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21st Nov '17 1:07:26 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': During the season 5 episode "Forever," Willow and Xander run into Spike, who's in the process of trying to deliver a bouquet of flowers to the Summers home. Xander believes he's trying to take advantage of Buffy's mother's death to score points with Buffy, but Spike adamantly insists that he was actually trying to [[DueToTheDead pay his respects to Joyce]], as she was the only one of Buffy's "lot" that was ever nice to him. Xander refuses to believe Spike, who eventually gives in, throws the flowers down, and storms off, telling Xander to think whatever he wants. As soon as he's gone, Willow picks up the bouquet and informs Xander that Spike didn't include a card with the flowers, surprising them both with the knowledge that Spike really ''was'' trying to pay his respects.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** In the season 2 premiere "When She Was Bad," Buffy comes back to Sunnydale having TookALevelInJerkass as a result of [[ShellShockedVeteran her temporary death at the Master's hands]]; she is sullen, actively lashes out at people, and flirts with Xander purely to upset Angel (and hurts Xander and Willow as a result). She gets hit with this when her refusal to cooperate with the other Scoobies leads to Giles and Willow being kidnapped and nearly ritually sacrificed.
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During the season 5 episode "Forever," Willow and Xander run into Spike, who's in the process of trying to deliver a bouquet of flowers to the Summers home. Xander believes he's trying to take advantage of Buffy's mother's death to score points with Buffy, but Spike adamantly insists that he was actually trying to [[DueToTheDead pay his respects to Joyce]], as she was the only one of Buffy's "lot" that was ever nice to him. Xander refuses to believe Spike, who eventually gives in, throws the flowers down, and storms off, telling Xander to think whatever he wants. As soon as he's gone, Willow picks up the bouquet and informs Xander that Spike didn't include a card with the flowers, surprising them both with the knowledge that Spike really ''was'' trying to pay his respects.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': At one point, Makoto Niijima has a discussion with her elder sister Sae about the morality of the [[AntiHeroTeam Phantom Thieves of Hearts]], during which Makoto innocently comments that she believes their [[DisappearedDad late father]] would have supported them. Sae has a rather low opinion of their father and his ideals, especially since said ideals led to him being killed in action, and hearing Makoto say that causes her to lose her temper and verbally attack her younger sister, going so far as to flat-out tell Makoto to her face that she's "a burden in my existence." As soon as Makoto breaks down in tears, Sae gets hit with this and tries to apologize.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': At one point, Makoto Niijima has a discussion with her elder sister Sae about the morality of the [[AntiHeroTeam Phantom Thieves of Hearts]], during which Makoto innocently comments that she believes their [[DisappearedDad late father]] would have supported them. Sae has a rather low opinion of their father and his ideals, especially since said ideals led to him being killed in action, and hearing Makoto say that causes her to lose her temper and verbally attack her younger sister, going so far as to flat-out tell Makoto to her face that she's "a burden in my existence." she [[ResentfulGuardian considers her a useless burden]]. As soon as Makoto breaks down in tears, Sae gets hit with this and tries to apologize.
4th Nov '17 12:21:49 AM Daeolus
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** In "Just Say No Way", Jesse is absolutely furious when he catches D.J. holding a can of beer, not knowing that she was actually trying to prevent her friend Kevin from drinking it. After Kevin comes to the Tanner house and vouches for D.J., Jesse realizes that he's been throwing the book at his niece for no reason and promptly runs upstairs to apologize.

