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The AnimationAgeGhetto may have a firm grip on WesternAnimation, but that doesn't mean {{Family Unfriendly Death}}s are absent.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** Deaths include impalement, explosion, and being eaten, done to Ghost Princess, Clarence, and one of the fruit witches from "Dad's Dungeon", respectively. That last one is a rather ''[[BloodierAndGorier bloody]]'' death too.
** In the episode "No One Can Hear You", Freak Deer is killed when a piece of rubble ''snaps his neck''. If that didn't kill him, being chucked into a river to his doom shortly after certainly did.
** In the AlternateUniverse [[FanNickname "Farmworld"]], alternate Ice King is crushed by an unexploded bomb and starves to death; we don't see that but we do see his skeleton, still trapped. Later, after the bomb explodes, alternate Marceline is melted in a toxic pool.
** In [[WhamEpisode "Wake Up"]], [[spoiler:the person that dreams Prismo]] is ''turned to ash'' by the Lich, onscreen. Jake wasn't the only one who was shocked and horrified about that.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Meet Frankenstein,'' the main characters ''bury an (imagined) monster alive'' while singing, "We'll make this place his ''tomb!''" Still not disturbed? Well, the monster was ''nice!''
* The animation version of ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' loved this. One character, a puffed up bullying pheasant, got a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment when he sees the cooked and roasted body of his wife cooling on the windowsill (a death he unintentionally caused). A set of mice babies is impaled on a thorn bush by a vicious butcher bird, who not only gets a KarmaHoudini but gets to mock the other animals for their squeamishness. An ultracute family of newts is hinted to have burned to death. A baby rabbit is shot. Mrs. Mouse (the one who lost her babies) is killed and eaten by ''one of the main characters'', who didn't recognize her. They didn't go for KarmicDeath either; one of the first real villains gets assassinated by the resident SociopathicHero.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Roku's death in the WholeEpisodeFlashback. Basically he gets hit directly in the face by a vent of poison gas and falls over, after which his friend abandons him and his dragon tries to cover him when they're both engulfed in a pyroclastic flow.
** Combustion Man dies from exploding, after his third eye is messed up by Boomerang.
** Jet dies from getting his chest crushed by a jagged chunk of rock. (Thanks to the ever-looming MoralGuardians, his death was rather ambiguous, and they make a gag out of it in "The Ember Island Players.")
--->'''Zuko''': Did Jet just...die?\\
'''Sokka''': Y'know, it was really unclear.
** The deaths of Noatak and Tarrlok in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' die in an explosion, after Tarrlok opens the fuel cap of their getaway boat and activates an electric glove over the top of it. It's not graphic, but it's no less amazing that Mike and Bryan still managed to get away with a MurderSuicide on a Saturday morning Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show.
** Zaheer demonstrates that it is [[AscendedFridgeHorror indeed possible]] to asphyxiate people with airbending. He bends the air from [[spoiler:the Earth Queen]]'s lungs, and her slow death is shown entirely on-screen as she first struggles for breath, her eyes turning bloodshot, and finally collapses. While the dialogue rather jarringly [[NeverSayDie avoids 'kill' or 'dead']] (she was 'taken down', or is 'no more'), there is no ambiguity at all over what has occurred. Once again, it is not ''graphic'' in the sense of bloody violence but is a [[NightmareFuel startling]] example of the trope in such a show.
** Three of the four Red Lotus members get this. Ming Hua is visibly electrocuted to death. Ghazan seemingly dies in a collapsing lava cave. And P'li has her Combusion Bending literally explode in her face, having a breastplate thrown over her head just as she was about to fire her ability.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** The episode where the Joker manages to infect all of Gotham City with his Joker poison on April Fool's Day, rendering all residents of Gotham City into laughing fits with huge, grotesque smiles as they slowly died.
** Clayface lent himself to scenes like this. Two most shocking examples were when he absorbed Batman, and we see Batman's silhouette flailing around inside him, and almost not making it out alive, and when he [[BodyHorror absorbed his "daughter"]], a creation of his clay that had mutated into its own personality.
