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Impaled With Extreme Prejudice / Western Animation

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Mutual Kill, indeed!

  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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 highschool setting) he impales a bully with...another bully.
    • In "Treehouse of Horror XI", Groundskeeper Willy is cleaning a window when a dolphin jumps through it... and through him.
  • Saddam Hussein dies(?) this way in South Park: The Movie.
    • In an episode of the series Kenny dies by getting impaled on a flagpole, then sliding to the bottom of it.
  • 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. Splinter, however, gets impaled by Shredder a second time in "Requiem" near the end of the fourth season, killing him for real.
  • Done to several Zack-bots by Martin in his Blue Heron mode on Wild Kratts.


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