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* In ''Manga/SamuraiHighSchool'', Tsukiko and Kou don't look similar at all, but nobody in school ever notices when they swap places, they probably count.
* Sumeragi Subaru and his sister Hokuto from the anime and manga ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' and ''Manga/{{X1999}}''. By the time Subaru is an adult he looks noticeably different from Hokuto with a longer face while she looks the same, since [[spoiler:at this point she's appearing as a spirit and hasn't visibly aged, having died at 16 in the climax of ''Tokyo Babylon'']].

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* In ''Manga/SamuraiHighSchool'', Tsukiko Sora and Kou don't Nami Aoi from ''Aki Sora''.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. Switzerland and Liechtenstein
look similar at all, almost exactly alike save for their height and eyes, but nobody in school ever notices they're actually adopted siblings who met each other right after UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, when they swap places, were the nation-tan equivalent of older teenagers. It's safe to assume they probably count.
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.
* Sumeragi Subaru Aya and Aki Mikage from ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'', who are not only Half Identical Twins, they are also {{Reincarnation}}s of ancestors of theirs, a husband and wife, adding a touch of {{Twincest}}.
* Hideyoshi and Yuuko in ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''. Hideyoshi is [[DudeLooksLikeALady so feminine]] that without even crossdressing, he's mistaken for his own sister.
* Tatara and Sarasa in ''Manga/{{Basara}}'': when Sarasa decides to impersonate her twin brother, she just cuts her hair and almost everybody believes she is Tatara -- even Tatara's fiancée. However, it may be because people deeply want to believe it.
* In ''Manga/{{Bizenghast}}'', Edaniel
and his sister Hokuto from the anime Elala look very similar, as to a small degree Edrear and manga ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' and ''Manga/{{X1999}}''. By the time Subaru is an adult he looks noticeably Eniri, despite their different skin tones.(they were made from Hokuto with a longer face while she looks the same, since [[spoiler:at this point she's appearing as a spirit bits and hasn't visibly aged, having died at 16 in the climax pieces of ''Tokyo Babylon'']].leftover souls so they don't entirely resemble each other).



* Kozue and Miki in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', though their hair colors are different shades of blue. TheMovie uses a cameo that simplifies the twinness by making their hair the same shade of blue.
* Johan and Anna/Nina from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', [[spoiler:who were dressed identically when children and were almost indistinguishable. It remains when they grow up, to the point that Johan [[CreepyCrossdresser disguises himself as a woman to hide]], and when Nina arrives to the same town she's confused for her brother's female identity]].
* Aya and Aki Mikage from ''[[Manga/AyashiNoCeres Ceres, Celestial Legend]]'', who are not only Half Identical Twins, they are also {{Reincarnation}}s of ancestors of theirs, a husband and wife, adding a touch of {{Twincest}}.
* In ''Manga/ShugoChara'', Nadeshiko's identical twin brother Nagihiko shows up when Amu visits her house. [[spoiler:Immediately subverted in the exact same chapter, where it's revealed after she leaves that [[WholesomeCrossdresser they're the exact same person]].]]
* Yuki and Jun Kanzato from ''Anime/PersonaTrinitySoul'' would fit this trope to the letter if [[spoiler:Yuki's soul wasn't in Jun's body after her death.]] Jun also manages to keep [[spoiler:a transplanted piece of his sister's brain in his head without any need for anti-rejection medications.]]
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', the twins Lua and Luka look so similar that at one point Lua successfully disguises himself as his sister by [[DisguisedInDrag wearing her clothes]] and changing his hairstyle. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments He otherwise makes very little effort to pass himself off as Luka.]]
* In the Italian dub of ''Manga/SailorMoon Stars'' the {{gender bend|er}}ing Sailor Starlights were turned [[ShesAManInJapan into this]], making them separate characters to the Three Lights due to the complaints from MoralGuardians.
* Terriermon and Lopmon in the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise. In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', they aren't related (Lopmon's a {{Heel Face Turn}}ed Deva who's introduced right before things heat up), but they still manage to get an accidental TwinSwitch in the second movie. The part about them being of opposite gender technically only applies in the English dub, as Lopmon is male in the Japanese version, though the entire biological part is technically moot to begin with as Digimon are canonically of NoBiologicalSex.
* Mariya (a CreepyCrossdresser) and Shizu (a SweetPollyOliver) in ''Manga/MariaHolic'' resemble each other exactly except for gender. Which is probably part of why they can crossdress so easily.
* Kurt and Chloe Klik from ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'', complete with TwinTelepathy.
* Suou and Shion from the second season of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. Explained by the fact that [[spoiler:Suou is actually a copy that Shion made of himself, but because the copies he makes with his power always have one major difference from the original, Suou turned out female]]. Except it's not justified because [[spoiler: even though the current Suou is a copy of Shion the original is still shown to be a half identical twin in the flashbacks she appears in. The fact that the current Suou looks like her younger self despite being a copy of her brother is evident of this]].
** MindScrew in any case.

