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30th Sep '16 9:28:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Transformers}}. Oh ''Primus'', where do we start... The classic example would be infamous TriChess (that now seems to disappear off the web). ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' has it the worst, with almost every OC being a self insert of various degree and a MarySue. Regularly played with and parodied in {{Insecticomics}}.

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* {{Transformers}}. Oh ''Primus'', where do we start... The classic example would be infamous TriChess (that now seems to disappear off the web). ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' has it the worst, with almost every OC being a self insert of various degree and a MarySue. Regularly played with and parodied in {{Insecticomics}}.Webcomic/{{Insecticomics}}.
4th Sep '16 10:28:51 PM Liangnui
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* ''FanFic/CatchYourBreath'' is another ''{{Naruto}}'' case. The main character is ultimately a flawed, realistic character who has the good (or horrible) luck to be born into the Third Shinobi World War era--thirteen years before the [[PlotPivotPoint Kannabi Bridge Arc]]. Her existence [[ForWantOfANail butterflies away]] several important important plot points while raising new ones in their stead.
14th Aug '16 12:14:56 PM nombretomado
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* OlderThanPrint: In ''The DivineComedy'', Dante ''is'' the author Dante Alighieri with a heavy dose of WishFulfillment: he gets to see his real-life enemies burn in hell, interact with famous people he admires, reunite with his real-life lost love Beatrice who turns out to have loved him so much that she set up this whole journey to save him, and ascend all the way up to Heaven to see God up close. That said, he's not as bad as most examples of this trope because he's not idealized or talked up as a paragon of masculinity and the books are more about the places he journeys through than his heroic deeds or specialness.

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* OlderThanPrint: In ''The DivineComedy'', ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Dante ''is'' the author Dante Alighieri with a heavy dose of WishFulfillment: he gets to see his real-life enemies burn in hell, interact with famous people he admires, reunite with his real-life lost love Beatrice who turns out to have loved him so much that she set up this whole journey to save him, and ascend all the way up to Heaven to see God up close. That said, he's not as bad as most examples of this trope because he's not idealized or talked up as a paragon of masculinity and the books are more about the places he journeys through than his heroic deeds or specialness.
8th Aug '16 7:19:13 AM igordebraga
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* As the documentary ''Ghostheads'' discusses, any Film/{{Ghostbusters}} cosplay can and probably will have the nameplates with the wearer's own surname instead of Venkman or such, as the franchise makes clear that anyone with some training can become a Ghostbuster. It also allowed for [[http://www.gbfans.com/fans/art/franchises/ the creation of real-life Ghostbusters files in all 50 states.]]
1st Aug '16 1:22:44 PM euan112358
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* 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.


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* 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''.
23rd Jul '16 1:16:45 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/CharlieBrooker likes to write in sneering, cynical OnlySaneMan-type characters who resemble himself. In ''Series/NathanBarley'' the character of Dan Ashcroft qualified, and in ''Series/DeadSet'' it was the BigBrother producer, Patrick.

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* Creator/CharlieBrooker likes to write in sneering, cynical OnlySaneMan-type characters who resemble himself. In ''Series/NathanBarley'' the character of Dan Ashcroft qualified, and in ''Series/DeadSet'' it was the BigBrother ''Series/BigBrother'' producer, Patrick.
20th Jul '16 10:39:45 AM Mitis
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* The ''Manga/OnePiece'' fandom is full of fanfics about the cool new member of the Strawhat crew. Variations include fics about a cool new pirate joining the Whitebeard/Red-Haired/Heart/Kid Pirates... you get the idea. These are so prevalent that subversions and deconstructions of such stories are beginning to become a sub-genre of their own.
** It says a lot that the most popular Self-Insert Fic to both play the genre straight ''and'' make it an entertaining and engaging story has ''three'' authors behind it: ''Fanfic/ThisBites'' by Xomniac, with assistance from [=CV12Hornet=] and The Patient One, the three of them collectively known as the Cross-Brain.

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* The ''Manga/OnePiece'' fandom is full of fanfics about the cool new member of the Strawhat crew. Variations include fics about a cool new pirate joining the Whitebeard/Red-Haired/Heart/Kid Pirates... you get the idea. These are so prevalent that subversions and deconstructions of such stories are beginning to become a sub-genre of their own.
own. In the entire fandom, only two stories of this sort have gathered over 1000 favorites.
** It says One is ''Fanfic/SolInvictus'' by Toraffles. A play off of the reincarnation angle, the female protagonist is born as a lot female Luffy, possessing the knowledge of the manga from the beginning, and she resolves to change things. However, the fact that the most popular Self-Insert Fic to both play the genre straight ''and'' make some other characters in that universe, though no other Straw Hats yet, were also gender-swapped creates unforeseen changes. Far from playing it an entertaining and engaging straight, but a rather good story has ''three'' authors behind it: altogether.
** The other one is
''Fanfic/ThisBites'' by Xomniac, with assistance from [=CV12Hornet=] and The Patient One, the three of them collectively known as the Cross-Brain.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 only SI fic to ever reach the fandom's top 20 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.
17th Jul '16 8:47:58 AM nombretomado
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* In the original (unpublished) BittersweetCandyBowl, Sue was this to Taeshi, the artist.

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* In the original (unpublished) BittersweetCandyBowl, ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', Sue was this to Taeshi, the artist.
13th Jul '16 12:26:46 AM Mitis
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** One that plays it straight is ''Fanfic/ThisBites'', where after musing aloud on how cool it would be, a fan fic writer has his wish granted by a (bastard) random omnipotent being. The inserted character earns a place with the Straw Hats thanks to his dreams and a partnership with a Transponder Snail that ate a Devil Fruit. And when you consider that the typical baseline of durability in that world is being MadeOfIron, an average fan fic writer PROBABLY wouldn't have weapons training, and the fact that adding someone who would attempt to change things for the better would make the ButterflyOfDoom quite active...the author's writing is quite realistic.

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** One It says a lot that plays it the most popular Self-Insert Fic to both play the genre straight is ''Fanfic/ThisBites'', where after musing aloud on how cool ''and'' make it would be, a fan fic writer an entertaining and engaging story has his wish granted ''three'' authors behind it: ''Fanfic/ThisBites'' by a (bastard) random omnipotent being. The inserted character earns a place Xomniac, with assistance from [=CV12Hornet=] and The Patient One, the Straw Hats thanks to his dreams and a partnership with a Transponder Snail that ate a Devil Fruit. And when you consider that three of them collectively known as the typical baseline of durability in that world is being MadeOfIron, an average fan fic writer PROBABLY wouldn't have weapons training, and the fact that adding someone who would attempt to change things for the better would make the ButterflyOfDoom quite active...the author's writing is quite realistic.Cross-Brain.
12th Jul '16 1:19:55 AM PaulA
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* Creator/CharlieKaufman wrote himself into the script of ''{{Adaptation}}'', a movie "adapted" from the book ''The Orchid Thief''. The movie is about him trying to adapt ''The Orchid Thief'', and eventually writing himself into the script.

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* Creator/CharlieKaufman wrote himself into the script of ''{{Adaptation}}'', ''Film/{{Adaptation}}'', a movie "adapted" from the book ''The Orchid Thief''. The movie is about him trying to adapt ''The Orchid Thief'', and eventually writing himself into the script.
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