Confused Matthew, in his review of Titanic
"People like this don't exist in the real world. We have jerks but they aren't cartoonish movie-jerks who only say and do things designed to make the audience hate them."
There are Jerkasses
aplenty in fiction, some may have a softer side
, or a Morality Pet
; even those that don't can have at least some redeeming qualities.
Not so in this case.
The Flat Jerk is a character who's entire personality revolves around being as big a jerk as possible, whenever possible, even if there's absolutely nothing to be gained from it.
For related Tropes: see Jerk with a Heart of Jerk
, Stupid Evil
and Alpha Bitch