History JerkassWoobie / LiveActionTV

12th Mar '17 8:27:05 AM NightShade96
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Examples of JerkassWoobie in LiveActionTV.

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Examples of JerkassWoobie in LiveActionTV.!! Shows with their own pages
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* ''JerkassWoobie/GameOfThrones''
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%%* [[spoiler: Theon Greyjoy]] in season 3 of Series/GameOfThrones.
9th Dec '16 9:32:17 PM LordKimmington
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*** Piper showed these tendencies before that, it was helped by her CryCute moments and while some fans thought she complained too much about her third world problems there are many things she experienced that are genuinely worth crying about.

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*** Piper showed these tendencies before that, it was helped by her CryCute moments and while some fans thought she complained too much about her third first world problems there are many things she experienced that are genuinely worth crying about.
9th Dec '16 9:29:49 PM LordKimmington
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* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''-

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* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''-''Series/HouseOfAnubis'':
9th Dec '16 9:29:16 PM LordKimmington
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** This was the second stage of Walt's transformation. He started off as a regular {{Woobie}}, and then became this as his character darkened. After crossing what many consider his MoralEventHorizon at the end of Season 4, he left this territory behind as well. [[spoiler:He reverts to this in "Ozymandias": He has fled the state and done everything in his power to protect Skyler from prosecution, but Hank's death is his only regret. This continues in "Felina", where he reveals he's still a cold-blooded killer but tries to make everything right with his family before his death]]/

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** This was the second stage of Walt's transformation. He started off as a regular {{Woobie}}, and then became this as his character darkened. After crossing what many consider his MoralEventHorizon at the end of Season 4, he left this territory behind as well. [[spoiler:He reverts to this in "Ozymandias": He has fled the state and done everything in his power to protect Skyler from prosecution, but Hank's death is his only regret. This continues in "Felina", where he reveals he's still a cold-blooded killer but tries to make everything right with his family before his death]]/death]].
9th Dec '16 9:27:33 PM LordKimmington
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* ''Series/TheOfficeUS'': Michael Scott. He may be a Jerk Ass, but when you consider his horrid relationship with the bitchy Jan and his depression after his roast over how much fun he'd have instead of what really happens at a roast and his short lived romance with Holly (and he still holds a torch for her), it's hard not to sympathise with him. Also, in general, his lack of social skills can be a downer sometimes.\\\
Even further than that, throughout the show, it's clear that most of Michael's decisions (becoming a salesman being a big one) are made with the intent of either making friends or finding romance. Unfortunately, failure seems to be the only option for him, as bad luck tends to break up any chance at either that Michael's own thoughtlessness, childishness, oblivity, or generally self-centered nature doesn't drive away first. It gets really woobie-ish at the brief points where Michael actually realizes this, such as in "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day".

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* ''Series/TheOfficeUS'': Michael Scott. He may be a Jerk Ass, but when you consider his horrid relationship with the bitchy Jan and his depression after his roast over how much fun he'd have instead of what really happens at a roast and his short lived romance with Holly (and he still holds a torch for her), it's hard not to sympathise with him. Also, in general, his lack of social skills can be a downer sometimes.\\\
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sometimes.
**Even
further than that, throughout the show, it's clear that most of Michael's decisions (becoming a salesman being a big one) are made with the intent of either making friends or finding romance. Unfortunately, failure seems to be the only option for him, as bad luck tends to break up any chance at either that Michael's own thoughtlessness, childishness, oblivity, or generally self-centered nature doesn't drive away first. It gets really woobie-ish at the brief points where Michael actually realizes this, such as in "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day".
9th Dec '16 9:24:30 PM LordKimmington
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** Not to downgrade Mark either. He's neurotic, selfish, never thinks of others and is constantly coming up with excuses for his behaviour. Still his life seems determined to crush anything good that comes his way while also putting him in terrible and awkward situations beyond his control. He is also ''TheUnfavourite'' of his family, his father is emotionally abusive, his mother had an affair, and pretty much everyone he meets seems to think he exists solely to be treated like crap and be Their personal whipping boy.

