In Happy Tree Friends, Cuddles (the character who has died the most) and Giggles (the runner-up) are in a relationship. Episodes showing this, however, end with both of them dying horribly...except for one. The episode "I Nub You" have them as a counterpoint to the romance between Handy and the newly-handless Petunia. (Cuddles pushes Giggles on a swing: Handy finds doing the same tricky, so they just ride a see-saw; Cuddles and Giggles hold hands: Handy and Petunia tie their bandages together, and so on). Although Petunia and Handy, as the stars of the episode, die horribly, Cuddles and Giggles get to live.
The ending of his "Commercials Special" is more obvious. After being nearly completely broken, he gets his confidence back through a song.
"Sequels Month" saw the Critic being put through the wringer by some incredibly bad movies. The next video after that was Dungeons & Dragons, in which he was upbeat, enthusiastic and thought the film was fantastic So Bad, It's Good fun.
Earlier, there was the reveal that That Dude in the Suede was the next guardian, which not only lead to a very sweet reunion for many of the reviewers, but meant that the very tired crew was spared one fight and were lead directly to the Gauntlet.
Though he won't realize it until the next movie, Ma-Ti saves the world and is mourned by Critic and the others.
In To Boldly Flee, Ma-Ti becomes a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds, wanting Critic to destroy the world because of how he treated him. Instead, Critic apologizes for the abuse and tells the kid that he was always useful.
Fluffy Pony is based around cute little fluffies ponies suffering. When a story or picture comes along with any fluffies being happy without any drawbacks, it's like throwing a bone to the whole species.
Since Strippin agreed to model shirtless if the Yogscast raised over £80,000 in 2012 for charity, he was allowed to shave Tom (IBringTheFunk) when they raised over one million dollars the next year. Sparkles* lampshaded this.
Simon Lane tends to jokingly mock Kim Richards on a regular basis, but after he was nominated to do the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, he let Kim pour the cold water on his head.
After constantly being rejected and having a lot of extremely painful mishaps, Mario finally gets a girlfriend (Rosalina) in "Mario's New Girlfriend", and the episode ends with him keeping her.
In Part 5 of the "Chef Pee Pee Quits!" saga, Chef Pee Pee managed to get a job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza which turned out to be a dream job and was all he could have ever wanted, given the animatronics made him pizza and he was being appreciated. By the end of the episode, he still has the job. Too bad the place burned down by Part 6.
"Chef Pee Pee's Birthday Surprise!" has Bowser Junior realize it's Chef Pee Pee's Birthday and throw a surprise party for him. He screws up a lot while doing it, but Chef Pee Pee still enjoys the party.
Luna is finally accepted by Ponyville, at the end of "Utter Lunacy". Though zigzagged, as she doesn't no how exactly that happened and the episode ends on her being utterly confused.
Spike, who is treated like a slave by his clingy "adopted mother"/owner Twilight on top of being a general Butt Monkey. But unlike Twilight, The Mane Six actually showed up for his birthday. Also, he occasionally gets away with making a snide remark at Twilight.
Lyra and Bonbon are victims of constant physical abuse, without doing anything to deserve it, what so ever. But in Toucan LDM meets My Little Pony, they manage to lore the very creator of the show to Ponyville, and get to have a little well deserved payback.
To a much lesser extent in Elsa meets, where it briefly looks like they are going to be hit by something.. only for nothing to happen.
Subverted in The Joker meets, where they see The Batmobile about to crash into them, like it did in the original Bat Man meets, only for Lyra to grab Bonbon saying "not this time" and teleporting them away at the last second.. off of a cliff.
After being beat up in early episodes, Spike actually gets to be a hero in both Rapunzel meets where he aids Rarity in saving the titular character and Godzilla meets, where in his "monster form" he fights Godzilla to a draw and is celebrated by Ponyville, after convincing the Kaiju to go peacefully.