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->'''Lucius Fox:''' ...I've come to explain to you why we're going to have to put our deal on hold. We can't afford to be seen to do business with, well, whatever it is you're accused of being. A businessman of your stature will understand.\\
'''Lau:''' I think, Mr. Fox, that a simple phone call would have sufficed.\\
'''Lucius Fox:''' Well, I do love Chinese food. And Mr. Wayne didn't want you to think we'd been deliberately wasting your time.\\
'''Lau:''' Just accidentally wasting it.\\
'''Lucius Fox:''' ''[chuckle]'' Very good Mr. Lau. "Accidentally."
-->-- ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

Much like having [[HamToHamCombat different hammy actors in the same work]], sometimes putting two [[DeadpanSnarker snarky characters]] into the same works and having them interact in some form of discussion (especially an argument) can seem like a competition in sarcasm. This often makes it a little easier to tell which character is more of a snarker; it can also be a sign of BelligerentSexualTension, as it's a form of combat in which the antagonists suffer no actual physical damage, and many of the attacks can double as denials of the attacker's true feelings for the target.

See also VolleyingInsults and WorldOfSnark. Also may figure in PassiveAggressiveKombat and PolitenessJudo.

Alternatively could be called "having a sass off".

Not to be confused with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM-62_Snark cruise missile warfare.]]



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'': The Abh have elevated this type of interaction to an art form. Almost any conversation between high-ranking Abh is going to turn into a snark contest.
-->'''Trife:''' What am I supposed to do with so little intel!? The members of the Intelligence division aren't fit to feed cats!\\
'''Junior Officer:''' I object to that statement, sir.\\
'''Trife:''' Ah yes, you recently transferred from the Intelligence division, didn't you? Very well, I retract my statement: the members of the Intelligence division are perfectly suited to feeding cats.\\
'''Trife's Aide:''' I'm sure the Intelligence division is flattered by your assessment, sir.
* [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Missa]] and [[TallDarkAndSnarky Sakuya's]] {{compensated dat|ing}}es in the ''Manga/SensualPhrase'' anime have more than a shade of this. The moment they look into each other's eyes, you just ''know'' the sarcastic and playful comments will start as soon as they start talking.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Tends to happen a lot with ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, particularly when going up against Franchise/{{Batman}} himself or Alfred. Many of Batman and Alfred's more casual conversations with each other also tend towards this - Alfred usually wins.
* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'':
** Spider-Man and [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Human Torch]] have been doing this sort of thing whenever they team up or are even in the same story together for decades. It's kind of their thing.
** Spider-Man and ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}, both notorious snarkers, actually [[http://www.comicvine.com/forums/deadpool/186/yo-mama-fight/534843/ engage]] in a [[YourMom yo mama fight]] once.
** Spider-Man and ComicBook/BlackCat always indulge in a [[DatingCatwoman very flirty version of this]].
* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'': After Gert found out about the time Nico kissed Chase, they decided to settle their differences with a snark-off, because at the time, the Runaways were dealing with a band of idiots who'd decided to declare themselves the newest incarnation of the Pride, and Gert and Nico had to get over their problems quickly.
* ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'' #22's issue-length snarkfest between Magneto and Quicksilver is epic.
* ''{{ComicBook/Sabretooth}}'' & [[Characters/GenerationX Monet]] in [[ComicBook/UncannyXMen2015 Uncanny X-Men]] who seem to have a BelligerentSexualTension. This is their first conversation in the series.
--> '''Monet:''' Toilet humor. Somehow '''appropriate''' coming from someone with '''your''' pedigree, Creed. I wonder, as the poor fools are getting trounced, do they still appreciate your everyman wit or are they more enamored by my '''sheer awesomeness'''?
--> '''Creed:''' Ain't '''nobody''' as impressed by you as you are, Monet.
--> '''Monet:''' Maybe not. But can you blame me?
--> '''Creed:''' Guess not, frail..
--> '''Monet:''' And '''don't''' call me "frail."
* Donald Duck in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' with many character, from his Uncle Scrooge to villains like the Raider.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''[[ComicBook/SupergirlRebirth Rebirth]]'' story arc "The Girl of No Tomorrow", Catherine Grant and Selena engage in a snark war as soon as the latter teleports into Cat's apartment:
-->'''Selena:''' You think you're '''powerful'''. I've known power since you were a vodka-fueled question on the tip of your parents' tongues. My name is '''Selena'''.\\
'''Catherine:''' I don't know '''who''' you are, but '''no one''' denigrates vodka like that in '''my''' home.\\
'''Selena:''' Your media empire supports ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}. Starting today, we put her and everyone she knows to the boot. Including you.\\
'''Catherine:''' ''[pointing to Selena's footwear]'' Really? '''Those''' boots?

