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* ZigZagged with Vincent, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''. He's an unassuming, unambitious 30-something IT guy caught between his pushy girlfriend Katherine and young fling [[spoiler:(read: succubus)]] Catherine. Though his indecisiveness and cheating tendencies aren't treated with much sympathy, he comes across as far more heroic in the game's "Nightmare" sections, and in the good endings he successfully redeems himself.

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* ZigZagged Deconstructed with Vincent, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''. He's an unassuming, unambitious 30-something IT guy caught between his pushy girlfriend Katherine and young fling [[spoiler:(read: succubus)]] Catherine. Though his indecisiveness and cheating tendencies aren't treated with much any sympathy, what he comes across as far more goes through is so horrific that it becomes easy to forget all of that. This is intentional, it's clearly showing that in spite of his problems, he does '''not''' deserve what he goes through.[[note]]Not helping is that Katherine wasn't the nicest or most loving girlfriend to begin with[[/note]]. His heroic behavior in the game's "Nightmare" sections, and in the good endings character development show that he successfully redeems himself.isn't beyond redemption, either.

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* ''Series/{{Burnistoun}}'': Kelly [=McGlade=], the main character and narrator of a series of humorous sketches focused on her. She's arrogant, self-absorbed, and very mean to her fellow band-mates who depend on her, and ends up physically fighting someone almost every time she appears. However, someone else usually gets the better of her by the end of each sketch, though she never admits it.


* ''Manga/GoToubunNoHanayome'': While they're not completely unsympathetic, the Nakano quintuplets are primarily characterized as a group of lazy idiots who bring most of their problems upon themselves.

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* ''Manga/GoToubunNoHanayome'': ''Manga/TheQuintessentialQuintuplets'': While they're not completely unsympathetic, the Nakano quintuplets are at first primarily characterized as a group of lazy idiots who bring most of their problems upon themselves.

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* Nobita Nobi from ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' in most of the stories tends to misuse Doraemon's gadgets for his own benefit, whether it be troubling Gian and Suneo, making a fool out of his parents, or [[DirtyKid peek on Shizuka during her bath]]. However things usually backfire on him, hilariously so.


* ''Manga/Gintama'' pretty much runs on this. Almost everyone in the cast can be unrepentable sociopathic asshole. Gintoki himself is often showed as a lazy, greedy, petty and selfish human.

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* ''Manga/Gintama'' ''Manga/GinTama'' pretty much runs on this. Almost everyone in the cast can be unrepentable sociopathic asshole. Gintoki himself is often showed as a lazy, greedy, petty and selfish human.

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* ''Manga/Gintama'' pretty much runs on this. Almost everyone in the cast can be unrepentable sociopathic asshole. Gintoki himself is often showed as a lazy, greedy, petty and selfish human.


* ''Series/SchittsCreek'' plays with this, as the Rose family begin the series as spoiled, selfish and self-pitying thanks to their ImpoverishedAristocrat status. Over the course of the series, however, they gradually become better people even though they all have bursts of selfishness now and again.

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* ''Series/SchittsCreek'' plays with this, as all four members of the Rose family begin the series as spoiled, selfish and self-pitying jerks thanks to their ImpoverishedAristocrat ImpoverishedPatrician status. Over the course of the series, however, they gradually become better people even though they all have bursts of selfishness now and again.

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* ''Series/SchittsCreek'' plays with this, as the Rose family begin the series as spoiled, selfish and self-pitying thanks to their ImpoverishedAristocrat status. Over the course of the series, however, they gradually become better people even though they all have bursts of selfishness now and again.


Compare with JadedWashout about a specific social category that is a very popular choice as this in sitcoms, NominalHero about characters that do heroic things for all the wrong reasons, SmallNameBigEgo which is a flaw often present in these characters because its funny and easy to mock, and IneffectualSympatheticVillain which many of these types will be as well, being foul but also hilariously hopeless and pitiful (apart from a few competent ones). Contrast with DesignatedHero when the Unsympathetic part is unintentional and therefore the character becomes neither Karma's punching bag nor the audience's laughingstock.

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Compare with JadedWashout about a specific social category that is a very popular choice as this in sitcoms, NominalHero about characters that do heroic things for all the wrong reasons, SmallNameBigEgo which is a flaw often present in these characters because its funny and easy to mock, and IneffectualSympatheticVillain which many of these types will be as well, being foul but also hilariously hopeless and pitiful (apart from a few competent ones). Often the Smart Jerk in a SmartJerkAndNiceMoron pair. Contrast with DesignatedHero when the Unsympathetic part is unintentional and therefore the character becomes neither Karma's punching bag nor the audience's laughingstock.

