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** Dudley Dursley starts out as a mean bully and spoiled brat. One of the first times Harry used magic unconsciously was due to Dudley and his gang chasing Harry with intent to hurt him, prompting Harry to fly onto the roof. When Harry saved him from Dementors in Book 5, WordOfGod says that when he was having his soul sucked out, he saw [[spoiler:every memory of himself objectively, causing a massive MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment for him]]. From then, he starts becoming better with Harry and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in the last book, the two finally patch up.]] WordOfGod says they're on Christmas card relations.

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** Dudley Dursley starts out as a mean bully and spoiled brat. One of the first times Harry used magic unconsciously was due to Dudley and his gang chasing Harry with intent to hurt him, prompting Harry to fly onto the roof. When Harry saved him from Dementors in Book 5, WordOfGod says that when he was having his soul sucked out, he saw [[spoiler:every memory of himself objectively, causing a massive MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment for him]]. From then, he starts becoming better with Harry and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in the last book, the two finally patch up.]] up. WordOfGod says they're on Christmas card relations.


* Marco and David in the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series, though Marco's generally regarded as more likable about it.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}:''
** The city guard of Ankh-Morpork tend to be this for reasons of intimidation and respect. Most of the Watch use psychologically brutal interrogation methods and tend to have a hit-or-miss approach to the whole "catching the right guy" thing, which is ironic since their commander, Sam Vimes, is known for being a strong proponent of judicial ideals, even if he is cynical as sin. They are arguably justified in their methods, given how outnumbered they are by the criminal element, and how entrenched into the city structure the said criminals are. However, the officers' sense of responsibility and respect for Vimes, coupled with their propensity for frightening retribution against those who have harmed their own, or committed high crimes, tend to manage crime with some measure of efficiency..
** Interestingly, the books that ''center'' on the guard tend to downplay their jerkassery, since most of the people exposed to it are of the AssholeVictim variety or otherwise deserve it, and the watch members themselves are fairly charismatic and fun to read. In other books, however, it is usually the ''protagonist'' who comes afoul of the watch, in which case they come across as overly paranoid, unintelligent, and needlessly antagonistic. The dissonance between the books can be jarring, to say the least.
* Caine from Michael Grant's ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series in ''Plague''. Drake all the time. Penny in ''Fear''.
* Name a Creator/RoaldDahl work that ''doesn't'' have at least one Jerkass in it. It ain't easy!

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%% * Marco and David in the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series, though Marco's generally regarded as more likable about it.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}:''
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''Literature/{{Discworld}}:'' The city guard of Ankh-Morpork tend to be this for reasons of intimidation and respect. Most of the Watch use psychologically brutal interrogation methods and tend to have a hit-or-miss approach to the whole "catching the right guy" thing, which is ironic since their commander, Sam Vimes, is known for being a strong proponent of judicial ideals, even if he is cynical as sin. They are arguably justified in their methods, given how outnumbered they are by the criminal element, and how entrenched into the city structure the said criminals are. However, the officers' sense of responsibility and respect for Vimes, coupled with their propensity for frightening retribution against those who have harmed their own, or committed high crimes, tend to manage crime with some measure of efficiency..
** Interestingly, the books that ''center'' on the guard tend to downplay their jerkassery, since most of the people exposed to it are of the AssholeVictim variety or otherwise deserve it, and the watch members themselves are fairly charismatic and fun to read. In other books, however, it is usually the ''protagonist'' who comes afoul of the watch, in which case they come across as overly paranoid, unintelligent, and needlessly antagonistic. The dissonance between the books can be jarring, to say the least.
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* Caine from Michael Grant's ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series in ''Plague''. Drake all the time. Penny in ''Fear''.
* Name a Creator/RoaldDahl work that ''doesn't'' have at least one Jerkass in it. It ain't easy!
''Fear''.



* Mr. Krupp (when not in Captain Underpants mode) and Melvin Sneedly from ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants''.

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%% * Mr. Krupp (when not in Captain Underpants mode) and Melvin Sneedly from ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants''.



* Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, the father of ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'', is a Jerkass through and through. He even tells his youngest son that he knows he is wicked and is openly wicked, but goes on to say that [[HumansAreBastards everyone is wicked]], only he tells the truth about his nefariousness. He managed to drive two wives to premature deaths through sheer force of personality, [[DysfunctionJunction almost completely abandoned his children shortly thereafter]], indulged in prostitution in front of one wife and continued to after her death, and would borrow money from people all over and dine at others' expense, among other things. Before he is murdered, he planned to continue living this way for another twenty years or so. The judgmental reader couldn't really be sad to see him go, but the old bastard was [[RuleOfFunny rather hilarious.]] He somewhat resembled Peter Griffin of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' fame for how outlandish and blunt he could be.
** The lawyer in the book uses as his legal defense that murdering him cannot be treated as murdering someone's father, because he ''is not'' a father to his children.

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* Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, the father of ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'', is a Jerkass through and through. He even tells his youngest son that he knows he is wicked and is openly wicked, but goes on to say that [[HumansAreBastards everyone is wicked]], only he tells the truth about his nefariousness. He managed to drive two wives to premature deaths through sheer force of personality, [[DysfunctionJunction almost completely abandoned his children shortly thereafter]], indulged in prostitution in front of one wife and continued to after her death, and would borrow money from people all over and dine at others' expense, among other things. Before he is murdered, he planned to continue living this way for another twenty years or so. The judgmental reader couldn't really be sad to see him go, but the old bastard was [[RuleOfFunny rather hilarious.]] He somewhat resembled Peter Griffin of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' fame for how outlandish and blunt he could be.
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be. The lawyer in the book uses as his legal defense that murdering him cannot be treated as murdering someone's father, because he ''is not'' a father to his children.



* Nynaeve al'Meara and especially Elayne Trakand from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''; they have all the negatives of Aes Sedai, (aloof, egotistical, and rude), and none of the positives (wisdom). They frequently get captured due to not having backup, and when they are saved they never thank anyone. The ultimate example is when they are captured by members of the Black Ajah, and are taken to the Stone of Tear, a fortress that has never been captured, and is only fated to be captured when the Dragon is reborn. Mat Cauthon learns this, he and Juilin Sandar go into the Stone of Tear, defeat several highly trained guards, duel a High Lord of Tear, and rescue them, and they respond by storming off. It's not until they are told to apologize by Elayne's best friend, Aviendha, and her Warder Birgitte that they do apologize. Then Elayne mocks Mat for being raped multiple times by a woman, after having first annulled her promise to treat him with respect when she thought that he was the criminal and not the victim.
** The rest of the Aes Sedai seem to suffer from this; Elaida comes off as borderline insane, and by the ''Knife Of Dreams'' the Tower Aes Sedai have turned the White Tower into a war zone beause they are so egotistical. Cadsuane Melaidhrin actually uses being a Jerkass as a strategy by just being a complete jerk to everyone. She is such a jackass that everyone just does as she says so she will leave them alone.

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
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Nynaeve al'Meara and especially Elayne Trakand from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''; Trakand, they have all the negatives of Aes Sedai, (aloof, egotistical, and rude), and none of the positives (wisdom). They frequently get captured due to not having backup, and when they are saved they never thank anyone. The ultimate example is when they are captured by members of the Black Ajah, and are taken to the Stone of Tear, a fortress that has never been captured, and is only fated to be captured when the Dragon is reborn. Mat Cauthon learns this, he and Juilin Sandar go into the Stone of Tear, defeat several highly trained guards, duel a High Lord of Tear, and rescue them, and they respond by storming off. It's not until they are told to apologize by Elayne's best friend, Aviendha, and her Warder Birgitte that they do apologize. Then Elayne mocks Mat for being raped multiple times by a woman, after having first annulled her promise to treat him with respect when she thought that he was the criminal and not the victim.
** The rest of the Aes Sedai seem to suffer from this; Elaida comes off as borderline insane, and by the ''Knife Of Dreams'' the Tower Aes Sedai have turned the White Tower into a war zone beause they are so egotistical. egotistical.
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Cadsuane Melaidhrin actually uses being a Jerkass as a strategy by just being a complete jerk to everyone. She is such a jackass that everyone just does as she says so she will leave them alone.



