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4th Mar '18 10:10:19 PM Upcomew
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* ''Literature/TheMagicPudding'': Albert.
17th Jan '18 6:36:18 AM Derkhan
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* Kallor from ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is not a friendly fellow by any stretch of the word and of the opinion that bastardry is inherent in human nature, and as such every nasty thing he does and says is justified.

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* High King Kallor from the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is not a friendly fellow by any stretch of the word and of the opinion that bastardry is inherent in human nature, and as such every nasty thing he does and says is justified.
24th Dec '17 6:25:53 AM WillBGood
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** [[DeadpanSnarker Ford Prefect]] doesn't show any sympathy towards his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best mate]] [[UnfazedEveryman Arthur Dent]] about [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth getting blown up]] and all he really cares about is getting drunk and dancing with girls. But you have to remember that Ford was the one who saved Arthur from Earth's demolition in the first place, and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold deep down Ford reall cares about him.]]

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** [[DeadpanSnarker Ford Prefect]] doesn't show any sympathy towards his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best mate]] [[UnfazedEveryman Arthur Dent]] about [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth getting blown up]] and all he really cares about is getting drunk and dancing with girls. But you have to remember that Ford was the one who saved Arthur from Earth's demolition in the first place, and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold deep down Ford reall really cares about him.]]
24th Dec '17 6:25:23 AM WillBGood
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** [[DeadpanSnarker Ford Prefect]] doesn't show any sympathy towards his [[HetrosexualLifePartners best mate]] [[UnfazedEveryman Arthur Dent]] about [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth getting blown up]] and all he really cares about is getting drunk and dancing with girls. But you have to remember that Ford was the one who saved Arthur from Earth's demolition in the first place, and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold deep down Ford reall cares about him.]]

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** [[DeadpanSnarker Ford Prefect]] doesn't show any sympathy towards his [[HetrosexualLifePartners [[HeterosexualLifePartners best mate]] [[UnfazedEveryman Arthur Dent]] about [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth getting blown up]] and all he really cares about is getting drunk and dancing with girls. But you have to remember that Ford was the one who saved Arthur from Earth's demolition in the first place, and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold deep down Ford reall cares about him.]]
24th Dec '17 6:23:25 AM WillBGood
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** Dudley Dursley starts out as a mean bully and spoiled brat. One of the first times Harry used magic unconsciously was due to Dudley and his gang chasing Harry with intent to hurt him, prompting Harry to fly onto the roof. When Harry saved him from Dementors in Book 5, WordOfGod says that when he was having his soul sucked out, he saw [[spoiler:every memory of himself objectively, causing a massive MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment for him]]. From then, he starts becoming better with Harry and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in the last book, the two finally patch up. WordOfGod says they're on Christmas card relations]].

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** Dudley Dursley starts out as a mean bully and spoiled brat. One of the first times Harry used magic unconsciously was due to Dudley and his gang chasing Harry with intent to hurt him, prompting Harry to fly onto the roof. When Harry saved him from Dementors in Book 5, WordOfGod says that when he was having his soul sucked out, he saw [[spoiler:every memory of himself objectively, causing a massive MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment for him]]. From then, he starts becoming better with Harry and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in the last book, the two finally patch up. ]] WordOfGod says they're on Christmas card relations]].relations.
24th Dec '17 6:19:34 AM WillBGood
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* Roald Dahl's ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''
** Agatha Trunchbull.
** Also, Harry Wormwood, whose used-car company sells cars -at outrageous prices - that only survive for a few miles. Because their engines are filled with ''sawdust''. He deals in stolen parts, and uses a drill to turn the miles back on old cars. And then there's how he acts around Matilda.

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* Roald Dahl's ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''
** Agatha Trunchbull.
** Also, Harry Wormwood, whose used-car company sells cars -at outrageous prices -
Name a Creator/RoaldDahl work that only survive for a few miles. Because their engines are filled with ''sawdust''. He deals ''doesn't'' have at least one Jerkass in stolen parts, and uses a drill to turn the miles back on old cars. And then there's how he acts around Matilda.it. It ain't easy!
1st Jun '17 7:24:19 PM nombretomado
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* Nynaeve al'Meara and especially Elayne Trakand from the ''Literature/WheelOfTime''; they have all the negatives of Aes Sedai, (aloof, egotistical, and rude), and none of the positives (wisdom). They frequently get captured due to not having backup, and when they are saved they never thank anyone. The ultimate example is when they are captured by members of the Black Ajah, and are taken to the Stone of Tear, a fortress that has never been captured, and is only fated to be captured when the Dragon is reborn. Mat Cauthon learns this, he and Juilin Sandar go into the Stone of Tear, defeat several highly trained guards, duel a High Lord of Tear, and rescue them, and they respond by storming off. It's not until they are told to apologize by Elayne's best friend, Aviendha, and her Warder Birgitte that they do apologize. Then Elayne mocks Mat for being raped multiple times by a woman, after having first annulled her promise to treat him with respect when she thought that he was the criminal and not the victim.

