Alternative Titles: Expy

Excited Episode TitleExpy Eyes Of Gold
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Alternative Titles: Expy
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
At issue:
+33 (yeas:47 nays:14)
Fix the misuses of Expy and then leave it alone.
+20 (yeas:27 nays:7)
Expand Expy to include an "Import Character"
+7 (yeas:10 nays:3)
For reference:

  • Expy (currently): A character very similar to another character by the same author.
  • Import Character(on this crowner): A character very similar to another character by a different author.
  • Captain Ersatz: A blatant ripoff of a character by a different author.
+3 (yeas:17 nays:14)
Leave Expy alone.
+3 (yeas:15 nays:12)
Create a new, third trope about Imported Characters.
0 (yeas:3 nays:3)
This is just my opinion, but I actually like Expy. It's short and catchy.

As for Expy Vs. Captain Ersatz, here's how I would define them;

"Is it possible to rip off yourself?" If a work even causes you to ask that question, it's an Expy. If it's clearly a rip off of someone else, it's an Captain Ersatz.
0 (yeas:1 nays:1)
My definition of Expy vs. Captain Ersatz has always been that expy is a character whose features closely resemble another character, while Captain Ersatz is a blatant rip-off or parody of a character. I say keep Expy as is, but make the definition clearer.
-1 (yeas:17 nays:18)
Merge Expy and Captain Ersatz.
-10 (yeas:5 nays:15)
Expand Captain Ersatz to include an "Import Character"
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Total number of votes: 231

Excited Episode TitleExpy Eyes Of Gold
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