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15th Apr '16 4:35:57 AM Malachi108
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* ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'' has a Downplayed example: Bard and his ancestor Girion are both played by Luke Evans, but unless you know it already, you won't recognize him as Girion under heavy prosthetics and make-up.
11th Apr '16 7:19:17 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Film/DraculaAD1972'' has this going on with the Van Helsings, both played by Creator/PeterCushing.

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* ''Film/DraculaAD1972'' has this going on with the Van Helsings, both played by Creator/PeterCushing. The unnamed lackey of Dracula in 1872 is played by Christopher Neame, who also plays 20th century Dracula-cultist Johnny Alucard, although their relationship is not spelled out.
4th Apr '16 10:18:22 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': Vandal Savage reappears in a later episode and attempts to use the excuse that when the League travelled back in time to WWII and went up against him, they were really [[MyOwnGrampa fighting his evil grandfather and that he is actually "Vandal Savage the Third".]] He was lying, because he's actually an immortal.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': Vandal Savage ComicBook/VandalSavage reappears in a later episode and attempts to use the excuse that when the League travelled back in time to WWII and went up against him, they were really [[MyOwnGrampa fighting his evil grandfather and that he is actually "Vandal Savage the Third".]] [[MyGrandsonMyself He was lying, lying]], because he's actually an immortal.



* Kion from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' is only a cub but seems to be this. He resembles his father [[StrongFamilyResemblance strongly]] but resembles his grandfather, Mufasa, even more. He has a similar fur tone, the same stocky build, and the beginnings of a red mane like Mufasa.

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* Kion from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' is only a cub but seems to be this. He resembles his father [[StrongFamilyResemblance strongly]] but resembles his grandfather, Mufasa, even more. He has a similar fur tone, the same stocky build, and the beginnings of a red mane like Mufasa.Mufasa's.
11th Mar '16 8:23:26 AM StFan
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* ''{{The Phantom}}'' is about 21 generations of identical men with identical personalities. Although it is hard to tell how physically alike they are under the costume aside from build. One story tells of a Phantom who was noticeably shorter and bulkier than the previous Phantoms and had to seriously modify the costume.



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* In the run-up to the Bicentennial, ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' ran comics where Zonker related tales of his Minuteman ancestor Nate Harris, who looked exactly like Zonker in colonial garb.
* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' is about 21 generations of identical men with identical personalities. Although it is hard to tell how physically alike they are under the costume aside from build. One story tells of a Phantom who was noticeably shorter and bulkier than the previous Phantoms and had to seriously modify the costume.
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* The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films fall into this trope; in the original movie, all of the T-800 model Terminators looked (and even ''smelled'') like different people, in order to infiltrate human bunkers (and get past sentry-dogs); but in the sequels, somehow ''all'' of the T-800 Terminators look like Arnold--despite that this defeats the entire ''premise'' of organic cyborg-Terminators, since the humans would only need to watch out for anyone who looks like Arnold. (The original movie even showed this; the T-800 Terminator shown in the original flashback-scene was played by bodybuilder Franco Columbu).
** Perhaps the best way to explain this is that all T-800s are the same basic [[SkeleBot9000 endoskeleton]], while the model numbers (Arnold's Terminator identifies himself as model 101) refer to the external appearance. So, all 101s resemble Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, while 102s resemble someone else. This would explain Franco Columbu, who has the same basic endo-skeleton, but is essentially a different sub-model.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films fall into this trope; in the original movie, all of the T-800 model Terminators looked (and even ''smelled'') like different people, in order to infiltrate human bunkers (and get past sentry-dogs); but in the sequels, somehow ''all'' of the T-800 Terminators look like Arnold--despite Arnold -- despite that this defeats the entire ''premise'' of organic cyborg-Terminators, since the humans would only need to watch out for anyone who looks like Arnold. (The original movie even showed this; the T-800 Terminator shown in the original flashback-scene was played by bodybuilder Franco Columbu).
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Columbu). The best way to explain this is that all T-800s are the same basic [[SkeleBot9000 endoskeleton]], while the model numbers (Arnold's Terminator identifies himself as model 101) refer to the external appearance. So, all 101s resemble Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, while 102s resemble someone else. This would explain explains Franco Columbu, who has the same basic endo-skeleton, but is essentially a different sub-model.sub-model. This is explicitly described in the beginning of the novelization for ''Terminator 2'', where future John Connors looks for the right model of T-800 to send into the past.






* The Ashkevron family in the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series. A character even comments that "The Ashkevron family look tends to breed true, and when it doesn't the poor thing generally runs off to Haven." On one occasion a young woman of that family shows up at the capital and identifies an aunt she had never even ''met'' with "You must be Savil, you have the nose."
* Used as the basis of RobertSheckley's story "Double Indemnity": a man time-travels to the past to find his ancestor, since said ancestor looks almost exactly like him, which would allow him to pose as the man's time-travel mishap-born clone (for sake of an insurance scam). Apparently, the man's criteria for choosing the right ancestor was simply "someone who would not be missed", and the only reason he rejects several candidates is because they happen to have acquired differences (missing an arm, covered with pox)--implying that every single of his ancestors is identical.

