History Expy / AnimeAndManga

18th Jan '18 10:34:59 AM Zuxtron
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* Most ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series will have a character based on Char Aznable, [[FanNickname known as]] a CharClone (or just "[[MemeticMutation A CHAR]]"). Wikipedia lists 16 Char Clones in the entire Gundam franchise to date. They're most easily identified by the fact that they wear a [[MaskPower mask]] for [[RuleOfCool little or no reason]] and occasionally have a penchant for piloting red mobile suits. They're almost always TheRival and/or TheDragon. Notable Char expys include Carozzo "Iron Mask" Ronah from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', Chronicle Asher from ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'', Zechs Merquise from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', Lancerow Darell from ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'', Rau Le Creuset from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', Neo Roanoke from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', Graham Aker from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', Zeheart Galette from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', Full Frontal from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' & even a literal clone of Char in the ''Literature/GaiaGear'' series of novels & audio dramas. Char clones show up quite often in other HumongousMecha series' as well (see Elzam Branstein's entry in the Games section). Lelouch from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is a borderline example. Apparently the idea of him wearing a mask came from executives who said something along the lines of "It just wouldn't be a Sunrise show without a mask". Ironically, Char is an Expy himself from Prince Sharkin, TheDragon of ''Anime/{{Raideen}}'', Creator/YoshiyukiTomino's first HumongousMecha anime.

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* Most ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series will have a character based on Char Aznable, [[FanNickname known as]] a CharClone (or just "[[MemeticMutation A CHAR]]"). Wikipedia lists 16 Char Clones in the entire Gundam franchise to date. They're most easily identified by the fact that they wear a [[MaskPower [[CoolMask mask]] for [[RuleOfCool little or no reason]] and occasionally have a penchant for piloting red mobile suits. They're almost always TheRival and/or TheDragon. Notable Char expys include Carozzo "Iron Mask" Ronah from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', Chronicle Asher from ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'', Zechs Merquise from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', Lancerow Darell from ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'', Rau Le Creuset from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', Neo Roanoke from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', Graham Aker from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', Zeheart Galette from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', Full Frontal from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' & even a literal clone of Char in the ''Literature/GaiaGear'' series of novels & audio dramas. Char clones show up quite often in other HumongousMecha series' as well (see Elzam Branstein's entry in the Games section). Lelouch from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is a borderline example. Apparently the idea of him wearing a mask came from executives who said something along the lines of "It just wouldn't be a Sunrise show without a mask". Ironically, Char is an Expy himself from Prince Sharkin, TheDragon of ''Anime/{{Raideen}}'', Creator/YoshiyukiTomino's first HumongousMecha anime.
17th Jan '18 6:50:53 PM jormis29
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** Umpteen times in the nonserial movies. Almost every villain is an expy of a main series villain in some way, along with many of the movie-original supporting characters. Just for example, Lord Slug is an expy of King Piccolo, Cooler is an expy of Frieza, Janemba is an expy of Majin Buu, etcetera.

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** Umpteen times in the nonserial movies. Almost every villain is an expy of a main series villain in some way, along with many of the movie-original supporting characters. Just for example, [[Anime/DragonBallZLordSlug Lord Slug Slug]] is an expy of King Piccolo, Cooler [[Anime/DragonBallZCoolersRevenge Cooler]] is an expy of Frieza, Janemba [[Anime/DragonBallZFusionReborn Janemba]] is an expy of Majin Buu, etcetera.
11th Jan '18 4:40:58 AM Vir
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** Umpteen times in the nonserial movies. Almost every villain is an expy of a main series villain in some way, along with many of movie-original supporting characters. Just for example, Lord Slug is an expy of King Piccolo, Cooler is an expy of Frieza, Janemba is an expy of Majin Buu, etcetera.
** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' give us Kale, a female Saiyan who can transform into a huge berserker beast mirroring Broly. They share a similar appearance, Kale say the same things Broly did, and many visual shots are the same as the movie Broly starred in. Toei character sheet even regard her as "Similar to that Legendary Super Saiyan".

