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[[caption-width-right:278:A [[BlatantLies nice little]] FairyTale: a brother is about to lop his sister's hand off.]]

->''"The Joker in our show could not kill, because it was a children's television show. Instead of him murdering people we would have him give 'em that hideous Joker grin, which in its own way is almost worse."''
-->-- The writers of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''

Violence is funny, as long as no one you like gets hurt. Unrealistic {{slapstick}} violence is funnier still, perhaps because it's clearer it can't happen to the audience, but sometimes shows cross the line.

Maybe the work shows the consequences of violence a little too vividly, maybe the designated target has become too sympathetic. Whatever the reason, the result is prime NightmareFuel.

Sometimes caused by [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids unrealistic expectations]]. People who think all {{Fairy Tale}}s are intended for children (which [[TheFairFolk they weren't always]]) and therefore free from violence (which they weren't, [[ScareEmStraight even when intended for children]]) are often shocked by the degree of violence when they read an un{{Bowdlerise}}d version. The AnimationAgeGhetto can lead to similar assumptions.

If the violence leads to actual death, it's a FamilyUnfriendlyDeath.

Compare ViolenceIsDisturbing, which is aimed towards more mature works.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'' may star [[TalkingAnimal Talking Animals]], but it sure loves this trope. It's not uncommon for battles to turn into a mess of dogs (and {{bears|AreBadNews}} towards the end) and HighPressureBlood. This series ([[{{Bowdlerise}} admittedly rather poorly cut]]) was [[KidsAreCruel extremely popular among Nordic children in the early '90s]]
* Many {{shounen}} series (e.g. ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', ''Manga/OnePiece'' - see below) contain scenes of surprisingly graphic violence considering that most are aimed primarily at kids/early teens.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Sasuke pulling Zaku's arms until they ''dislocate''. There wasn't any blood but the poor guy was screeching like there's no tomorrow. You can understand why this scares the crap out of Sakura, even though that's the guy who just stomped her into the ground a minute ago.
** The climax of the Land of Waves arc, particularly Zabuza's final clash with Kakashi.
** In the manga when the same Zaku had one of his arms blown ''off'' at the forearm because of Shino's bugs (in the anime both arms are just injured).
** Naruto stabbing himself with a kunai to make a promise and remove some poison. The wound healed itself (unbeknownst to Naruto) and the actual scene of him doing it was cut in the broadcast version in the U.S (though Kakashi's line makes it fairly obvious). Oddly enough, later episodes are even more lenient when it comes to censorship.
** When fighting Killer Bee, Sasuke on separate occasion is impaled with multiple swords like a pin-cushion and has so much of the flesh on his chest blow off to the point that you can see his ribs sticking out. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal He's lucky his friends can heal him]].
** In the fight in the manga between [[spoiler:Naruto and Pain]] the latter pins down the former by ''sticking a spike through both of his hands and into the ground''. This is eventually followed by ''six more spikes''; one in each of his arms, hips, and legs.
** Later, from the same arc, [[spoiler:Naruto's eight-tailed form is essentially a fox without any skin, and the nine-tails tries to get Naruto to open the seal by making the seal on his chest into a massive bloody hole]].
** There's also when Gaara crushes some people to death with sand, causing a huge rain-shower of blood to fall. The anime had to make the blood black instead of red, or even Japanese censors probably would have vetoed it. In ''Shippuuden'', a giant chameleon summon is sliced in half with predictably horrible results, but here the blood was red though it vanished along with the chameleon.
** Sasuke fighting Naruto and delivering a head-first piledriver to him on solid rock from over several hundred feet in the air, clearly smashing his head into a bloody impact, his lifeless body dropping limply in the water. The Nine Tails makes him all better, but the visual of it is still nightmarish.
** In the final battle between Naruto and Sasuke near the end of the they both end up severely bruised. They also [[spoiler:blow one of each other's hand off and nearly bleed out, with only Sakura's arrival saving them]].
* ''Manga/YuGiOh'':
** The manga had the Shadow Game between Marik and Mai. Remember how in [[Anime/YuGiOh the anime]], the duelists would lose memories every time they lost a monster or life points? Well, in the manga, the duelists take whatever damage is done to their monsters (it's worse when you realize that in the manga, the monsters don't disintegrate or explode when they die, like in the anime). When Mai's monster attacks Marik's, it chops its head off. So MARIK'S HEAD FALLS OFF, AND HE PICKS IT UP - STILL TALKING. It gets worse. Later Marik summons a horrific electric torture device that looks like something out of the ''Saw'' movies and uses it to electrocute Mai.
** Oh, and remember the [[{{Bowdlerise}} *Cough* "Dark Energy Disks"]] in the Yugi/Arkana duel? Well not only are they back to the original saw blades, one SLICES INTO ARKANA'S LEG AS YUGI FREES HIM AND HE SCREAMS IN PAIN. Yikes.
** Happened quite a bit in the manga back when it was in its early days and the focus wasn't so much on card games, but more on Yami dealing out 'justice'. Almost all of what Yami did was Family Unfriendly Violence, but it wasn't just the bad guys that suffered, oh no. A couple of example of FUV towards the main characters includes Yugi getting ''[[http://www.onemanga.com/Yu-Gi-Oh/48/16/ hung from a chain by the Millennium Puzzle]]'', and Joey/Jonouchi being tortured ''with tazers''. Hoo boy.
** In fact, the very first "game" played in Yu-Gi-Oh involves knives...
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
** Usually avoided but [[spoiler: Sailor Venus']] death comes to mind. [[spoiler:''She gets impaled through the stomach by large stalagmites'' and then burns to death. But don't worry, she gets better]].
** The manga has quite a few fight scenes that involve the villain brutally kicking the senshi or physically hitting them with weapons like a staff. Arguably the worst is in the last volume, when Sailor Moon undergoes an epic NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by [[spoiler:the BrainwashedAndCrazy senshi, who take advantage of the fact that she can't bring herself to harm them back.]]
* Battling in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is usually clean and shown to do little damage. Sometimes the violence is upped though. ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'' has the infamous scene where Blue's Squirtle uses Bite on Red's Charmander. It's not bloody however it is horrifyingly painful ''sounding''. Charmander screeches in pain until Red is forced to put it back in its Pokeball.
* Early chapters of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' were rather graphic, such as when Giovanni froze a Pokemon before splitting it into pieces. Trainers were frequently bruised up in battles as well.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** More than one episode has a battle where a Pokémon is seriously injured or is the victim of a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Probably the earliest in the series might have been Ash's Vermilion City Gym battle, where on his first try Pikachu got the ever-living snot beaten out of it by Surge's Raichu.
** One episode has Cynthia ordering her Garchomp to put her claws to a Galactic members throat, making it very clear that Cynthia will invoke mortal damage if needed. This is a rare case of non-comedic violence against humans and is more aggressive than the anime usually goes for.
* ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'':
** Hareta versus [[spoiler:Mitsumi]] is a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown where both [[WouldHurtAChild he]] and his Pokemon get beat up.
** Koya's Growlithe gets into a terribly one-sided battle against a Gyarados that was so brutal it ended up mentally scarred. It wouldn't even let its trainer touch it afterwards.
* Ash's (ill-trained and disobedient) Charizard versus Richie's Charizard in ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' has Ash's Charizard attempting to ''kill'' Richie's. He bloodily bites into his neck.
* The violence in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' can get downright gruesome at times, as characters are beheaded, their limbs are amputated, they are impaled, crushed under heavy debris, and in one example from ''Steel Ball Run'', completely obliterated into tiny cube-shaped pieces. Someone at Shueisha (or Araki himself) seems to have caught on to this, as from ''Steel Ball Run'' on, the series was published in a magazine targeted at adults.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** The series contains frequent instances of characters being shot, stabbed, slashed, savagely beaten, what have you. This is particularly jarring given the series' [[CrapsaccharineWorld cartoony look]] and the story's (supposedly) [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism heavily idealistic perspective]].
** One such example is when Luffy is captured by the Bluejam pirates during a flashback. One member decides to interrogate him by [[spoiler: beating the everloving crap out of him with spiked gloves, until he is barely conscious. Luffy was SEVEN YEARS OLD at this point]].
** What Robin does to Spandam (particularly how it's shown in the anime), and what Luffy does to Oars. [[spoiler: Both villains get attacked so savagely ''their spinal columns collapse into pieces'']]. As a slight justification with [[spoiler:Oars]], it was the only way to defeat him. [[spoiler:As a zombie, he didn't feel pain, so the only way to destroy him was essentially ripping his body apart in some way. And as stated before, he didn't feel pain from his spine breaking - he simply fell to the ground and commented that he wondered why he couldn't move anymore]].
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'':
** The 4kids English dub somehow got away with [[spoiler:Hao beating Yoh to a pulp and then ''ripping his soul out and eating it''.]]
* Allegedly, ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' received complaints about this from parents during its initial airing due to being broadcast in a time slot usually reserved for family-friendly programming. The fact that GAINAX allegedly had spent so much money on court costs dealing with the complaints resulted in the director and the production team having to [[GainaxEnding redo their int]][[MindScrew ended ending]] due to the unforeseen "budget constraints."
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** For a few examples, we've got dismemberment (Frieza tearing Nail's arm ''singlehandedly'') and impalement (Dodoria once impales a Namekian warrior with his ''fist'', as does Gohan [[SuperPoweredEvilSide SSJ2]] to Bojack.) And those are just a few examples. DBZ is ''brutal''!
** The manga has it even worse (For an example, when Gohan rips apart the Cell Juniors, you can see their ''[[YourHeadAsplode brain splattering around]]''!).
* The ''Manga/FairyTail'' manga, when Lucy is captured by Gajeel. The manga has him just chucking knives at her like a dartboard. They never showed a knife anime version instead he brutally attacks her.
* ''Anime/RayearthOVA'' has several grim moments, notably the girls bleeding as the rune gods they pilot are hurt.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is a battle manga with lots of completely normal shounen violence. That is, until As Nodt drops an EmotionBomb on Byakuya Kuchiki in the most graphic and brutal defeat of the entire story. Byakuya is splattered into a wall, limbs ripped from his body and his entire torso shredded right open to the bone. Literally. His entire ribcage and spine is completely visible. The volume publication deliberately blurs the image compared to the original chapter publication to disguise the torso injury slightly. Apparently even the manga publisher felt that scene was a bit too graphic.
* ''Anime/DaikyouryuNoJidai'' isn't shy about showing how brutal life in prehistoric times could be, with the Tyrannosaurus getting impaled on several other dinosaurs' spikes, and eating several more, including hatchlings.
* ''Manga/MotherKeeper'' has quite a bit of this, in chapter 2 theres a rather graphic picture of the inside of a guy's chest. Later it moves on to slicing kids' heads off, blowing a guy's head off and slicing a guy's torso in half and showing you the inside. During Hunter part 2, a character suffers second degree chemical burns and has his arm sliced off. The series may be a little tamer than some but a lot of work is put into the gore.
* ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' is a shounen manga that at first glance [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForLittleGirls looks like it could be shoujo]]. It's a mostly melancholy story about ThePowerOfFriendship but it does contain two horrifying, though not too graphic, cases of violence. The first one has Nagisa and Mokuzu coming across [[spoiler:Mokuzu's deceased dog cut up and dumped in the mountains by Mokuzu's father.]] The second is even worse but is covered up by a bush, not that it leaves much to the imagination. [[spoiler:Nagisa and her older brother go into the mountains to see if Mokuzu's father really [[OffingTheOffspring kill her]]. He did, and left her dismembered body in the forest.]]
* ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' is [[{{gorn}} notoriously violent]] to the point where Creator/{{Toonami}} used it to show off how its revived block wasn't kid friendly anymore. Despite this, it was run in a magazine geared at middle and high schoolers.
