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A character who is never seen without his cigar. This is Almost AlwaysMale, except in Cuba, so most of the examples are of male characters. Though, female examples are getting a bit more common in recent years. Tends to denote that the character is a tough, aggressive, take-no-nonsense type. Because good cigars are an expensive habit, they also carry a connotation of wealth, power and high status. Plus, having to prevent the cigar from falling out when talking makes them always speak with a sneer. Characters such as DaChief, SergeantRock and your local CorruptCorporateExecutive often chomp on cigars, as will anyone in a SmokyGentlemensClub who hasn't got [[DistinguishedGentlemansPipe a pipe]].

It's okay for heroes to smoke cigars seemingly because of the expense. No matter how cool the smoking of cigars is made to look, it's not a habit as easily and cheaply picked up as cigarette smoking, so it's more acceptable to show a hero smoking the occasional victory cigar.

Related to SmokingIsCool and GoodSmokingEvilSmoking.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The title character of ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra''.
* "Sir" Integra Manga/{{Hellsing}} is a female example, though technically she smokes cigarillos.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Smoker from is usually seen with ''multiple'' cigars (his powers are based on smoke)...[[{{Bowdlerized}} unless it's]] [[DubInducedPlotHole the]] [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4kids dub]].
** Sir Crocodile, Shilew of the Rain and "Golden Lion" Shiki also smoke cigars. Also, all three are evil. (Indeed, in the series overall, [[GoodSmokingEvilSmoking good guys smoke cigarettes, while bad guys prefer cigars]]. The exception so far being [[HeroAntagonist Smoker above]].)
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'''s Faye Valentine occasionally enjoys a cigar.
* [[TheMafiya Balalaika]] in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is an another female example.
* ''Anime/LupinIIIEpisode0FirstContact'' has a one-time character named Galvez, a New York mafia boss whose treasure has been targeted by Lupin.
* Zapp Renfro of ''Anime/BloodBlockadeBattlefront'' is rarely seen without one in his teeth.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Robot'' example - [[BadassGrandpa Kup]] is portrayed as this in [[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW IDW's Transformers comics]], starting in ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron All Hail Megatron]]''. It's apparently called a "cy-gar". Its also ''medicinal,'' as it contains radiation that prevents him hallucinating zombies and turning into a panicked berserker. In short, he 'smokes' to stay sane. This was also done to turn him into a robotic {{Expy}} of SergeantRock.
* ComicBook/SpiderMan's J. Jonah Jameson.
* ComicBook/NickFury (before Creator/JoeQuesada decreed that no Marvel characters were permitted to smoke).
* In her first appearance in the Avengers, She-Hulk appeared in fashionable attire but smoking a corona; she's chic but badass!
* [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Ben Grimm]], for the first thirty years or so.
* Lenny Balinger, the foreman for ComicBook/DamageControl in the MarvelUniverse.
* The Comedian in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} until the mid 90s or so. When he temporarily lost his HealingFactor, the first cigar he lit up without it was enough to convince him it was time to quit that particular habit.
* Perry White in ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' ... sometimes. (In one story he gave up after a lung cancer scare. That seems to be getting ignored now.)
* Detective Casey in ''MickeyMouse'' comics subverts. He ''thinks'' he's tough and respected by both colleagues and crooks....
%%* SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}.
* ComicBook/JonahHex, as befits he status as a badass BountyHunter.
* Julius Furst, BFG-toting BadassNormal of ''ComicBook/AstroCity''.
* Sam Hagen, Ryder's boss from the old ''ComicBook/TheCreeper'' comics.
* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} is fond of cigars.
* Professor Venture of the ''ComicBook/AtariForce'' second series is a female example. Captain Hunter is a straight male example.
