Back in the day, when I was watching Pokemon, I was always cheering for Team Rocket. Nothing good ever happened to Team Rocket. The amount of cartoon violence they experienced is only comparable to that suffered by the cat in Tom & Jerry.
One summer holiday I convinced my mother to buy Tom & Jerry: The Complete Series. I've never had violent dreams before. That changed after watching The Complete Series for 6 hours a day the entire week. My brain was turning around the possibilities, how far a cat can be stretched & squashed? Nothing bad ever happened to the mouse. I though that was not fair-play, because Tom had the best plans. Touché monsieur pussy cat!
It is standard animation scenario to punish the bad guy. But the good guy must appear weaker, and smaller. If the good guy for some reason appears invincible, all of a sudden he becomes a bully.