couldn't see doing is for nothing. He lets out a BigNo before Batman knocks him into his portal, shattering him into pieces and scattered throughout time/space.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' Principal [=McVicker=] seems to be in a constant one thanks to
the beauty! No imagination! It could duo's antics. Two good examples are his panicked race towards the school gym when he finds out the Secret Service has allowed the duo to join other students in asking questions to then-President Bill Clinton and his ''heart attack'' in the original GrandFinale when it was revealed that the duo weren't dead at all.
* Vilgax from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' suffers one after being thrown into the Null Void and escaping. His previous motivation was steal the Omnitrix to take over the universe, even when he returned the first time that was it. This time he's gets a TwitchyEye just thinking about what happened to him and is all out for revenge on Ben in addition to obtaining the Omnitrix, even if it results in the destruction of the universe. Ben even offers to surrender the Omnitrix without a fight if he gets the self destruct turned off and prevents the destruction of universe, Vilgax doesn't accept it because he wants revenge on Ben so greatly.
* XANA from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' has one at the end of an episode where he's trapped the gang in a virtual version of Earth with himself assuming the form of Jérémie. When the ''real'' Jérémie shows up, XANA has an extremely frightening breakdown because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood he cannot understand how Jérémie overcame his fear and entered the scanner because it's "not logical".]] It's also the only (canonical) time we hear him speak.
-->'''XANA''': [[VoiceOfTheLegion NOT]] [[LogicBomb LOGICAL!]] '''''[[HellIsThatNoise NOT]] [[OneWingedAngel LOGICAL!]]'''''
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
** Father had quite a fair few throughout the series. His last one in the series finale [[spoiler:after Numbuh 1 steals his pipe]] is a sight to behold.
** After his treachery is revealed in "Operation E.N.D.", Numbuh 274 (Chad Dickson) ''loses it'', [[MotiveRant ranting about how he had been running the KND years and wasn't going to
have been his legacy ruined by a bunch of]] "[[WhamLine snot-nosed brats]]", before taking Tommy hostage and setting the Moon Base for a direct course to the sun. As Numbuh 1 idly points out, he sounded ''just'' like a teenager. [[spoiler:Seasons later, however, revealed all of this to be an act]].
*** Chad has another one in "Operation T.R.E.A.T.Y." that lasts the entire episode. It begins to simmer when [[spoiler:Numbuh Infinity tells him that the GKND representative will be Numbuh 1 and not him]], gets worse when a ChainedHeat situation leaves him stuck with a very vitriolic Numbuh 1 (who is just about the last person he wants to see), and culminates in him fighting Nigel in a ''DuelToTheDeath'', screaming about how he's still the best there is, only to be defeated.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
** In the season 2 finale, Vlad's most desperate plan to obtain Danny as his son has him building a perfect clone of him with plans to kill the original one after. As if that wasn't crazy in itself, everything was going great until Danny's OppositeSexClone does a HeelFaceTurn (because Vlad threw off a RantInducingSlight) and teams up with the hero to destroy the clone lab, including the perfect clone. Vlad, once calm and preserved, goes insane, delivers a ''very'' emotional BigNo, and was downright close to murdering everyone if not for a timely rescue by Danny's friends. And it's permanent. Oh
so perfect!" We never learn painfully permanent. In season 3 it's shown that Vlad's attitude towards Danny has drastically changed. Vlad used to think that of Danny as a son who needed to be convinced into joining him. After that breakdown, Danny became an all-out enemy, and Vlad wanted nothing more than to destroy him and see him suffer.
** In his second appearance in the series' third tv movie, the evil ringmaster Freakshow suffered from one when Danny played on his [[IJustWantToBeSpecial jealousy of ghosts]], resulting in him using the powerful {{Reality|Warper}} [[ArtifactOfDoom Gauntlet]] to become a ghost himself, which is
exactly what Luthor was up to prior to this, but Danny wanted so he could use the way normally cool-headed Lex seems [[WeaponsThatSuck Fenton Thermos]] to be coming apart indicates it was an outcome he obviously didn't plan for. Also, [[spoiler:he's killed TheFlash.]] When Superman finally confronts him, Lex actually threatens to start a nuclear war if Supes doesn't back down.
-->'''Superman''': I let it get this far because of
trap him and save the law and world.
** [[FutureMeScaresMe Dark Danny]],
the will of the people.\\
'''Lex''': The people? This is all ''their'' fault! And they're going to burn for it... BUUUUURN!!!
* Aku, the
jerky, evil shapeshifting demon/wizard, does this in episode 13 version of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' in which he tries to convince the children of the world that [[BlatantLies Jack is the true villain and Aku is actually Danny from a hero]]. He does this through telling modified {{fairy tale}}s where Jack is the bad guy. After being interrupted and contradicted a bunch of times during the fairytales by some terrified witless children, he starts to completely mix up fairy tales in increasingly hysterical, convoluted (and incredibly hilarious) ways. Finally, it ends with him shouting '''"THE END!"''' and swirling away.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'':
** When the Master Planner's (alias [[spoiler:Doctor Octopus]]) master plan falls apart, and he is briefly overwhelmed by information to boot, his reaction is relatively subtle. Rather than visibly lose his composure, his voice becomes frighteningly quiet and deranged (if his eyes were visible, they would probably be bulging) as he does everything in his power to sentence Spider-Man to his doom.
** Shocker has one in his first big fight with Spider-Man. Beforehand and for most of the fight he's
BadFuture, who was usually calm and jovial, confidently explaining confident that [[YouCantFightFate nothing could prevent the incident that resulted in his existence]]. However, he received a powerful shock (in more [[ConsummateProfessional professional motivations]]. However ways than one) when Spider-Man refuses Danny's will to take ScrewDestiny resulted in him seriously developing one of his strongest powers ten years earlier than in Dark Danny's future.
** When [[EvilDiva Ember's]] PopularityPower stopped working
and just cuts into him with even more vicious jokes, Shocker loses his cool and begins blasting his gauntlets madly while her 'fans' stopped screaming threats. This ends up [[NiceJobFixingItVillain causing the condemned building they're fighting in to collapse on top of Shocker]], which was naturally [[BatmanGambit exactly what Spidey was counting on]].
** Venom completely loses it when [[spoiler: Spider-Man uses the scalding water in the school to forcibly remove his symbiote. He collapses into a mess crying over losing it and yelling mad phrases]]. Spider-Man is suitably disturbed.
* Magnacat in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterAllergy'' gets this after becoming bankrupt.
** Moog Magister when he destroys the fair and the presents due to unable
for her she freaks out. She tries to get them to chant her name but no one does. Ember then falls to the monsters.
floor in a twitching mess, which is how Danny captures her.
* Franchise/{{DCAU}}:
**
''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** *** Riddler gets one after Batman escapes from what was supposed to be his last DeathTrap, then tricks Riddler into revealing what he did without upholding his end of the deal of telling Riddler how he managed to escape, in essence ruining Riddler's [[ChronicVillainy already failed attempt at reform]]. The episode ends with him screaming wildly in his cell in Arkham:



** The usually chillingly calm but unstable Two-Face has a complete mental breakdown at the end of his introductory two-parter when the coin he flips to make his decisions for him gets lost among a pile of other coins that Batman pours out. ([[MythologyGag This is also how Batman tricks Two-Face into falling to "a watery grave"]] in ''Film/BatmanForever''.)
--->I HAVE TO HAVE IT! I HAVE TO! AAAAAAARRRRRGH! AAAAAAAAAH!
** Two-Face's split personality disorder eventually forces him to assume a 3rd personality as a vigilante who wishes to rid Gotham of all the corruption caused by his own alter ego. Eventually the two personalities forget they're one and the same and Two-Face, after being arrested, could be heard putting himself on trial in Arkham.
** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', the Joker himself has a big one. After receiving probably the greatest BreakingSpeech in animation history from Terry, he screams "SHUT UP SHUT UP" and goes berserk with grenades.
** Baby Doll (in the episode of the same name) leads Batman into a carnival funhouse. Once he's cornered her in its hall of mirrors, she is understandably startled and then bittersweetly distracted: [[spoiler:the mirrors are the HandWave that allow us to see how Baby would have appeared if her growth hadn't been stunted. Watch the rest of the finale [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUtLTxBYZHw here]].]]
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'': The ending with the Joker laughing manically while in the clutches of the Phantasm as they slowly smoke-teleport away while everything burns around them.
** In "Soul of Silicon", a robotic Batman flips out when he realizes he just "murdered" Batman, destroying the Batcomputer before [[AIIsACrapshoot H.A.R.D.A.C.]] could be resurrected.
** In "Joker's Favor", the Joker bullies Charlie Collins because he gave him a RantInducingSlight... for two years. Then Charlie Collins manage to convince the Joker that he has been DrivenToMadness because HeWhoFightsMonsters... (this is the effect Joker has on normal people). So, what the does the Joker say when Charlie threatens to kill him instead of the Batman, ruining Joker's dream of TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou?

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** *** The usually chillingly calm but unstable Two-Face has a complete mental breakdown at the end of his introductory two-parter when the coin he flips to make his decisions for him gets lost among a pile of other coins that Batman pours out. ([[MythologyGag This is also how Batman tricks Two-Face into falling to "a watery grave"]] in ''Film/BatmanForever''.)
--->I ---->I HAVE TO HAVE IT! I HAVE TO! AAAAAAARRRRRGH! AAAAAAAAAH!
** *** Two-Face's split personality disorder eventually forces him to assume a 3rd personality as a vigilante who wishes to rid Gotham of all the corruption caused by his own alter ego. Eventually the two personalities forget they're one and the same and Two-Face, after being arrested, could be heard putting himself on trial in Arkham.
** *** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', the Joker himself has a big one. After receiving probably the greatest BreakingSpeech in animation history from Terry, he screams "SHUT UP SHUT UP" and goes berserk with grenades.
** *** Baby Doll (in the episode of the same name) leads Batman into a carnival funhouse. Once he's cornered her in its hall of mirrors, she is understandably startled and then bittersweetly distracted: [[spoiler:the mirrors are the HandWave that allow us to see how Baby would have appeared if her growth hadn't been stunted. Watch the rest of the finale [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUtLTxBYZHw here]].]]
** *** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'': The ending with the Joker laughing manically while in the clutches of the Phantasm as they slowly smoke-teleport away while everything burns around them.
** *** In "Soul of Silicon", a robotic Batman flips out when he realizes he just "murdered" Batman, destroying the Batcomputer before [[AIIsACrapshoot H.A.R.D.A.C.]] could be resurrected.
** *** In "Joker's Favor", the Joker bullies Charlie Collins because he gave him a RantInducingSlight... for two years. Then Charlie Collins manage to convince the Joker that he has been DrivenToMadness because HeWhoFightsMonsters... (this is the effect Joker has on normal people). So, what the does the Joker say when Charlie threatens to kill him instead of the Batman, ruining Joker's dream of TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou?



