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[[caption-width-right:276:[[DarkerAndEdgier Don't mess with UNICEF.]]]]

->''"Pepperland is a tickle of joy on the blue belly of the universe... It must be scratched."''
-->--'''The Blue Meanie''', ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine''

Oh, how beautiful a place is the SugarBowl! As are the {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}s that live in it. The best part? Even when menaced by [[HarmlessVillain Mr. Meanie]], nothing bad will ever happen!... [[TemptingFate Right?]]

Not quite. A popular [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] and [[SatireParodyPastiche parody]] of the SugarBowl [[{{Settings}} setting]] and its [[TastesLikeDiabetes overly cute residents]] is to have them get [[CrossesTheLineTwice hilariously and painfully]] [[BloodyHilarious mass]][[KillTheCutie acred.]] Whether it's "Mr. Meanie" [[NotSoHarmlessVillain going stir crazy]], [[RapePillageAndBurn invading]] [[TheEmpire armies]], holocausts, firestorms, disasters, or other acts of PowersThatBe, the residents will suffer for their adorableness with ''[[BreakTheCutie pain.]]''

The inverse of this parody is when the cute critters decide to take the offensive. Whether they're really a [[GangOfCritters gang of]] {{Killer Rabbit}}s, or [[BitchInSheepsClothing secretly evil and planning to]] [[TakeOverTheWorld conquer our world]], they mean our heroes harm in lovably cute [[VillainSong musical numbers.]]

Yet another inverse is when someone throws a GenesisEffect at the CrapsackWorld, possibly changing it into anywhere between a WorldHalfFull or even a full blown SugarBowl.

It should be noted that this ''can'' be played seriously in the case of a VileVillainSaccharineShow or KnightOfCerebus making themselves known. In this case, it's not for parody and is instead showing the new villain is ''not'' to be taken lightly. Done right, this version is normally [[TearJerker downright heartbreaking]].

See also SubvertedKidsShow, SuperweaponSurprise, CrapsaccharineWorld, SurpriseCreepy, TroubledBackstoryFlashback, and SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror. VileVillainSaccharineShow is when the show has a villain that by all rights should cause it, but doesn't...most of the time. ArtStyleDissonance is practically a requirement.

Contrast NoEndorHolocaust, where, by all rights, the actions of the main characters should have led to massive destruction and death, but didn't, because The WordOfGod says so.

[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] someone [[HyperDestructiveBouncingBall on a destructive]] [[CaffeineBulletTime sugar rush]] (though this could conceivably be the outcome) or [[HappyFunBall sugar being used as an accelerant]].
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* An infamous animated promo for a 1983 special report entitled “Green Street Reds” for the KGO (San Francisco Creator/{{ABC}} affiliate) local evening news showed a Soviet [=SAM=] shooting Santa Claus and his sleigh out of the sky. This resulted in many angry calls from parents with [[NightmareFuel inconsolable children]] and the offending clip was quickly pulled. You can watch the clip [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut3OpRzYOJY here]].
* The "Let's All Go to the Lobby" promo parody, [[http://vimeo.com/emkaytwelve/followthesun Follow the Sun]]...
* In an old issue of ''Nintendo Power'', there was a full-page ad for the Nintendo 64 game ''{{Battletanx}}: Global Assault'' which featured tanks blowing up a world of [[LawyerFriendlyCameo absolutely-not-Teletubbies-honest]].
** Likewise, TV ads for the game had the so-not-the-Snuggles-fabric-softener-bear chased down and mauled by one of the tanks.
* The initial advertisement for ''SuperSmashBrothers'' was Nintendo's mascots kicking the crap out of each other to [[SoundtrackDissonance the tune of "Happy Together"]].
--> '''Creator/DonLaFontaine:''' "Something has gone wrong in the happy-go-lucky world of Nintendo."
* The page picture is part of a UNICEF campaign in Belgium using ''TheSmurfs'' to raise awareness of [[Main/TykeBomb child soldiers]] in Africa. The full commercial is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa782wOrUVM here.]] UNICEF had to run the advert late at night to [[NightmareFuel avoid scarring any children for life with it.]] The words at the end are something to the effect of "Don't let war destroy the world of children."
