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* [=BoJack=] in ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' combines this with InferioritySuperiorityComplex. He'll do all sorts of crazy things in order to stay famous, and even as an actor he's a LargeHam limelight hog (to the point where, when he tries to give another actor a punchline scripted for him in "That Went Well", it is a huge shock and an indication that he's really changed as a person). In reality he hates himself and is desperately trying to find approval from anyone who'll give it to him.
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* Michelangelo from the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2K3 TMNT cartoon]] is a friendly version of this.
* Eddy from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. [[spoiler:The root of his behavior is explained in [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow the movie]].]]
* Angelica from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* Squidward from ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=]]].'' When he's not keeping himself to himself, he's going around demanding people's attention by displaying interpretive dancing or playing his clarinet ''really'' loudly.
** Spongebob is a more indirect example. Often he is not so much narcissistic as he is demanding of other people's company and enthusiasm, making him very clingy and completely refusing to believe anyone could not want to hang around him.

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* Michelangelo Lumpy Space Princess from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is one. She even tries to crash a wedding of two people she barely knows solely to be the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2K3 TMNT cartoon]] center of attention.
* Allen in ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory''
is a friendly version of this.
* Eddy from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. [[spoiler:The root of his behavior is explained
this in [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow the movie]].]]
* Angelica from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* Squidward from ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=]]].'' When he's not keeping himself
full spades. Everything he does always has to himself, he's going around demanding people's drawn attention by displaying interpretive dancing or playing his clarinet ''really'' loudly.
** Spongebob is a more indirect example. Often he is not so much narcissistic as he is demanding of other people's company
to himself and enthusiasm, making everything has to be about him very clingy and completely refusing (he is only 7 years old!) His father, Richard, is even worse; if the attention isn't focused on him, he will ''make'' it be on him, regardless who it affects.
* Roger of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' delves into this quite often.
-->'''Roger:''' You can't do this
to believe anyone could not want me! You can't leave me here! Everyone's looking! EVERYONE'S LOOKING!
--> '''Man:''' Can you keep it down? No one's looking at you. We're trying
to hang around him.watch the skating here.
--> '''Roger:''' '''''EVERYONE'S LOOKING!'''''



* Bloo from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', with many storylines resulting from Bloo getting jealous of the attention received by other characters, then doing something {{Jerkass}}-ish in response. Several parts of his dialogue imply that [[FreudianExcuse his greatest fear is not being loved by anyone]], a fear which Mac is shown to share sometimes. He probably even created Bloo for the sole purpose of having that NOT happen to him. Of course, Bloo's tries to get the others to like him backfire more than just frequently.

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* Bloo Ty Lee from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', with a FreudianExcuse. She is from a very large family and will do anything to make herself stand out from her many storylines resulting from Bloo getting jealous look-alike sisters.
** Ty Lee actually plays with this trope a bit, as at the end
of the attention received by other characters, then doing something {{Jerkass}}-ish in response. Several parts series, she seems to have a bit of his dialogue imply off-screen CharacterDevelopment and [[spoiler:joins the Kyoshi Warriors, and she doesn't care that [[FreudianExcuse his greatest fear is not being loved by anyone]], a fear which Mac is shown to share they all dress identically]].
** Aang too,
sometimes. He probably even created Bloo Though he really just naturally finds himself at the center of attention, being [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]] and all, and likes it there. Especially when it comes to [[ShipTease Katara.]]
-->''"Hey Katara, look what I just learned to do with earthbending!"''
** This has a FreudianExcuse as well. Before he ran away and got frozen, his friends were starting to alienate him
for being the sole purpose Avatar, and the other monks wanted to send him away from Monk Gyatso, the closest thing to family he had. Since almost all his friends from his former life are dead now, and he has an entire army of having people trying to kill him, he has a niggling fear of being lonely and unloved, making him more possessive and clingy of the friends he does have.
* Bianca in ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' does everything she can to be on top, and have her way. But always loses to Larke.
* Edward from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''. One of the reasons they're rivals is because he's constantly trying to prove himself better than Lazlo.
* WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck. While the motivation of this trait has changed over the years, this has always been a consistent aspect of the character.
** Idem his expies Plucky Ducky in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''.
* Quinn in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' seems to enjoy being the center of attention a little too much.
* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck. His very first scene has him exiting the police station after apprehending some criminals... and disappointed
that NOT happen to him. Of course, Bloo's tries to get the others to like there's no press waiting for him backfire more than just frequently.outside.



