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18th Jan '18 8:49:16 AM Chabal2
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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', one of the [[spoiler:people who became airbenders]] in the third season, a BasementDweller named Ryu, looks like ''and has the same first name as'' the series' art director, Ryu Ki Hyun

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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', one of the [[spoiler:people who became airbenders]] in the third season, a BasementDweller named Ryu, looks like ''and has the same first name as'' the series' art director, Ryu Ki HyunHyun.
** Asami's father looks like Theodore Roosevelt in the first season. In the fourth, [[spoiler:three years in prison]] give him a startling resemblance to Creator/HayaoMiyazaki.
13th Jan '18 11:00:38 AM nombretomado
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* Darla Deering/Miss Thing from ''Comicbook/{{FF}}'' was modeled after pop star KatyPerry.

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* Darla Deering/Miss Thing from ''Comicbook/{{FF}}'' was modeled after pop star KatyPerry.Music/KatyPerry.
13th Jan '18 5:22:06 AM erforce
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* It's hard to tell, given the [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and gold eyes, but April of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' looks a fair amount like Creator/HalleBerry. Probably because her Japanese voice actress, Creator/TakakoHonda, dubs a lot of Berry's film roles including that of ComicBook/{{Storm}} from the ''Film/XMen'' movies, who like April, is black and has weather-control powers.

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* It's hard to tell, given the [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and gold eyes, but April of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' looks a fair amount like Creator/HalleBerry. Probably because her Japanese voice actress, Creator/TakakoHonda, dubs a lot of Berry's film roles including that of ComicBook/{{Storm}} from the ''Film/XMen'' movies, ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', who like April, is black and has weather-control powers.



* The original ''Comicbook/XMen'' Hellfire Club line-up were all based by John Byrne on actors he admired. Sebastian Shaw was based on Robert Shaw, the Black Queen (Jean Grey) on Diana Rigg ([[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]]), Mastermind/Jason Wyngarde on Peter Wyngarde (Jason King in ''Department S''), Harry Leland on Orson Welles ([[Film/TheThirdMan Harry Lime]] and [[Film/CitizenKane Jedediah Leland]]), and Donald Pierce on Donald Sutherland ([[Film/{{Mash}} film version of Hawkeye Pierce]]).

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* The original ''Comicbook/XMen'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' Hellfire Club line-up were all based by John Byrne on actors he admired. Sebastian Shaw was based on Robert Shaw, the Black Queen (Jean Grey) on Diana Rigg ([[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]]), Mastermind/Jason Wyngarde on Peter Wyngarde (Jason King in ''Department S''), Harry Leland on Orson Welles ([[Film/TheThirdMan Harry Lime]] and [[Film/CitizenKane Jedediah Leland]]), and Donald Pierce on Donald Sutherland ([[Film/{{Mash}} film version of Hawkeye Pierce]]).



* Before the movies, [[Comicbook/XMen Charles Xavier's]] bald head and thin eyebrows were reminiscent of Yul Brynner's distinct appearance. In several Comicbook/XMen books since the movies, though, Professor Xavier has noticeably been drawn more like Creator/PatrickStewart.

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* Before the movies, [[Comicbook/XMen [[ComicBook/XMen Charles Xavier's]] bald head and thin eyebrows were reminiscent of Yul Brynner's distinct appearance. In several Comicbook/XMen ComicBook/XMen books since the movies, though, Professor Xavier has noticeably been drawn more like Creator/PatrickStewart.



** On a non-X-Men Film Series note, Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson's Shadow King sounds exactly like Creator/FrankWelker's [[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Darkseid]][=/=][[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Soundwave]][=/=][[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]] voice.

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** On a non-X-Men non-''X-Men Film Series Series'' note, Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson's Shadow King sounds exactly like Creator/FrankWelker's [[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Darkseid]][=/=][[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Soundwave]][=/=][[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]] voice.
12th Jan '18 8:22:03 AM DaibhidC
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* In the illustrations for the short story "Peaceniks" in ''The Esential Book of Series/{{K9}}'', the character Starjakk is modelled, with permission, on the actor Vitas Varnas.
7th Jan '18 5:25:01 AM DaibhidC
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* ConversationalTroping by Phil Sandifer in ''TARDIS Eruditorum'' when [[http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/time-can-be-rewritten-6-the-dark-path-david-mcintee-virgin-books-march-1997/ discussing]] the ''Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures'' novel ''The Dark Path'' as though it was actually published in 1968, just to show why this doen't work. He notes that the Evil Member of the Doctor's Race who appears in the book is drawn on the cover to look like character actor Roger Delgado, suggesting [=McIntee=] had some casting ideas in mind when writing it.

