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23rd May '16 9:39:53 AM Morthasa
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* ''VideoGame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'' gives us [[spoiler:Alarak, the First Ascendant (later Highlord) of the Tal'darim)]]. He is a megalomaniac, arrogant jerk who treats his allies and minions as slaves, constantly boasts about his fighting skills, and constantly mocks allies and enemies alike. However, he ''is'' genuinely powerful ([[spoiler:case in point, when he and Vorazun goes to destroy Aiur's psionic matrix, they come across a door guarding it. Alarak orders Vorazun to guard him while he charges up power. If you expect him to charge power to break down the door, '''''you're wrong.''''' He charges power and blasts a beam of energy '''''through''''' the door into the power unit and obliterates it. Vorazun herself is stunned at this display]]), and is brave enough to '''''[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu yell in Amon's face to come at him]]''''', [[EnsembleDarkhorse so he has become one of the most memorable characters.]] It helps that he likes to constantly annoy Artanis for no good reason and happens to have some of the game's funniest lines.

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* ''VideoGame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'' gives us [[spoiler:Alarak, the First Ascendant (later Highlord) of the Tal'darim)]]. He is a megalomaniac, arrogant jerk who treats his allies and minions as slaves, constantly boasts about his fighting skills, and constantly mocks allies and enemies alike. However, he ''is'' genuinely powerful ([[spoiler:case in point, when he and Vorazun goes to destroy Aiur's psionic matrix, they come across a door guarding it. Alarak orders Vorazun to guard him while he charges up power. If you expect him to charge power to break down the door, '''''you're wrong.''''' He charges power and blasts a beam of energy '''''through''''' the door into the power unit and obliterates it. Vorazun herself is stunned at this display]]), and is brave enough to '''''[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu yell in Amon's face to come at him]]''''', [[EnsembleDarkhorse so he has become one of the most memorable characters.]] It helps that he likes to constantly annoy Artanis for no good reason and happens to have some of the game's funniest lines.[[note]]The fact that he is voiced by [[JohnDeLancie John de Lancie]] doesn't hurt either[[/note]]
23rd May '16 8:36:39 AM IamTheCaligula
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* Literature/HerculePoirot is smart. The smartest there is, he might say. And, regardless of how much you may think that he cannot possibly back up all of his conceited arrogance, you better believe he can back it up or he'll completely OutGambit you. It won't save you from being completely OutGambitted, mind you, but that way you may at least have some dignity left at the end of it... Creator/AgathaChristie herself [[CreatorBacklash considered killing off Poirot several times]], but every time she came up with a way to kill him off, she'd hear his voice in her head, berating her for thinking he'd not be smart enough to anticipate and foil her carefully laid out plans.
20th May '16 4:08:17 AM DannWoolf
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** [[FusionDance Vegito]]. The guy is a ShowyInvincibleHero, and he's fully aware of it, and makes a point to hammer it into the head of BigBad Majin Buu.

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** [[FusionDance Vegito]].Vegito]], being a fusion of Vegeta and Goku. The guy is a ShowyInvincibleHero, and he's fully aware of it, and makes a point to hammer it into the head of BigBad Majin Buu.
9th May '16 8:26:19 PM Yuihime
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* Despite being a JokeCharacter (an ascended April Fool's joke, to be precise) in the massive pantheon of ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', [[OddJobGods Brassica Prime]] is a cabbage not wanting for ego. He resists Sliske's challenge to reinstate the God Wars, to which ''every other god present has acquiesced so far'', purely because he thinks he's ''already'' too excellent a god to need the [[ArtifactOfDoom Stone of Jas]] to increase his power or standing. Brassica is also completely unafraid of the [[PersonOfMassDestruction dragonkin]], because he believes [[LetsMeetTheMeat his power comes from his nutritional benefits and good taste]], and cooked (fireballed) cabbage is much tastier than raw cabbage, [[InsaneTrollLogic therefore increasing his flavor only increases Brassica's power!]]
2nd May '16 6:19:47 AM AsForMyHandle
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* The fandom of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does not appear to mind Jack Rakan's self-aggrandizing statements about his power and abilities (To quote him, "I have no weaknesses!") - probably because he more or less lives up to his claims, and then some. [[spoiler:It eventually takes using the power of a veritably-RealityWarping MacGuffin to put him down by [[CessationOfExistence "rewriting" him out of existence]] outright... and ''he still manages to come back from '''that'''''.]] The man is a MemeticBadass for a reason.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
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The fandom of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does not appear to mind Jack Rakan's self-aggrandizing statements about his power and abilities (To quote him, "I have no weaknesses!") - probably because he more or less lives up to his claims, and then some. [[spoiler:It eventually takes using the power of a veritably-RealityWarping MacGuffin to put him down by [[CessationOfExistence "rewriting" him out of existence]] outright... and ''he still manages to come back from '''that'''''.]] The man is a MemeticBadass for a reason.



