"...in which a dorky white cop and a sassy black cop who uses the word 'motherfucker' the same way most of us would use a comma..."A character with a distinguishing characteristic of swearing noticeably more, or at least in harsher words, than the rest of the cast. Keep in mind that this is relative; if everyone swears a lot, that's not this trope, unless of course this character swears more loudly, more vulgarly, and more often than the rest of the cast combined. Conversely, in works where swearing is otherwise nonexistent, a character can be this even if the worst that comes out of their mouths would look very tame in other contexts. Not all works have one of these: a lot of the time most or all of the major characters use about the same amount of profanity, or if some do swear more it is not by enough of a margin to make it a noticeable aspect of the character. What matters here is that a character is set apart by swearing more than everyone (or nearly everyone) else in the same work. These characters are likely to drop Cluster F Bombs where they're allowed to. Otherwise they may be doomed to Gosh Dang It to Heck! or Angrish. Symbol Swearing, too, is an often effective option. May also be subjected to The Swear Jar. Contrast The Snark Knight. The trope name is an example of Sir Verb-A-Lot.
— Zero Punctuation, The House of the Dead: OVERKILL
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- The titular protagonists from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt do this so often and with such vulgarity (especially in the English dub, holy fuck) that they could practically be called the Trope Codifiers.
- Ironically, Panty and Stocking Anarchy, the two most foul-mouthed characters on the show, are angels. In contrast the two Demon sisters, Scanty and Kneesock, are two posh, high-class villains who never swear, despite their roles as the antagonists (though they do sometimes divulge in occasional sister-on-sister fun times). This makes the one time they do swear up a storm in the final episode have that much more impact.
- Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist sometimes has the tendency to do this, mostly when angered by mentions of his height.
- Jan Valentine from Hellsing. He also enjoys bringing up embarrassing bodily functions rather often.
- Revy of Black Lagoon is by far the most foul-mouthed character in the series, and is the most frequent contributor to its high volume of F-Bombs. See for yourself.
- The entire male half of the Straw Hat Pirates from One Piece; though justified in that since they are pirates, they would naturally "swear like sailors" all the time.
- Special mention goes to Sanji, who was actually raised by sailors and who trumps them all whitout even trying (his catchphrase is shit, usually as a prefix for someone male's nickname).
- King Dedede and Knuckle Joe from Kirby of the Stars anime. The fansubbers take it Up to Eleven.
- The English dub removes the use of profanity which is acceptable for Japanese children and inappropriate for American children. Needless to say, in the third-to-last episode, at one time it sounded like Dedede used a profane word at least once and only once, which was a simple, rare mistake left in the dub.
King Dedede: Hey. What is that damn thing?
Escargoon: Sire, how am I supposed to know? But whatever it is, I think our friend at Nightmare Enterprises would be very interested in it.
- The English dub removes the use of profanity which is acceptable for Japanese children and inappropriate for American children. Needless to say, in the third-to-last episode, at one time it sounded like Dedede used a profane word at least once and only once, which was a simple, rare mistake left in the dub.
- Agito from Air Gear has the F word as his catchphrase.
- Several characters from Axis Powers Hetalia:
- Romano, especially when he's around Germany.
- England claims to be a gentleman, but he becomes this when he's pissed off.
- Tony, America's alien friend.
- Molossia, at least when anyone who is not America is around.
- Belarus does this on occasions.
- Mochi America wasn't this at first, but he and his language got fouler as the series went on. He fits this trope so much that when this video was released, many fans had to be convinced that it was canon and not just a bizarrely obscene fanwork.
- Hiruma and his charming nicknames in Eyeshield 21.
- Although the series is ripe with cursing, most of it comes from Panty from
- Kyouko from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. By Japanese standards, her vocabulary is quite filthy, and at best is inappropriately masculine.
- Even more so, Nnoitora. Every other word he says is some form of "fuck," "shit," or "bitch."
- Ichigo Kurosaki himself also swears quite a bit, tending to resort to it not only when he's mad, but when he's simply annoyed, confused, or trash-talking opponents as well. Additionally, in the English dub, he ends up swearing at least as much, if not more so, than Grimmjow and Nnoitora. This is due to them having their language noticeably toned down compared to the original Japanese translation, while his language, due to not being quite as coarse to begin with, wasn't edited down much at all.
- Tayuya from Naruto is a Lady Swears-A-Lot.
Hidan: (After his head gets chopped off) You know what, Kakuzu? Go eat a dick.
- Hidan is an even bigger example.
- Minatsuki Takami from Deadman Wonderland. Taken Up to Eleven in the English dub.
- Ganta swears quite a lot, though not half as much as Minatsuki and only in certain situations.
- Jolyne Kujo of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure not only swears like a sailor, but also knows how to give the finger in four different languages.
- This seems to have been inherited from Jotaro, who wasn't exactly the cleanest-speaking person around.
- Echoes Act 3, Koichi's stand, also has a tendency to swear a lot.
- When Baccano! notes Victor Talbot's propensity to swearing in its Dramatis Personae, it is not kidding. If Victor is involved in a story, he is almost guaranteed to swear more than anyone else in it combined.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! swearing was pretty rare, even in the original version; two charaters that did (at least occassionally) were Pegasus and Rebecca. (Both were American characters, and it may not have been a coincidence. Bandit Keith was also American, and was depicted as scum.)
- Watt in Vamp! drops the first Precision F-Strike, and continues to pepper his speech with swear words for the rest of his scene.
- We also have Inuyasha himself using such language when he is angry, annoyed, to call people names sometimes, confused, after getting a sit command from Kagome, and for no reason at all. Where's the soap when you need it? Inuyasha could be Hidan's twin for all we know...
- In Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi when the main characters reach the American themed world, the hot dog vendor is a prime example.
- "Hey! F*cking Cowboy, F*cking Cowgirl! How the F*ck are you doing!?"
- Yusuke Urameshi, the main protaganist of YuYu Hakusho. While comparatively tame compared to a lot of other examples on this page, he swears way more than most of the other characters in the show, and is noticeably foul-mouthed by the standards of a shonen series, particularly in the uncut English dub, which itself, was noticeably salty by shonen standards at the time, and arguably still is. This is quite justified though, since he is portrayed as a snarky and extremely Hot-Blooded delinquent and Anti-Hero with a rough background/childhood. He's a good person at heart, but he doesn't like to show it except to the few he's particularly close with or when he's put in situations that really allow his morals to shine.