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** Umpteen times in the nonserial movies. Almost every villain is an expy of a main series villain in some way, along with many of the movie-original supporting characters. Just for example, Lord Slug is an expy of King Piccolo, Cooler is an expy of Frieza, Janemba is an expy of Majin Buu, etcetera.
** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' give gives us Kale, a female Saiyan who can transform into a huge berserker beast mirroring Broly. They share a similar appearance, Kale say says the same things Broly did, and many visual shots are the same as the movie Broly starred in. The Toei character sheet even regard regards her as "Similar to that Legendary Super Saiyan".



* Several characters & mecha from Mamoru Nagano's ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' are expies of ones from an anime he had earlier worked on with Creator/YoshiyukiTomino called ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'', not the least of which were the HumongousMecha Junchoon & its pilot Colus VI who are expies of L-Gaim's titular mecha and series protagonist Daba Myroad. Infact, the story arc in the manga focusing on Colus VI retaking his throne is an almost exact retelling of the plot of L-Gaim. Interestingly, L-Gaim features an expy of its own Lilith Fau, a tinkerbell-esque fairy who bears an uncanny resemblance to Cham Huau from a previous Tomino series, ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine''. They even become best friends in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact''.

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* Several characters & and mecha from Mamoru Nagano's ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' are expies of ones from an anime he had earlier worked on with Creator/YoshiyukiTomino called ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'', not the least of which were the HumongousMecha Junchoon & its pilot Colus VI who are expies of L-Gaim's titular mecha and series protagonist Daba Myroad. Infact, the story arc in the manga focusing on Colus VI retaking his throne is an almost exact retelling of the plot of L-Gaim. Interestingly, L-Gaim features an expy of its own Lilith Fau, a tinkerbell-esque fairy who bears an uncanny resemblance to Cham Huau from a previous Tomino series, ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine''. They even become best friends in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact''.



* ''Anime/GunXSword'': Michael Garrett looks a ''lot'' like Kira Yamato, they both dislike violence, and they both have sex with a love interest who is a part of an organization they joined in an unorthodox way. When the two meet in a ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' game, this tends to be Lampshaded. "Stop Fighting!" "No, you stop fighting!"

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* ''Anime/GunXSword'': Michael Garrett looks a ''lot'' like Kira Yamato, they both dislike violence, and they both have sex with a love interest who is a part of an organization they joined in an unorthodox way. When the two meet in a ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' game, this tends to be Lampshaded.{{lampshade|Hanging}}d. "Stop Fighting!" "No, you stop fighting!"



* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': Chie-sensei is an ''authorized'' {{Expy}} of [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Ciel-senpai]], down to the curry, [[Creator/FumikoOrikasa seiyuu]] and Black Keys (well, wooden T-squares, in her case).

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': Chie-sensei is an ''authorized'' {{Expy}} expy of [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Ciel-senpai]], down to the curry, [[Creator/FumikoOrikasa seiyuu]] and Black Keys (well, wooden T-squares, in her case).
28th Dec '17 5:10:01 AM jormis29
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* Most ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series will have a character based on Char Aznable, [[FanNickname known as]] a CharClone (or just "[[MemeticMutation A CHAR]]"). Wikipedia lists 16 Char Clones in the entire Gundam franchise to date. They're most easily identified by the fact that they wear a [[MaskPower mask]] for [[RuleOfCool little or no reason]] and occasionally have a penchant for piloting red mobile suits. They're almost always TheRival and/or TheDragon. Notable Char expys include Carozzo "Iron Mask" Ronah from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', Chronicle Asher from ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'', Zechs Merquise from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', Lancerow Darell from ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'', Rau Le Creuset from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', Neo Roanoke from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', Graham Aker from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', Zeheart Galette from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', Full Frontal from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' & even a literal clone of Char in the ''Gaia Gear'' series of novels & audio dramas. Char clones show up quite often in other HumongousMecha series' as well (see Elzam Branstein's entry in the Games section). Lelouch from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is a borderline example. Apparently the idea of him wearing a mask came from executives who said something along the lines of "It just wouldn't be a Sunrise show without a mask". Ironically, Char is an Expy himself from Prince Sharkin, TheDragon of ''Anime/{{Raideen}}'', Creator/YoshiyukiTomino's first HumongousMecha anime.

