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11th Apr '18 7:55:23 AM costanton11
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* Johnny Worthington III, the top scare student in ''Film/MonstersUniversity'' as well as the president of the elite Roar Omega Roar fraternity, frequently antagonizes Mike Wazowski and his fraternity, Oozma Kappa, with his smarmy and condescending attitude.

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* Johnny Worthington III, the top scare student in ''Film/MonstersUniversity'' ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' as well as the president of the elite Roar Omega Roar fraternity, frequently antagonizes Mike Wazowski and his fraternity, Oozma Kappa, with his smarmy and condescending attitude.
23rd Mar '18 3:24:49 PM RedScharlach
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* Pretty much in all manhwas by Hwang Ri Mi, this type of character type occurs.

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* Pretty much in all manhwas by Hwang Ri Mi, this type of character type occurs.



** At least until a car accident gave him amnesia all the way back to college, erasing the past 10-20 years or so from him memory (ComicBookTime).

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** At least until a car accident gave him amnesia all the way back to college, erasing the past 10-20 years or so from him his memory (ComicBookTime).



* The Raimi ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies made Flash downright irredeemable (although he does only appear for about ten minutes early in the first movie, when he's still in his 'bullying dick' phase, which doesn't help). It's curious how the image of him as Jerk Jock still sticks seeing as how he's only fit the trope less than 15% of his total appearances.

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* The Raimi ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies made Flash downright irredeemable (although he does only appear for about ten minutes early in the first movie, when he's still in his 'bullying dick' phase, which doesn't help). It's curious how the image of him as Jerk Jock still sticks seeing as how he's he only fit fits the trope in less than 15% of his total appearances.



*** His rage was even justifiable in the first movie. Peter Parker (unintentionally) threw a tray of food at him. Because he was obvious about the fact he's walking away because of the incident (he didn't even bother to at least cut the spider strings that caused the accident to occur), its only common sense Flash targeted him to pent his rage out. If a viewer watches the whole scene without knowing the pretext that Peter's discovering his new ability, it flat out comes as Peter trying to do a bullying stunt to piss Flash off but gets caught int he act).

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*** His rage was even justifiable in the first movie. Peter Parker (unintentionally) threw a tray of food at him. Because he was obvious about the fact he's walking away because of the incident (he didn't even bother to at least cut the spider strings that caused the accident to occur), its it's only common sense that Flash targeted him to pent release his rage out. pent-up rage. If a viewer watches the whole scene without knowing the pretext that Peter's discovering his new ability, it flat out flat-out comes off as Peter trying to do a bullying stunt to piss Flash off but gets getting caught int he act).in the act.



* Ryan in ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks: The Squeakquel'' verbally threatens Alvin, gives Simon a swirly and subsequently drops him into the toilet, and pokes fun at Theodore's girth (which is naturally a BerserkButton for Alvin and Simon). His sidekick would too, if he weren't . . . well, the side-kick.

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* Ryan in ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks: The Squeakquel'' verbally threatens Alvin, gives Simon a swirly and subsequently drops him into the toilet, and pokes fun at Theodore's girth (which is naturally a BerserkButton for Alvin and Simon). His sidekick would too, if he weren't . . . weren't ...well, the side-kick.



* Slightly subverted, ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'' have a entire frat full of jerk jocks, but nerds eventually had their revenge. They got revenge again in second movie...

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* Slightly subverted, ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'' have a an entire frat full of jerk jocks, but nerds eventually had their revenge. They got revenge again in second movie...



** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Havok is a downplayed example because he's not as bad as what this trope is normally associated with, but he's verbally abusive towards the geeky Hank [=McCoy=], and Alex Summers even fits the blond stereotype.

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** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Havok is a downplayed example because he's not as bad as what this trope is normally associated with, is, but he's verbally abusive towards the geeky Hank [=McCoy=], and Alex Summers even also fits the blond stereotype.



