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[[caption-width-right:350:Even in [[Webcomic/{{Blazen}} non-canon]] examples, [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Jin Kisaragi]] is still an asshole.]]

Here's the list of {{Jerkass}}es in VideoGames. These are the types who scold you for needing someone to hold your hand all the way here. They'll call you and others dipshits and take every chance to be a PoliticallyIncorrectVillain.

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* [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} Jin Kisaragi]] of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', pictured to the right. He's even named the God of the trope. He's apparently "not good with people" and admittedly in flashbacks it's shown that he was once a reasonably decent guy, if usually callous and indifferent to normal peoples' suffering. But hearing his hated/beloved brother is alive evidently snaps even this fragile remnant of his sanity and pushes him into full-out [[AxCrazy mad psychosis.]] He has been lately getting a little better, but he still remains a colossal dick, especially to Noel Vermillion (long story).
** One of Platinum the Trinity's [[SplitPersonality personalities]], Luna, is this meets BrattyHalfPint. She's an extremely obnoxious girl who will stop at nothing, including pranks and insults, to get what she wants. At one point calling Ragna a pedophile, then suckering him into paying for an expensive meal. She's also quick to become jealous, especially when it comes to [[ACupAngst breasts]], as well as 'clingy'; attacking Litchi for having a small, normal talk with Jubei, and for being bustier than Luna, with this kind of reasoning: "[[ItsAllAboutMe How dare you grow a pair of breasts before me!]]" Though, her interactions with Litchi afterwards heavily imply that part of the reason she's a jerk is because she's insecure.
** Hazama is not just the BigBad, he just went extra ways to ensure that he's an obnoxious {{Troll}}, practically the worst kind of jackass that can exist, and he doesn't really care or justify himself, since he finds those things amusing and interesting. Yep, his lifestyle consist of being an obnoxious misery-bringer to everyone he comes across for fun.
** You'd probably be surprised to learn that Makoto of all people was this at one point. {{Subverted|Trope}} later on, of course: she was only rude and standoff-ish because [[FantasticRacism people picked on her for being a beastkin]]. Once she was confronted about it and accepted by Noel and Tsubaki, she dropped the attitude.
* ''Videogame/StreetFighter'' has [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Adon]], who is definitely one of the straightest versions of this trope in the series while not being completely evil. He's an extremely arrogant hot-head that [[PerpetualSmiler constantly]] [[SlasherSmile has a VERY smug]] [[CheshireCatGrin and grotesque grin on his face]], shows nothing but extreme contempt for all other fighters, has a very savage and brutal fighting style, and feels that he is a self-proclaimed "god" of Muay Thai. Plus many SF players find his voice (and in some cases, his general character design) to be obnoxious.
* Practically, almost every antagonist that has appeared in the Videogame/GrandTheftAuto series, or even allieds with the protagonist.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'': Catalina, Salvatore Leone and the King Courtney.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'': Lance Vance, Ricardo Diaz and Sonny Forelli. Umberto Robina more or less.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': Tenpenny, Pulaski, Ryder, T-Bone Mendez, Catalina himself and CJ and Sweet sometimes.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'': Toni's mother, Vincenzo Cilli and Paulie Sindacco.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories'': Marty, Jerry Martinez, Armando Mendez and Lance Vance sometimes.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'': Ray Bulgarin and Dimitri.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'': Steve Haines, Devin Weston, Stretch, Wei Cheng, Michael's family, Franklin's aunt, Trevor's mother, most of the Strangers & Freaks.
* Leonard's pact-partner in ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'', the [[SmallAnnoyingCreature malicious unnamed fairy]]. She goes beyond annoying, however, in that she uses every chance she gets in conversation to [[BreakTheCutie inflict psychological torture on him,]] bringing up how Leonard is a complete failure, how he couldn't protect his family, and how he couldn't even kill himself when DrivenToSuicide. Her attitude is such that it [[FridgeLogic boggles the mind]] to contemplate how he ever agreed to a pact with her in the first place. Probably some [[ItsAllMyFault twisted form of repentance.]]
** She does get some well-deserved comeuppance in one of the routes, though, leading to a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Leonard.
* Seifer from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' (and in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'') starts out as this before becoming a RivalTurnedEvil after his FaceHeelTurn. When you first use him in ''FinalFantasyVIII'', he literally [[KickTheDog kicks a dog.]]
** Similarly, Jecht from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' during the first half of the game. He's emotionally abusive toward Tidus (a mini-game involves Tidus trying to suppress memories of his father's abuse while trying to make a shot), initially a surly, disrespectful drunk while in Spira, and, while drunk, is responsible for accidentally attacking and injuring a shoopuff.
* Eckhardt in ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAngelOfDarkness''
** Amanda and Rutland in ''VideoGame/TombRaiderLegend''
* In ''VideoGame/EnchantedArms'', [[FlamboyantGay Token Gay Guy]] Makoto gets introduced as a Jerkass, getting [[ClingyJealousGirl jealous]] of anyone who gets close to Toya, advocating cutting and running, verbally kicking the dog, and also generally making it abudently clear he doesn't like the hero. The stereotypical lisp and the over-confident win quotes don't help.
* Erol from the ''JakAndDaxter'' series is in Jak's face constantly from the moment the two characters first meet. Making it that much more satisfying when you finally [[spoiler: blow him to pieces at the end of the third game.]]
* One of the reasons why Bubsy from the ill-fated ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}'' series was such a failure as a video game mascot, was because his personality was basically a repulsive combination of Stan Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' and Tomo from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' (really, any GenkiGirl could do, but Tomo seems to fit just right). In fact, Games Radar declared Bubsy as [[TheScrappy the single most unlikeable character in video game history]].
** Made ironic in that the ''Bubsy'' games were made years before either show existed.
* Bowser from the ''[[SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' series is portrayed as such in the spinoffs, since they have a more comical tone than the main series.
** Wario in the ''VideoGame/{{WarioWare}}'' games. He's a fat, lazy, ill-tempered slob who never pays his employees... and yet they keep working for him.
** Waluigi is probably some of the greatest examples in videogames. He is supremely awful and takes every opportunity to demonstrate it openly. He makes his entire life purpose to torment others and cause chaos and mischief. He takes glee in even the most petty acts of malice. Wether it is making a Fly Guy get dizzy or hypnotizing the world into chausing chaos, he will do whatever it takes to be the best and make everyone miserable. And why ? Because he hates pretty much everything and everyone, but especially Luigi, almost to the point of obsession.
** In ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', there are a few. Like the Dream Stone's spirit, who seemingly has no interest in just telling the characters where its real world equivalent was taken too, tells them to get lost in the rudest way possible and mocks their way of speaking and comments before turning into a giant robot and trying to kill them.
* Anomen, the [[TheScrappy insufferable]] Priest of Helm from the second ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate]]'' game. A stick up the ass is only to be expected, of course, but the would-be paladin goes beyond that, complaining that quests such as hunting down kidnappers who bury people alive or returning a poisoned man to his friends to be cured is a waste of time ("He's probably just drunk"). He even explicitly claims to be the [[OnlySaneMan only competent member of the party]]. He doesn't even get marks for consistency: when you find a drow about to become the victim of vigilante justice, despite having committed no crime, he [[FantasticRacism dismisses it as her just desserts]] for being part of an [[AlwaysChaoticEvil evil race]]. But if you save her, he says he doesn't care whether or not she joins the party--apparently because he thinks she's hot. All this is made even worse by the fact that, in an unmodded game, he is the only romance option available to a female protagonist.
