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15th Apr '18 2:06:49 PM dangerdan97
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->'''Japanese Man 1:''' Run! It's Godzilla!\\
'''Japanese Man 2:''' It looks like Godzilla, but due to international copyright laws, it's not.\\

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->'''Japanese ->'''[[Creator/BrianTee Japanese Man 1:''' 1]]:''' Run! It's Godzilla!\\
'''Japanese '''[[Creator/MasiOka Japanese Man 2:''' 2]]:''' It looks like Godzilla, but due to international copyright laws, it's not.\\
7th Apr '18 4:39:56 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* Bananana, a kids programming block that airs on the Malaysian channel TV3, utilizes a mascot who is quite clearly a recolor of Bloo from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. It gets to the point that they've shown the mascot in several of the ''exact same poses that Bloo has been seen in on official Foster's artwork''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9ucNOGj8Po Here is a Bananana bumper depicting the mascot.]]

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* Bananana, a kids programming block that airs on the Malaysian channel TV3, [=TV3=], utilizes a mascot who is quite clearly a recolor of Bloo from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. It gets to the point that they've shown the mascot in several a couple of the ''exact same poses that Bloo has been seen in on official Foster's artwork''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9ucNOGj8Po Here is a Bananana bumper depicting the mascot.]]
7th Apr '18 4:37:43 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* Bananana, a kids programming block that airs on the Malaysian channel TV3, utilizes a mascot who is quite clearly a recolor of Bloo from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. It gets to the point that they've shown the mascot in several of the ''exact same poses that Bloo has been seen in on official Foster's artwork''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9ucNOGj8Po Here is a Bananana bumper depicting the mascot.]]
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25th Mar '18 10:50:43 AM nombretomado
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** Sidney Wang (Creator/PeterSellers): Franchise/CharlieChan

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** Sidney Wang (Creator/PeterSellers): Franchise/CharlieChanFilm/CharlieChan



** Comedian Joey Forman played a Franchise/CharlieChan-based one called "Harry Hoo" on more than one occasion.

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** Comedian Joey Forman played a Franchise/CharlieChan-based Film/CharlieChan-based one called "Harry Hoo" on more than one occasion.
18th Mar '18 3:58:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheTick'' replaced Die Fledermaus and American Maid, who were in [[WesternAnimation/TheTick the animated cartoon]] but not the original comic book, with Bat Manuel and Captain Liberty.

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* ''Series/TheTick'' ''Series/TheTick2001'' replaced Die Fledermaus and American Maid, who were in [[WesternAnimation/TheTick the animated cartoon]] but not the original comic book, with Bat Manuel and Captain Liberty.
18th Mar '18 3:38:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[http://workhate.co.uk/?p=9 Captain Broadband]]'' has a clown pop up at one point to [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial specifically]] inform the audience that Captain Broadband was created long before another blue garbed, {{nigh invulnerab|ility}}le [[TheTick superhero]]

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* ''[[http://workhate.co.uk/?p=9 Captain Broadband]]'' has a clown pop up at one point to [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial specifically]] inform the audience that Captain Broadband was created long before another blue garbed, {{nigh invulnerab|ility}}le [[TheTick [[Franchise/TheTick superhero]]
6th Mar '18 11:12:15 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', Bill the Cat has been called a "ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} ripoff" within the strip itself, though Bill's resemblance to Garfield is only particularly blatant in early appearances.
24th Feb '18 3:01:33 PM DaibhidC
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* The independent RPG ''Sig: Manual of the Primes'' is set in a cosmology of interlocking planes based on elements and concepts. And in the centre is Sig itself, the multiversal trading city, with its byzantine politics and mobius-strip geography. It's not exactly [[TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} Sigil]], but it's not exactly ''not'' Sigil either.
24th Feb '18 2:59:40 PM DaibhidC
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* Various members of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' pantheon are based on deities from fantasy fiction.
** Gruumsh, with his orcish followers and eye-shaped holy symbol, is clearly meant to invoke ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''' Sauron.
** Tharizduun, a NeutralEvil deity worshiped by [[EldritchAbomination aberrations]], is modeled on Creator/HPLovecraft's Azathoth, while many of the other aberrant deities resemble other figures in the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
* Likewise, some ''D&D'' deities are based on deities from old mythologies. The game writers didn't need to get any rights; this is all public domain! However, it is possible the writers felt that creating their own analogue deities would give them more freedom and avoid making ''D&D'' look like a neopagan cult.
** Kord, a ChaoticGood BoisterousBruiser deity, resembles Thor in many respects.
** Obad-hai, TrueNeutral nature god, right down to his holy symbol, is a dead ringer for the Anglo-Saxon "Green Man" figure.
** Ehlonna, ChaoticGood goddess of hunters and fey creatures, has a fair bit in common with Artemis.
** Mielikki, NeutralGood goddess of forests in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting, too[[note]]It's far more likely she was taken, almost unchanged, from FinnishMythology.[[/note]]
** ChaoticNeutral Olidamarra is a classic [[TheTrickster Trickster Archetype]], in the vein of the Native North American Coyote spirit, or a pre-FaceHeelTurn Loki, while his NeutralEvil counterpart Mask resembles later versions of Loki.
** Averted by Thrym, ChaoticEvil god of frost giants, who is named for an actual frost giant from a Norse myth.
** Also averted by most of the fiendish overlords, who are named explicitly for the demonized deities that inspired them Asmodeus, Moloch, Bel, Pazuzu, Dagon, Dispater, etc.
* Also from ''D&D'', the barbarian class basically exists so you can play a ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' stand-in. And then there's all the people playing [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] [[OverusedCopycatCharacter clones]].
* Further from ''D&D'', the displacer beast is a monster that is almost but not quite a direct rename of the couerl, an alien from A.E. van Vogt's science fiction (whose appearance in ''The Voyage of the Space Beagle'' also inspired ''Film/{{Alien}}'', to keep the borrowing going).
* And more! ''D&D'' now has an artifact called the Ersatz Eye, which is essentially a glass eye that functions exactly like it's yours... so long as it's in the socket.

