History JerkWithAHeartOfGold / LiveActionTV

23rd Apr '17 8:28:14 PM DecemberCat
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*[[ObstructiveBureaucrat Michael Ragosa]] from ''Series/TheNightShift'', although the "heart of gold" part becomes more apparent in season two.
19th Apr '17 5:03:17 AM longWriter
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* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': Mr. Potato Head acts like either this or JerkWithAHeartOfJerk, depending on the episode or even the situation. For instance, in one episode spoofing reality shows, he deliberately tricked his friends into getting mad at each other to create drama, but in the end apologized.
15th Apr '17 2:21:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Wonderfalls}}'': Jaye Tyler. She's lazy, whiny and frequently mean-spirited, but she loves her family and is, in her own words, "very susceptible to guilt".

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* ''{{Wonderfalls}}'': ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'': Jaye Tyler. She's lazy, whiny and frequently mean-spirited, but she loves her family and is, in her own words, "very susceptible to guilt".
7th Apr '17 4:47:52 PM nombretomado
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** ''ThePriceIsRight'': Much has been said about Barker's off-screen relationships with the classic Barker's Beauties and other production staff with whom he had fallouts. On-screen, Barker especially in his last few years on the show began acting more cantankerous toward particularly dumb contestants, particularly if they were playing the game too slowly or didn't seem to understand a given pricing game despite a clear explanation. However, like Dawson, Barker always tried to put the contestant first and debated with the judge on close answers (almost always deferring to the contestant if he acted as judge himself).

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** ''ThePriceIsRight'': ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'': Much has been said about Barker's off-screen relationships with the classic Barker's Beauties and other production staff with whom he had fallouts. On-screen, Barker especially in his last few years on the show began acting more cantankerous toward particularly dumb contestants, particularly if they were playing the game too slowly or didn't seem to understand a given pricing game despite a clear explanation. However, like Dawson, Barker always tried to put the contestant first and debated with the judge on close answers (almost always deferring to the contestant if he acted as judge himself).
26th Mar '17 1:12:09 PM maxreid
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* ''Series/NewGirl'': Nick may qualify. He's incredibly cynical and likes to watch his friends insanity unfold around him but doesn't really do anything Jerkish. He seems to consider Jess one of his closest friends and appears to really like her quirks. Overall it is made quite clear throughout the series that Nick is a really good guy who has simply endured a lot of misfortune and unhappiness.

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* ''Series/NewGirl'': Nick may qualify. He's incredibly cynical and likes to watch his friends friends' insanity unfold around him but doesn't really do anything Jerkish. He seems to consider considers Jess one of his closest friends and appears to really like her quirks. Overall it is made quite clear throughout the series that Nick is a really good guy who has simply endured a lot of misfortune and unhappiness. He's also very ''aware'' of this, and genuinely wants to become a better person (even though he gets in his own way a lot.)
** Schmidt is probably a more pure example. Even at his most vain and status-obsessed self, he'll always stand up for his friends, especially Nick. His CharacterDevelopment comes when we learn that he's so driven because he was an overweight, unpopular kid and he doesn't want to become that again. He finds more balance and learns to appreciate the things he does have, and he's genuinely a better person when he and CeCe get back together.



* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Alex. Yes, she's selfish and as close to an out and out anarchist as you're ever going to find in a Disney Channel series but she does genuinely care about her friends and family and in the end always help them, even if most of the time what she's helping them out of is something she caused.

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* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Alex. Yes, she's selfish and as close to an out and out anarchist as you're ever going to find in a Disney Channel series series, but she does genuinely care about her friends and family and in the end always help helps them, even if most of the time what she's helping them out of is something she caused.
26th Mar '17 1:02:10 AM maxreid
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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Creator/AdamBaldwin, who played the above role, does this trope better as Casey. While Chuck's other handler quickly becomes a viable LoveInterest, Casey continues to emphasise how little he thinks of Chuck, generally insulting him, not caring about him, and always following orders above all else. But by the end of the second seasons, he has quite a large amount of hidden fondness for both of his partners, even if he would never admit it. He does. He tells General Beckman that Sarah is the "Best partner I ever had". Mind you, he is saving her job at the time....