** Anomen eventually ends up with a character-focused side quest that sees him try to become a paladin; if he fails the test, he renounces the paladin oaths and (eventually, if you can stand keeping him around until the expansion pack) becomes more honest about his dark side, if he succeeds he becomes more paladin-like and courteous (but stays holier-than-thou). Either way, his jerkassness is reduced... Slightly.
** Just to illustrate how much of TheScrappy Anomen is, the LetsPlay of ''Baldur's Gate II'' saw him ejected out of the party... By being thrown into a dimensional rift to ''the elemental plane of [[BeeBeeGun Bees]]''.
* Bishop from ''NeverwinterNights 2'' certainly had his moments. If the player character is female, he gets to call her a whore, and his [[{{JerkAss}} personality]] and [[{{ChaoticEvil}} actions]] definitely get him in trouble with {{Lawful Good}} [[{{Knight In Shining Armor}} Paladin]] Casavir. Somehow still manages to be [[{{AllGirlsWantBadBoys}} popular with the ladies]].
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Algus/Argath]] from ''FinalFantasyTactics''. He starts off as a knight in a bit of a predicament, since his lord was kidnapped, and he constantly demands that his lord be rescued ASAP. When that's finally done, he then shows a very classist superiority complex that deems commoners trash and deserving to die in the name of nobles, brushes off all opinions that don't match with his, belittles Delita and his sister constantly (never mind Delita was ''just'' responsible for his lord's rescue), and on top of it all, has no qualms about [[spoiler:killing Delita's sister in front of him]], ''still'' demeaning him and Ramza in the name of his ideals of a world only for nobles, and commoners can die for all he cares. [[TheScrappy Instant Scrappy indeed!]]
** In fact, he is ''so'' reviled (and designed that way, to be sure) that, in the PSP UpdatedRerelease, [[spoiler:you can kill him ''again'']]. And no, his attitude between the first [[spoiler:death]] and the second doesn't get any better.
* ''GearsOfWar'' has Baird, who is a capable soldier, but is also a complete {{Jerkass}}. Odds are if the humans weren't so strapped for troops, Baird would find himself off the frontlines rather quickly. However, this is something of a deconstruction in that his attitude has seen him busted back down to private numerous times.
** In his defense, the novel mentioned it was the only thing he could do to keep his sanity. Dom had his search for Maria [[spoiler:until he found her]], Fenix had his stone cold demeanor, Cole had his over the top gung-ho ness, and Baird... was a jerk, though he did get more character development in "Judgement".
** In the sequel, Dom acts like somewhat of a JerkAss (perhaps unintentionally) with constant references to Snipers around Benjamin Carmine. Although it seems that [[spoiler:Anthony's death was made out to be way more heroic than it actually was, so Ben doesn't even ''know'' he should be offended.]]
** Griffin part 3 and Loomis in "Judgement" are the biggest jerks in the series, Paduk also comes across as one at times.
* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': Episode Two introduced Dr. Arne Magnusson. He is insensitive to the emotional needs of others, will yell at you to keep moving when you are pinned down by enemy fire, and after you save the base (using a weapon he invented) tries to take all the credit (which, for a scientist, is a mortal sin). Strangely, the vortigaunts (aliens allied to humanity) seem to like him.
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** Wendy Oldbag can be a huge jerkass towards Phoenix just because he's a "young 'un" and she goes into a raging fit if he even annoys her slightly. She even does this to the judge and calls him a whippersnapper, even though he's the same age as her! She even admitted to busting Phoenix's balls in the second game cause she enjoyed making him suffer. However, if anyone mentions Edgeworth or one of Oldbag's favorite actors, she'll be tame as a kitten.
** In ''Trials and Tribulations'', Phoenix discovers that someone is impersonating him. When he confronts the guy, not only he's a total jerkass, he's a downright bully who would rather kick everyone's ass for even looking at him funny. When a girl named Viola Cadaverini shows up, though, he goes from tiger to kitten, and for good reason: [[spoiler: Several months before, he got into a traffic accident with Viola, whose granddad is a mob boss, and he was forced to pay $1 million for the surgery on poor Viola. Even jerkasses know better than to piss off a mob boss.]] Out of earshot, however, he outright insults Viola. Considering this happens right after the girl's [[CryCute tearful confession]] about the whole matter, this comes off as [[KickTheDog seriously nasty]]. All that aside, there's also the fact that he was [[spoiler:the murderer in that case. As if it wasn't obvious.]]
** Franziska von Karma has a propensity to literally whip anybody who says something she doesn't like. ''Including the judge.'' [[SoreLoser She even beats Phoenix unconsious when she loses.]]
** Then there is Godot from the third game, who instead of using a whip like Franziska, throws cups of coffee at Phoenix. Also his behaviour in the final case. [[spoiler: When he gets wind of a plot to kill Maya, he puts her in danger so that he can save her himself, kills Maya's mother and tries to pin the blame on Iris.]]
** Also, Zak Gramarye. Perhaps worst of all, he [[spoiler:disappears, abandoning his own daughter and leaving Phoenix to be disbarred.]].
** Shi-Long '''"[[CatchPhrase NOT SO FAST!]]"''' Lang. Gives Edgeworth and Franziska shit just for being prosecutors, and boasts a high arrest rate for a not-very-good reason: he likes to just [[TheCorpseStopsHere arrest the first suspicious person he sees]] and let those prosecutors he hates so much worry about things like "evidence" and "actual guilt or innocence". Probable cause? What's that?
* Linebeck from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''.
** Towards the end, [[spoiler:Linebeck arguably makes the move to JerkWithAHeartOfGold after he fends off Bellum singlehandedly long enough for Link to regain consciousness]]. This move is furthered by his [[spoiler:wish to the Ocean King afterwards - he doesn't want gold or treasure in the end; he just wants his ship back]]. Ciela lampshades how out-of-character this is for him throughout.
** Midna from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' who, like Linebeck, simply sees Link as a means to get what she wants, though she starts [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosting]] as early as the end of the second dungeon.
** Another Zelda JerkAss, this time from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', is Mido. He's the self-proclaimed boss of the Kokiri, hates Link's guts and treats all the other Kokiri like dirt (with the exception of Saria). When you meet him in the future, however, he clearly states that he regrets his behavior towards Link, after being reminded of him by the adult version of Link, who he of course doesn't recognize due to the fact that Kokiris don't age and that Link was raised by said people. Still, that moment counts as a big CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* The "snooty" female animals in ''AnimalCrossing'', due to {{Flanderization}} from game to game, have gone from somewhat annoying to this - this is in stark contrast to the [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold "grumpy" males]].
