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Japan has made plenty of influential shows and made some extremely memorable moments for as long as anime and manga have existed. But make no mistake, it doesn't spare them from the burning anger and derision that comes from making decisions such as these.

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Series that have so many that they have to have their own Articles:
* ''DethroningMoment/{{Bleach}}''
* ''DethroningMoment/CodeGeass''
* ''DethroningMoment/{{Digimon}}''
* ''DethroningMoment/DragonBallZ''
* ''DethroningMoment/FairyTail''
* ''DethroningMoment/FullmetalAlchemist''
* ''DethroningMoment/{{Gundam}}''
* ''DethroningMoment/{{Naruto}}''
* ''DethroningMoment/OnePiece''
* ''[[DethroningMoment/PokemonAnime Pokémon]]''
* ''DethroningMoment/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''
* ''DethroningMoment/YuGiOh''


[[folder:Akame ga Kill!]]
* ''Manga/AkameGaKill''
** IMAGINEZapper: Changing my DMOS for ''Akame ga Kill!'' from [[spoiler: Leone's death in the anime]]. I still think its terrible, but after thinking long and hard about it I personally find that the way [[spoiler: Syura]] was defeated in the manga to be much worse. I've long abandoned the ''Akame ga Kill'' fandom but in spite of that I can still get some enjoyment out of the first half of the manga when it was focused on Night Raid vs. the Jaegers. Like many, I felt that the Wild Hunt arc was the beginning of the manga's decline since it threw away many of the potentially interesting plots from the first half but it was when [[spoiler: Lubbock anti-climatically killed Syura]] that I felt the manga had really gone off the deep end. While Syura is an utterly repulsive character, I felt he had the potential to be a strong main antagonist. Unlike the other members of Wild Hunt he is introduced in the middle of the first half and seeing as how he was the leader of Wild Hunt it was pretty clear that Takahiro was setting him up to be a major villain or even the true final boss. The fact that he was an enemy to both Night Raid and the Jaegers gave him an edge over the other antagonists which I thought would have made for a cool EnemyMine team up fight. Obviously, none of this happened and instead [[spoiler: he is killed off by Lubbock without a fight in the middle of the Wild Hunt arc nonetheless and long before the manga has yet to reach its climax.]] Even Ogre and Zank, who were mere [[VillainOfTheWeek Villains of the Week]] that existed just to demonstrate how fights work in ''Akame ga Kill'' ended up putting up more of a fight than Syura. Making things worse is that Syura ends up being a very bad case of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter as his motivations are never explored and all he amounts to being is yet another cartoonishly evil arc villain. [[spoiler: His death also has very little payoff as well, it doesn't move the Wild Hunt arc forward and even leads to Lubbock's death wasting away a character that looked like he was moving towards an interesting character arc.]] Lastly, in spite of being a major character we never get to see his Teigu used in combat nor do we learn what its Hidden Ability is. Let it sink in that the mediocre anime adaptation actually gave him a better fight than the manga and the only reason his fight was included in the anime is because his first appearance was adapted and White Fox didn't want to forget about him.
** Tropers/{{PokeNirvash}}: If there's any reason to reasonably dislike [[spoiler: Leone's death]], it's that [[spoiler: the Minister shot her with a flintlock pistol that fired more than one shot at a time]]. {{Critical Research Failure}}, anyone?
** Falconwing: The one from the Manga that pissed me off the most was [[spoiler: Kurome surviving her final battle with Akame]]. Do I even need to list the reasons? Wave [[spoiler: doing the impossible by gaining use of two Teigu at once]], effectively making him a MarySue (In comparison to the actual main character Tatsumi whose [[spoiler: Incursio is literally subjecting him to a fate worse than death every time he uses it]]), the [[spoiler: destruction of Yatsufasa]] for no good reason... and basically everyone forgiving Kurome for killing and desecrating Chelsea's body. Or [[spoiler: turning her own comrade Run into one of her puppets]], making her a total KarmaHoudini in a verse where virtually every other female villain (except Shizuka so far) was killed off for their crimes. I mean if we are supposed to sympathize with and forgive Kurome, then why weren't we supposed to do the same for Aria, Seryu, Cosmina or Dorethea? There should have never come a day where I would prefer the anime to the manga, but here we are!

* ''Anime/AldnoahZero''
** Tropers/{{chucknormie}}: The ending of the series. So apparently [[spoiler:killing Slaine]] would be too cruel a fate for him, but [[spoiler:forcing him to watch as he is made TheScapegoat for every bad thing that happened during the war, including those that he had nothing to do with]], is not? The worst part is that it's [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Asseylum]] who made that decision. Even regarding what he did to her and her sister in season 2, she is still the sweetest, kindest character in the show, so for her to do something like that to someone who did serve her faithfully for many years is massively OOC.
*** Tropers/ElvenQueen: Oh, [[SarcasmMode it gets better!]] It's not enough that [[spoiler: Slaine is used as a political scapegoat and blamed for shit he would never do in a million years]], but he's also [[spoiler: thrown in prison for life because everyone (with the exceptions of Asseylum and Inaho) thinks he's dead]]. Let me repeat that--[[spoiler:Slaine was thrown in prison. For life. Because everyone thinks he's dead.]] If this had happened to a complete monster, I wouldn't have batted an eye, but this is [[spoiler: [[TheWoobie Slaine]]]] we're talking about. For all that the writers tried their damnedest to screw with [[spoiler: Slaine's]] character, he did not deserve to be [[spoiler: imprisoned for life]]. Why the hell he couldn't have just been given a disguise like Asseylum's Seylum identity, changed his name, and gone on to live his life is beyond me.
** Tropers/{{Retloclive}}: The repercussions shown at the beginning of Season 2 for such an awesome Season 1 {{Cliffhanger}} was nothing but a steaming pile of garbage. Long story short, it turns out that [[spoiler:EverybodyLives]]. I could no longer take the story seriously anymore after this.

[[folder:Assassination Classroom]]
* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom''
** Tropers/{{Retloclive}}: What goes down in the God-of-Death arc turned out to be incredibly disappointing given the hype that was being built up. You have the introduction of the villain character for this arc with the potential to allow for the series to enter GrowingTheBeard territory with the E-class students finally entering serious territory, and taking on the world's greatest assassin. The arc even hypes this "god assassin" up perfectly by killing off two other characters that had become [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan favorites]] of the readers. Only... that doesn't turn out to be the case as both assassins turn out alive and well by the end of the arc. The hype regarding the greatest assassin is now all but destroyed, and the only thing remaining amounts to nothing but Karasuma fan-service taking down a so called "God of Death" that failed to actually kill anyone by the end of it all. Such wasted potential. Minor edit: even though it was later revealed that [[spoiler: Korosensei was actually the ''true'' God-of-Death]], I still feel the same way regarding the issues I have with this arc.
** Animeking1108: For me, it was an episode early in season 2 where the class is forced to fill in for a kindergarten teacher they accidentally injured while practicing parkour. For starters, the whole class, even the students that weren't there, were punished for something only two students were guilty of. Second, Korosensei acts uncharacteristically harsh by slapping the students and then prohibiting them from studying for an upcoming exam until their sentence is served. While filling in for the person they injured is reasonable, forbidding them to progress in their school work is not only nonsensical, but cruel and unusual punishment. This seemed like an excuse to bring Class-E down to underdog status again, since this naturally leads to them not doing so hot (the only exception being Karma, but only because he studied ahead of time).

[[folder:Axis Powers Hetalia]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''
** {{Ecclytennysmithylove}}: Don't get me wrong, I love Creator/{{Funimation}}'s GagDub of ''Axis Powers Hetalia'', and I [[SugarWiki/GushingAboutShowsYouLike gush at the dubbed accents of every nation, especially Germany who happens to be my favorite character]]. But one thing that pushed me into writing this entry is the dubbed short "Let's Play Soccer!" in episode 48. Basically, Germany is trying to read, but Italy continues to interrupt him by asking to play soccer. Then, Italy starts to bat Germany's hand between his own hands (to imitate a soccer ball) and suddenly makes a strange gesture. And what does Germany respond back in aggravation? He shouts at Italy, [[DudeNotFunny "Are you vanting me to gas you?!"]] [[{{Beat}} Excuse me for a moment...]] the character Germany, as we all remember in the original Japanese ''Hetalia'' canon, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis would! Never! Say! Such! Thing!]] Look, Creator/{{Funimation}}, I praised you for replacing [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kid's]] horrible bowdlerized dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'' with your accurate uncut dub and for giving me the hilarious gag dubs of ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'' and ''Manga/SgtFrog''. But when you combined the character Germany with AllGermansAreNazis stereotypes, you're not only offending some several ''Hetalia'' fans who are probably Jewish but you're also destroying the reputation of Germany fans, including me. Thank god the GagDub script was toned down in later ''Hetalia'' dubbed episodes.
** Tropers/CJCroen1393: You think that's bad? What about Germany's comment to South Italy earlier in episode 7? Basically, Romano (South Italy) is constantly trying to get Germany's goat. At one point he says that he's "got something for [Germany]". Germany's response? "Great. Vhat is it, another Jew?" Okay, wow. [[DudeNotFunny Just... wow]]. That... I don't even need to explain why that's offensive. I will give them points for historical accuracy (yes, [[TruthInTelevision in real life Southern Italy did provide Nazi Germany with prisoners]]), but that doesn't excuse the offensiveness of the so-called "joke".

[[folder:Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts]]
* ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''
** Tropers/AnimeKing1108: In the first episode "Idiots, Classes, and a Summoning War", during the placement exam, Himeji has a medical emergency in the middle of class. Despite this, the teachers still failed her. I know Japan has high education standards, but that's just absurd. They wouldn't let her retake the test for something she had to go to the hospital for? AdultsAreUseless would be a compliment to these incompetent hacks. How did these people become educators?
** Tropers/{{Heroshii15}}: Then, in the first series finale, she's given the chance to take her test again and she erases her name so that she'll fail and end up back in the F-class with her friends. This is already talked about on the WhatAnIdiot page, but I must add that getting a zero for forgetting your name seems like a DisproportionateRetribution to me, and that this was a very blatant example of StatusQuoIsGod (A huge PetPeeveTrope of mine).
** {{Supreme-X15}}: My moment comes from midway into the second season of Baka and Test, as everybody goes to Study Camp. Akihisa and Yuuji are being blackmailed by a girl with a burn mark on her butt, and they need to find out who it is. What follows is, for lack of a better phrase, sheer stupidity. First, nearly every girl, including Mizuki, Minami, and Shouko accuse Akihisa, Yuuji, and Kouta, minus Hideyoshi, of installing mini cams in the girls changing (which admittedly Kouta did at school, but only to read a message Shouko was sending to the blackmailer, and kept the rest of the image blurry) and proceed to [[PervertRevengeMode brutally punish them for their transgressions]]. After that, the boys decide to grab an IdiotBall and rush the girls' changing rooms to get at the mini cam hidden there, only to be foiled by the teachers and get punished further. This plan repeats itself for the next two episodes, and escalates to the point of the four gathering an army of like-minded idiots, which leads to fighting not only the teachers, but an army girls, as well. Good god, the monotony. Sure, it finally ends with Akihisa beating Iron Man, and revealing [[spoiler:Miharu as the culprit]], but it also ends with all of the second year boys being suspended for peeking on the [[FanDisservice principle]], thus rendering their efforts pointless. This entire arc was nothing but an excuse to make the girls even more unlikable, and the guys into brainless morons. This could have been solved quicker had they just asked Aiko, who was implied to know what was going, if she knew who the culprit was, or at least get help from her, or Mizuki and Minami, since the three of them would've had better luck finding the culprit than any of them, or even Shouko, as she had been in contact with the culprit and could have been persuaded to at least give a clue as to who said culprit is. Or better yet, get a teacher to help them. But, nope. The boys choose to be litural idiots. While it did have some good moments, the Study Camp Arc was a god awful mess and painful to sit through, leaving you wondering when it will end. Not to mention, it leads to a conflict with Minami and [[spoiler:Miharu]], which adds a lot of unnecessary drama for a comedy anime.
*** Tropers/{{chucknormie}}: I would agree, and while I think the show itself is decent to absolutely hilarious, this moment nearly made me RageQuit the series as a whole. What truly makes this a DMOS is the context. Remember that in the first season Class B's Kyoji Nemoto blackmailed Mizuki...just to take her out of the match between them so his class can win. Given that this tactic is ''entirely legal'' and the class wars are SeriousBusiness, I would say it's a pretty justified case of a class rep trying to do his job. Apparently the author doesn't think so, though, as the protagonists treat it as [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous seemingly the worst thing it was possible for him to ever do]] ([[SarcasmMode doing whatever you can to win so you and your friends won't be forced to study in the shittiest class in the school and be its laughingstock? What a jerk, right?!]]), but in every subsequent appearance he makes, [[HumiliationConga something bad happens to him]], and it's implied we the audience are supposed to laugh because [[DisproportionateRetribution he deserved it or something like that]]. Now, compare to what happens when [[spoiler:Miharu is found out as the culprit]]. Does she get ''any'' punishment? [[spoiler:[[KarmaHoudini Nope]]]]! In fact, she even [[spoiler:gives Akihisa a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, then basically disappears before showing up in the next arc with apparently no one caring about what she did anymore]]. Just the sheer audacity of her acting like what she did [[InsaneTrollLogic was somehow Akihisa's fault]] was nearly enough to make me throw my $250 computer monitor straight out the window. Don't get me wrong, the series is still hilarious, but it has one of the worst {{Double Standard}}s I've ever seen in media itself. Seriously, when anything your [[DesignatedVillain so-called "villains"]] (the delinquent couple, Nemoto, the Tokonatsu duo...) do is seen as the worst thing in human history, but an absolute psycho like Shouko and a walking ConflictBall like Miharu are just laughed off as "oh, that's who she is"...seriously, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Fuck. This. Anime.]]

* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''
** Tropers/LordTNK: ''Anime/Berserk1997'''s ending, if only for how it was aired: just when the saga was getting started in the {{Manga}}, spoiling it completely.
** Tropers/TheBigBopper: ''Anime/Berserk2016'' created a BrokenBase because of its story changes early on and for the ugly animation and directing throughout, but up until episode 21 there were still a fair number of people who had stuck with the series from the beginning because they thought it was GrowingTheBeard, and because they were willing to put up with a lot just because they loved ''Berserk'' so much. Episode 21, depicting the burning of the Spirit Tree and Guts' putting on the Berserker armor, caused many of these watchers to feel betrayed because there was a nosedive in the quality of the animation and visuals just at the point where they were hyped for the climax of the show and hoping for an AnimationBump. On top of this, the next episode preview indicated that the next episode would be a ClipShow, totally ruining the momentum of the show and quashing the viewers' entusiasm as it was nearing the end.
** Tropers/DrZulu2010: Speaking of the animation quality in ''Anime/Berserk2016'' there is a scene from season 2 where Guts moves to protect his allies and he moves like he's on freaking ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. (Video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbA9CrZGkRw here]]) The thing is that South Park's animation style is part of what makes the series it's own and has been the style for 20 years. Berserk was supposed to use 3d to make sure that Miura's artstyle pops more. Yet it means squat when the animation looks lazy and amateurish. That's really sad when the movie trilogy, ''VideoGame/BerserkAndTheBandOfTheHawk'' and even ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheBerserkGutsRage'' has better 3d animation.

