History JerkAss / VideoGames

15th Jul '16 12:15:33 AM shonengirl
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** It's revealed via event in the remakes, however, he has a FreudianExcuse for this; [[spoiler: his father abandoning him after Team Rocket's defeat at the hands of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], an 11-year-old boy, three years before, when he was only 8/9. Not wanting to be weak like his father, from then on he swore to become stronger at any cost]]. His HeelFaceTurn feels more genuine this time around thanks to this and his development becoming more visible, and especially if one takes into consideration the double battle in Kanto with him wanting to be on the same team as the player, and how in both the originals and the remakes his Golbat evolves into a Crobat, something that can only be achieved through [[ThePowerOfFriendship high friendship]]. Dawwww...
** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk and his predecessor rival, [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Blue Oak]]. He's a snotty, arrogant, immature brat who berates the player at every opportunity, waits to ambush him at every turn, including at the end of really tedious dungeons and [[GoddamnBats Zubat]] caves when you least expect it, has the really arrogant-sounding {{catchphrase}}s of "Bonjour" and "Smell ya later!", and throws a tantrum when he loses. This is probably best shown in ''Pokemon Yellow'' where he shoves away Red (the player) to nab the Eevee that was supposed to be given to his rival. Oh, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the old manual of the original games]], he and Red [[UsedToBeASweetKid used to be the best of friends]] until Blue suddenly became a bully towards him one day, for no particular reason. Unlike Silver, there's no discernible reason why he's like this either other than KidsAreCruel. There's a reason why so many people then and now, of all ages, love to [[HelloInsertNameHere name]] him "dicks" or "asshat" from their second playthrough onward, and that's he become practically an icon of video game jerks. He becomes nicer eventually though, while it takes until ''Gold and Silver'' for him to do so, and he always keeps a bit of an arrogant streak as part of his character.
** Clair, the eighth Johto Gym Leader, is quite the arrogant bitch. She refuses to give you the final Badge even after you beat her until you pass the Dragons' Den test... and in ''Crystal'', even after you pass she STILL refuses to give it up until the shrine elder threatens to report her to her cousing ''[[{{Badass}} Lance]]''.

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** It's revealed via event in the remakes, however, he has a FreudianExcuse for this; [[spoiler: his father abandoning him after Team Rocket's defeat at the hands of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], an 11-year-old boy, three years before, when he was only 8/9. Not wanting to be weak like his father, from then on he swore to become stronger at any cost]]. His HeelFaceTurn feels more genuine this time around thanks to this and his development becoming more visible, and it's very clear that while he still is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold pretty rough and somewhat abrasive, that he's trying his best to become a genuinely nicer person]]; especially if one takes into consideration the double battle in Kanto with him wanting to be on the same team as the player, and how in both the originals and the remakes his Golbat evolves into a Crobat, something that can only be achieved through [[ThePowerOfFriendship high friendship]].friendship]]. Oh, and plus, he apparently tried to return the starter he stole, but Professor Elm told him to keep him anyway, because said Pokemon [[FireForgedFriends has grown to actually like him]]. Dawwww...
** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk and his predecessor rival, [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Blue Oak]]. He's a snotty, arrogant, immature brat who berates the player at every opportunity, waits to ambush him at every turn, including at the end of really tedious dungeons and [[GoddamnBats Zubat]] caves when you least expect it, has the really arrogant-sounding {{catchphrase}}s of "Bonjour" and "Smell ya later!", and throws a tantrum when he loses. This is probably best shown in ''Pokemon Yellow'' where he shoves away Red (the player) to nab the Eevee that was supposed to be given to his rival.rival, and according to his grandfather Professor Oak he doesn't treat his Pokemon well. Oh, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the old manual of the original games]], he and Red [[UsedToBeASweetKid used to be the best of friends]] until Blue suddenly became a bully towards him one day, for no particular reason. Unlike Silver, there's no discernible reason why he's like this either other than KidsAreCruel.KidsAreCruel and/or ItAmusedMe. There's a reason why so many people then and now, of all ages, love to [[HelloInsertNameHere name]] him "dicks" or "asshat" from their second playthrough onward, and that's he become practically an icon of video game jerks. He becomes nicer eventually though, while it takes until ''Gold and Silver'' for him to do so, and he always keeps a bit of an arrogant streak as part of his character.
** Clair, the eighth Johto Gym Leader, is quite the arrogant bitch. She refuses to give you the final Badge even after you beat her until you pass the Dragons' Den test... and in ''Crystal'', even after you pass she STILL refuses to give it up until the shrine elder threatens to report her to her cousing cousin ''[[{{Badass}} Lance]]''.
15th Jul '16 12:05:13 AM shonengirl
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** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk and his predecessor rival, [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Blue Oak]]. He's a snotty, arrogant, immature brat who berates the player at every opportunity, waits to ambush him at every turn, including at the end of really tedious dungeons and [[GoddamnBats Zubat]] caves when you least expect it, has the really arrogant-sounding {{catchphrase}}s of "Bonjour" and "Smell ya later!", and throws a tantrum when he loses. Oh, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the old manual of the original games]], he and Red (the player character) [[UsedToBeASweetKid used to be the best of friends]] until Blue suddenly became a bully towards him one day, for no particular reason. Unlike Silver, there's no discernible reason why he's like this either other than KidsAreCruel. There's a reason why many people then and now, from all ages, love to [[HelloInsertNameHere name]] him "dicks" or "asshat" from their second playthrough onward. He becomes nicer eventually though, while it takes until ''Gold and Silver'' for him to do so, and he always keeps a bit of an arrogant streak as part of his character.
** Clair, the eighth Johto Gym Leader, is quite the arrogant bitch. She refuses to give you the final Badge even after you beat her until you pass the Dragons' Den test... and in ''Crystal'', even after you pass she STILL refuses to give it up until the shrine elder threatens to report her to ''[[{{Badass}} Lance]]''.

