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9th May '16 10:26:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** An odd exception: the Sontarans, explicitly described as being a race of clones, ''didn't'' all look alike, firstly because a variety of different actors played them and secondly because the costume and make-up was mildly revised for nearly each story in which they appeared. (The first and second Sontaran stories, ''The Time Warrior'' and ''The Sontaran Experiment'' averted this by having the same actor player play the three Sontarans seen in that story. Even though they did have a continuity mix-up in the latter story.) Despite there still being slight differences between the two Sontarans whose un-masked faces we see on scene in "The Sontaran Stratagem" the DittoAliens phenomena is lampshaded in the typical way "we say the same of humans."

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** An odd exception: the Sontarans, explicitly described as being a race of clones, ''didn't'' all look alike, firstly because a variety of different actors played them and secondly because the costume and make-up was mildly revised for nearly each story in which they appeared. (The first and second Sontaran stories, ''The Time Warrior'' and ''The Sontaran Experiment'' averted this by having the same actor player play the three Sontarans seen in that story. Even though they did have a continuity mix-up in the latter story.) Despite there still being slight differences between the two Sontarans whose un-masked faces we see on scene in "The Sontaran Stratagem" the DittoAliens Ditto Aliens phenomena is lampshaded in the typical way "we say the same of humans."



* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' ExpandedUniverse, Kahlee Sanders notices that every single quarian looks exactly alike, and then when she thinks of it, nearly all members of alien races look identical. Then she notes that humans are beginning to follow the same trend, since in this universe, due to many interracial relationships, many humans are becoming more and more similar as all the races begin to mix together. She theorized that a couple hundred more years, humans will become DittoAliens.

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* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' ExpandedUniverse, Kahlee Sanders notices that every single quarian looks exactly alike, and then when she thinks of it, nearly all members of alien races look identical. Then she notes that humans are beginning to follow the same trend, since in this universe, due to many interracial relationships, many humans are becoming more and more similar as all the races begin to mix together. She theorized that a couple hundred more years, humans will become DittoAliens.Ditto Aliens.



* Uryuoms from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' seem to be DittoAliens as well. They don't even have different genders. However, they are big on fashion and cosmetics, so apart from the basic face, they can still be differentiated.

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* Uryuoms from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' seem to be DittoAliens Ditto Aliens as well. They don't even have different genders. However, they are big on fashion and cosmetics, so apart from the basic face, they can still be differentiated.
7th May '16 6:16:02 PM dlchen145
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* Many ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics theorize that the insectoid Changelings use pheromones or their patterns of leg holes to recognize each other. As a result, ponies have difficulty distinguishing between individual changelings.
27th Apr '16 6:58:32 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:350:By the time you've figured out how to tell them apart, you're dessert.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:By the time you've figured out how to tell them apart, [[KillerRabbit you're dessert.dessert]].]]
27th Apr '16 6:57:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one {{Superman}} story, a grateful race Supes once saved is on Earth to find a human actor to play him in a movie they're going to make about his daring rescue. The one they wind up choosing bears a much closer resemblance to Jimmy Olson (short, scrawny, red hair and freckles). He's ultimately chosen because he's ill (further separating him from Superman) and his coughing is close to the aliens' language, which will make it easy for him to memorize the script, but even after Superman himself points out the difference, the aliens shrug it off, insisting that they're practically identical.

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* In one {{Superman}} ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' story, a grateful race Supes once saved is on Earth to find a human actor to play him in a movie they're going to make about his daring rescue. The one they wind up choosing bears a much closer resemblance to Jimmy Olson (short, scrawny, red hair and freckles). He's ultimately chosen because he's ill (further separating him from Superman) and his coughing is close to the aliens' language, which will make it easy for him to memorize the script, but even after Superman himself points out the difference, the aliens shrug it off, insisting that they're practically identical.
* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': Many alien species look like they might as well be clone populations, including the Krull, the Subbubi, the Psicos, and even the Shakara themselves.
26th Mar '16 4:36:25 PM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Metisians are a race that look like incredibly alike due to their only method of reproduction being cloning. Although there are slight variations, only a Metisian could tell them apart, since they are a race of squid-like aliens that look a little like brains in jars.
20th Mar '16 12:48:50 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'': Varimathras (a Nathrezim dreadlord, a race of vampire-looking demons) has this to say about Grand Marshal garithos:
--> I believe his name was Garibon or Gilithos or something. Human names all sound the same to me.
27th Feb '16 8:30:58 AM rjung
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* In ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'', although the member species of the Star League are visually diverse, members within most species are distinguishable only by their clothing. [[RuleOfFunny Played for laughs]] when Grig rapidly flashes through photos of his 600-member family; the images are a blur of various LizardFolk of different height and dress, all sharing the ''same'' face.
26th Feb '16 10:40:24 PM rjung
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[[quoteright:350:[[Film/GalaxyQuest http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/galaxy_quest_aliens.jpg]]]]
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* The unnamed "miner" aliens from ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' are a pack of cute, adorable, identical-looking [[spoiler:cannibalistic]] blue-skinned critters.



3rd Feb '16 5:44:21 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* Lampshaded in ''Series/{{Third Rock From The Sun}}'' - in an episode where the (alien) family is trying to decide what (human) race they are, it is pointed out that Dick has never noticed that Nina is black, at which point he quips 'you people all look alike to me'.

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* Lampshaded in ''Series/{{Third Rock From The Sun}}'' - in an episode where the (alien) family is trying to decide what (human) race they are, it is pointed out that Dick has never noticed that Nina is black, at which point he quips [[InnocentBigot 'you people all look alike to me'.
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20th Jan '16 11:57:08 PM Duffan
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* In one {{Superman}} story, a grateful race Supes once saved is on Earth to find a human actor to play him in a movie they're going to make about his daring rescue. The one they wind up choosing bears a much closer resemblance to Jimmy Olson (short, scrawny, red hair and freckles). He's ultimately chosen because he's ill (further separating him from Superman) and his coughing is close to the aliens' language, which will make it easy for him to memorize the script, but even after Superman himself points out the difference, the aliens shrug it off, insisting that they're practically identical.
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