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24th Apr '17 9:49:14 AM Getta
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Compare with SourOutsideSadInside and JerkWithAHeartOfGold. SourOutsideSadInside comes in when the Jerkass is to hide depression and emotional conflict. The JerkWithAHeartOfGold really ''is'' a jerk, naturally rude and maybe offensive, but also cares more deeply than it appears. A [=Jerkass=] Facade comes in when a character is ''not'' a jerk, is naturally pleasant and friendly, but makes a deliberate decision to act in a (usually very) jerkish manner to achieve some sort of goal.

Contrast BitchInSheepsClothing and JerkWithAHeartOfJerk. See also ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies, DefrostingIceQueen, ThinkNothingOfIt, DontYouDarePityMe, and StepfordSnarker. May secretly be a ZeroApprovalGambit. Not to be confused with [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} The [=Jerkass=] known as Fassad.]]

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Compare with StepfordSnarker, SourOutsideSadInside and JerkWithAHeartOfGold. SourOutsideSadInside comes JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* This trope: faking jerk attitude, hiding good traits.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Actually a jerk, but with some good traits slipping every now and then.
* StepfordSnarker: snarking
in when the Jerkass is order to hide depression insecurities, sadness and emotional conflict. The JerkWithAHeartOfGold really ''is'' resentment (and the like)
* SourOutsideSadInside: Actually
a jerk, naturally rude and maybe offensive, jerk/rough snarker, but is also cares more deeply than it appears. A [=Jerkass=] Facade comes in when a character is ''not'' a jerk, is naturally pleasant and friendly, but makes a deliberate decision to act in a (usually very) jerkish manner to achieve some sort of goal.

sad inside.

Contrast BitchInSheepsClothing and JerkWithAHeartOfJerk. See also ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies, DefrostingIceQueen, ThinkNothingOfIt, DontYouDarePityMe, and StepfordSnarker.DontYouDarePityMe. May secretly be a ZeroApprovalGambit. Not to be confused with [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} The [=Jerkass=] known as Fassad.]]
9th Apr '17 6:06:13 PM Deathflamer619
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* [[spoiler:Mayoi Hachifuji]] in ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}''. She knows that she is caught in or actually is a supernatural event and doesn't want anyone else to have to get involved. [[spoiler:She's a 'snail,' otherwise known as a spirit that distracts people who are avoiding going somewhere and makes them follow her. She knows she's dead and that she won't reach her destination, so she tells anyone who talks to her that she hates them so they'll leave her alone and not waste their time on her.]]

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* [[spoiler:Mayoi Hachifuji]] Hachikuji]] in ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}''. She knows that she is caught in or actually is a supernatural event and doesn't want anyone else to have to get involved. [[spoiler:She's a 'snail,' otherwise known as a spirit that distracts people who are avoiding going somewhere and makes them follow her. She knows she's dead and that she won't reach her destination, so she tells anyone who talks to her that she hates them so they'll leave her alone and not waste their time on her.]]
7th Apr '17 4:23:26 PM nombretomado
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* Hayate from ''{{Pretear}}'', particularly in the anime adaptation. Once the {{backstory}} is revealed, it becomes apparent that he has been acting mean towards Himeno out of fear that she will fall in love with him, [[spoiler:just like Takako did in the past -- [[WomanScorned which]] [[LoveHurts didn't]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil end]] [[TheDarkSide well]]]]. Not only does this fail to keep her from getting attached (especially once she learns his reasons), but he ends up falling in love with her.

