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->''"The Trickster figure is deeply rooted in the folklore and mythology of every culture; a cosmic jester, a wise fool, a mysterious, mischievous creature, fun-loving and rebellious, and unconstrained by the laws which bound normal men. Sound familiar?"''
-->-- '''Stuart Millard''' on The Legend of Creator/BillMurray, ''Smoke and Mirrors & Steven Seagal''

This is a WackyGuy but with (effectively) magical powers -- often in the form of a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien. The Great Gazoo allows for nearly any number of other plots, thereby guaranteeing high drama or [[HilarityEnsues ensuing hilarity]].

This character is typically based on TheTrickster (i.e. one of many "gods of mischief" from mythology, from Loki to Coyote to Puck). Often they are a ScrewySquirrel or AmusingAlien whom the heroes often regard (usually with an irritated FacePalm at his return) as more like a pest than a serious menace. Sometimes the mishaps he causes are in fact a result of his BlueAndOrangeMorality. Sometimes he's an outright {{Jerkass}} {{Troll}}, in which case the heroes eventually get enough of his pranks and set out to stop him, but he can still be dangerously destructive if confronted improperly. The powers the Great Gazoo commands are by definition plot-breaking, so he usually has to be outsmarted or outwitted in order to be defeated. A direct assault never works. [[StoryBreakerPower Don't count on his abilities to resolve the story either]].

Takes its name from the Great Gazoo from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', a little green alien that [[NotSoImaginaryFriend only Fred, Barney and small children can see]]. Not to be confused with Music/TheGrandWazoo.

See Also: TheFairFolk and RealityWarper.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Ryuk from ''Manga/DeathNote'' is most definitely a Great Gazoo. His only real manipulation is letting humans think they are in control of the situation as part of his ScrewySquirrel routine. He is very potent, impossible to harm conventionally, and the only way to defeat him would be manipulate him into [[spoiler:sacrificing himself for someone else's sake]] -- something extraordinarily unlikely given his carefree attitude.
* Excalibur from ''Manga/SoulEater'', the most powerful weapon on earth and also the most obnoxious and pettily selfish.
* Dung Beetle/Koyemshi from ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' counts as well. Proves himself generally invulnerable to the actions of the main cast.
* Labra from ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' is an immature baby polar bear whose magic is powerful enough to screw up the laws of the universe. And since she is a baby, this means she'll use it either to have fun or when she's upset.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
** Mr. Mxyzptlk, an imp from the fifth dimension. In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries,'' Mxy claims to be the inspiration for the stories of genies and leprechauns -- after a while he got bored of messing with ordinary people, but then Superman showed up. It's unclear just how far up the ladder he is on his home turf (sometimes he's unknowable, sometimes he's a 5th-dimensional kook with a weird hobby), but in the third dimension he's a RealityWarper. Supes can only get rid of him by tricking him into saying his name backwards -- a weakness that, in ComicBook/PostCrisis continuity, Mxy made up himself because a game has to have rules; pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, it was a naturally ingrained weakness. In ''The World's Greatest WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'', he even tricked Franchise/WonderWoman, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and Supes into making the ingredients needed for a potion that'd enable him to overcome his weakness, but Supes wised up and not only foiled the plan but also allowed Mxy to think the plan worked to trick him into saying his name backwards. When he's sent back, a ResetButton is hit, and everything returns to normal.
** In UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|of Comic Books}}, Mxyztplk (note the spelling) was in his own dimension a mere court jester to his world's king. Also during this era, saying his name backwards wasn't just his own weakness; ''anyone'' who said Mxyztplk's name backwards would be sent to the fifth dimension.
** One [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story had Superman turn the tables by traveling to the Fifth Dimension and using his superpowers to prank Mxy exactly the same way he normally does on Earth. Mxy attempts to get rid of Supes by getting him to say "Namrepus", but it doesn't work; after he decides he's had enough fun, he goes home by saying "Le-Lak".
