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  • Sasuke Uchiha wavers for quite a while between being a straight-up Jerkass (especially after the Time Skip) and a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and/or having a Hidden Heart of Gold; despite his constant posturing, and especially prior to his Heroic BSoD (Rival edition) and Face–Heel Turn courtesy of his Aloof Big Brother, he is shown warming up to his team mates and putting his life on the line to protect them. Then he Jumps over The Slippery Slope, which is a pity.
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  • Neji Hyuuga is introduced as this, looking down on those he saw as weaker than himnote  until Naruto beats it out of him. Before this happened, the nicest thing we have seen him do is offer his cousin a chance to surrender before their match. And then, for all intents and purposes, he tries to kill her and only fails because the adults in charge are quick enough to jump in and stop him. And then he has the audacity to get upset and cry favoritism when they stop him from essentially murdering his defenseless cousin.
    Kurenai: [thinking while looking at Hinata] Oh no, she's going into cardiac arrest... [glares at Neji] Was he really trying to kill her?
    Neji: [smugly] I wouldn't waste time glaring at me when you really should be taking care of her.
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  • When he isn't killing everything in sight, Hidan is a fucking dick to everyone he's not supposed to kill. For example, he taunts Team 10 and their dead sensei, whom he killed in order to provoke them.
  • Madara Uchiha is such a dick that not even Kurama, the nine-tailed fox, a self-proclaimed "living mass of malevolence," can't stand him. The moment the man came on to the scene, Kurama immediately initiated an Enemy Mine with Naruto, who he has served as an Enemy Within for most of the series. Uchiha Madara is pretty much the biggest dick in the entire series, and that says a lot.
    • In fact almost everyone who has ever met and spoken to this man hates his guts. Even his long-time accomplice Tobi, aka Obito Uchiha, reveals that he doesn't care for him all that much either. The only people who can tolerate him are Senju Hashirama, who was once his best friend, and Izuna, his brother, though Madara did everything he could to hate Hashirama and, in rejecting his assistance, essentially let Izuna die.
    • Also constantly referring to the Bijuu as filthy beasts certainly qualifies him as such. Remember that it's been established that all the Tailed Beasts have their own names and feelings; Madara keeps alluding that the Bijuu are nothing more than mindless monsters running around unsupervised and that they deserved to have a leash tied around their necks. What a jerk.
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  • In the pilot, Naruto was an even bigger Bratty Half-Pint than even his worst in canon, especially urinating on a boy for spreading rumors about him, and this exchange with the chief:
    Chief: Humans and Yokai need to live together in peace. Why can't you make any human friends?
    Naruto: Oh, like you have so many. I've never even seen one!
    Chief: Fool!!!! I had eight... UNTIL YOUR FATHER KILLED THEM! We took pity on the baby... it was dumb luck that saved you. Now you're a friendless, sullen brat.
    Naruto: If friends are so important... why don't you go join yours?
  • Shinno from Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds turns out to be a major asshole under his guise as a good doctor.
  • Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison: Maroi is Bee's friend and was asked by him to protect Naruto. Naruto realizes, Maroi was very willing to let him die.

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