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23rd May '17 3:05:58 PM VulgarBee
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', in order to push Cabba to his RageBreakingPoint, Vegeta briefly becomes his old SpacePirate self and threatens to destroy Cabba's entire planet and kill his family once he kills him. This pushes Cabba over the edges and he ascends to Super Saiyan.



* ''Franchise/OnePiece'''s Nico Robin putted up a mild [=Jerkass=] Facade in the Water Seven arc, trying to convince the other Straw Hats she had willingly betrayed them. Her reason for this was the bad guys were threatening them with the very attack that destroyed her home island if she didn't comply. She goes as far as to actively resist attempts to rescue her after the crew learns of this before coming to her senses.
** Nami (though possessing a jerkish personality in general) acted similarly in the Arlong Arc. While she initially hated pirates, she eventually found herself wanting to stay with the crew, but being unable to do so because of her obligation to buy back her village. As a such, when she sees her crewmates on the island, she falsely claims to have murdered Usopp and states that she was using the crew to gain money.
** Boa Hancock seemed like a [[KickTheDog puppy-kicking]] VainSorceress with no redeeming qualities whatsoever, even [[TakenForGranite turning her own subjects into stone]] for allowing a man (Luffy) onto her island. However, when she saw Luffy protect her sister's brand, and thus their shared secret, as well as make the choice ''not'' to leave the island, but see his petrified friends revived, she allowed him into her castle and showed her brand. She explained that the [[AristocratsAreEvil Celestial Dragons]] who bought them as slaves when they were children [[TattooedCrook burnt it into she and her sisters' backs]] to show them they were "less than human". Given what the Celestial Dragons were shown as capable of, spending four years with them as slaves would be no picnic, [[BrokenBird and this had lasting psychological effects on the three]]: Hancock's [[GenkiGirl normally cheerful middle sister]], Sandersonia, had a screaming freak-out from just remembering. Thus, Hancock decided that she would no longer show weakness to anyone, including her own subjects. Nyon implied her crying to Luffy was the first time she showed any warmth in her. Naturally, Luffy understood and forgave her. She no longer has to pull this facade on Luffy, [[AllAmazonsWantHercules as she now loves him.]] [[ObliviousToLove Not that he cares...]]

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* ''Franchise/OnePiece'''s Nico Robin putted up a mild [=Jerkass=] Facade in the [[Recap/OnePieceWaterSevenArc Water Seven arc, arc]], trying to convince the other Straw Hats she had willingly betrayed them. Her reason for this was the bad guys were threatening them with the very attack that destroyed her home island if she didn't comply. She goes as far as to actively resist attempts to rescue her after the crew learns of this before coming to her senses.
** Nami (though possessing a jerkish personality in general) acted similarly in the [[Recap/OnePieceArlongArc Arlong Arc.Park arc]]. While she initially hated pirates, she eventually found herself wanting to stay with the crew, but being unable to do so because of her obligation to buy back her village. As a such, when she sees her crewmates on the island, she falsely claims to have murdered Usopp and states that she was using the crew to gain money.
** Boa Hancock seemed like a [[KickTheDog puppy-kicking]] VainSorceress with no redeeming qualities whatsoever, even [[TakenForGranite turning her own subjects into stone]] for allowing a man (Luffy) onto her island. However, when she saw Luffy protect her sister's brand, and thus their shared secret, as well as make the choice ''not'' to leave the island, but see his petrified friends revived, she allowed him into her castle and showed her brand. She explained that the [[AristocratsAreEvil Celestial Dragons]] who bought them as slaves when they were children [[TattooedCrook [[SlaveBrand burnt it into she and her sisters' backs]] to show them they were "less than human". Given what the Celestial Dragons were shown as capable of, spending four years with them as slaves would be no picnic, [[BrokenBird and this had lasting psychological effects on the three]]: Hancock's [[GenkiGirl normally cheerful middle sister]], Sandersonia, had a screaming freak-out from just remembering. Thus, Hancock decided that she would no longer show weakness to anyone, including her own subjects. Nyon implied her crying to Luffy was the first time she showed any warmth in her. Naturally, Luffy understood and forgave her. She no longer has to pull this facade on Luffy, [[AllAmazonsWantHercules as she now loves him.]] [[ObliviousToLove Not that he cares...]]