** The Ventriloquist gets one at the end of his first episode as well. You'd think that Batman "killing" Scarface and freeing the poor, downtrodden puppeteer would give him some relief, but seeing Scarface dead reduces the Ventriloquist to a screaming, sobbing wreck. He's better the next time we see him.... Presumably because he's carving a new dummy.
* Derek Powers has one spanning season 1 of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' after he's turned into Blight... culminating in an enraged psychotic break that brings whole new meaning to "having a meltdown".
** At the end of the episode "Joyride", after Scab's hijacked ship crashes, the episode ends with him trying to make it fly again, then pounding on the controls, gnashing his teeth, and generally losing it. (It didn't stick -- in a later episode, he's back on the streets.)
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
** In the season 2 finale, Vlad's most desperate plan to obtain Danny as his son has him building a perfect clone of him with plans to kill the original one after. As if that wasn't crazy in itself, everything was going great until Danny's OppositeSexClone does a HeelFaceTurn (because Vlad threw off a RantInducingSlight) and teams up with the hero to destroy the clone lab, including the perfect clone. Vlad, once calm and preserved, goes insane, delivers a ''very'' emotional BigNo, and was downright close to murdering everyone if not for a timely rescue by Danny's friends. And it's permanent. Oh so painfully permanent. In season 3 it's shown that Vlad's attitude towards Danny has drastically changed. Vlad used to think that of Danny as a son who needed to be convinced into joining him. After that breakdown, Danny became an all-out enemy, and Vlad wanted nothing more than to destroy him and see him suffer.
** In his second appearance in the series' third tv movie, the evil ringmaster Freakshow suffered from one when Danny played on his [[IJustWantToBeSpecial jealousy of ghosts]], resulting in him using the powerful {{Reality|Warper}} [[ArtifactOfDoom Gauntlet]] to become a ghost himself, which is exactly what Danny wanted so he could use the [[WeaponsThatSuck Fenton Thermos]] to trap him and save the world.
** [[FutureMeScaresMe Dark Danny]], the jerky, evil version of Danny from a BadFuture, who was usually calm and confident that [[YouCantFightFate nothing could prevent the incident that resulted in his existence]]. However, he received a powerful shock (in more ways than one) when Danny's will to ScrewDestiny resulted in him developing one of his strongest powers ten years earlier than in Dark Danny's future.
** When [[EvilDiva Ember's]] PopularityPower stopped working and her 'fans' stopped screaming for her she freaks out. She tries to get them to chant her name but no one does. Ember then falls to the floor in a twitching mess, which is how Danny captures her.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'':
** Henry Peter Gyrich was always a little unhinged, but after years of being on the losing end of an on-and-off conflict with Professor Xavier, topped off by weeks of (offscreen) struggling with him to ratify the latest anti-mutant bill, he finally [[ChewingTheScenery cracks]] in the last episode. This turns out to be the "dangerous" version, as in the space of a minute, he throws his whole reputation out the window to make things go very, very bad.
** This was deliberately induced in Graydon Creed. Throughout season 2, he's a SmugSnake bigot, leader of KKK expy "The Friends of Humanity" and displays no emotions beside contempt... until Wolverine shows up and recognizes Creed as the son of Sabretooth. Confronted by an image of his abusive father, Graydon falls to his knees, screaming and weeping about how he's "not like him" and how he's "normal" before grabbing a gun and ''shooting the hologram'', even though he knows it isn't real, howling that it isn't his father. Let's not even ''think'' about what Creed endured with Sabretooth as his dad, to provoke such a strong reaction. In his last appearance in the series, he's lost it, and his fellow [=FoH=] members are tired of his failures. They offer him one last chance to redeem himself by [[spoiler:ordering him to kill his mother Mystique and his brother Nightcrawler]]. When he messes ''that'' up, they punish him by leaving him at ''Sabretooth's doorstep''. The last that is heard of Graydon Creed in the series is his pitiful whimpering as his father grabs him and says "Come to papa..."
--->"YOU'RE NOT MY FATHER! YOU'RE NOT MY FATHER!!"
* Megatron from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is probably the most wily incarnation yet. He's [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], [[MagnificentBastard charismatic]], and utterly badass. But in the GrandFinale "Endgame" he loses his cool when his "ultimate weapons", the "Lugnut" Supremes, are damaged and lose their flight capabilities, thus stuck on Earth.
-->'''Megatron:''' Lugnut! This field test has been a complete failure! Order the clones back to the moon!\\
'''Lugnut:''' I am sorry, master. The clones' flight capabilities have been disabled--\\
'''Megatron:''' Then destroy the Autobots! Destroy the city! DESTROY ''ANYTHING'' THAT'S NOT '''''ME'''''!!!
** The Megatron of ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' has the "catatonia" kind of breakdown after Optimus Prime's death. Without a WorthyOpponent to challenge him, he's so despondent that he can hardly be bothered to do anything anymore.
** The Megatron of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' is probably more terrifiying than his Animated conterpart. Taking [[MagnificentBastard charismatic]] and replacing it with... [[TheSociopath sadistic]]. He finally has a breakdown of his own after Optimus Prime destroys his new base, beating him badly in the process.
** Unicron goes through one in [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers the original cartoon]]'s [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie movie]] while he's blown apart by the Autobot Matrix of Leadership.
-->'''Unicron''': Destiny....you cannot destroy my...destiny!

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** *** The Ventriloquist gets one at the end of his first episode as well. You'd think that Batman "killing" Scarface and freeing the poor, downtrodden puppeteer would give him some relief, but seeing Scarface dead reduces the Ventriloquist to a screaming, sobbing wreck. He's better the next time we see him.... Presumably because he's carving a new dummy.
* ** Derek Powers has one spanning season 1 of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' after he's turned into Blight... culminating in an enraged psychotic break that brings whole new meaning to "having a meltdown".
** *** At the end of the episode "Joyride", after Scab's hijacked ship crashes, the episode ends with him trying to make it fly again, then pounding on the controls, gnashing his teeth, and generally losing it. (It didn't stick -- in a later episode, he's back on the streets.)
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
** In the season 2 finale, Vlad's most desperate plan to obtain Danny as his son has him building a perfect clone of him with plans to kill the original one after. As if that wasn't crazy in itself, everything was going great until Danny's OppositeSexClone does a HeelFaceTurn (because Vlad threw off a RantInducingSlight) and teams up with the hero to destroy the clone lab, including the perfect clone. Vlad, once calm and preserved, goes insane, delivers a ''very'' emotional BigNo, and was downright close to murdering everyone if not for a timely rescue by Danny's friends. And it's permanent. Oh so painfully permanent. In season 3 it's shown that Vlad's attitude towards Danny has drastically changed. Vlad used to think that of Danny as a son who needed to be convinced into joining him. After that breakdown, Danny became an all-out enemy, and Vlad wanted nothing more than to destroy him and see him suffer.
** In his second appearance in the series' third tv movie, the evil ringmaster Freakshow suffered
President ComicBook/LexLuthor suffers from one when Danny played on his [[IJustWantToBeSpecial jealousy of ghosts]], resulting in him using these at the powerful {{Reality|Warper}} [[ArtifactOfDoom Gauntlet]] to become a ghost himself, which is exactly what Danny wanted so he could use beginning of the [[WeaponsThatSuck Fenton Thermos]] to trap him and save Justice Lords arc in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. As the world.
** [[FutureMeScaresMe Dark Danny]], the jerky, evil version of Danny from a BadFuture, who was usually calm and confident that [[YouCantFightFate nothing could prevent the incident that resulted
alternate-dimension League close in his existence]]. However, he received a powerful shock (in more ways than one) when Danny's will to ScrewDestiny resulted in him developing one of his strongest powers ten years earlier than in Dark Danny's future.
** When [[EvilDiva Ember's]] PopularityPower stopped working and her 'fans' stopped screaming for her she freaks out. She tries to get them to chant her name but no one does. Ember then falls to the floor in a twitching mess, which is how Danny captures her.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'':
** Henry Peter Gyrich was always a little unhinged, but after years of being
on the losing end of an on-and-off conflict with Professor Xavier, topped off by weeks of (offscreen) struggling with him to ratify the latest anti-mutant bill, he finally [[ChewingTheScenery cracks]] in the last episode. This turns out to be the "dangerous" version, as in the space of a minute, he throws his whole reputation out the window to make things go very, very bad.
** This was deliberately induced in Graydon Creed. Throughout season 2, he's a SmugSnake bigot, leader of KKK expy "The Friends of Humanity" and displays no emotions beside contempt... until Wolverine shows up and recognizes Creed as the son of Sabretooth. Confronted by an image of his abusive father, Graydon falls to his knees, screaming and weeping about how he's "not like him" and how he's "normal" before grabbing a gun and ''shooting the hologram'', even though he knows it isn't real, howling that it isn't his father. Let's not even ''think'' about what Creed endured with Sabretooth as his dad, to provoke such a strong reaction. In his last appearance in the series, he's lost it, and his fellow [=FoH=] members are tired of his failures. They offer him one last chance to redeem himself by [[spoiler:ordering him to kill his mother Mystique and his brother Nightcrawler]]. When he messes ''that'' up, they punish him by leaving him at ''Sabretooth's doorstep''. The last that is heard of Graydon Creed in the series is his pitiful whimpering as his father grabs him and says "Come to papa..."
--->"YOU'RE NOT MY FATHER! YOU'RE NOT MY FATHER!!"
* Megatron from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is probably the most wily incarnation yet. He's [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], [[MagnificentBastard charismatic]], and utterly badass. But in the GrandFinale "Endgame" he loses his cool when his "ultimate weapons", the "Lugnut" Supremes, are damaged and lose their flight capabilities, thus stuck on Earth.
-->'''Megatron:''' Lugnut! This field test has been a complete failure! Order the clones back to the moon!\\
'''Lugnut:''' I am sorry, master. The clones' flight capabilities have been disabled--\\
'''Megatron:''' Then destroy the Autobots! Destroy the city! DESTROY ''ANYTHING'' THAT'S NOT '''''ME'''''!!!
** The Megatron of ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' has the "catatonia" kind of breakdown after Optimus Prime's death. Without a WorthyOpponent to challenge
him, he's cryptically mumbling "They couldn't see the beauty! No imagination! It could have been so despondent that perfect!" We never learn exactly what Luthor was up to prior to this, but the way normally cool-headed Lex seems to be coming apart indicates it was an outcome he can hardly be bothered to do anything anymore.
** The Megatron of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' is probably more terrifiying than his Animated conterpart. Taking [[MagnificentBastard charismatic]] and replacing it with... [[TheSociopath sadistic]]. He
obviously didn't plan for. Also, [[spoiler:he's killed TheFlash.]] When Superman finally confronts him, Lex actually threatens to start a nuclear war if Supes doesn't back down.
--->'''Superman''': I let it get this far because of the law and the will of the people.\\
'''Lex''': The people? This is all ''their'' fault! And they're going to burn for it... BUUUUURN!!!
* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'''s BigBad Phaeton loses it after he contracts automutation syndrome in the aftermath of a battle with J.T. Marsh. He becomes more enamored with doomsday weapon projects, abandons all subtlety, and resorts to grandiose speeches and rants as everything falls apart for the Commonwealth due to his increasingly irrational command decisions. One of the more justified examples since the automutation syndrome is gradually ''liquefying'' him. ''That'' can't be good for one's sanity.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
has a few:
** When cornered, Hakon turns on the Captain of the Guard, blaming him, and the two fight, falling off a cliff in the process.
** City of Stone has Demona
breakdown and cry at the end of it when the Weird Sisters confront her with her actions [[spoiler: she gives the access code finish the heroes plan: Alone.]]
** Xanatos distinguishes himself as not having one, [[WebVideo/TheBlockBusterBuster he doesn't have a breaking point]], unlike all the other show's villains, as he can bounce back from his defeats while keeping a relatively cool head. The closest he got to one was when all
of his own plans, schemes, In-laws, allies, and his EnemyMine with the Gargoyles failed to stop Oberon, and even after Optimus Prime destroys his new base, beating him badly in the process.
** Unicron goes through one in [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers the original cartoon]]'s [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie movie]] while he's blown apart by the Autobot Matrix of Leadership.
-->'''Unicron''': Destiny....you cannot destroy my...destiny!
that, he recovers enough to help work things out.



* In "WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated" Professor Pericles goes through one following the episode "Wrath of the Krampus" which he shown to be more prone to psychotic outbursts and is willing to kill anyone in his way.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** The guy-with-no-life Jenkins in "Make Love, Not Warcraft" does the "shutting down" version when his character is finally killed in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. We don't get to see what he does after those first few seconds, as he's only ever shown in-game and in brief flashes sitting in front of his computer, ''almost'' reacting to what happens there. Being defeated makes him... flinch.
** When Cartman learns that he murdered his own father he simply stares in empty shock and doesn't even resist when Scott rams his head into a chili bowl. Cartman being Cartman, the cause of his BSOD is [[spoiler: the discovery that he's actually part ginger.]]
** In "Cartmanland", Cartman starts going downhill when he has to keep letting more and more people into the park he bought with his inheritance money in order to hire the people he needs to keep it going, eventually just selling it back to the original owner. Then, officials take the money he made due to tax evasion and a lawsuit from when Kenny died earlier on, and it's revealed that he owes several thousand dollars more and the original owner refuses to sell the park back to him, leading him to break down in tears and a litany of swearing. Also, in "[=HUMANCENTiPAD=]", when Cartman didn't get his way, he blamed God, who struck him with a bolt of lightning. Cartman ended up in the hospital, bandaged and crying.
** In "Christian Rock Hard", Cartman learns that Christian record companies use different certifications for their sales, meaning that Cartman technically hasn't won his bet with Kyle by making a platinum-selling album. Cartman flies into a rage, smashes his band's myrrh album and screams blasphemous obscenities in front of a horrified crowd of Christian rock fans.
** Butters AKA Professor Chaos has this in "The Simpsons Already Did It" where, after watching every ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode to make sure one of his plans won't be a ripoff of an episode and leaving to inact it, he hears a commercial of Bart doing the same thing. He then hallucinates of every place and person looking all like Simpsons characters. He gets better when he learns that [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment the ideas the Simpsons used were used before the Simpsons too.]]
** In "Cash for Gold", Stan calls the host of a shopping network that rips off elderly people and tells him to kill himself. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that since Stan called and told him to do it, elderly people are calling him constantly, repeating Stan's request until he snaps and finally shoots himself.
* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'''s BigBad Phaeton loses it after he contracts automutation syndrome in the aftermath of a battle with J.T. Marsh. He becomes more enamored with doomsday weapon projects, abandons all subtlety, and resorts to grandiose speeches and rants as everything falls apart for the Commonwealth due to his increasingly irrational command decisions. One of the more justified examples since the automutation syndrome is gradually ''liquefying'' him. ''That'' can't be good for one's sanity.
* At the start of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' season 4, Phantom Limb shows up utterly batshit crazy, with a "Revenge Society" consisting of a toaster, a coffee mug, and a black patent leather Ferragamo pump.
** To top it all off the pump belonged to his ex, Dr. Girlfriend, who was by then Dr. Mrs. The Monarch.
** He gets better after Professor Impossible's FaceHeelTurn and the restoration of his missing limbs, returning to his season 2 personality and style. He then starts staffing the Revenge Society with actual supervillains (and some [[TerribleIntervieweesMontage D-list would-be fillers]]).
* On ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', [[BigBad Vexus]] falls from power in TheMovie. The next time she's seen, she's gone insane, planning to blow up the asteroid she's trapped on and escape in a ship made out of a coffee can.

