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12th Jul '17 5:48:48 AM blamperer
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** At the end of "Going Out with a Bang", a sparkle of a firework lands on Cuddles's eye and starts ''melting in''.
23rd Jun '17 9:07:57 PM Kuruni
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* DiesWideOpen: Most of the deaths are this.

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23rd Jun '17 1:16:40 PM nybiker1
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* DiesWideOpen: Most of the deaths are this.
2nd Jun '17 10:15:35 PM stuffedninja
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* NightmareFace: Fliqpy's SlasherSmile and demented, always-fully-open eyes that remain pasted to his face. In this example, it's more of a "nightmare partial-lack-of-face"; the lovely GrossUpCloseUp we receive after Fliqpy ''cuts out a chunk of Toothy's face'' in "Party Animal".

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* NightmareFace: NightmareFace:
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Fliqpy's SlasherSmile and demented, always-fully-open eyes that remain pasted to his face. face.
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In this example, it's more of a "nightmare partial-lack-of-face"; the lovely GrossUpCloseUp we receive after Fliqpy ''cuts out a chunk of Toothy's face'' in "Party Animal".Animal".
** What's left of Petunia's face after being slammed onto a hot grill by Fliqpy in "Flippin' Burgers".



* NothingIsScarier:
** Sometimes employed for an extra disturbing effect, such as the idol of ''"Treasure Those Idol Moments"'' appearing in Lumpy's car after it has caused every other character in contact with it to die horribly. The scene goes black after doing a closeup on the idol in the backseat, with the sound of an unseen car crash.

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* NothingIsScarier:
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NothingIsScarier: Sometimes employed for an extra disturbing effect, such as the effect.
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idol of ''"Treasure Those Idol Moments"'' appearing in Lumpy's car after it has caused every other character in contact with it to die horribly. The scene goes black after doing a closeup on the idol in the backseat, with the sound of an unseen car crash.



** "Keeping It Real" ends with Evil Flippy sneaking up on Lumpy while he's sitting on a chair. Cue IrisOut, followed by something which sounds like impalement.

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** "Keeping "Keepin' It Real" Reel" ends with Evil Flippy Fliqpy sneaking up on Lumpy while he's sitting on a chair. Cue IrisOut, followed by something which sounds like impalement.
28th May '17 10:06:26 AM TomServo3000
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* HumiliationConga:
** Sniffles, whenever he encounters the ants.
** Splendid gets one in "Gems the Breaks".
** Fliqpy's failed attempts at killing Lumpy in "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow".

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* HumiliationConga:
** Sniffles, whenever he encounters the ants.
** Splendid gets one in "Gems the Breaks".
** Fliqpy's failed attempts at killing Lumpy in "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow".
HumiliationConga: If a character doesn't die right away, you can expect them to have these.
26th May '17 4:35:32 AM Rorosilky5
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[[caption-width-right:350:From top to bottom: [[FearlessInfant Cub]], [[HumanPopsicle Cro-Marmot]], [[BumblingDad Pop]], [[RascallyRaccoon Lifty and Shifty]], [[TheCameo Truffles]], [[CasanovaWannabe Disco Bear]], [[TheDitz Lumpy]], [[IronicName Handy]], [[TheSmartGuy Sniffles]], [[TheSpeechless Mime]], [[{{Pirate}} Russell]], [[ProperlyParanoid Flaky]], [[{{Yandere}} Mr. Pickles]], [[BlindMistake The Mole]], [[ShellShockedVeteran Flippy]], [[SeriesMascot Cuddles]], [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Lammy]], [[SweetTooth Nutty]], [[TheEveryman Toothy]] and [[GranolaGirl Giggles]]. (Not pictured: [[FailureHero Splendid]], [[SuperOCD Petunia]]).]]


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[[caption-width-right:350:From top to bottom: [[FearlessInfant Cub]], [[HumanPopsicle Cro-Marmot]], [[BumblingDad Pop]], [[RascallyRaccoon Lifty and Shifty]], [[TheCameo Truffles]], [[CasanovaWannabe Disco Bear]], [[TheDitz Lumpy]], [[IronicName Handy]], [[TheSmartGuy Sniffles]], [[TheSpeechless Mime]], [[{{Pirate}} Russell]], [[ProperlyParanoid Flaky]], [[{{Yandere}} Mr. Pickles]], [[BlindMistake The Mole]], [[ShellShockedVeteran Flippy]], [[SeriesMascot Cuddles]], [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Lammy]], [[SweetTooth Nutty]], [[TheEveryman Toothy]] and [[GranolaGirl Giggles]]. (Not pictured: [[FailureHero Splendid]], Splendid]] and [[SuperOCD Petunia]]).]]

