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31st Oct '17 1:03:28 PM infernape612
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* From ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', [[TheHandler Huang]] [[spoiler:was a cop until his best friend was horribly killed... by the woman Huang loved, who he discovered had just been using him to get to said best friend. He was left with no choice but to join the Syndicate or have his memories wiped, which he feels would be like killing his friend all over again.]] Tis resulted in Huang being a [[NobleBigot bigotted]] {{jerkass}}, all things considered.

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* From ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', [[TheHandler Huang]] [[spoiler:was a cop until his best friend was horribly killed... by the woman Huang loved, who he discovered had just been using him to get to said best friend. He was left with no choice but to join the Syndicate or have his memories wiped, which he feels would be like killing his friend all over again.]] Tis This resulted in Huang being becoming a [[NobleBigot bigotted]] {{jerkass}}, all things considered.
31st Oct '17 1:02:46 PM infernape612
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* '''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' has two:

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* '''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' has two:
22nd Oct '17 9:47:55 AM GentlemensDame883
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* The ''Anime/YourName'' side novel ''Another Side: Earthbound'' turns Toshiki from a standard {{Jerkass}} ArchnemesisDad into this by showing how he got that way. Disowned by his original family for not marrying the woman they had in mind for him. Never fully got along with Hitoha, who saw him as an corrupting outsider who made Futaba go against her wishes. Then Futaba gets sick and dies without his getting the chance to be by her side in her final moments because he was desperately searching for outside doctors who could help. Consumed by grief, with clear signs of depression, and everyone else seems to be moving on just fine when he's still stuck. And then the final nail in the coffin gets hammered in when Hitoha tells him to get lost for his troubles and Mitsuha and Yotsuha reject his offer to go with him. It's easy to see how he could have grown a shell of brusque bitterness to hide his grief and vulnerability.
9th Sep '17 8:16:45 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** There's also Mao, who takes this trope in a different direction. His personality is [[JerkAss abrasive]] and many of his actions are [[MoralEventHorizon utterly cruel]] but he [[OneSceneWonder still]] inspires sympathy from some measure of the viewers once they learn that he's essentially [[KiddieKid a child in the body of a seventeen-year-old]] who has [[MoralMyopia no sense of perspective whatsoever]], [[UnhappyMedium in constant pain]] [[BlessedWithSuck from his mind-reading Geass]], and abandoned by [[SingleTargetSexuality the one person]] who could interact with him at all normally (who is also [[LoveMartyr the only person he loves!]]) because he couldn't bring himself to [[spoiler:killing her and taking her immortality, and because she [[WhatAnIdiot actually thought that it was a good idea]] to leave him to live totally alone for the rest of his life.]] And all because he became an UnhappyMedium at the age of ''six!''

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** There's also Mao, who takes this trope in a different direction. His personality is [[JerkAss abrasive]] and many of his actions are [[MoralEventHorizon utterly cruel]] but he [[OneSceneWonder still]] inspires sympathy from some measure of the viewers once they learn that he's essentially [[KiddieKid a child in the body of a seventeen-year-old]] who has [[MoralMyopia no sense of perspective whatsoever]], [[UnhappyMedium in constant pain]] [[BlessedWithSuck from his mind-reading Geass]], and abandoned by [[SingleTargetSexuality the one person]] who could interact with him at all normally (who is also [[LoveMartyr the only person he loves!]]) because he couldn't bring himself to [[spoiler:killing [[spoiler:kill her and taking her immortality, and because she [[WhatAnIdiot actually thought that it was a good idea]] to leave him to live totally alone for the rest of his life.]] And all because he became an UnhappyMedium at the age of ''six!''
10th Aug '17 6:55:43 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Louise of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. Saito too. His pervertedness can be too much at times, and he sometimes pokes fun at Louise when she's just minding her own business but Louise frequently beats and berates him, sometimes to HeroicComedicSociopath levels, and Saito's stuck in an alternate world (though he decides to stay after falling in love with Louise). And he tends to go all out when trying to protect Louise or his friends from harm. His selfless heroic side tends to be immediately followed by him demonstrating his idiotic perverted side, though. It's also later shown that Louise is constantly being pressured by her family to get married and she's frequently bullied by one of her older sisters who has a bigger temper than Louise. Oh, and although Louise is in her second year at the Tristain Academy of Magic, her magic skills still need a lot of work. Because of this, she lacks self confidence, and her classmates look down on her, calling her "Louise the Zero", frequently teasing her for her zero success rate and [[ACupAngst flat chest]] (including Saito!). This gets worse because most of the female cast except her (and Tabitha) are busty. And Saito's total lack of proper human interaction is pretty clear - he knows nothing about sympathy (remember, Saito � when someone's crying, it means something's wrong), empathy (his total inability to figure out how to not piss someone off), and sincerity (telling Louise he loves her while fantasizing about her sister), but despite his flaws, he truly does care for Louise, as shown by his willingness to take her beatings and almost die for her.