* Black Star from ''Manga/SoulEater'' in all his [[LargeHam hamminess]]. His first appearance almost pisses off the whole fanbase, but just moments later, he makes us regret it.

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Black Star from ''Manga/SoulEater'' in all his [[LargeHam hamminess]]. His first appearance almost pisses off the whole fanbase, but just moments later, he makes us regret it.



* Roronoa Zoro from ''Manga/OnePiece''. He's stated to be "more arrogant than God", speaks in trash-talk whenever he fights an opponent and once fought a guy he couldn't cut, declaring he would by the end of the fight. He did.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Roronoa Zoro from ''Manga/OnePiece''. He's stated to be "more arrogant than God", speaks in trash-talk whenever he fights an opponent and once fought a guy he couldn't cut, declaring he would by the end of the fight. He did.



* Manga/{{Naruto}} brilliantly inverted this. Initially viewed by both characters and fans as an annoying, arrogant, loud NinjaBrat, he begins to win us over when we see both how much stronger he gets over the course of the series, and how much of an underdog he's viewed as by his peers who don't know of his strength. Meanwhile, somewhat averted with Sasuke, who has an arrogant ego, and both a superiority and inferiority complex. He quickly becomes a fan favorite due to his knowledge, ninja skills, and impressive battle tactics. But once Part II comes, fans slowly began to lose all respect for him as he became too intimidating and egotistical, while Naruto has lost his big ego because he doesn't need it anymore.
** Actually, he may be a rare heroic example of this. He's still loud, overconfident, arrogant, overbearing, and quite insensitive at times, yet fans love him because he now has the strength to back up his boasts and is still a "good guy". Naruto is still fixated on proving that he's better than Sasuke and making him acknowledge his awesomeness; is more concerned with Sasuke wanting to steal the Hokage seat than his FaceHeelTurn; consistently insults and underestimates his enemies; acts like he's better than them because he has more allies; claims Sakura, a girl he knows is not in love with him, as his girlfriend right in front of Hinata despite knowing how she feels about him... yeah, you get it by now...

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* Manga/{{Naruto}} ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Naruto himself
brilliantly inverted this. Initially viewed by both characters and fans as an annoying, arrogant, loud NinjaBrat, he begins to win us over when we see both how much stronger he gets over the course of the series, and how much of an underdog he's viewed as by his peers who don't know of his strength. Meanwhile, somewhat averted with Sasuke, who has an arrogant ego, and both a superiority and inferiority complex. He quickly becomes a fan favorite due to his knowledge, ninja skills, and impressive battle tactics. But once Part II comes, fans slowly began to lose all respect for him as he became too intimidating and egotistical, while Naruto has lost his big ego because he doesn't need it anymore.
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Actually, he may be a rare heroic example of this. He's still loud, overconfident, arrogant, overbearing, and quite insensitive at times, yet fans love him because he now has the strength to back up his boasts and is still a "good guy". Naruto is still fixated on proving that he's better than Sasuke and making him acknowledge his awesomeness; is more concerned with Sasuke wanting to steal the Hokage seat than his FaceHeelTurn; consistently insults and underestimates his enemies; acts like he's better than them because he has more allies; claims Sakura, a girl he knows is not in love with him, as his girlfriend right in front of Hinata despite knowing how she feels about him... yeah, you get him, etc.
** Meanwhile, somewhat averted with Sasuke, who has an arrogant ego, and both a superiority and inferiority complex. He quickly becomes a fan favorite due to his knowledge, ninja skills, and impressive battle tactics. But once Part II comes, fans slowly began to lose all respect for him as he became too intimidating and egotistical, while Naruto has lost his big ego because he doesn't need
it by now...anymore.



* If there's one aspect/characterization/etc. from ''Manga/YuGiOh'' that isn't exaggerated or otherwise meddled with in the Abridged Series, it's the very real fanbase of Seto Kaiba. Dueling skills? Check. Computer skills? check. Kung fu? Check. [[{{Fiction500}} An industrialist that could put Tony Stark to shame?]] Double check. Massive sense of pride? Oh yes.

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* ''Manga/YuGiOh'':
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If there's one aspect/characterization/etc. from ''Manga/YuGiOh'' that isn't exaggerated or otherwise meddled with in the Abridged Series, it's the very real fanbase of Seto Kaiba. Dueling skills? Check. Computer skills? check. Kung fu? Check. [[{{Fiction500}} An industrialist that could put Tony Stark to shame?]] Double check. Massive sense of pride? Oh yes.



* [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]], just as in the comics. "I've successfully privatized world peace" is such an audacious and narcissistic thing to claim, but not only is it partially true, he's just so ''awesome'' for daring to say it.
** In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', he successfully figures out where Loki plans to make his move by realizing that Loki is no different from him in that regard.