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' looks family-friendly at first, thanks to its vibrant character designs and the general ages of the main cast. Then people start getting picked off, and ''messily'', in the Hunter Exams, and one of the protagonists [[spoiler: rips a serial killer's heart out of their chest.]] Whenever the Phantom Troupe are involved, sweeping amounts of brutal and sudden deaths occur, [[MauveShirt even to named characters,]] and by the time the [[KnightOfCerebus Chimera Ants]] pop up much later in the series, it's not even remotely pretending to be family-friendly anymore, such as when a minor character [[spoiler: is shot in the head, blasted repeatedly afterwards, and her corpse summarily devoured while skirting the limits of GoryDiscretionShot.]] At that point, AnyoneCanDie is in full effect.
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' is about ChildSoldiers used by the Italian government. Obviously it doesn't shy from showing characters get shot and beat up, though it isn't normally done ''too'' graphically.
* ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' is usually rather tame however in order to go into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Berserker mode]] she must shoot herself with a special bullet. It's not bloody, though, and it doesn't appear to hurt. One instance has obvious suicide allusions as she puts a gun to her head and shoots

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries: In the flashback sequence in Celestia's comic Inkwell incurs a pretty nasty [[http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii241/shobonimaster/1396959_740251959325339_624236856_o_zps841961f3.jpg eye-wound]]. Notably it actually seems to have been bad enough to cause permanent damage as eye seems to be partially forced shut the rest of the comic even into her old age in the present day. It also appears to invoke BlackBlood.
* This was one of Bendis and Oeming's goals with ''ComicBook/{{Powers}}'', as they explicitly declared in the afterword to one of the collected volumes. They wanted the violence - especially between anyone other than two supers - to be ugly and painful instead of flashy and stylized. One of the worst moments comes with an arc's {{Muggle|s}} antagonist was caught by the cops after one of her bombs had killed an officer. The "[[PoliceBrutality interrogation]]" was extremely dark and unpleasant, even for a character you had been set up to hate up to this point.
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine gets injured at times, either by crashes or villains, and is shown bleeding, often from the head. She also bleeds from her legs in one nightmare. Other characters get bloody injuries as well, and some are eaten by crocodiles offscreen. There are also a few [[TapOnTheHead taps on the head]] which show blood, sometimes even implied to be deadly.
* A rather infamous issue of the British G1 ''ComicBook/MyLittlePony'' comics has the backstory of the Twinkle-Eyed ponies. Applejack stumbled upon them living underground, enslaved by an evil wizard into digging for gems. The ponies had gone blind due to a lack of light. Applejack saves them when she accidentally pushes the wizard to his death. The blind ponies put gems in their eyesockets to act as eyes from then on.
* ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' is aimed at an older audience than the source but there isn't much above PG in the comic. It does contain some relatively graphic scenes though, such as [[spoiler:the aftermath of Pizzazz's car crash]].

* An ad for Naturesweet Tomatoes decries the idea that squeezing a tomato will give you a hint as to its freshness and flavor. Which it does with a "parody" of a wartime hospital, complete with tomato juice "blood" squirting everywhere and loud, ''agonized'' screams from the damaged produce...
* An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTeC9fKlHSk ad for the Scion XD]] takes the viewer into a dark, gritty, {{dystopia}}n world inhabited by "sheeple", then lets loose monsters called the "little deviants" to tear them apart in a way that's probably meant to [[CrossesTheLineTwice cross the line twice]], or at least provide ComedicSociopathy, but instead comes across as bone-chilling, complete with a [[BloodlessCarnage bloodless severed head sliding into the street]]. The sheeple themselves live on the slopes that border the UncannyValley, as well. See the even creepier webgame version [[http://www.littledeviant.info/ here]]. Also, apparently we're supposed to cheer for the little deviants? Riiiiight. It doesn't help that "sheeple" is generally considered a rather snobby term. Oh, and we're supposed to avoid being "sheeple" by... [[TheManIsStickingItToTheMan doing exactly what the commercial tells us to do and buy a Scion XD]].
* A commercial for a board game called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlrx2tnSw0U Grape Escape]]'' featured happy dancing claymation grapes getting run over by a roller, decapitated with a pair of scissors, and smashed with a boot with each of their expressions more painful than the next, with a catchy parody of "Funiculi Funicula" with lyrics that went something like "Make 'em, take 'em, to the factory. Bash them! smash them! Now they're history!"
* There was a commercial for a game called ''Battle Tanks'' featuring Snuggles the fabric softener bear getting run over then blown to smithereens by a tank, at the end of the commercial Snuggles comes back badly damaged missing her legs, one arm, and an eyeball, and coughing up stuffing. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HXGIFPxbtk Here it is.]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Quite funny, actually.]]

[[folder: Fairy Tales]]
* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/firebird/stories/goldbird.html "The Golden Bird"]], the hero's [[GreenEyedMonster envious]] brothers shove him down a well to kill him, and succeed in trapping him there.
** Similarly, the brothers in [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/412.htm "The Bird Grip"]] throw the hero into a lions' den, and in [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/368.htm "The Golden Blackbird"]], into a lake.
* In "Literature/TheDancingWaterTheSingingAppleAndTheSpeakingBird", the heroine's sisters try to murder their infant nephews and niece, and the heroine herself is put into a treadmill to slave for years.
* In "Literature/TheBlueMountains", the hero must suffer a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown for three nights to free the heroine.
** Also in [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/asbjornsenmoe/threeprincesseswhiteland.html "The Three Princesses of Whiteland"]].
* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/asbjornsenmoe/bluebelt.html "The Blue Belt"]], the hero's eyes are burnt out by a troll and his own mother.
* In ''Literature/TrueAndUntrue'', Untrue gouges his brother True's eyes out in a rage.
** Similarly in [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/rightremains.html "Right Always Remains Right"]], when a man loses a bet and pays up, the other man gouges his eyes out as well.
* In [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Grimms']] [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/8strangemusician.html "The Wonderful Musician"]], the musician traps wild animals to keep them away from him.
* In Literature/TheSevenRavens, the sister loses a bone which she could have used as a key, so she cuts off her little finger and uses it instead.
* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/31girlwithouthands.html "The Girl Without Hands"]], the Devil insists that the miller chop off his daughter's hands.
* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/96threelittlebirds.html "The Three Little Birds"]], the heroine's sisters throw her babies into a river, trying to drown them.
* In "Literature/TheJezinkas", the jezinkas have gouged out the eyes of Johnny's master.
* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/crane/kingoflove.html "The King of Love"]], the hero's mother, by clasping her hands a certain way, magically prevents the heroine from giving birth while she is in labor -- until the hero tricks her into undoing her hands.
** In the Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} [[http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch006.htm "Willie's Lady"]] (Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} #6), the hero's mother also is keeping the heroine in labor without giving birth until the hero tricks her into revealing how she cast the spell, and undoes it.
-->''Of her young bairn she?ll neer be lighter,\\
Nor in her bower to shine the brighter.\\
But she shall die and turn to clay,\\
And you shall wed another may.''
* In ''Literature/TheBrownBearOfTheGreenGlen'', the brothers set on the hero and leave him for dead.
* In [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/223.htm "Clever Maria"]], the king goes to cut off Maria's head on their wedding night; she survives only because she had a dummy ready in her place.
* In [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/038.htm "The Grateful Beasts"]], Ferko's brother put out his eyes and break his legs.
* The trope page image is from "Literature/TheOneHandedGirl", where the heroine's brother chops off her hand.
* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/pentamerone/2myrtle1911.html "The Myrtle"]], after seven women have torn the heroine to pieces and she has been revived, the court is asked what sentence is suitable for those who would hurt her. The villainesses said being buried alive in a dungeon, and so they are.
* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/armlessmaiden/stories/biancabella.html "Biancabella and the Snake"]], the hero's WickedStepmother orders her men to kill the noblewoman Biancabella after she marries her stepson; they don't, but they gouge out her eyes and cut off her hands as evidence that they have. She only gains them back [[BreakTheCutie after much misfortune]] and with the help of a snake named Samaritana, whom she considers her older sister.
* In the Grimms' version of "Literature/{{Cinderella}}", the evil stepsisters first cut off pieces of their feet to fit the golden slipper, and later had their eyes pecked out by birds who were avenging Cinderella.
* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/portugual/pedroso/maidenwithrose.html "The Maiden with the Rose on her Forehead"]], a woman finds a beautiful girl in enchanted sleep in her husband's house. Not knowing she is his niece, she beats her (accidentally reviving her) and burns her all over with a red-hot iron to make her ugly. Then she enslaves her, maltreating her.
** Similarly in [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/sleepingbeauty/stories/youngslave.html "The Young Slave"]] -- where she is not burned but is maltreated so badly that she [[DrivenToSuicide thinks of suicide]].
* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/aulnoy/1892/goodlittlemouse.html "The Little Good Mouse"]], a mouse (who is actually a fairy in disguise) repeatedly bites the evil king and his son, biting the king's tongue, lips, and cheeks, and [[EyeScream eating the son's good eye]].
* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/beautifuldamsel.html "The Beautiful Damsel and the Wicked Old Woman"]], a prince [[RagsToRoyalty marries a peasant girl]] but when she is coming to the wedding with an old woman, the woman gouges her eyes out and thrust her into a cave.
* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/eastsunwestmoon/stories/enchpig.html "The Enchanted Pig"]], the heroine builds a ladder of bones, but runs out, and so cuts off her own finger to use.
* In [[http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/rrPathNeedles.html "The Grandmother's Tale"]], the story that later developed into "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood", the Wolf kills the grandmother and puts her blood in a bottle and her flesh in the cupboard. When Red turns up she says she's hungry. Lucky for her there's wine and meat for her to eat. Then the wolf tells her to take off her clothes and hop into bed with him.
* Lithuanian folklore features cannibal witches who eat children. One of such tales went into absurdity when the witch mutilates herself to death by chopping off all her body parts, because she wants to impersonate some child's mother, who is supposedly lacking both her legs and arms and finally even her head.
* In "Literature/SunMoonAndTalia" (a direct forerunner of "Literature/SleepingBeauty"), the King, rather than kissing the princess like in the tale we're most familiar with, [[DudeShesLikeInAComa he rapes her]]. Which results in her being impregnated and having twins, all while still in a magic induced sleep. It turns out this King is also an already married man, and later when he returns and takes her and the kids back to his castle, he kills his (admittedly wicked) wife so he can marry the princess.
* In [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Grimms']] [[http://www.authorama.com/grimms-fairy-tales-40.html The Juniper Tree]] the WickedStepmother chops her child stepson's head off with a heavy lid, then makes her daughter believe she did it. To hide the body, she cooks it into a stew and feeds it to the father. Later, the evil stepmother is [[spoiler:crushed by a falling millstone]].

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'': Some people had to be carried out of the theater during "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" after seeing shadows of Mickey taking an axe to an animated broom, or our hero nearly get drowned by an ''army'' of animated brooms relentlessly fetching water.
** ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''
*** Basil of Baker Street getting the snot kicked out of him by Ratigan on the face of Big Ben was pretty terrifying for a Disney movie.
*** Ratigan has his pet cat [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath KILL]] one of his henchmen for calling him a rat!
*** His cat got one too when she was supposedly ripped to shreds by the Royal Guard dogs.
** In ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', Herc gets this treatment several times through the course of the movie.
** The final battle in ''Disney/TheBeautyAndTheBeast'' has Gaston starting out by shooting Beast in the back with an arrow, and then ramming him through a window. Then there's his knife stab, which mainly falls into this but is probably one of the bloodiest on-screen deaths in a Disney movie.
** In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', not only is there the FamilyUnfriendlyDeath of Mufasa early on in the movie, but the scene where Scar smacks Sarabi so hard she goes flying, and the fight scene towards the end, with the hyenas presumably killing and ripping apart Scar off screen.
** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' has several musical numbers that take place during death, fire and/or torment sequences, and burning down the whole town.
** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' Elsa was dangerously close to killing two of Hans' guards. This has been argued why the film has a PG rating.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' has a surprising amount for a G-rated film:
** The flashback to the laboratory, complete with a shot of one of the heroes being impaled through the midsection with a giant syringe. Ironically, in the [[Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH book]] the N.I.M.H. researchers were portrayed as normal and actually pretty nice people.
