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"Every skool hav a resident buly who is fat and roll about the place clouting everybode."
nigel molesworth

The Super-Trope of Jerk Jock, Alpha Bitch, and other bully characters. This is the Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up in his heyday. The guy who gave you wedgies and tied you to a flag-pole. The girl who humiliated you in front of the entire school and broke your self-confidence on your first day in. In Western Animation, it is required by law for the bully to refer to his victims by last name only, because, well... you're not exactly their friend. Like dangerous creature predators, it’s not always the case that bullies are villains; they typically just act antagonistic, and are often considered neutral characters.

A bully is simply defined on wiktionary as "A person who is cruel to others, especially those who are weaker or have less power." This sums this character up in a nutshell. They will target anyone who is less popular than they are, those who are unable to fight back, or anyone who won't fight back. Comes in different flavours as listed below.


Because Adults Are Useless, frequently students have to take matters into their own hands to deal with these characters, leading to a Bully Hunter. Alternatively, the bully may not get his comeuppance from his victims or their protectors, instead running foul of a bigger villain and having to be rescued by the very people he used to torment. Can lead to a Reformed Bully, if the bully is willing to admit to it. Otherwise the status quo returns to normal despite past events.

Particularly thick bullies will often try picking on the (currently) pacifist superpowered or extremely strong kid who simply isn't very sociable. This is called Bullying a Dragon, and it always ends badly, unless the dragon ends up saving the bullies and thus shutting the bully right up. This doesn't always happen.


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    Anime & Manga 

  • Bleach: When Ichigo expresses concern that Ichika has wandered away from her parents without their knowledge, Rukia tells him not to worry because a Soul Reaper has nothing to fear from human opponents. This merely increases Ichigo's worry because he interprets Rukia's words to mean that Ichika likes bullying helpless humans.
  • In Daily Lives of High School Boys, Habara, known as the Archdemon, was the menace of all boys eight years before the current events. She needed ten Bully Hunters to barely make a draw with her, which forced her into retirement.
  • Takeshi "Gian" Goda (aka Big G) from Doraemon is probably the most well-known bully character in Japanese anime society. His victims are every boy in his neighborhood, though he picks on Nobita the most. Suneo (Sneech) is another of Gian's main targets, although he too enjoys bullying Nobita.
  • The kids at the orphanage who torment a young Lucy in Elfen Lied. It ends badly. Very badly.
  • Fist of the North Star's Kenshiro deals a lot with vicious bullies and evil warlords of the wastelands, who use their strength and superpowered martial arts to make the innocent suffer. Kenshiro is a Friend to All Children and a quintessential Bully Hunter, and when such bullies go too far, Kenshiro shows no mercy upon them.
  • Rosario + Vampire: For all his talk about "honor" and "justice," Kuyou is basically nothing more than a superpowered schoolyard bully who goes around taking people's lunch money. Unfortunately, the consequences for those that don't comply are far more grievous than the simple beating such thugs usually dish out, as the previous Newspaper Club can easily attest. He continues this behavior after becoming a Fairy Tale top enforcer, and utterly fails to comprehend why almost nobody shows him any respect.
  • Mazinger Z has Onimaru, a secondary character who attended Shiro's high school and was a Jerkass who bullied weak kids who could not defend themselves. He picked on Mitsuo, a nerdy, weak, shy kid and tormented him frequently, insulting him, beating him and making him a fool of himself. It did not end up well for him, though, and he started to reconsider his attitude.
  • In Mekko Rarekko, we have Yamano Taishou who is a bit of a bully towards Buchi (real name Hirata Tadakatsu), although he becomes much kinder towards him later on. Then we also have Amanuma Shinichi who bullied Taishou a lot in first grade and he bullies Taishou again along with Buchi shortly after he transfers to their school.
    • "Taishou" ("General") seems to be a common nickname for bullies in anime, as the bully character in the classic magical girl series Himitsu no Akko-chan also goes by Taishou. In fact, most early magical girl series, which tended to be more Slice of Life oriented than fantasy-oriented, had at least one bully character, ranging from the burly Boss in Majokko Meg-chan to Rich Bitch types like Tomiko in Mahou no Mako-chan.
  • Being a deconstruction of the Fighting Series, Muteki Kanban Musume offers a deconstruction of The Bully by Miki and Megumi’s relationship:
  • My Hero Academia: Bakugo Katsuki, The Rival to The Hero Izuku Midoriya, was his personal bully for ten years as of the time the story starts, and he was allowed to bully Izuku because our hero (at least at the beginning) was Quirkless while approximately 80 to 90 percent of humanity has a Quirk and Fantastic Racism is a result, as well as Bakugo being The Ace of the class, and in the very first chapter Bakugo even dares Izuku to kill himself. While Character Development has made him more (grudgingly) accepting of having Izuku around, at the time of this writing Bakugo has still done absolutely nothing to acknowledge (let alone apologize for) his bullying.
  • In My New Devil Wife, all the other mercenaries Theo, a 12-year-old orphan, had to work with, at first were grateful they had a willing porter, who would happily carry their luggage and dismantle the monsters they kill so they could focus on hunting, but quickly started seeing him as a burden, ignored or insulted his efforts, and his now dead adoptive "grandparents", beat him around, and literally kicked him out of the party so often he's lost count, over 2 long and difficult years. It culminates and ends in chapter 3 with the worst of the bunch, Carl, cornering Theo at the receptionist's counter and demanding that Theo share his wife like she's a common whore, or face a beating. To his credit, Theo loudly refuses, and the expected beating never comes, because Theo's wife is a devil, took offense, and broke Carl's arm, and when he goes after her, a Death Glare and a credible death threat had the coward running for the hills.
  • Sailor Moon: Rei is a subtle example in the first season of the 90s anime, towards Usagi and Ami. Rei constantly goaded Ami into snubbing Usagi along with her. And in an episode where Ami shyly suggests that Usagi might be suited for the role of leader, Rei pinches her leg, forcing Ami to reconsider. She mellows out throughout subsequent seasons, becoming more respectful of the two.
  • In Saint Beast, Kira acts as one to Rey, possibly because he always gets a reaction.
  • Shadow Star has Aki Honda and her Girl Posse, who torment the main character's friend in horrifying ways. When she snaps and releases her Bond Creature, they die in even more horrifying ways.
  • Ishida Shouya, protagonist of A Silent Voice, bullied a young deaf girl in his class constantly, usually alongside his fellow classmates. When they are finally forced to deal with it, the whole class, including the teacher use him as a scapegoat and shift all blame onto him, from then on tormenting and ostracizing him. After five years, the situation and the extremely guilty conscience he still holds for his actions have left him near suicidal. He decides to befriend Shouko before killing himself, though after befriending her he decides not to commit suicide.
  • Doi from Wandering Son, and Oka to a more mild extent. They both bully Nitori for being feminine.

