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->''"Handsome fighters never lose battles."''
-->-- '''Vega''', ''Franchise/StreetFighter''

The Fighting Narcissist is arrogance and pride incarnate. He is the most beautiful, the most perfect, your superior in every way. And should you doubt this fact, he will make you pay for your folly, severely.

The Fighting Narcissist is a common character type in action series, especially common in martial arts media. He is a formidable fighter who happens to be handsome, extremely so, and takes pride in that fact to the point of [[SevenDeadlySins capital sin]]. To him (and it's almost always ''him'', not ''her'') there is no one more beautiful or talented than himself, and to him both concepts are synonymous. He doesn't just happen to be both beautiful and talented, he's beautiful ''because'' he's talented, and vice versa.

He is selfish, vain, and confident of himself, and condescending to anyone and everyone else. Physically, he tends to be slim, tall and fair, but with defined musculature. He will have Caucasian features, even if he's not actually Caucasian. He will be [[CulturedBadass refined in speech and manners]], with a tinge of condescension in his speech. He is usually [[EvilIsSexy quite seductive]], perhaps even [[WickedCultured refined and charming]], but he is [[FauxAffablyEvil nowhere near as pleasing as he might seem at first glance]]. Beauty is an obsession to him, and often he describes his actions in these terms ([[BadassBoast "My fighting style is the most beautiful"]], or [[BloodLust "Seeing blood run is a thing of beauty"]], for example).

This is manifested in exotic weapons, fashionable clothing, body modification, even the use of makeup or masks. You can tell a character is a Fighting Narcissist at first glance: his appearance is genuinely striking. He also tends to be quite wealthy, and a member of the upper crust of society.

This attitude does not lend itself to altruism: Fighting Narcissists are almost universally bad. They have no friends, few allies, and innumerable enemies. They see no one as their equal, and any alliance will be one of convenience. They might sometimes be a villain's [[TheDragon Dragon]], but have no loyalty to their master beyond convenience, and might even [[TheStarscream try to take the top seat themselves.]]

As much arrogance as he might display, he ''is'' a talented fighter, dangerously so. Fighting styles lean towards the acrobatic and eccentric (they are mostly very fast). Another particular characteristic, curiously, is [[CombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatism]]. While all opponents are beneath him, no method of achieving victory is. He will use hidden weapons, underlings, and all other sorts of nasty surprises. Victory is all that matters to him, and he sees using underhanded tactics as him being smarter and more cunning. Honor means nothing to him, since honor is, to a certain point, an altruistic attitude, and he always looks out for number one.

Another particular characteristic of a Fighting Narcissist is his attitude towards sexuality. By his definition, any other person is inferior to him, so he [[{{Asexuality}} is often not actively sexually interested in anyone else.]] While often effeminate, he is rarely actively interested in men, although he might become obsessed with another fighter who's actually beautiful and talented as well. On the other side of the spectrum, his attitude towards women is almost universally, irredeemably bad. A Fighting Narcissist tends to abuse women and finds much amusement in it. If he actually considers a woman attractive, [[StalkerWithACrush it is to the point of obsession]], and this relationship can lead to massive amounts of FoeYay. Conversely, if the Fighting Narcissist is effectively gay, he'll almost universally be an EffeminateMisogynisticGuy. The bottom line is that a Fighting Narcissist generally does not deign anyone to be worthy of his desire, and any desire he might have for someone is ALWAYS unhealthy.

If a hero actually proves himself superior in anything, the Fighting Narcissist [[BerserkButton does]] ''[[BerserkButton not]]'' [[BerserkButton take it well.]] His high opinion of himself does not allow him to take defeat in any way lightly, and any humiliation he is subjected to instills irrational hatred in him. [[MinorInjuryOverreaction Oh, and scarring him in ANY way, especially in the face,]] [[BerserkButton will enrage him]] [[AxCrazy to the point of murderous insanity.]] If he doesn't get killed (or [[DrivenToSuicide kill himself]]), expect him to act the part of BeautyToBeast, wear a mask and BlackCloak, and [[HouseOfBrokenMirrors break every mirror he sees]].

While he can be ambitious and seek power, the main reason a Fighting Narcissist actually fights is self-gratification. He does not fight to prove himself, because he has nothing to prove: in his mind, he's already perfect. He does not seek a challenge, because such petty behavior is beneath him. More often than not, he fights out of boredom and bloodlust: [[BloodKnight he enjoys fighting and enjoys causing pain, period.]] Although rarely needing to work, he will often be a gangster, [[ProfessionalKiller contract killer]], or bodyguard; basically, professions that expose him to violence. He might also be a SerialKiller who uses fighting as an excuse to commit murder.

The character can also be used in a less extreme (i.e. non-murderous but still violent) fashion in lighter media: [[ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestling]], for example, has myriad examples of arrogant and vain fighters. Also, very rarely, a Fighting Narcissist might actually be convinced to [[HeelFaceTurn leave the dark side,]] but this is exceedingly rare, and many times it [[RedemptionEqualsDeath ends in his ultimate demise.]]

