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* ''Series/AlaDina'': When Paz Padilla exited the series and was replaced by Miriam Díaz-Aroca in the role of the titular genie, it was explained as her body transforming through some form of ThePowerOfLove.
18th Feb '17 9:41:33 AM narm00
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* John Ostrander's run on ''ComicBook/TheSpectre'' applies this to Uncle Sam of the ComicBook/FreedomFighters. Over the centuries, the Spirit of America has taken physical form as the current masculine AnthropomorphicPersonification of the United States: the Minuteman, Brother Jonathan, Billy Yank and Johnny Reb, and Uncle Sam. It was Patriot for a brief period in the late 90s, but soon reverted to Uncle Sam again.



* Creator/HeathLedger's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death]] was dealt with in his unfinished movie ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' this way. Creator/JohnnyDepp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell played his character in different dimensions.

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* Creator/HeathLedger's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death]] was dealt with in his unfinished movie ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' this way. Creator/JohnnyDepp, Jude Law, Creator/JudeLaw, and Colin Farrell Creator/ColinFarrell played his character in different dimensions.



* Creator/TerryOQuinn declined reprising the role as the eponymous AxCrazy in ''[[Film/TheStepfather Stepfather III]]'' and was replaced Robert Wightman; the change in appearance is dealt with via a {{Squick}}y [[BackalleyDoctor backalley]] [[MagicPlasticSurgery plastic surgery scene]] at the beginning of the film.

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* Creator/TerryOQuinn declined reprising the role as the eponymous AxCrazy in ''[[Film/TheStepfather Stepfather III]]'' and was replaced by Robert Wightman; the change in appearance is dealt with via a {{Squick}}y [[BackalleyDoctor backalley]] [[MagicPlasticSurgery plastic surgery scene]] at the beginning of the film.



* A tie-in comic released after ''StarTrekIntoDarkness'' shows [[spoiler:Khan]] getting MagicPlasticSurgery to explain why he [[RaceLift used to look Indian]] (well, [[FakeNationality Mexican]]) but is now white.
* The twist in Film/{{Predestination}} is that [[spoiler:Ethan Hakwe and Sarah Snook's characters are the same person from different parts of their same timeline.]] The change is the result of a skin graft after the character is badly burned attempting to contain an explosion.

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* A tie-in comic released after ''StarTrekIntoDarkness'' ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' shows [[spoiler:Khan]] getting MagicPlasticSurgery to explain why he [[RaceLift used to look Indian]] (well, [[FakeNationality Mexican]]) but is now white.
* The twist in Film/{{Predestination}} is that [[spoiler:Ethan Hakwe and Sarah Snook's characters are the same person from different parts of their the same timeline.]] The change is the result of a skin graft after the character is badly burned attempting to contain an explosion.



* On ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Replacement of voice actors/puppeteers for the robots, as in most puppetry and animation, was usually unexplained. However, the difference in Tom Servo's voice from one actor to another was so severe, that it was given an on-screen nod as Joel replaced Servo's voice module. Similarly, in the eighth season Crow T. Robot was the only one who'd stayed on the satellite for five-hundred-odd years, and thus had gone slightly mad; any other vocal differences were given a HandWave in the tenth season when Joel (appearing as TheCameo) suggested that Crow had replaced the bowling pin that formed his mouth.

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* On ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Replacement of voice actors/puppeteers for the robots, as in most puppetry and animation, was usually unexplained. However, the difference in Tom Servo's voice from one actor to another was so severe, severe that it was given an on-screen nod as Joel replaced Servo's voice module. Similarly, in the eighth season Crow T. Robot was the only one who'd stayed on the satellite for five-hundred-odd years, and thus had gone slightly mad; any other vocal differences were given a HandWave in the tenth season when Joel (appearing as TheCameo) suggested that Crow had replaced the bowling pin that formed his mouth.



** Less noticeable was the recasting of the android Kryten (with Robert Llewellyn replacing David Ross, who originally was to return but was unavailable). This was mainly achieved when the look of the series was entirely redesigned, with a greatly improved budget allowing for better costumes and prosthetics, plus the fact that Kryten was only in one episode previously. Llewellyn played the part very differently, with this being explained in an OpeningScroll as Lister rebuilding him but being unable to restore his personality, this was further explored in Series VIII Episode 2 "Back in the Red: Part 2" when Kryten's behaviour is 'reset' and his actions and mannerism noticeable revert to the 'Ross' Kryten (before being restored to his old new self).

