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9th Sep '16 5:15:37 PM Katsuhagi
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It's common--especially in drawn or animated media, where the creator has complete control over the appearance of the characters--to use brother-sister twins as being each other's DistaffCounterpart and SpearCounterpart. They often display identical twin tropes, such as TwinTelepathy or {{Synchronization}}- ''especially if they are CreepyTwins.'' It's a way to make sure that twins, even if they're not identical, [[CastSpeciation are immediately identifiable as such]] if it's relevant to their characters, and there are no other visual cues to show that siblings are fraternal-twins instead of just regular brothers and sisters. If the two siblings drift apart at any point during the story, a TwinDesynch is likely, and often occurs at puberty when the secondary sexual characteristics start becoming more apparent... They are also rather more prone to {{Twincest}} than other kinds of twins.

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It's common--especially in drawn or animated media, where the creator has complete control over the appearance of the characters--to use brother-sister twins as being each other's DistaffCounterpart and SpearCounterpart. They often display identical twin tropes, such as TwinTelepathy or {{Synchronization}}- ''especially if they are CreepyTwins.'' It's a way to make sure that twins, even if they're not identical, [[CastSpeciation are immediately identifiable as such]] if it's relevant to their characters, and there are no other visual cues to show that siblings are fraternal-twins instead of just regular brothers and sisters. If the two siblings drift apart at any point during the story, a TwinDesynch is likely, and often occurs at puberty when the secondary sexual characteristics start becoming more apparent... apparent. They are also rather portrayed as more prone to {{Twincest}} than other kinds of twins.
7th Sep '16 5:04:59 AM BilgeRat
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* Alphinaud and Alisaie from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' are this in terms of looks, but their personalities are so different that Alphinaud serves as a major character throughout the game whilst Alisaie leaves soon after her introduction and is rarely mentioned again.
5th Sep '16 10:42:18 AM LadyNorbert
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** Lazarus also bought a pair of slaves he bough to free that had been produced by careful genetic engineering that ensured that while they were brother and sister had no genetic relationship (having been created from perfectly complimentary gametes, each bearing different halves of each parent's genes). They were sold as a novelty, with complete documentation included in the package. Since they know they're full siblings, they had to be taught why it wouldn't be a good idea for their children to produce children with each other.

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** Lazarus also bought a pair of slaves he bough to free that who had been produced by careful genetic engineering. Said engineering that ensured that that, while they were brother and sister sister, they had no genetic relationship (having been created from perfectly complimentary gametes, each bearing different halves of each parent's genes). They were sold as a novelty, with complete documentation included in the package. Since they know they're full siblings, they had to be taught why it wouldn't be a good idea for their children to produce children with each other.
5th Sep '16 10:32:54 AM LadyNorbert
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* ''Manga/{{Vassalord}}'' has two sets of these: Rayflo and Rayfell are actual HalfIdenticalTwins while Charley and Cheryl are unrelated (as far as we know) but look uncannily similar.
* Tatara and Sarasa in ''Manga/{{Basara}}'': when Sarasa decides to impersonate her twin brother, she just cuts her hair and almost everybody believe she is Tatara--even Tatara's fiancée. However, it may be because people deeply want to believe it.

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* ''Manga/{{Vassalord}}'' has two sets of these: Rayflo and Rayfell are actual HalfIdenticalTwins HalfIdenticalTwins, while Charley and Cheryl are unrelated (as far as we know) but look uncannily similar.
* Tatara and Sarasa in ''Manga/{{Basara}}'': when Sarasa decides to impersonate her twin brother, she just cuts her hair and almost everybody believe believes she is Tatara--even Tatara -- even Tatara's fiancée. However, it may be because people deeply want to believe it.



* In ''Webcomic/WelcomeToRoom305'' there was a rumor around his campus that Yoongsung was a crossdresser. Who they really were seeing was his twin sister, Yoona. Yoona's hair color is lighter but otherwise they look very similar.

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* In ''Webcomic/WelcomeToRoom305'' there was a rumor around his campus that Yoongsung was a crossdresser. Who they They really were seeing was his twin sister, Yoona. Yoona's hair color is lighter but otherwise they look very similar.



* John and Dawn in ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsMovieIIANewGeneration'' are indistinguishable apart from Dawn's pigtails.



* ButchLesbian "Walter" from German series ''HinterGitternDerFrauenknast'' ("''Behind Bars - the Women's Prison''") has a twin brother who's apparently indistinguishable from her without his beard. Which they used in one episode to change roles, allowing her to escape and him to get closer to several female prisoners.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' averts this by giving Sheldon a Fraternal twin sister, Missy, whose face does not resemble his. Sheldon explains the scientific errors behind this trope in his typical SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. [[CasanovaWannabe Howard]] replies to this, "Hallelujah!" (Missy is rather attractive.)

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* ButchLesbian "Walter" from German series ''HinterGitternDerFrauenknast'' ("''Behind Bars - the Women's Prison''") has a twin brother who's apparently indistinguishable from her without his beard. Which they used They use this in one episode to change roles, allowing her to escape and him to get closer to several female prisoners.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' averts this by giving Sheldon a Fraternal fraternal twin sister, Missy, whose face does not resemble his. Sheldon explains the scientific errors behind this trope in his typical SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. [[CasanovaWannabe Howard]] replies to this, replies, "Hallelujah!" (Missy is rather attractive.)



* In the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' videogame ''The Third Phantom'', we have the main protagonists Matsuri and Fujimaru Kudo, both have similar hair and eye colors and both are noted to have similarly enormous talent and spiritual pressure.

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* In the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' videogame video game ''The Third Phantom'', we have the main protagonists Matsuri and Fujimaru Kudo, both have similar hair and eye colors and both are noted to have similarly enormous talent and spiritual pressure.


