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16th Jun '17 5:20:30 AM WillBGood
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* ''Webcomic/TheTenDoctors'': Taken UpToEleven (so to speak). Four and especially Six are good at pissing off all the others. (Two and Seven find themselves getting along better than expected, though.)
10th Jun '17 7:48:10 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Comicbooks/{{PS238}},'' some of the characters go to a universe much like theirs, but where [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals metahumans]] don't exist. Victor, the genius scion of a supervillain family, is horrified to discover that his alternate self is a ''child pop star.'' (And this, right after mocking someone who likes Justin Bieber.) Similarly, Zodon not only has to deal with his counterpart ''hugging'' him, but getting Cecil's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' reference [[ProudToBeAGeek without even an ounce of shame]].
7th Jun '17 11:48:31 AM infernape612
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-->-- '''[[{{Homestuck}} Vriska Serket]]''', summing this whole trope up

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-->-- '''[[{{Homestuck}} '''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Vriska Serket]]''', summing this whole trope up
7th Jun '17 5:33:39 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Everything your "Future You" says in the quest "Mysteries of the Infinite" is a direct attack on the player. Never mind the fact that you're both wearing the same kind of equipment... and that the NPC comments on your "old gear." Of course, you can later get revenge of sorts when you get to repeat the quest at level 80 and be the "Future You" for now "Past You." Past you also comments on how much better your gear has gotten.... despite visually wearing the same gear. (Especially if you go back in the future wearing equipment that your past self not only has not yet acquired, but cannot wear at his or her level.)
31st May '17 9:04:55 PM PaulA
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* The first half of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''By His Bootstraps'' consists of the interaction between the protagonist Bob Wilson and some of his past and future selves, due to a very convoluted TimeTravel plot. The scene is retold several times, each from the point of view of a different version of Bob -- who consistently thinks his past selves are idiots and his future selves are arrogant pricks. It comes to blows eventually. And this would be the man who [[spoiler: rules the Earth in the future? Diktor, the future dictator Bob considers a jerk and tries to double-cross, is Bob himself]].

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* The first half of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''By His Bootstraps'' ''Literature/ByHisBootstraps'' consists of the interaction between the protagonist Bob Wilson and some of his past and future selves, due to a very convoluted TimeTravel plot. The scene is retold several times, each from the point of view of a different version of Bob -- who consistently thinks his past selves are idiots and his future selves are arrogant pricks. It comes to blows eventually. And this would be the man who [[spoiler: rules [[spoiler:rules the Earth in the future? Diktor, the future dictator Bob considers a jerk and tries to double-cross, is Bob himself]].
9th May '17 6:10:15 AM MorganWick
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** In "Torg Goes to Hell", Zoë and Riff accidentally rescue the wrong Torg from another dimension -- one who speaks only Portuguese. When their Torg returns, he tries to communicate with this alternative version of himself using a phrase book, but only comes up with sentences in the lines of (according to Babelfish) "For the Mondays, I am a shoe." Eventually, the "Portuguese" Torg swipes the phrasebook from his hands and tries himself:

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** In "Torg Goes to Hell", Zoë and Riff accidentally rescue the wrong Torg from another dimension -- one who speaks only Portuguese. When their Torg returns, he tries to communicate with this alternative version of himself using a phrase book, but only comes up with sentences in the lines of (according to Babelfish) "For "[[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels For the Mondays, I am a shoe." ]]" Eventually, the "Portuguese" Torg swipes the phrasebook from his hands and tries himself:
24th Apr '17 2:03:43 PM Siempie
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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl: The Atlantis Complex''. One of the symptoms sufferers from [[TitleDrop the Atlantis Complex]] show is a SplitPersonality. As Artemis's case worsens, he develops another personality called Orion. While Artemis is an eerily mature DeadpanSnarker, Orion is a mix between a poet and a HormoneAddledTeenager, who constantly talks about his (and Artemis's) undying love for Holly. Artemis can see and hear everything Orion does, and hates ''all'' of it.
17th Apr '17 8:49:38 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', Rick's ability to travel through alternate universes and the general trend of the various versions of him pissing off those in power has resulted in thousands of his alternate selves forming the Council of Ricks, a governing body meant to police themselves. The protagonist Rick hates these Ricks, as they essentially BecameTheirOwnAntithesis.
16th Apr '17 11:27:30 AM MasterFuzzy
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* When Armani and Selene first meet each other in ''Fanfic/BrokenBow,'' they immediately get into a fight. However, once matters are straightened out, they get along well enough.
13th Mar '17 3:48:19 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Vamp Willow thought that the regular Willow was too wimpy, and regular Willow thought Vamp Willow was too skanky and evil.
-->'''Willow:''' It's horrible. That's me as a vampire? I'm so evil, and skanky... and [[HilariousInHindsight I think I'm kinda gay.]] \\

