History Main / JerkWithAHeartOfJerk

9th May '16 4:46:17 PM Tehrannotaur
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This trope also subverts HiddenHeartOfGold. It is one step more complex than FauxAffablyEvil. Compare and contrast BitchInSheepsClothing and SheepInSheepsClothing. For the more malicious, see ForTheEvulz, TheSociopath and PragmaticVillainy. Also contrast JerkassFacade, also pretty much a polar opposite.

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This trope also subverts HiddenHeartOfGold. This trope can be [[AppliedMathematics summed up]] as "{{Jerk with a|heart of gold}} [[SubvertedTrope heart of]] BitchInSheepsClothing".

It is one step more complex than FauxAffablyEvil. Compare and contrast BitchInSheepsClothing and SheepInSheepsClothing. For the more malicious, see ForTheEvulz, TheSociopath and PragmaticVillainy. Also contrast JerkassFacade, also pretty much a polar opposite.
8th May '16 8:35:13 AM Tnoel
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8th May '16 8:24:32 AM Tnoel
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* GameOfThrones: Joffery-in a show where even some of the most morally questionable people have redeemable traits, Joffery has none of that between [[spoiler: breaking his promise to spare Ned and then having him executed in front of Sansha and then making Sansha look at his severed head, constantly abusing Sansha mentally and physically (the latter by his guard), having children and babies murdered or anyone that annoys him for that matter, and humiliating Tyrion at the royal wedding. By the time Joffery is poison at his wedding you will be hard pressed to find anyone that felt sorry for him.]]

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* GameOfThrones: Joffery-in In a show where even some of the most morally questionable people have redeemable traits, Joffery has none of that between [[spoiler: breaking his promise to spare Ned and then having him executed in front of Sansha and then making Sansha look at his severed head, constantly abusing Sansha mentally and physically (the latter by his guard), having children and babies murdered or anyone that annoys him for that matter, and humiliating Tyrion at the royal wedding. By the time Joffery is poison at his wedding you will be hard pressed to find anyone that felt sorry for him.]]
7th May '16 11:15:21 PM Tnoel
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*GameOfThrones: Joffery-in a show where even some of the most morally questionable people have redeemable traits, Joffery has none of that between [[spoiler: breaking his promise to spare Ned and then having him executed in front of Sansha and then making Sansha look at his severed head, constantly abusing Sansha mentally and physically (the latter by his guard), having children and babies murdered or anyone that annoys him for that matter, and humiliating Tyrion at the royal wedding. By the time Joffery is poison at his wedding you will be hard pressed to find anyone that felt sorry for him.]]
* Ramsay is maybe even worse then Joffery
29th Apr '16 10:25:41 AM spectertv
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** Bender has his moments. In "Xmas Story" all the others ere surprised when Bender says he wants to volunteer at a liquor kitchen for homeless robots. It turns out he just wants to pose as a homeless robot to get free booze.

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** Bender has his moments. In "Xmas Story" all the others ere are surprised when Bender says he wants to volunteer at a liquor kitchen for homeless robots. It turns out he just wants to pose as a homeless robot to get free booze.
16th Apr '16 3:07:18 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': At first, Virginis just seems like he's a controlling jerk, until we find out that all his other planets went out to the void in spite of his pleas not to, and are implied to have died where he could see but not be able to do anything to help them. This puts him in a new light, making what he says to B a genuine though harsh attempt to keep her safe the way he couldn't for the others. And ''then'' he ''burns B's face half off'' because she asks a question he doesn't like, which strips his claims of protecting her of any sort of legitimacy.
15th Apr '16 1:36:20 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': Hibari Kyouya. Half carrying Gokudera to find Tsuna in Kokuyo Land, how nice of him. Not. He throws Gokudera aside afterward, and it turns out he only helped the latter so they could be "even". Don't even get started on the countless times he turned up to kick enemy butt and then says 'They were crowding'.

