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->''"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 Kane]], CitizenKane

This trope is the [[PlayedForDrama logical conclusion]] of an 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 [[PlayedForLaughs (often for 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 literally in love with themselves, present themselves as perfect, and expect you to agree. Moreover, while highly self-conscious of how others view them, they display [[LackofEmpathy little (if any) concern for the thoughts and feelings of others]] and are [[TheUnfettered largely indifferent to the harm they cause in furtherance of their goals]]. However, unlike [[TheSociopath sociopaths]], they are not ''entirely'' incapable of possessing redeeming qualities given that they can experience shame for their actions as well as sincere (albeit self-centered) affection towards others.

The {{Trope Namer|s}} 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, DarkMessiah, EvilutionaryBiologist, and GeneralRipper. When taken to the ''absolute extreme'', this trope is manifested by [[AGodAmI psychotic megalomaniacs 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, such characters must display (1) '''both''' of these qualities along with (2) a glaringly apparent LackOfEmpathy as well as (3) a [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond deep-rooted obsession with how they are regarded in the minds of others]] (a trait manifested through pervasively [[ControlFreak domineering]] and/or [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] behavior). Likewise, characters that [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold act like arrogant, selfish jerkasses but nevertheless regularly serve others' needs at the expense of their own]] are not narcissists.

Compare SmallNameBigEgo, ThePrimaDonna, SpoiledBrat, InferioritySuperiorityComplex, and BlackAndWhiteInsanity. Compare and contrast TheSociopath who combine the narcissists' [[ItsAllAboutMe extreme self-centeredness]] and [[{{Pride}} vanity]] with [[ItAmusedMe an insatiable craving for stimulation]], a [[StrawNihilist complete lack of shame]], and an inability to form '''ANY''' emotional bonds with those around them. See also HollywoodPersonalityDisorders.

%%If you have time, please take time to put examples in alphabetical order. This page Administrivia/HowToAlphabetizeThings should help you with that.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* [[MagnificentBastard Lelouch]] of ''Franchise/CodeGeass'' has been frequently compared to the below-mentioned [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]], and though he doesn't move into full AGodAmI territory, he comes pretty close. He repeatedly states his intention to "destroy the world and make it anew" and that he is "the man who performs miracles". However, he might be a deconstruction of this trope because his main motivation for everything he does is [[BigBrotherInstinct his little sister Nunnally]] and actually making the world a better place rather than [[ItsAllAboutMe himself]], and for all his extreme arrogance, he is very self-sacrificing whenever she is involved in a situation, extends some of this protectiveness to a small number of close friends, and can be incredibly [[ItsAllMyFault self-critical when things go south]],.
* 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]].
* 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 ''GundamSEED'' 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.]]
* 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 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 ''ZetaGundam'' 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]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* DoctorDoom. '''''RIIIIIICHARDS''''' became his nemesis because [[IRejectYourReality he blamed him for the accident]] which scarred his perfect face.
* As mentioned below Tony Stark / ''ComicBook/IronMan''.
* LexLuthor hate {{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 the SilverAge 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, I don't know what is.
* DependingOnTheWriter, ComicBook/TheRiddler 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.

[[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.]]

* Patrick Bateman from ''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.
* Tony Stark in the ''Film/IronMan'' films. "Textbook narcissism... agreed."
* Waldo Lydecker from 1944's ''{{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.
* 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/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows]]''. 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!

* [[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]].
** They're all overshadowed by Voldemort in this department!
* ''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.
* The title character of ''Literature/MaryPoppins'' loves to stare at herself in anything reflective. [[Film/MaryPoppins Her movie counterpart]] limits herself to hand mirrors and wall mirrors.
* 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.
* ''{{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, particularely 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.
* Morgoth from TheSilmarillion, being as he is, based on {{Satan}}, the original narcissist.
* The depiction of Albrecht von Wallenstein in Friedrich Schiller's ''Theatre/{{Wallenstein}}'' trilogy.

