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18th Apr '18 6:16:18 PM PStriderFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' are both deliberately rude and childish to everyone they meet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' are both deliberately rude rude, childish, and childish insensitive to everyone they meet.
14th Apr '18 7:00:58 PM PStriderFan
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* Ethan Tremblay from ''Film/DueDate''. He gets Peter Highman kicked off the plane for planting marijuana on him, gets Peter high against his will, randomly accuses Peter's best friend of sleeping with his wife ''to his face'' and it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:he stole Peter's wallet to force him to come with him across the country]] when Peter's wife is going into labor. The writers attempted to make him sympathetic by giving him dead Daddy issues but... nope still a douche.
* Lloyd from ''Film/DumbAndDumber''. He is a complete and utter imbecile that willingly commits some rather malicious acts (such as poisoning Harry with laxatives, [[DisproportionateRetribution just because he supposedly stole Mary from him]]) and causes a ton of collateral damage and destruction, no thanks to his [[LethallyStupid mountainous stupidity]]. Not to mention that, while [[DumbIsGood Harry is well-meaning in his own way]], he comes off as rather insensitive for the most part ([[InnocentlyInsensitive obliviously]] or [[{{Jerkass}} not]]).

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* Ethan Tremblay from ''Film/DueDate''. He gets Peter Highman kicked off the plane for planting marijuana on him, gets Peter high against his will, randomly accuses Peter's best friend of sleeping with his wife ''to his face'' and it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:he stole Peter's wallet to force him to come with him across the country]] when Peter's wife is going into labor. The writers attempted to make him sympathetic by giving him dead Daddy issues but... nope nope, still a douche.
* Lloyd from ''Film/DumbAndDumber''. He ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' is a complete and utter imbecile that willingly commits some rather malicious acts (such as poisoning Harry with laxatives, [[DisproportionateRetribution just because he supposedly stole Mary from him]]) and causes a ton of collateral damage and destruction, no thanks to his [[LethallyStupid mountainous stupidity]]. Not to mention that, while [[DumbIsGood Harry is well-meaning in his own way]], he comes off as rather insensitive for the most part ([[InnocentlyInsensitive obliviously]] or [[{{Jerkass}} not]]).
14th Apr '18 6:59:21 PM PStriderFan
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* Lloyd ''Film/DumbAndDumber''. He is a complete and utter imbecile that willingly commits some rather malicious acts (such as poisoning Harry with laxatives, [[DisproportionateRetribution just because he supposedly stole Mary from him]]) and causes a ton of collateral damage and destruction, no thanks to his [[LethallyStupid mountainous stupidity]]. Not to mention that, while [[DumbIsGood Harry is well-meaning in his own way]], he comes off as rather insensitive for the most part (obliviously or not).

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* Lloyd from ''Film/DumbAndDumber''. He is a complete and utter imbecile that willingly commits some rather malicious acts (such as poisoning Harry with laxatives, [[DisproportionateRetribution just because he supposedly stole Mary from him]]) and causes a ton of collateral damage and destruction, no thanks to his [[LethallyStupid mountainous stupidity]]. Not to mention that, while [[DumbIsGood Harry is well-meaning in his own way]], he comes off as rather insensitive for the most part (obliviously ([[InnocentlyInsensitive obliviously]] or not).[[{{Jerkass}} not]]).
5th Apr '18 6:36:20 PM nombretomado
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* Almost everybody in ''WebOriginal/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', especially [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Kaiba]], [[TheCaligula Yami]], [[BigBrotherBully Joey]].

