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11th May '18 5:38:39 PM IukaSylvie
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* One of the main plot points of ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. [[spoiler: Drosselmeyer was a tragedy-obsessed writer with this power who has is hands cut off when the townsfolk got sick of his "stories", so he wrote one last story in his own blood. Drosselmeyer's decedents also inherit this power, most notably Fakir.]]

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* One of the main plot points of ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. [[spoiler: Drosselmeyer was a tragedy-obsessed writer with this power who has is hands cut off when the townsfolk got sick of his "stories", so he wrote one last story in his own blood. Drosselmeyer's decedents descendants also inherit this power, most notably Fakir.]]
19th Apr '18 9:29:39 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', "A World of His Own", an author speaks into a tape recorder and makes real people, including his perfect wife and his mistress. He could also destroy the creations by destroying the tape. Cut to Rod Serling's closing monologue about how the story was complete fiction. The main character interrupts Rod to warn him about saying such things, revealing a line of tape labelled "Rod Serling" and tossing it onto the fire. This was the first appearance of Rod onscreen to do the monologue and was so well received that he came on for almost every episode afterwards. However, it was the only time he interacted with the story's characters. The original story by Richard Charles Matheson was far darker, and involved the author becoming bored with RealityWarping and making people, even creating monsters and other horrors.

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* In one episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'', "A World of His Own", an author speaks into a tape recorder and makes real people, including his perfect wife and his mistress. He could also destroy the creations by destroying the tape. Cut to Rod Serling's closing monologue about how the story was complete fiction. The main character interrupts Rod to warn him about saying such things, revealing a line of tape labelled "Rod Serling" and tossing it onto the fire. This was the first appearance of Rod onscreen to do the monologue and was so well received that he came on for almost every episode afterwards. However, it was the only time he interacted with the story's characters. The original story by Richard Charles Matheson was far darker, and involved the author becoming bored with RealityWarping and making people, even creating monsters and other horrors.



* The episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' "The Chromazone", where the title refers to a ''Series/TheTwilightZone''-like ShowWithinAShow created through such powers by [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Tod Sperling]], including when he's ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud. Beetlejuice is recruited to save Tod from [[PunnyName Ima Loony]], [[RageAgainstTheAuthor a rebellious character of his who started doing her own scripts and wants to do a]] HostileShowTakeOver. It's all solved when Beetlejuice's friend Lydia uses the typewriter to make Tod and Ima fall in love.

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* The episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' "The Chromazone", where the title refers to a ''Series/TheTwilightZone''-like ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}''-like ShowWithinAShow created through such powers by [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Tod Sperling]], including when he's ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud. Beetlejuice is recruited to save Tod from [[PunnyName Ima Loony]], [[RageAgainstTheAuthor a rebellious character of his who started doing her own scripts and wants to do a]] HostileShowTakeOver. It's all solved when Beetlejuice's friend Lydia uses the typewriter to make Tod and Ima fall in love.
6th Apr '18 11:21:20 PM higgledypiggledy
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* Completely inverted in ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' -- an out-of-continuity strip reprinted in ''The Indelible Alison Bechdel'' depicts Bechdel as a prisoner ''chained up in a dungeon'' by her characters and ''forced'' to draw the strip!
9th Mar '18 7:09:04 PM Micah
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* Taken to [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]] extremes in the song [[http://www.lyricstime.com/breckman-andy-railroad-bill-lyrics.html "Railroad Bill"]]

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* Taken to [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]] extremes in the song [[http://www.lyricstime.com/breckman-andy-railroad-bill-lyrics.[[http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiRRBILLKT;ttRRBILLKT.html "Railroad Bill"]]Bill and the Kitten"]]
3rd Mar '18 10:34:22 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Slightly played with as the author, Eiffel, has no idea of the power she has. Even when writing a scene where her protagonist is searching/calling ''her'', she doesn't realize it's her actual self until she answers the phone and almost has a breakdown when her "fictional character" Harold Crick is on the other line. She then has to contemplate several things; it's implied all her books end with the main character's death, which is what started the the search in the first place, and Crick is next. She's written at least six other books, and wonders if she killed those main characters in real life as well. Her book, as written now, has to have his death for the ending to be good and have any meaning. Her "power" is limited to the actual manuscript written on her old typewriter, as she already has the ending planned out on legal pads, allowing Crick to read her novel and willingly accept his death.

