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18th May '16 6:42:11 PM nombretomado
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* TheMiddleman episode "The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome"

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* TheMiddleman %%* ''Series/TheMiddleman'' episode "The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome"
16th May '16 1:36:31 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "A Witch Shall Be Born", Salome to Queen Taramis.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "A Witch Shall Be Born", "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn", Salome to Queen Taramis.
8th May '16 2:48:47 AM Nepeta
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has a ShowWithinAShow called Duck-tective where the eponymous duck is revealed to have an evil twin brother who shot him in the season finale. [[spoiler: This is a parody of ''Gravity Falls''' second season mid-season twist revealing the main protagonist's great uncle having a twin, albeit not an evil one.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has a ShowWithinAShow called Duck-tective where the eponymous duck is revealed to have an evil twin brother who shot him in the season finale. [[spoiler: This is a parody of ''Gravity Falls''' second season mid-season twist revealing the main protagonist's great uncle having a twin, albeit not an evil one. Bonus points for the fact that the twin also shot one of the main protagonists in the finale, although it was with a memory gun.]]
5th May '16 8:44:57 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Several times in the episode, this troper forgot that she wasn't actually watching two different actresses, the character differences are so vivid even side by side and wearing ''literally'' the same make up.
5th May '16 8:41:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' plays pretty heavily on this trope, as Elena learns that her identical-appearing ancestor Katerina Petrova is [[spoiler: alive and regularly killing people as a vampire named "Katherine"]], and both are part of a supernatural heritage of reincarnated {{Doppelganger}}s. Over the entire show, lead actress Nina Dobrev plays three versions of the Petrova Doppelgangers (all of whom eventually make out with fan favorite [[spoiler: Elijah]]!)

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* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'':
** The series
plays pretty heavily on this trope, as Elena learns that her identical-appearing ancestor Katerina Petrova is [[spoiler: alive and regularly killing people as a vampire named "Katherine"]], and both are part of a supernatural heritage of reincarnated {{Doppelganger}}s. Over the entire show, lead actress Nina Dobrev plays three versions of the Petrova Doppelgangers (all of whom eventually make out with fan favorite [[spoiler: Elijah]]!)



* The Channel Four comedy-drama ''{{Shameless}}'' had the Good Twin variety: homophobic villain Paddy Maguire turns out to have a homosexual and non-villainous twin brother.

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* The Channel Four comedy-drama ''{{Shameless}}'' ''Series/ShamelessUK'' had the Good Twin variety: homophobic villain Paddy Maguire turns out to have a homosexual and non-villainous twin brother.



* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' featured numerous evil twins, including one case where there is a NoEnding in which one of the regulars may have been permanently replaced by his twin.

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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' ''Series/{{Sliders}}'':
** The series
featured numerous evil twins, including one case where there is a NoEnding in which one of the regulars may have been permanently replaced by his twin.



* Samantha Carter from ''Series/StargateSG1'' had an evil replicator version of herself, Replicator Carter (Replicarter) who nearly takes over the entire galaxy.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
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Samantha Carter from ''Series/StargateSG1'' had an evil replicator version of herself, Replicator Carter (Replicarter) who nearly takes over the entire galaxy.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Phoebe's twin sister, Ursula, is by all accounts a bad person: she's an awful waitress, nearly cons a man into marrying her, has no affection for Phoebe, and becomes a porn star using Phoebe's name. She also didn't tell Phoebe that their mother had left a [[GoodbyeCruelWorld suicide note]], and tried to improvise one on the spot before admitting she'd ''thrown it away''.
** And don't forget she [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking stole Phoebe's Judy Jetson thermos]]!
*** She also sold Pheobe's birth certificate

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
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Phoebe's twin sister, Ursula, is by all accounts a bad person: she's an awful waitress, nearly cons a man into marrying her, has no affection for Phoebe, and becomes a porn star using Phoebe's name. She also didn't tell Phoebe that their mother had left a [[GoodbyeCruelWorld suicide note]], and tried to improvise one on the spot before admitting she'd ''thrown it away''.
** And don't forget she [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking stole Phoebe's Judy Jetson thermos]]!
*** She also sold Pheobe's birth certificate
away''.



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' classic series adventure ''Inferno'', the Third Doctor is sent into an AlternateUniverse where he encounters evil-fascist-twin versions of his friends in UNIT -- the evil Brigadier has in fact ''lost'' his facial hair, but gained an eyepatch in response. Bizzaro Liz is a brunette instead of a redhead. Curiously enough, there's no evil version of the Doctor himself (although the ExpandedUniverse novels did suggest that the evil tyrant ruling this fascist alternative Britain was in fact an alternative version of the Third Doctor with a different body who went evil after his forced regeneration by the Time Lords).

