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** Katsuki Bakugou is a violent, vulgar, ill-tempered and beligerent and bullying to everyone around him. He doesn't want to be a hero because of altruism, kindness, or selflessness, but instead because he wants to prove to everyone he is the best in the world. He also spent most of his life physically, verbally, and emotionally abusing his former best friend Midoriya Izuku, who in the world of MHA could be considered disabled due to be Quirkless, to the point of telling him to kill himself. He was so bad that actual villains thought they could recruit him and were surprised he refused them. Though unlike Mineta, he has gotten slightly better since the manga started.


* This is one of the reasons why ''Anime/ChargemanKen'' has become a {{meme}}. Ken acts like a jerk most of the time. He kills people without caring if they are human or the enemy aliens. He once killed an innocent professor by using him as a torpedo.

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* This is one of the reasons why ''Anime/ChargemanKen'' has become a {{meme}}. Ken acts like is always treated as a jerk most of perfect superhero by the time. He narrative, yet he kills people without caring if they are human or the enemy aliens. He once killed Most infamously an innocent professor had a explosive device planted on him by aliens against his will, Ken responded by taking him into his ship and using him the poor scientist as a torpedo.


* ''Manga/HunterXHunter:'' Gon can be considered this. He risks his and Killua's lives just so he can meet a father that admitted to abandoning him, and yet he refuses to acknowledge his birth mother because she didn't raise him without knowing anything about her. He sweeps the fact that Killua murdered a handful of innocent people during the Hunter Exam under the rug. He makes Hanzo forfeit his battle by making forcing him to make a SadisticChoice. He threatens to murder an innocent, already-injured girl just so [[spoiler: Pitou can heal Kite]]. When [[spoiler: Kite turned out to be fine]], he shows no regrets for the lines he crossed just so he could avenge him being AllForNothing.

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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter:'' Gon can be considered this.this due to his BlueAndOrangeMorality. He risks his and Killua's lives just so he can meet a father that admitted to abandoning him, and yet he refuses to acknowledge his birth mother because she didn't raise him without knowing anything about her. He sweeps the fact that Killua murdered a handful of innocent people during the Hunter Exam under the rug. He makes Hanzo forfeit his battle by making forcing him to make a SadisticChoice. He threatens to murder an innocent, already-injured girl just so [[spoiler: Pitou can heal Kite]]. When [[spoiler: Kite turned out to be fine]], he shows no regrets for the lines he crossed just so he could avenge him being AllForNothing.


** Yuki Cross herself never chooses which one out of two boys (one of which is mentioned above, Kaname and is [[BrotherSisterIncest her brother]]) to pick, [[spoiler:even though she has a child with both of them]], and tells Zero that she loves him but belongs to her brother.

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** Yuki Cross herself never chooses which one out of two boys (one of which is mentioned above, Kaname and is [[BrotherSisterIncest her brother]]) to pick, [[spoiler:even though to the point she has a child with both of them]], they're kids]], and tells Zero that she loves him but belongs to her brother.


* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'':
** Mineta Minoru is a perverted hero in training who lacks any of the traits that the rest of Class 1-A is praised for having; he isn't altruistic, selfless, kind, courageous, heroic, charismatic or anything of the sort, and his reason to try to become a hero is so he can be seen as cool and get girls, not to mention his beyond inappropriate treatment of his female peers. Despite these traits, he keeps being lumped together with the rest of the class as a great hero to be and is treated as one of the good guys.

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''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Mineta Minoru is a perverted hero in training who lacks any of the traits that the rest of Class 1-A is praised for having; he isn't altruistic, selfless, kind, courageous, heroic, charismatic or anything of the sort, and his reason to try to become a hero is so he can be seen as cool and get girls, not to mention his beyond inappropriate treatment of his female peers. Despite these traits, he keeps being lumped together with the rest of the class as a great hero to be and is treated as one of the good guys.


