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"THANK YOU! FUCK YOU! The star is here!"


A One-Liner that is powerful, portentous, and delivered by a character to announce his presence. As if we could possibly miss it. Often pronounced quite emphatically. Contractually required for a certain type of actor. Can almost always be replaced by, "Did someone order a LARGE HAM?"

Can be delivered as the character enters, or while he is still offstage as a portent. If the show engages in Lampshade Hanging about the largeness of the ham, this can evoke a response of "Oh no!" from those already in the scene. (See Catchphrase Interruptus).

When the line is uttered by proxy, that's Hammy Herald.

The most common form of dialog found in a World of Ham. Often the response to Inadvertent Entrance Cue. Usually a Catchphrase, but not always. Compare In the Name of the Moon, Big Entrance, Dynamic Entry. The Noblewoman's Laugh frequently ends up being a case of this. Sub-Trope of Establishing Character Moment.


When followed by a heapin' helpin' of ass-whoopin', it's a Pre-Asskicking One-Liner. Not to be confused with Food Fight. If this is combined with Say My Name then it's Large Ham Title.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Berserk: General Adon Coborlwitz, the Tudor Empire's most notorious Miles Gloriosus, is constitutionally unable to enter a scene without trumpeting the size of his ego.
    • Upon meeting Action Girl Casca on the battlefield, the very first lines he bellows are this mysogynistic and pompous challenge:
    "The battlefield is a sacred ground of men! I, Adon, head of the Blue Whale Ultra-Heavy Armored Fierce Assault Annihilation Knight Corps, shall teach you the folly of your frivolity in setting foot upon it!!"
    • During the battle of Doldrey, when Casca is about to reach the castle's battlements, he reveals himself at the top of the stairs wearing elaborately villainous armor and exclaims, "Sha-sha-SHOCK!!! ADONNN!!!" Casca's annoyed expression seems to say, "Oh no, not this loser again."
  • Jojos Bizarre Adventure
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    • Kamina manages to turn a simple encouragement to Simon into an incoming ham, to say nothing of his actual introduction to a Ganmen later on in the episode.
    • King Kittan is here!
    • Half of the show is people delivering hams, and many turn into this. The other half are mechs and blowing shit up. Even Nia pulls some at some point.
  • The first thing we see in Kill la Kill is Ira Gamagoori kicking down a door, which explodes, before entering the room and screaming "I'M ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS!"
  • Ninja Slayer sees its titular character practically transform this trope into a life philosophy, with the rest of them not far off behind. Cue word: "DOMO".
  • FLCL 's Haruko Haruhara introduces herself with an overenthusiastic cry of "LUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNCCCCCHHHH TIIIIIIIMMMMMMEEEE!!!!!" and running the main character over with her Vespa and beaning him on the head with her bass guitar.
  • Baccano!: Ladd Russo enters with the line "Thank you! fuck you! The star is here!"
  • A Certain Magical Index: "KIIIIIIHAARAAAAAA-KUUUUUN!"
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Graham Aker when transforming his mecha from plane to robot form in mid flight to do a bodyslam, "I call this, the Graham Special!!"
  • Pokémon:
    • The Team Rocket trio make rather a production of their entrances, going beyond a simple catch phrase to several catch sentences. More like a catch poem, really. It gets hammier and hammier with each season. They even did a Karaoke-style song once to introduce themselves. They do it so often that in To Master the Onixpected! Meowth even uses a remote to speed up the part of the episode where they perform their motto. James bites his tongue in the process from talking so fast. Meowth has a remote that can screw with reality... and he never uses it again!?!
    • Ash can be pretty enthusiastic when announcing his arrival someplace.
      Alexa: What's with all the yelling?
  • Pokémon Adventures has Black, whose first line was "I'M GOING TO BE THE CHAMPION OF THE POKÉMON LEAGUE!!!", which freaked out the other characters.
  • Code Geass: In the first season finale, Jeremiah busts out of the ground piloting the enormous Knight Giga Fortress Sigfried, screaming "ALL HAIL BRITANNIA!"
  • In Slayers OAV series, Naga's appalling Noblewoman's Laugh usually precedes her.
  • Renge in Ouran High School Host Club often does this via Noblewoman's Laugh before dramatically rising from under the floor.
  • "Sakiyama Kaori!", the Unknown Rival of Maki in Airmaster, in damn near every introduction.
  • The first episode of Sengoku Basara's anime is a food fight between half the cast over who has the biggest Incoming Ham. Even the opening line is an Incoming Ham; the one belonging to Date Masamune.
    Nobunaga: Bow before me. As penance for disobeying the lord of the clan of a hundred demons, die and repent in the afterlife. There are none before me, and none behind me. I am the Devil King of the Sixth Heaven, Oda Nobunaga! *dramatic cape swish*
    • Wakamoto adds to that with his magnificent voice, as well as being able to roll every r in "Oda Nobunaga", an incredible feat considering there is no r in "Oda Nobunaga".
  • So many One Piece characters.
  • Durarara!! "Iiiiii-zaaaaa-yaaaaaa-kuuuuuuuuuuun!" Probably the most appropriate way to formally introduce Shizuo.
  • Bleach:
    "Goooooooooooooood mooooorniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing Ichigoooooooooooooooooooooo!"
    "Hatte mothafucking Kudasaiiiiiiiiiii!"
  • Naruto: "Dynamiiiiiic entryyyyyyyyyyyy!"
  • Tiger & Bunny does this with Sky High in the first movie.
    Criminal: Don't try anything funny, or else!
    Sky High: You're the one who better "not try anything funny, or else", mister!
  • Sailor Moon: "Hold it right there!" before describing what the bad guy is doing, why it is wrong, and giving an In the Name of the Moon speech.
    • Each and every one of Tuxedo Mask's appearances, with his most over the top moment occurring in the S Movie, where he arrives on a Christmas float dressed as St. Nick himself.
  • Soul Eater:
    "Yahooooo ore-sama no Black*star da!"
  • "I am here to take your life! My name is Wizard, Rotton the Wizard! I don't have anything against you but—" *BAM!* Talking is not a free action in Black Lagoon. Shockingly, he lives to tell. He is the only one who had the sense to come in a bulletproof vest, which his Badass Longcoat does an excellent job of concealing.
  • Ahem. Major Armstrong. That is all.
    Isaac the Freezer: I know that voice! Is that you, Armstrong?!
    Major Armstrong: *smashes through wall* INDEED! NONE OTHER!
    • In the manga Armstrong is introduced during the battle with Scar. Scar has just said he will kill everyone there; this is followed by "I'd like to see you TRY!" and Armstrong's fist smashing the ground millimeters from him. And then there's Basque Grand's entry in Ishval: "I am the Ironblood Alchemist, Basque Grand! Iron and blood, might and manpower! If I do not lead the charge, then who will?!"
    • Literally every time the Major arrives to a fight, this happens.
  • Kagerou Shoukiin of Inu × Boku SS ramps this up by being not only hammy whenever introducing himself, but also irrevocably rude.
  • The Princess of the Crystal's "SURVIVAL STRATEGY!" in Mawaru-Penguindrum, even before taking into account the minute-long summoning sequence that follows.
  • Iskander from Fate/Zero decides to make his public entrance into the fourth holy grail war by crashing his flying thunder chariot directly in-between a dueling Saber and Lancer, leaving skid marks in the concrete, before throwing up his arms, loudly and openly declaring his true name, and then inviting both combatants to join his army and help him Take Over the World.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT shows that Levi the Slasher did not lose any of her hamminess from The Gears of Destiny when she enters the game world with this self-introduction.
    Levi: I'm super strong! Super awesome! And super cool! I'm the Dark Materials' raid boss! The name's LEVI THE SLASHER! (strikes a ready-for-action pose with V-Sign)
    Alicia: It's now Team T&H's chance to talk about how much they want to win.
    Fate: We can't compare to that...
  • Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • Italy is introduced like this:
      Germany: Now, if anyone has something to say, please raise your hand in a way that does not mock any salutes of my country's past.
      (hand floats slowly onto the screen)
      Germany: Germany recognizes his friend Italy!
    • Prussia's first named appearance begins with this:
    • The first episode focusing on the Allies begins with this line from America:
      America: I call this one "Attack Plan Alpha", like "alpha dog", WOOF!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters: As soon as you hear the two track bellow of "YYYUUUGGGIIIOOOHHH!" you know DAN GREEN!!! has shifted gears from Child to Ham.
  • A much more nightmarish version occurs in the last episode of Mekakucity Actors; the transition from screaming to a booming, echoing laugh as the Wide-Open Eyes Snake takes control of Konoha's body signals the arrival of the series' Big Bad and most dreaded figure, Kuroha.

