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24th Jun '17 12:54:53 AM DustSnitch
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* It has been argued that the positioning of Jonah on the Art/SistineChapel's ceiling, with his back bent and face stating upwards, reflects the position Creator/{{Michelangelo}} himself would have been in while painting the ceiling. The three-page paper ''Michelangelo's Art through Michelangelo's Eyes'' makes a point of this.
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8th Jun '17 9:02:49 PM rjd1922
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* Creator/ScottCawthon uses the stick figure man from one of his older games, ''There Is No Pause Button'', as his Steam and Website/YouTube icon. [[spoiler:This avatar also shows up in 3D form to represent him in the [[TrueFinalBoss final boss battle of Hard Mode]] of Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysWorld.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Toby Fox makes an appearance as a small white dog that sleeps all the time and loves to annoy people. When ''Undertale'' won the audience award at 2016 IGF, Toby Fox, in lieu of a personal appearance, submitted a video in which the dog claims the award. The [[CuteCreaturesActChildlike Temmies]] are this for sprite artist Temmie Chang.

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* Creator/ScottCawthon uses the stick figure man from one of his older games, ''There Is No Pause Button'', as his Steam and Website/YouTube icon. [[spoiler:This avatar also shows up in 3D form to represent him in the [[TrueFinalBoss final boss battle of Hard Mode]] of Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysWorld.''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysWorld''.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Toby Fox makes an appearance as a small white dog that sleeps all the time and loves to annoy people. When ''Undertale'' won the audience award at 2016 IGF, Toby Fox, in lieu of a personal appearance, submitted a video in which the dog claims the award. The [[CuteCreaturesActChildlike [[CuteCrittersActChildlike Temmies]] are this for sprite artist Temmie Chang.
6th Jun '17 9:37:43 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Doctor Strange, who the author has admitted is pretty much an author avatar. This is unsurprising, considering that Strange is a mysterious schemer and master MagnificentBastard who specialises at lying with ExactWords, is behind most of everything that happens in the book, ties it all up pretty neatly... and is a ''colossal'' {{Troll}} who will do things simply because he thinks that they're funny and both cast and reader frequently want to punch in the mouth.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' [[MarySue Danisha]] in ''Disney/{{Hunchback of Notre Dame}}'' fic ''Fanfic/{{Back to the Frollo}}''.
* ''Fanfic/BloomingDreemurr''
has Doctor Strange, who the author has admitted is pretty much an author avatar. This is unsurprising, considering that Strange is a mysterious schemer and master MagnificentBastard who specialises at lying Vee's character, Vee, though she doesn't actually interact with ExactWords, is behind most any of everything that happens in the book, ties it all up pretty neatly... characters lately, and is a ''colossal'' {{Troll}} who will do things simply because he thinks that they're funny and both cast and reader frequently want to punch in just uses the mouth.character for OOC updates it seems.



* ''FanFic/TheCaptainOfTheVirtualConsole'' has Gancena, an avatar for the troper Gancena.
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Doctor Strange, who the author has admitted is pretty much an author avatar. This is unsurprising, considering that Strange is a mysterious schemer and master MagnificentBastard who specialises at lying with ExactWords, is behind most of everything that happens in the book, ties it all up pretty neatly... and is a ''colossal'' {{Troll}} who will do things simply because he thinks that they're funny and both cast and reader frequently want to punch in the mouth.



* Lady Delphine in the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series is admitted by the author to be "slightly" one of these. She shares the author's LawOfInverseFertility backstory and resultant tendency to take in "strays."
* Wolf of Fanfic/CrazinessCandyJediKnightsAndWhat is clearly the author, [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1553786/Do-a-Barrel-Roll Do a Barrel Roll]].
* ''Fanfic/{{CyberdineDreams}}'' has Tamagi Stardust, whom the author has admitted is this to a degree.
* The author of ''FanFic/DantesNightAtFreddys 2: Animatronic Boogaloo'' doesn't appear, but does give Dante a phone call in reference to Scott Cawthon being the creator and ExpositionFairy in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. For extra MindScrew, he has seemingly disappeared without a trace by the time the fic's sequel takes place.
* ''Fanfic/DeathNoteIITheHiddenNote'' has William Cattlefarmer. He's an actual character and is somewhat important to the overall plot.
* Flo serves as one in ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', often providing the author's opinion on the actions of characters.
* Bryan Croi-Dragon, the Minecraft persona of FanFic/AGrandChronicleOfChampionsAndBlackguards writer Jet556, is supposed to be like this but seems more like a Creator/WalterScott portrayal of UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles: Fanfic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'' gives us one of the few Author Avatars who actually influences the plot. See that teenage boy over there in the corner? The one who is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler:Stratogale's half brother by way of [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Aperture Science and Technology]]]]? That's the author with the ability to transform into a genetically engineered PteroSoarer.



