[[quoteright:180:[[Webcomic/ElGoonishShive http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ComicforThursdayJul32003-2_9031.gif]]]]
[[caption-width-right:180:[[{{Fanservice}} Yes. Yes, she is...]]]]

->''"Ohh, this is how it all ends. Pond flirting with herself. True love at last."''
-->-- '''The Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', "[[Recap/DoctorWho2011RNDSSpaceAndTime Time]]"

[[DescribeTopicHere Describe Distracted by My Own Sexy her-]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Oh. Well, hel-lo. Aren't I something]]?

Ah... Where was I?

Oh, right. Distracted by My Own Sexy is a subtrope of DistractedByTheSexy in which a character is distracted from their objective by their own good looks. This often suggests that the character is [[{{Narcissist}} exceedingly vain]], though there can be [[ManIFeelLikeAWoman other]] [[ShesAllGrownUp reasons]], usually by looking at themselves in the mirror or another reflective surface.

In literature, this is sometimes used as an AsYouKnow to [[InformedAttribute introduce how the character looks to the reader]]. They often stop to consider themselves and how attractive (or unattractive) they are. Expect any given {{Lemon}} to start this way.

While this can often occur in mundane situations, as with the mirror or reflective surface described above, this reaction may be caused by more fantastic reasons (for one thing, said mirror might be {{curse}}d to [[MindControlDevice have this effect]]). A person having undergone some type of transformation may stop to [[ShowingOffTheNewBody admire their new looks]], while TimeTravel or cloning might give characters a chance to [[ScrewYourself eye themselves up in person]].

Compare DistractedByTheSexy, where a character's sex appeal distracts others; contrast RageAgainstTheReflection, where characters hate to see their own image. See also ManIFeelLikeAWoman, where a man is distracted by his own newly gender-swapped sex appeal.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Asuka from ''Asuka Hybrid'' falls victim to this a lot whenever he's doing things in front of the mirror with his gender-bent body.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Although it doesn't happen in the [[{{Canon}} manga]], it happens a fair bit in the {{Anime}} with [[TheDandy Yumichika]], leading to one episode where he finds himself having to fight [[spoiler: his own [[EvilTwin clone]]. After taking a moment to [[TheFightingNarcissist admire himself]] he firmly requests [[HeterosexualLifePartner Ikkaku]] swap opponents with him precisely because he [[GenreSavvy knows]] this will be a problem. Ikkaku refuses and, sure enough, Yumichika is defeated having never lifted his sword because he 'can't fight such a beautiful me' whereas his EvilTwin thinks [[BloodLust blood is beautiful]].]]
* Episode 1 of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' has Ryoko get briefly distracted by her own reflection, telling the mirror "You are one beautiful demon." before getting back to the chase.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''Druuna: Clone'', Druuna emerges from a pool when she notices her reflection in a nearby mirror. She stops to admire herself before making out with her own reflection (metaphorically, note--her reflection doesn't jump out or anything).

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* In ''FanFic/AllYourBaseAreBelongToHer'', Dawn readily admits to being quite vain, and at one point happily lists her favorite things about her appearance: cute face, tiny waist, pale, perfect skin, long sexy hair, and gorgeous blue-green eyes. While stealing armloads of clothes and jewelry from a high-end boutique which is well-equipped with mirrors, she has trouble keeping her eyes off her reflection—though to be fair this was partly because of her fascination with her newly-acquired GlowingEyes.
* In the ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' fic ''{{Fanfic/CRME}}'', [[MsFanservice Cinder]] does this at one point. She's so {{narcissist}}ic that she can't help but admire her own naked body in the reflection of a mirror.
* In the third Chapter of the ''Anime/KillLaKill'' fanfic ''Fanfic/MaimDeMaim'' where Satsuki was greeted by the reflection of her wearing her Kamui which, as we know by now, shows a lot of skin. But unlike Ryuko, Satsuki was basically enthralled by the very sight.
* A ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' 4koma, in which Suika [[PowerPerversionPotential uses her power to gather mass to give herself large breasts]], ends with the [[MemeticMutation memetic line]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/458132 "Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of my tits!"]] (image is SFW, site isn't)

