Should We Have This One?
The tendency in fiction for a Non-Action Guy
to also be a Deadpan Snarker
. Often, a character who displays this trait is one of the few non-action-oriented characters in a show full of Action Girls
and Big Guys
. One possible explanation for this trope is that sarcasm
is one way to show a character is dissatisfied with their life, and of course no guy could be happy if they aren't MANLY enough.
Another explanation might be that Non Action Guys
tend to be geeks
, and geeks tend to be snarky.