* In ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', Mervyn usually lights up a cigarette on the job (as part of his blue collar image), but in ''The Kindly Ones'' he breaks out a stogie to go along with his army uniform and drill sergeant schtick. He produces one again in ''The Wake'', presumably in recognition of the formality of the occasion and his evening wear.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks illustrated his role in ''ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie'' as THE wealthiest man in the strips with his tux, his diamond stickpin and his ever present cigars.
* ComicStrip/DickTracy's tech provider, Diet Smith, is rarely seen without cigar in mouth.
* Steve Roper's friend Mike Nomad occasionally enjoys one.
* Conrad, the self proclaimed frog prince, is a cigar connoisseur.
* Flip from ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo''.
* Sgt. Snorkle in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', although he stopped around the mid-80's as readers became more health-conscious.
* Mr. O'Malley from ''ComicStrip/{{Barnaby}}''.
* Albert Alligator from ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}''.
* Crabby news editor (and anthropomorphic bird) P. Martin Shoemaker aka Shoe.
* Broom Hilda was one of these initially, but like ''Beetle Bailey'' above, this was eventually phased out due to concerns about promoting smoking to young readers.

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* Muffet is one in the Undertale fanfic Fanfic/MuffetTheMom. Her cigar is huge, purple, and made of spiders and webbing.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Warren T. Rat, the villain from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''.
* Carface from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The Man With No Name from ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'' and ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''. Creator/ClintEastwood, a method actor, has publicly said that he ''hated'' the smell of the things. Eastwood's ClintSquint was allegedly a result of his allergy to horses, but one imagines the cigars didn't help.
* ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'': Charlie Halloran (played by William Frawley, Fred of ''Series/ILoveLucy'') as the Judge's campaign manager. He even chomps on it in court, although it's not lit.
* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' loves his cigars, and so does his boss. In fact, it's the one thing they have in common.
* GeneralRipper from ''Film/DoctorStrangelove'' is a parodically Freudian example.
* The Mayor in ''Film/SuckerPunch''.
* Tough and capable Sgt. Dede Rake in ''Starship Troopers 2'' (played by Brenda Strong) is overjoyed to find a container of cigars in a way station's food supplies. She wastes no time in lighting one up and hoards the rest.
* Baby Herman in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (when he's off the set and shows his real personality, that is).
* Sgt. Apone in ''Film/{{Aliens}}''; in a nice nod to realism, he never actually lights the thing, because he's on board a spaceship.
* Joe Patrone in the ''Film/{{Airport}}'' series of films.
* Mr. Hyde in ''Film/VanHelsing'' takes it literally prior to fighting Van Helsing when he actually ''eats'' his cigar.
* Hound in ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction''. It's actually a bullet, but the effect is there.
* Parodied in ''Film/TopSecret''. Badass French resistance member Chocolate Mousse is introduced with a cigar in his mouth... which he then ''eats''.
* Ojo in ''Film/TheCrimsonPirate'', to the point where he even has it when he's supposed to be disguised as a nobleman and then a flower girl (since the rest of the movie runs on RuleOfFunny, it doesn't matter too much).
* In his [[Film/LiveAndLetDie first]] [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun two]] films, Creator/RogerMoore's incarnation of Film/JamesBond distinguished himself from Creator/SeanConnery's Bond by smoking cigars, whereas Connery's Bond would smoke cigarettes.
* Captain Steven Hiller in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. As a tradition for his squadron, he flies with a cigar in his pocket so that he can light up after a successful mission. David's father, Julius, is also shown smoking cigars throughout the film.
* Samant is seen with a cigar in his mouth throughout ''Film/{{Deewaar}}''.
* In ''Film/TheTournament'', AxeCrazy ProfessionalKiller Miles Slade completes his image as a boorish American by smoking huge cigars. Joshua later exploits his habit by using a BoozeFlamethrower to turn him into a ManOnFire.
* In ''Film/BankShot'', the pugnacious 'Bulldog' Streiger (the InspectorJavert of the film) has a cigar clenched in his teeth for most of the movie.

* LEP Commander Julius Root of ''Literature/ArtemisFowl''.
