History SmugSnake / WebComics

27th Jul '16 9:55:47 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[spoiler:General Tarquin]] himself also qualifies, despite presenting himself as a DangerouslyGenreSavvy MagnificentBastard (and convincing a fair few readers that this is the case). While he ''is'' a lot smarter and more successful than Nale, he really isn't all that different at heart, ultimately being an egotist with a massively inflated sense of his own importance and role in the story, and thus having a tendency to [[VillainousBreakdown fly into a murderous rage]] when things don't go the way he wants them to.

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** [[spoiler:General Tarquin]] himself also qualifies, despite presenting himself as a DangerouslyGenreSavvy GenreSavvy MagnificentBastard (and convincing a fair few readers that this is the case). While he ''is'' a lot smarter and more successful than Nale, he really isn't all that different at heart, ultimately being an egotist with a massively inflated sense of his own importance and role in the story, and thus having a tendency to [[VillainousBreakdown fly into a murderous rage]] when things don't go the way he wants them to.
6th Mar '16 8:27:57 PM Ninja857142
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** [[spoiler:General Tarquin]] himself also qualifies, despite presenting himself as a DangerouslyGenreSavvy MagnificentBastard (and convincing a fair few readers that this is the case). While he ''is'' a lot smarter and more successful than Nale, he really isn't all that different at heart, ultimately being little more than an egotistical sociopath with a massively inflated sense of his own importance and role in the story, as well as a tendency to [[VillainousBreakdown fly into a murderous rage]] when things don't go the way he wants them to.

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** [[spoiler:General Tarquin]] himself also qualifies, despite presenting himself as a DangerouslyGenreSavvy MagnificentBastard (and convincing a fair few readers that this is the case). While he ''is'' a lot smarter and more successful than Nale, he really isn't all that different at heart, ultimately being little more than an egotistical sociopath egotist with a massively inflated sense of his own importance and role in the story, as well as and thus having a tendency to [[VillainousBreakdown fly into a murderous rage]] when things don't go the way he wants them to.
7th May '15 8:58:52 PM nombretomado
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* The [[CorruptCorporateExecutive slimy, manipulative businessman]] Serk Brakkis in ''DominicDeegan: Oracle For Hire'' is a walking embodiment of this trope. He uses his power to utterly ruin people's lives, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney takes their money and then hides behind Byzantine laws]]. In the end, however, he is trampled under a ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome very]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome satisfying]] HumiliationConga, beginning with a fencer flicking his wig off ("''Toupee!''"). Much later, when it looks like he's going to [[KarmaHoudini beat the rap]] after another foiled scheme, [[spoiler:Celesto shows up and turns him inside out.]]

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* The [[CorruptCorporateExecutive slimy, manipulative businessman]] Serk Brakkis in ''DominicDeegan: ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan: Oracle For Hire'' is a walking embodiment of this trope. He uses his power to utterly ruin people's lives, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney takes their money and then hides behind Byzantine laws]]. In the end, however, he is trampled under a ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome very]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome satisfying]] HumiliationConga, beginning with a fencer flicking his wig off ("''Toupee!''"). Much later, when it looks like he's going to [[KarmaHoudini beat the rap]] after another foiled scheme, [[spoiler:Celesto shows up and turns him inside out.]]
28th Dec '14 7:26:54 PM Twiddler
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* FlakyPastry gives us the goblin [[http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=402 vizier]] [[MeaningfulName Reptilis.]] He finally [[spoiler: gets brought to heel, but is more-or-less left in his position of authority because, despite his being an example of this trope, he's still the most qualified candidate available.]]

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* FlakyPastry ''Webcomic/FlakyPastry'' gives us the goblin [[http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=402 vizier]] [[MeaningfulName Reptilis.]] He finally [[spoiler: gets brought to heel, but is more-or-less left in his position of authority because, despite his being an example of this trope, he's still the most qualified candidate available.]]
21st Nov '14 1:30:40 PM Geoduck
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* FlakyPastry gives us the goblin [[http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=402 vizier]] [[MeaningfulName Reptilis.]]

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* FlakyPastry gives us the goblin [[http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=402 vizier]] [[MeaningfulName Reptilis.]] He finally [[spoiler: gets brought to heel, but is more-or-less left in his position of authority because, despite his being an example of this trope, he's still the most qualified candidate available.]]
3rd Aug '14 6:33:26 PM Vox
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** [[spoiler:General Tarquin]] himself also qualifies, despite presenting himself as a DangerouslyGenreSavvy MagnificentBastard (and convincing a fair few readers that this is the case). While he ''is'' a lot smarter and more successful than Nale, he really isn't all that different at heart, ultimately being little more than an egotistical sociopath with a massively inflated sense of his own importance and role in the story, as well as a tendency to [[VillainousBreakdown fly into a murderous rage]] when things don't go the way he wants them to.
13th Jun '14 3:46:25 PM chopshop
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** She's later one-upped in her smugness by [[spoiler: her ancestor Araena who puts on a show of being nice and courteous, but is actually a GloryHound KnightTemplar who thinks that she's the only one who stop Lord English because she's smarter than everyone else. Ironically, seeing what a horrible sociopath Araena is (and how horrified everyone else is by it) causes Vriska to [[HeelRealization realize]] how awful she's been to her own friends]].
28th Mar '14 8:04:08 PM randomtroper89
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
27th Jan '14 4:18:59 PM Discar
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* [[LeastICouldDo Rayne Summers]] became a rare non-villainous example when an arc was written of him [[AuthorAvatar bashing webcomic artists for ScheduleSlip while subtly praising his own comic's creators for not doing so.]] His niece's smug expression as he's going on his high horse doesn't help in the least, either.

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* [[LeastICouldDo Rayne Summers]] became a rare non-villainous example when an arc was written of him [[AuthorAvatar bashing webcomic artists for ScheduleSlip while subtly praising his own comic's creators for not doing so.]] His niece's smug expression as he's going on his high horse doesn't help in the least, either.either.
* ''Webcomic/{{Kubera}}'' has a few examples wandering about. But the one of greatest note is Riche. The woman is one of the simple {{Muggles}} in a world of the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual mages]] who isn't even one of the major antagonists, yet manages to out-smug even the SmugSuper[=/=]SmugSnake SnakePeople present and has so [[MoralMyopia few morals]], you'd be better off trying to list the ones you can find than those you cannot. And, she thinks she's the best thing since sliced bread because she can [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney buy/ bribe]]/ [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections blackmail]] her troubles away or hire specialists to do whatever her whims dictate. [[BadBoss Needless to say... guess who gets the blame when things go wrong?]]
23rd Aug '13 11:49:28 AM StFan
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* Umbria/Zaedalkaah from ''OurLittleAdventure''. She believes herself to be a skilled liar and cunning calculator, but most of what was actually going in her favor is simply luck. She [[DePower used to be an extremely powerful demon]], but has been reborn into something considerably less powerful. It doesn't make her act any less entitled however...

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* Umbria/Zaedalkaah from ''OurLittleAdventure''.''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''. She believes herself to be a skilled liar and cunning calculator, but most of what was actually going in her favor is simply luck. She [[DePower used to be an extremely powerful demon]], a skilled half-demon assassin]], but has been reborn into something considerably less powerful. It doesn't make her act any less entitled however...
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