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Easy forgiveness in western animation TV.

  • Adventure Time:
    • While Finn and Jake regularly beat up Ice King whenever he's doing something evil, if he isn't doing anything bad at the time they treat him like an acquaintance who's awkward but basically a good guy. Apparently they forget all about how he's a stalking, kidnapping, sexually harassing, brainwashing creep who should be avoided. Even Princess Bubblegum, who is regularly kidnapped by him, invited him to the princess potluck. As of "Holly Jolly Secrets", this may be a bit more justified since it's revealed to the characters (and the audience) that the Ice King's actions are under the influence of his magical crown.
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    • Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum seem pretty okay with Lemongrab, even though he previously tortured Finn and Jake and tried to do the same to the princess, and basically treats Princess Bubblegum like garbage on occasion. The reason he is forgiven for his crimes is because of his Ambiguous Disorder, and his anger at Princess Bubblegum hides a deep-seated desire to be accepted by her and relate to her. He later goes fully crazy and evil, gets destroyed and rebuilt, and is promptly Easily Forgiven again, although in this case it may be more justified since he's partially a new person upon his reconstruction.
  • American Dad! parodies and lampshades this trope plenty of times, mostly towards Stan and Roger. One particular example is the episode where Stan got addicted to crack and prevented Steve from getting sex from a hot girlfriend who's into nerds. While, by the end of the episode Steve was still bitter at him, Stan mentions he'll forgive him.
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  • Dodie from As Told by Ginger. She is hated by fans and seen as a two-faced, backstabbing Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. For some reason Ginger never ditches Dodie even as adults in the Distant Finale. It's most noticeable when Dodie and Macie tried to break-up Ginger with her new boyfriend because they were upset she wasn't spending enough time with them. Ginger calls them out at the end of the episode yet in the very next episode there are no consequences. Ginger references the situation so it's not a case of Negative Continuity either.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • Aang, being the All-Loving Hero, holds no grudge against the Fire Nation for the genocide of his people that was so complete it rendered him the Last of His Kind. Admittedly it was a hundred years ago and everyone involved is long dead, but from his perspective it only happened recently.
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    • With Zuko, we have it initially played straight but then subverted: Katara was among the first to try and trust him, and had that trust broken when he sided with the Fire Nation at Season 2's end. Later in the series, when he returned, the other's forgave him after some initial hostility, but she was the one who stayed pissed at Zuko the longest. Even when she believed he wanted to change, she wasn't so sure he could. The only reason she accepted him in Season 3 was because Aang needed a firebending master and with what time they had, they don't have a choice.
    • "The Southern Raiders" plays with this magnificently. Katara, with the help of Zuko who's hoping to gain her trust, embarks on a mission to confront the man who murdered her mother, with Aang repeatedly telling her that violence is not the answer and she should forgive him instead. After attacking him with the full intent to murder him, Katara realises that while she will never forgive him she also can't kill him. She does however forgive Zuko.
    • Uncle Iroh, who Zuko had stabbed in the back at the end of Season 2, forgives him instantly when Zuko tells him how sorry he is for what he did, Iroh says he was never even angry to begin with.
      Zuko: How can you forgive me so easily? I thought you would be furious with me!
      Iroh: I was never angry with you. I was sad, because I was afraid you'd lost your way.
    • Bumi in "The King Of Omashu" holds Katara and Sokka hostage to force Aang to participate in three grueling challenges, because if he doesn't his friends will be trapped in a crystal prison (and presumably suffocate). Then Aang realizes that the King is his old friend, they hug, and it is forgotten. Granted, they were never in any actual danger and it was all a Trickster Mentor ploy to get Aang to practice the outside-the-box-thinking skills he'd need in future.
  • In The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!, The Falcon helps Red Skull capture the Incredible Hulk. However, the fact he does so while Brainwashed and Crazy apparently still makes him eligible for helping The Avengers during "Code White" emergencies. To boot, the team doesn't forgive him onscreen. Consequently, the show makes no implication that they did so until he becomes one of many crimefighters to come Back for the Finale.
  • Ben 10:
  • The Bugs Bunny cartoon "Barbary Coast Bunny" has Bugs as a rube infiltrating Nasty Canasta's gambling parlor to get back the gold Canasta stole. After one too many visual puns, Canasta lights into Bugs, who starts walking off sullenly with his winnings. Canasta tries to kiss up to him:
    Canasta: Honest and for truly...I...I did not mean it!
