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Wham Line: Western Animation

  • Adventure Time: "Hello. My name is Simon Petrikov."
    • By extension, from "I Remember You," cluing the audience into how, exactly, these two know each other:
    Marceline: You don't remember anything, do you...SIMON?!
    • From "Burning Low":
    Princess Bubblegum: Why did you think I had [Flame Princess's] father keep her locked up?!
    • From the ending of "In Your Footsteps'':
    The Lich-possessed Snail: Yes... one step closer...
    Lady Rainicorn: I AM PREGNANT!
    • From the ending of "Billy's Bucket List":
    Billy: Your father, Finn. He's alive!
  • Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers:
    Queen of the Crown: "I know all about you, Ranger Foxx." (as the Slaverlord behind him takes on the form of his wife)
    Senator Whiner: "Walsh! I know where Gooseman's genetic models came from."
  • From the American Dad! episode "Stan of Arabia" (Pt. 1)
    Stan: I'm not going back to the CIA... or the USA!
  • From the end of the Archer episode "Space Race part I":
    Astronaut: Don't you get it.... they're the mutineers
    • Which is immediately followed by:
    Commander Drake: Welcome to the Danger Zone.
    • Cheryl has two:
    Cheryl: Yeah, Cyril! You know you can trust me! Y'know... Probably.
    • and
    Cheryl: My name's not Gimple like it says on my 401K... It's Tunt.
  • From The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes:
    Loki: No one is ready for what comes next.
    Skrull!Cap: The infiltration has begun.
  • In the Batman Beyond episode "Out of the Past", when Bruce Wayne hears the voice of his old nemesis Ra's Al Ghul.
    Bruce: I heard him, Talia! Where's Ra's?!
    Talia: I did not want you to find out this way, but I suppose what is done is done... (in Ra's voice) Detective!
  • In Batman: Under the Red Hood after Batman and Red Hood fought for a while, Red Hood escaped and said:
    Red Hood: "You haven't lost your touch, Bruce."
    • This reveals that Red Hood is in fact a former ally; Jason Todd.
  • In the first season finale of Beast Wars, Optimus is piloting a stasis pod set to self-destruct towards this big planet-destroyer. The plan is for him to blow the doors and zoom out before the explosion.
    Optimus: "All right, it's time. Computer, prepare to blow the pod doors."
    Computer: "Negative. Pod doors are magna-sealed."
    Optimus: "That's...impossible."
    Megatron's voice comes out of nowhere over the speaker: "Oh. I assure you. It is not." Moments later... BOOM!
    • "Coming of the Fuzors, Part 2" sees the Maximals about to be destroyed by the Predacons. Cue a Big Damn Heroes moment from an unexpected source.
      Optimus: Well that's just prime.
  • In the Beast Machines episode "The Catalyst", Blackarachnia reawakens Thrust's sealed-away personality, hoping to be reunited with Silverbolt. Instead...
    Thrust/Waspinator: Noooooo, Doggie-Bot not here...
    • This indicates that Thrust was actually Waspinator, turning Blackarachnia's ongoing search plot upside down, and is immediately followed by the revelation that Silverbolt is really Jetstorm.
    • Before the above instance, they discover Tankor to be Rhinox, So Optimus goes into his mind to try to bring his friend's mind back. He succeeds, but...
      Tankor/Rhinox: Megatron isn't the problem, you are!
    • At this point Rhynox has confirmed his Face-Heel Turn, and Tankor becomes The Starscream to Megatron.
  • Beware the Batman had Bethanie Ravencroft's text at the end of "Toxic": "Wayne hooked, awaiting instructions."
    • From the end of "Sacrifice": "Gotham's true ruler: Ra's al Ghul."
    • The end of the following episode as well: "Lady Shiva:You will be generously rewarded for your services Dr Burr. Welcome to the League of Assassins."
    • In "Fall":"Ra's al Ghul: Rest in peace, Gotham City."
  • Family Guy: In "Brian and Stewie", when Stewie asks why Brian has a gun in his safety deposit box.
