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* Joy Gresham in ''Shadowlands'' is this, although she softens a little over the course of the film.

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* Joy Gresham in ''Shadowlands'' ''{{Film/Shadowlands}}'' is this, although she softens a little over the course of the film.


* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ryuuken Ishida [[HiddenHeartOfGold appears to be]] a bitterly sarcastic individual who is hypercritical of his son's desire and ability to be a Quincy, causing the pair to dissolve into SnarkToSnarkCombat whenever they're in the same room together. Isshin Kurosaki, [[OddFriendship who knows Ryuuken's secret]], implies that Ryuuken is trying to help his son in some very [[JerkassFacade specific]] way. Flashbacks revealing the beginning of Ryuuken's problems with Quincies show no-one in the world is a harsher critic of Ryuuken than Ryuuken himself. He's clearly a StepfordSnarker, but the link between the start of his problems and his current situation has [[MysteriousPast yet to be fully revealed]].

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ryuuken Ishida [[HiddenHeartOfGold appears to be]] a bitterly sarcastic individual who is hypercritical of his son's desire and ability to be a Quincy, causing the pair to dissolve into SnarkToSnarkCombat whenever they're in the same room together. Isshin Kurosaki, [[OddFriendship who knows Ryuuken's secret]], implies that Ryuuken is trying to help his son in some very [[JerkassFacade specific]] specific way. Flashbacks revealing the beginning of Ryuuken's problems with Quincies show no-one in the world is a harsher critic of Ryuuken than Ryuuken himself. He's clearly a StepfordSnarker, but the link between the start of his problems and his current situation has [[MysteriousPast yet to be fully revealed]].


* ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged: Holy hell, Kirito.

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* ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged: WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged: Holy hell, Kirito.

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* ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged: Holy hell, Kirito.


This character has a world-weary disdain for ''everyone'', themselves included. They typically suffer from a healthy dose of IntelligenceEqualsIsolation, and are the type to stand aside at parties and quietly drink beer while making [[DeadpanSnarker biting quips]] about the [[SurroundedByIdiots idiocy that surrounds them]].

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This character has a world-weary disdain for ''everyone'', themselves included. They might see themselves as the OnlySaneMan, but only in the sense that they're ''maybe one'' full notch above everyone else while still falling miles short of where they believe everyone should be. They typically suffer from a healthy dose of IntelligenceEqualsIsolation, and are the type to stand aside at parties and quietly drink beer while making [[DeadpanSnarker biting quips]] about the [[SurroundedByIdiots idiocy that surrounds them]].



The key element that differentiates the Snark Knight from a normal DeadpanSnarker, a SmugSnake, or a plain old {{jerkass}} is that the Snark Knight holds themselves to their own impossibly high standards. This means that they will [[SelfDeprecation throw barbs at themselves]] as often as they [[TakeThat throw them at others]], with the exact same level of vitriol. And because of these high standards, you can bet they won't be EasilyImpressed.

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The key element that differentiates the Snark Knight from a normal DeadpanSnarker, a SmugSnake, or a plain old {{jerkass}} is that the Snark Knight holds themselves to their own impossibly high standards. This means that they will [[SelfDeprecation throw barbs at themselves]] as often as they [[TakeThat throw them at others]], [[SincerityMode with the exact same level of vitriol.vitriol]]. And because of these high standards, you can bet they won't be EasilyImpressed.


** WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows has evident distain for his fellow reviewers, roommates, typical AcceptableTargets like Chris Brown, and [[SelfDeprecation himself]]. This makes the few times he does genuinely like something more {{Adorkable}}

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** WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows has evident distain for his fellow reviewers, roommates, typical AcceptableTargets like Chris Brown, and [[SelfDeprecation himself]]. This makes the few times he does genuinely like something more {{Adorkable}}{{Adorkable}}.


** WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows has evident distain for his fellow reviewers, roommates, typical AcceptableTargets like Chris Brown, and [[SelfDeprication himself]]. This makes the few times he does genuinely like something more {{Adorkable}}

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** WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows has evident distain for his fellow reviewers, roommates, typical AcceptableTargets like Chris Brown, and [[SelfDeprication [[SelfDeprecation himself]]. This makes the few times he does genuinely like something more {{Adorkable}}


* Creator/GeorgeCarlin. This personality trait was exaggerated in his stage persona, but those close to him say the real Carlin shared most of his character's views, he just [[MeanCharacterNiceActor wasn't as much of a jerk about it.]]