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** Not to downgrade Mark either. He's neurotic, selfish, never thinks of others and is constantly coming up with excuses for his behaviour. Still his life seems determined to crush anything good that comes his way while also putting him in terrible and awkward situations beyond his control. He is also ''TheUnfavourite'' of his family, his father is emotionally abusive, his mother had an affair, and pretty much everyone he meets seems to think he exists solely to be treated like crap and be Their their personal whipping boy.
9th Dec '16 9:23:15 PM LordKimmington
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** His brother, Sam. He's self-absorbed, doesn't seem to think much of Dean sometimes even though he'd give anything for him, can be incredibly cruel at times ("You were ''four'' when Mom died. How could you possibly know how I feel?", anyone?), and is prone to self-pity by the bucket-load. He knows just how to twist Dean around his little finger, but he tries a hell of a lot harder to make Dean feel better than John ever did, he falls apart trying to save Dean in Season Three, he's using his demonic powers for good, he really did try to make it up to his father after "In My Time Of Dying" by focusing on the hunt, and much of the bitchiness is leaning towards the affectionate DeadpanSnarker style and not the unsympathetic Jerkass style. His violent streak isn't be quite natural in origin and, much like Dean, he [[BreakTheCutie endures a lot of crap]] [[CorruptTheCutie throughout the series]].

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** His brother, Sam. He's self-absorbed, doesn't seem to think much of Dean sometimes even though he'd give anything for him, can be incredibly cruel at times ("You were ''four'' when Mom died. How could you possibly know how I feel?", anyone?), and is prone to self-pity by the bucket-load. He knows just how to twist Dean around his little finger, but he tries a hell of a lot harder to make Dean feel better than John ever did, he falls apart trying to save Dean in Season Three, he's using his demonic powers for good, he really did try to make it up to his father after "In My Time Of Dying" by focusing on the hunt, and much of the bitchiness is leaning towards the affectionate DeadpanSnarker style and not the unsympathetic Jerkass style. His violent streak isn't be quite natural in origin and, much like Dean, he [[BreakTheCutie endures a lot of crap]] [[CorruptTheCutie throughout the series]].
9th Dec '16 9:19:17 PM LordKimmington
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** Even Lionel qualifies. Born and raised in the slums, where his mother was an alchoholic and his father was a thief and murderer, he has to claw his way to the top of the financial spectrum (which he starts by [[SelfMadeOrphan murdering his parents]]). Loses his younger infant son, Julian when (he thinks) Julian's older brother Lex accidentally kills him. Loses his wife, Lillian, who dies while Lex is still a pre-teen. Than Lex is rendered permantly bald by the meteor shower. When an adult Lex discovers what Lionel did to his own parents, Lionel's forced to drive Lex into insanity and erase his memory. Lionel actually feels [[EvenEvilHasStandards a great deal of remorse about it.]] He then learns, long after it's too late to do anything about it or make it up to Lex for it, that Julian was [[spoiler:actually deliberately murdered by Lillian.]] He undergoes a HeelFaceTurn right around the same time Lex does a FaceHeelTurn, ensuring that he and his son will always be at odds. Falls genuinely in love with Martha Kent (and she even [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys seems to return some of that affection]], even if she's a bit freaked out by it), but can never fully win her over because he has to reveal to her that he's indirectly, unintentionally responsible for her husband's death[[labelnote:Details]]Lionel staged a meeting with Jonathan Kent to reveal he knew Clark's secret. Lionel's intention was to form an alliance with the Kents, but his arrogant demeanor combined with Jonathan's quick temper resulted in Jonathan physically attacking Lionel. While Lionel didn't strike back, the strain of attacking Lionel brought about Jonathan's fatal heart attack.[[/labelnote]]. After being knocked out while trying to help Clark defeat Bizarro, is then kidnapped and tortured for several weeks by Lana Lang. He meets Grant Gabriel, the adult clone of his dead son Julian, and starts to bond with Grant...only to witness Grant being murdered on Lex's orders. He can never fully let go of his manipulative tendancies, so when he gets several cryptic threats about Clark, resorts to kidnapping him to keep him safe. Clark shuns him for this, since Lionel's not [[CreatorsPet Lana]] [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality Lang.]] Patricia Swann tells Clark that Lionel killed her father, further deepening the rift between them.[[note]]And the very fact that Patricia's accusation makes no sense since her father died sometime after Lionel's HeelFaceTurn, only makes Lionel even more sympathetic than was perhaps intended.[[/note]] Lionel desperately tries to warn Clark and Chloe about the looming threat of Lex and the coming Apocalypse, [[ReformedButRejected but they'll now have nothing to do with him.]] Is finally cornered by Lex, and when he refuses to divulge Clark's secret, is murdered by his own son, dying friendless and alone.

