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Hmm...do any of these video game characters (or pixels) [[{{Expy}} look familiar to you]]?

%%* Nell from the first ''Advance Wars'' was made as an expy of Caroline from ''Super Famicom Wars''.
%%* Naggi from ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' is clearly a parody of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]].
%%* Ben and Dan from ''VideoGame/BenThereDanThat'' and ''TimeGentlemenPlease'' were created as expies of Franchise/{{Sam and Max|FreelancePolice}}, and even affectionately call each other "Sam" and "Max" from time to time.
%%* MAAX [[FunWithAcronyms (Meteoroid And Asteroid eXploder)]] from VideoGame/BillNyeTheScienceGuyStopTheRock is a blatant expy of [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]].
%%* Wrath from ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' was built as a ShoutOut to VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}.
%%* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', being a SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', has a number of these:
%%** Slayer -> Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
%%** Sol Badguy -> Ragna the Bloodedge
%%** Ky Kiske -> Jin Kisaragi
%%** Potemkin -> Iron Tager
%%** Zato-1 -> Arakune
%%** Chipp Zanuff -> Bang Shishigami
%%** Justice -> Nu-13
%%** Dizzy -> Mu-12fi
%%** Jam Kuradoberi -> Lichi Faye Ling
%%** Johnny -> Kagura Mutsuki.
%%* ''VideoGame/{{Bombshell}}'' had its early origins as a ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' game (which had to be changed for legal reasons), and as such, people naturally see quite a lot of Duke in its new protagonist, Shelly (despite the [[DistaffCounterpart different gender]]).
%%* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has these everywhere - millionaire playboy with no actual superpowers Justin Sinclair, kilt-clad time traveler Mender Lazarus and [[CaptainAmerica Statesman]] are only a few of the many.
%%* ''VideoGame/TheClub'' has Finn or [[Film/{{Memento}} Leonard Shelby]] in it.
* Many of the elements in ''[[VideoGame/LauraBow The Colonel's Bequest]]'' are Expies of the setting, characters and even murder implements from the board game ''TableTop/{{Clue}}''. The video game as a whole is an unofficial adaptation of the board game.
* The titular character of Franchise/CrashBandicoot. A SeldomSeenSpecies of Australian marsupial who performs tornado spins to break everything in his path. Wait, were we talking about [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Taz]] or Crash?
* Devilotte of ''VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}}'' was built as an expy of Doronjo from ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' -- both being blonde, female comedic mecha villains constantly accompanied by a pair of male lackeys. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in Doronjo's ending in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'', where she ends up going after Devilotte for stealing her gimmick.
* There are quite a lot of expies in the ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' series:
** The final boss in the arcade version of ''Super Contra'', Emperor Devil Gava(A.K.A. The Red Falcon), is based on Mad Emperor Asmodeus, the final boss of another Konami arcade game, ''[[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/c/bats.htm Battlantis.]]'' ''Battlantis'' was directed by Hideyuki Tsujimoto, who was co-programmer in the original arcade version of ''Contra'' and later directed ''Super Contra'', as well as ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders'' and ''VideoGame/MysticWarriors''.
*** Emperor Devil Gava has also some similarities with the [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph Queen from the Alien franchise]], especially in his ''Super Contra'' debut. Compare [[http://www.klustr.net/contra/images/articles/gyaba_1.png Gava's head]] from ''Super Contra'', and [[http://www.thebeerdrifter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Alien-Queen.png that of the Queen/]] Both give birth to the other aliens, and are their leaders.
*** In ''Contra [=ReBirth=]'', Gava has mandibles, that make him look a bit like a [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator Predalien]].
** The Aliens are in series, generally are based on those from the ''Alien'' movies. In The Final level of the original game, there is Devil Dragon Emperor Java(the big Xenomorph-like head), and Facehuggers. In ''Super C'' and ''Alien Wars'', there are enemies, that look like adult Xenomorphs, not to mention the Metal Alien, who looks like a winged one.
** The Waterfall Boss from the Jungle Stage in ''Contra: Hard Corps'' looks like a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Space Jockey]]. [[spoiler:[[Film/{{Prometheus}} Well, at least one in their biomechanical]] PowerArmor.]]
** [[spoiler:The Moirai]] in ''Shattered Soldier'' have a similar role to the Engineers/Space Jockeys, [[spoiler:both being very advanced species, who created the alien enemies in series]].
** The brain boss of ''Contra III'' also resembles the Golem from ''[[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Salamander]]''.
** In ''[=ReBirth=],'' the Contra commander looks like Che Guevara, and Brownie the RobotGirl looks suspiciously like Drossel Von Flugel from ''Anime/{{Fireball}}''.
*** Brownie/Tsugu-Min also very resembles Browny from ''Contra: Hard Corps'', both in looks and gameplay.
** Bill Rizer [[ComicBookFantasyCasting resembles]] very much Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, and Lance Bean Creator/SylvesterStallone.
** A pretty weird example from ''Contra: Hard Corps'', were there is an expy of an attack, rather than a character. [[spoiler: The first form of]] Colonel Bahamut [[spoiler:after fusing with Alien Cell]] uses an attack that is pretty much the [[TheWorfBarrage Continuous Energy Bullets attack]] from ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. His second form [[spoiler:after he loses control over the Alien Cell]] looks like Slave Beast Taka aka the giant turtle boss from ''Alien Wars'' and ''Shattered Soldier''.
** The fight against The [[spoiler:Relic of Moirai fused with the Triumvirate]] from ''Shattered Soldier'' is oddly enough, an expy of the multi-fazed boss fight against Colonel Bahamut. And their first form resembles Super Buu, again from ''Dragon Ball Z''.
** Genbei "Jaguar" Yagyu, is obviously based on the historical Samurai Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi.
** In ''Contra [=ReBirth=]'', Rocket Ninja Sasaki, looks very much like a Franchise/{{Predator}}, or a [[Franchise/MortalKombat Lin Kuei Cyborg Ninja]].
** The RecurringBoss Big Fuzz looks like a gigantic [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Terminator skeleton]], and the two androids that are fought before him in ''Alien Wars'' look like normal sized ones. The three, however, are actually expies of the Snatchers from ''VideoGame/{{Snatcher}}'', made specifically more apparent in the name of their debut stage being "Neo Kobe", the setting of ''Snatcher''.
* ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'', being a ''Contra'' game by Creator/ArcSystemWorks, has ''a lot'' of expies of characters from their earlier works, other ''Contra'' games, and other franchises:
** Sayuri = [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Baiken]].
** Bahamut = [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy]] or Bill Rizer (which would also make him an expy of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, as noted above).
*** Alternatively, a gun-toting [[VideoGame/StarGladiator Hayato Kanzaki]].
** Krystal, while easily likened to [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Millia Rage]] or Brownie/Tsugu-Min, actually shares more in common, at least in terms of looks, with [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]]. Her gun is based on the ArmCannon of Samus's [[PoweredArmor Power Suit]] and Krystal even has an alternate color scheme where she looks exactly like [[VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission Zero]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Suit Samus]].
** Harley = [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Potemkin + Johnny]].
*** He also seems to have been designed as a fully human version of Brad Fang from ''Contra: Hard Corps''.
** Leviathan = [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Ky Kiske + Chipp Zanuff]].
*** He is also an equivalent of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Lance Bean]], who was Bill Rizer's former friend in the old ''Contra'' titles and an enemy in ''Shattered Soldier''. Both have accused their former friend (Bill/Bahamut) for the atrocities they have done [[spoiler:(Bill accidentally wiped out 80% of human population and nearly killed Lance, Bahamut betrayed Leviathan and the Commonwealth Empire)]] before becoming enemies.
*** He also resembles Deadeye Joe from ''Hard Corps''. Both have lower parts of their faces obscured by their masks, both are chased by the player, both have NobleDemon tendencies, and both fight against the player character, both personally and from inside of a {{Mecha}}.
