History JerkassWoobie / LiveActionTV

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.
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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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.
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