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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': Julius Caesar has been known to be this to Brutus and anyone who fails him.
* Franchise/{{Batman}}:
** [[ServileSnarker Alfred Pennyworth]], in various incarnations of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', constantly makes ironic (but [[GentlemanSnarker highly polite and proper]]) comments on Master Bruce's lifestyle.
--->'''Batman:''' Jim will pull through!\\
'''Alfred:''' Or what, master Bruce? You'll dress up like a giant bat and haunt the night for the rest of your life?
** Whenever Franchise/{{Batman}} (in any incarnation) isn't either moping around in {{Wangst}} or being TheComicallySerious, he's generally the one with a deadpan line. Or, as Jaime Reyes (''ComicBook/BlueBeetle III'') put it, "Batman's actually kind of funny, in a dry, scary way." Typically, Batman needs Superman as a foil if he's going to be funny.
** The Robins (most of them) tend to pick up the slack as far as snark goes.
** In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''/''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' story ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Barbara and Bruce have a quite dry, sarcastic sense of humor:
--->'''Barbara:''' You're ruining my reputation, Mister Wayne.\\
'''Bruce:''' That's the price you pay for my assistance in crime-fighting, Ms. Gordon.\\
'''Barbara:''' Down here, that's Batgirl.\\
'''Bruce:''' As you command, but be good to me, or I'll tell Gotham about this cave hidden under its civic center.\\
'''Barbara:''' Threat noted. Your disappearance scheduled.
* ComicBook/CaptainKlutz, of all people, gets in a good one to a movie star in "Hollywood Whodunit," even though he's supposed to be dumber than dirt:
-->'''Deanna Drano:''' My life is in danger!\\
'''Klutz:''' I saw your last picture and I'm not surprised! I narrow it down to two suspects! [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating Your critics or your audience!]]
* Everyone says lines like that in any book involving {{Deadpool}}.
* ComicBook/DeathsHead, Freelance Peacekeeping Agent.
* Much of the cast of ''ComicBook/DeathVigil'', but extra points to Sam and Marlene.
* Eva Kant from ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' has her moments. Her favourite snark is insisting her husband's death (devoured by a panther) was an accident, as [[spoiler: he was trying to set the panther ''on her'', and Eva didn't mean to set the panther on him]].
* Comicbook/DoctorStrange on occasion. His manservant Wong is pretty good at it too. Same goes to Umar, especially towards her brother, Dormammu.
* Will, Wheeler, and Cocoa from ''ComicStrip/DogsOfCKennel''.
* Flash Forward/Negative Man II of the ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol''. His nickname is an in-joke referencing the fact that there was a "Negative Man" in the original Doom Patrol -- that, and the fact that he's extremely hard to get along with due to his icy personality and seeming inability to say anything nice about anyone.
* A newspaper comic example: When ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' began, Jon Arbuckle was the original snarker (being most notorious during the fall of 1978), with Dr. Liz Wilson taking that role when she was introduced the following year. (Jon at the turn of the eighties was not yet the StrawLoser he is today). Finally, by the mid-1990's the cast had been reduced to Garfield, Jon and Odie (apart from the unseen Ellen and Jon's various blind dates), and the fat cat took the deadpan persona he is today.
** Snoopy from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''.
* ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'', [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Gordon]]'s wit is pretty dry (as per usual). Some examples:
** In chapter #7:
--->'''Nightwing:''' So you know what I do?\\
'''Supergirl:''' No, but I have this sneaky feeling you're gonna tell me.
** In chapter #9:
--->'''Kara:''' Yeah. Okay. This is a murder trap. I'm walking into a murder trap.
* John Constantine the ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' embodies this trope. Not only is he a witty talker, his English accent makes it twice as badass.
* ''ComicBook/{{Etrigan}}'': Jason Blood is also a sassy Brit, but he's more of a GentlemanSnarker than Constantine.
-->'''Jason''': Listen to yourself, man. You're told what anyone with half his wits would regard as a children's tale of macabre fantasy, and you buy into it-- hook, line, and sinker. Presumably because it's told to you by someone with a European accent. Typical American.