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17th May '17 6:20:34 PM Pichu-kun
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* AnAesop: If the series has any fairly consistent aesop, it's household safety. It's quite impossible for parents to claim that the shorts set a bad example for small children, since many of the deaths involve accidents caused by playing with kitchen tools, matches, and the old favorite, not turning something off at the plug. Alternatively, the characters make very certain to turn things off, and it's something else that causes the accident.

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* AnAesop: AnAesop:
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If the series has any fairly consistent aesop, it's household safety. It's quite impossible for parents to claim that the shorts set a bad example for small children, since many of the deaths involve accidents caused by playing with kitchen tools, matches, and the old favorite, not turning something off at the plug. Alternatively, the characters make very certain to turn things off, and it's something else that causes the accident.



* ArtShift: During the height of the show's popularity, Mondo created the KA-POW! series. Basically, they're just Happy Tree Friends shorts made in different art styles. They include "Three Courses of Death", "Books of Fury", and "Enter the Garden," starring Buddhist Monkey, a [[ShowWithinAShow film character]] in the HTF universe; "Splendid's S-S-S-S-Super Squad"; "Operation Tiger Bomb", an origin story for Fliqpy; and "Mole in the City". The Lumpy short "Ski Patrol" also has a different art style, but isn't considered a KA-POW! episode.

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* ArtShift: ArtShift:
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During the height of the show's popularity, Mondo created the KA-POW! ''KA-POW!'' series. Basically, they're just Happy ''Happy Tree Friends Friends'' shorts made in different art styles. They include "Three Courses of Death", "Books of Fury", and "Enter the Garden," starring Buddhist Monkey, a [[ShowWithinAShow film character]] in the HTF universe; "Splendid's S-S-S-S-Super Squad"; "Operation Tiger Bomb", an origin story for Fliqpy; and "Mole in the City". The Lumpy short "Ski Patrol" also has a different art style, but isn't considered a KA-POW! episode.



* BaitAndSwitch: The reason why ''Random Acts of Silence'' dragged out for several minutes until Flippy finally flipped out, despite being provoked with war-reminding sounds repeatedly.

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* BaitAndSwitch: BaitAndSwitch:
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The reason why ''Random Acts of Silence'' dragged out for several minutes until Flippy finally flipped out, despite being provoked with war-reminding sounds repeatedly.



* BearsAreBadNews: Flippy plays with this trope, and when it ''is'' worse, that's an {{understatement}}.

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* BearsAreBadNews: BearsAreBadNews:
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Flippy plays with this trope, and when it ''is'' worse, that's an {{understatement}}.



* BehindTheBlack: Cro-Marmot can only move when off camera.

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* BehindTheBlack: BehindTheBlack:
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Cro-Marmot can only move when off camera.



* BerserkButton: Don't do ''anything'' that reminds Flippy of the war...which happens to be a lot of things, making it more of a berserk minefield.
** Subverted in ''Without a Hitch''. Flaky is hugely paranoid that Flippy will go insane and kill her, with three imagined deaths shown. He actually doesn't do anything bad at all. Consequently, she stabs him in the eye and he gets run over by a truck...

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Don't do ''anything'' that reminds Flippy of the war...which happens to be a lot of things, making it more of a berserk minefield.
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minefield. Subverted in ''Without a Hitch''. Flaky is hugely paranoid that Flippy will go insane and kill her, with three imagined deaths shown. He actually doesn't do anything bad at all. Consequently, she stabs him in the eye and he gets run over by a truck...



** Flippy is normally one of the nicest characters on the show, but once you [[BerserkButton remind him of the war]], he'll become the [[AxCrazy psychopathic murderer Fliqpy.]]
*** Even ''Good'' Flippy gets this sometimes - he's one of the only characters that have killed someone for ''revenge''.

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** Flippy is normally one of the nicest characters on the show, but once you [[BerserkButton remind him of the war]], he'll become the [[AxCrazy psychopathic murderer Fliqpy.]]
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]] Even ''Good'' Flippy gets this sometimes - he's one of the only characters that have killed someone for ''revenge''.



* BigNo: Splendid when he discovers his bread is burnt in ''Better Off Bread''.

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* BigNo: BigNo:
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Splendid when he discovers his bread is burnt in ''Better Off Bread''.



* BolivianArmyEnding: Subverted by accident. "Happy Trails - Part 1" was ''supposed'' to be this. At the time, they thought it would be the last ever episode of ''Happy Tree Friends'', and at the end of the episode, the bus falls off of the cliff, with the words "To be continued." However, they ended up creating more episodes, the first of which resolved the cliffhanger.