* Child at Heart Forever occasionally inserts herself in her original stories, usually the ones that cross over the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' and ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchises. Surprisingly, her ''FanFic/PaperMarioX'' magnum opus has her kept neatly outside the story, preferring to talk on the author's notes--[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou that characters have occasionally invaded]], causing Child to have conversations with those characters. Child's sister Natalie also makes a part of these notes later on, usually on the final chapter of each story.



* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': Beta-reader and co-writer Anon e Mouse Jr. includes an author avatar of himself with the powers (and then some) of [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Kamen Rider Skull]] in the non-canon omake chapters, where he has a tendency to pop in and give some information to the characters before disappearing again. His words are chosen to be truthful, but careful not to spoil the plot.
* In ''FanFic/PonyPalsDirkStriderEdition'', a full version of the modified version of ''Detective Pony'' which Dirk made in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Dirk himself is a character who appears about halfway through the book.
* Taken to its logical extreme with ''FanFic/ThePrettyCureMcLaughlinClub'', as its author explicitly puts himself in the role of the unnamed moderator.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles: Fanfic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'' gives us one of the few Author Avatars who actually influences the plot. See that teenage boy over there in the corner? The one who is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler:Stratogale's half brother by way of [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Aperture Science and Technology]]]]? That's the author with the ability to transform into a genetically engineered PteroSoarer.
** Website/DeviantArt is quite fond of Author Avatars for fandoms in general (hey, it IS first and foremost an art website after all), to the extent that no fandom for ANY franchise is complete without then.



* Eric the Hedgehog from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is pretty deliberately one of these. [[spoiler: Except not really - his name isn't actually "Eric" and he's a DeconstructiveParody of this trope]].



* Alex Vaughn, the central protagonist of the supercrossover military fanfiction series, ''FanFic/TheTerminatorsArmyOfLegend'', is stated by WordOfGod to be an "idealized" version of the author, Sir Areis Lionheart.
* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7958373/1/To-the-Trolls-and-the-ToD-Writers To the Troll and the ToD Writers]], Pit voices the concerns of the author, Creator/PitFTW. He is even a fanfiction writer with two fanfics with titles extremely similar to PitFTW's.
* [[WordOfGod The (very talkative) author has observed that]] Emrys of ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'' actually started as a SelfInsertFic, albeit an unintentional one, before he developed a personality of his own. This was only noticed in somewhat-embarrassed retrospect.
** It has also been suggested that Harry took on a few of the author's personality traits (along with those of [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]), though how much of this WriteWhatYouKnow and how much is SignatureStyle is ambiguous.



* Website/DeviantArt is quite fond of Author Avatars for fandoms in general (hey, it IS first and foremost an art website after all), to the extent that no fandom for ANY franchise is complete without then.
* Child at Heart Forever occasionally inserts herself in her original stories, usually the ones that cross over the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' and ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchises. Surprisingly, her ''FanFic/PaperMarioX'' magnum opus has her kept neatly outside the story, preferring to talk on the author's notes--[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou that characters have occasionally invaded]], causing Child to have conversations with those characters. Child's sister Natalie also makes a part of these notes later on, usually on the final chapter of each story.



