History Expy / AnimeAndManga

22nd Aug '16 5:27:20 PM dpisel01
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** Ash's Pignite had a similar backstory to Ash's Charizard, being abandoned by a trainer that it initially thought still cared for it until finding out to its horror that said old trainer dumped it the first chance he got because he thought it was too weak.

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** Ash's Pignite had a similar backstory to Ash's Charizard, being abandoned by a trainer that it initially thought still cared for it until finding out to its horror that said old trainer dumped it the first chance he got because he thought it was too weak. The old trainer then tried to take it back after seeing how strong it was with fake kindness, but got a Flamethrower to the face in response.
22nd Aug '16 5:25:44 PM dpisel01
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** Dawn's Mamoswine ended up being an expy of Ash's Charizard with its character development. It started out as a happy, obedient Swinub, but once it evolved into Piloswine it suddenly stopped listening to Dawn. It evolved again into Mamoswine only a couple episodes after its first evolution, and continued to be disobedient until getting injured in a later episode where Dawn nursed it back to health and it regained its respect for her.


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** Trip was kind of a failed expy for Paul due to their similar appearances, obsessions with strength, and abrasive personalities. The difference is, Trip ultimately had about a fraction of Paul's skills and while he wasn't cruel to his Pokémon the way Paul was, the condescending, obnoxious part of his personality made him unlikeable as a character.
** Iris was somewhat of an expy for Misty. She had a tendency to tease Ash, specialized in a certain Pokémon type, Dragon-types to Misty's Water-types, and was terrified of another type, Ice-types to Misty and Bug-types.
** Ash's Pignite had a similar backstory to Ash's Charizard, being abandoned by a trainer that it initially thought still cared for it until finding out to its horror that said old trainer dumped it the first chance he got because he thought it was too weak.
** In ''XY'', Clemont's Chespin is this of Ash's Oshawott. They are both gluttonous troublemakers who occasionally pop out of their PokéBalls on their own and sometimes get a little bit lecherous. They even have similar builds.
28th Jul '16 10:00:50 AM Willbyr
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** ''The Daughter of Twenty Faces'' gives us a character known only as "the white-haired demon" so far. She shares Suigintou's long white hair, purple eyes, and psychotic creases under the eyes as well as a jealous, obsessive cruelty towards the main character. [[spoiler: While she looks human most of the time, her body is actually some kind of animated marionette, complete with RozenMaiden-like doll joints.]]

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** ''The Daughter of Twenty Faces'' gives us a character known only as "the white-haired demon" so far. She shares Suigintou's long white hair, purple eyes, and psychotic creases under the eyes as well as a jealous, obsessive cruelty towards the main character. [[spoiler: While she looks human most of the time, her body is actually some kind of animated marionette, complete with RozenMaiden-like Manga/RozenMaiden-like doll joints.]]
28th Jul '16 8:57:44 AM Willbyr
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* Mutsumi Saburo/Mutsumi Hojo from ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' is kind of a sendup to Kaworu Nagisa from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', to the point of having (decorative) [[spoiler: wings on his back]] for his first appearance in the manga, and his "introduction" scene in the anime mirroring [[spoiler: Kaworu's reveal as an angel]], complete with [[ShoutOut Beethoven's Ninth Symphony]] playing in the background.


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* Mutsumi Saburo/Mutsumi Hojo from ''Manga/SgtFrog'' is kind of a sendup to Kaworu Nagisa from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', to the point of having (decorative) [[spoiler:wings on his back]] for his first appearance in the manga, and his "introduction" scene in the anime mirroring [[spoiler: Kaworu's reveal as an angel]], complete with [[ShoutOut Beethoven's Ninth Symphony]] playing in the background.
26th Jul '16 2:13:41 PM Willbyr
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* Gaku Namikiri of ''Manga/AbsoluteBoyfriend'' is basically Tasuki from Creator/YuuWatase's earlier work ''FushigiYuugi'', reincarnated as a supernatual low-ranking salesman. Though Gaku is slightly less HotBlooded, he's got the same [[TheIdiotFromOsaka Idiot from Osaka]] tendencies, the same [[LovableRogue loveably roguish]] demeanor, the same gift for [[NoSocialSkills socially incorrect remarks]], and the same ability to show up whenever the plot conveniently needs to be moved along.

