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19th Jun '17 4:28:13 PM jormis29
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* The entire plot of ''Big Business'' -- times TWO (it's a [[RecycledInSpace 1980s update]] of ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors'').
** Bette Midler and Lili Tomlin star as two sets of twins: the Midlers come from rich city parents, the Tomlins come from poor country parents. Both families end up with one Midler (Sadie) and one Tomlin (Rose) each. The movie is one part this, one part SwitchedAtBirth, one part [[TheCityVsTheCountry The City Mouse And The Country Mouse]]. Hilarity ensues.

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* The entire plot of ''Big Business'' ''Film/{{Big Business|1988}}'' -- times TWO (it's a [[RecycledInSpace 1980s update]] of ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors'').
** Bette Midler Creator/BetteMidler and Lili Tomlin Creator/LiliTomlin star as two sets of twins: the Midlers come from rich city parents, the Tomlins come from poor country parents. Both families end up with one Midler (Sadie) and one Tomlin (Rose) each. The movie is one part this, one part SwitchedAtBirth, one part [[TheCityVsTheCountry The City Mouse And The Country Mouse]]. Hilarity ensues.
2nd Mar '17 1:19:43 PM wootzits
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', due to the fact that Kira and Cagalli, despite being twins separated at birth and raised by different parents since [[spoiler: the twins's biological father, Ulen Hibiki, was a MadScientist who experimented on baby!Kira via having him taken out earlier despite his wife/partner Via's pleas, then 'raised' in an artificial womb until he was properly born.]] It should also be noted that [[AllThereInTheManual other materials]] state that Kira's adoptive mom Caridad Yamato is, in fact, his and Cagalli's maternal aunt (the younger sister of [[spoiler: the aforementioned]] Via Hibiki) [[spoiler: who took the babies in right after their parents were murdered]]. This is a {{Homage}} to ''Franchise/StarWars'' anyway...
* Part of a subplot in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', where two boys named Kouichi and Kouji discover they are twin brothers, and one of them is lured to the dark side. It takes a ''lot'' for his brother to make him pull a HeelFaceTurn. [[spoiler: And then, they discover that in the real world, the first twin is ''[[DeadAllAlong dead]]'' and only his subconscious remains in the Digital World. A bit of TimeTravel (as in, returning to Earth almost at the same time the dead twin has the accident that eventually killed him) was needed to save the kid's life.]]
* 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 deconstruct the idea of being a BackUpTwin for him.]]
* In the ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' manga, Hakkai and his twin sister were placed in different orphanages shortly after birth, but met and fell in love. Even after learning their identities as brother and sister, they continued the affair.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', due to [[spoiler:Mei Misaki and Misaki Fujioka]] from the fact anime ''Anime/{{Another}}''. [[spoiler:Mei was adopted by their aunt Yukiyo after she had a miscarriage that Kira and Cagalli, left her very emotionally unstable, but when they learn the family secret, they spend all their time together despite being twins separated at birth and raised by different parents since [[spoiler: the twins's biological father, Ulen Hibiki, was a MadScientist who experimented on baby!Kira via having him taken out earlier despite his wife/partner Via's pleas, then 'raised' in an artificial womb Yukiyo's objections, until he was properly born.]] It should also be noted that [[AllThereInTheManual other materials]] state that Kira's adoptive mom Caridad Yamato is, in fact, his and Cagalli's maternal aunt (the younger sister of [[spoiler: the aforementioned]] Via Hibiki) [[spoiler: who took the babies in right after their parents were murdered]]. This is a {{Homage}} to ''Franchise/StarWars'' anyway...
* Part of a subplot in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', where two boys named Kouichi and Kouji discover they are twin brothers, and one of them is lured to the dark side. It takes a ''lot'' for his brother to make him pull a HeelFaceTurn. [[spoiler: And then, they discover that in the real world, the first twin is ''[[DeadAllAlong dead]]'' and only his subconscious remains in the Digital World. A bit of TimeTravel (as in, returning to Earth almost at the same time the dead twin has the accident that eventually killed him) was needed to save the kid's life.]]
* Subverted in ''Anime/{{Mobile Suit Gundam 00}}''. [[spoiler: After the
Misaki's 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 deconstruct the idea of being a BackUpTwin for him.]]
* In the ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' manga, Hakkai and his twin sister were placed in different orphanages shortly after birth, but met and fell in love. Even after learning their identities as brother and sister, they continued the affair.
illness.]]



