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12th May '16 10:17:59 AM Kalaong
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* ''[[{{Superman}} Daily Planet]]'' editor Perry White can be like this too, [[DependingOnTheWriter occasionally]], especially if you call him "Chief".

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* ''[[{{Superman}} Daily Planet]]'' editor [[DaEditor editor]] Perry "[[Series/LoisAndClark I love the smell of fear in a newsroom]]" White can be like this too, [[DependingOnTheWriter occasionally]], especially if you call him "Chief".
-->'''Perry: ''Lane. Kent. I am your editor. PrepareToDie.'' '''\\
'''Clark''': ''You couldn't take her, Perry. We talked about this.''
12th May '16 10:12:41 AM Kalaong
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* By many accounts, Creator/SteveJobs was one. Despite having his nicer moments and leading Apple to become an ''extremely'' rich MegaCorp, he had no problem verbally abusing people if he thought their ideas sucked. He also threw several hissy fits over minor details, like a computer having a pop-out tray.

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* By many accounts, Creator/SteveJobs was one. Despite having his nicer moments and leading Apple to become an ''extremely'' rich MegaCorp, he had no problem verbally abusing people if he thought their ideas sucked. He also threw several hissy fits over minor details, like a computer having a pop-out tray.tray(though many would agree that they were too inherently fragile).
11th May '16 6:48:39 AM NightShade96
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* Similarly, former 20th Century Fox CEO (and current Sony Pictures CEO) Tom Rothman is infamous for being one. [[http://www.avclub.com/article/much-derided-fox-executive-replace-much-derided-so-215708 According to this article]], Rothman took an ItWillNeverCatchOn approach to ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' and ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', micromanaged the ''Film/XMen'' series (including him not wanting Sentinels), drove Creator/BryanSinger away, almost got [[Film/TheCrow Alex Proyas]] to quit filmmaking, [[{{Bowdlerise}} bowdlerized]] ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'', ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' and ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', has a HairTriggerTemper, slashes budgets, demands [[{{Disneyfication}} family-friendly rewrites]], runs whatever [[CashCowFranchise Cash Cow Franchises]] he has into the ground and was responsible for ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''[[Film/FantasticFour2005 Fant4stic]]'' turning out the way they did. He also hated SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} and kept preventing ''Film/Deadpool2016'' from being made, hence him saying [[TakeThat "Hi Tom!"]] in the test footage. Once he was gone and ''Deadpool'' did get made, it broke box office records. Brilliant work, Tom.

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* Similarly, former 20th Century Fox CEO (and current Sony Pictures CEO) Tom Rothman is infamous for being one. [[http://www.avclub.com/article/much-derided-fox-executive-replace-much-derided-so-215708 According to this article]], Rothman took an ItWillNeverCatchOn approach to ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' and ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', micromanaged the ''Film/XMen'' series (including him not wanting Sentinels), drove Creator/BryanSinger away, almost got [[Film/TheCrow Alex Proyas]] to quit filmmaking, [[{{Bowdlerise}} bowdlerized]] ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'', ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' and ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', has a HairTriggerTemper, slashes budgets, demands [[{{Disneyfication}} family-friendly rewrites]], runs whatever [[CashCowFranchise Cash Cow Franchises]] he has into the ground and was responsible for ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''[[Film/FantasticFour2005 ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fant4stic]]'' turning out the way they did. He also hated SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} and kept preventing ''Film/Deadpool2016'' from being made, hence him saying [[TakeThat "Hi Tom!"]] in the test footage. Once he was gone and ''Deadpool'' did get made, it broke box office records. Brilliant work, Tom.
9th May '16 6:00:22 PM ThraggLootrippa
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* In 2015, a lot of head had gone around regarding Creator/{{Konami}}, but [[http://kotaku.com/report-konami-is-treating-its-staff-like-prisoners-1721700073 reports]] about the treatment of its staff plant its execs, at least one of whom has ''zero'' experience with videogames, squarely in this trope. It's no wonder Creator/HideoKojima burned ''that'' bridge the instant he could and welcomed Sony with open arms.

