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5th Aug '17 1:22:06 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': The episode "High School Inedible" suggests that Danger Mouse himself was one of these as a teenager.
2nd Aug '17 10:25:06 PM Discar
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* Mike from ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion Comparative Religion]].
** That said, Troy Barnes exists to avert this trope. Sure, he might be a little insensative sometimes, but he's probably the sweetest person on the show, and is TheHeart of the group. Case in point? He's more turned on by girls in pajamas than lingerie because he just wants to know they're comfortable.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
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Mike from ''Series/{{Community}}'' the episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion "[[Recap/CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion Comparative Religion]].
Religion]]." In a variant, it's noted that he used to be an overweight geek, which is why he's so cruel now--he's got a ''lot'' to prove.
** That said, Troy Barnes exists to avert this trope. Sure, he might be a little insensative insensitive sometimes, but he's probably the sweetest person on the show, and is TheHeart of the group. Case in point? He's more turned on by girls in pajamas than lingerie because he just wants to know they're comfortable.
22nd Jul '17 12:29:55 PM LadyJaneGrey
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This type of character has a very, ''very'' slim chance to survive in a SlasherMovie, but is always an AssholeVictim in such flicks.
13th Jul '17 4:01:23 PM DragonRanger
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** Flash being a Jerk Jock was averted in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' -- but not because he was any nicer. The SettingUpdate meant that Peter now attends a specialized magnet school for science students; so in order to fill his role of school bully, Flash had to lose the jock traits and is now a science nerd as well.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Just like in the original comics, Flash Thompson is a star high school football player and a typical jock and bully who mercilessly bullies his nerdy classmate Peter Parker but greatly admires the costumed superhero Spider-Man, an irony in which the superhero takes some gratification. This version of Flash continues to bully his nerdy classmate Peter Parker, even when Peter already has already been bitten by the radioactive spider and Flash is always trying to outsmart Parker but usually fails. In the series, he dates Liz Allan until they break up, seemingly due to Liz developing a crush on Peter and also great admirer of the hero Spider-Man. In the episode which Peter's aunt has had a heart attack, some of the kids at school express their sympathies to Peter (who at the time is being manipulated by the black suit). Peter tells them that their sympathy won't pay the medical bills and that they can go to hell. Flash later calls him out on this, since some of those people were ''his'' friends. Still, even though beating Flash up would be somewhat justified (grief over his aunt, plus long history of being bullied should be enough to make anyone snap), this comment allows to Peter to wise up and get rid of the black suit. He later goes to thank Flash who in return, is quite polite (well, for Flash anyway).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Just like in the original comics, Flash Thompson is a star high school football player and a typical jock and bully who mercilessly bullies his nerdy classmate Peter Parker but greatly admires the costumed superhero Spider-Man, an irony in which the superhero takes some gratification. This version of Flash continues to bully his nerdy classmate Peter Parker, Peter, even when Peter already has already been bitten by the radioactive spider and Flash is always trying to outsmart Parker but usually fails. In the series, he dates Liz Allan until they break up, seemingly due to Liz developing a crush on Peter. The series also says that Flash and Peter and also great admirer of the hero Spider-Man.used to be close friends years ago, but it wasn't able to explain what led to their falling out before it was cancelled.
** However, Flash isn't completely irredeemable.
In the episode which Peter's aunt has had a heart attack, some of the kids at school express their sympathies to Peter (who at the time is being manipulated by the black suit). Peter tells them that their sympathy won't pay the medical bills and that they can go to hell. Flash later calls him out on this, since some of those people were ''his'' friends. on the grounds that while he doesn't like Peter, he ''does'' like Aunt May. Still, even though beating Flash up would be somewhat justified (grief over his aunt, plus long history of being bullied should be enough to make anyone snap), this comment allows to Peter to realize that the JerkassHasAPoint, wise up up, and get rid of the black suit. He later goes to thank Flash who in return, is quite polite (well, for Flash anyway).
22nd Jun '17 9:18:38 AM Maplefrost13
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* Ram and Kurt in Heathers are an example of this.