* Goku and Raditz in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. It's a non-twin case. It's apparantly common for Saiyans to send babies to planets with weak people to kill off the population. It was later {{Retcon}}ned later, the flashback that introduced their mother shows that Goku was at least a toddler before being sent away in order to avoid his demise along with the rest of the planet. Then, Goku fell on his head and thus invoking this trope.
* Hiei and Yukina of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' are this. Well, it varies, depending on the translation, or if you believe what Hiei has to say in the dubs. The generally accepted belief is that they're twins separated at birth; Hiei was cast off the Koorime Island for being born male in their female-only race, while Yukina was allowed to stay with their mother. While they do meet in the series and are often in each other's company, Hiei is the only one of the two definitely aware of their relationship while it was never made clear if Yukina was aware herself.

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* Goku In the ''Anime/CodeGeass'' spinoff manga ''[[Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally Nightmare of Nunnally]]'', [[spoiler:Lelouch Lamperouge and Raditz in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. It's a non-twin case. It's apparantly common Rolo vi Brittiana]] are examples. Though they could both fit the criteria for Saiyans to send babies to planets with weak people to kill off EvilTwin, [[spoiler:it's Rolo]] who defiantly wins the population. It was later {{Retcon}}ned later, the flashback that introduced their mother shows that Goku was at least a toddler before being sent away in order to avoid his demise along with the rest part of the planet. Then, Goku fell on his head and thus invoking this trope.
* Hiei and Yukina of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' are this. Well, it varies, depending on the translation, or if you believe what Hiei has to say in the dubs. The generally accepted belief is that they're twins separated at birth; Hiei was cast off the Koorime Island for being born male in their female-only race, while Yukina was allowed to stay with their mother. While they do meet in the series and are often in each other's company, Hiei is the only one of the two definitely aware of their relationship while it was never made clear if Yukina was aware herself.
Even More Evil Twin.



* In the ''Anime/CodeGeass'' spinoff manga ''[[Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally Nightmare of Nunnally]]'', [[spoiler: Lelouch Lamperouge and Rolo vi Brittiana]] are examples. Though they could both fit the criteria for EvilTwin, [[spoiler: it's Rolo]] who defiantly wins the part of the Even More Evil Twin.
* [[spoiler:Mei Misaki and Misaki Fujioka]] from the anime ''Anime/{{Another}}''. [[spoiler:Mei was adopted by their aunt Yukiyo after she had a miscarriage that left her very emotionally unstable, but when they learn the family secret, they spend all their time together despite Yukiyo's objections, until Misaki's death of illness.]]
* Another fraternal twins example, this is the case with [[spoiler:Fujisaki "Bossun" Yuusuke and Tsubaki Sasuke]] in ''Manga/SKETDance''. [[spoiler:Both of their parents died]] in the same day of their birth, and the doctor [[spoiler: adopted Sasuke as his son (at their mother's last request)]] while [[spoiler: giving Yuusuke to Akane, without telling her about Sasuke]]. Their relationship is {{foreshadow|ing}}ed via a lot of NotSoDifferent moments.

