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* ComicBook/LilAndPut ("Lil i Put") titular characters are both scammers and bums but they more than once proven loyal friends to Miksja and Kirki and are willing to put their own lives at risk to save their friends and protect each other
11th Aug '17 11:09:33 PM RacattackForce
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** Donald Duck also counts. No matter how bad-tempered, self-centered or otherwise annoying he may act, he genuinely does care for his nephews and will sacrifice just about anything for their sake. In "A Christmas for Shacktown", Donald goes out of his way to throw a Christmas party for the poor kids of Shacktown, of course it was the triplets' idea but once Donald committed to it, he was entirely behind it.

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** Donald Duck also counts. No matter how bad-tempered, self-centered or otherwise annoying he may act, he genuinely does care for his nephews family and will sacrifice just about anything for their sake. In "A Christmas for Shacktown", Donald goes out This is especially the case with his nephews, who can sometimes be the source of some of his way to throw a Christmas party for worst tantrums. In one Denmark comic ([[https://inducks.org/story.php?c=D+2014-134&search=the%20awful%20truth The Awful Truth]]), when put under the poor kids effects of Shacktown, of course it was a truth ray after having an enraged fight with the triplets' idea triplets, rather than admonish them during a planned speech, he does nothing but once Donald committed praise them until he's forced to it, he was entirely behind it.stop.
9th Jul '17 4:27:55 AM narm00
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** Jason Todd, despite the things he's done and the murders he's committed, [[PetTheDog takes in Sasha]], a young girl whose face was mutilated by villain Professor Pyg. When she feared that the mask that Pyg had stuck to her face would make it that no doctor could fix it, he assured her that it wouldn't make her any less special. In ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws''it's shown that he deeply cares for the All-Caste, considering them his family and hesitating when confronted with their zombie forms, and saved a village.
** Poison Ivy as well. Despite being a fanatical ecoterrorist who gets entertainment out of throwing living people to giant flesh eating plants, she deeply cares about her friend Harley Quinn, and has been a jealously protective and loving MamaBear to the stray children who fell under her care while Gotham City was ravaged by an earthquake.

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** Jason Todd, despite the things he's done and the murders he's committed, [[PetTheDog takes in Sasha]], a young girl whose face was mutilated by villain Professor Pyg. When she feared that the mask that Pyg had stuck to her face would make it that no doctor could fix it, he assured her that it wouldn't make her any less special. In ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws''it's ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' it's shown that he deeply cares for the All-Caste, considering them his family and hesitating when confronted with their zombie forms, and once saved a village.
** Poison Ivy ComicBook/PoisonIvy as well. Despite being a fanatical ecoterrorist who gets entertainment out of throwing living people to giant flesh eating plants, she deeply cares about her friend Harley Quinn, and has been a jealously protective and loving MamaBear to the stray children who fell under her care while Gotham City was ravaged by an earthquake.



** Although the original and current versions were straight-up {{Deadpan Snarker}}.

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** Although the original and current versions Negative Men were straight-up {{Deadpan Snarker}}.



** Modern versions of Supergirl tend to put an emphasis on her being a teenager who has seen her family dying and her home exploding before being trapped in a strange, -comparatively speaking- primitive world and gifted with powers beyond understanding. So, she's moody, snappy, inmature, rude and short-tempered for a while until she outgrows her loneliness and anger management issues. However, even at her worst she's a good girl deep-down who tries to help people and doesn't want anybody to get hurt.

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** Modern versions of Supergirl tend to put an emphasis on her being a teenager who has seen her family dying and her home exploding before being trapped in a strange, -comparatively speaking- strange (comparatively speaking), primitive world and gifted with powers beyond understanding. So, she's moody, snappy, inmature, rude and short-tempered for a while until she outgrows her loneliness and anger management issues. However, even at her worst she's a good girl deep-down who tries to help people and doesn't want anybody to get hurt.



** ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'': It's well-hidden but Barbara Gordon has one. Although she is rude, rules Gotham like a dictator and spends a good while complaining and ranting about metahumans, she doesn't want Kara to kill Lex Luthor -even though she also hates Luthor!- because Supergirl is "a symbol of hope, not revenge".

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** ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'': It's well-hidden but Barbara Gordon has one. Although she is rude, rules Gotham like a dictator and spends a good while complaining and ranting about metahumans, she doesn't want Kara to kill Lex Luthor -even - even though she also hates Luthor!- Luthor! - because Supergirl is "a symbol of hope, not revenge".



* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]] is pretty much this, though the 'heart of gold' part is buried underneath a lot of cynicism. It's something of a [[BrokenBase Base Breaker]] for fans use to seeing him as TheCape.

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* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]] is pretty much this, though the 'heart of gold' part is buried underneath a lot of cynicism. It's something of a [[BrokenBase Base Breaker]] for fans use used to seeing him as TheCape.



** ''Comicbook/DoctorDoom'' loves pushing people around and launching attacks against his enemies (namely everybody who's not him) but has warmth for his citizenry particularly the children of Latveria. In a truly shocking moment, he forgave past grudges and aided the Invisible Woman with her recent birth, saving both Sue and her baby from certain death. As such, the daughter, Valeria, is held as an endeared one under his personal protection and allowed unrestricted audience, while the child returns his affection and refers to him informally as Uncle Doom. Awwwwww. (Warning: This is most definitely a DependingOnTheWriter quality.)

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** ''Comicbook/DoctorDoom'' loves pushing people around and launching attacks against his enemies (namely everybody who's not him) but has warmth for his citizenry citizenry, particularly the children of Latveria. In a truly shocking moment, he forgave past grudges and aided the Invisible Woman with her recent second birth, saving both Sue and her baby from certain death. As such, the daughter, Valeria, is held as an endeared one under his personal protection and allowed unrestricted audience, while the child returns his affection and refers to him informally as Uncle Doom. Awwwwww. (Warning: This is most definitely a DependingOnTheWriter quality.)



* Numerous examples from ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', but the most obvious one is [[RulesLawyer Brian.]] He's a selfish, manipulative jerk, no denying it, but he has showed some genuine kindess over the years, and has gotten perhaps more PetTheDog moments than any other character.
* [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] is at best, a gigantic asshole. But he truly does care for his friends, such as Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers, and will do what i necessary to protect his people. He also flooded Wakanda, and although he was kinda possessed by the Phoenix Force, he later confesses that the only thing he regrets is that so many Wakandans lived, and he ''wasn't'' possessed when he said that. And that's ''after'' he pretty much told Thanos to attack Wakanda.

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* Numerous examples from ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', but the most obvious one is [[RulesLawyer Brian.]] He's a selfish, manipulative jerk, no denying it, but he has showed some genuine kindess over the years, and has gotten perhaps more PetTheDog moments than any other character.
* [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] is at best, best a gigantic asshole. But he truly does care for his friends, such as Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers, and will do what i is necessary to protect his people. He also flooded Wakanda, and although he was kinda possessed by the Phoenix Force, he later confesses that the only thing he regrets is that so many Wakandans lived, and he ''wasn't'' possessed when he said that. And that's ''after'' he pretty much told Thanos to attack Wakanda.



** These inconsistencies are avoid by the UltimateUniverse J. Jonah Jameson (probably because the only writer was Bendis). He embodies this trope completely. Three examples stick out - firstly, after firing Peter in a temper tantrum, he comes to the kid's house and opens up to him about his son dying, before offering to give him his job back and allowing him to start shadowing Ben Urich so he can get a taste for real journalism. The second is him doing a HeelFaceTurn on the whole Spider-Man thing [[spoiler: after the Ultimatum arc when it's not certain if Spidey survived, and writing a heartfelt public apology/obituary for the webslinger.]] Lastly, he [[spoiler: eventually discovers Peter's secret identity and his first reaction is to offer him money. He says he'll pay for Parker's entire college education on the basis that "I'm a rich man, I'd hardly notice."]]

