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Third Person Person:
The Simpsons Disco Stu doesn't advertise.
But Duffman totally does! Oh yeah!
Ol' Gil refers to himself in the third person, yes siree!
Uncle in .
Jackie Chan Adventures Bombo in , but he can say "me".
Futurama Occasionally, Zoidberg has the tendency to refer to himself in the third person, usually when gloating about something idiotic.
"... but you still have Zoidberg! You
all still have Zoidberg!"
"All humans are vermin in the eyes of Morbo!"
And of course who could forget Scruffy. The Janitor.
"The Big Brain am winning! I am the greetest!" (Justified in that he's trapped in a book written by Fry.)
is THE BOULDER enraged that he has not been mentioned yet! And while he is 's Avatar: The Last Airbender Captain Ersatz of The Rock, he still speaks like this even after he became a soldier.
Of course, there's "never room for Old Sweepy".
The Flea of is an even more obvious parody, although he does say "I", "me", or "my" occasionally. (He obviously takes after his parents; they do it too.)
íMucha Lucha! depicts The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Dracula as a crazy old guy who does this.
"You're not the boss of Dracula!"
Transformers Waspinator of combined this with an odd, buzzing lisp and several other weird speech quirks. "Ant-bot get blown up, Waspinator salvage. Waspinator get blown up, nobody salvage. Transformers: Beast Wars Why universe hate Waspinator?"
has Tankor, though Beast Machines it's all an act after he gains access to Rhinox's intellect.
Wasp of ( Transformers Animated who doesn't get the "-inator" part until he's actually turned into a technorganic wasp Transformer) is a somewhat more tragic version, speaking normally at first but winding up sounding much like Waspinator after being driven mad by a lot of Break The Not So Cutie that isn't played for humor as it was with Waspinator. (He's a jerk, but not enough of one to deserve what happened to him.)
Me, Grimlock, play with this trope! Me, Grimlock, include name in sentence, but also say "me" which is first person pronoun! In some versions me Grimlock stupid, but sometimes me speech proze... speech podzezor... me talk box thingy just broken. Even in the evil universe, I, Grimlock, who is gifted with remarkable intelligence, still speak with such linguistic idiosyncrasies. Mustn't complain to much now, wot?
Then there's Soundwave and, to an extent, Wheelie.
And the rest of the Dinobots.
The title character of does this multiple times per episode, although he still uses personal pronouns when speaking normally, using this trope usually only when he's shouting. "VICTORY FOR ZIM!"
Invader Zim In most instances, you can expect almost pornographic Large Ham emphasis on 'Zim.'
"Zim needs no vacation!"
"Treachery! Lies! ZIIIIIMMM!" "Zim? Lose? Impossible!"
X-Men The '90s animated version of Gambit. Used a little elsewhere, though not quite as much as he does it here. Definitely the arrogant version.
"Gambit gon' deal you a
real fine hand!'' [throws exploding cards]
[sneaking into an enemy facility and finding it too easy] "Where's de challenge for dis still-proud master t'ief? Either Gambit better den he t'inks... [trap is sprung] ...or 'Gambit' been set up."
Also, after making Christmas dinner: " Gambit does not make TV dinners!"
Apocalypse's Horsemen were prone to using their own names in a sentence whenever possible. "Pestilence shall separate the weak from the strong!" "It's time to welcome Death, X-Men!"
A Pimp Named Slickback in . And make sure The Boondocks you call him "A Pimp Named Slickback" or you'll set yourself up for a huge Pimp Smack.
makes a quick joke about this in the episode where Wanda and her seemingly hotter blonde twin sister switch places in "Blondas Have More Fun." When Jorgen Von Strangle is yelling at the imposter Wanda for irresponsible wishes, Blonda snaps:
The Fairly Oddparents Blonda:
Now you listen here jar-head!! I've been running around trying to keep
Bucky Mc Death
Wish here happy, and what do I get?!
A big musclehead YELLING AT ME ALL DAY!! Wow. I never realized how tough Wanda has it.
But this isn't about you! It's about your getting-less-hot-by-the-second sister Blonda! She won't kiss Doctor Poof
and they're going to cancel All My Biceps!
I'LL save the show! But you have to promise to stop blaming Wanda for everything!
I dunno why we are talking in third person, but okay. Jorgen will stop yelling at Wanda.
And YOU! Stop with the extreme wishing or you'll be kissing Jorgen at MACH FOUR!!
Yes! Timmy promises to stop his extreme wishing!
Rolf on talks like this quite a bit. "Rolf sweats himself to understand your modern go-go world!"
Ed, Edd n Eddy Chestnut from that show called .
