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Working Title: Split: Doppleganger Spin?: From YKTTW
What, no Gemini Man?
: Not sure how close Negi's first use of this comes to the pure trope. While it's true the wind spirits he summoned came in a form resembling him, they weren't identical to him or each other in shape, mind, or abilities. (Haven't gotten far enough in the manga to have seen the second case yet.) There doesn't seem any better place for the example, though.