*** He's quite similar to [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Jin Kisaragi]], too. Both are sometimes at least a bit [[AxCrazy crazy]], had a deep bond with one of the characters (Ragna/Bahamut) that was broken, and consider themselves kind-off the good guy, at least in the beginning, despite being on the definitely wrong side of the conflict. Their faces and hair are also definitely similar.
** Tiberius = [[VideoGame/MegaManX4 Colonel]] or Master Contra of ''Neo Contra'' + Chief Salamander of ''Contra [=ReBirth=]''.
** [[spoiler:Tiberius Augustus = [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Justice]].]]
*** [[spoiler:In this form, he also resembles the first two stages of [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 G-Virus mutated William Birkin]], with both sharing the overgrown one arm, complete with a pulsating, giant eye.]]
*** [[spoiler:Ironically, he also resembles the Triumvirate from ''Shattered Soldier'' if you count the Relic of Moirai overwhelming them.]]
** [[spoiler:Tiberius Invictus = [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Chaos]]. Other alternatives include Valentine from the final battle of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear 2: Overture'' or Project C of ''Neo Contra''.]]
** Some of the enemies are not free of this either. There's one resembling a Gigafly (from ''Contra III'', ''Shattered Soldier'' and ''Contra 4'') that tries to "kidnap" your character by taking them away to the top of the screen.
** The Cerberus boss resembles Devil Emperor Gava, who [[RecurringBoss appears in other]] ''[[RecurringBoss Contra]]'' [[RecurringBoss titles]], but is much more mobile.
** Both 573-Tigris and 573-Draconis (Kasuga series in the Japanese version) resemble the Magnus Tank series.
** 573-Draconis from the end of Stage 3, seems to be based on the blue battleship/submarine boss from the beginning of the second stage in ''Contra: Shattered Soldier''. It also resembles the TIM Gunboat in ''Neo Contra''.
** The Lux Corona resembles a combination of Rocket Ninja Sasaki (from ''Contra [=ReBirth=]'') and Great Awakening Robo Big Fuzz.
** The transforming black robot from Stage 6 looks, and behaves like, a [[CompositeCharacter combination of]] Super Power Robot Yokozuna from ''Contra: Hard Corps/Shattered Soldier'' and the Heli-bot from the beginning of Stage 6 in ''Shattered Soldier''.
* ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy]]'''s planet Blenjeel is based on the planet Arrakis from ''Franchise/{{Dune}}''
* The ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' series is full with monsters from HPLovecraft and DungeonsAndDragons:
** Dungeons & Dragons: Mind Flayer (DmS, BB), Nightwalker (DmS), Mimic (DS1-3) Grick (DS1), Bulezau demon (DS1), Ekolid demon (DmS), Lemure devil (DS1), Myconids (DS1), Aboleth (BB)
** Lovecraft: Gug (BB), Mi-Go (BB), Nightgaunt (DS1)
* ''VideoGame/DeadIslandRiptide'' introduces us to Australian sailor John Morgan. Here's a [[http://images.wikia.com/x-men/images/3/30/Wolverine-marvel-huge-jackman.jpg photo]] of [[{{Wolverine}} who he looks like]] and how [[http://www.gamerassaultweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/wmplayer-2013-04-22-15-26-45-31.jpg he actually appears in game.]]
* Most of the Psychopaths in ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' are mix-and-match expys of the Psychopaths from ''VideoGame/DeadRising''.
* Belltower Heavies from ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' wear armour that resembles bomb squad suits and bring MoreDakka, similar to the Juggernauts of ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2''.
* ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'': Many of the characters in the game are quite clearly Discworld versions of characters from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. "Tomb evacuator" Laredo Cronk is an obvious [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] reference, and the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' theme occasionally ''almost'' plays in the background of the archaeologist's guild.
* Kurtis from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' was created as an expy / ShoutOut to Jet Link AKA Cyborg 002 from ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}''.
* ''VideoGame/DongDongNeverDie'' has so many that the game itself could be considered an Expy. Just a few of the more notable ones...
** Several of the stages are recreated expies of various [[{{Franchise/StreetFighter}} Street Fighter]] stages.
** The intro is more or less ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters '98''.
** Dong Dong, Terminator, Sheng Hua Nang, and '''the entire plot''' are tied to ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''.
** Ken is...[[{{Franchise/StreetFighter}} Ken]].
** Liu Mang seems to be a huge reference to ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' and ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory''.
** Mian Hua Tang summons [[{{Franchise/Transformers}} Optimus Prime]].
** On a related note, Xiao Pan wears an Autobot T-shirt, but otherwise has absolutely nothing to do with Transformers. Instead, he has [[{{Franchise/StreetFighter}} Guile's]] move set.
** Fei Fei is basically a female [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Iori Yagami]].
* [[BigBad Willy's]] [[TheDragon bodyguard]] Raymond in ''[[VideoGame/DoubleDragon Double Dragon Advance]]'' is based on the nameless final boss from the second NES game. While the Mysterious Warrior's fighting style from ''Double Dragon II'' was called "Gen-Satsu-Ken" (Phantom Murder Fist), Raymond's style is known as "Gen-Setsu-Ken" (Phantom Interception Fist).
** Duke, the BigBad of ''Super Double Dragon'', also resembles the Mysterious Warrior.
* Mercedes Marten of ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'' is an expy of Casca from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' more or less. The game is already crawling with ''Berserk'' references, so it's not hard to imagine that the headstrong but insecure, short-haired, ambiguously brown, tomboyish, female commander of an army being a ''tad bit'' inspired by the female lead of the dark fantasy manga. It's pretty hard not to [[http://cult-of-casca.tumblr.com/tagged/mercedes-marten once you've seen them.]]
* The dragon in ''VisualNovel/DraKoi'' is an expy of Lala Satalin Deviluke from ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' in appearance, though her personality is only somewhat similar. They both have long pink hair and a very distinctive hat. In the case of the original, it's a shapeshifting robot. The dragon's hat just happens to look like it.
* The ''VideoGame/DuckHunt'' dog has an AnnoyingLaugh very similar to Muttley from ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''.
* Nearly all the agents in ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' were designed to be westernized versions of their Japanese counterparts in ''Ouendan''.
* ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', a SpinOff of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', does this for nearly the entire cast:
** Kyosuke and Excellen -> [[Characters/EndlessFrontier Haken Browning and Kaguya Nanbu]]
** Lamia -> [[Characters/EndlessFrontier Aschen Brodel]]; justified, [[spoiler:as the latter is the former's predecessor (or, to a lesser extent, "older sister")]].
** [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Echidna Iisaki]] -> [[Characters/EndlessFrontier Cardia Basirissa]]
** Folka -> [[Characters/EndlessFrontier Aledy Nassh]]
** [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Persoenlichkeit]] -> [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier Wahrschein Lichkeit]]]]
** [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Wodan Ymir]] -> [[spoiler:[[Characters/EndlessFrontier Gagun Laos/Gymnos Basileus]]]]
** [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Marion Radom]] -> [[Characters/EndlessFrontier Marion Sumii]]
** Like the ''64'' to ''Advance'' example, the mecha in ''Endless Frontier'' also pull this off: [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Alt Eisen Riese]] -> Alt Eisen Nacht; [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Ialdabaoth]] -> Ark-On; Soulgain -> Arkgain; [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Fairlion]] -> Fee-Kleid; [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Thrudgelmir]] -> [[spoiler:Svaiser]]; [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Weiss Ritter]] -> Weiss Ritter Abend
* A huge number of the [[RatMen Skaven]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer|Fantasy}}: VideoGame/TheEndTimesVermintide'' are based on the Infected from the ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'':
** Packmasters incapacitate and drag heroes around while slowly damaging them like the Jockey.
** Poison Wind Globadiers use a lingering HerdHittingAttack that deals DamageOverTime and obscures vision, similar to a combination of the Spitter and Boomer.
