History Expy / Film

24th Jul '16 10:35:48 AM nombretomado
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* Sort of a type-casting example with Paul Bettany. He was in a biopic on CharlesDarwin, and some reviews noted his previous role as Stephen Maturin in film ''Film/MasterAndCommander'' who comes across as somewhat similar to Darwin in his time on the ''Beagle'' (intellectual naturalist on a ship, interacts with giant tortoises at one point).

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* Sort of a type-casting example with Paul Bettany. He was in a biopic on CharlesDarwin, UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin, and some reviews noted his previous role as Stephen Maturin in film ''Film/MasterAndCommander'' who comes across as somewhat similar to Darwin in his time on the ''Beagle'' (intellectual naturalist on a ship, interacts with giant tortoises at one point).
17th Jul '16 5:57:23 PM Shroomwood
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17th Jul '16 11:32:25 AM RobTan
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** In ''The Force Awakens'', the original heroes become expies of other characters from the original trilogy. Han, as the old mentor to Rey who [[spoiler:has a paternal relationship with Kylo and is killed by him]] is Obi-Wan; Luke, the wise Jedi master in hiding on a distant wirld is Yoda; and Leia has become Mon Motha, the leader of the regular armed resistance to the First Order.

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** In ''The Force Awakens'', the original heroes become expies of other characters from the original trilogy. Han, as the old mentor to Rey who [[spoiler:has a paternal relationship with Kylo and is killed by him]] is Obi-Wan; Luke, the wise Jedi master in hiding on a distant wirld world is Yoda; and Leia has become Mon Motha, Leia, as the leader of the regular armed resistance to the First Order.Order, has become Mon Motha.
9th Jul '16 6:28:34 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''The Force Awakens'', the original heroes become expies of other characters from the original trilogy. Han, as the old mentor to Rey who [[spoiler:has a paternal relationship with Kylo and is killed by him]] is TheObiWan; Luke, the wise Jedi master in hiding on a distant wirld is Yoda; and Leia has become Mon Motha, the leader of the regular armed resistance to the First Order.

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** In ''The Force Awakens'', the original heroes become expies of other characters from the original trilogy. Han, as the old mentor to Rey who [[spoiler:has a paternal relationship with Kylo and is killed by him]] is TheObiWan; Obi-Wan; Luke, the wise Jedi master in hiding on a distant wirld is Yoda; and Leia has become Mon Motha, the leader of the regular armed resistance to the First Order.



* John Cusack's HitmanWithAHeart in ''War Inc.'' is an expy of his character in the earlier film ''GrossePointeBlank'', and almost every other character in the new film has an equivalent in the previous one.

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* John Cusack's HitmanWithAHeart in ''War Inc.'' ''Film/WarInc'' is an expy of his character in the earlier film ''GrossePointeBlank'', ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'', and almost every other character in the new film has an equivalent in the previous one.
7th Jul '16 11:39:20 AM RobTan
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** In ''The Force Awakens'', the original heroes become expies of other characters from the original trilogy. Han, as the old mentor to Rey who [[spoiler:has a paternal relationship with Kylo and is killed by him]] is TheObiWan; Luke, the wise Jedi master in hiding on a distant wirld is Yoda; and Leia has become Mon Motha, the leader of the regular armed resistance to the First Order.
7th Jul '16 5:47:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** Qui-Gon Jin is TheObiwan TO Obi-Wan Kenobi, and is an expy of his own apprentice basically.

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** Qui-Gon Jin is TheObiwan TheMentor TO Obi-Wan Kenobi, and is an expy of his own apprentice basically.
3rd Jul '16 10:49:46 AM frogpatrol
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%% Before adding examples, check the guidelines in the Expy cleanup thread (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13983140170A37263400) and make sure your example fits the criteria to qualify as an Expy. Don't just list minor or coincidental similarities. Also, explain why the character is an Expy - don't just say "X is an expy of Y" and leave it at that.

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** Jack Napier is not only SelfDemonsrating/TheJoker, but an Expy of Joe Chill, the mugger who killed Thomas and Martha Wayne.
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', you have Officers Stephens and Ramirez, who are essentially Expys for Harvey Bullock and Renee Montoya, with the exception being that Ramirez is actually a traitor. Stevens on the other hand is Bullock right down to the toothpick chewing but his name was probably changed so the film wouldn't have two characters named Harvey.
*** It's rumored that Ramirez was supposed to be Montoya, but was changed to an original character because of the revelation that she was actually a [[AdaptationalVillainy crooked cop]].
* In ''Film/BeyondTheLights'', main character Noni is a Music/{{Rihanna}} expy. Both are light-skinned, black, pop-R&B singers with foreign accents and a hyper-sexualixed, bad-girl image. And they both deal with traumatizing and very publicized issues: for Noni, depression and a suicide attempt, for Rihanna, an abusive relationship.

