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Deadpan Snarker: Western Animation

  • While all of the main characters on the series indulge from time to time, "Doc" Hartford of the Galaxy Rangers could practically license his snark as a deadly weapon. Even the AI "Tweakers" he created are sarcastic.
    Doc: (while jailed up in a dungeon) Dear Miss Etiquette. I'm a Galaxy Ranger with a serious problem. I'm about to be executed on a distant planet, and I have no idea about the proper attire. Can you advise me? Signed, Embarrassed.
  • Robotnik, from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
    Coconuts: I only wanted to tell you I saw one of those F.O.U's - I mean, C.I.A's, uh, or C.O.D's...
    Robotnik: Get to the point or your name will be M.U.D.
  • Iago. Aladdin: The Series also added Haroud and Mozenrath.
  • Simon in the 1980s cartoon version of Alvin and the Chipmunks, though very subtly in The Alvin Show then when the 80’s series came around, got deadpan snarkier as the series went on, from occasionally snarky in the first couple of seasons to practically every response being sarcastic.
    • Theodore had his moments as well.
  • Anne and Suzie both have tendencies of this now and then in The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, as does Henry when dealing with Stanley's antics.
  • Animaniacs: While all of the Warner siblings could indulge in this a bit, Yakko was the standout.
  • Frylock on Aqua Teen Hunger Force. But Master Shake, the resident douche, often doubles as one.
  • D. W. from Arthur often switches between being the Deadpan Snarker and a Large Ham.
    D.W.: (while at the Washington Monument) First we were down there looking up here, and now we're up here looking down there. What's the point?
  • Sokka on Avatar: The Last Airbender initially fit this role like a glove, but as time went on, he developed into actually being the one to make the plans.
    Katara: If it looks like trouble, we'll leave.
    Sokka: Yeah, because we always leave before we get into trouble....
    • Toph came in and was able to successfully fulfill, if not surpass him in, this role: "I don't know if you've noticed, but things don't always go so smoothly for our little gang." The creators actually comment on the DVD Commentary that she took the place Sokka had before he shifted to a livelier character from his voice-actor's performance.
      Toph: "It looks just like him to me."
      Sokka: "Thank you, I worked really... Why do you feel the need to do that?"
      • And also:
      Sokka: "Time to take control of the ship. Take the wheel."
      Toph: (smiles sarcastically) "That's a great idea! Let the blind girl steer the giant airship!"
      Sokka: (deadpan) "I was talking to Suki."
      Toph: (stops smiling) "That would make a lot more sense."
    • Mai:
      Guard: What are you doing?!
      Mai: Saving the jerk who dumped me.
    • Katara occasionally gets the chance to be a wise-ass, usually when Sokka does something stupid.
      Sokka: Ah! Hot! Hot!
      Katara: Flaming Fire Flakes. Hot. Imagine that.
    • Even Zuko has his moments, especially in the second season.
    Iroh: Ugh! This tea is nothing but hot leaf juice!
    Zuko: Uncle. That's what all tea is.
    • Pakku gets several good snarky moments as well. Maybe it's a Water Tribe thing?
    Aang: Good morning, Master Pakku!
    Pakku: No, please, march right in; I'm not concentrating or anything.
    • Wan Shi Tong was very dry witted in The Library, mostly to Sokka.
      Wan Shi Tong: Then why have you come here?
      Sokka: Um... knowledge for knowledge's sake?
      Wan Shi Tong: ...If you're going to lie to an all-knowing spirit being, you at least put some effort into it.
  • Nearly every lead of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes has demonstrated snarking capabilities, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Wasp, and Hawkeye ranking among those who snark most often.
  • Tyrone from The Backyardigans plays this role both audibly and more often visually. Somehow, despite him not wearing pants, he manages to give the impression he's slouching with his hands stuck in his pockets.
    (from "To the Center of the Earth", after Tyrone loses his penny a second time because of Uniqua's invention)
    Tyrone: See? I could have just walked over to get it. Now it's lost!
    Professors Uniqua & Pablo: Poppycock! Inventions are always the way!
    Tyrone: The way to drop my penny.
  • Batman picks this up in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, in full Silver Age glory.
  • Lawrence Limburger in Biker Mice from Mars.
    • Throttle fits this trope, too.
  • Huey Freeman on The Boondocks.
  • Brandy and Margo from Brandy & Mr. Whiskers. Also, Ed has a very dry, sarcastic sense of humor if you pay close attention to his dialogue.
