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  • An episode of 3-2-1 Penguins! is actually titled "The Green Eyed Monster," and it involves a planet where a flock of sheep is jealous of another flock because they believe the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
  • In The Amazing World of Gumball, Gumball becomes literally possessed by his jealousy of Leslie in "The Flower."
  • In the interquel comic series of Avatar: The Last Airbender called The Promise, Katara shows a mild case of this. She feels a bit upset that Aang hangs out with the Air Nomad fan club more than her, making her feel left out. But this is resolved when Aang explains that the fan club reminds him of his old home. That, and he loves her.
    • She's shown a bigger case of this in The Waterbending Scroll, though. This is due to not getting Waterbending right instantly while Aang, being an Airbending Avatar, did. This causes her to yell at him about it only to feel guilty and apologize, and she also put the others in danger due to stealing a pirate's scroll. She gets over all this, though.
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  • In Barbie and the Secret Door, Big Bad Malucia is jealous of others' magic since she has none, so she uses her wand to steal it.
  • In Barbie in a Mermaid Tale, despite being of royal blood, Eris can't spin Merillia. This makes her very jealous of her sister Calissa.
  • Beetlejuice has a tendency to be a bit of a Crazy Jealous Guy whenever anyone tries to monopolize Lydia's attention, but he goes full-on this trope in one episode. Prince Vince becomes so enamored of Lydia that he actually proposes to her, causing Beetlejuice to almost literally explode; he has steam coming out of his ears and his eyes are flashing multiple colors.
  • Ben 10 has multiple exemples of this. Considering the protagonists gains Famed in Story starting with the third installment of the show, that's kinda understandable:
    • Captain Nemesis, despite being himself a famous superhero as well as possessing his own company, developped a jealousy when Ben starts becoming more popular than him (ironically, Ben himself admired him then). He first attempted to get back credit in a so-called friendly competition with him, but ends up humiliated (the only round he is able to win is only thanks to part him cheating and part Ben's Omnitrix malfunctionning). Unable to stand this, he turns evil as a result. By his second appearance, he has gone as far as becoming a murderer.
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    • Kevin displays shades of this after his Face–Heel Turn in Season 1 of Ultimate Alien. (due being turned insane by absorbing alien DNA). His dialogue with Ben during their final fight has him pointing out how Ben got everything whereas he ended up turned into a monster and forced to delinquency.
    • Gwen's own rival, Charmcaster, also displays this in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien toward Gwen, furious that she had to work hard for her magic whereas, as a being made of mana, Gwen was Born Lucky.
    • A more light-hearted exemple than the two previous ones, minor villain Billy Billion from Omniverse has his whole motivation running around the fact he was jealous of Ben for getting more attention at school than him.
  • Big Hero 6: The Series:
    • Karmi's motivation for treating Hiro like crap is because he's upstaging her as S-fit's youngest student.
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    • Fred sometimes lets his jealousy of Richardson Mole get the better of him.
    • Krei and Hiro both suffer from this in "Big Problem", Krei towards Liv Amara and Hiro towards Karmi.
  • In Castlevania Season 2 Alucard of all people has a Green Eyed Monster moment towards Trevor and Sypha’s burgeoning romance. It’s never elaborated which of the pair that Alucard is more jealous of (it’s probably both of them) since Trevor and Sypha have found happiness in their Crapsack World while Alucard whose already super lonely is now playing the third wheel to them. Season 3 hints that Alucard had strong feelings for both Trevor and Sypha and he comes to see Taka and Sumi as Replacement Goldfish but is left betrayed and heartbroken by them.
  • Code Lyoko has Sissi Delmas who loves Ulrich and is jealous of the relationship between Yumi and Ulrich — so she tries to make Yumi jealous in turn (sometimes successfully). Also, when William Dunbar enters the scene in Season 2, Ulrich shows serious envy of William's easy flirting with Yumi, while he himself Cannot Spit It Out.
  • On Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Daniel gets jealous of the attention that his little sister Margaret is getting in "Margaret's Birthday Buddy / Margaret's Birthday Party" and has to be reminded more than once that it's not his birthday. His parents help him to get over it by having him be Margaret's birthday buddy, his job being to help her party go well for her.
  • Danny Phantom
    • "What You Want" shows Tucker being envious of Danny's ghost powers. It's a kick in the teeth to him especially because Danny was once on equal terms with him before he got his powers, making him (from Tucker's perspective) "superior."
    • Sam is obviously jealous of Paulina.
    • As is Vlad of Jack because he's married to the love of his life, Maddie, and they have Danny, whom Vlad desperately wants on his side as his son and heir.
