History JerkWithAHeartOfGold / WebOriginal

11th Dec '17 9:21:07 AM costanton11
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* ''WebOriginal/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' is a man with an [[HairTriggerTemper extremely short temper]] and [[SirSwearsALot legendary foul mouth]] who won't hesitate to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown throw down with somebody at the slightest provocation]], but he's also repeatedly been shown to be a decent and fun-loving guy when he's not raging and continues his reviewing of bad games because he loves his fans. He'll even give compliments to the bad games he reviews if he feels they deserve it, and even point out the flaws of the games he does like.

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* ''WebOriginal/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' is a man with an [[HairTriggerTemper extremely short temper]] and [[SirSwearsALot legendary foul mouth]] who won't hesitate to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown throw down with somebody at the slightest provocation]], but he's also repeatedly been shown to be a decent and fun-loving guy when he's not raging and continues his reviewing of bad games because he loves his fans. He'll even give compliments to the bad games he reviews if he feels they deserve it, and even point out the flaws of the games he does like.
6th Dec '17 2:25:31 PM Gamermaster
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* 'WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Weiss has a razor sharp and unrelenting tongue, but at the end of the day is shown to care about her teammates. Her initial bickering with Ruby has turned to them being {{vitriolic best buds}} and [[spoiler: Blake's being an ex-member of the White Fang?]] After some time to cool off and think about it she decided she just doesn't really care.

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* 'WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Weiss has a razor sharp and unrelenting tongue, but at the end of the day is shown to care about her teammates. Her initial bickering with Ruby has turned to them being {{vitriolic best buds}} VitriolicBestBuds and [[spoiler: Blake's being an ex-member of the White Fang?]] After some time to cool off and think about it she decided she just doesn't really care.
24th Sep '17 4:02:28 PM CrimsonMage
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* In ''Podcast/RollToBreathe'' Black Cavalier is stand-offish at best and a bully at worst, but she never intends to hurt people and really does care for whatever relationship she has on the team.
10th Sep '17 8:21:48 PM Prometheus117
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* ''WebOriginal/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' is a man with an [[HairTriggerTemper extremely short temper]] and [[SirSwearsALot legendary foul mouth]] who won't hesitate to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown throw down with somebody at the slightest provocation]], but he's also repeatedly been shown to be a decent and fun-loving guy when he's not raging and continues his reviewing of bad games because he loves his fans. He'll even give compliments to the bad games he reviews if he feels they deserve it, and even point out the flaws of the games he does like.
26th Jun '17 11:53:51 PM NNinja
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* While we're talking about Rooster Teeth productions, we have Weiss from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' who has a razor sharp and unrelenting tongue, but at the end of the day is shown to care about her teammates. Her initial bickering with Ruby has turned to them being {{vitriolic best buds}} and [[spoiler: Blake's being an ex-member of the White Fang?]] After some time to cool off and think about it she decided she just doesn't really care.
** Yang can count as one as well, even if the "Jerk" part is less so than Weiss for the most part. She's impulsive, is the only team member to [[InHarmsWay not have a heroic]] [[BloodKnight reason to be a Huntress]], [[HairTriggerTemper is very quick to anger]], and sees nothing wrong in shoving Blake, her teammate and partner, against a desk when she's angry at her (even when Blake can't fight back or defend herself, though to be fair, Yang did it so Blake could see [[HeroicRROD she was in no condition to fight at the time]]). Nevertheless, she does her best to be friendly to others, [[CoolBigSis loves her sister Ruby to death]], helps the others stop [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters The White Fang]] and [[BreakoutVillain Roman Torchwick]], and genuinely appreciates her friendship with Blake.