** The shot of the Lost Nine being carried away to their horrible and inevitable deaths in a ventilation fan, screaming helplessly.
** Mrs. Brisby getting a nasty slash across her wrist with a piece of wire, complete with a little puddle of blood on the floor.
** The fight scene between Jenner and Justin. And when Jenner's crony throws the knife in his back.
* The seal in ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' is well-known as a nightmare-inducing creature. The chase scenes are intense enough to be mildly disturbing to some adults, and ''terrifying'' for the small children who are the film's target audience.
* The film ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'' features a scene in which the main characters are suddenly attacked by a vicious and enormous bear, which can be very terrifying for young children (especially seeing the main character get almost crushed to death by said bear).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', is animated, and while it's technically a family film ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids though that is still debatable]]), it's really ''not'' a movie to show your pre-schooler. Unless he has no problems with spider-witches sewing black buttons into children's eyes and then eating the children themselves...
* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' has Thumper pounding the absolute crap out of Flick while he's not fighting back and yelping in pain in the background. Cut to a bruised and battered Flick with Hopper preparing to squish his head. And there's the part where Hopper tries to strangle Flik to death. ''On screen''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', through the first act, any injuries are AmusingInjuries. Then in the second act we get [[spoiler:WALL•E getting violently tasered by AUTO, a dying WALL•E later getting ''crushed underneath the holo-dectetor'' as AUTO violently tasers the button to make it shut, and the film's [[TheDragon Dragon]], GO-4, getting (accidentally) kicked out of a window, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath smashing graphically on the floor by a pool below]]]].
* ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'' is a heartwarming tale about the [[OddFriendship friendship]] between a wolf and a goat. Five minutes in, a goat bites off a wolf's ear, splatting blood over the screen. Not the same goat and wolf, thankfully, but his [[MamaWolf mother]]. And it doesn't end there!
* ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'': Bunny rabbits shredding each others' ears, saying "I'll kill you" with blood on their mouths and paws, a dog biting and shaking rabbits while blood sprays around. Rated U in the UK.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' came in a time where animation was for kids, and got fairly low ratings (Germany: FSK 6, meaning kids 6 and up), but was chock full of graphic violence. It was also marketed at kids with the trailers, but was later taken off the air instead of re-rating it.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}''. See FamilyUnfriendlyDeath for more info.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* If the first two ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' movies were made nowadays, they'd get R ratings. In fact, ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom The Temple of Doom]]'' and ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' were the reason why the PG-13 rating was invented (and the [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade third]] and [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull fourth]] movies earned it).
* The film adaptation of ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' was targeted to the same audience of ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', and yet, despite the DisneyFication process that suffered in comparison with the book, it was still pretty violent, with people being shot and killed, and a very violent Ice bear fight. Specifically, Iorek tears off another polar bear (Ragnar)'s lower jaw , and then bites at the enormous mouthhole that's left. All onscreen.
* ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' (2005) has the cutesy singing puppets that greet the guests catch fire and melt... And Violet Beauregarde being all floppy and boneless as they leave the factory is straight out of ''Film/TheExorcist''. Shiver. Although to be honest that isn't particularly violent...
* 1985's ''Film/ReturnToOz'' has the electroshock treatments in the asylum meant to make Dorothy forget Oz, and the reference to "damaged" patients being locked in the cellars.
* ''Film/ShortCircuit 2''. The entire sequence from when BigBad thrashes Johnny 5 up to Johnny repairing himself is UncannyValley disturbing; the attack was brutal, and Johnny's pitiful cries of mercy don't help. Johnny's silent crawl to save himself - including stealing a car battery to prolong his life and asking for help by writing it on the wall with stilted speech - is also nightmare-inducing.
* ''Film/{{Hook}}'' -- the moment Peter Pan's arm gets cut by Hook.
* ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'', where Music/MichaelJackson [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jsnAYNIk_DE is shot down on his stoop]]. (At about 4 mins into it)
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' was PG-13. Those parents that took their [[MisaimedFandom eight-year-olds]] ''deserve'' the therapy bills they will be fielding for the rest of their natural lives, though admittedly, [[MisaimedMarketing the picture books, sticker sets and lunchboxes]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids didn't help]]. Almost poetically, debate exists over whether this film should actually have been rated ''R'', with the only reasons is apparently avoiding this initially being [[GoryDiscretionShot there hardly being a single on-screen death]] and [[BloodlessCarnage not a single drop of blood]] in the entire movie.
* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' is PG-13, and parents do need to take that "Parental Guidance" seriously in this case. Remember that scene in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' where the woman is threatened by a red-hot poker held close to her face? In this, an iron mask is welded directly to someone's face while still red-hot, with much sizzling and screaming. Worse, we see it from the ''victim's'' POV as it looms closer... closer... *frizzle*.
* ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'': Long before Alice fights the Jabberwock, you see why you ''do not'' underestimate the Dormouse in battle; she is very good at [[ColossusClimb climbing onto any enemy in a fight]] and then [[EyeScream going for the eyes]].
* Much of ''Film/TheThreeStooges''' violent slapstick is humorous by nature, but the short ''They Stooge to Conga'' deserves mention here. Curly gets electrified, set on fire, and literally has his nose put to the grindstone. But Moe has a climbing spike dig into his head, his ear, ''and his eye''. This is why that particular short has rarely been shown on television.
* The original PG-rated ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'' features Splinter being chained to a wall and beaten, the Turtles being mercilessly thrashed by the Shredder, and April's home being burned down, the fire that started being caused by a Foot Clan member swinging an [[AnAxeToGrind axe]] at one of the Turtles, missing, and striking an electrical cable, which causes his body to ''start jerking and smoking''.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is ridiculously violent by superhero movie standards: an elderly lady is shot by a fleeing thug (who later machine guns several people on the sidewalk with puffs of red mist), the thug's driver is shot in the back of the head with a blood splatter, and toward the end of the film a {{Mook}} falls into a propeller with absolutely NO GoryDiscretionShot.
* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
** During the DistantPrologue (which is set in AncientEgypt), several of En Sabah Nur's followers, including his original Horsemen, are either crushed by debris, blasted into skeletons or set on fire--all onscreen.
** Another example from the abovementioned scene; the mutant En Sabah Nur is planning to possess (played by Creator/OscarIsaac) has a HealingFactor, and Apocalypse's servants demonstrate this by ''slicing the mutant's chest with a knife'', revealing red tissue underneath before the wound heals.
** When the ground under Magneto's coworkers is simultaneously dissolved and then reset by Apocalypse, the end result is an assortment of limbs (some of which are still twitching) sticking out of the ground.
** Apocalypse decapitates a trio of Cairo men shortly after meeting Storm, and we see their heads fall to the ground onscreen.
** Blood-splatter galore during [[spoiler:Wolverine's rampage]].
** Mystique [[spoiler:slicing Apocalypse's throat]].
* ''Film/TheLoneRanger'': The film is quite violent at times, but for the most part it's BloodlessCarnage with a GoryDiscretionShot or two.
* In ''Film/{{Paddington}}'', Millicent's character has a few surprising moments of this for a family film, such as when she [[spoiler:tortures the cab driver to figure out Paddington's location - even threatening to remove body parts]] and later on [[spoiler:seems to have no problems with the idea of ''killing and stuffing the entire Brown family'' when they challenge her]].

* Creator/KAApplegate's series, ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'', featured much over the top mayhem, including the homicidal alien Riders and Blue Meanies, and the [[EarthShatteringKaboom destruction of the Earth]] by an unstoppable asteroid.
* Speaking of K.A. Applegate, her star series, ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', set new standards for GettingCrapPastTheRadar. In one book, one of the team quits because she can't stand all the violence. What pushed her to this end? She ''ripped the throat out of an alien while in wolf morph'' and when she changed back and went home, her father mentioned that she had something between her teeth. Once she thought "oh, it's just a piece of his throat" was when she broke down.
** Not to mention that, due to morphing being DNA-based, you can get as injured as you want to in morph and still be able to walk home. The author exploits this like crazy. No book is completely without a really graphic depiction of the wounds they sustained in battle, which at times have included severed limbs, knives in stomachs, laser burns, and being bitten in half.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' is rife with this. It's kind of amazing [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar how much violence the authors were allowed to put in them]]:
** Let's see, Cinderpelt [[spoiler:getting her leg crushed by a car]], Brokentail [[spoiler:[[EyeScream getting his eyes clawed out]]]], all of Tigerstar's HighPressureBlood moments, Firestar almost bleeding to death while fighting Scourge, [[spoiler:Berrynose]] getting his tail removed, [[spoiler:Firestar]] getting ''his neck'' caught in a fox trap, the beating that Tigerstar gave a young Scourge, as well as the mental trauma it causes, the few times cats have torn their claws...
** As an apprentice, Brightheart was unfortunate enough to run into a pack of dogs. [[spoiler:They ''mauled half her face off'' and left her lying in a pool of her own blood, and while she lived, she was [[TwoFaced horribly scarred]].]] [[NightmareFuel Yikes]].
** When Lionblaze discovers that his power is to [[spoiler:kick so much ass that by the time he's done, he is absolutely drenched in his opponents' blood]], most fights involving him become rife with this. And don't get me started on most of the prophetic nightmares throughout the series.
** One of said prophetic nightmares is resolved through an absolutely horrifying manner: [[spoiler:Brambleclaw stabbing his murderous half-brother Hawkfrost ''through the throat'' with a stick. Made even worse since Hawkfrost is still ''alive'' for a little while afterwards and [[BloodFromTheMouth gurgling blood]] as he struggles to breath.]]
* The ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' - dear god, where do we START?! Well, how about the rats who worship Jupiter, [[spoiler:a giant mutated cat who breathes fire]], and feed him live sacrifices, while skinning their own prey alive? And the rat who was rude to a higher-ranking officer in his youth, so said officer cut the kid's lips off? And [[spoiler:Madame Akkikuyu's HeroicSacrifice - she throws herself onto a bonfire when she realises Jupiter's spirit is possessing her.]] And on another "upsetting the MoralGuardians" note, it's heavily implied that Madame Akkikuyu started out as a prostitute.
* ''Literature/GuardiansOfGaHoole''. For a children's book series, there's a lot of blood and absurdly gory injuries. For instance, an eagle's tongue is torn out, Ezylryb bit off his own talon, and last of all, the death of the owl Phillip, who was [[spoiler:killed by Nyra by first being slashed across the chest and then HAVING HIS HEART PULLED OUT.]]
* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'':
** The ''Redwall'' series is another fantasy TalkingAnimal young adult/children's series that is also filled with [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath bloody death]] and violence. Some more gruesome deaths (mostly of villains) include: being boiled to death by scalding water, having their spine snapped and ''still living for hours after'', being asphyxiated after paralysis, getting shredded to pieces by pike fish, getting force-drowned, being eaten alive by giants snakes, being eaten alive by [[CarnivoreConfusion cannibals]], being eaten alive by spider crabs, being thrown onto a row of sharpened javelins, being flayed alive, getting a smashed-in skull, being cloven in two with a sword or axe, being stung to death by thousands of bees, and the usual [[LosingYourHead beheading]], [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaling]], and [[PoisonedWeapons poisoning]]. Several good guys die this way as well.
** And in non-death violence, one BigBad gets half of his face ripped off by a hawk. Another survives gets bitten in the head by an adder and has [[TwoFaced a hideously deformed and flayed face]] to show for it. Yet another has his paw ripped off. One mook gets smashed hard into a wall (and survives). Another mook is tortured on a rack before being strung up and shot full of arrows.
* ''Series/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' novels:
** One of the reasons the BBC gave for the terminating the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novels was that they had gone overboard on the sex 'n' violence. The BBC Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures that followed included such stories as ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresTheCityOfTheDead The City of the Dead]]'', where the Doctor does horrible things to his broken leg, and ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresInterferenceBookOne Interference]]'', where he spends most of the first book being pointlessly[[note]]his guards probably didn't even care what he knew[[/note]] tortured in a Saudi cell.