** James Potter and Sirius Black were often this in their boyhood, though with James, mainly toward his mutual hatred toward Snape. This peaked into DudeNotFunny territory when Sirius discovered Snape had been spying on them in attempts to learn what they've been doing during certain nights (accompanying their werewolf friend, Remus Lupin during his transformations). Sirius let slip how to get past the Whomping Willow so Snape could sneak in and he ends up running into a werewolf Lupin, James was very horrified by this before saving Snape. We're told James outgrew this with James becoming Head Boy in his final year.

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** James Potter and Sirius Black were often this in their boyhood, though with James, mainly toward his mutual hatred toward Snape. This peaked into DudeNotFunny territory when Sirius discovered Snape had been spying on them in attempts to learn what they've been doing during certain nights (accompanying their werewolf friend, Remus Lupin during his transformations). Sirius let slip how to get past the Whomping Willow so Snape could sneak in and he ends up running into a werewolf Lupin, James was very horrified by this before saving Snape. We're told James outgrew this with James becoming Head Boy in his final year.



* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'':
** Eustace Clarence Scrubb in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.
** Edmund Pevensie can be a jerkass in ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', at least to Lucy.
* Walt Comeau of Richard Russo's novel ''Empire Falls'' is a grade-A Jerkass.
* {{God}} in ''[[http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?t=118769&highlight= Armageddon:]] Literature/TheSalvationWar''. First off, even though he closed the gates of Heaven ''1000 years ago'', the reason that He threw ALL of humanity on Earth to Satan NOW is [[spoiler: He's pissed that humans have started questioning His teachings and that they're not all constantly singing his praises. He even has a Chorus in Heaven which is forced to constantly sing his praises. He actually gets pissed when, after throwing them ALL to Satan, the Catholic Church excommunicates him and denounces him as an usurper of a one true God. When the reason that he flipped off humanity was that they were questioning his teachings in the first place, you'd think he would see that one coming.]]

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%% * ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'':
** Eustace Clarence Scrubb in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.
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%%** Edmund Pevensie can be a jerkass in ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', at least to Lucy.
%% ** Eustace Clarence Scrubb in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.
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* Walt Comeau of Richard Russo's novel ''Empire Falls'' is a grade-A Jerkass.
* {{God}} in ''[[http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?t=118769&highlight= Armageddon:]] Literature/TheSalvationWar''.Literature/TheSalvationWar'':
** {{God}}.
First off, even though he closed the gates of Heaven ''1000 years ago'', the reason that He threw ALL of humanity on Earth to Satan NOW is [[spoiler: He's pissed that humans have started questioning His teachings and that they're not all constantly singing his praises. He even has a Chorus in Heaven which is forced to constantly sing his praises. He actually gets pissed when, after throwing them ALL to Satan, the Catholic Church excommunicates him and denounces him as an usurper of a one true God. When the reason that he flipped off humanity was that they were questioning his teachings in the first place, you'd think he would see that one coming.]]



* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1'', the Vogons make up a collective example of this. The entire race seems to consist soley of jerkasses.
** Zaphod Beeblebrox, mainly because he is so self-absorbed it's amazing his ego doesn't implode and form a black hole.
*** Actually, he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Both literally and in the context of the trope itself, just with a huge focus on the "jerk" part.
** [[DeadpanSnarker Ford Prefect]] doesn't show any sympathy towards his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best mate]] [[UnfazedEveryman Arthur Dent]] about [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth getting blown up]] and all he really cares about is getting drunk and dancing with girls. But you have to remember that Ford was the one who saved Arthur from Earth's demolition in the first place, and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold deep down Ford really cares about him.]]
* In Daniel Suarez's Literature/{{Daemon}}, Loki certainly qualifies. He's also doubtlessly [[JerkassDissonance the coolest character in the book]], especially after [[spoiler:he gets his cyborg makeover]] in the second one.