    Bugs: It's no fun playing with you when you act so mean. However, I am willing to let bygones be bygones if you promise not to do it again.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door has Nigel staying in a relationship with Lizzie past her introduction, which involved her mind-controlling him to DESTROY his friends so that they could have time together. This is strictly played for laughs.
  • Danger Mouse: In "Public Enemy No. 1", DM gets amnesia and is cajoled by Baron Greenback into going on a crime spree. When he gets his memory back he is obviously told what he had done and apologizes to Colonel K (who had initially told Penfold to arrest him). "Injured in the line of duty," Colonel K explains away.
  • DC Animated Universe:
    • Downplayed in the Series Finale of Superman: The Animated Series, "Legacy". Lois, Supergirl, and Jimmy are willing to forget everything Superman did while brainwashed by Darkseid, but not many others are. It took almost two years for the whole world to accept the truth about what really happened and forgive him.
    • Justice League:
      • The team were willing to sweep Hawkgirl's assignment from the Thanagarian Empire under the rug at the end of the episode because she's one of the True Companions (with Superman, who's big on second chances, casting the deciding vote), but she resigns from the team. She spends a season mostly off-camera doing some soul-searching and still has to save the world a few more times before Wonder Woman's fine with having Hawkgirl in the Justice League again. It remains a sore spot for her and detractors of the Justice League still bring up that the League let Hawkgirl back on the team after what she did... a sore spot that Lex Luthor is notably willing to exploit.
    • Supes is like this too in the Batman Beyond episode "The Call". After Barda suggests killing the alien creatures that have Brainwashed Superman, possibly for years, Superman himself makes a case for mercy. (Leading Warhawk to sarcastically say that he's definitely back to normal.)
    • In the Batman Beyond episode "Inqueling", the villain Inque is betrayed by her Spoiled Brat daughter Deanna; Batman lets her go despite her crimes. However, at the end of the episode, it is clear that Inque is very much alive, and the ending suggests that Deanna's punishment for what she did will not be pleasant. However, this issue is resolved in the comic book adaptation of the series. The first part of the story gives an backstory for Inque herself, showing that her powers were given to her when she was a starving, homeless young woman, pregnant with Deanna; she allowed a Mad Scientist to experiment on her in exchange for food and shelter, which resulted in her gaining her powers, but he went back on his word. Deanna was born before the mutation had its full effect, but when it did, the disease was cured and her life was saved. In the present day, Deanna is now in the hospital with the same disease that her mother once had. Despite her daughter's betrayal, Inque desires nothing more than Deanna's well-being, pausing only to feed a small droplet of her own substance into Deanna's IV cord before she vanishes.
  • DuckTales (1987):
    • "The Golden Fleecing". Strangely, Launchpad doesn't seem to be too angry at either the harpies or Scrooge after they collectively almost got him eaten by the dragon.
    • Also in "Sir Gyro de Gearloose", a pretty bird lady insulted Gyro by calling him a "gadget man", but when she apologizes at the end, Gyro clearly has no anger towards her.
  • The Emperor's New School: Kronk remains on good terms with Kuzco despite his constant participation in Yzma's plans to drug him with Baleful Polymorph potions in order to sabotage him from becoming emperor again.
  • On The Fairly OddParents!, Mark Chang goes from Timmy's enemy to a good friend after his Heel–Face Turn. This is despite the fact that Mark has threatened to slurp out Timmy's brain through a bendy straw, kidnapped his babysitter (he liked that), tried to kill him in death combat, and launched a weapon that he thought would destroy the Earth.
  • Family Guy:
    • Cleveland is still friends with Quagmire even after sleeping with Loretta, ruining his marriage, and ultimately leading him to leave Quahog.
    • Peter also forgives Quagmire, despite numerous sexual schemes with Lois (also Meg once), and that time he nearly beat Brian to death.
    • Meg always forgives her family for all the bullshit they dump on her.
  • It seems that no matter what horrible thing Bender does on Futurama (put his friends lives at risk, work them as slaves, basically anything) they'll never hold a grudge for long. Flexo may be the biggest example; the second time he appeared, he very quickly accepts Bender's apology for framing him.
  • Gargoyles:
    • Goliath readily forgives anyone who stops attacking and tries to undo whatever they've done. Even if two minutes before that they were roaring at each other and fighting tooth and nail. It's most apparent in that lengthy section in season two where he and a few others were being sent all over the world by Avalon. Of course, those few times when he wasn't attacked right off the bat and tried being friendly first didn't work that well...