  • Probably the most famous cartoon Deadpan Snarker is the great Bugs Bunny.
  • Winslow from CatDog.
  • Hovis in Catscratch. THE Trope Exemplifier par excellence.
  • The jail warden from Cellbound has some moments of this as he watches the fake TV programme.
    (after the "boxing match" ends with a KO) "That's a fixed fight if I ever saw one."
    (upon seeing a screen declaring the horse racing has been cancelled due to rain) "Hm. Sunny California."
  • Ulrich of Code Lyoko, usually in response to Odd's latest idiocy or Jérémie's technobabble. Yumi can get into this too at times.
    • In the original pilot "Garage Kids", he managed to do this silently with an epic Facepalm at Odd being...well...Odd.
  • Courage's computer in Courage the Cowardly Dog. Being forced to do research on zombie film directors and methods of exorcising a mattress will do that to anyone, though.
    • Katz is sometimes this, despite being completely vile.
  • Jay Sherman's make-up lady Doris Grossman from The Critic.
  • Sam(antha) Manson on Danny Phantom:
    Danny: (to Tucker) You can get your own date for the dance like I did.
    Sam: Does he have to take off his pants and act like a dweeb, or will either one do?
    • Tucker actually has his moments like this, as well:
      Jazz: (after accidentally trapping Danny in the Fenton Thermos) Think I should work on my banter?
      Tucker: Start with your aim.
  • Daria from Daria is a deadpan snarker and patron of all Snark Knights.
    • See also Jane Lane.
    • See also, on occasion, Trent Lane, Tom Sloane, Jodie Landon, and Michael Jordan MacKenzie (a.k.a. Mack).
  • Darkwing Duck:
    Gosalyn: There's something strange about that Bug Master.
    Darkwing: Yeah, she's in a bug costume threatening a cockroach. I'd call that strange.
    • His adopted daughter Gosalyn, as well. Her response on almost being dropped to her death is, "And to think I used to buy tickets for rides like that."
  • Lula the talking sword in Dave the Barbarian.
  • Philip from Delta State
  • Dee Dee from Dexter's Laboratory is a bit of a snarker.
    • Dexter is even more so. Of course, having to put up with one's sibling's antics can do that to anyone.
  • Mrs. Dink, Porkchop (who can't even talk), and Beebe from Doug. Judy can also be this when she isn't being a Large Ham.
  • Jen from Downtown is this almost all of the time. She also gets the aforementioned deconstruction, admitting that her constant sarcasm comes from her own insecurities, and that the reason she picks on Alex the most is because he's her best friend.
  • Spanky Ham on Drawn Together.
  • Laura in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.
    Ben: So... you're my father's receptionist. You know, I mean, in a way, we're sort of related, you and I, like siblings or something, because we both work for my Dad. I mean, you're his receptionist, and I'm his son. So, you know, fantastic, super.
    Laura: Could you go now?
  • Though quite a few characters engaged in snark on Dungeons & Dragons, it was a particular specialty of Eric's: "Now why didn't I think of that? A game of patty-cake will stop an army of raging orcs any day!"
  • Edd, Kevin, Sarah, and Eddy from Ed, Edd n Eddy.
  • Phaeton from Exo Squad is this. Which is odd, given that he's the Big Bad.
  • Norm the Genie from The Fairly OddParents.Every sentence is a Deadpan Snark. In the episode "Back to the Norm", Norm teams up with Crocker and constantly Deadpan Snarks him. An example is when Crocker is doing his trademark "FAIRY GOD-PARENTS!" spazzing, and Norm makes him hold a chocolate shake in a glass container. When Crocker finishes, Norm says, "That's how I like my shakes. Spazzed, not stirred." From the same episode, Norm asks Crocker, "That thing on your that your ear?"
  • Brian and Stewie from Family Guy, but especially Brian.
    Brian: What's it called?
    Stewie: Susie.
    Brian: Wow, a song named after a girl. There aren't a million of those already.
    • Sometimes Stewie manages to outsnark Brian, though.
    Brian: I didn't even know I even had a son until today, and besides, it's not like Tracey ever asked for my help.
    Stewie: Yeah, it seemed like they were all set without you, she's done a fine job creating a child-friendly environmen-ta-re-mi-ooh, buh de buh boo, buh buh buh THPTHPTHPTHPT...
    Brian slaps Stewie.
    Stewie: Great parenting.
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum has Lenny and Kyle. The latter even uses the "zing!" on occassion.
    Chum Chum: Hey, Kyle! Meet our new friend Yum Yum! We made him out of gum!