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': When Dr. Franklin takes a leave of absence to work out his addiction to stims, he embarks on a spiritual exercise inspired by Australian Aboriginals called a "walkabout", [[ItMakesSenseInContext where on the premise that he has lost "himself", he wanders until he runs into himself, and can have a lengthy conversation working out their differences and subsequently reunite with himself again.]] A few episodes later, he gets stabbed in Downbelow, and as he lies bleeding on the verge of death he literally sees "himself"--and that self gives him a ReasonYouSuckSpeech chastising him sternly for always running away from his problems, with this "walkabout" being one more example of that. He later remarks to Garibaldi that he did indeed "run into himself", and found he didn't like him very much.
* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':
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''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** *** Vamp Willow thought that the regular Willow was too wimpy, and regular Willow thought Vamp Willow was too skanky and evil.
-->'''Willow:''' ---->'''Willow:''' It's horrible. That's me as a vampire? I'm so evil, and skanky... and [[HilariousInHindsight I think I'm kinda gay.]] \\



** In "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E3TheReplacement The Replacement]]", the Xander who seems to the audience to be regular Xander is annoyed at the suave, confident Xander, but [[spoiler:it is ultimately revealed that they are both the "real" Xander, just split into two distinct forms. One Xander is assertive, self-confident and suave, the other is panicky and self-critical]].
* When Angelus returns on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' we eventually discover how annoying the vampire with a soul is to his alter ego. The fact Angelus had to endure rescuing puppies and listening to Barry Manilow completely drives him up the wall, much to [[DarkActionGirl Faith]]'s amusement.

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** *** In "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E3TheReplacement The Replacement]]", the Xander who seems to the audience to be regular Xander is annoyed at the suave, confident Xander, but [[spoiler:it is ultimately revealed that they are both the "real" Xander, just split into two distinct forms. One Xander is assertive, self-confident and suave, the other is panicky and self-critical]].
* ** When Angelus returns on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' we eventually discover how annoying the vampire with a soul is to his alter ego. The fact Angelus had to endure rescuing puppies and listening to Barry Manilow completely drives him up the wall, much to [[DarkActionGirl Faith]]'s amusement.amusement.
* In the Season 2 finale of ''Series/{{Continuum}}'', Alec travels back in time to save his girlfriend's life. In Season 3, the Alec of the new timeline inherits his father's company and learns said girlfriend has a secret past. New Timeline Alec sees Original Alec as a naive romantic fool; Original Alec sees New Timeline Alec as a power-hungry sellout. [[spoiler: They end up trying to kill each other]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' can play this trope straight or avert it, depending on the story. Many multi-Doctor stories feature current and past regenerations bickering with each other.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors "The Three Doctors"]] (featuring the first three Doctors), [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The Five Doctors"]] (featuring the first five Doctors) and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors "The Two Doctors"]] (featuring the Second and Sixth Doctors) all had them fighting and bickering amongst themselves, with "The Three Doctors" being particularly nasty. The Doctor never got along with himself until a [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash mini-episode]] featured the Tenth Doctor meeting the Fifth Doctor, who the Tenth Doctor eventually said was his "favourite". It's somewhat fitting that the Fifth Doctor is the only one who's ever totally gotten along with the others, as the Fifth Doctor is the only one who lacked the arrogance and utter-self-assuredness that permeated all the other regenerations to varying degrees.
** Averted in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E6TheAlmostPeople "The Almost People"]] when the Doctor encounters his Ganger copy, whom he helps to ease through the memories of all his past regenerations at once. And then the two of them start doing everything in tandem, to their delight.
** Played much straighter in [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]].
--->'''War Doctor:''' You're my future selves?\\
'''10[[superscript:th]] and 11[[superscript:th]] Doctors:''' '''''YES!'''''\\
'''War Doctor:''' Am I having a midlife crisis?
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---->'''11[[superscript:th]] Doctor:''' I demand to be incarcerated in the Tower of London, along with my co-conspirators, Sand Shoes and Granddad.\\
'''War Doctor:''' (indignant) ''Granddad?!''\\
'''10[[superscript:th]] Doctor:''' They're ''not'' sand shoes!\\
'''War Doctor:''' (glances at 10's feet) Yes, they are.
** It should be noted, however, that not all of the Doctor's relationships are quite so turbulent. Excluding the ''very touchy'' subject of the Time War, Ten and Eleven got along rather swimmingly and were in practically perfect sync, and even the ones that bicker constantly like the Second and Third have been shown to praise each other and work together under the right circumstance.
* On ''Series/{{Dollhouse}},'' [[ReluctantMadScientist Topher]] imprints his personality onto Victor. The two bond a bit fanboying over how hot [[HotScientist Bennett]] is, but when they actually meet the two quickly get on each other's nerves, talking over each other.
* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', some characters end up facing their doubles from parallel Earths. Not all of them get along, such as Cisco/Vibe from Earth 1 not getting along too well with his evil double Cisco/Reverb from Earth 2, and Caitlin from Earth 1 disliking her EvilIsSexy version from Earth 2, calling herself Killer Frost. There's also Harrison Wells from Earth 2, who tries to help Cisco and Caitlin find a double to replace him, ends up disliking several versions of him from other worlds, including "H.R." from Earth 19. When Harry and H.R. meet up later, Harry is downright hostile, annoyed that there's a version of him that's not a brilliant scientist. He's dumbfounded that Team Flash chooses to keep H.R., even though the latter does prove his worth in the same episode with a totally non-scientific observation that everyone else missed.
* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Rachel dates Russ, a guy who's remarkably like Ross. Ross finds him completely annoying, being totally unaware that he's basically criticizing himself.



