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"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
Inigo Montoyanote , The Princess Bride

Before a duel begins, one character announces themselves to their opponent without any prompting, because they want their target to know who is about to pound them.

Causes can be Genocide Backfire, You Killed My Father, or there could be nothing personal and the hero is just doing this For Great Justice. It can lead to But for Me, It Was Tuesday, but is more likely to be caused by it.

This trope is also very common in Japanese anime, manga, and videogames regardless of the situation: It was part of the Samurai code of honor to tell your opponent your name before fighting them and not doing so was considered rude.

May directly accompany a Heroic Second Wind.note 

Compare Transformation Name Announcement, In the Name of the Moon, Say My Name, I Am X, Son of Y, Verbal Business Card, I Am Your Opponent. See also My Name Is ???, Badass Boast. Contrast Full-Name Ultimatum, where someone else saying your name spells bad news for you.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Bleach:
    • Ikkaku once explains to his opponent that the first thing Shinigami are taught when they learn how to fight is to always practice the custom known as 'the Last Courtesy'; this ensures that a Shinigami's opponent will always know the name of the person who killed them in battle. Some Arrancar practice something similar, but it's an act of individuality for them — not all Arrancar believe in it, such as Ikkaku's opponent, Edorad. It is seen as extremely arrogant and rude when Byakuya refuses to give his name to his opponent, telling Zommari there's no point giving it to someone who is about to die, and when Mayuri asks for his opponent's name just so he can label the experiment jar he'll place Szayelaporro into.
      "To announce your name and rank is a custom taught to us when we learn how to fight. It's known as the Last Courtesy. If a person dies in combat, at least you get to know the name of the one that brought death to you."
    • When Ichigo asks his Inner Hollow for its name, it declares it has no name. Later on, Ichigo learns the truth: his Inner Hollow's name is Zangetsu. The inner spirit that Ichigo had thought was Zangetsu was his Quincy heritage masquerading as his Shinigami power.
    • Like the Arrancar, the Quincies have an individual approach to whether or not they introduce themselves at the beginning of a battle. Some, like Haschwalth, are willing to play the Shinigami game and announce their identities at the beginning of a battle with a formality that rivals the Shinigami.
  • Light Yagami from Death Note informs Naomi Misora that he is Kira, approximately one second before her death kicks in.
  • In Digimon Fusion, Shoutmon tends to begin a fight with something along the lines of "We are the ones who will change this world! We are Xros Heart!"
  • Dragon Ball Z (technically Dragon Ball Z Kai): "I'm a proud Saiyan who calls Earth home, and I'm here to defeat you. I am the warrior you've heard of in legends, pure of heart and awakened by fury. That's what I am. I AM THE SUPER SAIYAN, SON GOKU!"
    • Vegeta also does not let us forget that he's the "Prince of all Saiyans".
  • Fate/Zero: Rider particularly does this, in the form of exposing himself as Iskandar, the King of Conquerors. This is generally considered a bad idea for a Servant because exposing their identity gives the enemy useful information about their weapons and powers. Some Servants, however, are so egotistical that they just don't care, like Rider and Archer, aka Gilgamesh.
  • GaoGaiGar: "My name is J! Soldat J!"
  • Haruhi Suzumiya: Played straight and inverted.
    • ''My name is Haruhi Suzumiya and I'm from east Junior high. I have no interest in ordinary humans! if any of you are aliens, time travelers, sliders or espers, come join me. that is all.
    • She introduces herself to the Computer President after drop-kicking him. Also, she was accepting his challenge instead of delivering one.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    • Polnareff gets in an epic one in Part 3 when he figures out how to beat J. Geil's Hanged Man Stand:
      Polnareff: Hey, Kakyoin. You don't say things like that in this kind of a situation. Listen! In situations like this, you've got to say something more like this before you get your revenge. My name is Jean-Pierre Polnareff. For my sister's honor, and so that my friend Avdol can rest in peace... I'm going to hurl you into the depths of despair, J. Geil!
    • A lengthy one happens in Part 4, where Yoshikage Kira does one against Shegechi before promptly blowing him up.
