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Most cartoons may be made for kids, but there is no denying the fact that some cartoon characters can be [[{{Jerkass}} complete assholes]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'': All of the main characters, really. A big part of what makes them so ineffective at being superheroes is that they're not only hideously incompetent, they're also cowardly and lazy, and would prefer to half-ass and/or sit back and watch people get hurt rather than risk their necks or do a real job of it.
* There are many jerky characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfFigaroPho'':
** The MonsterClown whose pranks are flat-out abusive.
** The "doctor" who keeps a penguin strapped up in his truck, and uses its spit to make "medicine", which he charges a fortune for.
** ThoseTwoGuys in the episode "Waltergeist", where they have [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands become]] ghost-hunters. After catching the ghost, they refuse to leave Figaro's house, instead eating his food and trying to kick ''him'' out.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is a show filled with {{jerk}}s. Their levels of jerkassery, however, ranges like a spectrum, from "completely evil jerkass" to "sympathetic JerkassWoobie:"
** Magic Man, Xergiok, and the Tree Witch. Magic Man inflicts BodyHorror galore on innocent people and turns a bird inside-out, Xergiok spends most of his time SPANKING his subjects, and the Tree Witch actually tries to suck the protagonist Jake into her ass. (MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext).
** Lemongrab isn't evil--just maladjusted [[spoiler:(or at least, before [[MoralEventHorizon "Too Old"]])]] but he doesn't empathize with people easily, and he sends everybody to the dungeon for a million years.
** The Ice King is [[TheMentallyDisturbed senile]] and actually a [[NiceGuy decent guy]], but seriously; he ''needs'' to stop kidnapping princesses. That's just impolite. Recent episodes have made the Ice King even more sympathetic. [[spoiler:The crown he wears is destroying his memory and his sanity. Before he became the Ice King, he was an antiques dealer named Simon Petrikov. Due to his deepening insanity, the love of his life, a woman named Betty, left him. The only thing he kinda-sorta remembers about her is his nickname for her: Princess.]]
** Oddly enough, the other jerkasses have been developed further as well. Upon his banishment and losing his eyes, Xergiok reinvented himself and became a peace-loving friend of the birds. He briefly went back to his old, spanking ways before realizing that his bird friends were being hurt in the process. Xergiok ultimately decided to stay on the side of good. Magic Man, while still a jerkass, apparently went evil after losing [[LoveMakesYouEvil the love of his life]]. Lemongrab redeemed himself after Bubblegum created Lemongrab 2, finally having someone who understood him. Then ''both'' Lemongrabs tried to use the Candy Kingdom [[ItMakesSenseInContext to create more lemon people.]] After that mess cleared up, it looked like all the lemon people would stay on the straight and narrow... [[spoiler: before Lemongrab 1 became more and more corrupt until he goes full on dictator on the lemon people. Even Lemongrab 2 ends up being ''eaten alive.'']]
* Gruffi the literal GrumpyBear in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'': He's mean to all the characters in different variations. He mistreats Zummi because he's old and/or [[MagicMisfire clumsy using magick]] (even though his spells save the day more than once), he insults Grammi's cooking in her face and at least once because she's a woman/housewife, he opposes basically every idea any of the cubs have with no other reason that they are kids, he mistreats Tummi because he's fat or because he's very measured and childish for his age and considers his love for boats a waste of time to the point of once ''trying to chop down'' the boat that Tummi made until Tummi beg him not to, he mistreats Gusto for the opposite; to be too hasty and consider him useless for being an artists and often call his works garbage, and is by far the [[FantasticRacism more prejudiced toward humans]]. At some point Gruffi turns into a plot device for the other characters to feel bad about themselves at the beginning of the episode and then having their own self-esteem restore when they accomplish something and prove him wrong, in other words, he's an obstacle for the rest of the characters to surpass. You have to wonder why they keep him around. Though in his defense [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he does show remorse for his actions some times.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** Stan Smith is a ''huge'' jerkass right from the get-go. Among Stan's crueler [[EvilPlan schemes]] include framing his wife for murder so she wouldn't tell him "I told you so", turning an atheist neighbor's life into a living hell all to get him to convert to Christianity, concocting an elaborate revenge plan against a car salesman, which results in the family almost going broke (and Hayley being forced into prostitution to get money for them) and evicting the entirety of the neighborhood so they wouldn't make fun of him.
** Hayley, though far from Stan's level (yet) has Jerkass moments, notably in "Haylias" when after accidentally breaking Jeff's arm during a nightmare, she callously dumps him. [[LikeFatherLikeSon Makes you wonder what she will be like by the time she is her father's age...]]
** Steve has his moments, particularly in "Son of Stan" where he becomes extremely lazy and uncaring, though his clone Steve-Arino is even more obnoxious.
** Roger enacts plans to severely traumatize people or destroy their lives, for the most trivial reasons or infractions, only occasionally being punished for it. In fact his LackOfEmpathy is played to such extremes that when he first cared for someone more than himself the trauma caused [[FunnySchizophrenia a split personality to develop]] (said personality being far more sympathetic than his own). Roger may get extra notice for this trope since while Stan and Hayley are at least in their own mindset [[WellIntentionedExtremist working for a greater good and actually helping others by enforcing their viewpoints onto them]], Roger is rather consistently committing callous acts [[ItsAllAboutMe for his own self gain]] or sometimes [[ItAmusedMe simply for the amusement of it all]]. DependingOnTheWriter his actions can lean him more into FauxAffablyEvil territory. In the episode "Frannie 911" [[FreudianExcuse it's revealed]] [[LiteralMetaphor that it actually would]] ''[[LiteralMetaphor kill]]'' [[LiteralMetaphor him to be nice]]. His species has to let their "bitchiness" out on a frequent basis, otherwise their health declines dramatically and their bodies shrivel and die.
** Ricky Spanish, [[MultiplePersonalities a persona of his]] so vile that ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards Roger]]'' [[TheDreaded fears him]].
** All of the members of the Smith family have their moments of jerk, including Francine, Steve, and Klaus
** Steve's Japanese friend Toshi, to a lesser extent than some of the others on this show. He's always insulting Steve to his face, but is too cowardly to say it in a language Steve can actually ''understand'', so [[WhatanIdiot he automatically assumes he's complimenting him.]] Toshi is shown to understand English perfectly (and even spoke it on two occasions), but never uses it.
--->'''Toshi's mom''': What? Why are you speaking Japanese? ''I'' don't even speak Japanese.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': The show has more than its fair share of these, being a pastiche of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. However, many one-off villains were huge jerks, so the Warners, Slappy Squirrel, and the writers could do whatever they wanted without being or feeling like the villains, such as Daniel Boone in "Branimaniacs", who goes to WesternAnimation/{{Wile E Coyote|and the Roadrunner}} lengths to evict Slappy from her tree in order to cut it down for the front door of a log cabin. "Daniel Boone was a great big jerk, yeees, a stupid jeeerk! [[HilarityEnsues He had another dumb plan that more than likely wouldn't work]]."
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'': Master Shake seems to become more and more of a horse's ass every week, though it could just be a result of him being a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. He spends most of his screen time tormenting Meatwad ForTheEvulz.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'':
** Sterling Archer is a perfect example of this, as he is completely unrepentant, self-centered and rude to every other character on the show.
** Malory Archer's jerkass tendencies range from enjoying watching her son be electrocuted in the pilot, to being proud that six pigmies died cutting down an endangered tree to make her a fancy coffee table. Oh, and she also murdered a cleaning crew for forming a union.
--->'''Mallory''' (after an elevator audibly crashes): How's that for bread and roses?
** Edie, Pam's sister, may be one of the biggest examples for WesternAnimation. Imagine a female version of [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman...]] she's believe it or not far more nasty and vile, to the point halfway through her ''sole'' episode she begins running out of insults and has trouble coming up with hurtful things to say.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
** D.W. is such a big jerk that she got punched by Arthur in one episode.
** Francine in earlier seasons drove Fern to tears and overall was very mean spirited before CharacterDevelopment happened. Muffy, DependingOnTheWriter, can also qualify by virtue of being an AlphaBitch.
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'':
** BetaBitch Miranda. While her friend Courtney genuinely means well, Miranda goes out of her way to lure the protagonist and her friends into embarrassing, horrible situations, and to steal the protagonist's love interests for herself seemingly just to spite her.
** Mipsy is even ''worse'' than Miranda. Not only does she put on a ''pretense'' of politeness when Miranda doesn't, she has actively slandered other people before, even knowing they would get suspension or expulsion.
** Joanne Bishop. Her biggest offense is probably badmouthing Carl in front of Ginger, then lashing out at Ginger when she defends her brother.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Zuko is this at the beginning, before he gets a backstory and is revealed to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Toph and Sokka have their moments as well, but the biggest jerkass in the series has to be Zhao, who is an insufferable SmugSnake who taunts someone in the cruelest ways possible in each of his appearances. Oh, and [[spoiler:he [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu killed the moon.]]]] Guess what happens no less than [[KarmicDeath five minutes]] [[AssholeVictim later...]]
** Katara [[TookALevelInJerkAss takes a level in jerkass]] in the final season. She has a meaner disposition at times and lets her emotions get the best of her, culminating in her [[spoiler: telling Sokka that he didn't love their mother as much as she did when he tries convincing her not to go after their mother's murderer. Her treatment of Zuko, while slightly justified due to his initial failure to pull a HeelFaceTurn in the second season finale, is still rather nasty and blatantly mean-spirited]]. She begins to recover after [[spoiler:confronting her mother's murderer, including forgiving Zuko]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Detective Bullock seemed rough around the edges, and his main claim to fame was merely distrusting Batman. Then he got his DayInTheLimelight and spent it proving that he was nothing short of an ''asshole.'' A reporter offered him help figuring out who tried to kill him, but had work to do and asked him to wait a half hour before she showed him whatever he needed to see. Bullock decides to [[KickTheDog break into her office and dig through the files like a burglar]] instead of just waiting like he agreed to. It's even because of his obnoxious behaviour (and not as he thought, by simply being a cop) that his life gets targeted ([[spoiler: his landlord couldn't stand him anymore]]) but he gains some sympathy by being genuinely thankful to Batman for saving his life despite his strong dislike for him. So yeah, it's hard to earn his respect but if you do, he's at least tolerable: just ask Montoya, Gordon and his daughter who he is downright nice to.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'':
** The title characters are obnoxious jerks who like to cause chaos and mischief for their own amusement, especially Butt-Head, due to his consistent tormenting and abuse of Beavis.
