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->''"Don't roll your eyes at me; it's a good plan!"''
-->-- '''Dr. Doofenshmirtz''' (to Perry the Platypus), ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''

A combination of DeadpanSnarker and TheVoiceless, TheSpeechless or TheUnintelligible, the Silent Snarker is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A character who does not speak, usually a sidekick, who is [[HyperCompetentSidekick a lot more competent]] than his superior, [[SnarkBait who does things most Deadpan Snarkers would have a field day with]]. But since they cannot or don't speak, they communicate their snark through eyerolls, [[{{Facepalm}} facepalms]], furrowed brows and [[AsideGlance aside glances]]. These characters normally have very expressive faces to properly convey their silent exasperation.

May overlap with TheSilentBob. If the character is TheUnintelligible, this can sometimes overlap with RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear. Compare and contrast with DeadpanSnarker, the vocal version of this trope.

'''TheVoiceless, TheSpeechless, and TheUnintelligible characters only ([[TheSilentBob Silent Bobs]] are exceptions). If they can talk, or at least talk frequently, they don't count for this trope.'''


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Ash's Pikachu in the earlier seasons of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
** Throughout the entire run of the show, Ash always had at least one Pokemon with a snark/attitude streak, such as Treecko and Buizel, though not just Ash's Pokemon, Dawn's Piplup was quite cheeky as well.
* Makoto from ''Manga/{{Fullmapla}}'' communicates entirely through [[TalkingWithSigns numbered signs]] and gives far more snark than the rest of the cast combined.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Cassandra Cain]], while not completely mute, communicates largely in body language, and manages to be remarkably sarcastic without needing to say a word.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ComicBook/EmilkaSza (Hush) from Polish comic book series created by Magdalena "Meago" Kania and Maciej Kur. Emilka is a mime and unable to make sounds... it didn't stop her from spending entire story mocking Justyna for beliving in ghosts.
* Odie from ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', every once in a while. Garfield himself is an odd case of us actually seeing what the SilentSnarker is thinking. If we couldn't read his thoughts, he would count for this. This is explored with the [[http://www.truthandbeautybombs.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4997&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 Silent Garfield]] experiment, which removes his dialogue but leaves him in the panel, still making his grins and [[AsideGlance aside glances]].
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Snoopy, technically. We can read his thoughts, but he comes off as this to the kids in-universe, rolling his eyes and expressing derision through animal sounds. Sometimes his thoughts aren't even shown, and we're left to guess.
--> '''Snoopy:''' My mind reels with sarcastic replies!

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/YinAndYangSeries'': Romama, who lost his voice after years of not talking due to being in Kezanstav's mind control. He got better.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Gromit from ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' is the long-suffering master of this trope and the TropeCodifier. Gromit's silent snarking is ''so'' effective that back when ''WesternAnimation/AGrandDayOut'' was in production, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen he was originally supposed to talk]], but a scene where he reacts silently to Wallace stood out so much to the creators that they made him permanently silent. In the "Cheese Lover's Yearbook" (their diary) Gromit leaves tiny, neatly typewritten notes for his snark. Really impressive when you think about the fact that Gromit has no mouth or other movable features -- other than some body language, he does almost all his emoting with his ''brow''. And the audience still knows ''exactly'' how he feels at any given moment.
* Also from Aardman is Bobo the Chimp from ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'', who speaks entirely with cue cards.
* Several of the animal sidekicks from [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney movies]].
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': Eve has enough "furrowed brows" and annoyed groans to count.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'': Toothless picks up some of Hiccup's [[DeadpanSnarker snarkiness]].
* Remy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'', when he's around humans.
* Tinkerbell from ''Disney/PeterPan'', before she became SuddenlyVoiced in the sequels.
* Pangur Ban in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' is a borderline example: as an ordinary cat, she doesn't understand the greater significance of most things that happen to her, and will therefore react with expressions of annoyance, indignation or plain puzzlement that are great for puncturing otherwise dramatic moments.
** In the SpiritualSuccessor ''WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea'', the CuteMute little girl Saoirse gives a few annoyed glances, mostly towards her overbearing Granny or her BigBrotherBully Ben.
* Pascal the chameleon in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. Maximus the horse as well.
* Another horse who fits this trope is Khan, ''[[{{Disney/Mulan}} Mulan's]]'' black and white stallion.
** Cri-Kee gets in on this trope occasionally, mostly in regards to Mushu (apparently calling him a loser early in the film).
* From ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', we have Kyle, Gru's [[BuffySpeak dog-thing]] being TheSpeechless variation of this trope, while a few of The Minions fit TheUnintelligible variation.
* Jojo from ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'', [[spoiler:up until he begins talking again.]]
* Melvin, The Once-ler's mule from ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax''.
* The Sandman from ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', assisted by pictures drawn with dream sand.
* [[spoiler:[[MotherNature Te Fiti]]]] from ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' is TheVoiceless, but the ''magnificently'' unimpressed look when Maui attempts to casually greet her speaks volumes.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Characters written for [[Creator/MarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] were Silent Snarkers whenever they weren't busy clowning around.
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** Based on C-3PO's reactions to some of the things he says, if his speech were translated, R2-D2 would be a definite Deadpan Snarker [[TheUnintelligible who speaks in robot noises.]]
** Chewbacca as well, if you pay attention to how people react to what he says he's probably one of the most sarcastic characters in the franchise.
** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', when Lando Calrissian has ownership of the ''Millennium Falcon'', Chewbacca's role is filled by the monkey-faced alien Nien Nunb, and Lando bilingually bickers with him in much the way Han Solo did with Chewie.
* Burt Lancaster had a childhood friend, Nick Cravat, who appeared in several of Lancaster's movies. Cravat was never able to get rid of his thick Brooklyn accent, so he communicated -- and '''often''' snarked -- by mime in any movie where the accent would be inappropriate. He gets the last "word" in ''Film/TheCrimsonPirate'', for instance.
* Cosmic Creepers the cat in ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', notably in the scene where Ms. Price is trying to fly.
* Kharis, the title mummy in ''Film/TheMummysHand'', cannot speak, but makes his increasing aggravation at the stupidity of his master all too obvious. This is even more apparent in the sequel, where the best scene is Lon Chaney -- using only body language -- expressing Kharis's sheer incredulity at his master doing the same thing that got the last one killed. (And in the third film, [[spoiler:Kharis ''kills'' the villain when he starts on the same plan as the last guys!]])
* In ''Film/TheBrothersBloom'' (a movie filled with {{Deadpan Snarker}}s), Bang-Bang manages to be the snarkiest, smart-aleckiest, most sarcastic character, despite having only ''three words'' of dialog in the entire film. Not three ''lines''... three '''''words'''''.
* Snake Eyes from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', on occasion.
* Scotty's alien buddy Keenser in the rebooted ''Franchise/StarTrek'' films has only said one word in two movies ("me"). In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', he manages to win an argument with Scotty despite not saying a word.