      Kira:You can call me Yoshikage Kira. I'm currently 33 years old...I choose not to concern myself with winning or losing, life's troubles, or enemies who bring sleepless nights. That is how I cope with this backwards life we find ourselves living, it's what brings me happiness in a world fraught with hardship and misery. Of course, if I were ever to engage in combat, I would win the battle without question. In other words, Shigechi, you are an irksome troublemaker who stands to hinder my sleep. You, boy, are the enemy...But before you have the chance to utter a word of this to another soul, I shall eradicate you. I can sleep soundly tonight...I can already feel it...
  • A staple custom of all Crimson Demons in KonoSuba.
    Megumin: My name is Megumin! My calling is that of an archwizard; one who commands Explosion magic, the strongest of all offensive magic!
    • Kazuma uses his own version when he introduces himself to the Crimson Demons, who are impressed that an outsider properly returns the greeting.
      Kazuma: Hey there. I'm called Satou Kazuma. From my home in Axel, I have mastered countless skills and used them to battle the Devil King's generals.
  • Lyrical Nanoha:
    • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's: "Time-Space Administration Bureau Part-time mage, Fate Testarossa." She does this right after saving Nanoha and right before attempting to place Vita under arrest.
    • Done again by both parties during ep 12, right before each of them attacks the Final Boss.
    • In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, we have this little gem:
      Vita: "Time-Space Administration Bureau's Riot Force Six; Forward Stars' sub-commander, Vita."
      Zest Grangaitz: "Zest."
  • Naruto: "My name is Naruto Uzumaki, and I'm gonna beat every one of ya!"
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi Accompanying a Heroic Second Wind:
    Nodoka:" I am Miyazaki Nodoka, treasure hunter and member of Ala Alba. My counterattack starts here."
  • One Piece:
  • This happens a lot in Pokémon: The Series, especially during gym battles.
  • Ranma ˝: I am Ranma Saotome of the Saotome School of Anything-Goes Martial Arts (here, hold my bag a sec). I accept your challenge!
  • Reborn! (2004): Hibarin from Monster Tamer Tsuna, "I am Hibarin, the dreadful vampire. My address is Demon Valley 2-4. I love Salisbury steak and coconut juice. My hobby is to have fun by myself. And to bite weak people to death. And to play with birds." Cue Tsuna lampshading this trope, "He's giving an introduction when nobody asked for one! And it's taking forever." And Hibari finishing his monologue with this: "And to patrol my castle. That's right. I have one last thing to say. I'm not much of a talker.
  • Played for Laughs in Rurouni Kenshin:
    "I, Misao Makimachi, see no compelling reason to give villains like you my name!"
  • Shakugan no Shana: "I am a Flame Haze, one who swore and chose to protect the balance of the world!"
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    • The heroes have a catchphrase that precisely announces a 'I AM/WE ARE XXX' shout by whoever it is to kick ass: WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM/WE ARE?!"
    • "The Spiral King Lordgenome's eldest daughter, Nia Teppelin commands you to stand down, Andiane the Elegant! Are you aware of who I am?" Simon and Yoko instantly did a "holy shit!" expression upon hearing it.
    • Two episodes later, Simon's meteoric return had him pulling off one: "My Bro is dead. He's gone. But on my back and in my heart, he continues to live on! (Guame: "Huuuuh?!") Drilling to pierce the heavens: even if I'm digging my own grave, as long as I break through, it's my victory! (Guame: "What? What the hell are you talking about?!") Who the hell do you think I am? I'm not my Bro, Kamina. I AM ME! SIMON THE DIGGER!!!" Then he proceeds to kick major amounts of ass...
    • Simon continues this in the final showdown with Lordgenome as a Pre Ass Kicking One Liner:
      Simon: My Name is Simon. Leader of Team Dai-Gurren. If you've decided to be a wall that's standing in my way, I've got something that will open a hole in you every time. And that something is MY DRILL!
  • In A Certain Magical Index, magicians have a Magic Name, which they typically only reveal in a very serious situation, like when they declare they will kill someone, or when they need to use their full power.
  • Romeo X Juliet: "I am Juliet Fiamatta Ars Di Capulet!"
  • Played With in My Hero Academia: rather than give Stain the Hero Killer his real name, Tenya announces that he's Ingenium—the Hero Name that his crippled brother wanted him to take up, but which he had chosen not to use until now.
  • Sakigake!! Otokojuku: "I AM THE PRINCIPAL OF OTOKOJUKU, EDAJIMA HEIHACHI!!" (That's all he ever says, but awesomeness ensues afterwards).
  • Symphogear G has Hibiki give Maria one in the penultimate episode.
    Maria: "Out of my way, Human-Relic Fusion Specimen One!"
    Hibiki: "No! I'm Hibiki Tachibana, age 16! I'm not some "fusion specimen!" I'm just Hibiki Tachibana, and I came here to talk to you!"

