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17th Jun '17 5:15:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Taboo}}'':
** Brace does what he's told, but he reserves the right to snark while he's at it.
** This exchange between Coop and one of the Prince Regent's footmen:
-->'''Coop''': How is he this morning?
-->'''Footman''': Toe and arse this morning, sir.
-->'''Coop''': Oh, God. I know about his toe. What happened to his arse?
-->'''Footman''': One can only imagine.
5th Apr '17 12:42:55 PM fearlessnikki
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* {{Mammy}} from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. Hattie [=McDaniel=]'s performance in particular is thought to have inspired the characteristics of the SassyBlackWoman. Particularly when Scarlett is trying to fast before the Wilkes' barbecue, Mammy makes a sly comment about Ashley not proposing to her. An enraged Scarlett starts stuffing her face.
--> '''Mammy:''' Now don't eat too fast. I don't need you to have it come back up again.
* ''Film/BlackNarcissus'' Angu Aya is the native Indian who has been a servant at the house [[OldRetainers since it was for the general's harem]]. Now when it's being used as a convent by some incompetent nuns, she stands by snarking at every mistake they make.



* ''Film/MeetMeInStLouis'' - the Smith family's maid Katie comes out with a sarcastic quip every other line.
--> '''Agnes:''' Katie...where's my cat? Where is she?
--> '''Katie:''' I don't know...a little while ago she got in my way so I kicked her down the cellar steps. I could hear her spine hit on every step!
--> '''Agnes:''' Oh! If you've killed her, I'll kill you! I'll stab you to death in your sleep and tie you to two wild horses 'til you're pulled apart!
--> '''Katie:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh, wouldn't that be terrible now?]]



%%* Sebastian from ''Literature/{{Heidi}}'', specially in regards to Mrs. Rottenmeier.

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%%* * Sebastian from ''Literature/{{Heidi}}'', specially in regards to Mrs. Rottenmeier. At one instance, Heidi reminds Rottenmeier that she didn't say "please" when she asked for something. Sebastian quips in "you know, you ''didn't''" - and Rottenmeier excuses herself to [[INeedToGoIronMyDog have a sudden word with the cook]].



%%* The title character from ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' has this in spades.

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%%* * The title character from ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' has this in spades.spades. He and Arthur have a very SlapSlapKiss relationship [[{{Understatement}} to say the least]].
--> '''Merlin:''' How long have you been training to be a prat?
--> '''Arthur:''' You can't address me like that.
--> '''Merlin:''' I'm sorry. How long have you been training to be a prat...my lord?
2nd Apr '17 10:31:56 AM nombretomado
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* Leo from ''PandoraHearts'' is like this to his master and [[VitriolicBestBuds best friend]] Elliot mercilessly, although his intentions are honest (to keep Elliot from acting like a spoiled BlueBlood, essentially).

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* Leo from ''PandoraHearts'' ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is like this to his master and [[VitriolicBestBuds best friend]] Elliot mercilessly, although his intentions are honest (to keep Elliot from acting like a spoiled BlueBlood, essentially).
1st Apr '17 9:17:24 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Archie Goodwin, Literature/NeroWolfe's legman, bodyguard and general assistant, spends most of his time making sarcastic digs at his boss. In a variation, this is actually what he's ''hired'' for, since Wolfe would just stagnate and refuse to do anything at all unless he had Archie prodding him on.
31st Mar '17 1:47:47 PM Austin
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* Lynn Belvedere, in Gwen Davenport's ''Belvedere''. Later portrayed by Clifton Webb in a series of films, and by Christopher Hewett in the TV sitcom ''Mr. Belvedere''.

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* Lynn Belvedere, in Gwen Davenport's ''Belvedere''. Later portrayed by Clifton Webb in a series of films, and by Christopher Hewett in the TV sitcom ''Mr. Belvedere''.''Series/MrBelvedere''.



* Dean from Glen Cook's ''Garrett P.I.'' books. All of the above traits combined with a matchmaker (trying to make sure that Garrett marries one of Dean's ugly nieces, or at least tie the knot with his girlfriend). All that in a fantasy universe whose inhabitants are divided between either one of the various snarky tropes, or pure snark targets (sometimes both at the same time).

