History Jerkass / Anime

18th Jun '17 8:43:31 AM lillolillo
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* Vegeta from ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. In the early stages of the anime, the arrogant prince of the Saiyans is a complete genocidal asshole with nary a nice bone in his body, constantly insulting his teammates even after doing the HeelFaceTurn, and being perpetually jealous of his FutureBadass son Trunks. He does mellow out once the sense of family with Bulma and Trunks sets in for him. Which takes some time.

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* Vegeta from ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.Franchise/DragonBall:
** Vegeta.
In the early stages of the anime, the arrogant prince of the Saiyans is a complete genocidal asshole with nary a nice bone in his body, constantly insulting his teammates even after doing the HeelFaceTurn, and being perpetually jealous of his FutureBadass son Trunks. He does mellow out once the sense of family with Bulma and Trunks sets in for him. Which takes some time.



* Luxus from ''Manga/FairyTail''. One of the most powerful mages in the guild (''the'' most powerful, according to him, but he's pretty full of himself so that might not be very accurate), he has absolutely no redeeming features and seems to exist solely to anger other people, and try to get into the pants of the guild's female members. His accomplishments thus far include goading the protagonists into putting themselves into life-threatening danger, refusing to help in the conflict with rival guild Phantom Lord, even after the Guild Master, Makarov, was badly injured in the fight, and afterwards ''mocking'' the people who got hurt in the conflict, calling them weaklings. When he succeeds Makarov as the guild's master, he fully intends to rid the guild of anyone he deems too weak. He's quite certain he'll be named the next guild master, as not only is he the only qualified mage in the guild at the moment, he's also Makarov's flesh-and-blood grandson. This is, in fact, precisely the reason why Makarov hasn't retired yet: because he knows that if he does so, Fairy Tail will be left in his JerkAss grandson's hands. Tired of waiting for his inheritance, he as pit the entirety of Fairy Tail against itself in an InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath situation. This is accomplished by turning the guild's female members to stone, threatening that they'll turn to dust if not healed soon, then setting up various traps that won't fade unless the male members fight one another. When this fails, by virtue of the hostages being freed, Luxus ups the ante and takes the entire town hostage. All to force Makarov to step down as master and place himself there instead. Although, it turns out he has a FreudianExcuse. Afterwards, Laxus [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold improves in]] [[CharacterDevelopment personality]].

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* Luxus from ''Manga/FairyTail''.''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Luxus.
One of the most powerful mages in the guild (''the'' most powerful, according to him, but he's pretty full of himself so that might not be very accurate), he has absolutely no redeeming features and seems to exist solely to anger other people, and try to get into the pants of the guild's female members. His accomplishments thus far include goading the protagonists into putting themselves into life-threatening danger, refusing to help in the conflict with rival guild Phantom Lord, even after the Guild Master, Makarov, was badly injured in the fight, and afterwards ''mocking'' the people who got hurt in the conflict, calling them weaklings. When he succeeds Makarov as the guild's master, he fully intends to rid the guild of anyone he deems too weak. He's quite certain he'll be named the next guild master, as not only is he the only qualified mage in the guild at the moment, he's also Makarov's flesh-and-blood grandson. This is, in fact, precisely the reason why Makarov hasn't retired yet: because he knows that if he does so, Fairy Tail will be left in his JerkAss grandson's hands. Tired of waiting for his inheritance, he as pit the entirety of Fairy Tail against itself in an InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath situation. This is accomplished by turning the guild's female members to stone, threatening that they'll turn to dust if not healed soon, then setting up various traps that won't fade unless the male members fight one another. When this fails, by virtue of the hostages being freed, Luxus ups the ante and takes the entire town hostage. All to force Makarov to step down as master and place himself there instead. Although, it turns out he has a FreudianExcuse. Afterwards, Laxus [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold improves in]] [[CharacterDevelopment personality]].