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** Less noticeable was the recasting of the android Kryten (with Robert Llewellyn replacing David Ross, who originally was to return but was unavailable). This was mainly achieved when the look of the series was entirely redesigned, with a greatly improved budget allowing for better costumes and prosthetics, plus the fact that Kryten was only in one episode previously. Llewellyn played the part very differently, with this being explained in an OpeningScroll as Lister rebuilding him but being unable to restore his personality, this was further explored in Series VIII Episode 2 "Back in the Red: Part 2" when Kryten's behaviour is 'reset' and his actions and mannerism noticeable noticeably revert to the 'Ross' Kryten (before being restored to his old new self).



* Subverted in a HUGE way by the Australian lifestyle show parody ''Series/LifeSupport''. In Season 3, Doctor Rudi changed actors, from Simon Van Der Stap to Jack Finsterer. However, it turned out that this new Dr. Rudi, who had allegedly had MagicPlasticSurgery, was actually an impostor, and the old Dr Rudi was out for revenge. it culminated in [[spoiler:a fist-fight between the Rudis at the new Dr. Rudi and Sigourney's wedding.]]

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* Subverted in a HUGE way by the Australian lifestyle show parody ''Series/LifeSupport''. In Season 3, Doctor Rudi changed actors, from Simon Van Der Stap to Jack Finsterer. However, it turned out that this new Dr. Rudi, who had allegedly had MagicPlasticSurgery, was actually an impostor, and the old Dr Rudi was out for revenge. it It culminated in [[spoiler:a fist-fight between the Rudis at the new Dr. Rudi and Sigourney's wedding.]]



* German 90's TV show ''Balko'' used this. After the first actor Jochen Horst playing the main character left, the next season started with a near fatal car accident, forcing the till then unseen character to undergo plastic surgery, turning him into new actor Bruno Eyron (among the possible new faces given to choose from was also a famous German shepherd dog, '[[Series/InspectorRex KommissarRex]]').

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* German 90's TV show ''Balko'' used this. After Following the departure of Jochen Horst, the first actor Jochen Horst playing to play the main character left, character, the next season started with a near fatal car accident, forcing the till then unseen character to undergo plastic surgery, turning him into new actor Bruno Eyron (among the possible new faces given to choose from was also a famous German shepherd dog, '[[Series/InspectorRex KommissarRex]]').Kommissar Rex]]').



** One of the most infamous (and convoluted) versions of this occurred on ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'': When Wayne Northrop - the actor portraying Roman Brady - left the show in 1984, his character was PutOnABus via [=shooting/=][[NeverFoundTheBody body snatching]]. Two years later, the younger, taller Drake Hogestyn took over the role. Playing this trope straight, they [[HandWave explained his physical differences]] by plastic surgery needed to recover from the injuries suffered at the hands of [[BigBad Stefano DiMera]]. Then Northrop returned four years after that... ''as Roman Brady''. He'd been held prisoner by [=DiMera=], while [=DiMera=] sent brainwashed mercenary John Black (who, in an extra dash of Soap Operaness, turned out to be Stefano's half-brother) to take over Roman's life and be his spy ([[BecomingTheMask That didn't work so well for Stefano]]). But Northrop only stuck around three more years before leaving again. This time they went straight TheOtherDarrin and brought in Josh Taylor to play Roman (and has since 1997).

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** One of the most infamous (and convoluted) versions of this occurred on ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'': When Wayne Northrop - the actor portraying Roman Brady - left the show in 1984, his character was PutOnABus via [=shooting/=][[NeverFoundTheBody body snatching]]. Two years later, the younger, taller Drake Hogestyn took over the role. Playing this trope straight, they [[HandWave explained his physical differences]] by plastic surgery needed to recover from the injuries suffered at the hands of [[BigBad Stefano DiMera]]. Then Northrop returned four years after that... ''as Roman Brady''. He'd been held prisoner by [=DiMera=], while [=DiMera=] sent brainwashed mercenary John Black (who, in an extra dash of Soap Operaness, turned out to be Stefano's half-brother) to take over Roman's life and be his spy ([[BecomingTheMask That that didn't work so well for Stefano]]). But Northrop only stuck around three more years before leaving again. This time they went straight TheOtherDarrin and brought in Josh Taylor to play Roman (and has since 1997).