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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Creator/AdamBaldwin, who played the above role, does this trope better Creator/AdamBaldwin as Casey. While Chuck's other handler quickly becomes a viable LoveInterest, Casey continues to emphasise emphasize how little he thinks of Chuck, generally insulting him, not caring about him, and always following orders above all else. But by the end of the second seasons, he has quite a large amount of hidden fondness for both of his partners, even if he would never admit it. He does. He tells General Beckman that Sarah is the "Best "best partner I ever had". Mind you, he is saving her job at the time....



* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'': Conner is one of these, which was a very interesting example considering he was the Red Ranger. It's actually a quick upgrade from the JerkJock that he is in the premiere. Still, this made for some funky team dynamics during the time it took for the group to begin to actually trust each other, since his teammates were a [[HollywoodNerd male geek]] and a [[RebelliousSpirit female loner musician]].
** Dillon of ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' strays into this trope, but there tends to be more emphasis on the "heart" and less on the "jerk". Most notably is in the second episode when he and Ziggy are in prison. Ziggy as it turns out, is something of a prison bitch and Dillon makes it clear that he has no interest in looking out for him. But after he overhears another prisoner taunting Ziggy for being an outcast, Dillon goes out of his way to defend him. And it is awesome.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'': ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has had it's share:
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder's]]''
Conner is starts out as a JerkJock before becoming one of these, which was a very interesting example considering makes it particularly jarring when he was becomes the Red Ranger. It's actually a quick upgrade from the JerkJock that he is in the premiere. Still, While this made for some funky team dynamics during the time it took for the group to begin to actually trust each other, since other (since his teammates were a [[HollywoodNerd male geek]] and a [[RebelliousSpirit female loner musician]].
musician]]), he evolves from a selfish braggart who's focused on soccer stardom into a selfless leader who discovers a passion for helping others.
*** This could also apply to Cassidy. She's ambitious, vapid and self-centered, but she surprisingly agrees to a date with Ethan after an online dating service unexpectedly matches them. They try to make a go of it for a few episodes and she noticeably softens afterwards, first by defying her boss's order to bash the Rangers on-air when they're missing for most of "Fighting Spirit", then in the finale [[spoiler:giving them the footage Devin shot of them morphing, which would have revealed their identities.]]
** Dillon of ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' strays into this trope, but there tends to be more emphasis on the "heart" and less on the "jerk". Most notably is in the second episode when he and Ziggy are in prison. Ziggy Ziggy, as it turns out, is something of a prison bitch and Dillon makes it clear that he has no interest in looking out for him. But after he overhears another prisoner taunting Ziggy for being an outcast, Dillon goes out of his way to defend him. And it is awesome.



** The ultimate in-series example is Eric, ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'''s SixthRanger. Having grown up poor, he's [[TheResenter bitterly jealous]] of [[ShelteredAristocrat Wes's privileged upbringing]], and much of his motivation after becoming the Quantum Ranger is to finally have as much (if not more) power than [[TheHero Wes]] does, which he gets by becoming the leader of the Silver Guardians, a private security force created by Wes's father. (This is all [[FoeYay amplified]] by how much of a [[NiceGuy genuinely good guy]] Wes is.) Yet one of his best friends is a young girl who's a neighbor of his at the trailer park he lives in, and he also [[MoralityPet keeps birds as pets]]. As the series goes on, he begins to warm up to the Time Force team, even thwarting one of Wes's father's {{plan}}s that would have inadvertently helped the BigBad. In the finale, he [[spoiler:jumps in front of a mook - unmorphed - and takes a shot meant for Wes and his father. He survives and co-leads the Silver Guardians with Wes at the end.]]