- Yata Misaki of K tends to is turn into this in fansubs and the English dub made him one as well. Though, to be fair, he does have a rather crass manner of speaking which is easiest translated as vulgar.
- Tokyo Ghoul has two primary offenders.
- Nishiki Nishio's favorite descriptive term for anything seems to be "shitty". When he begins working at Anteiku, he's reprimanded for his foul mouth....and promptly goes back to cursing up a storm after a brief pause. In the sequel, his foul mouth is one of the first clues that the mysterious Orochi is Nishiki.
- Ginshi Shirazu in the sequel, prone to Flipping the Bird and unleashing long strings of f-bombs when annoyed.
- Ryuko Matoi, the main character of Kill la Kill is this in spades, especially in the English dub. You see, she grew up as a Delinquent and has the appropriate vocabulary to match. Every time she trash talks, you can expect a flurry of profanity, about the only word she never uses is a Precision F-Strike.
- Christabella from the Silent Hill comics published by IDW. More jarring because the character is an Eldritch Abomination in the body of a little girl.
- Oyuki-Chan from Empowered cusses every third word, no matter what she's talking about and even when she's completely calm. Not for nothing is she referred to as "████ing Oyuki-Chan."
- Zodon, in PS238 is apparently a terrible pottymouth — which is especially bad given that he's an elementary school student. To keep him in line, he's been fitted with a brain chip which replaces his swear words with random nouns and verbs, and turns entire rants of obscenity into showtunes.
- The Punisher: Frank Castle tends to curse a lot; in his own series, this is common for most of the characters, but he also does it frequently when he appears in any other title. (Of course, he was once in the Marines...)
- Negan from The Walking Dead, he nearly defines this.
Negan: Shit fuck kid, calm the fuck down already! Jesus fucking christ, damn.
- Everybody swears in Cazador, but Balrog, one of the recurring bad guys, takes it to the extreme: the demon can only say swear words, and he usually spews them out in long, uninterrupted strings.
- In Lucky Luke, we have Hank the stagecoach driver, and Calamity Jane. The latter is contagious, at the the end of both stories in which she appears (Calamity Jane and Ghost Hunt), the other ladies who have been in her company are also swearing like sailors.
- Spider-Gwen does a good deal of Symbol Swearing in her book.
- In Saki After Story, Teru and Sumire do most of the swearing, with Teru having anger issues, and Sumire calling Teru's claims that Saki is not her sister "bullshit".
- In Origins, a Mass Effect/Star Wars/Borderlands/Halo Massive Multiplayer Crossover, Jack is noted to be this, but, as in canon she has to keep it down around her students, since there is an actual Swear Jar. To further lampshade her status, most of the other characters keep their cussing to a minimum.
- In Perfection Is Overrated, Hitomi Kirihara, a deconstruction of a Jerk Sue, swears significantly more than the other characters to reflect her abrasive personality and refusal to comply with social norms; she's essentially impossible to get along with when she's talking with other people instead of killing them. Natsuki and Nao have a fair amount of profanity compared to the rest of the cast.
- The main character of The Twilight Child is mentioned as swearing a lot, but the Narrative Profanity Filter and Hold Your Hippogriffs usually stops her from saying anything truly offensive, though she does get in a "bastard" at one point. However, when she's truly at the end of her rope, she prefers to unleash the foulest word she can think of: "Belgium."
- In the Star Trek Online fic-verse that started with Bait and Switch, the main viewpoint character Captain Kanril Eleya swears like a sailor, appropriately enough. Rarely does a chapter pass without a "phekk" or "sher hahr kosst". Other characters are more restrained, though there's still the occasional Precision F-Strike.
- In Sonic the Hedgehog Dark Fic Prison Island Break cursing is common, but Shadow is particularly coarse, to the point that the word 'fuck' ceases to have any more meaning than the word 'said'.
Shadow: Aw, fuckaroonies.
- Veronica "Ronnie" Weasley, a Gender Flipped version of Ron Weasley from the fic Weasley Girl is about as fond of swearing as her canon male counterpart, but gets censored a lot less and is allowed to drop a few F-bombs:
"I'LL KILL THAT FUCKING BASTARD!" Said about Voldemort/Quirrell, after he's placed her under the Imperius curse and Harry manages to break her out of it.
- Happy Gilmore: After he misses a putt, the censor-bleeps can't keep up with him.
- In Bruges: Harry peppers every other noun in his speech with a "fucking" adjective.
- Roman Moronie in Johnny Dangerously sends this up.
- "What a mouth on that guy!"
- People swear in Tropic Thunder, but Tom Cruise's character is possibly the king of this trope. He has a dirtier mouth than Eric Cartman and Jay put together.
"First, take a big step back and literally FUCK YOUR OWN FACE!"
- Tom Cruise is also the sole reason for Rain Man's R-Rating. He's the only character who swears in the movie and it has no significant acts of violence.
- It's a pretty memorable trait of his character in Magnolia as well.
- Speaking of Magnolia, on top of Tom Cruise's character, Earl and Linda Partridge are also pretty good examples of this trope, especially Linda. This is already a movie where a lot of the characters are quite liberal when it comes to using Cluster F Bombs, but in just about every scene Linda's in, she takes the usage of the trope Up to Eleven, which is quite an accomplishment in a movie like that.
- Frank Booth from Blue Velvet who drops F bombs at least once per sentence. Made more apparent in that he is the only character in the film to use the word (besides a character who does it at Frank's request).
- Detective David Mills from Se7en.
Mills: Fucking Dante! Goddamn poetry-writing faggot, piece of shit! Fucker!
- Everybody swears in The Departed, but Sgt. Dignam hardly says a sentence without using a swear word.
Queenan: Staff Sergeant Dignam has a style of his own. I'm afraid we all have to get used to it.
