"…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. The various circumstances of how or why a characters swears also may say a lot about the other facets of their personality.
- Someone who swears frequently as if it was a punctuation may come across as irreverent and casual. If a character swears around their friends, it can (but not certainly) hint to a degree of trust that swearer has toward the other, not holding back their thoughts but being honest about their feelings.
- If a character rarely swears but in profuse/intense vulgarity on those rare moments, then it might be a sign that the topic is either a Berserk Button or Serious Business issue for the character and/or that their stress level has reached a breaking point. It can also coincide with traits like Beware the Nice Ones or Stepford Smiler.
- Another who uses slurs as a weapon to break people emotionally can say much about how insensitive or callous they are at their core and also hint exactly to the sort of failing they have. Someone who swears to a select group of people may be a racist/bigot. Casting slurs while in a position of power might be a sign of corruption of the person (or the entire institution!).
- A character who swears at/around inappropriate targets (like their boss, an authority figure or a loved one) or times (solemn occasions, tender moments) might be carrying the Idiot Ball, Too Dumb to Live, or generally have poor impulse control.
- For any of the above, the characters might have hidden qualities of Jerk With A Heartof Gold, Broken Bird, Broken Ace, etc., as fitting for the character if they have a Freudian Excuse, have a moment of Heel Realization, or otherwise act kindly/heroically outside those moments of offensive speech.
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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 indulge 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.
- Bando from Elfen Lied has the filthiest speech pattern in the entire series, due to him being a rough and tough guy with anger issues and being a Jerkass.
- 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).
- 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.
- Lyrical Nanoha: This seems to be common with Fiery Red Head characters:
- Vita is notorious for her bad speech pattern, addressing many people with temee when not using omae and she swears a lot, and she still retains it even after her Heel–Face Turn. The only time she uses Keigo is in a video game.
- Agito is similar to Vita in that regard, but is not as bad as her.
- Nove, prior to ViVid. Her speech pattern became much less filthy after rehabilitation, a big contrast to Vita, who both started out with similar personalities when they were introduced.
- While not a redhead like the three above, Veyron also swears a lot.
- Kyouko from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. By Japanese standards, her vocabulary is quite filthy, and at best is inappropriately masculine.
- Grimmjow speaks like a delinquent, and swears a lot more than the protagonist. Fitting to that, he's flipping the the finger to the readers on a cover page of a chapter.
- Even more so, Nnoitra. 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.
Hidan: (After his head gets chopped off) "You know what, Kakuzu? Go eat a dick."
- Tayuya is a Lady Swears-A-Lot.
- Hidan is an even bigger example.
- Deadman Wonderland:
- Guts from Berserk, which is part of his Anti-Hero personality.
- Fairy Tail has several people like this - Natsu, Gray, Gajeel, Jackal, and Ezel, to name a few (especially the latter two).
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
- 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; Keith fit this trope to a T in the manga, where he rarely said a sentence without doing so. In the anime, 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…)
- In the Max continuity everyone swears. But somehow Rawlins STILL manages to fill this role.
- 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. Same with fellow Spider Kaine, who actually swears even more.
- Jetta from Jem and the Holograms frequently uses improper British terms.
- Jessica Jones, at least in Alias
- Cassandra Igarashi of The Wicked + The Divine.
"FUCKING FUCKERS FUCKING UP ALL THE FUCKING FUCKS!!!"
- Quite a few characters in The Unfunnies have filthy mouths, the most notable ones being Pussywhisker's adulterous wife Polly (who verbally abuses her husband with profane insults) and Chick-Chick Chickie (who has actually been forced to act crass and vulgar because Troy Hicks has threatened to kill him if he doesn't).
- The original four-issue miniseries of The Awesome Slapstick ended with Slapstick fighting the Neutron Bum, whose dialogue was 85% Symbol Swearing.
- Child of the Storm has Nick Fury and Peter Wisdom, both grumpy Good Is Not Nice spymasters (and in the latter case really Regulus Black, reformed Death Eater), who frequently swear.
- Sean Cassidy's cuss words aren't usually elaborated upon, but they tend to make people's hair stand on end - and on one occasion, after he's = narrowly escaped being sucked into a tornado (It Makes Sense in Context), Thor remarks that he's never heard a human swear that much and that creatively. Sirius and Tony take it as a challenge. Pepper informs them that they will present a good example to Harry, won't they?