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* Louise of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. Saito too. His pervertedness can be too much at times, and he sometimes pokes fun at Louise when she's just minding her own business but Louise frequently beats and berates him, sometimes to HeroicComedicSociopath levels, and Saito's stuck in an alternate world (though he decides to stay after falling in love with Louise). And he tends to go all out when trying to protect Louise or his friends from harm. His selfless heroic side tends to be immediately followed by him demonstrating his idiotic perverted side, though. It's also later shown that Louise is constantly being pressured by her family to get married and she's frequently bullied by one of her older sisters who has a bigger temper than Louise. Oh, and although Louise is in her second year at the Tristain Academy of Magic, her magic skills still need a lot of work. Because of this, she lacks self confidence, and her classmates look down on her, calling her "Louise the Zero", frequently teasing her for her zero success rate and [[ACupAngst flat chest]] (including Saito!). This gets worse because most of the female cast except her (and Tabitha) are busty. And Saito's total lack of proper human interaction is pretty clear - he knows nothing about sympathy (remember, Saito � Saito; when someone's crying, it means something's wrong), empathy (his total inability to figure out how to not piss someone off), and sincerity (telling Louise he loves her while fantasizing about her sister), but despite his flaws, he truly does care for Louise, as shown by his willingness to take her beatings and almost die for her.her. [[spoiler:Amazingly, Saito manages to pick up more Woobie points, and Louise more Jerkass points, when it turns out that the Familiar ritual she subjected Saito to comes with mandatory MindRape that ''forces'' him to love and obey her, even unnaturally dulling any resentments he may feel at her treatment or longing for his family. When this spell is broken, he freaks out.]]
19th Jul '17 6:04:52 AM Kieranoi
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** On the other hand the story also [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructs]] this by showing that just because you have a bad past, does not justify having a crappy attitude towards others and offloading your anger on others as the other characters get more and more fed up with the Jerkass half and stop caring about her as they have other things to worry about than her, and in fact [[spoiler:the only person who cares about her in the end is [[TheHero Shinji]] whom she [[UngratefulBitch still abuses]] when [[TheEndoftheWorldasWeKnowIt Third Impact]] happens]].
15th Jul '17 9:22:07 AM creader
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* ''Anime/PerfectBlue'': [[spoiler: Rumi]]. She ends up delusional and tries to kill Mima. Me-Mania too. Yes, he was a serial killer and attempted rapist... But that's because he was a deformed, barely-functioning schizophrenic who lived only for his perfect image of Mima. The scene where we see his apartment is an enormous StalkerShrine and that all he wants in life is "the real Mima's" affection was genuinely sad.
14th Apr '17 5:13:34 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Mariko, a younger and potentially more powerful Diclonius, has spent her whole life as a lab rat. Her mother fell victim to DeathByChildbirth, her father is the head scientist of an organization that experiments on her fellow Sylphelits, and Mariko herself cannot walk any longer and is said to have ''several'' {{explosive leash}}es in her body. Unsurprisingly, [[EnfanteTerrible she's not]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction much more]] [[AxCrazy stable]] than the aforementioned Lucy.

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** Mariko, a younger and potentially more powerful Diclonius, has spent her whole life as a lab rat. Her mother fell victim to DeathByChildbirth, her father is the head scientist of an organization that ''horribly'' experiments on her fellow Sylphelits, Diclonius, and Mariko herself cannot walk any longer and is said to have ''several'' {{explosive leash}}es in her body. Unsurprisingly, [[EnfanteTerrible she's not]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction much more]] [[AxCrazy stable]] than the aforementioned Lucy.
14th Apr '17 5:11:36 PM GlitteringFlowers
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%%* ''Manga/ElfenLied'''s Lucy, Mariko, and Bandou.

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%%* * ''Manga/ElfenLied'''s Lucy, Mariko, and Bandou.Bandou.
** Lucy [[spoiler: (real name: Kaede)]] is a Diclonius, a member of an all-female race with enormous PsychicPowers that make them hated and feared. Lucy was bullied and abused by near everyone in an OrphanageOfLove, killed her tormentors, then snapped ''again'' and shattered the life of one the first persons who were kind to her, and spent literally years in a straitjacket. Logically, when she finds herself free [[FullFrontalAssault bloodily escapes]], the poor girl is... [[SplitPersonality NOT very]] [[AxCrazy well in]] [[BrokenBird the head.]]
** Mariko, a younger and potentially more powerful Diclonius, has spent her whole life as a lab rat. Her mother fell victim to DeathByChildbirth, her father is the head scientist of an organization that experiments on her fellow Sylphelits, and Mariko herself cannot walk any longer and is said to have ''several'' {{explosive leash}}es in her body. Unsurprisingly, [[EnfanteTerrible she's not]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction much more]] [[AxCrazy stable]] than the aforementioned Lucy.
** Bandou is, to put it simply, a JerkAss. He's a self-admitted PsychoforHire who takes lots of pleasure in fighting and beating the shit oput of people and Dicloniuses, and isn't much more pleasant when off-duty. But then he meets a girl named Mayu, and while he doesn't fully change his attitude, he starts protecting her...