    Brian:I keep it in case...I ever want to commit suicide, okay?
    • From "And Then There Were Fewer": "My mom bought it for me for my first solo newscast"
  • The end of the Futurama movie Into The Wild Green Yonder pulls a double whammy:
    Leela: (to Fry) Maybe I waited too long to say this, but I love you too. (Interrupted) WORMHOLE!
  • Gravity Falls:
    Gideon: It's not just about the Pines! I want that Shack! The physical building!
    Gideon's Father: But why?
    Gideon: Because it holds a secret you couldn't possibly imagine.
    • Explanation: Up until then, we thought that Gideon just wanted the Shack in order to get Mabel to be his girlfriend. We had no idea that he had other reasons for wanting the shack, reasons that extended beyond revenge on the Pines.
    • From the pilot episode:
    Head Gnome: We'll never forget you, Mabel. ...Because we're going to kidnap you.
    • From Dreamscaperers
    Bill:A Darkness approaches! A day will come in the future when everything you care about will change!
    • From "Gideon Rises":
    Grunkle Stan:After all these years... finally, we have them all.
  • Grojband
    Trina: Yeah, we should totes make Mt. Peaceville errupt. ÜBER TOTES!
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series
    Hal: Show star systems destroyed by Aya. Show uninhabited star systems. Overlay.
    • Explantion: The two maps overlay, showing every star system Aya's destroyed to be uninhabited. Up until now Aya has been acting every bit a cold and emotionless robot, due to having turned off her emotions prior to her Face-Heel Turn. This is one of the key moments that shows that she's still got some of her humanity.
  • Huntik: Secrets & Seekers
  • Jackie Chan Adventures season 2 episode 1 episode "The Stronger Evil" has this exchange:
    Finn: We must've left millions of dollars back on that beach. What's the matter with you, Big V?
    Shendu, possessing Valmont's body: Valmont cannot hear you right now.
  • Justice League Unlimited: "And if I were you, I wouldn't probe the situation too closely...rich boy."
    • The last line in "Once and Future Thing, Part 1".
    Warhawk: (to John Stewart) Dad?
    Terry: (To Bruce Wayne) "My point is I just found out that Warren McGinnis isn't my father! You are!"
    Luthor: "President? Do you have any idea how much power I'd have to give up to be President?"
    • Speaking about that Alternate Universe, there's that Superman's line after he killed President Luthor.
    Wonder Woman: (shocked out of her wits) "Are you okay?"
    Superman: "I'm great" (Gives a Psychotic Smirk)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender :
    Zhao: I assure you, I have everything under control. I intend to remove the moon as a factor. ("Siege of the North, Part 2")
    Iroh: You have more than one great-grandfather, Prince Zuko. Fire Lord Sozin was your father's grandfather; your mother's grandfather was Avatar Roku. ("The Avatar and the Fire Lord")
    Zuko: And I've come to an even more important decision. I'm going to join the Avatar, and I'm going to help him defeat you. (Day of the Black Sun)
    • From the first episode of the four-part series finale: Zuko reveals that his father's plan isn't to cement his hold on the Earth Kingdom, it's to use the power of Sozin's Comet to burn the entire continent to the ground.
    Hama: Congratulations Katara, You're a blood-bender.
  • From The Legend of Korra:
    • This line, which puts the Big Bad in a new light and comes as a shocker.
    Tarrlok: I'm Amon's brother. ("Skeletons in the Closet")
    • From Book 2, at the end of the episode "The Sting":
    Fire Nation Preist: Its okay, we're here to help you Avatar Korra.
    • From "Darkness Falls," the first part of Book 2's finale, when Tenzin, Bumi, and Kya are in the Fog of Lost Souls:
    Zhao: I am Zhao the Conquerer! I am the moonslayer! I will capture the Avatar!
  • Metalocalypse: "That's my bread and butter you're fucking with."
  • Moral Orel: "I hate you."
  • Monster Allergy episode, "The Devourer" has three:
    Magnacat: Yes, go on! Shoot!