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** These inconsistencies are avoid avoided by the UltimateUniverse J. Jonah Jameson (probably because the only writer was Bendis). He embodies this trope completely. Three examples stick out - firstly, after firing Peter in a temper tantrum, he comes to the kid's house and opens up to him about his son dying, before offering to give him his job back and allowing him to start shadowing Ben Urich so he can get a taste for real journalism. The second is him doing a HeelFaceTurn on the whole Spider-Man thing [[spoiler: after the Ultimatum arc when it's not certain if Spidey survived, and writing a heartfelt public apology/obituary for the webslinger.]] Lastly, he [[spoiler: eventually discovers Peter's secret identity and his first reaction is to offer him money. He says he'll pay for Parker's entire college education on the basis that "I'm a rich man, I'd hardly notice."]]



** ComicBook/EmmaFrost also tends to be this. Despite of being the bitch that she is, she cares about the mutant race, her friends, her students and Cyclops.

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** ComicBook/EmmaFrost also tends to be this. Despite of being the bitch that she is, she cares about the mutant race, her friends, her students and Cyclops.



** Scrooge Mc Duck, who pretends to be more of a jerk than he really is. On the rare occasion that he has a genuine charitable impulse, he attempts to hide it from everybody.
** DonaldDuck also counts. No matter how bad-tempered, self-centered or otherwise annoying he may act, he genuinely does care for his nephews and will sacrifice just about anything for their sake. In "A Christmas for Shacktown", Donald goes out of his way to throw a Christmas party for the poor kids of Shacktown, of course it was the triplets' idea but once Donald committed to it, he was entirely behind it.
* The snarky outcast drow [[LovableRogue rogue]] Downer, from the comics ''Downer: Wandering Monster'' and ''Downer: Fool's Errand'' by Kyle Stanley Hunter (formerly published in DUNGEON Magazine). A down on his luck "proven loser" who survives by his wit, quick tongue, quick blade and quick reflexes (and mainly by running the hell away when outnumbered, unless he's sufficiently pissed off that he decides to indulge his inner badass and take on a whole bunch of enemies by himself). Although he considers himself an "evil bastard" who puts his own survival first and claims he's "always prepared to be screwed over by his friends", Downer has demonstrated amazing loyalty to friends and guild mates on several occasions, and he always pays back his debts. Downer's brother Aristide claims Downer is a "jerk", but then, Aristide is more of a typical drow (read: selfish and cruel) and his viewpoint is questionable.

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** Scrooge Mc Duck, [=McDuck=], who pretends to be more of a jerk than he really is. On the rare occasion that he has a genuine charitable impulse, he attempts to hide it from everybody.
** DonaldDuck Donald Duck also counts. No matter how bad-tempered, self-centered or otherwise annoying he may act, he genuinely does care for his nephews and will sacrifice just about anything for their sake. In "A Christmas for Shacktown", Donald goes out of his way to throw a Christmas party for the poor kids of Shacktown, of course it was the triplets' idea but once Donald committed to it, he was entirely behind it.
* The snarky outcast drow [[LovableRogue rogue]] Downer, from the comics ''Downer: Wandering Monster'' and ''Downer: Fool's Errand'' by Kyle Stanley Hunter (formerly published in DUNGEON Magazine/{{Dungeon}} Magazine). A down on his luck "proven loser" who survives by his wit, quick tongue, quick blade and quick reflexes (and mainly by running the hell away when outnumbered, unless he's sufficiently pissed off that he decides to indulge his inner badass and take on a whole bunch of enemies by himself). Although he considers himself an "evil bastard" who puts his own survival first and claims he's "always prepared to be screwed over by his friends", Downer has demonstrated amazing loyalty to friends and guild mates on several occasions, and he always pays back his debts. Downer's brother Aristide claims Downer is a "jerk", but then, Aristide is more of a typical drow (read: selfish and cruel) and his viewpoint is questionable.



