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1st Dec '17 1:23:16 PM Kid
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* Comedian BrentButt based his character on ''CornerGas'', Brent Leroy, on himself, saying he didn't trust his ability to act.

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* Comedian BrentButt Brent Butt based his character on ''CornerGas'', Brent Leroy, on himself, saying he didn't trust his ability to act.
1st Dec '17 1:22:26 PM Kid
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* Comedian BrentButt based his character on ''CornerGas'', Brent Leroy, on himself, saying he didn't trust his ability to act.
1st Dec '17 1:16:11 PM Kid
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes was partly based (in both physical appearance and deductive ability}} on Doyle's old teacher Dr. Joseph Bell. The likeness was close enough that Robert Louis Stevenson, another student of Bell's, recognised the model from reading ''A Study in Scarlet'' in Tahiti.

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* Literature/SherlockHolmes was partly based (in both physical appearance and deductive ability}} ability) on Doyle's old teacher Dr. Joseph Bell. The likeness was close enough that Robert Louis Stevenson, another student of Bell's, recognised the model from reading ''A Study in Scarlet'' in Tahiti.
1st Dec '17 1:14:49 PM Kid
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* The Phillip Roth novels ''Ghost Writer'', ''Zuckerman Unbound'',''The Anatomy Lesson'' and more feature Nathan Zuckerman- Roth's literary alter ego.

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* The Phillip Roth novels ''Ghost Writer'', ''Zuckerman Unbound'',''The Unbound'', ''The Anatomy Lesson'' and more feature Nathan Zuckerman- Zuckerman -- Roth's literary alter ego.
1st Dec '17 1:08:35 PM Kid
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* {{Herge}} would often draw himself into the background of the ''{{Tintin}}'' books, though he typically wouldn't have much (or any) dialogue or impact the plot.
27th Nov '17 4:09:35 PM nombretomado
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* Chester Anderson's {{Hugo|Award}}-nominated novel, ''Literature/TheButterflyKid'' featured Chester and his good friend Creator/MichaelKurland saving the world from an alien invasion. Kurland wrote a sequel, ''Literature/TheUnicornGirl'', starring Michael and Chester, and introducing stage magician and writer Tom (T.A.) Waters. Who wrote the third novel in the series, ''Literature/TheProbabilityPad''.

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* Chester Anderson's {{Hugo|Award}}-nominated UsefulNotes/{{Hugo|Award}}-nominated novel, ''Literature/TheButterflyKid'' featured Chester and his good friend Creator/MichaelKurland saving the world from an alien invasion. Kurland wrote a sequel, ''Literature/TheUnicornGirl'', starring Michael and Chester, and introducing stage magician and writer Tom (T.A.) Waters. Who wrote the third novel in the series, ''Literature/TheProbabilityPad''.
25th Nov '17 5:21:22 AM VoxAquila
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Creator/GeorgeLucas's father was much like Luke's Uncle Owen...insistent that he stay at home and take over the family business, and never supporting his boy's dreams and ambitions. Fortunately, unlike Owen, George Sr did come around.
16th Nov '17 12:04:28 AM LadyNorbert
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Kinana’s pre-TimeSkip, Wan Chanzi, Joey Fullborn and Chico=C=Hammitt designs is based off of Mashima's assistants.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Kinana’s pre-TimeSkip, Wan Chanzi, Joey Fullborn and Chico=C=Hammitt designs is are based off of Mashima's assistants.



* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, it has been established the teen humour comic ''ComicBook/PatsyWalker'' was written by Patsy's mother, using her teenage daughter and her friends as inspiration for the characters. The real Patsy Walker grew up to become the superhero Hellcat.

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* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, it has been established that the teen humour comic ''ComicBook/PatsyWalker'' was written by Patsy's mother, using her teenage daughter and her friends as inspiration for the characters. The real Patsy Walker grew up to become the superhero Hellcat.