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* [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]], just as in the comics. "I've successfully privatized world peace" is such an audacious and narcissistic thing to claim, but not only is it partially true, he's just so ''awesome'' for daring to say it.
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it. In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', he successfully figures out where Loki plans to make his move by realizing that Loki is no different from him in that regard.



* Zaphod Beeblebrox of ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse''. It's how he survives the Total Perspective Vortex... at least until it's revealed shortly that it was sabotaged. As Zarniwoop tells him, "You would never have survived the real one." Still, Zaphod is one [[FutureSlang hoopy frood]].
** The fact that someone went ''out of their way'' to [[spoiler:create a virtual reality, identical to the ''real'' reality, ''specifically'' for Zaphod's benefit]], just so Zaphod could ''survive'' said Vortex, should tell you something.

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* Zaphod Beeblebrox of ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse''. It's how he survives the Total Perspective Vortex... at least until it's revealed shortly that it was sabotaged. As Zarniwoop tells him, "You would never have survived the real one." Still, Zaphod is one [[FutureSlang hoopy frood]].
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frood]]. The fact that someone went ''out of their way'' to [[spoiler:create a virtual reality, identical to the ''real'' reality, ''specifically'' for Zaphod's benefit]], just so Zaphod could ''survive'' said Vortex, should tell you something.



* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. It can be easy to forget nowadays, but he's still quite the braggart and is proud of his SuperSpeed, and it was his "attitude" that made him a worldwide cultural icon in the first place. It helped that even with his ego, he's a hero that's not too proud to admit to needing help from his friends.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''.''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
** Sonic himself.
It can be easy to forget nowadays, but he's still quite the braggart and is proud of his SuperSpeed, and it was his "attitude" that made him a worldwide cultural icon in the first place. It helped that even with his ego, he's a hero that's not too proud to admit to needing help from his friends.



** In the sequels, Harbinger for the same rasons.

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** %%** In the sequels, Harbinger for the same rasons.



* In ''VideoGame/FateExtra'', there's the playable Saber, a.k.a. [[spoiler:[[GenderFlip Emperor Nero]]]]. She almost certainly has the biggest ego in the cast, and is beloved for it.

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* In ''VideoGame/FateExtra'', there's ''VideoGame/FateExtra''
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the playable Saber, a.k.a. [[spoiler:[[GenderFlip Emperor Nero]]]]. She almost certainly has the biggest ego in the cast, and is beloved for it.



* Mima, an evil spirit from the early ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' games, is a chronic liar who falsely claimed to be a deity while talking ''to'' the goddess of a demon world, yet she backs her arrogance up with the power to defeat said goddess. In the eyes of the fandom she can do stuff like the "[[https://youtu.be/vKFXhxVvysE?t=8m8s Twilight Spark]]" despite not possessing any similar attacks in the games.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
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Mima, an evil spirit from the early ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' games, is a chronic liar who falsely claimed to be a deity while talking ''to'' the goddess of a demon world, yet she backs her arrogance up with the power to defeat said goddess. In the eyes of the fandom she can do stuff like the "[[https://youtu.be/vKFXhxVvysE?t=8m8s Twilight Spark]]" despite not possessing any similar attacks in the games.



* [[CloudCuckoolander Papyrus]] in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a self-assured egomaniac skeleton with delusions of adequacy, and is quite possibly the funniest thing in the game because of the sharp contrast between said ego and his lovably enthusiastic and helpful demeanor. Helps that he doesn't put down anyone else either: He's very convinced you're an awesome person, just like he is.
** His awesome status is helped along by the fact that, in terms of stats, he is the strongest non-boss monster in the game (aside from [[spoiler: box Mettaton]], who has 99 defense). Add that to his "fabled Blue Attack", and probably the only reason he's easy enough to be fought so early in the game is because he's just too nice to actually try and hurt you.

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* [[CloudCuckoolander Papyrus]] in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a self-assured egomaniac skeleton with delusions of adequacy, and is quite possibly the funniest thing in the game because of the sharp contrast between said ego and his lovably enthusiastic and helpful demeanor. Helps that he doesn't put down anyone else either: He's very convinced you're an awesome person, just like he is.
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is. His awesome status is helped along by the fact that, in terms of stats, he is the strongest non-boss monster in the game (aside from [[spoiler: box Mettaton]], Mettaton, who has 99 255[[note]]999 in the game's files[[/note]] defense). Add that to his "fabled Blue Attack", and probably the only reason he's easy enough to be fought so early in the game is because he's just too nice to actually try and to hurt you.



* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
* Even though [[MilesGloriosus Trixie]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is an arrogant egotist, her [[LargeHam hamminess]] has earned her quite a few fans.

