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** Blossom gets another shining moment of utter badassery in Seaspn 2's "Stuck Up, Up and Away", when Princess Morebucks debuts. Blossom spends the majority of the episode trying to politely turn dissuade Princess from trying to join the team (as she has no powers), and when Princess finally gets the hint, she uses her father's vast wealth to obtain PoweredArmor. The supercharged suit initially enables Morebucks to swiftly CurbStomp Bubbles ''and'' Buttercup (the team's designated BadAss) in shockingly short order. But when she faces down Blossom (who has entered a state of TranquilFury), the Princess finds all her moves dodged, deflected and parried, and Blossom's counterattack utterly disarms the spoiled rich girl, setting her up for defeat by her recovered siblings.

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** Blossom gets another shining moment of utter badassery in Seaspn 2's "Stuck Up, Up and Away", when Princess Morebucks debuts. Blossom spends the majority of the episode trying to politely turn dissuade Princess from trying to join the team (as she has no powers), and when Princess finally gets the hint, she uses her father's vast wealth to obtain PoweredArmor. The supercharged suit initially enables Morebucks to swiftly CurbStomp Bubbles ''and'' Buttercup (the team's designated BadAss) badass) in shockingly short order. But when she faces down Blossom (who has entered a state of TranquilFury), the Princess finds all her moves dodged, deflected and parried, and Blossom's counterattack utterly disarms the spoiled rich girl, setting her up for defeat by her recovered siblings.

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** Blossom gets another shining moment of utter badassery in Seaspn 2's "Stuck Up, Up and Away", when Princess Morebucks debuts. Blossom spends the majority of the episode trying to politely turn dissuade Princess from trying to join the team (as she has no powers), and when Princess finally gets the hint, she uses her father's vast wealth to obtain PoweredArmor. The supercharged suit initially enables Morebucks to swiftly CurbStomp Bubbles ''and'' Buttercup (the team's designated BadAss) in shockingly short order. But when she faces down Blossom (who has entered a state of TranquilFury), the Princess finds all her moves dodged, deflected and parried, and Blossom's counterattack utterly disarms the spoiled rich girl, setting her up for defeat by her recovered siblings.


** [[TheSmartGuy Twilight Sparkle]] is the neurotic nerd of her friend group, with her having to learn social skills being the initial driving force of the series. But if you threaten her, her friends, or her town, she'll remind you that she's magic prodigy who had the tutelage of a solar [[GodEmperor god-empress]] before ascending herself. This is especially the case when she [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 temporarily gains the powers of every other alicorn]], delivering an anime-style beatdown that would not be at all out of place in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.

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** [[TheSmartGuy Twilight Sparkle]] is the neurotic nerd of her friend group, with her having to learn social skills being the initial driving force of the series. But if you threaten her, her friends, or her town, she'll remind you that she's a magic prodigy who had the tutelage of a solar [[GodEmperor god-empress]] before ascending herself. This is especially the case when she [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 temporarily gains the powers of every other alicorn]], delivering an anime-style beatdown that would not be at all out of place in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.



* [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Ben Tennyson]], quite often in all series; most of the time, he is a rather bumbling, narcissitic person who seems unable to operate the Omnitrix right. But try to [[BerserkButton kill, hurt or threaten any innocent or people close to him when he is here]], and he can deliver quite amazing performances. Some of the most famous exemples includes delivering a quite creepy MookHorrorShow to [[MonsterClown Zombo]][[HumanoidAbomination zo]], delivering an UnstoppableRage on [[FallenHero Captain Nemesis]], getting an entire army of [[KnightTemplar Forever Knights]] to leave with a single BadassBoast, and the list goes on.