to:

* In "WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated" Professor Pericles goes through ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
** [[BigBad Bill Cipher]] has
one following the in his debut episode "Wrath of the Krampus" in which he shown to be more prone to psychotic outbursts and is willing tries to kill anyone in the gang after his way.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** The guy-with-no-life Jenkins in "Make Love, Not Warcraft" does
plans are foiled. As Affably Evil as he is, he puts on the "shutting down" version rage better than a lot of the series' other villains. [[spoiler:Subverted when he suddenly goes back to normal mid-battle and [[ILetYouWin lets them win]] with grace, deciding they'll be [[UnwittingPawn useful to him later]]]].
--->'''Bill Cipher''': Do you have any idea what I'm like [[VoiceOfTheLegion When]] [[OneWingedAngel I'm]] [[NightmareFace Mad!?]]
*** His biggest breakdown in the GrandFinale where [[spoiler:he increasingly loses
his character is SmugSnake act and becomes enraged as he starts to get annoyed, it finally killed in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. We don't get comes to see what he does after those first few seconds, as a head when he's only ever shown in-game and in brief flashes sitting in front about to be erased, the powerful dream demon who caused hell for a number of episodes is reduced to [[VillainsWantMercy begging for his computer, ''almost'' reacting to what happens there. Being defeated makes him... flinch.
** When Cartman learns that he murdered
life]] as [[ShapeshifterSwanSong his own father he simply stares in empty shock and doesn't even resist when Scott rams his head body rapidly changes into a chili bowl. Cartman being Cartman, the cause of his BSOD is [[spoiler: the discovery that broken forms]] before he's actually part ginger.finally destroyed by Stan.]]
** In "Cartmanland", Cartman starts going downhill when he Lil' Gideon also has to keep letting more and more people into one in the park season 1 finale, where he bought with his inheritance money [[spoiler: pilots a [[HumongousMecha giant robot]] in order to hire destroy the people he needs to keep it going, eventually just selling it back to twins after realizing that the original owner. Then, officials take the money journal he made due to tax evasion and a lawsuit took from Dipper was the wrong one]].
* The various characters of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' tend to fly into a rage
when Kenny died earlier on, and it's revealed that he owes several thousand dollars more and the original owner refuses to sell the park back to him, leading him to break down in tears and a litany of swearing. Also, in "[=HUMANCENTiPAD=]", when Cartman didn't get his way, he blamed God, who struck him things don't go as they planned, with a bolt of lightning. Cartman ended up Zim himself being by far the most prone; in the hospital, bandaged and crying.
** In "Christian Rock Hard", Cartman learns that Christian record companies use different certifications for their sales, meaning that Cartman technically hasn't won his bet with Kyle by making a platinum-selling album. Cartman flies into a rage, smashes his band's myrrh album and screams blasphemous obscenities in front of a horrified crowd of Christian rock fans.
** Butters AKA Professor Chaos has this in "The Simpsons Already Did It" where, after watching every ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]''
episode "A Room with a Moose", for example, when Dib manages to make sure foil the Irken's diabolical plan to send his classmates into a wormhole, Zim completely loses it and wails, "NO! NOOO, THE MOOSE HAS FAILED ME!"
** This tendency, however, has been averted on the rare occasion: when another
one of his plans won't be (involving a ripoff robot copy of an episode Dib and leaving to inact it, he hears a commercial of Bart doing monkey beating up the same thing. He then hallucinates of every place original), Zim screams "NOOO!!!" for a few seconds, but his anger peters out after a few seconds and person looking all like Simpsons characters. He gets better when he learns that [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment loses interest.
* Justin Hammer in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' started out as an eccentric, amoral and corrupted, but relatively civil and calm villain. Over
the ideas the Simpsons used were used before the Simpsons too.]]
** In "Cash for Gold", Stan calls the host of a shopping network that rips off elderly people and tells him to kill himself. At the end
course of the episode, it is revealed that since Stan called and told him to do it, elderly people are calling him constantly, repeating Stan's request until he snaps and finally shoots himself.
* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'''s BigBad Phaeton loses it after he contracts automutation syndrome in the aftermath of a battle with J.T. Marsh. He
story, however, his insanity becomes more enamored with doomsday weapon projects, abandons all subtlety, and resorts to grandiose speeches and rants as everything falls apart for the Commonwealth due to his increasingly irrational command decisions. One of the more justified examples since the automutation syndrome is gradually ''liquefying'' him. ''That'' can't be good for one's sanity.
* At the start of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' season 4, Phantom Limb shows up utterly batshit crazy, with a "Revenge Society" consisting of a toaster, a coffee mug,
clear, as he displays AxCrazy and PsychoticManchild sides whenever he is having fun or when things don't go how he wanted. Eventually, "The Hammer Falls" involves him being blackmailed by a black patent leather Ferragamo pump.
** To top it
mysterious traitor; this causes him to go completely nuts, take down all off the pump belonged to his ex, Dr. Girlfriend, who was by then Dr. Mrs. The Monarch.
** He gets better after Professor Impossible's FaceHeelTurn and the restoration of his missing limbs, returning to his season 2 personality and style. He then starts staffing the Revenge Society with actual supervillains (and some [[TerribleIntervieweesMontage D-list would-be fillers]]).
* On ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', [[BigBad Vexus]] falls from power in TheMovie. The next time she's seen, she's gone insane, planning to blow up the asteroid she's trapped on and escape in a ship made
supervillain thugs out of paranoia, attempting to deliver a coffee can.ZombieApocalypse on Manhattan and losing the little sanity he had left.
** Obidiah Stane experienced one as well when he found out who Iron Man really is.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** Squidward's SmugSnake rival, Squilliam Fancyson, gets two of these.
*** In the episode "Band Geeks", after setting Squidward up to fail for shits and giggles, seeing Squidward's band epically succeed causes him to stare in empty shock before HAVING A HEART ATTACK. Never has a SmugSnake been more brutally taken down.
*** In "House Fancy", Squidward's completely destroyed house is considered far fancier than his own and awarded several high honors for being 'artistic'. Squilliam's response is to sink to the ground and lay there crying his eyes out.
** Krabs' megalomaniacal business rival Plankton gets several:
*** In the episode "The Algae's Always Greener", Plankton loses it when Mr. Krabs keeps on saying "And the next day." His reaction?
---->'''Plankton:''' ''(rips off his clothes, revealing a remote control underneath)'' It's not worth it! It's just not worth it! ''(He then regains his sanity)'' Goodbye everyone, [[HilariousInHindsight I'll remember you all in therapy!]] ''(pushes button and vanishes)''
*** In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'', he has one when [=SpongeBob=] begins freeing the Bikini Bottomites from his mind control helmets. He has a rough time handling it and calls out to Karen to do something, only to see she is being carried by the crowd. He then commands for King Neptune to kill [=SpongeBob=], but he too is freed from his mind control. He tries to make a run for it, but he is then run over by the crowd while screaming in agony.
** Dennis also has a bit of one in TheMovie as well. He's a lot less cool and calm and a lot more prone to anger when confronting Spongebob and Patrick on top of [[spoiler:David Hasselhoff]] than he was when tracking them down or his first confrontation. At this point, he was just crushed by a boot, and his loss of glasses and bandana shows more of his facial expressions.
** Even when he wasn't ''completely'' evil, Krabs himself still had a few of these, namely in "One Krabs Trash", where he has a breakdown after realising the supposedly million-dollar #1 hat turned out to be worthless.
-->'''Squidward:''' What a baby.
* While Nox in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' was always pretty crazy, he ''snaps'' near the end of episode 26 after [[spoiler: the Eliacube uses up all of the Wakfu he spent 200 years collecting in order to travel back in time to save his family -- and only goes back ''twenty minutes''.]] After a BigNo and angrily demanding answers from the Eliacube (which he actually believes can talk), Nox almost shuts down. His breakdown is reflected by the fate of his creations: bereft of the Eliacube's Wakfu, all of them shut down and fall apart. The ending credits of episode 26 [[spoiler: reveal that he was DrivenToSuicide. Granted, he wouldn't have lasted much longer anyway without the Wakfu of the Eliacube to sustain him.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** Squidward's SmugSnake rival, Squilliam Fancyson, gets two of these.
*** In
WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck has one in the episode "Band Geeks", ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, "Duck! Rabbit! Duck!" after setting Squidward up to fail for shits being shot by Elmer Fudd ''for the sixth time.''
-->'''Daffy:''' Shoot me again! I enjoy it! I love the smell of burnt feathers,
and giggles, seeing Squidward's band epically succeed causes him to stare gunpowder, and cordite! I'm an elk! Shoot me, go on! It's elk season! I'm a fiddler crab! Why don't you shoot me?! It's fiddler crab season!!!
** Elmer Fudd gets one
in empty shock before HAVING A HEART ATTACK. Never has a SmugSnake another ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, "What's Opera, Doc?": when he realizes that he had been more brutally taken down.
***
duped by WesternAnimation/BugsBunny disguised as Brunehilde, he lets loose with UnstoppableRage on the rabbit and summons the elements to help do him in.
-->'''Elmer:''' I'LL KILL THE WABBIT!!! AWISE, STORM! NORTH WIND BWOW! SOUTH WIND BWOW! TYPHOONS! HUWWICANES! EARTHQUAKES! '''SMOG!!!!'''
* Magnacat in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterAllergy'' gets this after becoming bankrupt.
** Moog Magister when he destroys the fair and the presents due to unable to get the monsters.
* Clay in ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' has this in the third season, most notably in the episodes "Nature", "Sacrifice", "Nesting" and "Honor" which overlaps with his FreudianExcuse / AttentionWhore / OedipusComplex attitude.
* On ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', [[BigBad Vexus]] falls from power in TheMovie. The next time she's seen, she's gone insane, planning to blow up the asteroid she's trapped on and escape in a ship made out of a coffee can.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Discord snaps when Fluttershy doesn't play along with his twisted mind games. He drops the FauxAffablyEvil act and just brainwashes her with a huffy "Arrevederci!" Later, he actually gets ''terrified'' when he realizes he's about to be hit with the Elements of Harmony. His FauxAffablyEvil act dissolves into fear as there's nothing he can do as the attack strikes him. Considering everything he'd done over the past two episodes has just effectively imploded right in front of him, this makes perfect sense.
**
In "House Fancy", Squidward's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2"]], Tirek is shocked that Twilight and her friends have magic again and finds himself completely destroyed house is considered far fancier than overpowered by them.
** Starlight Glimmer might have the most vivid one. Normally a FauxAffablyEvil tyrant who runs on SugaryMalice and charisma, but once her plans fall apart, she becomes a MoodSwinger between the friendly and psychotic rage before finally settling purely on the latter. She's still stuck in it when she returns at the end of the fifth season, but really goes into it when Twilight drags her into the future and shows her a barren wasteland caused by trying to stop the Sonic Rainboom.
* [[BigBad The Beast]] of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' fame spends almost the entirety of the miniseries [[SoftSpokenSadist deathly calm and collected]], only raising
his own voice off-camera to sing one of his bombastic songs. Then, when Wirt finally confronts him and awarded several high honors for being 'artistic'. Squilliam's response is to sink to [[spoiler:realizes that the ground and lay there crying his eyes out.
** Krabs' megalomaniacal business rival Plankton gets several:
*** In
lantern the Woodsman has been carrying around actually [[SoulJar harbors the Beast's soul]], he threatens to blow it out]], causing the Beast to do ''[[https://33.media.tumblr.com/9d8d90e09916a8fdd3c750f1d0f80ba0/tumblr_nfbdhdGg7c1tijn4go1_500.gif this]]''.
* The Hooded Claw throws a tantrum at the end of ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''
episode "The Algae's Always Greener", Plankton loses it when Mr. Krabs keeps on saying "And Treacherous Movie Lot Plot". He had been filming all of the next day." His reaction?
---->'''Plankton:''' ''(rips off his clothes, revealing a remote control underneath)'' It's not worth it! It's just not worth it! ''(He then regains his sanity)'' Goodbye everyone, [[HilariousInHindsight I'll remember you all in therapy!]] ''(pushes button
perils to which he subjected Penelope and vanishes)''
*** In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'',
figured that if he has one when [=SpongeBob=] begins freeing can't have the Bikini Bottomites from his mind control helmets. He has a rough time handling it and calls out to Karen to do something, only to see she is being carried by the crowd. He then commands for King Neptune to kill [=SpongeBob=], but he too is freed from his mind control. He tries to Pitstop fortune, he'll make a run for it, but he is then run over by fortune himself with the crowd movie. One problem: He never loaded film into the camera.
* Many of the ghosts from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' went into fits of psychotic rage when they were defeated. One particular example is Karro Zans from the episode Ghostworld, who was driven insane by Egon Spengler outsmarting him and started using his powers to tear the amusement park he constructed apart and even growing to gigantic size
while screaming in agony.
** Dennis also
"Prepare to die, Spengler!"
* [[AxCrazy Hexadecimal]] from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' plays this straight for about all of five seconds, and then immediately subverts it. Her Medusa Bug turns all of Mainframe to stone, and Bob points out that she
has a bit of one in TheMovie as well. He's a lot less cool and made the entire place calm and predictable. As Hex is the poster child of chaotic behavior, this causes her to panic.
-->'''Hexadecimal''': No! No! I must...I must stop it! Stop it all from going so very wrong! ''(Snaps fingers, undoes bug and walks off with
a lot sly smile)''
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' to The Warden of the Internet in "Go Viral". After all her prisoners are freed, she flies into a psychotic rage, tearing herself out of the wall and going on a rampage.
* Aku, the evil shapeshifting demon/wizard, does this in episode 13 of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' in which he tries to convince the children of the world that [[BlatantLies Jack is the true villain and Aku is actually a hero]]. He does this through telling modified {{fairy tale}}s where Jack is the bad guy. After being interrupted and contradicted a bunch of times during the fairytales by some terrified witless children, he starts to completely mix up fairy tales in increasingly hysterical, convoluted (and incredibly hilarious) ways. Finally, it ends with him shouting '''"THE END!"''' and swirling away.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' Professor Pericles goes through one following the episode "Wrath of the Krampus" which he shown to be
more prone to anger when confronting Spongebob psychotic outbursts and Patrick on top of [[spoiler:David Hasselhoff]] than he was when tracking them down or is willing to kill anyone in his first confrontation. At this point, he was just crushed by a boot, and his loss of glasses and bandana shows more of his facial expressions.
** Even when he wasn't ''completely'' evil, Krabs himself still had a few of these, namely in "One Krabs Trash", where he has a breakdown after realising the supposedly million-dollar #1 hat turned out to be worthless.
-->'''Squidward:''' What a baby.
* While Nox in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' was always pretty crazy, he ''snaps'' near the end of episode 26 after [[spoiler: the Eliacube uses up all of the Wakfu he spent 200 years collecting in order to travel back in time to save his family -- and only goes back ''twenty minutes''.]] After a BigNo and angrily demanding answers from the Eliacube (which he actually believes can talk), Nox almost shuts down. His breakdown is reflected by the fate of his creations: bereft of the Eliacube's Wakfu, all of them shut down and fall apart. The ending credits of episode 26 [[spoiler: reveal that he was DrivenToSuicide. Granted, he wouldn't have lasted much longer anyway without the Wakfu of the Eliacube to sustain him.]]
way.