** The [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations Target Novelisations]], which ''were'' aimed at children, weren't particularly fluffy either. "The Twin Dilemma" is about as pointlessly violent as ''Series/DoctorWho'' ever got, but the book contains three pages of extremely graphic description of Peri being strangled by the Doctor, dwelling particularly on the feeling of thumbs driving down into her throat and a description of her gagging on her tongue.
** The Telos Novellas, which were aimed exclusively at adult fans, are even used as an example of this on the TARDIS Wiki where it points out that 'family franchise' means 'the whole family can find something to enjoy in the fictional world' and ''not'' that 'everything in the franchise is suitable for children'. The Wiki specifically highlights a scene in ''Wonderland'' where Ben and Polly have to make a room of acid-addled hippies vomit by sticking their hands down their throats, in case any of them have taken the evil LSD that drives the plot, and follows it up with a suggestion that parents read the book first before allowing their children to read it. In terms of psychological violence, ''Ghost Ship'' shows the [[NervesOfSteel typically cheerful and fearless]] Fourth Doctor struggling in the PsychologicalTormentZone and being {{Mind Rape}}d into a mental breakdown, and also features a scene where the Doctor finds [[DropDeadGorgeous the drowned body of a naked woman who committed suicide as a result of the torment]].
* While the books is family friendly and not as violent as the other examples, Creator/RosemaryWells 1973 book "Benjamin & Tulip" is very violent compared to the [[WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool other works the author]] [[WesternAnimation/MaxAndRuby is more well-known for]]. The book deals with a duo of raccoons causing a fight with each other with their [[http://static1.squarespace.com/static/512283dde4b03a5603c9f151/512283dde4b03a5603c9f15a/54db6adde4b0fa0ca47ed75c/1423665886010/benjamintulip004.jpg?format=500w aunt worried about the two]]. The book contains lines such as "I'm going to beat you up." and "You're crushing for a brushing!". The book also contained scenes such as [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmy5urpyRR1ql4tg0o1_r1_1280.jpg Benjamin attempting to throw a big watermelon onto Tulip]], [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/cf/f4/e2/cff4e2f2d38414d5b2f3b0d170b19a98.jpg spitting watermelon seeds at each other]], [[https://yearofrandomreading.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/img_1316.jpg?w=300&h=225 Benjamin throwing the same watermelon onto Tulip's face]], and [[https://yearofrandomreading.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/img_1315.jpg?w=300&h=220 Tulip throwing mood all over Benjamin]]. In modern books, she avoids showing any of her characters showing or attempting any types of violence.
* ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' is supposed to be a LighterAndSofter alternative to the adult aimed ''Literature/TheOtherworld'' series. It's only mildly more kid friendly overall (mostly simply removing sexual content and profanity). For example, the series has graphic descriptions of Chloe's budding {{necromancer}} abilities.
* ''Literature/OutOfTheDust'':
** The book has some [[BodyHorror pretty graphic]] descriptions of what happens to Billie's mother after [[spoiler:Billie accidentally douses her with kerosene]]. It also goes into depth on how painful Billie Jo's injuries are (emotionallly and physically) after the accident.
** The writer, Karen Hesse, discussed this trope and WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids at her [[DeathByNewberyMedal Newbary Medal acceptance speech]] in 1998:
-->Occasionally, adult readers grimace at the events documented in ''Out of the Dust''. They ask, how can this book be for young readers? I ask, how can it not? The children I have met during my travels around the country have astonished me with their perception, their intelligence, their capacity to take in information and apply it to the greater picture, or take in the greater picture and distill it down to what they need to know.''
-->Young readers are asking for substance. They are asking for respect. They are asking for books that challenge, and confirm, and console. They are asking for us to listen to their questions and to help them find their own answers. If we cannot attend always to those questions, to that quest for answers, whether our work is that of librarians, writer, teacher, publisher, or parent, how can they forgive us? And yet they do, every day (...)
* Her death isn't shown on-screen however ''Literature/TheSecretLifeOfBees'' does go into quite a bit of detail about [[spoiler:May's]] body after her suicide.
* The children's book ''Dear Hound'' is aimed at a 7-9 year old audience. It has [[spoiler:the protagonist Allfie]] accidentally getting shot by hunters. He nearly dies of his injuries but ends up saved.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', which in the UK is considered and treated as a children's show (unlike other parts of the world that air it) has been a regular target of criticism over its violence and scariness ever since it first hit the airwaves in 1963. It was a particular favorite target of infamous 1970s TV watchdog Mary Whitehouse, who would regularly issue condemnation whenever anyone got killed or an otherwise PG-rated moment occurred.
** Some of the William Hartnell stuff could be especially grisly due to the more relaxed content guidelines of the time (it wasn't until the late 60s that clear standards for what was acceptable for broadcast began to be dictated by the BBC, and until then it was up to the judgement of the producers):
*** According to director Waris Hussein, "An Unearthly Child/10000 Years BC" would have contained a GoryDiscretionShot of a caveman smashing someone's head open with a rock, with a stagehand poised with a hammer and a pumpkin just off screen, but producer Verity Lambert rushed in and ordered him to stop because it was supposed to be for children. The same story also included the Doctor having to be stopped by Ian from [[TokenEvilTeammate bashing someone's head in with a rock on the flimsiest of pretexts]].
*** "The Edge of Destruction" has a still-alarming scene where Susan (driven temporarily mad thanks to a NegativeSpaceWedgie) lunges at Ian with a pair of surgical scissors, then suddenly shreds her bed to pieces with them before collapsing onto it, crying and screaming. This led to the first of the many debates in the media over the years about whether the show was too violent.
*** "The Aztecs" contains a scene where Ian is trying to intimidate a bunch of Aztec warriors by taking them aside with a knife and saying in a very calm, terrifying and unflinching voice that he could stab them to death at any time, in any place, exactly when they least expect it. Ian is normally a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who [[DeadpanSnarker makes dad jokes]], not a TerrorHero.
*** "The Reign of Terror" has Robespierre get shot in the jaw and he spends the rest of the episode staggering about in agony.
*** "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" is set AfterTheEnd, opens with the image of a [[WasOnceAMan roboman]] staggering in agony to a festering river and [[DrivenToSuicide drowning himself in despair]], and later shows Barbara chained to a wall with a neck cuff.
*** Ian getting tortured in "The Crusades" by being smeared with honey and left in the desert for ants to chew slowly through his flesh, birds circling above waiting to start on his eyes. Complete with a graphic description from the torturer that this was what would happen.
*** A Saxon woman is gang-raped offscreen by Norwegian military scouts in "The Time Meddler".
*** A man getting a three-inch thorn jabbed graphically through his hand in "Mission to the Unknown", which is going to cause him to transform into a homicidal plant zombie.
** According to the director Morris Barry, "Tomb of the Cybermen" (an unusually scary story even by later standards) got him into serious trouble with the BBC for the scene where Toberman kills a Cyberman. There is a special effects shot where [[AlienBlood awful thick white fluid]] begins spewing out of its crushed lung unit while it spasms and groans itself to a painful death. Barry claimed the BBC told him it was too much but 'children adored it'.
** Much of the footage that survives of the {{Missing Episode}}s is actually the violent bits - the Australian censor board removed them, archived the parts they had cut, and then threw away the actual story. Notable examples include Episode 1 of "The Underwater Menace" (which preserves an extended sequence of Polly being forcibly anaesthetised in preparation for being turned into a [[{{Cyborg}} fish-person]] while screaming and bellowing in protest) and "The Fury From the Deep" (which preserves the alarming sequence of possessed repairmen suddenly opening their mouths and eyes as wide as they can go and emitting toxic gas).
** "The Web of Fear" was, at the time of broadcast, considered so scary that before the first episode aired, the BBC broadcast a [[ContentWarnings Content Warning]] speech delivered by Creator/PatrickTroughton in character, warning children that this was going to be an especially scary one and asking them to [[WackyParentSeriousChild hold their parents' hands if Mum and Dad get too scared]].
** "Spearhead From Space" has a car accident when a man avoids running down an Auton and instead goes into a tree. We see a shattered windscreen covered in blood.
** "Terror of the Autons" contains a sequence where Jo gets blasted in the face by a Nestene [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever plastic daffodil]] that seals her mouth and nose under a few inches of plastic, instantly glued to her face. Her look of horror as the Doctor tries to pull it off, can't, and dashes away to get help is stomach-churning. The Doctor rescues her by spraying her with acetone. Considering the serial was inspired at least partially about warnings about plastic bags, this had elements of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped about it.
** Barry Letts, when criticised for the violence of the Pertwee era, said he had a policy of BloodlessCarnage - "You never see the spear going in or blood coming out". The show did push this restriction to the limit, and by the early Tom Baker era blood was a common sight.
** The Hinchcliffe years, nicknamed the "GothicHorror period" (Tom Baker's Seasons 12-14) were notorious for this and attracted so much media criticism that Hinchcliffe lost his job and the show was {{Retool}}ed into a LighterAndSofter sci-fi comedy format.
*** "Terror of the Zygons" has the shape-changing Zygon impersonating Harry attacking Sarah with a pitchfork and accidentally getting impaled by it. We don't see anything gruesome, but the way that the scene is shot approaches the SlasherMovie and is one of the most disturbing moments of the era.
*** "The Android Invasion" has Sarah Jane's face falling off, [[NightmareFace revealing a terrifying robot face]] [[EyeScream with protruding eyeballs]]. Robert Holmes famously received a letter about this from an eight-year-old complaining it was too scary (a DramaticReading of which is included as a DVD special feature).
*** "The Brain of Morbius" features some mildish {{Gorn}}, someone getting shot in the stomach and lurching down a corridor oozing blood from his body and mouth as he goes, and some Sarah Jane-related EyeScream moments.
*** "The Seeds of Doom" involves the Doctor snapping a man's neck, threatening people with guns and making Molotov cocktails.
*** "The Deadly Assassin" has a whole episode of the Doctor and the assassin chasing each other around a jungle, getting more and more beaten up as they go, with realistic physical effects. The Doctor getting shot, twice. The Doctor staggering around in a WhiteShirtOfDeath covered in blood and filth with a broken leg and arm. The Doctor shooting a man with a toxic blowgun that causes his leg to blister up, forcing the victim to perform improvised surgery on it with a knife and needle. The notorious {{cliffhanger}} freeze-frame with the Doctor's head being held underwater, making it appear as if he'd drowned. Even Creator/TomBaker had serious misgivings about the sequence, as he has a [[EnforcedMethodActing real-life phobia of being trapped underwater]] and worried his performance was too genuine and disturbing for children as a result. A serious real-life CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming occurred when he decided to check his performance by stopping at a random house in Preston and asking the family inside if he could watch ''Doctor Who'' with them.
*** An ad-lib by Creator/TomBaker to avert what he saw as this in "The Face of Evil" led to one of the Fourth Doctor's most memorable, CrazyAwesome moments. The script called for him to take a man hostage, pull a knife on him, and threaten to slit his throat unless the aliens dropped their weapons. What he actually does in the show is take a man hostage, pull a ''jelly baby'' on him, and [[OnceKilledAManWithANoodleImplement threaten to kill him with it]] unless the aliens dropped their weapons. In both versions, they are terrified and do as he says.
** "Image of the Fendahl" deserves a mention, since even though it was made at the time when MoralGuardians had managed to get the previous producer fired over violence and the executives were watching the show very closely to prevent anything even slightly scary being put in, the script concerns the Doctor fighting a manifestation of the death wish itself, with the characters inside the siege struggling with [[AdultFear despair and suicidal ideation]] as a result of its effects, and the Doctor defeats it by blasting it in the face with a shotgun. There's a definite attempt to avoid showing the audience anything too grisly but it somehow makes it [[NothingIsScarier even worse]].
