History JerkWithAHeartOfGold / ComicBooks

13th Sep '16 11:59:48 PM Tron80
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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 though she also hates Luthor!- because Supergirl is "a symbol of hope, not revenge".
8th Sep '16 3:12:54 PM Tightwire
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** Whirl comes closer and closer to this trope the more his character develops. He wants to be accepted despite his disfigurations, but his insanity and angry, bitter nature often causes him to make bad judgements. By his own admission, "I keep making mistakes", so he's ''trying.'' Appropriately enough, when Cyclonus needs to work through a problem with his personal life, he comes to Whirl.
** Rodimus is a gigantic GloryHound {{Manchild}} with nothing resembling humility and a basically nonexistent sense of responsibility, to the point where a very recently reformed BigBad is a more effective captain, but he really does want what's best for his crew; he's just not very good at telling what that is.

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** Whirl comes closer and closer to this trope has pretty much confirmed his Heart of Gold journey by the more his character develops.time of the Dying of the Light arc. He wants to be accepted despite his disfigurations, but his insanity and angry, bitter nature often causes him to make bad judgements. By his own admission, "I keep making mistakes", so On the other hand, in certain specific ways he's ''trying.'' Appropriately enough, shown an impulsive StupidGood side, when Cyclonus needs to work through a problem with his personal life, he comes to Whirl.
doing the right thing is incredibly dangerous or hard, but he'll still do it.
** Rodimus is a gigantic GloryHound {{Manchild}} with nothing resembling zero humility and a basically nonexistent sense of responsibility, to the point where a very recently reformed BigBad is a more effective captain, but he really does want what's best for his crew; he's just not very good at telling working out what that is.
21st Aug '16 3:10:49 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* Calvin of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' fame. His heart is well hidden, but Hobbes being damaged or an injured animal can bring it out. He can also get genuinely remorseful if one of his pranks goes too far.


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* Marigold of ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'' is [[{{Narcissist}} vain to a downright parodic degree]] and frequently insults Phoebe's appearance. Apart from this, however, she is always her close, loyal and beloved friend.
19th Aug '16 4:16:58 PM CountDorku
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* Cyclonus in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' in order to maintain his reputation as a powerful warrior.
** Whirl comes closer and closer to this trope the more his character develops. He wants to be accepted despite his disfigurations, but his insanity and angry, bitter nature often causes him to make bad judgements. By his own admission, "I keep making mistakes", so he's ''trying.''

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* Cyclonus in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' in order to maintain his reputation as a powerful warrior.
warrior. It's most visible in one scene where he scorns Tailgate's offering of innermost energon, a Cybertronian ritual carried out by the bedside of a critically injured friend or loved one, by smashing the vial to the floor, then stops at the doorway and goes back to help Tailgate clean it up.
** Whirl comes closer and closer to this trope the more his character develops. He wants to be accepted despite his disfigurations, but his insanity and angry, bitter nature often causes him to make bad judgements. By his own admission, "I keep making mistakes", so he's ''trying.'''' Appropriately enough, when Cyclonus needs to work through a problem with his personal life, he comes to Whirl.
** Rodimus is a gigantic GloryHound {{Manchild}} with nothing resembling humility and a basically nonexistent sense of responsibility, to the point where a very recently reformed BigBad is a more effective captain, but he really does want what's best for his crew; he's just not very good at telling what that is.
27th Jul '16 7:43:13 AM Kakai
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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 a DyingMomentOfAwesome to save his kid.
25th Jul '16 11:34:51 AM Tron80
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* ComicBook/LoisLane. She's gruff, hard-nosed, sharp-tongued, quick-tempered, bossy, rude, and more than a little bullying; but she's deeply compassionate, has unshakable integrity, is fiercely loyal to her friends and husband, and loves her job because it allows her to help people and fight for truth, justice, and the American Way. And kind, laid-back Clark Kent's attraction to her has strong (though gender-flipped) AllGirlsWantBadBoys vibes.

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* ComicBook/LoisLane. She's gruff, hard-nosed, sharp-tongued, quick-tempered, bossy, rude, and more than a little bullying; but she's deeply compassionate, has unshakable integrity, is fiercely loyal to her friends and husband, and loves her job because it allows her to help people and fight for truth, justice, and the American Way. And kind, laid-back [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent's Kent]]'s attraction to her has strong (though gender-flipped) AllGirlsWantBadBoys vibes.
25th Jul '16 11:03:26 AM Tron80
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* Doctor Doom 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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* Doctor Doom ''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.)
25th Jul '16 10:54:36 AM Tron80
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* 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}} ComicBook/{{The Sandman}} 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).



* The ComicBook/{{New52}} 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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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** 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.
** In the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline her anger was out-of-control and she was abrasive and often plainly rude. Even so, she tried to be considerate to others, apologized when she screwed something up and chided one of her teammates for not being tactful enough.
* The ComicBook/{{New52}} 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.



* [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge 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.

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* [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse In the ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'':
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Scrooge McDuck]], 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.



* [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]], who acts like an [[InsufferableGenius arrogant, insensitive dick]] most of the time, but [[PapaWolf loves his children]], [[BattleCouple wife]] and [[TrueCompanions adoptive family]] dearly, has an extremely strong and idealistic moral compass, and suffers a great deal of guilt over the accident that ruined the Four's normal lives.

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* [[ComicBook/FantasticFour ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'': Reed Richards]], Richards, who acts like an [[InsufferableGenius arrogant, insensitive dick]] most of the time, but [[PapaWolf loves his children]], [[BattleCouple wife]] and [[TrueCompanions adoptive family]] dearly, has an extremely strong and idealistic moral compass, and suffers a great deal of guilt over the accident that ruined the Four's normal lives.
7th Jun '16 12:49:59 AM Anddrix
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* Reed Richards from ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' means well... sort of, but there are moments where he's incredibly arrogant and bad tempered. [[spoiler:Becomes a full on JerkWithAHeartOfJerk when he turns evil]].

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* Reed Richards from ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' means well... sort of, but there are moments where he's incredibly arrogant and bad tempered. [[spoiler:Becomes a full on JerkWithAHeartOfJerk when he turns evil]].evil because he felt being good was holding him back]].
21st May '16 4:00:46 PM Doug86
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* From the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'':
** This is a frequent characterization of {{Wolverine}}. He's always talking back to authority figures, even if he agrees with their choices, will regularly get into fight with friends with next to no provocation (at one point trying to kill Colossus for ''daring'' to save his life) and is unapologetic in his killing, few cases aside, because he thinks, no matter what people say, it's what they want from him. However, he is deeply loyal to his friends, and will go out of his way to get his own hands dirty so no one else has to.

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* From the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'':
''ComicBook/XMen'':
** This is a frequent characterization of {{Wolverine}}.ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. He's always talking back to authority figures, even if he agrees with their choices, will regularly get into fight with friends with next to no provocation (at one point trying to kill Colossus for ''daring'' to save his life) and is unapologetic in his killing, few cases aside, because he thinks, no matter what people say, it's what they want from him. However, he is deeply loyal to his friends, and will go out of his way to get his own hands dirty so no one else has to.
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