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* As a meta-example, many players tend to base their PlayerCharacter in the game off some other character in fiction, generally known to others they play with. This is a common and generally accepted as fun practice, but there are some characters who tend to get exported much more commonly than others to the point of being seen as cliche. For those, see OverusedCopyCatCharacter.
* ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'': No, [[http://www.brueckenkopf-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Anima-Tactics-Black-Sun-Clover.jpg Clover]] is [[SarcasmMode totally unrelated]] to [[ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]] and [[http://jerome.regad.pagesperso-orange.fr/Anima/artbook_cover.jpg Lazarus]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial has nothing to see]] with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]], why do you ask?[[note]]And it's just the tip of the iceberg.[[/note]]
* From ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and its settings:
** In 4th Edition's default setting, the ''TabletopGame/NentirVale'', The Raven Queen is basically a gender-swapped Expy for Kelemvor from ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''. Also, Bane is an expy of [[NamesTheSame Bane]] from ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''.
** Ed Greenwood has admitted that Sune (the Forgotten Realms goddess of love and beauty) is basically the Greek Goddess Aphrodite renamed[[note]]The name ''Sune'' looks as the name ''Venus'', the Roman equivalent of Aphrodite, backwards and without the V[[/note]].
** This can happen to monsters as well in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''. Some are, of course, based on mythology, but consider the [[http://paizo.com/image/content/PathfinderCampaignSetting/PZO9226-Balor.jpg balor]] and Tolkien's [[http://www.mrwallpaper.com/wallpapers/gandalf-balrog.jpg balrog]][[note]]Very likely is the same as ''halfling'', that was used instead of ''hobbit'' because the latter was registered -according at least to the first Monster Manual.-[[/note]].
*** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' kytons certainly showed influence from ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' and Pinhead in them, and ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' pretty much makes them into Cenobites.
** Paizo, creators of ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', have hinted that the goddess Pharasma is an expy of the Lady of Pain from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Appropriate considering the history of the game.
*** Valeros the iconic fighter is an expy of Madmartigan from {{Film/Willow}}. His iconic portrait is a mirror-flipped version of Val Kilmer's portrayal of the earlier character; both are warriors quick of tongue and ''almost'' as good as their boasting.
** The TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has a few also: King Azoun IV of Cormyr is pretty obviously King Arthur, especially with regard to the whole "Sleeping Sword" thing, which parallels Arthur's "Sleeping King" myth pretty well. Arthur's coat of arms was a golden dragon, Azoun's is a purple dragon, etc. Also, Yamun Khahan was a very obvious expy of Genghis Khan. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome So when the two of them fought in single combat]]....
** Since almost every culture in the ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'' setting is a FantasyCounterpartCulture, the creators have not been shy about including culturally appropriate Expies such as ''Manuel of the Plains'', a masked vigilante from a Spanish-inspired culture who is an obvious {{Franchise/Zorro}} expy.
** The ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' game setting is swarming with {{Expy}} versions of classic characters from Gothic literature. Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein and his creation, Jekyll & Hyde, and so on: they're all there, sans serial numbers, disqualified from being CaptainErsatz only because the originals' copyrights all expired ages ago.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' had its old planeswalkers, who were super-powered - too super-powered to appear as cards. In particular, there was [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=234707 Jaya Ballard, Task Mage]], the sassy female fire mage with goggles, a hair-trigger temper and a tendency to solve problems with fire. Then they created the Planeswalker card type, and wanted to print Planeswalkers, but they couldn't drop the storyline power of existing old planeswalker characters. So they printed [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205958 Chandra Nalaar]], a sassy female fire mage with goggles, a hair-trigger temper and a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=185817&type=card tendency to]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205026 solve problems with fire]]. Jaya Ballard was iconic for getting flavour text quotes like "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=45358&type=card Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire.]]" She doesn't get any flavor text quotes these days, but Chandra gets a number of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=208009&type=card very similar ones...]]
** It's implied that Chandra was taught by Jaya herself, going so far as mentioning Jaya's name when recalling one of her lessons.
** ''Magic'' also does expies of real-world mythology and literature in some of its settings. This is most obvious in ''Theros,'' where there are expies of specific gods and heroes as well as expies of the cities of Athens and Sparta, and an expy of the Trojan Horse.