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** In "Just Say No Way", Jesse is absolutely furious when he catches D.J. holding a can of beer, beer at a school dance he was performing for, not knowing that she was actually trying to prevent her friend Kevin from drinking it. After Kevin comes to the Tanner house and vouches for D.J., (The principal having caught him red-handed), Jesse realizes that he's been throwing the book at his niece for no reason and promptly runs upstairs heads back to the site to apologize.
3rd Nov '17 7:05:39 PM DustSnitch
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* Quite a dark example with [[BadassPrincess Say'ri]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. Because her brother Yen'fay betrayed their country to join [[ArcVillain Walhart]] TheConqueror, Say'ri openly declares [[IHaveNoSon she has no brother]] and vows to kill him personally when they meet on the battlefield. After she does so, [[SissyVillain Excellus]], the SmugSnake tactician of Walhart's forces, pops in at that very moment and reveals to Say'ri that [[spoiler: the only reason Yen'fay even joined Walhart in the first place was to protect her, and that if it wasn't for him, Walhart's forces would have already killed Say'ri herself]]. Say'ri is left absolutely ''horrified'' at the fact that she [[spoiler: hated and killed a brother who still loved her]].

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* Quite a dark example with [[BadassPrincess Say'ri]] Say'ri in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. Because her brother Yen'fay betrayed their country to join [[ArcVillain Walhart]] TheConqueror, Say'ri openly declares [[IHaveNoSon she has no brother]] and vows to kill him personally when they meet on the battlefield. After she does so, [[SissyVillain Excellus]], the SmugSnake tactician of Walhart's forces, pops in at that very moment and reveals to Say'ri that [[spoiler: the only reason Yen'fay even joined Walhart in the first place was to protect her, and that if it wasn't for him, Walhart's forces would have already killed Say'ri herself]]. Say'ri is left absolutely ''horrified'' at the fact that she [[spoiler: hated and killed a brother who still loved her]].
31st Oct '17 10:11:38 AM Kartoonkid95
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* ''Series/FullHouse'':
** In "Just Say No Way", Jesse is absolutely furious when he catches D.J. holding a can of beer, not knowing that she was actually trying to prevent her friend Kevin from drinking it. After Kevin comes to the Tanner house and vouches for D.J., Jesse realizes that he's been throwing the book at his niece for no reason and promptly runs upstairs to apologize.
** In "The Trouble with Danny", Danny is making the family clean the house for Spring Cleaning Day and they have a private meeting in D.J.'s room to vent their anger at his NeatFreak personality, not knowing that Danny was inside the closet at the time listening onto the whole thing. This prompts him to try to change his image and become a slob, and it's when he tells the others that he's no longer, to quote Joey, "a psycho with a dust mop" do they realize that they've hurt his feelings.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': In "Words Hurt", the Winslows hire a hypnotherapist to find out why Steve is sleepwalking and attacking Carl at night. It turns out that a few months ago, Steven accidentally wrecked Carl's prized model ship and Carl, after throwing him out of the house, ranted about how he wished that he would just go away and never come back, not knowing that he heard everything. Carl is absolutely mortified when he learns this and his family starts to alienate him for his words.
31st Oct '17 2:27:01 AM darkemyst
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** The [[spoiler:Magical Maintenance man the trio forced to leave was there to be with his wife when she had to go up against Umbridge and the [[FantasticRacism Anti-Muggle trial]],]] cue Jerkass Realization.

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** The [[spoiler:Magical Maintenance man the trio forced to leave in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' was there to be with his wife when she had to go up against Umbridge and the [[FantasticRacism Anti-Muggle trial]],]] cue Jerkass Realization.
30th Oct '17 8:30:08 AM RedScharlach
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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', Joy has one [[spoiler: after she and Bing Bong end up in the Memory Dump with Riley's core memories. Joy not only realizes she's caused all sorts of trouble with her attempts to keep Riley happy, but when she finds a memory with a mixture of Sadness and Joy, Joy realizes Sadness does have a purpose and she's been pushing her to the side all these years for no reason. This gives her the resolve to escape the dump and make things right.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', Joy has one [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after she and Bing Bong end up in the Memory Dump with Riley's core memories. Joy not only realizes she's caused all sorts of trouble with her attempts to keep Riley happy, but when she finds a memory with a mixture of Sadness and Joy, Joy realizes Sadness does have a purpose and she's been pushing her to the side all these years for no reason. This gives her the resolve to escape the dump and make things right.]]



