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->''"You talk about the people as though you owned them, as though they belong to you......You don't care about anything except you. You just want to persuade people that you love 'em so much that they ought to love you back. Only you want love on your own terms. Something to be played your way, according to your rules."''
-->-- '''Jedediah Leland''' to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Foster_Kane Charles Foster Kane,]] ''Film/CitizenKane''

This trope is the [[PlayedForDrama logical conclusion]] of an [[{{Pride}} overconfident obsession with oneself]]. However, it is distinct from ItsAllAboutMe in that it does not focus simply on characters who frequently display self-centered behavior (often for [[PlayedForLaughs comedic effect]]), but explores the mindset of characters whose behavior is [[http://psychcentral.com/disorders/narcissistic-personality-disorder-symptoms/ strongly symptomatic of narcissistic personality disorder]].

The narcissist appears [[{{Pride}} literally in love with themselves]], [[ShamelessSelfPromoter present themselves as perfect]], and [[SmallNameBigEgo expect you to agree]]. When these expectations are not met, they [[DudeWheresMyRespect react with indignation and hostility towards those who dare deny them that which they feel entitled]]. Moreover, while [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond highly self-conscious of how others view them]], they display [[LackofEmpathy little (if any) concern for others' feelings]] and are generally [[TheUnapologetic indifferent to the harm they cause in furtherance of their goals]].

Unlike TheSociopath though, the narcissist can be a good guy. And when he is, he can even be a great guy! He feels shame when things go wrong or he really messes up. He doesn't enjoy hurting people or dismiss their feelings. And he loves having lots of friends, and he often sincerely cares about them. It's just that his ''best'' friends are those who admire him and cheer him on, rather than perhaps people who are honest and point out flaws. Oh, and he's still more awesome than they are, with his goals being more important. He recognises his mistakes though, and as a result he can learn from them, because just because you're awesome doesn't mean you can't get ''more'' awesome.

The TropeNamer is Narcissus of Greek Mythology. His story was first told by Ovid, which makes this OlderThanFeudalism. One version of the myth is that Narcissus coldly turned down a beautiful woman named Echo, who as a result faded away to nothing but a literal echo. Angered by his callousness and vanity, Aphrodite cursed Narcissus to fall in unrequited love with the next person he saw--which was his own reflection in the river. Which he did until he died, whereupon his body was transformed into a flower.

A common characteristic of an AlphaBitch, JerkJock, MyBelovedSmother, PointyHairedBoss, TheBully, TheFightingNarcissist ([[CaptainObvious duh]]) or a StepfordSmiler. Particularly sinister and dangerous examples often include TheSocialDarwinist, TheUbermensch, EvilutionaryBiologist, and GeneralRipper. When taken to the ''absolute extreme'', this trope is manifested by psychotic megalomaniacs [[AGodAmI who consider themselves gods]] destined to subjugate everyone and everything to their will.

It is insufficient for a character to simply be [[{{Pride}} extremely vain]] or [[ItsAllAboutMe excessively preoccupied with one's selfish desires]] to qualify for this trope. Rather, ''ALL'' the following requirements must be met in order for a character to qualify.
# The character's personality is overtly permeated by his/her own [[{{Pride}} vanity]]. In all their interactions with others, a pathological narcissist firmly believes himself/herself to be vastly superior to those around him and (more importantly) expects recognition of this fact. While capable of faking humility, all narcissist becomes enraged by the mere hint they are being denied the recognition "owed" to them. Likewise, they deeply resent anyone who draws attention away from them or in any way encroaches on their claim of superiority.
# The character [[ItsAllAboutMe consistently prioritizes their own goals and desires at others' expense]]. While narcissists may live by some set of principles and may even genuinely believe they have others' best interests at heart, they are quick to abandon all pretense of morality when it interferes with their ambitions or otherwise proves inconvenient.
# The character possesses [[LackOfEmpathy an extremely diminished capacity for empathy or a complete lack thereof]].
# The character is [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond extremely sensitive to how they are perceived]]. Despite having little regard for those around them, his/her peace of mind hinges on receiving validation of their grandiosity from others. However, unlike a character with AcquiredSituationalNarcissism, a pathological narcissist's grandiosity is not ''dependent'' on others' validation. Rather, it is the fact that these characters' egos are so inherently bloated that they perceive anything less than near-constant praise and adulation as a grievous injustice. Consequently, these characters regularly display a [[CantTakeCriticism glaringly low tolerance for criticism]] and a blatant [[NeverMyFault unwillingness to take responsibility for mistakes or outright wrongdoing]].
# The character has an insatiable appetite for [[AmbitionIsEvil acclaim and power]]. Regardless of how much success or popularity he/she obtains, a narcissist's bloated sense of entitlement will always leave him/her unsatisfied in the long term. Consequently, such characters inevitably feel driven to seek out ever greater levels of self-aggrandizement. As a result of their self-centeredness and diminished empathy, narcissists have little (if any) qualms flouting rules and personal boundaries to further such aims. However, unlike [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] (who [[PragmaticVillainy exercise self-restraint only when it serves their interests to do so]]), a narcissist's [[SlaveToPR obsession with being liked and respected]] may lead him/her to observe at least ''SOME'' limits on their behavior for fear of incurring others' shame.

Compare SmallNameBigEgo; ThePrimaDonna; SpoiledBrat; InferioritySuperiorityComplex; and BlackAndWhiteInsanity. Compare and contrast TheSociopath who combine the narcissists' [[ItsAllAboutMe extreme self-centeredness]] and [[{{Pride}} vanity]] with [[TheHedonist an insatiable craving for stimulation]], a [[AboveGoodAndEvil complete lack of conscience]], as well as an inability ''and'' unwillingness to form ANY emotional bonds with those around them.

Contrast HeroicSelfDeprecation. See also HollywoodPersonalityDisorders.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Griffith was a narcissist prior to the events of the Eclipse, viewing his team as little more than extensions of his own will, manipulating them towards his goals, blaming others for his decisions, and completely unable to take any sort of damage to his ego. After the Eclipse he sheds what few human traits he had and becomes a [[TheSociopath pure psychopath]].
* Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[BrokenAce is a genius, handsome, popular and knows it.]] WordOfGod says he thinks he's above most people. After gaining powers over life and death it takes him less than a week to develop [[AGodAmI a god complex]].
* Vegeta from ''DragonballZ.''
** Frieza even more so.
** Cell also has shades of this, especially after he reaches his [[BishonenLine Perfect Form]].
** Bulma may also count, even though this was mostly in Dragonball. She has a few traits such as her vanity, having a lot of self-centered desires, and showing no scruples with manipulating and screwing people over to fulfill her desires and getting what she wants.
* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': Goku Black plans on wiping out all mortal life and shaping the universe in his image. Upon achieving his [[spoiler: Super Saiyan Rose]] transformation, he spends the next several moments boasting of his beauty and his newfound power. The apprentice Kai Zamasu has many of the same characteristics, [[spoiler: which makes perfect sense seeing as how Black ''was'' an alternate version of Zamasu before switching bodies with Goku.]]