** [[DrillSergeantNasty Coach Buzzcut]] is a SadistTeacher who likes to threaten his students with violence. He even once demanded his class to beat up a new transfer student.
** Todd, a high-school dropout who spends most of his time beating up people and threatening them for their money.
** Muddy and Dallas Grimes, two criminals who try to use Beavis and Butthead to blow up the White House.
** Principal [=McVicker=] often goes beyond reason when dealing with troubled students such as sending death threats and he even fired [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Mr. Van Dreissen]] when he tried to report him to the schoolboard district for filling in Beavis' standardized test for him to cheat them for a pension.
** The Crazy Old Farmer, who tried to kill Beavis and Butthead just for trespassing on his lawn.
** Harry Sachz is an ill-tempered man with a history of crime and violence.
* Sergeant Grating from ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' is often unjustifiably mean towards the title character. It is especially notable in "Do Toons Dream of Animated Sheep?", where it is implied that he regularly dreams about Bonkers getting killed, and in "Quibbling Rivalry", where he's delighted by Miranda Wright's sister's slanderous news reports about Bonkers because they give him an excuse to fire him.
* Quite a few characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', especially [[BoomerangBigot Uncle Ruckus]].
* Just about everyone in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' is an asshole who is only concerned with their own interests, the sole exceptions being Ethel (when she is sober) and Connie.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bubsy}}'': In the animated pilot episode based off of the video game series, the title character is an arrogant, obnoxious jerk who nearly brings about the end of the world through his carelessness. In the games, he is merely a wisecracking do-gooder.
%% * Dawn and (sometimes) Aldrin from ''WesternAnimation/TheBuzzOnMaggie''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': The first is Edward who proves [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi everything is not better with platypi]]. He is a pessimistic, arrogant, and short-tempered fellow, who unlike most [[ButtMonkey Squidward-type]] [[GrumpyBear characters]] openly goes out to torment other campers (usually Lazlo, Samson, or the Squirrel Scouts). Some episodes imply though that this bullying is caused by how his older brothers do this to him on a regular basis. Lumpus is the second. He is apathetic to the [[SummerCampy camp's poor conditions]], selfish, greedy, and downright mean to the Bean Scouts. Several episodes have shown that the only reason why he likes being scoutmaster is because of the power. Once again, he is also the show's [[AssholeVictim primary]] ButtMonkey.
* ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''
** Cat can be selfish and greedy on occasion. One example is in "All About Cat", where he deliberately makes his conjoined twin brother Dog sick so that he could replace him in the lead role of a musical about Abraham Lincoln.
** The Greasers are a trio of bullies who constantly pick on [=CatDog=] for no reason.
** Rancid Rabbit is a smug bastard. One of the worst cases of his misbehavior was in "The House of [=CatDog=]", where he attempts to tear down their house to make room for a freeway in spite of their protests and is implied to have done the same to his mother and grandmother.
** [=CatDog=]'s roommate Winslow is often an extremely obnoxious prick to [=CatDog=]. Examples of him being a dick include scaring the two out of their own home in "The Pet" as well as selling Cat's personal belongings while the brothers were stranded on an island and hanging up on Cat when he calls him for help on the phone in "The Island".
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'': Reggie Bullnerd and Mr. Wilter. The former is a bully who picks on Rudy and always tries to steal his chalk, while the latter is a no-nonsense SadistTeacher who hates his students showing creative expression.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'': Rallo is a jerk to his older stepbrother, Cleveland Jr., often tormenting him occasionally. Cleveland, while not as bad as Peter or Stan, has acted like more of a self-serving jerk in this show. Roberta is a BrattyTeenageDaughter.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'': Dave, Todd and Mr. Larrity. Dave is a messy, rude, irresponsible pervert who's constantly stoned and it's a real wonder that Jerry is still willing to associate himself with the guy. Todd is a mixture between a jerkass and SmallNameBigEgo. Mr. Larrity is a maniacal, money-hungry, nutjob who would think nothing of selling his own employees to further his own twisted ambitions.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''
** [[GrumpyOldMan Eustace]], made humorous by the fact that he is also TheChewToy.
** Almost ''every'' antagonist. Specific villains like [[BastardBoyfriend Mad Dog]], [[SerialKiller Katz]], [[AbusiveParents Eustace's mother]] and [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter brother]], [[BitchInSheepsClothing The Precious Lovable Adorable Ducking]], and [[InsufferableGenius Di Lung]].
** [[GreaterScopeVillain The doctor from the final episode]] was the worst of them all, as he sent Courage's parents to space when he was just a puppy.
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'':
** Chicken is quite a jerkass, he even once refused to take a a bath and caused his family a lot of discomfort from not being able to use what is apparently their only bathroom, grinning as he sits and lays back listening to their cries to hurry up. (When was the last time you had to really really really need to use the bathroom and were a bit away from one? It's really a horrible feeling.)
** The Red Guy, who spends most of his time harassing Cow and Chicken, and also Baboon and Weasel. His biggest moment is in the episode, "Dirty Laundry" where he forces Chicken to spread lies about the others, such as putting rats in the school lunch, and giving Flem and Earl female middle names, which he knows is illegal, but does it anyways with no regard for what happens to them.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': The quintessential JerkJock Dash Baxter. His preferred hobby is harassing Danny, and he often goes out of his way to make Danny's life hell.
%% ** Vlad is sometimes this.
%% ** Dark Danny is the worst one in the series.
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'': Dan. Sometimes the targets of his vengeance are even worse jerks, so much so that Dan looks ''heroic'' in comparison, but other times, they're innocent people who accidentally set him off, and he makes no distinction between the two.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
** Ms. Janet Barch, in spite of a FreudianExcuse, is one of the biggest jerks on the show. HairTriggerTemper, aggressive personality and male gender discrimination.
** Ms. Li treats her employees very, very badly and isn't much better to the students. She has zero positive qualities and is about as corrupt as one could get.
** Anthony De Martino constantly assaults verbally, and occasionally physically, his students. Especially Kevin.
** Sandi, who spends her time trying to humiliate Quinn and belittle Stacey. Sandi and her mother are the only characters who are intentionally mean to those around without provocation who are smart enough to understand what they are doing.
** Tommy Sherman is a JerkJock who is absolutely full of himself, acting patronizing to Mack, insulting Kevin's physique compared to his own, and asking Brittany to come back to his hotel room and "get horizontal" literally 30 seconds after meeting her. He believes his achievements on the football field give him a right to do this.
** Quinn becomes this sometimes, but she is more inclined to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, mainly in the final season.
** Jake's father ("Mad Dog") is the worst one.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has the Trollbetoots from "Koosalagoopagoop". The other inhabitants of the Land of Koos were justifiably angry at Koosy punching the king and kissing the queen, even if Dee Dee was making him do those things against his wishes, and were nice enough to accept Koosy's apology, but the Trollbetoots have no clear reason to be mean to Koosy and are just a bunch of bullies.
* WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers: The titular character is a major jerk, aided by the fact that he's "played by WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck". Moments of jerkassery include:
** In the episode "The Queen is Wild", the Martian Queen, jilted by Dodgers on what was to be their wedding night, and now seeking her vengeance, has Dodgers's damaged ship in her sights and could finish him off in that instant. However, she still has feelings for him, and hesitates. Rather than use this affection to mend fences, Dodgers has his ship swing around and cripple hers.
** In another episode, Dodgers is said to have sold the Cadet's sister to a sausage factory.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'':
** Roger Klotz in both the Nickelodeon and Disney versions. Roger started out as a stock bully, but by the end of the Nickelodeon series he seemed to be one of Doug's friends, albeit a selfish and irritating friend. Doug's narration acknowledges this in the episode where Roger is bullied by newcomer Percy Femur: "Roger may be annoying, but Mr. Bone's nephew was just plain mean."
** [[DeanBitterman Mr. Bone]] fits this trope but mostly because he often has deal with the student body since Principal Buttsavitch is rarely seen.
** Mayor Bob White is one as well. He does little to help the community with their problems and instead has at times, polluted the city with fliers to vote for him, gotten the media to portray Porkchop as a vicious dog, when he was just trying to keep Bebe away from the thin ice, and [[DisproportionateRetribution gotten a teacher fired because they didn't vote for his son Willie.]]
** Mr. Bone's nephew, Percy Femur is probably the worst one on the show. While Roger is an obnoxious bully, Percy is a sadistic brute who gets a lot of joy out of bullying Roger.
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'': The entire cast has {{jerkass}} tendencies, especially Captain Hero and Clara. That being said, the characters are really no worse than the reality television 'stars' they parody.
* ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'': Eric spent most of the series wavering between {{jerkass}} and JerkWithAHeartOfGold. He frequently got the team into trouble through his whining and attempts to become the leader. He once left them entirely to marry a beautiful queen, though he came back eventually... but only after learning his bride-to-be was really a hideous monster in disguise. At the same time, he was the only character to successfully guilt trip DungeonMaster over his gratuitously enigmatic ways, and at some point he was fully ready to make an HeroicSacrifice to send his friends home and battle [[BigBad Venger]].
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': To say this is a series of jerks would be an understatement:
** Eddy is arrogant, scams his peers, is full of himself and likes to think that he's better than everyone else on the show, and fans wonder why him and his friends get the living shit beaten out of them sometimes. It is revealed in TheMovie that [[spoiler:Eddy's jerkish behavior is all just a JerkassFacade since he thought that acting like his brother would make him look cool to all the other kids.]] In the end [[spoiler:Eddy realizes that being a jerkass was what was keeping him from being popular and tearfully laments that he'll never learn his lesson]]. Cue the one of the show's only, and most triumphant, CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
** Kevin is the JerkJock who always insults the title characters. In one episode he finds out Eddy's middle name after finding his wallet and threatens to tell the other kids, but promises to not tell if Eddy does everything he says. Eddy does so. Kevin tells them anyway, and his "excuse" is "Oops! [[BlatantLies I forgot!]]" He also is frequently a prick to the other characters, most notably Johnny 2x4 and Jimmy.
** Ed's little sister Sarah is a violent, manipulative BrattyHalfPint that frequently abuses her brother physically and verbally on a scale only slightly lower than what [[spoiler: Eddy suffers from his brother]].
** The Kankers love to bully and force-kiss the Eds and rarely get punished for their actions.
** The worst of them is [[spoiler: Eddy's brother. He beats down on his own brother and Double D in a manner that makes the cul-de-sac kids and the freaking Kankers feel disgusted. And he proudly admits that he has always beaten up Eddy his entire life.]]