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** Even Lionel qualifies. Born and raised in the slums, where his mother was an alchoholic and his father was a thief and murderer, he has to claw his way to the top of the financial spectrum (which he starts by [[SelfMadeOrphan murdering his parents]]). Loses his younger infant son, Julian when (he thinks) Julian's older brother Lex accidentally kills him. Loses his wife, Lillian, who dies while Lex is still a pre-teen. Than Then Lex is rendered permantly bald by the meteor shower. When an adult Lex discovers what Lionel did to his own parents, Lionel's forced to drive Lex into insanity and erase his memory. Lionel actually feels [[EvenEvilHasStandards a great deal of remorse about it.]] He then learns, long after it's too late to do anything about it or make it up to Lex for it, that Julian was [[spoiler:actually deliberately murdered by Lillian.]] He undergoes a HeelFaceTurn right around the same time Lex does a FaceHeelTurn, ensuring that he and his son will always be at odds. Falls genuinely in love with Martha Kent (and she even [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys seems to return some of that affection]], even if she's a bit freaked out by it), but can never fully win her over because he has to reveal to her that he's indirectly, unintentionally responsible for her husband's death[[labelnote:Details]]Lionel staged a meeting with Jonathan Kent to reveal he knew Clark's secret. Lionel's intention was to form an alliance with the Kents, but his arrogant demeanor combined with Jonathan's quick temper resulted in Jonathan physically attacking Lionel. While Lionel didn't strike back, the strain of attacking Lionel brought about Jonathan's fatal heart attack.[[/labelnote]]. After being knocked out while trying to help Clark defeat Bizarro, is then kidnapped and tortured for several weeks by Lana Lang. He meets Grant Gabriel, the adult clone of his dead son Julian, and starts to bond with Grant...only to witness Grant being murdered on Lex's orders. He can never fully let go of his manipulative tendancies, so when he gets several cryptic threats about Clark, resorts to kidnapping him to keep him safe. Clark shuns him for this, since Lionel's not [[CreatorsPet Lana]] [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality Lang.]] Patricia Swann tells Clark that Lionel killed her father, further deepening the rift between them.[[note]]And the very fact that Patricia's accusation makes no sense since her father died sometime after Lionel's HeelFaceTurn, only makes Lionel even more sympathetic than was perhaps intended.[[/note]] Lionel desperately tries to warn Clark and Chloe about the looming threat of Lex and the coming Apocalypse, [[ReformedButRejected but they'll now have nothing to do with him.]] Is finally cornered by Lex, and when he refuses to divulge Clark's secret, is murdered by his own son, dying friendless and alone.
9th Dec '16 9:16:29 PM LordKimmington
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* Topher from ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'', by the series' end. Especially after [[spoiler: Bennett, the only girl, he could have truly loved, was killed right in front of him]]

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* Topher from ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'', by the series' end. Especially after [[spoiler: Bennett, the only girl, girl he could have truly loved, was killed right in front of him]]
8th Aug '16 2:37:54 PM WriterGirl2015
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** Many fans found themselves feeling sorry for Piper despite her jerkass tendencies in season 4 when [[spoiler: she genuinely tries to make things right between her and other inmates and she's left on her own with no one to spend time with at a dance before her groupie turns on her and sells her out to the Spanish gang who brand her with a swastika in retaliation for her framing one of them with contraband underwear. The scene was disturbing and tearjerking especially when we see Piper's face contorted in pain and her anguished screams.]]

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** Many fans found themselves feeling sorry for Piper despite her jerkass tendencies in season 4 when [[spoiler: she genuinely tries to make things right between her and other inmates and she's left on her own with no one to spend time with at a dance before her groupie the Hawaiian girl turns on her and sells her out to the Spanish gang who brand her with a swastika in retaliation for her framing one of them with contraband underwear. The scene was disturbing and tearjerking especially when we see Piper's face contorted in pain and her anguished screams.]]]]
*** Piper showed these tendencies before that, it was helped by her CryCute moments and while some fans thought she complained too much about her third world problems there are many things she experienced that are genuinely worth crying about.
** The next episode shows Piper crying in her bunk and when the Hawaiian girl asks her if she's okay Piper responds brokenly "Not even a little bit." She also looks unwell physically as well as mentally.
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