History Jerkass / WesternAnimation

18th Nov '17 2:55:48 AM Vir
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** In the first season, Harold was an obnoxious bully that loved to mock and push around Arnold. Though he's become more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold in later seasons.

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** In the first season, Harold was an obnoxious bully that loved to mock and push around Arnold. Though Arnold, though he's become more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold in later seasons.
13th Nov '17 11:39:16 AM MsCC93
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** Hayley, though far from Stan's level (yet) has Jerkass moments, notably in "Haylias" when after accidentally breaking Jeff's arm during a nightmare, she callously dumps him. [[LikeFatherLikeSon Makes you wonder what she will be like by the time she is her father's age...]]
** Steve has his moments, particularly in "Son of Stan" where he becomes extremely lazy and uncaring, though his clone Steve-Arino is even more obnoxious.



** The show has tons of jerks with the most well-known being, Eric Cartman. Possibly his Crowning Moment of Jerkassery: spending a huge inheritance on an amusement park, refusing to open it to the public, then running TV advertisements telling everyone that they can't come. Cartman examples could fill several pages, but the episode "Awesome-O" really stands out. Butters generally treats Cartman at least better than Stan and Kyle (though he has admitted not liking him much) and has never actively done anything to hurt him, or anybody. For no reason other than having material to humiliate Butters with (because he seems to get a kick out of taking advantage of Butters' naiveté), Cartman pretends to be Butters' new robot friend to find out his secrets. He doesn't feel guilty about it at any point either. That particular scheme however, backfired in several ways.

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** The show has tons of jerks with the most well-known being, Eric Cartman. He is one of the most infamous examples in western animation (bonus points for providing the page image of this trope). Possibly his Crowning Moment of Jerkassery: spending a huge inheritance on an amusement park, refusing to open it to the public, then running TV advertisements telling everyone that they can't come. Cartman examples could fill several pages, but the episode "Awesome-O" really stands out. Butters generally treats Cartman at least better than Stan and Kyle (though he has admitted not liking him much) and has never actively done anything to hurt him, or anybody. For no reason other than having material to humiliate Butters with (because he seems to get a kick out of taking advantage of Butters' naiveté), Cartman pretends to be Butters' new robot friend to find out his secrets. He doesn't feel guilty about it at any point either. That particular scheme however, backfired in several ways.



** Kyle's mom Sheila at times. Her overzealous attempts to make a "safer environment" for the town's kids involving starting a war with Canada and trying to kill Terrance and Phillip in cold blood. She can also be rather overbearing to her son, at times, to the point he is shown to be outright terrified of her.



** [=SpongeBob=] is usually a ditzy NiceGuy, but he occasionally lapses into being a jerk, especially in the post-movie seasons. The most infamous example of this is in "A Pal for Gary", where he chews out his pet snail for being mean to Puffy Fluffy even when it's clear that the new pet is actively trying to harm Gary.



** Mrs. Puff grabs the JerkassBall on "Demolition Doofus" when she attempts to ''murder'' [=SpongeBob=].
13th Nov '17 11:35:35 AM MsCC93
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** Cat can be selfish and greedy on occasion. One example is in "All About Cat", where he deliberately makes his conjoined twin brother Dog sick so that he could replace him in the lead role of a musical about Abraham Lincoln.
5th Oct '17 5:03:57 AM CaptainTedium
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* Coach Cadaver from ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' often talks down on the main characters and especially has it in for their teacher Max Schneider [[FantasticRacism for being the only human teacher at the school]].

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* Coach Cadaver from ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' often talks down on to the main characters and especially has it in for their teacher Max Schneider [[FantasticRacism for being the only human teacher at the school]].
5th Oct '17 5:01:43 AM CaptainTedium
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* Coach Cadaver from ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' often talks down on the main characters and especially has it in for their teacher Max Schneider [[FantasticRacism for being the only human teacher at the school]].
2nd Oct '17 2:07:09 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': The local AlphaBitch Mertle goes out of her way to make fun of Lilo and exclude her.

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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'': The local AlphaBitch Mertle goes out of her way to make fun of Lilo and exclude her.her.
** In [[Disney/LiloAndStitch the original film]], Stitch was also this before his CharacterDevelopment. He actually originally let himself be adopted by Lilo just to [[HumanShield use her as a shield]], which even his EvilGenius [[EvenEvilHasStandards creator disapproves of doing]].



** Michigan J. Frog has been a Jerkass for his entire existence, screwing around with people by singing and dancing, and then making them look crazy by acting like a normal frog when they try to get other people to see it. Later on, his jerkass tendencies got even stronger in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', where he taunts (in song) a turtle trying to get away from [[AndCallHimGeorge Elmyra]], and as mascot for TheWB, where, in early promos, he'd straight up [[YouSuck insult the viewers]] while praising the WB as an escape from [[YouSuck their crappy lives]]. [[ComedicSociopathy And he's hilarious]].