** If you're familiar with other Unicef ads, you probably won't be surprised to hear that they seem to have quite a thing for this trope. Among other things, they had a little girl play with her dog and step on a landmine (all done in what appears to be crayon drawings), followed by a picture of several heavily bandaged, realistically drawn children. Or the other one where storks drop several babies over a city, they slowly land with parachutes, smiling while looking down on the city or up at the sky with those big eyes, then a squadron of evil looking airplanes show up, carpet bombing the entire city, using bombs with psychotic grins painted on them. The ad ends with the babies landing on the smoking ruins of the city, looking frightened and hopeless. You can tell something like this leaves a big impact if someone can recall it after 12 years with great detail, after seeing it exactly once.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0w79cxZReU&NR=1 This ad]] for 13eme rue, a French action and thriller network. The statement translates to "This is how we'll do a children's show if we have to do one".
** [[CaptainObvious They don't want to do a children's show.]]
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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' has the cute little Puchuus, who are actually violent and imperialistic. When they get injured or killed they shift from cute to plain ol' [[{{Gonk}} hideous]], resembling ''{{Golgo 13}}''. There is also a sudden shift from their tiny, adorable cries of "Puuchuu!" to overly dramatic broken English. "Ow that hurt! You make-a me bleeeeeed!". The protagonists seem to enjoy blowing them up and kicking them around.
* ''HibikiNoMahou'' It features extremely cute character designs, some of them very {{Moe}}. But the subject matter and overall tone of the series is dark, considering it's a {{Deconstruction}} of the magical school genre.
* Arguably the entire plot of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''.
** Higurashi's story [[spoiler: is a time loop wherein several characters always start out as schoolyard best friends in a sleepy little rural Japanese town called Hinamizawa. Each cycle of the loop starts out sickeningly cutesy - playground hijinks, characters making nonsense noises ("nipaa") and other characters gushing over how adorable it is, and typical melodramatization of the mundane. Baseball and hide-and-seek, in particular, are seen as SeriousBusiness with the former regarded as an epic battle and the latter subjected to a child's idea of in-depth military strategy. An episode or two into the cycle, though, characters begin to die in horrifically violent, painful and gruesome ways and one character - Rika - is conscious of the cycle of reincarnation and the futility of fighting it. If you've seen the WesternAnimation/SouthPark Mysterion/"Coon And Friends"/Cthulhu episodes, you get the idea. She's Kenny. Only rather than being played for dark laughs, it's played just plain dark. Then, when everyone you care about has been reduced to ashes, wet meat, or a comatose vegetable, the plot reset button gets hit and it's time to watch them suffer all over again.]]
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', another MagicalGirl deconstruction, takes this trope to [[NightmareFuel horrific]] and [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] levels.
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[[folder:Comic]]
* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'': [[spoiler: We get a chilling vision of what ''could'' have happened to Equestria in the form of what the Changelings do to a peaceful land of cute kitty people they just so happened to land in after "A Canterlot Wedding".]]
* ''TheSmurfs'' once had a ''ZombieApocalypse'' complete with TheVirus. [[DaylightHorror Only seen by day.]] And ''all the Smurfs got bitten'', before the cure was spread by accident. And it had lingering effects even after being cured: Grouchy Smurf, the first infected and the one who stayed under its effects the longest, used to not be grouchy before that. Oh, and it predates ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'' by ''nine years''.
** Grouchy's behavioral change ''only'' applies to the original comic book story "The Black Smurfs". The AnimatedAdaptation version "The Purple Smurfs" takes place after "The Smurfette", so Grouchy's behavior there is simply natural.
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[[folder:Fanfic]]
* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Days Of Future Smurfed", the Smurf Village is destroyed in an earthquake in Empath's advanced years. The last Smurf in his generation that he sees dying when this happens is his half-brother Brainy.
* Likewise, Fanfic/TheEndOfPonies.
* The premise of Fanfic/FalloutEquestria and [[Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaPinkEyes its]] [[Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons various]] [[Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaMurkyNumberSeven spinoffs]]. The post-Littlehorn pre-apocalypse Equestria glimpsed through [[TransferableMemory Memory Orbs]] and journals also qualifies, as the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic idyllic fantasy land of Equestria]] becomes a [[CrapsackWorld war-torn, genocidal Orwellian police state.]]