* [[WordOfGod The (very talkative) author has observed that]] Emrys of ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'' actually started as a SelfInsertFic, albeit an unintentional one, before he developed a personality of his own. This was only noticed in somewhat-embarrassed retrospect.
** It has also been suggested that Harry took on a few of the author's personality traits (along with those of [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]), though how much of this WriteWhatYouKnow and how much is SignatureStyle is ambiguous.
* Flo serves as one in ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', often providing the author's opinion on the actions of characters.
* ''FanFic/TheCaptainOfTheVirtualConsole'' has Gancena, an avatar for the troper Gancena.
* ''Fanfic/{{CyberdineDreams}}'' has Tamagi Stardust, whom the author has admitted is this to a degree.
* ''Fanfic/DeathNoteIITheHiddenNote'' has William Cattlefarmer. He's an actual character and is somewhat important to the overall plot.
* Alex Vaughn, the central protagonist of the supercrossover military fanfiction series, ''FanFic/TheTerminatorsArmyOfLegend'', is stated by WordOfGod to be an "idealized" version of the author, Sir Areis Lionheart.
* Wolf of Fanfic/CrazinessCandyJediKnightsAndWhat is clearly the author, [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1553786/Do-a-Barrel-Roll Do a Barrel Roll]].
* The author of ''FanFic/DantesNightAtFreddys 2: Animatronic Boogaloo'' doesn't appear, but does give Dante a phone call in reference to Scott Cawthon being the creator and ExpositionFairy in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. For extra MindScrew, he has seemingly disappeared without a trace by the time the fic's sequel takes place.
* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7958373/1/To-the-Trolls-and-the-ToD-Writers To the Troll and the ToD Writers]], Pit voices the concerns of the author, Creator/PitFTW. He is even a fanfiction writer with two fanfics with titles extremely similar to PitFTW's.
* Taken to its logical extreme with ''FanFic/ThePrettyCureMcLaughlinClub'', as its author explicitly puts himself in the role of the unnamed moderator.
* Eric the Hedgehog from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is pretty deliberately one of these. [[spoiler: Except not really - his name isn't actually "Eric" and he's a DeconstructiveParody of this trope]].
* Bryan Croi-Dragon, the Minecraft persona of FanFic/AGrandChronicleOfChampionsAndBlackguards writer Jet556, is supposed to be like this but seems more like a Creator/WalterScott portrayal of UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart.
* In ''FanFic/PonyPalsDirkStriderEdition'', a full version of the modified version of ''Detective Pony'' which Dirk made in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Dirk himself is a character who appears about halfway through the book.
* Lady Delphine in the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series is admitted by the author to be "slightly" one of these. She shares the author's LawOfInverseFertility backstory and resultant tendency to take in "strays."
* [[MarySue Danisha]] in ''Disney/{{Hunchback of Notre Dame}}'' fic ''Fanfic/{{Back to the Frollo}}''.
* ''Fanfic/BloomingDreemurr'' has Vee's character, Vee, though she doesn't actually interact with any of the characters lately, and just uses the character for OOC updates it seems.
4th Jun '17 8:13:49 AM Xemylixa
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* Max Frei in ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'' fulfills a sort of unholy trinity. He's named after the author's pen name, he's [[GodModeSue far more powerful than the other characters]], and he [[WishFulfillment becomes popular]] rather than staying the friendless nerd he used to be. The funny thing is that this series is ''really'' popular [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff in Russia]].
** Not sure why it's funny for a Russian series written by a Russian author for Russian readers to be popular in Russia. I'd also dispute it as an Author Avatar example, the character is not named after the pen name, but rather the books are presented a fictional autobiography. The last book in the original series explains to the readers why it was necessary that they should read it and love it.

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* Sir Max Frei in ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'' fulfills a sort of unholy trinity. He's is named after the author's pen name, he's name (or rather the books are presented as [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis his fictional autobiography]]). He is also [[GodModeSue far more powerful than the other characters]], and he [[WishFulfillment becomes popular]] rather than staying the friendless nerd he used to be. The funny thing is that this series is ''really'' popular [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff in Russia]].
** Not sure why it's funny for a Russian series written by a Russian author for Russian readers to be popular in Russia. I'd also dispute it as an Author Avatar example, the character is not named after the pen name, but rather
be, and the books are presented themselves contain quite a fictional autobiography. The last book in lot of [[AuthorAppeal things the original series explains to the readers why it was necessary that they should read it author likes]], such as coffee and love it.cats.
27th May '17 5:30:32 AM youngstormlord
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* By his author's own admission, Nick from ''Literature/{{Atharon}}'' is AuthorAvatar , acting and behaving the same way author would have done in the world. Only Nick has six-pack instead of bear belly.