** Gutter Runners leap on heroes to incapacitate them, then repeatedly stab them in a manner to the Hunter.
** Skavenslaves [[ZergRush attack in huge numbers]] at one go, essentially simulating the horde attack of regular zombies.
** Rat Ogres are big, tough and attack with powerful melee like the Tank.
** [[MetalSlime Sack Rats]] carry useful items but attempt to run from the players just like the Fallen Survivors.
* Sally from the ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' DLC ''Mothership Zeta'' resembles Sherry from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', who in turn was based on Newt from ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
** Not to mention the vast scores of raiders that make up the bulk of the enemies you face in the game look like they were plopped into the game straight from MadMax.
* ''VideoGame/FatalFury'': Rock Howard's moveset in SuperMode is based on Kaede from ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade''.
* Some characters from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' are expies of characters from one of the author's previous work, ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'': Kirei Kotomine and Souren Araya (both voiced by Creator/JojiNakata), Shirou Emiya and Tomoe Enjou, Rin Tohsaka and Azaka Kokutou (made even more obvious in a flashback that shows Azaka had the same hairstyle as Rin), Souichirou Kuzuki and Satsuki Kurogiri. The franchise's queen of this trope is Saber and this is made fun of in-universe: in the gag manga Koha-Ace, it was announced that a new character was going to be introduced only for it to be another Expy which had the characters themselves say "''Another'' Saber!?". In TYPE-MOON's April Fools special of 2013, Saber herself (under the PaperThinDisguise of "Mysterious Heroine X") joins Satsuki, Sion and Riesbyfe in their quest to overthrow the Gold Heroines because she wants to "get rid of the clones".
* Croix Raoul from ''VideoGame/LaPucelle'' looks an awful lot like Nicholas D. Wolfwood from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''
* Duke Snakeheart in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' bears a lot of similarities to Kefka from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' since both characters seek power to rule over people and will commit atrocities and betrayals [[ItAmusedMe for the giggles]].
* While not applying to a Character, the double-barrelled Devestators of VideoGame/DuneII have an expy in all ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' games to date save for ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun Tiberian Sun]]'', in the form of the Mammoth, Apocalypse and Overlord tanks.
* Reno from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and Axel from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Confirmed by {{Word Of God}}.
* WordOfGod states that ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'''s [[TheStoic Paine]] was intended as a gender-bent version of Squall Leonhart from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.
** Ditto [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]], of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]].
* Many have commented that the new cast in ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' are basically the entire cast of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. Rosso the Crimson's a sexy sadist with a ludicrous accent like Sniper Wolf, Azul the Cerulean is a huge GeniusBruiser with a minigun and weirdly defined, animal-related magic powers like Vulcan Raven, Nero the Sable's an insane, Freudian mind-reader in bondage gear like Psycho Mantis, Shelke the Transparent is the cybernetically-enhanced ninja sibling of a sexy female scientist who has an intensely personal history with the main character like Gray Fox, and Weiss the Immaculate is a ranting, shirtless helicopter pilot and Vincent's inverse and rival like Liquid Snake. Shalua is a helpful, brooding HotScientist with damage and a dark secret whose sibling was turned into a scientifically-enhanced ninja, like Naomi Hunter. It almost qualifies as a WholePlotReference.
* Wol in ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' hits major points from Kazushige Nojima's previous ''FF'' heroes - Squall's fear of getting emotionally involved, Cloud's DeadpanSnarker side, and Tidus's FishOutOfWater personality. Heavily lampshaded in Gilgamesh's storyline, where Gilgamesh is trying to get Wol to find himself a role model among the Warriors of Light in history - 'you sound like a few of them already'. Wol tells Gilgamesh to go and talk to a wall, a phrase used by Squall, and when asked if he's a fan of Squall says he's 'not interested' while doing Cloud's distinctive shrug. Gilgamesh becomes concerned that Wol will never be able to be more popular than Cloud, but wishes him good luck anyway.
* [[http://www.emu-france.com/images/news/2004/04-avril/05/ghostlop002.png Bruce and [=McCoy=],]] the protagonists of the unreleased Creator/DataEast game ''Ghostlop'', are basically Film/TheBluesBrothers if they were a pair of ghost hunters. Similarly, their enemy Mushman (as seen in ''VideoGame/MagicalDrop V'') is pretty much a purple [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man]].
* [[GSenjouMaou Maou]][[spoiler:/Kyouhei Samejima]] was built as an expy of Lelouch from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', down to having the [[Creator/JunFukuyama same voice actor]].
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'': Axl Low is quite obviously based a lot on Axl ''Rose'', the vocalist for Music/GunsNRoses, but being a goofy and humourous British time traveller, there's also a lot of [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] in him. [[spoiler:With the TomatoInTheMirror in ''Xrd: Revelator'' that he's a magical time being as well, he's even closer.]]
* Each of the Dickens sleuths in ''VideoGame/GuiltyParty'' draws direct inspiration from another famous detective character. Dorian "The Commodore" Dickens is Sherlock Holmes, with his vaguely British accent and deerstalker cap. Max Dickens is [[TheMalteseFalcon Sam Spade]], with his fedora and trenchcoat. His sister Phoebe, with her FBI badge and habit of being the [[OnlySaneMan only sane one]], is Agent Scully of ''Series/TheXFiles''. Her son Rudy "Kid Riddles" Dickens, the overenthusiastic child detective, is EncyclopediaBrown. On the Dickens-Johnson side of the family, Dorian's sister Charlotte Dickens is a [[LittleOldLadyInvestigates investigative little old lady]] in the mold of Literature/MissMarple. Her husband, Butch Johnson, is a tall, imposing man in the mold of Film/{{Shaft}} (daaaamn right). And their adoptive daughter Ling Ling Dickens-Johnson is a smart, analytical teenaged girl in the mold of NancyDrew.
* Much of ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe 2'''s cast are expies of characters from the original storyline.
** Yasuaki -> Abe no Yasutsugu
** Fuji-hime -> [[HalfIdenticalTwins Yukari-hime]] [[TalkingToHimself & Misono]]
* ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' has Volga the Dragon Knight: a violent, [[ArrogantKungFuGuy arrogant]] BloodKnight who wields a mean BladeOnAStick? Sounds an awful lot like [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Lu Bu]]...
* Eboshidori, the first boss of ''VideoGame/{{Ikaruga}}'' was based off the [[Film/{{Aliens}} Xenomorph Queen]].
* ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven GO'' plays this with the manager trio, Sorano Aoi, Seto Midori, and Yamana Akane are expies to the prequel's Aki Kino, Raimon Natsumi, and Otonoshi Haruna.
** The commentator Kakuma Ayumu is this to Kakuma Keita. After all, they're brothers that have a common interest and share the same VA.
* In KidIcarusUprising, it is even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] that Komaytos are identical to Metroids.
* Riku from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' have his characteristics coming from Yui Hongo of ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. Both are best friends of the main character (Sora and Miaka), [[FaceHeelTurn sided]] [[RivalTurnedEvil with the villain]] (Maleficent and Nakago) [[IDidWhatIHadToDo just to get a desired person]] (Kairi and Tamahome), [[HeelFaceTurn turn good]] at the cost of being [[HijackedByGanon taken over by the main villain]] (Ansem and Seiryuu), and after getting out of this mess, become TheAtoner. They also have their hairs growing long in the sequel series.
* Lololo and Lalala (aka Fololo and Falala) from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series are based on Lolo and his girlfriend Lala from the ''VideoGame/AdventuresOfLolo'' series, having almost identical character designs; Lolo and Lala have mouths, while Lololo and Lalala do not (as they are based on Lolo and Lala's sprite artwork, where their mouths are generally InvisibleAnatomy).
* Creator/ChrisAvellone stated he created Kreia from ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights Of The Old Republic II]]'' because he "thought it would be cool to be in an adventuring party with [[VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment Ravel Puzzlewell]]!".
