History JerkassWoobie / LiveActionTV

8th Oct '17 10:19:36 AM nombretomado
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** When his character breaks out of prison again in a crossover episode of ''BreakoutKings'', it turns out that his monstrous actions during the episode were motivated solely by [[spoiler: getting revenge on the orderlies who sexually abused his comatose, dying mother]]. During the final chase scene, he is not trying to escape but is actually running to his mother's hospital room so he can see her before her death. Even the marshalls who witnessed his horrendous crimes are not able to refuse him that last moment.

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** When his character breaks out of prison again in a crossover episode of ''BreakoutKings'', ''Series/BreakoutKings'', it turns out that his monstrous actions during the episode were motivated solely by [[spoiler: getting revenge on the orderlies who sexually abused his comatose, dying mother]]. During the final chase scene, he is not trying to escape but is actually running to his mother's hospital room so he can see her before her death. Even the marshalls who witnessed his horrendous crimes are not able to refuse him that last moment.
11th Sep '17 8:33:57 AM mario0987
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*** The Ninth Doctor is much more abrupt and jerkish than his past incarnations. However, most of this is because he thinks he is the LastOfHisKind and he killed his own people to end the Time War.
*** The Tenth Doctor could be mean and petty; not only is he still dealing with trauma from the Time War but also the loss of the woman he loved.
*** The Twelfth Doctor is can be mean spirited, insulting and is less likely to weep over the deaths he sees. This is partly because he knows grieving will not help anyone and is likely to get more people killed and partly due to being racked by insecurities and having lost so many people already.
2nd Sep '17 8:26:07 AM HalcyonDayz
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Perhaps no episode highlights both the Jerkass and Woobie portions of his personality better than "Me2", when we are faced with a second Rimmer Hologram. The second Rimmer is every bit the Jerkass the original was, except he seems to delight in focusing all of his worst qualities against the original Rimmer hologram. [[spoiler: Under the belief that he has been chosen for deletion, the original Rimmer hologram shares a deeply personal, and painfully embarrassing, moment from his life with Lister and Cat. It's revealed after he's finished that Lister had already deleted the second hologram as he'd exited the room.]] What helps further highlight Rimmer's Jerkass status is that, as Lister points out, this is all his own fault: he was the one who stole and hid all of the other hologrammatic disks, going to the extent of replacing the disk for Kristine Kochanski with a second copy of his own, then refused to own up even after Lister had come up with a plan for creating a second functioning hologram.\\\

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Perhaps no episode highlights both the Jerkass and Woobie portions of his personality better than "Me2", "[=Me2=]", when we are faced with a second Rimmer Hologram. The second Rimmer is every bit the Jerkass the original was, except he seems to delight in focusing all of his worst qualities against the original Rimmer hologram. [[spoiler: Under the belief that he has been chosen for deletion, the original Rimmer hologram shares a deeply personal, and painfully embarrassing, moment from his life with Lister and Cat. It's revealed after he's finished that Lister had already deleted the second hologram as he'd exited the room.]] What helps further highlight Rimmer's Jerkass status is that, as Lister points out, this is all his own fault: he was the one who stole and hid all of the other hologrammatic disks, going to the extent of replacing the disk for Kristine Kochanski with a second copy of his own, then refused to own up even after Lister had come up with a plan for creating a second functioning hologram.\\\
30th Aug '17 1:33:34 AM Flame
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* Katerina from the Cold Case Episode Cargo. On one hand, she lied two a vulnerable girl about the girl being abandoned (when she wasn't) murdered the victim, and sold his boat to make money. on the other hand, she'd been raped for years, and was about to watch what may have been her only chance at freedom slip away

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* ''Series/ColdCase'': Katerina from the Cold Case Episode Cargo. Season 4 episode ''Cargo''. On one hand, she lied two to a vulnerable girl about the girl being abandoned (when when she wasn't) was not, murdered the victim, victim and sold his boat to make money. on On the other hand, she'd been raped for years, and was about to watch what may have been her only chance at freedom slip awayaway.
27th Aug '17 8:33:16 AM annette12
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* Nathan in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' (E4 Channel, UK) is very much shaping up to be a Jerkass Woobie. While he started off as a pretty straightforward jerk, moments in which he reconnects with his Mum, has a fight with his Dad, and we see him shell-shocked after barely surviving an attack by his rabid probation officer in an alterna-present (it's complicated. Watch the show. No, seriously, watch the show) all point squarely at him being a classic example of a Jerkass Woobie. The fact that they have cast the rather pretty Creator/RobertSheehan in the role also indicates that this is exactly the effect the programme makers wanted.
** Oh Lord, Nathan ''epitomises'' this trope. But the main factor of his JerkassWoobie status -- aside from some very effective PetTheDog moments, and the casting of a ridiculously charismatic actor with big puppy dog eyes -- is probably the fact that the writers seem to just ''delight'' in punishing him. Although he is a genuine jerkass, the viewer barely has time to hate him before some kind of amusing karmic retribution (often in the shape of Kelly's fist) comes along to knock the crap out of him.