* In the 2003 ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' incarnation, the episode "Insane In The Membrane" serves as a whole episode VillainousBreakdown for Baxter Stockman. His punishments for his constant failures was Shredder to reduce him to a brain in a jar, so he made himself a new body. Unfortunately, the new body begins to rot when he's in it. What is apparently hours or days later, the now half rotted and green-skinned Stockman begins having hallucinations about his childhood and his mother dying. He also promptly deludes himself into thinking April is evil, and responsible for everything wrong with his life. So Stockmanstein breaks into her apartment, takes her back to his lab, and yeah, more weird, oedipal stuff involving a cable car.
** Shredder suffers this moments before being killed in both "[[BadFuture Same As It Never Was]]" and ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever''. Both scenes go about the same way:
---> '''Shredder:''' No! I AM THE SHREDDER! I AM '''[[EvilOverlordList INVINCIBLE!!!]]''' I....I....NO!!

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
In "Sideshow Bob Roberts", Sideshow Bob is elected mayor and put on trial under the 2003 ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' incarnation, accusation that he rigged the episode "Insane In The Membrane" serves as election. Bart and Lisa drive him crazy by insisting that he was too stupid to rig the election and that his running mate, Barlow, was the real mastermind. Bob ultimately digs his own grave:
--->'''Bob:''' Only ''I'' could have executed such
a whole episode VillainousBreakdown masterpiece of electoral fraud! And I have the records to prove it! Here, just look at these ''(pulls out binders and floppy disks)'' each one a work of Machiavellian ''art!''\\
'''Judge:''' But why?\\
'''Bob:''' Because you ''need'' me, Springfield. Your guilty conscience may force you to vote Democratic, but deep down inside, you secretly long
for Baxter Stockman. His punishments for a cold-hearted Republican to lower taxes, brutalize criminals, and rule you like a king. That's why I did this: to protect ''you'' from ''yourselves''. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a city to run.\\
'''Judge:''' Bailiffs, place the mayor under arrest.\\
'''Bob:''' What? Oh yes, all that stuff I did.
** There's also [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Russ Cargill]] in the Movie who, after the dome is destroyed, turns a shotgun on Homer. (He does manage to ''superficially'' keep
his constant failures was Shredder to reduce him to a brain in a jar, so he made himself a new body. Unfortunately, the new body begins to rot cool, only losing his dignity when [[spoiler: Maggie]] knocks him out.)
** Frank Grimes. At the end of his episode, Grimes actually goes crazy and starts running around the power plant doing very dangerous things, pretending that
he's in it. What is apparently hours or days later, the now half rotted and green-skinned Stockman begins having hallucinations about his childhood and his mother dying. He also promptly deludes himself into thinking April is evil, and responsible for everything wrong with his life. So Stockmanstein breaks into her apartment, takes her back to his lab, and yeah, more weird, oedipal stuff involving a cable car.
** Shredder suffers this moments
Homer Simpson, before finally touching several live electric wires and being killed in both "[[BadFuture Same As It Never Was]]" and ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever''. Both scenes go about the same way:
---> '''Shredder:''' No!
electrocuted.
--->'''Grimes''': Extremely high voltage? Well,
I AM THE SHREDDER! I AM '''[[EvilOverlordList INVINCIBLE!!!]]''' I....I....NO!!don't need safety gloves 'cause I'm Homer Simp- [[KilledMidSentence (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** The guy-with-no-life Jenkins in "Make Love, Not Warcraft" does the "shutting down" version when his character is finally killed in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. We don't get to see what he does after those first few seconds, as he's only ever shown in-game and in brief flashes sitting in front of his computer, ''almost'' reacting to what happens there. Being defeated makes him... flinch.
** When Cartman learns that he murdered his own father he simply stares in empty shock and doesn't even resist when Scott rams his head into a chili bowl. Cartman being Cartman, the cause of his BSOD is [[spoiler: the discovery that he's actually part ginger.]]
** In "Cartmanland", Cartman starts going downhill when he has to keep letting more and more people into the park he bought with his inheritance money in order to hire the people he needs to keep it going, eventually just selling it back to the original owner. Then, officials take the money he made due to tax evasion and a lawsuit from when Kenny died earlier on, and it's revealed that he owes several thousand dollars more and the original owner refuses to sell the park back to him, leading him to break down in tears and a litany of swearing. Also, in "[=HUMANCENTiPAD=]", when Cartman didn't get his way, he blamed God, who struck him with a bolt of lightning. Cartman ended up in the hospital, bandaged and crying.
** In "Christian Rock Hard", Cartman learns that Christian record companies use different certifications for their sales, meaning that Cartman technically hasn't won his bet with Kyle by making a platinum-selling album. Cartman flies into a rage, smashes his band's myrrh album and screams blasphemous obscenities in front of a horrified crowd of Christian rock fans.
** Butters AKA Professor Chaos has this in "The Simpsons Already Did It" where, after watching every ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode to make sure one of his plans won't be a ripoff of an episode and leaving to inact it, he hears a commercial of Bart doing the same thing. He then hallucinates of every place and person looking all like Simpsons characters. He gets better when he learns that [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment the ideas the Simpsons used were used before the Simpsons too.]]
** In "Cash for Gold", Stan calls the host of a shopping network that rips off elderly people and tells him to kill himself. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that since Stan called and told him to do it, elderly people are calling him constantly, repeating Stan's request until he snaps and finally shoots himself.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'':
** When the Master Planner's (alias [[spoiler:Doctor Octopus]]) master plan falls apart, and he is briefly overwhelmed by information to boot, his reaction is relatively subtle. Rather than visibly lose his composure, his voice becomes frighteningly quiet and deranged (if his eyes were visible, they would probably be bulging) as he does everything in his power to sentence Spider-Man to his doom.
** Shocker has one in his first big fight with Spider-Man. Beforehand and for most of the fight he's calm and jovial, confidently explaining his more [[ConsummateProfessional professional motivations]]. However when Spider-Man refuses to take him seriously and just cuts into him with even more vicious jokes, Shocker loses his cool and begins blasting his gauntlets madly while screaming threats. This ends up [[NiceJobFixingItVillain causing the condemned building they're fighting in to collapse on top of Shocker]], which was naturally [[BatmanGambit exactly what Spidey was counting on]].
** Venom completely loses it when [[spoiler: Spider-Man uses the scalding water in the school to forcibly remove his symbiote. He collapses into a mess crying over losing it and yelling mad phrases]]. Spider-Man is suitably disturbed.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** Squidward's SmugSnake rival, Squilliam Fancyson, gets two of these.
*** In the episode "Band Geeks", after setting Squidward up to fail for shits and giggles, seeing Squidward's band epically succeed causes him to stare in empty shock before HAVING A HEART ATTACK. Never has a SmugSnake been more brutally taken down.
*** In "House Fancy", Squidward's completely destroyed house is considered far fancier than his own and awarded several high honors for being 'artistic'. Squilliam's response is to sink to the ground and lay there crying his eyes out.
** Krabs' megalomaniacal business rival Plankton gets several:
*** In the episode "The Algae's Always Greener", Plankton loses it when Mr. Krabs keeps on saying "And the next day." His reaction?
---->'''Plankton:''' ''(rips off his clothes, revealing a remote control underneath)'' It's not worth it! It's just not worth it! ''(He then regains his sanity)'' Goodbye everyone, [[HilariousInHindsight I'll remember you all in therapy!]] ''(pushes button and vanishes)''
*** In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'', he has one when [=SpongeBob=] begins freeing the Bikini Bottomites from his mind control helmets. He has a rough time handling it and calls out to Karen to do something, only to see she is being carried by the crowd. He then commands for King Neptune to kill [=SpongeBob=], but he too is freed from his mind control. He tries to make a run for it, but he is then run over by the crowd while screaming in agony.
** Dennis also has a bit of one in TheMovie as well. He's a lot less cool and calm and a lot more prone to anger when confronting Spongebob and Patrick on top of [[spoiler:David Hasselhoff]] than he was when tracking them down or his first confrontation. At this point, he was just crushed by a boot, and his loss of glasses and bandana shows more of his facial expressions.
** Even when he wasn't ''completely'' evil, Krabs himself still had a few of these, namely in "One Krabs Trash", where he has a breakdown after realising the supposedly million-dollar #1 hat turned out to be worthless.
-->'''Squidward:''' What a baby.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]], Governor Pryce starts to get one when [[spoiler:the Mandalorian fighters, led by [[AcePilot Fenn Rau]], inflict serious losses on the Imperial forces. [[ReverseMole Kallus]] starts taunting her about the losses, saying that Thrawn will blame her for them, so, infuriated, she orders him ThrownOutTheAirlock -- and it turns out he was taking advantage of her breakdown to make his escape.]]
* Peridot has a few of these, [[PlayedForLaughs Played for Laughs]], in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', her [[SanitySlippage sanity slipping]] as the season progresses, to the point of repeatedly screaming the word "DIE!" while trying to blast the Gems with remote lasers. She eventually resorts to kidnapping Steven to try and get off Earth. After that fails, she just sits down and laughs sadly.
** From what little we've seen, Jasper seems to be undergoing this due to her individuality being worn away from [[spoiler:being forced to stay fused with Lapis]].
*** [[spoiler: After they unfused, Jasper is seen hunting down Lapis, trying to reform Malachite.]]
*** She had a massive breakdown at the end of ''Earthlings''. [[spoiler: She tried fusing with a Gem Monster, only to unfuse and become corrupted herself. As she's [[BodyHorror slowly corrupting]], she attacks Steven (who was trying to help her) and starts ranting about how every moment of her life was devoted to hating what Rose did, right before fully becoming a Gem Monster and then getting poofed.]]
** On a much lesser scale: [[spoiler:[[JerkAss Kevin]]]] has one in "Beach City Drift" after [[spoiler:he wins a street race versus [[FusionDance Stevonnie]]...only to have them be a GracefulLoser when he tries to [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating rub their face(s) in it]]]]. At the end—as [[spoiler:Stevonnie]] drives off with a [[IAmNotLeftHanded snarky parting shot]]—[[spoiler:Kevin]] is reduced to [[spoiler:squalling incoherently in their wake about their [[InsaneTrollLogic imagined "obsession" with him]] due to being incapable of taking [[{{Narcissist}} having someone paying attention to him, even through hate]].]]
* In the 2003 ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' incarnation, the episode "Insane In The Membrane" serves as a whole episode VillainousBreakdown for Baxter Stockman. His punishments for his constant failures was Shredder to reduce him to a brain in a jar, so he made himself a new body. Unfortunately, the new body begins to rot when he's in it. What is apparently hours or days later, the now half rotted and green-skinned Stockman begins having hallucinations about his childhood and his mother dying. He also promptly deludes himself into thinking April is evil, and responsible for everything wrong with his life. So Stockmanstein breaks into her apartment, takes her back to his lab, and yeah, more weird, oedipal stuff involving a cable car.
** Shredder suffers this moments before being killed in both "[[BadFuture Same As It Never Was]]" and ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever''. Both scenes go about the same way:
---> '''Shredder:''' No! I AM THE SHREDDER! I AM '''[[EvilOverlordList INVINCIBLE!!!]]''' I....I....NO!!



