History Jerkass / Literature

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.
20th Mar '17 10:26:16 AM GothicProphet
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** Thingol sends Beren to a fate he considers certain death. He gets better.
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%%* Fëanor in ''The Silmarillion''. Morgoth will also qualify, as [[JerkassGods he is a vala]].
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** Thingol sends Beren Beren, his daughter's fiancé, to a fate he considers certain death. He gets better.
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death.
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Fëanor in ''The Silmarillion''. Morgoth will also qualify, as and his seven sons. Fëanor attacks the Teleri, steals their ships, then burns them, abandoning his half-brother to cross the Helcaraxë.
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[[JerkassGods he is a vala]].
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The Vala]] Morgoth.
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Turin Turambar, a rare example of EmoTeen in heroic fantasy.
13th Feb '17 10:09:44 AM Kakai
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* Doc Noble in ''Literature/OtherPeoplesHeroes'' is incredibly powerful and also very much an ass to everyone including his girlfriend, Miss Sinistah. [[spoiler:He's also killed several superpowered people who caught on to the sinister underpinnings of the organization]].

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* Doc Noble in ''Literature/OtherPeoplesHeroes'' is incredibly powerful and also very much an ass to everyone everyone, including his girlfriend, Miss Sinistah. [[spoiler:He's also killed several superpowered people who caught on to the sinister underpinnings of the organization]].organization]].
* Corlant of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' seems to have a goal of antagonizing everyone he meets. He deliberately makes Iseult uncomfortable when she comes back home to show her who's the boss, threatens to take away Gretchya's powers if she doesn't sleep with him and acts with smug superiority towards Aeduen just because he knows the latter must obey him.
7th Feb '17 8:31:50 AM FuzzyBoots
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** Paul Krendler. He make's Starling's life a living hell for not only grandslamming the Buffalo Bill case, but also he made a pass at Clarice which she rejected. Twice. He's also a CorruptCop, working for Verger Mason and framing Starling.

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** Paul Krendler. He make's not only makes Starling's life a living hell for not only grandslamming the Buffalo Bill case, but also he made makes a pass at Clarice which she rejected. Twice. He's also a CorruptCop, working for Verger Mason and framing Starling.


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* Doc Noble in ''Literature/OtherPeoplesHeroes'' is incredibly powerful and also very much an ass to everyone including his girlfriend, Miss Sinistah. [[spoiler:He's also killed several superpowered people who caught on to the sinister underpinnings of the organization]].
26th Nov '16 3:25:48 PM nombretomado
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** Eustace Clarence Scrubb in ''[[ChroniclesOfNarnia The Voyage of the Dawn Treader]]''.
** Edmund Pevensie can be a jerkass in ''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'', at least to Lucy.

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** Eustace Clarence Scrubb in ''[[ChroniclesOfNarnia The Voyage of the Dawn Treader]]''.
''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.
** Edmund Pevensie can be a jerkass in ''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'', ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', at least to Lucy.
30th Oct '16 1:04:28 PM SimiOfDoom
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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.
24th Oct '16 9:53:19 AM sgamer82
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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series, the city guard of Ankh-Morpork tend to be this for reasons of intimidation and respect. Most of the Watch use psychologically brutal interrogation methods and tend to have a hit-or-miss approach to the whole "catching the right guy" thing, which is ironic since their commander, Sam Vimes, is known for being a strong proponent of judicial ideals, even if he is cynical as sin. They are arguably justified in their methods, given how outnumbered they are by the criminal element, and how entrenched into the city structure the said criminals are. However, the officers' sense of responsibility and respect for Vimes, coupled with their propensity for frightening retribution against those who have harmed their own, or committed high crimes, tend to manage crime with some measure of efficiency..

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series, the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}:'':
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city guard of Ankh-Morpork tend to be this for reasons of intimidation and respect. Most of the Watch use psychologically brutal interrogation methods and tend to have a hit-or-miss approach to the whole "catching the right guy" thing, which is ironic since their commander, Sam Vimes, is known for being a strong proponent of judicial ideals, even if he is cynical as sin. They are arguably justified in their methods, given how outnumbered they are by the criminal element, and how entrenched into the city structure the said criminals are. However, the officers' sense of responsibility and respect for Vimes, coupled with their propensity for frightening retribution against those who have harmed their own, or committed high crimes, tend to manage crime with some measure of efficiency..



%% He probably gets overlooked for being such a relatively minor character, but Blaise Zabini ([[AscendedExtra after he finally appears]]) turns out to be a real asshole.


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%% He probably gets overlooked for being such a relatively minor character, but Blaise Zabini ([[AscendedExtra after he finally appears]]) turns out to be a real asshole.
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