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"Know, O King, that I am King of Kings, and superior to all, who are under the sky. You are now permitted to greet me, on my arrival, and to receive me with magnificence, as befits my nobility."
— Hugh I, Count of Vermandois to Alexios I Komnenos, Eastern Roman Emperor

"I could kiss me... but I'd fall in love."

Meticulous planning, tenacity spanning
Decades of denial is simply why I'll
Be king undisputed respected, saluted
And seen for the wonder I am!
Scar, The Lion King, "Be Prepared"

I wish I wasn't such a narcissist
I wish I didn't really kiss
The mirror when I'm on my own
Oh God, I'm going to die alone
Marina & the Diamonds, "Teen Idle"

You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf, it was apricot
You had one eye on the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte
Carly Simon, "You're So Vain"

Lorne (to Angel): C'mon, Gorgeous, you can stare at yourself in my grandmother's glass eye.

Megatron: ...yeeesss.
Blacharachnia: Why do you always talk to yourself?
Megatron: I simply have a penchant for intelligent conversation.

Britta: You're a textbook narcissist.
Jeff: Please. I'm an exceptional narcissist.

Captain Zapp Brannigan: [surprises Leela in bed] How about I help you finish that dream you were having about me?
Leela: Okay. I was just at this part. Yaaa! [punches Zapp in the face]
Captain Zapp Brannigan: Uh, let's try that a little lower and a lot softer.

Snape: My Lord, you have performed extraordinary magic with that wand.
Lord Voldemort: No, I have performed my usual magic. I am extraordinary but this wand resists me.

"I noticed that... your eyes are like mirrors, which makes them doubly pleasing to me. It allows me to admire my reflection without need for a looking glass."

Cat: So I'm the object of my own desires?
Shapeshifter!Cat: Is there anyone more deserving?

Rita: Not to give you a big head, but I kinda missed you.
Loveless: Well isn't that a coincidence. I kinda missed me too!

"For the most part people are not curious except about themselves."
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

"The silent killer of all great men and women of achievement - particularly men, I don't know why, maybe it's the testosterone - I think it's narcissism. Even more than hubris. And for women, too. Narcissism is the killer."

“The main condition for the achievement of love is the overcoming of one's narcissism. The narcissistic orientation is one in which one experiences as real only that which exists within oneself, while the phenomena in the outside world have no reality in themselves, but are experienced only from the viewpoint of their being useful or dangerous to one.
Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving

"HHH brought a casket to ringside. Inside the coffin was everyone’s favorite CPR dummy turned pro wrestling character, Katie Vick... He then brought her into the ring, and did the worst ventriliquist [sic] act in the history of man. Somewhere, Sherri Lewis was rolling over in her grave. As if this wasn’t horrendous enough, “Katie” had to compliment HHH on being a stud and talk about Kane’s genital ineptitude. You know, if you need to have a MANNEQUIN, voiced by YOURSELF, put over your bedroom prowess, you just MIGHT have an ego problem."

Rubber Soul: I'm Rubber Soul!
(Rubber Soul reveals himself.)
Rubber Soul: And this is my real identity, Rubber Soul, Mr. Damn Handsome.
Jotaro: (thinking) What's with this guy? He's annoying.
Rubber Soul: Huh? What was that? There's something on my face? What is it? Huh? Handsome? Hehaha! Handsome on my face. Huhuhuhu! Seriously?! Oh man! Hahaha, Handsome on it, oh man! Can wash that off. Nah, no way, it's Handsome after a...
Jotaro: ORA!
(Star Platinum decks Rubber Soul in the face.)
Jotaro: You're pretty damn irritating!
(Star Platinum pummels Rubber Soul some more.)

"How was that? Perfect, like me?"
Rouge the Bat when she gets an A-rank in Sonic Adventure 2

"...I gave him a Mickey Finn," the robot explained. "He never looked at me once. I'm not exactly vain but a man so insensitive to beauty deserves a lesson. Now don't disturb me. I'm going into the kitchen and practice dancing, and you can get your own liquor out of the organ. You may come and watch me if you like."
—Henry Kuttner, "Gallegher Plus"

"I did once try to kill the world's greatest lover - but then, I realized there are laws against suicide."
Sideshow Bob, The Simpsons, "Brother from Another Series"

Zoé: Have you even considered some things are more important than your whims?
Domenico: No! That would be absurd! My whims are titanic in scope!

A narcissist is someone in love with himself; this goes beyond vanity and pride, and into the realm of solipsism and pronoia. A blood bather highlighting this theme believes the "little people" should be glad to die in order to prolong his life; the notion that he should die because all things die is, of course, utterly inimical to him. Not all blood bathers are quite this egocentric, but as mentioned earlier, it takes a special kind of mindset to see a Ritual involving exsanguination and immersion in blood as a good idea. A blood bather is often convinced that he, and only he in all of recorded history, has been clever and persistent enough to uncover the great secret of the Bathing Ritual. In fact, of course, he hasn't uncovered so much as mutated it, but even if the character knew that, he'd probably feel the same way ("Only I could have altered this ancient gobbledygook to make it useful!").

"I am strong. I am wise. I am lovely. And most importantly, I am right! ...Me! No one else!"

"I am terrified I will meet my clone and treat myself the way I treat other people."

Chloe Torchwick: I mean, [Neo]'s always happy to see you. And I don't blame her.
Roman Torchwick: Well, of course, she’s happy to see me. It's me.

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