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* [[OlderThanTheyLook Lisa]], SupportingProtagonist of the ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' fanfic ''[[LookingFromTheOutsideIn Looking from the Outside In]]'', is an Expy of Alice from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. Both are blue-eyed girls with bright blond hair learning about something they don't understand.
* ''Fanfic/AceCombatTheEquestrianWar'' has the foreign pegasi aces being potrayed similarly to their originals from [[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies video]] [[VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation games]].
* In ''Fanfic/ADifferentLesson'', the Wu Sisters start out as this of [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Ozai's]] [[FanNickname Angels]], with Xiu standing in for Azula, Chun as Mai, and Jia as Ty Lee. They aren't exact copies, but the author does have a fair amount of fun with this, and they drop a lot of familiar lines. They also end up growing and developing as characters in their own right.
* Captain Kanril Eleya of the ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' fanfic continuity ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'' is actually intended as an {{inversion}} of a [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]] expy, according to the author. Despite the fact that, like him, she commands a ''Galaxy''-class starship, she's a 29-30-year-old woman instead of a man in his sixties, openly religious instead of atheist, HotBlooded and battle-ready instead of calm and diplomatic to a fault, blue-collar PriorEnlisted instead of aristocratic career officer, BookDumb instead of intellectual... the list goes on. She has more in common with [[Franchise/MassEffect FemShep]] than an archetypical Starfleet captain.
* The ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' fancomic ''Webcomic/BeTheSeaDwellerLowblood'' has [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]] versions of the B1 kids (including bro, though not really a "kid"), Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff characters, the Midnight Crew, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] {{Deadpool}}. They're all renamed to fit the six-letter troll name limit and to just sound more trollish. For example, Rose Lalonde becomes Rhosyn Lalond, Sweet Bro becomes Suweet Broski, etc.
* In the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend of Korra]] fanfic [[FanFic/BookFiveLegends Book Five: Legends]] we have several, most notably Princess Koko, who is a thinly veiled [[Characters/FriendshipIsMagicTwilightSparkle Twilight Sparkle]] from [[WesternAnimation/FriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]. Dresses in purple, insists on being called a princess, and has a great love of reading. Also, Miko more or less jumped over from [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Transformers Prime]], both in appearance and personality, though the latter changes slightly after TheReveal. [[WordOfGod The Author]] states in his notes he imagines them voiced by the same voice actresses as well. Temuji also bears some similarities with Kaworu Nagisa from [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]], particularly in appearance but also somewhat in mannerisms (at first).
* The ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' ElsewhereFic ''FanFic/BoyScoutsOneHalf'' follows mostly a cast of original characters, although some of them are obvious expies of characters from the original work.
** The Porter sisters are expies of the Tendo Sisters, with Sarah being the [[{{Tsundere}} tsundere]] love interest of the main character (like Akane), Kirstin being the cooking and cleaning caregiver (like Kasumi), and finally Nicole being the money lover with questionable principles (like Nabiki). This is [[{{LampshadeHanging}} lampshaded]] with the first names of Kirstin and Nicole starting with the same letters as those they are expies of.
** Despite being based on a real person, as a large chunk of the ''Boy Scouts ½'' cast is, the character of Derek Provost is also an expy of Happosai.
** Taylor Kuntz shares his initials with Kuno Tatewaki and is basically what you would get if you took away Kuno's pretension of class.
** And oddly, in a case not based on ''Ranma ½'', the character of Justy Yung is an expy of Jinnai Katsuhiko from [[{{Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld}} El-Hazard]]. This was even [[{{LampshadeHanging}} lampshaded]] in Universe when some of the other characters were watching that show and thought Jinnai seemed familiar.
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': [[KillerRobot Shadow]] is this to [[MoralityDial Evil!Jack]]. The LemonyNarrator even {{lampshades}} it.
