->'''Interviewer:''' Well, what is it about surfing that you love?
->'''Tank Evans:''' I love being the center of attention, because it's really where I should be.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp''

You all know that arrogant S.O.B that is usually pissing us off by ranting about how absolutely wonderful they are? [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope This is not that character.]]

''This'' is the type of narcissist who constantly rants and raves about how mindblowingly awesome they are, and the fans ''agree'' with them.

Maybe it's because they back up their bragging with genuine skill and competence, or maybe it's because they're just so damn entertaining in their rants. But whatever the reason, it's this character's ego that makes them so charismatic.

Often a trait of the MagnificentBastard, the MemeticBadass, and the InsufferableGenius. These characters constantly spout a BadassBoast. Contrast the SmallNameBigEgo and SmugSnake, who may have an ego, but in their case it's more annoying than entertaining, and the BoisterousWeakling, who tries to brag even though his weakness is painfully obvious to everyone. Also contrast the HumbleHero, who plays down their awesomeness.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'': Prussia actually has an ImageSong called "My Song That Is Written By Me, For Me" that is as much of an ego trip as it sounds. He's one of the biggest {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s in the fandom.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': At least a couple characters fit this trope, with [[spoiler: the Rail Tracer]] being one of the most noteworthy.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': [[AntiHero Lelouch]] [[AntiVillain Lamperouge]]. At the time of writing, he provides the page image for the SmugSmiler trope, and quite justifiably. He proclaims himself "the man who makes miracles", and that he (single-handedly) will "destroy the world and make it anew". Why does he come across as a MagnificentBastard rather than a [[SuicidalOverconfidence suicidally overconfident]] SmugSnake? Because his arrogance is, to a large extent, justified.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Light Yagami, [[AGodAmI the God of the New World]]. Also more subtly, L, who is the world's [[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext top three]]]] greatest detective[[spoiler:s]], and has his own L screensaver.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Vegeta, who possesses almost ''legendary'' amounts of arrogance, manages to be this, rather than insufferable or annoying. From the way he mocks and belittles his foes, to the way he's always ready to fight guys much stronger than him, it all combines to make him a fan favorite.
** [[FusionDance Vegito]], being a fusion of Vegeta and Goku. The guy is a ShowyInvincibleHero, and he's fully aware of it, and makes a point to hammer it into the head of BigBad Majin Buu.
** Just about all the villains (especially Frieza, Cell, and Super Buu) are mostly loved by fans and are considered downright awesome, earning their bragging rights. Just look at the Ginyu Force!
** Goku as a kid. He had no problem bragging about how powerful he was and allow his opponents to hit him just show that it had no effect on him. And the audience enjoyed it since he was a ShowyInvincibleHero for almost half of the original ''Dragon Ball''. This is downplayed as an adult, but it still pops up at times. Like after becoming a Super Saiyan, Goku taunted and mocked Frieza about losing to a monkey. He even allows Frieza to power up to his max just to show that he ''never'' had a chance. And he succeeded.
* ''Anime/DuelMasters'': [[TheRival Kokujo]] never misses an opportunity to remind everyone that he is an "Evil ''Genius''" (That's '''Genius''', [[InsistentTerminology not Evil Maniac]]). [[MagnificentBastard He more than lives up to this claim.]]
* ''Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya'': Gilgamesh (or just 'Gil'). He's still full of himself, but he's now a shota from the get-go. The audience of the ''Fate'' franchise obviously loves him.
** Rider from Fate/Zero seriously believes he can convince everyone else involved in the Grail War to become his new army and help him conquer the world. It never occurs to him that anyone would object to being his subject even when its pointed out that the other Servants include Kings and Demigods.
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'': Pravda's commander Katyusha. She's extremely full of herself, but is a good enough strategist to back up her boasting. She's also incredibly beloved by the fans.
* ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'': [[ColonelBadass Oresky]]. In just his first episode, he [[NoIndoorVoice loudly]] and [[LargeHam proudly]] [[ShamelessSelfPromoter advertised his fan club]] in front of an IntrepidReporter. He quickly backs it up by proving to be quite the WakeUpCallBoss for [[MagicalGirlWarrior Cures]] [[SupportingProtagonist Lovely]] and [[TheHero Princess]] by being smart enough to create not one MonsterOfTheWeek, but [[spoiler:'''two''' of them from '''four''' InnocentBystanders, with one of them kept back for an ambush]]! It got so bad for our main duo that [[spoiler:[[AloofAlly Cure Fortune]] had to step in and deliver a CurbStompBattle]]! There's a ''reason'' why his fanclub transcends the FourthWall.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Sesshomaru has an enormous ego, and remains one of the most popular characters.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': Dio Brando is a good contender for the biggest {{Jerkass}} in manga history, and [[ItAmusedMe it]] [[KickTheDog shows]]... but he's so {{char|m person}}ismatic, [[DracoInLeatherPants it doe]][[EvilIsCool sn't really]] [[FountainOfMemes matter]].