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* In 2015, a lot of head heat had gone around regarding Creator/{{Konami}}, but [[http://kotaku.com/report-konami-is-treating-its-staff-like-prisoners-1721700073 reports]] about the treatment of its the staff plant its execs, by their executives, at least one of whom has ''zero'' experience with videogames, plant Konami squarely in this trope. It's no wonder Creator/HideoKojima burned ''that'' bridge the instant he could and welcomed Sony with open arms.
7th May '16 7:57:12 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Chuck Taylor toward Swamp Monster, whom he blames for all the failings of he Gentleman's Club in Wrestling/{{Chikara}}.
2nd May '16 5:15:16 AM erforce
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* Creator/JamesCameron is [[PrimaDonnaDirector widely regarded]] as one. He is frequently described as egotistical and cruel, frequently yelling at people (even at Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, when he went to the bathroom before shooting a scene from ''Film/TrueLies''!), and abusing his crew with anything, from working through meal breaks to spending too much time in water sets (people getting sick during ''Film/TheAbyss'' and ''{{Film/Titanic|1997}}'' were common). As early as the first ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'', shirts written "You can't scare me... I work for James Cameron" were common in his sets (while shooting T2, there was also "Terminator 3? Not with me!"). ''Titanic'' star Kate Winslet stated she would only work with Cameron again for "a lot of money". Creator/OrsonScottCard described working with him on ''The Abyss'' as "hell on wheels", and later described [[NeverMyFault his tendency to force the blame on others]] (though leaving him unnamed) in his review of ''Film/MeAndOrsonWelles''.

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* Creator/JamesCameron is [[PrimaDonnaDirector widely regarded]] as one. He is frequently described as egotistical and cruel, frequently yelling at people (even at Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, when he went to the bathroom before shooting a scene from ''Film/TrueLies''!), and abusing his crew with anything, from working through meal breaks to spending too much time in water sets (people getting sick during ''Film/TheAbyss'' and ''{{Film/Titanic|1997}}'' were common). As early as the first ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'', ''[[Film/TheTerminator Terminator]]'', shirts written "You can't scare me... I work for James Cameron" were common in his sets (while shooting T2, ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T2]]'', there was also "Terminator 3? Not with me!"). ''Titanic'' star Kate Winslet stated she would only work with Cameron again for "a lot of money". Creator/OrsonScottCard described working with him on ''The Abyss'' as "hell on wheels", and later described [[NeverMyFault his tendency to force the blame on others]] (though leaving him unnamed) in his review of ''Film/MeAndOrsonWelles''.



* Movie producer Scott Rudin (''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'', most of Creator/WesAnderson's movies) is by all accounts an egomaniacal {{Jerkass}} who routinely [[NiceToTheWaiter abuses his assistants]], through throwing phones at them, shouting at them for the most [[RantInducingSlight minor of offenses]], throwing assistants out of moving cars and firing one for ''going to a funeral''. His assistants frequently have GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity, to the point where they reconvene at a local café and wait for him to calm down enough to rehire them. His HairTriggerTemper is go great that it allegedly both inspired [[Series/TheThickOfIt Malcolm Tucker]] and [[Film/SwimmingWithSharks Buddy Ackerman]] and got him labeled "The biggest asshole in [[HorribleHollywood Hollywood]]".

