Created By: CaveCat on May 7, 2013 Last Edited By: CaveCat on June 17, 2013
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Obnoxious Snarker

Loud and sarcastic

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Jafar: Patience Iago, patience. Gazeem was obviously less than worthy.
Iago: Oh, there's a big surprise! That's an incredible - I think I'm going to have a heart attack and die of not surprise!

Snarkers come in all shapes and sizes. They can either have a deadpan reaction about everything, act as a butler to another character while still snarking about it, or not say a single word but still have a snarky reaction.

Then there's the Obnoxious Snarker; a character with No Indoor Voice who tends to have the opportunity to snark about everything around him. He can be either a Jerkass or even a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. The character may end up being a victim of Offing the Mouth.

Compare: Little Miss Snarker, Cats Are Snarkers, First-Person Smartass

Contrast: Deadpan Snarker


Examples:

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[[folder:Film]]
  • Iago from Aladdin practically embodies this trope to a T. He's loud and sarcastic, but also a Large Ham and a Butt Monkey.
  • Donkey from Shrek. He's not really a Jerkass, but he's a very, very talkative Motor Mouth, and does have some snarky moments. A lot of the time his snarking is either for comedy or because he disagrees with Shrek about making a bad decision.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
  • A Kids in the Hall sketch had Dave as a man with a speech impediment that made him always sound like he was being sarcastic. Unfortunately, even trying to explain this made people think he was being obnoxiously sarcastic.
  • Dr. Cox from Scrubs tends to favour this approach to sarcasm when he's reprimanding JD. By contrast, his foil/nemesis Dr. Kelso is much more of a deadpan snarker. This ties into their roles in the series; Cox is correcting people (either because it's his job or to boost his ego), while Kelso simply enjoys mocking them.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
  • Some portrayals of Sonic the Hedgehog, as he loves to tease his rivals and enemies.
  • Daxter from Jak and Daxter has has many, many,...many snarky moments. He's a Non-Action Guy (most of the time), with a huge ego. He can't stop running his mouth which makes the other characters think of him as a nuisance. He's pretty capable of taking care of things though if he's given the opportunity, and he's very loyal to his friends.
  • Gig from Soul Nomad & the World Eaters who's highly bitter, bored, and snarky, since he was trapped inside the main character's body after being sealed inside an enchanted sword for 200 years. He liberally throws around insults and sarcasm directed at you, your team-mates and the world in general whenever he's annoyed, smug, confrontational, or just plain bored (in other words, all of the time, except when he's offering exposition or being incredibly self-aggrandizing).
  • Knights of the Old Republic:
    • In the first game, Mission Vao does this when she's mouthing off.
    • Atton Rand goes between obnoxious and deadpan depending on the situation.
  • Final Fantasy
    • Final Fantasy IV: This is Edge's usual attitude. He's flippant towards the Wise Old Mentor, reminds everyone that Kain was a traitor, and insults Rosa and Rydia when they protest being told to Stay in the Kitchen.
    • Final Fantasy V: Both Galuf and Faris do this, especially when they're arguing with each other. Exdeath is a villainous version, constantly mocking the party's efforts to stop him.
    • Final Fantasy VIII: Seifer towards his squad, Quistis, and eventually the whole party.
    • Final Fantasy IX: Zidane goes between this and Deadpan Snarker quite often, particularly when dealing with Steiner.
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  • Most of the main characters in Red vs. Blue alternate sporadically between snark and ham, and would be better described as this.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
  • Brattus from Mr. Bogus will often shift between being this and a Deadpan Snarker.
  • Urpgor of The Dreamstone is a psychotic egotist with No Indoor Voice. He also takes every opportunity to point out the idiocy of Sgt Blob and his minions. Blob himself has moments of this as a result of being a Drill Sergeant Nasty.
  • Rainbow Dash zig zags between this and a Deadpan Snarker depending on the mood in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Twilight Sparkle is usually strictly the latter, but when riled up enough she can take things to a whole new level.
    Twilight: Now tell me; what exactly have you actually seen Zecora do?
    Rainbow Dash: Well... once a month she comes into Ponyville.
    Twilight: Ooh.
    Rarity: Then, she lurks by the stores.
    Twilight: Oh my.
    Fluttershy: And then... she digs at the ground...
    Twilight: Good gracious!
  • Used as a gag in one episode of The Simpsons. Marge has just reassured Homer that he's made people happy, despite the lack of credit he got for his work;
    Homer: Owww look at me Marge, I'm making people Happy! I'm the magical man, from Happy Land, who lives in a gumdrop house on Lolly Pop Lane!
    *Beat*
    Marge: Dur.
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Master Shake, who yells most of his lines in a grating voice, is played this way sometimes.
  • The Boondocks: Riley Freeman, a wild and defiant kid, is particularly obnoxious and snarky whenever he disagrees with the other characters. In contrast to the milder temperament of his brother Huey.
  • Xiaolin Showdown: Raimundo's an especially loud and snarky contrarian. Some of the time it's because he doesn't think the team's plan will work.
  • Aristotle the prairie dog from Adventures from the Book of Virtues is portrayed this way most of the time.
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Community Feedback Replies: 24
  • May 7, 2013
    McKathlin
    Suggested laconic: Loud and sarcastic.