* Chris from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' definitely counts as one, it's made even funnier whenever [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Justin]] is on screen stealing the spotlight:
--> '''Chris:''' (to the campers who are all staring dreamily at Justin) Hey! Stop looking at the gorgeous man-candy! Focus more on ''[[ItsAllAboutMe me]]!''
** It's hilariously worse in ''World Tour''. One of the teams features an AscendedFangirl who names the team [[spoiler: Team Chris is really really really really really hot.]] Chris is proud.
** All of the contestants qualify in ''some'' capacity, most particularly [[AlphaBitch Heather]], [[CuteAndPsycho Izzy]], [[GoGetterGirl Courtney]], [[HomeschooledKids Ezekiel]], [[DistractedByTheSexy Justin]], [[HotScoop Blaineley]], [[BadLiar Staci]] and [[DramaQueen Dakota]]. Deconstructed with Dakota though, as Dawn "reads her aura" and claims it's actually [[IJustWantToBeLoved a repressed cry for love]], which Dakota's reaction hints is correct.
** The [[BigBad Ice Dancers]] of the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' keep this going, although they sometimes get the wrong kind of attention when someone recalls them as the Ice Dancers who lost the Olympics.

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* Chris Eddy from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' definitely counts as one, it's made even funnier whenever [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Justin]] ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. [[spoiler:The root of his behavior is on screen stealing explained in [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow the spotlight:
--> '''Chris:''' (to
movie]].]]
* Kuzco from
the campers who are all staring dreamily at Justin) Hey! Stop looking at the gorgeous man-candy! Focus more on ''[[ItsAllAboutMe me]]!''
** It's hilariously worse in ''World Tour''. One of the teams
''[[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove The Emperor's New Groove/School]]'' series, which seem to be parallel continuities. The movie features an AscendedFangirl who names CharacterDevelopment, so that at the team [[spoiler: Team Chris is really really really really really hot.]] Chris is proud.
** All
end, he becomes a very nice, likable guy. In the series, however, he still acts like a attention-loving jerk, as though the events of the contestants qualify in ''some'' capacity, most particularly [[AlphaBitch Heather]], [[CuteAndPsycho Izzy]], [[GoGetterGirl Courtney]], [[HomeschooledKids Ezekiel]], [[DistractedByTheSexy Justin]], [[HotScoop Blaineley]], [[BadLiar Staci]] and [[DramaQueen Dakota]]. Deconstructed with Dakota though, as Dawn "reads her aura" and claims it's actually [[IJustWantToBeLoved a repressed cry for love]], which Dakota's reaction hints is correct.
** The [[BigBad Ice Dancers]] of the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' keep this going, although they sometimes get the wrong kind of attention when someone recalls them as the Ice Dancers who lost the Olympics.
movie had never happened.



* A possible tragic example of this trope is Clay Puppington, the self-centered father of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel.'' This is especially apparent in the third season episode where we see his past. [[spoiler:He thought himself the center of his mother's world, and was distraught when he learned he had several older siblings who were miscarried due to his mother's blithe ignorance of proper activities to do while pregnant (knitting: yes. going on roller coasters and trampolines: no). This caused the accidental death of his mother when he pretended to have died and gave her a heart attack. When his father ignored him after this, he deliberately and repeatedly goaded the man into hitting him, and now with his own son associates beatings with affection.]]
** Joe is this as well.
* Bender of ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' pulls stunts all the time so that people will pay attention to him. The biggest probably being when he got a slave population to build a towering statue of him that said "Remember Me!" and then shot fire from its eyes.

