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10th Jul '16 10:17:30 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' has a variation. Cadence disappears in the episode she's introduced, [[spoiler:or in actuality Twilight kills her for trying to marry her brother who she's [[BrotherSisterIncest in love with]]]]. Future episodes introduce her identical twin Cadance that essentially takes her plafe, as Cadence is a reoccuring character in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the source]].

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* ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' has a variation. Cadence disappears in the episode she's introduced, [[spoiler:or in actuality Twilight [[MurderTheHypotenuse kills her her]] for trying to marry her brother who she's [[BrotherSisterIncest in love with]]]]. Future episodes introduce her identical twin Cadance that essentially takes her plafe, place, as Cadence is a reoccuring character in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the source]].
8th Jul '16 8:38:25 AM Berrenta
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* Film/MonsterAGoGo uses this in an [[TheyJustDidntCare unbelievably lazy manner]]. Since the movie was made from an unfinished attempt several years prior (called ''Terror at Halfday''), the second half of ''Monster A Go-Go'' was mostly filmed with different actors entirely- the originals having moved on in the intervening years. The actor playing Dr. Logan was still available, but had changed his appearance radically in the meantime. The director decided to cast him as the brother of Dr. Logan (the original Dr. Logan having been killed off earlier in the film), conveniently allowing him to have a "new" character who had the exact same name and role as the original.

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* Film/MonsterAGoGo uses this in an [[TheyJustDidntCare unbelievably lazy manner]].this. Since the movie was made from an unfinished attempt several years prior (called ''Terror at Halfday''), the second half of ''Monster A Go-Go'' was mostly filmed with different actors entirely- the originals having moved on in the intervening years. The actor playing Dr. Logan was still available, but had changed his appearance radically in the meantime. The director decided to cast him as the brother of Dr. Logan (the original Dr. Logan having been killed off earlier in the film), conveniently allowing him to have a "new" character who had the exact same name and role as the original.
15th Jun '16 6:06:37 PM Doug86
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* In ''{{Friends}}'' the {{Show Within A Show}} ''Days Of Our Lives'' did this with Joey's character Drake Ramoray, who was first killed then nearly resurrected as his twin, Stryker - Joey blows that chance, however. (Joey also pretends to be Ramoray's evil twin Hans, but not in the soap.)

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* In ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' the {{Show Within A Show}} ShowWithinAShow ''Days Of Our Lives'' did this with Joey's character Drake Ramoray, who was first killed then nearly resurrected as his twin, Stryker - Joey blows that chance, however. (Joey also pretends to be Ramoray's evil twin Hans, but not in the soap.)
15th Jun '16 2:29:31 AM Q4
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*In ''Radio/WelcomeToOurVillagePleaseInvadeCarefully'', one of the major characters is a talking computer. After it is destroyed by a LogicBomb, it is immediately replaced with an identical backup and this is never mentioned again.
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6th Jun '16 7:59:08 AM DraceEmpressa
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**Its later becomes a staple in Saint Seiya spin-offs. Since Kurumada himself isn't a very creative person, Saga and Kanon themselves becomes FountainOfExpies. But the winner, that is the most accurate described as this trope is [[Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega Gemini Integra]], since she just appeared as nothing but to replace Paradox and is a pure person at heart, not much backstory revealed.
29th May '16 8:55:11 PM Willbyr
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* Similarly to the ''Voltron'' example, the fighter pilot Saburo Kato in ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'' was killed in the second season and replaced with an identical twin -- and ''Anime/StarBlazers'' averted the whole issue by censoring the death of "Pete Conroy."
* When Buronson and Hara were commissioned to continue ''{{Fist of the North Star}}'' after they killed off Kenshiro's main rival [[NobleDemon Raoh]], they introduced Raoh's previously-unseen/unmentioned older brother [[CardCarryingVillain Kaioh]] as the main antagonist during the Kingdom of Shura story arc. Kaioh looks exactly like Raoh, only with a different armor and helmet, as well as a cross-shaped scar on his face.
* In series two of ''{{Black Butler}}'', Abberline's twin appeared to take on the role his brother had in the first series. [[{{Retcon}} Despite the fact that Fred said in the first series he had no siblings]]. Probably done because when Fred was killed off in the first anime ([[SchrodingersCast but not in the manga]]) they expected to only have one season, only to later get a second.
* A minor cannon fodder {{Sekirei}}, Mitsuha, had a twin that showed up much later in Mitsuki. Only difference is that she uses a wire instead of a whip and looks like anime Mitsuha instead of manga Mitsuha. The latter is likely going to be just as much fodder as her twin, though.