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* Nathan in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' (E4 Channel, UK) is very much shaping up to be a Jerkass Woobie. While he started off as a pretty straightforward jerk, moments in which he reconnects with his Mum, has a fight with his Dad, and we see him shell-shocked after barely surviving an attack by his rabid probation officer in an alterna-present (it's complicated. Watch the show. No, seriously, watch the show) all point squarely at him being a classic example of a Jerkass Woobie. The fact that they have cast the rather pretty Creator/RobertSheehan in the role also indicates that this is exactly the effect the programme makers wanted.
** Oh Lord, Nathan ''epitomises'' this trope.
wanted. But the main factor of his JerkassWoobie status -- aside from some very effective PetTheDog moments, and the casting of a ridiculously charismatic actor with big puppy dog eyes -- is probably the fact that the writers seem to just ''delight'' in punishing him. Although he is a genuine jerkass, the viewer barely has time to hate him before some kind of amusing karmic retribution (often in the shape of Kelly's fist) comes along to knock the crap out of him.



* From ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'': oh, Kathleen. You're such a snooty bitch, but your life's such a wreck - alcoholic mom, absentee dad, abusive boyfriend, anorexia...

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* From ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'': oh, Kathleen. You're such Kathleen is a snooty bitch, but your life's her life is such a wreck - alcoholic mom, absentee dad, abusive boyfriend, anorexia...
10th Apr '17 6:38:24 AM Clessus
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** David Platt hovers between this and regular [[Woobie]]. For years on the show, he went from a nasty [[Troll]] who just tried to get a rise out of people for his own amusement, to a deranged, violent criminal who attacked his own mother and was sent to prison, until he got better (somewhat). Yet things have sucked for him pretty hard. His mother tried to abort him, and then as a child Richard Hillman tried to murder him and his family. He then spent years being [[TheUnfavourate]] to his older brother and younger sister. His first girlfriend aborted his child behind his back (which his mother kept secret from him), and his brother sleeps with his wife on Christmas Day (which David's family also plots to keep a secret from him). He was then kicked out of his own house, denied access to his kids and treated like a complete monster in late 2013. All for 'trying to kill' his brother (which was a genuine accident). Just when he seems to be getting his life back on track, his family is terrorised by his wife's drug dealer and his wife is then murdered.

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** David Platt hovers between this and regular [[Woobie]]. Woobie. For years on the show, he went from a nasty [[Troll]] Troll who just tried to get a rise out of people for his own amusement, to a deranged, violent criminal who attacked his own mother and was sent to prison, until he got better (somewhat). Yet things have sucked for him pretty hard. His mother tried to abort him, and then as a child Richard Hillman tried to murder him and his family. He then spent years being [[TheUnfavourate]] [[TheUnfavourite The Unfavourite]] to his older brother and younger sister. His first girlfriend aborted his child behind his back (which his mother kept secret from him), and his brother sleeps with his wife on Christmas Day (which David's family also plots to keep a secret from him). He was then kicked out of his own house, denied access to his kids and treated like a complete monster in late 2013. All for 'trying to kill' his brother (which was a genuine accident). Just when he seems to be getting his life back on track, his family is terrorised by his wife's drug dealer and his wife is then murdered.
10th Apr '17 6:36:58 AM Clessus
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** 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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** 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.mentally.
*''Series/CoronationStreet''
**Leanne Tilsley. Despite being a manipulative opportunist, [[YourCheatingHeart a cheat]], [[TheOtherWoman a homewrecker]] and usually a total bitch, things have really stunk for her in her life. Her mother abandoned her at birth, she's forced to abort the child she created with the husband she loves, she gets addicted to drugs and works as a prostitute to pay for said addiction, she suffers a miscarriage with her second husband, [[{{Irony}} who then cheats on her and eventually marries the other woman]], her next husband (who was also her first husband) cheats and slept with his sister-in-law ''on Christmas day'', possibly impregnating her, watches her one-time fiancé die in an explosion and her stepson, who used to love her like his own mother, verbally and physically abuses her.
**David Platt hovers between this and regular [[Woobie]]. For years on the show, he went from a nasty [[Troll]] who just tried to get a rise out of people for his own amusement, to a deranged, violent criminal who attacked his own mother and was sent to prison, until he got better (somewhat). Yet things have sucked for him pretty hard. His mother tried to abort him, and then as a child Richard Hillman tried to murder him and his family. He then spent years being [[TheUnfavourate]] to his older brother and younger sister. His first girlfriend aborted his child behind his back (which his mother kept secret from him), and his brother sleeps with his wife on Christmas Day (which David's family also plots to keep a secret from him). He was then kicked out of his own house, denied access to his kids and treated like a complete monster in late 2013. All for 'trying to kill' his brother (which was a genuine accident). Just when he seems to be getting his life back on track, his family is terrorised by his wife's drug dealer and his wife is then murdered.
2nd Apr '17 5:05:18 PM Satakieli
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** Really subject to analysis, as it was Rumple who first intentionally manipulated Regina into her StartOfDarkness for his own plans, so things she does to him later on are kind of karmic considering he started it. In any case, they both give as good as they get to each other, so whose background is more sympathetic is metely viewer's preference.

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** Really subject to analysis, as it was Rumple who first intentionally manipulated Regina into her StartOfDarkness for his own plans, so things she does to him later on are kind of karmic considering he started it. In any case, they both give as good as they get to each other, so whose background is more sympathetic is metely merely viewer's preference.
2nd Apr '17 5:02:49 PM Satakieli
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**Really subject to analysis, as it was Rumple who first intentionally manipulated Regina into her StartOfDarkness for his own plans, so things she does to him later on are kind of karmic considering he started it. In any case, they both give as good as they get to each other, so whose background is more sympathetic is metely viewer's preference.
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.
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