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* A possible tragic example of this trope is Clay Puppington, the self-centered father of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel.'' This is especially apparent in the third season The first episode where we see of ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' has a boy named Tommy who is an artist who heavily craves attention and recognition for his past. [[spoiler:He thought work. He even falsely accuses himself of a crime so he can be in the center spotlight.
* Bloo from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', with many storylines resulting from Bloo getting jealous of the attention received by other characters, then doing something {{Jerkass}}-ish in response. Several parts
of his mother's world, and was distraught when he learned he had several older siblings who were miscarried due to dialogue imply that [[FreudianExcuse his mother's blithe ignorance of proper activities greatest fear is not being loved by anyone]], a fear which Mac is shown to do while pregnant (knitting: yes. going on roller coasters and trampolines: no). This caused share sometimes. He probably even created Bloo for the accidental death sole purpose of his mother when he pretended having that NOT happen to have died and gave her a heart attack. When his father ignored him. Of course, Bloo's tries to get the others to like him after this, he deliberately and repeatedly goaded the man into hitting him, and now with his own son associates beatings with affection.]]
** Joe is this as well.
backfire more than just frequently.
* Bender of ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' pulls stunts all the time so that people will pay attention to him. The biggest probably being when he got a slave population to build a towering statue of him that said "Remember Me!" and then shot fire from its eyes.



* Kuzco from the ''[[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove The Emperor's New Groove/School]]'' series, which seem to be parallel continuities. The movie features CharacterDevelopment, so that at the end, he becomes a very nice, likable guy. In the series, however, he still acts like a attention-loving jerk, as though the events of the movie had never happened.

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* Kuzco In ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', this is Pizzazz's primary motivation. She's a [[SpoiledBrat spoiled]] RichBitch who wants to be famous and adored. Her violent hatred of Jem stems from the ''[[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove fact the Jem and the Holograms are more popular than the Misfits. Pizzazz has a FreudianExcuse behind it though. Her mother left when she was young and her father was distant growing up. The Emperor's New Groove/School]]'' series, which seem attention of fans is a substitute for the lack of affection she had growing up.
* Bill Dauterive in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is this when wanting to have someone to interact with.
* The Equalist promoter in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is said
to be parallel continuities. The movie features CharacterDevelopment, so one, according to the official website.
* A possible tragic example of this trope is Clay Puppington, the self-centered father of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' This is especially apparent in the third season episode where we see his past. [[spoiler:He thought himself the center of his mother's world, and was distraught when he learned he had several older siblings who were miscarried due to his mother's blithe ignorance of proper activities to do while pregnant (knitting: yes. going on roller coasters and trampolines: no). This caused the accidental death of his mother when he pretended to have died and gave her a heart attack. When his father ignored him after this, he deliberately and repeatedly goaded the man into hitting him, and now with his own son associates beatings with affection.]]
%%** Joe is this as well.
* Jake Spidermonkey from ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.
-->'''"I NEED ATTENTION''' '''''TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY!!!!!"'''''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Rainbow Dash can slip into becoming a real attention horse at times, up to the point
that at in the end, he becomes a very nice, likable guy. In the series, however, he still acts like a attention-loving jerk, as though the events episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare Do Well]]", she puts people in danger by insisting on shouting her new catchphrase instead of saving them from accidents.
** Rarity spent all
of the movie had never happened.episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]" attempting to [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism get more attention than her mystically-created butterfly wings already did]], culminating in her going too close to the Sun and doing an impression of an equine [[IcarusAllusion Icarus]].
** Although normally a GenkiGirl, Pinkie Pie will slip into this if anyone dares to ignore her or reject her friendship. ''There are two episodes dedicated to this'', where Pinkie uses copious amounts of CartoonPhysics and borderline [[RealityWarper reality warping]] to mercilessly chase them all over Ponyville.
** Then there is Trixie who has turned this kind of behavior [[StageMagician into an income source]].
** Played with in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]''; Ms. Harshwhinny assumes Spike is one for wanting to do "something really worthy of the Crystal Empire's admiration," when he's just attempting to make up for what he sees as a failure in the torch lighting ceremony.
-->'''Ms. Harshwhinny''': Next thing you know you'll be asking to put on a rock concert! Ugh, celebrities.