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' classic series adventure ''Inferno'', the Third Doctor is sent into an AlternateUniverse where he encounters evil-fascist-twin versions of his friends in UNIT -- the evil Brigadier has in fact ''lost'' his facial hair, but gained an eyepatch in response. Bizzaro Liz is a brunette instead of a redhead. Curiously enough, there's no evil version of the Doctor himself (although the ExpandedUniverse novels did suggest that the evil tyrant ruling this fascist alternative Britain was in fact an alternative version of the Third Doctor with a different body who went evil after his forced regeneration by the Time Lords).



** ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' had an aversion with Mortimer Bern, the good twin to crime lord Carlo Hesser. However, he didn't stay good once Carlo's lover Alex propped him up to take over Carlo's criminal empire (although he did get better)...
** Another well-known American soap opera example is Andre DiMera from ''Series/DaysOfOurLives.'' Andre was given plastic surgery to make him look like his cousin Tony at the contrivance of the man Tony grew up believing was his father, crime lord/practical supervillain Stefano DiMera. At Stefano's behest and while Tony was kept secretly imprisoned, Andre while impersonating Tony became a serial killer just to frame an enemy of Stefano's, although Stefano ended up betraying him once Andre's killing spree included Stefano's own daughter (although that didn't stop Stefano many years later getting Andre to pretend to be Tony ''again''!).

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** * ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' had an aversion with Mortimer Bern, the good twin to crime lord Carlo Hesser. However, he didn't stay good once Carlo's lover Alex propped him up to take over Carlo's criminal empire (although he did get better)...
** * Another well-known American soap opera example is Andre DiMera [=DiMera=] from ''Series/DaysOfOurLives.'' Andre was given plastic surgery to make him look like his cousin Tony at the contrivance of the man Tony grew up believing was his father, crime lord/practical supervillain Stefano DiMera.[=DiMera=]. At Stefano's behest and while Tony was kept secretly imprisoned, Andre while impersonating Tony became a serial killer just to frame an enemy of Stefano's, although Stefano ended up betraying him once Andre's killing spree included Stefano's own daughter (although that didn't stop Stefano many years later getting Andre to pretend to be Tony ''again''!).



* In the fourth season episode "The Angelmaker" of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', an executed serial killer appears to be back, complete with possible DNA evidence. Reid floats the idea of 'evil twin, '''eviler''' twin', but no one else buys it. And they're right to.

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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'':
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In the fourth season episode "The Angelmaker" of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', Angelmaker", an executed serial killer appears to be back, complete with possible DNA evidence. Reid floats the idea of 'evil twin, '''eviler''' twin', but no one else buys it. And they're right to.



* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "Dollhouse Drama", which is also a parody of the SoapOpera concept in general.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'':
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Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "Dollhouse Drama", which is also a parody of the SoapOpera concept in general.



* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Lois confronts two Peters on a rooftop. They both make claims to be the genuine article, and she finally shoots one. As she hugs the injury-free Peter his face pops off to reveal robotic insides. She asks "What was that?" to which he quickly replies "Nothing", and the scene cuts away.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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Lois confronts two Peters on a rooftop. They both make claims to be the genuine article, and she finally shoots one. As she hugs the injury-free Peter his face pops off to reveal robotic insides. She asks "What was that?" to which he quickly replies "Nothing", and the scene cuts away.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' subverted this in the episode "The Ron Factor". The leader of the Global Justice Network, Doctor Director, is shown to have an evil twin named Gemini. An evil ''fraternal'' twin, of opposite gender and vastly different appearance, but with an almost identical eyepatch. This is based on Marvel's Nick Fury and his evil twin Scorpio, by the way.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' subverted ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** Subverted
this in the episode "The Ron Factor". The leader of the Global Justice Network, Doctor Director, is shown to have an evil twin named Gemini. An evil ''fraternal'' twin, of opposite gender and vastly different appearance, but with an almost identical eyepatch. This is based on Marvel's Nick Fury and his evil twin Scorpio, by the way.



* The ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Op POOL" features evil twins from a MirrorUniverse, including a goateed Numbuh Four.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
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The ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Op POOL" features evil twins from a MirrorUniverse, including a goateed Numbuh Four.



* In one of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Halloween specials, Bart finds he has an evil twin, who's been locked in the attic and fed with fish heads his whole life. This is subverted at the end of the episode where we discover that Bart is, and has always been, the evil twin ("oh, don't look so shocked").

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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In one of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' the Halloween specials, Bart finds he has an evil twin, who's been locked in the attic and fed with fish heads his whole life. This is subverted at the end of the episode where we discover that Bart is, and has always been, the evil twin ("oh, don't look so shocked").



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' also did a subversion of this trope, where it turned out Bender, as opposed to his "twin" Flexo (another robot of the same model, except with a goatee), had stolen a beauty pageant crown and was ultimately the "evil" one. However, Flexo ended up taking the blame for everything.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' also ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** It
did a subversion of this trope, where it turned out Bender, as opposed to his "twin" Flexo (another robot of the same model, except with a goatee), had stolen a beauty pageant crown and was ultimately the "evil" one. However, Flexo ended up taking the blame for everything.