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' often uses deadpan. His CatchPhrase "Ah, Crap," is an example, as is his habit of yelling "Boom!" when he punches someone with the Right Hand of Doom.
* Black Bolt from the Creator/MarvelComics ''ComicBook/TheInhumans'' is TheVoiceless; if he were but to whisper, it would unleash a shockwave strong enough to destroy a city. Despite this, he's constantly ''thinking'' such lines. During his time with the Illuminati, fellow member Charles Xavier doubles as a translator. Also, when he wants to declare war, well, he doesn't beat around the bush: he declares "War."\\
The Illuminati miniseries has a very funny part where Black Bolt comments that his wife (who speaks for him) never lets him get in a word edgewise.
* ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'': Psycho-Doughboy and Mr. Fuck tend to slip into this when Nny's planning on killing himself, and Nailbunny does likewise when Nny starts {{angst}}ing. Tess falls into this as well, mostly in reaction to [[TooDumbToLive Kirk]], and Devi becomes one of these [[ComicBook/IFeelSick in her own series]].
* ComicBook/JonahHex has a fine line in acerbic putdowns.
* ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' in that he's shown to be lacking emotion, yet has a ridiculous number of [[BondOneLiner one liners]] for any given situation.
* ''ComicBook/LastManStanding'' has [[TheHero Gabriel]] show shades of this.
* Ragamuffin from ''ComicBook/LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl''. Well, that's because he seems to be the OnlySaneMan in that freaky comic.
* Stephanie from ''ComicBook/LostAtSea'' has some Snarker moments.
* Elaine Belloc from ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'' has occasional moments of deadpan snarking, most notably when she sat at the table with Archangel Michael, Lucifer and Destiny of the Endless debating heatedly. Her comment was: "Another glass of testosterone, anyone?"
* Atticus Pix from ''Ministry''.
* Zodon from the web- and print-comic ''ComicBook/PS238''.
* Matt Fraction's 26 issue run on ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisher Punisher]]'' War Journal gave Frank a sort of dark, subtle sense of humor.
-->'''Punisher''': Nobody gets me. Maybe it's the skull.
* Denny O'Neil and Greg Rucka's versions of ComicBook/TheQuestion, although as Vic Sage he tends to combine this with JerkAss.
** According to [[WordOfGod the Author's Notes,]] this was deliberate in regards to Renee Montoya in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo''. When she's out of the mask she's serious, angtsty and often quite brusque, when she's The Question, she starts to snark and make jokes. Not well, but it shows how she can become someone else.
* Red Hood from ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'', although Arsenal and Starfire do get their shots in.
* John Byrne's character, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rog-2000 Rog-2000]], does this often.
-->Crook: Cheese it! The Coppers!
-->Rog (As crook's knife shatters on his chest): I'm not copper! I'm 100% Stainless steel, see?
* ''ComicStrip/{{Rudi}}'' from the German comic of the same name. His sister also has this somewhat. When Rudi reprimands her for wearing a sexy LittleBlackDress, so all the guys on the street are staring at her:
--> Vicky: "Don't like it? Sorry, but my burqa is being dry-cleaned..."
* Everyone in ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' is this at one point or another, but the most straightforward example is Gert. [[PerkyGoth Nico]] takes on this role as well.
** Xavin and Klara Prast are notable exceptions, with the former usually being TheComicallySerious and the latter often failing to get the joke.
* In ''[[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood Sally Forth (Wood)]]'': two specialists are Wild Bill Yonder and Q. P. Dahl.
* The ComicBook/SavageDragon does this both on and off the job. Sometimes, he takes it far enough that people consider him a JerkAss at times.
* Kim Pine in ''Comicbook/ScottPilgrim''. So much. Stephen Stills and Wallace Wells as well, to a slightly lesser extent.
* This is such a defining characteristic of Lenny from ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'' that when her ability to snark was stolen (along with her sex drive,) she attempted suicide.
