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Close your eyes and think of Superman, Batman and The doctor
from Doctor Who
. What versions is the one that you saw in your mind?. In your life you have probably seen many versions of this characters. You have seen them been Darker and Edgier
, Softer And Lighter
or simply different
However from all the versions of the character there is one that you fell in love with, the one that in your opinion is the defintive version of the character, the one that comes to your mind whenever the character is mentioned.This trope applies when someone has a favorite version of a character that has many versions.
This trope influences a lot creators that later become Promoted Fanboys
as they often gush and even take elements from versions of characters they liked. Usually this favorite version of the character will be the inspiration of a later version of the character.
Not to be confused with My Real Daddy
.That one is when you only know one version of the character.This trope refers when you know many versions of the character and you stick to one as "the definitive versions"
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Manga and Anime
Live Action Tv
- Touhou being more fanon than canon, there are many mutually contradictory versions of characters (not quite one for every fanfic/doujin, but pretty close)..
Table Top Games
- Dr Who
- Acording to David Tennant the fifth doctor is his favorite and definitive version of The doctor. So much in fact that he inspired a lot of mannerism that the tenth doctor had.
- The eleventh doctor was mainly inspired from the second doctor.
- Touhou being more fanon than canon, there are many mutually contradictory versions of characters (not quite one for every fanfic/doujin, but pretty close).