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* Kozue and Miki Lampshaded in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', though their hair colors are different shades of blue. TheMovie uses a cameo that simplifies the twinness by making their hair the same shade of blue.
* Johan and Anna/Nina from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', [[spoiler:who were dressed identically when children and were almost indistinguishable. It remains when they grow up, to the point that Johan [[CreepyCrossdresser disguises himself as a woman to hide]], and when Nina arrives to the same town she's confused
''BokuNiNattaWatashi'': "Is it even possible for her brother's female identity]].
* Aya and Aki Mikage from ''[[Manga/AyashiNoCeres Ceres, Celestial Legend]]'', who are not only Half Identical Twins, they are also {{Reincarnation}}s of ancestors of theirs, a husband and wife, adding a touch of {{Twincest}}.
* In ''Manga/ShugoChara'', Nadeshiko's identical twin brother Nagihiko shows up when Amu visits her house. [[spoiler:Immediately subverted in the exact same chapter, where it's revealed after she leaves that [[WholesomeCrossdresser they're the exact same person]].]]
* Yuki and Jun Kanzato from ''Anime/PersonaTrinitySoul'' would fit this trope to the letter if [[spoiler:Yuki's soul wasn't in Jun's body after her death.]] Jun also manages to keep [[spoiler:a transplanted piece of his sister's brain in his head without any need for anti-rejection medications.]]
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', the
fraternal twins Lua and Luka look so similar that at one point Lua successfully disguises himself as his sister by [[DisguisedInDrag wearing her clothes]] and changing his hairstyle. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments He otherwise makes very little effort to pass himself off as Luka.]]
* In the Italian dub of ''Manga/SailorMoon Stars'' the {{gender bend|er}}ing Sailor Starlights were turned [[ShesAManInJapan into this]], making them separate characters to the Three Lights due to the complaints from MoralGuardians.
* Terriermon and Lopmon in the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise. In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', they aren't related (Lopmon's a {{Heel Face Turn}}ed Deva who's introduced right before things heat up), but they still manage to get an accidental TwinSwitch in the second movie. The part about them being of opposite gender technically only applies in the English dub, as Lopmon is male in the Japanese version, though the entire biological part is technically moot to begin with as Digimon are canonically of NoBiologicalSex.
* Mariya (a CreepyCrossdresser) and Shizu (a SweetPollyOliver) in ''Manga/MariaHolic'' resemble each other exactly except for gender. Which is probably part of why they can crossdress so easily.
* Kurt and Chloe Klik from ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'', complete with TwinTelepathy.
* Suou and Shion from the second season of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. Explained by the fact that [[spoiler:Suou is actually a copy that Shion made of himself, but because the copies he makes with his power always have one major difference from the original, Suou turned out female]]. Except it's not justified because [[spoiler: even though the current Suou is a copy of Shion the original is still shown
to be a half identical twin in the flashbacks she appears in. completely identical?"
*
The fact that the current Suou looks like her younger self despite being a copy of her brother is evident of this]].
** MindScrew in any case.
Hayasaka Twins from ''Manga/BusouRenkin''. May also count under {{Twincest}}...