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Manga/Evangelion303'': [[BattleCouple Shinji and Asuka]] are pretty snarky at the beginning of the history. During those chapters they are still in their BelligerentSexualTension phase, so their conversations and arguments often turns into this. [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/911278/019/ For example, in chapter 3]]:
-->'''Shinji:''' The debauchery in there is staggering...\\
'''Asuka:''' You're one to talk! How many beers did I see you knock back?\\
'''Shinji:''' You too! You're not 21 either, right?\\
'''Asuka:''' Hmph! I'm too busy to keep track of stupid, prudish American laws!\\
'''Shinji:''' I think we made a bigger mess than we cleaned up...\\
'''Asuka:''' It was a moving party! It's not supposed to be clean.\\
'''Asuka:''' Ya know... You'd be a pretty good pilot if you knew how to control yourself...\\
'''Shinji:''' Weirdest way of conceding I've ever heard...
* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', interactions between Franchise/{{Superman}} and his cousin's boyfriend Dev-Em usually come down to this:
-->'''Dev-Em:''' Oh, Sheol. What a headache. El, tell me. Was that another one of your unending parade of people who want you dead?\\
'''Superman:''' As a matter of fact, it was, Dev. I can lend you a few, if you'd like to take them home with you.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Shinji and Asuka in the chapter 12:
-->'''Maya:''' It's so lovely! [...] Oh Asuka, you're pregnant again.\\
'''Shinji:''' My fault!? Why is always my fault!?\\
'''Asuka:''' Of course it's your fault! You're a male!\\
'''Shinji:''' Oh yes! I suppose it's got nothing to with you throwing yourself at me almost every night for the last few weeks! And you kept insisting on being on top as well!
* Whenever Tora or Sarakshi from ''Fanfic/{{Seduction}}'' talk.
-->'''Tora:''' Who do you think Hoseki's representatives would believe? One of the maids from a café that has done a grand event for the first time, or the well-mannered and chivalrous Igarashi heir?\\
'''Sarakshi:''' Well-mannered. Chivalrous. Excuse me while I gag, Igarashi.\\
'''Tora:''' I'm sure something as unattractive as that would be right up your street.
* In ''Fanfic/CodeTotalDramaReality'', Noah and Sora's first meeting results each burning the other.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Nightblade}}'', this is 90% of the communication between Rythin and Lisbeth. It goes on until Asuna [[DeathGlare scolds one or both to be nice]].
* In the first chapters of ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', Shinji and Asuka engage in this due to their clashing personalities.
-->'''Shinji:''' Hey, why the sour face? Forget to drink your prune juice this morning?\\
'''Asuka:''' No, just wondering how this country ever became important when itís filled with morons like you.\\
'''Shinji:''' Oh, you wound me. And I think you got a little collateral damage on you there.\\
'''Asuka:''' Iím a quarter Japanese, and I was raised in Germany. I think I took minimal splash.\\
'''Shinji:''' Ah, so the Übermensch German sides overwhelm the barbarian Japanese side?\\
'''Asuka:''' Can you cut it out with the Nazi jokes?\\
'''Shinji:''' But theyíre so easy! Come on, throw an Imperial Japan joke. Hell, I havenít even tried to throw out any weird German fetish jokes cause I know youíll have way too much tentacle demon material to work with.\\
'''Asuka:''' Oh? You know about German porn do you? Pervert.\\
'''Shinji:''' I walked into that one.\\
'''Asuka:''' You set yourself up for that one.\\
'''Shinji:''' I see no contradiction between our statements.
* In the ''Fanfic/BloomingMoonChronicles'', Luna, Scrivener Blooms and Twilight Sparkle are quipping at each other about half the time that there isn't ''actual'' combat happening.
* As ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' is a WorldOfSnark, this happens ''all the time,'' with far more characters than it's possible to list. [[AnchoredShip Harry and Carol]] manage to combine this, CasualDangerDialogue, and FlirtingUnderFire all at the same time. Just one example takes place after Harry makes a DynamicEntry in ''Ghosts of the Past'' chapter 8:
-->'''Carol:''' And what time do you call this?\\
'''Harry:''' No idea, someone pinched my watch.\\
'''Kurt:''' ''Mein Gott.''\\
'''Harry:''' I'm no one's god. I'm...\\
'''Carol:''' Just your average ordinary everyday super psychic Prince of Asgard.\\
'''Harry:''' Yeah, right. Making new friends?\\
'''Carol:''' A few. And what the hell are you wearing?\\
'''Harry:''' This? Oh, a little something I picked up. I think it'll catch on.\\
'''Carol:''' Catch on fire, maybe, that thing's a crime against nature.\\
'''Harry:''' I think it makes me look dashing.\\
'''Carol:''' It makes you look like an escapee from a '90s music video.
* ''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'':
** Nearly every one of Chris and Rebecca's scenes together either quickly becomes a snark match, or it will include at least one zinger from each of them.
--->'''Chris:''' What, you planning [[CatastrophicCountdown to go]] ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' on the place?\\
'''Rebecca:''' Yeah! I mean, this whole place is filled with T-virus samples.\\
'''Chris:''' But wouldn't that do more harm than good, by releasing the T-virus into the air?\\
'''Rebecca:''' Okay, between the two of us, [[TheMedic WHO]] [[LittleMissSnarker has the medical degree...?]]\\
'''Chris:''' [[DeadpanSnarker That doesn't automatically make you an expert on toxicology!]]