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': Lupin the 3rd is adored by the fanbase, and the biggest ego in the cast. He's proud of his success, and has relied on his notoriety since his introduction.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** The fandom does not appear to mind Jack Rakan's self-aggrandizing statements about his power and abilities (To quote him, "I have no weaknesses!") - probably because he more or less lives up to his claims, and then some. [[spoiler:It eventually takes using the power of a veritably-RealityWarping MacGuffin to put him down by [[CessationOfExistence "rewriting" him out of existence]] outright... and ''he still manages to come back from '''that'''''.]] The man is a MemeticBadass for a reason.
** Evangeline [=McDowell=] has an ego rivaling Jack Rakan, boasting how she is the most powerful and [[CardCarryingVillain evil monster in the world]]. [[NobleDemon Minus the evil]], she's right on the money, in the shows LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, only about three, including Jack, have any chance of beating her.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'': Woolf Enneacle. Arrogant? Check. Badass? Also check. "A key component of the G-Exes' superior abilities is that '''I'm''' its pilot!"
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Naruto himself brilliantly inverted this. Initially viewed by both characters and fans as an annoying, arrogant, loud NinjaBrat, he begins to win us over when we see both how much stronger he gets over the course of the series, and how much of an underdog he's viewed as by his peers who don't know of his strength. Actually, he may be a rare heroic example of this. He's still loud, overconfident, arrogant, overbearing, and quite insensitive at times, yet fans love him because he now has the strength to back up his boasts and is still a "good guy". Naruto is still fixated on proving that he's better than Sasuke and making him acknowledge his awesomeness; is more concerned with Sasuke wanting to steal the Hokage seat than his FaceHeelTurn; consistently insults and underestimates his enemies; acts like he's better than them because he has more allies; claims Sakura, a girl he knows is not in love with him, as his girlfriend right in front of Hinata despite knowing how she feels about him, etc.
** Meanwhile, somewhat averted with Sasuke, who has an arrogant ego, and both a superiority and inferiority complex. He quickly becomes a fan favorite due to his knowledge, ninja skills, and impressive battle tactics. But once Part II comes, fans slowly began to lose all respect for him as he became too intimidating and egotistical, while Naruto has lost his big ego because he doesn't need it anymore.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Roronoa Zoro. This man is stated to be "more arrogant than God", trash-talks his opponents all the time during a fight and, during a battle with an opponent his swordwork wasn't effective on, declared he would be able to cut him by the end of the fight. He did.
** Usopp is an interesting example in that he only has an ego [[MilesGloriosus if there's nothing bad happening]], and turns into a complete coward when something ''does'' go wrong... [[CowardlyLion while still kicking plenty of ass anyway.]] The fans love him for it.
* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'': Gary Oak. His whole fanbase is built up on how awesome he is and all of his achievements, most noticeably being the only known trainer in Kanto to have ten badges. ([[DontExplainTheJoke Kanto only has eight Gyms.]])
** His counterpart in ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'' may not have ten badges, but he is even more arrogant, and even more of a badass.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** Black Star in all his [[LargeHam hamminess]]. His first appearance almost pisses off the whole fanbase, but just moments later, he makes us regret it.
** ''FOOL''! '''[[EnsembleDarkhorse Excalibur]]''''s legend began in the twelfth century! The guy is so arrogant that even characters who take being around Black Star can't stand him, and it's hilarious.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has Kamina, a deliciously complicated example. He presents a ludicrously egotistical image, to the point that many fans believe both his act and his hype - how could someone who tried to threaten a HumongousMecha ''on foot'' with a ''katana'' not be this trope? In actuality, he's both completely ineffective at everything and fully aware of that - he's as scared and panicky as Simon, but trusts Simon's heroic abilities, so he puts on the ego act in order to inspire Simon.
-->'''Kamina:''' Who the hell do you think I am?!
* ''Manga/YuGiOh'':
** If there's one aspect/characterization/etc. that isn't exaggerated or otherwise meddled with in the Abridged Series, it's the very real fanbase of Seto Kaiba. Dueling skills? Check. Computer skills? check. Kung fu? Check. [[{{Fiction500}} An industrialist that could put Tony Stark to shame?]] Double check. Massive sense of pride? Oh yes. And he '''always''' wears the best outfits to match. To make it even ''more'' ridiculous, at one point in ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', Aigami tries to teleport Kaiba away. It doesn't work, do you know ''why''? ''Because his ego was so big it exceeded the magic powers of dimension travel''!
** Other rivals may even exceed him. [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds The 'Kings' (Jack's) Ego is the most notable example]]. It helps that Jack isn't that much of a jerk in comparison to Kaiba and can show off his arrogance without needing to look down on other people, post-Dark Signer arc onwards.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}, the self identified Main Man and best bounty hunter in existence. Not many would disagree.
* Tony Stark, aka ComicBook/IronMan, especially after he started to get closer to his Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse counterpart. He is one of the most brillant men on the planet, and he knows it.
