Jerkass / Web Original

  • Arby 'n' the Chief:
    • Master Chief. He's a deluded Man Child who frequently makes inappropriate jokes, especially towards The Arbiter, and believes everyone that doesn't agree with him is stupid.
    • Travis, who was pretty much Chief in an Arbiter action figure, has his moments, but is nowhere near as extreme an example as the Chief.
    • Cameron and Cody as well. Mostly Cody.
    • Adam from Season 6 was the absolute worst one. He yells and swears at everyone, including his own mother and his teammates. And when his mom tells her about his dying grandmother, he just insults them both.
  • The singer that's not saying the Pokemon names in this CollegeHumor video of the Pokerap with 718 Pokemon ... it's Played for Laughs though.
    Water is a type of Pokemon!
  • This is Lautrec's defining trait in Dark Souls Misadventures. He is a complete ass to everyone, including resident nice guy Solaire. Though his dickinishness is so over-the-top it's downright hilarious. And Lautrec does have a few Pet the Dog moments every now and then, particularly towards the Darkmoon Knightess in the 2014 Christmas Special episode.
  • Spc.Crota in Darwin's Soldiers has a tendency to make offensive comments.
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog gives us Captain Hammer, an egotistical gloryhound "superhero" who shows contempt for everyone around him and turns into a pathetic wimp the moment he first encounters something that actually hurts him.
  • Don't Hug Me I'm Scared:
    • Red Guy dismisses all of Sketchbook's ideas as boring or uncreative.
    • Tony cuts off the trio's navel-gazing about time by beeping loudly and aggressively at them until Yellow Guy's ears bleed.
    • But who could forget our friendly neighborhood guide, Sketchbook? From the first film alone, she ruined Yellow Guy's painting of a clown by smearing black ink on it just because she thought Yellow Guy wasn't following what she thought being creative was, and also notified him about green not being a creative colour when he wanted to use it.
    • Shrignold keeps telling Yellow Guy that he is alone throughout the video, and also dismisses Yellow's ideas of what love is about. Near the end he also forces Yellow Guy to get married to his 'special one'.
    • Colin, despite saying several times how smart and helpful he is, keeps interrupting people, does not seem to acknowledge the original question being asked of him, and forcibly takes the puppets on a journey.
    • The talking steak won’t stop jabbing Bird Guy with a meat fork, and condemns all his choices of food as “greedy”—even when he wasn’t going to eat it in the first place. No matter what suggestion is offered, he insists that it will "make your teeth/gums all grey", and stomps on the model of the body repeatedly to prove a point.
  • Tom from Echo Chamber.
    Tom (to Zack): If you get in front of the camera, I will stab you. I will actually stab you!
  • DevinWithDevin from Epic's Gameshows is this. He competed in the 2nd season of Epic's Minecraft Survivor and spent his time being a bully that left contestants really hurt due to his comments. Some comments didn't air due to how bad they got.
  • Gordon Freeman is depicted having this kind of personality in Freeman's Mind. He hides it well by being a Heroic Mime, but his inner monologue holds nothing but contempt for almost everyone that crosses his sight.
  • Global Guardians PBEM Universe: The Aryan is a Flying Brick crimefighter who also happens to be a white supremacist. He absolutely repudiates violence against non-whites (except, you know, when they are non-white criminals), and saves the lives of non-whites as often as he does whites (he believes that by doing this, he is showing himself and his race to be "good examples), but is nonetheless a racist asshair and is quite vocal about his views on race relations.
  • Black Kitty from Goodbye Kitty. He always tries to kill White Kitty out of bitterness of being The Unfavorite (but thankfully, it always backfires).
  • Hot Bikini Beans: Features an Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist named Hinkler who is dodging a thirty dollar debt owed to a old underground figure named Clyde. Clyde himself could be considered a Jerkass, in one episode he is entertained by a cruel prank he pulled on Hinkler one night when he is in a drunken state; Hinkler orders a hooker from Clyde who sends over a pro who turns out to be Hinkler's own cousin named Francis!
  • In If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device, Tzeentch is Jerkass God personified, who's mostly running around the galaxy taunting and ruining people's lives for the kicks. The Emperor may qualify as well with how he treats Kitten and Magnus, although there are shades of Jerk with a Heart of Gold, and Inquisition qualifies as an organization, willing to kill, main and burn planets just because they don't get things their way.
  • In the League of Intergalactic Cosmic Champions, Kiehart and Cyber-9 qualify.
  • Cortez and Player from The Leet World, although Cortez mellows a bit over the course of the first season, becoming more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • A jerkass has a brief appearance in 20 Reasons Why NOT to Be "In Da Club" by Matt Santoro. A man named John is chatting it up with a girl at a club, and an unnamed man suddenly comes in and mentions that John has herpes. John is not happy.
  • Microsoft Sam of Microsoft Sam Reads Funny Windows Errors can be quite the butthole, especially when provoked hard enough.
    • Other examples are alarm clocks and even your stomach which are treated like people from foreign countries who want to teach you about their culture even if you are not at all interested, thus playing you "the song of their people" at very inappropriate times (that is, beeping in case of the alarm clock, growling/farting in case of your stomach).
  • Jonas from The Platoon Of Power Squadron has quite the mean streak. There was even a comment on one of the earlier episodes when the team's powers weren't yet clearly defined asking if his power is “being a dick”.
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  • Too many characters in Red vs. Blue fit this trope to name at once, most notably Sarge and Church, though both eventually turn into Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
    • A more serious example would be the Director, who has a serious lack of empathy for almost anything.
    • But they all pale in comparison to Felix, who likes to brutally taunt people, has habit of twisting knives, and attempts to manipulate a rebel army into getting themselves killed and nearly succeeds.
