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3rd Jan '17 6:30:50 AM Kakai
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* Stump from ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' is unpleasant, off-putting and seems to really dislike the children she's supposed to take care of as the owner of an orphanage, often assuming that they fake illnesses to get free food and bedding. As it turns out, some of this is an act - she literally cannot take as many children as she should or would like to, because she has neither the space nor funding, so she tries to scare them away instead.
16th Dec '16 6:48:24 PM SwampAdder
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* OlderThanRadio: Literature/SherlockHolmes.
** Shows up in "The Three Garriedbs" when [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Watson is wounded.]] Here's the examples:
** [[NotSoStoic "Are you hurt, Watson? For God's sake, say that you're not hurt!"]]
** "By the Lord, it is well for you. If you had killed Watson, you would not have gotten out of this room alive."

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* OlderThanRadio: Literature/SherlockHolmes.
** Shows up in "The Three Garriedbs"
Literature/SherlockHolmes. Can be kind of a conceited asshole (especially toward the police detectives and poor Watson); but he more than once shows genuine kindness and concern for the wellbeing of his clients, and occasionally fails at hiding his genuine affection for Watson (particularly when [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Watson is wounded.]] Here's the examples:
** [[NotSoStoic "Are you hurt, Watson? For God's sake, say
hurt or endangered in some way). At one point he gives Watson a large sum of money by purchasing his medical practice for a very high price, but does it secretly through a relative so that you're not hurt!"]]
** "By the Lord, it is well for you. If you had killed Watson, you would not have gotten out
Watson only learns of this room alive."his involvement and generosity years later.
24th Oct '16 9:32:07 AM sgamer82
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* [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Booster Terrik]] is very much this. To most people, and in most situations, he's very much a JerkAss (''especially'' to Corran Horn). He's got a big soft spot [[PapaWolf for his daughter Mirax and adopted son Wedge]], though. And generally when we see Booster, one or the other (if not both) is either present or involved in the same situation.

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* [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse:'' Booster Terrik]] Terrik is very much this. To most people, and in most situations, he's very much a JerkAss (''especially'' to Corran Horn). He's got a big soft spot [[PapaWolf for his daughter Mirax and adopted son Wedge]], though. And generally when we see Booster, one or the other (if not both) is either present or involved in the same situation.



* Most of the bikers from Literature/TheUnexpectedWitness.

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* %% Most of the bikers from Literature/TheUnexpectedWitness.''Literature/TheUnexpectedWitness.''
24th Oct '16 9:30:31 AM sgamer82
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* When Russell's sister Cheri is introduced in the second ''Literature/SpellsSwordsAndStealth'' book, she loudly complains about the lack of alcohol, mocks her fellow ''SS&S'' players' newbieish choices in their characters, and is more concerned with what kind of loot they'll get. In contrast to the {{Jerkass}}es that made up the gaming group from the first book, Cheri quickly warms up to the rest of the group and throws all her support behind Russell when he confides to her his suspicions that there's more than meets the eye in the modules he's been running.
18th Aug '16 10:07:50 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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** Mr. Rafiel in ''[[MissMarple A Caribbean Mystery]]'' initially comes across as an impossibly rude old rich bastard, but turns out to be a surprisingly kind man under all his bluster. He and Miss Marple become fast friends over the course of the story.

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** Mr. Rafiel in ''[[MissMarple ''[[Literature/MissMarple A Caribbean Mystery]]'' initially comes across as an impossibly rude old rich bastard, but turns out to be a surprisingly kind man under all his bluster. He and Miss Marple become fast friends over the course of the story.
8th May '16 1:47:10 PM MaturelyImmature
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%% * Alec Lightwood from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''.

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%% * Alec Lightwood and Jace Wayland from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''.''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''. Alec only acts like a {{Jerkass}} because he's [[ManlyGay scared of Clary stealing Jace from him.]] [[LoveRedeems He lightens up when he meets Magnus, though.]] Jace is introduced as a [[FightingNarcissist narcissistic, sarcastic young Shadowhunter]], but he lightens up when he meets Clary, making it another case of LoveRedeems. [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that Jace's {{Jerkass}} tendencies come from [[AbusiveParents being raised by Valentine]]]]
3rd Apr '16 12:08:30 AM Eoppen
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** And [[TheAlcoholic Haymitch Abernathy]] has a prickly exterior that would put a cactus to shame, and is an unrepentant DeadpanSnarker, but under that, cares about all the Tributes he's mentored, and [[spoiler: is part of the underground resistance to the Capitol.]]
26th Mar '16 9:13:29 PM Minni128
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*Willie Woodley from ''Literature/OutOfTheEasy'' isn't the nicest person around, however, she does care for the protagonist Josie in a way that Josie's mother, Louise, never did.
5th Mar '16 9:40:25 AM Anddrix
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* Rose Hathaway from ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' is definitely not the most outwardly kind person, though in ''Blood Promise'' Sydney comments on how Rose seems so friendly and sociable towards her. She has no trouble insulting people, being [[BrutalHonesty Brutally Honest]] with Lissa, and exposing weaknesses in other people (like revealing the dirt poor background of Mia Rialdi). Yet she also goes our of her way to protect the people she cares about.

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* Rose Hathaway from ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' is definitely not the most outwardly kind person, though in ''Blood Promise'' Sydney comments on how Rose seems so friendly and sociable towards her. She has no trouble insulting people, being [[BrutalHonesty Brutally Honest]] with Lissa, and exposing weaknesses in other people (like revealing the dirt poor dirt-poor background of Mia Rialdi). Yet she also goes our of her way to protect the people she cares about.
21st Jan '16 5:26:21 AM Mareon
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-->''The Amyrlin gave an exasperated sigh. “You remind me of my uncle Huan. No one could ever pin him down. He liked to gamble, too, and he’d much rather have fun than work. He died pulling children out of a burning house. He wouldn’t stop going back as long as there was one left inside. Are you like him, Mat? Will you be there when the flames are high?”''
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