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* Dean from Glen Cook's ''Garrett P.I.'' ''Literature/GarrettPI'' books. All of the above traits combined with a matchmaker (trying to make sure that Garrett marries one of Dean's ugly nieces, or at least tie the knot with his girlfriend). All that in a fantasy universe whose inhabitants are divided between either one of the various snarky tropes, or pure snark targets (sometimes both at the same time).
8th Feb '17 6:57:13 AM rjd1922
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* Cherche is both this and a NinjaMaid to Virion in VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening. [[spoiler: And she can actually ''[[BodyguardCrush marry]]'' [[BodyguardCrush him]], if the player so desires.]]

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* Cherche is both this and a NinjaMaid to Virion in VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening.''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. [[spoiler: And she can actually ''[[BodyguardCrush marry]]'' [[BodyguardCrush him]], if the player so desires.]]
2nd Feb '17 4:26:23 PM StFan
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* Matsurika from ''Manga/MariaHolic'' is a particularly harsh example: she's beyond snarky with her master, she's flat out ''abrasive'' with everyone.

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* Matsurika from ''Manga/MariaHolic'' is a particularly harsh example: she's beyond snarky with her master, she's flat out flat-out ''abrasive'' with everyone.



-->'''Elliot''': Who's side are you on, Leo?! Isn't a servant supposed to help his master?!
-->'''Leo''': A servant's duty is to correct his master's wrongdoing, too. But I see. You want a servant who blindly approves of his master's thinking, right? [[DeadpanSnarker I actually wanted to do a good job. Real pity.]]

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-->'''Elliot''': -->'''Elliot:''' Who's side are you on, Leo?! Isn't a servant supposed to help his master?!
-->'''Leo''':
master?!\\
'''Leo:'''
A servant's duty is to correct his master's wrongdoing, too. But I see. You want a servant who blindly approves of his master's thinking, right? [[DeadpanSnarker I actually wanted to do a good job. Real pity.]]



-->'''Wong:''' (''entering the mansion, loaded down with luggage'') When I dedicated my life in service to you as Sorcerer Supreme, I remember I closed my eyes and prayed that one day I would grow up to be a second-rate Jarvis for a second-rate pile of Avengers.

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-->'''Wong:''' (''entering ''[entering the mansion, loaded down with luggage'') luggage]'' When I dedicated my life in service to you as Sorcerer Supreme, I remember I closed my eyes and prayed that one day I would grow up to be a second-rate Jarvis for a second-rate pile of Avengers.



-->'''Uncle Phil:''' Geoffrey, go fetch my tools.
-->'''Geoffrey:''' You mean your knife and fork?

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-->'''Uncle Phil:''' Geoffrey, go fetch my tools.
-->'''Geoffrey:'''
tools.\\
'''Geoffrey:'''
You mean your knife and fork?



* ''Series/{{Rome}}''

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* ''Series/{{Rome}}''''Series/{{Rome}}'':



-->'''Mark Antony:''' Cheer up, Posca, you're not dead yet.\\

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-->'''Mark --->'''Mark Antony:''' Cheer up, Posca, you're not dead yet.\\



'''Berta:''' Charlie, you'd have to pay me ''not'' to.
** Another example:
--->'''Berta:''' (''to Evelyn, who has just gotten her lips plumped'') Man, the last time I saw a mouth like that, it was trying to eat Creator/JacquesCousteau.

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'''Berta:''' Charlie, you'd have to pay me ''not'' to.
** Another example:
--->'''Berta:''' (''to
to.\\\
'''Berta:''' ''[to
Evelyn, who has just gotten her lips plumped'') plumped]'' Man, the last time I saw a mouth like that, it was trying to eat Creator/JacquesCousteau.



-->'''Lister:''' (''after discovering his actions gave rise to the Cat's religion'') Holly!\\

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-->'''Lister:''' (''after ''[after discovering his actions gave rise to the Cat's religion'') religion]'' Holly!\\



%%* Angharad the maid is this for KingArthur in ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}''.

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%%* Angharad the maid is this for KingArthur Myth/KingArthur in ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}''.



%%* The title character from ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' has this in spades.

