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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.
18th Mar '17 5:01:48 PM thecarolinabull01
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*** In "Egg Story", Arnold and Helga are partnered together to care for an egg as an exercise in parenting. Helga, rather than be a LovingBully to Arnold, decides to try and be nice to him for once. Before she can, Arnold rips her a new asshole, telling Helga that he is done tolerating her abuse (understandable, but Helga hasn't done anything bad to him up to this point) that he doesn't like her (obviously untrue, since Arnold has admitted to liking Helga in the past and knows that [[JerkWithAHeartIfGold she's not a bad person deep down]]) and would rather work with anyone else but her (they've successfully worked together several times before this episode, aside from the "Biosquare" project). While it was probably done as Karmic Retribution to Helga for all the times she was mean to Arnold, [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Arnold is so much of a dick in this episode that it's difficult to take his side]]. Helga gets furious and rightfully calls Arnold a "big, dumb jerk." The two spend the rest of the episode arguing as a result.

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*** In "Egg Story", Arnold and Helga are partnered together to care for an egg as an exercise in parenting. Helga, rather than be a LovingBully to Arnold, decides to try and be nice to him for once. Before she can, Arnold rips her a new asshole, telling Helga that he is done tolerating her abuse (understandable, but Helga hasn't done anything bad to him up to this point) that he doesn't like her (obviously untrue, since Arnold has admitted to liking Helga in the past and knows that [[JerkWithAHeartIfGold [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold she's not a bad person deep down]]) and would rather work with anyone else but her (they've successfully worked together several times before this episode, aside from the "Biosquare" project). While it was probably done as Karmic Retribution to Helga for all the times she was mean to Arnold, [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Arnold is so much of a dick in this episode that it's difficult to take his side]]. Helga gets furious and rightfully calls Arnold a "big, dumb jerk." The two spend the rest of the episode arguing as a result.
12th Feb '17 3:20:04 AM BigKlingy
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* The [[Awesome/VideoGameBosses highly acclaimed]] boss fight against Mister Freeze in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' only occurs due to both characters suffering from this trope. Batman is dying from The Joker's infected blood, and Mr Freeze is the only one able to create a cure, so they work together. Upon getting Freeze what he needs to complete the cure, Freeze suddenly decides to destroy one of the two phials and use the only remaining one to blackmail Batman into finding his wife Nora. Instead of simply agreeing to this (which he ''promised to do anyway'' earlier), Batman attacks him, forcing Mr Freeze to go all-out in self-defense. They immediately go back to being allies after the fight and never mention it again, and thanks to their fight, Harley Quinn steals the cure.

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9th Feb '17 10:45:52 PM thecarolinabull01
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*** In "Egg Story", Arnold and Helga are partnered together to care for an egg as an exercise in parenting. Helga, rather than be a LovingBully to Arnold, decides to try and be nice to him for once. Before she can, Arnold rips her a new asshole, telling Helga that he is done tolerating her abuse (understandable, but Helga hasn't done anything bad to him up to this point) that he doesn't like her (obviously untrue, since Arnold has admitted to liking Helga in the past and knows that she's not a bad person deep down) and would rather work with anyone else but her (they've successfully worked together several times before this episode, aside from the aforementioned "Biosquare" project). While it was probably done as Karmic Retribution to Helga for all the times she was mean to Arnold, [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Arnold is so much of a dick in this episode that it's difficult to take his side]]. Helga gets furious and rightfully calls Arnold a "big, dumb jerk." The two spend the rest of the episode arguing as a result.

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*** In "Egg Story", Arnold and Helga are partnered together to care for an egg as an exercise in parenting. Helga, rather than be a LovingBully to Arnold, decides to try and be nice to him for once. Before she can, Arnold rips her a new asshole, telling Helga that he is done tolerating her abuse (understandable, but Helga hasn't done anything bad to him up to this point) that he doesn't like her (obviously untrue, since Arnold has admitted to liking Helga in the past and knows that [[JerkWithAHeartIfGold she's not a bad person deep down) down]]) and would rather work with anyone else but her (they've successfully worked together several times before this episode, aside from the aforementioned "Biosquare" project). While it was probably done as Karmic Retribution to Helga for all the times she was mean to Arnold, [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Arnold is so much of a dick in this episode that it's difficult to take his side]]. Helga gets furious and rightfully calls Arnold a "big, dumb jerk." The two spend the rest of the episode arguing as a result.
1st Feb '17 11:28:20 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':
** Arnold, who's normally a nice kid who acts as TheConscience to his peers, has taken the JerkassBall on occasion. The most notable incidents are in "New Teacher" and especially "Egg Story".
*** In "New Teacher", Arnold's teacher Ms. Slovak retires from teaching and is replaced with Mr. Simmons. Although Simmons is a nice man who is very passionate about teaching, the students don't like him very much due to his effeminate personality, so they decide to bully him to the point that he quits. Not only does Arnold not object to it, he joins in on it!
*** In "Egg Story", Arnold and Helga are partnered together to care for an egg as an exercise in parenting. Helga, rather than be a LovingBully to Arnold, decides to try and be nice to him for once. Before she can, Arnold rips her a new asshole, telling Helga that he is done tolerating her abuse (understandable, but Helga hasn't done anything bad to him up to this point) that he doesn't like her (obviously untrue, since Arnold has admitted to liking Helga in the past and knows that she's not a bad person deep down) and would rather work with anyone else but her (they've successfully worked together several times before this episode, aside from the aforementioned "Biosquare" project). While it was probably done as Karmic Retribution to Helga for all the times she was mean to Arnold, [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Arnold is so much of a dick in this episode that it's difficult to take his side]]. Helga gets furious and rightfully calls Arnold a "big, dumb jerk." The two spend the rest of the episode arguing as a result.
** 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.
26th Jan '17 6:09:12 AM TommyTiger
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* To be brief, the characters of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' seemed to pass around the Jerkass Ball like a hot potato in the post-movie episodes.

