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15th Mar '17 11:25:57 AM Katie-P
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* Mark Watney in [[Literature/TheMartian The Martian]] is frequently a smartass in the log he keeps while stranded on Mars. His communications with NASA also tend towards smartassery.
26th Feb '17 12:01:35 PM nombretomado
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* One can't end this section without mentioning Will from ''TheInbetweeners'' who is both the main protagonist and the voice-over narrator. Already a DeadpanSnarker of dimensions in the series itself, he manages to take it up a notch when he narrates. In reviews, even people who don't like the series and/or movie in general will usually admit to have gotten a few laughs out of Will's narration. The appeal (especially to grown-up viewers) probably comes from how he criticizes phenomena in everyday life that seem completely normal or even cool to most teenagers, but when you grow up, you realize how stupid or awkward they were.

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* One can't end this section without mentioning Will from ''TheInbetweeners'' ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' who is both the main protagonist and the voice-over narrator. Already a DeadpanSnarker of dimensions in the series itself, he manages to take it up a notch when he narrates. In reviews, even people who don't like the series and/or movie in general will usually admit to have gotten a few laughs out of Will's narration. The appeal (especially to grown-up viewers) probably comes from how he criticizes phenomena in everyday life that seem completely normal or even cool to most teenagers, but when you grow up, you realize how stupid or awkward they were.
10th Feb '17 3:18:47 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Literature/Spenser'' is somewhat a [[ThePoorMansSubstitute Poor Man's Substitute]] of this trope and is often brought up as the direct inspiration for fantasy novels using this character-type.

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* ''Literature/Spenser'' ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' is somewhat a [[ThePoorMansSubstitute Poor Man's Substitute]] of this trope and is often brought up as the direct inspiration for fantasy novels using this character-type.
10th Feb '17 3:17:46 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Spenser'' is somewhat a [[ThePoorMansSubstitute Poor Man's Substitute]] of this trope and is often brought up as the direct inspiration for fantasy novels using this character-type.

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* ''Spenser'' ''Literature/Spenser'' is somewhat a [[ThePoorMansSubstitute Poor Man's Substitute]] of this trope and is often brought up as the direct inspiration for fantasy novels using this character-type.
15th Jan '17 8:57:59 AM nombretomado
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* Even Mario's bro [[LuigisMansion Luigi]] gets in on this when you examine objects with the Game Boy Horror.

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* Even Mario's bro [[LuigisMansion [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion Luigi]] gets in on this when you examine objects with the Game Boy Horror.
21st Dec '16 8:14:53 PM TheWanderer
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-->'''Yuri:''' I guess they [African militants] can't own up to what they usually are: a federation of worse oppressors than the last bunch of oppressors.

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-->'''Yuri:''' I guess they [African militants] can't own Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure: no one was lining up to what they usually are: a federation of worse oppressors than the last bunch of oppressors.buy their cars.
15th Dec '16 7:05:54 PM TheWanderer
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%%* ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''.

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%%* ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''.* ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' milks the fun of the narrator's snarkery when he describes events.


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* About half the fun of ''Film/LordOfWar'' is Nicholas Cage's gloriously dry snark as he narrates over events.
-->'''Yuri:''' I guess they [African militants] can't own up to what they usually are: a federation of worse oppressors than the last bunch of oppressors.
21st Nov '16 2:07:40 PM Lyendith
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* Yukito in ''Manga/HotarubiNoTomoruKoroNi'' alternates between normal narration and some distinctly blasé inner comments towards the members of his family - including his stepsister.
19th Nov '16 6:26:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Also true of many other UrbanFantasy narrators such as Rachel Morgan (Literature/TheHollows), Literature/AnitaBlake, Kelley Armstrong's heroines in the WomenOfTheOtherworld books (some more smartass than others), Kitty from the ''Literature/KittyNorville'' series, and Cal of Rob Thurman's ''Literature/CalLeandros'' series.

