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20th Mar '17 5:19:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Kent Brockman is an intentional copy of Ted Baxter. In the episode where Marge stars in ''"AStreetCarNamedDesire"'' musical, the director, while competent, sees himself as this supreme director even though the only play he ever mentions directing was a school play. He prides himself on it though, by carrying the review around and quoting it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Kent Brockman is an intentional copy of Ted Baxter. In the episode where Marge stars in ''"AStreetCarNamedDesire"'' ''"Theatre/AStreetCarNamedDesire"'' musical, the director, while competent, sees himself as this supreme director even though the only play he ever mentions directing was a school play. He prides himself on it though, by carrying the review around and quoting it.
11th Mar '17 9:28:59 AM TheNicestGuy
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Dr. Venture. He is a slothful and incompetent "scientist" who has ridden his father's coattails his entire life. He often believe he is the life of the party and highly desirable even when no woman wants to have anything to do with him.

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Dr. Venture. He is a slothful and incompetent "scientist" who has ridden his father's coattails his entire life. He often believe he is the life of the party and highly desirable even when no woman wants to have anything to do with him.him.
** Dermott Fictel, Hank Venture's teen-aged friend, seems incapable of opening his mouth without uttering a conveniently unconfirmable boast. He teaches ninjutsu (actually wears padding and takes hits in a self-defense class), can hot wire a car (except Hank had the keys), can fly a plane (except the Ventures' jet is the wrong class for his license), and is also known as "The Wolf" and/or "Psycho" (to the guys in his old neighborhood who supposedly fought a gang war over the choice). He is also a KnowNothingKnowItAll, claiming that the Retsyn from Certs mints can be used to make napalm, and a BoisterousWeakling, since the only time we see him actually fight he loses to the show's most notorious wimp.
4th Feb '17 10:44:16 AM CCIB
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Peridot. She has referred to herself as "The Great and Lovable Peridot", takes any chance she can get to show of how smart she is, will use her newfound [[ExtraOreDinary metal powers]] any chance she gets just to show how great she is, and post-HeelFaceTurn believes herself to be '''the new leader of the Crystal Gems'''.
7th Jan '17 3:56:23 PM nombretomado
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** Brian Griffin spent years working on a novel entitled ''Faster Than The Speed of Love'' which turned out be a complete rip-off of the ''Film/IronEagle'' film series, even though Brian claimed he never saw any of them. Everyone who had heard of the book's plot mercilessly taunted Brian about it being a rip-off but he refused to acknowledge it. When the book did get published yet did not sell a single copy after being critically lambasted, the next day Brian read a rave review for a celebrity self-help book and thought self-help books were the reason the novel sold so terribly. He then decided to write a similar book out of spite; the book became popular and Brian slowly began raving "I have created a best selling PHENOMENON" until he was taken down on ''RealTimeWithBillMaher''. Brian is also egotistical when it comes to women. Brian always tries to act intelligent and suave to impress women so that he can easily have sex with them, but whenever they break up, Brian tends to blame the women he dates as the reason they broke up instead of admitting that his negative behavior was his own fault. One episode has Brian being confronted by every single woman he ever dated and they all point out how flawed he is, only for Brian to retort with flaws he sees in every woman he dated, saying [[NeverMyFault it's their fault their relationships with him went sour]].

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** Brian Griffin spent years working on a novel entitled ''Faster Than The Speed of Love'' which turned out be a complete rip-off of the ''Film/IronEagle'' film series, even though Brian claimed he never saw any of them. Everyone who had heard of the book's plot mercilessly taunted Brian about it being a rip-off but he refused to acknowledge it. When the book did get published yet did not sell a single copy after being critically lambasted, the next day Brian read a rave review for a celebrity self-help book and thought self-help books were the reason the novel sold so terribly. He then decided to write a similar book out of spite; the book became popular and Brian slowly began raving "I have created a best selling PHENOMENON" until he was taken down on ''RealTimeWithBillMaher''.''Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher''. Brian is also egotistical when it comes to women. Brian always tries to act intelligent and suave to impress women so that he can easily have sex with them, but whenever they break up, Brian tends to blame the women he dates as the reason they broke up instead of admitting that his negative behavior was his own fault. One episode has Brian being confronted by every single woman he ever dated and they all point out how flawed he is, only for Brian to retort with flaws he sees in every woman he dated, saying [[NeverMyFault it's their fault their relationships with him went sour]].
18th Feb '16 11:06:30 AM paul723
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* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'': Otto Rocket. While he's a highly competent athlete with enough skill of a pro skater, he does tend to overestimate himself very often. The episode "Super McVarial 900" is a great example of that.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'': Otto Rocket. While he's a highly competent athlete with enough skill of a pro skater, he does tend to overestimate himself very often. The episode "Super McVarial Mcvarial 900" is a great example of that.
18th Feb '16 11:05:57 AM paul723
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* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower: Otto Rocket. While he's a highly competent athlete with enough skill of a pro skater, he does tend to overestimate himself very often. The episode "Super McVarial 900" is a great example of that.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower: ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'': Otto Rocket. While he's a highly competent athlete with enough skill of a pro skater, he does tend to overestimate himself very often. The episode "Super McVarial 900" is a great example of that.
18th Feb '16 11:05:30 AM paul723
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%%* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower: Otto Rocket. While he's a highly competent athlete with enough skill of a pro skater, he does tend to overestimate himself very often.

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%%* * ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower: Otto Rocket. While he's a highly competent athlete with enough skill of a pro skater, he does tend to overestimate himself very often. The episode "Super McVarial 900" is a great example of that.
4th Feb '16 3:40:03 PM paul723
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%%* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower: Otto Rocket. While he's a highly competent athlete with enough skill of a pro skater, he does tend to overestimate himself very often.
24th Nov '15 5:07:07 PM Tommypezman
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* ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''
** Miss Turtle from the episode "Mickey vs. Shelby" thinks she's the best parent in the world, but she gets sucked into her own ego to realize that [[AbusiveParent she treats Shelby poorly]]. So she blames the person watching him.
** Goofy became this when he got replace by Von Drake's automatic waitering system, thinking he can do more than be a waiter without any skills.
19th Oct '15 9:52:43 AM annette12
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* Henry Masterson, aka the Headmaster from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is very deliberately a parody of this trope. During the season two finale, Starscream builds a small army of clones of himself, each of whom represents an aspect of his personality and almost all of whom are [[MythologyGag references to the G1 Seekers]]. The Thundercracker homage, "Egomaniac Starscream", represents...well, it's in his name. Starscream has a pretty high opinion of himself, but at least he can back it up (to everyone except [[BigBad Megatron]]).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Henry Masterson, aka the Headmaster from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is very deliberately a parody of this trope. During the season two finale, Starscream builds a small army of clones of himself, each of whom represents an aspect of his personality and almost all of whom are [[MythologyGag references to the G1 Seekers]]. The Thundercracker homage, "Egomaniac Starscream", represents...well, it's in his name. Starscream has a pretty high opinion of himself, but at least he can back it up (to everyone except [[BigBad Megatron]]).
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