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Most of the Expy entries on this page are somewhat concerning, given that Expy is a trope where one character is clearly and deliberately based on a character from another work. The entries as given here are simply \"this character has something in common with these other characters\" with what they have in common mostly being common tropes in the series or genre. O.D. being an expy of Dio Brando, okay, way too much for it to just be a series trope or a reference, but the rest?
I\'m pretty sure that these examples don\'t qualify even by a loose use of the trope ... but not 100% sure, which is why I didn\'t remove them.
Zangetsu might be one for Julius. I could be convinced. The others need to go.
Gebel... I could actually see the case for having multiple expies. In this case, I\'d say a character can only be an expy of two separate characters if they\'re an Expy of one in one of the games, and of the other in the other. So say Gebel, he\'s absolutely an ersatz Alucard in Curse of the Moon, but of Richter in Ritual of the Night (which he absolutely is an expy of, fulfilling the exact same role and all). I might even consider including mention of Dracula as a subverted example, because the marketing and opening play him up as being the ROTN version of Dracula.
Alfred: IIRC, being a moveset clone does not an expy make.
Bloodless: She\'s a No Historical Figures Were Harmed of Bathory, but not an expy.
Gremory: Honestly not... sure.
Also, note that CaptainErsatz.Bloodstained Ritual Of The Night exists.
Sasquatch X removed the following entry:
For the following reason:
I argued against this edit reason in a PM, stating that the Zangetsuto being Gremory\'s weakness doesn\'t change the fact that we\'re specifically told that Zangetsu would have wrecked her if he caught her, and thus she avoided him the entire game.
Sasquatch X replied:
Disregarding Zangetsu\'s power just because he derives most of it from his sword is like saying Sportsmaster isn\'t an underdog if Green Lantern takes his ring off. Zangetsu is a samurai, a class of warrior that ENTIRELY derives their power and identity from their sword. To the degree that Zangetsu is a Legacy Character who got his name specifically BECAUSE he had the sword. The fact that he can\'t beat Gremory without it doesn\'t change the fact that, with the weapon that literally defines his identity, she ran away from Zangetsu the entire story.
The hostile/sarcastic tone in Sasquatch X\'s responses strike me as having some sort of personal dislike for this narrative, but that has no regard on the facts that we\'re presented with in the story.
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