    Comic Books 
  • Spider-Man:
    • Flash Thompson. The Ultimate version of Flash is even worse. He has none of the depth as his mainstream counterpart. And takes far more pleasure in seeing Peter humiliated and picks on him for no reason.
    • Another example is Tombstone. He was one as a teenager, and only got worse as an adult, becoming a hitman by trade, where his tendency to bully people weaker than himself is still obvious.
  • Supergirl has had to deal with several bullies during her long career:
    • In the Silver Age, Nasthalthia 'Nasty' Luthor was an Alpha Bitch who enrolled at Stanhope University as a student and began a campaign of bullying students, hoping to lure Supergirl out. Later on, both she and Linda Danvers -Supergirl's Secret Identity- work as rival photographers in KSF-TV news, and 'Nasty' constantly disparages Linda and picks on her. In Demon Spawn:
      Linda: Perhaps you're right! Nasty is a rather good news photographer! (thinking) Though I hate to admit it!
      Nasty: Rather good? Compared to you, I'm the whole Galaxy Broadcasting Service News staff rolled into one person!
      Linda: Come off it, big mouth! I'm nearly as good a photog as you!
      Nasty: Perhaps! But nobody really knows, since you're never around when a big story breaks!
    • Belinda Zee is Linda Lee's schoolmate in Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade, and she is popular, smug, petty, manipulative and loves making life miserable for Linda -Supergirl-.
  • Jamal from Mega Robo Bros.
  • Quasim of Mini Monsters.
  • Cruncher Kerr, a character in Roger the Dodger, a strip in the Britsh Anthology Comic The Beano.
  • The Red Skull. Worse, he thinks that everyone is a target.
  • Sabretooth loves making life miserable for Wolverine. Killing Logan's loved ones, eating food he just ordered, stalking him on his birthday and beating the crap out of him, manipulating Logan into killing his own son... it's all fun and games to Victor Creed.
  • Another X-Men example with Hellion, though he mellowed out considerably in the wake of Stryker's attacks on the school following M Day, after many of his friends were killed.
  • A short comic book released by Nintendo Power shows that Wario's grudge against Mario is because Mario acted like this towards him when they were kids, although that's not how Mario remembers it.
  • In one DC Super Hero Girls comic, Harley Quinn mentions being bullied by a green-haired boy in kindergarten.
  • In Robin there's a pair of bullies at Tim's school that target kids they see as weak nerds and Tim mostly leaves them be in order to protect his secret identity. They eventually kill one of their most frequent targets and the next time Tim comes across a school bully he does not allow them to get away with their behavior for a minute.
  • In the second Catstronauts book, Captain Meowser reveals he spent some time with the Cosmocats as part of an exchange program, and that they were apparently pretty mean to him. In reality Meowser was the bully, and a hot-headed one. The Cosmocats were hard on him back in the day because they wanted him to get better as an astronaut.
  • The entire premise of Bully Wars is that bullies compete in a tournament to determine who is the biggest bully of them all.
  • Bosse in Kunskapens Korridorer will use black-mail against his class-mates some times. Karma will bite him in the behind though in a most satisfying way.
  • Kid Sherlock: One of Sherlock's and Watson's classmates really likes giving the two a hard time.

    Comic Strips 
  • Moe of Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin sometimes takes advantage of his lack of intelligence, though, with mixed results.
    Calvin: Many years from now, when I am successful and he is in prison, I hope I'm not too mature to gloat.
  • Funky Winkerbean: During the pre-first time jump era, "Bull" Bushka, who mercilessly tormented Les Moore. Bull softened by the end of the pre-first time jump, becoming friends with Les (after he stood up to Bull), and although he still has his feisty personality he — as a teacher at Westview High — has absolutely no tolerance for bullying.

    Fan Works 
  • Cat-Ra: Lonnie was a horrible one to Catra in their childhood. Catra naturally is thrilled at the opportunity to pay her back after turning against the Horde, though her reaction to being left in the dark is so horrifying that Catra can't bring herself to do it. Lonnie later explains she didn't actually want to do any of it, and it was Shadow Weaver's influence.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers fanfic Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità: A teen who wore an incredibly grotesque mask popped out of nowhere just to scare Italy. He looked down upon Italy for being beaten and nearly raped. Germany and Japan did not take this well.
  • In The Lion King Adventures, Anti-Haiba serves as this to Simba in The Love Triangle. He even beats him up.
  • In the Lucky Star fanfic The Day Everything Changed, the main antagonist of the story, Sakura Takahashi, is a particularly nasty and surprisingly realistic example of this, particularly towards Kagami.
  • In Mega Man: Defender of the Human Race, Punk is this; he even bullies ProtoMan.
  • In Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox, Rokusho Aoi (a filler villain from the Naruto anime) uses his position as the chief hall monitor of Konoha High School to bully weaker students as he pleases.
  • In My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic, Sombra was first seen as a bully named Dusk Shine.
  • From Apartnement Gensokyo, we have Yume Ni, otherwise known as "Yu", and she is aptly called "Yu the Bully", especially the case chapter 59 and the kids were terrified of her. Sakuya also noted that she is comparatively worse than Reimu.
  • In the RWBY Fanfic Various Vytal Ventures chapter 'Hike and Camp' the individual members of Team CRDL, all bullies, are on a camping trip with Team RWBY. During the night, individual talks between the two teams explore some of the reasoning and mentality behind CRDL's bullying.
  • Rick and Morty New Drama Adventures:
    • Duncan is the Jerk Jock of the story, physically stronger and more threatening than Morty. He is shown bullying Morty and his friends, especially Harold in Chapter 1 when he corners him in the hallway to verbally abuse and physically intimidate the redhead.
    • Courtney, who is Duncan’s on-again off-again girlfriend, picks up his attitude towards Morty and his group of friends.

