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Unstoppable Rage / Western Animation

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  • Biker Mice from Mars: The last person who threatened Modo's bike was sucker-punched into Lake Michigan.
  • South Park:
    • Parodied in the episode "Conjoined Fetus Lady": After timid English doormat Pip is insulted by the Chinese dodgeball team, he wipes them out with a single throw.
    • Kyle in "Tonsil Trouble", easily the angriest he's ever been at Cartman, and for good reason: Cartman gave him AIDS just because he laughed at him for having AIDS.
    Kyle: I am going to break EVERYTHING that you own.
  • Subverted in Avatar: The Last Airbender: Like the G-Gundam example, Aang can gain superpowers through intense anger, but they're imperfect (and really hard to control) that way; he's supposed to trigger the "Avatar State" through meditation and Buddhism-like detachment. What's more, despite the power Unstoppable Rage gives him, he also risks being made Deader Than Dead if he's killed while fighting that way (normally he'd reincarnate). Also, in complete contrast to the result of the first season finale, the climax of the second season finale confirmed that even in this form, he is quite far from unstoppable. It did help that during the first season he was teamed up with the massively P.O.'d spirit of all oceans.
    • However, the final fight of the series has Aang regaining, and then finishing controlling, the Avatar State after it had finished tossing around a supercharged Ozai like a ragdoll in time to prevent it from killing him.
    • Azula also does this in the Final Battle.
    • Used again when Avatar Roku assists Aang and tears down a Fire Temple around the treacherous monks within.
  • In the Book 3 finale of The Legend of Korra, Korra goes into a wild rage against Zaheer, going into the Avatar state and chasing him across the mountains (and sometimes throwing those mountains) with intent to kill him. She only wears down because of the mercury that was forced into her body as part of Zaheer's plan to kill her while she's in the Avatar State.
  • Happens when Cat from CatDog snaps at a Monster Truck Rally.
  • Heroes and villains alike in Transformers tend to do this a lot, with varying degrees of success. Biggest, oddest example: In one episode of Beast Wars, a cybervirus that was supposed to turn Optimus Primal into a coward instead made him into a berserker who smashed up the good guy base when they attempted to hold him back, then stormed the enemy base single-handedly.
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  • Brock Samson from The Venture Bros. has a hair-trigger example of an unstoppable rage.
  • Ren Hoek of The Ren & Stimpy Show would fly into a rage whenever Stimpy would do something mildly annoying (if not outright stupidnote ) and often beat him. But if anyone else was involved, being a chihuahua, Ren was so weak that he was more likely to be beaten as a result of these than anything else.
    • Except for one episode, "Man's Best Friend" (which was banned from Nickelodeon in part because of this), in which Ren, bought by George Liquor as a pet/guard/show dog, is pushed to the brink, and proceeds to beat George to a pulp with a boat oar, laughing maniacally as he does it.
    • This happens again in the Adult Party Cartoon episode "Ren Seeks Help", in which, after Mr. Horse insults his sanity one too many times and threatens to kill him, he transforms into an insane wild animal and proceeds to beat the crap out of him and eventually beats him to death with his gun. Nothing could snap him out of it and he's sent off to an insane asylum, not before biting off one of the guards' hands.
  • Numbuh Three from Codename: Kids Next Door. Usually, she's a sweet, innocent, little girl, but when she truly gets angry, anyone who has known her for long cowers in terror, she develops Fireball Eyeballs and sometimes Scary Teeth, and enough raw power to beat up even Mr. Boss, a Big Bad Duumvirate of the series. (As seen in "Operation: M.A.C.A.R.R.O.N.I.", where they get into a huge fight over a piece of macaroni art that he wants for dinner.)
    • Defied in "Operation: Z.E.R.O.", where it looks like Father is going to go through it before deciding it isn't worth the effort and walks away disheartened.
    Father: You. Big. JERK! Now you've made me very! VERY! VERY! Ah, forget it. You can wrestle with pappy yourself, Monty. I'm gonna get some rocky road.
