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->''"In 80s teen movies, if a character is sporting a letter jacket, it might as well be the letter swastika, because he is going to be committing crimes against humanity."''
-->-- '''''Website/{{Cracked}}.com''''' "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_18902_5-horrible-life-lessons-learned-from-teen-movies_p2.html 5 Horrible Life Lessons Learned from Teen Movies]]"

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In every school, there's a Jerk Jock. See that [[TheBigGuy tall]], hunky and vulgar {{blond|GuysAreEvil}} guy in the football letterman jacket [[TheBully picking on]] the {{nerd}} over there? What's his name, Troy, Lance, Clay, one of those? That's him.

The SpearCounterpart to the AlphaBitch, the Jerk Jock is the Chief Bully who dominates the school/college environment through physical violence and threats of brutal retaliation. A [[{{Jerkass}} boorish, obnoxious, spiteful asshole]] with an [[EntitledBastard out-of-control sense of entitlement]], he spends his time beating people up, getting drunk and destroying property; and in darker works, he may also be an incorrigible rapist. Just as the Alpha Bitch has a GirlPosse, the Jerk Jock has the Cool Crowd, a crowd of hangers-on who bow to his every whim and help him victimize whomever he decides to pick on. And he inevitably decides that Our Heroes are his favorite targets. His rare literal DistaffCounterpart (known as the Jock ''Bitch'') exists mostly as a curiosity, mostly because it would take an unusually tall girl to play the part (''at least'' six feet or taller).

Like the Alpha Bitch, despite his largely repellent personality the Jerk Jock is surprisingly popular, [[AdultsAreUseless especially with the school's staff and most adults]], and [[KarmaHoudini can get away with most anything]]. Chances are he's the only child of a wealthy family and usually has his parents wrapped around his finger. If he has siblings, one of them is usually a NiceGuy or a NiceGirl with whom he doesn't get along. Often the son of some important CorruptPolitician [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections who will cover up for him everytime]]. But even then, most Jerk Jocks know [[EvenEvilHasStandards there are certain lines not to cross if they don't want to get disowned]]. Needless to say, all of the above often lands him a ZeroPercentApprovalRating, but that's not something he cares about. Often in open conflict with the LovableJock or with the BigManOnCampus, who are usually too influential or physically strong for him to bully, especially if neither of them is willing to condone his behaviour.

However, where the Alpha Bitch uses her wiles and sex-appeal to get what she wants, the Jerk Jock usually [[DumbMuscle isn't very smart]] and is more likely to fall back on fear of violent reprisal instead. Usually, violence is not an option to deal with him, unless TheHero or somebody on their side is indeed [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter physically stronger than him]]. Other than that, manipulating him to his doom often proves to be the more effective way to deal with him, since he's seldom bright enough to see through intrigues and the fear of public humiliation, loss of status or his parents discovering his ways is often sufficient to keep him at bay.

Unlike the AlphaBitch who almost always gets what's coming to her, the Jerk Jock is a frequent KarmaHoudini in fiction. But if the heroes try to get revenge on him by alternative means, this will often result in an {{Anvilicious}} FamilyUnfriendlyAesop about "not stooping to his level". If the hero does manage to take revenge, it will be glorious and extravagant to such a brutal degree that one wonders if [[WriterOnBoard the writers are working through issues from their own childhood]]. In other cases, when Karma eventually comes for him, we'll see the Jerk Jock all grown-up, probably either a JadedWashout, dreaming about his glory days, or a failed corporate thug who ended up in jail.

In shows focusing entirely on school life, he'll be a primary antagonist; however, if the school environment is merely a setting and not the key focus he's more likely to be just a recurring nuisance for the characters to deal with, or a VillainOfTheWeek. In shows dealing with the fantastic, he can often be found MuggingTheMonster, or portrayed as stupid enough to [[BullyingADragon bully someone even if he knows that they have powers that could reduce him to a smear on the wall]].

Whilst it's not as common to get a sympathetic side to the Jerk Jock as with the Alpha Bitch, you'll sometimes get a softer version who isn't evil so much as an arrogant, self-absorbed JerkWithAHeartOfGold who doesn't really know any better. This version is much more likely to end up [[PetTheDog petting the dog]], and may reveal his sensitive side in an EnemyMine. He may also mend his ways and [[HeelFaceTurn join the hero's side]]. And even while still a villain, the Jerk Jock can garner sympathy if he's given a FreudianExcuse (with having a WellDoneSonGuy as a father or an outright abusive family being the most common).

In some cases, the Jerk Jock could even be seen as a subtle [[WriterOnBoard author expression]] of white guilt, and/or anti-Americanism. This is because examples of this trope are almost exclusively white and either American, British, or German, (even in multicultural environments) and usually also exemplify the worst forms of behaviour stereotypically associated with white colonialism, even if it is only towards members of the Jerk Jock's own ethnic group.

See SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp and KidsAreCruel. Compare to, and sometimes may even overlap with, BigManOnCampus, who usually matches the Jerk Jock in popularity, but is less of an antagonistic force. Also compare DumbJock. Little relation to ViolentGlaswegian. Very likely to be a BarbaricBully.

Contrast with LovableJock, which is often deliberately done to show that not all jocks are like this.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the ''MarmaladeBoy'' anime, Michael Grant's older brother Brian is a basketball genius who started out as a Jerk Jock with an horrible temper, a StalkerWithACrush-level love for Jinny Golding and a big competitive streak. When Yuu beats him at his game, though, he admits his defeat and becomes Yuu's friend.
* Subverted in ''Manga/SlamDunk''. At the beginning, Takenori Akagi is a bit of a jerk jock, but this stems more out of his own stoic tendencies [[spoiler: augmented by his backstory as a player with mere potential who practically ''taught himself to play'' but lacked support, except from Kogure and Anzai and later his underclassmen]] than real jockiness. Once Sakuragi fully joins, Akagi is shown more as the TeamDad and BigBrotherMentor.
* Agon from ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' isn't just a jerk, he's a borderline ''sociopath''. He's also extremely selfish, egotistical, yet brilliant and he finds the concept of hard work itself utterly baffling; for him, getting into the NFL would be a nightmare, because, as he says, then it would be ''work''. It doesn't help that he has incredible talent for anything he does.
** Clifford from the American Youth Cup team plays this trope a little closer to its roots, if not to the level that Agon does. He's certainly arrogant enough, and constantly downplays the talent of his teammates in favor of aggrandizing his own ability and accomplishments.
** Donald Oberman, meanwhile, takes the "rich dad who bails him out" part to new heights; His father is the ''president of the United States.''
** Inverted with the Ha-Ha brothers, who stopped being bullies when they redirected their aggression into football.
** The Yuuhi Guts aren't a very good team, but their school excels in every other sport. Hoping to raise their chances of winning, the school's principal substitutes players from the successful sports teams for the regular football team. The substitute players are depicted as nasty bad guys in the anime; in the manga they're just regular guys, if selfish because they're only playing for extra credit.