    Films — Animation 
  • An Angel for Christmas: The unnamed boy with a duo of friends who are introduced when they try to attack Wilfred and Angela with snowballs. He is even referred to as "the town bully".

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The unseen antagonists discussed in Bully, the critically acclaimed 2012 documentary film that became a rare box office hit of the genre. The five subjects of the film — including those who had revealed themselves as homosexuals, or had Asperger's — were all severely tormented by bullies. (The alleged bullies were not interviewed for this film.)
  • In Key Largo, there is a grown-up example. Rocco is this way to everyone, even to his own mooks and alcoholic girlfriend Gaye.
  • Napoleon Dynamite features a somewhat-odd bully who always starts out by offering to trade something to other kids in exchange for letting him have or use something of theirs that he wants. Whenever they refuse, he switches into full-on bully mode and makes them comply.
  • Joe and Jake from Song of the South are Big Brother Bullies to little sister Ginny, but they also antagonize Johnny. Notably, Joe and Jake's personalities are analogous to Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear, the antagonists of Uncle Remus's Br'er Rabbit stories.
  • In X2: X-Men United, Mitchell Laurio uses what little authority he has to screw with his prisoner(s).
  • In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Charlie comes across as a fairly standard one towards Eggsy, looking down on Eggsy's lower-class background in comparison to him and his elitist friends.
  • Gabara from All Monsters Attack is the kaiju equivalent of one — a big, ugly cat-toad-ogre who likes to beat on Godzilla's son because the little guy can't fight back and he's too much of a Dirty Coward to take on the Big G himself.
  • In the made-for-TV movie Cyberbully, a girl named Lindsay, believing the protagonist, Taylor (Emily Osment) subtly insulted her during a health class discussion, goes after Taylor with unbelievable viciousness. Although Lindsay is not the only cause of Taylor's problems (one of the perpetrators turns out to be Taylor's own best friend), she is the most consistently vicious, and when Taylor nearly commits suicide because of the teasing, Lindsay shows no remorse whatsoever.
  • Now You See It...: Producer Hunter and his contestant Brandon treat Danny with open contempt, mocking his attempts to preform on stage and even convince the judges to knock off points at the end of his turn, based on a technicality. However, They aren't all bad, and end up befriending Danny after realizing he's a skilled and clever magician.
  • Of all of the popular kids in When Evil Calls, Kirsty seems to be the worst bully. She is both physically and verbally abusive to those below her in the school pecking order, and every scene of hers that isn't her alone with Molly features her tormenting people. Her cruelty is the direct cause of several students making wishes that destroy their lives.
  • Glazer in The Burning, but only to Alfred. Other campers are certainly not scared of poking fun at him (although careful to far enough away from him when they do so that they can run).
  • Loving Annabelle: Katherine, especially towards Colins. Annabelle defends Colins as best she can.
  • Manny from Relative Fear force-feeds Adam dirt, then tells Adam's mother, "I kept telling him not to put that dirt in his mouth, but he wouldn't listen!"
  • Heaven Knows What: When Harley is sent to a Bedlam House during the opening credits, she's almost immediately accosted by a another female patient who taunts her and then physically attacks her. She's credited as "Psych Ward Bully." Because there is no dialogue during this sequence, we don't hear what she's saying.

  • This one captures the essence of bullying, so to speak.
    Fox: Bear, I'm bored.
    Bear: Yeah, me too.
    Fox: I've got an idea! We beat up the hare!
    Bear: Yeah, great idea!
    Fox: But we can't beat him up for nothing, we need a reason... I've got it: If he wears a cap, we tell him 'You have a stupid cap', and if he has no cap, we tell him 'Why don't you wear a cap, you want to get a cold?'
    Bear: Yeah, great idea!
    (They go, meet the hare, he has no cap, they beat him up. Continue next day:)
    Fox: Bear, I'm bored.
    Bear: Yeah, me too... can we beat up the hare again?
    Fox: Yeah, but we need a reason... I've got it: We ask him for a cigarette. If he offers us one with filter, we tell him 'Don't you know the filter kills the taste?', and if he offers us one without, we tell him 'Do you want to poison us?'
    (They go, meet the hare.)
    Fox: Hey, do you have a cigarette for us?
    Hare: With or without filter?
    Fox: Bear, have you noticed he still doesn't wear a cap?