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* The Ashkevron family in the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series. A character even comments that "The Ashkevron family look tends to breed true, and when it doesn't the poor thing generally runs off to Haven." On one occasion a young woman of that family shows up at the capital and identifies an aunt she had never even ''met'' with "You must be Savil, you have the nose."
* Used as the basis of RobertSheckley's Creator/RobertSheckley's story "Double Indemnity": a man time-travels to the past to find his ancestor, since said ancestor looks almost exactly like him, which would allow him to pose as the man's time-travel mishap-born clone (for sake of an insurance scam). Apparently, the man's criteria for choosing the right ancestor was simply "someone who would not be missed", and the only reason he rejects several candidates is because they happen to have acquired differences (missing an arm, covered with pox)--implying pox) -- implying that every single of his ancestors is identical.



* In "TheHeroesofOlympus" Leo is the spitting image of his great grandfather [[spoiler: Sammy, Hazel Levesque's best friend and crush in the 1940s]]

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* In "TheHeroesofOlympus" "Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus" Leo is the spitting image of his great grandfather [[spoiler: Sammy, Hazel Levesque's best friend and crush in the 1940s]]



* In one of the appendices of ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', it's mentioned that the Longbeard dwarves will sometimes produce an heir who resembles their original ancestor Durin so much that they not only name him Durin, but believe that he is the same Durin, returned to them. Up to Durin VII are recorded as Kings of Durin's Folk, it's unclear if this practice is maintained outside of the direct line of succession.
* In ''[[TalesOfTheBranionRealm The Stone Prince]]'', Demnor is this to his great-uncle, causing his grandfather and mother to distrust him because they consider the uncle to have been weak.

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* In one of the appendices of ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', it's mentioned that the Longbeard dwarves will sometimes produce an heir who resembles their original ancestor Durin so much that they not only name him Durin, but believe that he is the same Durin, returned to them. Up to Durin VII are recorded as Kings of Durin's Folk, it's unclear if this practice is maintained outside of the direct line of succession.
* In ''[[TalesOfTheBranionRealm ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm The Stone Prince]]'', Demnor is this to his great-uncle, causing his grandfather and mother to distrust him because they consider the uncle to have been weak.



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** The ''Enterprise'' story "Carbon Creek" features T'Pol's great-grandmother T'Mir, also played by Jolene Blalock. T'Mir's story is told by T'Pol and may or may not be true, but as to whether T'Pol really had a great-grandmother named T'Mir who really did look like T'Pol… well, that's another story.

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** The ''Enterprise'' story "Carbon Creek" features T'Pol's great-grandmother T'Mir, also played by Jolene Blalock. T'Mir's story is told by T'Pol and may or may not be true, but as to whether T'Pol really had a great-grandmother named T'Mir who really did look like T'Pol… T'Pol... well, that's another story.



* In the ''MurderSheWrote'' MadeForTVMovie ''The Last Free Man'', Creator/AngelaLansbury played both Jessica Fletcher and her [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] ancestor, Sarah [=McCulloch=].

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* In the ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' MadeForTVMovie ''The Last Free Man'', Creator/AngelaLansbury played both Jessica Fletcher and her [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] ancestor, Sarah [=McCulloch=].



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' franchise hangs a lampshade on a YouLookFamiliar by explaining that Torchwood's Gwen Cooper (played by Eve Myles) is a descendent of the Gwyneth (also played by Eve Myles) who appeared in Series 1 of Doctor Who. The Doctor adds some timey-wimey explanation for why they look identical (the Doctor mentions the term "spatial-genetic multiplicity," which sounds a little like a TechnoBabble way of saying "there's only so many ways human eyes, lips, noses, etc., can take shape, and sooner or later, they'll all recombine in the exact same configuration again, especially for people who have the same genetics in the first place.") The {{Doylist}} explanation for why she appears again is that Creator/RussellTDavies was enamoured with her performance. WordOfGod, however, is that Gwen and Gwyneth aren't necessarily related.
-->'''Russell T Davies''': It's not familial as we understand it. There's no blood tie. [[TechnoBabble Spatial genetic multiplicity]] means an echo and repetition of physical traits across a time rift.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''/''Series/{{Torchwood}}'':
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The ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' franchise hangs a lampshade on a YouLookFamiliar by explaining that Torchwood's Gwen Cooper (played by Eve Myles) is a descendent of the Gwyneth (also played by Eve Myles) who appeared in Series 1 of Doctor Who.''Doctor Who''. The Doctor adds some timey-wimey explanation for why they look identical (the Doctor mentions the term "spatial-genetic multiplicity," which sounds a little like a TechnoBabble way of saying "there's only so many ways human eyes, lips, noses, etc., can take shape, and sooner or later, they'll all recombine in the exact same configuration again, especially for people who have the same genetics in the first place.") The {{Doylist}} explanation for why she appears again is that Creator/RussellTDavies was enamoured with her performance. WordOfGod, however, is that Gwen and Gwyneth aren't necessarily related.
-->'''Russell T Davies''': Davies:''' It's not familial as we understand it. There's no blood tie. [[TechnoBabble Spatial genetic multiplicity]] means an echo and repetition of physical traits across a time rift.



