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10th Jul '17 1:57:57 AM Hjortron18
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* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' has [[WorldOfSnark quite a lot of snarkers]], most of whom are garden variety {{Deadpan Snarker}}s, but [[IronMan Tony Stark]] and [[TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] specifically fit this trope because their sarcasm is respectively a defence mechanism and a way of maintaining self-control. This is particularly evident after [[spoiler: Agent Coulson]] gets killed, and Tony snarks about how stupid he was to face Loki alone, but is clearly using it to cover up his own grief. Given that Tony's [[Film/IronMan own films]] show his life to be something of a mess, with quite a lot of moral emptiness (before he decides to become a superhero), alcoholism, and relationship issues (continuing after he becomes a superhero) he counts as this trope in all his films.
* By ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' Loki is this. A few unguarded moments show that he actually still does care (at least about Frigga, though possibly about Thor and his former friends too) but he spends most of his time among other people, especially the Asgardians, snarking at them to cover up both this and his pain that they now (at least seem to) hate him.

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''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' has [[WorldOfSnark quite a lot of snarkers]], most of whom are garden variety {{Deadpan Snarker}}s, but [[IronMan Tony Stark]] and [[TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] specifically fit this trope because their sarcasm is respectively a defence mechanism and a way of maintaining self-control. This is particularly evident after [[spoiler: Agent Coulson]] gets killed, and Tony snarks about how stupid he was to face Loki alone, but is clearly using it to cover up his own grief. Given that Tony's [[Film/IronMan own films]] show his life to be something of a mess, with quite a lot of moral emptiness (before he decides to become a superhero), alcoholism, and relationship issues (continuing after he becomes a superhero) he counts as this trope in all his films.
* ** By ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Loki is this. A few unguarded moments show that he actually still does care (at least about Frigga, though possibly about Thor and his former friends too) but he spends most of his time among other people, especially the Asgardians, snarking at them to cover up both this and his pain that they now (at least seem to) hate him.him.
** Rocket Raccoon in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' may seem like a jerk, but it turns out he only acts tough and sarcastic to hide his anger over being the only one of his kind who can talk.



* Rocket Raccoon in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' may seem like a jerk, but it turns out he only acts tough and sarcastic to hide his anger over being the only one of his kind who can talk.
26th Jun '17 5:21:46 PM creader
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* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' has [[WorldOfSnark quite a lot of snarkers]], most of whom are garden variety {{Deadpan Snarker}}s, but [[IronMan Tony Stark]] and [[TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] specifically fit this trope because their sarcasm is respectively a defence mechanism and a way of maintaining self-control. This is particularly evident after [[spoiler: Agent Coulson]] gets killed, and Tony snarks about how stupid he was to face Loki alone, but is clearly using it to cover up his own grief. Given that Tony's [[Film/IronMan own films]] show his life to be something of a mess, with quite a lot of moral emptiness (before he decides to become a superhero), alcoholism, and relationship issues (continuing after he becomes a superhero) he counts as this trope in all his films.
* By ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' Loki is this. A few unguarded moments show that he actually still does care (at least about Frigga, though possibly about Thor and his former friends too) but he spends most of his time among other people, especially the Asgardians, snarking at them to cover up both this and his pain that they now (at least seem to) hate him.

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* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' has [[WorldOfSnark quite a lot of snarkers]], most of whom are garden variety {{Deadpan Snarker}}s, but [[IronMan Tony Stark]] and [[TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] specifically fit this trope because their sarcasm is respectively a defence mechanism and a way of maintaining self-control. This is particularly evident after [[spoiler: Agent Coulson]] gets killed, and Tony snarks about how stupid he was to face Loki alone, but is clearly using it to cover up his own grief. Given that Tony's [[Film/IronMan own films]] show his life to be something of a mess, with quite a lot of moral emptiness (before he decides to become a superhero), alcoholism, and relationship issues (continuing after he becomes a superhero) he counts as this trope in all his films.
* By ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' Loki is this. A few unguarded moments show that he actually still does care (at least about Frigga, though possibly about Thor and his former friends too) but he spends most of his time among other people, especially the Asgardians, snarking at them to cover up both this and his pain that they now (at least seem to) hate him.
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* Rick from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' comes off as an uncaring wiseass, but we soon learn he's covering up deep pain over being exiled from his home country and losing the love of his life.
* Almost every line Lane Leonard has in the movie ''Film/SnowDay'' is pretty much either a sarcastic insult towards Hal's plan to win over Claire, or her just pointing out how dumb his plan is. However, she's really just insulting him because she's a bit bitter that he's not in love with her like she is with him.
* Rocket Raccoon in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' may seem like a jerk, but it turns out he only acts tough and sarcastic to hide his anger over being the only one of his kind who can talk.
* Sgt. Craig from ''Film/TheVictors'' may come off as rough around the edges, but he hides his pain and weariness behind such an exterior.