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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben [[Franchise/{{Ben 10}} Ben Tennyson]], quite often Tennyson]] in all series; most every incarnation. Most of the time, time he is a rather bumbling, narcissitic narcissistic person who seems unable to operate who, as a child, more often took on the role of hero for the glory of it more than because it was the right thing to do. It is even to the point that in the [[WesternAnimation/Ben10SecretOfTheOmnitrix first show's grand finale]], when he questions why someone didn't tell him that his malfunctioning Omnitrix right. was liable to destroy the galaxy, not just himself, that person expressed shock that Ben would legitimately care about anyone but himself dying. But make no mistake; try to [[BerserkButton kill, hurt threaten, hurt, or threaten kill any innocent or people close to him when he is here]], people, ''[[BerserkButton especially his family]]'', and he can deliver quite amazing performances. Some of the most famous exemples includes notable examples include delivering a quite creepy MookHorrorShow to [[MonsterClown Zombo]][[HumanoidAbomination zo]], delivering an UnstoppableRage on [[FallenHero Captain Nemesis]], and getting an entire army of [[KnightTemplar Forever Knights]] to leave with nothing more than a single BadassBoast, and the list goes on.BadassBoast.



* Mabel from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' may be a girly-girl CloudCuckoolander, but she can be dangerous when provoked (especially if you threaten her twin brother Dipper). In the pilot episode alone, she [[spoiler: defeats an army of gnomes with ''a leaf blower''.]]

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* Mabel The entire Pines family from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' may be a girly-girl CloudCuckoolander, but she can be dangerous is this when provoked (especially if you threaten her twin brother Dipper). In the pilot episode alone, she [[spoiler: defeats an army of gnomes with ''a leaf blower''.]]other family members are in danger, but special mention goes to CloudCuckoolander Mabel and LovableRogue Grunkle Stan, who are more often than not incredibly self-absorbed.



* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': Lord Hater, the previous [[BigBad Big Bad]] of the show, whose title was usurped by the much more dangerous and efficient [[EvilerThanThou Lord Dominator]] has one of these moments in the Series Finale. She has destroyed every single planet of the galaxy, forcing their inhabitants to either flee to other galaxies or, [[NeverSayDie you know]]. She has [[VillainousCrush broken Lord Hater's heart]] and [[KickTheDog ridiculed him for it]]. She has taken over his entire empire. As for now, the only remaining people on the galaxy are Wander, Sylvia, a bunch of past characters hidden in a small undetected planet, Lord Hater and Commander Peepers along their army of Watchdogs and Dominator herself. So, what is Hater to do?

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': Lord Hater, the previous [[BigBad Big Bad]] of the show, whose title was usurped who is implied to have been a legitimate evil threat prior to him getting distracted regularly by Wander causing his empire to slowly crumble and respect from other villains lost by the much more dangerous and efficient series' start. However, he does get to prove that he is "The Greatest in the Galaxy" when taking on [[EvilerThanThou Lord Dominator]] has one of these moments in the Series Finale. She has GrandFinale. By the end of that season, she had destroyed every single planet of in the galaxy, forcing their inhabitants to either flee to other galaxies or, [[NeverSayDie you know]]. She has [[VillainousCrush broken Lord Hater's heart]] and [[KickTheDog ridiculed him for it]]. She has taken it]], on top of taking over his entire empire. As for now, the only remaining people on the galaxy are Wander, Sylvia, a bunch of past characters hidden in a small undetected planet, Lord Hater and Commander Peepers along their army of Watchdogs and Dominator herself. So, what is Hater to do?



** When he finds out Wander is in the planet, instead of chasing after him and ruining his plan like always, he uses Wander's presence as a distraction to keep Dominator busy while he attacks.

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** When he finds out Wander is in on the planet, instead of chasing after him and ruining his own plan like always, he uses Wander's presence as a distraction to keep Dominator busy while he attacks.



** Everyone there, including Peepers and the people whose planets he tried to conquer in Season 1 cheer for him. All it took Hater to accomplish this was not being distracted by Wander's antics. So, whenever he is focuses, he is indeed the Greatest in The Galaxy.

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** Everyone there, including Peepers and the people whose planets he tried to conquer in Season 1 the previous season cheer for him. All it took Hater to accomplish this was not being distracted by Wander's antics. So, basically, whenever he is focuses, he is indeed the Greatest in The Galaxy.



* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' is typically the ButtMonkey of the Disney Universe. Either [[LaserGuidedKarma through his own fault for acting like a jerk,]] or [[BornUnlucky just plain bad luck,]] it's very rare for things to go right with him. That being said, it comes to a surprise in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' that he was given a couple of badass moments.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' is typically the ButtMonkey of the Disney Universe. Either [[LaserGuidedKarma through his own fault for acting like a jerk,]] or [[BornUnlucky just plain bad luck,]] it's very rare for things to go right with him. That being said, it comes to a surprise like in the comics, he does have his moments, with ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' that he was given a couple being the source of badass moments.a few.


** [[TheSmartGuy Twilight Sparkle]] is pretty frequently the butt of jokes and the entire plot of the show so far has been her learning social skills. Just don't threaten her, her friends, or her town, lest she remind you that she is the magical prodigy student of a solar [[GodEmperor god-empress]].
** Doubly so Fluttershy -- usually timid as anything, and unable to stand up for herself, but threatening ''others'' can make her angry enough to forget herself and suddenly have enough attitude for a grade-A badass, as well as a DeathGlare powerful enough to cow fully-grown dragons and win staring contests with ''cockatrices''. While normally a weak flyer, Fluttershy can also [[ImprobablePilotingSkills fly well enough to keep up with]] [[LightningBruiser Rainbow Dash]] when her friends are in danger.
** Pinkie Pie provides a more mundane example. When she realizes she hasn't been particularly responsible caring for the twins she's babysitting, she becomes far more serious and strict. It lasts about as long as it takes the pegasus foal to realize he can fly and the unicorn foal to start using her magic.\\\
Pinkie Pie's "Pinkie Sense" is mostly used on the show to predict falling objects for [[AnvilOnHead slapstick purposes]]. Then she uses it to save the lives of at least four ponies in a horrific construction site accident.\\\
In an earlier episode, "Griffon The Brush Off," Pinkie doesn't take Gilda seriously no matter how much she tries to tell her to "buzz off," only telling herself that she's jealous of her (despite the latter in fact being a [[BitchInSheepsClothing Bitch In]] [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Griffon's]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing Clothing]]) and that Gilda just needs to improve her attitude. But when she sees Gilda blowing a gasket at [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]]...
---> '''Pinkie:''' She's a grump, ''and'' a thief, ''and'' a bully! [[JerkAss The meanest kind of mean meanie-pants there is!]] I can take it, but [[KickTheDog no one treats Fluttershy like that.]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis No. One.]]'' This calls for extreme measures - ''Pinkie Pie style!''
** When he sees his beloved Rarity being kidnapped by the Diamond Dogs, "Little Spiky Wikey" just outright starts beating them up. He loses, sadly, but puts up a good fight. Not to be outdone, [[spoiler:Rarity manages to [[PityTheKidnapper inconvenience the Diamond Dogs with wit and whining]].]]
** In the season 2 finale, [[spoiler:the entire team successfully fights off ''dozens'' of monsters. Dozens. Pinkie Pie ''weaponizes'' [[ContinuityNod her Party Cannon]], and Rarity ''slaps'' some into submission with a grin on her face. Even Fluttershy manages to trick a few. Problem is, the BigBad has ''thousands'' of {{mook}}s to spare. It is still the second legitimate action sequence on the show, and demonstrates that the team is quite capable even without the Elements of Harmony.]]
** Good old Applejack, an earth pony who mainly serves as the TeamMom, often gets overlooked despite being strong enough to knock every single apple from a tree simply by kicking it. Then Season 3 comes around and she takes out a trio of [[{{Planimal}} timber wolves]] with nothing but rocks and her own cunning.
** Seriously, don't screw with the Cutie Mark Crusaders. When they've finally been pushed too far by [[TheBully Babs Seed]], the [[ShoutOut A-Team]] music plays, they build an entire motorized parade float in less than a night, fit it with a booby-trap (made from an ''egg timer'') that will send it careening off a cliff at ''precisely'' the right time, and lure Babs into stealing it with a BatmanGambit. They ''even plant a mattress to land on when she shoves them out of the way'', and the only reason it fails is because they have a sudden attack of conscience and save her (the plan itself works beautifully).
** The episode "Maud Pie" introduces Pinkie's sister, Maud. Even after prolonged contact, she is quite clearly an EmotionlessGirl who is only interested in rocks. But when Pinkie gets caught in an avalanche, Maud reacts while everypony else is still gaping, covers several hundred yards in seconds, then ''pounds a house-sized boulder into gravel with a pair of jackhammer hooves.'' {{Jaw Drop}}s all around.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', Twilight spends most of the episode too afraid of her own power- and of Tirek absorbing it- to participate in the fight (helped by the fact that her mentor specifically told her to keep the alicorns' magic safe from Tirek). When Tirek finally confronts her, she is initially on the defensive, teleporting around at rapid-fire speed to avoid Tirek's attacks. Then one of those attacks destroys the library, at which point Twilight absolutely loses it; she ''immediately'' goes on the offensive, delivering an anime-style beatdown that would not have been at all out of place in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
** After a miserable start against the Mane-iac, the Power Ponies throw down and neatly trash the {{mooks}}. And then she swats a firefly off her weapon. Fluttershy, as Saddle Rager, sees this, and [[HulkingOut finishes off the job]].
*** Also note that the only reason they got that far was because Mane-iac underestimated Humdrum, the powerless sidekick,allowing him to tutor all the ponies their superpowers and later shrewdly disarm Mane-iac's forces and release the ponies behind her back. Who played Humdrum? Spike, of course.
** Discord is normally a quirky and egotistical [[TricksterGod trickster]] who can't be bothered to help with other ponies' problems or [[ComplexityAddiction do anything in a straightforward way]]. But [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 when he learns that]] [[spoiler:[[MoralityPet Fluttershy]] has been taken by the Changelings]], he immediately becomes [[TranquilFury deadly serious]] and focused, and [[DungeonBypass teleports directly to]] [[spoiler:the Changeling hive]].

