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18th Sep '17 7:57:18 PM DVB
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* In Archie ''Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', as well as having Shadow, and various Metal Sonics, there is the alternate world known as Moebius, home to kindly Dr. Kintobor (Robotnik's "evil twin") and the Suppresion Squad, the evil twins of the Freedom Fighters. Their leader was Anti-Sonic, the evil twin of Sonic himself, who proved to be very inept - despite helping Alicia (the evil Sally) depose of her father, he hadn't won a single fight since. Amongst his failures were accidentally giving the Sonic Underground Robotnik the Bio Borg instead of Robo-Robotnik and getting struck down by Antoine ''by accident''. Compare this to Patch, Antione's evil twin, who successfully replaced Antoine, nearly ruined his relationship with Bunnie, poisoned King Acorn, killed Antoine's father and nearly took the throne before Sonic stepped in. Thankfully, Anti-Sonic got better after he TookALevelInBadass by becoming Scourge.
** The Suppression Squad got better afterwards when Anti-Sonic became Scourge. After Sonic gives him TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, he decides to apply himself to what he wants to do: and ends up getting the Squad up to shape and conquer Moebius. They attempt a takeover of Mobius, but only get as far as taking over Freedom HQ temporarily. However, their shipshape turned into a GoneHorriblyRight as Miles, Tails' EvilTwin, conspires to overthrow Scourge and successfully takes over the Squad. Scourge now leads the Destructix.
* Comicbook/TheFlash (Barry Allen version) had an Evil Twin in the form of Eobard Thawne, who had plastic surgery to resemble him, and then traveled back from the 25th century to become Professor Zoom, the Reverse-Flash. A later {{Retcon}} would reveal that Zoom was descended from Malcolm Thawne, aka Cobalt Blue, who really ''was'' Barry's estranged twin brother but had completely different powers.

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* In Archie ''Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', as well as having Shadow, and various Metal Sonics, there is the alternate world known as Moebius, home to kindly Dr. Kintobor (Robotnik's "evil twin") and the Suppresion Squad, Anti-Freedom Fighters, the evil twins of the Freedom Fighters. Their leader was Anti-Sonic, the evil twin of Sonic himself, who proved to be very inept - despite helping Alicia (the evil Sally) depose of her father, he hadn't won a single fight since. Amongst his failures were accidentally giving the Sonic Underground Robotnik the Bio Borg instead of Robo-Robotnik and getting struck down by Antoine ''by accident''. Compare this to Patch, Anti-Antione (later known as Patch), Antione's evil twin, who successfully replaced Antoine, nearly ruined his relationship with Bunnie, poisoned King Acorn, killed Antoine's father and nearly took the throne before Sonic stepped in. Thankfully, Anti-Sonic got better after he TookALevelInBadass by becoming Scourge.
** The Suppression Squad Anti-Freedom Fighters got better afterwards when Anti-Sonic became Scourge. After Sonic gives him TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, he decides to apply himself to what he wants to do: do and ends up getting undergoes a form of rebirth, to where he no longer resembles Sonic (he turned green from the Squad up to shape Master Emerald and conquer Moebius.got some scars on his chest). He then proceeds ''conquer'' Moebius, becoming king and reforming his gang into the Suppression Squad, with all of them taking new names as a result. They attempt a takeover of Mobius, but only get as far as taking over Freedom HQ temporarily. However, their shipshape turned into a GoneHorriblyRight as Miles, Tails' EvilTwin, conspires to overthrow Scourge and successfully takes over the Squad. Scourge now leads the Destructix.
* Comicbook/TheFlash (Barry Allen version) had an Evil Twin in the form of Eobard Thawne, who had plastic surgery to resemble him, and then traveled back from the 25th century to become Professor Zoom, the Reverse-Flash. A later {{Retcon}} would reveal that Zoom was descended from Malcolm Thawne, aka Cobalt Blue, who really ''was'' Barry's estranged twin brother brother, but had completely different powers.powers (taught by his adoptive grandmother.)
18th Sep '17 2:51:57 PM Vorhias
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*** Don't you mean ''BIZARRO'' incompetent???
18th Sep '17 2:19:49 PM kazokuhouou
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* While ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' hasn't shown this trope yet, Katie does briefly discuss it after posting a ''VideoGame/Prey2017'' comic:
-->"If you ever have two of something, one of them is probably evil. It's how twins work, anyway."
18th Sep '17 6:37:58 AM Trooper924
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** In ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', there's Zibarro, who's the most intelligent man on Bizarro World.

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** In ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', there's Zibarro, who's the most intelligent man on Bizarro World. Though unlike Bizarro-Bizarro, he isn't evil and is mostly just depressed about being the only person on Htrae who appreciates beauty.
12th Sep '17 3:23:55 PM Malady
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* InstantClassic's arc, [[http://www.instantclassic.net/story.php?comicID=125 Brothers Donathan]], introduces us to [[spoiler:Xauthor, Author's evil twin, complete with [[BeardOfEvil a goatee]].]]

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* InstantClassic's ''Webcomic/InstantClassic'''s arc, [[http://www.instantclassic.net/story.php?comicID=125 Brothers Donathan]], introduces us to [[spoiler:Xauthor, Author's evil twin, complete with [[BeardOfEvil a goatee]].]]