** The other era of the show that was particularly notorious for this was seasons 21-2, when script editor Eric Saward took a particularly DarkerAndEdgier direction. Particularly controversial incidents included:
*** "Frontios": People are dragged screaming down into the ground, and we see a digging machine controlled by a [[WetwareCPU severed head]]. (The latter scene was actually toned down compared to the script, which had the entire machine made from dismembered human body parts.)
*** "Resurrection of the Daleks": Helpless slave workers escaping into London are gunned down by bogus policemen, and a guy gets his face graphically melted off by mustard gas.
*** "The Twin Dilemma": The Sixth Doctor, in a bout of post-regeneration psychosis, graphically strangles Peri nearly to death.
*** "Attack of the Cybermen": Cybermen torture a character by crushing his hands until they ooze blood.
*** "Vengeance on Varos": A story entirely themed around TorturePorn and {{Snuff Film}}s.
*** "The Two Doctors": A sympathetic character is graphically stabbed to death. A villain is horrifically disfigured with acid and then blown up; his realistic severed leg is then waved around in full view of the camera.
*** "Revelation of the Daleks": We get various views of hideously disfigured victims of Davros's experiments, a character is stabbed in the chest with a huge hypodermic syringe, and Davros's non-paralysed hand is graphically shot to pieces.
** The series 4 David Tennant episode "Planet of the Ood" has some {{Squick}}y violence that wouldn't be out of place on a DarkerAndEdgier sci fi show like ''{{Series/Lexx}}'', going from [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the imprisoned Ood being slaughtered by machine gun and gas chamber]] to a man being painfully ingested by a giant brain, all culminating in a bit of TransformationTrauma as a man rips off the skin of his scalp and coughs up tentacles and a brain to become an Ood. This is also notable for being one of the only times in the revival series that the Doctor [[HumansAreBastards showed little to no remorse for the human victims.]]
** The revival series, while a ''lot'' less violent due to changing societal standards, still managed to sneak some bizarrely gritty violence into "A Good Man Goes to War", which is about a woman being kidnapped and abused in a very sexualised way so that they can kidnap her baby (and with realistic psychological effects on her (for that episode, anyway) rather than the AngstWhatAngst ''Doctor Who'' usually relies on to keep the plots fun), with tons of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rape imagery (crying woman in nightdress sobbing in horror while covered in sticky white fluid).
** "Heaven Sent", the penultimate episode of Series 9, is a WhatDoTheyFearEpisode for the Twelfth Doctor (already in a fragile emotional state after [[spoiler: Clara getting Killed Off For Real in the previous episode]]) in which he must face ''every'' base fear he's ever had in a PsychologicalTormentZone. The result is that, among other things, his hands and face are gruesomely maimed by the sharp-clawed MonsterOfTheWeek.
* ''Franchise/UltraSeries'': Franchise creator Creator/EijiTsuburaya disliked this trope ("don't show anything too violent", he would say to his crew), but a few evidently slipped past his radar (''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' featured quite a number of monster appendages being dismembered). After his death though, series got even more violent, often with {{Family Unfriendly Death}}s. ''Series/UltramanAce'', ''Series/UltramanTaro'', and ''Series/UltramanLeo'' are stellar examples of this, but it was significantly toned down later on.
* Though played for comedy, some of the contestant eliminations on MTV game show ''Series/RemoteControl'' were freaky. Being pulled screaming through the back of the set by people in freaky costumes, while the audience chants your failure like a Roman colosseum... rather disconcerting to a child.
* The black and white television version of ''Series/{{Zorro}}'' had one particularly disturbing episode. Some witty banter between some Spaniards was taking place in the foreground, while Indian slaves were being whipped in the background -- complete with screams.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'': For a comic strip in the mid-20th Century, it was extraordinarily bloody with Tracy often tortured and villains often suffering gory {{Karmic Death}}s when they are not simply shot in the head by Tracy.

* In the Toys/{{BIONICLE}} storyline, Toa Ignika (a "good" character) wins a fight by using his powers to turn Icarax from an EnergyBeing to a flesh-and-blood one, knowing this would be extremely painful since Icarax's armor was not designed with room for organs in mind.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'' is not exactly directed to children, but rather grownups' childhood memories of the (already creepy and somewhat disturbing) children's book ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' (or its [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Disney adaptation]], which was still creepy). The rather naive and innocent protagonist does disturbing things like decapitating card soldiers and burning one of the book's characters, just to give two examples. The fates of the Dormouse and March Hare is also graphic. They get tortured and experimented on by the Mad Hatter in perpetuity.
* Mimi at one point in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'': "Stupid-heads... I'd mimicked her perfectly! You know it! ...I guess I'll congratulate you...by tearing you to little bits like stupid confetti!"
** ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' has more of this than one would expect for a Mario game. Nastasia [[spoiler:throws herself in front of one of Dementio's bullet... things...? to save the count. She doesn't die,]] but it sure looks like it at first. Dimentio also [[spoiler:pretends to brutally murder the whole cast, who don't die, but do end up in the underworld.]] This was quite jarring if you were a 9-year old playing the game for the first time.
** In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', some of the Toads in the audience fall victim to being chewed up by Hooktail (with his mouth open), ''while still being alive''.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', there are enemies in the desert level that, if they spot Link, tuck into a shell, roll after him, and run him over. What makes it so family unfriendly is that the shell is electrocuted. If Link is hit, he goes flying and then lies on the ground, twitching and gasping horribly for a period of time. Although his heavy lightning damage sound effect sounds more like OrgasmicCombat than anything. After you defeat Ghirahim for the second time, he promises to torture Link until he deafens himself with his own screams.
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' has plenty of this [[VileVillainSaccharineShow natur]][[SurpriseCreepy ally]], mostly in its {{Bonus Boss}}es:
** From ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'': [[spoiler:[[BonusBoss ZERO.]]]] A giant white ball with one red eye that [[BloodyMurder shoots its own blood at you]]. You attack it by [[spoiler:shooting in in the eye repeatedly]]. And then, once you defeat its first form, [[EyeScream its eye rips itself out of its body, spraying blood on the screen]].
*** [[spoiler:02]] from ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''. Being [[spoiler:a reincarnation of Zero]], you know what to expect: more eye-bleeding.
** [[spoiler:Marx Soul]]'s death from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'' deserves mention. He is ''ripped in half'' (bloodlessly) while [[HellIsThatNoise screaming ear-blastingly loudly]].
** When [[spoiler:Galacta Knight]] dies, his wings are ripped off. Although not particularly nightmarish, it's still dismemberment.
** The True Arena in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' doesn't end at the normal final boss. Instead, [[spoiler:Sectonia]] proceeds to rip her upper body off of her final form in order to continue fighting.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' can get away with some surprisingly violent scenes. [[spoiler:Terra]]'s fight with Braig in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep,'' for instance, ends with him [[spoiler:shooting Braig's eye out and scarring his face with darkness]] ''on screen.'' The next time Braig shows up, [[spoiler:half his face is covered in bandages.]] He wears an eyepatch in all future appearances.
* ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'': You're shooting at Lord Woo Fak Fak's boils, causing them to [[HighPressureBlood profusely bleed]]!
* ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' had ''Super Sonic'' struggling and getting forcibly de-powered by being electrocuted and having the Chaos Emeralds ripped from his body then drained. What really makes the scene disturbing is how Sonic is screaming in agony as this happens.
** Plus, Sonic slamming through Dark Gaia's eyes, causing them to spurt geysers of green blood. This is why the game was rated E10+.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' parodies this with the [[Radio/GTARadio in-universe animated show]] ''Kung Fu Rainbow Lazer Force''. Ostensibly a [[TheMoralSubstitute Christian version]] of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', the show features its protagonists violently murdering people for their sinful behavior, complete with a healthy dollop of {{Gorn}} -- and that's before you get into the show's [[TheFundamentalist questionable religious and cultural politics]]. The opening theme tune even has the characters proclaiming that "sex is bad, and violence is good!"

* Anytime ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'''s undead warlock Richard shows up, there's going to be absolutely GOBS of this slung around. True, the comic isn't even remotely meant for children, but even some adults can experience a good deal of Squick at his bony, undead hands.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'' has some characters die some pretty horrible deaths.
* ''{{Website/Neopets}}'' was made by, and for college kids when it first started. The early plots all were filled with black comedy, where the staff members (fictionally) were killed off one by one (The players got to vote on who died.). The site was made kid friendly after two years, but the old pages from some of the early plots still exist.
** Some vestiges of it still remain in more recent plots. Galem's death was particularly grisly, for one...
*** [[http://images.neopets.com/faerieland/crash_fede37c686.jpg THIS]]. [[ColonyDrop That]] [[TheBadGuyWins is]] ALL.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' had this real, real hard. Despite being called a series for toddlers, we see animals being spiked, run over, dying in front of our eyes, bitten to death, being eaten, getting shot in the ass and various other examples.
* The short-lived but popular Nicktoon ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' had a plethora of Nightmare Fuel, although asking the famously disturbing Jhonen Vasquez to make a kid's show was...probably not the smartest of ideas to begin with, but turned out fantastically. It was definitely not suited for the station though. For a few examples:
** In the episode "Bestest Friend," Zim befriends an Earth child, and later rips his eyes out; even the fact it's only shown in the shadows doesn't dilute it much. (Though, as Jhonen said, he did get a new pair of eyes.)
*** Just as bad, or worse, is when he falls off the roof of a house after being attacked by a squirrel the eyes made him believe was Zim. The column of smoke implies that the eyes either malfunctioned or exploded when he hit the ground. Supposedly, the only reason he didn't end up pulling a Kenny (dying in more than one episode) was because the network wouldn't allow it.
** Then there was "Dark Harvest," which had Zim going around stealing children's organs and jamming them into himself.
** Or "Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy," where Zim slowly ruined Dib's life by throwing rubber pigs into a time machine, thus causing Dib to become more and more seriously damaged -- ''and eventually killing him.'' (though he's eventually resurrected).
** "Lice" had a school infested by lice, a series of cruel "treatments," a hideous Louse Queen, and the clincher, -- Zim's skin can kill lice. After the threat is eliminated, we get to see a ''skinned-alive'' Zim writhing around screaming "THE PAIN!"''
** "Bolognius Maximus" turned Dib and Zim into sausages. Sure, they hit the reset button right after, but the damage would be done at that point.
** In the episode "Hamstergeddon" Peepi the class hamster is tampered with by Zim and he becomes a giant monster that begins to eat the students (we see him pull them under the floor and we hear crunching sounds), he then goes on a rampage and steps on many people, at the end of the episode was a message saying that no hamsters or people were harmed, that was probably the only way Jhonen was able to get away with it.
*** In the [=DVD=] commentary he constantly and explicitly says "she's dead/he's dead". Then he goes on about the large amount of people who died ''during'' the message saying that no one was harmed!
** The episode "Game Slave 2" had Gaz stalking Iggins, the stupid little boy who lied about a preorder and bought the last Game Slave 2 after she'd been waiting in line for hours to get it. It appeared, at the end of the episode, as if Gaz had killed Iggins (after making sure that he'd never have batteries for the system again) but, [[ExecutiveMeddling because Nickelodeon execs took umbrage at this]], they tacked on the wildly out of place "Flying Iggins" ending.
** In "The Frycook from Outer Space" at one point to escape from his job which he hates he hides himself inside a taco which allows a fat alien to eat him and therefore doesn't allow the laser to fry him when he goes by, after leaving the restaurant he bursts out of the alien's stomach leaving a gaping hole in him and spilling his stomach contents on the ground, it didn't seem to bother the alien much.
* The short "Willie the Operatic Whale." It's about a whale who ''sings!'' And this opera manager thinks Willie swallowed an opera singer (silly opera manager!) and sets out to find Willie. Willie is excited ? could this be his big chance? So he sings! Yay, fun! And then he has fantasies about performing on stage! Yay, fun! Then he has fantasies about performing ''Mephistopheles'' and there's fire all around and the audience is sweating horribly and there's a bunch of terrified firemen offstage with a hose just in case the theater catches fire. Then the opera manager harpoons Willie and the animation shows him thrashing about in the water in a far less cartoony style than the rest of the short has. All while the manager-guy gleefully cries "I gotta heem, I gotta heem!"
