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24th Jul '17 2:29:02 PM RobbSony3
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'':
** Subverted with the Daughters of Aku. They gained a lot of sympathy from the fans who saw them as {{tragic villain}}s who've had no choice over their own fate in spite of their ruthlessness and lack of empathy. Then, during a climactic fight, [[spoiler:Ashi more-or-less states that they never had a choice of what they would do with their lives from the day they were born when confronting her mother]], indicating that the sympathy for these characters was an IntendedAudienceReaction.
** Aku himself. Even for a [[KickTheDog dog-kicking machine]] of a character, he has a loud fanbase that sympathize with him for being MadeOfEvil. He simply CAN'T stop being evil because it's in his very nature to be evil. The fact that [[spoiler:some fans saw his death as a TearJerker moment of the series only cemented this status, since his death marks the end to an iconic Cartoon Network's villain many grew up with]]. Of course, this is ignoring that Aku is a depraved tyrant who has an incredibly long list of crimes and atrocities. Some fans even consider him as UglyCute or CreepyCute, largely due to his somewhat simplistic design.
** The High Priestess herself is this for some. In fact, there's a theory circulating in the FridgeHorror page about the possibility that she was raised just like her daughters were.
12th May '17 11:29:08 AM thecarolinabull01
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** Helga Pataki. In the series she's a JerkassWoobie with a HiddenHeartOfGold who is horribly neglected by her parents, but who also can be mean, selfish, rude (and even cruel in some instances) does many things moved by jealousy and constantly bullies other kids (not only Arnold). However, despite that, many fanfics (especially romantic fanfics) portray her almost as a saint. This happens mostly because a lot of viewers see themselves in her, a sentiment amplified by her main character status.

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** Helga Pataki. In the series she's a JerkassWoobie with a HiddenHeartOfGold who is horribly neglected by her parents, but who also can be mean, selfish, rude (and even cruel in some instances) does many things moved by jealousy and constantly bullies other kids (not only Arnold). However, despite that, many fanfics (especially romantic fanfics) portray her almost as a saint. This happens mostly because [[ThisLoserIsYou a lot of viewers see themselves in her, her]], a sentiment amplified by her main character status.
3rd May '17 8:12:26 AM annette12
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* Dag from ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'' could be justified by the fact that coyotes have to eat, but did he really have to antagonize that one farm in particular, kill Ben, make Otis feel small, and attack during the day when no one was expecting them?

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* ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'': Dag from ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'' could be justified by the fact that coyotes have to eat, but did he really have to antagonize that one farm in particular, kill Ben, make Otis feel small, and attack during the day when no one was expecting them?



* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' deconstructs this trope in one episode. There's a villain called the Magnificent Rogue who basically terrorizes people, yet is worshipped because he's so attractive. Even when he flat out admits that he is indeed insane. Porky snaps out of it and ultimately thwarts his plot. IQ also states that being beautiful doesn't give you the right to terrorize people. It could easily be trying to mock this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' deconstructs this trope ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'': Deconstructed in one episode. There's a villain called the Magnificent Rogue who basically terrorizes people, yet is worshipped because he's so attractive. Even when he flat out admits that he is indeed insane. Porky snaps out of it and ultimately thwarts his plot. IQ also states that being beautiful doesn't give you the right to terrorize people. It could easily be trying to mock this trope.


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** Eddy gets ''a lot'' of this. Many fans claim that Kevin, Sarah, and ''Jimmy'' are the biggest jerks on the show (they also happen to be the three biggest [[TheScrappy scrappies]]) and give Eddy a free pass because "he is not bad, it's all his brother's fault". This despite the fact that, FreudianExcuse or not, Eddy is blatantly ''much'' meaner than Jimmy throughout the show, and that Kevin and Sarah are mainly jerks to the Eds while Eddy acts like this to pretty much everyone.
2nd May '17 5:17:19 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Mr. Cat is portrayed on the show as a psychopath who wouldn't hesitate to kill or maim people [[DisproportionateRetribution for petty reasons]], and also is a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], {{greedy}}, rude, egomaniacal, sarcastic {{jerkass}}. In fanon, he is portrayed as much nicer, and some fanworks even portray him as a sweet person who just wants Kaeloo to love him.
26th Apr '17 9:08:50 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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*** Play!Azula lacks most of the real Azula's psychopathy and mental instability. She doesn't shoot Iroh in the play's version of ''[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheChase The Chase]]'', and she keeps her sanity throughout the finale, unlike the real Azula, who had a [[VillainousBreakdown spectacular breakdown]].

