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Bragging Theme Tune

A subtrope of Expository Theme Tune where instead of describing the plot, the whole... uh... theme of the song is about just how amazing a character is, describing how all his enemies pale in comparison and how his attacks and powers will rip them to shreds.

Compare Boastful Rap, where the artist makes one about himself, or I Am Great Song, where a character sings this about himself in-show. Inversion of The Villain Sucks Song, which is about how amazing the villain is not.


Examples

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Kirby: Right Back at Ya!'s opening is about how Kirby's the hero, how he's powerful, and how he's able to defeat any foe.
    • On more of an advertisement level, the American commercial of Kirby's Nightmare in Dream Land is this too. Because you know, American Kirby Is Hardcore.
    He's a man of many, many faces!
    He may be pink...
    But he's really dangerous!
    Every enemy he meets...
    He sucks them up and takes away their powers!
    KIRBY! Nightmare in Dream Land!
  • Dare da?! Dare da?! Dare daaaaa?!
  • Shinzo Ningen Casshan has an opening narration that talks about the enemy army, the Andro Army, on how they are dangerous. It ends with "If Casshan can't do it, who can?" It is then proceeded by Isao Sasaki singing how strong Casshan is, how his attacks are powerful, and how Casshan can destroy the Andro Army. It ends with calling Friender's various forms (FRIENDER JET!).
  • The opening of Hurricane Polymar describes how amazing the Hariken technique is, complete with him performing the techniques during the opening. Oh, and... DAN DAN DAN DAN DUN BABANG BAN BAN TORYAAAAAAAAAA~
  • Most Super Robot shows (often combined with Calling Your Attacks), including
  • Speed Racer and its next gen Spin-Off:
    Here he comes! Here comes Speed Racer! He's a demon on wheels!
    He's a demon and he's gonna be chasin' after someone!
    He's gainin' on ya so you better look alive!
    He's busy revvin' up the powerful Mach 5!
    And when the odds are against him and there's dangerous work to do
    You bet your life Speed Racer will see it through!
    • The original Japanese version (Mach Go Go Go) also had one, but while both use the same tune, the Japanese one was more about the car then the person driving it.
  • All versions of Cutie Honey use the same song, which talks about how hot Honey is and how nice her breasts and butt are.
    • Also see Honey's spiritual descendant, Majokko Meg-chan, with a theme song in which the singer (Meg herself) boasts about how she can easily manipulate boys with her coquettish behaviors.
    (Rough English translation): Although I don't wear any makeup, you still have a crush on me. When I cry my pearly tears, boys fall to their knees!
  • The Canadian, French, Italian, German and Dutch versions of Sailor Moon (the original, not so much)
    • Although Stars' theme might count as one...
    • The DiC English theme especially:
    Fighting evil by moonlight
    Winning love by daylight
    Never running from a real fight
    She is the one named Sailor Moon!
  • The German version of Rose of Versailles : "Lady Oscar! Lady Oscar! She can fight like a man! She can fence and ride! She makes miracles happen, overcomes dangers (...) and is still always ladylike!
  • JAM Project's own Masaaki Endoh wrote his own SuperRobot/Sentai-esque theme song about how awesome he is.
  • Well it isn't an official Theme Tune, Sogeking's song in One Piece definitely fits here.
    • Heck the 4Kids theme song of One Piece counts.
    His name's Zolo; he's just like a samurai, and an L-A-D-Y, Nami's not shy. The pirate crew, coming through doing their thing with the king of the pirates; he's gonna be king!
    • The dub changed with the addition of new characters
    His name's Zolo; just like a samurai, and an L-A-D-Y, Nami's not shy. Ussop's doin' that marksman thing, Sanji's cookin', Chopper's doctoring.
  • The American version of Maya the Bee:
    See her flying through the air
    Buzzing here and buzzing there
    Saying "Catch me if you dare!"
    Busy buzzing everywhere.
    • The German version counts as well:
    And this Bee I'm talking about is called Maya
    Little, smart, cheeky bee, Maya
    Maya flies through her world
    Shows us the things she likes.
  • In a spectacularly campy and flamboyant way only possible for the The Ginyu Force, Dragon Ball Kai gave them their own self-sung theme song.
    Yes, we are—
    We've arrived,
    The most elite soldiers in the universe!
    We even shut up whining kids!
    We're the Ginyu Force!
    Yes, we are—
    We'll show you our special fighting pose;
    You'd better kneel before its beauty!
    Ginyu Force rules! Ginyu Force rules! Ginyu Force rules! Ginyu Force rules!
  • "Usopp Drop" from One Piece, although considering Usopp, a fair amount of it is lies.
  • "Unbeatable", the opening theme song to Pokťmon: Advanced Battle, qualifies as one of these.
  • "Tobe! Gandamu!", the opening theme to Mobile Suit Gundam with "Ginga he mukatte tobe yo, Gandamu! Kidou Senshi! Gandamu... Gandamu!" which translates directly into "Fly to the edge of the galaxy, Gundam! Mobile Warrior! Gundam... Gundam!". The whole song is a bit bragging, but mainly the last part. Andrew W.K. translated that part into "Fly away into the deep outer space, Gundamu! Mobile Warrior! Gundamu... Gundamu!", which still brags quite a bit, and sounds cool anyway.
  • Although it dosen't explicitly brag about his exact abilities, Ichigo of Bleach's theme tune is called Number One. Does any more need to be said?
  • The first Slayers series' opening song contains a fair bit of this, sung in first person by the protagonist's voice actress no less.
  • Soul Eater has Black Star's theme song:
    I walk, everyone watches. I speak, everyone listens.
    If you think I am just showing off, you're dead wrong.
    All of you just don't know- you just don't know how great I am.
    There is no one who can destroy me. I can never be defeated.
    • Not to be outdone, Death The Kid's own theme is fairly boastful:
    Not enough for me to satisfy?
    Any mistakes, let's clarify!
    Let's post it on a classified:
    find the bad and boom! Bye-bye!
    Do it together with my entourage,
    place your head in the back of garage!
    Have a little sale and sell you cheap!
    So please, get out, you're outta my league!