7th Sep '17 7:00:47 AM fruitstripegum
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* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/332414 Augustin]]'', Franchise/{{Tintin}} is kidnapped and replaced by his long-lost twin brother.
30th Aug '17 7:30:07 PM kazokuhouou
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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017'' reboot: when asked which triplet was the evil triplet, Huey and Dewey ''immediately'' point to Louie...who shrugs and accepts it.

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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017'' reboot: when asked which triplet was the evil triplet, Huey and Dewey ''immediately'' point to Louie...who shrugs and accepts it. (Fans joked that he definitely earned it after putting the idea of [[spoiler:Donald/Beakley]] in their heads.)
30th Aug '17 7:21:37 PM luiz4200
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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': [[spoiler:Vance Trotter's twin brother Globe kills their uncle for the inheritance.]]
15th Aug '17 5:54:15 PM kazokuhouou
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* PlayedForLaughs in the trailer for the ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017'' reboot: when asked which triplet was the evil triplet, Huey and Dewey ''immediately'' point to Louie...who shrugs and accepts it.

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* PlayedForLaughs in the trailer for the ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017'' reboot: when asked which triplet was the evil triplet, Huey and Dewey ''immediately'' point to Louie...who shrugs and accepts it.
12th Aug '17 5:15:47 PM Ryoga84
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* In ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'', we have B, under the alias Rue Ryuzaki, playing this role to L. It's unlikely (though still possible) that B is ''actually'' L's twin, however.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Szayelaporro Granz possesses the ability to create an evil twin of any opponent he chooses. There are superficial differences that allow the originals and duplicates to be distinguished. However, the duplicates do not have minds of their own, they're firmly under Szayelaporro's control, although their behavioural decisions are based on the personality they're cloned from.
** The filler [[SendInTheClones Invasion]] ArcVillain is a MadScientist that creates evil twins for most of the captains, vice-captains and a few talented seated officers. They are stronger than the originals, more aggressive and often have twisted versions of the originals ideals.
--> '''Clone!Yumichika:''' 'Did you think that, like you, I wouldn't be able to attack myself? You're mistaken. When I see you, I think you're beautiful just the way you do, but am I the only one who thinks you'd look even more beautiful covered in blood?'
* The entire premise of ''Anime/BloodPlus'' is of vampire-like creatures originating from two twins who were born from the womb of the Mother, and they turn out to be Saya and Diva, the heroine and villainess. They look alike except for the fact that Saya has red eyes, and Diva has blue eyes, referencing the colors of the veins and arteries in human beings.



* Yuuna's evil twin in ''Anime/{{Maburaho}}'' is magic-derived.
* Evil robotic Angels appeared in ''[[VideoGame/GalaxyAngel Galaxy Angel Moonlit Lovers]]'', after an evil robot Tact appeared in the first game. Strangely, the fake Angels were the ''only'' villains to be kept in the ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' anime, and they only appeared for one episode.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' featured Rau Le Creuset, an unstable clone of secondary character Mu La Flaga's father. While they initially don't seem similar, when Rau removes his mask, he reveals his identical face. Rau's feelings that his existence was an abomination and nihilism about humanity in general led him to attempt to wipe out all of humanity, Coordinator and Natural both. Considering that he got his last name from the french word of Theatre/TheCrucible...Yeah, he's [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity a very screwed up guy]].
* The entire premise of ''Anime/BloodPlus'' is of vampire-like creatures originating from two twins who were born from the womb of the Mother, and they turn out to be Saya and Diva, the heroine and villainess. They look alike except for the fact that Saya has red eyes, and Diva has blue eyes, referencing the colors of the veins and arteries in human beings.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' has the titular Johan Liebert, ''HalfIdenticalTwin'' of Anna Liebert (Nina Fortner).
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth 2'' has Nova, evil twin to titular protagonist Shidou Hikaru. Extremely bi-polar (which is putting it kindly as she switches constantly back and forth between cutesy, loving little child and homicidal psychopath personalities), and bat-shit insane. Created at the very instant that Hikaru and her fellow Knights were transported back to earth at the end of the first story, [[spoiler: Nova is actually a small portion of Hikaru's soul given a separate existence and consciousness of its own. Hikaru couldn't cope with all the crushing negative emotions and thoughts brought on by the trauma induced by the first story's ending, and thus her body expelled them all along with a bit of her being, which was given a life of its own via Cefiro's "willpower=reality" system of existence. In the end she accepts her restrained feelings and confronts Nova, which leads them to [[SplitPersonalityMerge become one person again]].]]
* Subverted in a stand-alone episode of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''. A villain uses an enchanted mirror to create dark duplicates of his victims, including main characters Lina and Naga. The clones are supposed to be the "reverse" of the originals - which, to the bad guy's surprise, means the copies are meek, modest and peaceful, not evil.
* Throughout ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', there are sinister flashes of another Syaoran floating in a tank of water in the villain's base, who seems to be "influencing" the Syaoran who is traveling with the good guys. In the manga, the truth is revealed. [[spoiler:The Syaoran in the tank is the "original" Syaoran, and the one traveling with them is really a [[TheHeartless heartless]] clone whose emotions were inspired by psychic connection. Upon the good Syaoran's release, our Evil Twin Syaoran succumbs to his programming.]]
