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7th Feb '16 7:39:32 AM Veanne
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striking double example
** A list of actors who've played more than one role would double this page in size: Apparently every guard on every planet in history looks like [[RecurringExtra Terry Walsh, Stuart Fell or Pat Gorman]]. A number of regular actors had previously played guest roles and one (Jaqueline Hill, who played the First Doctor's companion Barbara) even returned in a guest role in "Meglos" fifteen years after leaving the show. (See YouLookFamiliar for further reading.) But there are a few occasions when regulars played two parts in the same story and the similarity was commented upon: The First Doctor and the Abbot of Amboise, the Second Doctor and Mexican would-be dictator Salamander, Nyssa and 1920s aristocrat Ann Talbot. No explanation is given for any of them, they just do.
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** A list of actors who've played more than one role would double this page in size: Apparently every guard on every planet in history looks like [[RecurringExtra Terry Walsh, Stuart Fell or Pat Gorman]]. A number of regular actors had previously played guest roles and one (Jaqueline Hill, who played the First Doctor's companion Barbara) even returned in a guest role in "Meglos" fifteen years after leaving the show. (See YouLookFamiliar for further reading.) But there are a few occasions when regulars played two parts in the same story and the similarity was commented upon: The First Doctor and the Abbot of Amboise, the Second Doctor and Mexican would-be dictator Salamander, Nyssa and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid 1920s aristocrat Ann Talbot.Talbot]]. No explanation is given for any of them, they just do.

** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid The Black Orchid]] they meet a person who looks identical to Nyssa ** While most new viewers wouldn't notice that one of the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii Sybilline priestesses]] went on to become Amy Pond, it's going to be harder to explain why the Twelfth Doctor looks identical to Caecillius, who played a much more central role in the episode.
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid The Black Orchid]] they meet a person who looks identical to Nyssa ** While most new viewers wouldn't notice that one of the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii Sybilline priestesses]] went on to become Amy Pond, Pond (due to heavy make-up), it's going to be harder to explain why the Twelfth Doctor looks identical to Caecillius, who played a much more central role in the episode.
3rd Feb '16 10:25:52 PM HEGX64
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Added Dr Who: The Black Orchid example
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid The Black Orchid]] they meet a person who looks identical to Nyssa
3rd Feb '16 5:01:46 PM caffeinedelusions
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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.
3rd Feb '16 3:29:58 PM schoolmann
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* In ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'', the two spies are identical except that one is white and one is black.
22nd Jan '16 8:35:18 PM Adept
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* ''NagasareteAirantou'': Suzu looks just like her mother at the same age. This isn't merely a case of genetic relation though; Fujishiro Takeshi pretty much just drew Suzu in the flashback chapters and called her "Suzuran." The only difference is their bust sizes.
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* ''NagasareteAirantou'': ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'': Suzu looks just like her mother at the same age. This isn't merely a case of genetic relation though; Fujishiro Takeshi pretty much just drew Suzu in the flashback chapters and called her "Suzuran." The only difference is their bust sizes.
2nd Jan '16 7:45:10 AM Doug86
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* The Red Guy in ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' and ''IAmWeasel''. ** They hung a lampshade once in IAmWeasel, and occasionally in ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' more than one Red Guy would appear in the same scene together (Journalist [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Geraldo Rear-viewah]] meets warden [[PunnyName Ben Pantsed]]).
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* The Red Guy in ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' and ''IAmWeasel''. ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel''. ** They hung a lampshade once in IAmWeasel, ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'', and occasionally in ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' more than one Red Guy would appear in the same scene together (Journalist [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Geraldo Rear-viewah]] meets warden [[PunnyName Ben Pantsed]]).

*** They're not always different people though: One IAmWeasel ep had the titular character sent to prison by an obscure law pointed out by a Red Guy attorney only to find a Red Guy warden. When he asks the latter if they are one and the same he denies it [[HesitationEqualsDishonesty while acting quite nervous]].
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*** They're not always different people though: One IAmWeasel ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' ep had the titular character sent to prison by an obscure law pointed out by a Red Guy attorney only to find a Red Guy warden. When he asks the latter if they are one and the same he denies it [[HesitationEqualsDishonesty while acting quite nervous]].
24th Dec '15 9:45:02 AM PatBerry
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Moved stray example into the folder where it belongs.
* This trope occurs frequently in plays with large numbers of small non-speaking roles (usually in the form of servants, soldiers, party guests, and townspeople). Since it is not practical to cast a different actor for every single background part, directors will cast a small group of actors for these parts and each will play multiple characters throughout the play,creating the illusion of crowds.

* This trope occurs frequently in plays with large numbers of small non-speaking roles (usually in the form of servants, soldiers, party guests, and townspeople). Since it is not practical to cast a different actor for every single background part, directors will cast a small group of actors for these parts and each will play multiple characters throughout the play,creating the illusion of crowds.
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* This trope occurs frequently in plays with large numbers of small non-speaking roles (usually in the form of servants, soldiers, party guests, and townspeople). Since it is not practical to cast a different actor for every single background part, directors will cast a small group of actors for these parts and each will play multiple characters throughout the play,creating the illusion of crowds.
3rd Dec '15 7:22:07 PM TheBookWasBetter
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* This trope occurs frequently in plays with a large number of small non-speaking roles (usually in the form of servants, soldiers, party guests, and townspeople). Since it is not practical to cast a different actor for every single background part, directors will cast a small group of actors for these parts and each will play multiple characters throughout the play,creating the illusion of crowds.
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* This trope occurs frequently in plays with a large number numbers of small non-speaking roles (usually in the form of servants, soldiers, party guests, and townspeople). Since it is not practical to cast a different actor for every single background part, directors will cast a small group of actors for these parts and each will play multiple characters throughout the play,creating the illusion of crowds.
3rd Dec '15 7:18:09 PM TheBookWasBetter
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* This trope occurs frequently in plays with a large number of small non-speaking roles (usually in the form of servants, soldiers, party guests, and townspeople). Since it is not practical to cast a different actor for every single background part, directors will cast a small group of actors for these parts and each will play multiple characters throughout the play,creating the illusion of crowds.
1st Dec '15 3:19:42 AM ReddyWizard
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* AitorMolinaVs has [[CharacterTitle Aitor Molina]], playing himself, Doctor Pandemia, Bator Medina, ElFarias... The show hadn't give an explanation yet.
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* AitorMolinaVs WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs has [[CharacterTitle Aitor Molina]], playing himself, Doctor Pandemia, Bator Medina, ElFarias... The show hadn't give an explanation yet.
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