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** The ultimate in-series example is probably Eric, ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'''s SixthRanger. Having grown up poor, he's [[TheResenter bitterly jealous]] of [[ShelteredAristocrat Wes's privileged upbringing]], and much of his motivation after becoming the Quantum Ranger is to finally have as much (if not more) power than [[TheHero Wes]] does, which he gets by becoming the leader of the Silver Guardians, a private security force created by Wes's father. (This is all [[FoeYay amplified]] by how much of a [[NiceGuy genuinely good guy]] Wes is.) Yet one of his best friends is a young girl who's a neighbor of his at the trailer park he lives in, and he also [[MoralityPet keeps birds as pets]]. As the series goes on, he begins to warm up to the Time Force team, even thwarting one of Wes's father's {{plan}}s that would have inadvertently helped the BigBad. In the finale, he [[spoiler:jumps in front of a mook - -- unmorphed - -- and takes a shot meant for Wes and his father. He survives and co-leads the Silver Guardians with Wes at the end.]]
7th Mar '17 9:00:29 PM mlsmithca
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** Dillon of ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' strays into this trope, but there tends to be more emphasis on the "heart" and less on the "jerk". Most notably is in the second episode when he and Ziggy are in prison. Ziggy as it turns out, is something of a prison bitch and Dillon makes it clear that he has no interest in looking out for him. But after he overhears another prisoner taunting Ziggy for being an outcast, Dillon goes out of his way to defend him. [[SoCoolItsAwesome And it is awesome.]]

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** Dillon of ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' strays into this trope, but there tends to be more emphasis on the "heart" and less on the "jerk". Most notably is in the second episode when he and Ziggy are in prison. Ziggy as it turns out, is something of a prison bitch and Dillon makes it clear that he has no interest in looking out for him. But after he overhears another prisoner taunting Ziggy for being an outcast, Dillon goes out of his way to defend him. [[SoCoolItsAwesome And it is awesome.]]
11th Feb '17 7:25:18 AM Muczachan
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** Cordelia had her moments. She started out a a classic IceQueen and AlphaBitch, picking on nerds and being an all around bully. After Bufy saves her, she starts to hang out with them and even help them with demons, but was even then mostly a complete bitch. Eventually, on the ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Cordelia gets a severe dose of character development and leaves this trope behind in favor of being all nice rather than a JerkAss.

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** Cordelia had her moments. She started out a a classic IceQueen and AlphaBitch, picking on nerds and being an all around bully. After Bufy Buffy saves her, she starts to hang out with them and even help them with demons, but was even then mostly a complete bitch. Eventually, on the ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Cordelia gets a severe dose of character development and leaves this trope behind in favor of being all nice rather than a JerkAss.
8th Feb '17 5:16:07 PM eowynjedi
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** William Bush is a bit of one, although he's less an outright jerk than a stern disciplinarian who (as a SixthRanger in this adaptation) is skeptical of his new comrades Hornblower and Kennedy. Near the end of "Mutiny," however, he begins to show his kinder side, noting that young Wellard is shaking and asking if he's all right, and offering to take Kennedy's watch so that Kennedy can get some rest.

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** William Bush is a bit of one, although he's less an outright jerk than a stern disciplinarian who (as a SixthRanger in this adaptation) is skeptical of his new comrades Hornblower and Kennedy. Near the end of "Mutiny," however, he begins to show his kinder side, noting that young Wellard is shaking and asking if he's all right, and offering to take Kennedy's the watch so that Kennedy can get some rest.
8th Feb '17 1:03:14 AM Luppercus
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* ''Series/TheKicks''
** Mirabelle has a bad attitude most of the time, but there is a heart in there, way deep down. She eases up on the "Jerk" part after "Breakaway."
** Devin herself can have some jerkish moments, but she is a fundamentally nice person.



* ''Series/TheKicks''
** Mirabelle has a bad attitude most of the time, but there is a heart in there, way deep down. She eases up on the "Jerk" part after "Breakaway."
** Devin herself can have some jerkish moments, but she is a fundamentally nice person.
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