** So the Ventriloquist has a split criminal personality manifested as a DemonicDummy, Scarface. Scarface technically isn't alive, so he would get butchered in various methods, onscreen. He's been shot up by machine guns (twice) and shredded repeatedly.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'':
** In the episode "Sneak Peek", a tabloid reporter gains the ability to [[IntangibleMan go through walls]]. He finds out that Terry is Batman and Terry tries to convince him not to reveal his secret. Unfortunately, he's hit with a case of PowerIncontinence and starts to be like this permanently, falling through several stories. Terry tries to rescue him, but the reporter couldn't stay tangible for long and just keeps falling, presumably to the center of the earth.
** One episode had the intensely disturbing scene where a man fell into a hole slowly filling with toxic waste. His limbs fell off when he hit the ground.
** The episode about "Splicers" which ended with the Big Bad injecting himself with so much animal DNA he mutated in a gigantic blob-crab-monster. Yikes!
** The episode where Bane's crony died from taking way too many venom-derived slappers, while Bane himself was in an all-but-dead vegetative state.
** The show specialized in doing this while making it a GoryDiscretionShot. People were fed to crocodiles, run over by trains, and exploded. The one that sticks out is the end of "April Moon", where a doctor attempts to save his wife from the gang by giving them new equipment. By the end of the episode, it's revealed that his wife was actually in on it the whole time and was cheating on him with the gang leader. The doctor knows, but the leader doesn't. So he comes in to get upgraded anyway, and the pissed-off doctor tells him that everything will be fine as he ''lowers a drill toward his face''. [[NothingIsScarier Cue black]].
*** The same episode also features the gang's mechanical limbs eventually breaking apart, even leaving one member armless and legless. Despite the fact that they're fake robotic limbs, the writhing and groaning in agony of the gang members is still quite disturbing.
** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', the Joker is killed off fairly early in the story. There are actually two versions of the death scene. Originally, Robin shot the Joker. The MoralGuardians thought this was too violent, so the scene was reanimated to show the Joker getting wet and tangled up in wires, slipping and accidentally electrocuting himself.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'':
** Black Mask pulled a YouHaveFailedMe on his NumberOne by using Nth metal to make him float upward until he's stopped by a ceiling window, talking to him for a bit, then ''opening the window''. It would probably be a lot worse if Mask's next action (picking a new NumberOne with the ''exact same line'' as the one he just killed) wasn't completely hilarious.
** While he [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat actually survives]], it was pretty startling to watch ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'' and suddenly see the Joker falling into a river while his own joy-buzzers electrocute him and he screams while sinking. Add the occasional electrical surge where you see his silhouette sinking deeper into the water. The same movie also has the real death of Dracula: Batman uses a device that stores energy from the sun on him and he is ''burned alive'' and Batman gives him a blow that knocks him into pieces, sending ash and bone everywhere.
* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' had its share of Family Unfriendly Death, often relying [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman on the fact most characters are aliens]] to get away with it:
** The [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} original show]] had [[EvilCounterpart Kevin 11]] killing sentient robot Slix Vigma by impaling him on his Diamondhead arm, and almost give the same fate to Ben. Villain Ghostfreak was burnt to ashes, twice.
** The ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' pilot depicts a [[FacelessMooks Forever Knight]] dying by being disintegrated in the explosion of his own dysfunctional weapon.
*** The premiere episode had a scene that averted the BloodlessCarnage trope on a TV-Y7-FV rating. Specifically, after a particularly intense fight, Ben looks to the stomach of the alien helping him, saying "your suit is leaking water". The alien puts his hand to the bluish liquid, brings it up within view of the camera, and gravely mumbles "that's not water" before falling down into his death throes.
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' had some gruesome deaths of its own. Those include alien crook Zanmaro being eaten alive by a giant carnivorous worm (though this one is played for comedy); FallenHero Carl Nesmith killing his doctor off-screen and leaving his dead body in a cold chamber, where he is found by Ben and Gwen; and AntiVillain Old George being electrocuted by [[EldritchAbomination Diagon]] until he turns into ashes. We also see two cases of ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice just offscreen behind a GoryDiscretionShot. While getting stabbed with swords is a fairly mundane ''way'' to die, it's still pretty high up the "holy crap, did they get away with that in a kids' show?!" chart. Especially given the ''sounds'' we sometimes hear.