** ''Series/DoctorWho'' companion Victoria Waterfield was said to be almost identical to her mother, although we only ever see a painting of her mother.

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** ''Series/DoctorWho'' ''Doctor Who'' companion Victoria Waterfield was said to be almost identical to her mother, although we only ever see a painting of her mother.



** In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Small Worlds," Jack presents himself to Estelle as his own son and grandson to hide the fact he doesn't age.

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** In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' ''Torchwood'' episode "Small Worlds," Worlds", Jack presents himself to Estelle as his own son and grandson to hide the fact he doesn't age.



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* In the run-up to the Bicentennial, ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' ran comics where Zonker related tales of his Minuteman ancestor Nate Harris, who looked exactly like Zonker in colonial garb.

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* In the run-up Newling to the Bicentennial, ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' ran comics where Zonker related tales of his Minuteman ancestor Nate Harris, Yinling, who looked exactly like Zonker was eventually killed off in colonial garb.Wrestling/FightingOperaHustle.



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* The ''WayOfTheSamurai'' games use this enable TheBlacksmith Dojima to appear in every game (As they take place 20 to 300 years apart).
* ''InazumaEleven'', the Endou family members who are related to soccer are looking the very similar: Daisuke, Mamoru, and Kanon.

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* The ''WayOfTheSamurai'' ''VideoGame/WayOfTheSamurai'' games use this enable TheBlacksmith Dojima to appear in every game (As they take place 20 to 300 years apart).
* ''InazumaEleven'', ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'', the Endou family members who are related to soccer are looking the very similar: Daisuke, Mamoru, and Kanon.



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* Vic and Vic Jr. (who was multiple generations removed) in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' use identical models and voice actors. This is played for laughs more than anything else. [[spoiler:Later seasons strongly imply that not only was Vic Jr. actually just Vic being deceptive, but that Vic wasn't even human.]]
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* Vic and Vic Jr. (who was multiple generations removed) in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' use identical models and voice actors. This is played for laughs more than anything else. [[spoiler:Later seasons strongly imply that not only was Vic Jr. actually just Vic being deceptive, but that Vic wasn't even human.]]



* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Rewriting History," practically every main character on the show had a counterpart one hundred years ago with not only a similar appearance, but a similar name. According to WordOfGod, the episode was not a dream.
** Additionally after they come out of the dream (and regardless of its actual status) Kim and Ron are confronted by a statue of someone who looks exactly like Ron from Ancient Rome, and learn of his ancient nemesis and mysterious female ally who bear an uncanny resemblance to Dr. Drakken and Kim.
* There was an {{arc}} in the old ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' cartoon. Dr. Claw decided to get rid of Gadget by eliminating his ancestors via TimeTravel. This went for several episodes, including prehistoric times, Ancient Rome, and 19th Century Britain. In each, there was an almost-identical variant of Gadget, niece Penny, and their dog, Brain. The prehistoric version of Gadget even had a few BambooTechnology gadgets!
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' featured a journal, written by Jackie's ancestor, which involved identical western ancestors of all the main characters. However, it was established that this was being visualised by Jade, and she was deliberately ignoring how the journal described the character she'd picked as her own counterpart as an adult. On the other hand, the cover of the book clearly showed the "Hong Kong Kid" was identical to Jackie.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Rewriting History," practically every main character on the show had a counterpart one hundred years ago with not only a similar appearance, but a similar name. According to WordOfGod, the episode was not a dream.
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dream. Additionally, after they come out of the dream (and regardless of its actual status) Kim and Ron are confronted by a statue of someone who looks exactly like Ron from Ancient Rome, and learn of his ancient nemesis and mysterious female ally who bear an uncanny resemblance to Dr. Drakken and Kim.
* There was an {{arc}} in the old ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' cartoon. Dr. Claw decided decides to get rid of Gadget by eliminating his ancestors via TimeTravel. This went goes for several episodes, including prehistoric times, Ancient Rome, and 19th Century Britain. In each, there was is an almost-identical variant of Gadget, niece Penny, and their dog, Brain. The prehistoric version of Gadget even had has a few BambooTechnology gadgets!
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' featured features a journal, written by Jackie's ancestor, which involved identical western ancestors of all the main characters. However, it was established that this was being visualised visualized by Jade, and she was deliberately ignoring how the journal described the character she'd picked as her own counterpart as an adult. On the other hand, the cover of the book clearly showed the "Hong Kong Kid" was identical to Jackie.



