History Jerkass / LiveActionTV

5th Jan '18 3:04:02 PM gb00393
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** Polliver is this to the prisoners, whom he treats with sadistic contempt.
24th Dec '17 6:47:45 AM WillBGood
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* ''Series/GeorgeLopez": George's mother Benny often treats him with disdain and makes joke at his and his family's expense, George's father Manny was also one for running out on Benny and George and never giving them any money when they needed it.

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* ''Series/GeorgeLopez": ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'': George's mother Benny often treats him with disdain and makes joke at his and his family's expense, George's father Manny was also one for running out on Benny and George and never giving them any money when they needed it.
10th Dec '17 3:51:57 PM nombretomado
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** In the early seasons, Lionel Luthor, while AffablyEvil, shows definite signs of legitimate jerkassery, mostly toward his son Lex but toward other characters as well. One Season 3 episode had Lionel mockingly compare Clark to [[DonQuixote Sancho Panza]] for believing Lex's story about Lionel conspiring with Morgan Edge to murder his parents.

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** In the early seasons, Lionel Luthor, while AffablyEvil, shows definite signs of legitimate jerkassery, mostly toward his son Lex but toward other characters as well. One Season 3 episode had Lionel mockingly compare Clark to [[DonQuixote [[Literature/DonQuixote Sancho Panza]] for believing Lex's story about Lionel conspiring with Morgan Edge to murder his parents.
29th Nov '17 5:17:19 PM ClintEastwood
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** First Doctor companion Steven Taylor starts out as a bit of one in "The Time Meddler" due to his hot temper and [[NoSocialSkills his social skills being severely damaged]] by a [[PeopleZoo long period of imprisonment and isolation]]. He tends to [[MaliciousMisnaming semi-maliciously forget the Doctor hates being called 'Doc']], pick fights with people in normal conversation, and physically attacks a passer-by to get information off them instead of just asking like a reasonable person (which Vicki calls him out on).
** [[DysfunctionJunction Every]] crew member in "The Robots of Death" is a jerk, but Borg is the most pointlessly nasty and spiteful. His EstablishingCharacterMoment is describing a freak accident where a robot masseuse pulled off a man's arm, to a man having his arm massaged by a robot. He constantly interrupts other characters when they try and talk, makes (empty) death threats to his coworkers in order to control them, and then when called on it immediately backtracks and protests that he's done nothing wrong. He slaps Jelly Babies out of the Doctor's hand, and starts choking him in response to a sarcastic joke the Doctor makes at his expense. At one point he becomes affronted that people are accusing him of murdering his friends, causing Zilda to retort, "you don't have any friends!"
** Jeremy Baines and most of his fellow bullies in "Human Nature". Being [[AssholeVictim possessed by an insane alien]] doesn't help much.
** Even worse are the passengers in "Midnight". While the whole repeating thing was a bit creepy, it didn't justify [[spoiler:their attempts to throw the Doctor and Sky off of the vehicle into the instantly lethal sun.]]

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** First Doctor companion Steven Taylor starts out as a bit of one in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E9TheTimeMeddler The Time Meddler" Meddler]]" due to his hot temper and [[NoSocialSkills his social skills being severely damaged]] by a [[PeopleZoo long period of imprisonment and isolation]]. He tends to [[MaliciousMisnaming semi-maliciously forget the Doctor hates being called 'Doc']], pick fights with people in normal conversation, and physically attacks a passer-by to get information off them instead of just asking like a reasonable person (which Vicki calls him out on).
** [[DysfunctionJunction Every]] crew member in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death" Death]]" is a jerk, but Borg is the most pointlessly nasty and spiteful. His EstablishingCharacterMoment is describing a freak accident where a robot masseuse pulled off a man's arm, to a man having his arm massaged by a robot. He constantly interrupts other characters when they try and talk, makes (empty) death threats to his coworkers in order to control them, and then when called on it immediately backtracks and protests that he's done nothing wrong. He slaps Jelly Babies out of the Doctor's hand, and starts choking him in response to a sarcastic joke the Doctor makes at his expense. At one point he becomes affronted that people are accusing him of murdering his friends, causing Zilda to retort, "you don't have any friends!"
** Jeremy Baines and most of his fellow bullies in "Human Nature"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Human Nature]]". Being [[AssholeVictim possessed by an insane alien]] doesn't help much.
** Even worse are the passengers in "Midnight"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight Midnight]]". While the whole repeating thing was a bit creepy, it didn't justify [[spoiler:their attempts to throw the Doctor and Sky off of the vehicle into the instantly lethal sun.]]
28th Aug '17 3:18:49 AM handsonsocks
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** Debra is a shrieking, long suffering verbally abusive housewife.