* Sasabe from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. Keigo Atobe and the Rikkaidai players seem at first to be like this too, but thankfully they get some more CharacterDevelopment.
* More or less averted in ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'', surprisingly. The closest would be the Shuutetsu players before they lost to the Nankatsu, and Hyuga before his CharacterDevelopment.
* Jun Manjoume, TheHero's main [[TheRival rival]] on ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', was shaping up to be this, or at least a Japanese Draco Malfoy, in the first half of the first season; fortunately, a JourneyToFindOneself and CharacterDevelopment intervened.
** In the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' Bandit Keith, Weevil Underwood, Rex Raptor, and Seto Kaiba are what happens when this character type decides to play card games instead of rule the school.
* Will from {{Heroman}}, makes sense since he's an {{Expy}} of Flash Thompson from ''Comicbook/SpiderMan''.
* Hanagaza Mamoru from ''Anime/HellGirl''. To the point of sabotaging his own baseball team to "save his abilities" for the major leagues. Oh and also [[spoiler: to the point of killing one of his fellow classmates, and inculpating his friend]]. Succeeded in both [[spoiler: barring the fact that he was sent to hell for it]].
* In ''Manga/ArataKangatari'', Masato Kadowaki is a fellow member of Hinohara's track team who becomes a Jerk Jock toward Hinohara after he lets them tie in a track meet, which Kadowaki calls him out on. He proceeds to ruthlessly bully Hinohara short afterward.
* Pretty much in all manhwas by Hwang Ri Mi, this type of character type occurs.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Eugene "Flash" Thompson, one of ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'''s foils. He bullies Peter Parker constantly, but is a big fan of Spider-Man, not knowing they're the same person. In a subversion, the comics have him and Peter actually becoming friends after they graduate from high school. How's that possible? He isn't without his bad sides; When he was framed for being the Hobgoblin, everybody believed it immediately.
** At least until a car accident gave him amnesia all the way back to college, erasing the past 10-20 years or so from him memory (ComicBookTime).
** In the ''[[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate]]'' universe, Peter does try to defend himself from Flash after he gets his powers. He winds up accidentally breaking Flash's hand, and the jerk's parents sue Aunt May and Uncle Ben for the medical costs.
*** In the Ultimate universe, much of the character development Flash would later go through in the regular continuity is instead given to Kong, one of his friends and a fellow Jerk Jock who also picked on Peter Parker... until he, a fan of Spider-Man, came to the (independently-reached) realization that Peter and Spider-Man were one and the same. Over the course of the series, he eventually mended bridges with Peter and became friendly with him, and seemed to break with Flash entirely.
*** A major theme in the Ultimate Spider-Man title is that bad people [[VillainWithGoodPublicity often aren't seen as bad by society itself]] and that lets them step on people to get what they want. After Gwen Stacy dies, when Kong tries to claim that Flash isn't that bad of a person, Peter gives a long TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about why Flash is ultimately the high school equivalent of this. His position on the football team lets him get away with bullying and be rewarded for acting like a jerk to people who 'don't matter' in his eyes, and he when he grows up he'll continue to behave this way thanks to being coddled and indulged. As mentioned, Flash in this series is much more of a dick and his PetTheDog moments are extremely rare.
** In ''ComicBook/SpiderManLovesMaryJane'', Flash is one of M.J.'s best friends. In that series, he's depicted in a more sympathetic light, as he's also frequently belittled and demeaned by his AlphaBitch-ish girlfriend Liz and nurses a crush on MJ herself. Whilst the other members of the football team are also Jerk Jocks to an extent, and some even ''bigger'' ones than Flash (at one point even planning to ruin a drama club performance that MJ was starring in because it happened to be scheduled at the same time as one of their games, until Flash persuaded them not too), MJ and his other best friends are quick to call Flash out on his being a jerk, especially to Peter.
** Flash's evolution may have come with his military service after he graduated from high school. When he comes back to the U.S. after his tour of duty is over, he's a lot more circumspect and mature than the arrogant prick he was at the start of the series. This is partly represented by his sincere and heart-felt apology to Peter for all the crap that he put him through during high school.
** A surprising version of his development takes place in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' in which Peter's aunt has had a heart attack. Some of the kids at school express their sympathies to Peter (who at the time is being manipulated by the black suit). Peter tells them that their sympathy won't pay the medical bills and that they can go to hell. Flash later calls him out on this, since some of those people were ''his'' friends. Still, even though beating Flash up would be somewhat justified (grief over his aunt, plus long history of being bullied should be enough to make anyone snap), this comment allows to Peter to wise up and get rid of the black suit. He later goes to thank Flash who in return, is quite polite (well, for Flash anyway).
*** Flash in this series all round is a little more three dimensional. A notable example is when the class receives their test results. Liz, his girlfriend, receives a D and he can see she is visibly upset by it. He then sees the teacher praising Peter on getting yet another A and decides to get even by throwing a football at him. Not exactly justified, but you can actually see it from his point of view.
*** Another example is in the second season when Harry returns from his rehab and lets it slip that the reason he left was to recover from his addiction and not a vacation. Flash is, not surprisingly, pissed that Harry was juiced during his time on the team, because that would mean they'd lose the football championship he busted his leg for. Later in the episode the trophy is taken away and the coach informs them they have to wait for the investigation. Everyone assumes Harry was the one who came clean, only for Flash to step up and admit he was the one who told the coach, saying there was no point in having it if they didn't win it fair.
*** Lately he doesn't get an even break for the character development he'd gone through before, and the Raimi movies made him downright irredeemable (although he does only appear for about ten minutes early in the first movie, when he's still in his 'bullying dick' phase, which doesn't help). Post-high school he'd become a BoisterousBruiser, competitive but not a bad guy, a friend to Peter and loyal to his friends, putting his life at risk for both Spider-Man and Peter Parker. It's curious how the image of him as Jerk Jock still sticks seeing as how he's only fit the trope less than 15% of his total appearances.
*** Like with most characters, his appearance in Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan injects some realism and three-dimensional traits. Sure, he starts off as an ass, with no qualms about beating Humiliating Peter and beating him up, but this subsides around the time Peter starts showing off his new powers. When Uncle Ben dies, he gives his sincere condolences to Peter. By the end of the film, their relationship has at the very least become fairly congenial, and they can hold a fairly pleasant conversation.
*** More lately, he became an EnsembleDarkHorse and gets to be the ''4th'' Venom, and he's touted as a through and through ''superhero'', in spite of his jock past and the symbiote's usual villain status, meaning that he manages to make CharacterDevelopment stick.
