History Expy / Literature

24th Feb '16 8:28:10 AM JoieDeCombat
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* Given that {{Literature/Fangirl}} is a loving parody of real-life fandoms, it's not shocking that a couple of these show up. The world that Cath writes her fanfiction about is a general expy of [[Literature/HarryPotter the Wizarding World]], with her favored pairing standing in for [[FoeYay Draco/Harry]].



* Most of the characters in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' are expies of Literature/HarryPotter characters [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation as]] [[DivergentCharacterEvolution inter]][[{{Jossed}} preted]] by Creator/CassandraClare's old fanfic The Fanfic/DracoTrilogy:

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* ''Literature/TheLunarChronicles'' draws visible influence from ''Manga/SailorMoon'', and while most of the details of characterization have been mixed up and blended with other elements, there are a couple of characters who are pretty much direct exports:
** Prince Kaito of Earth's Eastern Commonwealth, handsome and charming yet {{Adorkable}} and prone to playfully teasing the object of his affections, is recognizably based on Mamoru Chiba and Mamoru's past life Prince Endymion, a prince of Earth who forms a star-crossed romance [[spoiler:with a princess of the Moon]] while being targeted by a malevolent, mind-controlling sorceress-queen.
** Scarlet Benoit, meanwhile, is an expy of Makoto Kino: curly-haired, statuesque, fierce and almost suicidally brave when her strong sense of justice is provoked or her loved ones are threatened. She and Wolf also bond over food on a couple of occasions.
* Most of the characters in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' are expies of Literature/HarryPotter characters [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation as]] [[DivergentCharacterEvolution inter]][[{{Jossed}} preted]] interpreted]] by Creator/CassandraClare's old fanfic The Fanfic/DracoTrilogy:



In universe he starts to take on many aspects of the biblical Caine thanks to Clary inscribing His mark onto him.

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In universe he starts to take on many aspects of the biblical Caine Cain thanks to Clary inscribing His mark onto him.



* Given that {{Literature/Fangirl}} is a loving parody of real-life fandoms, it's not shocking that a couple of these show up. The world that Cath writes her fanfiction about is a general expy of [[Literature/HarryPotter the Wizarding World]], with her favored pairing standing in for [[FoeYay Draco/Harry]].
13th Dec '15 6:04:18 PM ecuvulle6267
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* Brutus, from ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', is essentially Cato MKII. [[spoiler: In fact, he and Cato's final kills were the men from District 11, both were the next to die and the last in each game, and both were killed by the volunteer from District 12 for that year.]]
5th Dec '15 5:01:52 PM Carnildo
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* Captain [[MeaningfulName Nemo]] from ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' is an expy for [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]]: A great sailor, TheCaptain of a ship who commanded a RedShirt crew, that claimed he was "No One", who fought against beings he cannot defeat (Nemo against TheEmpire, Odysseus against JerkassGods) motivated by YouCantGoHomeAgain.
5th Dec '15 4:31:30 PM YasminPerry
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5th Dec '15 3:30:35 PM YasminPerry
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* The novel ''MemoirsOfATeenageAmnesiac'' features a character who closely resembles Ducky from ''Film/PrettyInPink'', in his [[CampStraight flamboyance]], his status as the female protagonist's "best friend", and his EveryoneCanSeeIt crush on her. [[spoiler:Unlike Ducky, he gets together with the protagonist in the end]].
18th Nov '15 5:20:47 PM Iris
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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Connor and Travis Stoll are spies of [[Literature/HarryPotter the Weasley twins]].

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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Connor and Travis Stoll are spies Given that {{Literature/Fangirl}} is a loving parody of real-life fandoms, it's not shocking that a couple of these show up. The world that Cath writes her fanfiction about is a general expy of [[Literature/HarryPotter the Weasley twins]].Wizarding World]], with her favored pairing standing in for [[FoeYay Draco/Harry]].
15th Nov '15 10:15:23 AM AgProv
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** Mrs Tachyon in the non-Discworld ''Literature/JohnnyAndTheBomb'' has the same manner of speaking as Foul Ole Ron. Thankfully, the Smell of Foul Ole Ron does not get an Expy.

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** Mrs Tachyon in the non-Discworld ''Literature/JohnnyAndTheBomb'' has the same manner of speaking as Foul Ole Ron. Thankfully, the Smell of Foul Ole Ron does not get an Expy.[[note]]It is alluded to, though: it is remarked that Mrs Tachyon when in hospital struggled magnificiently against the idea of a very necessary bath.[[/note]]


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** The same book sees a sentient [[TheElricSaga Black Sword]] which is capable of speech and of sucking the very soul from its victim.[[note]]Being spoken at by a boring tinny monotone metallic voice does this to people.[[/note]]
25th Oct '15 8:26:03 AM LtFedora
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** For the new Star Wars continuity, Rae Sloane is shaping up to be an expy of [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Gilad Pellaeon]]. It's now established that she was the ranking Imperial officer who ordered the retreat from Endor, and now that the Empire is collapsing around them, she is [[spoiler: becoming the trusted subordinate to a mysterious fleet admiral who has an [[WickedCultured appreciation for classical music]].]]
21st Oct '15 5:54:10 PM nombretomado
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* Children's author Bill Peet started out as a {{Disney}} cartoonist and a degree of expyness can be seen between Disney/{{Dumbo}}, whom he created and the title character of ''Literature/ChesterTheWorldlyPig''. Both begin lives at the circus on a bad note, mocked by the audiences and ill-treated by [[MonsterClown clowns]], but later achieve happiness and success there through an extraordinary talent (flying with ears/body coloring which looks like a map of the world)

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* Children's author Bill Peet started out as a {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} cartoonist and a degree of expyness can be seen between Disney/{{Dumbo}}, whom he created and the title character of ''Literature/ChesterTheWorldlyPig''. Both begin lives at the circus on a bad note, mocked by the audiences and ill-treated by [[MonsterClown clowns]], but later achieve happiness and success there through an extraordinary talent (flying with ears/body coloring which looks like a map of the world)
15th Oct '15 6:06:58 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'', Bruce Bogtrotter and Michael Wormwood are expies of Augustus Gloop (both chocolate-loving gluttons) and Mike Teavee (both television addicts), respectively, from ''Literature/CharlierAndTheChocolateFactory''. Miss Trunchbull was based on Creator/RoaldDahl's real life boarding school matron, described in his memoir ''Literature/{{Boy}}''.

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* In ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'', Bruce Bogtrotter and Michael Wormwood are expies of Augustus Gloop (both chocolate-loving gluttons) and Mike Teavee (both television addicts), respectively, from ''Literature/CharlierAndTheChocolateFactory''. ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. Miss Trunchbull was based on Creator/RoaldDahl's real life boarding school matron, described in his memoir ''Literature/{{Boy}}''.''Literature/BoyTalesOfChildhood''.
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