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19th May '17 6:55:17 AM Earriorwatcher
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19th May '17 6:54:02 AM Earriorwatcher
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* ''Literature/Worm'' has a number of SI fics. Many of them run off one CYOA or another, where a [[AlienSpaceBats ROB]] forces the writer to live through their CYOA build.
** Played amazingly well by authors in ''FanFic/CoOpMode'', as many of the readers would attest that part of the story's charm is in how James is unfailingly a teenager in all senses of the word, fitting into the Worm-verse almost seamlessly, especially with the barest hints of about his [[DysfunctionalFamily home]]...
*** Considering that in this story, James is unaware of his own existence as an AuthorAvatar (having no memories other than the ones he has since being born in the Worm-verse), there is little question.
** Played absolutely straight in ''FanFic/{{Security}}'', where author Michael Allen begins writing a self insert fic about an overweight security guard at Winslow, only to find himself living it. The characterization is solid, and it's amazing how far a BadassNormal can go in this world with foreknowledge, [[EngineeredPublicConfession two tape recorders]], and sheer ''chutzpah''.



* Played amazingly well by authors in ''FanFic/CoOpMode'', as many of the readers would attest that part of the story's charm is in how James is unfailingly a teenager in all senses of the word, fitting into the Worm-verse almost seamlessly, especially with the barest hints of about his [[DysfunctionalFamily home]]...
** Considering that in this story, James is unaware of his own existence as an AuthorAvatar (having no memories other than the ones he has since being born in the Worm-verse), there is little question.
* Played absolutely straight in ''FanFic/{{Security}}'', where author Michael Allen begins writing a self insert fic about an overweight security guard at Winslow, only to find himself living it. The characterization is solid, and it's amazing how far a BadassNormal can go in this world with foreknowledge, [[EngineeredPublicConfession two tape recorders]], and sheer ''chutzpah''.
12th May '17 12:00:32 AM Mitis
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** The second one is ''FanFic/ThisBites'' by Xomniac, with assistance from [=CV12Hornet=] and The Patient One; the three of them collectively known as the Cross-Brain. Yes, the story has ''three'' authors behind it, and it says a lot both about their skill and the difficulty of the genre that ''This Bites!'' is the first and currently only SI fic to ever reach the fandom's top 10 stories. The basis is that a fan fic writer by name of Jeremiah Cross muses how cool it would be to be in ''One Piece'', and promptly has his wish granted by a (Bastard) Random Omnipotent Being. With little to no combat capabilities, he forms a partnership with a Baby Transponder Snail that ate the Noise-Noise Fruit, appropriately named Soundbite, and they join the Straw Hats as the communications officers shortly before they reach Loguetown. This story plays the genre straight, and its faithfulness to the ButterflyOfDoom results in many changes, both good and bad.
** The last is ''Tell it to the Marines'' by Tsume Yuki. This one also plays off the reincarnation angle, with the female protagonist Dracule Riskua born as the result of a one-night stand between Dracule Raowl (Mihawk's younger sister) and Red-Haired Shanks. She develops a dream to be the greatest Haki expert in the world, gaining training to that effect from her father and uncle, and at the age of nine, she leaves her home island with Shanks at her dying mother's request, and he naturally takes her to Dawn Island where she becomes Luffy's big sister. The fic began in October 2016. It reached the Top 20 One Piece fics five months later.

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** The second one is ''FanFic/ThisBites'' by Xomniac, with assistance from [=CV12Hornet=] and The Patient One; the three of them collectively known as the Cross-Brain. Yes, the story has ''three'' authors behind it, and it says a lot both about their skill and the difficulty of the genre that ''This Bites!'' is the first and currently only SI fic to ever reach the fandom's top 10 stories. The basis is that a fan fic writer by name of Jeremiah Cross muses how cool it would be to be in ''One Piece'', and promptly has his wish granted by a (Bastard) Random Omnipotent Being. With little to no combat capabilities, he forms a partnership with a Baby Transponder Snail that ate the Noise-Noise Fruit, appropriately named Soundbite, and they join the Straw Hats as the communications officers shortly before they reach Loguetown. This story plays the genre straight, and its faithfulness to the ButterflyOfDoom results in many changes, both good and bad.
** The last is ''Tell it to the Marines'' by Tsume Yuki. This one also plays off the reincarnation angle, with the female protagonist Dracule Riskua born as the result of a one-night stand between Dracule Raowl (Mihawk's younger sister) and Red-Haired Shanks. She develops a dream to be the greatest Haki expert in the world, gaining training to that effect from her father and uncle, and at the age of nine, she leaves her home island with Shanks at her dying mother's request, and he naturally takes her to Dawn Island where she becomes Luffy's big sister. The fic began in October 2016. It reached the Top 20 One Piece fics five months later. later, and the Top 10 two months after that.
30th Apr '17 10:25:09 AM nombretomado
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* Since {{TvTomeAdventures}} is based off of an rp that took place on the TvTome forums, it makes sense that a lot of the characters are self-insertions. Perhaps the most notable is Kirbopher15, who is based on Chris Niosi, the creator of the series. This character is notable because it was still an obvious self-insertion in the remake, while the other characters were adapted and have different voice actors.