* Pride in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. He's utterly obsessed with himself to the exclusion of all others. Justified as he literally ''is'' arrogance given human form, and as such, has no emotions beyond self-love and satisfaction.
** The version of Pride in the [[Anime/FullMetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] is no better, viewing himself as the pinnacle of creation and [[AGodAmI an agent of God]].
* [[SissyVillain Leonard]] [[InsufferableGenius Tesstarossa]] of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', which makes for an interesting contrast with his [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] predecessors, [[AxeCrazy Gates]] and [[PsychoForHire Gauron]]. Unlike them, Leonard ''can'' care about other people--it's just that [[SmugSnake he finds himself infinitely more interesting]].
* [[MeaningfulName Naru]] from ''Manga/GhostHunt''. He has a name besides Naru (which is a nickname), but nobody else in the cast uses it.
* Al Da Flaga of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' is a narcissistic parent, who raised his son (Mu La Flaga) with the intent of making him nothing more than an extension of his own ego. When Mu insisted on being his own person, Al locked him away in a BigFancyHouse and had himself ''cloned''. He then raised the clone to believe that it had no identity of its own, and existed only so that Al's legacy could live on, effectively trying to turn the clone child into a perfect duplicate of himself. He succeeded instead in creating a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and MisanthropeSupreme who sought the [[OmnicidalManiac annihilation]] of the [[KillAllHumans entire human race]] and [[spoiler:had to wear a mask in order to give himself a sense of identity.]]
** ...And then there's Gilbert Durandal from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', an EvilutionaryBiologist from the cloning lab turned ControlFreak and ConsummateLiar politician who takes Al's narcissism and turns it UpToEleven when [[spoiler: he tries to tell '''the entire world''' how to live their lives]]. He's shown throughout the entire show as being preoccupied with image, presentation, and self-aggrandizement at the expense of truth or emotion, and God help you if don't cooperate with him [[spoiler: for the coming OneWorldOrder]]. Fittingly, Rau [[SarcasmMode liked him so much]], he showed up [[spoiler: after ''death'']] just to screw with him and make fun of his plans.
* Katsuhiko Jinnai from ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld''.
* (The real) Madara Uchiha from ''{{Naruto}}''.
* Asuka Langley Sohryu from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' seems to fit the bill perfectly with her boisterous and egocentric attitude but [[spoiler: that's just a cover for the fact that [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex she has a very LOW opinion of herself]] and thus an obsessive need to be adored and accepted.]] However this is not a subversion--that particular defense mechanism is probably the most widely accepted explanations for narcissism.
* Tamaki Suoh from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' seems like one of these on the outside, but behavior-wise he's [[NiceGuy very considerate of others]], with his most inconsiderate moments stemming from [[TheDitz cluelessness]]. He does have a ([[{{Bishounen}} justifiably]]) high opinion of his own appearance:
** "What a crime... such a breathtaking crime. That God would create a star as bright as I. And I know it's a disgrace, to admire this perfect face, reflected in your eyes."
* Jessie and James of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' live for style, which only makes them that much more [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain lovable]]. Jessie's BerserkButton is any injury done to her hair or her beautiful face; James carries around photos of himself to look at in his spare time. They dress up (stylishly) for no particular reason, silhouette themselves against the light, wave roses around and in general steal every scene they walk into. When they're about to die their priorities are clear:
-->'''Jessie:''' I'll always remember what a wonderful dresser you were.\\
'''James:''' So will I!
* In ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'', Shimada accuses Gotou of being one, due to having a well-built physique that one would not normally expect from a professional shogi player.
* Black Star from ''Manga/SoulEater''.
** "I will be the man who will surpass the gods!"
* Seto Kaiba from ''Manga/YuGiOh'' is incredibly proud and self-involved. In the anime he is slightly nicer and a protective big brother to Mokuba.
* Paptimus Scirocco of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' is a DarkMessiah who manipulates and discards his followers [[TheChessmaster like pawns on a chessboard]]. While he does care about them on some level, Scirocco largely views his minions in terms of what they can do for or to him, and uses constant emotional manipulation to keep them in line (especially the women). Even his UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans rhetoric contains an undercurrent of "only ''I'' can save the world." He has a typically narcissistic appreciation for those most like himself to boot--it's worth noting that the only woman (indeed the only person) he has any respect for is fellow MagnificentBastard Haman Khan, and that the measuring stick he uses for her greatness is [[TheCasanova his own inability to manipulate her]].
* Kawai from ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi,'' a sweet looking and intelligent classmate of Shouya who turns out to be this. Unlike some examples, she's actually more of a text book case of Narcissism. She has a strong need to be seen as important and to be admired, claiming that she works and studies harder than everyone else, and so shouldn't be seen as anything less than great by her classmates. She is bothered when people talk badly about her, thinking that it must be because they are jealous of the relationship she has with her crush. [[SelfServingMemory She also believes that she was bullied back in elementary school, just like Shouko was]], even though in reality she was a bystander who laughed at the bullying and was responsible for turning Shouya into the class scapegoat. But, of course, Kawai appears incapable of acknowledging these flaws, and ultimately believes she can do no wrong.
* ''SailorMoon'' has a few examples.
** There's Rei and Minako, but they vary in terms of how they perceive themselves. Rei's attitude is "Well of course I'm beautiful and adorable doesn't everybody know that?" While Minako is more "To be so beautiful, surely this ''must'' be a crime!" Rei often lacks self awareness when she gets in the mood, and Minako tends to be very grandiose and hammy when proclaiming her good looks.
** For a villainous example, there's Queen Nehellenia from the fourth arc, whose vanity was so bad she [[spoiler: devoured the dreams of everyone in her kingdom, which turned her subjects into living nightmares and transformed her planet into a dark wasteland, all for the sake of making sure her beauty is never ruined by age. The fourth season of the first anime even ends with her getting resealed in her prison dimension and being okay with it because it means she'll be beautiful, and the fifth season opens with her floating in a void filled with mirrors to which she can eternally gaze upon herself. She doesn't care about anyone or anything except for how she looks and that others see her as beautiful, and she ''really'' hates Sailor Moon due to jealous and paranoid beliefs that the Moon Princess is actively mocking her.]]
* Prussia from AxisPowersHetalia has the catch phrase "I am awesome!" He thinks he's [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall a main character]] and has a library full of journals he's kept. In the Japanese, he refers to himself as "Ore-Sama". [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezmyl3lrfls He even wrote a song for himself, about himself.]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Doctor Doom. '''''RIIIIIICHARDS''''' became his nemesis because [[IRejectYourReality he blamed him for the accident]] which scarred his perfect face.
** Taken even further in some versions of his origin, where the scarring is fairly minor, but he insists on putting on his famous mask before it's finished cooling, due to his need to "conceal" the imperfection.
* As mentioned below Tony Stark / ''ComicBook/IronMan''.