** Superman can be thankful he is '''merely''' a pest most of the time. ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'' offers a rather disturbing look at what would happen were Mr. Mxy to [[NotSoHarmless stop]] [[EldritchAbomination playing]] [[RealityWarper around]], and ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'' reveals what might happen if ComicBook/TheJoker were to gain his power.
* ComicBook/BatMite is to Franchise/{{Batman}} as Mxy is to Superman... except he's a gigantic [[HeroWorshipper fanboy]] who honestly wants to help instead of cause trouble. Naturally, Batman finds this even more annoying than if Bat-Mite were just out to get him. (Also, Bat-Mite does sometimes knowingly make things harder for Batman, just to see how his hero is going to get out of the situation.) Bat-Mite also appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfBatman'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' animated series.
** For bonus points, the latter appearance had him as the cause for the ComicBook/EmperorJoker storyline instead of Mr. Mxyzptlk.
* ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'': Johnny Thunder's thunderbolt Yz (originally a genie, but later retconned into a being from the same dimension as Mxyzptlk).
* A minor recurring nemesis of the Comicbook/FantasticFour was a shape-shifting alien troublemaker known as Impossible Man.
** In the past DC had Mxyzptlk imply that he was visiting the Marvel universe in the form of Impossible Man, but the [[AllThereInTheManual Marvel Handbook]] says that this isn't the case and Mxy is merely imitating Impossible Man. This was further disproven in the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' and ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' crossover. Mxy and the Impossible Man teamed up, and later started fighting. And Mxy was quite offended at the thought of being equated with the Impossible Man.
*** It also highlighted some of the chief differences between the two: Impossible Man just loves to have fun, while Mxyptlk's humor has a darker edge to it. The former gets enraged when he realizes Mxy ''lied'' to him.
* Horizont-Al and Verti-Cal in ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', at least before the CerebusSyndrome.
* With the popularity of Mxy and Bat-mite, it was planned to give ComicBook/TheFlash a helpful imp by the name of Mopee. However the {{Retcon}} involved was so hated that the very next issue ignored the entire thing. He was effectively out of continuity for decades, though appeared in two issues of the ''DC Super Friends'' series. During which he claimed to not only have given powers to the Flash, but also Superman, Wonder Woman, and [[BadassNormal Batman]]. No one buys any of it. [[spoiler: He also gets his first taste of the troublesome side of the trope, giving everyone at a convention super powers to prove he really can do it. Naturally [[TheImp Myx]] planned the whole thing.]]
* Even ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} has an imp related to Mxy, the Thunderbolt and all the rest, by the name of Quisp. He is best known for turning up during the Creator/GrantMorrison JusticeLeagueOfAmerica run, having made himself absurdly DarkerAndEdgier to better mirror Aquaman at that time. It's fairly clear that Morrison intended this as a parody.
* Issue #65 of ''ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls'' introduced the Micro-Puffs, three sprite versions of the girls from another dimension. They first appear to want to be friends with the girls but their ulterior motive is to yank their collective chains with mischief.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'': A far more malevolent version is the X-Men's enemy Mojo. He's from another dimension that he rules absolutely through a brain-numbing media empire, although he can only maintain ownership of the Mojoverse so long as his subjects like his programming. To that end, he uses his utter and complete mastery of magic (or sufficiently advanced science, maybe) to irritate the X-Men, so they have wacky adventures. He rarely attacks them outright; he does, however, have an army of baby clones of both the X-Men and of their enemies, including those of the ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse''. Ominously, Dr. Strange once remarked that if Mojo ever decided to appear on Earth itself, it would be a very, very bad thing... Specifically, Mojo is a semi-humanoid invertebrate that moves mostly through technological aid, which makes television a lot more popular in his world since his people are more sedentary by nature. [[spoiler:As said though, their technology is sufficiently advanced and on top of that Mojo's presence gives off an [[WalkingWasteland anti-life effect]] while in the regular 616 world for unknown reasons.]]
