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2nd May '16 12:00:21 PM KlawKalash
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has a short list of those who played with this ball...Buffy Summers, Dawn Summers, Xander Harris, Willow Rosenberg, Rupert Giles, Angel, Spike, Oz, Tara Maclay, Riley Finn, Anya...examples include going off the rails from trauma, anger at the actions of another character, being a BrattyHalfPint or needing to ShootTheDog, or NotHimself, or TokenEvilTeammate, to cut a very long story short Creator/JossWhedon's SignatureStyle is RuleOfDrama and happiness is boring, anything to twist the knife and twist the characters to pull this off will be done.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has a short list of those who played with this ball... Buffy Summers, Dawn Summers, Xander Harris, Willow Rosenberg, Rupert Giles, Angel, Spike, Oz, Tara Maclay, Riley Finn, Anya...Anya... examples include going off the rails from trauma, anger at the actions of another character, being a BrattyHalfPint or needing to ShootTheDog, or NotHimself, or TokenEvilTeammate, to cut a very long story short Creator/JossWhedon's SignatureStyle is RuleOfDrama and happiness is boring, anything to twist the knife and twist the characters to pull this off will be done.
2nd May '16 11:58:22 AM KlawKalash
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'''Bakumaru:''' ...ah, did I?...

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'''Bakumaru:''' ... ah, did I?...



** ''ComicBook/SupermanDistantFires'' had Captain Marvel not only become arrogant and power-hungry, but the main villain of the comic, trying to kill Superman for leadership. Keep in mind that Captain Marvel is usually one of the more kindly DC Superheroes. Though then again, this was an independent comic and was never canon. [[spoiler: The Earth blowing up and EVERYONE dying (except Superman's son) at the end should be a clue]]

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** ''ComicBook/SupermanDistantFires'' * ''Superman Distant Fires'' had Captain Marvel not only become arrogant and power-hungry, but the main villain of the comic, trying to kill Superman for leadership. Keep in mind that Captain Marvel is usually one of the more kindly DC Superheroes. Though then again, this was an independent comic and was never canon. [[spoiler: The Earth blowing up and EVERYONE dying (except Superman's son) at the end should be a clue]]
24th Jan '16 4:01:38 PM kablammin45
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': The plot of "The Great Fairy Share Scare" seems to require Timmy to be an incredibly selfish {{Jerkass}} in order to make the plot work. This is pretty glaring as he had been seeing some CharacterRerailment after being a jerk in some of the previous seasons.
18th Jan '16 1:42:27 PM Shadowgazer
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* One of the reasons why ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' is a ContestedSequel is because of Harry's characterization. When he's not Wangsting, 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]]. Granted, he's going through some pretty massive undiagnosed PTSD at the time. On that note, you can say Hermione grabbed the ball for Jinxing the sign-up sheet.

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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 Wangsting, 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]]. Granted, he's going through some pretty massive undiagnosed PTSD at the time. On time and reached his breaking point as a teenager and it could be argued that note, you can say Hermione grabbed his behaviour is justified after all the ball for Jinxing the sign-up sheet.
crap he has been through.
9th Jan '16 9:59:03 PM nombretomado
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* To be brief, the characters of ''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 ''SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' seemed to pass around the Jerkass Ball like a hot potato in the post-movie episodes.
27th Dec '15 8:27:55 AM Dravencour
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This is when TookALevelInJerkass 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 [[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]].
29th Nov '15 1:56:19 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* To be brief, the characters of ''SpongebobSquarepants'' seemed to pass around the Jerkass Ball like a hot potato in the post-movie episodes.
3rd Sep '15 11:16:17 AM TokoWH
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** Rainbow Dash holds it occasionally, which contributes to her status as one of the most disliked ponies ever. Some notable examples are a lot of early S1 and S2 episodes where she is very abrasive to her friends, and doesn't seem to care about anyone but herself. One glaring example of this is in "The Mysterious Mare Do Well", though the Mane Five's behaviour in that episode when trying to get RD to learn a lesson in humility could also count as a JerkassBall moment for them, as well. This is to show she's flawed, and she does have plenty of moments after where she is nothing short of nice. It's possible her being abrasive could simply be a JerkassFacade as well.

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** Rainbow Dash holds it occasionally, which contributes to her status as one of the most disliked ponies ever.occasionally. Some notable examples are a lot of early S1 and S2 episodes where she is very abrasive to her friends, and doesn't seem to care about anyone but herself. One glaring example of this is in "The Mysterious Mare Do Well", though the Mane Five's behaviour in that episode when trying to get RD to learn a lesson in humility could also count as a JerkassBall moment for them, as well. This is to show she's flawed, and she does have plenty of moments after where she is nothing short of nice. It's possible her being abrasive could simply be a JerkassFacade as well.
12th Aug '15 8:40:21 PM MechWarrior
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May overlap with NotHimself, NiceJobBreakingItHero, DependingOnTheWriter and ComedicSociopathy. If done in a particularly exaggerated manner that in no way befits their normal characterization it is likely an OutOfCharacterMoment or a MomentOfWeakness. If the character has not actually become a Jerkass, but merely presented that way, it's {{Superdickery}}. Not to be confused with the [[ChappellesShow Haters' Ball]].

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May overlap with NotHimself, NiceJobBreakingItHero, DependingOnTheWriter and ComedicSociopathy. If done in a particularly exaggerated manner that in no way befits their normal characterization it is likely an OutOfCharacterMoment or a MomentOfWeakness. If the character has not actually become a Jerkass, but merely presented that way, it's {{Superdickery}}. Not to be confused with the [[ChappellesShow [[Series/ChappellesShow Haters' Ball]].
18th Jun '15 3:14:42 PM PPPSSC
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** In "Queasy Rider", the resident ExtremeDoormat NiceGuy PJ is shown laughing at his friend, Max, after Max was humiliated. Later, after Max is being somewhat rude to him, PJ deliberately sets an overflowing hose off on Max. It's not unheard of for PJ to [[BewareTheNiceOnes get revenge]], but it usually requires more provocation.

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** In "Queasy Rider", the resident ExtremeDoormat NiceGuy PJ is shown laughing at his friend, Max, after Max was humiliated. Later, after Max is being somewhat rude to him, PJ deliberately sets an overflowing hose off on Max. It's not unheard of for PJ to [[BewareTheNiceOnes get revenge]], but it usually requires more provocation.provocation, and regardless of circumstances, he otherwise never does anything worse ''[[UndyingLoyalty to Max]]'' than be [[BrutalHonesty brutally honest]].
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