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* Similarly to the ''Voltron'' example, the fighter pilot Saburo Kato in ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'' ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' was killed in the second season and replaced with an identical twin -- and ''Anime/StarBlazers'' ''Star Blazers'' averted the whole issue by censoring the death of "Pete Conroy."
* When Buronson and Hara were commissioned to continue ''{{Fist of the North Star}}'' ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' after they killed off Kenshiro's main rival [[NobleDemon Raoh]], they introduced Raoh's previously-unseen/unmentioned older brother [[CardCarryingVillain Kaioh]] as the main antagonist during the Kingdom of Shura story arc. Kaioh looks exactly like Raoh, only with a different armor and helmet, as well as a cross-shaped scar on his face.
* In series two of ''{{Black Butler}}'', ''Manga/BlackButler'', Abberline's twin appeared to take on the role his brother had in the first series. [[{{Retcon}} Despite the fact that Fred said in the first series he had no siblings]]. Probably done because when Fred was killed off in the first anime ([[SchrodingersCast but not in the manga]]) they expected to only have one season, only to later get a second.
* A minor cannon fodder {{Sekirei}}, Manga/{{Sekirei}}, Mitsuha, had a twin that showed up much later in Mitsuki. Only difference is that she uses a wire instead of a whip and looks like anime Mitsuha instead of manga Mitsuha. The latter is likely going to be just as much fodder as her twin, though.
3rd May '16 3:32:36 PM margdean56
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* Goldie and her sister Wendy in ''ComicBook/SinCity''. Goldie dies in the opening after having sex with Marv at the hands of a mysterious killer. Wendy isn't introduced until later when she wants to avenge her sister, and even becomes a surrogate love interest for Marv by the end.

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* Goldie and her sister Wendy in ''ComicBook/SinCity''. Goldie dies in the opening opening, after having sex with Marv Marv, at the hands of a mysterious killer. Wendy isn't introduced until later when she wants to avenge her sister, and even becomes a surrogate love interest for Marv by the end.



* Inverted with DC's Crimson Fox; the D'Aramis twins, Constance and Vivian, faked the death of Constance. The would take turns, one of them acting as Vivian, running their multi-million dollar perfume company (the character was intended to be sort of a French Franchise/{{Batman}}) while the other would fight crime as the Crimson Fox. It was then played straight when Vivian was actually killed in action, and possibly again when Constance was killed in action, though the new Fox, claiming to be the heiress to the D'Aramis fortune hasn't been identified beyond that.

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* Inverted with DC's Crimson Fox; the D'Aramis twins, Constance and Vivian, faked the death of Constance. The They would take turns, one of them acting as Vivian, running their multi-million dollar perfume company (the character was intended to be sort of a French Franchise/{{Batman}}) while the other would fight crime as the Crimson Fox. It was then played straight when Vivian was actually killed in action, and possibly again when Constance was killed in action, though the new Fox, claiming to be the heiress to the D'Aramis fortune fortune, hasn't been identified beyond that.
9th Apr '16 12:49:37 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' at the end of ''Watanagashi-hen'', it's clear that Shion and Mion's TwinSwitch tactic was used for this purpose. The question is why and how, and you'll be wracking your brain for the answers until ''Meakashi-hen'' turns the problem on its head.
** Just to confuse things, the actual evidence towards a BackupTwin effect, one of the twins surviving long enough to kill Keiichi in the hospital, turned out to be [[spoiler:100% dying hallucination on Keiichi's part]], as revealed [[AllThereInTheManual in the games]]. In reality, [[spoiler: both twins were dead by that point, but not in the order expected.]]