* ComicBook/LexLuthor hates {{Superman}} for [[HoldingOutForAHero holding humanity back]]...from worshipping ''him'' instead. While he's not incapable of empathy, he has trouble viewing his employees and allies as anything other than extensions of himself, and is a major ControlFreak who cannot stand it when those around him have different opinions from him.
** In UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Luthor's hatred for Superman began when the latter as Superboy saved his life from a chemical fire after Luthor's experiment to create life went awry. Luthor not only blamed him for intentionally sabotaging his experiment, he also blamed him for turning bald as well. Now if that's not vanity, we don't know what is.
* DependingOnTheWriter, The Riddler can fit this trope.
* DependingOnTheWriter, [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} Eddie Brock, the original Venom / Anti-Venom]] is sometimes referred to as a Narcissist when he's not being referred to as a [[TheSociopath Sociopath]]. [[NeverHurtAnInnocent He doesn't totally]] [[LackOfEmpathy lack Empathy]] like a Sociopath but it's certainly "[[NeverMyFault Never His Fault]]." ([[TheRival It's Spider-Man's!]])
** Brock probably better fit a Borderline Personality Disorder than either of those (albeit an extremly dangerous one).
* Vanity in all interpretations of ''Franchise/TheSmurfs''. He spends most of his time admiring himself in a handheld mirror.
* A-Pex in ''ComicBook/PowerAndGlory,'' who brags about his “invulnerable body of throbbing pink steel”, even though he has a crippling fear of disease that leaves him incapable of fighting anyone.
* ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'''s version of God is this, an omnipotent being who only gave humanity free will so they could love Him despite the crap he puts them through. The series gets started when he creates a being whose power equals his own just to be loved by it. God is [[spoiler:eventually killed by the Saint of Killers, a man who once caused Hell to freeze over because he was too full of hate for his family's murderers. Then the Saint learned that God was behind his family's murder...]] Did we mention this is written by a staunch atheist?
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* In ''[[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]],'' the LemonyNarrator perceives herself to be the best historical essay writer alive. She's also pretty self-centered and seems to care mostly about herself.
* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' has [[GeneralRipper General-Admiral Makarov]], the BigBad of the Shining Armor Arc, who declares Shining his ArchEnemy and sentences him to a FateWorseThanDeath all because when they first met at a diplomatic banquet, Shining ''didn't know his name''. [[spoiler: He's ultimately revealed to be one of Pandora's creations, which became a BlackHoleSue, convinced that it's perfect and that all stories [[ItsAllAboutMe should be about it]], no matter how that twists them.]]
* ''Webcomic/ProjectRiribirth'' depicts Riri Williams as one, to the extent that she programs the AI systems she builds to continually praise her and tell her how awesome she is. This is shown to be in part because of the way Tony Stark mentored her.
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[[folder:Film Animated]]
* This is popular with [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] villains:
** Gaston from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' has an entire song dedicated to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gZ0OgA_8G0 how awesome he is.]]
** Ratcliffe from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' loves himself almost as much as he loves gold.
** The Evil Queen of ''Disney/SnowWhite'', who had a magic mirror specifically to tell her that she's the most beautiful in the land.
** Scar of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' is this trope turned UpToEleven. "Meticulous planning, tenacity spanning decades of denial is simply why I'll be king undisputed, respected, saluted and seen for the wonder I am, yes my teeth and ambitions are bared, be prepared!" The song is called "Be Prepared" and can be listened to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0AiN8vrn9Y here]] on Youtube.
*** The Italian version of the last part translates as: "I'll be a king admired, feared and loved, nobody is better than me!"
*** And in the French version we have "Le seul dieu vivant qu'on acclaime!", which means "The only living god to be acclaimed!".
** Frollo of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is a textbook narcissist who projects his own lust on Esmeralda, as well as being a KnightTemplar. "Beata Maria, you know I am a righteous man, Of my virtue I am justly proud / Beata Maria, you know I'm so much purer than the common vulgar weak licentious crowd..."
*** Sarousch, the villain of the sequel, always looks at himself in the mirror. All the while calling himself "handsome" and such.
** And one Disney hero: [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Kuzco]].
** Two in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'': one hero, Prince Edward and once villain, Queen Narissa.
** Also King Candy [[spoiler:AKA Turbo]] from ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
** Tamatoa from ''Film/{{Moana}}'' spends half his VillainSong "Shiny" singing about how beautiful and powerful he is (well, thinks he is). The other half is a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech aimed at Maui. Tamatoa overcompensates for his original drab appearance by decorating his shell with glittering treasure and painting himself with bioluminescent paints so that he is shiny even in the dark.
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[[folder:Film Live-Action]]
* Patrick Bateman from ''Film/AmericanPsycho'' is more narcissistic than two clones of Narcissus screwing in a room full of mirrors. At one point he actually admires his reflection in a mirror while having sex.
** Not to mention every single other character.
* ''Film/AFewGoodMen'': Creator/JackNicholson is spot on in his portrayal of Col. Nate Jessup, the Marine Corps officer that orders an illegal Code Red to deal with a woefully inferior Marine recruit. It never helped that Jessup has an ego that borders on sadism and psychopathic. Jessup goes beyond even having a massive god complex. He disobeys his superior officers because he thinks he knows better than them, loves to hear himself talk, rather flippantly exploits others for his own gain, has a colossally overblown sense of self-importance, seems to think he and he alone is somehow 'special,' ("I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom.") demands excessive admiration and unquestioned obedience he clearly doesn't deserve, displays arrogance and haughtiness to his peers as well as his underlings, is an Entitled Bastard, displays a clear Lack of empathy, and is seemingly incapable of even considering the mere possibility that he is ever wrong about anything. Even when confronted with irrefutable evidence that he is, he simply blames everyone else.
* Tony Stark in the ''Film/IronMan'' films. "Textbook narcissism... agreed."
* Waldo Lydecker from 1944's ''Film/{{Laura}}'' is definitely in love with the main character but his love for her is eclipsed by the blinding rays of his own self-love.
%%* ''Film/LittleCaesar'': the titular main character.
* Pavi Largo from ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' is so in love with himself that he has a mirror with him at all times.
* Holmes accuses Professor Moriarty of "acute narcissism" in ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''. Considering that Moriarty can't seem to prevent himself from smiling every time Holmes mentions his intelligence, and takes a moment to gaze into a mirror and smooth his clothes before engaging in ColdBloodedTorture, it seems Holmes is right as usual.
* Buddy Ackerman in ''Film/SwimmingWithSharks''. "What you think means nothing. What you feel means nothing. [[ItsAllAboutMe You are here for me.]] You are here to protect my interests and to serve my needs."
%%* Daniel Plainview from ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''.
* Arliss Loveless in ''Film/WildWildWest''. He even jokes about it.
-->'''Rita:''' Not to give you a big head, but I kinda missed you.
-->'''Loveless:''' Well isn't that a coincidence. I kinda missed me too!
