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6th Jan '17 1:52:28 PM eroock
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->''Do a pretty good impression of my brother, don't I? Switch clothes and no-one can tell us apart.''
-->--'''[[spoiler:Stanley Pines]]''', to [[spoiler:Bill Cipher]], ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''

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->''Do ->''"Do a pretty good impression of my brother, don't I? Switch clothes and no-one can tell us apart.''
-->--'''[[spoiler:Stanley
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-->-- '''[[spoiler:Stanley
Pines]]''', to [[spoiler:Bill Cipher]], ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
22nd Dec '16 7:21:19 PM quantum_feels
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-->--'''[[spoiler:Stanley Pines]]''', [[spoiler:to Bill Cipher]], ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''

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-->--'''[[spoiler:Stanley Pines]]''', [[spoiler:to Bill to [[spoiler:Bill Cipher]], ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
22nd Dec '16 7:20:53 PM quantum_feels
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-->--'''Stanley Pines''', [[spoiler:to Bill Cipher]], ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''

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-->--'''Stanley Pines''', -->--'''[[spoiler:Stanley Pines]]''', [[spoiler:to Bill Cipher]], ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
13th Dec '16 2:08:05 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Tragic example in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': After Hiashi Hyuuga killed a ninja(who was a visiting delegate for another hidden village) for trying to kidnap his daughter, Hinata, the ninja's village demanded Hiashi's head in compensation. The clan elders suggested sending Hiashi's twin brother and Neji's father, Hizashi, in his place. Though Hiashi objected, Hizashi agreed as a way to save his brother, prevent a war and [[ScrewDestiny choose his own destiny]].

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* Tragic example in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': After Hiashi Hyuuga killed a ninja(who ninja (who was a visiting delegate for another hidden village) for trying to kidnap his daughter, Hinata, the ninja's village demanded Hiashi's head in compensation. The clan elders suggested sending Hiashi's twin brother and Neji's father, Hizashi, in his place.place (They wanted to do this because the kidnapping was an attempted XanatosGambit in order to get a [[XRayVision Byakugan]] via either Hinata or Hiashi. Hizashi, as a member of the cadet branch, had the Caged Bird Seal, which would seal his Byakugan away upon his death, thus preventing the other village from getting it). Though Hiashi objected, Hizashi agreed as a way to save his brother, prevent a war and [[ScrewDestiny choose his own destiny]].
11th Dec '16 5:58:04 PM ectostar
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* A variant on this happens in the French comic, ''Les Passagers du Vent'' (''The Passengers of the Wind''), though it's played for drama and not comedy. The two girls, Agnes and Isabeau, aren't related (Isabeau, nicknamed "Isa," is an orphan brought in as Agnes's playmate), and while they resemble one another, they aren't completely identical. In order to play a prank on Agnes's father, who hasn't seen either of them for years, they swap clothes and pretend to be one another -- and the prank works so well that he, to take care of their further education, sends "Isa" (really Agnes) off to a convent while keeping "Agnes" (really Isa) with him in the belief that she's his real daughter. Scared of being sent to convent herself, "Agnes" keeps the bluff going, and hence nobody listens to "Isa's" attempt at telling the truth. The girls end up permanently living each other's lives, leading to a very complicated love/hate relationship between them as adults.

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* A variant on this happens in the French comic, ''Les Passagers du Vent'' (''The Passengers of the Wind''), though it's played for drama and not comedy. The two girls, Agnes and Isabeau, aren't related (Isabeau, nicknamed "Isa," "Isa", is an orphan brought in as Agnes's playmate), and while they resemble one another, they aren't completely identical. In order to play a prank on Agnes's father, who hasn't seen either of them for years, they swap clothes and pretend to be one another -- and the prank works so well that he, to take care of their further education, sends "Isa" (really Agnes) off to a convent while keeping "Agnes" (really Isa) with him in the belief that she's his real daughter. Scared of being sent to convent herself, "Agnes" keeps the bluff going, and hence nobody listens to "Isa's" attempt at telling the truth. The girls end up permanently living each other's lives, leading to a very complicated love/hate relationship between them as adults.