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* Gaku Namikiri of ''Manga/AbsoluteBoyfriend'' is basically Tasuki from Creator/YuuWatase's earlier work ''FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', reincarnated as a supernatual low-ranking salesman. Though Gaku is slightly less HotBlooded, he's got the same [[TheIdiotFromOsaka Idiot from Osaka]] tendencies, the same [[LovableRogue loveably roguish]] demeanor, the same gift for [[NoSocialSkills socially incorrect remarks]], and the same ability to show up whenever the plot conveniently needs to be moved along.
17th Jul '16 8:11:51 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'': Sally is a mix of Samantha from ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' and Sabrina from ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. She has a hairstyle similar to Sabrina's and is a quirky young CuteWitch interested in humans. She gets into trouble like Samantha (and somewhat like Sabrina) and does magic when she blinks her eye (Samantha twitches her nose).
11th Jul '16 8:44:13 PM Doug86
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* Gaku Namikiri of ''Manga/AbsoluteBoyfriend'' is basically Tasuki from Creator/YuuWatase's earlier work ''FushigiYuugi'', reincarnated as a supernatual low-ranking salesman. Though Gaku is slightly less HotBlooded, he's got the same [[TheIdiotFromOsaka Idiot from Osaka]] tendencies, the same [[LoveableRogue loveably roguish]] demeanor, the same gift for [[NoSocialSkills socially incorrect remarks]], and the same ability to show up whenever the plot conveniently needs to be moved along.

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* Gaku Namikiri of ''Manga/AbsoluteBoyfriend'' is basically Tasuki from Creator/YuuWatase's earlier work ''FushigiYuugi'', reincarnated as a supernatual low-ranking salesman. Though Gaku is slightly less HotBlooded, he's got the same [[TheIdiotFromOsaka Idiot from Osaka]] tendencies, the same [[LoveableRogue [[LovableRogue loveably roguish]] demeanor, the same gift for [[NoSocialSkills socially incorrect remarks]], and the same ability to show up whenever the plot conveniently needs to be moved along.
11th Jul '16 8:28:34 PM Doug86
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%%* Ciel of ''Manga/BlackButler'' is incredibly similar to {{Artemis Fowl}}.

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%%* Ciel of ''Manga/BlackButler'' is incredibly similar to {{Artemis Fowl}}.Literature/ArtemisFowl.
7th Jul '16 7:03:49 PM Doug86
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** Watsuki is a huge fan of Creator/StanLee, so there are several Expies of MarvelComics characters: Jin-E and Shinomori Aoshi are both based on Comicbook/{{Gambit}}, Kujiranami Hyōgo on Comicbook/{{Apocalypse}}, Yatsume Mumyōi on Comicbook/{{Venom}}, Arundo Akamatsu on Omega Red and Sadojima Hōji on Forge.

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** Watsuki is a huge fan of Creator/StanLee, so there are several Expies of MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics characters: Jin-E and Shinomori Aoshi are both based on Comicbook/{{Gambit}}, Kujiranami Hyōgo on Comicbook/{{Apocalypse}}, Yatsume Mumyōi on Comicbook/{{Venom}}, Arundo Akamatsu on Omega Red and Sadojima Hōji on Forge.
7th Jul '16 2:09:19 PM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/GhostHunt'' - Naru's assistant, Lin Koujo has the same hairstyle and pretty much the same stoic mannerisms as FruitsBasket's Hatori Sohma.

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* ''Manga/GhostHunt'' - Naru's assistant, Lin Koujo has the same hairstyle and pretty much the same stoic mannerisms as FruitsBasket's ''Manga/FruitsBasket'''s Hatori Sohma.
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