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13th Jun '17 3:14:01 PM sarysa
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* Maxwell from ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'' and its sequels has limited author powers, being able to write down anything (as a free action, mind you) to will objects into existence, modify objects (himself included) with nearly any adjective, and erase objects from existence. He can't, however, manipulate the terrain or buildings with proper interiors.
6th Jun '17 10:02:45 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* Season 4 of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' introduces The Author, a person tasked with recording all history in the storybook using a magic quill that makes him a RealityWarper. Anything the Author writes with the quill will come true, and the only limitations on its power is the same as all magic (no reviving the dead).

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* Season 4 of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' introduces The Author, a person tasked with recording all history in the storybook using a magic quill that makes him a RealityWarper. Anything the Author writes with the quill will come true, and the only though there are limitations on its power is - an Author cannot change the same as all magic (no reviving true past, including bringing back the dead).dead (though these limitations do not apply to anything that happens in an alternate reality created by the Author, as Isaac Heller did by writing ''Heroes and Villains'' - reverting everything to normal caused everyone who died in that timeline to be restored to life), they cannot change the outcome of a Savior's Final Battle, and if they use the pen to write their own happy ending, they lose their powers as an Author.
17th May '17 8:55:56 PM PaulA
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* PlayedForLaughs in Creator/SpikeMilligan's novel ''Puckoon'', where Dan, the lead character, has frequent arguments with the narrator ("Did you write these legs? Who wrote ''your'' legs?"). At the end of the book the narrator has the last laugh by leaving Dan [[OffscreenInertia stuck up a tree forever]].

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* PlayedForLaughs in Creator/SpikeMilligan's novel ''Puckoon'', ''Literature/{{Puckoon}}'', where Dan, the lead character, has frequent arguments with the narrator ("Did you write these legs? Who wrote ''your'' legs?"). At the end of the book the narrator has the last laugh by leaving Dan [[OffscreenInertia stuck up a tree forever]].
21st Apr '17 10:32:56 AM riverdine
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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.
18th Apr '17 4:43:47 PM nombretomado
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* The premise of ''StrangerThanFiction''.

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* The premise of ''StrangerThanFiction''.''Film/StrangerThanFiction''.
26th Nov '16 10:32:06 AM Pavlov
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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.]][[/folder]]

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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.]][[/folder]]
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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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10th Nov '16 4:20:23 AM Morgenthaler
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9th Nov '16 8:47:38 AM nombretomado
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* A one-shot ''Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' comic that was an extended tribute to JackKirby featured Donatello meeting [[{{Tuckerization}} cartoonist named Kirby]] who'd found a magic crystal that, when tied to his pen, [[PaintedTunnelRealTrain allowed anything he drew with it to come to life]]. Donatello and Kirby end up being pulled into Kirby's comic book world, and they get caught up in a battle between Kirby's heroic characters and his evil characters. Kirby helps Donatello and the heroic characters defeat the villains by drawing special weapons for Donatello to use and eventually binding all the villains with specially designed shackles. The story ends with Donatello returning to New York, although Kirby [[IChooseToStay chooses to stay]] so that Don can return and gives him a sketch as a parting gift.

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* A one-shot ''Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' comic that was an extended tribute to JackKirby Creator/JackKirby featured Donatello meeting [[{{Tuckerization}} cartoonist named Kirby]] who'd found a magic crystal that, when tied to his pen, [[PaintedTunnelRealTrain allowed anything he drew with it to come to life]]. Donatello and Kirby end up being pulled into Kirby's comic book world, and they get caught up in a battle between Kirby's heroic characters and his evil characters. Kirby helps Donatello and the heroic characters defeat the villains by drawing special weapons for Donatello to use and eventually binding all the villains with specially designed shackles. The story ends with Donatello returning to New York, although Kirby [[IChooseToStay chooses to stay]] so that Don can return and gives him a sketch as a parting gift.
29th Oct '16 9:39:23 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied to confusing and hilarious effect in the ''GoonShow'' episode "Six Charlies in Search of an Author". ("Ten pounds, Neddie, to be paid in money before Chapter Ten! And don't try to slip past us, Neddie, because we have an armed man in the index!")

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* Parodied to confusing and hilarious effect in the ''GoonShow'' ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' episode "Six Charlies in Search of an Author". ("Ten pounds, Neddie, to be paid in money before Chapter Ten! And don't try to slip past us, Neddie, because we have an armed man in the index!")
10th Oct '16 12:55:13 PM rjd1922
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* As the [[AuthorAvatar AuthorAvatars]], Kingwerewolf and Brogalio have control over ''Webcomic/NintendoAcres'' but purposely restrict their direct involvement so the characters don't get lazy.

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* As the [[AuthorAvatar AuthorAvatars]], Author Avatars]], Kingwerewolf and Brogalio have control over ''Webcomic/NintendoAcres'' but purposely restrict their direct involvement so the characters don't get lazy.
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