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' parodies this. Lemont wrote a story about his own UnresolvedSexualTension with Susan, but when she noticed and asked about it, he told her that "all my stories are completely fictional." Clyde appeared and informed Lemont that he'd read, and found hilarious, Lemont's story about a guy named Clive who's too stupid to realize when other people are talking about him.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' parodies this. Lemont wrote a story about his own UnresolvedSexualTension with Susan, but when she noticed and asked about it, he told her that "all my stories are completely fictional." Clyde appeared and informed Lemont that he'd read, and found hilarious, Lemont's story about a guy named Clive who's too stupid to realize when other people are talking about him.
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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' is notorious for this, especially considering that the description of Bella from Creator/StephenieMeyer's own website sounds like a description of... yep, Stephenie Meyer. Even actor Creator/RobertPattinson, who played Edward Cullen, said he felt like he was reading [[SelfInsertFic Self Insertion Fanfiction]].

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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' is notorious for this, especially considering that the description of Bella from Creator/StephenieMeyer's own website sounds like a description of... yep, Stephenie Meyer. Even actor Creator/RobertPattinson, who played Edward Cullen, said he felt like he was reading [[SelfInsertFic Self Insertion Self-Insert Fanfiction]].



** Gilderoy Lockhart from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' is directly based on a real person. Creator/JKRowling claims the real guy is too self-deluded for the connection to ever occur to him, saying "He's probably out there now telling everybody that he inspired the character of Albus Dumbledore. Or that he wrote the books and lets me take the credit out of kindness." She has clarified that it's not her ex-husband.

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** Gilderoy Lockhart from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' is directly based on a real person. Creator/JKRowling claims the real guy is too self-deluded for the connection to ever occur to him, saying saying, "He's probably out there now telling everybody that he inspired the character of Albus Dumbledore. Or that he wrote the books and lets me take the credit out of kindness." She has clarified that it's not her ex-husband.



** Pansy Parkinson is based on girls who used to bully Rowling when she was a schoolgirl. Hermione is based on Rowling herself when she was a schoolgirl.
** The Ford Anglia that the Weasleys drove in the second book is based off of a car that Rowling's friend used to take her for rides in.
** The owner of said Ford Anglia was Sean Harris, to whom the second book is dedicated and who is more-or-less the inspiration for Ron. Rowling says that "I never set out to describe Sean in Ron, but Ron has a Sean-ish turn of phrase." She has, however, denied all claims (and there have been plenty) of Harry himself being based off a real person.
** Rowling has said that Hermoine is based on herself in school, whereas Ginny is who she wanted to be.

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** Pansy Parkinson is based on girls who used to bully Rowling when she was a schoolgirl. Rowling has said that Hermione is based on Rowling herself when in school, whereas Ginny is who she was a schoolgirl.
wanted to be.
** The Weasleys' Ford Anglia that the Weasleys drove in the second book is based off of on a car that Rowling's friend used to take her for rides in.
** The owner of said Ford Anglia was
once owned by Sean Harris, to whom the second book is dedicated and who is more-or-less the inspiration for Ron.Ron. Rowling and Harris have been friends since they were teenagers, and they often went for long rides in that car. Rowling says that "I never set out to describe Sean in Ron, but Ron has a Sean-ish turn of phrase." She has, however, denied all claims (and there have been plenty) of Harry himself being based off a real person.
** Rowling has said that Hermoine is based on herself in school, whereas Ginny is who she wanted to be.
person.



* The ''[[Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Little House]]'' books are autobiographical, with only a few changes from real life. Not only did Laura Ingalls Wilder base her stories on the lives of herself and her family, her daughter also wrote two books based on the same stories for adults. The protagonists of ''Let The Hurricane Roar'' are even named Charles and Caroline, after Laura's parents. And ''then,'' books were written about that selfsame daughter, by her lawyer and adopted grandson.

