History Expy / Literature

24th Feb '18 8:47:05 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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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.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Szeth is an expy of two obvious archetypes:
** Of anime ninja. Most evident in
''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' frequently reused character types and plots. The most obvious, however, may be Gabool the chapter where he's Wild, BigBad of ''Mariel of Redwall'' and Emperor Ublaz "Mad Eyes", BigBad of ''The Pearls of Lutra''. Both are [[KingOfThieves pirate kings]] who rule an island (Terramort, Sampetra) far away from Mossflower. Both command the assassin loyalty of a crime lord wannabe, and wears all the classic black outfit, combined with his big, anime-esque Shin eyes.
** Also the various protagonists
pirates of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed''. His physical description might as well be their respective seas (northern, southern). Both open their book by killing one of Ezio Auditore, their captains (Bluddrigg, Conva), and his occupation, needless to say, fits as well. He is also more than capable to pull off any of the feats then face a rebellion from said captain's brother and fellow captain (Saltar, Barranca). Both are betrayed by their trusted right hand rat (Greypatch, Sagitar) and both have a venomous tropical animal as their personal pet and secret weapon (Skrabblag the games.Scorpion, an unnamed coral snake). Both have [[OrcusOnHisThrone little to do with the main plot]] both alienate their subordinates, and both and sit on their island going mad and surrounded by a dwindling number of retainers until the heroes arrive, at which point both are killed by their respective secret weapons. The only real differences are their species and Ublaz's greater veneer of sanity.
21st Feb '18 11:07:11 AM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' series by RickRiordan:

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* ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' series by RickRiordan:Creator/RickRiordan:
1st Jan '18 8:31:08 AM MagBas
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* Given what's known about Jim Butcher's love of comics, Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' can be seen as an Expy of Franchise/SpiderMan, with magic instead of radioactivity.
** ''Literature/CodexAlera'': Lord and Lady Placida are Expys of [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Aral and Cordelia Vorkosigan.]] Butcher has outright admitted this.

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* Given what's known about Jim Butcher's love of comics, Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' can be seen as an Expy of Franchise/SpiderMan, with magic instead of radioactivity.
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''Literature/CodexAlera'': Lord and Lady Placida are Expys of [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Aral and Cordelia Vorkosigan.]] Butcher has outright admitted this.
1st Jan '18 8:23:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Given what's known about Jim Butcher's love of comics, Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' can be seen as an Expy of {{Spider-Man}}, with magic instead of radioactivity.

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* Given what's known about Jim Butcher's love of comics, Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' can be seen as an Expy of {{Spider-Man}}, Franchise/SpiderMan, with magic instead of radioactivity.
26th Dec '17 2:42:42 AM jormis29
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* Noel Streatfeild often does this with a character who is a nanny or nurse to the protagonist(s). Hannah in ''Thursday's Child'', Nana in ''Literature/BalletShoes'', Hannah in ''Theater Shoes'', Nana in ''Skating Shoes'', and Pursey in ''Literature/DancingShoes'' all have essentially the same personality (and nearly the same name--even Pursey was once a nanny, although she isn't during the book) but are not the same person.

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* Noel Streatfeild often does this with a character who is a nanny or nurse to the protagonist(s). Hannah in ''Thursday's Child'', ''Literature/ThursdaysChild'', Nana in ''Literature/BalletShoes'', Hannah in ''Theater Shoes'', ''Literature/TheaterShoes'', Nana in ''Skating Shoes'', ''Literature/SkatingShoes'', and Pursey in ''Literature/DancingShoes'' all have essentially the same personality (and nearly the same name--even Pursey was once a nanny, although she isn't during the book) but are not the same person.
25th Dec '17 7:57:35 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.
23rd Dec '17 6:08:06 PM nombretomado
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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]]

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** The same book sees a sentient [[TheElricSaga [[Literature/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]]
11th Sep '17 8:08:46 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Loren D. Estleman's Claudius Lyon invokes and parodies this trope with regards to Literature/NeroWolfe; Lyon is a HeroWorshipper of the more famous detective and has sought to emulate his life as closely as he can within his own abilities and without being sued. However, Lyon -- while not incapable -- is not ''quite'' as good as Wolfe, meaning that things frequently get a bit skewed in translation (for example, while Wolfe is famous for growing orchids in his rooftop greenhouse, Lyon lacks a green thumb and so has to make do with growing tomatoes instead, because they're easier to grow).

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* Loren D. Estleman's Claudius Lyon invokes and parodies this trope with regards to Literature/NeroWolfe; Lyon is a HeroWorshipper of the more famous detective and has sought to emulate his life as closely as he can within his own abilities and without being sued. However, Lyon -- while not incapable -- is not ''quite'' as good as Wolfe, meaning that things frequently get a bit skewed in translation (for translation. For example, while Wolfe is famous for growing orchids in his rooftop greenhouse, Lyon lacks a green thumb and so has to make do with growing tomatoes instead, because they're easier to grow).grow.
11th Sep '17 8:08:26 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Loren D. Estleman's Claudius Lyon invokes and parodies this trope with regards to Literature/NeroWolfe; Lyon is a HeroWorshipper of the more famous detective and has sought to emulate his life as closely as he can within his own abilities and without being sued. However, Lyon is not ''quite'' as good as Wolfe, meaning that things get a bit skewed in translation (for example, while Wolfe is famous for growing orchids in his rooftop greenhouse, Lyon lacks a green thumb and so has to make do with growing tomatoes instead).

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* Loren D. Estleman's Claudius Lyon invokes and parodies this trope with regards to Literature/NeroWolfe; Lyon is a HeroWorshipper of the more famous detective and has sought to emulate his life as closely as he can within his own abilities and without being sued. However, Lyon -- while not incapable -- is not ''quite'' as good as Wolfe, meaning that things frequently get a bit skewed in translation (for example, while Wolfe is famous for growing orchids in his rooftop greenhouse, Lyon lacks a green thumb and so has to make do with growing tomatoes instead).instead, because they're easier to grow).
8th Sep '17 1:06:02 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Loren D. Estleman's Claudius Lyon invokes and parodies this trope with regards to Literature/NeroWolfe; Lyon is a HeroWorshipper of the more famous detective and has sought to emulate his life as closely as he can within his own abilities and without being sued. However, Lyon is not ''quite'' as good as Wolfe, meaning that things get a bit skewed in translation (for example, while Wolfe is famous for growing orchids in his rooftop greenhouse, Lyon lacks a green thumb and so has to make do with growing tomatoes instead).
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