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 
  • Cinderella has a main title song that proclaims Cinderella's beauty and grace, albeit in a way that sounds classy compared to other examples of this trope.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Bullshot. A jaunty 1930s-style song praising the hero plays over the end credits.
    Bullshot! Gosh you've done it again. You've saved the human race.
    Bullshot! With your dazzling brain, and every hair in place!
    You make the ladies' hearts go pitter-patter
    'Cause you're every inch a man.
    Bullshot! Yes you've done it again, as only Bullshot can.
  • Subverted in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. John Slade explains to Jack Spade that the guys following him around are playing his theme music. At the end of the movie, a rap group appears and begins a song about Jack.
  • The puppet's song about Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • The entire soundtrack to Ultramarines consists of this. The fact that it's written in the style of Astartes battle hymns makes it a lot more sensible, however.
  • "Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks?/Shaft!/Who's the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all around?/SHAFT!"
  • "FLASH! AAAAAA!/Saviour of the universe!/FLASH! AAAA!/He'll save every one of us!/FLASH! AAAAA!/He's a miracle/FLASH! AAAA!/King of the impossible!/He's save every one of us, stand for every one of us/Every woman, every child, he's a mighty/Flash!"
  • "Yor's world, he's the man! Yor's world, he's the maa-an!"
  • Nearly every James Bond film has one of these.
  • As has the Italian knock-off OK Connery aka Operation Double 007. By Ennio Morricone, no less.
    ''HE thrills me, HE kills me, HE gives me the feeling maybe it's love...**
  • "Star Spangled Man" from Captain America: The First Avenger.
  • Spaceballs, mixed with Villain Song. Warning us to watch our backs, lest they take out their anger by destroying our planet. They chose to play this as everything is going to hell and the Spaceballs are evacuating their soon to be exploding ship.
  • Ernest Rides Again begins with this little ditty;
    There once was a man named Worrell- Ernest P. Worrell!
    Even as a lad he was sensitive and caring
    As cunning as a fox and as slippery as a herring
    Whimsical and mellow
    A hale and hearty fellow
    Not formal... Not normal
  • In Spy Hard, Weird Al sings a theme tune that, while not just being a parody of James Bond theme songs, is dedicated entirely to how awesome the main character supposedly is.
  • Johnny English, another secret agent parody, has a similarly-themed theme.
  • The campy film adaptation of Doc Savage has a lengthy theme that plays several times during the movie in case we need reminding how awesome this Pulp Magazine superhero is.
    Have no Fear, the Man of Bronze is here.
    Peace will come to all who find
    Doc Savage, Doc Savage.
    He's a friend to all Mankind.
    Pure of heart and mind!
    Who will make crime disappear?
    Doc Savage, Doc Savage
    Part hero and pioneer.
    Thank the Lord he's here!

    Live-Action TV 
  • The uncut version of "Go Go Power Rangers", and likely some other Power Rangers and Super Sentai songs as well.
    No one can ever take them down.
    The power lies on their si-e-i-e-i-e-i-e-i-e-ide!
    Go go Power Rangers! Go go Power Rangers! Go go Power Rangers!
    You Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers!
  • From Xena: Warrior Princess. Joxer The Mighty writes and performs his own theme song.
  • Parodied on Mystery Science Theater 3000. The Mads penned a sitcom theme song for themselves and performed it, then ordered Mike and the Bots to do the same. Tom Servo had one of this variety (set to "O Fortuna") all ready to go, which the Amazing Colossal Episode Guide describes as "pure bombast."
  • The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo. Subverted in that it plays over a montage of the Sheriff and his deputies repeatedly stuffing up.
    There is a man a legend tells, who stands for what is right.
    Like Wyatt Earp he never shirks, or cowers from a fight.
    He is our Sheriff Lobo, mighty Sheriff Lobo. Heart of gold, oh Lobo—Keep us strong!
    He has no fear, he's always here, his morale stands alone.
    A man of dreams, who guards our things as if they were his own.
    He walks the streets from early dawn, he stands behind our laws.
    Both big and small, he bends them all, who dares to fight his cause.
    He is our Sheriff Lobo, mighty Sheriff Lobo. Heart of gold, oh Lobo—Keep us strong.
    • Also subverted because the lyrics are ambiguous. Especially "...guards our things as if they were his own" and "...stands behind our laws. Both big and small, he bends them all...".
  • Not exactly a theme tune, but it probably counts:
    Day Man! AAAAAA!/Fighter of the Night Man! AAAAAA!/Champion of the sun! AAAAAA!/You're a master of karate and friendship for everyone/Day Man!
  • The opening credits of Harry and Paul portray its stars as Communist-style dictators, accompanied by a patriotic anthem praising them in the same style.
  • Ozzy Osbourne composed one as the opening credits theme for Dog The Bounty Hunter.
  • Frasier
    • Frasier was once told to get a jingle for his Show Within a Show. He goes over the top, hiring a full orchestra and conducting a ridiculous bragging theme tune.
    Whom can you turn to for prompt diagnosis?
    A fetish or fantasy; sex or psychosis?
    No problem at all, let us handle your call.
    On our show, On our show!
    Bring us your traumas, Your latent neurosis.
    Erectile dysfunction, Bed-Wetting, narcosis.
    There's no need for shame, you can use a false name.
    On our show! On our show!