    Suggested index: Oh Great A Snark Index
  • May 7, 2013
    McKathlin
    Webcomics

    [Belkar's currently classified as a Deadpan Snarker on his character page, but I think he fits better under Obnoxious Snarker, as his sarcasm is more in-your-face than dry.]
  • May 9, 2013
    lexicon
    Deadpan Snarker is a good place to find examples. The Iago example was there until I removed it. 'Obnoxious' is basically the opposite of 'deadpan' so maybe the existence of this will keep the misuse to a minimum.
  • May 9, 2013
    WeAreAllKosh
    Would the guy that yelled "you're a big fat phony" on a couple episodes of Family Guy count? Not sure if it's "snark" per se, but it's obnoxious.
  • May 9, 2013
    Psi001
    • Urpgor of The Dreamstone is a psychotic egotist with No Indoor Voice. He also takes every opportunity to point out the idiocy of Sgt Blob and his minions. Blob himself has moments of this as a result of being a Drill Sergeant Nasty.
    • Rainbow Dash zig zags between this and a Deadpan Snarker depending on the mood in My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic. Twilight Sparkle is usually strictly the latter, but when riled up enough she can take things to a whole new level.
      Twilight: Now tell me; what exactly have you actually seen Zecora do?
      Rainbow Dash: Well... once a month she comes into Ponyville.
      Twilight: Ooh.
      Rarity: Then, she lurks by the stores.
      Twilight: Oh my.
      Fluttershy: And then... she digs at the ground...
      Twilight: Good gracious!
  • May 9, 2013
    lexicon
    That doesn't sound obnoxious. Iago on the other hand does fit well and can use a quote:

    Jafar: Patience Iago, patience. Gazeem was obviously less than worthy. Iago: Oh, there's a big surprise! That's an incredible - I think I'm going to have a heart attack and die of not surprise!
  • May 10, 2013
    Psi001
    Twilight Sparkle isn't usually obnoxious but in that particular instance she was getting exaggeratedly irritable and melodramatic, her acting while those quotes are made elevating it further (by the last one she has a 'derp' face and borders Large Ham territory). Generally whether she's a Deadpan Snarker or this depends on how pompous she is being at the time.

    @We Are All Kosh: Not positive, but Peter himself probably qualifies. In fact nearly any Seth Macfarlene character that isn't subtle enough to be Deadpan Snarker is probably this.
  • May 10, 2013
    Xanderiskander
    Although this character is a Deadpan Snarker on the characters page this fits better as he's not really "deadpan" at all.