* This has become something of an AnimalStereotype for ducks.
** [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck]]
** [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Plucky Duck]]
** WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck.
** [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes CountDuckula]] - especially when he initially appeared in WesternAnimation/DangerMouse
** DonaldDuck and his girlfriend, Daisy.
** Oddly enough, there's a level of TruthInTelevision to this, because this is how ducks actually behave. They're one of the few types of animals to walk right up to people without a hint of apprehension. They are noisy and always try to out-noise other ducks (and people). And when there are ducklings, the mother will parade them around everywhere.
** Totally subverted with Wade from US Acres/Orson's Farm
* Ty Lee from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', with a FreudianExcuse. She is from a very large family and will do anything to make herself stand out from her many look-alike sisters.
** Ty Lee actually plays with this trope a bit, as at the end of the series, she seems to have a bit of off-screen CharacterDevelopment and [[spoiler:joins the Kyoshi Warriors, and she doesn't care that they all dress identically]].
** Aang too, sometimes. Though he really just naturally finds himself at the center of attention, being [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]] and all, and likes it there. Especially when it comes to [[ShipTease Katara.]]
-->''"Hey Katara, look what I just learned to do with earthbending!"''
** This has a FreudianExcuse as well. Before he ran away and got frozen, his friends were starting to alienate him for being the Avatar, and the other monks wanted to send him away from Monk Gyatso, the closest thing to family he had. Since almost all his friends from his former life are dead now, and he has an entire army of people trying to kill him, he has a niggling fear of being lonely and unloved, making him more possessive and clingy of the friends he does have.
* [[ThomasTheTankEngine James the Red Engine]]. He always wants to show that he's the best, and his accidents just seem to be a bit... more ridiculous than those that the other engines got into.
* Eric Cartman of WesternAnimation/SouthPark.
** "The F Word" deals with a bunch of attention-grabbing Harley-riding bikers so loud and obnoxious that ''Cartman'' was the first to call them out.
* Bill Dauterive in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is this when wanting to have someone to interact with.
* Bianca in ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' does everything she can to be on top, and have her way. But always loses to Larke.

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* This has become something of an AnimalStereotype for ducks.
** [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck]]
** [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Plucky Duck]]
** WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck.
** [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes CountDuckula]] - especially when he initially appeared in WesternAnimation/DangerMouse
** DonaldDuck and his girlfriend, Daisy.
** Oddly enough, there's a level of TruthInTelevision to this, because this is how ducks actually behave. They're one of the few types of animals to walk right up to people without a hint of apprehension. They are noisy and always try to out-noise other ducks (and people). And when there are ducklings, the mother will parade them around everywhere.
** Totally subverted with Wade
%%* Angelica from US Acres/Orson's Farm
''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* Ty Lee from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', with a FreudianExcuse. She is from a very large family and will do anything Vana in ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'' likes to make herself stand out from her many look-alike sisters.
** Ty Lee actually plays with this trope a bit, as at the end of the series, she seems to have a bit of off-screen CharacterDevelopment and [[spoiler:joins the Kyoshi Warriors, and she doesn't care that they all dress identically]].
** Aang too, sometimes. Though he really just naturally finds himself at
be the center of attention, being [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]] attention and all, and likes it there. Especially when it comes to [[ShipTease Katara.]]
-->''"Hey Katara, look what I just learned to do with earthbending!"''
** This has a FreudianExcuse as well. Before he ran away and got frozen, his friends were starting to alienate him for being the Avatar, and the other monks wanted to send him away from Monk Gyatso, the closest thing to family he had. Since almost all his friends from his former life are dead now, and he has an entire army of people trying to kill him, he has a niggling fear of being lonely and unloved, making him
won't accept that some one else is getting more possessive and clingy of the friends he does have.
* [[ThomasTheTankEngine James the Red Engine]]. He always wants to show that he's the best, and his accidents just seem to be a bit... more ridiculous
attention than those that the other engines got into.
* Eric Cartman of WesternAnimation/SouthPark.
** "The F Word" deals with a bunch of attention-grabbing Harley-riding bikers so loud and obnoxious that ''Cartman'' was the first to call them out.
* Bill Dauterive in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is this when wanting to have someone to interact with.
* Bianca in ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' does everything she can to be on top, and have her way. But always loses to Larke.
her.