* In ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'', Kit Bennett, alias [[spoiler:Kathy Watson]], is clearly an expy of River Song. The parallels aren't in full, but dang if they don't go far, with everything about Kit in her introductory episode echoing many elements of River throughout her tenure on ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'': Appearance-wise, [[spoiler: Save for the metallic arms]], [[spoiler: Alpha]] is one to [[{{UltimateMarvel}} Ultimateverse Nick Fury]], which surprisingly doesn't look ridiculous despite the fact that he is a [[spoiler: Goomba]]
* [[Fanfic/TheConversionBureau Chatyoance's]] work has Blackmesh Security, a pretty obvious expy of Blackwater USA.
* ''Fanfic/CurseOfTheDemonPony'' has Boris, who is basically a ponified, [[FantasticRacism fantastically racist]] [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]] with some [[WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit Victor Quartermaine]] and [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Biff Tannen]] thrown in. The author even uses some of the same lines from each of their movies for his dialogue!
** His minions Boxco and [[UnfortunateNames Dum Dum]] are exactly like [=LeFou=] (Gaston's henchman) and Biff's gang, with a little [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Snips and Snails]] thrown in.
* FanFic/DuelNature features occasional scenes with [[Series/CSIMiami Horatio Mane]], complete with the expected QuipToBlack style of dialogue
* ''FanFic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' has Nabby, an Expy of the [[ComicBook/TheSmurfs comic book version]] of Greedy since Greedy is still the village chef as in [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs the cartoon show]]. The Psyche Master is basically one for [[Film/{{Tron}} the MCP]], and Traveler is one for Waverider from DC Comics' ''ComicBook/{{Armageddon 2001}}''. Duncan [=McSmurf=], on the other hand, is more of a CaptainErsatz of Gutsy from ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series.
* In ''Fanfic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed'', in an InUniverse example, the Griffon nation has the uncanny trait of ripping off its more popular Equestrian counterparts, notably when it comes to its [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct books, companies,]] or even ponies themselves, with their dubious (yet admittedly, probably non-existent) answer to Shining Armor, [[CaptainErsatz Shining Amour]].
* Because of the WholePlotReference to VideoGame/SuperPaperMario, the villains of ''FanFic/TheEndOfEnds'' are expies to the villains of that game.
** Count Logan has Count Bleck’s hat and backstory [[spoiler: albeit less impactful and despairing as Bleck’s]]. He also shares Slade’s mask, though chromed.
** His three minions are expies of Bleck’s own minions and named after some of the goons from ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego''. Kamica and Madeva are ones to Starfire and Raven respectively.
** Dr. Beljar is one of Dimentio. [[spoiler:Knowing this, Beljar backstabbing Logan was pretty obvious]].
* ''FanFic/EventHorizonStormOfMagic'' features Westeros and Middle Earth being invaded by a MegaCorp from 22nd century Earth that's more or less an Expy of both [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Weyland-Yutani]], and of the [[NGOSuperpower historical British East India Company]] (but [[RecycledInSpace IN SPAAACE!]]).
* Being a FusionFic of ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' and ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' (and overlaps with TransplantedCharacterFic), the characters in ''FanFic/{{Fellowship}}'' are expies of almost all the characters in Digimon Tamers with some changes.
** The exception is Guile, who plays only a little of Renamon's role. His character is initially an {{Expy}} of [[Manga/OnePiece Whitebeard]] and [[Anime/DragonBallZ Son Gohan]], but turns out to be more similar to [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash]].
* Dr. Beesano from [[http://alaxr274.deviantart.com/gallery/37280372 Hottie 3: The Best Fan Fic in the World]] in an expy of Dr. Insano from WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall.
* [[Creator/DetsniyOffSkiword Kid Icarus Uprising 2: Hades Revenge]] has Pandora, [[EvilCounterpart Cloud2]], and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strafe]] collectively become expies of the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Team Rocket Trio]].