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** Jack Napier is not only SelfDemonsrating/TheJoker, but an Expy of Joe Chill, the mugger who killed Thomas and Martha Wayne.
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', you have Officers Stephens and Ramirez, who are essentially Expys for Harvey Bullock and Renee Montoya, with the exception being that [[spoiler: Ramirez is actually a traitor. traitor]]. Stevens on the other hand is Bullock right down to the toothpick chewing toothpick-chewing but his name was probably changed so the film wouldn't have two characters named Harvey.
*** It's
Harvey. (It's rumored that Ramirez was supposed to be Montoya, but was changed to an original character because [[spoiler: of the revelation that she was actually a [[AdaptationalVillainy crooked cop]].
* In ''Film/BeyondTheLights'', main character Noni is a Music/{{Rihanna}} expy. Both are light-skinned, black, pop-R&B singers with foreign accents and a hyper-sexualixed, bad-girl image. And they both deal with traumatizing and very publicized issues: for Noni, depression and a suicide attempt, for Rihanna, an abusive relationship.
cop]].]])



** This is even {{lampshaded}} in the movie.

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** This is There was even {{lampshaded}} a ShoutOut in the movie.



** Also, the maggot was a Peter Lorre impersonation.
* In ''Film/{{Dagon}}'', Paul Marsh seems to be a deliberate homage to Jeffrey Combs.



* General Hager from ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'' was originally supposed to be ComicBook/NickFury, but this had to be changed at the last minute due to [[ExiledFromContinuity rights issues]] ([[TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]] owns film rights to the ''FF'', while [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel Studios]] has rights to Fury). It's especially obvious since one of Hager's conversations with Mr. Fantastic is taken almost word-for-word from a conversation between Mr. Fantastic and Nick Fury in ''[[UltimateMarvel Ultimate Extinction]]''.
* Creator/WoodyAllen tends to use the same characters over and over in his films. One of the most conspicuous is what [[http://www.everywoodyallenmovie.com/post/cassandras-dream/ has been described]] as "the sultry, promiscuous, emotionally manipulative struggling [artist]": Dorrie in ''Film/StardustMemories'' (probably the best written), Rain in ''Film/HusbandsAndWives'', Nola in ''[[http://www.everywoodyallenmovie.com/post/celebrity/ Celebrity]]'' and ''Film/MatchPoint'' (no, it's '''not''' the same character, but two different characters in two separate movies who have the same name and pretty much the same personality), Amanda in ''[[http://www.everywoodyallenmovie.com/post/anything-else/ Anything Else]]'', Angela in ''Cassandra's Dream'', María Elena in ''Film/VickyCristinaBarcelona'', Monica in ''Film/ToRomeWithLove'', and maybe others.

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* General Hager from ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'' was originally supposed to be ComicBook/NickFury, but this had to be changed at the last minute due to [[ExiledFromContinuity rights issues]] ([[TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]] owns film rights to the ''FF'', while [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel Studios]] has rights to Fury). It's especially obvious since one of Hager's conversations with Mr. Fantastic is are taken almost word-for-word from a conversation between Mr. Fantastic and Nick Fury in ''[[UltimateMarvel Ultimate Extinction]]''.
* Creator/WoodyAllen tends to use the same characters over and over in his films. One of the most conspicuous is what [[http://www.everywoodyallenmovie.com/post/cassandras-dream/ has been described]] as "the sultry, promiscuous, emotionally manipulative struggling [artist]": Dorrie in ''Film/StardustMemories'' (probably the best written), Rain in ''Film/HusbandsAndWives'', Nola in ''[[http://www.everywoodyallenmovie.com/post/celebrity/ Celebrity]]'' and ''Film/MatchPoint'' (no, it's '''not''' the same character, but two different characters in two separate movies who have the same name and pretty much the same personality), Amanda in ''[[http://www.everywoodyallenmovie.com/post/anything-else/ Anything Else]]'', Angela in ''Cassandra's Dream'', María Elena in ''Film/VickyCristinaBarcelona'', Monica in ''Film/ToRomeWithLove'', and maybe others.
Extinction]]''.
18th Jun '16 12:21:25 AM Doug86
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** Chris Tucker's character is also an expy of {{Prince}}

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** Chris Tucker's character is also an expy of {{Prince}}Music/{{Prince}}
4th May '16 4:19:07 PM dinohunterpat
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** Rey, Finn, and Poe from ''The Force Awakens'' are all expies of Luke Skywalker from the original ''A New Hope''. Rey is the desert native who is destined for greatness, Finn is the everyman who is proficient with both a blaster and lightsaber, and Poe is the AcePilot and Rebel commander. Poe himself is also an expy of Han Solo, sharing much of Han's dry humor and {{Big Brother Instinct}}s.

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** Rey, Finn, and Poe from ''The Force Awakens'' are all expies of Luke Skywalker from the original ''A New Hope''. Rey is the desert native who is destined for greatness, Finn is the everyman who is proficient with both a blaster and lightsaber, and Poe is the AcePilot and Rebel commander. who [[spoiler: destroys the Empire's superweapon]]. Poe himself is also an expy of Han Solo, sharing much of Han's dry humor and {{Big Brother Instinct}}s.roguish charm.
26th Apr '16 10:12:00 AM Doug86
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* Abigail Whistler from ''Film/BladeTrinity'' was a created as a stand-in for Rachel van Helsing from the ''Comicbook/TombOfDracula'' comic book.

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* Abigail Whistler from ''Film/BladeTrinity'' was a created as a stand-in for Rachel van Helsing from the ''Comicbook/TombOfDracula'' comic book.book ''ComicBook/TheTombOfDracula''.
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