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18th Mar '17 8:24:51 AM erforce
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* Captain James B. Pirk of ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'' is intentionally the exact opposite of the character he's parodying, [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James T. Kirk]]. That is, he is a cowardly, loud-mouthed bully who gets incredibly lucky. The writers thought he was too nice in the fifth film of the series (where he actually seemed motivated to save the world besides his own skin) and made sure that he was his own nasty self in the feature film.

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* Captain James B. Pirk of ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'' is intentionally the exact opposite of the character he's parodying, [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James T. Kirk]]. That is, he is a cowardly, loud-mouthed bully who gets incredibly lucky. The writers thought he was too nice in the fifth film of the series (where he actually seemed motivated to save the world besides his own skin) and made sure that he was his own nasty self in [[Film/StarWreckInThePirkinning the feature film.film]].
5th Mar '17 10:44:49 PM infernape612
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* ZigZagged with Vincent, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''. An unassuming, unambitious 30-something IT guy caught between his pushy girlfriend Katherine and young fling [[spoiler:(read: succubus)]] Catherine. Though his indecisiveness and cheating tendencies aren't treated with much sympathy, he comes across as a far more heroic in the game's "Nightmare" sections, and in the good endings he successfully redeems himself.

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* ZigZagged with Vincent, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''. An He's an unassuming, unambitious 30-something IT guy caught between his pushy girlfriend Katherine and young fling [[spoiler:(read: succubus)]] Catherine. Though his indecisiveness and cheating tendencies aren't treated with much sympathy, he comes across as a far more heroic in the game's "Nightmare" sections, and in the good endings he successfully redeems himself.
5th Mar '17 9:30:17 AM kablammin45
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* Nearly every main character of a typical Website/GoAnimate [[YouAreGrounded Grounded]] video is this to some extent, whether they are a trouble-maker looking to cause trouble for their own amusement or a parent character who grounds the trouble-makers for huge periods of time or give them [[TraumaCongaLine Punishment Days]].
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.
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