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->'''Calvin:''' From now on, the world's going to know exactly what I think of it!\\
'''Hobbes:''' 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'') And I've also resolved not to put up with sarcastic tigers.\\
'''Hobbes:''' If I see any, I'll tell them.
-->-- ''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.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the second ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'' series, Sally has a talking cat named Dabdab and he's pretty snarky.
* Both Luna and Artemis from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' are ''masters'' of snark, especially when dealing with their respective less-than-devoted protégés Usagi and Minako.
* 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, that's right!
* Koneko Toujou from ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''. She is a CatGirl, and most of her sarcastic remarks tend to go towards [[LovableSexManiac Issei]] [[ChivalrousPervert Hyodo]], whom she at first disliked, but later warmed up to and ultimately fell in love with.
* Carla from ''Manga/FairyTail''. Happy can also be a smartass, usually toward Lucy, but it's usually not as much snark as giggling mockery.
** Also Lector and Pantherlilly.
* 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 ''Anime/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 ''Anime/GhostStories'' 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]].

[[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 ComicBook/{{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."
* Susan Peardew from ''ComicBook/WildsEnd'' gets the best snark and the best facial expressions.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''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. (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.)
-->'''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 ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'' has more or less settled into this role.

[[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"]].
* The moment the bobcat outlaw Delilah Rangler first appears in ''Fanfic/OldWest'', she shows herself to be habitually sarcastic.
-->'''Delilah''': Surprised you don't know me, honey... and here I thought I was quite infamous. Well, I was until this new Sheriff stole my thunder.
-->'''Beans''': Stole your—?
-->'''Delilah''': Don't worry, sweet-eyes, it went over your head.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': [[PantheraAwesome Rajah]], Princess Jasmine's pet tiger. He's especially snarky to any suitors of Jasmine ([[https://youtu.be/56b5lo6A98g?t=40 Aladdin in particular]], since he's the only one that she liked back), probably out of jealousy.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest An American Tail: Fievel Goes West]]'': Cat R. Waul and Miss Kitty.
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'': Mittens - the character in this page's 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.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'': Has a cat that fits this trope in both the film and the book.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'': Francis and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Bluebeard]].
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'': Diego. He ''is'' voiced by Creator/DenisLeary.
* ''Disney/TheJungleBook'':
** Bagheera the panther is 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?]]
** Shere Khan, who also shows signs of this as TheComicallySerious CorruptCorporateExecutive in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''.
* ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'': Jiji, in the English dub.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
** Master Tigress. [[DownplayedTrope Maybe]]. She's quiet and reserved and bottles up her resentment but is only questionably a snarker.
** Tai Lung shows much more definite shades of this, particularly when meeting Po for the first time.
-->'''Tai Lung''': What are you going to do, big guy? Sit on me?
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': [[BigBad Scar]].
-->'''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.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'': Pangur Ban [[SilentSnarker never speaks]], but her expressions speak volumes.
* The cat in ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'' is very snarky, although he's also very poetic, so it's ok.

[[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.
* Grumpy Cat in ''GrumpyCatsWorstChristmasEver''.

* 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 ''Literature/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/ReservedForTheCat''. 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 ''Literature/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 ''Literature/OctoberDaye'' series. He is usually witty and snarky towards Toby.
* Edgewood Dirk of ''Literature/MagicKingdomOfLandover''.
* Khat ("There is nothing romantic about good spelling.") from ''Literature/{{Midnite}}''.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** [=McGonagall=] from 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 Creator/TanyaHuff's ''Literature/KeepersChronicles'' series.
* The Cat-Wizards from the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' universe have developed an unofficial version of their BadassCreed for when they ''really'' [[SurroundedByIdiots aren't in the mood for the people they have to deal with]].
-->I will meet the terminally clueless today, idiots, and those with hairballs for brains, and those whose ears need a good shredding before you can even get their attention. I do not have to be like them, even though I would dearly love to hit them hard enough to make the empty places in their heads echo ...

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Salem, from ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', mentioned in the Comic Books section.
* Morris The Cat, from the 9 Lives cat food commercials on the past.
* Cat from ''Series/RedDwarf'', especially towards [[ButtMonkey Rimmer]].

* Humphrey the Downing Street Cat, as portrayed in the BBC Radio 4 series ''Radio/PoliticalAnimals'', elaborately takes the piss out of his famous [[UsefulNotes/JohnMajor human]] [[UsefulNotes/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.

* Moppet and Poppet in the opera ''Myth/PaulBunyan'' are snarkers in a philosophical way, quoting ''Theatre/PeerGynt''.

[[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 ''VideoGame/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.
* Carol from ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' is pretty snarky.
-->''Carol:'' Well this stinks, how are we going to get more money?
-->''Lilac:'' We'll think of something. What I want to know is why Spade's working for Mayor Zao.
-->''Carol:'' Mm, buttloads of cash.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', 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]]).

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Krosp in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. Also a SnarkyNonHumanSidekick.
* Charlene and Leonard in ''Webcomic/{{Horndog}}''.
* Grape Jelly Sandwich, and to a lesser extent Maxwell in ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}''.
* Spark of ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' mostly prefers to make lame puns.
* Vanex from ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}''.
* Percy the cat from ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' is quite snarky too. Naturally, she's paired with an idiotic dog.

[[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 WebOriginal/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."]]
* [[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.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Salem (again!), this time from ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''.
* Garfield ([[RunningGag again!]]), in ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' -- Lorenzo Music's deadpan delivery is what sells it.
* Shere Khan ([[RuleOfThree again!]]), in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', this time as a [[TheComicallySerious serious]], [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatic]], [[CorruptCorporateExecutive ruthless businesscat]].
* Cat from ''WesternAnimation/LittleBear''.
* Azrael in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', though he snarks in meows and may not even ''be'' snarking.
* Socrates from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues''.
* Fluffy Lopart from ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny'' is a [[SilentSnarker non-talking example]].
* Another non-talking example would be Opalescence 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. Also 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?"
** The only thing is, she is only like this when Fluttershy isn't around. When Fluttershy ''is'' around, Opal becomes a perfect little cat.
* Sebastian from ''ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycats'' is yet another non-talking example. His suppressed chuckling at Alexandra's misfortunes is quite frequent.
* Rita of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.
* Custard from the 2003 ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' version
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''[='=]s pet snail, Gary, who is analogous to a cat.
* Dodsworth was a very short-lived [[WesterAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros.]] character, appearing in only two shorts. He was a lazy, obese cat with Sheldon Leonard furnishing his snarks. As he allows an army of mice to steal food past him: "One 'o these days, I'm gonna have to get a mousetrap."
* Hanna-Barbera's WesternAnimation/TopCat
* Proud Heart Cat from WesternAnimation/CareBears at least in the Creator/{{Nelvana}} series
* Aurelia from ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome''.
* Gumball Watterson from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' from season two onwards.