* Very often, when John Godfrey Saxe's poem "[[http://www.allaboutphilosophy.org/blind-men-and-the-elephant.htm "The Blind Men and the Elephant"]] is printed with illustrations, the elephant itself is rolling its eyes, as if to say, "These six stupid humans have ''no'' clue." (As it ''should'' think.)
* Mouse, from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Crosses over with EvenTheDogIsAshamed frequently.
* Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/MansfieldPark'' includes a brief appearance by a Silent ServileSnarker:
-->'''Baddeley:''' ''(to Fanny, whose suitor has come to discuss things with her and her uncle)'' Sir Thomas wishes to speak with you, ma'am, in his own room.\\
'''Mrs. Norris:''' Stay, stay, Fanny! What are you about? Where are you going? Don't be in such a hurry. Depend upon it, it is not you who are wanted; depend upon it, it is me, but you are so very eager to put yourself forward. What should Sir Thomas want you for? It is me, Baddeley, you mean; I am coming this moment. You mean me, Baddeley, I am sure; Sir Thomas wants me, not Miss Price.\\
'''Narration:''' But Baddeley was stout. "No, ma'am, it is Miss Price; I am certain of it's being Miss Price." And there was a half-smile with the words, which meant, "I do not think ''you'' would answer the purpose at all."
* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': Pierrot, Nobel's fool, becomes one after [[spoiler: Tybalt cuts out his tongue.]] He's able to have ''arguments'' with Arlequin without saying a word.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Ilyn Payne, a headsman who had his tongue removed, is silently mocking of Jaime Lannister during their private, one-sided conversations, "laughing" at Jaime's monologues openly. Openly snarking about [[TheCaligula Mad King Aerys]] is what got his tongue removed in the first place.
** Theon's receives a mute squire called Wex, who frequently smirks when Theon is doing something foolish.
* In ''Literature/HungryAsAWolf'', Wolf's demon horse Lucifer is this. The stallion is definitely more intelligent than most horses, but does not speak, playing off Wolf with ear twitches and snarky looks.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Teller of ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit''. He is also this in [[Creator/PennAndTeller the eponymous act]] as well.
* Diefenbaker from ''Series/DueSouth'' is treated as one of these thanks to the various reaction shots from his human co-stars.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has Brad the Silent Pianist.
* ''Series/TopGear'': The Stig sometimes takes this role, especially alongside Clarkson.
* Paul, Chef Rudy's main assistant on ''Series/{{Mom}}'', hasn't said a word so far but says more with a single expression than most characters can with pages of dialogue.
* Mr Wrench, the deaf hitman on ''Series/{{Fargo}}'', has to communicate his exasperation with the people around him through either ASL or facial expressions.
* Lurch from ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' plays the role of ServileSnarker using only facial expressions and [[FrankensteinsMonster monstrous]] groans.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Link on occasion, suprisingly enough. Most notable in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' as well. Link's dialogue options can also have a fair share of snark. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--hx4wDKNT7o/TkIR5UXmEtI/AAAAAAAAII0/5RcNbCgpZeQ/s1600/Legend_of_Zelda-The_Wind_Waker_%2528GC%2529_17.jpg It's all in the facial expressions.]] Toon Link ends up being a frequent target of screencaps in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' because of how funny these can get.
* Apparently [[SilentProtagonist Chell]] is this in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. She does have the ability to talk, and was initially supposed to say one word at one point in development, but doesn't in either game (heck, when you see her interview sheets in the midquel official comic, all it says is "Subject refused to answer.") As one of the writers put it, she chooses not to because the robots she interacts with at Aperture Science "are dicks."
** Reinforced by [[spoiler: Wheatly]] in the final battle:
-->''"But you don't listen, do you? Quiet. All the time. Quietly not listening to a word I say. Judging me. Silently. The worst kind."''
* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Classic Sonic]], who was [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] into being a HeroicMime for ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', would [[AsideGlance glare towards the camera]] and impatiently tap his foot as his IdleAnimation in the classic trilogy. As for ''Generations'' itself, when Amy fangirls about how Sonic is "getting younger every day", his expression says more than words can hope to.
