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* ''Literature/TheTravelersGate'': Alin talks, as Simon puts it, as if he is in a storybook. This becomes more fitting once he turns out to be a mythical prophesized hero, but Simon and Alin's sisters still find it annoying.


** Lest we forget, [[Muggles MOTORBIKES DON'T FLY]]!

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** Lest we forget, [[Muggles MOTORBIKES DON'T FLY]]!FLY!


** It's fairly understated, but Draco Malfoy always gives the impression of playing to the crowd whenever he's taunting Harry, especially when he's described as drawling (which is fairly often). And Snape gets in on the act too, with his introductory speeches to Potions and Defence Against the Dark Arts, or when he gets ''really'' angry and starts to rival Harry's own infamous love affair with CAPSLOCK. Then there's Voldemort's love of dramatic, long speeches... apparently the Slytherin qualities are cunning and [[IncrediblyLamePun hambition]].
** Lest we forget, [[Muggles MOTORCYCLES DON'T FLY!]]

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** It's fairly understated, but Draco Malfoy always gives the impression of playing to the crowd whenever he's taunting Harry, especially when he's described as drawling (which is fairly often). And Snape gets in on the act too, with his introductory speeches to Potions and Defence Against the Dark Arts, or when he gets ''really'' angry and starts to rival Harry's own infamous love affair with CAPSLOCK. Then there's Voldemort's love of dramatic, long speeches... apparently apparently, the Slytherin qualities are cunning and [[IncrediblyLamePun hambition]].
** Lest we forget, [[Muggles MOTORCYCLES MOTORBIKES DON'T FLY!]]FLY]]!


** Lest we forget, [[HarryPotterMuggles MOTORCYCLES DON'T FLY!]]

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** Lest we forget, [[HarryPotterMuggles [[Muggles MOTORCYCLES DON'T FLY!]]

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* In ''Literature/DinosaurVs'', Dinosaur treats everything he does like it's some sort of amazing challenge.

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*** Belwas is a better-justified example than most, being a professional entertainer (gladiators are primarily entertainers and showmen) in a time and place where subtle, nuanced performances were not just looked down on, but technically impossible to pull off. It isn't so strange that he [[ChewingTheScenery chews scenery]] and liver and onions with the same gusto.


** [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Garik_Loran Face Loran]] is a former child star turned X-Wing pilot, and is a past master as unleashing the right amount of ham in the right place at the right time. His hamminess got him a CrowningMomentOfAwesome / [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]] when he had to [[FalseFlagOperation impersonate]] ''another'' LargeHam, [[SmallNameBigEgo Captain Darillian]].

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** [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Garik_Loran Face Loran]] is a former child star turned X-Wing pilot, and is a past master as unleashing the right amount of ham in the right place at the right time. His hamminess got him a CrowningMomentOfAwesome / [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]] when Then there's the time he had to [[FalseFlagOperation impersonate]] ''another'' LargeHam, [[SmallNameBigEgo Captain Darillian]].

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** Harry Dresden goes around burning down buildings, slaying vampires, riding a zombie T-rex down Michigan Avenue, leading the Wild Hunt, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking dressing like he's on the set of ''El Dorado.'']] He may not realize it, but the man is just as hammy in his own way as anyone else in the series.
-->DON'T MESS WITH A WIZARD WHILE HE'S WIZARDING! [[ItMakesSenseInContext Now get me that Snoopy doll!]]

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* [[BigBad Jupiter]] in Creator/RobinJarvis' ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy is as hammy a villain as they come.
-->"I AM YOUR LORD!"

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* The titular character of ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle''. In fact, he really needs Sophie and co. to calm him down.
%%* The Trunchbull in Roald Dahl's ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''.
* In Creator/ThomasMann's works
** The tall, exuberant Dutchman Mijnheer Peeperkorn in ''The Magic Mountain''. (He was modeled after RealLife German author Gerhart Hauptmann.)
** Alois Permaneder, the Bavarian in ''Buddenbrooks''.
* Nicholas van Rijn, interstellar entrepreneur in Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/PolesotechnicLeague'' stories. If these were made into movies, he'd have to be played by Creator/BrianBlessed. He talks and acts Big Ham, certainly, but is also large and fat, just so you don't miss the point.

