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23rd May '18 10:49:09 PM DanaO
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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Mark deliberately gains huge amounts of weight so that "not even a one-eyed sniper in a rainstorm at midnight a kilometer away" could mistake him for his clone-brother Miles.

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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Mark deliberately gains huge amounts of weight so that "not even a one-eyed sniper in a rainstorm at midnight a kilometer away" could mistake him for his clone-brother Miles. This is also a subversion in that being a clone of Miles means Mark ''already'' should look nothing like him, as a great deal of Miles's appearance stems from an irreproducable congenital condition (caused by chemical weapon exposure in the womb). A great deal of Mark's childhood was spent undergoing surgeries to systematically cripple him to ''make'' him look identical; he cultivated eating disorders as one coping mechanism and finds them still convenient.



* In the ''Literature/GarrettPI'' novels, Garrett makes the groll brothers, [[GenderBlenderName Doris and Marsha]], wear different hats so he can tell which is which.

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* In the ''Literature/GarrettPI'' novels, Garrett makes the groll brothers, [[GenderBlenderName Doris and Marsha]], wear different hats so he can tell which is which. (He needs nothing to tell them apart from their third triplet, Dojango, who looks nothing like either, explained as all three of them having different mothers. However that works for grolls.)
1st May '18 11:37:10 AM JJHIL325
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** Huey, Dewey, and Louie from the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts and ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse dress in a ChromaticArrangement of hats and shirts (Huey being red, Dewey being blue, and Louie being green -- usually). In the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse they wear black shirts and frequently go hatless -- and when they ''do'' wear hats it's not a given that the colorist will follow the "official" colors, leaving it impossible at times to tell who's who. In one comic story from Don Rosa, Huey, Dewey, and Louie are shown to actually differences... It's just that they're subtle enough that only themselves and Donald (who is revealed to be able to see details as subtle as flea prints on a donut) can tell them apart without the hats. That doesn't prevent the triplets from taking offense by anyone else's inability to tell them apart. By ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'', DivergentCharacterEvolution has given them different hairstyles and fashion choices (as well as more unique personality traits) while still keeping the color scheme. ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' goes a similar route by giving them different fashion choices and hairstyles while still keeping the color scheme; Huey wears a red T-shirt and is the only one to still wear a hat, Dewey wears a blue T-shirt over a long-sleeved shirt and has a hairstyle that sticks up, and Louie wears a green hoodie.

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** Huey, Dewey, and Louie from the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts and ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse dress in a ChromaticArrangement of hats and shirts (Huey being red, Dewey being blue, and Louie being green -- usually). In the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse they wear black shirts and frequently go hatless -- and when they ''do'' wear hats it's not a given that the colorist will follow the "official" colors, leaving it impossible at times to tell who's who. In one comic story from Don Rosa, Huey, Dewey, and Louie are shown to actually differences... It's just that they're subtle enough that only themselves and Donald (who is revealed to be able to see details as subtle as flea prints on a donut) can tell them apart without the hats. That doesn't prevent the triplets from taking offense by anyone else's inability to tell them apart. By ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'', DivergentCharacterEvolution has given them different hairstyles and fashion choices (as well as more unique personality traits) while still keeping the color scheme. ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' goes a similar route by giving them different fashion choices and hairstyles while still keeping the color scheme; Huey wears a red T-shirt polo shirt and is the only one to still wear a hat, Dewey wears a blue T-shirt over a long-sleeved shirt and has a hairstyle that sticks up, and Louie wears a green hoodie.
16th Apr '18 3:51:15 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': In the 1987 series, the turtles were physically identical, the only visual difference between any of them being the color of their eyemasks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': In the 1987 series, the turtles were physically identical, the only visual difference differences between any of them being the color of their eyemasks.bandannas and the initials on their belt buckles.
25th Mar '18 4:40:00 PM rjd1922
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** Invoked in an episode. Cody decides to dye his hair "Honey Mist Auburn" so that people would be able to tell him from Zack. To quote the episode: "Honey, you missed auburn big-time." He ended up as a redhead, and ironically was forced to do a TwinSwitch for an interview. In Real Life, you could tell Dylan Sprouse from his brother because Cole (Cody) has a more gaunt face than Dylan. This also meant that as time progressed, it got much less difficult to tell the two apart.