* Wonder of wonders, ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]'' is turned into one in his cameo appearance in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Mortal Kombat]]'', aside from the occasional EvilLaugh.
* Sis from ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' is mute ([[CuteMute and cute]]), but makes it clear through some expressive body-language that 1) ''she'' is in command of her squad and 2) ''you'' are all imbeciles. She's armed with a glare that could strip paint along with her twin revolvers.
* The SilentProtagonist of ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject'' says volumes with a single SweatDrop.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''
** ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' has a mechanic where [[SilentProtagonist Matthew]] can choose emotional cues to display during certain cutscenes. Other characters will then respond to Matthew for a line or two before [[ButThouMust carrying on regardless]]. Some scenes, and the potential emotions/reactions involved, suggest that Matthew can display a lot of sass and even schadenfreude without ever saying a word.
** In the first game, set thirty years prior, answering "yes" to Garet's inquiry about The Wise One reveals that Matthew got this from his father.
-->'''Garet:''' Do you know what that is, Isaac?\\
''*answer "yes"*''\\
'''Garet:''' I ''know'' it's a rock, stupid!
* In ''VideoGame/{{Doom 2016}}'', the Doom Slayer [[HeroicMime never speaks a word]]. But starting with a meaningful glance towards a brutalized corpse during [[WellIntentionedExtremist Samuel Hayden]]'s [[EstablishingCharacterMoment initial speech]] about how everything the UAC did was for the good of mankind, he manages to demonstrate silent contempt for everything Hayden has to say.
* [[PlayerCharacter The Warrior of Light]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', a HeroicMime, is portrayed as this in more comedic quests such as the Hildibrand questline or various holiday events, usually staring at the silliness in baflement or simply shrugging their shoulders at it.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Shizune Hakamichi is the VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is deaf and mute and communicates primarily through Japanese Sign Language. She also has a very dry and cutting wit that becomes all the more obvious in her route when Hisao learns JSL himself and he (and the player) can understand her without relying on Misha.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* [=PomPom=] and The Cheat from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.
* In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', Neo is mute, but she can communicate through [[TalkingWithSigns holding up signs,]] which are generally reserved for either [[EvilLaugh evil laughter]] or biting sarcasm.
-->'''[[EvilIsHammy Roman]]:''' You thought you could just move off into a [[BreakingTheFourthWall spinoff comedy series]] and leave ''me'' behind? GUESS AGAIN! I will have my REVENGE! This time, things are gonna be different!
-->'''[[GenreSavvy Neo]]:''' ''[holds up a sign saying "[[AsideComment THEY WON'T]]"].''
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Chilly will sometimes narrow his eyes or cross his little paws when he's upset with something.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': CHEN, the giant cyborg chameleon, will sometimes give a look that pretty much equates to a FlatWhat.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Klik from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' shows this on occasion.
* In ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', the title heroine (a [[CaptainErsatz pastiche]] of Franchise/WonderWoman) tries briefly to be one. ([[http://nonadventures.com/2011/08/13/the-trill-is-gone/ However, her abysmal sense of humor, coupled to her unintelligible writing make her attempts laughable at best]]).
* Mr. Fluffycuddles from ''Webcomic/SamuraiPrincess'', the non-verbal raccoon companion of Nicholas.
* Feral from ''Webcomic/{{Strays}}''.
* Dietzel from ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' owes something to Gromit.
* The raccoon from ''Webcomic/StupidFox''.
* Marcie from ''WebComic/DumbingOfAge'' provides sarcastic commentary (usually on her friend Sal) through sign language.
* Before he reveals he can actually speak, Anpu of ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'' can well express his opinion of Edith's fighting "prowess" through expressions alone.
* Based on Miranda's reactions, [[PunnyName Arizona]] fills the role of [[SarcasticDevotee snarky sidekick]] quite well in ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' despite being a bird (and not of the TalkingAnimal variety). A magical creature, mind you, so a fully sentient bird, but still a silent one.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Big Box Model from ''[[Creator/BradJones The Big Box]]''.
