->'''Kenshi:''' A showdown? As in your films?\\
'''Johnny:''' Did you like them?\\
'''Kenshi:''' Blindness ''has'' its benefits.
-->-- ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''

What it says on the tin: a character with some sort of disability and strong sarcastic tendencies. This can be portrayed in a variety of ways -- maybe they use snark as a coping mechanism or way to vent, maybe their position as a social outsider has given them an irreverent view of the world, maybe the author is deliberately trying to avoid the InspirationallyDisadvantaged stereotype, or perhaps smartassitude is just endemic to the character's nature. Subtrope of DeadpanSnarker, usually overlaps with EmoTeen to some extent if the character fits that age group. Compare DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery; also compare {{Cuckoosnarker}} who is snarky in spite of [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} having his/her head in the clouds]] (may also overlap with this trope if the disability is mental).

If the character is physically disabled, they may also be a NonActionSnarker.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Prosthetic-limbed Edward Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is an epic snarker. There's also SternTeacher Izumi Curtis, who's missing her uterus and parts of her digestive tract and frequently coughs up BloodFromTheMouth.
* Johnny Joestar from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun'' qualifies.
%%* [[EyepatchOfPower Hwa Ryun]] from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''.

* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} never technically got over his terminal cancer (his HealingFactor just keeps it from killing him) and has a history of severe mental illness, and he's famous for his MotorMouth snarky banter.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Thea, in ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' (not as much a snarker as anal-retentive and unwilling to suffer fools gladly).

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/{{Brainbent}}'' turns [[{{Webcomic/Homestuck}} Dave Strider]] into one of these. Dave keeps his deadpan-snarky means of expressing himself ([[ElectiveMute when he's willing to talk to people]]), but since in this story Dave's a realistically-portrayed HeroicAlbino, he has very poor eyesight.
* [[Fanfic/AdoptionNightmare Brina]] in an Autistic girl who pretty much bad mouths everything DeadpanSnarker style when she is in a foul mood.
* Bucky Barnes, post-Winter Soldier, in ''Fanfic/AintNoGrave''. He's dealing with a rather impressive collection of psychological and neurological problems from seventy years of Hydra messing with him, plus the missing arm, and he's also an unrepentant smartass.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Garrett from ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' as demonstrated here:
-->'''Kayley:''' Oh, I didn't realize you were...
-->'''Garrett:''' Tall? Handsome? Rugged?
-->'''Kayley:''' Blind.
-->'''Garrett:''' You know, I always forget that one.
* Vanellope Von Schweetz in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. Her glitching is treated like a disability in-universe, and she is definitely [[LittleMissSnarker snarky]].
-->'''Vanellope:''' I'm not a glitch, Taffyta, I've just got pixlexia, okay?

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Patches O'Houlihan in ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory''. Having to use a wheelchair doesn't stop him from being the EccentricMentor to the dodgeball team, challenging them to dodge ''[[WrenchWhack wrenches he hurls at their faces]]'' because:
-->'''Patches:''' If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!
%%* Philippe in ''Film/{{Intouchables}}''.
%%* Rhonda in ''Film/PsychoBeachParty''.
* Roland in ''Film/{{Saved}}'' gets some of the best lines, and has no trouble whatsoever invoking his disability to make a joke or to lighten the mood.
%%* Eugene in ''Film/{{Gattaca}}''.
%%* Charles Xavier in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''.
* Lewis, the blind roommate played by Jeff Daniels in ''Film/TheLookout'', gets his share of snarking in. "Please tell me you're not waving your hand in front of my face."
* Both Art and Richard from ''The Music Within'' (cerebral palsy and near deaf respectively) qualify. In one notable scene a bigoted waitress threatens to call the police when they refuse to leave for making other diners "uncomfortable". Art tosses a quarter on the table, Richard leans back in a relaxed pose and translates "He says: call 'em"
* Mark O'Brien of ''Film/TheSessions'' manages some real zingers, some dependent on his condition due to polio. When all you can move consciously is your mouth...
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' reimagines ComicBook/{{Bane}} as a former prisoner of the Pit who sustained horrific injuries there and relies on a constant supply of painkiller inhaled through his iconic mask, but this in no way impedes his ability to snark with the best of 'em.
-->'''CIA Agent:''' If I pull that off, will you die?\\
'''Bane:''' It would be extremely painful...\\
'''CIA Agent:''' You're a big guy.\\
'''Bane:''' ...for you.
* Creator/PeterDinklage's character in ''Film/LivingInOblivion'' gets a memorably snarky monologue mocking the LittlePeopleAreSurreal trope. Likewise in ''Film/{{Elf}}'': "CALL ME ELF ONE MORE TIME!"
* DarthWiki/DarthVader of ''Franchise/StarWars'' fame is a DarkLordOnLifeSupport, and also fond of accompanying his trademark PsychicStrangle with a BondOneLiner or other witty remark:
-->I find your lack of faith disturbing.\\
Apology accepted, Captain Needa.\\
Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director.