* ''ComicBook/SheHulk'' Jennifer Walters. Especially when written by John Byrne and Dan Slott.
* Every character who isn't AxCrazy (or TheVoiceless) in ''ComicBook/SinCity''. And some who are, ie. Marv.
* {{Sonic|TheHedgehog}} is incredibly snarky in his [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog comic series]]. During one battle with the near omnipotent Enerjak, Sonic makes several puns on the name. When Enerjak immobilizes him with chaos energy and asks if he's quite finished with the witty remarks, Sonic makes seven or eight more cracks in rapid succession, before Enerjak hurls him through a wall.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'':
** Spider-Man, to the point of deserving to have the trope named after him. Though really, he spends a lot of time in incredibly-energetic-snarker mode too. At one point, this embodied him so much, a lot of people used to call them "[[FanNickname Spider-zingers]]". His snarkiness is well known even in-universe. In an issue of ''Comicbook/{{Excalibur}}'', the members of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor the Wrecking Crew]] briefly mentioned Spider-Man's name, eliciting a "I hate Spider-Man" from one of the members. The response: "Everyone hates Spider-Man." In the ''ComicBook/SecretWar'' miniseries, Spidey met ComicBook/BlackWidow out of costume and made a quick joke. Widow suddenly realized who she was speaking with.
--->'''Black Widow:''' Oh God, I recognize that voice.
** [[ComicBook/{{NormanOsborn}} The Green Goblin]] is usually able to verbally hold his own with Spider-Man during their battles in the comics and most versions.
** Played with by ComicBook/SpiderMan2099, who's terse and straightforward in costume, but a killer snarker in his civvies.
** ComicBook/SpiderGirl inherited this trait. So did the resident [[TheSnarkKnight Snark Knight]], her "[[CloningBlues cousin]]" [[spoiler: [[LukeYouAreMyFather Darkdevil]]]].
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** Pre-Crisis Kara Zor-El was the nicest and kindest Supergirl's version, but she had little patience for idiots.
*** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} The Daring Adventures of Supergirl Vol 2]]'' #12, while several mooks are shooting at her:
---->'''Supergirl:''' I hate thinking of the fortune in ammunition thugs like you have wasted on me over the years!
*** A short while later, a cop is berating her:
---->'''Lieutenant Peters:''' You wanna play cop, join the department and get yourself a badge! Until then, stay out of my way!\\
'''Supergirl:''' You need a hint as to what you can do with your badge, Peters?
*** In issue #21 she swoops in on a gang of armed robbers:
---->'''Supergirl:''' Going someplace, boys?\\
'''Mook:''' Not! Not Supergirl!\\
'''Supergirl:''' What do you mean "Not Supergirl!"? What other blondes with a cape do you know who can fly?\\
'''Mook:''' (as she grabs him) Yikes!\\
'''Supergirl:''' Oh, now that's a snappy repartee! Remind me jot that one down for future reference!
** In ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'' Linda has this reaction when Comicbook/TheSpectre explains the events of the ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'':
--->'''Linda:''' I thought I was fighting '''Xenon'''! What the hell--? '''Auntie Monitor'''?! Who's her partner, Uncle Screen Saver?
** Post-Crisis Kara often makes sarcastic remarks when she gets angry. In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} Supergirl Vol. 5]]'' #22 she fights a SuperSoldier who claims to be "your tax dollars at work". After defeating him, she grumbles:
--->'''Supergirl:''' Tax dollars at work, my butt!
** Post-Flashpoint Supergirl also has some good deadpan lines. In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}} Supergirl Vol 6]]'' #22, after Cyborg Superman reveals that he needs her flesh to become whole again, Supergirl gives this gem of an answer:
--->'''Supergirl:''' You want to say that again? I couldn't hear you through all the creepiness coming out of your mouth!
** In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' #1, Kara and her foster mother Eliza have a friendly battle of wits:
--->'''Supergirl:''' Eliza, Jeremiah — Do you need help?\\
'''Eliza:''' Not at all! I live to work hours cleaning twenty square feet.\\
'''Supergirl:''' Sarcasm is not unique to Earth, you know.\\
'''Eliza:''' Good. You already speak my language. This adjustment process will be easy.
