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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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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.
18th Oct '16 8:43:17 AM Technomaru
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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.
29th Jun '16 4:26:51 PM sharkcrap11
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* This happens on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' on a very frequent basis due to the [[AnAesop Aesop]]-centric formula of the show. Some of the most particularly glaring examples however:
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E3TheTicketMaster "The Ticket Master"]] Twilight receives a ticket to the Grand Galloping Gala [[EveryoneChasingYou everypony starts to chase her for it]] [[TrueCompanions including her friends,]] yes, even [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Fluttershy]].
** 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.
** Discord, the BigBad of the Season 2 Premiere has the power to ''{{Invoke|dTrope}}'' this trope onto others.
*** In the same premiere, Twilight seemed holding it just because she lost patience with her corrupted friends, when Spike had practical concerns like Rainbow Dash, who was corrupted at the time, being missing, and supplanting her when given her place, Twilight doesn't care BS about it.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000"]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Ponyville's insensitivity and impatience almost costs the Apple Family their livelihood.]] The Apple family ponies were being inconsiderate to their customers also, what with making them stand in line all day only to sell out early and leave the ponies in the back empty handed. Would it have killed them to raise the price? Or set up a pre-order system? Or at least limit the amount of cider per customer per day so Pinkie Pie couldn't walk off with a whole load while the others go thirsty?
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown "Putting Your Hoof Down"]] Angel treats Fluttershy like crap, forcing her to go to the market so he can eat. Once there [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts everypony hates her guts.]] For example a cherry costs her 10 bits but when another pony buys another cherry it costs only 2 bits. Tomatoes are now 2 bits rather than the one they were yesterday. Fluttershy eventually goes mad with her assertive training and starts bullying anyone who so much as vaguely inconveniences her. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone She snaps out of it]] when she manages to make her friends cry as a result.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]], where the usually fair-natured Twilight Sparkle has an outright SanitySlippage from being tardy in writing a friendship message, and resorts to making a problem in order to have material. Other [[FanNickname Mane 6]] bouncing with the ball laugh at her problem and she is overreacting.
** Held by Pinkie Pie in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E14FilliVanilli "Filli Vanilli]]," where she is ''really'' InnocentlyInsensitive about Fluttershy's severe stage fright. She is called out on this by the rest of the cast though. What makes this more noticeable is that an early episode showed her pranking all of her friends ''except'' for Fluttershy, because she was aware that Fluttershy might be too sensitive, a level of consideration she rarely ever shows again. Also her behavior in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Luna Eclipsed"]] did NOT help make Princess Luna feel comfortable around her subjects in Ponyville, only managing to make ponies more afraid of the now reformed Princess, though she tries and justify her behavior by claiming she was only pretending to be scared in order to get into the Nightmare Night[[note]]this show's version of Halloween[[/note]] spirit.
** It's also held by Spike in the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess "Secret of My Excess"]], where he ends up being overcome by a dragon's hoarding instinct and starts abusing the fact that it's his birthday to try and get free stuff from people until it eventually gets out of control.
** Rainbow Dash holds it 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.
** The Wonderbolts in Rainbow Falls. Hoo boy... They not only not visit their teammate in the hospital, but they outright replace him with Rainbow Dash. This has led to much backlash against Spitfire.

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* This happens on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' on a very frequent regular basis due to the [[AnAesop Aesop]]-centric formula of the show. Some of the most particularly glaring examples however:
are:
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E3TheTicketMaster "The Ticket Master"]] Master"]], when Twilight receives a ticket to the Grand Galloping Gala Gala, [[EveryoneChasingYou everypony starts to chase her for it]] [[TrueCompanions including her friends,]] friends-]] yes, even [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Fluttershy]].
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]] when [[TokenMinority Zecora Zecora, a zebra]] comes to town and is the victim of [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racism]] by everypony including (including the Mane 6 minus [[OnlySaneMan Twilight and Applebloom.Applebloom).]] Applebloom later follows Zecora home to see if the racism is justified and the mane Mane 6 try to get her back. HilarityEnsues.
** Discord, the BigBad of the Season 2 Premiere has the power to ''{{Invoke|dTrope}}'' this trope onto on others.
*** In the same premiere, Twilight seemed to be holding it just because she lost patience with her corrupted friends, friends; when Spike had practical concerns like such as Rainbow Dash, who was corrupted at the time, being missing, and supplanting her when given her place, Twilight doesn't care BS at all about it.
it and makes him take her place in the Elements of Harmony ritual. [[EpicFail This fails for obvious reasons]].
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000"]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Ponyville's insensitivity and impatience almost costs the Apple Family their livelihood.]] The In all fairness, the Apple family ponies were also being inconsiderate to their customers also, customers, what with making them stand in line all day only to sell out early and leave the ponies in the back empty handed.handed (er, hooved). Would it have killed them to raise the price? Or set up a pre-order system? Or at least limit the amount of cider per customer per day so Pinkie Pie couldn't walk off with a whole load while the others go thirsty?
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown "Putting Your Hoof Down"]] Angel treats Fluttershy like crap, forcing her to go to the market so he can eat. eat his favorite foods. Once there [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts everypony hates her guts.]] guts]] and tries to take advantage of her. For example a cherry costs her 10 bits but when another pony buys another cherry it costs only 2 bits. Tomatoes are now 2 bits rather than the one they were yesterday. Fluttershy gets assertiveness training from a visiting motivational speech-giving Minotaur, but eventually goes mad with her assertive training newfound assertiveness and starts bullying anyone who so much as vaguely inconveniences her. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone She snaps out of it]] when she manages to make her friends cry as a result.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]], where the usually reasonable and fair-natured Twilight Sparkle has an outright SanitySlippage from being tardy in writing a friendship message, letter, and resorts to making causing a problem in order to have material. Other The other [[FanNickname Mane 6]] bouncing with the ball laugh at her problem and tell her she is overreacting.
** Held by Pinkie Pie in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E14FilliVanilli "Filli Vanilli]]," where she is ''really'' InnocentlyInsensitive about Fluttershy's severe stage fright. She is called out on this by the rest of the cast though. What makes this more noticeable is that an early episode showed her pranking all of her friends ''except'' for Fluttershy, because she was aware that Fluttershy might be too sensitive, sensitive to handle it, a level of consideration she rarely ever shows again. Also her behavior in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Luna Eclipsed"]] did NOT help make Princess Luna feel comfortable around her subjects in Ponyville, only managing to make ponies more afraid of the now reformed Princess, though she tries and to justify her behavior by claiming she was only pretending to be scared in order to get into the Nightmare Night[[note]]this show's version of Halloween[[/note]] spirit.
** It's also held by Spike in the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess "Secret of My Excess"]], where he ends up being overcome by a dragon's hoarding instinct and starts abusing the fact that it's his birthday to try and get free stuff from people until it eventually gets out of control.
control and [[MakeMyMonsterGrow causes him to become a huge, savage dragon]].
** Rainbow Dash holds it 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 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell "The Mysterious Mare Do Well", 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 ''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.
** The Wonderbolts in Rainbow Falls.[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E10RainbowFalls "Rainbow Falls"]]. Hoo boy... They not Not only do they not visit their teammate in the hospital, but they outright replace him with Rainbow Dash. This has led to much backlash against Spitfire.
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