[[folder:Black Clover]]
* ''Manga/BlackClover''
** Ayal92: Rebecca falling in love with Asta. They talk for a few minutes, he defends her from a drunk guy who insulted her and she is in love with him before the chapter ends. In the next chapter she even thinks of sleeping with him. And she is not even important, she is just a random civilian that we probably won't see again after this arc. Asta's harem is getting really out of hand.
** Tropers/{{Retloclive}}: The horrible introduction of Fanzell, Dominante, and Mariella in the Witches' Forest StoryArc sticks out like a sore thumb. Asta originally met, and helped, these three people in the side content of a light novel. But how was it done in the manga? They show up [[AssPull out of nowhere]] as a group of three people that have apparently [[RememberTheNewGuy already received help from Asta]]. It's as if the author is saying that as long as you read the light novel, [[ContinuityLockout there's no need to explain where these characters came from]].

[[folder:Certain Magical Index]]
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''
** {{JG98}}: New Testament Volume 9. [[spoiler:So, basically, [[VillainSue One-Eyed Othinus]] gets suddenly redeemed after spending 8 and a half volumes being a complete bitch who didn't care how many people she had to kill or hurt in order to get what she wanted, and after destroying the world and putting Touma through sheer Hell multiple times. And [[IdiotHero Touma]] is even willing to defend her from his friends (Index and Mikoto above all) and become the enemy of the world just for the sake of a mass murderess whose HeelFaceTurn was just as much of an AssPull as Accelerator's]]. Many others are singing praises and saying this is the best volume ever, but in my opinion, this just cemented how much it's impossible for me to like Touma as a protagonist, and how much of a VillainSue Othinus is.
** ouykcuf: The objective dethroning moment is the second episode of the anime. Neglecting the fact that the protagonist's power is lazy and requires no effort on his part, we are treated to... good gosh I dont even know where to start with this. Anime is usually full of bizarre characters behaviours that are far from logical that any self-respecting viewer should mock, but the complete failure in logic by the protagonist in episode 2 takes the absolute friking cake. So he loses his memory... then gets the doctor to script some dialogue for him to say to this girl he barely knew anyway to make her think he hasn't lost his memory because of reasons... WHAT. Not only a shameless backpedal of such an idiotic degree that you'd expect from Lost, but quite literally the dumbest character flaw in existence.

[[folder:Crayon Shin-chan]]
* ''Manga/CrayonShinChan''
** Tropers/DarthJosh: In one episode', Hima kept bothering Mitzi. However, she crosses the line when she damages a magazine her mother's trying to read. Instead of punishing Hima, [[AbusiveParents Mitzi hits Shin for no reason]]. What the fuck? Why hasn't she been arrested for child abuse yet?
*** {{Ecclytennysmithylove}}: It's probably because Mitzi thought all the crayon doodles drawn in her magazine were Shin's doing. Either way, that ending is still not justified!

[[folder:Dangan Ronpa]]
* ''Anime/Danganronpa3''
** NonoRobot: ''Dangan Ronpa 3'' ended up being an immense disappointment, mainly because it directly contradicts ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'': in SDR2, it is [[https://i.imgur.com/07r5cn0.jpg explicitly said]] that [[spoiler:the students fell one by one into despair because of Junko's manipulations, who exploited their weaknesses.]] In the anime proper? [[spoiler:Blunt force brainwashing thanks to a video]]. Such a cheap plot device leaves a bad aftertaste, and this {{retcon}} taints the game's characters, making them just [[spoiler:tragic victims of brainwashing instead of true Remnants of Despair who followed Junko out of their twisted vision of love for her. The different kind of corruption weakens the characters and the story overall, and also weakens the main antagonist, who in Danganronpa 1 and 2 was a master of [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Lectures]].]].
** Rhythm19: While I overall enjoyed ''Dangan Ronpa 3'' I take serious issue with the fact that in the end [[spoiler: Makoto]] is ultimately pointless to [[GrandFinale Side:Hope]]. [[spoiler: since Hajizuru and the rest of class 77-B are the ones who talk down [[WellIntentionedExtremist Mitarai]] from [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood brainwashing]] the entire world and forgive himself, Makoto Naegi, the original game's protagonist, doesn't do anything to help resolve the conflict. As such, it didn't matter whether he ended up surviving the killing game in Side:Future. Everyone except Mitarai could have ended up dead, and nothing would have changed. What's worse is that since this is the GrandFinale to the Hope's Peak Saga, Makoto probably won't have any other appearances after this. And on top of not doing anything to affect the plot of Side:Hope, he was basically TheLoad for Side:Future because of his NG code. He was entirely pointless, and practically nothing would have changed if he did end up killing himself after seeing the [[DrivenToSuicide Suicide Video]], and that's pretty disappointing for one of the guys on the logo for Side:Hope]]
** Tropers/FoominBlue: What bothers me the most about ''[=DR3=]'' is how the character of [[spoiler:Mitarai Ryouta]] is handled. In some ways, he's well-written, as the anime shows him to be a very self-absorbed young man who only cares about his talent, dismissive and unappreciative of what others like [[spoiler:the Imposter and Mikan]] did to support him, whose tunnel vision plays right into the mastermind's hands. Even his supposed attempt at '[[TheAtoner atonement]]' comes off as less [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]] and more a desperate effort to avoid the consequences of his actions through [[spoiler:mass brainwashing -- after all, nobody can punish him for the part he played in Junko brainwashing the masses into Despair if they're all brainwashed into thinking and feeling what he WANTS them to feel]]! He spends practically the whole series insisting that [[NeverMyFault nothing's his fault]], and even when he '''does''' finally start admitting to the role he played, he's focused on how he was ''personally'' victimized. He even cites the way others were [[spoiler:brainwashed into Despair]] as an '''excuse''' for his own [[spoiler:brainwashing scheme]], '''DARING''' to claim that [[spoiler:their being brainwashed into Despair somehow proves that most people are too WEAK to stand up against Despair, and thusly 'need' to be {{Mind Rape}}d into feeling nothing but Hope]]. And instead of deconstructing and calling him out on this flawed logic, he ends up [[spoiler:pulling a KarmaHoudini and getting to escape any consequences of his actions]]. He's even forgiven by [[spoiler:his classmates from 77-B]] for the role he played in [[spoiler:their getting brainwashed into Despair -- something we're repeatedly told led to them ''killing their own families'' and becoming hated criminals]]. The worst he 'suffers' is [[spoiler:going into self-imposed exile with Hinata and Class 77-B]], meaning he effectively gets to keep running away from the consequences. [=DR3=] created this potentially compelling {{Foil}} only to try and {{Retcon}} and shoehorn him into being the Key Character not just of this anime, but effectively ''the entire Hope's Peak Arc'' because his [[spoiler:stupid brainwashing anime]] is just THAT Important, and treats him like some [[TheWoobie poor Woobie]] and [[TragicVillain tragically misguided]] WellIntentionedExtremist who [[TheAtoner just wants to atone]] for sins that he's HIGHLY reluctant to admit [[NeverMyFault were actually his fault]], ''and'' on top of all that? [[spoiler:He's one of only ''two'' new characters who actually get to survive the whole anime!]]

[[folder:Death Note]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote''
** Tropers/{{Nani}}: [[spoiler:L's death]] was this for me. Sure, it was a turning point for the series and brought it into a whole new arc (along with a time skip), but not only did it cause about half of the fan base to stop watching and reading the series, but they tried to correct it (at least, this is how I see it) by [[spoiler:bringing in Mello, Matt, and L's copy Near.]] So, they technically [[spoiler:never got rid of L, which made his death totally pointless.]]
** Tropers/DrZulu2010: I actually continued the [[spoiler:part with Mello and Near just to see Light losing.]] The reason why? It made up for one part of the story I cannot watch or read at all without feelings of anger. Which is when Light killed [[spoiler:Naomi Misora]] for three reasons. 1. It was the part where Light jumped the MoralEventHorizon and lost all redeeming qualities. 2. Because it's the first and, maybe, only time he killed a good character who was at the wrong time at the wrong place and 3. The way it happened was so out of character that a real person would have never fallen for it. They took a character I wanted to see in future chapters and [[spoiler:made her kill herself.]]
*** Tropers/Savini24: I totally agree. I couldn't stand Light after he killed [[spoiler:Misora]]. The only way he could have known [[spoiler: she had given him a fake name was if the Death Note failed. There was absolutely no reason for her to divulge her real name until she met with the actual task force, not one guy who claims to be working for the task force! After she tells him her name, he suddenly decides to reveal that he is Kira, with a confident smirk. Absolutely no reason to do this. Is she had given him a second pseudonym, he'd be screwed. It's just a cheap way to dramatize his victory. In the process, an intelligent and sympathetic character is reduced to a [[IdiotBall desperate and emotional wreck]] to try and show how "smart" Light is.]] Even though later parts of the manga are [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap better at showcasing Light's intelligence]], I never stopped rooting against him. Though a lot of people dislike [[TheScrappy Near and Mello]], [[spoiler:anyone who could manage to kill the bastard [[AvertedTrope is aces in my book]].]]
** Tropers/{{Catmuto}}: I found the whole manga lost a lot of its edge after [[spoiler: L dies and]] [[TimeSkip the story jumps ahead six years]]. But what really infuriated me, was the final few chapters that all work to bring [[spoiler: Light down as Kira, once and for all]]. It could very well be that I just did not want to see [[spoiler: [[RootingForTheEmpire Light losing]]]], but the breakdowns all just seemed to not just serve the above purpose, but to humiliate Light as largely as possible. It felt unnecessarily mean-spirited and like the mangaka was trying to tell its fans that we were stupid for being on his side, even for a moment, despite him being [[VillainProtagonist the protagonist]]. The fact that Matsuda theorizes, and [[WordOfGod the mangaka sort of implies to admit]], that [[spoiler: Near won through cheating, by using the Death Note to control Mikami's actions]], just comes off as a really, really cheap way of ending the manga. The fact that this whole thing only started because [[spoiler: Mikami was stupid and did not double-check to see if he was being followed when he went out of his usual routine schedule]] is just an extra layer of annoyance.

[[folder:Detective Conan]]
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan''
** Tropers/{{Animeking1108}}: Episode 263, which was titled "The Osaka Double Mystery - Naniwa Swordsman and Toyotomi's Castle", had the infamous scene where [[AbusiveParents Heizo]] [[KickTheDog struck Heiji]] for "getting in the way." First, everyone objects to it ([[EvenEvilHasStandards even Kogoro, who has no problems striking children]]), [[KarmaHoudini but then everyone just calls it "Tough Love."]] Umm, no. Tough love is [[DopeSlap smacking your children for doing something stupid]]. What Heizo did was full-blown child abuse. The chief of police more than anybody should know that striking your children until they bleed is abuse.
*** Tropers/{{Nikita123}}: Agreed. This is not ValuesDissonance. Even though Heizo stated that he did it to "motivate" Heiji into luring out the bad guys or whatever, it doesn't change the fact that what he did was outright abuse. I'm surprised that [[KarmaHoudini he got away with it]] despite everyone being around when it happened.
** Tropers/{{Retloclive}}: It's been very tempting for me to drop this series after TheReveal that Bourbon [[spoiler:is yet another good guy that has infiltrated the Black Organization]]. It just screams of StrictlyFormula of the author, Gosho, being a one-trick-phony after the previous arcs revealed the exact same result that [[spoiler:Kir and Rye were spies that also infiltrated the Black Organization. However, I was a bit more forgiving to these because Rye had already been ousted from the organization in a {{Flashback}}, and Kir's StoryArc was technically the first in the present time to do the spy reveal]]. But I swear, by the time the series finally ends, I wouldn't be surprised one bit if the mysterious Black Organization BigBad turns out to be a good guy as well.

[[folder:Elfen Lied]]
* ''Manga/ElfenLied''
** Tropers/ManWithThePlan: The kiss. Just... the kiss. Lucy actually has the gall to kiss the boy whose family she cruelly and horrifically murdered and whose life she ruined? And said boy actually kisses her back? Pretty much [[EasilyForgiven forgiving]] [[KarmaHoudini that monster?]] And even if we ignore that she did the above for a moment, wouldn't it still be better for him and her if he [[MercyKill puts the poor crazy girl out of her misery instead?]] But no, he [[StrangledByTheRedString looooves her too much.]] If this was all directed to Nyu, not Lucy, that'd be different, but it's not.
** Tropers/{{CatMuto}}: I really did not like the fanservice-y scene of Kouta and Yuka, cuddling in the gazebo during rain to keep warm. Aside from it just being pandering to the pairing, the scene does not really come across as romantic but really awkward instead. Then we get the 'hilarious' antics of Kouta moving his legs, cause they're falling asleep - and Yuka, who is sitting on his lap getting aroused by the movement. Oh, haha, isn't that funny? And let's also make her take her underwear off, instead of perhaps dropping by home for a second and changing. And then she falls and flashes her soaked goods. [[SarcasmMode That's just hilarious and totally not awkward and almost disgusting]]. This was where I shook my head and said 'Screw this' about any romance in the story. It never felt like it had a place to begin with, it isn't portrayed in a non-awkward manner and ultimately is not the focus for majority of the time, anyway, so Lucy's tragic love for Kouta never appealed to me, since it came too late.

