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17th Nov '17 12:05:18 AM FactoidCow
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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.

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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 POV character in book three.
30th Oct '17 6:33:45 PM SinDustries
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** When the Ninth Doctor gets snarky about humanity, it's often a sign that he's very upset and trying hard not to show it. Rose even lampshades this in "The Doctor Dances".

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** When the Ninth Doctor -- or really any incarnation of him -- gets snarky about humanity, it's often a sign that he's very upset and trying hard not to show it. Rose even lampshades this in "The Doctor Dances".
7th Oct '17 6:29:11 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Helga in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' uses a JerkassFacade that contains heaps of snark in order to cover up for her troubled upbringing, self-hatred and love for Arnold.
16th Sep '17 3:31:59 AM ReikoKazama
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/1/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series Metroid: Kamen Rider Generations]]'', [[Series/KamenRiderGaim Mitsuzane]] is often written as this combining with StepfordSmiler in spades. His reason to throw a lot of snarks even if it doesn't even make sense to snark at all. Once you learn about [[DarkAndTroubledPast his past]], Mitsuzane has been struggling to get over it, to the point he becomes insecure of himself and no longer reform connections with his former friends in Zawame, considering the grave sins he had committed during his betrayal against Kouta.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/1/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series Metroid: Kamen Rider Generations]]'', [[Series/KamenRiderGaim Mitsuzane]] is often written as this combining with StepfordSmiler in spades. His reason to throw a lot of snarks even if it doesn't even make sense to snark at all. Once you learn about [[DarkAndTroubledPast his past]], Mitsuzane has been struggling to get over it, to the point he becomes insecure of himself and no longer reform reforms connections with his former friends in Zawame, considering the grave sins he had committed during his betrayal against Kouta.



** Faith. To the [[BrokenBird extreme]]. Also with shades of {{StepfordSmiler}}. Being a product of a {{DarkandTroubledPast}}, Faith hid all her unhappiness and self-loathing behind a tough-ass attitude and bad girl snark. Faith's bottling of her own demons got so bad she [[TraumaButton finally exploded]] and went on a [[JumpingOfftheSlipperySlope killing spree]], only magnifying her defense mechanism (She hated herself even more evil, but hid it behind cruelty). Eventually after [[RedemptionQuest redemption]] by Angel, she becomes more at peace with herself but still keeps up the snarky smokescreens--to a less psychotic degree, of course.

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** Faith. To the [[BrokenBird extreme]]. Also with shades of {{StepfordSmiler}}. StepfordSmiler. Being a product of a {{DarkandTroubledPast}}, DarkAndTroubledPast, Faith hid all her unhappiness and self-loathing behind a tough-ass attitude and bad girl snark. Faith's bottling of her own demons got so bad she [[TraumaButton finally exploded]] and went on a [[JumpingOfftheSlipperySlope killing spree]], only magnifying her defense mechanism (She (she hated herself even more while evil, but hid it behind cruelty). Eventually after [[RedemptionQuest redemption]] by Angel, she becomes more at peace with herself but still keeps up the snarky smokescreens--to a less psychotic degree, of course.



%%* On ''Series/WillAndGrace'' Will's mother Marilyn (Blythe Danner) fits this trope to a T

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%%* On ''Series/WillAndGrace'' Will's mother Marilyn (Blythe Danner) fits this trope to a TT.



%%** Toby Ziegler fits the trope as well, albeit it a more mild fashion.

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%%** Toby Ziegler fits the trope as well, albeit it in a more mild fashion.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Dave, though that be more like NotSoStoic. Dave uses irony and jokes to hide his emotions.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Dave, though that that'd be more like NotSoStoic. Dave uses irony and jokes to hide his emotions.
31st Aug '17 10:38:34 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': It's heavily implied that this is the case for Mr. Cat, who is rude, cynical and sarcastic. It's been shown that his behavior might actually be because of deeply rooted psychological issues and an inferiority complex, as well as several traumatic past experiences and living with an abusive family prior to the show's events.
31st Aug '17 7:47:24 PM bt8257
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* There's a whole bit on Creator/PattonOswalt's ''My Weakness is Strong'' album about how much he'd grown to depend on cynicism and sarcasm as a defense mechanism, and how he had to suddenly abandon that when, after he voiced the main character of ''Ratatouille'', he found himself on all sorts of children's programming being interviewed by actual children. Suddenly he had to be sincere, and ''he hated it'' because his crutch was gone.

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* There's a whole bit on Creator/PattonOswalt's ''My Weakness is Is Strong'' album about how much he'd grown to depend on cynicism and sarcasm as a defense mechanism, and how he had to suddenly abandon that when, after he voiced the main character of ''Ratatouille'', he found himself on all sorts of children's programming being interviewed by actual children. Suddenly he had to be sincere, and ''he hated he ''hated it'' because his crutch was gone.
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.
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