-->'''Kurenai''': ''(thinking while looking at Hinata)'' Oh no, she's going into cardiac arrest... ''(glares at Neji)'' Was he really trying to kill her?
-->'''Neji''': ''(smugly)'' I wouldn't waste time glaring at me when you really should be taking care of her.

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-->'''Kurenai''': --->'''Kurenai''': ''(thinking while looking at Hinata)'' Oh no, she's going into cardiac arrest... ''(glares at Neji)'' Was he really trying to kill her?
-->'''Neji''':
her?\\
'''Neji''':
''(smugly)'' I wouldn't waste time glaring at me when you really should be taking care of her.



*** In fact almost everyone who has ever met and spoken to this man [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating hates his guts]]. Even his long-time accomplice Tobi, [[spoiler:aka Obito Uchiha]], [[EveryoneHasStandards reveals that he doesn't care for him all that much either]]. The only people who can tolerate him are Senju Hashirama, who was once his best friend, and Izuna, his brother, though Madara did everything he could to hate Hashirama and, in rejecting his assistance, essentially let Izuna die.
*** Also constantly referring to the Bijuu as filthy beasts certainly qualifies. Remember that it's been established that all the Tailed Beasts have their own names and feelings; Madara keeps alluding that the Bijuu are nothing more than mindless monsters running around unsupervised and that they deserved to have a leash tied around their necks. What a jerk.

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*** ** In fact almost everyone who has ever met and spoken to this man [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating hates his guts]]. Even his long-time accomplice Tobi, [[spoiler:aka Obito Uchiha]], [[EveryoneHasStandards reveals that he doesn't care for him all that much either]]. The only people who can tolerate him are Senju Hashirama, who was once his best friend, and Izuna, his brother, though Madara did everything he could to hate Hashirama and, in rejecting his assistance, essentially let Izuna die.
*** ** Also constantly referring to the Bijuu as filthy beasts certainly qualifies. Remember that it's been established that all the Tailed Beasts have their own names and feelings; Madara keeps alluding that the Bijuu are nothing more than mindless monsters running around unsupervised and that they deserved to have a leash tied around their necks. What a jerk.



-->'''Chief''': Humans and Yokai need to live together in peace. Why can't you make any human friends?
-->'''Naruto''': [[DeadpanSnarker Oh, like you have so many. I've never even seen one]]!
-->'''Chief''': Fool!!!! I had eight... UNTIL YOUR FATHER KILLED THEM! We took pity on the baby... it was dumb luck that saved you. Now you're a friendless, sullen brat.
-->'''Naruto''': If friends are so important... why don't you go join yours?
* Asuka Langley Soryu of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is practically the epitome of a jerkass who regularly announces that she hates everyone and everything at times of emotional intensity (which is mostly when she fails due to her own fault and tries to blame it on something else). She is not even trying to be playful or joking when she says she hates people; she almost always ''means'' it, especially in the case of Shinji or Rei for merely not being nice to her, despite the fact that they did absolutely nothing to deserve it; in other words, she hates them just for ''being'' there. There is a good reason for this, though: [[FreudianExcuse like all the main characters, she has an extremely traumatic past, which has instilled her with a severe inferiority complex]], for which she compensates by aggressively attempting to keep the people around her from getting too close to her, as she does not want anyone controlling or [[DontYouDarePityMe pitying]] her.
** Ryoji Kaji starts off as quite a jerkass himself, coming off as completely self-centered and his behavior toward Misato borders on sexual harassment. He's even introduced in the same episode as Asuka is, and while his debonair demeanor is more pleasant than her's, his actions for his first few episodes actually ''surpass'' her in sheer jerkassery. Once he and Misato's past together is uncovered and a misunderstanding between them cleared up, he drops the JerkassFacade and reveals that he's actually more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
** In the manga adaptation, both Asuka and Kaji [[TookALevelInKindness aren't half as bad as they were in the anime.]] [[TookALevelInJerkass KAWORU, on the other hand...]]

