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22nd May '16 6:31:09 AM JediVulcan
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* Ryan Harper and Rachel Culgrin from ''Series/NightAndDay''. Both seem to delight in being absolutely vile to everyone they know, but neither is deprived of moments of vulnerability or humanity. Ultimately, they have loneliness in common. In-universe, Josh Alexander recognises both of them as Jerkass Woobies and befriends both in an attempt to encourage them to be better people. That's until he himself goes nuts and gets [[DemonicPossession demon-eyes]].

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* Ryan Harper and Rachel Culgrin from ''Series/NightAndDay''. Both seem to delight in being absolutely vile to everyone they know, but neither is deprived of moments of vulnerability or humanity. Ultimately, they have loneliness in common. In-universe, Josh Alexander recognises both of them as Jerkass Woobies and befriends both in an attempt to encourage them to be better people. That's until he himself goes nuts and gets [[DemonicPossession demon-eyes]].demon-eyes]].
* Harry Wells, introduced in season 2 of ''Series/TheFlash2014'', comes off as a rude, arrogant jerkass who has very little regard for the feelings of those around him. However, it turns out that [[spoiler: the BigBad has kidnapped his daughter]] and the resulting AdultFear and HeroicBSOD has done a number on his people skills. Add to that the fact that his wife died when their daughter was very young, and it's hard not to sympathise with the way he lashes out at people and pushes them away so he doesn't have to deal with losing anyone else.
9th Mar '16 1:31:03 PM Hossmeister
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* In spite of how hilariously misanthropic and needlessly cruel [[BlackBooks Bernard Black]] is, he's bizarrely cute and his girlfriend faking her own death to get away from him or his friends casually turning on him tends to inspire more sympathy than Schadenfreude.

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* In spite of how hilariously misanthropic and needlessly cruel [[BlackBooks [[Series/BlackBooks Bernard Black]] is, he's bizarrely cute and his girlfriend faking her own death to get away from him or his friends casually turning on him tends to inspire more sympathy than Schadenfreude.
30th Nov '15 3:26:59 PM Morgaus
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** Camille from ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury''. Camille has Undying Loyalty to Dai Shi, and is greatly attracted to his host's body. However, he doesn't return her affections and continuously treats her as nothing more than a pawn. While Jarrod grows to care for her, Dai Shi sees her as nothing more than a servant, breaking her heart despite how much she's willing to do for him.
20th Nov '15 3:08:22 AM redqueen
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** And let's not forget his suicide attempt in Season 6.
8th Nov '15 11:44:44 AM pinkdalek
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** The Delgado incarnation of the Master ''just'' skirts this. He is legitimately quite dangerous. But also very much his own worst enemy, as most of his failures are due to his tendency to come up with overcomplicated plans that [[StupidEvil screw himself over for no reason]]. Add in the fact that he can sometimes be childish and rather naive, and you might just be able to forget how he implicitly killed forty thousand people in his first story.

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** The Delgado incarnation of the Master ''just'' skirts this. He is legitimately quite dangerous. But also very much his own worst enemy, as most of his failures are due to his tendency to come up with [[ComplexityAddiction overcomplicated plans plans]] that [[StupidEvil screw himself over for no reason]]. Add in the fact that he can sometimes be childish and rather naive, and you might just be able to forget how he implicitly killed forty thousand people in his first story.story.
** Omega, one of the early Time Lords, a deranged megalomaniac who only became that way after aeons of isolation and who just wants to return to our universe. The Doctor treats him more with pity than anger or contempt.
** Eldrad in "The Hand of Fear" possesses Sarah Jane, and accidentally causes an innocent man to die by possessing them into a murderous frenzy state in which they [[DisneyVillainDeath fall off things]]. She tortures the Doctor for little reason and tortures other people with an AgonyBeam - but at the same time it's difficult not to feel sorry for her due to her (apparently) unjust exile and physical beauty. Upon regenerating [[GenderBender into a male form]] he reveals he's actually just a genocidal megalomaniac, but still inspires pity due to his despair about the other Kastrians cheating him out of his victory.



** Omega, one of the early Time Lords, a deranged megalomaniac who only became that way after aeons of isolation and who just wants to return to our universe. The Doctor treats him more with pity than anger or contempt.
8th Oct '15 3:11:19 PM Morgaus
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** Also, Chris Keller. Despite how terribly manipulative he was to practically everyone and the fact that he was an insane murderer, he truly did love Beecher in his own twisted way and suffered horribly (and willingly).

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** Also, Chris Keller. Despite how terribly manipulative he was to practically everyone and the fact that he was an insane murderer, he truly did love Beecher in his own twisted way and suffered horribly (and willingly).


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** Frax from ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''. He was a kind scientist who saved [[BigBad Ransik]] from poisoning, who repaid his kindness by insulting and attempting to kill him. Fran rebuilt himself as a robot and joined Ransik with the intent to get his revenge. Near the end of the series, Frax gets a chance to talk with [[AntiVillain Nadira]], who has been conflicted about her father's hatred of humans. In the end, Frax is reprogrammed and destroyed.
** Deker from ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai. Once an ordinary human, he was nearly killed in a fire. His wife made a {{Deal with the Devil}} with [[TheChessmaster Serrator]] to save his life. But, Serrator tricked her into making Deker a BloodKnight human/Nighlok hybrid. For 200 years, Deker travelled the earth to find a WorthyOpponent to [[DeathSeeker end his life]] and [[MercyKIll end his suffering]].
4th Oct '15 7:58:56 PM cosmo359
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* Lauren in ''Series/FakingIt''. In any other show she would be the AlphaBitch but in the pathologically liberal atmosphere of the school she attends she's the outsider. Throw in the fact that she's [[spoiler: intersex]] and a couple of PetTheDog moments and she easily fits into this trope.