    Card Games 
  • World of Warcraft trading card game:
    • In the "Molten Core" raid deck, whoever's playing the raid deck is encouraged to do this when the final boss appears. "Behold Ragnaros — The Firelord! He who was ancient when this world was young! Bow before him, mortals! Bow before your ending!"
    • The card comes by it honestly. The Firelord neutral class in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne is quite a Large Ham — his summoning quote is a Shout-Out to Sinistar.
  • Magic: The Gathering:
    • The joke set Unhinged has a card called "Carnivorous Death Parrot" that requires the player to read its flavor text at the start of every turn to keep the creature in play... the text "Save a kill spell to deal with this guy." (It makes sense when you see the picture.) There's also Infernal Spawn of Evil: "It's coming!" as well as "Ach! Hans, run!"
    • "Save a kill spell to deal with this guy" is a drawback — five cards in the same set have the ability "whenever an opponent says [either of the words in this card's name], you may say 'Gotcha!' and return this from your graveyard to your hand". The death-parrot triggers all five. It triggers six if your rules-meister considers 'to' to be a homophone of 'two'...

  • In his later performances, Sam Kinison would often walk on stage screaming, one time even chained like a wild animal.
  • When Jeff Dunham brings Achmed the Dead Terrorist out, he announces himself to the audience with "GREETINGS, INFIDELS!"

    Comic Books 
  • "The Fantastic Four!! Hah! Little do they dream they are naught but pawns in the hands of DOCTOR DOOM!"
  • Admittedly, Darkseid has an announcer for most of that. "On your knees for the master! The hour has come! He has come! Who is beyond good and evil? Who is the prophet of Anti-Life? Who is the rock and the chain and the lightning? All powerful! All unforgiving! All conquering! Who is your New God now and forever?"
    Darkseid: Darkseid is.
  • The Mighty Thor: "Ultron! We would have words with thee!". If Thor and/or The Incredible Hercules is on a team of Avengers, you can count on these kinds of moments frequently.
  • Gwenpool's very first comic book panel had her bursting through a door with a motorcycle while yelling "HELLO WORLD!"

    Fan Works 
  • Saviorof Demons: Haabu. Announcing his presence to the entire planet wasn't enough, no, he had to land in the middle of a city and challenge Mr. Satan to a match after the latter inadvertently called him out as a fake alien.
  • My Immortal: "What the hell are you doing you motherfukers!"
  • Nobody Dies: "Boom for the boom god!"
  • A Very Potter Musical:
    • "WHAT THE DEVIL IS GOING ON HEEEEEEEERE?!" This immortal line was uttered by Snape. In fact, Joe Moses in general, if Starship is anything to go on, too.
    • "Did somebody say DRACO MALFOY?" is probably the best example from the show. It gets special mention because nobody had actually said "Draco Malfoy". Draco's cue line was "Now let's leave these big baby childish jerks alone" before s/he interrupts the scene.
    • In the sequel, Goyle has a triple Incoming Ham moment which references three different Incoming Ham in a row: "WHO DARES DISTURB MY SLUMBER? GET OVER HERE! IT'S CLOBBERING TIME!"
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: "ATTENTION DUELISTS! My hair is making an entrance!"
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged: "I'M BACK, BITCHES!"
    • also: "...mineminemineMineMineMineMINEMINEMINE!!!"
    • And this gem from Super Android 13 Abridged: '''FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, I LAY DORMANT. WHO HAS DISTURBED MY-"
    Goku: Hey, best buddy!
  • Power Rangers GPX: "HELLO, RRRANGERS!!!"
  • Turnabout Storm: "HAHAHAHAHA! We Meet Again, Twilight Sparkle!"
  • Kyon: Big Damn Hero: Inverted with Taniguchi saying a "You!" Exclamation and pointing his finger to Kunikida when they meet in the 2-5 classroom, because it was Kunikida who was arriving both to the classroom and the scene (Taniguchi wasn't the focus in the scene beforehand, silently practicing his speech for when Kunikida arrived, making it Taniguchi's first action in the scene). It had the same effect than a straight use, however.
  • In Teen Titans: Call of Blood, when Superboy first arrives at Titans' Tower, he flies around and sings "SU-PER-BOY IN THE HOUSE! SU-PER-BOY IN THE HOUSE!" while hip-hop music blares from his phone.
  • Glorious Shotgun Princess: "Hello! I MAY HAVE TAMPERED WITH THE VOLUME CONTROLS!"
  • Movie Night At Freddy's: "Just what do you four think you're doing?"
  • The Keys Stand Alone: The Soft World: "Darlings!"
  • Alucard's triumphant return in episode 8 of Hellsing Ultimate Abridged is kicked off by him blaring Andrew W.K.'s "Ready To Die" out of the loudspeakers of the ship he's on as it arrives in London.

