History TookALevelInJerkass / WesternAnimation

24th Jun '17 3:12:42 AM TommyTiger
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** Kyle himself has gone into this, from him laughing at his SitcomArchNemesis Cartman[[note]]his relationship with which leads him to be [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic unintentionally]] MadeOutToBeAJerkass[[/note]] after he gets HIV, to almost having ''[[WithFriendsLikeThese Stan, his own best friend]]'' killed by Puff Daddy [[ItsAllAboutMe so he can get his vote for his candidate]] and then he got even madder at him for voting for Cartman's Candidate, and also wanting to send Cartman's entire Pirate crew (including classmates such as [[ButtMonkey Butters]] and Clyde) to their death in Somalia.

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** Kyle himself has gone into this, from him laughing at his SitcomArchNemesis Cartman[[note]]his relationship with which sometimes leads him to be [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic unintentionally]] MadeOutToBeAJerkass[[/note]] after he gets HIV, to almost having ''[[WithFriendsLikeThese Stan, who's his own best friend]]'' killed by Puff Daddy [[ItsAllAboutMe so he can get his vote for his candidate]] and then he got even madder at him for voting for Cartman's Candidate, and also wanting to send Cartman's entire Pirate crew (including classmates such as [[ButtMonkey Butters]] and Clyde) to their death in Somalia.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' does this with Mr. Krabs, going from a decent, if money-obsessed, businessman, into a horrendous boss who has a money Fetish. Squidward has also been affected to a lesser extent, changing from a {{Deadpan Snark|er}}ing [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerk with a Heart of Gold]] into a {{Jerkass}}.
** The latter has become more openly hostile towards [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick and has been getting (quite understandable) payback on them in recent episodes.
** While not as much as Mr. Krabs, [=SpongeBob=] can also shift into {{Jerkass}} territory at times. A good example of [=SpongeBob=] being more of a jerk comes in "A Pal for Gary". He gets some freakish pet, which constantly ruins Gary's life. And [=SpongeBob=] constantly punishes him. Even after said snail saved him from the pet's horrific attempt to eat them. Even by the later season's standards, that's moronic of [=SpongeBob=], not to mention quite dickish.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' does this with Mr. Krabs, going from a decent, if money-obsessed, businessman, into a horrendous boss who has a money Fetish. Fetish and ([[KarmaHoudiniWarranty almost]]) always [[KarmaHoudini gets away with his crimes]].
** The prime example for a lot of fans was "One Coarse Meal", where Mr. Krabs drives Plankton insane for kicks, and when he [[DrivenToSuicide tries to get run over by a bus]], Krabs laughs and erases a picture of him.
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Squidward has also been affected to a lesser extent, changing changed from a {{Deadpan Snark|er}}ing [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerk with a Heart of Gold]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold into a {{Jerkass}}.
** The latter
full-on {{Jerkass}}. He has become more openly hostile towards [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick and has been getting (quite understandable) payback on them in recent episodes.
** While not as much as Mr. Krabs, [=SpongeBob=] can also shift into {{Jerkass}} territory at times. A good example of [=SpongeBob=] being more of a jerk comes in "A Pal for Gary". He gets some freakish a new pet, which constantly ruins Gary's life. And When [=SpongeBob=] constantly punishes him. Even after said snail saved him from the pet's horrific attempt sees Puffy Fluffy eating Gary, he says "Gary! You put Puffy Fluffy down now!". Then Puffy attempts to eat them.him and when Gary saves him, he scolds him for making Puffy run away. Even by the later season's standards, that's moronic of [=SpongeBob=], not to mention quite dickish.



*** There's the episode "Yours, Mine, and Mine", where Patrick 'borrows' money from [=SpongeBob=] to 'share' a Krabby Meal together. He of course eats the whole thing himself. Mr. Krabs then makes Sponge pay ''extra'' for the toy (which is really just a Krabby Patty that Krabs dressed up as a doll. ''Score one Jerkass point for Mr. K!'') Patrick then claims that since he and [=SpongeBob=] are still 'sharing' that he gets to play with it. Long story short, Pat eventually never lets [=SpongeBob=] play with the 'toy' (that he paid for) and Pat inevitably eats it just so [=SpongeBob=] can't have it. After the two eventually make-up, Pat offers to pay for some new toys, by using [=SpongeBob=]'s wallet.