* The destruction of NOS-4-A2 in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''. In just a few scenes his left arm is blown off in an explosion, and he is shortly grabbed by the werewolf Ty Parsec, who growls at him before throwing him. We then see him, graphically impaled on a metal spike, thrash around and scream before exploding into pieces. The only way Disney could have been able to get away with this would be because he was a robot and not a living creature.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''. An episode, in the world of ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'', a rather non-violent game with no enemies whatsoever, implied that many of the oddly shaped bricks that made up the wall [[AndIMustScream were in fact former people]]. Kevin and the group were captured and threatened with being turned into bricks and forced to stay trapped as part of the wall forever, complete with a visual of what that might look like. This seems to be a reference to a [[Magazine/NintendoPower Howard & Nester]] [[http://hn.iodized.net/tetris0405.htm comic]] introducing Tetris that featured the exact same plot.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': "[[http://couragede.tripod.com/episodes/episoderamses.html King Ramses' Curse]]". The titular King Ramses is a very gaunt and oddly animated figure with three curses. Two were mostly harmless, but the third was swarms of locust that quickly devour anything and ''anyone'', including Eustace and two anthropomorphic cats.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'':
** One episode has BumblingDad Jack Fenton kill off a ghost by ''squeezing it to death''. True, it was a mutant beast and the ghost blood they ooze was green, but c'mon; that thing popped like a cherry!
** What happened to [[spoiler:Danny's human half in his BadFuture]] in "WesternAnimation/TheUltimateEnemy" manages to combine this with GoryDiscretionShot. Vlad refuses to divulge any of the details, but it's widely considered the most shocking moment in the series.
** Also, the death of Danny's clone -- the disintegrating flesh, the sad, trapped look, the arm reaching out to his "father", the [[AndIMustScream mouth opening slightly...]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' is a bit infamous for having some notably gruesome death scenes. The show's BigBad, Ming the Merciless, is killed off in the beginning of a five-part arc (he got better) and his death scene sees him get vaporized into ash. One villain, Doctor Dark, seems to suffer a DisneyVillainDeath by falling, but the end of the episode reveals he's still alive and in the fall caused him to lose an eye and get half his face horribly disfigured; when he returns in a later episode he's KilledOffForReal after dissolving into a skeleton.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder'', some supervillain's WeirdScience ray gun made the completely human Blue Falcon melt into a blue puddle.
* In ''The First Bad Man'', in a scene that is often cut from television, the villain Dinosaur Dan during one of his robberies walks up to a shaggy haired caveman, pulls up his beard like a curtain, and shoots him in the head at point blank range with a non-bloody hole through his head and he falls over dead.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' has quite a few, and we aren't talking just MechaMooks or [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman EVOs]]. Most onscreen deaths are [[FacelessMooks Providence]] [[RedShirtArmy soldiers]] fighting alongside the main characters. You know things are tough when ''in the very first episode'' you see crashed dropships and the bodies of the Providence operatives that were sent to save Rex from [[BigBad Van Kleiss]]. The show seems to be making a game of killing off said {{Red Shirt}}s in the most brutal ways possible in a kids cartoon. Highlights include a soldier falling into [[OurMonstersAreDifferent EVO]]-piranha infested water, and screaming before being dragged under. The show once even managed to avoid BloodlessCarnage; although it happened with [[BugWar a swarm of giant insects]], the blood splatter they exploded into was red.
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' manages a few. Ripcord makes a HeroicSacrifice early on, Maj. Hidalgo gets vaporized into a pile of ashes by Baroness when he tries to extort more money out of her, and Cobra Commander feeds a pesky [[TheMole mole]] to his giant pet snake.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' contains lots, though it's usually done with a huge dose of BlackComedy, and [[NegativeContinuity everyone's alright by the next episode]]. In one episode Billy is turned into chocolate, and he starts ''eating himself'' until he's only a head. At the end he explodes into chocolate syrup, which Mandy and Grim start eating.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HelpImAFish'', the villain is finally tricked into turning himself from a fish into a full human being... underwater. There are no cuts and no convenient camera angles. He drowns in real time, center frame.
* ''WesternAnimation/HermanAndKatnip'':
** In one cartoon the cat catches several mice, ties them to a stick, and starts roasting them alive with an expression of sadistic glee. The cat and the mice were {{Funny Animal}}s of the most human-like sort.
** In the Christmas episode the [[DesignatedHero supposedly heroic mice]] kill the [[DesignatedVillain apparently evil cat]], turning his corpse (you can tell he died as he makes no movements, not even blinking) into a Christmas tree, plugging his tail into a electric socket, all while Christmas carols play! Is it any wonder that these creepy characters were the inspiration for the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow Itchy and Scratchy]]''?