** Tiny, one of Flash's pals, is like this in ''Comicbook/UntoldTalesOfSpiderMan'', but both the reader ''and'' Peter discover why he's such a jerk: He's under constant pressure from his abusive father to keep his grades up for football but genuinely lacks the intelligence, so he takes it out on Pete because school seems so easy for him.
* Steve Lombard, in the ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' comics, is sort of a grown-up one of these. He's the sports writer for the Daily Planet, and enjoys picking on clumsy, bespectacled reporter Clark Kent.
** Though Steve has had his fair share of PetTheDog moments, like in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' where [[spoiler: after Clark collapses, handing in his final story before his death, Steve is the first to call for medics and check for a pulse.]]
* Lance from the comic book ''The Invincible Ed'' is a rare case of a Jerk Jock who actually has [[GeniusBruiser brains]] -- which makes him scarier.
* Sort of applies to Roark Junior/Yellow Bastard from the ''SinCity'' story "That Yellow Bastard," who, while not particularly athletic, certainly believed he had the right to rape anybody he felt like, and was protected by his U.S. Senator daddy. "I can do whatever I want, whenever I want, however I want it!" A particularly messy death really was the only way to deal with him, as getting [[GroinAttack shot in the groin]] by the AntiHero didn't make him change his ways one iota.
* In the SilverAge ComicBook/{{Superboy}} comics, Clark had to put up with Smallville High's resident top jock (and jerk) Bash Bashford. Somewhat ironically, post-crisis continuity has Clark as a star athlete throughout high school instead.
* ''The Intimates'' inverts this: The Duke, a big kid with a costume modeled after a football player's uniform, is soft-spoken, awkward, and nervous. Scrawny HollywoodNerd Punchy, meanwhile, is an egocentric alpha male, always insulting Duke and bossing him around.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* The ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' based SeventyTwoHours has the wrestling club, all of whom except one are horrifically brutal sadists who take great pleasure from torturing and murdering their way through the Program. As flashbacks prove, their head, Joel, has been leading them in such crimes as armed robbery before the Program as well. [[TeensAreMonsters They're all 17.]]
* Theres a HighSchoolAU Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses fanfic that features a group of homophobic jocks who are all promptly [[spoiler:Murderd]] by {{Phelous}} and WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Sack Lodge from ''Film/WeddingCrashers''.
* As discussed in the comic book section, Flash Thompson also makes an appearance in the first {{Spiderman}} film.
* Brilliantly parodied by Austin, the cocky blonde guy in ''NotAnotherTeenMovie''.
* Lance from SuperheroMovie is an interesting case for this. He is essentially an {{Expy}} of [[SpiderMan Flash Thompson]], and so he constantly wants to beat Rick up. However throughout the course of the movie Rick [[ButtMonkey kept accidentally hitting Lance with things]], which may partially explain why Lance always has an axe to grind with him.
* This is essentially every William Zabka role in an 80s movie, from ''Film/TheKarateKid'' to ''BackToSchool''.
* Gaston from Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' is a non-school example of this.
* Trent comes off as a Jerk Jock in his brief appearance in ''Film/{{Transformers}}''.
* Jim in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''. Meets a not-undeserved violent end, but partly because the hero is TheGrotesque, it leads only to a BittersweetEnding.
* Biff Tannen, as well as [[InTheBlood his whole family line]] from the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy.
** Old Biff, at least, after dealing with his identical grandson for years, realizing how moronic and foolish being a Jerk Jock makes you look, and doesn't particularly like his past self because of it. However, he decides the wisdom of age pales in comparison to his desire to be filthy rich, and he ends up creating a BadFuture, where Jerk Jock Biff has gotten everything he's ever wanted and is thus even more of a jerk.
* Sam from ''Kidulthood'' is a perfect example.
* Ryan in ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks: The Squeakquel'' verbally threatens Alvin, gives Simon a swirly and subsequently drops him into the toilet, and pokes fun at Theodore's girth (which is naturally a BerserkButton for Alvin and Simon). His sidekick would too, if he weren't . . . well, the side-kick.
* Andy Clark from ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' acts like this, but he turns out to be a deconstruction. He only participates in the stereotypical behavior of beating up a nerd because he's pressured by his father. In the Saturday detention, it's made clear that he feels genuinely guilty over it.
* Ram and Kurt from ''Film/{{Heathers}}''. Despite that, it's later revealed that their families loved them a lot.
* Slightly subverted, ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'' have a entire frat full of jerk jocks, but nerds eventually had their revenge. They got revenge again in second movie...
* Brad Bramish in ''Film/{{Brick}}'', though the gumshoe exposes him as a sap.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsMovieIIANewGeneration'', it's taunting from the self-proclaimed Camp Champ that leads Christy to turn to TheDarkSide.
* Troy in ''Film/TheGoonies''. He inherited his JerkAss genes from his father. "Come on, Walsh. We don't have all day. There's 50 more houses to tear down after yours."
* Nikki from ''Main/OddGirlOut'' is a rare female example. And boy is she evil!
* The entire football team in ''Film/TheRageCarrie2'', which rates girls according to their hotness and then scores points with each other by sleeping with them. Sadly, this was [[TruthInTelevision based on something that actually happened]] (see below).
** Tommy in [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} the original film]] was a subversion; he was a nice boy who genuinely cared for Carrie, and was visibly pissed off when she fell victim to Chris' prom-night prank. The book subverted it further by showing that he was a straight-A student and an amateur writer, who wanted to get a college degree before pursuing a career in professional baseball. The remake (and to some extent the original film), while keeping his niceness, turned him into a BrainlessBeauty for little discernible reason.
* The majority of Creator/BenAffleck's career.
* Bo from ''[[Film/{{Cursed 2005}} Cursed]]'' qualifies. He's the captain of the wrestling team, who constantly goes out of the way to harass the nerdy protagonist, Jessie. It is revealed later that [[spoiler: he's actually gay and likes Jessie, he just was overcompensating by acting macho so that no one else would find out.]]
* ''Can't Hardly Wait'', a teenage flick from late 90's has Mike Dexter. It makes sense considering the movie is supposed to be a tribute to 80's teenage movies.
* JohnCusack vehicle ''Film/BetterOffDead'' has the captain of the high school ski squad (the only one to survive the dreaded K-12), who steals Cusack's girl, denies him a spot on the squad despite a qualifying try-out, is rude to the foreign French student that's crushing on Cusack...
** His name? [[MeaningfulName Roy Stalin]], best Jerk Jock name ''ever''.
** Speaking of 80's movies starring John Cusack and Curtis Armstrong and directed by Savage Steve Holland, theres Ted Beckersted from OneCrazySummer.
* Garth from ''AlphaAndOmega'' is the wolf version of this, especially to another wolf named Humphrey.
* Surprisingly averted in ''MysteryTeam''. Although the football team has potential for this, they never come off as jerks and just want Charlie to leave them alone.