9th Mar '16 8:21:34 PM GrammarNavi
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Also played with]] in ''TheKingOfQueens'', where in a childhood flashback of Arthur (Jerry Stiller), his father is played by the actor's real life son, Ben Stiller.

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Also played with]] in ''TheKingOfQueens'', ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'', where in a childhood flashback of Arthur (Jerry Stiller), his father is played by the actor's real life son, Ben Stiller.
9th Mar '16 3:12:27 PM kazokuhouou
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* Possible to pull off in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' [[spoiler: if Selena is married off to Subaki. Matoi then looks like a dead ringer for her maternal grandmother [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Cordelia]]]]. She and her mother even get unique Supports regarding this trope that she doesn't get with any other potential mother.

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* Possible to pull off in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' [[spoiler: if Selena is married off to Subaki. Matoi Caeldori then looks like a dead ringer for her maternal grandmother [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Cordelia]]]]. She and her mother even get unique Supports regarding this trope that she doesn't get with any other potential mother. Unfortunately, this can only be done in the GoldenPath.
2nd Mar '16 4:19:49 PM Eievie
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Generally the result of one of three things: A) It's simply cheaper to have an actor play their own ancestor than try to get a new actor to play them, B) Executives assume people are too dim to recognize that someone is a character's ancestor and thus a precursor to that character if you don't find some way to constantly remind them, or C) Both.

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* Count D of ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'' looks exactly like his grandfather... and his father... and his sister... [[spoiler: Well, they're not human anyway.]]

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* Count D of ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'' looks exactly like his grandfather... grandfather… and his father... father… and his sister... sister… [[spoiler: Well, they're not human anyway.]]



* While it is taking place in an alternate universe, the one-shot ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga, ''Parallel Sailor Moon'', stars a bunch of daughters of the Guardian Senshi who not only look exactly like their parents, they even have the same names as them. The only apparent exceptions -- Usagi's daughters Chibiusa and Kousagi -- are simply obscure to English readers. "Usagi" means "rabbit", and "Kousagi" means "small rabbit"; "Chibiusa" is just a nickname meaning "little Usa(gi)" -- she's really named for her mother, just like all the other Senshi's daughters.

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* While it is taking place in an alternate universe, the one-shot ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga, ''Parallel Sailor Moon'', stars a bunch of daughters of the Guardian Senshi who not only look exactly like their parents, they even have the same names as them. The only apparent exceptions -- Usagi's exceptions--Usagi's daughters Chibiusa and Kousagi -- are Kousagi--are simply obscure to English readers. "Usagi" means "rabbit", and "Kousagi" means "small rabbit"; "Chibiusa" is just a nickname meaning "little Usa(gi)" -- she's Usa(gi)"--she's really named for her mother, just like all the other Senshi's daughters.



** Claudia looks like a female version of her great-grandfather [[spoiler:Claire]]... But she ''still'' inherited her great-great-granfather Huey's golden eyes.

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** Claudia looks like a female version of her great-grandfather [[spoiler:Claire]]... [[spoiler:Claire]]… But she ''still'' inherited her great-great-granfather Huey's golden eyes.



* ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'', Tetsuo Hara's prequel to ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', centers around Kenshiro's uncle and Ryuken's older half-brother Kenshiro Kasumi, who is Kenshiro if he lived in Pre-WWII Asia and was a heavy smoker. The manga exactly hasn't established how they're related yet, since the Kenshiro from ''North Star'' was supposedly adopted...
* In the ''Manga/PrincessKnight'' sequel ''Twin Knight'', Sapphire's daughter Violetta [[{{expy}} looks exactly like her]]... and also has to cross-dress, wear identical clothes, and learn escrima.

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'', Tetsuo Hara's prequel to ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', centers around Kenshiro's uncle and Ryuken's older half-brother Kenshiro Kasumi, who is Kenshiro if he lived in Pre-WWII Asia and was a heavy smoker. The manga exactly hasn't established how they're related yet, since the Kenshiro from ''North Star'' was supposedly adopted...
adopted…
* In the ''Manga/PrincessKnight'' sequel ''Twin Knight'', Sapphire's daughter Violetta [[{{expy}} looks exactly like her]]... her]]… and also has to cross-dress, wear identical clothes, and learn escrima.



-->'''Astral: (voiceover, during flashback of Maria)''' "That girl...! [[EasyAmnesia Who *is* she?!]] She... she looks like Miyu!"

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-->'''Astral: (voiceover, during flashback of Maria)''' "That girl...! girl…! [[EasyAmnesia Who *is* she?!]] She... She… she looks like Miyu!"



** In the maxiseries ''The Kents'', 19th century Smallville's Sheriff Nathaniel Kent looks exactly like {{Franchise/Superman}}, despite Clark being adopted... and from another planet and ''species''.

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** In the maxiseries ''The Kents'', 19th century Smallville's Sheriff Nathaniel Kent looks exactly like {{Franchise/Superman}}, despite Clark being adopted... adopted… and from another planet and ''species''.