Related to BeautyIsBad, and AgentPeacock. Contrast ArrogantKungFuGuy, who, while also condescending of others and a powerful fighter, is not obsessed with his looks nor inherently evil, and GorgeousGeorge, whose obsessions lead to [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguity]] more than arrogance and is friendly with the females to heighten the ambiguity. Spiritual brother to the SmugSuper. Often a successful blow to the face will be a BerserkButton. The Fighting Narcissist also parallels the CombatSadomasochist in terms of the SevenDeadlySins: where the Narcissist has Vanity[=/=]{{Pride}} as a staple, the Sadomasochist is into Lust. In Manga, this type of character is referred to as the ''narusisuto'', a long-haired, effeminate self-admirer.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Yumichika Ayasegawa, one of the ''very'' rare heroic examples because he may be a subversion. He certainly insists on presenting himself as such a person, but the reality is [[HiddenDepths more complicated]]: his fight with [[EvilCounterpart Charlotte Cuuhlhourne]] reveals he's actually sacrificing his real self for the sake of his squad's philosophy due to his belief that UndyingLoyalty is much more important than his own desires. Charlotte is used to lampshade this by genuinely being what Yumichika is pretending to be...but looks-wise, he's a mix of TheBrute and MagicalGirl. When they fight, HilarityEnsues, followed by MoodWhiplash to [[TheReveal reveal]] the truth about Yumichika.
** In the Invasion arc, the anime decides to play this trope straight for Yumichika by changing his HiddenDepths to something that's even more narcissistic than his public image. The first time Yumichika meets [[spoiler: his [[EvilTwin clone]],]] he's struck by the terrible dilemma of not being able to fight - because he can't [[spoiler: bring himself to attack [[SayItWithHearts 'such a beautiful me']].]] On the other hand, [[spoiler:his clone]] has no such qualms about the fight because he thinks [[spoiler:the real Yumichika would look even more [[BloodLust beautiful covered in blood]]...]]which is taking narcissism to the point of [[spoiler:both sadism and masochism.]]
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Zarbon, Frieza's henchman. He takes a HANDICAP in most fights to preserve his good looks; he has the ability to transform into a much stronger but much uglier form, but only does so when it's a choice between doing so or being killed.
** Cell after achieving his Perfect form - even more so in ''[[Anime/DragonBallKai Kai]]'', where he breaks the fourth wall to stroke his ego:
-->'''Cell:''' I have achieved the perfect body! Go ahead, admire it. Admit it, you know you're jealous.
** Even Vegeta has some elements of this, at least very early on; he was ''not'' pleased when a supposedly lower-class warrior like Goku was able to draw blood from him. Really, it wouldn't be inaccurate to say that ''most'' of the villains in ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' display this trope at one time or another.
** Goku Black [[spoiler:(who is actually an alternate version of Zamasu who succeeded in performing a GrandTheftMe on his Goku)]] from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' just ''loves'' talking about how beautiful his power / fighting style is, and how much more refined he is than basically all other forms of life. It says a lot that literally the ''only'' being in all existence he treats as an equal and shows any care for that's ''not'' him is [[spoiler:Future Zamasu, who is not only also this trope, but an ''[[MyFutureSelfAndMe alternate version of himself]]'']]
** [[spoiler:''All'' versions of Zamasu, including Black,]] are pretty much text book cases of malignant narcissism syndrome to the point it seems their ultimate goal is [[spoiler:to create ''their'' version of paradise...which more less involves [[OmnicidalManiac killing everyone who's]] ''[[OmnicidalManiac not]]'' [[OmnicidalManiac them]], including all their fellow gods so they alone can be the supreme god above all else.]] Heck, the first few words said by [[spoiler:[[FusionDance Merged Zamasu]] are declaring himself the most powerful, beautiful, and supreme god and demanding everyone praise and adore him.]]
* Hiromi Kisaragi of ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' is a cornerback who believes that only strength is beautiful; this factors into his exceptionally brutal play style. He's still far more sympathetic than most the examples of this trope, not least because his narcissism is rooted in his own self-loathing and past as a bully magnet; he's now out to prove to everyone that he's not a pushover anymore. And oh yeah, that he's pretty. He's more of a wannabe-Fighting Narcissist than a full on example.
* Yuda of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', quite possibly the TropeMaker and TropeCodifier in Japanese media. Pretty much any character that follows this archetype in any Japanese work is somehow based on him. His rivalry with Rei was based on proving his Nanto Kokaku Ken style was ''more beautiful'' than Rei's Nanto Suicho Ken.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** The legendary Major Armstrong has shades of this trope in both his combat skill and utter infatuation with himself and his beautiful muscles. Definitely a good guy though.
** There's also the homunculus Greed, who rarely uses his very powerful full-body armored form, because it makes his face ugly.
** Kimblee's a bit paranoid about getting blood on his [[BadassInANiceSuit suit]], [[MadBomber not that it ever stops him]]. He also seems to care quite a bit for his [[NiceHat hat]], too.
* Cobraja from ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure''. The man even uses autographed photos of himself as weapons!
* Bad End Cure Beauty from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' who hates everybody that is ugly, and she believes beauty is justice.
* Dio Brando of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
* [[MadArtist Deidara]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' becomes crazy hysterical from having his "[[MadBomber art]]" looked down on. He also shows signs of [[GreenEyedMonster acute jealousy]].
* Hysteria [[TheRedBaron the Elegant]] from ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', known as the warrior with the 'most beautiful technique'. She [[CatchPhrase hates being ignored more than anything.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''--
** Asuka might qualify. The mere thought of no longer being the best pilot decreases her performance to the point where she can't fight anymore, which in turn makes her undergo a complete mental breakdown and become suicidally depressed. Then comes ''End of Evangelion'' where she returns for one final fight but this time, she's [[TheBerserker extremely pissed]], tearing her foes apart with bare hands and screaming at full volume the whole time. Hey, what happened to "a fight should be clean and elegant, without waste"?
** Mari from ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' demonstrates tendencies of this with her CrazyAwesome CloudCuckooLander BloodKnight personality.
* ''[[Manga/BakiTheGrappler New Grappler Baki]]'' averts this trope for the most part, which fits its motto of "the strong is the beautiful." [[http://www.manga123.com/read/New-Grappler-Baki/30/13/ See this]] for an example; some kind of "practical beauty." Kureha Shinogi, however, is VERY MUCH a straight example.
* Pearl of ''Manga/OnePiece'' wears heavy armor to protect his body from scars and goes a little nuts when he sees his own blood.
** "White Horse" Cavendish too. A KnightInShiningArmor, or perhaps a deconstruction thereof, he is the captain of the Beautiful Pirates (and is really {{Bishounen}} himself) and has amassed a huge bounty for being a major threat to the World Government. While he has murderous levels of envy towards bigger upstarts than him, and refuses to believe anyone can be prettier than him, he does subvert the trope in that he is actually a good person inside, just incredibly vain and fond of dramatic entrances.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' features the Kuno siblings, Tatewaki and Kodachi, the latter of whom falls more neatly into this trope than her brother.
* Julius of ''Manga/RaveMaster''.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has Dark Kingdom General Zoisite, although he prefers to fight dirty, employing trickery and deceit.
* Pisces Aphrodite, Lizard Misty (Who WordOfGod confirmed to be Aphrodite's disciple) and Papillon Myu of ''Manga/SaintSeiya.''
* Twenty from ''Anime/TanteiOperaMilkyHolmes'', who also can't resist stripping in the middle of anywhere.
* Androssi Zahard from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''. For the love of god, if you kick her in the face, make sure it finishes her off. Problem is, that is really not that easy.
* [[AxCrazy Dilandau]] from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is the epitome of this. "MY FACE!"
* Karen Kitaura, aka Schoen (or Schön if umlauts are your thing), from ''Anime/WeissKreuz''. Her CodeName means "beautiful" in German, she was an ex-model, and [[spoiler: she goes batshit when her face is scarred.]]
* Suzuki/Suzuka from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', who kills anyone who refuses to add Beautiful to his name.
* Dark Schneider from ''Manga/{{Bastard}}'' is an AntiHero variant -- while he is a good-looking [[TheCasanova Casanova]] who spouts lines about the good-looking "hero" always beating ugly guys being a universal law, he's boorish, crass and a total perv.
* Sunny from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' hates anything "icky" and tends to capture ingredients that have a positive effect on a person's body. Unlike most other examples of this trope, though, he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold not evil]].
* Akoya from ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'' whose vanity is so great [[http://chirigirl13.tumblr.com/post/116125398724/bi-egoism-beauty-egoism-boueibu-akoya he describes himself in his]] ImageSong to be "more beautiful than the moon". He's also AffablyEvil, rich and quite good at art (of himself).