* ''SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom'', so much. The guy considers himself to pretty much be better than anybody in the entire universe, but he is so charismatic, brillant and badass you actually feel like he lives up to that boast.
* ComicBook/LexLuthor: Just read his page quote. Managed to get the better of some of the smartest and toughest beings in the DCU and is well aware of it.
* Two from Franchise/GreenLantern, BoisterousBruiser Guy Gardner and MagnificentBastard Sinestro both claim to be the best Lantern, and neither unfoundedly.
* [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]. He's proud and extremely boastful, and a LargeHam, but none the less heroic, and he's unarguably one of the most badass heroes in the MarvelUniverse.
* [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]]
* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} a proud [[PhysicalGod God]] [[GodOfEvil of Evil]] that personifies EvilIsCool and is a master of the BadassBoast.
* Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderman to his fans as well as himself, but to his detractors (both in-universe and out) he's more of a SmugSuper.
* Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} - "I'm the best there is at what I do."

[[folder:Fan Fics]]
* [[spoiler: Chaos]] from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' is outrageously cocky, but he's so damn charismatic and funny that this only serves to ''enhance'' his appeal.
* Harry from ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' is this trope ''in spades''.
-->'''Hermione''': I'm getting tired of hearing people talk about the Boy-Who-Lived like you're - like you're some kind of ''god'' or something.\\
'''Harry''': Same here, I must say. It's sad how people keep [[BaitAndSwitch underestimating]] me.
* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Tony Stark, much like his canon self, being totally egotistical, but still good hearted and deeply entertaining.

[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* Gaston, from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', was written to seem incredibly egotistical and self-absorbed. [[DracoInLeatherPants The viewers loved this.]] (See also his MemeticBadass status, especially in WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.)
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Emperor Kuzco. He has an ego that dwarfs his empire, but he's so entertaining that it's hard to fault him for it.
* From ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' we have Basil of Baker Street, a dangerously eccentric mouse that's fully capable of being a JerkAss but has the smarts to back up his ego. And then we have Professor Ratigan. A villain who certainly knows it and embraces his evil like there's no tomorrow. It helps that he's just as brilliant as Basil.
* Kai from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' has one hell of an ego on him, constantly boasting about his accomplishments (and getting annoyed when they aren't recognized), along with having ''way'' too much fun in the villain role for his own good. The fact that he does all of this while still being very competent has made him quite endearing to the fandom.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'''s version of {{Franchise/Batman}} is full of himself and nowhere as skilled as his other incarnations. But it doesn't matter, he obviously enjoys showing off his [[CrimefightingWithCash tools]], CoolCar, and his [[BatmanGambit plans go off without a hitch.]]
* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'': Maui's entire song is all about how awesome he is and saying "You're Welcome!" for all that he's done. Yet it's completely justified as he's responsible for many godly feats that allow regular humans to live good lives as they do. [[spoiler:Even stealing the Heart of Te Fiti which started the problems with the ocean in the first place he admits he did it so he could give humans the power of creation.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': Jack Skellington. All hail the Pumpkin King.

[[folder:Film -- Live Action]]
* Jack Burton from ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''. Ok, he may not be as badass as he thinks he is, in fact most of the time he's a dork. However his confidence, determination, fearlessness, and occasional moment of actual badassery (stabbing a guy with a knife while it's still in his boot, catching a knife that was being thrown at him and throwing it right back at the villain) make him a prime example.
* [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]], just as in the comics. "I've successfully privatized world peace" is such an audacious and narcissistic thing to claim, but not only is it partially true, he's just so ''awesome'' for daring to say it. In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', he successfully figures out where Loki plans to make his move by realizing that Loki is no different from him in that regard.
-->'''Tony''': And Loki, he's a full-tilt diva, right? He wants flowers, he wants parades. He wants a monument built to the skies with his name plastered... (''realizing that Loki is at [[spoiler:Stark Tower, the monument to Tony's greatness]]'') son of a bitch.
%%* [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]].
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' has [[CommandingCoolness Commander]] [[BigBad John Harrison]] (''[[spoiler:Khan]]''), an [[ImplacableMan Implacable]] EvilBrit in a BadassLongcoat who [[DualWielding dual-wields]] a rifle and a [[{{BFG}} fighter cannon]] to reduce a squad of [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingons]] into cinders. He is not humble:
-->'''Harrison''': "Because I am... ''better''."
-->'''Kirk''': "At what?"
-->'''Harrison''': "''[[SmugSuper Everything]]''."

* There are jokes about a narcissist and their spouse going to Couples' Counseling:
-->'''Counselor:''' "Why don't you tell me something good about your spouse?"\\
'''Spouse:''' "Well, I like his/her taste in music."\\
'''Narcissist:''' "And I ''also'' like my taste in music. So we have ''that'' in common.
-->'''Counselor:''' "When did you realize that you were first in love with your spouse?"\\
'''Spouse:''' "It was the first time s/he looked at me and I saw love in their eyes."\\
'''Narcissist:''' "When I looked in his/her eyes and saw how well my reflection looked."