* Knives in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', Cain in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', and Aion in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade''. Apparently, being a guy who's the hero's evil twin means being a genocidal psycho and having a brother complex the size of the Empire State Building. Knives, Cain and Aion are anime's unholy trinity of Evil Twins. The three of them are practically [[{{Expy}} expies]] of whomever came first. Roshel/Rociel in ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'' is very much like them too, with the difference that Alexiel is female and his non-identical twin. Also a partial subversion in that [[DarkIsNotEvil Rociel is a supreme angel and Alexiel, a fallen one]].



* Evil twins of the [[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Sanzo-ikkou]] were created by a demon who rationalized that the best chance of beating them was pitting them against themselves. This promptly turns into comedy when Hakkai, Gojyo, and Goku realize that they have a chance to beat up on a Sanzo-lookalike. Also used as AnAesop, as when they win against their clones - who are wearing their clothes from the first season - they explain to the confused demon that they are not the same people as they were when the clones were created and they grow and learn as blah blah blah.
* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': [[spoiler:it's often impossible even for people who have watched the series more than once to tell whether Shion or Mion is the evil twin. This makes them both seem evil, or at least sinister.]]
** DoubleSubverted. Neither of them are evil. Shion is overprotective of her friends to the point of being {{Yandere}} but for the most part she's quite sweet and docile.

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* Evil twins of In ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'', the [[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Sanzo-ikkou]] were created by a demon who rationalized that [[TheChessmaster head of Telomere]] is revealed to be one to [[spoiler:Princess Mina Tepes herself. The former looks like the best chance of beating them was pitting them against themselves. This promptly turns into comedy when Hakkai, Gojyo, latter, ''smells'' like the latter, and Goku realize that they have a chance to beat up on a Sanzo-lookalike. Also used as AnAesop, as when they win against their clones - who are wearing their clothes can [[VampireMonarch command those blood-bound]] ''[[OhCrap to]]'' the latter. Aside from personality, the first season - they explain to the confused demon that they are not the same people as they were when the clones were created and they grow and learn as blah blah blah.
* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': [[spoiler:it's often impossible even for people who have watched the series more than once
only way to tell whether Shion or Mion is the evil twin. This makes them both seem evil, or at least sinister.apart is their SuperMode ([[BeautyEqualsGoodness one]] changes into a statuesque woman with bat wings and [[{{Stripperiffic}} rather revealing]] spiked armor, from what we have seen the other changes into... [[EldritchAbomination something else]]).]]
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'',
** DoubleSubverted. Neither of them While [[IdenticalStranger not an actual twin]], Turles, from the third [[NonSerialMovie movie]] (''Anime/TheTreeOfMight''), looks and (in the original Japanese, where he was voiced by Creator/MasakoNozawa) sounds just like Goku. His goals are evil. Shion is overprotective slightly more sophisticated versions of her friends what Goku likes to do: enjoy fine foods and engage in battles. It's possible he was meant to represent what Goku would have grown up to be like had it not been for Grandpa Gohan.
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the point same vein, Majin Buu's two forms. The thin Buu, the one formed out of steam seems to act entirely evil, while the 'original' Fat Buu (aka Mr. Buu) often makes the 'good' choice, especially after the split. Though they don't look all that much alike until the reabsorption.
** [[GodJob Kami]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Great Demon King Piccolo]] aren't quite twins, either, but close enough--Kami split the (then evil) Piccolo out of himself so he could be a benevolent God over Earth, and they're genetically identical. Furthermore, you could compare [[GenieInABottle Shen Long]] to his [[JackassGenie Black Star counterpart]].
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Goku gets another [[IdenticalStranger evil doppelganger]] called Goku Black. In stark contrast to Goku, he is pure evil,
being {{Yandere}} but for a sadistic mass-murderer who causes a second apocalypse in Future Trunks' BadFuture. Played with in that while his face and voice (he is also voiced by Creator/MasakoNozawa) are almost identical to Goku's, Black is otherwise completely different in every other way: his fighting style is refined and technical, compared to Goku's somewhat crude and mostly self-taught style; he's lean (though still clearly muscled) where Goku is burly; and he speaks with a clear, very formal speech pattern, where Goku has a heavy, uneducated "hick" accent. Even Beerus remarks when watching them fight that despite similar appearances, Black clearly ''feels'' different from Goku. [[spoiler:The reason is because Goku Black is the most part she's quite sweet end result after [[TimeyWimeyBall one alternate version of]] the Supreme Kai [[BigBad Zamasu]] used the Super Dragon Balls to [[GrandTheftMe switch bodies with an alternate Goku]] and docile.kill him]].
* Subverted in an episode of the second season of ''Anime/DuelMasters''... In a town populated entirely by sets of twins, it's suggested that one group is the evil twins... Until it's revealed that they're ''all'' evil.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' tries to play Jellal up as Siegrain's evil(er) twin. The former reveals by the end of the arc he's introduced in, however, that [[spoiler:Siegrain was an illusion created to slip into the council and use their magic. They are actually one and the same. In truth he is actually inversion with Mystogan.]]