* Vilgax from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' suffers one after being thrown into the Null Void and escaping. His previous motivation was steal the Omnitrix to take over the universe, even when he returned the first time that was it. This time he's gets a TwitchyEye just thinking about what happened to him and is all out for revenge on Ben in addition to obtaining the Omnitrix, even if it results in the destruction of the universe. Ben even offers to surrender the Omnitrix without a fight if he gets the self destruct turned off and prevents the destruction of universe, Vilgax doesn't accept it because he wants revenge on Ben so greatly.

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* Vilgax Megatron from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' suffers one ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is probably the most wily incarnation yet. He's [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], [[MagnificentBastard charismatic]], and utterly badass. But in the GrandFinale "Endgame" he loses his cool when his "ultimate weapons", the "Lugnut" Supremes, are damaged and lose their flight capabilities, thus stuck on Earth.
-->'''Megatron:''' Lugnut! This field test has been a complete failure! Order the clones back to the moon!\\
'''Lugnut:''' I am sorry, master. The clones' flight capabilities have been disabled--\\
'''Megatron:''' Then destroy the Autobots! Destroy the city! DESTROY ''ANYTHING'' THAT'S NOT '''''ME'''''!!!
** The Megatron of ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' has the "catatonia" kind of breakdown
after being thrown into the Null Void and escaping. His previous motivation was steal the Omnitrix Optimus Prime's death. Without a WorthyOpponent to take over the universe, even when he returned the first time that was it. This time challenge him, he's gets a TwitchyEye just thinking about what happened so despondent that he can hardly be bothered to do anything anymore.
** The Megatron of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' is probably more terrifiying than his Animated conterpart. Taking [[MagnificentBastard charismatic]] and replacing it with... [[TheSociopath sadistic]]. He finally has a breakdown of his own after Optimus Prime destroys his new base, beating
him and is all out for revenge on Ben in addition to obtaining the Omnitrix, even if it results badly in the destruction process.
** Unicron goes through one in [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers the original cartoon]]'s [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie movie]] while he's blown apart by the Autobot Matrix of Leadership.
-->'''Unicron''': Destiny....you cannot destroy my...destiny!
* At the start of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' season 4, Phantom Limb shows up utterly batshit crazy, with a "Revenge Society" consisting of a toaster, a coffee mug, and a black patent leather Ferragamo pump.
** To top it all off the pump belonged to his ex, Dr. Girlfriend, who was by then Dr. Mrs. The Monarch.
** He gets better after Professor Impossible's FaceHeelTurn and the restoration of his missing limbs, returning to his season 2 personality and style. He then starts staffing the Revenge Society with actual supervillains (and some [[TerribleIntervieweesMontage D-list would-be fillers]]).
* Dick Dastardly throws a teary tantrum at the end
of the universe. Ben even offers ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' episode "Race Rally to surrender Raleigh" after failing to cross the Omnitrix finish line:
-->'''Dastardly:''' Oh, who wanted to win this old race, anyway? '''I DID!!! I WANTED TO WIN THE RACE!!! I ''NEVER'' GET TO WIN A RACE!!!'''
* While Nox in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' was always pretty crazy, he ''snaps'' near the end of episode 26 after [[spoiler: the Eliacube uses up all of the Wakfu he spent 200 years collecting in order to travel back in time to save his family -- and only goes back ''twenty minutes''.]] After a BigNo and angrily demanding answers from the Eliacube (which he actually believes can talk), Nox almost shuts down. His breakdown is reflected by the fate of his creations: bereft of the Eliacube's Wakfu, all of them shut down and fall apart. The ending credits of episode 26 [[spoiler: reveal that he was DrivenToSuicide. Granted, he wouldn't have lasted much longer anyway
without a fight if he gets the self destruct turned off and prevents Wakfu of the destruction of universe, Vilgax doesn't accept it because he wants revenge on Ben so greatly.Eliacube to sustain him.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "Sideshow Bob Roberts", Sideshow Bob is elected mayor and put on trial under the accusation that he rigged the election. Bart and Lisa drive him crazy by insisting that he was too stupid to rig the election and that his running mate, Barlow, was the real mastermind. Bob ultimately digs his own grave:
--->'''Bob:''' Only ''I'' could have executed such a masterpiece of electoral fraud! And I have the records to prove it! Here, just look at these ''(pulls out binders and floppy disks)'' each one a work of Machiavellian ''art!''\\
'''Judge:''' But why?\\
'''Bob:''' Because you ''need'' me, Springfield. Your guilty conscience may force you to vote Democratic, but deep down inside, you secretly long for a cold-hearted Republican to lower taxes, brutalize criminals, and rule you like a king. That's why I did this: to protect ''you'' from ''yourselves''. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a city to run.\\
'''Judge:''' Bailiffs, place the mayor under arrest.\\
'''Bob:''' What? Oh yes, all that stuff I did.
** There's also [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Russ Cargill]] in the Movie who, after the dome is destroyed, turns a shotgun on Homer. (He does manage to ''superficially'' keep his cool, only losing his dignity when [[spoiler: Maggie]] knocks him out.)
** Frank Grimes. At the end of his episode, Grimes actually goes crazy and starts running around the power plant doing very dangerous things, pretending that he's Homer Simpson, before finally touching several live electric wires and being electrocuted.
--->'''Grimes''': Extremely high voltage? Well, I don't need safety gloves 'cause I'm Homer Simp- [[KilledMidSentence (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)]]
* ''Music/{{Gorillaz}}'': Driven by greed and desperation, psychotic bassist Murdoc slowly became more unhinged with the Plastic Beach arc. He rants and raves aimlessly in his radio broadcasts and seems to be [[SanitySlippage loosing his grasp on reality,]] and he no longer bothers to hide his criminal activity and blatant abuse of his [[VitriolicBestBuds "friend"]] 2D. The 'villain' term might be a little iffy, as Murdoc's still more of a NominalHero than anything, but he's definitely got some decay going.
* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'': As Milo ruins his attempt to carry the crystal containing Kida to the surface, Rourke starts attacking him with an axe:
--> "I consider myself an even-tempered man; it takes a heck of a lot to get under my skin. But congratulations - you just won the solid gold kewpie doll!"
* XANA from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' has one at the end of an episode where he's trapped the gang in a virtual version of Earth with himself assuming the form of Jérémie. When the ''real'' Jérémie shows up, XANA has an extremely frightening breakdown because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood he cannot understand how Jérémie overcame his fear and entered the scanner because it's "not logical".]] It's also the only (canonical) time we hear him speak.
-->'''XANA''': [[VoiceOfTheLegion NOT]] [[LogicBomb LOGICAL!]] '''''[[HellIsThatNoise NOT]] [[OneWingedAngel LOGICAL!]]'''''
* In "Mortal Folly", The Lich from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' starts laughing insanely when Finn is on the verge of destroying him -- with a ''sweater'' no less.
** He snaps for good in "Escape From The Citadel," as he's [[spoiler:rebooted by the Guardian blood. He panics and starts screaming gibberish in an attempt to get it off, to no avail.]]
* WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck has one in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, "Duck! Rabbit! Duck!" after being shot by Elmer Fudd ''for the sixth time.''
-->'''Daffy:''' Shoot me again! I enjoy it! I love the smell of burnt feathers, and gunpowder, and cordite! I'm an elk! Shoot me, go on! It's elk season! I'm a fiddler crab! Why don't you shoot me?! It's fiddler crab season!!!
** Elmer Fudd gets one in another ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, "What's Opera, Doc?": when he realizes that he had been duped by WesternAnimation/BugsBunny disguised as Brunehilde, he lets loose with UnstoppableRage on the rabbit and summons the elements to help do him in.
-->'''Elmer:''' I'LL KILL THE WABBIT!!! AWISE, STORM! NORTH WIND BWOW! SOUTH WIND BWOW! TYPHOONS! HUWWICANES! EARTHQUAKES! '''SMOG!!!!'''
* Happens to [[spoiler: Miles Axlerod]] at the end of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]'' as a result of Mater exposing him as the villain behind the evil plot of the exploding race cars. He then goes crazy for a while before finally being forced to deactivate the TimeBomb he placed on the tow truck (it's voice activated, meaning that only he can turn it off properly) as a final attempt to kill him.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' to The Warden of the Internet in "Go Viral". After all her prisoners are freed, she flies into a psychotic rage, tearing herself out of the wall and going on a rampage.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Discord snaps when Fluttershy doesn't play along with his twisted mind games. He drops the FauxAffablyEvil act and just brainwashes her with a huffy "Arrevederci!" Later, he actually gets ''terrified'' when he realizes he's about to be hit with the Elements of Harmony. His FauxAffablyEvil act dissolves into fear as there's nothing he can do as the attack strikes him. Considering everything he'd done over the past two episodes has just effectively imploded right in front of him, this makes perfect sense.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2"]], Tirek is shocked that Twilight and her friends have magic again and finds himself completely overpowered by them.
** Starlight Glimmer might have the most vivid one. Normally a FauxAffablyEvil tyrant who runs on SugaryMalice and charisma, but once her plans fall apart, she becomes a MoodSwinger between the friendly and psychotic rage before finally settling purely on the latter. She's still stuck in it when she returns at the end of the fifth season, but really goes into it when Twilight drags her into the future and shows her a barren wasteland caused by trying to stop the Sonic Rainboom.
* [[AxCrazy Hexadecimal]] from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' plays this straight for about all of five seconds, and then immediately subverts it. Her Medusa Bug turns all of Mainframe to stone, and Bob points out that she has made the entire place calm and predictable. As Hex is the poster child of chaotic behavior, this causes her to panic.
-->'''Hexadecimal''': No! No! I must...I must stop it! Stop it all from going so very wrong! ''(Snaps fingers, undoes bug and walks off with a sly smile)''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "Sideshow Bob Roberts", Sideshow Bob is elected mayor and put on trial under the accusation that he rigged the election. Bart and Lisa drive him crazy by insisting that he was too stupid to rig the election and that his running mate, Barlow, was the real mastermind. Bob ultimately digs his own grave:
--->'''Bob:''' Only ''I'' could have executed such a masterpiece of electoral fraud! And I have the records to prove it! Here, just look at these ''(pulls out binders and floppy disks)'' each one a work of Machiavellian ''art!''\\
'''Judge:''' But why?\\
'''Bob:''' Because you ''need'' me, Springfield. Your guilty conscience may force you to vote Democratic, but deep down inside, you secretly long for a cold-hearted Republican to lower taxes, brutalize criminals, and rule you like a king. That's why I did this: to protect ''you'' from ''yourselves''. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a city to run.\\
'''Judge:''' Bailiffs, place the mayor under arrest.\\
'''Bob:''' What? Oh yes, all that stuff I did.
** There's also [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Russ Cargill]] in the Movie who, after the dome is destroyed, turns a shotgun on Homer. (He does manage to ''superficially'' keep his cool, only losing his dignity when [[spoiler: Maggie]] knocks him out.)
** Frank Grimes. At the end of his episode, Grimes actually goes crazy and starts running around the power plant doing very dangerous things, pretending that he's Homer Simpson, before finally touching several live electric wires and being electrocuted.
--->'''Grimes''': Extremely high voltage? Well, I don't need safety gloves 'cause I'm Homer Simp- [[KilledMidSentence (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)]]
* ''Music/{{Gorillaz}}'': Driven by greed and desperation, psychotic bassist Murdoc slowly became more unhinged with the Plastic Beach arc. He rants and raves aimlessly in his radio broadcasts and seems to be [[SanitySlippage loosing his grasp on reality,]] and he no longer bothers to hide his criminal activity and blatant abuse of his [[VitriolicBestBuds "friend"]] 2D. The 'villain' term might be a little iffy, as Murdoc's still more of a NominalHero than anything, but he's definitely got some decay going.
* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'': As Milo ruins his attempt to carry the crystal containing Kida to the surface, Rourke starts attacking him with an axe:
--> "I consider myself an even-tempered man; it takes a heck of a lot to get under my skin. But congratulations - you just won the solid gold kewpie doll!"
* XANA from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''
''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'': Miss Power has one at the end in "[[TheMovie The Rise of an episode where he's trapped the gang in a virtual version Miss Power]]" when [=WordGirl=] started to use nice words instead of Earth with himself assuming the form of Jérémie. When the ''real'' Jérémie shows up, XANA has an extremely frightening breakdown because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood he cannot understand how Jérémie overcame his fear mean ones, and entered the scanner because it's "not logical".]] It's also the only (canonical) time we hear him speak.
-->'''XANA''': [[VoiceOfTheLegion NOT]] [[LogicBomb LOGICAL!]] '''''[[HellIsThatNoise NOT]] [[OneWingedAngel LOGICAL!]]'''''
* In "Mortal Folly", The Lich from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''
she starts laughing insanely when Finn is on the verge of destroying him -- with a ''sweater'' no less.
** He snaps for good in "Escape From The Citadel," as he's [[spoiler:rebooted by the Guardian blood. He panics
to lose her power. She then begins to stutter that she never loses, and starts screaming gibberish in an attempt to get it off, to no avail.]]
* WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck
she flees Earth, so that she wouldn't be defeated.
** [[MadScientist Dr. Two-Brains]]
has one in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, "Duck! Rabbit! Duck!" after being shot by Elmer Fudd ''for the sixth time.''
-->'''Daffy:''' Shoot me again! I enjoy it! I love the smell of burnt feathers,
episode "[=WordGirl=] and gunpowder, and cordite! I'm an elk! Shoot me, go on! It's elk season! I'm a fiddler crab! Why don't you shoot me?! It's fiddler crab season!!!
** Elmer Fudd gets one in another ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, "What's Opera, Doc?":
Bobbleboy" when he realizes that he had been duped by WesternAnimation/BugsBunny disguised as Brunehilde, he lets loose with UnstoppableRage on the rabbit and summons the elements to help do him in.
-->'''Elmer:''' I'LL KILL THE WABBIT!!! AWISE, STORM! NORTH WIND BWOW! SOUTH WIND BWOW! TYPHOONS! HUWWICANES! EARTHQUAKES! '''SMOG!!!!'''
* Happens to [[spoiler: Miles Axlerod]] at the end of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]'' as a result of Mater exposing him as the villain behind the evil plot of the exploding race cars. He then goes crazy for a while before finally being forced to deactivate the TimeBomb he placed on the tow truck (it's voice activated, meaning that only he can turn it off properly) as a final attempt to kill him.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' to The Warden of the Internet in "Go Viral". After all her prisoners are freed, she flies into a psychotic rage, tearing herself out of the wall and going on a rampage.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Discord snaps when Fluttershy doesn't play along with his twisted mind games. He drops the FauxAffablyEvil act and just brainwashes her with a huffy "Arrevederci!" Later, he actually gets ''terrified'' when he realizes
he's about surrounded by bobblehead replicas of [=WordGirl=], and he starts to lose it at how many [=WordGirls=] there were.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'':
** Henry Peter Gyrich was always a little unhinged, but after years of being on the losing end of an on-and-off conflict with Professor Xavier, topped off by weeks of (offscreen) struggling with him to ratify the latest anti-mutant bill, he finally [[ChewingTheScenery cracks]] in the last episode. This turns out
to be hit with the Elements "dangerous" version, as in the space of Harmony. His FauxAffablyEvil act dissolves into fear as there's nothing a minute, he can do throws his whole reputation out the window to make things go very, very bad.
** This was deliberately induced in Graydon Creed. Throughout season 2, he's a SmugSnake bigot, leader of KKK expy "The Friends of Humanity" and displays no emotions beside contempt... until Wolverine shows up and recognizes Creed
as the attack strikes him. Considering everything he'd done over son of Sabretooth. Confronted by an image of his abusive father, Graydon falls to his knees, screaming and weeping about how he's "not like him" and how he's "normal" before grabbing a gun and ''shooting the past two episodes has just effectively imploded right in front of him, this makes perfect sense.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2"]], Tirek is shocked
hologram'', even though he knows it isn't real, howling that Twilight it isn't his father. Let's not even ''think'' about what Creed endured with Sabretooth as his dad, to provoke such a strong reaction. In his last appearance in the series, he's lost it, and her friends have magic again and finds his fellow [=FoH=] members are tired of his failures. They offer him one last chance to redeem himself completely overpowered by them.
** Starlight Glimmer might have the most vivid one. Normally a FauxAffablyEvil tyrant who runs on SugaryMalice
[[spoiler:ordering him to kill his mother Mystique and charisma, but once her plans fall apart, she becomes a MoodSwinger between the friendly and psychotic rage before finally settling purely on the latter. She's still stuck in it when she returns his brother Nightcrawler]]. When he messes ''that'' up, they punish him by leaving him at the end of the fifth season, but really goes into it when Twilight drags her into the future and shows her a barren wasteland caused by trying to stop the Sonic Rainboom.
* [[AxCrazy Hexadecimal]] from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' plays this straight for about all of five seconds, and then immediately subverts it. Her Medusa Bug turns all of Mainframe to stone, and Bob points out
''Sabretooth's doorstep''. The last that she has made is heard of Graydon Creed in the entire place calm series is his pitiful whimpering as his father grabs him and predictable. As Hex is the poster child of chaotic behavior, this causes her says "Come to panic.
-->'''Hexadecimal''': No! No! I must...I must stop it! Stop it all from going so very wrong! ''(Snaps fingers, undoes bug and walks off with a sly smile)''
papa..."
--->"YOU'RE NOT MY FATHER! YOU'RE NOT MY FATHER!!"