** ''[[StarWarsExpandedUniverse By The Emperor's Hand]]'' introduces us to Mara Jade. Mira in the second game is an expy of Mara, right down to wearing one of the outfits Mara did in the comic.
* Each of the playable classes of ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' is a clear analog to a character or at least an archetype from the films:
** The Jedi Knight is one to Luke and Anakin Skywalker, especially the latter if played Dark-sided. The Sith Warrior is basically Darth Vader. In fact, several Sith [=NPCs=] are essentially {{Darth Vader Clone}}s, most prominently Darth Malgus.
** The Jedi Consular is one to Obi-Wan Kenobi, serving the role of the diplomatic warrior-sage. The Sith Inquisitor is one to Palpatine, serving the role of the powerhungry schemer.
** The Republic Trooper is one to the various Clone Troopers of the Clone Wars, with the female Trooper also being one of [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander Shepard]] due to their [[Creator/JenniferHale voice actress]]. The Imperial Agent is a combination of Grand Moff Tarkin and various spy tropes.
** The Smuggler is basically Han Solo while the Bounty Hunter is Boba Fett.
* Jinx in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' is according to WordOfGod a {{Rule 63}} Expy of the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' version of the Joker (with Caitlyn being Commissioner Gordon and Vi being Batman). Although there's also quite a lot of ComicBook/TankGirl in there.
** Veigar reminds a lot of people of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Vivi Ornitier]].
* Ellis from from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' is based around designs for the Scout from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
** Louis also has his clothes and background being an almost duplicate of the title character from ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''. Once Louis and the other survivors from the first game were made available in the second game, the resemblance is even more similar once you give Louis a cricket bat.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Kholdstare from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' greatly resembles Kracko from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series.
** Yuga from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' is basically a mixture of Agahnim from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' and Ghirahim from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''. Like the former, he's trying to revive Ganon, captures Maidens, is fought before you enter the Dark World equivalent and is a mysterious magician from nowhere. Like the latter, he shares an effeminate appearance, a need to revive his master, is the boss of the first dungeon and is fought three times throughout the adventure.
** Groose from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' bears a striking resemblance to Wakka from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' and even goes through similar character developments.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'' gave us Linebeck, who has his share of similarities with a certain [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain called Jack]].
** The recurring boss/enemy Mothula is clearly based on the {{kaiju}} Film/{{Mothra}}.
* Cuisses, the TeamPet who can eat skill stones to fuse them from Creator/{{Level 5}}'s ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'' was made as an Expy of the TeamPet Toad from Level 5's ''VideoGame/RogueGalaxy''.
* Kyousuke of ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' is clearly based on Yoshino Yuusuke from ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'', both having similar hairstyles, voices, and names, and propensities for inexplicably charismatic speeches about love or friendship or hope in totally mundane situations. However, they're far from the same character - for example, where Yuusuke is always totally serious and stoic, Kyousuke is much more overdramatic and expressive and happy. Most of all, Kyousuke comes across as something of an expansion on Yuusuke's character, as while Yuusuke only ever had a minor role at best in ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'', being mostly a one-off joke, Kyousuke is absolutely integral to the plot of ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' and gets a whole lot more character development.
* The VillainProtagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Lucius}}'' is clearly an Expy of Damien from ''Film/TheOmen''. (In fact, the game is pretty much ''Omen: The Video Game''.)
* ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'' has Deckard, an Expy of Dekar from ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals''. [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Spiky blue hair]], [[BadassNormal badass normaltude]], [[IdiotHero amazingly stupid]]...
* Beyond the fact that the premise of the the [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Classic]] series (and preliminary designs for VideoGame/MegaManX) were inspired heavily by ''Anime/NeoHumanCasshern'' (Mega Man and Rush are practically Casshern and Friender), ''Franchise/MegaMan'' has several expies [[FountainOfExpies within its own universe]]:
** Several of the Mavericks from ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX1 X1]]'' could be considered expies of the ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' Robot Masters:
*** Cut Man -> Boomer Kuwanger
*** Guts Man -> Armored Armadillo
*** Ice Man -> Chill Penguin
*** Fire Man -> Flame Mammoth
*** Elec Man -> Spark Mandrill
** In the same vein, the King Number Robot Masters from ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'' could be considered expies of the Robot Masters from the first game:
*** Ice Man -> Cold Man
*** Fire Man -> Burner Man
*** Guts Man -> Ground Man
*** Elec Man -> Dynamo Man
*** Bomb Man -> Pirate Man
*** Cut Man -> Magic Man
** In-universe, Guts Man seems to be a recurrent template for bosses in subsequent games, with one of the most obvious examples being [[VideoGame/MegaMan9 Concrete Man]].
** Slash Man of ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' owes his design to [[VideoGame/MegaManV Pluto of the Stardroids]].
** [[VideoGame/MegaMan9 Tornado Man and Splash Woman]] are, respectively, [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Sage Harpuia and Fairy Leviathan]].
** [[VideoGame/MegaManZX Giro]] is [[VideoGame/MegaManX Ze]][[VideoGame/MegaManZero ro]]. Besides possessing [[LegacyCharacter Model Z]] (which may or may not be Zero's SoulJar), this similarity is explicitly remarked upon in-series; Prairie, the leader of the Guardians, is heavily implied to be [[spoiler:an older Alouette from the ''Zero'' tetralogy--right down to [[Creator/RyoHirohashi sharing her voice actress]]--]]and is suggested to nurse feelings for Giro [[LovingAShadow because of how much]] [[YouRemindMeOfX he reminds her of someone she once knew]] (i.e. Zero).
** Many characters in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' are expies of ones from ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork''. Fitting, considering that these series are set in an AlternateUniverse compared to the others.
*** Lan -> Geo Stelar
*** Dex -> Bud Bison
*** Mayl -> Sonia Strumm
*** Yai -> Luna Platz
*** Chaud -> A.C. Eos (Ace)
*** Shademan.EXE -> Hyde/Dark Phantom
*** Bass.EXE -> Solo/Rogue
*** Pharaohman.EXE -> Apollo Flame
*** Serenade.EXE -> Sirius
* Creator/HideoKojima created ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'''s Meryl Silverburgh as an {{Expy}} of the Meryl Silverburgh from his earlier game ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', who in turn was created as an Expy[=/=]DistaffCounterpart of Solid Snake from his even ''earlier'' game ''VideoGame/MetalGear''.
** Kojima also later exported a {{Race Lift}}ed Benson Cunningham from ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' to ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps''.
** And Dr. Pettrovich Madnar, the Metal Gear engineer in ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'', was exported to be the head of the Frankenstein Project in ''Snatcher''.
* Drebin from ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' to the Smuggler from ''VideoGame/DeusEx''. Both are shades-wearing black men who do questionably legal defeating of biometrics. They even have [[Creator/KharyPayton the same voice actor]].
* Most of boss cast of ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' are direct stand-ins for FOXHOUND from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. Slasher Hawk is an Aboriginal shaman with a bird association, to go with Vulcan Raven the Athapaskan shaman; Marionette Owl, with his madness and kinky serial killer routine, is a take on Psycho Mantis; Black Arts Viper is vengeance-crazed and TheRival like Liquid Snake; and Sophia N'Dram is a tragic, sexy war-oppressed woman with a gentle side and heavy guns like Sniper Wolf. Pyro Bison doesn't really fit anywhere, though.
* ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'', being made by ''Franchise/MegaMan'' creator Creator/KeijiInafune sans the actual rights to the series, has Mega Man and Roll being substituted with heroes Beck and Call. Dr. White is essentially a YoungerAndHipper Dr. Light (though the MissionControl aspects of the character are given to Dr. Sanda), Dr. Blackwell is Dr. Wily, most of the Mighty Numbers are based off various Robot Masters (for example, No. 7/Brandish is Proto Man mixed in with Cut Man and No. 4/Seismic is Guts Man; notably, No. 6/Aviator draws inspiration from [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork GyroMan.EXE]]), [[spoiler:Trinity's first form]] uses the attack patterns of the Yellow Devil, and [[spoiler:Ray]] is [[spoiler:a gender-flipped fusion of [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero]] and Bass/Bass.EXE]].
* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': Endercon is this of Minecon.
* Many of your units (and the enemy units) in ''VideoGame/MiniRobotWars'' are expies of plants and zombies from ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies''.
* ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', a SpiritualSuccessor of ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial]] 1'' made by the same Creator/{{Konami}} team as ''[=TM1=]'', had a few Expies in its cast:
** Lesley, of Ayako Katagiri: they share the same specific personality traits unique to their character, i.e. an obsessive love for painting, and [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes a horrible fear of water]] which plays an important role in some special Events and dates at swimming locations;
** [[RichBitch Linda]], of [[AlphaBitch Mira Kagami]]: they have the same hair color, the same [[AlphaBitch haughty voice]] [[WellExcuseMePrincess and attitude]], a similar NoblewomansLaugh, and [[spoiler: comparable HiddenDepths]]);
** [[AristocratsAreEvil Johan]], of [[AloofBigBrother Rei Ijuin]]: they both act as the rival of their respective games' protagonists; both are heirs of very rich and influencial families, and they share the same arrogant and ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney attitudes, along with [[SuckMyRose a love of showing off with roses]]).
* Pictured: Ninten and Ness, both from the ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother}} Mother/Earthbound]]'' franchise. In fact, most of your party in ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' serve as expies of the party from ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings''.
** Ninten, Ana, and Lloyd -> Ness, Paula, and Jeff
* The rabbit Marquis de Hoto from ''VideoGame/TheNightOfTheRabbit'' is an expy from the rabbit of Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland. In both works a kid follows a rabbit into a magical world.
* VideoGame/{{Nefarious}} has Princess Mayapple, who is pretty much [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]] by another name, sharing the same style outfit she has, as well as the same dynamic with Crow that Peach has with Bowser. Albeit, she's a tad bit more [[DeadpanSnarker snarkier]] about her frequent kidnappings by him than Peach is.
* Many of the [=COs=] in ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars: Day of Ruin]]'' are similar in personality and/or abilities to those from the previous games.
** Jake -> Will
** Sonja -> Lin
** Eagle -> Tasha
** Lash -> Penny
* ''{{Nostalgia}}'' has Doctor Brown, who looks like Franchise/IndianaJones with a BadassMoustache.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'''s Teddie who was designed as a DeconReconSwitch of the classic Japanese children's character Anime/{{Doraemon}}. Much like the blue cat mascot who provides useful tools to the main character but barely resembles a cat, Teddie is a blue bear mascot who provides the tools the protagonists need to navigate and leave the TV world.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'''s Sojiro Sakura is based on Daisuke Jigen, a {{picaresque}} thief from the Japanese ''Franchise/LupinIII'' franchise that Atlus noted as one of their inspirations for ''Persona 5''. This includes Sojiro sporting Daisuke's distinctive beard, haircut and nose, as well as wearing a trilby hat in his casual outfit reminiscent of Jigen's iconic fedora.
* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Most of the male protagonists are expies of the original hero, Red. Ethan, Brendan, and Lucas take after his original design while Hilbert, Nate, and Calem take after his modern one. The latter two are also expies of Hilbert, most obviously with Nate.
** N from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' takes after Kaworu of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
** The unnamed protagonist of ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' is obviously meant to look similar to Red from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''. The female protagonist in the sequel game looks like a brunette Kris from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokemon Crystal]]''
** The comparisons between [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Lusamine]] and [[Anime/KillLaKill Ragyo Kiryuin]] are simply too obvious to ignore; Bright clothing and extravagant hairstyle? Check. Obsessed with beauty and an EldritchAbomination, eventually fusing with said Abomination for her final battle? Check. Controls a large company that's really famous? Check. Controlled every aspect of her children's lives for who knows how long? Oh, you'd better believe that's a check]].
** Throughout the series, species have tended to repeat themselves as well:
*** Most infamously, SeriesMascot Pikachu has had a new cheerful, circle-cheeked, FragileSpeedster electric rodent just like it in every generation, in order: Pichu, Plusle and Minun, Pachirisu, Emolga, Dedenne, Togedemaru.
*** Every generation up through 5 has a small, cute, [[PermanentlyMissableContent unobtainable]] legendary with [[JackOfAllStats an even spread of 100 among all stats]]. In order: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Manaphy, Shaymin, and Victini. To further the pattern, all but two, Manaphy and Shaymin, are at least part-Psychic-types.
*** The earlier routes are known for having a number of recurring patterns in the ComMons, such as with the Normal Mammals[[note]]Rattata, Sentret, Zigzagoon, Bidoof, Patrat, Bunnelby, Yungoos[[/note]] and the Normal/Flying Birds[[note]]Pidgey, Starly, Pidove, and Pikipek along with Spearow, Hoothoot, and Taillow[[/note]]. ''X and Y'' has noticed the pattern and subverted it; Bunnelby evolves into Diggersby, a ''[[NauseaFuel really not cute]]'' Normal/Ground type who's a MightyGlacier rather than a FragileSpeedster, and Fletchling, who at first appears to be the Normal/Flying bird, evolves into Talonflame, a Fire/Flying type who's [[DiskOneNuke one of the deadliest non-legendary pokémon in existence]].
*** ''Black and White'' was known for completely wiping the pokédex up to that point to fill the region with new species. While this has had [[BrokenBase different results depending on who you ask]], the Roggenrolla[[note]]Expy of Geodude, a three-stage rock-type that had the ability Sturdy and had its final stage evolve by trade[[/note]], Woobat[[note]]A [[GoddamnedBats very common bat]] that confused opponents like Zubat[[/note]], Audino[[note]]A pink, fluffy MetalSlime that spreads joy and commonly works in medicine, like Chansey[[/note]], Timburr[[note]]A three-stage fighting-type with very high attack and has the last stage evolve through trade, like Machop[[/note]], Throh/Sawk[[note]]Hitmonlee/Hitmonchan, twin fighting types which looked similar but had different focuses, along with the fact that you could only have one of the two[[/note]], and Bouffalant[[note]]A normal-type bovine that strongly resembles Tauros with an afro[[/note]] lines seem oddly familiar.
** In ''VideoGame/PokkenTournament'', Pikachu's mannerisms and fighting style are reminiscent of Heihachi and Kazuya Mishima from the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series.
* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'''s Blackwatch was created as an expy of Blue Unit from Creator/StephenKing's ''Dreamcatcher''.
* Randy and Andy, the Dragon Twins from ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'', are based on Billy and Jimmy Lee, right down to using their same theme music. The reference was even more blatant in the Japanese version, ''[[KunioKun Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari]]'', where Randy and Andy's Japanese counterparts were [[DubNameChange originally named]] Ryūichi and Ryūji Hattori (their names meaning First Dragon and Second Dragon).
* In ''VideoGame/{{Robopon}}'', ''Robopon 64'' had you play as expies of Cody and Bisco, the hero and his rival from the GBC games.
* Red and Blue from ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'' were based on characters of the same name from ''VideoGame/TreasureHunterG''.
* The titular VideoGame/SeriousSam is pretty much the equally titular DukeNukem without all the sexual and toilet humor (but still with plenty of cheesy one-liners.) This, plus the fact that the first game came out the same year that 3D Realms announced "VideoGame/DukeNukemForever will be done when it's done" could be used to argue that the former is a SpiritualSuccessor to the latter (especially when VideoGame/DukeNukemForever bombed horribly, while Serious Sam 3 fared considerably better.)
* Anne Lafitte of ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts: From The New World'', is basically Anastasia from ''Covenant'' .
** To say nothing of Lady and Killer, who are basically evil Alice and Yuri.
* Both {{Miko}} SHMUP Heroines Sayo Yuuki from ''VideoGame/CastleOfShikigami'' and Reimu Hakurei from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are said to be based on Sayo-chan/Pocky from Kiki Kaikai/Pocky and Rocky.