** And it should be noted that Mandy turns her good double evil, so at the end Grim is unable to tell them apart. Also, Billy had smashed open a window, unleashing SEVERAL clones of himself.
*** ''Several'' is a gross understatement. There was literal SEA of Billys surrounding the first two when the window broke.



** Fan fiction has given Gadget ''another'' (literal) evil twin in the form of fan favorite OC [[Fanfic/TheNowakverse Widget Hackwrench]].



** The original ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' series had a straight example of this, with the evil "Space Spectre" crossing over for one episode from a parallel universe. No evil twins of Space Ghost's friends, however, since Space Spectre works alone, a fact pointed out by Space Ghost as the reason he was able to defeat Spectre.

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** * The original ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' series had a straight example of this, with the evil "Space Spectre" crossing over for one episode from a parallel universe. No evil twins of Space Ghost's friends, however, since Space Spectre works alone, a fact pointed out by Space Ghost as the reason he was able to defeat Spectre.



* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' has Evil Buzz Lightyear, a Buzz from an alternate reality who's, well, completely evil as opposed to our hero. And, of course, there's a [[BeardOfEvil beard...]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' has ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'':
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Evil Buzz Lightyear, a Buzz from an alternate reality who's, well, completely evil as opposed to our hero. And, of course, there's a [[BeardOfEvil beard...]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' had to fight ghostly evil twins, the result of their uniforms (contaminated from the battle with Gozer) coming to life.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'':
** The Ghostbusters
had to fight ghostly evil twins, the result of their uniforms (contaminated from the battle with Gozer) coming to life.
1st May '16 3:43:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the superhero comedy ''Film/SkyHigh'', one of the teachers tries to set up a colleague on a blind date with his girlfriend's sister. "What if I said it's not just her twin? [[EvilIsSexy It's her evil twin.]]" "This Friday, you say?"

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* In the superhero comedy ''Film/SkyHigh'', ''Film/SkyHigh2005'', one of the teachers tries to set up a colleague on a blind date with his girlfriend's sister. "What if I said it's not just her twin? [[EvilIsSexy It's her evil twin.]]" "This Friday, you say?"
26th Apr '16 7:15:13 AM Akaihiryuu
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** Due to GameplayAndStorySegregation, being turned into your EvilTwin by the "Ultrasafe" transporter does not affect the game or your character at all. It just gives you a harmless temporary debuff with amusing text stating you've been turned into your evil twin.
30th Mar '16 6:17:32 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', it turns out that [[spoiler:Queen Chrysalis' final form after being completed by the Elements]] is this to [[spoiler:Cadence, and she renames herself Queen Cadenza.]] Justified, because [[spoiler:Cadence is the Light of Existence of the original Cadenza and Chrysalis was created from her Shadow of Existence, left behind when she lost a duel at the beginning of time. So as Chrysalis puts it, they're technically twin sisters.]]
28th Mar '16 5:39:56 AM narm00
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** It had a few interesting moments in the 'crossover' issues; one issue of ''ComicBookTheFantasticFour'' had the Human Torch being pursued by doppelgangers of several X-men, as well as his own 'twin'; Once Torch found out that not a single one of them was human, or even truly alive, he started flash-frying them like popcorn. He ended up missing his own twin, who merely looked at him and said he had no more intention of trying to absorb him, because as he put it before he left, "You're already worse than anything I could ever make you." Thing even later yelled at him that "You ain't no flaming version of the Punisher!" The irony of this is that Torch was one of the few that ended up not being defeated by the doppelgangers in the final issue, whereas the Thing was defeated not even a few minutes later by the dark version of Invisible Woman.

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** It had a few interesting moments in the 'crossover' issues; one issue of ''ComicBookTheFantasticFour'' ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' had the Human Torch being pursued by doppelgangers of several X-men, as well as his own 'twin'; Once Torch found out that not a single one of them was human, or even truly alive, he started flash-frying them like popcorn. He ended up missing his own twin, who merely looked at him and said he had no more intention of trying to absorb him, because as he put it before he left, "You're already worse than anything I could ever make you." Thing even later yelled at him that "You ain't no flaming version of the Punisher!" The irony of this is that Torch was one of the few that ended up not being defeated by the doppelgangers in the final issue, whereas the Thing was defeated not even a few minutes later by the dark version of Invisible Woman.
27th Mar '16 2:20:19 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has a ShowWithinAShow called Duck-tective where the eponymous duck is revealed to have an evil twin brother who shot him in the season finale. [[spoiler: This is a parody of Gravity Fall's season 2's mid-season twist revealing the main protagonist's great uncle having a twin, albeit probably not an evil one.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has a ShowWithinAShow called Duck-tective where the eponymous duck is revealed to have an evil twin brother who shot him in the season finale. [[spoiler: This is a parody of Gravity Fall's ''Gravity Falls''' second season 2's mid-season twist revealing the main protagonist's great uncle having a twin, albeit probably not an evil one.]]
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