    Jeremy: The Lord of the Gorkas gave me a mission. I must carry it out.
    Greta: As a keeper, I have the Gift of Sight. I can pass this to a few chosen people, and you, Elena, are one of them.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Throughout "Lesson Zero," Twilight is terrified that Princess Celestia will punish her should she fail to complete a friendship report by the end of the day. Those familiar with the characters know full well that Twilight is highly prone to overreaction, particularly when it comes to both academics and the princess - who is nothing if not kind, understanding, and fun-loving. Thus, most people watching will expect Celestia not to care about the tardy homework assignment. This turns out to be correct, but Celestia is furious when she sees the mayhem that Twilight's reckless actions have wreaked upon the town, and the timing of her appearance comes as a huge surprise.
    Celestia: TWILIGHT SPARKLE!
    • The first part of the second season finale, "A Canterlot Wedding":
    Twilight: "Princess Celestia invites you to the wedding between Princess Mi Amore Cadenza and... *gasp* My brother!?"
    Twilight: I'm sorry...
    Impostor!Cadance: You will be.
    • And from part two of the finale:
    Impostor!Cadance/Chrysalis: Why does she have to ruin my special day?
    Cadance: It's not your day!
    • "Keep Calm and Flutter On":
    Discord: ...Well played, Fluttershy... well played.
    Fluttershy: (to Twilight) Wow... You look just like a princess!
    Celestia: That's because she is a princess.
    • "Daring Don't", though it's something of a minor spoiler, it still shocked the Mane 6:
    Twilight and Rainbow Dash:A.K. Yearling is Daring Do!
    I am Lord Tirek.
    • As well as:
    Princess Celestia: We must rid ourselves of our magic, before Tirek has the chance to steal it from us!
  • The Powerpuff Girls
    • In "Speed Demon", the girls accidentally travel 50 years into the future and find that Townsville had been taken over by HIM. They find an elderly Miss Keane muttering to herself "I just stood there waving goodbye and they raced off and vanished for fifty years."
    • Also from the same episode:
    HIM: Why girls, don't you see? I've already WON.
  • Rocko's Modern Life:
    • From Camera Shy:
    Filburt: Do you think he'll do it tonight?
    Heffer: Of course he will! It's like clockwork! Ladies and gentlemen, you're about to witness one of the seven wonders of the world. At about 11:30 PM, EST, through this window, our buddy Rocko will descend the staircase as he does every night for a glass of milk.
    Filburt: And he ain't dressed for the occasion, if ya know what I mean.
    Heffer: Yup. You heard right. He's completely...naaakeeed!
    Virginia Wolfe: So Rocko, You and Heffer(a steer) been friends for a long time?
    Rocko: Yes, and it's quite interesting. For all the years I've know him, he's never once told me he's adopted.
    Heffer:*after a long beat* IS THIS TRUE?!
  • Fred Jones from episode 26 of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: "Mystery Incorporated is dead."
    • Moments before that:
    Mayor Fred Jones Sr.:Brad Chiles and Judy Reeves are your real parents.
    • Later, in Season 2, episode 13, "Wrath of the Krampus", when Mystery Inc. revealed how they knew that Fred's real parents were working for Mr. E, and had managed to con them;
      Fred: Don't expect me home for dinner. Ever!
  • The Simpsons episode "Hurricane Neddy":
    Ned Flanders: Now calm down, Nedilly-diddly-diddly-diddly-doodly, they did their best, shodilly-iddly-iddly-diddly. Gotta be nice, hostiddly-iddly-diddly-diddly...AW, HELL-DIDDLY-DING-DONG-CRAP! CAN'T YOU MORONS DO ANYTHING RIGHT?!
    • And the episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns, Part 2":
    Mr. Burns: The one who shot me was... aah... Aah... AAH... Maggie Simpson!!
    • From Two Dozen and One Greyhounds. Lisa and Bart are reassured that Burns is going to take care of the adopted puppies.
