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21st Jul '16 6:38:13 AM StFan
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->''I've had twice the adventure''\\
''I've cried double the tears.''\\
''I've had two times the bad times,''\\
''In only half the years...''
-->-- "Twice the Love," the "Siamese Twins Song" from ''Film/BigFish''

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->''I've had twice the adventure''\\
''I've
adventure\\
I've
cried double the tears.''\\
''I've
\\
I've
had two times the bad times,''\\
''In
times,\\
In
only half the years...''
-->-- "Twice the Love," the Love" (the "Siamese Twins Song" from Song"), ''Film/BigFish''



The chance of having conjoined twins is as much as 1 in 100,000; the chance of those twins surviving infancy is 25%. As of 2008, there are under 2,000 conjoined twins in the world, and about a dozen are living in the United States. You're more likely to get struck by lightning ''twice''! than to meet a set of conjoined twins. But don't tell that to Hollywood according to them, the chance of our heroes meeting two people who share one body is higher. Much higher.

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The chance of having conjoined twins is as much as 1 in 100,000; the chance of those twins surviving infancy is 25%. As of 2008, there are under 2,000 conjoined twins in the world, and about a dozen are living in the United States. You're more likely to get struck by lightning -- ''twice''! -- than to meet a set of conjoined twins. But don't tell that to Hollywood -- according to them, the chance of our heroes meeting two people who share one body is higher. Much higher.



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* The creepy twins Sakon and Ukon from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' are conjoined... most of the time. Thanks to their special power they can meld their bodies into MultipleHeadCase,turning MultiarmedAndDangerous or separating for tag team attacks whenever needed.
* One of the [[LostEpisode "sealed chapters"]] of ''Manga/BlackJack'', "The Two Jans", had Black Jack operate on a little boy with two brains and two faces, but only one body.
** Also, this is [[spoiler: Pinoco's origin... sorta. She was supposed to be the twin sister of a young girl but her body was absorbed into her in the womb, thus becoming a sort-of ''parasitic'' twin - basically, a sentient tumor in her body. Black Jack removes the "tumor" but senses Pinoco's wish to live, thus he builds her a small body and adopts her after her "sister" rejects her.]]

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* The creepy twins Sakon and Ukon from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' are conjoined... most of the time. Thanks to their special power they can meld their bodies into MultipleHeadCase,turning MultipleHeadCase, turning MultiarmedAndDangerous or separating for tag team attacks whenever needed.
* ''Manga/BlackJack'':
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One of the [[LostEpisode "sealed chapters"]] of ''Manga/BlackJack'', chapters"]], "The Two Jans", had has Black Jack operate on a little boy with two brains and two faces, but only one body.
** Also, this is [[spoiler: Pinoco's [[spoiler:Pinoco's origin... sorta. She was supposed to be the twin sister of a young girl but her body was absorbed into her in the womb, thus becoming a sort-of ''parasitic'' twin - -- basically, a sentient tumor in her body. Black Jack removes the "tumor" but senses Pinoco's wish to live, thus he builds her a small body and adopts her after her "sister" rejects her.]]



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* 1950s comic stories published by ECComics often featured conjoined twins, usually revealed in a surprise twist ending.

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* One comedy bit from Creator/JeffFoxworthy is about his twin cousins Larry and Lonnie, joined at the hip. "They're vacationing in England because Lonnie wants to drive the car for a change."
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* 1950s comic stories published by ECComics Creator/ECComics often featured conjoined twins, usually revealed in a surprise twist ending.



* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer: Origin'' comic, Buffy fought a set of ''opposite sex'' conjoined twins who were running a casino-cum-vampire factory in Las Vegas. The brother was a vampire, and the sister was a good shot with her guns, making them a potent enemy. At the end, [[spoiler:Buffy put holy water in the sprinkler system, then activating it, killing every vampire in the casino - including the brother. The human sister was left alive.]]
* Charles Rodrigues had "The Aesop Brothers", a regular strip in the ''NationalLampoon'', starring siamese twins George and Alex (who curiously don't look alike), and their constant travails.
* Divangelic from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'': A pair of twins - the left one, Charity, is an angel, the right one, Vanity, a devil. Literally speaking.
* In ''ComicBook/TheMetabarons'', there are Janus-Jana, the Sacred Androgyne and Emperoress of the Galaxy.
* The Franchise/{{Batman}} story "And The Executioner Wore Stiletto Heels" features Two-Tone, a pair of brothers (one white, one black) who essentially form a single, two-headed mob hitman. Their condition has no bearing on the plot though, and most likely the writer made them this way just to add something memorable to an otherwise bland story.
** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has a conjoined twin as part of his AmusementParkOfDoom in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''. They don't contribute to the plot beyond aiding the Joker's attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane, and run off when Batman shows up.
* In ''{{Transformers}},'' two of the Wreckers are [=Rack'n'Ruin=], two Autobots who were fused to save their lives.