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** Invoked in an episode. Cody decides to dye his hair "Honey Mist Auburn" so that people would be able to tell him from Zack. To quote the episode: "Honey, you missed auburn big-time." He ended up as a redhead, with fire engine red hair, and ironically was forced to do a TwinSwitch for an interview. In Real Life, you could tell Dylan Sprouse from his brother because Cole (Cody) has a more gaunt face than Dylan. This also meant that as time progressed, it got much less difficult to tell the two apart.



* In the pilot movie for ''Series/{{Out of Jimmys Head}}'', Crocco says that he can tell Golly and Dolly apart because Dolly wears a bow. This received a CallBack in a later episode, where Dolly loses her bow and Crocco mistakes her for Golly.

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* In ''Re-Animated'', the pilot movie PilotMovie for ''Series/{{Out of Jimmys Head}}'', ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead'', Crocco says that he can tell Golly and Dolly apart because Dolly wears a bow. This received a CallBack in a later episode, where Dolly loses her bow and Crocco mistakes her for Golly.
24th Mar '18 7:43:47 AM Monolaf317
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* ''Manga/GoToubunNoHanayome'': Since the quintuplets facially look the same (along with their voices and bust size), the mangaka gives the girls various shades of pink hair in the color pages, as well as accessories, to better help identify them.
** Ichika has the shortest hair of the girls, and she has a piercing in her right ear.
** Nino wears butterflies-shaped ribbons on both sides of her hair.
** Miku has headphones she usually wears.
** Yotsuba wears a ribbon atop her head.
** Itsuki wears star-shaped hairclips.
16th Mar '18 1:46:18 PM StFan
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module [=EX2=] ''The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror'', which was inspired by Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' stories. T. Deeous and T. Diumm (a ShoutOut to Tweedledee and Tweedledum) look exactly alike, except for the ties that secure their jackets: one is russet-red, one is plum colored.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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* In ''{{Webcomic/Transmission}}'' identical twins Russell and Reggie wear green and orange tops respectively to tell them apart.

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* In ''{{Webcomic/Transmission}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Transmission}}'' identical twins Russell and Reggie wear green and orange tops respectively to tell them apart.



* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' furry creatures Molly and Golly are distinguishable mostly by the fact that Golly likes to wear ''clothes,'' while Molly relies on her furriness to let her run around in the buff.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' furry creatures Molly and Golly are distinguishable mostly by the fact that Golly likes to wear ''clothes,'' ''clothes'', while Molly relies on her furriness to let her run around in the buff.



* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', [[http://sssscomic.tumblr.com/post/151251791300/well-well-somehow-i-finished-drawing-todays The author drew a picture of main character Mikkel with his twin brother Michael]]. Michael doesn't wear Mikkel's sideburns, is much better at the whole smiling thing (the corners of Mikkel's mouth tend to come across as physically unable to bend upwards in th comic proper) and is technically the oldest according to the picture's description.

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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'', [[http://sssscomic.tumblr.com/post/151251791300/well-well-somehow-i-finished-drawing-todays The author drew a picture of main character Mikkel with his twin brother Michael]]. Michael doesn't wear Mikkel's sideburns, is much better at the whole smiling thing (the corners of Mikkel's mouth tend to come across as physically unable to bend upwards in th comic proper) and is technically the oldest according to the picture's description.



* [[http://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/File:MPost5023-b53f3a9139_o.jpg This]] poster demonstrates the reliability of such things when applied to twin teenage girls. (specifically, [[Website/GaiaOnline the Von Helson sisters]])
** It's even less reliable when one knows the characters shown in that image are ''both'' AffablyEvil [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires.]] Though after certain events involving a DisneyVillainDeath, they reappeared, this time with one sporting an [[EyepatchAfterTimeSkip eyepatch]] and [[GoodScarsEvilScars a nifty new facial feature.]]

