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Impaled With Extreme Prejudice / Western Animation

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Mutual Kill, indeed!

  • In the American Dad! episode "Russian Doll", a maniac has been going around murdering the members of the 12-man supergroup that Steve and his friends were briefly in. He's later revealed to be one of the other members of said supergroup and meets his end when he's about to kill Steve late at night, only for the sound of Stan coming home to cause him to slip on a skateboard, fall out the window, and land on a trampoline outside that flings him onto the Smith house's flagpole.
  • At the very end of the second season finale of Amphibia, Marcy is suddenly run through by a Big Frickin' Laser Blade courtesy of King Andrias, in a shocking enough moment to necessitate a last-minute Release Date Change and Content Warning.
  • Rampage from Beast Wars, a seemingly-unkillable Predacon mutant meets his end when Depth Charge runs a spike of pure energon through his spark. Depth Charge is killed in the resulting explosion.
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  • In Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, NOS-4-A2 eventually suffers this fate - the only major villain to be Killed Off for Real.
  • The second season premiere for Final Space has Lord Commander meeting his untimely end when Nightfall impales him.
  • Futurama:
    • The episode "Anthology of Interest I" (with a section called "Terror at 500 Feet") has a 500 ft-tall Bender impaled on the Empire State Building.
    • Fry was impaled twice: once by a pipe shot from an exploding boiler, and once by a giant space bee. Amusingly, neither injury was treated as serious, though in the latter case, we don't find that out until the end of the episode.
  • The page image is from the Il était une fois... episode "The Quattrocento", in which two enemies fight each other with swords until they run each other through.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show episode "Pixie King" at one point has Ren impaled on a giant bee stinger.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Mel Gibson impales a member of Congress on a flagpole, complete with waving Stars and Stripes.
    • Also spoofed, when in a scene from one of Wolfcastle's movies (where he is playing a nerd character in a high school setting) he impales a bully with...another bully.
    • In "Treehouse of Horror XI", Groundskeeper Willie is cleaning a window when a dolphin jumps through it... and through him.
    • In "Bart Gets Famous", there's a cutaway of a potential future for Bart and Lisa: the latter is highly successful and the former shines her many awards. It ends with Lisa kicking Bart onto her Nobel Peace Prize and impaling him, then her lampshading the irony of him being killed by an award with "peace" in its name.
  • South Park:
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars absolutely loves this trope, doing it mostly to villains (though the impalers are usually other villains) with an alarming frequency and disturbingly graphic portrayals for a kids' show. While the above Qui-Gon example had a Gory Discretion Shot, the show does no such thing, playing up the killings in all their family unfriendly g(l)ory.
  • Steven Universe:
    • Pearl is on the receiving end of this when she loses focus in a sword fight right through the gut. Thankfully, her "death" isn't permanent.
    • Steven is forced to run Bismuth through with Rose's sword in self-defense when she tries to kill him in a rage for disagreeing with her intentions in regard to the Homeworld Gems.
    • After Jasper is corrupted, she charges at Steven, Amethyst and Peridot, who narrowly saves all three of them by impaling Jasper's corrupted form through the chest with a loosened cage bar.
  • Happens quite a bit on Sym-Bionic Titan
    • The Titan defeats the monster in Episode 6 by impaling it on a gigantic spear.
    • Lance does it again with a trident in Episode 13.
    • Octus is killed by the monster of episode 18 this way.
  • The Season 3 finale of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) has the Shredder impale Splinter right through the back, breaking an Enemy Mine. They were supposed to destroy a black hole generator, and the satisfied Shredder allows it to activate and destroy the Earth; the Turtles are saved by Honeycutt and taken back in time to destroy the generator ahead of time, and saved Spinter from his fate. He did, however, get impaled by Shredder a second time in "Requiem" near the end of the fourth season, thrown off the roof of a building for good measure, killing him for real.
  • Done to several Zack-bots by Martin in his Blue Heron mode on Wild Kratts.


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