    Kyle: That's the only way you could make a friend.
  • Bloo, Frankie, Jackie Khones, and Fluffer Nutter in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
    • Mac becomes one around season three.
  • Sgt. Mike Cosgrove from Freakazoid! is probably one of the biggest examples of this, he rarely changes his attitude.
  • Kif Kroker from Futurama despises his captain Zapp Brannigan and carries out his absurd orders with as much resentment and snark as possible.
    • Hermes Conrad, Bureaucrat becomes this in the 2010 season of Futurama. For instance, after Fry says he needs a disgusting body to switch with to prove a point to Leela (paraphrased):
      Zoidberg: [runs in] Friends, friends! I have barnacles on my butt! [shows]
      Hermes: The long search is over.
    • Zapp, in one rare instance, calls Kif out on his attitude:
      Zapp Brannigan: Kif, arrest them! And for once, spare me the weary sigh.
    • Fry has his moments.
      Leela: The tracks lead here.
      Fry: Thanks, eagle eye.
  • Garfield in Garfield and Friends, especially when dealing with someone he finds particularly obnoxious, like Nermal or the Buddy Bears.
  • Tunnel Rat on G.I. Joe: Renegades.
  • Goof Troop has Peg, Max, and PJ fulfilling this role, generally to criticize the show's two Bumbling Dads, Goofy and Pete. However, Max and PJ will also often criticize each other with their snarking—usually when Max is being a Fearless Fool or refusing to listen to PJ's sound advice or when PJ tempts fate, makes an ignorant supposition, or starts acting like too much of an Extreme Doormat. Because Pete is abusive and Goofy is amazingly embarrassing, Max is heard snarking about his dad far more often than PJ is, though he does sometimes, usually when Pete's not actually listening. Peg meanwhile snarks about both fathers but never the children. An Extremely Goofy Movie added another Deadpan Snarker in the form of PJ's Love Interest, Tall, Dark and Snarky Beret Girl, who has a poetic flair to her snarking and uses it to insult both Bradley and Bobby.
  • Mandy, from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Grim has his moments, too.
  • Similarly, Peanut on Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.
  • Shep from Horseland.
  • Gaz in Invader Zim. Oh so much.
    Dib: "Did you hear that, Gaz? Humans don't have squeedlyspooches!"
    Gaz: "I've got a squeedlyspooch."
    Gaz: "Why do you have to have a head?"
  • Dukey from Johnny Test is a mix of a Deadpan Snarker, a voice of reason and a Large Ham.
  • Hawkgirl from Justice League, who especially had a talent for dishing verbal ownage out on Flash:
    Flash: Fastest man alive.
    Hawkgirl: Which probably explains why you can't get a date.
    • In his few brief appearances, villain Shade has his moments:
      Shade: Lex Luthor? The plot thins.
    • As does General Wade Eiling, especially after becoming the General. He spends most of his battle against the League's Badass Normals mocking them.
    • Batman and Green Lantern at times, especially in later seasons.
    • It's a world of snark.
  • June from KaBlam!!, starting in season 2.
  • Pip in Kerwhizz is a voiceless example, growling in frustration at Ninki's wrong answers.
  • Shego from Kim Possible. In fact, she considers Drakken to be little more than mocking gold.
    Shego: Okay, let's get Plan Too-Complicated-To-Actually-Work over with.
    Drakken: Would it hurt you to show a little enthusiasm?
    Shego: (deadpan) Woohoo, extra hoo. Happy?
    Shego: Y'know, for someone who's supposedly a mad genius, I'm not seeing much of the "genius".
    Dr. Drakken: Keep it up Shego, and you'll see plenty of the "mad".
    Shego: Ooh, scary man.
    • Fun-fact: Shego wasn't originally planned to be like this, but after the directors realized how much talent her voice actress had in doing the Deadpan Snarker, they changed her whole script.
    • Kim herself also has her moments.
    • Also Monkey Fist.
    Monkey Fist (said menacingly to a child-hostage staring at him): "Take a picture. It'll last longer."
  • Lancelot and King Arthur in King Arthur's Disasters:
    Robin Hood: Hey, that's my tree you're cutting down!
    King Arthur: Oh? This is your tree? Well, good for you then.
    Lancelot: Look, I don't want to cause doom and despondency, but I really think we oughtta GET OUT OF HERE!!!!!
    Lancelot: That's the fountain of youth? I expected it to be more.....impressive.