** The same can be said whenever Chris has to deal with Wesker, such as their brief dialogue at the beginning during the team's perimeter check:
--->'''Wesker:''' Alright team, I want an update from each of you.\\
'''Chris:''' ''[over comlink]'' Here's your update, Wesker: [[SunglassesAtNight It's easier to see at night without sunglasses.]]\\
'''Wesker:''' ''[deadpan]'' Right then, so Chris' update is that [[SarcasticDevotee he's an asshole.]]
%%* Almost every interaction between Kirito and Asuna in ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged''.
%%* Just about any interaction between Nail and Piccolo in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/PocahontasIIJourneyToANewWorld'' gives us Pocahontas and John Rolfe's first conversation.
-->'''John Rolfe:''' I beg your pardon!\\
'''Pocahontas:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Alright. You have it]].\\
'''John Rolfe:''' I was trying to help.\\
'''Pocahontas:''' I did not ask for your help.\\
'''John Rolfe:''' You didn't say "thank you" either. What happened to manners and etiquette?\\
'''Pocahontas:''' Well, since you are new here, I don't expect you to have them yet.
* This exchange in ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' during Devon and Cornwall's SidekickSong.
-->'''Devon:''' Trapped! Trapped!\\
'''Cornwall:''' Stuck here with you for five hundred years.\\
'''Devon''': [[SarcasmMode Oh, dear, it's learned to count.]]\\
'''Cornwall:''' If you'd got me a good lawyer, I'd have split four hundred years ago.\\
'''Devon:''' Now listen here, pal, I didn't come here to be insulted.\\
'''Cornwall:''' Oh. Where d'ya usually go?

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'':
** [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist Lucius]] and [[AsianAndNerdy Lau]] from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' provide the page-quote dialogue-sample.
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', when Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are dancing, they immediately rip each other new ones, but [[DatingCatwoman it's not surprising]]:
--->'''Bruce Wayne:''' That's a brazen costume for a cat burglar.\\
'''Selina Kyle:''' Yeah? Who are you pretending to be?\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' Bruce Wayne, eccentric billionaire. Who's your date? ''[motions to the man Selina was dancing with]''\\
'''Selina Kyle:''' His wife's in Ibiza. She left her diamonds behind, though. Worried they might get stolen.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' Mm. It's pronounced Ibeetha[[note]]It's actually "Eebeetha"[[/note]]. You wouldn't want any of these folks realizing you're a crook, not a social climber.\\
'''Selina Kyle:''' You think I care what anyone in this room thinks of me?\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' I doubt you care what anyone in ''any'' room thinks of you.\\
'''Selina Kyle:''' Don't condescend, Mr. Wayne. You don't know a thing about me.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' Well, Selina Kyle, I know you came here from your walk-up in Old Town, a modest place for a master jewel thief. Which means that either you're saving for retirement, or you're in deep with the wrong people.\\
'''Selina Kyle:''' You don't get to judge me just because you were born in the master bedroom of Wayne Manor.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' Actually, I was born in the Regency Room.\\
'''Selina Kyle:''' I started out doing what I had to. Once you've done what you've ''had'' to, they'll never let you do what you ''want'' to.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' Start fresh.\\
'''Selina Kyle:''' Ugh. There's no fresh start in today's world. Any twelve-year-old with a cell phone could find out what you did. Everything we do is collated and quantified. ''Everything'' sticks.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' Is that how you justify stealing?\\
'''Selina Kyle:''' I take what I need to from those who have more than enough. I don't stand on the shoulders of people with less.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' Myth/RobinHood?\\
'''Selina Kyle:''' I think I do more to help someone than most of the people in this room. Thank you.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' I think maybe you're assuming a little too much.
* In the BlackComedy ''Film/KissKissBangBang'', [[GeniusDitz Harry]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Perry]] go at it at every turn, with Harry losing most of the battles due to his [[IdiotHero idiot status]] as opposed to Perry's cleverness.
* Film/JamesBond vs. [[Creator/JohnCleese R]].
** In ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''...
--->'''Bond:''' If you're Q, does this make him R?\\
'''R:''' Ah yes, the [[BondOneLiner legendary 007 wit]]... or at least half of it.
** ... and ''Film/DieAnotherDay''.
--->'''Bond:''' Give me the old firing range anyday, Quartermaster.\\
'''R:''' Yes, well they call it the Future, so get used to it. ''[takes Bond into a museum of {{call back}}s]''\\
'''Bond:''' This where they keep the old relics, is it?
* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'': Rick Blaine and just about everyone, but especially Captain Renault and Major Strasser.
* ''Film/TheDraughtsmansContract'': The characters constantly use their sharp wits to lob thinly-veiled insults at each other, except for Mr. Talmann, who is neither capable of nor interested in such subtlety when antagonizing others.

