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20th Oct '17 11:00:24 PM LadyNorbert
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* The Series/{{Torchwood}} episode "Adam" acts as a parody of this trope, where the MonsterOfTheWeek writes himself into Torchwood Three and alters everyone else's memory to think [[RememberTheNewGuy he'd been there for two years]]. He also rewrites their personalities - Tosh becomes his girlfriend, Owen becomes a shy geek with a crush on Tosh, [[RonTheDeathEater and Ianto becomes a serial killer.]]

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* The Series/{{Torchwood}} ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Adam" acts as a parody of this trope, where the MonsterOfTheWeek writes himself into Torchwood Three and alters everyone else's memory to think [[RememberTheNewGuy he'd been there for two years]]. He also rewrites their personalities - Tosh becomes his girlfriend, Owen becomes a shy geek with a crush on Tosh, [[RonTheDeathEater and Ianto becomes a serial killer.]]



* Done in a cute manner in the ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'' {{Fanfic}} FanFic/CadanceOfCloudsdale. As Princess Cadance tells a young Twilight Sparkle a bedtime story, the subject of her tale is a young princess who was taken in by her aunt princess after her kingdom disappeared, and is sad with her situation but is happy when she gets to foalsit a wonderful filly. Even as a filly, Twilight knows who the princess actually is.

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* Done in a cute manner in the ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'' {{Fanfic}} FanFic/CadanceOfCloudsdale.''FanFic/CadanceOfCloudsdale''. As Princess Cadance tells a young Twilight Sparkle a bedtime story, the subject of her tale is a young princess who was taken in by her aunt princess after her kingdom disappeared, and is sad with her situation but is happy when she gets to foalsit a wonderful filly. Even as a filly, Twilight knows who the princess actually is.


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* In the ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'' series, ''I Must Be Going'' manages to be both this trope ''and'' a {{Crossover}}. It's a crossover from the reader's point of view, being a merging of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' and ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. However, it's a StoryWithinAStory, written and narrated by Varric Tethras; and to the people listening to him read it, it's a SelfInsertFic because ''they're'' the ones in it.
20th Oct '17 4:55:36 PM Mitis
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* The ''Manga/OnePiece'' fandom is full of fanfics about the cool new member of the Straw Hat 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. In the entire fandom, only three stories of this sort have gathered over 1000 favorites.

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* The ''Manga/OnePiece'' fandom is full of fanfics about the cool new member of the Straw Hat crew. Variations include fics about a cool new pirate joining the Whitebeard/Red-Haired/Heart/Kid Pirates... you get the idea. These are were so prevalent for a while that subversions and deconstructions of such stories are beginning to become became a sub-genre of their own. In own, but since then, more talented authors have tried their hands at it, and the entire fandom, only top 20 fics now include three stories of this sort have gathered over 1000 favorites.sort.
13th Sep '17 5:52:08 PM Rhodes7
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** Other particularly notable examples include ''Fanfic/GreyjoyAllaBreve'', ''Fanfic/WearingRobertsCrown'' and ''Fanfic/GaemonTheDragonsteel''.
21st Jul '17 12:22:33 AM Rhodes7
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* Fanfic/ABetterClassOfCriminal features a self-insert becoming a Batman villain, without triumphing over the Caped Crusader in any meaningful way.
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8th Jul '17 9:55:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''50 Cent: Bulletproof'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/FiftyCentBloodOnTheSand''. According to TheOtherWiki, when asked to do the voice for the main character of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', 50 Cent replied that he would only voice himself in a video game. So these little self-insert adventures were developed for him.

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* ''50 Cent: Bulletproof'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/FiftyCentBloodOnTheSand''. According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, when asked to do the voice for the main character of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', 50 Cent replied that he would only voice himself in a video game. So these little self-insert adventures were developed for him.
2nd Jun '17 7:08:58 AM MoonByte
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* The reboot of ThePowerpuffGirls has Jared Shapiro aka writer Jake Goldmann. Jared only appears in episodes where Jake is writing and in almost all episodes he appears in, he is Blossoms love interest.
27th May '17 10:33:56 AM BountyBeast
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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.

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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, the player character, [[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.
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.
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