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* Nynaeve al'Meara and especially Elayne Trakand from the ''Literature/WheelOfTime''; ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''; they have all the negatives of Aes Sedai, (aloof, egotistical, and rude), and none of the positives (wisdom). They frequently get captured due to not having backup, and when they are saved they never thank anyone. The ultimate example is when they are captured by members of the Black Ajah, and are taken to the Stone of Tear, a fortress that has never been captured, and is only fated to be captured when the Dragon is reborn. Mat Cauthon learns this, he and Juilin Sandar go into the Stone of Tear, defeat several highly trained guards, duel a High Lord of Tear, and rescue them, and they respond by storming off. It's not until they are told to apologize by Elayne's best friend, Aviendha, and her Warder Birgitte that they do apologize. Then Elayne mocks Mat for being raped multiple times by a woman, after having first annulled her promise to treat him with respect when she thought that he was the criminal and not the victim.
12th May '17 10:45:34 AM Edvardelis
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* In later volumes of Creator/TerryGoodkind's Literature/SwordOfTruth series, after he became a rabid objectivist, he had a tendency to write his views into his books in the most blatant way possible; by having his "good" characters stop the story for pages and pages at a time, so that they can speechify to those around them (and thus, the reader), expounding upon Goodkind's views in a ham-fisted fashion that left no doubt in anyone's minds that this was just Goodkind preaching at us. Anyone who was shown disagreeing with this was portrayed not only as wrong, but irredeemably evil, and those nay-sayers who were important to the plot would ultimately prove themselves to be rapists and child molesters. This had the undesired but very present effect of making it seem like all of Goodkind's "heroes" were total jerkasses, unable to accept any viewpoint but their own. After all, this is the series that had its ''hero'' kick a little girl in the face with such force that she went into a coma and her healers weren't sure if she would ever wake up!

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* In later volumes of Creator/TerryGoodkind's Literature/SwordOfTruth series, after he became a rabid objectivist, he had a tendency to write his views into his books in the most blatant way possible; by having his "good" characters stop the story for pages and pages at a time, so that they can speechify to those around them (and thus, the reader), expounding upon Goodkind's views in a ham-fisted fashion that left no doubt in anyone's minds that this was just Goodkind preaching at us. Anyone who was shown disagreeing with this was portrayed not only as wrong, but irredeemably evil, and those nay-sayers who were important to the plot would ultimately prove themselves to be rapists and child molesters. This had the undesired but very present effect of making it seem like all of Goodkind's "heroes" were total jerkasses, unable to accept any viewpoint but their own. After all, this is the series that had its ''hero'' kick a little girl in the face with such force that she went into a coma and her healers weren't sure if she would ever wake up!up! (In fairness, she turns out to be an AssholeVictim and an EnfantTerrible.)
30th Apr '17 6:53:43 PM Segal991
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* Everybody in ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' has their moments (it's what makes it a BlackComedy), but Rodrick... well, let's just say that if [[AssholeVictim his body is found in a ditch somewhere]], [[CainAndAbel it's not hard to figure who the prime suspect will be.]]

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* Everybody in ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' has their moments (it's what makes it a BlackComedy), moments, but Rodrick... well, let's just say here are some characters that if [[AssholeVictim stand out:
** Manny is spoiled, whines a lot to get
his body way (it always works too), [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling enjoys frustrating his older brothers]], and [[MoralEventHorizon nearly killed his entire family]] [[DisproportionateRetribution simply because they didn't teach him to tie his shoes.]]
** Rodrick
is found in a ditch somewhere]], [[CainAndAbel it's not hard to figure who probably the prime suspect will be.]]offender for this, since he abuses Greg all the time, even when the latter did nothing to bother him.
** Greg is not a good friend at all to Rowley, and is okay with letting Rowley take the blame for things he did.
** Frank makes his kids (except for Manny) do activities they hate.
** Heather Hills is selfish, doesn't like to help anyone, and [[BigSisterBully is mean to her younger sister Holly.]]
** Mr. Jefferson is rude, usually instantly assumes Greg is the culprit whenever something bad happens, and is even more strict than Frank.
20th Mar '17 10:35:07 AM GothicProphet
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** Fëanor and his seven sons. Fëanor attacks the Teleri, steals their ships, then burns them, abandoning his half-brother to cross the Helcaraxë.
** [[JerkassGods The Vala]] Morgoth.
** Turin Turambar, a rare example of EmoTeen in heroic fantasy.
** Ar-Pharazôn The Golden of Númenor, who is jerkass enough to estabilish a ReligionOfEvil and to strive nothing less than overlordship of the whole world.

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** Fëanor and his seven sons. Fëanor attacks the Teleri, steals their ships, then burns them, abandoning his half-brother to cross the Helcaraxë.
Helcaraxë. His sons commit two more Kinslayings, and [[TokenEvilTeammate Celegorm and Curufin]] get their cousin Finrod killed and abduct Lúthien.
** Eöl and his son Maeglin. Eöl abducts Aredhel and marries her, keeps her prisoner in his forest and murders her when she escapes. Maeglin [[KissingCousins lusts after his cousin]] Idril, betrays Gondolin to Morgoth, and [[WouldHurtAChild tries to murder Idril's son Eärendil]].
** [[JerkassGods The Vala]] Morgoth.
Morgoth. He's responsible for all the misery the characters suffer.
** Turin Turambar, a rare example of EmoTeen in heroic fantasy.
fantasy. He boasts such great accomplishments as: murdering his friend (granted, he mistook him for an Orc), indirectly causing the destruction of Nargothrond, and being a right bastard to everyone.
** Ar-Pharazôn The Golden of Númenor, who is jerkass enough to estabilish establish a ReligionOfEvil and to strive nothing less than overlordship of the whole world.
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