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* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's habit of posing as fictional employees who say glowing things about him to the media is so common that there's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudonyms_of_Donald_Trump a whole page about it]] on TheOtherWiki.
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* When Shirogane's father first meets Kaguya in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'', he trolls her into revealing her feelings for his son by pretending to insult him and claiming he'll retract his statement if she can point out what makes him so wonderful. With every positive attribute she lists, he provides a counterargument, the only exception being when she mentions [[WhatBeautifulEyes his piercing gaze]] and he responds "his parents must have good genes."


* ''Fanfic/MarieDSuesseAndTheMysteryNewPirateAge'': The ending of the story heavily implies that the LemonyNarrator is actually [[spoiler: Trafalgar Law, or whatever is left of his Disinfector persona after the CosmicRetcon that ends the fic]]. Armed with this information, some of the lines that are spouted off end up being even more [[CrowningMomentOfFunny CMOF]]-worthy than on the first read.

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* ''Fanfic/MarieDSuesseAndTheMysteryNewPirateAge'': The ending of the story heavily implies that the LemonyNarrator is actually [[spoiler: Trafalgar Law, or whatever is left of his Disinfector persona after the CosmicRetcon that ends the fic]]. Armed with this information, some of the lines that are spouted off end up being even more [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments CMOF]]-worthy than on the first read.


'''Cartman:''' ''[{{beat}})] You're a fag, Kyle! Fuck you!''

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'''Cartman:''' ''[{{beat}})] ''({{beat}}) You're a fag, Kyle! Fuck you!''

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* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's habit of posing as fictional employees who say glowing things about him to the media is so common that there's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudonyms_of_Donald_Trump a whole page about it]] on TheOtherWiki.
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* In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Palpatine has a line that's something of a variant of this trope. When Count Dooku confronts Obi-Wan and Anakin in the opening rescue sequence, [[BigBad Palpatine]] says to them "Get help, you're no match for him. ''He's a Sith Lord''."
** Later, he tells Anakin about the "Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise," and elaborately describes how Plagueis' apprentice cleverly stabbed his master in the back and became the most powerful Sith Lord of all time (see the "Literature" folder).

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* In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'':
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Palpatine has a line that's something of a variant of this trope. When Count Dooku confronts Obi-Wan and Anakin in the opening rescue sequence, [[BigBad Palpatine]] says to them "Get help, you're no match for him. ''He's a Sith Lord''."
** Later, he tells Anakin about the "Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise," and elaborately describes how Plagueis' apprentice cleverly stabbed his master in the back and became the most powerful Sith Lord of all time (see the "Literature" folder). time. He's talking about himself.



* ''Series/BreakingBad'': in Season 4, Episode 5 ("Shotgun"), the Whites are having dinner with the Schraders. Hank is going on about what a genius Gale (whom Hank believes to have been the elusive "Heisenberg") was. Walt, who has had more than a couple of sips of wine and already has a ''massive'' ego issue, informs Hank that in his ''humble'' opinion, Gale's notebook didn't look like the work of a "genius", but more like that of a student copying down notes he didn't fully understand, and that the ''real'' genius might still be out there.

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': ''Series/BreakingBad'' uses this for tragic drama in Season 4, Episode 5 ("Shotgun"), the Whites are having dinner with the Schraders. ("Shotgun"). After Hank is going concludes that Gale was the criminal mastermind Heisenberg and goes on about what a genius Gale (whom Hank believes to he must have been the elusive "Heisenberg") was. Walt, who has had more than been, a couple of sips of wine slightly tipsy and already has a ''massive'' ego issue, informs Hank massively vain Walt interjects that in his ''humble'' opinion, Gale's notebook didn't look looks like the work of a "genius", but more like that of a student copying down notes he didn't fully understand, and that the ''real'' genius might still be out there.there. This convinces Hank to continue pursuing Heisenberg, much to Walt's ultimate chagrin.



* [[DeepCoverAgent Deep Cover KGB agent]] Elizabeth in ''Series/TheAmericans'' can't resist pointing out some of the Soviet Union's achievements.

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* [[DeepCoverAgent Deep ''Series/TheAmericans'': Despite being {{Deep Cover KGB agent]] Agent}} posing as regular American citizens during the Cold War, Philip and Elizabeth in ''Series/TheAmericans'' can't resist pointing out some of occasionally defending the Soviet Union's achievements.Union in conversation with others.



