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19th May '18 12:51:49 PM pidget_spinner
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* In a [[http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23849928/ns/dateline_nbc-newsmakers/t/twist-fate/#.V2-Z9rgrI2w Dateline news story]], a group of friends were in a car accident and two girls were mistaken for the other. Side by side there was no real resemblance (different eyes, smile, hair and height), but the injuries from the car accident and hospital conditions hid those differences and family members were not able to notice that, both families believing they were their daughter. One died early on, the other was in a coma for a month before she woke up and was able to identify herself.

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* In a [[http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23849928/ns/dateline_nbc-newsmakers/t/twist-fate/#.V2-Z9rgrI2w Dateline news story]], a group of friends were in a car accident and two girls were mistaken for the other. Side by side there was no real resemblance (different eyes, smile, hair and height), but the injuries from the car accident and hospital conditions hid those differences and family members were not able to notice that, both families believing they were their daughter. One died early on, the other was in a coma for a month before she woke up and was able to identify herself. Years later, she got married at the same church that had held "her" funeral.
19th May '18 12:50:13 PM pidget_spinner
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** 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 only speaks once after "The Schuyler Sisters" and only shown, without lines, though in "Helpless" Hamilton says that Peggy "confides" in him).

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** 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 only speaks once after once, in "The Schuyler Sisters" Sisters", and after that is only shown, without lines, though in "Helpless" Hamilton says that Peggy "confides" in him).
19th May '18 12:48:47 PM pidget_spinner
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--->'''Lafayette and Mulligan/Jefferson and Madison''': We fought with him.

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--->'''Lafayette --->'''Lafayette/Jefferson and Mulligan/Jefferson and Madison''': Mulligan/Madison''': [[DoubleMeaning We fought with 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).

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** 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 she only speaks once after "The Schuyler Sisters" and only shown, without lines).lines, though in "Helpless" Hamilton says that Peggy "confides" in him).
27th Apr '18 5:29:37 PM Fews1990
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* ''Webcomic/TheComicAdventuresOfLeftAndRight'': The character Guy, a mostly nondescript blob, is "actually many different guys. Also sometimes gals".
9th Apr '18 9:01:23 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series of books by Jasper Fforde has an army of [[{{Rebecca}} Mrs. Danvers]], created when hundreds of "generics" ([=BookWorld=] inhabitants who haven't yet developed into characters) imprinted on her. The same thing previously happened with T.H. White's Merlin, which is why there are so many [[EccentricMentor eccentric wizard mentors]] in the [=BookWorld=].

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* The ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series of books by Jasper Fforde has an army of [[{{Rebecca}} [[Literature/{{Rebecca}} Mrs. Danvers]], created when hundreds of "generics" ([=BookWorld=] inhabitants who haven't yet developed into characters) imprinted on her. The same thing previously happened with T.H. White's Merlin, which is why there are so many [[EccentricMentor eccentric wizard mentors]] in the [=BookWorld=].
5th Mar '18 5:34:33 AM Kinswaous
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* In every ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' comic book story, the panther runs into a foul-tempered, moustached short man with a big nose who looks exactly like the foul-tempered, moustached short man with a big nose from the previous story. He keeps running into these guys in the animated shorts as well, but not as consistently.

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* In every ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' comic book story, the panther runs into a foul-tempered, moustached short man with a big nose who looks exactly like the foul-tempered, moustached short man with a big nose from the previous story. He keeps running into these guys in the animated shorts as well, but not as consistently.
25th Feb '18 5:36:35 PM JoeMerl
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick.'' The BigBad is a [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] named Xykon. At one point, [[TheDragon Redcloak]] makes three duplicates of him to distract the heroes. When [[MinionWithAnFInEvil the Monster in the Darkness]] asks how he made them look exactly like Xykon, Redcloak dismissively notes that he didn't--they're all just reanimated skeletons in dark cloaks.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Owen Burnett and Preston Vogel are almost completely identical, the only difference is hair colour (Owen's is blond, Preston's is black) and clothing (Owen wears round glasses and a necktie, Vogel wears square glasses and a bowtie). They even have the same job as personal assistants to a different billionaire industrialist/inventor. It was eventually revealed that [[spoiler:Owen is actually Puck, who decided to try being serious for once and based his mortal form on Vogel, the most stoic and un-Puck like human he could find]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Owen Burnett and Preston Vogel are almost completely identical, the only difference is hair colour (Owen's is blond, Preston's is black) and clothing (Owen wears round glasses and a necktie, Vogel wears square glasses and a bowtie). They even have the same job as personal assistants to a different billionaire industrialist/inventor. It was eventually revealed industrialist/inventors, and said bosses are related by marriage. {{Lampshaded}} when Xanatos' dad asks if they're related, and {{Justified}} with the reveal that [[spoiler:Owen is actually Puck, [[TheFairFolk Puck]], who decided to try being serious for once and based his mortal form on Vogel, created the most stoic and un-Puck like human he could find]].Owen identity as a sort of parody of Vogel]].
21st Feb '18 11:02:18 AM thatother1dude
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Compare and contrast to the game trope of YouALLLookFamiliar. Also compare SingleMindedTwins. Contrast with the RecurringExtra, where it really is the same character(s) in every town. See also IdenticalStranger.

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Compare and contrast to the game trope of YouALLLookFamiliar. Also compare SingleMindedTwins. Contrast with the RecurringExtra, where it really is the same character(s) in every town. See also IdenticalStranger.
IdenticalStranger (where the resemblance is plot important) and CloneArmy (which is people looking identical because they were created to be that way).
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
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