History Jerkass / VideoGames

20th Apr '17 8:48:35 PM Troperr2016
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** Zeus, the king of Olympus and Kratos' father is also considered to be a huge jerk as well. First off, he cheats on Hera constantly and fathered many illegitimate children just like he did in Greek mythology. In the sequel, he decides to betray and murder Kratos just to prevent a prophecy from being fulfilled, which ironically ends up being fulfilled anyway after Kratos swears revenge. If that's not enough to convince gamers that Zeus is a jerk, there is also the scene where he destroys Sparta and murders innocents there just to punish Kratos and then Zeus tortures and beats Hephaestus just for lying to him and then kidnaps Hephaestus' daughter, Pandora while treating her as a thing or object and not as a human being. Athena comes to the conclusion that Zeus behaved this way because he was infected with the evil fear, which Kratos unknowingly released from Pandora's box.
** Ares is a huge jerk as he is shown to be very arrogant and obsessed with killing while in the first game, he invades and tries to destroy Athens just to spite Athena for being Zeus' favorite child. His worst act in the series was when he "repaid" Kratos for his servitude to Ares by tricking him into killing his own family just because Ares believe that Kratos' family was an obstacle in Kratos' path of becoming a great and powerful warrior.


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** Hera also applies for mostly the same reasons as Hermes. She frequently despises Zeus' illegitimate children, made rude and sarcastic comments during the boss fight against Hercules, and them she rudely insulted Pandora in the maze, which really angered Kratos and made him snap Hera's neck in a fit of rage. Many fans saw this as a good comeuppance for Hera.
** Most of the characters and gods in the series are portrayed as having a good amount of jerkassery in them. The gods in particular only took a level in that because of the fact that they got infected by the evil that Kratos accidentally unleashed on them.
10th Apr '17 11:25:17 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} Jin Kisaragi]] of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', pictured to the right. He's even named the God of the trope. He's apparently "not good with people" and admittedly in flashbacks it's shown that he was once a reasonably decent guy, if usually callous and indifferent to normal peoples' suffering. But hearing his hated/beloved brother is alive evidently snaps even this fragile remnant of his sanity and pushes him into full-out [[AxCrazy mad psychosis.]] He has been lately getting a little better, but he still remains a colossal dick, especially to Noel Vermillion (long story).

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* [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} Jin Kisaragi]] Kisaragi of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', pictured to the right. He's even named the God of the trope.right. He's apparently "not good with people" and admittedly in flashbacks it's shown that he was once a reasonably decent guy, if usually callous and indifferent to normal peoples' suffering. But hearing his hated/beloved brother is alive evidently snaps even this fragile remnant of his sanity and pushes him into full-out [[AxCrazy mad psychosis.]] He has been lately getting a little better, but he still remains a colossal dick, especially to Noel Vermillion (long story).
26th Mar '17 2:43:20 PM nombretomado
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* Waka in {{Okami}} comes off this way, given that he goes out of his way to come to blows with Amaterasu every time the player encounters him, and although he's not ThatOneBoss, his fights are tough for someone that the player shouldn't be fighting in the first place...

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* Waka in {{Okami}} ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' comes off this way, given that he goes out of his way to come to blows with Amaterasu every time the player encounters him, and although he's not ThatOneBoss, his fights are tough for someone that the player shouldn't be fighting in the first place...
12th Mar '17 3:40:27 PM TomPhanto
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** The BigBad of VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon, [[spoiler: Lusamine. At first she appears to be a kindly woman running the Aether Foundation to help Pokémon across the region. But after you visit Aether Paradise the second time, she is revealed to be a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], [[TheSociopath abusive]], and [[PsychopathicManChild mentally unstable]] woman who even calls her own children ugly and only cares about herself as well as Nihilego and The Ultra Beasts.]]
5th Mar '17 5:14:09 PM nombretomado
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* Warden Celia from ''DungeonSiege 2'' is a total bitch not just to you, but to ''everyone else''. In fact, it's practically a RunningGag that the other Dryads chide her for being too harsh, and she responds by chiding them for being too ''soft''. [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, she does a FaceHeelTurn and becomes the BigBad's [[TheDragon dragon]] in ''Broken World''.]]
** From the same game, Finala is a whiny, obnoxiously self centered and arrogant bitch who constantly elevates herself above the rest of the party. In fact, at one point you literally have to grovel and suck up to her and tell her how much you suck compared to her to advance the plot.