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Pirates of the Caribbean:
    • Jack Sparrow's and Davy Jones's grand entrances in the first and second films establish their mystique.
    • Davy Jones even provides one for the (not so articulate) Kraken:
      Davy Jones: Let no joyful voice be heard! Let no man look up at the sky with hope! And let this day be cursed by we who ready to wake... the KRAKEN!
    • While he starts out a little understated, you know Blackbeard's about to unleash when he first enters.
  • Pulp Fiction: Before Samuel L. Jackson asked Brett to "SAY WHAT AGAIN!" he "DON'T REMEMBER ASKING YOU A GOD DAMN THING!". Cue the introduction to the general public one of the biggest hams in the history of film.
  • The Fifth Element "KORBENNNNNNNNNNNN DALLLLLLLLLLLLLLASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!" - or for that matter, any time Ruby Rhod enters a scene. Any time the camera cuts away from and back to him counts. Sometimes even when the camera cuts from one shot of him to another.
  • Richard Henry Lee's first (spoken) line in 1776: "You sent for me, Benjamin". It's less of what he says and more of how he says it. Ron Holgate (Lee in the original Broadway production and the film) was American musical theater's version of BRIAN BLESSED.
  • Creedence Leonore Gielgud of Troll 2: This is MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY house!.
  • Transformers Film Series
  • Dogma: "Behold the Metatron, herald of the Almighty, and the voice of the one true God!"
    • Though with a job title like that, you'd expect him to be somewhat dramatic.
  • Beowulf "I'm here to kill your monster." Grendel does some of the same, only he says things like "Auaghghh! Auughaghhhh"
  • RoboCop (1987): Robocop when he busts the drug factory. The door first starts rattling, all of the bolts fall out, and it lands with an incredible WHAM as he's framed in Holy Backlight.
    RoboCop: Come quietly... or there will be... TROUBLE.
  • The Spirit: "I'm gonna kill you all kinds of dead!"
  • Inglourious Basterds: "NEIN, NEIN, NEIN!"
  • Braveheart, quite a lot
  • See the English dub of 1994 martial arts frolic Fist of Legend for the single most overstated instance of the word Bullshit! in the history of film.
  • CROKER!!! in Evil Alien Conquerors stomps into a restaurant and starts screaming at the diners. Why? Because he's CROKER!!!
  • Hellraiser: "The box. You opened it. We came."
  • The local radio DJ in Groundhog Day "Okay, campers, rise and shine! And don't forget your booties 'cause it's coooooold out there today!..."
    • Given that every day of his "Groundhog Day" Loop begins with a clip of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" and this spiel, Phil soon grows to hate his voice with a passion.
  • Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny: Satan in the finale.
    Satan: I AM COMPLETE!
    JB and KG: Fuuuuuuuuuck...
    • JB, and by extension, the movie itself, starts:
    JB: ♪ A long-ass fucking time ago in a town called Kickapoo... ♪
  • Whenever Stanley becomes The Mask, he delivers one of those, starting with what would become his Catch-Phrase: "SSSSMOKIN'!"
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie: Ivan Ooze manages to steal the spotlight from Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa. No mean feat, considering they were pretty massive hams to begin with.
  • Star Trek VI: "I can see you, Kirk. Can you see me?"
  • Good Morning, Vietnam: Robin Williams plays a radio host. What else would you expect from him?
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
    • Also "Guess who's drunk!"
    • "You punched me in the boob! Prepare to die, obviously!"
    • "Now you listen close and you listen hard, bucko. The next click you hear is me hanging up. The one after that... is me pulling the trigger."
  • The Guardian, the bad guy in Highlander: The Source, introduces himself to Duncan by zipping up to him and screaming, "THIS IS THE END OF TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME!" Duncan's reaction face is priceless.
  • John Malkovich in Eragon. "I suffer without my stone. DO NOT PROLONG MY SUFFERING!"
  • Kelly LeBrock's smoky "So....what would you little maniacs like to do first?" in Weird Science.
  • Kevin Spacey in Se7en: "Detective. Detective. DETECTIIIIIIVE! You're looking for me."
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki introduces himself to a crowd of terrified Germans in The Avengers: "Kneel before me. I said... KNEEL!!!"
    • Iron Man arrives to the strains of AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill", which he transmitted into the radio communicator of the SHIELD quinjet and repulsor blasts Loki off his feet and aims all the gajillion guns embedded in his suit at him. The line itself, "Agent Romanov, you miss me?" is understated. Tony likes to talk with his actions and BGM.
  • Judge Dredd: Dredd shouting "I AM THE LAUWH".
  • Blue Velvet has the memorable villain introduce himself with SHADDAP! It's 'DADDY', SHITHEAD!"
  • The Great Goblin in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; both in the theatrical ("Who would be so bold as to come armed into my kingdom? Spies? Thieves?! Assassins?!") and extended ("I feel a song coming on...") cuts of the film.
  • Kenneth Branagh has at least two good ones.
    • In Wild Wild West, Arliss Loveless emerges from an exploding model of Abraham Lincoln saying "Don't yew just haaaate thay-ut song?" complete with 720 degrees of eye-rolling. Then he rides his wheelchair doing a hammy speech.
    • In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, he arrives at a library just smiling under lots of cameras, and is still confirmed as a gigantic ham.
  • And speaking of Harry Potter, when a troll gets into Hogwarts in the first movie, how does everyone find out?
    Quirrel: TROOOOOOOOLLLLLLL!!! IN THE DUNGEOOOON! TROLL IN THE DUNGEON! (stops in front of Dumbledore) Thought you ought to know. (faints)
  • Into the Woods: When the Baker notices that the Witch from next door (played by Meryl Streep) is paying them a visit, it's immediately followed by the bakery door being blown down, a big flash of lightning, and rats scurrying from under the Witch's dress. Not to mention subsequent appearances, where she teleports in just to yell at the Baker and his wife.
    "WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CARES?!? Cow's gone!! Get it back!!"
  • When the Ghostbusters get their first ghost-catching job, Janine promises that they'll be "totally discreet." So what happens when they show up?
    Theatrical Cut: Come here often?
    Extended cut: You carry a lot of tension on your shoulders. (going for Erin's hand) Holtzmann. Virgo. Avid skier. Gluten-full. And 100% jazzed to meet you.
  • Most villains in Batman movies.
    • Batman (1989): "It's me, Sugar bumps. (...) Jack? Jack is dead, my friend. You can call me... Joker. And as you can see, I'm a lot happier. "
    • Batman Returns: "I believe the word you're looking for is... AAAAAAAGH!" and "I am Catwoman. Hear me roar."
    • Batman Forever: " You're counting on the winged avenger to deliver you from evil, aren't you, my friend?" and "I hope you made extra."
    • Batman & Robin: "The Iceman Cometh!", "Ladies and gentlemen of the un-United Nations. And our mystery bidder." and "Hello, Jason. I think I've had a change of heart. "
    • The Dark Knight: "(Evil Laugh) And they say my jokes are bad!"
    • The Dark Knight Rises: "No one cared who I was until I put on the mask."
  • In the first Friday film, Craig's best friend Smokey first appears by popping his upper body through Craig's window, ripping down the curtain and shouting "Break yo self, fool!"
  • Unokichi in The Lower Depths (1957) makes his entrance by singing a song loudly and horribly out of tune while dancing wildly and thumping on a drum, and proclaiming his release from jail at the top of his voice.
    Tatsu: You're in a fine mood.
  • Rampage has both Brett Wylden, introduced spouting Angrish while whacking a space station model, and Agent Russell, who like with Ruby Rhod above, arguably counts in every scene he enters.
  • Jeff Bridges in Kingsman: The Golden Circle: "The name is Champagne, but you can call me Champ."

  • There is a joke, which not only requires much Ham to be properly told, but is almost a literal example:
    "It's COMING!"
    "What 'it'?"
    "The WIENER SCHNITZ—" (vomit)

  • Esmé in A Series of Unfortunate Events gave her full name, usually to people who already knew it.
  • 'The Bartimaeus Trilogy
    • Bartimaeus has a bad habit of doing this. The first time he arises from the pentacle in a whirl of malicious special effects and spouts off a three-line list of titles, it's rather impressive. Thereafter it becomes progressively hammier as new achievements of dubious accuracy get added to the list, especially since we only see him do it with the one guy who's heard the spiel already.
    • At one point he says that djinn in general like to constantly top themselves when it comes to entrances, both for fun and because a flashy entrance can startle an unprepared magician enough for them to mess up the summoning, allowing the summoned creature to get their vengeance.
  • In David Eddings' The Elenium series, the Child-Goddess Aphrael definitely enjoys her drama, but she only steps into this territory when one of the knights complain about her tendency to teleport in right next to them/behind them, and nearly scare them out of their full-plate armor. Her next appearance is prefaced by a divine symphony of trumpet fanfares. Just to let them know she's coming.
  • Spiro's HOY! in My Family and Other Animals.
  • In This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It, John, after vaulting the asylum wall in the Caddie shouts, "DID SOMEONE ORDER SOME FUCKING PRISON BREAK WITH A SIDE OF SHOTGUN?"

