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17th Jun '17 8:23:15 AM louisXVI
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* A bevy of dictators have done this while living, just to name a few: KimJongIl, UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein and UsefulNotes/JosefStalin.

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* A bevy of dictators have done this while living, just to name a few: KimJongIl, UsefulNotes/KimJongIl, UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein and UsefulNotes/JosefStalin.
17th Jun '17 8:21:57 AM louisXVI
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* Mr. Burns' office and mansion in TheSimpsons is full of paintings and sculptures of himself, sometimes depicting himself as a heroic character from history. As the series progresses, these become {{Flanderized}} to highlight his evil, including a painting of Burns sitting on a throne of skulls, or one of him as Goya's famous painting of Saturn devowering his son.
17th Jun '17 8:12:11 AM louisXVI
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[[caption-width-right:350:Patrick may not know art... but he knows what he likes.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Patrick [[caption-width-right:350:Squidward may not know art... but he knows what he likes.]]
5th May '17 2:57:46 AM Medinoc
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There are people who are vain, and then there's people who are ''vain.'' The latter have such a depth of narcissism that they don't just keep a mirror handy, but fill their house floor to ceiling with mirrors (But how else can I catch all my expressions?), self portraits (expect [[DistractedByMyOwnSexy a few nudes]]), statuary, awards (if any, [[SmallNameBigEgo no matter how minor]]) and sundry other them-centric paraphernalia. Any pictures will likely be exclusively of themselves, or with celebrities, royalty, and politicians. It's almost unheard of for a shrine to include [[ChildrenAreAWaste family pictures]].

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There are people who are vain, and then there's people who are ''vain.'' The latter have such a depth of narcissism that they don't just keep a mirror handy, but fill their house floor to ceiling with mirrors (But how else can I catch all my expressions?), portraits of themselves, self portraits (expect [[DistractedByMyOwnSexy a few nudes]]), statuary, awards (if any, [[SmallNameBigEgo no matter how minor]]) and sundry other them-centric paraphernalia. Any pictures will likely be exclusively of themselves, or with celebrities, royalty, and politicians. It's almost unheard of for a shrine to include [[ChildrenAreAWaste family pictures]].
23rd Jan '17 5:58:29 PM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:350:Patrick may not know art... but he knows what he likes.]]
20th Sep '16 1:38:30 AM falcon2484
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* Parodied in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, with Creator/DarrellHammond as Creator/AlGore. Al takes the audience through his trophy room, which includes his Oscar for ''Film/AnInconvenientTruth'', his Grammy for the audiobook version of ''AIT'', his Adult Video Award for the XXX-rated adaptation of ''AIT'', and other awards.

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* Parodied in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, with Creator/DarrellHammond Darrell Hammond as Creator/AlGore. Al takes the audience through his trophy room, which includes his Oscar for ''Film/AnInconvenientTruth'', his Grammy for the audiobook version of ''AIT'', his Adult Video Award for the XXX-rated adaptation of ''AIT'', and other awards.
20th Sep '16 1:24:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Dominica �koda, one of the "eight heroes" from ''LightNovel/CoffinPrincessChaika'', has her whole mansion filled with portraits and statues of herself, [[spoiler:but in reality she's been dead for some time, and it's instead her dragon Fredrica who lives there while impersonating Dominica, and the portraits are so Fredrica can remember her master better.]]

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* Dominica �koda, Škoda, one of the "eight heroes" from ''LightNovel/CoffinPrincessChaika'', has her whole mansion filled with portraits and statues of herself, [[spoiler:but in reality she's been dead for some time, and it's instead her dragon Fredrica who lives there while impersonating Dominica, and the portraits are so Fredrica can remember her master better.]]



* Parodied in a ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, with Creator/DarrellHammond as Creator/AlGore. Al takes the audience through his trophy room, which includes his Oscar for ''AnInconvenientTruth'', his Grammy for the audiobook version of ''AIT'', his Adult Video Award for the XXX-rated adaptation of ''AIT'', and other awards.

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* Parodied in a ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, with Creator/DarrellHammond as Creator/AlGore. Al takes the audience through his trophy room, which includes his Oscar for ''AnInconvenientTruth'', ''Film/AnInconvenientTruth'', his Grammy for the audiobook version of ''AIT'', his Adult Video Award for the XXX-rated adaptation of ''AIT'', and other awards.



* VinceMcMahon's office (well, the {{Kayfabe}} one, anyway), TheMiz's trophy room in his house (shown during an episode of ''Cribs''), and MichaelCole's "Cole Mine" (later it became the "Royal Cole Mine", after he was knighted as part of a storyline) are all prime examples.

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* VinceMcMahon's Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's office (well, the {{Kayfabe}} one, anyway), TheMiz's trophy room in his house (shown during an episode of ''Cribs''), and MichaelCole's "Cole Mine" (later it became the "Royal Cole Mine", after he was knighted as part of a storyline) are all prime examples.