* OlderThanRadio: ''Life and Opinions of Tomcat Murr'' by Creator/ETAHoffmann features the titular Murr, a self-proclaimed genius cat who taught himself how to read and write.
* ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' is the antithesis of the HumbleHero and does not hesitate to brag about his superhuman feats in battle.
* Literature/HerculePoirot is smart. The smartest there is, he might say. And, regardless of how much you may think that he cannot possibly back up all of his conceited arrogance, you better believe he can back it up or he'll completely OutGambit you. It won't save you from being completely OutGambitted, mind you, but that way you may at least have some dignity left at the end of it... Creator/AgathaChristie herself [[CreatorBacklash considered killing off Poirot several times]], but every time she came up with a way to kill him off, she'd hear his voice in her head, berating her for thinking he'd not be smart enough to anticipate and foil her carefully laid out plans.
* ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' features Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. He manages to go toe-to-toe with dragons, the Judges of Hell, and Heaven itself. And BOY does he brag about it.
* Zaphod Beeblebrox of ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse''. It's how he survives the Total Perspective Vortex... at least until it's revealed shortly that it was sabotaged. As Zarniwoop tells him, "You would never have survived the real one." Still, Zaphod is one [[FutureSlang hoopy frood]]. The fact that someone went ''out of their way'' to [[spoiler:create a virtual reality, identical to the ''real'' reality, ''specifically'' for Zaphod's benefit]], just so Zaphod could ''survive'' said Vortex, should tell you something.
* Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant, in-universe. His partner, Valkyrie Cain describes him as "hugely vain and narcissistic but endearingly so."

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
%%* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon Cooper.
* Avon in ''Series/BlakesSeven'' is a fan favourite based largely on his high estimate of his own intelligence, his low estimate of everyone else's, and his acerbic way of making this clear to everyone.
* Possibly the only reason anyone roots for Walter White later on in ''Series/BreakingBad''. He may KickTheDog several times an episode ''at least'', but he throws out [[Awesome/BreakingBad awesome moments]] and [[LargeHam bombastic]] speeches just as frequently.
** The best example of this would be his exchange with (and subsequent dominance over) rival drug dealers from Phoenix at the beginning of "Say My Name."
--->'''Walt:''' I'm the cook. [[BadassBoast I'm the man who killed Gus Fring]].
--->'''Declan:''' Bullshit. Cartel got Fring.
--->'''Walt:''' You sure about that?....Go ahead, say my name.
--->'''Declan:''' Ha, I don't have a damn clue who you are.
--->'''Walt:''' You know who I am. You all know EXACTLY who I am. Say my name.
--->'''Declan:''' .....Heisenberg.
--->'''Walt:''' [[Awesome/BreakingBad You're GOD DAMN RIGHT!]]
* Creator/StephenColbert in-character on ''Series/TheColbertReport''. The man has a portrait of himself in which he's looking at another portrait of himself, and spins every news story or interview so everything agrees with him and the world generally revolves around him. [[LargeHam It's hilarious]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The titular Doctor's traveled across nearly all time and space, and saved the world more times than he can likely count, is an egotist that often likes to inform people of awesome he is, especially if they ''DARE'' to doubt him. His EvilCounterpart, TheMaster, is villainous example, who makes no effort to hide how highly he thinks of himself from anyone, including The Doctor. Thing is, he is that good, having single handedly taken over entire worlds, among other things. He also likes to boost that he'll never die, and, [[JokerImmunity he won't]].
** Illustrated by one incarnation with the Doctor's idea of a threat:
--->''"I'm the Doctor. Basically... run."''
** Further, the ''villains'' agree with him, and more than once he has headed off a confrontation by simply informing them of [[TheDreaded who they were dealing with.]]
** Another good example: The Doctor's idea of a BadassBoast.
-->''"I'm the Doctor, and you're in the biggest library in the universe. Look me up."'' (It works.)
* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', as the seasons progress, Daenerys Targaryn becomes increasingly fond of trying to cow others into bending to her will by listing her deeds and accomplishment. As those accomplishments include reviving the previously extinct race of dragons -- which involved walking into a raging fire and emerging unscathed, rearing those three dragons as her devoted children to kill for her and let her ride on their backs, massacring a cruel empire of slavers with the army of slave-soldiers that they ''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard sold her]]'', and taming the most feared culture of bloodthirsty barbarians in the world -- which involved assassinating their leaders by burning down their hut, with her inside of it, then walking naked out of the flames and demanding their followers submit to her... well, most fans relish every time that she does so.
* ''{{Series/House}}'' would be half as long and nowhere near as amusing if the title character didn't spend most of every episode showing off how brilliant he is:
-->'''Wilson:''' You're quite impressed with yourself right now, aren't you?
-->'''House:''' Who wouldn't be?
* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'': Congressman Frank Underwood. He views God as a WorthyOpponent and has several conversations ('''not''' monologues) with the audience explaining just how brilliant his plans are.