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* Creator/GeorgeCarlin. This personality trait was exaggerated in his stage persona, but those close to him say the real Carlin shared most of his character's views, he just [[MeanCharacterNiceActor wasn't as much of a jerk about it.]]

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* The host of ''WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow'' has been this since the beginning but it's been a lot more noticeable since season four.


* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' Canach, his comments are the highlight of every episode he is taking part of. https://youtu.be/HcHsORZN8CA

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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' Canach, his comments [[https://youtu.be/HcHsORZN8CA comments]] are the highlight of every episode he is taking part of. https://youtu.be/HcHsORZN8CAof.


* Franchise/{{Batman}} is this, DependingOnTheWriter. He's generally shown being a jerk to other heroes, but he allows himself few joys in life and does his best to keep everyone at arm's length. It's implied that one reason he's so proud of Dick Grayson aside from Dick being his oldest "child" is that Dick has surpassed both himself and Franchise/{{Superman}} as a hero.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is this, DependingOnTheWriter. He's generally shown being a jerk to other heroes, but he allows himself few joys in life and does his best to keep everyone at arm's length. It's implied that one reason he's so proud of [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson Grayson]] aside from Dick being his oldest "child" is that Dick has surpassed both himself and Franchise/{{Superman}} as a hero.


-->'''Moist:''' You think he's cynical?\\

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-->'''Moist:''' --->'''Moist:''' You think he's cynical?\\



* ''Literature/CarryOn'' : Baz gives out a good snark to everyone, and is a bit of a dark, intelligent character.

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* ''Literature/CarryOn'' : ''Literature/CarryOn'': Baz gives out a good snark to everyone, and is a bit of a dark, intelligent character.



* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': Veronica takes this role but unlike most, only after she's been pushed into it by her ostracization for standing by her father. Note her moral principles fall into a sense of justice and not letting the wealthy get away with crimes but she's loose on using deception to get her way. Such is the way of most PrivateDetective characters.
** TroubledButCute Logan also falls under this trope, especially after [[spoiler: he and Veronica get back together on season 2]].

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* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': ''Series/VeronicaMars'':
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Veronica takes this role but unlike most, only after she's been pushed into it by her ostracization for standing by her father. Note her moral principles fall into a sense of justice and not letting the wealthy get away with crimes but she's loose on using deception to get her way. Such is the way of most PrivateDetective characters.
** TroubledButCute Logan also falls under this trope, especially after [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he and Veronica get back together on season 2]].



* Aggie of ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' starts off this way. Early storylines see her standing on the sidelines and aiming sarcastic comments and the occasional prank at [[AlphaBitch popular girl]] Penny for her apparent superficiality and snobbery, in contrast to Aggie's espoused (though not always upheld) progressive values. She's also initially something of a loner with only one friend, the bookwormish Duane. Eventually, she develops a wider circle of friends, [[spoiler: including Penny herself]].

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* Aggie of ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' starts off this way. Early storylines see her standing on the sidelines and aiming sarcastic comments and the occasional prank at [[AlphaBitch popular girl]] Penny for her apparent superficiality and snobbery, in contrast to Aggie's espoused (though not always upheld) progressive values. She's also initially something of a loner with only one friend, the bookwormish Duane. Eventually, she develops a wider circle of friends, [[spoiler: including [[spoiler:including Penny herself]].


* TheOffice
** Pam Beasley as she says things that offend her and sometimes towards Michael.

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''Series/{{The Office|US}}'': Pam Beasley as she says things that offend her and sometimes towards Michael.


* ''Literature/CarryOn'' : Baz gives out a good snark to everyone, and is a bit of a dark, intelligent character.



* ''Literature/CarryOn'' : Baz gives out a good snark to everyone, and is a bit of a dark, intelligent character.


* ''Literature/Carry On'' : Baz, somewhat.

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* ''Literature/Carry On'' ''Literature/CarryOn'' : Baz, somewhat.Baz gives out a good snark to everyone, and is a bit of a dark, intelligent character.

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