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** Norman is RightlySelfRighteous, or an InsufferableGenius- he is a Jerkass BECAUSE he has a point, rather than being a preexisting Jerkass who just caught the SmartBall today.


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**Norman's [[IgnoredExpert is regularly ignored]] due to sheer force of his jackassery...much to his pleasure. When he is inevitably proven right, [[IToldYouSo Norman wastes no time in gloating about it,]] and [[InsufferableGenius smugly mocks them for thinking him wrong just for being an asshat.]]

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** Norman [[OutOfCharacterMoment makes clear that he's going pause being an asshole for a moment to make an honest opinion about things that he thinks must be discussed]] before doing so. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness If anything, it makes his opinion more effective.]]


** Even if he may have a point, Norman is just so much of a {{Jerkass}} that his friends, and by extension, the viewer, [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic want to disagree with him out of spite]].

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** Even if he may have a point, Norman is just so much of a {{Jerkass}} that his friends, and by extension, the viewer, [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic want to disagree with him out of spite]].spite. Norman is ultimately still in the wrong for not making their point tactfully enough for others to be willing to hear out.


** Even if he may have a point, Norman is just so much of a {{Jerkass}} that his friends, and by extension, the viewer, [[UnintentionallyUnsymptathetic want to disagree with him out of spite.]]

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** Even if he may have a point, Norman is just so much of a {{Jerkass}} that his friends, and by extension, the viewer, [[UnintentionallyUnsymptathetic [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic want to disagree with him out of spite.]]spite]].

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** Even if he may have a point, Norman is just so much of a {{Jerkass}} that his friends, and by extension, the viewer, [[UnintentionallyUnsymptathetic want to disagree with him out of spite.]]

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** VillainHasAPoint


'''Basic Trope''': A {{Jerkass}} gives an actually valid, if hypocritical, WhatTheHellHero-speech.

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'''Basic Trope''': A {{Jerkass}} gives an actually valid, if hypocritical, WhatTheHellHero-speech.argument.

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** The reason why Norman is such a {{Jerkass}} to the Brandon in the first place is because Brandon is a reckless, {{Ungrateful Bastard}} who he has to constantly clean up after. Norman is [[WhatTheHellHero simply spelling out]] to Brandon how much grief he's caused him.


** Too much Jerkass, not enough of a point: Norman pointing out that Brandon, say for example, never paid his credit card debts in time and now obviously he's getting audited is something that makes sense. That it's the "jaywalking" part of a fifteen-minute ArsonMurderAndJaywalking TheReasonYouSuckSpeech where he hollers every single kind of insult he can think of at Brandon, his wife and their five-year-old son at glass-shattering decibels, which he caps off by giving Brandon a PaterFamilicide SuicideDare and even [[LeaveBehindAPistol slaps a gun down on the table so Brandon can do it right then and there]] in front of him (and everybody in the restaurant that he just terrorized) is just asking everybody else to accept something that, even by association, is obscenely cruel.

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** Too much Jerkass, not enough of a point: Norman pointing out that Brandon, say for example, never paid his credit card debts in time and now obviously he's getting audited and may have problems keeping his home in the future is something that makes sense. That it's the "jaywalking" part of a fifteen-minute ArsonMurderAndJaywalking TheReasonYouSuckSpeech where he hollers every single kind of insult he can think of at Brandon, his wife and their five-year-old son at glass-shattering decibels, which he caps off by giving Brandon a PaterFamilicide SuicideDare and even [[LeaveBehindAPistol slaps a gun down on the table so Brandon can do it right then and there]] in front of him (and everybody in the restaurant that he just terrorized) is just asking everybody else to accept something that, even by association, is obscenely cruel.


** Too much Jerkass, not enough of a point: Norman pointing out that Brandon, say for example, never paid his credit card debts in time and now obviously he's getting audited is something that makes sense. That it's the "jaywalking" part of a fifteen-minute ArsonMurderAndJaywalking TheReasonYouSuckSpeech where he hollers every single kind of insult he can think of at Brandon, his wife and their five-year-old son at glass-shattering decibels, which he caps off by giving Brandon a PaterFamilicide SuicideDare and even [[LeaveBehindAPistol slaps a gun down on the table so Brandon can do it right then and there]] in front of him (and everybody else in the restaurant that he just terrorized) is just asking everybody else to accept something that, even by association, is obscenely cruel.

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** Too much Jerkass, not enough of a point: Norman pointing out that Brandon, say for example, never paid his credit card debts in time and now obviously he's getting audited is something that makes sense. That it's the "jaywalking" part of a fifteen-minute ArsonMurderAndJaywalking TheReasonYouSuckSpeech where he hollers every single kind of insult he can think of at Brandon, his wife and their five-year-old son at glass-shattering decibels, which he caps off by giving Brandon a PaterFamilicide SuicideDare and even [[LeaveBehindAPistol slaps a gun down on the table so Brandon can do it right then and there]] in front of him (and everybody else in the restaurant that he just terrorized) is just asking everybody else to accept something that, even by association, is obscenely cruel.

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** Too much Jerkass, not enough of a point: Norman pointing out that Brandon, say for example, never paid his credit card debts in time and now obviously he's getting audited is something that makes sense. That it's the "jaywalking" part of a fifteen-minute ArsonMurderAndJaywalking TheReasonYouSuckSpeech where he hollers every single kind of insult he can think of at Brandon, his wife and their five-year-old son at glass-shattering decibels, which he caps off by giving Brandon a PaterFamilicide SuicideDare and even [[LeaveBehindAPistol slaps a gun down on the table so Brandon can do it right then and there]] in front of him (and everybody else in the restaurant that he just terrorized) is just asking everybody else to accept something that, even by association, is obscenely cruel.


* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???The executives are kind of fed up with Brandon there just ranting angrily at any stupid thing that crosses his mind and being the fodder for "TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong", so they ask the writers to make him undeniably ''right'' about something for a change.


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** (Brandon visibly hits his RageBreakingPoint from the insulting alone and points over shoulder at Norman) "Does anybody else here gives a flying '''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]''' about what he's saying?" (Nobody does, and never analyze how right he is).


** Norman [[ILied admits he actually saying that to spite Brandon]] [[((Hypocrite}} only likes to feel superior]].

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** Norman [[ILied admits he actually saying that to spite Brandon]] [[((Hypocrite}} [[{{Hypocrite}} and only likes to feel superior]].

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** Because of Norman's {{Jerkass}} behavior, no one takes his advice seriously and his attempt at calling out Brandon makes others call him out for being a {{Hypocrite}}.


** Norman, in the vein of being an asshole, is also an extremely self-deceptive hypocrite, who never thinks rules could apply to ''[[MoralMyopia him]]''.

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** Norman, in the vein of being an asshole, is also an [[HypocriteHasAPoint extremely self-deceptive hypocrite, hypocrite]], who never thinks rules could apply to ''[[MoralMyopia him]]''.



** Norman admits he actually only likes to feel superior.

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** Norman [[ILied admits he actually saying that to spite Brandon]] [[((Hypocrite}} only likes to feel superior.superior]].



** Norman's exclamation of superiority isn't convincing. He tries to hold up his self-image, but it still shows he's fuming inside.

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** [[HypocriteHasAPoint Norman's exclamation of superiority isn't convincing.convincing]]. He tries to hold up his self-image, but it still shows he's fuming inside.

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