    • Freakshow has what Jazz calls "ghost envy".
  • In "Cassie the Green-Eyed Dragon" on Dragon Tales, Cassie takes her cute little baby brother Finn to school and gets jealous when everyone pays him attention and doesn't notice her achievements. As this is one of those shows that teaches kids how to handle their emotions, Quetzal, the teacher, helps her by explaining how we all feel jealous sometimes and gives her some help to feel better.
  • DuckTales (2017) takes this to its logical conclusion for the episode "The Duck Knight Returns." When actor Jim Starling learns that they're rebooting Darkwing Duck (which is a Show Within a Show in this continuity) into a movie, he becomes extremely jealous when he learns that a new actor is taking up the role he once played, and that no one, not even the film's director, is even aware of who he is. He then attempts various ploys to sabotage the production by any means necessary, resulting in a climatic battle between him and his replacement that ends with Starling's apparent demise and the film's cancellation, spurning his replacement Drake Mallard to take up the part in Jim's honor. Though Jim appeared to have a Heel Realization upon seeing how far he had gone, the explosion that apparently killed him drove him further into insanity, leaving him to become Negaduck.
  • Nancy on Fancy Nancy occasionally falls into this . She's jealous when Bridgette pays more attention to Jojo in "Nancy's Supreme Night Out" , and is jealous when Bree and Megan hang out and inadvertently snub her in "Nancy's Friendship Faux Pas". She's a more literal example due to having green eyes.
  • In Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, this turns the Puppet Master From Nobody to Nightmare in the episode of the same name.
  • An episode of Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series (called, appropriately enough, "Hercules and the Green-Eyed Monster") has Icarus being jealous that his drama teacher is marrying his father, and thus getting most of his attention, and disrupting the wedding with Pandora's box. He is then consumed by Jealousy, as in swallowed whole by an Anthropomorphic Personification who has been feeding on his envy.
  • Pepper and Tony both seem to do this in Iron Man: Armored Adventures when the other is hanging out with someone else (Tony with Whitney and Pepper with Gene). However, they Cannot Spit It Out despite the fact that Everyone Can See It.
  • Jem is loaded with this. The Misfits want to destroy the Holograms because they're jealous of their success, Eric Raymond wants to destroy Jerrica Benton because he's jealous of her ability to run a music company better than him, and Jerrica is actually jealous of her own alter ego because of of the attention Jem receives that Jerrica can't get for her own accomplishments.
  • Heloise on Jimmy Two-Shoes gets extremly hostile over Beezy's friendship with Jimmy, which often results in episodes of her doing terrible things. For that matter, any supposed instance of Jimmy showing attention to anyone but her can lead to trouble. There was even a role reversal in one episode where Heloise managed to make Jimmy jealous, despite being Oblivious to Love.
  • Alexandra's reason for wanting to be the lead singer of Josie And The Pussy Cats is jealousy of Josie, both because of her musical success and the fact that Alan has eyes only for her.
  • Kaeloo:
    • Mr. Cat is extremely jealous of Quack Quack, because the latter is far more talented than he is, which results in him always being in second place, and because Kaeloo seems to have a closer relationship with Quack Quack than she does with him.
    • Pretty, the show's Alpha Bitch, gets jealous of Kaeloo whenever she gets something cool that Pretty doesn't have. And this doesn't just apply to Kaeloo - Pretty once called a random TV star a "bitch" because she was more beautiful than her. Bonus points for the fact that Pretty actually has green eyes.
  • The two main characters in Kim Possible encounter this in the third season and The Movie, due to a Romantic False Lead and a new friend with a kickass wheelchair and video games. There was also Kim "jelling" over how close Yori seemed to Ron. It's kind of a coincidence considering Kim really does have green eyes.
    • Kim gets jealous over Ron at almost the drop of a hat: she also gets jealous when he becomes good friends with Felix in "Steal Wheels," and gets very angry over the time he and Bonnie spend together in "Homecoming Upset" - a lot more justified that time, however, as they were dating at that point and Bonnie was doing everything in her power to rub it in. To her credit, she manages to direct almost all her anger at Bonnie and not Ron.
  • The first season of The Legend of Korra features a Love Dodecahedron. So naturally, this trope comes out in full force. Korra is initially standoffish towards Asami, who was dating her own crush, Mako. When Korra decides to date Bolin, Mako gets jealous in turn due to his own unrealized feelings for her. As Mako and Korra start to get closer and act more affectionate to one another, Asami displays green-eyed tendencies toward them herself, though it's played with in her case as she's shown to be more angry at Mako for his cheating and unwillingness to be honest with her about it. When the dust finally settles at the end of the season, Mako breaks up with Asami amicably and hooks up with Korra.