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* [[http://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/File:MPost5023-b53f3a9139_o.jpg This]] poster demonstrates the reliability of such things when applied to twin teenage girls. girls (specifically, [[Website/GaiaOnline the Von Helson sisters]])
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sisters]]). It's even less reliable when one knows the characters shown in that image are ''both'' AffablyEvil [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires.]] Though after certain events involving a DisneyVillainDeath, they reappeared, this time with one sporting an [[EyepatchAfterTimeSkip eyepatch]] and [[GoodScarsEvilScars a nifty new facial feature.]]



* While actually magical clones instead of twins, the two Papa Smurfs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Papa Smurf, Papa Smurf" are each given a different colored feather in their cap to distinguish between the two Papa Smurfs. When the two Papa Smurfs finally merge back into one near the end of the episode, the single Papa Smurf ends up wearing both feathers in his cap.
** The same episode also had Gargamel gaining a magical clone. They were distinguishable by different injuries and bandaged areas (one had bandages around his head and the other bandaged his nose). When the two merge, the single Gargamel had both bandages on his head and nose.

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While actually magical clones instead of twins, the two Papa Smurfs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' the episode "Papa Smurf, Papa Smurf" are each given a different colored feather in their cap to distinguish between the two Papa Smurfs. When the two Papa Smurfs finally merge back into one near the end of the episode, the single Papa Smurf ends up wearing both feathers in his cap.
** The same episode also had has Gargamel gaining a magical clone. They were are distinguishable by different injuries and bandaged areas (one had has bandages around his head and the other bandaged his nose). When the two merge, the single Gargamel had has both bandages on his head and nose.



16th Mar '18 8:38:08 AM Oecchi
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* The Nishigori triplets from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' can be told apart by their [[ColorCodedCharacters differently-colored outfits]] and hairstyles; Axel wears purple and has GirlishPigtails, Lutz wears light blue and has her hair in a bun, and Loop wears pink and has a ponytail.

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* The Nishigori triplets from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' can be told apart by their hairstyles and [[ColorCodedCharacters differently-colored outfits]] and hairstyles; color-coded outfits]]; Axel has GirlishPigtails and wears purple and has GirlishPigtails, purple, Lutz wears light blue and has her hair in a bun, bun and wears light blue, and Loop has a ponytail and wears pink and has a ponytail.pink.
16th Mar '18 1:46:07 AM PaulA
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* This was an important factor in the ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2016 HITMAN]]''' Elusive Target contract "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Twin]]". The target was one of a pair of identical twin brothers who look, dress and act exactly the same, the only difference being that the target twin wore an expensive, one-of-a-kind wristwatch. Since harming the wrong twin in any way would fail the mission, keen observation skills were a necessity here.

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* This was an important factor in the ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2016 HITMAN]]''' ''VideoGame/{{Hitman|2016}}'' Elusive Target contract "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Twin]]". The target was one of a pair of identical twin brothers who look, dress and act exactly the same, the only difference being that the target twin wore an expensive, one-of-a-kind wristwatch. Since harming the wrong twin in any way would fail the mission, keen observation skills were a necessity here.


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* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', Barry and Larry look identical except for the colors of their shirts and one of them has slightly more hair.
26th Feb '18 12:33:45 AM Pichu-kun
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* Natalya and Sofiya from ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' are actually fraternal twins however they have a strong resemblance nevertheless. Natalya is a sum taller than Sofiya, has a bigger chest, and wears her hair short.
26th Feb '18 12:12:37 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub,'' where the twins can be told apart from how they comb their hair. [[spoiler: This is later taken to its expected conclusion when the twins finally ''do'' change enough emotionally that they want to look different and be individuals; they achieve this by one dying his hair black.]]
** Subverted in the anime, when Hikaru and Kaoru get fed up with being identical and dye their hair pink and blue. [[spoiler: It ended up being another game to mess with everyone.]] In the anime they also have different voice actors.

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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub,'' where the twins can be told apart from how they comb their hair. [[spoiler: This is later taken to its expected conclusion when the twins finally ''do'' change enough emotionally that they want to look different and be individuals; they achieve this by one dying his hair black.]]
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]] Subverted in the anime, when Hikaru and Kaoru get fed up with being identical and dye their hair pink and blue. [[spoiler: It ended up being another game to mess with everyone.]] In the anime they also have different voice actors.



