History Main / JerkassRealization

25th Apr '16 8:35:12 AM Daethalion
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* In ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', the eponymous hero never holds back from [[BrutalHonesty telling the truth as he sees it]], generally [[LackOfEmpathy not caring]] (or [[NoSocialSkills even realizing]]) if he offends or upsets people in the process. But every now and then he has a moment of clarity where he belatedly realizes just how insensitive he’s being. One notable example is when he draws attention to one of Molly’s hand-wrapped Christmas presents, stating that she’s obviously arranged it specifically for someone she has romantic feelings for, and spends a good few minutes rather brutally lampooning her for it, before picking up the parcel and realizing that it’s ''his'' name written on the card (by which time Molly is close to tears and everyone else in the room is massively uncomfortable). For once, he not only realizes what a jerk he has been, he actually ''apologizes'', [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness to the shock of everyone watching]].

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* In ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', the eponymous hero never holds back from [[BrutalHonesty telling the truth as he sees it]], generally [[LackOfEmpathy not caring]] (or [[NoSocialSkills even realizing]]) if he offends or upsets people in the process. But every now and then he has a moment of clarity where he belatedly realizes just how insensitive he’s being.
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One notable example is when he draws attention to one of Molly’s hand-wrapped Christmas presents, stating that she’s obviously arranged it specifically for someone she has romantic feelings for, and spends a good few minutes rather brutally lampooning her for it, before picking up the parcel and realizing that it’s ''his'' name written on the card (by which time Molly is close to tears and everyone else in the room is massively uncomfortable). For once, he not only realizes what a jerk he has been, he actually ''apologizes'', [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness to the shock of everyone watching]].
25th Apr '16 8:33:29 AM Daethalion
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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.
22nd Apr '16 3:19:15 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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A character is lecturing another character; then somehow, either by someone else telling them the truth afterwards or the one they are lecturing breaking down or otherwise indicating that they've gone too far, the character realizes that they have been a complete {{Jerkass}}.

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A character is lecturing another character; then somehow, either by someone else telling them the truth afterwards or the one they are they're lecturing breaking down or otherwise indicating that they've gone too far, the character realizes that they have been a complete {{Jerkass}}.
11th Apr '16 8:30:41 AM Piando
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* In the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''[=/=]''WebVideo/{{RWBY}}'' crossover ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10240057/1/The-Light-of-Remnant The Light of Remnant]]'', Blake and Ruby end up giving Sora the cold shoulder for over a week, Blake because Sora made an InnocentlyInsensitive comment about Faunus while asking about them, and Ruby because she was developing feelings for him and didn't know how else to cope. They realize they were jerks to him after Sora goes off with Yang to track down the White Fang without telling them.

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* In the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''[=/=]''WebVideo/{{RWBY}}'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''[=/=]''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' crossover ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10240057/1/The-Light-of-Remnant The Light of Remnant]]'', Blake and Ruby end up giving Sora the cold shoulder for over a week, Blake because Sora made an InnocentlyInsensitive comment about Faunus while asking about them, and Ruby because she was developing feelings for him and didn't know how else to cope. They realize they were jerks to him after Sora goes off with Yang to track down the White Fang without telling them.



** In the SeriesFinale, Stan and Ford, who have held a grudge against each other for past events, get this when their bickering not only ruins their chance to destroy Bill Cipher, but also endangers Dipper and Mabel. When they see how well the younger twins work together to fight Bill, they realize what petty jerks they've been.