    • In the second season, it becomes clear that the Arc Villain, Unalaq, Korra's uncle, and chief of the Northern Water Tribe, is deeply jealous of his older brother Tonraq, Korra's father. He was so envious of his brother's position that he engineered his banishment so he could become chief. Korra also suggests that Unalaq's desire to train her stems from his envy of the fact that Tonraq sired the Avatar.
  • In Miraculous Ladybug, the protagonists are quite possessive of each other despite not actually being in a relationship. The "Volpina" episode has an Aesop about it when Ladybug's excessive cruelty towards one of her "rivals" renders the girl vulnerable to Hawkmoth's brainwashing.
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot: XJ-6 is jealous of anyone getting more attention of her, but most of her jealousy is directed towards Jenny however. Bonus points for her actually being green.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Princess Luna transformed into Nightmare Moon because she was jealous of all the attention her sister Celestia received. After being banished for a thousand years, she is finally cleansed of her evil and jealousy by the Elements of Harmony and makes amends with her sister.
    • Trixie is implied to be this towards Twilight Sparkle. Confirmed in "No Second Prances" when she admits it to Starlight Glimmer.
    • Rarity also suffers from this when Fluttershy becomes a famous model in the episode fittingly titled "Green Isn't Your Color." In an interesting handling of this trope, Rarity is actually very disappointed in herself for being jealous of her friend's success.
    • Spike gets this towards Owlowiscious in "Owl's Well That Ends Well," thinking Twilight has replaced him as her assistant. It turns out she only got Owlowiscious so Spike could finally have a break from all his hard work.
    • Everyone thinks Twilight is this in the second season finale, "A Canterlot Wedding," when she begins accusing her brother's fiancee of being evil due to her Bridezilla behavior. It turns out Twilight is Right for the Wrong Reasons.
    • Sweetie Belle gets a bad case of this in "For Whom the Sweetie Belle Tolls." Her resentment over Rarity "stealing" the spotlight is serious enough that Princess Luna feels compelled to help her get over it. Luna even mentions that she's been where Sweetie Belle is.
    • Discord becomes one in "Make New Friends but Keep Discord" after learning that Fluttershy has invited a new friend to the Grand Galloping Gala instead of him. His eyes even erupt into green flames when he spots Fluttershy's hoof on said new friend's shoulder, becoming a quite literal example of this trope.
    • Inplied to be one of Starlight Glimmer's motivations in the 2-parter episode "The Cutie Map." Later confirmed in the "The Cutie Remark", but what Starlight is jealous of isn't the Mane 6, but real friendships based on differences like theirs remaining strong, while her own friendship fell apart because of a difference.
    • Twilight suffers this in "What About Discord" when Discord pranks Twilight into thinking that the rest of the Mane Six had fun with him while she was away. Spike tries to tell her it's okay to not be involved in anything and Twilight tries to say that, as the Princess of Friendship, she should be above such notions, but she isn't.
  • Often a major reason for Bluto going after Popeye the sailor usually does a better job fixing/building something than his big rival. Occasionally inverted, but a dose of spinach always lets Popeye win the final round.
  • The early 2000s specials featuring Polly Pocket feature Beth, her Arch-Nemesis who is jealous of Polly because she's the most popular student in school, and is always trying to outshine her.
  • Princess Morbucks from The Powerpuff Girls became a supervillain because she was jealous of the Powerpuff Girls' popularity and their superpowers, especially since they wouldn't let her join their team just because she wanted to have superpowers like them, since it was something someone else had that she doesn't have. ("If I can't be a Powerpuff Girl, then there won't be any Powerpuff Girls!"). In "Superfriends", she becomes jealous of Robin, who has become the Girls' best friend, the only thing the Spoiled Brat has ever wanted but could never have. ("Why would the Powerpuff Girls want to hang out with you when they could be friends with me?!!...")
  • In Puff the Magic Dragon, Puff tells Jackie that the mean-looking clouds overhead are jealous of the stars, because the stars can fly so much higher than they can. As fate would have it, a falling star lands in their boat, and the clouds all have an Evil Laugh; Puff looks at them in disgust, saying, "They're so happy when a star dies." (She's not dead yet, though, and they can still save her.)
  • In the Ready Jet Go! episode "Jet 2", Jet gets jealous of his robot clone, Jet 2, because Sean and Sydney are playing with the robot and not the real Jet.
