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31st Jan '18 2:13:41 PM Discar
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* ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'': Literal. At one point, God appears to Joan as a pair of twin girls. This being God, he/she/they have no problem speaking as one voice despite having two bodies.
-->'''Joan''': I thought we were going with ''mono''theism.\\
'''God Girls''': I'm impressed you know what that is.
18th Jan '18 2:05:39 PM margdean56
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the stageplay version of ''PeterPan''. Two of the Lost Boys are twins, but Peter had never seen twins before they showed up and wasn't sure what to do with them. By the time the book begins they are simply each called "Twin" and are treated as one person. One is never without the other and they finish each others' sentences. Lampshaded when only one has a dream and the other says not to tell Peter because they 'didn't think they ought to have different dreams'.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the stageplay version of ''PeterPan''. Two of the Lost Boys are twins, but Peter had never seen twins before they showed up and wasn't sure what to do with them. By the time the book begins they are simply each called "Twin" and are treated as one person. One is never without the other and they finish each others' other's sentences. Lampshaded when only one has a dream and the other says not to tell Peter because they 'didn't think they ought to have different dreams'.
18th Jan '18 2:04:35 PM margdean56
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* In the ''Literature/GentlemanBastard'' series, Calo and Galdo Sanza are essentially the same person. They usually work together, have the same skills and [[FinishingEachOthersSentences finish each others sentences]]. Flashback chapters reveal that in their teens they they squabbled and adopted opposite appearances to distinguish their self-identities, but this was obviously a phase.

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* In the ''Literature/GentlemanBastard'' series, Calo and Galdo Sanza are essentially the same person. They usually work together, have the same skills and [[FinishingEachOthersSentences finish each others other's sentences]]. Flashback chapters reveal that in their teens they they squabbled and adopted opposite appearances to distinguish their self-identities, but this was obviously a phase.
18th Jan '18 2:02:40 PM margdean56
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* Mark Frost's ''The List Of 7'' has Larry and Barry, identical twins and professional thieves. No one knew that they were indeed twins, so they posed as the same person. One of the brothers would appear in a pub or restaurant making a big show(one of the brothers liked to sing while the other liked to recite ribald limericks) while the other brother went to work cleaning out someone's flat. If one of the brothers was suspected, he could produce any number of witnesses to give him an alibi. When one of the brothers received a scar from a bullet wound, both brothers grew beards to cover the scar and maintain the fiction that they were the same person. Ultimately they were found out by Agent to the Crown Jack Sparks who pressed them into his service in exchange for a pardon for their crimes.
* ''Literature/WickedLovely'': Ani and Tish act like this, but in reality Tish is almost three years older, they have different mothers, and Ani is almost a full faerie where as Tish is practically mortal.

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* Mark Frost's ''The List Of 7'' has Larry and Barry, identical twins and professional thieves. No one knew that they were indeed twins, so they posed as the same person. One of the brothers would appear in a pub or restaurant making a big show(one show (one of the brothers liked to sing while the other liked to recite ribald limericks) while the other brother went to work cleaning out someone's flat. If one of the brothers was suspected, he could produce any number of witnesses to give him an alibi. When one of the brothers received a scar from a bullet wound, both brothers grew beards to cover the scar and maintain the fiction that they were the same person. Ultimately they were found out by Agent to the Crown Jack Sparks who pressed them into his service in exchange for a pardon for their crimes.
* ''Literature/WickedLovely'': Ani and Tish act like this, but in reality Tish is almost three years older, they have different mothers, and Ani is almost a full faerie where as whereas Tish is practically mortal.
18th Jan '18 1:58:44 PM margdean56
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** In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', Beltira and Beltika are like this ''before'' they become immortal sorcerors, and have both telepathy and millenia to become even more familiar with each others' habits and thought patterns. It's even effectively weaponised at one point, when Belgarath realises that their ability means they can cross-corrolate two sets of prophecies (one detailed but utterly random, one sparse but in chronological order) to find the similarities and make a comprehensive whole.

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** In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', Beltira and Beltika are like this ''before'' they become immortal sorcerors, and have both telepathy and millenia millennia to become even more familiar with each others' other's habits and thought patterns. It's even effectively weaponised at one point, when Belgarath realises that their ability means they can cross-corrolate cross-correlate two sets of prophecies (one detailed but utterly random, one sparse but in chronological order) to find the similarities and make a comprehensive whole.