* Many of the conversations in ''Literature/FatherBrown''.
-->"He'll black his face, if that's what you mean," cried Blount, laughing. "I don't doubt he'd black everyone else's eyes. I don't care; I'm not refined. I like the jolly old pantomime where a man sits on his top hat."\\
"Not on mine, please," said Sir Leopold Fischer, with dignity.\\
"Well, well," observed Crook, airily, "don't let's quarrel. There are lower jokes than sitting on a top hat."\\
Dislike of the red-tied youth, born of his predatory opinions and evident intimacy with the pretty godchild, led Fischer to say, in his most sarcastic, magisterial manner: "No doubt you have found something much lower than sitting on a top hat. What is it, pray?"\\
"Letting a top hat sit on you, for instance," said the Socialist.
* Many of the interactions between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy in ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice''.
* A large amount of the conversations in ''Literature/HarryPotter'': [[VitriolicBestBuds Harry and Ron,]] Harry and Hermione, [=McGonagall=] and pretty much everyone, [[TallDarkAndSnarky Snape]] and pretty much everyone...
* ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' [[DeadpanSnarker Halt]] usually wins, so when a younger character (usually Will or Horace) wins, they feel a sense of pride, for some reason.
* What happens when ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' puts Harry Dresden and Gentleman Johnny Marcone in the same room. Harry also gets into notable matches with Donar Vadderung, Molly, Ebenezar, Murphy, Lash, Bob...you get the idea.
* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' novel ''The Savage Caves'', what's not surprising is that the resident LoveableRogue, Lidda, is incredibly snarky to the resident GoodShepherd, Jozan. What is surprising -- and entertaining -- is that his method of preaching at her to behave often consists of {{Gentleman Snark|er}}ing right back at her. They spend almost all of their scenes together verbally going at it as a result.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' [[WorldOfSnark has plenty of snarkers]], all quite willing to exchange fire when two (or more) find themselves in the same room. Tyrion Lannister, however, takes the cake: he'll manage to raise return snark from even the most unlikely of sources simply by opening his mouth. Granted, he'll probably still beat them back down, but hey. [[spoiler: (Unless they're Sansa -- pity holds him back, there; or, his father -- that's due to downright intimidation. Well, until he calls him out with a crossbow, at least.)]]
-->'''Cersei:''' You know you're not half as smart as you think you are.\\
'''Tyrion:''' That still makes me smarter than you.
* In ''[[Literature/OddThomas Brother Odd]]'', pretty much all of Odd Thomas's conversations with the enigmatic Rodion Romanovich consist of this.
* In the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series, the default conversational setting whenever [[GentlemanSnarker the Duke of Taunton]] engages anyone who can keep up: which has so far included his GrandeDame and otherwise [[NoSenseOfHumor humorless]] sister-in-law, his butler [[BattleButler the estimable Viney]], his [[HeterosexualLifePartner best and oldest friend]] the Nawab of Hubli, and even his [[TheVicar Rector]], the [[GoodShepherd doggedly decent]] [[AllLovingHero Canon Paddick]].
* Michelle Henke and Michael Oversteegen of ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' are noted for their snark even in [[WorldOfSnark a universe where snark abounds]]. Then David Weber packed Henke off to the Talbott Quadrant as the admiral in command of Tenth Fleet, with Oversteegen commanding a battlecruiser squadron ''in'' said fleet. Any time those two are in the same room, the snark is sure to fly thick and fast.
* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): The second time Kaladin meets Shallan, they end up screaming insults at each other in a crowded hallway, and he actually manages to hold his own against her -- the first time that's ever happened. Later, when they get trapped in the chasms, they have a more friendly snark fight.
-->'''Shallan:''' It's far too early for arguments. Try it. Give me an insult.\\
'''Kaladin:''' I don't--\\
'''Shallan:''' Insult! Now!\\
'''Kaladin:''' I'd rather walk these chasms with a compulsive murderer than you. At least then, when the conversation got tedious, I'd have an easy way out.\\
'''Shallan:''' And your feet stink. See? Too early. I can't possibly be witty at this hour.
* In the ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, pretty much any conversation the Starwife and Audrey have is filled with this.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Apparently part of the training to become one of the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' is to be highly proficient in all forms of combat, including snark-to-snark. Phil Coulson clearly revels in these moments.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** The eponymous vampire's team communicate with each other almost exclusively in snark, especially Wesley and Cordelia. Nicely summarized by Wesley early in the second season.
-->'''Wesley:''' Well, our discussions tend to go about three minutes, then it's strictly name calling and hair pulling.
** Kate Lockley starts one of these up to show just how unwilling she is to work with Wolfram & Hart.
-->'''Lindsey:''' You know, Detective, we both have something in common.\\
'''Kate:''' Our bodies are both 80% water?
* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', any time [[TheFundamentalist Mary Cooper]] and [[HollywoodAtheist Beverly Hofstadter]] get together, the levels of Snark to Snark Combat are glorious.