* Allen in ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'' is this in full spades. Everything he does always has to drawn attention to himself and everything has to be about him (he is only 7 years old!) His father, Richard, is even worse; if the attention isn't focused on him, he will ''make'' it be on him, regardless who it affects.
* Rainbow Dash from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' can slip into becoming a real attention horse at times, up to the point that in the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare Do Well]]", she puts people in danger by insisting on shouting her new catchphrase instead of saving them from accidents.
** Rarity spent all of the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]" attempting to [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism get more attention than her mystically-created butterfly wings already did]], culminating in her going too close to the Sun and doing an impression of an equine [[IcarusAllusion Icarus]].
** Although normally a GenkiGirl, Pinkie Pie will slip into this if anyone dares to ignore her or reject her friendship. ''There are two episodes dedicated to this'', where Pinkie uses copious amounts of CartoonPhysics and borderline [[RealityWarper reality warping]] to mercilessly chase them all over Ponyville.
** Then there is Trixie who has turned this kind of behavior [[StageMagician into an income source]].
** Played with in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]''; Ms. Harshwhinny assumes Spike is one for wanting to do "something really worthy of the Crystal Empire's admiration," when he's just attempting to make up for what he sees as a failure in the torch lighting ceremony.
-->'''Ms. Harshwhinny''': Next thing you know you'll be asking to put on a rock concert! Ugh, celebrities.
* Quinn in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' seems to enjoy being the center of attention a little too much.
* The Equalist promoter in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is said to be one, according to the official website.
* Jake Spidermonkey from ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.
-->'''"I NEED ATTENTION''' '''''TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY!!!!!"'''''
* Vana in ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'' likes to be the center of attention and won't accept that some one else is getting more attention than her.

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* Allen in ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'' is this in full spades. Everything he does always has Eric Cartman of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
** "The F Word" deals with a bunch of attention-grabbing Harley-riding bikers so loud and obnoxious that ''Cartman'' was the first
to drawn call them out.
* Squidward from ''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=]]].'' When he's not keeping himself to himself, he's going around demanding people's
attention to himself and everything has to be about him (he by displaying interpretive dancing or playing his clarinet ''really'' loudly.
** Spongebob
is only 7 years old!) His father, Richard, is even worse; if the attention isn't focused on him, he will ''make'' it be on him, regardless who it affects.
* Rainbow Dash from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' can slip into becoming
a real attention horse at times, up to the point that in the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare Do Well]]", she puts people in danger by insisting on shouting her new catchphrase instead of saving them from accidents.
** Rarity spent all of the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]" attempting to [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism get
more attention than her mystically-created butterfly wings already did]], culminating in her going too close to the Sun indirect example. Often he is not so much narcissistic as he is demanding of other people's company and doing an impression of an equine [[IcarusAllusion Icarus]].
** Although normally a GenkiGirl, Pinkie Pie will slip into this if
enthusiasm, making him very clingy and completely refusing to believe anyone dares could not want to ignore her or reject her friendship. ''There are two episodes dedicated to this'', where Pinkie uses copious amounts of CartoonPhysics and borderline [[RealityWarper reality warping]] to mercilessly chase them all over Ponyville.
** Then there is Trixie who has turned this kind of behavior [[StageMagician into an income source]].
** Played with in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]''; Ms. Harshwhinny assumes Spike is one for wanting to do "something really worthy of
hang around him.
* James
the Crystal Empire's admiration," when Red Engine from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''. He always wants to show that he's the best, and his accidents just attempting seem to make up be a bit... more ridiculous than those that the other engines got into.
* Michelangelo from the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2K3 TMNT cartoon]] is a friendly version of this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Chris definitely counts as one, it's made even funnier whenever [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Justin]] is on screen stealing the spotlight:
--> '''Chris:''' (to the campers who are all staring dreamily at Justin) Hey! Stop looking at the gorgeous man-candy! Focus more on ''[[ItsAllAboutMe me]]!''
*** It's hilariously worse in ''World Tour''. One of the teams features an AscendedFangirl who names the team [[spoiler: Team Chris is really really really really really hot.]] Chris is proud.
** All of the contestants qualify in ''some'' capacity, most particularly [[AlphaBitch Heather]], [[CuteAndPsycho Izzy]], [[GoGetterGirl Courtney]], [[HomeschooledKids Ezekiel]], [[DistractedByTheSexy Justin]], [[HotScoop Blaineley]], [[BadLiar Staci]] and [[DramaQueen Dakota]]. Deconstructed with Dakota though, as Dawn "reads her aura" and claims it's actually [[IJustWantToBeLoved a repressed cry
for what he sees as a failure in love]], which Dakota's reaction hints is correct.
** The [[BigBad Ice Dancers]] of
the torch lighting ceremony.
-->'''Ms. Harshwhinny''': Next thing you know you'll be asking to put on a rock concert! Ugh, celebrities.
* Quinn in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' seems to enjoy being
SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' keep this going, although they sometimes get the center wrong kind of attention a little too much.
* The Equalist promoter in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is said to be one, according to
when someone recalls them as the official website.
Ice Dancers who lost the Olympics.
* Jake Spidermonkey from ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.
-->'''"I NEED ATTENTION''' '''''TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY!!!!!"'''''
* Vana in ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'' likes
''WesternAnimation/TripTank'' has a recurring sketch called ''Suicidal Attention Whore Chicken'' which is...well about a chicken who nearly kills himself just to be the center of attention attention.
* This is a big plot point of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''. A race of Viking-expy anthropomorphic sheep-men are being besieged by a {{Troll}}, an actual troll with all the behaviors of a dreaded Internet-troll. The troll attacks their great hall,
and won't accept that some one else feeds off of the anger he incites with his insults, making him grow to enormous side. Wander doesn't even attack him, and completely blows off his insults, weakening him. Soon Sylvia and the sheep-men realize what Wander is getting more attention than her.doing, i.e., "don't feed the troll", and ignore the troll as well. He shrinks back down to the small-rodent-size he originally was and Wander simply covers him with a teacup to drown out his cries for attention.



