Expy as its broader "these two characters seem kinda similar" is not
a trope. It never will be a trope. It is the worst kinds of trope to have on this wiki. If anything, that kind of trope belongs on Sugar Wiki
. I'd rather see all examples of it moved there or cut before broadening the definition.
And, believe it or not, I see mostly correct usages of Expy outside this wiki—people use it to mean "this character is clearly inspired by and is meant to share a lot of traits with this other character" (which is still a bit
broader, perhaps, but acceptable).
edited 5th Apr '13 4:27:40 PM by helterskelter