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* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' has [[WorldOfSnark quite a lot of snarkers]], most of whom are garden variety {{Deadpan Snarker}}s, but [[IronMan Tony Stark]] and [[TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] specifically fit this trope because their sarcasm is respectively a defence mechanism and a way of maintaining self-control. This is particularly evident after [[spoiler: Agent Coulson]] gets killed, and Tony snarks about how stupid he was to face Loki alone, but is clearly using it to cover up his own grief. Given that Tony's [[Film/IronMan own films]] show his life to be something of a mess, with quite a lot of moral emptiness (before he decides to become a superhero), alcoholism, and relationship issues (continuing after he becomes a superhero) he counts as this trope in all his films.
* By ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' Loki is this. A few unguarded moments show that he actually still does care (at least about Frigga, though possibly about Thor and his former friends too) but he spends most of his time among other people, especially the Asgardians, snarking at them to cover up both this and his pain that they now (at least seem to) hate him.
* Rick from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' comes off as an uncaring wiseass, but we soon learn he's covering up deep pain over being exiled from his home country and losing the love of his life.
* Almost every line Lane Leonard has in the movie ''Film/SnowDay'' is pretty much either a sarcastic insult towards Hal's plan to win over Claire, or her just pointing out how dumb his plan is. However, she's really just insulting him because she's a bit bitter that he's not in love with her like she is with him.
* Rocket Raccoon in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' may seem like a jerk, but it turns out he only acts tough and sarcastic to hide his anger over being the only one of his kind who can talk.
* Sgt. Craig from ''Film/TheVictors'' may come off as rough around the edges, but he hides his pain and weariness behind such an exterior.
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21st May '17 3:29:23 AM taxman
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** She falls deeper and deeper into this as the series progresses (this is a CrapsackWorld, after all), but has grown out of much of the underlying hurt beneath her shell in the nine year timeskip to the movie. At that point, she is less a SnarkKnight, and more a regular DeadpanSnarker.
13th May '17 9:03:12 PM RallyBot2
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has the DarkMagicalGirl Rhajat: she's sour and grumpy and obsessed with creepy things, but her supports with her parents and fellow child characters reveal her to be quite awkward and vulnerable. She even ''cries'' in her A support with [[spoiler:her father]] Hayato.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has the DarkMagicalGirl Rhajat: she's sour and grumpy and obsessed with creepy things, but her supports with her parents and fellow child characters reveal her to be quite awkward and vulnerable. She even ''cries'' in her A support with [[spoiler:her father]] her father Hayato.
21st Feb '17 4:31:03 AM Sephsekla
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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'':
** Dr Owen Harper is a {{Jerkass}}, constantly snarking and putting others down. Later episodes show the brutal reasons why he feels the need to keep his emotions hidden away.
15th Feb '17 9:11:06 PM warm_milk
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* Rick from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is aggressively this.
--> '''Bird Person:''' Morty. Do you know what "Wubalubadubdub means?
--> '''Morty:''' That's just Rick's stupid, nonsense catchprase.
--> '''Bird Person:''' It is not nonsense at all. In my people's tongue, it means, "I am in great pain. Please help me."
--> '''Morty:''' Well, I got news for ya. He's saying it ironically.
--> '''Bird Person:''' No, Morty. Your grandfather is indeed in very deep pain. That is why he must numb himself.
--> '''Morty:''' Cmon', Bird Person. Rick's not that complicated. He's just a huge asshole.
16th Jan '17 3:30:20 PM Zikiel
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* Regent in ''Literature/{{Worm}}''. He's generally snarky, sarcastic, and irreverent to everyone around him, and spends most of his time taking the piss out of his teammates. It's a mask. He's severely emotionally damaged due to a childhood full of MindRape, and is almost totally unable to discern or experience any strong emotions. It's noted at one point that Regent doesn't get angry- he responds to aggression by making every interaction just that much more snarky and toxic. It's implied that being a snarker was essentially the only form of resistance he could display in a home where any disobedience was met with agonizing punishment.
** There's a statue made in homage to him late in the story. It depicts two masks- the Comedy Mask of Theater, and an expressionless mask behind it.
8th Dec '16 7:24:09 PM AdelePotter
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* J.D. from ''{{Theatre/Heathers}}'', when we first meet him, comes off as a clever, charming, sarcastic outsider with a rather dark sense of humor. All of this is genuinely true. However, he's also coping with an abusive drunk for a father, is still in pain from his mother's suicide many years earlier, and has no friends since he moves around so much. Oh, and he's also [[AxCrazy batshit]] [[SerialKiller insane]].
7th Dec '16 1:41:26 PM Grudgeal
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** His brother Jamie is another good example, possibly even moreso since his surface-level jadedness means most readers don't even realize how damaged he is inside until he becomes a POW character in book three.
5th Dec '16 6:13:19 PM DesertDragon
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* WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}, in later seasons of her show, becomes even ''more'' acerbic and sharp-tongued as [[ComingOfAgeStory she faces more real-life adolescent challenges.]]

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* WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}, in later seasons of her show, becomes even ''more'' acerbic and sharp-tongued as [[ComingOfAgeStory she faces more real-life adolescent challenges.]]challenges]], such as dating, insecurity over her appearance, and uncertainty about her future.
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