[[folder:Eureka Seven]]
* ''Anime/EurekaSeven''
** Tropers/AnimeKing1108: Episode nine titled "Paper Moon Shine" was when I finally decided to give up on this series. Out of nowhere, Holland decides to beat up Renton wandering off without permission. The problem was that Moondoggie was there too, and he didn't so much as yell at him. The worst part of it was that nobody called him out on what he did and he [[KarmaHoudini got away with it]]. That was when I realized that this series is just incredibly mean-spirited.
** Komatsuzaki - The very first dialogue in the show is the MC explaining to the audience three straight times that he's 14-years-old, and announcing how unhappy he is with his current state of affairs. It comes off as clunky exposition to the highest degree, like the writers were screaming, "Calling all 14-year-old boys! This is the character you're supposed to identify with!"
** Tropers/Sanfranman91: To make one thing absolutely clear, I really enjoyed the original ''Eureka Seven''. That said, it does not take a genius to recognize why so many of my friends gave up on the show after Episode 7 "Absolute Defeat", the one where Renton was given a "mission of utmost importance." What was this "mission", you ask? It was for Renton to dress like an absolute buffoon and be left out in public so the entire crew can laugh at him. Watching the entire crew pick on poor Renton for no reason whatsoever still makes me cringe today. Thank God the show improved dramatically since that rather disgusting episode.
* ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO''
** Tropers/{{Jackedup85}}: The final episode effectively poisons not just the sequel series, but [[HappyEndingOverride the original as well.]] The series had problems staying consistent and filling out plot holes throughout its entire run, but the moment that made me throw my cereal across the room was the revelation of what happened to [[spoiler:Ao's sister. It shows that human-coralian hybrids turn to rocks when exposed to high densities of trapar and die. That's right: Eureka and Renton are not able to have biological children in their home universe, as they horrifically learned through the stillbirth of their daughter.]] 1. Talk about a brutal and flat-out cruel DiabolusExMachina. [[spoiler:Creating a shocking death]] just to torture fan-favorite characters without purpose doesn't create good drama; it creates a ShockingSwerve that will surely trigger InternetBackdraft. 2. [[spoiler:So humans can live in high trapar and Coralians can live in high trapar, but a hybrid child can't]]? Tell that to the original series' last DVD's cover. 3. Even if Tomoki Kyoda created a legitimate excuse for this ludicrous rule, what Renton does next goes completely against the original's message of co-existence. [[spoiler:[[StrawmanHasAPoint I guess Dewey Novak is right,]] Scub Coral and Humans can't live together lest Renton later loses it and tries to kill off his first and only love's species]]. 4. It proves that Tomoki Kyoda thinks it's more dramatic to [[spoiler:have a ConvenientMiscarriage]] than to form dynamic relationships between family members, which is what a hack thinks.
*** Tropers/KantonKage: And the final scene ends with [[spoiler:Ao possibly being {{Retgone}}d meaning he has nothing: [[ParentalAbandonment no family]], no [[TrueCompanions Team Pied Piper]], his LoveInterests [[ShipSinking nonexistent]]]]. [[AngstWhatAngst Why are you smiling Ao?]]
** Tropers/{{Sanfranman91}}: Remember the Gekko, the ship where Renton, Eureka, Holland, and the entire crew lived together and where they all thoroughly developed as characters and became stronger because of it? Yeah, upon its arrival, [[spoiler:Eureka]] was the only original series character to come out of it, which was disappointing but somewhat understandable. The real DMOS involving the ship, however, came in Episode 14, [[spoiler:when Generation Blu scuttles the ship, all so that the Japanese can't get their hands on it. What's worse, the show couldn't even muster some shred of respect to the iconic ship upon its rather unceremonious sinking, which left a truly bad taste in my mouth when I first saw this.]] In hindsight, I should have seen the sequel's lack of respect to the original story coming.

[[folder:Fushigi Yuugi]]
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''
** Tropers/JusticeGundam: Nakago [[spoiler:goes to heaven after his death,]] despite never showing a trace of regret or sympathetic traits. We get treated to his angsty childhood flashback, we get the reason behind [[spoiler:his DisproportionateRetribution]], and we're supposed to feel bad for him [[spoiler:as he dies.]] "Oh, poor baby, sure he left the MoralEventHorizon far behind him and [[spoiler:wanted to commit genocide]], but he was doing it because [[spoiler:the bad, bad king killed his mommy and raped him.]] He was a good guy after all..." Puh-lease, Watase. Give me a freaking break.
** Tropers/{{Fiendish}}: The whole [[NearRapeExperience "Tasuki tries to rape Miaka"]] situation, complete with the reveal that it was MoreThanMindControl and he had secretly been in love with her for ages. I mean, seriously? At that point in the series the number of male characters falling obsessively in love with Miaka and/or [[RapeAsDrama sexually assaulting her]] was already nearing laughable proportions, and this was just like the unholy combination of both.
** Tropers/{{Catmuto}}: When the party goes to Hokkan, to get the Shinzaho, and Nuriko ends up fighting Ashitare. What really bugged me was that [[spoiler: Nuriko dying]] was not just a SenselessSacrifice, but the fact that it felt so cheaply done for the sake of drama and to suddenly rank up the mortality and darkness of the story by admitting, 'Yeah. AnyoneCanDie now. Gloves are off!'

[[folder:Haruhi Suzumiya]]
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''
** Tropers/{{Animeking1108}}: Episode 2 (Chronologically). The SOS Brigade needs a computer, so what does Haruhi do? She forces the president of the Computer Club on Mikuru's breast and takes a photo. She threatens to tell everyone that it was a gang rape. Want to know the worst part? [[KarmaHoudini Haruhi got away with it]]. I officially stopped watching the series after that. I don't care if [[ItWasHisSled Haruhi is god]]. Someone should have smacked her across the face.
** Tropers/ManWithThePlan: For me, it was in ''The Sigh of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' and the whole "Mikuru is my toy!" incident. Not only was the moment overblown with melodrama, but the end of the first novel implied that Haruhi would start getting better, so why reset her development to have her be an even bigger JerkAss than ever before and have Kyon dislike her again? Some fans [[NeverLiveItDown have never forgiven Haruhi for this]].
** Tropers/{{Larkmarn}}: Seems silly to even mention it since it [[FranchiseKiller destroyed the franchise]], but freaking "Endless Eight." Eight near-identical episodes. Which wouldn't even be a good episode if it was aired just once. The decision to try that gimmick is the definitive DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck for Kyo-Ani, not just for me but... probably about 90% of their fans.
** Tropers/{{Psyga315}}: While Endless Eight, in my opinion, [[FranchiseKiller destroyed the franchise]], the dethroning moment of suck for me would be the aftermath of it: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. The moment being that we're supposed to believe that having eight episodes of the exact same thing is actually a plot point. That's not justifying their existence in a clever way, that's trying to make an unbearable anthology of episodes 'enjoyable' by saying "[[spoiler:b-but it drove Yuki insane too, guys!]]"
** Tropers/{{chucknormie}}: The ending of ''Disappearance'' did it for me. Here there was the wonderful climax, with [[spoiler:Kyon returning the real world to its place after he realized he liked having Haruhi's craziness in her life]] and the speech where [[spoiler:Yuki told him she would be deleted for trying to change the course of the universe in the most heartstring-tuggingly stoic way possible]], and what is Kyon's reaction? He [[spoiler:blackmails the Data Overmind into keeping Yuki alive with the control he discovered he had over Haruhi]]. The problem with this is that the [[spoiler:Data Overmind]] wasn't established as an evil entity, the orders it gave Yuki (observe) were very benign, and [[spoiler:the Endless Eight]] doesn't justify [[spoiler:Yuki nearly rewriting the freaking universe]]. It's a blatant case of ProtagonistCenteredMorality that nearly ruined one of the greatest anime movies I've ever seen.

[[folder:High School [=DxD=]]]
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''
** 55Revolver: I tried to give season 4 a chance. I was not a fan of the character redesigns, but I realized that was a petty reason to dislike it, so I gave the first episode a chance. Boy that was a mistake... They wasted the entire first episode retconing the last few episodes of season 3. So not only was it tediously retreading old ground for what we had seen before, but the new stuff they put in wasn't enough to justify the retreat in my opinion. It's just an annoying waste of time that only serves to remind me of an older better version that had character designs I actually liked.
** Tropers/{{Retloclive}}: The above mentioned example wouldn't have had to happen if it wasn't for my [=DMoS=] regarding this series in season 3, which was the moment Loki put a curse upon Issei. This to me was the exact moment where it became quite clear that season 3 was not going to be following the light novels, and turn out to be an absolute trainwreck of an anime adaptation that wasted so much potential. The result of the change is the light novel content from books 5 to 7 getting streamlined or skipped over in favor a lame anime-original plot-line. I'm actually glad that season 4 chose to go through with the retcon after witnessing this travesty. I was so ready to drop the series completely if it decided to keep going with the anime-plot surrounding Loki's curse.

[[folder:Hunter × Hunter]]
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter''
** Animeking1108: I love ''Hunter × Hunter''. I originally had the climax ([[AntiClimaxBoss or lack thereof]]) to the Chimera Ant arc as my Dethroner, but Togashi topped himself with the resolution to Hisoka's battle with Chrollo. At first, it looks like [[spoiler: Chrollo not only won, but killed Hisoka]]. Of course, [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt that can't be since]] he has yet to have his rematch with Gon, but it gets undone in the most infuriating way possible. [[spoiler: Hisoka revives himself using a convoluted trick with his Rubber Nen]]. This completely launches Hisoka to VillainSue status. To make matters worse, he begins a [[spoiler: massacre of the Phantom Troupe, unceremoniously killing Shalnark and Kortopi]]. There's no suspense to all of this because you know Hisoka will have some convoluted plan to come out on top that would make Sosuke Aizen call bullshit.
** Tropers/{{Retloclive}}: One major gripe I have with this series was Togashi's decision to just [[spoiler:[[BackForTheDead suddenly axe off]] Pokkle and Ponzu]] at the start of the Chimera Ant arc. This event was obviously meant to act as shock value to hype up the threat of the Chimera Ants, but for me, it just ends up in TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter territory since these two characters remained OutOfFocus ever since the starting Hunter Exam arc, and you never got to truly know either of them. I also feel like it pisses on the people that were hoping to see characters that have been missing since the first StoryArc. You start off excited finally getting to see old characters again [[spoiler:only to have your excitement suddenly crushed watching them die horrible deaths a few chapters after]].

* ''Anime/InuYasha''
** Tropers/BlueRose: The ending of the episode, "Kirara Come Home". After believing that Kirara ran away, it was revealed that Miyoga was borrowing her. Apparently, Shippo gave him permission, but he was half asleep. So, instead of punishing Miyoga, everyone agrees to beat up Shippo. Even Kagome, who usually punishes [=InuYasha=] for beating up Shippo, encourages it. [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Our heroes, ladies and gentlemen.]] [[DisproportionateRetribution Watch as they beat up a small child for something that wasn't his fault.]]
** Tropers/CabbitGirlEmi: The episode where there were these two symbiotic demons left a bitter taste in my mouth. It involves another [=InuYasha=] vs. Koga feud, which of course, tends to have Kagome use the "Sit!" spell, which can quickly get old after, I don't know, the 3rd time? Sure, there were moments where it was necessary, such as when [=InuYasha=] tried to block off the entrance to the well with a boulder (which was funny), and when he went full-demon after the Tetsusaiga broke in half. But after [=InuYasha=] got injured fighting the symbiotic demons and Koga taunts him before running off? Wow Kagome, I had no idea you would be so cold-hearted. Long story short, [=InuYasha=] and Kagome argue again, and their friends get mad at them and not Koga, when it's clearly ''his'' fault and not theirs!
** Tropers/KingCrInuYasha: At one point, the gang encounters a mountain spirit that gives them information on Naraku's heart, along with a crystal that could help them track it down. The manga supposedly handles this one alright, but in the anime, Hakudoshi offs the spirit, making the crystal the heroes just got not five minutes earlier completely useless. Granted, ''Inuyasha'' by that point was becoming notorious for adding pointless {{MacGuffin}}s and power-ups and needlessly dragging the storyline, but even by its standards, this plot point was a total waste of time.
** Tropers/ElvenQueen: The moment that cemented my immense dislike for Kagome is in episode 109. So Kikyo has to be carried away from Mt. Hakurei's barrier so her soul collectors can tend to her, and Kagome suggests that Inuyasha be the one to do it. When he does what she says, Kagome proceeds to [[{{Wangst}} mope]] about her LoveTriangle woes, thinking to herself that she doesn't want to see Inuyasha and Kikyo together. First of all, it was Kagome's idea for Inuyasha to get Kikyo to safety--if she didn't want that to happen, she should've agreed to have Miroku do it, which was the initial suggestion. And what really angers me about this scene is just how petty and selfish Kagome is. Kikyo is in a life-and-death situation, and all Kagome can do is [[ItsAllAboutMe throw herself a pity party]] when Inuyasha dares to care about the wellbeing of his first love. The fact that [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic the audience is clearly supposed to sympathize with Kagome]] and [[InformedWrongness think Inuyasha is in the wrong]] is just the smelly icing on the rotten cake.

[[folder:Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple]]
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''
** Tropers/PhilipMarie: Its excessive use of {{Fanservice}}. I mean seriously. To wit, when Miu [[spoiler:is kidnapped by Silcardo Jenazad as she's falling off a building]] and [[spoiler:Kenichi is helpless because he himself got knocked off said building]], the way she is drawn is so indecent that it almost totally ruins such a dramatic moment. Why'd the mangaka choose this time to provide some fanservice?
** Tropers/Saiyan5ninetail: Saiga Furinji, the head of YAMI... is revealed to be [[spoiler: an imposter named Senzui]] who was pushed into the Eternal Sunset by [[spoiler:Kushinada.]] All of a sudden, Saiga [[spoiler: is completely cleared]] of any and all wrong-doings committed as head of YAMI because of a last-minute twist that comes virtually out of nowhere to make Saiga... [[spoiler:not Saiga.]] All of this in the last few chapters of the series, rendering any possible drama or development that could come of fighting [[spoiler:the real]] Saiga pointless. Makes me glad I drop the series a long time ago.

[[folder:Kill la Kill]]
* ''Anime/KillLaKill''
** [=InTheGallbladder=]: On the one hand, ''Kill la Kill'' is chock full of awesome and genuinely respectable characters. On the other hand, Trigger seriously screwed up when writing some of the series' villains. Case in point: ''This Girl Can't Help It'', wherein Ragyo [[spoiler:gets in the bath with Satsuki, sexually molests her while prattling about the nudity taboo]], and calls it "ritual purification". So, not only does she yak about clothes being the original sin, spout trite slogans in foreign tongues (her [[OminousLatinChanting leitmotif]] is one such slogan), and consider her second-in-command too artistic to take orders, but she's [[spoiler:a sexual predator]] to boot? Nope, not gonna like her, you can't make me.
*** Gene0129: The [[spoiler:molestation on Satsuki]] was bad enough as it is, but it gets worse when you realize that Ragyo [[spoiler:is her biological mom]].
*** someoneintheshadow456 That's not even the worst part, I had a suspicion that [[spoiler: Ragyo was sexually abusing Satsuki]] since episode 13, what annoyed me was the way the writers handled it. Whenever it was mentioned again, it was HandWaved or just used to show how evil Ragyo is and the [[AngstWhatAngst psychological repercussions]] were never explored. Which made me think they included this scene purely for shock value and that's not only lazy writing but [[spoiler: [[UnfortunateImplications a slap in the face towards actual victims of sexual assault]]]]
** @/SomeNewGuy: While Ryuko's [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn by MindRape]] led to such badass moments as Satsuki [[spoiler:donning Senketsu]] and Nui i [[spoiler:finally being brought down a peg]], I have to take issue with the events that directly preceded this, namely Ryuko [[spoiler:bitterly delivering multiple hateful, spiteful {{The Reason You Suck Speech}}es to all the people she developed bonds with for the past 17 episodes before outright abandoning them out of spite]]. To me, the idea that she [[spoiler:would instantly do a complete 180 in personality and abandon her closest friends,]] all because [[spoiler:she found out her mother was the BigBad]], completely flew in the face of all the CharacterDevelopment Ryuko had gotten in the series up to this point.
** Calamity2007: Now aside from [[spoiler: Ragyo]] there wasn't really much rape imagery in the later parts. It was mostly the early parts that had some examples of this imagery, namely when Senketsu forcibly forces himself on Ryuko. While yes, it is understandable that he would be desperate since he was literally starving at that point and needed Ryuko's blood, it doesn't help that the scene was framed strangely sexual, and because of this seems a OutOfCharacterMoment for Senketsu in hindsight due to him treating Ryuko with respect and like a sister throughout the rest of the series.
** @/ChrispAndChrisIce: I have very strong feelings about Episode 12 of Kill la Kill. Many I've talked to enjoy this episode for reasons I can't fathom, but think about it: a cute, small girl comes into the setting out of nowhere. She embodies the qualities of ''cute'' and ''psycho'' blatantly, with a sadistic evil side to contrast her adorable look and speech pattern. The first thing she does is immediately curb stomp a character shown to be nearly untouchable, then beat up the main character and pull some super important revelation involving the main character's backstory, complete with flashback. What does this sound like? Look around the Sue Tropes for a while. It's every crappily written OC in history.