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The classic Disney example is Gaston from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', who pauses ''while proposing to Belle'' to check out his reflection in the mirror.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/AmericanPsycho'', ''during the porn film he's making with two prostitutes'', [[VillainProtagonist Patrick Bateman]] manages to get distracted by his own sex appeal. In his defense, he is played by Creator/ChristianBale.
* ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdpCFFs40Jw THAT scene....]]
* In the Podcast/RiffTrax for ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', the guys make fun of Bond's prolonged examination of himself in a new tuxedo by invoking this trope.
-->'''Kevin''': My God, I'm hot. This tuxedo would look best on the floor! Heh heh. Seriously, though, I'd do me in a heartbeat.
* In the forgettable 1987 teen comedy ''Party Camp'', BrainlessBeauty Dyanne acts very turned on by her own breasts when she looks into the girls' locker room mirror. The other girls don't even seem surprised.
* In ''Film/{{Batman}}'', a pre-[[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker]] Jack Napier takes a long, loving look in the mirror while preparing to go out. His moll tells him he looks great, and he brushes her off with, "I didn't ask."
* In ''Film/{{Nerve}}'', Vee is dared to go into a store and try on a certain, very sexy, very expensive, very sparkly party dress. She does so, takes a look at herself in the mirror, and is stunned by what she sees.
-->'''Vee:''' ''(talking to her reflection)'' Hey there. How are you doing? Oh, this? ''(striking a pose)'' This old thing?