* In the film version of ''Literature/{{It}}'', the now-adult members of the Losers Club hold a meeting to talk about old times and discuss their plans for taking down the eponymous creature. One of their number, Stan, is conspicuously absent, which causes the other members of the club to playfully ridicule him and berate him for being late. Soon afterwards, they get a phone call that puts an immediate end to the frivolity-- [[spoiler: Stan had committed suicide the night before.]]

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* In the film version of ''Literature/{{It}}'', the now-adult members of the Losers Club hold a meeting to talk about old times and discuss their plans for taking down the eponymous creature. One of their number, Stan, is conspicuously absent, which causes the other members of the club to playfully ridicule him and berate him for being late. Soon afterwards, they get a phone call that puts an immediate end to the frivolity-- [[spoiler: Stan frivolity--[[spoiler:Stan had committed suicide the night before.]]



** Probably was when Ron was craning his neck to get a look at the Longbottom's beds, then he is told of the Longbottom's ''[[FateWorseThanDeath condition.]]''
** When Hermione is ''[[SoapboxSadie lecturing Harry again]]'' about his connection to Voldemort and makes the mistake of saying he likes it. Harry's DeathGlare pretty much shuts her up and has her bending over backwards apologizing.
** The [[spoiler: Magical Maintenance man the trio forced to leave was there to be with his wife when she had to go up against Umbridge and the [[FantasticRacism Anti-Muggle trial]],]] cue Jerkass Realization.
** Slughorn is pretty much a vest wearing walking example of this trope.
** When Hermione criticizes The Quibbler in front of Luna in a very Jerkass way, then finds out Luna's the daughter of the Quibbler's Editor, though seeing as how the girl had been reading it when Hermione walked in, it was rather rude regardless.

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** Probably One was when Ron was craning his neck to get a look at the Longbottom's Longbottoms' beds, then he is told of the Longbottom's ''[[FateWorseThanDeath Longbottoms' [[FateWorseThanDeath condition.]]''
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** When Hermione is ''[[SoapboxSadie lecturing Harry again]]'' about his connection to Voldemort and makes the mistake of saying he likes it. Harry's DeathGlare pretty much shuts her up and has her bending over backwards apologizing.to apologize.
** The [[spoiler: Magical [[spoiler:Magical Maintenance man the trio forced to leave was there to be with his wife when she had to go up against Umbridge and the [[FantasticRacism Anti-Muggle trial]],]] cue Jerkass Realization.
** Slughorn is pretty much a vest wearing vest-wearing walking example of this trope.
** When Hermione criticizes The Quibbler in front of Luna in a very Jerkass way, then finds out Luna's the daughter of the Quibbler's Editor, though seeing as how the girl Luna had been reading it when Hermione walked in, it was rather rude regardless.



** Another example takes place when Mycroft visits the flat and at one point ends up very rudely telling Mrs. Hudson to stay out of the conversation, leading Sherlock to bring him to heel. When [[HeroicComedicSociopath Sherlock]] has to tell you to stop acting like a jerk, you know you've screwed up royally. Mycroft immediately reverses himself afterword.

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** Another example takes place when Mycroft visits the flat and at one point ends up very rudely telling Mrs. Hudson to stay out of the conversation, leading Sherlock to bring him to heel. When [[HeroicComedicSociopath Sherlock]] has to tell you to stop acting like a jerk, you know you've screwed up royally. Mycroft immediately reverses himself afterword.apologizes.



