# Episode Cartoon Image Release Date
6 Phineas and Ferb Get Busted Phineas and Ferb
February 16, 2009
5 Toffee Star vs. the Forces of Evil
July 15, 2017
4 Time and Punishment Darkwing Duck
February 27, 1992
3 Weirdmaggedon Gravity Falls
October 26, 2015-
February 15, 2016
2 St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses Star vs. the Forces of Evil
August 10, 2015
1 Deadly Force Gargoyles
November 18, 1994

Honorable MentionsEdit

Episode Cartoon Image Release Date Why It's Not on the List
Black Cube Wander Over Yonder
November 16, 2015 "I don't know! This one was recommended, and I admit it has some dark elements. I mean, this cube has a horrible life, and it turns from being evil to good, but ultimately is hated at every turn because it's a soul-sucking cube. But the song that plays at the sad moment and Wander just coming in throughout the episode kinda sucks all the darkness out. And the rudeness of the townsfolk just, well, made me more angry than sad. Overall, I didn't really consider it a dark episode."
The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck! DuckTales 2017
July 21, 2018 "I will take almost any excuse to talk about this amazing series. But even this episode is just another escapade with Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby. The ending is the only kinda dark part, as we see Magica possess Webby and even completely overtake the body and mind of Lena."
Skooled! Star vs. the Force of Evil
March 24, 2018 "A lot of skooled is about the oppressive past of Meteora, the principal of the aformentioned Wayward Princesses School. Raised by a robot named St. Olga, Meteora was brainwashed from childhood to despise her monster side, and learn to be... uh, "proper." This episode speaks a lot about generational trauma."
Northwest Mansion Mystery Gravity Falls
February 16, 2015 "In this episode, the Northwest Mansion family is haunted by a ghost seeking justice for having been double-crossed by the Northwest family, and repeatedly shunned for centuries on end. The episode functions as a solid ghost story, and a very well-handled redemption arc. It also has a really good anti-elitism message. We also get a picture of Pacifica's cold home life and watch her overcome her elitist upbringing, and become the person she's always wanted to be."
The Heebie Jeebies Wander Over Yonder
June 6, 2016 "Another case where the concept of the episode is especially dark, but the upbeat Disney tone and execution waters it down considerably. And I'm certainly not saying that's a bad thing, but for this list, it relegates an otherwise enjoyable episode to an honorable mention. "
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