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'':
** In the episode "Sight For Sore Eyes" the villain Junjie takes over the Jade Palace. After Chao comes back to check, an arrow is shot at him from a group of snow leopards. He catches it... and is promptly shot by a dozen more. Complete with violent sounds. While he doesn't [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat die,]] he is severely wounded and imprisoned. Makes you have second wonders about [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids such a lighthearted show...]]
** In the one hour special "Enter the Dragon", the BigBad needs to remove the legendary Hero's Chi from Po, which he does by sticking him in a giant funnel and literally ''crushing it out of him.'' Oh, and [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath this kills him too]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** In "The Storm", we see how Zuko got his scar. Although we are treated to a GoryDiscretionShot, it's entirely obvious that Ozai ''[[AbusiveParents shot his son in the face with fire]]'' (for speaking out of turn, no less), which would be rather...''disconcerting'' to younger viewers.
** "The Boiling Rock" has a man tortured by being held upside down for a long time, which sounds like CoolAndUnusualPunishment, but is actually quite painful and is a real form of torture.
** In "Appa's Lost Days," Appa gets into a fight with a [[MixAndMatchCritters giant boar crossed with a porcupine]], and although he wins, he winds up stuck with several giant quills. He pulls one out, and not only does he visibly bleed (a rarity for this show), but it is apparently so painful that he roars at the top of his lungs and doesn't bother trying to get rid of the rest. He remains that way for ''days.''
** Bloodbending is first introduced in ''The Puppetmaster''. The victims always look in great pain and shock. Potentially, a Bloodbender could not only manipulate muscles which is implied, but crush the victim's internal organs, stop the heart or, in a similar vein to extracting fluid from plants (killing the plant in the process)... yeah.
** The show's premise itself ("the Last Airbender") is dependent on a genocide that took place in the story universe 100 years prior to the plot of the show. They might not be allowed to use the word itself, but however you look at it, the Fire Nation killing off every single one of the Air Nomads for being Air Nomads is genocide.
*** Aang crying over the skeleton of his dead mentor surrounded by the skeletons of dozens of his attackers is a pretty chilling scene, it has to be said.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** The ''Avatar'' sequel series continues the tradition nicely, taking the already-disturbing concept of [[spoiler:bloodbending]] and turning it into something utterly horrifying It's hard to believe they were even allowed to show [[spoiler:Aang]] screaming in agony as his limbs were twisted the wrong way and his attacker attempted to kill him by [[NeckSnap twisting his neck.]] None of the other [[spoiler:bloodbending]] scenes were quite that violent, but seeing teenaged [[spoiler:Noatak]] practically torturing [[spoiler:his brother Tarrlok]] with it [[spoiler:at his father's request]] was just as disturbing.
** Amon's ability to [[spoiler:remove people's bending]] looks quite disturbing in practice. It's basically framed as a PublicExecution, and his victims fall forward lifelessly with [[DiesWideOpen staring eyes]] and gaping mouths after he does it.
** Pretty much every time Amon attacks a public place could be an example. His takeover of [[spoiler:the Pro-bending Arena during the finals]] is bad enough, but he still manages to outdo himself later on, [[spoiler:kidnapping the entire Republic City council besides Tenzin, gassing the police station, bombing the entire city from airships, and attacking Air Temple Island for the express purpose of capturing Tenzin and his children.]]
** Amon's [[spoiler:bloodbending]] on Korra. They show an extended scene of her being grabbed and tossed around and put in painful poses, complete with her screaming in pain.
** The [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath deaths]] of [[spoiler:Noatak and Tarrlok]] are probably the least family-friendly violence in the entire show -- they die in an explosion after [[spoiler:Tarrlok opens the fuel cap of their getaway boat and activates an electric glove over the top of it.]] It's not graphic, but they still managed to get away with [[spoiler:a MurderSuicide on a Saturday morning Nickelodeon show.]]
** Book 2, if anything, pushes things even further -- it ''opens'' with a presumably lethal ship sinking and remains willing to slaughter extras throughout, as all of [[spoiler:Avatar Wan's]] friends find out the hard way. In one memorable instance, we're treated to the sight of [[spoiler:Professor Zei's]] [[{{Squick}} seventy year old dessicated corpse.]] The show's non-deadly violence continues to be rather disturbing, too -- Korra [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique shoves a man's head in her polar bear dog's mouth to make him talk,]] there's ''another'' terrorist bombing [[spoiler:(this time caused by a ''comic relief'' character!)]], fighting against [[spoiler:bending]] in the Spirit World with no body temporarily erases parts of Korra's arms and torso, and, worst of all [[spoiler:[[GodOfEvil Vaatu]]]] emerges from [[spoiler:Unalaq's]] mouth, rips [[spoiler:Raava]] out of [[spoiler:Korra's]] body, and beats [[spoiler:her]] to death as [[spoiler:Korra]] struggles in helpless agony. [[spoiler:She]] gets [[spoiler:him]] back for it later by putting [[spoiler:her]] hand into [[spoiler:his]] chest and ripping out [[spoiler:Raava]] before [[spoiler:spiritbending him to death.]]
** There are heavy implications that [[spoiler:Suyin]] was attempting to assassinate Kuvira in her sleep. It failed due to Kuvira using a double and she catches [[spoiler:Suyin]].
** Just as a side note, it is more acceptable to show violence in the cartoon ''The Legend of Korra'' than other cartoons, as it's aimed more at teenagers than little children (much like Japanese anime often are), which is somewhat unusual for western cartoons (as western cartoons tend to be aimed at pre-teens and younger children). The only problem could be if for example a parent mistakes it for being a "[[AnimationAgeGhetto kids show]]" and let their eight-year-old kid watch it. That's a rather easy mistake to make given that, target audience aside, it's still rated ''Y-7'' and has aired on Saturday mornings.
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', despite being a beloved and classic cartoon, is famous for having some of the most violent gags ever devised in theatrical animation, especially the older episodes. These include Jerry slicing Tom in half, shutting his head in a window or a door, Tom using everything from axes, pistols, explosives, traps and poison to try to murder Jerry, Jerry stuffing Tom's tail in a waffle iron, kicking him into a refrigerator, plugging his tail into an electric socket, pounding him with a mace, club or mallet, causing a tree to drive him into the ground and so on. Luckily, these are all AmusingInjuries, so there is no blood and gore.
** Oddly enough though, the closest the series ever came to blood was in the recent direct to video film ''Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars'' which features Tom attempting to grab Jerry only to crush a tomato. This leads Tom to believe that he ''crushed Jerry's body to the point that his hand is covered with Jerry's blood''.
*** Later in the same movie, the Martians decide to invade Earth. When they get there, one of the lovable astronauts we had been watching throughout the movie gets up and confronts one of the aliens face-to-face, remarking that he didn't look too tough. The alien gets angry, so he whips out his ray gun and actually vaporizes the astronaut, reducing him to a pile of ash. The aliens then decide to go on a rampage, and start vaporizing every innocent civilian in sight, while you hear their screams of pain. It's not gory, but it's not done in a cartoony style, making it traumatizing and out-of-place in a Tom and Jerry movie.
*** One cartoon directed by Creator/ChuckJones contained another 'false gore' scene. The storyline involved Jerry and another mouse playing malicious pranks on Tom to make him believe he was attacking himself in his sleep. They tried lowering a hangman's noose where he was sleeping, placing a gun on a string nearby, and other stuff. Then the mice poured ketchup on Tom's belly while he was asleep, covered a knife with ketchup, and put the knife in Tom's hand. When Tom woke up, he thought the ketchup on the knife, and his belly, was blood, and that he'd accidentally stabbed himself. When he found out what the mice were doing, he shoved them in a bottle, rigged with a gun that would go off if they tried to escape.
** There is an episode during UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution with Tom messing up a fancy dinner while trying to catch Jerry and another mouse, and being sentenced to death. The last scene is a GoryDiscretionShot showing a faraway guillotine with drums playing. The drums stop, the blade drops, and there is this visceral, organic ''"chok!"'' sound you hear in your nightmares for the next ten years.
** Taken UpToEleven in the direct-to-DVD movie ''The Fast and the Furry'', in which a large number of secondary characters are rather messily KilledOffForReal. To elaborate, [[spoiler:a mother of four is heavily implied to be devoured by jungle insects, a man is cooked alive by a mermaid, a little old lady and her dog fall to their deaths, a MadScientist is vaporized, and a CorruptCorporateExecutive is disintegrated]]. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Say what]]?
* Ironically, this is much less common in Warner Bros' WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoons, where the impact of the violence is often blunted by the recipient's reactions to it (and [[RuleofFunny the usual cartoon exaggeration]]. For example, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck can be shot point-blank with a gun, and come out with nothing more than a misaligned bill and frustration towards WesternAnimation/BugsBunny for getting the upper hand once again.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' mostly averts this, having more of a slapstick type of violence that's over-the-top, yet somewhat tame. However, [[spoiler:''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'' reveals the kids' injuries from the Eds' latest scam: Jonny with a ''bear trap on his head'', Nazz with almost all of her hair fallen off and wearing a magician's box, Kevin looking like he was ''set on fire'', and a chunk of Rolf's torso and arm ''bitten off'', as well as a ''thin, long lump on his head''. Jesus, ''what was the Eds' scam that caused those injuries in the first place?!'']]
** [[spoiler:However, that's nothing compared to the horrifying torture Eddy receives in the hands of his older brother, who ''twists Eddy's leg'' in a way that well past comical and a step higher to horror! The fact that Eddy begs in agony to stop just exacerbates the situation.]]
* The entire ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' series veers between this and BloodyHilarious. Every fight scene with robots involves SymbolicBlood and HighPressureBlood to a ridiculous degree. In numerous cases Jack ends the fight liberally soaked in oil and standing on a mountain of dismembered MechaMook parts. And also in battle sometimes Jack would get full of bloody cuts all over his body. This is actually a parody/homage of samurai films' brutal deaths of combatants.
* For implied violence, the various ''mutilations'' that happen to Baxter Stockman in the 2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' series qualify to an almost ridiculous degree:
## The first time he fails the foot clan he had an eye removed.
## The second time he ended up in a wheelchair and was missing his arm.
## After his first robot body is destroyed, he's reduced to a head connected to a spider-bot.
## After escaping, he's then found again by the Foot and reduced to ''a brain, an eye, and a spinal cord''.
## He eventually makes a new organic body, but it ends up rapidly decaying and driving him insane.
## Finally, after the body is destroyed, he's revived as a brain in a jar again, even though ''he was actually wishing he'd died''.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' has a bad habit of playing incredible violence against minimally superpowered foes as being slapstick or perfectly harmless, even when [[FridgeLogic it should have maimed or killed the person]]. Countless guns are blown up in people's hands with little more than a flinch, thieves slipping and landing on their heads, entire blocks being blown up complete with people panicking, that sorta thing. A nasty example would be the fate of the vile Steven Mandragora. The episode "Double Date" holds him as the Huntress's target, someone she is willing to kill to avenge the parents he killed before her very eyes, and while tough enough to take a punch or sonic wail, not particularly superpowered. The Huntress plans to kill him with a few crossbow bolts. In the episode's denouement, she has the option of killing him in front of his son or letting him back into police custody. Instead of executing him with the crossbow bolts, she refuses to kill and instead... drops a ton of steel I-beams on his head from at least a hundred feet up. [[FridgeLogic Wait, what?]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' does this quite a bit:
** People are routinely thrown across rooms, hit in the jaw with fists/crowbars/baseball bats/two-by-fours, and seen falling 20-30 feet onto their faces, necks, shoulders, etc.. Victims usually sit up a moment later rubbing their foreheads, but even once you realize this pattern, the moment of impact never really gets any less cringe-inducing.