%%* Suzanne Stone Maretto from ''Film/ToDieFor''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* [[TheGhost The mentioned-but-never-seen]] Professor of Applied Anthropics of the [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Unseen University]] has put forth the Very Strong Anthropic Principle, which holds that the entire point of the universe is to give rise to the Unseen University so that it may house a Professor of Applied Anthropics (Footnotes comment that virtually everyone secretly believes this, with minor variations of a fill-in-name-here nature). Later in the book in which this is mentioned, one of the wizards mentions the principle, and comments that it's jolly decent of the Professor to share the universe with everyone else.
* Gilderoy Lockhart, from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He's so ridiculously stuck-up, it's PlayedForLaughs. But then he [[spoiler:[[BreakTheHaughty gets what he deserves]] when Harry and Ron pwn him and force him to accompany them to the Chamber of Secrets. Then, he accidentally loses his memory, which conveniently erases all his smug self-importance and turns him into a cheerful ManChild.]] His actor, Ken Branagh, has specifically rejected the idea that Lockhart's [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex secretly insecure]] - the narcissism is 100% genuine.
** Also [[MeaningfulName clearly]] the inspiration behind Narcissa Malfoy. But then, she is subject to ''major'' CharacterDevelopment [[spoiler: when it is shown that all she really wants is to be with her family, to the point that she spares Harry out of gratitude for reassuring her that her son is alive]].
** [[JerkJock Cormac McLaggen]] is convinced he could play everyone else's position on the Quidditch team better than them. Harry makes it clear that [=McLaggen=]'s ego wouldn't be worth putting up with if he was world-class.
** They're all overshadowed by Voldemort in this department!
* ''Literature/InDeath'': A number of characters in the series can be put in this category. Then again, they tend to be [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] [[SerialKiller serial killers]]. Clearly, characters in those categories probably would love no one but themselves.
* In ''Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited'', [[http://samvak.tripod.com/ Sam Vaknin]] studies the mindscape of malignant narcissists from the psychodynamic point of view.
* Dorian Gray from ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'' by Oscar Wilde is modeled after the Greek character of Narcissus and even painted dressed as him at one point.
* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'''s Emperor Ublaz Mad Eyes is self-obsessed to the point that he thinks it's perfectly reasonable to put all his manpower (or beastpower) into attacking a small and unimportant tribe several thousand miles away so he can have their family heirloom of six pink pearls. Just because he thinks they'd make a pretty crown for him, not because they're magical or anything.[[note]]([[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane As it turns out, they may be]], but [[ArtifactOfDeath not in a useful way]].)[[/note]]
* Jaime and his twin sister Cersei from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' are both this, and it is implied that this is the underlying cause of [[{{Twincest}} their relationship]] because they look so much alike, particularly when they were younger. Jaime to a far lesser degree - he seems to feel some genuine romantic attraction to his sister, and is able to admit some of his mistakes [[spoiler:and is also rediscovering his former morals]].
* Morgoth from ''Literature/TheSilmarillion,'' being as he is, based on {{Satan}}, the original narcissist.
* The depiction of Albrecht von Wallenstein in Friedrich Schiller's ''Theatre/{{Wallenstein}}'' trilogy.
* [[RoboticPsychopath Joe]] from ''Robots Have No Tails'' is nicknamed Narcissus by his inventor because he'd rather gaze at his own reflection than do anything. But, like real narcissists, he's not content to simply admire himself and must devise ways of hurting others--in his case, up to and including drugging one of his master's creditors/house guests.
* The god Apollo from ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' is extremely arrogant and self-centered even for a god. It is revealed in the last book to have inadvertently started the Roman-Greek demigod war because he gave his blessing to a decedent on the promise he would be raised to be the most important god in the Legion above even the king of Olympus Zeus/Jupiter. He thinks he is perfect and is several times manipulated by flattery yet is willing to bully or murder demigods on a whim if he thinks it will benefit him in someway and can only really think in terms of how a situation is affecting him. His sister Artemis is the only one he shows any type of respect or concern for.
** This is even more blatantly obvious in "Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo" where for a while, all he does is whine about how unfair his punishment is and how much it sucks to be human. Although he does get better by the end of the book and even shows genuine guilt at the problems he's caused and concern for others, especially Meg and his children.
* Jaume of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' is incredibly, annoyingly self-absorbed. While he cares for his lovers, he doesn't care for their feelings and what they might think about him having other flings, and always expects people to have opinions and thoughts that would suit his agenda best. He likes to surround himself with beautiful things, is a hedonist and only his care for his mounts and country keeps him likeable.
* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Ikurei Conphas is a beautiful genius and prince of the Nansur Empire. He frequently thinks of himself as being [[AGodAmI like a god]]. In one sequence, he recalls as a child being unable to comprehend how others were moved by the invisible strings of emotions and empathy.
* Clip in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. He ticks off an impressive number of symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He has an inflated sense of his own abilities, achievements, talents and prowess, and has a stong sense of entitlement to the positions of Mortal Sword of the Black-Winged Lord and later the Herald of Mother Dark, which he claims are righteously his. He thinks nothing of using others and lacks the ability to consider them as more than his pawns, to be used as he sees fit. Only his own opinion has any value to Clip. Kedeviss insinuates that Clip may be envious of Nimander and his kin, as they have actually met Anomander Rake while he hasn't, and Skintick suspects that Clip is occupied by fantasies of his fated meeting with Anomander Rake, in which the latter has to step down when faced with Clip's fury.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* PlayedForLaughs by Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney on ''Series/{{Thirty Rock}}''. Her FreudianExcuse is a miserable childhood with her StageMom, Verna.
** Tracy Jordan on the same show also appears narcissistic at times, but this is just one of a whole host of psychological problems that render him more of a CloudCuckooLander.
* Lexi from ''ANTFarm''.
* Gaius Baltar from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. He remains pretty self-absorbed throughout the series.
* Gina Linetti in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' is convinced that she's the absolute centre of the universe and that everyone else on the planet exists solely for her benefit and to cheer her on with whatever she aims to do. Putting a mirror in front of her distracts her in the same way it would a cockatiel, she considers almost everything and everyone around her beneath her and displays a boundless contempt for them, has limited concern for the feelings and problems of others, demands to be the centre of all attention at all times, and consider this line of dialogue when the squad is attempting to persuade Sgt. Jeffords not to accept a cushy job with a private security contractor:
--> '''Terry:''' I'm trying to do what's best for my family. It's not just about me.\\
'''Gina:''' Exactly! It's about ''me'', and how you're abandoning me to these squares!
* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':
** Angel is viewed as narcissistic in the show and his spin-off show turns that into a RunningGag. On the DVDCommentary for "Billy", the writers admit they enjoy writing scenes showcasing Angel's "narcissism," although Angel's willingness to be self-sacrificing shows he cannot be a Narcissist in terms of the disorder. He has empathy, and is anything but self-centered. The RunningGag in series 2 builds to the finale arc where he finds himself in an alternate dimension. While the gang discusses their plight, Angel can be seen in the background utterly distracted by his reflection-- which in our dimension he as a vampire cannot see. Once the gang has recovered from the shock of seeing him being able to reflect at all, Lorne has to forcibly drag him away from the mirror.