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* Also true of many other UrbanFantasy narrators such as Rachel Morgan (Literature/TheHollows), Literature/AnitaBlake, Kelley Armstrong's heroines in the WomenOfTheOtherworld Literature/WomenOfTheOtherworld books (some more smartass than others), Kitty from the ''Literature/KittyNorville'' series, and Cal of Rob Thurman's ''Literature/CalLeandros'' series.
10th Nov '16 12:20:40 PM StFan
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-->-- '''Kefka Palazzo''' to Squall Leonhart, ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''

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-->-- '''Kefka Palazzo''' to (to Squall Leonhart, Leonhart), ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''






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-->"Thank goodness Touko-chan is an idiot."

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-->"Thank --->'''Kanon:''' Thank goodness Touko-chan is an idiot."



* When the powers that be let Teen!Loki narrate their own exploits (Like in the first issue of ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'') they will do this. Their tangents on things like the nature of magic serving as exposition and underlining how nerdy they can get. Yes, the God of Mischief owns tabletop [=RPG=] rulebooks, problem?

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* When the powers that be let Teen!Loki teen Loki narrate their own exploits (Like in the first issue of ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'') they will do this. Their tangents on things like the nature of magic serving as exposition and underlining how nerdy they can get. Yes, the God of Mischief owns tabletop [=RPG=] rulebooks, problem?



* And, to pull off the trifecta, ''[[EakinsHardReset Hard Reset]]'' and its sequels feature Twilight's perspective. While not overloaded, she still has her moments.

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* And, to pull off the trifecta, ''[[EakinsHardReset ''[[Fanfic/EakinsHardReset Hard Reset]]'' and its sequels feature Twilight's perspective. While not overloaded, she still has her moments.



* In ''SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10270643/1/My-Time-Of-Dying My Time Of Dying.]] Despite the story being about his struggle with depression, narrator and [[OhGreatASnarkIndex Snarker]] Scourge pulls this off a lot in the PresentTense, often thinking directly ''at'' the reader. The best part of this is that it feels entirely In Character for him to do this.
--> '''Scourge:''' ''(in his head)'' Oh yeah, they're holding the Suppression Squad too on account of deliberately crossing zones to try and kill me. Now I'm being talked to about that by the 'Good Cop', who is incidentally Zamy Roze. It's as if I'll have forgotten how they've just quizzed me six hours straight on everything from the illegal zone-jumping to the regularity of my bowel movements.

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* In ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10270643/1/My-Time-Of-Dying My Time Of Dying.]] Despite the story being about his struggle with depression, narrator and [[OhGreatASnarkIndex Snarker]] Scourge pulls this off a lot in the PresentTense, often thinking directly ''at'' the reader. The best part of this is that it feels entirely In Character for him to do this.
--> '''Scourge:''' ''(in -->'''Scourge:''' ''[in his head)'' head]'' Oh yeah, they're holding the Suppression Squad too on account of deliberately crossing zones to try and kill me. Now I'm being talked to about that by the 'Good Cop', who is incidentally Zamy Roze. It's as if I'll have forgotten how they've just quizzed me six hours straight on everything from the illegal zone-jumping to the regularity of my bowel movements.



* Joey Wheeler narrates ''FanFic/BeingDeadAintEasy''. It's so full of snark that your internal voice may be replaced with his after reading it.

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* Joey Wheeler narrates ''FanFic/BeingDeadAintEasy''.''Fanfic/BeingDeadAintEasy''. It's so full of snark that your internal voice may be replaced with his after reading it.



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* BridgetJones, especially in the original script, has more snarky (even to the point of being mean to whoever is insulting her) responses in her head and diary rather than in real life. She also offers some snarky opinions of people like her mother and parents' peers.

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* BridgetJones, Literature/BridgetJones, especially in the original script, has more snarky (even to the point of being mean to whoever is insulting her) responses in her head and diary rather than in real life. She also offers some snarky opinions of people like her mother and parents' peers.



* The titular Percy Jackson of ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. It's probably common amongst [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Bloods]], as a coping mechanism extension of their diagnosed-as-[=ADHD=] battle instincts. After all, if you find yourself standing before Hades, God of the Dead, who's cloaked in a robe sewn together from souls of the damned, then wondering what some poor saps must've done to get themselves assigned [[ImagineTheAudienceNaked to being his boxer shorts]] has got to be better than having your mind lock up in fear.
** ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'' SequelSeries shows the point of view of multiple demigods, all of whom are various levels of smartass--although they're third-person, making them {{Lemony Narrator}}s.