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** Debra is a shrieking, long suffering verbally abusive and hypocritical housewife.
1st Aug '17 2:09:14 PM gb00393
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** Cersei is unfriendly or hostile by default, petty, vindictive, and an overall unpleasant person to be around. It goes without saying that she HatesSmallTalk.
30th Jul '17 5:05:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/StargateUniverse'': Ups the ante on Atlantis by having an entire cast composed of extreme jerkasses, with only one or two exceptions. But then it is pretty much [[XmeetsY Battlestargate]] [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Galactiverse]] (with the worst qualities of both). They do get better though, when Rush and Young come to an agreement and when Rush [[spoiler: sits in the Ancient chair and sees his wife die again.]] They all have moments, but in general the characters, except for Telford, have escaped from this trope. Telford may be stepping away from {{Jerkass}} territory, now that [[spoiler: he's no longer under the brainwashing influence of the Lucian Alliance]].

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* ''Series/StargateUniverse'': Ups the ante on Atlantis by having an entire cast composed of extreme jerkasses, with only one or two exceptions. But then it is pretty much [[XmeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Battlestargate]] [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Galactiverse]] (with the worst qualities of both). They do get better though, when Rush and Young come to an agreement and when Rush [[spoiler: sits in the Ancient chair and sees his wife die again.]] They all have moments, but in general the characters, except for Telford, have escaped from this trope. Telford may be stepping away from {{Jerkass}} territory, now that [[spoiler: he's no longer under the brainwashing influence of the Lucian Alliance]].
16th Jul '17 6:23:25 AM gb00393
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** Tywin Lannister. It is revealed in "Baelor" that Tyrion once made the mistake of falling in love with and marrying a whore his brother had secretly hired to sleep with him. So when Tywin found out, he ordered his entire garrison to rape her (each soldier paying, of course) and forced Tyrion to watch from beginning to end and then be the final participant then paying her more because a Lannister is worth more. In the books, Jaime eventually confessed in ''A Storm of Swords'', the Season 4 counterpart, that she wasn't actually a whore, she was a genuinely good poor girl who loved Tyrion and Tywin destroyed the only genuine love and happiness he ever had.

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** Tywin Lannister. It is revealed in "Baelor" that Tyrion once made the mistake of falling in love with and marrying a whore his brother had secretly hired to sleep with him. So when Tywin found out, he ordered his entire garrison to rape her (each soldier paying, of course) and forced Tyrion to watch from beginning to end and then be the final participant then paying pay her more because a Lannister is worth more. In the books, Jaime eventually confessed in ''A Storm of Swords'', the Season 4 counterpart, that she wasn't actually a whore, she was a genuinely good poor girl who loved Tyrion and Tywin destroyed the only genuine love and happiness he ever had.
16th Jul '17 6:22:32 AM gb00393
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** Tywin Lannister. It is revealed in "Baelor" that Tyrion once made the mistake of falling in love with and marrying a whore his brother had secretly hired to sleep with him. So when Tywin found out, he ordered his entire garrison to rape her (each soldier paying, of course) and forced Tyrion to watch from beginning to end and then be the final participant then paying her more because a Lannister is worth more. In the books, Jaime eventually confessed in ''A Storm of Swords'', the Season 4 counterpart, that she wasn't actually a whore, she was a genuinely good poor girl who loved Tyrion and Tywin destroyed the only genuine love and happiness he ever had.
22nd Jun '17 9:22:23 AM gb00393
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