* Arguably, Suboshi from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Amiboshi's HotBlooded younger twin brother.
* Evil robotic Angels appeared in ''[[VideoGame/GalaxyAngel Galaxy Angel Moonlit Lovers]]'', after an evil robot Tact appeared in the first game. Strangely, the fake Angels were the ''only'' villains to be kept in the ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' anime, and they only appeared for one episode.
* In ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' (only in the manga) Fukuyama has one [[spoiler: on the parallel dimension of Seiren]].
* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': [[spoiler:it's often impossible even for people who have watched the series more than once to tell whether Shion or Mion is the evil twin. This makes them both seem evil, or at least sinister.]]
** DoubleSubverted. Neither of them are evil. Shion is overprotective of her friends to the point of being {{Yandere}} but for the most part she's quite sweet and docile.
* Yuuna's evil twin in ''Anime/{{Maburaho}}'' is magic-derived.
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth 2'' has Nova, evil twin to titular protagonist Shidou Hikaru. Extremely bi-polar (which is putting it kindly as she switches constantly back and forth between cutesy, loving little child and homicidal psychopath personalities), and bat-shit insane. Created at the very instant that Hikaru and her fellow Knights were transported back to earth at the end of the first story, [[spoiler: Nova is actually a small portion of Hikaru's soul given a separate existence and consciousness of its own. Hikaru couldn't cope with all the crushing negative emotions and thoughts brought on by the trauma induced by the first story's ending, and thus her body expelled them all along with a bit of her being, which was given a life of its own via Cefiro's "willpower=reality" system of existence. In the end she accepts her restrained feelings and confronts Nova, which leads them to [[SplitPersonalityMerge become one person again]].]]
* In the recent manga adaptation to ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', we're introduced to the Shading Gundam, an ebon-colored Shining Gundam controlled by an AI. The plan was to have the Mobile Fighter defeat Domon and force him to become its "pilot" (he'd be stuck in it - the AI would do all the fighting) after he ended up nailing four draws in a row. Domon ended up defeating the unit by unleashing his SuperMode on it.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' featured Rau Le Creuset, an unstable clone of secondary character Mu La Flaga's father. While they initially don't seem similar, when Rau removes his mask, he reveals his identical face. Rau's feelings that his existence was an abomination and nihilism about humanity in general led him to attempt to wipe out all of humanity, Coordinator and Natural both. Considering that he got his last name from the french word of Theatre/TheCrucible...Yeah, he's [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity a very screwed up guy]].
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' has the titular Johan Liebert, ''HalfIdenticalTwin'' of Anna Liebert (Nina Fortner).
* In ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'', Onsokumaru creates an evil duplicate when he attempts to use a Ninja Clone technique. Of course, Onsokumaru being Onsokumaru, the twin isn't really any worse than the original.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' introduces a an evil set of not twins, but ''fraternal quadruplets''. [[spoiler:Vinsmokes Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji, the older and younger brothers of Sanji of the Straw Hat Pirates, respectively, are ''nothing'' like him - while they do share his cool head, his [[HandsomeLech perverted tendencies]], and his [[HotBlooded temper]], they have none of his compassion and care for no one but themselves. As children, they viciously bullied Sanji for continuously displaying compassion and for being a weak waste of space, something that their [[AbusiveParents father]], [[BloodKnight Judge]], condoned. It's later revealed that all of the Vinsmoke quadruplets, including Sanji, were physically and psychologically altered by Judge in utero in an attempt to turn them into the perfect {{Super Soldier}}s, but their mother, Sora, secretly intervened by taking a drug that reversed gene-altering surgeries so she can protect their humanity. Only Sanji was successfully saved, while his brothers only have but a tiny shred of humanity left. They can't understand why Sanji continues to act kind to others, because they were programmed that way.]]
* Hana from ''PapillionHanaToCho'' is glamorous, popular, and the decided [[ParentalFavoritism favorite]] over her CountryMouse twin sister Ageha until Ageha discovered tiny bit of confidence after reuniting with an old (male) friend. Hana then steals said friend by using Ageha's weak stomach to get her out of the way with a little HiddenDepths sweettalk. Things get worse after Ageha gets over the guy, improves her relationship with her [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Mom]] and hooks up with another guy: [[spoiler: ''Hana disguises herself as Ageha'' while Ageha is sick and is so irritating that he breaks up with Ageha the next day he's a psych major and he couldn't tell Ageha was acting a bit off? C'mon, they're not Cylons!). Due to said guy being [[HotForStudent her school counselor]] and offlimits in the first place it's unlikely Ageha will ever know the real reason they broke up.]]
* Ranma from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' gets a mischievous copy of his female self from a MagicMirror, who is incapable of gender-bending and [[ScrewYourself happy to learn that Ranma is a guy]]. They almost manage to seal the copy in another magic mirror, but instead a ''second'' copy of Ranma is created, this one male. The two copies then hook up, which at least keeps them out of trouble.