    Live-Action TV 
  • Our Miss Brooks: Mr. Conklin usually enters with characteristic bluster.
  • Pictured above: Douglas Reynholm's Establishing Character Moment from The IT Crowd. Nothing says Large Ham like this dude arriving late to his dad's funeral, slamming open the church doors, taking off his sunglasses, making sure he's got everyone's attention and — right before spectacularly running up the isle, knocking down the casket and getting into a slap fight with the vicar — Milking the Giant Cow and Skyward Screaming at the top of his lungs: "FFFAAAAAAAAAAATHEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!"
  • The Mighty Boosh: Not a one liner, but Bob Fossil's entry in the Stage Show fits this trope nonetheless. It's over the top, it's noisy, it announces the presence of a Large Ham... the only difference is that it goes on for longer.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000:
    • Doctor Forrester's first appearance in any episode is usually announced with some variation on "Hello, booby," or another insulting nickname for Joel or Mike.
    • Then when Pearl took over as the major Big Bad, she would often greet Mike while making fun of his name, such as: "Oh hi Nike Smelson."
  • Gene Hunt (of Life On Mars and Ashes to Ashes) gets a lot of these. (The phrase "armed bastards", while well known, has only actually featured twice.)
  • Squiggy's nasal "Hallooooo!" every time he and Lenny would drop in on Laverne & Shirley.
  • Will & Grace: "Hey, friends, lovers, mothers and other strangers, you are not going to believe what happened to me..."
  • In Doctor Who, particularly the new series, the first appearance of a Dalek in a story is always accompanied by the all-purpose Catch-Phrase "EXTERMINATE!"
    • Variations include "HALT! STAY WHERE YOU ARE! YOU ARE A PRISONER OF THE DALEKS!", and so forth.
    • In Journey's End, some Daleks in Germany use the battle cry of "EXTERMINIEREN!".
    • In all his appearances, The Master tends to announce himself with "I am the Master, and you will obey me."
      • Though that's nothing compared to the Master's introduction in "Last of the Time Lords". You don't have it hammier than rocking your way into your flying Supervillain Lair while singing to the Scissor Sisters about your Foe Yay with your Arch-Enemy. And broadcasting the music to the entire planet.
    • The Captain's introduction in The Pirate Planet: "MR. FIBULI! MR. FIBULI! BY ALL THE X-RAY STORMS OF VIGA, WHERE IS THAT NINCOMPOOP?!"
    • Timothy Dalton with Gallifrey RISES! whilst spitting all over the camera.
    • Captain Jack's return to the show: "DOOOOOOOOOOOCTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!"
  • Subverted on Scrubs. Dr. Kevin Casey, played by Michael J. Fox, walks in dramatically and looks like he's about to give a one-liner... then stops, turns around, and comes back again. Then he stops, turns around, and comes back again, and J.D. reflects on his obsessive-compulsive disorder. Once he's made his entrance to his satisfaction, in lieu of a proper one-liner, he makes some comment about the crazy-strict rules he gave himself about entering the hospital.
  • Star Trek:
    • Q would sometimes deliver a portent just before materializing. "Au contraire, mon capitan! 'Eee's BAAAACK!"
    • The Borg always state their mantra of assimilation before proceeding to tear things apart.
  • Star Trek: Voyager. Lonzak in the World of Ham holodeck program The Adventures of Captain Proton.
    • The Doctor, in his Fair Haven priest getup, bursting in with a shout of "SINNERS!"
    • George Takei, who heavily campaigned to star in his own spinoff Excelsior, never got his wish; but he did get to sit in the Captain's chair in VOY's "Flashback". He only gets a handful of lines and milks them for all they're worth. "My...............Goooooooooooooooooooood."
    Doc Oho: Takei walks through the smoke on the Bridge of the Excelsior like a dog sniffing out a sausage!
  • The West Wing: President Bartlet's first appearance on the show is preceeded by his proclamation (in the full authoritative voice of the President), "I am the Lord your God! Thou shalt have no other gods before me." It Makes Sense in Context, but wow.
    • Followed up with "Boy, those were the days, huh?"
    • In Season two, White House Counsel Lionel Tribbey, an imposing man by any standard, makes his first entrance by bursting through a door shouting "I WILL KILL PEOPLE TODAY, LEO!", while brandishing a cricket bat that was given to him by Queen Elizabeth II.
    • Also, basically every single entrance from Lord John Marbury.
  • Seinfeld: Kramer always entered Jerry's apartment with a dramatic slide - but it was postal employee Newman who had a recurring Ham whenever he entered a scene.
    "Hello, Jerry."
  • "This looks like a job for Superman!"
  • Momotaros/Sword Form in Kamen Rider Den-O has his catchphrase "Ore...Sanjou!" ("I have arrived!"), which he simply can't appear without saying. In All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker, he even pushed a Mook out of the way just to make sure he got his catchphrase in. And God have mercy on you if you interrupt it!
  • The League of Gentlemen:
    • "Hello, hello? What's all this shouting? We'll have no trouble here!"
    • "Hello, Daaaaaaaave?"
    • "Okey-cokey, pig-in-a-pokey! Good morning, job seekers!"
  • Janice from Friends: OH. MY. GOD.
  • WKRP in Cincinnati subverts this brilliantly in one episode, where Les Nessman introduces a new opening theme to the news that's such of an Incoming Ham you expect it to be directed by Cecil B. Demille and voiced by James Earl Jones. He then begins the news in his normal squeak of a voice.
  • Lord Flashheart from Blackadder is such a Large Ham he does this twice; first he rappels into the corridor and declares "Iiiit's ME!" Then he enters the room and announces "Flash by name - Flash by nature! Hurrah!", a sentiment shared by all the cast except Edmund. He also has the brilliant "Enter, a man who has no underwear."
    Lord Flash: *offscreen* HEY GIRLS! TAKE A LOOK AT MY MACHINERY! *girls squealing off-screen - followed by Flashheart coming in through the door, adjusting his trousers*
    • General Melchett occasionally gets this. In the second episode his entrances are proceeded with his signature "BAAAAAAAHHHH", the second instance even causing Blackadder to flatly utter "I'm dead."
    • And of course, BRIAN BLESSED himself.
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Rita Repulsa is given one in the opening, cementing her status as a Large Ham before the show even began.
    Rita Repulsa: AH!! After ten-thousand years, I'm free! It's time to conquer Earth!
  • Top Gear:
    • Jeremy Clarkson tends to be heard long before he appears;
      Jeremy Clarkson: [from across the studio] That is DISGUSTING!
      Richard Hammond: Oh, dear! I fear Jeremy may be heading this way with an opinion!
    • And Jeremy arriving in a fast car;
      Jeremy: POOOWWEEEER!
  • Game of Thrones:
    • In the last scene of episode 3, we're introduced to swordfighting instructor Syrio Forel, who's essentially played as a Spanish fop (albeit one who's also a Master Swordsman) and says every single line as dramatically as possible. "JUST SO!"
    • Drogon is a dragon, so being big and bombastic is just in his nature. He never fails to announce his presence with a mighty roar before appearing.
    • In Season 7, Euron announces his presence in battle by T-boning Yara's ship, crashing onto its with a giant gangplank shaped like a dragon and laughing maniacally. Doesn't get much hammier than that.
  • On Boy Meets World, Eric enters the first episode of season 7 by jumping on the student center pool table and yelling "EVERYBODY LOOK AT MY HEAD!" (because he got an Important Haircut). This sets the tone for his every more over the top Cloud Cuckoolander personality that season.
  • On Arrested Development GOB and Buster are impressed by rival magician "Tony Wonder" (Played by Ben Stiller) who only appears when someone uses the word "Wonder" at which point he tosses a smoke bomb, jumps out from hiding, and proclaims, "Did somebody say WONDER?!"
  • During a training exercise in Band of Brothers, Sobel abandons any form of stealth and decides to attack by tear-assing down a road (in a highly conspicuous leather jacket), pistol aloft, screaming "Hi-O SILVER!"
  • Supernatural: The Trickster in "Hammer of the Gods" ("Can't we all just GET ALONG?") and when entering the sitcom in "Changing Channels" right after having Castiel Blown Across the Room.
    "Helloooo!" (audience goes wild) "Thank you! Thank you!"
  • I'M LACTOSE MAN! Lever Man (played by the same actor in the same costume) has a similar entry.
  • Community: "Did someone say 'CRAZY PERSOOOOOOOOOOOON?!"
    Everyone else: No.
    Chang: ... Well, I heard it.
  • In the first episode of each season of Ru Pauls Drag Race, the Drag Queen contestants make their entrance into the work room one by one, thus giving them a prime opportunity to make a good first impression with their particular style. Most queens drop a one-liner or do some kind of Sexy Walk in their finest drag, while others make it an event:
    Laganja Estranga: Oh y'all wanted a twist, eh? Come on Season Six, let's get SICKENING!" *does a death drop in the doorway*
  • Babylon 5:
    • G'Kar usually announces his entry on stage by shouting the name of whoever he intends to speak to from across the room. Often before he appears on camera.
    • Londo is an unabashed ham in any of his public appearances, though it is clearly an affectation; he is far more reserved in private. However, his cries for his "... good friend MEEEEESTER GARIBALDI!!!" are a sight to behold, even by his standards.


