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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Yohnny the Janitor hates Dexter so much for making a mess every day in school that he traps him in the school and terrorizes him in a ''Film/DieHard'' parody... but then you realize that he has a point. Dexter is experimenting with all kinds of dangerous chemicals in the classroom and leave them lying around when he goes home for the day, which Yohnny has to clean himself, adding unneeded hours of overtime. Also remember that Dexter is an elementary school student. He's leaving all kinds of poisonous and highly volatile substances in a mess that a janitor like Yohnny wouldn't have any formal training to remove. Yohnny has no idea what these chemicals are so he may accidentally mix the wrong substances. He went too far, but when it comes to Dexter... can you really blame him? On the flip side, however, Dexter makes it clear from his perspective that he was unaware about doing any of the things above, so when he [[YoureInsane accuses Yohnny of being crazy with what he's been putting him through]], ''he'' [[BothSidesHaveAPoint actually has a point of his own]] because he doesn't even know why Yohnny's doing it. At the very least, Yohnny [[DisproportionateRetribution would be more justified in his actions]] ([[DownplayedTrope than he already is]]) if he had bothered to tell Dexter what this was all about. [[HandWave He briefly does]], but after Dexter replies with a genuinely confused [[FlatWhat "What?"]], [[KickTheDog he simply taunts him by opening the exit door instead of explaining himself further.]] [[LostAesop Missing an opportunity to make Dexter actually learn his lesson]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Yohnny the Janitor hates Dexter so much for making a mess every day in school that he traps him in the school and terrorizes him in a ''Film/DieHard'' parody... but then you realize that he has a point. Dexter is experimenting experiments with all kinds of dangerous chemicals in the classroom and leave leaves them lying around when he goes home for the day, which Yohnny has to clean himself, adding unneeded hours of overtime. Also Also, remember that Dexter is an elementary school student. He's leaving all kinds of poisonous and highly volatile substances in a mess that a janitor like Yohnny wouldn't have any formal training to remove. Yohnny has no idea what these chemicals are so he may accidentally mix the wrong substances. He went too far, but when it comes to Dexter... can you really blame him? On the flip side, however, Dexter makes it clear from his perspective that he was unaware about doing any of the things above, so when he [[YoureInsane accuses Yohnny of being crazy with what he's been putting him through]], ''he'' [[BothSidesHaveAPoint actually has a point of his own]] because he doesn't even know why Yohnny's doing it. At the very least, Yohnny [[DisproportionateRetribution would be more justified in his actions]] ([[DownplayedTrope than he already is]]) if he had bothered to tell Dexter what this was all about. [[HandWave He briefly does]], but after Dexter replies with a genuinely confused [[FlatWhat "What?"]], [[KickTheDog he simply taunts him by opening the exit door instead of explaining himself further.]] [[LostAesop Missing an opportunity to make Dexter actually learn his lesson]].lesson.]]

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** While Oscar can be too obnoxious and carried away with his overprotectiveness, he is right that Penny is too young to be dating as a middle schooler. He was also right to be angry with Penny in the episode "Hip-Hop Helicopter" for wearing skimpy clothes on television. The clothes were too revealing for a middle school girl to be wearing, and Trudy even points it out (but then again, he should have been less hostile with his anger). He was also right to ground her for wearing the clothes again after he and Trudy told her not to wear it.

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* Series/CornerGas Animated: Oscar may be short tempered, rude and often exaggerating, but he did successfully run the gas station for 40 years and was right to say Brent letting the underground tanks run completely empty for two full days was irresponsible.


* WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy: While Carter Pewterschmidt personifies the EvilOldFolks and RichBastard tropes, his loathing for his son-in-law Peter Griffin is amply justified. Peter is not only a FatIdiot, he's a full-blown PsychopathicManchild who's repeatedly shown to be a danger to himself and everyone in the vicinity, responsible for multiple serious injuries, fatalities and millions of dollars in property damage. He's also not a good father as well to his kids, especially [[ButtMonkey Meg]].

