History JerkWithAHeartOfGold / LiveActionTV

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.
3rd Feb '17 7:12:31 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': Hornblower himself, in the later films, due to CharacterDevelopment. Most notably in his dealings with his wife Maria. This is, of course, in line with his characterization in the books, where he became a fairly cold and calculating character, who had great difficulty in relating to other people. Towards the end of "Duty", when Hornblower follows his orders to force Betsy to return to America without her husband, they have a discussion concerning how one must weigh their duty against their sense of humanity. When Hornblower stands by his orders, Betsy sharply tells him that she pities his wife. He replies that he pities her too, but that [[WhatYouAreInTheDark he is the man she married.]] He is all too aware of how unfair he is to poor Maria, who has no idea how one-sided the love in their relationship is. At least a little ValuesDissonance is at play here, given that one cannot judge an early 19th century aristocrat's marriage by 20th or 21st century standards.

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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': ''Series/HoratioHornblower'':
** 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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Hornblower himself, in the later films, due to CharacterDevelopment. Most notably in his dealings with his wife Maria. This is, of course, in In line with his book characterization in the books, where he became becomes a fairly cold and calculating character, character who had great difficulty in relating to other people.people. This is particularly shown with his wife Maria. Towards the end of "Duty", when Hornblower follows his orders to force Betsy to return to America without her husband, they have a discussion concerning how one must weigh their duty against their sense of humanity. When Hornblower stands by his orders, Betsy sharply tells him that she pities his wife. He replies that he pities her too, but that [[WhatYouAreInTheDark he is the man she married.]] He is all too aware of how unfair he is to poor Maria, who has no idea how one-sided the love in their relationship is. At least a little ValuesDissonance is at play here, given that one cannot judge an early 19th century aristocrat's marriage by 20th or 21st century standards.
27th Dec '16 4:00:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''{{Ashes to Ashes}}'': Gene Hunt. He might be a rude, ''[[NobleBigotWithABadge extremely]]'' [[NobleBigotWithABadge politically incorrect by modern standards]], bad cop who's not afraid to resort to [[TortureForFunAndInformation beating up]] and framing suspects, but he still looks out for his colleagues and wants to keep the streets safe.

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* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''{{Ashes to Ashes}}'': ''Series/AshesToAshes'': Gene Hunt. He might be a rude, ''[[NobleBigotWithABadge extremely]]'' [[NobleBigotWithABadge politically incorrect by modern standards]], bad cop who's not afraid to resort to [[TortureForFunAndInformation beating up]] and framing suspects, but he still looks out for his colleagues and wants to keep the streets safe.
1st Dec '16 3:22:31 AM axle-k89
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28th Nov '16 7:08:42 PM dmcreif
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** Early on in the series, Foggy Nelson seems more interested in money than in helping people, but he's immediately uncomfortable with dealing with the mob and a man who's obviously a dangerous psychopath, and goes out of his way to help others who are being pushed around by shady people, even outside of work. He even spends an episode working on an old woman's plumbing.
** Stick broke off training with Matt when Matt gave him a bracelet he made, showing that Matt was growing too attached. When he turned up 20 years later, he and Matt got into a fight and trashed Matt's apartment. [[spoiler: After Stick left, Matt found the bracelet in the wreckage, showing that Stick had carried the bracelet around for all those years and that the feeling was mutual after all. He also seemed to sound impressed with the whole fight before leaving.]]

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** Early on in the series, Foggy Nelson seems more interested in money than in helping people, but he's even willingly taking James Wesley's check when he drops by to solicit them on a murder defense. Of course, he immediately is uncomfortable with dealing with the mob and moment he realizes the guy Wesley hired them to defend is a man who's obviously a dangerous psychopath, and complete sociopath. He goes out of his way to help others who are being pushed around by shady people, even outside of work. He even spends an episode working on an old woman's Mrs. Cardenas' plumbing.
** Stick broke off training with Matt when Matt gave him a bracelet he made, showing that Matt was growing too attached. When he turned up 20 years later, he and Matt got into a fight and trashed Matt's apartment. [[spoiler: After Stick left, Matt found the bracelet in the wreckage, showing that Stick had carried the bracelet around for all those years and that the feeling was mutual after all. He also seemed to sound impressed with the whole fight before leaving.]]]] Season 2 reveals that Stick had a similar bond with Elektra.
19th Nov '16 6:16:33 PM mrdingo15
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* ''Series/NowhereBoys'': Jake, and also Phoebe.
-->'''Jake:''' Wow. You're being nice.
-->'''Phoebe:''' [[DeadpanSnarker It'll pass.]]
11th Nov '16 8:09:07 PM danlansdowne
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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. 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 years' worth of staple foods. This mollifies and humbles Winchester.

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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. 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 years' month's worth of staple foods. This mollifies and humbles Winchester.
24th Oct '16 4:08:12 PM gozerian
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* ''Series/HaltandCatchFire'': Although the ManipulativeBastard Joe spends most of the first seasons as a JerkAss, by Season Three he develops outspoken compassion for Gordon, Cameron and Ryan, especially after [[spoiler:Ryan commits suicide]].

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* ''Series/HaltandCatchFire'': Although the ManipulativeBastard Joe spends most of the first seasons season as a JerkAss, by Season Three he develops outspoken compassion for Gordon, Cameron and Ryan, especially after [[spoiler:Ryan commits suicide]].
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