* The amputee joke: You can't trust doctors -- you give them a foot, they take a leg.

%%* Jenny Wren in the Creator/CharlesDickens novel ''Our Mutual Friend'', who is also an early example of LittleMissSnarker.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Tyrion Lannister, due to his combination of dwarfism and a sharp tongue.
** Later we have to add [[spoiler: his brother]] to the list. He was a smartass a long time before he became disabled, but the snark gets a lot more bitter afterwards.
** Lord Varys (a [[EunuchsAreEvil eunuch]]) counts too.
* There's one of these in ''Literature/WorldWarZ''. Though you could say he deserves it considering he survived the zombie apocalypse ''in a wheelchair''.
%%* Philip Durant in ''[[Creator/AgathaChristie Ordeal By Innocence]]''.
%%* Agnes Thatcher in ''Is That You, Miss Blue?''
%%* Ed Fargo in ''Literature/{{Fearless}}''
* HandicappedBadass Caine after ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Heroes Die]]''. "It's like having a pair of dead dogs strapped to my ass. Except that I can't eat them."
* Glokta in ''Literature/TheFirstLaw''. Being tortured for two years does give you a new perspective.
* The Rat in ''Literature/TheLostPrince'' by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Rides around on a wooden platform with wheels because his legs are deformed and useless, and leads a street gang with the power of snark.
%%* Doakes in ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'' (but not in the TV series).
%%* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan]], though a great deal of his snarking is internal.
* Jayfeather of ''Literature/WarriorCats'': "Oh great. Let's lump all the useless cats together and hope a tree falls on them!"
* Dean Priest from the ''Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon'' series. Years of namecalling made him develop a sharp tongue.
* [[spoiler:Thorgil]] from ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls'' was always a snarker, but became a Disabled Snarker after [[spoiler:she [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome punched Satan in the face]] and her hand became paralyzed]].
* Louis, the protagonist of ''How To Train Your Parents'' and ''My Parents are Out of Control'', is a self-proclaimed "Sit Down Comedian" because of his disabled legs.
* Agnes from ''Literature/{{Run}}'', though she doesn't start out this way. It's part of Bo's influence on her, making her more independent.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Dr. Gregory House, of ''Series/{{House}}''. His injured leg gives him horrible pain nearly constantly, and it's sort of DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. However, flashbacks suggests he was snarky and a jerk even when he was completely healthy, but it made him more bitter.
* Midshipman Archie Kennedy in the first and third ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' TV movies. He seems to have recovered from his seizure disorder by the fourth movie, but keeps up the snarky commentary tinged with slight self-depreciation. He is either deadpan or smirks and smiles. As a sample of his glorious snarks, here is his introducing Horatio to the ship and other midshipmen:
-->'''Archie:''' His majesty's ship of the line ''Justinian'', known elsewise among her intimates as the good ship ''Slough of Despond''.
* Maeby Funke pretends to be one of these in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' to try to prove that an "Inner Beauty Pageant" is only really looking for girls with pretty faces.
* Elayne Boosler as Joy Buscaglia on ''Series/NightCourt'' is blind. At first people were forgiving of her assholery because of her disability, then found out she was like that before she became blind.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Pamela Barnes, the BlindSeer sarcastic chick, though she was already sarcastic before she became blind.
%%** Bobby in Season 5.
* Gaeta in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' showed a growing level of snark through the series, but he became particularly more sarcastic after losing his leg.
%%* Artie in ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
%%* Walt Jr. in ''Series/BreakingBad''
* In ''Series/{{Lost}}'', Ben is regularly a DeadpanSnarker and spends most of season 3 in a wheelchair. Of course, this being the island, the disabled part doesn't last long.
* Jimmy Brooks in ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration''. Viewers get to see him develop this trait over time as a coping mechanism.
* Jace Newfield of the [[Creator/DisneyChannel DCOM]] ''Going to the Mat.'' He even gets [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech called out]] on his constant wisecracking.
-->'''Mary Beth:''' People don't care that you're blind. They're turned off because they think you're a total snob.
%%* Billy Homer in ''Series/PressGang''. And then some.
* An episode of ''Series/PushingDaisies'' features a young boy with heart disease who communicates exclusively in snarks.
* Emmett, the so-called "Deaf James Dean" on ''Series/SwitchedAtBirth''
* Jake, the blind guy at the newsstand in ''Series/{{Becker}}'', one of the few who can take [[DrJerk Dr. Becker's]] guff and dish it out as well.
* Finch, of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', who has a limp and suffers from chronic back pain. Also doubles as a GentlemanSnarker.
%%* Richard Harrow of ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' has his moments; him being TheStoic helps.
* Mr. Wrench of ''Series/{{Fargo}}'', a deaf hitman who engages in some serious SnarkToSnarkCombat with his partner and interpreter.
* ''Series/AgentCarter'' is part of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, where snark isn't exactly thin on the ground, but Agent Daniel Sousa (who lost a leg in World War II and uses a crutch) gets more than his share of snappy lines.
* In ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', [[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]] is blind, but that doesn't stop him from making quips at the expense of his blindness.
* Dr. Harrison Wells from ''Series/TheFlash2014'' is usually the smartest guy in the room and uses his deadpan wit to go with it. That said, the cynicism stems from the fact that he's bound to a wheelchair due to his own carelessness. [[spoiler: Of course, that's what he wants people to think. In reality he's fine because he's actually the Reverse Flash from the future and has had everything (including the accident that caused his "paralysis") planned out.]]
* The deaf pollster Joey Lucas provides this on occasion in ''Series/TheWestWing,'' often having the snark to take the piss out of the likes of Josh Lyman and Sam Seaborn...all through her interpreter, Kenny.
* Auggie Anderson, the blind tech operative on ''Series/CovertAffairs'' is a walking ball of well-timed snark and biting sarcasm. He's also one of the sweetest and most beloved people at Langley; he's got friends all over the building who are all willing to help him out the second he calls on them for a favor.
* J.J. [=DiMeo=] from ''Series/{{Speechless}}'' has cerebral palsy, and communicates by pointing at words and letters with a head-mounted laser pointer. He's still able to insult his teacher, make fun of his siblings, and tell his temporary interpreter that her voice sounds like a fairy-godmother.
* ''Series/LifeGoesOn'''s Corky, who had Down's Syndrome, would often have it out with his sister Becca like any abled siblings would:
--> '''Becca''': Why don't you look in the mirror, dogface?
--> '''Corky''': I would, but you [[MirrorCrackingUgly cracked it]]!
* Rosa from ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. She is dying from late-stage ovarian cancer, while in {{Prison}}, and all her family is gone. So she copes by making snarky remarks. [[spoiler: Including her LastWords.]]