* Used in some form in ''A Breath Of Snow And Ashes'' in the Outlander series, with Jo and Kezzie. [[spoiler:Namely, in that they end up [[TwinThreesomeFantasy mutually devoted-- and married to-- the same woman]], and there's a bit of a kerfluffle over whether it's "really" bigamy or not, if twins can be taken as the same soul shared between two bodies.]] Yeah. It's a bit weird.
* In ''Whispers'', by Creator/DeanKoontz, the heroine was almost raped and killed by a famous man before killing him herself. He couldn't have done it because he was away. As you can guess, it was his twin. The other comes back and talks about how she killed him. Turns out [[spoiler:their mother was impregnated by [[ParentalIncest her father]] and gave birth to twins. After some time, the stress drove her insane and she believed they'd been concieved when a demon raped her. To conceal them, she forced them to be one person, and locked them in a cellar with hundreds of horrifying, huge cockroaches that would crawl all over them when they didn't act or think as one. As a bonus, she made them believe they had demonic penises, and that they always had to hide them from everyone else. Now that they don't have [[{{Twincest}} each other]], their only "outlet" is with the only other person who knows - Mom. She's dead - but he thinks she's coming back as different women. [[{{Squick}} Shudder.]]]]

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* Used in some form in ''A Breath Of Snow And Ashes'' in the Outlander series, with Jo and Kezzie. [[spoiler:Namely, in that they end up [[TwinThreesomeFantasy mutually devoted-- and devoted--and married to-- the to--the same woman]], and there's a bit of a kerfluffle over whether it's "really" bigamy or not, if twins can be taken as the same soul shared between two bodies.]] Yeah. It's a bit weird.
* In ''Whispers'', by Creator/DeanKoontz, the heroine was almost raped and killed by a famous man before killing him herself. He couldn't have done it because he was away. As you can guess, it was his twin. The other comes back and talks about how she killed him. Turns out [[spoiler:their mother was impregnated by [[ParentalIncest her father]] and gave birth to twins. After some time, the stress drove her insane and she believed they'd been concieved conceived when a demon raped her. To conceal them, she forced them to be one person, and locked them in a cellar with hundreds of horrifying, huge cockroaches that would crawl all over them when they didn't act or think as one. As a bonus, she made them believe they had demonic penises, and that they always had to hide them from everyone else. Now that they don't have [[{{Twincest}} each other]], their only "outlet" is with the only other person who knows - Mom. knows--Mom. She's dead - but dead--but he thinks she's coming back as different women. [[{{Squick}} Shudder.]]]]
7th Jan '18 11:10:10 PM Scrounge
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* Jetfire and Jetstorm from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. It's made all the more literal after they are badly injured and implanted with Starscream's programming during an experiment in allowing Autobots to fly. Besides being able to turn into jets, they gain the ability to combine into a single form known as Safeguard.

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* Jetfire and Jetstorm from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. It's made all the more literal after they are badly injured and implanted with Starscream's programming during an experiment in allowing Autobots to fly. Besides being able to turn into jets, they gain the ability to combine [[CombiningMecha combine]] into a single form known as Safeguard.
7th Jan '18 5:50:48 AM Gaby007
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* ''FanFic/BlackSky'' brutally deconstructs it with Fred and George Weasley: their family's unability to differentiate the twins is presented as heavy neglect hinting the Weasleys don't care about them as persons rather than a single entity. When Fred suffers petrification, George suffers a heavy trauma since he can't function by himself, something Dorea Black immediately decides to correct by pushing him to become an individual with his own friends and interests. When Fred is cured, he's very much displeased about George growing away from him and needs adjustement.
1st Jan '18 8:54:19 AM Mavado
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* The Hinagiri twins from ''Manga/AliceAndZoroku''. While they've grown out of it at the start of the series, a flashback shows that when they were taken to the institute, the only way they could tell ''each other'' apart was because they had different powers.
29th Dec '17 7:29:46 PM Octorok103
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* Tío Oscar and Tío Felipe from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' are never seen without each other or in non-matching outfits. Even their pictures on the Rivera family's ''ofrenda'' maintain the trend.
24th Dec '17 1:38:28 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'', Dieci notes that the first time the twin Combat Cyborgs Otto and Deed have disagreed on anything is whether Corona or Rio will do better in the DSAA Inter-Middle Championship. This disagreement is presumably because the twins each trained one of the girls, and thus chose to favor the one they trained.

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* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'', ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', Dieci notes that the first time the twin Combat Cyborgs Otto and Deed have disagreed on anything is whether Corona or Rio will do better in the DSAA Inter-Middle Championship. This disagreement is presumably because the twins each trained one of the girls, and thus chose to favor the one they trained.
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