* Jack Horner from the ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' series, is written as this sociopathic jerk who is ignorant of the feelings of others. A lot of fans and critics generally hated him, to the point that series editors just casually keep him in the series because he was a CreatorsPet or TheScrappy. Still, he generated just enough fanbase, not just to keep him in the series, but also to have his own spin-off comic. His jerkiness also has its roots: he's the literal personification of ''every fictional pranksters and tricksters named Jack'', and so he couldn't help being an asshole most of the time. And while he does act like this most of the time, what makes him unique is that it always surprise (and admires) readers everytime he does something selfless.

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* Jack Horner from the ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' series, series is written as this sociopathic jerk who is ignorant of the feelings of others. A lot of fans and critics generally hated him, to the point that series editors just casually keep kept him in the series because he was a CreatorsPet or TheScrappy. Still, he generated just enough fanbase, not just to keep him in the series, but also to have his own spin-off comic. His jerkiness also has its roots: he's the literal personification of ''every fictional pranksters prankster and tricksters trickster named Jack'', and so he couldn't help being an asshole most of the time. And while he does act like this most of the time, what makes him unique is that it always surprise (and admires) readers everytime he does something selfless.



* Ignatz Mouse from ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat''--he may constantly throw bricks at the title character's head, but he's been shown to genuinely care about his FriendlyEnemy, and he even does the occasional good deed.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ComicStrip/LittleLulu Lulu Moppet]] may generally mean well and be good hearted, but when the fellers torment her and the other girls... [[{{Jerkass}} she's pretty mean when teaching them a lesson.]]

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* Numerous examples from ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', but the most obvious one is [[RulesLawyer Brian.]] He's a selfish, manipulative jerk, no denying it, but he has showed some genuine kindess over the years, and has gotten perhaps more PetTheDog moments than any other character.
* Ignatz Mouse from ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat''--he ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'' -- he may constantly throw bricks at the title character's head, but he's been shown to genuinely care about his FriendlyEnemy, and he even does the occasional good deed.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ComicStrip/LittleLulu [[ComicStrip/LittleLulu Lulu Moppet]] may generally mean well and be good hearted, but when the fellers torment her and the other girls... [[{{Jerkass}} she's pretty mean when teaching them a lesson.]]



* ComicBook/TheSandman is notoriously insensitive, vindictive and self-centered, and his treatment of former lovers can be downright appaling. But after being imprisoned, he is more than willing to make amends (at least whenever someone calls him out for his cruelties).

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* ComicBook/TheSandman is notoriously insensitive, vindictive and self-centered, and his treatment of former lovers can be downright appaling.appalling. But after being imprisoned, he is more than willing to make amends (at least whenever someone calls him out for his cruelties).



* Praxton in ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' is an extraordinary {{Jerkass}}, a FantasyForbiddingFather and a classist, but defied Dayside's FantasticRacism by fathering a child with a Darksider, is genuinely happy to make his son a Mastrell and would likely rebuild his relationship with Kenton if it wasn't for an enemy attack necessiting a DyingMomentOfAwesome to save his kid.

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* Praxton in ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' is an extraordinary {{Jerkass}}, a FantasyForbiddingFather and a classist, but defied Dayside's FantasticRacism by fathering a child with a Darksider, is genuinely happy to make his son a Mastrell and would likely rebuild his relationship with Kenton if it wasn't for an enemy attack necessiting necessitating a DyingMomentOfAwesome to save his kid.
19th May '17 1:31:11 AM Divra
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* Thor in ''{{ComicBook/Valhalla}}''. While he is genuinely honorable and kind, he is also impulsive, thoughtless and temperamental.
** It comes to a head in ''Serpent In The Abyss'', when Tyr is revealed to be of Jotun descent and Heimdall begins to cast aspersions on Tyr's loyalty. Thor, who is well-known for having a long-standing rivalry with Tyr and being most hostile towards the Jotun among the Aesir, immediately springs to Tyr's defense, stating that for all their spats over the years he has immense respect for Tyr both as a warrior and a commander, and that he considers his parentage inconsequential in light of his long and selfless service to Asgard.
19th Mar '17 7:42:57 PM GhostHouse
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* Daphne and Velma in ''ComicBook/ScoobyApocalypse'': Daphne of the HotBlooded variety and Velma of the NoSocial skills variety.