  • In Michael C. Bailey's Action Figures - Issue One: Secret Origins, some exist so that Stuart can tell them to cut it out. Until their victim is the bully who had accidentally kill Stuart's little brother. It takes Stuart some time to rise to the challenge then.
  • Judy Blume's Blubber features an Alpha Bitch named Wendy, who decides to bully overweight classmate Linda (psychologically and physically) on a whim and gets everyone in her class - including Jill, the narrator of the novel - to join in. Then, when Jill dares to challenge Wendy's authority, Wendy gets the class to bully Jill in exactly the same ways.
  • In Cape, the first book of the "The League Of Secret Heroes" series, has Toby Hunter and his friends, who like mocking Josie and her brothers. One of his first actions in the series is stealing their bikes. And since he's the son of their landlord, she feels she can't stand up to him, or he'll go to his dad about how SHE'S bullying HIM, and get his dad to evict her family from their apartment.
  • Edmund Pevensie, in the first book of The Chronicles of Narnia, liked to bully and torment his younger sister, Lucy.
  • Bugs Meany of Encyclopedia Brown.
  • Flashman, was originally the school bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays, until he was given his own series by George MacDonald Fraser. Arguably he's a case of Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up then.
  • Harry Potter:
    • Harry's cousin Dudley, at least until his Heel–Face Turn.
    • Draco Malfoy is very savvy about finding Berserk Buttons of hot-headed Gryffindors and pressing it to get a rise of out his opponents.
    • Harry is disapointed to find out that his father and godfather relentlessly bullied his least favorite teacher, Severus Snape.
    • Snape himself is a horrible bully to his students, Harry and Neville in particular. JK Rowling even says she considers this his worst trait.
    • When he was younger, Tom Riddle bullied other students, although he was mostly seen as a good student by his teachers, with the exception of Dumbledore. Tom got worse. Much, much worse.
  • House Of Robots has Cooper Elliot, who singles out Sammy (whom he calls "Dweebiac") and Trip for the brunt of his abuse.
    • Jacob Gorski becomes Sammy's new bully in the sequel after Cooper Elliot got expelled for abducting and dismantling E in the previous book with the help of his brothers.
  • I'm Ok (2018) has Asa Banks, who's first interaction with Ok in the book is to call him "Okie Dorkie", and essentially talk down to him. It changes later on, when Asa asks Ok to start tutoring him on how to read.
  • Henry Bowers of It. Later becomes a Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up.
  • In Robert Westall's The Machine Gunners this role is filled by Boddser Brown, the Garmouth Grammar School bully and Chas McGill's most avid rival in the great game of collecting war souvenirs.
  • As seen in the page quote, Nigel molesworth is more than happy to share his "grate thorts" on the subject with his readers. He goes on to explain that bullies come in two varieties: fat bullies who can run, who are trouble, and fat bullies who "can't run for tofee", who may safely be taunted from a distance. Sadly Grabber of st. custards is of the former type.
  • In The Night Gardener, Alastair Windsor spends most of the book picking on his little sister. Near the end, he throws Kip's crutch — the only thing he has from his now-dead father — into the river. Luckily, he changes for the better not long after.
  • The cyberpunk novel Otherland could be interpreted as something of a Fantastic Aesop about bullying. The antagonists are all bullies of one sort or another; the most developed of whom, Corrupt Corporate Executive Felix Jongleur, describes a upbringing in a Boarding School of Horrors where he was the victim of the resident Gang of Bullies. In revenge, he became a bully himself, meting out vicious summary punishment to anyone who dares offend him. His use of pain to control his subordinates comes full circle when Psycho for Hire Dread pulls an Eviler Than Thou on him and the Other, his quasi-AI computer system, finally snaps under the constant torture and tries to kill him.
  • Officer Felix of Outsourced is very much bullying Isaac Fisher. His introduction to the reader is him absently aiming his gun at Isaac, before asking him some questions.
  • Sonny Singer and Heck Bast in The Talisman.
  • Tortall Universe
    • Ralon in Song of the Lioness enjoyed picking on and beating up Alanna and other smaller boys in his classes, even breaking Alanna's arm at one point while getting away with it. Alanna put up a good fight and eventually beat him at his own game.
    • Joren and his crew in the first two Protector of the Small books, using the excuse of routine hazing to pick on first-years relentlessly. Keladry and her friends eventually get them to stop entirely through force of numbers.
  • There are a fair few bullies in Tough Magic, with the three that stand out the most being Nist, Brath and Rungar.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire
    • Many, many knights are basically thugs with a sword and a massive sense of entitlement. One of the major examples is Ser Meryn Trant, who is perfectly happy to beat the crap out of a helpless teenage girl and laughs in Barristan Selmy's face when Joffrey kicks him out of the Kingsguard.
    • Joffrey himself, and Ramsay Snow are basically what would happen if you took a vicious teenage bully and gave them command of a group of soldiers and total protection from consequences.
    • Gregor Clegane was a vicious bully even as a child, burning and nearly killing his younger brother Sandor for playing with a toy Gregor had already discarded. He got even worse as he grew up, becoming one of the aforementioned "thugs with a sword and a massive sense of entitlement". It really doesn't help that he's always angry due to chronic migraines and is always looking for someone to lash out against. He's also the World's Strongest Man and leads a posse of other vicious bullies. Like a lot of bullies, his favorite targets are people who can't possibly put up a real fight against him, such as unarmed women and children — pillaging the smallfolk is a hobby of his. Fighting against people who can actually challenge and hurt him on the other hand makes him upset and causes him to lose what little self control he still has, much like a Spoiled Brat whining when things don't go his way.
  • Goosebumps is prone to have these types of characters in at least one book. Special mention, of course, goes to Conan Barber from the Monster Blood series (who routinely beats up Evan for minor offenses and even for things that weren't even Evan's fault), Judith from Be Careful What You Wish For (who constantly taunts Samantha), Chuck and Steve from The Haunted Mask (who take every opportunity to scare the living hell out of Carly Beth), and Wart, Jared, David, and Brenda from Calling All Creeps (who are the main students who pick on Ricky and do whatever they can to make him as miserable as possible).
  • T*A*C*K: Red Jameson, the meanest kid at Monroe Elementary School. He often makes life miserable for the Sandy Harbor kids when they are grouped together for occasions like spelling bees and field days. He even broke Will's leg by "accident."
  • Llama Llama and the Bully Goat from Anna Dewdney's Llama Llama picture book series is about Llama Llama and his friends having to deal with a bully named Gilroy Goat. In the Animated Adaptation, this issue will come up on the show as well. Promotional material states that deep down Gilroy wants to have friends but doesn't quite know how to go about it.
  • Worm has Taylor gain her superpowers due to the incredibly vicious bullying she suffers at school. She tries to become a superhero (but ends up becoming a frighteningly competent supervillain,) mostly out of a need to escape her hell of a school. The serial spends a lot of time looking at bullying in its different forms, motivations, what enables it, and consequences; Taylor believes there is a very real chance she would have been Driven to Suicide without her double-life to escape to, and her tendency to lash out viciously against those she perceives (often, but not always, correctly) as trying to bully her or others is a direct cause of many of her more ruthless and brutal actions.
  • Ratburger has Tina Trotts who (at least until the end) slobbers on, teases, and hits Zoe.
  • In A Boy Named Queen, of the kids who make fun of the titular character's name, Connor and Parker are the worst.
  • Flawed: After becoming Flawed, Celestine is harassed by kids at school, especially Logan and Natasha. Logan even goes so far as to pretend to be her friend, inviting her to his "18th birthday party", only to kidnap her along with Natasha, as well as their friend Gavin and her ex-friend Colleen. They spend the night abusing her and taunting her, and even strip her, before locking her in a thread overnight.