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* While we're talking about Rooster Teeth productions, we have 'WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
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Weiss from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' who has a razor sharp and unrelenting tongue, but at the end of the day is shown to care about her teammates. Her initial bickering with Ruby has turned to them being {{vitriolic best buds}} and [[spoiler: Blake's being an ex-member of the White Fang?]] After some time to cool off and think about it she decided she just doesn't really care.
** Yang can count as one as well, even if the "Jerk" part is less so than Weiss for the most part. She's impulsive, is the only team member to [[InHarmsWay not have a heroic]] [[BloodKnight reason to be a Huntress]], [[HairTriggerTemper is very quick to anger]], and sees nothing wrong in shoving Blake, her teammate and partner, against a desk when she's angry at her (even when Blake can't fight back or defend herself, though to be fair, Yang did it so Blake could see [[HeroicRROD she was in no condition to fight at the time]]). Nevertheless, she does her best to be friendly to others, [[CoolBigSis loves her sister Ruby to death]], helps the others stop [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters The White Fang]] and [[BreakoutVillain Roman Torchwick]], and genuinely appreciates her friendship with Blake.
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16th Jun '17 8:38:53 PM mkmlp
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** Sarge is a crazy BloodKnight, who is constantly taking his squad on suicide missions, often abuses [[ButtMonkey Grif]], and has an irrational hatred for the blues, even long after they made peace with each other and he ''himself'' has fought beside them and been willing to come to their aid. But deep down, he does genuinely care about both teams and their allies, and at the end of the day, will risk life and limb to save those in need.
** Grif is an unrepentant snarky slacker (and proud of it), who bemoans doing the slightest bit of work, constantly complains about having to be where he is, and is very good at getting on peoples' bad side. But he is also a loving brother to his younger sister, and though he hates to admit it, does care about his comrades on some level and will risk his life fighting alongside them. As Sarge himself (who Grif ''definitely'' doesn't get along with) put it, despite his constant bemoaning at being stuck with them, Grif's had ''many'' chances to just walk away and no one would have stopped him.

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** Sarge is a crazy BloodKnight, who is constantly taking his squad on suicide missions, often abuses [[ButtMonkey Grif]], and has an irrational hatred IrrationalHatred for the blues, even long after they made peace with each other and he ''himself'' has fought beside them and been willing to come to their aid. But deep down, he does genuinely care about both teams and their allies, and at the end of the day, will risk life and limb to save those in need.
** Grif is an unrepentant snarky slacker (and proud of it), who bemoans doing the slightest bit of work, constantly complains about having to be where he is, makes fun of his more devoted team mate Simmons, and is very good at getting on peoples' bad side. But he is also a loving brother to his younger sister, and though he hates to admit it, does care about his comrades on some level and will risk his life fighting alongside them. As Sarge himself (who Grif ''definitely'' doesn't get along with) put it, despite his constant bemoaning at being stuck with them, Grif's had ''many'' chances to just walk away and no one would have stopped him.



** Agent Carolina, who started out as just a vengeful former agent, only tolerating The Blood Gulch Crew to get back at her former boss and (implied) father. But eventually, she strikes up a genuine friendship with Church and the rest of the team.

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** Agent Carolina, who started out as just a vengeful and apathetic former agent, only tolerating The Blood Gulch Crew to get back at her former boss and (implied) father. But eventually, she strikes up a genuine friendship with Church and the rest of the team.team, and [[CharacterDevelopment once she starts to get over her personnel issues]], show that she is a genuinely caring person deep down.



* The Courier in Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas, is an AxCrazy, vengeful, foul mouthed, [[TheCynic cynical]], JerkAss, with an ego to boot. But, as much as it annoys him, when someone needs to step in and save the day, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome he'll almost always put whatever he was doing aside to do what he thinks is right]], will almost always listen to his MoralityPet EDE even if he thinks he's too sentimental, and god help you if you insult his friends.

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* The Courier in Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas, is an AxCrazy, vengeful, foul mouthed, [[TheCynic cynical]], JerkAss, egotistical, JerkAss with an ego to boot. a HairTriggerTemper. But, as much as it annoys him, when someone needs to be the hero and step in and to save the day, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome he'll almost always put whatever he was doing aside to do what he thinks is right]], will almost always listen to his MoralityPet EDE even if he thinks he's too sentimental, and god help you if you insult his friends.



* ''WebVideo/RWBYAbridged'' turns Ruby Rose into a [[DeadpannedSnarker snarky]], egotistical, JerkAss who often blows off her dimwitted, but well intentioned sister Yang and responds to Weiss's insults with even worse insults. But, she also stops street crimes on her own, even though she has nothing gain from it, does still care about her sister in spite of how much she frustrates her, and does ultimately risk her life to save her teammates.