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* *'TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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Various members of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''D&D'' pantheon are based on deities from fantasy fiction.
** *** Gruumsh, with his orcish followers and eye-shaped holy symbol, is clearly meant to invoke ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''' Sauron.
** *** Tharizduun, a NeutralEvil deity worshiped by [[EldritchAbomination aberrations]], is modeled on Creator/HPLovecraft's Azathoth, while many of the other aberrant deities resemble other figures in the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
* ** Likewise, some ''D&D'' deities are based on deities from old mythologies. The game writers didn't need to get any rights; this is all public domain! However, it is possible the writers felt that creating their own analogue deities would give them more freedom and avoid making ''D&D'' look like a neopagan cult.
** *** Kord, a ChaoticGood BoisterousBruiser deity, resembles Thor in many respects.
** *** Obad-hai, TrueNeutral nature god, right down to his holy symbol, is a dead ringer for the Anglo-Saxon "Green Man" figure.
** *** Ehlonna, ChaoticGood goddess of hunters and fey creatures, has a fair bit in common with Artemis.
** *** Mielikki, NeutralGood goddess of forests in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting, too[[note]]It's far more likely she was taken, almost unchanged, from FinnishMythology.[[/note]]
** *** ChaoticNeutral Olidamarra is a classic [[TheTrickster Trickster Archetype]], in the vein of the Native North American Coyote spirit, or a pre-FaceHeelTurn Loki, while his NeutralEvil counterpart Mask resembles later versions of Loki.
** *** Averted by Thrym, ChaoticEvil god of frost giants, who is named for an actual frost giant from a Norse myth.
** *** Also averted by most of the fiendish overlords, who are named explicitly for the demonized deities that inspired them Asmodeus, Moloch, Bel, Pazuzu, Dagon, Dispater, etc.
* Also from ''D&D'', the ** The barbarian class basically exists so you can play a ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' stand-in. And then there's all the people playing [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] [[OverusedCopycatCharacter clones]].
* Further from ''D&D'', the ** The displacer beast is a monster that is almost but not quite a direct rename of the couerl, an alien from A.E. van Vogt's science fiction (whose appearance in ''The Voyage of the Space Beagle'' also inspired ''Film/{{Alien}}'', to keep the borrowing going).
* And more! ''D&D'' now has an artifact called ** The ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting features many Captain Ersatzes of the Ersatz Eye, which is essentially a glass eye MonsterMash:
*** Count Strahd von Zarovich: Count Dracula.
*** Dr Victor Mordenheim and Adam: Dr Frankenstein and the Creature.
*** Duke Tristen Hiregaard and Malken: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (originally even closer, but
that functions exactly like it's yours... so long as it's in the socket.version is CanonDiscontinuity).
*** Dr Rudolph van Richten: Dr Abraham van Helsing.
17th Jan '18 1:13:57 AM AnotherDuck
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* Ersatz is, as explained above, a German word that means "replacement" and refers to a substitute good of other, usually of inferior quality than the one it replaces. It's especially used to refer to replacements of products that wartime caused to be hard to come by/rationated, such as coffee or meat.
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