    • In Back to Bortron 7, Face 9000 is salty over the fact that the Propulsions are using the PowerCube for their big presentation and not him.
  • He tries to deny it, but Rick of Rick and Morty gets incredibly jealous whenever his grandchildren show preference to anybody else over him. For instance, in "Something Ricked This Way Comes", when Summer starts working for Mr.Needful (who is actually The Devil) and looks up to him as a Cool Old Guy, Rick promptly sets up a shop right across the street from Needful's in order to destroy his business.
    • When Morty expresses admiration for The Vindicators, Rick goes out of his way to tear them down and prove they're all just a bunch of assholes and he even admits he hates how much Morty respects them.
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Catra. She was always a bit jealous of Adora, who was Shadow Weaver's favoured child while Catra was The Un-Favourite. Then Adora left to join the Rebellion, and Shadow Weaver continued to be more interested in Adora than Catra, causing her to get more and more envious. By the third season, when Shadow Weaver has seemingly offered Catra a scrap of affection as part of a plan to escape, then immediately defected to the Resistance to once again get close to Adora, Catra becomes so obsessed with ensuring Adora doesn't win that she hurts everyone around her, burns every bridge she has, and attempts to literally destroy the entire world because Adora wants to save it.
  • The Simpsons
    • The infamous Frank Grimes comes across as this. Homer did get him in trouble with Burns, but Grimes' quest to destroy Homer's life came after Homer tried to make it up to him by inviting him to his house for dinner. Seeing his big house and family only made Grimes even more bitter.
    • Subverted with Cecil Terwilliger. It seemed like he wanted to kill his brother for having been chosen as Krusty's sidekick but he just really wanted the money.
  • Sofia the First: After Sofia becomes a princess, her stepsister Amber is jealous over her getting all the attention at the castle and her new Royal School, so she sabotages her dance lesson as revenge. She eventually warms up to her later on, and embraces her as a true sister.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil: In the second season, Star unknowingly gets a crush on Marco, and starts showing signs of jealousy whenever he's with Jackie. Interestingly, she remains on good terms with Jackie, even letting her go out to a concert with her and Marco, although she destroys a sign whilst smiling after she finds herself Alone Among the Couples.
    • In the third season, Jackie breaks up with Marco around the same time that Star gets back together with Tom, and Marco soon realises that he now has a crush on Star. As a result, he starts acting more bitter towards Tom, despite having befriended him in the previous season.
  • On Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Nova is usually shown to be jealous whenever Sprx shows interest in another female.
    • Which gets turned on its head during "The Stranded Seven", where it's Nova getting a crush on one of the local Cat Folk, and Sprx who's visibly jealous.
  • Teen Titans
    • In "Date With Destiny'', Starfire becomes something of a Yandere once she finds out that Robin is taking a bratty Daddy's Girl to her prom (as part of the Big Bad's blackmail).
    • Robin also becomes rather green-eyed over Starfire when she's getting married in "Betrothed." Cyborg explicitly teases the boy about it, saying, "You sure you're not just, y'know... jealous?"
  • Tygra from ThunderCats (2011) seems to have been suffering this for a long time, in regards to his little brother Lion-O. This is both for Lion-o being heir despite Tygra being seen as the better one and for him supposedly having the affections of Cheetara. Later, it's revealed that Cheetara always liked Tygra and Lion-O is happy for them (though he chastised Cheetara for her Hands-On Approach in advising and helping him).
  • An episode of Tiny Toon Adventures had this as its Aesop, but the characters don't realize that the warning about a Green-Eyed Monster isn't talking about a literal monster until the very end.
  • Thrust, one of Starscream's clones in Transformers Animated, embodies his creator's envy. This is appropriate, as he's the only clone who doesn't appear in the cartoon or the toyline - he only showed up for the second Allspark Almanac.
  • Dez from Wishfart is generally a dorky Nice Guy, but he often lets his envy get the better of him. A good example of this is "In Your Face, Wishpower!", in which he tries to prevent his crush Tsuni from going on a movie date with Neptune after Tsuni wished from him to be able to see a special movie screening with someone. In the end, Dez does let Tsuni go with Neptune (though Tsuni invites him to join anyway), but remains frustrated at things not turning out his way.
  • Yogi's Gang: The Envy Brothers. They want to take over the circus where they work because they're envious of their boss for owning it and try to accomplish it by using a ring to make everyone envious. Bonus points for wearing green and making their victims' eyeballs green. When that fails, they try to go to outer space because they're envious of astronauts for doing so.
  • In the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "A Pal For Gary", SpongeBob assumes Gary is this after believing he caused the damage to his library.


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