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24th Jun '16 6:05:06 AM DrFraud
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* ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogAndTheSiliconWarriors'' features a plot where Tails is sucked into a computer world and Dr Robotnik is using video game characters to conquer the world so there are lots of these. The pair are attacked by attacked by [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}}large falling blocks (that come in L, S and I shapes) that fuse together]], a [[VideoGame/{{Pacman}} large yellow sphere with a split in the middle, like a mouth, that makes electronic gulping sounds]], a [[VideoGame/StreetFighter blond fighter in a red karate suit and a black haired blue costumed female called "Chin Lie"]] sonic recognizes the latter as being from "Road Warrior Two".

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* ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogAndTheSiliconWarriors'' features a plot where Tails is sucked into a computer world and Dr Robotnik is using video game characters to conquer the world so there are lots of these. The pair are attacked by attacked by [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}}large falling blocks (that come in L, S and I shapes) that fuse together]], a [[VideoGame/{{Pacman}} large yellow sphere with a split in the middle, like a mouth, that makes electronic gulping sounds]], a [[VideoGame/StreetFighter blond fighter in a red karate suit and a black haired blue costumed female called "Chin Lie"]] sonic recognizes the latter as being from "Road Warrior Two".
15th Jun '16 8:09:13 AM erforce
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* The ending results screen for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'' shows [[VideoGame/EarthwormJim Earthworm Jim's blaster]] and [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic's shoes]] lying discarded by a trash can with a sign that says "[[TakeThat No Hopers]]".

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* The ending results screen for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' shows [[VideoGame/EarthwormJim Earthworm Jim's blaster]] and [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic's shoes]] lying discarded by a trash can with a sign that says "[[TakeThat No Hopers]]".
25th May '16 1:53:20 AM CaptainTedium
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** There's a character in the Star Wars comics who wears a disguise that makes him look like Harlock, as well.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Knock It Off", has the villain of the episode sell Powerpuff Girls knockoffs to Japan and when he does, the camera pans to find expies of Anime/GreatMazinger, Manga/GetterRobo, and Series/{{Ultraman}} bowing their heads in defeat, along with a giant, face always obscured somehow, Wally Gator. Another episode features a montage of The Mayor calling the girls to stop various crimes, including a bank being robbed y "two barefoot criminals" resembling [[TheFlintstones Fred and Barney]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Knock It Off", has the villain of the episode sell Powerpuff Girls knockoffs to Japan and when he does, the camera pans to find expies of Anime/GreatMazinger, Manga/GetterRobo, and Series/{{Ultraman}} bowing their heads in defeat, along with a giant, face always obscured somehow, Wally Gator. Another episode features a montage of The Mayor calling the girls to stop various crimes, including a bank being robbed y by "two barefoot criminals" resembling [[TheFlintstones Fred and Barney]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' may be an aversion, as the series has a history of plagiarizing other works. One episode featured a blatant copy of Mrs. Potts from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', while another featured the ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' in a mean-spirited TakeThat towards Nickelodeon. The episode "Missing" features a barely-remixed version of the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' theme song, with the characters directly quoting lyrics from the original version ''shamelessly''. The series also tends to steal plots from other, better-liked Cartoon Network series such as ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''. In closing, how the creators haven't been sued yet for plagiarism is a mystery.
25th May '16 1:43:13 AM erforce
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* While ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'' normally uses [[BlandNameProduct Bland Name Cars]], ''VideoGame/BurnoutParadise'' has the Legendary Cars DLC pack, which has four cars inspired by famous cars from films and television: [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Hunter Cavalry Bootlegger]] (complete with Dixie Horn), the [[Series/KnightRider Carson GT Nighthawk]], the [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Hunter Manhattan Spirit]], and the [[Film/BackToTheFuture Jansen P12 88 Special]]. [[BadassAdorable Toy]] versions of these cars are also unlockable in the Big Surf Island DLC.
** ''Burnout 3'' also had [[Series/TheATeam The B-Team]] van, and the first lorry you get in crash mode [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} has a particular disguise to it.]]