** Satsuki Kiryuin is the EvilOverlord of Honnouji Academy, with a SocialDarwinist outlook on life. However, her backstory is disturbing, to say the least. When she was a child, her parents [[spoiler: tried to infuse her DNA with Life Fibers, which failed on her]]. After which they decided to [[spoiler: try it on her baby sister, and when it seemingly failed on her]], her mother Ragyo [[spoiler:decided to throw her into the trash chute]]. Her father, Soichiro[[spoiler:, upon finding out that the baby was still alive, abandoned Satsuki in order to protect the baby, but not before he left her with a mission to kill Ragyo]], which transformed her into the cynical despot she is today. Soon afterwards, Satsuki became [[AbusiveParents her mother's]] [[ParentalIncest plaything]]. It's implied that she dealt with Ragyo's abuse for thirteen years, and it's also implied that she could've been much worse[[spoiler:, as seen with Nui Harime]].

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** Satsuki Kiryuin is the EvilOverlord of Honnouji Academy, with a SocialDarwinist outlook on life. However, her backstory is disturbing, to say the least. When she was a child, her parents [[spoiler: tried to infuse her DNA with Life Fibers, which failed on her]]. After which they decided to [[spoiler: try it on her baby sister, and when it seemingly failed on her]], her mother Ragyo [[spoiler:decided to throw her said baby sister into the trash chute]]. Her father, Soichiro[[spoiler:, upon finding out that the baby was still alive, abandoned Satsuki in order to protect the baby, baby and herself, but not before he left her with a mission to kill Ragyo]], which transformed her into the cynical despot she is today. Soon afterwards, Satsuki became [[AbusiveParents her mother's]] [[ParentalIncest plaything]]. It's implied that she dealt with Ragyo's abuse for thirteen years, and it's also implied that she could've been much worse[[spoiler:, as seen with Nui Harime]].



** Nui can be surprisingly sympathetic when you [[FridgeHorror think]] [[Fridge/KilllaKill about it.]] She's still irredeemably evil, but it is not hard to see how she got that way: [[spoiler: she knows she isn't made to last and just wants to spend her limited life enjoying it. Sure, her way of enjoying it amounts to doing horrible, messed up things to people, but it's still sad. Further, she was raised solely by Ragyo, without a positive influence like Isshin in her life. Given how enthusiastic Satsuki was about wearing Junketsu before her father revealed the truth to her, as well as the way Ragyo [[MindRape Mind Raped]] Ryuko by implanting memories of a childhood raised by her, it can make you wonder if Nui is inherently evil, or if she could have turned out just like her "sisters" if she had been given the chance.]]

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** Nui can be surprisingly sympathetic when you [[FridgeHorror think]] thinking]] [[Fridge/KilllaKill about it.]] She's still irredeemably evil, but it is not hard to see how she got that way: [[spoiler: she knows she isn't made to last and just wants to spend her limited life enjoying it. Sure, her way of enjoying it amounts to doing horrible, messed up things to people, but it's still sad. Further, she was raised solely by Ragyo, without a positive influence like Isshin in her life. Given how enthusiastic Satsuki was about wearing Junketsu before her father revealed the truth to her, as well as the way Ragyo [[MindRape Mind Raped]] Ryuko by implanting memories of a childhood raised by her, it can make you people wonder if Nui is inherently evil, or if she could have turned out just like her "sisters" if she had been given the chance.]]