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* Most ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series will have a character based on Char Aznable, [[FanNickname known as]] a CharClone (or just "[[MemeticMutation A CHAR]]"). Wikipedia lists 16 Char Clones in the entire Gundam franchise to date. They're most easily identified by the fact that they wear a [[MaskPower mask]] for [[RuleOfCool little or no reason]] and occasionally have a penchant for piloting red mobile suits. They're almost always TheRival and/or TheDragon. Notable Char expys include Carozzo "Iron Mask" Ronah from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', Chronicle Asher from ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'', Zechs Merquise from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', Lancerow Darell from ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'', Rau Le Creuset from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', Neo Roanoke from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', Graham Aker from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', Zeheart Galette from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', Full Frontal from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' & even a literal clone of Char in the ''Gaia Gear'' ''Literature/GaiaGear'' series of novels & audio dramas. Char clones show up quite often in other HumongousMecha series' as well (see Elzam Branstein's entry in the Games section). Lelouch from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is a borderline example. Apparently the idea of him wearing a mask came from executives who said something along the lines of "It just wouldn't be a Sunrise show without a mask". Ironically, Char is an Expy himself from Prince Sharkin, TheDragon of ''Anime/{{Raideen}}'', Creator/YoshiyukiTomino's first HumongousMecha anime.
18th Dec '17 2:52:02 AM MagBas
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** The Season 2 BigBad, Saiou, is basically an {{Expy}} of Marik (with his sister Mizuchi an Expy of Isis), using the same strategy as Dartz.
** The Sacred Beasts are Expys of the God Cards.

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** %%** The Season 2 BigBad, Saiou, is basically an {{Expy}} of Marik (with his sister Mizuchi an Expy of Isis), using the same strategy as Dartz.
** %%** The Sacred Beasts are Expys of the God Cards.



* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'':
** Jack Atlas in ''[=5D's=]'' is clearly Kaiba. The dub plays this aspect up.
** His assistant Mikage also seems to be an Expy of Scheris from ''Scryed'' in both appearance and her relationship with Jack.
* A few characters from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' can be compared to characters from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Astral is similar to Yami, being an ancient spirit who lives inside an accessory carried by the main character, helps them out in duels, and becomes friends with the main character. Kotori is Anzu, a cheerful girl who doesn't do much in the ways of duelling but who supports the main character and not-so-secretly has a crush on them. Kaito is very similar to Kaiba, both being Dragon users (Kaito's signature card, Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, is very much a counterpart of Blue-Eyes White Dragon) and both being serious characters who clash with the hero multiple times and who have a little brother whom they love dearly. Shingetsu[=/=]Vector can be compared to Bakura[=/=]Yami Bakura, both having good and evil personalities [[spoiler:though in Vector's case, the good personality was a ruse]] and both ending up becoming a major antagonist in the final arc of the series. The final duel of the series is between [[spoiler:Yuma and Astral]], just as the final duel in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' was between [[spoiler:Yugi and Atem]].

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'':
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%%* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': Jack Atlas in ''[=5D's=]'' is clearly Kaiba. The dub plays this aspect up.
** His assistant Mikage also seems to be an Expy of Scheris from ''Scryed'' in both appearance and her relationship with Jack.
* A few characters from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' can be compared to characters from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Astral is similar to Yami, being an ancient spirit who lives inside an accessory carried by the main character, helps them out in duels, and becomes friends with the main character. Kotori is Anzu, a cheerful girl who doesn't do much in the ways of duelling but who supports the main character and not-so-secretly has a crush on them. Kaito is very similar to Kaiba, both being Dragon users (Kaito's signature card, Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, is very much a counterpart of Blue-Eyes White Dragon) and both being serious characters who clash with the hero multiple times and who have a little brother whom they love dearly. Shingetsu[=/=]Vector can be compared to Bakura[=/=]Yami Bakura, both having good and evil personalities [[spoiler:though in Vector's case, the good personality was a ruse]] and both ending up becoming a major antagonist in the final arc of the series. The final duel of the series is between [[spoiler:Yuma and Astral]], just as the final duel in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' was between [[spoiler:Yugi and Atem]].
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17th Dec '17 1:43:41 PM KOman
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%%** The Season 2 BigBad, Saiou, is basically an {{Expy}} of Marik (with his sister Mizuchi an Expy of Isis), using the same strategy as Dartz.
%%** The Sacred Beasts are Expys of the God Cards.