** In ''Comicbook/SupergirlBeingSuper'' Kara has a dry sense of humor.
--->'''Kara:''' Some things make no sense no matter where you start. Like yearbook photos. Why do we take yearbook photos in September?
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** Believe it or not, GoldenAge Superman did this alot. Back when it was Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster writing, It would hardly be an issue where the Man of Tomorrow didn't throw a one-liner (albeit in a very DEADPAN fashion):
--->'''Criminal''': Let go of my hand!\\
'''Superman:''' Your foot will do just as well.\\
(Promptly flies away holding him by the foot)
** In contrast to Spidey, Clark Kent tends to be quite snarky at the ''Planet'', but drops it as Superman. This is DependingOnTheWriter — in [[{{Film/Superman}} the Movie]], Superman was at ''least'' as snarky as Spider-Man ever was.
** It often depends who he's talking to, as well. When he's "Superman", say in public, or against a villain, no snarking. When he's around somebody that knows the real him (Clark), like Batman, he tends to be more snarky.
** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', he tells a mob boss this:
--->'''Superman:''' I heard you were hiring out-of-town talent, Simeon -— to use in your so-called war against the Skull Organization! But I never thought you'd pay money for thugs so -— stupid!
** In the New 52, he's actually fairly witty or sarcastic with most of his lines, both as Superman and Clark Kent. Like this particular gem, in a spaceship, with a gaping whole blown in the side of it by a giant:
--->Superman: Grifter, take your friend hiding in the rafters--\\
'''???:''' Deathblow.\\
'''Superman:''' Seriously? Never mind, just let me handle this--\\
'''Grifter:''' But the hull is breached!\\
'''Superman:''' You '''think'''...?
* ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'':
** Spider-Man provides a good helping of sarcasm, as usual.
--->'''Crook:''' Yerrrk! It's Spider-Man!\\
'''Spider-Man:''' Not bad, fella. Most crooks get too choked up when they see me, and can't quite say their line. But you — well, fella, I'm proud of you! You came through like a pro!
** Morgan Edge's has a very, very dry sense of humor.
--->'''Morgan:''' Do you always talk in cliches, or is today something special?
* In ''ComicBook/Trinity2008'', ComicBook/LoisLane and ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} provide a healthy dose of sarcasm as per usual.
-->'''Lois:''' SUPERMAN! We need to talk—!\\
'''Alfred:''' Ah, I fear, Ms. Lane, that they are not in a listening mood, at present...\\
'''Supergirl:''' Hnh. And when are they ever? Didn't ask any of us if we wanted to be changed back, did they?
* ComicBook/IronMan, there's a reason why one of his fannicknames is "Tony Snark."
--->'''Iron Man:''' Any particular reason I should fight you?\\
'''Knight:''' I'll skewer you where you stand if you don't -- and bring the house down around your ears to boot.\\
'''Iron Man:''' That's a reason all right.
** His Ultimate Universe version takes the cake:
--->'''Iron Man:''' I've got a feeling something terrible is going to happen and I don't want to be in bed when I hear the bad news.
** This aspect of his personality got turned UpToEleven after Creator/RobertDowneyJr started playing him.
* Most of the characters in the comic book prequel to ''Franchise/{{Star Wars|Expanded Universe}}: ComicBook/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' have their moments, but the absolute king of snark is unquestionably [[LoveableRogue Gryph]]. The title of Prince would probably go to [[TheHero Zayne]].
-->'''Gryph:''' ''(upon being levitated by Zayne)'' I seem to have lost weight.\\
(reading the news report on Zayne's escape:)\\
'''Gryph:''' "... Failed Padawan..." "... Slew classmates..." "Fugitive is armed and..." Umm...\\
'''Zayne:''' Dangerous?\\
'''Gryph:''' No. "Deranged." Well, that certainly sounds like you.
