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9th Sep '17 4:47:23 PM Premonition45
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** Also used in ''Series/LivAndMaddie'' and ''Series/IDidntDoIt''. Patty Duke herself would appear on ''Liv and Maddie'' [[ActorAllusion as the twins' grandmother and her own twin sister]].

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** Also used in ''Series/LivAndMaddie'' and ''Series/IDidntDoIt''. Patty Duke Creator/PattyDuke herself would appear on ''Liv and Maddie'' [[ActorAllusion as the twins' grandmother and her own twin sister]].
9th Sep '17 1:45:10 PM Premonition45
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** Also used in ''Series/LivAndMaddie'' and ''Series/IDidntDoIt''.

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** Also used in ''Series/LivAndMaddie'' and ''Series/IDidntDoIt''. Patty Duke herself would appear on ''Liv and Maddie'' [[ActorAllusion as the twins' grandmother and her own twin sister]].
21st Aug '17 2:13:01 PM xcountryguy
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* Tsubasa and Arisa from ''Manga/{{Arisa}}''. [[TheAce Arisa]] is loved by everyone at her school, has good grades and is the ClassRepresentative. [[{{Delinquent}} Tsubasa]] is nicknamed "the Demon Princess" and is constantly getting into fights and has lousy grades. [[spoiler: As it turns out, Arisa is very much a BrokenAce]].

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* Tsubasa and Arisa from ''Manga/{{Arisa}}''. [[TheAce Arisa]] is loved by everyone at her school, has good grades and is the ClassRepresentative. [[{{Delinquent}} Tsubasa]] is nicknamed "the Demon Princess" and is constantly getting into fights and has lousy grades. [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As it turns out, Arisa is very much a BrokenAce]].



* ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'': Kouji and Koichi. Kouji is arrogant and kind of a jerk at first, [[IWorkAlone working by himself]] because he thinks the others will only drag him down. As time goes on, he shows a much kinder side. His Digimon forms are wolf-based and his element is light. Meanwhile, his twin is similar in appearance but far more soft-spoken and willing to be in the group [[spoiler: once he's de-brainwashed.]] And, his Digimon forms are lion-based and his element is darkness (DarkIsNotEvil.)

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* ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'': Kouji and Koichi. Kouji is arrogant and kind of a jerk at first, [[IWorkAlone working by himself]] because he thinks the others will only drag him down. As time goes on, he shows a much kinder side. His Digimon forms are wolf-based and his element is light. Meanwhile, his twin is similar in appearance but far more soft-spoken and willing to be in the group [[spoiler: once [[spoiler:once he's de-brainwashed.]] And, his Digimon forms are lion-based and his element is darkness (DarkIsNotEvil.)



* ''Anime/GlassFleet'''s [[spoiler: Vetti and Cleo]] exemplify this trope. Though, their personalities are passed off as them having been raised separately, with the younger one subjected to [[spoiler:mental and sexual abuse]], giving him his screwed up personality.

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* ''Anime/GlassFleet'''s [[spoiler: Vetti [[spoiler:Vetti and Cleo]] exemplify this trope. Though, their personalities are passed off as them having been raised separately, with the younger one subjected to [[spoiler:mental and sexual abuse]], giving him his screwed up personality.



* ''Anime/HighSchoolStarMusical'' has two pairs - Nayuki's younger sisters, Tsumugi and Yuki, are more typical and aren't major characters. But separated twins [[spoiler: Tsubasa and Itsuki]] - who aren't even known to be related - have a large part of their conflict revolve around how they've developed into this since being separated.
* ''Anime/ImGonnaBeAnAngel'': Noelle (the light) and Silky (the darkness) [[spoiler: as described by Mikael. Mikael and Raphael might also count.]]

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* ''Anime/HighSchoolStarMusical'' has two pairs - Nayuki's younger sisters, Tsumugi and Yuki, are more typical and aren't major characters. But separated twins [[spoiler: Tsubasa [[spoiler:Tsubasa and Itsuki]] - who aren't even known to be related - have a large part of their conflict revolve around how they've developed into this since being separated.
* ''Anime/ImGonnaBeAnAngel'': Noelle (the light) and Silky (the darkness) [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as described by Mikael. Mikael and Raphael might also count.]]



* ''Manga/PrivateActress'' has the twins Shuuto and Yuuto, Shiho's clients in one chapter. Older twin Shuuto is a MrFanservice and a famous model, while younger twin Yuuto is just as good looking but a ''very'' awkward FragileFlower. Shuuto, then, hires Shiho to pose as Yuuto's suitor, in an attempt to help him. [[spoiler: Massively subverted: Shiho eventually finds out that Shuuto and Yuuto are ''the same person'' and a case of ''SplitPersonality''.]]
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has the twin brothers Saga (thoughtful, wise, just [[spoiler: until his SuperpoweredEvilSide kicks in]]) and Kanon (selfish, scheming, arrogant [[spoiler:until he has a HeelFaceTurn.]]) For major irony, Saga is the ''Gemini'' Saint, [[spoiler:with Kanon inheriting his position once Saga dies]].