** The few times he's come in person he has shown himself as a terrifying EldritchAbomination with a mile-long sadistic streak who just happens to be funny. He's a WalkingWasteland, natural disasters increase around the world just by his very presence, he can rot you away to nothing just by touching you, Rogue's touch does ''nothing'' to ''him,'' and if you have PsychicPowers, ''never'' try to [[GoMadFromTheRevelation get inside his head]]. Mutilation and torture are also [[ButForMeItWasTuesday just another Tuesday]] to him.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supreme}}'' has, of course, a CaptainErsatz Mr Mxyzptlk called Szasz, the Sprite Supreme. There's also Nite-Mite and Qyrk, who bedevil Batman and Aquaman counterparts Professor Night and Roy Roman.
* ''ComicBook/PS238'' has Veles, who serves as an expy for both Loki and Mr. Mxyzptlk, as he's a trickster deity from Slavik lore who is a trickster nemesis to Superman Expy Atlas. Since Atlas has permanently left Earth to rule his home planet, Veles has decided that he needs a new opponent, with strong signs that he's grooming Julie 84 for the position.
* ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'' has Imp, who is another explicit {{Expy}} of Mr. Mxyzptlk. However, most of his powers are only alluded to off-panel, with the appendix mentioning that he once accidentally turned the entire world into cotton candy. On-page, he gets murdered by the Parasite-expy fairly quickly.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}'s ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' has the zany Genie. Virtually ''any'' good magical character in Disney is typically pretty wacky; the Three Good Fairies, the Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, etc., but the Genie takes the cake, breaking even the Fourth Wall.
* Maui of ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' is explicitly stated to be a trickster demi-god, and his EstablishingCharacterMoment is his IAmGreatSong; He pulls the titular character into a DisneyAcidSequence to distract her from the fact that he's stealing her boat and leaving her trapped on the FarSideIsland he was stuck on.
* Xibalba from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''; his profile described him as a "mischievous trickster" and that he likes to interfere in the lives of mortals.
%%[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
%%* God, in the ''Film/OhGod'' films.
%%* Fred from ''Film/DropDeadFred''.
%%* The Ghost With the Most himself, Film/{{Beetlejuice}}.
%%* The Djinn from the ''Film/{{Wishmaster}}'' films is a far more malevolent version.

* ''Literature/LoneWolf'': Really the only way to describe Alyss, a mischevious demigoddess first introduced in the novelization before becoming a CanonImmigrant in the gamebooks. She's firmly on the side of good, but is rather playful about it compared to any other of Lone Wolf's allies.

%%* Puck (or Robin Goodfellow) in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''.
* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Azazel'' stories. Azazel is either a demon or a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien, depending on the venue in which any given story was published.
* ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness'': Kyprioth is the [[TricksterArchetype chief Trickster]] of Tortall's FantasyPantheon and has two faces: jovial prankster, and ''extremely'' bitter ex-king.
* Tom Bombadil, in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Tom is so powerful that he is able to wear the One Ring and give it up freely without a thought, but spends most of his time wandering in the Old Forest and whimsically singing about himself, and is said by Gandalf to be capable of withstanding an assault by any force of the world, unless they were [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope all allied against him]]. He provides a convenient plot device to allow the hobbits to escape the Barrow Wights and take their swords (which later prove [[ChekhovsGun essential to the story]], since the swords are the only thing deadly to Nazgûl). Let's just say that Bombadil ''really'' doesn't fit neatly into Tolkien's larger backstory and there's a ''lot'' of fannish speculation about who or what he really is. Gandalf implies that Bombadil being unaffected by the Ring is just that Tom doesn't ''care'' about the Ring (beyond a brief passing interest in it as a pretty shiny thing), so it has no power over him one way or the other.
* Simkin from ''Literature/TheDarkswordTrilogy'' is a rare example of a human-looking Great Gazoo. He spends most of the books simply inventing his own plotlines if he doesn't like the situation he's in.
* Pennywise the Clown from ''Literature/{{IT}}'' is a malevolent form of this trope. Wacky, powerful, and completely evil and murderous, and invisible to most people.