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Mister X, assassin and enemy of {{Wolverine}}.
** Mister X may be more of an example of an evil ArrogantKungFuGuy, since he displays a great deal of bloodlust and desire to prove that he's the greatest fighter in the world, but little to no overt concern about his appearance.
* Minor {{Superman}} foe Barrage, who wears PoweredArmor but refuses to cover his face due to his vanity.
* ComicBook/DoctorDoom. The initial accident that "ruined" his face (and that he blames on Reed Richards, fueling his lifelong obsession with proving his superiority to same) has been shown to have left a small scar on one cheek. He later put a metal mask on before it had fully cooled, which left him with full-face burn scars. Having any flaw in his perfection was the same as utter ruin to the narcissistic Victor von Doom.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''FanFic/HeroesAndVillains'', Buffy is a mild, female version of this, since the story is largely an exploration of what she would be like if her pre-Slayer personality remained in place after she gained her powers. Her [[VanityIsFeminine vanity]], [[DistractedByMyOwnSexy conceit]], and [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful condescension]] towards everyone less beautiful and/or powerful than herself are all on full display as she begins her quest to [[AlphaBitch rule]] Sunnydale High.
* [[TheDragon General Esteem]] from ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'', who's widely recognized as the greatest [[MasterSwordsman bladecaster]] in the world, and whose price for serving [[BigBad Titan]] was eternal youth. And to really sell the point, the first scene to focus on him shows how much time he spends on getting his appearance just right.
* [[GeneralRipper General-Admiral Makarov]], the BigBad of Shining Armor's side story in the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', while he cares more about his reputation and position than his appearance, still counts. To him, ''not knowing who he is'' is an offense punishable by either death or FateWorseThanDeath.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': "No one's slick as Gaston/No one's quick as Gaston..."
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Joaquin becomes this over time thanks to the Medal of Everlasting Life. [[spoiler:By the end, his massive ego has been greatly reduced.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', the BigBad Lord Shen. First clue is that he's a white peacock. He's smug, calculating, looks down on everyone, and when he fights his movements are noticeably more graceful and elegant than the other kung-fu fighters.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Creator/ChristianBale as Patrick Bateman in ''Film/AmericanPsycho''.
* Col. William Tavington from ''Film/ThePatriot'' certainly seems to qualify.
* Count Dooku from the ''Main/StarWars'' series has a lot of characteristics of this trope: he's a FauxAffablyEvil upper-class gentleman who is a MasterSwordsman and is also rather condescending to anyone who tries to fight him. To his credit, he is a very skilled duelist, although this backfires on him a couple of times - notably, thinking he was so awesome he could go up against [[OldMaster Yoda]] and win, or that he could troll [[TheChosenOne Anakin Skywalker]] into a rage and think that could end any way except badly.

