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19th Apr '16 10:54:39 AM IndyRevolution
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***Well, all we see is him dropping the drink, and a vague line about having a bad reaction. He may have survived.
18th Apr '16 10:54:29 AM PDL
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', every convenience store that Mario and the others find is run by Howzit, with the exception of the one in Flopside, which was instead run by Notso.
* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', every town has the same resident shopkeeper, the same postal employees, the same museum curator, the same policemen, and even the same mayor.
** Well, not the same mayor in ''New Leaf''. Same ''ex-mayor''. The ''player character is the mayor of the town'' in that installment.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** There's the Toads. The retainers and citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom. With the exception of Toadsworth and Toadette, nearly all Toads look alike. This leads to some confusion over which Toad is ''the'' Toad.
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In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', every convenience store that Mario and the others find is run by Howzit, with the exception of the one in Flopside, which was instead run by Notso.
* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', every town has the same resident shopkeeper, the same postal employees, the same museum curator, the same policemen, and even the same mayor.
** Well, not the same
mayor (ex-mayor in ''New Leaf''. Same ''ex-mayor''. The ''player character is 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 mayor of the town'' in same villager that installment. you have in your town in another person's town.
18th Apr '16 10:39:27 AM EDP
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** Also, Will's mother Susan looks identical to [[FallenHero Nerissa]] in her youth.
18th Apr '16 10:31:55 AM EDP
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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).
13th Apr '16 9:36:55 AM RobTan
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** Early on in the series there were multiple characters identical to Wally, and at one point the company's biggest customer was a man called Willy, who looked exactly like Wally. They were apparently both members of a club for people who all inexplicably look like Wally.
31st Mar '16 4:03:26 PM Pichu-kun
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** There was even a subversion, with a buff, tanned Joy that desired to stand out from her kin, 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 even a subversion, with 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.\\\



** ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' plays this trope for drama when it's noted that all the Galactic Grunts not only look identical, they all move and act like they have a HiveMind, hinting that they have no free will of their own. As does ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'', where [[spoiler:Mitsumi]]'s eyes go from brown to green when she's a part of Galactic. The grunts themselves have quite a bit of personality though. As a matter of fact, almost all the evil team grunts tend to look similar to each other in ''Pokemon Special'', however, the Team Plasma grunts have a [[CastOfSnowflakes wide variety of faces and body types]].



* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' plays this trope for drama when it's noted that all the Galactic Grunts not only look identical, they all move and act like they have a HiveMind, hinting that they have no free will of their own. As does ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'', where [[spoiler:Mitsumi]]'s eyes go from brown to green when she's a part of Galactic. The grunts themselves have quite a bit of personality though. As a matter of fact, almost all the evil team grunts tend to look similar to each other in ''Pokemon Adventures'', however, the Team Plasma grunts have a [[CastOfSnowflakes wide variety of faces and body types]].



* In ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'', the bad guys of the episode are always the same few people, with the same few voice actors (except the one episode that featured the [[EvilTwin fake Angel-tai]], and a few where [[BewareTheNiceOnes Chitose snaps]]). Nobody seems to notice, but with the show's NegativeContinuity, it's not a surprise.
** In fact, it happens with a ''lot'' of disposable characters, due to the show's [[BishoujoSeries low male population]]. Compare every man Ranpha drools over, or every kindly shopkeeper...

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* In ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'', the bad guys of the episode are always the same few people, with the same few voice actors (except the one episode that featured the [[EvilTwin fake Angel-tai]], and a few where [[BewareTheNiceOnes Chitose snaps]]). Nobody seems to notice, but with the show's NegativeContinuity, it's not a surprise.
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surprise. In fact, it happens with a ''lot'' of disposable characters, due to the show's [[BishoujoSeries low male population]]. Compare every man Ranpha drools over, or every kindly shopkeeper...
8th Mar '16 11:22:32 AM CaptainTedium
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* Mr. Hollywood from ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' usually appears to be a case of NewJobAsThePlotDemands, but the episode "Vegas Buffet" has the two dogs encounter several people who all look and sound like him who are even confirmed to be separate people in the episode's ending.

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* Mr. Hollywood from ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' usually appears to be a case of NewJobAsThePlotDemands, but the episode "Vegas Buffet" has the two dogs encounter several people who all look and sound like him who are even confirmed to be separate people in the episode's ending. There are even some occasions where he appears as a woman.
8th Mar '16 8:08:20 AM CaptainTedium
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* Mr. Hollywood from ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' usually appears to be a case of NewJobAsThePlotDemands, but the episode "Vegas Buffet" has the two dogs encounter several people who all look and sound like him.

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* Mr. Hollywood from ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' usually appears to be a case of NewJobAsThePlotDemands, but the episode "Vegas Buffet" has the two dogs encounter several people who all look and sound like him.him who are even confirmed to be separate people in the episode's ending.
8th Mar '16 8:07:31 AM CaptainTedium
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* Mr. Hollywood from ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' (the big guy with the Texan accent and the catchphrase "Isn't that cute...''but it's WRONG!''")

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* Mr. Hollywood from ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' (the big guy with usually appears to be a case of NewJobAsThePlotDemands, but the Texan accent episode "Vegas Buffet" has the two dogs encounter several people who all look and the catchphrase "Isn't that cute...''but it's WRONG!''")sound like him.
1st Mar '16 12:21:15 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Jon Lovitz played a series of one-off characters on the sitcom NewsRadio, including a suicidal ex-employee of Jimmy James and a mental health patient. None of the cast commented on their uncanny resemblance.
** Eventually, following PhilHartman's death, Lovitz was [[AscendedExtra given a permanent role on the show]] for the final season.
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