  • True Capitalist:
    • The radio's host has this:
      "Well folks, I think it's time for everyone's favorite part of the broadcast, AND AH'M TALKIN' ABOUT RADIO GRAFFITTIIIIII! HAHAHAHAAAA!"
    • And then there's the callers.
    Ghost: 213/478, what do you think about Obama?
    Ghetto Capitalist: [crying baby] Ghost baby, what's going on?!
    Ghost: 614, what do you think about it?
    Tub Guy: Ghost, get in my tub and we'll have a three-way with Paul Ryan. It'll be totally legit. Oh my!
    Ghost: 347, what do you have to say?

    Pro Wrestling 

  • In the modern re-interpretation of The Imaginary Invalid, Beralde is introduced when he marches on stage and announces to the other characters, "I WRESTLED A BEAR TODAY."
    Toinette: Your shirt is all tattered!
    Beralde: That's what happens when you GRAB LIFE BY THE BALLS.
  • In the farce Murder in the Magnolias, Hollywood actress Lotta Kargo makes her first entrance proclaiming "In two days, tomorrow will be yesterday!"
  • Miles Gloriosus makes his grand entrance in A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum with several fanfares and this line: "Stand aside everyone! I take LARGE STEPS!"
  • RENT has Maureen delivering this little gem when she arrives for her performance:
    Maureen: *dramatically* JOANNE! Which way to the stage?!
    • Likewise her equivalent character in La Bohème appears interrupting a relatively smooth set piece coming in to riotous music. Conventionally we're first aware of her when we hear her shrieking with forced laughter off-stage, and in higher budget productions she often makes her entrance in an actual horse-drawn carriage or, if the setting is updated, a fancy car.
  • Depending on the production, Rum Tum Tugger from Cats can potentially have multiple ones of these. Generally, his first entrance (as himself rather than a chorus cat) is signaled by a dramatic guitar riff and a one-liner or sound effect; if the production includes "The Aweful Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles", he gets at least one mid-song entrance playing the bagpipes, and he even occasionally gets a dramatic entrance at the beginning of "Magical Mr. Mistoffelees", which is someone else's song.
  • The song "Dear Old Shiz" in Wicked ends with Galinda dramatically singing a high note as she is rolled onstage, letting you know that young Galinda will be much sillier than the older Glinda that appeared earlier in the show.
    • Elphaba makes a hammy entrance in "No Good Deed", in which she is raised up through the stage scream-singing "FIIIEEEROOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
  • In The Pirates of Penzance, Mabel introduces herself with a coloratura cadence.
  • The World of Ham that is opera is full of such examples, though The Barber of Seville has a particularly memorable one with Largo al factum, several bars of which are sung from off-stage before the baritone enters to sing this loud and flamboyant "I Am" Song. (Actually very useful for nervous singers to get into Large Ham mode before the audience can see them.)
  • Hamilton has two ham songs, Guns and Ships to introduce Lafayette (EV’RYONE GIVE IT UP FOR AMERICA’S FAVORITE FIGHTING FRENCHMAN!/ LAFAYETTE!) and Yorktown to introduce note  HERCULES MULLIGAN!!!
    • Three if you count the end of "Farmer Refuted" ("Silence! A message from the king, a message from the king, a message frooom the kiiiiiing!") leading into King George III's introduction in "You'll Be Back"
    • And another in "What'd I Miss":
      Burr: "But someone's gotta keep the American promise, you simply must meet Thomas. Thomas!"
      Chorus: "Thomas Jefferson's comin' hooooome...
  • Introduced by a Hammy Herald in the form of a breathtaking trumpet solo, the titular character of Elisabeth opens the verbal (and at points, depending on the production, physical) duel with Death himself. with a triumphant scream of her name. note 
  • Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier: "Au contraire!" Even in a parody where he's not identified by name, no one makes a dramatic entrance like Gaston.