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* Hayate from ''{{Pretear}}'', ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'', particularly in the anime adaptation. Once the {{backstory}} is revealed, it becomes apparent that he has been acting mean towards Himeno out of fear that she will fall in love with him, [[spoiler:just like Takako did in the past -- [[WomanScorned which]] [[LoveHurts didn't]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil end]] [[TheDarkSide well]]]]. Not only does this fail to keep her from getting attached (especially once she learns his reasons), but he ends up falling in love with her.
26th Mar '17 2:36:43 PM nombretomado
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* [[GratuitousFrench Waka]] from ''{{Okami}}'' plays this up through most of the game, going so far as to outright [[MiniBoss attack you]] the first two times you meet him for ''no'' justifiable reason except to be a [=Jerkass=] and tell you how Ammy's become weak (''despite'' the fact that you just beat him). He's constantly riling up [[ExpositionFairy Issun]] and acts in such an untrustworthy way that the heroes aren't even sure which side he's on. When you're fighting the final boss, though, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he's been on your side the whole time and was working to protect Nippon from [[TrueFinalBoss Yami]]'s darkness, performing a HeroicSacrifice that almost kills him so that Amaterasu can finish Yami off.]]

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* [[GratuitousFrench Waka]] from ''{{Okami}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' plays this up through most of the game, going so far as to outright [[MiniBoss attack you]] the first two times you meet him for ''no'' justifiable reason except to be a [=Jerkass=] and tell you how Ammy's become weak (''despite'' the fact that you just beat him). He's constantly riling up [[ExpositionFairy Issun]] and acts in such an untrustworthy way that the heroes aren't even sure which side he's on. When you're fighting the final boss, though, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he's been on your side the whole time and was working to protect Nippon from [[TrueFinalBoss Yami]]'s darkness, performing a HeroicSacrifice that almost kills him so that Amaterasu can finish Yami off.]]
24th Mar '17 4:37:53 PM eowynjedi
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** Raigh from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'' makes a big show of not caring about anyone and only joining so he can learn more dark magic... which he is doing so that he won't ever be unable to protect his loved ones again. When he tries it on his {{Polar Opposite Twin|s}} Lugh, all he gets is a laugh and an admonishment that if Raigh keeps it up he won't make any friends. (''Heroes'' makes the facade even more hilariously transparent when he addresses he player.)
22nd Mar '17 6:57:52 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'', Mon-El starts out as a bit a jerk ([[spoiler:especially once it becomes known that he's the Prince of Daxam]]), but Kara starts to rub off on him, and he eventually becomes a genuine hero. So when [[spoiler:his parents arrive to take him back to rebuild Daxam]], he tells them to go away and never come back, accepting that his people (he included) were exactly what Kryptonians have always believed them to be.
1st Mar '17 4:17:11 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Mr. Cat has straight out admitted to Kaeloo that he has a sensitive and vulnerable side which he hides by being a jerk to everyone else.
17th Feb '17 3:11:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Derek Hale on ''Series/TeenWolf'' has a DarkAndTroubledPast that has left him with trust issues and a justified sense of [[TheHunter persecution]]. He compensates by trying to seem as mean as possible, but is really just a [[GoodIsNotNice somewhat dark]] AntiHero.

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* Derek Hale on ''Series/TeenWolf'' has a DarkAndTroubledPast that has left him with trust issues and a justified sense of [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters persecution]]. He compensates by trying to seem as mean as possible, but is really just a [[GoodIsNotNice somewhat dark]] AntiHero.
15th Feb '17 2:26:21 PM DoctorCooper
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* ''WesternAnimation/WreckItRalph'', upon learning why King Candy does not want Vanelope to race, and being unable to convince her of the danger himself, goes full on Jerkass by destroying her precious kart, which he'd spent the previous act helping her build and learn to drive. It completely devastates her, and in turn, himself.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WreckItRalph'', ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', upon learning why King Candy does not want Vanelope to race, and being unable to convince her of the danger himself, goes full on Jerkass by destroying her precious kart, which he'd spent the previous act helping her build and learn to drive. It completely devastates her, and in turn, himself.
12th Feb '17 9:10:57 PM WoozyJack
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* ''Film/Grease'' and ''Grease2''

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* ''Film/Grease'' ''Grease'' and ''Grease2''''Grease2'' films' ''T-Birds'' male gang
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