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17th Aug '17 9:07:29 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "Boys of Bummer" everyone in Springfield other than the Simpsons holds the ball when they torment Bart just for missing a game winning catch in a baseball game, even going so far as to goad him into committing suicide.
** In the episode "Separate Vocations" has Lisa turn into a Bad Girl stealing textbooks, smoking in class, and telling her teacher to "Shove it" inversely the same episode has Bart becoming a good kid. Which he has to forsake to bring his sister back and induce the Status Quo.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "Boys "The Boys of Bummer" Bummer", everyone in Springfield other than the Simpsons holds the ball when they torment Bart just for missing a game winning game-winning catch in a baseball game, even going so far as to goad him into committing suicide.
** In the episode "Separate Vocations" has Lisa turn into a Bad Girl stealing textbooks, smoking in class, and telling her teacher to "Shove it" inversely it"; inversely, the same episode has Bart becoming a good kid. Which he has to forsake to bring his sister back and induce the Status Quo.
18th Jul '17 10:07:30 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Applejack in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E9HonestApple "Honest Apple"]], where she's tasked with critiquing the practicality of some fashion designs and ends up offending everyone who made them by not tactfully filtering her opinions.

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** Applejack in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E9HonestApple "Honest Apple"]], where she's tasked with critiquing the practicality of some fashion designs and ends up offending everyone who made them by not tactfully filtering her opinions. This has been regarded an out-of-character episode for the normally reserved and humble Applejack, who usually isn't so gung-ho with abrasive and harsh criticism.
18th Jul '17 10:06:07 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Applejack in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E11HonestApple "Honest Apple"]], where she's tasked with critiquing the practicality of some fashion designs and ends up offending everyone who made them by not tactfully filtering her opinions.

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** Applejack in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E11HonestApple [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E9HonestApple "Honest Apple"]], where she's tasked with critiquing the practicality of some fashion designs and ends up offending everyone who made them by not tactfully filtering her opinions.
18th Jul '17 10:05:18 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Applejack in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E11HonestApple "Honest Apple"]], where she's tasked with critiquing the practicality of some fashion designs and ends up offending everyone who made them by not tactfully filtering her opinions.
31st May '17 2:10:24 AM ToxicHolyGrenade
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Despite being a temporary change of personality plot wise, characters can eventually snap themselves out of it, leading them to an apology and/or a reconcilement scenario between the other characters during the plot.
29th May '17 6:27:28 PM DVB
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** For those wanting context, the episode centers on Bubbles becoming frustrated with how her sisters and the professor babying her. She sets to prove them wrong by taking the training simulator UpToEleven and after some initial trouble, she proceeds to crush the monsters of the simulation and she becomes much more aggressive. She calms down and reverts to her old self when her sisters stop babying her and admit she's hardcore.



** Phoebe takes the Jerkass Ball in "Hall Monitor" after Helga teaches her to stop being an ExtremeDoormat so that she can be a better hall monitor. Phoebe takes it way too far, and has to be talked down by Helga at the end of the episode.

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** Phoebe takes the Jerkass Ball in "Hall Monitor" after Helga teaches her to stop being an ExtremeDoormat so that she can be a better hall monitor. monitor (Helga being the former Hall monitor.) Phoebe takes it way too far, and has to be talked down by Helga at the end of the episode.
29th May '17 6:22:11 PM DVB
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This is when [[TookALevelInJerkass Taking a Level in Jerkass]] is plot-requested. Sometimes, an otherwise nice person becomes a {{Jerkass}} unexpectedly, most likely [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality to advance the plot]] or sometimes simply [[RuleOfFunny for humor value]]. It can occur from mundane reasons such as abnormal levels of stress or being a mean drunk to more supernatural reasons (a famous example is Red Kryptonite doing this to Superman for example).

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This is when [[TookALevelInJerkass Taking a Level in Jerkass]] is plot-requested. Sometimes, an otherwise nice person becomes a {{Jerkass}} unexpectedly, most likely [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality to advance the plot]] or sometimes simply [[RuleOfFunny for humor value]]. It

In-story, the sudden change in behavior
can occur from have a variety of reasons. Sometimes they're mundane everyday reasons such as abnormal merely having a bad day and can include longer-term ones such as intense levels of stress or over an extensively period of time. Others could because of certain scenarios; maybe that one activity just has them their patience. Sometimes the JerkassBall is a more literal thing, such as alcohol and the character in question being a mean drunk to more supernatural reasons (a famous example drunk. Of course, supernatural, paranormal or abnormal items being the literal JerkassBall is common too; the portrayal of Superman under the effects of Red Kryptonite doing this to Superman for example).
is an example.
29th May '17 6:16:25 PM DVB
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* One of the reasons why ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' is a ContestedSequel is because of Harry's more abrasive characterization. When he's not brooding, he's yelling at his friends and teachers, and [[spoiler: breaking up with Cho]] for [[WhatTheHellHero calling out Hermione]] on [[spoiler: permanently disfiguring her friend for cracking under pressure against Umbridge]].

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* One of the reasons why ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' is a ContestedSequel is because of Harry's more abrasive characterization. When he's not brooding, he's yelling at his friends and teachers, and [[spoiler: breaking up with Cho]] for [[WhatTheHellHero calling out Hermione]] on [[spoiler: permanently disfiguring her friend for cracking under pressure against Umbridge]].
Umbridge]]. In this case, the reason is due to intense levels of stress with [[spoiler: the return of Voldemort and more prominently, being left in the dark about it... not to mention the Ministry more or less conspiring to keep everyone in the dark about it.]] It's also implied that a large bit of it is pent-up aggression from the events with the past 4 books. In the early chapters, he gives a colossal rant to Ron and Hermione about everything he dealt with and how he's left in the dark since [[spoiler: Voldemort's return despite being a prime target and fully knowing what the dark wizard can do.]]
29th May '17 6:11:52 PM DVB
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This is when [[TookALevelInJerkass Taking a Level in Jerkass]] is plot-requested. Sometimes, an otherwise nice person becomes a {{Jerkass}} unexpectedly, most likely [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality to advance the plot]] or sometimes simply [[RuleOfFunny for humor value]].

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This is when [[TookALevelInJerkass Taking a Level in Jerkass]] is plot-requested. Sometimes, an otherwise nice person becomes a {{Jerkass}} unexpectedly, most likely [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality to advance the plot]] or sometimes simply [[RuleOfFunny for humor value]].
value]]. It can occur from mundane reasons such as abnormal levels of stress or being a mean drunk to more supernatural reasons (a famous example is Red Kryptonite doing this to Superman for example).
3rd Apr '17 12:29:37 AM annette12
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Normally the nice girl, Nazz gets this from time to time, the most jarring example is in the infamous episode "If It Smells like a Ed" She was among the ones who were laughing at Jimmy getting a wedgie but in in "Boys Will Be Eds", Nazz calls out the boys for laughing at Jimmy's misfortune.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Normally the nice girl, Nazz gets this from time to time, the most jarring example is in the infamous episode "If It Smells like a Ed" "To Sir With Ed", when she humiliates Eddy in his house when she was supposed to be babysitting him. She was among also ''always'' laughs along with the ones who were laughing at Jimmy getting a wedgie other kids when the Eds are humiliated, but in in "Boys Will Be Eds", Nazz calls out the boys for laughing at Jimmy's misfortune.this probably is more about her being NotSoAboveItAll.
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