--> '''Lorne''': "Come on, Gorgeous, you can stare at yourself in my grandmother's glass eye."
** [[EvilMeScaresMe Angelus]] possesses all of Angel's narcissistic inclinations with none of the compassion to off-set it. He cannot shut up and is one of the cockiest, most dangerous and sociopathic characters in the entire show.
** In a warped way, Spike loves Drusilla and Buffy. However, it doesn't stop him from causing pain for everyone around him. A particularly egregious example of Spike hurting Buffy causes Spike to feel guilty enough to go through trials to regain his soul, so he will not be so hurtful again. However, he [[GoodIsNotNice still retains his edge]] and in the Series/{{Angel}} spin-off, Angel's RunningGag is expanded to include him as well, culminating in them competing for everything from their place in world-shaking prophecies to trying to "save" Buffy from her latest boyfriend simply because they feel inadequate against his prowess among women.
** Glory is one to an utterly ludicrous degree. She even forces her minions to constantly come up with new ways of praising her.
** The First Evil: "You think you can fight me? I'm not a demon, little girl. I am something that you can't even conceive. The First Evil. Beyond sin, beyond death. I am the thing the darkness fears. You'll never see me, but I am everywhere. Every being, every thought, every drop of hate..." Doesn't look like modesty is this thing's strength.
%%* Richard Castle of ''Series/{{Castle}}''.
* PlayedForLaughs by Creator/StephenColbert on ''Series/TheColbertReport''. Not only is the set shaped around his name (C-shaped desk and all), he's also convinced, among other things, that the "gay agenda" is to make him, personally, gay.
* Jeff Winger on ''Series/{{Community}}'', although his experiences at Greendale improve him eventually.
-->'''Britta''': You're a textbook narcissist.
-->'''Jeff''': Please. I'm an ''exceptional'' narcissist.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** TheMaster is completely obsessed with his own brilliance and considers the Doctor his only equal; few of his evil plots have a clear long-term goal besides getting his arch-enemy's attention. He takes it to the absolute extreme in "The End of Time" when he [[spoiler: converts the entire population of Earth into duplicates of himself...all of whom are as pleased with this as the original.]]
--->'''John Simm:''' (on the commentary) I knew he had a high opinion of himself before, but I had no idea he's ''that'' narcissistic.
** Clara Oswald has been called a "needy, game-playing control freak," and once fragmented herself into countless duplicates across time who [[WishFulfillment lived all the lives she had ever wanted]] (in fairness, she had a good reason for doing that). The TARDIS also once used the holographic interface to talk to her using an image of Clara herself, [[StealthInsult claiming it was the image Clara would react best to]]. Note that [[ClingyJealousGirl the TARDIS really doesn't like Clara]].
%%* Marie from ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Like many real life high-functioning sociopaths and sadists, Ramsay shows several narcissistic traits. He's overly confident in his abilities, his relations are shallow and only for the sake of his own pleasure, and his inflated ego is easily wounded by his father's pragmatic remarks.
** While a brilliant statesman and a highly skilled military strategist, Tywin is also extremely vain, insensitive, and self-absorbed. He equates his ambition with that of his House and the Kingdom and so, expects nothing less than total obedience from those around him.
** Cersei, much like her father, has a pronounced sense of self-worth. She is also practically a textbook case. Cersei sees herself as far more intelligent and powerful than she actually is. Her love for her brother Jaime is because she sees him as a reflection of herself if she were a man (which is also why she is notably distraught over his missing hand rather than any impact that it could ever have on his life). She loves her children, but moreso as extensions of herself than as human beings. She takes any perceived (real or not) slight extremely seriously and will often come up with forms of DisproportionateRetribution for it, even when she has absolutely nothing to gain by doing so. She also often tends to devalue and ruthlessly criticize and tear down those who come into contact with her. So, truly, due to the way Cersei's mind works, she is almost fundamentally incapable of ''not'' thinking everything is about her and ties back to her. So even on a more general level, Cersei is truly incapable of placing anyone's interest before her own.
* In ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', the title character is the personification of this. His murders are motivated by his [[AGodAmI God complex and disdain for people he feels are wasting their lives.]] Hannibal demonstrates his superiority by degrading them and either leaving them on display or [[ImAHumanitarian turning them into lavish meals.]] Moreover, he sees the people around him, even the people he likes, as being far beneath him -- toys at the very best and mindless animals at worst. He indirectly refers to the common people as 'sheep' in a very condescending way. As Will points out, every single thing about Hannibal, from his dress sense to his dietary habits, is a way of proving his superiority over everyone else.
-->'''Will:''' I don't find you that interesting.
-->'''Hannibal:''' You will.
* The title character of ''Series/{{House}}'' has shown narcissistic tendencies, which has not escaped the notice of any of the main cast.
* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Dennis Reynolds. He fancies himself a handsome ladies man, though it eventually becomes clear that he uses manipulative seduction tactics that border on date-rape. He think's he's popular, but it's revealed that he actually just ran around high school proclaiming himself to be a "legend" while the cool kids laughed at him behind his back. He admits that his emotions are so buried that he virtually has none. However, he is extremely insecure, bordering on mania whenever his ego is besmirched in even the smallest degree.
* ''Series/{{Kings}}'': King Silas Benjamin is a blatant narcissist, who cannot separate the good of his kingdom from the good of Silas. He views his children and his nation as extensions of himself, and takes honours going to anyone else as a personal insult. His wife and son also display traits of this.
* Alice Morgan from ''Series/{{Luther}}'' is profiled by Luther as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malignant_narcissism malignant narcissist,]] a nasty subset of narcissism that includes sadistic and antisocial elements.
* [[http://ask.metafilter.com/83417/Hollywoods-finest Michael]] from ''TheOffice''
* Shawn from ''Series/{{Psych}}''.
* Cat from ''Series/RedDwarf'' is absolutely in love with himself. The most telling example is when a ShapeshiftingSeducer assumes the form that he desires most... himself.
-->'''Cat:''' So I'm the object of my own desires?
-->'''Shapeshifter!Cat:''' Is there anyone more deserving?
* Dr. Cox from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is the greatest doctor of them all, a diagnosing machine, this fabulous thing. Too bad his personal life is in shambles. The show has also delivered AnAesop when showing how a little bit of confidence is not necessarily a bad thing and goes a long way towards making their patients feeling at ease.
* Jace from ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}''. Best summed up in his own words:
-->'''Jace:''' This is a glamour. A rune that makes me invisible to [[{{Muggles}} mundanes]]. ''({{Beat}})'' It's a shame really, because I'm denying them all this.