* Kirino from ''Oreimo'' she treats her brother like crap, forces him to lie, expects him to bow down to her every command, treats the people who share an interest in the same thing with her like dirt because she didn't want her other friends to find out she was an otaku instead of you know running away or asking her friends (the ones she treated like dirt) to lie, and SHE WANTS TO DO IT WITH HER BROTHER!! [[spoiler: She succeeds.]]

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* Kirino Kousuka from ''Oreimo'' she ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'' treats her brother Kyousuke like crap, forces him to lie, expects him to bow down to her every command, treats the people who share an interest in the same thing with her like dirt because (because she didn't want her other friends to find out she was an otaku instead of you know running away or asking otaku), and [[BrotherSisterIncest wants to screw her friends (the ones she treated like dirt) brother]]. Meanwhile, [[spoiler:Minami]] is supposed to lie, be the manipulative, sociopathic {{Yandere}} BigBad for... [[DesignatedVillain trying to warn Kyousuke against hooking up with her]], being understandably disgusted with incest, and SHE WANTS TO DO IT WITH HER BROTHER!! [[spoiler: She succeeds.]]trying to split them apart (and win his heart instead) [[StrawmanHasAPoint for his own good]].



** Another one in the series is Yuki Cross herself because she never chooses which one out of two boys (One of which is mentioned above, Kaname and is HER BROTHER by the way) to pick [[spoiler: I'm not kidding. She had a child with EACH OF THEM]] and she tells Zero that she loves him but belongs to her brother?

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** Another one in the series is Yuki Cross herself because she never chooses which one out of two boys (One (one of which is mentioned above, Kaname and is HER BROTHER by the way) [[BrotherSisterIncest her brother]]) to pick [[spoiler: I'm not kidding. She had pick, [[spoiler:even though she has a child with EACH OF THEM]] both of them]], and she tells Zero that she loves him but belongs to her brother?brother.



** There is also the fact that he [[spoiler:began the holy war in the first place and broke the armistice between the demon and Goddess while at it. While his reason was [[PowerOfLove sympathetic]], the fallout was so extreme that he is a legitimate target. One of the aforementioned Goddesses themselves said that his sin was so grievous that if the truth came out, no one could forgive him.]]

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** There is also the fact that he [[spoiler:began the holy war in the first place and broke the armistice between the demon and Goddess while at it. While his reason was [[PowerOfLove sympathetic]], the fallout was so extreme that he is a legitimate target. One of the aforementioned Goddesses themselves said that his sin was so grievous that if the truth came out, no one could forgive him.]]him]].



* ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'': To some people, [[spoiler:the Snake of the Festival and/or Snake Yuji]] is a rare antagonist example- he is clearly intended to be a HeroAntagonist who has the noble goal of [[spoiler:wants to create a world where Flame Haze, Crimson Denizens, and Humans can life in harmony]]. But the things he does in pursuit of this goal are rather hard-to-swallow: sacrificing millions of innocent lives, human and denizen alike, in the war, [[spoiler:driving Margery to the DespairEventHorizon]], and outright [[spoiler:[[AndNowYouMustMarryMe kidnapping Shana]] [[{{Yandere}} to become his bride]] and almost ''[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping her]]'', all while leaving his other love interests Kazumi and Hecate in the dust]]. Needless to say, some people view [[spoiler:him [[TheBadGuyWins winning]] and reconciling with Shana]] as a prime example of an EasilyForgiven KarmaHoudini.

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* ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'': To some people, [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:The Snake of the Festival and/or Snake Yuji]] is a rare antagonist example- he is clearly intended to be a HeroAntagonist who has the noble goal of [[spoiler:wants to create a world where Flame Haze, Crimson Denizens, and Humans can life in harmony]]. But the things he does in pursuit of this goal are rather hard-to-swallow: sacrificing millions of innocent lives, human and denizen alike, in the war, [[spoiler:driving Margery to the DespairEventHorizon]], and outright [[spoiler:[[AndNowYouMustMarryMe kidnapping Shana]] [[{{Yandere}} to become his bride]] and almost ''[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping her]]'', all while leaving his other love interests Kazumi and Hecate in the dust]]. Needless to say, some people view [[spoiler:him [[TheBadGuyWins winning]] and reconciling with Shana]] as a prime example of an EasilyForgiven KarmaHoudini.