* The Butcher in ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' and the Bogeyman in ''SilentHillHomecoming'' are expies of Pyramid Head in ''SilentHill2''.
** It goes beyond just being an Expy in Homecoming; the Bogeyman is more or less just Pyramid Head renamed.
* Drachma from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' was created as an expy of Captain Ahab from the classic ''Literature/MobyDick''.
** TheHero Vyse also has a lot of Anime/CaptainHarlock in him.
* Dr. Eggman's robot companions in ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', Orbot and Cubot, strangely resemble Decoe and Bocoe from ''Anime/SonicX'', who themselves are expies of Scratch and Grounder from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''.
** Shade and the Nocturnus from ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' are quite obviously based on Julie-Su and the Dark Legion from Archie's ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog''.
** [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere King Boom Boo]] and his minions in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' are the series equivalent of King Boo and his minions in ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series.
** The Sonic games also have many similarities to ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Sonic, Shadow and Silver are essentially expies of Goku, Vegeta and Future Trunks respectively. There's also the super forms and the seven magical Chaos Emeralds. Unsurprising, considering the manga influenced quite a bit of the overall franchise.
* Gigadis and Kuu(-chan) from ''Sorcery Saga'' are ''extremely'' transparent stand-ins for Satan and Carbuncle from the earlier ''Madou Monogatari'' titles and ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' -- Gigadis being a pathetic and laughable demon king, and Kuu a weird little cute creature with a connection to him. We also have stand-ins for Rulue and Schezo, but Pupuru is not intelligent or sarcastic enough to be a proper Arle expy -- of all things, she's far more similar to Amitie, the protagonist of ''Puyo Puyo Fever''.
* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' is this to ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. Spyro and Sonic are animal protagonists (Spyro is a PartiallyCivilizedAnimal dragon and Sonic is a FunnyAnimal hedgehog) whose names begin with "S" and the rest of their series title is "The *Species*". They're both MascotWithAttitude's from TheNineties who were mascots to duel consoles (Sonic for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis[=/=]UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and Spyro for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation) that have since gone multi-platform. Both ''Sonic'' and ''Spyro'' are colorful platform series. Sonic and Spyro both have tag-along best friends, but Sparx is a lot more essential to Spyro as he serves as the health meter and is far less anthropomorphic than Tails.
** Ember, introduced in from ''SpyroAHerosTail'', is this to Amy. Ember is a SmittenTeenageGirl with an unrequited crush who is pink and the same species as Spyro, a dragon. Amy is a SmittenTeenageGirl with an unrequited crush who is pink and the same species as Sonic, a hedgehog.
* Nel Zelpher from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' was created to be an expy of Phia from ''VideoGame/StarOcean1''. Phia's combat style in the PSP UpdatedRerelease of the first game was even reworked to be more like Nel's later on.
* M. Bison from ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' is visually based off of [[http://fightingstreet.com/folders/variousinfofolder/ripofffolder/ripoff_pics/vegakato.jpg Yasunori Katō]] from the novel ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari'' and its various adaptations[[note]]''Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis'' and ''Doomed Megalopolis'' in particular[[/note]], right down to [[http://i.imgur.com/XeYcqCA.jpg the cape and hat]].
* WordOfGod says Grandmaster Meio from ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' was inspired by [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], specifically in his appearance in a cover art for the first book. This is noticeably in their similar cloaked/shadowy appearances and the fact "Meiō" is a title equivalent to Sauron's "Dark Lord", which is actually used in the book's Japanese localization.
** Solo is one to Boba Fett: Solo was inspired by Fett's [[EstablishingCharacterMoment establishing scene]] where he's contracted by the Empire, both are bounty hunters who use flight-capable and face-concealing armored suits and fight exclusively with ranged weaponry. His name may even allude to Han Solo, the one Boba Fett was hunting down.
** On the other hand, [[WordOfGod Keiji Inafune]] has said that Solo was part of his inspiration when designing [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero]] and staff at Capcom has implied [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-li]] was a non-evil expy of Tong Pooh.
* ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'':
** Marcassin, who is an absolute dead ringer for Howl of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle''. In the English version, he even spends his first few moments on screen hiding his face, complaining about how "hideous" he is -- just like Howl does! (This ''is'' Creator/StudioGhibli, however, who are known for their StarSystems.)
** There's also the Toko class of creatures, who are an obvious [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] expy, especially Chibi-Totoro.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Roommates}}'', Isabella greatly resembles a [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII certain Rivaini pirate]] and, for all intents and purposes, could be seen as a [[AmbiguouslyBrown modern-day]] [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl college]] [[BiTheWay equivalent]]. Rakesh may put people in mind of [[Series/TheBigBangTheory another quirky Indian fellow]] [[NamesTheSame with a one-letter difference in his name]].[[note]]It doesn't help that the two letters are side-by-side on a standard QWERTY keyboard, making it ''extremely'' easy to mistype one for the other.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' takes a lot of influence from the 8-bit era of gaming due to being a homage and {{Retraux}}, with many influences coming from ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''.
** The Order of No Quarter are based off the concept of the Robot Masters. They're a group of highly memorable bosses who wait at the end of specifically themed levels, have great visual designs and a lot of personality for one-off bosses, fight with very specific gimmicks, and are fought a second time in a BossRush toward the end of the game. They even have a very similar naming scheme.
** Shovel Knight and Shield Knight are visually based off of Mega Man and Proto Man (although the latter only in terms of appearance).
** Black Knight is also an expy of Proto Man in that he's not only fiercely independent, he also serves as a somewhat similar foil to Shovel Knight. He's also an expy to Bass in that he's a black-armored rival to Shovel Knight, using the same form of attack as him [[spoiler:and not being aligned to the main antagonist]].
** The game's BigBad, the Enchantress, has a design that is heavily reminiscent of Maleficent from the DisneyAnimatedCanon. Both have green skin, wear a cloak with black and purple as its main colors, horns on top of their heads, and utilize [[TechnicolorFire green fire]].
* The ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series seems to be a magnet this for many of its characters and HumongousMecha:
** [[Characters/MasouKishin Masaki Andoh and the Cybuster]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsZ Asakim Dowin and the Shurouga]]
** [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy (and the series in general)]] -> [[Characters/MasouKishin Tytti Noorbuck and the Gaddeath]]
** [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Kyosuke Nanbu and Excellen Browning]] -> [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Reiji Arisu and Xiaomu]][[note]]Unsurprisingly, the games for both pairs had the same director.[[/note]]
*** [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Alt Eisen]] -> [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Vita]]; her [[InstantArmor barrier jacket]] is predominantly red and black (with some white highlights), her [[EmpathicWeapon armed device]] is called "Graf ''Eisen''" which, while a hammer, functions as a barrier-piercing PileBunker via spending cartridges and also has the power to attack her enemies with tons of iron balls.
*** Alt Eisen -> [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Flickerei Geist]]
** [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lamia Loveless]] -> [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Signum]]
*** Lamia -> [[VideoGame/TalesOfHearts Richia Spodune and Kunzite]]; the former shares her [[Creator/KaoriShimizu voice actor]], green hair and {{Stripperiffic}} outfit, the latter her ArtificialHuman RobotGirl background, TheStoic personality and similar TinMan to BecomeARealBoy story.
** [[Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku Juzo Akashi]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]]
*** Sanger -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsJudgment Al-Van Lunks]], since Sanger's a {{samurai}} and Al-Van's a KnightInShiningArmor lunarian equivalent.