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* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1'', the ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':
** The
Vogons make up a collective example of this. The entire race seems to consist soley of jerkasses.
** Zaphod Beeblebrox, mainly because he is so self-absorbed it's amazing his ego doesn't implode and form a black hole.
*** Actually, he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Both literally and in the context of the trope itself, just with a huge focus on the "jerk" part.
** [[DeadpanSnarker
Ford Prefect]] Prefect doesn't show any sympathy towards his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best mate]] [[UnfazedEveryman mate Arthur Dent]] Dent about [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth getting blown up]] and all he really cares about is getting drunk and dancing with girls. But you have to remember that Ford was the one who saved Arthur from Earth's demolition in the first place, and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold deep down Ford really cares about him.]]
%% * In Daniel Suarez's Literature/{{Daemon}}, Loki certainly qualifies.''Literature/{{Daemon}}'', Loki. He's also doubtlessly [[JerkassDissonance the coolest character in the book]], especially after [[spoiler:he gets his cyborg makeover]] in the second one.



* ''Tales of the Frog Princess'' gives us the TallDarkAndSnarky [[HandsomeLech Prince Garrid]]. [[LoveRedeems At]] [[LadykillerInLove first.]]


* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Introducing Spiderleg, [=ThunderClan's=] resident jerk!
* Kalak from Literature/TrappedOnDraconica is rude, insenstive, and downright mean. [[spoiler: This is a JerkassFacade to compensate for inner toughness. He's actually an {{Adorkable}} self-depricating MommasBoy.]]

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%% * ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Introducing Spiderleg, [=ThunderClan's=] resident jerk!
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* Kalak from Literature/TrappedOnDraconica is rude, insenstive, and downright mean. [[spoiler: This is a JerkassFacade He just pretends to be like that to compensate for inner toughness. He's actually an {{Adorkable}} adorable, dorky, self-depricating MommasBoy.]]



* ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'':
** Will. He very occasionally strays into JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory, but he really isn't. However, [[spoiler: he does shift into {{Jerkass Facade}} territory after the discovery that he ''literally'' kills everyone he loves. Until it turns out that he doesn't. He's still distant, though, but that's just his personality.]]

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* ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'':
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''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'': Will. He very occasionally strays into JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory, but he really isn't. However, [[spoiler: he does shift into {{Jerkass Facade}} territory after the discovery that he ''literally'' kills everyone he loves. Until and sometimes it turns out that he doesn't. looks it might be just an act, but shows his jerkass and obnoxious side more often. He's still distant, though, but that's just his personality.]]



** It's possible that Gideon Lightwood used to be this, but in ''The Clockwork Prince'', it appears he got better while he was in Spain.

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%% ** It's possible that Gideon Lightwood used to be this, but in ''The Clockwork Prince'', it appears he got better while he was in Spain.



* Zanna from [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]] at times.
* Literature/TheRavenCycle has several.
** Barrington Whelk, the Aglionby Latin teacher. Even his name just screams {{JerkAss}}.
** Greenmantle, the other Aglionby Latin teacher and also the person who [[spoiler: hired a hitman to kill Niall Lynch.]]
** Declan Lynch, full stop. Not villainous like the others, however. Just an asshole.
** Ronan Lynch starts out as this before he gets upgraded to {{JerkWithAHeartOfGold}}.
** Let's just say Kavinvky has issues and leave it at that.

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%% * Zanna from [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]] at times.
%% * Literature/TheRavenCycle has several.
%% ** Barrington Whelk, the Aglionby Latin teacher. Even his name just screams {{JerkAss}}.
%% ** Greenmantle, the other Aglionby Latin teacher and also the person who [[spoiler: hired a hitman to kill Niall Lynch.]]
%% ** Declan Lynch, full stop.Lynch. Not villainous like the others, however. Just an asshole.
%% ** Ronan Lynch starts out as this before he gets upgraded to {{JerkWithAHeartOfGold}}.
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** Let's just say Kavinvky has issues and leave it at that.issues.



* ''Literature/TheMagicPudding'': Albert.

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** Mr. Jefferson is rude, usually instantly assumes Greg is the culprit whenever something bad happens, and is even more strict than Frank.

