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15th Mar '18 5:19:33 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Daenerys' title Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea was more InNameOnly since her horde was comprised of the pitiful remnants that stayed alongside her after Drogo's death. That is until Season 6, when she really backs it up.
2nd Dec '17 12:41:21 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'': Wulfrik was once a tribal chieftain who got drunk at a feast and proclaimed himself the greatest warrior that ever lived and that he'd killed every type of beast in the Chaos Wastes twice, among other things. The Chaos Gods took him at his word, and he soon discovered that he could now speak in all the tongues of men and beasts (and elves, and dwarves, and beastmen, and...) in order to challenge them to prove his boast true. At first he thought this was a curse, before realizing his life was now an unending challenge that could only bring him ever-greater glory.
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12th Nov '17 7:01:57 AM Spacedragon1999
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* ''BreakingBad'' is all about this. Walter White creates the persona of 'Heisenberg' both to terrify the criminal underworld he has become embroiled with and to relieve himself of his guilt over the drastic measures he takes. Over time, however, Walter relies more and more on Heisenberg to the point where his mask becomes his true personality, although elements of the well-meaning family man do still reveal themselves to be there. Sadly, however, he eventually becomes unable to interact with even the people most precious to him without relying on Heisenberg, which causes them to become fearful and hateful of him.
28th Oct '17 5:31:31 PM ZeroDozer
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* [[TheBigGuy Brad Vickers]] of ''VideoGame/WildARMS2'' [[spoiler: claims himself as the "Hero of Slayheim" in order to keep the heat off of his friend Billy, the real hero.]] He proves himself more than capable of carrying the mantle once he regains his confidence, however.

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* [[TheBigGuy Brad Vickers]] Evans]] of ''VideoGame/WildARMS2'' [[spoiler: claims himself as the "Hero of Slayheim" in order to keep the heat off of his friend Billy, the real hero.]] He proves himself more than capable of carrying the mantle once he regains his confidence, however.
3rd Sep '17 6:59:42 AM wingedcatgirl
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* Invoked in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', in the Miner class questline. [[spoiler:Wide Gulley learns that his mining records have been artificially inflated by his father, and his first response is to scramble to actually accomplish those records. The fact that he obviously can't do that doesn't stop him from trying, because he's just that peeved about being given credit he doesn't deserve.]]
29th May '17 7:46:56 PM eroock
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-->--'''Usopp''', ''Manga/OnePiece''

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-->--'''Usopp''', -->-- '''Usopp''', ''Manga/OnePiece''
30th Nov '16 9:17:38 AM JackDavid
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* This wonderful image: http://zombiecarter.deviantart.com/art/Futurama-Undead-Zapp-Brannigan-331944580
13th Nov '16 6:11:08 PM __Vano
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Bob brags about some skill he possess, or [[BadassBoast some impressive feat he pulled off]] [[NoodleIncident in the past]]. In fact, Bob brags quite a lot about this. Alice may roll her eyes at the time, but she remembers. Because, [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail inevitably]], Bob and Alice will find themselves in a situation where success (and possibly survival) [[ChekhovsSkill utterly depends]] on that skill Bob has been bragging about. At which point Bob will confess, with great embarrassment, that [[MilesGloriosus his original claims were very overstated, if not completely fabricated]]. However, while Bob's first instinct is to turn tail and run, that is simply not an option: by the time Bob is exposed, Alice's plan is completely past the PointOfNoReturn. Since Bob is the ClosestThingWeGot, he has no choice but to attempt to live up to the original boasts.

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Bob brags about some skill he possess, or [[BadassBoast some impressive feat he pulled off]] [[NoodleIncident off in the past]]. In fact, Bob brags quite a lot about this. Alice may roll her eyes at the time, but she remembers. Because, [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail inevitably]], Bob and Alice will find themselves in a situation where success (and possibly survival) [[ChekhovsSkill utterly depends]] on that skill Bob has been bragging about. At which point Bob will confess, with great embarrassment, that [[MilesGloriosus his original claims were very overstated, if not completely fabricated]]. However, while Bob's first instinct is to turn tail and run, that is simply not an option: by the time Bob is exposed, Alice's plan is completely past the PointOfNoReturn. Since Bob is the ClosestThingWeGot, he has no choice but to attempt to live up to the original boasts.


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TruthInTelevision in that "fake it until you make it" is a viable business and political strategy. Understandably though, in RealLife they do all they can to avoid the aforementioned million-to-one chances, preferring bluffing, intimidation and disinformation to avoid actually showing what they're bragging about for as long as possible until they can afford to. Despite this, cases when a hastily-put-together fake manages to produce the required outcome (and even force them to imitate it in the final product as a result) are not unheard of.
17th Oct '16 11:58:03 PM Vir
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* Before the start of ''VideoGame/MediEvil'', [[FakeUltimateHero Dan boasts about being a great hero, and is remembered as one, but really isn't,]] by the end, however, he's truly become the hero he claimed to be. [[IronButtmonkey Being undead]] helped with that.

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* Before the start of ''VideoGame/MediEvil'', [[FakeUltimateHero Dan boasts about being a great hero, and is remembered as one, but really isn't,]] by isn't]]. By the end, however, he's truly become the hero he claimed to be. [[IronButtmonkey Being undead]] helped with that.
17th Oct '16 11:57:36 PM Vir
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* Before the start of 'VideoGame/MediEvil'', [[FakeUltimateHero Dan boasts about being a great hero, and is remembered as one, but really isn't,]] by the end, however, he's truly become the hero he claimed to be. [[IronButtmonkey Being undead]] helped with that.
* Captain Qwark of the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series. Throughout the series he boasts about how amazing and heroic he is, but always fails to live up to it (he's even a villain in the first game). In the third game however, he fakes his death, but when Ratchet and Clank find him, Clank tells him that there's still a chance for him 'to be the hero he always wanted to be'. Cue his entrance during the final boss battle in which he helps you fight Dr Nefarious.
** He's also helped out in ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime Crack in Time]]'', despite maintaining his pathetic qualities.

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* Before the start of 'VideoGame/MediEvil'', ''VideoGame/MediEvil'', [[FakeUltimateHero Dan boasts about being a great hero, and is remembered as one, but really isn't,]] by the end, however, he's truly become the hero he claimed to be. [[IronButtmonkey Being undead]] helped with that.
* Captain Qwark of the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series. Throughout the series he boasts about how amazing and heroic he is, but always fails to live up to it (he's even a villain in the first game). In the third game however, he fakes his death, but when Ratchet and Clank find him, Clank tells him that there's still a chance for him 'to "to be the hero he always wanted to be'. be". Cue his entrance during the final boss battle in which he helps you fight Dr Dr. Nefarious.
** He's also helped out in ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack in Time]]'', despite maintaining his pathetic qualities.
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