Questions tagged [character-similarity]

Use this tag for questions about similarity between fictional characters. The similarity can be either related to the plot or based on out-of-universe inspirations for a character. To be on topic, at least one of the characters needs to be from a work of science fiction or fantasy.

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Why did the Warlock Lord have the face of Allanon?

In The Shannara Chronicles the Warlock Lord had the same face as Allanon. He was also a druid. So why did he have the same face as Allanon? Was he related in any way to Allanon, like the teacher or ...
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Is Forever Ω actually The Biologist?

In the Ayreon chronology, the Forever are The Forever (as the name implies) are effectively immortal and can stay around, well, forever. However, this begs the question if anyone from 01011001 is a ...
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What (if any) is the connection between The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner?

Is there any connection between The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner, and if so, are the Maze Runner series prequels to the Hunger Games books? Both are recovering from an/the apocalypse I think the ...
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Are Mr. Poopybutthole, Noob-noob and Stealy of the same [alien] species?

Has it ever been revealed (or mentioned) by the creators of Rick and Morty that whether Mr. Poopybutthole, and Stealy belong to the same species (alien or otherwise)? Additionally, although Noob-...
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Was Edward Pickman Derby from “The Thing on the Doorstep” based on Robert E. Howard?

"The Thing on the Doorstep" (1937) is perhaps my all-time favorite horror story—one of H.P. Lovecraft's best pieces. One of the main characters is Edward Pickman Derby, who finds himself battling ...
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What is the difference between Hela and Mistress Death?

I seriously couldn't figure out the difference between Hela, the sister of Thor and daughter of Odin, who is the Goddess of Death and Mistress Death, who is often seen in comics in conjunction with ...
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Were the writers of Voyager: Cathexis influenced by the TNG: Lonely Among Us episode?

Does anyone else see the parallels and similar aspects between the following two episodes: Star trek Voyager: Cathexis (1X13) Star Trek TNG: Lonely Among Us (1X07) Have any of the writers or ...
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What are the differences between the Canon character Thrawn and the one in Legends?

Grand Admiral Thrawn was introduced in the third season of Star Wars Rebels. As far as I know, he's the only major character adopted from Legends to Canon. He was cold-bloodedly restrained, very ...
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Was Governor Pryce's character inspired by Colonel Spalko?

Is there any official confirmation that the character of Arihnda Pryce, the governor of Lothal in Star Wars Rebels was inspired by the character of the KGB Colonel Doctor Irina Spalko in Indiana Jones ...
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Did Neil Gaiman base Dream's eyes' appearance on Terry Pratchett's Death?

Neil Gaiman's Dream is commonly depicted as having star-like glow in his eyes, usually when he's extra serious (extra serious? you might say): Those are just from the first volume, but the general ...
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What is Jango Fett's relation to the Death Watch in Disney Canon?

In Legends canon, the Death Watch was a rogue faction of Mandalorians who had rejected the Mandalorian standards of honor and were notorious for their brutality. They were directly responsible for the ...
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Comparing the Giants Badmannah and Rhynn

For a project I'm working on, I came across Yankee in Oz (1972) by Ruth Plumly Thompson. In the story is a giant named Badmannah the Terrible. He, according to the Oz Wikia, "has a magic fishnet, with ...
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Was Trinity (The Matrix) based on Molly (Neuromancer)?

I just started reading Neuromancer, and found Molly being very much like Trinity from the Matrix: similar clothing, proficiency in combat, sometimes cold attitude, even the black sunglasses/lenses. ...
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Was Soos inspired by Hurley?

Some minor Gravity Falls and LOST spoilers below. Soos from Gravity Falls and Hurley from LOST have a remarkable number of similarities. Both are fair-skinned Americans of Hispanic descent. Both go ...
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Has Silver John ever been used in other series?

I really love Manly Wade Wellman's Silver John stories (and yes, I know he hated that they were called that) and was wondering if he ever appeared (named or unnamed) in other works by Wellman or other ...
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Is Kruge's pet in STIII a type of Klingon Jackal?

In the TOS film Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Klingon captain Kruge has a vicious looking lizard-dog at his side. The animal is never given a name, although it was called "monster dog" behind ...
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Was Gordon Walker based on Blade?

In season 2 of Supernatural, we meet hunter Gordon Walker who ends up fighting vampires. I began wondering if this character was influenced by the Marvel comic book character Blade, who also fights ...
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Is there any evidence that Lana Beniko's character was based on Obi-Wan Kenobi?

A friend recently pointed out to me that Beniko is an anagram of Kenobi. In addition, Lana, despite being a Sith, follows the path of the light so the choices she makes seem to be more in line with ...
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Is Principal Wood inspired by Blade?

In Buffy we meet school principal Robin Wood who ends up fighting vampires. I started wondering if he was influenced by the Marvel comic book character Blade. Blade also fights vampires, and the two ...
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Is Olver actually Gaidal Cain?

In the Wheel of Time series, especially the last few books we hear a lot about the relationship between Birgitte and Gaidal Cain. We also know very little about Olver other than that his family are ...
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Is the twelfth doctor based on Dr House?

Both characters appear to be of similar age. Yes, the Doctor is extremely old, but he looks like he's about the same age as Dr House. Both seem more interested in solving the puzzle at hand rather ...
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Is Link based on Peter Pan?

I stumbled across this comparison between Link (Nintendo) and Peter Pan (Disney). Both: have a fairy companion wear green tunics and pointy green hats have elf-like pointed ears play a small ...
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Is River Song based on Mara Jade?

[Warning: Star Wars and Doctor Who spoilers!] A post on Barnes and Noble's sci-fi-fantasy blog had an interesting observation about Mara Jade: Introduced as the would-be-assiasin of Luke Skywalker,...
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Is Ezra Bridger based on Aladdin?

(Mild spoilers below!) In the TV show Star Wars: Rebels we meet a protagonist named Ezra Bridger. His physical appearance is strikingly similar to that of Aladdin: they both have similar hairdos, ...
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Is Hope Summers related to Jean Grey? [duplicate]

I'm finally catching up on the whole "Avengers vs. X-Men" arc, and it seems fairly obvious to me that Hope Summers is a clone (or something) of Jean Grey. However, upon reading up on her, it seems ...
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Has George Lucas or another Star Wars director ever stated that Jar Jar Binks' character was in anyway influenced by C-3PO?

Both Jar Jar and C-3PO utter this phrase: How Rude? It seems likely to me that Jar Jar and C-3PO serve a similar purpose: Comic ...
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Was Captain Gantu based on Worf?

I recently re-watched Lilo and Stitch (the 2002) film and noticed a great resemblance between the character of Captain Gantu and Worf from Star Trek. Gantu seems a bit of an exaggeration of Worf, ...
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Was Good Omens' character Crowley used as a template for Supernatural's Crowley?

I've been watching the TV show Supernatural for years. Last year I listened to the audio book version of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens and was astounded by the similarities between the ...
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Who (if anyone) could canonically tell Fred and George apart?

Is there anyone in canon who was stated to be able to tell Fred and George apart? Consistently, and not by randomly guessing.
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Was Riker based on Kirk?

I have noticed that, regarding character, both Kirk and Riker have some similarities - both are womanizers and can be cheeky. There are certainly differences, such as Kirk being much less formal than ...
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Is Mister Dark part of/Homage to The Endless?

I've just started reading The Dark Ages, part of the Fables series, and Mister Dark has just been introduced. I couldn't help but notice the striking similarities between him and the Endless of Neil ...