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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'':
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The titular eponymous Percy Jackson of ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''.Jackson. It's probably common amongst [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Bloods]], as a coping mechanism extension of their diagnosed-as-[=ADHD=] battle instincts. After all, if you find yourself standing before Hades, God of the Dead, who's cloaked in a robe sewn together from souls of the damned, then wondering what some poor saps must've done to get themselves assigned [[ImagineTheAudienceNaked to being his boxer shorts]] has got to be better than having your mind lock up in fear.
** ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'' ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' SequelSeries shows the point of view of multiple demigods, all of whom are various levels of smartass--although they're third-person, making them {{Lemony Narrator}}s.



--> '''Alex''': That very same evening I was dragged down [[SarcasmMode nice and gentle]] by [[PoliceBrutality brutal tolchoking chassos]] to viddy the Governer in his [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment holy of holies holy]] office...

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--> '''Alex''': '''Alex:''' That very same evening I was dragged down [[SarcasmMode nice and gentle]] by [[PoliceBrutality brutal tolchoking chassos]] to viddy the Governer in his [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment holy of holies holy]] office...



--> My libido had just burst out of the closet and was tripping over the furniture yelling "Who? What? Where?" (Please excuse him. He doesn't get out much).

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--> My -->''My libido had just burst out of the closet and was tripping over the furniture yelling "Who? What? Where?" (Please excuse him. He doesn't get out much).''



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-->"Sometimes the only way to win is to ensure that if you lose, everyone loses. It works for nuclear weapons, and it works for me."

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-->"Sometimes -->'''Michael Westen:''' Sometimes the only way to win is to ensure that if you lose, everyone loses. It works for nuclear weapons, and it works for me."



* In the ''Series/GameOfThrones'' box sets, there is in-character discussion and lectures about various bits of Weserosi history, places, and events. Most characters do so simply in an informational manner, (although there are occasional hints of UnreliableNarrator, {{Half Truth}}s, exaggerating the glories of minor victories or sly hints at things that history is too polite to talk about) but the sections done by Stannis Baratheon are ''peppered'' with smart ass comments. (Which, [[BrutalHonesty considering]] [[HonorBeforeReason the]] [[PrinciplesZealot personality]] [[PerpetualFrowner Stannis]] [[NoSenseOfHumor has]], is rather ironic.) A few examples:

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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In the ''Series/GameOfThrones'' box sets, there is in-character discussion and lectures about various bits of Weserosi history, places, and events. Most characters do so simply in an informational manner, (although there are occasional hints of UnreliableNarrator, {{Half Truth}}s, exaggerating the glories of minor victories or sly hints at things that history is too polite to talk about) but the sections done by Stannis Baratheon are ''peppered'' with smart ass comments. (Which, [[BrutalHonesty considering]] [[HonorBeforeReason the]] [[PrinciplesZealot personality]] [[PerpetualFrowner Stannis]] [[NoSenseOfHumor has]], is rather ironic.) A few examples:



* Phoenix Wright of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series fits the description as well. In fact, any playable character in any of the ''Ace Attorney'' games is this trope, because it's probably the best way of handling their OnlySaneMan status.



* Kyle Hyde from ''VisualNovel/HotelDuskRoom215'' is a quite a smartass - and it even seeps into his dialogue with other characters, but he's also arguably the OnlySaneMan in the titular Hotel.



* ''Shirou'' of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. He's more famous for [[CaptainObvious not dying when he is killed]] in the anime adaptation, but in the game, his narration is remarkably sarcastic. This is made more obvious when you realize that despite the narrative shift from [[DeadpanSnarker Rin]] in the prologue to Shirou in the actual game, the actual observations don't ''change at all''. The only major change is the motivations of the narrator. Rin actually likes him because she senses this side of him, which is why she spends so much time making fun of him. [[spoiler:Archer is what Shirou would be like if he stopped being polite.]]



* Hisao Nakai of ''KatawaShoujo'' is quite snarky in his narration.