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* The titular character of ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle''. In fact, he really needs Sophie and co. to calm him down.
%%* The Trunchbull in Roald Dahl's ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''.
* In Creator/ThomasMann's works
** The tall, exuberant Dutchman Mijnheer Peeperkorn in ''The Magic Mountain''. (He was modeled after RealLife German author Gerhart Hauptmann.)
** Alois Permaneder,
''Literature/AlexAndTheIronicGentleman'', the Bavarian in ''Buddenbrooks''.
* Nicholas van Rijn, interstellar entrepreneur in Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/PolesotechnicLeague'' stories. If these were made into movies, he'd have to be played by Creator/BrianBlessed. He talks
aging actor and acts Big Ham, certainly, but is also [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin large cephalopod]] Extremely Ginormous Octopus is, predictably enough for his career, tremendously hammy.
* Snowball
and fat, just so you don't miss the point.Squealer from ''Literature/AnimalFarm''. Fitting, because they are not only pigs, but based off Trotsky and Molotov, respectively



* Literature/{{Discworld}}:

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* Literature/{{Discworld}}:Creator/AynRand's style is notoriously hammy.
** Francisco d'Anconia from Atlas Shrugged has a habit throughout the book of strolling into whatever scene is happening and utterly hijacking it, particularly in Part II with his 'Money Speech.'
** He is only upstaged in the final part of the novel by John Galt, who is basically the anarcho-capitalist Jesus and has an eighty page (that's right, eighty page) speech towards the end of the book.
* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'', the titular character, '''[[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE IMPERIUM]]''' is actually a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of the LargeHam. He puts on one ''hell'' of a show for the average Imperial citizen, in reality, he just wants to get away from it all. He privately admits that he's ''never'' averse to being the center of attention when it doesn't involve incoming fire.
** However, during his confrontation with a Chaos Warmaster (being recorded by said Warmaster and broadcast to the entire planet), he says he has no problem hamming it up.
* AmBadassador Varg from ''Literature/CodexAlera'' has his moments
--> I AM STILL THIRSTY! WHO WILL DRINK WITH ME?
* In ''Literature/DeathStar'', Admiral Motti has a hammy OhCrap when he realizes the title battle station is about to blow.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':



* There's one in the Creator/JaneAusten novel ''Pride and Prejudice'' - Lady Catherine du Burgh in any incarnation, but especially as played by Dame Judi Dench in the film version.
* Literature/CiaphasCain, '''[[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE IMPERIUM]]''' is actually a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of the LargeHam. He puts on one ''hell'' of a show for the average Imperial citizen, in reality, he just wants to get away from it all. He privately admits that he's ''never'' averse to being the center of attention when it doesn't involve incoming fire.
** However, during his confrontation with a Chaos Warmaster (being recorded by said Warmaster and broadcast to the entire planet), he says he has no problem hamming it up.
* Gilderoy Lockhart, in Literature/HarryPotter, who constantly assumes everyone in the world is asking for his autograph. Whenever Harry makes a mistake, he automatically assumes he did it for attention, like himself, and gives him advice about media and popularity.