* In one of Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/BlackWidowers'' stories, the guest is a man whose specialty is job interviews. He keeps a variety of objects on his desk, and judges people's character by how they interact with those objects. The fashion-conscious Mario Gonzalo asks how ''he'' did on his interview, and the guest replies that he never reveals his secrets, but he will mention one thing: "There was a mirror in the room."
* [[{{Bishonen}} Bishie]] werewolf {{crossdresser}} Markus from the ''Literature/LonelyWerewolfGirl'' series has gotten stuck in front of a mirror admiring himself a couple of times. Especially if there is a blouse, or a frock for him to try on at the same time.
* [[Literature/TheBible Eve]] falls to an innocent version of this in ''Literature/ParadiseLost'': the first thing she sees after being made is her reflection and is captivated by its beauty, then she sees Adam and decides he is not as good looking as her and tries to go back to looking at her reflection. [[spoiler: They end up together]].
* One of the minor characters in Frank Yerby's {{Pirate}} novel ''The Golden Hawk'' wore a thick, unkempt beard. When the protagonist, as part of disguising the whole crew, shaved him by force, he was shocked to discover, "I'm right pretty!" (the narration acknowledged that he ''was'', indeed, [[HeCleansUpNicely quite a handsome fellow under all that facial hair]]) and thereafter he was often seen checking himself out in a mirror.
* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' short story "The Procrustean Petard" features a device which changes the sex of every member of the ''Enterprise'' crew (except for Spock, whose HalfHumanHybrid nature causes him to suffer from ExtraYExtraViolent). Kirk is somewhat taken aback by how hot he finds himself as a woman.
* In ''Literature/TheFrenchLieutenantsWoman'', Ernestina Freeman has a rather longish session by the mirror when she admires herself as one of the prettiest girls she knows. She gets a bit aroused and thinks about future sex with Charles, her fiancé. She also feels guilty and thinks that it's inappropriate because she's a Victorian girl.
* In ''Literature/{{Angelmaker}}'', Edie, a spy, admires herself in the mirror while crossdressing, feeling that it's a shame she can't sleep with herself and that her looks might even interfere with her mission
* Subversion: ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy'' includes a scene where the Un-Man, in Weston's body, tries to teach vanity to the Green Lady by dressing her up in a feather-cloak and holding his shaving-mirror to let her see how beautiful she is, but she eventually grows bored with this and abandons the cloak.
* In early scenes of ''Literature/{{Restoree}}'' Sara, our heroine is more interested in her lovely new body than she is in the fact she's on another planet in a decidedly sinister 'clinic'. She gets over it.
* ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'': A few days after his unfortunate TeleporterAccident, Dale spends a few moments checking out his new, larger, more impressive body in a mirror. Only to be interrupted by an admiring Lupu.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* DarkActionGirl Faith from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is wicked-hot and very much knows it. In the episode 'This year's Girl', after she takes Joyce hostage, she poses and preens in front of a mirror, admiring herself. Discovering some sexy lipstick among Joyce's things, she applies it, studies the result in the mirror, and is so pleased that she leans in and gives her reflection a kiss.
* In ''Series/{{Castle}}'', during an investigation, our hero sees himself reflected in a storefront window and remarks "I really am ruggedly handsome.' Of course, he is played by Creator/NathanFillion.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Doctor is prone to this generally right after a regeneration. "Yes, we're in great danger, but I want to see what I look like now!"
*** Although his reaction when he ''does'' see his new face for the first time is generally ''negative'', so it's more of an inversion/ a case of "distracted by my own ''dissatisfying'' reflection". Exceptions are Ten, who generally gushes and fanboys about everything, and Six, who seems to be the only one who finds his face - or multicolored wardrobe - all that attractive...
** In the episode "The Vampires of Venice", the Doctor can't resist pausing in front of a mirror to make faces and say "Hello, handsome!" It's convenient, because it means that when five creepy girls who don't like sunlight pop up, he can also notice that they don't have reflections...
** In the ''Doctor Who'' UsefulNotes/ComicRelief special ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath The Curse of Fatal Death]]'', the version of the Doctor played by Richard E. Grant is so distracted by his own reflection that he licks the mirror.
** It may not be a mirror, but Amy gets distracted by checking out her [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble future/past]] self in the Comic Relief short "[[Recap/DoctorWho2011RedNoseDaySpecialSpaceAndTime Time]]".
** Clara similarily finds the sight of a slightly time-displaced version of herself from the back rather enjoyable, which leads to a hilarious exchange when the Doctor, perhaps inspired by a less flattering experience involving the back of his own head, tries to apply some uneeded reasurement among the lines of "It's okay, it's not that bad..."
** It turns out that the Doctor is not the only one who has to stop and check themselves out after regenerating -- as demonstrated by [[spoiler: Melody Pond's regeneration into River Song]] in the [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Führer's]] headquarters. Promptly subverted when it turns out [[spoiler: she was secretly applying poison lipstick]].
--->''"I'm going to wear LOTS of jodhpurs!"''
** Lady Cassandra, the self-proclaimed Last Human, does this ''twice'' (okay, almost-sort-of three times) in one episode- once after having hijacked Rose Tyler's body, once after stealing the Doctor's and once, in a weird example involving time travel, to her original body after having borrowed the dying body of her clone-bred body servant.
* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', the MonsterOfTheWeek Octophantom had this weakness. To defeat him, they used a mirrored shield, causing him to stop his attack to admire himself. Earlier, a similarly-named monster named Octoplant was distracted by her reflection in a skyscraper, allowing the Rangers to kill her with the Power Sword.
* The Cat in ''Series/RedDwarf'' would often get distracted when he looked at himself in the mirror, commenting on how sexy and good looking he was. In one episode he claimed to be physically incapable of pulling himself away, and Lister had to drag him.
-->'''Cat''': Thanks, buddy. That was a bad one.
** In one of the books, we get to know a little more about Cat society, and it turns out one of the Cats' television stations is a ''twenty-four hour mirror channel.'' [[spoiler: However, that's from the part of the story that turns out to be part of a LotusEaterMachine]].
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' played it for laughs in an episode where narcissist Dr. Cox constantly falls in love (or at least pretends to) with his own mirror image.
* John Lithgow's character on ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', whose catch phrase was "My God! I'm [[LargeHam GORGEOUS!]]"
* In the first ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' MirrorUniverse episode, Intendent Kira was definitely distracted by Major Kira. In [[WordOfSaintPaul her episode commentary]], Creator/NanaVisitor says that she played this attraction as more narcissism than lesbianism; however, later episodes portrayed the Intendant as someone [[IncrediblyLamePun prone]] to being distracted by ''[[AnythingThatMoves anybody]]'' [[DepravedBisexual of either sex]].
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** This sort of thing apparently happens to Marshall whenever he drinks a daiquiri.
** In a variation, Lily thinks her [[IdenticalStranger stripper doppelgänger]] is incredibly hot.
** Robin reveals she gets turned on by watching herself on TV. She's a news anchor.
* In an episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Sabrina's aunts have a mirror that supposedly makes anyone look attractive. It's hinted that its not the reflection that changes so much as the viewer's perception. So, anyone looking in the mirror (even the fat, balding principal) gets distracted by their own sexy.
* Happens on ''Series/MythQuest'' often. Alex or Cleo are usually distracted by their own reflections, because they've just taken the place of a character within a myth. Evidently, mythical heroes are much more sexy than kids in their late teens.
* The demon who possesses Phoebe in one episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' falls prey to this. Of course, she specifically chose Phoebe because of her attractiveness, being considered ugly in her true body. She stops to check out her reflection at every chance and changes clothes no fewer than twice, just for the fun of showing off her new body. Piper takes a suspicious amount of time catching on to this behavior.

