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24th Sep '16 4:31:28 AM HistoryGeekInTown
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* Lady Lucy Fitzmartin from ''Literature/ThePearlandtheCarnelian''.
23rd Sep '16 3:06:17 PM StarSword
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* Midshipman Literature/AlexisCarew is a daughter of landed gentry who produces ''many'' zingers. Her first night aboard ''Merlin'', an older midshipman, Roland, makes a "gay sailor" DoubleEntendre about Alexis' bunkmate Philip Easley, wondering if she took the top bunk or the bottom bunk.
--->'''Roland:''' Likely the top. Given young Easely, after all. Can't imagine him on top! ... Though I'm a topman, myself, and always will be!\\
'''Alexis:''' I'm quite sure that Mister Easely would acquit himself with distinction, no matter the position.\\
'''Roland:''' Mayhap. But you'll never find me on the bottom, I assure you.\\
'''Alexis:''' I'm sorry to hear your repertoire is so limited, sir. Perhaps with more experience, you'll achieve some versatility. ''(everybody else bursts out laughing)''
13th Sep '16 8:32:20 PM Tarlonniel
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* ''Fanfic/BloodAndHonor'': Sanguis is usually polite and well-mannered, even to her opponents, but she has a wry sense of humor which becomes more evident the longer she spends with Vette. She enjoys flirting with and flustering Quinn and throws out an occasional bit of verbal wordplay.
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6th Sep '16 6:24:07 PM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', samurai lord Naoe Kanetsugu is extremely sharp-tongued toward everyone equally, offering backhanded compliments and politely-veiled insults indiscriminately.
1st Sep '16 6:33:26 AM gravious
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* Lady Rebecca Gibson is a female example in ''Film/PlunkettAndMacleane''. She is described by one observing character to be "very choice, very choosy" when it comes to her long line of unsuccessful suitors, sending one off in the same scene with a particularly barbed remark. Though unheard by the audience, the reaction of the suitor indicates the remark was particularly vicious, though probably deserved.
** Even with the man she likes, her initial flirting has a particularly snarky and mischievous tone.
--> '''Lady Rebecca:''' ''(to Macleane)'' You are ''not'' a gentleman.
--> '''Macleane:''' I'm sorry?
--> '''Lady Rebecca:''' No gentleman would stare at a lady like that in public.
--> '''Macleane:''' I do beg your pardon. Captain James Macleane, at your service.
--> '''Lady Rebecca:''' Oh, so you are a gentleman?
--> '''Macleane:''' Yes.
--> '''Lady Rebecca:''' What a shame.
16th Aug '16 7:58:57 PM PaulA
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* Byerly Vorrutyer from [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]] fits this trope to a tee. He's Vor-class, [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob "is notoriously without visible means of support"]], makes sarcastic quips at everyone else's expense, and [[AmbiguouslyGay is very interested]] in what [[GenderBender his newly male cousin]] [[KissingCousins looks like without clothes]]. Subverted in that [[spoiler:he's actually a high ranking civilian [[SecretPolice Imp Sec]] agent]], though he doesn't fit RichIdiotWithNoDayJob exactly because his bratty and decadent personality is more then a pose.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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Byerly Vorrutyer from [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]] fits this trope to a tee.''Literature/ACivilCampaign''. He's Vor-class, [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob "is notoriously without visible means of support"]], makes sarcastic quips at everyone else's expense, and [[AmbiguouslyGay is very interested]] in what [[GenderBender his newly male cousin]] [[KissingCousins looks like without clothes]]. Subverted in that [[spoiler:he's actually a high ranking civilian [[SecretPolice Imp Sec]] agent]], though he doesn't fit RichIdiotWithNoDayJob exactly because his bratty and decadent personality is more then than a pose.



* Lord Peter Wimsey from [[LordPeterWimsey the eponymous series]]. Lord Peter keeps up a running stream of babble that makes the uneducated believe him to be an UpperClassTwit, but which references disparate subjects from the classical canon to campanology.
* [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]] has a gift for elegant snarking, with put-downs that whiz right over his targets' heads at times. When Veruca Salt asks him "Who wants a beard, for heaven's sake?" when he's explaining the purpose of Hair Toffee, he replies "It would suit you very well, but unfortunately the mixture is not quite right yet." (Though he is much more direct when arguing with her mother at one point: "My dear old fish, go and boil your head!") The [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory 1971 film]] and [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage]] takes on the character follow suit. (The Wonka of the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film]] has NoSocialSkills and is more awkward and childish in his snarking.)

