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20th Oct '17 2:03:00 PM LinTaylor
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** ''[[VideoGame/GundamVsSeries Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost'' had a variation on this with '''Pilot''' Swaps rather than Palette Swaps, [[HumongousMecha mobile suits]] which were mostly {{Moveset Clone}}s of existing MS with minor tweaks and entirely new voice clips. For example, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Elle Vianno]]'s Gundam Mk-II can't become the Super Gundam like [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Emma Sheen]]'s, but instead she gets extra {{Assist Character}}s. Pilot swaps were also generally lower cost, giving them some strategic value; some examples, like Lacus Clyne's version of the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Infinite Justice Gundam]], were actually preferred over the standard version for this reason.

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** ''[[VideoGame/GundamVsSeries Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost'' Boost]]'' had a variation on this with '''Pilot''' Swaps rather than Palette Swaps, [[HumongousMecha mobile suits]] which were mostly {{Moveset Clone}}s of existing MS with minor tweaks and entirely new voice clips. For example, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Elle Vianno]]'s Gundam Mk-II can't become the Super Gundam like [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Emma Sheen]]'s, but instead she gets extra {{Assist Character}}s. Pilot swaps were also generally lower cost, giving them some strategic value; some examples, like Lacus Clyne's version of the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Infinite Justice Gundam]], were actually preferred over the standard version for this reason.
20th Oct '17 2:02:23 PM LinTaylor
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** ''[[VideoGame/GundamVsSeries Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost'' had a variation on this with '''Pilot''' Swaps rather than Palette Swaps, [[HumongousMecha mobile suits]] which were mostly {{Moveset Clone}}s of existing MS with minor tweaks and entirely new voice clips. For example, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Elle Vianno]]'s Gundam Mk-II can't become the Super Gundam like [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Emma Sheen]]'s, but instead she gets extra {{Assist Character}}s. Pilot swaps were also generally lower cost, giving them some strategic value; some examples, like Lacus Clyne's version of the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Infinite Justice Gundam]], were actually preferred over the standard version for this reason.
20th Oct '17 1:15:50 PM LinTaylor
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* Capcom's ''[[VideoGame/CapcomvsWhatever Versus]]'' series do this, both mirror match style and new character style. ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes'' features Comicbook/WarMachine, who is a palette swap of Comicbook/IronMan from ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes''. Also, both ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesVsStreetFighter'' and ''Marvel vs. Capcom'' use palette swaps in creating the secret characters. Sometimes an attempt would be made to make them logical characters--[=MSHvsSF=] featured a US Agent as a Captain America swap, for example--while others made no sense whatsoever. Orange Hulk anyone?

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* Capcom's ''[[VideoGame/CapcomvsWhatever Versus]]'' series do this, both mirror match style and new character style. ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes'' features Comicbook/WarMachine, who is a palette swap of Comicbook/IronMan from ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes''. Also, both ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesVsStreetFighter'' and ''Marvel vs. Capcom'' use palette swaps in creating the secret characters. Sometimes an attempt would be made to make them logical characters--[=MSHvsSF=] characters -- [=MSHvsSF=] featured a US Agent as a Captain America swap, for example--while others made no sense whatsoever. example. Others are more esoteric, like ''[=MvC=]'''s Orange Hulk anyone?and Red Venom, which some fans justify by suggesting they're meant to be stand-ins for [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Thing]] and ComicBook/{{Carnage}}.
14th Oct '17 1:52:17 PM DarkHunter
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* Lampshaded in-universe with a direct reference to the trope name with the Sweeper and Astray.

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* ''VideoGame/WingsOfDawn'': Lampshaded in-universe with a direct reference to the trope name namer with the Sweeper and Astray.Astray, two Fura'ngle fighters that look identical save for their colorations.
7th Oct '17 7:35:55 PM MoPete
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** The Shadow Androids from the Multiplayer Mode of ''Videogame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' are palette swaps of one another. There's a gold-striped Shadow that's a palette swap of the regular Shadow, and the "Metal Shadow" models are also palette swaps.
10th Sep '17 8:34:36 PM GrammarNavi
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*** ''DigimonWorld'' is ''horrible'' about doing this to differentiate random enemy Digimon from recruitable ones. You can ''recruit'' [[http://wikimon.net/Betamon Betamon]] and [[http://wikimon.net/Drimogemon Drimogemon]] (frog and drill-nosed mole, basically). You ''fight'' [[http://wikimon.net/Modoki_Betamon ModokiBetamon]] and [[http://wikimon.net/Nise_Drimogemon NiseDrimogemon.]] (Modoki means 'seems like' or 'looks like;' Nise means 'false.') The only difference at all between them is that [=ModokiBetamon=] is a ''slightly different shade of green'' and [=NiseDrimogemon=] ''has a mustache instead of whiskers.''