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Kuzco starts out as one but gradually gets better. He suffers something of a relapse in the spin-off TV series, ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** A vast majority of episode [[IdiotPlot plots]], especially in the later seasons, are derived from Timmy and Cosmo's ridiculously portrayed jerkass tendencies in conjunction with the two perpetually holding the IdiotBall.
** Vicky. She's a mean, evil babysitter who only acts [[BitchInSheepsClothing nice around adults]]. She takes sadistic pleasure into torturing Timmy and her [[BigBrotherBully little sister]] [[StalkerWithACrush Tootie]]. Her bullying is so bad that Timmy was declared the most miserable kid on Earth. Her FreudianExcuse doesn't cut it either.
** Denzel Crocker is a SadistTeacher who takes great pleasure in giving Timmy F's regardless on how well the latter does his work, even taking it UpToEleven by giving him a ''Super F''. Let's not even get started on his obsession of hunting fairies.
** Francis, the school bully who routinely beats up the other kids, his primary target being Timmy.
** Jorgen balances between this and a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
** Tad and Chad, the two popular guys, always pick on people who aren't like them.
** Cupid, who organizes a Scavenger Hunt to trick people into doing his own shopping.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': almost EVERY CHARACTER (at least since the show's 2005 revival) has been, at one time, self-centered, nasty, snarky, and insane. Some notable examples:
** Peter Griffin. However, he actually started out as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who often made stupid and selfish decisions, yet he would've done anything for his kids that he believed was good for them, especially Meg. After the show came back, however, he transformed into [[AbusiveParents an abusive asshat who openly hates Meg for no reason, both physically and verbally abusing her.]] He even puts his other family members in danger without caring what would happen to them, such as when he jumped out of their car to watch a movie in a van leading to the rest of the family's near death, and then proceeds to admonish Lois when she points out how stupid and selfish he is. Not to mention the numerous times he's [[DisproportionateRetribution assaulted people over incredibly minor and ridiculous disputes]] (his feud with [[SitcomArchNemesis Ernie The Giant Chicken]] is just the tip of the iceberg) While the writers appeared to shift him back slightly to his earlier persona during Seasons 8 and 10, when Meg finally tossed their jerkass behavior back into his and Lois's face (in "Seahorse Seashell Party"), he was able to shake off all of Meg's accusations that he was a total ass to everybody, and unlike Lois, had no self-awareness of his behavior. As mentioned above, Peter also [[CantTakeCriticism doesn't respond well to criticism]] when it just so happens that everyone who has come forth and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech called him out on his actions]] have ''very legitimate'' complaints, which he ''outright ignores.''
** Lois, during the recent seasons, has had {{Flanderization}} moments that have degraded her from a loving mother and wife to acting like an abusive shrew, especially towards Meg and Peter. This is most notable in "Stew-Roids", where after listen to Meg cry over the party being held downstairs, she gives up, tosses her a Sylvia Plath novel and a bottle of Ambien, stating "Whatever happens, happens". This means she could care less if her own daughter died.
** Connie, an AlphaBitch character from Meg's school is an absolute bitch to Meg, and continues to bully her even after Meg showed her the cuts she deliberately gave herself as a result of Connie's cruel mistreatment towards her. To balance things out however, she also falls victim to a rather DisproportionateRetribution by another Jerkass character in the majority of her appearances (her bullying seems kinda low-scale when you consider she has been brutally beaten twice over, framed for pedophilia by Stewie and sexually harassed by both Peter and Quagmire).
** Brian. Much like Peter and Lois, he became one through Flanderization. He has an ego the size of Texas, bashes everything that does not agree with him, told Meg that there is no God because she does not have a good life, and is a KnowNothingKnowItAll that makes everybody that seems to have a lower IQ look like idiots. And in Season 12, he goes to an even bigger low by deliberately giving Stewie and Chris herpes as a joke, and Quagmire's ReasonYouSuckSpeech is a perfect description of how his character gradually degenerated:
---> "You are the worst person I know. You constantly hit on your best friend's wife; the man pays for your food and rescued you from certain death and this is how you repay him? And to add insult to injury, you defecate all over his yard. (getting angrier) And you're such a sponge. You pay for nothing. You're always like. "Ooh, I'll get you later," but later never comes. And what really bothers me is you pretend that you're this deep guy that loves women for their souls, but all you do is date bimbos. Yeah, I date women for their bodies, but at least I'm honest about it! I don't buy them a copy of Catcher in the Rye and then lecture them with some seventh-grade interpretation about how Holden Caulfield is a profound intellectual. He wasn't. He was a SPOILED BRAT! And that's why you like him so much: he's YOU! GOD, you're pretentious! (brimming with indignation) And you delude yourself by thinking you're a great writer, even though you're terrible. You know, I shoulda known Cheryl Tiegs didn't write me that note. She woulda known there's no "A" in the word "definite!" And what I think I hate most about you is your textbook liberal agenda. How we should (mockingly) "Legalize Pot, maaan..." How big business is crushing the underclass; how homelessness is the biggest tragedy in America. Well what have YOU done to help?! I work down at the soup kitchen, Brian... never seen YOU down there! You wanna help? GRAB A LADLE! And by the way, driving a Prius does not make you Jesus Christ. Oh, WAIT! You don't believe in Jesus Christ, or any religion for that matter, because (mockingly) "religion is for idiots." Well who the HELL are YOU to talk down to anyone?! You failed college TWICE, which isn't nearly as bad as your failure as a father — how's that son of yours you never see? But you know what? I could forgive all of that... all of it... if you weren't such a BORE. That's the worst of it, Brian. You're just a big, sad, alcoholic BORE. Well, see ya later, Brian. Thanks for the fucking steak!"
** Of course, Quagmire himself is the dead last person to talk. He sounded like a hypocrite given that he's done far worse things than Brian ever has, most of the time he's a heartless sex hound who will do anything to take advantage of almost any woman and he's abandoned who knows how many kids. Also sometimes his own hatred for Brian crosses over into DisproportionateRetribution, like when he beat up Brian for sleeping with his transgender father (something which Brian was completely unaware of).
** Stewie ''used'' to be a sadistic baby bent on World Domination and trying to kill Lois, until he started to [[TookALevelInKindness take a level in kindness]] and turn into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
** Carter is one of the biggest Jerks in the show. He has enslaved his employees (especially the African-American ones), is cruel to Peter (even though, as said above, it's not like he does not deserve it time and again), and acts horribly to his own daughter, Lois (which may have had an impact on Lois turning into a jerk in later seasons) in addition to abandoning his son Patrick after he had a nervous breakdown. He even ''cured cancer'' and refused to release it to the public, even after Lois made an emotional speech about the ethical ramifications. He is essentially a richer, white-collar version of Peter.
** Jeff Fecalman from "Screams Of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q" manages to make all of those above seem freaking mild by comparison. He is what happens if the writers took Peter seriously: he beats his girlfriend (Brenda, Quagmire's sister) up constantly, and it can be assumed that he commits worse abuse on a regular basis. What makes this shocking is that Jeff is the first asshole in the show to be taken dead seriously and [[spoiler: he winds up getting KilledOffForReal]].
** Mental Mike from "A Fistful Of Meg", who like Jeff is a sadistic brute played seriously. He gets pleasure out of brutally abusing other people and he even tries to kill Meg, just because she accidentally got food on his jacket. And like Jeff, [[spoiler: he also gets KilledOffForReal]].
** Chris is starting to turn into one. He is more cynical and a DeadpanSnarker and often joins Peter and Lois when it comes to abusing Meg.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': In the later years, there are multiple examples such as;
** Bloo, who becomes a bigger jerk each week, though he seemed to be leveling off at the end. However, in a subversion, it is explained that the others (or at least, the management) only put up with this because they have an obligation to, and are frequently glad to be rid of him. In the official comic-strips, he's at least a bit less jerky and more lovable in general. As in the pilot TV-movie. The TV movie (where Wilt is trying to find his original creator) implies that the "negative" aspects of the imaginary friends are an unconscious SecretTestOfCharacter for their kids: Wilt's ExtremeDoormat-ness encouraged his boy to be a better sportsman (I think) while Eduardo's meekness made his girl - a future policewoman who dreamed him up to be ''her'' protector - be more courageous. Thus, Bloo's Jerkassness shows Mac how ''not'' to treat [[strike: his friends]] everybody.
** Mac's older brother Terrance (makes his little brother's life hell), Dutchess (thankless, demanding, and arrogant), Jackie Khones (Bloo 2.0 basically), and Mr. Herriman (apathetic to the house's problems and almost tyrannical in management).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Bender. In "A Pharaoh to Remember", Bender, Leela and Fry are trapped on a ancient Egyptian planet where Bender encourages the overseers to whip the slaves (which include Leela and Fry) more and work them harder. This goes on to where he starts ordering people worked to death to construct a monument to himself. Bender's callousness reached such extremes at times it led even the Robot Devil himself to be taken aback.
** Zapp Brannigan. He sends waves after waves of his men to their deaths, often sits back whilst doing so, and is a sexist perverted pig who has manipulated women into bed with him. He is also very cruel to his lieutenant Kif as he frequently treats Kif like a slave.
** The Professor himself agrees when Fry describes him as a "senile, amoral crackpot". He gleefully sends the crew to very dangerous missions (many of his previous employees died because of this). ''The Sting'' shows he's sent multiple crews on the same mission and each time they died.
** Hermes Conrad also counts. He is a huge bully towards Zoidberg as he often utters racist slurs towards Zoidberg, deducts his paychecks for no reason, and hates Zoidberg for reasons that he doesn't even bother to explain. He also considered blowing the entire Planet Express Crew out of an airlock in one episode and after he decided to become a cyborg, went into deeper levels of jerkassery.
** Leo and Inez Wong. Not only are they greedy, and self-centered ranch/casino owners who frequently mistreat the native Martians who have to work for them. Not to mention their [[AbusiveParents treatment of Amy]], which only starts with them always being happy to remind her how tubby she used to be just to make her miserable. Leo himself is one of the villains for the movie "Into the wild Green Yonder" where he tries to wipe out ''12% of the milky way'' for a ''miniature golf course''.
** The head of Richard Nixon. He cheats in presidential elections, acts like a tyrannical dictator, has attempted to commit genocide on all the robots as a quick solution to global warming, and clamped an embargo on Omicron Persei 8 just because its ruler's son accidentally misfired a gun at a headless clone of Agnew.