* Thunder and Fire from ''Manga/SoulEater'' were revealed to be this in the manga, when a powerup temporarily changed them into adults (Thunder is female, Fire is male).
* Hideyoshi and Yuuko in ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''. Hideyoshi is [[DudeLooksLikeALady so feminine]] that without even crossdressing, he's mistaken for his own sister.
* Daisy and Violetta, children in ''Manga/PrincessKnight'' and its sequel, ''Twin Knight.'' Not only do they have the same beauty spot on their left hands, but Violetta has to, like her nearly-homonym Viola from ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'', impersonate her brother. And it works.
* The Hayasaka Twins from ''Manga/BusouRenkin''. May also count under {{Twincest}}...
* Sora and Nami Aoi from ''AkiSora''.
* Hiori and Lily from ''Manga/PhantomThiefPokemon7'' look a lot alike, but they're opposite gender twins.
* Sora and Haruka from ''VisualNovel/YosugaNoSora''. That they both have unisex names doesn't help.
* Lampshaded in ''BokuNiNattaWatashi'': "Is it even possible for fraternal twins to be completely identical?"
* In ''Manga/{{Bizenghast}}'', Edaniel and his sister Elala look very similar, as to a small degree Edrear and Eniri, despite their different skin tones.(they were made from bits and pieces of leftover souls so they don't entirely resemble each other)
* Atelier Lana's ''StarTrekker'' is about the adventures of Captain Aya Nakajima, with her First Officer and identical twin Brother Commander Homare Nakajima. From the explanation given in the manga:
-->''These two each received half of their parents' genes and are identical twins thanks to biochemical composition.''

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* Thunder In ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'', there's Misaki and Fire Haruka, which look similar enough despite obviously fraternal twins such that Haruka often wears PurelyAestheticGlasses as IdenticalTwinIDTag. Averted by Shuu and Kanade; viewers often forget they actually are twins.
* Suou and Shion
from ''Manga/SoulEater'' were revealed the second season of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. Explained by the fact that [[spoiler:Suou is actually a copy that Shion made of himself, but because the copies he makes with his power always have one major difference from the original, Suou turned out female]]. Except it's not justified because [[spoiler:even though the current Suou is a copy of Shion the original is still shown to be this a half identical twin in the manga, when a powerup temporarily changed them into adults (Thunder is female, Fire is male).
* Hideyoshi and Yuuko in ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''. Hideyoshi is [[DudeLooksLikeALady so feminine]]
flashbacks she appears in. The fact that without even crossdressing, he's mistaken for his own sister.
* Daisy and Violetta, children in ''Manga/PrincessKnight'' and its sequel, ''Twin Knight.'' Not only do they have
the same beauty spot on their left hands, but Violetta has to, current Suou looks like her nearly-homonym Viola from ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'', impersonate younger self despite being a copy of her brother. And it works.
brother is evident of this]].
** MindScrew in any case.
* The Hayasaka Twins from ''Manga/BusouRenkin''. May also count Subverted: In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' there's a pair of twins who look rather different, but have almost identical genes, to the point where [[spoiler:the female twin's suicide is blamed on her brother/fiancé (she'd only just found out that they were related, and he didn't find out until after she was dead) because of skin that is stuck under {{Twincest}}...
* Sora
a false nail, and Nami Aoi from ''AkiSora''.
* Hiori and Lily from ''Manga/PhantomThiefPokemon7''
he has to be bailed out by Conan-as-Kogoro]]. It's explained as the girl [[spoiler:having been born with Turner Syndrome, where she was born with only one X chromosome]]. Presumably, this explains why they look so different.
* Terriermon and Lopmon in the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise. In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', they aren't related (Lopmon's
a lot alike, {{Heel Face Turn}}ed Deva who's introduced right before things heat up), but they're they still manage to get an accidental TwinSwitch in the second movie. The part about them being of opposite gender twins.
* Sora and Haruka from ''VisualNovel/YosugaNoSora''. That they both have unisex names doesn't help.
* Lampshaded in ''BokuNiNattaWatashi'': "Is it even possible for fraternal twins to be completely identical?"
* In ''Manga/{{Bizenghast}}'', Edaniel and his sister Elala look very similar, as to a small degree Edrear and Eniri, despite their different skin tones.(they were made from bits and pieces of leftover souls so they don't entirely resemble each other)
* Atelier Lana's ''StarTrekker'' is about the adventures of Captain Aya Nakajima, with her First Officer and identical twin Brother Commander Homare Nakajima. From the explanation given
technically only applies in the manga:
-->''These two each received half of their parents' genes and
English dub, as Lopmon is male in the Japanese version, though the entire biological part is technically moot to begin with as Digimon are identical twins thanks to biochemical composition.''canonically of NoBiologicalSex.



