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"In the name of Robert of the House Baratheon, the First of His Name, King of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, I, Eddard, of the House Stark, Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North, sentence you to die."
Eddard Stark, Game of Thrones

The offspring of both Large Ham and Insistent Terminology, this is when a character has some sort of title appended (loudly) to their name. This is typically done by the character in question whenever they introduce themselves (assuming they introduce themselves enough times to count as this trope), however the effect can also be achieved by consistent Boss Subtitles or some sort of lackey giving it for them. Memetic Mutation can lead to fans creating one by always using their name with the title even if the title isn't normally appended to their name in-universe.

The Magnificent might do this, depending on how they feel about their title. If other characters append the title then it's also an example of Phrase Catcher. If they do it themselves then it's (naturally) their catchphrase.

Remember that simply having a title and using it once or twice doesn't count; the character or someone else must keep using it as part of their name.

See also Red Baron, They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!, Try to Fit That on a Business Card, I Am the Noun. Compare Verbal Business Card. Contrast Just the First Citizen.


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    Anime & Manga 

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    Comic Strips 
  • The Far Side cartoon, "The Names We Give Dogs/The Names They Give Themselves," implies this; it can be seen here.
  • Calvin and Hobbes
    • CALVIN! BOY... OF DESTINY! *cymbal crash*
    • Calvin appears to have a penchant for this trope, as he has also dubbed himself Calvin The Bold, Calvin the (Super) Genius, Spaceman Spiff, galactic explorer!!, Stupendous Man! Champion of Liberty!! Foe of Tyranny!!!, and so on and so on.
  • Garfield: Nermal, the world's cutest kitten! Note that this title is not actually technically accurate; he's really an adult cat that happens to look really young and the sense to go with what works.

    Fan Works 
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: "And now I sacrifice my pawn to summon Ultimate Elemental Hero Ultimately Shining Queen's Pawn! Now I am the Chess Prince!"
  • RainbowDoubleDash's Lunaverse:
    • Aside from the Great and Powerful Trixie, there's an enemy in one story who introduces herself as "the Dark and Omnipotent Antithesis". Though only after her initial name of "Twixie" just gets blank looks.
    • Trixie herself doesn't realize non-showpony professions don't tend to do this, so when forced to pretend to be Lyra, she introduces herself as the "Majestic and Lovely Lyra". This gets her some very confused stares, and irritates the actual Lyra, who's right there, just invisible to prevent a Freak Out.
  • The Infinite Loops: Anywhere Ciaphas Cain (HERO OF THE IMPERIUM) goes, a suitable dramatic title shall follow, often adjusted for the universe he's in. Ergo, as a pony, he becomes Candy Cane, HERO OF EQUESTRIA!

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    Films — Live-Action 

  • Ciaphas Cain, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM! from the novels of the same name. Notable in that he doesn't really want the title, or the recognition that comes with it.
  • Septimus Heap: The new head of the Message Rat Office is quite verbal at being called "Sir".
  • In the X-Wing Series, when Wraith Squadron's pilots object to their new recruit Elassar Targon not being crazy enough to fit in, he responds by jumping on a table and yelling "Elessar Targon, Master of the Universe, reporting for duty!"
    "Objection Withdrawn!"
  • Unseen Academicals has Bengo Macarona, the visiting professor and star football player of Unseen University. He is very highly educated and won't let anyone omit his full academic honors. Even when making up a football chant. This creates an Overly Long Gag.
  • In Forrest Gump, a Forrest Gump remembers when he was younger (this would have been in the mid-1950s) a local Klansman, "Grand Exalted Pishposh, or whatever he calls hissef" making a bad joke with a noose.

