History Main / JerkJock

15th Oct '17 4:34:09 AM Shadowgazer
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** More lately, he became an EnsembleDarkHorse and gets to be the ''4th'' Venom, and he's touted as a through and through ''superhero'', in spite of his jock past and the symbiote's usual villain status, meaning that he manages to make CharacterDevelopment stick.

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** More lately, he became an EnsembleDarkHorse and gets to be the ''4th'' Venom, and he's touted as a through and through ''superhero'', in spite of his evil jock past and the symbiote's usual villain status, meaning that he manages to make CharacterDevelopment stick.



* [[PreppyName Bradley Uppercrust III]] from ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'' who decided to offer Max to be on his extreme sports team while passive-aggressively insulting {{Acrofatic}} PJ and BunnyEarsLawyer Bobby for vague and likely shallow reasons. Cue the TrueCompanions making him into their PrivilegedRival. Then later he drafts Max's own father, Goofy, to the team, and is later revealed to be a dirty cheater. [[spoiler: By the end of the movie he has attempted to severely injure or kill no fewer than two people in the name of winning in addition to callously leaving his own right-hand man to die.]]

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* [[PreppyName Bradley Uppercrust III]] from ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'', though a much smaller, weaselier and less intimidating example than usual, who decided to offer Max to be on his extreme sports team while passive-aggressively insulting {{Acrofatic}} PJ and BunnyEarsLawyer Bobby for vague and likely shallow reasons. Cue the TrueCompanions making him into their PrivilegedRival. Then later he drafts Max's own father, Goofy, to the team, and is later revealed to be a dirty cheater. [[spoiler: By the end of the movie he has attempted to severely injure or kill no fewer than two people in the name of winning in addition to callously leaving his own right-hand man to die.die, who by the way was a much straighter example.]]
30th Sep '17 12:57:00 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Tom Buchanan from ''TheGreatGatsby'' used to be one.

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* Tom Buchanan from ''TheGreatGatsby'' ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' used to be one.
9th Sep '17 2:54:22 PM john_e
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* An early example is Geoffrey Delamayn, the villain of ''Literature/ManAndWife'': a popular, handsome amateur sportsman who's prepared to resort to bullying and murder when things don't go his way.
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.
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