%%* Barney Stinson from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
* ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'''s father Rogelio de la Vega. The man's ego is the size of Florida, but so is his heart.
* Souji Tendou from ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto''. In the same series, Tsurugi Kamishiro is ''almost'' as good at everything as Tendou, and more comedic as he plays it up. (OnceAnEpisode, he tells us that he's [[CatchPhrase the man who stands at the top of]]... something new every time. When he decided to see how the common folk live, the catchphrase became hilarious, because now it's "I am the man who shall stand at the top of waiting in line!")
* The page quote is from Dr. Perry Cox of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' who's the definition of ego, yet backs it up time after time with genuine skill.
* Series/SherlockHolmes. The John Harrison quote above would make just as much sense coming from Benedict Cumberbatch's earlier BBC character.
* Lucifer from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' regards everyone else as inferior to him. He's also wiped the floor with a roomful of gods, can destroy the planet when at full power, and is one of only five things the Colt can't kill.
* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': The President of the Navy is one of the most amusing characters on the show because he acts so much like an over-the-top douchebag that it becomes funny instead of annoying. They even gave him [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DR619TAhR8 his own]] StupidStatementDanceMix.
* ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger:'' Tsurugi Ohtori[=/=]Houou Soldier has got one hell of an ego and doesn't spare a moment to brag about his incredible power to the other characters. Destroying an entire fleet of spaceships without the use of the mech and his finisher destroying the biggest ship in just one blow (All of this in his debut) backs up that claim quite a bit.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': The entire cast/crew could be ''incredibly'' arrogant and smug in their superiority in the first two seasons. But they had enough awesome moments to carry the show through, and [[CharacterDevelopment only got better]] while losing most of their less likeable traits, winning themselves a devoted fanbase.

* Music/{{Sabaton}}'s song "Carolus Rex" presents [[UsefulNotes/CarolusRex Charles XII]] of Sweden in this way, as he claims that he is the divine king of Europe and that his time has come and launches UsefulNotes/TheGreatNorthernWar. Of course, this is ''exactly'' what Charles XII was like in real life.
-->''I was chosen by heaven\\
Say my name when you pray\\
'''To the skies,\\
See Carolus rise!'''''
* [[IHaveManyNames Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Puffy/Diddy]] (Sean Combs) might be one of the most egotistical and arrogant celebrities to ever exist, but he sure looks cool doing it.
** To a lesser degree, [[Music/JayZ Jay-Z]] is another perfect example. Both men are worth over $500 million a piece, which certainly plays into their egos.
** Let's be honest: any legitimately successful rapper has an overly awesome ego.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* ''MIIISTEEEER!!!!!!!'' ''KENNEDY!!!!!!!'': His gimmick of doing his own introductions was supposed to make the fans hate him, but he's just so damn charismatic that it's made him a fan favorite. Followed him a bit into Wrestling/TNA when he became Mr. Anderson.
* Wrestling/CMPunk. Almost every attempt to make him a heel ended up making him a god among fans.
* '''[[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson IF YA SMEEEEELLLLLL!! WHAT THE ROCK! IS COOKING!]]'''
* Wrestling/RicFlair, the ''limousine-riding, jet-flying, wheelin', dealin', kiss-stealin' -'' '''WOOOOO!''' - ''sonofagun!''
* Wrestling/DolphZiggler has endeared himself to many fans because of his [[{{Determinator}} never-say-die attitude,]] despite having an ego larger than the Wrestling/TheBigShow.
* Wrestling/TheMiz. When he first busted out his "AWESOME" persona, he slowly but surely got enough momentum behind him from the audience to shoot him to the WWE title.
* Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin. When he says he's the world's toughest son of a bitch, fans ''loudly'' agree.
* Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels has a hard time being a heel - he's so well-respected as an athlete and so [[EvilIsHammy deliciously hammy]] on the mic that fans can't help but chant "FALL-EN AN-GEL" out of respect.
* Wrestling/CurtHennig, aka Mr. Perfect, so dexterous and talented that fans, to an extent, ''always'' admired him, whether heel or face.
* Wrestling/AJStyles is "The Phenomenal One".

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Leonardo de Montreal, Nightmares' Angel, in ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine''. One quote from him consists of an epic AGodAmI speech explaining why he drank all the milk and didn't buy any more. Those who can pull off this character type well are also advised to consider Fist-Shake XP.
* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'': this trope is, in a nutshell, the entire reason [[AlphaBitch Princesses of Mirrors]] are huge fan-favourite [[UnpopularPopularCharacter despite being mostly disliked in-universe]]. They are all [[SmugSuper egomaniac]], [[ItsAllAboutMe narcissistic]] {{Royal Brat}}s... but their [[FunctionalMagic Charms]] include some of the best StatusBuff in the entire game, meaning they actually ''can'' back up their huge ego.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Klavier Gavin from ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' prides himself on his dual rockstar/prosecutor career, and loves the attention he gets from fans; during one witness testimony, the witness is staring at him (though more out of anxiety and confusion than admiration), and to Klavier, being stared at is business as usual. He's also a very popular character, [[EstrogenBrigade especially amongst female fans]]. It helps that despite his ego, he's one of the most competent, {{nice|Guy}}st, and least [[AmoralAttorney corrupt]] prosecutors in the series.
