History SmugSnake / WesternAnimation

10th Feb '17 2:23:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Cobra Commander from GIJoe was an intentional Smug Snake. Serpentor was a Smug Snake who at least seemed like he was intended to be a MagnificentBastard. Destro and Tomax and Xamot were Smug Snakes who were almost certainly supposed to be Magnificent Bastards. Destro even comes kind of close sometimes. But it could be that [[FridgeBrilliance they're all meant to be Smug Snakes since they're in a group called "Cobra."]]
* Blaineley from ''TotalDramaWorldTour'' has a very inflated image of herself but isn't in the same league as Heather or Alejandro when it comes to manipulation and ruthlessness.

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* Cobra Commander from GIJoe ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' was an intentional Smug Snake. Serpentor was a Smug Snake who at least seemed like he was intended to be a MagnificentBastard. Destro and Tomax and Xamot were Smug Snakes who were almost certainly supposed to be Magnificent Bastards. Destro even comes kind of close sometimes. But it could be that [[FridgeBrilliance they're all meant to be Smug Snakes since they're in a group called "Cobra."]]
* Blaineley from ''TotalDramaWorldTour'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaWorldTour'' has a very inflated image of herself but isn't in the same league as Heather or Alejandro when it comes to manipulation and ruthlessness.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' animated series, The Wizard is cocky and arrogant in both fights against Spider-Man, but he loses his cool when Spidey turns the table on the Frightful Four, especially in the second fight, where his team loses the numbers advantage.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' animated series, The Wizard is cocky and arrogant in both fights against Spider-Man, but he loses his cool when Spidey turns the table on the Frightful Four, especially in the second fight, where his team loses the numbers advantage.
8th Jan '17 12:49:14 PM nombretomado
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* From ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', [[TheStarscream Starscream]] in [[Anime/TransformersArmada almost]] [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass all of]] [[TransformersTranstech his incarnations]]. In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]]'' he fancied himself the smartest, most cunning and handsomest Decepticon. When he wasn't complaining to Megatron about how he would've defeated the Autobots eons ago, he was openly plotting ways to top the slag-maker. All of his schemes failed miserably with at least one or two nearly destroying the earth. He was far more interested in becoming the Decepticon leader than leading them effectively in the rare moments when Megatron was out of the way. His ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' incarnation behaves similarly in this regard, but is [[AdaptationalBadass physically dangerous enough to back himself up]], whilst his ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Movieverse]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' incarnations are tired of Megatron's leadership and genuinely believe they would make better leaders, but are unable to oppose him directly.

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* From ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', [[TheStarscream Starscream]] in [[Anime/TransformersArmada almost]] [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass all of]] [[TransformersTranstech [[ComicBook/TransformersTransTech his incarnations]]. In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]]'' he fancied himself the smartest, most cunning and handsomest Decepticon. When he wasn't complaining to Megatron about how he would've defeated the Autobots eons ago, he was openly plotting ways to top the slag-maker. All of his schemes failed miserably with at least one or two nearly destroying the earth. He was far more interested in becoming the Decepticon leader than leading them effectively in the rare moments when Megatron was out of the way. His ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' incarnation behaves similarly in this regard, but is [[AdaptationalBadass physically dangerous enough to back himself up]], whilst his ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Movieverse]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' incarnations are tired of Megatron's leadership and genuinely believe they would make better leaders, but are unable to oppose him directly.
5th Nov '16 3:46:52 PM NoSpoilerz
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** Both Prince John and his ''actual snake'' servant, Sir Hiss (the main page illustration) from ''Disney/RobinHood'' are prime examples of this trope.

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** Both Prince John and his ''actual snake'' servant, Sir Hiss (the main page illustration) from ''Disney/RobinHood'' are prime examples of this trope.
16th Oct '16 4:02:17 PM Morgenthaler
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** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck often leaned as this in his later antagonistic bouts with Bugs. While he is manipulative to deceive Elmer, to the point of making him his borderline subbordinate, he wastes all his effort trying to send him against his much more cunning rival, who always manages to send things firing back onto him. This is taken UpToEleven in his bouts with SpeedyGonzales, where he is incensed enough by the rodent to try and do the dirty work himself. And within ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', this would pretty much be set in stone if not for his CharacterDevelopment.

