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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.
21st Apr '16 4:44:45 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.

In RealLife this would just fall under StrongFamilyResemblance, and isn't all that common - any set of fraternal twins, opposite gender or otherwise, won't be any more likely to resemble each other than siblings born years apart. Unless, of course, one identical twin is [[{{Transsexual}} transgender]] and the other isn't.

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It's common, especially common--especially in drawn or animated media media, where the creator has complete control over the appearance of the characters, to 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.

In RealLife this would just fall under StrongFamilyResemblance, and isn't all that common - any common--any set of fraternal twins, opposite gender or otherwise, won't be any more likely to resemble each other than siblings born years apart.normal siblings. Unless, of course, one identical twin is [[{{Transsexual}} transgender]] and the other isn't.



* 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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* 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--even Tatara's fiancée. However, it may be because people deeply want to believe it.
5th Apr '16 8:15:16 PM katrinahood
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* ''In WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'', the only differences between Jason and Michelle are their outfits and Michelle's pigtails. As shown on this page's quote, Fidgel [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how alike they look.

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* ''In WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'', In ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'', the only differences between Jason and Michelle are their outfits and Michelle's pigtails. As shown on this page's quote, Fidgel [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how alike they look.
27th Mar '16 5:44:04 PM Pichu-kun
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* Yukino and Kanade from ''Anime/CandyBoy''. Well.. they look similar if you ignore their hair colors.

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* Yukino and Kanade from ''Anime/CandyBoy''. Well.. they They're fraternal twin sisters but look similar if you ignore besides their hair colors.hair.



* Pictured above, Music/{{Vocaloid}}'s Rin and Len Kagamine are most often portrayed this way (they're colloquially referred to in the fanbase as "the twins"). Officially, they look similar (same eye color, same hair color, same height), have the same surname, and are opposite genders, but whether they're twins, mirror images, or something else entirely has been intentionally left to anyone's interpretation by WordOfGod. This ends up functional in that individual creators producing work with them are left free to make them twins, lovers, [[BrotherSisterIncest bo]][[{{Twincest}} th]], [[GenderBender different versions of the same person]], complete strangers, or whatever is necessary for the individual work.
** In fact, most works that ''do'' portray them as twins don't necessitate in-story that their faces look exactly alike (with one of the famous exceptions being their incarnations as Riliane and Allen in the ''Franchise/EvilliousChronicles'' saga).

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* Pictured above, Music/{{Vocaloid}}'s Rin and Len Kagamine are most often portrayed this way (they're colloquially referred to in the fanbase as "the twins"). Officially, they look similar (same eye color, same hair color, same height), have the same surname, and are opposite genders, but whether they're twins, mirror images, or something else entirely has been intentionally left to anyone's interpretation by WordOfGod. This ends up functional in that individual creators producing work with them are left free to make them twins, lovers, [[BrotherSisterIncest bo]][[{{Twincest}} th]], [[GenderBender different versions of the same person]], complete strangers, or whatever is necessary for the individual work.
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work. In fact, most works that ''do'' portray them as twins don't necessitate in-story that their faces look exactly alike (with one of the famous exceptions being their incarnations as Riliane and Allen in the ''Franchise/EvilliousChronicles'' saga).



* Isabelle and Digby from the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series. In ''Happy Home Designer'', Digby insists on being called a twin brother, not a little brother.

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* Isabelle and Digby from the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series.series look similar besides fur color and clothing. In ''Happy Home Designer'', Digby insists on being called a twin brother, not a little brother.



* Ember and [[AmbiguousGender their]] sister Ariel in ''{{Webcomic/Blindsprings}}'', with the variation of Ember being non-binary in gender identity, but biologically male. The only real visual difference is Ariel having longer hair.

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* Ember and [[AmbiguousGender their]] their sister Ariel in ''{{Webcomic/Blindsprings}}'', with the variation of Ember being non-binary in gender identity, but biologically male. The only real visual difference is Ariel having longer hair.



* Desna and Eska, Avatar Korra's fraternal twin cousins, are described by ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' writers as "androgynous, creepy twins."
** PlayedForLaughs when Bolin calls them both "pretty ladies" [[UnsettlingGenderReveal before Korra tells him Desna is a guy]]. (He then has to ask which one Desna is.)

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* Desna and Eska, Avatar Korra's fraternal twin cousins, are described by ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' writers as "androgynous, creepy twins."
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" PlayedForLaughs when Bolin calls them both "pretty ladies" [[UnsettlingGenderReveal before Korra tells him Desna is a guy]]. (He then has to ask which one Desna is.)
19th Mar '16 12:08:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''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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* ''TheBigBangTheory'' ''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.)
11th Mar '16 8:34:10 PM Simpson17866
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* In DoctorWho fanfic ''{{FanFic/Gemini}},'' the last two surviving Time Lord test subjects of the military research facility are a genetically identical man "TL-13-Alpha" and woman "TL-13-Beta"
10th Mar '16 10:41:10 AM sparrowspera2
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* Vex and Vax on ''WebVideo/CriticalRole''. Their official art depicts them with very similar features. The twins are also separated in Episode 20, and when another character asks Vax what his sister Vex looks like, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny he points at his own face]].
20th Feb '16 4:36:28 PM Peteman
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* {{Downplayed}} on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls:'' [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] and [[CloudCuckooLander Mabel]] are pretty much identical in terms of face and body type, but their resemblance is harder to notice because of their different outfits, hair styles and [[DifferentAsNightAndDay personalities]]. Also, Mabel has braces while Dipper has a (rarely seen) birthmark on his forehead.
20th Feb '16 12:46:56 PM JeremySkunk
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* [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower She-Ra]] and [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]]. Both have super-special-sword powers, and blond hair, and extensive muscling in super-form. Though to be fair, it's hard to mistake Adam for Adora, or the other way 'round.
18th Feb '16 6:51:49 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 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.

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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.
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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