    • It works the other way: Xanatos explicitly says that he considers revenge a sucker's game, and is happy to make trouble with even those who've betrayed him... of course, betray him once, and you'd better stay useful.
  • God, the Devil and Bob: No matter how much destruction he causes and despite his main goal being the destruction of humanity, the Devil is always on friendly terms with God by the end of the episode. And most of the time it's God who ends up apologizing to him.
  • Gravity Falls:
    • In the very first episode, the gnomes attempt to kidnap Mabel and force her to marry them, afterwards combining to form a giant gnome and attacking both Mabel and Dipper. Yet in Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets, Dipper and Mabel become their allies — and they again prove themselves untrustworthy by lying to them in order to use them as pawns to steal the Gemulets, which are not rightfully theirs. Even after this, Mabel and Dipper don't appear to consider them full enemies.
      Mabel: (discussing invitations to their birthday party) Let's see, where do we stand with the gnomes?
    • Grunkle Stan has outright lied to his family regarding who he is and had hidden a lot of truths from them but especially the fact that he has the other Journals that Dipper has been searching for and the fact that he knows all along who the author of the Journals is. Obviously, Dipper, Mabel and Soos but especially the former are outraged at him for hiding such revelations especially considering the fact that the Portal attempt could potentially bring an end to the world but as soon as they hear out his Dark and Troubled Past and are made aware of his intentions to save his brother, none of them seem to hold any form of grudge towards him. This also applies to Mabel herself as despite straight-up betraying her brother in a critical moment in favor of a criminal, Dipper doesn't seem to hold any grudges towards her.
    • Gideon Gleeful gets a redemption arc in the finale and is accepted as a friend by the twins, despite the fact that he summoned Bill Cipher in order to steal the deed to their uncle's home and made attempts on the lives of both Mabel and Dipper repeatedly (imprisoning them with dynamite, trying to slice Dipper open with a lamb shears.)
    • Despite Ford's stubborn refusal to forgive or thank Stan and the unintentionally insensitive treatment of Mabel, neither of the twins seem to hold it against him, and ultimately part on good terms. Likewise, Stan seems to regard his offer of fulfilling their childhood dreams as all the thanks he really needs. Invoked in the same episode, when Ford finally meets Fiddleford again after many years: after everything McGucket went through because of the bargain with Bill, Ford fully expects Fiddleford to hate him. Quite the contrary - as the hug makes clear.
  • Green Eggs and Ham: Averted. Finding out late in the game that the person trying to be best friends with you is a scam artist would break anyone's trust, and Guy is not ready to forget it when Sam comes to break him out of the police precinct. Sam is also genuinely offended by Guy implying that Sam's mother abandoning him is proof that he doesn't belong anywhere and is not at all excited to see him when they reunite before the climax.
  • Corey Riffin from Grojband is on friendly terms with Nick Mallory for influencing him to make Trina go into "Diary Mode".
  • Huntik: Secrets & Seekers has Zhalia easily forgiven after Lok, Dante, and Sophie discover she's The Mole for the Big Bad. See the quote.
  • Kim Possible:
    • In "Ill-Suited" Ron is let off the hook despite lying to Kim, cheating at a major sporting event and stealing high tech weaponry that put lives in danger. Kim forgave him and Barkin let him stay on the team. Although he did have to do 20 crabwalk laps around the field. It is a stark reminder of how in Season 1 Kim was grounded just for lying.
    • On the villainous side of the fence, consider Drakken and Shego's Postscript Season appearances up through "Mad Dogs and Aliens". On two different occasions, Shego was busted out of prison by other villains, and gave no thought to Drakken (except to yell "Later, loser!" on her way out). In "MDaA", Drakken orders Warmonga to throw Shego out, then holds her captive intending to make her watch Warmonga score the victory over Kimmie that she never could (and claims as her prerogative). Really, it's amazing that they were on speaking terms, much less working together, in later episodes.
  • Buck Strickland from King of the Hill has done some pretty nasty things to Hank and he always sticks by his side, his worst act was framing Hank for the murder of his mistress Debbie. He plants a lot of evidence that made it seem like he was guilty of the crime, and yet Hank almost immediately forgives him after the murder is solved.
