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27th Sep '16 4:53:24 PM bt8257
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May also go hand in hand with GoodFlawsBadFlaws: a character may have a Good Flaw, then repent and apologize for it...only to turn out to have a Bad Flaw. This character taken to his/her logical extreme would then become a particularly tragic AntiVillain, since such characters [[ObliviouslyEvil genuinely believe themselves reformed]]. In such cases, the character still fits this trope only if he/she is [[{{Hypocrite}} smug about his/her moral struggle]], rather than anguished. The most dangerous example is the KnightTemplar type, such as one who tries to reform for his criminal past by [[YouAreWhatYouHate murdering]] [[SerialKillerKiller other criminals]].

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May also go hand in hand with GoodFlawsBadFlaws: a character may have a Good Flaw, then repent and apologize for it...apologize...only to turn out to have a Bad Flaw. This character taken to his/her logical extreme would then become a particularly tragic AntiVillain, since such characters [[ObliviouslyEvil genuinely believe themselves reformed]]. In such cases, the character still fits this trope only if he/she is [[{{Hypocrite}} smug about his/her moral struggle]], rather than anguished. The most dangerous example is the KnightTemplar type, such as one who tries to reform for his criminal past by [[YouAreWhatYouHate murdering]] [[SerialKillerKiller other criminals]].
27th Sep '16 4:52:51 PM bt8257
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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".

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This trope also subverts HiddenHeartOfGold. This trope can be [[AppliedMathematics summed up]] as "{{Jerk with a|heart a|Heart of gold}} [[SubvertedTrope heart of]] BitchInSheepsClothing".
27th Sep '16 4:52:11 PM bt8257
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While one ''cannot'' be both a JerkWithAHeartOfGold AND a Jerk With a Heart of Jerk simultaneously, it is possible for a character to alternate between the two (as a result of "DependingOnTheWriter" for instance) and CharacterDevelopment can cause evolution in either direction.

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While one ''cannot'' be both a JerkWithAHeartOfGold AND a Jerk With with a Heart of Jerk simultaneously, it is possible for a character to alternate between the two (as a result of "DependingOnTheWriter" for instance) and CharacterDevelopment can cause evolution in either direction.
27th Sep '16 4:51:51 PM bt8257
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While one ''cannot'' be both a JerkWithAHeartOfGold AND a Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk simultaneously, it is possible for a character to alternate between the two (as a result of "DependingOnTheWriter" for instance) and CharacterDevelopment can cause evolution in either direction.

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While one ''cannot'' be both a JerkWithAHeartOfGold AND a Jerk With A a Heart Of of Jerk simultaneously, it is possible for a character to alternate between the two (as a result of "DependingOnTheWriter" for instance) and CharacterDevelopment can cause evolution in either direction.
20th Sep '16 9:23:54 AM Jake18
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* In ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' Captain Hammer, who Dr. Horrible/Billy's crush, Penny, thinks of as really sweet on the inside, despite being [[TheAce a bit full of himself]]. The truth is Captain Hammer is only being nice to Penny to get in her pants and ''simultaneously'' piss off the eponymous character. Lampshaded when Penny states that he must have a deeper layer that's totally different from the one on the surface, Billy replies that he sometimes there's a third, even deeper level, and that one's exactly the same as the top surface level... like pie.