[[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.
* ''{{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". 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. 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."
** [[EvilScaresMe 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.
* Lexi from ''ANTFarm''.
* Gaius Baltar from ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]''. He remains pretty self-absorbed throughout the series.
* 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.
* ''DeepSpaceNine''. 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.
* TheMaster from ''Series/DoctorWho'' 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.
** The Doctor himself is also one. He just happens to be the good guy.
* The title character of ''Series/{{House}}'' has shown narcissistic tendencies, which has not escaped the notice of any of the main cast.
* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' is a case where the whole main cast is narcissistic to a degree, but special mention has to go to [[CampStraight Dennis]], a man so pathologically vain that an offhand remark about his weight is enough for him to starve himself until he passes out. He thinks he irresistable to women, but his reliance on his [[SissyVillain makeup]] and [[OfCorsetsFunny girdle]] tends to send [[MistakenForGay the wrong message]].
* [[http://ask.metafilter.com/83417/Hollywoods-finest Michael]] from ''TheOffice''
* Shawn from ''{{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.
* Lex and Lionel Luthor from ''{{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/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 ''{{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.

* 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 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY1N40fN7e0 "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.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjfA9TzjALs ChristinaAguilera's "Vanity"]]. The narrator heavily crosses into ScrewYourself.

* ''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"

[[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 played a similar character, billed as "The Reflection Of Perfection".
* Cody Rhodes was like this during his "dashing" persona from 2010-2011 and had a digital mirror during his entrance.

[[folder:Religion and Mythology]]
* The Trope Namer [[http://www.spiffy-entertainment.com/narcissus.html Narcissus]], was a boyish (aka {{Bishonen}}) 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.

* Orsino in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'', though he might snap out of it by the end.
* Iago from Theatre/{{Othello}}.

[[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.

[[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 ''Super PunchOut'' 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 ''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. Always overflowing with self-praise for his own appearance, he even has his own line of beauty products that he publicizes but ''refuses'' to actually market (weird as that sounds). Fitting, as both are Creator/{{Capcom}} creations.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/HeavenlyNostrils'': 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".
* Inverted with Karkat (aka [[color:#626262:carcinoGeneticist]]) of ''{{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.]]
* [[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.

[[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.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* [[TheStarscream Starscream]] in most {{Transformers}} adaptations, particularly ''TransformersAnimated'' and ''TransformersPrime''. Subverted in ''TransformersArmada''.
** Knock Out from ''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 the ''TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' where he proclaims himself [[AGodAmI a living god]]. In most versions he'll end up at least mildly villainous due to his narcissism.
* Simon from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''.
* Narcissus is promoted to God status in [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', where he is shown briefly smooching at a hand mirror.
* This is popular with [[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/HunchbackOfNotreDame'' 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..."
** And one Disney hero: [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Kuzco]].
** Two in ''{{Enchanted}}'': one hero, Prince Edward and once villain, Queen Narissa.
** Also King Candy [[spoiler:AKA Turbo]] from ''WreckItRalph''.
* Bloo from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
* Eddy from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. Deconstructed in the movie when [[spoiler: he reveals that [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex he thinks of himself as a "foul, wannabe loser]]."]]
* Zapp Brannigan from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
* Lucius on ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}''. His response to seeing an image of himself is "Hello, handsome."
* Mok from ''RockAndRule''. One of his villain songs consists only of the lyrics "triumph in the power and the glory that is me".
* King Julien from ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''. "That is not very interesting to me, because it is not about me. See how that works?"
* JohnnyBravo is obsessed with exactly two things: Himself, and using that first thing to mack on as many ladies as possible.
* [[MagnificentBitch Azula]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* 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}}"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' Bugs calls Daffy this.
* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', in the first few seasons, Quinn was a narcissist. Just look [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8voCkPq0v0 here.]]
* Trixie from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* 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."
* Chris [=McLean=] from TotalDrama. Chris's 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.
* Prince Daring Charming of ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh''. The fact he always carry's a mirror to look at himself makes it really obvious.

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