    Niles: (spoken) Who dares enter the dark labyrinth of the human mind? What festering secrets are buried in the recesses of the subconscious? Lurid images, lewd desires, guilty pleasures, strange compulsions. The whole catalogue of human behaviour, from the aberrant to the monstrous, lurks behind a locked door to which one man holds the key!
    So if you are stymied, to find a prognosis,
    And ask yourself, just like Freud, "Himmel, was los ist?"
    note 
    Stop scratching your head, Let us cure it instead.
    On our show! On our show!
    Now here is the man, to explain,
    The tortured terrain, of your brain,
    The man who feels everyone's pain,
    Dr Crane!
    Dr Crane!
    Frasier Crane!
    • In contrast, Frasier's ending credits theme (which is sung by the character of Frasier, not just Kelsey Grammer) is more self-deprecating and self-aware than Frasier normally is, actually admitting that "And maybe I seem a bit confused / Well maybe ó but I got you pegged! / But I don't know what to do with these tossed salads and scrambled eggs", something he rarely acknowledges onscreen.
  • Teddy Z, he's the man to see, uh huh/He's got the key to your fantasy, uh huh/If you want your star on the boulevard, power, fortune, or fame/Call on Teddy...cause he can play that game/Teddy Z, he's the man to see, uh huh/You'll go far/He's in charge of your reality/He'll make you a star/Just call up...The Famous Teddy Z
  • Parodied on Boy Meets World when Eric decides he wants to be a detective on TV.
    When a crime breaks out, all the cute girls shout,
    Get the...good looking guy!
    When there's a crime out there, he's gonna...
    Comb his hair, cause he's the...good looking guy!
  • Raised in the woods so's he knew every tree / Killed him a bear when he was only three / Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
    • Fess Parker went on to play another famous frontiersman, Daniel Boone, whose theme song consisted of outright Chuck Norris Facts. He was tall as a mountain, could tear down a forest, could freeze rivers by glaring at them...
  • In-Universe example: "Barney Stinson! Barney Stinson! That guy's awesome! This isn't Barney Stinson singing this song! That would be really lame!"
  • Stanley Tweedle of Lexx not only wrote his own, but forced his enemies to perform it on pain of death. It starts by proclaiming him a god and gets more overblown from there.
    At night we croon by the light of the moon
    Of his courage and his creed
    Heigh-ho there he goes, oh woe for his foes
    Long live the Tweedle seed
  • The Six Million Dollar Man had a seldom-heard theme tune in which Dusty Springfield gushed that "he's the man!"
    Beat him if you can / Love him if you can!
  • Parodied for the opening credits theme of the first (Middle Ages) season of Blackadder, which pretends to be this but is actually a covert The Villain Sucks Song.
    Black Adder, Black Adder, with many a cunning plan!
    Black Adder, Black Adder, you horrid little man!
  • Queen's theme song for Highlander, "Princes of the Universe."
    I am immortal, I have inside me blood of kings
    I have no rival, no man can be my equal
  • In Red Dwarf we discover that Arnold Rimmer has one sung by tiny munchkin versions of himself.
    If you're in trouble he will save the day
    He's brave and he's fearless come what may
    Without him the mission would go astray
    He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
    Without him life would be much grimmer
    He's handsome, trim, and no-one slimmer
    He will never need a zimmer
  • ''And Then There's Maude" is a mild example, comparing that show's "uncompromisin', enterprisin', anything-but-tranquilizin'" title character with Lady Godiva, Joan of Arc, Isadora Duncan, and Betsy Ross.
  • The old Davy Crockett TV show had one.
  • Parodied (hilariously) in The Mary Tyler Moore Show spin-off, Phyllis
    Whooooo maaaaakes theeeee fog surrounding the Golden Gate simply disappear?
    Phyllis! Phyllis!
    Who makes the warning bells on the cable cars play "The Gang's All Here"?
    Phyllis! Phyllis!
    Who charms the crabs of Fisherman's Wharf right outta their shells?
    Who lights the lamps of Chinatown just by walking in view?
    Who?
    Phyllis! Phyllis! Phyllis, it's sure isn't you!''
  • Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman
    All the world is waiting for you
    and the power you possess
    In your satin tights
    Fighting for your rights
    And the old Red, White and Blue...

