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7th Apr '17 7:24:13 AM Lullabee
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* On ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', Madame Mim brags about being a better wizard than Merlin, "The world's most powerful bungler."

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* On ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', Madame Mim brags about being a better wizard than Merlin, Myth/{{Merlin}}, "The world's most powerful bungler."



* The Creator/JamesThurber short story "Something to Say" is built around Eliot Vereker, a supposedly great author whose reputation is based entirely on disparaging really great authors, ''e.g.'', "Santayana has weight: he's a ton of feathers. Proust was sick. If Voltaire did not exist, it would not be necessary to invent him, ''etc., etc.''"
* In Creator/PGWodehouse's "The Clicking of Cuthbert," Russian novelist Vladimir Brusiloff opines: "No novelists any good except me. Sovietski—yah! Nastikoff—bah! I spit me of zem all. No novelists anywhere any good except me. [[SelfDeprecation P.G. Wodehouse]] and Tolstoy not bad. Not good, but not bad. No novelists any good except me."

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* The Creator/JamesThurber short story "Something to Say" is built around Eliot Vereker, a supposedly great author whose reputation is based entirely on disparaging really great authors, ''e.g.'', "Santayana has weight: he's a ton of feathers. Proust [[Creator/MarcelProust Proust]] was sick. If Voltaire Creator/{{Voltaire}} did not exist, it would not be necessary to invent him, ''etc., etc.''"
* In Creator/PGWodehouse's "The Clicking of Cuthbert," Russian novelist Vladimir Brusiloff opines: "No novelists any good except me. Sovietski—yah! Nastikoff—bah! I spit me of zem all. No novelists anywhere any good except me. [[SelfDeprecation P.G. Wodehouse]] and Tolstoy [[Creator/LeoTolstoy Tolstoy]] not bad. Not good, but not bad. No novelists any good except me."



-->''Compared to the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, Machiavelli couldn't have run a whelk stand.''

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-->''Compared to the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, Machiavelli [[Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli Machiavelli]] couldn't have run a whelk stand.''
25th Nov '16 2:24:54 PM Chariset
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For the even more outrageous claim that Bob is better than ''God'', see BlasphemousBoast. For ''actual'' anti-platonism (which is the position that "abstract entities" don't exist) see MeaninglessMeaningfulWords.

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For the even more outrageous claim that Bob is better than ''God'', see BlasphemousBoast. For ''actual'' anti-platonism (which is the position that "abstract entities" don't exist) see MeaninglessMeaningfulWords. Distant cousin to FamousFamousFictional, where a fictional person is established as a great [whatever] by having his name placed next to two RealLife [whatever]s, albeit without the unfavorable comparison.
25th Nov '16 2:15:25 PM Chariset
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This is a form of boast wherein Bob claims that he is the best at something by listing people who are well known for being good at that thing and then declaring them inferior to himself. It's generally a sign that Bob is a {{Narcissist}} or a SmallNameBigEgo character -- whose faith in his own superiority will be proven very false very soon -- but sometimes Bob really 'is'' [[InsufferableGenius that good]].

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This is a form of boast wherein Bob claims that he is the best at something by listing people who are well known for being good at that thing and then declaring them inferior to himself. It's generally a sign that Bob is a {{Narcissist}} or a SmallNameBigEgo character -- whose faith in his own superiority will be proven very false very soon -- but sometimes Bob really 'is'' ''is'' [[InsufferableGenius that good]].
25th Nov '16 2:14:57 PM Chariset
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This is a form of boast where a person claims that he is the best at something by bringing up the names of people who are well known for being good at that thing and then claiming that all of those people are second rate compared to him. May be a type of behavior found in the {{Narcissist}} or people with the SmallNameBigEgo trait, who naturally believes that he's the best at everything.

Note that the insulted person does not have to be someone who is well known for the trait in RealLife. It could be a person who is known for it in-universe. In this case, [[FamedInStory his fame]] will be established beforehand.

For even more outrageous claims, see BlasphemousBoast. For ''actual'' anti-platonism (which is the position that "abstract entities" don't exist) see MeaninglessMeaningfulWords.

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This is a form of boast where a person wherein Bob claims that he is the best at something by bringing up the names of listing people who are well known for being good at that thing and then claiming declaring them inferior to himself. It's generally a sign that all of those people are second rate compared to him. May be Bob is a type of behavior found in the {{Narcissist}} or people with the a SmallNameBigEgo trait, who naturally believes character -- whose faith in his own superiority will be proven very false very soon -- but sometimes Bob really 'is'' [[InsufferableGenius that he's the best at everything.

good]].