- When aggravated, Wanda apparently has 'a vast repertoire of obscenities'. Having previously dated John Constantine, it is not hard to imagine where she learned many of them.
- Carol's pretty free with dropping f-bombs, probably mostly to annoy her father. This is rendered Hilarious in Hindsight by the reveal that she's the great-granddaughter of Captain Steve 'Language!' Rogers.
- 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.
- Souls Reborn: Ginta, who was taught how to talk by sailors. The ironic part? He's Gaara's reincarnation.
- In Forest of Despair both Akita and Mitsuru talk like sailors compared to rest of the cast. This is even lampshaded by Akita herself.
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Films — Live-Action
- In The View Askewniverse, Silent Bob doesn't talk much, but Jay tends to cuss enough for both of them.
- 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!"
- Several characters in Bad Santa, but Marcus tops all of them.
Marcus: Sketch it up, you fucking moron. Fucking Leonardo Da Vinci.Gin: (angrily) What'd you call me, thigh-high?Marcus: I called you a fucking guinea homo from the 15th fucking century, you dickhead!
- 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 11, 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.
- 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 & 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. Given their intelligence, this is also liberally coupled with Sophisticated as Hell, particularly when they're reading (in German) from a helicopter instruction manual.
- The Dude and Walter in The Big Lebowski.
The Stranger: Do you have to use so many cuss words?The Dude: What the fuck are you talking about?Walter: Do you see what happens, Larry when you FUCK A STRANGER IN THE ASS!?!
- 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.
- Steve Stifler from the American Pie series:
Stifler: Observe the fucking Stifmeister. What is his defining characteristic?Jim: He uses the 'F' word excessively.Stifler: (genuinely touched) Thanks, man.
- 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.
- Hob from RoboCop 2. Not one of the biggest examples, but he's a pre-teen kid who benefits from drug dealing and cop killing, so foul language, while surprising considering his age, isn't entirely unexpected.
Hob: (to RoboCop) "Can't shoot a kid, can you, fucker?"
- 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 Kid from Getaway. She says a variety of profanities from damn to shit in nearly every sentence.
The Kid: Hey, watch where you're going, asshole!!!
- Selena Gomez says even more profanities as Dot in The Fundamentals Of Caring.
- Nino in Drive.
- Precious' mother Mary in Precious.
- 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.
- Nice Guy Eddie and Mr. Pink in Reservoir Dogs.
- Wikus van de Merwe in District 9.
- 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.
- Jeff in Safety Not Guaranteed.
- 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). In fact, this Trope can be applied to any character played by Pacino
- 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.
- Vanessa Lutz from Freeway who swears in nearly every sentence with a Southern accent. She could be the queen of the trope.
Vanessa Lutz: Well, pee in there, motherfucker!Vanessa Lutz: Yeah, well, I get claustrophobic sucking strange dick!
- 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.
- Despite her cute looks, Jin-hee from Sunny was infamous in her high school for having a strong mouth.
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Johanna Mason dropped the (censored) Cluster F-Bomb on live TV.
- Tiffany from Silver Linings Playbook. It's part of her tough-girl appeal.
- Star Wars: If C-3P0 is anything to go by, R2-D2 has quite the dirty mouth er… vocoder. The fact his speech is rendered entirely with beeps has certainly lent itself to Memetic Mutation in this regard.
- Kevin Griswold from Vacation the younger son of Rusty who's around 10, constantly drops f-bombs.
- Almost everyone in Kingsman: The Secret Service, even the snobs. Understandable given that the main character hails from a rough part of London.
- Al Pacino in pretty much everything after Scarface. And that film as well.
- Most of Laird Mayhew's sentences from Why Him? are laced with profanity, which he attributes as a nervous habit.
- 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. Also he never says "shit" or "bullshit" either, he instead says "shooting the bull."
- 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.
- Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle. Adam has compared his swearing to poetry and thinks he actually sounds harsher when he doesn't swear.
- Uno from The Wheel of Time gets called out on this by other characters; although the setting's invective is all Gosh Dang It to Heck! variants that come across as rather twee to the reader, it's distressing enough to the characters that Nynaeve eventually rations him to one curse per two sentences. Uno observes this restriction precisely, sweating from the effort.
- Subverted with Mr. Tulip, who doesn't --ing swear. He just says "--ing" a --ing lot.