[[folder:Kirby: Right Back at Ya!]]
* ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa''
** Tropers/IlovedededeAGAIN: Episode 12 (13 in dub) "Escargoon Squad". Escargon scaring Dedede out of his wits with a ghost (in the dub we're never told who the ghost's name was) was not funny. Not only that, this episode gives a glimpse of Dedede's abusive nature by showing him chasing Escargon with a chainsaw! Thankfully this scene never made it into the dub version (probably because it was too violent for kids to see). But even without the chainsaw scene, the episode's main point is that Dedede likes abusing his minions.
** Tropers/Kirb-Star: I'm a die hard kirby fan, but I have plenty of issues with this anime. I could just say "the entire anime in general" and call it a day but there's a part that really killed the entire thing: The Finale. A 5-parter which promises to be a whole great epic, right? While it starts off interesting (Holy Nightmare getting tired of DDD and Kirby sends his troops to destroy them and sets off with many of the heroes to destroy Nightmare once and for all) the whole thing comes apart on the final episode. Fumu/Tiff (a character I was never fond of) gets kidnapped by Nightmare and Kirby has to go rescue her, upon arriving at the final battlefield, Kirby falls asleep. For no reason. Nightmare has him and Fumu go into Kirby's dreams and haunt him in his sleep. Then out of nowhere, Kirby inside the dream inhales the Warp Star, his source of energy, and gets Star Rod. From which he curb stomps Nightmare and kills him once and for all. All while the """""BigBad""""" is now scared like a complete pussy despite being built for 100 episodes straight as a complete EldritchAbomination. All because he's apparently "weak" to the Star Rod. Something never hinted at throughout the anime and killed what could have been a great villain. AssPull at its finest. A CrowningMomentOfAwesome gone horribly wrong. I could mention way more moments of this anime but only one entry.

[[folder:Love Live!]]
* ''Anime/LoveLive''
** Tropers/{{chucknormie}}: ''Love Live!'' is one of my favorite {{Guilty Pleasure}}s, but I won't even attempt to defend episode 7 of season 2. Long story short, Honoka and Hanayo find out they've gained a bit more weight than they'd like to over the break. It would be quite a good episode if they decided to get back into shape on their own, but what happens is [[DrillSergeantNasty Umi]] decides to put the two into a completely draconian {{Training from Hell}}-filled diet plan, which goes from strict into outright [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] because Umi has no authority to do that. At one point, she even mentions that she's been asking Honoka's little sister about what Honoka eats at home, ''which is spying''. It's no surprise that both girls would want to cheat on the plan, but the worst part comes after Umi finds out about it: she proceeds to [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech dress down Honoka for more than a minute in front of everyone]], and not a single other character attempts to call Umi on it (the most it gets is a LampshadeHanging from Maki) or even come to Honoka's defense at all! The worst part about this episode? [[HollywoodPudgy Honoka didn't look a single bit heavier than usual during it.]] Instead of delivering a nice [[AnAesop aesop]], what this episode did do was to establish Umi as the resident KarmaHoudini (if the penultimate episode of s1 didn't already) and make the viewer wonder how she managed to remain Honoka's friend for so long, unless Honoka's [[ExtremeDoormat about thirty-three vertebrae short of a spine]].
** @/LucaEarlgrey: I just finished Season 1, having seen the finale, and while it's great that µ's is all back together, one part really nags at me: Kotori, having been 99% set on her career as a fashion designer, is at the airport with her escorts, getting ready to pursue her new life. Honoka shows up at the last minute, begging Kotori to come back and apologizing for her misdoings. As if without much second thought, Kotori just ditches her escorts and whatever other preparations that she, her mother, and the school she's set for to go rejoin µ's. I can understand having conflicted feelings, but now imagine her escorts being angry over this, her mother getting furious calls about her daughter making such a last-second decision, and the mess of expenses and bureaucracy that her family now has to deal with. Yet all Mrs. Minami has to show for it is...a smile for her daughter who's on stage, as if nothing bad is going to happen. I know it was effectively mandatory that µ's get back together, but this probably could've been done in a way that doesn't carry the message of "go ahead and throw away a few million of your family's yen in study-abroad expenses just to join your friends again."

[[folder:Mahou Sensei Negima]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Tropers/JapaneseTeeth: The anime's ending for doing the same thing as ''Anime/Berserk1997'' where it spoiled the arc currently going on in the {{Manga}}.
** Tropers/RetroFriday: For me, it was Negi befriending Fate at the conclusion of their last battle in the manga's Magic World arc. After all of the crap that Fate had put Negi and the others through in the Magic World, Negi decides to [[EasilyForgiven forgive]] and befriend the same emotionless prick who had tried to kill him with a stone spear through the back from within the past while Fate suffers no karmic backlash for his own despicable past actions, instantly making him into a KarmaHoudini who gets away with his past transgressions. Truly a disappointing and unsatisfying moment in my honest opinion.

[[folder:My Hero Academia]]
* And now, here are the moments from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' that [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck failed to go beyond Plus Ultra]].
** Tropers/{{Retloclive}}: I've come to enjoy the ''My Hero Academia'' series, but one moment that rubbed me the wrong way was the Midoriya vs. Shinsou match during the "Sports Festival arc". To sum the fight up, Midoriya was on the verge of losing, because he was about to be forced out of the arena ring under the control of Shinsou's brainwash power. However, Midoriya's One for All power kicks in within his mind at the last second to allow Midoriya to hit himself, which broke Shinsou's control over Midoriya since damage to the target ended up being the brainwash power's weakness. For a series that tries real hard to show off how knowledgeable and resourceful Midoriya is when it comes to his character and way of fighting, it was really disappointing that it took quite a blatant {{Asspull}} to help Midoriya get passed a brainwashing power instead of trying to learn how to counter it.
** Andariel: There is a character in this series that I hate above all else. No, it's not the BigBad All for One, not the PsychopathicManchild Shigaraki, not Overhaul, and not even the [[AbusiveParents Abusive Parent]] and NominalHero Endeavor (though I'd happily push him into a woodchipper). Oh no, the one I hate the most is [[TheBully Bakugou]] [[{{DesignatedHero}} Katsuki]]. Why? Oh, you don't have to look farther than the first episode/chapter where he tells Izuku to [[SuicideDare commit suicide]]. You don't say things like that to a child! You don't say things like that period! I don't care if that was the case of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, that moment cemented my hatred of him forever and ever.

* ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}''
** Tropers/KashimaKitty: ''Oreimo'' pleasantly surprised me by not being the tasteless incest anime I expected. The only moment in the anime that made me facepalm came during the climax of episode 4 "My Little Sister Can't Be Going to Summerket". Kirino receives a package from Saori, unaware that there's an eroge game inside. Knowing what's inside thanks to a call from Saori, Kyosuke barges in and steals it before Kirino can expose her secret to her two friends. A chase and struggle ensues, ending with the two falling over and Kirino's shirt somehow flying all the way up, with Kyosuke's hand conveniently on her chest, just in time for said two friends to see this. These kinds of AccidentalPervert moments were never convincing or entertaining.
** PokeNirvash: Normally, I'm not one to hate on anime, even if they're technically not all that good, but ''Oreimo'' episode 11 was definitely my least favorite, because of the whole scene in Kyosuke's room near the end of the first act. You'd think my problem with it would stem from Kirino being a bitch towards her older brother, as per usual. But that's not the case here. The reason that scene drew my ire was because of how Kyosuke responded to the situation. Or rather, how he didn't respond. If my little sister opened an eroge on her laptop and then placed it on my bedroom desk in an attempt to make my cute childhood friend hate me forever, my first response to it would be to close the effing laptop. So much drama could've been avoided if Kyosuke just closed his laptop, which is a more effective means of hiding scandalous imagery than covering up the screen with your person or even pressing the escape key. Hell, shutting the damn thing down would've been equally satisfactory. But no, he just had to spaz out over the presence of Kirino's PC and the eroge displayed on it instead of using common sense.

[[folder:Ranma ½]]
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** Tropers/MicoolTNT: The [[spoiler:"out of order" sign rising up from the Japanese Nannichuan at the end of that story arc]]. Obviously, FailureIsTheOnlyOption where a cure for Ranma's curse is concerned, but comedy or not, an [[spoiler:"out of order" sign]] is an AssPull taken UpToEleven. Regardless of the fact that the "quest" was pretty bogus and {{Parodied}} many tropes, it should have still ended in a real reason why the cure was fake -- even if that reason was humorous, it should have made sense. It also highlighted the series' [[JumpedTheShark increasing reliance]] on the ResetButton to maintain StatusQuoIsGod.
** Tropers/{{Catmuto}}: In the final volume, the party is in Jusenkyo, the fiasco of the bird tribe has been dealt with and you think Ranma, and the other cursed characters, would take a dip in the appropriate spring and remove the curse, right? Nope! After things have died down it rains heavily and floods the entire Jusenkyo area, making it impossible to tell where one spring begins and ends, leaving the characters to return to Japan. Aside from this being one of the worst ways to bring StatusQuoIsGod up as the story's end, it's a completely pointless problem, too. Why couldn't the characters just stay in Jusenkyo for a few days or however long it took for the rain to stop and the flooding to subside? It's not like they haven't skipped school for things before and a few more days would not make much of a difference, considering the series runs on ComicbookTime.
** Tropers/GunarmDyne: The ending is the capstone to the decline of an otherwise very good manga, but the dethroning moment that signaled Takahashi writing herself into a corner involved completely destroying my personal favorite character, Ukyo, by making her fall to the levels of characters like Shampoo and Kodachi. Here was a character who genuinely loved Ranma and competed for his affection without trying to hurt other people in the process (at least after she got over her initial anger). Near the end, she ends up helping destroy the Saotomes' house with Shampoo and Kodachi in a jealous rage. No apology. No recompense. And all three Saotomes are forced to live with the Tendos again. StatusQuoIsGod was so important to Takahashi in that series that she had to destroy a well-established and popular character in order to maintain it.

[[folder:Sailor Moon]]
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'', your [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck dethroning moments of suck]] have gone too far! They've turned a popular, well-loved manga into a nest of darkness, angering fans the world over! These crimes cannot go unpunished! InTheNameOfTheMoon, we will punish you!
** Tropers/{{Legomaniac90}}: This troper enjoyed ''Sailor Moon S'', but the end of the season left a bitter taste in his mouth. It starts out with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as Michiru and Haruka give baby Hotaru back to her father. However, Haruka then mentions one more thing to do, and from there it all goes downhill. Said thing is to approach Sailor Moon while she's still depressed from losing Hotaru, and [[KicktheDog denigrate her, throw a rock at her, and generally act like a bunch of pricks]]. The two main reasons they are upset are (and I kid you not) "Usagi, you were too kind!" and "You risked the Earth by protecting the Soldier of Destruction!" Then they flat out say that Usagi shouldn't be a queen. First off, it's not their decision, since Usagi happens to be Princess Serenity and they are supposed to serve her (not the other way around). Second, how dare they get angry about Usagi risking the Earth when they did next-to-nothing to help the Inner Senshi and actually hindered them on several occasions? Thirdly, if they think Usagi was being too kind when she protected Hotaru, [[FridgeLogic why'd they give Hotaru to her father? She (presumably at this point) still has the power to destroy the Earth.]] And lastly, unlike them, Usagi actually has saved the world not once, but twice (four times counting the movies made up to this point).
** MsCC93: One moment that infuriated me was in episode 61 "Huge Shock for Usagi! Mamoru Declares a Break Up" when Chibi-Usa [[PottyFailure wets the bed,]] and Usagi gets misblamed and gets punished for it, and Shingo makes fun of her for it. It came off as mean-spirited rather than funny. A question that popped up in my head was this: how can parents expect a 14 year old girl to wet the bed, intentionally or not? I know Usagi is supposed to be the ButtMonkey, but this moment took her ButtMonkey status to ridiculous lengths. Not cool.
** FireChick12012: Episode 18 of S, known as "Art Appreciation" in English, is basically an IdiotPlot in the worst form. Basically, Usagi accidentally eats a cake, not knowing it was Chibiusa's. When she finds out, she's angry at her. You'd think that Chibiusa would realize that the whole thing happened because she forgot to leave a note on there, and that it's just a trivial thing we can forget about in a few minutes, right? Nope! Instead, she yells at Usagi about it, doesn't acknowledge her own part in it, and proceeds to hold it over her head throughout the entire episode. Worst of all, ''nobody else calls her on it!'' Not only that, after that, Chibiusa treats Usagi like crap even for so much as helping her attempt to win over a boy she liked! Even at the end of the episode, Chibiusa holds the incident over her head and instead of calling the brat on it, ''the other girls agree with her and join in on insulting Usagi!!'' This was just so stupid beyond belief, and IMHO, it's easily THE worst Sailor Moon episode ever!

[[folder:Seven Deadly Sins]]
* ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins''
** Animeking1108: I honestly envy fans of ''The Seven Deadly Sins'' that can put up with [[DesignatedHero Meliodas's]] [[AllMenArePerverts behavior]]. I immediately dropped the series when he groped Elizabeth [[DudeShesLikeInAComa while she was unconscious]], and throughout the episode, [[KarmaHoudini nobody calls him out on it]]. Much to my disappointment, throughout the series, Meliodas barely gets a slap on the wrist for it, and to add insult to injury, Elizabeth falls for him. At least whenever characters like [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Yusuke Urameshi]] sexually harass their love interests, they get punched in the face for it.
*** Riley1sCool- Agreed wholeheartedly. Not to mention, saying "sexually harass" is a bit of an {{Understatement}}.

