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{{Cloudcuckoolander}}s are usually perceived as childlike and innocent, devoid of any sort of sarcasm and snarkery. Therefore when such a character all of a sudden delivers quips and witticisms, it is often a real surprise for the reader/viewer. It may serve as indication that they are not as air-headed and naive as they may seem -- and perhaps even [[ObfuscatingInsanity deliberately pretend]] -- to be.

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{{Cloudcuckoolander}}s are usually perceived as childlike and innocent, devoid of any sort of sarcasm and snarkery. Therefore when such a character all of a sudden delivers quips and witticisms, it is often a real surprise for the reader/viewer. It may serve as an indication that they are not as air-headed and naive as they may seem -- and perhaps even [[ObfuscatingInsanity deliberately pretend]] -- to be.



* Auri from ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' is an [[TheOphelia ethereal, Luna Lovegood-escue girl]] who seems to be completely off her rails, rambling about keys that open the moon and stuff; however, all of a sudden she makes quips like this one:

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* Auri from ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' is an [[TheOphelia ethereal, Luna Lovegood-escue Lovegood-esque girl]] who seems to be completely off her rails, rambling about keys that open the moon and stuff; however, all of a sudden she makes quips like this one:



* Most [[WizardClassic wizards]] in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' to some extent. Rincewind and Ponder are exceptions (being almost purely snarkers) but Ridcully, the Bursar, and other members of faculty will bounce back and forth between saying something crazy, often by being SidetrackedByTheAnalogy, and saying something witty.

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* Most [[WizardClassic wizards]] in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' to some extent. Rincewind and Ponder are exceptions (being almost purely snarkers) but Ridcully, the Bursar, and other members of faculty will bounce back and forth between saying something crazy, often by being SidetrackedByTheAnalogy, SidetrackedByTheAnalogy and saying something witty.



--> '''Izzy''': I'm surrounded by loons!

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--> '''Shawn''': I can't hear you over your ''insanity''!

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--> ---> '''Shawn''': I can't hear you over your ''insanity''!


* Merrill from ''VideoGame/DragonAge2'' delivers some pretty crushing remarks when pushed far enough by antagonistic party members Anders or Fenris, showing she is fully aware of how grim their situations are. The rest of the time, she has her head in the clouds wondering how Qunari scratch their heads and cooing over vicious guard-dogs.

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* Merrill from ''VideoGame/DragonAge2'' ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' delivers some pretty crushing remarks when pushed far enough by antagonistic party members Anders or Fenris, showing she is fully aware of how grim their situations are. The rest of the time, she has her head in the clouds wondering how Qunari scratch their heads and cooing over vicious guard-dogs.


* Panchito in ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTheThreeCaballeros'' , who is now more cuckoo and ditzy, can be surprisingly sarcastic, mainly towards Donald.

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* Panchito in ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTheThreeCaballeros'' , ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTheThreeCaballeros'', who is now more cuckoo and ditzy, can be surprisingly sarcastic, mainly towards Donald.

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** When resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}} finally finds herself as the OnlySaneWoman.
--> '''Izzy''': I'm surrounded by loons!
** Shawn the Zombie-Conspiracy Nut spends every other moment spouting nonsense about how a ZombieApocalypse is impending, but he's prone to be the snarky OnlySaneMan just as much.
--> '''Shawn''': I can't hear you over your ''insanity''!

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* Panchito in ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTheThreeCaballeros'' , who is now more cuckoo and ditzy, can be surprisingly sarcastic, mainly towards Donald.

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* Merrill from ''VideoGame/DragonAge2'' delivers some pretty crushing remarks when pushed far enough by antagonistic party members Anders or Fenris, showing she is fully aware of how grim their situations are. The rest of the time, she has her head in the clouds wondering how Qunari scratch their heads and cooing over vicious guard-dogs.

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* Rei of ''VideoGame/EnsembleStars'' is a member of the Five Oddballs, and constantly acts as though he is a hundreds-year-old vampire living among humans, but he is plenty snarky, especially where [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Koga]] is concerned; sure enough, he is [[ObfuscatingStupidity actually very intelligent]] and quite a dangerous enemy.



