History JerkWithAHeartOfGold / Anime

4th Aug '17 12:08:15 PM Marusero
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** Piccolo (Jr.), son of Piccolo (''Dragon Ball'''s most powerful villain) finally [[AvengingTheVillain kills the hero]], then [[TrainingFromHell mentors]] the hero’s son, [[MoralityPet Gohan]], and later [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices his life]] to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath save said Gohan]]. Piccolo [[CharacterDevelopment eventually becomes]] the closest thing the TrueCompanions have to a TeamDad.

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** Piccolo (Jr.), son of Piccolo (''Dragon Ball'''s most powerful villain) villain), finally [[AvengingTheVillain kills the hero]], then [[TrainingFromHell mentors]] the hero’s hero's son, [[MoralityPet Gohan]], and later [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices his life]] to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath save said Gohan]]. Piccolo [[CharacterDevelopment eventually becomes]] the closest thing the TrueCompanions have to a TeamDad.



* Gajeel, from ''Manga/FairyTail'', says he didn't save Natsu from getting fried alive by Laxus because he [[TrueCompanions cares for him]], instead, he just wanted to [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou make sure Natsu was around to get his revenge on]].

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* Gajeel, from ''Manga/FairyTail'', says he didn't save Natsu from getting fried alive by Laxus because he [[TrueCompanions cares for him]], him]]; instead, he just wanted to [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou make sure Natsu was around to get his revenge on]].



** Knuckles is a friendly rival with Sonic, but very anti-social and sort-tempered. Despite this, he maintains a complicated relationship with Rouge.

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** Knuckles is a friendly rival with Sonic, but very anti-social and sort-tempered.short-tempered. Despite this, he maintains a complicated relationship with Rouge.
27th Jun '17 3:27:28 PM mkmlp
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* The FallenAngel and main protagonist of ''Manga/GabrielDropOut'', Gabriel is for the most part an apathetic and rude GamerChick, who disregards the very values she used to live by. Even still, she does occasionally have a few redeeming moments:
** While Gab herself won't admit it, Vigne acknowledges that she does have a caring side to her, stopping by Vigne's house during one of her sick days to not only check up on her, but to deliver her homework and refreshments which Gab purchased with what little remaining money she had.
** In episode 11 she helps Satania keep the dog she rescued by begging the owner of Satania's building to allow pets and even agreeing to work an extra day at the coffee house, all without telling anyone.
** While she still loses an awful lot of time, money and effort on her MMORPG, it's fair to say that she is still a healer type in-game, like when she began playing in the first place when she had the best intentions.
** In the second OVA, she breaks the rules to give a critically injured blind girl her sight back.
** There's also Satania, a boisterous and petty demon girl who adopts the stray dog that keeps stealing his melon bread because she cannot abide for it to be put down at a dog pound. She even gives the dog the bigger half of her melon bread when they reach Hokkaido. Even Gabriel is moved by the gesture and even pulls some strings behind Satania's back for her to be able keep the dog.
17th May '17 11:10:29 PM eschlowx
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** Chisame, being the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] in her class, remains pretty [[DeadpanSnarker snide and sarcastic]] as she gets drawn into Negi's magical adventures. However, she repeatedly demonstrates that she cares deeply for him and her classmates, and wants to be off adventuring with them, despite her [[{{Tsundere}} protests to the contrary]].
** While Evangeline for the most part insists on playing TokenEvilTeammate to Negi and the gang, she is constantly giving them advice and has rescued them from life-threatening situations on more than one occasion.
30th Apr '17 11:26:35 AM creader
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* Dola from ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''. She's a crusty, tough-talking old lady who is abrasive, bossy, and even controlling of her boys. She even tries to kidnap Sheeta (and steal her crystal) at the beginning of the movie. Later on, she grudgingly agrees to let Pazu help her save Sheeta and agree to take them aboard her ship. (While she's playing chess with her husband, who questions her about her affections for the kids, her response is, "Whaddaya mean by that, ya old fool?! I'm after treasure. That's all." Deep down, however, she's actually a softhearted person who comes to admire Pazu and Sheeta for their loyalty toward each other. (She does a brief double-take, though, when she overhears Pazu telling Sheeta that Dola is "much nicer than she pretends to be.")
* Muta from ''Anime/TheCatReturns'' is literally called a JerkWithAHeartOfGold at one point. He fits the build exactly. He has to be coaxed into helping others for selfish reasons, but for friends he's willing to fight an entire kingdom.
12th Mar '17 11:45:36 PM lalalei2001
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* Domyoji Tsukasa of ''Manga/BoysOverFlowers'', who manages to be a sympathetic male lead despite frequently beating up random bystanders.

