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25th Sep '16 6:31:00 PM newblood75
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** This is even more blatantly obvious in "Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo" where for a while, all he does is whine about how unfair his punishment is and how much it sucks to be human. Although he does get better by the end of the book and even shows genuine guilt at the problems he's caused and concern for others, especially Meg and his children.
21st Aug '16 12:51:38 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'': Marigold Heavenly Nostrils the unicorn is introduced [[EstablishingCharacterMoment trapped staring at her own reflection for a good day]]. In fact, about half of the punchlines in the comic are about her belief that she's the most beautiful thing imaginable. She once thought that a dressing room was "loveliness camp".
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* ''Webcomic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'': Marigold Heavenly Nostrils the unicorn is introduced [[EstablishingCharacterMoment trapped staring at her own reflection for a good day]]. In fact, about half of the punchlines in the comic are about her belief that she's the most beautiful thing imaginable. She once thought that a dressing room was "loveliness camp".
14th Aug '16 11:38:00 PM WillBGood
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* The Trope Namer [[http://www.spiffy-entertainment.com/narcissus.html Narcissus,]] was a boyish (aka {{Bishonen}}) Greek Hunter who was punished by the gods to fall in love with his own reflection. Why that is depends on which version of the story you hear, the most famous being Ovid's version where he rejected Echo and didn't realize the reflection was his own. Another has Narcissus falling in love with his [[{{Twincest}} twin sister]], and after her death, pretending his reflection is her. What happens after also varies, from a slow death due to starvation and thirst because he would not look away to drowning in an attempt to kiss his reflection, to [[DrivenToSuicide stabbing himself]] when he realizes that his reflection is just a reflection and will never love him back. Regardless of cause of death, or a sympathetic god transforming Narcissus so he could stare at his reflection forever, regardless a flower either grew in the place where he died or he was transformed into one: the Narcissus plant, more commonly known as the daffodil.

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* The Trope Namer [[http://www.spiffy-entertainment.com/narcissus.html Narcissus,]] was a boyish (aka {{Bishonen}}) PrettyBoy Greek Hunter hunter who was punished by the gods to fall in love with his own reflection. Why that is depends on which version of the story you hear, the most famous being Ovid's version where he rejected Echo and didn't realize the reflection was his own. Another has Narcissus falling in love with his [[{{Twincest}} twin sister]], and after her death, pretending his reflection is her. What happens after also varies, from a slow death due to starvation and thirst because he would not look away to drowning in an attempt to kiss his reflection, to [[DrivenToSuicide stabbing himself]] when he realizes that his reflection is just a reflection and will never love him back. Regardless of cause of death, or a sympathetic god transforming Narcissus so he could stare at his reflection forever, regardless a flower either grew in the place where he died or he was transformed into one: the Narcissus plant, more commonly known as the daffodil.
14th Aug '16 11:37:23 PM WillBGood
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjfA9TzjALs ChristinaAguilera's "Vanity"]]. The narrator heavily crosses into ScrewYourself.

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* Creator/ChristinaAguilera's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjfA9TzjALs ChristinaAguilera's "Vanity"]]. The narrator heavily crosses into ScrewYourself.
14th Aug '16 11:31:20 PM WillBGood
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** The First Evil: "You think you can fight me? I'm not a demon, little girl. I am something that you can't even conceive. The First Evil. Beyond sin, beyond death. I am the thing the darkness fears. You'll never see me, but I am everywhere. Every being, every thought, every drop of hate�" Doesn't look like modesty is this thing's strength.
* Richard Castle of ''Series/{{Castle}}''.

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** The First Evil: "You think you can fight me? I'm not a demon, little girl. I am something that you can't even conceive. The First Evil. Beyond sin, beyond death. I am the thing the darkness fears. You'll never see me, but I am everywhere. Every being, every thought, every drop of hate�" hate..." Doesn't look like modesty is this thing's strength.
* %%* Richard Castle of ''Series/{{Castle}}''.
14th Aug '16 11:25:48 PM WillBGood
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* The god Apollo from Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus is extremely arrogant and self-centered even for a god. It is revealed in the last book to have inadvertently started the Roman-Greek demigod war because he gave his blessing to a decedent on the promise he would be raised to be the most important god in the Legion above even the king of Olympus Zeus/Jupiter. He thinks he is perfect and is several times manipulated by flattery yet is willing to bully or murder demigods on a whim if he thinks it will benefit him in someway and can only really think in terms of how a situation is affecting him. His sister Artemis is the only one he shows any type of respect or concern for.

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* The god Apollo from Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' is extremely arrogant and self-centered even for a god. It is revealed in the last book to have inadvertently started the Roman-Greek demigod war because he gave his blessing to a decedent on the promise he would be raised to be the most important god in the Legion above even the king of Olympus Zeus/Jupiter. He thinks he is perfect and is several times manipulated by flattery yet is willing to bully or murder demigods on a whim if he thinks it will benefit him in someway and can only really think in terms of how a situation is affecting him. His sister Artemis is the only one he shows any type of respect or concern for.
13th Aug '16 8:46:06 PM Eievie
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[[caption-width-right:350: [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown I told you not to]] [[{{Pun}} disturb]] [[ScrewYourself me]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown I told you not to]] [[{{Pun}} disturb]] [[ScrewYourself me]].]]
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This trope is the [[PlayedForDrama logical conclusion]] of an [[{{Pride}} overconfident obsession with oneself]]. However, it is distinct from ItsAllAboutMe in that it does not focus simply on characters who frequently display self-centered behavior (often for [[PlayedForLaughs comedic effect]]), but explores the mindset of characters whose behavior is [[http://psychcentral.com/disorders/narcissistic-personality-disorder-symptoms/ strongly symptomatic of narcissistic personality disorder.]]