  • On The Mask cartoon, Stanley doesn't seem too upset about Peggy having sold him out to the bad guys in the movie.
  • Any villain in My Little Pony 'n Friends who is truly sorry for what they've done will be forgiven by Megan, Molly, Danny, and all the ponies.
  • Many antagonists are also forgiven quickly in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, at least as long as they express a desire to reform and show remorse for their actions. Otherwise, they end up on the run (Queen Chrysalis), imprisoned (Discord before his Heel–Face Turn), thrown into Tartarus (Tirek and Cozy Glow), or straight-up killed (Sombra). Justified, considering the series' main theme (as with previous incarnations) is The Power of Friendship.note 
    • Downplayed with Luna. She tried to create eternal night and is immediately forgiven by her sister, the mane cast, and Ponyville. However, "Luna Eclipse" shows that they are still terrified of her, and it takes some work on her part to improve her reputation, resulting in the Reality Ensues trope being played for laughs after the factnote .
    • Played (a bit) straighter in "MMMystery on the Friendship Express", in which the Cakes spent months working on a special cake for a deserts competition, hoping to win first place. Pinkie Pie spent a whole night guarding the cake from the other chefs, who she feared wanted to destroy it to eliminate the competition. Rarity, Fluttershy, and Rainbow Dash eat roughly half the cake, and yet, Pinkie instantly forgives them when they apologize.note 
    • In "A Canterlot Wedding", after essentially being quickly dismissed by everyone, Twilight Sparkle forgave everyone after one little apology from Applejack. To be fair, there are more important matters at hand like the Changeling Invasion and the fact that Queen Chrysalis tricked them all.
    • Babs Seed from the episode "One Bad Apple" spends most of the episode bullying the Cutie Mark Crusaders, with the worst of it including kicking them out of their own clubhouse and forcing Apple Bloom to sleep on the floor in her own room, but when the CMC find out about how she herself was bullied, and turned to bullying herself because of this, they immediately forgive her, save her from a booby trapped second float they set up for her, and even end up befriending her by the end of the episode. The CMC even apologize for the booby trap first. In the later episode "Apple Family Reunion", Apple Bloom refers to Babs as "my favorite cousin".
    • In "Magic Duel", Trixie takes over Ponyville and rules it with an iron hoof. It takes roughly a second for Twilight Sparkle to accept her apology at the end. This might be at least partially justified due to the Alicorn Amulet and the Disproportionate Retribution that was inflicted on Trixie for what happened the last time she visited Ponyville.
    • Played with in "Inspiration Manifestation", in which Rarity gets off even easier for a similar situation after an evil spellbook grants her the power to create whatever she can imagine and a growing compulsion to remake the world around her to suit her creative vision. In fact, she's portrayed as a victim (which, in all fairness, she kind of was, having no idea what the spell would do to her) and the blame goes to Spike, who brought her the book; and even in Spike's case, it's his judgement, rather than his intent, which he receives a brief scolding for.
    • Deconstructed (with regards to the franchise as a whole) in the episode "Keep Calm and Flutter On", which involves Fluttershy forgiving Discord, despite the fact that he caused the Mane Six to go Brainwashed and Crazy and causing the World Gone Mad. The others do not forgive him however, and while they let him hang around they don't trust him in the slightest.
    • At the end of the episode "Rainbow Falls", Soarin quickly forgives Spitfire and Fleetfoot, despite the fact that they never visited him at the hospital when he hurt his wing and were planning on replacing him with Rainbow Dash, using his (not actually that severe) injury as an excuse to put the better flyer in his place.
    • In "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2", even after he sided with Tirek, putting the entire world in danger, Twilight still considered Discord a friend, much to his surprise. This trope also applies to Fluttershy, who Discord is still on good terms with despite hurting her earlier with his betrayal. That said, he does notice he doesn't get a throne along with the others and is told he'll have to earn it, and seemed to regret what he did even before Tirek stabbed him in the back.
    • Zigzagged with Sunset Shimmer. After being the Alpha Bitch in CHS for quite a while, breaking up the human counterparts mane five, and stealing Twilight's Element of Magic, becoming a demon and brainwashing the students to invade Equestria, Twilight and the Humane 5 quickly forgive her after she apologizes. However, Rainbow Rocks shows the rest of the school is far less forgiving of her actions in the previous movie, either being nervous around her or glaring angrily at her. Even Twilight is hesitant to take her hand when she returns to the human world, and she's still an outsider to her friends.
