Character comes across some kind of definition that the audience, or other characters, know to be right about him. The character is the only one who is unaware of that.

Usually PlayedForLaughs. May come in a variety of ways:

* Someone tells something about an unspecified someone. The character asks, "Who would be that?" The reply is, "That would be you."
* The character hears a word or expression for the first time and asks out loud what it means. Perhaps it is beyond the character's vocabulary, perhaps it comes from a {{Fictionary}}. Irony is, the character is a walking example of the word.
* There is a picture, drawing or wanted sign of the character. He fails to see himself in it.

An embarrassed or [[{{Hypocrisy}} hypocritical]] character might ''act'' like this, while keeping quiet about knowing the description is accurate ("I'm sure I don't know ''what'' you're talking about"). A disguised character might pretend to be oblivious but [[ButHeSoundsHandsome compliment himself while at it]].

Compare FailedASpotCheck, IResembleThatRemark, CallingMeALogarithm and WhereWhere.
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[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* Happens in ''LovelyComplex'' when Koizumi describes Otani as her perfect guy and he does not get it despite it being a perfect description of him.
* In ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', during its field test the [[CthulhuMythos Dreamlands]] defense [[HumongousMecha mecha]] Banshin develops an [[StalkerWithACrush obsessive crush for]] [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Mahiro]] and starts striking ''Series/KamenRider'' poses. Nyarko angrily asks if its brain is short-circuiting...and Mahiro quietly points out that it's acting ''exactly like her'', the AI being an exact copy of Nyarko's own brain patterns. [[HypocriticalHumor At which point she starts praising it.]]

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* GrooTheWanderer, on numerous occasions, specially with synonyms of "stupid".
-->''What did he mean, "slow of mind"?''

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[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', Tony Stark starts painting Loki in a not very flattering light, not realizing until the very end that he's describing himself as well, in the process.
-->'''Tony Stark''': He had to conquer his greed, but he knows he has to take us out to win, right? That's what he wants. He wants to beat us, he wants to be seen doing it. He wants an audience. [...] Yeah. That's just previews, this is... this is opening night. And Loki, he's a ''full-tail diva''. He wants flowers, he wants parades, he wants a monument built to the skies with his name plastered... ''[he suddenly realizes that his own name is written in huge letters on the Stark Tower, and thus realizes that [[spoiler:Loki intends to use it for his EvilPlan]]]'' ...son of a bitch.

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' The seventh habit of highly defective people- Thinking the people in the comic aren't you
-->'''PointyHairedBoss''': Hehe, look at that stupid hair.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* "Notorious", a short story by Joćo Guimarćes Rosa (of ''Literature/TheDevilToPayInTheBacklands'' fame). The narrator, a doctor, is surprised to get a visit from a feared outlaw. It happens a newly arrived guy from the government called him "notorious", and the furious outlaw travels miles... to ask the doctor, one of the few educated men in the backlands, what the word means. [[spoiler:Fearing the worst, the narrator answers it means "important", and the outlaw leaves happy.]]
* ''Hit and Run'' by Lawrence Block: HitmanWithAHeart Keller is watching TV in his hotel room and sees a story on CNN about the assassination of the governor of Ohio. They show a picture of the assassin, and he takes a moment to realize that it's a picture of him.
* ''ToTheEndsOfTheEarth'': The narrator overhears two people discussing someone with a very out-of-date worldview, but who is nonetheless fairly likeable and not completely stupid. He does not realise that they are probably referring to him (it is never explicitly confirmed that they are, but it seems very likely).

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/BreakingBad'', episode "Cat's In The Bag...": Skyler inadvertently enters a "certain" website.
-->''[=MILFs=]? What the hell is a MILF?''
* In an episode of the American ''TheOffice'', one of the workers is flashed by a pervert. Pam is asked to draw up a description of the man in order to make wanted posters. Pam ends up drawing Dwight with a moustache and asks him to put the posters up. Dwight does so, even mentioning happily that he wants the "pervert" to be caught.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In episode "The Eleventh Hour", the [[TheNthDoctor newly-regenerated Eleventh Doctor]] witnesses the MonsterOfTheWeek [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform]] into a perfect likeness of himself, and remarks, "That's rubbish, who's that supposed to be?" [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as he didn't know what he looked like at that point.
** In the season finale [[spoiler:he tells us of the legend of the being trapped inside the Pandorica: "A goblin. Or a trickster, or a warrior. A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. Nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it - one day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world." The Doctor doesn't seem to realize that sounds exactly what his enemies would describe him as...]]
* In ''TheAndyGriffithShow'', Barney overhears Andy and Aunt Bea talking about a particularly irritating KnowNothingKnowItAll. They look horrified when Barney walks into the room, only for him to agree that people like that are annoying.
* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Tobias does this ''constantly'' with innuendos.
* In ''Series/AlloAllo'', very camp CampGay Lieutenant Gruber reads out the resistance's leaflet mocking the members of the German military staff. Present company includes Colonel von Strohm who is well-fed.
-->''"We will show that fat pig colonel, and that queer lieutenant - whoever can that be?"''
* In ''TheWire'', it's subverted when detective Jimmy [=McNulty=] is at the FBI getting a profile on the "serial murderer" that he [[spoiler:faked all the evidence for]] that basically describes [=McNulty=] himself to perfection. He's visibly unnerved by the accuracy of the description, but makes an effort to hide it.
* In ''{{Series/Sherlock}}'' there's a variation in that the description is of what effect his actions had:
-->'''Mycroft:''' The terrorist cells have been informed that we know about the bomb. We can't fool them now. We've lost everything. One fragment of one e-mail, and months and years of planning... finished.
-->'''[[spoiler:Sherlock]]:''' ''(to self)'' Your MOD man.
-->'''Mycroft:''' That's all it takes. One lonely, naive man, desperate to show off. And a woman clever enough to make him feel special.
-->'''[[spoiler:Sherlock]]:''' You should screen your defence people more carefully.
-->'''Mycroft:''' I'm not talking about the MOD man, [[spoiler:Sherlock]], I'm talking about you!

