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15th Jan '18 12:44:14 PM DaibhidC
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* An article in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine proposed this as a way of playing multiple settings; the "same character" might be a wizard in [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms the Realms]], an Adept on [[TabletopGame/MasqueOfTheRedDeath Gothic Earth]] and a scientist in [[TabletopGame/StarDrive the Verge]], but with the same mannerisms and roughly equivalent skills.
5th Nov '17 1:47:14 AM Quirderph
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* ''Podcast/FilmReroll'' uses the same cast but puts them in a different "reroll" of a movie every week.

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* ''Podcast/FilmReroll'' uses the same (rotating) cast but puts them in a different "reroll" of a movie every week.campaign.
13th Oct '17 1:34:58 AM PaulA
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* Established teams of Gamers in the ''Literature/DreamPark'' Verse, like the Troglodykes from ''California Voodoo'', are implied to face all sorts of themed scenarios with only cosmetic changes to their characters' backstories, as suits the adventure milieu. They still work like a well-oiled team accustomed to relying on each others' skill sets.

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* Established teams of Gamers in the ''Literature/DreamPark'' Verse, like the Troglodykes from ''California Voodoo'', ''Literature/TheCaliforniaVoodooGame'', are implied to face all sorts of themed scenarios with only cosmetic changes to their characters' backstories, as suits the adventure milieu. They still work like a well-oiled team accustomed to relying on each others' skill sets.
1st Oct '17 6:59:49 PM 64SuperNintendo
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%%* Creator/JackieChan, Creator/SammoHung & Yuen Biao.

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%%* Creator/JackieChan, Creator/SammoHung & and Yuen Biao.
26th Sep '17 8:37:11 AM LondonKdS
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* Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''[[Literature/TheCorneliusChronicles Jerry Cornelius]]'' novels do this explicitly. Many of the characters are clearly identified with their original Commedia dell'Arte counterparts, with Jerry as Harlequin, and swung through a wide variety of settings and situations without clear explanation.

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* Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''[[Literature/TheCorneliusChronicles Jerry Cornelius]]'' novels do this explicitly. Many of the characters are clearly identified with their original Commedia dell'Arte counterparts, with Jerry as Harlequin, Harlequin [[spoiler:until the final stages of the saga where Una Persson becomes Harlequin and Jerry morphs into Pierrot]], and swung through a wide variety of settings and situations without clear explanation.
1st Sep '17 10:55:49 PM Luppercus
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* Whenever an episode of ''Series/{{JAG}}'' was set in different time setting (usually a character was being told a story by someone else via {{Flashback}}), they would use the existing cast to fill in the roles of the new characters. Whenever a story centered on Harm's father, a fighter pilot during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, he would be placed by the same actor, plus a mustache. One episode in particular played with this: [[ActionGirl Mac]] has been researching a case where an Age of Sail captain was court martialed for summarily hanging several crewmen suspected of planning a mutiny. She ends up having a dream about the investigation, with her fiancé Mic playing the role of the Captain, Mac playing his wife, and Harmon Rabb (Mac's [[UnresolvedSexualTension unresolved love interest]] eventually revealed (just before the hanging) to be playing one of the mutineers, naturally segueing into Mac [[CatapultNightmare jumping awake]] to [[AnxietyDreams ponder the implications.]]



* The ''{{Series/Castle}}'' episode "The Blue Butterfly" does this.
* The ''{{Series/Blackish}}'' episode "Pops' Pops' Pops" does this when Pops [[SeparateSceneStorytelling tells a story]] about the Johnson family history.



* In the '90s ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' series, Jubilee tells a fairy tale with her as an InUniverse [[SelfInsertFic self-insert character]], Magneto as the villain, Scott as a prince, Jean as a {{princess}} (in [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]] even).



* Each episode of ''WesternAnimation/DinoBabies'' has a character read [[AnachronismStew a story that won't be written for millions of years]], even taking place in the future setting, and the Dino Babies play the characters in the story.
* Like with the Puppet Shows folder above, ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies''.



* The entire point of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'', though they only imagine themselves as being in different settings in each episode.
* 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.
1st Sep '17 10:46:37 PM Luppercus
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* Music/{{Rammstein}}: most of their videos have some sort of plot with characters in different time periods and/or situation. The different members of the band normally play similar roles in each video, for example; Till would always be the protagonist and Flake the ButtMonkey.
26th Aug '17 9:25:49 PM Sharlee
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* Role-playing groups, if they stick together very long, often become this trope: the players know what roles each member prefers to adopt within the story, and generally play to their individual specialties, regardless of what genre of game they're playing at the moment.
26th Aug '17 9:20:50 PM Sharlee
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* Established teams of Gamers in the ''Literature/DreamPark'' Verse, like the Troglodykes from ''California Voodoo'', are implied to face all sorts of themed scenarios with only cosmetic changes to their characters' backstories, as suits the adventure milieu. They still work like a well-oiled team accustomed to relying on each others' skill sets.
20th Aug '17 2:30:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has two AlternateUniverse / AlternateContinuity spin offs: ''Manga/NeonGenesisEvangelionAngelicDays'' and ''Gakuen Datenroku'', the former being a fluffy shojo manga and other one being an XMeetsY scenario with Persona. There is also the radio drama ''Shin Seiki Evangelion'', which is where the characters are trying to create a new show so they can continue after, you know, [[spoiler:all of humanity is destroyed at the end]]. As the title sounds, Asuka wants a sentai show.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has two AlternateUniverse / AlternateContinuity spin offs: ''Manga/NeonGenesisEvangelionAngelicDays'' and ''Gakuen Datenroku'', the former being a fluffy shojo manga and other one being an XMeetsY JustForFun/XMeetsY scenario with Persona. There is also the radio drama ''Shin Seiki Evangelion'', which is where the characters are trying to create a new show so they can continue after, you know, [[spoiler:all of humanity is destroyed at the end]]. As the title sounds, Asuka wants a sentai show.
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