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The Woobie: Will Herondale after we find out the Jerkass attitude is due to a curse that anyone who loves him will die. Even more so when we find out that there really was no curse. The demon tricked him by telling Will he put a curse on him, and then killing Will's sister to make it look like it was the curse.