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* While ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'' normally uses [[BlandNameProduct Bland Name Cars]], ''VideoGame/BurnoutParadise'' has the Legendary Cars DLC pack, which has four cars inspired by famous cars from films and television: [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Hunter Cavalry Bootlegger]] (complete with Dixie Horn), the [[Series/KnightRider Carson GT Nighthawk]], the [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Hunter Manhattan Spirit]], and the [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Jansen P12 88 Special]]. [[BadassAdorable Toy]] versions of these cars are also unlockable in the Big Surf Island DLC.
** ''Burnout 3'' ''VideoGame/Burnout3Takedown'' also had [[Series/TheATeam The B-Team]] van, and the first lorry you get in crash mode [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} has a particular disguise to it.]]
21st May '16 1:58:04 PM erforce
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** The Ghostbusters made a rather extensive appearance during the ''Comicbook/{{Inferno}}'' storyline during Claremont's run of Uncanny X-Men, then appeared again when Comicbook/{{Jubilee}} was introduced. One notable change is that the Ghostbusters' secretary, Janine, was a member of the group.

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** The Ghostbusters Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} made a rather extensive appearance during the ''Comicbook/{{Inferno}}'' storyline during Claremont's run of Uncanny X-Men, ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen'', then appeared again when Comicbook/{{Jubilee}} was introduced. One notable change is that the Ghostbusters' secretary, Janine, was a member of the group.



* While ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'' normally uses [[BlandNameProduct Bland Name Cars]], ''VideoGame/BurnoutParadise'' has the Legendary Cars DLC pack, which has four cars inspired by famous cars from films and television: [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Hunter Cavalry Bootlegger]] (complete with Dixie Horn), the [[Series/KnightRider Carson GT Nighthawk]], the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Hunter Manhattan Spirit]], and the [[Film/BackToTheFuture Jansen P12 88 Special]]. [[BadassAdorable Toy]] versions of these cars are also unlockable in the Big Surf Island DLC.

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* While ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'' normally uses [[BlandNameProduct Bland Name Cars]], ''VideoGame/BurnoutParadise'' has the Legendary Cars DLC pack, which has four cars inspired by famous cars from films and television: [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Hunter Cavalry Bootlegger]] (complete with Dixie Horn), the [[Series/KnightRider Carson GT Nighthawk]], the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Hunter Manhattan Spirit]], and the [[Film/BackToTheFuture Jansen P12 88 Special]]. [[BadassAdorable Toy]] versions of these cars are also unlockable in the Big Surf Island DLC.
19th May '16 11:22:48 PM BNSF1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' may be an aversion, as the series has a history of plagiarizing other works. One episode featured a blatant copy of Mrs. Potts from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', while another featured the ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' in a mean-spirited TakeThat towards Nickelodeon. The episode "Missing" features a barely-remixed version of the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' theme song, with the characters directly quoting lyrics from the original version ''shamelessly''. The series also tends to steal plots from other, better-liked Cartoon Network series such as ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''. In closing, how the creators haven't been sued yet for plagiarism is a mystery.
18th May '16 2:14:57 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The situation was parodied on ''NightCourt'' with a CaptainErsatz who faced the same exact dilemma.

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** The situation was parodied on ''NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' with a CaptainErsatz who faced the same exact dilemma.
11th May '16 9:42:33 AM GlassRain
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* In ''Assassin's Guild'' oneshot issue of ''Comicbook/ThePunisher'', the titular AntiHero guns down thinly-disguised counterparts of Manga/LupinIII and his gang.
* Throughout ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'', Jesse Custer has a spirit advisor called The Duke, who is clearly meant to be John Wayne but never explicitly referred to as such and always drawn with face in shadow. However, his father, John Custer, is shown and referred to as meeting the flesh-and-blood John Wayne while serving in Vietnam. Also, in issue #53, Jesse gives a lift to a fat, aging Elvis (this one's a lot harder to identify, but it's definitely him). Plus there's the sequence where Herr Starr meets (and insults) a number of unnamed world leaders - we only see Starr's face, but can identify who he's addressing by the insult (e.g. "You've got a girl's haircut, Colonel.")

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* In ''Assassin's Guild'' oneshot one-shot issue of ''Comicbook/ThePunisher'', the titular AntiHero guns down thinly-disguised counterparts of Manga/LupinIII and his gang.
* Throughout ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'', Jesse Custer has a spirit advisor adviser called The Duke, who is clearly meant to be John Wayne but never explicitly referred to as such and always drawn with face in shadow. However, his father, John Custer, is shown and referred to as meeting the flesh-and-blood John Wayne while serving in Vietnam. Also, in issue #53, Jesse gives a lift to a fat, aging Elvis (this one's a lot harder to identify, but it's definitely him). Plus there's the sequence where Herr Starr meets (and insults) a number of unnamed world leaders - we only see Starr's face, but can identify who he's addressing by the insult (e.g. "You've got a girl's haircut, Colonel.")



* ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogAndTheSiliconWarriors'' features a plot where Tails is sucked into a computer world and Dr Robotnik is using videogame characters to conquer the world so there are lots of these. The pair are attacked by attacked by [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}}large falling blocks (that come in L, S and I shapes) that fuse together]], a [[VideoGame/{{Pacman}} large yellow sphere with a split in the middle, like a mouth, that makes electronic gulping sounds]], a [[VideoGame/StreetFighter blond fighter in a red karate suit and a black haired blue costumed female called "Chin Lie"]] sonic recognizes the latter as being from "Road Warrior Two".

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* ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogAndTheSiliconWarriors'' features a plot where Tails is sucked into a computer world and Dr Robotnik is using videogame video game characters to conquer the world so there are lots of these. The pair are attacked by attacked by [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}}large falling blocks (that come in L, S and I shapes) that fuse together]], a [[VideoGame/{{Pacman}} large yellow sphere with a split in the middle, like a mouth, that makes electronic gulping sounds]], a [[VideoGame/StreetFighter blond fighter in a red karate suit and a black haired blue costumed female called "Chin Lie"]] sonic recognizes the latter as being from "Road Warrior Two".



* The first print versions of ''[[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} The Revenge of Shinobi]]'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis featured Franchise/SpiderMan, Franchise/{{Batman}}, The Franchise/{{Terminator}}, and Franchise/{{Godzilla}} as some of Joe Musashi's adversaries. To avoid any potential lawsuits, Sega released a revision of the game which replaces Godzilla with a metal skeletal dinosaur and Batman with a Manga/Devilman like creature Spider-Man was kept as an official cameo (with a new copyrights screen acknowledging Marvel Comics' ownership of the character), since Sega had the Spider-Man license for a couple of other games (namely the ''Spider-Man'' arcade game and the Genesis game ''Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin''). In the Virtual Console rerelease, Spider-Man is now colored pink (Due to Sega losing the rights to use Spider-Man to Activision). Ironically, The Terminator has appeared in all versions of ''The Revenge of Shinobi''.

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* The first print versions of ''[[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} The Revenge of Shinobi]]'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis featured Franchise/SpiderMan, Franchise/{{Batman}}, The Franchise/{{Terminator}}, and Franchise/{{Godzilla}} as some of Joe Musashi's adversaries. To avoid any potential lawsuits, Sega released a revision of the game which replaces Godzilla with a metal skeletal dinosaur and Batman with a Manga/Devilman like creature Spider-Man was kept as an official cameo (with a new copyrights screen acknowledging Marvel Comics' ownership of the character), since Sega had the Spider-Man license for a couple of other games (namely the ''Spider-Man'' arcade game and the Genesis game ''Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin''). In the Virtual Console rerelease, re-release, Spider-Man is now colored pink (Due to Sega losing the rights to use Spider-Man to Activision). Ironically, The Terminator has appeared in all versions of ''The Revenge of Shinobi''.



** And then there's the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' summon, Hades. Who is a skeleton wearing a hooded robe that curses the opponents with the fumes from a giant kettle... And in an anazing display of complete disregard to subtlety, the attack is called "[[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Black Cauldron]]"...

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** And then there's the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' summon, Hades. Who is a skeleton wearing a hooded robe that curses the opponents with the fumes from a giant kettle... And in an anazing amazing display of complete disregard to subtlety, the attack is called "[[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Black Cauldron]]"...



* Meet ''Webcomic/WeaponBrown''. The comic that is literally constructed wholesale out of this trope. Whether it be the main characters [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Chuck "Weapon" Brown and his dog Snoop]], the [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} pointy-heared CEO of 'The Syndicate']], [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes CALv1.n and HOBS]], or the currently unknown-in-name alliance of characters including {{ComicStrip/Pop|eye}}s, [[ComicStrip/PrinceValiant Val]], and [[ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie the blind Annie]], you can be sure that you can easily recognise everybody, provided you're learned enough in your newspaper comics.