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This trope is the [[PlayedForDrama logical conclusion]] of an [[{{Pride}} overconfident obsession with oneself]]. However, it is distinct from ItsAllAboutMe in that it does not focus simply on characters who frequently display self-centered behavior (often for [[PlayedForLaughs comedic effect]]), but explores the mindset of characters whose behavior is [[http://psychcentral.com/disorders/narcissistic-personality-disorder-symptoms/ strongly symptomatic of narcissistic personality disorder.]]
disorder]].




The TropeNamer is Narcissus of Greek Mythology. His story was first told by Ovid, which makes this OlderThanFeudalism. One version of the myth is that Narcissus coldly turned down a beautiful woman named Echo, who as a result faded away to nothing but a literal echo. Angered by his callousness and vanity, Aphrodite cursed Narcissus to fall in unrequited love with the next person he saw - which was his own reflection in the river. Which he did until he died, whereupon his body was transformed into a flower.

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\nThe TropeNamer is Narcissus of Greek Mythology. His story was first told by Ovid, which makes this OlderThanFeudalism. One version of the myth is that Narcissus coldly turned down a beautiful woman named Echo, who as a result faded away to nothing but a literal echo. Angered by his callousness and vanity, Aphrodite cursed Narcissus to fall in unrequited love with the next person he saw - which saw--which was his own reflection in the river. Which he did until he died, whereupon his body was transformed into a flower.



It is insufficient for a character to simply be [[{{Pride}} extremely vain]] or [[ItsAllAboutMe excessively preoccupied with one's selfish desires]] to qualify for this trope. Rather, such characters must display (1) '''both''' of these qualities along with (2) a glaringly apparent LackOfEmpathy as well as (3) a [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond deep-rooted obsession with how they are regarded]] in the minds of others (a trait manifested through pervasively [[ControlFreak domineering]] and/or {{manipulative|Bastard}} behavior). Likewise, characters that act like arrogant, selfish [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerkasses but nevertheless regularly serve others' needs]] at the expense of their own are not narcissists.

Compare SmallNameBigEgo; ThePrimaDonna; SpoiledBrat; InferioritySuperiorityComplex; and BlackAndWhiteInsanity. Compare and contrast TheSociopath who combine the narcissists' [[ItsAllAboutMe extreme self-centeredness]] and [[{{Pride}} vanity]] with [[TheHedonist an insatiable craving for stimulation]], a [[NeverMyFault complete lack of shame]], and an inability to form '''ANY''' emotional bonds with those around them. See also HollywoodPersonalityDisorders.

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It is insufficient for a character to simply be [[{{Pride}} extremely vain]] or [[ItsAllAboutMe excessively preoccupied with one's selfish desires]] to qualify for this trope. Rather, such characters must display (1) '''both''' of these qualities along with (2) a glaringly apparent LackOfEmpathy as well as (3) a [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond deep-rooted obsession with how they are regarded]] in the minds of others (a trait manifested through pervasively [[ControlFreak domineering]] and/or {{manipulative|Bastard}} behavior). Likewise, characters that act like arrogant, selfish [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerkasses but nevertheless regularly serve others' needs]] at the expense of their own are not narcissists.

Compare SmallNameBigEgo; ThePrimaDonna; SpoiledBrat; InferioritySuperiorityComplex; and BlackAndWhiteInsanity. Compare and contrast TheSociopath who combine the narcissists' [[ItsAllAboutMe extreme self-centeredness]] and [[{{Pride}} vanity]] with [[TheHedonist an insatiable craving for stimulation]], a [[NeverMyFault complete lack of shame]], and an inability to form '''ANY''' '''any''' emotional bonds with those around them. See also HollywoodPersonalityDisorders.
14th Jun '16 6:20:14 PM WillyFourEyes
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-->''"If I'm gonna be working out, I want to look at something...like myself. I want to look at myself while I work on myself. I want to look at myself while I work on myself. I should do a recording so I can listen to myself while I look at myself while I work on myself...as I leaf through my ''Self'' magazine and read about how myself can improve myself."''

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-->''"If I'm gonna be working out, I want to look at something...like myself. I want to look at myself while I work on myself. I want to look at myself while I work on myself. I should do a recording so I can listen to myself while I look at myself while I work on myself...as I leaf through my ''Self'' magazine and read about how myself can improve myself."''
5th Jun '16 1:32:49 PM dsneybuf
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* Creator/SamAndMickey portray Franchise/{{Barbie}} as very boastful and vain.
30th May '16 8:50:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[TheStarscream Starscream]] in most Franchise/{{Transformers}} adaptations, particularly ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. Subverted in ''TransformersArmada''.

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* [[TheStarscream Starscream]] in most Franchise/{{Transformers}} adaptations, particularly ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. Subverted in ''TransformersArmada''.''Anime/TransformersArmada''.
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