-->'''Bureaucrat''': "You will have multiple objectives on this mission."
-->'''Material Defender''': You mean contradictory objectives, don't you? Destroy all infected mines. Keep the invading force from spreading further. But be sure to rescue any survivors. Destroy as many robots as possible. And each one of these objectives is the most important. Why did they have to design this mission by committee?
-->'''Material Defender''': Translation from bureaucratese: they're hosed, and I'm the only one that can cut their loses.
* Tomoya from ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'', as you'd expect when the narrator is TheGadfly.
* Riki of ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', another Creator/KeyVisualArts game, is also kind of snarky, though much less so than Tomoya, and he tends to keep his inner misgivings to himself unless he's talking to someone he knows can take it such as [[ButtMonkey Masato]] or [[TheTease Kurugaya]].

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-->'''Bureaucrat''': "You -->'''Bureaucrat:''' You will have multiple objectives on this mission."
-->'''Material Defender''':
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'''Material Defender:'''
You mean contradictory objectives, don't you? Destroy all infected mines. Keep the invading force from spreading further. But be sure to rescue any survivors. Destroy as many robots as possible. And each one of these objectives is the most important. Why did they have to design this mission by committee?
-->'''Material Defender''':
committee?\\
'''Material Defender:'''
Translation from bureaucratese: they're hosed, and I'm the only one that can cut their loses.
* Tomoya from ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'', as you'd expect when the narrator is TheGadfly.
* Riki of ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', another Creator/KeyVisualArts game, is also kind of snarky, though much less so than Tomoya, and he tends to keep his inner misgivings to himself unless he's talking to someone he knows can take it such as [[ButtMonkey Masato]] or [[TheTease Kurugaya]].
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* Zombie, the narrator and SupportingProtagonist of ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=264 pulls this off pretty well]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' straddles this and LemonyNarrator -- it's told in second person and usually clearly from a certain character's point of view, but sometimes comes across more of an omniscient narrator, particularly when it [[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaks The Fourth Wall]]. And either way, it is inevitably [[DeadpanSnarker very]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002375 sarcastic]].

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* Zombie, Phoenix Wright of the narrator and SupportingProtagonist ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series fits the description as well. In fact, any playable character in any of ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=264 pulls the ''Ace Attorney'' games is this off pretty well]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' straddles this and LemonyNarrator --
trope, because it's told in second person and usually clearly probably the best way of handling their OnlySaneMan status.
* Kyle Hyde
from ''VisualNovel/HotelDuskRoom215'' is a certain character's point of view, quite a smartass - and it even seeps into his dialogue with other characters, but sometimes comes across he's also arguably the OnlySaneMan in the titular Hotel.
* ''Shirou'' of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. He's
more of an omniscient narrator, particularly famous for [[CaptainObvious not dying when it [[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaks The Fourth Wall]]. And either way, it he is inevitably killed]] in the anime adaptation, but in the game, his narration is remarkably sarcastic. This is made more obvious when you realize that despite the narrative shift from [[DeadpanSnarker very]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002375 sarcastic]].Rin]] in the prologue to Shirou in the actual game, the actual observations don't ''change at all''. The only major change is the motivations of the narrator. Rin actually likes him because she senses this side of him, which is why she spends so much time making fun of him. [[spoiler:Archer is what Shirou would be like if he stopped being polite.]]
* Hisao Nakai of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is quite snarky in his narration.
* Tomoya from ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'', as you'd expect when the narrator is TheGadfly.
* Riki of ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', another Creator/KeyVisualArts game, is also kind of snarky, though much less so than Tomoya, and he tends to keep his inner misgivings to himself unless he's talking to someone he knows can take it such as [[ButtMonkey Masato]] or [[TheTease Kurugaya]].


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* Zombie, the narrator and SupportingProtagonist of ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=264 pulls this off pretty well]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' straddles this and LemonyNarrator -- it's told in second person and usually clearly from a certain character's point of view, but sometimes comes across more of an omniscient narrator, particularly when it [[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaks The Fourth Wall]]. And either way, it is inevitably [[DeadpanSnarker very]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002375 sarcastic]].
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