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* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', Chris is legendary for being a sadistic asshole, but when Heather reads Gwen's diary aloud on national television, even he is genuinely disgusted with her, to the point where he actually refrains from mocking the guy who's been eliminated simply because Heather deserves it more. Also, he's just fine with destroying an entire ancient city in a challenge, but won't dismember priceless statues since they are, well, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment priceless]]. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Too bad Chef didn't know that]]. Additionally while he has no sympathy torturing the cast of players in the challenges, when the cast is caught in a sinking submarine that could drown them all, he becomes panicked and horrified that Chef will not save them [[spoiler: [[FreudianExcuse after DJ quits the competition for being persuaded by Chef to cheat]]]].
** But even Chris wouldn't feed his interns [[spoiler: the sundae that Courtney made in All-Stars because it was covered in charred chocolate and bird poop]].
** Chris loves it when tension stirs between competitors, but he made it quite clear he was not pleased by how Sky rejected Dave
-->(Sky is shocked she's in the bottom 2)
-->Chris: Don't look so shocked Sky. The way you talked to Dave after the pre-challenge was pretty much like watching someone hoof a small kitten in the nards.
** Even Sugar agreed with him
** Also Duncan, who is a lot less jerkish when compared to Heather.
-->'''Heather''': "Like you're such a team player, all you do is go around scaring the crap out of everyone."
-->'''Duncan''': "At least I'm ''straight'' with people."
** This changes in ''World Tour'' when she is compared with Alejandro. As she puts it:
--> '''Heather:''' "Even I'm not ''that'' ruthless!"
** And Alejandro when compared with season 3 Chris.
--> '''Alejandro:''' "You are pure ''evil!''"
** And then came [[EvilerThanThou Mal]].
--> '''Alejandro:''' "Mal does not belong in juvie... he belongs in ''jail''!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' {{OVA}} ''The Beast with a Billion Backs'', Bender makes a deal with the Robot Devil in exchange for his "firstborn son". As the Robot Devil cackles wickedly over the torturous dilemma he thinks he's wrought, Bender immediately says, "Just a sec!", reunites with his robot son in a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, which stops immediately when Bender brings his son back and punts him through the plate glass of the Robot Devil's office into a lava pit below. In a surprised tone the Robot Devil replies, "Wow, that was pretty brutal even by ''my'' standards."
-->'''Bender:''' [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments No backsies!]]
** Unlike most instances of this trope, however, The Robot Devil sounds more ''impressed'' than disgusted.
** In ''When Aliens Attack'', long-runner {{Jerkass}} DirtyCoward Zapp Branningan gladly agrees to send thousands on a suicide mission against invading aliens. When President Mc Neal insists on wanting to sacrifice the entire planet just to save his own hide, Zapp is the one that beats him up and delivers him to the invaders.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
** In an episode, the Delightful Children from Down the Lane team up with Sector V and turn on against their "Father" after he made a plan for children to eat broccoli because even they despised broccoli.
** In another episode, Sector V battles against a giant white asparagus in a sea of asparagus. At the end of the episode Captain Stickybeard fires his bubblegum cannons at it. He then states that he and the KND are still enemies, but he'd rather team up than let children eat vegetables (or be eaten by a vegetable).
** Also in ''WesternAnimation/OperationZERO'', Father [[EnemyMine teamed up with his brother]] [[spoiler:Nigel's father and Numbuh Zero]] to face against [[BiggerBad their dad,]] but [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere immediately gave up and decided to binge on ice cream.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'', Jumba is about to snipe Stitch at the local kennel when Pleakly points out that Lilo, who just bought Stitch as a pet, is part of the mosquito food chain. He might not care about the mosquito part, but Jumba is not pleased at the implications. Jumba, remember, is the MadScientist who specifically ''created'' Stitch as an agent of destruction and chaos.
--> '''Jumba''': Using that little girl for a ''shield''! '''THIS IS LOW EVEN FOR YOU!!!'''
--> [Stitch moons him in response.]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'' episode "The Case of the Lowest Crime", Big Boss rejects a distribution agreement from Addictum, a drug dealer. He throws him out, and lectures his cronies about how the amount of hell they'd catch if he catches them doing drugs. He goes further than this when he and his gang assists the titular cops into an uneasy truce for the sake of bringing Addictum to justice, after his nephew accidentally becomes poisoned by the drugs in a shipment heist gone wrong.
--> '''Big Boss''': Shaddap! In my time, I've committed many crimes. I wanna make money in the worst way. But drugs is where I draw the line, creep! DRUGS KILL! Buttons!
--> '''Buttons''': Yes, Sir
--> '''Big Boss''': Take this piece of human scum and throw it out!
--> '''Buttons''': Yes, Sir.
--> '''Big Boss''': Oh, and Buttons?
--> '''Buttons''': Yes, Sir.
--> '''Big Boss''': See that he lands in something as filthy as he is!
--> '''Buttons''': Yes, Sir.
--> '''Addictum''': Hey, take it easy!
--> [Buttons leaves, dragging Addictum behind him like a sack of potatoes]
--> '''Big Boss''': And just for the record, don't let me catch any of you lamebrains messing with drugs!
--> '''Berzerko''': Aw c'mon Uncle! I may be a lamebrain, but I ain't stupid!
--> '''Big Boss''': Good. Now, let's get back to getting money the old fashioned way - by stealing it!
* A rather ridiculous one is Cobra's opposition to selling drugs in ''GIJoe''. Since Cobra is a terrorist group, it would be expected in real life that narcotics were a major source of revenue. (The writers at least make an attempt at justifying the G.I. Joe/Cobra [[EnemyMine temporary alliance]] against a drug lord; a high-level Cobra officer has a [[ItsPersonal personal grudge]] against said drug lord, and he gets Cobra Commander's support by explaining that they would be able to steal a large amount of money from the defeated drug lord's headquarters.)
** The recent comic book revival actually made said drug lord to actually ''be'' a member of Cobra, in charge of their drug-running operations. It's a lot more plausible than the cartoon, obviously (especially considering that comics!Cobra is much more ruthless and competent).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** "Steal This Episode," from Season 25: The inmates on the prison bus find out why Homer was being jailed: movie piracy. Several of the inmates are outraged, claiming his crime to be worse than bank robbery or drug trafficking, and beat him down (much like inmates supposedly do in real life to child sex offenders).
** Parodied in "Who Shot Mr. Burns", though not so much evil as a doormat to an evil character, (though some may argue that is an implicit evil) Smithers refuses to help [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr. Burns]] in his plan to block sunlight from reaching Springfield. He later states that Burns had "crossed the line between everyday corporate villainy and cartoon supervillainy."
-->'''Burns''': Imagine it, Smithers. Electric lights and heaters running all day long.
