Credit: Quantrell Colbert/The CW Photo: Klaus Smirks in The Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 9, “Homecoming”

While Damon Salvatore’s snarks are legendary, a certain handsome hybrid is quickly nipping at his heels for the title of snark king of Mystic Falls. Klaus can sure rip into people — not only with his bare hands, but also with his stinging words. We haven’t even reached the half-way mark on the season yet, and he’s already racked up some doozies. Here are are favorite quips from the Original Vampire so far...

9. Not-so-nice to meet you
Klaus (Joseph Morgan): “I am a different kind of monster. I’ve got some vampire. Some wolf. Hybrid. You see, I want to create more of me.”
(From Season 3, Episode 1, “The Birthday”)

8. Bad Memory Lane
Klaus: “I know how much you loved it here. Bringing back memories of the good old Ripper days.”
Stefan (Paul Wesley): “I blocked out most of them. A lot of blood. A lot of partying. The details are all a blur.”
Klaus: “Well, that is a crying shame. The details are what make it legend.”
(From Season 3, Episode 3, “The End of the Affair”)

7. That’s just pun-a-liscious
Klaus (to Ray): “You’re the first werewolf I’ve come across in many a moon.”
(From Season 3, Episode 1, “The Birthday”)

6. Here’s the situation
Stefan: “You saved my brother’s life. I’m in your service.”
Klaus: “It all sounds so tedious and indentured. Aren’t you having the least bit of fun?”
(From Season 3, Episode 1, “The Birthday”)

5. We’ve come a long way, baby
Rebekah: “There has to be more to this dress.”
Stefan: “There’s not.”
Rebekah: “So women in the 21st century dress like prostitutes, then? I got dirty looks for wearing trousers.”
Klaus: “You wore trousers so women today could wear nothing.”
(From Season 3, Episode 4, “Disturbing Behavior”)

4. Liar, liar pants on fire
Klaus: “I promise I’m not a serial killer. I just want to use your phone.”
(From Season 3, Episode 1, “The Birthday”)

3. Actions speak louder
Rebekah: “I am not a brat!”
Klaus: “A thousand years of life experience says otherwise.”
(From Season 3, Episode 4, “Disturbing Behavior”)

2. Oh the zoomanity
Klaus (to Stefan): “Come on. Your humanity is killing you.”
(From Season 3, Episode 5, “The Reckoning”)

1. But they can try
Mikael (about the hybrids): “They can’t kill me.”
Klaus: “True. But it will make one hell of a party game.”
(From Season 3, Episode 9, “Homecoming”)