    Video Games 
  • Super Robot Wars: Sanger Zombolt takes the cake.
  • Cave Story demonstrates this with the loveable bar of soap, Balrog.
    Balrog: (in the original language) HEEEEEEEYYYY!
    Balrog: (in the Fan Translation) HUZZAH!
    Balrog: (in the official translation) OH YEAH!
  • Cosmic Break: The Game Masters always do this in each and every VS. Chaos event.
  • City of Villains
    • In a mission where you are sent to stop the Circle of Thorns from summoning Baphomet, Bat'Zul's arrival is preceded by four waves of herald demons who announce his impending arrival. Talk about ego.
    • For that matter, almost every Archvillain or Elite Boss or allies, and many boss-level enemies have a few lines to introduce themselves. Most of them aren't too pretentious, although Lord Nemesis! is behind everything.
  • Tales of the Abyss: "Enter the Amazing Guy!"
  • Command & Conquer
    • "And he cried in a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come forth!' And Lazarus did arise from the grave...."
    • "Kane Lives in death! Kane Lives in death!" "KANE... LIIIVEEEEEEESSSS!!!!!!!"
    • All hero units (and some late game units) in the games announce their presence on the battlefield with this trope, especially the original Commando and Tanya.
  • Kingdom Hearts:
    • Ansem/Xehanort's Heartless introduces himself: "It is I, Ansem, Seeker of Darkness."
    • Maleficent gets one as well, when she goes into her One-Winged Angel dragon form: "THE TRU-U-UE DA-A-ARKNESS!"
  • Makai Kingdom
  • The World Ends with You: Lots of Reapers demonstrate various levels of hamminess. Sho Minamimoto manages to beat them all out.
    Minamimoto: Sooo Zetta Slow! How long does it take you to crack a Z-Class code! You factoring Hectopascals!
  • Waka, from Ōkami.
    "Hark! The call of the heavens, the earth, the sea... They summon me forth to defeat evil! Waka, the gods' gift to man, is here! Bonjour!"
  • Undertale: Every time Mettaton makes an entrance. "OHHHHHH YESSS!"
  • Warcraft
  • Mass EffeAssuming direct control.
  • Sinistar: "BEWARE! I LIVE!"
  • World of Warcraft: Every. Single. Raid. Boss. Ever. The top two are probably Kael and Malygos. Kael gives a hammy speech that lasts several minutes every time you engage him, and later returns to inform you that He knows what you're thinking. But Tempest Keep was merely a setback! Malygos? WHAT COULD YOU POSSIBLY HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH HERE? TO EMPLOY MAGIC? AGAINST ME? Bwahahahahahahaha!
    • Deathwing, in Cataclysm's intro cinematic. The opening note of music, silence, then: "PAAAAAAAAAAIN! AAAAGONYYYYYYY! My hatred BUUUUURNS through the CAVERNOUS DEEP!"
    • An interesting twist is in the Frost Lord Ahune encounter. When he is summoned, the player is the one delivering the lines - one of the rare instances in which the game makes a player character talk. Also done in the Headless Horseman encounter, actually. "Horseman rise/ Your time is nigh/ You felt death once/ Now, know demise!" There is never any other indication in the game that your character is the poetic sort.
    • More recently, Ultraxion. I am the beginning of the end! The shadow which bolts out the sun! The bell which tolls your doom! For this moment ALONE was I made! Look upon your death, mortals...and despair! Most of the dragons do this.
    • In Mists of Pandaria, we have Lei Shen, the Thunder King. "You! You have earned my ire. I will make an example of you, such that all who look upon my might will tremble and SUBMIT!" Some of the Sha count as well, particularly Anger, who has an appropriate line each time he appears. "Yes, YES! Bring your rage to bear! Try to strike me down!"
    • One of the best parts of running Trial of the Crusader? Lord Jaraxxus, Who is possibly the king of making an entrance. "TRIFILING GNOME. YOUR ARROGANCE WILL BE YOUR UNDOING!, YOU FACE JARAXXUS! ERADAR LORD OF THE BURNING LEGION!!!"
  • Any time in a Sonic the Hedgehog game when Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik introduces himself. Sonic and Shadow do this too, to a lesser extent.
  • Grahf does a bit of this in Xenogears whenever he shows up to ruin your day. Saying things like "Doth thou desire the power?" and "Blossom o fallen seed and grant unto thee the power of the glorious Mother of Destruction!" His kicking tune doesn't hurt either.
  • Magneto, in the X-Men arcade game: "X-Men! Welcome... TO YOUR DOOM!"
  • Baldur's Gate:
    • The first game has the following line from Minsc when you first click on him: "Stand and deliver, that my hamster may have a better look at you!"
    • And Xzar has: "Montaron! You are so AGGRAVATING! 'Tis disturbing to my DEMEANOUR!"
    • In the sequel, if you weren't expecting Minsc to be hammy after his proclamation that the bars "BEND AND TWIST WITH [HIS] BERSERKER STRENGTH!!", there is very little that can be done to help you.
  • Most of the characters have ham-tastic introductory animations before battles in Street Fighter IV. But El Fuerte's grand declaration of "IT'S SUPERRRRR DYNAMIIIIIIC COOKING TIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!!!" contains enough ham to choke your arteries.
  • The Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid series. Pick your game:
    Old Snake: LIQUIIID!
    Liquid Ocelot: SNAAAAAKE!
  • Vice President Richard Hawk from Metal Wolf Chaos: "Hello hello hello, hello, Michael! How's life treating you?" He also has a habit of using Evil Laughter for the same purpose. His first line in the game is evil laughter, and sets the tone for his performance.
    • HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW???!?!?!?!?!?
  • Everyone in Team Fortress 2 has their hammy moments, some more than others, so many of their "battle cry" lines — uttered at the beginning of every round — count as this. Especially the Heavy and Demoman. Also, the Heavy's Übercharge lines, given the context. "IS GOOD TIME TO RUN, COWARDS!"
    • For the game itself it was "I am Heavy Weapon's Guy", and then the ham just kept coming
    • This line says it all and this says the rest.
    • The Heavy had a literal example as he made his grand entrance in "Meet the Spy".
    • Merasmus the Magician has several lines for him to say when he arrives, and every single one of them is full of ham.
  • In Final Fantasy V (Advance translation), your first proper battle with Gilgamesh is proceeded by:
    • What is probably his most infamous line in the entire franchise:
    "Enough expository banter! Now we fight like men! And ladies! And ladies who dress like men! For Gilgamesh...IT IS MORPHING TIME!"
Any time Gilgamesh shows up, you can be guaranteed that there will be enough ham to feed a city block for a week.
  • Final Fantasy VI has Ultros and Atma, and Sabin
    • Kefka has his fair share as well. His unique and immediately recognizable laugh precedes some of the greatest ham the series has ever served up. His theme music adds to the effect by being at once humorous and intimidating, just like the man himself.
  • BlazBlue:' "I am the man of love and justice, Bang Shishigami!" And while we're at it: "I am the white void. I am the cold steel. I am the just sword. With blade in hand shall I reap the sins of this world and cleanse it in the fires of destruction. I am Hakumen. The end has come!"
  • Dawn of War
    Eldar Farseer: You lost this war before you even started, fool.
    Space Marine Captain: (in the absolute loudest scream possible) TAKE COVEEEEEEEEERRRRRRR!
    • The Assault Marines in the first Dawn of War were rather fond of shouting "DEATH FROM ABOOOOOOVE!!" while activating their jump packs, followed by crashing down onto whoever was unlucky enough and unleashing the full force of Warhammer 40,000's extra-strong brand of Chainsaw Good.
    • In addition, in Dawn of War II every single boss creature except Tyranid beasts gleefully indulges in this.
  • From Shadow Hearts: Covenant: CHAMPION OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE... GRAND PAPILLON!!!. This coming from a gay vampire wrestler who thinks he's a superhero.
  • Punch-Out!!: Super Macho Man gives a truly hamtastic line when you first fight him;
    "Are you READY?! 'Cause I'm gonna put on a SHOW!"
  • "You forget what it means to be 'human', Pius!" — Alexander Roivas, Eternal Darkness
  • BioShock:
    • "I am Andrew Ryan, and I'm here to ask a question: Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?"
  • Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped: "Mwahahahahahah... free, at LASSST!"
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story: "Did someone just page the King of Awesome?"
  • Killzone 2: Colonel Radec arrives to say "Haven't I killed ALL of you yet?"
    • Fallout: New Vegas: Old World Blues: "Ahahahaha! I am on-line once again! Tremble world before my electric heating coil of doom!" This coming from a toaster.
    • Fallout 4: If you side with the Brotherhood, Liberty Prime is back online, as hamy as ever.
  • God of War
    • "You challenge me, mortal? A GOD OF OLYMPUS?!"
    • Zeus' opening Rousing Speech in III definitely qualifies.
    • "Behold the GLORY of HELIOS!!"
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks:
  • Disgaea is rife with this, but special mention goes to Captain Gordon, DEFENDER OF EARTH!!!
    • Setting the tone for the entire damn game: AGENTS ARE... GO!!!!
  • Every unit says one of these lines upon being produced in StarCraft.
    • The Overmind, when it gives you a briefing at the beginning of Zerg campaign.
    • Continued into Starcraft II.
  • LittleBigPlanet: I... AM AVALON CENTRIFUGE!
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky: "I HAVE FOUND YOU AT LAST! THE DEFILERS WHO ARE CAUSING... THE DISTORTION OF SPACE!"
  • While damn near all capital ships in Sins of a Solar Empire are hammy special mention goes to the Vulkuras Desolater... because... well... just listen to this... thats just what he says when he spawns...
  • The Beast of Homeworld Cataclysm:
  • Star Fox: All of Star Wolf introduces themselves as different cuts of ham. First, Wolf (standard Large Ham) with the memetic "Can't let you do that, Star Fox!!", then Leon (Cold Ham) with "Andross has ordered us to take you down.", then Pigma (Jerkass Ham) with "Peppy! Long time no see!", and finally Andrew (Family Honor Ham) with "Andross' enemy is MY enemy."
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising: Villians are no match for Pyrrhon!
    • Let us not forget Hades' first appearance, in which he RIPS THE CREDITS OFF THE SCREEN, and introduces himself with "sorry to keep YOU waiting!", then proceeds to refer to you as "Pitty-Pat". Really, any time he speaks could qualify. "Good morning, do-gooders!" and "Paluteeeeenaaaa! Oh, pretty Paluteeenaaa! Can you hear me?" are particularly wonderful examples.
  • Approach any named character in any of the many Warriors series of games and prepare to be greeted by ham. Only natural, after all—all these games take place in their own World of Ham. Even the generic officers will greet you with boasts and threats, ranging from the basic to the overblown, neatly underscoring that there is nothing understated about Koei's Hack and Slash mainstays. It fall short of Pre Ass Kicking One Liner because in some instances they're not expected to live long enough to finish their lines.
  • Murray's introduction in Sly 2: Band of Thieves consists of him ''bellyflopping through a glass ceiling.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monster Coliseum, Marik's entrance is loud, evil, and hilariously over-the-top.
    Marik: Ah, there you are, Pharaoh! Are you ready to lose everything you hold dear?
  • Being reduced to a card did nothing to cut Lord Jaraxxus' ham down.
    • Joining him in terms of hammy 'replace your hero' characters is Ragnaros when called up from Majordomo Executus' battlecry.
    TOO SOON! You have awakened me TOO SOON, Executus!
  • Not just limiting the ham to World of Warcraft, Blizzard loves this trope—in Overwatch, some characters will use their selection call to ham it up to the moon. Reinhardt especially loves to do this.
    Reinhardt: Don't worry my friends, I! AM YOUR SHIELD!
    • Upon being nanoboosted by Ana, every character (except Ana) will yell the phrase "I AM UNSTOPPABLE!" (or some variation thereof.)
  • Heroes of the Storm has the Dragon Knight, who presumably relishes just being able to speak during his release from that statue. (Sadly now replaced by the voiceover of his much-less-hammy wife.)
  • Diablo III gives us the Skeleton King, who's first words to the Player Character are "You dare to bring the warmth of life into my tomb?!"
  • Tiesel Bonne by this point in Mega Man Legends has already established himself to have as much ham as an M. Bison on rye, but before attempting to blow The Flutter out of the sky he feels the need to not only laugh maniacally, but to broadcast his laughter over the P.A. so Mega Man and Roll know what's coming.
  • Mister Torgue of the Borderlands franchise first introduces himself properly in the "Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage" DLC by hijacking Patricia Tannis' mostly-scientific announcement of a new Vault discovery.
    Mister Torgue: BOOOOOORING. You don't wanna hear about that, Vault Hunter! You wanna hear about loot! And pecs! AND EXPLOSIONS! I'm Torgue, and I'm here to ask you one question, and one question only: EXPLOSIONS?
    Tannis: Get off this ECHO frequency you protein-guzzling buffoon! I'm trying to convey—
  • Tom Phan (AKA The Phantom) in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one of the only two characters in the game to have full voice acting, and he makes damn good use of it:
    Phantom: HA! You think yours is a real mustache?!
  • Wario once he becomes Wario Deluxe in WarioWare Gold.
    Wario Deluxe: Oh! The money! The power! I can feel it—inside! Gurgling!...Building! It''s, uh...EXPLOSIVE!
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: Big Smoke's very first line in the game?note  "YOU PICKED THE WRONG HOUSE, FOOL!"

