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4th Dec '16 5:52:41 PM kresnik
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*** Shademan.EXE -> Hyde/Dark Phantom
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*** Chaud/[=ProtoMan.EXE=] + Bass.EXE -> Solo/Rogue

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*** Chaud/[=ProtoMan.EXE=] + Chaud -> A.C. Eos (Ace)
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Bass.EXE -> Solo/RogueSolo/Rogue
*** Pharaohman.EXE -> Apollo Flame
*** Serenade.EXE -> Sirius
10th Nov '16 7:55:47 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'''s Teddie, who was designed as a DeconReconSwitch of the classic Japanese children's character Anime/{{Doraemon}}.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'''s Teddie, Teddie who was designed as a DeconReconSwitch of the classic Japanese children's character Anime/{{Doraemon}}.Anime/{{Doraemon}}. Much like the blue cat mascot who provides useful tools to the main character but barely resembles a cat, Teddie is a blue bear mascot who provides the tools the protagonists need to navigate and leave the TV world.
10th Nov '16 7:50:12 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'''s Sojiro Sakura is based on Daisuke Jigen, a {{picaresque}} thief from the Japanese ''Franchise/LupinIII'' franchise that Atlus noted as one of their inspirations for ''Persona 5''. This includes Sojiro sporting Daisuke's distinctive beard, haircut and nose, as well as wearing a trilby hat in his casual outfit reminiscent of Jigen's iconic fedora.
6th Nov '16 5:06:27 PM Terrible_Cage
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** The RecurringBoss Big Fuzz looks like a gigantic [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Terminator skeleton]], and the two androids that are fought before him in ''Alien Wars'' look like normal sized ones.

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** The RecurringBoss Big Fuzz looks like a gigantic [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Terminator skeleton]], and the two androids that are fought before him in ''Alien Wars'' look like normal sized ones. The three, however, are actually expies of the Snatchers from ''VideoGame/{{Snatcher}}'', made specifically more apparent in the name of their debut stage being "Neo Kobe", the setting of ''Snatcher''.
6th Nov '16 1:59:08 AM X2X
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* There is quite a lot of expies in the {{VideoGame/Contra}} series:
** 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''.
*** Emperor Devil Gava has also some similarities with the [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Xenomorph Queen from the Alien franchise]], especialy in his first apperance in ''Super Contra''. Compare [[http://www.klustr.net/contra/images/articles/gyaba_1.png Gava's head from Super Contra]], and that [[http://www.thebeerdrifter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Alien-Queen.png of the Queen]]. Both give birth to the other aliens, and are their leaders.
*** In Contra [=ReBirth=], Gava has mandibles, that make him look a bit like a [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator Predalien.]]
** The Aliens are in series, generally are based on those from the Alien movies. In The Final level of the original game, there is Devil Dragon Emperor Java(the big Xenomorph-like head), and Facehuggers. In ''Super C'' and ''Alien Wars'', there are enemies, that look like adult Xenomorphs, not to mention the Metal Alien, who looks like a winged one.
** The Waterfall Boss from the Jungle Stage in ''Contra: Hard Corps'' looks like a [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Space Jockey]].[[spoiler: [[{{Film/Prometheus}} Well, at least one in their biomechanical]] PowerArmor.]]
** [[spoiler: The Moirai]] in ''Shattered Soldier'' have a similar role to the Engineers/Space Jockeys, [[spoiler: both being very advanced species, who created the alien enemies in series.]]

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* There is are quite a lot of expies in the {{VideoGame/Contra}} ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' series:
** 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.]]'' ''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''.
*** Emperor Devil Gava has also some similarities with the [[{{Franchise/Alien}} [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph Queen from the Alien franchise]], especialy especially in his first apperance in ''Super Contra''.Contra'' debut. Compare [[http://www.klustr.net/contra/images/articles/gyaba_1.png Gava's head head]] from Super Contra]], ''Super Contra'', and that [[http://www.thebeerdrifter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Alien-Queen.png that of the Queen]]. Queen/]] Both give birth to the other aliens, and are their leaders.
*** In Contra [=ReBirth=], ''Contra [=ReBirth=]'', Gava has mandibles, that make him look a bit like a [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator Predalien.]]
Predalien]].
** The Aliens are in series, generally are based on those from the Alien ''Alien'' movies. In The Final level of the original game, there is Devil Dragon Emperor Java(the big Xenomorph-like head), and Facehuggers. In ''Super C'' and ''Alien Wars'', there are enemies, that look like adult Xenomorphs, not to mention the Metal Alien, who looks like a winged one.
** The Waterfall Boss from the Jungle Stage in ''Contra: Hard Corps'' looks like a [[{{Franchise/Alien}} [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Space Jockey]].[[spoiler: [[{{Film/Prometheus}} Jockey]]. [[spoiler:[[Film/{{Prometheus}} Well, at least one in their biomechanical]] PowerArmor.]]
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Moirai]] in ''Shattered Soldier'' have a similar role to the Engineers/Space Jockeys, [[spoiler: both [[spoiler:both being very advanced species, who created the alien enemies in series.]]series]].