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has Gemini Saga and Gemini/Sea Dragon Kanon, each of them is the evil twin to the other in different parts of the story. The Black Saints not only shares the same armor as the protagonists except theirs is black but for unexplained reasons also share the exact same physical appearance as their good counterparts. This is all the most jarring in the case of the Black Phoenix mooks that come in mass and all look exactly the same, that is to say like the main Phoenix. All the attacks of the evil counterparts also are reminiscent of the good ones albeit more evil. For example the attack of Black Pegasus, Ankoku Ryu Sei Ken, is similar to the Ryu Sei Ken of the main Pegasus except it slowly contaminates its victims eventually making them suffocate to death. Likewise, the Black Andromeda's attack has its chains turning into snakes feeding on the victim's blood.
** In ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'', [[spoiler:Gemini Aspros]] to [[spoiler:Gemini Defteros]]. Slightly [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that [[spoiler:[[TheUnfavourite Defteros]]]] is introduced as a "demon", and, when younger, was believed to carry ill omen with him by the Sanctuary inhabitants, but it was actually [[spoiler:[[TheChosenOne his]] [[TheAce brother]]]] who turned out to be the evil one.
** This is a staple in Saint Seiya franchise , save for ''Manga/SaintSeiyaNextDimension'' as InUniverse, it is believed that each pair of Gemini Saint is born cursed, one is evil and one is good, and they will fight each other until the other dies. In ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega''Gemini Paradox is this to her sister Integra, [[TheFatalist who decided to accept her fate as the "evil" Gemini Saint.]] Integra in contrast flat-out [[ScrewDestiny defies that fate]] and claims if that is the fate the stars set up for them, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome she will destroy the stars itself.]]
* Evil twins of the [[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Sanzo-ikkou]] were created by a demon who rationalized that the best chance of beating them was pitting them against themselves. This promptly turns into comedy when Hakkai, Gojyo, and Goku realize that they have a chance to beat up on a Sanzo-lookalike. Also used as AnAesop, as when they win against their clones - who are wearing their clothes from the first season - they explain to the confused demon that they are not the same people as they were when the clones were created and they grow and learn as blah blah blah.



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Szayelaporro Granz possesses the ability to create an evil twin of any opponent he chooses. There are superficial differences that allow the originals and duplicates to be distinguished. However, the duplicates do not have minds of their own, they're firmly under Szayelaporro's control, although their behavioural decisions are based on the personality they're cloned from.
** The filler [[SendInTheClones Invasion]] ArcVillain is a MadScientist that creates evil twins for most of the captains, vice-captains and a few talented seated officers. They are stronger than the originals, more aggressive and often have twisted versions of the originals ideals.
--> '''Clone!Yumichika:''' 'Did you think that, like you, I wouldn't be able to attack myself? You're mistaken. When I see you, I think you're beautiful just the way you do, but am I the only one who thinks you'd look even more beautiful covered in blood?'
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has Gemini Saga and Gemini/Sea Dragon Kanon, each of them is the evil twin to the other in different parts of the story. The Black Saints not only shares the same armor as the protagonists except theirs is black but for unexplained reasons also share the exact same physical appearance as their good counterparts. This is all the most jarring in the case of the Black Phoenix mooks that come in mass and all look exactly the same, that is to say like the main Phoenix. All the attacks of the evil counterparts also are reminiscent of the good ones albeit more evil. For example the attack of Black Pegasus, Ankoku Ryu Sei Ken, is similar to the Ryu Sei Ken of the main Pegasus except it slowly contaminates its victims eventually making them suffocate to death. Likewise, the Black Andromeda's attack has its chains turning into snakes feeding on the victim's blood.
** In ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'', [[spoiler:Gemini Aspros]] to [[spoiler:Gemini Defteros]]. Slightly [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that [[spoiler:[[TheUnfavourite Defteros]]]] is introduced as a "demon", and, when younger, was believed to carry ill omen with him by the Sanctuary inhabitants, but it was actually [[spoiler:[[TheChosenOne his]] [[TheAce brother]]]] who turned out to be the evil one.
** This is a staple in Saint Seiya franchise , save for ''Manga/SaintSeiyaNextDimension'' as InUniverse, it is believed that each pair of Gemini Saint is born cursed, one is evil and one is good, and they will fight each other until the other dies. In ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega''Gemini Paradox is this to her sister Integra, [[TheFatalist who decided to accept her fate as the "evil" Gemini Saint.]] Integra in contrast flat-out [[ScrewDestiny defies that fate]] and claims if that is the fate the stars set up for them, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome she will destroy the stars itself.]]
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'',
** While [[IdenticalStranger not an actual twin]], Turles, from the third [[NonSerialMovie movie]] (''Anime/TheTreeOfMight''), looks and (in the original Japanese, where he was voiced by Creator/MasakoNozawa) sounds just like Goku. His goals are slightly more sophisticated versions of what Goku likes to do: enjoy fine foods and engage in battles. It's possible he was meant to represent what Goku would have grown up to be like had it not been for Grandpa Gohan.
** In the same vein, Majin Buu's two forms. The thin Buu, the one formed out of steam seems to act entirely evil, while the 'original' Fat Buu (aka Mr. Buu) often makes the 'good' choice, especially after the split. Though they don't look all that much alike until the reabsorption.