** Huge Spoilers, [[spoiler: There is also the fact that he began the holy war in the first place and broke the armistice between the demon and Goddess while at it. While his reason was [[PowerOfLove sympathetic]] the fallout was so extreme that he is a legitimate target. One of the aforementioned Goddesses themselves said that his sin was so grievous that if the truth came out, no one could forgive him.]]

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** Huge Spoilers, [[spoiler: There is also the fact that he began [[spoiler:began the holy war in the first place and broke the armistice between the demon and Goddess while at it. While his reason was [[PowerOfLove sympathetic]] sympathetic]], the fallout was so extreme that he is a legitimate target. One of the aforementioned Goddesses themselves said that his sin was so grievous that if the truth came out, no one could forgive him.]]


* LightNovel/AkuyakuReijoNiKoiWoShite brings us Maria as an in-universe example. The world of the story openly ''forces her'' into the "protagonist" role and holds her up as the standard of "heroism" for the entire "The Academy Arc," regardless of what she does. Once that arc has passed, this trope starts being deconstructed as she has completely deluded herself into believing that she, and she alone, is a "real" person, while everyone else is an "NPC" with pre-scripted lines and actions, none of which matter, as long as she follows her "strategy guide." She continues to be shocked and perplexed that the praise and glory she expects... just don't happen.

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* LightNovel/AkuyakuReijoNiKoiWoShite ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'': To some people, [[spoiler:the Snake of the Festival and/or Snake Yuji]] is a rare antagonist example- he is clearly intended to be a HeroAntagonist who has the noble goal of [[spoiler:wants to create a world where Flame Haze, Crimson Denizens, and Humans can life in harmony]]. But the things he does in pursuit of this goal are rather hard-to-swallow: sacrificing millions of innocent lives, human and denizen alike, in the war, [[spoiler:driving Margery to the DespairEventHorizon]], and outright [[spoiler:[[AndNowYouMustMarryMe kidnapping Shana]] [[{{Yandere}} to become his bride]] and almost ''[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping her]]'', all while leaving his other love interests Kazumi and Hecate in the dust]]. Needless to say, some people view [[spoiler:him [[TheBadGuyWins winning]] and reconciling with Shana]] as a prime example of an EasilyForgiven KarmaHoudini.
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brings us Maria as an in-universe example. The world of the story openly ''forces her'' into the "protagonist" role and holds her up as the standard of "heroism" for the entire "The Academy Arc," regardless of what she does. Once that arc has passed, this trope starts being deconstructed as she has completely deluded herself into believing that she, and she alone, is a "real" person, while everyone else is an "NPC" with pre-scripted lines and actions, none of which matter, as long as she follows her "strategy guide." She continues to be shocked and perplexed that the praise and glory she expects... just don't happen.


* Though not malicious or evil, Yoshiko from Manga/AhoGirl is pretty hard to root even for a comedy protagonist, given her extremely low intellect, and annoys many people with her hijinks, especially to Akkun, which makes him completely angered to Yoshiko for decades.


* Though not malicious or evil, Yoshiko from Manga/AhoGirl is pretty hard to root, given her extremely low intellect, and annoys many with her hijinks, especially to Akkun, which makes him completely angered to Yoshiko for decades.

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* Though not malicious or evil, Yoshiko from Manga/AhoGirl is pretty hard to root, root even for a comedy protagonist, given her extremely low intellect, and annoys many people with her hijinks, especially to Akkun, which makes him completely angered to Yoshiko for decades.

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* Though not malicious or evil, Yoshiko from Manga/AhoGirl is pretty hard to root, given her extremely low intellect, and annoys many with her hijinks, especially to Akkun, which makes him completely angered to Yoshiko for decades.