- A Song of Ice and Fire has a quite a few, but there are some who stand out among the Loads and Loads of Characters for this trait. Gregor Clegane and Rorge have never actually met, yet somehow still seem to be competing to see who can swear more while committing horrific acts of rape and dismemberment. However, there's an otherwise irrelevant Mook nicknamed "Shitmouth" who can easily (and far more creatively) out-swear them both, for all he 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 — for that, not for trying to kill her). Having said this, Asha herself is distinctly unafraid of bringing out the heavy-duty language, particularly so for a lady in this series. Just, not to that baffling 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.
- Watson from "The Shining" also applies, in almost every sentence he says "fuck" at least once.
- 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. It's a YA novel.
- 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.
- Mark Watney in The Martian, given that he's the only human being on an entire planet and it would take more than two years to mount any kind of rescue and the equipment keeping him alive keeps breaking.
- Griffin, The Invisible Man, does a lot of unspecified swearing in the early portion of the novel, and one of the witnesses whom he slips past only knows their encounter'd happened because he'd overheard someone cussing.
- In Shaman Blues, Vulture is a strange case. He curses noticeably more than the rest of the cast combined, sometimes several swear words in a single sentence, but at the same time his swears are much milder than what other characters use. It makes him oddly endearing.
- In The Dinosaur Lords, it's not Lupa if she doesn't use at least two curses every time she speaks.
- The Duke of Norfolk in Wolf Hall is a crass old bastard who can rather creative with his swearing, referring to the "thrice-beshitten shroud of Lazarus" in one scene, and rarely gets through a scene he's in without using some sort of crude language. If it's not swearing, it's probably a violent threat or coarse sexual references. It's indicated a couple of times that Henry VIII is a bit fussy about swearing, so Norfolk stands out.
- Isa from Why We Took The Car swears in almost every sentence until she becomes more comfortable around Maik and Tschick.
- In Ancillary Justice, Radchaai culture disdains the use of profanity, meaning that while Seivarden's profanity feels fairly natural by our standards, in Radchaai terms she's basically Karkat. Whether this is related to Seivarden being a Fish out of Temporal Water, Seivarden's extended period as a drug addict outside Radchaai space, or just one of those things isn't made entirely clear.
- Corpies has Hexcellent, whose first words in the novel are "fucking bullshit horsecock dickgarglers", and it doesn't really get much better from there. At least she keeps the swearing down in front of cameras and her fans, as per her contract.
- 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.
- Well, not all of them. "Too Many Mutha Uckers" uses variants on "uck" and "shi" instead.
- 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.
- Averted and Played for Laughs in an episode of The Benny Hill Show. In one sketch Benny is a driver who gets ticketed in a "No Parking" zone by a lady cop. He flies off the handle, and launches a barrage of curse words at the young lady. A passing priest is shocked at such language, and covers her ears out of discretion. She then fires back with an massive assault of profanities and swearing that out-and-out shock Benny, the priest, and a couple of bystanders to point of covering their own ears while blushing red as beets from it all!
- Gold Rush!: Tony Effing Beets. At least one f-bomb per sentence. Sometimes more.
- Nan from The Catherine Tate Show, combined with Evil Old Folks. "What a fucking liberty!" "Take a fucking chill pill, you!" "It's a bit too fucking lastminute.com for that!"
- A recurring sketch on The Fast Show involved ''That's Amazing!", a pop-science show where guests would recount their "amazing" stories (which were invariably very mundane.) On the one occasion a guest did have a genuinely interesting story to tell, it couldn't be broadcast because of his constant swearing.
- Ice Road Truckers: Trucker Hugh Rowland is known for dropping f-bombs every other sentence. Sometimes more than once per sentence.
- Wolf Hall tones down the Duke of Norfolk's language only slightly from the books. He rarely makes it through a scene without a curse, a crude sexual reference, or just shouting that he'll "shoot your fucking head off." His response to Thomas More's defense of silence is to call it bollocks, and when Audley points out it has precedent, counters that it's still bollocks.
- The Inside No. 9 episode "Séance Time" involves a hidden-camera prank show where the "mark" is led to believe he or she is taking part in a séance with a mysterious psychic. One of the participants constantly swears throughout the whole thing (unaware that he's being recorded for TV), causing the crew to become concerned since this will make it difficult to edit for broadcast.
