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Playing With: MYNAMEISINIGOMONTOYA
Basic trope: The character announces themselves to their opponents so they know who is about to pound them.
  • Straight: Bob introduces himself and kicks the villain's ass.
  • Exaggerated: "My name is Robert Winston Arthur Willam Strawman-Williamson, PhD. I was born on 10th of January, 31337 to George Patrick Strawman and Alice Elizabeth Axebanger-Williamson. I graduated from..."
  • Downplayed: Bob shouts his name as he leaps in for the kill.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • Bob introduces himself, but then the villain reveals that his death will trigger the Doomsday Device.
    • Alternatively: Bob uses a false name.
  • Double Subverted:
    • The Doomsday Device is disarmed and Bob proceeds to kick the villain's ass.
    • The villain guesses that the name was false, and Bob admits his true name to the villain in an equally triumphant manner.
  • Parodied: Bob opens his autobiography and starts reading it to the villain. The villain listens patiently.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob only introduces himself to some of the villains, but not the others.
  • Averted:
    • Bob doesn't bother to introduce himself.
    • Or the villain knows Bob's name already.
  • Enforced: "You know, we need something really awesome to start the final battle. How about we have the main character tell the villain who he is?"
  • Lampshaded: "As if hadn't known your name..."
  • Invoked: The villain asks Bob who he is.
  • Exploited: The villain plans to just shoots Bob while Bob is introducing himself.
  • Defied:
    • "You don't have to introduce yourself, Bob."
    • Bob refuses to tell the bad guy who he is.
  • Discussed: "These heroic types always announce themselves, the glory hounds..."
  • Conversed: "Watch, Bob's gonna announce himself to the villain now...yup, there he goes."
  • Deconstructed: The villain shoots Bob before he gets to pronounce his name.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Bob shouts his name during a Dynamic Entry, and gets the drop on the villain despite taking the time to announce himself.
    • Alternately: Bob shouts his name while he's kicking the villain's ass

Hello. My Name Is Inigo Montoya. You are a Troper. Prepare to go back to the main trope.

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