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6th Jan '18 2:28:26 PM nighttrainfm
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* Played for drama with the 12th Doctor (PeterCapaldi), who spends much of his early days trying to figure out how he ended up with that specific face. It turns out he subconsciously chose it in honor of a human the 10th Doctor saved, also played by PeterCapaldi

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* ** Played for drama with the 12th Twelfth Doctor (PeterCapaldi), (Creator/PeterCapaldi), who spends much of his early days trying to figure out how he ended up with that specific face. It turns out he subconsciously chose it in honor of a human the 10th Tenth Doctor saved, also played by PeterCapaldiCreator/PeterCapaldi.
2nd Jan '18 12:31:59 PM AuspiciousVaranine
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* Played for drama with the 12th Doctor (PeterCapaldi), who spends much of his early days trying to figure out how he ended up with that specific face. It turns out he subconsciously chose it in honor of a human the 10th Doctor saved, also played by PeterCapaldi
31st Dec '17 6:36:01 PM PDL
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** There have been subversions. There was a buff, tanned Joy that desired to stand out from her kin, an oddball Kalos Jenny who would often go outside dressed in "casual attire" (including a different hairstyle) instead of staying at the Pokemon Center, as well as another time with a tough-acting CowboyCop Jenny who loves to take out criminal scum by... bowling. Also, while most Jennys use Arcanine as partners, others have different tastes in Pokémon. [[note]]The Jenny on Mandarin Island uses a Gastly, the one in Cattalia City uses a Spinarak (as does the whole police force), the Squirtle Squad (led by Ash's Squirtle) helps the one in Vermillion City, a Jenny in a village in Johto uses a Wobbuffet, one in another in Johto has a Jumpluff, one in a town between Hoenn and Kanto has a Pidgeot, the one in Petalburg City had a Parasect, Tangela, and a Meganium, the one in Eterna City used a Stunky, the aforementioned Jenny who took the more "hands on" approach had a Chatot, and the Jenny of Melemele Island has a Gumshoos.[[/note]] ''Best Wishes'' shows that Unova has somewhat different Jennys and Joys. Both have different uniforms compared to the other regions, and Jenny's hair is a lot shorter.\\\

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** There have been subversions. There was a buff, tanned Joy that desired to stand out from her kin, an oddball Kalos Jenny who would often go outside dressed in "casual attire" (including a different hairstyle) instead of staying at the Pokemon Center, as well as another time with a tough-acting CowboyCop Jenny who loves to take out criminal scum by... bowling. Also, while most Jennys use Arcanine as partners, others have different tastes in Pokémon. [[note]]The Jenny on Mandarin Island uses a Gastly, the one in Cattalia City uses a Spinarak (as does the whole police force), the Squirtle Squad (led by Ash's Squirtle) helps the one in Vermillion City, a Jenny in a village in Johto uses a Wobbuffet, one in another in Johto has a Jumpluff, one in a town between Hoenn and Kanto has a Pidgeot, the one in Petalburg City had a Parasect, Tangela, and a Meganium, the one in Eterna City used a Stunky, the aforementioned Jenny who took the more "hands on" approach had a Chatot, and the Jenny of Melemele Island has a Gumshoos.[[/note]] ''Best Wishes'' shows that Unova has somewhat different Jennys and Joys. Both have different uniforms compared to the other regions, and Jenny's hair is a lot shorter. Later series would redesign them and give them different standard starting Pokémon.\\\
26th Dec '17 7:50:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' Irma and her mother Anna look like the same person at different ages, so it comes as a genuine surprise when, during a fight, Irma throws in Anna's face the fact she's her ''step''mother. {{Averted}} in the cartoon adaptation, where they're biologically related (or at least it's not mentioned).

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* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'':
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Irma and her mother Anna look like the same person at different ages, so it comes as a genuine surprise when, during a fight, Irma throws in Anna's face the fact she's her ''step''mother. {{Averted}} in the cartoon adaptation, where they're biologically related (or at least it's not mentioned).



* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', every town has the same resident shopkeeper, the same postal employees, the same museum curator, the same policemen, mayor (ex-mayor in ''New Leaf'') and same mayoral assistant. While there are [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters hundreds]] of animal villagers who can move into town, it isn't uncommon to encounter the same villager that you have in your town in another person's town.

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* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', every town has the same resident shopkeeper, the same postal employees, the same museum curator, the same policemen, mayor (ex-mayor in ''New Leaf'') Leaf''), and same mayoral assistant. While there are [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters hundreds]] of animal villagers who can move into town, it isn't uncommon to encounter the same villager that you have in your town in another person's town.


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* Yokai of one type in ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' all look alike. So, there can be multiple different Jibanyan or Frostina but they all look the same.
15th Nov '17 4:07:19 PM Seanette
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** The {{CMOT Dibbler}}s (known by fans as [[{{Doppleganger}} Dibbleganagers]]), who due to the "laws of narrative" have [[UndergroundMonkey a slightly different version]] as part of every culture on the Disc, complete with appropriate name and CatchPhrase ([[LandDownUnder Fair Go Dibbler]], [[ShangriLa May-I-Never-Achieve-Enlightenment Dhiblang]], [[{{Wutai}} Disembowel-Meself-Honourably Dibhala]]...). Various characters who know the original wonder what would happen if two of them were put in each other's presence (a small explosion is a likely guess).