- Mad TV featured Emcee Escher, a "hardcore" rapper who used so much profanity in his music that it consisted almost entirely of Sound Effect Bleeps.
- A sketch on The Chaser's War on Everything parodied stand-up comedians whose routines "solely involve dropping the F-bomb"
- In one episode of Only Fools and Horses, the Trotters chase off a pair of louts who are trying to mug an old lady and have knocked her to the ground. She's fine, but her vulgar response shocks Del and Rodney.
- NTSF:SD:SUV::: The President of the Navy briefly has to undergo speech therapy when it's pointed out to him that he can't stop injecting foul language into every sentence that comes out of his mouth.
- The Smoking Room: Len, the security guard, drops enough F-bombs in casual conversation that even his grandson calls him "Granddad Fuck-off".
- It'd be quicker to list rappers that aren't this.
Will Smith don't gotta cuss in his raps to sell records, Well, I do, So fuck him and fuck you too!
- As Eminem summed up:
- Halsey, both in her music and her interviews.
- Many a musician in Real Life, even if the lyrics are normally profanity-free.
- Bruce Dickinson swears more than a fair bit whenever he is live with Iron Maiden. Whereas Maiden typically don't swear that much in their songs proper, Bruce is very liberal with the F-word and has used the C-bomb onstage when particularly enraged.
- 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.
- In the song To Keep My Love Alive, the narrator complains of Sir Ethelburg's profanity. So, as a service to the human race, she rids the world of him.
- Adele, as she says in an interview with 60 Minutes: "I love to swear!" Not in her music, but in Real Life.
- The Troggs' infamous "Troggs Tapes" bootleg was recorded in 1970 by singer Reg Presley, and features Reg and his bandmates arguing about a song's recording. Sometimes, it seems easier to count the non-swear words than the swears in this 10-minute-plus outtake.
- Frank Turner is a rare case in that he swears a lot both in his songs and when playing live. Tape Deck Heart in particular is filled with the word "fuck". This even extends to his interviews and chats, where he's a pottymouth even when in a good mood.
- 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).
- Almost every Ole Anderson shoot be guaranteed to be packed with profanity. If he feels strongly about something he rarely sugar coats it and he often has several points to emphasize.
- The Iron Sheik manages to be fairly cleaned mouthed when working a card or talking with younger fans. Otherwise nothing seems to off limits, verbally. Especially not if beer is involved.
- One of the rules frequently imposed on Jim Cornette during his active career was "no swearing". Those familiar with his shoot interviews as his career wound down know exactly why.
- Kevin Nash says "fuck" as much as we say "and".
- Scott Steiner once frustrated a censor to the point they stopped trying to bleep individual words and just held down the button until he finished speaking.
- TNA ran an angle where company owner Dixie Carter tried to reign in Homicide after she learned exactly what his tirades in Spanish meant. This of course amused Homicide, so he just cussed more in Spanish.
- After Sinclair Broadcast Group bought Ring of Honor, one of the first orders of business was to cut down on the cussing done in promotional videos, at televisions and on pay per view. Their biggest challenges on this front were Jay Briscoe(who tries to comply but kept slipping to the point they more or less gave up) and Frankie Kazarian(who cussed so much they fined him).
- La Rosa Negra was like this off ring a couple years into speaking English. On the Milo Beasley show she advised him to always start with the bad words when learning a new language.
- Paige says a lot of profanities when she's not in a WWE ring. Even "Stone Cold" Steve Austin acknowledged that about her in his Stone Cold Podcast. Considering that Austin himself is a prime example of this himself, that's saying something.
Stand Up Comedy
- George Carlin is probably the Trope Codifier for this trope in comedy. He says fuck a lot.
- Lee Evans rarely speaks a sentence in his stand-up without swearing. It's noticeable that his stand-up is rarely aired on UK television, probably because it's a pain in the backside for the censors to edit.
- Lewis Black on not being allowed to perform at the Kennedy Center because of how many times he'd dropped the F-bomb during his last act:
"42 fucks is too many, I wonder what the line is, '40 would have been fine, but then, oh no! He's gone CRAZY!'. But then the folks here at the Warner Theater were kind enough to pick me up, and I appreciate it. They have an 80 fuck limit here."
- 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.