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* To be brief, the characters of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' seemed to pass around the Jerkass Ball like a hot potato in the post-movie episodes. That is, until Stephen Hillenburg came back to the show and undid everything, including the CharacterDerailment.
26th Jan '17 6:06:59 AM TommyTiger
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* A lot of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts employ this, having Tom instigate the conflict so that while Jerry dishes out DisproportionateRetribution for the rest of the short the audience still roots for him ([[DracoInLeatherPants for the most part]]). The scenario is reversed on a few occasions, having Jerry draw the first punch or overdo his retribution so that [[TeamRocketWins Tom is allowed to win]].

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* A lot Some of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts employ this, having this. It's often Tom instigate who's being the conflict so that while bad one, but Jerry dishes out DisproportionateRetribution for the rest of the short the audience still roots for him ([[DracoInLeatherPants for the most part]]). The scenario is reversed on a few occasions, having Jerry draw the first punch or overdo his retribution so that sometimes gets it, in order to justify [[TeamRocketWins Tom is allowed to win]].winning]].



** In "Inspector Goofy", Goofy, Peg, and PJ all carry one. Goofy for engaging in SelectiveEnforcement after promising not to, Peg by having no sympathy when said selective enforcement results in Pete getting kicked out of the house and taunting him with food, and PJ for using one of his two lines to suggest selling Pistol. Goofy and PJ are typically the ''nicest'' characters on the show. In particular, Goofy usually doesn't do anything deliberately mean, and PJ almost never strikes first and seldom strikes back. While Peg can be ruthless in enforcing her rules, she typically doesn't do anything blatantly cruel.

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** In "Inspector Goofy", Goofy, Peg, and PJ all carry one. Goofy for engaging in SelectiveEnforcement after promising not to, Peg by having no sympathy when said selective enforcement results in Pete getting kicked out of the house and taunting him with food, and PJ for using one of his two lines to suggest selling Pistol. Pistol to the circus. This is more jarring if you think that Goofy and PJ are typically the ''nicest'' characters on the show. In particular, Goofy usually doesn't do anything deliberately mean, and PJ almost never strikes first and seldom strikes back. While Peg can be ruthless in enforcing her rules, she typically doesn't do anything blatantly cruel.
25th Jan '17 7:15:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' hands the ball to several heroes, making them increasingly violent and sadistic in their efforts to track down criminals. The worst of them is Ray Palmer, who [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique tortures information out of Killer Moth]] by shrinking to a microscopic size, entering his brain and enlarging slightly to simulate a stroke--the same method Jean Loring used to kill Sue Dibny.

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* ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' hands the ball to several heroes, making them increasingly violent and sadistic in their efforts to track down criminals. The worst of them is Ray Palmer, who [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique tortures information out of Killer Moth]] by shrinking to a microscopic size, entering his brain and enlarging slightly to simulate a stroke--the same method Jean Loring used to kill Sue Dibny.



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* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'': The usually nice titular character was rather mean to his sister Jenna at the beginning of Darke, for ostensibly no reason other than to disregard her warnings about a building danger in the Palace.

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* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'': The usually nice titular character was rather mean to his sister Jenna at the beginning of Darke, for ostensibly no reason other than to disregard her warnings about a building danger in the Palace.



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* This happens on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' on a regular basis due to the [[AnAesop Aesop]]-centric formula of the show. Some particularly glaring examples are:

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* This happens on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' on a regular basis due to the [[AnAesop Aesop]]-centric formula of the show. Some particularly glaring examples are: are:


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13th Nov '16 1:08:03 PM nombretomado
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* The rather [[BrokenBase infamous]] episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', "Clash," had Superman take firm hold of the Jerkass Ball, becoming uncharacteristically irrational and antagonistic towards new league member Captain Marvel.

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* The rather [[BrokenBase infamous]] episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', "Clash," had Superman take firm hold of the Jerkass Ball, becoming uncharacteristically irrational and antagonistic towards new league member Captain Marvel.
31st Oct '16 10:52:17 AM gewunomox
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** 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 StatusQuo.

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** 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 StatusQuo.Status Quo.
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