  • The Tribe: The first book, "Homeroom Headhunters", has Riley Callahan, who takes joy in making Spencer's life in school miserable. He also has history with some members of the Tribe.
  • The Worst Thing About My Sister has three mean girls named Alicia, Ingrid, and Katie who tease Marty the protagonist and call her "Bluebottle".
  • Race to the Sun has Mac, Nizhoni's younger brother, who is constantly bullied at school by Adrien Cuttlebush and his pals. Adrien beats Mac up and destroys his art supplies, which for Mac is even worse than beating. And then Mac discovers his water powers and gets even.
  • Unbelievably Boring Bart: Bartholomew Bean has had to deal with three bullies since he moved to Rancho Verdugo, California.
    • Giselle "The Golem", who seems to go out of her way to make sure she bumps into Bart in the hallway.
    • Nick "The Mimic", who likes to sit behind Bart in class, and constantly poke him to get him to speak out in class.
    • Tigran "The Tyrant", who likes "borrowing" whatever he can from Bart and never returning it.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Sesame Street: Several classic Street stories and skits:
    • In episodes aired in 1973 and 1974, a character named Bad Barney came to the street to bully Big Bird around. In his first appearance, he spray-painted his initials ("B.B.") on several buildings and windows and threatens to pin the blame on Big Bird if he opens his mouth. The adults almost immediately catch on and help the Bird stand up to Barney before he is given his walking papers. In the second skit, Barney returns, looking for a patsy to do his chores, his homework, etc., and threatens to blame him for a theft from vegetable vendor Willy's cart. Big Bird follows through with the theft but then admits later what he had done when Barney continues to accellerate his threats; when Big Bird rats him out, Barney flees ... right into a cop, who takes him away. The latter skit was remade in 1985, with Telly as Barney's mark.
    • In 1975, a Gangsters' skit is made with Lefty – not the salesman, but a Fat Blue character as a scared kid – intimidated by a pair of gangsters. He's told to remember the "secret knock" (three knocks) and that he'd better answer the door when he hears the knock or else. Lefty eventually decides he doesn't want to be bullied anymore and leaves through a back door, leaving the gangsters stranded outside (and – as the skit ends beforehand – likely easy targets for arrest by the police, who have been searching for them).
    • A 2011 episode, “The Good Birds Club,” puts bullying in a modern context, when Big Bird is invited (by paper invitation) to a new club. There, the pigeons convince Big Bird that he’s not good enough because of various attributes, covertly bullying him in the process. In the end, Chris, Elmo and Abby get the Bird to realize he’s being bullied, and Big Bird eventually tells the lead pigeon to shove it. The other two members of the Good Birds Club follow Big Bird’s lead and join a new club, the “Happy To Be Me” club, where everyone is welcome.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Ser Alliser Thorne bullies his recruits and encourages bullying among them, though he claims this is necessary to toughen them up.
    • Rast bullies Sam at the Wall, then later on he ironically gets bullied by Karl once Karl kills Jeor Mormont.
    • Lommy and Hot Pie try to bully Arya, but are mostly just putting on a tough front. After an initial altercation, they all get along fairly well.
    • Joffrey gets his kicks tormenting others.
      • Joffrey is a Deconstruction: He is The Bully with actual power and status, and adults who normally have little to fear from this stock character are in as much if not more danger from him. As Ned Stark can testify.
    • Cersei gets a kick out of throwing her weight around and making underlings squirm. Pycelle is probably her favorite punching bag.
    • Gregor's idea of a good time is raping and killing people — especially those who can't feasibly fight back. A woman and her baby in the backstory, his own little brother when they were both children, a surprised Loras Tyrell who had nothing but a wooden shield while he was swinging a huge sword, a bunch of helpless unarmed prisoners...and it's mentioned that he regularly goes raping and pillaging the smallfolk. Facing an actually challenging opponent like his brother Sandor and Oberyn Martell just makes him even angrier.
    • The Waif takes a lot of glee in bullying Arya whenever she can. Unlike Lommy and Hot Pie, she is a legitimate threat and her bullying only escalates when Jaqen is not present.
  • As a Long Runner set in a British high school, ''Grange Hill' has had its fair share of bullies. The most iconic of these is arguably Norman 'Gripper' Stebson, who was feared by teachers as well as students, and had a penchant for extortion and racism.
  • The brother on Strangers with Candy. To be fair, he bullies his sister, who at times can be something of a bully herself.
  • Whitney Fordman in the first season of Smallville. Slowly gained some Character Development over the season, and when he left to join the army, he and Clark had a grudging respect for each other, and he even asks Clark to keep Lana safe for him. Then he is pretty quickly revealed to have been KIA.
  • Malcolm in the Middle: In early seasons Reese often tortures his younger brothers and is a violent, feared bully even at school. It becomes a plot point in the episode "Bully" when he temporarily decides to become nicer, but without Reese as the "head bully", the school descends into total anarachy and results in dozens of wannabe bullies jockeying for his position.
  • Bulk and Skull from the early seasons of Power Rangers are particularly mild examples of this trope, though as Linkara points out, they "weren't particularly good bullies since it was obvious any ONE of the rangers was capable of kicking their asses". However, they acted more like comic relief by cracking jokes than anything. They were more or less on friendly terms with the Rangers (in their own way) and Skull even had an obvious crush on Kimberly. And when real bullies showed up they fled in terror. However, by season three they'd grown out of the bully/class clown persona and became junior police officers and would hold down various jobs in later seasons. Each had major Pet the Dog moments beginning in season two.
  • Hutch was this to Kip in the original season of The Joe Schmo Show, messing up his photo album, teasing him about not wanting to go in the pool and threatening to shove him in the pool and such. Part of the appeal of Matt was him standing up for Kip and saying that he understands about phobias and such.
  • Tony and Gibbs can be considered this toward McGee, regularly insulting him, forcing him to do demeaning things, and otherwise doing things that are considered 'bullying'.
  • Played straight, then Inverted in an episode of Supernatural. One episode had Dean and Sam return to one of several High Schools they'd attended while travelling cross-country with their father. Sam has Flashbacks to a boy who had bullied him for being small, until Sam turned the tables by beating the tar out of him. They moved again shortly afterwards, and in the present, Sam discovers that after the beating, the rest of the school started to bully the bully, to the point that his ghost became a vengeful spirit that killed other bullies.
  • Grayson the School Bully from the Ripping Yarns instalment "Tompkinson's Schooldays" is another parody of the Flashman character from the Tom Brown's Schooldays - turned up to eleven.
    "In return for not hitting any of the masters, the Head had allowed Grayson certain privileges, such as having unmarried Filipino women in his room, smoking opium, and having a sauna instead of prayers."
  • Sandra was one of these in her youth New Tricks to the point that when she attended a school reunion in one episode, her class picture had been defaced to give her devil horns and a goatee. It is implied she was also one in her police academy days too.
  • Bullying was a central theme in Glee. Most of the football players and cheerleaders bullied the original Glee Club kids (especially Kurt and Rachel), even those who later became part of the Glee Club. David Karofsky is somewhat of a leader of the jock posse, and in season 2 he's the main antagonist who bullies Kurt to the point of sexual harassment and death threats.
    • Later he's redeemed and becomes the victim of bullying himself.
  • Kubiak in Parker Lewis Can't Lose is presented as such at first, especially due to his giantic size and menacing personality, but later episodes showed that he was actually a Gentle Giant only doing what society expected from him.
  • Control Z: Gerry and his buddies never leave Luis be, picking on him brutally every day.