* Unicornicopia being destroyed by Discord in ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''.
* TheTerribleSecretOfAnimalCrossing
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[[folder: Film]]
* The destruction of [[spoiler: Cloud Cuckoo Land]] in Film/TheLegoMovie.
* In ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' there's Oz as a whole, and the land of Teacups and porcelain people in particular. Though there are dangers in Oz most of it highly colorful, whimsical and safe, especially those parts under the good witch [[spoiler:Glinda]]'s protection. The "apocalypse" comes in from the wicked witch besieging it with flying monkeys; the land of Teacups is ''shattered'' and its denizens massacred. Main character China Girl is actually introduced after having had both of her legs broken to bits. The rest of the movie could be seen as an attempt to undo this trope and save Oz.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' - Duloc was already a CrapsaccharineWorld at best, but the ''Scared Shrekless'' special revisits it after everyone's cleared out and it's a run-down, creepy mess. To underline the point, that LyricalDissonance singing booth is now openly threatening.
* In ''Film/WreckItRalph'', [[spoiler:[[TheSwarm the Cy-Bugs completely overrun]] Sugar Rush, forcing an evacuation of all of its residents (except for Vanellope, who is a glitch and cannot physically leave) and almost annihilating their world.]]
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* SavageWorlds first Plot Point campaign, Evernight starts out as a pretty idyllic Dungeon Crawl StandardFantasySetting. And then the monsters that suck out people's innards invade.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''AgentUSA'' is a kid's edutainment game about stopping a ZombieApocalypse brought on by a [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever berserk television set]].
* The little known shareware game ''Blip & Blop: Balls of Steel'' by defunct software house Loaded Studio is all about this: the titular balls start by killing a village of Smurfs (which, incidentally, killed the "great scientist" Gargamel), then destroy (very) thinly-veiled expies of CareBears, Snorks, VideoGame/{{Lemmings}} and various other videogame and cartoon characters. Which are almost all equally evil and murderous.
* In ''VideoGame/BurritoBison'', the Gummies bring this upon themselves by kidnapping Bison to wrestle Jawbreaker. ''Burrito Bison Revenge'' shows just how bad he left it once he escaped: the Arena is ''not'' pretty.
* The Creator/AdultSwim game ''VideoGame/CandyMountainMassacre'' is the essence of this trope. You go play as a {{Badass}} character with a gun in a sweets-themed LevelAte land killing everything in sight.
** The sequel turns things into an out-and-out CrapsaccharineWorld, with one level having you going through what is in all intents and purposes a ''torture chamber'' on your way to off the BigBad.
* ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' has [[spoiler:[[BonusLevel Whimsyshire]], a bright and happy land filled with teddy bears and unicorns that are all trying to kill you.]]
* VideoGame/DinoRun. Cutesy, sometimes hat-wearing pixel dinosaurs, colorful 8-bit GhibliHills... and the premise of the game is that all this is about to be ''destroyed.''
* The end of ''DoshinTheGiant'': The final monument is the Tower of Babel, which blocks out the sun. Since Doshin is an embodiments of the sun, that's bad news. Barudo Island begins to collapse, and the villagers flee in terror while Sudoru ponders the nature of life and death. Doshin holds up the tower to let them escape, but since we've never seen any other land mass, we never see anyone actually get to safety, and it's possible for Doshin to walk off the edge of the world, the only conclusion is that [[InferredHolocaust everyone drowns]]. Finally, with the island sunk beneath the waves, Doshin collapses and becomes a new island.
* The entire point of ''{{Eversion}}''.
* The happy, pious, God-loving populace in ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'' is the first stop for the apocalypse. When we first visit it everybody is smiling, thanking the lord and hugging miniature sheep while the most upbeat music in the world plays; when we revisit death and slaughter greets us and shortly after that the land is covered by oozing darkness.