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** Mr. Jefferson is rude, usually instantly assumes Greg is the culprit whenever something bad happens, and is even more strict than Frank. (Though, to be fair, [[JerkassHasAPoint Greg isn't exactly the best of friends to his son Rowley, as mentioned above.]])


* Much of the characters in ''Literature/Sideways Stories from Wayside'' and other media in that series.

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* Much of the characters in ''Literature/Sideways Stories from Wayside'' Wayside School'' and other media in that series.

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** Manny is spoiled, whines a lot to get his way (it always works too), [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling enjoys frustrating his older brothers]], and [[MoralEventHorizon nearly killed his entire family]] [[DisproportionateRetribution simply because they didn't teach him to tie his shoes.]]

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** Manny is spoiled, whines a lot to get his way (it always works too), [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling enjoys frustrating his older brothers]], and [[MoralEventHorizon [[KickTheDog nearly killed his entire family]] [[DisproportionateRetribution simply because they didn't teach him to tie his shoes.]]

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* Kallor from ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is not a friendly fellow by any stretch of the word and of the opinion that bastardry is inherent in human nature, and as such every nasty thing he does and says is justified.

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* High King Kallor from the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is not a friendly fellow by any stretch of the word and of the opinion that bastardry is inherent in human nature, and as such every nasty thing he does and says is justified.


** [[DeadpanSnarker Ford Prefect]] doesn't show any sympathy towards his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best mate]] [[UnfazedEveryman Arthur Dent]] about [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth getting blown up]] and all he really cares about is getting drunk and dancing with girls. But you have to remember that Ford was the one who saved Arthur from Earth's demolition in the first place, and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold deep down Ford reall cares about him.]]

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** [[DeadpanSnarker Ford Prefect]] doesn't show any sympathy towards his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best mate]] [[UnfazedEveryman Arthur Dent]] about [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth getting blown up]] and all he really cares about is getting drunk and dancing with girls. But you have to remember that Ford was the one who saved Arthur from Earth's demolition in the first place, and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold deep down Ford reall really cares about him.]]


** [[DeadpanSnarker Ford Prefect]] doesn't show any sympathy towards his [[HetrosexualLifePartners best mate]] [[UnfazedEveryman Arthur Dent]] about [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth getting blown up]] and all he really cares about is getting drunk and dancing with girls. But you have to remember that Ford was the one who saved Arthur from Earth's demolition in the first place, and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold deep down Ford reall cares about him.]]

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** [[DeadpanSnarker Ford Prefect]] doesn't show any sympathy towards his [[HetrosexualLifePartners [[HeterosexualLifePartners best mate]] [[UnfazedEveryman Arthur Dent]] about [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth getting blown up]] and all he really cares about is getting drunk and dancing with girls. But you have to remember that Ford was the one who saved Arthur from Earth's demolition in the first place, and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold deep down Ford reall cares about him.]]


** Dudley Dursley starts out as a mean bully and spoiled brat. One of the first times Harry used magic unconsciously was due to Dudley and his gang chasing Harry with intent to hurt him, prompting Harry to fly onto the roof. When Harry saved him from Dementors in Book 5, WordOfGod says that when he was having his soul sucked out, he saw [[spoiler:every memory of himself objectively, causing a massive MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment for him]]. From then, he starts becoming better with Harry and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in the last book, the two finally patch up. WordOfGod says they're on Christmas card relations]].

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** Dudley Dursley starts out as a mean bully and spoiled brat. One of the first times Harry used magic unconsciously was due to Dudley and his gang chasing Harry with intent to hurt him, prompting Harry to fly onto the roof. When Harry saved him from Dementors in Book 5, WordOfGod says that when he was having his soul sucked out, he saw [[spoiler:every memory of himself objectively, causing a massive MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment for him]]. From then, he starts becoming better with Harry and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in the last book, the two finally patch up. ]] WordOfGod says they're on Christmas card relations]].relations.


* Roald Dahl's ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''
** Agatha Trunchbull.
** Also, Harry Wormwood, whose used-car company sells cars -at outrageous prices - that only survive for a few miles. Because their engines are filled with ''sawdust''. He deals in stolen parts, and uses a drill to turn the miles back on old cars. And then there's how he acts around Matilda.