Note that the insulted person does persons do not have to be someone who is well RealLife experts; they could be characters known for the trait in RealLife. It could be a person who is known for it their skill in-universe. In this case, [[FamedInStory his their fame]] will have to be established beforehand.

beforehand to get the best use out of this trope.

For the even more outrageous claims, claim that Bob is better than ''God'', see BlasphemousBoast. For ''actual'' anti-platonism (which is the position that "abstract entities" don't exist) see MeaninglessMeaningfulWords.
27th Oct '16 7:13:36 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Tony Hawk's American Wasteland'', the main character says this in reference to a well-known {{Badass}} named Iggy Van Zandt:

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* In ''Tony Hawk's American Wasteland'', the main character says this in reference to a well-known {{Badass}} badass named Iggy Van Zandt:



-->''"[[ForgottenRealms Elminster]] ''this!'' [[{{Badass}} Elminster]] ''that!'' Give ''me'' [[WizardsLiveLonger 2,000 years]] and [[NiceHat a pointy hat]], and I'll kick his arse!"''

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-->''"[[ForgottenRealms Elminster]] ''this!'' [[{{Badass}} Elminster]] Elminster ''that!'' Give ''me'' [[WizardsLiveLonger 2,000 years]] and [[NiceHat a pointy hat]], and I'll kick his arse!"''
2nd Oct '16 12:51:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/AStudyInScarlet'', Dr. Watson praises Literature/SherlockHolmes by comparing him to EdgarAllanPoe's Literature/CAugusteDupin and Emile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq. Holmes counters that "Dupin was a very inferior fellow" and "Lecoq was a miserable bungler."

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* In ''Literature/AStudyInScarlet'', Dr. Watson praises Literature/SherlockHolmes by comparing him to EdgarAllanPoe's Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's Literature/CAugusteDupin and Emile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq. Holmes counters that "Dupin was a very inferior fellow" and "Lecoq was a miserable bungler."
17th Jun '16 1:01:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* The {{Chessmaster}} in the ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' strip ''Caballistics, Inc.'' is one Ethan Kostabi, an eccentric 1970s former rock star [[FictionalCounterpart strongly resembling]] Music/DavidBowie. Whenever Kostabi's success as a musician is described, comparisons are always made to Bowie, and Bowie is always described as having been greatly inferior—having sold fewer albums and having "scavenged a career out of the discarded fads and influences that Ethan left in his wake".

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* The {{Chessmaster}} in the ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' strip ''Caballistics, Inc.'' ''ComicBook/CaballisticsInc'' is one Ethan Kostabi, an eccentric 1970s former rock star [[FictionalCounterpart strongly resembling]] Music/DavidBowie. Whenever Kostabi's success as a musician is described, comparisons are always made to Bowie, and Bowie is always described as having been greatly inferior—having sold fewer albums and having "scavenged a career out of the discarded fads and influences that Ethan left in his wake".
13th Jun '16 7:10:42 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/AStudyInScarlet'', Dr. Watson praises Literature/SherlockHolmes by comparing him to EdgarAllanPoe's Auguste Dupin and Emile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq. Holmes counters that "Dupin was a very inferior fellow" and "Lecoq was a miserable bungler."

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* In ''Literature/AStudyInScarlet'', Dr. Watson praises Literature/SherlockHolmes by comparing him to EdgarAllanPoe's Auguste Dupin Literature/CAugusteDupin and Emile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq. Holmes counters that "Dupin was a very inferior fellow" and "Lecoq was a miserable bungler."
5th May '16 6:03:32 AM rjd1922
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-->[[spoiler:GLaDOS]]: Yes.

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-->[[spoiler:GLaDOS]]: -->[[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=]]]: Yes.
4th May '16 5:22:43 PM aye_amber
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* The {{Chessmaster}} in the ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' strip ''Caballistics, Inc.'' is one Ethan Kostabi, an eccentric 1970s former rock star [[FictionalCounterpart strongly resembling]] DavidBowie. Whenever Kostabi's success as a musician is described, comparisons are always made to Bowie, and Bowie is always described as having been greatly inferior—having sold fewer albums and having "scavenged a career out of the discarded fads and influences that Ethan left in his wake".

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* The {{Chessmaster}} in the ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' strip ''Caballistics, Inc.'' is one Ethan Kostabi, an eccentric 1970s former rock star [[FictionalCounterpart strongly resembling]] DavidBowie.Music/DavidBowie. Whenever Kostabi's success as a musician is described, comparisons are always made to Bowie, and Bowie is always described as having been greatly inferior—having sold fewer albums and having "scavenged a career out of the discarded fads and influences that Ethan left in his wake".
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