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*** ''DigimonWorld'' ''VideoGame/DigimonWorld'' is ''horrible'' about doing this to differentiate random enemy Digimon from recruitable ones. You can ''recruit'' [[http://wikimon.net/Betamon Betamon]] and [[http://wikimon.net/Drimogemon Drimogemon]] (frog and drill-nosed mole, basically). You ''fight'' [[http://wikimon.net/Modoki_Betamon ModokiBetamon]] and [[http://wikimon.net/Nise_Drimogemon NiseDrimogemon.]] (Modoki means 'seems like' or 'looks like;' Nise means 'false.') The only difference at all between them is that [=ModokiBetamon=] is a ''slightly different shade of green'' and [=NiseDrimogemon=] ''has a mustache instead of whiskers.''



** The third kind is random recolourings which serve no purpose at all, are given little to no context, are not differentiated from the main Digimon at all, and seem to be there for the hell of it. ''DigimonWorld3'' is a massive offender in this regard. The ''entire'' Amaterasu Server (before you free it) is a DarkWorld-themed palette swap of the Asuka Server, and most of the Digimon in it are palette swaps of the ones from Asuka.

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** The third kind is random recolourings which serve no purpose at all, are given little to no context, are not differentiated from the main Digimon at all, and seem to be there for the hell of it. ''DigimonWorld3'' ''VideoGame/DigimonWorld3'' is a massive offender in this regard. The ''entire'' Amaterasu Server (before you free it) is a DarkWorld-themed palette swap of the Asuka Server, and most of the Digimon in it are palette swaps of the ones from Asuka.
9th Sep '17 9:53:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]'', [[spoiler:Old School Andy]] is a palette swap of Andy [=MacDonald=].

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* In ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]'', ''VideoGame/BackyardSkateboarding'', [[spoiler:Old School Andy]] is a palette swap of Andy [=MacDonald=].
9th Sep '17 3:01:28 PM nombretomado
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* The Jack Russell terriers Bennett and Yank, who are pet dogs of Molly [=McIntire=] and Emily Bennett of the Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection respectively, are palette swaps of each other, bearing the same coat pattern with the colors inverted.

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* The Jack Russell terriers Bennett and Yank, who are pet dogs of Molly [=McIntire=] and Emily Bennett of the Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection respectively, are palette swaps of each other, bearing the same coat pattern with the colors inverted.
7th Sep '17 11:01:05 AM CosmicFerret
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* Downplayed in ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroesTheFlash''. Most mooks have counterparts only different by color, but this is just for variety, as there is still a large collection of different enemy types. Additionally, Zoom's costume is a color-swapped version of {{The Flash}}'s costume, but this is the standard for Reverse-Flash characters.

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* Downplayed in ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroesTheFlash''. Most mooks have counterparts only different by color, but this is just for variety, as there is still a large collection of different enemy types. Additionally, Zoom's costume is a color-swapped version of {{The ComicBook/{{The Flash}}'s costume, but this is the standard for Reverse-Flash characters.
5th Sep '17 8:56:47 AM X2X
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*** The ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series of games has had THREE. Mokujin (''Tekken 3'') and Combot (''Tekken 4''), [[DittoFighter which randomly emulated all the characters fighting styles]], one per round, and Unknown (''Tekken Tag Tournament''), who looked sort of like Jun Kazama (thus leading many to believe she ''was'' Jun, only subject to DemonicPossession [[note]]according to WordOfGod, Unknown was meant to be Jun's sister, but this was dropped when ''TTT'' became a spin-off[[/note]]), but could only emulate about 15 or so characters out of the 30+ available (and, in addition to the resemblance, always started with Jun's moveset, further bolstering the fan theory). However, pressing down on the right stick on the [=PS2=] controller (R3, as it is) would let you change fighting styles on the fly instead of having to tag out and back in all the time. Notably, ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'' leaves Mokujin as the only mimic character on the roster; Combot is instead retooled as an AllYourPowersCombined-type who can use an amalgamation of other characters moves in the vein of [[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Dural]] (essentially, what ''Tekken 4'' states Combot was meant to do instead of simple), while Unknown uses Jun's moveset combined with more supernatural influences like stage hazards created from the goop that covers her body (as [[spoiler:this incarnation of Unknown actually ''is'' Jun gone OneWingedAngel]]).
** Mokujin itself has two palette swaps in the more traditional "colour variation" sense. Tetsujin is an iron version of the wooden puppet, appearing only in the ''Tag Tournament'' spinoffs. Kinjin is a gold version with a crown, moustache and slightly different appearance who only appears in ''Tekken Revolution''.

