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14th Oct '17 9:29:54 PM Savini24
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* [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-17244407 The leader of a British charity was replaced by his twin brother after he killed himself.]]

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* [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-17244407 The A police officer who was the leader of a British charity was replaced by his twin brother after he was killed himself.in the line of duty.]]
28th Aug '17 10:21:33 PM WretchedThunder
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* Though there were guitarists between them, [[Music/BlackLabelSociety Zakk Wylde]] appeared to be this for Randy Rhoads when he started playing with Music/{{Ozzy|Osbourne}}: both having long blonde hair, white Les Pauls, and great technical prowess. Wylde's distinct Bullseye guitar design came about as an attempt to visually distinguish himself from Rhoads.

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* Though there were guitarists between them, [[Music/BlackLabelSociety Zakk Wylde]] appeared to be this for Randy Rhoads when he started playing with Music/{{Ozzy|Osbourne}}: both having long blonde hair, white Les Pauls, and great technical prowess.prowess, although Randy was more [[DudeLooksLikeALady effeminate]] looking due to how extremely skinny he was. Wylde's distinct Bullseye guitar design came about as an attempt to visually distinguish himself from Rhoads.
30th May '17 5:57:27 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Lollipop was a suspiciously similar substitute to Krissy Vaine when the latter wasn't available for bookers who wanted to use Team Blondage.(there were still two members besides Vaine, but they hated each other and wouldn't have worked for the ''Film/MeanGirls'' vibe the team was going for)
* Wrestling/MuhammadHassan and Davari were suspiciously similar substitutes to Rodney Mack and Theodore Long.



* Wrestling/MuhammadHassan and Davari were suspiciously similar substitutes to Rodney Mack and Theodore Long.
27th May '17 9:44:36 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Discussed}} in Creator/DougWalker's "Disneycember" reviews of the Disney cheapquels--aside from "Ursula's crazy sister" in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea,'' he was actually really annoyed when he realized that [[Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII the prequel]]'s villain wasn't just Ursula, but a new character with the same backstory and similar appearance.
17th Feb '17 2:03:11 PM ChaoticNovelist
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The vast majority of these replacements still take up the role of the previous character, such as a missing member of the FiveManBand, but how much they resemble their predecessor varies widely.

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The vast majority of these replacements still take up the role of the previous character, such as a missing member of the FiveManBand, character but how much they resemble their predecessor varies widely.
2nd Jan '17 10:20:40 PM JoeMerl
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* The ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' fanfic ''Fanfic/InShortSupply'' is set a few years after the show, so it wouldn't make sense for Zim and Dib to still have Ms. Bitters as a teacher. Instead, we get [[PunnyName Ms. Airy]], who is just as weird, cruel and depressing. There's also Ms. Fhtagn, an AmbiguouslyHuman guidance counselor who's similar but a bit more unique.
6th Oct '16 10:15:01 AM Screwhorn77
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** There's also Russian-produced Old Pepper's Crew, with almost copycat design of logo. [[http://old-peppers-crew.com It has a website (in Russian]], which strongly enforces similarities.
2nd Mar '16 6:35:43 AM smalltime
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* Drayton Manor Theme Park in England has several knock-offs of Disneyland rides for people who can't afford to go to Disneyland Paris.
22nd Feb '16 9:03:52 PM TARINunit9
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* Discussed in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' when Tarquin claims that [[spoiler:after he kills Roy Greenhilt and Durkon Thundershield, Elan will have a TerribleIntervieweesMontage and end up hiring Rob Redblade and Murkon Lightninghammer.]] This references the tendency in ''Dungeon & Dragons'' campaigns where a lost party member will be quickly replaced by another character with the same class and level (to maintain party balance), and because they're played by the same person, often the same personality too.

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* Discussed in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' when Tarquin claims that [[spoiler:after he kills Roy Greenhilt and Durkon Thundershield, Elan will have a TerribleIntervieweesMontage and end up hiring Rob Redblade and Murkon Lightninghammer.]] This references the tendency in ''Dungeon & Dragons'' campaigns where a lost party member will be quickly replaced by another character with the same class and level (to maintain party balance), and because they're played by the same person, often the same personality too. It also references the ''On the Origin of [=PCs=]'' book, wherein [[spoiler:Roy hires Elan through a TerribleIntervieweesMontage.]]
12th Feb '16 4:40:49 PM bwburke94
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* The first BigFinish ''Fourth Doctor Adventures'' set - "The Hornet's Nest", "The Serpent's Crest" and "The Demon Quest" - was originally written with the Brigadier as the companion, but when Nicolas Courtney fell ill the part was rewritten for UNIT Captain Mark Yates.

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* The first BigFinish Creator/BigFinish ''Fourth Doctor Adventures'' set - "The Hornet's Nest", "The Serpent's Crest" and "The Demon Quest" - was originally written with the Brigadier as the companion, but when Nicolas Courtney fell ill the part was rewritten for UNIT Captain Mark Yates.
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