History Expy / Literature

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.
10th Aug '16 1:03:36 AM RobTan
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** The Valyrian Freehold is reminiscent of Melnibone from Literature/TheElricSaga in many ways, and one character from the background, Brynden Rivers, is a straight-up expy of Elric himself, while his nemesis Bittersteel is an expy of [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]].

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** The Valyrian Freehold is reminiscent of Melnibone from Literature/TheElricSaga in many ways, and one character from the background, Brynden Rivers, is a straight-up expy of Elric himself, while his nemesis Bittersteel is appropriately enough an expy of [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]].
7th Aug '16 3:03:16 PM RobTan
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** The Valyrian Freehold is reminiscent of Melnibone from Literature/TheElricSaga in many ways, and one character from the background, Brynden Rivers, is a straight-up expy of Elric himself, while his nemesis Bittersteel is an expy of [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]].
13th Jul '16 12:56:56 AM PaulA
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* Stock characters are pretty much the same across several of Creator/VCAndrews's series. The heroines, their love interests and their children seem to follow the same kind of mold, with a few deviations. So do the "evil grandmother" figures (Olivia Foxworth, Olivia Logan, Lillian Cutler ...), the "jealous sister" figures (Vera Whitefern, Fanny Casteel, Clara Sue Cutler, Allison Randolph ...), the "vain mother who doesn't care" (Corrine Dollanganger, Jillian Tatterton, Laura Sue Cutler, Haille Logan, Megan Hudson ...) and the "perverted old men" (Tony Tatterton, Octavius Tate, etc).

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* Stock characters are pretty much the same across several of Creator/VCAndrews's series. The heroines, their love interests and their children seem to follow the same kind of mold, with a few deviations. So do the "evil grandmother" figures (Olivia Foxworth, ([[Literature/DollangangerSeries Olivia Logan, Foxworth]], [[Literature/LoganSeries Olivia Logan]], [[Literature/CutlerSeries Lillian Cutler ...Cutler]] ...), the "jealous sister" figures (Vera Whitefern, ([[Literature/MySweetAudrina Vera Whitefern]], [[Literature/TheCasteelSeries Fanny Casteel, Casteel]], [[Literature/CutlerSeries Clara Sue Cutler, Cutler]], [[Literature/HudsonSeries Allison Randolph ...Randolph]] ...), the "vain mother who doesn't care" (Corrine Dollanganger, ([[Literature/DollangangerSeries Corrine Dollanganger]], [[Literature/TheCasteelSeries Jillian Tatterton, Tatterton]], [[Literature/CutlerSeries Laura Sue Cutler, Cutler]], [[Literature/LoganSeries Haille Logan, Logan]], [[Literature/HudsonSeries Megan Hudson ...Hudson]] ...) and the "perverted old men" (Tony Tatterton, ([[Literature/TheCasteelSeries Tony Tatterton]], [[Literature/LandrySeries Octavius Tate, Tate]], etc).
12th Jul '16 10:01:55 PM Adept
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* Captain Arthur Hastings from Creator/AgathaChristie's Literature/HerculePoirot series is obviously based on [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Dr John Watson]]. Both serve as the FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator to their GreatDetective companions, both were British officers who retired from military life due to an injury, both have exceedingly transparent countenances and thus cannot be trusted with discretion, both are weak to the female charms, both are highly imaginative and cannot properly connect the dots when they find clues to the mysteries.

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* Captain Arthur Hastings from Creator/AgathaChristie's Literature/HerculePoirot series is obviously based on [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Dr John Watson]]. Both serve as the FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator to their GreatDetective companions, both were British officers who retired from had military life due to an injury, backgrounds and got injured at some point, both have exceedingly transparent countenances and thus cannot be trusted with discretion, both are weak to the female charms, both are highly imaginative and cannot properly connect the dots when they find clues to the mysteries.
12th Jul '16 5:56:59 PM Adept
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* Literature/CiaphasCain is an expy of Literature/{{Flashman}}, with shades of Series/{{Blackadder}}. His sidekick Jurgen is an expy of Literature/McAuslan with shades of [[Series/{{Blackadder}} Baldrick]].
12th Jul '16 5:56:01 PM Adept
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12th Jul '16 5:55:57 PM Adept
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* Captain Arthur Hastings from Creator/AgathaChristie's Literature/HerculePoirot series is obviously based on [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Dr John Watson]]. Both serve as the FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator to their GreatDetective companions, both were British officers who retired from military life due to an injury, both have exceedingly transparent countenances and thus cannot be trusted with discretion, both are weak to the female charms, both are highly imaginative and cannot properly connect the dots when they find clues to the mysteries.



* The characters in ProjectItoh's ''Harmony'' are GenderFlip versions of characters from ''MetalGearSolid 4'', the novelisation of which he was writing at the time. Notably, Miach is Liquid Ocelot as a Japanese schoolgirl.

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* The characters in ProjectItoh's ''Harmony'' are GenderFlip versions of characters from ''MetalGearSolid ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 4'', the novelisation of which he was writing at the time. Notably, Miach is Liquid Ocelot as a Japanese schoolgirl.
17th Jun '16 12:23:59 AM PaulA
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* Creator/OscarWilde did this - the briefly-mentioned Baron von Arnheim (aristocratic, art-loving, corrupt, heavily implied to be gay) in ''An Ideal Husband'' is an obvious expy of the (ditto all of the above) Lord Henry in ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''. Lord Illingworth from ''A Woman of No Importance'' differs from the other two only in being slightly less evil and slightly more attracted to women.

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* Creator/OscarWilde did this - the briefly-mentioned Baron von Arnheim (aristocratic, art-loving, corrupt, heavily implied to be gay) in ''An Ideal Husband'' ''Theatre/AnIdealHusband'' is an obvious expy of the (ditto all of the above) Lord Henry in ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''. Lord Illingworth from ''A Woman of No Importance'' differs from the other two only in being slightly less evil and slightly more attracted to women.
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]].
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