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-->'''Chief''': Humans and Yokai need to live together in peace. Why can't you make any human friends?
-->'''Naruto''':
friends?\\
'''Naruto''':
[[DeadpanSnarker Oh, like you have so many. I've never even seen one]]!
-->'''Chief''':
one]]!\\
'''Chief''':
Fool!!!! I had eight... UNTIL YOUR FATHER KILLED THEM! We took pity on the baby... it was dumb luck that saved you. Now you're a friendless, sullen brat.
-->'''Naruto''':
brat.\\
'''Naruto''':
If friends are so important... why don't you go join yours?
* Asuka Langley Soryu of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is practically the epitome of a jerkass who regularly announces that she hates everyone and everything at times of emotional intensity (which is mostly when she fails due to her own fault and tries to blame it on something else). She is not even trying to be playful or joking when she says she hates people; she almost always ''means'' it, especially in the case of Shinji or Rei for merely not being nice to her, despite the fact that they did absolutely nothing to deserve it; in other words, she hates them just for ''being'' there. There is a good reason for this, though: [[FreudianExcuse like all the main characters, she has an extremely traumatic past, which has instilled her with a severe inferiority complex]], for which she compensates by aggressively attempting to keep the people around her from getting too close to her, as she does not want anyone controlling or [[DontYouDarePityMe pitying]] her.
** Ryoji Kaji starts off as quite a jerkass himself, coming off as completely self-centered and his behavior toward Misato borders on sexual harassment. He's even introduced in the same episode as Asuka is, and while his debonair demeanor is more pleasant than her's, his actions for his first few episodes actually ''surpass'' her in sheer jerkassery. Once he and Misato's past together is uncovered and a misunderstanding between them cleared up, he drops the JerkassFacade and reveals that he's actually more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
** In the manga adaptation, both Asuka and Kaji [[TookALevelInKindness aren't half as bad as they were in the anime.]] [[TookALevelInJerkass KAWORU, on the other hand...]]
yours?



* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'':
** While James and Meowth have been played sympathetically many times since their first character development episodes, Jessie has always been the "nasty one" of the trio and doesn't get many episodes to herself. To her credit, she has had PetTheDog moments, like when she let Dustox go away to mate or her bond with a certain Blissey...but these are somewhat sparse.
** There's also Ash's Sinnoh rival Paul...whose methods of training make Kanto Gary seem tame by comparison. This was so bad [[EvenEvilHasStandards even Jessie was appalled by it]].

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* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'':
Franchise/{{Pokemon}}:
** While James and Meowth have been played sympathetically many times since their first character development episodes, Jessie has always been the "nasty one" of the trio and doesn't get many episodes to herself. To her credit, she has had PetTheDog moments, like when she let Dustox go away to mate or her bond with a certain Blissey... but these are somewhat sparse.
** There's also Ash's Sinnoh rival Paul... whose methods of training make Kanto Gary seem tame by comparison. This was so bad [[EvenEvilHasStandards even Jessie was appalled by it]].



-->'''Kaiba:''' Now do you understand why so many people love me, even though I'm the biggest dick in this entire show? It's because I'm [[YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Seto freakin' Kaiba]]!

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-->'''Kaiba:''' --->'''Kaiba:''' Now do you understand why so many people love me, even though I'm the biggest dick in this entire show? It's because I'm [[YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Seto freakin' Kaiba]]!
27th Apr '17 3:31:25 PM ReynTime250
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** [[AlphaBitch Hannah and Barbera]] however? They're bullies who always insult Akko because they like Diana and are much more stuck up than Diana herself. What makes it worse is that they never get in trouble for it. They're generally the [TheScrappy least favorite characters in the show]].

