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13th Oct '17 1:18:29 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': Minami, the rudest of the women, is also quite protective towards the other members of the household.



* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': Minami, the rudest of the women, is also quite protective towards the other members of the household.
13th Oct '17 1:16:38 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': Minami, the rudest of the women, is also quite protective towards the other members of the household.
4th Oct '17 3:17:37 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'': Ren Akiyama, Kamen Rider Knight comes off as a cold loner, who seldom speaks and doesn't get along with people much. Later, he turns out to be a gentle person, who genuinely loves his girlfriend and is determined to save her. Ren also has an unspoken affection for [[DistressedDamsel Yui]] and his rider sidekick [[TheHero Kido]].

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* ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'': Ren Akiyama, Kamen Rider Knight comes off as a cold loner, who seldom speaks and doesn't get along with people much. Later, he turns out to be a gentle person, who genuinely loves his girlfriend and is determined to save her. Ren also has an unspoken affection for [[DistressedDamsel Yui]] and his rider Rider sidekick [[TheHero Kido]].Shinji]].
* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'': TheRival Kaito Kumon (Armored Rider Baron) is harsh and abrasive, but it all really boils down to his highly unusual version of [[SocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]] (detailed on that trope's page). This is well demonstrated in his debut episode, where a child is stuck in a tree and rather than climbing up himself, Kaito encourages the boy to get himself down and then praises him for finding the strength to take care of himself.
* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' gives us Hiiro Kagami (Kamen Rider Brave), who has a very smug, condescending attitude, especially towards amateurs like protagonist Emu Hojo. However, he still fights to save peoples' lives, both as a genius surgeon with a perfect record ''and'' a KnightInShiningArmor HenshinHero. His rude behavior is eventually explained to be tied to the death of his girlfriend Saki, with Hiiro pushing himself as hard as possible to honor her LastWords: "Become the best doctor in the world." His interactions with Emu eventually lead to him (mostly) losing the jerkishness and just becoming a straight-up hero.
** The same series gives us Taiga Hanaya (Kamen Rider Snipe), an unlicensed doctor and the first Kamen Rider (in this series, anyway), who was stripped of both his license and his powers when the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Bugsters]] emerged; after getting a new set of powers, he began attacking the other Riders' and trying to claim their {{Transformation Trinket}}s, saying that he's the only Kamen Rider the world needs. [[spoiler:Eventually it's revealed that he feels guilty for being unable to stop the Bugsters or save Saki's life, and believes that he's the only one who should fight because unlike the others, he's got nothing left to lose.]]
11th Sep '17 8:16:36 AM Nadim
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* ''Series/{{Shake It Up}}'': Despite being a total nutjob and always prone to getting in trouble at school, [=CeCe=] is actually very nice and tends to be very helpful and caring to the people around her.
11th Sep '17 3:45:14 AM maxreid
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* ''Series/FamilyTies'': Alex P. Keaton dreams of reaching the top of the corporate ladder and being rich -- and he often acts pompous about his intelligence. His views also sometimes appear sexist and he often appears to hold a certain contempt for people who lack intelligence and/or wealth. However, he has shown many times that he truly is a lovable and compassionate person -- and his good buddy is [[ExtravertedNerd Skippy Handelman]].

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* ''Series/FamilyTies'': Alex P. Keaton dreams of reaching the top of the corporate ladder and being rich -- and he often acts pompous about his intelligence. His views also sometimes appear sexist and he often appears to hold a certain contempt for people who lack intelligence and/or (particularly his sister Mallory) or wealth. However, he has shown many times that he truly is a lovable and compassionate person -- and his good buddy is [[ExtravertedNerd Skippy Handelman]].



* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Jayne Cobb is on the borderline, and definitely leaning toward "Jerk", but shows some nicer moments, such as sending a chunk of his pay to his mom to help take care of his ailing sister, and wearing a truly hideous hat because his mother made it for him.