    Web Original

  • May 12, 2013
    DracMonster
    The character may end up being a victim of Offing The Mouth.
  • May 14, 2013
    Duncan
    A Kids In The Hall sketch had Dave as a man with a speech impediment that made him always sound like he was being sarcastic. Unfortunately, even trying to explain this made people think he was being obnoxiously sarcastic. (note:I see this is already listed under Cannot Convey Sarcasm).
  • May 16, 2013
    aurora369
    Yes, I think it's a valid trope. Someone should siphon all supposedly deadpan snarkers who aren't deadpan at all.
  • May 16, 2013
    Bisected8
    • Dr. Cox from Scrubs tends to favour this approach to sarcasm when he's reprimanding JD. By contrast, his foil/nemesis Dr. Kelso is much more of a deadpan snarker. This ties into their roles in the series; Cox is correcting people (either because it's his job or to boost his ego), while Kelso simply enjoys mocking them.

    • Used as a gag in one episode of The Simpsons. Marge has just reassured Homer that he's made people happy, despite the lack of credit he got for his work;
      Homer: Owww look at me Marge, I'm making people Happy! I'm the magical man, from Happy Land, who lives in a gumdrop house on Lolly Pop Lane!
      *Beat*
      Marge: Dur.
  • May 16, 2013
    oneuglybunny
    Comic Books
  • May 17, 2013
    SneakySquirrel
  • May 17, 2013
    Koolkev
    Video Games
    • Daxter from Jak And Daxter has has many, many,...many snarky moments.
  • May 22, 2013
    lexicon
    Teasing his rivals and enemies and having many snarky moments don't give indication that they're obnoxious.
  • May 23, 2013
    xanderiskander
    The Deadpan Snarker page has a ton of Zero Context Examples. So it's not easy to tell sometimes if it's this or not, but here's a few I could find.

    Western Animation

    [[AC: Video Games

    Gig from Soul Nomad And The World Eaters would fit a lot better here. He's not deadpan at all. He's actually a really, angry saracastic, and Loud character.

    • Gig who's highly bitter, bored, and snarky, since he was trapped inside the main character's body after being sealed inside an enchanted sword for 200 years. He liberally throws around insults and sarcasm directed at you, your team-mates and the world in general whenever he's annoyed, smug, confrontational, or just plain bored (in other words, all of the time, except when he's offering exposition or being incredibly self-aggrandizing).
  • May 29, 2013
    snowbird
    Most of the main characters in Red vs Blue alternate sporadically between snark and ham, and would be better described as this.
  • June 6, 2013
    74832095614
    Does the prairie dog in Adventures From The Book Of Virtues count?
  • June 8, 2013
    xanderiskander
    Would the Donkey in Shrek count as this? He's not really a Jerkass, but he's a very, very talkative Motor Mouth, and does have some snarky moments. A lot of the time his snarking is either for comedy or because he disagrees with Shrek about making a bad decision.
  • June 10, 2013
    eowynjedi
  • June 12, 2013
    ArcadesSabboth
    Shrek belongs in the Film folder, not Western Animation. It is a movie series, not a TV show.
  • June 13, 2013
    ArcadesSabboth
    Well this has plenty of examples. I think it's a valid trope, too.
  • June 17, 2013
    xanderiskander
    I don't think this needs both a Web Original and and Web Animation folder. Plus since it's under the same namespace TOME could go under web animation.

    Also clarifying the Jak And Daxter example since it's not very descriptive:
    • Daxter from Jak And Daxter has has many, many,...many snarky moments. He's a Non Action Guy (most of the time), with a huge ego. He can't stop running his mouth which makes the other characters think of him as a nuisance. He's pretty capable of taking care of things though if he's given the opportunity, and he's very loyal to his friends.

    I think this should be ready soon. It's got enough examples.

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=hoay44lji9n2jby7du6odzym&trope=ObnoxiousSnarker