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* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer: ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer: Origin'' comic, Buffy fought fights a set of ''opposite sex'' conjoined twins who were are running a casino-cum-vampire factory in Las Vegas. The brother was is a vampire, and the sister was is a good shot with her guns, making them a potent enemy. At the end, [[spoiler:Buffy put holy water in the sprinkler system, then activating it, killing every vampire in the casino - -- including the brother. The human sister was left alive.]]
* Charles Rodrigues had "The Aesop Brothers", a regular strip in the ''NationalLampoon'', starring siamese twins George and Alex (who curiously don't look alike), and their constant travails.
* Divangelic from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}''. A pair of twins - -- the left one, Charity, is an angel, the right one, Vanity, a devil. Literally speaking.
* In ''ComicBook/TheIncal'' and ''ComicBook/TheMetabarons'', there are Janus-Jana, the Sacred Androgyne and Emperoress of the Galaxy.
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
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The Franchise/{{Batman}} story "And The Executioner Wore Stiletto Heels" features Two-Tone, a pair of brothers (one white, one black) who essentially form a single, two-headed mob hitman. Their condition has no bearing on the plot though, and most likely the writer made them this way just to add something memorable to an otherwise bland story.
** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has a conjoined twin as part of his AmusementParkOfDoom in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''. They don't contribute to the plot beyond aiding the Joker's attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane, and run off when Batman shows up.
* In ''{{Transformers}},'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}},'' two of the Wreckers are [=Rack'n'Ruin=], two Autobots who were fused to save their lives.



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* Charles Rodrigues had "The Aesop Brothers", a regular strip in the ''Franchise/NationalLampoon'', starring siamese twins George and Alex (who curiously don't look alike), and their constant travails.
* One strip from ''NewspaperComics/TheFarSide'' features a pair of Siamese twins, one of whom turns into a werewolf.
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* A DeviantArtist has created some Pokemon Trainer Original Characters, most of them female and conjoined twins. Megan and Molly Fangz, for instance. But the weird thing is, not only his twin characters are conjoined, but [[DoesNotLikeShoes always barefoot as well]].

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* A DeviantArtist An artist on Website/DeviantArt has created some Pokemon Trainer Original Characters, most of them female and conjoined twins. Megan and Molly Fangz, for instance. But the weird thing is, not only his twin characters are conjoined, but [[DoesNotLikeShoes always barefoot as well]].



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* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' has [[GenderBlenderName Terri]] and Terry Perry, the two-headed monster brothers.
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* ''Film/BigFish'' stars twin sisters Ada and Arlene Tai as conjoined twins/Korean {{Glamorous Wartime Singer}}s, Ping and Jing (pictured above). Hero Edward tells his son a {{tall tale}} about meeting them when he was on a mission during the war. [[spoiler: It turns out Edward was lying that they were conjoined; he was just making the story more interesting. They really are twins, though.]]

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* ''Film/BigFish'' stars twin sisters Ada and Arlene Tai as conjoined twins/Korean {{Glamorous Wartime Singer}}s, Ping and Jing (pictured above). Hero Edward tells his son a {{tall tale}} about meeting them when he was on a mission during the war. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turns out Edward was lying that they were conjoined; he was just making the story more interesting. They really are twins, though.]]



* The podrace announcers in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', although their heads are different for some reason.
** That may have to do with the fact that it was most likely [[BizarreAlienBiology a trait of their species]].

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* The podrace announcers in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', although their heads are different for some reason.
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reason. That may have to do with the fact that it was most likely [[BizarreAlienBiology a trait of their species]].



* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' has [[GenderBlenderName Terri]] and Terry Perry, the two-headed monster brothers.