* Sergeant [=McGurk=] in ''Radio/RevoltingPeople'', who has less than half of his original body parts. He's written and played by Andy Hamilton and, like Satan from ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'' is therefore a particularly vicious and cynical snarker.

* Richard from ''Theatre/RichardIII'', portrayed as a hunchback, might be the UrExample. (The discovery of the skeleton of the real [[UsefulNotes/RichardIII Richard III]] in 2012 revealed that while he was not a hunchback as old stories had claimed, he ''did'' have a severe case of scoliosis.)
%%* Judy from ''The Mothership''. "This is just like James Bond. In a not really sort of way."

[[folder:Video Games]]
%%* Malik from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI''.
* Joker from ''Franchise/MassEffect''. He's got [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteogenesis_imperfecta osteogenesis imperfecta]], which causes his bones to be ''extremely'' brittle. It doesn't stop him from being a pilot (courtesy of future medication)--or snarking with the best of them (courtesy of Creator/SethGreen).
-->'''Joker:''' What was I supposed to do, break my arm at them?
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has [[spoiler: [=GLaDOS=] when she becomes temporarily trapped in a potato.]]
* Kenshi from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' is blind due to an unfortunate incident involving Shang Tsung, a mystic well, and a family heirloom sword. He was actually quite polite and reserved in the original timeline, but as of the altered Netherrealm Studios timeline, he has become extremely sarcastic, especially with the release of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' where custom pre-battle banter is a new feature.
-->'''Kenshi:''' I know you're there.\\
'''Kung Jin:''' Guess I won't be quiet then.\\
'''Kenshi:''' Are you ever?
* ''VideoGame/PromDreams'' has [[spoiler:Dolores, the main antagonist, who is in a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy.]] They will regularly crack jokes and insults at the expense of Kyle [[spoiler:when the player receives a Game Over]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Dolores]]:''' ...But don't you worry, Kyle. Walking is overrated anyway - never did too much of it myself. You'll manage, somehow.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'':
** A good part of [[HGamePOVCharacter Hisao]]'s [[FirstPersonSmartass inner narration]] is sprinkled with sarcasm and irony, especially when he's dealing with [[HeManWomanHater Kenji]].
** The arms-less Rin Tezuka subverts this. She's introduced as a huge snarker in the common stages, but in ''her'' own route her sarcasm takes a backseat as [[SarcasmBlind her]] [[MuseAbuse other]] [[NotGoodWithPeople sides]] [[PlayedForDrama are treated]] ''[[PlayedForDrama far]]'' [[PlayedForDrama more seriously]].
** The deafmute StudentCouncilPresident Shizune falls here. Hisao wonders whether she had difficulty learning the concept of sarcasm without the ability to sense tone, but it's clear she eventually mastered it.
** All the girls are varying levels of sarcastic, except maybe Hanako, whose extensive burn scars gave her crippling (heh) [[FragileFlower shyness]]; the only person who speaks less than she does is the above mentioned Shizune, and that's only because Shizune is deaf and mute!
* Snake of ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''. Especially when people underestimate him for his blindness.
* Riki, the protagonist of ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' who has narcolepsy, is a downplayed example in the sense that he's mostly a FirstPersonSmartass. However, he will be more vocal with his snarkiness towards those he knows can take it like [[ButtMonkey Masato]] and [[TheTease Kurugaya]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Dr. Birding, a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed stand-in for Stephen Hawking from ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''.
%%* Ken Spence in ''Webcomic/{{Magellan}}''.
* Davan's sister Dahlia in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', although her snark is pretty much a family trait, only amplified by the people who confuse "disabled" with "retarded".