* [[VideoGame/EarthBound Porky Minch.]] Porky ''freaking'' Minch. Let's elaborate: [[spoiler: After hearing Buzz-Buzz's prophecy and running off, he aligns himself with a cult leader and assists in the kidnapping of a young girl, steals an expensive helicopter away from the heroes and crashes it into a swamp, and finally assists in the final boss battle because he felt it was "the winning path" before he runs away to a different time period.]] And let's not even get into [[spoiler:what happens later in ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'', where he [[PlayerPunch founds a warped dictatorship that takes over the protagonist Lucas' home country, kills his mother and twin brother, and reanimates his brother's corpse, who is forced to aid Porky in his world takeover, and ultimately, fight against Lucas at the end.]].]]
** Hey, hey, let's not forget about him brainwashing a corporate executive. And became [[spoiler:Giygas's DIRECT ASSISTANT.]]
** And, on a lesser note, you can add Fassad (or Yokuba[[spoiler: or Locria]], whichever you prefer). He proves his douchiness with regularly electrocuting Salsa (on top of stealing a Luxury Banana if you grab it during Chapter 3) on top of the slave labor, and when Lucas and company figure out the truth to the Thunder Tower, he gives the order to evacuate him and ''then'' blow it up.[[spoiler: Let's not forget that his leaking the truth of the world to Porky was half the reason things got to be as fucked up as they are. The fact that he is reassembled as a chimera simply cheats the player out of a karmic death (he slipped on a banana atop said tower) while doing jack to detract from the douchiness.]]
* Luke fon Fabre, protagonist of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', is a major-league {{Jerkass}} for the first fourth of the game -- however, it's pretty clear that almost no-one else in the party ''can'' stand him and follow him simply because their goals overlap. Upon finally reaching a point where his scant redeeming features stop making up for his obnoxious personality, they abandon him until he's cleaned up his act... Which he ''does'', [[TheAtoner and then some]].
** Special mention should go to [[WithFriendsLikeThese *the entire rest of his family and friends except for Mieu, Ion and his mother.*]] Tear treats him like an idiot for not knowing basic things even after she learns about his amnesia and upbringing, and was even willing to let him get arrested for a crime he didn't commit, just to teach him a lesson in manners. Jade does the same, except he had a valid reason to arrest him and is even more condescending, especially since he (and Ion) already figured out the secret that might have let Luke avoid his first major BSOD, but didn't think to tell him until it was too late. Anise was trying to seduce him for his wealth [[spoiler:and was working as a spy for Mohs, and thus responsible for quite a lot of the bad guys' interference and eventually the death of her beloved Ion.]] His best friend was nice to him, but it turns out that [[spoiler:he had infiltrated Luke's family in order to destroy it, was working with the BigBad in order to do it (though he didn't know the true extent of the guy's plans), and subconsciously wanted to kill Luke.]] His fiancee/cousin[[spoiler: (not really)]] blackmailed him into joining the party. His father, uncle, and [[spoiler: beloved master/surrogate father set him up to suicide bomb a place to start a world war, with the last giving him a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness lecture just after activating the rather insulting post-hypnotic command to make him fire his hyper resonance]]. After that last event, most of his party [[spoiler: blames him for not trusting them and for actions that they ''knew'' were done while under the post-hypnotic command and abandons him to go questing with ]]Asch[[spoiler:, his older brother, sortof,]] who tried to murder him at least twice, assaults him repeatedly through the course of the game, helped kidnap Ion, helped slaughter Jade's crew, constantly withholds vital information, and basically calls him [[spoiler:Replica]] like it's a racial slur. At least Luke's jerkassery was basically confined to his mouth.
** Well, in Guy's defense, [[spoiler:he only wanted to kill Luke and his family because Luke's father destroyed his entire family. Growing up with Luke however, pretty much made him decide not to kill Luke, though the idea was still there in his subconscious. Also, after he finds out what Van is planning, he attempts to use his power as Van's master to get him to stop.]]
** Also, Mohs and, to a slightly lesser extent, Dist.
*** Mohs is much worse then a mere JerkAss. [[MoralEventHorizon Much]] [[PlayerPunch worse]].
** The game's most overt, unrepentant example of this, however, is Sync the Tempest. All the other God-Generals have [[WorthyOpponent noble qualities]] or PetTheDog moments, but not Sync. He'll KickTheDog or hurl insults at every opportunity, and while his comrades want to [[WellIntentionedExtremist make the world a better place]], [[spoiler: all [[NietzscheWannabe Sync]] wants is to [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum destroy the world that gave him his wretched existence.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': Conductor Kitaniji. See KickTheDog for more information.
** Don't forget Joshua [Yoshuya Kiryuu], who gets the main character to want to choke him to death about ten seconds after they meet. [[spoiler: Well, okay, that's actually the second time they meet, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia not that Neku remembers]]. The ''first'' time, Josh killed him. And he does it again by the end of the game. Go Josh!]] Thing is, he's a Jerkass and does it [[strike:[[HoYay out of love]]]] on purpose. That's what he's loved for, actually - well, that and the (not so) AmbiguouslyGay attitude.
** Neku was also kind of a jerkass before Character Development
* The VUX from StarControl ''say'' that our [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters first contact with them]] was so insulting that they hate us forever...Until we discover their [[HumansAreUgly real reason]], at which point the player realizes (if he hasn't already) that they're just incredibly thin-skinned and self-centered snobs.
** You can, over the course of several conversations with their ships, actually ''convince them that humanity is truly and honestly sorry for the insult'', at which point they outright say that they just don't care and attack you anyway.
* [[PrinceCharmless Prince Charmles(s)]] from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII''. ''Oy.''
** Also, Marcello, especially late in the game, where he [[spoiler:throws your team in a nearly-inescapable prison after they save the life of the High Priest (claiming them to be the ones that attacked him). The High Priest dies a little later anyway, at which point Marcello goes on a massive power trip and tries to take over the church, and finally, still professing his hatred to his brother Angelo AFTER being saved by him.]]
* The Pope from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. Where to begin with this bastard? [[spoiler:He starts up a TON of anti-half-elf laws (despite his daughter being one), plots with Vharley to poison the King so he can take over the country, labels the heroes as bad guys plotting to destroy the world (making it MUCH harder to get around), kidnaps an entirely innocent princess just for a shot at taking us down, and, perhaps worst of all, tries to kill his own daughter TWICE, even though she was doing everything she could to help him!]]
** And in the sequel, we get to meet a [[UpperClassTwit trio of Tethe'allan nobles]] on a tour through the Sylvaranti areas of the new world. Check them out: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX9RXfdcuPw&feature=related]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMcaTv0iVcY&feature=related]]
* In the original ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 Ratchet & Clank]]'' game, after [[spoiler:the titular duo are betrayed by Captain Qwark]], Ratchet holds a grudge and becomes extremely hostile and uncooperative with Clank. This lasts through most of the rest of the game. At times he's a real asshole. Good thing later games made him nicer.
** Speaking of [[spoiler: Captain Qwark, he too qualifies; whether it be setting events up to make someone, usually Ratchet, look like the bad guy in order to portray himself as the hero, or sending someone else to do the dirty work and take all the credit.]]
* Walnut from ''PhantomBrave'' qualifies. However, [[spoiler:he's a much nicer person in ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' (and a lot cooler to boot).]]
** Up until the end of the game, almost everyone in Ivoire. The worst offender would be the elder Owl from the 2nd chapter. Upon hearing that Marona is the ''Possessed One'', she goes from nice owl lady to complete JerkAss, yelling at Marona and refusing to pay her after all she had done. And then, if that wasn't enough, she criticizes her parents while she's at it.