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* LightNovel/AkuyakuReijoNiKoiWoShite brings us Maria as an in-universe example. The world of the story openly ''forces her'' into the "protagonist" role and holds her up as the standard of "heroism" for the entire "The Academy Arc," regardless of what she does. Once that arc has passed, this trope starts being deconstructed as she has completely deluded herself into believing that she, and she alone, is a "real" person, while everyone else is an "NPC" with pre-scripted lines and actions, none of which matter, as long as she follows her "strategy guide." She continues to be shocked and perplexed that the praise and glory she expects... just don't happen.


* Tohru Nishimaki does this by default with his male protagonists as they're ''supposed'' to be {{Trickster Mentor}}s helping their love interests getting over their issues, but ValuesDissonance aside they come off as Jerk Sues, [[KarmaHoudini rapists]] that're easily forgiven and in the case of ''Blue Eyes,'' which is supposed to be set in the real world (besides the GagBoobs,) the [[CunningLinguist protagonist]] is shot dead at point-blank range, [[AssPull realizes]] [[EleventhHourSuperpower it was a premonition,]] [[ArtisticLicenseMartialArts knocks out the blackmailer/intended killer with a kick,]] [[DressingAsTheEnemy impersonates him,]] then [[KarmaHoudini forces his de facto/potential mother-in-law to have sex with him and reveals himself afterwards to which she only gives an "oh you" response since they've had sex before and will again.]]

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* Tohru Nishimaki does this by default with his male protagonists as they're ''supposed'' to be {{Trickster Mentor}}s helping their love interests getting over their issues, but ValuesDissonance aside they come off as Jerk Sues, [[KarmaHoudini rapists]] that're easily forgiven and in the case of ''Blue Eyes,'' which is supposed to be set in the real world (besides the GagBoobs,) the [[CunningLinguist protagonist]] is shot dead at point-blank range, [[AssPull realizes]] [[EleventhHourSuperpower it was a premonition,]] [[ArtisticLicenseMartialArts knocks out the blackmailer/intended killer with a kick,]] [[DressingAsTheEnemy impersonates him,]] then [[KarmaHoudini forces his de facto/potential mother-in-law to have sex with him and reveals himself afterwards to which she only gives an "oh you" response since they've had sex before and will again.]]


* Tohru Nishimaki does this by default with his male protagonists as they're ''supposed'' to be {{Trickster Mentor}}s helping their love interests getting over their issues, but ValuesDissonance aside they come off as Jerk Sues, [[KarmaHoudini rapists]] that're easily forgiven and in the case of ''Blue Eyes,'' which is supposed to be set in the real world (besides the GagBoobs,) the [[CunningLinguist protagonist]] is shot dead at point-blank range, [[AssPull realizes]] [[EleventhHourSuperpower it was a premonition,]] [[MartialArtsDoNotWorkThatWay knocks out the blackmailer/intended killer with a kick,]] [[DressingAsTheEnemy impersonates him,]] then [[KarmaHoudini forces his de facto/potential mother-in-law to have sex with him and reveals himself afterwards to which she only gives an "oh you" response since they've had sex before and will again.]]

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* Tohru Nishimaki does this by default with his male protagonists as they're ''supposed'' to be {{Trickster Mentor}}s helping their love interests getting over their issues, but ValuesDissonance aside they come off as Jerk Sues, [[KarmaHoudini rapists]] that're easily forgiven and in the case of ''Blue Eyes,'' which is supposed to be set in the real world (besides the GagBoobs,) the [[CunningLinguist protagonist]] is shot dead at point-blank range, [[AssPull realizes]] [[EleventhHourSuperpower it was a premonition,]] [[MartialArtsDoNotWorkThatWay [[ArtisticLicenseMartialArts knocks out the blackmailer/intended killer with a kick,]] [[DressingAsTheEnemy impersonates him,]] then [[KarmaHoudini forces his de facto/potential mother-in-law to have sex with him and reveals himself afterwards to which she only gives an "oh you" response since they've had sex before and will again.]]

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