* {{Villain}} Al Hawke returns to ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' played by a different actor, his new face is explicitly the result of MagicPlasticSurgery to erase the scars of his burns from a previous episode. Unlike other examples, this doesn't explain why his personality, height, etc. all change between appearances, but hey.
* ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'' and ''Series/TheCollector'' where different actors play {{God}} & TheDevil, respectively. Lampshaded in the first example, where God points out that he/she/it is in reality, beyond all comprehension and so is simply taking AFormYouAreComfortableWith, one that's not always going to look the same. Sometimes they're [[DeadpanSnarker even snippy]], because it's what [[StealthInsult Joan understands]].

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* {{Villain}} Al Hawke returns to ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' played by a different actor, his new face is explicitly the result of MagicPlasticSurgery to erase the scars of his burns from a previous episode. Unlike other examples, this doesn't explain why his personality, height, etc. all change between appearances, but hey.
* ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'' and ''Series/TheCollector'' where have different actors play {{God}} & TheDevil, respectively. Lampshaded in the first example, where God points out that he/she/it is in reality, beyond all comprehension and so is simply taking AFormYouAreComfortableWith, one that's not always going to look the same. Sometimes they're [[DeadpanSnarker even snippy]], because it's what [[StealthInsult Joan understands]].



* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'' the player can do this to Shepard between the games. The second game justifies this with Shepard dieing in the opening and then being reconstructed by Cerberus. The third game, however, has no justification. Other characters will also easiely recognize you just by your voice.
** Ashley gets this between the second and third game. Her AmbiguouslyBrown got swapped for a hotter, obvious hispanic look.

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'' the player can do this to Shepard between the games. The second game justifies this with Shepard dieing dying in the opening and then being reconstructed by Cerberus. The third game, however, has no justification. Other characters will also easiely easily recognize you just by your voice.
** Ashley gets this between the second and third game. Her AmbiguouslyBrown got swapped for a hotter, obvious hispanic obviously Hispanic look.



* ''Videogame/{{Ingress}}'': Whatever the Shapers did that brought Roland Jarvis back from the dead also changed his appearance significantly, as the Roland Jarvis that died and the one that came out to greet his agents, thanking them for his revival were entirely different, despite being the same mind.

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* ''Videogame/{{Ingress}}'': Whatever the Shapers did that brought Roland Jarvis back from the dead also changed his appearance significantly, as the Roland Jarvis that died and the one that came out to greet his agents, thanking them for his revival revival, were entirely different, despite being the same mind.



* According to ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', the Prism Rangers often die and people are often recruited or kidnapped to replace to them, explaining why their voice actors constantly change throughout the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series.

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* According to ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', the Prism Rangers often die and people are often recruited or kidnapped to replace to them, explaining why their voice actors constantly change throughout the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series.



* The ''Webcomic/{{Insecticomics}}'' uses the trope mentioned below to justify characters being represented by new toys. The most major would be Dreadmoon's [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/tfcon2005.html upgrade to a repaint of Energon Mirage]] from a [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/troubleparadise1.html sculpted model]], although Starscream's gone through several new bodies as better toys for him have come out.

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* The ''Webcomic/{{Insecticomics}}'' uses the trope mentioned below to justify characters being represented by new toys. The most major would be Dreadmoon's [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/tfcon2005.html upgrade to a repaint of Energon Mirage]] from a [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/troubleparadise1.html sculpted model]], although Starscream's gone through several new bodies as better toys for him have come out.



* In the Luna arc of ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' Dr. Seamus O'Murchadha undergoes a treatment to fix his screwed up metabolism from his last rejuvenation treatment. It also makes him look less like Tom Baker with a weight problem and more like an eight-foot-tall William Hartnell. [[spoiler: A later arc showed that he's changed his appearance, with both rejuvenation and conventional plastic surgery, several times in the past.]]

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* In the Luna arc of ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' Dr. Seamus O'Murchadha undergoes a treatment to fix his screwed up metabolism from his last rejuvenation treatment. It also makes him look less like Tom Baker Creator/TomBaker with a weight problem and more like an eight-foot-tall William Hartnell.Creator/WilliamHartnell. [[spoiler: A later arc showed that he's changed his appearance, with both rejuvenation and conventional plastic surgery, several times in the past.]]



** The third season premiere "The Kids", has Gumball and Darwin's voices (both provided by child actors that were outgrowing the character) cracking extensively, leading them to [[GrowingUpSucks come to terms with becoming adults.]] At the end of the episode, their voices finally break even with new voice actors... who sound ''[[NotAllowedToGrowUp younger]]'' than they did before. They then realize they're part of the previously mention 1% of people in the world ("[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall most of them on TV]]") that don't age.

