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13th Aug '16 10:07:37 AM Eagal
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* Two words: ''Creator/DingoPictures''.
25th Jul '16 3:19:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Skip Ltd.'' has Tao the dog. He's a dog with a black-and-white face, and he appears in various roles in Skip games--from the family pet in ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo'' to a lazy BigEater in ''CaptainRainbow.'' He even has a cameo in the Skip-developed WiiWare game ''SnowpackPark'' as the first mask you find! He was based on a real dog owned by the company founder, but the real dog, sadly, died in 2009. (He lives on in games, though.)
* HideoKojima likes to play with this.

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* ''Skip Ltd.'' has Tao the dog. He's a dog with a black-and-white face, and he appears in various roles in Skip games--from the family pet in ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo'' to a lazy BigEater in ''CaptainRainbow.'' He even has a cameo in the Skip-developed WiiWare game ''SnowpackPark'' ''VideoGame/SnowpackPark'' as the first mask you find! He was based on a real dog owned by the company founder, but the real dog, sadly, died in 2009. (He lives on in games, though.)
* HideoKojima Creator/HideoKojima likes to play with this.
22nd Jun '16 9:32:18 PM NWolfman
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** Quite a few HB shows did this. In some instances, model sheets of older characters were literally traced for new ones.
15th Jun '16 4:47:08 PM Pinokio
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* MobilePhoneGame ''Summoners War'' and ''Pocket Three Kingdoms'' both use the same character designs.
5th Jun '16 9:16:24 AM sorako
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* [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Before it was scrapped]], Creator/KenAkamatsu was hired to draw a manga of ''VideoGame/ThreadsOfFate''. A number of its character designs can be seen transmigrated to his manga ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Most obvious are Negi having elements of Rue, and Anya being a dead ringer for [[{{Tsundere}} Princess Mint]].
4th Jun '16 9:36:11 PM nombretomado
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* Game director Swery of ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' and ''VideoGame/SpyFiction'' does this with the character Forrest Kaysen, who always sports the same general appearance and name (although spellings may differ), starting from the PS2 game ''Extermination'' where all the computer systems are from Forrest Electronics. [[spoiler:Kaysen is also always evil and tends to die messy deaths.]]

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* Game director Swery of ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' and ''VideoGame/SpyFiction'' does this with the character Forrest Kaysen, who always sports the same general appearance and name (although spellings may differ), starting from the PS2 [=PS2=] game ''Extermination'' where all the computer systems are from Forrest Electronics. [[spoiler:Kaysen is also always evil and tends to die messy deaths.]]
4th Jun '16 9:25:24 AM sorako
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* In ''Manga/ZatchBell'', Dufaux, the bookreader of [[EvilTwin Zeon]], is an Expy of an unused design of Kiyomaro Takamine. Similarly, Ted bears a strong resemblance to one of the original designs of Gash.
2nd Jun '16 10:15:29 AM lavendermintrose
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** And then she did the new adaptation of ''Anime/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan''. It can be jarring how much her Arslan looks like Edward, particularly considering their drastically different personalities.
6th May '16 10:48:06 AM cartoonfan945
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* Takashi Yanase often did this with some of characters from both {{Franchise/Anpanman}} and Anime/MightyCatMaskedNiyandar. Some of these include:
**Ginko was based after Dokinchan, which was then carried over to Shiratama-san. (Which is HilariousInHindsight as Dokinchan has a crush on the latter.)



* HideoKojima likes to play with this. Meryl Silverburgh (a female soldier with a hidden feminine side) was originally a character from ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', but a younger version of her is also in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' as Snake's love interest. Pettrovich Madnar, a Russian mad scientist who develops robots, was ported from ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' to ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' and back again to ''VideoGame/MetalGear2''. Peter Stillman in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' was originally supposed to be Ed Brown from ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', but Kojima decided against it at the last moment (although their character designs and personalities remain extremely similar), and instead had Ed and his partner Jonathan as soldiers backing up Meryl in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. There's also Metal Gear itself, which is a huge nuclear robot in ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', gets ported to ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' as Gillian's sapient RobotBuddy, Metal Gear Mk. II, which was then taken back to its home canon in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' where it acts as backup for Snake, controlled by Otacon. To play into the joke, there's a sequence in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' in which Kojima dresses Snake up as Gillian.

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* HideoKojima likes to play with this.
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Meryl Silverburgh (a female soldier with a hidden feminine side) was originally a character from ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', but a younger version of her is also in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' as Snake's love interest. interest.
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Pettrovich Madnar, a Russian mad scientist who develops robots, was ported from ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' to ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' and back again to ''VideoGame/MetalGear2''. ''VideoGame/MetalGear2''.
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Peter Stillman in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' was originally supposed to be Ed Brown from ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', but Kojima decided against it at the last moment (although their character designs and personalities remain extremely similar), and instead had Ed and his partner Jonathan as soldiers backing up Meryl in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''.
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There's also Metal Gear itself, which is a huge nuclear robot in ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', gets ported to ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' as Gillian's sapient RobotBuddy, Metal Gear Mk. II, which was then taken back to its home canon in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' where it acts as backup for Snake, controlled by Otacon. To play into the joke, there's a sequence in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' in which Kojima dresses Snake up as Gillian.Gillian.
** Jonathan Ingram shares the same body as Gillian Seed. This is poked when Napoleon mentions this.
21st Apr '16 9:01:26 AM comicwriter
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* It's become common for the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies to reuse designs from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. For instance, Sarah Charles from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'' is just a PaletteSwap of Serling Roquette.

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* It's become common for the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies to reuse designs from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. For instance, Sarah Charles from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'' is just a PaletteSwap of Serling Roquette. Roquette, while Angela Chen from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans'' is just a slightly tweaked Catherine Cobert.
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