-->'''Smithers''': But sir! Every plant and tree will die! Owls will deafen us with incessant hooting! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking The town's sundial]] [[ChekhovsGun will be useless!]] I don't want any part of this project, it's unconscionably fiendish.
-->'''Burns''': I will not tolerate this insubordination! There has been a shocking decline in the quantity and quality of your toadying, Waylon, and you will fall into line, NOW!
-->'''Smithers''': No Monty, I won't. Not until you step back from the brink of insanity.
-->'''Burns''': I will do no such thing. You're fired.
** Smithers does something similar earlier on: He deliberately goes behind Mr. Burns' back to help Bart and Lisa Simpson get Sideshow Bob ousted from the Mayor's office in a similar fashion to Deep Throat during the Watergate Scandal. His reasons imply that he simply could not support Sideshow Bob's political leaning due to it conflicting with the gay lifestyle (considering what he himself is implied to be, it really isn't that surprising).
** Oddly, even Mr. Burn got one in "Homer vs. Dignity." After paying Homer to throw pudding at Lenny (even though he's a war hero), Homer throws one at Carl, causing Burns to exclaim in horror: "What are you doing, man?! That's ''Carl''!"
** Call it Early-Installment Weirdness or Flanderization or whatever, but in "The Telltale Head", Burns actually cries at the sight of the headless statue of Jebediah Springfield and joins the angry mob in retaliation.
** Burns also seems to despise the [[AmoralAttorney Amoral Attorneys]] he employs as a legal team, as evidenced by how he yells at them in "Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes":
-->'''Burns:''' Now before we begin, let me make one thing clear for you. I want your legal advice. I even pay for it. But to me you're all vipers! You live on personal injuries, you live on divorces, you live on pain and misery! I-- ''(calms down)'' Oh, but I'm rambling. Would anyone like some coffee?
-->'''Blue Haired Lawyer:''' Yes, I would like some coffee.
-->'''Burns:''' Want it black, don't you? Black like your heart? It's so hard for me to listen to you, I hate you all so much! ''(pause again}'' I'm sorry, it's my problem, I'll deal with it.
** Also, in the episode "Homer Simpson in: Kidney Trouble", Homer tells a ship of lost souls how he [[spoiler: abandoned his father to die after refusing to give him a kidney]], which makes everyone angry and disgusted at him, including a Frenchman who stole his accordion (actually a concertina) from a blind monkey.
** Despite his history of armed robbery and burglary, Snake drew the line at a telemarketing scam. "I don't like bothering people at home!". In a separate episode, he apologizes for wasting the Simpsons' time when he realizes the $100 bill they'd found wasn't his.
** Nelson constantly shows shades of this, in one case beating up Bart for wasting Mrs. Krabappel's time in class.
*** He also avoids punching kids in the face on school picture day.
*** He also comforts Milhouse after his parents divorce, because that's a problem he can relate too. (Although later episodes seem to [[DependingOnTheWriter disagree on the marital status of Nelson's parents.]]
*** Also, Nelson in one of the Halloween episodes (specifically the one that parodies ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown) is shown to have little to no tolerance against racism, as he tries to save the student body from a rampaging [[strike: Great]] Grand Pumpkin (long story short, he got angered when he learns that they kill pumpkins to make stuff like pumpkin pie or jack-o'-lanterns) by holding a yellow pumpkin hostage. The Great Pumpkin scoffs that killing a yellow pumpkin would be a waste of time as he hates them. Nelson calls the Grand Pumpkin a racist and adds "I would rather die than hate!" before getting eaten.
** Don Vittorio, Fat Tony's boss, refuses to kill Krusty because, "To murder a funny man of such genius would be a crime."
** Despite being Satan in a 10 year old body, Bart would never steal money from a church collection plate (though his [[GirlOfTheWeek girlfriend for the episode]], Jessica, doesn't mind).
*** Bart Simpson has been on both sides of this trope. On "Principal Charming" [[note]]The season two episode where Homer sets up Principal Skinner to date Marge's sister, Selma -- but Homer, being the boob that he is, accidentally sets Skinner up with Patty. For all you latter-day ''Simpsons'' watchers, this episode came on ''before'' Patty came out of the closet as a lesbian[[/note]], Bart uses a powdered herbicide from chemistry class to spell his name on the school's field, which enrages his equally delinquent best friends, who think he has gone too far. On the other hand, Bart himself is increasingly unnerved when he sees how bad Jessica Lovejoy is, stating that she's turning him into a criminal when all he wants to be is a "petty thug."
** And on the season three episode where Bart becomes a hall monitor, he finds out that his sister Lisa stole the teacher's editions of the books [[note]]Lisa was angry and depressed over being a home maker instead of a jazz musician in an aptitude test and began acting like a bad kid[[/note]]. He snaps Lisa out of her bad behavior by telling her that she'll be expelled for what she's done.
** The reason that he cut the head off the Jebediah Springfield statue was because of peer pressure from Jimbo, Dolph, and Kearney. When news hits that the statue has been decapitated, the bullies say they want to find the punk who did it and beat him to a pulp. Bart brings up the fact that the bullies said that it would be cool to see someone deface the statue, but the bullies counter that what they said was just idle talk while staring at the clouds.
** In the ''Ned-liest Catch'', despite having their fair share of troubles with delinquents, especially Bart, the school system, including Skinner and Chalmers, were appalled at Edna for slapping him. Skinner explains that he’ll put with mild alcoholism, leaving melted cheese in the microwave, even selling A’s for cigarettes, but he's disgusted by the use of corporal punishment. Homer was the only one to support Edna’s choice, considering the fact he chokes as his form of punishment. Ironically, in ''Two Bad Neighbors'', Homer gets upset when George Bush does the same thing, even after learning the Bart destroyed his memoirs since he feels his rights was violated.
** A rather weird example occurs in an episode where the Hells Satans are angry at Homer for using their name, and force him to ''eat'' his biker jacket; however, they get very upset when he does so and ''chews with his mouth open''.
* In the "Showdown" episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', the genocidal eco-terrorist Ra's Al Ghul purposely punishes and leaves for the authorities his second-in-command Arkady Duvall, because of Duvall's cruel and presumptuous treatment of their henchmen. Arkady treats them like slaves; Ra's, ever the progressive, pays them a fair wage and is aiming to strike a blow at the corrupt anti-union forces running the railroads. Work ethics and civility are, in fact, among the things on Ra's top ten list of "Virtues to uphold when I become king of the world".
** It goes even further at the end of the episode, when it is revealed that [[spoiler: Arkady Duvall is Ra's' own son and that Ra's went out of his way to rescue an aged-beyond-his-years Arkady from a third-rate rest-home because "What father can ever forget his son?"]]
