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28th Mar '16 3:12:00 PM WillKeaton
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* Played with in ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale''. Cecil and Kevin are mentioned to be completely identical, aside from the latter's BlackEyesOfEvil. This carries over to the live version, where it can be clearly seen that [[TheDanza Cecil Baldwin and Kevin Free]] look practically [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130824114354/nightvale/images/3/3f/Tumblr_inline_mqrorcXE8c1qz4rgp.jpg nothing]] [[http://www.mindspill.bygbaby.com/uploaded_images/kevinf.jpg alike]]. WordOfGod says that only the descriptions in the podcast are canon, which are so far [[SuspectIsHatless irrelevant to anything besides clothing]].

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* Played with in ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale''. Cecil and Kevin are mentioned to be completely identical, aside from the latter's BlackEyesOfEvil. This carries over to the live version, where it can be clearly seen that [[TheDanza Cecil Baldwin and Kevin Free]] look practically [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130824114354/nightvale/images/3/3f/Tumblr_inline_mqrorcXE8c1qz4rgp.jpg nothing]] [[http://www.mindspill.bygbaby.com/uploaded_images/kevinf.jpg alike]]. alike.]] WordOfGod says that only the descriptions in the podcast are canon, which are so far [[SuspectIsHatless irrelevant to anything besides clothing]].
28th Mar '16 3:11:28 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier,'' people marvel at the near-identical Koji and Koichi, who like Kagome and Kikyo, don't particularly resemble beyond the things everyone has in common due to having the same art style (meaning they resemble about as much as any one person resembles anyone else with the same hair color.) ''Maybe'' you could handwave the totally different skintones as one spending more time in the sun than the other. (It leads up to their being revealed as each other's long-lost twin. Fraternal twins ''do'' exist, but again, we get "they look exactly alike!" OnceAnEpisode.) The only noticeable thing that it can truly be chalked up to is that they're the only two of the main cast who have TsurimeEyes.

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* In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier,'' people marvel at the near-identical Koji and Koichi, who like Kagome and Kikyo, don't particularly resemble beyond the things everyone has in common due to having the same art style (meaning style. (This means they resemble about as much as any one person resembles anyone else with the same hair color.) ''Maybe'' you could handwave the totally different skintones as one spending more time in the sun than the other. (It leads up to their being revealed as each other's long-lost twin. Fraternal twins ''do'' exist, but again, we get "they look exactly alike!" OnceAnEpisode.) The only noticeable thing that it can truly be chalked up to is that they're the only two of the main cast who have TsurimeEyes.



* In the Theatre/TwelfthNight, Viola and Sebastian are supposed to be HalfIdenticalTwins, impossible to tell apart when Viola is dressed as a man. Needless to say this, it is very difficult to find a suitable male and female actor who are even the same height, let alone actors who look enough alike to be mistaken for each other. Even when the play is performed with an all male cast, as when it was originally performed, actual male twins are rarely cast. One television production from 1969 simply used DoubleVision movie magic to have the lead actress play both roles.

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* In the Theatre/TwelfthNight, ''Theatre/TwelfthNight,'' Viola and Sebastian are supposed to be HalfIdenticalTwins, impossible to tell apart when Viola is dressed as a man. Needless to say this, it is very difficult to find a suitable male and female actor who are even the same height, let alone actors who look enough alike to be mistaken for each other. Even when the play is performed with an all male cast, as when it was originally performed, actual male twins are rarely cast. One television production from 1969 simply used DoubleVision movie magic to have the lead actress play both roles.
19th Mar '16 11:45:53 AM Beedle
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** {{Exaggerate|Trope}} in "German Guy" when Chris gets in a SpotTheImposter situation with Peter and an elderly Nazi. Peter remarks that they don't look anything alike, but it doesn't help.

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** {{Exaggerate|Trope}} {{Exaggerated|Trope}} in "German Guy" when Chris gets in a SpotTheImposter situation with Peter and an elderly Nazi. Peter remarks that they don't look anything alike, but it doesn't help.
12th Mar '16 5:45:02 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', the fact that Vincent is able to disguise himself as Jerome using his DNA samples is believable, but, looks wise, they aren't that similar. Jude Law and Ethan Hawke just don't look alike, at least not enough to confuse one for the other. This is handwaved in the movie as people (especially cops) being so confident in their genetic analysis material that "who looks at the face, nowadays?". The only person to notice is the LoveInterest who's surprised when she meets the real Jerome.

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* In ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', the fact that Vincent is able to disguise himself as Jerome using his DNA samples is believable, but, looks wise, they aren't that similar. Jude Law and Ethan Hawke just don't look alike, at least not enough to confuse one for the other. This is handwaved in the movie as people (especially cops) being so confident in their genetic analysis material that "who looks at the face, nowadays?". The only person to notice is the LoveInterest who's surprised when she meets the real Jerome.Jerome and a random doctor who realizes the urine samples "Jerome" is providing are actually coming from a hidden pouch but keeps it to himself.
21st Feb '16 7:17:00 PM coralina33
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* In ''Series/SwitchedAtBirth'', several characters have said that Bay looks like her biological mother Regina, a clue that she was [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin switched at birth]]. While Bay doesn't look much like the parents she was raised with, she doesn't look much like Regina at all. On top of that, it's been said many times that her parents assumed she got her "colouring" from a distant Italian relative (Bay's biological mother is Latina), when Bay really just has pale white skin but with brown hair, something that isn't that weird considering her "dad" has medium brown hair anyways.
14th Jan '16 4:57:11 PM jormis29
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* In the very goofy 1991 movie ''Mystery Date'', everyone confuses Ethan Hawke with [=Brian McNamara=] (playing his older brother), despite the fact that the two bear next to no resemblance to each other. Seriously. They even claim to give Ethan Hawke the same haircut, but he still has that bowlcut style haircut he had in every movie he made in the early 90s. It's ridiculous.