* Karlsson in the children's book ''Literature/KarlssonOnTheRoof'' by Creator/AstridLindgren.
* Paladine in the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novels is a good version of this trope. Consider how every single time Tasslehoff prays to him in the ''Legends'' trilogy, Paladine immediately gives Tass ''exactly'' what Tass asked for, never quite what Tass ''had in mind'', but exactly what Tass ''needed''.
* In ''Literature/TheDivineCities'', Jukov was the trickster Divinity of pleasure, corruption, chaos, madness, rebellion and a few other things. Stories of him playing tricks on his believers, like changing their form or luring them somewhere, abound. His favourite animal was the starling, but he seemed to favour birds in general, often turning himself or his followers into birds.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* First introduced in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Q is a cosmic being with reality-warping powers and profound irresponsibility, with a penchant for annoying Starfleet captains.
* Trelane, in the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' episode "The Squire of Gothos" is so like Q the expanded novels retconned him into a member of their species. At the time he was revealed (at the end of the episode) as being a child of parents with similar omnipotence, who turn up to scold him accordingly.
%%* Mork, in his original appearance on ''Series/HappyDays''.
%%* Every witch on ''Series/{{Bewitched}}.''
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Doctor himself -- a rare example where the Great Gazoo is the main character. His personal abilities aren't at the normal level of this trope, but he can turn up anywhere in time and space and seriously enjoys messing with people.
** The Dream Lord in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice "Amy's Choice"]].
** The Celestial Toymaker in the old series, although he was rather more menacing than such characters usually are.
* [[TricksterArchetype The Trickster]] aka [[Myth/NorseMythology Loki]] aka [[spoiler: ArchangelGabriel]] from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is a darker example. He's introduced as a MonsterOfTheWeek, a [[RealityWarper Reality-Warping]] demigod who spends his time [[DisproportionateRetribution punishing]] [[KarmicTrickster the arrogant]] [[ForTheEvulz for his own amusement]]. After he [[KarmaHoudini survives]] his first encounter with the Winchesters, he reappears occasionally to [[StealthMentor help]] and/or [[TricksterMentor mess with]] them, via things like a GroundhogDayLoop, a TrappedInTVLand plot, and [[spoiler: a pornographic [[DeadManWriting video will]]]].
* On Series/{{House}} , Amber becomes this. House even calls her "Gazoo."
* The eponymous virtual host of the French Canadian game show Code Max. Think Aladdin's genie with the ego of Alex Russo.
* Bricriu from So Weird definitely qualifies, although he leans more towards the menacing side of the scale

* Music/DevinTownsend's Ziltoid the Omniscient is an album about Ziltoid (the Omniscient). He is very much this, only as an antagonist.

%%[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
%%* This trope seems to have originated in [[OralTradition Mythology]], making this trope at least OlderThanFeudalism:
%%** [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]]
%%** [[Myth/NorseMythology Loki]]
%%** [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Susanoo]]
%%** [[Myth/NativeAmericanMythology Coyote]]
%%** Anansi
%%** [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Mercury/Hermes and son, Pan]]
%%** Eris
%%** Eshu/Exu
%%** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At%C3%AB Atë]].

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The Cosmic Imp in ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds''.
** In the TabletopGame/FreedomCity splatbook, that cosmic imp is Quirk, a teenage expy of Superman's foe, Mr. Mxyzptlk.
** In the TabletopGame/HaltEvilDoer! setting, the resident cosmic imp is Mr. Hoppy, a demonic cartoon KillerRabbit who happens to rule Hell.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** Chaos God Tzeentch fits this to a T. And then immediately warps the T into a shifting, mutated monstrosity to slaughter billions of Imperial Guard.
** The Eldar Laughing God Cegorach is similar, but more a GuileHero than an outright MagnificentBastard, and he has an army of SexyJester {{Space El|ves}}f {{Monster Clown}}s. He likes playing games of AllAccordingToPlan with the rest of the universe, up to and including said Chaos Gods.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Waldo, the 3D Muppet from ''Ride/MuppetVision3D'' at Ride/DisneyThemeParks.
