History JerkassWoobie / WebComics

16th May '17 5:29:04 PM nombretomado
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* When we first meet Kieth from TwoKinds, he is kind of a jerk to everybody. The [[AmnesiacHero 'Hero']] is justified, since he has a reputation for being evil, but [[CatGirl Flora]] seems to be a target of FantasticRacism. Turns out he [[spoiler: Was bullied and looked down on by his father for being weak. Was framed for killing his mother and father when he was a child, which had him exiled from his homeland. After that, he met up with the Catfolk, fell in love with one of them, only to be stood up on his wedding day.]] All of this is revealed to the audience and resolved in the course of two days. Suddenly, his Jerkass behavior seems a lot less mean spirited then it did three hundred comics ago. Did we mention that in those two days he had to watch two people he cared about die (one of whom he killed), and tried to kill his new love interest? Guy has had a really bad day.

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* When we first meet Kieth from TwoKinds, ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'', he is kind of a jerk to everybody. The [[AmnesiacHero 'Hero']] is justified, since he has a reputation for being evil, but [[CatGirl Flora]] seems to be a target of FantasticRacism. Turns out he [[spoiler: Was bullied and looked down on by his father for being weak. Was framed for killing his mother and father when he was a child, which had him exiled from his homeland. After that, he met up with the Catfolk, fell in love with one of them, only to be stood up on his wedding day.]] All of this is revealed to the audience and resolved in the course of two days. Suddenly, his Jerkass behavior seems a lot less mean spirited then it did three hundred comics ago. Did we mention that in those two days he had to watch two people he cared about die (one of whom he killed), and tried to kill his new love interest? Guy has had a really bad day.
24th Oct '16 5:25:32 PM dlchen145
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* Luka of ''Webcomic/TheMeek'' is a vengeful {{badass}} dictator who comes from an extremely misogynistic and warlike culture and has a tumultuous relationship with his wife and children. At the same time, his life has been one long string of BreakTheCutie that's left him physically mutilated, and despite the above, he does seem to genuinely love his family.\\\

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* Luka of ''Webcomic/TheMeek'' is a vengeful {{badass}} badass dictator who comes from an extremely misogynistic and warlike culture and has a tumultuous relationship with his wife and children. At the same time, his life has been one long string of BreakTheCutie that's left him physically mutilated, and despite the above, he does seem to genuinely love his family.\\\
23rd Oct '16 9:38:54 PM Arcana4th
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sakana}}'': Yuudai is a jerk that often makes his life to make the work of the main characters as awful as humanly possible, and it's not up until way later that we learn that he's actually [[SourOutsideSadInside very lonely and sad]], has a hard relationship with his family and [[spoiler:up until recently, was in an abusive relationship]]. He starts growing out of his jerkiness after meeting Taisei.
* ''Webcomic/CheckPlease'': revelations made by Jack in Year 3 makes Kent's character look like this [[HarsherInHindsight looking back]]. While his original actions on the Epikegster made him look like a BitchInSheepsClothing, when Jack states that [[spoiler: his relationship with Kent was, from his eyes, merely physical, and doomed to end while Kent is still very much in love with him]], that besides the fact that Kent is a [[spoiler:closeted professional player]] who his only and biggest friend cut relationships with after a overdose with no explanation, really makes his actions seem to come from sadness and loneliness.
** Jack himself was this on the start. He was a jerk to Bitty for seemingly no good reason to the point where even Bitty disliked him, but he is also a RecoveredAddict with severe self esteem issues and that the media and popular rumors insist on [[MaliciousSlander picking on]]. He does though, grows out of his jerkiness after he starts befriending Bitty, by the time they [[spoiler:start dating]], Jack is a completely NiceGuy.
21st Aug '16 11:20:23 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Drowtales}}'' seems to like this one, half the cast seems to suffer symptoms of this. Perhaps most notably:

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* ''{{Drowtales}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' seems to like this one, half the cast seems to suffer symptoms of this. Perhaps most notably:
4th Jun '16 3:35:23 AM Lapuspuer
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* Benni from ''Webcomic/ForestHill'' is a school bully who gets into a fight with Tanya after she refuses to kiss him and when Kaleb came to try to save her, he gave Kaleb a serious head injury that put him in the hospital for days and causes him to start having seizures. Then it turns out that Benni has an extremely [[AbusiveParents abusive]] and neglectful father who forces him to have sex with men for money (which seems to be the only reason he cares for Benni at all), and poor Benni doesn't even realize that this isn't normal.