** In ''[=ReBirth=],'' the Contra commander looks like Che Guevara, and Brownie the RobotGirl looks suspiciously like Drossel Von Flugel from ''{{Anime/Fireball}}''.

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** In ''[=ReBirth=],'' the Contra commander looks like Che Guevara, and Brownie the RobotGirl looks suspiciously like Drossel Von Flugel from ''{{Anime/Fireball}}''.''Anime/{{Fireball}}''.



** A pretty weird example from Contra: Hard Corps, were there is an expy of an attack, rather than a character. [[spoiler: The first form of]] Colonel Bahamut [[spoiler: after fusing with Alien Cell]] uses an attack that is pretty much the [[Franchise/DragonBall Continuous Energy Bullets attack]] from ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. His second form [[spoiler: after he loses control over the Alien Cell]] looks like Slave Beast Taka, A.K.A The Giant Turle boss from Alien Wars and Shattered Soldier.
** The fight against The[[spoiler: Relic of Moirai fused with the Triumvirate]] from Shattered Soldier is oddly enough, an expy of the multi-fazed boss fight against Colonel Bahamut. And their first form resembles [[Franchise/DragonBall Super Buu, again from ''Dragon Ball Z'']].
** Genbei “Jaguar” Yagyu, is obviously based on the historical Samurai Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi.
** In ''Contra [=ReBirth=]'', Rocket Ninja Sasaki, looks very much like a {{Franchise/Predator}}, or a [[Franchise/MortalKombat Lin Kuei Cyborg Ninja]].
** The RecurringBoss "Big Fuzz", looks like a gigantic [[{{Franchise/Terminator}} Terminator skeleton]], and the two androids that are fought before him in ''Alien Wars'', look like normal sized ones.
** HardCorpsUprising, being a Contra game by Creator/ArcSystemWorks, has a lot of expies from thier earlier works, other Contra games, and other franchises:
*** {{Expy}}: Sayuri = [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Baiken]].
*** Bahamut = Sol Badguy, or Bill Rizer.
*** More like a gun-toting [[VideoGame/StarGladiator Hayato Kanzaki]].
*** Also an expy of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
*** Krystal = Millia Rage, or Brownie/Tsugu-Min.
*** She's actualy more similar to [[{{Franchise/METROID}} Samus Aran]], at least in looks, and her gun is based on her [[PoweredArmor Power Suit]]. Krystal even has an alternate color scheme, were she looks exacly like [[MetroidZeroMission Zero]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Suit Samus]].
*** Harley = Potemkin + Johnny.
*** He also seems to designed as a fully human version of Brad Fang, from Contra: Hard Corps.
*** Leviathan = Ky Kiske + Chipp Zanuff + Lance Bean.
*** He also resembles Deadeye Joe, from the original Contra: Hard Corps. Both have lower parts of their faces obscured by their masks, both are chased by the player, both have NobleDemon tendencies, and both fight against the player character, personally, and inside a {{Mecha}}.
*** He's quite similar to [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Jin Kisaragi]] too. Both are sometimes at least a bit [[AxeCrazy crazy]], had a deep bond with one of the characters, that was broken(Ragna/Bahamut), and consider themselves kind-off the good guy, at least in the begining, despite being on the definitely wrong side of the conflict. Their faces and hair are also definitely similar.
*** He is also an equivalent of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Lance Bean]], who was Bill Rizer's former friend in the old ''Contra'' titles, and now enemy in ''Shattered Soldier''. Both have accused their former friend (Bill/Bahamut) for the atrocities they have done [[spoiler:(Bill has accidentally wiped out 80% of human population and nearly killed Lance. Bahamut has betrayed Leviathan and the Commonwealth Empire.)]] before becoming enemies.
*** Tiberius = [[VideoGame/MegaManX Colonel]], or Master Contra of ''Neo Contra'' + Chief Salamander of ''Contra Rebirth''.
*** [[spoiler:Tiberius Augustus = Justice]].
*** He also resembles in this form, the first two stages of [[ResidentEvil2 G-Virus mutated William Birkin]], especialy with both sharing the overgrown one arm, with a pulsating, giant eye.
*** [[spoiler: Ironically, he also resembles the Triumvirate from ''Shattered Soldier'' if you count the Relic of Moirai overwhelming them.]]
*** [[spoiler:Tiberius Invictus = [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Chaos]] (or, if you prefer, Valentine from the final battle of ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture'', or Project C of ''Neo Contra'').]]
*** Some of the enemies too. There's one who resembles a Gigafly (from ''Contra III'', ''Shattered Soldier'' and ''Contra 4'') that tries to "kidnap" your character by taking them away to the top of the screen.
*** The Cerberus boss resembles Devil Emperor Gava, who [[RecurringBoss appears in other Contra titles]], but is much more mobile.
*** Both 573-Tigris and 573-Draconis (Kasuga series in the Japanese version) resemble the Magnus Tank series.
*** 573-Draconis from the end of stage 3, seems to be based on the blue battleship/submarine boss from the begining of the second stage in ''Contra: Shattered Soldier''. It also resembles the TIM Gunboat in ''Neo Contra''.
*** The Lux Corona resembles a combination of Rocket Ninja Sasaki (from ''Contra Rebirth'') and Great Awakening Robo Big Fuzz.
*** The transforming black robot from stage 6, looks, and behaves like a [[CompositeCharacter combination of]] Super Power Robot Yokozuna from ''Contra: Hard Corps/Shattered Soldier'', and the Heli-bot from the begining of stage 6 in ''Shattered Soldier''.