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* There's one in the Creator/JaneAusten In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Pride and Prejudice'' - Lady Catherine du Burgh in any incarnation, but especially as played by Dame Judi Dench in the film version.
* Literature/CiaphasCain, '''[[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE IMPERIUM]]''' is actually a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of the LargeHam. He puts on one ''hell'' of a show for the average Imperial citizen, in reality, he just wants to get away from
''Small Favor'', Harry hams it all. He privately admits that up when he's ''never'' averse performing some carefully-controlled magic in front of a group of {{Muggles}} while evil faeries are assaulting the room they're in. Immediately afterward, [[KnightInShiningArmor Michael]] switches the ham up when he breaks down the door, and his holy sword ''Ammorachius'' erupts in white light so bright it blinds everyone watching and disintegrates the light-sensitive faeries while screaming a prayer to God in Latin that is literally being channeled from Heaven.
-->'''"LAVA QUOD EST SORDIUM! IN NOMINE DEI! SANA QUOD EST SAUCIUM!"'''
** In other words, [[IncrediblyLamePun Heavenly Ham.]]
** In ''Turn Coat'', BigFriendlyDog Mouse loads on
the center of attention ham when it doesn't involve incoming fire.
** However, during his confrontation with
he takes a Chaos Warmaster (being recorded by said Warmaster bullet for Molly due to her poor judgment, and broadcast she has to dig it out and clean the wound. The entire planet), time he says he makes pitiful whines at the slightest touch, and treats the wound as something terrible and debilitating. When Molly is done and has no problem hamming it up.
to leave, Mouse promptly springs back up, apparently completely fine. Even Harry is impressed that Mouse was smart enough to deliberately ham things up to drive home the point to Molly.
** ''Changes'' has a moment where [[spoiler: Murphy]] is apparently channeling the voice of the ArchangelMichael as she pronounces heavenly doom upon the Red Court.
-->''"False gods! Pretenders! Usurpers of truth! Destroyers of faith, of families, of lives, of children! For your crimes against the Mayans, against the peoples of the world, now will you answer! Your time has come! Face judgment Almighty!"''
* Commissar Ibram Gaunt in the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novels does this all the time. He leads from the front and when inspiring his troops he usually yells "MEN OF TANITH!! DO YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER!!"
* Hank of ''Literature/HankTheCowdog'' is this most of the time. He loves showing off his supposedly amazing charm, bravery, and intellect whenever he gets the chance.
* Gilderoy Lockhart, in Literature/HarryPotter, ''Literature/HarryPotter'', who constantly assumes everyone in the world is asking for his autograph. Whenever Harry makes a mistake, he automatically assumes he did it for attention, like himself, and gives him advice about media and popularity.



* "Excuse me! [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Elassar_Targon Elassar Targon]], Master of the Universe, reporting for duty!" A pilot in the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Elassar has the odd distinction of always ''reacting'' hammily.
** [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Garik_Loran Face Loran]] is a former child star turned X-Wing pilot, and is a past master as unleashing the right amount of ham in the right place at the right time. His hamminess got him a CrowningMomentOfAwesome / [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]] when he had to [[FalseFlagOperation impersonate]] ''another'' LargeHam, [[SmallNameBigEgo Captain Darillian]].
-->''Thank you, thank you. Performances every hour, on the hour. Imperial madmen a speciality.''
* Several characters from Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire:
** Aeron Greyjoy, AKA Damphair: NO GODLESS MAN MAY SIT THE SEASTONE CHAIR!
** Viserys Targaryen: I AM THE BLOOD OF THE DRAGON! I'M THE DRAGON!
** HODORHODORHODORHODORHODORHODORHODOR!
** Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne would like you to admit that you murdered his sister ''EEEEEEEEEEELIAAAAAAAAAAAA!''
** The Lords of the Seven Kingdoms like to stick Ham into their titles:
*** King Balon Greyjoy, Iron King of the Isles and the North, Lord-Reaper of Pyke, Son of the Sea Wind and King of Salt and Rock
*** King Robert I Baratheon, King of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm
*** The crown of hammy titles has to go to: Queen Daenerys I Targaryen, [[spoiler: Queen of Meereen]], Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lady of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, Stormborn, [[spoiler: Breaker of Shackles, Breaker of Chains,]] Princess of Dragonstone and [[spoiler: Mother of Dragons.]]
** Tormund Giantsbane, [[TheMunchausen Tall-talker]], Horn-blower and Breaker of Ice, Husband to Bears, the Mead-king of Ruddy Hall, Speaker to Gods and Father of Hosts. All of which are self-styled titles. He has the most boisterous, hammiest laugh in the series and he loves talking about anything to do with his member.
** "[[ThirdPersonPerson STRONG BELWAS]] NEEDS [[TrademarkFavoriteFood LIVER AND ONIONS]]!"
* [[Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible Doctor Impossible]], when he's in MadScientist mode. Leads to some amusing scenes where he seems visibly annoyed that the heroes are forcing him to put on his game face and rant when he'd rather [[VillainsOutShopping kick back and relax with a latte]].
* Professor Challenger in ''The Lost World''.