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', one of Eggman's PA messages has him informing the "owner" of "a white hovercar shaped like an egg" that said car was broken into. He only realizes what happened once he repeats the message. For extra hilarity, judging by another of his messages, his own robots go around looting the guests' cars, meaning [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they might be responsible.]]

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* In ''SomethingPositive'', Davan tells Peejee he used to have a crush on a girl, but she didn't return the sentiment. They became really good friends and it ended up being for the best. Peejee insults the girl for not realizing Davan's great, he replies that, no, she's one of his favorite people. He walks away. Peejee catches on and blushes.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'':
** Captain Tagon [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-07-30 comments]] on the emblem with his side-face (and conveniently stands so you can see his side-view and see how accurate it is).
** Petey says that he is making a retirement offer to Tagon's Toughs because he's trying to take a band of career sociopaths out of circulation. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Schlock asks him who he should shoot.]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', after seeing Othar Tryggvassen ('''''GentlemanAdventurer!''''') do something impressive to get a doohickey for Agatha's lightning stick:
-->'''Tarvek:''' I keep forgetting he's a [[MadScientist Spark]].\\
'''Violetta:''' Really. So you've completely missed that he's overbearing, self-aggrandizing, and ''certain death to be around''?\\
'''Tarvek:''' Well, no, but... what's your point?
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'':
** Ethan and Robin are discussing ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''.
-->'''Robin:''' Miko's the best part of that show! There's just something about her that speaks to me. The lack of boundaries for her over-the-top behavior is the catalyst for half of everything that happens on that show. Thank god she never learns anything and the rest of the cast is so forgiving.
-->'''Ethan:''' Something about that speaks to you, huh?
-->'''Robin:''' Yeah, maybe she reminds me of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rainbow Dash]].
** Played more seriously when Robin seduced Leslie to stop Malaya flirting with her, even though she and Leslie were broken up at the time and Leslie wanted to sort through her feelings rationally.
-->'''Robin:''' Just think, you were ''this close'' to bangin' some control freak self-absorbed chick who won't consider your feelings.
-->'''Leslie:''' ''(head in her hands)'' Closer than you think.
* ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' - After [[spoiler: Durkon is turned into a vampire]], Roy argues that he can still be part of the team (with supervision). Belkar, the TokenEvilTeammate known to kill people because he can, is quick to point the ways this could go wrong.
-->'''Belkar:''' I just don't trust the idea of us using a horrible bloodthirsty savage to fulfil our goals while we — oh, I get it.
-->'''Roy:''' Yeah, we already made the parallel.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMADukPN57w this video]], "Series/{{Sherlock}} Can't Solve Series/{{Elementary}}," Sherlock describes the protagonist of ''Elementary'' to John, while totally oblivious to the fact that he's basically describing himself.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Sokka fails to recognize when Suki is talking about him.
-->'''Suki:''' I lost someone I care about. He didn't die. He just went away. I only had a few days to get to know him, but he was smart, and brave and funny.\\
'''Sokka:''' Who is this guy? Is he taller than me?\\
'''Suki:''' No. He's about your height.\\
'''Sokka:''' Is he better looking?\\
'''Suki:''' It is ''you'', stupid!
* ''AnimalMechanicals''. Certain situations will elicit a conversation like this:
-->'''Team''': If only we had someone who could stretch that far... ''(everyone turns to Sasquatch, who is TheBigGuy and resident RubberMan)''\\
'''Sasquatch''': Yeah... but who could that possibly be? ''({{beat}})'' I know! The Mighty Sasquatch can stretch that far!
* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Cartman is watching a news report on CropCircles and the camera pulls back to show that the circles form an exact portrait of himself.
-->''"Hey! That looks like... Tom Selleck."''
* ''ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'': Simone: "I've had enough of that meddling dog!" Scooby-Doo: "Dog? Where?"

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