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* Domyoji Tsukasa of ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'', who manages to be a sympathetic male lead despite frequently beating up random bystanders.
2nd Mar '17 3:18:06 PM BulletproofLlama
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** Seto Kaiba is an arrogant male RichBitch, who rips up rare cards just so that he can have the only copies in the world. But his asshole attitude is because he’s made himself hard to take care of his younger brother, Mokuba. He actually was a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk when first introduced (and even tortures Mokuba in the manga after he loses a game), but Dark Yugi's Mind Crush destroyed the evil in his heart, letting him rebuild himself as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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** Seto Kaiba is an arrogant male RichBitch, who rips up rare cards just so that he can have the only copies in the world. But his asshole attitude is because he’s made himself hard to take care of his younger brother, Mokuba.Mokuba, whom he is fiercely protective of. He actually was a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk when first introduced (and even tortures Mokuba in the manga after he loses a game), but Dark Yugi's Mind Crush destroyed the evil in his heart, letting him rebuild himself as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
1st Mar '17 7:17:27 PM nombretomado
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* Shizuo Heiwajima from ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' acts like a complete JerkAss at some points, but it turns out that, when you don't activate his HairTriggerTemper, he's actually just a socially inept sweetheart. He deeply cares about his brother and basically anybody who isn't Izaya Orihara.

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* Shizuo Heiwajima from ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' acts like a complete JerkAss at some points, but it turns out that, when you don't activate his HairTriggerTemper, he's actually just a socially inept sweetheart. He deeply cares about his brother and basically anybody who isn't Izaya Orihara.
21st Dec '16 3:26:02 PM SilverFang
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** Some instances hinting to the possibility. WordOfGod says Cross wanted to empathize with Allen as little as possible, but still ends up caring for him. His true feelings sipping when he spoke to Allen in HQ. Chapter 206, episode 13 of D.Gray-Man Hallow. Cross has to care for traumatized Allen shortly after picking him up. Cross has to cook for Allen, feed him, change his dirty clothes, and wash his soiled bed-sheets. Allen finally speaks, which Cross reports to Mother. She is instantly happy. But despite Allen finally starting to snap out of his trauma, Cross is not happy because Allen's personality has changed. Instead of being rude and rebellious like he was, he is now acting like Mana. She asks Cross if it really matters, since Allen is a sacrifice to be lost one day. Cross pauses, but then says she's right, and once Nea is reborn, it'd be so-long to Allen. Then he states that he couldn't care less what happens to Allen. Mother, in present time, calls Cross an idiot, and says he really did care about Allen, otherwise Allen wouldn't look the way he did when he showed up at church again after so long. [[Spoiler: Cross meets up with Allen in Nea's sub-conscious in chapter 222. He thanks Allen for being the host, and wants Allen to rest peacefully now. He admits that he never wished for Allen's destruction, which solidifies the fact that he was lying when he said he didn't care what happened to Allen.]]
21st Dec '16 3:25:13 PM SilverFang
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* Cross Marian of ''Manga/DGrayMan'' fits. He has shown he has his JerkAss moments. But, he's not a complete jerkass. The manga has shown many hints and instances to illustrate that Cross isn't heartless, and while many people aren't fond of him, there's many people who apparently think very highly of him. Allen says he lives off lovers and acquaintances. So he's apparently someone you could be fond of, and even want to help, should he care to show his kinder side. He's shown protectiveness, empathy, sadness, concern, and hesitation. Although, most of these things are shown when it comes to Allen and women. He could very well be a victim of JerkAssFacade. But we haven't seen enough of his character yet.