** [[GodJob Kami]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Great Demon King Piccolo]] aren't quite twins, either, but close enough--Kami split the (then evil) Piccolo out of himself so he could be a benevolent God over Earth, and they're genetically identical. Furthermore, you could compare [[GenieInABottle Shen Long]] to his [[JackassGenie Black Star counterpart]].
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Goku gets another [[IdenticalStranger evil doppelganger]] called Goku Black. In stark contrast to Goku, he is pure evil, being a sadistic mass-murderer who causes a second apocalypse in Future Trunks' BadFuture. Played with in that while his face and voice (he is also voiced by Creator/MasakoNozawa) are almost identical to Goku's, Black is otherwise completely different in every other way: his fighting style is refined and technical, compared to Goku's somewhat crude and mostly self-taught style; he's lean (though still clearly muscled) where Goku is burly; and he speaks with a clear, very formal speech pattern, where Goku has a heavy, uneducated "hick" accent. Even Beerus remarks when watching them fight that despite similar appearances, Black clearly ''feels'' different from Goku. [[spoiler:The reason is because Goku Black is the end result after [[TimeyWimeyBall one alternate version of]] the Supreme Kai [[BigBad Zamasu]] used the Super Dragon Balls to [[GrandTheftMe switch bodies with an alternate Goku]] and kill him]].
* In ''Manga/GirlsBravo'', only in the manga, Fukuyama has one [[spoiler: on the parallel dimension of Seiren]].
* Hana from ''PapillionHanaToCho'' is glamorous, popular, and the decided [[ParentalFavoritism favorite]] over her CountryMouse twin sister Ageha until Ageha discovered tiny bit of confidence after reuniting with an old (male) friend. Hana then steals said friend by using Ageha's weak stomach to get her out of the way with a little HiddenDepths sweettalk. Things get worse after Ageha gets over the guy, improves her relationship with her [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Mom]] and hooks up with another guy: [[spoiler: ''Hana disguises herself as Ageha'' while Ageha is sick and is so irritating that he breaks up with Ageha the next day he's a psych major and he couldn't tell Ageha was acting a bit off? C'mon, they're not Cylons!). Due to said guy being [[HotForStudent her school counselor]] and offlimits in the first place it's unlikely Ageha will ever know the real reason they broke up.]]
* Zeon from ''Manga/ZatchBell'', Evil Twin to the title character. Angry at not being able to have a DangerousForbiddenTechnique, which was given to his IdiotHero of a brother. Has a RedemptionEqualsDeath moment
* In ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'', Onsokumaru creates an evil duplicate when he attempts to use a Ninja Clone technique. Of course, Onsokumaru being Onsokumaru, the twin isn't really any worse than the original.
* Zero's evil twin Ichiru in ''Manga/VampireKnight''.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' tries to play Jellal up as Siegrain's evil(er) twin. The former reveals by the end of the arc he's introduced in, however, that [[spoiler:Siegrain was an illusion created to slip into the council and use their magic. They are actually one and the same. In truth he is actually inversion with Mystogan.]]
* Subverted in an episode of the second season of ''Anime/DuelMasters''... In a town populated entirely by sets of twins, it's suggested that one group is the evil twins... Until it's revealed that they're ''all'' evil.
* ''Manga/VampireGame'' plays around with this trope. In the kingdom of Razenia, twins are considered bad luck, and so when twins are born, one of them is chosen as "evil" and is abandoned. In this case, the "good" twin is the crown prince... and the "bad" twin turns out to be [[spoiler: Vord]], one of the nicest characters in the series.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Szayelaporro Granz possesses the ability
Subverted in a stand-alone episode of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''. A villain uses an enchanted mirror to create an evil twin of any opponent he chooses. There are superficial differences that allow the originals and dark duplicates of his victims, including main characters Lina and Naga. The clones are supposed to be distinguished. However, the duplicates do not have minds of their own, they're firmly under Szayelaporro's control, although their behavioural decisions are based on the personality they're cloned from.
** The filler [[SendInTheClones Invasion]] ArcVillain is a MadScientist that creates evil twins for most of the captains, vice-captains and a few talented seated officers. They are stronger than the originals, more aggressive and often have twisted versions
"reverse" of the originals ideals.
--> '''Clone!Yumichika:''' 'Did you think that, like you, I wouldn't be able to attack myself? You're mistaken. When I see you, I think you're beautiful just the way you do, but am I the only one who thinks you'd look even more beautiful covered in blood?'
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has Gemini Saga and Gemini/Sea Dragon Kanon, each of them is the evil twin
- which, to the other in different parts of bad guy's surprise, means the story. The Black Saints copies are meek, modest and peaceful, not only shares the same armor as the protagonists except theirs is black but for unexplained reasons also share the exact same physical appearance as their good counterparts. This is all the most jarring in the case of the Black Phoenix mooks that come in mass and all look exactly the same, that is to say like the main Phoenix. All the attacks of the evil counterparts also are reminiscent of the good ones albeit more evil. For example the attack of Black Pegasus, Ankoku Ryu Sei Ken, is similar to the Ryu Sei Ken of the main Pegasus except it slowly contaminates its victims eventually making them suffocate to death. Likewise, the Black Andromeda's attack has its chains turning into snakes feeding on the victim's blood.