* Lex and Lionel Luthor from ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. Lionel's an ArchnemesisDad and CorruptCorporateExecutive who has trouble seeing his company and his son as anything more than extensions of himself, and is willing to break almost every law imaginable in order to stay on top. Possession by [[BigGood Jor-El]] eventually rids him of the worst of these traits, though he remains manipulative and grandiose long after his HeelFaceTurn. Lex starts out as a WellDoneSonGuy who tends to bring up his own problems in almost every conversation he has. This problem only gets worse as time goes by, and his [[WellIntentionedExtremist delusions of heroism]] and need for adulation become more and more extreme; by the end of the show he's moved well past narcissism and into fullblown [[TheSociopath psychopathy]] as his [[ControlFreak need for control]] and [[NeverMyFault someone to blame]] take over his life.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. When Major Kira first crosses into the MirrorUniverse, her EvilCounterpart the Intendent has exactly this response to her. Later episodes however chose to interpret this as the Intendent being BiTheWay and wanting to ScrewYourself.
* [[SpoiledBrat Logan]] [[RichBastard Reese]] from ''Zoey 101'' most definitely.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The POV character in Dead or Alive's "Far Too Hard," who comments that he is "fascinated with the profile in [his] mirror" and ruefully notes that you should "never, ever [[ScrewYourself make it with your own reflection]]."
* The Music/CarlySimon hit [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6UAYGxiRwU "You're So Vain"]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blx7u7PVbZI "Everybody Loves Me"]] by One Republic.
* "Mirrors" by Music/JustinTimberlake can be seen this way, as he's comparing the girl he loves to his own reflection. WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows jokingly played a clip of Gaston when commenting on this song.
* Creator/ChristinaAguilera's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjfA9TzjALs "Vanity"]]. The narrator heavily crosses into ScrewYourself.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'': Marigold Heavenly Nostrils the unicorn is introduced [[EstablishingCharacterMoment trapped staring at her own reflection for a good day]]. In fact, about half of the punchlines in the comic are about her belief that she's the most beautiful thing imaginable. She once thought that a dressing room was "loveliness camp".
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''Pinball/DrDude'', full stop.
-->'''Dr. Dude:''' ''(thinks)'' "I am so ''coooooool!''"
** The player can also invoke this by [[SkillShot getting the best score on the "I" Exam]]: "I Am Way Cool"
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* When he first debuted in the WWF in 1993, Wrestling/LexLuger was billed as "The Narcissist". He often posed in front of a 3-way mirror set up in the ring before matches.
* In the mid-2000's, Mark Jindrak had a similar [[TheGimmick gimmick]], billed as "The Reflection Of Perfection".
* The Midnight Son Caleb Konley, who says his face is the best in the sport.
* Wrestling/CodyRhodes was like this during his "dashing" persona from 2010-2011 and had a digital mirror during his entrance.
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[[folder:Religion and Mythology]]
* The Trope Namer [[http://www.spiffy-entertainment.com/narcissus.html Narcissus,]] was a PrettyBoy Greek hunter who was punished by the gods to fall in love with his own reflection. Why that is depends on which version of the story you hear, the most famous being Ovid's version where he rejected Echo and didn't realize the reflection was his own. Another has Narcissus falling in love with his [[{{Twincest}} twin sister]], and after her death, pretending his reflection is her. What happens after also varies, from a slow death due to starvation and thirst because he would not look away to drowning in an attempt to kiss his reflection, to [[DrivenToSuicide stabbing himself]] when he realizes that his reflection is just a reflection and will never love him back. Regardless of cause of death, or a sympathetic god transforming Narcissus so he could stare at his reflection forever, regardless a flower either grew in the place where he died or he was transformed into one: the Narcissus plant, more commonly known as the daffodil.
* {{Satan}} in the versions where he becomes jealous of God and rebels against him.
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* {{Discussed|Trope}} by Creator/JimGaffigan in regards to his anxiety over body-length mirrors in the gym. He imagines that these types of people would be the only ones who would enjoy watching themselves work out:
-->''"If I'm gonna be working out, I want to look at something...like myself. I want to look at myself while I work on myself. I should do a recording so I can listen to myself while I look at myself while I work on myself...as I leaf through my ''Self'' magazine and read about how myself can improve myself."''
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Orsino in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'', though he might snap out of it by the end.
* Iago from Theatre/{{Othello}}.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has Sigvald the Magnificent - the favoured champion of the Chaos God Slaanesh, Lord of Vice and Excess. Sigvald is so narcissistic that he has his shield polished to a mirror sheen so he can look at himself in battle, and is often distracted by his own reflection even in the heat of combat. His narcissism even causes him to launch his followers on wars of aggression to punish people whose hair is said to be more beautiful than his (the high elves if you must know), or the makers of wines he finds dull and tasteless. Many champions of Slaanesh show similar behaviour.
* Beholders in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' take this to an extreme. Each considers itself to be the pinnacle of creation and the perfect reflection of the Great Mother, the deity that created them. Anything that isn't a beholder is barely worth noticing. Beholders of other breeds are hated foes that must be slain on sight. Beholders of the same breed are tolerated inferiors, except technically ''each'' Beholder is its own breed. Beholders are also very good at noticing even the slightest difference in another beholder. A beholder with slightly bumpier skin or a slightly sharper teeth is as much a hated rival as a beholder with more obvious differences. Every beholder's belief that it is a perfect reflection of the Great Mother is justified because the Great Mother is a shapeshifter who adopts a form that matches that of the beholder looking at her thus reinforcing the beholder's narcissism. If all this seems crazy, that's because it is. The Great Mother is completely insane by human and even beholder standards.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[Characters/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Vyers]] of ''[[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Disgaea]]'' both thinks and speaks ''very'' highly of himself, but he is actually a very nice guy.
* Vega from StreetFighter also combines this with TheFightingNarcissist.
** Ditto for Narcis Prince in ''[[VideoGame/PunchOut Super Punch-Out]]'' whose name also doubles as a pun. He likes to brag about how beautiful he looks, but he goes absolutely berserk in the fight should you punch his face.
* In ''VideoGame/EndlessSpace'', the Horatio faction was founded by an eccentric trillionaire who cloned up [[SendInTheClones an entire regime of allies, servants, and slaves]] (including {{Opposite Sex Clone}}s) with some ImportedAlienPhlebotinum he found on a planet. (Out of boredom, no less!) He then decided to fill the galaxy with the most beautiful thing he knew of -- himself.
* [[http://kerberos-productions.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=20359#p310570 Supplementary material for]] ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' reveals that the [[PlanetLooters Locust]] are an entire species of trans-carbon narcissists. "Narcissus could only dream of an experience like it."
* Fawful from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi''. Any game. He speaks of himself in third person in a positive way, puts his own image on everything and everyone in the world and seems to want everyone to view him like he does himself. Generally, he's an extreme narcissistic with MindControl technology gone insane with power.
** ''Everyone'' in [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the series]] qualifies, more or less. One of the ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' games had its ExcusePlot be that every character wanted a land they found to be named after themselves!
* Florent L'Belle from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' would be like putting Vega on the stand (fitting, as both are Creator/{{Capcom}} creations). Always overflowing with self-praise for his own appearance, he even has his own line of beauty products that he refuses to sell to anyone despite them being in quite high demand. Yet he still ''advertises'' them in magazines and on TV, just to rub it in everyone's faces that they will never be able to have them. [[spoiler:This has left him in desperate need of money, which is his motivation for committing murder]].