* The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films fall into this trope; in the original movie, all of the T-800 model Terminators looked (and even ''smelled'') like different people, in order to infiltrate human bunkers (and get past sentry-dogs); but in the sequels, somehow ''all'' of the T-800 Terminators look like Arnold-- despite that this defeats the entire ''premise'' of organic cyborg-Terminators, since the humans would only need to watch out for anyone who looks like Arnold. (The original movie even showed this; the T-800 Terminator shown in the original flashback-scene was played by bodybuilder Franco Columbu).

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* The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films fall into this trope; in the original movie, all of the T-800 model Terminators looked (and even ''smelled'') like different people, in order to infiltrate human bunkers (and get past sentry-dogs); but in the sequels, somehow ''all'' of the T-800 Terminators look like Arnold-- despite Arnold--despite that this defeats the entire ''premise'' of organic cyborg-Terminators, since the humans would only need to watch out for anyone who looks like Arnold. (The original movie even showed this; the T-800 Terminator shown in the original flashback-scene was played by bodybuilder Franco Columbu).



* In ''Film/ConquestOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' and ''Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes'' Roddy [=McDowell=] plays Caesar, the son of Cornelius - who was played by [=McDowell=] in ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' and ''Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes''. ([=McDowell=] was Other Darrin'ed in ''Beneath the Planet of the Apes''.)

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* In ''Film/ConquestOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' and ''Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes'' Roddy [=McDowell=] plays Caesar, the son of Cornelius - who Cornelius--who was played by [=McDowell=] in ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' and ''Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes''. ([=McDowell=] was Other Darrin'ed in ''Beneath the Planet of the Apes''.)



* Apparently, [[The39Clues Hope Cahill]] is nearly identical to her ancestor, [[spoiler:Madeleine Cahill]]- who lived several hundred years before Hope.

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* Apparently, [[The39Clues Hope Cahill]] is nearly identical to her ancestor, [[spoiler:Madeleine Cahill]]- who Cahill]]--who lived several hundred years before Hope.



*** Also in one episode of season three, a BBC newreader actually guest starred as his own ancestor- who is reporting on the election through an open window to a crowd outside as one would on television.

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*** Also in one episode of season three, a BBC newreader actually guest starred as his own ancestor- who ancestor--who is reporting on the election through an open window to a crowd outside as one would on television.



* The original three sisters in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' trace their ancestry back to their [[{{Reincarnation}} past lives]] -- their great-grandmother and her two cousins. Piper's boyfriend Dan and future husband Leo also have past lives in that period, Dan's being the sisters' great-grandfather. ''Charmed'' explains the resemblance as "souls recognizing each other" implying that they may in fact have actually looked very different. (No such explanation was provided when the sisters time-traveled to the 1970s and happened to meet the father of one of the show's recurring characters, who was identical to his future adult son except for the obligatory FunnyAfro.) Later in the series, the fourth sister Paige discovered she had a medieval past life and possible ancestor.

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* The original three sisters in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' trace their ancestry back to their [[{{Reincarnation}} past lives]] -- their lives]]--their great-grandmother and her two cousins. Piper's boyfriend Dan and future husband Leo also have past lives in that period, Dan's being the sisters' great-grandfather. ''Charmed'' explains the resemblance as "souls recognizing each other" implying that they may in fact have actually looked very different. (No such explanation was provided when the sisters time-traveled to the 1970s and happened to meet the father of one of the show's recurring characters, who was identical to his future adult son except for the obligatory FunnyAfro.) Later in the series, the fourth sister Paige discovered she had a medieval past life and possible ancestor.



** The ''Enterprise'' story "Carbon Creek" features T'Pol's great-grandmother T'Mir, also played by Jolene Blalock. T'Mir's story is told by T'Pol and may or may not be true, but as to whether T'Pol really had a great-grandmother named T'Mir who really did look like T'Pol... well, that's another story.

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** The ''Enterprise'' story "Carbon Creek" features T'Pol's great-grandmother T'Mir, also played by Jolene Blalock. T'Mir's story is told by T'Pol and may or may not be true, but as to whether T'Pol really had a great-grandmother named T'Mir who really did look like T'Pol... T'Pol… well, that's another story.



** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' -- An alternate timeline Tasha Yar and her half-Romulan daughter, Sela, are both played by Denise Crosby. Oddly enough, her ''sister'' Ishara Yar is not.
** Also from the ''Next Generation'' episode "The Neutral Zone", a woman who was woken up from cryogenic stasis finds that she has a great-great-great-great-great-grandson... who looks identical to her husband.

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' -- An ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''--an alternate timeline Tasha Yar and her half-Romulan daughter, Sela, are both played by Denise Crosby. Oddly enough, her ''sister'' Ishara Yar is not.
** Also from the ''Next Generation'' episode "The Neutral Zone", a woman who was woken up from cryogenic stasis finds that she has a great-great-great-great-great-grandson... great-great-great-great-great-grandson… who looks identical to her husband.



