: Mean characters in fiction are more likable than those in real life.
- Straight: Jack of Troperville treats everyone with the utmost disrespect, yet he is the regarded as the best character in the series.
- Jack is the biggest sociopath in the series, yet fans can't help but to make millions of fanfics dedicated to him.
- Just about all of the characters are utter jerks and each of them have a large fanbase.
- Downplayed: ???
- Justified: Jack's jerkass behavior is mostly Played for Laughs while real life people who do the same is often regarded as repugnant and distasteful.
- Nice characters in fiction are more hated or more liked than those in real life.
- Real life mean people are more likable than those in fiction.
- Subverted: ???
- Double Subverted: ???
- Parodied: ???
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Fictional jerks are widely hated just as much as those in real life.
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: "I'm a jerk, but at least I'm not like the ones you see in everyday life."
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: ???
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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