- Hercules Mulligan of Hamilton certainly qualifies. The first time he's introduced, he makes a joke about having lots of sex with women and horses, and the next time he's relevant ("Yorktown"), his Crowning Moment of Awesome ends with the line "Hercules Mulligan I need no introduction when you knock me down I get the FUCK back up again!"
- 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 a half of the time he gets hit. Although he only said the words "damn" and "hell".
- 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, Blanc/White Heart is the one that drops the highest amount of S-bombs. It's basically a trademark, and the citizens of her nation are so used to it, they feel she would not be her if she would start dropping her foul mouth. 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. Bayonetta herself isn't that far behind, especially in the sequel where one of her battle cries is "Fuck off!" (which you'll be hearing a lot).
- Cassie from Mortal Kombat X; her dialogue has more use of the F-word in one game than every other character in the entire franchise. While she is in the army, it's still a lot for a game that has never seemed overly fond of cussing before.
- 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.
- Gig in Soul Nomad & the World Eaters, who throws around liberal amounts of 'shit' and 'hell' in a T-rated game. This turned into a Running Gag in the Let's Play Archive's record of the game, with the author keeping tally of his swears.
"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).
- Police Quest The game Police Quest IV Open Season is best known for the profanity used in this game. For example, the character Hal Bottoms will use the word "Goddamn" and "Bitch" in the game. Also Dennis Walker will use the word "Fuck" and "Shit" if you touch his stuff or show him items from your inventory.
- 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 (Bill being one of the few who can hold a candle) 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. His favorite words seem to be Shit, Fuck, and Bastard. Subverted in Fallout 4, where the now-adult MacCready is a father and thus has started to censor himself.
- Little RJ has nothing on Cass from Fallout: New Vegas. MacCready says "fuck" 13 times in his dialogue options, Cass says it 43 times. MacCready uses "shit" 13 times, Cass says it 28 times. It says something when a 37 year old woman swears more than a 12 year old boy.
- Boxcars. He's a Powder Ganger you find in the Nipton general store, and he drops the F-bomb like it's no one's goddamn business. Only Cass from the same game beats him in terms of sheer vulgarity.
- Foxy in Five Nights at Fuckboy's never says anything without dropping an F-Bomb somewhere.
Phantom Foxy: GET FUCKING FUCKED YOU MOTHERFUCKING MOTHERFUCKER
- Undyne in Undertale, although in keeping with the game's family-friendly nature, it's only PG-level expletives. In a game where most characters don't swear at all, one who does so even infrequently is bound to stick out.
- OFF has Dedan, the first boss. Most of what he says when seen in Zone 1 either has some swear or insult thrown in, and he's shown cursing at one of his employees. When seen in the Room, he's a lot kinder and doesn't drop a single swear. Likely because this might have been a flashback where he was speaking in front of a young boy.
- Resident Evil: Revelations 2: Depending on who you believe, Moira Burton either swears more than any other character in the entire Resident Evil series, or more than every other character put together.
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel: Crow Armbrust. He doesn't swear that much, but he's the only character that actually uses profanity, at least in the English-language localization anyway.
- Resident Evil 7: biohazard has more f-words than the rest of the series but the protagonist, Ethan Winters, is probably the most guilty.
- A Hat in Time, with a family friendly substitute. According to DJ Grooves, "peck" is a swear word among bird-kind. And it's also the Conductor's Verbal Tic.
- 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 Owada from Dangan Ronpa swears significantly more than any of the other students.
- Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu in Super Dangan Ronpa 2 curses just about any time he opens his mouth. Though he begins to swear somewhat less post-Character Development.
- Kaito Momota from New Dangan Ronpa V3 manages to pass Mondo and Fuyuhiko in how much he swears, though he is much kinder than those two.
- Also from New Dangan Ronpa V3 is Miu Iruma, who swears and makes lewd comments almost every time she opens her mouth (until someone yells at her back).
- Dio from Virtue's Last Reward. While the other characters also swear, someone counted the amount of times the word "fuck" has been used, and made a (somewhat spoilery) pie chart. At 39.5 "fucks," Dio has dropped nearly as much F-Bombs than the rest of the cast in all three games combined.
- 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.
- If a top prize on this trope existed, Brittnay Matthews and Mrs. Zales would win it.
- Strong Bad is actually a rather PG-rated version of this trope, since he never says anything worse than "crap" or "freakin'." He just happens to use those particular two words a lot.
