Created By: TravisWells on June 14, 2008
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Don't you know who I am?

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The trope were someone avoids a battle by telling the enemy who they are. Doctor who has used it a few times.

Basically "Don't you know who I am? I'm Foo, and I'm Awesome! Don't you know how many people just like you I've killed? Step aside or meet their fate".

(I thought we had launched this already but I can't find it after much searching. Maybe it was before the crash, and didn't get relaunched after)
Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • June 14, 2008
    SomeSortOfTroper
    "Do you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!"

    I thought I saw this on YKTTW after the crash, so yeah...

  • June 14, 2008
    stm177
    The third Austin Powers movie had this, when Michael Caine intimidated a mook this way.
  • June 14, 2008
    arekuru
    "I'm the goddamn Batman!"
  • June 14, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Sonic The Hedgehog gets one of these in Sonic Adventure 2. Of course, it's likely Shadow really doesn't know.
  • June 14, 2008
    Iphigenia
    There's also the other version where a pompous character says this and gets a sarcastic response.
  • June 14, 2008
    BobbyG
    Yeah, the Sonic Adventure 2 example is perhaps a subversion, since Shadow not only doesn't know who Sonic is, but instead thinks Sonic is trying to impersonate him and reacts with contempt.
  • June 14, 2008
    Joie De Combat
    Isn't this pretty much the Badass Boast?
  • June 14, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    "What are you, dense? Are you retarded or something? Do you know who I am?! I'm the goddamn Batman!!!"

    Has to be the page quote. It just HAS to.
  • June 14, 2008
    BobbyG
    @ Joi De Combat: It looks like a common subtrope. Perhaps it's splittable.
  • June 14, 2008
    TravisWells
    No, this (or at least what I meant) IS the Badass Boast. (Typo'd as Badass Boat. Now that needs a page!)

    So, yep, it was launched.
  • June 14, 2008
    Nate the Great
    Invoked and Subverted by a (supposed) [url=http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/doyouknow.asp]Real Life Example[url]. A student is taking a test, but goes over the acceptable time. The professor refuses to accept it. Three times the student asks the professor if he knows who he is, in stronger language each time. Finally the student says "Good!" shoves the test into the middle of the stack, and walks away.
  • June 14, 2008
    Nate the Great
    So the hyperlink procedure is different here than in my other forum. Sorry about that. At least you can still use the link, right?
  • June 14, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Averted or something (subverted?) in Blake's 7 "Weapon": The eponymous Blake is a famous freedom fighter. He meets a man named Coser who says, full of hero-worship, "You're Blake! You're Blake!!" Blake says calmly, "Yes, I know who I am."
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