    Visual Novels 

    Web Animation 
  • If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device seems to love it.
    • Hearing this is your first and only warning that ham is incoming in more than one way.
    • NO PATHETIC BOX CAN HOLD ME LIKE THIS! — Magnus the Red, moments after blasting out of said box.
    • GREETERLINGS! THIS IS A GOOD-LOOKING BEARD YOU HAVE THERE, SIR! — Kaldor Draigo, who went just a bit more off the rocker than expected.
    • *CRASH* Chapter Master! I, Cato Sicarius, would like to speak to you~! — Cato Sicarius, ruining Papa Smurf's day just a little more.
    • The dramatic appearance of Horus in the April 1st joke episode, which followed him roasting the Custodes to death with an explosion of fire for added emphasis:
  • RWBY shows in Nora's first scene how she'll be the standout of a World of Ham, greeting her awakening friend Ren with "Wake up, lazy bud!" before jumping all over the room singing "♪It's morning! It's morning! It's morning! It's morning!♪". And that's before she rambles on and on with Ren not even changing his expression.

    Web Comics 

    Web Videos 
  • Honestly, the top award for this in web video should go to Tom Clark's portrayal of Boris Todbringer, a duke from the Warhammer Universe. He just EXUDES ham.
    • It's ME! TODDY!
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog:
    • It introduces the egotistical Captain Hammer with a scene-stealing hero song atop a moving van, complete with Milking the Giant Cow.
      Stand back, everyone, nothing here to see!
      Just imminent danger, in the middle of it me!
      Yes, Captain Hammer's here, hair blowing in the breeze!
      The day needs my saving expertise!
    • Doctor Horrible himself first appears doing an Evil Laugh at the camera. But he's just demonstrating how well it's coming along.
  • Monster Factory: IT'S TIME FOR SUCCOTASH!
  • When the Executor sends Terl a new leader in To Boldly Flee, General Zod is introduced with one word: KNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLL! Hilariously, Terl thinks this is his actual name.
    Terl: Oh God, he's foreign... Um, Hello, Neil! Very nice to meet you!
  • Atop the Fourth Wall:
    • 90's Kid always heralds his arrivals with one word: DUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!!
    • Similarly, Moarte always starts off with some variation on "HELLO, my cheeldren!"
  • Silver Tom of JourneyQuest. "FELICITATIONS!"
  • The Nostalgia Critic:
    • The Critic's review on Small Soldiers gives us DEEEEEEVVVVIIILLL BBOOOONNNEEEERRRR!
      Devil Boner: I'M CHILD FRIENDLY!!!
    • The Critic in general, typically opens each video by delivering his catchphrase with considerable aplomb.
      Nostalgia Critic: HellO, I'm the Nostalgia Critic, I remember it so you don't have to!
  • Epic Rap Battles of History
      • "Knock knock knock knock! Did somebody say 'birthmarks'?"-Mikhail Gorbachev
      • "Did somebody say 'real power'?"-Vladimir Putin
    • "(M-I-C) I ROCK THE MIC PROPERLY!"-Walt Disney
  • In Noob: La Quête Légendaire, Rafale makes a loud and Third-Person Person introduction of himself before showing himself to the Noob guild, who's looking for an extra player at the time.