- Lobo from Lobo Webseries who spoke a variety of colorful profanities, from fictional to real.
- The abridged version of Zero, Fate/Cero has Sir Lancelot, who, having been summoned in the Berserker Class, is angry all the time, and, having tired of Camelot's manners, swears a lot.
- 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.
- Sexy Losers has a character with no official name who was give the Fan Nickname Swearing Friend. Over time his dialogue got to the point where it included more swears than normal words. One strip implies it may be Hollywood Tourette's as it causes him to drive a woman away when she realizes it's not just something he does during sex.
- Nick Zerhakker from Skin Horse, but he has a profanity filter which changes them to family-friendly words.
- Those sweet fukken dwarves in Oglaf!
- Rachael from Las Lindas has quite the salty mouth on her. The main character, Mora Linda, isn't too far behind, either.
- 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.
- In Adventurers!, Eternion demonstrates that, as an extradimensional being, he isn't bound by the world's rules against cuss words.
- Slightly Damned gives us the violent, volatile fire demon known as Azurai, who literally cannot finish a sentence without saying "fuck", "shit", or their variations. Seriously, he would give Jan Valentine a run for his money in the swear department. There's also Rhea Snaketail and Lazuli, but they're nowhere near as bad off as Azurai.
- In Autumn Bay, most of Ghoul's lines have at least one f-bomb.
- 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 (he is Mormon, after all).
- 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.
- Corin Deeth the III of Kakos Industries can't go very long without uttering a swear, "fuck" being his favorite. He does this a lot more when going off script for the shareholder announcements but even those are riddled with explicit language.
- Matthew of Santoro Gaming swears a lot due to his rage from failing at video games.
- The Yogscast are generally a fairly rude bunch, but some examples particularly stand out:
- Hannah Rutherford occasionally called herself out for swearing so much.
- Hat Films aren't exactly the most family friendly of the bunch, but Smith and Ross are known for swearing a hell of a lot. Ross in particular is quite fond of shouting "EAT SHIT" when playing Murder!.
- While Zoey Proasheck rarely if ever swears, her girlfriend Fiona is much more vulgar by comparison, and frequently gets bleeped out in videos due to the family friendly nature of her channel.
- Sam & Mickey depict Barbie with a very foul mouth.
- The Couier in Courier's Mind: Rise of New Vegas, often swears while in battle, when he hurt, when someone is a Jerk Ass, when someone is not a Jerk Ass, but he acts like they are.. Lamp Shaded in season two.
The Courier: My plan involved a lot of shooting, a lot of swearing, and not a whole lot of anything else.
- Noah Maxwell. Full stop.
- The Mysterious Mr. Enter zig zags around this trope. How frequently he swears usually has to do with how bad the episode he's reviewing is and how angry it makes him.
- Bumblebee from Legands Of Prime practically personifies this trope.
- Knight in Shining Armor Sir Bastien becomes one of these around Rien in Tales Out Of Tallis. Made funny by the fact he tends to use Antiquated Linguistics for his foul mouthed rants and rarely repeats himself.
- Both of the Hobo Bros curse a lot, but especially Luke. Notably, "Ooh, my ass!" is a catchphrase for him.
- The Boondocks
- Robert Freeman is quite foul-mouthed, in particular with the N-word, having said "nigga" at least 46 times the day before in one case.
- His grandson Riley is also very foul-mouthed, being a rebellious juvenile delinquent after all.
- 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.
- The Cleveland Show: Larry Box, the "casually profane" mayor of Stoolbend.
- Vanessa, Chris Griffin's future wife from Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. It was more jarring when the movie was first released because no previous Family Guy DVD had uncensored language.
- Dexter and Dee Dee'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.
- Starfire from Teen Titans seems to frequently use not-so-family-friendly Tamaranian insults and words.
- Peridot from Steven Universe could well fall under this trope. Think about it—she regularly and repeatedly calls people clods (or some derivative of the term). Given that gem society is highly caste-based, and the worth of someone is based on their gem's level of perfection, calling someone a clod is one of the worst insults possible—you're literally telling them that they're dirt, more worthless than even the lowest gems.
- Metalocalypse: Pickles' brother Seth starting from his second appearance.
