"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."
, giving us two examples, from Game of Thrones
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.
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
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Anime & Manga
- 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!"
- 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."
- 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 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
- 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 40K 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.
- Whateley Universe: one of the new kids of winter term, Buck Swift, Boy of Tomorrow!
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: "And now I sacrifice my pawn to summon Ultimate Elemental Hero Ultimately Shining Queen's Pawn! Now I am the Chess Prince!"