* ''Music/HelloProject'' member Matsuura Aya was accused on several occasions of, and has [[SelfDeprecation freely admitted]] to, being distracted by her own reflection in mirrors while someone was trying talk to her or by monitors when she's on camera.
* ''Music/BrunoMars''' "Uptown Funk" includes the line "Got kiss myself, so pretty"

[[folder:Mythology and Religion]]
* In Shinto, [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Japan's indigenous Religion]], this happens to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu, though unlike many other versions of this trope it was a deliberate ruse on the part of the other Gods to get her to leave a cave she was hiding in due to a HeroicBSOD.
* Narcissus from Ovid, making this OlderThanFeudalism. He's put under a spell that made him fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water and stared at it until he wasted away into nothing. Other versions say he was just that damn conceited, or that the curse was [[IronicHell a punishment for his pre-existing vanity]] (this would be where we get the word "narcissist" and its kin - they refer to this guy). Yet other versions speed up his death by having him try to kiss himself, only to fall in and drown. He didn't die as such - Echo, the nymph who had sought him, saved him by turning him into a flower. [[JustSoStory And now you know why]] that one kind is called a Narcissus. Echo was cursed to only be able to parrot what others had already said. This is (in one version) how Narcissus fell in love with his reflection - upon seeing it, he said "I love you", prompting her to gladly do the same... but he thought it was his image saying it.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Crossed with ItsAllAboutMe and TheFightingNarcissist and PlayedForLaughs with Wrestling/ExoticAdrianStreet's[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8A3ZUMK74s "I'm In Love with Me"]]:
-->"I find it very difficult to get me off my mind\\
But that's the price perfection has to pay."
* During his "Dashing" phase, Wrestling/CodyRhodes would stop and preen himself in the hi-def video display on his way down to the ring. For a bit he even had an assistant around to have a mirror ready in case he needed some touch-ups, or just because. Then [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Rey]] shattered his nose, and he took it slightly worse than Doctor Doom.
* Lex Luger had a short lived shtick as The Narcissus (or possibly Narcissist, it has been a long time) where his ring entrance involved a lot of flexing in a full length mirror in the ring and preventing it from being removed a couple of times for the beginning of the match.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': Dragon magazine #50 had an artifact called Barlithian's Mirror. One day its owner woke up and found several monsters vainly admiring themselves in the Mirror.
* Toreador-clan vampires in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''. Their clan weakness is that they're easily entranced by anything beautiful, including themselves.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', there is Sigvald the Magnificent, a champion of Slaanesh. He wears a magic armor of solid gold, and his retinue has mirrored shields so he can watch his reflection during the battle. (In game terms, he is subject to stupidity — as sometimes he will get distracted in the least appropriate moment.) Anyone who might try to use this distraction for attack will quickly discover that Sigvald, vain as he might be, is still a haughty {{Bishonen}} with a cool sword... which is bad news in most universes.

* In ''Theatre/{{Gypsy}}'', when Louise first sees herself in the mirror in her elegant dress for her first strip act, she's stopped cold for a moment, then whispers, "Mama... I'm pretty!" It's not so much narcissism as absolute shock, though.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]], when engaging in a MirrorMatch in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', utters this {{squick}}y little piece of gold:
--> "Oooh! Who's ''that'' handsome devil!?"
* In ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds]]'', [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Shuma-Gorath]] actually seems pleased with his MirrorMatch partner's physical appearance.
* Wear the [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Raikov]] mask in front of the actual Raikov and wait a little.
* At one point in ''[[VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2 Mask of the Betrayer]]'', Gannayev stops for a moment to compliment Kaelyn's [[WhatBeautifulEyes eyes]]... Only to point out the reason he likes them so much is that they're highly reflective.
-->'''Gann:''' Your eyes are like mirrors, which make them doubly pleasing to me. It allows me to admire my reflection without the aid of a looking glass.
* ''VideoGame/{{Claw}}'': One level takes place under the sea. There are strange male mermaid creatures who would occasionally cry: "Gosh, I'm handsome!"
* In the ninth chapter of ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaV'', Neptune looks at her [[SuperMode HDD]] [[LadyOfWar Purple Heart self]] and describes her as a cool, stylish, and beautiful. She also approves that she's hot [[spoiler: despite the fact that Ultradimension Rei made a copy of her.]]
* During the maid cafe scene in ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'', Ryouta gets a mirror so the birds can check their costumes. Oko San [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_test fails to recognize his own reflection]], and starts trying to court it.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' there are two trash mobs found on the path between the second and third bosses of the Siege of Orgrimmar instance that can cause players to become stunned this way.
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', just like ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' before it, lets you do this in any mirror you find. You even get a boost to your maximum health the first time you do it!