*** This is, perhaps, more generous than the comics version of the Demon Head, who, in one story arc, was revealed to have allowed one of his own, semi-immortal daughters (Talia's elder sister, his daughter by a German Jew some decades before the first World War) to rot in a concentration camp where, among other horrors, she had acid poured into her womb to sterilize her. Not only did he not do anything in the slightest to help her, he actually had the gall to appear before her while she was starving in the camp and tell her he refused to help her, that she was a "necessary sacrifice", when she begged him to save her and his grandchildren by her.
** Harley Quinn is perfectly fine with the Joker blowing up Gotham, but she's unwilling to let her "friends" from Arkham (other criminals and psychos) and, even more importantly, her pet hyenas die.
** In one episode, Rupert Thorne invites a rival mob boss to "negotiations" in a plot to kill him. The mobster in question comes to the meeting because his son had gone missing shortly before he received the invitation. When the rival boss asks Thorne what he did to his son and what he wants in exchange for his son's release, a bewildered Thorne says, "What? I don't target family!" It turns out that Thorne had nothing to do with the rival boss's son's disappearance... but Thorne proceeds to try to go through with his plan to leave the missing young man fatherless.
** There's also the case of Victor Fries' reaction to Grant Walker, who specifically wants Mister Freeze to replicate the mutation onto him -- Fries/Freeze is appalled at someone ''intentionally'' trying to render themselves like him.
** In ''Almost Got 'Im'', The Joker's plan to throw Catwoman ''alive'' into a meatgrinder and make her into catfood evokes this from Poison Ivy, Croc, The Penguin, and Two-face. No words are said, but [[http://i.imgur.com/jopO8EF.jpg their faces say it all]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', Brain (who has been shown to be willing to go to any length to take over the world), develops a plan to take over the world by selling cigarettes to children. He would have succeeded... except he was unwilling to go through with it.
** Not to mention that he's willing to ''save'' the world if Snowball is trying to conquer it, because [[EvilVersusOblivion Snowball is]] ''[[EvilVersusOblivion much]]'' [[EvilVersusOblivion worse.]]
** In another episode involving time travel, one of the Brain's plans end up rewriting history so that the population of the world consists entirely of moronic Pinky clones. The Brain is so horrified that he immediately plans to go back in history to set things right. Pinky asks the Brain why he plans to do that, because with a population like ''that'', it would be ''easy'' to rule the world! But even the Brain has standards, and the Brain confirms that Pinky is right...but who would ''want'' to?
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' has the Duplicator (voiced by LewisBlack) getting revenge on Birdman by getting him jury duty. When Birdman has only a $3 food voucher and chimichangas cost $27.90. The Duplicator starts rubbing it in his face until he realizes how bullshit that kind of price is, breaking into one of Black's trademark rants. He then makes a bunch of copies of Birdman's voucher.
-->'''Duplicator:''' There! Now ''you'' owe ''him'' $8.10!
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Shego refuses to help Drakken steal a wheelchair with more gadgets than the Batmobile from a kid, calling it "low, even for ''you'', Drakken". Shego had shown a conscience before, as well -- [[ThickerThanWater unwilling to really harm her family]], even though they had a falling-out years ago, for example.
** While Shego did point out how low it was, [[SubvertedTrope she still took part in the scheme.]] Drakken's response to her {{lampshade|Hanging}}s his subversion.
--->'''Doctor Drakken:''' News flash, Shego. I'm a ''BAD'' man.
** PlayedForLaughs in the HalloweenEpisode: Drakken, Shego, and Duff Killigan are quite shocked and disappointed when they learn that Kim lied to her parents and Ron -- they acted as if she had ''personally offended them''. Duff Killigan even grumbled that Kim "would have to do a lot to regain ''my'' trust!"
** Drakken labels his mind-control shampoo with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an honest description]] of its effects ("Lather, Rinse, Obey") because "I'm a supervillain, not a corporate shyster."
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Eric Cartman has proven to be among the lowest of the low and one of the most manipulative conniving sociopaths in all of fiction... but draws the line when Butters (accidentally) shoots men in the dick, which causes him to begin a tirade about how it's wrong. [[MemeticMutation ("It's WRAA-AUNG!")]]
*** In "Major Boobage", it turns out he doesn't approve of hurting cats.
** In the episode "The Coon", when Cartman (as a raccoon-themed superhero known as The Coon) gets Professor Chaos (Butters' super-villain persona) to [[Film/TheDarkKnight blow up a hospital]] to lure out rival hero Mysterion, Professor Chaos laments on how he finds blowing up hospitals mean and reprehensible. As a villain Professor Chaos is more prone to [[PokeThePoodle poking poodles]] than [[KickTheDog kicking dogs.]]
** Again, in "Imaginationland", [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] says he doesn't want to ever meet the kid who created Christmas Critters, who originates from Cartman's short Christmas story. That's right, Cartman is '''''so''''' screwed up that ''even a zombie serial killer is disgusted at what comes up from his mind.''
*** In general, before the terrorists attacked Imaginationland, the Evil Imaginary Characters simply weren't interested in war, although they don't want anyone or anything good crossing into their home territory or else they'd kill them. Then the terrorists attacked both territories and [[PretextForWar made the Good Imaginary Characters scapegoats to convince the Evil ones to declare war]] [[KillEmAll and for the Good and Evil Characters to kill each other.]]
** And yet again, in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Miss Teacher Bangs A Boy]]", where Cartman tries to stop the statutory rape implied by the title [[ComicallyMissingThePoint ...because the affair was partially held in the school hallways]]. Because Cartman was the hall monitor that week, kissing in the halls is strictly against school rules, and teachers have to [[CatchPhrase RESPECT HIS AUTHORITAH!]]
** Satan does this often. In addition to hating his {{Jerkass}} boyfriend Saddam Hussein, he also despises rich, spoiled 16 year old girls (he fears that he might become one, but one of his minions tells him "you're not ''that'' bad") and thinks that someone dressing up as Steve Irwin with a sting ray through their chest at his Halloween party is offensive. (It turns out that said party-goer [[spoiler: actually ''is'' Steve Irwin, and Satan makes him leave [[ComicallyMissingThePoint because he's not in costume]]]]).
*** One draft of the film includes a subplot in which Kenny and Saddam make a bet involving Smacky S'mores. When Saddam attempts to cheat his way out of the bargain after Kenny lives up, Satan calls Saddam out on it before betraying him.
*** In the film as well, [[KnightTemplarParent Mothers Against Canada]] were willing to go to war over a television show but backed on when their children got involved. Sheila learned the hard way when she [[MoralEventHorizon gunned down Terrence and Phillip.]]
** Even ''Al freaking Qaeda'' suicide bombs the "armies" of New Jersey to help America before the idiocy can spread to Afghanistan.