* When it comes down to it, Hazama/Yuki Terumi from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is pretty much this in a nutshell (and TheFightingNarcissist because it's a fighting game). His mindset is so simple being "I am the most awesome being in the world, so [[ItsAllAboutMe the world better run on my tastes]], ''[[ItsAllAboutMe or else]]''", and when someone else questions or objects to that opinion, he flips off. To drive the point home, in Japanese he refers to himself with the incredibly self-aggrandizing pronoun "ore-sama". ''Central Fiction'' reveals that his ego isn't entirely unjustified: [[spoiler:he's actually a super-powerful self-aware robot (the Susanoo Unit is his body while "Terumi" is his mind) whose purpose is to guard another robot (the Amaterasu Unit) that controls reality. Everything that has happened in the series is due to Susanoo/Terumi chafing at the fact that someone as "awesome" as him was stuck acting as a glorified guard dog for Amaterasu.]]
* Bass from ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' thinks ''VERY'' highly of himself. In ''Mega Man & Bass'', his bad point is "vain as a peacock".
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', this is subverted with Miranda Lawson. Created to be perfect in almost every way, she at first ''acts'' like one, but digging deeper reveal that this is a mask for a person with a severe InferioritySuperiorityComplex and deeply self-loathing. Her father, Henry Lawson, on the other hand is a very clear example, creating DesignerBabies like Miranda using only his DNA. Of course, [[AbusiveParents this is the]] [[LackOfEmpathy least of his problems.]]
* VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}: Handsome Jack. Look no further than the town of Opportunity, where he throws away tons of money so he can feed off the admiration of the citizens. He has an obsession with being a hero, BELIEVES that he is a hero doing heroic things, [[spoiler: tries to take credit for killing The Destroyer (and possibly Bloodwing)]], calls everyone who opposes/disagrees with him a bandit, and manipulates people into doing what he wants by threatening their loved ones. He's also used some pretty nightmarishly extensive plastic surgery (it looks like he's got a second face stapled on) to seem young [[spoiler: and hide the giant scar Lilith gave him]]. It comes as a real shock to learn that there are others he cares about, like Nisha [[spoiler: and his daughter Angel, whom he has enslaved and Siren powers exploited to the point of making her physically dependent on a substance called Eridium]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': "Black Mask", TheHeavy for the villains, is associated with the sin of Irritum, or "Vanity", and turns out to be entirely driven by his desire to be acknowledged by others, [[spoiler:which is why he became a KidDetective and started TheConspiracy for his BigBad father.]]
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[[folder:WebAnimation]]
* Prima from ''WebAnimation/OfWeaselsAndChickens''. In all the songs she sings, she manages to find some way to praise herself.
-->(when introducing herself) ''Prima. Number one! All around perfect, if I’m correct – and trust me, I always am.''
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Inverted with Karkat (aka [[color:#626262:carcinoGeneticist]]) of ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}''. Troll romance is complex and includes kismesissitude, which is a sort of attraction based on hatred and personal rivalry. Karkat's closest thing to a kismesis is ''himself'' due to unshakable belief in whatever his current mindset is a searing hatred of his past and future behavior. The other trolls find this hilarious.
** Karkat actually seems rather chagrined when he realizes this fact; possibly because kismesissitude is actually related to breeding and it may not be possible to provide the proper genetic material when you're your own kismesis (and being unable to provide genetic material from either of the breeding relationships is grounds for execution in Karkat's culture).
** Eridan also shows Narcissistic tendencies- for example, his feelings of [[FantasticRacism superiority over the trolls of lower blood]] and [[CasanovaWannabe entitlement to a romantic relationship.]] Also a result of his [[SmallNameBigEgo egotism]] and general [[{{Jerkass}} obnoxiousness.]]
** Aranea Serket is almost certainly a clinical narcissist. No matter how she spins it, Aranea's grand scheme for the universe ultimately revolves entirely around assuaging her own boredom and [[AGodAmI being seen as a god and savior]]. She also proves herself to be almost totally void of empathy, being willing to incapacitate, MindRape, or even outright murder anyone who gets in her way. The only thing potentially stopping her from being a full-bore [[TheSociopath sociopath]] is her apparent capacity for affection (e.g. for Meenah and Vriska).
* [[VideoGame/MegaMan3 Gemini Man]] in ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'' is so obsessed with his appearance, that he applies a new coat of paint every 4 hours and shines his armor every 6. [[BerserkButton Calling him ugly]] is a good way to get [[WaveMotionGun a face-full of laser]].
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' features international lingerie model Senna, who is deeply aware of her own international model-grade looks, thinks that nothing short of black magic can divert someone's interest away from her, and assumes that when her boyfriend is nice to one of her rivals, he must be working on some complex plot on her behalf.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[MeaningfulName Narcissa Richmond]] of ''GrandmasterOfTheft''.
* Rick from ''{{Superego}}''
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick.
* WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses.
* Captain Hammer of ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' ''"Stand back everyone, nothing here to see / Just imminent danger, in the middle of it ME!"''
* Rubber Soul is a very big narcissist in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'', he calls himself Mr. Damn Handsome.
* In her [[ThePeepingTom peephole video]], Erin Andrews admires her naked body while curling her hair [[NakedOnArrival in the nude]].
* Wiki/SCPFoundation:
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-056 SCP-056]] is an egotistical shape-shifter who always makes itself a little bit better than whoever its copying, IE it turned into Creator/ScarlettJohansson while passing a group of young women and scored 30 points higher on an IQ test than the smartest/nearest researcher. It causes nothing but stress and chaos wherever it goes and it wants to be seen by more "sycophants".
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2372 SCP-2372]] is the body (id) and soul (ego/superego) of a man who disliked the idea of his body decomposing. The soul wants to escape the body and [[UnreliableNarrator claims]] the body thinks the man was ''really'' "into himself".
* Creator/SamAndMickey portray Franchise/{{Barbie}} as very boastful and vain.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''LooneyTunes'' and ''MerrieMelodies''
** [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Wile E. Coyote]], who just '''''loves''''' how his name and "Super Genius" roll off his tongue. Especially in the cartoons where he is paired with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, he self-admires himself and all the elaborate machines he creates to capture that wascally wabbit.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** Stan Smith is a huge example. He believes himself to be the ultimate patriot and the best American citizen in America as he is obsessed with going on the jury and wants to be the foreman every time. He also desires to maintain his high school record in wrestling. He also rules over his own household with an iron fist. He also believes himself to be the ultimate Christian as he wanted to play the role of Jesus in the Christmas play but got reduced to being the mall Santa and he beats up Roger when he got the role of Jesus instead for the implied reason of jealousy.
* Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* Simon from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''.
* WesternAnimation/DangerMouse is usually quick to point out he's the world's greatest secret agent. Agent 57 lampshades it when he assumes DM's form to help him in "The Spy Who Stayed In With A Cold."
* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', in the first few seasons, Quinn was a narcissist. Just look [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8voCkPq0v0 here.]]