    Music 

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Triple H's "The Game"
    I am The Game, you don't wanna play me!
    I am control, no way you can shake me!
    I am heavy debt, no way you can pay me!
    I am the pain, and I know you can't take me!
    Look over your shoulder, ready to run
    Like a good little bitch from a smoking gun!
    I am the game and I make the rules
    So move on out or you can die like a fool
    Try to figure out what my move's gonna be
    Come on over, sucker, why don't you ask me?
    Don't you forget there's a price you can pay
    'Cause I am the game and I want to play!
    • And then there's "King of Kings". The fact that it uses one of Jesus' titles pretty much says it all.
  • Hulk Hogan's "Real American" probably also qualifies.
    • Although it isn't actually about him. It was originally the theme for Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham.
  • The Undertaker used "American Badass" as his theme tune for a while during his Badass Biker phase.
  • Shawn Michaels' "Sexy Boy".
    I think I'm cute, I know I'm sexy!
    I got the looks, that drive the girls wild!
    I got the moves, that really move them!
    I send chills, up and down their spines!
    I'm just a sexy boy! Sexy boy!
    I'm not your boy toy! Boy toy!
    I'm just a sexy boy! Sexy boy!
    I'm not your boy toy! Boy toy!
    I make them hot, I make the shiver!
    Their knees go weak, whenever I'm around!
    They see me walk, they hear me talk!
    I make them feel, like they're on Cloud 9!
    I'm just a sexy boy! Sexy boy!
    I'm not your boy toy! Boy toy!
    I'm just a sexy boy! Sexy boy!
    I'm not your boy toy! Boy toy!
    Eat your heart out girls! Hands off the merchandise!
  • Aja Kong's theme, "Jungle Emperor":
    God got up one morning, He was in an ugly mood,
    He was sick of floods and plagues, He wanted something really rude,
    He made a big piranha out of broken glass and glue,
    Then He gave her two legs and a nasty attitude.
    Well, the Sahara was a jungle 'till she ripped out all the trees,
    Then she looked up at the mountaintops, they all began to freeze,
    The sun gave her a cold until she set it on fire,
    You can see her for yourself if you think that I'm a liar!
    God made the Devil just for fun,
    When He wanted the real thing, He made Aja Kong!
  • John Cena used to have one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHTg6Ga0kaA
  • Dolph Ziggler's second most recent entrance(some of it is sampled in the one which followed): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2fgKLfqslM
    I am perfection, PERFECTION!
    ...
    So take your best shot
    Give it all you've got, COME ON!
    ...
    Some things are exactly what they seem
    I will define the things you dream
    Go check the scores again
    I'll come out a perfect ten
    They broke the mold when they made me
    ...
    I hold your life here in my hands
    Though you try hard to understand
    Your little mind won't turn
    Those little wheels will burn
    You'll recognize just who I am
    ...
    Things just come easier to me
    What you work hard for, I get free
    With no excuses made, I got all my dues paid
    And I stand here, so you can see
  • Steven Regal is a Real Man's Man.

    Puppet Shows 
  • Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons ending theme lyrics.
    ...To his Martian foes, a dangerous name, a superman...
    They crash him, and his body may burn, they smash him, but they know he'll return to live again...
    Though the Mysterons plan to conquer the Earth, this indestructible man will show what he's worth.

    Sports 
  • Just about every AFL team has one.
    • Adelaide Crows: "We're the pride of South Australia, We're the mighty Adelaide Crows!"
    • Brisbane Lions: "Go Lions! Brisbane Lions! We'll kick the winning score! You will hear our mighty roar!"
    • Carlton Blues: "We're the team that never lets you down!"
    • Collingwood Magpies: "Oh, the premiership's a cakewalk, for the good old Collingwood!"
    • Essendon Bombers: "See the Bombers fly up, up, to win the premiership flag!"
    • Fremantle Dockers: "We're gonna roll 'em and we'll rock 'em! Gonna send 'em to the bottom! And if they get up, we'll do it again!"
    • Geelong Cats: "We are Geelong, the greatest team of all!"
    • Gold Coast Suns, like Hawthorn, brag more about effort: "We're the team who never say die!"
    • Greater Western Sydney Giants: "We're the Greater Western Sydney Giants, we're the biggest and the best"
    • Hawthorn averts it - I don't think "We love our club and we play to win" or "Come what may you'll find us striving, teamwork is the thing that talks" count as bragging.
    • Melbourne Demons: "It's a grand old (premiership) flag, it's a high-flying flag!". Not as blatant as some of the others, granted.
    • North Melbourne Kangaroos: "North Melbourne will be champions, just you wait and see!"
    • Port Adelaide Power: "We'll never stop, stop, stop, 'till we're top, top, top!"
    • Richmond Tigers: "We're behind, but never mind, we'll fight and fight and win!"
    • St Kilda Saints: "Oh how I want to be in St Kilda, when the Saints go marching in!"
    • Sydney Swans: "Whether the odds be great or small, Swans will go in and win over all!"
    • West Coast Eagles: "We're the big birds, kings of the big game, we're the Eagles, we're flying high!"
    • Western Bulldogs: "'cause you can't beat the boys of the Bulldog breed, the team of the mighty west!"
  • Channel 9's World Series Cricket theme, "C'mon Aussie C'mon", combines this with Patriotic Fervor:
Lillee's pounding down like a machine
Pascoe's making divots in the green
Marshy's taking wickets
Hookesy's clearing pickets
And the Chappells' eyes have got that killer gleam
Mr. Walker's playing havoc with the bats
Redpath, it's good to see you back
Lairdy's making runs
Dougie's chewing gum
And Gilmour's wielding willow like an axe
  • And then Shannon Noll's version turned it Up to Eleven, although admittedly it was at a time when Australia was, undisputedly, the number one cricket team in the world:

