->'''Q:''' You hit me! Picard never hit me!
->'''Sisko:''' I'm ''not Picard!''
-->-- ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Q-Less"

Sometimes, there's a character that does things differently than others would expect of another character, such as when the TyrantTakesTheHelm or there's a BaitAndSwitchTyrant. He will be called out on it, being told that the other character would not behave this way. To that, he will simply answer with the StockPhrase "I am not him". He is not that other guy, and everyone will have to learn to accept that.

IAmNotMyFather is a family-centered SubTrope.

Compare IAmWhatIAm.

Not to be confused with IAmNotShazam, IAmNotSpock, IAmNotLeonardNimoy, IAmNotWeasel or AccidentalMisnaming. This is not the inversion of ActuallyIAmHim, either.


[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* Simon's WorldOfCardboardSpeech in episode 11 of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is about him coming to terms with the fact that he can't be exactly like Kamina.
* Naota from ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' has a similar speech in the fifth episode, where he demands that Mamimi stop calling him by his older brother's nickname "Ta-kun".


[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'', Ash refuses Koba's command to kill unarmed humans when Caesar isn't around, claiming that it isn't what Caesar would want. It doesn't end well for Ash.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* In ''Literature/AmericanGods'', Mr. Wednesday is the American incarnation of Odin ("Wednesday" comes from "Wotan's Day," "Wotan" being another version of "Odin")and is a real JerkAss [[spoiler: not to mention the BigBad of the novel]]. Shadow, the protagonist, later meets the Scandinavian Odin who is a rather more likable BoisterousBruiser, who explains that Wednesday was him, but he was not Wednesday.
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Ward has to prove that he's not like his father very often, as his father was a fan of KlingonPromotion. Then there is the added problem that he, in body and magical power, resembles a nasty ancestor, and Oreg, who is Really700YearsOld and was tortured by that ancestor, mistakes Ward for him at one point. Ward has to repeat "I am not him" a couple of times.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* The page quote is from the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Q-Less", the only episode to feature Q from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Q and Sisko are in a 20s-style boxing ring, and Q is trying to get Sisko to fight. After a while, Sisko finally punches Q down, much to his surprise. This was to help differentiate Sisko from the previous ''Franchise/StarTrek'' captains, particularly Picard.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'': In one of Natalie's first episodes, Monk complains that Sharona always paid for the wipes. Natalie tells Monk, "I am not Sharona." It came across as a weak cover for the fact that Natalie was a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Sharona, and that the episode was originally written for Sharona.
* Rossi from ''Series/CriminalMinds'' gets a line similar to this in one of his early episodes after he replaces Gideon.
* On ''Series/LawAndOrder'', Jack [=McCoy=] catches the corrupt Governor Donald Shalvoy in a prostitution scandal that has also led to murder. He makes a deal with the Governor not to indict him if Shalvoy testifies against his wife. Executive ADA Michael Cutter adds another twist after [=McCoy=] leaves the room: Shalvoy immediately steps down from office. When Shalvoy protests that this wasn't part of his deal with [=McCoy=], Cutter says, "I'm not Jack [=McCoy=]."
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': When Col. Potter took over, one of the first things he does is start rearranging the office. When Radar points out that Col. Blake liked a certain filing cabinet against one wall, Potter states "Blake's gone. I'm in command now" and has Radar move the filing cabinet to a different wall.
* The Earth-2 Harrison Wells in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' spends most of his first full episode crankily insisting to Team Flash that he is a different man from the one they all know as Harrison Wells. (And it's true- he's much more blunt and quite the {{jerkass}} compared to the original ...[[spoiler:and the one who was impersonating the original.]]) He often tells this in Season 2.
** Likewise, in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Earth-2's Laurel Lance keeps insisting to Quentin that she's not at all like his late daughter. She does, however, start to mellow out by the end of season 6 and even starts treating Quentin as if he was her father (Quentin's Earth-2 double died when she was little). This also happens when Sara first sees this Laurel, who explains that she' nothing like Sara's sister.
* ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. The Garment Trade story arc begins with a businessman asking for a loan from Rick Pinzolo, the son of a Mafia boss he knew. Pinzolo sets a much higher interest rate, and when the businessman protests that wasn't the arrangement he had with his father, Pinzolo states that WithAllDueRespect to his father, "as a businessman he was an idiot".


[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* Rosalyn the babysitter in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' pulls this at one point, after Calvin complains again and again that Mom does it differently.
-->'''Rosalyn:''' "I'M NOT YOUR MOM, ALL RIGHT?!"


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' Galatea: "But you should know there's a significant difference twixt my sister and I. [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20091107.html I understand how my claws work."]]


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* A variant in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' (after Terry [[GroinAttack starts fighting dirty]]).
-->'''Joker''': "The real Batman never--" (grunts in pain)
-->'''Terry''': "Told ya you didn't know me."