* The bulk of the characters in ''Star Wars: Rebellion volume 2: The Ahakista Gambit'' have one or two smart remarks, but Baco Par, the SnarkyNonHumanSideKick is notable in that he barely has ten lines which ''aren't'' snarky. See the [[Quotes/DeadpanSnarker quotes page.]]
* Terra, from ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', is iconically sarcastic, which hints at her infamous twist. Her [[DeathIsCheap second]] version, and [[LighterAndSofter cartoon]] version, lack this sarcasm.
* ''The Transformers: Dark Cybertron'': Bumblebee is extremely snarky, particularly with Megatron.
-->'''Megatron:''' SHOCKWAVE!
-->'''Bumblebee:''' Farewell element of surprise. It was nice knowing you.
* Atrea from ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' can be very sarcastic. Or rather, she is sarcastic all the time.
-->'''Atrea:''' ''(on seeing Thanos' devestation)'' My father doesn't do subtle.
-->'''Reed:''' Your ''father???'''
-->'''Atrea:''' You didn't notice? We've got the same nose.
* [[ComicBook/WilqSuperbohater Wilq the Superhero]], the main protagonist of a Polish comic series of the same name, is so sarcastic that he was actually called "the most frustrated character of Polish comic books" by the ''Wprost'' magazine.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'': ComicBook/{{Gambit}} (to name just one) is the absolute King of this trope. Every other sentence that comes out of his mouth is a snark. And you can never tell when he means it...
** Suprisingly, ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} is quite snarky when he wants to be as well. In the First Class comic for example:
--> Bobby, is my memory going, or do you have super powers? ([[ItMakesSenseInContext When about to be devoured by a mutated animal of Monster Island]])
** ComicBook/{{Cable}} has his moments too. Such as during the [[BatFamilyCrossover X-Cutioner's Song crossover]], when informing Wolverine and Bishop that he'll need to make adjustments to his space station's teleporter if they want to bodyslide to the moon.
-->'''Wolverine:''' How long will that take?\\
'''Cable:''' If I do it myself, about twenty, twenty-five minutes.\\
'''Wolverine:''' And if we help?\\
'''Cable:''' An hour and a half.
** ComicBook/{{X 23}} has a very subtle and generally black sense of humor, and when she does make a joke it's generally this. With a particular emphasis on the "deadpan".
** Dr. Nemesis has a particularly scathing and sharp tongue, once telling ComicBook/EmmaFrost he would personally destroy every fetishwear store on the planet if she doesn't follow his orders.
** To be honest, it would probably be quicker to name an X-Man who's ''not'' this trope.
* Every single member of the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' displays this to some extent. They beat up about one enemy for every ten lines of snarky dialogue and WittyBanter.
* While he doesn't display it very often (mainly because he doesn't talk much at all), the Punisher has been shown to have a very dark and dry sense of humor sometimes.
** Cop: "Any time you want to finish this, big man, I'm ready. You and me, one on one-" Frank: "I'm not really dating anyone right now."
** In another story, Frank had allowed himself to be arrested and imprisoned in order to get at some incarcerated wiseguys. While he was being led to his cell, the corrupt chief guard pointed out a heavily muscled inmate who was giving Frank a death glare. "See that guy, Castle? He's the toughest con in here and he's the one they're going to send after you." The Punisher promptly breaks loose, overpowers both guards, grabs a baton and uses it to beat the inmate to death before anyone could stop him. Tossing the baton aside, he looked at the chief guard. "Tell them to send the second toughest."
* In any comic book written by Creator/PeterDavid, the majority of the cast will be snarkers.
* Credit goes to Manny Monkton of ''ComicBook/AstroCity,'' a comic book publisher who can deliver zingers even when he's being threatened by a super-villain.
-->'''Glowworm:''' "Do you know what my mother thought when she read that stinking book of yours?!"\\
'''Manny:''' "And, um, how does she feel about you robbing banks—?"
* Kate Kane, the second ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, has shown a very dry sense of humor on occasion.