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-->'''Vincent:''' Conjoined twin births occur once every 85,000 births, the same frequency as hermaphroditic births.
-->'''Cam:''' Oh, Mr. Nigel-Murray, [[SarcasmMode I so missed your insights]].
-->...
-->'''Angela:''' Guys, hello! [=IDing=] them is not going to be a problem. How many sets of conjoined twins can there be?
-->'''Vincent:''' Um, over the last 500 years approximately 600 sets, over 70% women.
-->'''Cam:''' I did not expect him to know that.
-->'''Vincent:''' Well, all facts are useful. It's just the context that shifts.

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-->'''Vincent:''' Conjoined twin births occur once every 85,000 births, the same frequency as hermaphroditic births.
-->'''Cam:'''
births.\\
'''Cam:'''
Oh, Mr. Nigel-Murray, [[SarcasmMode I so missed your insights]].
-->...
-->'''Angela:'''
insights]].\\
[...]\\
'''Angela:'''
Guys, hello! [=IDing=] them is not going to be a problem. How many sets of conjoined twins can there be?
-->'''Vincent:'''
be?\\
'''Vincent:'''
Um, over the last 500 years approximately 600 sets, over 70% women.
-->'''Cam:'''
women.\\
'''Cam:'''
I did not expect him to know that.
-->'''Vincent:'''
that.\\
'''Vincent:'''
Well, all facts are useful. It's just the context that shifts.



* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'', like the horror comics that inspired it, did a couple of ConjoinedTwins stories. In one, two (non-identical) brothers have a falling-out when the JerkAss twin murders his twin's love interest. In another, [[spoiler: two sisters seem to be separate individuals, until the TwistEnding reveals that they're two faces on opposite sides of the same head.]]

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* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'', like the horror comics that inspired it, did a couple of ConjoinedTwins stories. stories.
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In one, two (non-identical) brothers have a falling-out when the JerkAss {{Jerkass}} twin murders his twin's love interest. interest.
**
In another, [[spoiler: two [[spoiler:two sisters seem to be separate individuals, until the TwistEnding reveals that they're two faces on opposite sides of the same head.]]



* In the 4th season of ''Series/{{American Horror Story}}'' titled "Freakshow", the main characters are a set of twins named Bette and Dot Tattler. Their entire bodies are conjoined so it seems like they are two heads on a body, though they have two hearts and two sets of lungs. They also display opposite personalities.

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* In the 4th season of ''Series/{{American Horror Story}}'' ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' titled "Freakshow", the main characters are a set of twins named Bette and Dot Tattler. Their entire bodies are conjoined so it seems like they are two heads on a body, though they have two hearts and two sets of lungs. They also display opposite personalities.



* In 2007, AmandaPalmer and Jason Webley formed a music group called EvelynEvelyn, the premise being 2 conjoined twins, both named Evelyn, performing music.
* The music video for the Music/{{Vocaloid}} song [[CircusOfFear "Dark Woods Circus"]] features Rin and Len, conjoined at the waist, as the show's 'two-headed person.' (Actually a pair of fraternal twins that were [[BodyHorror cut up and sewed together by an insane surgeon.]])

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* In 2007, AmandaPalmer Music/AmandaPalmer and Jason Webley formed a music group called EvelynEvelyn, the premise being 2 conjoined twins, both named Evelyn, performing music.
* Music/{{Vocaloid}}:
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The music video for the Music/{{Vocaloid}} song [[CircusOfFear "Dark Woods Circus"]] features Rin and Len, conjoined at the waist, as the show's 'two-headed person.' "two-headed person". (Actually a pair of fraternal twins that were [[BodyHorror cut up and sewed together by an insane surgeon.]])



* TheArrogantWorms deal with this problem in their song ''Twins'', where a pair of unhappy conjoined twins sing about their upcoming surgery:
--> You want no parts of me and I want no parts of you,
--> You need both the kidneys, but one'll have to do,
--> Separation anxiety sounds pretty good to me,
--> This three-legged race is over!

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* TheArrogantWorms Music/TheArrogantWorms deal with this problem in their song ''Twins'', where a pair of unhappy conjoined twins sing about their upcoming surgery:
--> You -->''You want no parts of me and I want no parts of you,
-->
you,\\
You need both the kidneys, but one'll have to do,
-->
do,\\
Separation anxiety sounds pretty good to me,
-->
me,\\
This three-legged race is over!over!''



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* One strip from ''NewspaperComics/TheFarSide'' features a pair of Siamese twins, one of whom turns into a werewolf.

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* One strip from ''NewspaperComics/TheFarSide'' features a pair ''Theatre/SideShow'' is based on the real lives of Siamese twins, one of whom turns into a werewolf.conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton.



