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19th Aug '16 7:50:43 AM CaptainTedium
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* This was occasionally done on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
** The Passover special had the babies act out the story of Moses while Tommy Pickles' maternal grandfather Boris Kropotkin told them the story.
** "Finsterella" had Chuckie imagine himself in the role of Cinderella, with his sister Kimi and Angelica Pickles as his stepsisters and Tommy as his "fairy bob-brother".
** There was a duology of direct-to-video films titled ''Tales from the Crib'', which had the babies act out the stories of "Snow White" and "Jack and the Beanstalk", with the framing device consisting of the babies being read the stories by their babysitter Taffy.
29th Jul '16 4:11:10 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Hal Duncan's ''Literature/TheBookOfAllHours'' does this extensively with its central cast. This is an interesting case, because each character is the living embodiment of an archetype superimposed upon multiple realities. So by the second book, where reality has degenerated into isolated wells of time and space, and the characters move from one reality well to another, they all become GenreSavvy, having absolutely no qualms about screwing all possible realities to their advantage. This results in them routinely sitting around a table and leafing through the "script" for the next reality, deciding who is going to play what.

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* Hal Duncan's ''Literature/TheBookOfAllHours'' does this extensively with its central cast. This is an interesting case, because each character is the living embodiment of an archetype superimposed upon multiple realities. So by the second book, where reality has degenerated into isolated wells of time and space, and the characters move from one reality well to another, they all become GenreSavvy, savvy, having absolutely no qualms about screwing all possible realities to their advantage. This results in them routinely sitting around a table and leafing through the "script" for the next reality, deciding who is going to play what.
29th Jul '16 4:09:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* Hal Duncan's ''Literature/TheBookOfAllHours'' does this extensively with its central cast. This is an interesting case, because each character is the living embodiment of an archetype superimposed upon multiple realities. So by the second book, where reality has degenerated into isolated wells of time and space, and the characters move from one reality well to another, they all become DangerouslyGenreSavvy, having absolutely no qualms about screwing all possible realities to their advantage. This results in them routinely sitting around a table and leafing through the "script" for the next reality, deciding who is going to play what.

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* Hal Duncan's ''Literature/TheBookOfAllHours'' does this extensively with its central cast. This is an interesting case, because each character is the living embodiment of an archetype superimposed upon multiple realities. So by the second book, where reality has degenerated into isolated wells of time and space, and the characters move from one reality well to another, they all become DangerouslyGenreSavvy, GenreSavvy, having absolutely no qualms about screwing all possible realities to their advantage. This results in them routinely sitting around a table and leafing through the "script" for the next reality, deciding who is going to play what.
16th Jul '16 1:17:14 PM nighttrainfm
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* The ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' gang. Including for a while, various spinoffs were they were in space, in the past, or superheroes.

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* The ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' gang. Including for a while, various spinoffs were where they were in space, in the past, or superheroes.
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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* ''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.
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