History Expy / Literature

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}}.
24th Dec '16 11:23:53 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}}.
*** Harry, meanwhile, is an orphan who is delivered to his aunt and uncle after his parents died, and is informed that his parents were secretly warriors of sorts that could control forces that are BeyondTheImpossible in RealLife when he becomes older. He is accompanied by a by-the-books female friend and a act-now-questions-later male friend, with the two of them eventually hooking up. He proceeds to become on of the best of his generation, and defeats the BigBad, whom is disfigured in some way, in a climactic battle. Are we talking about Luke Skywalker or Harry now?
*** Finally, Snape was a troubled kid who was tempted by dark forces when he was younger whilst in love with the mother of TheHero. He becomes inadvertently responsible for the death of said love interest, and is one of the BigBad's most trusted supporters. He constantly dresses in black, kills TheMentor of the hero, and eventually pulls a HeelFaceTurn and is killed by the BigBad. Anyone thinking of Darth Vader?
12th Dec '16 6:43:24 PM PaulA
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* Jane and her niece Eliza in Edward Eager's books.
7th Dec '16 10:10:32 AM Cieloazul
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** However, it's been pointed out that The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath can be read as A Princess of Mars with EldritchAbomination horror.

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** However, it's been pointed out that The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath ''Literature/TheDreamQuestOfUnknownKadath'' can be read as A ''A Princess of Mars Mars'' with EldritchAbomination horror.
1st Dec '16 1:36:30 PM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' contains so many Arthurian references, it can't be coincidental.
** The Red Knight is a lot like [[spoiler:Mordred, born from the king's rape of his mother and intended to lead the Wild to slay his own father.]]
** Ghause Muriens is very much Morgan Le Fay, being a powerful sorceress who conspires against the King.
** Jean de Vrailly is a darker version of Sir Lancelot. He's a giant of a man who's being manipulated by "an angel" and proves himself to be the greatest knight in the world, he comes from an expy of France and has designs on the Queen.
** The Queen is Guinevere {{expy}}, being WorldsMostBeautifulWoman, married to the King and [[spoiler:accused of a romance with a Galle]].
27th Nov '16 2:31:03 PM nombretomado
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* The four children of ''Literature/InTheKeepOfTime'' are in many ways quite similar to the four Pevensies of {{Narnia}}. At the start, Andrew is dismissive of his younger siblings and not particularly excited about their stay in the country, and he is also the first to adapt very well to the past and become immersed in the time period and even a warrior mentality, like Peter; Elinor is the one most skeptical about the reality and acceptability of the adventure, as well as the TeamMom, like Susan; Ian is very much resentful and jealous of his youngest sister; and Ollie herself is the one whose recklessness and eager curiosity leads them into the past in the first place. However, they all eventually grow beyond these roles, with Andrew rejecting the past world for the present, Elinor becoming stronger and more willing to believe in the impossible, Ian not betraying them like Edmund did, and Ollie ends up losing herself and has to be taught and bonded with her siblings before she can recall who she is—which may perhaps be a commentary on Lucy's being thought mad and how incredibly willing she was to believe and immerse herself in Narnia.

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* The four children of ''Literature/InTheKeepOfTime'' are in many ways quite similar to the four Pevensies of {{Narnia}}.[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]. At the start, Andrew is dismissive of his younger siblings and not particularly excited about their stay in the country, and he is also the first to adapt very well to the past and become immersed in the time period and even a warrior mentality, like Peter; Elinor is the one most skeptical about the reality and acceptability of the adventure, as well as the TeamMom, like Susan; Ian is very much resentful and jealous of his youngest sister; and Ollie herself is the one whose recklessness and eager curiosity leads them into the past in the first place. However, they all eventually grow beyond these roles, with Andrew rejecting the past world for the present, Elinor becoming stronger and more willing to believe in the impossible, Ian not betraying them like Edmund did, and Ollie ends up losing herself and has to be taught and bonded with her siblings before she can recall who she is—which may perhaps be a commentary on Lucy's being thought mad and how incredibly willing she was to believe and immerse herself in Narnia.
23rd Nov '16 9:39:48 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Some good adventurers in the second half of the book bear a strong resemblance to the characters in the ''[[{{Literature/Dragonlance}} Dragonlance Chronicles]]'' books.
6th Nov '16 4:49:53 PM dlchen145
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** A {{Badass}} White guy from some place east of where the book is set.

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** A {{Badass}} White badass white guy from some place east of where the book is set.
24th Sep '16 11:52:25 AM FlintPaper577
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* William of Baskerville, the monastic sleuth from ''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'' is an expy of Literature/SherlockHolmes - English, preternaturally observant, phlegmatic, calculating, occasionally conceited, and he even chews a mysterious 'herb' to help him concentrate. His name is a clear reference to ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles''. His protegé, Adso of Fulk (the narrator) is the Watson of the relationship.
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