* Ambassador Udina from ''Franchise/MassEffect''. You can do whatever the hell you want, he will always treat you like a useless piece of shit. No wonder the alien characters dislike humans so much... and no wonder one of the game's ''many'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] is when Anderson finally punches him in the face.
---> '''Udina:''' ...and why are you bringing this... quarian in here?!
---> '''Shepard, Renegade:''' '''''"[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome If you'd just shut up for a minute, I'd tell you.]]"'''''
** Ironically, Udina is actually ''more'' polite to a fellow {{jerkass}}. On at least one occasion he'll apologize to Shepard for his rudeness if you choose a Renegade response. [[spoiler: He's downright amiable in the Renegade ending; even to the Captain, the guy who punched him in the face earlier]].
*** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', if you choose Anderson as the human Councilor, [[spoiler:Udina is his assistant. Anderson gets a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Udina berates him for meeting with Shepard and (possibly) restoring his/her Spectre status:]]
---> '''Anderson:''' [[spoiler: I don't report to you anymore, Udina. [[GoToYourRoom Why don't you go to your office and think about that]].]]
** Let's not forget the Turian Councilor, who will treat you like shit for everything you do. No matter if you [[spoiler:choose to kill the Rachni Queen on Noveria or let her live]], he will rub it up your face, and throw insults at you. He will do stuff like that on every occasion, no matter what you do, and which way you choose. The other two Councilors on the other hand, especially the Asari, seem to be much friendlier.
*** He (the turian) is even more of a jerkass in the second game.
---->'''Turian Councilor:''' [[MemeticMutation Ah yes,]] ([[MemeticHandGesture air quotes]]) "'''[[MemeticMutation Reapers]]'''".
*** Although in the sequel after that, once the air quotes was disproven, he mellows down and is the first to offer his help to Shepard and genuinely grateful when [[spoiler:Shepard saves him from being assassinated by Udina.]]
** Of course, Renegade Shepard is one of the biggest jerks in the series. No matter how polite you are to him/her, s/he will always find a reason to berate and insult you, even if you meant no wrong. Also, many of his/her choices in both games show him/her acting like a jerk just for the fun of it. For example, from ''Mass Effect 1'':
---> '''Shepard''': ([[spoiler:when asked why s/he ruined a businessman's life]]) You refused to testify. [[InsaneTrollLogic Obviously, you hate justice and deserve this.]]
*** Furthermore, s/he thinks the most measured and polite response to most people is to either punch them or shove a gun into their faces. Finally, in what culminates as one of Renegade Shepard's Crowning Moments of Jerkassery, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v42UhB7polA this]] scene happens. Keep in mind, many people commenting on the video say that they don't even ''like'' Jack, and they ''still'' think Shepard is the asshole here. There's also the fact that, in the Renegade playthrough of Zaeed's loyalty mission, [[spoiler:s/he thinks Zaeed burning down a factory with lots of innocent people trapped inside was a good idea, [[MoralEventHorizon and even says to him "If you say Vido dies, he dies]]."]]
** Speaking of Jack, she's a rather straight example, from being an online {{Troll}} in her spare time to picking fights with crew members, and can go from not bad by pure renegade Fem!Shep standards to an utter asshole that has driven away many a potential love interest. If Shepard can break through the many levels of bitchiness she gets better, but until s/he can Jack is perhaps the biggest JerkAss squad member in the series.
*** If she survived ''2'', by ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', she has clearly become a JerkWithAHeartOfGold along with a BadassTeacher for biotic kids and teenagers. She's still crass as ever, [[CoolTeacher but her students like her even more for it]]. And if ''anyone'' tries to screw with her kids...[[MamaBear well, hope they have life insurance.]]
** Behold, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy-eRfupYbA Commander Shepard, Jerkass.]] And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PjTuSQNLI4 two years later, he's an even bigger jerk.]] And six months later a pure renegade goes from utter JerkAss to [[MoralEventHorizon out-and-out evil]].
** Zaal'Koris vas Quib-Quib, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold to an extent]], from Tali's Loyalty Mission, does everything in his power to make Tali's life harder. He's actually the OnlySaneMan among the admirals, as he genuinely wants to make peace with the Geth... but his position puts him in direct opposition to Tali's father, and, by extension, Tali herself, so he's actively antagonistic for most of the trial. He simmers down if Shepherd both successfully defends Tali and speaks in favor of peace with the Geth, though.
*** This carries over in the sequel whereas he lives up his OnlySaneMan status and helps in brokering peace between Quarians and Geth. Han'Gerrel, on the other hand, becomes the {{Jerkass}} who is too hell bent on destroying the Geth, even risking on blowing Shepard and Tali along with the Geth Dreadnought they're in, and could possibly lead the Quarians to utter genocide just to destroy the Geth.
* Myron from VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}} is a smug, obnoxious teenager with grating voice who just won't shut up bragging about how smart he is for inventing the nastiest, most lethal drug around. The fact his invention kills tons of people daily doesn't concern him at all. Also, if the player's character is female, tries to rape her; also, cowardly and useless in combat. What's not to hate?
** [[VideogameCrueltyPotential Disintegrating the smug bastard with a plasma rifle.]]
*** Or listening to him casually remark on how they had to go through about a hundred slaves suffering from heart attacks and cerebral hemorrhages to get the formula for Jet right, inviting him into the party, [[LaserGuidedKarma and then selling him off to the slaver boss in the Den to eventually be experimented on by the Enclave.]]
*** [[KarmicDeath Karma has the last laugh with myron]], in the epilogue (provided Myron survives to the end of the game) its revealed he gets [[DeathByIRony stabbed and killed by a jet addict in a bar]], and he's more or less forgotten in a month.
* Lord Yuna from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV''; he's one of the most subtle and potent examples of jerkery in a videogame. He's an adviser and thaumaturge in the employ of the Fou Empire, but is of course [[spoiler:behind the scenes the entire time, orchestrating pretty much every unpleasant event that occurs.]] His crowning moment of jerkery is when it's revealed that [[spoiler:Princess Nina's disappeared sister had not only been captured and incarcerated by Yuna, but fused with parts from the panoply of magical creatures that inhabit his world and made into one of the Endless, an undying, immortal being usually worshiped as gods. There are several catches to this, of course. The bad news is that the poor girl is confined to her bed, as a pulsing umbilical connects her to the distorted, building-sized mass of organs that powers her immortality. The worse news is that Yuna intended to use her immortal body as a sort of perpetual sacrifice, ritualistically torturing her over and over in order to power a hex-firing supergun.]] The worst part? He's a pacifist, and hides behind his non-violence in order to avoid retribution. [[KarmaHoudini You never get the satisfaction of pounding his skinny ribs in]].
* [[GlamorousWartimeSinger Rosie]] from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' starts out as this, especially to Isara. She gets better, especially to Isara, [[spoiler:most notably after Fauzen]]. Prince Maximillian and General Damon are practically incurable examples, Cezary also applies, who was such a jerk that it took a memory reseting brain injury to change his ways.