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* In the ''Anime/CodeGeass'' spinoff manga ''[[Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally Nightmare Part of Nunnally]]'', [[spoiler: Lelouch Lamperouge a subplot in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', where two boys named Kouichi and Rolo vi Brittiana]] are examples. Though Kouji discover they could both fit are twin brothers, and one of them is lured to the criteria dark side. It takes a ''lot'' for EvilTwin, [[spoiler: it's Rolo]] who defiantly wins the part of the Even More Evil Twin.
* [[spoiler:Mei Misaki and Misaki Fujioka]] from the anime ''Anime/{{Another}}''. [[spoiler:Mei was adopted by their aunt Yukiyo after she had
his brother to make him pull a miscarriage HeelFaceTurn. [[spoiler:And then, they discover that left her very emotionally unstable, but when they learn in the family secret, they spend all their real world, the first twin is ''[[DeadAllAlong dead]]'' and only his subconscious remains in the Digital World. A bit of TimeTravel (as in, returning to Earth almost at the same time together despite Yukiyo's objections, until Misaki's death of illness.the dead twin has the accident that eventually killed him) was needed to save the kid's life.]]
* Another fraternal Goku and Raditz in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. It's a non-twin case. It's apparantly common for Saiyans to send babies to planets with weak people to kill off the population. It was later {{Retcon}}ned later, the flashback that introduced their mother shows that Goku was at least a toddler before being sent away in order to avoid his demise along with the rest of the planet. Then, Goku fell on his head and thus invoking this trope.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', due to the fact that Kira and Cagalli, despite being
twins example, this is separated at birth and raised by different parents since [[spoiler:the twins's biological father, Ulen Hibiki, was a MadScientist who experimented on baby!Kira via having him taken out earlier despite his wife/partner Via's pleas, then 'raised' in an artificial womb until he was properly born.]] It should also be noted that [[AllThereInTheManual other materials]] state that Kira's adoptive mom Caridad Yamato is, in fact, his and Cagalli's maternal aunt (the younger sister of [[spoiler:the aforementioned]] Via Hibiki) [[spoiler:who took the case with [[spoiler:Fujisaki "Bossun" Yuusuke and Tsubaki Sasuke]] babies in ''Manga/SKETDance''. [[spoiler:Both of right after their parents died]] were murdered]]. This is a {{Homage}} to ''Franchise/StarWars'' anyway...
** Subverted
in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. [[spoiler:After the same day death of their birth, family when they're teenagers, the twins Neil and the doctor [[spoiler: adopted Sasuke as his son (at 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 deconstruct the idea of being a BackUpTwin for him.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}''
** ''Anime/JewelpetTwinkle'': HalfIdenticalTwins [[spoiler:Yuuma and Alma]] are the progeny of a Jewel Landian woman and a man from the human world. They had to be separated for two reasons: [[spoiler:one is that Alma inherited her
mother's last request)]] magic and as such couldn't stay in the human world, while [[spoiler: giving Yuusuke to Akane, without telling Yuuma didn't and the opposite is true for him; the other is that their bodies encase a key that unlocks the source of all evil, so it's better that they are kept separate for the sake of both worlds.]] What's more tragic is that they do remember each other, and their dead mother, and this informs their personalities for better or [[RevengeBeforeReason for worse]].
** ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine'': [[spoiler:Kanon and Mikage. They were separated because Kanon was born with an odd mark. Her grandmother demanded that she be, uh, ''disposed'' of, because she thought it was a sign that Kanon would bring disaster, so
her about Sasuke]]. Their relationship is {{foreshadow|ing}}ed via a lot parents gave her away to another family. This all ends in SurpriseIncest because Kanon and Mikage date for most of NotSoDifferent moments.the second half of the show.]]



* The trope is played for horrible tragedy in the ''Anime/SaintSeiya'' {{filler}} Asgard Saga: [[spoiler:the Asgard Warriors, Mizar Syd and Mizar Bud, were twin brothers who had to be separated since Asgardian traditions look down on twins. The older twin Syd was raised by his noble family while the younger Bud was raised by a lumberjack; after finding out the truth on his own, Bud started to ''loathe'' Syd and specially after they were designated as the Mizar Saints, which meant Bud [[TheUnfavorite would forever be in Syd's shadow]]. But in reality, Syd always knew that Bud was his brother and longed to be properly reunited with him... but he died before being able to reconcile with him.]]
* In the ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' manga, Hakkai and his twin sister were placed in different orphanages shortly after birth, but met and fell in love. Even after learning their identities as brother and sister, they continued the affair.
* Another fraternal twins example, this is the case with [[spoiler:Fujisaki "Bossun" Yuusuke and Tsubaki Sasuke]] in ''Manga/SKETDance''. [[spoiler:Both of their parents died]] in the same day of their birth, and the doctor [[spoiler:adopted Sasuke as his son (at their mother's last request)]] while [[spoiler:giving Yuusuke to Akane, without telling her about Sasuke]]. Their relationship is {{foreshadow|ing}}ed via a lot of NotSoDifferent moments.