* Most of the characters in ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'' are expies. Made most obvious in one of the author's YouTube videos explaining his characters, clearly showing that they are recolors of the original show's cast!
** The Grand Ruler and Lightning Dawn are male versions of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Celestia and Twilight Sparkle]], while Starla Shine is based on [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rarity]]. Lightning's [[spoiler: Enticorn form]] is said to be a combination of a [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]] and an [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Anodite]].
** Krysta is named after the main character of Ferngully and appearance-wise is pretty much Fluttershy with her mane and coat color swapped, and in human form.
** Dyno and Myte are based on Mas Y Menos from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.
** Rhymey, Abra Kadabra and Goldwin are based on Muffy Mouse, Waldo the Magnificent and Jeff Hyslop from [[TodaysSpecial Today`s Special]].
** Titan is inspired by [[Anime/SailorMoon Wiseman]] and [[Franchise/CareBears No-Heart]].
** In ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'', Raven, [[spoiler: Twilight's assassin]], is named and based off the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' character.
* ''Fanfic/RealityIsFluid'': The author's note states that Professor Atani Dukat of the Cardassian Science Ministry was partially based on Emperor Turhan of the Centauri Republic from the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "[[Recap/BabylonFiveS02E09TheComingOFShadows The Coming of Shadows]]". Both are members of an enemy culture who are trying to [[TheAtoner atone for their peoples' past crimes]] by apologizing to representatives of those they harmed (Kanril Eleya, a Bajoran captain in Starfleet, in Dukat's case, Ambassador G'Kar of the Narn in Turhan's). The comparison is only partial, however, as Dukat's attempt turns out much better.
* A ''VideoGame/ChronoCross fanfic'' ''FanFic/SearchingForMyMaster'' has Guile. [[CatchPhrase Who the hell do you think he is?]] His character is inspired by [[Manga/{{Berserk}} Guts]] and [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]].
* ''FanFic/TheSecretLifeOfTheBackyardKids'': Jorge is this to Franchise/{{Zorro}}, [[WitchSpecies magical superpowers]] notwithstanding.
* "Fanfic/AenrhienVailiuri" has the merchant freighter ''Axiana'', which the author's notes say was based on ''Serenity'' from ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Battered old heavily modified freighter with a RagtagBunchOfMisfits crew, including a [[DumbMuscle not-so-bright]] TokenEvilTeammate.
* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' has a very large number of them, and WordOfGod has confirmed that many of the non-canon characters were based on others in at least some form.
** Dark Tails is an expy of [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Dark Samus]]. Also, the Quadraxis robot is basically the same as the boss from the same game, except massively upgraded and far more powerful (and vicious). Dark Chaos Energy is also a pretty clear expy of Phazon.
** Along with his obvious parallels to Shadow, Tsali is essentially a more-humanlike Franchise/{{Terminator}}. In a similar vein, the armies of flesh-eating Tsali Androids he once controlled are rather suspiciously similar to [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Necron Flayed Ones]].
** According to the author, Venus the Seedrian is a gender-flipped version of Guts from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', with several parallels in their back stories.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Tephiroth]] is the most blatantly obvious one, except his character and personality are entirely different. And he's not evil.
** Even the ''ships'' are expies according to WordOfGod - the Dreadnought is based on the [[http://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Machariel Machariel]] from VideoGame/EveOnline, and Maledict's ''Leviathan''-class ships are based on the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Eclipse-class_dreadnought Eclipse Super Star Destroyer]].
* ''FanFic/ThisBites'' has a few:
** The [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats Teenage Dugong Warrior Squad]], [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Leo, Mikey, Raphey and Donny]].
** The two South Birds the Straw Hats end up getting [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike are constantly arguing which of their Tribes is better, Swagger or Bear Glove.]] The former is a smooth-talking ColdHam, and the latter is a macho LargeHam. Their names are ''actually'' Isaiah and Terry, to boot!