** In ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'', [[spoiler:Gemini Aspros]] to [[spoiler:Gemini Defteros]]. Slightly [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that [[spoiler:[[TheUnfavourite Defteros]]]] is introduced as a "demon", and, when younger, was believed to carry ill omen with him by the Sanctuary inhabitants, but it was actually [[spoiler:[[TheChosenOne his]] [[TheAce brother]]]] who turned out to be the evil one.
** This is a staple in Saint Seiya franchise , save for ''Manga/SaintSeiyaNextDimension'' as InUniverse, it is believed that each pair of Gemini Saint is born cursed, one is evil and one is good, and they will fight each other until the other dies. In ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega''Gemini Paradox is this to her sister Integra, [[TheFatalist who decided to accept her fate as the "evil" Gemini Saint.]] Integra in contrast flat-out [[ScrewDestiny defies that fate]] and claims if that is the fate the stars set up for them, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome she will destroy the stars itself.]]
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'',
** While [[IdenticalStranger not an actual twin]], Turles, from the third [[NonSerialMovie movie]] (''Anime/TheTreeOfMight''), looks and (in the original Japanese, where he was voiced by Creator/MasakoNozawa) sounds just like Goku. His goals are slightly more sophisticated versions of what Goku likes to do: enjoy fine foods and engage in battles. It's possible he was meant to represent what Goku would have grown up to be like had it not been for Grandpa Gohan.
** In the same vein, Majin Buu's two forms. The thin Buu, the one formed out of steam seems to act entirely evil, while the 'original' Fat Buu (aka Mr. Buu) often makes the 'good' choice, especially after the split. Though they don't look all that much alike until the reabsorption.
** [[GodJob Kami]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Great Demon King Piccolo]] aren't quite twins, either, but close enough--Kami split the (then evil) Piccolo out of himself so he could be a benevolent God over Earth, and they're genetically identical. Furthermore, you could compare [[GenieInABottle Shen Long]] to his [[JackassGenie Black Star counterpart]].
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Goku gets another [[IdenticalStranger evil doppelganger]] called Goku Black. In stark contrast to Goku, he is pure evil, being a sadistic mass-murderer who causes a second apocalypse in Future Trunks' BadFuture. Played with in that while his face and voice (he is also voiced by Creator/MasakoNozawa) are almost identical to Goku's, Black is otherwise completely different in every other way: his fighting style is refined and technical, compared to Goku's somewhat crude and mostly self-taught style; he's lean (though still clearly muscled) where Goku is burly; and he speaks with a clear, very formal speech pattern, where Goku has a heavy, uneducated "hick" accent. Even Beerus remarks when watching them fight that despite similar appearances, Black clearly ''feels'' different from Goku. [[spoiler:The reason is because Goku Black is the end result after [[TimeyWimeyBall one alternate version of]] the Supreme Kai [[BigBad Zamasu]] used the Super Dragon Balls to [[GrandTheftMe switch bodies with an alternate Goku]] and kill him]].
* In ''Manga/GirlsBravo'', only in the manga, Fukuyama has one [[spoiler: on the parallel dimension of Seiren]].
* Hana from ''PapillionHanaToCho'' is glamorous, popular, and the decided [[ParentalFavoritism favorite]] over her CountryMouse twin sister Ageha until Ageha discovered tiny bit of confidence after reuniting with an old (male) friend. Hana then steals said friend by using Ageha's weak stomach to get her out of the way with a little HiddenDepths sweettalk. Things get worse after Ageha gets over the guy, improves her relationship with her [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Mom]] and hooks up with another guy: [[spoiler: ''Hana disguises herself as Ageha'' while Ageha is sick and is so irritating that he breaks up with Ageha the next day he's a psych major and he couldn't tell Ageha was acting a bit off? C'mon, they're not Cylons!). Due to said guy being [[HotForStudent her school counselor]] and offlimits in the first place it's unlikely Ageha will ever know the real reason they broke up.]]
* Zeon from ''Manga/ZatchBell'', Evil Twin to the title character. Angry at not being able to have a DangerousForbiddenTechnique, which was given to his IdiotHero of a brother. Has a RedemptionEqualsDeath moment
* In ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'', Onsokumaru creates an evil duplicate when he attempts to use a Ninja Clone technique. Of course, Onsokumaru being Onsokumaru, the twin isn't really any worse than the original.
* Zero's evil twin Ichiru in ''Manga/VampireKnight''.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' tries to play Jellal up as Siegrain's evil(er) twin. The former reveals by the end of the arc he's introduced in, however, that [[spoiler:Siegrain was an illusion created to slip into the council and use their magic. They are actually one and the same. In truth he is actually inversion with Mystogan.]]
* Subverted in an episode of the second season of ''Anime/DuelMasters''... In a town populated entirely by sets of twins, it's suggested that one group is the evil twins... Until it's revealed that they're ''all'' evil.
* ''Manga/VampireGame'' plays around with this trope. In the kingdom of Razenia, twins are considered bad luck, and so when twins are born, one of them is chosen as "evil" and is abandoned. In this case, the "good" twin is the crown prince... and the "bad" twin turns out to be [[spoiler: Vord]], one of the nicest characters in the series.