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** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk and his predecessor rival, [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Blue Oak]]. He's a snotty, arrogant, immature brat who berates the player at every opportunity, waits to ambush him at every turn, including at the end of really tedious dungeons and [[GoddamnBats Zubat]] caves when you least expect it, has the really arrogant-sounding {{catchphrase}}s of "Bonjour" and "Smell ya later!", and throws a tantrum when he loses. This is probably best shown in ''Pokemon Yellow'' where he shoves away Red (the player) to nab the Eevee that was supposed to be given to his rival. Oh, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the old manual of the original games]], he and Red (the player character) [[UsedToBeASweetKid used to be the best of friends]] until Blue suddenly became a bully towards him one day, for no particular reason. Unlike Silver, there's no discernible reason why he's like this either other than KidsAreCruel. There's a reason why so many people then and now, from of all ages, love to [[HelloInsertNameHere name]] him "dicks" or "asshat" from their second playthrough onward.onward, and that's he become practically an icon of video game jerks. He becomes nicer eventually though, while it takes until ''Gold and Silver'' for him to do so, and he always keeps a bit of an arrogant streak as part of his character.
** Clair, the eighth Johto Gym Leader, is quite the arrogant bitch. She refuses to give you the final Badge even after you beat her until you pass the Dragons' Den test... and in ''Crystal'', even after you pass she STILL refuses to give it up until the shrine elder threatens to report her to her cousing ''[[{{Badass}} Lance]]''.



** Unova's [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Ghetsis]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Harmonia]]. He is one of the few villains who gives off very heavy implications he not only abused his mons but the [[MoralEventHorizon possibility of]] [[OffingTheOffspring killing his stepson once he outlived his usefulness]]]].

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** Unova's [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Ghetsis]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Harmonia]]. He Harmonia]]]], though it's arguable he's less of this trope and more [[ManipulativeBastard pure]] [[AbusiveParents evil]]. [[spoiler:He is one of the few villains who gives off very heavy implications he not only abused his mons but the [[MoralEventHorizon possibility of]] [[OffingTheOffspring killing his stepson once he outlived his usefulness]]]].usefulness]], who, mind you, he specifically groomed to be [[AmbiguousInnocence innocent]] and to further his own ends, earning his trust and essentially brainwashing him since early childhood, so that by the time he's 20 in ''Black'' and ''White'' he still has the emotional maturity and [[BlackAndWhiteMorality morality]] of a child. At the end of ''Pokemon Black'' and ''White'' [[BreakTheCutie he berates and verbally lashes out at said stepson before outright telling him that he's a freak and that he himself never cared about Pokemon]], sending the poor man into a state of confusion and spiraling into a HeroicBSOD.]] Oh, and in the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 sequel]], he potentially almost kills ''[[WouldHurtAChild you]]''.
12th Jul '16 9:30:07 PM shonengirl
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** Your rival, [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Silver]], in VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver, Crystal, and its remakes ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''. He stole his first Pokemon, abuses his Pokemon, doesn't care about them whatsoever, abuses ''you'' mentally and physically, and, in the remakes, infamously rips off your Team Rocket disguise just when you were about to infiltrate the invaded Radio tower, and even sometimes seems to act disturbingly like a borderline [[TheSociopath sociopath]]. Oh, and despite looks, he's only like [[KidsAreCruel 11/12]]. So bad is his jerkiness that most of the earlier manga felt the need to tone him down, even ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. He gets a HeelFaceTurn, but still...