* [[DarkMessiah Kane]] from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' refers to himself as "a close second" to God. However, being a MagnificentBastard, he could make a case for that being official. Over the ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberium Tiberium]]'' series he's gone from "reports suggest that he's much older than he looks" to "he somehow survived being at ground zero of an [[KillSat Ion Cannon]] strike with nothing more than scarring" to "he doesn't age and can't be permanently killed, and it's not due to a trick like cloning."
* Dante from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' is an egoistical DeadpanSnarker that will openly taunt the LegionsOfHell, and has taken them on more than once and come out none the worse for wear.
* VideoGame/DukeNukem is a self-centered, politically incorrect chauvinistic bastard. And the fans love him for it, both [[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever in]] and [[GuiltyPleasure out of universe]] due to the fact that he does have a personality ([[HeroicMime in contrast to most other shooter protagonists]]) and his general badassery for saving the world multiple times [[OneManArmy by himself]]. How narcissistic is he? In multiple games, he doesn't have a LifeMeter--he has an ''ego'' meter. And looking at yourself in the mirror ''gives it a permanent boost''. He has written at least one book, titled "Why I'm So Great".
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
** J'Zargo, your khajit classmate in the College of Winterhold. [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant]], [[KleptomaniacHero light-fingered]], and eager to solve any and all issues put before him with arcane destruction. But he's also funny, affable once you've earned his respect... and he lacks in a level cap, allowing him to keep up with even the awesome potential of the Dragonborn.
** Master Neloth in DLC expansion ''Dragonborn'' steals the show with his over-the-top haughtiness and magical experiments of dubious safety. He'll also go surprisingly hands-on for a [[TheMagocracy Telvanni mage-lord]] when attempting to find a MacGuffin with you.
* Caesar and Mr. House from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.
* ''VideoGame/FateExtra''
** There's the playable Saber, a.k.a. [[spoiler:[[GenderFlip Emperor Nero]]]]. She almost certainly has the biggest ego in the cast, and is beloved for it.
** Gilgamesh. The King of Heroes was included in Fate/Extra CCC for a reason, after all.
* Gilgamesh of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series is one of the most popular characters, which is largely due to his [[BraggartBoss huge ego]]. InUniverse, it's sometimes portrayed as empty bragging and always with a healthy dose of humor, but for players, he's rarely a pushover, and sometimes he's among the {{Bonus Boss}}es.
* Lute in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' constantly goes on about what an amazing mage prodigy she is. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration Her stats back her up on this.]]
* HK-47 from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', due to essentially being the ''Franchise/StarWars'' equivalent to [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender]].
* Draven from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''. In a game boasting LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, he's in his own League.
* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'': Kain rivals [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]] in terms of his ambition, arrogance and (in his younger years) explosive temper, but because he combines it with genuine cunning, he remains awesome. The GambitPileup plotline, excellent faux-Shakespearian script and truly spectacular voice acting play no small part in this.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': Groose starts out as a an amusing JerkJock, but through CharacterDevelopment, becomes Link's [[TheLancer Lancer]] after a particularly FunnyMoment. Both of these combined made him both an EnsembleDarkHorse ''and'' a MemeticBadass.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': Revali is an egotistical ArcherArchetype who dislikes Link for overshadowing his own skills by virtue of being TheChosenOne, in contrast to the other Champions who adore Link. Fans still found Revali endearing for this.
* Overlord Zetta from ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' will proudly and [[LargeHam hammily]] boast that he's the "Most badass freakin' overlord in the Cosmos", and the fans love him for it.
* Sovereign from ''VideoGame/MassEffect1''. You get a grand total of one conversation with him in the game, which consists entirely of him bragging about himself and how [[spoiler:the Reapers will destroy galactic civilization]]. And it's quite one of the best moments of the games.
%%** In the sequels, Harbinger for the same reasons.
* ''VideoGame/ThePowerOfTheSun'': Pyrrhon the "self-proclaimed" Sun God from VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising is starting to become this. His Tumblr page is all about how awesome he is and why there can be no one as awesome as Pyrrhon.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
** Sonic himself. It can be easy to forget nowadays, but he's still quite the braggart and is proud of his SuperSpeed, and it was his "attitude" that made him a worldwide cultural icon in the first place. It helped that even with his ego, he's a hero that's not too proud to admit to needing help from his friends.
** Shadow, to his fans at least. He's far more arrogant than Sonic, and quite possibly anybody in the series besides some of the villains, but he shows consistently that only Sonic can match him.
* Gig from ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' is an arrogant jerk with the overall demeanor of a delinquent teenager who has no respect for anybody, and it's hilarious. Plus he's every bit as a much of badass as his constant bragging claims; in fact, he's likely the game's most popular character.