  • RWBY:
    • Weiss Schnee, the heiress of the Schnee Dust Company, is introduced as this, initially making her The Scrappy. She's also stuck-up, bossy, snarky, fantastically racist (she does have some fairly sympathetic reasons for being so, though), and seems to hold the opinion that everyone who isn't her or Pyrrha Nikos is a drooling imbecile. However, as the series progresses, she undergoes Defrosting Ice Queen and becomes more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold by the time Volume 2 happens, by which she is fully Rescued from the Scrappy Heap.
    • Cardin Winchester, and the rest of his team to a lesser extent, are just the most awful pack of bullies you'll ever see in your life. Fittingly, he's stayed The Scrappy for the entire series so far.
    • Roman Torchwick. He's the Big Bad Wannabe, after all.
    • Neopolitan hasn't spoken yet (the only sound she has made by far is faint laughter in Volume 3), but if her body language is any indication, she seems to be a fairly smug little bitch.
    • Mercury Black is a smug asshole to pretty much everyone, the only person he shows even the slightest respect to is his boss, Cinder. He constantly heckles his partner, Emerald, and his reaction to seeing a young girl break down crying over the death of one of her best friends is to simply walk away with a shit eating grin on his face.
    • Raven Branwen turns out to be this big time. Turns out she's the reason why Xione village was attacked by the Grimm, leading a group of bandits to pillage the place, and attempted to deflect the blame for it. There also exists the possibility that she allowed Adam to maim her own daughter out of some convoluted sense of social darwinism. Raven's one moment of kindness, saving Yang's life from Neopolitan, is quickly undone by just how little Raven cares about her.
    • Oh, but she is nothing compared to Jacques Schnee. The Abusive Dad and Corrupt Corporate Executive aspects of his character were always implied, but when he finally appears in Volume 4, we see just how much of an asshole he really is. He is against Ironwood's dust embargo not because he's worried about the good of Atlas, but because he's worried about his own profits. When Jacques decides to hold a charity concert to raise funds for Vale, it's clear he's only doing this to make himself look good and not for philanthropic reasons. And if that's not enough, he forces Weiss to perform at the event and refuses to let her leave his side during the after-party. When Weiss calls out the self-absorbed guests for not giving a damn about what happened to Vale, he tries to shut her down by grabbing her by the arm roughly, which results in Weiss falling over trying to wrench herself free and accidentally summoning a Boarbatusk Grimm that attacks one of the guests. Later, he rips into Weiss for this, refuses to let her leave Atlas, and accuses her of "dragging the Schnee name through the mud". When Weiss retorts that the family name is more hers than his since he married into it, Jacques hits her. He then denies Weiss' wish to become a huntress, grounds her until they can "come to an agreement" on her future, and disinherits her and passes it on to her brother Whitley, implying that he disinherited his eldest daughter, Winter, for going against his wishes.
  • Every character in the web series Sanity Not Included is a jerkass, but extra points go to Lyle for having the last name McDouchebag to emphasize this.
  • The Meme character Scumbag Steve, obviously. He is especially amoral at the matters of girls, drugs and parties. His iconic hat has achieved even more meme status than himself, though, to the point that if you crop the hat into a picture of any human/animal/inanimate thing, that human/animal/inanimate thing will automatically become a jerkass. The real guy behind the picture is actually a lot less scummy, though he's since embraced the meme in a self-deprecating way.
    • An example is "Scumbag Alkohol" which describes all the stupid things you may do when drunk (for example texting to your ex that you love her and stripping naked in front of the whole party) and features a picture of a vodka bottle wearing the hat. The vodka bottle is treated as if it's a sentient being who talks to you and suggests you to do all these things, convincing you that they are good ideas.
  • Sonic from Sonic for Hire is an extreme jerkass. 85% of the other characters in the show have their jerkass moments too.
  • Stupid Mario Brothers:
    • Bob and Joe of RMA Studios.
    • Wario and Waluigi in earlier seasons.
    • Snake can sometimes be this too but then becomes Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
    • Mario himself has even shown this throughout the show, but it shows up most prominently in Season 4.
  • Quite a few characters in Survival of the Fittest at times. One of the most notable was Monty Pondsworth of v4 pre-game, who is a schoolyard bully with mommy issues. Many characters don't like him for a reason. Whilst Monty never actually made it onto the island, two characters in particular have taken his spot as the top jerkasses in V4. The characters in question being Philip Ward, the resident school bully who whilst not technically a player, has commitied some truly dickish acts including stealing Dominic Stratford's stuff, beating Maria Graham to a pulp, and wearing a Sonic the Headgehog T-Shirt. and Maxwell Lombardi, a smug, egocentrical if somewhat well-dressed English "gentleman". Unlike Philip though, Maxwell quickly wasted no time in crossing the Moral Event Horizon after he kills Augustus Mac Dougal and realises that Evil Feels Good...
  • Trolls, obviously.
  • Steely Dan in Vaguely Recalling JoJo. Dio and J. Geil cannot forgive him for hurting and lying to Enya Geil. He also treats his part-time worker abbd Jotaro like crap.
  • In the YouTube Poop "Link is on Strike", Link plays this straight, if not taking it to an extreme. Sure, Link has dealt with a lot of garbage before, but that doesn't justify Link's behavior in this poop. He insults everyone, and even when King Harkinian tries to make peace offerings, Link still refuses. Even after...well, you might know if you watched the video...he still refuses. To put it simply, Link is a manipulative bastard.
  • Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series. Joey saying "Yugi is such an asshole!" is practically a Catch Phrase.

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