* The crazy church guy from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. Instead of letting the survivors into the safehouse with him, he declares as soon-to-be infected and rings the church bell to summon a horde of zombies. After the attack is over, the church guy changes into a random special infected, allowing you to open the door and extract karma on him. Before the change, Zoey describes him best:
--> '''Zoey:''' Hey, jerkass! Why don't you open the damn door!?
** Appropriately enough, the same voice actor who is the church guy does the voice of the Scout from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', who is also quite the jerkass. Granted, most of the people he insults are actively trying to kill him, but the way he acts in his "Meet the Team" video sort of reveals that he would act that way to just about anyone.
** Francis from [=L4D1=] and Nick from [=L4D2=] both have fairly hostile dialogue, and it is entirely up to the player at the keyboard if the fall under this trope or JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
*** Nick is quite the asshole to Coach and Ellis throughout the game. He insults their hero, Jimmy Gibbs Jr., by saying he looks like an asshole, insults Coach in the tunnel of love by saying "Bring back any memories, Coach? You, a cheeseburger, romance in the air," mocks Ellis' accent ("You can almost call this the CE-met river, Ellis!") and just loves to insult everyone living in the south.
--> '''Nick''': Why couldn't I have been in Vegas when the zombie outbreak hit? Or Atlantic City? Instead, I'm trapped in some god damn hillbilly tunnel of love! Did you see the sign out front? Cousins only day!
** Nick TookALevelInJerkass in ''The Passing''; throwing out multiple insults to the original survivors as well. Francis is characteristically hostile right back, but the calmer Zoey and the downright upbeat Louis also react negatively to him. Here's one example:
--> '''Zoey''': I'm sorry, I can't lower the bridge!
--> '''Nick''': That's terrific, cupcake. Look, is there a man up there that we can talk to?
--> '''Zoey''': (in a mocking, helpless tone) Boo hoo! I don't know what to do! (angrily) Go to Hell, Colonel Sanders!
--> '''Rochelle''': I can't believe you used to be a con artist!
--> '''Zoey''': I can shoot you where you stand!
--> '''Nick''': Would you lighten up? *mutters* No one can take a joke anymore.
* There are more than a few of these in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. One that springs immediately to mind without sparking a huge debate is Arch Druid Fandral Staghelm. He has a FreudianExcuse, but is rude, bossy and unappreciative to ''everyone'', both players and [=NPCs=].
** Here's another one whom it's unlikely anyone will argue about: [[TheScrappy Garrosh]] [[BloodKnight Hellscream]].
*** He gets even worse in Mists of Pandaria, thankfully everyone gets tired of him at this point and set out to give him the beating he so rightly deserves.
** There's also Genn Greymane, a DirtyCoward who gave little support to TheAlliance in the second war, hid when TheAlliance needed him, believed Alterac belonged to him and refused to let in dying refugees in. It took till the latest expansion Cataclysm for him to show redeeming features.
*** Genn's withdrawal from the Alliance was equal parts his own hubris, political pressure from the Gilneans, and loyalty to his people. Gilneas was in essence fighting someone else's war, and the Alliance's various efforts (Nethergarde Keep and later the orc internment camps) were putting heavier taxes on the Gilneans than Genn's people were willing to put up with. Yes, he's a jackass, and arrogant, but him just being a giant douche was neither the only nor the biggest reason he left the Alliance and walled Gilneas off.
** And let's not forget Marshal "I hate you, long-eared freak, now go and protect my country from the Undead" Garithos. He even [[BullyingADragon insults the dreadlord]] he teams up with to retake Lordaeron, and his last words before Sylvanas has Varimathras kill him are [[UngratefulBastard insulting them and demanding that they get out of his city]].
** The two remaining Barov brothers, Alexi and Weldon are quite condescending to the player, and belittle them while sending them to kill the other sibling. As of Cataclysm, however, Alexi no longer has the quest for his inheritance, and treats the player with the same politeness that most questgivers do, while Weldon remains as arrogant as before.
* York Neely, male main character of ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', is an outrageous dick to friend and foe alike (with the probable exception of childhood friend Miko[to] Aiba) for absolutely no reason.'
* Videogame/LaMulana has [[spoiler:Duracuets, who plays one of the meanest joke on the player in the history of video games, using ReversePsychology and meta-SchmuckBait]]
** Lemeza's father, Shorn/[[DubNameChange Shawn]], is kind of a jerkass, too. He left Lemeza at a young age to search for the ruins, [[AllThereInTheManual repeatedly tried to claim Lemeza's findings for himself,]] and [[spoiler:steals the Treasure of La-Mulana from his own son at the end of the game!]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Alundra}}'' features Giles, an overly religious man who, while at first is very friendly to the eponymous hero, suddenly starts having nothing but hatred to him, blames you for all misfortune happening and while he doesn't do anything, if you talk to him, he has NOTHING but mistrust and hate to you. Then, he proves to be an UngratefulBastard when after you save him from a nightmare, he is quick to go back to his mistrust and hate.
** A lot this has to do with Alundra failing to [[spoiler: save his sister]] on top of the whole {{Anvilicious}} [[spoiler: GodIsEvil]] theme that permeates the latter half of the story.
** [[spoiler:His sister is actually still alive and tried her damndest, bless her, to convince him that Alundra is not evil (those who died before he started his hate-run are mostly just other villagers not directly close to him). Giles is not listening.]]
* Shinji Matou from ''FateStayNight'' is a thoroughly unlikeable little weasel who treats others like dirt and acts as though the world is solely there for his own convenience. And this is ''before'' you find out what an utter, irredeemable bastard he really is. Gilgamesh is just as selfish and amoral, but unlike Shinji, he actually has the power to back it up. [[spoiler:It is revealed throughout the various points of the game, particularly in the Heaven's Feel path, that Shinji frequently ''raped'' Sakura, used a Command Seal in order to ''rape'' Rider, and is heavily insinuated to have also ''raped'' Mitsuzuri before having Rider drain her energy]]. The guy is a demented sicko, well beyond the levels of your common {{Jerkass}}.
* Dirk "Stingray" Wright is this to you in ''VideoGame/WingCommander II'', even after you save his bacon. Admiral Tolwyn in ''VideoGame/WingCommander III'' and ''VideoGame/WingCommander IV'' isn't exactly a sweetheart, either.
* Your rival, Silver in VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver. He abuses his Pokemon, doesn't care about them, abuses ''you'' mentally and physically, and, in the remakes, takes off your Team Rocket disguise just when you were about to infiltrate the invaded Radio tower. He gets a HeelFaceTurn, but still..
** The Team Rocket disguise thing... Well, [[spoiler:he's Giovanni's son. He should recognize any fakes immediately.]]
** Of course, while not as much as Silver, we can't forget the original jerk, Blue. And his anime counterpart, GARY MOTHERFUCKING OAK.
*** Likewise his ''PokemonZensho'' counterpart [[NamesTheSame Shigeru]], possibly more so. And back to Silver, his ''PokemonGoldenBoys'' counterpart, more so then before.
** Clair, the eighth Johto Gym Leader, is quite the arrogant bitch. She refuses to give you the final Badge even after you beat her until you pass the Dragons' Den test... and in ''Crystal'', even after you pass she STILL refuses to give it up until the shrine elder threatens to report her to ''[[{{Badass}} Lance]]''.
