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  • Doctor Linksano from Atop the Fourth Wall is one for Doctor Insano from The Spoony Experiment. Justified in that Linkara created Linksano, because he felt bad about asking Spoony to play Insano for him over and over. And of course it's also lampshaded because he is Insano's counterpart from alternate reality.
  • Given the premise of the show, Coyle Command takes a lot of its characters from G.I. Joe. There is Coyle Commander (Cobra Commander), Anni (Destro), Countess Crossland (The Baroness), and COMMANDO (G.I. Joe itself)
  • Dr. James Zanasiu, main character of the Darwin's Soldiers RPs is an expy of James Miardian, the scientist from the first RP that James's creator ever played: The Spreading Hazard.
    • Dr. Bailey, who first appeared in the rebooted Furtopia RP, was an expy of Dr. Shelton from the Gang of Five RPs, after the latter showed how useful it was to have a non-action tech guy around.
  • The Deviantart group Earth-G is made of these who are DC superhero expies
  • In The Gungan Council, several characters use avatars from the Star Wars films, including C'oringath and Ceel. Others use avatars from the Expanded Universe. Usually, these characters even match their avatar's in personality.
  • Inverted in The Lay of Paul Twister. Word of God says that Paul was originally conceived as "essentially the Anti-Harry Dresden.
  • MSF High Forums: Word of Player, Casey comes from a world of super hero and super villain expies. Casey herself intends on becoming one of Cutey Honey
    • Jax is also a completely unintentional expy of Ranma, and Tenchi, and several other well known 'middle of the harem' anime characters...
      • Only Jax might end up with the marrying them all.
    • Attention everyone! She's here, she's nice, she's friendly...she's a rotten kind of cute, give it up, for the ZOMBIE ENJO KOSAI. Inspired by the song Zombie Prostitute, by Voltaire.
      • Nurse Ottoshanti is an expy of Shantotto from FFXI.
      • Neko was inspired by her player's cat, with a little bit of Gir (Invader Zim) thrown in.
      • Apostate is very explicitly an expy of Durandal from Marathon.
      • Aresu has become an Expy of Keiri.
      • Shiron is an expy of the character Steffan Tommas from the game One Must Fall: 2097.
      • Sony and his world is a obvious Expy of Skies Of Arcadia and he specificly is a combination of Vyse and Gilder.
      • Smash is an expy of none other than Thunk. if a Distaff Counterpart. Also a Flanderization of general Orc traits. In fact, she's played as if she is mentally retarded.
      • Roe is a shoutout of Doc Roe, to some degree. Her insanity and Hair-Trigger Temper have kind of clouded this.Also a shoutout to Tank Dempsey due said temper.
      • Nika is both a Shoutout (See below) and Expy of Nikolai Belinski. Again, obvious.
  • Astholm on NationStates appears to be an expy of Scotland; or at least, Nottinghamshire, but it's all Depending on the Author, what with it being a House Pseudonym and all.
  • She's still a three-dimensional character and takes inspirations from others too, but The Nostalgia Chick is fundamentally an older, more broken Daria.
  • In the early days of the Nostalgia Critic and the Angry Video Game Nerd, each was accused of copying the other- a rage filled video reviewer who critiques children's media. They had a crossover feud, each did a review in the other's style and have remained friends in real life, and each has evolved their character over the years so they are more distinct from each other.
  • The Saga of Pretzel Bob features as its villain a silver-haired man in a black cloak who sets the main character's hometown ablaze and wants to destroy the world... named Seraphoth.
  • Save the Supers has as its main cast basically a set off Expies of the Justice League: Merman is Aquaman, Elementra is Wonder Woman, World Man is Superman, Morph Man is Plastic Man, Fleet Foot is The Flash, and Night Knight is a (very strange) version of Batman mostly based around his nickname "The Dark Knight". The first episode features a Joker Expy and episode 3 features a Catwoman expy.
  • The SCP Foundation has SCP-582, an expy of Slender Man. To be specific, both are Web Original Shared Universe horror stories with a mysterious recurring villain whose mere presence seems to cause death and madness, and both of which have elements of Clap Your Hands If You Believe.
  • A fair amount of characters from Survival of the Fittest. Occasionally, you will see one of a character from a previous version or the original canon (for example, Melina Frost was clearly at least to some extent inspired by Mariavel Varella of v2, and possibly by extension, Mitsuko from Battle Royale). Other times, you will see ones of characters from other works, based on people the handler knows, or are imported from other roleplays the handler has participated in.
  • Suzumiya Haruhi no Yaku-Asobi is full of these. One particularly sprawling multi-RPer slider faction known as the Multiverse Enforcement Bureau employs what is practically an alternate SOS-dan, consisting of a long-haired half-American Trigger Happy Haruhi who's a stickler for keeping things orderly, Kyonko, the person Kimidori Emiri was 'based on' by the aliens (a Dojikko), the Student Council President from Seitenkan, a Cold Sniper Mikuru, and a Men in Black-ish Sasaki. No, really.
  • The Whateley Universe is full of these, particularly since it's a superhero universe with a Superhero School.
    • Champion is clearly an expy of Superman, down to the freezing breath and the heat vision.
    • For that matter, Fantastico is an expy of Superboy, complete with the super-strength and the heat vision. Oh, and he might also be a pastiche of George W. Bush.
    • Dr. Yablonski is even lampshaded as basically being Batman as a physics teacher.
    • Aquerna has squirrel powers, including being able to talk to squirrels and command them. Who could that be?
    • Tennyo is Ryoko. Period.
    • Lady Hydra is The Baroness, although in-universe it is the other way around.

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