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Warden Celia from ''DungeonSiege 2'' is a total bitch not just to you, but to ''everyone else''. In fact, it's practically a RunningGag that the other Dryads chide her for being too harsh, and she responds by chiding them for being too ''soft''. [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, she does a FaceHeelTurn and becomes the BigBad's [[TheDragon dragon]] in ''Broken World''.]]
** From the same game, Finala is a whiny, obnoxiously self centered and arrogant bitch who constantly elevates herself above the rest of the party. In fact, at one point you literally have to grovel and suck up to her and tell her how much you suck compared to her to advance the plot.
24th Feb '17 11:56:50 AM KeithM
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** In the fourth game, much trouble could have been avoided if First Minister Jinn stopped being an arrogant ass for about two minutes and actually listened to what people were trying to tell her.
24th Feb '17 11:36:01 AM rjd1922
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** Byakuya Togami, the Ultimate Affluent Progeny. In addition to [[InsufferableGenius treating his classmates with contempt for being less talented than he is]], he initially treats the killings as a game and even openly contemplates trying to kill someone and graduate. [[spoiler:He also knows who the second murderer is, but withholds that knowledge and rearranges the crime scene in order to see who would be most likely to catch him. He becomes somewhat more cooperative later on, but he still acts arrogant and dismissive toward most peopl]].

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** Byakuya Togami, the Ultimate Affluent Progeny. In addition to [[InsufferableGenius treating his classmates with contempt for being less talented than he is]], he initially treats the killings as a game and even openly contemplates trying to kill someone and graduate. [[spoiler:He also knows who the second murderer is, but withholds that knowledge and rearranges the crime scene in order to see who would be most likely to catch him. He becomes somewhat more cooperative later on, but he still acts arrogant and dismissive toward most peopl]].people]].



** In the sequel, there's Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu, the Ultimate Yakuza, who refuses to associate with the group, and contemptuously describes cooperation and friendship as having no place in a killing game. [[spoiler:While he's responsible for the second murder happening, he doesn't kill anyone himself, and after losing his childhood friend Peko, and then losing an eye while trying to save her, he develops into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who's still short-tempered and abrasive, but is willing to help and even sacrifice himself for the others]].

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** In the sequel, there's Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu, Kuzuryu, the Ultimate Yakuza, who refuses to associate with the group, and contemptuously describes cooperation and friendship as having no place in a killing game. [[spoiler:While he's responsible for the second murder happening, he doesn't kill anyone himself, and after losing his childhood friend Peko, and then losing an eye while trying to save her, he develops into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who's still short-tempered and abrasive, but is willing to help and even sacrifice himself for the others]].
31st Dec '16 4:57:29 PM TomPhanto
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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': Perhaps the most dangerous [[HeroicBSOD Affliction]] your heroes can suffer is becoming Abusive, as all of a sudden they will start belting out insults left and right, and belittling their party members for every little thing, even if they're ''healing'' the abusive party member. Even the kindest, most understanding fellows in the group will verbally abuse their teammates with little provocation once afflicted. This will quickly stress their partners out, which usually gets some DisasterDominoes started.

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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': Perhaps the most dangerous [[HeroicBSOD Affliction]] your heroes can suffer is becoming Abusive, as all of a sudden they will start belting out insults left and right, and belittling their party members for every little thing, even if they're ''healing'' the abusive party member. Even the kindest, most understanding fellows in the group will verbally abuse their teammates with little provocation once afflicted. This will quickly stress their partners out, which usually gets some DisasterDominoes started.started.
* ''VideoGame/{{Huniepop}}'': Audrey Belrose is the biggest jerk of the main eight girls the character dates. She's a rude AlphaBitch who constantly swears and yells at everyone and only cares about partying, drugs, and alcohol. During her interactions with [[GlamorousSingleMother Kyanna]], she calls her a whore and yells at her because she's never satisfied with how she does her hair. And she keeps a nasty attitude even when dating the player character.
28th Dec '16 9:14:45 PM shonengirl
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** Your rival, [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Silver]], in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', ''Crystal'', and its remakes ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''. He stole his first Pokemon, abuses his Pokemon, doesn't care about them whatsoever, abuses ''you'' mentally and physically, and, in the remakes, infamously rips off your Team Rocket disguise just when you were about to infiltrate the invaded Radio tower, and even sometimes seems to act disturbingly like a borderline [[TheSociopath sociopath]]. Oh, and despite looks, [[KidsAreCruel he's only like 11/12]]. So bad is his jerkiness that most of the earlier manga felt the need to tone him down, even ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. He gets a HeelFaceTurn, but still...

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** Your rival, [[ArrogantKungFuGuy AKA Silver]], in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', ''Crystal'', and its remakes ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''. He stole his first Pokemon, Pokémon ''and'' his Sneasel, abuses his Pokemon, Pokémon, doesn't care about them whatsoever, abuses ''you'' mentally and physically, and, in the remakes, infamously rips off your Team Rocket disguise just when you were about to infiltrate the invaded Radio tower, and even sometimes seems to act disturbingly like a borderline [[TheSociopath sociopath]]. Oh, and despite looks, [[KidsAreCruel he's only like 11/12]]. So bad is his jerkiness that most of the earlier manga felt the need to tone him down, even ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. He gets a HeelFaceTurn, but still...



