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7th Sep '17 8:21:47 PM PaulA
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* In ''The Doom of the Darnaways'', one of Creator/GKChesterton's ''Literature/FatherBrown'' stories, Chesterton subverts the trope: Father Brown concludes that [[spoiler:the painting of the ancestor was a fraud, being a painting of the heir]] so that he would appear to have such a resemblance to the ancestor.
** But played straight in ''The Worst Crime in the World'', a later ''Literature/FatherBrown'' story. Sir John Musgrave and his son Captain James Musgrave share a family resemblance strong enough that [[spoiler: the son can kill his father and impersonate him by shaving his beard and wearing a wig.]]
* In ''[[Literature/SherlockHolmes The Hound of the Baskervilles]]'', Jack Stapleton looks exactly like his ancestor, Hugo Baskerville, except without "the broad plumed hat, the curling love-locks, [and] the white lace collar."

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* In ''The Doom of the Darnaways'', one of Creator/GKChesterton's ''Literature/FatherBrown'' stories, stories:
** In "The Doom of the Darnaways",
Chesterton subverts the trope: Father Brown concludes that [[spoiler:the painting of the ancestor was a fraud, being a painting of the heir]] so that he would appear to have such a resemblance to the ancestor.
** But played straight in ''The In "The Worst Crime in the World'', a later ''Literature/FatherBrown'' story. World", Sir John Musgrave and his son Captain James Musgrave share a family resemblance strong enough that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the son can kill his father and impersonate him by shaving his beard and wearing a wig.]]
wig]].
* In ''[[Literature/SherlockHolmes The Hound of the Baskervilles]]'', ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'', Jack Stapleton looks exactly like his ancestor, Hugo Baskerville, except without "the broad plumed hat, the curling love-locks, [and] the white lace collar."
7th Sep '17 8:19:58 PM PaulA
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* ''The Haunted Palace'', Creator/RogerCorman's 1963 adaptation of ''[[Creator/HPLovecraft The Case of Charles Dexter Ward]]'', not only cast Creator/VincentPrice as Charles Ward and his warlock ancestor Joseph Curwen, but also used the same actors to play both the men who'd burned Curwen at the stake ''and'' their descendants whom he returned from the grave to take revenge upon.

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* ''The Haunted Palace'', Creator/RogerCorman's 1963 adaptation of ''[[Creator/HPLovecraft The Case of Charles Dexter Ward]]'', ''Literature/TheCaseOfCharlesDexterWard'', not only cast Creator/VincentPrice as Charles Ward and his warlock ancestor Joseph Curwen, but also used the same actors to play both the men who'd burned Curwen at the stake ''and'' their descendants whom he returned from the grave to take revenge upon.



* JustifiedTrope via AppliedPhlebotinum: In Creator/HPLovecraft's short story ''The Case of Charles Dexter Ward,'' the eponymous character notices his uncanny resemblance to the portraits of his sorcerous ancestor, Joseph Curwen, [[spoiler:who apparently cast a spell that ensured one of his descendants would look like him, inherit his knowledge, and be compelled to attempt to resurrect him. Shorty after Curwen has been resurrected by Ward, the sorcerer kills the young man, and proceeds to masquerade as him.]]
** [[spoiler: The same story also features Simon Orne, a fellow sorcerer and ally of Curwen, who left Salem when his failure to age began to attract attention. He returned thirty years later, posing as his own son. In the present day (1928) he's ''still'' alive, living in Czechoslovakia under another alias and keeping in correspondence with his old buddy.]]

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* JustifiedTrope via AppliedPhlebotinum: In Creator/HPLovecraft's short story ''The Case of Charles Dexter Ward,'' novel ''Literature/TheCaseOfCharlesDexterWard'', the eponymous character notices his uncanny resemblance to the portraits of his sorcerous ancestor, Joseph Curwen, [[spoiler:who apparently cast a spell that ensured one of his descendants would look like him, inherit his knowledge, and be compelled to attempt to resurrect him. Shorty after Curwen has been resurrected by Ward, the sorcerer kills the young man, and proceeds to masquerade as him.]]
** [[spoiler: The same story also features Simon Orne, a fellow sorcerer and ally of Curwen, who left Salem when his failure to age began to attract attention. He returned thirty years later, posing as his own son. In the present day (1928) he's ''still'' alive, living in Czechoslovakia under another alias and keeping in correspondence with his old buddy.
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2nd Sep '17 3:00:38 PM Katie-P
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10027490 Operation Epic Beer Run]]'', a ''Film/TheMartian'' fic, [[Creator/SebastianStan Dr. Beck]] tells a story from his med school days and notes that one of the uncles he mentions in the story is often mistaken for his father since they look so much alike. It's never explicitly stated but strongly implied that this uncle is [[spoiler: Bucky Barnes]] under a cover identity.
19th Jul '17 4:52:24 PM AsForMyHandle
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->'''Ron Stoppable:''' Okay, you know what, [[LampshadeHanging this is just getting ludicrous!]][[note]]The only proper response after learning that the heroine, her two sidekicks, her coach, her arch-villain, and TheDragon are all covered by this trope.[[/note]]

