So you're going through the bookstore reading titles, browsing for something to read. You see lots of random things, incoherent titles, boring titles, one-word titles that could mean anything or nothing. What to read? And then you see it. A book that sounds like it will focus on one subject just because of the title. A book that purports to speak from authority, just because of the title. It is a book that reads "I, Noun" possibly with an obscenely long subtitle.

This is a subtrope of TheJoyOfX. Related to EnterEponymous but not to IProduct.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* "I, Davros" A Doctor Who spinoff series of audio dramas.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* "I, Zombie" Vertigo comic book series.
* "I, Vampire," DCComics strip about a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.
* "I, Joker," a GraphicNovel about the [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker eponymous super villain]].
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''I, Madman'', 1989 horror film.
* ''I, the Jury'' a noir featuring Mike Hammer. Based on the book by Mickey Spillane.
* ''I, Mobster'', a 1958 movie based on the novel of the same name.
* ''I, Monster'', a 1971 adaptation of ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde''.
* ''Film/IRobot'', a 2004 loose adaptation of [[Literature/IRobot the collection of short stories with the same name]].
* ''I, Zombie'' (full title with ColonCancer is ''I, Zombie: The Chronicles of Pain'') is a British film from 1998.
* ''Film/IFrankenstein'', a 2014 film.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Series/IClaudius'', possibly the UrExample.
* ''Literature/IRobot'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov, definitely the TropeCodifier.
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Pencil I, Pencil,]]'' an influential 1958 essay about how markets produce things (like pencils) that no single person is capable of making
* "[[Literature/AdamLink I, Robot]]", an unrelated short story by EandoBinder (which actually predates the Asimov by about a decade, and may have inspired its title).
* Creator/IsaacAsimov parodied himself with a late autobiography called ''I. Asimov: A Memoir'', where the different punctuation transforms the pronoun into an initial.
* ''I, Vampire: The Confessions of a Vampire -- His Life, His Loves, His Strangest Desires ...'' by Michael Romkey - You get the feeling they just couldn't bring themselves to use such an undescriptive title and trust it to stand on its own merits.
* ''I, Strahd'' by P. Elrod, memoirs of titular vampire, set in ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}.''
* ''I, Sniper: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel'' by Stephen Hunter
* ''I, the Jury'' a noir by Mickey Spillane featuring Mike Hammer. Also became a movie.
* ''I, Monster: Serial Killers in Their Own Chilling Words'' by Tom Philbin
* ''Literature/{{IQ}}'', a ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel featuring Q (and riffing off the intelligence test of the same name).
* ''[[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=7605 I, Tyrant]]'' -- [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons AD&D2]] {{sourcebook}} about beholders (a pun on "eye tyrant").
* ''I, Weapon,'' a 70s sci-fi novel about the breeding of the ultimate living weapon from several human subspecies to fight an alien threat.
* ''[[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'', the only ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' novel to be written entirely in the first person.
* Cory Doctorow has short stories called both "I, Robot" and "I, Rowboat."
* "I [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu]] [[EitherOrTitle or]], What's A Tentacle-Faced Thing Like Me Doing In A Sunken City Like This (Latitude 47° 9' S, Longitude 126° 43' W)?," by Creator/NeilGaiman.
* ''Literature/ILucifer'' by Glenn Duncan.
* ''I, Ba'al'', a short story set in the Franchise/StargateVerse.
* ''Week Ending: Cabinet Leaks'' had a parody autobiography of Carol Thatcher called ''I, Carol''. And every time she refers to herself in the first person it's "I, Carol," to the editor's despair.
* ''Literature/IPartridgeWeNeedToTalkAboutAlan'' the "autobiography" of Series/AlanPartridge.
* ''I--Alien'' by Michael Reaves, with illustrations by comics artist Terry Austin
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* "I Robot, You Jane", a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season 1 episode.
* "I, Borg," a ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode -- a significant title, as the {{hivemind}}ed Borg attach no importance to individuals. (Strictly speaking, the official episode title, and the one on production records, is "I Borg" with no comma. It's still an example.)
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' ends with a string of these, including "I, Whoops There It Is" and "I, Done."
* "I, Rowboat" was the title of a Conan O'Brien parody of the then-recent Will Smith ''Film/IRobot'' movie.
* "I, Mudd," a ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode.
* "I, E.T.," a ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode.
* "I, Murdoch", from ''Series/MurdochMysteries'', which features a [[spoiler: fake]] SteamPunk robot.
* ''I, Lovett'', a sitcom starring Norman Lovett with a TheDanza EpunymousTitle.
* "[[PunBasedTitle I, Witness]]" is a season 7 episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}''.
* A more subtle example is the name of the series ''Series/{{iZombie}}'', an adaptation of the comic book listed above.
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[[folder:Music]]
* "I, Zombie" is the title of a [[Music/RobZombie White Zombie]] song.
* ''I, Robot'' is the title of an [[Music/TheAlanParsonsProject Alan Parsons Project]] album, partly inspired by the Asimov collection.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* Musical about Roy Keane: ''I, Keano''
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''I, Robot'', an arcade game released in the 80s.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''I, Mario'', the attempt at a more realistic ''SuperMarioBros''.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': "I, Roommate."
* "I, Brobot" (''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'')
* "I, D'oh- Bot," an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* "I, Monster" is the title of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''. It was re-used for an episode of [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the 2012 reboot]].
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