Basically, the point of this entry is to demonstrate to you that, due to crossovers and other things, it can be assumed that ALL fictional characters exist in the same world. I'll do this by drawing out a clear step-by-step chain for everybody to follow, I'll start with the perfectly inconspicuous piece of fiction, the Donkey Kong Country series of video games that I really enjoyed playing as a young boy (by which I mean, I still play today).
1. Donkey Kong Country crosses over with Banjo-Kazooie in Diddy Kong Racing.
2. Banjo-Kazooie crosses over with Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic and Sega All-Star Racing with Banjo-Kazooie.
3. Sonic the Hedgehog crosses over with a very large number of video game series in Super Smash Bros. Brawl but most significantly Metal Gear.
4. Metal Gear crosses over with Castlevania in New International Track & Field.
5. Castlevania games are stories which are basically sequels and prequels to Dracula by Bram Stoker.
5. Dracula crosses over with Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count by Loren D. Estleman
6. Sherlock Holmes crosses over with H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos in the anthology Shadows Over Baker Street.
7. The Cthulhu mythos crosses over with Doctor Who (and Sherlock Holmes again) in All Consuming Fire by Andy Lane.
8. The TARDIS from Doctor Who appears briefly in an episode of Red Dwarf.
9. Red Dwarf also features the ships from Star Trek in some kind of space junkyard.
10. Star Trek features the company Yoyodyne from The John Larroquette Show.
11. The John Larroquette Show crosses over with Frasier briefly in one episode.
12. Frasier has had its characters mention the magazine articles of the main character from Caroline in the City.
13. Caroline in the City had an episode featuring Chandler from Friends.
So you can see in just thirteen steps you can get from my favourite childhood video game to one of my favourite TV shows. I did have to do a lot of research for this, when originally looking I found this graph which shows the extent of what I'm saying, but only in regards to TV shows, not including novels and video games as I did. I think I'll just list three other things that fit into this enormous tangled web:
- The Epic of Gilgamesh (the earliest known piece of fiction) crosses over with Doctor Who)
- The Legend of Zelda (which is part of Super Smash Bros. Brawl) crosses over with Soul Calibur which then crosses over with Star Wars.
- The main character from House is based on Sherlock Holmes; House has crossed over with Family Guy which has crossed over with The Hills.
I hope this is at least somewhat interesting to you. It is to me, as is clear, I'm sure, by the fact that I researched it and wrote a blog entry on it...