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Jayne Cobb is on the borderline, and definitely leaning toward "Jerk", "jerk", but shows some nicer moments, such as sending a chunk of his pay to his mom to help take care of his ailing sister, and wearing a truly hideous hat because his mother made it for him.



* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': The Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells is highly intelligent, arrogant and condescending, and doesn't hesitate to let Barry and Team Flash know that. He even goes so far as to tell them that he will turn on them if it gives him a chance to rescue his daughter from Zoom. Team Flash's willingness to help him despite this causes him to soften somewhat, and while he's still overprotective of Jesse and not a fan of H.R., he genuinely respects the others and even warns Barry against killing Grodd and going down the same dark path he took.



-->However, Dawson's remarks about obviously dumb answers given by contestants were meant to be taken in jest. He also tried to put the contestant and the game first whenever possible debating with the judge to rule over "close" answers, allowing more time if they didn't hear the final question in Fast Money, rewarding contestants with lollipops, etc. During the original syndicated series, Dawson gave losing families $250 in consolation just for playing (if they failed to reach that amount). Finally, countless families gave him gifts over the years, so he couldn't have been that bad a guy.
** ''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).

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-->However, *** However, Dawson's remarks about obviously dumb answers given by contestants were meant to be taken in jest. He also tried to put the contestant and the game first whenever possible debating with the judge to rule over "close" answers, allowing more time if they didn't hear the final question in Fast Money, rewarding contestants with lollipops, etc. During the original syndicated series, Dawson gave losing families $250 in consolation just for playing (if they failed to reach that amount). Finally, countless families gave him gifts over the years, so he couldn't have been that bad a guy.
** ''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).



** Major Charles Emerson Winchester, making him more than just a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for [[{{Jerkass}} Maj. Burns]]. Self-centered, elitist and, [[RichBitch despite being rich already]], often greedy and self-promoting, he is saved from pure {{Jerkass}}dom by a strong core of personal integrity and occasional moments of genuine kindness and sympathy. Plus he's also actually just about as good as he thinks he is in the operating room. The most triumphant example of this occurs during one of the Christmas episodes. When the camp decides to throw a Christmas party for a group of Korean orphans, Winchester's contribution to the pot luck is a measly tin of oysters. Of course the rest of the camp calls him out on his stinginess. What they don't know is that he also secretly gave to the orphanage a large amount of fine chocolate bars. However once the bars show up on the black market, he [[PapaBear comes close to beating up the orphanage director]] until the man explains he sold the chocolate to provide a month's worth of staple foods. This mollifies and humbles Winchester.
** In the early years, the main characters Hawkeye and Trapper John were like this-- they're cocky, insubordinate pranksters and hellraisers who irritate others constantly, and two of the best and most caring doctors you could hope for. And most of their pranks were directed toward the mostly unlikeable [[JerkAss Frank Burns]] and [[IceQueen Margaret Houlihan]], anyway. In the novels and the JerkWithAHeartOfGold/{{Film}}, the "jerk" aspects of Hawkeye and Trapper are far more pronounced, fitting this trope much better.

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** Major Charles Emerson Winchester, making him more than just a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for [[{{Jerkass}} Maj. Burns]]. Self-centered, elitist and, [[RichBitch despite being rich already]], often greedy and self-promoting, he is saved from pure {{Jerkass}}dom by a strong core of personal integrity and occasional moments of genuine kindness and sympathy. Plus he's also actually just about as good as he thinks he is in the operating room. room.
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The most triumphant example of this occurs during one of the Christmas episodes. When the camp decides to throw a Christmas party for a group of Korean orphans, Winchester's contribution to the pot luck is a measly tin of oysters. Of course the rest of the camp calls him out on his stinginess. What they don't know is that he also secretly gave to the orphanage a large amount of fine chocolate bars. However once the bars show up on the black market, he [[PapaBear comes close to beating up the orphanage director]] until the man explains he sold the chocolate to provide a month's worth of staple foods. This mollifies and humbles Winchester.
** In the early years, the main characters Hawkeye and Trapper John were like this-- this -- they're cocky, insubordinate pranksters and hellraisers who irritate others constantly, and two of the best and most caring doctors you could hope for. And most of their pranks were directed toward the mostly unlikeable [[JerkAss Frank Burns]] and [[IceQueen Margaret Houlihan]], anyway. In the novels and the JerkWithAHeartOfGold/{{Film}}, the "jerk" aspects of Hawkeye and Trapper are far more pronounced, fitting this trope much better.