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** A pretty weird example from Contra: ''Contra: Hard Corps, Corps'', were there is an expy of an attack, rather than a character. [[spoiler: The first form of]] Colonel Bahamut [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after fusing with Alien Cell]] uses an attack that is pretty much the [[Franchise/DragonBall [[TheWorfBarrage Continuous Energy Bullets attack]] from ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. His second form [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after he loses control over the Alien Cell]] looks like Slave Beast Taka, A.K.A The Giant Turle Taka aka the giant turtle boss from Alien Wars ''Alien Wars'' and Shattered Soldier.
''Shattered Soldier''.
** The fight against The[[spoiler: Relic The [[spoiler:Relic of Moirai fused with the Triumvirate]] from Shattered Soldier ''Shattered Soldier'' is oddly enough, an expy of the multi-fazed boss fight against Colonel Bahamut. And their first form resembles [[Franchise/DragonBall Super Buu, again from ''Dragon Ball Z'']].
Z''.
** Genbei “Jaguar” "Jaguar" Yagyu, is obviously based on the historical Samurai Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi.
** In ''Contra [=ReBirth=]'', Rocket Ninja Sasaki, looks very much like a {{Franchise/Predator}}, Franchise/{{Predator}}, or a [[Franchise/MortalKombat Lin Kuei Cyborg Ninja]].
** The RecurringBoss "Big Fuzz", Big Fuzz looks like a gigantic [[{{Franchise/Terminator}} [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Terminator skeleton]], and the two androids that are fought before him in ''Alien Wars'', Wars'' look like normal sized ones.
** HardCorpsUprising, * ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'', being a Contra ''Contra'' game by Creator/ArcSystemWorks, has a lot ''a lot'' of expies of characters from thier their earlier works, other Contra ''Contra'' games, and other franchises:
*** {{Expy}}: ** Sayuri = [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Baiken]].
*** ** Bahamut = [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy, Badguy]] or Bill Rizer.
Rizer (which would also make him an expy of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, as noted above).
*** More like Alternatively, a gun-toting [[VideoGame/StarGladiator Hayato Kanzaki]].
*** Also an expy of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
*** Krystal =
** Krystal, while easily likened to [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Millia Rage, Rage]] or Brownie/Tsugu-Min.
*** She's actualy
Brownie/Tsugu-Min, actually shares more similar to [[{{Franchise/METROID}} Samus Aran]], in common, at least in terms of looks, and her with [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]]. Her gun is based on her the ArmCannon of Samus's [[PoweredArmor Power Suit]]. Suit]] and Krystal even has an alternate color scheme, were scheme where she looks exacly exactly like [[MetroidZeroMission [[VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission Zero]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Suit Samus]].
*** ** Harley = [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Potemkin + Johnny.
Johnny]].
*** He also seems to have been designed as a fully human version of Brad Fang, Fang from Contra: ''Contra: Hard Corps.
***
Corps''.
**
Leviathan = [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Ky Kiske + Chipp Zanuff + Zanuff]].
*** He is also an equivalent of [[WellIntentionedExtremist
Lance Bean.
Bean]], who was Bill Rizer's former friend in the old ''Contra'' titles and an enemy in ''Shattered Soldier''. Both have accused their former friend (Bill/Bahamut) for the atrocities they have done [[spoiler:(Bill accidentally wiped out 80% of human population and nearly killed Lance, Bahamut betrayed Leviathan and the Commonwealth Empire)]] before becoming enemies.