* Lumpy Space Princess from WesternAnimation/AdventureTime is one. She even tries to crash a wedding of two people she barely knows solely to be the center of attention.
* ''WesternAnimation/TripTank'' has a recurring sketch called ''Suicidal Attention Whore Chicken'' which is...well about a chicken who nearly kills himself just to be the center of attention.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', this is Pizzazz's primary motivation. She's a [[SpoiledBrat spoiled]] RichBitch who wants to be famous and adored. Her violent hatred of Jem stems from the fact the Jem and the Holograms are more popular than the Misfits. Pizzazz has a FreudianExcuse behind it though. Her mother left when she was young and her father was distant growing up. The attention of fans is a substitute for the lack of affection she had growing up.
* This is a big plot point of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''. A race of Viking-expy anthropomorphic sheep-men are being besieged by a {{Troll}}, an actual troll with all the behaviors of a dreaded Internet-troll. The troll attacks their great hall, and feeds off of the anger he incites with his insults, making him grow to enormous side. Wander doesn't even attack him, and completely blows off his insults, weakening him. Soon Sylvia and the sheep-men realize what Wander is doing, i.e., "don't feed the troll", and ignore the troll as well. He shrinks back down to the small-rodent-size he originally was and Wander simply covers him with a teacup to drown out his cries for attention.
* Roger of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' delves into this quite often.
-->'''Roger:''' You can't do this to me! You can't leave me here! Everyone's looking! EVERYONE'S LOOKING!
--> '''Man:''' Can you keep it down? No one's looking at you. We're trying to watch the skating here.
--> '''Roger:''' '''''EVERYONE'S LOOKING!'''''
* Edward from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''. One of the reasons they're rivals is because he's constantly trying to prove himself better than Lazlo.
* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' has a boy named Tommy who is an artist who heavily craves attention and recognition for his work. He even falsely accuses himself of a crime so he can be in the spotlight.
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* Lumpy Space Princess from WesternAnimation/AdventureTime is one. She even tries to crash a wedding of two people she barely knows solely to be the center of attention.
* ''WesternAnimation/TripTank'' has a recurring sketch called ''Suicidal Attention Whore Chicken'' which is...well about a chicken who nearly kills himself just to be the center of attention.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', this is Pizzazz's primary motivation. She's a [[SpoiledBrat spoiled]] RichBitch who wants to be famous and adored. Her violent hatred of Jem stems from the fact the Jem and the Holograms are more popular than the Misfits. Pizzazz has a FreudianExcuse behind it though. Her mother left when she was young and her father was distant growing up. The attention of fans is a substitute for the lack of affection she had growing up.
* This is a big plot point of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''. A race of Viking-expy anthropomorphic sheep-men are being besieged by a {{Troll}}, an actual troll with all the behaviors of a dreaded Internet-troll. The troll attacks their great hall, and feeds off of the anger he incites with his insults, making him grow to enormous side. Wander doesn't even attack him, and completely blows off his insults, weakening him. Soon Sylvia and the sheep-men realize what Wander is doing, i.e., "don't feed the troll", and ignore the troll as well. He shrinks back down to the small-rodent-size he originally was and Wander simply covers him with a teacup to drown out his cries for attention.
* Roger of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' delves into this quite often.
-->'''Roger:''' You can't do this to me! You can't leave me here! Everyone's looking! EVERYONE'S LOOKING!
--> '''Man:''' Can you keep it down? No one's looking at you. We're trying to watch the skating here.
--> '''Roger:''' '''''EVERYONE'S LOOKING!'''''
* Edward from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''. One of the reasons they're rivals is because he's constantly trying to prove himself better than Lazlo.
* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' has a boy named Tommy who is an artist who heavily craves attention and recognition for his work. He even falsely accuses himself of a crime so he can be in the spotlight.
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** Lisa herself also counts; she's very resentful of anyone who steals the limelight from her, even her own little sister, and attempts to join a football team with the express purpose of being the only girl. On learning that she won't be the only girl, she runs off crying instead.
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** [[TinyToonAdventures Plucky Duck]]

