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22nd Sep '17 6:07:02 AM MiinU
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* ''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'': Wesker gets virtually no respect from his subordinates, in general, with Chris being the main offender. Mainly because Wesker is [[TheFriendNobodyLikes a smug, condescending douchebag.]] So nearly all of their scenes together results in SnarkToSnarkCombat.

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* ''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'': *''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'': Wesker gets virtually no respect from his subordinates, in general, with Chris being the main offender. Mainly because Wesker is [[TheFriendNobodyLikes a smug, condescending douchebag.]] So nearly all of their scenes together results in SnarkToSnarkCombat.
22nd Sep '17 6:05:22 AM MiinU
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* Hawk from http://anarchywriter.deviantart.com/ is a cross between this and [[WeAREStrugglingTogether We ARE Struggling Together]] as he and Troy hate each other

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* %%* Hawk from http://anarchywriter.deviantart.com/ is a cross between this and [[WeAREStrugglingTogether We ARE Struggling Together]] as he and Troy hate each otherother.
*''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'': Wesker gets virtually no respect from his subordinates, in general, with Chris being the main offender. Mainly because Wesker is [[TheFriendNobodyLikes a smug, condescending douchebag.]] So nearly all of their scenes together results in SnarkToSnarkCombat.
-->'''Wesker:''' ''(during perimeter check)'' "Alright team, I want updates from each of you."
-->'''Chris:''' ''(over comlink)'' "Here's your update, Wesker: [[SunglassesAtNight It's easier to see at night without sunglasses."]]
-->'''Wesker:''' ''(deadpan)'' "Right then, so Chris' update is that [[DeadpanSnarker he's an asshole."]]
17th Aug '17 3:56:21 AM LentilSandEater
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* This is Avon from ''Series/BlakesSeven'' to a T - even after Blake disappears.
** Debatable. Avon shows some traits of this, but on numerous occasions he goes beyond sarcasm and into power games, trying to undermine the crew's support for Blake. He also takes the ship away to protect himself more than once, when Blake is counting on him to teleport them to safety.
** He seems to be tied to this trope by a piece of elastic; the farther he stretches (taking the Liberator away) the harder he comes back (and ends up rescuing everybody). It depends how seriously you take his intentions -- it is worth noting that when his actions did have bad consequences for the others (and Blake) he actually felt guilt about them.

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* This is Avon from ''Series/BlakesSeven'' to a T - even after Blake disappears.
** Debatable. Avon shows some traits
disappears, to the point of this, but on being an ExaggeratedTope. On numerous occasions he goes beyond sarcasm and into power games, trying to undermine the crew's support for Blake. He also takes the ship away to protect himself more than once, when Blake is counting on him to teleport them to safety.
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safety. He seems to be tied to this trope by a piece of elastic; the farther he stretches (taking the Liberator away) the harder he comes back (and ends up rescuing everybody). It depends how seriously you take his intentions -- it is worth noting that when his actions did have bad consequences for the others (and Blake) he actually felt guilt about them.
14th Jul '17 12:20:20 AM justanid
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According to the theory of {{Dramatica}}, two archetypal roles are "Sidekick" and "Skeptic". The Sidekick supports you no matter what, and conveys positive feedback (you can do this, everything's gonna be okay). Conversely, the Skeptic (who may still support you) conveys mostly negative feedback (this'll never work, you've [[NiceJobBreakingItHero screwed it all up]], we're all gonna die)[[note]]The Skeptic role is also used in the MasterCharacters system, where it's called the [[MasterSupportCharacters Pessimist]][[/note]] and not so strictly balanced against a more positive role. Sometimes this pessimism can batter down and demoralize the hero; at other times, it keeps him grounded, helps him remember the stakes, and even strengthens his resolve for the long journey ahead.[[note]]Consider Puddleglum in ''Literature/TheSilverChair.''[[/note]] The negative commentary may contain useful warnings against mistakes the hero would otherwise make; also, learning to put up with some booing from the home crowd can ensure that the Hero doesn't fold once the BigBad starts his little [[BreakThemByTalking mind]] [[NotSoDifferent games]].

