Sarcasm might be the lowest form of irony, but as far as rhetorical devices go, it works.
There are plenty of characters on TV today that employ sarcasm as a weapon, using it deflect, shield, and even defend themselves at times.
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A well-placed sarcastic line can do a lot for a character and define their relationships with the other people in the scene.
Here are 21 television characters who like to use sarcasm as a weapon.
Bonnie Plunkett (Mom)
Bonnie Plunkett uses sarcasm as a defense mechanism on the daily. She's constantly cracking jokes at the expense of everyone around her. Her favorite target: her AA sponsor Marjorie.
Eleanor Shellstrop (The Good Place)
Eleanor Shellstrop may not have deserved to be in The Good Place, but her biting sarcasm and wit are hallmarks of the series.
Margo Hanson (The Magicians)
Margo Hanson has a sharp tongue, and a quick mind and her pension for sarcasm is unmatched by anyone else on The Magicians. (Except maybe, her best friend Eliot Waugh.)
Salem Saberhagen (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
Every witch needs a familiar with a little bit of snark to him. The Spellman's black cat, Salem Saberhagen has his fair share of sarcastic quips throughout the show's seven seasons as he got into hijinx all his own.
Sarah Manning (Orphan Black)
There's not a lot of time for wise-cracking while you're at the epicenter of someone's science experiment, but you can still count on Sarah Manning to come up with a few sarcastic remarks here and there. As Mrs. S said, Sarah took all of the attitude and none of the politics from the punk rock scene.
Annie Marks (Good Girls)
Annie Marks is an expert in sarcasm and isn't afraid to use it. Whether she's joking about how the only thing of value she has are her eggs or she's fighting with her sister, she knows how to deliver a punchy line.