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* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': Hibari Kyouya.Kyouya Hibari. Half carrying Gokudera to find Tsuna in Kokuyo Land, how nice of him. Not. He throws Gokudera aside afterward, and it turns out he only helped the latter so they could be "even". Don't even get started on the countless times he turned up to kick enemy butt and then says 'They were crowding'.
15th Apr '16 1:35:27 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Mayuri has no hidden heart of gold because everything he does is ForScience. When Szayel resurrects himself by draining Mayuri's daughter and lieuteant's life-force, Mayuri initially seems shocked and dismayed as he crouches over her withered body. A moment later, instead of showing remorse or swearing revenge, he grins broadly and compliments Szayel on possessing such a fascinating technique.
* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'': Makoto Hanamiya. When Kuroko asks him why he uses such foul and underhanded tactics, he starts getting emotional, and it appears he is going to reveal some tragic backstory - then he interrupts himself and starts laughing, explaining that he only does it [[{{Sadist}} because he enjoys crushing people's dreams.]]
* Sasuske Uchiha of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fame, particularly after his FaceHeelTurn and subsequently TookALevelInJerkass. He was originally a rather straight JerkWithAHeartOfGold towards his teammates, but as he became more obsessed with revenge and attaining power he pretty much throws all of his morals out of the window, willing to kill even his new teammates to accomplish his goal. And what goal you may ask? Killing everybody in his old village of course, ''including his former classmates and teachers''. And no, he is not the slight bit repented about his actions either. [[spoiler: This trope is spelled out when he shows up in the final battle to help Naruto defeat the BigBad; no, he didn't pull a HeelFaceTurn, or was even trying to atone for his actions, the villains were just in the way of accomplishing his goal and makes it perfectly clear that he intends to kill Naruto when the battle is over and more than willing to sacrifice anyone he considers expendable.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Mayuri has no hidden heart of gold because everything he does is ForScience. When Szayel Szayelaporro resurrects himself by draining Mayuri's daughter and lieuteant's life-force, Mayuri initially seems shocked and dismayed as he crouches over her withered body. A moment later, instead of showing remorse or swearing revenge, he grins broadly and compliments Szayel Szayelaporro on possessing such a fascinating technique.
* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'': Makoto Hanamiya. When Kuroko asks him why he uses such foul and underhanded tactics, he starts getting emotional, and it appears he is going to reveal some tragic backstory - then he interrupts himself and starts laughing, explaining that he only does it [[{{Sadist}} because he enjoys crushing people's dreams.]]
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* Sasuske Sasuke Uchiha of from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fame, particularly after his FaceHeelTurn and subsequently TookALevelInJerkass. He was originally a rather straight JerkWithAHeartOfGold towards his teammates, but as he became more obsessed with revenge and attaining power he pretty much throws all of his morals out of the window, willing to kill even his new teammates to accomplish his goal. And what goal you may ask? Killing everybody in his old village of course, ''including his former classmates and teachers''. And no, he is not the slight bit repented about his actions either. [[spoiler: This trope is spelled out when he shows up in the final battle to help Naruto defeat the BigBad; no, he didn't pull a HeelFaceTurn, or was even trying to atone for his actions, the villains were just in the way of accomplishing his goal and makes it perfectly clear that he intends to kill Naruto when the battle is over and more than willing to sacrifice anyone he considers expendable.]]



* Sora Shiun'in from Anime/YuGiOhArcV. He's blunt, insanely smug about his skills, and boasts about his Fusion skills being vastly superior to those of Leo Duel School. But he is willing to teach Yuzu how to Fusion summon, even putting in a lot of effort to see her improve. But then he reveals his past in a duel with Shun: [[spoiler: he was indeed part of the Fusion faction that destroyed his hometown and hunted down his allies.]] And not only that, but he did it for fun. [[spoiler: At least, until he defected the Fusion faction for Yuya and Yuzu.]]

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* Sora Shiun'in from Anime/YuGiOhArcV.''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''. He's blunt, insanely smug about his skills, and boasts about his Fusion skills being vastly superior to those of Leo Duel School. But he is willing to teach Yuzu how to Fusion summon, Summon, even putting in a lot of effort to see her improve. But then he reveals his past in a duel with Shun: [[spoiler: he Kurosaki: [[spoiler:he was indeed part of the Fusion faction that destroyed his hometown and hunted down his allies.]] And not only that, but he did it for fun. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At least, until he defected the Fusion faction for Yuya and Yuzu.]]



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2nd Feb '16 5:36:26 AM ABE.Crudele
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* Sora from Anime/YuGiOhArcV. He's blunt, insanely smug about his skills, and boasts about his Fusion skills being vastly superior to those of Leo Duel School. But he is willing to teach Yuzu how to Fusion summon, even putting in a lot of effort to see her improve. But then he reveals his past in a duel with Shun: [[spoiler: he was indeed part of the Fusion faction that destroyed his hometown and hunted down his allies.]] And not only that, but he did it for fun.

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* Sora Shiun'in from Anime/YuGiOhArcV. He's blunt, insanely smug about his skills, and boasts about his Fusion skills being vastly superior to those of Leo Duel School. But he is willing to teach Yuzu how to Fusion summon, even putting in a lot of effort to see her improve. But then he reveals his past in a duel with Shun: [[spoiler: he was indeed part of the Fusion faction that destroyed his hometown and hunted down his allies.]] And not only that, but he did it for fun. [[spoiler: At least, until he defected the Fusion faction for Yuya and Yuzu.]]
12th Jan '16 8:33:42 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Jayne Cobb of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', particularly in the episode "Jaynestown," in which the crew makes a stopover in a mining town that reveres Jayne as a local hero for dropping a crate full of money on them years ago and allowing them to recover from poverty and oppression. This was an accident (his craft was losing altitude and he was trying to trim weight to stay aloft). Subverted at the end, however, when a local boy takes a bullet for Jayne, who expresses surprise and dismay that someone should do that for him.
** Jayne does have his PetTheDog moments (or at least, pet the fuzzy hat moments), particularly when it is revealed that his ill-gotten gains all go home to his impoverished family.
*** EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas.
** Jayne's main problem is that whatever good intentions make their way into his brain are tripped up by his [[DumbMuscle questionable intelligence.]]
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