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9th Oct '17 1:11:24 AM Chabal2
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** The {{CMOT Dibbler}}s, who due to the "laws of narrative" have a slightly different version as part of every culture on the Disc, complete with appropriate name and CatchPhrase. Various characters 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, Dibbler}}s (known by fans as [[{{Doppleganger}} Dibbleganagers]]), who due to the "laws of narrative" have [[UndergroundMonkey a slightly different version version]] as part of every culture on the Disc, complete with appropriate name and CatchPhrase. 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).
1st Oct '17 10:17:50 AM nombretomado
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* In ''IzunaLegendOfTheUnemployedNinja'', the innkeeper is an elderly woman named Ume. In the sequel's first town, the heroes see Ume, complete with the same profile picture...except it's not ''their'' Ume. She has the same personality, but she doesn't recognize any of the main cast. [[LampshadeHanging Shino mentions that "it is said that up to three people in the world can share the same face at the same time," although the others were unsure about sharing the same name.]] As it turns out, that was a little too literal, as they see the third person with the same face in the next town, who is ''also'' named Ume. The original shows up later when they return to Kamiari Village (the setting of the first game).

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* In ''IzunaLegendOfTheUnemployedNinja'', ''VideoGame/IzunaLegendOfTheUnemployedNinja'', the innkeeper is an elderly woman named Ume. In the sequel's first town, the heroes see Ume, complete with the same profile picture...except it's not ''their'' Ume. She has the same personality, but she doesn't recognize any of the main cast. [[LampshadeHanging Shino mentions that "it is said that up to three people in the world can share the same face at the same time," although the others were unsure about sharing the same name.]] As it turns out, that was a little too literal, as they see the third person with the same face in the next town, who is ''also'' named Ume. The original shows up later when they return to Kamiari Village (the setting of the first game).
24th Sep '17 11:32:27 AM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Belgariad}}'' series by David Eddings features a queen named Salmissra. For thousands of years, her country has been ruled by a Salmissra, all looking and acting as identical as humanly possible. Whenever the current one is getting a little long in the tooth, twenty little girls are rounded up from across the country, all chosen by comparing them to a picture of the original Salmissra. They spend the next ten years being trained in the correct mannerisms and habits, and the one who is deemed the most like the original Salmissra is elevated to the throne. The other nineteen are killed. For what it's worth, the country is inhabited entirely by inveterate drug users, and the rest of the world find the Salmissra fixation just as creepy as the readers do.

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* The ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' series by David Eddings features a queen named Salmissra. For thousands of years, her country has been ruled by a Salmissra, all looking and acting as identical as humanly possible. Whenever the current one is getting a little long in the tooth, twenty little girls are rounded up from across the country, all chosen by comparing them to a picture of the original Salmissra. They spend the next ten years being trained in the correct mannerisms and habits, and the one who is deemed the most like the original Salmissra is elevated to the throne. The other nineteen are killed. For what it's worth, the country is inhabited entirely by inveterate drug users, and the rest of the world find the Salmissra fixation just as creepy as the readers do.
23rd Sep '17 7:58:27 PM Yuihime
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* The ''[[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Fate]]'' series has the infamous "Saber-face" phenomenon, whereby random female heroines will inexplicably have the exact same face as Saber Artoria Pendragon, whether they're from Britain (Artoria, her AlternateUniverse counterparts, and her "son" Mordred), Rome (Emperor Nero), France (Jeanne d'Arc), or Japan (Okita Souji).
15th Sep '17 5:51:35 AM 64SuperNintendo
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23rd Jul '17 11:45:37 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' is a shameless offender, with all the security guards having the same appearance and voice. This however is excusable due to there being very little variety in character models to begin with.

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' is a shameless offender, with all the security guards having the same appearance and voice. This however is excusable due to there being very little variety in character models to begin with. The fact that one of them shows up in the sequel (and references events that seemed to be seperate individuals in the first game) adds to the confusion.
6th Jul '17 2:52:47 AM Chabal2
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** The {{CMOT Dibbler}}s, who due to the "laws of narrative" have a slightly different version as part of every culture on the Disc, complete with CatchPhrase.

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** The {{CMOT Dibbler}}s, who due to the "laws of narrative" have a slightly different version as part of every culture on the Disc, complete with CatchPhrase.appropriate name and CatchPhrase. Various characters wonder what would happen if two of them were put in each other's presence (a small explosion is a likely guess).
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.
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