    Comic Books 
  • When a brainwashed and tortured Wolverine first recovers his memories and powers in the "Insane in the Brain" storyline:
    Dr. Rot: This is your last chance, Patient X. Do you hear me? Patient X?
    Wolverine: No...
    Wolverine: My name... is Logan!
  • This gem from Superman: Man of Steel #96 in 2000, as Eradicator was trying to get him to turn away from his Human upbringing and constantly calling him Kal-El.
    Superman: My name is Clark Kent. Get out of my home. Get off my planet.
  • In Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise, after someone throws a rock at Sokka, Toph comes to defend him with this:
    Toph: That's it! Don't you dunderheads know who I am? I'm Toph Bei Fong, the greatest earthbender of all time! When my friend tells you to calm down, you calm down!
  • This classic from The Mighty Thor Vol 1, #379 in 1987, by Thor himself to Jormungand.
    But I have many names, serpent, even as you. Vingthor the Hurler, Longbeard's Son, have I been called. Hrodr's foeman, too. In Tyr's ancestral home, wisest Hymir knew my name as Veur; unhappy Hrungnir's playmate some have called me. East of Elvigar in Gianthome they whisper Hloriddi's name. My father called me son. My mother called me darling. And beneath the vaults of Heaven, I am Thor Odinson, the Thunderer, Jormungand's Fear!
  • All-New Ultimates: Miles Morales tried to ask Diamondback to stop the fight and get help for Terry, and said "c'mon, lady". She refused and said "the name isn't 'lady', it's Diamondback".
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1992): In the rubble of the Dark Palace, a knight introduces himself as Roam and challenges Link for the right to wield the Master Sword.

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    Films — Animation 
  • Monsters vs. Aliens: "The name... is Ginormica."
  • Brave: "I am Merida, firstborn descendant of the Clan DunBroch. And I'll be shooting for my own hand!"
  • The Book of Life: "My name is Joaquin! Son of Captain Mondragon! Tonight, the town of San Angel is under my protection. Prepare to be defeated."
  • Played with in Moana. Moana tries to intimidate the demigod Maui into helping her with a well-prepared speech centered around the line "I am Moana of Motonui," but when she actually gets to say it to Maui's face, she can barely finish the line because Maui is too focused on discussing his many titles.
  • In The Breadwinner, when Sulayman confronts the Elephant King: "My name is Sulayman! My mother is a writer, my father is a teacher, and my sisters always fight each other. One day, I found a toy on the street. I picked it up. It exploded. I don't remember what happened after that, because it was the end."
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines: “I am Linda Mitchell, mother of two! LOOK UPON ME IN FEAR!