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* Lauren in ''Series/FakingIt''. In any other show she would be the AlphaBitch but in the pathologically liberal atmosphere of the school she attends she's the outsider. Throw in the fact that she's [[spoiler: intersex]] and a couple of PetTheDog moments and she easily fits into this trope.trope.
* Ryan Harper and Rachel Culgrin from ''Series/NightAndDay''. Both seem to delight in being absolutely vile to everyone they know, but neither is deprived of moments of vulnerability or humanity. Ultimately, they have loneliness in common. In-universe, Josh Alexander recognises both of them as Jerkass Woobies and befriends both in an attempt to encourage them to be better people. That's until he himself goes nuts and gets [[DemonicPossession demon-eyes]].
7th Sep '15 1:00:14 PM tricksterson
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** Zack Powers is a subversion. He may have had a difficult childhood (a negligent father and an alcoholic mom), but his embezzlement of company money, trashing the factory just to spite his father, and his manipulation of Carmen into running away and having sex with him shreds all sympathy you can have for him.

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** Zack Powers is a subversion. He may have had a difficult childhood (a negligent father and an alcoholic mom), but his embezzlement of company money, trashing the factory just to spite his father, and his manipulation of Carmen into running away and having sex with him shreds all sympathy you can have for him.him.
* Lauren in ''Series/FakingIt''. In any other show she would be the AlphaBitch but in the pathologically liberal atmosphere of the school she attends she's the outsider. Throw in the fact that she's [[spoiler: intersex]] and a couple of PetTheDog moments and she easily fits into this trope.
11th Aug '15 8:03:12 PM SibunaTheSecond
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* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''. Everyone has their moments, however a few people stand out.
** For starters, you have Patricia Williamson. She did some pretty nasty things, such as the fake initiation for Nina, complete with locking her in the attic, throwing away the key, and nearly getting her in trouble with Victor twice. However, she was also the one who was desperate to save her best friend, Joy, when everyone else was willing to just forget about her; She was betrayed by nearly everyone she trusted before Sibuna came along; Kidnapped by a person she had rescued just a few episodes before...and that's just scratching the surface.
** Jerome Clarke. A [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], uncaring prankster who gladly sold out his friends on occasion if it benefited him. He blackmailed Alfie, his own best friend, and in the third season cheated on his girlfriend Mara with Willow. But at the same time, dude has been through [[ParentalAbandonment Parental Abandonment,]] [[DoggedNiceGuy an unrequited crush]] [[ObliviousToLove on a girl who was completely oblivious to his feelings,]] etc. He really is trying to be a good person and admitted it, but cannot shake his bad habits.
** Joy Mercer. Oh, poor Joy. She's been relentless in trying to attract Fabian's attention, and wrote an incredibly nasty article in the school paper trying to get Nina to leave. But there's no denying her life is a MESS- kidnapped by her father just for it to turn out that she was not the chosen one, coming back just to realize Nina basically took her place in the house, ignored by Sibuna even when she wasn't doing bad things...

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* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''. Everyone has their moments, however a few people stand out.
''Series/HouseOfAnubis''-
** For starters, you have Patricia Williamson. She did some pretty nasty things, such as the fake initiation for Nina, complete with locking her Patricia, mostly in the attic, throwing away the key, and nearly getting her in trouble first season. She's a DeadpanSnarker with Victor twice. jealousy and temper issues. However, she was also the one who was desperate to save her best friend, Joy, when everyone else was willing to just forget does care about her; She was betrayed by nearly everyone she trusted before Sibuna came along; Kidnapped by a person she had rescued just her friends, and seems to have insecurities about a few episodes before...and that's just scratching things- which is probably the surface.
two things that are what cause her to act badly in the first place.
** Jerome Clarke. A [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], uncaring prankster who gladly sold out his friends on occasion if it benefited him. He blackmailed Alfie, his own best friend, is manipulative and in the third season cheated on his girlfriend Mara with Willow. But at the same time, dude has been through [[ParentalAbandonment Parental Abandonment,]] [[DoggedNiceGuy an a tendency to be rather selfish. He was also a victim of ParentalAbandonment, unrequited crush]] [[ObliviousToLove on a girl who was completely oblivious to his feelings,]] etc. He really is trying to be a good person love, and admitted it, loneliness, as well as a target of Rufus Zeno for two seasons. He also has tried to get better, but cannot shake has trouble shaking his bad habits.
habits and is an AntiHero at best.
** Joy Mercer. Oh, poor Joy. She's been While she was relentless in trying getting Fabian to attract Fabian's attention, like her and wrote also was a ControlFreak with an incredibly nasty article ItsAllAboutMe streak, she also went through a lot in the school paper trying to get Nina to leave. But there's no denying her life is a MESS- kidnapped by her father just for it to turn out that she was not the chosen one, coming back just to realize Nina basically took her place in the house, life. She genuinely felt ignored by all of her friends and replaced by Nina, as well as unfairly shut out of Sibuna even when she wasn't doing bad things...despite everything that happened in the first season.
5th Jul '15 3:51:57 PM nombretomado
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** LexLuthor, thanks to his abusive childhood at the hands of his father, Lionel.

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** LexLuthor, ComicBook/LexLuthor, thanks to his abusive childhood at the hands of his father, Lionel.
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