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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?
*** As well as:
---->'''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.
6th Mar '17 9:48:07 AM Prometheus117
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** Ironically, the same thing comes up again in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' between [[spoiler:EMIYA and his [[FallenHero Alter self]]]] for the very same reason. Specifically, [[spoiler:EMIYA Alter despises the fact that EMIYA has [[TookALevelInKindness has become less of an asshole]] and isn't as hardened anymore]].

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** Ironically, the same thing comes up again in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' between [[spoiler:EMIYA and his [[FallenHero Alter self]]]] for the very same reason. reasons. Specifically, [[spoiler:EMIYA Alter despises the fact that EMIYA has [[TookALevelInKindness has become less of an asshole]] and isn't as hardened anymore]].
6th Mar '17 9:45:13 AM Prometheus117
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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[spoiler:Even though he is unaware of his true identity, Shirou]] has enormous problems getting along with [[spoiler:his future self, Archer,]] on a purely instinctual level (although the great personality differences may have something to do with it too). The future version, on the other hand, has some ''very'' well thought-out reasons for [[IHatePastMe despising the other]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[spoiler:Even though he is unaware of his true identity, Shirou]] has enormous problems getting along with [[spoiler:his future self, Archer,]] Archer (Counter Guardian EMIYA),]] on a purely instinctual level (although the great personality differences may have something to do with it too). The future version, on the other hand, has some ''very'' well thought-out reasons for [[IHatePastMe despising the other]].other]].
** Ironically, the same thing comes up again in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' between [[spoiler:EMIYA and his [[FallenHero Alter self]]]] for the very same reason. Specifically, [[spoiler:EMIYA Alter despises the fact that EMIYA has [[TookALevelInKindness has become less of an asshole]] and isn't as hardened anymore]].
5th Mar '17 9:47:14 AM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics: In the ''IdentityWars'' miniseries {{Deadpool}}, SpiderMan and TheHulk cross over into an alternate dimension. Spider-Man's alternate version is a WellIntentionedExtremist, which annoys Spidey. Deadpool gets along famously with his alternate until he discovers that alt-Deadpool isn't Wade Wilson, it's [[spoiler:Victor Von Doom]]. Alt-Wade Wilson is a BigBad who Deadpool takes down. Bruce Banner discovers that he can't turn into the Hulk in this dimension and is overjoyed, until that gets reversed. Then alt-Hulk and Hulk duke it out.

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* MarvelComics: Creator/MarvelComics: In the ''IdentityWars'' miniseries {{Deadpool}}, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, SpiderMan and TheHulk cross over into an alternate dimension. Spider-Man's alternate version is a WellIntentionedExtremist, which annoys Spidey. Deadpool gets along famously with his alternate until he discovers that alt-Deadpool isn't Wade Wilson, it's [[spoiler:Victor Von Doom]]. Alt-Wade Wilson is a BigBad who Deadpool takes down. Bruce Banner discovers that he can't turn into the Hulk in this dimension and is overjoyed, until that gets reversed. Then alt-Hulk and Hulk duke it out.
3rd Mar '17 6:45:53 AM ChronoLegion
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* 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.

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* 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.
1st Mar '17 7:30:39 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney,'' the two actually get on pretty well with the "future selves," before discovering that they're actually evil robot doubles.

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* In ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney,'' the two actually get on pretty well with the their "future selves," before discovering that they're actually evil robot doubles.doubles. Evil Bill and Evil Ted proceed to [[DeathIsCheap kill them]], alienate their girlfriends and try to create [[BadFuture a future that is most]] [[ConfusingMultipleNegatives non-non-heinous]].



* In the ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' series both the Greek and Roman pantheons exist, and they can't stand each other. Especially Neptune and Poseidon who are engaged in an eternal turf war for control of the oceans.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' series both the Greek and Roman pantheons exist, and they can't stand each other. Especially Neptune and Poseidon who are engaged in an eternal turf war for control of the oceans.oceans, and Atlantis in particular.
1st Mar '17 7:25:27 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney,'' the two actually get on pretty well with the "future selves," before discovering that they're actually evil robot doubles.
-->'''Bill:''' That other me is a ''dick!''
-->'''Ted:''' Yeah.
27th Feb '17 10:42:05 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WeAreLegionWeAreBob'': There are a few Bobs that just can't be around others (such as Mario), as well as some odd companions who like to annoy each other (Riker and Homer, Calvin and Goku).
20th Feb '17 5:34:06 PM eroock
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-> My ghost is 8eing a FUCKING LOSER!!!!!!!!

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-> My ->''"My ghost is 8eing a FUCKING LOSER!!!!!!!!LOSER!!!!!!!!"''
17th Feb '17 10:07:22 PM SpocktorWho
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', episode "[[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E18InAMirrorDarkly In a Mirror, Darkly]]". In the MirrorUniverse, evil Archer comes across a database listing the achievements of his alternate self as a famous captain, diplomat and explorer. As Archer is still only NumberTwo on ''Enterprise'' he's furious, and as he lapses into [[SanitySlippage insanity and paranoia]] is taunted by {{hallucinations}} of this alternate Archer, goading him into a reckless grab for power and fame.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', episode "[[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E18InAMirrorDarkly In a Mirror, Darkly]]". In the MirrorUniverse, evil Archer comes across a database listing the achievements of his alternate self as a famous captain, diplomat and explorer. As Archer is still only NumberTwo on ''Enterprise'' he's furious, and as he lapses into [[SanitySlippage insanity and paranoia]] is taunted by {{hallucinations}} of this alternate Archer, goading him into a reckless grab for power and fame. Hoshi makes it clear that she doesn't want to know anything about her own alt-self, clearly finding the idea of another "her" disturbing.
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