** The "Native Americans" from Cherokee Hair Tampons have no problem in helping Miss Information scam the towns folk out of their money by selling fake products and lying about their true heritage, (they're really Mexicans), hell they even found it funny. But once they see the physically ill Kyle, they tell them that he should go to a doctor and come clean about the whole thing.
* Parodied in [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Foster's]] TV movie, ''Good Wilt Hunting'', when Wilt is in prison there are groups of stereotypical prisoners who rattle off their misdeeds. When the last one says that after he got in an argument with his wife, he took away the dog he gave her, one of the others remarks "That's just evil."
** It's done again moments later in the same episode when Wilt admits to doing something worse, when the other inmates don't believe him he tells his sad story. He says that he broke his little boy's dream, which makes all the other inmates react like it's the worst thing ever. [[spoiler: Though they are a lot more sympathetic when they hear the whole story.]]
* The Guild of Calamitous Intent from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is separated from other supervillain organizations by its strict code of ethics. Forbidden actions include committing rape, attacking on holy ground, attacking police officers, and violating truces.
** Brock Samson himself has called out Dr. Venture when the latter manipulates the emotionally abused Sally Impossible for his own selfish goals, stating that it's pretty cold for even someone as amoral as Rusty.
** Rusty himself has a moment of his own when [[spoiler:he refuses to use his cloning technology to bring back Hitler]].
** Another practice the Guild frowns upon is unauthorized "arching", which led to the third-season-opening crucible of The Monarch by the Guild's top officials, since he'd been arching Rusty Venture for years prior to actually joining the Guild and getting his arching license; as a part of his Guild-approved duoship with Dr. Girlfriend, he promises to give up arching Rusty, legally or otherwise. A promise which lasts until about the end of the season, natch.
** The Monarch also has standards. Although he's willing to kill his own henchmen at the drop of a hat, he is rather shocked to learn how neglectful Venture is of his sons, and actually treats them better than their father when he captures them, on the occasions he's not trying to kill them along with their father.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', the Predacon's Tripredacus Council officially condemns Megatron as a rogue and sends two agents to stop him (one as a spy in his ranks, the other as an assassin). While officially, this is because the Council believes the Predacons need to [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean wait for the opportune moment]] and build up their resources before striking, and Megatron's actions threaten that, their over-concern about his survival seems to hint they know about his attempts to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong Set Wrong What Once Went Right]], and consider it too drastic and dangerous a plan even for them.
** This gets retconned away when it's revealed they intended ''all along'' to [[spoiler: destroy the ''entire'' Ark and cause an even ''greater'' alteration of the timeline. Megatron then tries that plan himself at the end for no clear reason...]]
*** At first Megatron only wanted to [[spoiler: assassinate Optimus Prime so the Autobots would lose the Great War]]. The Tripredacus Council and Tarantulas wanted to destroy the entire Ark because [[spoiler: they're descended from the soldiers of Unicron: Cyclonus, Scourge and the Sweeps from Generation 1]]. As to why Megatron tried to destroy the Ark in the series finale, it might have been that [[spoiler: carrying G1 Megatron's spark]] made him insane.
*** Another possibility is that, since Megatron is [[spoiler: carrying G1 Megatron's spark]], destroying the entire Ark and all Autobots and Decepticons on board would work, because while all the sparks aboard would be destroyed, he could later [[spoiler: return G1 Megatron's spark to its original body]]. G1 Megatron would be badly damaged, but given some time to repair his body, he'd be the only survivor on the Ark and could conquer the Earth and win the Great War even without his fellow Decepticons.
*** Since [[spoiler: The soldiers of Unicron were created from the remains of Decepticons at a specific time and place, this means that the Tripredacus Council is perfectly willing to engage in a suicide attack. They will cease to exist if their plan is enacted--they don't care because they are functioning purely as agents of Unicron and his resurrection.]] Just in case anyone has any questions. Although [[spoiler: there is actually a lot of FlipFlopOfGod about whether or not this is actually canon, with different statements at different times as to whether Tarantulas and his masters really ''are'' "the spawn of Unicron"]].
** In a more general matter, Tarantulas's grotesque eating habits -- he is frequently shown eating living creatures, and has made at least one serious attempt to ''eat another Transformer'' -- and general MadScientist antics repulse the other Predacons.
** In sequel series ''Beast Machines'', Megatron is working towards genocide and Thrust is fine with that. What really angers Thrust is Stryka, Obsidian and Jetstorm ([[spoiler: though Jetstorm was forcibly reformatted]]) turning ''traitor''.
* Captain Skyhook, arch-nemesis of ''The Space Kiddettes'', will stop at nothing to get their treasure map... but won't actually hurt them, because they're only children. Static, his right-hand man, has no such reservations, but Skyhook is always quick to admonish him for suggesting violence.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'', the villain Tex Hex's main sidekick ] Scuzz smoked a cigar and was a walking [[AnAesop Aesop]] for the evils of smoking, constantly coughing and suffering from his own habit. The other villains frequently expressed disgust at this habit, with lines like "I may be evil, but even I'm not stupid enough to smoke!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' [[TheMovie movie]], the kids from the cul-de-sac see how [[spoiler:Eddy's brother]] always treated him (as well as learning that his attitude was always an attempt to get [[spoiler:his brother's]] respect). Even the Kanker sisters show disgust over [[spoiler:Eddy's brother's]] abuse.
** Even [[spoiler:Kevin (who always called the Eds "dorks")]] is disgusted.
*** Not just [[spoiler:Kevin, [[SpoiledBrat Sarah]], who regularly beats up Eddy herself,]] is also appalled over Eddy's beating.
* The ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Saturday TV Funhouse]]'' parody of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' and ''The Anna Nicole Show'' has [[CardCarryingVillain Gargamel]] expressing disgust at Smurfette's RealityTV show.
-->'''Gargamel:''' Eugh, what a mess. Why don't they get her some help?!\\
'''Gargamel:''' What sleazebag greenlit this show?!
* In ''TurtlesForever 1987'' Krang and Shredder, Karai, and Hun turn on 2003 Shredder after it's revealed that he plans [[Series/DoctorWho THE DESTRUCTION! OF! REALITY! ITSELF!]]
* Despite his obsession with '''FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!''', [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Mr. Crocker]] finds the idea of [[spoiler:keeping a fairy baby (IE: Poof) from his/her parents]] to be too cruel.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': When the first incarnation of Negaduck - Darkwing's evil side split from him and then galvanized into an energy being - tries to destroy all of St. Canard, Megavolt helps the good Darkwing stop him because "there won't be anything left to rob!".
** Another episode has plant-villain Bushroot help stop an invasion of alien plants because he's an ''Earth'' mutant plant-duck. (Possibly a deliberate homage to the [[EvenEvilHasStandards/ComicBooks Joker/Red Skull moment.)]]