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* Benni from ''Webcomic/ForestHill'' is a school bully who gets into a fight with Tanya after she refuses to kiss him and when Kaleb came to try to save her, he gave Kaleb a serious head injury that put him in the hospital for days and causes him to start having seizures. Then it turns out that Benni has an extremely [[AbusiveParents abusive]] and neglectful father who forces him to have sex with men for money (which seems to be the only reason he cares for Benni at all), and poor Benni doesn't even realize that this isn't normal.normal.
* Wayne from ''Webcomic/TwoGuysAndGuy'' is a PlayedForLaughs example. As the comic's ButtMonkey he is often on the receiving end of the two other protagonists' ComedicSociopathy, but whenever we see him interact with people outside the group, we are reminded that he, too, [[http://www.twogag.com/archives/1278 is a]] [[http://www.twogag.com/archives/3576 horrible]] [[http://www.twogag.com/archives/3693 person]].
2nd May '16 1:13:11 PM legendaryweredragon
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* Benni from ''Webcomic/ForestHill'' is a school bully who gets into a fight with Tanya after she refuses to kiss him and when Kaleb came to try to save her, he gave Kaleb a serious head injury that put him in the hospital for days and causes him to start having seizures. Then it turns out that Benni has an extremely [[AbusiveParents abusive]] and neglectful father who forces him to have sex with men for money (which seems to be the only reason he cares for Benni at all), and poor Benni doesn't even realize that this isn't normal.
28th Oct '15 4:32:27 PM HerbalJabbage
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* The eponymous Kev from ''Webcomic/AliceAndKev'' is a selfish, sexually-aggressive bully and abusive father. He's also literally, factually insane and [[IJustWantToBeLoved doesn't really seem to understand why nobody can stand to be around him]].

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* The eponymous Kev from ''Webcomic/AliceAndKev'' is a selfish, sexually-aggressive bully and abusive father. He's also literally, factually insane and [[IJustWantToBeLoved doesn't really seem to understand why nobody can stand to be around him]].him]].
* Hui, the titular monster from''Webcomic/TheArtOfMonsters''may not be the easiest being to get along with, but she genuinely cares for her master and itís hard not to feel sorry for her in the end.
28th Aug '15 5:33:31 AM sgamer82
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** Anthony Carver has been a largely absent parent, is regarded by just about everyone as cold and emotionless, and the one time he contacted Antimony in-story it was primarily to relay a message to Kat's father, Donald. When he arrives in the flesh, it's as one of Annie's teachers, during which he quickly dismantles much of her character development, takes Reynardine, and forbids her from the forest. He starts to fall into the Woobie side of this trope in the chapter "Annie and the Fire", where its revealed that much of his time away was trying to find a way to [[spoiler:save Annie's mother Surma from death and, failing that, trying to bring her back]]. He was so desperate that he lets [[spoiler:otherworldly beings trick him into sacrificing his right hand to bring back Surma's soul]], remembering too late and to his horror that, [[spoiler:due to their etheric ancestry, Surma's soul is ''Annie's'' soul]]. He's grateful that [[spoiler:Zimmy's appearance]] stopped him.