** Gengar from ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam''. He's portrayed as an arrogant, self-centered bully who does nothing but cause trouble, and he actually puts the blame on the hero. It isn't until the end that it's he himself that got everyone into trouble, not the hero, and therefore had to apologize to him and his friends. And yes, like the hero, [[spoiler: he too was once a human.]]
** Unova's [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Ghetsis]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Harmonia]]. He is one of the few villainwho gives off very heavy implications he not only abused his mons but the [[MoralEventHorizon possibility of]] [[OffingTheOffspring killing his stepson once he outlived his usefulness]].
** If Dex entries are to go by, several mons are jerks by nature. Examples range from the Electabuzz line to Salamence.
* Lots in ''DeadRising''
** Jo Slade, Carlos, Brock
** There's also the obnoxious and egotistical Kent, and a few of the survivors, with [[FatBastard Ronald]] [[IncrediblyLamePun taking the cake]]. All Ronald cares about is how much extra food you can provide him.
** In the sequel there's Sullivan and T.K.
* Almost everyone from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is one kind of jerkass or another, with the constant barrage of insults, provoking into battles, and naughty words that would make any real Japanese faint from the cruelty. It's even noted in-game that the title Shrine Maiden, Reimu Hakurei can be a real asshole. Fanon, naturally, takes this further.
* Woden the Mighty of ''VideoGame/{{Medievil}}'' makes no secret of how he utterly despises [[FakeUltimateHero Sir Dan Fortesque]], demands that you call him "''Mr.'' Woden the Mighty", and generally treats you like crap. A book about him in the Sleeping Village library notes that he was just this bad to everyone else when he was alive.
* The Mayor from ''[[NintendoWars Advance Wars: Days of Ruin]]'' is one of these. Brenner saved his town several times, and the Mayor once agreed to shelter Will and Isabella in exchange for the Wolves beating the raiders attacking the town. After the battle, he ''goes back on his deal''. He suffers a KarmicDeath, though, as the BigBad gives him an "antidote" for TheVirus that he created. Turns out, it's poison.
* Warden Celia from ''DungeonSiege 2'' is a total bitch not just to you, but to ''everyone else''. In fact, it's practically a RunningGag that the other Dryads chide her for being too harsh, and she responds by chiding them for being too ''soft''. [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, she does a FaceHeelTurn and becomes the BigBad's [[TheDragon dragon]] in ''Broken World''.]]
** From the same game, Finala is a whiny, obnoxiously self centered and arrogant bitch who constantly elevates herself above the rest of the party. In fact, at one point you literally have to grovel and suck up to her and tell her how much you suck compared to her to advance the plot.
* Beneath all his aspiring freadom speaches and ruthless Nietzscheanic philosophy [[VideoGame/{{Bioshock 1}} Andrew Ryan]] is just a greedy selfish prick. In his background he burned down an entire forest he'd personally planted rather then see it nationalised and opened to the public, dog-in-the-manger-style.
* Morrigan in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' could be counted as this. She's sarcastic, condescending, and impolite no matter how you talk to her. Sure, you can make her nicer by giving her gifts and such, but if you do nothing this is ''exactly'' how she comes across.
** She's at least more subdued about it than her ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakenings]]'' counterpart Velanna. Picture Morrigan's attitude and add in [[FantasticRacism racism]] and some extra moodiness.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', directly after you decide what race and sex your character is, you find yourself in a prison cell. A dark elf prisoner across the hall gets your attention, then procedes to insult you and your entire race, then claims that the guards are going to kill you. Of course, in the event that you choose to become a dark elf, he doesn't insult you or your race... if you're male, he says that you probably have a wife or girlfriend back home, and then he says that he'll find her and "comfort" her about your death when he's freed. If you're female, he says that he'll get the guards to let you into his cell, to have some "fun." In both cases, he does tell you that you're going to be killed, though. Not a nice person. [[spoiler:Ironically, in one of the Dark Brotherhood quests, ''you'' end up killing ''him''. And his sentence was almost up, too.]]
** [[spoiler: The Dark Brotherhood quest ends up casting him in a new, sympathetic light, as they are prone to do before forcing you to kick the dog. He's only callous as a defense mechanism, a fact which everybody around him realizes, and nobody takes him seriously for. The guard even tries to comfort him or at least engage him in a conversation, although he ends up getting insulted for his troubles, with blatant lies that come off far more pathetic and depressing then enraging. Of course, you still have to kill him.]]
* Lt. Carter Blake from ''HeavyRain'' is this at best. He's the ''epitome'' of a RabidCop, cocky, prone to insulting others for practically nothing, [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique doesn't hesitate to beat the living shit]] out of anyone he thinks might have information on the Origami Killer case, [[strike:including]] especially when they've done nothing to deserve it, and is constantly hammering on [[ChewToy poor]] [[GoodCopBadCop involuntary partner]] [[TheProfiler Norman Jayden]] unless he ''goes along with him'', partly for being a ByTheBookCop, partly because he doesn't take profiling seriously, and, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation depending on who you ask]], partly because he's been working on the Origami Killer case since the killings began [[GreenEyedMonster but hasn't been turning anything up]]. By the time he starts trying to knock the living daylights out of [[PapaWolf Ethan]] [[TheWoobie Mars]] accusing him of kidnapping his own son (if Ethan is arrested), players will probably be feeling an urge to punch him out through the screen if they didn't already. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Norman can do that for them,]] but it's less satisfactory when Blake returns it with ''threat at gunpoint.'' It's a miracle that man made it to police lieutenant. The game ''can'' end with him losing his job, but that requires [[spoiler: him to kill Ethan in the finale]].
** His boss, Captain Perry, is also this, evidenced when he admits to Norman in their first meeting that he doesn't need his help, which he'll be acting {{Jerkass}} on him when he tells him that Blake is beating Ethan up and accusing Blake to be the Origami Killer.
* AlanWake, from the game of the same name, is a slightly milder case of this than usual. He and his wife Alice travel to [[TheOtherRainforest Bright Falls]] for a vacation, but when Alice reveals that she brought a typewriter along to try and end his two-year writer's block, he immediately flips out, yelling at her and storming out of their cabin into the night, knowing full well that Alice is afraid of the dark. He punches out a psychologist who ''also'' tries to help him with the writer's block (although the pyschologist ''is'' a SmugSnake). In an interview seen via flashback, he's mentioned as having a temper, and is strongly implied to have punched a member of the paparazzi. His tendency to be a jerk is basically limited to these incidents, though.
** A more traditional case is Agent Nightingale, being a {{Deconstruction}} of CowboyCop. He endangers the townsfolk in his pursuit of Alan, mocks Alan by always calling him by another author's name, and locks him up with little to no evidence, among other things.
* At the start of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'', Maribel is an obnoxious, spoiled, selfish, elitist RichBitch. In the first world (Rexwood), when the party discovers that the town is being attacked by monsters who kidnapped its women and children, her response is essentially "Oh boo hoo hoo. When do we leave this dump?" Not to mention how she constantly mocks, insults and puts down the rest of the party, especially Hero. Over the course of the game though, she gradually [[CharacterDevelopment develops]] into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and eventually after that loses the "jerk" part altogether.