** In the {{Flashback}} episode "Relic", we see Clark's real father, Jor-El, and Lana's great aunt, Louise [=McCallum=], both played by Lana and Clark's actors. (Lionel Luthor's father and Jonathan Kent's father also appeared, but surprisingly Lachlan Luthor was played by John Mann instead of John Glover and Hiram Kent was played by Dean Wray instead of John Schneider.) Especially interesting because of the RetCon when Jor-El comes to Smallville (in the 9th season) and he is acted by Julian Sands... who looks nothing like Tom Welling.... To the point of having different hair colors.

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** In the {{Flashback}} episode "Relic", we see Clark's real father, Jor-El, and Lana's great aunt, Louise [=McCallum=], both played by Lana and Clark's actors. (Lionel Luthor's father and Jonathan Kent's father also appeared, but surprisingly Lachlan Luthor was played by John Mann instead of John Glover and Hiram Kent was played by Dean Wray instead of John Schneider.) Especially interesting because of the RetCon when Jor-El comes to Smallville (in the 9th season) and he is acted by Julian Sands... Sands… who looks nothing like Tom Welling.... To Welling… to the point of having different hair colors.



* [[PlayingWithATrope Also played with]] on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', where Hardison paints a picture of the "founder" of their "firm" to make them seem more legitimate. He looks like Nathan aged fifty years..

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Also played with]] on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', where Hardison paints a picture of the "founder" of their "firm" to make them seem more legitimate. He looks like Nathan aged fifty years..years…



** It also featured a flashback in which DJ's actor plays a child version of Roseanne - his mom...

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** It also featured a flashback in which DJ's actor plays a child version of Roseanne - his mom...Roseanne--his mom…



* Mick tries to pull this on Beth in the second episode of ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'', when she finds a picture of him from decades before, claiming it's his father. By the end of the episode, though, she knows the truth - he's a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]].

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* Mick tries to pull this on Beth in the second episode of ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'', when she finds a picture of him from decades before, claiming it's his father. By the end of the episode, though, she knows the truth - he's truth--he's a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]].



* In an episode of ''Series/TheOddCouple'', Felix (Tony Randall) reflects on how he's always been fussy. A flashback shows his grandfather (also played by Tony Randall) telling him "There are two things no one likes - a dirty old man and a clean young boy".

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheOddCouple'', Felix (Tony Randall) reflects on how he's always been fussy. A flashback shows his grandfather (also played by Tony Randall) telling him "There are two things no one likes - a likes--a dirty old man and a clean young boy".



* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Republic of Murdoch", Jacob Doyle is the identical grandfather of Jake Doyle from ''Series/RepublicOfDoyle''. And in the ''Republic of Doyle'' episode "If the Shoe Fits", Bill Murdoch is the identical grandson of...

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* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Republic of Murdoch", Jacob Doyle is the identical grandfather of Jake Doyle from ''Series/RepublicOfDoyle''. And in the ''Republic of Doyle'' episode "If the Shoe Fits", Bill Murdoch is the identical grandson of...of…



* In ''Series/RedDwarf'' one of Lister's twin sons, Bexley, apparently looks enough like Lister that Rimmer mistook Bexley for him in a future echo. It's unknown if Bexley's twin brother Jim looks like him as well. And then there's the case of Lister's ''other'' son...[[spoiler: [[MyOwnGrampa himself.]]]] Despite having (an alternate version of) Kochanski as his mother his son gets all his looks from his father.

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* In ''Series/RedDwarf'' one of Lister's twin sons, Bexley, apparently looks enough like Lister that Rimmer mistook Bexley for him in a future echo. It's unknown if Bexley's twin brother Jim looks like him as well. And then there's the case of Lister's ''other'' son...[[spoiler: son…[[spoiler: [[MyOwnGrampa himself.]]]] Despite having (an alternate version of) Kochanski as his mother his son gets all his looks from his father.



* The play ''Coram Boy'' has two actors playing one character, Alexander Ashbrooke -- one is a girl who plays him as a young man, and in the first act it ''switches'' in a brilliant piece of staging to being a man that plays him. The actress who played Alexander as a young man [[spoiler:returns in the second act as his son, Aaron.]]

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* The play ''Coram Boy'' has two actors playing one character, Alexander Ashbrooke -- one Ashbrooke--one is a girl who plays him as a young man, and in the first act it ''switches'' in a brilliant piece of staging to being a man that plays him. The actress who played Alexander as a young man [[spoiler:returns in the second act as his son, Aaron.]]



* [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link and Zelda]] appear again and again...only they're not quite the same Link nor Zelda. Though only one Link has been confirmed to be the direct descendant of another, it's implied in ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' and in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' that the green-clad hero and noble lady of the royal line may be reincarnated again and again. ''Zelda II'' actually has Link set out on a quest by Princess Zelda to wake one of her predecessors, also named Princess Zelda, from a deep sleep.