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' and anyone who's as smart as he is. Blackadder usually butts heads with this person, (Melchett, Lord Flashheart, Captain Darling) and wins in the end. Usually hilariously.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' uses this a lot. [[WorldOfSnark Not very surprising, considering the type of work it is]]. Even Giles and Wes get in on it sometimes. Lampshaded in Season 4 by a random vamp:
-->'''Vamp:''' Are we gonna fight, or is there just gonna be a monster sarcasm rally?
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' is pretty much driven by this and UnresolvedSexualTension.
* Jeff and Britta from ''Series/{{Community}}'' are masters of this.
* On ''Series/{{Cracked}}'', Detective Aiden Black and Dr. Daniella Ridley engage in this a lot, especially in their first episode together, "How The Light Gets In".
* Jim Brass and Gil Grissom sometimes used to get into this in ''Series/{{CSI}}''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors First Doctor, Second Doctor and Third Doctor.]] Really, most of the multi-Doctor crossovers ([[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors the first five]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors Two and Six]], and [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor War, Ten and Eleven]]) seem to have a bit of this. The Doctor always has a sharp wit and always has a variety of foibles unique to each regeneration, so whenever two or more are gathered together, they're bound to snipe at each other a bit.
** The Eleventh Doctor and his companions.
** Despite being "totally against bantering", the Twelfth Doctor indulges in a lot of this.
** The villains are known to get in on the snark-to-snark from time to time -- sometimes with each other ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday Doomsday]] has the [[spoiler:Cybermen and Daleks,]] of all creatures, engage in a spectacular snark-off before resorting to weapons).
* Within the first few minutes of ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', the series establishes this as the relationship Carter has with his daughter.
* Being a Creator/JossWhedon show, ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' has [[WorldOfSnark a lot of this going on]]. Virtually all of Mal and Zoe's dialogue, for example.
-->'''Zoe:''' You paid money for this, sir? On purpose?\\
'''Mal:''' Ship like this, be with you till the day you die.\\
'''Zoe:''' Because it's a death trap.
* Frasier and Niles Crane on ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' were the absolute masters of this trope, often doing it very much intentionally and lampshading it in-universe. It stems mainly from their SiblingRivalry.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' takes right after its parent ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. If anything, it even manages to increase the generalized snark levels.
** Tyrion still triumphs. A dwarf, he uses his wit and intellect to overcome the prejudice he faces.
--->'''Cersei:''' You're a clever man. [[{{Hypocrite}} But you're not half as clever as you think you are.]]
--->'''Tyrion:''' Hmm. Still makes me cleverer than you.
** Almost any scene with the series' resident {{Magnificent Bastard}}s, Varys and Littlefinger, together fits as this.
--->'''Baelish:''' When they castrated you, did they take the pillar with the stones? I've always wondered.\\
'''Varys:''' Have you? Do you spend a lot of time wondering what's between my legs?\\
'''Baelish:''' I picture a gash. Like a woman's. Is that about right?\\
'''Varys:''' I am flattered, of course, to be pictured at all.\\
'''Baelish:''' Must be strange for you, even after all these years. A man from another land, despised by most, feared by all--\\
'''Varys:''' Am I? That is good to know. Do ''you'' lie awake at night fearing my gash?
** Scenes featuring Varys and Tyrion generally show a lighter version -- a FriendlyRivalry version of SnarkToSnarkCombat.
** A lot of barbs are exchanged between Renly and Littlefinger since neither man possesses any talent for fighting.
** Tyrion also often shares verbal spraying matches with Bronn and Daenerys, who are both willing to knock Tyrion down a peg and he's just as often willing to do the same.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. The scripts of that show do not call for pauses.
* Occasionally happens on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', usually between Sue and Will. The best example is in the appropriately-named episode "Throwdown".
* Chuck and Blair on ''Series/GossipGirl'', nearly all the time -- one of the other characters refers to it as foreplay.
* The respective 'verses of ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' and ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' are [[WorldOfSnark full of snarkers]]. So naturally, in the two-episode crossover, there is a ''lot'' of snarking going on, especially between Deeks and Danny.
* On ''Series/HomeImprovement'', HappilyMarried Tim and Jill sometimes engage in as playful version of this:
-->'''Tim:''' ...when Brad's guests get here tonight, they'll be down there with their hair bleached white, eyes bulging out with that look of horror -- ''[Tim makes a horror face]''\\
'''Jill:''' That's the way you looked on our wedding day.\\
'''Tim:''' I shouldn't have lifted the veil.\\
'''Jill:''' Who told you to wear it?