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* "Excuse me! [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Elassar_Targon Elassar Targon]], Master Hercules in ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus''. Promptly gets a surplus lampshade in form of the Universe, reporting for duty!" A pilot [[ItMakesSenseInContext being drowned in the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Elassar has the odd distinction of always ''reacting'' hammily.
** [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Garik_Loran Face Loran]] is a former child star turned X-Wing pilot, and is a past master as unleashing the right amount of ham in the right place at the right time. His hamminess got him a CrowningMomentOfAwesome / [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]] when he had to [[FalseFlagOperation impersonate]] ''another'' LargeHam, [[SmallNameBigEgo Captain Darillian]].
-->''Thank you, thank you. Performances every hour, on the hour. Imperial madmen a speciality.''
* Several characters from Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire:
** Aeron Greyjoy, AKA Damphair: NO GODLESS MAN MAY SIT THE SEASTONE CHAIR!
** Viserys Targaryen: I AM THE BLOOD OF THE DRAGON! I'M THE DRAGON!
** HODORHODORHODORHODORHODORHODORHODOR!
** Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne would like you to admit that you murdered his sister ''EEEEEEEEEEELIAAAAAAAAAAAA!''
** The Lords of the Seven Kingdoms like to stick Ham into their titles:
*** King Balon Greyjoy, Iron King of the Isles and the North, Lord-Reaper of Pyke, Son of the Sea Wind and King of Salt and Rock
*** King Robert I Baratheon, King of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm
*** The crown of hammy titles has to go to: Queen Daenerys I Targaryen, [[spoiler: Queen of Meereen]], Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lady of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, Stormborn, [[spoiler: Breaker of Shackles, Breaker of Chains,]] Princess of Dragonstone and [[spoiler: Mother of Dragons.
ham.]]
** Tormund Giantsbane, [[TheMunchausen Tall-talker]], Horn-blower * The titular character of ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle''. In fact, he really needs Sophie and Breaker of Ice, Husband co. to Bears, the Mead-king of Ruddy Hall, Speaker to Gods and Father of Hosts. All of which are self-styled titles. He has the most boisterous, hammiest laugh in the series and he loves talking about anything to do with his member.
** "[[ThirdPersonPerson STRONG BELWAS]] NEEDS [[TrademarkFavoriteFood LIVER AND ONIONS]]!"
* [[Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible Doctor Impossible]], when he's in MadScientist mode. Leads to some amusing scenes where he seems visibly annoyed that the heroes are forcing
calm him to put on his game face and rant when he'd rather [[VillainsOutShopping kick back and relax with a latte]].
* Professor Challenger in ''The Lost World''.
down.
%%* Effie Trinket from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''.



* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Remho the Trickster is found of {{Big Entrance}}s, dramatic statements, and explosions. He announces the start of auditions with a pyrotechnic display that reads "Auditions are Open".
%%* Professor Challenger in ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912''.
%%* The Trunchbull in Roald Dahl's ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''.



* Hank of ''Literature/HankTheCowdog'' is this most of the time. He loves showing off his supposedly amazing charm, bravery, and intellect whenever he gets the chance.
* Commissar Ibram Gaunt in the Gaunt's Ghosts novels does this all the time. He leads from the front and when inspiring his troops he usually yells "MEN OF TANITH!! DO YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER!!"
* AmBadassador Varg from ''Literature/CodexAlera'' has his moments
--> I AM STILL THIRSTY! WHO WILL DRINK WITH ME?
* In ''Literature/DeathStar'', Admiral Motti has a hammy OhCrap when he realizes the title battle station is about to blow.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Small Favor'', Harry hams it up when he's performing some carefully-controlled magic in front of a group of {{Muggles}} while evil faeries are assaulting the room they're in. Immediately afterward, [[KnightInShiningArmor Michael]] switches the ham up when he breaks down the door, and his holy sword ''Ammorachius'' erupts in white light so bright it blinds everyone watching and disintegrates the light-sensitive faeries while screaming a prayer to God in Latin that is literally being channeled from Heaven.
-->'''"LAVA QUOD EST SORDIUM! IN NOMINE DEI! SANA QUOD EST SAUCIUM!"'''
** In other words, [[IncrediblyLamePun Heavenly Ham.]]
** In ''Turn Coat'', BigFriendlyDog Mouse loads on the ham when he takes a bullet for Molly due to her poor judgment, and she has to dig it out and clean the wound. The entire time he makes pitiful whines at the slightest touch, and treats the wound as something terrible and debilitating. When Molly is done and has to leave, Mouse promptly springs back up, apparently completely fine. Even Harry is impressed that Mouse was smart enough to deliberately ham things up to drive home the point to Molly.
** ''Changes'' has a moment where [[spoiler: Murphy]] is apparently channeling the voice of the ArchangelMichael as she pronounces heavenly doom upon the Red Court.
-->''"False gods! Pretenders! Usurpers of truth! Destroyers of faith, of families, of lives, of children! For your crimes against the Mayans, against the peoples of the world, now will you answer! Your time has come! Face judgment Almighty!"''
* Tigerstar and Brokenstar, main villains from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' both qualify. It helps that there's a meeting every month where they can give hammy speeches, but when they [[spoiler: die and go to the Dark Forest]], they feel obliged to hold these meetings, just so their trainees know that a ham is in charge.
** Oh, god, where to start with Hawkfrost? "We shall taste victory soon!" just speaks for itself...
* Snowball and Squealer from ''Literature/AnimalFarm''. Fitting, because they are not only pigs, but based off Trotsky and Molotov, respectively
* Lloyd Henried and the guy he was on a crime spree with, in the beginning of ''Literature/TheStand''. Randall Flagg got into it in a darker, creepy way, too, later on.
** And the girl who had sex with Nick Andros and then started shooting at the two of them.
* Ayn Rand's style is notoriously hammy.
** Francisco d'Anconia from Atlas Shrugged has a habit throughout the book of strolling into whatever scene is happening and utterly hijacking it, particularly in Part II with his 'Money Speech.'
** He is only upstaged in the final part of the novel by John Galt, who is basically the anarcho-capitalist Jesus and has an eighty page (that's right, eighty page) speech towards the end of the book.
* Literature/{{Psmith}}, ridiculously.

