History Expy / Literature

7th May '17 4:39:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Academ's Fury,'' second book Jim Butcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera'' features the Vord. The Vord are a race of insect-like creatures that have specialized sub-breeds for different combat roles, share a sentient hive mind, can infest humans to take over their bodies, and are dependent on a waxy substance that they smear across the ground in their nests. They also have a four letter name, the third letter of which is R, though that similarity to [[StarCraft the Zerg]] was probably coincidental.

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* ''Academ's Fury,'' second book Jim Butcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera'' features the Vord. The Vord are a race of insect-like creatures that have specialized sub-breeds for different combat roles, share a sentient hive mind, can infest humans to take over their bodies, and are dependent on a waxy substance that they smear across the ground in their nests. They also have a four letter name, the third letter of which is R, though that similarity to [[StarCraft [[VideoGame/StarCraft the Zerg]] was probably coincidental.
9th Apr '17 7:02:05 AM Anddrix
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!!Books with their own pages
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* ''Expy/TheHeroesOfOlympus''
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7th Apr '17 9:01:11 PM NightShade96
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!!Books with their own pages
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* ''Expy/TheHeroesOfOlympus''
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7th Apr '17 8:57:04 AM GranChi
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* Shows up a bit in Creator/JohnGreen's work. Especially ''Literature/LookingForAlaska'' and ''Literature/PaperTowns''; Alaska and Margo are both attractive, popular girls whose exciting, fun-loving personalities hide internal troubles and complexities. Miles and Quentin are both nerdy boys who have a dull life at the start of their respective books and idealize the aforementioned girls.



* Shows up a bit in Creator/JohnGreen's work. Especially ''Literature/LookingForAlaska'' and ''Literature/PaperTowns''; Alaska and Margo are both attractive, popular girls whose exciting, fun-loving personalities hide internal troubles and complexities. Miles and Quentin are both nerdy boys who have a dull life at the start of their respective books and idealize the aforementioned girls.
7th Apr '17 8:55:29 AM GranChi
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* ''Shows up a bit in Creator/JohnGreen's work. Especially ''Literature/LookingForAlaska'' and ''Literature/PaperTowns''; Alaska and Margo are both attractive, popular girls whose exciting, fun-loving personalities hide internal troubles and complexities. Miles and Quentin are both nerdy boys who have a dull life at the start of their respective books and idealize the aforementioned girls.

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* ''Shows Shows up a bit in Creator/JohnGreen's work. Especially ''Literature/LookingForAlaska'' and ''Literature/PaperTowns''; Alaska and Margo are both attractive, popular girls whose exciting, fun-loving personalities hide internal troubles and complexities. Miles and Quentin are both nerdy boys who have a dull life at the start of their respective books and idealize the aforementioned girls.
7th Apr '17 8:52:34 AM GranChi
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* ''Shows up a bit in Creator/JohnGreen's work. Especially ''Literature/LookingForAlaska'' and ''Literature/PaperTowns''; Alaska and Margo are both attractive, popular girls whose exciting, fun-loving personalities hide internal troubles and complexities. Miles and Quentin are both nerdy boys who have a dull life at the start of their respective books and idealize the aforementioned girls.
14th Mar '17 5:43:37 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Szeth is an expy of two obvious archetypes:
** Of anime ninja. Most evident in the chapter where he's the assassin of a crime lord wannabe, and wears the classic black outfit, combined with his big, anime-esque Shin eyes.
** Also the various protagonists of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed''. His physical description might as well be one of Ezio Auditore, and his occupation, needless to say, fits as well. He is also more than capable to pull off any of the feats from the games.
12th Mar '17 3:12:09 PM Derkhan
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** In the first book, there's a member of Dudley's gang named Piers Polkiss. From his description and what little we see of his personality, he's essentially an early version of Peter Pettigrew.
*** This is deliberate, if you look at his name. "Piers" is another form of Peter. "Polkiss" is Finnish; if you plug it into a translator, the meaning that comes up is "cycled around." Piers Polkiss is literally "Peter recycled."
*** Actually, it isn't. The real word is "polkisi", it means "would stamp" or "would pedal" and translates to "cycle" only in the means of bicycling. "Polkis" would be slang for "polkisi", and "Polkiss" means nothing.

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** In the first book, there's a member of Dudley's gang named Piers Polkiss. From his description and what little we see of his personality, he's essentially an early version of Peter Pettigrew.
*** This is deliberate,
Pettigrew, which -- if you look at his name.name -- is deliberate. "Piers" is another form of Peter. "Polkiss" is Finnish; Finnish if you squint at it. If you plug it into a translator, the meaning that comes up is "cycled around." One can assume Piers Polkiss is to literally mean "Peter recycled."
*** Actually, it isn't. The
" Except the real word is "polkisi", it "polkisi" and means "would stamp" or "would pedal" and translates to "cycle" only in the means of bicycling. "Polkis" bicycling, making it a case of the author using a foreign word without knowing the language. Still, "polkis" would be slang for "polkisi", and "Polkiss" means nothing.only one step away from that.
24th Dec '16 11:28:06 PM TimeLordVictorious
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*** Continuing on with the ''Film/StarWars'' parallels, Dumbledore is an old man trained in some form of magic who delivers the baby of two close friends to the baby's aunt and uncle after said friends died. He then proceeds to mentor said baby when he comes of age only to killed by an old friend of his who (eventually) gets redeemed, and he then ascends to a higher plane of existence. In his youth, he turned against a close friend of his and dueled him. Finally, he has a tendency to sometimes speak FromACertainPointOfView, and the BigBad was APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedEvil. So in short: Dumbledore is an Obi-Wan Kenobi {{Expy}}.

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*** Continuing on with the ''Film/StarWars'' parallels, Dumbledore is an old man trained in some form of magic who delivers the baby of two close friends to the baby's aunt and uncle after said friends died. He then proceeds to mentor said baby when he comes of age only to killed by an old friend of his who (eventually) gets redeemed, and he then ascends to a higher plane of existence. In his youth, he turned against a close friend of his and dueled him. Finally, he has a tendency to sometimes speak FromACertainPointOfView, and the BigBad was APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedEvil.APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil. So in short: Dumbledore is an Obi-Wan Kenobi {{Expy}}.
24th Dec '16 11:27:22 PM TimeLordVictorious
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*** Continuing on with the ''Film/StarWars'' parallels, Dumbledore is an old man trained in some form of magic who delivers the baby of two close friends to the baby's aunt and uncle after said friends died, then proceeds to mentor said baby when he comes of age only to killed by an old friend of his who (eventually) gets redeemed, then ascends to a higher plane of existence, and eventually turned agaonst a close friend of his and dueled him in his youth. So in short: Dumbledore is an Obi-Wan Kenobi {{Expy}}.

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*** Continuing on with the ''Film/StarWars'' parallels, Dumbledore is an old man trained in some form of magic who delivers the baby of two close friends to the baby's aunt and uncle after said friends died, died. He then proceeds to mentor said baby when he comes of age only to killed by an old friend of his who (eventually) gets redeemed, and he then ascends to a higher plane of existence, and eventually existence. In his youth, he turned agaonst against a close friend of his and dueled him in his youth.him. Finally, he has a tendency to sometimes speak FromACertainPointOfView, and the BigBad was APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedEvil. So in short: Dumbledore is an Obi-Wan Kenobi {{Expy}}.
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