* Patricia and Eddie do this a lot on ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' as part of their BelligerentSexualTension. The best example, though, has to be when they first met:
-->'''Eddie:''' You woke me!\\
'''Patricia:''' Student lounges are for lounging, not sleeping. Hence the name?\\
'''Eddie:''' Okay, look. I was on a plane for six hours and then I was on a train for four more. And now I'm in Boresville, UK and don't need a lecture, 'kay, Hermione?\\
'''Patricia:''' Great, that's just what we need, another stupid American whose only reference to the UK is ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Who are you anyway?\\
'''Eddie:''' Who are you?\\
'''Patricia:''' I asked first.\\
'''Eddie:''' ''[laughing]'' Really?\\
'''Patricia:''' Next time you feel like tripping someone up, remember it's considered polite to apologize in this country.\\
'''Eddie:''' Do you ever stop talking? I should call you [[HeyYou Blabs]]. Or Yacker. Yeah, Yacker.\\
'''Patricia:''' And how bout I call you, a cab back to the airport?\\
'''Eddie:''' ''[claps]'' Devastating.
* All the characters on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' occasionally indulge in this, especially Ted and Robin.
* ''Series/MrLucky'': Andamo and Lt. Rovacs tend to engage in this whenever they're around each other.
* Tim and Martin from ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian'' always have (usually) affectionate banter going on.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. The bots try to out-snark one another on some topic when one of them makes a seminal joke.
* Niles and C.C. from ''Series/TheNanny''.
* The altercations between [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Regina]] and [[WickedWitch Zelena]] in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' are full of this.
-->''[Regina finds a basket of green apples on her porch]''\\
'''Zelena:''' A gift. [[spoiler:From sister to sister]].\\
'''Regina:''' What are you doing here?\\
'''Zelena:''' I saw your tree and I thought you could use something better. Red apples are so sickly sweet, don't you think? People tend to like something... a little sharper.\\
'''Regina:''' And green apples are just... bitter.
* In ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', whenever Miss Brooks and Miss Enright meet.
* Just about any conversation in ''Series/RedDwarf''.
* Dr. Cox and Jordan on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' do this ''all the time'', as part of their SlapSlapKiss, often to very vicious and/or humiliating levels.
* Most of the main cast of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' gets in on this. Sherlock vs. John, Sherlock vs. Lestrade, John vs. Mycroft, Sherlock vs. Mycroft, etc.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Occurs often when [[DeadpanSnarker Tess]] [[StepfordSnarker Mercer]] is involved, particularly with [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Oliver]] and [[ComicBook/LoisLane Lois]].
* ''Series/StargateSG1''
** Many of the characters of get into this at one point or another, especially between Daniel Jackson and Jack O'Neill in the later seasons:
--->'''Jackson:''' They'll never see it coming.\\
'''O'Neill:''' Which is one of the advantages of a totally ''insane'' idea.\\
'''Jackson:''' Yeah, where'd I learn that from?
** In the episode "Tin Man", Jack O'Neill gets into a Snark-to-Snark combat ''[[ActingForTwo with himself]]''.
* A lot of Spock and [=McCoy=]'s interactions in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' run on this.
* The Salvatore brothers on ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' seem to have this a lot. Damon is more snarky and smug but Stefan is far more deadpan. Most of their scenes seem to be contests of who can outdo the other.
* Happens frequently on TopGear betwixt Jeremy Clarkson and James May
** Taken UpToEleven in Season 10 Episode 5 when Clarkson was interviewing that episode's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, Simon Cowell.
* If you live in Neptune, CA, are a character on ''Veronica/VeronicaMars'', and are not a complete imbecile, chances are that you regularly engage in conversations largely consisting of this. The titular character makes a habit of sharing this with her father and Weevil, but get her and Logan into a room together...
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}: This happens frequently between Sam and Dean, but they can end up doing this with almost any character who's either a hunter, an antagonist, or just smart enough to understand what's going on.
** The masters of snark on the show, however, are Bobby Singer and Crowley. While they quip constantly at the expense of others, putting them in the same room for more than a few seconds will inevitably cause the two of them to start verbally fencing with intent to kill.

* JustForFun/ZerothLaw example: Benedick and Beatrice of ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing''.
* ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''
** Cecily Cardew and Gwendolyn Fairfax.
** On that note, Jack and Algernon as well.
** And Lane and Algernon... Actually, pretty much every conversation in this play is Snark-to-Snark Combat.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': It's a Creator/BioWare game, so [[WorldOfSnark what do you expect]]? Some gems include:
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' cheerfully descends into this in "Lair of the Shadow Broker", when Shepard and Liara snark to each other about game mechanics.
--->'''Shepard:''' [[NoOSHACompliance Not even a guard rail]]. I bet the Broker's agents love patrolling the hull.\\
'''Liara:''' At least the view is nice.\\\
'''Liara:''' Why are they attacking in [[MookChivalry waves]]? They'd be more effective if they all attacked at once.\\
'''Shepard:''' Please don't give the mercs ideas.\\\
'''Shepard:''' Don't you miss the days when you could just slap omni-gel on everything?\\
'''Liara:''' That bug fix made a lot of people very unhappy.
** This gem featuring Joker and Garrus lampshading [[VitriolicBestBuds what relations between humans and turians]] look like in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.