* Inverted in ''{{Grease}}'', where the jocks are the 'nice but dumb' guys.
* The Jerk Jock who torments the protagonist [[spoiler:who is really the Antichrist]] in the ''Carrie/Omen'' mashup ''Fear No Evil'' gets punished later in the movie when [[ManIFeelLikeAWoman he is given female breasts]], referencing earlier in the movie a comment that smoking weed would make a person grow breasts. He becomes horrified to the point where he stabs himself, most likely to prevent his tormentor from taking it into rape territory.
* Chris's boyfriend Chet from DeadPoetsSociety. This is naturally a bit of an obstacle for Knox when he falls for Chris.
* Lancelot in ''{{Shrek}}'' ''the Third''.
* Ian, Manliest of Mule Deer Stags in ''OpenSeason'' is one, although he's not the BigBad and generally helps everybody out.
* [[PreppyName Bradley Uppercrust III]] from ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'' who decided to offer Max to be on his extreme sports team while passive-aggressively insulting {{Acrofatic}} PJ and BunnyEarsLawyer Bobby for vague and likely shallow reasons. Cue the TrueCompanions making him into their PrivilegedRival. Then later he drafts Max's own father, Goofy, to the team, and is later revealed to be a dirty cheater. [[spoiler: By the end of the movie he has attempted to severely injure or kill no fewer than two people in the name of winning in addition to callously leaving his own right-hand man to die.]]
* ''IAmNumberFour'': Mark James, the local JerkSue who gets away with assault, kidnapping, breaking into people's lockers and planting paint bombs in them, stalking his ex, has the NERVE to tell her that she's the problem, and gets away scott free from everything because the plot says so.
* The main characters of ''Film/WatchIt'' are grown-up versions of this trope, particularly Michael and Rick (Danny is more of a LovableRogue), though Rick eventually gets better.
* ''Film/{{Thunderstruck}}'' features first Conner as the Jerk Jock, then the protagonist (although largely in terms of letting the fame go to his head and forgetting his former friends).
* Scowler from ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs: The Movie''. He often picks on his younger brother Patchi because of their size differences. But when he gets older and becomes the leader of the herd, he gets worse.
* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Havok seems to be this to Beast.
* In ''Film/TheBrassTeapot'' Arnie the Landlord is this, to an almost absurd degree. Hes an absolute asshole every second hes on screen and he even fits to physical description of this trope to a t: tall, muscular, vulgar, blond and almost never seen without his football letterman jacket
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Cormac [=McLaggen=], a talented but obnoxious and self-satisfied quidditch player. Some of the Slytherin players like Marcus Flint fit the trope.
** Draco Malfoy hovers between this and a male AlphaBitch.
** Harry is [[BrokenPedestal horrified to discover]] that James Potter was also one of these in his youth.
** Averted with Cedric Diggory who is a pretty decent and friendly guy.
** Dudley Dursley becomes a boxer around book five, and goes from beating up Harry to beating up any unlucky kid who looks at him funny. [[spoiler: He grows out of it later, though.]]
* Bonzo Madrid in ''EndersGame''.
* Tom Buchanan from ''TheGreatGatsby'' used to be one.
* Ace and his gang of thugs in Stephen King's "The Body". This guy goes beyond the realms of being an asshole to utter sadism. After Gordon scares off Ace and his gang with a pistol, he gets back at him by breaking his nose and fingers and kicking him in the testicles (they were actually on the verge of harming him more seriously when they are run off by Gordon's neighbor). They then attack his friends Chris, Teddy, and Vern by breaking Chris's arm and "leaving his face looking like a Canadian sunrise" and giving less severe beatings to the other two. It's very satisfying when adult Gordon, whose friends have not surived beyond young adult hood, finds Ace a fat, empty shell of a man who doesn't even recognize his former punching bag.
* ''Literature/VampireKisses'': Trevor Mitchell. He's bullied Raven ever since kindergarden though he flirts with her from time to time. It's hinted on various occasions that he has a crush on her and is incapable of expressing his feelings.
* In one ''Animorphs'' book, Marco ended up on the wrong side of an argument with two Jerk Jocks - Drake, who was a big deal on the swim team, and Woo, who wasn't. Drake was actually the lesser of the two jerks, and [[EvenEvilHasStandards drew the line at making fun of Marco's deceased mother]]. Woo, however, didn't. Marco was in the pool about to test his shark morph, and he'd just grown shark teeth. Jake showed up just in time to very likely save Woo from getting his throat ripped out.
* Related to the Literature/HarryPotter example, British "school stories" tend toward having aristocratic bullies who are a proto-version of this tropes. Before being used in his own series, {{Flashman}} was one of these in ''Tom Brown's Schooldays'', and he fits the jock part too, being good at cricket and other sports.
* As revealed in Discworld/NightWatch, Lord Downey, the head of the Assassin's Guild in Literature/{{Discworld}}, was one of these in his youth, and his nerdy punching bag was the young [[MagnificentBastard Lord Vetinari]].
** Not particularly ''successfully'', however. One can only imagine [[OhCrap Downey's reaction]] when Vetinari became Patrician.
** Although in fact, the reason he's ''Lord'' Downey is because Vetinari ennobled him, so unless there's an extremely subtle and unnecessarily complicated revenge coming, Vetinari probably wasn't that bothered. (Other than elevating him; Downey seems intelligent enough to worry about the second shoe dropping...but not smart enough to realize that may be the point, so long as he's not bad for the city.)
* Both played straight and subverted in ''Artichoke's Heart''. The LoveInterest Kyle despite being a jock is one of the nicest, most sweetest guys there was. A few other jocks at the school on the other hand ... not so much.
* The ''Literature/{{Molesworth}}'' series provides a very British example in the form of "grabber m.a. head of skool captain of everything and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking winner of the mrs joyful prize for raffia work]]", who owes his multiple positions and ability to lord it over everyone to the fact that st custards is virtually bankrupt and his family is filthy rich.
* ''Film/TheWave'' contains something of a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion. The football team's egotistical players are all so obsessed with making themselves look good and competing with each other for glory that they barely function as a team, and have suffered several losing seasons.
* Chris Crutcher often plays with this in his books. He usually has several straight examples of the Jerk Jock, but his protagonists are often jocks who are good people, and the extra characters who are jocks can be either. [[AuthorFilibuster But he has stated]] [[AuthorTract in several books]] that (especially in small towns) the jock subculture in schools creates, supports, and admires Jerk Jocks.
* George Hellebore and Tony Fitzpaine in the YoungBond novels. Having said that, however, George [[CharacterDevelopment gets better]] when he reveals that his father, an abusive SocialDarwinist, is almost completely insane. His aggression is a direct result of the weird stamina-enhancing pills his father gives him, and when the lad stops taking them, his disposition improves.
* Brett Snow in ''Literature/TheTruthOfRockAndRoll''.