* ''VideoGame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'' gives us [[spoiler:Alarak, the First Ascendant (later Highlord) of the Tal'darim)]]. He is a megalomaniac, arrogant jerk who treats his allies and minions as slaves, constantly boasts about his fighting skills, and constantly mocks allies and enemies alike. However, he ''is'' genuinely powerful ([[spoiler:case in point, when he and Vorazun goes to destroy Aiur's psionic matrix, they come across a door guarding it. Alarak orders Vorazun to guard him while he charges up power. If you expect him to charge power to break down the door, '''''you're wrong.''''' He charges power and blasts a beam of energy '''''through''''' the door into the power unit and obliterates it. Vorazun herself is stunned at this display]]), and is brave enough to '''''[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu yell in Amon's face to come at him]]''''', [[EnsembleDarkhorse so he has become one of the most memorable characters.]] It helps that he likes to constantly annoy Artanis for no good reason and happens to have some of the game's funniest lines.[[note]]The fact that he is voiced by [[JohnDeLancie John de Lancie]] doesn't hurt either[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'': Johnny Cage is at his douchiest best in the reboot, and this is the game that turned him around into a huge EnsembleDarkhorse. His massively inflated ego that nonetheless hides a heart of solid gold lends him to several hilarious moments, and in the sequel, he backs up the bravado by embarrasing none other than ''[[spoiler: Shinnok]]''.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'': Vega is about as narcissistic as you can get, but does have his fans.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''
** [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowser Bowser]]. He's a massive ham with equally massive ego, but he can back every claim. When pitted against another threat, he'll stomp it to pieces and burn it to ashes. His massive armies follow him not out of fear, but out of respect and admiration. Against anyone other than Mario and Luigi, he's unstoppable, verging on TheJuggernaut.
** Wario. He's a greedy, selfish jerkass who cares for nobody except himself (and beats up everyone in his way), but that's exactly why his fans like him. Cause there's something admirable about just how honest the guy is about his ambitions and motivations. Best seen in his Crowdfarter video meant to promote ''Game & Wario'', where he actually just outright says 'you give me your money so I can make my dreams come true'.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
** Mima, an evil spirit from the early games, is a chronic liar who falsely claimed to be a deity while talking ''to'' the goddess of a demon world, yet she backs her arrogance up with the power to defeat said goddess. In the eyes of the fandom she can do stuff like the "[[https://youtu.be/vKFXhxVvysE?t=8m8s Twilight Spark]]" despite not possessing any similar attacks in the games.
** Also, Miko from later in the series. Known for making herself available just in case people feel they need an immortal GodEmperor to lead them to prosperity. But until then she'll just work on achieving [[EnlightenmentSuperpowers enlightenment]] and ascending bodily into heaven. Even the BossSubtitles seem to agree, labeling her the ''Almighty Taoist Ruler of the Universe''.
** There is also Marisa, one of the playable characters. A chronic liar [[note]]She lied right into the face of the highest-ranked judge of the underworld who ''accused her of lying too much''[[/note]], perpetual thief [[note]]books, especially, just ask Patchouli Knowledge[[/note]], snarky (just like Alice), loves explosions and superior firepower [[note]]like her trademark Masterspark (which she ''also'' stole, from Yuuka) and you can ask Nitori about that[[/note]] and ''has'' the power to back up her various claims like how she's the only person to rival Reimu when it comes to youkai hunting and incident solving. She's also directly related to Mima above, who is either her mother or mentor, possibly even both. Unlike Reimu however, Marisa achieved everything through strict training and can be surprisingly humble, so overall it's no wonder why she is so popular.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'': [[CloudCuckoolander Papyrus]] is a self-assured egomaniac skeleton with delusions of adequacy, and is quite possibly the funniest thing in the game because of the sharp contrast between said ego and his lovably enthusiastic and helpful demeanor. Helps that he doesn't put down anyone else either: He's very convinced you're an awesome person, just like he is. Add that to his "fabled Blue Attack", and probably the only reason he's easy enough to be fought so early in the game is because he's just too nice to actually try to hurt you.
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has the one and only Hector Birtwistle, H.B. for short. Valedictorian of his class, convinced of his own superiority, has ladies fawning over him with one referring to him as "Dreamy [=McGlasses=]", and prefaces his called attacks with "superior". Throw in [[MrFanservice his good looks]] and the innate humor in his dialogue, mix in some CharacterDevelopment to allow him to respect your PlayerCharacter as a worthy rival, and season with capable battle [=AI=] for an EnsembleDarkhorse.

* In ''Webcomic/{{Kurami}}'', [[BigBeautifulWoman Bree Kay]] has massive amounts of self-confidence, and the [[InsistentTerminology friendbase]] ''love'' her.