--->'''Garrus:''' All right, my turn. What's the first order an Alliance commander gives at the start of combat?\\
'''Joker:''' Uh... I give up.\\
'''Garrus:''' Correct!\\
'''Joker:''' All right, big guy. What do you call it when a turian gets killed by a horrible spiky monster?\\
'''Garrus:''' [[BizarreAlienBiology Friendly fire]]. [[HypocriticalHumour Come on, that one goes back to]] [[RememberTheAlamo Shanxi]].
* It's fair to say over half of the party banter in ''Franchise/DragonAge'' is comprised of this, a natural result of being a Creator/BioWare game. Nonetheless, some companions get along... not as well as the others, which tends to result in some much more snarky conversations, such as Alistair and Morrigan in [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins the first game]], Aveline and Isabela in [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII the second]], and Sera and Vivienne in [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition the third]].
* In ''Videogame/IMissTheSunrise'', if you choose to make Ros a DeadpanSnarker, you'll get plenty of this whenever you interact with [[SnarkKnight Mahk]].
* While many characters in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' try to keep up with [[ColonelBadass Jade Curtiss's]] sarcasm, only Emperor Peony can truly defeat him. Put them in a room and they're either snarking at each other non-stop or scheming to snark at others.
* ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'' repeatedly pits The Bard against... [[LemonyNarrator the narrator]].
* The pre-fight talks in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XIII'' has virtually all characters sassing each other before the fisticuffs start. Of special notice is how Ash Crimson managing to [[{{Troll}} raise everyone's hackles and piss them off]]... until Terry Bogard [[InsultBackfire calmly sasses him back]].
* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'':
** [[TheHero Adam Jensen]] and [[MissionControl Frank Pritchard]] pretty much use this as their normal manner of speech to each other.
--->'''Jensen:''' Pritchard, I'm in.\\
'''Frank:''' Nicely done, Jensen. Dare I ask how?\\
'''Jensen:''' A vent on the roof. It'll be in my report the next time we're discussing security loopholes.\\
'''Frank:''' Oh, goody; I'll be sure to take notes.
** To the point where it's genuinely shocking when, in one of their conversations during Jensen's infiltration of [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks Picus]] headquarters, Pritchard asks Jensen to "spare [him] the sarcasm".
* ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 4: Vengeance'' has a DeadpanSnarker named Casey Nolan as one of your lancemates. The PlayerCharacter in the ''Black Knight'' expansion is a mercenary hired to bring down the regime that the original player character established in ''Vengeance'', and is quite the DeadpanSnarker himself. Nolan, being crucial to victory in the ''Vengeance'' campaign, is retained by the Dresari regime as a training officer for new Mechwarriors, which makes him one of the main targets in the ''Black Knight'' campaign. The entire level in which Nolan is featured is riddled with these two going back and forth on the comm.
-->'''Nolan:''' Punch out now and I'll give you a job... scrubbing toilets.\\
'''Black Knight:''' Thanks! I'll pass.
* ''Franchise/TombRaider'': [[WorldOfSnark The majority of dialogue]] from the Core Design era consists of Lara and whatever unfortunate NPC she's about to kill bouncing snarky one-liners off each other for a few minutes before she gets back to shooting things. Taken UpToEleven for ''[[VideoGame/TombRaiderAngelOfDarkness Angel of Darkness]]'' where Lara's DialogueTree generally consists of a mean, snarky comment and a mean''er'' snarky comment, with the recipient giving as good as they get.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'':
** Rachel Alucard and Ragna the Bloodedge are both [[OnlySaneMan surprisingly sane]] and [[DeadpanSnarker incredibly snarky]]. Put the two of them together (it wont take much), get some popcorn, and enjoy the show. [[WellExcuseMePrincess Behind all the snark, however, is a very strong, almost romantic, bond]].
** A one-off example happens in ''Continuum Shift'' between [[TallDarkAndSnarky Jin]] and [[NiceGal Makoto]].
--->'''Makoto:''' Wow, look at them go! It's so peaceful here.\\
'''Jin:''' "Noisy" would be much more accurate.\\
'''Makoto:''' Do you always have to be so cynical?\\
'''Jin:''' Hmph. [[BrutalHonesty Just stating the simple truth.]]
* In ''VideoGame/Bayonetta2'', Bayonetta, DeadpanSnarker par excellence, ''finally'' finds someone who can keep up with her quips in the form of MouthyKid Loki.
* In the [[VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2013 2013 revival of Shadow Warrior]], early on, Lo Wang meets the demon Hoji, who he forms a pact with. He stays with him for the rest of the game, and most of their dialogue involves bouncing snark off of one another.
-->'''Hoji:''' I like their style! Hot and bossy. I should order you around like that.\\
'''Wang:''' You're going to need to work on the hot part.\\
'''Hoji:''' Bitch.
* VideoGame/{{Fire Emblem Fates}}: The support conversations between Jakob and his son Dwyer.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' likes having people try to out-sass Faye. It never works.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** Almost every conversation with [[BlackMagicianGirl Rose]] and [[TheLancer Dave]] ever. In fact, [[WorldOfSnark most conversations between most of the cast]] lean this way, given how many of them trade in [[DeadpanSnarker the snarky goodness]].
