History Expy / WebComics

18th May '16 12:46:27 PM GlassRain
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* Every major character in ''{{Webcomic/Sire}}'' shares the basic story and abilities of their relevant Sire/Dam, though they are unique characters to themselves. So far characters descended from Literature/TheInvisibleMan, Literature/JeevesAndWooster, Literature/LesMiserables, Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera, Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde and [[SweeneyTodd The String of Pearls]] have appeared.

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* Every major character in ''{{Webcomic/Sire}}'' shares the basic story and abilities of their relevant Sire/Dam, though they are unique characters to themselves. So far characters descended from Literature/TheInvisibleMan, Literature/JeevesAndWooster, Literature/LesMiserables, Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera, Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde and [[SweeneyTodd The String of Pearls]] have appeared.appeared.
* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': Harold Duvase is one of Harry Potter. ([[BilingualBonus "Du Vase" is French for "of the Vase"]], or [[MeaningfulName "potter"]].)
7th Feb '16 1:36:39 PM Discar
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->''Well, yeah, the only reason'' we'' know there was some guy holding fire dude's leash is because my dad's basically [[Literature/HarryPotter Dumbledore]]''.
-->--'''Tedd''', Webcomic/ElGoonishShive

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->''Well, ->''"Well, yeah, the only reason'' we'' know there was some guy holding fire dude's leash is because my dad's basically [[Literature/HarryPotter Dumbledore]]''.
-->--'''Tedd''',
Dumbledore]]"''.
-->-- '''Tedd''',
Webcomic/ElGoonishShive
4th Jan '16 9:23:01 AM Nepeta
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** In Act 6, we meet the Alpha kids, [[spoiler: aka alternate universe counterparts of the original kid's guardians, ]] who share some similarities to the [[spoiler: dead ]]trolls. Jane Crocker shares many similarities to [[GenkiGirl Feferi]] [[spoiler: and is related to her by adoption]], Jake English has similarities to [[BoisterousBruiser Equius]] and mirrors Eridan in many ways, Roxy is an odd mix of [[PlayfulHacker Sollux]], [[TheAlcoholic Gamzee]], and [[CatGirl Nepeta]], and Dirk is Equius and Rose.

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** In Act 6, we meet the Alpha kids, [[spoiler: aka alternate universe counterparts of the original kid's guardians, ]] who share some similarities to the [[spoiler: dead ]]trolls. Jane Crocker shares many similarities to [[GenkiGirl Feferi]] [[spoiler: and is related to her by adoption]], Jake English has similarities to [[BoisterousBruiser Equius]] and mirrors Eridan in many ways, Roxy is an odd mix of [[PlayfulHacker Sollux]], [[TheAlcoholic Gamzee]], and seems to be based [[CatGirl Nepeta]], and Dirk is Equius Equius. [[spoiler: Their aspect and Rose.even their relationships tie into this. ]]
*** This isn't completely done without a callback to the fact that the session of the Alpha kids is [[spoiler: a doomed session, and mirrors the fact that the trolls the Alpha kids are based off, are all dead. The session of the Beta kids is the scratched one, and the fact that the patron trolls of the Beta kids (Vriska, Kanaya, Terezi and Karkat) are still alive.]]
10th Dec '15 9:50:48 AM SailorPtah
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* Miranda, Timothy, and Reseda from ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'' are AU versions of original characters from the author's earlier fancomic, ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow''. Ann Walker is a derivative of that comic's AU version of ''LittleOrphanAnnie''. Several readers have identified Stuart Cohen as resembling (a sinister AU version of) [[TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]].
5th Dec '15 4:33:42 PM YasminPerry
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25th Apr '15 3:00:15 PM MagBas
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* Doc Mars of ''Webcomic/HowToRaiseYourTeenageDragon'' appears to be one of Franchise/DocSavage.
25th Apr '15 2:55:28 PM NoLimit
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* Doc Mars of ''Webcomic/HowToRaiseYourTeenageDragon'' appears to be one of Franchise/DocSavage.
22nd Mar '15 9:09:49 AM TheUnsquished
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* It was explained by the author that N4-T3 (Nate) of ''BobAndGeorge'', the Yellow Demon that was converted into a good guy, was an Expy of a guy named Nate with similar glass that was going to be in the [[OrphanedSeries hand-drawn comic that was originally planned]].

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* It was explained by the author that N4-T3 (Nate) of ''BobAndGeorge'', ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', the Yellow Demon that was converted into a good guy, was an Expy of a guy named Nate with similar glass that was going to be in the [[OrphanedSeries hand-drawn comic that was originally planned]].



* Grace, of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', definitely has nothing in common with SquirrelGirl... [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-05-25 oops]]. On the other hand, "{{cat girl}}"-to-"[[PettingZooPeople squirrel]] girl" substitution doesn't leave many options anyway.

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* Grace, of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', definitely has nothing in common with SquirrelGirl...ComicBook/SquirrelGirl... [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-05-25 oops]]. On the other hand, "{{cat girl}}"-to-"[[PettingZooPeople squirrel]] girl" substitution doesn't leave many options anyway.