*** He also resembles Deadeye Joe, Joe from the original Contra: Hard Corps. ''Hard Corps''. Both have lower parts of their faces obscured by their masks, both are chased by the player, both have NobleDemon tendencies, and both fight against the player character, personally, both personally and from inside of a {{Mecha}}.
{{Mecha}}.
*** He's quite similar to [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Jin Kisaragi]] Kisaragi]], too. Both are sometimes at least a bit [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy crazy]], had a deep bond with one of the characters, characters (Ragna/Bahamut) that was broken(Ragna/Bahamut), broken, and consider themselves kind-off the good guy, at least in the begining, beginning, despite being on the definitely wrong side of the conflict. Their faces and hair are also definitely similar.
*** He is also an equivalent of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Lance Bean]], who was Bill Rizer's former friend in the old ''Contra'' titles, and now enemy in ''Shattered Soldier''. Both have accused their former friend (Bill/Bahamut) for the atrocities they have done [[spoiler:(Bill has accidentally wiped out 80% of human population and nearly killed Lance. Bahamut has betrayed Leviathan and the Commonwealth Empire.)]] before becoming enemies.
***
** Tiberius = [[VideoGame/MegaManX Colonel]], [[VideoGame/MegaManX4 Colonel]] or Master Contra of ''Neo Contra'' + Chief Salamander of ''Contra Rebirth''.
***
[=ReBirth=]''.
**
[[spoiler:Tiberius Augustus = Justice]].
[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Justice]].]]
*** He [[spoiler:In this form, he also resembles in this form, the first two stages of [[ResidentEvil2 [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 G-Virus mutated William Birkin]], especialy with both sharing the overgrown one arm, complete with a pulsating, giant eye.
*** [[spoiler: Ironically, he also resembles the Triumvirate from ''Shattered Soldier'' if you count the Relic of Moirai overwhelming them.
eye.]]
*** [[spoiler:Tiberius Invictus = [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Chaos]] (or, [[spoiler:Ironically, he also resembles the Triumvirate from ''Shattered Soldier'' if you prefer, Valentine from count the final battle Relic of ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture'', or Project C of ''Neo Contra'').Moirai overwhelming them.]]
*** ** [[spoiler:Tiberius Invictus = [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Chaos]]. Other alternatives include Valentine from the final battle of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear 2: Overture'' or Project C of ''Neo Contra''.]]
**
Some of the enemies too. are not free of this either. There's one who resembles resembling a Gigafly (from ''Contra III'', ''Shattered Soldier'' and ''Contra 4'') that tries to "kidnap" your character by taking them away to the top of the screen.
*** ** The Cerberus boss resembles Devil Emperor Gava, who [[RecurringBoss appears in other Contra other]] ''[[RecurringBoss Contra]]'' [[RecurringBoss titles]], but is much more mobile.
*** ** Both 573-Tigris and 573-Draconis (Kasuga series in the Japanese version) resemble the Magnus Tank series.
*** ** 573-Draconis from the end of stage Stage 3, seems to be based on the blue battleship/submarine boss from the begining beginning of the second stage in ''Contra: Shattered Soldier''. It also resembles the TIM Gunboat in ''Neo Contra''.
*** ** The Lux Corona resembles a combination of Rocket Ninja Sasaki (from ''Contra Rebirth'') [=ReBirth=]'') and Great Awakening Robo Big Fuzz.
*** ** The transforming black robot from stage 6, Stage 6 looks, and behaves like like, a [[CompositeCharacter combination of]] Super Power Robot Yokozuna from ''Contra: Hard Corps/Shattered Soldier'', Soldier'' and the Heli-bot from the begining beginning of stage Stage 6 in ''Shattered Soldier''.