* Shere Khan in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is more ChaoticNeutral than anything; still, when he discovers a town he owns is using slave labor to mine a rare ore ("Citizen Khan"), he insists it was done without his consent. "I desire only money and power. Unpresentable employees provide me with neither."
** Another example, from a different episode ("Louie's Last Stand"), but equally fitting the trope. One of his employees forges his name on an official letter that gives him complete control over Khan's personal military. Why? To get Louie off of his island before his lease expires so he can take control of it for Shere Khan. Needless to say, Khan is not impressed with him (but he is impressed with how Baloo, Louie, and Kit were able to defeat his highly-trained soldiers). Said employee is swiftly fired after Khan arrives on the scene.
* Riley Freeman from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is a rude, wannabe gangsta, and never listens to his grandfather no his older brother. But in "Smokin With Cigarettes" he was downright disturbed and horrified of what a horrible sociopath [[EnfantTerrible Lamilton Taeshawn]] is, especially when he [[ShootTheDog Shoots the Dog]] on Ms. Von Heusen's dog.
** Also, when Uncle Ruckus asked the sexually depraved inmates if they were going to rape the children. The inmates responded with a disgusted "Hell no! What do we look like, [[TakeThat priests?]]
** Colonel Stinkmeaner who is the embodiment of ChaoticEvil said that "He may be in hell, but at least he's not in jail."
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Mr. Krabs's greed is so bad, that even [[BigBad Plankton]] is shown to be disgusted by it. Quoted by him, "And I thought '''I''' was evil."
** Squidward, although not ''evil'', is a notorious {{Jerkass}} who hates [=SpongeBob=] with a passion. Even so, he was absolutely disgusted when Mr. Krabs sold [=SpongeBob=]'s soul to the Flying Dutchman for pocket change.
*** Similarly, in "The Little Yellow Book", Mr Krabs showed disgust with Squidward after [[spoiler:he read [=SpongeBob's=] diary to the everyone in the Krusty Krab]], to the point of calling it downright low even for him.
** Another Squidward example happens in an episode where he and [=SpongeBob=] go on a pizza delivery. After the customer refused to accept the pizza, [=SpongeBob=] goes into a depression. Squidward, who usually enjoys seeing [=SpongeBob=]'s misery, actually feels sorry for him, goes up to the customer, [[Awesome/SpongebobSquarepants and slams the pizza into his face.]]
** Speaking of the Flying Dutchman, he [[EldritchAbomination himself]] was surprised that Mr. Krabs was not only eager to [[DealWithTheDevil sell his soul]] and took the whole ordeal lightly. But he also sold his soul ''several times'' to other ghosts, monsters, and to [=SpongeBob=] (he was five bucks short on payday).
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "Chill Of The Night", Lewis Moxton admitted on his death-bed that, despite acting on orders to kill Thomas Wayne, Joe Chill went too far in shooting Wayne's wife Martha. As he put it:
-->"Sure Wayne had it coming, but I ain't no '''''monster'''''....Left [[Franchise/{{Batman}} that kid]] without a ma. Felt kinda bad about that."
* While calling him evil [[AntiVillain would be going a bit far]], [[DeathSeeker Macbeth]] of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' fame would definitely count. In his first appearance he was contracted to take out the gargoyle clan but refused to attack them during the day, when they [[TakenForGranite turn to stone]] and are thus helpless. And it's highly debatable as to whether he even intended on killing them at all; what's more likely is that he just wanted to use them to draw out Demona.
** Interestingly, he keeps this rule even when brainwashed by [[TheFairFolk the Weird Sisters]].
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', where Wade, after [[MattressTagGag ripping the tag off the bottom of a couch and learning that it's against the law]], imagines himself in a prison cell with two dangerous-looking criminals:
-->'''First criminal:''' I've robbed 50 banks and 60 gas stations.
-->'''Second criminal:''' Well, I robbed 70 banks, see, and 90 gas stations. And I stole [[RunningGag the Klopman Diamond]]. WhatAreYouInFor
-->'''Wade:''' [[MattressTagGag Uh, I tore a tag off a pillow.]]
-->''(the criminals run for the bars and scream for help)''
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': Dib uses this to negotiate with Mortos Der Soulstealer.
-->'''Dib:''' I just know he's up to something evil!
-->'''Mortos:''' Mortos like evil...
-->'''Dib:''' No, this is ''bad'' evil.
-->'''Mortos:''' Oh.
** Also {{subverted|Trope}} whenever someone else (like [[TheRival Tak]]) tries to destroy the world and Zim stops them. It's not that he's opposed to their methods, it's that he doesn't want them [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou stealing his job]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Randall Weemes was a snitch who rats on his fellow students for Mrs. Finster, sometimes even doing something elaborate so he'd have an excuse to snitch (such as when he framed the entire school with a food fight that he instigated). However, the one group he isn't willing to snitch on are higher authority figures such as King Bob, which made him tell off the Ashleys brothers when they did actually manage to do so after recruiting them. This is also implied in the movie, when, after one of Phillium Benedict's followers tried to pin the blame on Benedict for everything to get out of punishment, and stating that he himself was only following orders and desperately bargaining that he'll "offer evidence for the state trial", Randall remarks in disgust [[HypocriticalHumor "Jeez, what a squealer."]]
** While certainly not evil, Hustler Kid makes all sorts of shady deals and is general unsympathetic unless paid to be. In the episode "Hustler's Apprentice", however, he makes it clear that he will not sell forged hall passes or anything else that could land someone in serious trouble.
** Miss Finster isn't evil but [[SadistTeacher can be harsh and downright cruel]] when punishing the students, but even she thought separating TJ and his friends into separate schools was going too far.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** Subverted in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNZw2P3gzNg this]] clip from the episode "H.M.S. Yakko":
--> '''Captain Mel''': Though I be a pirate swine / I still have to draw the line / And so I will not push ye overboard!
--> '''Pirates''': What, never?
--> '''Captain Mel''': No, never!
--> '''Pirates''': What, never?
--> '''Captain Mel''': (pushes them overboard) Hardly ever!
** Played straight (in a rather bizarre way) in the famous "Potty Emergency" episode, which starts with the Warner siblings [[ShowWithinAShow watching a science fiction movie]] in a theater called ''Brain Eaters'' where an alien is chasing an attractive heroine for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rather obvious reasons]]. Wakko excuses himself to use the men's room, leading to [[PottyEmergency the situation]] that the episode is the TropeNamer for; at the climax of the episode, he [[BookEnds returns to the theater]], where the movie has reached a scene where the alien has captured his victim; Wakko [[CartoonPhysics leaps inside the movie screen]], letting the victim escape, making the alien angry, but managing to find a room and use the toilet. As Wakko leaves the room, the brain-eating alien remarks, "That was disgusting! He didn't even wash his hands!"