They're not just getting runs
They're out there smashing tons
Spinning big-time records back-to-back.
  • The 1983/84 version actually subverted this, building up Pakistan and the West Indies as major threats to Australia:
The black clouds are swirling overhead
They're coming, the teams the others dread
The Pakis, the Windies, both want to win this series
They'll make the turf a dangerous place to tread
Mufasa, Javed and Imran Khan
And there's Richards, Lloyd and Big Bird, mahn
The hardest teams on Earth
Will be treading on our turf
There's thunder down under coming on
  • Name an BPL team. Any BPL team. Chances are, they have an anthem that tells of how awesome they are.
  • Many supporters of football clubs sing songs about their favorite players or club legends.
  • In Rugby League the South Sydney Rabbitohs' song goes as far as to list all the teams Souths beat in grand finals:
(To the tune of "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah"):
They mauled the Balmain Tigers,
Slew the Dragons from St. George,
The Seagulls and the Mounties next
Were crushed with mighty force
They humbled Parramatta
And the Berries in due course
They wear the RED & GREEN

(CHORUS)

They plucked the Western Magpies,
Slashed the Newtown bag of blue
The Eastern Suburbs rooster crowed,
And then was conquered too
The greatest name in any game
Within South Sydney grew
They wear the RED & GREEN
  • From New Orleans, the Saints have their fans' theme song, chanted at every game by fans and players alike.
    Who 'Dat?! Who 'Dat?! Who 'Dat say 'dey gon' beat 'dose Saints?!
    • Emphasis is placed on the exclamation point because it's not exactly used as a question. Translation from the gumbo pot of language that consists of Cajun, French, Spanish, White, Black, Asian, etc. that is "Yat", "Who is that? Who is that? Who is that who says they will defeat the Saints?"
      • Yes, this is coming from a New Orleanian. Yes, we are literate. We like to mix everything into the Jambalaya, not just what the system wants.

    Theater 
  • Cyrano de Bergerac: Cyrano improvises a poem about the life of a Gascon Cadet at Act II Scene VII. You can read it complete if you follow the link.
    CYRANO '(making two steps toward De Guiche):
    My Lord de Guiche, permit that I presentó (pointing to the cadets):
    The bold Cadets of Gascony,
    Of Carbon of Castel-Jaloux!
    Brawling and swaggering boastfully,
    The bold Cadets of Gascony!
    Spouting of Armory, Heraldry,
    Their veins a-brimming with blood so blue,
    The bold Cadets of Gascony,
    Of Carbon of Castel-Jaloux:

    Eagle-eye, and spindle-shanks,
    Fierce mustache, and wolfish tooth!
    Slash-the-rabble and scatter-their-ranks;
    Eagle-eye and spindle-shanks,
    With a flaming feather that gayly pranks,
    Hiding the holes in their hats, forsooth!
    Eagle-eye and spindle-shanks,
    Fierce mustache, and wolfish tooth!

    'Pink-your-Doublet' and 'Slit-your-Trunk'
    Are their gentlest sobriquets;
    With Fame and Glory their soul is drunk!
    'Pink-your-Doublet' and 'Slit-your-Trunk,'
    In brawl and skirmish they show their spunk,
    Give rendezvous in broil and fray;
    'Pink-your-Doublet' and 'Slit-your-Trunk'
    Are their gentlest sobriquets!

    What, ho! Cadets of Gascony!
    All jealous lovers are sport for you!
    O Woman! dear divinity!
    What, ho! Cadets of Gascony!
    Whom scowling husbands quake to see.
    Blow, 'taratara,' and cry 'Cuckoo.'
    What, ho! Cadets of Gascony!
    Husbands and lovers are game for you!

    • In one musical rendition of Cyrano de Bergerac penned by Leslie Bricusse and composed by Frank Wildhorn, Cyrano gives one to his troops to rally them before the battle:

    Here is the cream of France
    You can tell at a glance
    Out numbered ten to one
    We don't run, we advance
    Soldiers of fortune, men in a million, in life's steady dance
    We hold our heads high, smile at the blue sky
    Live while we may live, die when we must die

    We are the Gascons!
    God loves the Gascons!
    No braver men on Earth
    God, bless the Gascons!
    God, save the Gascons!
    God only knows their worth
    Lovers of freedom
    Soldiers of God by birth

    Video Games 

    Web Comics 
  • The first Princess Pi comic opened with one.
    Wow! Oh my!
    It's Princess Pi
    She rushes to defend the weak
    She's really quite a guy
    Even though she's not a guy
    Her nails shine like justice
    And her skin's the color mocha
    Her private eyes are watching you
    She has more friends than Oprah!

