A character establishes their cachet by making a laconic self-statement, often in the form of a BadassCreed. This commonly follows the formula:

->''"I am [Full Name]! I [Verb] [Nouns]!"''

A variation inserts the character's role or vocation:

->''"I am [Full Name]. I'm a [Job Tag]. I [Verb] [Nouns]."''

This trope echoes the old military tradition of revealing nothing to your captors but "name, rank and serial number," as well as the poetry of saga.

See also BadassCreed.

Not to be confused with TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard, which is usually much [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness wordier]].

Compare IAmXSonOfY and LargeHamTitle ("I'm [Full Name], ''[Noun Verber]!''") with which this can be combined ("I'm [Full Name], [Noun Verber] -- [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment I [Verb] [Noun]s.]]")


[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' -- "Who the hell do you think I am? I'm the goddamn Batman."
* ''ComicBook/XFactor'' -- "I'm Layla Miller. [[WaifProphet I know stuff]]."
* ''ComicBook/XMen'' -- I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!
* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} and Comicbook/SpiderMan supporting character Ben Urich, "investigative reporter for the Daily Bugle."
-->'''Urich:''' I've been saying that for so long I feel like "investigative reporter for the Daily Bugle" is my last name.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'': "Hello. My name is Walter C. Dornez, ex-vampire hunter and butler to the Hellsing Organization. I answer the door, I clean up the estate, and I take out the trash. And I also kill self-entitled little twats like yourself."

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'':
-->'''Hades:''' Name is Hades. Lord of the dead. Hey, how you doin'?

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}'' -- "My name is Jaguar Paw. I am a hunter."
* ''Film/BonnieAndClyde'' -- "This here's Miss Bonnie Parker. I'm Clyde Barrow. We rob banks."
* ''Music/TheDoors'' -- "I'm the Lizard King. I can do anything."
* ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'' -- "I'm ''Harvey Manfren''-''gen''-''sen''-''ten''. I'm, uh... ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfuEWbVUNUg with the CIA]]''".
* And then, in ''Film/FierceCreatures'' -- "My name is Rollo Lee, and as of yesterday, I have assumed command of this zoo."
* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'': - "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of etc etc..."
* ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'' :
-->'''Auda:''' I am Auda Abu Tayi, does Auda serve?\\
'''Lawrence:''' Lawrence. I've been seconded to the Arab Bureau.
* Parodied a few times in ''Film/MysteryMen'', particularly in the TerribleIntervieweesMontage.
-->'''The Waffler:''' I... am the Waffler. With my griddle of justice, I bash the enemy in the head, or I burn them like so! I also have some truth syrup, which is low in fat.
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'':
-->'''Inigo Montoya:''' JustForFun/{{Hello}} MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie.
* ''Film/TheProphecy'' - Creator/ChristopherWalken, as Gabriel, has a great one.
--> I'm an angel. I kill firstborns while their mamas watch. I turn cities into salt. I even, when I feel like it, rip the souls from little girls. And from now till kingdom come, the only thing you can count on, in your existence, is never understanding why.
* ''Film/PublicEnemies'': - "I'm John Dillinger. I rob banks."
* ''Film/PulpFiction'' - "I'm Winston Wolf. [[CleanupCrew I solve problems.]]"
* ''Film/TheRock'':
-->'''Stanley Goodspeed:''' I'm an agent with the federal, FBI, well... I'm Stanley Goodspeed.\\
'''John Mason:''' [[GenreSavvy But of course you are]].[[note]]Also an ActorAllusion, given Creator/SeanConnery's Film/JamesBond used that exact response in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''[[/note]]
* ''Film/ShutterIsland'' : - "My name is '''EDWARD DANIELS''' !"(twice). Later :[[spoiler: - "My name is Andrew Laeddis. And I murdered my wife in the spring of fifty two"]].
* In ''Film/PitchBlack'', there are two in the same scene.
-->'''Paris:''' Paris P. Ogilvie. Antiquities dealer. Entrepreneur.\\
'''Riddick:''' Richard B. Riddick. Escaped convict. Murderer.
* In ''Film/SkyHigh2005'', Ron Wilson, bus driver, ''[[VerbalTic always]]'' refers to himself as "Ron Wilson, bus driver."
* In ''Film/StarWars:'' "I am C-3PO! Human-Cyborg Relations!"

* ''Literature/TheLorax'': "I am the Lorax. [[VoiceForTheVoiceless I speak for the trees]]."
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': "I am Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn."

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DangerMan'' varies the order a bit: "A messy job? That's when they usually call on me or someone like me. Oh, yes -- my name is Drake. John Drake."
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "I'm The Doctor. I make things better."
** And "Harriet Jones, MP Flydale North," later "Prime Minister" and [[spoiler: former Prime Minister]].
--->"[[PhraseCatcher Yes, we know who you are.]]"
** "Good evening. I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time. And this is my wife."
* ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'': "My name's Friday. I carry a badge."
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
** I am Lothar, of the Hill People. Much have I seen, and much have I done.
** Hi. I'm Matt. I'm a radar technician.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** ''[threateningly]'' "Maybe you didn't read the crew roster, but my name is Dax, and I'm the new science officer on this garbage scow, and you were in my seat."
** "We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MadWorld'': I'm Jack. I don't help people. I kill them.
* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'': "I'm Guybrush Threepwood, mighty pirate!"
* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'': I'm Sam. This is Max. We bust punks.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': "I am Heavy Weapons Guy. And ''[[{{BFG}} this]]'' [[GatlingGood is my weapon]]."
** "I'm an Engineer, that means [[MurderIsTheBestSolution I solve problems]]."
* ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'': "I am [[JerkassGenie Calypso]], and I thank you for playing Twisted Metal!"

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/MassDefect'': "My name's EDI. [[BuffySpeak I'm an awesome computer thingy that does stuff.]]"

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': I am the Black Mage! I cast [[BlackMagic the spells]] that make the people fall down!
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' - "My name is Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham. '''[[SuperOCD I end messes]]'''."

[[folder: Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' -- "Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it, so you don't have to."

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E2Armstrong Armstrong]]": "I. AM. ARMSTRONG. I. AM. YOUR FRIEND!!!"
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' - "Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Wile E. Coyote, genius."
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' - "I am Ender. [[OmnicidalManiac I end things]]."
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' - "I am Wreck-Gar. [[ActorAllusion I dare to be stupid.]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': "I'm Doctor Rockzo the Rock N' Roll Clown! I do cocaine!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': "I'm Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome."
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'': Boris introduces many of his alter egos this way.