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** The [[BigBad Ice Dancers]] of the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' keep this going, although they sometimes get the wrong kind of attention when someone recalls them as the Ice Dancers who lost the Olympics.
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* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' has a boy named Tommy who is an artist who heavily craves attention and recognition for his work. He even falsely accuses himself of a crime so he can be in the spotlight.
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* Otto Rocket from ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' certainly qualifies for this trope. As if being a competitive, arrogant jerk wasn't enough, he's a complete show-off who always want everyone to notice him for his skate moves. He's at his worst with this in "Reggie's Big (Beach) Break''.
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** Spongebob is a more indirect example. Often he is not so much narcissistic as he is demanding of other people's company and enthusiasm, making him very clingy and completely refusing to believe anyone could not want to hang around him.
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* Ty Lee from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', with a FreudianExcuse She is from a very large family and will do anything to make herself stand out from her many look-alike sisters.

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* Ty Lee from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', with a FreudianExcuse FreudianExcuse. She is from a very large family and will do anything to make herself stand out from her many look-alike sisters.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', this is Pizzazz's primary motivation. She's a [[SpoiledBrat spoiled]] RichBitch who wants to be famous and adored. Her violent hatred of Jem stems from the fact the Jem and the Holograms are more popular than the Misfits.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', this is Pizzazz's primary motivation. She's a [[SpoiledBrat spoiled]] RichBitch who wants to be famous and adored. Her violent hatred of Jem stems from the fact the Jem and the Holograms are more popular than the Misfits. Pizzazz has a FreudianExcuse behind it though. Her mother left when she was young and her father was distant growing up. The attention of fans is a substitute for the lack of affection she had growing up.
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* Bianca in ''BeverlyHillsTeens'' does everything she can to be on top, and have her way. But always loses to Larke.

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* Bianca in ''BeverlyHillsTeens'' ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' does everything she can to be on top, and have her way. But always loses to Larke.



* Allen in ''AllenGregory'' is this in full spades. Everything he does always has to drawn attention to himself and everything has to be about him (he is only 7 years old!) His father, Richard, is even worse; if the attention isn't focused on him, he will ''make'' it be on him, regardless who it affects.

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* Allen in ''AllenGregory'' ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'' is this in full spades. Everything he does always has to drawn attention to himself and everything has to be about him (he is only 7 years old!) His father, Richard, is even worse; if the attention isn't focused on him, he will ''make'' it be on him, regardless who it affects.



* Jake Spidermonkey from ''MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.

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* Jake Spidermonkey from ''MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.



* Roger of ''AmericanDad'' delves into this quite often.

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* Roger of ''AmericanDad'' ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' delves into this quite often.



* Edward from ''CampLazlo''. One of the reasons they're rivals is because he's constantly trying to prove himself better than Lazlo.

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* Edward from ''CampLazlo''.''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''. One of the reasons they're rivals is because he's constantly trying to prove himself better than Lazlo.
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