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** [[AlphaBitch Hannah and Barbera]] however? They're bullies who always insult Akko because they like Diana and are much more stuck up than Diana herself. What makes it worse is that they never get in trouble for it. They're generally the [TheScrappy [[TheScrappy least favorite characters in the show]].
27th Apr '17 1:19:07 PM ReynTime250
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* Diana Cavendish from ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' is a haughty stuck up girl out to prove the greatness of witches and due to being a pure-blooded witch, she looks down on muggle-born witches who had non magic parents, such as Akko.

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* Diana Cavendish from the ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' OVA is a haughty stuck up girl out to prove the greatness of witches and due to being a pure-blooded witch, she looks down on muggle-born witches who had non magic parents, such as Akko.Akko.
** Downplayed in the series itself, she's still slightly stuck up but she is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold shown to be much nicer]].
** [[AlphaBitch Hannah and Barbera]] however? They're bullies who always insult Akko because they like Diana and are much more stuck up than Diana herself. What makes it worse is that they never get in trouble for it. They're generally the [TheScrappy least favorite characters in the show]].
20th Apr '17 5:55:07 PM EpicLinkSam
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-->'''Kaiba:''' Now do you understand why so many people love me, even though I'm the biggest dick in this entire show? It's because I'm [[YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Seto freakin' Kaiba]]!
10th Feb '17 1:20:37 PM Blazer
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*** It should be noted, though, that these personalities was only for the original anime -- Rei was actually much nicer in the manga and Jadeite didn't have much of a chance to act sexist.
10th Feb '17 1:09:50 PM Blazer
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** In the first episode, ''Pikachu'' was this, treating Ash with contempt and mocking his inexperience and laughing at his failures. This changes with Ash saves his life from a flock of Spearow.
1st Jan '17 9:29:09 PM MYM
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'':
** Bakugou is mostly [[{{SmugSnake}} aloof]] and he doesn't even have a sympathetic excuse, just an explanation. Having been athletic from a young age and developing a rare Quirk gave him a huge complex, and even [[{{TheBully}} bullying]] [[{{TheHero}} Midoriya]] since childhood, but at leas he has a CharacterDevelopment in the later of the story.
** [[{{AbusiveParents}} Endeavor]], Shouto's father, also counts in fact that he's done more heinous acts than any of the named villains (at least before Stain was introduced), until All Might retired.
** Neito Monoma is much more worse than Bakugou, in fact that he constantly [[{{TheReasonYouSuckSpeech}} berating Class 1-A]] and acting so [[{{SmugSnake}} arrogant]] causing even [[{{NiceGirl}} Itsuka Kendou]] to stop and criticizing him for his behavior.
18th Dec '16 5:55:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' has a cast that's almost all villains, but even among them, [[spoiler:Chaka]] stands out for sheer Jerkassery. From the moment we see him [[spoiler:he gets a call on his cell when he's supposed to be in a meeting, and tells his girlfriend that for calling him when he said not to call, he's going to knock some of her teeth out]] to later [[spoiler:when he beats Rock without any provocation on Rock's part, to try to get Revy either interested in him or into a gunfight -- the concepts are mixed in his mind]] and his final exploit where [[spoiler:he kidnaps Yukio, strips her half-naked with the help of his {{Mooks}} and plans to rape her and sell her into sexual slavery]], he goes on in the same old way. He also [[BadBoss treats his own men horribly]], [[spoiler: including beating one of them up for a hypocritical reason, criticizing them for hiding behind cover and making them fight in the open {Which gets them killed}, and shooting his last 3 men left just because they annoyed him]]. He gets his comeuppance big-time when [[spoiler:Ginji Matsuzaki, the {{Badass}} guardian of Yukio, slices up his gun, chops off his hands, and sends him into a swimming pool to drown]].