* Rico in [[KillZone Killzone 2]] , He get's a teammate killed, and the at the end of the game he, in universe, ruined things FOREVER for all of his allies.It also falls into NiceJobBreakingItHero.
* Shie in {{Canvas 2}}. She's genuinely protective of Hagino, but seems not to realize what a horrible bitch she is.
* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' the fact that he's an utter asshole is probably one of Kratos' ''least bad'' qualities, but it bears pointing out. He throws a tantrum whenever things don't go his way, snarls and sneers his way through every conversation, and is self-centered, hypocritical, impatient, and petty. It's just that all this is combined with the power to wreck the world, so it seems much grander.
** Hermes counts too. The way he taunts you all the time about how slow you are makes the player really want to catch him and kill him. [[spoiler:You get to hack his legs off, because you wanted his shoes.]]
* ''{{Fahrenheit}}'' has Captain Jones in the chapter, "Captain Jones is Really Upset", where he berates Carla and Tyler for Lucas' escape.
* The ''{{Suikoden}}' series has Luc who is one of the most powerful wizards in the entire series to be a petty dick.
** In Suikoden2, his only Combo attack is with two warrior-types. They rush forward to attack the enemy... and he blasts them ''and'' the enemy with a massive air attack, damaging both of them. That's right: He's such a petty dick that it actually affects the game mechanics.
* At the beginning of the first {{Shivers}} game, the first thing you see is you being locked in a haunted museum by your friends. Never mind the fact that two kids went missing in there before and were never seen again, they just laugh and joke about it. Then they have the gall to go see a movie together while you fight for your life.
* Crypto, the VillainProtagonist of ''DestroyAllHumans''. Occasionally, a side mission is listed under "Ruin Lives". In said missions, you do things like wreck someone's car just to be a dick.
* ''VideoGame/{{inFamous}}'' has Dallas, a reporter who held Cole [=McGrath=] to be the prepetrator of causing the blast with the Ray Sphere. However, [[spoiler:he is forced by Kessler into being this]].
* Alex Mercer, the AntiHero[=/=]borderline VillainProtagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''. He threatens to leave a middle-aged scientist to be torn apart by zombies, at one point, just for not moving fast enough for his liking (and that guy's one of his very few ''allies''). Not everyone has [[LeParkour super parkour powers]], Alex! About the only person he doesn't act like a total dick towards is [[MoralityPet his younger sister]]. [[spoiler:It doesn't help that the ''real'' Alex was ''even worse'', and didn't give two shits about her]].
* Roy Earle in ''LANoire''. At first, he is willing to help Cole in the vice cases until [[spoiler:he sells him out by revealing his affair with Elsa to the media]].
* Shun and Soma, the two most prominent bad guys in ''EienNoAselia,'' are complete dicks to everyone. Shun is even a dick before he becomes a badguy. [[spoiler:The actual big bad and her dragon are [[CuteAndPsycho Cute Psycho]] and WorthyOpponent who are at least polite about trying to destroy the planet.]]
* Murase and Yaginuma in ''KaraNoShoujo.''
* ''VideoGame/TheOrionConspiracy'' has a security guy named Ward, who establishes himself as this at the beginning of the game. One of the captains says that he is the most racist, sexist, bigoted guy that the Company could hire for security. In fact, when Devlin asks Ward what he does on the space stations, Ward gives this as the answer...
-->Ward: [[spoiler: Listen, Irish, we got niggers, kikes, slant-eyes, spics and asians all cooped up within spittin' distance of each other. If it wasn't for me, we'd have all sorts of racial shit breakin' out.]]
** Also, at least one character refers to Ward as a redneck. The interesting (and ironic) part is when you find out that Ward's first name is [[spoiler: Malachi, a name used mostly in Ireland as an anglicization of two Gaelic names]].
* The entire cast of ComicJumper can be seen as this, with main character Captain Smiley being the mildest example, because while egotistical, self-centered, and petty, he at least has concern for innocent human life. Not so much the rest of the cast, particularly his chest emblem/sidekick Star.
* Waka in {{Okami}} comes off this way, given that he goes out of his way to come to blows with Amaterasu every time the player encounters him, and although he's not ThatOneBoss, his fights are tough for someone that the player shouldn't be fighting in the first place...
* In the snowboarding game ''Stoked'', fail a trick and hurt yourself going off a thirty foot drop and the instructor will mock, taunt and laugh at you. ''As you hurt yourself going off a thirty foot drop''.
* VideoGame/FearEffect. Arguably every single playable character.
** Arguably every playable character? Try Deke. In his profile for both games he's described as a "borderline psychopath". Hana and Glas get several PetTheDog moments, with Rain being a borderline {{Woobie}}.
* Pigma in the VideoGame/StarFox games, particularly ''Star Fox 64'', with lines like "Daddy screamed reeeal good before he DIED!"
* KingdomHearts gives us Xigbar, Xaldin and Larxene. Xigbar is by definition a {{Troll}}. Xaldin tormented Beast using psychological warfare. And Larxene? She is just plain unpleasant.
* Kalas from ''BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean'' starts out as one of these, big time. After he saves Xelha from the Saber Dragon, he loots the bodies of her friends and insults her for calling him out on it. When she's captured later, if you suggest rescuing her, Kalas will say she's [[BystanderSyndrome somebody else's problem]], and only free her when it becomes apparent he needs her help to open a door. Later, he mocks her for doing what she believes is right, and almost abandons her to the Empire. [[spoiler:Post-HeelFaceTurn, however, he becomes quite a bit more heroic]].
* Edgar Ross from ''RedDeadRedemption'' has spent most of his time annoying the hell of John.
* Mike Thorton from ''AlphaProtocol''. He's the protagonist, by the way. You *can* play Mike as a personable guy by calculatingly picking all your responses to tell everyone exactly what they want to hear so they'll like you... But the game treats it as Mike essentially manipulating people (which, to be fair, is what you ''are''). On the other hand, ''Alpha Protocol'' allows for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf3q_hVEnIA a simply staggering array of blunt rudeness, snarking, threats, and other quite genuine-sounding acts of verbal and physical asshattery]], and comments Mike makes when you're not directly in control suggests that being a DeadpanSnarker is his natural state of being. There is a reason [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yatzee]] described Mike as "the ponciest ponce that ever ponced past a poncing parlor".
** Other jerkasses in the game include Leland, Westridge and Marburg
* A few characters in KatawaShoujo
** [[spoiler:Shinichi Nomiya]] in Rin's route, who pushes Rin to work harder and put her art on display, even if she ends up missing classes, isolating herself and engaging in self-destructive behavior as a result. [[spoiler:When she runs away from the exhibit, he gives her a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech while shouting at her]].
** Shizune's father, Jigoro Hakamichi, from Shizune's route. He repeatedly insults Shizune's friends, her efforts on the student council and the youth of today, and responds to being contradicted with anything from a "Shut up" to threats of violence. It also turns out that [[spoiler:he has been trying to get Shizune to speak for twelve years, and believes that she is only unable to talk because she chooses not to do so.]]
** One nameless girl in Hanako's route comes out when Hisao is trying to bring schoolwork to Hanako in her room. If he asks her about Hanako, she will talk about her contemptuously before leaving, and if he decides not to, she will rudely walk off.