* ''Literature/PeterPan'': Captain James Hook enjoys cigars to excess, smoking two at once in a special holder.
* Inspector Cramer in the ''Literature/NeroWolfe'' novels, who almost never actually lights his cigar, just gnaws on it. He does, however, smoke a [[DistinguishedGentlemansPipe pipe]] in his first appearance in ''The League of Frightened Men''.
* Commander Vimes in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', [[AddictionDisplacement after]] he quits [[TheAlcoholic drinking]].
* Invoked by [[InsistentTerminology Citizen Rear Admiral]] Lester Tourville in ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington Honor Among Enemies]]''. He smokes cigars as part of a general strategy of looking like a [[FearlessFool hard-charging cowboy]] and less like the sort of responsible officer who tends to get promoted to a high enough position in the Peoples' Navy to either be seen as a potential threat to the Committee Of Public Safety or to warrant their preferred punishment for Citizen Admirals who [[YouHaveFailedMe have failed in important missions.]]
* Invoked in ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice''. Baz apparently once served under a tough, cigar-smoking engineering officer. Miles successfully gets him to intimidate the Oseran engineers by giving him a cigar as a prop.
* The goblin leader in ''[[Creator/SimonRGreen Blue Moon Rising]]'' is a classic Cigar Chomper.
* Sgt. Veelie, Inspector Queen's offsider in the ''Creator/ElleryQueen'' novels. Especially apparent in the [[Series/ElleryQueen 1970s TV series]] where Veelie (played by Tom Reese) is almost never seen without a cigar in his mouth.
* Uncle Cyrus from ''Literature/{{Anthill}}'' has had numerous cigars.
* Texas John Slaughter from the novels of Creator/JTEdson usually has an unlit cigar clenched in his teeth.
* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'', at least in the earlier novels. In ''The Happy Return'', he is almost unable to hide his joy when El Supremo offers to supply him with several ''hundred'' cigars, rolled in his "domain" in Nicaragua from Havana tobacco, and reflects to himself that the last cigar he had was a rather mild Virginian in the West Indies. In ''The Commodore'', Lady Barbara, now his wife, gives him several boxes of Jamaican cigars for his mission in the Baltic, which he smokes after most breakfasts, and mentions how he loathes to toss the butts overboard when he's done.
* In ''Literature/RallyRoundTheFlagBoys'', Oscar Hoffa smokes furiously on Upmann Monarch cigars.
* Judge Taylor from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' was known around town for absent-mindedly chewing on an unlit cigar during trials. Scout and Jem would often go to court with Atticus simply to watch the cigar get smaller and smaller until Judge Taylor would dramatically regurgitate the cigar and loudly spit it into a nearby spittoon.
* Ex-USMC infantry officer Captain John Rumford is this in military thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}''. He even goes so far as to go out of his way to deliberately emphasize it, as a show to the well-meaning but annoying anti-smoking advocates who long since wore out his patience that [[JerkAss he doesn't give a damn what they think]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Hannibal from ''Series/TheATeam'', as seen in the page picture, is rarely without a cigar clutched between his teeth. Most episodes have him shooting off his {{catchphrase}} before dramatically taking a puff of his cigar.
%%* Bunk Moreland from ''Series/TheWire''.
%%* Al from ''Series/QuantumLeap''.
* Starbuck from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' loves this trope - the Starbuck from the [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 reimagined series]] is one of the rare female examples. Many of the pilots are shown smoking cigars in celebration of missions, which is common among present day pilots as well.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': Harmon Rabb occasionally smoked cigars, until third season episode "The Return of Jimmy Blackhorse" when he had decided to quit. Many minor characters; particularly senior military officers, intelligence officers and businessmen; are often seen chomping cigars. In review panning the series in its first season, TV Guide even characterized it as:
-->''... macho swaggering, muscle-flexing, cigar-chomping military men who canít stop whining about having to share their Navy with sailors in skirts.''