* Admiral Leonardo van Ostrand from ''Webcomic/{{Clockwork}}'' is plenty full of himself, introducing himself to the protagonist as "Owner of the world's finest airship! And the world's most handsome face." His confidence and warm, friendly demeanor are so infectious, though, that it's hard to mind his ego too much.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Seto Kaiba in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'': "I ''am'' on a drug: its called ''SETO'' '''''FREAKING''''' ''KAIBA!!!''" In fact, his focus episode in ''The Cancelled Series'' season (parodying the Virtual World arc) has the highest view count of all the episodes on [=CardGamesFTW=].
* ''Literature/IlivaisX'': Mille Chanteau is nothing short of cool, and she ''knows'' this, and it's assured that she'll generate at least one BadassBoast a day.
* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': Spoony's Bard character in [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]], Tandem the Spoony. In his ''WebVideo/CounterMonkey'' series, Spoony recounts how he hyped Tandem up as the "Greatest Swordsman in the World" despite not having very good combat stats. As it turns out [[BornLucky through some incredibly lucky dice rolls]] and [[CombatPragmatist clever tactics]], Tandem managed to consistently win against characters with far better stats than his own.
* Tony Stark in ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'''s "Iron Man vs Lex Luthor." His [[spoiler: PreMortemOneLiner before destroying Luthor]] goes as such:
--> '''Tony:''' Being a God canít be too hard. I mean, [[BlaseBoast Iím the most intelligent, capable person on the planet.]] Iím not playing God. All this timeÖ [[BlasphemousBoast Iíve been playing human.]]"
* Batman in the Super Cafe segments in ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded''. He believes he can do anything, "Because I'm BATMAN!!".

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Sterling Archer. His giant ego makes him brush off his {{Jerkass}} behavior and think the lives of everyone in the office revolve around him, but it's also the source of most of the humor and many of the messed-up situations on the show. His badass moments in the field more than explain why his ego is so gigantic.
* ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Toph from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has proclaimed herself to be the greatest Earthbender in the world. That was after her captors (who had caught her by surprise) [[TemptingFate told her that not even the greatest Earthbender in the world could bend metal, and thus free themselves from the metal box she was locked in]], and she proceeded to ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome invent Metalbending]]''.
** In the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Toph is still more than a little smug when we meet her again, but the mantle of Most Entertaining Egotist is passed on to Varrick, a [[LargeHam very loud]] and [[{{Keet}} very energetic man]] who is sublimely convinced that he's the most important thing in the world and everyone will instantly forgive his misdeeds. He's ''almost'' right - for two seasons after TheReveal the other characters don't really trust him unless they have to, but the fanbase loves him because of his ham-acting and surprisingly quick thinking.
%%* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
* Bender from ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}''.
--> '''Amy:''' Us? How can you possibly blame us?
--> '''Bender:''' It wasn't easy. It just proves how great I am.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** Bill Cipher is astonishingly popular among the fanbase with the fact that he's so confident in his master plans while having fun with it.
** Same with Probabilitor the Annoying in "Dungeons, Dungeons & More Dungeons." He's got a bit of an ego for playing a game where he is the main villain, but you have to admit that he's fairly competent.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Even though [[MilesGloriosus Trixie]] is an arrogant egotist, her [[LargeHam hamminess]] has earned her quite a few fans.
** Rainbow Dash and Rarity can both be arrogant as well, but their respective abilities and ties to their friends make this an [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold endearing trait]] rather than a crippling inability (though there are certain episodes that are built around [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] these aspects of their personalities).
** [[JerkassGod Discord]] also qualifies. Granted, he's certainly [[ManipulativeBastard quite]] [[LackOfEmpathy malicious]], and [[spoiler: his overconfidence is one of the big reasons he's defeated at the end of his two-episode appearance]]. However, he's amassed a very large fanbase due to how [[LaughablyEvil fun he is]] [[LargeHam to watch]], and due to the fact that he can certainly [[RealityWarper back up]] [[SmugSuper his cockiness]]. [[spoiler:He eventually returns in Season 3 and agrees to nix the "malicious" part while nevertheless retaining said ego -- i.e, ReformedButNotTamed.]]
* Sardonyx from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' certainly thinks very highly of herself [[spoiler:due to the confidence boost Pearl has while being fused with Garnet]]. She clearly loves being herself and has a bit of an ego while doing a mission, and her fans love her for it.
* Lord Hater, judging by how popular he is with ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' fans, especially on tumblr. The fact that his ego and insecurities are incredibly hilarious helps.
* Apocalypse's incarnation in the 90s ''X-Men'' is a [[TheSociopath heartless]] megalomaniac with a [[AGodIAm MASSIVE god complex]] who sees the world as it is as unfit to exist and needs to be [[OmnicidalManiac wiped from existence]] and created anew in his vision, scoffs at morality besides his own, and views himself as invincible ([[InvincibleVillain he's]] [[HeroKiller on the money with that one]]). But, the fans found the [[BadassBoast bragging he does so epic]], which along with his [[InvincibleVillain ability to easily back up]] the MANY [[BadassBoast Badass Boasts]] [[EvilIsCool made him such an appealing villain]].