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* Ram and Kurt in Heathers ''Theatre/{{Heathers}}'' are an example examples of this.
22nd Jun '17 9:16:17 AM Maplefrost13
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* Ram and Kurt in [url=http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Heathers]Heathers[/url] are an example of this.

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* Ram and Kurt in [url=http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Heathers]Heathers[/url] Heathers are an example of this.
22nd Jun '17 9:13:37 AM Maplefrost13
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* Ram and Kurt in [url=http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Heathers]Heathers[/url] are an example of this.
11th Jun '17 1:18:38 AM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' combines this with SadistTeacher in Suguru Kamoshida, the volleyball coach of Shujin Academy whose training methods are highly abusive, and who is infamous for injuring students whom he plum doesn't like as well as perving on female students. [[spoiler:Over the course of the game's first act, this escalates to him attempting to ''[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]]'' a student.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' combines this with SadistTeacher in Suguru Kamoshida, the volleyball coach of Shujin Academy whose training methods are highly abusive, and who is infamous for injuring students whom he plum doesn't like as well as perving on female students. [[spoiler:Over the course of the game's first act, this escalates to him attempting to ''[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]]'' a student.student, [[DrivenToSuicide driving her to attempt suicide]]. In addition, before you came to school, he had broken your friend Ryuji's legs and crippling him before having the track team disbanded out of spite.]]
11th Jun '17 1:16:55 AM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' combines this with SadistTeacher in Suguru Kamoshida, the volleyball coach of Shujin Academy whose training methods are highly abusive, and who is infamous for injuring students whom he plum doesn't like as well as perving on female students. [[spoiler:Over the course of the game's first act, this escalates to him attempting to ''[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]]'' a student.]]
26th May '17 3:56:08 PM PrincessGwen
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Contrast with LovableJock. Originally LovableJock was the normal portrayal while JerkJock was a reversal, but nowadays JerkJock tends to be more populous in fiction then LovableJock characters.

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Contrast with LovableJock. Originally LovableJock was the normal portrayal while JerkJock was a reversal, but nowadays JerkJock tends to be more populous in fiction then than LovableJock characters.



*** Emphasized to its fullest in "Lucky in Love" where Kwan exhibits HiddenDepths of painful loneliness. It indicates he only got popularity through bullying out of desperate desire for friends because he wanted to belong ''somewhere'' then nowhere. If anything, he has a lot in common with an earlier Danny who was also seeking his path in life (ya know, before he [[CharacterDevelopment found it]]).

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*** Emphasized to its fullest in "Lucky in Love" where Kwan exhibits HiddenDepths of painful loneliness. It indicates he only got popularity through bullying out of desperate desire for friends because he wanted to belong ''somewhere'' then than nowhere. If anything, he has a lot in common with an earlier Danny who was also seeking his path in life (ya know, before he [[CharacterDevelopment found it]]).



* Roger Klotz from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' is a downplayed example, he is a bully and plays football, but so do most of the male cast and isn't mentioned to be particularly talented in the sport. His bullying is also mild teasing or pranks and he often on civil terms with Doug. Percy Femur, the large threatening and talented basketball player who scares even Roger is a straighter example.

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* Roger Klotz from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' is a downplayed example, example; he is a bully and plays football, but so do most of the male cast and isn't mentioned to be particularly talented in the sport. His bullying is also mild teasing or pranks and he is often on civil terms with Doug. Percy Femur, the large threatening large, threatening, and talented basketball player who scares even Roger is a straighter example.



* Kevin from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' does come off as a Jerk Jock because of his arrogance. However, he usually only acts like a jerk towards the Eds and then usually because they've provoked him somehow. Kevin also has average intelligence and sticks up for the other kids if the Eds does something to them (especially when he suspects a scam). All in all he's really not that bad. In the GrandFinale, [[spoiler:even he decides to stand up for Eddy against his brother, who's a way bigger jerk than him.]]