*** And then they get Zoro and Sanji arguing in the same way.
* In the {{Pokemon}} fic {{Fanfic/Traveler}}, by the time of the Pokemon League, Ash has taken on more than a few of [[Videogame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red's]] traits, preferring solitude in nature with his team to being around people, as well as becoming more silent and stoic, and a much calmer, more collected battler. Gary lampshades this in conversation after the League, claiming that without his friends making him socialize, Ash would probably disappear into the wild. Jonathan later mentions having his final showdown with Ash [[Videogame/PokemonGoldAndSilver atop Mt. Silver]], saying it seems like Ash's type of place.
* The ''Franchise/KamenRider''/''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' crossover fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/1/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series Metroid: Kamen Rider Generations]]'' also has numerous of them, among are which from the previous Metroid series installments up to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
** Samus Aran's ability to use her [[PowerCopying Rider Suits]] are based on [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Tsukasa Kadoya's]] ability to transform into Kamen Riders before him. The only main difference is that Samus uses Rider Suits [[Series/KamenRiderDouble are]] [[Series/KamenRiderOOO those]] [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Riders]] [[Series/KamenRiderWizard that]] [[Series/KamenRiderGaim come]] [[Series/KamenRiderDrive after]] [[Series/KamenRiderGhost Decade]].
*** Given to her solitary background, she is an expy of [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Ren Akiyama]] and [[Series/KamenRiderBlack Kotaro]] [[Series/KamenRiderBlackRX Minami]].
*** WordOfGod states that she's [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha Romanoff]] in an [[ComicBook/IronMan Iron Man suit]].
** [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Gou Shijima]]/Kamen Rider Mach is essentially based on [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption Gandrayda]] and [[VideoGame/MetroidOtherM Anthony Higgs]]. With some mannerisms of SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} and ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}.
*** Chase himself is also one to Rundas.
** [[Series/KamenRiderGaim Mitsuzane]] also has some aspects of [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Yuto Sakurai]] and [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters Masato Jin]]. Also, he is a mixture of Marvel Cinematic Universe incarnations of [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]], [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Clint Barton]], [[Film/AntMan Scott Lang]], and [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Peter Quill]].
*** His habit of [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]], [[TheAlcoholic alcohol drinking]], [[LonelyRichKid wealthy]] [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob upbringing]], and [[GuiltComplex his guilt over his past]] literally makes him more of Tony. On the other side, WordOfGod also implies that there are lot more expies that apply to Micchy are mostly based on Creator/RobertDowneyJr played characters aside from Tony Stark (e.g., [[Film/NaturalBornKillers Wayne Gale]], [[Film/KissKissBangBang Harry Lockhart]], [[Film/{{Zodiac}} Paul Avery]], and Film/SherlockHolmes.)
*** Ironically, Micchy is more of [[AmbiguouslyGay "Gay" Perry van Shrike]], [[HoYay so Gou is the Harry]].
*** You can see Mitsuzane's role of TheQuisling in ''Gaim's'' TV series makes him the literal Wayne Gale.
*** Similar to his expy switch from [[Anime/YuGiOh Katsuya Jounouchi to Yami Bakura]] in his season, Mitsuzane becomes more of [[Series/TigerAndBunny Barnaby Brooks, Jr.]] to Gou's Kotetsu Kaburagi. As Gou himself is much more of Barnaby in his own respective season.
** [[VideoGame/MetroidFusion The Adam AI]] is also one to Krim Steinbelt.
* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has some for other Pokemon characters who cannot fill roles they'd usually do. The O.C Felgrand fills in the role of Giovanni as the one hiding down in the game corner's secret lair, while in one of the spinoff oneshots much of the story of canon anime Ash is filled by the character Casey Snagem, who has several Pokemon whom expy his Pokemon, such as Clefairy, Magmortar, Purugly, Chesnaught, and Liligant for Pikachu, Charizard, Gliscor, Greninja, and Snivy respectively.