    • Human Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games is forgiven immediately after she went power crazy and nearly tore open their world in an attempt to get to Equestria. Sunset Shimmer's example and lead certainly help. Everyone actually seems to blame Principal Cinch more (not without reason).
    • In "Crusaders of the Lost Mark", even though she spent the past four seasons bullying them, even mocking Scootaloo for her inability to fly and forcing them to spread hurtful gossip throughout Ponyville, the CMC come to feel sorry for Diamond Tiara when they see that she is emotionally abused by her mother. They help her to become a better pony, and they even end up befriending her. Silver Spoon gets off even easier. While Diamond Tiara at least gets her father to donate money for the schools new playground equipment, Silver Spoon is forgiven right after she calls Diamond out on her behavior early in the episode.
    • In "The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2", Twilight opts to not only forgive Starlight Glimmer for her actions, but she also makes Starlight her pupil in the ways of friendship. This is despite the trouble Starlight caused in "The Cutie Map" 2-parter and the fact that she attempted to stop Rainbow Dash's first Sonic Rainboom. However, Starlight deeply regrets her actions, and it's pointed out that Starlight had no idea the Mane 6 were so integral to the history of Equestria, and that letting Starlight Glimmer go as insanely powerful she is (as her power rivals Twilight's) would be a bad idea. This is lampshaded in "The Crystalling - Part 1", where Starlight still doesn't understand how she could be easily forgiven and Twilight just mentions that she doesn't dwell on the past, and also continues well throughout the remainder of the series where Starlight's repeated and serious relapses are shrugged off with never any more than a brief frown from anyone else.
    • Despite supposedly being easily forgiven at the end of their respective episodes, and in spite of Twilight's claim to not dwell on the past, this is ultimately subverted in regards to Trixie and Starlight Glimmer. When Trixie shows up at Ponyville yet again, Twilight immediately doesn't trust her though Trixie herself wasn't doing much to avert those fears with her smug smirks whenever she was around Twilight, and thinks her new friendship with Starlight will ultimately be a bad influence on the latter. Twilight also only trusts Starlight as long as she can control almost every aspect of Starlight's life, and Starlight sees this lack of autonomy as not truly being given a second chance. Twilight eventually promises to do better when she sees how much her mistrust is hurting them.
    • Downplayed in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Magical Movie Night: Movie Magic. While Canter Zoom forgives Juniper for sabotaging his movie, he fires her from the set and forces her to work a menial job as he no longer trusts her. Played straight at the end of Mirror Magic, when Juniper Montage is quickly forgiven and befriended by the Humane 7 for trapping them all in a magic mirror and going on a rampage as a 12-foot tall monster. Pinkie Pie even lampshades how the Humane Seven are "a really forgiving group." They at least attempt to justify it by admitting they've done a lot worse.
    • When Sunset returns to Equestria and is forced to seek Princess Celestia's guidance in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Forgotten Friendship, Celestia forgives Sunset almost immediately for her past misdeeds as a Spoiled Brat, though it certainly helps that Sunset has clearly changed for the better and regrets everything bad that went down between them. Sunset herself is quick to forgive Wallflower Blush for all the trouble she caused.
    • All the hippogriffs and seaponies not only tolerate Twilight's presence in "Surf and/or Turf", but are actually delighted to see her, even though the last time she was there, she was thrown out for trying to steal Queen Novo's pearl. Defeating the Storm King must have earned her a lot of forgiveness credit.
  • In The Powerpuff Girls episode "Mojo Jonesin'", four of the girls' classmates got addicted to Chemical X and beat them up, but they're forgiven in the end.
  • Regular Show has Skips being forgiven for killing Rigby over a game of arm wrestling. Rigby was really cool about the whole thing.
    Skips: Uh... Sorry for, you know, killing you back there... It was unprofessional.
    Rigby: Huh? ...You know what? Water under the bridge.
  • Robot Chicken plays this for humor in one sketch. When a recently deceased man finds out Heaven is almost too forgiving. Letting in a Serial Killer who repented, a creepy uncle since the priests were guilty of the same thing, and Hitler.
    Hitler: I'm just as surprised as you are.
  • Samurai Jack: Jack holds no grudge against the Triseraquins for luring him into a trap by Aku and nearly getting him killed. After all, many have fallen victim to Aku's deception.