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*** Play!Azula lacks most of the real Azula's psychopathy and mental instability. She doesn't shoot Iroh in the play's version of ''[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheChase The Chase]]'', Chase]]'' (she instead tells the others to GoLookAtTheDistraction and escapes through a hidden door), and she keeps her sanity throughout the finale, unlike the real Azula, who had a [[VillainousBreakdown spectacular breakdown]].breakdown]].
*** Play!Ozai still wants to conquer the world and kills Aang in the finale, but he has no plans of genocide and merely uses the comet for a power boost in his fight against Play!Aang.
25th Apr '17 12:35:34 PM kablammin45
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': An unusual case where this is applied to ''the main character of the show itself'', Lincoln Loud. Fan-rewrites or {{Fix Fic}}s of unpopular episodes where [[ButtMonkey Lincoln]] gets the short end of the stick often portray Lincoln as an innocent victim of the torment of his sisters (who are often given the RonTheDeathEater treatment) who calls them out for their mistreatment of him when in the canon episode(s) Lincoln wasn't entirely blameless or even brought on the torment upon himself. It's especially noticeable in certain re-writes of the widely-disliked episode "No Such Luck", where Lincoln calls out his entire family for treating him like dirt because they thought he was a jinx (sometimes to the point of getting them arrested or otherwise punishing them), even though in the actual episode, Lincoln, like it or not, brought everything bad that happened to him upon himself by making his family believe that he was a jinx ''solely for his own gain''.
17th Apr '17 9:06:02 PM LancelotG
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* Bradley Nicholson in ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', in canon a pompous jerk who is jealous of Milo for the attention his WeirdnessMagnet status affords him. Some fans interpret his [[AttentionWhore craving for attention at all costs]] as a symptom of an inferiority complex, possibly caused by AbusiveParents, depressive tendencies, or both. In this light, his [[VillainousCrush crush on Milo's close friend Melissa Chase]] renders him especially sympathetic.

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* Bradley Nicholson in ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', in canon a pompous jerk who is jealous of Milo for the attention his WeirdnessMagnet status affords him. Some Many fans interpret grant him JerkassWoobie status, interpreting his [[AttentionWhore craving for attention at all costs]] as a symptom of an inferiority complex, possibly caused by AbusiveParents, depressive tendencies, or both. In this light, his [[VillainousCrush crush on Milo's close friend Melissa Chase]] renders him especially sympathetic.
17th Apr '17 9:05:02 PM LancelotG
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* Bradley Nicholson in ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', in canon a pompous jerk who is jealous of Milo for the attention
his WeirdnessMagnet status affords him. Some fans interpret his [[AttentionWhore craving for attention at all costs]] as a symptom of an inferiority complex, possibly caused by AbusiveParents, depressive tendencies, or both. In this light, his [[VillainousCrush crush on Milo's close friend Melissa Chase]] renders him especially sympathetic.

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* Bradley Nicholson in ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', in canon a pompous jerk who is jealous of Milo for the attention
attention his WeirdnessMagnet status affords him. Some fans interpret his [[AttentionWhore craving for attention at all costs]] as a symptom of an inferiority complex, possibly caused by AbusiveParents, depressive tendencies, or both. In this light, his [[VillainousCrush crush on Milo's close friend Melissa Chase]] renders him especially sympathetic.
17th Apr '17 9:04:12 PM LancelotG
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his WeirdnessMagnet status affords him. Some fans interpret his [[AttentionWhore craving for attention at all costs]] as a symptom of an inferiority complex, possibly caused by AbusiveParents, depressive tendencies, or both. In this light, his [[VillainousCrush crush on Melissa Chase]] renders him especially sympathetic.

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his WeirdnessMagnet status affords him. Some fans interpret his [[AttentionWhore craving for attention at all costs]] as a symptom of an inferiority complex, possibly caused by AbusiveParents, depressive tendencies, or both. In this light, his [[VillainousCrush crush on Milo's close friend Melissa Chase]] renders him especially sympathetic.
17th Apr '17 9:03:51 PM LancelotG
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