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14th Mar, 2019 07:57:59 PM

That is an Expy. The trope you're probably thinking of is Captain Ersatz.

Edited by Freezer
14th Mar, 2019 08:05:16 PM

If it was unintentional, that would be the cut "trope" Counterpart Comparison.

15th Mar, 2019 06:57:08 AM

Note that all of the above have to be intentional.

If the resemblance isn't intentional (or only intentional in the sense that they're using a similar constellation of archetypes and tropes) you have JustForFun.Surprisingly Similar Characters. Not a Trope, but still an amusing exercise in character analysis.

Edited by Scorpion451
15th Mar, 2019 04:04:04 PM

^ My question: Do examples where it's widespread in the fans still fall into SSC?