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** The {{CMOT Dibbler}}s (known by fans as [[{{Doppleganger}} [[{{Doppelganger}} Dibbleganagers]]), who due to the "laws of narrative" have [[UndergroundMonkey a slightly different version]] as part of every culture on the Disc, complete with appropriate name and CatchPhrase ([[LandDownUnder Fair Go Dibbler]], [[ShangriLa May-I-Never-Achieve-Enlightenment Dhiblang]], [[{{Wutai}} Disembowel-Meself-Honourably Dibhala]]...). Various characters who know the original wonder what would happen if two of them were put in each other's presence (a small explosion is a likely guess).
10th Nov '17 4:25:28 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Taken to a head in the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''; the below are just a ''few'' examples:

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** Taken to a head in the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''; ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' (as they all take place in the same continuity); the below are just a ''few'' examples:



*** And then he appears in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''; though it's technically set in the same time period as most of the other MCU films, it takes place in a different galaxy than Earth's. He's even listed in the credits as a [[HumanAlien Xandarian]] instead of a human.

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*** And then he appears in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''; though it's While ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is technically set in the same time period as most of the other MCU films, it takes place in a different galaxy than Earth's.Earth's, yet Stan Lee still makes an appearance. He's even listed in the credits as a [[HumanAlien Xandarian]] instead of a human.
10th Nov '17 4:22:04 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Similarly, there are Stan Lee's cameos in almost every Marvel movie; with a few possible exceptions, each is a different character.
** It's conceivable that the Stans in the ''Spider-Man'' series are all the same guy, but the Stan in ''X-Men: The Last Stand'' is in a flashback and would have to be twenty years older than the Stans in the first two films.
** In ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', he plays a security guard who ends up getting mauled by the Gamma Dogs.
** In ''Film/FantasticFour'' Stan plays mailman Willy Lumpkin, but in the sequel he identifies himself by name as Stan Lee.
** In ''Film/IronMan1'' he's mistaken for Hugh Hefner (his back is turned), he probably ''is'' THE Hugh Hefner, or possibly just some other guy named "Hef" who likes the ladies.
** Also in ''Film/IronMan2'', he's either mistaken for or ''is'' Larry King.
** And there is one in ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' that's also in a flashback, saved from an incoming car by kid!Matt, only to realize surprised that the kid who "saw" the car is blind. He's likely the old man kid!Matt saved in the comics.
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' shows him to be alive and look exactly the same age in the 1940s. Possibly a case of IdenticalGrandson?
** And then he appears in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', that while set in modern times is on, you know, a completely different planet and all.
** In ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' he up and dies, which puts herbicide on... [[ComicBookDeath Most]]... EpilepticTrees that could make all his appearances the same character.
*** Well, all we see is him dropping the drink, and a vague line about having a bad reaction. He may have survived.
** A leading fan theory is that Stan Lee is playing the same character in all of these appearances; Uatu, the Watcher.[[spoiler: His cameo in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' confirms that, although he may not be Uatu, he is at least a Watcher informant. He is shown boring them with a story of his time as a [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar FedEx agent]]]]

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* Similarly, there There are Stan Lee's Creator/StanLee cameos in almost every Marvel Creator/{{Marvel}} movie; with a few possible exceptions, each is a different character.
** It's conceivable that the Stans in the ''Spider-Man'' series ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'' are all the same guy, but the Stan in ''X-Men: The Last Stand'' ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' is in a flashback and would have to be twenty years older than the Stans Stan in the first two films.
''Film/XMen1''.
** In ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', he plays a security guard who ends up getting mauled by the Gamma Dogs.
** In ''Film/FantasticFour''
''Film/FantasticFour2005'', Stan plays mailman Willy Lumpkin, but in the sequel ''Rise of the Silver Surfer'' he identifies himself by name as Stan Lee.
** Taken to a head in the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''; the below are just a ''few'' examples:
***
In ''Film/IronMan1'' he's mistaken for Hugh Hefner (his back is turned), turned); he probably either ''is'' THE Hugh Hefner, or possibly just some other guy named "Hef" who likes the ladies.
** Also in
ladies. In ''Film/IronMan2'', he's either mistaken for or ''is'' Larry King.
** And there is one in ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' that's also in a flashback, saved from an incoming car by kid!Matt, only to realize surprised that the kid who "saw" the car is blind. He's likely the old man kid!Matt saved in the comics.
**
*** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' shows him to be alive and look exactly the same age in the 1940s. Possibly a case of IdenticalGrandson?
** *** And then he appears in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', that while ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''; though it's technically set in modern times is on, you know, the same time period as most of the other MCU films, it takes place in a completely different planet and all.
** In ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' he up and dies, which puts herbicide on... [[ComicBookDeath Most]]... EpilepticTrees that could make all his appearances
galaxy than Earth's. He's even listed in the same character.
credits as a [[HumanAlien Xandarian]] instead of a human.
*** Well, all we see is him dropping the drink, and a vague line about having a bad reaction. He may have survived.
**
A leading fan theory is that Stan Lee is playing the same character in all of these appearances; Uatu, Uatu the Watcher.[[spoiler: His Watcher. [[spoiler:His cameo in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' confirms that, although he may not be Uatu, he is at least a Watcher informant. He is shown boring them the Watchers with a story of his time as a [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar FedEx agent]]]] agent in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.]]
10th Nov '17 1:52:14 AM Everdream
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* Most animals that are not domesticated all look the same as the others of their species of their age and/or [[BizarreSexualDimorphism sex to humans.]] This is because of a variety of reasons. Part of this simply is us not being wired to tell animals apart as good as we do people, and can be overcome by spending time around animals of a certain species. Many animals rely more on their sense of smell and/or hearing to tell each other apart because these senses are well developed and their vision is less important to them as a sense, and so have less psychical variety. Prey animals are commonly eaten by predators they are too distinct because it makes it easier to target them, so they all tend to look the same. And many animals do have distinct spots or stripes they very easily use to tell each other apart, but this falls under the first problem of humans not being well-adapted to notice this so they tend to blend together to us regardless.