* In ''WildKratts'', Donita may be perfectly fine with freezing animals in suspended animation to use in her fashions, but she is less than impressed by Zach's theft of the Arctic Pearl.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' TheFlash ends up in a Christmas truce with the Ultra-Humanite, a supervillain, in donating toys to orphans. When the Humanite offers to repair and 'improve' a gift he accidentally broke, the Flash suspiciously asks if this means it's going to blow up when activated. The Humanite's only response is "Flash... It is ''Christmas''".
** To be clear, he not only fixed it, but programmed the normally obnoxious toy to tell Christmas stories in his voice. ''And'' helped Flash deliver it to the orphanage/foster home.
** Hilariously parodied in "The Great Brain Robbery", when Flash and Lex have switched bodies:
-->(''Dr. Polaris and "Lex" are in the bathroom of Legion of Doom headquarters, and "Lex" has just come out of a toilet stall'')
-->'''Dr. Polaris:''' {''as "Lex" is walking out of the bathroom'') Aren't you going to wash your hands?
-->'''"Lex":''' No! Cuz' I'm ''evil''.
** Played straight in the series finale "Destroyer", when the surviving members of the Legion of Doom warn the Justice League about Darkseid planning to destroy Earth, and also want to help (to the point they'll fight the Justice League if they want to put the Legion in jail, until Batman intervenes). Subverted with Lex, who doesn't care about the world being destroyed as long as he gets revenge on Darkseid.
** In the time travel episode, the message from the Vandal Savage of the present to the Vandal Savage of WorldWarII includes a note that he ''has'' to get rid of "that raving lunatic" AdolfHitler. Though arguably this is not so much a matter of principles as a matter of recognizing that Hitler is not, as commonly misbelieved, a master tactician and general, and so his leadership only impairs the Nazi war effort.
*** Leads to NiceJobFixingItVillain (and probably UnfortunateImplications) when 1940's Vandal only freezes Hitler, who is thawed out and immediately goes on to lose the war for the Axis powers once Vandal Savage is removed from power.
* Surprisingly enough, The Red Guy (you know, [[Literature/TheBible Satan]]) in ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken.'' In the episode "Cow Fly," he generally feels sorry for Cow after she lost her friend (a fly to be exact) and offers a wiener to her as a replacement.
** [[TheDevilIsALoser The Red Guy]] is more Chaotic Neutral than Evil, since he has a completely different motivation in every episode.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Stewie Griffin gets subjected to this in the later episodes. In a particular episode ("Chick Cancer"), he is shown to be disgusted by Brian's offhand racist remark when Stewie asks, "What kind of man would I be if I ran away from my problems?" and Brian replies, "Well, you'd be a black man." This being [[DiabolicalMastermind Stewie]] who tried to kill his mother, and take over the world.
** Stewie also finds Penelope, a girl who is violent as he is, to be a bad influence on him with her constant mass murder sprees and crossing the line when she requested that Stewie kill his best friend, Brian.
** Stewie also has his limits when making his statements known if he finds something distasteful himself.
*** 'In Brian the Bachelor', when knocking a spoon out of Lois’s hand, Stewie states ''Well, I guess the pilot was JFK, Junior'' but he also found it in poor taste.
** Speaking of Brian, Quagmire the guy who will have sex with almost AnythingThatMoves, and is a heavily implied sex offender, gave a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to [[AuthorAvatar Brian]] for being a pompous ass who dates bimbos [[note]]with Quagmire adding that, yes, he dates women for their bodies, but he's more-or-less honest about it[[/note]], hits on his best friend's wife, thinks he's better than everyone because he's atheist, doesn't follow through on his liberal agenda, doesn't care for his long-lost son, and is, in reality, a boring, pseudo-intellectual drunk. Another episode ("Stewie Loves Lois") had Quagmire questioning his mental stability as he's dragging a dead hooker back to his house. And in, "Quagmire's Dad," he beats the shit out of Brian for sleeping with his male-to-female transsexual father.
*** Quagmire and rest of the characters were also appalled at Quagmire's sister's abusive [[BastardBoyfriend boyfriend]].
*** That "rest" included Peter (who's not below throwing his unconscious infant son under the car) and Lois (who has raped her husband and seduced her daughter's boyfriend). And ''she's'' the one who called him a monster.
** There's also that one episode where a CorruptCorporateExecutive (voiced by Keith Oblermann) who was bribing Lois reacts with a look of horror when he sees newly reinstated Mayor Adam West shoot a man who suggests another election.
** Parodied in "Cool Hand Peter". When in a Southern prison, Joe suggests they escape by him screaming for help when he falls from his wheelchair, citing that a Southern cop usually tries to ignore it. When he attempts it, two officers struggle to look away from Joe's.
** Outside of the show, Creator/SethMacFarlane called out a video that "predicted" the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing by using clips from his episode "Turban Cowboy" (which not only had a terrorist attack as a plot point, but also a cutaway joke about Peter plowing into runners during a marathon) as "abhorrent." Justified, more or less, as [=MacFarlane=] nearly found himself as the victim of a terrorist attack[[note]]he was supposed to be on the plane that crashed into the World Trade Center [[/note]] and realized that he could have died, so he probably has no sympathy for those who make fun of terrorist attacks (or uses his material to do it).
*** Not necessarily, as ''Family Guy'' has made jokes about terrorism before
* In ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'', villainy isn't a matter of moral alignment, but a sub-culture of its own, so this trope comes up now and then. Puma Loco, a CardCarryingVillain if ever there was one, draws the line at harming a family member.
** More PlayedForLaughs but in one episode, all of the super villains present were horrified when El Tigre gave Dr. Chipotle Sr. a wet willy.
* Not so much evil as just criminals, but [[WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution the Brotherhood]] show that they're not willing to let Apocalypse [[spoiler: Turn the world into mutants, knowing that most wouldn't survive the change.]]
** Avalanche, too, showed that while he may be violent and prone to aggression, he's unwilling to allow a town to be blown up or ignore an old lady's cry for help.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': Even Dethklok, the darkest, most brutal and metal band on the face of the planet, is absolutely horrified at the sight of malnourished supermodels being stripped of their skin.
-->'''Nathan Explosion''': Oh, my god, what a horri- [[AndAnotherThing you're fired, by the way!]]
** A simple ring of the Dethbell probably would've sufficed.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': The Ice King is perfectly fine with kidnapping princesses and forcing them into marriage. Despite that, even ''he'' knows it would be creepy to [[spoiler: abduct a now 13-year old Princess Bubblegum]].
** Recently revisited when the Ice King unwittingly hires a deadly hitman to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 'hit']] Finn and Jake. Once he discovers his error, he is ''horrified'' at the prospect of murdering his own nemeses.
*** His motives on this one are debatable. [[spoiler: Ice King is insane, but a part of him realizes that he is. He starts treating Finn and Jake as friends because the tiny little sane part of his mind realizes that they're stopping him from hurting people.]]