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* Prince Alaric and Princess Alana, in ''VideoGame/CuteKnightKingdom''. [[spoiler:They're so identical that for a long time, they get away with pretending to be a single individual called Al. The observant player, however, will note that their eyes are different colors.]]
28th Aug '16 3:26:49 AM sabrina_diamond
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A set of twins who look and act for all the world like they're identical, except for the ''miiinor'' detail that [[FraternalTwin one's male and the other's female]].

It's common--especially in drawn or animated media, where the creator has complete control over the appearance of the characters--to use brother-sister twins as each other's DistaffCounterpart and SpearCounterpart. They often display identical twin tropes, such as TwinTelepathy or {{Synchronization}}, especially if they are CreepyTwins. It's a way to make sure that twins, even if they're not identical, [[CastSpeciation are immediately identifiable as such]] if it's relevant to their characters, and there are no other visual cues to show that siblings are fraternal twins instead of just regular brothers and sisters. If the two drift apart at some point during the story a TwinDesynch is likely, and often occurs at puberty when the secondary sexual characteristics start becoming more apparent. They are also rather more prone to {{Twincest}} than other kinds of twins.

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A set of twins who look and act for all the world like they're identical, except for the ''miiinor'' detail that [[FraternalTwin one's male and the other's female]].

female.

It's common--especially in drawn or animated media, where the creator has complete control over the appearance of the characters--to use brother-sister twins as being each other's DistaffCounterpart and SpearCounterpart. They often display identical twin tropes, such as TwinTelepathy or {{Synchronization}}, especially {{Synchronization}}- ''especially if they are CreepyTwins. CreepyTwins.'' It's a way to make sure that twins, even if they're not identical, [[CastSpeciation are immediately identifiable as such]] if it's relevant to their characters, and there are no other visual cues to show that siblings are fraternal twins fraternal-twins instead of just regular brothers and sisters. If the two siblings drift apart at some any point during the story story, a TwinDesynch is likely, and often occurs at puberty when the secondary sexual characteristics start becoming more apparent.apparent... They are also rather more prone to {{Twincest}} than other kinds of twins.



* Averted in Lev AC Rosen’s ''Literature/AllMenOfGenius'': Based on Creator/WilliamShakespeare’s Theatre/TwelfthNight, Violet does disguise herself as her twin brother Ashton, but only to people that don’t know them. People have no problem telling Violet/“Ashton” and Ashton/“Ashton’s cousin Ashton” apart.

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* Averted in Lev AC Rosen’s ''Literature/AllMenOfGenius'': Based on Creator/WilliamShakespeare’s Theatre/TwelfthNight, Violet does disguise herself as her twin brother Ashton, but only to people that don’t know them. People have no problem telling Violet/“Ashton” Violet/“Ashton” and Ashton/“Ashton’s cousin Ashton” apart.
28th Aug '16 3:24:29 AM sabrina_diamond
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A set of twins who look and act for all the world like they're identical, except for the ''miiinor'' detail that one's male and the other's female.

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A set of twins who look and act for all the world like they're identical, except for the ''miiinor'' detail that [[FraternalTwin one's male and the other's female.
female]].
10th Aug '16 9:54:01 PM mayanightstar
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* Averted in ''Webcomic/OperationReboot'' with Shae and Zane, who are clearly fraternal twins.
2nd Jun '16 9:28:32 AM nmn3r3
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*** In a similar vein, the male and female Avatars of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Fates]] are sometimes made into twins in some works where they both exist at the same time, like ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. To prevent confusion, one of them, usually Female Robin and Female Corrin, is given their Japanese name (Reflet and Kamui, respectively).
31st May '16 6:30:23 AM Doug86
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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. Switzerland and Liechtenstein look almost exactly alike save for their height and eyes, but they're actually adopted siblings who met each other right after WorldWarOne, when they were the nation-tan equivalent of older teenagers. It's safe to assume they are at least distantly related since they both represent Germanic nations, but it's not specified ''what'' they are to each other in this sense.

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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. Switzerland and Liechtenstein look almost exactly alike save for their height and eyes, but they're actually adopted siblings who met each other right after WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, when they were the nation-tan equivalent of older teenagers. It's safe to assume they are at least distantly related since they both represent Germanic nations, but it's not specified ''what'' they are to each other in this sense.
21st Apr '16 4:50:18 PM Eievie
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It's common--especially in drawn or animated media, where the creator has complete control over the appearance of the characters--to use brother-sister twins as each other's DistaffCounterpart and SpearCounterpart. They often display identical twin tropes, such as TwinTelepathy or {{Synchronization}}, especially if they are CreepyTwins. It's a way to make sure that twins, even if they're not identical, [[CastSpeciation are immediately identifiable as such]] if it's relevant to their characters, and there are no other visual cues to show that siblings are fraternal twins instead of just regular brothers and sisters. If the two drift apart at some point during the story a TwinDesynch is likely, and often occurs at puberty when the secondary sexual characteristics start becoming more apparent.

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It's common--especially in drawn or animated media, where the creator has complete control over the appearance of the characters--to use brother-sister twins as each other's DistaffCounterpart and SpearCounterpart. They often display identical twin tropes, such as TwinTelepathy or {{Synchronization}}, especially if they are CreepyTwins. It's a way to make sure that twins, even if they're not identical, [[CastSpeciation are immediately identifiable as such]] if it's relevant to their characters, and there are no other visual cues to show that siblings are fraternal twins instead of just regular brothers and sisters. If the two drift apart at some point during the story a TwinDesynch is likely, and often occurs at puberty when the secondary sexual characteristics start becoming more apparent.
apparent. They are also rather more prone to {{Twincest}} than other kinds of twins.
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