History Expy / VideoGames

18th Oct '17 8:35:00 AM 32_Footsteps
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* While their personalities are distinct, Sion of ''VideoGame/TheBouncer'' saw his design (down to the style and preferred colors on their clothes) almost completely recycled for Sora in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. In particular, the excess [[ChainedByFashion chains]] and [[{{Zipperific}} zippers]] are shared by both characters. [[spoiler: Heightened in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' - Xion (whose name in Japanese, Shion, is shared with Sion) is an element of Sora that is ultimately absorbed back into him.]]
13th Oct '17 1:18:58 PM comicwriter
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* ''VideoGame/FatalFury'': Rock Howard's moveset in SuperMode is based on Kaede from ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade''.

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Rock Howard's moveset in SuperMode is based on Kaede from ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade''.''VideoGame/TheLastBlade''.
** Axel Hawk is based on George Foreman.
** Blue Mary is based on [[Franchise/DragonBallZ Android 18]], though the resemblance lessened as time went on.
30th Sep '17 6:25:39 PM nombretomado
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* Each of the Dickens sleuths in ''VideoGame/GuiltyParty'' draws direct inspiration from another famous detective character. Dorian "The Commodore" Dickens is Sherlock Holmes, with his vaguely British accent and deerstalker cap. Max Dickens is [[TheMalteseFalcon Sam Spade]], with his fedora and trenchcoat. His sister Phoebe, with her FBI badge and habit of being the [[OnlySaneMan only sane one]], is Agent Scully of ''Series/TheXFiles''. Her son Rudy "Kid Riddles" Dickens, the overenthusiastic child detective, is EncyclopediaBrown. On the Dickens-Johnson side of the family, Dorian's sister Charlotte Dickens is a [[LittleOldLadyInvestigates investigative little old lady]] in the mold of Literature/MissMarple. Her husband, Butch Johnson, is a tall, imposing man in the mold of Film/{{Shaft}} (daaaamn right). And their adoptive daughter Ling Ling Dickens-Johnson is a smart, analytical teenaged girl in the mold of NancyDrew.

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* Each of the Dickens sleuths in ''VideoGame/GuiltyParty'' draws direct inspiration from another famous detective character. Dorian "The Commodore" Dickens is Sherlock Holmes, with his vaguely British accent and deerstalker cap. Max Dickens is [[TheMalteseFalcon Sam Spade]], with his fedora and trenchcoat. His sister Phoebe, with her FBI badge and habit of being the [[OnlySaneMan only sane one]], is Agent Scully of ''Series/TheXFiles''. Her son Rudy "Kid Riddles" Dickens, the overenthusiastic child detective, is EncyclopediaBrown.Literature/EncyclopediaBrown. On the Dickens-Johnson side of the family, Dorian's sister Charlotte Dickens is a [[LittleOldLadyInvestigates investigative little old lady]] in the mold of Literature/MissMarple. Her husband, Butch Johnson, is a tall, imposing man in the mold of Film/{{Shaft}} (daaaamn right). And their adoptive daughter Ling Ling Dickens-Johnson is a smart, analytical teenaged girl in the mold of NancyDrew.
26th Sep '17 5:59:59 PM X2X
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Hmm...do any of these video game characters (or pixels) [[{{Expy}} look familiar to you]]?

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Hmm...do Do any of these video game characters (or pixels) [[{{Expy}} look familiar to you]]?
26th Sep '17 5:59:35 PM X2X
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* Many of the elements in ''[[VideoGame/LauraBow The Colonel's Bequest]]'' are Expies of the setting, characters and even murder implements from the board game ''TableTop/{{Clue}}''. The video game as a whole is an unofficial adaptation of the board game.
* The titular character of Franchise/CrashBandicoot. A SeldomSeenSpecies of Australian marsupial who performs tornado spins to break everything in his path. Wait, were we talking about [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Taz]] or Crash?

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* Many of the elements in ''[[VideoGame/LauraBow The Colonel's Bequest]]'' are Expies expies of the setting, characters and even murder implements from the board game ''TableTop/{{Clue}}''. The video game as a whole is an unofficial adaptation of the board game.
* The titular character of Franchise/CrashBandicoot.''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''. A SeldomSeenSpecies of Australian marsupial who performs tornado spins to break everything in his path. Wait, were we talking about [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Taz]] or Crash?



** The final boss in the arcade version of ''Super Contra'', Emperor Devil Gava(A.K.A. The Red Falcon), is based on Mad Emperor Asmodeus, the final boss of another Konami arcade game, ''[[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/c/bats.htm Battlantis.]]'' ''Battlantis'' was directed by Hideyuki Tsujimoto, who was co-programmer in the original arcade version of ''Contra'' and later directed ''Super Contra'', as well as ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders'' and ''VideoGame/MysticWarriors''.

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** The final boss in the arcade version of ''Super Contra'', Emperor Devil Gava(A.K.A. Gava (aka The Red Falcon), is based on Mad Emperor Asmodeus, the final boss of another Konami arcade game, ''[[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/c/bats.htm Battlantis.]]'' ''Battlantis'' was directed by Hideyuki Tsujimoto, who was co-programmer in the original arcade version of ''Contra'' and later directed ''Super Contra'', as well as ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders'' and ''VideoGame/MysticWarriors''.