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* [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link and Zelda]] appear again and again...again… only they're not quite the same Link nor Zelda. Though only one Link has been confirmed to be the direct descendant of another, it's implied in ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' and in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' that the green-clad hero and noble lady of the royal line may be reincarnated again and again. ''Zelda II'' actually has Link set out on a quest by Princess Zelda to wake one of her predecessors, also named Princess Zelda, from a deep sleep.



** In ''The Wind Waker'', Hyrule Castle has a portrait of [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/images/3/32/Portrait.jpg Princess Zelda with her retainers.]] You might find that these pira- er, ''retainers'' look a bit familiar to Tetra's crew. Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule also has a suspiciously similar-looking ancestor by the name of Daltus in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]'' (who himself has an identical ancestor named Gustaf).

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** In ''The Wind Waker'', Hyrule Castle has a portrait of [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/images/3/32/Portrait.jpg Princess Zelda with her retainers.]] You might find that these pira- er, pira--er, ''retainers'' look a bit familiar to Tetra's crew. Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule also has a suspiciously similar-looking ancestor by the name of Daltus in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]'' (who himself has an identical ancestor named Gustaf).



** Except [[spoiler: Amiti, who ''despite dressing and acting completely differently'' is still mistaken for... someone in a mask... by an NPC in Tonfon Palace.]]

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** Except [[spoiler: Amiti, who ''despite dressing and acting completely differently'' is still mistaken for... for… someone in a mask... mask… by an NPC in Tonfon Palace.]]



** [[spoiler:This trope is played straight as a Photon arrow if you're playing as a Human -- you're a descendant of the guy (or gal) who started the rebellion against her.]]
** [[spoiler:If you're a Newman, she comes to the realization that she fucked up big time -- not only are you [[CloningBlues a clone of the one who united the Newmans against her]], but [[PhlebotinumRebel she cloned you herself]]!]]

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** [[spoiler:This trope is played straight as a Photon arrow if you're playing as a Human -- you're Human--you're a descendant of the guy (or gal) who started the rebellion against her.]]
** [[spoiler:If you're a Newman, she comes to the realization that she fucked up big time -- not time--not only are you [[CloningBlues a clone of the one who united the Newmans against her]], but [[PhlebotinumRebel she cloned you herself]]!]]



* Ricardo Chellini, the protagonist of ''[[{{VideoGame/Shiver}} Shiver: Poltergeist]]'', notes a close resemblance between himself and the erstwhile (and similarly-named) heir of the Kangale family, Richard, whose OldDarkHouse Ricardo has just inherited. The resident poltergeist doesn't seem to like Ricardo ''at all''...

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* Ricardo Chellini, the protagonist of ''[[{{VideoGame/Shiver}} Shiver: Poltergeist]]'', notes a close resemblance between himself and the erstwhile (and similarly-named) heir of the Kangale family, Richard, whose OldDarkHouse Ricardo has just inherited. The resident poltergeist doesn't seem to like Ricardo ''at all''...all''…



* In ''Webcomic/TheDreamer'', 21st - century Bea and 18th - century Bea look ''exactly the same''.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheDreamer'', 21st - century 21st--century Bea and 18th - century 18th--century Bea look ''exactly the same''.



** An odd instance of this appears in the ''Breakin' Da Rules!'' PC game. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hfh78AtFBk One level]] has Timmy time-travel to the [[strike:1970s]] 1950s and have to avoid the younger-aged version of Vicky and Tootie's affectionate mother, Nicky. In-game dialogue from Timmy suggests that Nicky is supposed to resemble Tootie (which she sure enough does when she appears on the show)... but the graphics depict her as looking like De-aged Vicky from the "Switch Glitch" episode.

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** An odd instance of this appears in the ''Breakin' Da Rules!'' PC game. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hfh78AtFBk One level]] has Timmy time-travel to the [[strike:1970s]] 1950s and have to avoid the younger-aged version of Vicky and Tootie's affectionate mother, Nicky. In-game dialogue from Timmy suggests that Nicky is supposed to resemble Tootie (which she sure enough does when she appears on the show)... show)… but the graphics depict her as looking like De-aged Vicky from the "Switch Glitch" episode.



* Occurs in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' with the second Turtle Titan and his grandfather, the Silver Sentry. Curiously enough, the characters started out with different voice actors -- Silver Sentry was voiced by Terrence Archie, while Marc Diraison (''{{Manga/Berserk}}'''s Guts) voiced Turtle Titan -- until the seventh season, when Diraison took over the Silver Sentry role.

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* Occurs in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' with the second Turtle Titan and his grandfather, the Silver Sentry. Curiously enough, the characters started out with different voice actors -- Silver actors--Silver Sentry was voiced by Terrence Archie, while Marc Diraison (''{{Manga/Berserk}}'''s Guts) voiced Turtle Titan -- until Titan--until the seventh season, when Diraison took over the Silver Sentry role.