* In the Travis [=McGee=] novel ''The Green Ripper'', Travis mentions one of his opponents always seems to be a bit too much "posing for the non-existent camera". It's just about [[{{Pride}} this guy's only flaw]], as he is a really good combat fighter.
* Lestat de Lioncourt from ''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire''.
* China Sorrows from ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant''.
* UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro from ''Literature/{{Musashi}}'' is both this and an [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Kenjutsu Guy]].
* The main antagonist from Creator/DeanKoontz's ''The Good Guy''. He has such an obsession with mirrors and his own superiority to anyone in this world that he believes he's actually a native of some alternate mirror-world.
* Guan Yu in ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' increasingly becomes one as the story progresses, to the point that he is contemptuous of pretty much every opponent he faces. This hubris is what eventually brings him down.
** Subverted by the historical Guan Yu. While he was every bit as arrogant, he was also horrendously incompetent. As an administrator in Jing, he was so loathsome that many of his subordinates betrayed him the moment the Wu army showed up and almost all his military accomplishments are fictional. The one that isn't, defeating Yu Jin & Pang De in Jing was due to flash flooding destroying their position. He then promptly failed to beseige a flooded city which had very few defenders with an army of about 50,000 & was forced to retreat by Xu Huang leading a tiny army mostly consisting of conscripts.
* Jaume of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' has shades of this. He's an excellent cavalry commander ''and he knows it'', he's a ChickMagnet ''and he knows it'', and he choses his [[EliteArmy Companions]] based on appearance as much as skill.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Lord Flashheart from ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''.
-->"Next time you all get bored of your lives, give me a call then I'll come and kill you!"