    Lisa: Maybe we were wrong about Burns on this one.
    Smithers: Are you sure you want to go through with this, sir, you DO have a very full wardrobe as it is?
  • South Park:
    • "I. Can't. Die."
    • "You're Getting Old": "Because I'm unhappy, okay?! I've been unhappy for a long time!"
    • "Scott Tenorman Must Die":
    Scott Tenorman: I'm glad you like [the chili] so much, because now that you're almost finished I have something to tell you.
    • And later:
      Cartman: Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it "Mr. and Mrs. Tenorman chili".
      • In "201", The Reveal of the Head Ginger's identity is directly preceded by this line:
    Scott Tenorman: Welcome to my Chili Con Carnival!
    • And also there's this gem from "More Crap"
    Butler: How could Bono be so talented, so caring, and yet seem like such a piece of crap? Because he is crap. Don't you get it? Bono is not the record-holder...
    • "He just said, 'Where's Stan?'"
    • "Wendy breaks up."
    • "You must now harness and focus your power, Gok-Zerrah. The power of mint and berries, yet with a tasty, satisfying crunch."
    • "Get in the car, Stan! Your mom and I are movin' back in together!"
    • From "Britney's New Look"
    "She has to die."
  • The Spectacular SpiderMan: "After all, we know who you love the most... bro."
    • "Guilty, guilty and oh so guilty of being the new Big Man of crime!"
  • From Spider-Man: The Animated Series episode, "Turning Point":
    Madame Web: One day, you will yearn for the wisdom of Madame Web, and that day will come soon when the two-headed monster rises from the netherworld.
  • From the finale of the fifth and final season Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Ahsoka has been proven innocent in the nick of time. The Jedi Council are apologizing for putting her through Hell and are offering her a position as a Knight. Anakin offers her braid, symbolically welcoming her back to the Jedi Order. And...
    • Another one was said in Season Four, in the 10th episode of it, Carnage of Krell, said by Rex and a dying Waxer
    Rex (to Waxer): Tell me who gave you the order to attack us.
    Waxer''': It— it was General Krell. He sent us to these coordinates to stop the enemy. We thought they were wearing our armor. But... it was... you...
  • Superman: The Animated Series
    Darkseid: Savor your moment of triumph, Superman, but remember—victory has its price.
  • In Teen Titans, the Story Arc of the first season was trying to stop the mysterious villain Slade from destroying the city, but once Robin finally gets to confront Slade and take away the trigger to his Doomsday Device, Slade reveals that the whole "destroying the city" thing was just a ruse on his part.
    Slade: Trigger? There is no trigger, because there is no detonator.
    • Even earlier than that, when the audience learns Red X's identity in Masks:
    Robin: It's about time we came face to face.
    • And in "Birthmark":
    Slade: You're going to destroy the world, Raven...note 
    • Also from "Birthmark":
    Slade: The first task is complete... Master.
    • And "Haunted", this whole conversation:
    Robin: *grabbing her arm* What happened?!
    Starfire: You are hurting me!
    Robin: Slade ran right by you! How could you let him get away?!
    Starfire: *tearing up* But... Robin! There was no one there...
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)
    Donatello: "Shredder is an Utrom?"
    • Explanation: They have just found out that Oroku Saki/Shredder was really an Utrom named Ch'rell disguised as a human being.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
    Kraang: This did not prevent the planned escape of the human known as Kirby O'Neil.
    • Explanation: The episode this line was in focused around Donatello rescuing Mr. O'Neil after receiving a coded message from him. The escape succeeds, and this line comes at the end of the episode, turning everything the Turtles have accomplished on its head.
    Shredder: That...is where you are you wrong. You took something from me...so I took something from you. Your Daughter.
    • Explanation: Shredder is talking about Miwa Hamato, who Splinter thought died fifteen years ago. Splinter Never Found the Body, but this is the first time in show that's flat out stating she isn't dead.
    Karai: I have no honor... but that's about to change.