** [[Anime/{{Gunbuster}} Kazumi Amano]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sleigh Presty]]
** Creator/BruceLee -> [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Folka Albark]]
*** [[FistOfTheNorthStar Raoh]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Alkaid Nassh]]
*** [[FistOfTheNorthStar Shin and/or Jagi]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Fernando Albark]]
*** [[FistOfTheNorthStar Jyuza of the Clouds]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Alion Lucada]]
*** [[FistOfTheNorthStar Toki and/or Shuren of the Flames]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Altis Tarl]]
** [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Selena Recital]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsJudgment Calvina Coulange]]
** [[Manga/HadesProjectZeorymer Miku]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsL AL-3 Alice]]
** [[Characters/MasouKishin Lubbikka Heinken]] and/or [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Gauron]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Archibald Grims]]
** [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Tempest Hawker]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Lee Linjun]]
** [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Euzeth Gozzo]] -> [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Arteil Steinbeck]], due to MesACrowd]]
** [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsZ Xine Espio]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsZ Marguerite Pistail]]
** [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Agilla Setme]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsZ Anbrorn Jeus]]
** The Prince of ''Literature/TheHappyPrince'' -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsZ Uther Insaraum]]
*** The swallow in ''The Happy Prince'' -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsZ Marilyn Catto]]
** Aside from the Hermodr battleship and Zyflud, none of the Balmarian mecha in ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' reappear in future [=SRWs=]. However, the Zadoc and Cees in ''Shin'' are most likely the base designs of the Zechariah and Megillot from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha''.
** The multiplying, regenerative qualities of the Machine Cells from ''Alpha Gaiden'' are the [=SRW=] equivalent of [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam DG Cells]].
** [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Human Instrumentality Project]] -> [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration ODE System]], albeit a cybernetic version
** Each of the original mecha in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars64'' are essentially slightly redesigned and recolored for the ones in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance'': Earthgain -> Soulgain; Super Earthgain -> Zweizergain, Virose -> Vysaga; Simurgh Splendid -> Angelg; Soldifar and Ashcleef -> Ash Savior; Svanhild -> Laz Angriff; Rathgrith Custom -> Laz Angriff Raven[[note]]Laz Angriff Raven, however, only appears in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''[[/note]].
** [[Anime/{{Gravion}} God Gravion/Sol Gravion]] -> [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Compatible Kaiser/G Compatible Kaiser]]; in this case, ''Anime/{{Gravion}}'' creator, designer and director Masami Obari was asked by developer Banpresto to give the Kaiser a new look.
** [[Manga/HadesProjectZeorymer Zeorymer]] -> [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL Rushbird]], complete with a [[spoiler:dimensional manipulating RobotGirl co-pilot]].
** [[Anime/DancougarNova R-Daigun]] -> [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL Straybird]]
** Anime/GaoGaiGar -> [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Gunleon]], a lion-themed mecha that [[ImprobableWeaponUser uses construction tools as weapons]] with a really [[{{BFS}} BIG]] one as its most powerful and associated with/powered by a green-colored energy source.
** Anime/MazingerZ -> Grungust series
** {{Franchise/Gundam}} -> Huckebein series; this example is rather infamous, as the entire mech family [[DroppedABridgeOnHim got bridge'd]] in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration 2nd Original Generations]]'' after {{Sunrise}} complained about the similarities. This resulted in the creation of the [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Exbein]], which is about 99% identical to the old Huckebeins, lacking only the most blatant Gundam design elements.
* ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' has a few: Several Grand Menaces carry inspiration from earlier sources. The Puppet Master is based on the Beast from ''VideoGame/HomeworldCataclysm'' (which was made by the team that would become KP). The System Killer reminds one of the [[PlanetEater The Doomsday Machine]] from ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}: TOS''. The Peacekeeper is based on the spaceship in ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951''.
* [=SolForce=] from ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' is one for [=EarthForce=] from ''Series/BabylonFive''. The name and functions are similar, the backstory of [=SolForce=] involves a democratic administration being suborned by jingoist militants that eventually get pushed back, just like the other, and the creators have even admitted to being fans of the show.
** The Bloodweaver aka He Who Shapes is the most paternal of the Suul'ka and the most adept at biological warfare. The Zuul females under him are constantly in pain and warped in form. Doesn't that sound like [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Grandpa Nurgle]]?
** The Loa to the spirits in real life Haitian Religion, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loa. Hardly surpriseing, as most races have some kind of historical analogue and the Lore writer is trained in historical anthropology.
** Despite [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} the name]], the Zuul are more like the Reavers from ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Ramshackle ships, into abduction, piracy and slaving, have a taste for rape ([[MindRape mental]], not physical, which isn't much better) and murder, make lots of use of grappling harpoons and {{Boarding Part|y}}ies...
* Flynn from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' looks a heck of a lot like Guy from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. WordOfGod is that they wanted to experiment by putting a similar design on someone with a completely different role.
* Milla from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' bears similarities to [[VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia Dhaos]], having a mastery of four basic magic elements, and also having a mission to destroy the technology that's disrupting her world's mana. Appropriately, she gets his outfit as a costume.
** Dhaos gets a second, villainous Expy in the sequel in the form of Khronos, who possesses all of his signature moves (Tetra Spell, Tetra Assault, Khronos Corridor/Laser), and harbors a similar disdain for humanity. It's likely a nod to the fact that a renamed Dhaos served as the Craymel of Time in ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'' (Khronos being the prime spirit of time in Xillia's universe).
* ''VideoGame/TechRomancer'', being an homage to mecha anime, has Expies out the wazoo, for both the mechs and their pilots.
** G. Kaiser = Anime/{{Mazinger Z}}
*** Junpei Todoriki = [[Anime/{{Mazinger Z}} Kouji Kabuto]]
** Dixen = Various [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Gundams]], particularly [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Zeta Gundam]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Nu Gundam]].
*** Nakato = [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro Ray]]
*** Halma = [[Anime/{{Gunbuster}} Noriko Takaya]]
** Pulsion = Series/{{Ultraman}} (in terms of plot and fighting style) + [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]] (in terms of design and weapons)
** Rafaga = [[TransformingMecha Valkyries/Veritech Fighters]] from ''Anime/{{Macross}}''/''Anime/{{Robotech}}''
*** Simon Harvard = [[{{Anime/Robotech}} Roy Fokker]]
** Twinzam V = Manga/GetterRobo
** Diana-17 = [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_%28anime%29 ARIEL]]
*** Reika Amamiya = a female [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu]]
** Wise Duck = Various western-style mecha, such as MetalGear and the mechs from ''VideoGame/MechWarrior''
** Bolon = [[Anime/{{Mazinger Z}} Boss Borot]]
** Gourai = [[Anime/TheBraveFighterOfLegendDaGarn Red Geist]]
*** ...and Shadow Red is a blatant CharClone.
* The indie fighting game ''VideoGame/ThemsFightinHerds'' has a revealed cast that is based on characters from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', since the game was based on the fangame ''VideoGame/MyLittlePonyFightingIsMagic''.
* ''VideoGame/VictorVran'' eponymous protagonist is basically a [[Film/VanHelsing Gabriel Van Helsing]] expy. Both are mysterious monster hunters proficient in fighting, and both wear badass leather suits with a cool hat.
* Carley from ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' is an expy of Rebecca Chang from ''VideoGame/DeadRising2''. Both women are pistol-toting [[HotScoop attractive reporters]] who wear the same outfits (a white buttoned shirt, black skirt and matching slippers/heels), and they both [[spoiler:die very shocking and sudden deaths from being shot in the head.]]
* Arthas of ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' was inspired by [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric of Melniboné]], and [[EvilWeapon Frostmourne]] by Stormbringer.
* The Quarter Knights in the original ''[[VideoGame/WildArms Wild Arms]]'' are based on the Sinistrals / Four Mad Gods from the Lufia / Estpolis series.
* According to top Creator/BioWare writer David Gaider, BW's writers build characters by taking ones from other works and reworking their names and backstories.
** [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Alistair]] for example was heavily based on Xander from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.[[note]]This is why they chose the name Alistair, it's the Scottish form of Alexander.[[/note]]
** Vette from ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' is an egregious case; same species (blue Twi'lek), personality, and ''voice actress'' as [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Mission Vao]]. The main difference is that Vette's "of age" and a romanceable option.
