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30th May '16 8:19:33 PM Historian1912
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* Each episode of ''WesternAnimation/DinoBabies'' has a character read [[AnachronismStew a story won't be written for billions of years]], even taking place in the future setting, and the Dino Babies play the characters in the story.

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* Each episode of ''WesternAnimation/DinoBabies'' has a character read [[AnachronismStew a story that won't be written for billions millions of years]], even taking place in the future setting, and the Dino Babies play the characters in the story.
29th May '16 12:06:32 PM StFan
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** The addition of Starlight Glimmer to the core cast in season 6 allows her to the post of semi-villainous roles, which is taken advantage of in the YetAnotherChristmasCarol episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tail]]".

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** The addition of Starlight Glimmer to the core cast in season 6 allows her to take the post spot of semi-villainous roles, which is taken advantage of in the YetAnotherChristmasCarol episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tail]]".
24th May '16 12:12:45 PM Theriocephalus
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* Weirdly, ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' tries this route in its animated version... though all of the different settings remains in the Mushroom Kingdom. Made even weirder by the fact that Mario and his crew were always unambiguously themselves -- while Koopa and his Troop more often than not completely built themselves around the theme of that episode's world. Some themed version of Koopa was used far more often then the simple "vanilla" one.

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* Weirdly, ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' tries this route in its animated version... though all of the different settings remains remain in the Mushroom Kingdom. Made even weirder by the fact that Mario and his crew were always unambiguously themselves -- while Koopa and his Troop more often than not completely built themselves around the theme of that episode's world. Some themed version of Koopa was used far more often then than the simple "vanilla" one.



** In an example that's half InUniverse and half straight, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Hearth's Warming Eve]] put the core cast on a pageant about the founding of Equestria, and the historic figures they play all have exaggerated versions of their own personalities.

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** In an example that's half InUniverse and half straight, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Hearth's Warming Eve]] Eve]]" put the core cast on a pageant about the founding of Equestria, and the historic figures they play all have exaggerated versions of their own personalities.
19th May '16 11:38:45 AM StFan
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* ''FanFic/{{Drakigo}}'' re-tells the story of the 1992 film ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' with the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' cast.
** This is pretty much how many Kim Possible fanfics work. Due to Kim's personality and her status as 'the girl who can do anything', fans are able to work her into stories of many genres.

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* ''FanFic/{{Drakigo}}'' ''Fanfic/{{Drakigo}}'' re-tells the story of the 1992 film ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' with the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' cast.
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cast. This is pretty much how many Kim Possible ''Kim Possible'' fanfics work. Due to Kim's personality and her status as 'the "the girl who can do anything', anything", fans are able to work her into stories of many genres.



* Creator/AbbottAndCostello meet...
* Creator/JackieChan, Creator/SammoHung & Yuen Biao.

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* %%* Creator/JackieChan, Creator/SammoHung & Yuen Biao.



* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. Lumpy alone has been a carnie, butcher, teacher, doctor, genie, farmer, fairy tale giant, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick organ trader]], and everything in between.



* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. Lumpy alone has been a carnie, butcher, teacher, doctor, genie, farmer, fairy tale giant, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick organ trader]], and everything in between.



* ''The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo'' has WesternAnimation/MrMagoo (and a few other recurring "actors") play various well-known stories, like ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', ''KingArthur'' or ''RobinHood''.

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* ''The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo'' has WesternAnimation/MrMagoo (and a few other recurring "actors") play various well-known stories, like ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', ''KingArthur'' ''Myth/KingArthur'' or ''RobinHood''.''Myth/RobinHood''.



* The central cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is often worked into the central cast of whatever they're parodying in the "TreehouseOfHorror" episodes (such as the episode where Bart has [[YouWannaGetSued the Shinning]]) or other ThreeShorts specials: one has the family starring in [[Literature/TheBible Bible]] stories, another has them in {{Tall Tale}}s, other episodes featured Homer as literary characters like [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]] or the [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo Count of Monte Fatso]].

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* The central cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is often worked into the central cast of whatever they're parodying in the "TreehouseOfHorror" "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror" episodes (such as the episode where Bart has [[YouWannaGetSued the Shinning]]) or other ThreeShorts specials: one has the family starring in [[Literature/TheBible Bible]] stories, another has them in {{Tall Tale}}s, other episodes featured Homer as literary characters like [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]] or the [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo Count of Monte Fatso]].



* ''Walter Melon'', from the AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/AchilleTalon''. That "hero for hire" does replacements for heroes (like Franchise/{{Superman}}, Casanova, [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]], Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, Franchise/{{Rambo}}...) and (in later seasons) historical figures, despite the fact that he's overweight and don't look like a typical hero. His friend Bitterbug is the usual sidekick, and Walter's nemesis, [[MonsterClown Sneero]], is playing the villains (ComicBook/LexLuthor, Darth Vader, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, Captain Hook, Doctor Octopus...)