  • In the show Liberty's Kids, both Sarah and James switch off in playing this role. More often than not, it's James snarking about how stuffy the high society that Sarah was born into is. Though Sarah has been known to throw a great deal of snark right back at him about how infantile Americans in general — and James specifically — can be.
    American Soldier: Sir, you may not appreciate our brand of military discipline, however...
    Baron von Steuben: How can I appreciate what you don't have?
  • Almost every single character from The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. This show's humor ran on two things: playing with, subverting or deconstructing fantasy tropes and pure grade-A snark. Most prominent in this regard was probably Monroe, the talking Scottish dog.
  • Chloe from Littlest Pet Shop (1995).
  • Dougal in The Magic Roundabout, at least in the English language version. Adapter and voice artist Eric Thompson based his portrayal of Dougal on Tony Hancock's radio and TV persona.
  • Ruby-Spears-version Protoman has a tendency to do this.
    Cutman: Almost got him!
    Protoman: "Almost" only counts in horseshoes, Cutman.
  • Jamie from Megas XLR is, while being a strong coward and womanizer, a decent example of the trope. He is often well aware of and comments on the lunacy and danger of Coop's actions and, sometimes, dialogue. That being said however, he seems to enjoy the destruction Coop's actions brings, so may or may not comment if it doesn't directly affect him.
    • Coop's button of doom would occasionally get in a good one. For example, it was once labeled "Do Something Stupid, Coop".
  • Reverend Putty, and possibly Ms. Sculptham, on Moral Orel are this. Putty because he's bitter at being a virgin and possibly annoyed at God, as judged by his "I Hate My Boss" mug.
  • Several characters from Mr. Bogus, with Brattus, Tommy, and Mole being the most prominent examples.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, and Spike each known for snarky moments, but Twilight Sparkle applies especially well.
    Twilight: Now tell me, what exactly have you actually seen Zecora do?
    Rainbow Dash: Well, once a month she comes into Ponyville.
    Twilight: Ooh!
    Rarity: Then, she lurks by the stores.
    Twilight: Oh, my!
    Fluttershy: And then... she digs at the ground...
    Twilight: Good gracious!
    • As mentioned above, Rainbow certainly has her fair share. After Derpy somehow destroys the roof of the Town Hall:
    Derpy: (jumping up and down on a storm cloud) I just don't know what went wrong! (electrocutes herself)
    Rainbow: Yeah. It's a mystery.
    Applejack: (giving the Crusaders her old, crumbling clubhouse) It just... needs a little, uh... TLC.
    Scootaloo: TLC as in "tender loving care," or "totally lost cause?"
    • Apple Bloom gives these moments just as well, such as when the Crusaders fail to build a table, and in response to the coughing of a plant she grew
    "Somepony needs to put this thing out of its misery."
    "Layin' it on a little thick there, aren't we, pal?"
    Discord: Woe is me! Will I ever learn the intricate nuances of being a good friend?
  • Trembly Paw from Paw Paw Bears.
  • Candace from Phineas and Ferb, although, most of the time, she's not so much "deadpan" as "very LOUD":
    Guard: There's no yelling allowed.
    Candace: Oh, right, it's a museum, I wouldn't want to WAKE ANYONE UP!
    • Stacy can be like this when paired with Candace. It's not hard to see why.
    • Agent P is a Silent Snarker.
    • Doofenshmirtz himself also has his moments.
    • Linda when Candace tries to bust her brothers and when Candace is a Deadpan Snarker herself.
    • Ferb, with emphasis on "Deadpan".
    • Roger Doofenshmirtz's secretary Melony.
  • The Brain of Pinky and the Brain, usually in response to Pinky's insanity.
    Pinky: "Egad, you astound me, Brain!"
    Brain: "That was a simple task, Pinky."
  • Squirt of Pound Puppies (2010) tends to be one, particularly to Niblet and, somewhat less often, Strudel. Cookie, on the other hand, will snark on whomever, whenever.
  • Raggedy Andy in the Chuck Jones Raggedy Ann and Andy shorts.
    • From "The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile":
      Raggedy Andy: Why don't we just take someone else's pumpkin?
      Raggedy Ann: You can't make someone happy by making someone else sad!
      Raggedy Andy: Ever try it?
  • T.J., Vince, and Spinelli on Recess.
    • King Bob, when he's not being a Large Ham.
    • Apparently, Miss Grotke when she needs to be one.
  • C.A.R. on The Replacements, usually at Dick's expense.
  • Rocko from Rocko's Modern Life, but only when he's annoyed.