Look at f***in' Dethklok in my f***in' house room! Ha! F***in' Mitch an' Bobby aren't gonna f***in' believe this. F***in' excited about you guys throwing me a bachelor party. F***. Oh, and by the way, (gestures to pregnant woman) this is little Amber, the love of my f***in' heart. Isn't she an angel?
- The titular character of the Danny Antonucci short Lupo the Butcher. The entire short consists of Lupo cussing a blue streak while cutting up ribs and accidentally dismembering himself. Even after he's reduced to a disembodied head, he continues swearing over the credits.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jennifer Lawrence — something that arguably adds to her sexual appeal even more.
- Kristen Stewart who swears constantly during interviews or messing up a take during her films.
- Gordon Ramsay is known for his swearing in his criticisms, insults, and/or talking general. In the UK, one of his well-known cooking shows was even called The F Word.
- Jonathan Nolan — In stark comparison to his brother, you'll find Cluster F-Bombs in almost every interview you read of his from 2014 onwards. Surprisingly, the projects he has worked on, have very little profanity in them (even at the script stage, where writers sometimes tend to drop that word with scene descriptions).
- 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.
- BRIAN BLESSED — "Oh shit, I just said fuck! Oh fuck, I just said shit!"
- Surprising to some, there were even some victims from The Golden Age of Hollywood.
- Vivien Leigh was also known for swearing a lot, according to several sources from people that knew/worked with her. Mervyn LeRoy described her as:
One of the best actresses that ever lived. She was also one of the dirtiest-talking women that ever lived. [...] Used all of the swear words you could think of, but the way she would do it, you would pay no attention. It just came out... innocent.
- Carole Lombard was known for her potty mouth, even being nicknamed "The Profane Angel" by colleagues, because (in the words of Mitchell Leisen) "she looked like an angel but swore like a sailor". Fred MacMurray said that there was no other woman he met or worked with that could compete with her sailor's mouth because she "swore like a man".
- Surviving bloopers from My Man Godfrey also back this up too, in which Lombard throws around a lot of "goddamn" and "son of a bitch" when takes are ruined.
- Humphrey Bogart, judging by his many movie bloopers. He doesn't react to flubbing his words without screaming variations of "damn" and/or "son of a bitch". He was an actual sailor, so it's understandable.
- A reporter described Ava Gardner's bad language like "a sailor and a truck driver [were] having a competition". She responded by throwing champagne at him, but the reporter didn't mind — he admitted that he found it a bit attractive.
- Similar to the Gardner story above, Barbara Stanwyck was once described as having "the body of a nymph and the mouth of a sailor". She was said to have replied, "Fuck is a historical word", as in... "ye olde English" historical. Apparently, she swore so much during the making of one film, the set introduced a Swear Jar that she reluctantly participated in; many sources implied that she was rubbing off on the rest of the crew.
- Vivien Leigh was also known for swearing a lot, according to several sources from people that knew/worked with her. Mervyn LeRoy described her as:
- Pamela Adlon, 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.
- Pretty Much everyone at Rooster Teeth. However recently at a convention RT member Barbara Dunkleman had sworn when it was a con rule to be as family friendly as possible. Which resulted in hilarity.
- Former Davao City mayor and current president Rodrigo Duterte is (in)famous for taking this trope Up to 11, so much that it became the subject of an attack ad against him. Practically all of his speeches, including a graduation speech at his alma mater have at least three instances of swearing. His weekly television show has to be taped to censor the massive amount of swearing he unleashes. Now that he has assumed office, it is expected for him to tone down his fiery rhetoric, but he goes back into swearing again when people started criticizing his methods on his war against drugs and reminding him again of the human rights violations; he gladly called U.S. president Barack Obama putang ina (a son-of-a-bitch), and in a statement to the EU in response to their condemnation of his anti-drug tactics, he concluded with an F-U and the ol' middle finger. Then, he promised not to swear after his Japan visit, citing a conversation with God, only to call it a joke once he delivered another Precision F-Strike at the US. His opinion on the US softened when Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential elections as he's Genre Savvy enough to know that he and Trump are similar in terms of attitude.
- The narrator for the Parody Commercial Big Bill Hell's makes copious use of strong language while mocking their customers and the cars they're trying to sell.
It's our belief that you're such a stupid motherfucker, you'll fall for this bullshit, guaranteed! If you find a better deal, shove it up your ugly ass! You heard us right, shove it up your ugly ass!