** The first season episode "Desert Son" features one such cigar chomper, Captain Reed, an abrasive artillery officer who climbed through the ranks starting as an enlistedman, and who entirely fails to get along with Lieutenant Rabb, while [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold privately giving support and career advice to a young lieutenant under his command.]] Bonus points for [[LetsGetDangerous lighting up his cigar]] just before ordering his artillery battery to fire.
* Jake Cutter from ''Series/TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'' tends to smoke a cigarillo fairly often. Judging that this theme runs through Quantum Leap, Battlestar, JAG, and this show as well; Creator/DonaldPBellisario seems to be a fan of this trope.
* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'', though having a timid, [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscatingly stupid]] thing going on, is never seen without a smelly cigar in his mouth.
* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': Boss Hogg, the main antagonist.
* ''Series/TheBurnsAndAllenShow'': George Burns, who for most of his adult life was a cigar smoker.
* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' (and continuing through ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace''): Archie Bunker, the main protagonist.
* Gomez in ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''
* Sgt. Randelman, from [[Series.BandOfBrothers Band of Brothers]], is shown with a cigar throughout the series, most notably in ''Replacements''.
* Toby Ziegler of ''Series/TheWestWing'' occasionally smokes one, although it's not allowed inside the building itself.
* Colonel Potter of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' smoked 5 cigars for 45 years and "[[BlatantLies never got the habbit.]]"
** Klinger was also a regular cigar smoker.
* Professor Jirafales from ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' was very often smoking cigars. He could be seen smoking even when he was at school teaching the children, but, as the series is from the late 70's and early 80's, [[ValuesDissonance that was normal by the time]].

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The Acolytes were frequently shown in their office drinking beer and smoking cigars.
* Dick the Bruiser
* The Crusher
* "Luscious" Johnny Valiant. As a manager, he helped Wrestling/GregValentine and Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake win the WWF tag team titles by rubbing his cigar in Wrestling/BarryWindham's face.
* A rare female example was [[Wrestling/TerriRunnels Marlena]], who would sit there puffing on a cigar while Wrestling/{{Goldust}} was in the ring in the 1990's.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** Orks use them, especially Burna Boyz, the flamethrower-equipped pyromaniacs. There's even one head in the standard kit for a Burna Boy who's cut a hole in his faceplate so he can raise and lower it without needing to take out his cigar.
** SpacePirate Kaptin Badrukk is notable for having to retreat when badly wounded and out of cigars.
** Lord Castellan Creed of Cadia and Col. Schaeffer of the Last Chancers are two of the few human characters who's known for their love of cigars, to the point that their models include them.
** In the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novels, Colonel Corbec favors cigars over the lho sticks[[note]]sort of like a narcotic cigarette[[/note]] used by many other troopers.
* A rare HumongousMecha example from ''TabletopGame/BattleTech:'' the [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Hauptmann Hauptmann]] 'Mech has a laser mounted in its head. This is a particularly UnusualWeaponMounting, as the laser is set low in the 'Mech's 'face,' giving it the appearance of a scowling, wide-shouldered thug gnawing on a cigar. For bonus points, the mouth is the laser's traverse slot--this means that the Hauptmann can roll its cigar back and forth in a stereotypically brutish fashion.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* VideoGame/DukeNukem.
* One of the official artists for ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has done a series of unofficial genderbends of the main characters. Her design of Lady Heavy frequently has a cigar, a rare female example of this trope.
** Canonically, the Soldier has a cigar as a cosmetic item, and is seen with one in the Mann vs. Machine trailer.
* In ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft|I}}'', the [[KillItWithFire Firebats]] can always be seen smoking a cigar inside their armor.
** Tychus from ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'' has a few notable moments with cigars, although it's not ''constant''. The still image of him used in all the promotional materials features one. His hero unit in the "Belly of the Beast" mission has a flare coming from his helmet, indicating that he is smoking on that mission.