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* Cross Marian of ''Manga/DGrayMan'' fits. He has shown he has his JerkAss moments. But, he's not a complete jerkass. The manga has shown many hints and instances to illustrate that Cross isn't heartless, and while many people aren't fond of him, there's many people who apparently think very highly of him. Allen says he lives off lovers and acquaintances. So he's apparently someone you could be fond of, and even want to help, should he care to show his kinder side. He's shown protectiveness, empathy, sadness, concern, and hesitation. Although, most of these things are shown when it comes to Allen and women. He could very well be a victim of JerkAssFacade.
**Some instances hinting to the possibility. WordOfGod says Cross wanted to empathize with Allen as little as possible, but still ends up caring for him. His true feelings sipping when he spoke to Allen in HQ. Chapter 206, episode 13 of D.Gray-Man Hallow. Cross has to care for traumatized Allen shortly after picking him up. Cross has to cook for Allen, feed him, change his dirty clothes, and wash his soiled bed-sheets. Allen finally speaks, which Cross reports to Mother. She is instantly happy.
But we haven't seen enough despite Allen finally starting to snap out of his character yet.trauma, Cross is not happy because Allen's personality has changed. Instead of being rude and rebellious like he was, he is now acting like Mana. She asks Cross if it really matters, since Allen is a sacrifice to be lost one day. Cross pauses, but then says she's right, and once Nea is reborn, it'd be so-long to Allen. Then he states that he couldn't care less what happens to Allen. Mother, in present time, calls Cross an idiot, and says he really did care about Allen, otherwise Allen wouldn't look the way he did when he showed up at church again after so long. [[Spoiler: Cross meets up with Allen in Nea's sub-conscious in chapter 222. He thanks Allen for being the host, and wants Allen to rest peacefully now. He admits that he never wished for Allen's destruction, which solidifies the fact that he was lying when he said he didn't care what happened to Allen.]]
5th Dec '16 6:15:20 AM Anddrix
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* ''Manga/AliceAcademy'' has a great example in Natsume Hyuuga, who is pretty much horrible to Mikan from the get-go and [[{{Tsundere}} remains so even as he gradually falls for her]]. His behavior towards Mikan changes in small steps over the course of the manga, and he has gotten to the point where he would [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther give his own life for her sake]]. But all in all, while he is rather cold towards most others you do sense his innate kindness, especially through his interactions with Ruka or You-chan. You also eventually find out that [[spoiler: his sister was being kept hostage and he was [[DeclarationOfProtection doing everything he could to protect her]]]].



* The Shinka, in the anime for ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', is always abrasive towards everyone else in the club. However, the fact that she joined their beach vacation is a telltale sign that she's far friendlier to them than she'd ever like to admit. Her heart of gold is especially highlighted in Episode 9, [[spoiler:when she actually gives Rikka advice on romance.]]



** Ian also fits, by caring about Jeremy, but often gets too angered by Jeremy’s failures, and his attempts to help are… ''off''.

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** Ian also fits, by caring about Jeremy, but often gets too angered by Jeremy’s Jeremy’s failures, and his attempts to help are… ''off''.



* Cross Marian of ''Manga/DGrayMan'' fits. He has shown he has his JerkAss moments. But, he's not a complete jerkass. The manga has shown many hints and instances to illustrate that Cross isn't heartless, and while many people aren't fond of him, there's many people who apparently think very highly of him. Allen says he lives off lovers and acquaintances. So he's apparently someone you could be fond of, and even want to help, should he care to show his kinder side. He's shown protectiveness, empathy, sadness, concern, and hesitation. Although, most of these things are shown when it comes to Allen and women. He could very well be a victim of JerkAssFacade. But we haven't seen enough of his character yet.



* Cross Marian of ''Manga/DGrayMan'' fits. He has shown he has his JerkAss moments. But, he's not a complete jerkass. The manga has shown many hints and instances to illustrate that Cross isn't heartless, and while many people aren't fond of him, there's many people who apparently think very highly of him. Allen says he lives off lovers and acquaintances. So he's apparently someone you could be fond of, and even want to help, should he care to show his kinder side. He's shown protectiveness, empathy, sadness, concern, and hesitation. Although, most of these things are shown when it comes to Allen and women. He could very well be a victim of JerkAssFacade. But we haven't seen enough of his character yet.