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** Slightly played with as the author, Eiffel, has no idea of the power she has. Even when writing a scene where her protagonist is searching/calling ''her'', she doesn't realize it's her actual self until she answers the phone and almost has a breakdown when her "fictional character" Harold Crick is on the other line. She then has to contemplate several things; it's implied all her books end with the main character's death, which is what started the the search in the first place, and Crick is next. She's written at least six other books, and wonders if she killed those main characters in real life as well. Her book, as written now, has to have his death for the ending to be good and have any meaning. Her "power" is limited to the actual manuscript written on her old typewriter, as she already has the ending planned out on legal pads, allowing Crick to read her novel and willingly accept his death.
25th Jan '18 10:53:43 AM nanakiro
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* ''Anime/ReCreators'' establishes that authors do have the powers to assist their characters' existing powers by augmenting them with whatever they can write. But it's not just limited to their original author; anyone who's written for a character's series has this power as well, meaning the author of a light novel has just as much will over a character as the scenario writer for the novel's anime adaptation. There is a catch, however-- the authors may be able to excise these powers on the world their characters live in, but [[ClapYourHandsOfYouBelieve the audience has to accept it first]] for the changes to become permanent. [[spoiler: Keeping all of this in mind, the Creators try writing an animated special featuring the creations in order to give them enough power to combat the immensely powerful Altair.]]

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* ''Anime/ReCreators'' establishes that authors do have the powers to assist their characters' existing powers by augmenting them with whatever they can write. But it's not just limited to their original author; anyone who's written for a character's series has this power as well, meaning the author of a light novel has just as much will over a character as the scenario writer for the novel's anime adaptation. There is a catch, however-- the authors may be able to excise these powers on the world their characters live in, but [[ClapYourHandsOfYouBelieve [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the audience has to accept it first]] for the changes to become permanent. [[spoiler: Keeping all of this in mind, the Creators try writing an animated special featuring the creations in order to give them enough power to combat the immensely powerful Altair.]]
25th Jan '18 10:53:27 AM nanakiro
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* ''Anime/ReCreators'' establishes that authors do have the powers to assist their characters' existing powers by augmenting them with whatever they can write. But it's not just limited to their original author; anyone who's written for a character's series has this power as well, meaning the author of a light novel has just as much will over a character as the scenario writer for the novel's anime adaptation. There is a catch, however-- the authors may be able to excise these powers on the world their characters live in, but [[AudienceParticipation the audience has to accept it first]] for the changes to become permanent. [[spoiler: Keeping all of this in mind, the Creators try writing an animated special featuring the creations in order to give them enough power to combat the immensely powerful Altair.]]

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* ''Anime/ReCreators'' establishes that authors do have the powers to assist their characters' existing powers by augmenting them with whatever they can write. But it's not just limited to their original author; anyone who's written for a character's series has this power as well, meaning the author of a light novel has just as much will over a character as the scenario writer for the novel's anime adaptation. There is a catch, however-- the authors may be able to excise these powers on the world their characters live in, but [[AudienceParticipation [[ClapYourHandsOfYouBelieve the audience has to accept it first]] for the changes to become permanent. [[spoiler: Keeping all of this in mind, the Creators try writing an animated special featuring the creations in order to give them enough power to combat the immensely powerful Altair.]]
25th Jan '18 10:30:29 AM nanakiro
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* The plot of Yamatogawa's {{Main/doujinshi}} Power Play is about the author of a self-published Main/VisualNovel struggling with women from his past life who have been recast as characters in his latest game. Since all of them have enough mystical power to extinguish his life several times over and three of them vowed to destroy him, he is forced to use his knowledge of their characters to try to reach an accord. Since the whole story is softcore {{Main/hentai}}, there is [[Main/SexGod a certain predictability to his methods]].

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* The plot of Yamatogawa's {{Main/doujinshi}} Power Play {{doujinshi}} ''Power Play!'' is about the author of a self-published Main/VisualNovel VisualNovel struggling with women from his past life who have been recast as characters in his latest game. Since all of them have enough mystical power to extinguish his life several times over and three of them vowed to destroy him, he is forced to use his knowledge of their characters to try to reach an accord. Since the whole story is softcore {{Main/hentai}}, there is [[Main/SexGod a certain predictability to his methods]].methods]].
* ''Anime/ReCreators'' establishes that authors do have the powers to assist their characters' existing powers by augmenting them with whatever they can write. But it's not just limited to their original author; anyone who's written for a character's series has this power as well, meaning the author of a light novel has just as much will over a character as the scenario writer for the novel's anime adaptation. There is a catch, however-- the authors may be able to excise these powers on the world their characters live in, but [[AudienceParticipation the audience has to accept it first]] for the changes to become permanent. [[spoiler: Keeping all of this in mind, the Creators try writing an animated special featuring the creations in order to give them enough power to combat the immensely powerful Altair.]]
20th Oct '17 9:10:32 AM DustSnitch
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Compare RewritingReality, in which a character has or gains this ability through literally rewriting the world. See also InteractiveNarrator.

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Compare RewritingReality, in which a character has or gains this ability through literally rewriting rewrites the world. See also InteractiveNarrator.
26th Aug '17 6:41:55 AM mack
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* SCPFoundation articles that use the premise of "anomalous incidents" to indirectly & even explicitly relate these anomalies to authors who can torture characters at will or rewrite their story to change reality in the blink of an eye. One article suggests that the Foundation has prepared a potential counter-measure to the [[spoiler: "bunch of horror writers"]] in charge, even if that might cause their own [[spoiler: fictional]] reality to vanish.
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