  • The Big Shot on Dr. Dude, who constantly taunts the player. Naturally, hitting him yields big points.

  • Each candidate in the Plumbing the Death Star episode "Which Smash Bros. Character Would Make the Best Stepdad?" is measured by how they would handle it if they found out a stereotypical bully was hassling their kid. By the end of the episode, the bully has to deal with a mute kleptomaniac, magical deadbeat Italians, and actual wild animals who all come down on him with extreme force. After getting eaten and spit back out by the final stepfather, the bully doesn't even want to associate with his victim and just wants to stay away from his terrifying family members.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Nick Busick (a state law enforcement officer from Georgia) used a "bully" gimmick as a heel in both Georgia Championship Wrestling and later, the WWF. His 1991 WWF run was his best known, where he was known as simply "The Bully." To sell the gimmick, he'd commit various acts such as hassling ring announcer Mike McGuirk when she got his name wrong, or popping a child's balloon with a pin. After bullying several jobbers, he moved to the mid-card and had moderate success against wrestlers like "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka and "The Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich, but never got higher as – after a well-publicized match where he was completely squashed by Sid Justice – the "bully" gimmick was effectively destroyed and Busick left shortly after that match.
  • The relationship between The Buddy System and "Better Than You" in SHINE. The latter spoiled the former's chances of becoming tag team champions, broke Heidi Lovelace's leg which left Solo Darling on her own, showed up with their Valifornia stablemates in tow to stop Solo's return to solo matches and set the group's new brute on her.
  • Superestrella Ash took to beating on Pablito after The World Wrestling League's 2016 return, jumping him in the street and pouring milk on his head in the locker room. The size difference between the two was so great not even a highway bat was enough of an equalizer, but Phenomeno BJ ended up beating up Ash for him.
  • "The Big Rig" Brodie Lee in CHIKARA. He outweighed most wrestlers on the roster by over 100 lbs. Every time he entered the ring he made a beeline for ring announcer Gavin Loudspeaker, who had to flee for his life. He mistreated his tag partner Grizzly Redwood. And when the usual CHIKARA comedy happened, he not only refused to participate, but gleefully ruined it for everyone. For example, when a spontaneous baseball game broke out during a match and he was supposed to be at bat, he just turned around and decked the catcher with an open hand slap.

  • Cyrano de Bergerac: This play is not placed in High School, but uses — and deconstructs this trope:
  • In Street Scene, Vincent Jones harasses Rose on the street. When Sam tries to intervene, Vincent calls him a "little kike bastard" and hits him, then protests that he has a weak heart. Rose tries to tell Sam that "he's nothing but a loafer... ten years from now, he'll still be driving a taxi," but Sam is in his usual despair.

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  • Cobra Kai: Kyler and Yasmine to a T. He is an unashamed Jerk Jock who delights in tormenting others (especially Miguel physically and Sam through social media) but is also a Dirty Coward, engaging only when his Gang of Bullies is with him. She is a gleeful Alpha Bitch who never hesitates to mock Aisha's weight (whether in person and on social media).
  • Ukinojoe:
    • In Great: The Show 5, the opening segment, "Meme High School", has Pizza Frank, who gives the main character- also named Frank, incidentally- a hearty punch in the face for seemingly trying to steal his likeness.
    • A segment from Great: The Show 8, titled "Replacement Bully", has a subversion of this trope: the title character "bullies" another student at school by unknowingly "replacing" his possessions (such as his #2 pencil with a mechanical one and his lunch pizza with a vegan grandma pizza). This gradually escalates further until he eventually replaces the kid's sidewalk with a conveyor belt and eventually literally replaces his dad with himself.
  • Hilariously parodied with the "AcountaBully" series on Tik Tok, where the bully always corners the POV character in the hallway between classes to give them a hard time about... not accepting trans people, refusing to vote, Slut-Shaming female classmates, and other harmful behaviors. He's aggressive and rude, but comes off as a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, since while he bullies the POV character, he's actively standing up for others at school. He also never actually punches the POV character despite often threatening to, since the bell always conveneintly goes off right when he's about to do it. This leads some commenters to speculate that he times it that way on purpose, allowing him to maintain a "tough guy" front without actually hurting anyone. He also backs off in one video where he realizes the POV character is struggling with depression. The series blew up both for the actor's glorious parody of a stereotypical high school bully, and because the character proved to be oddly endearing.