* In ''[[Videogame/HarmoKnight HarmoKnight]]'', the planet Melodia is a happy, [[BandLand music-themed]] planet. Then meteoroites containing [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] rain down, turning the animals violent and dooming the music loving people to [[CrapsackWorld a world of nothing but noise]], then they knock people ''unconscious'' using their loud noise making powers, then lastly, they [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking kidnap the princess]]. Now that's a really '''BIG''' Sugar Apocalypse! But wait! Why dont we ask [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits those 4 guys over there!]] They'll know what to do!
* VideoGame/HelloKittyRollerRescue has evil aliens invading Earth with the intention of turning everyone on the planet into a cube, complete with a DownerEnding if you fail to defeat the final boss.
* ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' opens with [[EldritchAbomination Dark Matter]] taking over Ripple Star.
** ''The series'' is like this; a demon trying to give everyone horrible and painful nightmares, the Mirror World imploding on itself, a once-cute-then-suddenly-fanged-beast trying to take over Dream Land by '''destroying''' Dream Land... All the while, Kirby is eating everything he comes across. Give or take the apparent thousands of years Kirby could live...
* ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' is either this or the inversion of this: it's a ZombieApocalypse where the protagonist is a hyper-cheerful, bubbly cheerleader whose attacks create rainbows and sparkles.
* A major theme in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'', where the Shroobs' AlienInvasion leaves much of the Mushroom Kingdom in ruins.
** This is the BigBad Smithy's ultimate goal in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'':
-->"Then we could get rid of all wishes, and create a world filled with...WEAPONS!!!"
** One of the most disturbing moments in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' is when you arrive at Sammer's Kingdom just before the world is wiped out. You try to retrieve the MacGuffin in order to stop it... but you can't make it in time and barely escape. Then, when you go back in... it's gone. All of it. Gone.
* ''VideoGame/TheMaw'': Your world is a brightly-colored land full of cutesy, silly critters. You're going to ''eat them all.''
* The whole idea behind ''VideoGame/NaughtyBear'' is playing the role of a serial killer amongst a group of teddy bears.
* One of the core aspects of ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' is the clash between cuter franchises with more mature ones. This reaches its logical extreme in the Franzea level, based on ''VideoGame/LocoRoco''... and is eventually invaded by ''Franchise/MetalGear''. Such MoodWhiplash is stated by WordOfGod to be, partially, the point of the game.
** It gets more disturbing when you play the Dojo stage from ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper''. It starts off with training with Chop Chop Master Onion, and all of a sudden, when the entire town outside of the Dojo is revealed, the music takes on a dramatic change to OrchestralBombing and OminousLatinChanting, and there is a HumongousMecha from ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'' invading the city. Parappa's world is cutesy and colorful, but to see it invaded and destroyed by a huge and devastating machine, all while the little citizens scream and run for their lives. [[NightmareFuel Brrrrrr.]]
* And Raze's Hell.
* ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' Galactic Adventures has two missions made by the cast of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''.
** One of them, [[SugarBowl "Litterbox Gulch"]] is a battle between a variety of adorable creatures and bears. The Cute Creatures inhabit a cutesy land and the bears inhabit a disgusting one filled with lakes of what appears to be poop.
** Another one, entitled "That's My Lunch", is about a little girl named Suzy Woozy leading [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter her pets]] to a place called "Hugz Valley". On the way, you encounter [[spoiler:two monsters called "Blood Beasts", who make you lure Suzy away from her pets so they can lure in a pet to eat. After you have helped them kill them all]], Suzy says [[spoiler: "Death, Murdah, Scweams of the Dyin'! Bwifday Parties are best when they're paid for in souls!" And reveals to you that the Blood Beasts have killed her pets every year and she simply buys new ones.]]
** Many fan-created adventures consist of cute creatures fighting evil creatures, or the other way around. The "Creepy and Cute" parts pack almost encouraged this. Due to the game's cartoony nature, almost all of the violence can be considered this.
* The player's job in ''VideoGame/{{Thwaite}}'' is to prevent this from happening to a village.
* In the ''VideoGame/WildStar'' mission "Shiphand: Space Madness," inhaling too much of a hallucinogenic gas will turn the research station into this, with bright green interiors and rainbows, deer in party hats, and angry sentient lamps trying to kill you.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''BreakfastOfTheGods'' is a webcomic about breakfast cereal mascots in a very grim and serious war. It's surprisingly bloody. The third book is called "Apocalypse Yum".