* President Takao Kuroi from ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' series. Used to be a colleague of your President Takagi until a falling out... then he spends his entire life trying to upstage Takagi in every way, either with sabotaging the 765 Pro idols or giving nasty rumors about the 765 Pro idols to his idols. He also speaks callously to anything 765 Pro, referring them as PitifulWorms. ''All to feel superior over Takagi''. He crosses the MoralEventHorizon big time in the anime version.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has Lautrec, a wandering knight who tends to murder those [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness who have outlived their usefulness]] to him. The Crestfallen Warrior and the Crestfallen Merchant have absolutely nothing nice to say about anyone or anything. The Darkwraith, Forest Hunter, Blade of the Darkmoon and Gravelord covenants are all about being {{JerkAss}}es to other players online by killing and griefing them.
* Altair, the PlayerCharacter of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', is such a pain-in-the-ass arrogant screw-up at the start of the game that his fellowship's leader ''stabs'' him in full view of the rest of the organization. When Altair awakens he has no weapons, little armor or health and has to earn them all back.
* Kinshiro Morooka, a.k.a. King Moron from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. From the first minute he shows up as your homeroom teacher, he shows himself to be a complete jerk who thinks that all teenagers are horny troublemakers and that you are nothing but trouble from the city -- and he places you on his "shit list" upon minutes of first meeting you. According to the other students, he won't think twice about suspending you if you get on his bad side. That said, the entire party, who hates his guts, agree that [[spoiler:the man really didn't deserve to die at Mitsuo's hands]].
* Monokuma, a.k.a. Monobear, from ''Dangan Ronpa''. And a murderous Jerkass at that, which you find out early enough that that's not a spoiler, it's the entire point of his character. Byakuya Togami, the Super High-School Level Heir, also counts, as does Touko Fukawa, the Super High-School Level Romance Novelist. [[spoiler: Leon]], the Super High-School Level [[spoiler: baseball player]], and [[spoiler: Celes]], the Super High-School Level [[spoiler: gambler]], are revealed to be this during trials where they're the culprits. [[spoiler: Mondo]], the Super High-School Level [[spoiler: gang leader]], is also a culprit but isn't ''quite'' nasty enough to fit this trope.
* In ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', the StandardizedLeader avatar character Allegretto is noted for this in a game where none of the other playable characters are really noted for this type of behavior. Examples include poking fun at his younger companion, Beat, and running off and sticking his fellow party members with a job to do while he fetches another party member, a cute girl. The game's PlayStation3 UpdatedRerelease goes a long way towards making him more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold by omitting at least one scene in which he displays some heavily jerkass behavior and heavily altering others or adding additional material to portray him in a more favorable light.
* Clutch from ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio Future''. He tells you that if you give him a set amount of Graffiti Souls, he'll tell you where Yoyo is being held at, but once you give him the graffiti souls, he steals them from you, so you have to go track him down just to make him speak.
* Jake from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' starts out as an arrogant jerkass, demanding truckloads of money for every enemy he kills along the way, as well as an obscene amount of money just for a vial of his blood (which can cure the C Virus). He even goes so far as to make Sherry Birkin call up her superiors and negotiate prices on his behalf. He even threatens Chris and Piers' squad when they meet, saying he's not a threat... ''unless someone pays him to be''. Chris holds his cool, but Piers doesn't take it too well.
** He quickly opens up to her though, once he realizes Sherry's not as incompetent as she looks, and that they need to work together to have any chance of surviving. Towards the end, he becomes a full-on [[{{JerkWithAHeartOfGold}} jerk with a heart of gold]] when he begins to see Sherry as a friend, and waives all his fees, asking a mere $50 for his services.
* Dave from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' definitely qualifies. The quest line in the town of Overlook has you following the orders of a woman named Karima, who has you do things like get them medicine for the invariably fatal disease they are all suffering from and help the citizens make a shield for their town. Dave, meanwhile, takes the time to insult her and make sexist jokes at her expense every step of the way, all while Karima seemingly takes it in stride. Then she has you [[spoiler: drop an artillery shell on his house with him still inside it. Which sends the house over a cliff. And if you've been down to the area at the bottom of that cliff, you'll know that it's infested with vicious, man-eating Threshers.]] BewareTheNiceOnes indeed.
** [[BigBad Handsome Jack]] is probably the biggest JerkAss in the game, however. It's one thing to be plain old evil. It's another to be evil in addition to being a flat-out ''asshole''.
* Sumire Kanzaki, the TeamPrimaDonna and RichBitch of Flower Division from SakuraWars. As the series progresses, she becomes more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but still is initially a jerk.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' gives us Gangrel, the king of Plegia. [[spoiler: When Emmeryn commits suicide to prevent Chrom from giving Gangrel the Shield of Seals for her safety, he laughs gleefully at that and at Chrom's saddness at this event (which is rather in poor taste)]]. He is in fact considered to be the biggest jerk in the game.
** There are also a couple of good guy characters are jerks as well, most notably Tharja, the Plegian Dark Mage who joins Chrom's army in Chapter 9, but is rather rude and dismissive towards anyone who isn't the Avatar character, and Severa, Cordellia's future daughter with a bad attitude and an InferioritySuperiorityComplex.
* The "Greatest Employee of All Time" from the museum segment of ''The Cave''. In one of the Time Traveler's cave paintings he was shown lapping up the adulation of his co-workers, the entry hall sported a ''huge'' photo of himself and every time the Time Traveler passed he'd issue taunts like "Me and the other Greatest Employees of All Time are going out for drinks at the Wizard's Lair after work. Oh wait, there ''are no'' other Greatest Employees of All Time!"
* Most of Chaos-aligned character in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series are this. It seems they don't care with others but themselves. However, as the game progresses, they become JerkWithAHeartOfGold, showing some respect to TheHero.
** Law isn't much better, as they adapt a "Believe in and worship God or we'll kick your sorry ass" approach.
** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', a lot of the residents of Tokyo are pretty rude and blunt compared to the much kinder folks from Mikado. For example, shopkeepers in Mikado will talk to you in a manner along the lines of "Hello, may I help you? Thank you, come again!", but the {{Yakuza}}-esque weapons dealers like to say things like "This is real, right?" (when you sell them items), "You still got business here?" (when you go through menus), and "Make sure you bring more Macca next time!" (when you leave).
* ''VideoGame/WaveRace Blue Storm''[='=]s hidden announcer, who constantly berates your skills, make sarcastic remarks, begs for the race to end, and doesn't give a crap if you actually win races.
--> [[HaveANiceDeath "You don't have an inferiority complex. You're just inferior."]]
* ''VideoGame/SimonTheSorcerer'': Simon himself. He wouldn't even ''be'' the hero of the series if it were up to him.
* Eric Sparrow of ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawkProSkater Tony Hawk Underground]]''. A whiny little creep who pretty much thinks he's God's gift to skating. Half of the shit you go through is because of his antics that he forces you into and the other half is trying to upstage you, going so far as to steal a tape you and he made of you jumping over an active helicopter. It's very cathartic when, in the AlternateEnding, [[spoiler:instead of racing for the tape, you just knock him out and take it back.]]