[[folder:Soul Eater]]
* ''Manga/SoulEater''
** Tropers/{{Dellanotte}}: So, several chapters of ''Manga/SoulEater'' included build-up to [[spoiler:the BigGood's death]], including a surprisingly serious conversation between [[spoiler:Shinigami-sama]] himself and Excalibur, with the latter assuring the former that he'll be sure to look after [[spoiler:Death the Kid.]] So his charge in question finally walks in in denial, demanding where [[spoiler:his]] one parent is. The answer? Excalibur, in signature pose, declaring that "Fool! He died!" Which is harsh. Beyond harsh, especially as this kid blames [[spoiler:himself, since his own ascension to power assured the death of his father.]] Naturally, a TakeUpMySword speech follows as [[spoiler:Kid]] re-avows to make this awesome, sorely missed parent proud. Or at least attempts to. Excalibur, of course, talks over the whole thing, in what is probably supposed to be a spoof of the whole dramatic "I will not fail you" speech. Instead of being funny, it fully cements this self-absorbed fish-dog-reject as a weapon nobody should want, because here's a kid crying over the loss of a parent and Excalibur's talking about going out for Yakiniku. Yes, thrice-cursed, completely unnecessary and inappropriate Yakiniku. Who does that to a kid? The fish-dog-reject who should finally go to California, the least-populated desert in California we can find, and stay there.
** Tropers/{{NTroper}}: The same chapter as the above example began with Maka crying over Spirit's HeroicSacrifice. When Spirit reveals he's fine, we have a lead up to a heartwarming reunion... [[DudeNotFunny And then Maka runs right past him and hugs Marie-sensei who is behind him.]] Ungrateful, much?

[[folder:Sword Art Online]]
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''
** Tropers/{{Blatch}}: The Alfheim arc has a scene where Asuna, having made an escape from her birdcage prison, wanders into the room where Sugou is keeping everyone's brains held hostage. While that is somewhat disgusting, it's just a backdrop for what horrible act happens next: Asuna finds the terminal controlling her brain, and is this close to deactivating it (thus, freeing herself from the game), when a strange slug monster with tentacles grapples her from the terminal, and then dangles her in the air for a few seconds... wow. [[SeasonalRot Out of all the wrong from an arc that many other fans hate]], I found this to be the worst (even worse than the climax, which had [[spoiler:AttemptedRape]]). Due to Sugou's LargeHam tendencies, I actually was able to enjoy it, simply because the tentacle monsters did not have any right to actually be like that, the whole scene was unecessary to begin with (if the anime dropped several scenes of importance to the plot, why couldn't a non-important scene be dropped as well?), and overall, it just seemed like a vain attempt to please someone's sexual preference.
** Tropers/{{KantonKage}}: Kirito calling Sugou worse than Kayaba. While Sugou is indeed terrible, his crimes pale in comparison to Kayaba. The former was responsible for kidnapping 10,000 people and doesn't care that over 3,300 people died at his hands. While the latter kidnaps 300 and goes for an AttemptedRape. So I got the feeling was that AMillionIsAStatistic and that [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape is the only true crime]].
** bisonx: ''Sword Art Online'' has by far one of the worst Christmas episodes of all time. All it focused on was Kirito [[ILetGwenStacyDie watching his girl Sachi die]], and later, as the episode ended, Kirito [[HeroicBSOD breaks down]] hearing Sachi's final message play "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" of all songs (the episode gets its title from this scene, Red-Nosed Reindeer). You do not end a Christmas episode like this at all.

[[folder:Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann]]
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
** Tropers/AvatarSango: I love ''Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann''. Still, in the second movie, Gainax [[MoralEventHorizon crossed the line]] when they altered the [[BigBad Antispiral]] torturing Nia scene. In the series, it was only a little creepy. In the movie, however... He destroyed her clothes, started grabbing with [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles NaughtyTentacles]] and straddled her while she called out for Simon in fear! Way to go Gainax. You literally raped my favorite character, and still kill her in the end.
** Tropers/KingClark: I've had more fun watching ''Gurren Lagann'' than any other anime, namely because of how the show takes [[RuleOfCool Refuge In Cool]]. But there was one scene that I felt was gratuitous: Rossiu's reveal to his father that their religious text was nothing but a bunch of gibberish that they were misinterpreting. There wasn't any given reason for the show to have a TakeThat against organized religion, especially considering [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the age group that the show was initially intended for]].
** Tropers/{{Rpgingmaster}}: The last five minutes of the last TV Episode retroactively piss all over the point of the show (which was supposed to be about hope of some sort, right?), and manages to UpToEleven (fitting, given the show) in subverting it. First off, Nia dies, even after that was a perfectly good chance to save her but it wasn't taken for some bullshit reason. Boo. And then the DistantFinale manages to make everyone (save Viral, Boota and Leeron, though the first is justified) look like they just let themselves go and they aged horribly (Rossiu and Simon pretty much lost all their good looks in their middle age), Yoko got it even worse (and her face isn't even shown, mostly because it most likely probably looks like her badly aged figure, and the dark, dreary colors in most of the scenes [[SarcasmMode really give one a feeling of hope.]]) As if one's gut needs more punches, Viral has a wife (but he can't have kids and he'll outlive her, which is just cruel given his circumstances), and Simon is essentially robbed of one final chance to be awesome and pretty much admits he's useless. And, as the cherry on top, the above could've been cut and the show ended as Simon was walking into the distance after the wedding, and the hope and optimism would've been retained, but some jackass added five minutes of the deplorable crap outlined above, and it pretty much retroactively poisoned all the awesome I watched in the last 27 episodes.

[[folder:Valvrave the Liberator]]
* ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator''
** [=KantonKage=]: The finale.
## First it was the crowd's reaction; believing the revelation that Magius exposure was fake despite it being on live TV!
## Also X-Eins' SenselessSacrifice. Wasn't this guy supposed to be TheStrategist? What was with that LeeroyJenkins-esque attack?
## The fate of the ARUS President, only for the simple fact that he got away with murdering innocent teenagers, only so he could keep his job.
## [[spoiler:Haruto's death]]. Unlike [[spoiler:Marie]], who lost 3 years of memories and not only survived the first time but was a failed prototype, [[spoiler:Haruto]] lost nearly twice as many memories in one battle.
** [=LDragon2=]: And before all that, we had Saki's complete abandonment by the rest of the [[DesignatedHero "heroes"]], which led to her capture by A-Drei, and subsequent humiliation via torture bag and public execution. The fact that none of the main cast even gave a rip about her before leaving Earth, instead returning home and celebrating festivities while she was still out there really made me angry. Sure, just ignore the fact that one of your pilots and former idol could be getting tortured right now, and instead focus on having fun.

[[folder:Yuyu Hakusho]]
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''
** Tropers/{{Xiantera}}: The low point for the manga was when much of the Three Kings Saga builds up how powerful Yomi is and that he could be planning to take over all three worlds, only to turn the fight against Yomi into an anticlimax when Yomi apparently gives up on his ambition after Yusuke starts the Demon World Unification Tournament, and reduces the fight against Yomi to the opening moves.
** Tropers/{{Sahgo}}: For me, it was way before that: Yusuke vs. Rando. Are you honestly telling me that he won through sheer luck? Don't get me wrong here - I know that luck is a factor in any conflict... but it's one factor; any anime who has the character surviving through luck also has it winning through effort/intelligence/etc. In this case, Yusuke only won because he had algae inside his ears (not by his own planning, mind you; it simply got stuck there). Nope, no strategy, no willpower-that-defies-biology... just algae. What a cheap victory, Togashi.
** @/{{Ecclytennysmithylove}}: Episode 97 "Departing Living World" is where I lost my interest in Shizuru when she beats up Kuwabara for not going to school. As a fangirl who loves Kuwabara, I sometimes like Shizuru because of her CoolBigSis personality. However, I would've liked Shizuru more if it weren't for the DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale she inflicted on her baby brother. The way she treated him in that episode would make WesternAnimation/SouthPark's Shelley Marsh feel ashamed of what she always done to her little brother Stan. Yes, I know these abuse are meant to be PlayedForLaughs, but the FridgeHorror that the way Shizuru treated Kuwabara was where Kuwabara's desire to never fight with women probably comes from seriously makes me want to write an angry letter to the anime director, Noriyuki Abe, demanding him to please remove that scene of Shizuru abusing Kuwabara permanently.
** WhyNotNow: There are four little words that utterly [[RuinedForever killed]] the [[OfficialCouple Yusuke/Keiko]] relationship for me, and if I hadn't decided to give it a second chance and seen how epic the series became later on, it might damn near have ruined the series for me: Yusuke grabs Keiko's breasts. Yusuke grabs Keiko's breasts. Yusuke. Grabs. Keiko's. Breasts!! [[FlatWhat What.]] [[BigWhat What?!]] What the hell, Yusuke?! Everything else he's done to fondle and tease Keiko pales in comparison to the Crowning Moment of [[EpicFail Fail]] when our hero, even a lowly street punk like Yusuke Urameshi, violates and molests his LoveInterest, and worse yet, when it's implied to be the foundation of their relationship! For this troper, that was the prime example of DudeNotFunny in any work of anime I have ever seen. That is a MoralEventHorizon many real life men cross by sexually harassing and forcing themselves onto coworkers and employees and even family members and it's the kind of callous, cruel disregard for women's rights and the female body that leaves deep, traumatic scars behind and which can sometimes never heal, and it's something that made me hate [[DesignatedHero Yusuke]] initially. Thank God he developed into a better, more fleshed out, well-rounded character later on, even if their relationship did go nowhere.