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* Most animals that are not domesticated all look the same as the others of their species of their age and/or [[BizarreSexualDimorphism sex to humans.]] This is because of a variety of reasons. Part (but not all) of this simply is us not being wired to tell animals apart as good as we do people, and can be overcome by spending time around animals of a certain species. Many animals rely more on their sense of smell and/or hearing to tell each other apart because these senses are well developed and their vision is less important to them as a sense, and so have less psychical physical variety. Prey animals are commonly eaten by predators they are too distinct because it makes it easier to target them, so they all tend to look the same. And many animals do have distinct spots or stripes they very easily use to tell each other apart, but this falls under the first problem of humans not being well-adapted to notice this so they tend to blend together to us regardless.
10th Nov '17 1:49:43 AM Everdream
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* Most animals that are not domesticated all look the same as the others of their species of their age and/or [[BizarreSexualDimorphism sex to humans.]] This is because of a variety of reasons. Part of this simply is us not being wired to tell animals apart as good as we do people, and can be overcome by spending time around animals of a certain species. Many animals rely more on their sense of smell and/or hearing to tell each other apart because these senses are well developed and their vision is less important to them as a sense, and so have less psychical variety. Prey animals are commonly eaten by predators they are too distinct because it makes it easier to target them, so they all tend to look the same. And many animals do have distinct spots or stripes they very easily use to tell each other apart, but this falls under the first problem of humans not being well-adapted to notice this so they tend to blend together to us regardless.
4th Nov '17 6:16:16 PM ClipboardFox22
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** There have been subversions. There was a buff, tanned Joy that desired to stand out from her kin, an oddball Kalos Jenny who would often go outside dressed in "casual attire" (including a different hairstyle) instead of staying at the Pokemon Center, as well as another time with a tough-acting CowboyCop Jenny who loves to take out criminal scum by... bowling. Also, while most Jennys use Arcanine as partners, others have different tastes in Pokémon. [[note]]The Jenny on Mandarin Island uses a Gastly, the one in Cattalia City uses a Spinarak (as does the whole police force), the Squirtle Squad (led by Ash's Squirtle) helps the one in Vermillion City, a Jenny in a village in Johto uses a Wobbuffet, one in another in Johto has a Jumpluff, one in a town between Hoenn and Kanto has a Pidgeot, the one in Petalburg City had a Parasect, Tangela, and a Meganium, the one in Eterna City used a Stunky, and the aforementioned Jenny who took the more "hands on" approach had a Chatot.[[/note]] ''Best Wishes'' shows that Unova has somewhat different Jennys and Joys. Both have different uniforms compared to the other regions, and Jenny's hair is a lot shorter.\\\

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** There have been subversions. There was a buff, tanned Joy that desired to stand out from her kin, an oddball Kalos Jenny who would often go outside dressed in "casual attire" (including a different hairstyle) instead of staying at the Pokemon Center, as well as another time with a tough-acting CowboyCop Jenny who loves to take out criminal scum by... bowling. Also, while most Jennys use Arcanine as partners, others have different tastes in Pokémon. [[note]]The Jenny on Mandarin Island uses a Gastly, the one in Cattalia City uses a Spinarak (as does the whole police force), the Squirtle Squad (led by Ash's Squirtle) helps the one in Vermillion City, a Jenny in a village in Johto uses a Wobbuffet, one in another in Johto has a Jumpluff, one in a town between Hoenn and Kanto has a Pidgeot, the one in Petalburg City had a Parasect, Tangela, and a Meganium, the one in Eterna City used a Stunky, and the aforementioned Jenny who took the more "hands on" approach had a Chatot.Chatot, and the Jenny of Melemele Island has a Gumshoos.[[/note]] ''Best Wishes'' shows that Unova has somewhat different Jennys and Joys. Both have different uniforms compared to the other regions, and Jenny's hair is a lot shorter.\\\
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