** Ndnd is one towards her husband, Lrrr the ruler of Omicron Persei 8. All she basically does is nag and verbally abuse him all the time as in "Lrrencocilable Ndndifferences" she goes as far and hit him over the head with a frying pan and kick him out of their palace house just because he botched an invasion on Earth and got her a gift consisting of a J.J Abrams face mask and she even gets away with all of this without receiving any punishment whatsoever.
%% * Beef, the alien JerkJock from ''WesternAnimation/GalaxyHigh''.
* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'': Pete. His hobbies include screwing over his neighbor - including taking credit for things his neighbor did and getting his neighbor in trouble for things he did - taking away everything he can get his hands on from all the people around him, acting like he's ungrateful for his wife whether he is or not, being rude and insulting to everyone except usually his daughter and sometimes his wife, scamming people out of their money at his HonestJohnsDealership, [[ConsummateLiar lying to people]] in order to [[ManipulativeBastard get them to do his bidding]], being a {{Hypocrite}}, and [[AbusiveParents deliberately mistreating his son in myriad ways]] including but not limited to treating him (and occasionally his friend, too) like a slave. This is what is done with his character in a series where the setting means he can't be a "villain" in the traditional sense.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** The Author/[[spoiler: Stan's brother]] is revealed to be a pretty big jerk; he allows [[spoiler: his brother to be disowned for accidentally ruining his project, even though it was an accident and may not have been his fault at all. He doesn't contact him again for another ten years. When he comes, Stanley assumes he called for him in order to set up a reconciliation, but all he wants is to make Stanley take care of a menial task for him, even wording the request in such a way so as to raise his hopes and then send them crashing back down. Finally, when Stanley points out it would be much easier to simply burn the journal he flips out because it contains his research even though he doesn't want anyone to ever see it anyway. That's the last straw, starting a fight that gets him accidentally sent to another dimension. When Stanley devotes the next thirty years of his life to getting his brother back, he doesn't even get a thank you for his efforts. Instead, Stanford tells him he has until the end of summer to get off his property. Stanley agrees on the condition that Stanford keep away from the twins, because he doesn't want them in danger since they're the only family he has left.]] Since his initial appearance, however, the show has {{Deconstructed}} his nature as a Jerkass somewhat. Many of his most dickish moments are due to PoorCommunicationKills and [[spoiler:thirty years dimension-hopping]] basically destroyed his social skills. Not to mention that when he comes back he has legitimate concerns that TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is coming. He later shows a soft side towards Dipper and really cares for him. The end picture is a flawed individual with a good heart, left bitter by the circumstances of his life.
** The Northwest family, Gravity Falls' wealthiest bloodline and one that built their home and family foundation on lying, cheating, and stealing. They teach it to their children and commemorate their evil deeds in painting form. [[JerkAssFacade Pacifica is the only exception to the rule.]]
** [[BigBad Bill Cipher]] is without question the biggest Jerkass in the show. Not only is he a [[AxCrazy depraved, sadistic psychopath]], he often cracks [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor dark jokes;]] [[DudeNotFunny many of which come at the expense of others]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'':
** Mandy is an outright VillainProtagonist who constantly belittles Billy and Grim, her supposed "best friends," and treats them like her slaves. In one episode, where Billy and Grim put the cursed Mask of the Beast on her in an attempt to force her to be nice to them, it's shown that even trying to do the simplest of nice things for someone is nearly impossible for Mandy, to the extent that she finds it physically difficult just to say "please."
** Mindy, the school's local AlphaBitch, constantly torments Mandy in a verbal manner (In fact, her catchphrase is "LOSER!") and taking it all in stride. Thankfully, she's also one of the show's regular victims of whatever supernatural power is at hand in the episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':
** In the first season, Harold was an obnoxious bully that loved to mock and push around Arnold. Though he's become more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold in later seasons.
** Iggy was a huge jerk to Arnold for refusing to accept Arnold's apology for having everything go wrong and hold a grudge for months, and later having Arnold humiliate himself so he can be off the hook.
** Arguably the biggest one on the show is Curly, who's constantly stalking his crush, Rhonda, and causing all sorts of chaos for his amusement.
* ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'': Mortimer Mouse has always been a total douchebag in all Mickey Mouse cartoons that feature him. His jerkassery is especially notable in the Mickey [=MouseWorks=] shorts. WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse reused a lot of those shorts in between the show's framing device of Mickey and his friends running an entertainment club. Mortimer pretty much devotes all his time to trying to make Mickey look like a fool and attempting to get into Minnie's pants even though she is clearly only in love with Mickey. In fact, the [=MouseWorks=] short "Mickey's Rival Returns" had him make the dick move of convincing Minnie that Mickey only sees her as a trophy, while the House of Mouse episode "Mickey and the Culture Clash" had him manipulate Mickey and Minnie into breaking up and nearly succeeding.
%% * The Tallest in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' are both huge jerkasses, with Zim being one occasionally as well.
* Many of the antagonists from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' are extremely unscrupulous and mean.
** Eric Raymond is a CorruptCorporateExecutive who tries every underhanded tactic he can to prevent Jem and the Holograms from beating him and the Misfits, even if his methods put people's lives at risk.
** Eric Raymond's lackey Zipper is little more than a thug with no redeeming qualities.
** Every member of the Misfits except [[TokenGoodTeammate Stormer]] is a self-centered bitch willing to do whatever they can to sabotage Jem and the Holograms.
** Clash is a complete egomaniac who always tries to upstage her cousin Video and is also prone to making things hard for Jem and the Holograms.
** The Stingers are all manipulative jerks who take great pleasure in using people to get what they want and casting them aside when they're no longer needed.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'':
** The Weavils are an [[AlwaysChaoticEvil entire race]] of completely obnoxious rat-like creatures. And then there's [[TheCaligula Lucius]], who considers it his duty to keep everyone in Miseryville...well, miserable. While he doesn't do as good of a job as he prides himself (thanks to Jimmy), he manages to carry [[EvilIsPetty his cruelty into his private life]], particularly surrounding his son, [[InadequateInheritor Beezy]] and [[ButtMonkey Samy]]. He's also constantly [[ButtMonkey harmed and humiliated]] though, so he's [[TheDevilIsALoser kinda pathetic at the same time]].
** Lucius' father Lucius Heinous VI is eviler than his son. He wouldn't even give Lucius VII cake on his birthday and flooded the entire city for fun when he got unfrozen for the first time in years.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': Aquaman takes his role as King of Atlantis very seriously to the point of all out xenophobia, such as torpedoing a U.S. Navy submarine and being perfectly willing to let its crew drown. He gets better with some help from the Justice League, but he's still very much a jerk.
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'':
** In most episodes, June can be one of these. She's usually bossy, demanding, and pretty nasty to Henry AKA ''her best friend''.
** Same with [[WesternAnimation/StickinAround Stacy Stickler]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
** [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] is a complete jerk to everyone, even to his friends (though there are [[TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moments where he does care for them]]). Examples of jerkassery include setting a building on fire with two of his best friends inside, writing a mean anonymous letter to Kaeloo which brings her to tears and [[ItMakesSenseInContext sending Quack Quack to Hell]] for no reason.
** [[AlphaBitch Pretty]] also counts as one. She spends half an episode torturing Kaeloo, who is overly conscious about her body, by making fun of her looks. When Stumpy [[SecurityCling jumps into her arms]] after he thinks he saw a rattlesnake, she throws him on the floor and wipes her feet on him. And she rejoices when the main four are presumed dead in one episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Not as much as ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy,'' but there's still a lot of them nonetheless:
** Most notably Hank's racist Laotian neighbor, Khan, who just wants to show up Hank, and Hank's racist, misogynist father, Cotton, who outright refused to tell his son he loved him. [[spoiler: Even on his deathbed.]] To be fair to Khan, there are times that he shows that he isn't a complete Jerkass. Cotton is certainly the worse one. Kahn is also revealed to be bipolar, making him more of a JerkassWoobie.
** Peggy believes herself to be superior to everyone she knows in every way, and uses it as an excuse to talk down to, insult and generally be a total dick to everyone around her. Almost everyone she meets outside the main cast quickly grow to dislike her and within the main cast it is heavily implied, if not outright stated, that they don't like her and only associate with her due to living right by her or by proxy of Hank. Dale has bluntly stated he hates her, Bill is in love with her (he is shown to have masochistic tendencies), and Boomhauer is never actually shown speaking to her. When involved in a competition that she will likely lose, rather than admit defeat she will almost always make sure that everyone loses (regardless of how unlikely she is to win from the get go) or lie, back stab, blackmail or use any other unethical or illegal means to give herself the win.
** Dale counts for his belligerent heckling of his friends, among other things.
** Hank has his moments of being a jerkass. Particularly when he's confronted by things he doesn't understand (which is quite a large list). Or when Bobby has hobbies and interests that he doesn't agree with (which tends to overlap with the 'things he doesn't understand' list).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Tarrlok & Tahno. Tarrlok is cruel, manipulative and [[spoiler:uses his bloodbending to capture Korra and put her in a box.]] Tahno is an [[JerkJock arrogant pro-bending champion]] who [[spoiler: cheats his way to victory in the pro-bending final.]]
%% * Tim's Boss in ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfTim''.
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': The local AlphaBitch Mertle goes out of her way to make fun of Lilo and exclude her.
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** Michigan J. Frog has been a Jerkass for his entire existence, screwing around with people by singing and dancing, and then making them look crazy by acting like a normal frog when they try to get other people to see it. Later on, his jerkass tendencies got even stronger in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', where he taunts (in song) a turtle trying to get away from [[AndCallHimGeorge Elmyra]], and as mascot for TheWB, where, in early promos, he'd straight up [[YouSuck insult the viewers]] while praising the WB as an escape from [[YouSuck their crappy lives]]. [[ComedicSociopathy And he's hilarious]].
** Daffy Duck, especially after his {{Flanderization}} into a ButtMonkey and {{Narcissist}}.
** Foghorn Leghorn can be the very picture of jerkassery, as a loudmouthed prankster.
** Even Bugs Bunny has his moments at times, [[ScrewySquirrel especially early on]].
** Yosemite Sam. He was created largely to get the audience to root for Bugs.
** Plenty of one/two shot characters are this, too. Ali Bama, Giovanni Jones, Bruno The Bear, and Hercules The Construction Worker to name a few.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''
** K'nuckles counts. He is basically a washed up sailor who is often self absorbed and gives out bad advice to Flapjack. He's willing to cause a mermaid's health to deteriorate just to get to candied island and push people off ladders before Low Tides day.