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has Mannequin of the Slaughterhouse Nine, a serial killer who has [[WasOnceAMan rebuilt himself]] to remove anything that is unnecessary for being a more effective killing machine, including everything related to talking. Instead, he communicates by making gestures, which often leads to dark humor as his every move somehow manages to come off as ''mocking,'' even when he's chastising a supervillain for trying to save civilian lives with a waggle of one finger.
* LetsPlay/{{Jayuzumi}} is a variation. He is presumably capable of speech himself, but chooses not to talk personally in his videos, since that would ruin the premise. Instead, he snarks at various other gamers with soundboard clips of various characters, such as [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]], [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin]] or [[Series/TheInbetweeners Jay]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
** Perry the Platypus could probably give Gromit a run for his money in this, silent snarking in regards to his nemesis Dr. Doofenshmirtz, and his allies Major Monogram and Carl the Intern. He also at one point mocked Candace behind her back.
** Ferb could count since he rarely talks, and spends more time rolling his eyes at the stupidity of his peers (WordOfGod is that he was partially inspired by Gromit).
* Spot from ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey''. He only ever makes annoyed sighs as he's bailing Phooey's dumb ass out of trouble.
* Gary from ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'', who meows snark to his master.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Maggie Simpson
* ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'': Doom Kitty
* Rico from ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' sort of fits, as he is (usually) TheUnintelligible. Although oftentimes his snarks are the ''only'' intelligible things he says.
-->'''Private:''' That won't be necessary. Private LIKES big.\\
'''Rico:''' Oh boy.
* Snoopy from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' combines this with LargeHam. He doesn't just snark Charlie Brown, he gets angry, yells and ''throws books at him''. This only applies to the animated specials, where Snoopy is silent ([[SuddenlyVoiced most of the time]]).
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** Wile E. Coyote (at least, during the ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'' cartoons; he's SuddenlyVoiced in his shorts with Bugs Bunny). Have you ''read'' the things on his signs?
** Road Runner is similar, but with an amused smile and equally snarky signs.
--->''[after Coyote tries to tar and feather Road Runner]'' "Road Runners already have feathers!"
* On ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Fluttershy's pet bunny Angel is like this sometimes, as is Rarity's cat Opalescence. Opal is especially silent-snarky in "Sweet and Elite", since she can only communicate with meows and facial expressions and is constantly having to deal with the ridiculous ramblings of an owner with a messed-up sense of priorities.
** Likewise, Twilight's pet owl, Owlowicious, is eloquent at expressing his opinion of Spike's antics with nothing but a few hoots and limited facial expressions.
* The original ''Franchise/MyLittlePony and Friends'' series had Moochick's assistant Habbit the Rabbit.
* Soundwave of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. It should be noted that he pulls it off despite ''[[TheBlank not having a face.]]''
* Horace the ferret from ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.
* Azrael in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' snarks in meows.
* Garu from ''Animation/{{Pucca}}''.
* Porkchop from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' snarks in barks. That's right, he's a [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]] [[IncrediblyLamePun barker.]]
* Data Seven from ''WesternAnimation/CyberSix'' is an android panther who was rebuilt from the body of a destroyed android human, and despite the fact that he can't talk, he still has his human mind and does give snarky looks from time to time.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Quack Quack the duck, [[TheUnintelligible who can only speak in quacks]], usually uses facial expressions or gestures to indicate snarkiness.

[[folder:Real life]]
* Babies. Before they learn how to talk, they're capable of giving some very withering looks, particularly if you're trying to make them laugh.
* Deaf people can often communicate snark through sign language. And some elements of sign language seem to be born from snark. For example, in ASL, one sign for "idiot" or "stupid" is hitting your forehead with a fist, similar to facepalming. Since body language, gesturing, and facial expression are a major part of sign language, the Deaf are extremely adept at expressing snark without the use of a single proper sign. They often do it using facial expression alone!
* [[CatsAreSnarkers Cats.]]
* Some dogs.
* Birds of prey, especially owls (due to their BigOlEyebrows).