- Joe Pesci in almost everything he's in. His performances in Goodfellas and Casino are particularly infamous in this regard. Averted in Home Alone and its sequel, appropriately enough; instead of actual swear words, Harry curses in Angrish — the worst word we actually hear him say is "cojones". Allegedly Chris Columbus created a Swear Jar to discourage this sort of thing around the child actors, and Pesci was said to have filled it in a single day.
- Every sentence spoken by the killer in Curse of the Zodiac is laced with profanities.
- Charlie's "sons" in Me, Myself, and Irene, mainly due to Charlie allowing them to watch Richard Pryor stand-up comedy at a very young age, and Chris Rock stand-up when they are older.
- The Dude and Walter in The Big Lebowski.
The Stranger: Do you really have to use so many cuss words?The Dude: What the fuck are you talking about?
- Gunnery Sergeant Hartman and Animal Mother in Full Metal Jacket. The former is a master Drill Sergeant Nasty who has swearing down to an art form that lets him easily condition insolent new recruits, browbeating them into submission. The latter is a young, gung-ho military brat with a foolish, hot-blooded confrontational streak.
- Ralphie's dad from A Christmas Story, though it's mostly just unintelligible shouting due to censoring.
Adult Ralphie: My father worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium, a master.
- Little Miss Sunshine has the grandpa, and later on, Dwayne, starting when he realizes he's color blind and therefore, can't fly planes. He breaks his vow of silence with an enormous Atomic F-Bomb, and from there, most of his limited dialogue consists of one small Cluster F-Bomb after another.
- Osbourne Cox from Burn After Reading, who is responsible for approximately half of the F-words in the entire film. Unlike other examples, he only curses when he's angry, but since he has a Hair-Trigger Temper, this happens almost all the time.
- Gawain MacSam from the remake of The Ladykillers. A couple of the one scene characters shown near the beginning such as Weemack and the tv commercial director could qualify as well. Gee, The Coen Brothers sure like having these types of characters in their movies, don't they?
- Kyle in 50/50, although considering he's played by Seth Rogen, this probably doesn't surprise anyone.
- The Abe Lincoln Impersonator in Mister Lonely. "I'm Abe Fucking Lincoln!" indeed.
- The entire 21 Jump Street film series is such an epic swearfest that it's almost easier to list characters that cuss all the time than it is to name ones that don't. However, there is still no one else that can match the proficiency of the well-oiled swearing machine that is Captain Dickson.
- Charles and Cary from Super 8, especially Charles. If you pay attention, somewhere between 80 to 90 percent of that language in the film is from these two alone, in large part because of their tendency to drop Cluster S Bombs whenever the gang gets in stressful situations.
- Sheriff J.W. Pepper from the James Bond installments, Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun swears noticeably often for any character from a James Bond movie. He even came close to being the first one in the entire series to use the F-word, but was censored on a couple of occasions. That honor now belongs to M in Skyfall.
- Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty. "They say the fuckin' smog is the fuckin' reason you have such beautiful fuckin' sunsets."
- Heavenly Creatures has John/Nicholas, who says "Damn" a lot.
- Ethel in Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, who constantly drops f-bombs.
- The Shawshank Redemption has abundant swearing throughout, but a lot of it comes from Captain Byron Hadley.
- Pazuzu in The Exorcist, the demon that takes Demonic Possession of Regan and causes her to scream lots of obscenities.
- Hit-Girl from the Kick-Ass movies, more notable due her young age (12 in the first and 15 in the second). Quite tellingly, in the second movie her guardian had set up a swear jar at the start of it, and by the end she finished filling the second one.
- Lieutenant Vincent Hanna from the 1995 film Heat. Not surprising seeing as how he's played by Al Pacino, the same man who gave us Tony Montana from Scarface (1983).
- Brutish from the adult animated film "Tarzoon Shame Of The Jungle", rarely did he let a sentence go by without an f-bomb thrown in.
- Inverted in The Objective. While other characters swear almost constantly, Benjamine Keynes does not utter a single damn, hell, or even goshdarn it in the entire movie, which is impressive considering the psychological trauma he experiences.
- Nathan from Ex Machina, uses the F word casually and liberally in conversation. Since the other characters hardly swear at all, it really stands out that he swears more than the rest of the cast put together.
- Fletcher in Whiplash can't seem to voice one sentence in his music class without using foul language.
- In A Brother's Price Jerin's sister Heria, having forgotten the password, confirms her identity by uttering swearwords that would have "made her grandfather blush and her grandmothers proud". Apparently, her grandmothers were even worse.
- Ron (it's implied he learned them from Fred and George) from the Harry Potter books and films doesn't get to drop any F-bombs, but most of the other characters aren't noted in the narrative to "swear loudly" or say "bloody hell" nearly as much as him. When discussing getting profanity past her editors, Rowling noted this caused the most trouble with Ron's dialogue, as he's definitely the kind of person who'd swear. He does get away with "effing" in the books, as does Uncle Vernon.
- Colonel Sebastian "Basher" Moran, as presented (by himself) in The Hound of the D'Urbervilles, swears a lot, though in the text, its mostly dashed out, so he says "f—-ing c—t!" and things of that nature. There's also a lot of English slang for dirty words.
- Krystal, Terri, and pretty much all the rest of the Weedon family in The Casual Vacancy use the f-word in the same way a normal person would use a comma.
- Wild Rhona and one-scene character Sapphire Culpepper from A Harvest Of War swear a lot more than the other characters and are the only ones who use Country Matters.
- Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye, whose constant cussing was one of the main reasons the book created so much controversy on its first publication. Oddly enough, despite his knack for using other words all the time, he actually dislikes the F-word — mainly because he's tired of seeing it in graffiti in public places.
- The hunchbacked sorcerer Beldin in The Belgariad has a hideous body, horrid manners and an equally foul mouth. But underneath it all, he's just a big softie.
- Uno from Wheel of Time gets called out on this by other characters, especially Nynaeve.
- Subverted with Mr. Tulip, who doesn't --ing swear. He just says "--ing" a --ing lot.