* Russell Quitman from ''Literature/WhereThingsComeBack'', though he may be a little more pitiable after he becomes paralyzed in a car accident.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''TheBradyBunch'': The Season 5 episode "Quarterback Sneak," primarily in the subplot where Carol is visited by her high school boyfriend Tank Gates (Denny Miller), a former lineman who boasts about his abilities as the greatest player in Westdale High history. Could also be applied to Jerry Rogers in the main plot -- a cheating quarterback who maneuvers his way into Marcia's heart ... just so he can get a look at Greg's playbook; he acts like a complete jerk to Greg when he tries to tell him he got the wrong playbook.
* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration''
** Dean is a soulless monster who exists only to drink, smash, and rape.
** The Shep from Season 8, who was the school's ''principal''. He discriminated against the "weirdos" of the school and favored the football team more than anything. He even called Clare a "little bitch" after she stuck up for Connor when the Shep planned on expelling him. Derek pushed Jane down and kicked her for being on the football team with him. Shep didn't care.
** Owen in Season 10. His main hobbies include playing football and being a bigoted, homophobic jerk towards openly gay Zane and Riley, whose homosexuality was already rumored among the football players by that point. At one point, he writes a homophobic slur across a school bus outside the school just to provoke Riley.
*** Much less so recently though, as he's been shown to genuinely love his gay brother.
** Drew, from when he was first introduced in season 10. He gets better, however.
** In season 12 Dallas seems pretty nice to other jocks and on his own, but joins in with the rest of the hockey team in homophobic heckling and pressures Campbell to do the same.
* Brody Mitchum from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' is a jock and serial rapist who targets Claire and, if only temporarily, ''kills'' her. He gets extravagantly punished: Claire crashes his car with him aboard, she survives thanks to her [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Healing Factor]], he is confined to a wheelchair, and later he has his entire memory erased (at the order of her Father).
* Logan in his early appearances on ''VeronicaMars''.
** ''VeronicaMars'' notably averts this in one episode where a girl cheats on her football playing boyfriend with an artist. The "star athlete" turns out to be genuinely decent and caring, the artist... not so much.
** Also averted by Wallace, the star basketball player who is, with the possible exception of Meg (AlphaBitch aversion cheerleader popular girl who is the nicest person around), the best person in the entire series.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer:''
** "Go Fish" has a Jerk Jock swim team who take steroid abuse to a new level.
** "Reptile Boy" has a Jerk Jock fraternity, which turns out to be a front for a demon-worshipping conspiracy.
** Larry, until he came to terms with who he was, and Percy, until Vampire Willow kicked his ass some.
** "Him." Xander says that he was a bully in school. Now that high school is behind them, he is a pudgy pizza delivery guy.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}''''s Prince Arthur starts out this way, but [[CharacterDevelopment changes]] through association with Merlin... or maybe Merlin just [[HiddenDepths gets to know him better]].
* At least one of the murder victims in ''Series/ColdCase'' was like this. That one [[spoiler: raped ''four'' girls, [[KarmaHoudini got away with it]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney thanks to his family's wealth]], was cornered by his four victims who wanted {{revenge}}... and ended up shot to death by one of the girls's pre-teen younger brother.]]
* Ian and Paul Branaugh in ''YoungDracula'' are a comparitively mild pair of Jerk Jocks.
* Shane in the mystery/slasher series ''HarpersIsland''.
* Al Bundy was implied to be one of these on ''MarriedWithChildren''. This example stands out because the Jerk Jock is actually the protagonist.
** Al is also something of a deconstruction of this trope, showing what happens to a lot of jocks once they're no longer on the gravy train.
* ''{{Glee}}'' has a whole squad of these.
** It's averted, inverted, or subverted as often as it is played straight, though. Quarterback Finn is one of the kindest, sweetest people in the show and seems to feel that the rest of the team is redeemable if he sets the right example. Puck fits the Jerk Jock archetype best out of the main cast, but he's not privileged, is quite intelligent even though he often states that school is for suckers, and later in the season struggles quite a bit with the consequences of his womanizing in the first few episodes. More recently he has been less of a jerk as well. The show also has Mike and Matt, who despite having ThoseTwoGuys status, they actually seem like nice guys and all four of them have been bullied by the other Jerk Jock types due to being in glee club. Played straight by Karofsky and Azimo, who often target Kurt for his sexuality. It is later revealed that Karofsky is actually gay himself, and specifically targets Kurt, the only openly gay kid in school, because of his confusion on his own sexuality.
** This has been subverted again, much more interestingly, in the second season, with Puck moving further away from the Jerk Jock through his experiences in juvie and his relationship with Lauren, while Finn has moved much closer to being one (or shown his true colours more plainly) through his treatment of Rachel, Kurt (particularly early in the season) and Quinn, and the way his self-centred thoughtlessness destroyed the team's chances at Nationals.
** In season 3, Finn has mellowed out, Puck is becoming a responsible student and father, and Karofsky transferred schools and has started coming to terms with his homosexuality. The only remaining Jerk Jock is the hockey captain, a minor background character.
* ''{{Smallville}}'' has it in the beginning with Whitney, the star quarterback who's dating Lana Lang. He eventually reforms but the first episode has him crucifying (no, really) Clark.
* Luke was this early on in ''Series/TheOC'', the captain of the water polo team who was dating Marissa and who was always picking fights with Ryan.
* ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' deals with this in one episode, where a group of bullies takes it too far and humiliates a kid in front of his crush and posts it on the Internet, causing the kid to snap and bring a gun to school intending to make them pay. [[spoiler: However, the kid had no intention of actually killing the bullies. He only wanted them to feel the embarrassment he had felt.]]
* Averted with Harvey in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. He's a genuinely sweet, if a little [[TheDitz ditzy]] guy. [[WrongGenreSavvy Cheerleader]] AlphaBitch wants to be [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders his girlfriend]], but he doesn't show much interest in her.
* Mike from ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion Comparative Religion]].
** That said, Troy Barnes exists to avert this trope. Sure, he might be a little insensative sometimes, but he's probably the sweetest person on the show, and is TheHeart of the group. Case in point? He's more turned on by girls in pajamas than lingerie because he just wants to know they're comfortable.
* Sunny Capaduca of ''Series/FifteenLove'' is a wierd example, being a young female example. She's got the ego, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]], and free ride parts down though.
* Shun Daimonji from ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''. However, it's eventually revealed he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and he changes his ways. In fact, when he sees another Jerk Jock, he even comments on how he used to be that way and steps in to help the victim.
* Averted with Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcombe from ''Series/{{Chuck}}''. Devon is a jock and main character Chuck is a nerd, creating the perfect conditions for this trope to appear. However, Devon is a good friend to Chuck, a good boyfriend/husband to Chuck's sister Ellie, and an excellent doctor.
