* ''FanFic/{{Fate Stay Night Ultimate Master}}'': Ben takes the fact that the Holy Grail grants any wish with a grain of salt, thinking it's a JerkassGenie. Talking to Illya, he pumps her for info on Beserker, knowing that, while she's more than she appears, she's still a kid who'll brag when prompted. It helps he's TaughtByExperience.
** Avenger has shades too due to Ben's influence. For example, if she fights, she knows Ben will jump in to help.
** Similarly, Archer is quick to identify Ben as a WideEyedIdealist and try to take advantage of it.
* There's the wacky but surprisingly good ''Series/{{House}}''/ZombieApocalypse fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3582047/1/The_Rampant_Disease The Rampant Disease]]'', in which House and Co. invoke every trope in the book -- [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality only some of which end up being true.]]
* Nili's ''LordOfTheRings'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3128022/1/A_Taste_of_Disaster A Taste of Disaster]]'' shows how genre savvy Legolas, Aragorn, Elrond and company get after Aragorn and Legolas have been through a few action/adventure fics. HilarityEnsues.
* Often present in MSPaintAdventures forums, especially in the Fan Adventures. A sample suggestion, explaining what's going on to a new character, is [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=809544#p809544 clearly very genre-savvy]].
* In the TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4942679/1/The_Long_Walk The Long Walk]]'', Michelangelo is pleading with OC Breech Loader to do something for him.
-->'''Mikey:''' "Then you can be my escort tonight before it's too late! You'll do it, right! It's important! I need it! And you love me, so you'll do it! Right!"
-->'''Breech:''' "I never agree to do anything without knowing what it is first. How do I know you're the real Mikey, and not some Dai-Oni possessing his body with the intent of making me promise to do something awful?"
* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' {{self insert fic}} ''FanFic/MassVexations'', AuthorAvatar Art goes through pretty much the entire fic noting the events of the game as they go on. He ends up lampshading just about everything he notices, including making an offhand comment about one of the game's PlayingWithSyringes examples.
* Several characters in ''[[Fanfic/TotalDramaComebackSeries Total Drama Battlegrounds]],'' though [[TheAtoner Heather]] deserves special mention after seeing [[CheerfulChild Rodney]] die in one of the virtual reality challenges:
-->"But see, in every movie that's science-fiction or fantasy or the like, [[InfantImmortality the kid always makes it]]. This time [[SubvertedTrope he didn't]], and thus, this queen has broken the unwritten rule for such movies. Even an [[IKnowKarate Asian martial artist cliché]] or the [[AmericaSavesTheDay American commando cliché]] cannot defeat someone who is breaking the unwritten rules. But as I said, I didn't want to say this out loud, or [[ClosetGeek I'd look weird]]."
* ''Fanfic/{{Luminosity}}'': Bella realizes that her life is a RomanceNovel. Relying on her status as the protagonist may be part of why she makes some risky decisions.
* In ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', Harry is a [[ChildProdigy prodigy]] who spent his childhood a) reading fantasy and sci-fi and b) analyzing everything in sight. He constantly uses his knowledge of literature and archetypes to [[MomentOfAwesome figure out things that his canon counterpart didn't figure out for years]]--for instance, [[spoiler:that he's destined to fight Voldemort]].
* In the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic FanFic ''"A Rising Light"'', this is one of main character Mike's defining traits, often crossing over with DeadpanSnarker and occasionally bordering on LeaningOnTheFourthWall.
--> '''Mike''': "Ponies don't start randomly thinking about this kind of thing unless it's about to become some important plot point [[SelfDeprecation in a corny story they're in!]]"
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has the titular duo, though in different ways: Calvin knows a lot about sci-fi movies, while Hobbes knows the outcome of pretty much ''any'' adventure Calvin drags him along on.
--> '''Calvin:''' Since that information is keeping us alive, I barely think we should tell you [who we are]!
* One of the hallmarks of being a resident of Angel Grove in ''OfLoveAndBunnies'' is that, living amongst PowerRangers for so long, they're used to the weirdness and can predict when strange things will happen and what effects they will have.
* [[AxisPowersHetalia Switzerland]] in the ''NineteenEightyThreeDoomsdayStories'' is shown as rather familiar with WorldWarIII conventions. And is arguably the first to figure out that Austria's decades-long HopeSpot that Hungary may have survived would not end well. [[spoiler:[[{{Tearjerker}} He was right.]]]]
* Arcanus in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Whispers}}'' is stated in-universe to have become this by reading a lot. He demonstrates it by [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] a case of InnocentInnuendo.
** On the flip-side, he also demonstrates GenreBlindness by claiming love and friendship have little merit... in a series [[ThePowerOfFriendship built on them]].
* Pinkie Pie displays a brief moment of this in ''[[{{Fanfic/AceCombatTheEquestrianWar}} Ace Combat: The Equestrian War]]'', while observing, along other ponies and griffins, the final duel between Rainbow Dash and [[spoiler: Gilda]]. When Twilight asks her why is she excited, this is her response:
--> '''Pinkie Pie''': Come on, it’s a fight between the aces! Whenever it happens at the end, it’s always awesome!
* [[Series/{{Sherlock}} John Watson]] does a ''lot'' of LampshadeHanging in ''[[Fanfic/TheDoctorsDoctor The Doctor's Doctor]]'' (you can practically ''see'' the author with her tongue firmly in her cheek):
-->After all, there was an old saying that [[MythologyGag when the impossible is ruled out, whatever remains has to be the truth]] - and as it was impossible for these people in [[InspectorLestrade Lestrade's]] disappearances to vanish literally without a trace by means known to man, then it therefore followed that there was an ''outside'' agency involved.\\
Either that was very sound logic, [[MediumAwareness or very bad novel-writing]].