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* BolivianArmyEnding: BolivianArmyEnding:
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Subverted by accident. "Happy Trails - Part 1" was ''supposed'' to be this. At the time, they thought it would be the last ever episode of ''Happy Tree Friends'', and at the end of the episode, the bus falls off of the cliff, with the words "To be continued." However, they ended up creating more episodes, the first of which resolved the cliffhanger.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Giggles' Mom only appears in one episode and is never seen again afterwards.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
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Giggles' Mom only appears in one episode and is never seen again afterwards.



* ColdBloodedTorture: Whenever there's an episode with Sniffles and the ants.

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* ColdBloodedTorture: ColdBloodedTorture:
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Whenever there's an episode with Sniffles and the ants.



* ComedicSociopathy: Plenty of it. The characters' disregard for one another's safety is astonishing, though they might just be too dim to realize what they're doing to each other, seeing as they react with plenty enough horror when confronted with another dead character.

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* ComedicSociopathy: ComedicSociopathy:
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Plenty of it. The characters' disregard for one another's safety is astonishing, though they might just be too dim to realize what they're doing to each other, seeing as they react with plenty enough horror when confronted with another dead character.



* DeadpanSnarker: The guy who writes the blurbs in the special remastered HD episodes of Happy Tree Friends.
** "The safest place during a fire is in the elevator... in another building."
* DemotedToExtra: Mime and Lifty & Shifty haven't had much importance after the TV series.
** They haven't had much luck in the fourth season either. And not just them; Nutty, Pop & Cub, Flaky, Toothy, Cuddles, Handy and Lammy's appearances have become rare also. Subverted with the likes of Cro-Marmot, Splendid and Flippy, though, as they have had sporadic appearances since the beginning.

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* DeadpanSnarker: The guy who writes the blurbs in the special remastered HD episodes of Happy ''Happy Tree Friends.
** "The
Friends''.
-->"The
safest place during a fire is in the elevator... in another building."
* DemotedToExtra: Mime and Lifty & Shifty haven't had much importance after the TV series. They haven't had much luck in the fourth season either.
** They haven't had much luck in the fourth season either. And not Not just them; Nutty, Pop & Cub, Flaky, Toothy, Cuddles, Handy and Lammy's appearances have become rare also. Subverted with the likes of Cro-Marmot, Splendid and Flippy, though, as they have had sporadic appearances since the beginning.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The television show was sometimes advertised as "Happy Tree Friends and Friends", due to the fact that in some countries, other shows aired along with Happy Tree Friends.

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* DeathOfAChild: Pop and Cub's gimmick is mainly that Pop is not a competent parent and his negligence constantly costs the life of Cub, and sometimes of himself, in very gruesome ways as is the norm for ''Happy Tree Friends'' episodes. Examples include when he tries to wash him in the sink and accidentally scalds his lower half, then slices him up below the waist in the garbage disposal and when he is cutting the hedge and accidentally slices the top part of his head off.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The television show was sometimes advertised as "Happy Tree Friends and Friends", due to the fact that in some countries, other shows aired along with Happy ''Happy Tree Friends.Friends''.



* DoubleSubversion: An example occurs in "Home Is Where the Hurt Is". Handy looks like he's about to pierce his foot on a nail, but moves his foot away from it... just in time to knock the board loose and drive the nail through his skull.

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* DoubleSubversion: DoubleSubversion:
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An example occurs in "Home Is Where the Hurt Is". Handy looks like he's about to pierce his foot on a nail, but moves his foot away from it... just in time to knock the board loose and drive the nail through his skull.



* DeathOfAChild: Pop and Cub's gimmick is mainly that Pop is not a competent parent and his negligence constantly costs the life of Cub, and sometimes of himself, in very gruesome ways as is the norm for ''Happy Tree Friends'' episodes. Examples include when he tries to wash him in the sink and accidentally scalds his lower half, then slices him up below the waist in the garbage disposal and when he is cutting the hedge and accidentally slices the top part of his head off.



* JerkAss: Lumpy at times, such as "We're Scrooged", where he's willing to let Toothy die just so he can sell his body parts.

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* JerkAss: JerkAss:
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Lumpy at times, such as "We're Scrooged", where he's willing to let Toothy die just so he can sell his body parts.



** Lifty and Shifty probably qualify the most. They have no problem stealing from others and even hurting them. In a couple of episodes, Shifty will kill Lifty to save himself.

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** Lifty and Shifty probably qualify the most. They have no problem stealing from others and even hurting them. In a couple of episodes, [[SiblingMurder Shifty will kill Lifty Lifty]] to save himself.



* LethallyStupid: Lumpy. Good god Lumpy. Remove this Lethal Moron from the show, and the death count will drop by half.