** A ''lot'' of the Famous Studios[=/=]Harvey Toons cartoons have this kind of carnage. WesternAnimation/BabyHuey was regularly assaulted by foxes and other predators with ''fire axes'' and the like; his indestructibility doesn't make the scenes any less traumatic.
** One cartoon ("A Bicep Built for Two") has Katnip being pursued by a giant body builder cat who stole his girlfriend, in the end Katnip uses two shotputs he'd been using as biceps to smash the bully's skull which kills him because his 9 lives come out. There was [[BloodlessCarnage no blood]], though.
* An unaired ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' short featured a scene where Minnie Mouse buries [[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto]] alive in a nightmare [[GoodAngelBadAngel his conscience]] created while he is forced to stay at Minnie's house while his owner [[MickeyMouse Mickey]] is on vacation. Toward the end of the short Pluto is dragged to Hell by the same conscience!
* In the sixth episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'', we meet a Dr. Mengele {{Expy}} named Herman Mangler. He falls into a toxic waste dump, and we see his body liquefying as he screams "It's eating my flesh!" before he sinks under the water. That is the last we see of him that episode. In the next episode, his ally drains the swamp and retrieves Mangler's corroded, worm-eaten skull. This was on a Saturday morning cartoon, from Creator/SunbowEntertainment, the studio that produced ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' the same year.
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'':
** In one episode the villain '''was impaled on elephant bones'''. Another villain was shot to death with a machine gun.
** "Undersea Urgency", in which an undersea lab is attacked by what can only be described as sabertoothed C.H.U.Ds. As the survivors of the attack are making their way to escape pods, one lady scientist stops to try and grab the body of one of the dead creatures "for future study" (with the entire group yelling at her not to go near it). Whoops! NotQuiteDead! The scene cuts to a GoryDiscretionShot, but the clear implication is that the creature ''bit the woman's face off''.
** In the same episode, creatures like dog-sized piranhas with legs got onto the submarine after EATING A WHALE TO NOTHING BUT BONES ONSCREEN, and in one scene while they were running for their lives from the creatures, a female scientist was too slow, and we got a shot of the creatures swarming her as Race was forced to slam the door shut to prevent them from getting to the rest of them all, and you hear the woman being graphically devoured, complete with squelchy crunching sounds.
** "More Than Zero", the last episode of the ''Real Adventures'' series ever produced. While investigating a haunted house, two scientists get thrown into a room with the walls rapidly closing in on them. And, unlike most situations like that on the show, they die ''horribly'' offscreen. Not to mention the Lovecraftian appearance of the ghost itself and the caretaker dissolving into dust at the end.
** In the movie ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest'', Dr. Zin betrays a scientist named Dr. Devlin who had come to work for him by blasting him with a laser cannon, causing Dr. Devlin's skin to melt off until he's a charred black skeleton and crumbles to ash while screaming in agony the whole time!
** The episode in which Race and the boys faced off against a man who had a literal shadow puppet monster which had already killed several, and could reach them anywhere, at any time, and couldn't be killed since it was just a shadow, so they couldn't shoot it or capture it. Logically, they thought that if they turned out the lights, it would cease to exist. They were wrong-all that did was make the monster invisible!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "[[Recap/{{JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream}} Only a Dream]]", Dream!LoisLane's death gets a ScreamDiscretionShot, but presumably she was either shot through or fried by Superman's EyeBeams.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'':
** In the episode "Big Bro Po" there is a very horrific sequence where Bian's father, Taotie, got in his HumongousMecha and crushed Po to death. At the end of the carnage, Po is shown, dead, on a table, with an apple in his mouth. Taotie then tells Bian that they are GOING TO EAT HIM. Thank goodness it wasn't real...
** In the one-hour special "Enter the Dragon", Po is crushed to death inside of a giant funnel. And this was ''not'' a dream.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** Many cartoons, especially ones directed by Creator/TexAvery and Creator/BobClampett, feature characters committing suicide by shooting themselves in the head; there was no blood though.
** In a MGM cartoon titled "Wild and Woolfy", in one scene the wolf villain comes across his old friend Slim, whom he hasn't seen in years. He greets him by shooting him -- at point blank range -- in the face, and we see his corpse fall over dead.