    Films — Live-Action 

  • In The Princess Bride all the way through the book Inigo has been practicing his speech. After a huge buildup, when he finally gets to deliver it in the climax to his lifelong search, honing his sword skills for the battle of his life, his enemy runs away like a little girl. Of course, Inigo then chased Rugen down, and then repeated the speech several times with increasing volume as they dueled.
  • Original Conan the Barbarian loved this. Best known example is probably in The Frost Giant's Daughter, where Conan and his opponent exchange this.
    "Man," said he, "tell me your name, so that my brothers in Vanaheim may know who was the last of Wulfhere's band to fall before the sword of Heimdul."
    "Not in Vanaheim," growled the black-haired warrior, "but in Valhalla will you tell your brothers that you met Conan of Cimmeria."
  • Used to great effect in the Codex Alera book Captain's Fury, when Tavi reveals that he is Princeps Gaius Octavian. Happens to be punctuated by a purely coincidental, plot relevant, volcanic eruption hundreds of miles away.
  • In 1634: The Galileo Affair, by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis, there's a line something like "My name is Ruy Sanchez de Casador y Ortiz. Prepare to die," then subverts the reference's Heroic Second Wind. Our friendly neighborhood old fart proceeds to slaughter and get cut up, while his much-younger girlfriend-from-the-future wonders when he had a chance to read The Princess Bride and another uptimer realizes he didn't — he's Inigo Montoya's prototype.
  • The Dresden Files:
    Harry: My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk.
  • Averted in Cordwainer Smith's "On the Sand Planet", where Casher O'Neill, after gaining enlightenment on his quest, does NOT use any of the scenes he has mentally rehearsed for years.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire:
    • In what George R. R. Martin admits is a homage to Inigo Montoya, A Storm of Swords has Oberyn Martell doing this when he manages to arrange a duel with Gregor Clegane, who 15 years earlier raped and murdered his sister and her infant son.
      Oberyn: Have they told you who I am?
      Gregor: Some dead man.
      Oberyn: I am Oberyn Martell, a prince of Dorne. Elia was my sister.
      Gregor: Who?
      Oberyn: Elia of Dorne. You raped her. You murdered her. You killed her children.
    • To which Gregor, after a few repetitions of the phrase, shouts, "Be quiet. Shut your bloody mouth!" - in other words, "Stop Saying That!"
    • Also deconstructed. Oberyn had very nearly won and could have killed Gregor, but he stopped to get a murder confession. This gave Gregor the opportunity to kill him.
    • Inverted in A Dance with Dragons, after Theon Greyjoy saves Jeyne Pool from Ramsay Bolton and gets both of them to reach Stannis's army safe and sound.
      Theon: You have to know your name.
  • The Lord of the Rings:
    Strider: I am Aragorn son of Arathorn, and I am called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dunadan, the heir of Isildur Elendil's son of Gondor. Here is the Sword that was Broken and is forged again! Will you aid me or thwart me? Choose swiftly!
  • Played with in the Discworld novel Thief of Time, where it's done in third-person after a lowly janitor dares to enter the dojo an Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy inhabits.
    Old Master: Hold! Do you not want to know the name of the man you are about to destroy?
    Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: I don’t need to know the name of a sweeper.
    Old Master: It is always wise to know the name of a sweeper, boy. And my question was not addressed to you.
  • The incuels in Tough Magic have the combatants announcing their names to each other while bowing, in more formal use of this trope.
  • In An Army Of T He Dead, before they fight, Sergeant Alon and Chief Mordan introduce themselves to the other.
  • At the climax of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Tom Riddle demands to know how the barely-a-year-old Harry was able to defeat Lord Voldemort, to which Harry retorts that Voldemort was decades after Riddle's time. Riddle then writes out his full name ("TOM MARVOLO RIDDLE"), before revealing it's an anagram of "I AM LORD VOLDEMORT".
  • Inverted in Paladin of Souls when Ista and Joen name each other.
    Joen: Welcome to my gates, Ista dy Chalion. I am the Mother of Jokona
    Ista: Welcome to mine, Joen of Jokona. I am the Mouth of Hell.
  • In volume 5 of The Unexplored Summon://Blood-Sign, the White Queen demonstrates to her (and Kyousuke's) attackers that It's Personal by telling them her name — her true name, not her title — before she annihilates them. In other, more orthodox battles that she does not enter by choice, she lets people call her by title.
  • In book four of Journey to Chaos, Annala makes this declaration to her latest opponent, who thinks they are about to fight "Annala Enaz", the schoolgirl and novice cleric. She corrects their misconception while also making a Badass Boast.
    “I am a veteran cleric in the service of Lady Chaos. For five years, I have wandered the Veins of Noitearc, and I have never met my equal. I have killed monsters, demons, and fiends. Reapers avoid my path and sowers seek my aid. The power of ordercraft fades in my presence. I am Priestess and I will not let you pass.”