* Ace and his gang of thugs in Stephen King's "[[Literature/DifferentSeasons The Body]]". This guy goes beyond the realms of being an asshole to utter sadism. After Gordon scares off Ace and his gang with a pistol, he gets back at him by breaking his nose and fingers and kicking him in the testicles (they were actually on the verge of harming him more seriously when they are run off by Gordon's neighbor). They then attack his friends Chris, Teddy, and Vern by breaking Chris's arm and "leaving his face looking like a Canadian sunrise" and giving less severe beatings to the other two. It's very satisfying when adult Gordon, whose friends have not surived beyond young adult hood, finds Ace a fat, empty shell of a man who doesn't even recognize his former punching bag.

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* Ace and his gang of thugs in Stephen King's "[[Literature/DifferentSeasons The Body]]". This guy goes beyond the realms of being an asshole to utter sadism. After Gordon scares off Ace and his gang with a pistol, he gets back at him by breaking his nose and fingers and kicking him in the testicles (they were actually on the verge of harming him more seriously when they are run off by Gordon's neighbor). They then attack his friends Chris, Teddy, and Vern by breaking Chris's arm and "leaving his face looking like a Canadian sunrise" and giving less severe beatings to the other two. It's very satisfying when adult Gordon, whose friends have not surived survived beyond young adult hood, finds Ace a fat, empty shell of a man who doesn't even recognize his former punching bag.



** Logan in his early appearances before CharacterDevelopment hit in. Ostracizing Veronica, wrecking her car with a baseball bat, organizing bum fights...

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** Logan in his early appearances before CharacterDevelopment hit in. Ostracizing kicked in: ostracizing Veronica, wrecking her car with a baseball bat, organizing bum fights...



* Sunny Capaduca of ''Series/FifteenLove'' is a wierd example, being a young female example. She's got the ego, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]], and free ride parts down though.

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* Sunny Capaduca of ''Series/FifteenLove'' is a wierd weird example, being a young female example. and female. She's got the ego, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]], and free ride parts down down, though.



* Then there was Christopher Nowinski, ([[{{Kayfabe}} supposedly]]) the first WWE Superstar to graduate from Harvard University. He played his character more as [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant an upper-crust snob]] than a Jerk Jock ''per se'', but he did wear his old letterman jacket and thus fit into this trope. (He did [[http://nowinski.squarespace.com/chrisnowinskibio/ legitimately attend Harvard]], where he played football. But there have been a lot of guys to pass through Capitol/WWWF/WWE through the years)

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* Then there was Christopher Nowinski, ([[{{Kayfabe}} supposedly]]) the first WWE Superstar to graduate from Harvard University. He played his character more as [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant an upper-crust snob]] than a Jerk Jock ''per se'', but he did wear his old letterman jacket and thus fit into this trope. (He did [[http://nowinski.squarespace.com/chrisnowinskibio/ legitimately attend Harvard]], where he played football. But there have been a lot of guys to pass through Capitol/WWWF/WWE through the years)years.)



* Lampshaded and Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' where in a ItsAWonderfulPlot episode, becoming a football player made BarbaricBully Francis into a [[LovableJock friendly jock]] due to being able to put his aggression on the field.

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* Lampshaded and Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' where in a an ItsAWonderfulPlot episode, becoming a football player made BarbaricBully Francis into a [[LovableJock friendly jock]] due to being able to put his aggression on the field.



** Rainbow Dash herself is a [[JerkWithAHeartofGold mixture]] of a Jerk Jock and a LovableJock. She does have characteristics of the typical Jerk Jock, such as arrogance and an obnoxious attitude, but her worst traits intersect with her [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold more altruistic traits,]] such as her UndyingLoyalty towards Equestria and her [[TrueCompanions friends,]] her [[BullyHunter protection of Fluttershy]] against the real Jerk Jocks in The Cutie Mark Chronicles, calling out her old friend Gilda in "Griffon the Brush-off", and the fact that while she is [[BrutalHonesty bluntly honest,]] she's never gone out of her way to intentionally harm anyone, unlike [[BitchInSheepsClothing Gilda]], for example. Underneath her rough exterior, it's not hard to find an obnoxious, but kind-hearted well-meaning pony. She is more of a aversion in later episodes especially getting an interest in books, defending and trying to cheer Fluttershy, and having genuinely soft moments especially when around children like [[MoralityPet Scootaloo]] who is also a LovableJock.