* Given a twist in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''. Dennis believed himself to have been this in high school, thinking he was the most important person in the school and everyone else was his "Minions". Although Dennis has the arrogant, idiotic bully aspects of this trope down perfectly, he later learns that he was not even at all popular in high school and everyone thought he was a smug jerk with a high opinion of himself (Which he absolutely is). Unsurprisingly, Dennis does not take this revelation well.
* Jackson on ''Series/TeenWolf''. Having wealthy parents [[SpoiledBrat does not help]].
* In the ''NUMB3RS'' episode "Dark Matter", the jocks who [[spoiler: rape Karen]] are this.
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* FunkyWinkerbean: In the classic era (pre-1992), Bull Bushka was this in spades, especially to his main target, Les Moore. Late in their high school years, they became friends. Bull has since mellowed he would reveal years later he was abused as a child and although he is still Bull in many ways he is one of Les' closest friends.
** Conversely, several one-time and bit characters fit the trope fully, including Matt Moore, the star quarterback who when dating an unpopular girl named Susan Smith abused her; and a star running back whom Bull kicked off the team (ironically, for bullying when the bully's actions are recorded on one of victim's friend's iPhones).
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* The original Jerk Jocks of professional wrestling were the Varsity Club of NWA fame, originally featuring former collegiate amateur wrestlers Rick Steiner, Wrestling/MikeRotunda, Wrestling/DrDeathSteveWilliams, and Wrestling/KevinSullivan who wore their letterman jackets to the ring and bragged about how much better their amateur background made them in comparison to other wrestlers. They later reformed the group in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1999 to... decidedly less success. Rotunda, Steiner and Sullivan were all years past their prime at that point, and the stable wasn't utilized well or often. It did, however, feature Leia Meow bouncing on a trampoline and doing calisthenics.
* Curently in Wrestling/{{WWE}} the best example of the trope is [[Wrestling/JackSwagger "The All-American American" Jack Swagger]], another former amateur wrestler (who, as his nickname implies, was an All-American wrestler in his college years) who is the embodiment of what happens when the Jerk Jock graduates from school and doesn't change even the slightest bit.
* The Spirit Squad (a ridiculed heel faction from back in 2006) are an interesting case. They're heavily muscled, gung-ho, and prone to picking on people who don't measure up to their standards. But....they're cheerleaders. Yes, with pom-poms and a megaphone and cheesy rhyming chants. If they were girls, they'd serve as a GirlPosse. As it is, they reside in an uncomfortable frontier between the above trope and SissyVillain. (If they were faces, they'd probably be an example of RealMenWearPink.)
* Then there was Christopher Nowinski, ([[{{Kayfabe}} supposedly]]) the first WWE Superstar to graduate from Harvard University. He played his character more as [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant an upper-crust snob]] than a Jerk Jock ''per se'', but he did wear his old letterman jacket and thus fit into this trope. (He did [[http://nowinski.squarespace.com/chrisnowinskibio/ legitimately attend Harvard]], where he played football. But there have been a lot of guys to pass through Caption/WWWF/WWE through the years)
* Wrestling/TheMiz's protege Alex Riley. The fact that he wears a letterman jacket-like vest with "Varsity Villain" on the back really says all you need to know.
* Wrestling/KurtAngle can be one of these when he's playing a heel, playing up his amateur wrestling skills and Olympic gold medal wins.
* For a short time (less than 2 months), WCW repackaged Ray Lloyd, best known for playing Wrestling/{{Glacier}}, as the character Coach Buzz Stern, and gave him a "protege" named Luther Biggs. Even though Lloyd looked and sounded the part, having coached football in real life, the gimmick was received by fans with utter indifference and got canned quickly.
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* Young Biff in ''DeathOfASalesman''.
* Brett in ''Theatre/{{Thirteen}}'' is this. And he is involved in a BettyAndVeronica with the BrainlessBeauty Kendra and '''[[AlphaBitch Lucy]]'''
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' has a clique of jocks, all of whom fit the trope to some degree or other. Especially their leader, Ted Thompson. The Preppies clique fits the trope almost as well.
* Dean a.k.a. Dingo and the luchadores from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''. An unusual case in the former since he's the ''head cheerleader'' instead of the wrestling team (that role being Edgar, the patient of the level).
* In ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Baseball]]'', Barry Bonds is exactly like this. However in real life he is more of a jerk in a LonersAreFreaks kind of way.
* Tidus borders on being a ''heroic'' Jerk Jock in the beginning of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', but his father Jecht is a more straight example. [[spoiler: He's also Sin.]]
** But Tidus isn't ever a jerk, he's just kind of an IdiotHero- he's friendly and nice to people, but kind of stupid sometimes. A better example would be the Luca Goers, who are just plain dicks.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the Tunnel Snakes, a bunch of thugs who pick you when you turn ten and the main character's best friend at age 16. It's fair to say there's more in the intervening years, but the game glosses over that.
* Issur, TheBlacksmith of ''Videogame/QuestForGloryII: Trial By Fire'' gives off this vibe. It's kind of funny to see him refer to the Hero as a wimp; depending on how you played him in the first game, the Hero is probably the bane of dozens of brigands, trolls, cheetaurs, and saurus rex.
* The jocks in ''VideoGame/TheTrailOfAnguish'' chase the gang of nerds, forcing you to travel underground.
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* ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' features one rather prominently. Much like in ''Calvin and Hobbes'', the titular characters never actually get back at him, and rarely manages to avoid him. Millie could initially avoid his more physical attention since he WouldntHitAGirl, but when she demanded equal treatment, he complied. However, while the kids couldn't do much against him, the fact that Ozy's family consists entirely of dragons has occasionally brought some truly satisfying results.
* Goes under some {{deconstruction}} in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' with regards to Tony. Grace seems to think Tony harbors a secret crush on Tedd, whom he bullies constantly. More telling, though, is a strip in which it's revealed that [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-09-23 he's a Jerk Jock even by the standards of his teammates.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', four Jerk Jocks are turned into girls (in body AND mind), and become the school's cheerleaders, getting their own spin-off, ''Cheer!''. Ironically, they're much happier that way. [[spoiler: Except for the [[StepfordSmiler most cheerful looking one]], who somehow remembers "her" past as a football player and misses the sport, if nothing else. She keeps quiet for the sake of her happier friends]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' also has several of them.
* Arguably the King of this trope is Brett Taggerty from ''DominicDeegan'' who is also mysognistic, and borderline psychotic, the only use he has for women is giving him sex, and he will fly into a rage at the drop of a pin. His most memorable scene is after breaking his hand, and finding out that Pam can't fix it in time for a game hits her so that he can hold her hostage until Greg can fix it.
* Chris from {{Shadowgirls}}.
* Pontagar, Champion of the Fire Clan is the ProudWarriorRaceGuy version of this in ''TheChallengesofZona''
* Arguably, Equius from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Not only is he obsessed with being STRONG, he has an enormous ego and an [[FantasticRacism unrepentant bigot to those with lower blood than him.]]