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** [[TheSmartGuy Twilight Sparkle]] is pretty frequently the butt neurotic nerd of jokes and her friend group, with her having to learn social skills being the entire plot initial driving force of the show so far has been her learning social skills. Just don't series. But if you threaten her, her friends, or her town, lest she she'll remind you that she is the magical she's magic prodigy student who had the tutelage of a solar [[GodEmperor god-empress]].
god-empress]] before ascending herself. This is especially the case when she [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 temporarily gains the powers of every other alicorn]], delivering an anime-style beatdown that would not be at all out of place in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
** Doubly so Fluttershy -- usually Fluttershy. She's generally incredibly timid as anything, and unable to stand up for herself, but threatening ''others'' can make herself. But if you threaten or endanger ''others'', expect her to become angry enough to forget herself and suddenly have enough attitude for a grade-A badass, as well as a DeathGlare unleash {{Death Glare}}s powerful enough to cow fully-grown dragons ''actual deities'' and win staring contests showcase sudden flying skills on par with ''cockatrices''. While normally a weak flyer, Fluttershy can also [[ImprobablePilotingSkills fly well enough to keep up with]] her best friend [[LightningBruiser Rainbow Dash]] when her friends are in danger.
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** Pinkie Pie provides a more mundane example. When she realizes she hasn't been particularly responsible caring for the twins she's babysitting, she becomes far example, as even her more serious and strict. It lasts about as long as it takes the pegasus foal to realize he can fly and the unicorn foal to start using moments have her magic.\\\
Pinkie Pie's "Pinkie Sense" is mostly used on the show to predict falling objects for [[AnvilOnHead
weaponize or making some pragmatic use of her usual slapstick purposes]]. Then she uses it antics, such as her [[SpiderSense Pinkie Sense]] allowing her to save the lives of at least four ponies in a horrific construction site accident.\\\
In an earlier episode, "Griffon
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The Brush Off," Pinkie doesn't take Gilda seriously no matter how much episode "Maud Pie" introduces Pinkie's older sister, Maud. Even after prolonged contact, she tries to tell her to "buzz off," is quite clearly an EmotionlessGirl who is only telling herself that she's jealous of her (despite the latter interested in fact being a [[BitchInSheepsClothing Bitch In]] [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Griffon's]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing Clothing]]) and that Gilda just needs to improve her attitude. rocks. But when she sees Gilda blowing a gasket at [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]]...
---> '''Pinkie:''' She's a grump, ''and'' a thief, ''and'' a bully! [[JerkAss The meanest kind of mean meanie-pants there is!]] I can take it, but [[KickTheDog no one treats Fluttershy like that.]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis No. One.]]'' This calls for extreme measures - ''Pinkie Pie style!''
** When he sees his beloved Rarity being kidnapped by the Diamond Dogs, "Little Spiky Wikey" just outright starts beating them up. He loses, sadly, but puts up a good fight. Not to be outdone, [[spoiler:Rarity manages to [[PityTheKidnapper inconvenience the Diamond Dogs with wit and whining]].]]
** In the season 2 finale, [[spoiler:the entire team successfully fights off ''dozens'' of monsters. Dozens.
Pinkie Pie ''weaponizes'' [[ContinuityNod her Party Cannon]], and Rarity ''slaps'' some into submission with a grin on her face. Even Fluttershy manages gets caught in an avalanche, Maud immediately springs to trick a few. Problem is, the BigBad has ''thousands'' of {{mook}}s to spare. It action while everypony else is still the second legitimate action sequence on the show, and demonstrates that the team is quite capable even without the Elements of Harmony.]]
** Good old Applejack, an earth pony who mainly serves as the TeamMom, often gets overlooked despite being strong enough
gaping in shock, covering several hundred yards in seconds to knock every single apple from ''pound a tree simply by kicking it. Then Season 3 comes around and she takes out a trio of [[{{Planimal}} timber wolves]] house-sized boulder into gravel with nothing but rocks and just her own cunning.
hooves.'' {{Jaw Drop}}s all around.