* Nemesis from ''CatacombAbyss'' and its sequels likes to decorate the Catacombs of Despair with statues and paintings of himself before letting the hero in to battle his way through them. In ''Abyss'', it seems the only purpose of both the Catacomb and Crypt of Nemesis (neither of which he lies or resides in) is to be shrines to him. In ''Catacomb Apocalypse'', there are also depictions of him in a pharaoh's headdress. Some of these are enemies rather than decorations, and among the most dangerous in the game.
* The whole mansion of Conroy Bumpus, in ''SamAndMax Hit the Road''.
* In ''GuildWars'', it's a way of gaining non-combat rewards in the sequel by adding titles, minipets, elite armour sets, etc. to the Hall of Monuments in the first game.
* In WorldOfWarcraft the BigGood Tirion Fordring does this twice. He is not a vain person, but people just worship him for his defeat of the Lich King. There is a statue of PURE GOLD in a city of MAGES who don't even normally associate with paladins. In front of his "house", he is having another statue of himself built, but at least it isn't gold this time.

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* Nemesis from ''CatacombAbyss'' ''VideoGame/CatacombAbyss'' and its sequels likes to decorate the Catacombs of Despair with statues and paintings of himself before letting the hero in to battle his way through them. In ''Abyss'', it seems the only purpose of both the Catacomb and Crypt of Nemesis (neither of which he lies or resides in) is to be shrines to him. In ''Catacomb Apocalypse'', there are also depictions of him in a pharaoh's headdress. Some of these are enemies rather than decorations, and among the most dangerous in the game.
* The whole mansion of Conroy Bumpus, in ''SamAndMax ''VideoGame/SamAndMax Hit the Road''.
* In ''GuildWars'', ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', it's a way of gaining non-combat rewards in the sequel by adding titles, minipets, elite armour sets, etc. to the Hall of Monuments in the first game.
* In WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' the BigGood Tirion Fordring does this twice. He is not a vain person, but people just worship him for his defeat of the Lich King. There is a statue of PURE GOLD in a city of MAGES who don't even normally associate with paladins. In front of his "house", he is having another statue of himself built, but at least it isn't gold this time.



* One episode of ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' had a pair of Jedi track down General Grievous' private secret base. They don't realize the significance, but there's a hall full of statues and tributes to his former (non-cyborg) self.

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* One episode of ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' had a pair of Jedi track down General Grievous' private secret base. They don't realize the significance, but there's a hall full of statues and tributes to his former (non-cyborg) self.
20th Sep '16 1:22:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Dominica Škoda, one of the "eight heroes" from ''LightNovel/CoffinPrincessChaika'', has her whole mansion filled with portraits and statues of herself, [[spoiler:but in reality she's been dead for some time, and it's instead her dragon Fredrica who lives there while impersonating Dominica, and the portraits are so Fredrica can remember her master better.]]

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* Dominica Škoda, �koda, one of the "eight heroes" from ''LightNovel/CoffinPrincessChaika'', has her whole mansion filled with portraits and statues of herself, [[spoiler:but in reality she's been dead for some time, and it's instead her dragon Fredrica who lives there while impersonating Dominica, and the portraits are so Fredrica can remember her master better.]]

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* In the former ''Ride/{{Disaster}}'' attraction at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal Studios Florida]], the first pre-show room was filled with pictures, awards, and prized possessions of the fictitious Frank Kincaid, owner of the "Disaster Studios".

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* In the former ''Ride/{{Disaster}}'' attraction at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal Studios Florida]], the first pre-show room was filled with pictures, awards, and prized possessions of the fictitious Frank Kincaid, owner of the "Disaster Studios".

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* In the original ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'', the FinalBoss is [[StupidJetpackHitler Hitler himself]] in PoweredArmor, and the final level has walls covered with paintings of Der Fuher's own mustachioed face. So while this version of Hitler is [[AdaptationalBadass far more formidable a fighter]] than the real one was, his vanity seems ''very'' historically accurate.



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15th Sep '16 1:36:17 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the original ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'', the FinalBoss is [[StupidJetpackHitler Hitler himself]] in PoweredArmor, and the final level has walls covered with paintings of Der Fuher's own mustachioed face. So while this version of Hitler is [[AdaptationalBadass far more formidable a fighter]] than the real one was, his vanity seems ''very'' historically accurate.
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* Parodied in a ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, with Creator/DarrellHammond as Creator/AlGore. Al takes the audience through his trophy room, which includes his Oscar for ''AnInconvenientTruth'', his Grammy for the audiobook version of ''AIT'', his Adult Video Award for the XXX-rated adaptation of ''AIT'', and other awards.
--> "Now this is my 'World's Greatest Dad' coffee mug. I got it for being the world's greatest dad. Now, they sell almost exact replicas of this mug in airport gift shops, but this one's the genuine article."
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