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According to the theory of {{Dramatica}}, two archetypal roles are "Sidekick" and "Skeptic". The Sidekick supports you no matter what, and conveys positive feedback (you can do this, everything's gonna be okay). Conversely, the Skeptic (who may still support you) conveys mostly negative feedback (this'll never work, you've [[NiceJobBreakingItHero screwed it all up]], we're all gonna die)[[note]]The Skeptic role is also used in the MasterCharacters system, ''Literature/FortyFiveMasterCharacters'', where it's called the [[MasterSupportCharacters [[Literature/{{FortyFiveMasterCharacters-SupportCharacters}} Pessimist]][[/note]] and not so strictly balanced against a more positive role. Sometimes this pessimism can batter down and demoralize the hero; at other times, it keeps him grounded, helps him remember the stakes, and even strengthens his resolve for the long journey ahead.[[note]]Consider Puddleglum in ''Literature/TheSilverChair.''[[/note]] The negative commentary may contain useful warnings against mistakes the hero would otherwise make; also, learning to put up with some booing from the home crowd can ensure that the Hero doesn't fold once the BigBad starts his little [[BreakThemByTalking mind]] [[NotSoDifferent games]].
11th Jun '17 8:12:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Krep from ''{{Spacetrawler}}'' heaps abuse on his captain and crewmates, but he'd sooner be eaten by a Glathsrean Mihrrgoot than turn his back on any of them.

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* Krep from ''{{Spacetrawler}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'' heaps abuse on his captain and crewmates, but he'd sooner be eaten by a Glathsrean Mihrrgoot than turn his back on any of them.
16th May '17 4:21:03 PM nombretomado
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* Atsuyu from ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' is the governor of En's biggest and richest province, and is rather cynical in regards to the new king Shoryuu. [[spoiler: Horribly subverted when we learn that he's ''not'' a devotee, but a SmugSnake who wants to ''depose'' Shoryuu and become king.]]

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* Atsuyu from ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' is the governor of En's biggest and richest province, and is rather cynical in regards to the new king Shoryuu. [[spoiler: Horribly subverted when we learn that he's ''not'' a devotee, but a SmugSnake who wants to ''depose'' Shoryuu and become king.]]
10th Apr '17 4:59:35 PM RacattackForce
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* Gwen was this to Ben in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' series: she constantly argues with him, insults him, criticizes his immaturity... but if he is in danger or in an actually messy situation, she will be there for him. The sequels ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' toned down the Sarcastic aspect, though it's still present on occasions.

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* Gwen was this to Ben in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' series: she constantly argues with him, insults him, criticizes his immaturity... but if he is in danger or in an actually messy situation, she will be there for him. The sequels ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' toned down All future installments in the Sarcastic aspect, franchise turn this down, though it's it still present appears on occasions.occasion.
30th Mar '17 1:00:13 PM longWriter
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* ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy'': in the third book, ''That Hideous Strength'', [=MacPhee=] is a very downplayed example. He's the only one of Ransom's TrueCompanions who doesn't share his Christian faith, but he's only occasionally sarcastic, and his role is in fact to question the others and keep them from [=GroupThink=].
26th Mar '17 9:20:01 AM nombretomado
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* Everyone in ''SomethingPositive'' is like this: they'll snark each other to shreds, but are fiercely loyal to each other.
* ''{{Nodwick}}'''s title character, as well as the henchmen in general. Although nominally bound to his party due to his draconian labor union laws, Nodwick does actually care for them (mostly, anyway).

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* Everyone in ''SomethingPositive'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' is like this: they'll snark each other to shreds, but are fiercely loyal to each other.
* ''{{Nodwick}}'''s ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'''s title character, as well as the henchmen in general. Although nominally bound to his party due to his draconian labor union laws, Nodwick does actually care for them (mostly, anyway).
28th Feb '17 11:05:38 AM LadyNorbert
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* Hawkeye and Havoc both fill this role to [[ColonelBadass Roy Mustang]] in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist.'' As part of his hand-selected elite team, they are among the only people in the world from whom he would tolerate it, and they're the only ones in the group who actually ''do'' it. Hawkeye in particular is prone to it, being his bodyguard and personal assistant; Mustang is many things, but he is NoBadassToHisValet. [[SubordinateExcuse But she can be]] [[BodyguardCrush as snarky as she wants]].



* ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} of Comicbook/TheAvengers embodies this trope so thoroughly, he's almost a better example of TheStarscream. For years, he served under the leadership of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and disputed every judgment call wing-head made; no matter how trivial, and never failed to punctuate his complaints by claiming that he would make a much better leader. Even after Hawkeye got to lead his own team of Avengers, these arguments still cropped up every time he had to step back into a supporting role.

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* ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} of Comicbook/TheAvengers embodies this trope so thoroughly, he's almost a better example of TheStarscream. For years, he served under the leadership of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and disputed every judgment call wing-head made; made, no matter how trivial, and never failed to punctuate his complaints by claiming that he would make a much better leader. Even after Hawkeye got to lead his own team of Avengers, these arguments still cropped up every time he had to step back into a supporting role.



* ''Literature/DonQuixote'': Sancho Panza, who is constantly picking up after Don Quixote's misadventures. Deconstructed by Sancho Panza: What happens in RealLife to the employee that cannot say anything about his master without being sarcastic? Why, Sancho is beaten by Don Quixote at chapters XX and XXX of Part I, and gives him a hurricane of insults at chapter XLVI.

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* ''Literature/DonQuixote'': Sancho Panza, who is constantly picking up after Don Quixote's misadventures. Deconstructed by Sancho Panza: himself: What happens in RealLife to the employee that cannot say anything about his master without being sarcastic? Why, Sancho is beaten by Don Quixote at chapters XX and XXX of Part I, and gives him a hurricane of insults at chapter XLVI.



-->'' Don Quixote turned upon Sancho, and with a countenance glowing with anger said to him, "Is it possible, Sancho, there is anyone in the whole world who will say thou art not a fool, with a lining to match, and I know not what trimmings of impertinence and roguery? Who asked thee to meddle in my affairs, or to inquire whether I am a wise man or a blockhead? Hold thy peace; answer me not a word; saddle Rocinante if he be unsaddled; and let us go to put my offer into execution; for with the right that I have on my side thou mayest reckon as vanquished all who shall venture to question it;" and in a great rage, and showing his anger plainly, he rose from his seat''

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-->'' Don Quixote turned upon Sancho, and with a countenance glowing with anger said to him, "Is it possible, Sancho, there is anyone in the whole world who will say thou art not a fool, with a lining to match, and I know not what trimmings of impertinence and roguery? Who asked thee to meddle in my affairs, or to inquire whether I am a wise man or a blockhead? Hold thy peace; answer me not a word; saddle Rocinante Rosinante if he be unsaddled; and let us go to put my offer into execution; for with the right that I have on my side thou mayest reckon as vanquished all who shall venture to question it;" and in a great rage, and showing his anger plainly, he rose from his seat''



** Also Carth, for the inital part of Taris until he gets over his trust issues.

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** Also Carth, for the inital initial part of Taris until he gets over his trust issues.



* Alistair in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is brimming with sarcastic remarks. However, Morrigan, Sten, and Shale can also get pretty snarky given the situation.
** In fact, the [[WorldOfSnark only one]] who ''doesn't'' have strong shades of snark in this game is [[TeamPet Dog]]...the [[CaptainObvious dog]].

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* Alistair in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is brimming with sarcastic remarks. However, Morrigan, Sten, and Shale can also get pretty snarky given the situation.
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situation. In fact, the [[WorldOfSnark only one]] who ''doesn't'' have strong shades of snark in this game is [[TeamPet Dog]]...the [[CaptainObvious dog]].



** Varric reprises this role in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', alongside Dorian. They're both very loyal to the Inquisition as a whole and to the Inquisitor in particular, but it doesn't stop them from making snarky comments and {{side bet}}s.



* Haskill in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion. He is undoubtably loyal to [[MadGod Sheogorath]], but that won't stop him from leveling some snark at the Prince of Madness.

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* Haskill in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion. He is undoubtably undoubtedly loyal to [[MadGod Sheogorath]], but that won't stop him from leveling some snark at the Prince of Madness.
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