Created By: DragonQuestZ on January 26, 2009
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Drizzt Syndrome

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When a character is Expied enough by fans and other works it becomes almost a joke.

Compare Wolverine Publicity, and the two often feed into each other.

Needs a Better Description.
Community Feedback Replies: 7
  • January 26, 2009
    Tzintzuntzan
    Is this Deader Than Disco? A lot of that is about how too many copycats make some people hate the original.
  • January 26, 2009
    EponymousKid
    .............When did Image Comics stop being around? It's kind of still the biggest publisher besides DC and Marvel, isn't it? Well, Dark Horse, ''maybe', but it's close either way.
  • January 26, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    "Is this Deader Than Disco? A lot of that is about how too many copycats make some people hate the original."

    That has a lot of causes, and this trope doesn't always result in that.
  • January 27, 2009
    JethroQWalrustitty
    "Clichequest" the MMORPG in The Noob has several dozen players named various variations of the different members of the fellowship. At one point, we see Elfboro, where almost everyone is name Legolas one way or the other ("Oh, you're looking for Leg0las")
  • January 27, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ Yes, that is a perfect example of this.
  • January 27, 2009
    JethroQWalrustitty
    Also, Drizzt is also mentioned.

    • A Drizzt Expy shows up in Order Of The Stick as a member of the linear guild. Vaarsuvius points this out during a battle, and lawyers drag the copycat off screen.
  • January 27, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    I can't remember the comic, but it was making fun of The Matrix Online by dozens of Neo clones, with variations similar to The Noob example.
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