** Even ''Mask of the Phantasm'', which got away with blood and on-screen deaths, has a few glaring moments - most notably, Bruce getting hit in the stomach with a baseball bat, ''which was being held out by a passing motorcyclist'' and thus connected with huge amounts of force, then getting up a few seconds later without so much as a cracked rib. Or, just the Franchise/{{DCAU}} in general has a very violent "kids shows" (though it may not have been intended to be).
** A particularly memorable instance of this occurs in the ComicBook/HarleyQuinn's VillainEpisode "Mad Love". They cut away from the Joker [[DomesticAbuse slapping Harley]] however they clearly show him ''throw her out of a window'' several stories to the ground. Harley survives but we see her on top of rubble, blood coming out of her mouth (averting BloodlessCarnage as well).
* Its distant sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' was no stranger to violence and it's movie, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', was even worse. There are two different death scenes for different characters, one for [[spoiler:The Joker]] and [[spoiler:Bonk, the pale Jokerz]]. The former is either shot in the chest with his own [[spoiler:bang-flag]] gun by his hostage or slips and falls, which entangles him in electrical wires over a pool of water and fries him alive. The latter is shot with a [[spoiler:bang-flag]] gun or sprayed with [[spoiler: Joker Venom gas]] as a warning to the rest.
* This trope comes up a lot in super-hero cartoons. Take ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. We've gotten two scenes of stabbing (one of which where you could see the knife ''go through the hero's back'') [[spoiler: they're were both fake, in one way or another, but still creepy.]]. One of the stand-out examples would be Black Beetle slamming ComicBook/WonderGirl's body repeatedly against a wall for ''ten seconds'' while we get flashes to all her unconscious teammates.
* In one of the early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ComicBook/BuckyBarnes drops a ''drawbridge'' on an unsuspecting HYDRA {{Mook}}. Though to the show's credit, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica briefly seems shocked by what he's just witnessed.
** In "Alone Against A.I.M.", the Technovore violently eviscerates a group of A.I.M. agents. [[GoryDiscretionShot The entire scene is only shown in silhouette]], but it's quite clear what's going on.
* Ever since the writers went off their medication at the beginning of the third season, ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has been a bit like that. In addition to the FamilyUnfriendlyDeath of [[spoiler: Blurr]], we've seen the mangled body of [[spoiler: Ultra Magnus]] and [[spoiler: Sari accidentally stabbing her ''best friend'' Bumblebee through the chest, a near-fatal injury.]]
** How about the EXTREMELY detailed death of [[spoiler: Soundwave]]?
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' is going full-throttle with this. The first episode has [[spoiler: Cliffjumper getting stabbed by Starscream, complete with SymbolicBlood]], while episodes three and four include Bulkhead tearing out an Vehicon's "guts" and Optimus and Ratchet slicing their way through a small army of [[spoiler: the robot undead]].
** Later we get to see CarFu where the Autobots run cars off the road and [[EveryCarIsAPinto blowing up]] at least one of them, with ''human'' mooks inside. As a bonus this is apparently acceptable for Optimus's order to use MINIMAL force.
** In "One Shall Fall" Optimus goes all out on Megatron. He grinds his truck wheels ''into Megatron's face'' and then punches hard enough to spill energon, more SymbolicBlood. You wouldn't ''want'' to see what that would have looked like on a regular human.
* In fact, the {{Franchise/Transformers}} franchise has a history of this, and ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is no exception. It was rare for an episode to end without at least one or two cast members (one of whom was usually [[TheChewToy Waspinator]]) having been grievously wounded during its runtime.
* ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' was full of this: Ren would often abuse Stimpy usually by slapping him or hitting him with any object he could find, and Ren often had some of the worst of the violence done to him like getting hit by a car and reduced to a bloody mess, having his lower body stripped to the bone by a buzzard, having his skin, blood, and organs sucked out by a vaccum cleaner, smashed to a messy puddle with a shovel, electrocuted, set on fire, etc. One episode was banned after one late night airing which included a scene where Ren brutally beat his owner George Liquor with an oar. This episode also was one of the reasons for creator Creator/JohnKricfalusi's firing.
* "Magical Golden Singing Cheeses" is known by many fans as the single most violent episode of Ren and Stimpy. It includes a scene where a court jester scrapes his elbow with a cheese grader, then rubbing it with a lemon, and then poring salt on it. Another even more disturbing scene comes later when Stimpy accidentally stabs a giant's toe with a crow bar, prying off the giant's toe nail.
** Blood has also been displayed several times in the show. One, in "Sven Hoek", where Ren threatens Stimpy and Sven - while saying the line "''tear'' your arms out of the sockets" and very realistically imitating the action, a blood spray is visible for a brief moment.
*** Also, at the end of "The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen". In a scene where hats are being thrown up with triumph, there's also a very indiscreet shot of a bleeding intestine in the air.
*** There were plenty of bloody bandages in a Games episode (oddly) "Ren's Pecs".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' has Captain K'nuckles's story about how he got two wooden hands: When he was a kid he stuck one hand in the garbage disposal, which was ''hand-operated''. Since he couldn't afford to buy a fake hand, he carved a replica of one he saw in a pawn shop... but it was for the wrong hand so he ''cut off his other hand'' and carved another replica for the first hand he lost. Later in that same episode, Flapjack calls K'nuckles a liar, so a gang of people come out, says he stole all his stuff until ''he was reduced to a pair of eyeballs and one wood hand''.
* The earlier episodes of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' was full of this scenes include, an ox getting his arms ripped off by arm crunchers with blood spraying from his stumps, a bird smoking a cigarette coughs up his heart, a dog belonging to a shark tears a man's leg off with blood dripping from it, Heffer's face getting ripped off exposing his skull while riding a rollercoaster, Really Really Bigman ripping off people's arms to give them autographs and tossing a child into the sun, Rocko getting attacked by Earl the bulldog and emerging with a bloody nose and a chunk bitten out of his tail, etc. And Nickelodeon used to call themselves "The First Kid's Network"...
* Given that a large chunk of its characters were robots, Ruby-Spears' ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' was able to get away with dismembering or otherwise mutilating them ([[{{Bowdlerize}} but not on FOX]]), with key examples including--
** Various robots being torn to pieces by Snake Man's [[StrippedToTheBone Search Snake]] weapon.
** Fire Man getting pulled apart by Roll's vacuum arm in ''"The Beginning"''. There's also the threat towards Doctor Light (a human) by Doctor Wily in the flashback-- warning him not to follow him, otherwise Ice Man would freeze him alive, and then Cut Man would ''slice him apart''.
** Guts Man getting a basketball-sized hole blown through his chest with an X-Buster shot in ''"Mega X"'', and having his head literally ripped off his neck by one of the dolls in ''"Crime of the Century"''.
** Roll is seen battling a berserk female cosmetics robot who [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment gave her a bad facial]] in ''"Electric Nightmare"''. It's a fairly standard cartoony fight until the end-- where Roll uses her buzzsaw arm attachment to slice the robot in half across her stomach, her upper half falling to the floor, before Roll switches to her vacuum arm and ''tears her face off''.
** After the attack on Doctor Light's lab in ''"The Big Shake"'', there's not much keeping Mega Man's right arm attached to his body. Similarly, Crystal Man gets his arm blown off at the elbow in ''"The Mega Man in the Moon"'', and is still shown with the wound near the end of the episode.
** Dark Man is reduced to a torso, half an arm, and his head towards the end of ''"The Day the Moon Fell"'', and he's still completely aware of this- even having to drag himself around with his lone arm because no one will carry him when his fellow Robot Masters flee.
** The disruptor chip placed on Mega Man in ''"Bro Bots"'' essentially sent severe electric shocks directly to his "brain". It's supposed to "scramble [his] circuits", but the SFX suggest otherwise.
*** In the same episode, you had Needle Man's first "death" in the Museum scene. He initially threatens [[TheDragon Proto Man]] (Who was pretending to be good at the time to fool Mega Man and his family), but the PsychoPrototype simply walks up to him, reminds him of their plan, and then proceeds to ''[[AreTheseWiresImportant open him up and ]][[https://youtu.be/xNsaP4lsgdw?t=5m24s rip a fistful of wires out of him]]'' before [[GrievousHarmWithABody throwing his still-spasming body at]] Heat Man. Granted, [[DeathIsCheap he got repaired later]], but even for this show's standards, that was just brutal.
** Hard Man's demise in ''"Bad Day at Peril Park"''. He's shown blocking Mega Man's Buster shots with his armour, [[TemptingFate taunting him all the while]] until Mega Man [[FeedItABomb fires a charged shot into his mouth]]. This causes Hard Man to [[OhCrap panic and frantically claw at himself as he realises what's happening]], [[DefeatEqualsExplosion before he swells up and explodes from the inside]].
*** Now normally, [[DeathIsCheap this wouldn't be so bad]]-- but Hard Man is [[LudicrousGibs literally blown to realistic pieces,]] [[https://youtu.be/3-PXy_rFPsM?t=4m21s with machinery and internal mechanisms scattered everywhere]]. Mega Man even picks up one of his disembodied arms (With torn wires and framework hanging out of it) to attain the [[RocketPunch Hard Knuckle]] afterward.
** In ''"Crime of the Century"'', Proto Man fired his ArmCannon into a room of ''humans''. And they didn't move afterward, heavily implying that he actually killed them, ''on-screen''.
*** It's not even the first time Proto Man has directly threatened human beings-- in ''"Bro Bots"'', his revelation as the HeelFaceMole in that episode is met with resistance. So how does he keep the heroes under control? By threatening to shoot a nearby governor in the head--
-->'''Proto Man:''' Now power down, or I'll give Deacon a ''plasma shave''!
** Worst of all however, had to be [[FridgeHorror the implications]] in a scene from ''"Brain Bots"''-- where Doctor Wily places Mega Man into a DeathTrap consisting of a DescendingCeiling with SpikesOfDoom, and with Mega Man strapped to the floor to ensure he can't escape. Fair enough, but what pushes it into this was what Wily said about it; that he uses it to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness "recycle robots he no longer needs into scrap metal"]], meaning that '''''HE'S DONE THIS TO HIS OWN ROBOTS.'''''
*** Considering as well that several Robot Masters-- including Fire Man, Gravity Man, Dive Man, and Star Man-- only appeared in one episode and were never seen nor mentioned again afterward, that speaks volumes.
* ''{{Popeye}}'' would punch animals and turn them into [[LetsMeetTheMeat meat products]] or [[FurAndLoathing fur coats]].
** Happens to birds in the ''Popeye'' versions of both ''Sindbad the Sailor'' and ''Aladdin''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Haunted." It's half-an-hour of a grown man viciously pummeling a teenage boy, while all the boy's friends refuse to believe his attacker exists. [[spoiler:The attacker ''didn't'' exist. Which meant that to the friends, ''he was beating himself up''. And was at one point clearly diagnosed as being under so much stress (for fear of the imaginary attacker) that it was damaging his health.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama'', near the climax of the film Kim kicks Shego into a giant electrified tower that shocks her and then promptly buries her. More than a few people thought that he was not the only one who thought Kim had killed her [[MadeOfIron before she showed up in police custody]]. She was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen meant to die]], but since she's the reason, or a part of the reason, most people watch the show they revamped the ending to make her live.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was full of this especially in the earlier episodes, the most violent things tended to happen to the monsters they fought they sometimes got decapitated, torn in half, impaled, or ripped limb from limb. One of the most disturbing examples is where the girls get addicted to candy to the point where it's treated like a drug addiction, when Mojo Jojo betrays their trust of rewarding them with the candy by stealing it they beat him to the point where he is hideously deformed and has blood dripping from his mouth. They seem to leave Mojo in that state A LOT.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' had this in spades in 'The Ultimate Enemy.' We see some rampant destruction of buildings, but also the effects of the violence on the ghosts and many of the humans--many of them are crippled, or in the case of one human character, ''losing an arm altogether.'' [[spoiler:Vlad also states that in the future, human Danny ended up being killed by his ghost side.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' was working with WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids source material and adapting it for seven year olds, so had to tone down the characters' bloodier excesses ([[FamilyFriendlyFirearms and replace their guns with tanks and flamethrowers]]). It still leaks into this pretty frequently, though. An example is an episode where Sam and Max raise a baby alligator, and discover it won't eat any food except off Max's arm. His arm gets increasingly mangled throughout the episode, until eventually he mentions he's lost all sensation in it, and they both giggle about it. ''The Effigy Mound'', a (now out-of-print) Sam & Max sketchbook, features some of the censors' notes from the show. It becomes readily apparent that they [[CompletelyMissingThePoint weren't any more clued in about this whole "Sam & Max" business]] [[AnimationAgeGhetto than the people who thought it would make for a good kids' show in the first place.]]