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* Rudyard Funn of ''Podcast/WoodenOvercoats'' is TheChewToy, suffering a ''lot'' of abuse in nearly every episode... but since he's also rude, misanthropic, sarcastic, and self-important, he deserves nearly all of it. Nearly every problem he faces in the series is at least partially his own fault (though he is funny and pitiful enough to still be likable, and at least a few of the crises that pop up were out of his control). Even Madeline, his OnlyFriend, admits that the worst day of Rudyard's life (which starts the series) was "a bit overdue."
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** Possibly Glenn Quagmire too. Actually, there isn't a single member of the main cast who hasn't been [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into being a Jerkass.

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** Possibly Glenn Quagmire too. Actually, there isn't a single member of the main cast who hasn't been [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into being a Jerkass.Jerkass aside from Stewie, who ironically TookALevelInKindness.


** Boycie plays this trope straight, he's sleazy and smug and there really isn't an awful lot to like about him. Also his moustache is stupid.
*** One could argue he became ''slightly'' more sympathetic once he had his own turn in the spotlight via the SpinOff ''Series/TheGreenGreenGrass''. His attempts (and eventual success) to conceive a son were also something a [[MoralityPet small redeeming aspect]].

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** Boycie plays this trope straight, he's sleazy and smug and there really isn't an awful lot to like about him. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also his moustache is stupid.
*** One could argue he
stupid]]. He became ''slightly'' more sympathetic once he had his own turn in the spotlight via the SpinOff ''Series/TheGreenGreenGrass''. His attempts (and eventual success) to conceive a son were also something a [[MoralityPet small redeeming aspect]].


* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' are both deliberately rude, childish, and insensitive to everyone they meet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' are both deliberately rude, childish, childish and insensitive to everyone they meet.


* Beca Mitchell in "Film/PitchPerfect" start as a mild case. In the first part of the film she comes out as a self-centered snob, focusing only on her dream of becoming a music producer, being rude to her father and looking down on most of the people she mets. She only joins the Bellas because her father blackmails/bribes her into joining a club. She finally embraces her Bellahood during the bus trip to the second competition by, after some initial reluctance, belting out Party in the USA with the rest of the Bellas.

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* Beca Mitchell in "Film/PitchPerfect" start as a mild case. In the first part of the film she comes out as a self-centered snob, focusing only on her dream of becoming a music producer, being rude to her father and looking down on most of the people she mets.meets. She only joins the Bellas because her father blackmails/bribes her into joining a club. She finally embraces her Bellahood during the bus trip to the second competition by, after some initial reluctance, belting out Party in the USA with the rest of the Bellas.


* The titled ManChild of ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}'' is a JerkAss to the only people who were nice to him and not to the people who [[TheChewToy abuse him]].
* [[AwesomeEgo Batman]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'' spends the majority of the film being a massive {{Jerkass}} whom takes advantage of Robin (a kid whom he unknowingly adopted) by sending him on a dangerous mission for his own selfish needs, acts like an [[UngratefulBastard ungrateful]] ManChild towards his ParentalSubstitute Alfred (to the point where Alfred even had to punish him by reading a book on how to discipline bratty children), and inconsiderately breaks Superman's stuff in order to turn off the security system for the Phantom Zone projector. This becomes [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], however, as everyone calls out Batman on his selfishness and even shows his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold redeemable traits]] ''before'' his CharacterDevelopment.

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* The titled ManChild of ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}'' is a JerkAss {{Jerkass}} to the only people who were nice to him and not to the people who [[TheChewToy abuse him]].
* [[AwesomeEgo Batman]] Deconstructed with Batman from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie''. He spends the majority most of the film movie being a massive {{Jerkass}} whom takes advantage of Robin (a kid whom he unknowingly adopted) by sending him on a dangerous mission for self-centered jerk to his own selfish needs, acts like an [[UngratefulBastard ungrateful]] ManChild towards family and friends, yet [[WhatTheHellHero gets called out on this]] by several characters (especially [[spoiler:Phyllis, who gives Batman [[JerkassRealization the realization of his ParentalSubstitute Alfred (to the point where Alfred even had to punish him by reading a book on how to discipline bratty children), and inconsiderately breaks Superman's stuff ways]] while in order to turn off the security system for the Phantom Zone projector. This becomes [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], however, as everyone calls out Batman on his selfishness and Zone]]). He even shows showed his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold redeemable traits]] ''before'' his CharacterDevelopment.''beforehand''.

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