History Main / HistoricalDomainCharacter

3rd Jan '17 8:22:19 AM MisterApple
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Simply put, it's taking a well-known person from RealLife history and using this person as a character in a work. This does mean any work of that kind, whether it's HistoricalFiction, a HollywoodHistory story, or a [[ShownTheirWork well researched and accurate]] {{biopic}} of events. Needless to say, there isn't necessarily any similarity in personality between the real person and the character in the story. They may even be [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy classical composers were secretly sleeper agents for extraterrestrials]]. Whatever works.

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Simply put, it's taking a well-known person from RealLife history and using this person as a character in a work. This does mean any work of that kind, whether it's HistoricalFiction, a HollywoodHistory story, or a [[ShownTheirWork well researched and accurate]] {{biopic}} of events. Needless to say, there isn't necessarily any similarity in personality between the real person and the character in the story. They may even be [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy classical composers who were secretly sleeper agents for extraterrestrials]]. Whatever works.



** A subset of this is {{shipping}} said historical characters with the nations they rule over. UsefulNotes/Barack Obama, Prussia[=/=]UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat, France[=/=]UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc and England[=/=]UsefulNotes/ElizabethI are... ''quite'' popular among fanworkers.

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** A subset of this is {{shipping}} said historical characters with the nations they rule over. America[=/=] UsefulNotes/Barack Obama, Prussia[=/=]UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat, France[=/=]UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc and England[=/=]UsefulNotes/ElizabethI are... ''quite'' popular among fanworkers.



* While not the only anime set in the Bakumatsu period (and thus all characters are HistoricalDomainCharacter), ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is one of the few that completely reinvent/exagerate character traits (e.g. Saigo Takamori is a transvestite, Hijikata Toshizo is crazed abotu Mayonnaise, and Kondō Isami is a stalking gorilla). Also mixed in people that are far more legendary, such as Kintaro and Hyubei, and you have a crack manga.

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* While not the only anime set in the Bakumatsu period (and thus all characters are HistoricalDomainCharacter), ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is one of the few that completely reinvent/exagerate character traits (e.g. Saigo Takamori is a transvestite, Hijikata Toshizo is crazed abotu about Mayonnaise, and Kondō Isami is a stalking gorilla). Also mixed in people that are far more legendary, such as Kintaro and Hyubei, and you have a crack manga.
31st Dec '16 7:51:18 PM Xtifr
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* Creator/AlanTuring

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* Creator/AlanTuringUsefulNotes/AlanTuring
27th Dec '16 1:20:34 PM Salyavin1979
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* ''Podcast/TheSpringheelSaga'' features numerous well-known personages such as UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington, UsefulNotes/BenjaminDisraeli and UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria, as well as more obscure figures involved in the actual Spring-Heeled Jack case, including victims Lucy Scales, Jane Alsop and Mary Stevens, main suspect Thomas Millbank and magistrate, Mr. Hardwick. Series 2's UnreliableNarrator and {{Sidekick}}, James Malcolm Rymer, was the real-life creator of ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' and ''Theatre/SweeneyTodd''.
27th Dec '16 1:09:47 PM Xtifr
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* Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar

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* Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesarUsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar
16th Dec '16 9:42:32 AM Rhodes7
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* ''Series/{{Medici}}'' being a historical fiction thriller, has many.
14th Nov '16 10:28:58 PM Random888
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* Grand Duchess Anastasia and her grandmother from the 1950s film ''Anastasia'' and its [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} animated remake]].

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* Grand Duchess Anastasia and her grandmother from the 1950s film ''Anastasia'' ''{{Film/Anastasia}}'' and its [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} animated remake]].
12th Nov '16 6:15:49 PM nombretomado
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* Several appear in the novels of JTEdson. UsefulNotes/CalamityJane got her own series, and Belle Starr plays a major role in several novels. Outlaw John Wesley Hardin and CattleBaron Charles Goodnight play significant roles in individual novels.

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* Several appear in the novels of JTEdson.Creator/JTEdson. UsefulNotes/CalamityJane got her own series, and Belle Starr plays a major role in several novels. Outlaw John Wesley Hardin and CattleBaron Charles Goodnight play significant roles in individual novels.
10th Nov '16 10:08:09 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Ryuji and Yusuke have real people as their eponymous Personas - William Kidd from the UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy and UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon, respectively.
26th Oct '16 5:35:33 AM MarqFJA
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* {{Jesus}}

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* {{Jesus}}UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}
26th Oct '16 4:58:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Aquila}}'': Queen UsefulNotes/{{Boudica}} and Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Nero}} appear as major characters.
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