* The EvilOverlordList is all about an aspiring EvilOverlord who, noting every villain they've seen or read about [[VillainBall always lose by making the same mistakes]], makes a handy guide to being a savvy villain.
* Most of the protagonists in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse grew up reading Creator/MarvelComics and Creator/DCComics, and watching lots of anime, so they're pretty well suited to be growing up as mutants in a superhero universe.
* Zeke Strahm of ''Blog/SeekingTruth'' is very familiar with Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos, and it shows.
* In ''AstoundinglyUnoriginalAdventure'' text adventure style forum game, the character "[[MeaningfulName BITTER CYNIC]]" (BC) is alarmingly this. He actually makes reference to TV Tropes and says he [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife spends a lot of time on it]].
* The hosts of WebVideo/EatYourKimchi, Simon and Martina Stawski are savvy with both North American and Korean popular culture.
* Every single character in ''{{Literature/TOT}}'', regardless of their age, is fully aware that they're in a horror novel and do the exact opposite of what a protagonist in a horror story ''shouldn't'' do. Unfortunately, [[BigBad Maximus Slade]] is also genre savvy and makes it hard for the protagonists to survive regardless.