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* Meet ''Webcomic/WeaponBrown''. The comic that is literally constructed wholesale out of this trope. Whether it be the main characters [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Chuck "Weapon" Brown and his dog Snoop]], the [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} pointy-heared pointy-haired CEO of 'The Syndicate']], [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes CALv1.n and HOBS]], or the currently unknown-in-name alliance of characters including {{ComicStrip/Pop|eye}}s, [[ComicStrip/PrinceValiant Val]], and [[ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie the blind Annie]], you can be sure that you can easily recognise everybody, provided you're learned enough in your newspaper comics.



* ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' does this with background characters, given names in the transcripts like [[http://leifandthorn.com/comic/leaves-that-are-green-1021/ not!]][[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Touga]], [[http://leifandthorn.com/comic/vampire-masquerade-1066/ not!]][[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]], and [[http://leifandthorn.com/comic/vampire-masquerade-1066/ not!]][[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella]].



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Knock It Off", has the villain of the episode sell Powerpuff Girls knockoffs to Japan and when he does, the camera pans to find expies of Anime/GreatMazinger, Manga/GetterRobo, and Series/{{Ultraman}} bowing their heads in defeat, along with a giant, face always obscured somehow, Wally Gator. Another episode features a montage of The Mayor calling the girls to stop various crimes, includinga bank being robbed y "two barefoot criminals" resembling [[TheFlintstones Fred and Barney]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Knock It Off", has the villain of the episode sell Powerpuff Girls knockoffs to Japan and when he does, the camera pans to find expies of Anime/GreatMazinger, Manga/GetterRobo, and Series/{{Ultraman}} bowing their heads in defeat, along with a giant, face always obscured somehow, Wally Gator. Another episode features a montage of The Mayor calling the girls to stop various crimes, includinga including a bank being robbed y "two barefoot criminals" resembling [[TheFlintstones Fred and Barney]].
2nd May '16 2:32:41 PM Cavery210
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* The first print versions of ''[[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} The Revenge of Shinobi]]'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis featured Franchise/SpiderMan, Franchise/{{Batman}}, The Franchise/{{Terminator}}, and Franchise/{{Godzilla}} as some of Joe Musashi's adversaries. To avoid any potential lawsuits, Sega released a revision of the game which replaces Godzilla with a metal skeletal dinosaur and Batman with a winged bat-like creature. Spider-Man was kept as an official cameo (with a new copyrights screen acknowledging Marvel Comics' ownership of the character), since Sega had the Spider-Man license for a couple of other games (namely the ''Spider-Man'' arcade game and the Genesis game ''Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin''). In the Virtual Console rerelease, Spider-Man is now colored pink (Due to Sega losing the rights to use Spider-Man to Activision). Ironically, The Terminator has appeared in all versions of ''The Revenge of Shinobi''.

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* The first print versions of ''[[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} The Revenge of Shinobi]]'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis featured Franchise/SpiderMan, Franchise/{{Batman}}, The Franchise/{{Terminator}}, and Franchise/{{Godzilla}} as some of Joe Musashi's adversaries. To avoid any potential lawsuits, Sega released a revision of the game which replaces Godzilla with a metal skeletal dinosaur and Batman with a winged bat-like creature. Manga/Devilman like creature Spider-Man was kept as an official cameo (with a new copyrights screen acknowledging Marvel Comics' ownership of the character), since Sega had the Spider-Man license for a couple of other games (namely the ''Spider-Man'' arcade game and the Genesis game ''Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin''). In the Virtual Console rerelease, Spider-Man is now colored pink (Due to Sega losing the rights to use Spider-Man to Activision). Ironically, The Terminator has appeared in all versions of ''The Revenge of Shinobi''.
25th Apr '16 9:16:55 PM Pegase
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* The titular game in the ''Westernanimation/Batman Beyond'' episode "Sentries of the Last Cosmos" is clearly modeled off of the Star Wars franchise. The "save the distant universe" like plot, the rabid fanboys, and their lightsaber-like flaming swords are subtle enough, but the villain du jour is straight up wearing jedi robes, and has the hood up for the climax like Emperor Palpatine. To seal the deal there is this gem of dialogue:

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* The titular game in the ''Westernanimation/Batman Beyond'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Sentries of the Last Cosmos" is clearly modeled off of the Star Wars franchise. The "save the distant universe" like game plot, the rabid fanboys, imposing armor for the "sentries," and their lightsaber-like flaming swords are subtle enough, but relatively generic enough. However, there is no way of getting around the fact that the villain du jour is straight up wearing jedi robes, robes and furthermore has the hood up for the climax like Emperor Palpatine. To seal the deal there is this gem of dialogue:
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