  • Graculus the Great Green Bird from The Saga of Noggin the Nog, right from his first line.
  • Velma from Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated can't seem to help herself
    • Surprisingly, Scooby Doo is one at times.
    • Daphne was one in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island ("If this is a mask Fred, it's a pretty darn good one!"), though Velma still had her moments.
    Daphne: "I need a real live ghost."
    Velma: "That's an oxymoron Daph!"
    • Fred and Shaggy have both had their moments over the years as well, even Scrappy.
  • Sparks on Sealab 2021.
  • Doyle from The Secret Saturdays. After the family finds out that the Kid Hero is the ultimate evil monster they were all trying to hunt down, the patriarch of the family forbids them to tell anyone about this.
    Doyle: Yeah, I was planning on a radio jingle, but I can cancel that.
    • His sister is the same. But then, what else can you expect from the voice actress of Shego?
  • The Simpsons.
    • Comic Book Guy to the point where he causes a sarcasm detector to self-destruct.
    • Lisa often fills this role occasionally, especially when interacting with the severely less intelligent Bart and Homer. While Lisa fought for things that she believed in the earlier seasons and actual took concern in Homer or Bart's dilemmas, she has been reduced to a pure example of this in the current seasons. "Beware of My Cheating Bart" is a text book example of this.
    • Bart can also act in this role when dealing with Homer.
    • Deconstructed briefly in "Homerpalooza" when Homer gets up on stage to perform his newfound skill of taking cannonballs to the gut:
      Teen #1: Oh, here comes that cannonball guy. He's cool.
      Teen #2: Are you being sarcastic, dude?
      Teen #1: I don't even know anymore...
  • Yoyo from Simsala Grimm is known for all sorts of sarcastic one-liners.
  • Nikki Wong on 6teen.
  • In the latter episodes, Stan from South Park has a habit of pinching the bridge of his nose and sigh, when other character does something stupid. He often exclaims "Dude, this is pretty fucked up right here" and, in "Child Abduction is Not Funny", he remarks to Kyle, "Dude, sometimes I think our parents are really stupid," and as they rejoin their families at the conclusion of the episode, "Jesus Christ, dude, they've done some stupid crap before, but, Jesus Christ...".
    • And there's Craig, who is the personification of this trope.
      Craig: ''Do you guys know why nobody else in School likes hanging out with you? ... Because you are always doing stuff like this. You are always coming up with a stupid idea to do something, and then it backfired, and then you end up in some foreign country, or in outer space, or something. ... That's why nobody likes hanging out with you guys.
      Craig: This is fun. Let's walk for miles through a spooky jungle. It just keeps getting better and better.
      Craig: Let's see what's in there. That's why you guys get into these situations. Because when you come across a spooky, ancient ruin, you say: "Let's see what's in there."
      • By the end of the episode, the four becomes very annoyed with his remarks and tell him things happen you just run with it.
    • The entire episode of Sarcstaball. Aren't you shocked as taser gun you guys?
  • Sponge Bob Square Pants
    • Squidward.
    • Sandy and Karen can also come off as this at times.
    • Patrick was one in the earlier episodes.
  • Obi-Wan in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. If anything, he's even deadpan snarkier in the show than he was in the movies.
    Obi-Wan: That's your plan? Just fly in there, land, hope they don't spot us, and walk in the door?
    Anakin: Basically.
    Obi-Wan: Oh, brilliant. Let's get going.
    • Also:
    Obi-Wan: You seem a bit on edge.
    Anakin: There's a good chance that we're about to destroy all life on this planet, including ours and the senator's. So yes, I'm a bit on edge! Why aren't you?
    Obi-Wan: (shrugs) I'm better at hiding it.
  • Alice from Superjail! is this.
  • Digeri Dingo from Taz-Mania is by far the most sarcastic character on the show.
  • Raphael is the resident snarker, in the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
    "He's not only from an alternate dimension, but also ancient Japan. So naturally, he speaks English."
    • The Shredder can occasionally be one as well.
    Bebop: Hey Boss, it's me, Bebop!
    Shredder: Really? And all this time I thought I was talking to Santa Claus.
    *Whilst all hell is breaking lose in the Kraang's base, with an alarm blaring in the background*
    Leonardo: Let's move.
    Raphael: Move where?
    Donatello: I... think those are power conduits.
    Raphael: Oh, that's really intesting! Thanks for sharing, Donny!