* ''Mecha Vs Kaiju'', in its FATE version, gives statblocks for NotZilla Kaibutsu, Ghidorah-inspired Sanshuseki, Franchise/{{Gamera}}-derived Kameyuu, and Hedokoku, who most seems to resemble Hedorah in being a monster fuelled by pollution. Others are mentioned in backstory, such as the moth monster Senshuga.
* ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' has a truly massive list of comic character expies in its TabletopGame/FreedomCity setting. With very few exceptions, they range from not very subtle to carrying large signs reading "INSPIRED BY SUPERMAN" or "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial NOT GHOST RIDER WITH A DIFFERENT NAME, REALLY]]".
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pokethulhu}}'' has many expies (often double-expies) of characters from both of its "parents": Randy Carter (Ash Ketchum/Randolph Carter), Derleth and Bloch of Team Eibon (Jessie and James of Team Rocket), and even Pikathulhu ([[CaptainObvious Pikachu and Cthulhu]]).
* ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'' lives and breathes this. Let's look at just the core game, for example: the heroes consist of a FlyingBrick who serves as a team leader (Superman/Legacy), a speedster who's accomplished in a technical field (the Flash/Tachyon), a gun-encrusted powersuit operated by a MilitarySuperhero (War Machine/Bunker), a shadowy gadgeteer vigilante (Batman/Wraith), a god of an old pantheon empowering a contemporary mortal (Thor/Ra), an aquatic warrior (Aquaman/Tempest, although Tempest controls weather instead of sea life), a bald psychic woman (Moondragon/Visionary), a nigh-immortal warrior using a pose of savagery despite being actually pretty well-informed (a heroic Vandal Savage/Haka), and a man whose low body temperature requires him to live inside either a suit or a frozen room (a heroic Mr Freeze/Absolute Zero), with the last one, surprisingly ''not'' based on a comics character, is a winged woman who is devoutly religious and verges on being a KnightTemplar (a Living Saint from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''/Fanatic); the villains are a vengeful genius with an alliterative name/title combination who rules a small region in Eurasia (Dr. Doom/Baron Blade), a rogue AI that has numerical iterations and eventually becomes a hero (Brainiac/Omnitron), a superhuman supremacist with a QuirkyMinibossSquad and elemental powers (Magneto/Citizen Dawn), and a conquering alien warlord who has enslaved countless worlds (Darkseid/Grand Warlord Voss, although Voss doesn't have Darkseid's raw power). This is just the core set. There are, either out or in the works, seven full expansions and a cluster of mini-packs, many of them containing multiple other Expies.
* In ''TabletopGame/StrikeLegion'', just about ''everything'' is an expy of something from another sci-fi or fantasy setting. The game not only shamelessly rips off other settings, but then it takes those same things and turns them UpToEleven.
* Most of the Icons of ''TabletopGame/ThirteenthAge'' embody fairly standard RPG character tropes like the Emperor, the Archmage, the High Druid and so on, but the Great Gold Wyrm is pretty clearly Bahamut from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' with a different scale colour.
* The factions in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' were originally little more than faction-level Expies for ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' Fantasy factions. Although they've tried to tone this down a bit -- for instance, by phasing out the Squats without explanation, then finally saying they were just eaten by the Tyranids -- there's still obvious parallels. Empire --> Imperium, High Elves --> Eldar, Dark Elves --> Dark Eldar, Undead --> Necrons, Chaos --> Chaos Space Marines, Greenskins --> Orkz, Dwarves --> Demiurg (a Tau-allied race), and to a lesser extent, the Tau in general. The Tyranids are an exception -- there's been some awkward attempts to equate them with the Lizardmen, but it doesn't really work out.
** Especially since the Slann are more or less the Warhammer 40K equalient to the lizardmen, while the 'nids are more or less expies from Starship Troopers.
** An example of a smaller background race in the setting is the Hrud, who are practically expies of the Skaven in many ways. At least as far as the fluff regarding them gives away. Both are rat-like humanoids who live in sewers in various places, and both use warp-plasma based technology and are scavengers, plus the addition of similar social habits. It is highly unlikely that they will become any kind of major faction in the tabletop, however, since Games Workshop are heavily opposed to the idea of having Warhammer 40000 as simply Warhammer in space, due to the removal of the Squats, the original Dwarf expies.
*** As of its printing, Games Workshop has some funky canon out now that makes them look like weird spine-like jellyfish people ([[FridgeLogic which is actually]] [[MrExposition quite plausible when you...]]). Although they still have some Skaven elements (photophobia, cavedwelling, [[AppliedPhlebotinum Warpstone]] usage), they also have some new canon junk like a God Pantheon, a curbstomped god who was shattered into psychic shadow spheres called Umbra via Slannesh (who else), and some weird time-distortion, warp-radiation field of narminess which they constantly radiate about themselves.
