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A '''self-insert''' is a character created by an author as a way of putting themselves into the story. A self-insert who is too prominent in the story, or too perfect, is said to be a [[Mary Sue]].
 
A '''self-insert''' is a character created by an author as a way of putting themselves into the story. A self-insert who is too prominent in the story, or too perfect, is said to be a [[Mary Sue]].
  
[[Wesley Crusher]] served as the self-insert for [[Gene Roddenbery]].
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*[[Wesley Crusher]] served as the self-insert for [[Gene Roddenbery]].
 
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*[[Kathryn Janeway]] was the self-insert for [[Jeri Taylor]] when she wrote scripts for [[Star Trek: Voyager|''Voyager'']].
[[Kathryn Janeway]] was the self-insert for [[Jeri Taylor]] when she wrote scripts for [[Star Trek: Voyager|''Voyager'']].
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*[[Luke Skywalker]] (Luke S.) was the self-insert for [[George Lucas]] in the original [[Star Wars]].
 
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[[Luke Skywalker]] (Luke S.) was the self-insert for [[George Lucas]] in the original [[Star Wars]].
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[[Category: Fiction]]
 
[[Category: Fiction]]

Latest revision as of 20:57, 28 January 2013

A self-insert is a character created by an author as a way of putting themselves into the story. A self-insert who is too prominent in the story, or too perfect, is said to be a Mary Sue.

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