** There is ''a lot'' of variations on this on Fringe due to characters meeting their counterparts. One episode involved hunting down a serial killer with the help of his alternate counterpart (who happened to be an expert criminal profiler). The episode hinged on the ForWantOfANail divergence between the two men.

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** There is ''a lot'' of variations on this on Fringe ''Fringe'' due to characters meeting their counterparts. One episode involved hunting down a serial killer with the help of his alternate counterpart (who happened to be an expert criminal profiler). The episode hinged on the ForWantOfANail divergence between the two men.men.
* ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'': A minor example, where [[TheFool Perceval]] somehow manages to clone himself with Merlin's magic. TheStinger has him introduce the clone to Arthur saying "[[HypocriticalHumor But for some reason, he's a real dumbass.]]"
* This is referenced in ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' where fictionalized characters closely resemble real people but with negative characterization. Anger ensues.
** A similar plotline in an episode of ''The Father Dowling Mysteries'', in which a novelist adapts one of Father Dowling's cases as a book. Dowling's {{Expy}} is depicted as a brawling Irish stereotype, while the nun standing in for the normally tomboyish Sister Stevie repeatedly faints at the sight of blood. Sister Stevie describes her as "a wimp in a wimple".



* ''Series/{{Parallax}}'': The Francis from Ben's World initially dislikes Francis Zapmeister as his counterpart's behaviour gets him into trouble on several occasions. He may also be a little jealous of him as he is more outgoing than he is. However, they do work together when the need arises, particularly later in the series when they and the Francis from Forest World use the Francis Cam to communicate with each other across the Parallax, and sort of become friends. More generally, he dislikes the idea of running into his other selves as it is "like looking at [himself] in a mirror, only it talks back."



* In the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS03E08McKayAndMrsMiller McKay and Mrs. Miller]]", an alternate universe version of Rodney [=McKay=] appears. This version is charming, extroverted and socially skilled. The regular Rodney ends up disliking him because everyone seems to like him better. At the end of the episode Teyla, Sheppard, and Ronan reveal that they weren't terribly fond of the alt-universe Rodney, either.

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* In the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS03E08McKayAndMrsMiller McKay [[Recap/StargateAtlantisS03E08McKayAndMrsMiller "McKay and Mrs. Miller]]", Miller"]], an alternate universe version of Rodney [=McKay=] appears. This version is charming, extroverted and socially skilled. The regular Rodney ends up disliking him because everyone seems to like him better. At the end of the episode Teyla, Sheppard, and Ronan reveal that they weren't terribly fond of the alt-universe Rodney, either.either.
* In an episode of ''Series/StargateUniverse'', Doctor Rush gets sent back in time through "a freak of physics" and warns everyone that the very risky plan they were about to attempt was going to fail miserably. The non-time-travelling Rush (who's been very vocal about the risks inherent in the plan) is very smug about this, to the point of completely disregarding time-travelling Rush's ordeal. Time-travelling Rush is not impressed.



* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Rachel dates Russ, a guy who's remarkably like Ross. Ross finds him completely annoying, being totally unaware that he's basically criticizing himself.
* This is referenced in ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' where fictionalized characters closely resemble real people but with negative characterization. Anger ensues.
** A similar plotline in an episode of ''The Father Dowling Mysteries'', in which a novelist adapts one of Father Dowling's cases as a book. Dowling's {{Expy}} is depicted as a brawling Irish stereotype, while the nun standing in for the normally tomboyish Sister Stevie repeatedly faints at the sight of blood. Sister Stevie describes her as "a wimp in a wimple".
* In an episode of ''Series/StargateUniverse'', Doctor Rush gets sent back in time through "a freak of physics" and warns everyone that the very risky plan they were about to attempt was going to fail miserably. The non-time-travelling Rush (who's been very vocal about the risks inherent in the plan) is very smug about this, to the point of completely disregarding time-travelling Rush's ordeal. Time-travelling Rush is not impressed.
* ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'': A minor example, where [[TheFool Perceval]] somehow manages to clone himself with Merlin's magic. TheStinger has him introduce the clone to Arthur saying "[[HypocriticalHumor But for some reason, he's a real dumbass.]]"
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': When Dr. Franklin takes a leave of absence to work out his addiction to stims, he embarks on a spiritual exercise inspired by Australian Aboriginals called a "walkabout", [[ItMakesSenseInContext where on the premise that he has lost "himself", he wanders until he runs into himself, and can have a lengthy conversation working out their differences and subsequently reunite with himself again.]] A few episodes later, he gets stabbed in Downbelow, and as he lies bleeding on the verge of death he literally sees "himself"--and that self gives him a ReasonYouSuckSpeech chastising him sternly for always running away from his problems, with this "walkabout" being one more example of that. He later remarks to Garibaldi that he did indeed "run into himself", and found he didn't like him very much.
* On ''Series/{{Dollhouse}},'' [[ReluctantMadScientist Topher]] imprints his personality onto Victor. The two bond a bit fanboying over how hot [[HotScientist Bennett]] is, but when they actually meet the two quickly get on each other's nerves, talking over each other.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' can play this trope straight or avert it, depending on the story. Many multi-Doctor stories feature current and past regenerations bickering with each other.
** Averted in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E6TheAlmostPeople The Almost People]]" when The Doctor encounters his Ganger copy, whom he helps to ease through the memories of all his past regenerations at once. And then the two of them start doing everything in tandem, to their delight.
** Played much straighter in "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]".
--->'''War Doctor''': You're my future selves?\\
'''10th and 11th Doctors''': '''''YES!'''''\\
'''War Doctor''': Am I having a midlife crisis?
*** As well as:
---->'''11th Doctor''': I demand to be incarcerated in the Tower of London, along with my co-conspirators, Sand Shoes and Granddad.\\
'''War Doctor''': (indignant) ''Granddad?!''\\
'''10th Doctor''': They're ''not'' sand shoes!\\
'''War Doctor''': (glances at 10's feet) Yes, they are.
** "The Three Doctors" (featuring the first three Doctors), "The Five Doctors" (featuring the first five Doctors) and "The Two Doctors" (featuring the Second and Sixth Doctors) all had them fighting and bickering amongst themselves, with "The Three Doctors" being particularly nasty. The Doctor never got along with himself until a mini-episode featured the Tenth Doctor meeting the Fifth Doctor, who the Tenth Doctor eventually said was his 'favorite'. It's somewhat fitting that the Fifth Doctor is the only one who's ever totally gotten along with the others, as the Fifth Doctor is the only one who lacked the arrogance and utter-self-assuredness that permeated all the other regenerations to varying degrees.
** It should be noted, however, that not all of The Doctor's relationships are quite so turbulent. Excluding the ''very touchy'' subject of the Time War, the Tenth and Eleventh got along rather swimmingly and were in practically perfect sync, and even the ones that bicker constantly like the Second and Third have been shown to praise each other and work together under the right circumstance.
* ''Series/{{Parallax}}'': The Francis from Ben's World initially dislikes Francis Zapmeister as his counterpart's behaviour gets him into trouble on several occasions. He may also be a little jealous of him as he is more outgoing than he is. However, they do work together when the need arises, particularly later in the series when they and the Francis from Forest World use the Francis Cam to communicate with each other across the Parallax, and sort of become friends. More generally, he dislikes the idea of running into his other selves as it is "like looking at [himself] in a mirror, only it talks back."
* In the Season 2 finale of ''Series/{{Continuum}}'', Alec travels back in time to save his girlfriend's life. In Season 3, the Alec of the new timeline inherits his father's company and learns said girlfriend has a secret past. New Timeline Alec sees Original Alec as a naive romantic fool; Original Alec sees New Timeline Alec as a power-hungry sellout. [[spoiler: They end up trying to kill each other]].
* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', some characters end up facing their doubles from parallel Earths. Not all of them get along, such as Cisco/Vibe from Earth 1 not getting along too well with his evil double Cisco/Reverb from Earth 2, and Caitlin from Earth 1 disliking her EvilIsSexy version from Earth 2, calling herself Killer Frost. There's also Harrison Wells from Earth 2, who tries to help Cisco and Caitlin find a double to replace him, ends up disliking several versions of him from other worlds, including "H.R." from Earth 19. When Harry and H.R. meet up later, Harry is downright hostile, annoyed that there's a version of him that's not a brilliant scientist. He's dumbfounded that Team Flash chooses to keep H.R., even though the latter does prove his worth in the same episode with a totally non-scientific observation that everyone else missed.
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