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24th Feb '17 10:41:31 PM DeepRed
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* As any Brit or Aussie can tell you, the original model for Archie Bunker was Alf Garnett of ''Till Death Us Do Part''; a right 'orrible little man, but for some reason, sympathetic (sometimes, anyway). (The US show ''All in the Family'' and its equivalent character Archie Bunker were directly inspired by him.)

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* ** As any Brit or Aussie can tell you, the original model for Archie Bunker was Alf Garnett of ''Till Death Us Do Part''; a right 'orrible little man, but for some reason, sympathetic (sometimes, anyway). (The US show ''All in the Family'' and its equivalent character Archie Bunker were directly inspired by him.)) The Aussies had their own equivalent with ''Kingswood Country'' in the early 1980s.
27th Jan '17 10:21:07 AM NekoHybrid
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%% * Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. He does get his sweet moments, but most of the time he's just being a delinquent.

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%% * Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. He does get ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' is a selfish arrogant {{Jerkass}} and a major SpoiledBrat who gets angry when he gets in trouble even if he brought it on himself, even [[NeverMyFault blaming them for his sweet moments, but most of the time he's just being a delinquent.misfortunes]].
22nd Jan '17 5:48:11 PM kquinn0830
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** Roger. In one early episode, it's revealed that because of his alien physiology, he ''has'' to treat people like crap. Acting nice would literally kill him.

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** Roger. In one early episode, it's revealed that because of his alien physiology, he ''has'' to treat people like crap. Acting nice would literally kill him. Then an episode later on reveals that he's a jerk even by his species' standards.
16th Jan '17 11:06:59 PM LinTaylor
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** The odd part is that this only really applies in stories where Reisen isn't actually the protagonist, but rather a supporting character. In works where she's a main character[[note]]like ''[[Manga/TouhouBougetsushou Inaba of the Moon & Inaba of the Earth]]'' and ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom''[[/note]] her primary character traits are being a BeleagueredAssistant and OnlySaneWoman, meaning the aforementioned abuse makes her TheWoobie instead.

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** The odd part is that this only really applies in stories where Reisen isn't actually the protagonist, but rather a supporting character. In works where she's a main character[[note]]like ''[[Manga/TouhouBougetsushou Inaba of the Moon & Inaba of the Earth]]'' and ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom''[[/note]] her primary character traits are being a BeleagueredAssistant and OnlySaneWoman, meaning the aforementioned abuse makes her TheWoobie instead. And even this may be changing as of ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom'', where [[CharacterDevelopment Reisen has seemingly lost a lot of her earlier arrogance]] and even refers to herself as "an Earth Rabbit who came from the Moon" rather than a Moon Rabbit.
5th Jan '17 3:09:59 PM jamespolk
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%% * The protagonist of both versions of ''Film/TheHeartbreakKid''.

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%% * The protagonist of both versions of ''Film/TheHeartbreakKid''.''[[Film/TheHeartbreakKid1972 The Heartbreak Kid]]'', who sees a hot blonde on the beach ''on his honeymoon'' and decides to abandon his dowdy but affectionate new wife.



%% * Creator/WCFields, in most of his films.

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%% * Creator/WCFields, in most of his films.films, like ''Film/TheBankDick'', in which he badgers his son-in-law into StealingFromTheTill.
3rd Jan '17 8:23:10 AM Divra
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** To elaborate a little, Rik is an insufferable left-intellectual poseur and artist wannabe, Mike is a sleazy con artist, Vyvyan is completely psychotic and regularly violent and Neil is constantly passive-aggressive and constantly attempts to guilt-trip everyone around him.



** ''Series/{{Bottom}}''

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** ''Series/{{Bottom}}''Both the protagonists of Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson's (Rik and Vyvyan) next collaboration ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' were even less sanitary, well-adjusted and sympathetic than their characters in ''Series/TheYoungOnes''.
15th Dec '16 6:24:46 PM YgothanEru
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* Though audience reactions to him vary wildly, Charles Schultz always intended for Charlie Brown of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' to be this. While it's easy to feel bad for him being such a ButtMonkey, if not a full-blown CosmicPlaything, the thing a lot of people miss is that between his constant wallowing in self-pity and apparent refusal to just stay the hell away from things that cause him trouble he deserves a good chunk of the misery he gets and very often brings it on himself. These days, though, most of the hate he gets is from feminists who despise him for being a StalkerWithACrush to the litle red haired girl.

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* Though audience reactions to him vary wildly, Charles Schultz always intended for Charlie Brown of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' to be this. While it's easy to feel bad for him being such a ButtMonkey, if not a full-blown CosmicPlaything, the thing a lot of people miss is that between his constant wallowing in self-pity and apparent refusal to just stay the hell away from things that cause him trouble he deserves a good chunk of the misery he gets and very often brings it on himself. These days, though, most of the hate he gets is from feminists who despise him for being a StalkerWithACrush to the litle little red haired girl.
30th Nov '16 2:36:33 AM jormis29
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%% * The titular {{Gonk}} from ''Film/InspectorGadget''. Unlike the cartoon, he cares about being important.
24th Nov '16 2:44:55 PM Vir
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* On her bad days, Rainbow Dash of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' can be this. Especially in the episodes ''The Mysterious Mare Do Well'' where she's little more than a loudmouth braggart who can't back up her boasts, and especially the episode ''28 Pranks Later'' which, let's just say, she had it [[AssholeVictim coming]].

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* On her bad days, Rainbow Dash of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' can be this. Especially in Examples include the episodes ''The episode "The Mysterious Mare Do Well'' Mare-Do-Well" where she's little more than a loudmouth braggart who can't back up her boasts, and especially the episode ''28 "28 Pranks Later'' which, Later" where, let's just say, she had it [[AssholeVictim coming]].
24th Nov '16 6:06:57 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* Kogoro Mori on ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' who regularly punches, kicks, and berates Conan. If Conan were a REAL child he would likely turn out to be some sort of severely messed up OmnicidalManiac from the treatment Richard gives him.

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* Kogoro Mori on ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' who regularly punches, kicks, and berates Conan. If Conan were a REAL child child, he would likely turn out to be some sort of severely messed up OmnicidalManiac from the treatment Richard gives him.he got.
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