* Biff in ''TalesOfGnosisCollege'' is a narcissistic athlete who coerces ''his own girlfriend'' into playing a humiliating role in his fraternity's initiation ceremony. [[spoiler:She gives him his comeuppance, though.]]
* Sam in ''GeneralProtectionFault'' is [[ZigZaggedTrope an interesting case]]. While the viewer knows that his engagement with Ki did not end well, he's introduced as a nice person. A darker side of him manifests later on, as he insults Fooker, overreacts to Ki getting a haircut, cheats on Ki (it's never confirmed, but he married the person he was suspected of seeing) and finally [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon attempts to]] [[AttemptedRape rape Ki]],]] leading to [[ForegoneConclusion their breakup]].
* In ''WebComic/DumbingOfAge'', Danny is nearly assaulted by a bunch of jocks [[FromBadToWorse minutes after being dumped]], only to be rescued by Amazi-Girl. Subverted when he tries to duplicate the event, and can only find [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2012/comic/book-2/03-the-first-step-towards-recovery/insulted/ a very confused football player.]]
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* This is usually subverted in SurvivalOfTheFittest, but in v1 the baseball team was said to sometimes bully other students despite the fact that they were like brothers to each other, and in v3 a few members of the football team have shown tendencies to do such, with Gentle Giant / Scary Black Man Darnell Butler having had to fight some of them on occasion to stop them from particularly severe actions. Though that doesn't change that he used to be one himself. V3 character Adam Reeves practically epitomizes this trope, with a touch of fatalism and [[SocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]] thrown in. V4 character Phillip Ward, a member of the ice hockey team, is also known to a bully and once beat up Jimmy Brennan during a tryout. Not counting the occasional bullies who're otherwise good people, though, this trope almost never appears in SOTF, which is slightly surprising.
* A textbook example of the narcissistic gloating Jerk Jock is superstrong Captain Hammer, the nemesis of Dr. Horrible in ''[[DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog]]'', an [[http://www.drhorrible.com/index.html online Supervillain Musical]] by JossWhedon. Not only does Captain Hammer beat up Dr. Horrible [[BreakTheCutie on a regular basis]], he steals his [[WideEyedIdealist sweet girl]], too. The Jock part is particularly notable in a prequel comic in which it is shown that Captain Hammer believes that goths and any kid really good at math or science are all potential supervillains and advises kids to get them arrested by the police.
* Blake from ''WebVideo/SororityForever'', the president of Omega Tau Omega, is a textbook example.
* The Stuntman from the second season of TheGuild is not so much a Jerk Jock as an Oblivious Jock, as he's really only an asshole to Codex occasionally because he doesn't understand what's going on with her.
* There are several examples in the WhateleyUniverse, but Kodiak at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] might be the best, even if he isn't in sports. He's been an Alpha for years, he cut a swath through the hot girls of the school, he has a history of picking on people, and he has now taken over the Alphas. On the other hand, he already got his karmic payback, it turns out he's smart, he has now fallen for a girl who's [[BeautifulAllAlong a nerd]], and he seems to be trying to make all the Alphas behave. But it's an ongoing story, so who knows?
* Part of WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}'s AlternateCharacterInterpretation of [=MuscleBomber2021=].
* Lampshaded in Website/{{Cracked}}'s [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18196_5-classic-movie-high-schools-that-would-suck-to-attend.html 5 Classic Movie High Schools That Would Suck To Attend]], where Soren Bowie states that since he was captain of a few sports teams back in high school, if he were in a sports movie he'd be obligated to kick the nerds' asses out of sheer peer pressure.
* Wesley from [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/i-dated-a-teenage-cyclops-part-one I Dated A Teenage Cyclops]], a story in TheWanderersLibrary, is a textbook example.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Dash and Kwan from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. Like Spider-Man with Flash, Danny could give them what they deserve in an instant, but not without blowing his secret identity. They had at least one EnemyMine episode, as well.
** However, Danny ''does'' give it to them in one episode - but it backfires horribly when the ghost of picked-on and bullied Sidney Poindexter stumbles upon what Danny is doing and decides to avenge the bullied jocks.
** Additionally, like Spider-Man above, Dash is a big fan of Inviso-Bill [before the Danny Phantom appellation is widely used]. He's quite blatantly a Flash Thompson {{Expy}}.
** Kwan is more of a Jerk Jock Sidekick, as he rarely initiates bullying on his own, and in fact protested when Valerie asked him to "hurt the unpopular boy" for spilling something on her sweater, and only reluctantly went along with it when she growled in response to his protest.
*** Emphasized to its fullest in "Lucky in Love" where Kwan exhibits HiddenDepths of painful loneliness. It indicates he only got popularity through bullying out of desperate desire for friends because he wanted to belong ''somewhere'' then nowhere. If anything, he has a lot in common with an earlier Danny who was also seeking his path in life (ya know, before he [[CharacterDevelopment found it]]).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBuzzOnMaggie'' has her older brother Aldrin.
* David in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterAllergy''. After having Annie as a friend, [[spoiler:he stops bullying anyone.]]
** Soup and Ford, his minions, are also under this trope.
** In the comic, David was a closet bookworm all along.
* Parodied with Jared and Blaine on ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs''. They're dumb bullies who will often pause their bullying for a moment to talk about their philosophy of life or their therapists.
* Kevin from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' is an unusual exception: he's far too stupid to be anything more than an annoyance, and while he bluntly alludes to Daria's unpopularity he still treats her like a friend most of the time. The same goes with Mack, who's less sports-obsessed and ''much'' smarter.
** In one episode a Jerk Jock graduate appears and is killed by the very goal post being put up in his honor. The episode focuses less on revenge, however, than exploring characters' reactions to his death.
* Buzz in ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements''.
* Lightning [=McQueen=] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' starts out as a Jerk Jock, before mellowing out in Radiator Springs.
* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible;'' Brick Flagg might be the boyfriend to [[AlphaBitch Bonnie Rockwaller]], but he's actually pretty decent (if a bit dim) judging from what few appearances he gets. He later [[PutOnABus goes off to college]] in the fourth season and dumps Bonnie.
* Dean Larrity from ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' is justified in that he's partially brain damaged and partially retarded, [[VerbalTic "Wutz up!?"]]
* Kevin from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' does come off as a Jerk Jock because of his arrogance. However, he usually only acts like a jerk towards the Eds and then usually because they've provoked him somehow. Kevin also has average intelligence and sticks up for the other kids if the Eds does something to them (especially when he suspects a scam). All in all he's really not that bad. In the GrandFinale, [[spoiler:even he decides to stand up for Eddy against his brother, who's a way bigger jerk than him.]]