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->'''Ron Stoppable:''' Okay, you know what, [[LampshadeHanging what, this is just getting ludicrous!]][[note]]The ludicrous![[note]]The only proper response after learning that the heroine, her two sidekicks, her coach, her arch-villain, and TheDragon are all covered by this trope.[[/note]]
16th Jul '17 9:54:38 AM nombretomado
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** The ''Call of Duty 4'' Captain Price is remarkably less polite than his predecessor, it must be said. They also sound rather different (Billy Murray for modern Price, compared to Michael Gough ([[NamesTheSame not]] [[Film/{{Batman}} that one]] for WW2 Price).

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** The ''Call of Duty 4'' Captain Price is remarkably less polite than his predecessor, it must be said. They also sound rather different (Billy Murray for modern Price, compared to Michael Gough ([[NamesTheSame not]] [[Film/{{Batman}} that one]] for WW2 [=WW2=] Price).
12th Jul '17 10:28:42 PM jormis29
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* The ancestor that ForrestGump was named after (KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest) is also played by Creator/TomHanks; [[DeathSeeker Lieutenant Dan's]] ancestors are ''all'' played by Gary Sinise.

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* The ancestor that ForrestGump was named after (KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest) is also played by Creator/TomHanks; [[DeathSeeker Lieutenant Dan's]] ancestors are ''all'' played by Gary Sinise.Creator/GarySinise.
12th Jul '17 9:22:49 PM ultimomant
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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'': In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Kenneth Choi plays WWII hero Jim Morita. In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Choi plays Principal Morita, who is Jim's grandson (Jim's medals and a photo of him are displayed in his office).
12th Jul '17 1:10:08 PM Malady
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* Lampshaded in the third ''[[ThePendragonAdventure Pendragon]]'' book. A young minor character that Bobby Pendragon and friends meet in 1937 is still alive in the present. In order to explain why they haven't aged at all, Bobby's friend Gunny tells him that they're [[MyGrandsonMyself the grandsons]] of the people he met in 1937.

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* Lampshaded in the third ''[[ThePendragonAdventure ''[[Literature/ThePendragonAdventure Pendragon]]'' book. A young minor character that Bobby Pendragon and friends meet in 1937 is still alive in the present. In order to explain why they haven't aged at all, Bobby's friend Gunny tells him that they're [[MyGrandsonMyself the grandsons]] of the people he met in 1937.
6th Jul '17 5:43:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', the resemblance between [[spoiler:Katia and her grandmother, Sophia,]] is so strong that even the game's main antagonist confuses the two. Considering that [[spoiler:he's mistaking Katia for his estranged lover and he's really her ''grandfather'']], it's no wonder the poor girl gets a little distressed before she finally gets a chance to explain.
* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxTheDevilsPlayhouse'' episode "The Tomb of Sammun-Mak," you play as their grandfathers, Sameth and Maximus.
** Also, Nicholas St. Kringle is implied to be the ancestor of Santa Claus.

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* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', the resemblance between [[spoiler:Katia and her grandmother, Sophia,]] is so strong that even the game's main antagonist confuses the two. Considering that [[spoiler:he's mistaking Katia for his estranged lover and he's really her ''grandfather'']], it's no wonder the poor girl gets a little distressed before she finally gets a chance to explain.
* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxTheDevilsPlayhouse'' ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxTheDevilsPlayhouse'':
** In the
episode "The Tomb of Sammun-Mak," you play as their grandfathers, Sameth and Maximus.
** Also, Nicholas St. Kringle is implied to be the ancestor of Santa Claus.
5th Jul '17 9:54:05 PM infernape612
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