** Bubbie also counts as well. She frequently yells and berates K'nuckles even at times when he does not deserve it as he's often Flapjack's whipping boy due to her biased belief that Flapjack is an angel who can do no wrong. One episode even revealed that she swallowed a lady named Ruth whole due to loving her pies and this forced Ruth to stay in Bubbie's stomach until old age. Bubbie also told Flapjack that spying is wrong yet she was hypocritically doing it herself.
** Peppermint Larry became one through {{Flanderization}}.
** Dock Hag. She loves giving out tickets towards Flapjack and K'nuckles even for minor offenses and was seen laughing at them while doing it and she often insults them although K'nuckles is her favorite victim of hers due to the fact that she has a crush on him.
** Most of the people of Stormalong Harbor are this. Many of them are pirates who act savagely and deal out DisproportionateRetribution.
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'': Jamie has all of two PetTheDog moments in the entire series. It is often implied that he brings absolutely nothing to the table in his friendship with Coop, and that he has no skills of his own, yet despite that he is a jerk with a superiority complex who insults his comrades, hits on women, and schemes for his own profit.
* A good amount of ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' characters are well, jerkasses. One of the worse is the family of Pickles. They prefer his deadbeat con-artist older son over their more successful(as in fixing the economy successful) son. They almost never got any comeuppance, well, except for when Pickles told Molly(his mother) to go fuck herself.
%% * The AlphaBitch Portia from ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB''.
%% * Teddy Thaur in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterAllergy'' when it comes to be a show-off.
* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'': Clay, the main character Orel's father, who is initially viewed (at least in [[CheerfulChild Orel's eyes]]) in a sympathetic (or at least tolerable) light, but is ultimately a pathetic, blundering, selfish jackass who even crosses the MoralEventHorizon at one point or another. His "crowning moment" of jerkassery and MoralEventHorizon was when he [[spoiler:drunkenly shot Orel on a hunting trip and proceeded to blame it on Orel with a series of unconnected lies.]] He stood there insulting Orel to bring him down, ending with him [[spoiler: starting to walk away, turning around and saying "And I'm GLAD I shot you!"]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'': Ratty combines this trope with YouDirtyRat. Could might as well be {{Justified|Trope}}, since he's always trying to one up Bogus with little to no success and more often than not will treat his sidekick [[MoleMiner Mole]] like dirt.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'': Most of the negative personality characters tend to be this, but the [[MeaningfulName appropriately-named]] [[FrenchJerk Mr. Rude]] stands out the most.
* ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'': There were times when Skeeter could become a huge jerkass rival to Piggy. Two big examples are when she gleefully watches Piggy get blamed for a snack theft she and brother Scooter actually did, and when the group puts on a performance of "Literature/SnowWhite" and she forces Piggy to be the Evil Queen while she plays Snow White (which includes getting a kiss from Kermit, no less).
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Discord, of the JerkassGods variety, being the malevolent spirit of chaos, loves to corrupt other ponies for sheer entertainment. And he's hilarious too. Being an {{expy}} of [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]] (even being played by [[Creator/JohnDeLancie the same actor]]) Discord veers into AffablyEvil. As of Season 3, Discord has been officially reformed. However, he still seems every bit the jerkass. The only reason he unfreezes Applejack's farm is for Fluttershy's sake (Rather than because it's the right thing to do, or to save the Apple family), and even in the end he promises to only use his magic for good, but then mumbles "Most of the time..."
** The Flim-Flam brothers, traveling sales ponies nonpareil.
** Bon-Bon seems to be a bit of a jerkass. Whether she's avenging herself on Apple Bloom for an attempted scam by demanding every apple from the stand for free, pretending not to know Rarity because she's not the now-famous Fluttershy, or bullying the latter like many others at times. she can be really unpleasant though most of Bon-Bon's actions were [[DependingOnTheWriter either speculations or were justified.]]
** The teenage dragons from Dragon Quest.
** Trixie initially was a jerk flank during 'Boast Busters' and the majority of 'Magic Duel'. An egotistical, showboating narcissist, she was the ShadowArchetype of [[HumbleHero Twilight Sparkle]], Rarity and [[LovableJock Rainbow]] [[JerkWithAHeartofGold Dash.]] However, Magic Duel's epilogue showed a redeemed Trixie almost renouncing her former ways. Then she promptly referred to herself as "The Great and Apologetic Trixie", showing she's still got Jerkass tendencies.
** [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] and [[BetaBitch Silver Spoon]] are jerks, especially to the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Until "Crusaders of the Lost Mark", where it's revealed Diamond was raised to be one by her mother Spoiled Rich, whose attitude is much more snobbish than Diamond's.
** Gilda was quite literally the original jerk of the show in ''Griffon the Brush Off''. An arrogant, crude griffon and a former friend of Rainbow Dash, she was actually a ShadowArchetype of both [[LovableJock Rainbow]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Dash]] and [[ThePrankster Pinkie]] [[SweetTooth Pie]] who was cruel to most everypony else, especially [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]]. However, her [[TheBusCameBack return]] in ''The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone'' gave her more sympathetic points and revealed she is actually more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, eventually making amends to both Dash and Pinkie after saving their lives.
** Sunset Shimmer from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' and its sequels started out as this. She was originally prideful, arrogant, and acted stuck up and rude towards her peers. However, thanks to CharacterDevelopment, [[TookALevelInKindness she takes a level in kindness ]] and becomes more of a nicer person by Rainbow Rocks, though she retains a bit of an edge thanks to her short temper, such as when she gets mad at Human Dimension Twilight her device causes a mishap during the second part of the Friendship Games in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', though she does end up having regrets about that since she made Human Twilight run off crying.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'': 1 and 8 are both this. 1 is a commanding coward who [[spoiler:sends 2 to his death because he is old and weak]], while 8 follows his every whim and brutishly mistreats the others, particularly 9. Both are redeemed somewhat: 8, by having the funniest scene in the movie, by getting "high" by putting a magnet to his head, and 1, more seriously, in [[spoiler:a HeroicSacrifice to save 9 and help destroy the Fabricator. RedemptionEqualsDeath in both cases.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/NumbChucks'': Buford is a complete asshole to nearly everyone and seems to hate Dilweed and Fungus. He won't even help his grandmother with the groceries because he's too lazy playing video games.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Lucy Van Pelt could be one of the pioneers of this trope as far as western animation is concerned. She truly believes that the world is ending any time Charlie Brown actually does something right. One of her worst acts is from "It's Your First Kiss Charlie Brown" near the middle during their football game they have to score a field goal in order to win the game and Charlie Brown begs her not to pull away the football which she had been doing throughout the game, she promises she won't and just as he's about to she pulls it away like usual costing them the game, later at the after party she mocks and yells at Charlie Brown like nearly everyone else even though the entire thing was HER FAULT in the first place.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}'': Boyd, a bully who goes out of his way to pick on the paraplegic protagonist, even resorting to spying on him to catch him at something embarrassing for material. He has what appears to be an EvenEvilHasStandards that prevents him from attacking Pelswick physically, but this embodies the same condescension Pelswick doesn't like from the people who have ''good'' intentions.
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'', although [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold she usually learned her lesson]], at least [[AesopAmnesia by the end of the episode]]
* Deliberately averted with ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': They kinda broke the "no idiots or jerks" policy with some characters, though:
** Suzy, though, has to be among the worst. She rarely gets punishment from tourmenting many characters, as well as pretending to be a saint towards her brother, Jeremy.
** Peter the Panda.
--->'''Dr. Doofenshmirtz''': Peter the Panda? You were disassembling my Freezinator ray? While I was singing about my feelings? You! You're dead to me!
** Doofenshmirtz's parents were not the nicest parents to Doof. They named their dog "Only Son", made HIM be the lawn gnome whilst NOT MOVING AN INCH, made him wear dresses, [[BeyondTheImpossible did not show up for his FREAKING BIRTH]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking did not let him swim in public pools]], and only ignore him over his brother Roger.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
** Princess is this ''and'' a spoiled brat taken UpToEleven. She has a disturbing LackOfEmpathy for a kindergarten-aged girl, throws temper tantrums to her "daddy" when she doesn't get her way and when someone says "no" to her, and doesn't hesitate to step on people to get what she wants, and then she wonders why she is never allowed to be a Powerpuff girl.
** [[HairTriggerTemper Fuzzy Lumpkins]], [[TeensAreMonsters the Gang Green Gang]], [[{{Satan}} Him]], [[BitchInSheepsClothing Sedusa]], and a few other villains count.
** Mike Birkowski from the episode, ''Cop Out'' is a lazy and selfish cop who gets fired for those reasons, then acts like a major {{Hypocrite}} by blaming the Powerpuff Girls for stealing all the work from hard-working cops, considering the fact he would just eat donuts, and sitting around.
** Dick Hardly was an even ''bigger'' example. The guy starts off as a jerk and then turns into a monster (figuratively and literally). The guy tricks the girls into giving him Chemical X to create knockoff girls so he can make more money. When he was confronted by the girls for this stunt, he swallows the Chemical X and turns into a monster, and then attempts to drain the Chemical X from the girls, while the ''professor is watching them die''. He was the only villain on the show to ''die.''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'': Buttercup ''really'' lives up to the first four letters[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke B-U-T-T]][[/note]] of her name in this series.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' has Alfe. He is loud and obnoxious in almost every sense of the words, has mocked Roba on several occasions, is unsympathetic, and yet [[CreatorsPet never seem to get called out on his actions, and almost always solves the problem]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', has a lot of jerks, to say the least. Let's begin, shall we?:
** Put ButtMonkey and this trope together, and you have Oscar Proud in nutshell. Sometimes he ''does'' deserve it, but he could double as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold too, DependingOnTheWriter.
** Dijonay and Lacienega counts, as they double for KarmaHoudini for receiving little consequences for being terrible friends to Penny,
** Wizard Kelly as well, as he makes even [[TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]] a run for his money for being one to [[TheChewToy Oscar]], bragging about his loss.
** Sugar Mama to Oscar, as she rarely shows affection for him. the talking baby,
** The Gross Sisters has rarely get punishment from bullying the other teens, Penny included
** The talking baby, Trudy, and sometimes even ''Zoey'', of all people, could be this to either Penny or Oscar.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'':
** Lawson, the resident JerkJock.
** Gelman was this for most of the series, usually picking on Gus for no reason ''at all''. In "A Great State Fair", he pulls a HeelFaceTurn.