- A Song of Ice and Fire has a few (who still stand out thanks to Loads and Loads of Characters). Gregor Clegane and Rorge have never actually met but still seem to be competing to see who can swear more while committing horrific acts of rape and dismemberment, but there's an otherwise irrelevant Mook nicknamed "Shitmouth" who can out-swear them both (but is otherwise mostly harmless). In A Dance With Dragons, Asha interacts with Ser Clayton Suggs, a low born knight, and about 90% of those interactions consist of him calling her the c-word in the heat of battle (though he apologizes for it later). Having said that, Asha is distinctly unafraid of bringing out the heavy-duty language herself, particularly for a Lady in this series. Just, not to that degree. Still notable, though.
- Sharon/Shaz from the Bridget Jones books and movies, "Likes to say 'fuck'. A lot".
- "Sally" Sweet in the Stephanie Plum series. He can barely get through a sentence without at least one F-bomb.
- Unusual Euphemism and Narrative Profanity Filter protect the viewers' eyes, but Grood in Lord Brocktree appears to be this. "Gorokkah! How'd that splitten flitten gurgletwip get up so high?"
- The title character in Stephen King's novel Dolores Claiborne, who says she is a foul-mouthed woman which probably comes from having lived a foul life.
- In The Heroes of Olympus, Arion is apparently this. We never hear any of it, because it's a kids' novel, and Arion only speaks horse, but Percy (who can speak horse) said several times that he's going to have to wash Arion's mouth out with soap.
- In Those That Wake, Mike has the record of the most profanity in the book.
- In Geoph Essex's Jackrabbit Messiah: Indra. None of the cast is outright averse to swearing, and Pen Duffy probably does it more than most, but nobody in most books can hold a candle to Indra when it comes to sheer creativity and volume of swearing. He has very few lines where he doesn't say something completely revolting - it's just how he holds a conversation, and there's no Narrative Profanity Filter. He's also just a ten-year-old kid. (Though he's actually a god.)
- In Hyperion Cantos, the poet Martin Silenus. At one point in his backstory, he could only use seven words, most of which were bodily functions, swear words, or both.
- Minho from The Maze Runner Trilogy likes to throw around all of the made up slang from the Glade at every opportunity.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike. Some of this is due to Did Not Do the Bloody Research, but it's also a character trait.
- Dave from Flight of the Conchords drops all but one of the F-bombs on the show. Those of the duo's songs that contain the F-word have helpfully been modified to use "flip" instead, as the characters they play in the show aren't given to swearing.
- Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) from The Thick of It and its spin off movie In the Loop was robustly famous/infamous for being a man whose favorite word started with a capital "F" and cropped up in nearly every sentence he spoke. So much so that when Capaldi was cast as the Twelfth Doctor, fans joked that Twelve would be a swear-happy Time Lord. But that would never fly past the censor on a show watched by impressionable kids parroting the always iconic Doctor's easily quotable lines and catchphrases.
- Also from those works, Jamie Macdonald, nicknamed "The Crossest Man In Scotland."
- And in The Thick of It's Spiritual Successor Veep, Selina Meyer has a mouth just as filthy as Malcolm's, if not even more louder and fouler, especially since she's the Vice President and eventually, the President.
- Vince from Mongrels who is clinically incapable of getting through a sentence without at least three swearwords.
- Calamity Jane in Deadwood has the notable distinction of being the most foul mouthed character in a Cluster F-Bomb cast. She keeps a swear jar for whenever she swears around little Sophia, with the intention of giving her the money.
- Don't forget Al Swearengen. He's at least as infamous for this as Calamity Jane is, if not more (although even he refers to Jane as a "sewer mouth").
- Sir Gwain in Merlin. While it is a family show, and therefore the number of swears is limited, more than once he has sworn in the background in an indistinct manner, sounding like fuck.
- Debra Morgan was even swearing more than anyone as a child, according to a flashback. Dexter introduces her to the viewers on the first episode as, "my foul-mouthed step sister". Once, when being confronted by an Internal Affairs agent, over the course of the conversation, she manages to use every single obscenity in the English language, excluding racial slurs. When she's forced to give a press conference, she can't help dropping an f-bomb on air. When she sees herself on tv later, complete with bleeped-out obscenity, her response, in a hospital waiting room full of kids: "oh, fuck."
- Surprise, motherfucker! James Doakes is pretty foul-mouthed as well. The difference between him and Debra is that the latter mostly uses it as filler; Doakes generally curses a lot out of genuine anger and disgust.
- Batiatus from Spartacus: Blood and Sand, especially when he's suffering from a Villainous Breakdown. And in a show where virtually every character makes liberal use of the Cluster F-Bomb, that's really saying something.
Batiatus: "I speak...of being fucked! And I will not, not be fucked, you fucking fuck, you fucking cock-sucking, you hemorrhoid-sucking fuck, you fuck!"
- Most of the cast from Boardwalk Empire is quite used to dropping profanity all over the place, but the Commodore sticks out as being the worst. The part that may surprise some people about it is that he's a SENIOR.
- Inverted by Omar in The Wire — in spite of being a major Badass, he's the only character who refuses to curse and admonishes others for doing so constantly. This is the show whose Establishing Series Moment was Bunk and McNulty communicating entirely through the word "fuck" for a scene.
- All the characters swear in Good God, but Danny McClure's profanity-laden rants are particularly epic and occur nearly every time he speaks.
- A short Mr. Show sketch features Reverend Winston Dupree, who preaches while doing this.
- Jack Bauer in 24 is most notably well-known for his catchphrase, "Damn it".
- Detective Manners on The X-Files "Rashomon"-Style episode "Jose Chung's From Outer Space". The good detective uses lots of bleeps, blanks and blankety-blank bleeps.
Manners: (to Mulder) Well, thanks a lot! You really bleeped up this case.(Cut to Scully talking to Chung)Scully: Well, of course, he didn't actually say "bleeped". He said...Chung: I'm, uh, familiar with, uh, Detective Manners' colorful phraseology.
- Everyone in Strike Back is prone to letting loose a Cluster F-Bomb in tense situations, but Damien Scott takes the cake. If he's not swearing, he's probably not conscious. When he regains consciousness, expect him to start up again almost immediately.
- The Informed Ability of Eli Gold in The Good Wife in the episode where he's introduced. Peter warns him to watch his mouth in front of his kids... and Eli doesn't say a bad word since, even when it'd be appropriate.