* Nelson Nash from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. When Bruce asks Terry about who would hate him enough to use a HumongousMecha to flatten his car, Terry tells him that "The line starts with me and goes around the block twice".
* Duncan from ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men Evolution}}'' makes his debut with two of his friends about to beat Toad to a pulp. (Although to be fair, Toad had just stolen their wallets.) He only manages to get worse once mutants are exposed. His every appearance following the reveal in the second season has him [[BullyingADragon harassing the X-kids or other mutants]] in some form. It does eventually bite him in the ass, thankfully.
* Palmer of ''WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum'' is what happens when you make a HotBlooded egotistical Jerk Jock the hero of a HumongousMecha series. Hint: It doesn't end well.
* Rocko of ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'' isn't much of an athlete, but he's pretty big and muscular and he sure is a jerk.
* Roger Klotz from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. Chalky's usually nice, though.
** In the {{retool}}, Roger wins the lottery, causing some interesting developments as he no longer has the sympathetic background. (Previously, he was living in a trailer.) His hitting on [[SpoiledSweet Bebe]] only disgusts her.
** Although to be fair, Roger is actually a pretty mild example. While he's no doubt a bully, Roger often finds himself on civil terms with Doug, and rarely threatens him physically, preferring to stick to immature pranks.
* Francis from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''.
* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/MovilleMysteries''. The school jock is extremely talented and popular (and [[BookDumb dumb]]), but he's also one of the nicest guys around.
* The VerySpecialEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' about bullying and guns had Nick Connor, who repeatedly bullied a kid named Jimmy to the point where Jimmy brought a gun to school and nearly killed him (Richie got shot instead when someone tried to tackle Jimmy). Nick got off with a short suspension and some other fairly mild punishment. However, it should also be noted that Nick's parents are briefly shown looking very angry and disappointed in him, and Virgil makes a comment that Nick will probably never win any more popularity awards, so while Nick's punishment is light, Nick also loses his positive reputation, so there's that, at least.
* Averted and played straight in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill.'' Hank and his friends were all jocks in high school (Dale only sort of counts, though, being the team's towel manager), but were all friendly, upstanding young men and nice to the rest of the student body. Further, Hank himself believes that the act of being on a sports team and being a good athlete will automatically make you an upstanding citizen. On the other hand, there was an episode involving their old, high school rivals who would barge into their houses and gloat loudly about how they won the big game twenty years after it happened. Further, some of the jocks still in school that Hank encounters over the series, although not outright antagonists, are less-then-friendly.
** Further averted in the episode "Peggy Makes the Big Leagues", in which Peggy meets a talented football player named David who is allowed to stay on the team in spite of his poor grades. When Peggy flunks him, therefore suspending him from the team because of the school's "no pass, no play" policy, it's the teachers and booster club who come after her and practically ostracize her, not David. In fact, throughout the episode, David was never seen as anything other than somewhat oblivious and entitled yet ultimately good natured. When the booster club made a plan to make him look like he had a learning disability, he was furious, and sided with Peggy's decision. Peggy ultimately decided to let him play however, though only after he had worked to raise his grade.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama]]:''
** Eva from Season 1 is a rare female version, who intimidates her fellow contestants with her HairTriggerTemper.
** {{Averted|Trope}} with Tyler who looks like a jock and is obsessed with sports (though [[SmallNameBigEgo not actually very good at them]]) yet is generally decent to everyone and DJ who is a star quarterback but is considered the nicest contestant on the island.
** Played straight with arrogant and violent footballer Lightning in ''Revenge of The Island'' who takes the Jerk part to a whole new level after Scott's eliminated.
* {{Averted|Trope}} with Lee of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingSpiez''. He's great at sports and quite popular around school, but he's friendly to everyone and a great big brother to his three siblings. He occasionally has a moment of arrogance or chauvinism, but he's set straight pretty quickly and usually learns his lesson.
* Vince Chung in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and the coach's son, whose jerkishness stems from being abused by his father, leading to an awkward scene of him crying in Steve's arms while threatening to beat him up the next day.
* Lawson in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' plays this trope straight. Averted with Vince.
* [[BitchInSheepsClothing Gilda]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is a female example of this trope. She's a griffin who Rainbow Dash knew in Junior Speedsters, and [[PetTheDog does genuinely care about her]]. However, [[FantasticRacism she thinks most ponies are "lame"]], and bullies a number of Ponyville's residents when she visits.
** Then there are the two muscleheaded Cloudsdale colts [[KickTheDog who mocked]] [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]] for her weak flying skills during "The Cutie Mark Chronicles". They didn't exactly grow out of their habits in adulthood either; they were still shown picking on Rainbow Dash in "Sonic Rainboom".
*** Rainbow Dash herself is a [[JerkWithAHeartofGold mixture]] of a Jerk Jock and a LovableJock. She does have characteristics of the typical Jerk Jock, such as arrogance and an obnoxious attitude, but her worst traits intersect with her [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold more altruistic traits,]] such as her UndyingLoyalty towards Equestria and her [[TrueCompanions friends,]] her [[BullyHunter protection of Fluttershy]] against the real Jerk Jocks in The Cutie Mark Chronicles, calling out her old friend Gilda in "Griffon the Brush-off", and the fact that while she is [[BrutalHonesty bluntly honest,]] she's never gone out of her way to intentionally harm anyone, unlike [[BitchInSheepsClothing Gilda]], for example. Underneath her rough exterior, it's not hard to find an obnoxious, but kind-hearted well-meaning pony.
** Lightning Dust from "Wonderbolt Academy" is a straight example however. Her sole motivation is to be #1, contrasting to Rainbow Dash's, whose motivations consist of juggling protecting her friends and hometown with training to join the Wonderbolts. Unlike Rainbow Dash, Lightning Dust is [[LackofEmpathy uncaring]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], and mercenary, which establish her as a reckless, unpleasant {{Jerkass}}.
* Donnie Turnbull, Tommy's older brother on ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}}''. Forget Jerk Jock. Look up "douchebag" and you'll see Donnie's picture.
* There a few of these in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', including Brandon Chase, Baron and a few unnamed high school students. Averted with Edwin "Meat" Kapinski, however.
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' Flash Thompson acts like the typical jerk that he is most continuities. But it's all a facade to hide the fact that his family is poor, and he tries to act like they're pretty well off.
** But when Flash finds out someone he bullied got hooked on mutagen in an effort to get revenge, he's horrified and tries to convince the Shield agents that it's not all the kid's fault. Sadly, Spider-Man informs Flash that even though he'd fessed up, it can't change what his former victim did. Flash looks heartbroken.
* Skeebo from ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures''. When he's not making fun of Pac, he's making some misguided attempt to assert his superiority over him.
* Kleet in ''WesternAnimation/DudeThatsMyGhost''. Athletic build check. Brain the size of a walnut check. Antagonizes Spencer and his friends check.
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