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* WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy: ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': While Carter Pewterschmidt personifies the EvilOldFolks and RichBastard tropes, his loathing for his son-in-law Peter Griffin is amply justified. Peter is not only a FatIdiot, he's a full-blown PsychopathicManchild who's repeatedly shown to be a danger to himself and everyone in the vicinity, responsible for multiple serious injuries, fatalities and millions of dollars in property damage. He's also not a good father as well to his kids, especially [[ButtMonkey Meg]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', during a flashback, Demona talks behind Hudson's back that the Wyvern clan need a new leader due to Hudson's advanced age. Hudson acknowledges that she has a point and gives the reigns of leadership to Goliath while Hudson stays on as a mentor.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'':
** Merlin, of King Arthur fame, is fairly single-minded and overly blunt about his goal of slaying Morgana (Le Fae), but she is also the one with the power to give the series' big bad, Gunmar, the ability to take over the world. This leads to an exchange with Jim the Trollhunter.
--->'''Jim:''' You're kind of a jerk, you know that?\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'':
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''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'': Merlin, of King Arthur fame, is fairly single-minded and overly blunt about his goal of slaying Morgana (Le Fae), but she is also the one with the power to give the series' big bad, Gunmar, the ability to take over the world. This leads to an exchange with Jim the Trollhunter.
--->'''Jim:''' -->'''Jim:''' You're kind of a jerk, you know that?\\



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', during a flashback, Demona talks behind Hudson's back that the Wyvern clan need a new leader due to Hudson's advanced age. Hudson acknowledges that she has a point and gives the reigns of leadership to Goliath while Hudson stays on as a mentor.


-->'''Orpheus''': It is awful that you would do this to your boys!
-->'''Venture''': Please, you do this kind of crap every day.
-->'''Orpheus''': That's different.
-->'''Venture''': Why, because you call it by a different name? Church? Lab. Soul? Synapses. Purgatory? Computer. Get over yourself.

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-->'''Orpheus''': --->'''Orpheus''': It is awful that you would do this to your boys!
-->'''Venture''':
boys!\\
'''Venture''':
Please, you do this kind of crap every day.
-->'''Orpheus''':
day.\\
'''Orpheus''':
That's different.
-->'''Venture''':
different.\\
'''Venture''':
Why, because you call it by a different name? Church? Lab. Soul? Synapses. Purgatory? Computer. Get over yourself.



* ''Trollhunters'':

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-->'''Jim''' : You're kind of a jerk, you know that?
-->'''Merlin''': Yes, but that doesn't stop me from being right!

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-->'''Jim''' : --->'''Jim:''' You're kind of a jerk, you know that?
-->'''Merlin''':
that?\\
'''Merlin:'''
Yes, but that doesn't stop me from being right!

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** White Diamond is actually pretty spot on in declaring Pink Diamond to be emotionally immature and childish. [[note]] And whether she ever truly moved past this point as Rose Quartz is a matter of some debate [[/note]] In fact, ''most'' of her assessments of the flaws of others are brutally accurate. The irony is that [[MoralMyopia she can't recognize those same flaws in herself.]]


*** In "Run Ed Run", when Edd chides Eddy for encouraging Ed to sacrifice himself to the Kanker sisters to return them their Ship-Inna-Bottle, Eddy retorts that it was Ed taking the bottle in the first place that prompted the Kankers to go on a rampage in the cul-de-sac and break into Edd's house.

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*** In "Run Ed Run", for Your Ed, when Edd chides Eddy for encouraging Ed to sacrifice himself to the Kanker sisters to return them their Ship-Inna-Bottle, Eddy retorts that it was Ed taking the bottle in the first place that prompted the Kankers to go on a rampage in the cul-de-sac and break into Edd's house.


* DisappearedDad: The father of Shelldon's best friend, Herman, disappeared approxi


** [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters "Boast Busters"]]: Having heard that [[MilesGloriosus Trixie]] defeated an Ursa Major on her own, Snips and Snails venture out into the Everfree Forest and [[TooDumbToLive bring one to Ponyville]]. When they show Trixie, she rightly chides them for doing so.

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** [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters "Boast Busters"]]: Having heard that [[MilesGloriosus Trixie]] defeated an Ursa Major on her own, Snips and Snails venture out into the Everfree Forest and [[TooDumbToLive bring one to Ponyville]]. When they show Trixie, she rightly chides them for doing so.



** When Trixie comes back for some AmplifierArtifact BrainwashedAndCrazy revenge, she points out that she wants payback because her entire career was destroyed, she's a laughing stock, ''and'' she's effectively homeless now due to the events of ''Boast Busters''. She goes ''way'' too far, and targets Twilight Sparkle for all the wrong reasons, but she's absolutely right about the repercussions of that episode being [[DisproportionateRetribution needlessly and unfairly harsh]] given all she really did wrong was tell some lies and act like a jerk on stage, which Twilight's friends actually agree with.

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** When Trixie comes back for some AmplifierArtifact BrainwashedAndCrazy revenge, she points out that she wants payback because her entire career was destroyed, she's a laughing stock, ''and'' she's effectively homeless now due to the events of ''Boast Busters''."Boast Busters". She goes ''way'' too far, and targets Twilight Sparkle for all the wrong reasons, but she's absolutely right about the repercussions of that episode being [[DisproportionateRetribution needlessly and unfairly harsh]] given all she really did wrong was tell some lies and act like a jerk on stage, which Twilight's friends actually agree with.


* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' Season 1, Admiral Zhao is the resident Jerkass and HateSink character. However, in Episode 3 (his debut episode no less) he raised some very good points about the Deuteragonist Zuko's undying (and completely undeserved) [[UndyingLoyalty loyalty]] to his father the Firelord. He says it in a way that's obviously meant to hurt Zuko, but it doesn't make what he says any less true.
--> Zhao: "...your own father doesn't even want you."
--> Zuko: "You're wrong! Once I deliver the Avatar to my Father, he will welcome me home with honor! And restore my rightful place on the throne."
--> Zhao: "If your father really wanted you home, he would've let you return by now, Avatar or no Avatar. But in his eyes you are a failure and a disgrace to the Fire Nation.
--> Zuko: "That's not true!"
--> Zhao: "You have the scar to prove it."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' Season 1, Admiral Zhao is the resident Jerkass and HateSink character. However, in Episode 3 (his debut episode no less) he raised some very good points about the Deuteragonist {{Deuteragonist}} Zuko's undying (and completely undeserved) [[UndyingLoyalty loyalty]] to his father the Firelord.Fire Lord. He says it in a way that's obviously meant to hurt Zuko, but it doesn't make what he says any less true.
--> Zhao: "...-->'''Zhao:''' ...your own father doesn't even want you."
--> Zuko: "You're
\\
'''Zuko:''' You're
wrong! Once I deliver the Avatar to my Father, father, he will welcome me home with honor! And restore my rightful place on the throne."
--> Zhao: "If
\\
'''Zhao:''' If
your father really wanted you home, he would've let you return by now, Avatar or no Avatar. But in his eyes you are a failure and a disgrace to the Fire Nation.
--> Zuko: "That's
Nation.\\
'''Zuko:''' That's
not true!"
--> Zhao: "You
true!\\
'''Zhao:''' You
have the scar to prove it."

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': When Kaeloo tries to tell fairy tales as bedtime stories to Stumpy and Quack Quack in Episode 122, Mr. Cat interrupts each story, takes over the narration, and makes it more realistic (like having Cinderella call CPS, for example). When Kaeloo gets mad at him for "ruining" the stories, he points out that the original versions of the fairy tales would not help Stumpy and Quack Quack learn how to deal with real life problems.


--->'''Morty''': Yeah, it is. You know why Rick? Because when you're an asshole, it doesn't matter how right you are, nobody wants to give you the satisfaction!\\

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--->'''Morty''': '''Morty''': Yeah, it is. You know why Rick? Because when you're an asshole, it doesn't matter how right you are, nobody wants to give you the satisfaction!\\satisfaction!


* In "Pass It Along" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shelldon}}'' Shelldon and Herman both try to warn Connie that Mr. Kraken has commandeered her "pass it along" so that it is no longer really about helping people but rather about his own profit. They're absolutely right, however, she pays them no attention because both of them were complete jerks to her before, openly dismissive of her project and even laughing at her about it.

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* In "Pass It Along" "Pay Happiness Forward" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shelldon}}'' Shelldon and Herman both try to warn Connie that Mr. Kraken has commandeered her "pass it along" so that it is no longer really about helping people but rather about his own profit. They're absolutely right, however, she pays them no attention because both of them were complete jerks to her before, openly dismissive of her project and even laughing at her about it.

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* In "Pass It Along" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shelldon}}'' Shelldon and Herman both try to warn Connie that Mr. Kraken has commandeered her "pass it along" so that it is no longer really about helping people but rather about his own profit. They're absolutely right, however, she pays them no attention because both of them were complete jerks to her before, openly dismissive of her project and even laughing at her about it.
* DisappearedDad: The father of Shelldon's best friend, Herman, disappeared approxi

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' uses this trope a lot with Rick. For instance, Rick angrily reads Jerry the riot act in "The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy", as when Jerry accuses Rick of taking his family, Rick retorts that Jerry's the one who got Beth knocked up at seventeen and tells him that he uses pity to make people feel sorry for him and thus easier to manipulate, which nearly drives Jerry to tears.
** Deconstructed in "The Vindicators":
---> '''Rick''': Thank you, I appreciate it, Morty. I knew you were sucking the Kool-Aid out of the Vindicator's dick, so the fact that I was right must be pretty hard to admit.\\
--->'''Morty''': Yeah, it is. You know why Rick? Because when you're an asshole, it doesn't matter how right you are, nobody wants to give you the satisfaction!\\

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