* ''Manga/{{Vassalord}}'' has two sets of these: Rayflo and Rayfell are actual Half-Identical Twins, 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 believes she is Tatara -- even Tatara's fiancée. However, it may be because people deeply want to believe it.
* [[spoiler:Kanba and Masako]] in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''. It eventually gets lampshaded when [[spoiler: Sanetoshi]] points out how physically similar they are [[spoiler: as a part of a "BreakThemByTalking" lecture that he delivers to Kanba as he's getting ready to use a Survival Strategy to ''revive'' Masako, who has recently gone through an HeroicSacrifice for Kanba]].
* Subverted: In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' there's a pair of twins who look rather different, but have almost identical genes, to the point where [[spoiler: the female twin's suicide is blamed on her brother/fiancé (she'd only just found out that they were related, and he didn't find out until after she was dead) because of skin that is stuck under a false nail, and he has to be bailed out by Conan-as-Kogoro]]. It's explained as the girl [[spoiler: having been born with Turner Syndrome, where she was born with only one X chromosome]]. Presumably, this explains why they look so different.
* 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 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.
* Kurando and Mafuyu from ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'' are this, to the point when the latter comes to visit Kurando's classmates mistake her for him crossdressing.

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* ''Manga/{{Vassalord}}'' has two sets of these: Rayflo Kurt and Rayfell are actual Half-Identical Twins, 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 believes she is Tatara -- even Tatara's fiancée. However, it may be because people deeply want to believe it.
* [[spoiler:Kanba and Masako]] in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''. It eventually gets lampshaded when [[spoiler: Sanetoshi]] points out how physically similar they are [[spoiler: as a part of a "BreakThemByTalking" lecture that he delivers to Kanba as he's getting ready to use a Survival Strategy to ''revive'' Masako, who has recently gone through an HeroicSacrifice for Kanba]].
* Subverted: In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' there's a pair of twins who look rather different, but have almost identical genes, to the point where [[spoiler: the female twin's suicide is blamed on her brother/fiancé (she'd only just found out that they were related, and he didn't find out until after she was dead) because of skin that is stuck under a false nail, and he has to be bailed out by Conan-as-Kogoro]]. It's explained as the girl [[spoiler: having been born
Chloe Klik from ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'', complete with Turner Syndrome, where she was born with only one X chromosome]]. Presumably, this explains why they look so different.
TwinTelepathy.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. Switzerland ''Anime/JewelpetTwinkle'': Alma and Liechtenstein look almost exactly Yuuma are so alike save that Alma easily passes for their height and eyes, but they're actually adopted siblings who met each other a boy with the right after UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, when clothing, and Akari keeps referring to her as "the boy who looks like Yuuma" before 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.
* Kurando and Mafuyu from ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'' are this, to the point when the latter comes to visit Kurando's classmates mistake her for him crossdressing.
properly meet.