  • Raven in Teen Titans, sometimes even to the point of Crowning Moment of Funny:
    Beast Boy: See? [Blackfire] thinks I'm funny.
    Raven: Statistically, I suppose someone has to.
    • And:
      (unicorn statuette causes a secret door to open)
      Raven: Well, that's not suspicious...
    • Cyborg has his moments, too.
      Robin: (about Starfire) I have to find out if she's a threat.
      Cyborg: (behind his back) More like find out if she'll give him another kiss...
  • The last episode of The Tick featured superhero-in-training Sarcastro, a man dressed as Fidel Castro who was sarcastic. In fact, being really sarcastic was his only stated superpower, and the only time he got to use it in a heroic fashion (he spent most of the episode snarking at the Tick and the other superhero cadets) was when he faced down the Monster of the Week, a hitman using a suit of Powered Armor:
    Sarcastro: Oh, sure, I'm gonna fight you. (runs away)
  • Larry 3000 from Time Squad, which is rather obvious, since he's a Camp Gay Expy of the C-3P0.
  • Almost every character on Total Drama Island (except Lindsay) becomes a Deadpan Snarker over time due to the suffering they go through on a daily basis but Noah, Duncan, Gwen and Leshawna are the most prominent examples.
    • "Woo-hoo, way to throw those murder balls. Go team, go."
    • Even Mike's Split Personality Mal is shown to have shades of this in All-Stars as seen in "Moon Madness".
    Mal: (while pretending to be Mike) Wow Cam, you may just have a point.
  • Scourge occasionally plays this to Cyclonus in The Transformers.
    Cyclonus: (in reference to hearing moaning while inside Unicron's head, in Five Faces of Darkness Part 1) Must be the wind.
    Scourge: There is no wind in space.
    • Unicron himself is not a slacker in this department in The Movie.
    Megatron:"Nobody summons Megatron!"
    Unicron:"Then it pleases me to be the first."
    Megatron:"I have already crushed Optimus Prime with my bare hands!"
    Unicron:"You exaggerate."
    "Yes, SIR, Mr. Leader, sir!"
    • Even Optimus Prime gets in on this from time to time. It's sometimes hard to resist, given the state of cartoon villainy in the 80's.
    "Amazing. A booby trap that actually catches boobies."
    • Rodimus Prime is prone to this.
    Rodimus: Don't panic yet. Stay calm until we know what's going on. Then we'll panic.
    • It goes beyond Deadpan Snarking and straight into Gallows Humor and Black Comedy. For instance, when the Autobots and their two human allies appear to be stranded in space...
    Ultra Magnus: It could be months until we're found.
    Spike: Aw swell. What do Daniel and I do when the air runs out?
    Rodimus: Basically you'll have two choices: suffocate or smother.
  • Rattrap from Transformers: Beast Wars fits this role perfectly. He is snide, cynical, and sarcastic. He's notable for his frequent use of the phrase "We're all gonna die.", and constantly bickers with Dinobot, and, later, Depth Charge. He is, however, a capable soldier and, if need be, leader.
    Rattrap: Eh, command's a pain in the tail... especially with this pack of hyenas. You can keep it.
    • Blackarachnia, as the show's resident Dark Action Girl, also qualifies. Especially when dealing with Silverbolt.
  • Slapper, Gas Skunk, and Dark Scream do this a lot to their boss, Sky-Byte, in Transformers: Robots in Disguise.
  • Transformers Prime: Knock Out certainly has his moments.
    Knock Out (when Starscream bashes the MacGuffin on a table): Oh gee, why didn't I think of that?
    • Even Megatron has his moments of snarking.
      Megatron: (visiting the Autobot Base) So, this is where the magic happens... Quaint.
  • Ziggy, Joe and sometimes Diego from Trust Me Im A Genie.
  • Wakfu
  • Tino Tonitini of The Weekenders was brilliant at this.
    (a girl who humiliated Carver is waving at him at the beach)
    Carver: She's waving at me? Is there a law against this kind of thing?
    Tino: (deadpan) Oh yeah, they're enforced by the Federal Bureau of Waving.
  • Tecna in Winx Club sometimes acts like this.
  • The main characters of W.I.T.C.H. all have their moments. Irma Lair is the resident queen of snark.
  • Raimundo from Xiaolin Showdown, although not exactly deadpan, is still very snarky.
  • Basically every teenaged hero from Young Justice- and quite a few of the adults and villains, too. Probably the most obvious ones are Artemis and Robin I/Nightwing, the latter of which will snark even in the darkest situations.

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