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** The third season premiere "The Kids", Kids" has Gumball and Darwin's voices (both provided by child actors that were outgrowing the character) cracking extensively, leading them to [[GrowingUpSucks come to terms with becoming adults.]] At the end of the episode, their voices finally break even with new voice actors... who sound ''[[NotAllowedToGrowUp younger]]'' than they did before. They then realize they're part of the previously mention mentioned 1% of people in the world ("[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall most of them on TV]]") that don't age.
11th Feb '17 12:36:55 PM AthenaBlue
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* The TropeNamer is the Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'', as mentioned above. It has its [[TheNthDoctor/DoctorWho own page]].

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* The TropeNamer is the Doctor in from ''Series/DoctorWho'', as mentioned above. It has its [[TheNthDoctor/DoctorWho own page]].
7th Jan '17 1:34:51 PM DoctorCooper
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* German 90's TV show ''Balko'' used this. After the first actor Jochen Horst playing the main character left, the next season started with a near fatal car accident, forcing the till then unseen character to undergo plastic surgery, turning him into new actor Bruno Eyron (among the possible new faces given to choose from was also a famous German shepherd dog, 'KommissarRex').

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* German 90's TV show ''Balko'' used this. After the first actor Jochen Horst playing the main character left, the next season started with a near fatal car accident, forcing the till then unseen character to undergo plastic surgery, turning him into new actor Bruno Eyron (among the possible new faces given to choose from was also a famous German shepherd dog, 'KommissarRex').'[[Series/InspectorRex KommissarRex]]').
23rd Nov '16 10:13:28 PM Eddy1215
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Compare to: SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute (which introduces a totally new character much like the old one), TheOtherDarrin (where the actor is replaced ''without'' an in-universe explanation), and LegacyCharacter (which introduces a different character to the "title" of the previous character). See also DyingToBeReplaced (which this can consist of if, like in the trope naming example, the process analogises to the death of the original) and ReplacementScrappy, which can be a reaction. For tropes where one a character changes because of a transformation, see MidSeasonUpgrade, EvolutionPowerUp, and PlotRelevantAgeUp.

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Compare to: SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute (which introduces a totally new character much like the old one), TheOtherDarrin (where the actor is replaced ''without'' an in-universe explanation), and LegacyCharacter (which introduces a different character to the "title" of the previous character). See also DyingToBeReplaced (which this can consist of if, like in the trope naming example, the process analogises to the death of the original) and ReplacementScrappy, which can be a reaction. For tropes where one a character changes because of a transformation, see MidSeasonUpgrade, EvolutionPowerUp, and PlotRelevantAgeUp.
23rd Nov '16 10:13:03 PM Eddy1215
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Compare to: SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute (which introduces a totally new character much like the old one), TheOtherDarrin (where the actor is replaced ''without'' an in-universe explanation), and LegacyCharacter (which introduces a different character to the "title" of the previous character). See also DyingToBeReplaced (which this can consist of if, like in the trope naming example, the process analogises to the death of the original) and ReplacementScrappy, which can be a reaction.

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Compare to: SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute (which introduces a totally new character much like the old one), TheOtherDarrin (where the actor is replaced ''without'' an in-universe explanation), and LegacyCharacter (which introduces a different character to the "title" of the previous character). See also DyingToBeReplaced (which this can consist of if, like in the trope naming example, the process analogises to the death of the original) and ReplacementScrappy, which can be a reaction.
reaction. For tropes where one a character changes because of a transformation, see MidSeasonUpgrade, EvolutionPowerUp, and PlotRelevantAgeUp.
6th Nov '16 10:53:44 AM DaibhidC
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* In the radio adaptation of ''Literature/HowTheMarquisGotHisCoatBack'', the Marquis (played by Patterson Joseph instead of David Harewood from the radio adaptation of ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'') explains to Richard that he sounds different as a side-effect of having his throat cut. He also mentions he sounds like his younger self, a reference to Joseph playing the Marquis in the TV version.