    Western Animation 
  • King has Cliff, the previous ruler of Under, who targets Russel as his victim because he wants that position again.
  • Angelica from Rugrats is definitely one of these, as she uses her slightly older age as an advantage in order to hold power above the babies as well as taunting and falsely scaring them.
  • South Park:
    • Although all children in are, to some extent, bullies, later this trait is accentuated on Craig and Cartman.
    • Lessened for other kids however, as the show aimed for more sympathetic Character Development and restructured most of the kids into Only Sane Men. Most of the bullying traits have been placed and exaggerated onto Cartman (to monsterous levels), with even Craig acting as little more than a Deadpan Snarker in later seasons.
    • In "Butterballs" Butters is secretly bullied and beat up by his own grandma. She even follows him to school and bullies him in the bathroom. It's a running gag in the episode where people go to the bathroom to find a bully there waiting there for them. Even more so when Butters attempts to find inner strength by donning the costume of Professor Chaos, only to have Grandma show up in a costume of her own, complete with black cape.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Nelson Muntz is Springfield Elementary resident bully. Originally depicted as Bart's brutish archnemesis, he has mellowed out a fair bit over the course of the series, thanks to Character Development, and is generally depicted as more of a friend of Bart who isn't above punching or mocking his classmates every so often.
    • Jimbo, Kearny, and Dolph, a trio of teenage (?) delinquents who are usually shown picking on the kids around Springfield Elementary (usually under the command of Nelson) or engaging in illegal activities. However, they've also shown a surprising amount of Hidden Depths throughout the show.
    • There's also Francine Rhenquist, who appeared in "Bye, Bye, Nerdie" to antagonize Lisa. In fact, her tormenting of Lisa motivates the latter to do research on why bullies pick on nerds, and she discovers that nerds emit a certain pheromone that causes bullies to go berserk in their presence.
  • Buford of Phineas and Ferb. However, he's actually a Punch-Clock Villain who spends far more time hanging out with the main characters than bullying them, falling somewhere between a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and a low-grade Token Evil Teammate. In some ways he could be considered a major subversion of the trope. His first appearance plays out much like a traditional "bully episode" ending with them coming to an understanding. Unlike most examples, where said bully is never mentioned again, he immediately became part of the core cast.
  • Doug:
    • Roger, though he's is a very mild example. Sure, he isn't the most pleasant person, but he's more like the neighborhood jerk than an actual bully. He holds no ill feelings toward Doug, and is even commonly included in group activities as a friend.
    • Mr Bone's nephew Percy on the other hand was definitely a bully, and tormented both Doug and Roger as often as he could a day. He physically threatened them both, to the point Doug genuinely felt sorry for Roger when the latter pitifully begged him for help.
  • Hey Arnold!!:
    • Harold starts off this way, but as the show develops he becomes too ineffectual and soft hearted to really pull it off anymore, which is likely why Wolfgang was introduced.
    • Wolfgang, of course, took over this role for the rest of the series, as unlike Harold and Helga, he has no redeeming qualities and takes great pleasure in tormenting the other 4th graders.
    • Helga similarly keeps up this role with great enthusiasm, but only to hide her real personality.
  • Francis on The Fairly Oddparents makes an adamant schedule out of beating the ever-loving crude out of all the guys in school, his primary target, of course, being Timmy.
  • Sperg from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, who is usually seen picking on Billy or Irwin, though even he knows to stay away from Mandy. However, Mandy as her own bully in Alpha Bitch Mindy, though it's more because Mindy isn't smart enough to realize one should not get on Mandy's bad side.
  • Hilda the cat and her two unnamed friends provide a very rare all-female bully clique in Lenny And Sid's debut video "Love Thy Neighbor".
  • Another all-female example are the Gross Sisters from The Proud Family, who often compel Penny and her friends to hand them their cash.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
  • King of the Hill:
    • Bobby has dealt with three in the form of Dooley, Clark Peters, and Chane Wassanasong. Dooley is able to make everything he says an insult with his monotone voice and emphasis on the last word, and at one point harassed substitute teacher Peggy so badly (to the point of pantsing her in class) she actually spanked him. Dooley's parents had no ill will towards Peggy and a good idea that Dooley probably did something to deserve it. After that Dooley and Clark are similar to Roger Klotz in that they're just a couple of local jerks. Chane, on the other hand, is an egotistical jock and honors student who refers to himself as "The Chane Train" and is something of an Abhorrent Admirer to Connie, much to her revulsion and her parents' delight. At first quite willing to inflict physical abuse on Bobby, Chane has stuck to verbal abuse ever since Bobby kicked him in the groin.
    • Hank Hill once had to deal with a bully of his own, who was in fact a young child named Caleb. Said child was a totally spoiled brat whose parents wrote off everything he did as being "precocious and high-spirited" while he went about harassing Hank and calling him weird names like "White Shirt" and "Dusty Old Bones". All the while, there was little Hank could actually do since Caleb wasn't his child and Hank was a much bigger adult. When Hank had taken Caleb's bike after he tried to wreck his lawn, Caleb's parents called the police and Hank was depicted as the bully. Hank finally managed to get Caleb's parents to punish him by asking Bobby to act towards them the same way Caleb acted towards him.
    • Dale Gribble, yes, that Dale Gribble. Whenever Dale and Hank have a fight, Dale will bully Hank mercilessly, which is hilarious since Hank was popular jock in high school and Dale was a loser who made it through because he was friends with Hank and the other guys. Examples of Dale bullying Hank include the mooning episode, the diminished glute race, and the Tico’s Tacos adventure.
  • Both Family Guy and it's sister show American Dad! have episodes where the main character (a Bumbling Dad no less) turns into a bully to their own kids (cliche childish mannerisms and attire included) (though in the case of the latter at least, it's to toughen one of them up). Both of these shows have at least one schoolyard bully. Family Guy has, Connie, the Alpha Bitch at Meg's school. American Dad has Stelio Kontos, Stan's Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up and the reason Stan resorted to the Tough Love experiment with Steve in the first place, as well as Luis, one of Steve's own bullies.
  • Butch Magnus from The Boondocks isn't just a bully to little kids, he's a bully to adults as well. He was actually expelled from a Catholic school for assaulting a nun while getting punished, and he managed to beat up a drill sergeant on the Maury show. Any attempts by adults to control him always result in failure.
  • The My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode, "One Bad Apple". The Cutie Mark Crusaders meet Apple Bloom's visiting cousin from Manehattan, Babs Seed, who quickly turns on them when Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon start taunting them. After weeks of endless torment by Babs, the CMC plan their retaliation only to learn during its execution from Applejack that Babs is visiting to get a respite from terrible harassment she herself is suffering at home. Realizing that Babs was acting as she is to prevent being a target again, they save Babs. Afterward, the CMC make it clear that they understand Babs' situation and she is so moved at their generosity of spirit that they reconcile and even gives Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon what for when they keep harassing the CMC.