* Reggie in ''Webcomic/PvP'', who's had to point out more than once that being blind doesn't [[{{DisabilitySuperpower}} make him Daredevil]].
* Nathan in ''Webcomic/TheScumthorpeFiles''.
-->'''Trent:''' You're going to question the magic mirror?\\
'''Nathan:''' No, Trent, I'm going to ''moonwalk off into space''.
* Terezi from {{Webcomic/Homestuck}} is this on occasion.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[http://community.livejournal.com/dot_gimp_snark/profile This]] community at Website/LiveJournal. They are called dot_gimp_snark and the description says the following: "Disabled people snark about life as a gimp. We're disabled, not dead. Cattiness is extremely important - if you just want to bitch without style, there are other places to do it. Whining is not snarking."
* The Archivist of ''WebVideo/EndTimes'' becomes this by the second season: "And now I'm the fence lub with the computer who can't leave because she's on wheels!"
* ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'' has Greybeard, who, despite missing a hand and being blind in one eye, remains one of Dino Attack Team's snarkiest members.
* [[GodEmperor The Emperor]] from ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' is essentially an immobile, talking skeleton. A ''very snarky'' immobile, talking skeleton. His first words are literally "About fucking time".
* Josie Deveraux, the pilot of [[WebVideo/DirigibleDays S.S.Beatrix]], manages superb levels of acidic, belligerent snark while being ''mute''. She mostly uses a small chalkboard.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Toph Beifong of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Since she's a LittleMissBadass with a DisabilitySuperpower, being blind doesn't cause her that many problems, but she's always got a sharp crack on hand for when it does. She likes to roundaboutly call attention to the fact by commenting on appearances. She gets Sokka with that one a lot.
-->'''Sokka:''' Toph, I was going through town and I saw this. ''(shows a Wanted poster of Toph)''\\
'''Toph:''' Well, it ''sounds'' like a sheet of paper, but I guess you're referring to what's ''on'' the sheet of paper.
** Not helped by the fact that the Gaang tend to often forget Toph is blind.
--->'''Katara:''' ''(holding up the same Wanted poster of Toph)'' Well then, what's this?!\\
'''Toph''': I don't ''know!'' I mean, seriously, what is ''wrong'' with you people?! I'M BLIND!
** The best instance is when they're flying through the desert trying to find a tower.
--->'''Toph:''' THERE IT IS! \\
''(the Crew turn to look only to realize she is pointing at absolutely nothing)''\\
'''Toph:''' ...Is what it'll sound like when one of YOU spots it! \\
''([[http://sv.tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2hmzluv&s=3#.VDz3f1Jvlv4 She waves her hand in front of her unfocused eyes to remind everyone that she's blind]])''
** Sokka has made another of his awful drawings.
--->'''Toph:''' ''(regarding a drawing)'' It looks just like [Appa] to me.\\
'''Sokka:''' Thank you. I worked really... ''({{beat}})''... Why do you feel the need to do that?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Leela's blind nemesis from the orphanarium, Kirk. What a jerk! He makes fun of Leela for being one-eyed while he cannot see at all. Seriously, he deserves to have his ass kicked.
* Alistair Smythe in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''. After the initial Spider-Slayer arc, he spends most of his time in Crime Central bantering with the Kingpin.
* The wheelchair-bound protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}'' is snarky about everyone and everything, including himself. He uses it as both a way of making light of situations and as a way of deflecting attacks from bullies.
** A PhonyPsychic once tried to prove his abilities by asking Pelswick if he had ever been in a major accident. "No, this thing is just an elaborate belt buckle."
* Discussed by Mike Tyson in ''WesternAnimation/MikeTysonMysteries'' in "The End", when Mike is running outside in the dark and he can't see and starts to panic, he worries if he goes blind:
-->'''Mike''': Oh, no. What if I went blind? I can't face life if I'm blind! Oh, yeah! I'll rely on my other senses! I'll rely on my sense of humor! I'll say shit like, "So what if I'm blind? At least I don't have to look at your ugly face!" ''(laughs)''