* The Ghost of Christmas Future sequence in ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol''. Yes, ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' is supposed to be scary at times, but here, Scrooge ([=McDuck=], in this case) is ''pushed'' into his own grave by the Ghost of Christmas Future (played by WesternAnimation/{{Pete}}, cruelly laughing the whole time while taunting "Richest man in the cemetery!"), into a coffin belching hellfire and brimstone!
* In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 the 2-parter third season premiere]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the villain King Sombra is [[LiterallyShatteredLives shattered to pieces]] onscreen. At the time he was the only villain KilledOffForReal, and you can even see his severed horn flying toward the screen.
* In ''Once Upon a Time'' (an adaptation of the fairy tale "Frau Holle"), the evil stepsister TrappedInAnotherWorld passes by an oven filled with animal-shaped cookies that want to be let out. The stepsister refuses to do so, and the animals then burn to death while screaming in agony.
* The ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Fists of Justice" featured one of the giant baby guardians of youth impaled through the chest with a mace-rattle, with a bloody gaping hole in the chest for good measure.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': Spontaneous explosion, being run over, swallowed by a giant space monster, [[RetGone erased from history]], inflated and popped, implosion, etc. [[DisneyDeath They generally]] [[NegativeContinuity got better]], needless to say.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' was notorious for using the MechaMooks loophole to depict scenes of violence that, had the recipients been humanoid, would qualify as {{Gorn}}. Backgrounds of dead robots with close-to-human anatomies [[LudicrousGibs liberally distributed]] and [[SymbolicBlood oil]] ''everywhere'' are common, and every few episodes the titular character will be sprayed with [[HighPressureBlood veritable fountains of oil]] as he mercilessly hacks robots apart. Added to this is a heavy implication that many, if not all, or these robots are completely sentient, just in case you weren't feeling uncomfortable enough.
** One particular episode focused on a robot that had developed a personality, and actually cared about a puppy. The puppy gets held hostage so the robot will fight Jack. It gets cut down in seconds, just like all the others.
** Another episode had a starving family come to Jack looking for food. However, they only eat metal, and think his sword would make a tasty treat. It's only after Jack slices off the face of one of them that they're revealed to be robots disguised as humans, at which point they begin tearing themselves apart and eating each other. Made all the more disturbing by having the red tinted metal under their disguises.
* The GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' starts with Professor Pericles getting [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by the local EldritchAbomination, which kills him from the inside out. Then it absorbs Brad, Julie, and Mr E. Then it proceeds to eat the ''[[KillEmAll entire town]]'', onscreen, dragging them screaming into its maw one by one, complete with slurping sounds.
* The death of the cat people in the otherwise pretty tame ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'': They disintegrate horrifically, and you can actually see ''bone fragments''. And in the flashback, when the pirates force the villagers into crocodile infested waters... their deaths occur offscreen, but you still hear the screams and other horrible sounds, as the camera shows the horrified faces of the two girls that survived because they hid behind a tree.
* The 1981 ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' cartoon depicted Doctor Doom as both looking and sounding remarkably like a robot -- more particularly, Darth Vader -- which may explain why, in his final appearance, robot or not, he is ''slowly vaporized by his own laser and dies screaming.''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In "To Love A Patty" Spongebob grabs some clams and smashes them into little pieces while still alive. The worst is when he holds one in the air for a few seconds before snapping its jaws and breaking the shell in half. You can see that one's tongue fly off.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'':
** Durge surrounds and absorbs Obi-Wan, much like Clayface mentioned above. Then Obi-Wan uses the Force to ''explode'' Durge from the inside out, scattering bits of him all over the room. Durge is shown in a later shot to be NotQuiteDead, but still, that's not pleasant.
** [[HeroKiller General Grievous]] gets two of these as part of his EstablishingCharacterMoment. First a hapless Padawan is ''crushed'' as Grievous lands on him. Then he grabs another Jedi with his mechanical foot, and visibly [[NeckSnap snaps his neck]] before tossing his corpse into the ceiling.
** Grievous' debut in the second season has him murder his way through dozens of clones and senate guards, crushing them and slicing them up. Most of it takes place off screen, but the ''sounds'' are gruesome enough.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** The genetically identical clone troopers are given screentime to establish personalities and likeableness, and are ''still'' killed off. Notable examples include two naval officers being sucked into vacuum by having their escape pod cut open, Sergeant O'Niner's execution, and Cutup's being ''eaten by a giant eel''.