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* ''WebVideo/RWBYAbridged'' turns Ruby Rose into a [[DeadpannedSnarker [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], egotistical, JerkAss who often blows off her dimwitted, but well intentioned sister Yang and responds to Weiss's insults with even worse insults. But, she also stops street crimes on her own, even though she has nothing to gain from it, does still care about her sister in spite of how much she frustrates her, and does ultimately risk her life to save her teammates.



** [[NiceGuy Jaune Arc]] of all people is turned into an egotistical CasanovaWannabe who talks down Pieria for "dressing like a hussie" and acts like an UngratefulBastard to her, despite being nice to him. ([[GoodIsNotSoft Not that she can't pay it back in full.]]) But at the end of the day, he still comes through for his team and ends up saving their lives, and is even one of the few people who is on more or less friendly terms with Ruby.

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** [[NiceGuy Jaune Arc]] of all people is turned into an egotistical CasanovaWannabe who talks down Pieria for "dressing like a hussie" and acts like an UngratefulBastard to her, despite being nice to him. ([[GoodIsNotSoft Not that she can't pay it back in full.]]) But at the end of the day, he still comes through for his team and ends up saving their lives, and is even one of genuinely polite and respectful to the few people who is on more or less friendly terms with Ruby.women he does take an interest in.
24th May '17 7:54:26 AM Viira
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* Church from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' is surly, rude, and generally hates everyone around him. On occasion, however, he shown he genuinely cares about his friends, going as far as to utter a BigNo when Caboose - a character with an IQ of -12 who had done nothing but annoy him since they met - when he was killed (he got better). In the season finale of ''Reconstruction'', he sacrifices himself so his friends can escape.
** Its more than that, [[spoiler: Church could have easily escaped with the rest of the Reds and Caboose, but stayed behind to help Washington, who he seemed to dislike more than anyone because of his freelancer status. Because Church would be destroyed by the EMP, staying behind meant certain death whether or not Wash succeeded. HeroicSacrifice indeed.]]
** Don't forget Sarge, a crazy BloodKnight who is constantly taking his squad on suicide missions, often abuses [[ButtMonkey Griff]], and has an irrational hatred for the blues, even long after they made peace with each other and he ''himself'' has fought beside them and has been willing to come to their aid. But deep down, he does genuinely care about both teams and their allies, and at the end of the day, will risk life and limb to save those in deed.
** Griff as well is an unrepentant snarky slacker (and proud of it), who bemoans doing the slightest bit of work, constantly complains about having to be where he is, and is very good at getting on peoples bad side. But, he is also a loving brother to his younger sister and though he hates to admitted it, does care about his comrades on some level and will risk his life fighting along side him. As Sarge himself (who Griff ''defiantly'' doesn't get along with) put it, despite his constant bemoaning at being stuck with them, he had ''many'' chances to just walk away and no one would have stopped.
** While we're at it, Wash belongs here as well. He's a genuinely good guy who's just had the crap kicked out of him by the universe, to the point of extreme cynicism. The first time(in some great amount of years) he's shown genuine affection by the Blood Gulch crew, he's stunned, and from that point on, is a solid good guy.
** Also Agent Carolina, who started out as just a vengeful former agent, who was only tolerating The Blood Gulch Crew to get back at her former boss and (implied) father. But eventually, she strikes up a genuine friendship with Church and the rest of the team.
** In Season 12, Felix [[TookALevelInJerkass takes a level in jerkass]], constantly berating, snarking, and abusing the remaining members of the Blood Gulch Crew, as opposed to his starry eyed fanboy treatment of them before. However, this is only because he knows they aren't prepared for war, and wants them to be prepared for when they have to face Locus and the [[EvilEmpire Federation]]. He still cares deeply about them, and it's implied he also cares about [[RebelLeader Vanessa]] and her [[LaResistance rebellion]], though he takes great steps to avoid showing it.
*** Except, [[spoiler: as [[WhamEpisode Episode 10]] reveals, no, he doesn't. At all. He was EvilAllAlong, and working with Locus to get the Federation and the rebels to kill each other off. He absolutely ''hates'' the Blood Gulch Crew, and despised every moment he had to spend with them. He even mentions this trope by name, and laughs at them for believing it to be true. The fanboy act was a ruse to get information out of them so he could help Locus coordinate an attack on their crash site, and he doesn't care at all about Vanessa or the rebels. He then tries to gun the entire team down in cold blood with disintegration weapons so their story can never be told.]] Wow.