* The trope is played for horrible tragedy in the ''Anime/SaintSeiya'' {{filler}} Asgard Saga: [[spoiler: the Asgard Warriors, Mizar Syd and Mizar Bud, were twin brothers who had to be separated since Asgardian traditions look down on twins. The older twin Syd was raised by his noble family while the younger Bud was raised by a lumberjack; after finding out the truth on his own, Bud started to ''loathe'' Syd and specially after they were designated as the Mizar Saints, which meant Bud [[TheUnfavorite would forever be in Ced's shadow]]. But in reality, Syd always knew that Bud was his brother and longed to be properly reunited with him... but he died before being able to reconcile with him.]]

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* The trope is played for horrible tragedy Hiei and Yukina of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' are this. Well, it varies, depending on the translation, or if you believe what Hiei has to say in the ''Anime/SaintSeiya'' {{filler}} Asgard Saga: [[spoiler: the Asgard Warriors, Mizar Syd and Mizar Bud, were twin brothers who had to be dubs. The generally accepted belief is that they're twins separated since Asgardian traditions look down on twins. The older twin Syd at birth; Hiei was raised by his noble family cast off the Koorime Island for being born male in their female-only race, while the younger Bud Yukina was raised by a lumberjack; after finding out the truth on his own, Bud started allowed to ''loathe'' Syd and specially after stay with their mother. While they were designated as do meet in the Mizar Saints, which meant Bud [[TheUnfavorite would forever be series and are often in Ced's shadow]]. But in reality, Syd always knew that Bud each other's company, Hiei is the only one of the two definitely aware of their relationship while it was his brother and longed to be properly reunited with him... but he died before being able to reconcile with him.]] never made clear if Yukina was aware herself.
28th Feb '17 12:34:20 PM AutumnLeaves
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* In ''Literature/{{Spectrum}}'', the main character believes it's the case when a girl he had only recently seen die a horrible death is discovered alive and well on another planet. However, he's wrong: these are copies of the same girl as a technical failure of the interplanetary transportation got her replicated seven times.
14th Jan '17 12:49:06 PM Dravencour
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* [[spoiler:Ryuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuu]] from ''Anime/KillLaKill'', are later revealed to be sisters. However it was revealed that after [[spoiler:Ryuko]] was casually discarded by [[spoiler:their Mother and was later rescued by their father Soichiro Kiryuu, who then took on the fake identity of Dr. Isshin Matoi to protect himself and Ryuuko ''and'' build LaResistance .]] They are later reunited as enemies years later until TheReveal of [[spoiler:Ryuko's]] [[LukeIAmYourFather parentage was revealed]].

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* [[spoiler:Ryuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuu]] Kiryuin]] from ''Anime/KillLaKill'', are later revealed to be sisters. However it was revealed that after [[spoiler:Ryuko]] was casually discarded by [[spoiler:their Mother and was later rescued by their father Soichiro Kiryuu, Kiryuin, who then took on the fake identity of Dr. Isshin Matoi to protect himself and Ryuuko ''and'' build LaResistance .]] LaResistance against Ragyo]]. They are later reunited as enemies years later until TheReveal of [[spoiler:Ryuko's]] [[LukeIAmYourFather parentage was revealed]].



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* The protagonists of ''Fanfic/HuntersOfDeath'' are two Shepard twins who went through that. The hospital they were born in was attacked by Kaiju, and Jane was presumed killed. As such, her background in Earthborn while John is Spacer.

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* The protagonists of ''Fanfic/HuntersOfDeath'' are two Shepard [[Franchise/MassEffect Shepard]] twins who went through that.this. The hospital they were born in was attacked by Kaiju, and Jane was presumed killed. As such, her background in Earthborn while John is a Spacer.
29th Dec '16 11:12:18 AM Nevermore2002
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* Another example similar to the two entries above. The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Sisters_(2013_film) Chinese twin sisters]], Mia and Alexandra, adopted by two different couples, one from California and another from Norway. It was only by chance that they met one another at the orphanage and a subsequent DNA test would confirm the parents' suspicions. In contrast, Mia became a CityMouse while Alexandra became a CountryMouse.