** The Ashleys. While the girls do sometimes have their LovableAlphaBitch moments, they're usually stuck-up jerks. Ashley Q. shows this the most
** Randall Weemes, who likes to get the gang in trouble ForTheEvulz.
** Most of the adults (sans Miss Grotke) in season one.
** Becky Detweiler, T.J.'s big sister, is this and a BrattyTeenageDaughter. She gets beter at the end of ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', but goes back to her normal ways in the sequel, ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
** King Bob slipped into this territory on occasion, most notably in "The Rules" and "Pharaoh Bob"
** The worst ones are Dr. Slicer from "Prickly Is Leaving", Mayor Fitzhugh from "The Biggest Trouble Ever" and Mr. White from "The Story of Whomps" (but '''''especially''''' Dr. Slicer).
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
** Benson, in a "uptight boss" sense. He's kind of iffy, considering how incredibly stressed out he is. And let's face it, Mordecai and Rigby are pretty awful at their jobs. But he does constantly yell at them and sometimes threatens to fire them for stupid reasons.
** Rigby is an even bigger one, as he's constantly slacking off and acting like a conceited manchild. Especially in the episode "Don", when his little brother, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Don]] wants to know why Rigby is mean to him. Rigby straight up tells him, "You were born!"
** While they do have some more Jerkass moments, a bigger jerkass in the show is Muscle Man... But he took a level in kindness to JerkWithAHeartOfGold, leaving Rigby as one of the biggest jackasses on the show.
** Mr. Maellard is even worse than Benson. He's Benson's boss who often blames him for all the problems in the park, and refuses to take responsibility for any damages caused by Mordecai and Rigby; despite willingly paying for anything he breaks since he believes he's rich and can do so.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'':
** Ren is a greedy hothead who constantly berates Stimpy; and in the Adult Party Cartoon version, he's flanderized into a sociopath that hurts animals for fun.
** George Liquor. He is a combination of jerkass and AxCrazy, whose treatment of animals is despicable.
** Victor is the worst one.
* Todd and the AlphaBitch Sierra [=McCool=] from ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements''.
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''
** Rick Sanchez is often seen as a man who is selfish and wiling to cause destruction for his own self benefit. He is a bad influence on his grandson Morty and is willing to slap an innocent alien in the face and make that alien cry for no reason at all, which is exactly what he did in the pilot episode. His criminal record is vast with it consisting of him enjoying watching people kill each other for his amusement, putting an entire dimension into an apocalypse and refusing to fix it all while creating a replacement dimension for him and Morty to move into all because he was too lazy to fix the situation.
** Beth Smith, in addition to the contemptuous tone of voice she sometimes uses for her kids, really held the JerkassBall in "Pickle Rick" when she and Rick [[spoiler: mock family therapy as useless and ignore the kids to make plans for drinks at Shoney's]]. Jerry also clearly sees her as the Alpha Bitch and pants-wearer in their marriage, as seen in "Big Trouble in Little Sanchez" [[spoiler: where Jerry's projection of how he thinks about her is a vicious monster]]
** Jerry Smith is in these levels as well. He is shown to be mean towards dogs, especially towards Morty's dog Snuffles and also made a huge scene where he tried to weasel his way out of donating his private parts to an alien civil rights leader who needed them for a new heart and after that, Jerry hypocritically changed his mind and held an entire room filled with surgeons hostage so he could force them to remove his private parts, which was unsuccessful.
* Kanawk from ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotix}}'' is an outright despicable individual. As if siding with the evil Terrakors isn't enough to make him vile, he also steals the already low supply of food from humans allied with the Protectons just to spite them!
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower''
** Otto Rocket. He's arrogant, cocky, and so full of himself. He loves to brag about his skills and puts down anyone who is inferior to him. And when he's on the inferior side himself, he throws a hissy fit and refuses to admit that someone is better than him at something.
** Reggie, while nowhere near Otto's level of jerkassness, has her moments where she can be just as insufferable.
** Merv Stimpleton is another example of this, seeing as how ill-tempered he is during the four friends' shenanigans and cuts them and Ray very little slack.
** And the biggest one of them all is Twister's older brother Lars, who not only picks on Twister, but is also just as much of a CompetitionFreak as Otto. Lars' gang could count as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'':
** Ed Bighead definitely qualifies. He's an insufferable asshole who mostly deserves most of the retribution he receives regularly.
** Heffer and Filburt can become this at times for [[WithFriendsLikeThese the way they treat Rocko]] in some episodes.
** And let's not forget Rocko's cruel boss Mr. Smitty, who once made Rocko stay up all night to fix a minor flaw on each of many of the same comics.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': Angelica plays this trope straight, from childhood to the ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' episodes. She is ''really'' willing to manipulate the other characters to get what she wants.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'' has the Fox twins Ferdy and Freddy. They're a pair of pranksters who see no wrong in wreaking havoc in Nutwood and are always mocking the main character Rupert Bear. The Fox twins are notably the only characters that [[NiceGuy Rupert]] is not on good terms with.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'':
** Both [[SpeechImpairedAnimal Scooby]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Velma]] have become repulsively oafish owing to their being in a FriendVersusLover triangle with [[LovableCoward Shaggy]] as the apex. Although they usually only act that way when the triangle drives either the plot or sub-plot.
** Mayor Jones puts local tourism first and the well-being of his son, Fred, a distant second. The town's main squeeze for tourism is when people dress up as monsters and cause property damage or even harm to others. By episode 13, you'll be expecting him to cross the MoralEventHorizon soon. [[spoiler:And he does in episode 26.]]
** Professor Pericles is even worse, he manipulates everyone else including Jones so he could serve the [[SealedEvilInACan Niberu]], including using slave labor and backstabbing his own gang for the treasure and [[spoiler: murdering Hot Dog Water in cold blood]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow'': Professor Professor fills this trope through his childish behavior, his penchant for pulling practical jokes in times of danger, never actually testing his highly dangerous inventions, always leaving out crucial information until the moment, or, oft times, after it's needed, and sending the agents out on random missions. The worst thing he's done is sent them to the "Bermuda Trapezoid" into a fight to the death which ended up with the agents almost being killed in a volcano, simply to get back the satellite that broadcasts his favorite show. However, he is such a fun character that it really doesn't end up mattering in the long run.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', being the trope namer, has to be included due to having a ''tremendous'' number of them:
** In the first 8 seasons, Homer was this in small doses. From Seasons 9-12, when Mike Scully ran the show, he was practically at 100% with this trope. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d again in "Mommy Beerest", Homer: "Dah duhh, that's me, Jerkass Homer".
** Bart has slipped into jerkass territory as of late. While he has his share of mischief, he usually means no harm to the victims of his pranks and does try to make it up if it goes too far. Nowadays, Bart's pranks either are borderline physically harming people or completely overstep them and he does all for the sake of getting a cheap laugh or getting out of homework.
--->'''Lisa''': Bart, you would really ruin Mom and Dad's marriage just to get out of a little homework?\\
'''Bart''': Hey, hey! I would end all life on this planet if it would get me out of learning fractions.\\
'''Lisa''': Fractions aren't so hard. All you have to do is find a lowest common denominator. For example, one-half plus one-third is four--\\
'''Bart''': '''End...All...Life...On...This...Planet!'''
** Marge is hardly a saint either. One of the worst examples is Marge's line in the Season 17 episode "Bart Has Two Mommies" about Bart "sucking" at soccer. It really felt out of character and a horrible thing for Marge to say. It wouldn't have been as bad if we didn't then see Bart standing behind her, crying.
** Lisa is prone to this at times, usually when she tries to force her own personal beliefs on everyone else.
** Flanders became one in later seasons when he evolved from a kind god-loving neighbor into a religious {{Hypocrite}} who openly mocked other religions but wouldn't take any criticism himself.
** Helen Lovejoy, who's always criticizing Homer and Marge and is often gossiping and snooping on others, while doing nothing to help them.
** Comic Book Guy, who's a [[InsufferableGenius snobby]] and [[FatBastard overweight]] shopkeeper of the Android's Dungeon, a comic book store that Bart often shops at. He overprices his comics, insults others that aren't of his IQ level, and even acts like a jerk to Bart and Milhouse even after they saved his life from a heart attack.
** ''The entire town'' can be a town full of jerkasses. This is lampshaded in "The Boys of Bummer" episode in a billboard that says "Meaniest City in America."
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** The show has tons of jerks with the most well-known being, Eric Cartman. Possibly his Crowning Moment of Jerkassery: spending a huge inheritance on an amusement park, refusing to open it to the public, then running TV advertisements telling everyone that they can't come. Cartman examples could fill several pages, but the episode "Awesome-O" really stands out. Butters generally treats Cartman at least better than Stan and Kyle (though he has admitted not liking him much) and has never actively done anything to hurt him, or anybody. For no reason other than having material to humiliate Butters with (because he seems to get a kick out of taking advantage of Butters' naiveté), Cartman pretends to be Butters' new robot friend to find out his secrets. He doesn't feel guilty about it at any point either. That particular scheme however, backfired in several ways.
** Stan's dad Randy was Flanderized into one as seasons passed, devolving into a spoilt, irrational ManChild who often disregards his son to [[SeriousBusiness erupt into chaos]] over ''everything''.
** Kyle's dad Gerald can be one. Being a lawyer has given him several other opportunities to choose the side that pays better over his own son, and he's been a jerk in other ways on occasion (like in "Smug Alert"). [[spoiler: Taken UpToEleven in Season 20 when he decides to start trolling women for fun.]]
** Kyle's mom Sheila at times. Her overzealous attempts to make a "safer environment" for the town's kids involving starting a war with Canada and trying to kill Terrance and Phillip in cold blood. She can also be rather overbearing to her son, at times, to the point he is shown to be outright terrified of her.
** Chef explains to Stan in "Kenny Dies" that [[JerkassGods God is one of these]]:
--->'''Chef:''' Stan, sometimes God takes those closest to us, because it makes him feel better about himself. He is a very vengeful God, Stan. He's all pissed off about something we did thousands of years ago. He just can't get over it, so he doesn't care who he takes. Children, puppies, it don't matter to him, so long as it makes us sad. Do you understand?\\
'''Stan:''' But then, why does God give us anything to start with?\\
'''Chef:''' Well, look at it this way: if you want to make a baby cry, first you give it a lollipop. Then you take it away. If you never give it a lollipop to begin with, then it would have nothin' to cry about. That's like God, [[GodIsEvil who gives us life and love and help just so that he can tear it all away and make us cry, so he can drink the sweet milk of our tears. You see, it's our tears, Stan, that give God his great power.]]