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
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Church from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' is surly, rude, and generally hates everyone around him. On occasion, however, he he's shown he genuinely cares about his friends, going as far as to utter a BigNo when Caboose - a character with an IQ of -12 who had done nothing but annoy him since they met - when he was is killed (he got better). In the season finale of ''Reconstruction'', he sacrifices himself so his friends can escape.
** Its more than that, [[spoiler: Church could have easily escaped with the rest of the Reds and Caboose, but stayed
[[spoiler:stays behind to help Washington, who he seemed to dislike more than anyone because of his freelancer status. Because status, even though Church would be destroyed by the EMP, EMP and staying behind meant certain death whether or not Wash succeeded. HeroicSacrifice indeed.succeeded.]]
** Don't forget Sarge, Sarge is a crazy BloodKnight BloodKnight, who is constantly taking his squad on suicide missions, often abuses [[ButtMonkey Griff]], Grif]], and has an irrational hatred for the blues, even long after they made peace with each other and he ''himself'' has fought beside them and has been willing to come to their aid. But deep down, he does genuinely care about both teams and their allies, and at the end of the day, will risk life and limb to save those in deed.need.
** Griff as well Grif is an unrepentant snarky slacker (and proud of it), who bemoans doing the slightest bit of work, constantly complains about having to be where he is, and is very good at getting on peoples peoples' bad side. But, But he is also a loving brother to his younger sister sister, and though he hates to admitted admit it, does care about his comrades on some level and will risk his life fighting along side him. alongside them. As Sarge himself (who Griff ''defiantly'' Grif ''definitely'' doesn't get along with) put it, despite his constant bemoaning at being stuck with them, he Grif's had ''many'' chances to just walk away and no one would have stopped.stopped him.
** While we're at it, Wash belongs here as well. He's a genuinely good guy who's just had the crap kicked out of him by the universe, to the point of extreme cynicism. The first time(in time (in some great amount of years) he's shown genuine affection by the Blood Gulch crew, he's stunned, and from that point on, is a solid good guy.
** Also Agent Carolina, who started out as just a vengeful former agent, who was only tolerating The Blood Gulch Crew to get back at her former boss and (implied) father. But eventually, she strikes up a genuine friendship with Church and the rest of the team.
** In Season 12, Felix [[TookALevelInJerkass takes a level in jerkass]], constantly berating, snarking, and abusing the remaining members of the Blood Gulch Crew, as opposed to his starry eyed fanboy treatment of them before. However, this is only because he knows they aren't prepared for war, and wants them to be prepared for when they have to face Locus and the [[EvilEmpire Federation]]. He still cares deeply about them, and it's implied he also cares about [[RebelLeader Vanessa]] and her [[LaResistance rebellion]], though he takes great steps to avoid showing it.
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it. Except, [[spoiler: as [[WhamEpisode Episode 10]] reveals, no, he doesn't. At all. He was EvilAllAlong, and working with Locus to get the Federation and the rebels to kill each other off. He absolutely ''hates'' the Blood Gulch Crew, and despised every moment he had to spend with them. He even mentions this trope by name, and laughs at them for believing it to be true. The fanboy act was a ruse to get information out of them so he could help Locus coordinate an attack on their crash site, and he doesn't care at all about Vanessa or the rebels. He then tries to gun the entire team down in cold blood with disintegration weapons so their story can never be told.]] Wow.
17th May '17 2:09:23 AM mkmlp
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* WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries: Twilight is shown to be a condescending and selfish jerk, but at least ''tries'' to keep some sense of order in Ponyville and will do the right thing in the end.

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* WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries: Twilight is shown to be a condescending [[FantasticRacism racist]], condescending, and selfish jerk, but at least she ''tries'' to keep some sense of order in Ponyville and will do the right thing in the end.end.
** Also Thrackerzod (Sweetie Belle) is an EldritchAbomination in the body of filly and is trying to kill Twilight, because of some yet to be fully explained reasons involving a secret war in the dream world that somehow involves Twilight's soul. But, she still seems to have a soft spot for her friends and "family", even though they more often then not just hinder her plans and annoy her.