** Raynor and Matt Horner get an entire cutscene devoted to Raynor selecting, sniffing and lighting a cigar.
** Continuing the theme, Mengsk has a big ol' cigar in the final cutscene of HeartOfTheSwarm. But as he goes to light it, [[spoiler:it turns out the lighter is the control mechanism for the Xel'Naga artifact.]]
* The ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' games give us Muggshot from [[VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus the first game]] and El Jeffe from [[VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime the fourth]], who both are seen with a stogie locked in their jaws in their debut appearances.
* Pyro from ''VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}'' has a cigar as part of his character portrait and is thus never seen without it. He's more of a CorruptCorporateExecutive, however.
* [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Naked Snake]], aka [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Big Boss]] from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' smokes cigars. He's so badass, he can use them to burn off leeches off of his body without worrying about getting an infection.
** [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong]] from ''Videogame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' feels the need to light up a good ol' cigar right after delivering a stomping Raiden wouldn't forget any time soon, and [[spoiler:outlining his ideals in a speech that, batshit insanity aside, was actually an engaging one for politician standards]].
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': one sight gag in Omega is an [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Elcor elcor]] merchant who constantly smokes a cigar, somehow.
* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'': Bill is an interesting case, being a ''cigarette'' chomper. He doesn't really smoke it, despite its constantly being lit, just kind of of keeps it there all day. It even stays lit after he dies. [[spoiler:The only time it's unlit in-game is after he's been KilledOffForReal.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Sgt. Major Avery Junior Johnson. The tough-as-nails smartass Johnson is hardly ever seen without his cigar.
* Peacock from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}''. Notable in that Peacock is a ''[[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior 13 year old girl]]''.
* Jinx from ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander''.
* In the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' intro cinematic, an ork Burna Boy is seen with a huge cigar.
** Ork meks in the sequel use a giant screw, but the effect is the same, down to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS_eVbE_kTg#t=19s switch-to-other-side-of-mouth gesture.]]
* ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'' features a type of GiantEnemyCrab that uses its cigar to light the fuse on its ArmCannon.
* In ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', Conker himself is sporting a cigar as he goes against [[BearsAreBadNews the Tediz]] during the war campaign. The Xbox remake even has him doing this on the front cover.
* [[BigBad Taiga]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Gigayama]] in ''VideoGame/ArmedPoliceBatrider''.
* Michael Barrick from ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' is constantly seen with a cigar in his first chronological appearance in the "RAAM's Shadow" DownloadableContent for the third game. However, his first ''actual'' appearance was in the [[CanonImmigrant comic book]], set sometime between the first and second games (approx. 14 years after "RAAM's Shadow"), where he chain-smokes flimsy homemade cigarettes because there likely aren't any cigars left in the world.
* Victor Sullivan from ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}''.
* In ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'', one of Teruzuki's Chou-10cm-Hou-chan has a bullet clenched in its teeth in a manner that looks very much like it's chomping a cigar.
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', the champion Graves is known for chomping his cigar in his splash art, while he's known as a tough, daring, closer-than-normal ranged marksman. All of the sudden, Riot suddenly removed the cigar to not offend some certain group of people. Thus a meme was born: "[X] can happen, but Graves can't have his cigar."
** This also happened to Tychus (see above) when he was added to ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'', with similar memetic results. However, in Tychus' case, it's subverted. [[StopPokingMe Click him enough]] and it implies that he still smokes his cigar, and even gets [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments a hilarious quote when said cigar fell off and got inside his Marine suit...]]
* "Smilin'" Jack from ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' smokes cigars. Considering the act of lighting a fire in [[OurVampiresAreDifferent most Kindred's faces]] causes [[UnstoppableRage/TabletopGames Rötschreck]], this just indicates how badass he is.
* In a divergence from the comics, the Penguin from both ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' and ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' has shown a preference over cigars than the traditional cigarette.