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* In the radio adaptation of ''Literature/HowTheMarquisGotHisCoatBack'', the Marquis (played by Patterson Joseph instead of David Harewood from the radio adaptation of ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'') explains to Richard that he sounds different as a side-effect of having his throat cut. He also mentions he sounds like his younger self, "younger self", a reference to Joseph playing the Marquis in the TV version.
6th Nov '16 10:47:36 AM DaibhidC
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* In the radio adaptation of ''Literature/HowTheMarquisGotHisCoatBack'', the Marquis (played by Patterson Joseph instead of David Harewood from the radio adaptation of ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'') explains to Richard that he sounds different as a side-effect of having his throat cut. He also mentions he sounds like his younger self, a reference to Joseph playing the Marquis in the TV version.
31st Oct '16 2:08:46 PM tortiecat
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* ''Series/DueSouth'' is a rare non-scifi example of this trope: after being UnCancelled for a third season, it transpired that David Marciano, who played Raymond Vecchio, had already relocated with his family and been hired for a new role and so wasn't able to rejoin the show. This being a BuddyCopShow between Marciano and Paul Gross's character Fraser, they were left with something of a problem, but came up with a unique twist. Marciano was replaced by the utterly dissimilar Callum Keith Rennie... and only Fraser, who's just come back from vacation, appears to notice that his partner has become a completely different person. He spends the entire first episode believing he's the OnlySaneMan while "Vecchio" and all their co-workers, and even Vecchio's own family, profess ignorance to anything unusual. [[spoiler:His boss eventually sets him straight: the real Ray Vecchio has been sent deep undercover in the mob due to his [[IdenticalStranger uncanny resemblance]] to a [[NeverFoundTheBody presumably deceased]] boss whose gang he's infiltrating. The new Ray is a cop with the same first name and no family ties following a recent divorce, who's been brought in to take his place, so that if anyone gets suspicious and goes looking they'll find a Ray Vecchio active within the Chicago PD.]]

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* ''Series/DueSouth'' is a rare non-scifi example of this trope: after being UnCancelled for a third season, it transpired that David Marciano, who played Raymond Vecchio, had already relocated with his family and been hired for a new role and so wasn't able to rejoin the show. This being a BuddyCopShow between Marciano and Paul Gross's character Fraser, they were left with something of a problem, but came up with a unique twist. Marciano was replaced by the utterly dissimilar Callum Keith Rennie... and only Fraser, who's just come back from vacation, appears to notice that his partner has become a completely different person. He spends the entire first episode believing he's the OnlySaneMan while "Vecchio" and all their co-workers, and even Vecchio's own family, sister, profess ignorance to anything unusual. [[spoiler:His boss eventually sets him straight: the real Ray Vecchio has been sent deep undercover in the mob due to his [[IdenticalStranger uncanny resemblance]] to a [[NeverFoundTheBody presumably deceased]] boss whose gang he's infiltrating. The new Ray is a cop with the same first name and no family ties following a recent divorce, who's been brought in to take his place, so that if anyone gets suspicious and goes looking they'll find a Ray Vecchio active within the Chicago PD.]]
28th Oct '16 10:49:08 PM narm00
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', Leonardo spends the time between the season two finale and season three premier in a coma. Once he wakes up, his voice actor is different (Creator/SethGreen instead of Dominic Catrambone, who himself was a temporary replacement for Jason Briggs). Casey comments on his voice being different and Donatello says it's a result of his injuries.
* The ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode "Universe Vs. Tennyson" establishes that, Celestialsapiens, the source species of Alien X and a species of {{Reality Warper}}s, as the cause of the various redesigns and TheOtherDarrins throughout [[Franchise/{{Ben 10}} franchise]], with Azmuth cited as an example (going from [[Series/{{CSI}} Robert David Hall]] in [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} the original series]] and ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10DestroyAllAliens Destroy All Aliens]]'', to Creator/JeffBennett doing an Creator/ReneAuberjonois impression in the ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Alien Force]]''/''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' era, to Auberjonois himself voicing Azmuth in ''Omniverse'').

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', Leonardo spends the time between the season two finale and season three premier premiere in a coma. Once he wakes up, his voice actor is different (Creator/SethGreen instead of Dominic Catrambone, who himself was a temporary replacement for Jason Briggs). Casey comments on his voice being different and Donatello says it's a result of his injuries.
* The ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode "Universe Vs. Tennyson" establishes that, Celestialsapiens, the source species of Alien X and a species of {{Reality Warper}}s, as the cause of the various redesigns and TheOtherDarrins {{The Other Darrin}}s throughout [[Franchise/{{Ben 10}} the franchise]], with Azmuth cited as an example (going from [[Series/{{CSI}} Robert David Hall]] in [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} the original series]] and ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10DestroyAllAliens Destroy All Aliens]]'', to Creator/JeffBennett doing an Creator/ReneAuberjonois impression in the ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Alien ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]''/''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' era, to Auberjonois himself voicing Azmuth in ''Omniverse'').
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