* Tropers/{{Peridonyx}}: [[spoiler:Kotaro's DownerEnding]] at the end of the ''Anime/AfroSamurai'' manga, specifically when a [[spoiler:[[HardWorkHardlyWorks now-finally-in-his-prime Kotaro ultimately receives nothing more than an anti-climactic death from a]] [[MartyStu now-long-past-his-prime Afro]]. So what was the point of all of those blatant {{Ironic Echo}}es between them, then?]]
* Tropers/JamesBannon: ''Manga/WitchCraftWorks'' episode 12. Hanaka refusing to properly kiss Ayaka to save her life. OK, we can perhaps forgive him the first time, during the battle with Medusa, but a second? And what's his excuse? (Paraphrase) "It's wrong to kiss your loved one before marriage." WTF? This is the person he loves more than anyone, though he's so dense he doesn't realise it (another pet hate of mine), and he's unwilling to kiss her properly once to save her life? Ayaka would have been justified by giving him an ArmorPiercingSlap for that one!
* Tropers/LordTNK: ''Manga/{{Akira}}'''s ending, for the same reason as that of ''Anime/Berserk1997''.
* Tropers/KesraKiranov: ''LightNovel/GroundControlToPsychoelectricGirl'' for the same thing. Is Erio an alien or not? What exactly does Yashiro know? Who does Makoto end up falling in love with? Who knows! They ended it at visual novel #3 of 8 total, with literally no questions answered.
* Tropers/KesraKiranov: ''Manga/VideoGirlAi'' also for the same reason. The anime ends with Ai [[spoiler:disappearing, and never comes back, leaving Youta devastated.]] Though this ending is incredibly [[spoiler:tragic]], the manga keeps going, and Ai [[spoiler:is not actually lost forever]].
* Animeking1108: ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' for the same reason. After the second episode established Satan as an AxeCrazy sociopath, they reveal that [[spoiler: he and Rin and Yukio’s mother, Yuri, mutually loved each other]]. This is problematic for a few reasons, but the biggest one is that this plot twist, along with the filler in this '''one season, 25 episode anime,''' gives the viewer a hint that A1 Studios was [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants making things up as they went along]].
* Tropers/LilyNadesico: Despite being a mostly excellent show (in my humble opinion), the penultimate episode of ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer'' contains a very infuriating moment - when [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination the Overdevil]] possesses]] [[TheHero Gainer]] and [[{{Ninja}} Gauli]], their respective love interests [[PluckyGirl Sara]] and [[CoolBigSis Adette]] both try to [[spoiler:make them snap out of it through a TrueLovesKiss...]] but it turns out, only Adette manages to, while Sara fails and [[spoiler:gets possessed as well]]. Now, the common HandWave is that Gainer and Sara [[spoiler:had gotten distant, and that's why Sara's kiss didn't work on him...]] but then, FridgeLogic kicks in: Adette and Gauli [[spoiler:[[StrangledByTheRedString barely had any interaction]] before declaring their love to each other, and furthermore, only 2-3 episodes before, Gainer and Sara had had a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming[=/=]ShipTease moment together in King Gainer's cockpit.]] So, exactly, why are we supposed to believe that Adette and Gauli have [[spoiler:a stronger, more significant connection]]? The whole thing felt like it was only done for the sake of cheap drama, and to make sure the series lasted another episode (because when Gainer [[spoiler:came back to his senses, the Overdevil got {{Curb Stomp|Battle}}ed]])...
* Tropers/{{JusticeGundam}}: For me (and for many other Italian fans), the lowest moment of ''Anime/MaiOtome'' was the 8th OVA special, where Mai tells Natsuki how she disappeared. Not only does it make Mai look like an idiot for getting lost in a forest she should know very well - and, lest we forget it, she's a trained Otome! - but it also felt to many like a silly excuse to write Yuuichi out of the continuity, pander to his haters who just wanted him gone, and somehow pair up Mai and Mikoto. In fact, when reading the ''Manga/MaiOtome'' manga, I was glad to see that Yuuichi actually has a substantial role there, [[spoiler:even as a posthumous character, and is/was married to Mai.]]
* Tropers/ChrisX: In the manga version of ''Manga/FlameOfRecca''. [[TheSmartGuy Mikagami Tokiya]]. Drugged by a minor villain so easily. So much for being a genius!
* Tropers/{{Gyrobot}}: ''Anime/QueensBlade'''s shift in to CerebusSyndrome territory causes Shizuka to die for Tomoe to get stronger, only to be beaten by Reina and not coming back. It just came out as a giant middle finger to Shizuka and Tomoe fans in a series where the female cast's plot armor is much thicker and durable than their clothes. Shizuka is the only one who isn't brought back by Deus Ex Machina, many fans didn't like that at all.
* Tropers/GXNext: ''Manga/KimiNoIruMachi'' A Town Where You Rage. The way the relationship between Haruto and Yuzuki ended is understandable given the circumstances, however the issue this troper took was with Asuka, the Tsundere that Haruto met while in Tokyo and pursuing Yuzuki to learn why she broke up with him. Asuka's Dere comes out in force after [[spoiler:Kazama dies]] to the point that everyone in the series, including two of the girls that were previously pursuing Haruto suddenly decide to [[ShipperOnDeck Ship Asuka as the perfect girl]] for him even though it has only been a few months since he got the double whammy of [[spoiler:Kazama dying]] and he and Yuzuki deciding to stay away from each other. Cue a two year time skip, and what has happened to them? Haruto has basically stayed the same as he was at the beginning and all of Asuka's previous flaws are gone to the point of she really is just his girlfriend, and nothing more.
* Tropers/{{Ragamander}}: ''Anime/FutakoiAlternative'' is a pretty good show that starts as an [[CrazyAwesome over-the-top]] [[RuleOfCool action]]-[[RuleOfFunny comedy]], [[GenreShift quickly drops the action]], [[RuleOfDrama then shifts to character drama]]. Surprisingly, it somehow manages to do all of this very well. And then the end of episode 10 "Dance Like a Bear, Sting Like a Squid" pretty much ruins the show. The preceding episodes are intensely dramatic, melancholic, and realistic, with decreasing amounts of comedy. The end of episode 10 marks the reversion of the show to action-comedy, and it comes literally out of nowhere. This is MoodWhiplash at its finest; the dark nature of the preceding story arc makes the over-the-top-ridiculous action seem very, very out-of-place, while the over-the-top-ridiculous action makes the dark, realistic drama (which at this point still needs to be fully resolved) [[{{Narm}} impossible to take seriously]].
* Tropers/{{Gaston1991}}: ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'': The worst part is in episode 23 "Little Castaways" when Nadia said Grandis, Hanson and Sanson are evil and deserved to disappear in the sky in episode 21 "Goodbye Nautilus". What. No only that OutOfCharacter for Nadia since she was friendly with Grandis in many episodes, but at this point of the series they had done more heroic things than Nadia.
* Tropers/KuroKokoro: The ending to the ''Manga/ShugoChara'' manga. Peach-Pit, [[SarcasmMode thanks for telling your audience that you care more about]] [[StrangledByTheRedString pairing up your characters]] [[RomanticPlotTumor than wrapping up the story up in any way]].
* Tropers/{{Stewyworks333}}: Despite the [[AdaptationDistillation manga adaptation]] of ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' being well-done, and leaving in much of the gruesome violence that was cut out of the [[{{Bowdlerize}} American version]], you'd think that [[spoiler:we'd get to see Yuna beaten to a bloody pulp, [[MoralEventHorizon after all the shit that he did to everybody in the game.]]]] What ends up happening? [[spoiler:He teleports away in the exact same way as the original game, [[KarmaHoudini getting away with all the shit he caused]].]] What the fuck, Capcom? You managed to fully do the storyline that was planned the entire time, including [[spoiler:[[BloodierAndGorier Fou-Lu decapitating Soniel in a huge geyser of blood.]]]] And you still decide it wasn't necessary to change something many fans were really anticipating?
* Tropers/ManCalledTrue: ''Anime/GunXSword'' chickening out and [[spoiler:revealing Michael and Fasalina survived]] in the audio drama. Congratulations, you've managed to commit serious KarmaHoudini in the name of fan wankery and retroactively ruined one of my favorite series!
* Tropers/CJCroen1393: I [[GuiltyPleasures love]] ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'', but the Devil's Trill arc ended on a sour note for me. The basic point of the story was to keep Hijiri and Kazusa safe from a demon that [[ItMakesSenseInContext wants to kidnap Kazusa and take Hijiri's eyeball out]]. At the end of the story, a fierce battle is raging and Hijiri caught underneath a collapsing pillar. Kazusa is the last thing he sees, having left the room they were hiding in when he told her not to. He then wakes up in the infirmary and it turns out that the Demon is dead! Well that's a load off everyone's mind! So he asks if he can take Kazusa home. What do Watari and Hisoka tell him? They pretty much just say "Oh yeah, she died. [[HeroicSacrifice She pushed you out of the way of that pillar and was crushed under it]]" ... What!? You guys tried and succeeded at protecting her and she still dies!? This makes the [[ShootTheShaggyDog whole. Arc. Completely. Pointless]]! The dub made it even worse by giving Watari a mercilessly cheerful tone of voice when he says "Kazusa died! ^_^" and Hisoka delivers his line with a cruelly unsympathetic monotone. Yeah, let's all pick on Hijiri when [[IntergenerationalFriendship his best friend]] just died. To make matters worse, the anime version totally brushes off the fact that the eight year old they were trying to protect just died. Deaths in this series are usually treated with sympathy, but no one seems to care that Kazusa is dead! When she's back as a shinigami it's all over-shadowed by Hijiri. When Hijiri receives a gift basket from his three friends after his concert, who does he thank? Not Kazusa! Just Hisoka and Tsuzuki! I love bishies as much as the next YaoiFanboy, but still, give your best friend some credit, wouldja? Especially since she saved your freakin' life!
* Tropers/{{Catmuto}}: ''Literature/HalfPrince''. In the last chapter, it's revealed that Lan wanted a baby, but didn't want to go through with the pregnancy and birth, because she absolutely hates pain. Fortunately, medicine has advanced so far that they can make [[MrSeahorse men pregnant and carry out children]], which Lan makes use of and her husband does the childbearing. It completely infuriated me, because it was done as such a stupid and not-humorous reason. If Lan turned out to be infertile, it would make more sense, but only doing it because she doesn't like the idea of pain during childbirth? The worst part is that this story takes place in 2100 AD. Is the reader honestly supposed to think that medicine has advanced so far that they can go against nature and make men give birth without any [[DeathByChildbirth danger]], but that the rather simple and 'old' help of the epidural does not exist any longer? A poor excuse to rail the series back to its lighthearted comedy, after it was [[DarkerAndEdgier rather dark]] the preceeding volume, only resulting in making me want to ask Yu Wo just what she was thinking, using such a piss-poor excuse to bring this stupid scenario into the series.
* Tropers/KantonKage: The ending to ''Anime/AquarionEvol'', [[spoiler:Mykage]] gets what he wants at the end. Despite his heinous actions such as: killing [[spoiler:Jin, Alicia and Izumo.]] Also the [[labelnote:two]]Zessica and Kagura[[/labelnote]] he didn't kill got hit with a ShipSinking so hard that they were forced to pull a IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy. The worst part however was that [[spoiler:Mikono]] apologized to him! Not cool.
* Tropers/{{Spacemonkey37}}: ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' got off to a bad start, what with the boring protagonist who is [[RememberTheNewGuy already known and loved by the entire cast]], and its complete disregard for the previously established world building, but when [[LadyOfWar Signum]] got hit with TheWorfEffect so that [[SmugSnake Cypha]] could show off how ridiculously overpowered the [[VillainSue Huckebein]] are, I pretty much threw in the towel.
* Tropers/AustinDR: In the second season of ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'', there was the third episode in which Alex (Sanae's dog) gets jealous of Squid Girl, and bites her on the leg [[DisproportionateRetribution just because Sanae showed more affection towards Ika Musume rather than him]]. Sanae then comes up with the solution to have Ika walk Alex. After going through a lot of trials and tribulations, you could say that they formed a respect for each other; only to have that respect go completely out the window when Sanae [[WhatAnIdiot still shows more affection towards Ika and not seeming to remember that that was the reason for his animosity towards Ika in the first place]]. So at the end, he bites Squid Girl on the leg again, and StatusQuoIsGod. The first part of the episode could've worked had Sanae also given Alex a hug, but no, she just has to completely ignore him for Squid Girl, even though it's blatant that Squid Girl dislikes her.
* Tropers/{{Mightymoose101}} barely one episode into ''[[LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero Zero no Tsukaima F]]'' and the show's already shocked me to my fucking core. To wit; Saito, once again, gets into an argument with Louise. What's it about this time? He suspects that she's eyeing up another man. Now, normally I'd just pull up their long history together as proof of how fucking stupid and irrational his jealousy is here. But who does he think she's interested in? The Pope. He's worried that she may be eyeing up and intending to form a relationship with the most holy man on the planet who's dedicated his whole life to religious pursuit. Saito, I doubt the Pope's gonna fucking violate his vow of celibacy and spit in God's face in order to shag it up with the girl who's shown time and time again that she loves you completely.
* Tropers/SeaMaid96: The second episode in the third season of the anime ''Gag Manga Biyori''. As somebody who likes insects, and had several species as my favorite animals for most of my childhood, I was rather excited at the thought of an episode starring a kid (called Tooru) who likes insects. I expected a fun parody of {{edutainment show}}s and maybe some new facts. Enter Doctor Insect (yes, this is a character who takes MeaningfulName to the extreme). Dr. Insect is despicable in general, but his worst moment comes halfway through the story: [[spoiler:he strips in front of Tooru, who is in third grade, and shows off his privates. When Tooru says that he doesn't want to see them, the Doctor just says "So you say the same thing as my daughter..." with what comes out as a CreepyMonotone]]. Jokes of that kind just are [[DudeNotFunny not funny]], especially not with such young people as victims.
* Tropers/{{Raxis}}: Episode 8 of ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' titled "For Whose Sake?". Ami challenges Taiga to a swimming contest, and Taiga, despite being very aware that she has SuperDrowningSkills, agrees to it anyways. Over a few days she attempts to train, despite being so nervous she can barely put her head underwater. Then, literally the day before the contest she tries to swim - and [[InstantExpert discovers she can effortlessly swim at amazing speeds]]. The day of the contest she cheats by kicking Ami into the water, savagely attacking her underwater and stealing her bikini top, and nobody calls her out on this. After a bizarre series of extremely stupid events, Ryuuji ends up knocked out underwater and Taiga fishes him out - and then forbids anyone else provide him any care because "they had been distracted by Ami's bikini" or somesuch. She was evidently dissatisfied at the speed with which everyone else reacted, as we have nobody's word but her own to go on they were allowing Ryuuji to drown. Taiga's out-of-nowhere swimming talent, excessive cheating, the unlikely sequence of events that saw Ryuuji in danger and Taiga's over the top reaction afterwards ruined the whole episode.
* Tropers/LinTaylor: Don't get me wrong, I love ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' in just about every way, but then we get episode 6 of ''Nyarko-San W'' titled "I'll Try to Act it Out". Mahiro has to pretend to be Cuuko's fiancée in order to get her cousin off her back, while Nyarko goes through your standard ClingyJealousGirl reactions. Then when the group goes to a restaurant, Nyarko pulls Mahiro aside and begs him to just put an end to it; rather thoughtlessly, he tells her "If it bugs you that much, just go home", at which point her pain stops being comical. Then comes Nyarko's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove, where she talks about how painful this incident has been and the fact that Mahiro's [[CanNotSpitItOut refusal to just say if he likes her or not]] is driving her crazy. His response to all this? "You've been going on for a while now, are you done yet?" I do like Mahiro as a character (I kind of see some of my younger self in him), but when he said that line I just wanted to punch him right in the face and chew him out for having the emotional sensitivity of a rock. A young woman is having an emotional breakdown right in front of you; Lovecraftian creature or not, would it really kill you to give her a damn hug or something?
* Tropers/AndyJay: Episode 8 of ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'' titled "Separation", when Ledo departs to fight the Whalesquid[[spoiler:/Hideauze]] and leaves Amy behind in tears. Her crying is somewhat understandable given that she has a slight crush on him, but her subsequent statement to Bellows about Ledo being "in torment" and how she'd seen "the real Ledo" after the dance was a bit too {{Narm}}y for what should've been a genuinely poignant scene. No, Amy, Ledo has been trying to tell you that he's been fighting the Hideauze [[ChildSoldier his whole life]]; cold combat mode is "the real him". Meanwhile Melty, one of her best friends whom she's presumably known for much of her life (as opposed to a couple months at best with Ledo), is joining Ledo on a departing ship. Amy doesn't even seem the slightest bit concerned about her, even though Melty's also putting her life at risk from a possible Whalesquid attack (which Gargantia was in deadly fear of just two episodes before). Needless to say, this marks the decline of a previously vibrant, independent leading lady into a shallow cheerleader who likes Ledo for very vaguely defined reasons.
