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23rd May '18 3:31:26 AM CarmenFool
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** The eccentric and adventurous Moomin family is somewhat based on Tove Jansson's own. In particular, aspects of Moominpapa, such as his love of thunderstorms, are inspired by Jansson's father.

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** The eccentric and adventurous Moomin family This is somewhat based on most evident with Moominmamma, who had a single line of description in Tove Jansson's own. In particular, aspects of Moominpapa, such as his love of thunderstorms, are inspired by Jansson's father.notes: "Moominmamma=Ham", Ham being her own mother.


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** Other characters have less obvious or direct influences. Moominpappa shares Jansson's father's love for sea and adventure, as well as his distant nature. Snufkin was based largely on Jansson's once-fiance who also wore a hat like that, with relationship between Snufkin and Moomintroll actually resembling the relationship between the two. Moomintroll is one of author avatars for Jansson herself. Others include Little My and Toft from "Moominvalley in November".
23rd Apr '18 12:04:32 AM Nakayama90
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* Many of the characters from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' are supposedly based on people that Parker and Stone met in their hometown of Fairplay, Colorado or at school in Boulder. Trying to figure out who they might be is a favorite pastime of CU undergrads. The most commonly accepted one is that Chef's visual appearance is modeled on Chef Willie from Sewall Hall.

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* Many of the characters from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' are supposedly based on people that [[Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone Parker and Stone Stone]] met in their hometown of Fairplay, Colorado or at school in Boulder. Trying to figure out who they might be is a favorite pastime of CU undergrads. The most commonly accepted one is that Chef's visual appearance is modeled on Chef Willie from Sewall Hall.


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** Kenny is based on a friend of Parker's who was also poor and wore a parka that muffled his speech. He would often be absent from school, and the two would joke that it was because he was dead, which is where the "They Killed Kenny" joke came from.
15th Apr '18 9:50:30 AM ddyingle
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* ''Literature/ADeadlySecret'', the novel is inspired by the tragic life story of Creator/JinYong's elderly servant when the author was a child.
14th Apr '18 3:43:27 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* ''Film/TheIncrediblyTrueAdventureOfTwoGirlsInLove'': Maria Maggenti, the film's director, based one of the film's main characters, Evie Roy, off of her first girlfriend. There's even a dedication at the end of the film saying "For my first girlfriend... may our relationship finally rest in peace".
10th Apr '18 5:19:54 PM crazysamaritan
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov inserted versions of himself, with his name, in ''Murder at the ABA'' (where he annoyed the protagonist, Darius Just, to no end) and (mostly implied or with other names) in his various short-story series. Depending on the circumstances, his self-insert is either an amiable chucklehead or a complete jerk ('Murder at the ABA'). It actually works.
** Asimov has also said that the narrator of 'Murder at the ABA' is modeled on Harlan Ellison.
** The Black Widowers are based on the Trap Door Spiders, a dining club Asmiov belonged to. The characters are modelled on other members of the club including Creator/LSpragueDeCamp (Geoffrey Avalon), Creator/LesterDelRey (Emmanuel Rubin) and Lin Carter (Mario Gonzalo). The deceased founder of the club is based on Fletcher Pratt. The guests The Great Larri ("Cross of Lorraine") and Mortimer Stellar ("When No Man Persueth") are based on James Randi and Asimov himself (complete jerk version) respectively.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov Creator/IsaacAsimov
** In ''Literature/MurderAtTheABA''
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inserted versions of himself, with his name, in ''Murder at the ABA'' (where where he annoyed the protagonist, Darius Just, to no end) and (mostly implied or with other names) in end.
*** Darius Just was based on
his various short-story series. Depending on the circumstances, his self-insert is either an amiable chucklehead or a complete jerk ('Murder at the ABA'). It actually works.
friend, Creator/HarlanEllison.
** Asimov has also said that the narrator of 'Murder at the ABA' is modeled on Harlan Ellison.
**
Literature/BlackWidowers: The Black Widowers are club itself was based on the Trap Door real-life club he attended, the Trap-Door Spiders, a dining club Asmiov belonged to. The characters are modelled on other and the members of the club including Creator/LSpragueDeCamp (Geoffrey Avalon), Creator/LesterDelRey (Emmanuel Rubin) and Lin Carter (Mario Gonzalo). The deceased founder of the club were similarly inspired.
*** Geoffrey Avalon
is based on Fletcher Pratt. The guests Creator/LSpragueDeCamp.
*** James Drake is based on Dr Creator/JohnDClark.
*** Mario Gonzalo is based on Creator/LinCarter.
*** Roger Halsted is based on Creator/DRBensen.
*** Emmanuel Rubin is based on Creator/LesterDelRey.
*** Thomas Trumbull is based on Creator/GilbertCant.
*** Henry, the waiter, [[AvertedTrope is not based on any real person]], Asimov instead drew upon Jeeves of ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster''.
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The Great Larri ("Cross of Lorraine") was a guest in "Literature/CrossOfLorraine", and Dr Asimov based him on James Randi.
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Mortimer Stellar ("When No Man Persueth") are was a guest in "Literature/WhenNoManPersueth", and Dr ASimov based him on James Randi and Asimov himself (complete jerk version) respectively.himself.
9th Apr '18 7:45:26 PM Gamermaster
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* In one chapter of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', Fafnir writes a doujinshi whose main characters are based off of Lucoa and Shouta (though they look absolutely nothing like them in the finished product due to [[TerribleArtist his abysmal drawing skills]]).
30th Mar '18 3:54:03 PM RacattackForce
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** Similarly, the main character and his family in Quintel's following series, ''WesternAnimation/CloseEnough'', is directly based on him, his wife, and their daughter.
25th Mar '18 7:44:50 PM Madison14
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* In ''Film/IrreconcilableDifferences'', Lucy's bestselling novel ''He Said It Was Going To Be Forever'' is a barely-fictionalized account of her and Albert's relationship and divorce.
22nd Feb '18 6:48:52 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Koden and many of the other characters come from Vexusdylan and his friends, as the Special Info Episode explains.
19th Feb '18 3:05:25 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
** The human supervillains Angry Archer and Slo-Mo are based on Aaron Archer and Samantha Lomow, both of whom work for Hasbro.
** Semi-example: The iconic voice and mannerisms of Optimus Prime as played by Peter Cullen are based on Peter's brother, who served in the US Marine Corps and the Vietnam War.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
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''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': The human supervillains Angry Archer and Slo-Mo are based on Aaron Archer and Samantha Lomow, both of whom work for Hasbro.
** Semi-example: * ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'': The iconic voice and mannerisms of Optimus Prime as played by Peter Cullen Creator/PeterCullen are based on Peter's brother, who served in the US Marine Corps and the Vietnam War.
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