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/StephenHawking, in RealLife. In one of his books, he remarks that before Cambridge offered him the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics (some prestigious professorship), said chair wasn't motorized.
** He also jokes about his very first motorized wheelchair, built for him by [[Series/TheBigBangTheory engineers at Caltech]] when he had a residency there. Apparently they built on so many useful features that they didn't stop to consider fundamental things like the centre of gravity - so that the whole thing went forward for about two feet then tipped over backweards and threw Hawking out. [[note]]It is tempting to wonder if any relative of [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Howard Wolowitz]] was involved.[[/note]]
* Alexander Pope, the eighteenth century poet. He was an [[IllBoy Ill Guy]] for much of his life due to a form of tuberculosis, and wrote several famous satires of the follies of his contemporaries.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Callahan_(cartoonist) John Callahan]], the quadriplegic cartoonist known for offending just about everybody.
* Louis Braille (the guy who invented Braille). If biographies written about him are of any merit, he tended to be an arrogant jerkass, believing all of France was against his idea and generally acted like a martyr because he was blind. In one of the biographies about him, this drove a big wedge between him and his girlfriend who soon left him for another man.
* British Paralympic cyclist Jon-Allen Butterworth apparently finds it amusing when people ask [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=fTYh5KhEgPA "Do you need a hand?"]]
* The American humorist David Sedaris suffered from OCD and Tourette's Syndrome as a boy. Similarly, Creator/MaraWilson has suffered from OCD, panic attacks, anxiety, and depression, which she [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-things-no-one-tells-you-about-having-ocd/ has written articles about]] [[http://amysmartgirls.com/smart-girl-mara-wilson-discusses-mental-illness/ and posted videos online over]].
* A ''lot'' of handicapped people are this way in real life as a response to how non-disabled people treat them ([[KickTheDog intentionally]] [[InnocentlyInsensitive or not]]), either as coping mechanism towards genuinely discriminating/dehumanizing/degrading/etc. behavior or as a reaction to [[CondescendingCompassion non-disabled people reducing them solely]] to [[DisabledMeansHelpless their disabilities]]. This can sometimes lead to DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery, but everyone has bad days.
* In a UsefulNotes/SuperBowl advert for Duracell, Seattle Seahawks player Derrick Coleman says the following of those who told him his dream of playing in the NFL were over when he wasn't drafted: "I've been deaf since I was three, so I didn't listen".
* Both Beethoven and Handel. Towards the end of their lifes, [[DeafComposer Beethoven went deaf]] and [[BlindMusician Handel blind]], but if anyone tried to mess with them or their music, you could bet they would know the perfect response.