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2nd Feb '16 5:36:26 AM ABE.Crudele
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a little outdated on Sora's entry.
* 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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Not an example. He Pets the Dog often enough.
* 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.]]
12th Jan '16 8:32:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Fassbender's portrayal in this movie might also be the most unsympathetic portrayal in the series thus far. [[spoiler: He's perfectly willing to murder Mystique to prevent the BadFuture, assassinate Nixon live on TV to demonstrate mutant superiority, and kill anyone else that might stand in his way.]] A perfect example of this trope in action is [[spoiler: the scene where he apologizes to Charles for everything and offers to play chess with him like old times. The atmosphere of the moment makes it not at all subtle that he [[TheChessmaster is playing chess in a different sense as well]] and is just getting Charles off his guard so that he can go against the plan and kill Mystique when they find her.]]
24th Dec '15 11:17:11 AM TyeDyeWildebeest
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* Jake Hurwitz, one of the hosts of ''Podcast/IfIWereYou'', describes himself as a "peanut M&M" on the show. In his words, to most girls he's a heartless womanizer with a hard, rough exterior, like a candy shell. But any girl brave enough to dig deeper will find that beneath that hard shell is a soft, warm chocolatey center. However, they'll also find that beneath ''that'' is a shitty little peanut.
21st Nov '15 3:29:45 PM Alexsi
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** And then that changed AGAIN immediately afterwards. The current tally of hidden depths is Jerk, Jerk, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Mr. Freeze]], Idiot.
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** And then that changed AGAIN immediately afterwards. The current tally of hidden depths is Jerk, Jerk, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Mr. Freeze]], Idiot.NoSocialSkills.
21st Nov '15 3:27:58 PM Alexsi
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** And then that changed AGAIN immediately afterwards. The current tally of hidden depths is Jerk, Jerk, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Mr. Freeze]], Idiot.
22nd Oct '15 2:01:45 PM DeadlyAssassin
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* Sir Gregory, the head of General Assistance Department in ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' is one in and out. While he may be pleased and friendly in some episodes, it's only because of some outside event giving him a good mood and makes no secret that he hates One and Two for their incompetence.
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* [[BadBoss Sir Gregory, Gregory]], the head of General Assistance Department in ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' is one in and out. While he may be pleased and friendly in some episodes, it's only because of some outside event giving him a good mood and makes no secret that he hates One and Two for their incompetence.
22nd Oct '15 2:01:05 PM DeadlyAssassin
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[[folder:Radio]] * Sir Gregory, the head of General Assistance Department in ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' is one in and out. While he may be pleased and friendly in some episodes, it's only because of some outside event giving him a good mood and makes no secret that he hates One and Two for their incompetence. [[/folder]]
16th Oct '15 2:05:58 PM merotoker
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* While there are a few instances that might border on true JerkWithAHeartOfGold status in the anime (definitely not the manga), [[HeIsMyMaster Yoshitaka]] pulls these moments all the time.
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* ''Manga/HeIsMyMaster'': While there are a few instances that might border on true JerkWithAHeartOfGold status in the anime (definitely not the manga), [[HeIsMyMaster Yoshitaka]] Yoshitaka pulls these moments all the time.