*** At least not officially, there's nothing preventing one of them from stopping by Ireland...

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*** At least not officially, there's nothing preventing one of them from stopping by Ireland...Ireland…



*** Sort of averted with her other kids---despite her future family clearly mirroring her current one (complaining older daughter, two serene younger sons), neither ''looks'' like their avuncular counterparts. On the other hand, Xavier's blond hair ''does'' bring to mind who his ''father'' might be...

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*** Sort of averted with her other kids---despite kids--despite her future family clearly mirroring her current one (complaining older daughter, two serene younger sons), neither ''looks'' like their avuncular counterparts. On the other hand, Xavier's blond hair ''does'' bring to mind who his ''father'' might be...be…



* [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3 Mario and Luigi]]'s 13th-century ancestors look similar to their modern counterparts, except they wear... [[Main/HollywoodCostuming 16th-century armor]]?

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3 Mario and Luigi]]'s 13th-century ancestors look similar to their modern counterparts, except they wear... wear… [[Main/HollywoodCostuming 16th-century armor]]?



* In one documentary of Joni Mitchell, clips from interviews with her starting decades ago are mixed in with the images, and it's very clear how her voice changed from when she was young to the modern day. Then, at the end, Mitchell meets back up with her genetic daughter she had put up for adoption -- and her daughter's voice sounds just like hers from when she was young. (They do look different, though.)

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* In one documentary of Joni Mitchell, clips from interviews with her starting decades ago are mixed in with the images, and it's very clear how her voice changed from when she was young to the modern day. Then, at the end, Mitchell meets back up with her genetic daughter she had put up for adoption -- and adoption--and her daughter's voice sounds just like hers from when she was young. (They do look different, though.)



* The British Royal Family may in fact be made of this trope. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1222921/The-throne-clones-How-Royal-Family-inherited-just-titles.html Behold!]] While that picture of Edward I being compared to Prince William is clearly an 18th- or 19th-century rendition (he lived in the 13th century), many of the other, more recent ancestral pictures on the page play it straight.

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* The British Royal Family may in fact be made of this trope. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1222921/The-throne-clones-How-Royal-Family-inherited-just-titles.html Behold!]] While that picture of Edward I being compared to Prince William is clearly an 18th- or 18th--or 19th-century rendition (he lived in the 13th century), many of the other, more recent ancestral pictures on the page play it straight.



--> '''Martin:''' It did when I came in here....

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--> '''Martin:''' It did when I came in here....here…



* After over 3 centuries, Japanese figure skater Oda Nobunari retains a strong physical resemblance to his famous ancestor OdaNobunaga. Though the resemblances sorta stop there...

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* After over 3 centuries, Japanese figure skater Oda Nobunari retains a strong physical resemblance to his famous ancestor OdaNobunaga. Though the resemblances sorta stop there...there…



* Creator/SeanPertwee, the son of the late ''Franchise/DoctorWho'' actor Creator/JonPertwee heavily resembles his father - an altered picture combining his face with his father's hair and costume shows just how close the resemblance is leading to fans suggesting he could possibly reprise his father's role as the [[Characters/DoctorWhoClassicSeriesDoctors Third Doctor]] [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3129607/Sean-Pertwee-looks-just-like-Doctor-star-father-Jon.html in the revived series. ]]

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* Creator/SeanPertwee, the son of the late ''Franchise/DoctorWho'' actor Creator/JonPertwee heavily resembles his father - an father--an altered picture combining his face with his father's hair and costume shows just how close the resemblance is leading to fans suggesting he could possibly reprise his father's role as the [[Characters/DoctorWhoClassicSeriesDoctors Third Doctor]] [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3129607/Sean-Pertwee-looks-just-like-Doctor-star-father-Jon.html in the revived series. ]]



* In his youth, Charles-Louis Cadet de Gassicourt, Napoleon's pharmacist, looked nearly identical to his father... his biological father, that is. Given that the father in question was King Louis XV, people could not help but comment on this.

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* In his youth, Charles-Louis Cadet de Gassicourt, Napoleon's pharmacist, looked nearly identical to his father... father… his biological father, that is. Given that the father in question was King Louis XV, people could not help but comment on this.
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* If you subscribe to the theory that ''Anime/MaiOtome'' is set in the future of ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}},'' then this would apply, surname changes aside.

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* If you subscribe to the theory that ''Anime/MaiOtome'' is set in the future of ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}},'' ''Anime/MaiHime,'' then this would apply, surname changes aside.
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* This trope is key to solving a puzzle in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky''. Apparently Kloe is a close enough resemblance to her ancestor [[spoiler:Celeste D. Auslese]] that a computer who has said ancestor listed as a registered user will grant her access if she claims to be her. The ancestor in question had been dead for nearly '''twelve centuries'''.
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* Shura Kirigakure from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' looks identical to her ancestor Tatsuko. This is because [[spoiler: Tatsuko's decendants are cursed to look just like her]]
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