This was originally intended to be a post about how "Dashing" Cody Rhodes' gimmick is that of Narcis Prince from Super Nintendo's Super Punch-Out!! Instead, after doing a quick search to see if anyone else had drawn this pretty obvious conclusion (obvious if in your formative years, you spent more time with Super Punch-Out!! than you did with girls - like me!), I found that I'd been beaten to the punch (out)... uh, kind of.
There's a site that has a description of the "Fighting Narcissist" archetype, as well as several examples of the archetype that appear in pop culture. The examples, if you go by their definition of a "Fighting Narcissist," aren't super accurate. But they did list a handful of wrestlers with this gimmick. And the list is hilariously varied:
"THE VERY FIRST PRETTY-BOY HEEL"
Photo - The Sport Gallery
Photo - Marc Mero Body Slam Institute
I don't know why they included the "Wildman" moniker, seeing as he wasn't a narcissist until he became a chauvinist boxing douche.
THE REFLECTION OF PERFECTION
Photo - Chris-Masters.com
Photo - Online World of Wrestling
And of course...
Photo - WWE.com
The site defines a "Fighting Narcissist" as "arrogance and pride incarnate. He is the most beautiful, the most perfect, your superior in every way. And should you doubt this fact, he will make you pay for your folly, severely."
A few things about that: one, that description disqualifies every one of those wrestlers with that last sentence - I can't see Marc Mero making anyone pay for any folly, unless if he plans on learning to counter the Sable Bomb sometime soon. And two, I want more wrestlers to use the word "folly" in a serious promo.
I know that there's more to get into on this (like have there been any Fighting Narcissist World Champions?), but this stuff definitely seems more suitable for Footnotes of Wrestling than here. I'm more caps lock and swear word oriented.