* Within its own universe, ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' has several expies
** Several of the Mavericks from X1 could be considered expies of the Mega Man 1 Robot Masters
*** Cutman -> Boomer Kuwanger
*** Gutsman -> Armored Armadillo
*** Iceman -> Chill Penguin
*** Fireman -> Flame Mammoth
*** Elecman -> Spark Mandrill
** In the same vein, The new Robot Masters from Mega Man and Bass could be considered expies of the Robot Masters from the first game
*** Iceman -> Coldman
*** Fireman -> Burnerman
*** Gutsman -> Groundman
*** Elecman -> Dynamoman
*** Bombman -> Pirateman
*** Cutman -> Magicman
* Many characters in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' are expies of ones from ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork''.
** Lan -> Geo Stelar
** Dex -> Bud Bison
** Mayl -> Sonia Strumm
** Yai -> Luna Platz
** Chaud / [=ProtoMan=] + Bass -> Solo / Rogue
* 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''.
** Kojima also later exported a {{Race Lift}}ed Benson Cunningham from ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' to''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps''.

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* Within its own universe, ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' Beyond the fact that the premise of the the [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Classic]] series (and preliminary designs for VideoGame/MegaManX) were inspired heavily by ''Anime/NeoHumanCasshern'' (Mega Man and Rush are practically Casshern and Friender), ''Franchise/MegaMan'' has several expies
expies [[FountainOfExpies within its own universe]]:
** Several of the Mavericks from X1 ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX1 X1]]'' could be considered expies of the Mega Man 1 ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' Robot Masters
Masters:
*** Cutman Cut Man -> Boomer Kuwanger
*** Gutsman Guts Man -> Armored Armadillo
*** Iceman Ice Man -> Chill Penguin
*** Fireman Fire Man -> Flame Mammoth
*** Elecman Elec Man -> Spark Mandrill
** In the same vein, The new the King Number Robot Masters from Mega Man and Bass ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'' could be considered expies of the Robot Masters from the first game
game:
*** Iceman Ice Man -> Coldman
Cold Man
*** Fireman Fire Man -> Burnerman
Burner Man
*** Gutsman Guts Man -> Groundman
Ground Man
*** Elecman Elec Man -> Dynamoman
Dynamo Man
*** Bombman Bomb Man -> Pirateman
Pirate Man
*** Cutman Cut Man -> Magicman
* Many characters
Magic Man
** In-universe, Guts Man seems to be a recurrent template for bosses
in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' are expies of ones from ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork''.
** Lan -> Geo Stelar
** Dex -> Bud Bison
** Mayl -> Sonia Strumm
** Yai -> Luna Platz
** Chaud / [=ProtoMan=] + Bass -> Solo / Rogue
* HideoKojima created ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'''s Meryl Silverburgh as an {{Expy}}
subsequent games, with one of the Meryl Silverburgh most obvious examples being [[VideoGame/MegaMan9 Concrete Man]].
** Slash Man of ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' owes his design to [[VideoGame/MegaManV Pluto of the Stardroids]].
** [[VideoGame/MegaMan9 Tornado Man and Splash Woman]] are, respectively, [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Sage Harpuia and Fairy Leviathan]].
** [[VideoGame/MegaManZX Giro]] is [[VideoGame/MegaManX Ze]][[VideoGame/MegaManZero ro]]. Besides possessing [[LegacyCharacter Model Z]] (which may or may not be Zero's SoulJar), this similarity is explicitly remarked upon in-series; Prairie, the leader of the Guardians, is heavily implied to be [[spoiler:an older Alouette
from his earlier game ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', who in turn was created as an Expy[=/=]DistaffCounterpart the ''Zero'' tetralogy--right down to [[Creator/RyoHirohashi sharing her voice actress]]--]]and is suggested to nurse feelings for Giro [[LovingAShadow because of Solid Snake from his even ''earlier'' game ''VideoGame/MetalGear''.how much]] [[YouRemindMeOfX he reminds her of someone she once knew]] (i.e. Zero).
** Many characters in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' are expies of ones from ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork''. Fitting, considering that these series are set in an AlternateUniverse compared to the others.
*** Lan -> Geo Stelar
*** Dex -> Bud Bison
*** Mayl -> Sonia Strumm
*** Yai -> Luna Platz
*** Chaud/[=ProtoMan.EXE=] + Bass.EXE -> Solo/Rogue
* 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''.
** Kojima also later exported a {{Race Lift}}ed Benson Cunningham from ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' to''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps''.to ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps''.