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* One comedy bit from Creator/JeffFoxworthy is about his twin cousins Larry and Lonnie, joined at the hip. "They're vacationing in England because Lonnie wants to drive the car for a change."
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* ''Theatre/SideShow'' is based on the real lives of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton.
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigail_and_Brittany_Hensel Abigail and Brittany Hensel]] are conjoined twins, currently in college. Each woman has a separate head and heart, and controls one arm and leg on her side of their body. A segment on the DiscoveryChannel related the interesting level of cooperation required; growing up, the twins learned to walk, ride a bicycle, play sports, etc., and cooperate to drive a car--though they had to take the driving test twice, once for each of them.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigail_and_Brittany_Hensel Abigail and Brittany Hensel]] are conjoined twins, currently in college. Each woman has a separate head and heart, and controls one arm and leg on her side of their body. A segment on the DiscoveryChannel related the interesting level of cooperation required; growing up, the twins learned to walk, ride a bicycle, play sports, etc., and cooperate to drive a car--though car -- though they had to take the driving test twice, once for each of them.



24th Jun '16 8:28:07 AM 8BrickMario
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* Peri and Pearl Serpentine from ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' are conjoined daughters of the Hydra, sharing one [[SnakePeople reptilian body]]. Pearl is more aggressive and wants to be friends with the bullying Kala Mer'ri, while the more innocent Peri is dragged along.
23rd Jun '16 2:36:36 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfSpyroANewDawn'', the BigBad Deadlock is actually a set of three conjoined sisters, not simply a three-headed dragon.
19th Jun '16 7:22:27 PM Geoduck
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* There was a pair of conjoined twins as periphery characters in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', who are considered less weird than Jamie who wears overalls and glasses).

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* There was a pair of conjoined twins as periphery characters in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', who are considered less weird than Jamie who wears paint-splattered overalls and glasses).glasses. They end up [[spoiler: being crowned Prom Queen.]]
17th Jun '16 11:30:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Once, the ''WeeklyWorldNews'' had a cover "photo" of a set of conjoined ''septuplets''. Who weren't all the same sex. (They also did a story about conjoined sextuplets, who were the same sex. Maybe it's the same story?)

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* Once, the ''WeeklyWorldNews'' ''Magazine/WeeklyWorldNews'' had a cover "photo" of a set of conjoined ''septuplets''. Who weren't all the same sex. (They also did a story about conjoined sextuplets, who were the same sex. Maybe it's the same story?)
4th Jun '16 12:22:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ClanOfTheCaveBear,'' Ayla's adoptive sister's first birth is a stillbirth of conjoined male twins.

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* In ''ClanOfTheCaveBear,'' ''Literature/ClanOfTheCaveBear,'' Ayla's adoptive sister's first birth is a stillbirth of conjoined male twins.
30th Apr '16 3:58:06 PM erraticegomania
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* The twin sisters of the Baron Richmond in ''Literature/{{Twig}}'' don't ''initially'' appear to be this, until it's revealed there are actually ''two'' sets of twins, the younger ones living [[BodyHorror inside]] the older ones until they're let out to play.
22nd Apr '16 7:09:51 PM Gregzilla
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* Pollux and Castor are this in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarAscension''. Castor, the majority of the body, is the physical fighter and hides his brother, Pollux, who acts as a sorcerer once he has to.
* In ''VideoGame/LegendOfKorra'', [[spoiler:[[BigBad Hundun]] wants revenge against the Avatar for injuries to his conjoined brother, who is connected to his back]].



* [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20021108 There's a story here...]] (first panel)

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20021108 There's a story here...]] (first panel)
6th Apr '16 9:18:54 PM spectertv
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** One "WesternAnimation/Treehouse of Horror" episode featured Bart's EvilTwin, Hugo, who had been separated from Bart at birth and kept in the attic. Hugo, having gone insane after being locked up in the attic his entire life, plans sew the two of them together again.

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** One "WesternAnimation/Treehouse of Horror" "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror" episode featured Bart's EvilTwin, Hugo, who had been separated from Bart at birth and kept in the attic. Hugo, having gone insane after being locked up in the attic his entire life, plans sew the two of them together again.
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* The "navel" part of a navel orange is actually an incomplete "twin" orange attached to the complete orange. This part is usually bitter, and so usually discarded.
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