Just removed some misused Expy tropes from the Pokemon characters page, my domain.
I feel like one of two actions should be taken:
1) Expy is made a YMMV trope, and keeps its informal definition of "this character kinda sorta looks like that character from My Show to me
2) Only Word of God
-confirmed Expies are kept as tropes (For example, the character designer for the Dragon Ball
Z anime has specifically stated that he designed the character Pikkon to resemble previous character Piccolo and act in a similar capacity, so that would be a concrete example of the trope, whereas saying Lt. Surge
is an expy of Guile
is just baseless speculation in addition to misuse of the definition).
That or the ideas you're all bouncing back and forth here.
edited 17th Jan '13 10:42:43 AM by Anomalocaris20