|A Pace Odyssey||
Authors tend to use pre-existing tropes and themes when they write. As a part of this characters, settings, and themes tend to be used and reused as time goes on and more and more stories are written. for this post I would challenge you to give an example of a trope, theme, character archetype, or entire character, and then at least one example of how it is reused in another piece of media, not necessarily literature.
My example is Dracula from the book by Bram Stoker, he first appeared in the book, and was based on the Vlad Dracula, better known as Vlad the impaler. Dracula has recently been used in the anime Fate/Apocrypha, in the anime more of the inspiration was pulled from the historical figure, but the design of the character was pulled from the novel, and he had the ability to turn into a vampire if he wished.