  • Donald Duck. When people or animals have annoyed him too much, he's raged to the level of extreme violence, although he's always managed to stop himself before killing anyone, though not before doing any damage (or more likely, destruction) to property. He manifests this trope to such an extent that he's often depicted with the features of a devil while in this state. (Of course, he's just as likely to be rendered completely harmless by this rage, merely jumping up and down comically and quacking hysterically.)
    • In "Cured Duck," he tears apart Daisy's (his girlfriend) house, even ripping out telephone poles because he couldn't open her window (it was locked). Daisy orders him to get his temper in check, only to have just as short a fuse as he does when he makes fun of an unusual hat she has.
    • In "Sea Scouts," he knocks out a shark with a single punch because it ruined his hat.
    • In "Donald's Double Trouble," he finds out his "double" is kissing Daisy in the Tunnel of Love and nearly destroys the entire ride. The cartoon ends with Donald and his doppelganger running from Daisy, who is having her own furious temper-tantrum when she discovers she's been deceived.
    • "Donald's Penguin": The little penguin keeps trying to eat Donald's goldfish, which Donald warns against, and spanks the penguin when he suspects that it ate the goldfish after they go conspicuously missing. He notices, however, that it was only hiding, and Donald apologizes for his mistake. But then the penguin really does eat the goldfish, and Donald explodes, "YOU THIEF!!!", and nearly blasts the penguin out of the house with a shotgun, destroying said house in the process.
    • "Donald's Happy Birthday": When Donald sees Huey, Dewey and Louie with a box of cigars they bought with the money that he had spent the whole cartoon trying to keep from them, he sadistically forces them to smoke the whole boxful as punishment, not realizing until after the fact that they were actually meant to be a birthday present for him.
    • "Donald's Rocket Ruckus": When Huey, Dewey and Louie sneak on board the ride Donald is operating after Donald's readjusted the height requirements so they can't board, Donald gets so ticked he spins the ride out of control. It gets worse from there.
    • "Tapped Out": Donald demolishes Pulchritudinous Pete after the latter accidentally ruined his nachos, after he had made it clear that no one was to so much as touch them.
    • The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck reveals that he inherited it from both of his parents. In fact, being each other's Worthy Opponent was the reason they fell in love.
    • He retains this personality trait in DuckTales (2017) only now he uses it whenever his nephews/family are in danger. In the episode "Daytrip of Doom", he gives a (G-rated) No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to two Beagle Boys that kidnapped his nephews, both being larger than him; in "The House of The Lucky Gander", after receiving a pep talk from Louie, he turns his rage Up to Eleven to beat his Born Lucky cousin Gladstone Gander in a maze run, dispelling a jade tiger illusion with a single scream, scaling a giant pachinko machine, doing a Wall Run inside said machine at breakneck speed and even breaking a few of the metal pins along the way to zoom past Gladstone.
      • His anger issues become subject to a Decon-Recon Switch as shown in Whatever Happened to Donald Duck?! As explained by his therapist Mr. Jones, Donald's anger stems from a fear that the world is out to get him because of ongoing bad luck and inability to speak properly. Thus resulting in Donald lashing out in frustration. But when he became the adoptive guardian of the triplets, he sought out Jones in the hopes of controlling his anger to be the best parent possible. So now he's able to unleash that rage at anyone or anything that can be dangerous towards his children.
  • Toki Wartooth in Metalocalypse. With accidentally causing the death of his father, he was already pretty unstable. It's when a really annoying fan won't leave him alone at a concert that Toki finally snaps, beating the fan to death with his bare hands.
  • Gi from Captain Planet and the Planeteers nearly kills the gang member who shot her professor before Wheeler talks her down.
  • Kim Possible and Shego get tagged with emotion-controlling moodulater chips. The device control gets broken when it's set to "anger", leaving them locked in what the chip's inventor describes as "an irreversible frenzy of rage". This happened right after Ron gave Kim a Let's Just Be Friends talk and Drakken abandoned Shego in the middle of a moodulator-induced crying jag to pursue his evil plan, thus providing each of them with a target on whom to take out their wrath.