* [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2008/08/19/strip-44/ This strip]] of ''Chainsawsuit'' shows what happens if you don't play ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' for too long.
* An early ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0091.html strip]] spoofed the classic "Hostess Supervillain" strips, in which [[MarvelComics Marvel]] and [[DCComics DC]] characters were able to DeusExMachina their way out of trouble with the use of DeliciousFruitPies. How does Rich "One Long CrowningMomentOfAwesome" Burlew spoof these? The goblins ''kill'' "Fruit Pie the Sorcerer".
** Randy Milholland spoofed them in a completely different and, well, more [[http://superstupor.com/sust01042008.shtml Milholland-esque]] manner...
** Another [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]] gives us [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0301.html The Battle of Movie Confections]] Where "let's all go to the lobby" takes a turn for the macabre.
** And a ''DragonMagazine'' strip featured a sinister cult of ''breakfast cereal'' mascots, with the title "Cereal Killers".
* ''PennyArcade'' pulls this one all the time. The strip plays it inverted when mocking content filters in ''[[GearsOfWar Gears of War 2]]'' -- the blood and gore is replaced by rainbows and [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/8/11/ confetti.]]
* A recurring motif in the ''PerryBibleFellowship'' strips. Some examples are [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF152-Scorpy_the_Forest_Friend.gif here]] and [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF231-Baby.jpg here]].
* Invoked several times in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' with the [[KillerRabbit Ob'Enn]], a race of cute and fuzzy [[ScaryDogmaticAliens koalaliens]], and played with in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20040913.html this strip]] Also, the diamond beetles. At least from [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20011022.html their point of view]].
* Happens to the Dimension of Lame in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' [[spoiler:when the demons from the Dimension of Pain finally invade]].
* ''VGCats'', frequently and crossing even more lines than Penny Arcade.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* There is a story called [[http://www.jihad.net/nonjihad.html Day of the Barney]] in which the purple dinosaur commands his young viewers to kill all the adults. He then takes over using his armies of hooded, mutant "Beloved Ones" and enforces a children-only world by [[spoiler: having a ceremony occur whenever a child turns 13-years-old: the boys are decapitated, and the girls are brainwashed, locked into ''rape camps'', and forced to give birth to more half-human "Beloved Ones."]] The memorable thing about the story? It was played ''straight'' (and was surprisingly well-written). In the sequel story, it's revealed Barney is actually an [[EldritchAbomination Elder God]].
* [[http://onastick.net/sitz/images/ Hello Kitty 40000]]. "In the grim future of Hello Kitty there is only war" -- "[[http://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/File:MPost4244-motivator1377526vc8%2Ejpg In the grim future of Hello Vader...]]"
* In [[http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/forums/index.php?topic=19297.0 Hatchling]], [[spoiler: the player has to induce this in the Sugar Bowl region of the Sacchari Range in order to reach the true ending.]]
* [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?p=64 This]] legend from ''HitherbyDragons''. And it's certainly not the only one; many, many other stories having coming apocalypses and slaughters happening to a variety of SugarBowl worlds. The entire "Unclean Legacy" story is a bleak landscape that occurs after Gargamel has captured the Smurfs, and [[http://imago.hitherby.com/?p=123 one stretch]] of the story of Ink Catherly is in a corrupted, putrefying version of Candyland.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YZtJdaN_l4 If Balloons Could Talk]]'' by Neil Cicierega poses the titular question. The first few seconds of the hypothetical world involves everyone happily skipping around with their talking balloons, and then...
* The Cyriak Harris Flash cartoon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNwCojCJ3-Q "Meow."]] A Sugar ZombieApocalypse made worse because [[spoiler: headshots and suicide ''don't work.'']]
* Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures Fan Adventures has [[http://mspafa.wikia.com/wiki/You_Know,_For_Kids! a trope]] dedicated to this.
* ''[[http://probertson.livejournal.com/ Paul Robertson's]]'' work is all about this. For example, [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=908674814285543652 Pirate Babys Cabana Battle Street Fight]] emulates a ZombieApocalypse BeatEmUp with {{chibi}} characters.
* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''. Cute anthropomorphic animals right out of ''AnimalCrossing''... in a setting that's Creator/HPLovecraft meets ''Franchise/SilentHill''.
* An almost literal example with [[SCPFoundation SCP-871]]. It is a cake that must be eaten. If it is damaged but not eaten, it will be replaced. If it is not eaten within about 24 hours, a second one will appear. If those two aren't eaten, then four will appear. Smart people have done the math and realized that this could wipe out life on earth in approximately 80 days from a single sample left unchecked. There are, at present, 237 such cakes.
* ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'': This is what happens when the psychopathic serial killer Kirby pays the Mushroom Kingdom a visit. This is also what he did to his homeland Dreamland.
* ''Podcast/{{Treknologic}}'': The Mike-pocalypse manifested itself as this, forcing the crew to review ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* People in the Candy Kingdom on ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' explode when they're scared. So Princess Bubblegum has to resurrect the dead. This results in zombies. So she has a huge slumber party with everyone, with Finn guarding the castle, and he can't tell anyone about the zombies. It's actually a subversion.
** The Cute King and his army of Cuties accidentally do this to ''themselves''. They always fall apart or explode if they work themselves too much.
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''
** The Strawberry Shortcake parody people launch a genocidal campaign of dehumanization and consumption of the Sockbat race.
** The Smurf village is destroyed by a lawnmower.
** Clara lures in cute forest animals so they could get eaten.
* There's an episode of ''TheFairlyOddparents'' involving "the Giggle Pies", which are adorable, cuddly, [[RhymesOnADime rhyming]] puffballs of cuteness. They actually are evil, though, and plan to take over the world by subjugating the populace to their cuteness. They are said to taste like manure, which is how the Yugopotamians beat them: Yugopotamians find manure ''[[BizarreTasteInFood delicious]]''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AlcnJc3sdM "Five Fat Sausages"]] is a disturbing take on the nursery rhyme about [[LetsMeetTheMeat apparently sentient sausages]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath slowly burning to death in a heated pan]].
* ''HappyTreeFriends'' enjoys both repeatedly massacring the cutesy GangOfCritters and causing wholesale destruction of their wooded homeland.
* On ''JimmyTwoShoes'', a {{Unicorn}} OmnicidalManiac Twinkles the Terrible causes planets to explode in an explosion of pink dust, which settles in a heart-shape.
* The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials pilot special]] for the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' series. It starts off with the cutesy sweetness usually associated with the franchise, then reptilian monsters come out of the sky and snatch up ponies to be turned into the dragon-like servants of a demon-centaur named Tirac. ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie'' had some evil witches unleash [[BlobMonster The Smooze]] on Dream Valley, and several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' had Ponyland being threatened with danger, such as the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName chauvinistic penguins]] from "Baby It's Cold Outside" and the magic-stealing Lavan from "Quest of the Princess Ponies".
* The series premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ends on a cliffhanger as a MadGod, [[FallenAngel Nightmare]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Moon]], is freed from [[SealedEvilInACan her thousand-year imprisonment]], captures [[GodEmperor the resident sky-goddess]], and [[OmnicidalManiac threatens the world with extinction]] by triumphantly plunging it into TheNightThatNeverEnds.
** The premiere for the second season gives us the cloud city of Cloudsdale crumbling apart in a vision caused by [[GodOfEvil Discord]] as he presents Rainbow Dash with a SadisticChoice. What's worse is that there's ''nothing to imply this '''isn't''' actually happening!'' [[spoiler: Then Discord [[RealityIsOutToLunch unleashes chaos on all of Equestria]] after having [[CorruptTheCutie corrupted the mane cast]] to [[WeUsedToBeFriends break the bonds of their friendship]], which pushes Twilight to the edge of the DespairEventHorizon. [[WorldGoneMad Amidst all the destruction]], the vision of Cloudsdale comes true.]]
** In the two-part Season 2 finale, the glorious capital city of Equestria, Canterlot, is invaded by [[spoiler:changelings, an [[TheSwarm insect-like]] race of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]] that [[EmotionEater feed on love]] and in their natural form resemble black [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot zombie insect ponies]] with fangs]]. By the thousands. [[NightmareFuel It's actually pretty creepy.]]
