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9th Feb '18 10:29:32 PM FordPrefect
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* Captain Archer from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' played around with the JerkAss ball in the episode "A Night In Sickbay", rudely dismissing the idea of the Kreetassans being insulted because Porthos relieved himself on a tree (the fact that he brought his dog on a strange alien planet is a bit looney in itself), whining because they won't give them the plasma Injector that they need without him apologizing first, threatening to whiz on their trees himself, and berating everybody around him. The story writes in that this is because of his sexual tension with T'Poi.

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* Captain Archer from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' played around with the JerkAss ball in the episode "A Night In Sickbay", rudely dismissing the idea of the Kreetassans being insulted because Porthos relieved himself on a tree (the fact that he brought his dog on a strange alien planet is a bit looney in itself), whining because they won't give them the plasma Injector that they need without him apologizing first, threatening to whiz on their trees himself, and berating everybody around him. The story writes in that this is because of his sexual tension with T'Poi.T'Pol.
7th Feb '18 7:40:33 AM MsCC93
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** Jimmy is more prone to holding it in later seasons of the show. It's mostly due to flanderization. A famous example is in the episode "If It Smells Like an Ed," when he frames all three Eds because Eddy gave him a wedgie. While Eddy deserved it, Ed and Edd were punished simply because they stood by Eddy's side.
21st Jan '18 4:21:15 PM Corlagon
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* In ''Classic Comicbook/XMen'', Bobby/Iceman isn't pleased at all with all these strangers joining what he considers his family, even when they are being friendly to him. He outright attacks Thunderbird.
15th Jan '18 8:21:24 AM Someoneman
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* Captain Archer from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' played around with the JerkAss ball in the episode "A Night In Sickbay", rudely dismissing the idea of the Kreetassans being insulted because Porthos relieved himself on a tree (the fact that he brought his dog on a strange alien planet is a bit looney in itself), whining because they won't give them the plasma Injector that they need without him apologizing first, threatening to whiz on their trees himself, and berating everybody around him. The story writes in that this is because of his sexual tension with T'Poi. His abrasive behavior is one of the reasons why this episode is disliked by many, though YMMV.

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* Captain Archer from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' played around with the JerkAss ball in the episode "A Night In Sickbay", rudely dismissing the idea of the Kreetassans being insulted because Porthos relieved himself on a tree (the fact that he brought his dog on a strange alien planet is a bit looney in itself), whining because they won't give them the plasma Injector that they need without him apologizing first, threatening to whiz on their trees himself, and berating everybody around him. The story writes in that this is because of his sexual tension with T'Poi. His abrasive behavior is one of the reasons why this episode is disliked by many, though YMMV.



* 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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* 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.



** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]] when [[TokenMinority Zecora, a zebra]] comes to town and is the victim of [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racism]] by everypony (including the Mane 6 minus [[OnlySaneMan Twilight and Applebloom).]] Applebloom later follows Zecora home to see if the racism is justified and the Mane 6 try to get her back. HilarityEnsues.

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]] when [[TokenMinority Zecora, a zebra]] comes to town and is the victim of [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racism]] FantasticRacism by everypony (including the Mane 6 minus [[OnlySaneMan Twilight and Applebloom).]] Applebloom later follows Zecora home to see if the racism is justified and the Mane 6 try to get her back. HilarityEnsues.



** Ed in "Little Ed Blue" as well. While many see his anger in this episode more as TookALevelInBadass since he [[TakeThatScrappy managed to tell Sarah off and gave Kevin a well-deserved beating]], as well as his constant pummeling on Eddy, he still qualifies here since he nearly snapped Plank in two by the end, [[spoiler:which would've been the case had Jonny not taken out the pebble in Ed's shoe.]]

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** Ed in "Little Ed Blue" as well. While many see his anger in this episode more as TookALevelInBadass since he [[TakeThatScrappy managed to tell Sarah off and gave Kevin a well-deserved beating]], beating, as well as his constant pummeling on Eddy, he still qualifies here since he nearly snapped Plank in two by the end, [[spoiler:which would've been the case had Jonny not taken out the pebble in Ed's shoe.]]



*** 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 [[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.

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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 [[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]].side. Helga gets furious and rightfully calls Arnold a "big, dumb jerk." The two spend the rest of the episode arguing as a result.
10th Jan '18 11:24:20 AM waters20
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** Ed in "Little Ed Blue" as well. While many see his anger in this episode more as TookALevelInBadass since he [[TakeThatScrappy managed to tell Sarah off and gave Kevin a well-deserved beating]], as well as his constant pummeling on Eddy, he still qualifies here since he nearly snapped Plank in two by the end, [[spoiler:which would've been the case had Jonny not taken out the pebble in Ed's shoe.]]
9th Jan '18 11:54:41 PM Fynlar
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In-story, the sudden change in behavior can have a variety of reasons. Sometimes they're mundane everyday reasons such as merely having a bad day and can include longer-term ones such as intense levels of stress 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. Of course, supernatural, paranormal or abnormal items being the literal JerkassBall is common too; the portrayal of Superman under the effects of Red Kryptonite is an example.

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In-story, the sudden change in behavior can have a variety of reasons. Sometimes they're mundane everyday reasons such as merely having a bad day and can include longer-term ones such as intense levels of stress over an extensively period of time. Others could because of certain scenarios; maybe that one activity just has them lose their patience. Sometimes the JerkassBall is a more literal thing, such as alcohol and the character in question being a mean 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 is an example.
30th Nov '17 1:03:18 PM waters20
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Normally the nice girl, Nazz gets this from time to time, the most jarring example is in the episode "To Sir With Ed", when she humiliates Eddy in his house when she was supposed to be babysitting him. She also ''always'' laughs along with the other kids when the Eds are humiliated, but this probably is more about her being NotSoAboveItAll.

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Normally the nice girl, Nazz gets this from time to time, the most jarring example is in the episode "To Sir With Ed", when she humiliates Eddy in his house when she was supposed to be babysitting him. She also ''always'' laughs along with the other kids when the Eds are humiliated, but this probably is more about her being NotSoAboveItAll.NotSoAboveItAll.
** Even Edd, the most sympathetic and arguably the nicest character on the whole show, has his rare moments where he can come across as a major douchebag. A great example of this is shown in "Sorry, Wrong Ed" when he becomes completely callous of all the precarious predicaments Eddy gets into in the hands of the curse of the telephone. Even when Eddy gets trampled by hippos and even zapped by lightning ''right in front of Edd'', Edd, again, considers it all a coincidence and even ''smiles'' at the pain Eddy suffers in the end, which has him getting the impression that being right is more important than the well-being of his friend.
28th Oct '17 6:38:30 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* In one episode[[note]]"Spirit of the Tiger"[[/note]] of ''Series/PowerRangersSuperMegaforce'', a MonsterOfTheWeek steals the team's weapons. This causes Troy to inexplicably suffer from this trope, chastizing the rest of his team for letting go of their weapons for the majority of the episode (despite the fact that the team is still able to fight using the powers of [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Wild Force]]) - something he continues to do even after Jake and Gia learn from [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Casey Rhodes]] how to use some kung-fu. Although ''Megaforce'' is often criticized for being a ShotForShotRemake of both ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' and ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''[[note]]the former providing the footage for ''Megaforce'' and a few episodes of ''Super Megaforce'', and the latter providing the footage for the majority of ''Super Megaforce''[[/note]], it's worth noting that this is something that ''wasn't'' in the latter at all, since while Marvelous (Troy's sentai counterpart) was annoyed by the events of the corresponding episode in the Sentai, he didn't take it out on his fellow Gokaigers.
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.
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