* Happened quite a few times on ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' (what do you expect from a show where the Grim Reaper is one of the MainCharacters?) One of the most gruesome examples is when Billy is thrown off his bike and hits the ground face-first; his ''entire face is shredded off'', revealing the muscles and arteries underneath. [[AmusingInjuries He's completely healed five seconds later, but still . . .]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SymbionicTitan''. Aside from the brutal monster battles, some of the human fights can get pretty intense as well. "The Fortress of Deception" features a scene where Lance is taken in for questioning. He is tortured by getting shocked and beaten by a large muscular man, blood is seen trickling from his mouth and he spits some of it out, later that same man is seen lying on the floor in a puddle of blood and teeth.
* Quite a few times on ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** In "Dad's Dungeon", where a fruit witch accidentally eats her [[TemptingApple cursed apple]] and consequently gets covered in vines, which rot off to reveal an apple that has entrapped her. Her two sisters then eat her and what's left behind is a ''bloody apple core covered in bones.'' No not apple juice that sorta looked like blood, '''actual blood''' (it was even visible on the red apple skin). Did we mention this was a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids kid's show]]?
** Another of the worst examples is "No-One Can Hear You", first when the Stag deliberately breaks both of Finn's legs (particularly shocking since it comes out of nowhere and there's no scary build-up). Then at the end of the episode, when a cinder block gets dropped on the Stag's head you can see his skull get crushed and his neck break.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has many instances throughout its long run, and not just [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath deaths]]. If characters aren't killed by lightsaber impalements on-screen, we sometimes have characters getting their limbs dislocated and in some cases, cut off on-screen or tortured (sometimes with visible bruises in the later seasons). WordOfGod says they were able to get away with this a lot because it was a continuation of the [[Franchise/StarWars films]], which already had plenty of the same type of violence themselves. And it was marketed to both kids and adults alike.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar surprising amount of this]] considering that it's a Disney show. Some of the highlights are Dipper nearly getting his tongue cut off with lamb shears, a kid getting eaten alive on screen ([[spoiler:though he was fine by the end albeit "twaumatized" in his words]]), and Dipper embedding an ax in a monster with no [[GoryDiscretionShot gory discretion shot]]. The show has also has shown blood on a few different occasions, such as taxidermy animals bleeding from their eyes and mouths as they chant demonically. One episode also shows a bunch of demons playing a game using a ''dead body'', where, after spinning said body a la Spin the Bottle, the spinner eats whoever it lands on.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' sometimes contains this, though it [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman generally only happens to alien characters]]:
** The episode "Steven the Sword Fighter" has Pearl getting impaled by her sword-wielding hologram-clone. The fact that she's going to be fine thanks to some BizarreAlienBiology isn't explained until ''after'' Steven starts crying over her gem because he thinks she's dead (though Pearl herself does [[KilledMidSentence try to tell him before her body disappears]]).
** The episode "The Return" has [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=67xFiC_O790 this fun scene]] involving Garnet ''brutally getting cut in half while her limbs fall apart'' onscreen.
** In "Bubbled", the Ruby nicknamed "Eyeball" tries to ''stab Steven with a chisel.''
** However, all of this pales in comparison to [[spoiler: [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Lars's death.]] When Lars jumps on top of a Shattering Robonoid, it ''explodes''. Lars goes flying into a wall with a SickeningCrunch and falls a good thirty feet to the floor. While this is an example of BloodlessCarnage, it doesn't make the scene any less shocking, especially since it comes ''entirely'' out of nowhere.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' is aimed at preschoolers and airs on ''Disney Junior'', an early childhood aimed network. Despite this its level of violence is on par with cartoon aimed at elementary schoolers. Fights are not graphic but can look rather painful.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' practically ravolves around this trope. AxCrazy Mr. Cat will use a variety of weapons on [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack]], and in the end he himself will be horribly beaten up (or worse) by Bad Kaeloo.
* ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'':
** In "The Giant Bacteria," Dr. Viper puts a drop of something-or-other onto Morbulus' arm, causing him to start turning into the title monster. The transformation is pure BodyHorror and presented as incredibly painful, as Morbulus turns into a fizzing purple mass and screams in an increasingly distorted, pained voice. Worst of all is when his head transforms; he has eyes in the back of his head and they move up to the front while he's changing.
** In "The Metallikats," the eponymous robot gangsters get pretty violently destroyed. In particular, Mac malfunctions and explodes, and one of his eyes rolls into Mayor Manx's "putt cup" (that thing you hit a golf ball into when playing office golf), while Molly falls off of the Turbokat while trying to kill T-Bone, and we see her hit the street and explode onscreen. But because they're robots, they are revealed to have survived at the end.
** In "Chaos In Crystal," convict turned giant crystal monster Rex Shard is shattered into pieces by a sonic boom from the Turbokat. Bizarrely, this doesn't kill him, it just causes him to return to normal size, alive but unconscious (implying he was only "giant" because of several layers of crystal armor).
** In "Katastrophe," Dr. Viper's mushroom monster assistant takes the full force of an explosion and ends up splattered all over the Turbokat. Because he's amorphous, he's later revealed to have reconstituted himself offscreen (presumably [[Film/Terminator2 T-1000]] style).
** In "The Deadly Pyramid," plucky RobotBuddy endures a ''lot'' of punishment at the hands of the giant mummies, who fling him violently against buildings. He is eventually so damaged he can only lie on the sidewalk, twitching pathetically as he attempts to move. And unlike Mac and Molly, we never do get confirmation that he's survived.
** In "Unlikely Alloys," there's more violence against the Metallikats as Mac gets grabbed by Zed's metal tentacles, lifted into the air, and pulled apart and assimilated as Molly watches screaming in horror. However, his consciousness survives inside of Zed. At the end of the episode, he and Molly (who got assimilated as well) are revealed to be just fine again although a little worse for wear.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' has several examples. While BloodlessCarnage applies, it's still quite shocking:
** In "The Gauntlet," the Shredder dishes out an absolutely ''brutal'' NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the Turtles, including kicking Raphael into an electrified sign and Michelangelo being crushed and stuck under pieces of said sign.
** Slash in "Slash and Destroy," who severely wounds Donnie offscreen, smashes Mikey around, and has an absolutely brutal fight against Raph. Even when Leo joins the fray, he's quickly and painfully smacked off to one side.
** In the second season finale, Leatherhead violently mauls Shredder by shaking him like a rag doll in his powerful jaws.
** In the third season finale, Shredder [[spoiler:runs Splinter through with his blades, killing him.]]
** In "The Tale of Tiger Claw," it's revealed in a flashback that Alopex cut off Tiger Claw's tail, and currently wears it ''as a belt''. Not only that, but at the end of the episode, she slices off Tiger Claw's right arm, ''on-screen'', as a warning that she could just as easily have taken his life.
** In "Requiem," [[spoiler:Rahzar is dragged to the bottom of a river by Leatherhead and drowned. Splinter is killed by Shredder once again, stabbed through the back, and this time his body is flung off of a high building, eliminating any chance of survival.]]
** In "Owari," Shredder [[spoiler:is killed when his head is sliced off by Leo, who then carries it with him and throws it on the ground contemptuously.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/PigGoatBananaCricket'' has lots of this:
** In Fudge Apocalypse, Pig gets shot with lazers.
** In Zombie Broheims, Banana pulls out some Zombies organs.
** In Prince Mermeow Moves In, Prince Mermeow almost gets his head chopped off by a guillotine.

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Yes, this "[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids kid's show]]", has enough violence to give it its own folder.
* "Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy IV". WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}} shoots Squidward with Mermaidman's belt, making him undergo [[TransformationTrauma painful transformations]]. Among them, getting set on fire, losing all skin, and getting cut in half. Later, [=SpongeBob=] shrinks every single citizen of Bikini Bottom. They get their revenge on him by invading his body - he HAS holes everywhere, so invading wasn't much of a problem for them - and ''crushing him from the inside''. This includes breaking his bones, destroying his kidney, punching out his eyes and brain... Yes, it did look creepy and painful.
* In "To Love a Patty", Spongebob killed a flock of scallops with his bare hands to protect his beloved Krabby Patty. At one point, you can see one of the tongues flying out.
* "Plankton's Regular", when [[BigBad Plankton]] rips off his own skin and [=SpongeBob=] has his front skin peeled off by the [[FaceHeelTurn heel turned yellow fish]].
* "Atlantis Squarepantis" has Spongebob and Patrick's flesh melt off.
* "The Krusty Crushers" is full of this.
* In "Dying for Pie", [=SpongeBob=] performs open heart surgery on Squidward, and accidentally cuts his heart. Lots of blood sprays from it.
* "House Fancy" has probably the most infamous example of this: the scene with the leg of a couch ripping Squidward's [[BrainBleach toenail]] off. ''Eeugh''
* In "Enchanted Tiki Dreams" at the beginning, Spongebob and Patrick are caught up in their game they created and Patrick jumps on Squidward's head breaking his neck, and Spongebob steps on his barely intact neck causing his head to fall off, though seconds later he picks it up and screws it back on.
* In "Karate Star", Patrick cuts his own hand off.
* In "Sand Castles In The Sand", Patrick briefly tears off his skin.
* "Squid On Strike" has Squidward tear [=SpongeBob=] in two. You can see his bones and organs.
* "Roller Cowards" has [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick BuriedAlive.
* In "Doing Time" Mrs Puff angrily rips a guard's face off.
* "Restraining Spongebob" has Squidward ''[[{{Squick}} fried alive]]''.
* "Walking the Plankton" has Plankton cut in half by a propeller.
* "The Splinter" is the shining example of this trope: Spongebob gets an oversized splinter ''slowly'' wedged ''deep'' into his thumb (whereabouts in reality, something this deep in your thumb would be scraping the bone by now). Spongebob tries several painfully unsuccessful attempts to remove it which are cringeworthy because they're what real victims of splinters would go through if they couldn't get the splinter out. Spongebob is tearing up from the pain, and he calls Quack...sorry, "Doctor" Patrick to help, but his so-called "help" consists of HAMMERING the splinter FURTHER INTO HIS THUMB so that it swells horrendously, and then the most disgusting part of the episode by miles, dumping garbage on the splinter wound so that it infects and bleeds pus. Concluded by Mr. Krabs removing the splinter and it sprays pus all over his face.
* "Naughty Nautical Neighbors" has Squidward choke on a fork and [[DiesWideOpen fall over with his eyes open.]]
* "Ugh" has Patar[[note]]the caveman version of Patrick[[/note]] impale himself through his lips with a stick that he tried to eat.
* In "Pineapple Fever" Squidward is plucking his eyebrows and accidentally rips one off.
* In "Two Faces of Squidward", Spongebob hits Squidward's face with a door repeatedly, and you can hear Squidward's bones cracking as he groans in pain.
* In "[=SpongeBob=] Meets The Strangler", [=SpongeBob=] [[EyeScream jumps on the titular Strangler's eyes while wearing cleats.]]
-->'''Strangler:''' AAAUGH!!! Get your feet out of my eye sockets!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' I'm trying, but my cleats are stuck in your corneas!
* The recent episode [[ADayInTheLimelight "Mall Girl Pearl"]] has the manager of Hot Dogs On A String cooked alive. Somewhat subverted when it turns out [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction he's still alive, albeit badly burned]].