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* In ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' Captain Hammer, who Dr. Horrible/Billy's crush, Penny, thinks of as really sweet on the inside, despite being [[TheAce [[SmugSuper a bit full of himself]]. The truth is Captain Hammer is only being nice to Penny to get in her pants and ''simultaneously'' piss off the eponymous character. Lampshaded when Penny states that he must have a deeper layer that's totally different from the one on the surface, Billy replies that he sometimes there's a third, even deeper level, and that one's exactly the same as the top surface level... like pie.
16th Sep '16 9:31:52 PM kquinn0830
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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** Thaddeus Ross was very much as {{Jerkass}} in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', but when he reappears in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' he initially interacts with the Avengers by casually telling them a story of his heart attack during a round of golf and undergoing a triple bypass, [[HopeSpot seemingly appearing to have]] TookALevelInKindness. As he lays out the Accords, he brings up [[JerkassHasAPoint good reasons]] behind them, such as the collateral damage the Avengers have caused on missions, but notably he does not bring up about his own mistake back during the events of ''Hulk'' that also caused collateral damage. Later on, he [[spoiler:assigns Tony to arrest Captain America and Bucky, gives out a short deadline, and threatens to prosecute Stark if he fails. Even after Bucky is proven innocent for the bombing and Starks gives evidence that Zemo is behind it, Ross refuses to release the anti-Accords Avengers and go after Zemo.]] From there on it's clear that despite having better manners and being more subtle in attitude, Ross has not changed his mindset one bit.
27th Aug '16 4:01:23 PM WakefulPigeon
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** In ''WesternAnimation/BroncoBusted'', he, Mickey, and Goofy needed money to fix their car, and get the idea to compete in a rodeo to get the necessary money, with Donald pretending to be a horse. A millionaire offers to give Mickey and Goofy money in exchange for Donald due to mistaking him for an actual horse. Mickey is about to correct the millionaire until Donald eagerly accepts his offer, but he did it more because of the millionaire's promise to treat the "horse" like a king. Donald's parting words to Mickey and Goofy at the end of the short are even "So long, suckers".

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** In ''WesternAnimation/BroncoBusted'', he, Mickey, and Goofy needed money to fix their car, and get the idea to compete in a rodeo to get the necessary money, with Donald pretending to be a horse. A millionaire offers to give Mickey and Goofy money in exchange for Donald due to mistaking him for an actual horse. Mickey is about to correct the millionaire until Donald eagerly accepts his offer, but he did it more because of the millionaire's promise to treat the "horse" like a king. After happily giving the money to Mickey and Goofy on behalf of the millionaire, Donald's parting words to Mickey and Goofy them at the end of the short are even "So long, suckers".
16th Jul '16 4:47:23 AM CaptainTedium
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* Donald Duck acts this a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013''.

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* Donald Duck acts this way a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013''.
16th Jul '16 4:46:16 AM CaptainTedium
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* Donald Duck acts this way in the WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 short ''WesternAnimation/BroncoBusted''. For context, he, Mickey, and Goofy needed money to fix their car, and get the idea to compete in a rodeo to get the necessary money, with Donald pretending to be a horse. A millionaire offers to give Mickey and Goofy money in exchange for Donald due to mistaking him for an actual horse. Mickey is about to correct the millionaire until Donald eagerly accepts his offer, but he did it more because of the millionaire's promise to treat the "horse" like a king. Donald's parting words to Mickey and Goofy at the end of the short are even "So long, suckers".

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* Donald Duck acts this way a couple of times in the WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 short ''WesternAnimation/BroncoBusted''. For context, ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013''.
** In ''WesternAnimation/BroncoBusted'',
he, Mickey, and Goofy needed money to fix their car, and get the idea to compete in a rodeo to get the necessary money, with Donald pretending to be a horse. A millionaire offers to give Mickey and Goofy money in exchange for Donald due to mistaking him for an actual horse. Mickey is about to correct the millionaire until Donald eagerly accepts his offer, but he did it more because of the millionaire's promise to treat the "horse" like a king. Donald's parting words to Mickey and Goofy at the end of the short are even "So long, suckers".suckers".
** ''WesternAnimation/WondersOfTheDeep'' has him comfort Mickey when he blames himself for Professor Ludwig Von Drake being shot into sea, only to agree with him that it is his fault.
13th Jul '16 3:34:16 PM WillBGood
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* Sasuke Uchiha 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. [[spoiler: It's not like his old village entrapped the Uchiha for extinction at all. /sarcasm-they did . . . 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 take over his title as future Hogake. Furthermore, he abandons his wife and child, only returning years later when they accidentally run into him.]]

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* Sasuke Uchiha 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. [[spoiler: It's not like his old village entrapped the Uchiha for extinction at all. /sarcasm-they did . . . . 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 take over his title as future Hogake. Furthermore, he abandons his wife and child, only returning years later when they accidentally run into him.]]
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