* Alvarocasalino: While I liked a lot the ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' anime (which was cute and heartwarming) [[EndingAversion I loathe the manga ending]] since it manages to ruin and in a spectacular way all what was good and charming about the anime and the first half of the manga. To summarize it [[spoiler:there is a revelation that Rin and Daikichi aren't blood-related and they get married]]. In the anime series, Rin and Daikichi had a very heartwarming father-daughter relationship, so even when [[spoiler:they aren't actually blood-related]] this ending still has a creepy and inappropiate feeling, especially considering that [[spoiler:Daikichi raised Rin as his daughter for ''ten years'', so changing that kind of relationship just for the revelation of not being blood-related feels forced and out of character for him]].
* {{theAdeptrogue}}: ''Manga/SketDance'', halfway through the Happy Birthday Arc, [[spoiler:Bossun discovered that his mother and sister are actually not his biological family]] and started {{Wangst}}ing about how they are strangers. I mean, what? He knew them his whole life, and was raised among them, and he immediately called them "strangers" just because they're not blood related?]
* DiscoGlacier: Episode 8 of ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' titled "Against Pravda!", in which [[IdiotBall Oarai ignores Miho's carefully thought-out strategy]] [[LeeroyJenkins in favor of a last-minute idea to rush their opponent]], Pravda, [[BullyingADragon despite Pravda having more and stronger tanks than them]]. Their recklessness leads to them [[spoiler:following a decoy into Pravda's trap]], despite Oarai themselves having used this tactic before and thus should've known better. This is especially cringe-worthy considering that the fate of [[spoiler:Oarai Girls' Academy]] rested on this one battle, and that both the Student Council and Kawashima knew about this; why would they support such a risky tactic if it was going to [[spoiler:needlessly jeopardize their school]]? Despite this, the episode's not all bad: the Pravda girls are interesting characters, and their [[AwesomeMusic musical number]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehhitnnB22k is kickass]].
* Loekman3: The [[EsotericHappyEnding so-called happy ending]] of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicles'' is an absolute DMOS because CLAMP apparently did not understand the implications. You see, in the ending, Syaoran must keep moving as price for his continued existence with Kurogane, Fai and Mokona coming along with him. Sakura decides to stay apparently because she will make Syaoran's journey miserable if she accompanies him thanks to the dream, why didn't she try to change this future by making a deal with Watanuki I have no clue. But not only time flows differently within each world but Syaoran also cannot stay long enough to spend time with Sakura and must continue travelling; in other words by the time Syaoran manages to return back, Sakura would have most likely either passed away or become an old lady, essentially dooming the [=SakuSyao=] couple to be separated for eternity. [[YouCantFightFate I guess the clones cannot change the future to keep them together in the end after all]].
* @/MadMan400096: ''LightNovel/GoldenTime'' was ultimately a good, if occasionally {{narm}}y show, but the ending really soured it for me. For context, the final few episodes had been setting up a great {{A|nAesop}}esop about how while the past should not be forgotten, moving on is still the best thing to do, and since Banri's old memories were returning to replace the new ones, he could move on, with his friends doing the same. It would make for a great BittersweetEnding... if they'd actually followed through. Instead, we get [[spoiler:the intervention of Ghost Banri more or less making the arc seem pointless, and the series ending with everyone, for all intents and purposes, [[BrokenAesop going back to live in the fucking past]].]] Basically, an otherwise decent show throwing away its own raison d'être. Weak.
* {{Ecclytennysmithylove}}: As far as I'm a huge fan of ''Anime/SpaceDandy'', episode 7 "A Race in Space is Dangerous, Baby" [[FanonDiscontinuity never existed]]; [[spoiler:[[TheUnreveal we never found out who won the race]]]]. I understand that {{Gainax Ending}}s can always happen in every bizarre anime, but this one was just ridiculous!
* Gene0129: [[spoiler:Walter's betrayal]] in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. Not only was this one of the biggest {{Asspull}}s in anime history due to the foreshadowing being too subtle for anyone to notice, the logic given after was flimsy. This is the same guy who gladly [[spoiler:served Integra for most of his life, and was deeply loyal.]] There were little hints to him being [[spoiler: TheMole the entire time]] prior to this happening, completely derailing his character.
* {{Loekman3}}: Unlike the manga version of ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' in which every single plot point is resolved and confirmed that [[OfficialCouple Sakura and Syaoran]] are living happily ever after, the ending of the second movie does not. It just ends with Sakura jumping to hug Syaoran and that's it, [[SequelHook no sequels]], no extra materials or anything, just an [[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle alternate universe reboot]]. Not only do we never see them hugging each other, but too many plot threads are also unresolved, like Sakura giving the teddy bear to Syaoran, Eriol halving his power with [[spoiler:Fujitaka]], the other character's like [[BigBrotherInstinct Touya's]] reaction to their confessions, or even a [[TheStinger stinger]] showing what happens to the couple or hell, any other character besides the Kero and Spinnel special that does not reveal anything. In short, a [[MaybeEverAfter terrible hastily written ending]] by Creator/{{CLAMP}} that is on par with ''Tsubasa'' and ''Manga/XXXHolic'' in how bad it is.
* Tropers/KashimaKitty: ''Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami'' Episode 37 - "Marian's Eyes", the episode involves the titular cursed wedding dress that causes the wearer to become possessed by its original owner who had committed suicide, compelling them to do the same. Throughout the episode Mami investigates a conspiracy that leads her to be stalked by shady men, narrowly avoid being deliberately crushed by a truck, kidnapped by said shady men, stripped and dressed in the titular wedding dress while unconscious, and witness Megumi die in her arms... only for it to all turn out to be a movie that was being filmed, with her as the star. Everyone was in on it except Mami, who was kept in the dark because they wanted to film "real terror." Even in her transformed state Mami can't be older than 16, and not only would this be a very scarring experience for her, but doing such a thing would be ILLEGAL! And the worst they get for it is Mami tearfully shouting "I hate you all!" in a manner that's clearly played for laughs.
* SamMax: I've been watching the ''Anime/DiGiCharat'' anime shows, and have been enjoying them so far. However, there was one special that just didn't do it for me. There was a special where this slug-like character (I don't remember his name) comes in and tries to renovate the game store. His changes are not well received, yet he keeps trying anyways. It started off funny enough, but I got tired of the joke before the end of the episode, yet it just kept trying, which just resulted in the character becoming [[TheScrappy a Scrappy]]. Fortunately, the later specials didn't have him, though I don't know about the remaining series themselves.
* toggaf: ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': This is mostly in relation to the manga, although the anime has focused much of its incessant filler on it to; the sheer bias toward the working class. And by that I mean anyone with absolutely no money. It seems absolutely anybody with any semblance of income in Attack on Titan is portrayed as a prick, whilst the writer expects us to believe the poor characters are above reproach. The latest manga chapters are truly the dethroning moments and quite literally the worst writing I have ever seen in a manga, but for the sake of not including manga spoilers I will reference the anime; so when the rich people gave the poor people the weapons to try and take back their land because it was simply IMPOSSIBLE for them to keep sending aid to them, they are considered monsters and cruel... yet when the poor Recon Corps had the absolutely bright idea to release the Female Titan in the inner walls, killing thousands of innocent rich people just to prove a point... we see that as heroic? Get fucked.
* Tropers/CerotechOmega: I'm a decent enough fan of the ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' series, so I was looking forward to the ''[[Anime/BlazblueAlterMemory Alter Memory]]'' anime like most of the others. It turned out to be DarthWiki/SoBadItsGood with the various animation errors and overcompressed plot (some folks believe it's DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible instead), but I still believe, so long after watching it, that Episode 10 is absolutely indefensible. The biggest part of the episode, and the reason it's here in the first place, is the [[CurbStompBattle "fight"]] Hazama has against Noel and Makoto (the latter of which only fights this once, I should inform you), which includes such [[SarcasmMode highlights]] as the girls choking on [[TheWorfEffect Worf draught]] and Terumi coming across as [[MinorInjuryOverreaction a thin-skinned douchebag]] (the girls only manage to hit him once before the fight goes downhill at meteoric speeds); [[ShootTheShaggyDog Makoto's role in the entire story meaning absolutely squat in the end]] (which is likely to enrage newcomers, since veterans know her plan to save Noel wasn't going to work out); new heights of FanDisservice ({{underboob|s}} isn't titillating when the girl they're attached to is being slammed around explicitly for the sake of torturing her); Noel [[TookALevelInDumbass degenerating to Taokaka levels of stupidity]] (Makoto's warning not to trust Hazama came in the previous episode, which was technically minutes ago compared to a whole arc like in the games), which led to Makoto [[UnhandThemVillain being dropped off the edge of a 100-story building]]; even more FanDisservice as the Kusanagi cocoon ensnares a catatonic Noel with tentacle-like restraints (that it just pops in through a portal is deranged enough); and all of this just so the plot could stay on course (I wouldn't blame anyone accusing Terumi of being a VillainSue after this wreck). The fight between Ragna and Jin felt like an afterthought to this debacle, which turned me off to the point I never saw the last two episodes; even though [[UnexplainedRecovery Makoto survived the fall somehow]], it's probably for the best they never elaborated on that. CharacterDerailment for the sake of staying true to the hypercompressed plot, grotesque bias towards what newbies would see as a Sue of the highest order, blatant abuse of the EnsembleDarkhorse (the 25th Arcsys Anniversary poll had Makoto ranking below Noel and [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Dizzy]] alone in terms of popularity amongst the girls, and she's popular for a myriad of reasons on both sides of the Pacific), and little of quality to distract from this disasterpiece all come together to create an abomination towards an otherwise respectable series. I personally hope that if Arc System Works ever decides to do another anime based on one of its franchises, they use ''Alter Memory'', and this episode in particular, as an example of what not to do.
* SamMax: I'm gonna tip a SacredCow here and mention an example from ''{{Manga/Yotsuba}}''. You see, there was a chapter in vol. 2 where the characters are at a swimming pool, right? Well, Jumbo makes insults over Fuka over her body and such. The fact that no one attempted to defend her (and if I remember correctly, Yotsuba's dad even got in on it) didn't help. Maybe it's just me, but I honestly felt she had every right to react the way she did (namely, by throwing him into a swimming pool). Yet he calls her crazy rather than even attempting an apology. This chapter was what turned Jumbo into TheScrappy for me, since he came off as an unlikeable jerk, and it felt like it was trying to be funny. [[DudeNotFunny To say it failed would be putting it lightly]]. What I've read of later chapters hasn't exactly inspired confidence that Jumbo will be RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap anytime soon. Fortunately, later chapters ''are'' better, but this was a low point.
* bisonx: ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. I really hated episode 17 of the anime. In what is quite possibly one of the series' [[DarkestHour darkest moments]], it just has the bad guys [[CurbStompBattle brutally curbstomping]] the heroes repeatedly, attacking and destroying Riot Force 6's HQ and the site of the press conference, kidnapping Ginga and Vivio, and in the case of Ginga, almost getting killed in the process. So in short, the good guys had just got their asses kicked. The episode [[DownerEnding ended]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog with]] [[BigBad Dr. Jail Scaglietti]] [[EvilLaugh laughing triumphantly]] in the face of the heroes.
* Tropers/KashimaKitty: ''Anime/CrossAnge''. The infamous "Physical" scene at the end of the first episode. While concepts like PrisonRape and cavity searches aren't unheard in an anime, this scene is a special kind of insulting for two reasons. First is the unnecessarily gratuitous and sexual manner it's depicted in, with our protagonist's rear end jiggling in front of the camera when she's bent over a table and restrained, before her underwear is cut off. The second is the fact that the show treats this traumatic event as insignificant. The OnTheNext preview simply jokes about the whole affair and in the following episode Ange isn't really affected by it at all. This clearly wasn't RapeAsDrama in a serious anime about racism. Instead it's just a sleazy moment of fanservice in a mech anime that picks and chooses when to take itself seriously, featuring an ImprobablyFemaleCast wearing absurdly revealing uniforms.
* Animeking1108: The ending to ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' would have been good if it weren't for one thing: [[spoiler: Akito being a massive KarmaHoudini]]. I get that Tohru is a NiceGirl and it wouldn't be out of character for her to show compassion to her enemies, but did she honestly forget all the atrocities she did? All of the members of the Sohma clan she emotionally and physically abused? Putting Rin and Kisa in the hospital? Ruining Hattori's life? [[spoiler: Attempting to kill her and Kyo during her VillainousBreakdown]]? Akito doesn't need forgiveness. Akito needed time in prison ([[ThereAreNoTherapists or at least some serious therapy]]). I don't care about her FreudianExcuse. [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke Uchiha]] wasn't this EasilyForgiven.
* Tropers/BaffleBlend: As much as I adore ''Anime/JuuniSenshiBakuretsuEtoRanger'' and think it SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove, one thread of Episode 5 (which is otherwise a good episode) was ridiculous and, frankly, contrived. First, when Kirinda tells the team that the world they're visiting is ''Literature/TheUglyDuckling'', [[WhyAreYouLookingAtMeLikeThat everyone looks right at Tart the Chicken]]. And then when they arrive in that world and she accidentally lands on Hols the Bull, [[HypocriticalHumor he complains about her huge butt]]. She's clearly hurt and after [[RantInducingSlight calling them out]], and they start [[DiggingYourselfDeeper Digging Themselves Deeper]] in response, she runs off on her own. And then just to add insult to injury, Bakumaru calls her "hysterical" after that. [[FlatWhat What]]. The Eto Rangers [[OutOfCharacterMoment aren't usually]] ''that'' big of {{Jerkass}}es to each other -- yes, they do argue... a lot... but it's normally nothing more than TeethClenchedTeamwork, not [[JerkassBall making someone feel bad enough to storm off]] -- and it just makes poor Tart, [[UnpopularPopularCharacter who's generally seen as being actually quite attractive by the fandom on top of that]], come across as TheWoobie. To make matters worse, she transforms, and decides to make it permanent; that's right, not only did they [[KarmaHoudini get away with]] tormenting her, they [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop got rewarded for it]]. Frankly, the whole thing just felt like they wrote themselves into a corner wondering how to introduce her second form.
* Gryphus: VisualNovel/DiabolikLovers itself could easily be considered as a massive Dethroning Moment of Suck as a whole, but if i had to choose a single moment, it would definetly be the part where Subaru gives Yui the oportunity to escape the mansion without any consequences whatsoever. Keep in mind: So far Yui has only experienced abuse at the hands of the Sakamakis, who have gone out of their way to antagonize her, treat her like dirt, bite her in rather painful ways and be overall douchebags without bothering to hide the fact that they see her as nothing more than an object for their enojoyment, as well as basically being a walking blood dispenser for them. So of course, Yui decides to... Stay in the mansion. Let me rephrase that: Instead of leaving and simply trying to find a new place to live, Yui decides to stay in the home of the abusive vampires who literally haven't done a SINGLE good deed for her, and have been mistreating her for what was apparently weeks. I'm sorry, but this was my breaking point. I managed to tolerate the senseless abuse that was shown, but this obnoxious case of ViolationOfCommonSense is what made me swear off this anime. The rest of the anime is basically a plotless mess that it's just to have an excuse to show vampire fanservice, but this single moment made me so angry [[UnstoppableRage i actually removed the disk from my computer, smashed it with a hammer and threw it in the garbage]]. Heck, right now i'm still wondering [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim why this plotless mess of an anime is so popular]].
* WRM5: Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' and everyone should watch the anime right now. That said, one episode I can not bring myself to watch again is episode 36: "Grizzly's Hibernation Preparations/Grizzly's Hibernation!" Polar Bear is known for his trolling, but he is just an absolute ass in this episode. In the first half he derails Grizzly's attempts to prepare for hibernation in order to force his friend into buying a bunch of things for him instead, which we're supposed to forgive because... Polar Bear bought Grizzly a fancy pillow at the end. The second half sees Polar Bear continuously waking Grizzly up from his hibernation for petty, nonsense reasons. This last part even became a running gag in the following episodes, unfortunately.
* aurast: The ending of ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' 3.0, Shinji and Kaworu go to retrieve two specific spears to fix the CrapsackWorld in which everyone is either dead or a prick. They go to the place where they think they are, only to find two different spears. Shinji goes ahead and pulls them out, despite Kaworu's very insistent pleas to stop. This makes everything worse, kills kaworu and traumatises Shinji. It's the culmination of an IdiotPlot which made the entire storyline a bleak, pointless waste. This part stands out, however, for how out of character it is, and how the whole thing was obviously manufactured just to make everything worse. Again.