** Also, the Imperial Arbitrators were recycled from an abandoned ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' tabletop game.
** Nearly everything in W40k is an expy of something from another setting. Aliens vs Starship Troopers vs Colonial Marines vs Terminator vs Robotech vs Elves vs Orks vs Demons etc... While the original game was largely Warhammer Fantasy IN SPACE, the current iterations of W40k are closer to "sci-fi trope deathmatch" with the awesome and grimdark turned up to 11.
*** While being essentially the tomb lords from Warhammer Fantasy, the necrons are also clearly terminator expys. Rules like "I'll be back" are pretty obvious clues.
*** The tyranids are pretty clearly expys of both the Aliens and bugs from the Starship Troopers movies, depending upon the subsetting.
*** For example, genestealers and general indoor fighting of tyranids is heavily based on the Aliens film. Space Hulk was basically Aliens, the board game.
*** While the outdoors stuff, especially the perennial matchup of imperial guard vs tyranids is straight up Starship Troopers, the movie.
** Special Characters:
*** Khorne. A WarGod who's favoured warriors are called [[TheBerserker berserkers]], his bloodletter daemons are described as "blessed dead" and is associated with the exhilaration of battle? Not to mention in ''Warhammer Fantasy'', he commands daemons who collect the souls of the dead, his realm is named "Kreignihalla", and his symbol looks like a [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Valknut-Symbol-triquetra.png Valknut]]? Hmmmm. [[Myth/NorseMythology Sounds familiar]].
*** Commander Farsight was a prominent leader of an Empire's military forces. He eventually led some of his brethren in a rebellion against the powerful ruling cast, who's whims most Tau serve their entire lives. [[Series/StargateSG1 He is also known as O'Shovah.]] There's also [[CharClone his red and white mecha and mysterious past]].
*** Ghazghkull Thraka's early history is based on Adolf Hitler's: he was a lowly Goff (the Ork clan known as being militaristic and serious) boy who got severely wounded and then had visions of Orks conquering the Galaxy, just as Hitler was just a German (stereotypically known as militaristic and serious) corporal in WWI, got severely wounded and... well you know the rest.
*** On the other hand is Lord Castellan Ursarkar E. Creed of Cadia, who is Winston Churchill, down to the cigar, with some elements of General Patton thrown in. Fittingly, Cadia is basically a FantasyCounterpartCulture for Blitz-era Britain.
*** Trazyn the Infinite is basically Doctor Doom if he were an alien space robot.
*** Sly Marbo of the Imperial Guard. A renowned Catachan Jungle Fighter who works as a lone operative, and through his legendary skill in stealth, sabotage and guerrilla warfare has taken on entire enemy forces and emerged victorious. In one of his most famous exploits, he took out an entire [[HumongousMecha Ork Gargant]] single-handedly. In case you haven't clued in by now, he's a mix of Franchise/{{Rambo}} and [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]].
*** Doomrider is basically a one-dimensional expy of Comicbook/GhostRider, if he were a Chaos Space Marine-turned-daemon prince.
* Taking it full circle, ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' has the Stormcast Eternals, who are basically Games Workshop's own Space Marines recycled as Norse myth's Einherjar.
* One of the supplement books for ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken, Skinchangers,'' has a character in it called Shuichi Kurama who is serving as a Host to a fox-spirit named Yoko. The manga/anime series ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has a fox demon named Yoko Kurama who was mortally wounded and took refuge in the womb of a pregnant woman, Shiori Minamino, and was reborn as her son, Shuichi Minamino. On top of that, the physical descriptions and personalities for both Shuichi Kurama and Yoko Kurama are very, ''very'' similar.
* ''Hellcats and Hockeysticks''' official setting, St. Erisian's School for Girls, is ''Film/StTrinians'' (English girls' boarding school where the only rule is that there are no rules) with the SerialNumbersFiledOff and magic and weird science added.
* ''The Crystal Planet'', a third-party setting for ''TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'', is about the mineralites, a race of sentient gemstones with bodies made of HardLight and gravity, fantastic pseudo-magical technology, a strict caste system, and the ability to fuse with others of their kind. In other words, it's a pretty blatant take on the Gems from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''.