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' when Anya smashes Rasputin's SoulJar he completely loses it as his minions attack him.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'':
** Stinky Pete in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''. "'Fair'?! I'll tell ''you'' what's not fair: Spending a lifetime on a dime-store shelf watching every other toy be sold! Well, finally my waiting has paid off, and no hand-me-down cowboy doll is gonna mess it up for me now!"
** Lotso in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' is all smiles and unctuous charm, even after it's been revealed how nasty he is. Then, in their climactic confrontation, Woody brings up the subject of his previous owner, which gets Lotso increasingly riled until he finally screams "We're all just trash, waiting to be thrown away! THAT'S ALL A TOY IS!"
* The Big Bad Wolf in ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'', after his Fuller Brush Man disguise (or Jewish peddler disguise, depending on where you live in the world) fails. It also causes him to devolve back into an ordinary wolf.
-->'''Big Bad Wolf''': By the hair on your chinny-chin-chin, I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!
* In the ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' cartoon "WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath", Wallace's [[WhiteDwarfStarlet washed-up bread spokeswoman]] turned [[BlackWidow baker-killing love interest]], Piella Bakewell, apparently loses it after her plot to kill Wallace is foiled. She tries to fly away in the old Bake-O-Lite balloon, despite her growing too heavy to fly the balloon being the reason she was fired in the first place, and she babbles "They can't drop me, I'm the Bake-O-Lite Girl!" even as she descends into a pit of hungry crocodiles at the zoo, which is followed by the sound of Piella being eaten alive.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': The moment Jafar starts spewing out [[HurricaneOfPuns those horrific puns.]]
* [[WesternAnimation/WordGirl Miss Power]] has one in "[[TheMovie The Rise of Miss Power]]" when [=WordGirl=] started to use nice words instead of mean ones, and she starts to lose her power. She then begins to stutter that she never loses, and she flees Earth, so that she wouldn't be defeated.
** [[MadScientist Dr. Two-Brains]] has one in the episode "[=WordGirl=] and Bobbleboy" when he's surrounded by bobblehead replicas of [=WordGirl=], and he starts to lose it at how many [=WordGirls=] there were.
* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'': The Chief Blue Meanie has a breakdown following Max's zinger after the Beatles have sung life back into Pepperland:
-->'''Chief:''' (''calmly'') Hark...the hills are alive...\\
'''Max:''' (''sung'') With Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic...(''Chief clocks him'')\\
'''Chief:''' '''WHO??!! WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS??!!'''
** He'd later go into a spasm and be placated with "nasty medicine."
* Dick Dastardly throws a teary tantrum at the end of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' episode "Race Rally to Raleigh" after failing to cross the finish line:
-->'''Dastardly:''' Oh, who wanted to win this old race, anyway? '''I DID!!! I WANTED TO WIN THE RACE!!! I ''NEVER'' GET TO WIN A RACE!!!'''
* The Hooded Claw throws a tantrum at the end of ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' episode "The Treacherous Movie Lot Plot". He had been filming all of the perils to which he subjected Penelope and figured that if he can't have the Pitstop fortune, he'll make a fortune himself with the movie. One problem: He never loaded film into the camera.
* Cat R. Waul of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West'' starts out with all the grace and sophistication a VillainWithGoodPublicity needs. Even when the heroes come to take him down, he calmly sics his men on them. But once his trap has been exposed for all, this quickly gives way.
-->'''Cat R. Waul:''' Freeze, you miserable vermin! ''(starts shooting madly)''
* Justin Hammer in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' started out as an eccentric, amoral and corrupted, but relatively civil and calm villain. Over the course of the story, however, his insanity becomes more and more clear, as he displays AxCrazy and PsychoticManchild sides whenever he is having fun or when things don't go how he wanted. Eventually, "The Hammer Falls" involves him being blackmailed by a mysterious traitor; this causes him to go completely nuts, take down all his supervillain thugs out of paranoia, attempting to deliver a ZombieApocalypse on Manhattan and losing the little sanity he had left.
** Obidiah Stane experienced one as well when he found out who Iron Man really is.
* Clay in ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' has this in the third season, most notably in the episodes "Nature," "Sacrifice," "Nesting" and "Honor" which overlaps with his FreudianExcuse / AttentionWhore / OedipusComplex attitude.
* The various characters of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' tend to fly into a rage when things don't go as they planned, with Zim himself being by far the most prone; in the episode "A Room with a Moose", for example, when Dib manages to foil the Irken's diabolical plan to send his classmates into a wormhole, Zim completely loses it and wails, "NO! NOOO, THE MOOSE HAS FAILED ME!"
** This tendency, however, has been averted on the rare occasion: when another one of his plans (involving a robot copy of Dib and a monkey beating up the original), Zim screams "NOOO!!!" for a few seconds, but his anger peters out after a few seconds and he loses interest.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has a few:
** When cornered, Hakon turns on the Captain of the Guard, blaming him, and the two fight, falling off a cliff in the process.
** City of Stone has Demona breakdown and cry at the end of it when the Weird Sisters confront her with her actions [[spoiler: she gives the access code finish the heroes plan: Alone.]]
** Xanatos distinguishes himself as not having one, [[WebVideo/TheBlockBusterBuster he doesn't have a breaking point]], unlike all the other show's villains, as he can bounce back from his defeats while keeping a relatively cool head. The closest he got to one was when all of his plans, schemes, In-laws, allies, and his EnemyMine with the Gargoyles failed to stop Oberon, and even after that, he recovers enough to help work things out.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' Principal [=McVicker=] seems to be in a constant one thanks to the duo's antics. Two good examples are his panicked race towards the school gym when he finds out the Secret Service has allowed the duo to join other students in asking questions to then-President Bill Clinton and his ''heart attack'' in the original GrandFinale when it was revealed that the duo weren't dead at all.
* Many of the ghosts from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' went into fits of psychotic rage when they were defeated. One particular example is Karro Zans from the episode Ghostworld, who was driven insane by Egon Spengler outsmarting him and started using his powers to tear the amusement park he constructed apart and even growing to gigantic size while screaming "Prepare to die, Spengler!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Batman attempts to battle Equinox but realizes pure might won't save the day. Instead, he surrenders and makes him realize a crucial flaw in his plan to recreate time/space in perfect harmony: someone who isn't in perfect harmony can't make it. Equinox realizes that his hatred of the Lords of Order and Chaos outweight his desire for harmony and he realizes what he's doing is for nothing. He lets out a BigNo before Batman knocks him into his portal, shattering him into pieces and scattered throughout time/space.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
** [[BigBad Bill Cipher]] has one in his debut episode in which he tries to kill the gang after his plans are foiled. As Affably Evil as he is, he puts on the rage better than a lot of the series' other villains. [[spoiler:Subverted when he suddenly goes back to normal mid-battle and [[ILetYouWin lets them win]] with grace, deciding they'll be [[UnwittingPawn useful to him later]]]].
--->'''Bill Cipher''': Do you have any idea what I'm like [[VoiceOfTheLegion When]] [[OneWingedAngel I'm]] [[NightmareFace Mad!?]]
*** His biggest breakdown in the GrandFinale where [[spoiler:he increasingly loses his SmugSnake act and becomes enraged as he starts to get annoyed, it finally comes to a head when he's about to be erased, the powerful dream demon who caused hell for a number of episodes is reduced to [[VillainsWantMercy begging for his life]] as [[ShapeshifterSwanSong his body rapidly changes into broken forms]] before he's finally destroyed by Stan.]]
** Lil' Gideon also has one in the season 1 finale, where he [[spoiler: pilots a [[HumongousMecha giant robot]] in order to destoy the twins after realizing that the journal he took from Dipper was the wrong one]].
* Peridot has a few of these, [[PlayedForLaughs Played for Laughs]], in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', her [[SanitySlippage sanity slipping]] as the season progresses, to the point of repeatedly screaming the word "DIE!" while trying to blast the Gems with remote lasers. She eventually resorts to kidnapping Steven to try and get off Earth. After that fails, she just sits down and laughs sadly.
** From what little we've seen, Jasper seems to be undergoing this due to her individuality being worn away from [[spoiler:being forced to stay fused with Lapis]].
*** [[spoiler: After they unfused, Jasper is seen hunting down Lapis, trying to reform Malachite.]]
*** She had a massive breakdown at the end of ''Earthlings''. [[spoiler: She tried fusing with a Gem Monster, only to unfuse and become corrupted herself. As she's [[BodyHorror slowly corrupting]], she attacks Steven (who was trying to help her) and starts ranting about how every moment of her life was devoted to hating what Rose did, right before fully becoming a Gem Monster and then getting poofed.]]
** On a much lesser scale: [[spoiler:[[JerkAss Kevin]]]] has one in "Beach City Drift" after [[spoiler:he wins a street race versus [[FusionDance Stevonnie]]...only to have them be a GracefulLoser when he tries to [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating rub their face(s) in it]]]]. At the end—as [[spoiler:Stevonnie]] drives off with a [[IAmNotLeftHanded snarky parting shot]]—[[spoiler:Kevin]] is reduced to [[spoiler:squalling incoherently in their wake about their [[InsaneTrollLogic imagined "obsession" with him]] due to being incapable of taking [[{{Narcissist}} having someone paying attention to him, even through hate]].]]
* [[BigBad The Beast]] of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' fame spends almost the entirety of the miniseries [[SoftSpokenSadist deathly calm and collected]], only raising his voice off-camera to sing one of his bombastic songs. Then, when Wirt finally confronts him and [[spoiler:realizes that the lantern the Woodsman has been carrying around actually [[SoulJar harbors the Beast's soul]], he threatens to blow it out]], causing the Beast to do ''[[https://33.media.tumblr.com/9d8d90e09916a8fdd3c750f1d0f80ba0/tumblr_nfbdhdGg7c1tijn4go1_500.gif this]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
** Father had quite a fair few throughout the series. His last one in the series finale [[spoiler:after Numbuh 1 steals his pipe]] is a sight to behold.
** After his treachery is revealed in "Operation E.N.D.", Numbuh 274 (Chad Dickson) ''loses it'', [[MotiveRant ranting about how he had been running the KND years and wasn't going to have his legacy ruined by a bunch of]] "[[WhamLine snot-nosed brats]]", before taking Tommy hostage and setting the Moon Base for a direct course to the sun. As Numbuh 1 idly points out, he sounded ''just'' like a teenager. [[spoiler:Seasons later, however, revealed all of this to be an act]].
*** Chad has another one in "Operation T.R.E.A.T.Y." that lasts the entire episode. It begins to simmer when [[spoiler:Numbuh Infinity tells him that the GKND representative will be Numbuh 1 and not him]], gets worse when a ChainedHeat situation leaves him stuck with a very vitriolic Numbuh 1 (who is just about the last person he wants to see), and culminates in him fighting Nigel in a ''DuelToTheDeath'', screaming about how he's still the best there is, only to be defeated.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' when Anya smashes Rasputin's SoulJar he completely loses it as his minions attack him.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'':
** Stinky Pete in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''. "'Fair'?! I'll tell ''you'' what's not fair: Spending a lifetime on a dime-store shelf watching every other toy be sold! Well, finally my waiting has paid off, and no hand-me-down cowboy doll is gonna mess it up for me now!"
** Lotso in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' is all smiles and unctuous charm, even after it's been revealed how nasty he is. Then, in their climactic confrontation, Woody brings up the subject of his previous owner, which gets Lotso increasingly riled until he finally screams "We're all just trash, waiting to be thrown away! THAT'S ALL A TOY IS!"
* The Big Bad Wolf in ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'', after his Fuller Brush Man disguise (or Jewish peddler disguise, depending on where you live in the world) fails. It also causes him to devolve back into an ordinary wolf.