* At Epcot in [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]], the Imagination Pavilion has the excitable purple dragon Figment. In the original incarnation of the Journey Into Imagination ride, he used his reality warping powers to come up with new ideas. In the current incarnation, he mainly uses them to annoy [[ButtMonkey Dr. Nigel Channing]] (played by Eric Idle) in an effort to get him to lighten up and let his imagination run free.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** From the series' primary CreationMyth, Lorkhan. He was one of the et'Ada ("original spirits") who convinced/tricked some of his fellow et'Ada into sacrificing large portions of their divine power in order to create Mundus, the mortal plane. The [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer (Elves)]] generally view this as a [[GreaterScopeVillain malevolent]] act which robbed their divine ancestors of their pre-creation immortality and forced them to experience mortal suffering and loss. The races of Men, however, view this as a [[GreaterScopeParagon benevolent]] act which freed the spirits from the [[HellOfAHeaven "prison" of pre-creation unchanging stasis]]. In both cases, Lorkhan is still viewed as a trickster figure.
** Sheogorath, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[MadGod Madness]]. He's a CloudCuckoolander prone to [[MoodSwinger Mood Swings]] where he can range from AxeCrazy to AffablyEvil at the drop of a hat. Though he can seem charming and harmless one second, he is still a ''god'' and very capable of [[ColonyDrop hurling planets]] or raining down ''flaming dogs'' if the mood strikes him.
** Sanguine, the Daedric Prince of [[FunPersonified Debauchery]] and [[TheHedonist Hedonism]]. He mostly plays with and, at worst, annoys mortals while attempting to drag them into sin with various vices. He is definitely one of the less serious Daedric Princes. His "[[EldritchLocation Myriad Realms of Oblivion]]" constantly reform to become the [[HappyPlace pleasure paradise]] of whoever is visiting. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', his idea of fun time is going out on a pub crawl with some mortal he just met and getting them in more and more stupid scenarios until they wake up with a splitting headache, a brand new wife, and their old wife lying dead with her skull split open like a watermelon. The Dragonborn got off lightly in "A Night To Remember", having stolen a goat to sell to a giant to pay for a ring to marry a ''hagraven'' in Markarth, and wreck a temple to Dibella.
* VideoGame/{{Persona}} and VideoGame/{{Persona2}} has [[BigGood Philemon]] and [[BigBad Nyarlathotep]]. Notably, while Nyarlathotep [[MoralEventHorizon is a total]] [[ForTheEvulz ass about it]], Philemon [[BlackAndGrayMorality isn't really that much better]]. [[spoiler: [[HumanityOnTrial Agreeing to a stakes-free bet with Nyarlathotep about whether humans will break reality if they were given a way]], then [[TrueNeutral doing nothing to stop Nyarlathotep from cheating]] was kind of a dickmove.]]
* According to ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars''' [[AllThereInTheManual copious fluff]], the polytheistic [[TheReptilians Tarka]] have a TricksterGod called Sardo Kal. He is also the pantheon's WarGod. [[CombatPragmatist This says a lot about the Tarka]].
* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the Dalish remember one of their gods, Fen'Harel, as being very much this in the vein of Coyote or Loki, fond of CruelMercy and BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor and responsible for sealing away the Elven Gods ForTheLulz. [[spoiler: And then it turns out to be averted outside of in-universe legend. Turns out he's a decent and well-intentioned non-trickster guy who simply had a NiceJobBreakingItHero moment, and a mix of WrittenByTheWinners and NeverLiveItDown took care of the rest.]]
* In ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'', Echo is a fairie who follows travellers around before luring them to their deaths with promises of treasure. She's also known for never physically appearing to her victims, but Wol is able to see her, and she can even stop time so they can talk without anyone else knowing. She provides helpful, annoying guidance, as well as using her magic powers to pep him up in battle or sic him on wacky invading aliens.