** Trandoshan scavenger Gha Nackht is stabbed through the chest by Grievous after capturing R2-D2; ditto for traitor Senate Commando Captain Argyus (although to be fair, he ''did'' mouth off to Asajj Ventress).
** Pirate Turk Falso was Force Choked by Dooku to death. ON SCREEN.
** Squads of clone troopers [[KillItWithFire burning Geonosians alive]] as they scream and plunge helplessly off a cliff.
** The Rodian Jedi being tortured to death on screen by Cad Bane and the battle droids. When he finally dies, the droid operating the controls announces it in such a disturbing tone of depression in comparison to their usually high-pitched voices, you can't help but shiver.
** Cad Bane is the guy who manages to get away with gangland style, on-screen executions in a children's show.
** A bomber commits suicide rather than be captured by jumping to his death from a balcony.
** In one episode, the enemy general had the local villages bombed instead of the clone troopers. They were full of civilians, children even.
** In "Monster", Asajj Ventress travels to the far side of Dathomir, where she holds incredibly violent contests to determine which Nightbrother clan representative should receive Sith alchemical augmentation and serve as her spy against Count Dooku. She does this by bringing the candidates to an arena, dimming the area lights and ''systematically murdering all but two of them with a scythe on a chain and their own weapons''. Asajj clearly decapitates at least two while laughing maniacally, and when another throws a spear at her, she grabs it in midair only to whip it quite visibly into the chest of another man. Then, after Ventress has selected Savage and brought him back to the Nightsisters to be imbued with their power, the "coven" tests his loyalty—commanding Savage to kill the only other survivor of the games, a man heavily implied to be Savage's blood brother. Savage does so, with a NeckLift and [[NeckSnap the customary follow-up]].
** In the Zygerrian Arc, the prison warden lords over Obi-Wan that, as a Jedi, it's against their code of honor to kill an unarmed opponent, even one as sadistic and evil as him. Captain Rex notes that [[LoopholeAbuse clone troopers have no such rule]] and proceeds to throw an electrostaff [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice clean through him]], his hoverchair loses control and veers into the nearby console, letting the electrocutions finish off what the impalement started. This probably wouldn't have slipped through the censors if the warden wasn't such a utterly evil bastard.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** "The Late Mr. Kent" shows two scenes of a ''gas chamber'' execution. The first is of an innocent man accused of a crime, in which they show him desperately trying to keep his face away from the inrushing gas until Superman breaks in to save him, then in the very last seconds of the episode, as the corrupt cop really responsible awaits his death, he figures out how Clark Kent, who he tried to kill for finding out the truth, was able to survive. Then the scene immediately cuts to the executioner's hand pushing the switch over, and fades out.
** After Dan Turpin frees Superman, and the timely arrival of the forces of New Genesis, Darkseid is forced to withdraw, but not without firing one final Omega Beam, which streaks toward Superman before curving around and ''instantly vaporizes'' Turpin.
** Mala and Jax-Ur go out by getting sucked into a black hole. This would perhaps be [[TogetherInDeath acceptable]], except that, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1iJXOUMJpg well]]...
* ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'':
** In "The Giant Bacteria," Morbulus is turned into the eponymous bacteria monster, who later divides into three parts, each of which is electrocuted to death by the end of the episode.
** In "The Metallikats," Mac Mange shoots Katscratch with his laser gun, launching him across the room and smashing him into a stack of crates, which collapse onto him. He is visibly shown to burn up in midair, and a close up of his burned, smoking hand is seen.
** In "Chaos in Crystal," Warden Meece is turned into crystal and a few moments later knocked over, [[LiterallyShatteredLives shattering into pieces]] all over the floor. He's the only crystallized character not shown turning back to normal at the end when the SWAT Kats reverse everything - the result of that would've been ''quite'' nasty.