** It's revealed via event in the remakes, however, he has a FreudianExcuse for this; [[spoiler: his father abandoning him after Team Rocket's defeat at the hands of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], an 11-year-old boy, three years before, when he was only 8/9. Not wanting to be weak like his father, from then on he swore to become stronger at any cost]]. His HeelFaceTurn feels more genuine this time around thanks to this and his development becoming more visible, and it's very clear that while he still is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold pretty rough and somewhat abrasive, that he's trying his best to become a genuinely nicer person]]; especially if one takes into consideration the double battle in Kanto with him wanting to be on the same team as the player, and how in both the originals and the remakes his Golbat evolves into a Crobat, something that can only be achieved through [[ThePowerOfFriendship high friendship]]. Oh, and plus, he apparently tried to return the starter he stole, but Professor Elm told him to keep him anyway, because said Pokemon [[FireForgedFriends has grown to actually like him]]. Dawwww...
** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk and his predecessor rival, [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Blue Oak]]. He's a snotty, arrogant, immature brat who berates the player at every opportunity, waits to ambush him at every turn, including at the end of really tedious dungeons and [[GoddamnBats Zubat]] caves when you least expect it, has the really arrogant-sounding {{catchphrase}}s of "Bonjour" and "Smell ya later!", and throws a tantrum when he loses. This is probably best shown in ''Pokemon Yellow'' where he shoves away Red (the player) to nab the Eevee that was supposed to be given to his rival, and according to his grandfather Professor Oak he doesn't treat his Pokemon well. Oh, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the old manual of the original games]], he and Red [[UsedToBeASweetKid used to be the best of friends]] until Blue suddenly became a bully towards him one day, for no particular reason. Unlike Silver, there's no discernible reason why he's like this either other than KidsAreCruel and/or ItAmusedMe. There's a reason why so many people then and now, of all ages, love to [[HelloInsertNameHere name]] him "dicks" or "asshat" from their second playthrough onward, and that's he become practically an icon of video game jerks. He becomes nicer eventually though, while it takes until ''Gold and Silver'' for him to do so, and he always keeps a bit of an arrogant streak as part of his character.

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** It's revealed via event in the remakes, however, he has a FreudianExcuse for this; [[spoiler: his father abandoning him after Team Rocket's defeat at the hands of [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]], an 11-year-old boy, three years before, when he was only 8/9. Not wanting to be weak like his father, from then on he swore to become stronger at any cost]]. His HeelFaceTurn feels more genuine this time around thanks to this and his development becoming more visible, and it's very clear that while he still is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold pretty rough and somewhat abrasive, that he's trying his best to become a genuinely nicer person]]; especially if one takes into consideration the double battle in Kanto with him wanting to be on the same team as the player, and how in both the originals and the remakes his Golbat evolves into a Crobat, something that can only be achieved through [[ThePowerOfFriendship high friendship]]. Oh, and plus, he apparently tried to return the starter he stole, but Professor Elm told him to keep him anyway, because said Pokemon [[FireForgedFriends has grown to actually like him]]. Dawwww...
** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk and his predecessor rival, [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Blue Oak]]. He's a snotty, arrogant, immature brat who berates the player at every opportunity, waits to ambush him at every turn, including at the end of really tedious dungeons and [[GoddamnBats Zubat]] caves when you least expect it, has the really arrogant-sounding {{catchphrase}}s of "Bonjour" and "Smell ya later!", talks like the player needs to improve even after he loses, and throws overall speaks in a tantrum when he loses.rapid-fire way that is deliberately written to get on your nerves as much as possible. This is probably best shown in ''Pokemon Yellow'' where he shoves away Red (the player) to nab the Eevee that was supposed to be given to his rival, and according to his grandfather Professor Oak he doesn't treat his Pokemon well. Oh, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the old manual of the original games]], he and Red [[UsedToBeASweetKid used to be the best of friends]] until Blue suddenly became a bully towards him one day, for no particular reason. Unlike day. And unlike Silver, there's no discernible reason given why he's like this either other than KidsAreCruel and/or ItAmusedMe.either. There's a reason why so many people then and now, of all ages, love to [[HelloInsertNameHere name]] him "dicks" or "asshat" from their second playthrough onward, and that's he become practically an icon of video game jerks. He becomes much nicer eventually though, while it takes until ''Gold and Silver'' for him to do so, and he always keeps a bit of an arrogant streak as part of his character.character.
21st Dec '16 9:47:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** Clair, the eighth Johto Gym Leader, is quite the arrogant bitch. She refuses to give you the final Badge even after you beat her until you pass the Dragons' Den test... and in ''Crystal'', even after you pass she STILL refuses to give it up until the shrine elder threatens to report her to her cousin ''[[{{Badass}} Lance]]''.

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** Clair, the eighth Johto Gym Leader, is quite the arrogant bitch. She refuses to give you the final Badge even after you beat her until you pass the Dragons' Den test... and in ''Crystal'', even after you pass she STILL refuses to give it up until the shrine elder threatens to report her to her cousin ''[[{{Badass}} Lance]]''.''Lance''.
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