** Stephen and Linda Stotch are AbusiveParents who seem to take joy in grounding poor Butters, Stephen especially, and they [[DisproportionateRetribution sometimes threaten to do so for stupid reasons, like having nightmares or being the ugliest kid in school.]] In addition, they were willing to sell their own son to Paris Hilton. As Paris offered 200 million dollars for him, while Stephen asked for 250 million dollars.
** Butters' grandma, as [[PsychopathicManchild she bullies Butters for her amusement.]] This was deliberate, setting the message that people you might never suspect might be bullies - and the elderly are not exempt from being petty and cruel.
** [=PC=] Principal, a politically correct [[{{Fratbro}} frat boy]] who takes over as principal for South Park Elementary in Season 19. He's very violent and threatens anyone that disagrees with him with several weeks detention. His jerkish tendencies are toned down in Season 20 however.
** Saddam Hussein is worse than Cartman. He's very abusive in his relationship with Satan, and he thinks he's higher than everyone else. He also once took the power of Canada as a tyrannical Prime Minister, forcing the Broflovski family to almost lose Ike, and later he kills Kenny for no reason, than to prove how evil he is.
%% * Jokey Smurf from ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' with his constant pranks.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'': Everyone but especially Space Ghost himself, a petty, megalomaniacal SmallNameBigEgo who regularly abuses his co-hosts and sometimes murders his guests. [[ComedicSociopathy It's that sort of show.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
** [=SpongeBob=] is usually a ditzy NiceGuy, but he occasionally lapses into being a jerk, especially in the post-movie seasons. The most infamous example of this is in "A Pal for Gary", where he chews out his pet snail for being mean to Puffy Fluffy even when it's clear that the new pet is actively trying to harm Gary.
** Mr. Krabs has a lot more jerkass moments than [=SpongeBob=]. He's wrecked [=SpongeBob=]'s house, eaten him when he was shipped back home after a failed attempt to infiltrate Pearl's slumber party, tried to tear a guy's arm off over a ''penny'', stole a $1.25 secret ingredient and tried to frame [=SpongeBob=] for it, and sold [=SpongeBob=]'s soul to the Flying Dutchman for 62 cents after [=SpongeBob=] stood up for him. Even ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards Squidward]]'', who hates [=SpongeBob=] enough to let it happen, called him out on the last one, not believing that Mr. Krabs could be ''THAT'' big of a jerkass, and Krabs himself realizes he went too far there and throws the money back. It only gets worse as the seasons go on where Krabs does anything in his power to get money even if it involves causing extreme misfortune for others (The Krabby Kronicle and The Krusty Sponge are prime examples of this) and let's not even get started on what [[KnightTemplar Krabs does to Plankton in the later seasons]]. For the most part, the callousness of Mr Krabs's and everyone else's character (everyone is a jerkass at times) is a case of DependingOnTheWriter; they can shift back to their more likable early characterizations at times, though when they play this trope, they play it ''very straight''. How worse you ask? One time, he fired [=SpongeBob=] because he would save 5 cents, yes, canning his best employee to save 5 cents [[SarcasmMode is a great idea.]]
** Squidward. Sure- he isn't a bad guy, and it's understandable ''WHY'' he would be bothered by [=SpongeBob=]'s antics, but his treatment of [=SpongeBob=] goes into jerkass territory quite often. There are even some occasions where he's mean to [=SpongeBob=] for no justifiable reason, like making [=SpongeBob=] cry in the Christmas special by shattering his belief in Santa or the April Fool's Day special, in which he played a horribly cruel prank on [=SpongeBob=], which resulted in the poor guy bursting into tears and running home, sobbing. Squidward is still a good person, shown by how he was remorseful a little while later, but he's still a jerk for not only performing that prank, but ''LAUGHING'' at [=SpongeBob=] while the prank was happening.
** Squilliam is a bigger example. He's Squidward without his redeeming qualities. He makes Squidward look like a saint. Squilliam takes pride in trying to humiliate Squidward, only to be HoistByHisOwnPetard.
** Patrick becomes one of these any time he gets a taste of power or some sort of reassurance of his "genius" abilities. (The episode where he gets a boat, when he becomes king, the time when his parents come over, etc.) Sometimes he becomes one with no catalyst involved, and other times is one while thinking he's still his happy self.
** Plankton, when he's the main villain, he'll be as mean as he is evil.
** Mrs. Puff grabs the JerkassBall on "Demolition Doofus" when she attempts to ''murder'' [=SpongeBob=].
** A few other one time characters, like Bubble Bass from the episode, "Pickles" where he makes [=SpongeBob=] think he forgot to put pickles on his Krabby Patty, thus getting a refund from Mr. Krab, and breaking [=SpongeBob=].
** Kevin C. Cucumber from the episode, "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"; he's the leader of the Jelly Spotters, a group of jellyfish enthaustists, and he looks down on [=SpongeBob=], even asking him to perform some "tests", because he wants to see [=SpongeBob=] hurt himself.
** Flats the Flounder from the episode "The Bully" is hellbent on "kicking [=SpongeBob=]'s butt", even after [=SpongeBob=] saves his life via CPR and takes him to the hospital after an accident. He seems to have quite the reputation among the people that know him, as even his father is afraid of his threats.
* Like the live-action films, ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' gives some rather mean characters.
** The Season 1 episode, ''Trespass'', gives us Chairman Chi Cho, the greedy chairman of Pantora who doesn't like being reasonable with Talz, [[WellIntentionedExtremist considering the moon the talz live on Pantoran territory]], and declares war on them and claims it a Pantoran exclusive internal affair, not allowing Obi-Wan Kenobi to participate in the negotiations.
-->"This is now an internal affair of Pantora!"
** Tarkin was still a {{Jerkass}} in the ''Clone Wars'' series as well.
** Jedi General Pong Krell in the Umbarra Arc in Season Four. [[spoiler: It turns out his jerk personallity was intentional, as he was planning to join the Count Dooku and the CIS after sabotaging the Republic effort on Umbarra]].
** [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn Barriss Offee]]]] turns into one in the Season Five finale episodes, where she bombed the Jedi Temple and framed her best friend, Ahsoka Tano for murdering her accomplice, Letta Turmond.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Lars is a high school slacker who constantly antagonizes Steven, because he thinks Steven is lame. Though he does [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold have his more heartwarming moments]].
** [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Kevin.]] At a club, he hits on [[spoiler: Stevonnie, a fusion between 13-year old lead character Steven, and Connie, Steven's 12-year old friend. Kevin is in his late teens. Of course, he doesn't know this at the time, but continues to hit on them and try to dance with them after they made it explicitly clear they weren't interested. He runs away as soon as they unfuse. Then, months later, Kevin and Steven meet again when Kevin antagonises Steven's dad, Greg Universe at his car wash. Nitpicking Greg's washing of his expensive sports car, he then drives away without paying. After that, one thing leads to another and Stevonnie ends up against Kevin in a street race, throughout which, Kevin flirts with them, knowing they're two young kids. Then, when asked why he acts like he does, he makes up a story about having a sick younger brother, than laughs when Stevonnie believes him. He goes on to explain he acts like this because he finds it funny, and wins the race.]]
** Marty. He's a deadbeat dad who when after not seeing his son for almost a decade, [[spoiler: used his songs to promote a guacamole-flavored soda, under the pretense of bonding with him.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'': The eponymous prison is naturally filled with various characters that ''all'' exhibit this trope in some fashion. [[note]]: The creators once claimed that although there are many hardened criminals in the cast, it's the ''staff'' that actually have more issues and cruelty[[/note]]:
** Although the Warden is generally goofy and childish, he often takes advantage of Jared and mistreats him. He was also shown to have more of a sadistic streak in earlier episodes, and would think nothing of letting inmates die to provide his amusement (or become food, as in the pilot). This was toned down a bit in later seasons, when his childishness become the bigger personality trait.
** Alice purposely uses her job as a guard to inflict sexual torture on inmates or force them into being her boyfriends, and is also shown to push Jared around and mock him.
** The inmates in general can get along at times, but aren't above manipulating or ostracizing one another. Nicky, the greaser-type inmate, has been shown as a ringleader to those who pick on Ash.
** The Mistress (as female counterpart of the Warden) has her own vicious personality minus his carefree childish nature. She's shown to beat her own assistant for talking on the phone without permission, take over the Superjail for no reason other than to show up Warden (and demote him to being an inmate), and generally act like a bad-tempered snob. This seems to be subverted after she becomes a hippie.
** Lord Stingray is another example, owing to him being a CardCarryingVillain and caring little about anyone else (except if it's his pet Fang). He even reduces ''Mistress'' to tears by yelling at her and insisting on having the most control in their relationship, to where she breaks up with him.
** The Twins and their family members can count as well. The Twins orchestrate death and destruction on a whim, and [[OffingTheOffspring ate their own potential offspring]] after manipulating Alice into helping them birth him. The Triplets beat and humiliate the Twins for their own amusement, kill and capture rival species multiple times just for fun, and are implied to have abused and taken things from their younger brothers their whole lives. The Twins' father? Gleefully takes pleasure in torturing his youngest sons for the purpose of having them "study", will neglect any children who can't impress him, and once sent a vicious shapeshifting dog in his first attempt to capture said youngest (although she didn't go as far as to kill THEM, she was shown to be very efficient and uncontrollable in her violence).
** The Warden's father is shown to be a ''major'' one in flashbacks, with one particular moment depicting him forcing his son to decapitate a puppy.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Supernoobs}}'': All the members of the main cast (except Tyler, Memnock, and sometimes Roach) have had a huge amount of jerk assery in their records:
** The Noobs in particular have descended into jerk territory frequently. They are basically a group of four kids who are mostly incompetent at being superheroes and often use their battle balls for personal gain.
** Kevin Reynolds is basically the main jerk of the Noobs. He is very selfish as he often likes to use his battle ball as a toy, which often puts him and the rest of the main cast into disaster. He also frequently gives out bad advice and annoys the heck out of Memnock and Zenblock. He also ruined Memnock's dream of being an ice cream salesman by transforming himself into a cockroach and driving the customers out of the shop, although he was trying to help Shope, but what he did to Memnock through this is considered to be very cruel.
** Jennifer Shope TookALevelInJerkass from time to time, especially in "How To Care For Your Noob" when she forces Kevin to transform into a gerbil and humiliates him so she would not get an F on her science project.