** Of the Tsukiyama family clan we have Shuu Tsukiyama himself: He chows down on living people and ghouls if they should satiate his taste and becomes a StalkerWithACrush to Kaneki including threatening to kill people who interfere with this. However, his AngstComa going into the sequel manga is quite heartbreaking and occured because Kaneki left him and he believed he had died, which resulted in him nearly starving himself to death and becoming a danger to his family whenever he would lose control. He also seems to take over Kaneki's position at being the target of the TraumaCongaLine in the sequel.
*** Kanae, who is Tsukiyama's cousin, is a callous young man [[spoiler: later turned out to be a young girl named Karen]] who looks down on everyone. He secretly hates Sasaki and others for having Tsukiyama's attention and tries to make their life hell. However, he has to deal with his feelings for Tsukiyama being unrequited. He openly harms himself when fretting about his love for Tsukiyama and devotion to his masters and varies between longing for Tsukiyama to get better and not be unstable anymore and return his feelings and wanting Tsukiyama to remain ill so he would be dependent on him. Eto ends up torturing him psychologically when he's vulnerable by telling him unsettling truths about himself he can't deny, [[EyeScream sewing his eyes open]], and sewing his lips into a GlasgowGrin. This causes him considerable SanitySlippage and causes him to go on a murderous rampage ending when [[spoiler: Sasaki decapitates him]]. Although he cuts off Sasaki's arm in his jealousy and madness and tries to kill him Sasaki returns the beating in kind. He then tosses Tsukiyama to his death, but [[spoiler: Kanae saves him at the cost of her own life right after Tsukiyama acknowledged her feelings for him]].

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** Of the Tsukiyama family clan we have clan, there's Shuu Tsukiyama himself: himself. He chows down on living people and ghouls if they should satiate his taste and becomes a StalkerWithACrush to Kaneki Kaneki, including threatening to kill people who interfere with this. However, his AngstComa going into in the sequel manga is quite heartbreaking and occured because [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Kaneki left him and he believed he had died, died]], which resulted in him nearly starving himself to death and becoming a danger to his family whenever he would lose control. He also seems to take over Kaneki's position at being the target of the TraumaCongaLine in the sequel.
*** Kanae, who is Tsukiyama's cousin, Kanae von Rosenwald, is a callous young man [[spoiler: later turned out to be a young girl named Karen]] who looks down on everyone. He secretly hates Sasaki and others for having Tsukiyama's attention and tries to make their life hell. However, he has to deal with his feelings for Tsukiyama being unrequited. He openly harms himself when fretting about his love for Tsukiyama and devotion to his masters and varies between longing for Tsukiyama to get better and not be unstable anymore and return his feelings and wanting Tsukiyama to remain ill so he would be dependent on him. Eto ends up torturing him psychologically when he's vulnerable by telling him unsettling truths about himself he can't deny, [[EyeScream sewing his eyes open]], and sewing his lips into a GlasgowGrin. This causes him considerable SanitySlippage and causes him to go on a murderous rampage ending when [[spoiler: Sasaki decapitates him]]. Although he cuts off Sasaki's arm in his jealousy and madness and tries to kill him Sasaki returns the beating in kind. He then tosses Tsukiyama to his death, but [[spoiler: Kanae saves him at the cost of her own life right after Tsukiyama acknowledged her feelings for him]].
14th Apr '17 4:48:20 PM GlitteringFlowers
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*** She got it even worse in Part II, yes she is the same girl that clings to Sasuke despite him constantly acting like a jerk and tried to kill her twice, make a false confession to Naruto as well as suffering from a bad case of AesopAmnesia at times but no matter how much she tried to train to keep up with them, she is looked down upon by fans and other ninjas simply because compared to Kakashi, Naruto and Sasuke, she is completely neglected by the author to the point that could not [[CantCatchUp catch up with them]].

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*** She got it even worse in Part II, yes she is the same girl that clings to Sasuke despite him constantly acting like a jerk and tried to kill her twice, make a false confession to Naruto in a well-intentioned yet misguided attempt to save him from more suffer as well as suffering from a bad case of AesopAmnesia at times times... but no matter how much she tried to train to keep up with them, she is looked down upon by fans and other ninjas simply because compared to Kakashi, Naruto and Sasuke, she is completely neglected by the author to the point that could not almost [[CantCatchUp unable to catch up with them]].



* On one hand, Yong-bi Kim was a survivor of the horrifying Korean War at quite the young age, [[spoiler: saw his mother die in front of his very eyes, and later killed his father due to a terrible mistake.]] But on the other hand, his sordid past clearly gives him a sense of entitlement; it makes him feel that he's better than anyone else in the sport, looks down on boxing as just a game that shouldn't be treated with any passion just because there are ''rules'' in the sport, and looks down on Joe especially for struggling with his weight, just because nobody else he knows had to go through what he did. ''Not a good way to win sympathy points''.

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* ** On one hand, Yong-bi Kim was a survivor of the horrifying Korean War at quite the young age, [[spoiler: saw his mother die in front of his very eyes, and later killed his father due to a terrible mistake.]] But on the other hand, his sordid past clearly gives him a sense of entitlement; it makes him feel that he's better than anyone else in the sport, looks down on boxing as just a game that shouldn't be treated with any passion just because there are ''rules'' in the sport, and looks down on Joe especially for struggling with his weight, just because nobody else he knows had to go through what he did. ''Not a good way to win sympathy points''.
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