    Western Animation 
  • On the show Adventure Time, Lemongrab makes his grand entrance by walking into the castle on a camel, and declaring, in a shrill, cracking scream: "This Castle Is... In... UNACCEPTABLE CONDITION! UNACCEPTABLLLEEE!!! THIRTY DAYS IN THE DUNGEON!!!"
  • "I am the terror that flaps in the night! I am the (Noun) that (Verb)s your (Noun)! I am DARKWING DUCK!" ...More often than not, tripping or otherwise spoiling the drama on the word "Duck".
  • "By All Your Powers Combined, I am Captain Planet!"
  • Transformers
  • Mighty Mouse was unable to enter a scene without bellowing, "Here I come to save the day!"
  • The Spectacular Spiderman: "We... will have VENGEANCE... ON SPIDER-MAAAAN!! RAAAAAAAAAAGH!" Why couldn't Venom have been this awesome in Spider-Man 3? Oh, yeah.
  • In an episode of Megas XLR, Coop acquires a videogame that is in reality a prison for giant monster criminals. As he "selects" the Monster of the Week:
    Grrkek: You will rue the day you met Grrkek the Planet Killer!
    Coop: Oh, rue the day. Who talks like that? I'm gonna beat you down just for talkin' all weird!
  • In the first episode of Freakazoid!, when we see Dexter Douglas transform for the first time, Freakazoid promptly jumps at the camera and declares, "HELLO! I'M HERE IN THE SHOW!"
    • ...which is topped by the opening segment of the series.
      Terror. Terror in the night. The whipping, howling, unforgiving winds CRASH into the clouds and rain falls no matter where you turn. There is no escape. No escaping the true horror... A sudden silence — and then screaming thunder, lightning, floods, tornadoes, famine, pestilence, vermin! Pestilence! Fire! Earthquakes! AAAAAAAHHHHH!!! Giving way to hazy afternoon sunshine. I'll be back with a five-day forecast afterrrr this!
  • Metalocalypse
    • "Ooh! Ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka co-ka-ka-ka-YEAH! I'm Doctor Rockzo! The Rock and Roll Clown! I DO COCAAAAAAIIINE!! I hear it's somebody's biiiirrrrthdaaaaaay. I DO COCAINE!!"
    "Seriously, dude, a lot of cocaine."
    • Pickles brings one in Season 3 when he gets drunk and obtains Popeye-like strength after having gone through rehabilitiation.
    "I AM BACK MOTHER F(guitar riff)ERS!"
  • Futurama
    • Every time Lrrr enters a scene, he needs to announce that he is RULER OF THE PLANET OMICRON PERSEI 8!, even if he's trying to be anonymous. Even as a bear he has to announce that he is Brr, DEVOURER OF FISH AND HONEY in "Natrurama".
    • Professor Farnsworth typically first proclaims, "GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE!"
    • Morbo always refers to himself in the third person! 90% of his lines are about how inferior humans are.
  • "There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!"
  • Batman Beyond's Mad Stan's (voiced by Henry Rollins) philosophy in life, Catch-Phrase and first line in the series are all the same four words: "BLOW IT ALL UP!"
  • In a Static Shock episode where Richie was kidnapped by Ebon, Static bursts into the hideout with a loud "SOMEONE SAY MY NAME?!"
  • Invader Zim has several of these. Ironically, Zim, who is in an almost constant state of Chewing the Scenery, does not.
    • "I am THROBULATOR! Being of pure headache!"
    • "Not now son. I'm making TOAST!"
    • "Dib took the last soda. He will pay."
    • Tak subverts the trope... for about ten seconds, until just after she's introduced herself. Then:
    Tak: My father's the head of the DEEEEE-licious Weenie Corporation, SO I BROUGHT VALENTINE'S WEENIES FOR EVERYONE! (commence tide of weenies)
    • While it's not his first line in the series (by far), GIR's "GUESS WHO MADE WAFFLES?!" in Zim Eats Waffles qualifies.
  • Almost everybody in Batman: The Brave and the Bold has hammy first lines, but the Music Meister raises the bar exceedingly high by introducing himself with a musical number.
  • Samurai Jack: "Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the Shapeshifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an UNSPEAKABLE EVIL! BUT, a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I TWOAH open a portal in time, and flung him into The Future, where my evil is LAW! Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is AH-KU."
  • The Venture Bros.
    • "Grand Galactic Inquisitor" is 12 feet tall and shines what amounts to floodlights from his Eye. His voice is so powerful, his voice can be felt "in [your] chonies". However, his incoming line is "IGNORE ME!!!!!"
    • The Monarch and Dr. Orpheus also have been known to make grand entrances. Most of Orpheus's early dialogue was underscored with trumpet fanfare.
  • Mark Hamill's first appearance as the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series set the tone for his whole hammy run as the character by opening with his operatic rendition of "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells."
    Joker: I hate that song.
    Solomon Grundy: [Luthor,] You're crazy.
    Joker: And what's wrong with that? It's done wonders for me!
  • Kaeloo:
    • The titular character always yells something akin to "Hello, friends/buddies/pals!" while entering the scene in extravagant ways like floating down from the sky with an umbrella, crashing a kick-scooter into the couch or suddenly popping out of a conveniently placed box.
    • In the French dub, Olaf the penguin always yells something which translates to "Bow down before your emperor!" whenever he enters the scene. Nobody ever obeys this, and in some cases Mr. Cat even goes as far as beating him up.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Discord announces his presence via a silkily taunting, teasing disembodied voice, but doesn't actually appear, so it's not an example. When he shows himself in person with evil laughter and lightning in the background after disappearing all the main cast's horns and wings, then he gets hammy.
    Discord: You should see the looks on your faces! PRICELESS!
    • From much earlier, Nightmare Moon's entrance in "The Mare in the Moon".
    • Princess Luna's entrance from "Luna Eclipsed".
    • "Come one, come all! Come and witness the amazing magic of the Grrreat and Powerful TRRRIXIE!" Bonus points for making her first appearance in a puff of smoke and sparks while her signature fanfare plays in the background.
    • From the very first episode: A gasp. A gasp that lasts four seconds, lifts the gasping pony in the air, and then... she zips off screen. This is one of the longest delayed Incoming Hams, since she doesn't reappear until near the end of the episode—where we learn that this is Pinkie Pie, who invited the entire town over to the home of the Naïve Newcomer just to throw her a surprise welcome party. She only gets crazier from then on...
  • Ren and Stimpy has "POWDERED TOAST MAAAAAAANNN!!"
  • The Warner Bros. cartoon The Mouse That Jack Built had the cast of The Jack Benny Show giving voice to their cartoon likenesses as mice, including Don Wilson who thinks he's doing a commercial. When Jack tells him it's a movie, Don suddenly goes into Shakespeare before Jack dismisses him.
  • The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past From the Future does this pretty much every time he speaks.
  • From Beavis And Butthead, the first thing that usually comes out of Beavis' mouth whenever he goes into Cornholio mode is to declare "I AM CORNHOLIO! I NEED TP FOR MY BUNGHOLE!" or "ARE YOU THREATENING ME?".
  • This is how Ben of Ben10 introduces himself when he transforms, once Alien Force begins that is, by screaming the aliens name that he picks.
    • Sometimes subverted when he transforms into the wrong alien.
    • The biggest Incoming Ham of the series though is Rath, who is a veritable buffet of every Ham there is to be had. He manages to outham every single character with his introductory name alone.
  • Steven Universe: GOOOOOOOOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY! This is the lovely Sardonyx, coming to you a-LIVE from the soon-to-be-former Communication Hub!
    • And more recently we have Smoky Quartz, a fusion of Steven and Amethyst, whose very first words upon coming into existence are "WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY!"
  • Filmation's Ghostbusters: Lightning, thunderclaps, and chords from a pipe organ are Prime Evil's trademarks.
  • Finagle the Agent of Daisy-Head Mayzie makes his entrance by taking the titular moniker being chanted by the crowd of children he's standing behind and giving it one good, long wringing himself before starting his own number.
  • Ready Jet Go!:
    • "READY! JET! GOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!"
    • "Everybody in their place? Let's go into outer SPAAAAAAAACE!"
    • "In the quiet, I hear the stars, calling to me from on HIGGHHHHHHHH!!!"
    • The Milky Way song is just dripping with this trope. Listen to it for yourself here.

    Real Life 
  • Former New Zealand cricket player Danny Morrison serves as a commentator for the IPL. His Catch-Phrase when he's commentating a game being played in Pune (home of the Pune Warriors India)? "PUNEEEEE!!! NAMASTE!!!"
  • Steve Ballmer - what can we say?