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** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck often leaned as this in his later antagonistic bouts with Bugs. While he is manipulative to deceive Elmer, to the point of making him his borderline subbordinate, he wastes all his effort trying to send him against his much more cunning rival, who always manages to send things firing back onto him. This is taken UpToEleven in his bouts with SpeedyGonzales, WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales, where he is incensed enough by the rodent to try and do the dirty work himself. And within ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', this would pretty much be set in stone if not for his CharacterDevelopment.
27th Jul '16 9:36:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Gibbs of ''WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum'', despite being both DangerouslyGenreSavvy and the OnlySaneMan is this due to his incredibly smug nature and the fact that his victories are invalidated by the fact that his opposition is a team of incompetent jackasses, thus mostly succeeding more out of their own failures than anything else.

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* Gibbs of ''WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum'', despite being both DangerouslyGenreSavvy and the OnlySaneMan is this due to his incredibly smug nature and the fact that his victories are invalidated by the fact that his opposition is a team of incompetent jackasses, thus mostly succeeding more out of their own failures than anything else.
16th Jul '16 10:35:04 AM nombretomado
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* Both Sterling and Malory {{Archer}} fall under this category.

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* Both Sterling and Malory {{Archer}} WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} fall under this category.
10th Jul '16 5:02:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ChalkZone'', Reggie Bullnerd is ''very'' clearly stupid, but thinks he's smarter than he is anyway.

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* In ''ChalkZone'', ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'', Reggie Bullnerd is ''very'' clearly stupid, but thinks he's smarter than he is anyway.
18th Jun '16 12:48:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lavor, TheDragon to [[BigBad Magmion]], from ''GormitiTheLordsOfNatureReturn''. Even his ImageSong denounces him as a vain, overconfident scoundrel. He's also quite a [[DirtyCoward coward]], and happily [[WeHaveReserves throws his men into battle with the heroes]] to get himself away from trouble and gauge his opponents' strength.

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* Lavor, TheDragon to [[BigBad Magmion]], from ''GormitiTheLordsOfNatureReturn''.''WesternAnimation/GormitiTheLordsOfNatureReturn''. Even his ImageSong denounces him as a vain, overconfident scoundrel. He's also quite a [[DirtyCoward coward]], and happily [[WeHaveReserves throws his men into battle with the heroes]] to get himself away from trouble and gauge his opponents' strength.
30th May '16 6:08:49 PM WillBGood
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** Kaa from Disney's ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' ''is'' a Smug Snake. This is the complete opposite of his personality in Creator/RudyardKipling's original book, where he was more of an OldMaster who has the respect (and fear) of the Jungle.
** The Smug Snake in the book: ''Shere Khan''.

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** Kaa from Disney's ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' ''is'' a Smug Snake. This is the complete opposite of his personality in Creator/RudyardKipling's original book, where he was more of an OldMaster who has the respect (and fear) of the Jungle. \n** The Smug Snake in the book: book is ''Shere Khan''.
30th May '16 8:38:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* From ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', [[TheStarscream Starscream]] in [[TransformersArmada almost]] [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass all of]] [[TransformersTranstech his incarnations]]. In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]]'' he fancied himself the smartest, most cunning and handsomest Decepticon. When he wasn't complaining to Megatron about how he would've defeated the Autobots eons ago, he was openly plotting ways to top the slag-maker. All of his schemes failed miserably with at least one or two nearly destroying the earth. He was far more interested in becoming the Decepticon leader than leading them effectively in the rare moments when Megatron was out of the way. His ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' incarnation behaves similarly in this regard, but is [[AdaptationalBadass physically dangerous enough to back himself up]], whilst his ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Movieverse]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' incarnations are tired of Megatron's leadership and genuinely believe they would make better leaders, but are unable to oppose him directly.
** Thrust from ''TransformersArmada'' practically '''is''' this trope.

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* From ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', [[TheStarscream Starscream]] in [[TransformersArmada [[Anime/TransformersArmada almost]] [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass all of]] [[TransformersTranstech his incarnations]]. In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]]'' he fancied himself the smartest, most cunning and handsomest Decepticon. When he wasn't complaining to Megatron about how he would've defeated the Autobots eons ago, he was openly plotting ways to top the slag-maker. All of his schemes failed miserably with at least one or two nearly destroying the earth. He was far more interested in becoming the Decepticon leader than leading them effectively in the rare moments when Megatron was out of the way. His ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' incarnation behaves similarly in this regard, but is [[AdaptationalBadass physically dangerous enough to back himself up]], whilst his ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Movieverse]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' incarnations are tired of Megatron's leadership and genuinely believe they would make better leaders, but are unable to oppose him directly.
** Thrust from ''TransformersArmada'' ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' practically '''is''' this trope.
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