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** Michigan J. Frog has been a Jerkass for his entire existence, screwing around with people by singing and dancing, and then making them look crazy by acting like a normal frog when they try to get other people to see it. Later on, his jerkass tendencies got even stronger in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', where he taunts (in song) a turtle trying to get away from [[AndCallHimGeorge Elmyra]], and as mascot for TheWB, Creator/TheWB, where, in early promos, he'd straight up [[YouSuck insult the viewers]] while praising the WB as an escape from [[YouSuck their crappy lives]]. [[ComedicSociopathy And he's hilarious]].
7th Sep '17 6:53:01 PM VisitorAlex
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is a show FILLED with jerks. Their levels of jerkassery, however, ranges like a spectrum, from "completely evil jerkass" to "sympathetic JerkassWoobie:"
** The most obvious in the former category are Magic Man, Xergiok, and the Tree Witch. Magic Man inflicts BodyHorror galore on innocent people and turns a bird inside-out, Xergiok spends most of his time SPANKING his subjects, and the Tree Witch actually tries to suck the protagonist Jake into her ass. (MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext).
** Lemongrab isn't evil--just maladjusted, but he doesn't empathize with people easily, and he sends everybody to the dungeon for a million years. Hell, he even ate his brother, twice!!!
** The Ice King is senile and actually a decent guy, but seriously; he NEEDS to stop kidnapping princesses. That's just impolite. Recent episodes have made the Ice King even more sympathetic. [[spoiler:The crown he wears is destroying his memory and his sanity. Before he became the Ice King, he was an antiques dealer named Simon Petrikov. Due to his deepening insanity, the love of his life, a woman named Betty, left him. The only thing he kinda-sorta remembers about her is his nickname for her: Princess.]]
** Oddly enough, the other Jerkasses have been developed further as well. Upon his banishment and losing his eyes, Xergiok reinvented himself and became a peace-loving friend of the birds. He briefly went back to his old, spanking ways before realizing that his bird friends were being hurt in the process. Xergiok ultimately decided to stay on the side of good. Magic Man, while still a jerkass, apparently went evil after losing [[LoveMakesYouEvil the love of his life]]. Lemongrab redeemed himself after Bubblegum created Lemongrab 2, finally having someone who understood him. Then ''both'' Lemongrabs tried to use the Candy Kingdom [[ItMakesSenseInContext to create more lemon people.]] After that mess cleared up, it looked like all the lemon people would stay on the straight and narrow... [[spoiler: before Lemongrab 1 became more and more corrupt until he goes full on dictator on the lemon people. Even Lemongrab 2 ends up being ''eaten alive.'']]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is a show FILLED filled with jerks.{{jerk}}s. Their levels of jerkassery, however, ranges like a spectrum, from "completely evil jerkass" to "sympathetic JerkassWoobie:"
** The most obvious in the former category are Magic Man, Xergiok, and the Tree Witch. Magic Man inflicts BodyHorror galore on innocent people and turns a bird inside-out, Xergiok spends most of his time SPANKING his subjects, and the Tree Witch actually tries to suck the protagonist Jake into her ass. (MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext).
** Lemongrab isn't evil--just maladjusted, maladjusted [[spoiler:(or at least, before [[MoralEventHorizon "Too Old"]])]] but he doesn't empathize with people easily, and he sends everybody to the dungeon for a million years. Hell, he even ate his brother, twice!!!
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** The Ice King is senile [[TheMentallyDisturbed senile]] and actually a [[NiceGuy decent guy, guy]], but seriously; he NEEDS ''needs'' to stop kidnapping princesses. That's just impolite. Recent episodes have made the Ice King even more sympathetic. [[spoiler:The crown he wears is destroying his memory and his sanity. Before he became the Ice King, he was an antiques dealer named Simon Petrikov. Due to his deepening insanity, the love of his life, a woman named Betty, left him. The only thing he kinda-sorta remembers about her is his nickname for her: Princess.]]
** Oddly enough, the other Jerkasses jerkasses have been developed further as well. Upon his banishment and losing his eyes, Xergiok reinvented himself and became a peace-loving friend of the birds. He briefly went back to his old, spanking ways before realizing that his bird friends were being hurt in the process. Xergiok ultimately decided to stay on the side of good. Magic Man, while still a jerkass, apparently went evil after losing [[LoveMakesYouEvil the love of his life]]. Lemongrab redeemed himself after Bubblegum created Lemongrab 2, finally having someone who understood him. Then ''both'' Lemongrabs tried to use the Candy Kingdom [[ItMakesSenseInContext to create more lemon people.]] After that mess cleared up, it looked like all the lemon people would stay on the straight and narrow... [[spoiler: before Lemongrab 1 became more and more corrupt until he goes full on dictator on the lemon people. Even Lemongrab 2 ends up being ''eaten alive.'']]
24th Aug '17 8:06:48 AM mannarie
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** Beth Smith, in addition to the contemptuous tone of voice she sometimes uses for her kids, really held the JerkassBall in "Pickle Rick" when she and Rick [[spoiler: mock family therapy as useless and ignore the kids to make plans for drinks at Shoney's]]. Jerry also clearly sees her as the Alpha Bitch and pants-wearer in their marriage, as seen in "Big Trouble in Little Sanchez" [[spoiler: where Jerry's projection of how he thinks about her is a vicious monster]]
15th Aug '17 6:20:43 AM MsCC93
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** Sid and Stinky sometimes. Sid is a paranoid LargeHam that overreacts to everything and usually needs Arnold to dig him out, while Stinky will usually join Sid and/or Harold in making fun of someone whenever something horrible happens. Their worst moment was in ''Arnold Betrays Iggy" when they find out Iggy wears bunny pajamas, tell the whole school and community, have Arnold blamed for it, then as Arnold tries to get Iggy's forgiveness, he has to walk out in public in bunny pajamas while Sid and Stinky laugh and take pictures. Worst of all, they get away with it.
15th Aug '17 2:09:39 AM Vir
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** [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] is a complete jerk to everyone, even to his friends (though there are [[TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moments where he does care for them]]). Examples of jerkassery include setting a building on fire with two of his best friends inside, writing a mean anonymous letter to Kaeloo which brings her to tears and [[MakesSenseInContext sending Quack Quack to Hell]] for no reason.

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** [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] is a complete jerk to everyone, even to his friends (though there are [[TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moments where he does care for them]]). Examples of jerkassery include setting a building on fire with two of his best friends inside, writing a mean anonymous letter to Kaeloo which brings her to tears and [[MakesSenseInContext [[ItMakesSenseInContext sending Quack Quack to Hell]] for no reason.
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