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* Hank of ''Literature/HankTheCowdog'' is this most of the time. He loves showing off his supposedly amazing charm, bravery, and intellect whenever he gets the chance.
* Commissar Ibram Gaunt in the Gaunt's Ghosts novels does this all the time. He leads
The Hooded Man from the front and when inspiring his troops he usually yells "MEN OF TANITH!! DO YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER!!"
* AmBadassador Varg from ''Literature/CodexAlera'' has his moments
--> I AM STILL THIRSTY! WHO WILL DRINK WITH ME?
* In ''Literature/DeathStar'', Admiral Motti has a hammy OhCrap when he realizes the title battle station is about to blow.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Small Favor'', Harry hams it up when he's performing some carefully-controlled magic in front of a group of {{Muggles}} while evil faeries are assaulting the room they're in. Immediately afterward, [[KnightInShiningArmor Michael]] switches the ham up when he breaks down the door, and his holy sword ''Ammorachius'' erupts in white light so bright it blinds everyone watching and disintegrates the light-sensitive faeries while screaming a prayer to God in Latin that is literally being channeled from Heaven.
-->'''"LAVA QUOD EST SORDIUM! IN NOMINE DEI! SANA QUOD EST SAUCIUM!"'''
** In other words, [[IncrediblyLamePun Heavenly Ham.]]
** In ''Turn Coat'', BigFriendlyDog Mouse loads on the ham when he takes a bullet for Molly due to her poor judgment, and she has to dig it out and clean the wound. The entire time he makes pitiful whines at the slightest touch, and treats the wound as something terrible and debilitating. When Molly is done and has to leave, Mouse promptly springs back up, apparently completely fine. Even Harry is impressed that Mouse was smart enough to deliberately ham things up to drive home the point to Molly.
** ''Changes'' has a moment where
''[[Literature/ElsabethSoesten No Good Deed...]]'', [[spoiler: Murphy]] is apparently channeling the voice of the ArchangelMichael as she pronounces heavenly doom upon the Red Court.
-->''"False gods! Pretenders! Usurpers of truth! Destroyers of faith, of families, of lives, of children! For your crimes against the Mayans, against the peoples of the world, now will you answer! Your time has come! Face judgment Almighty!"''
* Tigerstar and Brokenstar, main villains from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' both qualify. It helps that there's a meeting every month where they can give hammy speeches, but when they [[spoiler: die and go to the Dark Forest]], they feel obliged to hold these meetings, just so their trainees know that a ham is in charge.
** Oh, god, where to start with Hawkfrost? "We shall taste victory soon!" just speaks for itself...
* Snowball and Squealer from ''Literature/AnimalFarm''. Fitting, because they are not only pigs, but based off Trotsky and Molotov, respectively
* Lloyd Henried and the guy he was on a crime spree with, in the beginning of ''Literature/TheStand''. Randall Flagg got into it in a darker, creepy way, too, later on.
** And the girl who had sex with Nick Andros and then started shooting at the two of them.
* Ayn Rand's style is notoriously hammy.
** Francisco d'Anconia from Atlas Shrugged has a habit throughout the book of strolling into whatever scene is happening and utterly hijacking it,
aka, Lord Cuncz]], particularly in Part II with his 'Money Speech.'
**
fondness of lingering in shadows and wrapping himself in his cloak to play up his mysteriousness.
--> "Well, what have we here? A whore, a friar, and an abbot all walk into an abbey. Hmm, I am sure you all have heard that one before, so let us forget the jokes."
* Nicholas van Rijn, interstellar entrepreneur in Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/PolesotechnicLeague'' stories. If these were made into movies, he'd have to be played by Creator/BrianBlessed.
He talks and acts Big Ham, certainly, but is only upstaged also large and fat, just so you don't miss the point.
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'': Lady Catherine du Burgh in any incarnation, but especially as played by Dame Judi Dench
in the final part film version.
* The titular character
of the novel by John Galt, who is basically the anarcho-capitalist Jesus and has an eighty page (that's right, eighty page) speech towards the end of the book.
* Literature/{{Psmith}},
''Literature/{{Psmith}}'', ridiculously.