-->'''Big Bad Wolf''': By the hair on your chinny-chin-chin, I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!
* In the ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' cartoon "WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath", Wallace's [[WhiteDwarfStarlet washed-up bread spokeswoman]] turned [[BlackWidow baker-killing love interest]], Piella Bakewell, apparently loses it after her plot to kill Wallace is foiled. She tries to fly away in the old Bake-O-Lite balloon, despite her growing too heavy to fly the balloon being the reason she was fired in the first place, and she babbles "They can't drop me, I'm the Bake-O-Lite Girl!" even as she descends into a pit of hungry crocodiles at the zoo, which is followed by the sound of Piella being eaten alive.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': The moment Jafar starts spewing out [[HurricaneOfPuns those horrific puns.]]
* [[WesternAnimation/WordGirl Miss Power]] has one in "[[TheMovie The Rise of Miss Power]]" when [=WordGirl=] started to use nice words instead of mean ones, and she starts to lose her power. She then begins to stutter that she never loses, and she flees Earth, so that she wouldn't be defeated.
** [[MadScientist Dr. Two-Brains]] has one in the episode "[=WordGirl=] and Bobbleboy" when he's surrounded by bobblehead replicas of [=WordGirl=], and he starts to lose it at how many [=WordGirls=] there were.
* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'': The Chief Blue Meanie has a breakdown following Max's zinger after the Beatles have sung life back into Pepperland:
-->'''Chief:''' (''calmly'') Hark...the hills are alive...\\
'''Max:''' (''sung'') With Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic...(''Chief clocks him'')\\
'''Chief:''' '''WHO??!! WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS??!!'''
** He'd later go into a spasm and be placated with "nasty medicine."
* Dick Dastardly throws a teary tantrum at the end of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' episode "Race Rally to Raleigh" after failing to cross the finish line:
-->'''Dastardly:''' Oh, who wanted to win this old race, anyway? '''I DID!!! I WANTED TO WIN THE RACE!!! I ''NEVER'' GET TO WIN A RACE!!!'''
* The Hooded Claw throws a tantrum at the end of ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' episode "The Treacherous Movie Lot Plot". He had been filming all of the perils to which he subjected Penelope and figured that if he can't have the Pitstop fortune, he'll make a fortune himself with the movie. One problem: He never loaded film into the camera.
* Cat R. Waul of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West'' starts out with all the grace and sophistication a VillainWithGoodPublicity needs. Even when the heroes come to take him down, he calmly sics his men on them. But once his trap has been exposed for all, this quickly gives way.
-->'''Cat R. Waul:''' Freeze, you miserable vermin! ''(starts shooting madly)''
* Justin Hammer in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' started out as an eccentric, amoral and corrupted, but relatively civil and calm villain. Over the course of the story, however, his insanity becomes more and more clear, as he displays AxCrazy and PsychoticManchild sides whenever he is having fun or when things don't go how he wanted. Eventually, "The Hammer Falls" involves him being blackmailed by a mysterious traitor; this causes him to go completely nuts, take down all his supervillain thugs out of paranoia, attempting to deliver a ZombieApocalypse on Manhattan and losing the little sanity he had left.
** Obidiah Stane experienced one as well when he found out who Iron Man really is.
* Clay in ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' has this in the third season, most notably in the episodes "Nature," "Sacrifice," "Nesting" and "Honor" which overlaps with his FreudianExcuse / AttentionWhore / OedipusComplex attitude.
* The various characters of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' tend to fly into a rage when things don't go as they planned, with Zim himself being by far the most prone; in the episode "A Room with a Moose", for example, when Dib manages to foil the Irken's diabolical plan to send his classmates into a wormhole, Zim completely loses it and wails, "NO! NOOO, THE MOOSE HAS FAILED ME!"
** This tendency, however, has been averted on the rare occasion: when another one of his plans (involving a robot copy of Dib and a monkey beating up the original), Zim screams "NOOO!!!" for a few seconds, but his anger peters out after a few seconds and he loses interest.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has a few:
** When cornered, Hakon turns on the Captain of the Guard, blaming him, and the two fight, falling off a cliff in the process.
** City of Stone has Demona breakdown and cry at the end of it when the Weird Sisters confront her with her actions [[spoiler: she gives the access code finish the heroes plan: Alone.]]
** Xanatos distinguishes himself as not having one, [[WebVideo/TheBlockBusterBuster he doesn't have a breaking point]], unlike all the other show's villains, as he can bounce back from his defeats while keeping a relatively cool head. The closest he got to one was when all of his plans, schemes, In-laws, allies, and his EnemyMine with the Gargoyles failed to stop Oberon, and even after that, he recovers enough to help work things out.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' Principal [=McVicker=] seems to be in a constant one thanks to the duo's antics. Two good examples are his panicked race towards the school gym when he finds out the Secret Service has allowed the duo to join other students in asking questions to then-President Bill Clinton and his ''heart attack'' in the original GrandFinale when it was revealed that the duo weren't dead at all.
* Many of the ghosts from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' went into fits of psychotic rage when they were defeated. One particular example is Karro Zans from the episode Ghostworld, who was driven insane by Egon Spengler outsmarting him and started using his powers to tear the amusement park he constructed apart and even growing to gigantic size while screaming "Prepare to die, Spengler!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Batman attempts to battle Equinox but realizes pure might won't save the day. Instead, he surrenders and makes him realize a crucial flaw in his plan to recreate time/space in perfect harmony: someone who isn't in perfect harmony can't make it. Equinox realizes that his hatred of the Lords of Order and Chaos outweight his desire for harmony and he realizes what he's doing is for nothing. He lets out a BigNo before Batman knocks him into his portal, shattering him into pieces and scattered throughout time/space.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
** [[BigBad Bill Cipher]] has one in his debut episode in which he tries to kill the gang after his plans are foiled. As Affably Evil as he is, he puts on the rage better than a lot of the series' other villains. [[spoiler:Subverted when he suddenly goes back to normal mid-battle and [[ILetYouWin lets them win]] with grace, deciding they'll be [[UnwittingPawn useful to him later]]]].
--->'''Bill Cipher''': Do you have any idea what I'm like [[VoiceOfTheLegion When]] [[OneWingedAngel I'm]] [[NightmareFace Mad!?]]
*** His biggest breakdown in the GrandFinale where [[spoiler:he increasingly loses his SmugSnake act and becomes enraged as he starts to get annoyed, it finally comes to a head when he's about to be erased, the powerful dream demon who caused hell for a number of episodes is reduced to [[VillainsWantMercy begging for his life]] as [[ShapeshifterSwanSong his body rapidly changes into broken forms]] before he's finally destroyed by Stan.]]
** Lil' Gideon also has one in the season 1 finale, where he [[spoiler: pilots a [[HumongousMecha giant robot]] in order to destoy the twins after realizing that the journal he took from Dipper was the wrong one]].
* Peridot has a few of these, [[PlayedForLaughs Played for Laughs]], in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', her [[SanitySlippage sanity slipping]] as the season progresses, to the point of repeatedly screaming the word "DIE!" while trying to blast the Gems with remote lasers. She eventually resorts to kidnapping Steven to try and get off Earth. After that fails, she just sits down and laughs sadly.
** From what little we've seen, Jasper seems to be undergoing this due to her individuality being worn away from [[spoiler:being forced to stay fused with Lapis]].
*** [[spoiler: After they unfused, Jasper is seen hunting down Lapis, trying to reform Malachite.]]
*** She had a massive breakdown at the end of ''Earthlings''. [[spoiler: She tried fusing with a Gem Monster, only to unfuse and become corrupted herself. As she's [[BodyHorror slowly corrupting]], she attacks Steven (who was trying to help her) and starts ranting about how every moment of her life was devoted to hating what Rose did, right before fully becoming a Gem Monster and then getting poofed.]]
** On a much lesser scale: [[spoiler:[[JerkAss Kevin]]]] has one in "Beach City Drift" after [[spoiler:he wins a street race versus [[FusionDance Stevonnie]]...only to have them be a GracefulLoser when he tries to [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating rub their face(s) in it]]]]. At the end—as [[spoiler:Stevonnie]] drives off with a [[IAmNotLeftHanded snarky parting shot]]—[[spoiler:Kevin]] is reduced to [[spoiler:squalling incoherently in their wake about their [[InsaneTrollLogic imagined "obsession" with him]] due to being incapable of taking [[{{Narcissist}} having someone paying attention to him, even through hate]].]]
* [[BigBad The Beast]] of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' fame spends almost the entirety of the miniseries [[SoftSpokenSadist deathly calm and collected]], only raising his voice off-camera to sing one of his bombastic songs. Then, when Wirt finally confronts him and [[spoiler:realizes that the lantern the Woodsman has been carrying around actually [[SoulJar harbors the Beast's soul]], he threatens to blow it out]], causing the Beast to do ''[[https://33.media.tumblr.com/9d8d90e09916a8fdd3c750f1d0f80ba0/tumblr_nfbdhdGg7c1tijn4go1_500.gif this]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
** Father had quite a fair few throughout the series. His last one in the series finale [[spoiler:after Numbuh 1 steals his pipe]] is a sight to behold.
** After his treachery is revealed in "Operation E.N.D.", Numbuh 274 (Chad Dickson) ''loses it'', [[MotiveRant ranting about how he had been running the KND years and wasn't going to have his legacy ruined by a bunch of]] "[[WhamLine snot-nosed brats]]", before taking Tommy hostage and setting the Moon Base for a direct course to the sun. As Numbuh 1 idly points out, he sounded ''just'' like a teenager. [[spoiler:Seasons later, however, revealed all of this to be an act]].
*** Chad has another one in "Operation T.R.E.A.T.Y." that lasts the entire episode. It begins to simmer when [[spoiler:Numbuh Infinity tells him that the GKND representative will be Numbuh 1 and not him]], gets worse when a ChainedHeat situation leaves him stuck with a very vitriolic Numbuh 1 (who is just about the last person he wants to see), and culminates in him fighting Nigel in a ''DuelToTheDeath'', screaming about how he's still the best there is, only to be defeated.
21st Mar '17 3:02:48 AM Ryulong
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* [[AxCrazy Hexidecimal]] from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' plays this straight for about all of five seconds, and then immediately subverts it. Her Medusa Bug turns all of Mainframe to stone, and Bob points out that she has made the entire place calm and predictable. As Hex is the poster child of chaotic behavior, this causes her to panic.
-->'''Hexidecimal''': No! No! I must...I must stop it! Stop it all from going so very wrong! ''(Snaps fingers, undoes bug and walks off with a sly smile)''

