Large Ham Title
"In the name of Robert of the House Baratheon, the First of His Name, King of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, I, Eddard, of the House Stark, Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North, sentence you to die."The offspring of both Large Ham and Insistent Terminology, this is when a character has some sort of title appended (loudly) to their name. This is typically done by the character in question whenever they introduce themselves (assuming they introduce themselves enough times to count as this trope), however the effect can also be achieved by consistent Boss Subtitles or some sort of lackey giving it for them. Memetic Mutation can lead to fans creating one by always using their name with the title even if the title isn't normally appended to their name in-universe. The Magnificent might do this, depending on how they feel about their title. If other characters append the title then it's also an example of Phrase Catcher. If they do it themselves then it's (naturally) their Catchphrase. Remember that simply having a title and using it once or twice doesn't count; the character or someone else must keep using it as part of their name. See also They Call Me Mister Tibbs, Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!, I Am the Noun. Compare Verbal Business Card.
— Eddard Stark, giving us two examples, from Game of Thrones
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Anime & Manga
- Repo! The Genetic Opera: "I'M THE REPO! LEGAL ASSASSIN!"
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow is quite insistent on being referred to as Captain Jack Sparrow.
- To the point that Will and Elizabeth will correct others for him when he isn't around.
- Sky High: Ron Wilson, Bus Driver!
- This Is Spinal Tap: "Artie Fufkin, Polymer Records."
- X2: X-Men United gives us "Kurt Wagner... but in the Munich Circus I was known as The Incredible Nightcrawler!"
- The Emperor's New Groove: "What's his name? KUZCOOOOOO!"
- Ciaphas Cain, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM! from the novels of the same name. Notable in that he doesn't really want the title, or the recognition that comes with it.
- Septimus Heap: The new head of the Message Rat Office is quite verbal at being called "Sir".
- In The X-Wing Series, when Wraith Squadron's pilots object to their new recruit Elassar Targon not being Crazy Awesome enough to fit in, he responds by jumping on a table and yelling "Elessar Targon, Master of the Universe, reporting for duty!"
- "Objection Withdrawn!"
- Unseen Academicals has Bengo Macarona, the visiting professor and star football player of Unseen University. He is very highly educated and won't let anyone omit his full academic honors. Even when making up a football chant. This creates an Overly Long Gag.
Live Action TV
- When Conan O'Brien guest-hosted Saturday Night Live he starred in the sketch "Moleculo, the Molecular Man" as a Clark Kent/Superman expy. The others figured out pretty quickly that Brett Baker is really Moleculo, since whenever Moleculo's name comes up he's compelled to say "The Molecular Man!" afterwards. He moves to Mexico where the same thing happens because he still has to yell "El hombre de los moleculos!"
- Craig Owens from Doctor Who has an infant son who calls himself "Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All." According to the Doctor, who speaks baby.
Dalek: "WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE."Harriet Jones: "You know nothing of any human, and that will be your downfall."
- A certain politician who felt compelled to introduce herself to all and sundry as "Harriet Jones, MP for Flydale North" (and later, the even more unnecessary "Harriet Jones, Prime Minister"), to which absolutely everyone replied testily, "Yes, we know who you are." This led to awesome Famous Last Words:
- One episode of How I Met Your Mother had Barney setting out to prove that Ted's career makes him sexy by introducing him to various random women as "Ted Mosby, Architect". When Ted will have no part of this, Barney proceeds to spend the evening telling various women that he is Ted Mosby, Architect.
- From the US version of The Office we have "Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration" (who even has the second part used at his wedding).
- Star Trek: The Next Generation had (when she was feeling particularly hammy or high and mighty); Lwaxana Troi, daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Riix, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed!
- Star Trek: The Original Series had a former starship captain named Garth who went batshit crazy and got locked up in an insane asylum. During his jailbreak, he demanded to be called "LORD Garth of Izar, ''Master of the Universe!!"
- MST3K: when a lofty-sounding name shows up in a title credit, Servo pipes up in a pompous tone - "Ohh, is the great Hollingsworth Morse in this picture?"
- The Far Side cartoon, "The Names We Give Dogs/The Names They Give Themselves," implies this; it can be seen here.
- CALVIN! BOY... OF DESTINY! *cymbal crash*
- Calvin appears to have a penchant for this trope, as he has also dubbed himself Calvin The Bold, Calvin the (Super) Genius, Spaceman Spiff, galactic explorer!!, Stupendous Man! Champion of Liberty!! Foe of Tyranny!!!, and so on and so on.