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* In the very goofy 1991 movie ''Mystery Date'', ''Film/MysteryDate'', everyone confuses Ethan Hawke with [=Brian McNamara=] (playing his older brother), despite the fact that the two bear next to no resemblance to each other. Seriously. They even claim to give Ethan Hawke the same haircut, but he still has that bowlcut style haircut he had in every movie he made in the early 90s. It's ridiculous.
14th Jan '16 10:23:03 AM Piando
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* InUniverse in the HarleyQuinn comics. The third issue has a man who says he can never hold down a job because he looks just like...''TheJoker'' (Harley had guessed Al Gore with a bad haircut). He doesn't and is clearly delusional, eventually leading to his own death out of sheer idiocy.

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* InUniverse in the HarleyQuinn ComicBook/HarleyQuinn comics. The third issue has a man who says he can never hold down a job because he looks just like...''TheJoker'' ''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker'' (Harley had guessed Al Gore with a bad haircut). He doesn't and is clearly delusional, eventually leading to his own death out of sheer idiocy. \n\n[[AC:{{Film}}]]
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* ''SwanLake'': The daughter of the Bad Guy goes to a dance disguised as the white swan. We know it's her because she's dressed in black.

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* ''SwanLake'': ''Theatre/SwanLake'': The daughter of the Bad Guy goes to a dance disguised as the white swan. We know it's her because she's dressed in black.



* In the TwelfthNight, Viola and Sebastian are supposed to be HalfIdenticalTwins, impossible to tell apart when Viola is dressed as a man. Needless to say this, it is very difficult to find a suitable male and female actor who are even the same height, let alone actors who look enough alike to be mistaken for each other. Even when the play is performed with an all male cast, as when it was originally performed, actual male twins are rarely cast. One television production from 1969 simply used DoubleVision movie magic to have the lead actress play both roles.

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* In the TwelfthNight, Theatre/TwelfthNight, Viola and Sebastian are supposed to be HalfIdenticalTwins, impossible to tell apart when Viola is dressed as a man. Needless to say this, it is very difficult to find a suitable male and female actor who are even the same height, let alone actors who look enough alike to be mistaken for each other. Even when the play is performed with an all male cast, as when it was originally performed, actual male twins are rarely cast. One television production from 1969 simply used DoubleVision movie magic to have the lead actress play both roles.

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** ExaggeratedTrope in "German Guy" when Chris gets in a SpotTheImposter situation with Peter and an elderly Nazi. Peter remarks that they don't look anything alike, but it doesn't help.

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** ExaggeratedTrope {{Exaggerate|Trope}} in "German Guy" when Chris gets in a SpotTheImposter situation with Peter and an elderly Nazi. Peter remarks that they don't look anything alike, but it doesn't help.




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4th Jan '16 11:13:59 AM SevenOfDiamonds
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* In TheTwelfthNight, Viola and Sebastian are supposed to be HalfIdenticalTwins, impossible to tell apart when Viola is dressed as a man. Needless to say this, it is very difficult to find a suitable male and female actor who are even the same height, let alone actors who look enough alike to be mistaken for each other. Even when the play is performed with an all male cast, as when it was originally performed, actual male twins are rarely cast. One television production from 1969 simply used DoubleVision movie magic to have the lead actress play both roles.

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* In TheTwelfthNight, the TwelfthNight, Viola and Sebastian are supposed to be HalfIdenticalTwins, impossible to tell apart when Viola is dressed as a man. Needless to say this, it is very difficult to find a suitable male and female actor who are even the same height, let alone actors who look enough alike to be mistaken for each other. Even when the play is performed with an all male cast, as when it was originally performed, actual male twins are rarely cast. One television production from 1969 simply used DoubleVision movie magic to have the lead actress play both roles.
4th Jan '16 11:13:15 AM SevenOfDiamonds
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* In TheTwelfthNight, Viola and Sebastian are supposed to be HalfIdenticalTwins, impossible to tell apart when Viola is dressed as a man. Needless to say this, it is very difficult to find a suitable male and female actor who are even the same height, let alone actors who look enough alike to be mistaken for each other. Even when the play is performed with an all male cast, as when it was originally performed, actual male twins are rarely cast. One television production from 1969 simply used DoubleVision movie magic to have the lead actress play both roles.
1st Jan '16 8:32:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Theatre/ComedyofErrors'': Two long-lost identical twins end up in the same town. In some productions, the twins are played by different actors, and even, if the production wants to [[PlayedForLaughs play this trope for laughs,]] different races and/or genders.

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* ''Theatre/ComedyofErrors'': ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors'': Two long-lost identical twins end up in the same town. In some productions, the twins are played by different actors, and even, if the production wants to [[PlayedForLaughs play this trope for laughs,]] different races and/or genders.



* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard''. The other dog who was impersonating Duke looked nothing like him.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard''. The other dog who was impersonating Duke looked nothing like him.him.

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