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* Since {{TvTomeAdventures}} ''WebAnimation/TVTomeAdventures'' is based off of an rp RP that took place on the TvTome forums, it makes sense that a lot of the characters are self-insertions. Perhaps the most notable is Kirbopher15, who is based on Chris Niosi, the creator of the series. This character is notable because it was still an obvious self-insertion in the remake, while the other characters were adapted and have different voice actors.
24th Apr '17 6:42:50 PM AdelePotter
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* Very, ''very'' common in the ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' community. Since we know virtually nothing about the six humans who fell before Frisk, [[OCStandIn it's quite easy to just project your own personality (or whatever personality you want) onto them]]. Of course, there's no shortage of fanfictions and comics that have an author stand-in fall into the Underground, with varying degrees of severity and subtlety. Some feature [=OCs=] that just so happen to have a lot in common with the author, while others are upfront in admitting it's a self-insert. Note that this isn't a bad thing -- true, there's a lot of crap, but a lot of it is actually quite good. And one could argue that projecting yourself onto the protagonist and living their adventures is a huge part of the point the game is trying to make.
23rd Apr '17 5:31:43 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/{{Tales|Series}}'' archive is full of self-inserts; unlike other series, [[TropesAreTools some of them are actually very good]]. ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4772320/1/New-Reality New Reality]]'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2510204/1/Two-Worlds-Combined Two Worlds Combined]]'' for ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6469254/1/Fairy-Tales-and-Brave-Vesperia Fairy Tales and Brave Vesperia]]'' for ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' are some notable examples. Beware, though; [[DoorStopper they're all over 400k words]].

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* The ''Franchise/{{Tales|Series}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tales|Series}}'' archive is full of self-inserts; unlike other series, [[TropesAreTools some of them are actually very good]]. ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4772320/1/New-Reality New Reality]]'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2510204/1/Two-Worlds-Combined Two Worlds Combined]]'' for ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6469254/1/Fairy-Tales-and-Brave-Vesperia Fairy Tales and Brave Vesperia]]'' for ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' are some notable examples. Beware, though; [[DoorStopper they're all over 400k words]].
22nd Apr '17 8:39:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' has had a fair number of self-inserts over the course of four versions. Usually they're not frowned upon, as long as they're treated realistically and don't stretch the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. And other times [[WriteWhoYouKnow characters based off of people the handler knows]] show up too.

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' has had a fair number of self-inserts over the course of four versions. Usually they're not frowned upon, as long as they're treated realistically and don't stretch the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. And other times [[WriteWhoYouKnow characters based off of people the handler knows]] show up too.
8th Apr '17 1:32:50 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Redwall}}'' Series, Gonff from ''Mossflower'' was supposedly based on the author, Brian Jacques. That the later book ''Doomwyte'' [[spoiler: deals with Gonff's descendants]] probably has something to do with this.

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* In the ''{{Redwall}}'' ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' Series, Gonff from ''Mossflower'' was supposedly based on the author, Brian Jacques. That the later book ''Doomwyte'' [[spoiler: deals with Gonff's descendants]] probably has something to do with this.
8th Apr '17 11:52:59 AM GreenKnight
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[[quoteright:297:[[Film/{{Twilight}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SelfInsertFic.bmp]]]]
8th Apr '17 11:52:24 AM GreenKnight
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[[caption-width-right:297:Creator/StephenieMeyer shows what this trope is all about.]]

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[[caption-width-right:297:Creator/StephenieMeyer shows what this trope is all about.]]
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