History JerkassWoobie / VideoGames

30th Jul '16 11:51:29 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Jakob is a handsome and skilled BattleButler who is an huge JerkAss to almost anyone but the Avatar and can be [[SwimOrSinkMentor needlessly harsh]] to [[spoiler: his son and]] fellow butler Dwyer. On the other hand his loyalty to the Avatar is ''not'' about sucking up but completely genuine, and it comes from his DarkAndTroubledPast in which [[spoiler: he was badly neglected by his BlueBlood parents before being abandoned in the Nohrian court so they'd become their servant, and the Avatar was [[BecauseYouWereNicetoMe the first person who ever was kind to him]].]]

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** Jakob is a handsome and skilled BattleButler who is an huge JerkAss to almost anyone but the Avatar and can be [[SwimOrSinkMentor [[SinkOrSwimMentor needlessly harsh]] to [[spoiler: his son and]] fellow butler Dwyer. On the other hand his loyalty to the Avatar is ''not'' about sucking up but completely genuine, and it comes from his DarkAndTroubledPast in which [[spoiler: he was badly neglected by his BlueBlood parents before being abandoned in the Nohrian court so they'd become their servant, and the Avatar was [[BecauseYouWereNicetoMe the first person who ever was kind to him]].]]
30th Jul '16 11:51:00 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Severa from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. She's a BrattyTeenageDaughter to her parents, quite the AlphaBitch towards the closest thing to a best friend she has, and can be incredibly harsh to anyone she crosses paths with. However, under that facade there's a terribly wounded girl who [[spoiler: once ''seriously'' misjudged her mother out of fear and told her things she should have not said -- and said mother [[PartingWordsRegret died in battle before Severa could apologize]], which wrecks the girl with guilt]]. Not to mention there's how her mother's [[TheAce fame]] has given her a massive inferiority complex, and how [[spoiler: she and her friends are among the few survivors of one ''hellish'' BadFuture.]] Now, can someone punch this girl to the ground, and then give her a bear hug?

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''
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Severa from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. She's is a BrattyTeenageDaughter to her parents, quite the AlphaBitch towards the closest thing to a best friend she has, and can be incredibly harsh to anyone she crosses paths with. However, under that facade there's a terribly wounded girl who [[spoiler: once ''seriously'' misjudged her mother out of fear and told her things she should have not said -- and said mother [[PartingWordsRegret died in battle before Severa could apologize]], which wrecks the girl with guilt]]. Not to mention there's how her mother's [[TheAce fame]] has given her a massive inferiority complex, and how [[spoiler: she and her friends are among the few survivors of one ''hellish'' BadFuture.]] Now, can someone punch this girl to the ground, and then give her a bear hug?


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* There's no shortage of these people in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
** Prince Takumi has gentler sides that come out with his family and subordinates, but it's also true that he brings quite a bit of his own grief on himself. Most of his behavior can be traced back to his frighteningly low self-confidence and his mistakenly believing that no one in his family loves or even cares for him. This is the main reason he can act so abrasive, as he is resentful of the Avatar for being lavished with love and attention, even when the Avatar isn't to blame for it and doesn't deserve it either. [[spoiler:It's especially strong in ''Conquest'', though his aggression towards the Avatar does have some justification, his resentment is strong enough to make him ''far'' more liable to Anankos' MoreThanMindControl.]]
** Niles's DarkAndTroubledPast left deep scars on him, both physical ''and'' psychological, but it doesn't justify how harsh he can be to people like Mozu or Elise.
** Those who don't consider Rhajat TheScrappy view her as this since on one hand, she an incredibly lonely DarkMagicalGirl who truly doesn't know how to change it, and she does get PetTheDog moments (like her supports with her potential moms, or those with Selkie). On the other, she at ''very'' least starts as a creepy jerkass to almost anyone around her, and her localized supports with the Avatars ''[[{{Flanderization}} do]]'' crank up some of her worst flaws rather than her good sides.
** Jakob is a handsome and skilled BattleButler who is an huge JerkAss to almost anyone but the Avatar and can be [[SwimOrSinkMentor needlessly harsh]] to [[spoiler: his son and]] fellow butler Dwyer. On the other hand his loyalty to the Avatar is ''not'' about sucking up but completely genuine, and it comes from his DarkAndTroubledPast in which [[spoiler: he was badly neglected by his BlueBlood parents before being abandoned in the Nohrian court so they'd become their servant, and the Avatar was [[BecauseYouWereNicetoMe the first person who ever was kind to him]].]]
6th Jul '16 8:14:18 PM Karxrida
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* Severa from ''FireEmblemAwakening''. She's a BrattyTeenageDaughter to her parents, quite the AlphaBitch towards the closest thing to a best friend she has, and can be incredibly harsh to anyone she crosses paths with. However, under that facade there's a terribly wounded girl who [[spoiler: once ''seriously'' misjudged her mother out of fear and told her things she should have not said -- and said mother [[PartingWordsRegret died in battle before Severa could apologize]], which wrecks the girl with guilt]]. Not to mention there's how her mother's [[TheAce fame]] has given her a massive inferiority complex, and how [[spoiler: she and her friends are among the few survivors of one ''hellish'' BadFuture.]] Now, can someone punch this girl to the ground, and then give her a bear hug?

