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21st Oct '17 4:40:13 PM GrammarNavi
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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 UsefulNotes/WiiWare game ''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.)

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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.''VideoGame/CaptainRainbow.'' He even has a cameo in the Skip-developed UsefulNotes/WiiWare game ''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.)
18th Oct '17 12:35:12 PM X2X
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[[caption-width-right:350:Hmmmmm...sensing a trend here, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_(company) August.]] [[labelnote:From L-R]]Oyaji from ''Binary Pot''; Howard Harvest from ''Princess Holiday: Korogaru Ringo Tei Sen'ya Ichiya''; Genzou Shibugaki from ''Tsuki wa Higashi ni, Hi wa Nishi ni: Operation Sanctuary''[[/labelnote]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Hmmmmm...sensing Sensing a trend here, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_(company) August.]] [[labelnote:From L-R]]Oyaji from ''Binary Pot''; Howard Harvest from ''Princess Holiday: Korogaru Ringo Tei Sen'ya Ichiya''; Genzou Shibugaki from ''Tsuki wa Higashi ni, Hi wa Nishi ni: Operation Sanctuary''[[/labelnote]]]]
18th Oct '17 12:34:54 PM X2X
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[[caption-width-right:350:Hmmmmm...sensing a trend here, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_(company) August]].[[labelnote:From L-R]]Oyaji from ''Binary Pot''; Howard Harvest from ''Princess Holiday: Korogaru Ringo Tei Sen'ya Ichiya''; Genzou Shibugaki from ''Tsuki wa Higashi ni, Hi wa Nishi ni: Operation Sanctuary''[[/labelnote]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Hmmmmm...sensing a trend here, [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_(company) August]].August.]] [[labelnote:From L-R]]Oyaji from ''Binary Pot''; Howard Harvest from ''Princess Holiday: Korogaru Ringo Tei Sen'ya Ichiya''; Genzou Shibugaki from ''Tsuki wa Higashi ni, Hi wa Nishi ni: Operation Sanctuary''[[/labelnote]]]]



* Creator/TetsuyaNomura reuses designs occasionally. Sora (from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''), Lann (from ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy'') and his version of Onion Knight (from ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'') follow a similar template (Sora himself is a variation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s Cloud but InTheStyleOf WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse). Axel (from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'') is a variation on Reno from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', and Nomura has made it clear that he considers them equivalents of one another, although not literally the same character.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_(Company)]], a company that does {{NSFW}} {{Visual Novel}}s does this, as demonstrated in the page image.
* The earlier versions of Lightning from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' used the same face model that had been used for Cloud in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: Anime/AdventChildren'', but with slightly softer lines, more arched eyebrows and a rounder eye shape (to say nothing of the lipgloss and mascara). While this is intentional (Lightning was intended to resemble a gender-flipped Cloud), both characters [[DivergentCharacterEvolution diverge from this template]] in their later appearances, and the ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' Lightning and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' Cloud look somewhat more different.

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* Creator/TetsuyaNomura reuses designs occasionally. Sora (from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''), Lann (from ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy'') and his version of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII Onion Knight Knight]] (from ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'') follow a similar template (Sora himself is a variation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s Cloud but InTheStyleOf WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse). Axel (from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'') is a variation on Reno from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', and Nomura has made it clear that he considers them equivalents of one another, although not literally the same character.
* [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_(Company)]], org/wiki/August_(company) August,]] a company that does {{NSFW}} {{Visual Novel}}s Japanese {{visual novel}} studio (whose works are [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]), does this, as demonstrated in the page image.
* The earlier versions of Lightning from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' used the same face model that had been used for [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: Anime/AdventChildren'', ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', but with slightly softer lines, more arched eyebrows and a rounder eye shape (to say nothing of the lipgloss and mascara). While this is intentional (Lightning ([[DistaffCounterpart Lightning was intended to resemble a gender-flipped Cloud), Cloud]]), both characters [[DivergentCharacterEvolution diverge from this template]] in their later appearances, and the ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' Lightning and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' Cloud look somewhat more different.
2nd Oct '17 5:07:22 AM jormis29
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* Some of the demons's designs in ''WebComic/MyBestFriendMarneao'' were previously used in ''Sea Snail Studio's'' other work, ''Salvatore''. According to ''[[WordOfGod El Autor]]'' in his twitter, they are actors, similar to [[Creator/OsamuTezuka Tezuka's]] famous star system

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* Some of the demons's designs in ''WebComic/MyBestFriendMarneao'' were previously used in ''Sea Snail Studio's'' Creator/SeaSnailStudio's other work, ''Salvatore''. According to ''[[WordOfGod [[WordOfGod El Autor]]'' Autor]] in his twitter, they are actors, similar to [[Creator/OsamuTezuka Tezuka's]] famous star system
21st Sep '17 6:06:28 AM jormis29
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* Boichi from ''Manga/SunKenRock'' has three main actors, Kitano Ken, Tae Seo and the same actress for every girl, this becomes particulary hilarious when you compare Ken to [[Manga/DrStone Senkuu]]. And even more hilarious when you compare Ken to [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash]] in the [[DistantFinale Lost Plant]] one-shot, whom Ken is an {{Expy}}. Check the other Boichi works and you'll see even more examples.

