History JerkWithAHeartOfGold / Literature

17th May '17 11:28:29 PM eschlowx
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** Ron fits pretty well too. Despite being [[DownplayedTrope considerably nicer]] than many examples, he is rather [[FieryRedhead hot-tempered]] and can be incredibly insensitive (especially to [[BelligerentSexualTension Hermione]]). However, one of the defining traits of his character is his UndyingLoyalty to his friends and family.
8th Mar '17 3:16:00 PM Discar
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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.

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* Stump from ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Stump 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. [[spoiler:Also, she's a burgeoning Truthwatcher and is unconsciously healing the children, which is why they always seem to "give up the act" after a few days]].
22nd Feb '17 4:31:26 PM Jess0312
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* Resus Negative from ''Scream Street'' may be skeptical, sarcastic and hot-tempered, but also means well.
13th Feb '17 10:12:43 AM Kakai
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* Vivia of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' is abrasive, easily annoyed, and when informed that her brother has died, her first reaction is one of pure joy, as one more obstacle in her way has been removed. This being said, she's just as dedicated to the wellbeing of Nubrevna as Merik is, gives up food she's stockpiled for the poor of Lovats and is absolutely overjoyed upon learning that Merik is alive, not blaming him for his actions as [[TheCowl Fury]] at all and helping him out the best she can.
8th Feb '17 1:09:08 AM Luppercus
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* The title character of ''{{Literature/Eloise}}''. While certain parents take offence at her being the ScrewySquirrel, in reality Eloise is shown especially in the adaptations as a caring, generous person, giving gifts to Plaza Hotel employees and the less fortunate.


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* The title character of ''{{Literature/Eloise}}''. While certain parents take offence at her being the ScrewySquirrel, in reality Eloise is shown especially in the adaptations as a caring, generous person, giving gifts to Plaza Hotel employees and the less fortunate.
8th Feb '17 1:07:55 AM Luppercus
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* Prince Octavian in ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Fairy Godmother]]'' wasn't bullying his youngest brother for the heck of it, he was trying to be CruelToBeKind and make Julian into "a Real Man".



* Prince Octavian in ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Fairy Godmother]]'' wasn't bullying his youngest brother for the heck of it, he was trying to be CruelToBeKind and make Julian into "a Real Man".
* Literature/TimeScout's Skeeter Jackson is a thief and a ConMan who ruined people's vacations, even lives. Of course, he had a little bit of an excuse, but, in the end, he was just drifting. He stole, he gambled, he drank, and he gave most of his money to charity. Wait, charity?

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* Prince Octavian in ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Fairy Godmother]]'' wasn't bullying his youngest brother for the heck of it, he was trying to be CruelToBeKind and make Julian into "a Real Man".
* Literature/TimeScout's
''Literature/TimeScout'''s Skeeter Jackson is a thief and a ConMan who ruined people's vacations, even lives. Of course, he had a little bit of an excuse, but, in the end, he was just drifting. He stole, he gambled, he drank, and he gave most of his money to charity. Wait, charity?
8th Feb '17 1:05:49 AM Luppercus
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* Several characters in ''Literature/ChroniclesOfMagic''; most notably being Skeeter Traps, who tends to show her concern for others via punching and insulting them.



* 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.



* In the ''Spilling Series'' by Creator/SophieHannah, several characters apply, but none moreso than Simon Waterhouse. Yes, he's arrogant, and his best friend Charlie describes him as "weird and frigid and socially inept", but when push comes to shove he generally ''is'' a good person and he does care about protecting innocent people, as well as [[MoralityPet Charlie]] [[DeadpanSnarker Zailer]].



* In the "Spilling Series" by ''Creator/Sophie Hannah'', several characters apply, but none moreso than Simon Waterhouse. Yes, he's arrogant, and his best friend Charlie describes him as "weird and frigid and socially inept", but when push comes to shove he generally ''is'' a good person and he does care about protecting innocent people, as well as [[MoralityPet Charlie]] [[DeadpanSnarker Zailer]].
* Several characters in ''Literature/ChroniclesOfMagic''; most notably being Skeeter Traps, who tends to show her concern for others via punching and insulting them.
* 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.
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.''
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