* Eric Raymond from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' may be a CorruptCorporateExecutive, but he draws the line on hurting people, and in one extreme incident, helped stop an assassination attempt.
* In ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'', Marinche suggests poisoning a city's water supply to get at the city's gold. The doctor who is working with her responds to this with a FlatWhat; he mixes the poison anyway, but protests and grumbles the entire time. It's clear he only goes along with it because he fears Marinche.
* While not all of the ghosts in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' are evil per say, they still aren't on the best of terms with the protagonist. Even so, they all uphold their traditional Christmas truce and gang up on the one ghost who breaks it by cursing Danny.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko's father maimed him for speaking out against [[spoiler: intentionally sending lines of inexperienced troops to die simply to wear down the enemy's defenses for their more experienced forces]]. It takes Zuko a long time to realize that the Fire Nation's war of aggression is wrong, but this shows he has some standards compared to his father.
** [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation A matter of some debate]] in the season one finale is whether or not [[spoiler:Zhao refusing Zuko's help at the end was out of a refusal to accept help from the person he hated, even if it cost him his life, or if deep down Zhao was truly too honorable to drag his young rival down with him to a FateWorseThanDeath]].
** Subverted with Azulon, when he responds with extreme disapproval to Ozai's selfish and callous request to [[spoiler:make him his successor for Fire Lord instead of Iroh, immediately after- and ''because''- Iroh lost his only son]]. Azulon then says he wants [[spoiler:Ozai to feel the same thing, and [[MoralEventHorizon expresses his desire for Zuko's death]]. We also find later that Zuko has a MissingMom because she accepted exile from the Fire Nation because Azulon really ''did'' intend to go through with killing Zuko; this convinced him to stay his hand, as Ozai will have lost ''someone.'']]
* Although it might be the case of [[JustToyingWithThem showing off]] than moral standards, but in the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[BigBad Amon]] doesn't [[spoiler: take benders' powers away]] without giving a chance to defend themselves.
** It's definitely showing off. Later on, [[spoiler: after the Equalists succeed in taking over Republic City, he has benders in chains, marched up to him one by one before he takes away their bending. This is how he does it to Lin.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/SonicSATAM'' [[BigBad Dr. Robotnik]] sounded surprised that Antoine Depardieu seemingly betrayed his friends in order to give him the Power Ring. He even asks him why he betrayed them. Though he might've just been suspicious.
* Mandy in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is all in favor of revenge and dreams of ruling the world as a dystopian dictator. Yet she will not condone ''cheating''.
** Scarr shows signs of this in an episode where Hector Con Carne guest stars:
--> '''Scar:''' I'd do anything to get rid of that kid...
--> '''Bosco:''' ''(Says something unintelligible in bear-language.)''
--> '''Scarr:''' Well, anything but ''that''. I can't believe you said that, you sicko!
* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' while not really evil per se, both [[ControlFreak Stan]] and [[SoapBoxSadie Hayley]] [[NotSoDifferent are fanatical in their political views]]. They are either [[WellIntentionedExtremist self-righteous fanatics at best]] and [[StrawHypocrite hypocrites at their worst]]. But Stan is appalled when it's revealed that Francine's biological parents left her at the airport because their flight didn't allow children (even Klaus -- who lived in Germany during its Nazi regime -- is disgusted that a couple would just abandon their baby and not feel any remorse) and Hayley herself was shocked when the group of environmentalists she joined were planning to blow up a mall (with Hayley backing out because she doesn't want to kill innocent people just to further her cause).
** Stan also got another one with Jeff's father. While it is true that Stan despises Jeff through and through, but even he is shocked that his own father not only openly mocks him all the time but also plans to FRAME him for drug smuggling, and GET the reward money from him.
** {{Parodied}} in one episode, when Hayley and Roger got into a battle of making up new personae. Roger claims to be a hitman for the Armenian Mafia and kills Hayley's character; she responds by pretending to be the Armenian matriarch, who coldly informs him that their group [[WouldntHitAGirl doesn't kill women]] and throws him out.
** In one episode, Roger's persona split in two just of because how bad he become.
*** This case was more because Roger's persona cared about somebody other than himself [[spoiler: saving a girl from being fired, which he almost caused ironically...]] which contradicted against the base beliefs and personality of Roger himself, causing the split.
** A mild example but a recent episode shows Jeff and Hayley being mugged on a street, with [[DirtyCoward Jeff]] [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere bailing out on Hayley]] the said mugger looked surprised.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', Master Shake is usually a childish and selfish bastard who usually torments Meatwad, even going as far as microwaving his cat alive. Still, even he has to say something when he finds out that Frylock was making chemical filled balloons to use on children at birthday parties.
** He also appears visibly shocked in one episode when Meatwad offhandedly mentions how a security guard once led him into the bathroom in a mall to show him "how not to touch people."
* ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'': "Honest John" Foulfellow and Gideon, a fox and cat respectively, are two con men who have no problems with swindling young children or selling them to equally unscrupulous gypsy entertainers. But then along comes the [[KnightOfCerebus Coachman]], who wants them to trick Pinocchio into visiting a little place named [[AmusementParkOfDoom Pleasure]] [[NonIndicativeName Island]], and suddenly they're clearly not as enthusiastic about swindling him anymore.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'', the [[DesignatedHero title]] [[VillainProtagonist character]] is a violent {{Jerkass}} with a HairTriggerTemper who will go to a RoaringRampageOfRevenge for the [[RevengeBeforeReason most]] [[EvilIsPetty minor of]] [[DisproportionateRetribution inconveniences.]] But he draws the line of killing his offender and takes offense when someone suggests it.
** More PlayedForLaughs, but Dan was pretty surprised when his best friend [[BigEater Chris]] admits that he would kill for [[BaconAddiction bacon.]]
* Zig-zag: On ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', Dick Dastardly will call the police to report that the Ant Hill Mob is at large, but only to hamper the Mob's progress in the race.
** In "Whizzin' To Washington," Dastardly zooms ahead of the other racers and tries to prove he can win a race ''without'' cheating. He stops short of the finish line because Muttley wanted his autograph.
** In "Scout Scatter", the Ant Hill Mob didn't hesitate before risking themselves to save a boy scout from a waterfall even if it meant increasing the chances the Sheriff would catch up with them. (they escaped)
* While Verminous Snaptrap from ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'' is [[HarmlessVillain too silly]] [[TooFunnyToBeEvil to be considered]] evil, he draws the line at killing people on their birthdays without having them to celebrate it first. In his defense, he said that "No one is that evil".
** When Snaptrap asks for suggestions on how to get revenge on the "Meanies" at the monotrail for not letting them ride, Fransisco suggests that they eat them. To which Snaptrap claims is just "Dark and Disturbing".