    Live-Action TV 
  • In Andromeda's "Music of a Distant Drum", a season one episode. Tyr loses his memory after a crash and slowly regains it bit by bit. When he finally remembers:
  • Babylon 5
    "Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova. Commander. Daughter of Andrei and Sophie Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance, and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am Death Incarnate and the last living thing that you are ever going to see. God sent me."
  • Mitchell from Being Human uses a non-violent version of the same style of a threat to get a room full of Vampires to shut up and listen to him.
    My name is John Mitchell! And I've killed more people than you've met.
  • The Big Bang Theory: Season 9, episode 5 "The Perspiration Implementation" has Raj and Howard quote the line word-for-word to each other while being taught fencing by Barry Kripke.
    • Also features some pretty intense flynning from the main characters the moment Kripke's back is turned.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    Demon Guard: You work, and you live. That is all. You do not complain or laugh or do anything besides work. Whatever you thought, whatever you were does not matter. You are no one now. You mean nothing. (to boy) Who are you?
    Action Girl: (perky) I'm Buffy. The Vampire Slayer. And you are...? (Talk to the Fist ensues)
  • The Defenders (2017): Elektra, when she abruptly kills Alexandra and seizes control of the Hand.
    Elektra Natchios: ...and my name is Elektra Natchios. You work for me now. [with a swift stroke of her katana, Elektra decapitates Alexandra's body] Any questions?
  • Doctor Who: The Doctor himself has done this on many occasions, especially post-Time War when he is the only living Time Lord. Some examples:
    • "Forest of the Dead":
      The Doctor: I'm the Doctor, and you're in the biggest library in the universe... look me up.
    • "The Eleventh Hour":
      The Doctor: Is this world protected? 'Cause you're not the first one to have come here — oh, there have been so many. And what you've got to ask is: what happened to them?... Hello!. I'm the Doctor. Basically... Run.
    • "The Big Bang":
      River: I'm River Song. Check your records again.
    • "The Woman Who Fell to Earth":
      The Doctor: I'm the Doctor. Sorting out fair play throughout the universe. Now, please, get off this planet — while you still have a choice.
  • Game of Thrones: After Arya kills the Waif and shows her removed face to Jaqen, the following exchange happens as she leaves the Faceless Men for good.
    Jaqen: Finally... a girl has become no one.
    Arya: A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell. And I'm going home.
  • Highlander:
    Duncan: I am Duncan McLeod, of the Clan McLeod.
    • Parodied by his friend Hugh "Fitz" Fitzcairn.
    Fitz: I am Hugh Fitzcairn, of the neither here not there.
  • Kamen Rider:
  • Lost: Season 5, episode 12, Ben Linus upon approaching Penny Widmore: "Hello. My name is Benjamin Linus". He wasn't prepared to duel her, though; He was about to kill her when Desmond, whom he just tried to neutralize by shooting him, attacked him from behind.
  • The way that D'Artagnan introduces himself to Athos in the 2014 BBC version The Musketeers so closely mimics Inigo Montoya that it's virtually a Shout-Out to fans of The Princess Bride, but this is actually a subversion of the You Killed My Father trope since Athos has been framed and later D'Artagnan will work with Aramis and Porthos to prove his innocence, naturally becoming Fire-Forged Friends in the process.
    D'Artagnan: I'm looking for Athos.
    Athos: You've found him.
    D'Artagnan: My name is D'Artagnan of Lupiac in Gascony. Prepare to fight. One of us dies here.
    Aramis: (ironically) Now that's the way to make an entrance.
    Athos: Can I ask why?
    D'Artagnan: You murdered my father.
    Athos: You're mistaken. I'm not the man you're looking for.
    D'Artagnan: (charging with his sword drawn) MURDERER!!!
  • NCIS Season 7, episode 1 does this with a slight twist. Towards the end, after McGee tries and fails to kill Saleem, Tony says to Saleem, "I told you about every member of the team, except myself. The part I play... I'm the wild card. I'm the guy who looks at the reality in front of him and refuses to accept it." (Technically Tony tells Saleem his name much earlier, but this is the point where he really tells Saleem WHO he is, and right before Saleem is killed.)
    • Done as straight as an arrow in season 8, episode 23 with Mike Franks' last stand.
      Franks: My name is Mike Franks! I figure I got one more fight in me... You want it?
  • Nikita: Alex does this to Vlad, the man who sold her into white-slavery.
    Alex: I am Alexandra Udinov, daughter of Nicholai Udinov. And this is your reward.
  • Scrubs does this in Season 7's "Finale", where Dr. Cox is telling a Bedtime story to his son. Cox, as a brave knight, says to a monster (in reality an illness affecting a patient):
    Cox: My name is Percival Cox. You're killing my friend. Prepare to die.
  • Seinfeld: In the episode where George does the opposite of what he normally does, he meets an attractive woman. Since George normally gives fake identities when meeting people, he ends up doing this. It actually works
    George: Hi, my name is George. I'm unemployed and I live with my parents.
  • Skins does this in series four.
    Katie: I'm Katie fucking Fitch, who the fuck are you?
  • Smallville
    Clark: My name is Clark Kent.
    • And also...
      Clark, "reprogrammed" by Jor-El: I am Kal-El from Krypton.
    • A chilling example from "Harvest": "My name is Lex."
  • The Strain has this from Setrakian, right before he ends his Final Battle with Eichhorst:
    "My name is Abraham Setrakian. And I am not a number anymore."