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* ''Manga/PrivateActress'' has the twins Shuuto and Yuuto, Shiho's clients in one chapter. Older twin Shuuto is a MrFanservice and a famous model, while younger twin Yuuto is just as good looking but a ''very'' awkward FragileFlower. Shuuto, then, hires Shiho to pose as Yuuto's suitor, in an attempt to help him. [[spoiler: Massively [[spoiler:Massively subverted: Shiho eventually finds out that Shuuto and Yuuto are ''the same person'' and a case of ''SplitPersonality''.]]
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has the twin brothers Saga (thoughtful, wise, just [[spoiler: until [[spoiler:until his SuperpoweredEvilSide kicks in]]) and Kanon (selfish, scheming, arrogant [[spoiler:until he has a HeelFaceTurn.]]) For major irony, Saga is the ''Gemini'' Saint, [[spoiler:with Kanon inheriting his position once Saga dies]].



* ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'' continues this tradition with [[ItsAllAboutMe arrogant, narcissist, megalomaniac, self-centered]], scheming, sleek and dainty Aspros, with the gritty and [[LoveMartyr self-sacrificial]] Defteros. And yes, they are the Gemini Saints of their era, [[spoiler: where Defteros had to kill Aspros because he showed his true colors, wanting to kill Defteros so that he could be the Pope. After Aspros'death, Defteros takes the Gemini Cloth with him and becomes the new Gemini Saint]]

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* ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'' continues this tradition with [[ItsAllAboutMe arrogant, narcissist, megalomaniac, self-centered]], scheming, sleek and dainty Aspros, with the gritty and [[LoveMartyr self-sacrificial]] Defteros. And yes, they are the Gemini Saints of their era, [[spoiler: where [[spoiler:where Defteros had to kill Aspros because he showed his true colors, wanting to kill Defteros so that he could be the Pope. After Aspros'death, Defteros takes the Gemini Cloth with him and becomes the new Gemini Saint]]



* TheReveal in ''Film/ShockTreatment'' is the fact that this is the case of [[spoiler: Brad Majors and [[BigBad Farley Flavors]]]], who were seperated as infants when their parents died.

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* TheReveal in ''Film/ShockTreatment'' is the fact that this is the case of [[spoiler: Brad [[spoiler:Brad Majors and [[BigBad Farley Flavors]]]], who were seperated as infants when their parents died.



* In the original Story ''Literature/LottieAndLisa'' by Erich Kästner (aka "Das doppelte Lottchen"), the titular twins had extremely different personalities, which made their [[spoiler: place change]] all the more hilarious, and later difficult. Lisa was a cheerful, bratty tomboy while Lottie was a sensible, serious, prim and proper girl who behaved almost like a grown-up. Most film versions omit this aspect.

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* In the original Story ''Literature/LottieAndLisa'' by Erich Kästner (aka "Das doppelte Lottchen"), the titular twins had extremely different personalities, which made their [[spoiler: place [[spoiler:place change]] all the more hilarious, and later difficult. Lisa was a cheerful, bratty tomboy while Lottie was a sensible, serious, prim and proper girl who behaved almost like a grown-up. Most film versions omit this aspect.



* Creator/JacquelineWilson 's ''Double Act'' has [[TomboyandGirlyGirl Tomboy Ruby and Girly Girl Garnet]]. This becomes more apparent when [[spoiler: Ruby cuts off her braids to distinguish herself further from her sister]].

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* Creator/JacquelineWilson 's ''Double Act'' has [[TomboyandGirlyGirl Tomboy Ruby and Girly Girl Garnet]]. This becomes more apparent when [[spoiler: Ruby [[spoiler:Ruby cuts off her braids to distinguish herself further from her sister]].



* [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Millenium Quadrology]] has Lisbeth and Camilla Salander. Lisbeth is a brilliant hacker with NoSocialSkills who stands up for abused women and children, and has a strong moral code. Camilla is highly manipulative, does not care about those she considers "weak", and has very little in terms of morals [[spoiler: being the leader of a Russian crime syndicate]].

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* [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Millenium Quadrology]] has Lisbeth and Camilla Salander. Lisbeth is a brilliant hacker with NoSocialSkills who stands up for abused women and children, and has a strong moral code. Camilla is highly manipulative, does not care about those she considers "weak", and has very little in terms of morals [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being the leader of a Russian crime syndicate]].