Codename: Kids Next Door Numbuh Five often gives her thoughts on a subject by saying "Numbuh Five says..." Parodied, sort of, by Numbuh Four in a S3 ep: "Well, Numbuh Four wouldn't mind having some cheeseburger time..."
Moosk from "Operation: K.N.O.T." does this as well, as a Shout-Out to Minsc.
George, George, speak third person too. AHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHH! Watch out for that... wait... George of the Jungle tree doesn't rhyme with "too"!
I.R. Baboon from , though there's severe overlap with I Am Weasel You No Take Candle.
Drawn Together Foxxy Love frequently refers to herself as "The Foxxy".
"Ling-Ling also do this!"
The Spectacular Spider-Man Mysterio: You dare call Mysterrrio a magician?!
Fool! Mysterrio is no illusionist playing parlor tricks! Mysterrio is the
master of the aracane arts! Spider-Man:
Well it seems to me "Mysterrrio" is the master of talking about himself in third person.
Kraven the Hunter also does this in the very next episode. Spider-Man, naturally, lampshades it.
Spider-Man: Hey, Spidey never does anything easy! Aw, now you've got me talking in the third person! Just for that... (*Slam!*)
R.E.G.I.S. from . The R.E.G.I.S. Mk5 is invincible. Your pathetic tropes cannot harm the R.E.G.I.S. Mk5, Megas XLR which is invincible.
Wizard Kelly from .
The Proud Family
Phineas and Ferb Buford does this sometimes.
Isabella too. She even asks her chihuahua to try.
Kim Possible Robotboy has trouble with saying things like "I", "Me" and "You", sounding quite strained when using them.
Grougaloragran, the ancient dragon in , always use his full name instead of "I", despite it being a mouthful.
Wakfu Yoshi from the animated series.
Super Mario World When The Flash and Lex Luthor end up switching bodies in , Flash-In-Lex's-Body (FiLB) speaks about "I, Lex Luthor" quite a bit... of course, this is mostly Justice League played for laughs... and it !
works Passlings from do this, Blunk being the most notable.
W.I.T.C.H. Oberon in doesn't Gargoyles always refer to himself in the third person (often employing the Royal "We" instead), but slips into it if he's angry or making a dramatic pronouncement ( which is often).
"Oberon does not
Lemme tell you something, TV Tropes! Not mentioning Rath from makes Rath Really angry!!
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien All of the characters on the preschool-targeted British / Canadian series inevitably refer to themselves in this manner. In fact, this is fairly common for many series targeted directly at that age group, because children at that age often simply don't know any better. In this particular series, the characters also always use third person when speaking to each other, i.e. "What Yojojo doing?"
Waybuloo : Varg do this too.
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Needle the Phoenix in the animated series.
Conan the Adventurer MAGNETO is angry that he has not been mentioned yet, and when he gets angry,
things begin to happen. villains Dr. Chipotle Sr., and his son, Dr. Chipotle Jr., do this. SWINE!
El Tigre : "Foolish biologicals! OVERLOAD WILL DESTROY!"
Teen Titans gives us the animated version of Harm, a ruthless serial killer of superhumans, how apparently likes to do this a lot. On a related note, he also says Young Justice "it" instead of "you".
"Mediocrity such as this is never far from Harm."
: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic The Great and Powerful Trixie from the episode "Boast Busters" speaks in this way, only breaking form when her ruse is busted and she admits to never have beaten an Ursa Major like she claimed to have done.
Rarity briefly does this during the same episode. She speaks this way from time to time elsewhere in the series too.
Iron Will the Minotaur from "Putting Your Hoof Down" speaks like this as well.
Proto from the episode "The Plague of the Prototypes!".
Batman: The Brave and the Bold often did this.
Mr Bogus Franklin Turtle's little sister Harriet on , though Franklin it zigzags.
Rosie on , dropped in later instalments as the characters grow a bit
Caillou Strawberry Shortcake's sister, Apple Dumplin', sometimes, in the 2003 series, but this is another one where it zig-zags quite a bit. And when she sings "I'm Not Too Little," she uses first-person, but when she imagines herself as grown-up, it's "Apple Dumplin'" this and "Apple Dumplin'" that.
Strawberry Shortcake Texas in .
Motorcity Kessie is this in , but only right when she's introduced. She seems to pick up on the use of pronouns spontaneously.
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh : Derek Minna in "Two Wheels, Full Throttle, No Brakes" keeps talking about Derek Minna in the third person.
Fillmore! Valve, a.k.a 'the Biker', from .
Generator Rex Svetlana (One of Mike's alternate personalities) from .
Total Drama Revenge of the Island