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* ''Walter Melon'', from the AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/AchilleTalon''. That "hero for hire" does replacements for heroes (like Franchise/{{Superman}}, Casanova, [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]], Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, Franchise/{{Rambo}}...) and (in later seasons) historical figures, despite the fact that he's overweight and don't look like a typical hero. His friend Bitterbug is the usual sidekick, and Walter's nemesis, [[MonsterClown Sneero]], is playing the villains (ComicBook/LexLuthor, Darth Vader, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, Captain Hook, Doctor Octopus...)



** In an example that's half InUniverse and half straight, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve "Hearth's Warming Eve"]] put the core cast on a pageant about the founding of Equestria, and the historic figures they play all have exaggerated versions of their own personalities.
** The episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E6PowerPonies "Power Ponies"]] forces them into the roles of superheroes while they are [[TrappedInTVLand trapped in an enchanted comic book]].

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** In an example that's half InUniverse and half straight, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve "Hearth's "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Hearth's Warming Eve"]] Eve]] put the core cast on a pageant about the founding of Equestria, and the historic figures they play all have exaggerated versions of their own personalities.
** The episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E6PowerPonies "Power Ponies"]] "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E6PowerPonies Power Ponies]]" forces them into the roles of superheroes while they are [[TrappedInTVLand trapped in an enchanted comic book]].



** The addition of Starlight Glimmer to the core cast in season 6 allows her to the post of semi-villainous roles, which is taken advantage of in the YetAnotherChristmasCarol episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tail]]".



8th May '16 5:27:29 AM pablo360
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** Later on, they (at least, Torg and Riff) became comic book superheroes in [[ComicBook/TheAvengers The Harassers.]]
** The main Sluggy Freelance strips contain so many diverse setpieces, from aliens to time travel to [[AlternateUniverse alternate dimensions]] to [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], that they could be considered this on their own.
8th Apr '16 11:29:48 AM trademark
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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' there are many different incarnations of Link and Zelda that occur in different time periods. Justified due to them being various reincarnations of the exact same characters.

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* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' there are many different incarnations of Link and Zelda that occur in different time periods. Justified due to them being various reincarnations of the exact same characters.[[WildMassGuessing Fans have come up with numerous explanations]] for why Link and Zelda reoccur such as reincarnation, descendants, or just some sort heroic spirit that reappears when evil threatens Hyrule. However, on a meta-level, Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto says that he sees Link and Zelda like old theatrical cartoon characters like in WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} who can be recast in many different situations.
5th Apr '16 11:31:21 PM Eddy1215
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** This is pretty much how many Kim Possible fanfics work. Due to Kim's personality and her status as 'the girl who can do anything', fans are able to work her into stories of many genres.
14th Mar '16 11:48:56 AM Sculcuvant
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* Franchise/TheMuppets, who manage to play themselves whether [[Series/TheMuppetShow on a vaudeville stage]] or in ''[[Film/MuppetTreasureIsland Treasure Island]]''. Yet, and this is the unique part, they ''still capture the roles they're playing''. ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'' is widely regarded as one of the best adaptations of the book ever made. The trick is that the most iconic characters are played by humans playing it more or less straight, for instance Scrooge in ''Christmas Carol'' and Silver in ''Treasure Island'', providing an anchor for all the wacky side characters.

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* Franchise/TheMuppets, who manage to play themselves whether [[Series/TheMuppetShow on a vaudeville stage]] or in ''[[Film/MuppetTreasureIsland Treasure Island]]''. Yet, and this is the unique part, they ''still capture the roles they're playing''. ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'' is widely regarded as one of the best adaptations of the book ever made. The trick is that the most iconic characters are played by humans playing it more or less straight, for instance Scrooge [[Creator/MichaelCaine Scrooge]] in ''Christmas Carol'' and Silver [[Creator/TimCurry Silver]] in ''Treasure Island'', providing an anchor for all the wacky side characters.
5th Feb '16 7:04:22 PM Prfnoff
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* ''The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!'' features the same four characters with only slightly different names in all five segments, each of which is a pastiche of a different style.

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* ''The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!'' ''Theatre/TheMusicalOfMusicalsTheMusical'' features the same four characters with only slightly different names in all five segments, each of which is a pastiche of a different style.
28th Jan '16 12:04:38 AM MrKingXemnas
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** Their human counterparts in the ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' movies and shorts give us the AlternateUniverse {{High School|AU}} version, with their respective personalities still unchanged.

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** Their human counterparts in the ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' movies and shorts give us the AlternateUniverse {{High School|AU}} version, with their respective personalities still unchanged.
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