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%%** ** The Season 2 BigBad, Saiou, is basically an {{Expy}} of Marik (with his sister Mizuchi an Expy of Isis), using the same strategy as Dartz.
%%** ** The Sacred Beasts are Expys of the God Cards.



%%* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'':
%%** Jack Atlas in ''[=5D's=]'' is clearly Kaiba. The dub plays this aspect up.
%%** His assistant Mikage also seems to be an Expy of Scheris from ''Scryed'' in both appearance and her relationship with Jack.
%%* ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal''.
%%** Kaito is an expy of Kaiba (the obsessing over his brother)
%%** Astral and No.96 being expys of Atem/Dark Yugi and Dark Bakura, respectively.

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%%* * ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'':
%%** ** Jack Atlas in ''[=5D's=]'' is clearly Kaiba. The dub plays this aspect up.
%%** ** His assistant Mikage also seems to be an Expy of Scheris from ''Scryed'' in both appearance and her relationship with Jack.
%%* ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal''.
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* A few characters from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' can be compared to characters from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Astral is similar to Yami, being an ancient spirit who lives inside an accessory carried by the main character, helps them out in duels, and becomes friends with the main character. Kotori is Anzu, a cheerful girl who doesn't do much in the ways of duelling but who supports the main character and not-so-secretly has a crush on them. Kaito is an expy of Kaiba (the obsessing over his brother)
%%** Astral and No.96
very similar to Kaiba, both being expys Dragon users (Kaito's signature card, Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, is very much a counterpart of Atem/Dark Yugi Blue-Eyes White Dragon) and Dark both being serious characters who clash with the hero multiple times and who have a little brother whom they love dearly. Shingetsu[=/=]Vector can be compared to Bakura[=/=]Yami Bakura, respectively.both having good and evil personalities [[spoiler:though in Vector's case, the good personality was a ruse]] and both ending up becoming a major antagonist in the final arc of the series. The final duel of the series is between [[spoiler:Yuma and Astral]], just as the final duel in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' was between [[spoiler:Yugi and Atem]].
19th Nov '17 9:29:17 AM AerialQueen
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%%** Ritchie is a expy to Ash (and Red from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''), who also has a few of the same Pokémon as Ash.

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%%** ** Ritchie is a expy to Ash (and Red from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''), who also has a few of the same Pokémon as Ash.
7th Nov '17 9:51:16 AM Tomodachi
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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' later added in a Superman expy during the Tournament of Power Arc, the Pride Trooper Jiren. Unbelievable natural strength, laser vision, superheroic teammember who doesn't usually lead it, the guy is the closest we'll ever probably get to having Superman and Goku officially fight.

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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' later added in give us Kale, a Superman expy during female Saiyan who can transform into a huge berserker beast mirroring Broly. They share a similar appearance, Kale say the Tournament of Power Arc, same things Broly did, and many visual shots are the Pride Trooper Jiren. Unbelievable natural strength, laser vision, superheroic teammember who doesn't usually lead it, same as the guy is the closest we'll ever probably get movie Broly starred in. Toei character sheet even regard her as "Similar to having Superman and Goku officially fight. that Legendary Super Saiyan".
10th Oct '17 9:27:55 PM azbyc15243
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* Yuu in ''LightNovel/UnlimitedFafnir'' is an expy of Kamito from ''LightNovel/BladedanceOfElementalers''. Both are child assassin with a supernatural power normally only possessed by girls, which causes them to be placed in an all-girls' school. Additionally, both of them are born with a unique legacy [[spoiler:to save the world.]]
8th Oct '17 1:27:24 PM KrspaceT
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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' later added in a Superman expy during the Tournament of Power Arc, the Pride Trooper Jiren. Unbelievable natural strength, laser vision, superheroic teammember who doesn't usually lead it, the guy is the closest we'll ever probably get to having Superman and Goku officially fight.
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