* In most versions of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', Tweedledum and Tweedledee have their names embroidered in their collars.
** In Tenniel's illustrations, they are mirror images of each other, which was probably Carroll's intention.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Fred and George Weasley are identical enough that they're seen pulling a TwinSwitch on their own mother. Mrs. Weasley will routinely make them jumpers with F and G on them ("[[HilarityEnsues For Gred and Forge]]" the twins joke). In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', [[spoiler: George loses his ear getting Harry to safety. One of the first things the twins tell their mother is now she can tell them apart. ...And then Fred dies in the final battle at Hogwarts which, while tragic, probably makes telling the difference even easier.]]
** In the film adaptations, they can be told apart by their voices, as James Phelps (Fred) has a slightly deeper voice than Oliver Phelps (George).

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* In most versions of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', Tweedledum and Tweedledee have their names embroidered in their collars.
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collars. In Tenniel's illustrations, they are mirror images of each other, which was probably Carroll's intention.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Fred and George Weasley are identical enough that they're seen pulling a TwinSwitch on their own mother. Mrs. Weasley will routinely make them jumpers with F and G on them ("[[HilarityEnsues For Gred and Forge]]" the twins joke). In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', [[spoiler: George loses his ear getting Harry to safety. One of the first things the twins tell their mother is now she can tell them apart. ...And then Fred dies in the final battle at Hogwarts which, while tragic, probably makes telling the difference even easier.]]
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]] In the film adaptations, they can be told apart by their voices, as James Phelps (Fred) has a slightly deeper voice than Oliver Phelps (George).



* Although ''canonically'', [[EvilTwin Beyond Birthday]] [[IJustWantToBeYou dresses exactly the same as L]] in ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'', {{Fanon}} will ''usually'' either depict him as [[BloodIsTheNewBlack splattered with blood]] and/or [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience wearing a black shirt]], particularly in {{Cosplay}}, or works where he and L will appear together.
** Also, BB is usually (though not always) depicted with neater hair than L, for the same reason.

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* Although ''canonically'', [[EvilTwin Beyond Birthday]] [[IJustWantToBeYou dresses exactly the same as L]] in ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'', {{Fanon}} will ''usually'' either depict him as [[BloodIsTheNewBlack splattered with blood]] and/or [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience wearing a black shirt]], particularly in {{Cosplay}}, or works where he and L will appear together.
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together. Also, BB is usually (though not always) depicted with neater hair than L, for the same reason.



* The only way to tell the twins apart in ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'' is that Astra has a SkunkStripe in her hair while Allura didn't. This one is semi justified by Astra explaining that twins were rare on their planet, so they looked alike to deliberately {{Troll}} everyone. Even so, Kara immediately recognises the woman she's confronted with as her aunt rather than her mother. Also, J'onn almost always appears as Hank Henshaw. When the real Henshaw returns, there's an easy way to tell them apart: the real Henshaw is now a cyborg with a [[ElectronicEyes glowing red eye]], and half of his face is made of metal.

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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'':
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The only way to tell the twins apart in ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'' is that Astra has a SkunkStripe in her hair while Allura didn't. This one is semi justified by Astra explaining that twins were rare on their planet, so they looked alike to deliberately {{Troll}} everyone. Even so, Kara immediately recognises the woman she's confronted with as her aunt rather than her mother. mother.
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Also, J'onn almost always appears as Hank Henshaw. When the real Henshaw returns, there's an easy way to tell them apart: the real Henshaw is now a cyborg with a [[ElectronicEyes glowing red eye]], and half of his face is made of metal.



* Natalya and Sofiya from ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' are actually fraternal twins however they have an extremely strong resemblance nevertheless. Natalya is slightly taller than Sofiya, has heterochromia eyes, has a bigger chest, and wears her hair short with red highlights.

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* Natalya and Sofiya from ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' are actually fraternal twins however they have an extremely a strong resemblance nevertheless. Natalya is slightly a sum taller than Sofiya, has heterochromia eyes, has a bigger chest, and wears her hair short with red highlights.short.
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