* Another Literature/SherlockHolmes[=/=]Series/DoctorWho {{Crossover}} with GenreSavvy characters is ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime''. Holmes himself is quite savvy, with the air of SeenItAll. Professor Moriarty is DangerouslyGenreSavvy, a nice little byproduct of becoming Time Sensitive. And [[WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury Beth Lestrade]] is quite firmly OneOfUs, an obsessive Sherlockian and a [[{{Fangirl}} geek]] for several more fandoms, with a habit of making [[FandomNod Fandom Nods]] and inducing Holmes to deliver a few [[TakeThat Take Thats]].
* [[OriginalCharacter Jade]] in FanFic/AkatsukiKittenPhoenixCorporationOverhaul actually knows exactly which author she's being written by, and what the author's sense of humor tends to lean on. This leads to instances where she quotes a movie, and reprimands herself for being surprised at the outcome.
--> Jade: *waves hand* These are not the droids you are looking for.
--> It works.
* In ''Fanfic/QueenofAllOni'', Jade, after her FaceHeelTurn, is FAR more GenreSavvy than many (if not all) of the villains from JackieChanAdventures canon, partly due to her witnessing and/or exploiting their GenreBlind moments before the re-emergence of her SuperpoweredEvilSide, and she even exhibits DangerouslyGenreSavvy moments. Some of her GenreSavvy moments include: [[spoiler: taking Daolon Wong with when she breaks the Enforcers out of prison, remembering what happened when Shendu left loose ends lying around, cleaning out their lair before Section 13 can react on the info Valmont gave them,]] and one of her best was when she nearly managed to get the masks the heroes had (SOLO), [[spoiler: in a BatmanGambit by remembering how the Dark Hand had used Jackie Dark to gain access to the captured talismans, and if it weren't for an OC Section 13 agent with BlackandWhiteMorality (even to the point of FIRING a gun at her!),]] SHE WOULD HAVE PULLED IT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH!!
* Just about every character in ''Fanfic/CrisisEquestria'' has some level of GenreSavvy, from very mild to [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dangerously so]], and on both sides of the conflict too. Pinkie Pie's entire shtick revolves not only around being genre savvy, but [[RealityWarper changing the genre she's in during battle and taking advantage of the new rules]].
* In one Manga/CodeGeass fic, Lelouch, upon learning he's not the only one with Geass quickly realizes that the Emperor must have it as well. Why? That's the worst possible scenario for him.
* A ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ficlet has Naruto attempt to use magic to turn Kakashi into a chicken. Why? Because Kakashi refuses to teach them anything even after Naruto warns him that he'll continue pranking Kakashi until he does. Sakura insists it's impossible to turn someone into a chicken. Sasuke on the other hand.
-->'''Sasuke''': "It's insane, would take a miracle to pull off, and I doubt anyone else would even think to try it. ({{Beat}}) I'd say he has better than even odds of doing it."
* ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'' will eventually do this to anyone caught up in them... if not because of the time loop then because of the MutuallyFictional aspect.
* Navarone from ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'' is quite genre savvy, and is well aware of the cartoon logic the world sometimes operates on. It particularly applies during the Crystal Empire arc, where he recognises Sombra is carrying the VillainBall, and takes full advantage of the cliched tactics of cartoon villains.
* [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8501689/11/The-Havoc-side-of-the-Force The Havoc Side of the Force]]'' fully expects people to screw him over the first time he does a job for them. Also, when his cover is blown after anonymously saving over a hundred slaves, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he decides to leave immediately]]. [[Franchise/StarWars Padme]] tries to reassure him that everyone present has her complete confidence, but Harry just dismisses that, saying that only meant the Hutts would learn his identity in hours instead of minutes. He's right on both counts: Bibble had the ship Harry was getting in payment stripped of almost all it's weapons, shields, and engines. And Aayla Secura (one of the slaves) sending a transmission to the Jedi Temple led to a ship trying to ambush Harry right where he should have come out of hyperspace (he had Anakin pull them out a little early so they would be ready)
* While planning her [[{{Patricide}} father's death]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9443327/13/A-third-Path-to-the-Future A Third Path to the Future]]'', Emma Frost considers including some way of [[EvilGloating telling him that she was responsible]] but quickly discards it on the off chance he survives.
* Just before revealing his angelic nature in order to stop a mass relay from hitting them in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10050327/5/Alpha-and-Omega-Book-2-The-Fallen Alpha and Omega Book 2: The Fallen]]'' Shinji remarks to Rei that she's about to learn something about "human ingratitude." Sure enough, immediately after two separate characters nearly kill Shinji before he's locked away to await execution.
* Captain Kanril Eleya of ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'' and related ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' fics displays flashes of this on occasion. In the side story [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10371318/1/An-Anomalous-Nightmare "An Anomalous Nightmare"]], she rapidly makes the connection between the strange behavior of her crew and the NegativeSpaceWedgie the USS ''Bajor'' is stuck in.
--> "And the connection to that grav anomaly is?" [[TheMedic Warragul]] gives me a funny look and I scoff at him. "Oh, come on, we all know that's where this is headed. Every time we or anyone else hit an unexplained anomaly like this in the past it's made ''something'' weird happen."
::Part of the explanation is, she's a fan of TurnOfTheMillennium Earth science fiction (although not ''Franchise/StarTrek'' because [[CelebrityParadox that would be silly]]).
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