** More PlayedForLaughs but the reason why Snaptrap tells the Agents his latest plan is because he thinks it's rude not to.
*** Kitty's [[BlackSheep evil sister]] [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas always calls her mother.]]
** In "Top Dog", a crime organization called FLOPP is formed and several of the members discuss what their next act of villainy will be.
--> '''Escape Goat:''' "We can get in a crowded elevator, and push all the buttons!"
--> '''Meerkat (the leader):''' "We're criminals, not monsters!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', when a captured [[BigBad Megabyte]] learns what [[TheHero Bob]] hopes to do to him ([[spoiler:reprogram him so that he's no longer a virus]]), he replies, "And they call ''me'' a monster."
** Also, when he's going to dissect Frisket to obtain a MacGuffin the dog swallowed, he tells his henchmen to take Enzo away because "The boy doesn't need to see this." [[KickTheDog He won't let Enzo say good-bye first, though.]]
* [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower Hordak]] of all people gets a moment in the episode "Into the Dark Dimension." Both Hordak and She-Ra are thrown into the eponymous Dark Dimension and must earn their freedom. She-Ra succeeds while Hordak fails. She-Ra refuses to go back to Etheria alone and even risks her life to save Hordak. The two return to a battle between the Horde and the Rebellion (with each side blaming the other for their leader's disappearance). Hordak immediately calls off the Horde attack and grants the Rebels safe passage back to their home out of gratitude to She-Ra. Everyone's surprised by Hordak's actions, including Hordak himself.
* A pair of ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' instances:
** ''Seein' Red, White and Blue'' has Bluto feigning an injury in order to get out of being drafted into the Navy. But when he sees Popeye getting beat up by Japanese saboteurs, then he gets mad ("Dey can't do dat to da Navy!!"). After a can of spinach between them, Popeye and Bluto mop the floor with the enemies and Bluto signs up.
** In "The Astronut" (1961) Brutus and Popeye are attending a masquerade party at Olive's as a sheik and a spaceman, respectively. When an actual alien being arrives and causes a disturbance and knocks both the guys out, Brutus reaches for Popeye's spinach and administers it to him ("This is a job for Popeye!") so he can right things again.
** Wimpy is a con artist but he wouldn't kill his friend Popeye just because the Sea Hag offered him a hamburger. [[ExactWords Two]] [[SubvertedTrope initially were enough]] but [[DoubleSubversion Wimpy instead denounced her to Popeye]].
** Another cartoon had Wimpy inheriting a fortune. He is the referee in a prize fight in which Popeye is a participant and he bets his entire estate on Popeye's opponent. To ensure a victory, Wimpy's butler ambushes Popeye with a mallet. Wimpy starts to count Popeye out but he just didn't have the heart to do it. He sobs as he counts, and then gives Popeye a can of spinach. Popeye defeats the opponent and Wimpy says goodbye to his fortune.
* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' episode "The Ultra Secret Secret." Baron Greenback wants to join forces with DM to stave off an alien attack, but Greenback himself staged this fake attack to lure DM to his destruction.
* A variation in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' which comes across as this. When Rhonda (forced by circumstance to pretend to be his girlfriend) publicly dumps Curly and humiliates him, Helga is disgusted with her and tells her she has a black heart. To Rhonda, Helga is the biggest {{Jerkass}} around (only the audience knows about her hidden heart of gold).
** Speaking of Helga, the other children aren't really evil but can be [[KidsAreCruel cruel]] {{Jerkass}}es at times but even [[WhatTheHellHero they called Helga out]] when she framed her nanny for theft.
** She also apologized sincerely to Arnold when her dad made a insensitive remark about Arnold being an orphan, since it's only thing that truly hurts him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', one of the things Discord says to Princess Celestia after escaping his [[SealedEvilInACan stone imprisonment]] evokes this:
--> '''Discord:''' Did you miss me? I missed you. It's quite lonely being sealed in stone, but you wouldn't know that because ''I'' don't turn ponies into stone!
** Of course, he turned Equestria into a hell on earth solely for his own amusement, and has a habit of MindRape and BreathTheCutie, again solely for his own amusement, [[MoralMyopia so it's hard to sympathize with him.]] Not to mention he only seemed mad about that because it [[ItsAllAboutMe happened to him]], and give that he's even more powerful than Celestia, there was literally no other way to stop him.
* Sunset Shimmer is implied to be this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''. Even when she is on a mission to steal Twilight's Element, she was only willing to take Spike hostage to lure Twilight and her friends away, and when they show up, she lets him go. She even mentioned that she's not a monster when Twilight tells her not to do him any harm.
* Many of the villains of the week on ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' can show this:
** In the pilot, Kremensky thinks everyone should be nicer to Pam and is suitably disgusted when [[spoiler:Archer gets an erection at the thought of Malory dying]].
** [[spoiler:Charles and Rudy]] from "Honeypot" might be an elite Cuban hitsquad, but even they're disgusted with how Archer treats [[ButtMonkey Woodhouse]].
** In "Placebo Effect", [[Creator/DarrenCriss Mikey]] is horrified when he finds out that he was stealing chemo drugs and replacing them with placebos.
** In "El Contador", [[BigBad Roman Calzado]] does not rape his captives and is disgusted when Archer thinks he would. He even has a sense of fair play when it comes to [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting people for sport]].
** In "Crossing Over", a Soviet sleeper tells Lana everything he knows and begs her to let him defect [[spoiler:because he's terrified of Barry, the new KGB head]]. In the same episode, Boris [[spoiler:disobeys Barry's orders and helps Jakov escape]].
** Popeye is a loan-sharking pimp, but when he takes over the cleaners in Season 3 he insists on making it eco-friendly.
** Ray's brother Randy is an unashamed [[InsistentTerminology drug farmer]] and was ready to kill the county sheriff, but "damned if [he's] gonna contribute to the obesity epidemic".
* Used as a sight gag in the opening of ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', where Gru decides he doesn't want to wait in line at the local Starbucks analog, so he busts out of his freeze ray, freezes everyone in line solid and takes the first customer's order for himself. The camera focuses on the astonished barista as he does so, but then his hands reaches back into frame to put money in the tip jar.
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'': In "Run Pig Run," Loki, disguised as a hot dog vendor, gives Spider-Man an enchanted hot dog, and reveals himself after Spidey takes a bite. Spidey quickly demands to know if Loki spat in the hot dog, to which Loki admits that, while he did think about doing so, even he isn't ''that'' merciless.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': Greedy, amoral bounty hunter Van Rook admits that even he finds it disgusting that the Himilayan Yeti ([[spoiler:actually V.V. Argost]]) murdered people who hiked in the mountain [[ForTheEvulz for fun]] and took their personal belongings as trophies.
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