* Played with in ''VideoGame/FullThrottle'': The quintessential BadassBiker Ben is introduced chomping on a cigar--which he throws away before the intro cutscene is over and is never seen smoking for the rest of the game.
* [[HuskyRusskie Antonov]], the [[Fiction500 insanely wealthy]] sub-boss of ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters The King of Fighters XIV]]'', takes this [[UpToEleven a step further]] than most examples of this trope. Not only he is almost always seen with a cigar in cutscenes, he has one permanently lodged between his teeth ''in gameplay'', too. He only spits it out when performing his [[LimitBreak Climax super move]], and even then he just pulls out a spare from [[MundaneUtility inside his champion's belt]] afterwards.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Ann Tamaki's AntiHero GuardianEntity, Carmen, can always be seen with a cigar in her mouth, as a ShownTheirWork reference to [[Theatre/{{Carmen}} the play she comes from]].
* Jack Cayman from ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' is a subversion. He used to smoke cigars, and will sometimes pull one out without lighting it, but he's recently quit smoking after [[spoiler:his daughter's death]].
* The Devil in ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' casually smokes a cigar while counting the earnings from his personal casino.
* The spiders in ''Battle Bugs'', possibly invoking SergeantRock.
* [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] in ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' series' artwork: an eponymous worm is sometimes seen chomping a ''dynamite stick''.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', Inga Karkhuul Khura'in has a large stamp that he puts in his mouth to give off the appearance of smoking a cigar. As Minister of Justice of Khura'in, he uses it primarily to stamp piles of execution orders.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' hangs a very nice lampshade on it in [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/712 this strip]].
* The [[TabletopGame/DeltaGreen Beta Red]] manager in ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom''.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Clint Wayne in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''. Creator/ClintEastwood was a major inspiration.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Pete from the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts.
* [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] with Private Detective Shamus H. Goldcrow from ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat''. He has a lollipop instead of a cigar on hand, even though his office is clearly filled with cigar smoke.
* [[Disney/TheThreeCaballeros Jose Carioca]] in all of his pre-''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' appearances.
* Jim Crow the leader crow from ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}''.
* Quite a few of the Gas House Gorillas (particularly the pitcher) in the Looney Tunes cartoon "WesternAnimation/BaseballBugs".
* Krusty the Clown from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* Bender from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* Mr. Boss from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. In fact, it's almost impossible for him to lose it, not even in a fight scene where he falls down a flight of stairs, an example of RuleOfFunny.
* Rock Bottom from the ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' TV series.
* Pitts the bulldog in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' episode "Dog Day [=AfterToon=]."
* Mr. Toad (a non-anthropomorphic toad) from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' chews on [[FrothyMugsOfWater an old hot dog in a similar manner to a cigar.]]
* Mr. Smitty from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''.
* Detective Q.T. Hush has a barely capable partner in Quincy, who resembles a cigar-smoking shadow in coat and hat.
* Swackhammer from ''Film/SpaceJam''.
* Technical Fairy First Class from the ''WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu'' cartoons.
* Cyril Sneer from ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons''.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Anything featuring UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill. That famous [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Churchill_picture.jpg scowly photo?]] The photographer took away his cigar.
** Another famous photo has [[http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/churchill-and-tommy-gun/ Churchill inspecting a Thompson Submachine Gun,]] complete with a drum magazine, while wearing a pinstripe suit, bowler hat, and smoking his cigar. The Germans attempted to use the photo to drum up an image of him as a mafioso, but gave up when they realized it wasn't doing anything to hinder his MemeticBadass status.
* Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger in RealLife. Note that Arnold is so devoted to his cigars that when he was Governor of California, it being illegal to smoke inside office buildings, he had a tent with his desk placed on the grounds outside the Governor's Mansion so he could smoke while conducting business.
* Creator/GeorgeBurns never did a routine without one. Tough? Depended on your point of view and the type of movie he was in, but the guy was a LivingLegend of his time.
