History Main / TookALevelINJerkass

8th Jun '17 2:30:26 PM N8han11
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See also TookALevelInBadass, TookALevelInDumbass, CynicismCatalyst and JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope. When this happens to a character temporarily for the sake of the plot, the JerkassBall is present. The [[OppositeTropes Counter Trope]] to TookALevelInKindness. Contrast BitchInSheepsClothing, who was always a jerk. A character taking his/her level in jerkassitude was genuinely nice. When a character becomes more of a jerk in an adaptation, that's AdaptationalVillainy.

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See also TookALevelInBadass, TookALevelInDumbass, CynicismCatalyst and JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope. When this happens to a character temporarily for the sake of the plot, the JerkassBall is present. The [[OppositeTropes Counter Trope]] to TookALevelInKindness. Contrast BitchInSheepsClothing, who was always a jerk. A character taking his/her level in jerkassitude was genuinely nice. When a character becomes more of a jerk in an adaptation, that's AdaptationalVillainy.
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1st Jun '17 11:57:51 AM rafi
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1st Jun '17 11:53:59 AM ToxicHolyGrenade
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This can also cause tropes like WhatTheHellHero, though whether the character changes back to their kind-hearted ways for the better after that, again, it usually [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]]. If the transition is shown as a flashback regarding a known jerk/villain, it may be a StartOfDarkness.

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This can also cause tropes like WhatTheHellHero, though whether the character changes back to their kind-hearted ways for the better after that, ways, again, it usually [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]]. If the transition is shown as a flashback regarding a known jerk/villain, it may be a StartOfDarkness.
1st Jun '17 11:53:12 AM ToxicHolyGrenade
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When a character grows into a {{jerkass}} over time (sometimes not much of it at all). Can be due to {{flanderization}}, a FaceHeelTurn, or just another regular albeit unfortunate case of CharacterDevelopment. While a {{Jerkass}} growing into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold is a common phenomenon, especially in dramas, a reversal, resulting in this trope, is also common, especially in comedies.

This can also cause tropes like WhatTheHellHero, though whether the character changes for the better after that [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]]. If the transition is shown as a flashback regarding a known jerk/villain, it may be a StartOfDarkness.

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When a character grows into a {{jerkass}} over time (sometimes not much of it at all). Can be due to {{flanderization}}, a FaceHeelTurn, or just another regular albeit unfortunate case of CharacterDevelopment.CharacterDevelopment, which depends on who's writing the said character(s). While a {{Jerkass}} growing into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold is a common phenomenon, especially in dramas, a reversal, resulting in this trope, is also common, especially in comedies.

This can also cause tropes like WhatTheHellHero, though whether the character changes back to their kind-hearted ways for the better after that that, again, it usually [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]]. If the transition is shown as a flashback regarding a known jerk/villain, it may be a StartOfDarkness.
22nd Mar '17 2:07:07 PM jackgrimm99
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22nd Mar '17 2:05:22 PM jackgrimm99
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22nd Mar '17 2:00:48 PM jackgrimm99
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22nd Mar '17 1:59:58 PM jackgrimm99
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8th Jan '17 4:19:54 PM JamesAustin
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