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5th Jan '16 10:01:57 AM Willbyr
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* The twins, Homare and Misao in ''OkaneGaNai''. There is no way to distinguish them from one another by appearance, but over the course of the series Homare is shown to be much more emotional, and eventually he realizes he is wildly in love with Ayase.
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* The twins, Homare and Misao in ''OkaneGaNai''.''Manga/OkaneGaNai''. There is no way to distinguish them from one another by appearance, but over the course of the series Homare is shown to be much more emotional, and eventually he realizes he is wildly in love with Ayase.
2nd Jan '16 6:41:02 AM TheomanZero
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* Genbei "Jaguar" Yagyu inverts this trope between ''Neo VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' and ''Contra [=ReBirth=]''. In ''Neo'', he's slower but more powerful than series protagonist Bill Rizer, and you can unlock the option to replace one of his guns with a powerful but melee-range katana. In ''[=ReBirth=]'', he not only plays identically to Bill, but dresses like him, too.
31st Dec '15 3:16:53 AM memoryman3
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** Another example from the ''Mario'' series is the Koopalings Larry and Iggy. While the two looked [[http://images.wikia.com/egamia/images/4/45/Lemmy_Koopa.gif rather]] [[http://images.wikia.com/egamia/images/c/cb/Iggy_Koopa.gif similar]] in earlier games, Iggy's appearance in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' has him looking... well, like [[http://images.wikia.com/nintendo/en/images/9/99/Iggy_Koopa_Super_Mario_Wii.jpg this]]. It's also notable that Iggy seems to have apparently gone insane... Well, [[SanitySlippage more insane...]]
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** Another example from the ''Mario'' series is the Koopalings Larry Lemmy and Iggy. While the two looked [[http://images.wikia.com/egamia/images/4/45/Lemmy_Koopa.gif rather]] [[http://images.wikia.com/egamia/images/c/cb/Iggy_Koopa.gif similar]] in earlier games, Iggy's appearance in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' has him looking... well, like [[http://images.wikia.com/nintendo/en/images/9/99/Iggy_Koopa_Super_Mario_Wii.jpg this]]. It's also notable that Iggy seems to have apparently gone insane... Well, [[SanitySlippage more insane...]]
31st Dec '15 3:13:54 AM memoryman3
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Edited the Daisy part of the wiki to add more information.
** Also from ''Super Mario Bros.'', [[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand Daisy]] was so similar to Princess Peach in her original appearance that [[{{Fanon}} many fans assumed she was the same character]]. ([[Film/SuperMarioBros The movie]] doesn't help the [[VideoGameMoviesSuck confusion]], either.) Daisy has since been split off into a more tomboyish portrayal, although she hasn't appeared in as many games as other characters in the series. She's also become a [[BetaCouple potential]] [[PairTheSpares love]] [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy interest]] for Luigi. *** Daisy was nearly a palette swap of Peach, with the only exception being that her skin was slightly dark while Peach was fair skinned. By ''Mario Party 4'' and later, Daisy's skin became fair like Peach's, but Daisy's hair was shortened to neck length, gotten a different hairstyle, and her eyes were made larger in comparison to Peach's eyes. ** Another example from the ''Mario'' series is the Koopalings Lemmy and Iggy. While the two looked [[http://images.wikia.com/egamia/images/4/45/Lemmy_Koopa.gif rather]] [[http://images.wikia.com/egamia/images/c/cb/Iggy_Koopa.gif similar]] in earlier games, Iggy's appearance in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' has him looking... well, like [[http://images.wikia.com/nintendo/en/images/9/99/Iggy_Koopa_Super_Mario_Wii.jpg this]]. It's also notable that Iggy seems to have apparently gone insane... Well, [[SanitySlippage more insane...]]
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** Also from ''Super Mario Bros.'', [[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand Daisy]] was so similar to Princess Peach in her original appearance that [[{{Fanon}} many fans assumed she was the same character]]. ([[Film/SuperMarioBros The movie]] doesn't help the [[VideoGameMoviesSuck confusion]], either.) Daisy has since been split off into a more tomboyish portrayal, although she hasn't appeared especially shown in as many games such as other characters in the series.''Mario Strikers''. She's also become a [[BetaCouple potential]] [[PairTheSpares love]] [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy interest]] for Luigi. *** Daisy was nearly a palette swap of Peach, with the only exception being that her skin was slightly dark while Peach was fair skinned. By ''Mario Party 4'' and later, Daisy's skin became fair like Peach's, but Daisy's hair was shortened to neck length, gotten a different hairstyle, a wider face, a brand new voice actor in ''Mario Kart Double Dash'', and her eyes were made larger in comparison to Peach's eyes. eyes. Her body frame was also changed to look chubbier than Peach's in ''Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash''. ** Another example from the ''Mario'' series is the Koopalings Lemmy Larry and Iggy. While the two looked [[http://images.wikia.com/egamia/images/4/45/Lemmy_Koopa.gif rather]] [[http://images.wikia.com/egamia/images/c/cb/Iggy_Koopa.gif similar]] in earlier games, Iggy's appearance in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' has him looking... well, like [[http://images.wikia.com/nintendo/en/images/9/99/Iggy_Koopa_Super_Mario_Wii.jpg this]]. It's also notable that Iggy seems to have apparently gone insane... Well, [[SanitySlippage more insane...]]