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%%* The title character from ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' has this in spades.



* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''''Series/{{Farscape}}'':



-->'''Ivanova:''' Good luck, Captain. [[ShoutOut I think you're]] [[Franchise/StarTrek about to go where]][[FascinatingEyebrow ...]] [[ReallyGetsAround everyone has gone before.]]

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-->'''Ivanova:''' --->'''Ivanova:''' Good luck, Captain. [[ShoutOut I think you're]] [[Franchise/StarTrek about to go where]][[FascinatingEyebrow ...]] [[ReallyGetsAround everyone has gone before.]]



-->'''Ivanova''': If I live through this job... without completely losing my mind, it'll be a miracle of biblical proportions.
-->'''Corwin''': Well, there goes ''my'' faith in the almighty!

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-->'''Ivanova''': --->'''Ivanova:''' If I live through this job... without completely losing my mind, it'll be a miracle of biblical proportions. \n-->'''Corwin''': \\
'''Corwin:'''
Well, there goes ''my'' faith in the almighty! almighty!



-->'''Cartagia:''' Ah, Mollari. It's wonderful to see you again.\\

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-->'''Cartagia:''' --->'''Cartagia:''' Ah, Mollari. It's wonderful to see you again.\\



%%* Mr. Floyd in Creator/TylerPerry's TheHaveAndHaveNots.



* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':



* ''VideoGame/ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy''

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* ''VideoGame/ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy''''VideoGame/ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy'':



* In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM2}}''[='s=] DLC "Shen's Last Gift", the evil AI Julian can be reprogrammed to serve XCOM in a SPARK unit, forcing him to serve XCOM while preserving all of his snark.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM2}}''[='s=] ''VideoGame/XCOM2''[='s=] DLC "Shen's Last Gift", the evil AI Julian can be reprogrammed to serve XCOM in a SPARK unit, forcing him to serve XCOM while preserving all of his snark.



* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Archer. Constant snarky sniping with Tohsaka mixed with genuine and sarcastic praise.
** An argument could be made for Kohaku and her mistress Akiha from fellow {{Nasuverse}} storyline ''{{Tsukihime}}''.

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* Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}:
**
''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Archer. Constant snarky sniping with Tohsaka mixed with genuine and sarcastic praise.
** An argument could be made for Kohaku and her mistress Akiha from fellow {{Nasuverse}} fellow storyline ''{{Tsukihime}}''.''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''.
18th Jan '17 6:01:32 AM Vir
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The ServileSnarker is a combination of a DeadpanSnarker and TheJeeves (although the original Jeeves, as the above quote shows, can be pretty snarky). A butler, maid, slave, servant, whatever, who is heavily sarcastic to their master and/or their master's guests and yet still manages to keep their job. Often a master of the StealthInsult.

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The ServileSnarker Servile Snarker is a combination of a DeadpanSnarker and TheJeeves (although the original Jeeves, as the above quote shows, can be pretty snarky). A butler, maid, slave, servant, whatever, who is heavily sarcastic to their master and/or their master's guests and yet still manages to keep their job. Often a master of the StealthInsult.
8th Jan '17 3:20:05 PM nombretomado
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* The incarnation of Jarvis, [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark's]] butler found in ''UltimateMarvel'' is very sarcastic towards his master, unlike the traditional Earth 616 Jarvis. He's also drawn to resemble Michael Gough, the Alfred of the Burton/Schumacher movies.

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* The incarnation of Jarvis, [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark's]] butler found in ''UltimateMarvel'' ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' is very sarcastic towards his master, unlike the traditional Earth 616 Jarvis. He's also drawn to resemble Michael Gough, the Alfred of the Burton/Schumacher movies.
22nd Dec '16 7:40:14 PM Stealth
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%%* Niles from ''Series/TheNanny'', especially around C.C. Babcock.

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%%* * Niles from ''Series/TheNanny'', especially around (or regarding) C.C. Babcock. While he's Maxwell's butler, he gets all the amazingly incisive and sarcastic lines.
--> '''Maxwell:''' Where the devil is C.C.?\\
'''Niles:''' Well, it ''is'' raining outside sir, perhaps she melted.
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