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17th Dec '17 10:20:46 AM MajinAkuma
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** 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]].

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** 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 Kaioshin-in-training [[BigBad Zamasu]] used the Super Dragon Balls to [[GrandTheftMe switch bodies with an alternate Goku]] and kill him]].
12th Dec '17 8:10:09 PM psionycx
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* In the ''Series/CrisisOnEarthX'' Arrowverse crossover the trope gets inverted. The Leonard Snart (Captain Cold) from Nazi-ruled Earth-X is an outright heroic resistance fighter who cares greatly for other people. His Earth-1 counterpart is somewhere between AntiVillain or AntiHero at the best of times.
10th Dec '17 5:03:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheTonightShow With Jay Leno'' in the 90's had Jay playing different characters such as Iron Jay and Beyondo. The character of his that fits right in this trope is Evil Jay who appears at every full moon. Years before that, Jay Leno satirized the entire 'evil twin' trope when a guest on Johnny Carson's ''Tonight Show''. Leno had a marked-up ''TV Guide'' and showed what seemed like a dozen 'evil twin' themed shows for that one week. There was one on ''Hawaii Five-O''. The bit wrapped with ''{{Dynasty}}'', which had Crystal replaced with her 'scheming lookalike', with Jay shouting, "Scheming lookalike? Scheming lookalike? It's an '''EVIL TWIN'''!". This trope is so endemic in television that perhaps we should be asking which shows never did it.

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* ''Series/TheTonightShow With Jay Leno'' in the 90's had Jay playing different characters such as Iron Jay and Beyondo. The character of his that fits right in this trope is Evil Jay who appears at every full moon. Years before that, Jay Leno satirized the entire 'evil twin' trope when a guest on Johnny Carson's ''Tonight Show''. Leno had a marked-up ''TV Guide'' and showed what seemed like a dozen 'evil twin' themed shows for that one week. There was one on ''Hawaii Five-O''. The bit wrapped with ''{{Dynasty}}'', ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'', which had Crystal replaced with her 'scheming lookalike', with Jay shouting, "Scheming lookalike? Scheming lookalike? It's an '''EVIL TWIN'''!". This trope is so endemic in television that perhaps we should be asking which shows never did it.
7th Dec '17 7:16:45 AM VicGeorge2011
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** Lex Luthor also had a Good Twin in the Pocket Universe, as revealed in ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlSaga''. Although this was more the case of being a version of Pre-Crisis Earth-1 Lex Luthor [[ForWantOfANail not meeting up with Superboy and thus not becoming a criminal in the process]].

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** Lex Luthor also had a Good Twin in the Pocket Universe, as revealed in ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlSaga''. Although this was more the case of him being a version of Pre-Crisis Earth-1 Lex Luthor [[ForWantOfANail not meeting up with Superboy and thus not becoming a criminal in the process]].
7th Dec '17 7:15:45 AM VicGeorge2011
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** Lex Luthor also had a Good Twin in the Pocket Universe, as revealed in ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlSaga''. Although this was more the case of being a version of Pre-Crisis Earth-1 Lex Luthor [[ForWantOfANail not meeting up with Superboy and thus not becoming a criminal in the process]].
19th Nov '17 1:13:10 AM scooter
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* A recurring version in ''Series/SevenDays'', although not a twin (not even related). Galina is a patient in a Minsk mental institution and is prone to violent outbursts. Russian government officials (presumably, with permission from the Belarus authorities) take her to a secret location and turn her into a look-alike for Olga, the resident HotScientist on the show. The goal is to infiltrate the [[TimeTravel Backstep]] project and steal the secret of the [[OurTimeMachineIsDifferent Sphere]] for the Russian version of the project. After Galina is [[SheCleansUpNicely cleaned up a bit]], she becomes a dead ringer for Olga, although their personalities are ''very'' different, and people notice "Olga" acting strangely. Namely, Parker who spends many episodes unsuccessfully trying to get Olga into bed suddenly finds her trying to jump him.