* A lot of {{Redwall}}'s hares, particularly Ballaw and Florian who are actually actors by trade. Also, in ''Salamandastron'', two {{Mooks}} are caught trying to sneak into the Abbey and their response is to throw laughably overblown crying fits.
* Hercules in ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus''. Promptly gets a surplus lampshade in form of [[ItMakesSenseInContext being drowned in ham.]]

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* A lot of {{Redwall}}'s ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'''s hares, particularly Ballaw and Florian who are actually actors by trade. Also, in ''Salamandastron'', two {{Mooks}} are caught trying to sneak into the Abbey and their response is to throw laughably overblown crying fits.
* Hercules ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'': Doctor Impossible, when he's in ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus''. Promptly gets MadScientist mode. Leads to some amusing scenes where he seems visibly annoyed that the heroes are forcing him to put on his game face and rant when he'd rather [[VillainsOutShopping kick back and relax with a surplus lampshade latte]].
* Several characters from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Aeron Greyjoy, AKA Damphair: NO GODLESS MAN MAY SIT THE SEASTONE CHAIR!
** Viserys Targaryen: I AM THE BLOOD OF THE DRAGON! I'M THE DRAGON!
** HODORHODORHODORHODORHODORHODORHODOR!
** Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne would like you to admit that you murdered his sister ''EEEEEEEEEEELIAAAAAAAAAAAA!''
** The Lords of the Seven Kingdoms like to stick Ham into their titles:
*** King Balon Greyjoy, Iron King of the Isles and the North, Lord-Reaper of Pyke, Son of the Sea Wind and King of Salt and Rock
*** King Robert I Baratheon, King of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm
*** The crown of hammy titles has to go to: Queen Daenerys I Targaryen, [[spoiler: Queen of Meereen]], Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lady of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, Stormborn, [[spoiler: Breaker of Shackles, Breaker of Chains,]] Princess of Dragonstone and [[spoiler: Mother of Dragons.]]
** Tormund Giantsbane, [[TheMunchausen Tall-talker]], Horn-blower and Breaker of Ice, Husband to Bears, the Mead-king of Ruddy Hall, Speaker to Gods and Father of Hosts. All of which are self-styled titles. He has the most boisterous, hammiest laugh
in form the series and he loves talking about anything to do with his member.
** "[[ThirdPersonPerson STRONG BELWAS]] NEEDS [[TrademarkFavoriteFood LIVER AND ONIONS]]!"
* Lloyd Henried and the guy he was on a crime spree with, in the beginning
of [[ItMakesSenseInContext being drowned ''Literature/TheStand''. Randall Flagg got into it in ham.]]a darker, creepy way, too, later on.
** And the girl who had sex with Nick Andros and then started shooting at the two of them.



* The Hooded Man from ''[[Literature/ElsabethSoesten No Good Deed...]]'', [[spoiler: aka, Lord Cuncz]], particularly his fondness of lingering in shadows and wrapping himself in his cloak to play up his mysteriousness.
--> "Well, what have we here? A whore, a friar, and an abbot all walk into an abbey. Hmm, I am sure you all have heard that one before, so let us forget the jokes."