* Mariya (a CreepyCrossdresser) and Shizu (a SweetPollyOliver) in ''Manga/MariaHolic'' resemble each other exactly except for gender. Which is probably part of why they can crossdress so easily.
* [[spoiler:Kanba and Masako]] in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''. It eventually gets lampshaded when [[spoiler:Sanetoshi]] points out how physically similar they are [[spoiler:as a part of a "BreakThemByTalking" lecture that he delivers to Kanba as he's getting ready to use a Survival Strategy to ''revive'' Masako, who has recently gone through an HeroicSacrifice for Kanba]].
* Johan and Anna/Nina from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', [[spoiler:who were dressed identically when children and were almost indistinguishable. It remains when they grow up, to the point that Johan [[CreepyCrossdresser disguises himself as a woman to hide]], and when Nina arrives to the same town she's confused for her brother's female identity]].



* In ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'', there's Misaki and Haruka, which look similar enough despite obviously fraternal twins such that Haruka often wears PurelyAestheticGlasses as IdenticalTwinIDTag. Averted by Shuu and Kanade; viewers often forget they actually are twins.

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* Yuki and Jun Kanzato from ''Anime/PersonaTrinitySoul'' would fit this trope to the letter if [[spoiler:Yuki's soul wasn't in Jun's body after her death.]] Jun also manages to keep [[spoiler:a transplanted piece of his sister's brain in his head without any need for anti-rejection medications.]]
* Hiori and Lily from ''Manga/PhantomThiefPokemon7'' look a lot alike, but they're opposite gender twins.
* Kurando and Mafuyu from ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'' are this, to the point when the latter comes to visit Kurando's classmates mistake her for him crossdressing.
* Daisy and Violetta, children in ''Manga/PrincessKnight'' and its sequel, ''Twin Knight.'' Not only do they have the same beauty spot on their left hands, but Violetta has to, like her nearly-homonym Viola from ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'', impersonate her brother. And it works.
* Kozue and Miki in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', though their hair colors are different shades of blue. TheMovie uses a cameo that simplifies the twinness by making their hair the same shade of blue.
* In ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'', there's Misaki the Italian dub of ''Manga/SailorMoon Stars'' the {{gender bend|er}}ing Sailor Starlights were turned [[ShesAManInJapan into this]], making them separate characters to the Three Lights due to the complaints from MoralGuardians.
* In ''Manga/SamuraiHighSchool'', Tsukiko
and Haruka, which Kou don't look similar enough despite obviously fraternal at all, but nobody in school ever notices when they swap places, they probably count.
* In ''Manga/ShugoChara'', Nadeshiko's identical twin brother Nagihiko shows up when Amu visits her house. [[spoiler:Immediately subverted in the exact same chapter, where it's revealed after she leaves that [[WholesomeCrossdresser they're the exact same person]].]]
* Thunder and Fire from ''Manga/SoulEater'' were revealed to be this in the manga, when a powerup temporarily changed them into adults (Thunder is female, Fire is male).
* Atelier Lana's ''StarTrekker'' is about the adventures of Captain Aya Nakajima, with her First Officer and identical twin Brother Commander Homare Nakajima. From the explanation given in the manga:
-->''These two each received half of their parents' genes and are identical
twins such that Haruka often wears PurelyAestheticGlasses as IdenticalTwinIDTag. Averted by Shuu thanks to biochemical composition.''
* Sumeragi Subaru
and Kanade; viewers often forget they actually his sister Hokuto from the anime and manga ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' and ''Manga/{{X1999}}''. By the time Subaru is an adult he looks noticeably different from Hokuto with a longer face while she looks the same, since [[spoiler:at this point she's appearing as a spirit and hasn't visibly aged, having died at 16 in the climax of ''Tokyo Babylon'']].
* ''Manga/{{Vassalord}}'' has two sets of these: Rayflo and Rayfell
are twins.actual Half-Identical Twins, while Charley and Cheryl are unrelated (as far as we know) but look uncannily similar.


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* Sora and Haruka from ''VisualNovel/YosugaNoSora''. That they both have unisex names doesn't help.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', the twins Lua and Luka look so similar that at one point Lua successfully disguises himself as his sister by [[DisguisedInDrag wearing her clothes]] and changing his hairstyle. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments He otherwise makes very little effort to pass himself off as Luka.]]
11th Feb '17 5:09:13 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** [[spoiler: The male and female Morgans]] being twins is a rather popular {{fanon}} among ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' fans.