  • Joe on Moral Orel. He's a brat and a jerk to Orel, often taking advantage of him, as well as teaching him to beat up two kissing boys.
  • Futurama: The Horrible Gelatinous Blob's son Brett Blob from The Route of All Evil acts as one towards Dwight and Cubert, Hermes and the Professor's respective son and clone.
  • Dragon Tales had "Bully for You", in which Spike is a bully because he's scared and doesn't have any friends. Cassie befriends him by fixing his broken yo-yo. There's another about a dragon-basketball team that bullies Emmy.
  • Red Herring from A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. He doesn't do much apart from confront the gang (mostly to Freddy) while they're on a case, only he's brushed aside as no more than a nuisance.
  • Like a lot of everyday kid problems, Codename: Kids Next Door loves to feature these and exaggerate them to Crazy Awesome levels. In "Operation Z.O.O." a school bully that is supposedly a cannibal appears as one of the caged exhibits; in "Operation: M.A.T.A.D.O.R.", there are bullies trapping adults and driving them into a rage with coffee to fight bullfight style; and "Operation: B.U.L.L.I.E.S." depicts bullies as dinosaur-like creatures living on a Jurassic Park-like facility.
  • Gary from Dexter's Laboratory was a very nasty one. He wanted to beat up Dexter and two of his friends because, well... He hated "kids with funny accents", as he claimed.
  • Total Drama has a few of these among its cast of teen stereotypes.
    • Eva, who is literally labelled as "The Female Bully". She is an aggressive and violent Jerk Jock with a Hair-Trigger Temper who takes her anger out on those who can't fight back. When brought back to the island halfway through Season 1, she immediately starts picking on the gentle and pacifistic Bridgette for getting her voted off the island the first time even though Heather was actually the one responsible.
    • Duncan is a tough and mean juvenile delinquent who enjoys stirring up trouble, tries to tick people off for the sake of getting reactions out of them, and is very mean towards nerds like Harold and Cody.
    • Jo of Revenge of the Island too. She shares Eva's tough, harsh, and merciless attitude, particularly towards those she sees as weaklings, like Cameron and Brick. She also frequently hurls insulting nicknames at others and humiliates them.
    • Heather also counts, being the show's take on the Alpha Bitch stereotype. Same with Amy from Pahkitew Island, although mainly towards her sister Sammy.
  • Littlest Pet Shop (2012) has had at least two: Wiggles McSunbask, a more stereotypical type who aggressively asserts himself upon everyone he knows and does so because he thinks this is how he should behave; and Tangier, a more realistic type who puts on a nice-guy act but psychologically disrupts Russell in secret. Russell and Zoe don't even attempt to get through to Tangier because they know it's impossible; they humiliate him instead. Both of them, however, do try to make themselves appear harmless and friendly when in the presence of authority figures so they don't suspect a thing, Tangier even going out of his way to show he's helpful so they side with him instead of Russell.
  • Reggie Bullnerd on ChalkZone, a jerkish brat who often picks on Rudy and Penny.
  • Virgil "Bull" Sharkowski from My Gym Partner's a Monkey, particularly towards Adam. It's incredibly appropriate how the bully of an all-animal school is a shark.
  • Mooch on 101 Dalmatians: The Series. Less so with his gang - while Whizzer, Dipstick, and Two-Tone (until she left the gang in "Love 'Em and Flea 'Em") are very loyal to Mooch, they're on good terms with the other puppies when he's not with them.
  • Shannon from Home Movies is a surprisingly affable version. On the one hand, he's willingly admitted to breaking into cars, stealing, and beating people up to get his way. On the other hand, he always keeps a pleasant tone of voice, and seems to genuinely consider Brendon, Melissa, and Jason his friends (despite the fact that he's physically and verbally threatened them on occasion).
  • Steve Palchuck from Trollhunters is a jock and the school bully that does all of the various stereotypical things bullies do (stuff people into lockers, cheats at contests, etc.), though his intimidation factor is deflated after Jim knocks out his front tooth, giving his voice a slobbery tone with a whistle between his teeth.
  • Cash and JT fulfill this role in the original Ben 10 series, picking on Ben at and after school when he doesn't dare use his Omnitrix powers to fight back. Deconstructed in Ben 10: Alien Force, in which the characters are older and Ben publicly calls out Cash and JT's continued attempts to bully him as juvenile and embarrassing.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • The character Bubble Bass, who was introduced in Season 1's "Pickles," was initially framed as a bully-ish sort of character as well as an arch rival to Spongebob (though in recent episodes he's been largely depicted as more of a snobbish Geek character than a straight-up bully).
    • An episode from Season 3 (which, fittingly enough, is literally called "The Bully") has a new student at boating school named Flats, a flounder who terrifies Spongebob by repeatedly threatening to "kick [his] butt".
    • SpongeBob's beefy cousin, BlackJack, was a relentless bully to Spongebob when they were both kids. He was so harsh towards his younger cousin that in the Season 5 episode of the same name, Spongebob suspects that he kidnapped his parents after finding them to be missing from their house. BlackJack appears later on at the end of the episode, although in a bit of a subversion of the trope it's revealed that he is now no longer even any bigger than Spongebob's feet, rendering him entirely harmless.
  • Squirrel Boy:
    • Kyle and Salty Mike are a recurring duo of no-good bullies who persistently harass and torment Andy and Rodney for little to no good reason.
    • In "Bully for You", there's a bully squirrel named Butch who kicks Leon out of his tree.
  • In I Got A Rocket, the Duckies are a trio of siblings who terrorize the entire school, but most especially Vinnie Q.
  • Rick and Morty seems to have quite the hatred of this trope, as all of Morty's bullies seem to get killed in some way:
    • There is Frank from the pilot episode who has a very psychopathic exchange/threatening conversation with Morty before Rick promptly steps in and freezes Frank solid with an ice ray. A few seconds later Summer finds him and while thinking about how they'll get married Frank is knocked over and smashes into a billion pieces.
    • The season 4 premiere features bullies who challenge Morty to a fight after he gains power after learning he'll die with Jessica. He uses the power to create weapons out of thin air and has them all killed, and the police is promptly called {but also gets defeated).
  • Bash Johnson from Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja is Norrisville High's resident Jerk Jock and bully who amuses himself by picking on all the other kids at school, especially freshman protagonists Randy and Howard, Band Geek Bucky Hensletter, and Perky Goth Julian. He also happens to be the stepson of the show's villain Hannibal McFist.
  • The Bully Brothers from The Perils of Penelope Pitstop aren't so much bullies as they are inept henchmen to the Hooded Claw. A comic book story, "The Great Space Chase" (Fun-In #2, Gold Key, May 1970) had the Claw identifying them as "my bullies."
  • The Amazing World of Gumball featured Tina Rex, a bully who is literally a Tyrannosaurus rex. There is also Jamie, who is a very tough mischief maker and one of Tina's friends.
  • The Emperor's New School featured Kavo, a bully who was featured in some first season episodes but later became sort of an ally in Season 2 due to Yzma from the movie being the primary antagonist.


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