- From Cutey Honey The Live, we have Duke Watari, a Panther Claw member in charge of arms manufacturing. He's usually a calm and collected individual, but if slighted in the very least, he will let loose Surprisingly Good English swearing.
- Spirited has Henry Mallet, who says a swear word of some description almost every other word. This is in contrast to his love interest Suzy, who at first can only manage the utterly feeble "Eff off, you dead...dick!".
- Sandor Clegane, AKA "The Hound", from Game of Thrones, has the notable distinction of being one of, if not the most foul-mouthed character in a series which not only contains Loads and Loads of Characters, but where a good chunk of them aren't the least bit shy of at least occasionally dropping memorably profane lines. The Hound however, is so profane that using the F-word towards the king and by extension, the kingdom, is practically a Catch Phrase for him.
- One article in Playboy gave the number of cuss words in every interview they had published, and then said that more than half of them were in the interview with Snoop Dogg. Considering the magazine's more than fifty-year history, that's really saying something.
- Just about every rap musician. As Eminem summed up:
Will Smith don't gotta cuss in his raps to sell records, Well, I do, So fuck him and fuck you too!
- Many a rock musician, even if the lyrics are normally profanity-free.
- It seems to have rubbed off on his longtime guitarist, Zakk Wylde, who swears as much or maybe even more than Ozzy does.
- Miley Cyrus, at least compared to a few years before, tends to lean on this trope at times in 2013. May be part of the reason her Bangerz album from that year was released in clean and explicit versions.
- Joel Zimmerman, A.K.A. Deadmau5. He's known to be especially bad whenever he gets enraged or enthusiastic, but even in a normal mood, he's quite the guttermouth. Read almost any quotes from his interviews and postings on Twitter and Facebook: odds are that the majority will have some sort of cuss word in them, if not plenty in some cases.
- Alexi Laiho. He writes the lyrics for nearly all of Children of Bodom's songs, and it's extremely difficult to find a song that doesn't have swearing in the lyrics. Ditto for his actual personality; if anything, he swears even more when simply talking.
- X Japan would like to present Yoshiki and Toshi, the latter being a subverted example. Yoshiki has a definite love of the Cluster F-Bomb and the random f-bomb, while Toshi is better known for the Atomic F-Bomb and the unexpected digressions into Too Much Information.
- Rat of Pearls Before Swine, whose swearing is censored with symbols.
- It is implied in one strip of Beetle Bailey that Sergeant Snorkel, of all the soldiers at Camp Swampy, was the absolute worst when it came to swearing. Basically, the resident minister of the camp was complaining to one of the officers about the amount of swearing going on at the camp, and suggests Sarge teach them not to swear, to the officer's shock and exasperation. It then cuts to Sarge accidentally hurting himself with a tack that he was going to place on a bulletin board, and utters a long list of profanities (all censored), and the officer, telling the minister, who is covering his ears, that the long list of profanities he is uttering is only for a tack prick, implying that the list is even longer and far more profane with more serious injuries/more angering situations.
- In one 2013 strip, he shows Beetle he has a degree in cussing. ("Master's in Maledictation".)
- It's probably a carryover from the Drill Sergeant Nasty character, although Sarge isn't leading basic training and isn't particularly nasty otherwise. Other sergeants in Camp Swampy are the same — another company once challenged Beetle's with "our sergeant can out-swear yours!" (Snorkel wins).
- Darryl MacPherson in Baby Blues has a swearing problem (particularly when irritated or after injuring himself, with him once somehow managing to write a swear word on a note identifying a coffee table that was intended to help one of the kids identify furniture after stubbing his leg on it).
- Grampa Freeman from The Boondocks is quite foul-mouthed, in particular with the N-word, having done so at least 46 times the day before in one case.
- John Alex in Of Dice and Men. His swearing is not only profane but creative, sometimes managing to be filthy without using any of the classic four-letter words.
- The Wolf Among Us: Toad wins the prize, cursing constantly, even to his young son.
- Shadow the Hedgehog was the first Sonic-franchise character to swear, most notably in his self-titled Gaiden Game where he swears repeatedly in cut-scenes and nearly every time he gets hit.
- Cid and Barret in Final Fantasy VII.
Cid: "Shut up! Sit your ass down in that chair, and drink your goddamn tea!"
- Kanji in Persona 4. Although he eventually gets over it after Character Development turns him from Chaotic Neutral to Chaotic Good.
"I'm gonna renovate your ass!"
- Gryz in Phantasy Star IV does this by being the only person to swear in the entire game.
- Jr. in Xenosaga. Notable in that he looks like a preteen boy.
- The Metal Gear Solid series is usually conservative when it comes to swear words, but Senator Steven Armstrong from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance takes the cake as the most foul-mouthed character in the entire franchise. He has a Badass Boast sporting five consecutive sentences starting with an F-bomb!
- Ragna The Bloodedge and Kokonoe both tend to drop Cluster S.o.B. Bombs in BlazBlue.
Ragna: Take this, you son of a bitch!
Kokonoe: You son of a bitch! Do you know how hard it was to find you?!
"OK, what makes you think I give two shits about a vampire tea-party?""Hey, shitty vampire? Who's laughing now?""Yeah, a huge failure. Real pain in the ass to keep the Cauldron under control. But hey, we learned all sorts of shit in the process, so, you know..."
- Kokonoe takes her language much further than that, often getting creatively censored as a result. Let's try this dialogue from Rachel's gag reel in Continuum Shift:
Noel: Ms. Kokonoe. What were you going to do to Mr. Ragna the Bloodedge after you put him to sleep?
Kokonoe: Well, no reason not to tell you. First I intended to take his XXX and put it in a XXX . Maybe a little XXX too? My goodness, I can only imagine what his XXX will XXX !
Noel: Wh-wh-WHAT?! How could you stoop so low? That's totally unfair!
Kokonoe: Like I care. Keep dreaming, kid. I'm gonna make Ragna mine!
- Hazama is pretty bad for this as well.
"Meh. I should quit bitching. A job's a job. Can't help the family out just sitting on my tail.""Sleepy? That baby's wide awake - and pissed!""What the fuuu-?"