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'':
** General Modula killing a soldier he apparently grabbed by the neck. Also a GoryDiscretionShot.
** The Sym-Bionic Titan [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaling]] the Mutraddi with its weapon.
** [[spoiler:Lance stabbing a traitor through the chest]] in the WholeEpisodeFlashback.
** [[spoiler:Octus]] getting impaled by an electric-energy Mutraddi.
* Although it doesn't kill him, what happens to Baxter Stockman in the original ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon definitely was a bit more violent than your average 80's program. Krang decides he's expendable and attempts to kill him by tossing him inside the Technodrome's disintegration unit, and as it activates we see Baxter's skin disappear leaving him as nothing but a skeleton even as he continues screaming the entire time. Again, he ultimately lives since a fly happens to fly inside it as well causing their DNA to merge, but you have to think about what the device would have done if [[FridgeHorror the fly]] ''[[FridgeHorror hadn't]]'' [[FridgeHorror been inside it at the time....]]
* Graphic train wrecks aside, the cast of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' is pretty much guaranteed ContractualImmortality... except for the piece of rolling stock that the Scottish Twins smashed into matchsticks. And the one that Oliver pulled apart. And by implication only, the engines that ''were'' actually scrapped - a few scenes have ''carcasses of 'dead' engines'' in the background.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is a very violent show, exploiting the MechaMooks loophole [[BloodlessCarnage as far as it can]]. Characters are bashed up, blown apart, shot, stabbed... and usually ''alive'' in the next episode. When someone actually ''dies'', it tends to go even further: Tarantulas was vaporized by one of his own mad science devices, leaving nothing but his feet with smoke rising from them. The last we see of Terrorsaur is his desperately outstretched hand slowly descending into the lava. And we'll spare you the details of Depth Charge, Rampage, and [[WaveMotionGun Tigerhawk's deaths]], to say nothing of Dinobot's and Transmutate's heart-wrenching deaths. And Megatron ''shoots Optimus Prime in the head''. He got better, but still, giant gaping hole in the head of one of the biggest adored heroes of a generation.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Blurr gets trapped in a tunnel and crushed by its closing walls. After which his killer (in disguise) casually hands his cube-sized remains over to the nearest Autobot who has no idea what he just tossed down the disposal chute. Considering the show had no "real" deaths up until this point, this made the emotional impact even worse.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'':
*** Cliffjumper's death at the servos of Starscream happens a few minutes into the first episode, achieved via 'Scream jamming his claws through his chest, followed by his poor victim visibly bleeding out [[SymbolicBlood energon]] with a look of utter shock on his face.
*** Bulkhead dispatches a Vehicon by essentially yanking its robo-guts out with his bare hands.
*** A later episode has Tailgate, an old partner of Arcee's, being sliced open by Airachnid causing [[SymbolicBlood energon]] to splatter everywhere. That one probably only got by because they used a GoryDiscretionShot.
*** [[spoiler:Breakdown's]] death at the hands of Airachnid. She lures him into a trap, and then proceeds to ''slice him up''. Then the remains get collected by MECH...
*** Insecticons always seem to be on the receiving end of one of these. One is covered in Scraplets (what are basically Cybertronian army ants) and falls into a chasm while its limbs come apart, another gets into a brutal fight with Megatron, which ends with two of its limbs being torn off before decapitation, and yet another gets toxic shrapnel in its torso after an explosion, causing it to writhe in agony before dying.
*** [[spoiler:Dreadwing]]'s death. He gets a '''giant hole''' blown through his torso, with disturbingly little emotion on the part of his killer.
*** [[spoiler:Megatron]] dies when a giant sword is stabbed through his chest. It's left in his torso for roughly a minute as we see the light fade from his eyes. Too add salt on the wound, he falls from orbit and ends up burning up in the atmosphere.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** "Revelation" contains a scene where Joker gas is released from a giant plant, gassing three firefighters who fall down and die ''onscreen''. They probably [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar got away with this]] because it's only later stated that Joker gas kills people.
** In "Failsafe", the alien invaders [[spoiler:disintegrate numerous civilians, the entire Justice League, and half the main cast on screen.]]
** Season 2 had one early on when [[spoiler:Aqualad]] stabs [[spoiler:Artemis]] in the chest with a clear bloodstain. [[spoiler: It's faked though.]]
** The late season episode "Summit" had Deathstroke shoot [[spoiler: Aqualad and Artemis]] in the chest. While you only hear the gunshots and them falling down, you can clearly see the bloodstained bodies shortly afterwards. [[spoiler: This is also faked. They get up and start walking and talking again, with convincing blood on their chest.]] The same episode also has Ra's Al Ghul stabbed in the back with the blade coming out of his chest. [[ResurrectiveImmortality This is Ra's al Ghul we're talking about, however.]]
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