* Radio/RushLimbaugh. Aggressive? Hell yes. Tough? Well, that depends on which side of the [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement political spectrum]] you fall.
* [[Series/LaterWithJoolsHolland Jools Holland]] regularly played with a cigar in his mouth while a member of Music/{{Squeeze}}.
* British TV executive Lew Grade. A producer working for him once allegedly complained that his salary was less than Grade's cigar budget. Grade replied that the producer didn't give him as much satisfaction as his cigars. Creator/RogerMoore once quipped that you should never wear a brown suit around Grade, as he might try to smoke you.
* Notorious outlaw Bonnie Parker was a rare female example. Newspapers called her a "cigar smoking gun moll", and she was often photographed with one.
** [[AvertedTrope Despite which]], she and Clyde once released a police chief they'd kidnapped (unusual since they [[CopKiller hated cops]]), with instructions to go tell the world she did not smoke cigars.
* UsefulNotes/FidelCastro, who certainly liked to be seen as a tough military leader. One of the CIA's attempts to kill him involved sneaking in an exploding cigar.
* UsefulNotes/CheGuevara is quoted as saying, "A smoke in times of rest is a great companion to the solitary soldier." Unfortunately for him, he also had terrible asthma, which became a liability during his disastrous Bolivian campaign.
* UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy. [[https://www.cigaraficionado.com/article/great-moments-kennedy-cuba-and-cigars-7840 Kennedy sent his Press Secretary, Pierre Salinger, to acquire 1,200 Cuban-made H. Upmann cigars for himself]], prior to signing off on the US embargo against Cuba - which made it illegal for US citizens to purchase Cuban cigars.
** As for being a tough leader, this gets a bit tricky. On one hand, it was under Kennedy's administration that the disastrous Bay of Pigs Invasion took place. On the other hand, he also had to deal with the Cuban Missile Crisis, and his generals' push for an airstrike on Cuban territory - which would have quite possibly plunged the world into nuclear war. It takes nerves of steel to sit through that tension with a cool enough head to not pull the trigger.
* Creator/CliveBarker's cigars got bigger as he got more rich and famous.
* [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]]. Not physically tough, but woe betide anyone who dared spar with him verbally.
* Fidel V. Ramos, a Filipino general and later the President of the Philippines. While he no longer smokes, he remains known by the nickname "Tabako," and occasionally chomps on a cigar for photo ops.
* General Isreal Putnam of the American Revolutionary War may be the UrExample of this trope. He discovered cigars in Cuba and introduced badass cigar chomping to the Colonies. [[note]]Cigars had been popular in the Colonies for generations, particularly since Virginia was a tobacco growing colony. General Putnam made it badass to chomp cigars.[[/note]]
* General UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant usually smoked a clay pipe until newspapermen caught him smoking a victory cigar handed to him by another officer after his 1862 capture of Fort Donelson, and he was subsequently flooded with boxes of them as presents for the rest of his life. He later died of throat cancer--probably brought about by his cigar habit.
* King [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Edward VII of the United Kingdom]] smoked twelve cigars a day, plus a full pack's worth (20) of cigarettes. Such was his love of cigars that he once lit up from a candle during a church service. The habit got him in the end; he died of COPD.
* General Jean Victor Moreau, one of Napoleon's most serious Republican opponents, was not particularly aggressive, either as a man or as a commander, but he did seem to smoke cigars in all circumstances. Case in point: during the battle of Novi, he had one horse killed under him; as General Thiébault puts it, "he kept smoking as his soldiers helped him back on his feet, without a single disruption in the smoke puffsí pattern". Fourteen years later, at Dresden, where a cannonball shattered both his legs and he had to be amputated, he smoked a cigar during the operation, which he bore without so much as a wince.
* Quite unexpectedly, UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat, an another female example. While she's more famous for her (alleged) love life, and wasn't known to be particularly aggressive, during her reign Russia grew at least twice in territory, and she's been recorded to say that without her knowledge no gun fires in Europe.