- Makoto isn't as bad as the previous offenders, but she is still quite a potty mouth.
"You little bitch!, Piss off""You. Piece of Shit!""You little shit, DIE!""You little bastard, I'll end you"
- Ragna somehow manages to surpass himself in sheer profanity in some newly recorded lines for Chronophantasma
- Kokonoe takes her language much further than that, often getting creatively censored as a result. Let's try this dialogue from Rachel's gag reel in Continuum Shift:
- Jack in Mass Effect 2.
- In Mass Effect 3, she has to continually cut her curses short whenever her students are listening. She does get the chance to cut loose on Joker at the end, though we cut to the next scene before it gets a chance to get going. By the Citadel DLC, without any students around, she's back in form.
- Bulletstorm was called "Captain Swearword's Big Fuckin' Adventure" by RockPaperShotgun for good reason, but Grayson is surprised by the walking, talking swear factory that is General Sarrano.
- While not quite on the same level as Sarrano, neither Grayson or Trishka are particularly lacking in this department.
- Kainé from NieR. The very first thing you hear when booting up the game is her delivering a truly splendid Cluster F-Bomb to Weiss.
- Detective Isaac Washington from The House of the Dead: OVERKILL. Considering he's the primary contributor to the game's 189 F-bombs on a normal playthrough, enough for a Guinness World Record, the game certainly earns its title. His first line of dialogue and Establishing Character Moment is "Whassup, motherfucker!"
- Garlot and Leon in Blaze Union, both of whom have awful tempers. After the Time Skip in route A, Garlot's new speech patterns as Gulcasa have him swearing a bit less and becoming more eloquent—probably due to coaching by Nessiah.
- In Neptunia, out of the four goddesses of Gamindustri, White Heart is the one that drops the highest amount of S-bombs. As a sample, a few lines she says during the first game's intro sequence:
White Heart: I won't let any of you selfish, icy bitches take the title of True Goddess!White Heart: (Having received a derisive comment from Green Heart about her flat chest) The hell's that? Listen to that crap, talkin' out yer ass! I'll kill you! DIE!
- Dana Mercer from [PROTOTYPE], notable not for swearing the most out of all the cast (which includes her salty-mouthed and hot-tempered brother and several dozen soldiers, who swear like, well, soldiers), but for swearing so much and so colorfully that the Blackwatch trooper in the middle of kidnapping her was taken aback. Her favorite appears to be the f-bomb and its variants.
- The Witcher: Thaler has a mouth about a magnitude fouler than that of any other character in the game. That says quite a lot, as pretty much everyone swears regularly and he still manages to stick out.
- Enzo in Bayonetta swears even when it doesn't make sense to swear. It's likely that he swears the most out of everyone in the game, despite having the least screentime and the fact that the game has no shortage of F-bombs.
- The Left 4 Dead series takes full advantage of being Rated M, and drops more S bombs than you can shake a stick at. However, of all the characters, Coach and Francis stand out. Just try going a full sixty seconds without hearing them swear, it will fail.
Nick: He's like a five-year-old with guns. And a comprehensive grasp of every swear word in the English Language.
- Lampshaded by Nick regarding Ellis.
- Feinne's Let's Play of Soul Nomad & the World Eaters recorded the number of times Gig swore. Oh, and Gig is definitely this trope.
"Yeah, I said "shit" 33 times. Got a problem with it, numbnuts?"
- Dylan in Duke Nukem Forever swears in virtually every sentence, and quite often more than once per sentence. Becomes hilarious in the DLC when he shrinks and continues swearing with the voice of a chipmunk.
- Mister Torgue in Borderlands 2, to such a hilarious extent that his company's shareholders installed a censorship device into his vocal cords to bleep out his cursing.
- While the splicers from BioShock say a fair amount of curses, the Brute splicer from BioShock 2 takes the cake as the most foul-mouthed, using almost every swear word known to man right up to Country Matters (although he's British, the word isn't as offensive where he comes from as it is in North America).
- Zed the Punk Rock Zombie, the first boss in Lollipop Chainsaw. He attacks you by yelling swear words that become physical and come flying at you, and he also yells several insults like "I'M GONNA RIP OPEN YOUR CHEST AND SHIT IN YOUR RIBCAGE!", "I THINK YOU PISSED YO' PAAAAAANTS!", and "YOU THINK THAT HURT ME? I JUST JIZZED A LITTLE!"
- Ellie from The Last of Us is an incredibly foul-mouthed little girl who swears more than most of the adult characters and provides one of the biggest aversions of Children Are Innocent in gaming. Observe.
- The in-game profile for Sully from Fire Emblem Awakening describes her mouth as one that would make sailors blush. Granted, this is a T-rated game, so she's mild compared to most examples.
- Kumatora in Mother 3, being the tomboy that she is. Lighter as well, to a lesser extent.
- The only reason Knytt Underground has an M rating is because Cilia exists.
- Compared to the rest of the cast of Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy, Prishe drops mild swears much more often. Most notable are her quote for being called in as an assist character "It's about damn time!" and having "Aw hell!" instead of a death scream.
- No More Heroes: over the course of both games, Travis;
- Says "Fuck" 32.5 times. note
- Says "Shit" 19 times.
- Says "Hell" 18 times.
- Says "Damn" 13 times.
- Says "Bitch" 9 times.
- Says "Ass" 8 times.
- Says "Bastard" 2 times.
- and that's just Travis, mind you.
- Swaine in Ni no Kuni, which is especially notable as the rest of the game is otherwise fairly innocent and kid-friendly. Of course, the worst he ever says is "Dammit," but it's still somewhat surprising.
- In Metal Gear Solid 3, The Fury is an angry, angry man. His rage-induced vulgarity stands out since the other members of the Cobra Unit are not nearly as coarse. For instance, if you attempt to damage his protective suit, you'll certainly know if you succeed, because he'll take a moment to yell "Son of a BITCH!" loud enough to be heard anywhere in his Boss Room, even over the roaring fires caused by his flamethrower and jetpack.