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* The ''[[Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Little House]]'' books are autobiographical, with only a few changes from real life. Not only did Laura Ingalls Wilder base her stories on the lives of herself and her family, but her daughter Rose also wrote two books based on the same stories for adults. The protagonists of ''Let The Hurricane Roar'' are even named Charles and Caroline, after Laura's parents. And ''then,'' books were written about that selfsame daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, by her lawyer and adopted grandson.



* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' author George R.R. Martin was interviewed on Radio/{{Wait Wait Dont Tell Me}}, where he admitted that the minor character Ser Patrek of King's Mountain was based on Patrick St. Denis, owner of the website Pat's Fantasy Hotlist. They were both football fans and had a friendly bet over the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. When the Cowboys finished ahead of the Giants, under the terms of the bet Martin had to kill Patrick in a horrible fashion in the novels. So, Martin gave Ser Patrick the sigil of a blue star on a silver backdrop (the logo of the Cowboys) and had him ripped to shreds... by a giant.
* In the ''Literature/RogueWarrior'' series if the people are not named after real life individuals then Richard Marcinko gives code names, aliases and the like. His main foe, Pickney Prescott, is actually the real admiral who hounded and tried to do him in. Doc Trembly's real name is Albert. The Minkster from his real life story is never named. Even with fictional constructs Marcinko bases them on real life. Trace Dahlgren for example, a [[BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins indian]] [[NubileSavage commando]] who tortures terrorists to death, is based on his ex wife.
* Creator/JohnDicksonCarr was an American mystery writer and member of England's Detection Club. His series detective Gideon Fell was based on that club's president, Creator/GKChesterton

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' author George R.R. Martin was interviewed on Radio/{{Wait Wait Dont Tell Me}}, where he admitted that the minor character Ser Patrek of King's Mountain was based on Patrick St. Denis, owner of the website Pat's Fantasy Hotlist. They were They're both football fans and had a friendly bet over the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. When the Cowboys finished ahead of the Giants, under the terms of the bet bet, Martin had to kill Patrick in a horrible fashion in the novels. So, Martin gave Ser Patrick the sigil of a blue star on a silver backdrop (the logo of the Cowboys) and had him ripped to shreds... by a giant.
* In the ''Literature/RogueWarrior'' series if the people are not named after real life individuals then Richard Marcinko gives code names, aliases and the like. His main foe, Pickney Prescott, is actually the real admiral who hounded and tried to do him in. Doc Trembly's real name is Albert. The Minkster from his real life story is never named. Even with fictional constructs Marcinko bases them on real life. Trace Dahlgren for example, a [[BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins indian]] [[NubileSavage commando]] who tortures terrorists to death, is based on his ex wife.
ex-wife.
* Creator/JohnDicksonCarr was an American mystery writer and member of England's Detection Club. His series detective Gideon Fell was based on that club's president, Creator/GKChestertonCreator/GKChesterton.



* Johnny Sasaki in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and its sequels is supposed to be Hideki Sasaki, [[CreatorCameo the character model designer on the first game]], and apparently known around the office for his habit of spending forever in the toilet and "rearranging the things on his desk to look busy". While he's a ButtMonkey in the original game, his final appearance in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is rather a lot more sympathetic.

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* Johnny Sasaki Sasaki, in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and its sequels sequels, is supposed to be Hideki Sasaki, [[CreatorCameo the character model designer on the first game]], and who is apparently known around the office for his habit of spending forever in the toilet and "rearranging the things on his desk to look busy". While he's a ButtMonkey in the original game, his final appearance in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is rather a lot more sympathetic.



* The director and narrator of ''Webcomic/BooksDontWorkHere'' is also the author. Since the comic has no FourthWall he goes beyond being a simple narrator and is arguably the character with the most screen time if you don't disqualify him for being a disembodied voice. Many of the fans of the comic who donated to the kickstarter campaign also have avatars.

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* The director and narrator of ''Webcomic/BooksDontWorkHere'' is also the author. Since the comic has no FourthWall he goes beyond being a simple narrator and is arguably the character with the most screen time if you don't disqualify him for being a disembodied voice. Many of the fans of the comic who donated to the kickstarter Kickstarter campaign also have avatars.