* On ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Pahkitew Island,'' two of them contestants, [[EvilTwin Amy]] and [[ExtremeDoormat Sammy]]/"[[MaliciousMisnaming Samey]]," are a pair of identical twins. Amy is a ManipulativeBitch and a bully to Sammy, and eventually arranges for their team to vote her off. Sammy decides to [[TheDogBitesBack strike back]] by tricking Amy into eating a poisonous fruit, giving her a rash that renders her unable to speak. When the elimination is announced, Sammy simply pretends to be Amy and Amy gets kicked off the island instead. Sammy is able to keep this up for a few more episodes with only her friend [[AwesomeAussie Jasmine]] (and [[SecretSecretKeeper apparently]] [[TheSmartGuy Scarlett]]) aware.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Pahkitew Island,'' two of them contestants, [[EvilTwin Amy]] and [[ExtremeDoormat Sammy]]/"[[MaliciousMisnaming Samey]]," Samey]]", are a pair of identical twins. Amy is a ManipulativeBitch and a bully to Sammy, and eventually arranges for their team to vote her off. Sammy decides to [[TheDogBitesBack strike back]] by tricking Amy into eating a poisonous fruit, giving her a rash that renders her unable to speak. When the elimination is announced, Sammy simply pretends to be Amy and Amy gets kicked off the island instead. Sammy is able to keep this up for a few more episodes with only her friend [[AwesomeAussie Jasmine]] (and [[SecretSecretKeeper apparently]] [[TheSmartGuy Scarlett]]) aware.
11th Dec '16 5:56:44 PM ectostar
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[[quoteright:240:[[Webcomic/ThePrinceAndThePrincess http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/twin_switch0.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:240:[[Webcomic/ThePrinceAndThePrincess [[quoteright:240:[[http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=132927 http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/twin_switch0.jpg]]]]
6th Dec '16 5:15:29 AM DaibhidC
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* ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK'' where he discovers he an IdenticalStranger. He uses this to his advantage: have the double talk to Sergeant Slipper whilst he is catapulting everyone with tomatoes (thus getting him out of trouble because Slipper claims "Dennis" was talking to him), making others around Beanotown think they've gone potty, and at the end the double ends up doing Dennis's washing up after he sneaks out after tea (he had told his double to wait outside whilst he went to check the coast was clear).



* ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK'' where he discovers he has a twin who looks just like him. He uses this to his advantage: have the twin talk to Sergeant Slipper whilst he is catapulting everyone with tomatoes (thus getting him out of trouble because Slipper claims "Dennis" was talking to him), making others around Beanotown think they've gone potty, and at the end the twin ends up doing Dennis's washing up after he sneaks out after tea (he had told his twin to wait outside whilst he went to check the coast was clear).
22nd Nov '16 2:23:18 PM Gosicrystal
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** Another TwinSwitch happens in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'' [[spoiler:in the backstory for Case 2. This was the killer's motive for murder, because she had switched places with her sister after her death. So when the victim tried to have her spirit channeled, she killed him to keep the fact that she wasn't dead from getting out.]]



* In ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'', [[spoiler:the [[BigBad mastermind]], Junko Enoshima, switched places with her twin sister Mukuro Ikusaba before the game even started. She then had Mukuro killed to create the illusion that "she" was dead. Late in the game, once the protagonists learn the identity of the missing "sixteenth student", she uses the corpse to fake her death (under her original identity) and frame them for it. In this case, though, they were fraternal twins, and part of the deception depended on the other students not knowing what Junko really looked like outside of airbrushed magazine covers.]]
** And, in further examination of the tropes... [[spoiler: Mukuro and Junko come from such radically different backgrounds that, even with the family resemblance, there's absolutely no way for Mukuro to convincingly impersonate the real mastermind aka Junko, which is part of why she was killed off -- that wasn't part of the original plan. If the player actually takes the time to have Naegi befriend the impostor through multiple playthroughs of the section before she dies or the Vita version's School Mode, there are ''incredibly'' unsubtle hints that she's not who she claims to be, and isn't even very good at faking it. Had she not been killed, her cover would've been eventually been blown.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'', [[spoiler:the [[BigBad mastermind]], Junko Enoshima, switched places with her twin sister Mukuro Ikusaba before the game even started. She then had Mukuro killed to create the illusion that "she" was dead. Late in the game, once the protagonists learn the identity of the missing "sixteenth student", she uses the corpse to fake her death (under her original identity) and frame them for it. In this case, though, they were fraternal twins, and part of the deception depended on the other students not knowing what Junko really looked like outside of airbrushed magazine covers.]]
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And, in further examination of the tropes... [[spoiler: Mukuro and Junko come from such radically different backgrounds that, even with the family resemblance, there's absolutely no way for Mukuro to convincingly impersonate the real mastermind aka Junko, which is part of why she was killed off -- that wasn't part of the original plan. If the player actually takes the time to have Naegi befriend the impostor through multiple playthroughs of the section before she dies or the Vita version's School Mode, there are ''incredibly'' unsubtle hints that she's not who she claims to be, and isn't even very good at faking it. Had she not been killed, her cover would've been eventually been blown.]]
24th Oct '16 10:27:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/mischievous-koch-brothers-trick-beautiful-woman-in,35581/ "Mischievous Koch Brothers Trick Beautiful Woman Into Thinking There's Only One Of Them"]]

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* ''TheOnion'': ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/mischievous-koch-brothers-trick-beautiful-woman-in,35581/ "Mischievous Koch Brothers Trick Beautiful Woman Into Thinking There's Only One Of Them"]]
23rd Oct '16 10:44:18 AM nombretomado
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* Most episodes of ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow'', albeit the same actress played both twins with the help of NerdGlasses and a [[BritishAccents Scottish Accent]].

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* Most episodes of ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow'', albeit the same actress played both twins with the help of NerdGlasses and a [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Scottish Accent]].
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