** Conversations between Rose and [[LipstickLesbian Kanaya]] are also notable, with the snark being easily interpreted as something of a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] BelligerentSexualTension at times, especially in the beginning of their relationship.
* ''Literal'' Snark-to-Snark Combat breaks out toward the end of ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'', when DeadpanSnarker Sarine engages in a duel to the death with SnarkKnight (or possibly the other way around) Sarna, who also had been Sarine's best friend for centuries. Snarkage mixes with blood and gore right up to the moment someone dies.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' George [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2012-05-22 mentions]] he wishes Susan worked at Salty Crackers Comics with him and Justin so he and she could engage in this.
-->'''George:''' It's a shame you didn't ask him to hire Susan. ''She'' can counter my guff. \\
'''Justin:''' So can Nanase. \\
'''George:''' Nanase ''ignores'' my guff. Guff requires rebuff.
* In ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', Jason goes up against Anne's [[LiteralSplitPersonality Personified Sarcasm]]. [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2003-02-19 He wins.]]
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive''. It won't stop. Even little kids get in on the verbal sparring.
* ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' is usually a little short of snarkers. But then [[http://www.sandraontherocks.com/strips-sotr/gosippy_hairstylist Zoé had to request a favor from Fabien...]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Many characters in ''TabletopGame/NewVindicators'' are snarky. A scene between Adonis and Deimos shows this trope, along with CasualDangerDialog, as Adonis is keeping his cool despite Deimos having just kicked the crap out of Adonis' followers.
-->'''Adonis:''' They played their part. They slowed you down enough for me to deliver the killing stroke.\\
'''Deimos:''' Keep dreaming, pretty boy.\\
'''Adonis:''' Awe, you think I'm pretty.\\
'''Deimos:''' You're not my type.\\
'''Adonis:''' Yeah, so I hear. It's because I'm not a figment of your imagination, isn't it?\\
'''Deimos:''' You're going to pay for that one you son of a bitch! Fade was my father's illusions! I'm not crazy!\\
'''Adonis:''' Try saying that when youíre not threatening to kill a toddler...
:: This culminates with Deimos grappling Adonis and Donny giving an excellent PreAsskickingOneLiner, telling Deimos he dropped something, when Deimos asks what, Donny stabs him in the neck with the tip of his own broken sword.
* WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob encounters this during his review of ''Film/GrumpyCatsWorstChristmasEver''. He snarks the movie, only for Grumpy to BreakTheFourthWall and snark the film as well. HilarityEnsues when he gets annoyed with her.
* Almost every character in ''Literature/TheGodsAreBastards'' engages in this. It sometimes seems that Snark must be one of the classes taught at the University between friends, allies, unacquainted neutrals, mortal enemies, people who are simultaneously trying to out-gambit each other and between a boy and his talking sword.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': This is frequent with [[VitriolicBestBuds Alex and Seth.]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Izane and Vampire Lord get into one in the first episode.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* This seems to be the only way anyone is capable of communicating on ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''.
%%* Toph and Sokka in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', this is basically the only way that some characters (Daria and Jane, for the most part) open up to each other.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' and his adoptive daughter Gosalyn regularly.
* [[TalkingAnimal Brian]] and [[BrainyBaby Stewie Griffin]], from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', are two of the snarkiest characters on the show. As such, conversations between them involve them being especially snarky. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMf6V5ct29I Here is an example.]]
-->'''Brian:''' Oh, ''there's'' my laptop. Do you mind? I want to check my email.\\
'''Stewie:''' Go away, I'm editing this music video I am making for Susie.\\
'''Brian:''' Oh really? A music video? Working on a little video there? A little music video? ''[voice starts to increase in pitch as he goes on]'' A little compliation of visual images to go with a song? A little 4-minute movie that tells the story of a...\\
'''Stewie:''' Yeah, that only works when I do it.
* Pretty much every BattleCouple in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' is like this. Green Lantern/Hawkgirl, Green Arrow/Black Canary, Huntress/Question... Although it's not just couples. Hawkgirl/Flash, Superman/Batman, Hawkgirl/Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern/Flash team-ups all tend to turn into snarkfests.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': About all of the interactions between Trixie and Discord in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 To Where and Back Again Ė Part 2]]" consist in snarking at each other. To the point that Starlight asks them to cut it out after a while.
-->'''Discord:''' That's all very nice, but really a waste of time. We have me. And what else could we possibly need?\\
'''Trixie:''' A draconequus with magic ''and'' half a brain might help.\\
'''Discord:''' Why are you here again? I mean, it's not like you're going to stop the changelings by pulling a rabbit out of a hat.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Obi-Wan and Anakin do this left, right and centre, but Obi-Wan is such a SnarkKnight that he also tends to do this with just about everyone he fights alongside (except maybe Cody).
* From ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', Spider-Man and Hawkeye's episode together is nothing but this trope.