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* In Creator/ThomasMann's works
**
The Hooded Man from ''[[Literature/ElsabethSoesten No Good Deed...]]'', [[spoiler: aka, Lord Cuncz]], particularly his fondness of lingering tall, exuberant Dutchman Mijnheer Peeperkorn in shadows and wrapping himself in his cloak to play up his mysteriousness.
--> "Well, what have we here? A whore, a friar, and an abbot all walk into an abbey. Hmm, I am sure you all have heard that one before, so let us forget
''The Magic Mountain''. (He was modeled after RealLife German author Gerhart Hauptmann.)
** Alois Permaneder,
the jokes."Bavarian in ''Buddenbrooks''.



* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Remho the Trickster is found of {{Big Entrance}}s, dramatic statements, and explosions. He announces the start of auditions with a pyrotechnic display that reads "Auditions are Open".
* In ''Literature/AlexAndTheIronicGentleman'', the aging actor and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin large cephalopod]] Extremely Ginormous Octopus is, predictably enough for his career, tremendously hammy.
* Effie Trinket from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''.

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Remho Tigerstar and Brokenstar, main villains from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' both qualify. It helps that there's a meeting every month where they can give hammy speeches, but when they [[spoiler: die and go to the Trickster Dark Forest]], they feel obliged to hold these meetings, just so their trainees know that a ham is found of {{Big Entrance}}s, dramatic statements, and explosions. He announces the in charge.
** Oh, god, where to
start of auditions with a pyrotechnic display that reads "Auditions are Open".
Hawkfrost? "We shall taste victory soon!" just speaks for itself...
* In ''Literature/AlexAndTheIronicGentleman'', "Excuse me! [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Elassar_Targon Elassar Targon]], Master of the aging actor Universe, reporting for duty!" A pilot in the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Elassar has the odd distinction of always ''reacting'' hammily.
** [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Garik_Loran Face Loran]] is a former child star turned X-Wing pilot,
and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin large cephalopod]] Extremely Ginormous Octopus is, predictably enough for his career, tremendously hammy.
* Effie Trinket from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''.
is a past master as unleashing the right amount of ham in the right place at the right time. His hamminess got him a CrowningMomentOfAwesome / [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]] when he had to [[FalseFlagOperation impersonate]] ''another'' LargeHam, [[SmallNameBigEgo Captain Darillian]].
-->''Thank you, thank you. Performances every hour, on the hour. Imperial madmen a speciality.''


* Nicholas van Rijn, interstellar entrepreneur in Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/PolesotechnicLeague'' stories. If these were made into movies, he'd have to be played by BrianBlessed. He talks and acts Big Ham, certainly, but is also large and fat, just so you don't miss the point.

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* Nicholas van Rijn, interstellar entrepreneur in Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/PolesotechnicLeague'' stories. If these were made into movies, he'd have to be played by BrianBlessed.Creator/BrianBlessed. He talks and acts Big Ham, certainly, but is also large and fat, just so you don't miss the point.



** Archchancellor Ridcully, wizard of wizards is another candidate to be played by {{BRIAN BLESSED}} in any live-action adaptation, although in the ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' movie they went with Joss Ackland.

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** Archchancellor Ridcully, wizard of wizards is another candidate to be played by {{BRIAN BLESSED}} Creator/BrianBlessed in any live-action adaptation, although in the ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' movie they went with Joss Ackland.



* Spiro in the BBC adaptation of ''Literature/MyFamilyAndOtherAnimals'', it helps also that he was played by {{BRIAN BLESSED}}.

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* Spiro in the BBC adaptation of ''Literature/MyFamilyAndOtherAnimals'', it helps also that he was played by {{BRIAN BLESSED}}.Creator/BrianBlessed.

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** Lest we forget, [[HarryPotterMuggles MOTORCYCLES DON'T FLY!]]


* Several characters from ASongOfIceAndFire:

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* Several characters from ASongOfIceAndFire:Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire:


* Lloyd Henried and the guy he was on a crime spree with, in the beginning of ''TheStand''. Randall Flagg got into it in a darker, creepy way, too, later on.

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* Lloyd Henried and the guy he was on a crime spree with, in the beginning of ''TheStand''.''Literature/TheStand''. Randall Flagg got into it in a darker, creepy way, too, later on.

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