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* By his author's own admission, Nick from ''Literature/{{Atharon}}'' is AuthorAvatar , acting and behaving the same way author would have done in the world. Only Nick has six-pack instead of bear belly.beer belly. And magical powers.
27th May '17 5:29:30 AM youngstormlord
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* By his author's own admission, Nick from ''Literature/{{Atharon}}'' is AuthorAvatar , acting and behaving the same way author would have done in the world. Only Nick has six-pack instead of bear belly.
26th May '17 7:25:14 AM smalltime
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* Blossom's crush Jared Shapiro from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' is based on and voiced by writer Jake Goldman and mostly shows up in episodes he writes.
20th May '17 10:14:31 AM nombretomado
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* The Author Avatar of Richard Garriott, creator of the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series, is Lord British, the ([[LordBritishPostulate not quite]]) invincible ruler of all Britannia. He was promoted to General British for his sci-fi MMORPG ''VideoGame/TabulaRasa''. More obscurely, Shamino the ranger, one of the Avatar's recurring companions, is ''also'' based on Richard Garriott, specifically his Society for Creative Anachronism persona.

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* The Author Avatar of Richard Garriott, creator of the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series, is Lord British, the ([[LordBritishPostulate not quite]]) invincible ruler of all Britannia. He was promoted to General British for his sci-fi MMORPG ''VideoGame/TabulaRasa''. More obscurely, Shamino the ranger, one of the Avatar's recurring companions, is ''also'' based on Richard Garriott, specifically his Society for Creative Anachronism persona.
8th May '17 1:40:24 PM Larkmarn
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* Leon Da Autism from WebAnimation/TheAutisticWorldOfTheAutist is this for the show's creator, Leon Davies.
6th May '17 8:57:44 AM DRCEQ
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** He makes a cameo in all the Marvel films based on characters he created (so not ''Film/ThePunisher2004'', ''Film/GhostRider'', or ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''). His role is becoming increasingly larger, and is something of an EasterEgg for fans. For example; in one of his earliest, he was a guy pulling a kid out of the way of falling debris in ''Film/SpiderMan1''. Now, he's seen, very clearly, drinking poisoned soda in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', telling Peter Parker that he's made a difference in ''Film/SpiderMan3'', and being mistaken for Hugh Hefner in ''Film/IronMan1''. ''[[Film/FantasticFour2005 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer]]'' saw Stan Lee trying to get into Reed and Susan's wedding, [[YourCostumeNeedsWork but the doorman wouldn't believe he was really Stan Lee.]] This was inspired by the comics version of the wedding from ''Fantastic Four'' Annual #3, where Stan and Creator/JackKirby were thrown out of the wedding. ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' features him as a "Watcher Informant", which confirms that he truly is a cosmic being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This leads many to believe he is The One Above All, the ultimate God (InsistentTerminology with a capital G.)

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** He makes a cameo in all the Marvel films based on characters he created (so not ''Film/ThePunisher2004'', ''Film/GhostRider'', or ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''). His role is becoming increasingly larger, and is something of an EasterEgg for fans. For example; in one of his earliest, he was a guy pulling a kid out of the way of falling debris in ''Film/SpiderMan1''. Now, he's seen, very clearly, drinking poisoned soda in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', telling Peter Parker that he's made a difference in ''Film/SpiderMan3'', and being mistaken for Hugh Hefner in ''Film/IronMan1''. ''[[Film/FantasticFour2005 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer]]'' saw Stan Lee trying to get into Reed and Susan's wedding, [[YourCostumeNeedsWork but the doorman wouldn't believe he was really Stan Lee.]] This was inspired by the comics version of the wedding from ''Fantastic Four'' Annual #3, where Stan and Creator/JackKirby were thrown out of the wedding. ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' features him as a "Watcher Informant", which confirms that he truly is a cosmic being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This leads many to believe he is The One Above All, the ultimate God (InsistentTerminology ([[InsistentTerminology with a capital G.G]].)
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