  • Darkwing Duck ends up suffering from one of these when he thinks his daughter ran off on him. First Heroic BSoD, then Berserk Button, then Unstoppable Rage, then Knight Templar, then it gets ugly.
  • In The Powerpuff Girls:
    • Buttercup will go into one of these if someone makes fun of her, threatens her sisters, or calls her cute.
    • The "threaten her sisters" part could be applied to all of them, as Blossom opened a can of whoopass on Princess after she knocked out Buttercup and Bubbles.
    • Bubbles in the movie went Trigger Happy with her lasers on Mojo after he grabbed Blossom and Buttercup and started trying to squeeze them to death.
    • Bubbles does this in "Bubblevicious" to prove to her sisters that she's not a baby.
    • In the pilot short "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins", after Fuzzy's meat gun turns one of her pigtails into a chicken leg, Bubbles clobbers him.
  • In the "Low Tidings" episode of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Captain K'nuckles is revealed to have had a traumatic childhood experience on Low Tidings Day (the show's equivalent of Christmas) in which a group of mermen stuffed him into a sack and kicked him around as punishment for not being a good person (as is tradition for all of the bad people in town). When K'nuckles plays the part of the "quiet boy" in a Low Tidings pageant in an attempt to be a good person, the other cast members have him stuffed into a sack for the same offense. Needless to say, the pageant was doomed from that point forward.
    Audience Member: He has the strength of ten quiet boys!
  • Ben 10: Alien Force - The tiger-like alien Appoplexians (whose name comes from the word apoplexy, meaning irrational anger) are a whole race of these. Appoplexians are almost always angry, and have an urge to fight anything that so much breathes or moves. This is demonstrated by Ben's Appoplexian form, Rath, who often references Hulk Hogan's signature catch phrases and didn't threaten to mutilate an alien king with rearrangement of his organs if he started a war.
  • In Ultimate Alien, Ben completely loses it after Aggregor kills five aliens and absorbs their powers. At one point, Humungousaur throws a house at Aggregor, and gives him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. And yes, this is that Ben Tennyson!
  • Teen Titans:
    • The ones who you have to worry about are Beast Boy and Raven, who, when pushed over the edge, are capable of wiping the floor with Slade, who Robin could only match in hand to hand combat. Then again, what would you expect from pissing off a half demon or someone who can turn into any animal that has ever existed?
    • Robin will also go into a rage when compared to Slade, the Big Bad.
    • All of the Titans can be pretty nasty when pushed, which is proved in "The End Part I", when they go to all ends to protect Raven from Slade. Starfire can gather massive amounts of energy and unleash it in a big blast, Beast Boy apparently learned to turn into that man-beast thing at will and beat up anything, Robin turned his birdarangs into swords (a feature we see for the first and only time), and Cyborg turned into a walking cannon. He drains the tower's power supply to fire a massive blast at Slade and his army, very nearly succeeding, too. The Titans are not to be fucked with.
  • In the appropriately titled G.I. Joe: Renegades episode "Rage", James McCullen attempts to deliberately invoke this trope by using his mech-suits to stimulate a "fight-or-flight" reaction in the pilots. It ends up working a bit too well in Roadblock's case.
  • In the first Family Guy Christmas special, being told there were no paper towels turned Lois from a calm and collected Stepford Smiler to a bloodthirsty monster bent on stealing Christmas.
    • In The Return of the Jedi parody, the above listing is parodied when Luke (Chris) goes into an unexplained rage when Vader (Stewie) makes fun of Seth Green.
  • Stan Smith in American Dad! can get into this if you go too far in any fashion, including hurting his family, which even his boss learned the hard way once.
    • When Stan told Francine that he framed her for murder and caused her to run away to India, she was far from angry.
    • When Hayley was dumped, she flew into one of these. Hayley is a trained CIA Super Soldier, and her rages are to be taken very seriously. Even by Stan.