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*** There's the episode "Yours, Mine, and Mine", where Patrick 'borrows' money from [=SpongeBob=] to 'share' a Krabby Meal together. He of course eats the whole thing himself. Mr. Krabs then makes Sponge pay ''extra'' for the toy (which is really just a Krabby Patty that Krabs dressed up as a doll. ''Score one Jerkass point for Mr. K!'') doll). Patrick then claims that since he and [=SpongeBob=] are still 'sharing' that he gets to play with it. Long story short, Pat eventually never lets [=SpongeBob=] play with the 'toy' (that he paid for) and Pat inevitably eats it just so [=SpongeBob=] can't have it. After the two eventually make-up, Pat offers to pay for some new toys, by using [=SpongeBob=]'s wallet. When SpongeBob calls him out on that, he asks him "[[KnowNothingKnowItAll Have you learned nothing about sharing?]]"
19th Jun '17 3:27:21 PM Vir
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* [[Toys/{{Bionicle}} Pohatu]] in the 2015 online animations was a silent and reserved no-nonsense badass (but as evidenced by the comics, was less stern around puppies). In ''The Journey to One'' cartoon, he becomes a brooding obnoxious jerk who's quick to voice his displeasure with things, and acts incredibly hostile towards his animal partner Ketar -- which is partially justified, as Pohatu despises scorpions, and Ketar happens to be one. On the other hand, the show has an inversion in the case of Kopaka. He was a major asshole towards his rival Tahu early on, but doesn't showcase any of that hostility here.

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* [[Toys/{{Bionicle}} Pohatu]] ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': Pohatu in the 2015 online animations was a silent and reserved no-nonsense badass (but as evidenced by the comics, was less stern around puppies). In ''The Journey to One'' cartoon, he becomes a brooding obnoxious jerk who's quick to voice his displeasure with things, and acts incredibly hostile towards his animal partner Ketar -- which is partially justified, as Pohatu despises scorpions, and Ketar happens to be one. On the other hand, the show has an inversion in the case of Kopaka. He was a major asshole towards his rival Tahu early on, but doesn't showcase any of that hostility here.



** Edward was a kind-hearted and patient engine in the earlier seasons, but at the start of season 6 and on wards, he is prone to rude and arrogant moments DependingOnTheWriter. As of season 17, he returns to his original personality.

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** Edward was a kind-hearted and patient engine in the earlier seasons, but at the start of season 6 and on wards, onwards, he is prone to rude and arrogant moments DependingOnTheWriter. As of season 17, he returns to his original personality.
19th Jun '17 3:26:22 PM Vir
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* Iron Man in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' was initially a mentor to Spider-Man. However in "Swarm", he seemed much more disrespectful and distant towards Spidey.

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* Iron Man in ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' was initially a mentor to Spider-Man. However in "Swarm", he seemed much more disrespectful and distant towards Spidey.
19th Jun '17 3:25:30 PM Vir
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*** While Megatron from Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne was never the nicest being in the world (what with being the BigBad and all), he became far ''worse'' when he was upgraded to Galvatron.

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*** While Megatron from Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 was never the nicest being in the world (what with being the BigBad and all), he became far ''worse'' when he was upgraded to Galvatron.
19th Jun '17 3:24:51 PM Vir
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*** In "World Tour'", both Geoff and Courtney (the latter at least in the first half of the season) are back to form, only for Cody, Gwen, and Duncan to get jerkier.
** Lightning in "Revenge". For most of the season, he is just a DumbJock. However, when Cameron took immunity instead of him in episode 11, he's rather bitter (even though it was his own fault for showing off before then). While his personality doesn't really change, he's notably more antagonistic towards Cameron and Zoey, and effectively replaces Scott as the villain near the end of the season. He's mostly back to his prior levels of antagonism during his run on All Stars.