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** [[spoiler: The male and female Morgans]] ''and'' [[spoiler: the male and female Kanas]] being twins is a rather popular {{fanon}} among ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/{{F|ireEmblemFates}}ates'' fans.
26th Jan '17 10:17:17 AM kazokuhouou
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* Walky and Sal in ''[[Webcomic/WalkyVerse It's Walky!]]'', Less so in ''Joyce and Walky.'' And not at all in ''WebComic/DumbingOfAge'', due to ArtEvolution, with the fact that they do have differences (in particular, Sal claims ParentalFavoritism for Walky because he "[[MixedAncestry came out more white]]" while she has naturally kinky hair) is a point of contention between them.

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* Walky and Sal in ''[[Webcomic/WalkyVerse It's Walky!]]'', Less so in ''Joyce and Walky.'' And not at all in ''WebComic/DumbingOfAge'', due to ArtEvolution, with the fact that they do have differences (in particular, Sal claims ParentalFavoritism for Walky because he "[[MixedAncestry came out more white]]" while she has naturally kinky hair) is a point of contention between them. (Although it might be there on ''some'' level, as Walky has mentioned that he's been mistaken for Sal before.
15th Jan '17 1:50:00 PM Anura
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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.

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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 main plot, whilst Alisaie leaves soon after her introduction and is rarely mentioned again.only important in the plot for the Binding Coil of Bahamut raid.
** ...at least until the first expansion, where she's shown a few times spying on the Warriors of Darkness and eventually returns to the main plot ([[OldSaveBonus with slightly different dialogue depending on whether you did the Coil or not]]) and becomes instrumental to their defeat.
14th Jan '17 4:24:56 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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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 normal siblings. Unless, of course, one identical twin is {{trans|sexual}}gender and the other isn't.

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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 normal siblings.siblings, other than being exactly the same age. Unless, of course, one identical twin is {{trans|sexual}}gender and the other isn't.
11th Jan '17 10:25:41 AM unsettling_gaze
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* The {{Lockhart and Teague}} series has the Constant twins who look very similar, although Sebastian is slightly prettier.



5th Jan '17 2:43:16 PM Moonstreak
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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.

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 portrayed as 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'' ''miiiinor'' detail that 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 being each other's DistaffCounterpart and SpearCounterpart. They often display identical twin tropes, such as TwinTelepathy or {{Synchronization}}- {{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 portrayed as more prone to {{Twincest}} than other kinds of twins.
10th Nov '16 9:34:42 PM Adept
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* In ''Manga/SamuraiHighSchool'', Tsukiko and Kou don't look similar at all, but nobody in school ever notices when they swap places, so we guess this counts.

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* In ''Manga/SamuraiHighSchool'', Tsukiko and Kou don't look similar at all, but nobody in school ever notices when they swap places, so we guess this counts.they probably count.



* From the MarvelUniverse:

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* From the MarvelUniverse:ComicBook/MarvelUniverse:
7th Nov '16 2:36:01 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' gave Nack the Weasel a CanonForeigner twin sister named [[ThemeTwinNaming Nic]], who looks exactly like a female version of him, facially identical save for a ponytail and [[TertiarySexualAttributes eyelashes]]. Strangely, on her entrance in one issue, the woman Nack is flirting with mistakes her for his ''wife''.

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' gave Nack the Weasel a CanonForeigner twin sister named [[ThemeTwinNaming Nic]], who looks exactly like a female version of him, facially identical save for a ponytail and [[TertiarySexualAttributes [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics eyelashes]]. Strangely, on her entrance in one issue, the woman Nack is flirting with mistakes her for his ''wife''.
7th Nov '16 2:35:35 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' gave Nack the Weasel a CanonForeigner twin sister named [[ThemeTwinNaming Nic]], who looks exactly like a female version of him, facially identical save for a ponytail and [[TertiarySexualAttributes eyelashes]]. Strangely, on her entrance in one issue, the woman Nack is flirting with mistakes her for his ''wife''.
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