    Live-Action TV 

  • The full title for the King or Queen of the Seven Kingdoms in Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon can be quite extensive and pompous, as seen on the quote page.
  • When Conan O'Brien guest-hosted Saturday Night Live he starred in the sketch "Moleculo, the Molecular Man" as a Clark Kent/Superman expy. The others figured out pretty quickly that Brett Baker is really Moleculo since whenever Moleculo's name comes up he's compelled to say "The Molecular Man!" afterwards. He moves to Mexico where the same thing happens because he still has to yell "El hombre de los moleculos!"
  • Doctor Who:
    • Craig Owens has an infant son who calls himself "Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All." According to the Doctor, who speaks baby.
    • A certain politician who felt compelled to introduce herself to all and sundry as "Harriet Jones, MP for Flydale North" (and later, the even more unnecessary "Harriet Jones, Prime Minister"), to which absolutely everyone replied testily, "Yes, we know who you are." This led to awesome last words:
    Dalek: We know who you are.
  • One episode of How I Met Your Mother had Barney setting out to prove that Ted's career makes him sexy by introducing him to various random women as "Ted Mosby, Architect". When Ted will have no part of this, Barney proceeds to spend the evening telling various women that he is Ted Mosby, Architect.
  • New Girl: One of Shmidt's girlfriends recommends always introducing yourself as though your job is part of your name, as it makes you seem more important, no matter the job. This is doubly so for her since she's a politician and relies on people remembering to vote for her. "Fawn Moscotto, City Council."
  • From the US version of The Office we have "Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration" (who even has the second part used at his wedding).
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation had (when she was feeling particularly hammy or high and mighty); Lwaxana Troi, daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Riix, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed!
    • In the Imzadi Expanded Universe novels, Deanna makes it very clear to her new beau Will Riker that these titles are nowhere near as impressive as they sound; the Sacred Chalice of Riix is a rather battered old drinking vessel that her mother keeps in the back of her closet (an episode of the series had her call it "an old clay pot with mold growing inside it"), and another novel states that the Holy Rings are a bunch of tarnished bracelets they keep in a shoebox.
  • Star Trek: The Original Series had a former starship captain named Garth who went batshit crazy and got locked up in an insane asylum. During his jailbreak, he demanded to be called "LORD Garth of Izar, ''Master of the Universe!!"
  • The introduction to our hero in The Adventures of Captain Proton, the Show Within a Show in Star Trek: Voyager.
    Dr Chaotica: Captain Proton!
    Tom Paris: (playing Proton) Spaceman First Class, protector of Earth, scourge of intergalactic your service.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: when a lofty-sounding name shows up in a title credit, Servo pipes up in a pompous tone - "Ohh, is the great Hollingsworth Morse in this picture?"

    Pro Wrestling 
  • "From Ohio, he weighs in at 210 pounds, he is the bee's knees, the cat's pajamas, the whole shebang, all heart, the king of Cleveland, Johnny Wrestling, Johnny Gargano!"
  • SHIMMER: "From The Most Awesomest Place Ever: Bacchus Marsh, Australia. Weighing 68 kg of pure Adamantium. She has muscles so huge, they make The Incredible Hulk green with envy. Chuck Norris fears her. The Colossus Of Bacchus Marsh. The Indestructible One. The Rate Tank, Kellie Skater!"

    Tabletop Games 
  • Munchkin: one interesting piece of equipment is known as the Really Impressive Title. You don't have to come up with one, but pretty much everyone does anyway.
  • A Warhammer 40,000 thread that started innocently enough, except that the OP copy-pasted the All Caps name of the model he was asking about, with other posters following suit. The thread soon degenerated into singing the praises of the CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT.
  • Plenty of examples in Magic: The Gathering, but the three Eldrazi titans stand out, as befit a trio of giant monsters / evil gods at the heart of the Cosmic Horror Story part of the lore. Each can appear as two different cards with different attributes (because Eldrazi) and succinct but evocative titles to go with them.
    • Emrakul (the senior of the three going by card power) is the Aeons Torn and the Promised End.
    • Kozilek is the Butcher of Truth and the Great Distortion.
    • Ulamog is the Infinite Gyre and the Ceaseless Hunger.

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    Western Animation 
  • Futurama has Lrrr RULER OF THE PLANET OMICRON PERSEI 8!. He even shouts it when he's trying to go incognito.
  • When he appears in Bugs Bunny shorts (but not the Road Runner cartoons that made him famous) Wile E. Coyote introduces himself as; "Wile E. Coyote, super genius!"
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has THE GREAT AND POWERFUL TRIXIE! A unicorn who seems to enjoy bragging about many things she never did. Her special talent is stage performance, so playing a large ham comes with the territory. When she's not performing or trying to impress others, she tends to give it a rest.
    • Dragon Lord Ember is no slouch on the ham either, introducing herself to Ponyville as such: "Hello! I am Ember, Daughter of Torch, Winner of the Gauntlet of Fire and Lord of All Dragons!" Unsurprisingly, this unnerves some of the ponies.
  • Dave the Barbarian: The Dark Lord Chuckles The Silly Piggy!
  • The finale of The Legend of Korra reveals that Varrick's (apparent) full name is "Sir Iknik Blackstone Varrick of the Southern Water Tribe, Master of the High Seas".

    Real Life 
  • His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular, Idi Amin.
  • Norton I, Emperor of These United States and Protector of Mexico
  • In an interesting inversion (?), when in Germany and Austria all nobility titles were abolished by law, some titles now became part of the civic birth names. Which can lead to the effect that a "modern" descendant isn't happy with his hammy heritage.


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"Who Am I?" Shouts His Name

Upon losing his temper after Yuki scares him again, "Who Am I?" proclaims to the sky by shouting his own name.

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