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** Your rival, [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Silver]], in VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver, Crystal, ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', ''Crystal'', and its remakes ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''. He stole his first Pokemon, abuses his Pokemon, doesn't care about them whatsoever, abuses ''you'' mentally and physically, and, in the remakes, infamously rips off your Team Rocket disguise just when you were about to infiltrate the invaded Radio tower, and even sometimes seems to act disturbingly like a borderline [[TheSociopath sociopath]]. Oh, and despite looks, [[KidsAreCruel he's only like [[KidsAreCruel 11/12]]. So bad is his jerkiness that most of the earlier manga felt the need to tone him down, even ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. He gets a HeelFaceTurn, but still...



** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk and his predecessor rival, [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Blue Oak]]. He's a snotty, immature brat who berates the player at every opportunity, waits to ambush him at every turn, including at the end of really tedious dungeons and [[GoddamnBats Zubat]] caves when you least expect it, and throws a tantrum when he loses. Oh, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the old manual of the original games]], he and Red (the player character) [[UsedToBeASweetKid used to be the best of friends]] until Blue suddenly became a bully towards him one day, for no particular reason. Unlike Silver, there's no discernible reason why he's like this either other than KidsAreCruel. There's a reason why many people then and now, from all ages, love to [[HelloInsertNameHere name]] him "dicks" or "asshat" from their second playthrough onward. He becomes nicer eventually though, while it takes until ''Gold and Silver'' for him to do so.

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** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk and his predecessor rival, [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Blue Oak]]. He's a snotty, arrogant, immature brat who berates the player at every opportunity, waits to ambush him at every turn, including at the end of really tedious dungeons and [[GoddamnBats Zubat]] caves when you least expect it, has the really arrogant-sounding {{catchphrase}}s of "Bonjour" and "Smell ya later!", and throws a tantrum when he loses. Oh, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the old manual of the original games]], he and Red (the player character) [[UsedToBeASweetKid used to be the best of friends]] until Blue suddenly became a bully towards him one day, for no particular reason. Unlike Silver, there's no discernible reason why he's like this either other than KidsAreCruel. There's a reason why many people then and now, from all ages, love to [[HelloInsertNameHere name]] him "dicks" or "asshat" from their second playthrough onward. He becomes nicer eventually though, while it takes until ''Gold and Silver'' for him to do so.so, and he always keeps a bit of an arrogant streak as part of his character.
12th Jul '16 9:21:39 PM shonengirl
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** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk, [[PokemonRedAndBlur Blue Oak]]. He's a snotty, immature brat who berates the player at every opportunity, waits to ambush him at every turn, including at the end of really tedious dungeons and [[GoddamnBats Zubat]] caves when you least expect him, and throws a tantrum when he loses. And [[AllThereInTheManual according to the old manual of the original games]], he and Red (the player character) used to be the best of friends until Blue became a bully towards him one day for no particular reason. Unlike Silver, there's no discernible reason why he's like this either other than KidsAreCruel. He becomes nicer eventually though, while it takes until ''Gold and Silver'' for him to do so.

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** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk, [[PokemonRedAndBlur jerk and his predecessor rival, [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Blue Oak]]. He's a snotty, immature brat who berates the player at every opportunity, waits to ambush him at every turn, including at the end of really tedious dungeons and [[GoddamnBats Zubat]] caves when you least expect him, it, and throws a tantrum when he loses. And Oh, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the old manual of the original games]], he and Red (the player character) [[UsedToBeASweetKid used to be the best of friends friends]] until Blue suddenly became a bully towards him one day day, for no particular reason. Unlike Silver, there's no discernible reason why he's like this either other than KidsAreCruel. There's a reason why many people then and now, from all ages, love to [[HelloInsertNameHere name]] him "dicks" or "asshat" from their second playthrough onward. He becomes nicer eventually though, while it takes until ''Gold and Silver'' for him to do so.



** Unova's [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Ghetsis]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Harmonia]]. He is one of the few villainwho gives off very heavy implications he not only abused his mons but the [[MoralEventHorizon possibility of]] [[OffingTheOffspring killing his stepson once he outlived his usefulness]].