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** Anthony Carver has been a largely absent parent, is regarded by just about everyone as cold and emotionless, and the one time he contacted Antimony in-story it was primarily to relay a message to Kat's father, Donald. When he arrives in the flesh, it's as one of Annie's teachers, during which he quickly dismantles much of her character development, takes Reynardine, and forbids her from the forest. He starts to fall into the Woobie side of this trope in the chapter "Annie and the Fire", where its revealed that much of his time away was trying to find a way to [[spoiler:save [[spoiler:bring Annie's mother Surma back from death and, failing that, trying to bring her back]]. the dead]]. He was so desperate that he lets let [[spoiler:otherworldly beings trick him into sacrificing his right hand to bring back Surma's soul]], remembering too late and to his horror that, [[spoiler:due to their etheric ancestry, Surma's soul is ''Annie's'' soul]]. He's grateful that [[spoiler:Zimmy's appearance]] stopped him. After that pushed him past the DespairEventHorizon, he only came back because [[spoiler:Annie was threatened with expulsion]]. But seeing Annie, and her resemblance to Surma, pushed him over the edge, causing much of the bad treatment.
27th Aug '15 6:03:29 PM sgamer82
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** Anthony Carver has been a largely absent parent, is regarded by just about everyone as cold and emotionless, and the one time he contacted Antimony in-story it was primarily to relay a message to Kat's father, Donald. When he arrives in the flesh, it's as one of Annie's teachers, which she had no idea about. He then publicly embarrasses her by making her wash off her makeup, then privately embarrasses her by revealing he knows she's been cheating on her schoolwork, taking Reynardine, and forbidding her to go to the forest. He starts to fall into the Woobie side of this trope in the chapter "Annie and the Fire", as its revealed that much of his time away was trying to find a way to [[spoiler:save Annie's mother Surma from death and, failing that, trying to bring her back]]. He was so desperate that he lets [[spoiler:otherworldly beings trick him into sacrificing his right hand to bring back Surma's soul, unaware that due to their etheric ancestry, Surma's soul is ''Annie's'' soul]], a fact he realizes only too late and to his horror. He's grateful that he got stopped from that.

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** Anthony Carver has been a largely absent parent, is regarded by just about everyone as cold and emotionless, and the one time he contacted Antimony in-story it was primarily to relay a message to Kat's father, Donald. When he arrives in the flesh, it's as one of Annie's teachers, during which she had no idea about. He then publicly embarrasses he quickly dismantles much of her by making her wash off her makeup, then privately embarrasses her by revealing he knows she's been cheating on her schoolwork, taking character development, takes Reynardine, and forbidding forbids her to go to from the forest. He starts to fall into the Woobie side of this trope in the chapter "Annie and the Fire", as where its revealed that much of his time away was trying to find a way to [[spoiler:save Annie's mother Surma from death and, failing that, trying to bring her back]]. He was so desperate that he lets [[spoiler:otherworldly beings trick him into sacrificing his right hand to bring back Surma's soul, unaware that due soul]], remembering too late and to his horror that, [[spoiler:due to their etheric ancestry, Surma's soul is ''Annie's'' soul]], a fact he realizes only too late and to his horror. soul]]. He's grateful that he got [[spoiler:Zimmy's appearance]] stopped from that.him.
25th Aug '15 6:52:18 AM sgamer82
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** Anthony Carver has been a largely absent parent, is regarded by just about everyone as cold and emotionless, and the one time he contacted Antimony in-story it was primarily to relay a message to Kat's father, Donald. When he arrives in the flesh, it's as one of Annie's teachers, which she had no idea about. He then publicly embarrasses her by making her wash off her makeup, then privately embarrasses her by revealing he knows she's been cheating on her schoolwork, taking Reynardine, and forbidding her to go to the forest. He starts to fall into the Woobie side of this trope in the chapter "Annie and the Fire", as its revealed that much of his time away was trying to find a way to [[spoiler:save Annie's mother Surma from death and, failing that, trying to bring her back]]. He was so desperate that he lets [[spoiler:otherworldly beings trick him into sacrificing his right hand to bring back Surma's soul, unaware that due to their ehteric ancestry, Surma's soul is ''Annie's'' soul]], a fact he realizes only too late and to his horror. He's grateful that he got stopped from that.

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** Anthony Carver has been a largely absent parent, is regarded by just about everyone as cold and emotionless, and the one time he contacted Antimony in-story it was primarily to relay a message to Kat's father, Donald. When he arrives in the flesh, it's as one of Annie's teachers, which she had no idea about. He then publicly embarrasses her by making her wash off her makeup, then privately embarrasses her by revealing he knows she's been cheating on her schoolwork, taking Reynardine, and forbidding her to go to the forest. He starts to fall into the Woobie side of this trope in the chapter "Annie and the Fire", as its revealed that much of his time away was trying to find a way to [[spoiler:save Annie's mother Surma from death and, failing that, trying to bring her back]]. He was so desperate that he lets [[spoiler:otherworldly beings trick him into sacrificing his right hand to bring back Surma's soul, unaware that due to their ehteric etheric ancestry, Surma's soul is ''Annie's'' soul]], a fact he realizes only too late and to his horror. He's grateful that he got stopped from that.
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