* Vanessa, the [[WrongGuyFirst Wrong Girl First]] of the Creator/AdamSandler megahit ''BigDaddy''. From the very first moment we see her, she establishes herself as an angry and unpleasant person, to the point where one has to wonder what Sonny ever saw in her in the first place. Of course, the characters do mention that Vanessa "worshipped" Sonny back in college, and Sonny himself hints that, even when things started to go sour between them, for a while [[SlapSlapKiss she was antagonistic in more of a sexy way than an annoying way]]. In any case, the WrongGenreSavvy Sonny is convinced that Vanessa's heart will melt as soon as he introduces her to the five-year-old boy he has adopted for them to raise together - and, just for a second, it ''does'' look as if a PetTheDog moment is about to occur - but then, less than a minute later, we learn that Vanessa left Sonny (without telling him they were permanently breaking up) not because she was fed up with his lifestyle and wanted to resolve their relationship, but because [[spoiler: she wanted a much older and more financially responsible boyfriend, and is not sorry at all when Sonny finds out about this and even tells him that it's all his fault. Talk about a [[BitchInSheepsClothing Bitch In Steel Wool]]...]] She's an interesting contrast to Corinne, Sonny's future sister-in-law, who is pretty much [[SheepInSheepsClothing the direct opposite: polite to most people she encounters, rude to Sonny (since she can't stand him), but ultimately willing to admit that Sonny is a good father when he puts his mind to it]].
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* Vanessa, the [[WrongGuyFirst Wrong Girl First]] of the Creator/AdamSandler megahit ''BigDaddy''.''Film/BigDaddy''. From the very first moment we see her, she establishes herself as an angry and unpleasant person, to the point where one has to wonder what Sonny ever saw in her in the first place. Of course, the characters do mention that Vanessa "worshipped" Sonny back in college, and Sonny himself hints that, even when things started to go sour between them, for a while [[SlapSlapKiss she was antagonistic in more of a sexy way than an annoying way]]. In any case, the WrongGenreSavvy Sonny is convinced that Vanessa's heart will melt as soon as he introduces her to the five-year-old boy he has adopted for them to raise together - and, just for a second, it ''does'' look as if a PetTheDog moment is about to occur - but then, less than a minute later, we learn that Vanessa left Sonny (without telling him they were permanently breaking up) not because she was fed up with his lifestyle and wanted to resolve their relationship, but because [[spoiler: she wanted a much older and more financially responsible boyfriend, and is not sorry at all when Sonny finds out about this and even tells him that it's all his fault. Talk about a [[BitchInSheepsClothing Bitch In Steel Wool]]...]] She's an interesting contrast to Corinne, Sonny's future sister-in-law, who is pretty much [[SheepInSheepsClothing the direct opposite: polite to most people she encounters, rude to Sonny (since she can't stand him), but ultimately willing to admit that Sonny is a good father when he puts his mind to it]].

** As per WordOfGod, Severus Snape. He bullies Harry, Neville and other students, outs Remus Lupin as a werewolf (forcing him to resign and live in poverty), mocks members of both the Order of the Phoenix and Death Eaters, invented new methods of Dark Magic, etc. Though [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the seventh book]] reveals [[spoiler: he loved Harry's mother and did everything he could to honor her memory and sacrifice,]] J.K. Rowling affirms that he unfairly hated and resented Harry and would have done nothing to help him if it weren't for [[spoiler: his mother]]. Snape himself affirms the same to Dumbledore. To sum it up, Snape is an absolute dick to everyone not named [[spoiler: Lily Evans]]. --> J.K. Rowling: I don't really see him as a hero. He's spiteful, he's a bully, all of these things are true of Snape, even at the end of the book.
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** As per WordOfGod, Severus Snape. He bullies Harry, Neville and other students, outs Remus Lupin as a werewolf (forcing him to resign and live in poverty), mocks members of both the Order of the Phoenix and Death Eaters, invented new methods of Dark Magic, etc. Though [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the seventh book]] reveals [[spoiler: he loved Harry's mother and did everything he could to honor her memory and sacrifice,]] J.K. Rowling sacrifice]]. Creator/JKRowling affirms that he unfairly hated and resented Harry and would have done nothing to help him if it weren't for [[spoiler: his mother]]. Snape himself affirms the same to Dumbledore. To sum it up, Snape is an absolute dick to everyone not named [[spoiler: Lily Evans]]. --> J.'''J.K. Rowling: Rowling''': I don't really see him as a hero. He's spiteful, he's a bully, all of these things are true of Snape, even at the end of the book.

* In the original trilogy of ''Literature/TheFirstLaw'' series there's [[spoiler: Bayaz. He has a bit of an ego and can be quite demanding of others at times, but the fact that he opposes Khalul, who is the true leader of an empire that partakes in slavery and plans to destroy the Union, as well as been responsible for the creation of an army of [[HumanoidAbomination Humanoid Abominations]], shows him in a more positive light... that is until TheReveal comes along and we find out that he is even worse than his nemesis]].
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* In the original trilogy of ''Literature/TheFirstLaw'' series there's [[spoiler: Bayaz. He has a bit of an ego and can be quite demanding of others at times, but the fact that he opposes Khalul, who is the true leader of an empire that partakes in slavery and plans to destroy the Union, as well as been responsible for the creation of an army of [[HumanoidAbomination Humanoid Abominations]], {{Humanoid Abomination}}s, shows him in a more positive light... that is until TheReveal comes along and we find out that he is even worse than his nemesis]].