- Everyone in Metal Arms: Glitch in the System curses at least a bit, but Krunk, the short, squat, peg-legged Droid mechanic, is constantly being bleeped out. Even the name of the level where you play him, F&!?ing Krunked, has to be censored out.
- Richard "Demo Dick" Marcinko from Rogue Warrior over-uses swear words to a hilarious degree. During gameplay, he rarely opens his mouth without spewing a series of random curses.
- Mayor MacCready from Fallout 3. He is notable for swearing more than any other character in the game, especially when it comes to dropping F-bombs (which is rare for the M-rated Fallout series). It's more jarring when you first meet him, considering how he's only twelve years old himself.
- Foxy in Five Nights at Fuckboy's never says anything without dropping an F-Bomb somewhere.
Phantom Foxy: GET FUCKING FUCKED YOU MOTHERFUCKING MOTHERFUCKER
- The protagonist of Dra Koi was translated with an extremely foul mouth to get across his Only Sane Man attitude across. He's surrounded by crazy idiots, so the frustration is understandable.
- Mondo Oowada from Dangan Ronpa swears significantly more than any of the other students.
- Bob the Crab from The Dugs - Baseball Comics tends to be the only cussing character in The Las Vegas Tsunami. His speech is usually bleeped out by black boxes with alternative wording.
- Homestuck: Karkat Vantas and Eridan Ampora as well, to a lesser extent. Eridan seems to use harsh language as a Verbal Tic resulting from his generally poor linguistic skills, but Karkat's just always crabby.
- Dave Strider as well. Amusingly, both Dave and Karkat are Knights in Sburb, taking this trope name quite literally.
- The biggest swearer in the series, though, is Gamzee, who seems to begin, end, punctuate, and sometimes even make up different forms of curse words in his speech. Before he goes insane it doesn't even seem like he's angry so much as it's a Verbal Tic.
- Nick Zerhakker from Skin Horse, but he has a profanity filter which changes them to family-friendly words.
- Those sweet fukken dwarves in Oglaf!
- Ansem Retort: Andrew Jackson, motherfucker! Duke (the writer) received complaints about Andrew Jackson's language, and responded by deliberately giving Jackson some pointless profanity in the next strip, including the only uses of the N-word and Country Matters in the entire comic.
- Alex Williams, the titular Captain SNES: The Game Masta. The author of the comic was once asked why he swears so much, and replied thusly:
"Some people just have a potty mouth. Alex is one of those people."
- Coyote from Drugs & Kisses not only swears the most, but is the only character in the comic to drop the occasional C-Bomb
- Jesus the Whimsicott, dumbasses!
- X-Pletive from Essaybee Comics Presents Fusion gets his power from cursing. It's always blacked out (being an all-ages comic), but you can tell he has a very colorful vocabulary.
- Freija in The Senkari swears like a soldier, maybe because she is one.
- On-camera, Tabitha from Pulse is mostly just a Deadpan Snarker, but it's implied that out of frame, she is extremely foulmouthed.
- Adrestia from morphE frequently drops S-Bombs and though far less often, Billy has his finger on the F-Bomb button.
- Dusty from Matt N Dusty is one of the few characters on the show to swear.
- Red vs. Blue. Pretty much every character needs to wash their mouth out at some point, but by far the worse offender is Caboose's mental image of Church.
- Ultra Fast Pony is a (sort of) profanity-free series. Twilight Sparkle stands out for being the one character involved in the most Curse Cut Short and Cluster Bleep Bomb gags to date. And her Catch Phrase is "Dammit!"
- In If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device, it's hard to find fifteen seconds where the Emperor is on screen and doesn't use "fucking" in some way.
- The Mad Mad Mario series is basically what Mario would be if it was adult rated.
- A lot of Youtubers in general are like this, but it's particularly noticeable with some, particularly female comedians, when it seemingly clashes with their general image. Serial offenders include Catie "Boxxy" Wayne, occasional pinup Jenna Marblesnote , and Grace Helbig. On the other hand, played straight with Mamrie Hart, whose onscreen persona revolves around being a drunken slut with a fascination with potty humor. (It all works.)
- While many characters swear in Survival of the Fittest, there are a few that are... particularly notable. Adam Dodd, Kris Hartmann (in multiple languages!), Dorian Sanders, and Jimmy Brennan are such examples.
- Deimos from the Insane Cafe Series swears far more than anyone else.
- The Angry Video Game Nerd, when compared with... just about everyone else, ever.
The Nerd: Holy shit!
- Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 as well, if not more so. However, he will not tolerate blasphemy.
Super Mecha Death Christ: (blasts the Nerd) Watch your fucking language!
- GI Proz: While most members are fond of swearing, David Da Nugget takes the cake for shear volume and density.
- Swearing actually isn't that commonplace on AJCO, but Kube is the exception. Shits and fuckin's are scattered throughout their dialogue in all the places another person might say 'um' or 'er'.
- Inverted by Linkara, who swears a lot less than his fellow reviewers at That Guy with the Glasses
- Further Inverted in that, when he does swear, he typically uses 'lighter' profanities as opposed to F bombs and such. Perhaps the only reviewer on the site who swears less than Linkara is That Dude in the Suede.
- The Nostalgia Critic, on the other hand, is...prone to getting worked up, shall we say, especially when the movie he's watching is at the calibre of The Neverending Story III.
- The Engineer in True Capitalist wouldn't count under most circumstances, except F-bombs are the only understandable ones he ever speaks.
Mrrmarragharrgasawrra fuck you mrrgahrmrragahgrrahhh!
- In Engines of Creation, the characters of Sergeant Boone and Lily Rasmussen are exceptionally adept at throwing numerous swear words into their dialogue.
- Combine this trope with Hair-Trigger Temper and you've got Michael Jones of Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter's Rage Quit.
- Skidmark from Worm is far from the only person in the story who swears, but he is heads and shoulders above the rest in terms of sheer creativity of vulgarity.
- Monica Ray from Strip Search is, based on not only her looks but her art style as well, the last person in the cast you would expect to tell you about her desire to fornicate with your mom, or her frequent rhetorical soiling of her own pants, or say "shitting dick nipples" in any context whatsoever. But there she stands. Quoth her Twitter:
"An actual sailor came to my booth and said my cursing made him blush #stripsearch"
- In Noob, Master Zen is another case of Hair-Trigger Temper induced swearing. Couette actually once called him something along the lines of "the guy who's using swear words all the time".