    Web Original 
  • TROGDOR!!!
  • LINKARA! He is a man (PUNCH!), wears a purdy hat...
    • Also Santa Christ. He goes surfing in space and hangs out with Mr. T.
  • There are THREE of these in Milkquarious: You're Almost as Beautiful as Me, Have You Met My Muscles, and I Am the King.
  • Doctor Steel's song, "The Doctor Steel Show". A small bump of this song is played at the beginning of each episode of The Dr. Steel Show, and a slightly altered instrumental loop plays at the end of Episode 1.
    Deep underground with my robots
    Built Ďem out of toy parts
    Build an army and war starts.
    UFOs that throw a radium glow
    Into your skull it sinks
    Turn your brains into Shrinky Dinks.
    What fun, I built a Ronald McRay gun!
    Now this little puppetís about to get rough!
    Iím a man with a plan and a mechanical band
    Who canít do a little, cause he canít do enough.
    And as my armies rise
    They take to land and sky
    Youíll find the toys uprise inside
  • A possible Deconstruction is "Everyone's a Hero" from Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. The song is essentially trying to tell how great Hammer is while posing as an inspirational speech.
    • His introductory number, "A Man's Gotta Do," also counts- he actually interrupts Dr. Horrible's more melancholy version, then spends the rest of the song bragging and hitting on nearby women.
  • Battle On! the theme of TOME is a dueling bragging theme tune between Alpha and Kirbopher.
  • From RWBY, Yang's theme song, "I Burn", is entirely about how much better a fighter she is than everyone else. A bit curious since she never displays this kind of arrogance in the actual series.
    Reign supreme? In your dreams!
    You'll never make me bow!
    Kick my ass? I'm world-class!
    And Super Saiyan now!
    You're starting up a fight that you just can't finish
    Watch the little hearts while they scrape you off the floor
    Bringing out your rockets? Well, shoot 'em up, baby,
    High as you can go, but Iím the one whoís gonna soar!