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* ConversationalTroping by Phil Sandifer in ''TARDIS Eruditorum'' when [[http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/time-can-be-rewritten-6-the-dark-path-david-mcintee-virgin-books-march-1997/ discussing]] the ''Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures'' novel ''The Dark Path'' as though it was actually published in 1968, just to show why this doen't work. He notes that the Evil evil Member of the Doctor's Race (don't mention the Time Lords!) who appears in the book is drawn on the cover to look like character actor Roger Delgado, suggesting [=McIntee=] had some casting ideas in mind when writing it.
7th Jan '18 5:24:10 AM DaibhidC
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* ConversationalTroping by Phil Sandifer in ''TARDIS Eruditorum'' when discussing the ''Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures'' novel ''The Dark Path'' as though it was actually published in 1968, just to show why this doen't work. He notes that the "mysterious" Evil Member of the Doctor's Race who appears in the book is drawn on the cover to look like character actor Creator/RogerDelgado, suggesting [=McIntee=] had some casting ideas in mind when writing it.

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* ConversationalTroping by Phil Sandifer in ''TARDIS Eruditorum'' when discussing [[http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/time-can-be-rewritten-6-the-dark-path-david-mcintee-virgin-books-march-1997/ discussing]] the ''Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures'' novel ''The Dark Path'' as though it was actually published in 1968, just to show why this doen't work. He notes that the "mysterious" Evil Member of the Doctor's Race who appears in the book is drawn on the cover to look like character actor Creator/RogerDelgado, Roger Delgado, suggesting [=McIntee=] had some casting ideas in mind when writing it.
7th Jan '18 5:23:18 AM DaibhidC
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* ConversationalTroping by Phil Sandifer in ''TARDIS Eruditorum'' when discussing the ''Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures'' novel ''The Dark Path'' as though it was actually published in 1968, just to show why this doen't work. He notes that the "mysterious" Evil Member of the Doctor's Race who appears in the book is drawn on the cover to look like character actor Creator/RogerDelgado, suggesting [=McIntee=] had some casting ideas in mind when writing it.
31st Dec '17 11:51:32 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/BrianMichaelBendis's unused script for ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' actually calls for this, describing Archangel as "Music/KurtCobain-esque", Rogue as [[NoDoubt a teen Gwen Stefani]], ComicBook/{{Storm}} as either Erykah Badu or Music/LaurynHill, and Comicbook/{{Gambit}} as a devilish Leonardo look-a-like, probably referring to [[Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio DiCaprio.]] Beast's dad would supposedly look like MartinSheen.

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* Creator/BrianMichaelBendis's unused script for ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' actually calls for this, describing Archangel as "Music/KurtCobain-esque", Rogue as [[NoDoubt [[Music/NoDoubt a teen Gwen Stefani]], ComicBook/{{Storm}} as either Erykah Badu or Music/LaurynHill, and Comicbook/{{Gambit}} as a devilish Leonardo look-a-like, probably referring to [[Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio DiCaprio.]] Beast's dad would supposedly look like MartinSheen.
24th Dec '17 10:57:35 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/LaserSquad'' is guilty of this in the IBM PC version. The cutscenes exclusive to this version use trace-overs of various scenes and/or characters from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' for the Rebel Star team in the first level and the cyborgs in the second, while the team member portraits use various 1980s movie actors as facial sources - Lorenzo Lamas, Michael Biehn, Alec Baldwin, Rutger Hauer, Michael Ironside, John Hollis (who makes up the entire enemy squad in the second mission) and, surprisingly standing out from the rest of the list, ErrolFlynn. In a bit of HilariousInHindsight, there are also people looking like Creator/AdamBaldwin and Creator/VinDiesel as Riddick as he appears in the BatmanColdOpen of ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick''.

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* ''VideoGame/LaserSquad'' is guilty of this in the IBM PC version. The cutscenes exclusive to this version use trace-overs of various scenes and/or characters from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' for the Rebel Star team in the first level and the cyborgs in the second, while the team member portraits use various 1980s movie actors as facial sources - Lorenzo Lamas, Michael Biehn, Alec Baldwin, Rutger Hauer, Michael Ironside, John Hollis (who makes up the entire enemy squad in the second mission) and, surprisingly standing out from the rest of the list, ErrolFlynn.Creator/ErrolFlynn. In a bit of HilariousInHindsight, there are also people looking like Creator/AdamBaldwin and Creator/VinDiesel as Riddick as he appears in the BatmanColdOpen of ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick''.
5th Dec '17 11:12:25 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'': Betty was a composite of several celebrities such as Helen Kane and Creator/ClaraBow.
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