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* A recurring version in ''Series/SevenDays'', although not a twin (not even related). Galina is a patient in a Minsk mental institution and is prone to violent outbursts. Russian government officials (presumably, with permission from the Belarus authorities) take her to a secret location and turn her into a look-alike for Olga, the resident HotScientist on the show. The goal is to infiltrate the [[TimeTravel Backstep]] project and steal the secret of the [[OurTimeMachineIsDifferent Sphere]] for the Russian version of the project. After Galina is [[SheCleansUpNicely cleaned up a bit]], she becomes a dead ringer for Olga, although their personalities are ''very'' different, and people notice "Olga" acting strangely. Namely, Parker Namely Parker, who spends many episodes unsuccessfully trying to get Olga into bed suddenly finds her trying to jump him.him.
** A more conventional version was also done in this series. In a season 1 two-parter, Parker is accidentally duplicated by the Sphere during a Backstep hurriedly undertaken during an [[BetaTest incomplete tech upgrade]]. At first it seems as though they're going to clash with each other because they're both the same alpha-male personality (as with the duplication of Crichton on ''Series/{{Farscape}}''), [[spoiler: but it quickly develops that the duplicate Parker is an ultranationalist sociopathic asshat for some reason]].
12th Nov '17 8:36:19 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* The Wrestling/HulkHogan-Wrestling/AndreTheGiant match on ''The Main Event'' in early 1988 was supposed to have set up an "evil twin" storyline involving referees (and real-life twin brothers) Dave and Earl Hebner. [[note]]Dave had been assigned to the match, but unknown to Hogan, Wrestling/{{Ted DiBiase}} had paid an unknown man to have plastic surgery to look like Dave and eventually count Hogan's shoulders to the mat when Andre tried to pin him. In the match's aftermath, Dave � who had been detained backstage � ran out and confronted his lookalike (Earl, who was as of yet unidentified), after which the fake attacked Dave.[[/note]] The WWF built heat for Earl through a {{Kayfabe}} "investigative report" in ''WWF Magazine'', made Earl out to be the Cain to Dave's Abel, citing such examples as cheating in school and mistreating his brother's girlfriend, all while posing as Dave. However, when Dave became legitimately injured in the aftermath of the Hogan-Andre ''Main Event'' match, the "evil twin" storyline was dropped and Earl "came clean."

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* The Wrestling/HulkHogan-Wrestling/AndreTheGiant match on ''The Main Event'' in early 1988 was supposed to have set up an "evil twin" storyline involving referees (and real-life twin brothers) Dave and Earl Hebner. [[note]]Dave had been assigned to the match, but unknown to Hogan, Wrestling/{{Ted DiBiase}} had paid an unknown man to have plastic surgery to look like Dave and eventually count Hogan's shoulders to the mat when Andre tried to pin him. In the match's aftermath, Dave � - who had been detained backstage � backstage ran out and confronted his lookalike (Earl, who was as of yet unidentified), after which the fake attacked Dave.[[/note]] The WWF built heat for Earl through a {{Kayfabe}} "investigative report" in ''WWF Magazine'', made Earl out to be the Cain to Dave's Abel, citing such examples as cheating in school and mistreating his brother's girlfriend, all while posing as Dave. However, when Dave became legitimately injured in the aftermath of the Hogan-Andre ''Main Event'' match, the "evil twin" storyline was dropped and Earl "came clean."
3rd Nov '17 7:15:12 PM Sammettik
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A SisterTrope to EvilCounterpart (evil AlternateUniverse persona), EvilKnockoff (intentionally created evil duplicate), and CriminalDoppelganger (evil IdenticalStranger).

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A SisterTrope to EvilCounterpart (evil AlternateUniverse persona), version of character with no explicit relation), EvilKnockoff (intentionally created evil duplicate), and CriminalDoppelganger (evil IdenticalStranger).
28th Oct '17 5:22:29 AM MagBas
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* Arguably, Suboshi from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Amiboshi's HotBlooded younger twin brother. Also, their society believed that ''both'' halves of a set of twin boys were evil, and so they were treated with disdain by most of their society. (And the only people that ''didn't'' buy into that nonsense, namely their parents, died.) This led to their being manipulated into accepting their roles as Seiryuu Seishi.

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* Arguably, Suboshi from * In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Suboshi and Amiboshi's HotBlooded younger twin brother. Also, their society believed that ''both'' halves of a set of twin boys were evil, and so they were treated with disdain by most of their society. (And the only people that ''didn't'' buy into that nonsense, namely their parents, died.) This led to their being manipulated into accepting their roles as Seiryuu Seishi.
27th Oct '17 4:23:23 PM angie710
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* Arguably, Suboshi from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Amiboshi's HotBlooded younger twin brother.

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* Arguably, Suboshi from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Amiboshi's HotBlooded younger twin brother. Also, their society believed that ''both'' halves of a set of twin boys were evil, and so they were treated with disdain by most of their society. (And the only people that ''didn't'' buy into that nonsense, namely their parents, died.) This led to their being manipulated into accepting their roles as Seiryuu Seishi.
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