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The original Narcissist of wrestling might have been [[Wrestling/BuddyRogers "Natural Guy" Buddy Rogers]], which, [[UnbuiltTrope at the time was not so much its own gimmick]] as it was a {{subver|ted trope}}sion of the original GorgeousGeorge, real name Wrestling/GeorgeWagner. Buddy looked and acted similar but instead of any suggestions toward homosexuality he incited audiences with his obliviously inflated ego, such as his insistence his bleached head was naturally that way.
** Buddy would later become the "Nature Boy" then be succeeded by Wrestling/RicFlair who added on claims of having a ludicrous fortune and lady killing record, further distancing himself from both Gorgeous George and the more recent narcissist gimmick.
* "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Narcissist]]" Wrestling/LexLuger, current image provider, who stared into a mirror before his matches.
* [[Wrestling/RickMartel Rick "The Model" Martel]]. Aside from being a model, his schtick was that he had his own signature brand of perfume, 'Arrogance', which he'd spray into his opponents' faces.
* Wrestling/BillyGunn during his "Mr. Ass" gimmick, his tights often being transparent in the rear so everyone could see how perfect it was. If not, he was liable to {{moon|ing}} the crowd.
* "The Reflection of Perfection" Mark Jindrak, who was pretty much an expy of Luger's Narcissist days.
* "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters early in his WWE career, with an exaggerated posing entrance that likened himself to a work of art.
* Rush slowly fell into narcissism after his 2010 victory in the advanced class of Wrestling/{{CMLL}}'s body building competition, which culminated in the fans turning on the self proclaimed {{tecnico}} after he challenged and defeated light heavyweight champion Ephesto, holding the belt of a weight class he was technically above.
* "The Midnight Son" Caleb Konley, who possesses the prettiest face in the sport.
* "Dashing" Wrestling/CodyRhodes, who goes to great lengths to avoid being hit in the face, until a 619 by Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr completely turned him into a grotesque character who wore a face mask.
* "Ravishing" Wrestling/RickRude, although his gimmick was more along the lines of being ruggedly handsome rather than beautiful.
* "Pretty" Paul Roma, jobber-to-the-stars in WCW and WWF.
* Irish wrestling has the team of Rough Stuff - a pair of vain oiled up Adonises that love to flex and booty-pop in the audiences' faces.
* Combine narcissism, delusion and {{patriotic fervor}} and you have Shanna, Portugal's Perfect Athlete.
* YAMATO in Wrestling/DragonGate as of a 2013 FaceHeelTurn.
* Towards the end of his career, Hector Garza started doing this. He'd come out to the ring in long tights and a skintight long sleeve shirt, then at various points in the match dramatically remove them. In Mexico, he was a face while doing this, and he would regularly get cheap shotted by the heels.
* Wrestling/TylerBreeze of ''NXT'', who calls himself "Prince Pretty" and "Mmm, Gorgeous". He struts like a runway model and takes pictures of himself before every match. His cell phone is his most prized possession, as it houses all those photos.
* This became Wrestling/TheMiz's new {{Heel}} angle after he returned to WWE in 2014. The idea is that he thinks he's a much bigger celebrity than he is (due to having starred in some movies produced by WWE), and attributes this celebrity mostly to his handsome, ''handsome'' face. He calls it his "moneymaker" and during matches he's scared to death of any harm coming to it.
* Caprice Coleman, the man with the style, the grace, the shape and still, [[OlderThanTheyLook after all these years]], the pretty face. Face of an angel, body of a god, why you've overlooked him? Must be odd.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This is the [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of Slaanesh-worshipping SpaceMarines in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Since Slaanesh is the god of pleasure, exhilaration, aesthetics and narcissism, the typical skew of his cultists are sex, drugs and rock n' roll. Sexless genetically engineered super soldiers don't do sex so either they have to load up on the drugs and rock n' roll and seem very un-soldierish, or they become the pinnacle of the Fighting Narcissist.
* Meanwhile, there's Slaanesh's favorite champion in vanilla ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', Prince Sigvald the Magnificent. He wears golden armour and carries a stylish rapier rather than the customary giant spiky axe of Chaos. All his warriors carry mirrored shields so that he can admire himself while fighting, he suffers from the 'stupidity' rule because of his tendency to sit there and preen in the middle of the battlefield...and Sigmar help you if you think that means he can't slice you up at his leisure.
* Many Toreador vampires in the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' subscribe to this trope. Yes, they're artists and often dilettantes. They also have access to [[SuperSpeed Celerity]].
** Likewise, the Lasombra are an aristocratic and regal clan... who have trouble with personal grooming, due to that whole "lacking a reflection" thing. They're said to keep ghouls around mainly to make sure their appearance is immaculate, and punish anyone who leaves a hair out of place. They've also got access to [[SuperStrength Potence]] and [[CastingAShadow Obtenebration]], which means those punishments are gonna ''hurt''. On a side note, they tend to fill their homes with portraits of themselves; general clan opinion is that sitting for one portrait per century is acceptable, but more than that is just vanity.
** Many [[LooksLikeOrlok Nosferatu]] resent beauty and take perverse pleasure in [[BreakTheHaughty destroying it]]. "[[BeautyToBeast Cleopatras]]" are Nosferatu that were chosen because of their extraordinary beauty. These vampires were usually (but not always) cruel and exceedingly vain in life, making the Embrace something of an IronicHell or a FateWorseThanDeath for them. As a result, many "Cleopatras" attempt to learn the Obfuscate abilty ''[[{{Humanshifting}} Mask of a Thousand Faces]]'' as soon as possible in an attempt to resume their old ways.