** Seriously, don't screw with the Cutie Mark Crusaders. When they've finally been pushed too far by [[TheBully Babs Seed]], the [[ShoutOut A-Team]] music plays, they build an entire motorized parade float in less than a night, fit it with a booby-trap (made from an ''egg timer'') that will send it careening off a cliff at ''precisely'' the right time, and lure Babs into stealing it with a BatmanGambit. They ''even plant a mattress to land on when she shoves them out of the way'', and the only reason it fails is because they have a sudden attack of conscience and save her (the plan itself works beautifully).
** The episode "Maud Pie" introduces Pinkie's sister, Maud. Even after prolonged contact, she is quite clearly an EmotionlessGirl who is only interested in rocks. But when Pinkie gets caught in an avalanche, Maud reacts while everypony else is still gaping, covers several hundred yards in seconds, then ''pounds a house-sized boulder into gravel with a pair of jackhammer hooves.'' {{Jaw Drop}}s all around.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', Twilight spends most of the episode too afraid of her own power- and of Tirek absorbing it- to participate in the fight (helped by the fact that her mentor specifically told her to keep the alicorns' magic safe from Tirek). When Tirek finally confronts her, she is initially on the defensive, teleporting around at rapid-fire speed to avoid Tirek's attacks. Then one of those attacks destroys the library, at which point Twilight absolutely loses it; she ''immediately'' goes on the offensive, delivering an anime-style beatdown that would not have been at all out of place in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
** After a miserable start against the Mane-iac, the Power Ponies throw down and neatly trash the {{mooks}}. And then she swats a firefly off her weapon. Fluttershy, as Saddle Rager, sees this, and [[HulkingOut finishes off the job]].
*** Also note that the only reason they got that far was because Mane-iac underestimated Humdrum, the powerless sidekick,allowing him to tutor all the ponies their superpowers and later shrewdly disarm Mane-iac's forces and release the ponies behind her back. Who played Humdrum? Spike, of course.
beautifully).
** Discord is normally a quirky and egotistical [[TricksterGod trickster]] who can't be bothered to help with other ponies' problems or [[ComplexityAddiction do anything in a straightforward way]]. Even prior to his HeelFaceTurn, when he was a major threat to the safety of Equestria, he took to his world domination schemes with an almost lackadaisical attitude. But [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 when he learns that]] [[spoiler:[[MoralityPet Fluttershy]] has been taken by the Changelings]], he immediately becomes [[TranquilFury deadly serious]] and focused, and [[DungeonBypass teleports directly to]] [[spoiler:the Changeling hive]]. The only reason the plot isn't resolved right then and there is because said location negates most types of magic.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', [[BewareTheSillyOnes goofy, silly Beast Boy]] occasionally gets pissed off and reminds both villains and viewers that he was capable of turning into any animal alive ''or that had ever lived''. In one episode, he thoroughly thrashes Slade [[spoiler:or rather a roboSlade, though the two were usually interchangeable]] - despite the fact that this was someone who regularly whooped the team's designated badass, Robin. This is especially evident in "The End", where he uses his "patented wet-willy maneuver" to ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu hurt Trigon more than anyone had ever managed before]].''[[note]]Trigon is a gigantic EldritchAbomination. Beast Boy's "patented wet-willy maneuver" consists of taking the form of a colibri, flying inside Trigon's ear, and becoming ''a whale''. Trigon starts immediately crying out in pain.[[/note]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', [[BewareTheSillyOnes goofy, silly Beast Boy]] occasionally gets pissed off and reminds both villains villains, viewers, and viewers his own allies that he was is capable of turning into any animal alive ''or that had ever lived''. In one episode, he thoroughly thrashes Slade [[spoiler:or rather a roboSlade, Robo-Slade, though the two were usually interchangeable]] - despite the fact that this was someone who regularly whooped the team's designated badass, Robin. This is especially evident in "The End", where he uses his "patented wet-willy maneuver" to ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu hurt Trigon more than anyone had ever managed before]].''[[note]]Trigon is a gigantic EldritchAbomination. Beast Boy's "patented wet-willy maneuver" consists of taking the form of a colibri, flying inside Trigon's ear, and becoming ''a whale''. Trigon starts immediately crying out in pain.[[/note]]


* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' is typically the ButtMonkey of the Disney Universe. Either [[LaserGuidedKarma through his own fault for acting like a jerk,]] or [[BornUnlucky just plain bad luck,]] it's very rare for things to go right with him. That being said, it comes to a surprise in ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017'' that he was given a couple of badass moments.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' is typically the ButtMonkey of the Disney Universe. Either [[LaserGuidedKarma through his own fault for acting like a jerk,]] or [[BornUnlucky just plain bad luck,]] it's very rare for things to go right with him. That being said, it comes to a surprise in ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' that he was given a couple of badass moments.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'''s Charles Foster Ofdensen, Dethklok's mild-mannered manager/lawyer/accountant. Hints are given throughout the first season that Ofdensen is more than what he seems, but we don't see this full until the finale, which manages to be Crowning Moments of both [[Awesome/WesternAnimation awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]]. A somewhat unique example, in that the villains make a point of taking his awesomeness into account in season 2 and adjusting accordingly.
* Dib of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is an almost perpetual ButtMonkey trying to tell a CassandraTruth, but under the right circumstances he's able to unleash his inner awesome and defend the Earth like never before. Like the time he ''[[Awesome/InvaderZim piloted Mercury]]''. Indeed, Creator/JhonenVasquez remarks in the DVD commentary that "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom" is pretty much just an excuse to show Dib's [[Awesome/InvaderZim Crowning Moment Of Awesome]] as he leads Earth's defense fleet against the Irken armada and single-handedly brings down the Massive.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'''s Charles Foster Ofdensen, Dethklok's mild-mannered manager/lawyer/accountant. Hints are given throughout the first season that Ofdensen is more than what he seems, but we don't see this full until the finale, which manages to be Crowning Moments of both [[Awesome/WesternAnimation awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]].finale. A somewhat unique example, in that the villains make a point of taking his awesomeness into account in season 2 and adjusting accordingly.
* Dib of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is an almost perpetual ButtMonkey trying to tell a CassandraTruth, but under the right circumstances he's able to unleash his inner awesome and defend the Earth like never before. Like the time he ''[[Awesome/InvaderZim piloted Mercury]]''. Mercury. Indeed, Creator/JhonenVasquez remarks in the DVD commentary that "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom" is pretty much just an excuse to show Dib's [[Awesome/InvaderZim Crowning Moment Of Awesome]] Dib as he leads Earth's defense fleet against the Irken armada and single-handedly brings down the Massive.



** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', Twilight spends most of the episode too afraid of her own power- and of Tirek absorbing it- to participate in the fight (helped by the fact that her mentor specifically told her to keep the alicorns' magic safe from Tirek). When Tirek finally confronts her, she is initially on the defensive, teleporting around at rapid-fire speed to avoid Tirek's attacks. Then one of those attacks destroys the library, at which point Twilight absolutely loses it; she ''immediately'' goes on the offensive, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome delivering an anime-style beatdown that would not have been at all out of place in]] ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.

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** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', Twilight spends most of the episode too afraid of her own power- and of Tirek absorbing it- to participate in the fight (helped by the fact that her mentor specifically told her to keep the alicorns' magic safe from Tirek). When Tirek finally confronts her, she is initially on the defensive, teleporting around at rapid-fire speed to avoid Tirek's attacks. Then one of those attacks destroys the library, at which point Twilight absolutely loses it; she ''immediately'' goes on the offensive, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome delivering an anime-style beatdown that would not have been at all out of place in]] in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' is typically the ButtMonkey of the Disney Universe. Either [[LaserGuidedKarma through his own fault for acting like a jerk,]] or [[BornUnlucky just plain bad luck,]] it's very rare for things to go right with him. That being said, it comes to a surprise in ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017'' that he was given a couple of badass moments.
** When the Beagle Boys had kidnapped Huey, Dewey, and Louie along with Webby, Mrs. Beakley teamed up with Donald to try and rescue them. Thinking she would have to handle most of the fighting herself, Mrs. Beakley was surprised when a [[PapaWolf very, VERY angry Donald squawked "WHERE ARE MY BOYS?!"]] and proceeded to beat the crap out of the Beagle Boys on his own.
** In the season one finale, when Magica [=DeSpell=] had trapped Scrooge in his own Number One Dime, and taken over Duckberg, it was Donald who ended up leading the family to rescue Scrooge and save the day.

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*** In the [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017 2017 reboot]], Launchpad is a huge fan of the InUniverse Darkwing Duck TV show, even having a bobblehead that says his iconic catchphrase. And when he gets dangerous, he'll let Darkwing say it for him.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'''s Charles Foster Ofdensen, Dethklok's mild-mannered manager/lawyer/accountant. Hints are given throughout the first season that Ofdensen is more than what he seems, but we don't see this full until the finale, which manages to be Crowning Moments of both [[CrowningMomentOfAwesomeWesternAnimation awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]]. A somewhat unique example, in that the villains make a point of taking his awesomeness into account in season 2 and adjusting accordingly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'''s Charles Foster Ofdensen, Dethklok's mild-mannered manager/lawyer/accountant. Hints are given throughout the first season that Ofdensen is more than what he seems, but we don't see this full until the finale, which manages to be Crowning Moments of both [[CrowningMomentOfAwesomeWesternAnimation [[Awesome/WesternAnimation awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]]. A somewhat unique example, in that the villains make a point of taking his awesomeness into account in season 2 and adjusting accordingly.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', [[BewareTheNiceOnes goofy, silly Beast Boy]] occasionally gets pissed off and reminds both villains and viewers that he was capable of turning into any animal alive ''or that had ever lived''. In one episode, he thoroughly thrashes Slade [[spoiler:or rather a roboSlade, though the two were usually interchangeable]] - despite the fact that this was someone who regularly whooped the team's designated badass, Robin. This is especially evident in "The End", where he uses his "patented wet-willy maneuver" to ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu hurt Trigon more than anyone had ever managed before]].''[[note]]Trigon is a gigantic EldritchAbomination. Beast Boy's "patented wet-willy maneuver" consists of taking the form of a colibri, flying inside Trigon's ear, and becoming ''a whale''. Trigon starts immediately crying out in pain.[[/note]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', [[BewareTheNiceOnes [[BewareTheSillyOnes goofy, silly Beast Boy]] occasionally gets pissed off and reminds both villains and viewers that he was capable of turning into any animal alive ''or that had ever lived''. In one episode, he thoroughly thrashes Slade [[spoiler:or rather a roboSlade, though the two were usually interchangeable]] - despite the fact that this was someone who regularly whooped the team's designated badass, Robin. This is especially evident in "The End", where he uses his "patented wet-willy maneuver" to ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu hurt Trigon more than anyone had ever managed before]].''[[note]]Trigon is a gigantic EldritchAbomination. Beast Boy's "patented wet-willy maneuver" consists of taking the form of a colibri, flying inside Trigon's ear, and becoming ''a whale''. Trigon starts immediately crying out in pain.[[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/PJMasks'': Has this once per episode, and marked by their catchphrase "Time to be a hero!". Whatever personal problem was holding them back before, when they say this they have learned the Aesop of that episode and can finally tackle the problem they're facing head on.