* Drebin from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' to the Smuggler from ''VideoGame/DeusEx''. Both are shades-wearing black men who do questionably legal defeating of biometrics. They even have the same voice actor.
* Most of boss cast of ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' are direct stand-ins for FOX-HOUND from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. Slasher Hawk is an Aboriginal shaman with a bird association, to go with Vulcan Raven the Athapaskan shaman; Marionette Owl, with his madness and kinky serial killer routine, is a take on Psycho Mantis; Black Arts Viper is vengeance-crazed and TheRival like Liquid Snake; and Sophia N'Dram is a tragic, sexy war-oppressed woman with a gentle side and heavy guns like Sniper Wolf. Pyro Bison doesn't really fit anywhere, though.
* ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'', being made by Franchise/MegaMan creator Creator/KeijiInafune sans the actual rights to the series, has Mega Man and Roll being substituted with heroes Beck and Call.

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* Drebin from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' to the Smuggler from ''VideoGame/DeusEx''. Both are shades-wearing black men who do questionably legal defeating of biometrics. They even have [[Creator/KharyPayton the same voice actor.
actor]].
* Most of boss cast of ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' are direct stand-ins for FOX-HOUND FOXHOUND from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. Slasher Hawk is an Aboriginal shaman with a bird association, to go with Vulcan Raven the Athapaskan shaman; Marionette Owl, with his madness and kinky serial killer routine, is a take on Psycho Mantis; Black Arts Viper is vengeance-crazed and TheRival like Liquid Snake; and Sophia N'Dram is a tragic, sexy war-oppressed woman with a gentle side and heavy guns like Sniper Wolf. Pyro Bison doesn't really fit anywhere, though.
* ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'', being made by Franchise/MegaMan ''Franchise/MegaMan'' creator Creator/KeijiInafune sans the actual rights to the series, has Mega Man and Roll being substituted with heroes Beck and Call.Call. Dr. White is essentially a YoungerAndHipper Dr. Light (though the MissionControl aspects of the character are given to Dr. Sanda), Dr. Blackwell is Dr. Wily, most of the Mighty Numbers are based off various Robot Masters (for example, No. 7/Brandish is Proto Man mixed in with Cut Man and No. 4/Seismic is Guts Man; notably, No. 6/Aviator draws inspiration from [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork GyroMan.EXE]]), [[spoiler:Trinity's first form]] uses the attack patterns of the Yellow Devil, and [[spoiler:Ray]] is [[spoiler:a gender-flipped fusion of [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero]] and Bass/Bass.EXE]].
4th Nov '16 5:14:37 PM ashlay
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** Teddie's [[spoiler: human form]] on the other hand is an Expy of [[spoiler: Ryoji Mochizuki]] from {{Persona 3}}, in personality, personal struggle and partially their eventual role in the story. The biggest difference, however, is that the former manages to avert falling victim to the same fate the later fell to by the end of the game - but just barely.
** Rise Kujikawa of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is an expy of Lisa Silverman from {{Persona 2}} in everything expect the later's love for Kung Fu (which went to Chie Satonaka instead). They even share the same default Arcana (Lovers) and early concept art of Rise looks like Lisa with a slightly more Asian look. It also helps that their names sound very similar in Japanese (Rise VS Risa).
** And then there's Yosuke Hanamura (''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''), who starts out as a complete expy of Junpei Iori (''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'') to the point that they even have some of the same lines early in the game. (The Artbook has the designer admit that he intentionally designed Yosuke to look more youthful than Junpei because he got annoyed with how much the rest of development team was treating him as essentially "Junpei 2.0".) However, as both of them eventually come into their own in different ways, Yosuke being a complete Expy is ultimately averted.
14th Oct '16 2:34:51 PM nombretomado
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* Nearly all the agents in ''EliteBeatAgents'' were designed to be westernized versions of their Japanese counterparts in ''Ouendan''.

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* Nearly all the agents in ''EliteBeatAgents'' ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' were designed to be westernized versions of their Japanese counterparts in ''Ouendan''.
7th Oct '16 3:29:40 PM PrincessGwen
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* Within it's own universe, ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' has several expies

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* Within it's its own universe, ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' has several expies
2nd Oct '16 7:34:55 PM nombretomado
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** [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Persoenlichkeit]] -> [[spoiler:[[EndlessFrontier Wahrschein Lichkeit]]]]

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** [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Persoenlichkeit]] -> [[spoiler:[[EndlessFrontier [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier Wahrschein Lichkeit]]]]
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