Smug Snake / Fan Fics

  • Graduate Meeting Of Mutual Killing has Masaru Miyata.
  • Veran in the The Legend of Zelda fic Wisdom and Courage. While she is indeed very powerful and dangerous, her massive arrogance, tendency to Kick the Dog as much as possible, and her constant underestimating of Link and Zelda place her in this category. In fact, during her fight with Fierce Deity Link in chapter 29, the minute she realizes that Link is more than a match for her with the Fierce Deity's power even with the Triforce and Majora on her side, she bails.
  • Rosario Vampire: Brightest Darkness Act III: Throughout chapters 30 and 31, Kano simply laughs off the girls' threats as he's blackmailing and photographing them, confident that, between the pictures he's taken and the group's current shaky situation in the academy, he's untouchable. He's proven wrong at the end of chapter 31 when Luna eats the entire back half of his head as he's about to force himself on Mizore.
  • In Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genocide, Kluge, SEELE's Dragon and The Heavy of the story, presents most of traits: he's an arrogant, overconfident, manipulative bastard who treats everyone with arrogance and disdain and will stop at nothing to destroy NERV. He's cunning and dangerous, but he isn't powerful or smart enough to be the real Big Bad, and ultimately he dies at the hands of the Emerald Tablet whom he foolishly thought he was controlling.
  • The Very Secret Diary: Tom Riddle is certainly very dangerous and manipulative, but he's not as clever as believes himself to be. He repeatedly underestimates Ginny, and thus constructs an incredibly weak backstory. All it took was Ginny asking a few uncomfortable questions, and his ruse was undone. Even when he starts outright possessing Ginny, she still finds ways to delay his plans, to which his only response is angry, impotent threats.