** Bioware characters also tend to be expies of each other, often sharing personality types, abilities and backstories. [[http://www.cracked.com/funny-3872-bioware/ This]] ''Cracked'' article points out a few.
** [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Bastila]] is essentially a carbon copy of [[VideoGame/NeverwinterNights Aribeth]],
** [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Shale]] is [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic HK-47]] but made of rock.
* The Planet Buster in {{Spore}} is an expendable item which is essentially a "[[Film/ANewHope Destroy Alderaan Button]]". Of course, just like its source, the Planet Buster will make everyone in the galaxy hate/fear you.
* VideoGame/FireEmblem, to the notorious degree, as there are so many similar characters fandom categorized them into [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Archetype archetypes.]]
** Taken UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. Characters such as Caeldori, Rhajat, and Asugi are all dead ringers for characters in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' (Cordelia, Tharja, and Gaius respectively) and share very similar personality traits. [[spoiler: Then again, Caeldori could possibly be the granddaughter of Cordelia (depending on if her father marries Cordelia's daughter), and it's hinted that Rhajat and Tharja are part of the same reincarnation cycle (just who reincarnates into who is up for debate) so it strays a little from this trope.]]
* The main character of [[VideoGame/OneThousandAndOneSpikes 1001 Spikes]], Aban, is pretty much Franchise/IndianaJones with anger and daddy issues. Also, one of alternate-colour sprites bears an uncanny resemblance to [[VideoGame/LaMulana Lemeza Kosugi.]]
* For veterans of the Souls series, ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'''s Velstadt's helmet and giant club will likely remind ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' players of Garl Vinland.
* The protagonists of ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'', ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood'', and ''VideoGame/{{Armikrog}}'' all resemble each other. They also resemble character Creator/DougTenNapel has created in other media.
** ''VideoGame/{{Armikrog}}''[='=]s BigBad [[spoiler:Vognaut]] is an obvious reference to ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood''[='=]s BigBad Klogg, right down to [[spoiler:being the protagonist's older brother]]. He is even shown wielding a similar weapon.
* The Wanderer class from ''[[VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey Etrian Mystery Dungeon]]'' is heavily inspired by Shiren, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/ShirenTheWanderer'', the most prolific ''Mystery Dungeon'' series and the only one with original characters. In addition to a heavy physical resemblance, they focus mostly on utility skills intended to help explore the dungeon, while the other classes are lifted from the main series and fill more standard RPG class roles.
* In ''VideoGame/BloodstainedRitualOfTheNight'', Gebel is basically one of ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'''s {{Dracula}}, as he was once a normal human who has since become a HumanoidAbomination and created a castle infested with demons. Miriam is one of Shanoa from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia Order Of Ecclesia]]'' due to her magic powers, amnesia and an outfit that reveals her back, or rather the design on her back.
* All the hero characters in Mobirix's Zombie Hive are based off of characters elsewhere: Red Fox is Claire Redfield from Resident Evil, Jack McLaine is John McLaine from Die Hard, Lady Hawk is Marvel's Black Widow but with an inverted colour scheme and an electrified submachine gun rather than shockrods, Mr. Blood Jacket is Rambo down to the bare chest and M60 but he's a black man now and finally there is Iron Shark who's a total expy of Iron Man (complete with missile-firing cannon off of War Machine).
* While ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' is crammed with Expies as player characters, everyone in the official lore is an OriginalCharacter...except possibly the setting in near-future ShiningCity Laurentia, which is pretty clearly an Expy of [[spoiler:Vancouver]].
* ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' has a lot of this with ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'':
** Suzanne Fielding and the American Reclamation Corporation bear a lot of similarities to Nwabudike Morgan and Morgan Industries, though her faction bonus is towards espionage, more like the Data Angels. Hutama, leader of Polystralia, also bears a lot of similarities to Morgan, as a student-activist turned politician with a charismatic personality [[WorkingClassHero who really doesn't seem to belong on a space expedition]].
** Commander Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe has characteristics of Colonel Corazon Santiago of the Spartan Federation. He also looks quite a bit like [[Film/{{Avatar}} Col. Miles Quaritch]].
** Vadim Kozlov, leader of the Slavic Federation, is based a lot on the real life Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Lampshaded in-game as the achievement you get for winning a game playing as him is called "Gagarin's Legacy".
** The new British/Scandinavian-flavoured North Sea Alliance in ''Rising Tide'' harkens back to the Nautilus Pirates of ''Alpha Centauri'''s own expansion pack, ''Alien Crossfire''.
** WordOfGod says that the African Union faction behaves a lot like the Shoshone of ''Civilization V'', expanding very quickly and grabbing territory, and then fiercely defending it. Similarly, the Pan-Asian Co-operative play similarly to Egypt from the same game.
** WordOfGod also compared the three affinity choices to various icons from films, TV and gaming. Supremacy [[note]]an affinity all about building a variety of unmanned drones and combat robots while also upgrading your troops with cybernetic implants and eventually using full BrainUploading into robotic bodies, with the intent to allow humans to become independent of planetary biospheres[[/note]] has been compared to [[Series/DoctorWho the Cybermen]], the Franchise/{{Terminator}} and [[Franchise/StarTrek the Borg]]. Harmony [[note]]an affinity all about OrganicTechnology, gene-splicing, cloning local alien wildlife to use as battle companions and mounts, and interfacing with the local GeniusLoci[[/note]] has been compared to the [[Film/{{Avatar}} Na'vi]] and Franchise/{{Predator}}, though some have made less flattering comparisons to the [[Literature/NewJediOrder Yuuzhan Vong]]. Purity [[note]]an affinity that celebrates human history and identity, using big vehicles and mechsuits with a strong DieselPunk[=/=]{{Space Roman|s}} aesthetic and an undercurrent of FantasticRacism against Supremacy cyborgs and Harmony mutants[[/note]] has been called a secular, more family-friendly version of [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} the Imperium of Man]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
** The Fallen Human is an AmbiguousGender riff on the protagonists of the ''VideoGame/{{Mother}}'' games.
** Undyne, a sharp, cool, and dutiful eyepatch-sporting soldier famed and respected in the setting, and her good friend Dr. Alphys, an awkward anime nerd with crippling insecurity and a tendency to keep creating killer robots, seem to have a certain amount of inspirational pedigree from Solid Snake and Otacon from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.
** The [[spoiler: first fallen child/Chara]] has very similar traits to the player character of ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' where, like the character in ''Hatred'', hates the world and wants to kill everyone (which becomes even more apparent if you go for the Genocide ending which can only be accomplished if you kill ''everyone''). The two even have similar hairstyles.
* Kogoro Tenzai and Mii Koryuji from ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' are based off of Sun Wukong and Xuanzang from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', respectively. Appearance-wise, Mii is basically a cross between VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}, [[VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw Juliet Starling]], and [[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart Petra Johanna Lagerkvist]].
* In ''VideoGame/PocketArcadeStory'', the first three characters you'd most likely encounter in the game in fighting mode are ''Ryuchiro'', ''Speedy Joe'' and ''Chunchun''- expies of Ryu, Guile and Chun-Li respectively.
* Cheritz:
** Yoosung from ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'' closely resembles Yeonho from ''VisualNovel/{{Nameless}}'', an earlier game from the same company: both are blond {{Keet}}s who are TheBabyOfTheBunch, [[StepfordSmiler harbor deep insecurities behind their cheerful smiles]], and can become disturbingly clingy towards the female protagonist in their bad endings.
** Every Cheritz game so far has had a male love interest with long white hair: Jihae from ''VideoGame/{{Dandelion}}'', Lance from ''Nameless'', and Zen from ''Mystic Messenger''. Jihae and Lance also have similar [[SugarAndIcePersonality Sugar and Ice Personalities]], although the same cannot be said of [[TheCharmer Zen]].