* ''Manga/AliceAcademy'' has a great example in Natsume Hyuuga, who is pretty much horrible to Mikan from the get-go and [[{{Tsundere}} remains so even as he gradually falls for her]]. His behavior towards Mikan changes in small steps over the course of the manga, and he has gotten to the point where he would [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther give his own life for her sake]]. But all in all, while he is rather cold towards most others you do sense his innate kindness, especially through his interactions with Ruka or You-chan. You also eventually find out that [[spoiler: his sister was being kept hostage and he was [[DeclarationOfProtection doing everything he could to protect her]]]].



* Tomoe from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' is normally sarcastic, rude and highly critical of just about anything Nanami does. But if anybody else tries to insult her and/or criticize her, he is quick to come to her defense. If you hurt or threaten Nanami in any way, shape, or form, you're in for a world of pain.



* Tomoe from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' is normally sarcastic, rude and highly critical of just about anything Nanami does. But if anybody else tries to insult her and/or criticize her, he is quick to come to her defense. If you hurt or threaten Nanami in any way, shape, or form, you're in for a world of pain.



* The Shinka, in the anime for ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', is always abrasive towards everyone else in the club. However, the fact that she joined their beach vacation is a telltale sign that she's far friendlier to them than she'd ever like to admit. Her heart of gold is especially highlighted in Episode 9, [[spoiler:when she actually gives Rikka advice on romance.]]



* Taishou from ''Manga/MekkoRarekko'' is a great example. At first, Taishou was a bit of a bully and a {{Jerkass}} towards Buchi his only friend in the first two volumes. But the reason that the two are friends is because back in second grade when Taishou saw that Buchi was being bullied, he wanted to help him out. And its not just because he felt it was the right thing to do. Taishou was bullied a lot in first grade. One could even call it torture and when he saw that Buchi was being bullied, it reminded him of his DarkAndTroubledPast and he didn't want to see someone else go through the pain of being bullied.
** As noted above, Taishou still isn't the greatest person in the beginning of the series. Because he grew jealous of Buchi working on a project with Fukami, instead of with him he ends up [[spoiler: raping Buchi. After a [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan punch to the face]] from Fukami, he realized what he had just done and he breaks down in tears. He gets much better in the third issue after [[TookALevelInKindness he takes a level in kindness]] and he goes from a {{Jerkass}} to a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.]]

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* Taishou from ''Manga/MekkoRarekko'' is a great example. At first, Taishou was a bit of a bully and a {{Jerkass}} towards Buchi his only friend in the first two volumes. But the reason that the two are friends is because back in second grade when Taishou saw that Buchi was being bullied, he wanted to help him out. And its not just because he felt it was the right thing to do. Taishou was bullied a lot in first grade. One could even call it torture and when he saw that Buchi was being bullied, it reminded him of his DarkAndTroubledPast and he didn't want to see someone else go through the pain of being bullied.
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As noted above, Taishou still isn't the greatest person in the beginning of the series. Because he grew jealous of Buchi working on a project with Fukami, instead of with him he ends up [[spoiler: raping Buchi. After a [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan punch to the face]] from Fukami, he realized what he had just done and he breaks down in tears. He gets much better in the third issue after [[TookALevelInKindness he takes a level in kindness]] and he goes from a {{Jerkass}} to a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.]]



** In Part I, the eponymous character (Naruto Uzamaki) was a brash, temperamental brat fond of picking fights with everyone and completely lacking in social graces, but he was also surprisingly kind to people like Inari and one of the few to interact with Gaara as an equal rather than with fear or hate. During ‘’Shippuden’’, his childish behaviour is downplayed, as he matured both emotionally and physically over the TimeSkip.
*** Justified in that he was a pariah of sorts because of him being the jinchuuriki. He was ostracized and thus developed as he did. When people actually showed kindness to him, we get to see that he cares deeply for his friends and loved ones.

