From Oshi no ko chapter 142,

She's reading a movie script and commented on how a character Ai appears to share some resemblance to Ruby.

I have doubts about the difference between ルビーから影響を受ける and ルビーに影響を受ける. I suspect they are interchangeable since に can be used to mark source object, similar to に used in passive sentences...?

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    In the particular context, there's no difference.
    – sundowner
    Commented Mar 2 at 7:04

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Yes, に and から are interchangeable in this sentence. に can broadly indicate a cause or source (this usage may remind you of this). Sometimes the use of に can lead to an ambiguous sentence (example), but this is not an issue in the sentence in question.

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