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** During the [[Recap/OnePieceWholeCakeIslandArc Whole Cake Island arc]], [[spoiler: Sanji]] pulled this in order to make [[spoiler: Luffy and Nami forget about him and move on when they come to rescue him. He takes it really far too, cruelly insulting his friends nonstop and then brutally beating Luffy until he knocks him out. It actually works on Nami, who angrily disowns him, but Luffy sees right through it and makes him cry when he still refuses to turn his back on him.]]
17th May '17 10:52:36 AM TrendingToon1
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** Played straight with Diamond Tiara herself. The season 5 episode "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" revealed that [[spoiler: she only acted mean because that's how her mother taught her to act, she knows her behavior is wrong, and she wants to change but doesn't know how]].

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** Played straight with Diamond Tiara herself. The season 5 episode "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" revealed that [[spoiler: she only acted mean because that's how her mother (an even bigger bully than she is) taught her to act, act; she knows her behavior is wrong, and she wants to change but doesn't know how]].
13th May '17 5:30:58 AM MJC
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* ''Anime/DragonballZ'': Goku acted this way towards Uub during the final episode to bring out his aggression. In reality Goku is kindness incarnate, and was just [[{{Troll}} trolling] Uub so he'd show his true power. He apologizes after the fight is over.

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* ''Anime/DragonballZ'': Goku acted this way towards Uub during the final episode to bring out his aggression. In reality Goku is kindness incarnate, and was just [[{{Troll}} trolling] trolling]] Uub so he'd show his true power. He apologizes after the fight is over.
13th May '17 5:30:37 AM MJC
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* ''Anime/DragonballZ'': Goku acted this way towards Uub during the final episode to bring out his aggression. In reality Goku is kindness incarnate, and simply wanted to see Uub's true power. He apologizes after the fight is over.

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* ''Anime/DragonballZ'': Goku acted this way towards Uub during the final episode to bring out his aggression. In reality Goku is kindness incarnate, and simply wanted to see Uub's was just [[{{Troll}} trolling] Uub so he'd show his true power. He apologizes after the fight is over.
10th May '17 6:49:11 PM nombretomado
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** Amethyst atacked Pearl in the Kindergarten, and even threw and tied up Steven, because Pearl reminded her of her past. She was also this way with Greg, as a act of revenge for Rose having less time for her.

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** Amethyst atacked attacked Pearl in the Kindergarten, and even threw and tied up Steven, because Pearl reminded her of her past. She was also this way with Greg, as a act of revenge for Rose having less time for her.



* Inverted with the ''HeckleAndJeckle'' cartoon "Sappy New Year." The boys give up practical jokes as a New Year's resolution, but their attempts to do good deeds are haphazard and are misconstrued as more troublemaking.

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* Inverted with the ''HeckleAndJeckle'' ''WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle'' cartoon "Sappy New Year." The boys give up practical jokes as a New Year's resolution, but their attempts to do good deeds are haphazard and are misconstrued as more troublemaking.
24th Apr '17 9:49:14 AM Getta
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Compare with SourOutsideSadInside and JerkWithAHeartOfGold. SourOutsideSadInside comes in when the Jerkass is to hide depression and emotional conflict. The JerkWithAHeartOfGold really ''is'' a jerk, naturally rude and maybe offensive, but also cares more deeply than it appears. A [=Jerkass=] Facade comes in when a character is ''not'' a jerk, is naturally pleasant and friendly, but makes a deliberate decision to act in a (usually very) jerkish manner to achieve some sort of goal.

Contrast BitchInSheepsClothing and JerkWithAHeartOfJerk. See also ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies, DefrostingIceQueen, ThinkNothingOfIt, DontYouDarePityMe, and StepfordSnarker. May secretly be a ZeroApprovalGambit. Not to be confused with [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} The [=Jerkass=] known as Fassad.]]

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Compare with StepfordSnarker, SourOutsideSadInside and JerkWithAHeartOfGold. SourOutsideSadInside comes JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* This trope: faking jerk attitude, hiding good traits.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Actually a jerk, but with some good traits slipping every now and then.
* StepfordSnarker: snarking
in when the Jerkass is order to hide depression insecurities, sadness and emotional conflict. The JerkWithAHeartOfGold really ''is'' resentment (and the like)
* SourOutsideSadInside: Actually
a jerk, naturally rude and maybe offensive, jerk/rough snarker, but is also cares more deeply than it appears. A [=Jerkass=] Facade comes in when a character is ''not'' a jerk, is naturally pleasant and friendly, but makes a deliberate decision to act in a (usually very) jerkish manner to achieve some sort of goal.

sad inside.