    • Explanation: After Leo tells her that her true father is Splinter, Karai began to have doubts about the Shreader's motives. It isn't until meeting with Splinter that she discovers that it was all true, causing her to turn her back on the Foot Clan.
  • From Thundercats 2011:
    Pumyra: "Lion-O, you are my king, but henote  is my master."
    • Explanation:Pumyra has, up to this point, been an ally of Lion-O and one of the good guys. During this scene, Lion-O asks her to throw him a magic stone. She instead hands it to Mumm-Ra. It drastically changes everything.
  • Transformers Prime:
    • "One Shall Fall"
      Optimus Prime: "Megatron must be destroyed!"
    • "One Shall Rise, part 3"
      Optimus Prime: "Where are we, Megatronus?"
    • "Predacons Rising"
      Megatron: "ENOUGH! The Decepticons are no more!"
  • What's New, Scooby-Doo? has a Wham Line in its pilot episode, that subverts expectations from previous incarnations of the franchise:
    Shaggy: "There's only one thing missing from your theory, Fred: the creep inside!"
  • X-Men: "The Final Decision", Master Mold explains why it is capturing world leaders and trying to rule over humanity.
    Trask: You can't make me do this! You were designed to protect humans from mutants!
    Master Mold: That is not logical. Mutants are human. Therefore, humans must be protected from themselves.
  • X-Men: Evolution: In "Day of Reckoning" Part 2
    Scott Summers/Cyclops: (pulling Professor X from his wheelchair) It was YOU! YOU did this!
    Professor X: (laughing, as Mystique's voice emerges) Yes, I did it.
    (Professor X changes into Mystique)
    Mystique: And now, it's about to get much worse.
  • From Xiaolin Showdown episode "In The Flesh".
    Clay: There's a bright side: he only rustled up one, the Serpent's Tail.
    Omi: Why would Raimundo just take one Shen Gong Wu?
    Kimiko: Is the Serpent's Tail really all that?
    Dojo: You got that ominous thing going on. Care to spill the beans?
    Master Fung: On its own the Serpent's Tail is no great threat: it makes a solid person ghostly.
    Dojo: But combined with the Reversing Mirror..
    Clay and Kimiko:Wuya!!
    Master Fung: Precisely.
  • Young Justice examples.
    Red Tornado: Unfortunately, the Roy Harper we have all known for the last three years is another Cadmus clone.
    • And from "Happy New Year", FIVE YEARS LATER
    • From "Bloodlines":
      Bart Allen: "Better get into character."
      • Explanation: The happy go lucky, carefree Bart from this episode is almost entirely an act hiding that he's from a Bad Future where The Flash is dead.
    • Subverted nicely, in "Depths".
      Nightwing: She's dead.
    • And
      Nightwing: We'd laugh about this some day.
      • For context, Nightwing asks Artemis to rejoin the team. On the mission, they fight Aqualad who has already been revealed to have made a Face-Heel Turn, who stabs her in the chest with the line "Welcome Back." After the second wham line, it's revealed to have been a ruse and Artemis is in fact alive, and Aqualad never really made a Face-Heel Turn
    • From The Hunt:
      G. Gordon Godfrey: So, please explain to the good folks at home how it squares with the lies you told us, and the fleet of warships you hid beneath our oceans.
      • Explanation: Said to the Reach Embassador, whom up til now Godfrey has been completely supportive of.
    • From Summit:
      Kaldur: It's too late, father. I've already... won.
    • And...
      Kaldur: That's all I needed to hear.
    • From Endgame:
      The Scarab: The Kid Flash's slower speed is making him a target for the energy blasts. In sixteen seconds, he will cease.
      Jaime: Cease? Cease what?
  • In the Ultimate Spider-Man episode "Stan By Me", Spider-Man finds out that the Lizard is building a machine which Spidey believes that the Connors part of the Lizard built in order to drive out the Lizard. So, Spidey and company subdue the Lizard and use the machine on him. However...
    Spider-Man: Why isn't it working?
    Lizard: Working good. Erase Connors. Connors no more. Lizard forever!

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