* FireChick12012: In episode eight of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', Miyuki and Candy switch bodies because of Majorina's Switcheroo rings, and as a result, Candy has to spend the day at school in Miyuki's body. It goes about as well as you expect: Candy draws all over her tests, fails any work she receives, misbehaves during class, and basically makes the teachers angry with her misbehavior, much to the infuriation of Miyuki and everyone else. You'd think that Candy would receive a massive scolding over how she almost ruined Miyuki's social life and how she needs to grow up, since Miyuki moved to the area recently. But nope! Miyuki thinks she said too much and should apologize because Candy supposedly did her best. Uhh...no, Miyuki. Your anger was completely justified. All Candy did was act like a little kid and almost ruin everything! The only thing she did her best at was cause trouble, and NOBODY calls her on it! In all fairness, Miyuki and the others should have been harsh toward Candy since she almost ruined any chance Miyuki had of a social life and was too much of a brat to realize it!
* Novaheart: ''MartianSuccessorNadesico: The Prince of Darkness'' is perhaps one of the worst Anime Movie Sequels. It had so many things that went wrong for a Sequel to one of the best AffectionateParody of Mecha and Yamato:
** Even before you see it there is the Saturn only game ''Fate of Three Years'' designed to bridge the gap between the series and the movie. Unfortuneally it's [[NoExportForYou Japan only]] and hard to find. An OAV Series would have been better.
** The overall tone change, Characters acting out of character, nothing being expained, [[spoiler: Akito losing his tastebuds.]]
** And of course this was supposed to be the first of three films, which would have at least helped explained things, but it bombed.
* Tropers/{{mariic}}: In ''Anime/LoveHina'', [[AmericansHateTingle Naru]] [[DesignatedHero Narusegawa]] has always been a character I hated because of her [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale treatment of Keitaro]] [[DudeNotFunny being played for laughs]], but her portrayal in ''Love Hina: Spring Movie'' was the worst. Not only did she cross the MoralEventHorizon by [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing Keitaro's friends]] [[KarmaHoudini without getting punished or called out for her behavior,]] but [[EsotericHappyEnding it ends with both her and Keitaro going to Tokyo U together,]] [[FridgeHorror so the latter has to spend the rest of his life being tormented by an abusive spouse.]]
* Riley1sCool: I'm not huge on it when shows go DarkerAndEdgier. And as one of the few fans of the anime of Manga/BlackButler's season 2, I felt fairly screwed over when it was declared non-canon, as TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot. However, the kicker here is that they quickly adapt the "Book of Circus", a ten-episode arc focused on adapting the manga as faithfully as possible, with no mention of any of the anime's previous original events, which ended with [[spoiler: Ciel going LaughingMad and [[MoralEventHorizon murdering a bunch of children]]]], which, of course, is entirely inconsequential to the next storyline for manga faithfulness. What the hell? Why can't these people just make a story and stick with it?
* Animeking1108: ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is a great series, but the episode going into Izumii and Aoba's backstory rubbed me the wrong way. We get a flashback where after Izumii's room was on fire, we see his father yelling at him and then breaking his nose. We then learn that Aoba set it up just to get back at Izumii [[DisproportionateRetribution for hitting him]]. Apparently, the Light Novel showed Izumii's abuse in more detail, but in the anime, it was only mentioned. Keep in mind, at this point, Izumii's worst crime was being a BigBrotherBully, which [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous is just jerkass behavior at worst and not uncommon in society]]. This was before he [[spoiler: broke Saki's legs]] and [[spoiler: threatened to rape Earthworm]], but were still supposed to take Aoba's side because Izumii was a dick to him. Hell, if anything, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Aoba subjecting Izumii to child abuse is probably]] [[StartOfDarkness why he turned into such a violent sociopath in the first place]].
* megachao24: While ''[[VideoGame/AikatsuStars Aikatsu Stars!]]'' [[ContestedSequel has been a controversial series]] from the onset, Episode 21 is an episode I felt hit a low point that's indefensible. Basically, the episode is about the main character Yume having won the chance of releasing her very first album from a contest held from the previous episode. However, Yume also has a [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique special ability to raise her capabilities to a much higher level]] whenever she's in a pinch and has a drawback of affecting her voice after using it. Four Star's headmaster, Hikaru Moroboshi, is concerned about this, but rather than talk to her about it straight up, he instead [[ExecutiveMeddling sabotages her album release by assigning the record company to release and produce an album for his top idol on short notice and release it on the same day as Yume's]]. While Yume has become [[BaseBreakingCharacter quite controversial]] after a series of events by that point, she definitely did not deserve to have such a [[KickTheDog crushing blow]] so early on in her career.
* Tropers/AL19: I've always hated the Scandal Arc in ''{{Manga/Gintama}}'' ever since I watched it back in late 2011. I get that this was supposed to be a parody of the HaremGenre, but I found none of it to be funny (And considering my already huge dislike for the HaremGenre, this arc didn't help any) and only thought of it as mostly Gintoki TorturePorn (I can accept Gintoki being a ButtMonkey and all, but I felt like the characters in his "harem" took it too far here). But the biggest DMOS for me was at the end of said arc, where [[spoiler: Gintoki finds out he'd been punk'd, and his "friends" all laugh at his recorded reaction (No, I don't know how they were able to record him)]]. Even by ''{{Manga/Gintama}}'' standards, that was exceptionally cruel. And this was supposed to make him stop drinking! [[FridgeLogic I'm sorry, but how would pulling a prank on him like that make him stop drinking? I'm pretty sure it would only make him drink more to forget this ordeal.]] In my opinion, this is by far the worst arc in this series.
* Hyoroemon: ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' is a story of demons (Crimsons) and ghost that make contract with some of said demons (Flame Haze) to enact their revenge. In season 3 the main character merged with big bad to put and end to this thousand years war. MC explain his plan to move Crimsons to alternate realm (Xanadu) where they can live there without feeding on human (‘s life energy). The only ‘problem’ is Flame Haze have spent years of their live just to slay Crimsons and allowing them to move Xanadu would leave them with nothing to do. It is really enraging seeing Flame Haze’s motivation to stop The Organization in 2nd half of season 3 is not to protect human anymore (not that the demons still targeting them), but they are doing it so they don’t lose their purpose: to fight. Everyone from ‘good guy’ team agree on attacking/genociding Crimsons to stop this. And how [[spoiler: the Crimsons doesn’t bother much to fight while getting slaughtered]] make people empathize with the bad guy instead.
* Xiristatos: I used to believe that I would never find a moment in JoJosBizarreAdventure that would leave a bad enough taste in my mouth to be worthy of an entry here, especially because it's my favorite AnimeAndManga franchise of all time. It's the kind of franchise that knows how to entertain and impress its audience in more ways than one. The finale of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 5]], however, did leave me with a bad taste. But before I go on, here's an unpopular opinion: I actually liked [[BigBad Diavolo]]. While I can definitely see why he gained his rather [[TheScrappy unfavorable]] fan reaction (like the fact that his [[TakeOverTheWorld utterly generic goal]] outright contradicts his personality of a paranoid man who goes out of his way to stay hidden), I think that his [[AxCrazy mental instability]] (which would be a great reason why he would have such a contradictory goal, or him constantly proclaiming himself to be "the Emperor!"), [[SplitPersonality his Multiple Personality Disorder]] and his [[NoNonsenseNemesis determination to get his work done at all costs]] make him a properly intimidating villain, at least to me. And his Stand, [[SmashCut King]] [[SuperStrength Crimson]], is one of my absolute favorites, thanks in great part to his [[NightmareFace perpetually angry]] NightmareFuel appearance. All of these factors made me excited for the final battle against him, hoping it would be up there with [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Jotaro's showdown against DIO]] and [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Josuke's confrontation with Yoshikage Kira]] in terms of satisfaction and memorability... [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot which didn't happen]]. What the final [[InNameOnly "battle"]] with Diavolo essentially boils down to is [[spoiler: a long-lasting chase sequence in which protagonist Giorno Giovanna, his friends and Diavolo try to take the ability-enhancing [[MacGuffin Stand Arrow]] from [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Polnareff's]] arrow-powered [[EldritchAbomination Chariot Requiem]] with the added twist of every character having their bodies switched with one another. Though Diavolo, due to his SplitPersonality, remains somewhat unaffected and remained active as King Crimson.]] Mind you, this isn't my DMoS, because admittedly it was a rather epic sequence that managed to keep me on edge quite a few times, but it's basically most, if not all, of what the conflict entails, resulting in my actual DMoS: [[spoiler: the actual "battle" against Diavolo himself becoming a CurbStompBattle in Giorno's favor as a result, and that thanks to what I can only explain as a DeusExMachina.]] That's what ruined this finale for me. Whether or not the Stand Arrow [[spoiler: empowering Gold Experience]] was foreshadowed well enough doesn't matter to me, it was a climatic showdown I hoped to see, and what happened was an outright [[InvokedTrope invoked]] AntiClimaxBoss at its worst. One that resulted in one of the worst villain deaths [[spoiler: (or [[FateWorseThanDeath non-deaths]] for that matter)]] I have ever seen. Seriously, an [[spoiler: "infinite death loop"?]] Putting aside that [[spoiler: not even someone like [[TheSociopath Diavolo]] deserved such an abominable fate,]] why would anyone decide this was anything but DisproportionateRetribution? The final NoHoldsBarredBeatdown before was absolutely satisfying by itself, but then this completely ruined what would have been a satisfactory enough ending to a BigBad. [[spoiler: It doesn't matter at all that Gold Experience Requiem can make this of all things possible]], it's an idiotically written fate for a villain, to the point where it feels like some child's revenge fanfic against that one character he really hated. Diavolo easily got it the roughest, for no good reason... and I'm not exactly [[AlasPoorScrappy alone on this thinking]]. All in all, this was a badly written finale to an otherwise enjoyable part, reducing its BigBad to an [[spoiler: AnticlimaxBoss once the final fight actually starts, with most of the action reserved for merely a chase sequence for some MacGuffin, culminating in one of the most infantile demises a writer could ever give a villain]]. I guess it was attempting to try out something new for a change, but it came at the BigBad's expense to truly shine as this part's FinalBoss.
* Tropers/{{blitzking}}: While ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' is overall a very valid show, episode 7 really bugged me. Basically, Akko could be on the verge of expulsion because she's not improving. Her peers are mocking her and the teachers (except for Ursula, obviously) are mercilessly against her. Kinda a heavy situation, right? Well, it's still PlayedForLaughs for the most part. Even Sucy and Lotte are acting like it is an everyday occurence, instead of the emergency it really is. Granted, Akko is seen in genuine turmoil at a certain point, but for the theme of this episode, [[DudeNotFunny the majority of the gags were very out of place]].
* Tropers/{{MetaMaster54610}}: I love ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl''. It has creative world building, interesting ideas for fanservice that actually helps BUILD on said world building, and likeable and memorable characters. It may use several tropes that may be considered cliche for the genre, but it also has fun with them and uses them in interesting ways. And there's one trope they usually avoid: [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleonMale Double Standard Abuse.]] The girls are usually so reasonable when it comes to Kimihito's slipups. They put blame where it rightfully belongs, and they acknowledge their own part in the incidents and apologize accordingly. However, there was one instance in the chapter where Papi was having an egg... When Miia, Centorea, Mero and Suu hear that Papi is having an egg, they IMMEDIATELY break character and they all hit Kimihito right over the head, Miia with a bat, Cerea with her fake sword, Mero with a large shell and Suu with a steel bar. Now, Suu is kind of exempt from this, as she only copied the other three. But Miia ADORES Kimihito and would NEVER jump to conclusions like that [A later chapter has her firm in the belief that Kimihito is faithful], Cerea swore an oath to PROTECT Kimihito, and takes her chivalrous, knightly persona very seriously, and Mero is generally a very nice girl, so there's just something inherently wrong about how willing they were to physically strike the object of their affections, especially since they're legally not allowed to do so and could very well be deported had Kimihito been upset enough to tell anyone else, and it doesn't help that it's played entirely for laughs and never even mentioned again after the fact. Thankfully this seems to be a one-time thing, as no other incidents like it have occurred, but it still irks me enough to warrant an entry.
* Troper/DrZulu2010: Don't get me wrong; I like GagDubs, I mean, why do you think Anime/GhostStories is fondly remembered more in the west than in Japan. However, Manga/MyFirstGirlfriendIsAGal went a bit too far into AuthorTract territory with episode 7's infamous "Visual Novel fans are misogynists" line. The reason that upsets me more than Manga/PrisonSchool's "Gamergate" line and Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid "Patriarchy" line is because of the CriticalResearchFailure and overall generalization that implies. As a fan of the genre, I know there is [=VNs=] out there who don't have a sliver of pornographic material (IE: Franchise/AceAttorney, Franchise/DanganRonpa, VisualNovel/SteinsGate and VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}). Second, that also means that ''those'' with pornographic material are considered misogynistic despite having some of the most well-written stories (ever heard of VisualNovel/FateStayNight?) with some of them (VisualNovel/GSenjouNoMaou, the Grisaia trilogy and VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo) having the sex scenes made up to enhance the story. [[note]] The Emi route in the latter game has two sex scenes showing the awkwardness of her relationship with the hero while the last one showed how far their relationship has gone with with the music changed from the regular sex music to a sweeter melody, showing that they are not having sex, but are making love. [[/note]] I don't like when people [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike throws baseless insults over genres they are not familiar with]]. Even more when they use an anime (the most ironic genre to insult another one influenced by it) as a political spiel when the original anime line was never closed to what they would say.
* Tropers/AL19: ''[[Literature/OusamaGame Ousama Game]]'' had potential to be a good survival anime. Sadly, by episode three, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot all of said potential was flushed down the toilet]] by overuse of flashbacks (To which begs the question why they didn't cover the first manga before deciding to adapt its sequel), terrible pacing (Which could tie in to the flashbacks), [[IdiotBall idiotic characters]], and overall bad writing and direction. Speaking of episode three, my Dethroning Moment comes from this one. In the third episode, two characters - Kana and Naoya - are given an order from the King, who tells them that whoever receives the least amount of votes from their class will have a punishment. Naoya wins, and not wanting to die by the King (Despite the message saying "punished", not "die"), Kana decides to jump out the classroom window. It turns out that her punishment was going to be her confessing to someone she likes, but because she ended up killing herself, Naoya gets the punishment. His punishment says, "Have sex with someone," and he has this message not long before midnight. Panicking, Nobuaki insists on having his girlfriend, Chiemi, and Naoya have sex due to not having much time left (And if they don't obey, Naoya will die from self-immolation). He initially refuses, since he loves them as friends, but Nobuaki ends up punching him to the point where he goes unconscious. This is where the DMOS comes in. Chiemi has sex with an unconscious Naoya, and right afterwards, the King messages them, "Obedience Confirmed." That's right, Nobuaki caused his ''best friend'' to go out cold and then get raped by Chiemi, all because they didn't want him to die. That's not "saving" someone, that's traumatizing! What makes it worse is that this is never brought up again afterwards! I'm sure if this was more realistic, Naoya would think they betrayed him, and wouldn't even speak to them again! Yes, they're regretful about this (And they ''should'' be), but that will never come close for me to forgive them. This is also what cemented my hatred for Nobuaki, since he was the one who, again, made him go unconscious. So Nobuaki, fuck you.
* Tropers/{{Retloclive}}: In ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'', Bell's fight against a gorilla during the Monster Festival would have ended a lot quicker had Hestia just simply handed him the newly crafted Goddess knife that she got from Hephaestus. There's no logical explanation whatsoever for why Hestia held out on handing over the knife for as long as she did except to [[{{Padding}} pad out]] the fight for whatever convoluted reason. As a result, you're left yelling at the screen for Hestia to just hand over the bloody knife already.