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** Rainbow Dash herself is a [[JerkWithAHeartofGold mixture]] of a Jerk Jock and a LovableJock. She does have characteristics of the typical Jerk Jock, such as arrogance and an obnoxious attitude, but her worst traits intersect with her [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold more altruistic traits,]] such as her UndyingLoyalty towards Equestria and her [[TrueCompanions friends,]] her [[BullyHunter protection of Fluttershy]] against the real Jerk Jocks in The Cutie Mark Chronicles, calling out her old friend Gilda in "Griffon the Brush-off", and the fact that while she is [[BrutalHonesty bluntly honest,]] she's never gone out of her way to intentionally harm anyone, unlike [[BitchInSheepsClothing Gilda]], for example. Underneath her rough exterior, it's not hard to find an obnoxious, but kind-hearted well-meaning pony. She is more of a an aversion in later episodes especially episodes, getting an interest in books, defending and trying to cheer Fluttershy, and having genuinely soft moments especially when around children like [[MoralityPet Scootaloo]] who is also a LovableJock.
17th Mar '18 8:22:44 AM johnnye
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* Steve ''seems'' like one of these in the first season of ''Series/StrangerThings'', but really [[ProtagonistCentredMorality only because]] he's a thinly-drawn romantic rival to UnluckyChildhoodFriend Jonathan. He gets more focus in the second season and reveals a much more likeable side.
17th Mar '18 8:14:35 AM memememememe
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Like the Alpha Bitch, despite his largely repellent personality the Jerk Jock is [[VillainWithGoodPublicity surprisingly popular]], [[AdultsAreUseless especially with the school's staff and most adults]], and [[KarmaHoudini can get away with most anything]]. Chances are he's the child of a wealthy family and usually has his parents wrapped around his finger. Or perhaps he's the son of some important CorruptPolitician [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections who will cover up for him every time]]. Or maybe he's simply the star quarterback in a town where high school football is SeriousBusiness. But whatever the case, most Jerk Jocks know [[EvenEvilHasStandards there are certain lines not to cross if they don't want to get disowned]]. Needless to say, all of the above often lands him a ZeroPercentApprovalRating, but that's not something he cares about. Often in open conflict with the LovableJock or with the BigManOnCampus, who are usually too influential or physically strong for him to bully, especially if neither of them is willing to condone his behavior. If he has siblings, one of them is usually a NiceGuy or a NiceGirl with whom he doesn't get along.

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Like the Alpha Bitch, despite his largely repellent personality the Jerk Jock is [[VillainWithGoodPublicity surprisingly popular]], [[AdultsAreUseless especially with the school's staff and most adults]], and [[KarmaHoudini can get away with most anything]]. Chances are he's [[TheEndJustifiesTheMeans extremely necessary]] for a high school/college to compete against rivals lest they be wiped out into obscurity. Or, in the child of a wealthy family and usually has his parents wrapped around his finger. Or perhaps he's similar vein to the son of some important CorruptPolitician AlphaBitch: [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections who will cover up for him every time]]. Or maybe he's simply the star quarterback in a town where high school football is SeriousBusiness.politics]] and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney cold hard cash]]. But whatever the case, most Jerk Jocks know [[EvenEvilHasStandards there are certain lines not to cross if they don't want to get disowned]]. Needless to say, all of the above often lands him a ZeroPercentApprovalRating, but that's not something he cares about. Often in open conflict with the LovableJock or with the BigManOnCampus, who are usually too influential or physically strong for him to bully, especially if neither of them is willing to condone his behavior. If he has siblings, one of them is usually a NiceGuy or a NiceGirl with whom he doesn't get along.
24th Feb '18 9:42:34 AM Sprocket3
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* Lynn Loud from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' is a downplayed example as she has a few genuine heartwarming moments among her family but much less than the other sisters and is an extreme SoreLoser and [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating Sore Winner]] and is frequently seen pushing her younger brother Lincoln around.
12th Feb '18 12:44:54 PM ANTMuddle
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Unfortunately, this trope tends to be somewhat a TruthInTelevision, and very much restricted to team sports. The reason is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_responsibility diffusion of responsibility]]: team sports encourage tribal mentality, loyalty to own tribe (team), hostility to other tribes (other teams) and complete indifference towards outsiders. The tribal mentality dilutes the responsibility of one's behaviour and manners, and even at some instances encourages uppity and obnoxious behaviour. Practitioners of individual sports befall ''very'' rarely on JerkJock category, and are more often of BadassBookworm or GeniusBruiser type. JerkJock behaviour is ''seriously'' discouraged in martial arts, where getting into a fight or caught from bullying can lead in expulsion of the sports.