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* Daphne and Velma in ''ComicBook/ScoobyApocalypse'': Daphne of the HotBlooded variety and Velma of the NoSocial skills NoSocialSkills variety.
18th Mar '17 10:35:53 PM GhostHouse
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* Daphne and Velma in ''ComicBook/ScoobyApocalypse'': Daphne of the HotBlooded variety and Velma of the no social skills variety.

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* Daphne and Velma in ''ComicBook/ScoobyApocalypse'': Daphne of the HotBlooded variety and Velma of the no social NoSocial skills variety.
18th Mar '17 10:26:42 PM GhostHouse
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* Daphne and Velma in ''ComicBook/ScoobyApocalypse'': Daphne of the HotBlooded variety and Velma of the no social skills variety.
8th Jan '17 12:54:58 PM nombretomado
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* Spider Jerusalem from ''ComicBook{{Transmetropolitan}}'' is a huge jerk, but he does have a heart of gold. He stands for truth and justice, he's just an ass while doing it, and has done something so small and good-hearted as comforting a lost little child and buying her pawned doll back for her.

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* Spider Jerusalem from ''ComicBook{{Transmetropolitan}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' is a huge jerk, but he does have a heart of gold. He stands for truth and justice, he's just an ass while doing it, and has done something so small and good-hearted as comforting a lost little child and buying her pawned doll back for her.
11th Dec '16 2:48:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* The snarky outcast drow [[LovableRogue rogue]] Downer, from the comics ''Downer: Wandering Monster'' and ''Downer: Fool's Errand'' by Kyle Stanley Hunter (formerly published in DUNGEON Magazine). A down on his luck "proven loser" who survives by his wit, quick tongue, quick blade and quick reflexes (and mainly by running the hell away when outnumbered, unless he's sufficiently pissed off that he decides to indulge his inner {{Badass}} and take on a whole bunch of enemies by himself). Although he considers himself an "evil bastard" who puts his own survival first and claims he's "always prepared to be screwed over by his friends", Downer has demonstrated amazing loyalty to friends and guild mates on several occasions, and he always pays back his debts. Downer's brother Aristide claims Downer is a "jerk", but then, Aristide is more of a typical drow (read: selfish and cruel) and his viewpoint is questionable.

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* The snarky outcast drow [[LovableRogue rogue]] Downer, from the comics ''Downer: Wandering Monster'' and ''Downer: Fool's Errand'' by Kyle Stanley Hunter (formerly published in DUNGEON Magazine). A down on his luck "proven loser" who survives by his wit, quick tongue, quick blade and quick reflexes (and mainly by running the hell away when outnumbered, unless he's sufficiently pissed off that he decides to indulge his inner {{Badass}} badass and take on a whole bunch of enemies by himself). Although he considers himself an "evil bastard" who puts his own survival first and claims he's "always prepared to be screwed over by his friends", Downer has demonstrated amazing loyalty to friends and guild mates on several occasions, and he always pays back his debts. Downer's brother Aristide claims Downer is a "jerk", but then, Aristide is more of a typical drow (read: selfish and cruel) and his viewpoint is questionable.
21st Nov '16 11:52:56 PM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'' has [[Franchise/spiderMan J J Jameson]] and [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Morgan Edge]], two curmudgeon, overbearing, obnoxious, borderline-abusive bosses. Amusingly, they are willing to admit their employees' merits when said employees are not around.

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* ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'' has [[Franchise/spiderMan [[Franchise/SpiderMan J J Jameson]] and [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Morgan Edge]], two curmudgeon, overbearing, obnoxious, borderline-abusive bosses. Amusingly, they are willing to admit their employees' merits when said employees are not around.
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