- Egoraptor on Game Grumps can be this trope sometimes, like in the early Jeopardy! episode.
- The Unusual Suspect swears quite a bloody lot.
- Mr Repzion swears in most of his videos.
- Cammy of A Couple of Cunts in the Countryside swears more the more he drinks.
- Let's player Azurite Reaction loves to say a swear word in just about every sentence, and often dumps Cluster F Bombs when he gets angry or frightened. It just serves to make him even funnier.
- Cr1tikal is the trope personified. If you see a video without him uttering the word "nipples" or "fuck", you are not actually seeing one of his videos.
- Fowlmouth/Foulmouth from Tiny Toon Adventures; bleeps in the show, "Dad Gum" in The Movie. It's noted, however, that Fowlmouth cleans up his language when there are little kids nearby.
- Though almost everyone in South Park swears except for Butters (usually), most of it comes from Eric Cartman. Kenny McCormick is also known to have an incredibly filthy mouth (sometimes even moreso than Cartman), but most of what he says is unintelligible anyway.
- Parodied on Codename: Kids Next Door with Pottymouth, a rarely seen villain who uses child-caliber profanity in literally every sentence he utters.
"Oh, go flush yourself down a pee-pee-hole, you toilet paper covered doody head!"
- Palpatine in the Robot Chicken Star Wars specials was probably the worst offender in regards to swearing. In particular, he uttered exactly nine usages of the F-word, six of which were in a chain, in the skit where Vader calls him at his office when telling him about the destruction of the Death Star. He later gives four usages of the F-word in a later skit detailing his bad day on the Death Star, two of which were, again, in a chain. In fact, with the exception of two Stormtroopers in Episode II and Lando Calrissian, a large majority of the more profane language (ie, the ones that are required to be bleeped out when in syndication) are from Palpatine's mouth.
- The alien that keeps shouting, "DAMN IT, DAMN IT, DAMN IT!!!" in triplicate whenever his and his less blue partner in crime's plans go horribly wrong.
- How can we discuss Robot Chicken and not mention the queen of the guttermouths, Bitch Pudding?
- Velvet Von Black from The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is a female version of this trope, who literally cusses at least once in just about every single sentence.
- Calhoun is one of these in comparison to the rest of the Wreck-It Ralph cast. Being a Disney movie, it's on the Gosh Dang It to Heck! and creative expletives level.
- The Cleveland Show: Larry Box, the "casually profane" mayor of Stoolbend.
- Dexter and DeeDee's rude halves from the Dexter's Laboratory Banned Episode "Rude Removal".
- Boomhauer in the Hungarian dub of King of the Hill replaces his Verbal Tics with random cuss words, at least in the first six seasons. After that, the dub became clean.
- One episode of Phineas and Ferb is set on a steampunk past. The counterpart of Perry the Platypus in said episode is Sweary the Swan. Despite only making swan noises, everyone seems to be disturbed about the language he uses.
Von Doofenshmirtz: Wow, do you preen your feathers with that mouth? They should call you Sw- Oh! Oh, I get it.
- In stark contrast to the rest of the Major Lazer cast, President Whitewall drops at least two F-bombs per episode.
- Comedian Katt Williams. So much so that whenever his stand up specials are edited for TV every 3rd to 5th word is bleeped out.
- Former New York Rangers coach John Tortorella is quite given to expletives, in contrast to his basketball counterparts. In January of 2012, he called his boss's early Stanley Cup prediction "a bunch of bullshit".
- Former Prime Minister of Australia Paul Keating was infamous for his barnyard vocabulary while still in office (probably he still drops the odd Cluster F-Bomb), being very much the guttermouth by Australian political standards - link:http://www.webcity.com.au/keating/
- Kevin Rudd, another Former Prime Minister of Australia was noted has having a volcanic temper behind closed doors, in comparison to a downright Lighter and Softer public image.
- Believe it or not, cutie Jenna Coleman. Despite her being polite and speaking quietly, and being really fond of her kid fans, she has a tendency to swear a lot in her interviews.
- Pamela Segal, according to fellow voice actress April Winchell.
- In an interview with Electronic Gaming Monthly, somebody associated with him said that in day-to-day life, every sentence John Madden says contains the F-word, which isn't too surprising since he used to be a pro football coach (a type known for being rather potty-mouthed), but they found it remarkable that he's able to completely turn that off when he's on the air.
- Benedict Cumberbatch will be all Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness, and then follow it up with, "Oh, fuck, I don't know."
- Samuel L. Motherfucking Jackson
- Adele 'Twink' King, an Irish entertainer famous for acting in Pantomime. She is infamous for unleashing a foul-mouthed three minute tirade against her ex-husband for having had a baby with another woman. "Zip up your mickey" was a particularly famous phrase from this rant.
- Andrew Jackson. The man was long on action (having won the Battle of New Orleans two weeks after the War of 1812 ended), longer still on anger (claiming his two regrets in his presidential term were not shooting Henry Clay and not hanging John C. Calhoun, his vice president), and apparently even longer than that in profanity. Jackson was quite talented in the art of cursing in both English and Spanish, and passed this trait on to his beloved pet parrot.
- On that note, the parrot, Pol, outlived Jackson and was present at his funeral. At least, until it started cursing up a storm in both English and Spanish at the previously solemn event. Pol had to be removed before its constant swearing could stir up any further ruckus, but it was probably just the sort of thing that would have amused Jackson to no end.
- Brian Mulroney, Canadian Prime Minister from 1984 to 1993 had a reputation for being abrasive and straight-talking in public, and didn't mind throwing in the odd curse word now and again. But in private... let's just say that if he'd kept a swear jar and donated its contents to the treasury, he'd never have needed to implement the Goods and Services Tax.
- According to those who worked with him, Disney animator Milt Kahl had quite the potty mouth.
- Dana White, president of the UFC. Despite running the largest Mixed Martial Arts organization in the world and one of the biggest sports brands in the US, he still talks like a kid from the streets of Boston.