* Margaret the Slitheen in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Boom Town". She spares a pregnant woman and later when the Doctor is about to lead her to her execution, she brings this incident to prove that she can change for the better. The Doctor correctly deduces that she only did it to conterbalance the murders she committed and going to. [[spoiler: And indeed, she was trying to destroy the earth to get back home.]]
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* Margaret the Slitheen in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Boom Town". She spares a pregnant woman and later when the Doctor is about to lead her to her execution, she brings this incident to prove that she can change for the better. The Doctor correctly deduces that she only did it to conterbalance counterbalance the murders she committed and going to. [[spoiler: And indeed, she was trying to destroy the earth to get back home.]]

* Good Ol' [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosWarioAndCompany Wario]]. He fights an evil army, takes a demon pirate king in single combat, [[spoiler:and even though he wants his money, still spares the Queen of the world a smi--wait what DUDE. She just spent a nightmarish stretch in a hideous monster's captivity, and Wario introduces her to the paneling up-close when she keeps him from his money just five seconds more. Princess Shokora, this is not.]] However, he can also be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, as seen when he helps Luigi and co. (including Wario's rival, Mario) rescue Princess Peach after being saved by Luigi in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Super Mario 64 DS.]]''
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* Good Ol' [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosWarioAndCompany Wario]]. He fights an evil army, takes a demon pirate king in single combat, [[spoiler:and even though he wants his money, still spares the Queen of the world a smi--wait what DUDE. She just spent a nightmarish stretch in a hideous monster's captivity, and Wario introduces her to the paneling up-close when she keeps him from his money just five seconds more. Princess Shokora, this is not.]] not]]. However, he can also be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, as seen when he helps Luigi and co. (including Wario's rival, Mario) rescue Princess Peach after being saved by Luigi in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Super Mario 64 DS.]]''

* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' [[spoiler:Norman Osborn spent the entire series portrayed as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold regarding his behavior towards his son Harry. In season 1 he asked Spider-Man not to reveal the (apparent) identity of the Green Goblin/Harry, as his enemies would seek retribution. The GrandFinale of season 2 reveals that Norman was the real Green Goblin and had gone as far as to damage his own son's leg and stuff him into the goblin suit to keep his secret.]] Peter was furious.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' [[spoiler:Norman Osborn spent the entire series portrayed as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold regarding his behavior towards his son Harry. In season 1 he asked Spider-Man not to reveal the (apparent) identity of the Green Goblin/Harry, as his enemies would seek retribution. The GrandFinale of season 2 reveals that Norman was the real Green Goblin and had gone as far as to damage his own son's leg and stuff him into the goblin suit to keep his secret.]] secret]]. Peter was furious.

** [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Cartman]] seems to always have an ulterior motive for any good actions, despite what he has led the audience or other characters to believe. In ''Major Boobage'' when he wants to save the town's cats from being taken away, it's so bizarrely and honestly charitable that it felt like a MetaTwist. Of course, Cartman does manage to rack up some jerk points when Kyle insinuates that Cartman is a hypocrite for wanting to keep cats hidden in his attic and yet sympathizing with the Nazis while they hunted down European Jews similarly hiding in attics - and Cartman, who ''knows full well'' what Kyle means, gives a completely disingenuous response.
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** [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Cartman]] seems to always have an ulterior motive for any good actions, despite what he has led the audience or other characters to believe. In ''Major Boobage'' "Major Boobage" when he wants to save the town's cats from being taken away, it's so bizarrely and honestly charitable that it felt like a MetaTwist. Of course, Cartman does manage to rack up some jerk points when Kyle insinuates that Cartman is a hypocrite for wanting to keep cats hidden in his attic and yet sympathizing with the Nazis while they hunted down European Jews similarly hiding in attics - and Cartman, who ''knows full well'' what Kyle means, gives a completely disingenuous response.

* Donald Duck acts this way in the WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 short ''WesternAnimation/BroncoBusted''. In 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 in the WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 short ''WesternAnimation/BroncoBusted''. In 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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14th Oct '15 5:52:15 PM annette12
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** Benders 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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** Benders 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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