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17th Jul '16 11:15:49 PM PaulA
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* Several of Creator/NeilGaiman's stories, including ''Mr. Punch'' and "Queen of Knives", are inspired by events from his childhood and include characters based on members of his family. In "The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch", which recounts a strange occurrence that befell a group of friends during a night on the town, the three friends who aren't Miss Finch (who is ''probably'' fictional) are clearly Neil himself, TV personality Creator/JonathanRoss, and screenwriter Jane Goldman.
12th Jul '16 1:03:53 PM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': Star Butterfly and Marco Diaz are based on Daron Nefcy and her husband.
10th Jul '16 4:50:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''BrokenSaints'': When series writer/director Brooke Burgess lived on a Fijian island for six months prior to the creation of the series, the local chief was named Tui and his son was named Tui Jr. Sure enough, in the series, the chief of the Lomalagi islanders is named Tui, and his son is Tui Jr. How much they are based on the real people is uncertain, but considering Burgess' experiences were the inspiration for the islanders being in the series at all, it wouldn't be surprising if there were some resemblance.

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* ''BrokenSaints'': ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'': When series writer/director Brooke Burgess lived on a Fijian island for six months prior to the creation of the series, the local chief was named Tui and his son was named Tui Jr. Sure enough, in the series, the chief of the Lomalagi islanders is named Tui, and his son is Tui Jr. How much they are based on the real people is uncertain, but considering Burgess' experiences were the inspiration for the islanders being in the series at all, it wouldn't be surprising if there were some resemblance.
1st Jul '16 7:24:25 PM nombretomado
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* Many of the '60s and '70s scenes in ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'' are based on incidents from author Naoki Urasawa's childhood, though he denies that the main protagonist Kenji is actually based on him.

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* Many of the '60s and '70s scenes in ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'' ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' are based on incidents from author Naoki Urasawa's childhood, though he denies that the main protagonist Kenji is actually based on him.
1st Jul '16 6:38:14 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/IRememberMama'', the famous writer Florence Dana Moorhead advises aspiring writer Katrin to write about things she knows. And she does.
1st Jul '16 3:00:45 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Franchise/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': Creator/DouglasAdams said that there's a rumour Marvin the Paranoid Android was based on comedy writer Andrew Marshall, but it was only a rumour, and he should know because he started it. He also said that later Ford Prefect became increasingly based on "Geoffrey [=McGivern=]'s [the actor who played him on radio] more extreme behaviour in pubs". He denied that Arthur Dent was based either on Simon Jones or himself, although Arthur was close enough to himself that he could put his own experiences into Arthur's life without too much difficulty.
11th Jun '16 8:39:00 PM Minni128
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*In Webcomic/KillLaKillAU, Amoridere stated that she tends to think of Nui being more or less like a benign version of her youngest sister and Ryuuko and Satsuki being more akin to herself (Ryuuko being the hotheaded and cynical half, while Satsuki being the VoiceOfReason half) and Ragyo and Soichiro being loosely based off her father and his mother.
25th May '16 6:55:00 PM Willbyr
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** For that matter, Nabeshin or variations thereof also appear in most of Watanabe's works. ''Anime/PuniPuniPoemi'' has the same Nabeshin as ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' and ''TenchiMuyoGXP'' features a [[DirtyOldMan Dirty Old]] RobotBuddy named NB. In ''Anime/NerimaDaikonBrothers,'' Watanabe voices the character -- never referred to by name ([[TheFaceless or seen clearly]]), but in the same costume -- as the owner of a rental shop that serves as a DeusExMachina outlet. Furthermore, the Nabeshin likeness has appeared as a guest-star in several anime that Watanabe is ''not'' involved with.

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** For that matter, Nabeshin or variations thereof also appear in most of Watanabe's works. ''Anime/PuniPuniPoemi'' has the same Nabeshin as ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' and ''TenchiMuyoGXP'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' features a [[DirtyOldMan Dirty Old]] {{Dirty Old|Man}} RobotBuddy named NB. In ''Anime/NerimaDaikonBrothers,'' Watanabe voices the character -- never referred to by name ([[TheFaceless or seen clearly]]), but in the same costume -- as the owner of a rental shop that serves as a DeusExMachina outlet. Furthermore, the Nabeshin likeness has appeared as a guest-star in several anime that Watanabe is ''not'' involved with.
25th May '16 2:32:18 PM Anddrix
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* Hazel from ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars'' is based on a girl Creator/JohnGreen met at a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' convention, when he noticed her carrying an oxygen tank. He came to like her through various vlogs she put online, and they exchanged emails - much like Hazel and Gus do with Peter. The girl's middle name was Grace, like Hazel's. They remained good friends until her death in 2010.
24th May '16 7:47:42 AM Willbyr
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See LifeEmbellished for what occurs when this gets out of hand (which can unfortunately degenerate into a MarySue if handled incorrectly), and JournalComic for an entire comic that's taken straight from life. Also see SelfInsertFic. Compare HerCodeNameWasMarySue, NoCelebritiesWereHarmed, WriteWhatYouKnow, {{Tuckerization}}.

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See LifeEmbellished for what occurs when this gets out of hand (which can unfortunately degenerate into a MarySue if handled incorrectly), and JournalComic for an entire comic that's taken straight from life. Also see SelfInsertFic. Compare HerCodeNameWasMarySue, NoCelebritiesWereHarmed, WriteWhatYouKnow, {{Tuckerization}}.\






* In an episode of ''GashBell'', Victoream gets a magical melon which summons a god to grant him one wish. And who is god? Manga author Makoto Raiku, of course, who denies Victoream's wish for another melon on the grounds that he already ate it himself.

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* In an episode of ''GashBell'', ''Manga/ZatchBell'', Victoream gets a magical melon which summons a god to grant him one wish. And who is god? Manga author Makoto Raiku, of course, who denies Victoream's wish for another melon on the grounds that he already ate it himself.



* Kentarou Miura of {{Manga/Berserk}} fame partly based the characters in the Band of the Hawk on his friends in college, and feels like he has a bit of both Guts and Griffith inside himself.

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* Kentarou Miura of {{Manga/Berserk}} ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' fame partly based the characters in the Band of the Hawk on his friends in college, and feels like he has a bit of both Guts and Griffith inside himself.
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