* Bro's rapping vetriloquist dummy Lil' Cal in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' shares a large number of traits with Franklin from ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', one of Hussie's favourite shows.

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* Bro's rapping vetriloquist ventriloquist dummy Lil' Cal in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' shares a large number of traits with Franklin from ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', one of Hussie's favourite shows.



** Given that Lord English, in both name and [[LordBritishPostulate properties]], is (at first unintentionally, but later [[AscendedFanon canonically]]) similar to [[NighInvulnerable Lord British]] of ''Main/{{Ultima}}'', it seems that his servant [[spoiler: [[MonsterClown Gamzee]]'s]] miraculous inability to die in all timelines, despite such extreme injuries as [[{{Determinator}} taking dozens of Caliborn's bullets in the chest]], makes him an expy of Chuckles.
* Lindesfarne from ''KevinAndKell'' fulfills a very similar role to that of Samantha from ''SafeHavens'': a kind, witty and intelligent scientist. Both were created by Bill Holbrook.
* ''TheLawOfPurple'' has several characters who are explicitly expies of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' characters: Lette, who is Seto Kaiba with boobs and a sense of humor, Juni, who is based on Alister, and Carli/y/eigh, who is Zigfried von Schroeder.

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** Given that Lord English, in both name and [[LordBritishPostulate properties]], is (at first unintentionally, but later [[AscendedFanon canonically]]) similar to [[NighInvulnerable Lord British]] of ''Main/{{Ultima}}'', ''VideoGame//{{Ultima}}'', it seems that his servant [[spoiler: [[MonsterClown Gamzee]]'s]] miraculous inability to die in all timelines, despite such extreme injuries as [[{{Determinator}} taking dozens of Caliborn's bullets in the chest]], makes him an expy of Chuckles.
* Lindesfarne from ''KevinAndKell'' ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' fulfills a very similar role to that of Samantha from ''SafeHavens'': ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'': a kind, witty and intelligent scientist. Both were created by Bill Holbrook.
* ''TheLawOfPurple'' ''Webcomic/TheLawOfPurple'' has several characters who are explicitly expies of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' characters: Lette, who is Seto Kaiba with boobs and a sense of humor, Juni, who is based on Alister, and Carli/y/eigh, who is Zigfried von Schroeder.



* The characters of MikeBookseller all work at a stand in for Barnes & Noble called Booksellers. Another bookstore (standing in for the now extinct Borders chain) appeared in the comic by the name of Booktraders.

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* The characters of MikeBookseller ''Webcomic/MikeBookseller'' all work at a stand in for Barnes & Noble called Booksellers. Another bookstore (standing in for the now extinct Borders chain) appeared in the comic by the name of Booktraders.
13th Oct '14 6:26:13 PM Opheliac
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** In Act 6, we meet the Alpha kids, [[spoiler: aka alternate universe counterparts of the original kid's guardians, ]] who share some similarities to the [[spoiler: dead ]]trolls. Jane Crocker shares many similarities to [[GenkiGirl Feferi]] [[spoiler: and is related to her by adoption]], Jake English has similarities to [[BoisterousBruiser Equius]], Roxy is an odd mix of [[PlayfulHacker Sollux]], [[TheAlcoholic Gamzee]], and [[CatGirl Nepeta]], and Dirk is Equius and Rose.

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** In Act 6, we meet the Alpha kids, [[spoiler: aka alternate universe counterparts of the original kid's guardians, ]] who share some similarities to the [[spoiler: dead ]]trolls. Jane Crocker shares many similarities to [[GenkiGirl Feferi]] [[spoiler: and is related to her by adoption]], Jake English has similarities to [[BoisterousBruiser Equius]], Equius]] and mirrors Eridan in many ways, Roxy is an odd mix of [[PlayfulHacker Sollux]], [[TheAlcoholic Gamzee]], and [[CatGirl Nepeta]], and Dirk is Equius and Rose.
1st Sep '14 2:49:04 PM Discar
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* In-universe case in ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo''. Kotone, the IllGirl Kimiko is voicing in a game, is an expy of [[spoiler:Tohya Miho]], just like all other in-universe {{Ill Girl}}s. [[spoiler:Miho's story touched the world so much that it became more real than she ever was. One of the side effects of this is that she created the IllGirl trope as writers tried to capture the emotion of her story. The other is that it brought her back to life to relieve her sickness and die again. And again and again and again...]]

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* In-universe case in ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo''. Kotone, the IllGirl Kimiko is voicing in a game, is an expy of [[spoiler:Tohya Miho]], just like all other in-universe {{Ill Girl}}s. [[spoiler:Miho's story touched the world so much that it became more real than she ever was. One of the side effects of this is that she created the IllGirl trope as writers tried to capture the emotion of her story. The other is that it brought her back to life to relieve relive her sickness and die again. And again and again and again...]]
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