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* Severa from ''FireEmblemAwakening''.''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. She's a BrattyTeenageDaughter to her parents, quite the AlphaBitch towards the closest thing to a best friend she has, and can be incredibly harsh to anyone she crosses paths with. However, under that facade there's a terribly wounded girl who [[spoiler: once ''seriously'' misjudged her mother out of fear and told her things she should have not said -- and said mother [[PartingWordsRegret died in battle before Severa could apologize]], which wrecks the girl with guilt]]. Not to mention there's how her mother's [[TheAce fame]] has given her a massive inferiority complex, and how [[spoiler: she and her friends are among the few survivors of one ''hellish'' BadFuture.]] Now, can someone punch this girl to the ground, and then give her a bear hug?
26th Jun '16 11:05:46 AM nombretomado
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* Viconia from ''BaldursGate'' is a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil drow]] outcast who can be a ''huge'' jerk towards your companions, especially [[TheWoobie Aerie]]. She's often harassed herself, both before and during the event of the game, mostly because of her [[FantasticRacism race]] rather than her attitude.

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* Viconia from ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' is a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil drow]] outcast who can be a ''huge'' jerk towards your companions, especially [[TheWoobie Aerie]]. She's often harassed herself, both before and during the event of the game, mostly because of her [[FantasticRacism race]] rather than her attitude.
25th Jun '16 10:01:00 AM sorceressmon9
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*** To add to the drama, the only other character besides [[PlayerCharacter The Avatar]] that can give him another chance is [[spoiler: ''Emmeryn,'' [[SacrificialLion of all people]]]]. In the Hot-Spring Scramble DLC, [[spoiler: her forgiveness utterly [[VillainousBSOD breaks him]]]].
11th May '16 3:32:39 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Liesolotte from ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume''. you'll want to reach through the screen and hug her, telling her it'll be alright...then break her ribs when you see what she did to Rosea in the "A" and "B" paths. (Heck, even what she tried to do to ''you''.)

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* Liesolotte from ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume''.''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume''. you'll want to reach through the screen and hug her, telling her it'll be alright...then break her ribs when you see what she did to Rosea in the "A" and "B" paths. (Heck, even what she tried to do to ''you''.)
19th Apr '16 11:22:25 AM Blazer
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* The Na'Khul in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''. All they want is their world back, nothing more, nothing less. However, because of their heavy xenophobic leanings, all attempts to help them rebuild have been rebuffed, they blame the Federation for dooming their planet when it was actually the Tholians who did so and they go so far as to use time travel to ruin everything for this very reason.
30th Mar '16 8:11:24 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* A lot of the boxers are this in ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' as most of them are smug but sympathetic, but the most prominent example of this trope comes from the TotallyRadical Super Macho Man. An AttentionWhore that pushes his fans and the referee aside when they happen to be in his way, his true colors start to show after he loses for Little Mac. All those fans go straight to Mac, and Super Macho Man can only express bitterness towards him as he plays more into being a {{Heel}}. With lines like "Why don't you love me?", it becomes obvious that all he wants is their approval.
5th Mar '16 10:20:54 AM AsForMyHandle
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* [[spoiler:Flowey, aka Asriel Dreemurr]] in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. In the neutral path, they're just a ginormous {{Jerkass}}, but if you take either of the other paths, you learn in great detail ''why'' -- [[spoiler:he was brutally murdered as a child for refusing to kill those attacking him, then unintentionally resurrected as a flower without a SOUL, unable to feel kindness or love as a result]]. In the good ending, [[spoiler:he briefly goes back to being his normal self, allowing him to tearfully apologize for what he's done - made even more sad because he ''knows'' this state is temporary, and soon he'll go back to being the [=SOULless=] asshole he was all game]], and in the bad ending, [[spoiler:you become an ''even worse'' monster than he ever was, and - now possessed by the demonic spirit of his deceased adoptive sibling - ''brutally slaughter him just because you can'']].

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* [[spoiler:Flowey, aka Asriel Dreemurr]] in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. In the neutral path, they're just a ginormous {{Jerkass}}, but if you take either of the other paths, you learn in great detail ''why'' -- [[spoiler:he was brutally murdered as a child for refusing to kill those attacking him, then unintentionally resurrected as a flower without a SOUL, unable to feel kindness or love as a result]]. In the good ending, [[spoiler:he briefly goes back to being his normal self, allowing him to tearfully apologize for what he's done - done-- made even more sad because he ''knows'' this state is temporary, and soon he'll go back to being the [=SOULless=] asshole he was all game]], and in the bad ending, [[spoiler:you become an ''even worse'' monster than he ever was, and - and-- now possessed by the demonic spirit of his deceased adoptive sibling - ''brutally sibling-- you brutally slaughter him just ''just because you can'']].
31st Jan '16 1:01:03 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* [[AscendedFanboy Travis Touchdown]] from ''NoMoreHeroes'' and its sequel. He's a perverted fanboy who kills for money and enjoys it, but [[spoiler:he's being conned the whole time and, when he finds out, genuinely feels bad about killing all those people for no real reason. His parents were also killed by his first love who, he later discovered, was his [[LukeIAmYourFather half-sister]], who revealed that she had been molested on a regular basis by his father.]] Poor guy's trapped in an endless cycle of violence. No wonder he wanted to "find the exit".

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* [[AscendedFanboy Travis Touchdown]] from ''NoMoreHeroes'' and its sequel.''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''. He's a perverted fanboy who kills for money and enjoys it, but [[spoiler:he's being conned the whole time and, when he finds out, genuinely feels bad about killing all those people for no real reason. His parents were also killed by his first love who, he later discovered, was his [[LukeIAmYourFather half-sister]], who revealed that she had been molested on a regular basis by his father.]] Poor guy's trapped in an endless cycle of violence. No wonder he wanted to "find the exit".
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