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** In the SeriesFinale, GrandFinale, Stan and Ford, who have held a grudge against each other for past events, get this when their bickering not only ruins their chance to destroy Bill Cipher, but also endangers Dipper and Mabel. When they see how well the younger twins work together to fight Bill, they realize what petty jerks they've been.
9th Apr '16 12:02:29 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': After evolving, Ash's Charizard becomes openly disrespectful to him, repeatedly refusing to obey him and either sleeping instead of battling or just becoming a raging [[TheBerserker Berserker]]. During the Orange Islands arc, this attitude leads to Charizard nearly getting the flame on its tail doused by a Poliwrath's Water Gun, and then nearly killed by an Ice Beam, leading Ash to spend the entire night unfreezing him and nursing him back to health; this causes Charizard to remember everything Ash did for it, beginning when Ash saved its life when its original trainer abused and abandoned it. With that, Charizard realizes how badly it has treated Ash, and by morning, it regains its loyalty and respect for him.
15th Mar '16 3:33:20 AM Viira
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-->'''Bill:''' I mean, who would sacrifice everything they've worked for just for their dumb sibling?
-->'''Mabel:''' ''...Dipper would!''

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-->'''Bill:''' --->'''Bill:''' I mean, who would sacrifice everything they've worked for just for their dumb sibling?
-->'''Mabel:''' --->'''Mabel:''' ''...Dipper would!''



-->'''Dipper:''' Oh man... now I feel like a big jerk.
-->'''Mabel:''' Don't you mean... a ''[[IncrediblyLamePun little]]'' jerk?
-->'''Dipper:''' (''laughing weakly'') Yeah, alright, I walked into that one.

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-->'''Dipper:''' --->'''Dipper:''' Oh man... now I feel like a big jerk.
-->'''Mabel:''' --->'''Mabel:''' Don't you mean... a ''[[IncrediblyLamePun little]]'' jerk?
-->'''Dipper:''' --->'''Dipper:''' (''laughing weakly'') Yeah, alright, I walked into that one.



-->'''Stan''': How did things get so messed up between us?\\

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-->'''Stan''': --->'''Stan''': How did things get so messed up between us?\\ us?\\
9th Mar '16 6:56:18 PM Blazer
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* The entirety of ''ComicBook/SupermanSavageDawn'', but especially the events of ''Action Comics Vol. 2'' #50, has the Man of Steel finally stopping being the {{Jerkass}} loner he'd become since ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth'' and realize he'd always had friends looking out for him, especially people like his ex-girlfriend ComicBook/WonderWoman and ComicBook/LoisLane, who blew his secret identity to save him. It's driven home when [[spoiler:the villain Metallo, who is badly injured protecting Lois, [[HeroicSacrifice willingly surrenders his Kryptonite heart to empower Superman]].]]
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28th Feb '16 10:11:56 AM cybertoy0
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** In the SeriesFinale, Stan and Ford, who have held a grudge against each other for past events, get this when their bickering not only ruins their chance to destroy Bill Cipher, but also endangers Dipper and Mabel. When they see how well the younger twins work together to fight Bill, they realize what petty jerks they've been.
-->'''Stan''': How did things get so messed up between us?\\
'''Ford:''' We used to be like Dipper and Mabel. The world's about to end and they still work together. How do they do it?
21st Feb '16 10:11:54 AM nombretomado
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* When [[Film/TheAvengers Tony Stark]] exclaims how [[LivingForeverIsAwesome great]] it is that [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry]] is immortal in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9512698/4/Master-of-Death-and-What-it-Means Master of Death and What it Means]]'', the others quickly shoot him down. [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Harry's explanation of what it means to truly be immortal]] makes Tony realize just how insensitive his remark was.

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* When [[Film/TheAvengers [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Tony Stark]] exclaims how [[LivingForeverIsAwesome great]] it is that [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry]] is immortal in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9512698/4/Master-of-Death-and-What-it-Means Master of Death and What it Means]]'', the others quickly shoot him down. [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Harry's explanation of what it means to truly be immortal]] makes Tony realize just how insensitive his remark was.
30th Jan '16 2:43:08 PM Redaka
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--->'''Squidward:''' (sadly) If I knew that was the last time I'd see SpongeBob... (happily) [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk would have slammed the door in his face even harder!]]

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--->'''Squidward:''' (sadly) If I knew that was the last time I'd see SpongeBob... [=SpongeBob=]... (happily) [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk I would have slammed the door in his face even harder!]]
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