    Western Animation 
  • The Sonic Sat AM cartoon
    Sonic! He can really move!
    Sonic! He's got attitude!
    Sonic! He's the fastest thing alive!
  • Spider-Man: "Spider man, spider man, Does whatever a spider can!"
  • Freakazoid!'s theme tune is a parody of the likes of Spider-Man, starting as this before descending into pure lunacy.
    • Hunt, hunt, hunt, he's the Huntsman!/"Into action!" is his cry!/From the forest to the city/he will run there in a jiffy/to sock evil in the eye!
    • Aren't we forgetting someone?
    He feels no pain
    He can fly quite fast
    In feats of strength
    He is unsurpassed
    His grip is firm
    Never quavery
    Britannia's superhero
    He's Lord Bravery.
    Lord Bravery!
    Lord Bravery!
    Lord Bra - ver - y!!!
  • The 80's Pryde of the X-Men cartoon did this.
    Magneto's hordes are on the way
    to pillage, burn and plunder
    But there's one team that will not yield
    The team that strikes like thunder
    X-Men! This is their day
    X-Men! Coming Your Way!
  • "Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! It's Superman!"
  • The Powerpuff Girls closing theme probably counts.
    Blossom! Commander and the leader!
    Bubbles! She is the joy and laughter!
    Buttercup! Cuz she's the toughest fighter!
    Powerpuffs save the day!
    Fighting crime trying to save the world!
    Here they come just in time: THE POW-ER-PUFF GIRLS!
  • Darkwing Duck: "When there's trouble you call DW!"
  • Both the 2003 and 2009 Strawberry Shortcake themes are like this.
    • 2003: "I know a girl, and there is no one sweeter. She's got the special touch. Best friend in the world, and when you get to meet her, you'll love her very much. (She's doing fine, growing better all the time!)"
    • 2009: "She may be small, no task is too tall. She'll be your best bud, just give her a call! She's got style extraordinary, she's so sweet and she's caring."
  • Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars had one of these.
  • The ending theme to Captain Planet, ironically often the most Bad Ass, exciting thing about the show.
  • The original Underdog show.
    When criminals in this world appear,
    And break the laws that they should fear,
    And frighten all who see or hear,
    The cry goes up both far and near for...
    Underdog! (x4)
    Speed of lightning! Roar of thunder!
    Fighting all who rob or plunder!
    Underdog! (x3)
  • American Dragon Jake Long's theme song brags too (although the visuals countermand it because it's obvious Jake isn't as awesome as the song says he is):
    He's hot, he's cool, as a frozen sun
    He's young and fast, he's the chosen one!
    People, we're not braggin'
    He's the American Dragon
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot brags in the first person as well, though Jenny has I Just Want to Be Normal to de-awesome it a bit.
    5 o'clock get a call to go blading at the skate park down by the mall
    but my mom says I gotta prevent hostile aliens from annihilating us all
    With the strength of a million and seventy men I guess I really shouldn't complain
    Still I wish I could go for a walk without rusting in the rain
    It's enough to fry my brain!
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures
    He's a man on a mission
    in armor of high tech ammunition
    Trapped on the edge of an endless game
    his teenage life will never be the same
    In a dangerous world, he does all he can
    He's Iron Man!
  • Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! has one as well.
    If you need a hero that's a name you should know!
  • Somewhat subverted in Producing Parker's theme song where the song is more of a pep talk to the main character.
    Your star's rising, on that you can bet. So grab a latte and get to the set. You've got a staff and the last laugh! Keeping it loose, you're the producer! Kick it, Parker!
  • The first run Ben 10:
    Armed with powers he's on the case
    Fighting off evil from earth or space
    He'll never stop 'til he makes them pay
    'Cause he's the baddest kid to ever save the day! Ben 10!
  • Megas XLR, more in tone than in lyrics...
    • It's right though. Everybody digs giant robots.
  • The animated adaptation of the Image comic WildC.A.T.s had one
    WildC.A.T.s , WildC.A.T.s
    We've got invincible power
    WildC.A.T.s , WildC.A.T.s
    Yaah!
    One and only WildC.A.T.s
    We're heroes, Not zeroes
    We got what, They fear so
    Here's the facts
    We got power to the max
    You know we're tough as nails
    When all else fails
    call WildC.A.T.s
    Nerves of steel
    WildC.A.T.s
    Here's the deal
    WildC.A.T.s
    Better watch out
  • The 60s The Mighty Hercules:
    Hercules, hero of song and story.
    Hercules, winner of ancient glory.
    Fighting for the right,
    Fighting with his might,
    With the strength of ten, ordinary men.
    Hercules, people are safe when near him.
    Hercules, only the evil fear him.
    Softness in his eyes,
    Iron in his thighs,
    Virtue in his heart,
    Fire in every part,
    Of the Mighty Hercules.
  • The Super 6 theme as sung by Gary Lewis and the Playboys:
    Meet the men of Super Service,
    facing danger just for kicks,
    half a dozen super strong men,
    who are called the Super 6.
    SUPER 6! SUPER 6!
    Battle criminals and all their evil games!
    SUPER 6! SUPER 6!
    Evildoers dread the mention of their names!
    Facing down the fear of darkness,
    giving crime an uppercut,
    five great thunderbolts of power,
    and a bolt who is a nut!
    SUPER 6! SUPER 6!
    They give their all for Super 6!
  • The Danny Phantom theme song:
    He could walk through walls, disappear and fly!
    He was much more unique than the other guys!
  • Parodied in the Futurama episode "Less than Hero."
    Superking has all the powers of a king
    Plus all the powers of Superman
    Also he's a robot
    Ain't it cool? Superking, you rule!
  • Not a Theme Tune, but otherwise a spot-on example:
    Prince Ali! Mighty is he! Ali Ababwa!
    Strong as ten regular men, definitely!
    He faced the galloping hordes
    A hundred bad guys with swords
    Who sent those goons to their lords?
    Why, Prince Ali!
  • In various of the theme tunes used by the UK and US Spot the Dog shorts:
    • ...He's soft and cuddly and he smiles a lot/if there ever was a pup to cheer you up...
    • ...With a smile and a laugh he can light up your day/Like the sun get over the hill/and his tail wiggle-wags 'cause he's ready to play...
    • ...Here he comes with a giggle and a hop/running so fast that he just can't stop...
      • The full version adds ...Wagging his tail, wanting to play/looking for whatever's coming his way...
  • A Theme Tune trope can't "boop-boop-a-doop" like Betty Boop can do.
  • The American version of the Animated Adaptation of Mega Man: while the bragging is only in the last two sentences of the theme ("Super fighting robot Mega Man, fighting to save the world!"), the overall musical tone and the opening animation itself is about how much Mega Man kicks ass.
  • The Teen Titans theme tune probably counts.
    When there's trouble, you know who to call! (Teen Titans!)
    From their tower, they can see it all! (Teen Titans!)
    When there's evil on the attack
    You can rest knowing they've got your back!
    'Cuz when the world needs heroes on patrol...
    TEEN TITANS, GO!
    • Cyborg has his own version.
      When there's trouble, you know what to do! (Call Cyborg!)