* Tybalt, the "Prince of Cats", from ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' is probably the Ur-Example. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He is a saucy boy!]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* A good guy example is Johnny Cage from ''Franchise/MortalKombat''. He's an action movie star with a vain streak a mile wide (he only entered the eponymous tournament to show off his considerable fighting skills). This extends to fawning over his double in a MirrorMatch. Despite all that, he's the [[TheHeart moral center]] of the heroes.
* Sergei, one of the Seven Deities from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''. He doesn't get too much screen-time and still manages to work "beauty" into half of his lines.
* Flea, of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' fame, is a tad more [[VainSorceress mystically inclined]] than the standard example but [[DudeLooksLikeALady he]] has a quote which embodies the whole fighting narcissist philosophy:
-->"Power is beauty, and I'm deliciously strong!"
* ''Videogame/DawnOfWar''
** In "The Last Stand" mode for ''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Dawn of War II]]'', the Chaos Sorcerer has two different build paradigms: the [[MookMaker Doppelganger-generator]], and the "Narcissist" build who turns all Doppelganger-buffs into self-buffs.
** Also worth mentioning is that the TLS Sorcerer uses the same voice actor as [[TheOtherDarrin Sindrii Myr]], who set new standards for TheStarscream by [[spoiler:successfully offering his Chaos Lord as a sacrifice for his own daemonic ascension]].
* "Mid-Boss" Vyers from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', although [[spoiler:it's more of a facade]].
* Zhang He, from ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', is obsessed with developing beauty and grace in everything from himself to the formation of his soldiers, and bears a [[{{Expy}} striking resemblance]] to Vega/Balrog/Claw (see ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' below).
** And Zhong Hui just can't seem to find enough hours in the day to remind everyone of just how amazing he is.
* A rare heroic example is Jean Pierre from ''VideoGame/FightersHistory''. A gymnast who got utterly pissed when he received a less-than-perfect score in a tournament, he dedicated himself to train endlessly to hone his beautiful acrobat moves, and enters the tournament to see the results of said training.
* Kuja from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is so absorbed with himself that [[spoiler: he decides that if he can't live forever, then the world doesn't deserve to go on without him.]] And as his boss battle proves, he's no slouch in a fight.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** Duke Oliver of Tanas from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' believes himself to be the most beautiful man ever despite being an overweight {{Gonk}} in reality, to the point of seeing himself as an enemy to all ugly people because of his belief that they sinfully look upon him with envy. However, he will fight on the behalf of anyone else who meets his high standards, simply because he believes that anything beautiful is worth protecting; [[spoiler:this is actually how you can recruit him to your side in ''Radiant Dawn'']].
** A wholly heroic example is Subaki from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', who mixes it with ThePerfectionist [[spoiler: and a bit of StepfordSmiler.]]. He even openly admits it when asked:
-->'''Hinata:''' Huh?! How can you be in love with yourself? You're the most vain person that I've ever met. How can you be so narcissistic?
-->'''Subaki:''' It's simple. Appearances are important. Perfecting one's outward image projects confidence and inner beauty. And people will always prefer someone clean and neat over a nasty slob.
** Narcian from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade,'' complete with MeaningfulName.
** Another true heroic example is Virion from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. However, he might be a partial subversion--it sounds like everything he says is bragging, but any boasts he makes on objective topics, like tactical skill or running errands, are actually ''just him stating facts.''
* Ash Crimson, from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. [[spoiler: Subverted, it's a facade]]
** Benimaru Nikaido plays it straighter... and is one of the almost non-existent benevolent examples. Yes he is extremely easy in the eye as well as a loyal friend AND a genuinely skilled fighter, but he's also '''extremely''' vain and full of himself.
* Bass from ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' is an example of this. He's [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] of Mega Man's position as world champion and wants to kill him for that. And he's also extremely vain. ''By lord, he is [[EvilIsSexy hot]].''
* Draven (Not Draven; Draaaaven) from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' is the younger brother of the famed Noxian general Darius; unlike his brother, however, he wanted only to be famous and have his name recognized everywhere, and so he went from being an ordinary executioner to a flamboyant, theatrical showman, turning executions into grand gladiatorial spectacles with him hunting prisoners down and toying with them before dispatching them with a decisive axe-toss. His quotes reflect this; nearly everything he says is some sort of boast. Hell, the icon for his passive ability (which is obviously named League of Draven) is a picture of his face. Which gives a buff. And the icon for the buff IS HIS FACE.
** While Draven is the best example, this trope could cover many other League champions as well. [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Taric]] regularly talks about how beautiful he is and strikes poses as if for a photoshoot for one of his taunts. Most of [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Aurelion Sol's]] quotes are about how much better he is than everyone else, though in his case [[SmugSuper it's justified]].
* Ghirahim from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' spends much of the cutscene before the second battle against him commending his own beautiful body.
-->''"Lovely, aren't they? You'll find the supple skin of my arms tougher than any armor. Doesn't their shape just leave you...breathless? Behold! Such beauty! Such a pure form! Such an exquisite physique! Such stunning features! Yes, I've pretty much got it all. Though there is one teensy, tiny thing I lack... Namely, mercy."''
* Whether or not [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] is to be considered beautiful, he considers himself the epitome of physique and manliness. Hilarious self-worship moments abound in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]''.
* Launch Octopus from ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX Maverick Hunter X]]'', hilariously enough. He joins Sigma simply because he considers himself an 'artist' of underwater combat and gets offended when his fighting style is called 'Maverick'. While he's not [[CaptainObvious conventionally pretty]] by human standards, he speaks in a refined and snotty form of speech and says that 'even my explosion is beautiful' when he dies.
* From ''VideoGame/MegamanZero'' series we have Pegasolta Eclair. When you fight him he introduce himself as "Dr. Weil has a plan as beautiful as myself," and his death quote is "Wah! How could this happen to me!? But...my death, it's so beautiful!"
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''[='s=] Vega/Balrog/Claw '''is''' the best example of this kind of character. Rich, sexy and evil beyond belief, he leads a double life of a nobleman by day and an assassin by night. In all of his battles he wears his iconic mask just to make sure nothing so much as scratches his perfect face. Not to mention he joined Shadaloo because he just ''really loves'' killing people. He has a disturbing fixation on both Chun-Li and Cammy, considering Chun-Li the perfect rival in beauty and technique, and because Cammy was [[CloningBlues made beautiful]] by Bison himself. The only reason he returns in ''IV'' is because he's looking for [[spoiler: the data on how to create spare bodies (AKA Seths) for Bison, which would theoretically allow him to [[{{Immortality}} live forever]]]].