** Don't forget Sarge, a crazy BloodKnight who is constantly taking his squad on suicide missions, often abuses [[ButtMonkey Griff]], and has an irrational hatred for the blues, even long after they made peace with each other and he ''himself'' has fought beside them and has been willing to come to their aid. But deep down, he does genuinely care about both teams and their allies, and at the end of the day, will risk life and limb to save those in deed.
** Griff as well is an unrepentant snarky slacker (and proud of it), who bemoans doing the slightest bit of work, constantly complains about having to be where he is, and is very good at getting on peoples bad side. But, he is also a loving brother to his younger sister and though he hates to admitted it, does care about his comrades on some level and will risk his life fighting along side him. As Sarge himself (who Griff ''defiantly'' doesn't get along with) put it, despite his constant bemoaning at being stuck with them, he had ''many'' chances to just walk away and no one would have stopped.



** Also Agent Carolina, who started out as just a vengeful former agent, who was only tolerating The Blood Gulch Crew to get back at her former boss and (implied) father. But eventually, she strikes up a genuine friendship with Church and the rest of the team.



* The Courier in Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas, is an AxCrazy, vengeful, foul mouthed, [[TheCynic cynical]], JerkAss, with an ego to boot. [[ChronicHeroSyndrome But, as much as it annoys him, when someone needs to step in and save the day, he'll almost always put whatever he was doing aside to do what he thinks is right]], whether he likes it or not.

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* The Courier in Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas, is an AxCrazy, vengeful, foul mouthed, [[TheCynic cynical]], JerkAss, with an ego to boot. [[ChronicHeroSyndrome But, as much as it annoys him, when someone needs to step in and save the day, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome he'll almost always put whatever he was doing aside to do what he thinks is right]], whether will almost always listen to his MoralityPet EDE even if he likes it or not.thinks he's too sentimental, and god help you if you insult his friends.


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* ''WebVideo/RWBYAbridged'' turns Ruby Rose into a [[DeadpannedSnarker snarky]], egotistical, JerkAss who often blows off her dimwitted, but well intentioned sister Yang and responds to Weiss's insults with even worse insults. But, she also stops street crimes on her own, even though she has nothing gain from it, does still care about her sister in spite of how much she frustrates her, and does ultimately risk her life to save her teammates.
** Weiss is basically her cannon counterpart with the added twist, that she isn't even training to be a hero by ''choice''. None the less, she will still protect her teammates and even offers to let Ruby back out of fighting alongside them, while it's not too late.
** [[NiceGuy Jaune Arc]] of all people is turned into an egotistical CasanovaWannabe who talks down Pieria for "dressing like a hussie" and acts like an UngratefulBastard to her, despite being nice to him. ([[GoodIsNotSoft Not that she can't pay it back in full.]]) But at the end of the day, he still comes through for his team and ends up saving their lives, and is even one of the few people who is on more or less friendly terms with Ruby.
26th Apr '17 7:54:26 AM Monolaf317
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* Played with in ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony''. Pinkie Pie deliberately invokes this to convince the prickly loner Cranky that he actually likes her. It doesn't work. (In the context of the whole episode, Cranky comes across as less of a jerk than Pinkie does.)

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* Played with in ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony''. Pinkie Pie deliberately invokes this to convince the prickly loner Cranky that he actually likes her. It doesn't work. (In the context of the whole episode, Cranky comes across as less of a jerk than Pinkie does. To be fair, he was not the jerk in that scenario to begin with.)



** To be fair, he was not the jerk in that scenario to begin with.

26th Apr '17 7:54:06 AM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': Mackenzie Zales, Brittnay Matthews, and Shay van Buren...when each are not being an outright AlphaBitch.

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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': [[SmallNameBigEgo Mackenzie Zales, Zales]], [[HairTriggerTemper Brittnay Matthews, Matthews]], and [[ItsAllAboutMe Shay van Buren...Buren]]... when each are not being an outright AlphaBitch.
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