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[-[[caption-width-right:229:The ''Streetest'' Fighter... in his head.]]-]

->'''Rhomann Dey:''' Peter Jason Quill. Hes also known as Star-Lord.\\
'''Nova Corps Officer:''' Who calls him that?\\
'''Rhomann Dey''': Himself, mostly.
-->''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''

A character with a comically over-inflated image of himself. He thinks he's smarter than everyone else, [[CasanovaWannabe thinks]] he's a real lady's man, thinks he's cool, [[ItsAllAboutMe it's all about him]], but both his fellow characters and the audience know that this coolness is all in his mind.

This is a slightly different phenomenon from shows (like ''{{Seinfeld}}'') where essentially ''all'' the characters are like this and there are no "good" characters with which to contrast them.

Often occurs in conjunction with a ShowWithinAShow. If the TV Series runs long enough, the writers usually devote one episode to a BigEgoHiddenDepths examination of the character.

Expect this guy to be a victim of {{Pride}}. Said characters often insult or look down on those who have far more to be proud of and who generally flaunt it less. When they are faced with such characters, whether in a competition or in a comparison of abilities, it tends to be humiliating, and might even be a much needed reality check. Also, don't expect these characters to handle [[CantTakeCriticism criticism]] (either of them or of the abilities that they're egotistical about) very well.

If (s)he is the main character on a show, we're dealing with a species of UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist. If the ''writers'', not the character (though he can fit this trope, underscoring his [[TheScrappy unpopularity]]) think the character is amazing, we have the CreatorsPet.

If the character is a nerd and unaware of it, he's an ExtravertedNerd. If he makes a big deal of how [[TheHero heroic]] and {{badass}} he is, but runs at the first sign of real danger, he's a MilesGloriosus. If he claims to be a genius, but is incredibly dim or just misinformed, he's the KnowNothingKnowItAll. If he thinks he's a brilliant artist but is actually dire, he's GiftedlyBad. If he claims to kick ass only to get his own ass constantly kicked, he's a BoisterousWeakling. Contrast InsufferableGenius (where he actually has the skill to back himself up) or AlmightyJanitor. Many a {{Narcissist}} and PointyHairedBoss is afflicted with this condition. EveryYearTheyFizzleOut and FakeUltimateHero, meanwhile, are when ''everyone else'' are the ones with a high opinion about the person in question. Often a LargeHam. In more serious works, he will often be the victim of BreakTheHaughty. The SmugSnake could be considered a [[FaceHeelTurn villainous variation]]. Might be a PaperTiger.

Contrast with the JadedWashout, who knows only too well how pathetic he is. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[TheKirk the other kind of ego]].

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