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21st Feb '17 1:16:58 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Compared to [[Series/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge his]] [[Series/ImAlanPartridge other]] [[Literature/IPartridgeWeNeedToTalkAboutAlan appearances]], the Series/AlanPartridge who appears in ''Film/AlanPartridgeAlphaPapa is just a little bit nicer. While he's still a large {{Jerkass}}, he's not quite the ''enormous'' {{Jerkass}} of his other appearances and seems more capable of empathy and kindness. [[spoiler: The ending, where he shows clear pity for Pat on learning of the death of his wife, is one of the few times we ever see him show sympathy for someone else.]]

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* Compared to [[Series/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge his]] [[Series/ImAlanPartridge other]] [[Literature/IPartridgeWeNeedToTalkAboutAlan appearances]], the Series/AlanPartridge who appears in ''Film/AlanPartridgeAlphaPapa ''Film/AlanPartridgeAlphaPapa'' is just a little bit nicer. While he's still a large {{Jerkass}}, he's not quite the ''enormous'' {{Jerkass}} of his other appearances and seems more capable of empathy and kindness. [[spoiler: The ending, where he shows clear pity for Pat on learning of the death of his wife, is one of the few times we ever see him show sympathy for someone else.]]
21st Feb '17 1:16:41 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Compared to [[Series/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge his]] [[Series/ImAlanPartridge other]] [[Literature/IPartridgeWeNeedToTalkAboutAlan appearances]], the Series/AlanPartridge]] who appears in ''Film/AlanPartridgeAlphaPapa is just a little bit nicer. While he's still a large {{Jerkass}}, he's not quite the ''enormous'' {{Jerkass}} of his other appearances and seems more capable of empathy and kindness. [[spoiler: The ending, where he shows clear pity for Pat on learning of the death of his wife, is one of the few times we ever see him show sympathy for someone else.]]

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* Compared to [[Series/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge his]] [[Series/ImAlanPartridge other]] [[Literature/IPartridgeWeNeedToTalkAboutAlan appearances]], the Series/AlanPartridge]] Series/AlanPartridge who appears in ''Film/AlanPartridgeAlphaPapa is just a little bit nicer. While he's still a large {{Jerkass}}, he's not quite the ''enormous'' {{Jerkass}} of his other appearances and seems more capable of empathy and kindness. [[spoiler: The ending, where he shows clear pity for Pat on learning of the death of his wife, is one of the few times we ever see him show sympathy for someone else.]]
21st Feb '17 1:16:26 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Compared to [[Series/KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge his]] [[Series/ImAlanPartridge other]] [[Literature/IPartridgeWeNeedToTalkAboutAlan appearances]], the Series/AlanPartridge]] who appears in ''Film/AlanPartridgeAlphaPapa is just a little bit nicer. While he's still a large {{Jerkass}}, he's not quite the ''enormous'' {{Jerkass}} of his other appearances and seems more capable of empathy and kindness. [[spoiler: The ending, where he shows clear pity for Pat on learning of the death of his wife, is one of the few times we ever see him show sympathy for someone else.]]
11th Dec '16 12:18:50 AM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', due to the conveniently timed [[spoiler:SBS broadcast]], Boa Hancock spares Marguerite after the latter reasons that she has Devil Fruit powers and that it was due to a DarkAndTroubledPast. Thinking about the whole thing more, [[HeelRealization she realizes just how many of the World Nobles' habits she and her sisters had adopted]], and decides she should listen to Elder Nyon and seek therapy.
2nd Dec '16 10:09:50 AM BulletproofLlama
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' has Gideon Gray, a fox bully who picked on Judy and other prey animals when they were kids. But when Judy sees him again when they're adults, Gideon is already working alongside Judy's parents, and he sincerely apologizes for bullying her.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' has Gideon Gray, a fox bully who picked on Judy and other prey animals when they were kids. But when Judy sees him again when they're adults, Gideon now owns a bakery and is already working alongside Judy's parents, and parents. Much to her surprise, he even sincerely apologizes for bullying her.
10th Oct '16 12:15:29 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Asuka becomes a bit nicer after undergoing therapy and being in a healthy relationship. This is made clear when she refers Rei as “Miss Ayanami”.
17th Aug '16 3:31:18 PM Chariset
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A {{Jerkass}} softens over time, and becomes either a JerkWithAHeartOfGold or not a jerk at all. Usually this can be due to CharacterDevelopment. HeelFaceTurn may be involved as well. In some cases this may be a case of CharacterizationMarchesOn; as the series progresses, the writers realized that a nicer character fit the changing tone better than the original idea.

If done over the course of one episode or short-story, this may have been to set up an Aesop.

Naturally, the CounterTrope of TookALevelInJerkass. Compare to DefrostingIceQueen, which focuses on a specific Love Interest bringing a character out of their shell.

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A sweet trope in while a {{Jerkass}} softens develops a nicer attitude over time, time and becomes either a JerkWithAHeartOfGold or not a jerk genuinely pleasant person (or, at all.worst, a JerkWithAHeartOfGold). Usually this can be due to CharacterDevelopment. A HeelFaceTurn may be involved as well. In some cases this may be a case of CharacterizationMarchesOn; as the series progresses, the writers realized that a nicer character fit the changing tone better than the original idea.

idea. This trope also covers situations where a character with a HiddenHeartOfGold or a JerkassFacade feels safe enough to show his gentler side (in the presence of the main characters, anyway).

If done over the course of one episode or short-story, short story, this may have been to set up an Aesop.

Naturally, the CounterTrope of Contrast TookALevelInJerkass. Compare to DefrostingIceQueen, which focuses on a specific Love Interest bringing a an unfriendly character out of their her shell.
15th Aug '16 1:07:23 AM TheSinful
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** Ritsuko warms up to Shinji considerably after he extends an open invitation to talk to him about anything or just to have a shoulder to cry on, even knowing that she's sleeping with his father.



* In ''Film/BadSanta'', the main character starts being a complete JerkAss, but eventually becames a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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* In ''Film/BadSanta'', the main character starts being a complete JerkAss, but eventually becames becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
15th Aug '16 1:00:44 AM rafi
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** [[IfICantHaveYou This is]] [[CainAndAbel not the]] [[MoralEventHorizon case]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''.
15th Aug '16 12:16:00 AM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8296097/6/Shinji-s-Nightmare Shinji's Nightmare]]'', some time after Shinji returns from his month in Unit 01 as an Alicorn, Nightmare Moon develops from a former BigBad into a [[PromotionToParent surrogate mother]] for the boy. It helps that she created his new body, built in her image and gifted with her power, so functionally she ''is'' his mother.
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