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->'''Calvin:''' From now on, the world's going to know exactly what I think of it!\\
'''Hobbes:''' [[SarcasmMode Yes, you've certainly been the model of self-restraint and understatement up until now.]]\\
'''Calvin:''' Well, no more. ''({{beat}}, as he turns to glare at Hobbes)'' [[LateToThePunchline And I've also resolved not to put up with]] [[LampshadeHanging sarcastic tigers]].\\
'''Hobbes:''' If I see any, I'll tell 'em.
-->-- ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''

Many traits associated with cats, including [[CatsAreSuperior cleverness]] and [[CatsAreMean contemptuousness]] (among others), tend also to be associated with {{Deadpan Snarker}}s -- coming mainly from the association with cats as being aloof, unaffected, coming off as superior, and being associated with sense and grace. As such, it only makes sense that some works would have some cats be among their most sarcastic characters, whether as verbally-sarcastic [[TalkingAnimal talking cats]] or as {{Silent Snarker}}s. This could sometimes involve a cat as a SnarkyNonHumanSidekick.

Note that this trope isn't JUST about domestic cats, or even about cats that look like domestic cats either. It could apply to [[PantheraAwesome bigger cats]] as well.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Both Luna and Artemis from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' are ''masters'' of snark, especially when dealing with their respective less-than-devoted proteges.
* Yoruichi from ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' is quite sarcastic in her cat form... and her human form. Let's just call her a DeadpanSnarker in general.
* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'': Meowth, of course.
* Carla from ''Manga/FairyTail''. Happy certainly also had his moments at the start of the series, but nowadays seems to have more or less degraded to a CuteKitten.
* While the title character from ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' is an IdealHero, he occasionally says a snarky line when he's talking with his enemies.
-->'''Bella Dona:''' Now tell me, Kimba: What happened to that turtle?! If you don't tell me where that turtle is, I'm going to... I'm going to...\\
'''Kimba''': You're going to be punished by [[BadBoss Tonga]] for letting him escape? ''(smiles)''
* Toyed with in the "Nekotalia" strips of ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''. There are all kinds of cats there, but the only one who really fits in is Tama a.k.a. Japaneko... and that's when he's not [[SeriousBusiness ranting about tuna.]]
* Mao from ''DarkerThanBlack''. Mostly because he misses being human.
* A lot of the cats in ''Manga/CatParadise'' are like this, including the main character's cat, Kansuke. [[MegaNeko Kaen]] is just plain [[CatsAreMean mean]], though.
* ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'': Nadia's cat, Octavian.
* Amanojaku from ''{{Ghost Stories}}'' is the snarkiest character on the show.
* Sakamoto of ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' displays traits of this after the professor makes him a scarf [[SpeaksFluentAnimal that allows him to talk]].
* Meow of ''Anime/SpaceDandy'', though he constantly reminds Dandy he is NOT a cat, but a [[InsistentTerminology Beetlejucian]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Salem from ''Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' in several adaptations. It should be noted that in those adaptions, Salem was originally a warlock who tried to take over the world and was turned into a cat as punishment. In the original comic, he was just Sabrina's pet cat who [[DependingOnTheWriter occasionally]] had magical powers.
* Hairball from ''[[ComicBook/PetAvengers Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers]]''.
* John {{Blacksad}}, in tandem with his FilmNoir PrivateDetective persona.
* Katten Jansson ('Katten' means '[[ADogNamedDog The Cat]]') from the Swedish comic ComicBook/{{Bamse}} is a small black-and-white cat (and one of few non-anthro animals in the series) whose best friend is an equally-snarky mouse. They switch between snarking at each other and teaming up to snark at the world in general.
* Rusty Duncan from ''ComicBook/SunnyvilleStories'' is always ready to [[DeadpanSnarker make jokes and witty replies]].
* The cat from ''ComicBook/TheRabbisCat'' is an atheist and mocks the Rabbi for believing in anachronistic unscientific and allegorical stories as literal truth and yet wants to convert to Judaism and have a Bar Mitzvah in order to be able to associate with the rabbi's daughter. He also convinces the Rabbi's master who takes the religion more seriously still that he is god, and has come as a test, that obviously he isn't a cat because cats can't talk. Then when the man is kneeling and weeping, he says 'no, I was just messing with you, I'm just a talking cat'.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[Manga/DeathNote Light's]] {{Familiar}} [[spoiler: Cleo]] from ''Fanfic/NoHoper'':
-->'''Light:''' You know what? I'm going to name you.