  • In the Spongebob Squarepants episode "Texas", Sandy launches into one after SpongeBob and Patrick taunt the state of Texas repeatedly as part of their Batman Gambit to get Sandy to chase them.
  • Zazoom, the cute little donkey in Hanna-Barbera's "Arabian Knights" (a segment of The Banana Splits) became a tornadic hellion when his tail was pulled.
  • In The Simpsons, Maggie turns the house into a war zone when her pacifier is thrown out. At one point, she's shown chewing on a chair like an animal.
  • Space Goofs: Do not bully Candy under any circumstances, or else he will invoke this trope, complete with harming you and chasing you out of the house. And chewing out the other aliens as well.
  • Justice League:
    • Superman will go easy on any super villain, but when he sets his sights on Darkseid, he will kill him without second thought.
    • Wonder Woman is seconds away from killing Toyman in the episode, Hereafter, when he appeared to have killed Superman and then gloated about it. Flash is only able to talk her down by saying it isn't what Superman would have done.
  • Sym-Bionic Titan: Lance does this after Octus is electrocuted. He ends up taking over G3's ship and letting loose everything it had into the monster and the space station, vaporizing it completely. Even Solomon, who is just as badass as Lance is, knew it was a good idea to stay out of his way despite the fact his ship had just been hijacked.
  • In the Peter Pan & the Pirates episode "First Encounter", when it appears that Captain Hook has fed Nibs and Toodles to the crocodile, Peter gets very upset. Hook mocks him for it; Pan then flies into a rage and attacks Hook more intensely than he had ever before, ending when he knocks Hook's sword out of his hands. Peter then uses it to cut off Hook's hand.
  • Mirta from Winx Club is referred to as creating "illusions powered by emotions". When the Trix try to kill Stella, Musa, Flora, and Tecna, Mirta rages out and conjures up a gigantic nightmare thing in front of them; not only does it scare the bejeezus out of Stormy and Darcy (which causes their spells to fail and free the Winx), but even Mirta gets a little freaked out by what she's done. Good thing she's a wallflower most of the time.
    • In fact, after the multitude of lesbian hook-ups, the post-first-season fanfiction storyline that was most popular was Mirta letting all her anger out and leaving huge trails of traumatized teenagers and scared-literally-to-death corpses in her wake; most of them had her only using illusions to accomplish all this.
    • Chimera, a minor villainess from Season Three, had a fearsome temper that made her magic stronger. Her only named spell used in the show summoned a huge storm, and was insanely powerful because she cast it in the middle of a monster rage-out.
  • Benson from Regular Show had a few and well known unstoppable rages in Prank Callers (when Mordecai and Rigby were prank calling him), Jinx (when Rigby kept throwing trash at him), and Think Positive (majority of the episode).
  • Nicole Watterson of The Amazing World of Gumball has been known to go into these. For instance, in "The Fight", thinking her son is being bullied gets her so mad that she beats up a giant T. Rex. She spends the majority of "The Limit" in an utterly horrifying one, spurred by Richard encouraging the kids to shoplift.
    • Ocho’s even worse; he once destroyed and exploded an entire classroom just because the tip of his pencil broke! He has also video game powers like throwing lasers that can make him kill someone when he is angered enough.
  • Kaeloo: Once Bad Kaeloo gets mad at Mr. Cat, there's no stopping her, and she will destroy anything standing in her way.
  • Unikitty!: This happens in "Fire & Nice", where Master Frown says that being nice is just a corny, pointless sham. Not only does this make her mad, but release a destructive fiery outburst, blasting Master Frown away and into the sky in a fashion similar to Pokémon.
    • Unikitty is like this in general, thanks to her "Angry Kitty" mode. In "Stuck Together" she goes on such a rage-bender (in defense of Master Frown, no less) that she tears up the headquarters of the Doom Lords, the organization Master Frown works for (and all of whom outrank him on the "evil" scale).


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