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* LethallyStupid: LethallyStupid:
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Lumpy. Good god Lumpy. Remove this Lethal Moron from the show, and the death count will drop by half.



* MadeOfIron: Cro-Marmot, Flippy, Splendid, and Lumpy seem to be able to survive situations and wounds that would kill a normal tree friend (due to being entrapped in ice, serving in the military and being a FlyingBrick, respectively), making their deaths among the more gruesome ones in the show. In Lumpy's case, he is the tallest of the main cast, and with the exceptions of Splendid and possibly Evil Flippy, he is the strongest. In cases where Lumpy does not die immediately, he ends up getting injured.

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* MadeOfIron: MadeOfIron:
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Cro-Marmot, Flippy, Splendid, and Lumpy seem to be able to survive situations and wounds that would kill a normal tree friend (due to being entrapped in ice, serving in the military and being a FlyingBrick, respectively), making their deaths among the more gruesome ones in the show. In Lumpy's case, he is the tallest of the main cast, and with the exceptions of Splendid and possibly Evil Flippy, he is the strongest. In cases where Lumpy does not die immediately, he ends up getting injured.



* NightmareFace: Fliqpy's SlasherSmile and demented, always-fully-open eyes that remain pasted to his face.
** In this example, it's more of a "nightmare partial-lack-of-face"; the lovely GrossUpCloseUp we receive after Fliqpy ''cuts out a chunk of Toothy's face'' in "Party Animal".

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* NightmareFace: Fliqpy's SlasherSmile and demented, always-fully-open eyes that remain pasted to his face.
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face. In this example, it's more of a "nightmare partial-lack-of-face"; the lovely GrossUpCloseUp we receive after Fliqpy ''cuts out a chunk of Toothy's face'' in "Party Animal".



* NothingIsScarier: Sometimes employed for an extra disturbing effect, such as the idol of ''"Treasure Those Idol Moments"'' appearing in Lumpy's car after it has caused every other character in contact with it to die horribly. The scene goes black after doing a closeup on the idol in the backseat, with the sound of an unseen car crash.

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* NothingIsScarier: NothingIsScarier:
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Sometimes employed for an extra disturbing effect, such as the idol of ''"Treasure Those Idol Moments"'' appearing in Lumpy's car after it has caused every other character in contact with it to die horribly. The scene goes black after doing a closeup on the idol in the backseat, with the sound of an unseen car crash.



* OnlySaneMan: Flaky. Considering that, in the world of HTF, pretty much everything can and will kill you, Flaky is right to be scared all the time.

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
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Flaky. Considering that, in the world of HTF, ''HTF'', pretty much everything can and will kill you, Flaky is right to be scared all the time.



* PieEyed:Almost every character has these.

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* PieEyed:Almost PieEyed: Almost every character has these.



* RealityEnsues: Anytime someone is killed by something that would do the exact same thing in real life.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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Anytime someone is killed by something that would do the exact same thing in real life.



* SeldomSeenSpecies: Cro-Marmot, who could possibly be the only fiction marmot in cartoon history (gophers are more common, though). Note that he never displays any marmot-like behavior. Or any behavior, for that matter.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: SeldomSeenSpecies:
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Cro-Marmot, who could possibly be the only fiction marmot in cartoon history (gophers are more common, though). Note that he never displays any marmot-like behavior. Or any behavior, for that matter.



* ThemeTuneCameo: The cast sings part of it in "A to Zoo."

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* ThemeTuneCameo: ThemeTuneCameo:
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The cast sings part of it in "A to Zoo."


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* WorldOfMammals: The characters are mainly woodland mammals.
28th Apr '17 9:20:00 PM Kuruni
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Flippy, Lumpy, Handy and Sniffles killed Flaky in a gruesome way [[GoryDiscretionShot off-screen]] just because she stung a hole in the raft.
** To be fair, her doing so led to the deaths of Lifty and Shifty and it was (until they built the rocket) their only escape. [[TooDumbToLive Being a porcupine, she should have seen this coming]].
28th Apr '17 12:15:14 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[ShipSinking Flippy]], Lumpy, Handy and Sniffles killed Flaky in a gruesome way [[GoryDiscretionShot off-screen]] just because she stung a hole in the raft.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[ShipSinking Flippy]], Flippy, Lumpy, Handy and Sniffles killed Flaky in a gruesome way [[GoryDiscretionShot off-screen]] just because she stung a hole in the raft.
27th Apr '17 9:12:17 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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** As of Season 4, Flaky, Mime, and Splendid are all absent.



* ColdBloodedTorture: Whenever there's an episode with Sniffles and the ants. (shiver)

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Whenever there's an episode with Sniffles and the ants. (shiver)
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