* The ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' series is full with monsters from Creator/HPLovecraft and TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons:
** Dungeons & Dragons: Mind Flayer (DmS, BB), Nightwalker (DmS), Mimic (DS1-3) Grick (DS1), Bulezau demon (DS1), Ekolid demon (DmS), Lemure devil (DS1), Myconids (DS1), Aboleth (BB)
** Lovecraft: Gug (BB), Mi-Go (BB), Nightgaunt (DS1)

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* The ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' series is full with monsters from Creator/HPLovecraft and TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons:
''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Dungeons ''Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons'': Mind Flayer (DmS, BB), (''[[VideoGame/DemonsSouls DmS]]'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} BB]]''), Nightwalker (DmS), (''[=DmS=]''), Mimic (DS1-3) (''[[VideoGame/DarkSoulsI DS1]]''[[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII -]]''[[VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII 3]]'') Grick (DS1), (''[=DS1=]''), Bulezau demon (DS1), (''[=DS1=]''), Ekolid demon (DmS), (''[=DmS=]''), Lemure devil (DS1), (''[=DS1=]''), Myconids (DS1), (''[=DS1=]''), Aboleth (BB)
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** Lovecraft: Gug (BB), (''BB''), Mi-Go (BB), (''BB''), Nightgaunt (DS1)(''[=DS1=]'')



* ''VideoGame/DeadIslandRiptide'' introduces us to Australian sailor John Morgan. Here's a [[http://images.wikia.com/x-men/images/3/30/Wolverine-marvel-huge-jackman.jpg photo]] of [[{{Wolverine}} who he looks like]] and how [[http://www.gamerassaultweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/wmplayer-2013-04-22-15-26-45-31.jpg he actually appears in game.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DeadIslandRiptide'' introduces us to Australian sailor John Morgan. Here's a [[http://images.wikia.com/x-men/images/3/30/Wolverine-marvel-huge-jackman.jpg photo]] of [[{{Wolverine}} [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} who he looks like]] and how [[http://www.gamerassaultweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/wmplayer-2013-04-22-15-26-45-31.jpg he actually appears in game.]]



* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'': Axl Low is quite obviously based a lot on Axl ''Rose'', the vocalist for Music/GunsNRoses, but being a goofy and humourous British time traveller, there's also a lot of [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] in him. [[spoiler:With the TomatoInTheMirror in ''Xrd: Revelator'' that he's a magical time being as well, he's even closer.]]

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* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'': Axl Low is quite obviously based a lot on Axl ''Rose'', the vocalist for Music/GunsNRoses, but being a goofy and humourous British time traveller, there's also a lot of [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] in him. [[spoiler:With the TomatoInTheMirror in ''Xrd: Revelator'' ''Xrd -REVELATOR-'' that he's a magical time being as well, he's even closer.]]



* The main character of [[VideoGame/OneThousandAndOneSpikes 1001 Spikes]], Aban, is pretty much Franchise/IndianaJones with anger and daddy issues. Also, one of alternate-colour sprites bears an uncanny resemblance to [[VideoGame/LaMulana Lemeza Kosugi.]]

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* The main character of [[VideoGame/OneThousandAndOneSpikes ''[[VideoGame/OneThousandAndOneSpikes 1001 Spikes]], Spikes]]'', Aban, is pretty much Franchise/IndianaJones with anger and daddy issues. Also, one One of alternate-colour his alternate colour sprites also bears an uncanny resemblance to [[VideoGame/LaMulana Lemeza Kosugi.]]Kosugi]].



* In ''VideoGame/BloodstainedRitualOfTheNight'', Gebel is basically one of ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'''s {{Dracula}}, as he was once a normal human who has since become a HumanoidAbomination and created a castle infested with demons. Miriam is one of Shanoa from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia Order Of Ecclesia]]'' due to her magic powers, amnesia and an outfit that reveals her back, or rather the design on her back.

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* In ''VideoGame/BloodstainedRitualOfTheNight'', Gebel is basically one of ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'''s {{Dracula}}, as he was once a normal human who has since become a HumanoidAbomination and created a castle infested with demons. Miriam is one of Shanoa from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia Order Of of Ecclesia]]'' due to her magic powers, amnesia and an outfit that reveals her back, or rather the design on her back.
4th Sep '17 7:30:10 PM PaulA
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* The ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' series is full with monsters from HPLovecraft and TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons:

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* The ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' series is full with monsters from HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft and TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons:
28th Aug '17 10:13:42 AM CosmicFerret
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* Creator/HideoKojima created ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'''s Meryl Silverburgh as an {{Expy}} of the Meryl Silverburgh from his earlier game ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', who in turn was created as an Expy[=/=]DistaffCounterpart of Solid Snake from his even ''earlier'' game ''VideoGame/MetalGear''.

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* Creator/HideoKojima created ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'''s Meryl Silverburgh as an {{Expy}} of the Meryl Silverburgh from his earlier game ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', who in turn was created as an Expy[=/=]DistaffCounterpart of Solid Snake from his even ''earlier'' game ''VideoGame/MetalGear''.''VideoGame/MetalGear1''.



** Wise Duck = Various western-style mecha, such as MetalGear and the mechs from ''VideoGame/MechWarrior''

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** Wise Duck = Various western-style mecha, such as MetalGear VideoGame/MetalGear and the mechs from ''VideoGame/MechWarrior''
23rd Aug '17 6:29:18 PM kikiandlala
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* IOS games tend to make common use of expy and CaptainErsatz characters. Psyche from Greek mythology, was a beautiful princess in a tower that the god Eros fell in love with. In Com 2 Us's game Majestia, she's made into a fighter with a sword and shield and wearing an AbsoluteCleavage white robe. In other words, she's an expy of [[SoulCalibur SCIV's version of Sophitia]] but with red hair and no braid.
2nd Aug '17 1:30:00 AM Nitramy
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** ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' is no exception. As one of many examples, Minamoto no Raikou has a startling resemblance to [[BleachedUnderpants Suzuhara Misae from Zettai Junpaku Mahou Shoujo]] -- they have the same character designer: Honjou Raita.
19th Jun '17 9:14:10 PM comicwriter
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** Makoto is based on Akane Tendo, the female lead of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.
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