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* Another example similar to the two entries above. The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Sisters_(2013_film) Chinese twin sisters]], Mia and Alexandra, adopted by two different couples, one from California and another from Norway. It was only by chance that they met one another at the orphanage and a subsequent DNA test would confirm the parents' suspicions. In contrast, Mia became a CityMouse while Alexandra became a CountryMouse.
29th Dec '16 11:12:05 AM Nevermore2002
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* Another example similar to the two entries above. The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Sisters_(2013_film) Chinese twin sisters]], Mia and Alexandra, adopted by two different couples, one from California and another from Norway. It was only by chance that they met one another at the orphanage and a subsequent DNA test a year later would confirm the parents' suspicion. In contrast, Mia is very much a CityMouse while Alexandra is a CountryMouse.

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* Another example similar to the two entries above. The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Sisters_(2013_film) Chinese twin sisters]], Mia and Alexandra, adopted by two different couples, one from California and another from Norway. It was only by chance that they met one another at the orphanage and a subsequent DNA test a year later would confirm the parents' suspicion. suspicions. In contrast, Mia is very much became a CityMouse while Alexandra is became a CountryMouse.
29th Dec '16 11:11:12 AM Nevermore2002
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* Another example similar to the two entries above. The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Sisters_(2013_film) Chinese twin sisters]], Mia and Alexandra, adopted by two different couples, one from California and another from Norway. It was only by chance that they met one another at the orphanage and a subsequent DNA test a year later would confirm the parents' suspicion. Mia is very much a CityMouse while Alexandra is a CountryMouse.

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* Another example similar to the two entries above. The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Sisters_(2013_film) Chinese twin sisters]], Mia and Alexandra, adopted by two different couples, one from California and another from Norway. It was only by chance that they met one another at the orphanage and a subsequent DNA test a year later would confirm the parents' suspicion. In contrast, Mia is very much a CityMouse while Alexandra is a CountryMouse.
26th Dec '16 8:12:15 PM PaulA
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* In the re-imagined ''Series/FlashGordon'' series, [[spoiler:Aura and Terek]] are twins, but [[spoiler:Terek]] was supposed to have been killed for being a Deviant (a mutant). They almost have a {{Twincest}} moment, but Flash manages to stop them, revealing the truth. Later, it is revealed that the Deviant [=DNA=] came from the father, a Deviant-hater.

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* In the re-imagined ''Series/FlashGordon'' ''Series/{{Flash Gordon|2007}}'' series, [[spoiler:Aura and Terek]] are twins, but [[spoiler:Terek]] was supposed to have been killed for being a Deviant (a mutant). They almost have a {{Twincest}} moment, but Flash manages to stop them, revealing the truth. Later, it is revealed that the Deviant [=DNA=] came from the father, a Deviant-hater.
26th Dec '16 7:40:06 PM Nevermore2002
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* Another example similar to the two entries above. The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Sisters_(2013_film) Chinese twin sisters]], Mia and Alexandra, adopted by two different couples, one from California and another from Norway. It was only by chance that they met one another and a subsequent DNA test would confirm their suspicion. Mia is very much a CityMouse while Alexandra is a CountryMouse.

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* Another example similar to the two entries above. The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Sisters_(2013_film) Chinese twin sisters]], Mia and Alexandra, adopted by two different couples, one from California and another from Norway. It was only by chance that they met one another at the orphanage and a subsequent DNA test a year later would confirm their the parents' suspicion. Mia is very much a CityMouse while Alexandra is a CountryMouse.
26th Dec '16 7:39:02 PM Nevermore2002
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* Another example similar to the two entries above. The story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Sisters_(2013_film) Chinese twin sisters]], Mia and Alexandra, adopted by two different couples, one from California and another from Norway. It was only by chance that they met one another and a subsequent DNA test would confirm their suspicion. Mia is very much a CityMouse while Alexandra is a CountryMouse.
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