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* Roald Dahl's ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''
** Agatha Trunchbull.
** Also, Harry Wormwood, whose used-car company sells cars -at outrageous prices -
Name a Creator/RoaldDahl work that only survive for a few miles. Because their engines are filled with ''sawdust''. He deals ''doesn't'' have at least one Jerkass in stolen parts, and uses a drill to turn the miles back on old cars. And then there's how he acts around Matilda.it. It ain't easy!


* Nynaeve al'Meara and especially Elayne Trakand from the ''Literature/WheelOfTime''; they have all the negatives of Aes Sedai, (aloof, egotistical, and rude), and none of the positives (wisdom). They frequently get captured due to not having backup, and when they are saved they never thank anyone. The ultimate example is when they are captured by members of the Black Ajah, and are taken to the Stone of Tear, a fortress that has never been captured, and is only fated to be captured when the Dragon is reborn. Mat Cauthon learns this, he and Juilin Sandar go into the Stone of Tear, defeat several highly trained guards, duel a High Lord of Tear, and rescue them, and they respond by storming off. It's not until they are told to apologize by Elayne's best friend, Aviendha, and her Warder Birgitte that they do apologize. Then Elayne mocks Mat for being raped multiple times by a woman, after having first annulled her promise to treat him with respect when she thought that he was the criminal and not the victim.

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* Nynaeve al'Meara and especially Elayne Trakand from the ''Literature/WheelOfTime''; ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''; they have all the negatives of Aes Sedai, (aloof, egotistical, and rude), and none of the positives (wisdom). They frequently get captured due to not having backup, and when they are saved they never thank anyone. The ultimate example is when they are captured by members of the Black Ajah, and are taken to the Stone of Tear, a fortress that has never been captured, and is only fated to be captured when the Dragon is reborn. Mat Cauthon learns this, he and Juilin Sandar go into the Stone of Tear, defeat several highly trained guards, duel a High Lord of Tear, and rescue them, and they respond by storming off. It's not until they are told to apologize by Elayne's best friend, Aviendha, and her Warder Birgitte that they do apologize. Then Elayne mocks Mat for being raped multiple times by a woman, after having first annulled her promise to treat him with respect when she thought that he was the criminal and not the victim.


* In later volumes of Creator/TerryGoodkind's Literature/SwordOfTruth series, after he became a rabid objectivist, he had a tendency to write his views into his books in the most blatant way possible; by having his "good" characters stop the story for pages and pages at a time, so that they can speechify to those around them (and thus, the reader), expounding upon Goodkind's views in a ham-fisted fashion that left no doubt in anyone's minds that this was just Goodkind preaching at us. Anyone who was shown disagreeing with this was portrayed not only as wrong, but irredeemably evil, and those nay-sayers who were important to the plot would ultimately prove themselves to be rapists and child molesters. This had the undesired but very present effect of making it seem like all of Goodkind's "heroes" were total jerkasses, unable to accept any viewpoint but their own. After all, this is the series that had its ''hero'' kick a little girl in the face with such force that she went into a coma and her healers weren't sure if she would ever wake up!

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* In later volumes of Creator/TerryGoodkind's Literature/SwordOfTruth series, after he became a rabid objectivist, he had a tendency to write his views into his books in the most blatant way possible; by having his "good" characters stop the story for pages and pages at a time, so that they can speechify to those around them (and thus, the reader), expounding upon Goodkind's views in a ham-fisted fashion that left no doubt in anyone's minds that this was just Goodkind preaching at us. Anyone who was shown disagreeing with this was portrayed not only as wrong, but irredeemably evil, and those nay-sayers who were important to the plot would ultimately prove themselves to be rapists and child molesters. This had the undesired but very present effect of making it seem like all of Goodkind's "heroes" were total jerkasses, unable to accept any viewpoint but their own. After all, this is the series that had its ''hero'' kick a little girl in the face with such force that she went into a coma and her healers weren't sure if she would ever wake up!up! (In fairness, she turns out to be an AssholeVictim and an EnfantTerrible.)

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