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** Unova's [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Ghetsis]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Harmonia]]. He is one of the few villainwho villains who gives off very heavy implications he not only abused his mons but the [[MoralEventHorizon possibility of]] [[OffingTheOffspring killing his stepson once he outlived his usefulness]].usefulness]]]].
12th Jul '16 9:09:45 PM shonengirl
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** Your rival, Silver, in VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver. He abuses his Pokemon, doesn't care about them, abuses ''you'' mentally and physically, and, in the remakes, takes off your Team Rocket disguise just when you were about to infiltrate the invaded Radio tower. He gets a HeelFaceTurn, but still..

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** Your rival, Silver, [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Silver]], in VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver. VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver, Crystal, and its remakes ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''. He stole his first Pokemon, abuses his Pokemon, doesn't care about them, them whatsoever, abuses ''you'' mentally and physically, and, in the remakes, takes infamously rips off your Team Rocket disguise just when you were about to infiltrate the invaded Radio tower. tower, and even sometimes seems to act disturbingly like a borderline [[TheSociopath sociopath]]. Oh, and despite looks, he's only like [[KidsAreCruel 11/12]]. So bad is his jerkiness that most of the earlier manga felt the need to tone him down, even ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. He gets a HeelFaceTurn, but still..still...



** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk, Blue Oak. He becomes nicer eventually though.

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** It's revealed via event in the remakes, however, he has a FreudianExcuse for this; [[spoiler: his father abandoning him after Team Rocket's defeat at the hands of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], an 11-year-old boy, three years before, when he was only 8/9. Not wanting to be weak like his father, from then on he swore to become stronger at any cost]]. His HeelFaceTurn feels more genuine this time around thanks to this and his development becoming more visible, and especially if one takes into consideration the double battle in Kanto with him wanting to be on the same team as the player, and how in both the originals and the remakes his Golbat evolves into a Crobat, something that can only be achieved through [[ThePowerOfFriendship high friendship]]. Dawwww...
** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk, [[PokemonRedAndBlur Blue Oak. Oak]]. He's a snotty, immature brat who berates the player at every opportunity, waits to ambush him at every turn, including at the end of really tedious dungeons and [[GoddamnBats Zubat]] caves when you least expect him, and throws a tantrum when he loses. And [[AllThereInTheManual according to the old manual of the original games]], he and Red (the player character) used to be the best of friends until Blue became a bully towards him one day for no particular reason. Unlike Silver, there's no discernible reason why he's like this either other than KidsAreCruel. He becomes nicer eventually though.though, while it takes until ''Gold and Silver'' for him to do so.
7th Jul '16 10:22:48 PM Lopiny
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* The VUX from ''VideoGame/StarControl'' ''say'' that our [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters first contact with them]] was so insulting that they hate us forever...Until we discover their [[HumansAreUgly real reason]], at which point the player realizes (if he hasn't already) that they're just incredibly thin-skinned and self-centered snobs.
** You can, over the course of several conversations with their ships, actually ''convince them that humanity is truly and honestly sorry for the insult'', at which point they outright say that they just don't care and attack you anyway.

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* ''VideoGame/StarControl'':
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The VUX from ''VideoGame/StarControl'' ''say'' that our [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters first contact with them]] was so insulting that they hate us forever...Until Until, after a long and arduous process of convincing them humanity is ''truly'' sorry for the insult involved, we discover their [[HumansAreUgly real reason]], reason that they can't put up with us]] and attack anyways, at which point the player realizes (if he hasn't already) that they're just incredibly thin-skinned and self-centered snobs.
** You can, over the course of several conversations with The Umgah's pranks couldn't be called anything but mean-spirited. After all, their ships, actually ''convince them that humanity is truly and honestly sorry greatest successes have been forcibly enlisting the most cowardly race on the planet as battle thralls for the insult'', at which point they outright say Ur-quan (they wanted to just be slaves; no fighting that they way), and impersonating the Ilwrath's gods so they'll slaughter the Pkunk. Oh, and if you save them from [[spoiler:the awakened Dnyarri]] they'll declare you a hero to the entire race, give you gifts, and then declare having a hero is boring and making you their new great ''enemy'' because that's more fun. And their later apology's fake, just don't care and attack something to lead you anyway.into a different trap. That is one warped sense of humor these guys have.
26th Jun '16 11:06:02 AM nombretomado
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* Anomen, the [[TheScrappy insufferable]] Priest of Helm from the second ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate]]'' game. A stick up the ass is only to be expected, of course, but the would-be paladin goes beyond that, complaining that quests such as hunting down kidnappers who bury people alive or returning a poisoned man to his friends to be cured is a waste of time ("He's probably just drunk"). He even explicitly claims to be the [[OnlySaneMan only competent member of the party]]. He doesn't even get marks for consistency: when you find a drow about to become the victim of vigilante justice, despite having committed no crime, he [[FantasticRacism dismisses it as her just desserts]] for being part of an [[AlwaysChaoticEvil evil race]]. But if you save her, he says he doesn't care whether or not she joins the party--apparently because he thinks she's hot. All this is made even worse by the fact that, in an unmodded game, he is the only romance option available to a female protagonist.

