Phrase describing the reluctance
s of children
(notably animated movie
s and television show
s) to show ramification
) of the violent act
s used as plot device
So-named after the ubiquitous parachuting Cobra agents every time GI Joe operatives would get into a dogfight - not even the bad guys (that is, the ones who shot red lasers, not blue lasers) died.
This mindset has been criticized by children's watchdog groups.