30th Dec '15 3:49:20 PM Ramidel
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* In the original ''VideoGame/ConquestOfTheNewWorld'', all European powers were created equal, and only the High Native player functioned differently. In the Deluxe Edition, this was changed to give each power (including the Natives) a buff, causing each power to play slightly differently. For example, the French get better native relations and dominant cavalry, while the Dutch are masters of finance and the European trade.
15th Dec '15 8:16:28 AM GeneralSpecific
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Latest episode established that Todomatsu's just as unsuccessful with girls as his brothers are.
* The Matsuno brothers of ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' started out as generally similar-acting sextuplets. By the sequel series ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'', they've all grown personalities and appearances to set themselves apart: Osomatsu becomes a bullheaded young man with an "act first, think later" mentality, [[CasanovaWannabe Karamatsu]] tries acting cool to impress girls, [[OnlySaneMan Choromatsu]] finds fault with the gang's actions, [[LazyBum Ichimatsu]] became apathetic and lazy, [[{{Keet}} Jyuushimatsu]] is a ball of energy, and [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide Todomatsu]] became a flirtatious ChickMagnet. For sake of the audience, they were also ColorCodedForYourConvenience.
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* The Matsuno brothers of ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' started out as generally similar-acting sextuplets. By the sequel series ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'', they've all grown personalities and appearances to set themselves apart: Osomatsu becomes a bullheaded young man with an "act first, think later" mentality, [[CasanovaWannabe Karamatsu]] tries acting cool to impress girls, [[OnlySaneMan Choromatsu]] finds fault with the gang's actions, [[LazyBum Ichimatsu]] became apathetic and lazy, [[{{Keet}} Jyuushimatsu]] is a ball of energy, and [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide Todomatsu]] became a flirtatious ChickMagnet.manipulative SocialClimber. For sake of the audience, they were also ColorCodedForYourConvenience.
9th Dec '15 4:14:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Also, Wario was once simply an evil Mario, but then he got his own personality as Anti-Hero, and with Game/WarioWare, he also got different clothes which aren't just a color swap of Mario's.
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** Also, Wario was once simply an evil Mario, but then he got his own personality as Anti-Hero, and with Game/WarioWare, VideoGame/WarioWare, he also got different clothes which aren't just a color swap of Mario's.
5th Dec '15 6:35:22 AM ThemJohns
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* Ryu and Ken originally played the exact same way in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterI''. They have since been differentiated in both moveset and characterization. Although they are both use the [[{{Shotoclone}} same fighting style]], Ryu is now a [[KamehameHadoken Hadoken]] specialist and usually fights defensively, while Ken is more aggressive and prefers the {{Shoryuken}}. ** The divergence got a lot bigger in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''. While Ryu is relatively close to how he was in previous games, Ken went through some radical changes, utilizing a much more aggressive moveset and [[SuperMode V-Trigger]] compared to Ryu. He also no longer wears his trademark gi, which only drives the point further.
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* Ryu and Ken originally played [[MovesetClone the exact same way way]] in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterI''. They have since been differentiated in both moveset and characterization. Although they are both use the [[{{Shotoclone}} same fighting style]], Ryu is now a [[KamehameHadoken Hadoken]] specialist and usually fights defensively, while Ken is more aggressive and prefers the {{Shoryuken}}. ** The divergence got a lot bigger in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''. While Ryu is relatively close to how he was in previous games, Ken went through some radical changes, utilizing a much more aggressive moveset and [[SuperMode V-Trigger]] compared to Ryu. He also no longer wears his trademark gi, which only drives the point further. Similarly, Nash plays nothing like he did in the Alpha series, thus diverging himself from a Guile clone.
1st Dec '15 10:18:41 AM ZenBlade
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** The first three Robins (Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, and Tim Drake) tend to have their differences emphasized when together. Dick is the heart, Jason is the muscle, Tim is the brains.
25th Nov '15 8:41:20 AM Tavernier
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* ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' gave Zero his first playable appearance, where he played like X but with a Beam Saber upgrade (which X can later in the game). In the next game, Zero traded his Z Buster style for a purely close range style to completely distance himself from his partner.
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* ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' gave Zero his first playable appearance, where he played like X but with a Beam Saber upgrade (which X can could gain later in the game). In the next game, Zero traded his Z Buster style for a purely close range style to completely distance himself from his partner.

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' gave Zero his first playable appearance, ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' contains an interesting example that applies to the series as a whole. One of the basic concepts behind BN was the idea of a divergent timeline [[ForWantOfANail where he played like X but with a Beam Saber upgrade (which X can later in Dr. Light turned to network technology rather than robotics]]. This idea informed the game). In the next game, Zero traded his Z Buster style for a purely close range style to completely distance himself series up until ''Battle Network 4'', which introduced an alternate version of Classic Mega Man character Duo... problem is, Duo shouldn't have ''had'' an alternate version, [[NonSequiturCausality since he's from his partner.outer space]]. From then on, Battle Network was less and less informed by the Classic series, and its sequel SpinOff, ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', didn't even bother to look back.
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