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* Anomen, the [[TheScrappy insufferable]] Priest of Helm from the second ''[[BaldursGate ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGateII Baldur's Gate]]'' game. A stick up the ass is only to be expected, of course, but the would-be paladin goes beyond that, complaining that quests such as hunting down kidnappers who bury people alive or returning a poisoned man to his friends to be cured is a waste of time ("He's probably just drunk"). He even explicitly claims to be the [[OnlySaneMan only competent member of the party]]. He doesn't even get marks for consistency: when you find a drow about to become the victim of vigilante justice, despite having committed no crime, he [[FantasticRacism dismisses it as her just desserts]] for being part of an [[AlwaysChaoticEvil evil race]]. But if you save her, he says he doesn't care whether or not she joins the party--apparently because he thinks she's hot. All this is made even worse by the fact that, in an unmodded game, he is the only romance option available to a female protagonist.
1st Jun '16 5:58:05 PM PrincessGwen
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** Waluigi is probably some of the greatest examples in videogames. He is supremely awful and takes every opportunity to demonstrate it openly. He makes his entire life purpose to torment others and cause chaos and mischief. He takes glee in even the most petty acts of malice. Wether it is making a Fly Guy get dizzy or hypnotizing the world into chausing chaos, he will do whatever it takes to be the best and make everyone miserable. And why ? Because he hates pretty much everything and everyone, but especially Luigi, almost to the point of obsession.

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** Waluigi is probably some of the greatest examples in videogames. He is supremely awful and takes every opportunity to demonstrate it openly. He makes his entire life purpose to torment others and cause chaos and mischief. He takes glee in even the most petty acts of malice. Wether Whether it is making a Fly Guy get dizzy or hypnotizing the world into chausing chaos, he will do whatever it takes to be the best and make everyone miserable. And why ? Because he hates pretty much everything and everyone, but especially Luigi, almost to the point of obsession.



*** Gangrel, the king of Plegia and the main baddie of the first 11 chapters. [[spoiler: When Emmeryn commits suicide to prevent Chrom from giving Gangrel the Shield of Seals for her safety, he laughs gleefully at that and at Chrom and Lissa's saddness at this event (which is rather in poor taste)]]. He is in fact considered to be the biggest jerk in the game.

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*** Gangrel, the king of Plegia and the main baddie of the first 11 chapters. [[spoiler: When Emmeryn commits suicide to prevent Chrom from giving Gangrel the Shield of Seals for her safety, he laughs gleefully at that and at Chrom and Lissa's saddness sadness at this event (which is rather in poor taste)]]. He is in fact considered to be the biggest jerk in the game.
17th May '16 3:12:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', the StandardizedLeader avatar character Allegretto is noted for this in a game where none of the other playable characters are really noted for this type of behavior. Examples include poking fun at his younger companion, Beat, and running off and sticking his fellow party members with a job to do while he fetches another party member, a cute girl. The game's PlayStation3 UpdatedRerelease goes a long way towards making him more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold by omitting at least one scene in which he displays some heavily jerkass behavior and heavily altering others or adding additional material to portray him in a more favorable light.

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* In ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', the StandardizedLeader avatar character Allegretto is noted for this in a game where none of the other playable characters are really noted for this type of behavior. Examples include poking fun at his younger companion, Beat, and running off and sticking his fellow party members with a job to do while he fetches another party member, a cute girl. The game's PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 UpdatedRerelease goes a long way towards making him more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold by omitting at least one scene in which he displays some heavily jerkass behavior and heavily altering others or adding additional material to portray him in a more favorable light.
2nd Apr '16 7:08:28 AM RashandFierce
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* Bass in ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''.
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