History Main / SeparatedAtBirth

4th Jul '16 1:16:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** In fiction, [[TheObiWan Obi Wan Kenobi]] intervenes before it's too late.
*** It's never too late for {{Rule 34}}.
2nd Jun '16 1:44:18 PM Eievie
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A plot in which two siblings (usually identical twins) who were separated at birth now meet up as youngsters or adults. Usually the twins are mistaken for one another by family/friends and HilarityEnsues. Often the two characters were previously unhappy with their lots in life, [[PrinceAndPauper but after having walked a mile in somebody else's shoes, they gain a new appreciation for what they have]]. Notice that Separated at Birth doesn't have to apply ''literally'' - their parents might have divorced, and each parent took one kid and neither kid was told of the other's existence, but before that they were one family for some time. But Separated At Birth, especially if combined with DeathByChildbirth, can make for so much ''drama.''

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A plot in which two siblings (usually identical twins) who were separated at birth now meet up as youngsters or adults. Usually the twins are mistaken for one another by family/friends and HilarityEnsues. Often the two characters were previously unhappy with their lots in life, [[PrinceAndPauper but after having walked a mile in somebody else's shoes, they gain a new appreciation for what they have]]. Notice that Separated at Birth doesn't have to apply ''literally'' - their ''literally''--their parents might have divorced, and each parent took one kid and neither kid was told of the other's existence, but before that they were one family for some time. But Separated At Birth, especially if combined with DeathByChildbirth, can make for so much ''drama.''
22nd Apr '16 2:39:29 AM queenofthenight16
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* In the Mexican children series ''Complices al Rescate'' plot is this. Silvana and Mariana were separated from birth, but are reunited eleven years later.
14th Mar '16 6:53:12 PM M84
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* [[spoiler:Toriko and Starjun]] from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}''. [[spoiler:Starjun discovers this when eating ANOTHER awakens his Food Memory of suckling his thumb while sharing the womb with Toriko.]] He chooses to keep this to himself, so his brother remains in the dark.
12th Jan '16 6:14:16 AM JaywalkersNeverProsper
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* The German novel ''Das doppelte Lottchen'' (translated as ''Lottie and Lisa'') by Erich Kästner, and TheFilmOfTheBook ''The Parent Trap''.

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* The In the German novel ''Das doppelte Lottchen'' (translated as ''Lottie and Lisa'') ''Literature/LottieAndLisa'') by Erich Kästner, the twins are not separated straight after birth, but they were still very little when it happened and they don't remember each other, same as in TheFilmOfTheBook ''The Parent Trap''.''Film/TheParentTrap''.
18th Dec '15 11:01:29 AM Plactus
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* On ''Series/OrphanBlack'', Sarah and Helena were separated to protect them from the people who designed their line of clones. Sarah was given to the government foster system, Helena to the church.
4th Dec '15 3:42:50 PM margdean56
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* Cor (Shasta) and Corrin from ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''.

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* Cor (Shasta) and Corrin Corin from ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''.
28th Nov '15 1:46:58 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Tom & Thomas'', [[spoiler: the boys were left on a hospital doorstep, but before the staff knew they were there, Tom was taken away by a woman and ended up in an orphanage. Thomas was taken in by the staff and was later adopted by a kind father (played by SeanBean), who, at the end, adopted Tom, as well.]]

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* In ''Tom & Thomas'', [[spoiler: the boys were left on a hospital doorstep, but before the staff knew they were there, Tom was taken away by a woman and ended up in an orphanage. Thomas was taken in by the staff and was later adopted by a kind father (played by SeanBean), Creator/SeanBean), who, at the end, adopted Tom, as well.]]
27th Oct '15 5:19:41 PM zarpaulus
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* ''Webcomic/AddictiveScience'': Celia, manic transformation trigger-happy mad scientist; and Catherine, timid demon. Though they are a little hard to tell apart in [[http://addictivescience.katbox.net/comic/game-show/ dragon form]].



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10th Jun '15 3:38:26 AM Sheora
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* ''Heavily'' subverted in ''Anime/{{Mobile Suit Gundam 00}}''. [[spoiler: After the death of their family when they're teenagers, the twins Neil and Lyle Dylandy ''consciously'' decide to stay out of each other's lives since they weren't able to properly deal with their own problems ''and'' Neil wasn't very into the idea of having Lyle learn about his involvement with terrorists either. Ironically, more than a decade later Lyle would take up Neil's place as "Lockon Stratos" in Celestial Being and ''heavily'' deconstruct the idea of being a BackUpTwin for him.]]

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* ''Heavily'' subverted Subverted in ''Anime/{{Mobile Suit Gundam 00}}''. [[spoiler: After the death of their family when they're teenagers, the twins Neil and Lyle Dylandy ''consciously'' decide to stay out of each other's lives since they weren't able to properly deal with their own problems ''and'' Neil wasn't very into the idea of having Lyle learn about his involvement with terrorists either. Ironically, more than a decade later Lyle would take up Neil's place as "Lockon Stratos" in Celestial Being and ''heavily'' deconstruct the idea of being a BackUpTwin for him.]]
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