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* [[AxCrazy Hexidecimal]] Hexadecimal]] from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' plays this straight for about all of five seconds, and then immediately subverts it. Her Medusa Bug turns all of Mainframe to stone, and Bob points out that she has made the entire place calm and predictable. As Hex is the poster child of chaotic behavior, this causes her to panic.
-->'''Hexidecimal''': -->'''Hexadecimal''': No! No! I must...I must stop it! Stop it all from going so very wrong! ''(Snaps fingers, undoes bug and walks off with a sly smile)''
22nd Dec '16 1:46:09 PM MurlocAggroB
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* Peridot has a few of these, [[PlayedForLaughs Played for Laughs]], in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', her [[SanitySlippage sanity slipping]] as the season progresses, to the point of repeatedly screaming the word "DIE!" while trying to blast the Gems with remote lasers.

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* Peridot has a few of these, [[PlayedForLaughs Played for Laughs]], in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', her [[SanitySlippage sanity slipping]] as the season progresses, to the point of repeatedly screaming the word "DIE!" while trying to blast the Gems with remote lasers. She eventually resorts to kidnapping Steven to try and get off Earth. After that fails, she just sits down and laughs sadly.


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*** [[spoiler: After they unfused, Jasper is seen hunting down Lapis, trying to reform Malachite.]]
*** She had a massive breakdown at the end of ''Earthlings''. [[spoiler: She tried fusing with a Gem Monster, only to unfuse and become corrupted herself. As she's [[BodyHorror slowly corrupting]], she attacks Steven (who was trying to help her) and starts ranting about how every moment of her life was devoted to hating what Rose did, right before fully becoming a Gem Monster and then getting poofed.]]
16th Dec '16 9:16:55 PM Nyame
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
** Father had quite a fair few throughout the series. His last one in the series finale [[spoiler:after Numbuh 1 steals his pipe]] is a sight to behold.
** After his treachery is revealed in "Operation E.N.D.", Numbuh 274 (Chad Dickson) ''loses it'', [[MotiveRant ranting about how he had been running the KND years and wasn't going to have his legacy ruined by a bunch of]] "[[WhamLine snot-nosed brats]]", before taking Tommy hostage and setting the Moon Base for a direct course to the sun. As Numbuh 1 idly points out, he sounded ''just'' like a teenager. [[spoiler:Seasons later, however, revealed all of this to be an act]].
*** Chad has another one in "Operation T.R.E.A.T.Y." that lasts the entire episode. It begins to simmer when [[spoiler:Numbuh Infinity tells him that the GKND representative will be Numbuh 1 and not him]], gets worse when a ChainedHeat situation leaves him stuck with a very vitriolic Numbuh 1 (who is just about the last person he wants to see), and culminates in him fighting Nigel in a ''DuelToTheDeath'', screaming about how he's still the best there is, only to be defeated.
29th Sep '16 7:06:41 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** [[MagnificentBastard Azula]] becomes progressively more unhinged (see pictures) throughout the GrandFinale, kicked off by [[spoiler:the betrayal of Mai and Ty Lee]]. She really starts going nuts when [[spoiler:her father Ozai promotes her to Fire Lord, only to name himself the ''Phoenix King'', effectively rendering her a [[PuppetKing Puppet Queen]]]], goes even farther when she fires her servants out of paranoia when she thinks they are plotting against her and [[spoiler:she hallucinates a conversation with her mother]], and climaxes after [[spoiler:Zuko and Katara interrupt her coronation and defeat her in an Agni Kai]]. Her last scene [[spoiler:is of her [[BrokenTears weeping, screaming, and writhing on the ground]]; chained, and pathetic. Zuko can only [[SympathyForTheDevil look on in pity]], while Katara can't even bear to watch]]. WordOfGod has stated (and it is later shown in the comics) that [[spoiler:she's now in a hospital and is supervised around the clock (not that it makes the breakdown any less disturbing to watch)]].

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** [[MagnificentBastard Azula]] becomes progressively more unhinged (see pictures) throughout the GrandFinale, kicked off by [[spoiler:the betrayal of Mai and Ty Lee]]. She really starts going nuts when [[spoiler:her father Ozai promotes her to Fire Lord, only to name himself the ''Phoenix King'', effectively rendering her a [[PuppetKing Puppet Queen]]]], goes even farther when she fires her servants out of paranoia when she thinks they are plotting against her and [[spoiler:she hallucinates a conversation with her mother]], and climaxes after [[spoiler:Zuko and Katara interrupt her coronation and defeat her in an Agni Kai]]. Her last scene [[spoiler:is of her [[BrokenTears weeping, screaming, and writhing on the ground]]; chained, and pathetic. Zuko can only [[SympathyForTheDevil look on in pity]], while Katara can't even bear to watch]]. WordOfGod has stated (and it is later shown in the sequel comics) that [[spoiler:she's now in a hospital and is supervised around the clock (not that it makes the breakdown any less disturbing to watch)]].
29th Sep '16 7:06:11 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** [[MagnificentBastard Azula]] becomes progressively more unhinged (see pictures) throughout the GrandFinale, kicked off by [[spoiler:the betrayal of Mai and Ty Lee]]. She really starts going nuts when [[spoiler:her father Ozai promotes her to Fire Lord, only to name himself the ''Phoenix King'', effectively rendering her a [[PuppetKing Puppet Queen]]]], goes even farther when she fires her servants out of paranoia when she thinks they are plotting against her and [[spoiler:she hallucinates a conversation with her mother]], and climaxes after [[spoiler:Zuko and Katara interrupt her coronation and defeat her in an Agni Kai]]. Her last scene [[spoiler:is of her [[BrokenTears weeping, screaming, and writhing on the ground]]; chained, and pathetic. Zuko can only [[SympathyForTheDevil look on in pity]], while Katara can't even bear to watch]]. WordOfGod has stated that [[spoiler:she's now in a hospital and is supervised around the clock (not that it makes the breakdown any less disturbing to watch)]].

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** [[MagnificentBastard Azula]] becomes progressively more unhinged (see pictures) throughout the GrandFinale, kicked off by [[spoiler:the betrayal of Mai and Ty Lee]]. She really starts going nuts when [[spoiler:her father Ozai promotes her to Fire Lord, only to name himself the ''Phoenix King'', effectively rendering her a [[PuppetKing Puppet Queen]]]], goes even farther when she fires her servants out of paranoia when she thinks they are plotting against her and [[spoiler:she hallucinates a conversation with her mother]], and climaxes after [[spoiler:Zuko and Katara interrupt her coronation and defeat her in an Agni Kai]]. Her last scene [[spoiler:is of her [[BrokenTears weeping, screaming, and writhing on the ground]]; chained, and pathetic. Zuko can only [[SympathyForTheDevil look on in pity]], while Katara can't even bear to watch]]. WordOfGod has stated (and it is later shown in the comics) that [[spoiler:she's now in a hospital and is supervised around the clock (not that it makes the breakdown any less disturbing to watch)]].
10th Aug '16 8:40:14 AM CaptainTedium
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** On a much lesser scale: [[spoiler:[[JerkAss Kevin]]]] has one in "Beach City Drift" after [[spoiler:he wins a street race versus [[FusionDance Stevonnie]]...only to have them be a GracefulLoser when he tries to [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating rub their face(s) in it]]]]. At the end—as [[spoiler:Stevonnie]] drives off with a [[IAmNotLeftHanded snarky parting shot]]—[[spoiler:Kevin]] is reduced to [[spoiler:squalling incoherently in their wake about their [[InsaneTrollLogic imagined "obsession" with him]] due to being incapable of taking [[TheNarcissist having someone paying attention to him, even through hate]].]]

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** On a much lesser scale: [[spoiler:[[JerkAss Kevin]]]] has one in "Beach City Drift" after [[spoiler:he wins a street race versus [[FusionDance Stevonnie]]...only to have them be a GracefulLoser when he tries to [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating rub their face(s) in it]]]]. At the end—as [[spoiler:Stevonnie]] drives off with a [[IAmNotLeftHanded snarky parting shot]]—[[spoiler:Kevin]] is reduced to [[spoiler:squalling incoherently in their wake about their [[InsaneTrollLogic imagined "obsession" with him]] due to being incapable of taking [[TheNarcissist [[{{Narcissist}} having someone paying attention to him, even through hate]].]]
24th Jul '16 5:30:01 PM Godzillawolf
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** On a much lesser scale: [[spoiler:[[JerkAss Kevin]]]] has one in "Beach City Drift" after [[spoiler:he wins a street race versus [[FusionDance Stevonnie]]...only to have them be a GracefulLoser when he tries to [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating rub their face(s) in it]]]]. At the end—as [[spoiler:Stevonnie]] drives off with a [[IAmNotLeftHanded snarky parting shot]]—[[spoiler:Kevin]] is reduced to [[spoiler:squalling incoherently in their wake about their [[InsaneTrollLogic imagined "obsession" with him]]]].

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** On a much lesser scale: [[spoiler:[[JerkAss Kevin]]]] has one in "Beach City Drift" after [[spoiler:he wins a street race versus [[FusionDance Stevonnie]]...only to have them be a GracefulLoser when he tries to [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating rub their face(s) in it]]]]. At the end—as [[spoiler:Stevonnie]] drives off with a [[IAmNotLeftHanded snarky parting shot]]—[[spoiler:Kevin]] is reduced to [[spoiler:squalling incoherently in their wake about their [[InsaneTrollLogic imagined "obsession" with him]]]].him]] due to being incapable of taking [[TheNarcissist having someone paying attention to him, even through hate]].]]
22nd Jul '16 7:15:05 PM FarseerLolotea
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* In the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', three of the four arc villains experience one.

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* In the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', three of the all four arc villains {{Arc Villain}}s experience one.these:
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