** This attitude backfires horribly for him in ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'', when he fights Chun-Li, who severely puts him off his game by just [[SpamAttack kicking the ever-loving shit out of his face]]. Things go from bad to worse for him pretty quick following that.
*** Likewise, in ''Film/StreetFighter'', Ryu puts Vega off his game by holding his face-protecting metal mask in a furnace and leaving him with a burn on one cheek. Vega [[spoiler:takes a bad landing on his own claw and dies]] shortly afterwards.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series has an entire class of "Narcissist" characters: foppish aristocrats (or in one case, a conman pretending to be) who have great admiration for themselves, but are surprisingly skilled swordsmen. Atypically for this trope, the Narcissists invariably befriend the hero, and get along very well with each other. Typically, they're under the mistaken impression that the hero is part of their clique. It should be pointed out that the male narcissists (Milich, Vincent, Reinbach etc) are gushingly friendly towards the hero and exhibit (a dramatically heightened) sense of chivalry, whereas the females (Esmeralda and Josephine) are ''much'' haughtier and openly bitchy and rude on occasion. ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' introduces Josephine, (the series' first female Narcissist available for the active party) a [[RebelliousPrincess runaway noblewoman]] turned fashion designer who unsuccessfully tries to get the hero to dress more "appropriately" (i.e. in gaudily foppish clothing). Unlike other Narcissists of the series, she's not a swordsman, instead being something of a MagicKnight who uses [[ParasolOfPain an umbrella with a blade in the tip]] to rather good effect.
* ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' series:
** ''Super Punch-Out!!'' had a boxer named Narcis Prince, whose [[AchillesHeel weak spot]] was his perfect face; a successful punch to his chin would cause him to get [[MinorInjuryOverreaction pissed off]], move faster, hit harder, and make several fatal mistakes in a row, most of which left him open for ''another'' sock to the face.
** In the 2009 Wii game, Super Macho Man embodies this trope. He's a cocky prettyboy bodybuilder from Hollywood, California, who is obsessed with getting attention and lording his wealth, fame, strength, and beauty over others. In the first fight with him, he's very condescending toward Little Mac and leaves himself wide-open posing for photos. In his rematch, he's very angry and frustrated that everything he had that he valued: his media attention, his money supply, even the attention of his former groupies (which [[ChasteHero Mac]] didn't even want and had Doc Louis keep them from bothering him) had been taken from him by Mac, and was looking for revenge.
* [[HandsomeLech Zelos]] [[ChivalrousPervert Wilder]] from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' deserves mention. He even has a title called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''Narcissist'']] and various battle quotes to go with it.
-->'''Zelos:''' I'm just too pretty! Seriously!
* Lee Chaolan, from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''...somewhat. While he ''does'' prize elegance in battle greatly, defeating him is much more likely to make him determined to improve himself and/or his tactics than to make him declare a vendetta against you specifically. In other words, while he tends to ''assume'' that he's at the zenith, he's still capable of accepting that he hasn't achieved it yet, and is more likely to blame himself than you. Think of it as trying to deserve his own narcissism.\\
On one hand, he fits this trope in a lot of aspects: he was TheDragon to Heihachi, and later, to Kazuya, while having no loyalty towards them (and probably having plans to [[TheStarscream take them down eventually]]); one of his post-match animations in 5 is he saying ''“You need to fight with more class”''; his fighting style is faster and more acrobatic; and his motivations are ultimately the pursue of more power, and trying to get revenge on Kazuya and Heihachi for the humiliation he’s gone through by their hands. On the other hand, he takes defeat by Lars pretty well, makes an alliance with him that goes past his immediate goals [[spoiler:(he admits owing a lot to Lars and repairs Alisa after the events in Scenario Campaign)]], appears to treat women fairly, and, among the characters directly related to the Mishima Family [[spoiler:(Lars notwithstanding)]], he is the most moral one (though that’s not to say he is a [[ALighterShadeOfGrey nice person]]). Maybe he’s a {{Subversion}}?
* Konami BeatEmUp ''VideoGame/ViolentStorm'' features Julius, a muscular Greek statue who declares "BEAUTY IS JUSTICE!" when he comes to life to attack you. For normal players, he's very tough, being the penultimate boss, but a Website/YouTube video of high-level play shows that he's vulnerable to grab attacks whenever he randomly breaks into his gratuitous bodybuilding pose.
* Doctor Doom carries his self-adoration into ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' pretty well:
-->''"The applause shall continue for another hour. The first to stop clapping shall be executed."''
* Benedict from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' loves himself, rockets, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment and himself]]. This along with his annoying personality makes him someone his allies consider as [[TheFriendNobodyLikes a complete asshat]] despite what valuable combat capabilities he can provide.
* Merco from ''VideoGame/MischiefMakers'' is a good example, despite being a [[BirdPeople Bird Person]]. [[spoiler: In the secret ending where he regains human form, he does indeed turn out to be quite the {{Bishonen}}]].
* Eikichi from ''VideoGame/Persona2'' is described by the game as a narcissist in his introductory blurb, and with good reason. He effectively runs Kusagayama High School as its feared and respected "Death Boss", all while wearing full make-up, nail polish, and a truckload of jewelry. Since he's a skilled Persona-user, he has more than enough power to back up his boasting.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Gilgamesh is a king of this trope (amongst the many other things he is king of) and hits practically every part of it spot-on. In the Unlimited Blade Works route, he passes over a perfect opportunity to kill all the main characters in one fell swoop [[spoiler:because part of the house they were fighting in was on fire, and ''it was getting soot on his clothing''.]] His earlier appearance in ''LightNovel/FateZero'' has his attitude towards Berserker turn from bored indifference to a genuine rage the moment when Berserker steals one of Gilgamesh's rare swords, and he angrily tells him "how dare you lay your filthy hands on my treasures". Later in the story, he even [[spoiler:abandons several of his unique one-of-a-kind super weapons from his HyperspaceArsenal, because they had been used to attack an ugly EldritchAbomination and had gotten muddy and slimy as a result.]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'': Ansom falls somewhere between here and KnightInShiningArmor, but ''this'' is what Jillian hangs a subtle lampshade on in the last panel [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0074.html here]].
* Harmon the Handsome, the most dreaded SpacePirate of the ''Webcomic/{{Runners}}'' 'verse. PlayedForLaughs when he gets [[MinorInjuryOverreaction a tiny scratch on his face]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* Tahno from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', like you wouldn't believe.
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny briefly serves as mascot for a GorgeousGeorge-style wrestler named "Ravishing Ronald" in "WesternAnimation/BunnyHugged". Ronald lasts about five seconds against his opponent, [[TheBrute "The Crusher."]]
* In a heroic variation, Neil from ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans'', who is literally a descendant of [[spoiler:Narcissus]].
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog's'' Bayou loves himself so much, he makes his slave slugs stuff shed skins of himself. His most used word is "me" and variations of it. He's ''SO'' vain, that even when his stuffed shed skins attack him, he cannot bring himself to attack them.
* Invoked on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where Bart, Homer, and their friends criticize a boxer on TV who kisses his muscles.
** Also invoked by Grandpa Simpson's old wrestling persona, Gorgeous Godfrey (of which Mr. Burns is a fan).
* Sunstreaker, from ''[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Transformers G1]]'', is a cross between this and [[BloodKnight combat addict]]. He's a ferocious fighter whether or not you're on his side (pretty much the only person he actively seems to like is his twin Sideswipe, and even then they bicker), and Primus help you if you scratch his paint. Oddly enough, he's one of the ''good guys''.
** Sky Lynx for the same series is, if anything, even ''worse''. He's also one of the good guys.
** Knock Out from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' is a vain, sadistic pretty-boy of a Decepticon who once managed to get the drop on ''Optimus Prime''. Like Sunstreaker, he's ''[[BerserkButton very sensitive]]'' about his paint job.