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* Ranma from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' gets a mischievous copy of his female self from a MagicMirror, who is incapable of gender-bending and [[ScrewYourself happy to learn that Ranma is a guy]]. They almost manage to seal the copy in another magic mirror, but instead a ''second'' copy of Ranma is created, this one male. The two copies then hook up, which at least keeps them out of trouble.
* Arguably, Suboshi from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Amiboshi's HotBlooded younger twin brother.
* In ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'', the [[TheChessmaster head of Telomere]] is revealed to be one to [[spoiler:Princess Mina Tepes herself. The former looks like the latter, ''smells'' like the latter, and can [[VampireMonarch command those blood-bound]] ''[[OhCrap to]]'' the latter. Aside from personality, the only way to tell them apart is their SuperMode ([[BeautyEqualsGoodness one]] changes into a statuesque woman with bat wings and [[{{Stripperiffic}} rather revealing]] spiked armor, from what we have seen the other changes into... [[EldritchAbomination something else]]).]]
* In the recent manga adaptation to ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', we're introduced to the Shading Gundam, an ebon-colored Shining Gundam controlled by an AI. The plan was to have the Mobile Fighter defeat Domon and force him to become its "pilot" (he'd be stuck in it - the AI would do all the fighting) after he ended up nailing four draws in a row. Domon ended up defeating the unit by unleashing his SuperMode on it.
* In ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'', we have B, under the alias Rue Ryuzaki, playing this role to L. It's unlikely (though still possible) that B is ''actually'' L's twin, however.



* Knives in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', Cain in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', and Aion in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade''. Apparently, being a guy who's the hero's evil twin means being a genocidal psycho and having a brother complex the size of the Empire State Building. Knives, Cain and Aion are anime's unholy trinity of Evil Twins. The three of them are practically [[{{Expy}} expies]] of whomever came first. Roshel/Rociel in ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'' is very much like them too, with the difference that Alexiel is female and his non-identical twin. Also a partial subversion in that [[DarkIsNotEvil Rociel is a supreme angel and Alexiel, a fallen one]].
* Throughout ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', there are sinister flashes of another Syaoran floating in a tank of water in the villain's base, who seems to be "influencing" the Syaoran who is traveling with the good guys. In the manga, the truth is revealed. [[spoiler:The Syaoran in the tank is the "original" Syaoran, and the one traveling with them is really a [[TheHeartless heartless]] clone whose emotions were inspired by psychic connection. Upon the good Syaoran's release, our Evil Twin Syaoran succumbs to his programming.]]
* ''Manga/VampireGame'' plays around with this trope. In the kingdom of Razenia, twins are considered bad luck, and so when twins are born, one of them is chosen as "evil" and is abandoned. In this case, the "good" twin is the crown prince... and the "bad" twin turns out to be [[spoiler: Vord]], one of the nicest characters in the series.
* Zero's evil twin Ichiru in ''Manga/VampireKnight''.



* ''Manga/OnePiece'' introduces a an evil set of not twins, but ''fraternal quadruplets''. [[spoiler:Vinsmokes Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji, the older and younger brothers of Sanji of the Straw Hat Pirates, respectively, are ''nothing'' like him - while they do share his cool head, his [[HandsomeLech perverted tendencies]], and his [[HotBlooded temper]], they have none of his compassion and care for no one but themselves. As children, they viciously bullied Sanji for continuously displaying compassion and for being a weak waste of space, something that their [[AbusiveParents father]], [[BloodKnight Judge]], condoned. It's later revealed that all of the Vinsmoke quadruplets, including Sanji, were physically and psychologically altered by Judge in utero in an attempt to turn them into the perfect {{Super Soldier}}s, but their mother, Sora, secretly intervened by taking a drug that reversed gene-altering surgeries so she can protect their humanity. Only Sanji was successfully saved, while his brothers only have but a tiny shred of humanity left. They can't understand why Sanji continues to act kind to others, because they were programmed that way.]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' introduces a an evil set of Zeon from ''Manga/ZatchBell'', Evil Twin to the title character. Angry at not twins, but ''fraternal quadruplets''. [[spoiler:Vinsmokes Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji, the older and younger brothers of Sanji of the Straw Hat Pirates, respectively, are ''nothing'' like him - while they do share his cool head, his [[HandsomeLech perverted tendencies]], and his [[HotBlooded temper]], they have none of his compassion and care for no one but themselves. As children, they viciously bullied Sanji for continuously displaying compassion and for being a weak waste of space, something that their [[AbusiveParents father]], [[BloodKnight Judge]], condoned. It's later revealed that all of the Vinsmoke quadruplets, including Sanji, were physically and psychologically altered by Judge in utero in an attempt able to turn them into the perfect {{Super Soldier}}s, but their mother, Sora, secretly intervened by taking a drug that reversed gene-altering surgeries so she can protect their humanity. Only Sanji was successfully saved, while his brothers only have but a tiny shred DangerousForbiddenTechnique, which was given to his IdiotHero of humanity left. They can't understand why Sanji continues to act kind to others, because they were programmed that way.]]a brother. Has a RedemptionEqualsDeath moment
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