** A flashback sequence near the beginning of the Season 3 premiere displays this happening to the Crystal Empire one thousand years ago after [[EvilOverlord King Sombra]] [[SorcerousOverlord used his immensely powerful]] BlackMagic to [[TheDarkTimes impose an oppressive reign]] and [[SlaveRace enslave the local population of crystal ponies]], [[MoralEventHorizon who are shown bound in chains]]. [[spoiler: His return at the climax of the second episode very nearly causes the same thing to reoccur, with his very presence converting the surrounding landscape into {{Mordor}} again, but the successful return of [[AmplifierArtifact the Crystal Heart]] results in him apparently being KilledOffForReal.]]
** In "Magic Duel," another, [[spoiler: Ponyville-localized]] instance of this trope is enacted by [[spoiler: [[TheMagnificent the]] [[SmallNameBigEgo Great]] [[ItsAllAboutMe and]] [[AnythingYouCanDoICanDoBetter Powerful]] [[ThirdPersonPerson Trixie]], who has acquired a relic called the Alicorn Amulet, which enhances her magic to [[PhysicalGod godlike]] levels. She quickly defeats Twilight in a WizardDuel, banishes her from town, and converts Ponyville into her own private fascist state. The reason she takes her quest for revenge so far is because, unbeknownst to her, the Amulet also an ArtifactOfDoom that is corrupting her the more she keeps using it.]]
* ''RainbowBrite'': Inverted in ''The Beginning of Rainbow Land'' when you find out that [[SugarBowl Rainbow Land]] was originally a lifeless wasteland.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' -- Uses the trope to exhaustion. Serial-killing {{Smurfs}}, genocidal CareBears, bitter StrawberryShortcake, etc. And the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse in the form of ''MyLittlePony''. See the page for a picture.
--> '''Death Pony''': "And I am '''[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Death Pony! ]]
'''"
--> '''Woman''': "Oh, how sad! The poor thing can't hear."
--> '''Boy''': "''No mom, I think he said-''"
--> '''Death Pony''': "[[/folder]]

[[folder: Raaaaarrrrgh ]]
!"
** [[spoiler: They die, by the way.]]
** The gummy bear gnawing her foot off.
** Or Watership Down as done by Fraggle Rock.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** The three-parter, "Imaginationland", in which the land of good thoughts is being slaughtered by the land of bad thoughts.
** This also cued the return of [[spoiler: the Woodland Critters that Cartman had thought up]]. They're a level of nasty so bad that even ''[[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason]]'' didn't want to meet the person that imagined them!
** "Woodland Critter Christmas". The sickeningly cute, (yet devil-worshiping) Woodland Critters are subject to a Sugar Apocalypse. [[spoiler: To be fair, they DID deserve it.]]
** In "Dances with Smurfs", the Smurf village is destroyed by bulldozers. It wouldn't have been so funny if UNICEF had not already been there.
** The Amazon is commonly a victim of the SugarApocalypse in {{Green Aesop}}s. To prevent this, the kids are forced by their parents to [[ManateeGag join a choir to travel to the Amazon]]. The choir is even more sugary. By the end of the episode, [[IncrediblyLamePun nature abhors a vegan]], and they all want to destroy the Amazon.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'', this happened in the backstory, with the old Trollzopolis being destroyed by Simon, as well as a lot of their magic being corrupted and taken. The world almost bit it, too.
* ''WatershipDown''. Played straight, then inverted when you find out what the [[KillerRabbit rabbits]] are capable of doing to ''each other''.
-->'''Fiver:''' The field... the field... it's '''covered with blood!'''
-->'''Hazel:''' Blood? Don't be ridiculous... Why don't you go fetch me a cowslip? There's some fine grass over here.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}''. An evil wizard unleashes his hellish forces on an ugly little hippy-dippy land populated by cutesy elves and fairies. Then there's the big battle scene in which little Rice Krispies mascot look-a-likes get mercilessly slaughtered.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine,'' quoted above, one of these gets the plot moving. The heroes must resort to ThePowerOfRock to save Pepperland.
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