* In Literature/TheBible, we have Jacob and Esau. Esau is the older one, and he displays a CarpetOfVirility and is [[ARealManIsAKiller a skilled hunter]]. Jacob is younger, and isn't so hairy and prefers to use his [[GuileHero brains over brawn]]. [[spoiler: Which enables him to receive Esau's birthright.]] They were at odds with one another ''before they were even born''--God explains to their mother that her difficult pregnancy came from them fighting in the womb. [[spoiler: Though they manage to make peace... several years later.]]

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* In Literature/TheBible, we have Jacob and Esau. Esau is the older one, and he displays a CarpetOfVirility and is [[ARealManIsAKiller a skilled hunter]]. Jacob is younger, and isn't so hairy and prefers to use his [[GuileHero brains over brawn]]. [[spoiler: Which [[spoiler:Which enables him to receive Esau's birthright.]] They were at odds with one another ''before they were even born''--God explains to their mother that her difficult pregnancy came from them fighting in the womb. [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Though they manage to make peace... several years later.]]



* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'s'' Laurie and Gennifer Weathermay-Foxgrove are identical twin monster-hunters and proteges of Rudolph van Richten. Laurie is an exuberant tomboy, fencer and pistoleer who dresses like a man, while Gennifer is a demure, sober-minded wizard with closets full of conservative dresses. [[spoiler: Also, Gennifer may be an unwitting lycanthrope.]]

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'s'' Laurie and Gennifer Weathermay-Foxgrove are identical twin monster-hunters and proteges of Rudolph van Richten. Laurie is an exuberant tomboy, fencer and pistoleer who dresses like a man, while Gennifer is a demure, sober-minded wizard with closets full of conservative dresses. [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, Gennifer may be an unwitting lycanthrope.]]



* ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'': The Voerman sisters, stoic businesswoman Therese and emotional party-girl Jeanette, from You eventually discover [[spoiler: Therese is a Malkavian, a member of a clan of vampires known for insanity, and her "sister" Jeanette is actually her SplitPersonality. With [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath high enough Persuasion skill]], you can convince the "sisters" to cooperate instead of one "killing" the other.]]

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* ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'': The Voerman sisters, stoic businesswoman Therese and emotional party-girl Jeanette, from You eventually discover [[spoiler: Therese [[spoiler:Therese is a Malkavian, a member of a clan of vampires known for insanity, and her "sister" Jeanette is actually her SplitPersonality. With [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath high enough Persuasion skill]], you can convince the "sisters" to cooperate instead of one "killing" the other.]]



** [[spoiler: They also become champions of gods that are practically night and day -- Vax under the god of death, the Raven Queen, and Vex under the god of the sun, Pelor.]]

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** [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They also become champions of gods that are practically night and day -- Vax under the god of death, the Raven Queen, and Vex under the god of the sun, Pelor.]]
17th Aug '17 11:40:19 PM MoonlightBomber
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* The Kazato twins from ''VisualNovel/IfMyHeartHadWings''. Asa is the timid one, and Yoru is the blunt one. [[ThemeTwinNaming Their differences in personality are literally night and day.]]
4th Aug '17 6:02:46 PM KidDynamite
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* Twin musicians Chuck (bass) and John (drums) Panozzo of Music/{{Styx}}. Chuck is soft-spoken and more down to earth, while John was a wild man and more outgoing.
4th Aug '17 3:11:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''{{Neptunia}}'' series has the extrovert Ram and the shy Rom. These twins are also a huge source of [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling irritation]] for their big sister, Blanc.

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* The ''{{Neptunia}}'' ''Franchise/{{Neptunia}}'' series has the extrovert Ram and the shy Rom. These twins are also a huge source of [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling irritation]] for their big sister, Blanc.
2nd Aug '17 8:05:01 PM PikaHikariKT
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** [[spoiler: They also become champions of gods that are practically night and day -- Vax under the god of death, the Raven Queen, and Vex under the god of the sun, Pelor.]]
9th Jul '17 11:54:02 PM Larala
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*In The Venetian twins from Carlo Goldoni the new spin on the theme of the accidental [[TwinSwitch twin switch]] is that they are completely different in their way of acting and talking and one is considered really well mannered and intelligent while the other is seen as tactless and [[TooDumbtolive stupid]]
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28th Jun '17 7:00:48 PM HarpieSiren
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* The titular ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros.'' Mario is brave, outgoing and hot-blooded, Luigi is cowardly, timid and shy.
15th Jun '17 12:12:22 AM SpocktorWho
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* Jeannie and her sister on ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. Jeannie is a blonde who wears pink, and while she can be selfish and impulsive, is generally sweet and wants the best for Major Nelson. Her sister is a brunette who wears green and is a lot more malicious, self-centered, and sexually aggressive (constantly going after Tony, who's not interested), and causes a lot of problems whenever she shows up.
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