* ''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 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.

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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.jerkish. He 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 [[=CeCe=]] get back together.



** In another episode, Dan spends a whole minute [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech ranting at a businessmen about what an unfeeling bastard he is]], for essentially confiscating toys from orphans on Christmas, cooly finishing off with "And if you knew exactly who was saying this to you, you'd appreciate the full measure of that insult".

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** In another episode, Dan spends a whole minute [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech ranting at a businessmen businessman about what an unfeeling bastard he is]], for essentially confiscating toys from orphans on Christmas, cooly coolly finishing off with "And if you knew exactly who was saying this to you, you'd appreciate the full measure of that insult".



*** Dillon seems to invoke this trope as a defense mechanism more so than actually ''being'' it (he's probably closer to GoodIsNotNice). In the third episode, "Rain", when the three core Rangers are trying to get him to join the team for good, he says, "I'm not that kind of person", "that kind of person" being the noble heroes he imagines Scott, Flynn and Summer as, even though most of his actions that have been seen up to that point indicate that he's just as much of a "good guy" as they are. To put an even finer point on it, [[spoiler:he joins the Rangers on one condition: that Ziggy be released from prison]].

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*** Dillon seems to invoke this trope as a defense mechanism more so than actually ''being'' it (he's probably closer to GoodIsNotNice). In the third episode, "Rain", when the three core Rangers are trying to get him to join the team for good, he says, "I'm not that kind of person", "that kind of person" being the noble heroes he imagines Scott, Flynn and Summer as, even though most of his actions that have been seen up to that point indicate that he's just as much of a "good guy" as they are. To put an even finer point on it, [[spoiler:he joins the Rangers on one condition: that Ziggy be released from prison]].
9th Sep '17 12:05:34 AM Nadim
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* ''Series/{{Dog With A Blog}}'': Tyler and Avery. Stan as well.
12th Aug '17 1:22:23 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Greatjon is loud and aggressive but also truly loyal to House Stark.

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** Jaime Lannister is consistently arrogant, and has a knack for causing the audience to want to see him killed. He is not necessarily all that far from being completely unsympathetic, although he is saved from this by having ''some'' standards.
27th Jul '17 8:16:14 PM Scoutstr295
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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'':
** Chuck [=McGill=] would appear to be one of these, since he held back Jimmy's career as a lawyer in order keep his brother from abusing the law -- something we know from ''Series/BreakingBad'' is a totally legitimate concern. But as he becomes more obsessed with foiling Jimmy, it becomes clear that there is a [[TheUnfavorite deeper]] [[GreenEyedMonster animosity]] at work. Chuck also becomes just as manipulative as (and even more petty than) Jimmy in order to bring him down, getting to a point where he becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk by Season 3.
** Howard Hamlin is a hot shot lawyer who has an arrogant streak a mile wide and often acts as a yes man to Chuck, but ultimately proves to be a straighter example. There are moments where he is courteous towards Jimmy, he agrees to pay off Kim's law school debt, and eventually he gets fed up with Chuck's antics when they threaten his law firm and the livelihoods of the people working there. He eliminates Chuck's financial leverage over the firm by buying his share out of his own pocket, putting himself into debt but saving the jobs of the people below him.
22nd Jun '17 6:44:00 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Greatjon is loud and aggressive but also truly loyal to House Stark.
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.
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