* Elixir from ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''. He subconsciously used his powers to change his skin into a reflective golden color so he'd stand out more. Before he discovered he was a mutant, he joined an anti-mutant terrorist group because he ''thought it would make him more popular''.
** Also, the Mimic, from earlier in the X-Men. This is about 90% of his motivation for screwing around with the X-Men, showing off.
** [[MostCommonSuperpower Emma Frost]]. She wears those {{Stripperific}} suits on [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl purpose]].
* One of the reasons why ComicBook/TheRiddler from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' does what he does.
** A ''lot'' of Batman villains fit this trope. Even SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is about half this, with the other half being Omnicidal Maniac.
** In ''ComicBook/BatmanDigitalJustice'', this is Catwoman's explicit motivation, even before she becomes Catwoman.
* BoosterGold often ruins covert hero operations by alerting his publicist to where he and the rest of the Justice league will be just so he can draw a crowd.
** Later subverted when Booster gets recruited by Rip Hunter as a guardian of the time stream. By this point Booster has become a competent, serious hero, but he has to maintain his public image as a screw-up attention whore to avoid getting killed in the crib.
* Fred Christ of ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' will do absolutely ''anything'' to keep from being ignored. He continuously champions various social causes not out of belief, but because if he's their leader, it gets him media notice. Ultimately, however, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark he dies fighting for a cause he actually believes in, even though nobody can see it.]]
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