  • Johnny Cash as the title character singing "A Boy Named Sue" when he finally tracks down his father, who gave him the name that caused his life to be an endless series of fights: "My name is Sue! How do you do?! Now you gonna die!"
    • Also, Johnny Cash at the start of every show he ever did:
      "Hello. I'm Johnny Cash."
  • In The Distillers' "The Young Crazed Peeling", one of the lines in the first verse of the song goes like this:
    My name is Brody, I'm from Melbourne
    Fitzroy Melbourne, Fitzroy Melbourne
    I grew up on Bell St. then on Bennett St.
    My mom kicked out my dad for battery
  • In Gloryhammer's third album, the Hootsman does this just before annihilating Zargothrax.
    Hoots: Alright Zargothrax, your evil reign of terror ends today! My name is the Hootsman, and I am the one and only true god of this universe! It is time for you to taste the power of Hoots!

    Myths & Religion 
  • In The Odyssey, Odysseus just kicked the butt out of a Cyclops, Polyphemos. As he leaves he brilliantly declares "Kyklops,/if ever mortal man inquire/how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him/Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye:/Laertes' son, whose home's on Ithaka!" He may as well have given him the precise longitude and latitude of his house, and just thrown in his social security number, too.
    • Protip: if you live in Greece's "Age of Heroes" and you're already well acquainted with several mean-tempered gods, wounding the son of Poseidon is almost as dumb as killing Inigo Montoya's dad.

  • Throughout Season 2 of "We're So Bad At Adventuring", Sevva often interrupts Thornwick and Bob to announce herself, recite her lineage (going back more generations in every encounter), remind whomever the heroes are talking to about how they were involved in the destruction of her village, and get her revenge.
    "I am Sevva, Daughter of Venna, who was son to Hevva, who was sired by Evva, who was son to Revva, *phew*, and whose grandfather was Grevva, who was the first-born of my family's patriarch, Lord Stabyoureyes... You were a part of the Council of Atrocities. You took part of their wickedness and you will pay for what you did to my village!"