* [[BadassGrandpa Iroh]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. He gets to do this a number of times, the first being when he is kidnapped by earthbenders just before the winter solstice. He nearly manages to escape on his own, buying time for Zuko to show up. They proceed to lay the smackdown on them without even firebending (that would have been unfair). Another is at the North Pole, after Zhao destroys the Moon Spirit. Then there is the second season premiere, in which he redirects Azula's lightning and kicks her overboard just as she's about to finish off Zuko. Finally, there is the scene when Iroh demonstrates how he got the nickname "Dragon of the West." Moral of the story: do ''not'' underestimate someone who once broke through the outer wall of Ba Sing Se, no matter how harmless he may seem now.

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* [[BadassGrandpa Iroh]] Iroh from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. He gets to do this a number of times, the first being when he is kidnapped by earthbenders just before the winter solstice. He nearly manages to escape on his own, buying time for Zuko to show up. They proceed to lay the smackdown on them without even firebending (that would have been unfair). Another is at the North Pole, after Zhao destroys the Moon Spirit. Then there is the second season premiere, in which he redirects Azula's lightning and kicks her overboard just as she's about to finish off Zuko. Finally, there is the scene when Iroh demonstrates how he got the nickname "Dragon of the West." Moral of the story: do ''not'' underestimate someone who once broke through the outer wall of Ba Sing Se, no matter how harmless he may seem now.

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*** Also note that the only reason they got that far was because Mane-iac underestimated Humdrum, the powerless sidekick,allowing him to tutor all the ponies their superpowers and later shrewdly disarm Mane-iac's forces and release the ponies behind her back. Who played Humdrum? Spike, of course.


** In episode 10, this is proven to be true of [[spoiler: all three of Tenzin's children. [[CuteBookworm Jinora]] sent the [[TheDragon Lieutenant]] [[WorfEffect flying]], [[MotorMouth Ikki]] took out a bunch of chi-blockers with her air-scooter, and Meelo [[{{Fartillery}} gassed]] the rest of them. Oh, and they did this to protect the series' token badass, Lin Bei Fong.]]
** Then there's Bolin for that matter. When he's not being the ButtMonkey, he kicks a fair amount of ass with his own Earthbending.

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** In episode 10, this is proven to be true of [[spoiler: all [[spoiler:all three of Tenzin's children. [[CuteBookworm Jinora]] sent the [[TheDragon Lieutenant]] [[WorfEffect flying]], [[MotorMouth Ikki]] took out a bunch of chi-blockers with her air-scooter, and Meelo [[{{Fartillery}} gassed]] the rest of them. Oh, and they did this to protect the series' token badass, Lin Bei Fong.]]
** Then there's Bolin for that matter. When he's not being the ButtMonkey, he kicks a fair amount of ass with his own Earthbending.Earthbending, and he even becomes one of the few Earthbenders ever shown to be capable of [[MagmaMan bending lava]].

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