History SmugSnake / WebComics

5th Nov '16 3:38:32 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''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?]]

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* ''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?]]wrong?]]
* Sparkle from ''Webcomic/SidekickGirl''. She quite fancies herself as TheVamp and a ClassyCatBurglar, but in reality, she's nothing more than a nuisance and is quickly curbstomped by anyone who bothers to fight her straight on. She's quite smug when she meets Illumina because Illumina can't take her in (despite Sparkle having betrayed Illumina and left her to die) because she's not doing anything wrong at the moment, only for Illumina to [[Webcomic/OnePunchMan one punch]] Sparkle out (and get away with it because she learned the rules the Heroes Association has about returning nemeses). She hasn't learned anything by the time she meets the Vigilante, and despite her power and pepper spray only mildly annoying him, she's smug because he can't take her in, since he's not a member of the Heroes Association. He then reveals that he just planned to set her up to get captured by cops, which would utterly ruin her reputation as an effective villain.
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?]]
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