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*** In "World Tour'", ''World Tour'', both Geoff and Courtney (the latter at least in the first half of the season) are back to form, only for Cody, Gwen, and Duncan to get jerkier.
** Lightning in "Revenge". ''Revenge of the Island'' For most of the season, he is just a DumbJock. However, when Cameron took immunity instead of him in episode 11, he's rather bitter (even though it was his own fault for showing off before then). While his personality doesn't really change, he's notably more antagonistic towards Cameron and Zoey, and effectively replaces Scott as the villain near the end of the season. He's mostly back to his prior levels of antagonism during his run on All Stars.''All-Stars''.
19th Jun '17 3:13:04 PM Vir
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*** On a more consistent basis, Brian has become increasingly [[StrawHypocrite shallow]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self centered]] and [[AttentionWhore attention obsessed]] since Season Six, likely to deconstruct his AuthorAvatar status. When it reaches a point it seems he is being unfairly abusive to ''[[EnfantTerrible Stewie]]'' of all people, you know he's [[EvilerThanThou a pretty exaggerated meaner]].
** Quagmire reached this level by his [[SitcomArchnemesis relationship with Brian]], such as telling the latter off (as said above), [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the heck out of him]] after he [[spoiler:had sex with his dad]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk faking an accept of his apology and running him over]].

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*** On a more consistent basis, Brian has become increasingly [[StrawHypocrite shallow]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self centered]] self-centered]] and [[AttentionWhore attention obsessed]] since Season Six, 6, likely to deconstruct his AuthorAvatar status. When it reaches a point it seems he is being unfairly abusive to ''[[EnfantTerrible Stewie]]'' of all people, you know he's [[EvilerThanThou a pretty exaggerated meaner]].
** Quagmire reached this level by his [[SitcomArchnemesis relationship with Brian]], such as telling the latter off (as said above), [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the heck out of him]] after he [[spoiler:had sex with his dad]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk faking an accept acceptance of his apology and running him over]].
1st Jun '17 11:58:01 AM ToxicHolyGrenade
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** Rainbow Dash falls into this again in "Tanks for the Memories", where she is unable to accept the fact that Tank is hibernating, and thus she will be pet-less in winter. She yells at her friends and concocts a ridiculous plan to prevent the arrival of winter. She gets better after she lets out her emotions and finally accepts it.

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** Rainbow Dash falls into this again in "Tanks for the Memories", where she is unable to accept the fact that Tank is hibernating, and thus she will be pet-less in winter. She yells at her friends and concocts a ridiculous plan to prevent the arrival of winter. She gets better after she lets out her emotions and emotions, finally accepts it.it, and reconcilement had also taken place.
7th May '17 10:15:38 AM nombretomado
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*** Much of Galvatron's {{Jerkass}} traits come from being left in a plasma bath that affected his neural circuitry, following [[TransformersTheMovie his defeat at the hands of]] [[TheChosenOne Rodimus Prime]]. He spends more of his time being a BadBoss, beating up on his own troops, than he does blasting Autobots, to the point where in "Webworld" Cyclonus - his most loyal lieutenant - gets tired enough of the abuse that he tries to have Galvatron "cured" of his insanity. It doesn't work.

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*** Much of Galvatron's {{Jerkass}} traits come from being left in a plasma bath that affected his neural circuitry, following [[TransformersTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie his defeat at the hands of]] [[TheChosenOne Rodimus Prime]]. He spends more of his time being a BadBoss, beating up on his own troops, than he does blasting Autobots, to the point where in "Webworld" Cyclonus - his most loyal lieutenant - gets tired enough of the abuse that he tries to have Galvatron "cured" of his insanity. It doesn't work.
20th Apr '17 7:53:00 AM TommyTiger
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* One of the main complaints about ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' is the fact that the main team ([[TokenGoodTeammate excluding Starfire]]) has undergone this.
15th Apr '17 9:30:32 PM MagBas
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** Lois, originally a MamaBear and arguably the most CloserToEarth character in the show has gradually became what is basically a female variant of Peter. Made worse by the fact the cast still [[JerkSue often treats her as the same character she was before]].

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** Lois, originally a MamaBear and arguably the most CloserToEarth character in the show has gradually became what is basically a female variant of Peter. Made worse by the fact the cast still [[JerkSue often treats her as the same character she was before]].
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