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*** The ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series of games has had THREE. Mokujin (''Tekken 3'') and Combot (''Tekken 4''), [[DittoFighter which randomly emulated all the characters fighting styles]], one per round, and Unknown (''Tekken (''[[DreamMatchGame Tekken Tag Tournament''), Tournament]]''), who looked sort of like Jun Kazama (thus leading many to believe she ''was'' Jun, only subject to DemonicPossession [[note]]according to WordOfGod, Unknown was meant to be Jun's sister, but this was dropped when ''TTT'' became a spin-off[[/note]]), but could only emulate about 15 or so characters out of the 30+ available (and, in addition to the resemblance, always started with Jun's moveset, further bolstering the fan theory). However, pressing down on the right stick on the [=PS2=] controller (R3, as it is) would let you change fighting styles on the fly instead of having to tag out and back in all the time. Notably, ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'' leaves Mokujin as the only mimic character on the roster; Combot is instead retooled as an AllYourPowersCombined-type who can use an amalgamation of other characters moves in the vein of [[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Dural]] (essentially, what ''Tekken 4'' states Combot was meant to do instead of simple), simple mimicry due to software bugs), while Unknown uses a variation of Jun's moveset combined with more supernatural influences like stage hazards created from the goop that covers her body (as [[spoiler:this incarnation of Unknown actually ''is'' Jun gone OneWingedAngel]]).
** Mokujin itself has two palette swaps in the more traditional "colour variation" sense. Tetsujin is an iron version of the wooden puppet, appearing only in the ''Tag Tournament'' spinoffs. spin-offs. Kinjin is a gold version with a crown, moustache a moustache, and a slightly different appearance who only appears in ''Tekken Revolution''.



* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'':
** All games use this for alternative costumes. [[ColorCodedMultiplayer If players choose the same characters for team battles, the brightness on the characters are changed]].
** While most characters merely change color, a few get different costumes, some of them downright using "other" characters; [[VideoGame/WarioWare Wario]] has his overalls from [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the main series]], the [[VideoGame/WiiFit Wii Fit Trainer]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Robin]], the [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Villager]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin]] all have variants for both genders, [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Bowser Jr.]] has [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 the Koopalings]], [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} Olimar has Alph]], [[VideoGame/PunchOut Little Mac]] has his wireframe appearance from the original arcade game, [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Shulk]] has the swimwear he puts on when he has nothing equipped, [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Zero Suit Samus]] has shorts based on the 100% endings for ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'', and {{Guest Fighter}}s [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] and VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} have their costumes from ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' and the first ''Bayonetta'', respectively.
** To a lesser degree, in some of the games there were characters with move sets very similar to each other with small deviations such as their speed and power (Mario/Luigi, Pikachu/Pichu, ect) though later games tended to give new moves and bigger deviations so that similar characters felt a little more unique.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'':
''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'':
** All games use this for alternative costumes. [[ColorCodedMultiplayer If players choose the same characters for team battles, the brightness on the characters are changed]].
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** While most characters merely change color, a few get different costumes, some of them downright using "other" characters; [[VideoGame/WarioWare Wario]] has his overalls from [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the main series]], the [[VideoGame/WiiFit Wii Fit Trainer]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Robin]], the [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Villager]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin]] all have variants for both genders, [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Bowser Jr.]] has [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 the Koopalings]], [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} Olimar has Alph]], [[VideoGame/PunchOut Little Mac]] has his wireframe appearance from the original arcade game, [[VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles Shulk]] has the swimwear he puts on when he has nothing equipped, [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Zero Suit Samus]] has shorts based on the 100% endings for ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'', and {{Guest Fighter}}s [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] and VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} have their costumes from ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' and the first ''Bayonetta'', respectively.
** To a lesser degree, in some of the games there were characters with move sets very similar to each other with small deviations such as their speed and power (Mario/Luigi, Pikachu/Pichu, ect) ect.) though later games tended to give new moves and bigger deviations so that similar characters felt a little more unique.



* Several champions in ''VideoGame/MarvelContestOfChampions'' are obvious palette swaps for each other, often an alternate version of the same character. For instance, X-Force {{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}} has the exact same power set as regular Deadpool with a different colored uniform, and WWII Captain America is this for regular Captain America. The Vision also has both a comics version of his costume and one based on the movie version in ''{{Film/AvengersAge of Ultron}}''. Palette swapped characters are also generally {{Moveset Clone}}s of each other.

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* Several champions in ''VideoGame/MarvelContestOfChampions'' are obvious palette swaps for each other, often an alternate version of the same character. For instance, X-Force {{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} has the exact same power set as regular Deadpool with a different colored uniform, and WWII Captain America is this for regular Captain America. The Vision also has both a comics version of his costume and one based on the movie version in ''{{Film/AvengersAge of Ultron}}''. Palette swapped characters are also generally {{Moveset Clone}}s of each other.
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