* The end of ''[[VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}} Sunrider Liberation Day]]'' reveals [[spoiler:Claude Trilleo]] to be this. The post-game [RE]turn scenario elaborates on it: as [[spoiler:a time traveller and a goddess]], [[spoiler:Claude]] is effectively omnipotent and could end the conflict with a snap of her fingers. Yet she doesn’t, partly because [[GodsHandsAreTied using too much of her power could wipe out all of existence]] by causing a RealityBreakingParadox, partly because [[spoiler:she’s secretly been working with the villains for most of the series until their goals stopped aligning with her own]], but mostly because it amuses (and arouses) her to watch Kayto Shields try and overcome the hardships placed before him through his own merits. Because of this, she limits herself to messing with the Sunrider’s crew in more mundane ways and provides Kayto with very minimal assistance during the [RE]turn scenario[[note]](which only happened because she thought it would be interesting to send Kayto [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong back in time and watch him try to prevent]] [[spoiler:the Liberation Day massacre]])[[/note]].

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': The ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' [[Recap/StrongBadEmailE126BestThing "best thing"]] mocks this with Bozar in the ShowWithinAShow "[[BandToon Limozeen: But They're in Space]]!".

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Coyote in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' is based on New World trickster god Coyote and embraces the trope fully.
* The Fae race from ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''. That's right, an entire effing ''race'' of 'em.
%%* minus from ''Webcomic/{{Minus}}''
%%* Lord Sykos from ''Webcomic/TheWotch''.
%%* Nesariel from ''Webcomic/AutumnBay''

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Music/{{Bjork}}, as depicted in "The Bjork Show" at Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.
%%* Sun Wu Kong appears him/herself in Literature/WhateleyUniverse.
* Thanks to the great powers and incomprehensible natures, certain Transapients and Archailects have been considered to be these in ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm,'' in the eyes of ordinary modosophonts.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' has [[TropeNamer Gazoo himself, of course.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** The incarnation of Shakespeare's [[PublicDomainCharacter Puck]]. In his first appearance (but not later ones,) he's bound by an enchantment that makes him a JerkassGenie.
** Gargoyles had quite a few demigods and deities, thanks to its [[FantasyKitchenSink setting]]. Some of those characters might qualify as Great Gazoos, such as Coyote. Loki did not appear, but it seems likely he would have been under consideration at some point given the wide variety of mythologies in play.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The Great Gazoo is given a ShoutOut in the episode "SpinOff Showcase", showing "Ozmodiar" as a little green alien that only Homer can see. The joke many fans missed was that in an interview, Matt Groening said that the introduction of a Great Gazoo would officially mark [[JumpTheShark the death of the series]].
** In another episode, the Simpsons are at an animation convention, and Bart and Lisa watch a clip from an {{Anime}}:
--->'''Lisa:''' [[FridgeLogic Wait, I'm confused, why was a wolf shooting a web?]]\\
'''Bart:''' [[MST3KMantra Cartoons don't have to make sense.]]\\
'''Ozmodiar:''' ''[appears out of nowhere]'' He's right, you know!
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Fractured" guest-stars Larry the Titan (also known as [[BackwardsName Nosyarg Kcid]]), a Bat-Mite-inspired "SuperDeformed Robin" imp from dimension [[MindScrew four and nine eighths]].
* Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse:
** Orko from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''. The twist? He only has omnipotence in his homeworld -- in Eternia, he is mostly an IneptMage. However one episode features another trollan called Prankster, who is an even straighter example, and he makes a lot of trouble for He-Man and co. The only way to get rid of him was to trick him into saying his real name.
** [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002 The 2002 reboot]] at least demonstrated why this was. Orko could manage his powers just fine with his wand, which he accidentally lost while saving a young Prince Adam and Cringer shortly after arriving in Eternia.
** The Filmation version had a similar plot, though in this case it was a medallion rather than a wand. When Orko got it back, magic was quite impressive. Unfortunately resolving the episode's plot required him to give it up again.
* Probably the most spectacular Great Gazoo was God in ''WesternAnimation/GodTheDevilAndBob''.