** Zenblock teeters between this and JerkWithAHeartOfGold. He yells at the Noobs a lot and is very aggressive to them, although in some of these incidents it's only because they frequently annoy him. He also bullies Memnock a lot through name calling and hitting, as well as at one point farting at him, and he's never seen apologizing to Memnock for any of this.
** Rovu is mostly an arrogant virus warrior who has won seven recruiter of the year awards and likes to rub it in people's faces. He bullies Memnock and Zenblock a lot, always telling them in a condescending fashion that he's always better than them but they were able to break his winning streak.
** The Virus Creator is basically the BigBad that is shrouded in mystery, but he unleashed the virus and has hurt the lives of many innocent people through acts of bioterrorism and appears to have no good reason for doing this.
** Count Venamus also applies. He serves the virus creator and sadistically enjoys spreading the virus throughout the universe and he apparently does not have any FreudianExcuse for doing this.
** Mr. Wertz is also a huge one. He's obsessed with exposing Memnock and Zenblock's identity as aliens to the public and is willing to do anything to achieve it, which includes locking the Noobs in his own secret lab and stealing their battle balls. He also created mind control goggles for unrelated reasons and almost took over Cornbury with them. The punishments he gets for it are less that what he actually deserves as the principal refuses to fire him.
** The Incredibly Amazing Man is a very arrogant and narcissistic superhero who is very condescending towards the Noobs, is very destructive through absentmindedly wrecking up buildings and public places, and only cares about money and fame all while building his secret lair in the middle of city streets.
* ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'': Burke and Murray, the former junkyard managers before the protagonists. Every time they show up, expect them to mock and laugh at Chance and Jake.
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'': Baron, a classmate of Lance's from the military training academy of Galaluna, is an asshole to the highest order. He's a bully, he constantly gets Lance in trouble, he makes insensitive remarks about his father being deceased, and he even tries to kill Lance for winning the medal of excellence instead of him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptkeeper'': The hunter from the episode Hunted. He openly admits to the English speaking Amazonian native that he will use the animals he captured to make fur coats, rugs and fancy appetizers and not take them to a zoo as the boy hoped. The hunter tries to justify his actions by claiming his people also hunt the animals for food, but the boy retorts that they only hunt the animals for as much as they need. He also lets the hunter know that there are not as numerous as he believes and the ones he captured may be even the last of their species. Hunter's response? "Then all the better. The rarer they are the higher the price." Wow, what a total shithead. Luckily he gets his at the end of the episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'': Bushwacker Bob.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'': Vic/Spider Bytez, who spends most of his first appearance treating the Turtles like dirt and mockingly calling them "kung-fu frogs." When he's captured by the Kraang, the guys actually stop to wonder why they should risk their lives to save him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': Pretty much '''''EVERYONE''''' has desended into this trope one time or another, to the point where even the heroes had reached villanous levels:
** Everyone of the Titans has their moments (yes, even [[TookALevelInJerkass Starfire]]). Despite their differences, they are good friends to one another, but sometimes they're outright jerks. Special mention goes to Robin, an uptight jerkass who frequently abuses his teammates verbally and in some episodes physically, and Cyborg and Beast Boy, who are incredibly obnoxious and lazy, and in the episode, ''Staring Into the Future'' even try to ruin the futures of Robin, Starfire, and Raven because of their own selfish ways.
** Blackfire was described as this before her HeelFaceTurn in "Mr. Butt".
** Aqualad, who abuses his sea animals as if they were servants to the point of feeding them to the sharks just to impress Raven.
* Many engines from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' had fallen into this:
** People such as James, Sir Handel, Duncan are seen as rude, arrogant, condescending, and ill-behaved, often seen as the ones insulting the nicer and sympathetic engines having a difficult situation. They will often face LaserGuidedKarma which will [[BreakTheHaughty damage their prideful attitudes]] as well as earning a stern talking to from The Fat Controller for their behavior, which will having them learn their lessons in the end, [[AesopAmnesia at least for a while.]]
** Diesel is the most prominent example of the series thanks to his antagonism towards steam engines and finds every opportunity in making them miserable with the help of his diesel brethren such as 'Arry and Bert, who also qualify.
** The Troublesome Trucks will find every opportunity to ridicule, harass, and cause serious accidents for the engines, mostly by putting them off the rails or crash into certain objects [[ItAmusedMe just for their own amusement.]] They're one of the reasons why the engines are blamed for said accidents and never got their comeuppances, although even if they were broken into pieces during the accident, [[TooKinkyToTorture this never stops them from laughing about the fun they had in victimizing an engine.]]
** The [[MeaningfulName Spiteful]] Brake Van who caused a lot of problems for Douglas one of them being deliberately delaying his trains. Even after a hard biff from Donald, the brake van still wouldn't repent from his behavior and tries to sabotage James' train. Gradually, Douglas [[AssholeVictim pushes from behind James' train, smashing the Spiteful Brake Van in the process.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''
** Buck Tuddrussel is a huge one. He is a jerk towards Larry 3000 as he repays Larry for his kindness to him by berating him for his effeminate behavior as Tuddrussel shoved Larry into a dishwasher and set it to high heat all beacause Larry cleaned Tuddrussel's phaser guns. Tuddrussel also loves GoingNative in time eras that are undergoing historical inaccuracies p, therefore jeopardizing history by participating in the shenanigans of other historical figures all for his own selfish gain.
** Larry 3000 is hardly a saint either. He also loves participating in causing historical innaccuracies for his own self benefit, is very snarky towards other people, and at one point he made Tuddrussel sleep on the sofa just for hanging out with his ex-wife Shiela.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTofus'':
** Tidus Hubbub is a loudmouth who hates his neighbours the Tofus so much that whenever something goes on in the neighbourhood he immediately blames them. He is also antagonistic to them on a daily basis to extent that it questioned about whether or not two vicious greyhounds would be worse than him.
** Nick is a special case. Besides being TheBully, and just not any bully but the head bully, Nick is the rival of Chichi Tofu, who is a couple of years younger than him, and often antagonizing the younger boy for no real reason at all to the point that he made up a story of Chichi's older sister Lola having pretended to be drowning just so she could kiss someone.
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'':
** Jerry occasionally picked on Tom for no reason in some of the earlier cartoons, though the times where Tom is the first to start the fight far outnumber the times where Jerry attacks without being provoked. And in episodes where Jerry really goes overboard, Tom tends to win, though that doesn't change the fact that Jerry was sometimes a jerkass in retaliation.
** Tom himself is occasionally shown to [[ForTheEvulz pick on Jerry for the sheer fun of it]] (or take a little too much pleasure in his duties).
** Tom's owner Clint Clobber from the Gene Deitch shorts, he had an extremely nasty temper and beat the crap out of Tom for even the littlest offenses and he was even shown laughing at some of the cruel things he did to him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': While there is quite a bit of jerks on the show, the best examples being are [[DepravedKidsShowHost Chris]], [[AlphaBitch Heather]], [[SmugSnake Blaineley]], [[JerkJock Jo]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Scott]], [[KnightOfCerebus Mal]], [[FatBastard Sugar]], and [[BigSisterBully Amy]]. Then there’s [[ManipulativeBastard Ale]][[BitchInSheepsClothing jan]][[FauxAffablyEvil dro]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Sentinel Prime. It was to display how ironic it was that an arrogant jerk like him would [[TheNeidermeyer become a member of the Elite Guard]] when Optimus Prime, who was more competent and nicer, [[AlmightyJanitor ended up on a Space Bridge Repair crew]].
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'': Nova. Most of the cast can be pretty bad, but Nova is ridiculously overboard in this respect, being an arrogant, cocky bastard who has a a huge dislike of Spider-Man and uses any chance he can to put him down.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Dr. Venture. This is to be expected when you live in such a CrapsackWorld.
* Luther from the ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'' short "Awfully Lucky". The very beginning of the short has him steal a man's sandwich, tease a dog with the last bite before finishing the sandwich in front of it, and steal a baby's milk bottle to wash it down. It's almost as if they wanted to make sure that the audience wouldn't feel sorry for Luther when the Paradox Pearl's curse keeps giving him grave misfortune.
* ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'':
** The Yogman twins Lenny and Denny, who bully Robot Jones and always cause trouble for him.
** Principal Madman, a complete technophobe who always assumes Robot Jones is up to no good just because he's a machine. He even framed him for various misdeeds just to turn the other students against him in "School Newspaper".
* ''WesternAnimation/WheelieAndTheChopperBunch'': Chopper shows great jealousy for Wheelie and will go to great lengths to one-up him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'': Brie and Sloan in the movie, unlike the other villains in the show, they're not played for laughs in the slightest. They seem like nice people at first, offering to help Eliza get back to her family and helping save an injured rhino, but it's all an act as Eliza later finds out that Brie and Sloan are the poachers that stole a cheetah cub and shot the rhino and are planning to kill thousands of elephants with an electric fence. They threaten to kill Debbie unless Eliza tells them how she knew of their plan(forcing her to reveal her secret powers) and after Eliza thwarts their plan, Sloan decides to shoot the elephants instead [[WouldHurtAChild despite Eliza being in the vicinity]](something which [[EvenEvilHasStandards even his own men question him on]]), then he grabs Eliza and [[MoralEventHorizon tries to kill her by throwing her into the river]]. When it comes to poachers, Sloan ''is'' the bad guy.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': Lucy is often abusive with Mirta (who, it is later revealed, has been her friend since they were in diapers), and teams up with the Trix almost every time they come knocking.
** Margot, one of the two judges of the reality talent show "Wow!" from ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'' is overly haughty and critical and tends to belittle any of the contestants on the show.
* ''Franchise/XMen'': The contender for biggest jerkass in any animated series is ''[[WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution Evolution]]'''s version of Quicksilver; he steals from his best friend, frames said best friend, joins the bad guys to get out of jail, regularly abuses them, betrays them when they separate from Magneto's thumb, allows Magneto to MindRape his mentally unstable twin sister Wanda so that she'll be out of the way, triggers Wanda into accidentally derailing a train (which their escape attempt ends up painting them in positive light and getting their house rebuilt), then has the Brotherhood cause events that make them into heroes in the public for money, further manipulates Wanda's state of mind to attack the X-Men and incriminate them, then sets a train crash so they can stop it [[MoralEventHorizon and abandons it when they realize that it's going to colide with another train and cause an explosion which could level the entire city]], and worst of all he [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking went to a dance with four dates]].

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