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6th Feb '17 11:51:21 AM starlight9
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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Tristan is devoted to Vladimir in every way, but isnít above snarking at his master.
22nd Jan '17 7:51:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Doctor Watson, towards SherlockHolmes, though usually only within the text of his own narrations, and normally about more minor things rather than major conflicts. He knows better than to question Holmes's judgement during cases, but has few compunctions about taking potshots at Holmes's irritating habits and predilections.

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* ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'': Doctor Watson, towards SherlockHolmes, Sherlock Holmes, though usually only within the text of his own narrations, and normally about more minor things rather than major conflicts. He knows better than to question Holmes's judgement during cases, but has few compunctions about taking potshots at Holmes's irritating habits and predilections.
22nd Jan '17 7:50:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/DonQuixote Sancho Panza]], who is constantly picking up after Literature/DonQuixote'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 ''Literature/DonQuixote'': Sancho Panza]], Panza, who is constantly picking up after Literature/DonQuixote's 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.
22nd Jan '17 7:50:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Captain Hastings, ''HerculePoirot'''s early [[TheWatson Watson]]. Once, Poirot failed to solve a mystery involving a box of chocolates. After that affair, Poirot tells Hastings that if he ever acts too conceited, he should use the words "chocolate box" to bring him down a peg. Poirot isn't amused when Hastings uses the code words mere seconds later.

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* Captain Hastings, ''HerculePoirot'''s ''Literature/HerculePoirot'''s early [[TheWatson Watson]]. Once, Poirot failed to solve a mystery involving a box of chocolates. After that affair, Poirot tells Hastings that if he ever acts too conceited, he should use the words "chocolate box" to bring him down a peg. Poirot isn't amused when Hastings uses the code words mere seconds later.



* Biff, Josh's best friend, in {{Lamb}}

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* Biff, Josh's best friend, in {{Lamb}}Literature/{{Lamb}}
30th Nov '16 1:56:11 AM emcats
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* ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'': Hak is a textbook example of TallDarkAndSnarky, especially toward Yona, whom he works for as a bodyguard. However, he was willing to discard his entire life as he knew it for her sake, and was completely willing to die for her. Ironically, this almost self-destructive brand of loyalty has lead to Yona to convince herself he should be set free at some point, [[BodyguardCrush even though he doesn't want to be.]]
27th Nov '16 1:26:34 PM nombretomado
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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 ''[[TheChroniclesOfNarnia The Silver Chair.]]''[[/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, 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 ''[[TheChroniclesOfNarnia The Silver Chair.]]''[[/note]] ''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]].
16th Oct '16 3:46:23 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* Experiment 625 is this towards Gantu in ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''.

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* Experiment 625 Reuben (Experiment 625) is this towards Gantu in ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''.



* Hawkbit from the T.V. series of ''WatershipDown''. Even at one point, Hazel finally (and calmly) tells him: "We can deal without the sarcasm, thanks."

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* Hawkbit from the T.V. TV series of ''WatershipDown''.''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown''. Even at one point, Hazel finally (and calmly) tells him: "We can deal without the sarcasm, thanks."
22nd Sep '16 8:21:42 PM nombretomado
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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 ''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 ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' toned down the Sarcastic aspect, though it's still present on occasions.
21st Sep '16 4:59:24 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', Shinjiro Aragaki is brusque and standoffish with the male protagonist, telling him not to try to tell him how to fight and snarking at him in combat when, for example, the protagonist heals him ("Tch. I don't need your help.") or gives him an order ("Who does he think he is?"). It's mostly [[JerkassFacade a front]] (and he's noticeably less belligerent toward the female protagonist).
* Guillo from ''BatenKaitos Origins'', especially the [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] part.

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* In ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', Shinjiro Aragaki is brusque and standoffish with the male protagonist, telling him not to try to tell him how to fight and snarking at him in combat when, for example, the protagonist heals him ("Tch. I don't need your help.") or gives him an order ("Who does he think he is?"). It's mostly [[JerkassFacade a front]] (and he's noticeably less belligerent toward the female protagonist).
* Guillo from ''BatenKaitos Origins'', ''VideoGame/BatenKaitosOrigins'', especially the [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] part.
9th Aug '16 11:35:59 PM PaulA
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* Kragar to [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]], back when he was a mob boss.

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* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels: Kragar to [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]], Taltos, back when he was a mob boss.
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