History Main / JerkSue

5th Apr '16 8:30:50 PM DoctorCooper
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5th Apr '16 3:06:18 AM TVTropeFan1989
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4th Apr '16 7:53:12 PM TVTropeFan1989
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25th May '15 12:27:37 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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Compare and contrast JerkassWoobie, where a {{Jerkass}} is portrayed sympathetically as a flawed, emotionally fragile character.

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Compare and contrast JerkassWoobie, where a {{Jerkass}} is portrayed sympathetically as a flawed, emotionally fragile character. The Jerk Sue can often arise from a failed attempt at this type of character.
16th Oct '14 5:43:52 PM Tightwire
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Perhaps they are loathed so much not just because they are jerks, but because you are also expected to think they are awesome. They certainly come with most of the other traits of Mary Sueness - being completely untouchable in every way. And of course, despite being a jerk, everybody either completely ignores her appalling attitude, or lets her walk all over them, even the ones who would normally peel off her skin and wear it as a coat for that kind of behaviour.
21st Feb '14 11:00:42 AM ghidorah15
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Either way, they're both royal pains in the neck and annoying both to be around and read about. The male version tends to be less common nowadays, (or at least called out more often) as with MartyStu he's falling victim to men wanting more realistic protagonists.

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Either way, they're both royal pains in the neck and annoying both to be around and read about. The male version tends to be less common nowadays, nowadays (or at least called out more often) often); as with MartyStu MartyStu, he's falling victim to men wanting more realistic protagonists.
6th Jul '13 9:20:00 PM JIKTV
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6th Jul '13 9:19:43 PM JIKTV
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The basis of this trope is the tendency of many DarkerAndEdgier writers to create a bitter, ill-spirited, confrontational, or downright mean character [[JerkAssDissonance and still play them up as an ideal person,]] or just get away with being a bullying {{Jerkass}}. The other characters tolerate the antics (which can range from petty to sociopathic), allowing him/her to walk all over them and talking them up in their conversations with each other. Common synonyms include "strong", "tough", and "rugged" while common topics include how much better they've made their lives through their "{{tough love}}" or whatever FreudianExcuse supposedly justifies their behavior. It's often an unsuccessful or inept attempt to play on JerkassDissonance.

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The basis of this trope is the tendency of many DarkerAndEdgier writers to create a bitter, ill-spirited, confrontational, or downright mean character [[JerkAssDissonance [[JerkassDissonance and still play them up as an ideal person,]] or just get away with being a bullying {{Jerkass}}. The other characters tolerate the antics (which can range from petty to sociopathic), allowing him/her to walk all over them and talking them up in their conversations with each other. Common synonyms include "strong", "tough", and "rugged" while common topics include how much better they've made their lives through their "{{tough love}}" or whatever FreudianExcuse supposedly justifies their behavior. It's often an unsuccessful or inept attempt to play on JerkassDissonance.



Compare and contrast JerkassWoobie, where a JerkAss is portrayed sympathetically as a flawed, emotionally fragile character.

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Compare and contrast JerkassWoobie, where a JerkAss {{Jerkass}} is portrayed sympathetically as a flawed, emotionally fragile character.
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