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    Visual Novels 
  • Assassin in Fate/stay night introduces himself formally on initiating a duel, though he doesn't insist Saber identify herself.
  • Inverted in Umineko: When They Cry Episode 6; when Erika delivers her dramatic introduction to Crowning Music, the battle is already over, she's lost badly and is prepared to die. She uses a similar line as a straight example for an intro in Ougon Musou.

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    Web Original 
  • The GEKICOM Elementals and the STRUQ Team in Ilivais X do this like it's required by law. They're all Large Hams anyway. En Arteya did as well, and technically Ashe too. Justified in that otherwise, we'd have no idea who they are, due to their Monster of the Week nature.

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    Western Animation 
  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! Even Wilbur Finletter pulled this trope in one episode!
    Wilbur Finletter: I am Wilbur Finletter. You killed my business. Prepare to die!
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
  • Ben 10: Alien Force: Said by Kevin. "My name is Kevin Ethan Levin. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Too bad it didn't work. As usual. Though Kevin does eventually manage to kill the guy at the end of the episode.
    • Word of God says that Kevin's mom actually read The Princess Bride to him when he was little.
  • Danny Phantom: Danny delivers one to Paulina while she is (unknowingly) under the effects of one of the two Amulets of Aragon. It doesn't go as planned...
    Danny: Hi! I'm Danny Phantom, and you are? [Paulina swats Danny through the window; Danny sits up a bit dizzy] Testy, got it.
  • In the Futurama episode "Silence of the Clamps", Zoidberg of all people gets a pretty spectacular one:
    Zoidberg: My name isn't Slick. It's Zoidberg. JOHN F*CKING ZOIDBERG!!!
  • The Owl House opens with a scene from The Good Witch Azura where the title character is shown delivering one of these to a monster before blasting it into oblivion. Luz, being a big fan of the Azura books, quotes the line several times over the course of the series, with her even using an extended version as a Pre-Mortem One-Liner in the Grand Finale.
    "Do not underestimate me, Gildersnake, for I am the Good Witch Azura, warrior of peace! [Beat] NOW EAT THIS, SUCKA!"
  • In the Steven Universe episode "Mirror Gem", Lapis Lazuli does it when she faces off against the Crystal Gems.
    Lapis Lazuli: I'm Lapis Lazuli, and you can't keep me trapped here anymore!
  • Transformers: Animated Final episode "Endgame, Part II":
    Megatron: You're a persistent little Autobot.
    Optimus: My name is OPTIMUS PRIME!
  • VeggieTales had a take on the story of Israel's conquest of Jericho. After the walls collapsed, Joshua marches into the destroyed city, faced the two characters that had been taunting them from atop the wall this whole time, and shouted in an appropriately let's-try-this-again-shall-we tone: "Hello! My name is Joshua! And God has given us this land!" At which point they scream in terror and run for the hills.

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  • Manchu Chief Nurhaci issued a public manifesto citing Seven Grievances against the Ming Emperor, which included killing Nurhaci's father and grandfather, as a call for rebellion. The revolt was successful, and Nurachi became the first Qing Emperor of China. Alas, he did not get to kill his opponent — the last Ming Emperor committed suicide when the capital was about to be overrun.
    "Hello. My name is Aixin-Jueluo Nǔ'ěrhāchì. You killed my father and grandfather and did five other things about which I am angry. Prepare to be Driven to Suicide while your capital is about to be overrun."
  • Polish destroyer Piorun signaled "I am a Pole" to the German battleship Bismarck before charging at it against orders and opening fire, to let the Germans know that Poland may be occupied but wasn't defeated. If some of the legends about the engagement are to be believed, the crew even played the polish national anthem at the Bismarck while shooting at it and dodging return fire, just to drive the point home.
  • Brazilian elections have a dedicated television time for ads, and the duration of each one is determined by how many elected representatives the party has. One candidate for a very small party in the 1989 presidential election always ended his 15 second ads with "My name is Enéas!" to make sure people remembered him. And they did, as the Catchphrase was part of why he became sort of an Ensemble Dark Horse in the country's politics until his death in 2007.


Inigo Montoya

His name is Inigo Montoya. If you don't know the rest, he repeats it a few times.

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