The greatest heroes (and villains) are fearless, and never stop believing in themselves. But that kind of self-confidence can also be your downfall. Which legendary hero (or epic villain) really shouldn't have taken his or her own legend quite so seriously?

Please include a picture, poster, clip, comics panel, book cover or other visual aid to represent your hero or villain who shouldn't have bought into their own hype. And please mention this character's name, where he or she appears, and why it was a mistake to start buying into the hype machine. Thanks!


Top image: Game of Thrones' Daenerys Stormborn, Mother of Dragons, Last of the House Targaryen ... whose badassery and foolishness are equal and very much related. Even if you're only up to date on the TV show, you know that she's gotten herself in over her head in a big way.