-->'''[[spoiler: Cleo]]:''' 'Name me'? What do I need a name for? I am the best, how can anyone not know who I am? And you, what do you need a name for? You are so recognisable, you are unforgettable!
-->'''Light:''' And what's that supposed to mean?
-->'''[[spoiler: Cleo]]:''' Nothing. I just think names are stupid. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny All you need to know is that you are a can-opener,]] and I am [[AGodAmI the Great-I-Am!]]
-->'''Light:''' Well, you deserve a name, you know, [[HypocriticalHumor one that doesn't invoke cries of 'blasphemy']].

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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Jiji, from ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService''.
* Scar from ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
-->'''Simba:''' I'm gonna be king of Pride Rock!\\
'''Scar:''' Oh goody.\\
'''Simba:''' My dad just showed me the whole kingdom! And I'm gonna rule it all!\\
'''Scar:''' Yes. Well, forgive me for not leaping for joy, bad back you know.\\
'''Simba:''' Hey uncle Scar! When I'm king, what'll that make you?\\
'''Scar:''' A monkey's uncle.
* Mittens, from ''{{Disney/Bolt}}'', is the character in the page image.
-->'''Bolt:''' I will [[MakeMeWannaShout Super-Bark]] you out of that tree!\\
'''Mittens:''' Go nuts. Let's see how that works out for ya.\\
''(Bolt normal-barks)''\\
'''Mittens:''' Oh, the super-bark. [[SarcasmMode Scary, scary.]]
* ''Disney/TheJungleBook''
** Bagheera the panther is also a big-time snarker.
-->'''Baloo:''' Oh, stop worrying, Baggy, stop worrying, I'll take care of him!\\
'''Bagheera:''' [[SarcasmMode Yes, like you did when the monkeys kidnapped him, did you?]]
** As is Shere Khan
* The cat from ''{{WesternAnimation/Coraline}}'' fits this trope in both the film and the book.
* Diego from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''.
** He ''is'' voiced by Creator/DenisLeary.
* Cat R. Waul and Miss Kitty from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West''
* Pangur Ban from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' [[SilentSnarker never speaks]], but her expressions speak volumes.
* Francis and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Bluebeard]] in ''{{Felidae}}''.
* Master Tigress from WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda. Maybe. She's quiet and reserved and bottles up her resentment but is only questionably a snarker.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* [[MeaningfulName Sassy]] from ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney''.
* Binks from ''Film/HocusPocus'' has moments of this.
* Cosmic Creeper, Ms. Price's familiar in ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', is a SilentSnarker. Especially in the scene where she's learning to fly.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Maurice, from ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents''.
* Mogget from the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' trilogy. Although he's actually a spirit bound into a cat form. The author may have [[InvokedTrope chosen that form for him because of the trope]].
* The cat in ''{{Literature/Coraline}}''.
* Morwen's cats, from the ''EnchantedForestChronicles'', are practically an entire ''brigade'' of snarker cats. Morwen even notes that it's a good thing witches can only hear their own cats' comments.
* The stray kitchen cat from ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn''.
* Thomas the cat in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Reserved for the Cat]]''. He's a victim of an InvoluntaryTransformation, but there seems to be a certain psychological MorphicResonance.
* Quite a few characters from ''Literature/WarriorCats''.
* The cat that lives with Nathan Ridgeway from ''Old Nathan''.
* Tualha from the ''YoungWizards'' series. Right up to and including [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu snarking in the Lone Power's face.]]
* The ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' has Faithful in the ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'' quartet. He was just as snarky to Beka in ''Literature/ProvostsDog''.
* Tybalt, who is often referred to "King of Cats", in the ''OctoberDaye'' series. He is usually witty and snarky towards Toby.
* Edgewood Dirk of ''{{Landover}}''.
* Khat ("There is nothing romantic about good spelling.") from ''{{Midnite}}''.
* [=McGonagall=] from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is pretty snarky when she's speaking to people she doesn't like. Her animagus form is a cat.
** Hermione's pet cat, Crookshanks, counts as well.
* Austin from TanyaHuff's ''Literature/KeepersChronicles'' series
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Salem, from ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', mentioned in the Comic Books section.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''{{ComicStrip/Garfield}},'' of course.
-->'''Jon:''' "You know Garfield, I get the feeling you're a cat with a little cynic in you."
-->'''Garfield:''' "That's not true! I'm a cynic with a little cat around me."
