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28th Jun '16 9:18:54 PM UrthWyrm
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* Oddjob from the Franchise/JamesBond film ''{{Film/Goldfinger}}'' was so popular that actor Harold Sakata got several more roles as taciturn thugs wearing black bowler hats and suits.
28th Jun '16 4:16:24 PM Drope
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* TheScrooge ([[Literature/AChristmasCarol Ebenezer Scrooge]])
25th Jun '16 9:07:11 PM nanakiro
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* ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'''s popularity saw a rise in overbite-ridden, overzealous mustachioed showmen a la Iyami, down to their own use of his famous "Sheeeh!" pose or something like it.
16th Jun '16 9:14:51 AM Noah1
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* ByronicHero (Creator/LordByron, versions that act as TheRival to TheHero tend to draw from [[Franchise/DragonBall Vegeta]] and/or [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba]])


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* StockShonenHero ([[Franchise/DragonBall Goku]])
13th Jun '16 7:14:58 PM PaulA
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* ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes''. The inspiration for hundreds of [[DefectiveDetective eccentric private detectives]] in all kinds of settings, many of them explicit expies, to the extent that from the time he became popular until ''Trent's Last Case'' {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed the type in 1913, it was well-nigh impossible to find a GreatDetective who ''didn't'' rip him off, or, for that matter, a crime-solver who wasn't at least a parody of a GreatDetective. Several characters inspired by Holmes have become distinctive popular characters in their own right, including Gregory Series/{{House}} and Franchise/{{Batman}}. Though Holmes himself is an Expy of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's Auguste Dupin (by Conan Doyle's own admission), so Dupin could be said to be the true source.

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* ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes''. The inspiration for hundreds of [[DefectiveDetective eccentric private detectives]] in all kinds of settings, many of them explicit expies, to the extent that from the time he became popular until ''Trent's Last Case'' {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed the type in 1913, it was well-nigh impossible to find a GreatDetective who ''didn't'' rip him off, or, for that matter, a crime-solver who wasn't at least a parody of a GreatDetective. Several characters inspired by Holmes have become distinctive popular characters in their own right, including [[Series/{{House}} Gregory Series/{{House}} House]] and Franchise/{{Batman}}. Though Holmes himself is an Expy of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's Auguste Dupin Literature/CAugusteDupin (by Conan Doyle's own admission), so Dupin could be said to be the true source.
11th Jun '16 8:19:20 PM lilysakura220
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* Another Shonen Jump starter was ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'''s [[FallenHero Sensui]]. Before him there were just ArrogantKungFuGuy and SmugSnake [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] villains in anime/manga, then with his extremely suave persuasions, [[VillainSue extremely broken]] ([[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds in more ways]] [[AlasPoorVillain than one]]) [[StoryBreakerPower abilities]] and able to turn [[GambitRoulette every little mishap to his advantage]], is what defines today's anime/manga (particularly {{Shonen}}) villains. Just ask Madara of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Blackbeard of ''Manga/OnePiece'', Byakuran of ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', Naraku of ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', and Father of ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist''. Though Sensui has some more traditionally ''direct'' (as in, based directly on ''him'' in particular and not just the type of overpowered shounen AntiVillain he created) expies as well- ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' gives us [[FillerVillain Jin]], Aizen, Kariya, Ginjo ([[ExaggeratedTrope Ginjo to the extent that if you just put a bindi on his forehead]] ''[[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals he looks exactly like Sensui were Kubo Tite to draw him]]''), and Ulquiorra (his R1 and R2 transformations during his fight against Ichigo), ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has Chrollo (unsurprisingly, from a manga by [[Creator/YoshihiroTogashi the same author]]), ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Pain (his background and his powers such as the six paths of pain relating to Sensui's multiple personalities), and ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' has Homura.

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* Another Shonen Jump starter was ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'''s [[FallenHero Sensui]]. Before him there were just ArrogantKungFuGuy and SmugSnake [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] villains in anime/manga, then with his extremely suave persuasions, [[VillainSue extremely broken]] ([[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds in more ways]] [[AlasPoorVillain than one]]) [[StoryBreakerPower abilities]] and able to turn [[GambitRoulette every little mishap to his advantage]], is what defines today's anime/manga (particularly {{Shonen}}) villains. Just ask Madara of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Blackbeard of ''Manga/OnePiece'', Byakuran of ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', Naraku of ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', and Father of ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist''.''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Though Sensui has some more traditionally ''direct'' (as in, based directly on ''him'' in particular and not just the type of overpowered shounen AntiVillain he created) expies as well- ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' gives us [[FillerVillain Jin]], Aizen, Kariya, Ginjo ([[ExaggeratedTrope Ginjo to the extent that if you just put a bindi on his forehead]] ''[[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals he looks exactly like Sensui were Kubo Tite to draw him]]''), and Ulquiorra (his R1 and R2 transformations during his fight against Ichigo), ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has Chrollo (unsurprisingly, from a manga by [[Creator/YoshihiroTogashi the same author]]), ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Pain (his background and his powers such as the six paths of pain relating to Sensui's multiple personalities), and ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' has Homura.



** Yugi, or better Atem, is a role-model for many other protagonist, by being a rather short (or simply not being tall), using a wide variety of monsters with his ace having 2500 ATK, having crazy AnimeHair and use magical powers to win the duel even if they actually defie the rules. They are all almost {{Invincible Hero}}es and they tend to have {{Spiritual Advisor}}s residing within their bodies.

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** Yugi, or better Atem, is a role-model for many other protagonist, by being a rather short (or simply not being tall), using a wide variety of monsters with his ace having 2500 ATK, having crazy AnimeHair and use magical powers to win the duel even if they actually defie defy the rules. They are all almost {{Invincible Hero}}es and they tend to have {{Spiritual Advisor}}s residing within their bodies.


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* ''{{Anime/Free}}'' turned out to be so popular, there seems to be an expy of main character Haruka Nanase appearing in every sports anime since. This has gone through a bit of MemeticMutation, with fans calling any Haruka expy that appears "X Haru", with the X representing what sport the anime centers around. [[{{Manga/Haikyuu}} Volleyball Haru]], [[VisualNovel/PrinceOfStride Running Haru]], [[Manga/YowamushiPedal Bike Haru]] the list goes on.
22nd May '16 12:28:32 PM Jackpatkinson4
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* BatmanParody ({{Franchise/Batman}})
20th May '16 2:05:48 PM Drope
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* TheWonka ([[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]])

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* TheWonka TheWonka, CharlieAndTheChocolateParody ([[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]])
20th May '16 2:05:02 PM Drope
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* CharlieAndTheChocolateParody ([[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]], if TheWonka is present)


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* TheWonka ([[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]])
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