** A lesser example is Jane's older brother Wind. All he does is mope and cry about his failed marriages, and when it's not a topic in a conversation, he makes it one. In the later season episode "Art Burn," he guilt trips Jane and Trent into rebuilding the gazebo in the Lane Family's backyard because it was "The Naming Gazebo" and an important part of his childhood. And then he promptly disappears for the rest of the episode and does nothing to actually help his siblings. [[spoiler: Then we find out their parents made up the whole "Naming Gazebo" thing because he once tried to change his name.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'':
** Captain Hero is one big one. He is an egotistical superhero who believes himself to be a skilled crime fighter but he is in reality a very stupid superhero. He owns several pictures of himself in his bedroom and when he though that the AIDS walk was a race, he took steroids in an attempt to win something that was not a game or sport to begin with. He also blames others for his own faults such as when he blamed Wooldoor for the deaths of several people in a cable car crash when in reality, Captain Hero neglected to save them while Wooldoor attempted to warn him about it
** Princess Clara. She believes herself to be the ultimate agent of God and has a huge desire to take out what she perceives to be sin wherever she sees it. She also crusades against anything that she sees sinful unless such things benefit her directly. She is also very condescending towards others, especially towards her own housemates and she judges them harshly for their sins when the bible clearly says that true Christians should not judge people by themselves and Clara has clearly broken this as she has committed several sins of her own in the course of the show.
* Eddy from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. Deconstructed in the movie when [[spoiler: he reveals that [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex he thinks of himself as a "foul, wannabe loser]]."]]
* The tv anchors Tom Tucker in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. His house is full of pictures of him, including one of him in a wedding dress.
* Prince Daring Charming of ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh''. The fact he always carry's a mirror to look at himself makes it really obvious.
* Bloo from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
* Both Zapp Brannigan and Bender from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. In "The Farnsworth Parabox" Bender seemingly falls in love with an alternate gold plated version of himself, stating that he has finally found someone "as great as me". Zapp is shamelessly vain and full of himself.
* Narcissus is promoted to God status in [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', where he is shown briefly smooching at a hand mirror.
* In ''GoofTroop'' Pete is highly narcissistic (of course, he always is). He sees himself as perfect, and nothing could be better than his son PJ to grow up exactly as him - he can't grow up to be ''better'' because that suggests Pete could be improved upon. When his parenting methods prove inferior to Goofy's - and they always do - he is personally offended, but rather than saddened, becomes [[BerserkButton extremely agitated.]]
* WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo is obsessed with exactly two things: Himself, and using that first thing to mack on as many ladies as possible.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' is one big example as he is a bratty kid who mostly cares about himself
* Lucius on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. His response to seeing an image of himself is "Hello, handsome."
* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' has shown shades of this, for example [[ComicalOverreacting Comically Overreacting]] to losing a whisker.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' Bugs calls Daffy this. He does display many of the traits that mark narcissism in reality.
* Trixie from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Even after character development and becoming a ally she frequently lies to make herself look better and obsesses over how others perceive her.
** Queen Chrysalis is a shapeshifter with mind control powers, which would be a lot more useful if she wasn't addicted to throwing her weight around, being the center of attention and indulging in endless evil gloating. In the comic series she also shows herself incapable of accepting any blame for her failures and to possess a very overblown perception of her own power and cunning, seemingly immune to any and all humiliation. [[spoiler: It's eventually revealed that she deliberately ''starved'' her subjects to force them to rely on her]]
* The Shredder, hands down, proven in ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever''. The [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Mirage Turtles]] lure the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 Shredder]] out of his Technodrome by calling him a coward. It works, and Shredder literally jumps [[spoiler:into an ambush, set not just by them but the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 other]] [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Ninja Turtles]] that he thought he killed earlier.]] Why did ''both'' mismatched teams know this would work?
-->[[spoiler:'''2003 Leonardo:''']] If there's ''one'' constant in TheMultiverse, it's the Shredder's big fat ego!
* King Julien from ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''. "That is not very interesting to me, because it is not about me. See how that works?"
* Mok from ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule''. One of his villain songs consists only of the lyrics "triumph in the power and the glory that is me".
* Squidward from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''; all of his paintings and sculptures are images of him. Then there's also his rival Squilliam, who is just like Squidward only more successful and with more hair.
* The Warden from ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}.''
* The Incredibly Amazing Man from ''WesternAnimation/SuperNoobs'' is a big one as blatantly shown through his name. He is very arrogant and condescending towards other superheroes, concerns himself with his looks, is very inconsiderate of others and very destructive, and is obsessed with selling merchandise that revolves around him, especially merchandise that features images of him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''.
** Chris [=McLean=]. His favorite thing is himself, to the point that he puts his image on many items that go along with the challenges.
** Justin as well. You almost always see him admiring his physique and face.
** Alejandro, though to a much lesser extent than the others. It's no wonder, considering he is heavily based off of Justin.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRidonculousRace'':
** Don is an example as he constantly worries about the shininess of his teeth and makes some comments about his own looks when recapping previous episodes, although he is not much of it as Chris is
** Jacques and Josee also qualify as Jacques places a lot of concern about his hair and does not want oil to drip on it and Josee is obsessed with winning gold and throws tantrums when she places anywhere other than first. They are even willing to cheat in the race in order to maintain their huge narcissism.
* [[TheStarscream Starscream]] in most Franchise/{{Transformers}} adaptations, particularly ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. Subverted in ''Anime/TransformersArmada''.
** Knock Out from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' is even more narcissistic. True, he has displayed HoYay with Breakdown, but WordOfGod has stated that it doesn't really matter whether he is attracted to males, females or both because he is first and foremost in love with himself.
** Sentinel himself is also an example, particularly in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' where he proclaims himself [[AGodAmI a living god]]. In most versions he'll end up at least mildly villainous due to his narcissism.
* Pizza Steve from ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''.
* Jack Spicer from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''. He constantly worries about his hair and even call his robot minions "Jackbots".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfJonnyQuest'' has Zartan, an extremely vain, flamboyant CorruptCorporateExecutive type who appears in the episode "The Monolith Man." He is extremely handsome and dresses very flamboyantly. While experimenting with an unknown type of underground radiation, it turned the [[TwoFaced right side of his face]] to stone. Now he is driven to find more of the same radiation in an effort to study it so he can undo the damage to his good looks. One problem: the crystals which give off the radiation is extremely volatile and tends to explode without warning, making it extremely difficult to mine. Zartan's mining operations suffer multiple accidents as a result of the crystals blowing up and killing the workers. Undaunted, Zartan demands his men press on and on, because restoring his handsomeness is more important than the lives of his employees.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has Aku, the MadeOfEvil BigBad, who demands tributes from the oppressed masses in the form of statues in his likeness. An good example of this is when he visits the Cult of Aku to see their statue. He applauds their efforts and adds that while it's an attractive replica, it pales in comparison to the real Aku. [[spoiler:Then he gives them a piece of his essence to worship.]]
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