* Hobbes the imaginary and[=/=]or covertly-real (depending on how you interpret him) tiger from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' is arguably the most frequent DeadpanSnarker in the series.[[note]]Interestingly enough, author Bill Watterson claimed his pet cat partly inspired the portrayal of Hobbes, but he didn't specify whether or not this included the snarky personality.[[/note]]
-->'''Calvin:''' "Live for the moment" is my motto. You never know how long you've got! You could step into the road tomorrow, and ''wham'', you get hit by a cement truck! Then you'd be sorry you put off your pleasures! That's why I say "live for the moment." What's ''your'' motto?\\
'''Hobbes:''' "[[AnalogyBackfire Look down the road.]]"
* Bucky from ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' who, like Garfield, has a sidekick who exemplifies Dogs are Dumb.
* Palmtop in ''SafeHavens'' has more or less settled into this role.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* Humphrey the Downing Street Cat, as portrayed in the BBC Radio 4 series ''Radio/PoliticalAnimals,'' elaborately takes the piss out of his famous [[Main/JohnMajor human]] [[Main/TonyBlair owners]].
* The title character of 1996 science fiction comedy series ''Radio/SeymourTheFractalCat'' is pretty snarky, though he could have picked it up from any of the show's other major snarkers: his two previous owners and the computer that granted him sentience.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Moppet and Poppet in the opera ''Paul Bunyan'' are snarkers in a philosophical way, quoting ''Theatre/PeerGynt''.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[spoiler: Sissel]] from ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' is certainly a snarker, though [[spoiler: even he doesn't find out he's a cat until the very end of the game.]]
* Sulpher, from ''ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'', isn't the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Mana of]] [[DeadpanSnarker Snark]], but only because [[spoiler:he's actually an ordinary house cat.]]
* The Cheshire Cat from ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'' personifies the snarkishness, although "Snark" in that game has a quite different meaning.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Krosp in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. Also a SnarkyNonHumanSidekick.
* Charlene and Leonard in ''{{Horndog}}''.
* Grape Jelly Sandwich, and to a lesser extent Maxwell in ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}''.
* Spark of ''DominicDeegan'' mostly prefers to make lame puns.
* Vanex from ''{{Webcomic/Zoophobia}}''.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Sylvester, from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFMQEdWU6NQ this]] Website/YouTube video.
* This is a [[http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/1dc/118/1dc118f3-ba9c-43fd-975b-37d5d5d11b98 frequent]] [[http://m-27.com/wp-content/lol/funny-pictures-sarcastic-symphony-cat.jpg theme]] with LOLCats.
* [[http://www.grumpycats.com/ Tard the Grumpy Cat]], source of [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/grumpy-cat/photos many a sarcastic]] ImageMacro. Even better, she just naturally looks that way all the time in RealLife.
-->[[MemeticMutation "I had fun once. It was awful."]]
* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[spoiler:Blake]] is a cat-type [[LittleBitBeastly faunus]], and fittingly she's the team-member who's most often letting loose with a snarky remark (usually at [[RichBitch Weiss]]).
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKffm2uI4dk Sad Cat Diary]] has cats writing entries into their diaries of things they consider tragic, with such entries stating how their food is a little less full, how the authorities wouldn't open the door to the garden, or how the authorities had removed the black pants.
** Contrasted with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw1C5T-fH2Y Sad Dog Diary]],which has entries that call the dogs' owners "Dearest Human" and lament that they don't know if "Dearest Human" cleans their genitals or knows how to poop. Also, while they trust their cat friends, the [[CatsAreMean cats are assholes]] to the dogs.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Salem (again!), this time from ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''.
* Garfield (again!) -- but Lorenzo Music's deadpan delivery is what sells it.
* Cat from ''LittleBear''.
* Azrael in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', though he snarks in meows.
* Socrates from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues''.
* Fluffy Lopart from ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny'' is a [[SilentSnarker non-talking example]].
* Another non-talking example would be Opal from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.'' The timing of her meows and [[SilentSnarker facial expressions]] combined give off this trope's feel. This applies especially well to ''Sweet And Elite,'' where Rarity keeps talking to Opal about various things and Opal almost constantly responds in a SilentSnarker type way.
** Don't forget the time that Sweetie Belle wonders aloud if she could be good with animals. Opal slices off part of her mane with AudibleSharpness and smirks as if to say "Lol, U mad?"
* Rita of ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}''.
* Custard from the 2003 ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' version
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''[='=]s pet snail, Gary, who is analogous to a cat.
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