* [[http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=380 This]] ''Twokinds'' strip.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** A V5-ed Susan gets distracted by her own sudden-sexy in [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2003-07-03 this strip]]. [[JustifiedTrope Understandable]], as in addition to the [[HelloNurse appearance]] this form has a rather... unusual hormonal status, which she wanted to experience in the first place. She stood enthralled until InsultedAwake… and only the second attempt at that.
** [[ManIFeelLikeAWoman Genderbent]] Sarah also has one of these moments [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2006-01-09 here.]] Notable for actually being a rare [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of ManIFeelLikeAWoman.
--->''"NO! BAD Sarah! Stop thinking of yourself as a sex object!!"''
** Elliot, trying to get in touch with his feminine side so he can learn to use spells that aren't {{Gender Bender}}s, tries ogling himself in the mirror as various girls, then gets a tip from Ellen: [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-12-15 his superheroine spell has a goth alter-ego]].
--->"The world is cold, but this form is ''hot''."
** There's also when Nanase was training her magic, her "color clone" took a pause and said, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=915 "...wow. I'm hot."]]
* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'':
** Ace (a guy who was turned into a girl) gets distracted by [[GenderBender her]] own sexy after a makeover in [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/oooooh_boy this strip]].
--->'''Layla:''' Are you and that mirror gonna need some alone time?
** Brooke when [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/one_peek she walked into boys' locker room]] wearing Ace's old boy's uniform has [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/dude[=...=] the same reaction]].
* [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page487.html This]] ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'' strip, panel eight. The recurring MsFanservice character needs a ''40 minute shower'' after "regarding" herself.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', after Lucrezia has just [[GrandTheftMe hijacked]] Agatha's body, her thoughts are briefly interrupted when she finds a mirror.
-->'''Lucrezia:''' Oh, ''do'' forgive me. It's been so long since I... well, since I was really human, I suppose. Very nice... now - you were saying?
** Very squicky, considering that Agatha is [[spoiler: Lucrezia's freakin' DAUGHTER.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'': Ash comments early on that "if it weren't ''me'' in the mirror, I'd be pretty turned on about now." when trying on bras. Later she worries that the fact that she's no longer distracted by her own sex appeal is a sign that she's losing masculinity.
* In ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'', [[VideoGame/FireEmblem Marth]] is briefly attracted to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Lucina]] when she shows up for ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. 4]]''. Turns out it's just because [[IdenticalGrandson she looks exactly like him]].

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* While striding purposely to fight the Nerd, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic can't resist checking himself out in a shop mirror.
* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Jobe has this problem more than once. After all, he is stuck in a body he designed to be his ideal girlfriend.
%%* WebAnimation/EddsWorld has Matt.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': In the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "what I want", Strong Bad is distracted by the "hypnotically-swaying hips" of a mechanical dancing "no-bot" of himself.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Blitz from ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'' has been shown kissing himself a number of times on the show.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Sokka's very first scene has him being distracted from hunting and arguing with Katara by the reflection of his muscles in the water.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has the instance when Peter, entranced by his own physical improvements after being subjected to a considerable amount of plastic surgery, becomes obsessed with staring at his car's mirror... ignoring the fact he's driving straight to a cliff... [[StatusQuoIsGod and into a vat of lard]].
** Happens with Stewie in "Emission Impossible". He puts on lipstick to smear all over Peter's shirt collar so Lois will think he's cheating and refuse to have sex with him, only to end up talking dirty to his own reflection long enough for Lois to catch him and scold him for making a mess.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'': This was once [[ExploitedTrope exploited]] in "Ed or Tails", when Edd manages to distract Eddy with Eddy's own reflection. In a mirror strapped to a remote controlled car. While in the middle of a race.
-->'''Double D''': Narcissistic ninny!
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Rarity does this on occasion, such as after getting butterfly wings in one episode.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'', Doofenshmirtz and his alternate-universe counterpart find each other handsome; and in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Mom's In The House", Doofenshmirtz and a duplicate of Doofenshmirtz's head greet each other with a simultaneous, "Hello, handsome!" (This despite the fact that Doof's in-universe ugliness has been a plot point on several occasions.)
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptkeeper'' episode "The Sleeping Beauty", the stereotypical handsome hero Chuck keeps pausing to look in the mirror for "handsome checks"... to the point that he frequently has to be reminded about his mission of waking the beautiful princess by his dorky sidekick/brother Melvin.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Madballs}}'' episode "Escape from Orb", Freakella stops to admire her own reflection while sneaking out to perform with the other Madballs at the Hole-In-The-Ground Club. It ends up working out for her when she notices the Badball Bruise Brother sneaking up behind her and takes the opportunity to beat him up in retaliation for calling her a "mophead" earlier.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* This can happen to a person after they've lost a significant amount of weight. It's a case of "Wait, that's ''me'' in the mirror?"