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19th Feb '17 2:01:24 AM Lloigor
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'', Matt Murdock pretended to be his own non-existent twin brother Mike Murdock to trick Karen and Foggy into believing that "Mike" was Daredevil, after they began suspecting Matt's double life. This was back in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comic|books}}s when even Daredevil wasn't a very realistic series.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'', Matt Murdock pretended to be his own non-existent twin brother Mike Murdock to trick Karen and Foggy into believing that "Mike" was Daredevil, after Daredevil when they began suspecting to suspect Matt's double life. This was back in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comic|books}}s when even Daredevil wasn't a very realistic series.
19th Feb '17 2:00:27 AM Lloigor
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'', Matt Murdock (Daredevil's secret identity) pretended to be his own non-existent twin brother Mike Murdock to trick his friends into believing that "Mike" was Daredevil, after they began suspecting his identity. This was back in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comic|books}}s when even Daredevil wasn't a very realistic series.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'', Matt Murdock (Daredevil's secret identity) pretended to be his own non-existent twin brother Mike Murdock to trick his friends Karen and Foggy into believing that "Mike" was Daredevil, after they began suspecting his identity.Matt's double life. This was back in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comic|books}}s when even Daredevil wasn't a very realistic series.
20th Jan '17 9:35:06 PM Quiddity99
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* In the ''Creator/ECComics'' story Split Personality (Vault of Horror #30) a man scams a pair of rich twins into each marrying him, telling them that he has a twin himself and that they need to manage holdings in another country such that one is always away. [[spoiler: When they eventually realize the truth, the twins split him in half with an axe so each can have him.]]
6th Jan '17 1:59:19 PM eroock
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** In [[Recap/ArrestedDevelopmentS2E5SadSack "Sad Sack"]], George Sr. poses as his twin brother Oscar in order to learn if Lucille was in fact in love with Oscar.

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** In [[Recap/ArrestedDevelopmentS2E5SadSack "Sad Sack"]], George Sr. poses as his twin brother Oscar in order to learn if his wife Lucille was in fact in love with Oscar.
6th Jan '17 1:58:50 PM eroock
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': As a prank, Maeby poses as her fictional twin sister Surely (yes, it's not spelled "Shirley"). Surely is depicted as rather sick with [=BS=] and a charity is set up for a cure.

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As a prank, Maeby poses as her fictional twin sister Surely (yes, it's not spelled "Shirley"). Surely is depicted as rather sick with [=BS=] and a charity is set up for a cure.
** In [[Recap/ArrestedDevelopmentS2E5SadSack "Sad Sack"]], George Sr. poses as his twin brother Oscar in order to learn if Lucille was in fact in love with Oscar.
19th Dec '16 12:45:48 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** The trope is ''vital'' in the novel [[spoiler: ''Elephants Can Remember'']] and its live action adaptation as a part of ''Series/{{Poirot}}'': [[spoiler: A lady named Dorothea/Dolly, who had been mentally unstable all her life ''and'' had been even more shattered after an horrible time in a mental hospital, snaps on her twin sister Margaret/Molly and fatally pushes her off a cliff. As Molly lies dying in her husband Alistair's arms, she makes him swear that not only he won't press charges against Dolly, but he will say that Dolly died while in reality helping her to pull this, so she can rebuild what's left of his life. Alistair complies... but later ''he'' snaps, [[MurderSuicide takes Dolly to the same cliff, shoots her dead and then commits suicide]].]]

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** The trope is ''vital'' in the novel [[spoiler: ''Elephants Can Remember'']] and its live action adaptation as a part of ''Series/{{Poirot}}'': [[spoiler: In this case, however, the twin ''exists''... or at least used to exist. A lady named Dorothea/Dolly, who had been mentally unstable all her life ''and'' had been was even more shattered after an horrible time in a mental hospital, snaps on her twin sister Margaret/Molly and fatally pushes her off a cliff. As Molly lies dying in her husband Alistair's arms, she makes him swear that not only he won't press charges against Dolly, but he will say that Dolly died while in reality helping her to pull this, so she can rebuild what's left of his life. Alistair complies... but later ''he'' snaps, [[MurderSuicide takes Dolly to the same cliff, shoots her dead and then commits suicide]].]]
15th Dec '16 4:49:43 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** The trope is ''vital'' in the novel [[spoiler: ''Elephants Can Remember'']] and its live action adaptation as a part of ''Series/{{Poirot}}'': [[spoiler: A lady named Dorothea/Dolly, who had been mentally unstable all her life ''and'' had been even more shattered after an horrible time in a mental hospital, on her twin sister Margaret/Molly and fatally pushes her off a cliff. As Molly lies dying in her husband Alistair's arms, she makes him swear that only he won't press charges against Dolly, but he will help that Dolly died while in reality helping her this, so she can rebuild what's left of his life. Alistair complies... but some time later ''he'' snaps, [[MurderSuicide takes Dolly to the same cliff, shoots her dead and then commits suicide]].]]

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** The trope is ''vital'' in the novel [[spoiler: ''Elephants Can Remember'']] and its live action adaptation as a part of ''Series/{{Poirot}}'': [[spoiler: A lady named Dorothea/Dolly, who had been mentally unstable all her life ''and'' had been even more shattered after an horrible time in a mental hospital, snaps on her twin sister Margaret/Molly and fatally pushes her off a cliff. As Molly lies dying in her husband Alistair's arms, she makes him swear that not only he won't press charges against Dolly, but he will help say that Dolly died while in reality helping her to pull this, so she can rebuild what's left of his life. Alistair complies... but some time later ''he'' snaps, [[MurderSuicide takes Dolly to the same cliff, shoots her dead and then commits suicide]].]]
15th Dec '16 4:48:19 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Literature/HerculePoirot creates an imaginary twin brother named "Achille" in ''The Big Four'' - a parody of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Mycroft Holmes]], in fact.

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* Literature/HerculePoirot Literature/HerculePoirot:
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creates an imaginary twin brother named "Achille" in ''The Big Four'' - a parody of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Mycroft Holmes]], in fact.fact.
** The trope is ''vital'' in the novel [[spoiler: ''Elephants Can Remember'']] and its live action adaptation as a part of ''Series/{{Poirot}}'': [[spoiler: A lady named Dorothea/Dolly, who had been mentally unstable all her life ''and'' had been even more shattered after an horrible time in a mental hospital, on her twin sister Margaret/Molly and fatally pushes her off a cliff. As Molly lies dying in her husband Alistair's arms, she makes him swear that only he won't press charges against Dolly, but he will help that Dolly died while in reality helping her this, so she can rebuild what's left of his life. Alistair complies... but some time later ''he'' snaps, [[MurderSuicide takes Dolly to the same cliff, shoots her dead and then commits suicide]].]]
11th Dec '16 6:03:04 PM ectostar
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25th Jul '16 4:38:31 AM Nepeta
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. [[spoiler:Stan]] did this twice in [[spoiler:life]], while having a real twin. They both worked.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. [[spoiler:Stan]] did this twice in [[spoiler:life]], [[spoiler:his]] life, while having a real twin. They both worked.
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