* ''SamAndFuzzy'' had an example with [[SitcomArchNemesis Lance]], who got stuck with Fuzzy as a partner after Fuzzy and Sam having a massive falling out. After spending less than a ''day'' with Fuzzy, Lance quickly realized why Sam was always such a neurotic wreck, since he had to deal with Fuzzy's idiotic schemes all the time. When he spelled this out for Fuzzy, pointing out that Fuzzy was neither talented nor a great businessman, just a jerk who wants to play pretend big shot, and only cares about how others makes him feel about himself, Lance realized that he had just repeated the same speech his last ex had given him when she threw him out, almost verbatim. [[spoiler: Unfortunatly, its too late to apologize, though the Character Development sticks]]

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* ''SamAndFuzzy'' had an example with [[SitcomArchNemesis Lance]], who got stuck with Fuzzy as a partner after Fuzzy and Sam having had a massive falling out. After spending less than a ''day'' with Fuzzy, Lance quickly realized why Sam was always such a neurotic wreck, since he had to deal with Fuzzy's idiotic schemes all the time. When he spelled this out for Fuzzy, pointing out that Fuzzy was neither talented nor a great businessman, just a jerk who wants to play pretend at being a big shot, and only cares about how others makes him feel about himself, Lance realized that he had just repeated the same speech his last ex had given him when she threw him out, almost verbatim. [[spoiler: Unfortunatly, its [[spoiler:Unfortunately, it's too late to apologize, though the Character Development sticks]]sticks.]]
19th Oct '17 1:02:50 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'': In "New Girl in Town," Raphael repeatedly criticizes Leonardo's leadership skills and methods, eventually leading to an exasperated Leo giving him the leader position to see if he can do it any better. It doesn't take long for Raph to [[TheChainsOfCommanding crack under the pressure]], leading to Mikey getting injured by Snakeweed; when they get back to the lair, Raph gets hit with this, acknowledging that he's not fit to be the leader and now realizes how tough Leo has it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'': ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'':
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In "New Girl in Town," Raphael Raph repeatedly criticizes Leonardo's Leo's leadership skills and methods, eventually leading to an exasperated Leo giving him the leader position to see if he can do it any better. It doesn't take long for Raph to [[TheChainsOfCommanding crack under the pressure]], leading to Mikey getting injured by Snakeweed; when they get back to the lair, Raph gets hit with this, acknowledging that he's not fit to be the leader and now realizes realizing [[TheChainsOfCommanding how tough Leo has it.it]].
** In "A Foot Too Big," Donnie finds himself the recipient of [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot's]] [[AbhorrentAdmirer unwanted advances]], and complains about how she keeps bugging him and following him everywhere, to which [[JerkassHasAPoint Raph]] remarks that that's exactly [[StalkerWithACrush what Donnie himself does to April]]. Donnie gets hit with this, and by the end of the episode vows to dial it back.
6th Oct '17 11:48:27 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In Chapter 25 of ''Fanfic/CommonSense'', seeing Ash [[spoiler: trying to hide his pain over not being able to save Butterfree's mate from Team Rocket]], Misty acknowledges that Ash is a good trainer and that she's been hating him for no reason other than her own wounded pride over losing to him.
1st Oct '17 2:48:53 AM TommyTiger
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', "Stimpy's Fan Club": Ren becomes jealous of Stimpy getting all the fan mail, so when he finally gets one, he reads it to Stimpy to rub it in his face (even literally rubbing the letter in his face), all the while adding comments on how Stimpy is finished and how he is now the most loved. Then he gets to the end and realizes the letter is from Stimpy himself. Ren, you're a jerkass...and to drive the point home, he briefly turns into a person's ass.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', "Stimpy's Fan Club": Ren becomes jealous of Stimpy getting all the fan mail, so when he finally gets one, he reads it to Stimpy to rub it in his face (even literally rubbing the letter in his face), all the while adding comments on how Stimpy is finished and how he is now the most loved. Then he gets to the end and realizes the letter is from Stimpy himself. Ren, you're a jerkass...and And to drive the point home, he briefly turns into a person's ass.
20th Sep '17 6:27:48 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'': In "New Girl in Town," Raphael repeatedly criticizes Leonardo's leadership skills and methods, eventually leading to an exasperated Leo giving him the leader position to see if he can do it any better. It doesn't take long for Raph to [[TheChainsOfCommanding crack under the pressure]], leading to Mikey getting injured by Snakeweed; when they get back to the lair, Raph gets hit with this, acknowledging that he's not fit to be the leader and now realizes how tough Leo has it.
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