** "Matt" then proceeds to [[PsychicStrangle Force-choke]] Tim and [[BlownAcrossTheRoom hurl him across the room]] into a vending machine via MindOverMatter. It would then go on to become [[HilariousInHindsight even funnier in]] ''Film/TheLastJedi'', which [[ShirtlessScene revealed]] that Kylo Ren is, indeed, [[MrFanservice shredded.]]



* In ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', characters in the ShowWithinAShow are frequently shown reading and praising books written by the head writer, Garth Marenghi, in a blatant effort to stroke his ego.

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* In ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', characters in the ShowWithinAShow are frequently shown reading and praising books written by the head writer, Garth Marenghi, in a blatant effort to stroke his ego. Among other authors, Merenghi is a parody of Stephen King, who did this in his ''Literature/TheDarkTower'' series.


** During one story arc, Ryōga got a mark on his stomach that [[BlessedWithSuck makes him invincible, but looks incredibly stupid]]. Since it can only be removed by being defeated, Ranma tries all manner of things, and finally comes up with an answer:

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** During one story arc, Ryōga got a mark on his stomach that [[BlessedWithSuck [[EmbarrassingButEmpoweringOutfit makes him invincible, but looks incredibly stupid]]. Since it can only be removed by being defeated, Ranma tries all manner of things, and finally comes up with an answer:


--->'''[[TheCowl Mysterion]]:''' I assume you must be Cartman, [[NonStandardCharacterDesign because you're fat]].\\

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* In ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' Tim Drake mentions the former Robin looking more "graceful" and built like an athlete in comparison to [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Conner]] dressed as Robin when trying to convince Darla Aquista that said Robin (himself) is dead so she doesn't need to keep trying to kill him.

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* ''Fanfic/LikeARedheadedStepchild'''s climax involves Voldemort's resurrection being an ImperfectRitual which [[spoiler:essentially turns him into [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Yzma]]]]. The moment Hermione suggests that this might have been caused by deliberate sabotage, Snape denies it, on the grounds that "Only a skillful and masterful potions master could ever manage such a thing." [[LampshadeHanging Dumbledore immediately tells him to quit bragging]].

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-->''"Aye, there's the genius and the wonder of the man," cried Miles, then decided he'd better tone it down a bit.''

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': In the Android Saga, Dr. Gero/Android 20 certainly doesn't spare words to praise his own work while he's posing as just one of Dr. Gero's creations. This is actually what tips Piccolo off that Android 20 ''is'' Dr. Gero, which Bulma confirms.

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* In ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Elaine is mistaken by coworker Peggy for "Suzie". When Peggy complains to "Suzie" that that Elaine Benes is an idiot, Elaine is forced to defend herself, to a point where she snaps at Peggy and gets "Suzie" in trouble.


* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12855468/6/The-Wolf-Lord The Wolf Lord]]'' Harry, who was renamed James when Remus adopted him, comments to several Hufflepuffs that Harry Potter sounds more like a fairy tale than an actual person.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12855468/6/The-Wolf-Lord The Wolf Lord]]'' Harry, who was renamed James Lupin when Remus adopted him, comments to several Hufflepuffs that Harry Potter sounds more like a fairy tale than an actual person.


** During one story arc, Ryōga got a mark on his stomach that [[BlessedWithSuck makes him invincible, but looks incredibly stupid]]. Since it can only be removed by beating defeated, Ranma tries all manner of things, and finally comes up with an answer:

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** During one story arc, Ryōga got a mark on his stomach that [[BlessedWithSuck makes him invincible, but looks incredibly stupid]]. Since it can only be removed by beating being defeated, Ranma tries all manner of things, and finally comes up with an answer:



** InvertedTrope: Back in the Stan Lee/Steve Ditko days, Peter would bash Spider-Man anytime he was asked for his opinion on him.

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** InvertedTrope: Back in the Stan Lee/Steve Ditko days, Peter would bash Spider-Man anytime he was asked for his opinion on him.



** In stories that knowledge Daisy's superhero alter ego Paperinika, Daisy tends to act this way in a rather extreme way, especially when she and Donald talk of their respective alter egoes, as Donald has little patience for Paperinika and [[DependingOnTheWriter Daisy's usual admiration for Paperinik is replaced with outright contempt]].

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** In stories that knowledge Daisy's superhero alter ego Paperinika, Daisy tends to act this way in a rather extreme way, especially when she and Donald talk of their respective alter egoes, egos, as Donald has little patience for Paperinika and [[DependingOnTheWriter Daisy's usual admiration for Paperinik is replaced with outright contempt]].

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