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2nd Dec '16 1:28:14 AM Galacton
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* Shadow the Hedgehog from the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series. He's got goals, generally involving being the best (just like Sonic, which is why they clash so often). And he prefers to fulfill these goals on his lonesome. His only real friend is [[RobotBuddy the robot]] [[KillerRobot E-123]] [[SociopathicHero Omega]].

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* Shadow the Hedgehog from the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series. He's got goals, generally involving being the best (just like Sonic, which is why they clash so often). And he mostly prefers to fulfill these goals on his lonesome. His only real friend is friends are [[RobotBuddy the robot]] [[KillerRobot E-123]] [[SociopathicHero Omega]].Omega]] and [[ClassyCatBurglar sassy gem thief]] [[FemmeFataleSpy Rouge]].
23rd Oct '16 12:07:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* Dan from ''Series/NathanBarley'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of the trope, penned by CharlieBrooker (himself arguably a RealLife example). He's a caustic depressive who writes withering articles about "the idiots" (who themselves respect him as "the Preacher Man"), growing more and more cutting and vicious as he falls in with them. However, when he's offered a job for a more reputable magazine, he realises he cannot write anything ''but'' cheap sarcasm, and it's hinted that his self-deprecation forms a self-destructive cycle; the show offers him plenty of get-outs, but he never ends up taking them.

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* Dan from ''Series/NathanBarley'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of the trope, penned by CharlieBrooker Creator/CharlieBrooker (himself arguably a RealLife example). He's a caustic depressive who writes withering articles about "the idiots" (who themselves respect him as "the Preacher Man"), growing more and more cutting and vicious as he falls in with them. However, when he's offered a job for a more reputable magazine, he realises he cannot write anything ''but'' cheap sarcasm, and it's hinted that his self-deprecation forms a self-destructive cycle; the show offers him plenty of get-outs, but he never ends up taking them.
14th Oct '16 12:12:11 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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The key element that differentiates the Snark Knight from a normal DeadpanSnarker, a SmugSnake, or a plain old {{jerkass}} is that the Snark Knight holds themselves to their own impossibly high standards. This means that they will [[TakeThat throw barbs]] [[SelfDeprecation at themselves]] as often as they throw them at others, with the exact same level of vitriol. And because of these high standards, you can bet they won't be EasilyImpressed.

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The key element that differentiates the Snark Knight from a normal DeadpanSnarker, a SmugSnake, or a plain old {{jerkass}} is that the Snark Knight holds themselves to their own impossibly high standards. This means that they will [[TakeThat throw barbs]] [[SelfDeprecation throw barbs at themselves]] as often as they [[TakeThat throw them at others, others]], with the exact same level of vitriol. And because of these high standards, you can bet they won't be EasilyImpressed.
16th Jul '16 8:17:45 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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To the "herd followers" they deprecate, this makes them a mild {{Jerkass}}. The sympathetic see their antisocial behavior as a sort of personal crusade against idiocy. The AlphaBitch and JerkJock are their mortal enemies. If they have any positive interaction with the BigManOnCampus, then they are a CoolLoser, teaching him not to be a self-satisfied twit while he teaches them to be less haughty and smile a little.

One key element that differentiates the Snark Knight from a DeadpanSnarker is that a Snark Knight holds themselves to their own impossibly high standards. And because of these high standards, you can bet they won't be EasilyImpressed.

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To the "herd followers" they deprecate, this makes them a mild {{Jerkass}}. The sympathetic see their antisocial behavior as a sort of personal crusade against idiocy. The AlphaBitch and JerkJock are their mortal enemies. If they have any positive interaction with the BigManOnCampus, then they are also a CoolLoser, teaching him not to be a self-satisfied twit while he teaches them to be less haughty and smile a little.

One The key element that differentiates the Snark Knight from a DeadpanSnarker normal DeadpanSnarker, a SmugSnake, or a plain old {{jerkass}} is that a the Snark Knight holds themselves to their own impossibly high standards.standards. This means that they will [[TakeThat throw barbs]] [[SelfDeprecation at themselves]] as often as they throw them at others, with the exact same level of vitriol. And because of these high standards, you can bet they won't be EasilyImpressed.



This is a subtrope of DeadpanSnarker. It's also related to KnightInSourArmor and CoolLoser. Contrast LonersAreFreaks. Often the opposite of the StepfordSmiler; if their sarcasm is revealed to be a similar mask, they're a StepfordSnarker.

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This is a subtrope of DeadpanSnarker. It's also related to KnightInSourArmor (often considered the ActionHero counterpart to this trope) and CoolLoser. Contrast LonersAreFreaks. Often the opposite of the StepfordSmiler; if their sarcasm is revealed to be a similar mask, they're a StepfordSnarker.
21st Jun '16 6:03:33 AM Shadowgazer
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** Nick Wilde himself is no stranger to this. His bad experiences have left him very jaded, bitter and misanimalistic and through his mocking of Judy's idealism he actually mocks his younger self. Once he is given respect and something to believe in though, he becomes surprisingly devoted and engaged in the plot.
1st Jun '16 2:43:20 PM Personnearahill
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* Chief Bogo from ''[[Disney/Zootopia Zootopia]]'' seems to think the worst of everyone, believes that the world is broken, and despises hot shots and idealistic attitudes. At the same time he clearly holds himself to very high standards, and anyone meeting those standards in turn will earn his deepest respect.

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* Chief Bogo from ''[[Disney/Zootopia Zootopia]]'' ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' seems to think the worst of everyone, believes that the world is broken, and despises hot shots and idealistic attitudes. At the same time he clearly holds himself to very high standards, and anyone meeting those standards in turn will earn his deepest respect.
30th May '16 6:39:23 AM JJHIL325
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* Chief Bogo from ''Disney/Zootopia'' seems to think the worst of everyone, believes that the world is broken, and despises hot shots and idealistic attitudes. At the same time he clearly holds himself to very high standards, and anyone meeting those standards in turn will earn his deepest respect.

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* Chief Bogo from ''Disney/Zootopia'' ''[[Disney/Zootopia Zootopia]]'' seems to think the worst of everyone, believes that the world is broken, and despises hot shots and idealistic attitudes. At the same time he clearly holds himself to very high standards, and anyone meeting those standards in turn will earn his deepest respect.
30th May '16 6:38:10 AM JJHIL325
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17th May '16 6:18:28 PM Morgaus
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* [[AloofBigBrother Sesshomaru]] from ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' really comes across as this.
4th May '16 12:54:02 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Ange Ushiromiya in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' can do nothing but snark, as throughout the story she's stuck in the role of observer/investigator. Most of this is a defense mechanism against a world that has hurt her, and she expects to hurt her more. Even as a child she had a bit of a smart mouth (though not to the extent of a LittleMissSnarker.) In the 'Trick' ending, she embraces her cynicism along with everything she's learned from Rokkenjima to take on the 'Knight' aspect.

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* Ange Ushiromiya in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' can do nothing but snark, as throughout the story she's stuck in the role of observer/investigator. Most of this is a defense mechanism against a world that has hurt her, and she expects to hurt her more. Even as a child she had a bit of a smart mouth (though not to the extent of a LittleMissSnarker.) In the 'Trick' ending, she embraces her cynicism along with everything she's learned from Rokkenjima to take on the 'Knight' aspect.
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