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* ''Series/BlackMirror'': In "USS Callister", nerdy manchild game designer Robert Daly's PlayerCharacter, "Captain Daly", is handsome, witty, powerful, intelligent and always right. The female crewmembers melt in his arms while the male crewmembers constantly praise his brilliance while chastising themselves for doubting him. His villain is a buffoon who exists to be repeatedly foiled and humiliated by his quick wit. The catch is, Daly is a CruelPlayerCharacterGod who sadistically torments the ''sentient'' digital clones of his co-workers if they don't play along.

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* ''Series/BlackMirror'': In "USS Callister", nerdy manchild immature game designer Robert Daly's PlayerCharacter, "Captain Daly", is handsome, witty, powerful, intelligent and always right. The female crewmembers melt in his arms while the male crewmembers constantly praise his brilliance while chastising themselves for doubting him. His villain is a buffoon who exists to be repeatedly foiled and humiliated by his quick wit. The catch is, Daly is a CruelPlayerCharacterGod who sadistically torments the ''sentient'' digital clones of his co-workers if they don't play along.


* Done in a similar vein on ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' in which Alex writes a graphic novel and, due to being a wizard, can actually [[PortalPicture "live it"]], turning herself in [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses a princess]].

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* Done in a similar vein on ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' in which Alex writes a graphic novel and, due to being a wizard, can actually [[PortalPicture "live it"]], turning herself in [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses a princess]].princess.


* PlayedForDrama in ''TheIronDream'', where AdolfHitler becomes a science fiction author. His novel contains a Marty Stu based on himself exterminating an AlwaysChaoticEvil race based on [[SpaceJews Jews]].

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* PlayedForDrama in ''TheIronDream'', ''Literature/TheIronDream'', where AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler becomes a science fiction author. His novel contains a Marty Stu based on himself exterminating an AlwaysChaoticEvil race based on [[SpaceJews Jews]].

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* PlayedForDrama in ''TheIronDream'', where AdolfHitler becomes a science fiction author. His novel contains a Marty Stu based on himself exterminating an AlwaysChaoticEvil race based on [[SpaceJews Jews]].

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* In ''Literature/TheWorstThingAboutMySister'', Marty creates a superhero named "Mighty Mart", which is clearly based on herself.

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** Perhaps more disturbingly, the other large part of the play's plot revolves around the main character getting molested by the titular villian, who is heavily implied to be at least partly based on Charlie's CreepyUncle Jack.

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* In ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'', Joyce Brown tries to sublimate her lustful urges by writing erotic fiction about an ace space pilot who happens to be called Julia Gray.


* In an early issue of The ComicBook/NewMutants [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Rahne]] writes a story whose main character Allystra is an idealized version of herself, a redhead fairytale princess living in an enchanted forest and able to become a wolf. She goes on a quest to kill an evil witch to avenge the death of her beloved prince.

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* In an early issue of The ComicBook/NewMutants ''ComicBook/NewMutants'', [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Rahne]] writes a story whose main character Allystra is an idealized version of herself, a redhead fairytale princess living in an enchanted forest and able to become a wolf. She goes on a quest to kill an evil witch to avenge the death of her beloved prince.


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* In one issue of Greg Rucka's ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'', Two-Face creates a comic book called ''The Adventures of Copernicus Dent with his Best Girl and Plucky Assistant R'Nee'' in Arkham Asylum's art therapy program. The hero Copernicus Dent is drawn to look like Harvey Dent without any scarring, while the villain Janus is entirely scarred all over. R'Nee is clearly named after Renee Montoya, whom Two-Face was infatuated with, but the character is a [[HeroesWantRedheads redheaded]] DamselInDistress.


** A team-up between ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' and ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica'' in ''The Avenging Spider-Man'' opened with one of the comics Steve Rogers drew before he was Cap. It involves a [[Comicbook/{{SHazam}} Billy Batson]]-like kid named Roger Stevens who becomes the superhero Sir Spangled when he says the magic words "Rocket's Red Glare!" He also buys liberty bonds.

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** A team-up between ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' and ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica'' in ''The Avenging Spider-Man'' opened with one of the comics Steve Rogers drew before he was Cap. It involves a [[Comicbook/{{SHazam}} [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]]-like kid named Roger Stevens who becomes the superhero Sir Spangled when he says the magic words "Rocket's Red Glare!" He also buys liberty bonds.



* ''Film/{{Shazam}}'''s CreativeClosingCredits are an animation of Billy's notebook doodles. In the story therein, Shazam faces [[UpToEleven exaggerated]] versions of his challenges in the movies [[spoiler:with his foster family]], easily outshines ComicBook/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/TheFlash [[spoiler:(It's actually Darla who outruns the Flash, but she has the same power set as Shazam)]] and takes ComicBook/WonderWoman to the prom.