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* Boichi Creator/{{Boichi}} from ''Manga/SunKenRock'' has three main actors, Kitano Ken, Tae Seo and the same actress for every girl, this becomes particulary hilarious when you compare Ken to [[Manga/DrStone Senkuu]]. And even more hilarious when you compare Ken to [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash]] in the [[DistantFinale Lost Plant]] one-shot, whom Ken is an {{Expy}}. Check the other Boichi works and you'll see even more examples.
10th Sep '17 10:25:48 AM nombretomado
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* European MickeyMouse comics do this in-Universe. Several comics are about {{Goofy}} telling Mickey about his draft for his new novel (Goofy is an amateur writer in those comics), in which the main character [[AuthorAvatar always looks like Goofy]], his sidekick or occasional DecoyProtagonist always looks like Mickey, and if there is going to be a villain, he will look like {{Pete}}.

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* European MickeyMouse comics do this in-Universe. Several comics are about {{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} telling Mickey about his draft for his new novel (Goofy is an amateur writer in those comics), in which the main character [[AuthorAvatar always looks like Goofy]], his sidekick or occasional DecoyProtagonist always looks like Mickey, and if there is going to be a villain, he will look like {{Pete}}.
18th Aug '17 10:02:00 PM cheril59
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* Pos from ''WesternAnimation/SkippyAdventuresInBushtown'' is the same duplicate and voice as Slick from ''WesternAnimation/BlinkyBill''.
** Even a whole bunch of minor characters have the same character designs from ''BlinkyBill''.
17th Aug '17 3:58:27 AM jormis29
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* Game director Swery of ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'', ''VideoGame/SpyFiction'' and ''Videogame/{{D4}}'' 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 [[Creator/Swery65 Swery]] of ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'', ''VideoGame/SpyFiction'' and ''Videogame/{{D4}}'' 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.]]
3rd Aug '17 2:45:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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** [[Anime/QueenEmeraldas Emeraldas]][=/=][[GalaxyExpress999 Maetel]]- Visually, they stand as the archetype for nearly... scratch that - ''every one'' of Matsumoto's female actresses, period. Scenes involving more than three of Matsumoto's females often leads to insane confusion, at no fault to Emeraldas and/or Maetel themselves. Some installments go as far as to declare them (twin) sisters.

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** [[Anime/QueenEmeraldas Emeraldas]][=/=][[GalaxyExpress999 Emeraldas]][=/=][[Manga/GalaxyExpress999 Maetel]]- Visually, they stand as the archetype for nearly... scratch that - ''every one'' of Matsumoto's female actresses, period. Scenes involving more than three of Matsumoto's females often leads to insane confusion, at no fault to Emeraldas and/or Maetel themselves. Some installments go as far as to declare them (twin) sisters.
31st Jul '17 6:53:33 AM CosmicFerret
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** Comparing ''Franchise/DragonBall'', ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' and ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' character designs reveals many similar "archetypes" reminiscent of Android 18, Bulma, Gohan, Pan, Trunks, the Nameks, etc. There are similar designs for characters who are fat or short and have a thick chin or mustache, heroes who wear goggles or a headband, heroes with long spiky hair, young male or female heroes, aliens, dragons, devil characters. The hero of ''Kenshin Dragon Quest'' doesn't look too different from his ancestor Roto. The heroes of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'' and ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' look similar. There are about four or five types of faces for female characters.

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** Comparing ''Franchise/DragonBall'', ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' character designs reveals many similar "archetypes" reminiscent of Android 18, Bulma, Gohan, Pan, Trunks, the Nameks, etc. There are similar designs for characters who are fat or short and have a thick chin or mustache, heroes who wear goggles or a headband, heroes with long spiky hair, young male or female heroes, aliens, dragons, devil characters. The hero of ''Kenshin Dragon Quest'' doesn't look too different from his ancestor Roto. The heroes of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'' and ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' look similar. There are about four or five types of faces for female characters.
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