* Subverted in ''Franchise/MassEffect''. In the first game, depending on your choices, your squadmate Urdnot Wrex may end up dead. Since he plays an important role in the later two games, if he dies, his role is filled by his brother, Urdnot Wreav. What makes this a subversion is that the two are ''radically'' different - Wrex is far more intelligent and calmer than Wreav, which colors how the krogan fare in the second and third games; under Wrex, they can thrive, while under Wreav they go down the self-destructive path that Wrex so feared.
** The third game further subverts the idea as Wreav will appear regardless, though not as the Krogan Overlord.

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* Subverted in ''Franchise/MassEffect''. In the first game, depending on your choices, your squadmate Urdnot Wrex may end up dead. Since he plays an important role in the later two games, if he dies, his role is filled by his brother, Urdnot Wreav. What makes this a subversion is that the two are ''radically'' different - Wrex is far more intelligent and calmer than Wreav, which colors how the krogan fare in the second and third games; under Wrex, they can thrive, while under Wreav they go down the self-destructive path that Wrex so feared.
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feared. The third game further subverts the idea as Wreav will appear regardless, though not as the Krogan Overlord.



* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' at the end of ''Watanagashi-hen'', it's clear that Shion and Mion's TwinSwitch tactic was used for this purpose. The question is why and how, and you'll be wracking your brain for the answers until ''Meakashi-hen'' turns the problem on its head. Just to confuse things, the actual evidence towards a BackupTwin effect, one of the twins surviving long enough to kill Keiichi in the hospital, turned out to be [[spoiler:100% dying hallucination on Keiichi's part]]. In reality, [[spoiler: both twins were dead by that point, but not in the order expected.]]







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* ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' has a variation. Cadence disappears in the episode she's introduced, [[spoiler:or in actuality Twilight kills her for trying to marry her brother who she's [[BrotherSisterIncest in love with]]]]. Future episodes introduce her identical twin Cadance that essentially takes her plafe, as Cadence is a reoccuring character in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the source]].
5th Apr '16 11:00:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Goldie and her sister Wendy in ''SinCity''.
* Minor ''SpiderMan'' villain the Ox from the Enforcers got replaced by his never-before-seen twin brother after dying.

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* Goldie and her sister Wendy in ''SinCity''.
''ComicBook/SinCity''. Goldie dies in the opening after having sex with Marv at the hands of a mysterious killer. Wendy isn't introduced until later when she wants to avenge her sister, and even becomes a surrogate love interest for Marv by the end.
* Minor ''SpiderMan'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' villain the Ox from the Enforcers got replaced by his never-before-seen twin brother after dying.
19th Mar '16 3:48:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[Series/{{V}} V: The Series]]'', Martin's brother Philip appeared several episodes after Martin was killed off, and more or less filled Martin's role. Given that the Visitors were alien reptiles disguised as humans, there was no actual reason for Philip to be Martin's twin brother, as opposed to just another Visitor wearing the same human mask as Martin. But he was anyway, just because.
* Laura Palmer is found dead in ThePilot of ''TwinPeaks'', Shortly after her cousin arrives to stay some time and she is played by the same actress as Laura (but with raven hair instead of blond).

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* In ''[[Series/{{V}} ''[[Series/{{V 1983}} V: The Series]]'', Martin's brother Philip appeared several episodes after Martin was killed off, and more or less filled Martin's role. Given that the Visitors were alien reptiles disguised as humans, there was no actual reason for Philip to be Martin's twin brother, as opposed to just another Visitor wearing the same human mask as Martin. But he was anyway, just because.
* Laura Palmer is found dead in ThePilot of ''TwinPeaks'', ''Series/TwinPeaks'', Shortly after her cousin arrives to stay some time and she is played by the same actress as Laura (but with raven hair instead of blond).
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