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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' has a cast that's almost all villains, but even among them, [[spoiler:Chaka]] stands out for sheer Jerkassery. From the moment we see him [[spoiler:he gets a call on his cell when he's supposed to be in a meeting, and tells his girlfriend that for calling him when he said not to call, he's going to knock some of her teeth out]] to later [[spoiler:when he beats Rock without any provocation on Rock's part, to try to get Revy either interested in him or into a gunfight -- the concepts are mixed in his mind]] and his final exploit where [[spoiler:he kidnaps Yukio, strips her half-naked with the help of his {{Mooks}} and plans to rape her and sell her into sexual slavery]], he goes on in the same old way. He also [[BadBoss treats his own men horribly]], [[spoiler: including beating one of them up for a hypocritical reason, criticizing them for hiding behind cover and making them fight in the open {Which gets them killed}, and shooting his last 3 men left just because they annoyed him]]. He gets his comeuppance big-time when [[spoiler:Ginji Matsuzaki, the {{Badass}} badass guardian of Yukio, slices up his gun, chops off his hands, and sends him into a swimming pool to drown]].
24th Nov '16 3:44:58 AM flodoris
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** Madara Uchiha. [[spoiler:Or, more specifically, both the real Madara Uchiha and Tobi/Obito Uchiha. The former is exceptionally arrogant and enjoys talking down to his opponents. The latter launched a deadly attack at Naruto, and when Neji ended up dying from TakingTheBullet for him (as well as for Hinata, who was also planning on doing so), he mocked Naruto for failing to live up to his promise not to let his comrades die]].
*** [[spoiler:The real Madara Uchiha is such a dick that not even Kurama, the ''nine-tailed fox'', can stand him. The moment the man came on to the scene, Kurama immediately initiated an EnemyMine with Naruto, who he has served as an EnemyWithin for most of the series. It's to the point where one could easily argue that anybody halfway decent and had the displeasure of meeting him hates his guts.]]

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** Madara Uchiha. [[spoiler:Or, more specifically, both the real Madara Uchiha and Tobi/Obito Uchiha. The former is exceptionally arrogant and enjoys talking down to his opponents. The latter launched a deadly attack at Naruto, and when Neji ended up dying from TakingTheBullet for him (as well as for Hinata, who was also planning on doing so), he mocked Naruto for failing to live up to his promise not to let his comrades die]].
*** [[spoiler:The real
Madara Uchiha is such a dick that not even Kurama, the ''nine-tailed fox'', can nine-tailed fox, a self-proclaimed "living mass of malevolence," can't stand him. The moment the man came on to the scene, Kurama immediately initiated an EnemyMine with Naruto, who he has served as an EnemyWithin for most of the series. It's to Uchiha Madara is pretty much the point where one could easily argue biggest dick in the entire series, and that anybody halfway decent says a lot.
*** In fact almost everyone who has ever met
and had the displeasure of meeting him spoken to this man [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating hates his guts.]]guts]]. Even his long-time accomplice Tobi, [[spoiler:aka Obito Uchiha]], [[EveryoneHasStandards reveals that he doesn't care for him all that much either]]. The only people who can tolerate him are Senju Hashirama, who was once his best friend, and Izuna, his brother, though Madara did everything he could to hate Hashirama and, in rejecting his assistance, essentially let Izuna die.
*** Also constantly referring to the Bijuu as filthy beasts certainly qualifies. Remember that it's been established that all the Tailed Beasts have their own names and feelings; Madara keeps alluding that the Bijuu are nothing more than mindless monsters running around unsupervised and that they deserved to have a leash tied around their necks. What a jerk.
18th Oct '16 9:49:30 AM WaxingName
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* Dio Brando from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is well known for being the biggest jerkass in the whole series, most of the problems and bad things that happen in this series are somehow related to him, he also has a pretty twisted sense of humor and way to deal with people he doesn't care about, even going as far as forcing a woman to eat her own baby just for his own amusement.

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* Dio Brando from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is well known for being the biggest jerkass in the whole series, most of the problems and bad things that happen in this series are somehow related to him, he also has a pretty twisted sense of humor and way to deal with people he doesn't care about, even going as far as forcing a woman to eat her own baby just for his own amusement.
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