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* Lord Peter Wimsey from [[LordPeterWimsey the eponymous series]]. Lord Peter Literature/LordPeterWimsey keeps up a running stream of babble that makes the uneducated believe him to be an UpperClassTwit, but which references disparate subjects from the classical canon to campanology.
* [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'': Willy Wonka]] Wonka has a gift for elegant snarking, with put-downs that whiz right over his targets' heads at times. When Veruca Salt asks him "Who wants a beard, for heaven's sake?" when he's explaining the purpose of Hair Toffee, he replies "It would suit you very well, but unfortunately the mixture is not quite right yet." (Though he is much more direct when arguing with her mother at one point: "My dear old fish, go and boil your head!") The [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory 1971 film]] and [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage]] takes on the character follow suit. (The Wonka of the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film]] has NoSocialSkills and is more awkward and childish in his snarking.)
26th May '16 9:53:07 PM jormis29
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%%* Creator/WinstonChurchill, of course, though some of his snarks were rather harsh and ungentleman-like.

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%%* Creator/WinstonChurchill, UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, of course, though some of his snarks were rather harsh and ungentleman-like.
18th May '16 10:01:57 AM LadyNorbert
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*** Mr Darcy is very haughty and proud and he snarks a lot, but he rarely doesn't behave like a gentleman. However, sometimes he can come off as insulting. For example his sneering remark about Elizabeth's beauty (he calls her "''tolerable'', but not handsome enough to tempt him") and his aloof behaviour make him very unpopular among Meryton folks.

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*** Mr Mr. Darcy is very haughty and proud and he snarks a lot, but he rarely doesn't behave like a gentleman. However, sometimes he can come off as insulting. For example his sneering remark about Elizabeth's beauty (he calls her "''tolerable'', but not handsome enough to tempt him") me") and his aloof behaviour make him very unpopular among Meryton folks.



*** Emma is very intelligent and some of her comments are quite smart ass. She especially likes friendly arguments with Mr Knightley who's her intellectual equal. She's also quite snarky with Mrs Weston who is her close friend and ParentalSubstitute. One of her witty remarks crosses the line, ans she deeply regrets that she insulted the lady who was on the receiving end of her sharp and unkind wit.
*** Mr Knightley snarks very nicely, and he always remains the perfect example of the witty British gentleman archetype.

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*** Emma is very intelligent and some of her comments are quite smart ass. She especially likes friendly arguments with Mr Knightley who's Mr. Knightley, who is her intellectual equal. She's also quite snarky with Mrs Weston who is Mrs. Weston, her close friend and ParentalSubstitute. One ParentalSubstitute, who tends to protest that "you divert me against my conscience." But when one of her witty remarks crosses the line, ans she deeply regrets that she insulted the lady who was on the receiving end of her sharp and unkind wit.
*** Mr Mr. Knightley snarks very nicely, and he always remains the perfect example of the witty British gentleman archetype.
11th Apr '16 6:07:32 AM Specialist290
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They are always polite, except when it is appropriate to be impolite. At that moment, they can deliver their victim [[StealthInsult an insult as sharp and subtle as a rapier.]] They spend their time making witticisms, flirting and pulling pranks. This characteristic is well known among those with a StiffUpperLip and when done right can be quite awesome. Beware the GentlemanSnarker. If you want your pride punctured, they're the one to do it. This was once almost a necessary part of being a high class person and thus political insults of the past were just as common but at least more interesting. Put two of them in a room together, and SnarkToSnarkCombat becomes almost inevitable.

See also ServileSnarker - though due to ConservationOfCompetence, one is rarely in the employ of the other. A GentlemanSnarker may apply SophisticatedAsHell, often sparingly.

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They are always polite, except when it is appropriate to be impolite. At that moment, they can deliver their victim [[StealthInsult an insult as sharp and subtle as a rapier.]] They spend their time making witticisms, flirting and pulling pranks. This characteristic is well known among those with a StiffUpperLip and when done right can be quite awesome. Beware the GentlemanSnarker. If you want your pride punctured, they're the one to do it. This was once almost a necessary part of being a high class person and thus political insults of the past were just as common but at least more interesting. Put two of them in a room together, and SnarkToSnarkCombat becomes almost inevitable.

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See also ServileSnarker - though due to ConservationOfCompetence, one is rarely in the employ of the other. A GentlemanSnarker may apply SophisticatedAsHell, often sparingly. Put two of them in a room together, and SnarkToSnarkCombat becomes almost inevitable.
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