  • The Simpsons done this plenty of times towards Bart and Homer whenever either of them causes trouble. But one particular episode "Homer Badman" has Homer accepting one little apology after being harassed by protesters after being accused of sexual harassment.
  • In Marvel's Spider-Man, after the entire Superior Spider-Man debacle, Peter's social life as both normal Peter and as Spider-Man is in the dumps. However, the only friend who instantly rebonds with him after apologizing is Ms. Marvel, as Kamala figured something was seriously wrong with him in the first place (she guessed aliens, not Doc Ock taking over his mind).
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • Despite being supposedly best friends Patrick is easily one of the worst friends imaginable with a list of offenses including talking SpongeBob into playing stupid to make himself look better and then mocking him for it, rubbing it in that SpongeBob's pet snail loved him more (the snail was actually just interested in a cookie Patrick had), intentionally trying to destroy a trading card SpongeBob wanted just to be a jerk... Despite all of this SpongeBob always forgives him with nothing more than a lecture at the very most. It should be noted, however, that he generally is made to pay for things he does to other people besides SpongeBob.
    • SpongeBob is simply a very forgiving person (or rather a very forgiving sponge). He's always ready and willing to give anyone a second chance, including the series' Card-Carrying Villain, Plankton, and his own Bad Boss Mr. Krabs. Forgiving the latter easily was justified early on in the show when his antics topped out at harmless money-grubbing shenanigans that he usually tried to make right by the end of the episode, but as the show went on and Mr. Krabs started his plunge into full on villainy, his Easily Forgiven status became a lot harder to swallow.
    • SpongeBob himself profits from this trope as well. He bothers, stalks and outright destroys Squidward's life on a frequent basis, but often just turning on the water works is enough to make Squidward feel bad for him. Patrick is also very easy going to SpongeBob in "Porous Pockets" despite his snobbish and negligent attitude.
    • Squidward himself constantly tells SpongeBob how much he hates him, complains about everything he does and yells at him for every little mistake, yet SpongeBob still reveres him like a king and acts like he can do no wrong.
  • Star Wars Rebels: Ezra is upset with Hondo when it turns out he played the whole Ghost crew in "Legends of the Lasat", though about a year later in "Steps into Shadow", he's moved past it and is glad to see him. Could be justified by Hondo being a Friendly Enemy and near harmless, but still. The rest of the crew aren't exactly pleased to see Hondo, but their reactions are closer to "annoyed at having to deal with him and his shenanigans" than "angry that he stabbed them in the back for selfish reasons".
  • Steven Universe usually plays this straight with the main character is a All-Loving Hero Steven, who brushes off everything from rudeness to outright violence, and is friendly and supportive to everyone — even characters who have tried to kill him several times. Lampshaded in one episode, when Greg points out how odd it is that he's holding such a huge grudge against Kevin, whose biggest crime is making the duo feel uncomfortable at a party almost a year ago.
    • Averted and played straight in "The New Crystal Gems", unlike Steven or Greg, Connie is still upset with Lapis for trying to kill her in "Ocean Gem" - but then gets over it pretty quickly and forms a team with herself, Lapis and Peridot.
  • In "Win Some, Lose Some" in the 2003 Strawberry Shortcake, Peppermint Fizz is easily forgiven by Strawberry Shortcake for cheating at the games.
  • Everyone from Total Drama with the exception of Heather. Becomes a bit ridiculous by season three, when Leshawna openly brags about knocking her tooth out even after she should have realized it was totally unjustified (as Heather had been trying to help her at the time). Bridgette calls the others out on this toward the end of the show.
  • In season 3 of Winx Club, Diaspro brainwashes Sky with a love potion. She gets banished from Eraklyon for this. Come season 5 and she's back on Eraklyon working directly for King Erendor, Sky's father, with no mention of her previous banishment. It's implied that Erendor favors her, but the fact that not even Bloom mentions this at all raises a few eyebrows.
  • Xiaolin Showdown:
    • Raimundo is on the receiving end after willingly turning evil and then back again. Omi does express suspicion about him from time to time.
    • To some extent, Jack Spicer. Ever since he assisted in the recapture of Wuya, Omi has held out hope that he will change sides. Needless to say, when Jack wants to join the monks in "The Apprentice", Omi is very quick to move past all the bad blood between the two, despite none of the other Dragons trusting him. Unfortunately, their distrust is proven right. The surprise is that Jack really did want to change; he was just scared of failing.


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