Contrast BitchInSheepsClothing and JerkWithAHeartOfJerk. See also ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies, DefrostingIceQueen, ThinkNothingOfIt, DontYouDarePityMe, and StepfordSnarker.DontYouDarePityMe. May secretly be a ZeroApprovalGambit. Not to be confused with [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} The [=Jerkass=] known as Fassad.]]
9th Apr '17 6:06:13 PM Deathflamer619
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* [[spoiler:Mayoi Hachifuji]] in ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}''. She knows that she is caught in or actually is a supernatural event and doesn't want anyone else to have to get involved. [[spoiler:She's a 'snail,' otherwise known as a spirit that distracts people who are avoiding going somewhere and makes them follow her. She knows she's dead and that she won't reach her destination, so she tells anyone who talks to her that she hates them so they'll leave her alone and not waste their time on her.]]

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* [[spoiler:Mayoi Hachifuji]] Hachikuji]] in ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}''. She knows that she is caught in or actually is a supernatural event and doesn't want anyone else to have to get involved. [[spoiler:She's a 'snail,' otherwise known as a spirit that distracts people who are avoiding going somewhere and makes them follow her. She knows she's dead and that she won't reach her destination, so she tells anyone who talks to her that she hates them so they'll leave her alone and not waste their time on her.]]
7th Apr '17 4:23:26 PM nombretomado
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* Hayate from ''{{Pretear}}'', particularly in the anime adaptation. Once the {{backstory}} is revealed, it becomes apparent that he has been acting mean towards Himeno out of fear that she will fall in love with him, [[spoiler:just like Takako did in the past -- [[WomanScorned which]] [[LoveHurts didn't]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil end]] [[TheDarkSide well]]]]. Not only does this fail to keep her from getting attached (especially once she learns his reasons), but he ends up falling in love with her.

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* Hayate from ''{{Pretear}}'', ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'', particularly in the anime adaptation. Once the {{backstory}} is revealed, it becomes apparent that he has been acting mean towards Himeno out of fear that she will fall in love with him, [[spoiler:just like Takako did in the past -- [[WomanScorned which]] [[LoveHurts didn't]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil end]] [[TheDarkSide well]]]]. Not only does this fail to keep her from getting attached (especially once she learns his reasons), but he ends up falling in love with her.
26th Mar '17 2:36:43 PM nombretomado
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* [[GratuitousFrench Waka]] from ''{{Okami}}'' plays this up through most of the game, going so far as to outright [[MiniBoss attack you]] the first two times you meet him for ''no'' justifiable reason except to be a [=Jerkass=] and tell you how Ammy's become weak (''despite'' the fact that you just beat him). He's constantly riling up [[ExpositionFairy Issun]] and acts in such an untrustworthy way that the heroes aren't even sure which side he's on. When you're fighting the final boss, though, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he's been on your side the whole time and was working to protect Nippon from [[TrueFinalBoss Yami]]'s darkness, performing a HeroicSacrifice that almost kills him so that Amaterasu can finish Yami off.]]

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* [[GratuitousFrench Waka]] from ''{{Okami}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' plays this up through most of the game, going so far as to outright [[MiniBoss attack you]] the first two times you meet him for ''no'' justifiable reason except to be a [=Jerkass=] and tell you how Ammy's become weak (''despite'' the fact that you just beat him). He's constantly riling up [[ExpositionFairy Issun]] and acts in such an untrustworthy way that the heroes aren't even sure which side he's on. When you're fighting the final boss, though, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he's been on your side the whole time and was working to protect Nippon from [[TrueFinalBoss Yami]]'s darkness, performing a HeroicSacrifice that almost kills him so that Amaterasu can finish Yami off.]]
24th Mar '17 4:37:53 PM eowynjedi
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** Raigh from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'' makes a big show of not caring about anyone and only joining so he can learn more dark magic... which he is doing so that he won't ever be unable to protect his loved ones again. When he tries it on his {{Polar Opposite Twin|s}} Lugh, all he gets is a laugh and an admonishment that if Raigh keeps it up he won't make any friends. (''Heroes'' makes the facade even more hilariously transparent when he addresses he player.)
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