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Unfortunately, this trope tends to be somewhat a TruthInTelevision, and very much restricted to team sports. The reason is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_responsibility diffusion of responsibility]]: team sports encourage tribal mentality, loyalty to own tribe (team), hostility to other tribes (other teams) and complete indifference towards outsiders. The tribal mentality dilutes the responsibility of one's behaviour and manners, and even at some instances encourages uppity and obnoxious behaviour. Practitioners of individual sports befall ''very'' rarely on JerkJock category, and are more often of BadassBookworm or GeniusBruiser type. JerkJock behaviour behavior is ''seriously'' [[PacifistDojo discouraged in martial arts, arts,]] where getting into a fight or caught from bullying can lead in expulsion of the sports.
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6th Feb '18 2:23:17 PM ANTMuddle
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However, where the Alpha Bitch uses her wiles and sex-appeal to get what she wants, the Jerk Jock usually [[DumbMuscle isn't very smart]] and is more likely to fall back on fear of violent reprisal instead. Usually, violence is not an option to deal with him, unless TheHero or somebody on their side (likely TheBigGuy) is indeed [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter physically stronger than him]]. Other than that, manipulating him to his doom often proves to be the more effective way to deal with him, since he's seldom bright enough to see through intrigues; the fear of public humiliation, loss of status, or his parents discovering his ways is often sufficient to keep him at bay.

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However, where the Alpha Bitch uses her wiles and sex-appeal to get what she wants, the Jerk Jock usually [[DumbMuscle isn't very smart]] and is more likely to fall back on fear of violent reprisal instead. Usually, violence is not an option to deal with him, unless TheHero or somebody on their side (likely TheBigGuy) is indeed [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter physically stronger than him]]. Other than that, manipulating him to his doom often proves to be the more most effective way to deal with him, since he's seldom bright enough to see through intrigues; the fear of public humiliation, loss of status, or his parents discovering his ways is often sufficient to keep him at bay.
bay. That or a JerkassRealization.
6th Jan '18 2:28:52 PM WeightLiftingGoblin
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*** His rage was even justifiable in the first movie. Peter Parker (unintentionally) threw a tray of food at him. Because he was obvious about the fact he's walking away because of the incident (he didn't even bother to at least cut the spider strings that caused the accident to occur), its only common sense Flash targeted him to pent his rage out. If a viewer watches the whole scene without knowing the pretext that Peter's discovering his new ability, it flat out comes as Peter trying to do a bullying stunt to piss Flash off but gets caught int he act).
13th Dec '17 11:08:15 PM PaulA
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* Scowler from ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs: The Movie''. He often picks on his younger brother Patchi because of their size differences. But when he gets older and becomes the leader of the herd, he gets worse.

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* Scowler from ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs: ''Film/WalkingWithDinosaurs: The Movie''. He often picks on his younger brother Patchi because of their size differences. But when he gets older and becomes the leader of the herd, he gets worse.
24th Nov '17 11:05:15 PM Selina57
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** Well, everyone on the football team but Jesse were jerks. Jesse was a LoveableJock who genuinely fell in love with Rachel.

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** Well, everyone on the football team but Jesse were jerks. Jesse was a LoveableJock LovableJock who genuinely fell in love with Rachel.
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