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ulmuchiha
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12:10:01 PM Nov 21st 2013
We should rename this trope.

Telcontar
moderator
12:44:46 PM Nov 21st 2013
If you can provide evidence of misuse or underuse because of the current name, please start a Trope Repair Shop thread about it.
UncleBubba
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08:06:21 PM Dec 7th 2012
Removed the following from the 'Film' category: "* Brian in The Life of Brian is obvious Messiah Ersatz to Jesus (who himself has a cameo appearance) with other examples being Mandy/Virgin Mary and Judith/Mary Magdalene."

As stated by the Pythons themselves before, at the time of, and after release of the film, Brian is explicitly *not* a stand-in for/ersatz Jesus (nor a "...Messiah Ersatz to Jesus...", whatever that means).
ellawenna
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11:45:43 PM Nov 14th 2012
I disagree about the Katsa/ Katniss one, since the books came out within two weeks of each other. Can I remove it? I highly doubt that Katsa was based on Katniss, given that- books are not written and published within two weeks. It seems more like happenstance than anything.
duochanmaxwell
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05:00:55 PM Jan 29th 2012
Ok, here at Brazil people use a lot of that. Monica's Gang have a lot of that (specially in their 90's strips and comics) because of Brazilian Law. Like Cebolinha (in English, he's Jimmy Five) in a Horoscope Knights, because at time, Saint Seiya was translated as Zodiac Knights, soooo... There are a lot more, but I just can't recall. It has been a lot of time that I don't read those comics.

Good examples or YMMV?
MagBas
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05:04:02 PM Jun 26th 2011
EponymousKid
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05:35:33 PM Jan 17th 2011
suedenim, an Expy is a character based on another character who are both created by the same person. The cast of Drawn Together are all (except for Spanky) based on famous cartoon characters, none of whom were created by the guys who made the show. They belong here.
suedenim
07:39:14 PM Jan 17th 2011
That's not actually the definition of Expy, though. TRS discussion here. Apparently, your definition was used at one time, but it's not the one in the trope description.
EponymousKid
09:04:28 PM Jan 17th 2011
edited by EponymousKid
...Wait, what? They changed it just like that? Also, ouch, nuclearneo is mad at this trope. Stealing? Really?

Sorry, I guess. I've got a forum ban so I don't really keep up with TRS, my mistake.
suedenim
09:09:28 PM Jan 17th 2011
Not sure when the definition might have changed, but the sentence "Often seen in different works by the same writer(s) or production team" has been in there unchanged since Aug. 1, 2010, which is as far back as the page history goes.
EponymousKid
08:43:03 AM Jan 18th 2011
Well, like I said, my mistake. Guess I need to pay more attention, is all.
NateTheGreat
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07:16:25 AM Jul 3rd 2010
Could someone take out the AVGN Follow the Leader examples? I don't think Internet personalities are allowed to have Captain Erzatzes, at least not in the way that the trope meant.
24.46.164.83
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10:55:40 PM Jun 11th 2010
Knights of the Dinner Table features a group of friends who play tabletop roleplaying games...not Dungeons & Dragons, of course, because that's trademarked. They play Hack Master! ...So does this count as a Captain Ersatz? I think it does, because Hack Master started out as a sort of affectionate parody of D&D and then evolved its own identity (even getting released as an actual game system). There are even Ersatzes of other TSR games; there's a western-themed one that's a takeoff of Boot Hill. So would it fit in this article?

75.185.166.75
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08:52:40 AM May 8th 2010
I replaced the spider-man image with an image of Foxy from the early days of Warner Bros. As you can see, he's clearly a blatant ripoff of Mickey Mouse. I can't confirm whether they stopped using him out of lack of interest or if Disney asked them to stop. If anybody can elaborate on this, i'll appreciate it.
65.12.13.19
06:50:43 PM Jun 10th 2010
Gonna have to say, the page image fails. Both Lucky Star and CLANNAD were made within a very short span of each other, meaning that neither one can be copying another.
mandrke
09:20:09 AM Jun 20th 2010
Can we use a image of World-3 of Deathstroke? and compare to Deadpool?
prinzenick
08:13:14 PM Jul 5th 2010
I've returned the original Foxy image to it's proper place, guys. Hope you're happy.
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