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* Kevin from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' does come off as a Jerk Jock because of his arrogance. However, he usually only acts like a jerk towards the Eds and then usually because they've provoked him somehow. Kevin also has average intelligence and sticks up for the other kids if the Eds does do something to them (especially when he suspects a scam). All in all he's really not that bad. In the GrandFinale, [[spoiler:even he decides to stand up for Eddy against his brother, who's a way bigger jerk than him.]]



* The Black Knight in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. In the only episode where he appears, he sees Peter sitting with his girlfriend and threatens to kill him if he sees him again in the renaissance fair. He even hates Peter as much as telling him to leave the fair when the latter only came to watch the jousting competition in the stands.

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* The Black Knight in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. In the only episode where he appears, he sees Peter sitting with his girlfriend and threatens to kill him if he sees him again in the renaissance Renaissance fair. He even hates Peter as much as telling him to leave the fair when the latter only came to watch the jousting competition in the stands.



* Averted and played straight in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill.'' Hank and his friends were all jocks in high school (Dale only sort of counts, though, being the team's towel manager), but were all friendly, upstanding young men and nice to the rest of the student body. Further, Hank himself believes that the act of being on a sports team and being a good athlete will automatically make you an upstanding citizen. On the other hand, there was an episode involving their old, high school rivals who would barge into their houses and gloat loudly about how they won the big game twenty years after it happened. Further, some of the jocks still in school that Hank encounters over the series, although not outright antagonists, are less-then-friendly.

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* Averted and played straight in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill.'' Hank and his friends were all jocks in high school (Dale only sort of counts, though, being the team's towel manager), but were all friendly, upstanding young men and nice to the rest of the student body. Further, Furthermore, Hank himself believes that the act of being on a sports team and being a good athlete will automatically make you an upstanding citizen. On the other hand, there was an episode involving their old, high school rivals who would barge into their houses and gloat loudly about how they won the big game twenty years after it happened. Further, some of the jocks still in school that Hank encounters over the series, although not outright antagonists, are less-then-friendly.less-than-friendly.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Just like in the original comics, Flash Tompson is a star high school football player and a typical jock and bully who mercilessly bullies his nerdy classmate Peter Parker but greatly admires the costumed superhero Spider-Man, an irony in which the superhero takes some gratification.This version of flash continues to bully his nerdy classmate Peter Parker, even when Peter already has already been bitten by the radioactive spider and Flash is always trying to outsmart Parker but usually fails. In the series, he dates Liz Allan until they break up, seemingly due to Liz developing a crush on Peter and also great admirer of the hero Spider-Man. In the episode which Peter's aunt has had a heart attack, some of the kids at school express their sympathies to Peter (who at the time is being manipulated by the black suit). Peter tells them that their sympathy won't pay the medical bills and that they can go to hell. Flash later calls him out on this, since some of those people were ''his'' friends. Still, even though beating Flash up would be somewhat justified (grief over his aunt, plus long history of being bullied should be enough to make anyone snap), this comment allows to Peter to wise up and get rid of the black suit. He later goes to thank Flash who in return, is quite polite (well, for Flash anyway).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Just like in the original comics, Flash Tompson Thompson is a star high school football player and a typical jock and bully who mercilessly bullies his nerdy classmate Peter Parker but greatly admires the costumed superhero Spider-Man, an irony in which the superhero takes some gratification.gratification. This version of flash Flash continues to bully his nerdy classmate Peter Parker, even when Peter already has already been bitten by the radioactive spider and Flash is always trying to outsmart Parker but usually fails. In the series, he dates Liz Allan until they break up, seemingly due to Liz developing a crush on Peter and also great admirer of the hero Spider-Man. In the episode which Peter's aunt has had a heart attack, some of the kids at school express their sympathies to Peter (who at the time is being manipulated by the black suit). Peter tells them that their sympathy won't pay the medical bills and that they can go to hell. Flash later calls him out on this, since some of those people were ''his'' friends. Still, even though beating Flash up would be somewhat justified (grief over his aunt, plus long history of being bullied should be enough to make anyone snap), this comment allows to Peter to wise up and get rid of the black suit. He later goes to thank Flash who in return, is quite polite (well, for Flash anyway).
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