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28th Jun '17 12:48:31 PM Sumatris
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* The entire plot of ''Film/Enemy'' revolves around a college professor who, while watching a random movie, discovers there's an actor out there who looks absolutely identical to himself. His subsequent obsession with finding out how that is possible results in copious amounts of MindScrew and scary imagery, but ultimately [[GainaxEnding remains unresolved]].

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* The entire plot of ''Film/Enemy'' ''Film/{{Enemy}}'' revolves around a college professor who, while watching a random movie, discovers there's an actor out there who looks absolutely identical to himself. His subsequent obsession with finding out how that is possible results in copious amounts of MindScrew and scary imagery, but ultimately [[GainaxEnding remains unresolved]].
28th Jun '17 12:48:10 PM Sumatris
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* The entire plot of ''Film/Enemy'' revolves around a college professor who, while watching a random movie, discovers there's an actor out there who looks absolutely identical to himself. His subsequent obsession with finding out how that is possible results in copious amounts of MindScrew and scary imagery, but ultimately [[GainaxEnding remains unresolved]].
20th May '17 3:02:59 PM nombretomado
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* Officer Chunk is guarding the art gallery early in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', and later mans the front desk at the Venture Tower (he got fired for letting you get into the gallery). ''However'', if you got by him by killing him, the one at the tower will be an identical relative of his. And on a minor note, there's the hordes of [[OnlySixFaces identical NPCs]] going around the areas. It's not uncommon to see a group of redheaded quadruplets dancing at the local club.

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* Officer Chunk is guarding the art gallery early in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', and later mans the front desk at the Venture Tower (he got fired for letting you get into the gallery). ''However'', if you got by him by killing him, the one at the tower will be an identical relative of his. And on a minor note, there's the hordes of [[OnlySixFaces identical NPCs]] going around the areas. It's not uncommon to see a group of redheaded quadruplets dancing at the local club.
10th May '17 1:57:56 PM jtierney50
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* In ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', four actors double on parts: Lafayette and Jefferson, Mulligan and Madison, Laurens and Philip, and Peggy and Maria Reynolds. It's presumably done for two reasons: one, each character only appears in one half of the play (for example, Laurens is [[spoiler:already dead]] by the time Philip is grown up, and Lafayette has gone back to France for some time by the time Jefferson returns from Paris), and two, to give a draw parallels in Hamilton's life, best shown through the following quote from "Alexander Hamilton":
--->'''Lafayette and Mulligan/Jefferson and Madison''': We fought with him.
--->'''[[spoiler:Laurens and Philip]]''': Me? I died for him.
--->'''Washington''': Me? I trusted him.
--->'''Angelica, Eliza and Peggy/Maria Reynolds''': Me? I loved him.
** All of the above statements are, in the context of the show, true (except for Peggy Schuyler loving Hamilton - unlike the other two sisters, she's mentioned all of once after "The Schuyler Sisters" and only shown, without lines).
** Like the below example, members of the chorus play various roles throughout the show, including both British and American soldiers. That also means that the actors playing Samuel Seabury, Charles Lee, James Reynolds, and George Eacker can be seen throughout the rest of the show.
6th May '17 8:05:52 PM Sirenhound
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** A leading fan theory is that Stan Lee is playing the same character in all of these appearances; Uatu, the Watcher.

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** 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]]]]
22nd Apr '17 12:56:04 PM nombretomado
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* Jeane is one of the few recurring characters in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series, despite the fact that it spans several different continents and several hundred years. Lacking any of the obvious methods of attaining immortality, the developers and Jeane herself have hinted that she simply has a whole lot of suspiciously identical sisters. A scene in ''SuikodenV'', however, does seem to indicate that she's a LOT older than she seems...she manages to confuse the shell out of an ancient Tortoise, who claims to have sensed 'a being of great age', but instead finds a voluptuous, [[{{Stripperiffic}} scantly-clad]] young woman when he comes to investigate. She is also shown to have a mysterious connection to an ancient civilization that was destroyed centuries earlier. Thus, it remains a mystery whether the "identical family" explanation was humorous, or if Jeane is simply less human than she appears.

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* Jeane is one of the few recurring characters in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series, despite the fact that it spans several different continents and several hundred years. Lacking any of the obvious methods of attaining immortality, the developers and Jeane herself have hinted that she simply has a whole lot of suspiciously identical sisters. A scene in ''SuikodenV'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'', however, does seem to indicate that she's a LOT older than she seems...she manages to confuse the shell out of an ancient Tortoise, who claims to have sensed 'a being of great age', but instead finds a voluptuous, [[{{Stripperiffic}} scantly-clad]] young woman when he comes to investigate. She is also shown to have a mysterious connection to an ancient civilization that was destroyed centuries earlier. Thus, it remains a mystery whether the "identical family" explanation was humorous, or if Jeane is simply less human than she appears.
19th Apr '17 6:51:01 PM Discar
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->''"Wait, don't I know you?"\\
"No, you must mean my sister. Or my cousin, or my granny... Maybe half of the east coast, I don't know -- there are a lot of me."''
4th Mar '17 3:42:58 PM Xtifr
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** Xena isn't the only one though. [[BigBad Ares]] has a doppelganger in the form of King Iphicles, half-brother of Hercules, and Karl Urban plays both Cupid and Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar.

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** Xena isn't the only one though. [[BigBad Ares]] has a doppelganger in the form of King Iphicles, half-brother of Hercules, and Karl Urban plays both Cupid and Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar.UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar.
13th Feb '17 8:49:07 PM Discar
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* Patton Oswalt played a series of characters like this in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. He claims they are brothers, but everyone else thinks something weird is going on. So far, it hasn't been resolved.
** As of Season 4, it has been. They're [[spoiler:mundane identical quadruplets, with the fourth one being very different, with his siblings wondering how he turned out like that.]]

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Patton Oswalt played plays a series of characters like this this, at least three S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who look the same, talk the same, and fill the same roles in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. He claims they are the organization, all the way down to their level of security clearance. The Koenigs mostly claim to be brothers, but everyone else thinks the other agents think something weird strange is going on. So far, on. The Koenigs like trolling the other agents, from naming [[MassiveNumberedSiblings an improbably high number of brothers]] to [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots using robot terminology to describe each other]]. In season four, it hasn't been resolved.
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is revealed that they were a part of Season 4, it has been. They're [[spoiler:mundane the original (failed) Life Model Decoy project. [[spoiler:As technicians, not products. The Koenigs are simply a set of mundane identical quadruplets, with the fourth one being very different, with his siblings wondering how he turned out like that.]]plus an older sister]].
1st Feb '17 7:51:46 AM ZimFan89
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* Tom Poston played at least three completely unhelpful clerks on ''Series/HomeImprovement''. At least two of them were brothers.

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* Tom Poston played at least three completely unhelpful clerks on ''Series/HomeImprovement''. At least two of them They were brothers.brothers (and each claims to be the nice one).
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