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* ''Film/{{Shazam}}'''s ''Film/Shazam2019'''s CreativeClosingCredits are an animation of Billy's notebook doodles. In the story therein, Shazam faces [[UpToEleven exaggerated]] versions of his challenges in the movies [[spoiler:with his foster family]], easily outshines ComicBook/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/TheFlash [[spoiler:(It's actually Darla who outruns the Flash, but she has the same power set as Shazam)]] and takes ComicBook/WonderWoman to the prom.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''-based comic ''Gotham Adventures'' (#s 10 and 14), Comicbook/HarleyQuinn has written a bestselling romance novel (yes, it's a Harley Quinn romance). The female lead is the criminal "Punchinello the Clown Girl", and her love interest is the brooding vigilante Owlman.


* ''Film/{{Shazam}}'''s CreativeClosingCredits are an animation of Billy's notebook doodles. In the story therein, Shazam faces [[UpToEleven exaggerated]] versions of his challenges in the movies [[spoiler:with his foster family]], easily outshines ComicBook/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/TheFlash [[spoiler:(It's actually Darla who outruns the Flash, but she has the same power set as him)]] and takes ComicBook/WonderWoman to the prom.

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* ''Film/{{Shazam}}'''s CreativeClosingCredits are an animation of Billy's notebook doodles. In the story therein, Shazam faces [[UpToEleven exaggerated]] versions of his challenges in the movies [[spoiler:with his foster family]], easily outshines ComicBook/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/TheFlash [[spoiler:(It's actually Darla who outruns the Flash, but she has the same power set as him)]] Shazam)]] and takes ComicBook/WonderWoman to the prom.

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* ''Film/{{Shazam}}'''s CreativeClosingCredits are an animation of Billy's notebook doodles. In the story therein, Shazam faces [[UpToEleven exaggerated]] versions of his challenges in the movies [[spoiler:with his foster family]], easily outshines ComicBook/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/TheFlash [[spoiler:(It's actually Darla who outruns the Flash, but she has the same power set as him)]] and takes ComicBook/WonderWoman to the prom.


** Also, in a different episode, DW writes a story about "BW", whose parents let her have a horse in her room, could ride a bike no-wheeled, had the President as a "best friend", had a secret base and access to all kind of technology, could do the balance-beam easily... The parodies of her own character as a Mary Sue go on and on...

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** Also, in a different episode, DW writes a story about "BW", "BW"[[note]]Lampshaded by her audience: "Hey, that's close! If it was '''D''W', I'd think you were making this up!"[[/note]], whose parents let her have a horse in her room, could ride a bike no-wheeled, had the President as a "best friend", had a secret base and access to all kind of technology, could do the balance-beam easily... The parodies of her own character as a Mary Sue go on and on...


* During John Major's tenure as Prime Minister, a running joke in ''PrivateEye'''s 'Secret Diary of John Major' was that Jeffrey Archer would constantly send John Major novels in which 'Godfrey Bowman' was so crucial to helping 'James Colonel' that he was awarded a knighthood.

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* During John Major's tenure as Prime Minister, a running joke in ''PrivateEye'''s ''Magazine/PrivateEye'''s 'Secret Diary of John Major' was that Jeffrey Archer would constantly send John Major novels in which 'Godfrey Bowman' was so crucial to helping 'James Colonel' that he was awarded a knighthood.


* Rimmer's diaries in ''Series/RedDwarf'', which [[SelfServingMemory brazenly rewrite real events]] to portray the cowardly and KnowNothingKnowItAll Rimmer as a bold, fearless hero who routinely pulls his cowardly and incompetent crewmate's chestnuts out of the fire. When made into a virtual reality fairground ride called "The Rimmer Experience" (based on Disneyland's "It's a Small World," complete with puppets of Arnold Rimmer singing his praises), the experience culminates in a truly [[EarWorm astonishing song]], presumably penned by Rimmer himself, exhorting what an amazingly wonderful guy he is. The experience is enough to make Lister -- who had recently begun to miss his recently-departed crewmate -- swear that he never wants to see the man again in his entire life.

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* Rimmer's diaries in ''Series/RedDwarf'', which [[SelfServingMemory brazenly rewrite real events]] to portray the cowardly and KnowNothingKnowItAll Rimmer as a bold, fearless hero who routinely pulls his cowardly and incompetent crewmate's chestnuts out of the fire. When made into a virtual reality fairground ride called "The Rimmer Experience" (based on Disneyland's "It's a Small World," complete with puppets of Arnold Rimmer singing his praises), the experience culminates in a truly [[EarWorm astonishing song]], song, presumably penned by Rimmer himself, exhorting what an amazingly wonderful guy he is. The experience is enough to make Lister -- who had recently begun to miss his recently-departed crewmate -- swear that he never wants to see the man again in his entire life.

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