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** In Part I, the eponymous character (Naruto Uzamaki) was a brash, temperamental brat fond of picking fights with everyone and completely lacking in social graces, but he was also surprisingly kind to people like Inari and one of the few to interact with Gaara as an equal rather than with fear or hate. During ‘’Shippuden’’, his childish behaviour is downplayed, as he matured both emotionally and physically over the TimeSkip. \n*** Justified in that he was a pariah of sorts because of him being the jinchuuriki. He was ostracized and thus developed as he did. When people actually showed kindness to him, we get to see that he cares deeply for his friends and loved ones.



*** Besides her villainy, Jessie of Team Rocket really is a jerk: she has a harsh personality, a leadership style that ranges from "despot" to "tyrant", and is self-centred to boot. Despite this, she cares deeply for her friends and her Pokémon and has several times sacrificed her own happiness on their behalf. (See Chansey, Dustox, every Team Rocket Breakup Episode ever.)

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*** Besides her villainy, Jessie of Team Rocket really is a jerk: she has a harsh personality, a leadership style that ranges from "despot" to "tyrant", and is self-centred to boot. Despite this, she cares deeply for her friends and her Pokémon and has several times sacrificed her own happiness on their behalf. (See Chansey, Dustox, every Team Rocket Breakup Episode ever.)



* Genjou Sanzo, from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', makes ([[IneffectualDeathThreats empty death threats]]) at his companions, calls them his servants, and often employs physical violence on them. BUT, he rescues Goku and keeps the kid around even though there's no advantage in doing so, gives a pep talk veiled in rudeness to [[spoiler: Yaone and Dokugakuji during "Against the Stream" so they'd get over their confusion]], repeatedly says he won't interfere, won’t help, and is not on anyone's side, but then proceeds to do so, often with an [[IWasJustPassingThrough excuse]].



* Genjou Sanzo, from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', makes ([[IneffectualDeathThreats empty death threats]]) at his companions, calls them his servants, and often employs physical violence on them. BUT, he rescues Goku and keeps the kid around even though there's no advantage in doing so, gives a pep talk veiled in rudeness to [[spoiler: Yaone and Dokugakuji during "Against the Stream" so they'd get over their confusion]], repeatedly says he won't interfere, won’t help, and is not on anyone's side, but then proceeds to do so, often with an [[IWasJustPassingThrough excuse]].



* Sara Werec, of ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'', is clearly a good person, and ''we'' (the audience) already know that. She's had to put away her kind and friendly nature because she blames herself for her dead schoolmates and [[ItsPersonal just wants to stop her brother]]. The “Space Squadron”, however, think she’s acting selfish and aloof.



* Sara Werec, of ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'', is clearly a good person, and ''we'' (the audience) already know that. She's had to put away her kind and friendly nature because she blames herself for her dead schoolmates and [[ItsPersonal just wants to stop her brother]]. The “Space Squadron”, however, think she’s acting selfish and aloof.



* ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'':
** Yanda is an example. He makes himself an enemy of Yotsuba very quickly; he frequently taunts her and makes fun of her, even to the point of making her cry sometimes. Even the adults consider Yanda a fool and usually side with Yotsuba, but it's easy to see Yanda doesn't act out of spite and is a big kid himself. This is most clearly obvious when Yotsuba is sad after her beloved teddy bear is damaged and only Yanda can shake her into action by pestering her. When she begins to sulk after finding out Yanda will go camping with her family and friends, he even lets the other children draw eyes on his eyelids to make her laugh.

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Yanda from ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' is an example. He makes himself an enemy of Yotsuba very quickly; he frequently taunts her and makes fun of her, even to the point of making her cry sometimes. Even the adults consider Yanda a fool and usually side with Yotsuba, but it's easy to see Yanda doesn't act out of spite and is a big kid himself. This is most clearly obvious when Yotsuba is sad after her beloved teddy bear is damaged and only Yanda can shake her into action by pestering her. When she begins to sulk after finding out Yanda will go camping with her family and friends, he even lets the other children draw eyes on his eyelids to make her laugh.
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