- Nermal, the world's cutest kitten! Note that this title is not actually technically accurate; he's really an adult cat that happens to look really young and the sense to go with what works.
- "From Ohio, he weighs in at 210 pounds, he is the bees knees, the cat's pajamas, the whole shabang, all heart, the king of Cleavland, Johnny Wrestling, Johnny Gargano!"
- SHIMMER: "From The Most Awesomest Place Ever: Bacchus Marsh, Australia. Weighing 68 kg of pure Adamantium. She has muscles so huge, they make The Incredible Hulk green with envy. Chuck Norris fears her. The Colossus Of Bacchus Marsh. The Indestructible One. The Rate Tank, Kellie Skater!"
TV Tropes Wiki
- BRIAN BLESSED. Back in the days when the wiki still had formatting tools for increasing font size, the unspoken rule was that Mr. Blessed's name always be at least one size larger than the surrounding text.
- All instances of Ciaphas Cain are to be followed with HERO OF THE IMPERIUM, as seen above.
- The same goes for CAPTAIN GORDON, DEFENDER OF EARTH! and Othar Tryggvassen, Gentleman Adventurer! (both below)
- Munchkin: one interesting piece of equipment is known as the Really Impressive Title. You don't have to come up with one, but pretty much everyone does anyway.
- A Warhammer 40,000 thread that started innocently enough, except that the OP copy-pasted the All Caps name of the model he was asking about, with other posters following suit. The thread soon degenerated into singing the praises of the CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT.
- Disgaea: Hour of Darkness brings us CAPTAIN GORDON, DEFENDER OF EARTH! So much, in fact, that he named a trope.
- In Dawn of War, Apollo Diomedes, Captain of the Honor Guard! reminds people of his position when he gives speeches. Particularly if his loyalty is questioned.
- Mass Effect 2 gives us Fortack THE LORD HIGH RESEARCHER!
- Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny has the recurring boss and huge ham Gogandantess, The Greatest Swordsman of all Demons!. Unlike many other examples, his title is used in a less hammy and more serious occasion by Jubei who calls him by his title one last time as he's slowly dying.
- "Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate™!"
- In Pokémon Vietnamese Crystal, Pryce says that he and his monsters are known as "WINTRY POPLAR AND WILLOW", Professor Oak says that everyone calls him ELF MONSTER, and Silver brags that he is THE FIRST MANKIND ALL OVER THE WORLD.
- Demon Lord Ghirahim, anyone?
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni: BeyAHtoREEchi!, the Golden Witch, the Thousand Year Old Endless Witch, the Master of Rokkenjima's nights and the Master of the Closed Room Mystery. Though she doesn't use all of those at once, but selects the one best delivered for the occasion. The other Beatrices announce themselves similarly at one time or another.
- Also, "Tant-TEI Furudo Erika, the Witch of TRUTH!"
- Girl Genius has Othar Tryggvassen, GENTLEMAN ADVENTURER!
- Airman Third Class Axel Higgs isn't hammy by nature. But he doesn't have to be; The Unstoppable Higgs lets others ham it up for him.
- The Adventures of Dr. McNinja
- Narbonic has Antonio Smith, FORENSIC LINGUIST!
- Futurama has Lrrr RULER OF THE PLANET OMICRON PERSEI 8!. He even shouts it when he's trying to go incognito.
- Clone High: "IIIIIIIIIINFIDELS! IT IS I, SCANGRADE, THE MAGNIIIIIIIIIIIFICENT! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!"
- When he appears in Bugs Bunny shorts (but not the Road Runner cartoons that made him famous) Wile E. Coyote introduces himself as; "Wile E. Coyote, super genius!"
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has THE GREAT AND POWERFUL TRIXIE! A unicorn who's special talent appears to be the ability to animate rope, but seems to enjoy bragging about many things she never did.
- Her special talent is stage performance, so playing a large ham comes with the territory. When she's not performing or trying to impress others, she tends to give it a rest.
- The Dark Lord Chuckles The Silly Piggy!
- The finale of The Legend of Korra reveals that Varrick's (apparent) full name is "Sir Iknik Blackstone Varrick of the Southern Water Tribe, Master of the High Seas".
- His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular, Idi Amin.
- Norton I, Emperor of These United States and Protector of Mexico
- In an interesting inversion (?), when in Germany and Austria all nobility titles were abolished by law, some titles now became part of the civic birth names. Which can lead to the effect that a "modern" descendant isn't happy with his hammy heritage.