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* Almost everybody in ''WebOriginal/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', especially [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Kaiba]], [[TheCaligula Yami]], [[BigBrotherBully Joey]].
31st Mar '18 1:44:29 AM system
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29th Mar '18 5:23:17 PM MinghamSmith
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* [[ItsAllAboutMe Tara]] [[SmallNameBigEgo Dunning]] of ''Webcomic/TheScumthorpeFiles'' is so shallow, obnoxious, and self-obsessed that she would be a perfect AlphaBitch if she were in a teen movie. She tends to whine when [[WrongGenreSavvy the "rules" of said teen movies are broken]]. The fact that the universe itself (and [[DeadpanSnarker Davina]]) likes to frequently shatter her world view does make her a little sympathetic on occasion, though.
24th Mar '18 7:44:44 AM Monolaf317
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* ''Manga/GoToubunNoHanayome'': While they're not completely unsympathetic, the Nakano quintuplets are primarily characterized as a group of lazy idiots who bring most of their problems upon themselves.
22nd Mar '18 10:14:48 PM nombretomado
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*** Brent's 'Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist' status was also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and explored in ''TheOffice'' Christmas Specials as being at least partially a consequence of the {{Mockumentary}} format of the show; he bitterly notes how the documentary crew 'stitched him up' in order to make him look bad, arguing that they overlooked or downplayed his achievements and benevolent qualities and presented an uneven focus on his incompetence and stage-hungry nature in order to present him in the worst possible light for the sake of ratings. That same episode also ultimately showed Brent in a more positive light -- hinting that he was actually quite a talented salesman (if not actually management material), showing him manage to charm a woman and actually managing make the staff laugh in genuine good humour at one of his impressions -- almost as if the fictional documentary makers were trying to make it up to him.

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*** Brent's 'Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist' status was also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and explored in ''TheOffice'' ''The Office'' Christmas Specials as being at least partially a consequence of the {{Mockumentary}} format of the show; he bitterly notes how the documentary crew 'stitched him up' in order to make him look bad, arguing that they overlooked or downplayed his achievements and benevolent qualities and presented an uneven focus on his incompetence and stage-hungry nature in order to present him in the worst possible light for the sake of ratings. That same episode also ultimately showed Brent in a more positive light -- hinting that he was actually quite a talented salesman (if not actually management material), showing him manage to charm a woman and actually managing make the staff laugh in genuine good humour at one of his impressions -- almost as if the fictional documentary makers were trying to make it up to him.
13th Mar '18 7:40:36 PM PStriderFan
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* Drake Parker from ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' spends much of the time being a jerk, taking advantage of girls, and getting everything he wants, but somehow we all love him. It helps that occasionally he shows his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold sensitive side]].



* Samantha "Sam" Puckett in ''Series/ICarly'' is part of a ThreeAmigos group rather than being ''the'' main protagonist, but one wonders why the other two would still have anything to do with her. Freddie especially-it's a small miracle that nothing she's done to him has resulted in a permanently disabling injury.
* Drake Parker from ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' spends much of the time being a jerk, taking advantage of girls, and getting everything he wants, but somehow we all love him. It helps that occasionally he shows his sensitive side.

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* [[TheLadette Samantha "Sam" Puckett Puckett]] in ''Series/ICarly'' is part of a ThreeAmigos group rather than being ''the'' main protagonist, but one wonders why the other two would still have anything to do with her. Freddie especially-it's a small miracle that nothing she's done to him has resulted in a permanently disabling injury.
* Drake Parker from ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' spends much of the time being a jerk, taking advantage of girls, and getting everything he wants, but somehow we all love him. It helps that occasionally he shows his sensitive side.
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13th Mar '18 7:38:11 PM PStriderFan
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* Lloyd ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' is a complete and utter imbecile that willingly commits some rather malicious acts (such as poisoning Harry with laxatives, [[DisproportionateRetribution just because he supposedly stole Mary from him]]) and causes a ton of collateral damage and destruction, no thanks to his [[LethallyStupid mountainous stupidity]]. Not to mention that, while [[KindheartedSimpleton Harry is well-meaning in his own way]], he comes off as rather insensitive for the most part (obliviously or not).

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* Lloyd ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' ''Film/DumbAndDumber''. He is a complete and utter imbecile that willingly commits some rather malicious acts (such as poisoning Harry with laxatives, [[DisproportionateRetribution just because he supposedly stole Mary from him]]) and causes a ton of collateral damage and destruction, no thanks to his [[LethallyStupid mountainous stupidity]]. Not to mention that, while [[KindheartedSimpleton [[DumbIsGood Harry is well-meaning in his own way]], he comes off as rather insensitive for the most part (obliviously or not).
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