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* %%* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Even though [[MilesGloriosus Trixie]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Trixie]] is an arrogant egotist, her [[LargeHam hamminess]] has earned her quite a few fans.



* Toph from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has proclaimed herself to be the greatest Earthbender in the world. That was after her captors (who had caught her by surprise) [[TemptingFate told her that not even the greatest Earthbender in the world could bend metal, and thus free themselves from the metal box she was locked in]], and she proceeded to ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome invent Metalbending]]''.

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* Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender:
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Toph from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has proclaimed herself to be the greatest Earthbender in the world. That was after her captors (who had caught her by surprise) [[TemptingFate told her that not even the greatest Earthbender in the world could bend metal, and thus free themselves from the metal box she was locked in]], and she proceeded to ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome invent Metalbending]]''.
18th Apr '16 9:48:17 AM Willbyr
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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has Kamina, a deliciously complicated example. He presents a ludicrously egotistical image, to the point that many fans believe both his act and his hype - how could someone who tried to threaten a HumongousMecha ''on foot'' with a ''katana'' not be this trope? In actuality, he's both completely ineffective at everything and fully aware of that - he's as scared and panicky as Simon, but trusts Simon's heroic abilities, so he puts on the ego act in order to inspire Simon.

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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has Kamina, a deliciously complicated example. He presents a ludicrously egotistical image, to the point that many fans believe both his act and his hype - how could someone who tried to threaten a HumongousMecha ''on foot'' with a ''katana'' not be this trope? In actuality, he's both completely ineffective at everything and fully aware of that - he's as scared and panicky as Simon, but trusts Simon's heroic abilities, so he puts on the ego act in order to inspire Simon.
11th Apr '16 3:14:06 PM Willbyr
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* The fandom of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' does not appear to mind Jack Rakan's self-aggrandizing statements about his power and abilities (To quote him, "I have no weaknesses!") - probably because he more or less lives up to his claims, and then some. [[spoiler:It eventually takes using the power of a veritably-RealityWarping MacGuffin to put him down by [[CessationOfExistence "rewriting" him out of existence]] outright... and ''he still manages to come back from '''that'''''.]] The man is a MemeticBadass for a reason.

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* The fandom of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does not appear to mind Jack Rakan's self-aggrandizing statements about his power and abilities (To quote him, "I have no weaknesses!") - probably because he more or less lives up to his claims, and then some. [[spoiler:It eventually takes using the power of a veritably-RealityWarping MacGuffin to put him down by [[CessationOfExistence "rewriting" him out of existence]] outright... and ''he still manages to come back from '''that'''''.]] The man is a MemeticBadass for a reason.
21st Mar '16 4:20:31 PM IamTheCaligula
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* Mima, an evil spirit from the early ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' games, is a chronic liar who falsely claimed to be a deity while talking ''to'' the goddess of a demon world, yet she backs her arrogance up with the power to defeat said goddess. In the eyes of the fandom she can do stuff like the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kofnEdB8Blc Twilight Spark]]" despite not possessing any similar attacks in the games.

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* Mima, an evil spirit from the early ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' games, is a chronic liar who falsely claimed to be a deity while talking ''to'' the goddess of a demon world, yet she backs her arrogance up with the power to defeat said goddess. In the eyes of the fandom she can do stuff like the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kofnEdB8Blc "[[https://youtu.be/vKFXhxVvysE?t=8m8s Twilight Spark]]" despite not possessing any similar attacks in the games.
19th Mar '16 5:38:38 PM Berserker88
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* Kai from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' has one hell of an ego on him, constantly boasting about his accomplishments (and getting annoyed when they aren't recognized), along with having ''way'' too much fun in the villain role for his own good. The fact that he does all of this while still being very competent has made him quite endearing to the fandom.
13th Mar '16 12:00:17 AM nombretomado
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* ''CodeGeass'' has [[AntiHero Lelouch]] [[AntiVillain Lamperouge]]. At the time of writing, he provides the page image for the SmugSmiler trope, and quite justifiably. He proclaims himself "the man who makes miracles", and that he (single-handedly) will "destroy the world and make it anew". Why does he come across as a MagnificentBastard rather than a [[SuicidalOverconfidence suicidally overconfident]] SmugSnake? Because his arrogance is, to a large extent, justified.

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* ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has [[AntiHero Lelouch]] [[AntiVillain Lamperouge]]. At the time of writing, he provides the page image for the SmugSmiler trope, and quite justifiably. He proclaims himself "the man who makes miracles", and that he (single-handedly) will "destroy the world and make it anew". Why does he come across as a MagnificentBastard rather than a [[SuicidalOverconfidence suicidally overconfident]] SmugSnake? Because his arrogance is, to a large extent, justified.
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