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* Most [[WizardClassic wizards]] in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' to some extent. Rincewind and Ponder are exceptions (being almost purely snarkers) but Ridcully, the Bursar, and other members of faculty will bounce back and forth between saying something crazy, often by being SidetrackedByTheAnalogy, and saying something witty.

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* Auri from ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' is an [[TheOphelia ethereal, Luna Lovegood-escue girl]] who seems to be completely off her rails, rambling about keys that open the moon and stuff; however, all of a sudden she makes quips like this one:
-->''I was wondering, Auri. Would you mind showing me the Underthing?"
-->Auri looked away, suddenly shy. "Kvothe, I thought you were a gentleman," she said, tugging self-consciously at her ragged shirt. "Imagine, asking to see a girl's underthing." She looked down, her hair hiding her face.
-->I held my breath for a moment, choosing my next words carefully lest I startle her back underground. While I was thinking, Auri peeked at me through the curtain of her hair.
-->"Auri," I asked slowly, "are you joking with me?"
-->She looked up and grinned. "Yes I am," she said proudly. "Isn't it wonderful?''


* Historically, this is probably how many jesters acted. Jesters are thought to either be very strange people who played up their cuckoo-ness so they could get away with mocking the nobility. A jester could even play a good role as an adviser by pointing out the flaws in a plan via mocking the idea or by delivering bad news that no one else dared to.

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* Historically, this is probably how many jesters acted. Jesters are thought to either be very strange people who played up their cuckoo-ness so they could get away with mocking the nobility. A jester could even play a good role as an adviser by pointing out the flaws in a plan via mocking the idea or by delivering bad news that no one else dared to.


* Brittany, the GeniusDitz of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' is definitely prone to this.

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* Brittany, the GeniusDitz of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' ''Series/{{Glee}}'', is definitely prone to this.


* Sheldon Cooper from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', though [[InformedAttribute supposedly]] SarcasmBlind, tends to make sarcastic (or InnocentlyInsensitive) quips at his friends and colleagues (and pretty much everyone). He's also a DitzyGenius with an AmbiguousDisorder.

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* Sheldon Cooper from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', though [[InformedAttribute supposedly]] SarcasmBlind, tends to make sarcastic (or InnocentlyInsensitive) quips at his friends and colleagues (and pretty much everyone). He's also a DitzyGenius with an AmbiguousDisorder.


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': It is rare, but Pinkie Pie ''can'' snark if the situation calls for it. For example, in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E9NonCompeteClause Non-Compete Clause]]":
-->'''Princess Twilight:''' Who better [than Applejack and Rainbow Dash] to model the importance of working as a team?\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': It is rare, but {{Cloudcuckoolander}} supreme Pinkie Pie ''can'' snark if the situation calls for it. For example, in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E9NonCompeteClause Non-Compete Clause]]":
-->'''Princess Twilight:''' -->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Who better [than Applejack and Rainbow Dash] to model the importance of working as a team?\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': It is rare, but Pinkie Pie ''can'' snark if the situation calls for it. For example, in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E9NonCompeteClause Non-Compete Clause]]":
-->'''Princess Twilight:''' Who better [than Applejack and Rainbow Dash] to model the importance of working as a team?\\
'''Pinkie Pie:''' Um, Rarity, Fluttershy, me, Spike, ''this flower pot''...
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{{Cloudcuckoolander}}s are usually perceived as childlike and innocent, devoid of any sort of sarcasm and snarkery. Therefore when such a character all of a sudden delivers quips and witticisms, it is often a real surprise for the reader/viewer. It may serve as indication that they are not as air-headed and naive as they may seem - and perhaps even [[ObfuscatingInsanity deliberately pretend]] - to be.

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{{Cloudcuckoolander}}s are usually perceived as childlike and innocent, devoid of any sort of sarcasm and snarkery. Therefore when such a character all of a sudden delivers quips and witticisms, it is often a real surprise for the reader/viewer. It may serve as indication that they are not as air-headed and naive as they may seem - -- and perhaps even [[ObfuscatingInsanity deliberately pretend]] - -- to be.



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-->'''Captain Corcoran:''' I am the last person to insult a British sailor, Sir Joseph.
-->'''Sir Joseph:''' You are the last person who did, Captain Corcoran.

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