* Gazoo himself shows up in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' episode "Child's Play" introduced Zyx, a SpoiledBrat runaway from a magical ObstructiveBureaucrat planet (as well as a transparent stand-in for Mr. Mxyzptlk).
* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'':
** There's an episode with a blue cat creature named Chaos who is said to be stronger than any genie.
** Another episode has a pair of small Gazoo-like {{Reality Warper}}s, who force the cast to compete in various games. At one point Iago suggests that, with their powers, they should try to TakeOverTheWorld or something instead. They reply that ruling it got boring after a few centuries.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' - Ms. Frizzle qualifies as a human example, using the namesake bus to turn her class into bees, fly into outer space, travel through time, or shrink to the size of human cells. She's also a wholly benevolent version, since she does it all to [[MundaneUtility teach her science class]], and while there are a few close calls, the kids always get out of it perfectly safe.
%%* Eris, the Goddess of Chaos in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy.''
%%* The title-characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' definitely qualify.
%%** Also some other magical creatures that have shown up throughout the series like genies, pixies, and anti-fairies.
%%* The animated version of WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}.
* Discord, the spirit of Chaos and Disharmony, opening baddie of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''s second season, zigzags this trope like no tomorrow. A RealityWarper, Trickster Villain, he uses his powers to screw with the mane cast. He seems at first like he'll be a classic example, dancing inside stained glass windows and summoning chocolate rain, but when he starts using MindRape and MoreThanMindControl to turn Twilight's friends against her, [[SubvertedTrope he turns out to be a fair bit nastier than is the norm for this type]]. By Season 3, [[HeelFaceTurn he has reformed]], but his mischievous nature goes untamed, making him a straight example - he's still a JerkAss but in a far more lighthearted way, and his antics - [[TricksterMentor intentionally or not]] - end up teaching the main characters valuable lessons. [[FaceHeelTurn Then he temporarily goes back to being evil]] when he's manipulated by [[BigBad Tirek]], who betrays him once he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlives his usefulness]], so he [[HeelFaceTurn reforms]] '''[[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor again]]''' and starts playing the trope straight once more.
* Parodied twice on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''.
** The first time involved a TakeThat to Wesley Crusher on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' with the network executives adding in the annoying, space banjo playing Snirkles to make Wesley look better in comparison. The fans paid for a billboard to read "Kill Wesley. Keep Snirkles".
** The second time had Gazoo appearing to the Flintstones for the first time. Fred and Barney believed him to be some type of god and offered their wives and animal sacrifices to appease him. They then savagely killed him when they get sick of him.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had the EnergyBeing Melllvar, who kidnaps the Planet Express and forces them, and the re-corporated heads of the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' cast to re-enact old episodes.
* Bill Cipher from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is another much darker take on this trope, to the point of subversion. "A trickster [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]]" according to WordOfGod, Bill has the voice, the look and the mannerisms of a Gazoo, but even at his best he is creepier than Discord (above) '''at his worst'''. Right off the bat, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment one of the first things we see him do]] is rip all the teeth out of a deer's mouth, and he gets '''worse''' as the series progresses. By the finale, [[spoiler:where he flat-out invades our dimension,]] he's more ''ComicBooks/EmperorJoker'' than GreatGazoo.
* Glomer on the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/PunkyBrewster''. He's more naive and clumsy than he is mischievous.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben102016'' episode, "Xingo," Ben accidentally [[RefugeeFromTVLand brings the titular character into his reality]] when he goes Upgrade to fix the TV and lightning strikes the satellite dish. Xingo, despite no longer being in his own reality, still operates ''entirely'' on [[ToonPhysics cartoon logic]]. He's [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]], capable of seemingly unlimited [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]], can [[RealityWarper materialize any object out of thin air]], and is at the very least Type Two [[TheOmnipotent omnipotent]]. He's also completely incapable of distinguishing between what is harmless fun and actually ''harmful'' outside of his normal cartoon reality.
%%* ''[[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' get one in 'Mr. Ogg Goes To Town'.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''