      He can shoot a rocket from his shoe! ('Cause he's Cyborg!)
      Dah dah doo dah, something like that, oh yeah!
      Na na na na, big fluffy cats, that's right!
  • The 90s Iron Man cartoon second season intro doesn't tell you much more than that his name is Iron Man; it seems pretty clear this is considered a good thing though.
    • The 60s theme tune is a better example:
      Tony Stark makes you feel
      He's the cool exec with a heart of steel.
      As IRON MAN all jets ablaze,
      He fights and smites with his repulsor ray!
      AMAZING ARMOR
      That's Iron Man!
      A BLAZE OF POWER
      That's Iron Man...
  • The old Donald Duck shorts (those released after 1947) had one performed by the Rhythmaires. In a fun subversion, it brags about virtues that Don actually lacks.
    Whoís got the sweetest disposition?
    One guess, thatís who?
    Who never, ever starts an argument? ("Hm?")
    Who never shows a bit of temper'ment?
    Who's never wrong, but always right? ("Yee-eeah?")
    Who'd never dream of starting a fight? ("'S that so?")
    Who gets stuck with all the bad luck?
    No one — ("Wakwakwakwak!") — but Donald Duck! ("YEAH!")
  • VeggieTales' superhero spoof, Larry Boy, also has a bragging theme song.
    Who do they call when Bumblyburg's in trouble?
    Who's got the suit with super-suction ears?
    There's no need to panic, 'cause this guy's manic,
    And you know that he'll save the day!
    You need a hand, he's right there on the double
    Hey, hey, he's on the way
    Purple and yellow! He's one super fellow!
    Larry-Boy! Larry-Boy! Lean and mean green machine!
    Larry-Boy! Larry-Boy! Out of sight, veg-o-mite! Larry-Boy!
  • Mighty Mouse's theme song:
    Mister Trouble never comes around,
    When he hears this mighty sound!
    That means that Mighty Mouse is on the way!
    Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right,
    Mighty Mouse will join the fight!
    On the sea or on the land,
    He gets the situation well in hand!
    So though we are in danger,
    There's no need to despair!
    For when we are in danger he is there!
    On the land! On the sea! In the air!
    We're not worrying at all!
    We're just waiting for his call!
    That means that Mighty Mouse is on the way!
  • Up's Muntz gets one over the closing credits (though the romantic tones don't seem to fit him).
    The freaks of nature span the globe, that's too big to deny.
    With canine guards we'll travel there and spit into their eye!
    I can't wait another day
    For my life to waste away.
    We'll make it a joint venture, before we're in our dentures.
    My Spirit of Adventure is you!
  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!/They're the world's most fearsome fighting team!/They're heroes in a half shell, and they're green!/When the evil Shredder attacks/These Turtle boys cut him no slack!"
  • " Wings of silver, nerves of steel!/Silverhawks!"
  • "Bravestarr! Bravestarr!/Eyes of the hawk, ears of the wolf!/Bravestarr! Bravestarr!/Strength of the bear, speed of the puma!"
  • 1966's The Marvel Super Heroes cartoon theme song for Captain America:
    When Captain America throws his mighty shield
    All those who chose to oppose his shield must yield
    If he's led to a fight
    And a duel is due
    Then the Red, and the White, and the Blue'll come through
    When Captain America throws his mighty shield!
  • Then we have:
    ThunderCats are on the move, ThunderCats are loose!
    Feel the magic, hear the roar, ThunderCats are loose!
  • " It's G.I. Joe against Cobra, the enemy/Fighting to save the day/He never gives up, he's always there/Fighting for freedom over land and air/G.I. Joe!/A Real American Hero, G.I. Joe is there!"
  • Parodied in the Phineas and Ferb episode "The Beak", in which the Beak's theme tune praises him by disparaging the listener:
    The Beak, the Beak,
    He's strong enough to move a mountain, you're pretty weak.
    (Seriously, what do you bench?)
  • Pepper Ann:
    Pepper Ann, Pepper Ann
    Marchin' in her own parade
    Pepper Ann, she's like one in a million!
    Pepper Ann, Pepper Ann
    Much too cool for 7th Grade
    Catch 'er if you can, Pepper Ann!
    No one's cooler than Pepper Ann!
    She's her own biggest fan Pepper Ann!
    Catch 'er if you can, Pepper Ann!
  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Gaston's theme song titled... Gaston
    No one shoots like Gaston!
    Makes those beauts like Gaston!
    Then goes tromping around wearing boots like Gaston!
    Gaston: I use antlers in all of my decorating!
    My what a guy... GASTON!
  • Billy, a Retired Badass from the Adventure Time episode "His Hero", has a theme tune bordering on Crazy Awesome.
    Who's the greatest warrior ever, a hero of renown?
    Who slayed an evil ocean? Who cast the Lich King down?
    Billy!
    And that time the evil Fire Count captured a damsel fair,
    Who saved her with such bravery, she offered him her hair?
    Billy!
    Billy!
  • The Mask's opening theme.
    I'm not any ordinary superhero!
    Not your everyday spandex-wearin' zero!
  • Several Shows Within A Show on The Simpsons.
    • Gabbo the ventriloquist's dummy proves that he "can do most anything": dance the hully gully, imitate Vin Scully, hand out shiny dimes, and travel back in time.
    • The closing rap to The Poke of Zorro boasts that the swordsman could "cut your butt from a '52 Ford."
    • The McBain film franchise:
    The rules that constrain other men,
    Mean nothing to McBain!
    The punches that bring pain to other men,
    Mean nothing to McBain!
    • A superhero spoof starring Bart and Lisa as Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl:
    He's a limber lad
    She's a powerful lass
    He'll wring your neck
    And she'll kick your ass
  • Fireman Sam, cause he's brave to the core / Sam is the hero next door!
  • The theme song of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes sounds pretty boastful, but not as much as other superhero theme songs do; half of it (not included here) has more to do with the world entering a period of chaos.
    Avengers, assemble!
    Always, we will fight as one!
    Until the battle's won, with evil on the run,
    We never come undone.
    Assemble, we are strong!
    Forever fight as one.
  • Tom Slick
    Let me tell you why
    He's the best of all the guys
  • Danger Mouse: He's the greatest / He's fantastic / Wherever there's danger he'll be there / He's the ace / He's amazing / He's the strongest he's the quickest he's the best / Danger Mouse! Danger Mouse! DANGER MOUSE!!!
  • Cosgrove Hall, makers of the stop-motion animation adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, also made a Spin-Off called Oh, Mr Toad! The opening theme was Toad's I Am Great Song from the book.
    The clever men at Oxford,
    Know all there is to be knowed,
    But none of them know half as much,
    As intelligent Mr Toad!
  • The theme song of Weebles (2000s) is all about how the characters are immune to being rendered Flipping Helpless.
    Weebles wobble, Weebles wobble, Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.
  • Some Yogi Bear shorts open with such a theme, though not all of the lyrics are actually praising him. The full jingle is as follows:
    Who is always on the spot? Who is? Yogi Bear!
    Who keeps cool when things are hot? Who does? Yogi Bear!
    Who believes a wild daydream and falls for some fantastic scheme
    And always winds up on the beam? Yogi Bear!!


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