[[folder:Real life]]
* While he became the FatBastard in old age, Hermann Göring was a dashing fighter pilot in his youth and diagnosed as a narcissistic sociopath during the Nuremberg trials.
* A significantly less evil example would be David Beckham who is good looking, takes great pride in his appearance and is a professional footballer.
** Also, Cristiano Ronaldo.
* Ancient Celtic warriors had shades of this, they wore flashy jewellery, carried exquisitely crafted weapons and shields, and even bleached and styled their hair.
* The Cavaliers during the English civil war were renowned for being vainglorious but [[BoisterousBruiser affable]], hedonistic, and very well-dressed.
* UsefulNotes/GaiusJuliusCaesar was extremely vain about his appearance, a world-class fighter and habitual [[TheCasanova womaniser]].
* UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat was [[AgentPeacock fabulous]] in terms of dress sense, thought himself [[AGodAmI the son of Zeus]] and we all know [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority what a great fighter he was]].
* [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars Joachim Murat]] was noted as a dandy and was also possibly homosexual, also known for his extravagant clothes and his FamousLastWords, directed to the firing squad at his execution: "Soldiers! Do your duty! Straight to the heart ({{beat}}) [[CrowningMomentOfFunny but spare the face]]. Fire!" He was also a pretty badass cavalry commander.