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* Movie producer Scott Rudin (''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'', (''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', most of Creator/WesAnderson's movies) is by all accounts an egomaniacal {{Jerkass}} who routinely [[NiceToTheWaiter abuses his assistants]], through throwing phones at them, shouting at them for the most [[RantInducingSlight minor of offenses]], throwing assistants out of moving cars and firing one for ''going to a funeral''. His assistants frequently have GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity, to the point where they reconvene at a local café and wait for him to calm down enough to rehire them. His HairTriggerTemper is go great that it allegedly both inspired [[Series/TheThickOfIt Malcolm Tucker]] and [[Film/SwimmingWithSharks Buddy Ackerman]] and got him labeled "The biggest asshole in [[HorribleHollywood Hollywood]]".
30th Apr '16 1:04:55 PM Nazetrime
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* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', Master Zen's case happened mostly offscreen due to the story starting when his ''de facto'' replacement as the Noob guild's BlackMage buys the game that serves as the setting. He mostly qualifies due to his HairTriggerTemper and by comparison to [[OnlySaneMan the Noob guild's current leader]]. His reaction to not getting the leader position is back after his leave of absence is to go after his former subordinates in real life almost makes him overlap with BadBoss (kidnapping in the webseries, outright ''murder attempts'' in the comic). Later, [[spoiler:he starts a new guild and the webseries storyline has a big drawback for Master Zen turn into a Pseudo Crisis only because he had his subordinates take turns day and night to work on repairing the damage]].
23rd Apr '16 10:06:19 AM falcon2484
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* Warwick, the mill foreman in Creator/StephenKing's [[Literature/NightShift "Graveyard Shift"]] is this, to a degree (he doesn't ''quite'' rise to the level of BadBoss, but he's sure not a [[BenevolentBoss nice one]]; basically, he's a company man, and determined to fulfill his superiors' orders to get the mill's basement cleared out no matter what). He yells at people for slacking, and threatens to fire anyone who doesn't want to deal with the ''huge'' rats living in the subterrene darkness. Never displaying any outright villainous behavior, he's nonetheless loathed by Hall for no reason Hall can put his finger on. Of course, in [[Film/GraveyardShift the film based on the story]], he's given a slight dose of AdaptationalVillainy.

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* Warwick, the mill foreman in Creator/StephenKing's [[Literature/NightShift "Graveyard Shift"]] is this, to a degree (he doesn't ''quite'' rise to the level of BadBoss, but he's sure not a [[BenevolentBoss nice one]]; basically, he's a company man, and determined to fulfill his superiors' orders to get the mill's basement cleared out no matter what). He yells at people for slacking, belittles and patronizes the workers, and threatens to fire anyone who doesn't want to deal with the ''huge'' rats living in the subterrene darkness. Never displaying any outright villainous behavior, he's nonetheless loathed by Hall for no reason Hall can put his finger on. Of course, in [[Film/GraveyardShift the film based on the story]], he's given a slight dose of AdaptationalVillainy.
23rd Apr '16 10:04:17 AM falcon2484
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* Warwick, the mill foreman in Creator/StephenKing's [[Literature/NightShift "Graveyard Shift"]] is this, to a degree (he doesn't ''quite'' rise to the level of BadBoss, but he's sure not a [[BenevolentBoss nice one]]; basically, he's a company man, and determined to get the mill's basement cleared out no matter what). He yells at people for slacking, and threatens to fire anyone who doesn't want to deal with the ''huge'' rats living in the subterrene darkness. Never displaying any outright villainous behavior, he's nonetheless loathed by Hall for no reason Hall can put his finger on. Of course, in [[Film/GraveyardShift the film based on the story]], he's given a slight dose of AdaptationalVillainy.

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* Warwick, the mill foreman in Creator/StephenKing's [[Literature/NightShift "Graveyard Shift"]] is this, to a degree (he doesn't ''quite'' rise to the level of BadBoss, but he's sure not a [[BenevolentBoss nice one]]; basically, he's a company man, and determined to fulfill his superiors' orders to get the mill's basement cleared out no matter what). He yells at people for slacking, and threatens to fire anyone who doesn't want to deal with the ''huge'' rats living in the subterrene darkness. Never displaying any outright villainous behavior, he's nonetheless loathed by Hall for no reason Hall can put his finger on. Of course, in [[Film/GraveyardShift the film based on the story]], he's given a slight dose of AdaptationalVillainy.
23rd Apr '16 10:02:48 AM falcon2484
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* Warwick, the mill foreman in Creator/StephenKing's [[Literature/NightShift "Graveyard Shift"]] is this, to a degree (he doesn't ''quite'' rise to the level of BadBoss, but he's sure not a [[BenevolentBoss nice one]]; basically, he's a company man, and determined to get the mill's basement cleared out no matter what). He yells at people for slacking, and threatens to fire anyone who doesn't want to deal with the ''huge'' rats living in the subterrene darkness. Never displaying any outright villainous behavior, he's nonetheless loathed by Hall for no reason Hall can put his finger on. Of course, in [[Film/GraveyardShift the film based on the story]], he's given a slight dose of AdaptationalVillainy.
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