** Davan, the central character, is based on comic creator R. K. Milholland as he was several years before starting the strip, and most of the rest of the cast are Milholland's friends and family. To start with, "80-90%" of the story was based on reality, but it has diverged significantly since.
** In universe, Davan based the villain of a play that he re-wrote off of his father, Fred, justifying it as needing the villain to be the most interesting person in the play.

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** Davan, the central character, is based on comic creator R. K. Milholland as he was several years before starting the strip, and most of the rest of the cast are Milholland's friends and family. To start with, Originally, "80-90%" of the story was based on reality, but it has diverged significantly since.
** In universe, In-universe, Davan based the villain of a play that he re-wrote off of his father, Fred, justifying it as needing the villain to be the most interesting person in the play.



* Nearly everyone in ''Webcomic/GrowingUpGrunge'': Komo is the crater herself, Alicia is her sister, Tilly and Jack are her dogs, Izzy was her (now deceased) hamster, Alice and Eddie are based on her and her sister as well, and her dad makes an appearance. The only one ''not'' based on anyone is Zaff.

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* Nearly everyone in ''Webcomic/GrowingUpGrunge'': Komo is the crater creator herself, Alicia is her sister, Tilly and Jack are her dogs, Izzy was her (now deceased) hamster, Alice and Eddie are based on her and her sister as well, and her dad makes an appearance. The only one ''not'' based on anyone is Zaff.



** Gus wasn't intended to be based on anyone, but the way he moves from town to town was based on how both creators moved a lot as a kid.

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** Gus wasn't intended to be based on anyone, but the way he moves from town to town was based on how both creators moved a lot as a kid.kids.



* Dipper and Mabel, the main characters of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', are based on creator Alex Hirsch and his twin sister Ariel when they were children, respectively. The voice of Grunkle Stan originates from a grandfather that Alex faintly remembers, while Soos is based off a friend from college.

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* Dipper and Mabel, the main characters of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', are based on creator Alex Hirsch and his twin sister Ariel when they were children, respectively. The voice of Grunkle Stan originates from a grandfather that whom Alex faintly remembers, while Soos is based off a friend from college.



* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'': Elise is loosely based on Chris Pearson's wife. Dan and Chris are both {{Author Avatar}}s based on the flaws of Dan Mandel and Chris Pearson. And all three of them share their names with the people they're based on.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'': Elise is loosely based on Chris Pearson's wife. Dan and Chris are both {{Author Avatar}}s based on the flaws of Dan Mandel and Chris Pearson. And all three of them share their names with the people on whom they're based on.based.
13th Nov '17 2:07:05 PM rjd1922
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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' is notorious for this, especially considering that the description of Bella from Stephenie Meyer's own website sounds like a description of... yep, Stephenie Meyer. Even actor Robert Pattinson, who played Edward Cullen, said he felt like he was reading [[SelfInsertFic Self Insertion Fanfiction]].

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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' is notorious for this, especially considering that the description of Bella from Stephenie Meyer's Creator/StephenieMeyer's own website sounds like a description of... yep, Stephenie Meyer. Even actor Robert Pattinson, Creator/RobertPattinson, who played Edward Cullen, said he felt like he was reading [[SelfInsertFic Self Insertion Fanfiction]].
13th Nov '17 2:06:24 PM rjd1922
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** Gilderoy Lockhart from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' is directly based on a real person. Creator/JKRowling claims the real guy is too self-deluded for the connection to ever occur to him, saying "He's probably out there now telling everybody that he inspired the character of Albus Dumbledore. Or that he wrote the books and lets me take the credit out of kindness."

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** Gilderoy Lockhart from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' is directly based on a real person. Creator/JKRowling claims the real guy is too self-deluded for the connection to ever occur to him, saying "He's probably out there now telling everybody that he inspired the character of Albus Dumbledore. Or that he wrote the books and lets me take the credit out of kindness."" She has clarified that it's not her ex-husband.
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